Thursday, December 31, 2009
The left hates him because he exposes their social political schemes with facts, truth, and humor. He shines the light on the issues that they try to push forward in the dead of night. He is an institution in his own right and the country would be worse off without him even if the left believes differently.
We pray you get better fast Rush. This is no time to be giving the left any hope. You get your butt out of bed and back behind the mic.
I believe I am relevant even when it seems at times I am all alone in the battle. But I march on writing blogs, talking to my family, friends and neighbors, sending out a newsletter, running for office, starting a new business, writing and calling political representatives. I march on even if at times I feel like I am being ignored.
But here is the secret you must cling to when you think you are irrelevant. The most credible political and business leaders felt the same way at some time. And their efforts are now marked in history because they knew deep down that any action taken towards a cause is a small piece of necessary fuel to achieve the bigger cause. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
A call to your senator on the healthcare bill is one call. But when you put it next to my call it makes two calls. And when you put it next to the million other callers who feel irrelevant; you achieve relevance. Each relevant action is the accumulation of people that feel irrelevant at times. We can and we will change this government to be more responsive as our founders intended in our constitution. But you must believe you can be relevant in the cause. Any time you feel irrelevant you must take an action. Action is the key to relevance.
Here is an action I have taken to be relevant; I am running for Governor of Colorado. Even though I am being ignored by the people who have an interest in making me irrelevant, I keep taking action. I am writing, reading, calling, and setting up infrastructure to take this government back. And I don’t care if I am alone right now; I know that the only way to be relevant is to get in the “game” through my actions.
Follow me here. If I didn’t have a website and Blog, newsletter, signed up with the Secretary of State’s office, created a committee to elect me, and be willing to be ignored, would I have any chance of being relevant? If I had taken no action would I have chosen to be irrelevant? You bet. Now I ask you to look at you and your actions. Are you acting in a manner to be relevant, or are you not taking action? Therefore choosing to be irrelevant.
It is 2010 starting tomorrow and it is time to become a relevant player in the efforts to return to the founding principles of this great nation. It takes action. Not one big action but many little ones. Here are the things we all can do every day leading up to the 2010 elections:
- Get informed by reading and doing research on issues and candidates.
- Find a campaign and offer to get involved.
- Read the US Constitution, and every week pick it up again when you are listening to the political arguments and find whose responsibility it is according to the constitution. (Hint: the federal government only has 18 enumerated powers (Article I Section 8), the rest fall to the states and we the people. Read the Tenth Amendment closely and often).
- Give $5.00 to at least one campaign you believe deserves it in 2010.
- Look at candidates beyond the two parties. The two parties both have track records that must be considered. Both have failed us and don’t be hoodwinked into believing you are wasting a vote on a candidate you believe in that is outside the party.
- Keep calling and writing your political representatives as often as you can even if it is one sentence. Let them know you are watching and intend to vote.
- Hug your children every day and explain to them why you are getting involved in the process. Show them how to become relevant.
- Don’t give up. Read about our history and the founders and the circumstances they faced at the founding of our country. Read the Real George Washington, Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and other books, and what you will find is that our founding was often in peril but these men were always relevant even when the cause seemed overwhelming. Be like the founders. They are truly inspirational.
- And finally, remember you are not alone. Eighty percent of the country in some way believes we need to reduce government in our lives. Imagine if eighty percent of the country made one phone call to your home phone to ask you to be relevant.
Being irrelevant is a choice, but it is not the right choice. Make a commitment to yourself this year to be relevant.
Happy New Year!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
I have to say as someone that considers himself a critical thinker, I find their logic flawed on a number of levels. The first level is the recent history of the Republican Party’s track record on spending, immigration, global warming, and the constitution in general. The Republican Party is as guilty as the Democratic Party when it comes to applying the law of the land our constitution. Both parties conveniently ignore it when it gets in the way of one of their programs, and site it only when they are opposed to a program of the other party. The constitution today as viewed by the two major parties is for all intensive purposes; simply our past history.
The constitution is not past history although it was conceived and created in the past, it is the key to a prosperous future. A future of less burdensome federal laws and regulations, and a return to individual freedom with control of our destiny entrusted more closely to we the people through the tenth amendment. The Tenth Amendment has been completely ignored by our federal representatives as proven most recently in the healthcare debate. Healthcare has no constitutional foundation yet our representatives continue to debate the merits of this unconstitutional federal program. This is just the most recent example of a two party system that completely rejects the Tenth Amendment of our constitution.
Immigration law, which is a constitutional requirement of the federal government, has been turned upside down by both parties and they can’t even agree that people that cross our borders illegally are illegal immigrants. Both parties fight over the need to give amnesty to this group of people that may be nice people, do the jobs that Americans won’t do (which is a scam in itself) but are criminals. The constitution clearly gives the federal government the requirement to secure the border against these illegals but what have either of the parties done? Ignored and fought against doing their constitutional duty.
Both parties are spending us into bankruptcy, perpetuating the false movement of manmade “global warming”, and have kept us on the unconstitutional path of more centralized government. So why would anyone continue to vote for either party’s candidates?
That is the million dollar question but I have a couple of ideas. First, the media ignores every other candidate in almost every race. They often opine about the need for better candidates but they ignore any attempt by good citizens to get involved in the electoral process. They are complete hypocrites and are in total collusion with both parties.
Second, the myth that only the major party candidates have a “real” chance of getting elected is an outright lie. If people had a better opportunity to see other candidates this myth would quickly fall apart.
Third, is the notion that if you elect a non-party candidate to office the two parties will keep them from getting anything done. Again, I believe that is a complete myth. A truly effective leader would go right past the legislature dominated by the two parties and make their case with the people. The truly patriotic individuals would come around and join the bandwagon of true constitutional reform.
And my final point here is one that I believe with my heart and soul; the parties have corrupted good individuals to believe politics is an industry, and we should promote career politicians. Nothing could be more corrosive to our country than a political class that by design will always be the enemy of freedom and our constitution. In order to create a perception they are needed they need chaos and confusion so they can come to the rescue of some problem they perceive or create based on anecdotal evidence. Then play off the good hearts of most Americans to fund their perceived or created crisis.
We have all of the direction we need as a country and it is found in the constitution, and can only be realized if we reaffirm the Tenth Amendment and start managing our own affairs. If this becomes the goal of Americans we no longer need any party. We need people that will be protectors of our individual freedom and constitutional rights to limited government.
The two parties don’t realize what many of their past members like me do; the parties stand against our freedom. They are there to perpetuate their existence under the guise of protecting a constitution they don’t even believe in…
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Until the constitution is completely steamrollered, those of us that believe in America must now take a stand. There are two camps; camp one is the belief that we are better off when we stand up for our founding principles and the constitution, even when it is the harder path. And camp two that believes we must abandon our founding principles for the utopian ideals of communism, socialism, globalism, environmentalism, and stateism.
We have not seen such a disregard for our principles of free markets, capitalism, and constitutional government since our founding revolution. We must start talking about the idea of revolting against the current regime, not through violence, but through passionate, engaged, and ongoing efforts to support candidates and organizations that are trying to keep freedom alive. It is time to rebel against a government that thinks they are the boss. They are not the boss, they work for us.
We must stop saying the efforts to stop healthcare or any government program are fruitless. There are millions and millions of Americans that are ready to reject socialism, globalism, extreme environmentalism, and all ongoing efforts to destroy the soul of America. We are the majority even though we have allowed the election of too many radicals into our government. We can change that quickly but we must engage in the debates and we must do our part.
There has never been a greater opportunity to validate the American Dream than now. We have the opportunity to make history by stopping the federal centralization of this nation’s resources by defending our constitutional rights. Our constitution is the foundation and legitimate plan for our future. The constitution has the plan already spelled out if we just reaffirm its role in our running of government.
Freedom is hard, and too many Americans seem to be looking for a “free lunch”. But there is no free lunch. The price of any lunch provided by a government program comes with a withdrawal on a piece of your freedom. We can work together to help provide for the truly needy among us but to make everyone dependent on government is an evil that must be stopped.
We are in the fight of our lives for the very American soul so many patriots gave their lives to protect. Our ancestors pledged their lives and fortunes to give us this greatest nation. All we have to do is get involved at meetings, writing letters, and supporting candidates not for their party affiliation but for their commitment to our founding principles.
That is a small price to pay to protect the soul of America; our Constitution…
Saturday, December 19, 2009
First is the tenth amendment. All powers not vested in the constitution are the responsibility of the individual and states. There is no mention of healthcare in the constitution on any level. There are politicians that stretch the commerce clause, general welfare, and right to life references but those are all specific to enumerated powers in the constitution. We all want to improve our healthcare access and keep costs affordable but handing it over to government will do neither.
Second, are our right to privacy and our ability to contract with other individuals. I have the right to create a contract between my family and my doctor for medical services. I can contract with insurance companies to provide coverage for my medical services. The government has no power to infringe on that relationship since healthcare is not an illegal activity; yet. The government plan to throw the company or doctor in jail for contracting for services is a direct assault on my individual freedom and rights.
Third, since when can the government punish individual citizens for not taking action or not participating in an activity? How can the federal government or any government force me through punitive actions to purchase healthcare insurance? If they can pass a law to make me purchase insurance then can they pass a law to force me to purchase a particular brand of car, say a General Motors car because it is government made? If this is the case the constitution is a useless piece of paper.
Our central government is about to force “global warming” policy on us by regulating us through the Environmental Protection Agency. The recent designation by the EPA of CO2 as an “endangerment” to our health (even though we exhale it every breath), is being leveraged by the current president to force American citizens to pay outrageous amounts of money to countries on the false premise that we in America are creating this false phenomenon of manmade global warming. All foreign agreements must be ratified by our Senate to be implemented and binding on the American people. That is the constitutional requirement. But because this current administration and political class don’t believe in our constitutional rights, they are doing an end run through unconstitutional regulations.
We must end this through the election of strong Governors that have taken the Tenth Amendment pledge, and believe the government must adhere to all constitutional requirements even if it means the world views us in a negative way. Personally I could care less what any of these two bit dictators and rogue nations think about us. We are the greatest nation in the world with political leaders that are nowhere near world class. If we followed our constitution we would be better off economically, socially, and the world would respect the fact that we are a nation of laws.
Currently we are being led by an unlawful group of people that have lost their moral compass. They believe what they are doing is saving the world and making our lives better but what they don’t realize is they are just as bad as the common criminal. They are criminals that are breaking the law of our land; the U.S. Constitution.
Friday, December 11, 2009
The administration is balking at that and is arguing that since CO2 is now an “endangerment” to the public, they can commit to reductions without congressional approval. OK, but don’t they know that all appropriations have to be authorized by congress?
Simple solution Senator; defund the EPA and see how long they can hold their breath without any funds…
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Story after story can be found supporting the argument that government controlled services that are the people’s responsibility will end up in failure. That is why the founders designed the U.S. Constitution the way they did. It was a limitation on government to allow a free people to prosper in a free market. Government was only useful in a few key areas. The founders didn’t intend government to be in education, healthcare, or social services.
Sixty nine percent of 4th graders and seventy nine percent of 8th graders scored below basic levels of the math skills expected at that grade level. And the real sadness is that the basic level is so low that we are stealing the hope and dreams of every one of these children. It is outrageous and criminal. This is America and it seems our cities are becoming third world. And the common denominator; government dependence. Here is an excerpt from the article: “The state appointed emergency financial manager Robert Bobb said no school district in the 40 year history of the test has ever registered such low number. “
“Bobb made it a point to say the horrible test scores are not the fault of the students, management was to blame.”
“Management” is the government.
If we allow the government to take over our healthcare you can expect the same results; failure and misery. The government is a heartless bureaucracy that could care less about your health or well being. Their role will be to push papers, stamp denial on your request for service form, and complain they don’t make enough money for doing a task that is unnecessary.
We are Americans and we must re-emphasize the American spirit again. We must celebrate the individual and local churches and communities. We must work with our neighbors and build the greatness back into the American fabric one student and individual at a time. Government has been given a long enough chance to prove themselves.
And like the math tests in Detroit, the scores are all you need as evidence that the government control of education and healthcare needs to be stopped…
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
This received little press but it is a significant threat to our way of life. Carbon Dioxide is necessary for life and is a bi-product of the human breathing process and nothing could be more natural to the environment. Plants could not grow and life could not be sustained without it but now we are to believe we are “endangered” by this common element of life? This is nothing but a grab for control of tax dollars, regulating business, and a movement toward world tyranny through the phony environmental movement.
As governor of Colorado I will nullify every environmental regulation of this current administration. I will be a wall of freedom for every Coloradan, and every American that is tired of this crazy bunch of lunatics that want to destroy this great nation. I will stop federal expansion and I will ask every Colorado citizen to be a soldier in this fight. We must take a stand and we need to stand on the constitutional grounds that we were founded on.
I love the environment but I can see a dictator from a mile away, and this administration and current federal bureaucracy is full of dictators that want to dictate your life right down to the last breath you take. They are as dangerous as Nazi Germany was to the Jewish population in the 1930’s. They are building a movement around a false premise and will destroy anyone that questions or challenges the movement. They have not reached the point of extermination camps but if this movement is allowed to continue the ramifications could be the same.
We are under assault and we need to look to the Governors of the states and we the people to stop this war being waged on us. Get involved and get ready to be called to battle. You need to be ready because they are coming for you. You can bet your last breath on it…
Monday, December 7, 2009
Liars are almost the entire congress. Not one of them is making a constitutional argument against any bill especially this healthcare bill that they swore to uphold at their oath of office. They lied that they would protect and uphold the constitution.
They are all thieves of the treasury. Every single one of them has no problem stealing our children’s future by borrowing us into bankruptcy, transferring other people’s hard earned money from one generation to the next, and using extortion tactics to get all kinds of unconstitutional legislation passed.
This is our government at work and we are still not outraged. Oh sure some of us are but this is a sad commentary on our ability to manage self rule. The experiment is dying on our watch as we keep electing, fools, liars, and thieves…
God Bless our troops and veterans, especially those patriots that sacrificed their lives on this day in 1941.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I urge you to go to their website and give them $5, $10, or whatever you can afford after reviewing the great resources on their site. The founder, Michael Boldin is a true patriot and will appreciate your help. So why am I encouraging you to donate to his site?
The battle for freedom and our founding principles has never been under such assault since our original founding. It takes time, money, people, and resources to win any war. And believe me this current administration is at war with the founding principles that have made this country great. We need to continue educating the citizens of this great nation on the arsenal we have on our side including the constitution and especially the Tenth Amendment. The Tenth Amendment Center is dedicated to doing that but they need our support.
Michael has not asked me to do this. I am doing it because I believe in the cause, and I have built my humble campaign on the foundation of the Constitution and the Tenth Amendment. I have also donated to the cause. The people that are at war with the constitution are well funded and we must be as well. This is a fight we can’t afford to lose.
The U.S. Constitution is a document every politician swears to defend but most don’t even know what they are swearing to. That is obvious because if they were truly defending the constitution the federal government would be 75% smaller than it is today. Politicians have been remiss in their duties as representatives of the people, and the people have been remiss in holding them accountable. All of that has to change.
Reaffirming our commitment to the constitution and the Tenth Amendment in particular is the way we take back our freedom and return to the founding principal of limited government of the people. By supporting the Tenth Amendment Center we can win this war by getting people elected that have taken the Tenth Amendment pledge. These candidates can be found on their website. That’s where you’ll find me; on the front line to make Colorado the new frontier of free markets and freedom…
People seem to want a change from the politics as usual but they continue to vote for the same old same old. I truly don’t get it? I know you have to get your message out but it seems that many people are searching for different candidates but they are not supporting any except for party candidates. How can we expect change if we keep supporting the parties that have made this mess? Even radio personalities that I respect make the argument for supporting the Republican Party that has failed us over and over.
The republicans are arguing they are the party to stop the current assault on the American Dream but when they were in charge, where were they on the issues? They were pushing open borders, they were afraid to stand up to the global warming hoax until recently with the revelation of falsified data, and they kept growing government at every level. What makes anyone believe they have changed? To me it’s like supporting an alcoholic. We keep enabling the behavior by giving them the means to have another drink. Except we keep giving them our votes.
I am planning to petition onto the ballot, and I hope at that point people pay attention. But it seems hypocritical to me that all of these pundits and voters keep talking about how the parties have failed us but they keep supporting them. Maybe this guy or gal will be different. Maybe Palin is the answer, maybe Newt is the answer, maybe Mitt is the answer, maybe Huckabee is the answer, maybe we should just try something and someone new for a real change.
We have a mess and both parties are to blame. It is the quest for power that is causing the problems. It has become about “controlling” the house, senate, governorships, etc…, instead of serving according to our constitutional law.
Please help me understand? Do we want candidates strictly from the parties? Why are we so afraid of individuals that stand for the constitution, principles, and are not part of the party apparatus? I am curious because I believe we are ready for candidates that care for our country first, not a party…
Am I wrong?
Friday, December 4, 2009
When people are out of work they could care less about the types of jobs being created. They just want an opportunity to work. And if the job is a “green” job so be it. But if the focus is on just “creating” “green jobs” and that focus is actually killing jobs, then people will tell you to stick your green job policy right where the sun don’t shine.
This is what happens when you get government bureaucrats and leftist supporters together to talk about jobs. They don’t have the first clue about what a real job is or how it is created. And to compound the problem, they have left out two organizations that represent real job creators.
The Chamber of Commerce and the International Association of Independent Businesses, two of the largest organizations that represent business were shunned from the “job creation” summit at the White House yesterday. Why were they shunned? Because they both support free markets and are skeptical about government intrusion in the private sector.
So who was talking about creating jobs with a focus of “green jobs” if the people that actually create most of them were not represented? The attendees included union organizations, government bureaucrats, and liberal CEO’s of large corporations.
It is interesting that jobs keep vanishing but it is not surprising when 92% of this administration comes from the government sector and academia. Two “industries” that wouldn’t know how to create a job unless they were given the taxpayer’s money to “create” one.
As Governor of Colorado, I will, with the legislature and citizen’s help reduce the federal government’s scope and get them out of the way of free markets and freedom. The best idea they could come up with at this summit would be to cut the federal bureaucracy by 50%, reduce taxes to a flat rate of 18%, and stop the healthcare fiasco that will destroy all jobs including those coveted “green Jobs”.
We need to stop allowing the feds to steal our future. Get involved so we can create millions of jobs in every sector including the “green" sector…
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Every Governor needs to submit a constitutional amendment to their respective state constitutions to limit the funds taken from their citizens and businesses by the federal government through direct income taxes.
The Amendment’s will read similar to this:
“In the interest of reaffirming Colorado’s rights as outlined in the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution of which Colorado is a member in good standing, and the recognition that all responsibilities beyond the eighteen enumerated powers of the federal government as defined in the constitution are the state’s and individual citizen responsibilities, we amend our Colorado constitution to state the following; we as citizens of Colorado and the United States in our duty and responsibility to comply with the law of the land make the following a law of the great state of Colorado; that the federal government through its power as stated in the Sixteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, we in Colorado set the maximum rate on Colorado income taxation to 18% of total income from all sources derived, with the Colorado state legislature to determine the graduated rates up to the maximum of 18% of federal taxation, as our full payment for the eighteen enumerated powers and any debts incurred in the management of the federal constitutional powers. Colorado reserves the right to amend the Colorado constitution at any time through the process outlined within the same constitution.”
The only way to stop an out of control federal government is to shackle it with the law of our land; The United States Constitution… Let’s make it happen…