Saturday, November 9, 2013
WHEN in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with one another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel the to the separation.
WE hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness--
These words, written 237 years ago, are just as true now, and for many of the same reasons, as they were in the age in which they were written. In both instances citizens were oppressed by their own government which refused to address their grievances, their so-called "representatives" refused to take the necessary steps to remedy the situation, and, indeed, much was being imposed upon them by those who didn't represent them at all.
To that end, I hereby renounce any political affiliation with any of those in our government at all levels, and pledge to only support individuals who I deem to represent the Constitution as originally intended (e.g. exclusion of antithetical amendments like the 16th), and who, as our founders did, come the closest to pledging their "Lives,...Fortunes,...and Sacred Honor" in defense of the Constitution. Currently I can count on one hand those individuals who fit that definition, and none of them are from my home state!
If you agree, please re-post, and let's prepare for the battle to regain control of our country next November. I am now neither Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, or any other labeled-affiliation. I AM AN AMERICAN! DON'T TREAD ON ME!!
Monday, October 28, 2013
Charles Krauthammer, who I have a lot of respect for, told Jon Stewart in a recent inter view that Republicans should admit there have been some liberal successes, and he named Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare as examples. Liberal successes? Please!
Social Security is a bad deal. If you'd taken the money you and your employer (which was also your money!) paid into SS and invested it in anything with even a modest return you'd easily be a millionaire by 50. Medicare and Medicaid are the primary drivers of the huge cost increases in health care costs, and are among the primary drivers in our national debt. Government social programs always make things worse and eventually suck up the resources from everything else. Just look at the so-called "war on poverty". After 40+ years of confiscating trillions from working people and redistributing it to those who don't work, we now have a hugely expensive program that has actually made the problem worse and is all but politically impossible to stop.
Here's the thing: Common sense and history tell you socialistic programs don't work, and facts and history will not be denied. Eventually these programs grow and either devour all available resources bringing down even the mightiest, or common sense prevails and they are dismantled, but not until after having stolen precious resources from those whose work ethic made such resources available to the thieves! It is best to never put government in the position of being enabled for thievery in the first place. Obamacare is the latest example and most likely the vehicle that will finish our trip over the cliff. We now have a $17 trillion debt and over $100 trillion in obligations with no turnaround possible given the current political climate. There's no place else to go except over the cliff.
It's time to wake up people! Reagan said it best. The solutions are simple but they are hard. Do we do the hard things and possibly survive, or look for complicated solutions like Obamacare and cease to exist? History says the latter and, unfortunately so does politics!
In a real dirtbag move, Congress has exempted itself and its staffers from Obamacare. Wasn't this supposed to be the great salvation for those of us without health insurance? Wasn't this supposed to be the greatest thing since sliced bread? As it turns out, Congressional staffers were complaining that it was going to cost them money, and possibly force a mass exodus from government service (which I argue would be a good thing). Gee, Congressmen without minions - heaven forbid!! Even the IRS employees - the snakes in charge of enforcing this mess - didn't want it. So, in typical fashion, Congress changed the rules, once again exempting it from living under the same rules they force on the rest of us. Instead of just repealing this worst-piece-of-legislation-in-history, they just said "hey - not me"!
At what point are we going to get fed up with this??? If history holds true the overwhelming majority of the same elitists who forced this thing on us will be re-elected next year. It is high time we start making some demands of our own. You want back in, Mr. Congressman? Here's the price:
1. Repeal Obamacare and just don't even think about going down that road a second time
2. Get rid of the IRS
3. Quit spending money
There are plenty of other issues we need to address, but these three will cure a host if ills.
Look, there's just nothing more un-American than an elite few "ruling" over the rest of us while at the same time living under a different set of rules. And, just so we're clear, they're all guilty. One courageous Congressman could bring the entire process to a halt, but they're all worried about their own butts.
So, pick up the phone. Call your Congressman and demand these three items. Then, sit down and write a follow-up demanding the same. If a Congressman happens to show up at an event near you, tell them the same in public. Don't let up, and by the time the elections come around, if there's no action, cast your vote for someone else - anyone else - until things change. We hold the ultimate power. It's time we exercised it!!
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
OK, so today we learn that the Obama Administration has decided to put off the employer mandate, the requirement that businesses with 50 or more employees provided government approved insurance or face severe fines, until January 2015. Now, I'm sure our Supreme Leader has what will look like legitimate reasons for the delay, but it strikes me as ominous that the delay puts that requirement beyond the 2014 mid-term elections. It doesn't take a Mensa member to see that this is purely a political decision, designed to mitigate the damage that will, hopefully, occur in next year's Congressional contests. The decision to still require individuals to have government-approved health insurance or face a fine in January 2014 is still in place. Why? Because the fines won't be payable until 2015 - again, after the election! However, if the business mandates were in place, businesses, as many are already doing, would begin mitigating their own exposure by laying off employees, delaying new hires, and moving existing employees to part-time, and these actions would be (and already are) highly unpopular with potential Democratic voters. Hey, gotta keep the masses on Kool-aid, eh? Time will tell how many fall for it. Some of us (apparently not enough!) had this fraud figured out in 2008.