I Remeber When …….

June 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Opinion

I admittedly am not old enough to really be uttering those words, but in today’s world it seems that my country and in some cases my own party have left me.  I look around the world around me, my city, my church, my state and my country and fail to recognize things that I once thought were normal.

Once upon a time the people in this country strived to be the best they could be.  People worked to make the best for their family and their communities.  Churches and communities took care of their own.  If someone in the church had a problem (i.e. lost job, house burned, sickness) the people in the church took care of each other.  Before medicare and medicaid people some how survived.  I am not sure how but they did it, Amazing.

Insurance has not always been available.  Once upon a time you paid for what you bought.  There was no credit bureau and you paid for medical expenses as they happened.  I am not so naive to think that those things could still be possible with the way the world is today.  But really if you have been to a hospital lately do you really expect that a Tylenol cost $10.  Insurance is part of the problem we could throw in law suits and the government.

I once believed that the enemies of our country lived outside of our borders.  I know that the “reds” were here in the 50’s but that is not the enemy we have today.  Our country is now under attack from small time dictators from 3rd world countries.  We have religious zealots who have corrupted their own religion and now have (and have had for a while) declared war on the US.  For those of you who have forgotten they have attacked our country twice already.

My biggest fear is that the leadership of our own country is setting us up to be destroyed.  Our President and the leadership of the Senate and Congress are forcing bills and laws down our throat that will eventually lead to our destruction.  The Cap and Trade bill is nothing more than a new tax to shut down our energy production as well  businesses that depend on things like oil, gas, and coal.  Basically the early projections are that gas will get to $6.00 a gallon and our home energy cost will go up 70-80%.

So as I sit here tonight I wonder what will be left of my country.  What will my kids find waiting for them in 20 years if we don’t stop the misplaced ideals and neediness of our countrymen.  People need to wake up and smell the coffee before it is to late.  Hopefully we can make a change soon, but I am afraid 2010 is not soon enough.

There is so much more I would like to say, but I feel that will have to wait for another posting.

Attack on Freedom of Religion

June 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Press Release

In response to:  http://www.goupstate.com/article/20090619/ARTICLES/906191005


Date: 25 June 2009 – For Immediate Release

Subject: Attack on Freedom of Religion

Senator Shane Martin is asking for the public to stand behind Spartanburg School District 7 as they defend their right to give school credits for religious courses.

Senator Martin stated: “The public needs to be aware of this issue so we may gain the momentum needed to overcome this attack. It isn’t just another attack on religious freedom it’s yet another attack on our American culture. This reminds me of the referendum placed on the ballot in 2006 to solidify that marriage is between one man and one woman. The vote split on that issue was 78% to 22%.  This should never have been an issue, but a small percent of the population was attempting to force their views on the majority.  That’s what we have here and we should not buckle. I believe many of society’s problems exist today as a result of our country moving further away from God and its time for the majority to take a stand.”

Martin has been in contact with legal council around the state in an attempt to insure the school has the necessary resources to defend the student’s rights to receive proper credit for their religious coursework.

Martin is a State Senator for District 13. For more information, please visit: www.SenatorMartin.com.

God in America

November 4, 2004 by  
Filed under Opinion

I would like for you to consider two things. First, for what reasons did the pilgrims come to America? Secondly, where in the Constitution or its amendments does it state anything about separation of church and state?

I’ll let you answer the first one; hopefully the liberal media didn’t change this part of history in the textbooks yet.

As to the Constitution, the only thing I see is in the First Amendment, which states:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”

This was in respect to England which had an established religion supported by the taxpayers and denied privileges to other denominations. I don’t think this is the task of our President nor Conservatives.

All the Conservative side is asking that this nation that was formed “Under God” and has stood for 228 years to remember it’s grass roots and to continue to trust God in the decisions made for this nation.

Take a look at the nations who began recognizing homosexuality and accepting it in history. History repeats itself, but do you and I have to let it?