Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New baby in the Family

So most everyone has heard that we have a new baby in the family. His name is Gordon Kent Jones. He is a cute little guy at 9lbs and 12 ozs. He has had a bit of trouble getting started, I could go on and on about how disappointed I am with that but anyway he seems to really be a survivor. I think he will be coming home before too long anywhere from Thursday to next Thursday. Lets all pray for this Thursday. Thank you so much for all of you prayers and well wishes. (I hope I don't get introuble for this picture but I think it is so cute.)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Crazy Aunt Peggy

OK here she is, your Crazy Aunt Peggy and her first You Tube video. Go here to see it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQU9QoxI5YU

What's With the Politics?

Hi family! I know some of you got the email that Dawn sent with John Stossel's report on the president's plan for health care.

He did a great job and the online petitions that are going around email are great, but there really are more things that we could be doing. First and foremost, we need to be informed and know what's going on. Information and knowledge are the greatest weapons we have. And you should always get opinions from both sides - find out what all sorts of people are saying and then make your own, informed decision. Then, if you really want to make a difference and let your opinion be known, contact your Senators and Representative. If you don't know who they are or don't know their stand on the issues, you can find everything by entering your zip code at this website: http://capwiz.com/acu/dbq/officials/. From there you can get their contact email and click for more info. Most, if not all, of your Senators and Representatives will have personal websites linked where you can find out where they stand on health care and other issues.

Additional resources:
A Primer on Politics, by D. James Cannon
Beyond Voting: Some Duties of the LDS Citizen, by Cheryll Lynn May
League of Women Voters
Democratic National Committee
Republican National Committee
American Independent Party
Libertarian Party
Teaching Children About Politics
How to Get Involved in Politics

I don't know of any of parties that represent people in our family, but please post other helpful sites that I didn't include!

A video to explain different type of governments: