Friday, September 25, 2009

Our Founding Fathers would roll over in their graves...

Please check this video out below. Think while you are watching it that we cannot even allow religious plays, songs or prayers to be uttered in most public schools today. Funny how they just happened to use an old spiritual song...

These last few days I have been amused, horrified, and downright angry with what is occurring within our country. Our founding fathers wrote the Declaration of Independence in response to King George III oppression and tyranny. It wasn't to England, it wasn't to it's citizens, it was directed at the King.

If you haven't read the Declaration of Independence lately, you should sit down and read it. It doesn't take long, maybe ten to fifteen minutes of in depth ready, but it is worth your time to do so. It is scary how much our country is starting to line up with the accusations the founding fathers made to King George. Many men, like John Locke and Thomas Paine, believed that our government should be equal. All men would have a piece of the "crown" and that God's laws would rule.

James Madison, who penned our Constitution, did so that we the people would have checks and balances within our government and that we wouldn't have a "king". They made Congress, through the Great Compromise, a two part house consisting of representation and those two senators from every state. The main reason for this Legislative branch was to create voice for all Americans. Our voice is being suppressed by those currently in Congress who will not recognize our concerns (the most recent being the democrats in Congress voting to not allow the public to see the health reform bill until is is already passed and signed by our President).

Have we forgotten why we left England?
Has everything our founding fathers stood for been stomped on by corrupt politicians?
Would our founding fathers roll over in their graves knowing school children are being subjected to singing Presidential Praise songs?

What do you think?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

White Pine Lake

I know, I know, I haven't been around much lately on this blog. I guess we have been pretty busy lately! :D

So back in August Paul and I backpacked in to White Pine Lake. It was almost five miles in by foot and was just gorgeous the entire way. I can't begin to describe so I will just post pictures (as they say, "A pictures worth a thousand words" right?). Paul got a brand new pack and sleeping bag, so it was nice breaking those in a little - and boy did that rather large purchase come in handy!

We really do love Cache Valley and are going to miss it here as we get ready to leave. This spot was only an hour from our townhouse and there are so many more opportunities for adventure close by as well.

Next up...Trip to Yellowstone!