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TO SPEAK OUT OR NOT TO SPEAK OUT…THAT IS THE QUESTION!

Our pastoral staff was blessed yesterday to attend a luncheon sponsored by Michigan Family Forum, a conservative group of pastors and lay people here in Michigan who stand for religious freedom. The speaker for the event was Eric Metaxas who has written the New York Times best seller Bonhoeffer, the life story of a man who spoke of “religionless Christianity” and fought to stop the slaughter of the Jews in Germany during Hitler’s reign. He was hung by the Gestapo in a Nazi prison camp in April 1945 just 23 days before the German surrender.

Yesterday’s luncheon was full of ministry people including the president of Hope College in Holland Michigan and several pastors of large area churches. Metaxas made it clear to all of those present that contrary to popular opinion, pastor’s should be speaking out about the political issues of our day. He compared today’s issues to those being faced by Bonhoeffer during Hiltler’s regime and stated that NOW is the time to speak out…and inferred that soon you may not be able to.

The room was still and quiet (minus the moans of agreement being brought forth by my wife, myself and a few others).

I think that it is interesting that Mataxes stated that he that he had just returned from two weeks in Germany, Bosnia, Albania and Greece where he was able to speak out on the issues of the day. He spoke of the fact that the church was totally silent during the atrocities of Hitler’s day and mentioned how the pastors of that day were silent. He shared a phrase that Chuck Colson (Prison Fellowship International)  had written in one of his books. He called this absence of political dialogue in the church “The Spiral of Silence.”

I found it interesting that there was this sullen quietness in the entire room…as if most of the pastors at the luncheon were not on the same page and that they had been lied to for so long about the “required” separation of church and state that they actually bought into the idea that it is somehow unconstitutional for churches to talk about politics. He pleaded with the pastors to speak up now…before the “Spiral of Silence” puts us behind bars.

This morning I was reading an article from a Christian author and writer stating that he believed that pastors should not speak out on political issues.

I disagree.

One week ago I was in Germany and had the opportunity to visit Dachau Prison Camp where Hitler sent thousands of Jews to be exterminated. We got off our train and were told that it was about a 50 minute walk to Dachau While walking down the street heading toward the camp, I noticed on old woman peering from a third floor window of a house that looked like it had been there a hundred years or so. I could only imagine what her eyes may have seen in the past 100 years from that same window and countless Jews marched to their death. Once we arrived at the camp, we walked the grounds that held cattle cars full of innocent men, women, and children who were to be exterminated in the gas chambers. We stood next to the furnaces that had destroyed the remains of thousands of beautiful lives that had been cut short simply because they were of Jewish descent. We walked the halls of buildings where pastors were imprisoned in total darkness for 8 months at a time… simply because they spoke out against the insanity that was taking place all around them.

I shudder to think of what might happen here in America. That was the very point that Mr. Mataxes was trying so carefully to articulate. Mr. Mataxas shared the fact that Deitrick Bonhoffer witnessed the German Lutheran church as it became infected with Nazism and thus weakened in its mission to spread the true gospel of love and peace. Pastors turned their backs on sin and did NOT call it out, and those who did were imprisoned…or tortured to death.

You may remember that part of the ‘Great Awakening’ that took place, before our founders were even around, was the ‘awakening’ within the corruption of government and how it had to be addressed.

Our culture is no different than it was in Bonhoeffer’s day…morally decadent. Far too many clergy are in what Colson calls “The Spiral of Silence.”

Way too many clergy believe that preachers do not have the responsibility to call evil out. This is what Dietrich Bonhoeffer dealt with in Germany while Hitler called himself a ‘Christian’…and we all know where that led to!

I believe that our life narrative should be so saturated with Jesus Christ and the principles and practices of His Word that it affects our culture forever and saves us from the mistakes of history.

In my mind…there is no difference between the “sacred” and “secular” life of a TRUE CHRIST FOLLOWER. Politics, economics, and spirituality are inextricably linked; therefore I cannot separate my belief system on Sundays from my daily life. They are one.

If there is anything that struck me while standing in the prison camp last week, it was reading the plaques on the doors of the cells and in the halls of the buildings that held those sentenced to death. Those plaques reminded us how this mammoth atrocity happened right underneath the ears, eyes and noses of the people living right there in that little town of Dachau…and nobody dared say a word…”The Spiral of Silence.”

It can happen right underneath our ears, eyes and noses here in America too.

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The man behind the mask.

Obama’s ‘foreign beliefs’ a reflection of his image

Much puzzling behavior by President Barack Obama falls into place when we go behind the image he projects (“Obama 1”) to the factual reality of the man’s whole life and thrust (“Obama 2”).

Obama himself is well aware of the nature and importance of his image. In his own words, “I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.” An 18th century philosopher put the matter bluntly: “When I speak, I put on a mask. When I act, I am forced to take it off.”

Many of Obama’s actions as president reflect neither political expediency nor an attempt to promote the best interests of the American people. Take, for example, his bowing low from the waist to foreign leaders.

No president had done that before. It gained Obama nothing with the voters, nor was there any reason to think he expected it to. Why then did he do it?

What did it accomplish? It brought the United States down a peg, in the eyes of the world, something that he has sought to do in many other ways.

These bows were perfectly consistent with his view of maldistribution of power and prestige internationally, just as his domestic agenda reflects a felt need for a redistribution of wealth and power within American society.

Against that background, it is not at all puzzling that Obama has clamped down on offshore oil drilling by Americans in the Gulf of Mexico, but has encouraged and subsidized offshore oil drilling by Brazil with our tax dollars.

That is another example of international redistribution—and payback for perceived past oppressions or exploitation of the West against the non-West.

So is replacing pro-Western governments in the Middle East with Islamic extremist governments.

Some people may have gotten focused on the issue of Obama’s birth certificate because so much of what he has done seems foreign to American ideals, traditions and interests.

Those who have questioned whether Obama is really a citizen of the United States have missed the larger question: Whether he considers himself a citizen of the world. Think about this remarkable statement by Obama during the 2008 campaign: “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that every other country is going to say, ‘OK.’”

Are Americans supposed to let foreigners tell them how to live their lives? The implied answer is clearly “Yes!” When Obama went to the United Nations for authority to take military action and ignored the Congress of the United States that was all consistent with his vision of the way the world should be.

How has Obama gotten away with so many things that are foreign to American beliefs and traditions? Partly it is because of the quiescent media, sharing many of his ideological views. But part of his success must be credited— if that is the word—to his rhetorical talents and his ability to project an image that many people accept and welcome.

The role of a confidence man is not to convince the skeptics, but to help the gullible believe what they want to believe. But he is not trying to convince the skeptics, nor worried about looking ridiculous to informed people who won’t vote for him anyway.

This is a source of much polarization between those who see and accept Obama 1 and those who see through that facade to Obama 2.


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Leaders…lead.

During this past week I have enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation in the mountains of Colorado. I have had an awesome time with my wife

and children (minus my oldest daughter Danielle, who is now married and wants to come with us next year). I have had plenty of time to relax, pray, study, and think through the future of Wellspring Church. I have looked at the things other pastors have said about many subjects. I have prayed that God will help me to continue the ministry of mentoring as many young men and women as possible so that God’s kingdom will be eternally advanced. Once again I realize that the way to lead is to live the example to those who work with you, to be their servant. Too many leaders want to lead without serving.

I heard many speakers from the Republican National Convention talk about our future and about leadership…The one thing that stuck out to
me so strongly that I actually jumped up and wrote it down was a statement by Condoleezza Rice. She said that “it is impossible to lead from behind.” A leader must lead. Despite those who come against you…(and it could be those in your own family or others close to you) YOU MUST LEAD AS THE HOLY SPIRIT TELLS YOU TO LEAD and not everyone will always agree with you…some will be “spear throwers.”

I am so thankful that God is not finished with me and that there is so much more to do for the kingdom of God. I am also thankful for the staff at Wellspring Church. Each of them has come up through the ministry of Wellspring and they have matured and grown into the men and women that God wants them to be. I have stated this over and over to the staff of Wellspring, “I would much rather have someone who is loyal than the most gifted person in the world.” True humility is something that is rare today. Too many people have a hidden agenda and ONLY look for opportunities to advance themselves and their own agenda. As I have repeated stated: THE WAY UP IS DOWN. Too many young adults expect to get what they want without waiting on God. They want instant gratification, and if they don’t get it they throw what I call “a hissy fit.” They will go nowhere but down. The fear of the Lord and humility is the beginning of wisdom; not talent, not a hard work ethic, not good looks or money, but humility.

While I have been away I have had the opportunity to look at where we have come from as a church, where we are going, and those that I most trust to help take us there. It is an honor to serve Jesus every day, wherever we are. While sitting in the hot tub today with my kids, a young, college age man came and sat there with us. It wasn’t long before we were talking about spiritual things. Of all things…he is from Kalamazoo and is searching. When asked what he did for a living, he stated that he was a farmer and ski instructor, I asked him what kind of crops he grew and he said, “medicinal” …But what he didn’t say was that he was growing marijuana. I knew immediately that this was not the time to talk to him about the dangers of pot…this was the time to talk to him about Jesus. What a joy it is to share our faith in a loving God with those who are desperately searching for love and forgiveness, not judgment and self righteousness. He stated that being from West Michigan he had seen a lot of religiosity but not a whole lot of spirituality and that he was looking for something deeper. WOW!

How exciting to know that people can actually see the difference. He did not want some kind of religious instruction manual; he wanted a relationship with a living being. He wanted love. This made me understand even more how important it is as a husband, father, pastor and mentor to lead through relationship not through religious talk or rules because rules without relationship lead to rebellion. It is crucial that we be servants.
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One of the things that most troubles me about the younger generation is the spirit of entitlement and the fact that they cannot take instruction. They are positive that they are being attacked if you suggest that they do something different, and by the way, there is little loyalty today. I thank God for people like Zach Rasmusson (our youth pastor) who is not only a loyal friend of mine but has become an incredible preacher. He is a Jonathan to me. This kind of loyalty is missing today. There are far too many Diatrophes – people who only desire the top spot – the limelight; they are ever learning but never coming to an understanding of servanthood. They never come to an understanding of the truth, not realizing that the way up is down, that the way to lead is to humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and wash feet. Thank God for all of the staff at Wellspring that is open and teachable. God will do great things through them.

It only takes a few days of vacation for me to realize how blessed I am to be the pastor of Wellspring Church – a place of love and joy.  Thanks to all that stand at my side working for the King of life – the One we love and look forward to seeing someday soon.

I am the most blessed pastor in the world.

P.S. Let me close with a phrase that I heard while watching a movie with my teenage daughter this week.

THE ONLY THING GREATER THAN FEAR IS HOPE.


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Does Your Heart Break?

One of our church’s dance teams does a dance called “Does You Heart Break”. It is powerful. I want you to see this video and consider the dire spiritual condition of our country.

I am in the process of writing a letter to each and every church in Grand Rapids, asking them to think seriously about preaching a message concerning the need for prayer and fasting as we approach this year’s election. America is in trouble. We need to see repentance on every level but it MUST START in the church. Preachers need to get back to preaching…not tickling the ears in the congregations because they are concerned about losing members. They must speak up about the policies of the present administration. It is time to expose those in government who are claiming to be Christians while making mockery of God and His Holy Word. I plan to preach a series of sermons entitled OUR LAST CHANCE! In this series we will look at what happens to any nation that turns its back on God and disregards His Word and His principles.

I recently read an article stating the concerns of several men of God and their prophecies about our future as a nation if we do not turn back to God and put only those in office that put God first.

Please read the following article which expresses my own outlook on our future as a nation should we not put God back where he belongs.

Famed evangelist Billy Graham has written a letter calling America and its “deceived people” to repentance with a series of escalating warnings that the nation is in growing danger of God’s judgment.

“This may be our last chance to call the nation to pray,” says Anne Gimenez, national chair person of America for Jesus—The Awakening, which expects hundreds of thousands of people to gather at Independence Mall in Philadelphia Sept. 28-29 to pray and intercede for the United States.

“We believe it possibly could be the last time we have this opportunity. Nineveh is a great example. All the wickedness of that city, and yet when they did what God said they should do and repented, God healed their land. That’s right where America is today. We’re on the brink of America being destroyed as we know it, but I believe God is giving America a chance at this hour.”

In his letter, “My Heart Aches for America,” the 93-year-old Graham wrote that he recalled how his late wife, Ruth, once expressed concerns about the nation’s “terrible downward spiral”— exclaiming, “If God doesn’t punish America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”

Graham, who has preached to more people than any other Protestant in history—2.2 billion— wrote that he wondered what Ruth would think of the country today where “self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle.”

“My hearts aches for America,” wrote Graham, who has provided spiritual counsel to every president from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush and received Barack Obama in his home in 2010. He has been on Gallup’s “Ten Most Admired Men in the World” list 55 times since 1955.

“The wonderful news is that our Lord is a God of mercy, and He responds to repentance. In Jonah’s Day, Nineveh was the lone world superpower—wealthy, unconcerned and self-centered. When the Prophet Jonah finally traveled to Nineveh and proclaimed God’s warning, people heard and repented. I believe the same thing can happen once again, this time in our nation.”

Graham’s letter calling America to repentance comes as a growing number of highly respected Christian leaders have issued similar warnings in recent months, noting that the nation is in a downward spiral of economic decline, immorality, corruption, growing secular humanism and attacks on religious liberty.

Jack Hayford, the founding pastor of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, Calif., and the former president of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, says Graham’s letter comes as the nation is in a “very grim hour as we approach the election this year.”

“What we need is something on the order of shock troops at this hour, and I can imagine that can be raised,” Hayford says. “I don’t feel despairing. I do feel the urgency. We are at a point that desperate action is needed and Billy’s voice, certainly as no other, can give rise to that.”

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, the author of the New York Times best-selling book The Harbinger, says Graham’s letter is a “prophetic word” that parallels the message in The Harbinger—that America is rapidly departing from God and is in danger of judgment unless it turns back to God in humble and genuine repentance.

The fact that Graham released the letter “should get our attention” and is “very striking” and “very stunning,” says Cahn, the senior rabbi at the nation’s largest messianic congregation, the Beth Israel Worship Center in Wayne, N.J.

“I believe this is a very, very critical time for America and for God’s people in America, and I believe it has ramifications for world history,” says Cahn, a descendant of Aaron, the high priest of the ancient Israelites and the brother of the Biblical prophet Moses. “The way that America goes is going to affect the world, and the way God’s people in America go will affect America.

“So, the message of The Harbinger is that we are in danger and that the same progression of judgment that occurred in the last days of ancient Israel is now occurring in America. The call is ultimately for salvation for those who don’t know the Lord and for repentance and revival for those who do. I see this (Graham’s letter) as another very stark sign that we are a critical point.”

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Joel Rosenberg, the New York Times best-selling author of Implosion: Can America Recover from its Economic & Spiritual Challenges in Time?, echoed Cahn’s remarks in a blog entry last week, noting Graham’s letter highlights “the need for spiritual revival.”

“America is in grave danger,” Rosenberg wrote. “The massacre in Aurora. The child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State. The scourge of abortion and pornography and runaway spending and debt in Washington. The list tragically goes on and on. In Implosion, I try to document how serious the situation is, and how a Third Great Awakening is the only answer.”

Graham’s letter comes as several organizations are planning prayer gatherings, evangelistic festivals and other events.

In his letter, Graham wrote his son Franklin Graham is planning to launch an outreach entitled My Hope with Billy Graham “that wouldbring the gospel into neighborhoods and homes in every corner of America next year.”

“America is desperately in need of another great awakening,” says Cindy Jacobs, co-founder of Generals International. “As many other nations in history have belatedly discovered, one cannot eliminate the name of Jesus and think that God does not see. We all need to listen and respond to what the Lord has put on the heart of Dr. Billy Graham, and respond to his message of hope as well as courageously find our own voice in calling the church and nation to repent.”

Meanwhile, starting Sept. 28 and continuing through Nov. 6, 40 Days to Save America is calling for prayer, fasting and repentance in the 40 days prior to the presidential election.

“During the American Revolution, in the darkest days of the Civil War, at the outset of our involvement in World War II, leaders as different as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared national seasons of prayer, fasting and repentance,” wrote Rick Scarborough, chairman of 40 Days to Save America on the website.

“Today, our nation faces multiple crises—pending economic collapse, moral disintegration and international terrorism—but all have spiritual underpinnings. Together, they are even more daunting than those Americans confronted in 1776, 1863 and 1941. Now as then our national survival is at stake. Now as then, our destiny rests in God’s hands. The crises confronting us are beyond the power of human beings to resolve without divine guidance. Nothing short of a Third Great Awakening can save us.”

The calls for prayer and repentance come a year after Texas Gov. Rick Perry declared Aug. 6, 2011, a day of national prayer, fasting and repentance and invited fellow governors to attend The Response at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Given the trials besetting the nation from the “global economic downturn to natural disasters, the lingering danger of terrorism and continued
debasement of our culture,” Perry said he believed it was time to “convene the leaders from each of our United States in a day of prayer and fasting, like that described in the book of Joel.”

Doug Stringer, the founder of Somebody Cares America and the national mobilization coordinator for The Response, says a battle for the soul of the nation is underway, the wake-up call has come and yet “we keep pushing the snooze button.”

“Coming from one who has been such a great giant—an ambassador for Christ around the world—I think [Graham’s] words at age 93 should deeply, deeply impact each and every one of us,” Stringer says. “I really believe we’re in a Joel 2 moment where the church must take seriously personal and individual repentance. America is in trouble. We need God himself to intervene.”

For another Great Awakening to occur, Hayford says the church and believers must engage in “gut-level, spiritually-impassioned intercessory prayer”—something lacking in most churches today, few of which even hold prayer meetings anymore.

“The undermining of the ensconced dark powers that are eating out the underpinnings of our national life are only going to be neutralized and cast down in one way,” says Hayford, author of Penetrating the Darkness: Discovering the Power of the Cross Against Unseen Evil. “You can preach about it, and that’s valid, and it’s not worthless. But it’s what is awakened in the church
through prayer that becomes the truly penetrating and ultimately victorious dynamic.”


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A man of sorrows.


I awoke this morning in a very contemplative mood, thinking about the brevity of life and the amount of pain and hurt we experience this side of heaven. I lay in bed praying for all the people out there that are feeling some sort of rejection – the kind of rejection that I have experienced for a great portion of my life. You see, I was the kid that nobody wanted on their team. I was the kid who walked the halls alone, who spent lunchtime silent and alone, wondering why no one wanted to sit by me. I had NO friends. I was not popular and did not communicate well at all.

I guess that is why I need Jesus so much – because he was a man of sorrows…acquainted with grief. He understood loneliness and rejection better than anyone.

Every day following lunch, the staff and interns of our church gather in the front of the auditorium to pray. We spend time on our knees to get a hold of God in a way that cannot be known except by prayer. Yesterday was no different than most days. There were about 19 men (I use the term loosely) gathered around in a circle. As usually, I was one of the first men there. I always kneel in pretty much the same place, and the one thing you would notice right away is that no one ever wants to kneel next to me. There is almost always an empty spot on both sides of me, and this time was no exception. It usually doesn’t bother me, but for some odd reason it did this time. It made me sad. I began asking myself questions like, “Do I have bad breath?” “Do I smell?” “Are they just afraid to pray next to the lead pastor?”

Finally I decided that it is just my lot in life to be alone, to experience rejection just like Christ did as he walked on the earth. I imagined how Jesus felt on the night he was betrayed, when he wanted to pray in the Garden of Gethsemene but all his disciples fell asleep. Jesus wept as he poured out his heart – heavy with the weight of the world’s sin while his disciples slept, oblivious to his pain.

As I write this, I am reminded once again of Isaiah’s words, “He was despised and rejected…a man of sorrows…acquainted with grief.” It is so odd to think how Jesus was everybody’s friend and yet nobody’s friend. He would go to the cross alone with only his mother, the other Mary, and John (the beloved.) Wow! That is hard to imagine – the Savior of mankind went alone.

As I got out of bed and got my Ipad to check my e-mail, I received the news that my friend, Tim Hassenzahl’s father had gone to be with our King. As the message put it, he is “finally home.” Once again, my heart was bombarded with numerous thoughts and questions: “Why him?” “Why was he taken so young (61 years old)…why not me?” “Why such a godly man…why not someone evil?”

Then it came to me – a reminder, once again, that God is in control. He determines the number of our days. He alone knows the permanent mark that Tim’s father has made, and that his life has left a legacy so strong that nothing else needed to be done. His work was finished, his life cried out, “It is finished!” Somehow that helps me on my journey, to know that even when life is the
most disappointing and even when no one picks me to be on their team, God is still in control. I am never alone. He is right there beside me.


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 Two people marry because they are committed to each other. Marriage is usually the next progression in a relationship after dating. Marriage is by far one of the most serious decisions that you will have to make in your life.

Is this the person for me?!?! How do I know if I should marry this person!? These questions race through your head even if you do feel comfortable about the person.  However…only time will tell. Marriage is desirable because of the stability it provides for the family, even if that family is just husband and wife.  This of course assumes a good marriage.

Marriage can also prove to be very beneficial to the development of the man and woman as they purportedly pursue dreams and goals together.  Marriage by nature is a good thing however; having a good marriage is a whole different ballgame and will require a lot of work by both the husband and the wife…. To hear more on this topic, come to Wellspring Church tomorrow July,22nd at 8:30am or 10:30am for my sermon on “How to find the right mate”.


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Thoughts

As I finish out the day I came across some interesting information regarding Mitt Romney and his background. I am reminded of how little information our current president Barack Obama has allowed us to know about his past including his college transcripts. There is something foreboding and scary about our president. It should alarm all of us as to where he is taking our nation.

There is an interesting movie set to show in our theaters this summer that is certain to shed some light on our president and his thoughts about Colonialism and his desire to see America ‘downsized’. Click on the link to get a preview and
encourage everyone you can to see this movie.

For those of you are busy worrying about whether Mitt Romney is a Christian or not (and I don’t see how he could be if he is a Mormon), we should worry more about the frightening changes that are taking place right underneath our noses every day than we are about whether he is a Christian. As Christ followers…let’s work together to put someone back in charge of this nation who believes in Jehovah God and His Word. Let’s stand together and pray that America will remain free. It’s almost too late.

Here is some interesting background information on Mitt Romney. He sounds like a great alternative to what we now have. PRAY!

Willard Mitt Romney

There may be information here that you won’t get from the mainstream press.

Every voter should read this so that he or she can make an informed choice:

But you know all this stuff, don’t you…

Personal Information:

His full Name is: Willard Mitt Romney

He was born March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old.

His Father: George W. Romney, former Governor of the State of Michigan

He was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

He is married to Ann Romney since 1969; they have five children.

Education:

B.A. from Brigham Young University,

J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University

Religion:

Mormon- The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints

Working Background:

After high school, he spent 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary.

After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar exam, but never worked as an attorney.

In 1984, he co-founded Bain Capital a private equity investment firm, one of the largest such firms in the United States.

In 1994, he ran for Senator of Massachusetts and lost to Ted Kennedy.

He was President and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

In 2002, he was elected Governor of State of Massachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.

Some Interesting Facts about Romney:

Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store in Massachusetts, turned it into Staples; now over 2,000 stores employing 90,000 people. Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others.

He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.

He was an unpaid intern in his dad’s governor’s office for eight years.

He was unpaid bishop and state president of his church for ten years.

He was an unpaid President of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee for three years.

He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of Massachusetts for four years.

He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity.

Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made men in our country but has given more back to its citizens in terms of money, service, and time than most men.

In 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19% of his income…. Just for comparison purposes, Obama gave 1% and Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%

Mitt Romney is Trustworthy:

He will show us his birth certificate.

He will show us his high school and college transcripts.

He will show us his social security card.

He will show us his law degree.

He will show us his draft notice.

He will show us his medical records.

He will show us his income tax records.

He will show us he has nothing to hide.

Mitt Romney’s background, experience and trustworthiness show him to be a great leader and an excellent citizen for President of the United States.

You may think that Romney may not be the best representative the Republicans could have selected. At least I know what religion he is, and that he won’t desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers, or practice fiscal irresponsibility. I know he has the ability to turn this financial debacle that the current regime has gotten us into. We won’t like all the things necessary to recover from this debt, but someone with Romney’s background can do it. But, on the minus side, He never was a “Community Organizer”, never took drugs or smoked pot, never got drunk, did not associate with communists or terrorists, nor did he attend a church whose pastor called for God to damn the US.