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Conservative Voter Registration Drive


June 28, 2012 – Now that the Supreme Court has upheld Obamacare, better known as Communist Medicine, It is of the UTMOST importance that you make for certain that you are registered to vote come November 6th, 2012!

Remember, Remember the 6th of November! The Conservative Rebellion is coming D.C.

Repeal It! America’s last hope!
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REGISTER TO VOTE, HELP REGISTER OTHERS ALSO TO SEND OBAMA HOME THIS NOVEMBER.

This presidential election is the most important of our life time. Since this is the case, we want the next president to have a landslide win and a mandate from the American people. The only way we can achieve this is to make sure we are registered to vote, and get like-minded friends, colleagues, and family members registered to vote. The website wallbuilders.com/vote/ has a special tool that you can use to check to see if your friends, colleagues, and family are registered, and you can double-check your own registration status. Go there and check quickly! Pledge to get others to register also. Lets send Obama the socialist packing this November!

Robert E. Stage Jr.

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SUNDAY SERMON SERIES – The Fire Within – Jeremiah 20:9


Many of you that have read articles that I’ve written know that I love to study and write about history. In today’s message I want to take us into the past and look at the answers that we can find to the problems our people face today. For a text today, I want us to look at Jeremiah 20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak anymore in His name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut upin my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay. In order to understand the context, we need to read the whole chapter, feel free to read more.

20 Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief governor in the house of the Lord, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things. 2 Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the Lord. 3 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought forth Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then said Jeremiah unto him, The Lord hath not called thy name Pashur, but Magormissabib. 4 For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy friends: and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold it: and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive into Babylon, and shall slay them with the sword. 5 Moreover I will deliver all the strength of this city, and all the labours thereof, and all the precious things thereof, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah will I give into the hand of their enemies, which shall spoil them, and take them, and carry them to Babylon. 6 And thou, Pashur, and all that dwell in thine house shall go into captivity: and thou shalt come to Babylon, and there thou shalt die, and shalt be buried there, thou, and all thy friends, to whom thou hast prophesied lies. 7 O Lord, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived; thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me. 8 For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the Lord was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily. 9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay. 10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him. 11 But the Lord is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten. 12 But, O Lord of hosts, that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I opened my cause. 13 Sing unto the Lord, praise ye the Lord: for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers. 4 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed. 15 Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born unto thee; making him very glad. 16 And let that man be as the cities which the Lord overthrew, and repented not: and let him hear the cry in the morning, and the shouting at noontide; 17 Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great with me. 18 Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

Jeremiah, often referred to as “the weeping prophet”, was mocked and persecuted for preaching God’s word in Israel. He preached against the priests that were in power at that time. He was locked in the stocks for God’s word. Much like John was exiled to the isle of Patmos for the testimony and for the word of God.

It is often spoken today, that Christian folks are supposed to keep their faith to themselves. More specifically, we are told to keep our faith in our churches and out of our government. We need to refute that ideology, it has never worked and it has never ended well. The government, always threatens churches with taking away their 501 (c) (3) status, if they “preach a little to close to home”. Today in America, Christians are being targeted for ridicule, mocking, discounting our view points as, old fashioned, out of touch, dangerous, narrow minded, and hateful. This is propogated mostly by the government’s lap dog, the main stream media. [I think I’ve read about this before, Pilgrims?] I believe our ancestors came here to escape religious persecution. It has certainly become fashionable to be anti-christian. Now, ask yourself how? How has this happened? The government, has hijacked social issues and made them, political issues for personal gain. If it can be sold, it is for sell in Washington D.C. Power, influence, friendship, loyalty, you name it, it’s for sale. All the while, citizens are being sold down the river. So what do we as Christians do? We take them back! The issues are ours, not the government’s to gain power and set policy with. We can get it back. Jesus said: Matthew 23:27 “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.” That’s the verse I think of when I see all the beautiful white architechture and think of how corrupt D.C. is. You may ask, are you talking about civil disobediance? Let me answer that by saying this, if you seen a homeless person would you help them, get them a bite to eat, give them your sandwich? Because that is the church’s charter, from God’s mouth to our ears. In Philidelphia, “the city of brotherly love” it is now illegal to feed the homeless. So yes, civil disobedience is a must. (That does not mean destroying public property or the use of violence)  That is a direct infringement by government on the first amendment of the U.S. Contitution. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” In fact, while were on the subject, what transfers these rights to government? Abdication, plain and simple. We the people have abdicated our God given right to self-govern ourselves and given it to the government. Why does the government have a right to attach a number to your existence? (SS#) Why does the government have the right hold in its bank account your retirment? (SS#) Why does the government have the right to know your health information? (Obamacare) Why does the government think they can rule on what is socially acceptable? (Gay marriage) Why does the government believe they can tell us what to eat? (Soda, Trans-fats) So on and so forth. Because we have abdicated it. We gave it away.

Things that we gave away, we can take back. We must start with God and true repentance. 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

We need to begin promoting the idea that it is not the government’s place to take care of citizens cradle to grave! We are Americans, we take care of ourselves.  Jesus said: Matthew 22:21… then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.”  We need to ask God to heal the divisions that this government uses to gain power over us. We need to ask God to raise up the church back to its rightful station, and return responsibility back to citizens. We have a lot of praying to do. We need, like Jeremiah, to weep for our current state of affairs and ask God to restore us. We need the fire back in our gut! There’s only one way to do that, the same way Jeremiah did, put so many Godly things into you that there’s no way you can keep your mouth shut about Him. Jeremiah said God’s word was like a fire shut up in his bones! We need that today, to share Jesus, unafraid, with authority and power! To tell and show people that God loves them, and He wants to do great and mighty things in their lives! We need to be on fire for God! If we fall, it will be due to Bible illiteracy. American newspaper publisher and abolisionist, Horace Greely (1811-1872) said:“It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a bible-reading people. The principles of the bible are the groundwork of human freedom.” The founder of the Methodist church, John Wesley (1703-1791) said: “Catch on fire and others will love to come and watch you burn”! He also said “Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on Earth.” You notice that he said laymen also. Never let’em tell you your just one person, you can’t turn this country around. That’s a lie straight from the pit of hell! God vested in Jesus the salvation of the whole world. To you small groups, the church started with eleven men in the upper room, so don’t let’em tell you that you can’t turn things around. It’s time for revival in the land. Tonight, when you lay down to sleep, say a prayer for our nation and its people, and ask God to set your heart and your mind on fire for Him, ask that you are filled with a new spirit that would drive you to win the lost, share Jesus, and restore the land.

If you don’t know Christ, today is your appointed day to meet him and accept his free gift of salvation. Pilate said, “what shall I do with this Jesus?” Ask yourself today, what should I do with this Jesus, accept or deny? Pilate denied him, and washed his hands of him, what will you do?

Robert E. Stage Jr.

This is a wonderful song that helps us see through God’s eyes in our modern day.

 

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Glenn Beck’s Restoring Love – Dallas, Texas – July 28th 2012


Glenn Beck has recently announced that he has chosen a theme song for Restoring Love in Dallas TX on July 28th 2012. The song is named “Hold us together” by Matt Maher. It is an uplifting song with very poignant lyrics. My wife and I initially had signed up for tickets to this event, however the economy is too slow for us to be able to make it there. We had spot number 667 in line for pre-buy tickets. We were able to attend Restoring Honor in Washington D.C. on August 28th, 2010 (which happened to be our 3rd year anniversary since the day we met). Below are some pictures of that event. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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SUNDAY SERMON SERIES – Fathers – Proverbs 22:28


Proverbs 22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set. Authorized King James Version 1611
In our “modern” and “educated” epoch, the father, in the institution of the family has been relegated to the dust bin of history. Dads today are made out to be uneducated dopes that don’t know anything and do not have any business raising children, or being in their charge, and they certainly should not be respected by their children. Pop culture, Hollywood, and Tv shows [the world] have all propagated this opinion of our fathers. So, now father doesn’t know best any longer, because we have “progressed” past structure, rules, honor, integrity, honesty, and the importance of recognizing the traditional family. The nuclear family. Dad, Mom, and 2.5 children. Our fathers are portrayed as character’s like Al Bundy, of Married With Children fame. Or, Homer Simpson, from the Simpsons. Radical feminists that write story lines for television, write the father as some subordinate idiot that, if he wasn’t married to a woman, he wouldn’t be able to make it out of bed in the morning. It’s all very exhausting to watch.

Let’s look at some verses from the Bible that we can apply in our lives to help restore the position of our dads in the family.

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Authorized King James Version 1611

Our first station in life, is to be teachers to our children. Not just of things like reading, writing, math, and social issues but spiritual things first and foremost. After those things, we should teach our children a trade of some kind or something that can be used to make our children self-supporting. Jesus was taught the trade craft of carpentry. Lets ponder that for a minute. Working day in and day out with wood and nails, the same objects would be used to kill him when he was 33 years old. In Jewish tradition it is imperative that a father teach his son something useful and profitable so he can support his family. A father is to be the head of his home, a strong leader, and the spiritual leader of the house. He is to teach his children of God, and Godly things like love, morality, law, self reliance, humility, selflessness, honor, conviction, thrift, sacrifice, honesty, courage, integrity and ethics. Imagine if we could just teach children the sermon on the mount and really drive it home with them so they understood all the tenets that Christ taught, think of how our country would almost on its own, fix a lot of our problems with very little effort. If we just teach our children the truth again our nation would begin to heal. If we would teach our children take from no man anything, and if a man asks you for your shirt, give him your cloak, and if a man compels you to walk a mile with him, go twain. Our nation would transform practically overnight, for the better. If we could just get those 48 verses of Matthew chapter 5 driven deeply into the hearts of our posterity, grades would go up, crime would go down, bullying would subside, the family would begin to revive.

Proverbs 13:24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. Authorized King James Version 1611

We are commanded to discipline our children. If we do not the Bible goes so far as to say we hate our child. Look at how we have been handcuffed in our country regarding the discipline of our children. Now, parents have been so shackled down that they are even to afraid to correct little Johnny or Suzie for fear of hurting their egos, let alone the threats from children that they will call child services, it’s laughable! Our children have been empowered by the government to report discipline that their parents administer. Our children run the households, not parents. I am not advocating child abuse. But, I do advocate corporal punishment, it worked for thousands of years, until Dr. Spock arrived on the scene! I was whipped as a child, and deserved every one I ever got, multiplied by ten, believe me! My ego isn’t bruised, I’m ok, I’m still a productive member of society. You can take a trip down to your local Wal-Mart or grocery store, and see that the responsibility of disciplining our children has waned quite a bit. Some of the things you witness in these stores would have gotten the last generation slapped into next week.

John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Authorized King James Version 1611

As fathers, we must love our children as God loves us. Completely, sacrificial, wholly. But, greater than this, we must teach them of their first love. Jesus.

Romans 5:8 But God comendeth his love toward us, that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
This is the most important thing to pass on to our children. Christ. Charles Dickens the literary giant, wrote a book for his children from the years of 1846-1849 entitled The Life of Our Lord. If Dickens was alive, I beg to offer that he would say this book was his most important. He was writing this book while he was working on David Copperfield. The manuscript was not published until 1933 after his last child had died. It had been handed down as a family treasure. Dickens had asked that the manuscript would not be published while any child of his was still alive. In 1934 Simon and Schuster published it in America, It was one of the top books of the era. We need to, like Dickens, teach our children of Jesus, who, when we were so far from him, he came to us, and spanned the gulf of eternity that we could not, miraculously interjecting himself into history and died a sinner’s death on the tree. This one who made the lame walk, and the dumb talk. The one who raised Lazarus from the grave. The one who washed his disciples feet.

The verse I began with has special meaning for me. The word landmark normally means something solid, like a statue, or a rock, a memorial stone. I want you to see it in a different light today. I once heard a preacher say, a man had lost his father, he had passed away. The man, for the first few days, had felt deep loss, but, as time had passed; the man likened the loss of his father to living next to a giant mountain, and waking up one morning, and the mountain was gone when he looked for it. I can relate to how the man felt. Our fathers, often times mean more to us than we even know, but after they’re gone and they’ve broken through the shroud that is death, our memories of them have a way of haunting us. Like when you check your feet because of diabetes, and you remember, that the doctor’s had to amputate four of your dad’s toes and a bone in his foot, because of the same affliction. Or, you remember that fateful telephone call that you got, when the person on the other end of the line has the worst of news to share. You remember the lump in your throat and the sick feeling you had in your stomach when your ex-father in law tells you on that call, “son, somethings happened to your Dad, they think he had a heart attack. He is laying in the middle of his living room floor and the ambulance is on its way.” “I’ll keep you posted, but you may want to leave work and get down here.” The mountain in my life, is no longer outside my window, he passed away on September 21st, 2007 of a massive heart attack, minutes before the call I received. The day was both, the most terrible and the greatest day, all wrapped up in one. Even though I had lost, he had gained. In 2005, the Sunday after Easter, my Dad answered an altar call at the little country church I was a Deacon at. Many gathered around to pray with him, but I was especially grateful to God that I was able to kneel next him at that old altar made of stained two by fours, at the foot of the cross, at the age 59; God made him brand new again! Washed him of all his sins, and gave him a new life. I couldn’t help to think, my witness, drew him to Christ, it should have been the other way around. He was my mentor, my friend, my father.

Dedicated to Robert E. Stage Sr. December 21, 1942 – September 21, 2007 Sorely missed this fathers day.

I ask you on this LORD’s day, fathers, share Christ with your little ones. If you don’t know him, get to know him, accept him as your personal saviour today, and then share him with your kids! He comes highly recommended!

Robert E. Stage Jr.

 

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Obama’s Sycophant, Paul Krugman


sycophant

(sic-o-fant) (NOUN)

A sycophant is a person who tries to gain attention by flattering wealthy or influential people.

A self-serving flatterer, a person who fawns over another.

An example of a sycophant is someone who agrees with everything his boss says and who brings his boss gifts once a month.

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Paul Krugman, must have received his Nobel Prize the same way Obama did, by doing absolutely nothing of merit. I understand politics and political motivations, however, Krugmans latest statement is a little more over the top than usual. (Trying to cover Obama’s Tail on Solyndra and the like). The reason our nation is hurtling toward DEBT-MAGEDDON is Obama subscribes to this keynesian economic model that Krugman and so many other leftists follow. Simply put, keynesian economics calls for massive amounts of spending to jumpstart faltering job markets and the overall market. The theory is, if the economy slows down (recession = two or more quarters of negative growth in GDP) you spend more money to drive the economy back up, making the pie larger in a sense. The problem in the theory, among many, is in alignment with the words of Margaret Thatcher, she said, “the only problem with socialism is, eventually you run out of other people’s money”. We have not a dime to spend to bolster or boost our economy, in fact as I have written about many times in the past with unfunded liabilities and the national debt combined we are -70 to -100 Trillion dollars in debt. Our nations economic issues are due to people like Krugman speaking glowingly regarding this ideology. Krugman comes out and says “this is ridiculous, we’re talking like a billion dollars is a lot of money or something.” YES Paul! A billion dollars is still a lot of money! I can deny gravity all day long, but, if I deny it under the wrong circumstances, gravity will kill me. It’s like they live in an alternate universe where sound fiscal policy doesn’t even exist. We are well past the point of no return im afraid, concerning our debt problem. I would liken their spending to that of drunken sailors, but I don’t want to offend the sailors.  Our great great great grand children will still be paying on this millstone around our neck, if we are still a nation when their alive. No nation in the history of the world has ran up debt like we have and survived to tell about it. Europe is ready to shake apart and kill the Euro Zone and the currency. Almost every developed nation on the planet is running massive debts. There are a lot of markets already hinting that a sharp decline is in the near future. And the economic terrorist himself, George Soros, has now signaled that the Euro has 3 months tops before it collapses. Think of the ramifications of that for a moment.

Paul Krugman, history will judge you as an ignorant wretch who professed himself to be wise, while all along you were singing the propagandist song for Obama while he fiddled as America burned. May history forget that you were ever called my countryman.

Robert E. Stage Jr.

 

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‘Adolph Hitler’ Ordered to be Held In Custody In New Jersey


One day, you take your family to the grocery store to order a decorated birthday cake for your youngest son.  There’s just one problem, they refuse to decorate the cake for you.  Not because you don’t have the money for it.  Not because they ran out of icing or cake.  But, because they refuse to write your son’s name on the cake, his name, Adolph Hitler Campbell. After the story of this incident broke in the local news papers, child protective services showed up on the doorstep of the Campbell’s, ultimately, child services took all four of their children into custody. Three of their four children are named after Nazi figures or terminology. This happened in New Jersey in 2009.

Fast forward to present day. There was a hearing in Superior Court to decide if the children should be held in State custody or be returned to their parents. Superior Court Judge Robert Reed ruled that the children should continue to be detained in the states care. A decision Adolph’s father strongly disagreed with saying  it was based purely on the names of his children rather than the couple’s ability to serve as parents.

“These kids weren’t abused. Our kids weren’t taken because of abuse,” Campbell said. “I’m honest about who I am and what I am.” He further added “If I have to give up my Nazism, then so be it. I’ll do it,” he said. The children are “more my heart and soul and everything than anything.”

The Campbell’s are reported to have separated. An interesting interconnected note is that the Nazi Party recently filed the paper work in Washington D.C. to have their own lobbyist to the Congress of the United States in April, 2012, and were permitted to do so.

Here is one thing to consider. In America we have a constitutional right to the freedom of association, no matter what the social astigmatism is. We are protected from persecution by the government for being associated with any political ideology. If someone wants to follow communist ideology, in America they are free to do so, even though I strongly disagree with their decision in that choice, I support their right to subscribe to communism. Because I support the U.S. Constitution. We have a right to free and open debate.

I do not like anything that promotes Nazism, I find their actions both past and present, to be detestable. However, I don’t support an over reaching all-powerful government bureaucracy whether Federal, State, or Local in nature.

Here is another point of view to ponder.

Muhammad is a very popular name in the world right now, and many young boys are being named Muhammad currently.

In AD 627, Muhammad committed an atrocity against the last remaining major tribe of Jews in Medina: the Qurayza. Muhammad beheaded or had beheaded 750 Jews, adults and prepubescent males, and gathered all the women together as slaves. Muhammad, also had taken to himself a wife, a young girl of the age of around 9. He was middle-aged at the time of their wedding. The Hadith chronicles the story of Muhammad marrying the 9 year old girl of his friend,the girl was named Aisha. The Southern Baptists had gotten into some hot water over referring to Muhammad as a “Demon Possessed Pedophile” in 2002.

If Muhammad hated the Jews, and killed them. And Adolph hated the Jews, and killed them. Why is it more politically correct to name children Muhammad than Adolph. Is it in our psyche as a nation to abhor the name Adolph, because his atrocities were more recent, and closer to the surface of our knowledge than that of Muhammad’s atrocities? I would say that is part of it. However, consider this point of view, or are we so afraid of being politically incorrect to tell the truth about both men, because Islam calls one of them a prophet? Are we to afraid to criticise one because he is a so-called “religious” figure? And, equally, are we so easy to criticise the other one because its socially acceptable to do so?

In America, does the government have the right to take children into custody, because of their name? Where no credible evidence of abuse can be determined beyond a reasonable doubt? Can they break up a family because of your decision to name your children what you seen fit?  Should the authorities be investigating Islamic families that are naming their boys Muhammad?  If the answer is yes, we are in a world of hurt.

Robert E. Stage Jr.

Adolph, with his parents Heath and Deborah

 

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DNT TXT N DRV OR U WLL GT A HFTY TKT ;D K IKR LOL


This is the latest news from Ohio:

June 1, 2012
Contact: Troy Green, 202-366-9550
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today commended Ohio Governor John Kasich for signing a new law that prohibits text messaging while driving.
“I commend Governor Kasich and the Ohio legislature for taking an important stand against the dangers of texting while driving today,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “While this new law will help keep all drivers safe, we are especially encouraged by its focus on young drivers, who are more likely to engage in distracted driving.”
Ohio becomes the 39th state to prohibit texting behind the wheel by all drivers. The law takes effect 90 days after signing and warnings will be issued to offenders for the first six months. After that period, texting will become a secondary offense for adults and a primary offense for those under age 18. Adult violators will face a fine of up to $150. Teens who violate the law will be subjected to a $150 fine and have their license suspended for 60 days. Teens who are repeat offenders will be fined $300 and have their license suspended for a year.
Ohio and 38 other states, the District of Columbia, Guam and the Virgin Islands ban text messaging by all drivers. Ten states, the District of Columbia, Guam and the Virgin Islands prohibit all hand-held cell phone use while driving.
“We are making a difference in the fight against distracted driving through a combination of good laws, tough and consistent enforcement, and extensive public education,” said David Strickland, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Ohio is sending a strong message that it wants its young drivers to be distraction free.”
In 2009, Secretary LaHood launched a national anti-distracted driving campaign to combat the growing trend of dangerous distracted driving behavior in America. To help further raise awareness, the U.S. DOT also launched Distraction.gov, a dedicated website that provides the public with a comprehensive source of information on distracted driving.
The Department has also hosted two national summits devoted to the issue, crafted sample legislation, which states can use to adopt distracted driving laws, issued several rulemakings banning texting while operating commercial vehicles and limiting the use of handheld cell phones, and initiated pilot law enforcement programs in Hartford, CT, and Syracuse, NY, modeled after the Department’s successful efforts to increase seatbelt use and curb drunk driving. More information on the rules can be found at: http://www.distraction.gov/content/dot-action/regulations.html
In November 2010, the Department of Transportation announced “Faces of Distracted Driving,” a video series featuring people from across the country who have been injured or lost loved ones in distracted driving crashes. To watch videos from the “Faces of Distracted Driving” series, and to learn more about the U.S. Department of Transportation’s campaign against distracted driving, visit Distraction.gov.

Ohio, became the 39th State to write and pass legislation to make it illegal to text while driving today with Gov. John Kasich’s signing ceremony. As dangerous as texting and driving may be, what many fail to see, is that many states already have laws on the books to cover these actions. The law is usually called driving while distracted. This law is a primary offense, which means you can be pulled over for only being caught breaking it. It is not secondary, which means the cops would first need to pull you over for something else, ie. speeding, and then slap you with a ticket for driving while distracted.

This is nothing more than political smoke and mirrors. It’s a feel good bill. If driving while distracted already makes it illegal to drive while reading, drive while eating, drive while putting makeup on, drive while arguing with passengers, and etc. etc. Why the sudden need for the bill? Nothing more that PC political correctness run amok and political self-preservation. That is the sad truth of this issue. Politicians take something that the media has blown up into a huge social issue, and then get to work passing laws!  You know, to look busy, for the constituents. They stand up on their soap boxes and pound their chest and shout, “it’s a crisis” and “young people are dying!” “We must do something!” “We need to pass a bill banning this action!”.  All the while, there already exists a law that cops can already use to perform a traffic stop, driving while distracted. WE ARE BEING SCAMMED by WEASEL POLITICIANS! How much money do you think these states have spent writing, voting on, performing demographics and traffic studies, just to pass REDUNDANT legislation? I would venture to say it’s in the millions of dollars. There really is nothing more deceiving than pretending to stand up for the people and convincing many into believing they are really “working” for you, the constituent. It’s a fantasy, they’ve concocted in their heads. Now they all will run around congratulating each other by patting one another on the backs and bottoms. And they just keep getting away with the deceptions, because no one will call them on the carpet on it! Its high time someone stood up and called Bu** sh**!

The most egregious part of the bill is this, what about the cops? Does this apply to them also? I have personally witnessed patrol officers scrolling on their laptops, typing and reading while driving, actually texting on their phone,  can any one say hypocrite?

Lord Help Us. They’re just gonna keep finding social / political reasons to legislate idiocy and we are the guinea pigs!

Robert E. Stage Jr.

P.S. – For those who have lost loved ones, I am sorry for your loss, the law that could have saved your loved one(s) already existed, and no one would enforce it.

 

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