Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Specter truly sounded like a pathetic and dishonest political hack from central casting as he gave made his self-serving announcement. This clown had the temerity to still call himself a Reagan Conservative while claiming the Republican party has become too conservative. I guess if he is trying to appeal to the typical Obamatron 2008 voter such drivel will cause fawning and cooing. However, any honest appraisal will show Specter for the lying phony that he is. Republican party too conservative? Geez, they spent eight years spending like drunken Democrats (I don't want to offend sailors) and he says they are too conservative? Maybe its the belief in protecting the borders. Maybe its the respect for human life. Maybe its the notion that private property is the bedrock of individual liberty. Like other Leftists, Specter's beef is with American ideals and the U.S. Constitution. He simply wants to be a ward boss for the Keystone State who delivers the ill-gotten booty of federal tax raiders. He is shocked that some of the people believe in principled, limited government rather than a free-for-all at the hog trough.
In the short run, the numbers are not good. But, with dishonest Leftists like Specter, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe the Democrats already effectively had a veto-proof Senate. The defection of this petty gutter snipe makes little difference. A return to the Reagan principles is what the Republican party needs. The Specters, the John McCains, the Lindsey Grahams, the George Bushes (both of them) who believe that bloated government is just peachy as long as Republicans are calling the shots are responsible for the party's current situation. Conservatism put Reagan in the White House for two terms and its coattails bought Bush 41 a term before sweeping the GOP into the House majority with the Contract With America in 1994. However, the GOP has abandoned those principles for Leftist Lite--a slower journey into their Brave New World.
Adios, Arlen. I know your "Reagan conservative" heart will be right at home in the party of Barack Hussein Obama. Maybe he'll invite you over to dine with his new BFF's Raul Castro and Hugo Chavez. I'm sure you will have plenty in common with your fellow travelers.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Obama and his Obamatron 2008 minions keep regurgitating their "95% of Americans will get a tax cut" mantra, but even we dumb ol' conservatives can decipher that a system that has already de-burdened over 40% of the population from any income tax responsibility cannot possibly give 95 % a tax cut. That isn't politics, it's basic math. Despite all the frenzied protests to the contrary, Obama is talking about income redistribution through various refundable tax credits for which people will receive payments whether they paid any taxes at all. They can call a duck a pig all day, but that critter is quacking not oinking.
For Leftists like the Roanoke Times staff, class warfare is a fundamental. However, that Marxist ideal is not something that appeals to many of us. As much as Democrats try to gin up anger, we don't hate rich people. In fact, we understand that high taxes on businesses have a negative impact on all of us. From a governmental standpoint, the United States has a very unfriendly attitude toward free enterprise. We realize that policies that will raise the costs of doing business are an indirect tax on every American. You see, we get the shell game.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
HOWEVER, I do give President Obama credit for authorizing Navy Seals to do what they do best: protect the United States of America overseas. Those snipers and the forces who got them in position are the heroes of the situation. It ended as it should. If President Obama is willing to use Special Forces, Seals, etc. to target terror threats he may be a better security President than many anticipate. Of course, his performance at the G-20 and other pronouncements denigrating the United States demonstrate he has a long way to go. But, for this one incident, good call Mr. President.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
That Knox is just another radical leftist comes through with his defense of his rejection of Paul's admonition against homosexuality:
“Paul did not have any idea of the kind of love that I feel for a partner when I am partnered. He didn’t know what that was about,” Knox said. “The straight man, the heterosexual man who got the privilege of writing the book, the educated, rich, heterosexual man, Paul, who got to write the book, didn’t think it was natural because for him it must not have been.”
In other words, God's divinely given word is meaningless because God spoke through a man who understood the purpose of two genders. But, Paul wasn't just straight he was "privileged," "educated," and "rich." Gee, sounds more like a socialist community organizer than a man of God.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
- I believe the U.S. Constitution is the law of the land. It is not simply a quaint artifact in the National Archives to be ignored by arrogant bureaucrats.
- I believe that those who cite a "Living Constitution" really mean their goals should not be limited by any constitution.
- I believe that America was built on Judeo-Christian values. That does not mean we are a theocracy. It means Christianity is the source for our values and traditions. Those who deny our Christian heritage are dishonest and dangerous.
- I believe the Constitution calls for no state religion and no interference with religious exercise. Period. The "wall of separation" is a nonsensical concept based on intentional contextual distortion and whose modern usage has its origin in anti-Catholic bigotry by a Supreme Court Klansman (see Hugo Black).
- I believe in limited government. This isn't states rights or nullification. It is the charge demanded by the U.S. Constitution. Any power grabs beyond that is tyranny.
- I believe that national defense is the most important responsibility of the federal government. Individuals should be expected to take of their own personal needs. We should never sacrifice our defense to pay for midnight basketball leagues and free condom programs.
- I believe America was made great by the work of nameless, faceless individuals who worked hard, raised their families, and helped their neighbors. America is not great because of government, but in spite of it.
- I believe in free speech. That means ALL speech, whether I agree with it or not. Only a tyrant would seek to regulate dissenting speech. The purpose of free speech was not for Tony Soprano to try to break the record for f-bombs per minute, but for citizens to speak out on the issues that impact their lives.
- I believe that America built the most dynamic economy in the history of man because individuals were able to largely operate in free markets with the inherent risk and reward. The more government controls the economy, the less free we are.
- I believe in a free press. However, a free press that is irresponsible and that functions as a PR firm for a particular party or ideology is more dangerous than an openly state-run media.
- I believe that I am a citizen, not a subject. That my county supervisor, state legislators, my governor, my congressman, my senators and my President are my representatives NOT MY RULERS!
- I believe federal courts exist to apply the law not to rewrite it as they please. No matter how ridiculous or asinine they may believe a law is their job is to rule according to it unless it is a clear violation of the Constitution. If stupidity itself were unconstitutional we would disband Congress.
- I believe that most of America's problems come from too much government, not too little. The current crises in banking, investments, health care, and education can all be traced to misguided government interference and controls that drive up costs and reduce effectiveness. I'm tired of the hair of the dog. More government is not the answer. We've been told it's time for "change." How about reducing government meddling in our lives? Now, that's change I can believe in.
If any of this makes sense to you stop back every few days. Hopefully, I'll have something interesting to say or at least be able to point you to other sources. In the meantime, call or email your congressman and Senators, write your local newspaper, read the founding documents and talk about freedom and liberty with your friends and family. Remember, no snow flake in an avalanche feels responsible. Be part of the solution.