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A Way Forward For All

The longer you live in victim land the more entitled you feel. The more entitled you feel, the less personal responsibility you take. Where there is no personal responsibility there can be no freedom.
 
And thus, victim land equals slavery… To your fears, your lack of action, your lack of looking for solutions, and to those who wish to keep you a victim so they might enslave you. The only way to freedom is through personal responsibility.
 
Always beware of those who want you to continue to feel you are a victim. They generally have another agenda than your happiness.
 
Here are a few affirmations to help you release any victim energy. I believe if we could all release our victim energy we could move forward positively as citizens of this great land and harness the freedom it affords.
 
  • I act from a place of personal power and positive choices.
  • I have excellent discernment and easily distinguish truth from deception.
  • I have a strong connection to God, truth, light, and love.
  • I am self-reliant, resourceful and proactive.
  • I take personal responsibility for my own actions (or inaction) and avoid blaming others for my outcomes.
  • I see opportunities and get to work in implementing my ideas.
  • I am always supported in my worthwhile ideas, projects and pursuits.
  • I let go of any feelings of persecution.
  • I look for ways to attract positive, supportive people into my life.
  • I look for the good in any and all situations.
  • I give people the benefit of the doubt and look for the good in others.
  • I let go of worrying or concerning myself over what other people think of me.
  • I constantly attract people to me who value me and treat me fairly.
  • I treat others with respect and kindness and attract people who treat me the same.
  • I am open to, see and act upon the positive opportunities all around me.
  • I let go of obsessing over what I have perceived as grievances or lost opportunities.
  • I release from the timeline of my life any and all victim energy.
  • I stand confidently in my own personal power and am impervious to anything negative from the outside world.
  • I can achieve anything I set my mind to.
  • I set clear intentions and doors open for me.
  • I am always guided by the light and am under God's protective wings
 
 

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author and marketing and social media consultant specializing in digital content creation and Facebook Ad Management. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

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Power of Mothers: Why Liberals Want Mothers In The Worforce

There’s this article going around that says Joe Biden blamed the economy on “Lazy American Women” who won’t work. It had a bunch of derogatory statements about women who stay home in it. When I first saw it I was enraged that he was demeaning the power of mothers.
 
But then I realized it was a bit over the top. Nobody in his right mind would say such nonsense. So I dug deeper. I can’t find anything to corroborate the article. But I found some of the phraseology in another article and found where the original speech was given in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Oct 25, 2016. It’s on Youtube (I’ve included it below this post).
 
Around 26-27 minutes into the speech he says that the economy could be fixed by putting women back to work and that women stay home because of the expense of childcare. So if the government subsidized childcare, more women could work and the gov’t would create all this extra revenue.
 
Ok, I still have a problem with what he ACTUALLY said. Many women WANT to stay home with their kids and they CAN’T because it’s next-to-impossible for families to exist on one income.
 
Our grandparents could do it, our parents could do it, but we can’t. So his logic is faulty. The REAL issue is that there was no redistribution of wealth until the late 1930’s and it didn’t become incredibly prevalent until the last 30-40 years.
 
The REAL underlying message is that politicians want to take your children cradle-to-grave and put moms to work as slaves to cover government politician’s spending sprees.
 
They blow more money than American families can keep up with, so they say, “Let’s take the kids and then put the mothers to work so they can pay more taxes to us. And with two parents working, that will kick families into a higher tax bracket where we can take more of what they earn.”
 
“We also get the added bonus of control and power because everyone knows “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world” and we want to rule the world…
 
Politicians: “Mirror, mirror, on the wall… who has the most power of them all?”
Mirror: “Mothers…”
Politicians: “Okay, better destroy those mothers! Or at least keep them from rocking the cradle.”

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author and marketing and social media consultant specializing in digital content creation and Facebook Ad Management. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

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Let’s Take a Stand: What I Stand For

Many times we speak in terms of what we don’t want or what we’d like to prevent. Today I’d like to talk about what I take a stand FOR.

  • I am FOR your right to keep the money you earn.
  • I am FOR your right to be charitable or not.
  • I am FOR your right to think, feel, believe, worship and speak as you wish.
  • I am FOR your right to hate, dislike or disagree with me in your thoughts, words, beliefs or tune out anything I say.
  • I am FOR freedom and FOR each individual taking responsibility for his or her own actions and the consequences thereof.
  • I am FOR punishment being affixed to ACTIONS that have taken life, property or freedom from another…. And clearly distinguish thoughts, feelings, beliefs and words from ACTIONS.
  • I am FOR your right to bear arms and to defend yourself against harm.
  • I am FOR maintaining and defending the U.S. Constitution.
  • I am FOR keeping our oaths and covenants we’ve made with God and men.
  • I am FOR small businesses, industry, resourcefulness and self-sufficiency.
  • I am FOR your right to do business with whomever you wish or not do business with whomever you wish.
  • I am FOR your right to worship as you see fit.
  • I am FOR anything that protects and defends life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
  • I am FOR standing by the country, for defending, protecting and honoring the land in which you reside and the people who populate your country.
  • I am FOR living in a sovereign nation that puts its own citizens and their protection first.
  • I am FOR the unborn and I am FOR defending future generations – their lives, their property, their liberty and FOR leaving them a legacy of faith, independence and prosperity.
  • I am FOR honoring, respecting and compensating those who risk their lives to defend our lives, liberty and property.
  • I am FOR those who have invested their hard earned dollars in Social Security to receive their own with generous interest.
  • I am FOR limited government, more personal responsibility and with God’s help a better world.

In standing FOR these things for you, I stand FOR them for myself and my family as well.

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author and marketing and social media consultant specializing in digital content creation and Facebook Ad Management. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

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The Magic of Prayers

With the craziness of this historic U.S. Presidential election tensions are running high and Americans seem to be more polarized than ever before.  It’s starting to take a toll on the average citizen.  According to a recent poll by the American Psychological Association called “Stress in America,” more than half of those questioned felt “very” or “somewhat” stressed by the election, let alone all of the other regular life stressors they have going on.

It seems there is no “off switch” for the constant and overwhelming barrage of election information as well as other negative, doom and gloom news that’s over-abundantly available nowadays on T.V., radio, in print news and on the internet.  More than ever before, individuals need simple, convenient and inexpensive ways to help deal with the stress they are feeling.

Lee Milteer, an internationally known and celebrated best-selling author and award-winning professional speaker, TV Personality, entrepreneur, self-help and stress expert, and intuitive business mentor is releasing her book called The Magic of Prayers on October 27, 2016, which is the second book in a Self-Help trilogy, and the timing could not be better.

“Prayer has been forgotten by main stream America, as a viable solution to the stress we feel,” says Milteer. This book taps into the age-old method for reducing stress levels from virtually any challenge someone is currently experiencing and will be available via her website as well as on Amazon.

Magic of Prayers – Interview with the Author

I had the privilege of interviewing Lee Milteer today about her book. Here’s the full interview:

Find out more about The Magic of Prayers and how to get your copy here.

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author and marketing and social media consultant specializing in digital content creation and Facebook Ad Management. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

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Letting Love Lead the Way

I think more than anything, the people in our lives need us to be a safe place to go for a listening ear, a shoulder, a sounding board. Having a successful relationship means letting love lead. People don’t need us to be one more person condemning them or telling them they did something stupid. Most of us do quite well guilt-tripping ourselves.

People need us to believe in their ability to change, to do better, and to reach their potential. They need us to remind them of the good that is in them. They need us to remind them that God loves them, is on their side and has already paid the price to redeem them if they will just accept it and come to Him.

Letting Love Lead Doesn’t Mean Being a Doormat

In saying this, I’m not saying we must continue to associate with someone whose actions constantly undermine our peace. There may come a time when you will feel led to part ways with some people.

Even if someone is past feeling, refuses to change, or we can’t safely be in their space any longer, we can still hold hope for them that maybe one day they will find their way back to Him.

Forgive, let them go,and trust that God will take care of them and find a way to reach them when they’re ready. Get on with your life and make the best of it.

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author and marketing and social media consultant specializing in digital content creation and Facebook Ad Management. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

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Trump’s Lewd Comments

Recent political hoopla over Trump’s lewd comments and all of the crimes and indecencies of the Clinton’s is symptomatic of a society with no morals. People lie to get what they want. We watch and read smut and call it entertainment. The majority of men have (or have had) a porn addiction.

Women are no better. We throw ourselves at men in hopes of some morsel of acceptance in our misdirected quest for value. People use any excuse to murder and loot in the name of some “cause.”

Trump’s Lewd Comments Are Symptoms of a Corrupt Society

As a nation we have no integrity. Why do we suddenly claim we have moral high ground to stand on when we discover candidates are cut from the same cloth as ourselves and have said or done things that are immoral, vulgar, irresponsible, deceptive or downright traitorous?

We can sit here and argue over who is worse or we can take a long hard look at ourselves and get our own houses in order and decide what we need to change in our own homes and families to DESERVE a better America. “He that is without sin, cast the first stone… go and sin no more.”

Making wrong choices narrows our selection of good choices. This election is the culmination of decades of wrong choices we have collectively made as a nation. We get what we deserve and at this point we’re going to have to use our own personal discernment to decide which candidate is most likely to stop some of the bleeding and which will continue to carve on the corpse.

I recommend we all go humble ourselves, self examine, repent of our own misdeeds, and ask God who that candidate might be.

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author and marketing and social media consultant specializing in digital content creation and Facebook Ad Management. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

Running for President: Not For The Faint of Heart

Running for president would take a brave soul. Every move, every word, every choice in your life would be sought out and scrutinized. Then, only your worst moments would be shouted from the housetops. Definitely not for the faint of heart.

As much as I’ve tried to live a clean life and make good choices and help people, there are moments I’m not proud of. There are some seasons I got so off course I look back and think “That wasn’t me. Surely I didn’t do and say that! What would possess me to do that? I would never do that now. That’s not me.”

But that wouldn’t matter would it? Yep, running for president definitely is not a pursuit for the squeamish.

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author and marketing and social media consultant specializing in digital content creation and Facebook Ad Management. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

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Logic Behind the Electoral College

There has been much debate over the Electoral College. For example, when Bush and Gore were fighting over the Florida vote and Bush won, he actually had fewer popular votes than Gore, but had more electoral collage votes. Many felt this was inappropriate – that the majority of the people should rule.

Why did the Founding Fathers incorporate the Electoral College into the Constitution? Some say, ”Well, they didn’t think about something like this happening.” Actually they did think about something like this happening, and it is the very reason they developed the Electoral College.

What the Founding Fathers were trying to do was create a system of checks and balances between the popular vote and the state vote. The Founders continually debated over ”states rights” and federal power. If the United States of America were a democracy, then we would go simply on the popular vote, but the United States of America is not a democracy. It is a republic (see the Pledge of Allegiance).

Now, I’m not talking about political parties here, I’m talking about systems of government. A democracy is rule by majority. A republic is rule by law. In our case, the law is the Constitution.

The Electoral College is in place to prevent the majority vote of densely populated states from overpowering the rest of the nation. It is in place to give an equal footing for the states. In the Bush-Gore election year, Bush had 30 states while Gore had 20 states. So, Bush did have the majority of states, while Gore had a slightly higher number of individual votes.

This is one of the few times in American history that the Electoral College influenced an election in a powerful way – a way that the Founding Fathers intended. It protected us from a pure democracy, which the Founding Father’s feared.

As James Madison stated, ”Hence it is that democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and in general have been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths… A republic, by which I mean a government in which a scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect and promises the cure for which we are seeking.” (James Madison, Federalist Papers, the McClean Edition, The Federalist Paper #10, page 81, 1788 )

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author and marketing and social media consultant specializing in digital content creation and Facebook Ad Management. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

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Obama UN Speech: Give Up Some Freedom

Obama UN speech — Speaking at the United Nations in September 2016, President Obama made this statement:

“And we can only realize the promise of this institution’s founding, to replace the ravages of war with cooperation if powerful nations, like my own, accept constraints.  Sometimes I’m criticize in my own country for professing a belief in international norms and multilateral institutions, but I am convinced that in the long run, giving up some freedom of action, not giving up our ability to protect ourselves or pursue our core interests, but binding ourselves to international rules over the long term enhances our security.”

My reply comes from Benjamin Franklin:

“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”

(Quote is 38 minutes into the video.)

 

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author and marketing and social media consultant specializing in digital content creation and Facebook Ad Management. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

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Globalism, Nationalism & the US Presidential Race

Many are still confused about who to vote for in the upcoming presidential election. If you only look at personalities, you could easily think there’s not much of a choice. Or you may be drawn to one person or another based on personality alone. But this election is not about personalities. At the root, this election comes down to nationalism vs globalism.

Do you want to have a sovereign America? Or do you want to be ruled by the UN (one world government)? One candidate is for a sovereign America with borders and a clear system for lawful immigration. The other is not. No matter how you feel about their personalities, this is really the root of the decision.

What Is Globalism?

Globalism is working toward a one world order with one over-arching government that rules over individual nations. Eventually, globalism leads to each person being a citizen of the world, instead of citizens of their individual nations. The founders of the United Nations envisioned one world government. Member nations are obligated to the UN and to each other. The laws and regulations imposed by the UN override the laws of individual countries.

You may be saying, “So what? Why does this matter?”

I will take just a moment to explain why this most definitely matters. Anything is managed best at the most local level. Think of homes. They’re managed best when the parents are involved and responsible. Your neighbor will not love and raise your children as well as you will.

A classroom is managed best by the teacher because a good teacher knows his or her children and how they learn. A county is managed best by local people who live there, own property,  care most about the area, and have friends there.

The higher up you go, the more poorly things are managed. We see this rampant mismanagement and lack of true caring for constituents on a federal level. Seriously, how concerned is the average congressman about your paycheck? My parents’ retirement? Your child’s creative skills?

Take that to a global level. How much do you think Korea is going to care about people in Kansas? How well can our country be governed by a global group who would gladly sell out our country, you, or me for money and power? It’s in the interest of each nation to govern itself.

The majority of the world is NOT free. Do we want them governing our nation? Policing our streets? Creating curriculum for our children and grandchildren?

Nationalism Vs. Isolationism

nationalism vs isolationismMany people confuse nationalism with isolationism. Proponents of globalism accuse those who want borders and national sovereignty of being naive at best and xenophobic at worst. Their argument is that we live in a global society with global trade and travel. They accuse nationalists of being backward and old-fashioned. Proponents of globalism often like to say that nationalists are isolationists. But this simply, is not true.

Nationalists are not isolationists nor are we against world trade or travel. Nationalists, like Trump, are not suggesting that we not trade with or be a part of the world. In fact, an important qualification Trump possesses is his experience negotiating with people all over the world.

There is a BIG difference between amicably trading with the world and allowing the UN to set rules and laws for our citizens. There is a major difference between trading globally and letting global laws have a higher say than our own Constitution.

Obama has already made his parting speech at the UN by saying we need to give up some of our freedoms to allow for world government. Hillary Clinton is just Obama part 2.

Nationalists say, “America first for Americans. Britain first for the British. France first for French, etc.” Each country must take care of its own and come to a trade table looking out for the interests of the people they represent. What good is a legal counsel during a negotiation who has no vested interest in his client?

Also, what good is an entangled negotiator who doesn’t have the ability to easily walk away from the table? The UN entangles us in foreign wars and obligates our military to police other countries. The UN appropriates our dollars to other nations — away from solving our own internal problems. There’s no way for a country to easily walk away from a UN negotiation table.

When the people are no longer represented with integrity, and our leaders are entangled in alliances that take precedence over our own people’s needs, tyranny is inevitable.

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author and marketing and social media consultant specializing in digital content creation and Facebook Ad Management. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.