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Why do we even bother to have a Congress? It seems that Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama just does what he pleases. His latest action was, yesterday, to give $148 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA).
There are two things wrong with this scenario:
- Obama continues to bypass Congress. First, it was his “We can’t wait” program to get his way, to do what he pleased. He now cites “national security interests” as the reason for his most recent bypass. The memorandum that he signed can be read here. An Obama administration official said of the $148 million, it is “the most immediate and efficient means of helping the PA maintain and build the foundations of a viable, peaceful Palestinian state.” Obama made this “helping” gift despite section 3 of the Palestinian Accountability Act, which says “No funds available to any United States Government department or agency to carry out the provisions of chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for any fiscal year may be obligated or expended with respect to providing funds to the Palestinian Authority.”
- As of now (July 27, 2013) the US is in debt for over $16.7 trillion. That’s about $51,300 per person. So where does Obama get off giving money we don’t have to anyone, let alone the Palestinians? Obama, four months ago, gave $500 million to the PA, in addition to the $148 million yesterday.
The yearly cost of Congress is about $4 billion. We could save that money if we disbanded Congress. We might as well. We have an imperial president now, one that, when it’s convenient, bypasses Congress in order to get his own way.
But that’s just my opinion
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Being an American, and having grown up in our predominantly Capitalist country, I have never really had the occasion to ponder economics as it related to my faith. I had always worked, gone to church, and, for the most part, like millions of other Americans, have taken for granted the economic system that we have grown up with.
It wasn’t until a few years ago that I began hearing some fellow Americans citing Biblical verses in a manner that was tacitly, if not explicitly, promoting Socialism and Communism. For a Christian person, like myself, who has always cherished the freedoms we have had in this country, and felt blessed for the standard of living that we have had in this country, it is beyond disconcerting.
Over the last year or so, I have had some informal conversations with some fellow Christian friends, in regards to this subject; but, for some reason, over the last few months, I have felt compelled to try to understand God’s true intentions, as written in The Bible, in regards to how Christians should be conducting themselves, economically, charitably etc.
Recently, I began discussing economics with my fellow Christian friend Kori, as it related to our faith. In the past, myself and Kori have collaborated on the subject of Christianity and Marriage, which, with her permission, ended up as an insightful post on this site; and, to which we were fortunate enough to have many great comments. Since she did such a wonderful job at researching Scripture, and Biblical history, in regards to that subject, I was inclined to ask her to collaborate, once again, with me, on this subject.
With Kori’s permission, I would like to share her recent e-mail correspondence to me:
When:Saturday, July 27th, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific
What: Saturday nights were meant for cigars and politics.
Hear Taylor and his co-host Liz Harrison talk about everything from the past week – from politics, to news, to books, and entertainment. Whatever comes to mind, and of course, sobriety is not likely.
Tonight: Taylor talks to Liz (yes the co-host) about her recent Politichicks article found here: http://politichicks.tv/column/sex-lies-politics-priorities-self-respect-walking-in-huma-abedins-shoes/ It’s awesome you should read it.
Also expect Texas politics talk, tattoo talk (again) with a heavy dose of freedom and liberty.
When the Soviet Union fell I remember saying at the time, “Watch it fall there and rise here.” Well under Obama that’s just what is happening. The government is now asking internet groups to send them all their user’s passwords which are encrypted. Even if they can’t do it, it’s scary that they even want to do it. It wouldn’t surprise me that Holder is behind this. On top of that they are creating what they call “the Hub” which is a huge database of every citizen’s social security numbers, healthcare records and any other information about us all in one massive database. This database will be held in the new building the NSA and government is building in Utah which will be bigger than the pentagon when finished.
This is truly scary and all part of Obama’s ” transforming America” as he stated. Part of Obamacare states that all healthcare records will go in one computer. With all the hackers out there do you really want your healthcare records made public by someone? Recently it was reported that state police and government can now track your car by photographing our license plate with cameras located on bridges and signs everywhere. Say good-bye to privacy. Say good-bye to the USA and hello to the U.S.S.of A., the United Socialist States of America.
I also believe that Obama’s further agenda is to make this a muslim state. He has appointed members of the Muslim Brotherhood to his staff and he himself is muslim by birth and grew up in Indonesia and hates America as he blames America for the world’s problems. Remember when he went to Cairo and called us “arrogant and dismissive” towards them? This is all part of his”change” and “Transformation of America.”
One of the reasons Anthony Weiner’s wife Huma is still sticking by him is for power and muslim influence. She has ties with the muslim Brotherhood and her parents have ties with Al Queda. She was Hillary’s right hand woman. Who knows how much information she passed on to the MB and with Hillary’s help.
In his speech at the University of Missouri this week, Obama called the current scandals ”phony.”
Phony?????? Like sending thousands of weapons to the drug cartels, kidnappers, murderers and drug dealers in the fast and furious scandals that killed border guard Brian Terry phony??? Just tell that to the families of the ones killed in Benghazi as phony. We still haven’t found out who gave the order for the troops to stand down and not help them, we still don’t know who said to blame it on a little unseen video, we still don’t know where the president was at the time. Phony??? Tell that to all the tea party and conservative groups that were targeted by the IRS and blamed on rogue agents in Cincinnati and now we find it came from within Obama’s administration at the WH. You’re the one who’s phony Barack or should I say Barry Sotero, as that’s your real name.
As Senator Orin Hatch recently said , “They act like they’re despots,” The president is continuously doing things that he has no authority to do — and yet they just do it and they get away with it because many in the liberal media just will not hold them to account like they would a Republican president.”
I agree with David Limbaugh’s latest commentary I have excerpted below:
Sometimes I marvel at President Obama’s apparent lack of an embarrassment sensor. How can he stand before the American people and deliver speech after speech making the same tired points and pretending he is delivering the speech of the century?
Is he truly impervious to feelings of self-consciousness, or is he trying to play us for fools?
His speech at Knox College on the economy contained all the ingredients of a vintage Obama speech: much fanfare about little substance; a stunning distortion of his record across the board, especially on the economy; refusal to accept responsibility and blaming others for the problems he’s caused; his ludicrous portrayal of himself as an outsider pitted against the Washington political class he heads; predictable appeals to class warfare; tried-and-failed prescriptions for “growing the economy from the middle out”; his professed identification with the middle class, which his policies are devastating; his cynical dismissal as phony distractions of a raft of real administration scandals that would have brought other administrations to their knees; and an expression of affinity for government, not the American people, as the solution for all of our problems.
The upshot after Obama’s nearly five years in office is that the economy is still sluggish. Unemployment and annual deficits remain disturbingly high based on historical standards; our national debt and unfunded liabilities represent an existential threat to America; Obamacare hangs like an ominous tornado playground over the economy and every employer and health care consumer in the nation; America is in steady economic and military decline at the hands of a president who is in denial about it, indifferent to it or intentionally pursuing it; and the president and his renegade Justice Department and administrative agencies are riddled with scandals and gleefully flout the Constitution, the rule of law and the legislative branch.
Yet despite all of this, Obama tells us that everything is great and that things would be even better if it weren’t for partisan, obstructionist Republicans. (If the economy is so wonderful, why is Obama hopscotching the country trying to convince us of what should be self-evident?)
Obama’s refusal to accept responsibility for his policies and his scapegoating have reached comical proportions..
Obama no longer dazzles us with his smoke and mirrors; he bores us with them, droning on and on for more than an hour without offering any new ideas to turn the economy around — because he has none.
So don’t ever expect Obama’s soul mates in the liberal media to hold him accountable for his record or to compare it with that of other presidents. If it is worse, it will not be his fault. His failures will always be because of the “mess he inherited,” even though no other president has ever enjoyed that absurd luxury.
For all his hoopla about hope and change, Obama is nothing more than a gloom-and-doom liberal who doesn’t even aspire to robust economic growth. His sole focus is not on growing the economic pie but on redistributing what he believes is a finite one.
As long as Obama is in office and his policies are pursued, America will be shortchanging itself and suppressing the entrepreneurial spirit and liberty of the American people, without which America is destined for ongoing decline.
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It’s always fascinating to see the public responses to columns challenging the notion that man is “causing” the earth to warm. Predictable are the personal attacks against such purveyors of contrarian dogma, as well as references to the favorite buzzwords and invalidated theses. It’s difficult to understand such fierce loyalty and fealty to a theory invalidated by their own models. Whether they’re looking for meaning in life by “saving the world” by diminishing their CO2 footprint, or they’re susceptible to the mainstream media propagandistic endorsement, it’s hard to say.
Let’s start with the obvious, which for some is not obvious, nor easily accepted. According to NASA, global temperatures have not increased for 15 years. Here is the chart for actual temperatures as published by NASA.
The plot appears dramatic, but notice the scale on the left axis. From 1880 to 2013 the range is .8 of one degree Celsius.
We can then look at the chart developed by former UN IPCC Lead Author & Climatologist Dr. John Christy which plots 73 global warming models. The models’ projections are based on climate sensitivity to manmade carbon dioxide. In other words, the models reflect the premise that man is causing, or at least contributing significantly to, warming of the planet. Yet not one of the models even comes close to reality based on NASA’s empirical data. The mean average for those models is nearly 1 degree Celsius higher than what has been observed for the past 15 years.
Why is this significant? Because it shows that, based on their own theories, and their own calculations of climate sensitivity to manmade CO2, that they’re all wrong. If their theories about the greenhouse potency and feedback of carbon dioxide emissions were correct, their model projections would match reality. And it’s not the earth that’s at fault; it’s the models and their underlying theory! When they’re so wrong for so long, how can anyone with a semblance of cognitive functionality even possibly consider taking them seriously!
I can’t help but conclude what a phenomenal job it is to be an anthropogenic global warming (AGW) scientist. Come up with these alarmist theories to provide global governments the premise to regulate and tax what we exhale as a pollutant; rake in hundreds of millions from government grants to do so; generate sophisticated models to ring the warning bells of catastrophic manmade global warming; be proven totally wrong empirically, and yet still be heralded by media, academia, environmentalist activists, and low-information citizens, as ultimate authorities on the issue, and claim to be right!
With such an abysmal record of projecting reality, now 15 years and running, it would be like a stock analyst in my industry forecasting a decade-and-a-half of bull markets, and be proclaimed a market guru even if all 15 years were bear markets! It’s logically impossible to be right, as claimed by media, academicians, and AGW sycophants, when the alarmist’s calculations, as evidenced by their projections, are completely wrong!
Last month the German news publican Der Spiegel interviewed Hans von Storch, renowned German Professor at the Meteorological Institute of the University of Hamburg. Storch said “scientists are so puzzled by the 15-year standstill in global warming that if the trend continues their models could be fundamentally wrong.” Could be? Do you think? After fifteen years of being wrong, it seems rather obvious that the underlying premises have already been empirically invalidated. He continued, “We are finding it very difficult to reconcile actual temperature trends with our expectations.”
“There are two conceivable explanations — and neither is very pleasant for us,” said Storch. “The first possibility is that less global warming is occurring than expected because greenhouse gases, especially CO2, have less of an effect than we have assumed. This wouldn’t mean that there is no man-made greenhouse effect, but simply that our effect on climate events is not as great as we have believed. The other possibility is that, in our simulations, we have underestimated how much the climate fluctuates owing to natural causes,” Storch added. Now that’s an astute statement of the obvious. And notice how he was more concerned that they were all wrong, rather than that the earth was facing cataclysmic warming.
And just a quick note on the “97% of scientists” buy into the AGW hypothesis statement so often repeated by the alarmists. This figure of “consensus” originated from the “Doran Survey.” This was a nonscientific survey of 77 climate scientists polled for a master’s thesis. And it’s been debunked as a flawed and statistically invalid “survey.”
So how do most scientists really feel about AGW? According to Forbes, citing peer-reviewed surveys in February, only 36% of geoscientists believe humans are creating a global warming crisis, and a solid majority believe what warming is occurring is from natural sources.
If the AGW argument was correct, their models would be accurate. Since they are not, their basic premises are obviously flawed. And to say there’s a consensus is equally fallacious.
AP award winning columnist Richard Larsen is President of Larsen Financial, a brokerage and financial planning firm in Pocatello, Idaho and is a graduate of Idaho State University with degrees in Political Science and History and former member of the Idaho State Journal Editorial Board. He can be reached at [email protected].
When: Friday, July 26, 2013 at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific
Tonight: Stevie and Steve are back and we’re broadcasting live from the studios at Casa de Hammy. Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) of Pocket Full of Liberty joins us to talk about the debate surrounding government enforcement of Vaccine use; also we’ll be discussing Anthony Weiner; and back by popular demand, Mock the Week.
So pull up a chair, grab a cold one, because it’s Friday night, the bar is open…and we’re Getting Hammered!!
What a disgrace! God bless Jim Brossard! Thank you for your service, sir!
US Veteran Jim Brossard responded to a Mexican business disrespecting the American flag by cutting the flags down and taking the American flag home with him. This video was once viewed hundreds of thousands of times on ALIPAC’s YouTube account before it was hacked.
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ALIPAC’s YouTube account once received more than 30,000 views per day as the largest collection of often unique videos related to illegal immigration. Then Google, Inc. handed the keys to our account to an activist or had one of their own employees hack our account and scrub all of our videos from the web.
Despite numerous attempts to reach Google from ALIPAC and Congressional offices, they remained silent and refused to help us restore our deleted videos, many of which had thousands of links coming into them built by activists and media sources like CBS and Fox News!
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Alfonzo Rachel lays it on the line, pointing out how white liberals continue to engage in delusional behavior when it comes to the true history of blacks and racism. Conservatives aren’t left out of this one either, because they are often guilty of ignoring the problem, instead of combating it.
When Obama was first elected I shook my head and said why, here is a man that had no experience or qualifications for the job yet he managed to get himself elected to the highest position in the land, how did he do this? One word Bullshit, yes he is a master of spreading it around.
Now here we are five years later and Obama is still clueless about how to run a country. There is no doubt that he knows how to enjoy the perks of the job, but it is obvious he does not know how to do the job. When he first came into office the country needed jobs, now five years later the country still needs jobs, what has he been doing for the past five years anyway? Oh, that’s right, he has been enjoying the perks of the job.
Now after five years he thinks it is now time to tackle the job situation, wait, hasn’t he already done this numerous times before? The answer is yes, but because he is faced with scandal after scandal, he needs to change the subject. Watching him give his speech I had to laugh, he is saying the same things he said five years ago, I even laughed harder when he started going over his list of so-called accomplishments for the past five years, which he said, has helped Americans.
Obama said in his speech, “Today, five years after the start of that Great Recession, we fought our way back.” Is he kidding? He also started demonizing the top 1% again as well as blaming the Republicans for his failed policies by saying ‘You Can’t Just Be Against’ Everything I Propose,” to that I say, Oh yes we can, if everything you propose is wrong for America.
I must say, the majority of the audience looked like young people, I guess that these are the only people who he can talk to who do not remember that he is saying the same things he did five years ago. I must say, he has the right idea, as soon as people become voting age, he grabs them and pumps them full of bullshit. As the people that voted for him five years ago get wise and turn away from his B.S. he finds new people to lie too, I have to admit it is very effective.
Naturally, Republicans dismissed the address as familiar, empty rhetoric unhelpful to immediate problems like reaching an agreement in Washington on funding the government and raising the debt ceiling. House Speaker John Boehner called the speech a “hollow shell” and an “Easter egg with no candy in it.” Rather than offering new solutions that could revive the economy and put people back to work, Obama offered the same old policies that have already failed, namely more stimulus spending on infrastructure and misguided educational programs. Taking money out of one area of the economy and spending it in another, it hasn’t worked for five years, why does he think it will work now?
Of course Obama had to mention global warming, if he wants to help stop global warming, he needs to stop giving speeches that are full of hot air and B.S. I don’t know why I watched his speech, I truly stopped watching his speeches years ago, I usually turn on Seinfeld instead. I guess it really does not matter, when I need a good laugh I either turn on Seinfeld or one of Obama’s speeches.
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This is one man’s opinion.
In the wake of the recent IRS scandal, some well-intentioned but badly misguided people have begun touting the flat income tax (called the flat tax for shorthand) as a replacement for the current tax code. They claim it would be an antidote to the IRS’s abuses and curb that agency’s powers while also supercharging America’s economy.
But they are dead wrong. The flat tax is no solution at all. It would not solve any of the problems with the current tax code and the IRS, and it could be replaced with a progressive income tax by the next Congress anyway.
Here’s why the flat tax would utterly fail to solve the problem, and why the FairTax – a flat 23% consumption tax designed to replace all federal internal taxes (income, payroll, excise, gift, death, etc.) is the solution:
- The flat tax would still be an income tax, and as such, would still punish hard work, wealth creation, productivity, and savings, taking away from people what they have earned. Making an income tax flat does not change the fact that it is still a punitive tax on INCOME. By contrast, the FairTax, as a consumption tax, would be levied only on retail sales, not on income, inheritance, or the sales of raw materials or unfinished products.
- With the flat [income] tax, you would still have to file tax returns every year by April 15th, and be liable for any mistakes you make therein. With the FairTax, there would be no such problems.
- Administering the flat [income] tax would still require having a large IRS with dozens of thousands of staff to receive and review tax returns, audit people and organizations, and punish cheaters, and the IRS would, of course, retail ALL of the awesome powers it currently has, all of its staff, and all of its budget – and would still retain all your financial records. By contrast, with the FairTax, the IRS would be abolished PERMANENTLY, and under the FairTax bill (H.R. 25), all IRS records would have to be destroyed within 2 years of the FairTax being enacted – the sole exception being records related to Social Security, but these would be turned over to the Social Security Administration, not retained by the Treasury.
- Unlike the flat [income] tax, the FairTax would be administered by the states, who would then send the revenue (minus their costs of administering the FairTax) to the federal government. Thus, it would dramatically shift the balance of power in the US in favor of the states and against the federal government. There would only be a federal Sales Tax Bureau with 51 personnel to audit the states in rare cases of state malfeasance.
- The flat [income] tax would keep the current tax code, although it would be somewhat slimmed down from today’s 70,000 pages. The FairTax would abolish the federal tax code completely and replace it with the simple 123-page FairTax Act.
- The FairTax would provide sufficient revenue for Social Security, though not for the entire federal Leviathan that exists in Washington today.
- The FairTax would be completely transparent – you would know how much you pay in taxes everytime you make a retail purchase. By contrast, even under the flat tax, you would not know how much you really pay in taxes.
- The flat [income] tax would keep the 16th Amendment. The FairTax Act would jumpstart the process of REPEALING the 16th Amendment forever, and would sunset (i.e. expire) automatically 7 years after its enactment if the 16th Amendment is not repealed within that time. But once Congress passed a resolution repealing the 16th Amendment, the states would be eager to ratify such resolution, as it would shift the balance of power in their favor.
- The flat [income] tax would keep tax exemptions and thus allow the IRS to decide who deserves them and who doesn’t. Conservative groups applying for such exemptions would still face IRS audits.
- And last but not least, the flat [income] tax would not remain flat for long. The next Congress could repeal it and replace it with a progressive one. The evidence? The current monstrosity of a tax code started in 1913 as a flat income tax at a 4% rate. But just 4 years later, in 1917, it was a heavily progressive income tax, with a maximum 77% rate. Although the maximum rate was later cut under the Coolidge Administration to 24%, it was still a progressive income tax – and 24% was still a rate that not even the most fervent advocate of the income tax had hoped for in 1913. Similarly, when President Reagan and the Congress enacted the 1986 tax reform bill, creating only two low rates, it took the Congress and Reagan’s successor, George “Read My Lips” H. W. Bush, only 4 years to add two new, higher rates, and thousands of pages, gimmicks, exemptions, and loopholes, thus essentially undoing President Reagan’s tax reform in just 4 years.
The flat [income] tax is not a solution. It would not solve ANY of the problems with the current tax code, the IRS, the 16th Amendment, the income tax itself, or the US political system. Only the FairTax would do that – by doing away with the income tax, the IRS, and the 16th Amendment PERMANENTLY.
It is no coincidence that the FairTax bill now has over 70 sponsors and cosponsors in both houses of Congress (including such conservative stars as Sen. Ted Cruz and Congressman Tom Price), while the flat tax bill has only one sponsor in the Senate and no companion bill in the House.
The flat tax is not a solution to anything and should not even be considered.
Parents, here are your tuition dollars at work. Maybe an investment in a dictionary would have been smarter?
In a debate on one of the FOX News Channel shows, Left-of-Center radio show host Leslie Marshall responded to her debate partner’s call for honesty in politics by saying, “Please! We’re talking about politicians.” And there you have it in a nutshell. The American people have moved beyond the concept of apathy where the idea of honesty in politics is concerned, and have arrived at full-blown political sadomasochism. Having completely given up on demanding that those who serve them do so with fidelity to public service, the majority of Americans have simply accepted – as the new normal – that politicians of all stripes offer nothing but false promises, untruths and opportunistic spin for narcissistic gain, i.e. power and wealth. And while this is today’s status quo, it doesn’t have to be this way. Nevertheless, it seems as though we live in an all-encompassing state of political Stockholm Syndrome, unwilling to affect fundamental change, which we, as a people, have the power to do.
A quote often attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville, reads, “Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle mérite,” or “Every country has the government it deserves.” This philosophical observation certainly applies to the United States, even if in the most ironic way. Given the fact that our nation allows for the free election of a representative form of government based on a checked-and-balanced (via the Electoral College) democratic system of election, We the People – literally – have the power to shape the personality and morality of the government that we created to serve us. Yet, astoundingly, we have been led to believe that no one vote – no one voter – can affect the outcome of any given election. Again, I refer to Leslie Marshall, “Please! We’re talking about politicians.”
But surrender to this “new political normal” is an exercise in “political sadomasochism”; an embracing of several weaknesses, including acquiescence to a special interest ideological class, apathy toward being engaged enough to search out the facts, and cowardice to confront the more manipulative among us. This political sadomasochism produces – via our own hands – government, at every level, which we all love to hate, blame, demean and complain about; government that places politics and the well-being of politicians and political parties above good government and serving the people.
No better example exists than in the State of New York, where disgraced former US Congressman Anthony Weiner and disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer are literally leading in the polls for New York City Mayor and New York City Comptroller, respectively.
Everyone – unless they have been sequestered for the last several years, knows the stories that delivered these two men away from public service.
Anthony Weiner, an incredible narcissist and über-abrasive, über-Progressive political operative, has a problem with Tweeting pictures of his penis to young women who aren’t his wife. Recent revelations have proved that he continues to do this even though his wife, Huma Abedin (close buddy-buddy of Hillary Clinton’s), stands by her man, exclaiming that since his resignation from the US House – a resignation executed because he couldn’t keep his cyber-penis in his cyber-pants – he’s been a “model husband and Father.” One has to wonder if “Señora Danger” (Weiner used the moniker Carlos Danger to interact with his cyber-sexual conquests) has changed her mind or if she just likes her men a little bit arrogant and abusive.
Elliot Spitzer, on the other hand, had to resign because he had a penchant for employing high-paid hookers. To her credit, Mrs. Spitzer was recognizably mortified when she stood by her man, as he proclaimed to the world that fidelity to his marriage just wasn’t enough for his sexual appetite.
In both of these examples, we have men who worked their entire lives to attain political power; positioning, campaigning, working up the political ladder and achieving elected office. In both of their careers they achieved some good things. But there is a troubling and undeniable fact that precludes the both of them from every being elected to office again, or at least should preclude them from attaining seats of power every again. They lied to, they willingly deceived, and they manipulated and humiliated the people that trusted them the most, their wives; their life-partners; their soul mates. They both took advantage of the people that are supposed to be the most important people in their lives. And then they asked them to publicly humiliate themselves so they could get the butts out of the media fire.
Truth be told, if a person cannot even be faithful to their spouse; if a person cannot have fidelity to the most important relationship in his or her life, how is anyone supposed to believe that they will have fidelity to any relationship: personal, professional or political?
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me. Lie to me once as an elected representative in government and you should resign, take stock of your life and realize that your time in political life has come to an end by your own hand. But should you lie, cheat and steal and then apologize, huge crocodile tears in your eyes, promising never to do it again while your humiliated spouse stands in your disingenuous shadow, and convince me to vote for you again…well, then, as de Tocqueville espoused, you get the government you deserve.
It is stunning to me that the people of New York are allowing these two liars, these two cheats, to exist but a minute from again taking governmental office. This may sound a bit harsh, but after the outpouring of affection the rest of the nation afforded the people of New York City after September 11, 2001, I expected more than just a “thank you, now back to our regularly scheduled cesspool of politically partisan deviance.” I expected that when given a second chance, they would have done the right thing, corrected wrongs and strived to better themselves as an exercise in appreciation for support, compassion and friendship. I don’t know about you, but New Yorkers’ embrace of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer is tantamount to a slap in the face. But then that’s just me…
The overriding point to all of this is that it doesn’t have to be this way. We can have better government; government over politics. We all just need to have the courage and dedication to demand that our elected officials respect the people and the office – respect the opportunity – enough to actually serve the electorate, instead of lying to them while lining their pockets and setting up lucrative careers for a post-elected life. We need to support honest people when they want to run for government and reject the notion that the parties are just too big, too powerful to challenge. Because We the People, by virtue of the United States Constitution, literally created the American system of government, We the People have the power to set the standards by which we are served. The fact that we do not is a testimony to our cultivated political sadomasochism.
So, we can either pretend that we do not have the power to achieve government that serves, and glean the scandals of the Weiners and the Spitzers – the scandals of “Dickileaks,” or we can do the hard work and act like Americans and settle for nothing less than the very best. If we cannot, then maybe Eric Holder, while wrong about the subject matter, was correct when he called us a “nation of cowards.”
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America…” – The Preamble to the United States Constitution.
We all knew that Anthony Weiner is God’s gift to comedy, but he’s also a great gift for explaining Constitutional principles.
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There’s a showdown in the state of Texas over voting rights. Eric Holder and the DOJ want “pre-approval” in light of any changes to the laws in the state. This is in response to the recent Supreme Court decision on voter laws. Of course, the move is unconstitutional, but has that ever stopped them before??!
At 8:30 pm Central / 9:30 Eastern, Joe Newby, writer for the Examiner, will be with us to share several of his latest articles. Always something outrageous and interesting to discuss in the news. Joe will give us the rundown.
After 9:00 Central / 10:00 Eastern, Charles Johnson, radio personality from Memphis aka “the Great Black Hope” will be on board to talk about Bill O’Reilly’s “talking points memo” from earlier this week discussing issues that are plaguing the black community in America. Why are we discussing the Zimmerman trial when we should be addressing REAL problems?! AND, is it possible that we could see ministers in the country going to jail for preaching Biblical truth? Senator Ted Cruz warns Americans about “hate speech” and how defending traditional marriage could become a criminal act.
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