MY THREE TRUE STORIES
FOR THE YEAR 2010
By Dr. John Cooper
“Do you know where I can get $22.00?” asked a young lady. Let me begin at the first of this true story. I am President of the Sulphur Springs Golden “K” Kiwanis Club. Our club buys a new truck and gives it away the week before Christmas each year. This is our major fund raiser for the year. We park the new truck on the square downtown and take donations of $25.00 per ticket for about 60 days each year. Now this young lady who had worked at a convenience store where I buy gas approached me as I am sitting on back of the New G M C Sierra truck. She asked me where she could get $22.00 to finish paying her light bill. She said she had part of the money but lacked $22.00 and the electric company refused to turn her electricity back on. “I just got a good job in Tyler and I will not get paid until next Friday”, she said. Having Been a Pastor for many years, I immediately pointed to First Baptist Church across the square. She said, “I have already been there and they are out of funds but still had some food supplies”. Well I said, “there is the Ministerial Alliance etc. as I named many of the other places in town to go for help.” She said that she had been to all those places and that none of them could help with the $22.00 she needed. Later that day, I heard on the news that all the places that give aid to the needy were totally bankrupt. Most of the shelves were almost empty and their storage rooms were depleted. Our Noon Kiwanis Club was having trouble getting enough Food baskets for the needy families for their Christmas Project. This seemed to be the story in many places across the United States. Our own Fund Raiser received a net donations of only $610 this year. Is our economy so bad that honest working people who need a little bit of help can’t find help because our Government has TAXED us to death, Killed thousands of small businesses in the last 2 years, put thousands of people out of work, and purposefully imposed strong measures to insure that the people will fail?
The second true story that I experienced was seeking the Parents and Teacher’s organization (PTA or PTO) to help our Kiwanis Project. My thought was that since our club helps the kids in all 7 of our Schools in Hopkins County through scholarships and money for kids who need school supplies such as pencils, paper etc., why not go to the President of the PTA or PTO to get them to help with our Fund Raiser. I thought that this was a great idea. I went to the High School and asked the name of the PTA president. I immediately was told that our High School here in Sulphur Springs has NO PTA or PTO. My question was, who represents our kids, if there are no Parents organizations in place. You know, I was told that the High School has not had one in years. So, I proceeded to check out the surrounding schools and most of them had a PTO but a Teacher was in charge of it. One of our members knew one of the teachers in one of our area schools and ask her to take some of our Tickets to her School and get donations for our Fund Raiser. This sounded good until the Teacher brought back the tickets and said that she was’nt allowed by the School to do it. So, I began to ask around and one of the Teachers told me that the Parents could not get involved because of the high risk of Liability. You mean that the parents can’t monitor their kids education through an organization of Parents at our public schools. Then, my question to myself was then who does represent our kids? That only leaves our Government who can’t manage our country.
This kid in Arizona wrote a POEM about schools etc. I received this as e-mail that was forwarded to me indirectly from Howard Gee.
Since the Pledge of Allegiance
The Lord’s Prayer
Are not allowed in most
Public schools anymore
Because the word ‘God’ is mentioned…..
A kid in Arizona wrote this Poem
NEW School prayer:
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.
If scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That’s no offense; it’s a freedom scene..
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all..
In silence alone we must meditate,
God’s name is prohibited by the state.
We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks…
They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the ‘unwed daddy,’ our Senior King.
It’s ‘inappropriate’ to teach right from wrong,
We’re taught that such ‘judgments’ do not belong..
We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles..
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.
It’s scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!
If you aren’t ashamed to do this, Please pass this on..
Jesus said, ‘If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father.’
Not ashamed. Pass this on.
Howard W. Gee
Direct Line: 817-235-6777
E-Mail: [email protected]
My conclusion is that we as Americans have turned over the education of our kids to an unstable Government headed now by Obama. As we all know, we the American People let the Atheists and Socialist take Prayer and The Bible out of Schools years ago because, “We The People”, did nothing. We have given almost all of our rights to the State and Federal Government. Government is getting bigger and our rights are decreasing. We have done very little to stop the advancing Democratic Socialist Agenda led by our President. Now, Fox News is taking a pole of those who want to take the American Flag out of our Schools. You must remember that this is our Flag and it belongs to “We The People”. Now, we have to sort out the Liberal Republicans and see to it that they don’t get elected again. We must not let our current led Republicans in Congress cave in to a Socialist leader like
Obama. We can’t afford to let the Democratic Socialist in Washington raise our National Debt any higher because we cannot afford it. It is going impose such a large National TAX debt on our Kids and our grand kids that they may never recover from it.
My third story is a little different. I was visiting with a Chief Appraiser, in another County, as I work in many Counties. This Chief Appraiser of a County Appraisal office began telling me that no matter how many hours they worked, that the State or Government kept on adding so many new requirements to the Chief Appraisers job description that the job could not get done. I was told that many Chief Appraisers couldn’t meet the new demands even though they have been Chief Appraisers for 20 years or more. They could not do the job since so many new requirements had been mandated. This Chief Appraiser said that it was like the State and the Federal Government wanted to take us over. I am aware now that the State Authorities are planning to Consolidate the Appraisal Districts. This means that we could have our local Tax Appraisal District centered somewhere like Longview, Tyler, or Greenville etc. Then our property would probably be taxed on the average of all the combined Counties. This sounds like SOCIALISM to me. I am calling it Progressive Socialism.
I am happy to say that there is a ray of hope with our U. S. and State Congress taking some action now. But, that is not helping pay the current bill for Food and Gas as our Government is still allowing the Companies to continue PRICE GOUGING by purposefully raising our FOOD and Gas prices. It seems that there is PRICE GOUGING and almost open BRIBERY going on that has been accelerated with the Obama Administration. If that is not enough, there is the Liability imposed on the parents to keep them from controlling the Education of their children. This forces us to depend on the Government to control the education of our kids. Then I am compelled to conclude that the State and Federal Government will continue to run our lives by putting our property in a situation that they can control and continue to Tax us to death. It seem that our State and Federal Government is out to get us. I am encouraged by our Conservative Congress both State and Federal. We must monitor their progress carefully because there is no relief, yet, from the High Food and Gas prices, the Open and Purposeful PRICE GOUGING, the purposeful destruction of thousands of small businesses and the thousands of people that are unemployed. I am rooting for Ralph Hall, our 4th District Congressman and others who will stand and fight for our rights. There has been so much open Bribery in the White House that needs to be accounted for in a court of law. See Article 2, Section 4 of the Constitution “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors”.
1. Read this October 2010 Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America. It simply says that America as we know it must be destroyed in order to set up a Socialist Republic. This is SCARY, isn’t it.
2. See the attachment titled “List of the Democratic Socialist in 2010 in the US CONGRESS”.
This is list of 70 Socialist in the Democratic Party in our last Congress.
3. If that’s not bad enough, READ the attachment about The Young Democratic Socialist movement.
They are organizing the Young people to be Socialist and take over our Country.
4. See the Attachment by Bill Donohough titled “Prescription for Failure”. Bill is the President of the Catholic League. Bill tells how they as Socialist are progressively taking over our Country.
(May an almighty God look on us with favor as we take back our country and God once again is honored in our Government)
In a continued attempt to get Church members to vote and be actively involved in the Political Process and to VOTE for Christian Fiscal Conservative Candidates,
Could I have 5 to 10 minutes at some church service to distribute important Election literature to inform the people what the Churches can and can’t do legally, and then be available to answer questions afterwards?
Please Read the following documents socialism.
Yours in Christ
Dr. John Cooper
For United States House of Representatives, 4th District of Texas
Author: John Cooper
Dr. John Cooper is a professional land surveyor at Cooper Land Surveying, Inc., business owner and sales consultant, he prepares every survey according to the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying standards. He graduated from Luther Rice Seminary with a Doctorate of Ministry Degree preparing him for a long tenure in working with people.