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An America Without the Republican Party

President Obama recently claimed that the nation was “united as one American family.” So what if all Americans were unified in the Democrat Party, and there was no Republican Party, as many on the left wish?

First, slavery would have been abolished long after other European nations, even backwards Russia.

In fact, Tsar Alexander II abolished slavery by decree in 1861, two years before the Emancipation Proclamation of Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president.  After Lincoln’s assassination, the presidency was filled by Andrew Johnson, a War Democrat who had the distinction of being impeached and nearly removed from office. (William Jefferson Clinton also shares the honor of being among the impeached Democrats.)

Among Johnson’s high crimes and misdemeanors? Hostility to Freedmen and the passing of Black Codes that gave dark- skinned Americans inferior status. Democrats would continue their tradition of opposing emancipatory laws for blacks through to the 1960s, when far more Democrats voted against the Civil Rights Act than Republicans.  (And not on the principled grounds that the legislation was hostile to private property rights and the rule of law.)

Second, America would have developed into a highly unionized and more economically inefficient nation since at least the 1880s.  While progressives today tend to idealize unions, and imbue them with legendary status for opposing the monopoly capitalists and granting rights to the working man, unions were in many ways quickly bypassed and outmoded by corporations in terms of granting pensions and benefits to workers.

The end result of over-unionization would be decreased productivity in exchange for higher-than-market-level wages and benefits.  There was a reason GM went broke and needed a bail out.

Third, there would be a lot less rich people, and a lot more poor people.  This would be true in absolute terms, and not in relative terms; it means that the overall standard of living would be depressed. While more equality may sound great to Democrats who want to punish the rich with higher taxes in the name of social welfare spending, what happens when the rich are so overtaxed they become as well-off as everyone else?  Presumably the social welfare programs need more funding, but without rich people around, everyone gets taxed more. Rinse and repeat until everyone is poor, but “socially secured” by a state that is immune from market accountability.

With a state-run economy, the standard of living would decrease. In plain English, how good would your doctor be if you had no choice who he is, like under the single-payer healthcare system that Obama, apparently like a century of Democrats before him, is dead-set to implement? The doctor you would draw would be a matter of luck, much more so than under a market system.  Under many “free” healthcare systems, you get what you pay for.

Fourth, America would be industrially depressed.  Hit by numerous safety and environmental regulations in order to micro-manage the economy and extract resources from it, the country would soon resemble Detroit, Baltimore, or any other city that has been run by Democrats for generations.  We might never have even had the automobile manufacturing revolution that made America’s economy the “engine of the world.”  We never would have taken the risks needed to accrue benefits from unexpected discoveries; in other words, we never would have pioneered world scientific progress using what Schumpeter called the “creative destruction” of the market.

No, the Democrats would continue to bail out all the losers, and put them on equal terms with those who succeed.  There would have been little incentive to strike out on a wild idea in order to make a fortune.  Ours would have been a middling industrial economy, perhaps insufficient to even assist our allies overseas with enough industrially-fueled military might to decisively defeat their adversaries.

Fifth, America would quickly have become completely immoral.  With little sense of right and wrong, except that redistribution is good, and rich people are bad, crime would have become as rampant across the country as it is in Democrat-run cities.  Far from being a coincidence, when people have as little respect for private property and human life as the Democrat Party, and people are forbidden from having guns for self-defense, crime is going to skyrocket.

Sixth, America would have a weaker national defense.  The beloved target of all Democrats when it comes time to trim the budget is defense spending, which is ironically the main legitimate function of the central government.  While Democrats love to fight wars (see the twentieth century’s wars initiated or escalated by Democrats, and those ended by Republicans), it is no secret that the Dems would rather be doling out other people’s money to make new client-slaves of the state,though they are not morally opposed to sending Americans overseas to kill and be killed in nation-building projects.

In conclusion, an America exclusively run by Democrats from its inception would quickly have become an impoverished, crime-ridden, industrially depressed, war-riddled slave state. On the other hand, Republicans freed the slaves, provided a climate for economic growth and innovation, were responsible enough to provide military funding for wars that Democrats started or agreed to wage, have tended to keep crime under control, have mostly respected individual rights, and more closely obeyed the Constitution.

The Republican Party might not be as conservative as many on the right would like, but it is an indispensable check on the irredeemably corrupt and dangerous Democrats. Those of us who consider ourselves on the libertarian and conservatarian side need to work within the party to push for realistic and positive change.

Understanding The Debt Crisis, But Simplified

I am 60 years old, but I remember when I was a kid we all dreamed of becoming millionaires. Back then a millionaire was the ultimate goal even though we had no concept of what a million dollars actually was. I remember sitting with a bunch of my friends describing to each other what we would do if we had a million dollars to spend.

Now a million dollars seems like nothing, all I hear being tossed around are billions, trillions, gazillions and who knows what is coming next. The majority of people like myself, have no grasp of these type of numbers, so when we hear politicians talk about the deficit and the countries debt problem, many people just do not grasp the severity of the situation. We as a country are headed for a disaster if we do not stop all this out of control spending. I do not understand the people of this country, our future is staring us in the face, but we ignore what the future holds for us. We choose to close our eyes to what is going on in Greece, France, Italy and Spain, not to mention the rest of Europe. We watch all the time on T.V. rioting in the streets, unemployment as high as 25% and we feel safe living in America, thinking that will never happen here. Well 10 years ago, those countries never thought it would happen to them either. Well, now look at them.

This is one of the best explanations of this country’s economic condition made simple.

Lesson #1:

* U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000

* Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000

* New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000

* National debt: $15,271,000,000,000

* Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000

Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:

* Annual family income: $21,700

* Money the family spent: $38,200

* New debt on the credit card: $16,500

* Outstanding balance on the credit card: $152,710

* Total budget cuts: $385

Got It ??? OK now…

Lesson #2:

Here’s another way to look at the Debt Ceiling:

You come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup in your neighborhood….and your home has sewage all the way up to your ceilings.

What do you think you should do…Raise the ceilings, or pump out the crap? Your choice is coming November 2012

I’m for pumping out the crap…

This is one man’s opinion.

Liberty’s Revolution

The War of Independence was not the culmination of irresistible forces but of enlightened ideas. It was the shining ideal of liberty that changed the course of history, and it remains eternally available for mankind to do so again.

The path to liberty was long and arduous. Nothing came easy, and the oppressive state that ruled our forebears did not yield to eloquence, but to force. It required the steely resolve of our intellectual ancestors, men willing to pledge their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, for the American colonists to shrug off their oppressors.

The European heritage of feudalism and absolutism has always been alien on this continent, and tyranny thus only able to garner temporary footholds. But America is currently under assault by a distinctly European mindset, being insinuated into our culture by those hostile to the austere demands of liberty.

In the American colonies, men had space in civil society to communicate, as patriots around the United States are actively doing now. The colonists had the ability to work and support themselves, until the British empire grew exploitative and constrictive. Our founders threw off the chains of their rulers to found a government intended to protect men from state-imposed slavery, and it was their bold and brilliant vision that lit the way from independence to emancipation, and thence to suffrage, true civil rights, and beyond.

But an intellectually and morally slavish mindset has taken hold in the minds of countrymen who serve themselves by abusing the state. Among our intellectual elites, nobleness of disposition has given way to specious rationalizations of power. And our presumed underclass has used democracy to enslave their supposed oppressors, who are guilty of nothing but hard work and productivity, but are nonetheless forced by the aristocratic elect to subsidize their fellow citizens instead of employ them.

Our revolutionary first principles of individual rights and liberty have been incrementally replaced by the ethics of social conformity, indentured servitude through the immoral force of the state, and the toleration of a self-serving and hypocritical oligarchy. It is our duty to oppose these men, whose power-lust has overtaken their self-control and sense of honor. Nothing less than our dignity and autonomy are at stake.

Let us look back on the intellectual and political breakthroughs that led to the first revolution in human history whose goal was the emancipation of mankind. This Independence Day let us meditate to what extent these lofty words match our current reality.

Magna Carta (1225)

“All these aforesaid customs and liberties which we have granted to be held in our realm in so far as pertains to us are to be observed by all of our realm, both clergy and laity, in so far as pertains to them in respect to their own men. For this gift and grant of these liberties and of others contained in our charter over the liberties of the forest, the archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, earls, barons, knights, fee holders and all of our realm have given us a fifteenth part of all their movable goods. Moreover we grant to them for us and our heirs that neither we nor our heirs will seek anything by which the liberties contained in this charter might be infringed or damaged, and should anything be obtained from anyone against this it is to count for nothing and to be held as nothing.”

Locke’s Second Treatise of Government (1690)

“The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but to have only the law of nature for his rule. The liberty of man, in society, is to be under no other legislative power, but that established, by consent, in the commonwealth; nor under the dominion of any will, or restraint of any law, but what that legislative shall enact, according to the trust put in it. Freedom then is not what Sir Robert Filmer tells us, Observations, A. 55. a liberty for every one to do what he lists, to live as he pleases, and not to be tied by any laws: but freedom of men under government is, to have a standing rule to live by, common to every one of that society, and made by the legislative power erected in it; a liberty to follow my own will in all things, where the rule prescribes not; and not to be subject to the inconstant, uncertain, unknown, arbitrary will of another man: as freedom of nature is, to be under no other restraint but the law of nature.

This freedom from absolute, arbitrary power, is so necessary to, and closely joined with a man’s preservation, that he cannot part with it, but by what forfeits his preservation and life together: for a man, not having the power of his own life, cannot, by compact, or his own consent, enslave himself to any one, nor put himself under the absolute, arbitrary power of another, to take away his life, when he pleases. No body can give more power than he has himself; and he that cannot take away his own life, cannot give another power over it. Indeed, having by his fault forfeited his own life, by some act that deserves death; he, to whom he has forfeited it, may (when he has him in his power) delay to take it, and make use of him to his own service, and he does him no injury by it: for, whenever he finds the hardship of his slavery outweigh the value of his life, it is in his power, by resisting the will of his master, to draw on himself the death he desires.

This is the perfect condition of slavery, which is nothing else, but the state of war continued, between a lawful conqueror and a captive: for, if once compact enter between them, and make an agreement for a limited power on the one side, and obedience on the other, the state of war and slavery ceases, as long as the compact endures: for, as has been said, no man can, by agreement, pass over to another that which he hath not in himself, a power over his own life.”

Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty of Give Me Death” Speech (March 23, 1775)

“They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace! – but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

Richard Henry Lee (June 7, 1776)

“That these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown; and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.”

John Adams on The Declaration of Independence (July 2nd, 1776)

“Yesterday the greatest Question was decided, which ever was debated in America, and a greater perhaps, never was or will be decided among Men. A Resolution was passed without one dissenting Colony “that these united Colonies, are, and of right ought to be free and independent States, and as such, they have, and of Right ought to have full Power to make War, conclude Peace, establish Commerce, and to do all the other Acts and Things, which other States may rightfully do.”

You will see in a few days a Declaration setting forth the Causes, which have impell’d Us to this mighty Revolution, and the Reasons which will justify it, in the Sight of God and Man. A Plan of Confederation will be taken up in a few days. On July 2, 1776 the Association known as United Colonies of America officially became the United States of America.”

The Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson, Council of Five (July 4, 1776)

“The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with 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 them 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 unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, – That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

Thomas Jefferson on The Declaration of Independence

“The pusillanimous idea that we had friends in England worth keeping terms with, still haunted the minds of many. For this reason those passages which conveyed censure on the people of England were struck out, lest they should give them offense. The clause too, reprobating the enslaving the inhabitants of Africa, was struck out in compliance to South Carolina and Georgia, who had never attempted to restrain the importation of slaves, and who on the contrary still wished to continue it. Our Northern brethren also I believe felt a little tender under these censures; for tho’ their people have very few slaves themselves yet they had been pretty considerable carriers of them to others.”

Samuel Adams’ Speech on The Declaration of Independence (August 1, 1776)

“We have no other alternative than independence, or the most ignominious and galling servitude. The legions of our enemies thicken on our plains; desolation and death mark their bloody career; whilst the mangled corpses of our countrymen seem to cry out to us as a voice from Heaven.

Our union is now complete; our constitution composed, established, and approved. You are now the guardians of your own liberties. We may justly address you, as the decemviri did the Romans, and say: “Nothing that we propose can pass into a law without your consent. Be yourselves, O Americans, the authors of those laws on which your happiness depends.”

You have now in the field armies sufficient to repel the whole force of your enemies and their base and mercenary auxiliaries. The hearts of your soldiers beat high with the spirit of freedom; they are animated with the justice of their cause, and while they grasp their swords can look up to Heaven for assistance. Your adversaries are composed of wretches who laugh at the rights of humanity, who turn religion into derision, and would, for higher wages, direct their swords against their leaders or their country. Go on, then, in your generous enterprise, with gratitude to Heaven for past, success, and confidence of it in the future. For my own part, I ask no greater blessing than to share with you the common danger and common glory. If I have a wish dearer to my soul than that my ashes may be mingled with those of a Warren and a Montgomery, it is that these American States may never cease to be free and independent.”

George Mason’s “Evolution a Main Part of the Revolution”

The Twin Revolution of 1776 was fundamentally in support of conserving well-developed American values governmentally and not for the purpose of their destruction. As the Continental Congress proclaimed on July 6, 1775, in the “Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms“:

[We have taken up arms] “. . . for the preservation of our liberties . . . in defence of the freedom that is our birth-right, and which we ever enjoyed till the late violation of it . . .”

The Twin Revolution was therefore, in general, in defense of established governmental institutions, principles and accustomed rights; but these institutions were then given new functions and significance in the light of the Twin Revolution’s goal of complete self-government: Man-over-Government. It was against tyrannous officials acting as usurpers–acting lawlessly, as “out-laws,” because outside of the scope of their prescribed authority under Law designed to make and keep secure these things governmental and the people’s liberties. It was in pursuit of more complete self-government and Individual Liberty: Freedom from Government-over-Man. An element of evolution governmentally was thus involved: progress through building on the basis of the governmental institutions, customs and civilization in general already established in America. This spelled a vast advance in governmental philosophy and system because–through a century and a half of pioneering governmentally and other-wise–the American people had by 1776 already achieved greater freedom for The Individual from Government-over-Man and a civilization far more advanced politically than any that then existed in the Old World or would exist there for a long time afterward.

The Twin Revolution of 1776 commenced, in truth, a never-ending process of evolution looking towards ever-fuller realization of The American Ideal, of the goals stated in the Declaration of Independence. Therein lies the significance of the call, to endless striving, by James Wilson, one of The Framers, in his oration on July 4, 1788:

“A progressive state is necessary to the happiness and perfection of man. Whatever attainments are already reached, attainments still higher should be pursued. Let us, therefore, strive with noble emulation. Let us suppose we have done nothing, while any thing yet remains to be done. Let us, with fervent zeal, press forward, and make unceasing advances in every thing that can support, improve, refine, or embellish society . . . The commencement of our government has been eminently glorious: let our progress in every excellence be proportionably great. It will–it must be so.”

The fact that the Twin Revolution of 1776 is a continuing process of evolution was highlighted in a 1787 address to the American people by Dr. Benjamin Rush, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (quoting the first and the last paragraphs; emphasis his):

“There is nothing more common, than to confound the terms of American Revolution with those of the late American war. The American war is over: but this is far from being the case with the American revolution. On the contrary, nothing but the first act of the great drama is closed. It remains yet to establish and perfect our new forms of government; and to prepare the principles, morals, and manners of our citizens, for these forms of government, after they are established and brought to perfection . . . Patriots of 1774, 1775, 1776—heroes of 1778, 1779, 1780! come forward! your country demands your services!–Philosophers and friends to mankind, come forward! your country demands your studies and speculations! Lovers of peace and order, who declined taking part in the late war, come forward! your country forgives your timidity and demands your influence and advice! Hear her proclaiming, in sighs and groans, in her governments, in her finances, in her trade, in her manufactures, in her morals, and in her manners, ‘THE REVOLUTION IS NOT OVER.’ “

While we honor the Founding Fathers’ memory by invoking their potent words, we must realize that ideas are not animated of their own accord; but must rather be carried forth by men who revere them and are compelled to act on them. The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, are only powerful so far as we citizens carry them forward.

Obama, The Bamboozler In Chief

Believe this or not, but the day Obama burst on the national scene, my gut told me he was nothing but a phony. When he won the election, I could not believe the American people fell for his bull, to me he was nothing but a slick used car salesman, it seems I was right. Obama made empty promise after empty promise, thinking the American people would all be mesmerized by his eloquent speeches. Well, it seemed to work for three years, but I do believe the party is over, people will believe bull only for so long. Just like the old saying goes, “You can fool some of the people all the time, and all the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.” He is about to learn that lesson.

I took it upon myself to look back and list many of the empty promises he has made; this is what I have come up with.

Obama said: If we pass his stimulus bill, unemployment will not go above 8%
Reality: When Obama took office the unemployment rate was 7.8% Now it is 8.2% It has been over 8% for over 40 straight months.

Obama said: Guantanamo will be closed one year after he takes office.
Reality;:Last time I looked up Guantanamo, it was still in operation.

Obama said: Pass his stimulus bill, because every state has shovel ready jobs just waiting to be funded.
Reality: Obama said after the stimulus bill passed, “Shovel ready was not as shovel ready as we expected.” By the way, he said this while chuckling. (Big joke on the American people)

Obama said: “Tell the lobbyists in Washington that their day of setting the agenda are over. They have not funded my campaign. They will not work in my White House.”
Reality: Obama appointed 17 lobbyists to high positions in his administration in the first 14 days.

Obama said: The summer of 2010 was going to be the summer of recovery.
Reality: 2012 we are entering our 3rd summer of recovery, but there is no recovery in sight.

Obama said: ‘There is not a white America or black America, not a red America or a blue America, only the United States Of America.” The uniter in chief.
Reality: In the 60 years I have spent on this earth, I have never seen this country more divided. The divider in chief.

Obama said: “We cannot and will not sustain deficits like these without end.” “Today I am pledging to cut the deficits in half, by the end of my first term in office.”
Reality: Obama added over 5 trillion dollars to the deficit.

Obama said: No one making under $250,000 a year will see any new taxes, not one dime.
Reality: With the passage of ObamaCare, The country will see the biggest tax increase in our history.

Obama Said: The new healthcare law is not a tax.
Reality: Well, the Supreme Court declared it is a tax.

In November we have another election, an election which many feel (as I do) is the most important in the last hundred years. The lines are clearly drawn; a vote for Obama is a vote for bigger government and more government control of our lives. There are other issues also to consider, but those two issues are the most important to me and I think to the majority of the country. Many of the people who voted for Obama last time are disillusioned and rightly so, he has been a failure as a leader. With over 63% of the people against ObamaCare, we can only hope that they all turn out to vote. He bamboozled the American people in 2008, Let’s hope America has wised up.

This is one man’s opinion.

Tora, Tora, Tora (Look Out Obama)

I don’t know if any of you have seen the movie Tora, Tora, Tora, It was, what I think the best movie made about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941. The term Tora, Tora, Tora is Japanese for Tiger, Tiger, Tiger, it was said by the Japanese flying commander when he knew that the surprise attack was a success. At the end of the movie the Japanese commander in Japan looks out of the window and with a sad face says, the attacks would only serve to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.

Just like the Japanese knew they awakened a sleeping giant, which was America, the passage of ObamaCare is going to awaken a sleeping giant, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
Since the Supreme Court announcement of upholding ObamaCare the stock market has dropped, and as of this writing, Romney has received over one million dollars in donations. Just like the Japanese underestimated the power of America, the Obama administration underestimates the power of the American People.

If anyone thought the Republicans were energized before this, to quote a well known singer from the 1920’s and 1930’s by the name of Al Jolson, he would say “You ain’t heard nothin yet.” The voices of the American People are going to be heard loud and clear. If Obama was worried about his job before, he better start shaking in his boots, because the people are pissed.

Obama and the Democrats said over and over that the mandate was not a tax, now we find out that it is a tax. Well the so called champion of the middle class has just handed, not only the middle class, but the entire country the biggest tax increase in the history of this country. The upholding of this law is probably the best present that Mitt Romney has ever received. Just like in the 2010 elections, the people are going to rise up and make their disdain for this law known. If you remember the scenes from those town hall meetings, they were nothing compared to what is coming. This could be a blessing in disguise.

This is one man’s opinion

ObamaCare, What Are We Afraid Of?

Like everyone else in the country, I am waiting to see what the Supreme Court has to say about ObamaCare. All the polls show that a majority of the people are against ObamaCare and want it to go away. I have to admit, I am one of those people. But I was thinking, why are so many people against it, when no one has even read it? A bill with over twenty-seven-hundred pages, that no one has read on either side. The people who are for it, have not read it, as well as the people who are against it, have not read it. Since I cannot speak for the people who are for it, I am going to tell you why I am against it.

1. The way it was past; we saw Washington at its worst, a bill that big, which will take over one-sixth of the economy should not have been done in a partisan way. The Democrats stood in the way of everything the Republicans wanted to do. The Democrats lied, cheated, bribed and strong armed people in their own party who were against it, just to get it done. Which cost many of them their jobs.

2. No one read the bill; how can any politician, look us in the face and tell us this is a good bill without even knowing what is in it. This is ridiculous, a bill this big and no one reads it before they vote on it, I am willing to bet the President still does not know what is in his own bill. I was really surprised that the whole country was not in an uproar when Nancy Pelosi went on national television and said, “we have to pass the bill, so we can find out what is in it.” That still makes my blood boil. This woman thinks the American people are stupid.

3. Doctors are against it; health care, what the hell do politicians know about health care? Nothing, 86% of all doctors are against ObamaCare. Now I don’t know about you, but I am going to trust a doctors opinion on a health care matter, before I trust a politicians, especially the ones that do not take the time to read the bill.

4. Other countries; all you have to do is look around to other countries that also have socialized medicine and you will see that it just does not work. I was watching a news show that had representatives of Great Britain pleading with us not to follow what they did with their health care. They described how people have to wait months to get an appointment to see a doctor, the government decides when and if you need surgery, medicine is in short supply and on and on about how bad it was, I will take the word of experience any day.

5. Big Government; I don’t know about you, but I think government is too big as it is, I do not want them growing any bigger. This government seems to be all about control, they say that they want to help us when all they really want is to control our everyday lives. Do you really want the government deciding what is good for your health, or do you want your doctor to tell you? I for one am voting for my doctor.

6. Boy it came fast; Am I the only one that finds it strange, one day Obama is President, the next day he has a twenty-seven hundred page health care bill in his hand. Did anyone ever think about where it came from and who wrote it, I still don’t know. I know damn sure, the president did not write it. It seems to me that liberals have been working on this for years, just waiting for the right time to spring it on the American people.

Do we need health care reform? Yes we do, but let us keep the government out of it. History has taught us, that government screws-up almost everything it touches, the government cannot even run itself, how can we trust them with something that big and that should remain between a doctor and a patient.
I vote repeal and replace.

This is one man’s opinion

Racism: A Convenient Lie

I looked up the word racism in the dictionary the other day; it said a word used by liberals when they are left with no viable explanation, when someone criticizes members of their party or policies. It did not really say that, but it should have. It seems to me that minorities could never be wrong, no matter how wrong they really are. We have a president who happens to be black; whom I believe is the worse president since Jimmy Carter. I think his policies are running this country into the ground. Sixty-eight percent of the people in this country think we are headed in the wrong direction, I guess that means that the 68% and I are racists.

I bring this up because Sam Donaldson made a statement the other day, he said that the right wing of this country does not like Obama, not because of his policies, but because he is black. Hey Sam, why don’t you get a job in a circus, because you are without a doubt a clown. It is easier to call people racist than face the truth, that Obama is not doing a very good job. Obama won the election 52.9% to 45.7%
Does that mean the 45.7% are all racists? I guess Sammy thinks so. If a policy is wrong, it’s wrong. It has nothing to do with the race of the person that makes the policy. Nevertheless, to Sammy, it is just a convenient lie to have around, to call someone a racist when they cannot think of anything else to say.
Defending bad policies by calling people racist who disagree with them is a left wing tactic that they have been using for years. However, I have news for the left, and Sammy; it is starting to lose its punch. When you call everyone that disagrees with you a racist, it starts to lose its true meaning. Eventually it is going to back fire on the left, just like everything else they do.

The fact of the matter is Obama and the left are running scared. Obama is not as popular as he once was and he is dropping in the poles. Many of the people that did vote for him have voters’ remorse and will not be voting for him this time around. I guess these people were not racist when they voted for Obama but are racist now, because they are not voting for him this time. It seems you are a racist in this country depending on what policies you agree or disagree with. I just want to warn everyone, you are probably going to hear the word racist more in the next four months, then you have ever heard in your entire life. Obama and the left have run out of ideas and the only hope they have is to call everyone that opposes them a racist. Failed policies and failed ideas are the only things the left has and you cannot win an election with that. However, you can win an election by dividing the country, and that is the only thing the left can do, and they are experts at it.

Is there racism in this country? Yes, and there always will be. There will always be blacks that do not like whites, whites that do not like blacks, blacks that do not like Hispanics, Hispanics that do not like the Irish, Irish that do not like Italians and so on down the line. It is something that will always be around.
Obama received 96% of the black vote last time, I wonder if that was a race thing?

This is one mans opinion.

Should We Really Feel Sorry For The Poor?

One of the things that I am criticized for (believe me there are many more) is when I make the statement that poor people are poor because they make themselves that way. Just like rich people are rich because they make themselves the way they are. (Well, except the ones that inherit their money) So many times, I am told how insensitive I must be to feel like that. Poor people are poor because society will not give them a break or they have no education or they come from a broken home or some other excuse that they think justifies the poor. Well to that, I say BULLCRAP.

What one person can do, another person can do. I am sure that you have heard of Andrew Carnegie, he became a multi millionaire in the steel business in the late 1800’s. Carnegie was born dirt poor in Scotland, his family came to this country with hopes of a better life. At the age of 13 he had to go to work to help support his family, he had very little schooling. However, he worked his way out of poverty to become the second richest man in the country, just behind John D. Rockefeller. Once he became rich, he was known to help his family and friends, the ones that never became anything more than they were born into. His first job at age 13, he was paid 4 cents an hour, by the time he died, he had given away over 150 million dollars. However, what made him reach the top of the heap, while those around him stayed poor? It was dissatisfaction.

Why do poor people today, not have that dissatisfaction? Well maybe because they are not really that poor. Now don’t get me wrong, I know that there are many truly poor people out there that have nothing and are homeless. I am talking about the people that live in government provided housing, receive money from the government every month as well as food stamps. These people are considered poor, yet are they? They are living like kings, compared to the many people living in other countries such as China or North Korea.

However, the government in their effort to try to help the so-called poor, is robbing them of that all too important ingredient that makes a person rise from poverty to prosperity. The dissatisfaction of being poor. Let’s face it, if the government is giving someone a place to live, clothes on their back, food to eat and money to spend, why would they bother to try to do anything else, when the government is providing all the necessities they need in life? When you see people standing on the welfare line, wearing $200 sneakers and talking on $600 i-phones, how poor are they anyway?

Poor people are poor because of the way they think, their attitudes, their actions, their outlook on life and their belief system. Just like the rich people are rich for the same reasons. Nobody holds anyone back in this country, this is America, it is still the land of opportunity. If you have enough dissatisfaction in your life you can make it. Unfortunately, the liberals in this country keep telling the poor that they are poor because of the rich, it is the rich people that are making them poor and keeping them poor. When in reality, it is the liberals and the government that are keeping them down in life, by robbing them of that all to important dissatisfaction. You have to wonder, how many more Andrew Carnegies would this country have produced if the liberals and the government would just get out of the way? A lot more I think.

This is one man’s opinion.

What Song Does Obama Sing In The Shower?

For those of you who may not know, the Beatles recorded a song called Taxman. Here are the lyrics for the song.

Let me tell you how it will be
There’s one for you, nineteen for me
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don’t take it all
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman

If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.

Don’t ask me what I want it for
If you don’t want to pay some more
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman

Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
And you’re working for no one but me.

Does it, or does it not sound like a song that Obama would sing in the shower? I bet he probably does. I can just picture President Obama leading Pelosi, Reed and the rest of the Democratic Party at the convention, making this their theme song. After all, we all know that the Democratic Party is the tax and spend party.

Even with a 16 trillion national debt, the Democrats keep on insisting that we should raise taxes and spend more money. I would like to quote Charlie Brown here “Good Grief.” Will they ever learn? Today’s Democratic party defies all logic, they want to keep taking more and more money out of the economy by raising taxes and waste it on idiotic projects like Solyndra. I am no economist, in fact I barely made it out of high school, but it just seems so simple to me. Low taxes means more money in people’s pockets, if there is more money in people’s pockets, they spend more, when they spend more, they feed the economy, when they feed the economy, the economy grows, is that so hard to understand.

Nevertheless, I will tell you the truth, I am afraid to put more money in the hands of the Democrats, because they will only put it towards liberal policies that are hurting our society. What scares me the most, is that they truly think they are doing good, when all they are doing is hurting America with their liberal policies.

I think we have to be fair though, Obama had no experience or qualifications for the job he now holds, I mean after all, the only thing he did was hand out pamphlets to people as a community organizer, so we have to cut him a little slack. Now as president, he seems to think that the world revolves around him and that he has the right to take money from who he chooses and give it to whom he thinks deserves it. It seems only he has the right to say what is fair for the rest of us. Which brings me to Obama’s second favorite Beatle song,
I Me Mine.

This is one man’s opinion

I Want My Buttered Pop Corn

Let us be truthful here. Government cannot do anything right. Government cannot run government. They screw up everything they touch. One of the reasons is that they hire anyone. If you can’t make it in the private sector, don’t worry, the government will hire you. If you have a pulse, you have a job with the government. It doesn’t matter if you know nothing about the position they hire you for. Moreover, if you want to get rich, just get a government contract. You can charge them whatever you want, and they will pay. It’s a well-known fact that they pay $1,500 for a wrench, $200 for a bolt, and even $2,500 for a toilet seat.

Over the years, I have read so many stories of how the government just throws money around. Moreover, what do they care; it’s not their money, it’s ours. Did you know that it cost the government 2.4 cents to make a penny and 11.18 cents to make a nickel? And you wonder why the government is always in debt. And they are always grabbing our money for the stupidest things that don’t make any sense. Does anyone really care how much gas a cow releases when it burps? Or how much water passes through a fish’s gills when it swims? Yet the government spends millions upon millions of dollars for asinine projects like this every year. In addition, any program the government comes out with is an ATM machine for organized crime. Enough already.

Government is the biggest source of waste in this country. It boggles the mind how much of our money they waste. And they always want more. The government truly believes that if you throw enough money at a problem, it will make it go away. What we need to do is bring in a couple of business people like Donald Trump to cut and stream line the government. (With any luck, we will get Romney) Let the government be run like a business, by executives. Just like in business, they need to trim the fat. Now we have the big G.S.A. scandal, Just more proof the government could not care any less about how our tax money is spent. Higher taxes, just means bigger parties for government workers.

I always believed in small government. Keep the government out of my everyday life. Let me make my own decisions, and spend my own money the way I see fit. Over the years, I have seen the government grow instead of getting smaller. In addition, they are telling me what I can and cannot do, eat and not eat, drink and not drink. The first time I noticed this was years ago when I heard that they were banning butter from movie houses. How can you go to a movie, order buttered popcorn, and not get butter? Someone along the way decided that butter was not good for you. It clogs the arteries. So they had to take it out of movie theaters and use a butter substitute. The argument was that it was healthier for you, and you would live longer. You know, I go to the movies maybe 3-4 times a year. Are they trying to tell me that having butter on my popcorn 3-4 times a year is really going to matter? Anyway, I like the taste of butter. People that want real butter on their popcorn should be able to have it. What’s wrong with having a choice in the theater when you order buttered popcorn. They simply should ask if you want real or substitute. Take the government out of the theater. And give me back my buttered popcorn.

Ronald Reagan: “Government is the problem”
This Is One Man’s Opinion

Childhood Obesity, Whose Fault Is It, Really?

Over the past couple of years, we have been bombarded with scare stories of how the children today are so overweight. Just this past weekend I was watching the news and again there was a story on child obesity. They showed the shots we have all seen hundreds of times, the fat asses, the big bellies and muffin tops, pretty disgusting. I just happen to be going to the mall that day so it was fresh on my mind. I made a mental note to make sure I looked around the mall to see all these fatty children. When I got there I bought a big salty pretzel and a large soda and sat in the center of the mall just to see for myself how many fatty’s I would see. Well I sat there for 45 minutes and low and behold I saw not one child that I would call obese. Sure there were some that were heavier than others, but nothing like I was seeing on the news clips. The only people I would call obese were a few adults, but they were few and far between. So as I was sitting there it dawned on me, every time I saw the news story about child obesity they always showed the same clips of the same children at the same places. So I had to start thinking, is this problem as serious as the government is telling us? Maybe it’s only in small pockets of the country? That would explain why they keep showing the same news clips over and over again of the same fatty children at the same places. And why is the government getting involved in what we eat anyway.

There is now a big outcry from our government that too many of our children are overweight. So what do they want to do? They want to start taxing high calorie, high fat foods so our children won’t eat as much. As usual, the government has it all wrong. The problem is not so much what our kids are eating, but a lack of activity. When I was a kid we drank soda, we ate potato chips, pretzels, candy, cookies, cakes, pies and everything else that kids eat today. The big difference is that we went outside and played. Today kids watch T.V., play video games, text each other on their cell phones, and sit in front of their computers. They lock themselves up like moles, and then we blame it on their eating habits. Our kids need to get off their asses and start being active again. We need to let them be kids and do kid things. What do we expect? Our kids are not allowed to play tag or dodge ball at school, or play on the jungle bars. They are not allowed to play anything else the school deems dangerous. Or even worse, be competitive. It’s no wonder our kids are overweight. It’s not so much what they are eating that’s making them fat, it’s a lack of activity.

When I was a kid, on Saturday mornings I would watch cartoons on T.V. like every other kid did as well. I remember my mother walking by, shutting off the T.V. telling me, “go outside and play, it’s a beautiful day out.” The thing is, she would say the same thing even if there was two feet of snow on the ground. Parents back then knew the health benefits of playing outside. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know if the body is active, and you get plenty of fresh air, you will be a healthy person. Parents out there need to remember that simple phrase that my mother used to say. If you use it, you might be surprised that your children might just lose some weight.

Now the government comes up with the bright idea of changing the menu for school lunches, giving the kids more healthy choices. On the surface that sounds great, I am all for choice. But it cost the government millions to do this, as soon as they did, this old saying came to mind, “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink” so what happened? “You can put broccoli on a kids plate, but you can’t make them eat it.” That is exactly what happened, the kids never ate the healthy foods, and it was just thrown into the garbage, along with our tax money. I could have told them that would happen. Parents have been taking care of kids long before there was a government. Let our kids eat what parents think they should eat, but more important, kick them out of the house and let them play, and keep the government out of our lives, because our government lacks common sense.

This is one man’s opinion

F**k The Constitution, Just Make Me Happy

Our Founding Fathers may have been the most thoughtful men in human history. To create a new government with the many checks and balances that are in place is the envy of the entire world. If there is any doubt of how great this country truly is, all you have to do is just look at all the people trying to get in, legally and illegally. Why are people not beating down the doors to get into Venezuela, Cuba, China or North Korea? We as a country must be doing something right. However, how long are we going to be different from those countries?

The Internet is a wonderful thing; on it, you can find views from both sides of the aisle. Not too long ago, I had the pleasure of watching a couple of videos that had an interview with people that came here from socialist countries, on the video they were describing what life was like living under socialism. At the end of each video, they all seem to say the same thing. America is heading down the same path that the socialist countries they left once went down. I must admit, a chill went down my spine when I heard them describing the similarities. The left in this country shrug these people off as idiots who don’t know what they are talking about.

They say experience is the best teacher, so why are we not learning from the very people that lived through socialism? We all know the old saying, those who do not learn from history, are doomed to repeat it. So why are we not learning? The writing is on the wall, but most of America refuses to see it. America seems to be closing its eyes to the reality of socialism creeping its way into our society. The people that were speaking on those videos, spoke of similarities of what is coming, they are; Removal of God from society, Taking over the car companies, as well as the banks, Socialized medicine and the Government is the answer to everything. Sound familiar? However, these are the very things that the people on the videos have lived through in the countries they left. They see the same things happening here, scary, isn’t it?

Who’s to blame? Well, look in the mirror, because it is we the people. Our founding fathers set this country up to be a self-governing nation, of the people, by the people, for the people. Lincoln said those words in his Gettysburg Address, but things sure have changed. This country has been changing for a while, but the Obama administration was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

We have a generation of people who do not even know what the Constitution is; they were raised to believe in an entitlement society, where they think they are entitled to everything, instead of going out and working for it. They all seem to say F**k the Constitution, just make me happy. Moreover, this president seems to want to oblige them. This country is learning the hard way that liberal views and policies just do not work. We are now paying the price for the liberal policies of the past. Yes, we have a constitution, but what good is it if we ignore it.

A quick note; Those of you who have read my book, America, A Society Gone Wrong or follow my articles know that I like to lighten things up with a touch of humor, I always do, but I find this to be, too serious of a subject for humor.

This is one man’s opinion.

The Duke’s Prophetic Words- John Wayne on liberals

this is audio of an interview with John Wayne from 1975. He speaks very prophetic words. Though I miss him, in many ways, I’m glad he’s not here to see how true his words ring true today!

“You’re being conned into keynesianism and socialism now…”

** Just a little note of warning- there are a couple of times he uses language that may be offensive to some viewers. **

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