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Frisco Texas is a fast growing community in north Texas, just north of Dallas. It has seen exponential growth over the last decade. Once known as a pleasant, rural, ranch community, it is now an embattled urban cultural hot-spot of politicking and closed door dealing. The Arts in Collin County center has created quite a bit of vocalizing on both sides. Currently, those for the ACC (as it is called) have the marketing edge in road signage and social networking advertising.

At question is a multi-million dollar bond that was strongly pushed by the outgoing Frisco mayor. Part of the deal was if Allen, Frisco, McKinney, and Plano would all back it the everyone would back it. McKinney voters said no; Plano dropped out, in, out. Allen (who wins if this goes through) is still in. And, Frisco conservatives and Tea Party participants managed to get the bond vote back to the ballot.

Careful though: you have to vote ‘yes’ to say ‘no’ … confusing, isn’t it? It appears to this writer intentionally so.
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Income – Debt – Spending = 0 & stop spending. That is the only solution. @JohnCornyn: Thiessen: $38Bn in Cuts? You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
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Hey govt! Argue over what is available vs income. Nothing beyond that. Only tolerable deficit is 0.

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Thought for today: God ain’t mad at you. He has forgiven all. The way to receive that is only through Jesus. He set it up that way. You cannot pay the price, cannot meet the cost of peace between you and God. Only God can and He did through His son, Jesus. Believe it or not.

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Just some thoughts, really, on the subject.

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What you tolerate does not go away.

Have you ever noticed that those things you don’t mind too much or can’t be bothered to deal with just stay? They just hang around until you become so used to them that you no longer do anything about them. Familiar spirits are like that. They are called ‘familiar’ spirits because they have been around for so long they are a part of the family. Poppycock, you say?

“Oh that. Yeah that’s been in the family for years.”
“Yeah, everyone in my family’s got the diabetes.”
“No matter what we do, the money just seems to go.”
“Yeah. It was something to do with the heart. That runs in our family.”

Enough of that. You get the point. Those ‘things’ will only go away when you decide you are no longer tolerant and kick’em out! It works. There are things that have happened to my family that have not happened to me. I’m intolerant and unaccepting.

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Too many get to the Cross of Jesus, find salvation, and set up camp. No wonder they find life difficult and can’t seem to get anybody to come to Church with them. The way some of you look, I wouldn’t want to go to church with you either, … and I’m ordained!

Yes, come to the Cross. It is that place and experience that changes lives, but it is the journey through the Cross that permanently changes lives. If all you do is go to the place of death and sacrifice it is no wonder you look so depressed. There is only pain and suffering at the Cross; as it was intended. It is the journey through the Cross that makes the difference. Go from the Cross to the Grave; grieve, moan, wail, and feel the price of damnation, but come out the other side to Resurrection. There is a new life in Christ in the hope/promise of Resurrection. The old life is dead; take on the new life. Walk around a bit. Enjoy it. But don’t stay there either. Walk with God (the Holy Spirit) toward God (the Father) because of God (the Son) paid it all so you can. Now, wait your turn and learn. Do all He commands you according to His Word, then anticipate Elevation. Yes. Your destiny is to sit in heavenly places with Christ Jesus; He is seated at the right hand of the Father. Guess where you will sit too.

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Pray more than you say. It is the secret to true discernment.

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The Arts in Collin County is a planned facility where painters, sculptors, actors, and muscians will ‘work in harmony in a 100+ acre park’ in Allen. While I am an advocate for the arts, I am perplexed. How does a facility in Allen benefit the residents of Frisco?

In 2001 the mayors of Allen, Frisco, McKinney, and Plano decided Collin County ‘needed’ more art and commissioned a feasibility study. They liked it so much they were moved to put it on the ballet in 2002. In 2002 the good citizens went out and voted. The citizens of McKinney, by majority vote, did not see a benefit to McKinney – being situated just north of Allen. Funny thing about the pact for the ACC (as it is called). It was supposed to be a four city deal. If one city backed out the deal was supposed to fall through. The mayors of Allen, Frisco, and Plano still moved forward with selling the bonds.

Now the question of benefit, costs, and fiscal responsibility of it all is coming to question again…
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In the United States of America, when the People forget They are the government those with aspirations to power and control rule all those who will not or choose not. As it was stated by Mr A.Lincoln, a government of the People, by the People, for the People. When that is forgotten, the People become the slaves of the whims of government.

In Socialism, it is conformity to the social norms as imposed by the masses or majority rule. It is a form of democracy in that majority rules until docility occurs. Docility occurs when the social norm becomes ‘let others do for me, I am only concerned with me.’ When the majority sides in docile form, the minorities vie for power and control. Out of the morass comes the victor of dictatorship, a tyrant is born. The titling of the tyrant does not matter. The form remains the same. The results of tyranny remain the same. Those outside the voice of the tyrant become the ‘abnormal’ and not ‘representative’ of the masses.
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