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Scary Obituary

Even if you have seen this before, reading it again serves as a stark reminder of where we are headed.

IN GOD WE TRUST

Scary Obituary

In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the
University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the
Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: “A democracy is always
temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent
form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until
the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous
gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority
always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from
the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally
collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a
dictatorship.”

“The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the
beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200
years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage.”

The Obituary follows:

Born 1776, Died 2012

It doesn’t hurt to read this several times.
Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in
St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning
the last Presidential election:

Number of States won by: Obama: 19 McCain: 29
Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 McCain: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million McCain: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 McCain: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: “In aggregate, the map of the territory
McCain won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens
of the country.

Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low
income tenements and living off various forms of government
welfare…”

Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the
“complacency and apathy” phase of Professor Tyler’s definition of
democracy, with some forty percent of the nation’s population
already having reached the “governmental dependency” phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million
criminal invaders called illegal’s – and they vote – then we can say
goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

[…] apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom..

This is truly scary

Dishonorable Disclosures

I received a link to this YouTube video from an old Navy friend that I have recently reconnected with after some 30+ years.

This is a lengthy video (22 minutes) but it’s worthwhile.

In my opinion, it is one of the most important reasons to make sure that this present administration does not have another four years to keep on doing the same thing to our military, intelligence community and national security.

Please register and make your presence felt on election day – Tuesday November 6, 2012.

Intelligence and Special Operations forces are furious and frustrated at how President Obama and those in positions of authority have exploited their service for political advantage. Countless leaks, interviews and decisions by the Obama Administration and other government officials have undermined the success of our Intelligence and Special Operations forces and put future missions and personnel at risk.

The unwarranted and dangerous public disclosure of Special Forces Operations is so serious — that for the first time ever — former operators have agreed to risk their reputations and go ‘on the record’ in a special documentary titled “Dishonorable Disclosures.” Its goal is to educate America about serious breaches of security and prevent them from ever happening again.

Psalm 2012

I wish I knew the original author, but sadly I do not. Linda passed this anonymous posting along to me this afternoon.

Memorial Day – 2012

Whew!! It was a Hot One this year, wasn’t it? 90+ degrees and Linda thought it was the perfect time to trim the bushes! Definately a 2-Beer task!

Anyway… Todd, Shelly, and Madi are making a road trip back to Iowa over this Memorial Day for a little family time with Great Gramma Bev, as well as Uncle Jim, Aunt Gayle, and the wee and not so wee cousins.

So since Jenna needed a bit’o down time and the Johnsons weren’t leaving until Sunday, we were able to snag both grand children on Saturday for a round of PuttPutt Golf! It was a great time – albeit a Hot one.

Madi’s hang’n with Great Grandma, and Sam got to stay with us for a couple of days. Thanks for hanging out with us, Buddy. It was a great time.

Road Trip!!

The 100 year Kappa Alpha Theta Centennial celebration at the University of South Dakota! What better excuse for a road trip. Well as it turns out an airplane trip plus a road trip.

Jenna and Natalie are both alums so a great opportunity for the cousins, as well as the wee cousins, to catch up. Not to leave out all the other alums – Aunt Gayle, Uncle Jim, and Grandma Bev.

There was even time to take in a circus!

Have a great time guys.

Remembering Rosie

I was reminiscing the other day about my oldest sister Rosella Mae – Rosie is what we called her and as far I know everyone else did as well. It was her birthday, and I was rummaging through some drawers looking for a picture of her. She died way too young.

She was quite a bit older than I was so she was more like a “visiting aunt” that came to visit from time to time. She brought presents, a big smile, and huge hugs for everyone. I remember when I was 4 or 5 years old standing with my parents on the platform at our train station waving goodbye to Rosie as the train took my big sister off to school. She was studying to be a nurse.

As part of her training, she got to travel to “far away” and exotic places like Fergus Falls, Minnesota, and then she moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! For a little kid growing up on a farm outside a small town in Northwest Iowa, Philadelphia seemed like the other side of the world and possibly the most exotic place there could be.

She had her own apartment, her own car, and a goofy little dog called Poopsie. One of those funny looking bug eyed little bundles that was just another member of the family. One of the first cars she owned was a Studebaker. She may have been the only one that owned one of those things, but I sure thought it was cool and she did too.

My oldest sister Rosie is gone now, but I love her still, and her memory is always with me. From left to right, this picture is of Rosie, me, my sister Lu Anne, and our mother Gladys sitting there in the front.

Happy Birthday Sam!

Happy birthday big guy! Wow! Eight years old and look’n good!

Have a super duper day Buddy. Sorry we couldn’t join you for your birthday this year, but have a great time at your bowling party. Knock down some of those pins for me – Ok?

Can’t wait to see you next weekend!

Love you, Sam and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Grandpa Johnson