Tamar1973
Since Mar 19, 2003

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A few facts about myself and my views on life.... in no particular order...If someone says it better, I don't mind. We all can't be brilliant all the time but the path to conservative brilliance starts at Free Republic! For conservative dogma with a sarcastic twist, go to
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Charity begins at home not the government teat

"St. John Chrysostom said, "Should we look to kings and princes to put right the inequalities between rich and poor? Should we require soldiers to come and seize the rich person’s gold and distribute it among his destitute neighbors? Should we beg the emperor to impose a tax on the rich so great that it reduces them to the level of the poor and then to share the proceeds of that tax among everyone? Equality imposed by force would achieve nothing, and do much harm.

Those who combined both cruel hearts and sharp minds would soon find ways of making themselves rich again. Worse still, the rich whose gold was taken away would feel bitter and resentful; while the poor who received the gold form the hands of soldiers would feel no gratitude, because no generosity would have prompted the gift. Far from bringing moral benefit to society, it would actually do moral harm. Material justice cannot be accomplished by compulsion, a change of heart will not follow. The only way to achieve true justice is to change people’s hearts first — and then they will joyfully share their wealth."


I am a Torah-observant Messianic believer in Y-shua haMoshiach. This is not an oxymoron! I prefer to use the Tanak (OT) to understand the many obscure New Testament passages.

13 Principles of Messianic Judaism

1. Ani Maamin with a perfect faith in the existence of the Creator, be He Blessed, who is perfect in every manner of existence and is the Fundamental Source of all that exists.

2. Ani Maamin with a perfect faith in G-d's absolute and unparalleled Unity, His Echadness.

3. Ani Maamin with a perfect faith in G-d's Essence, who is touch with the feelings of our infirmities.

4. Ani Maamin with a perfect faith in G-d's Eternity.

5. Ani Maamin with a perfect faith in the necessary to worship Him exclusively and no foreign counterfeit gods.

6. Ani Maamin with a perfect faith that G-d communicates with man through prophecy, and through His Son, Yeshua the Messiah, and His Holy Spirit.

7. Ani Maamin with a perfect faith that the prophecy of Moses, “The L-RD thy G-d will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him you shall lend an ear.” That is our teacher Yeshua Messiah, and it is He to whom I shall lend my ear.

8. Ani Maamin with a perfect faith in the Divine origin of HaTorah - The Living Word.

9. Ani Maamin with a perfect faith in the endurance of the Torah, it will always stand.

10. Ani Maamin with a perfect faith in Divine Omniscience and Divine Guidance of the Almighty One, blessed be He.

11. Ani Maamin with a perfect faith in Divine reward and retribution.

12. Ani Maamin with a perfect faith in the arrival of the Yeshua Messiah a second time, and the Messianic age.

13. Ani Maamin with a perfect faith in the Resurrection of the dead.

I dress modestly. No one except my husband sees my belly button. The internet is a G-d send as far as this issue is concerned. I have some links on my FR links page of good places to find modest clothes as well as longer shirts for layering and protecting one's midsection from the lower riding jeans that are popular now. Read 1 Corinthians 11 for HaShem's opinion on this.

My favorite actor is Bae Yong Joon, aka Yonsama, of Winter Sonata, April Snow, Untold Scandal, & Taewangsasingi(The Four Guardian Gods of the King).

"So this is how liberty dies--with thunderous applause." Senator Amidala, Revenge of the Sith

" If people let government decide what foods they eat & what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry as are the souls of those who live under tyranny. " Thomas Jefferson

"To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816.

"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money."--Baroness Margaret Thatcher

President Obama: Pray Hard, America!