Not less than one day in office, and Obama has made some initial signs that he plans to repeal the Defense of Marriage act that was enacted by President Clinton. Obama plans to "extend more that 1,000 federal marriage benefits and adoption rights to homosexual couples."

The new www.whitehouse.gov website changed at exactly 12:01 pm yesterday, the moment Obama was sworn in. The site’s “Civil Rights” section lists a number of items long on the homosexual agenda, including expanding federal hate-crimes laws, repealing the ban on homosexuals in the military and extending the definition of workplace discrimination to include sexual orientation.

It should be pointed out that under hate crime laws, killing another person because of their race, religion, or sexual orientation is only worse because of your thoughts. For example: you would receive a punishment if you killed someone to steal their purse. But if you killed someone to steal their purse because they had homosexual desires, you should be punished more extensively.

So Obama wants to enact laws to expand the role of the "thought police". Isn't committing a crime against someone bad enough? What difference does it make what the person's race, gender, sexual orientation, or hairstyle is? Don't commit crimes against other people!

Based on the website, Obama plans to do the following:

1. Expand and increase the size of our military. (Guaranteeing America's involvement in future foreign wars).
2. Using government intervention to stimulate the economy and create jobs. (The government could achieve 100% employment today by paying anyone without a job to dig holes in the earth and then cover them back up.)
3. Use taxpayer funds to create nationalized computer health records for the health care industry. (If that was so critical to the health care industries success, they would have done it themselves.)
4. Use taxpayer funds to create universal pre-school in all states under the "0 to 5" plan. (The earlier the government can teach you that the state is god, the easier it will be to rule you as you grow up.)
5. Make math and science education a national priority. (Introduce tort reform so that lawyers don't make as much money for suing everyone for everything. If lawyers don't make as much people will start going to school again to become engineers instead.)
6. Expand High-Quality Afterschool Opportunities by doubling main federal support for afterschool programs. (Soon you will not have to take care of your children at all! The government will do it for you!)
7. Use excessive taxpayer funds through income redistribution (aka communism) to invest in new sources of clean energy, tax credits for car purchases, and catalysts for private inventions. (Nearly all useful inventions that we use on a daily basis came from people who did not receive government grants, i.e. the airplane, television, computers, air conditioning, medicine before the government became involved, etc.)

The list of what Obama plans to due with monies acquired by the treasury department under coercion, is extensive. I invite you to see for yourself by visiting Obamas website at:


The plan he proposes is merely a more extensive use of socialism than George W. Bush. No matter what your political affiliation is, this plan is not sustainable. It might last Obama's presidency, and perhaps the next Presidents, but it will come crashing down.

I do not honestly believe that the standard of living for my two daughters is going to be better than mine when they are my age. Any hard working person in the future and today under this plan is going to have their wages seized from them so they can pay for people who work for the government digging "holes in the earth".

The freedoms won in the American Revolution in 1776 have been lost. The Founding Fathers of our nation revolted against the very system of tyrannical government under which we now live. The founders and creators of the Constitution rejected the very type of government under which we now live.



Here is a list of the 10 worst financial predictions made in 2008 as compiled by Peter Coy (who included himself as number 10 on the list) at Yahoo. You can find the original article by clicking here. I have added links to the names the author refers to for reference. Compare the financial predictions made by the so called experts with the advice given by spiritual experts at the end of the article.
Here are some of the worst predictions that were made about 2008. Savor them -- a crop like this doesn't come along every year.

1. "A very powerful and durable rally is in the works. But it may need another couple of days to lift off. Hold the fort and keep the faith!" -- Richard Band, editor, Profitable Investing Letter, Mar. 27, 2008

At the time of the prediction, the Dow Jones industrial average was at 12,300. By late December it was at 8,500.

2. AIG (NYSE:AIG - News) "could have huge gains in the second quarter." -- Bijan Moazami, analyst, Friedman, Billings, Ramsey, May 9, 2008

AIG wound up losing $5 billion in that quarter and $25 billion in the next. It was taken over in September by the U.S. government, which will spend or lend $150 billion to keep it afloat. (If you click on his name, it will link you to a recent Forbes listing which placed Bijan and the 3rd best insurance stock picker. My question is, who was last on the list, and what did they pick?)

3. "I think this is a case where Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE - News) and Fannie Mae (NYSE:FNM - News) are fundamentally sound. They're not in danger of going under I think they are in good shape going forward." -- Barney Frank (D-Mass.), House Financial Services Committee chairman, July 14, 2008

Two months later, the government forced the mortgage giants into conservatorships and pledged to invest up to $100 billion in each.

4. "I'm not an economist but I do believe that we're growing." —President George W. Bush, in a July 15, 2008 press conference

Nope. Gross domestic product shrank at a 0.5% annual rate in the July-September quarter. On Dec. 1, the National Bureau of Economic Research declared that a recession had begun in December 2007.

5. "I think Bob Steel's the one guy I trust to turn this bank around, which is why I've told you on weakness to buy Wachovia." —Jim Cramer, CNBC commentator, Mar. 11, 2008

Two weeks later, Wachovia came within hours of failure as depositors fled. Steel eventually agreed to a takeover by Wells Fargo. Wachovia shares lost half their value from Sept. 15 to Dec. 29.

6. "Existing-Home Sales to Trend Up in 2008" -- Headline of a National Association of Realtors press release, Dec. 9, 2007

On Dec. 23, 2008, the group said November sales were running at an annual rate of 4.5 million -- down 11% from a year earlier -- in the worst housing slump since the Depression.

7. "I think you'll see (oil prices at) $150 a barrel by the end of the year" -- T. Boone Pickens, June 20, 2008

Oil was then around $135 a barrel. By late December it was below $40.

8. "I expect there will be some failures. I don't anticipate any serious problems of that sort among the large internationally active banks that make up a very substantial part of our banking system." -- Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve chairman, Feb. 28, 2008

In September, Washington Mutual became the largest financial institution in U.S. history to fail. Citigroup (NYSE:C - News) needed an even bigger rescue in November.

9. "In today's regulatory environment, it's virtually impossible to violate rules." -- Bernard Madoff, money manager, Oct. 20, 2007

About a year later, Madoff -- who once headed the Nasdaq Stock Market -- told investigators he had cost his investors $50 billion in an alleged Ponzi scheme.

10. "There's growing evidence that parts of the debt markets…are coming back to life." —Peter Coy and Mara Der Hovanesian, BusinessWeek, Oct. 1, 2007.
Here is some predictions made by Prophets and Apostles in these latter days.

"Now, brethren, I want to make it very clear that I am not prophesying, that I am not predicting years of famine in the future. But I am suggesting that the time has come to get our houses in order. So many of our people are living on the very edge of their incomes. In fact, some are living on borrowings.

We have witnessed in recent weeks wide and fearsome swings in the markets of the world. The economy is a fragile thing. A stumble in the economy in Jakarta or Moscow can immediately affect the entire world. It can eventually reach down to each of us as individuals. There is a portent of stormy weather ahead to which we had better give heed." Gordon B. Hinckley

“If there is any one thing that will bring peace and contentment into the human heart, and into the family, it is to live within our means. And if there is any one thing that is grinding and discouraging and disheartening, it is to have debts and obligations that one cannot meet” President Heber J. Grant (Gospel Standards, comp. G. Homer Durham [1941], 111).

"Pay the debt thou hast contracted with the [lender]. Release thyself from bondage." The LORD D&C 19:35

"Ours is such a wasteful generation. The disposal of garbage has become one of the great problems of our time. Part of that comes of wasteful extravagance. Our pioneer forebears lived by the motto: "Fix it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without." President Heber J. Grant (University of Utah Institute of Religion Fireside, May 21, 1989.)

"Now, let's not be foolish and suppose that because the sun is shining today there won't be clouds tomorrow. The Lord has told us by revelation some of the things that are ahead of us, and we are living in the day when the fulfillment of those prophecies is at hand. We are startled, and yet there is nothing happening today that the prophets didn't foresee. God help us to keep our own houses in order and to keep our eyes fixed upon those who preside in this church and to follow their direction, and we won't be led astray.

Stay out of debt...Not only should we teach men to get out of debt but we should teach them likewise to stay out of debt." (Harold B. Lee, The Teachings of Harold B. Lee, edited by Clyde J. Williams [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1996], 315.)

Question: Who would you have been better off listening to? The financial experts, or the spiritual experts?