Monday, February 25, 2013

Gay Marriage a Civil Right?

In New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie vetoed the Gay Marriage bill a year ago and encouraged law makers to put it on the ballot.

Really Chris?

Let's see how that would have worked in history...
~Woman's right to vote?
~Freedom of religion?
~Discrimination for age or sex? Or pregnancy?
~Black's right to vote? Or marry? Or even ride in the front of the bus? (God bless Rosa Parks-an American hero)
~Repeal of Prohibition (okay, that one might have done all right on the ballot)

See how this goes? So why is gay marriage not just a civil right as opposed to something to be judged by others? Is it really our business who marries who?

Chris Christie's veto of the bill is nothing but discrimination. He is refusing to give the same rights to gays that he enjoys; marriage. What is his motivation for the veto? Is he drawing upon his own religious views to govern New Jersey? Does he only represent the straight people in New Jersey?

Okay enough with the questions no one seems to be giving up answers to. I think everyone should write or email or call their representatives in the New Jersey Legislature and tell them that this is the land of the free. Our forefathers came to America to free themselves from religious persecution. They didn't write "Land of the free except if you're gay" into the Constitution. It simply state; Land of the Free. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Tell your representatives to get off the fence and override Christie's veto. Gay marriage is a civil right that should never be denied because we are in the land of the free.

Find your Legislator right here~!

Back to history? To segregate people by not giving them basic civil rights is kind of how Hitler's reign started...

"First They Came for the Jews"
By Pastor Niemoller

 "The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." - Ayn Rand
First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Jersey Betrayed by Insurance Companies

New Jersey residents paid their insurance companies every month. Hard working home owners were good little customers. They did the right thing, they paid on time and in full.

When the shit hit the fan and Hurricane Sandy destroyed the Jersey Shore the Insurance companies betrayed their loyalty and trust. Instead of being the saviors of the shore, they tied up homes in red tape, lost paper work and double talk.

A single mother lived through the terror of carrying her tiny daughter through the rising flood water in Union Beach as the sky was electric with transformers blowing up over head. When the storm was over and she was finally allowed back into town to view the damage of her home, she was horrified. Everything was gone. the home took on over 5 feet of water and sewage. She did what every homeowner on the Jersey shore did; she called her Insurance company. She might as well have phoned Mickey Mouse.

A young homeowner in Port Monmouth returned home after the storm to find flood waters had filled his home with 5 feet of water and debris. He immediately filed a claim with his Insurance company and called FEMA. FEMA refused to help until the Insurance company said what they would pay. In December the homeowner still hasn't received a payment, mold is taking over his home and he's still living with relatives. He lost all appliances, computers, clothing and electronics. Like the slap in the face, his insurance company informs him they lost his claim. Back to square one.

Adding insult to injury, these homeowners discovered that the insurance company and FEMA are making it impossible to rebuild. They are now demanding that all homes in the area be raised, yet offer limited assistance to do so. Taxes and flood insurance rates will now rise making it impossible for a single mother or young homeowner to get back into their homes.

As if we weren't being taxed out of New Jersey as it is, now more people will lose their homes because of a disaster for which they should have been insured. How can the insurance companies get away with this kind of behavior?  I know they must be crazy busy but its been FOUR  MONTHS  and people are still homeless. Hire people, get the job done, do what you were paid to do by all those New Jersey home owners who paid their premiums on time. 

Who regulates the insurance companies? 

These guys: The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. They're the one's you can file a complain to if your insurance company fails you. I'm sure they're overwhelmed but hey! It's their job. It's why they have a job when so many lost their jobs when Hurricane Sandy hit. 

Don't give up, New Jersey. Call your Senators and Congressmen. Let the know your story. Make it real to them, invite them to your homes and hand them pair of work gloves. 

God bless the Jersey Shore for they are Jersey strong. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Free Ebook on Amazon; Soul Mates

Free ebook!
Love dogs? And FREE ebooks?

When a deal with God goes terribly wrong a woman is reincarnated as one of the smallest dogs on the planet. Follow the adventure as she seeks her place in a world where she has little control.

Soul Mates (A different kind of love story) is free on Amazon for the weekend. Enjoy a story about a dog that who's spirit never gives up.

I wrote this book on the idea that maybe our Soul Mates isn't a lover or spouse but someone we connect with on a more spiritual level. When soul meets soul and people do the right thing, they can find the thing they've been searching for; unconditional love.

If you like it, leave a review on Amazon. I'd love to hear from you. To find out more about the writing of Soul Mates visit my website.
I hope you enjoy reading Soul Mates as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Happy Reading!