Thursday, November 15, 2012

It’s Time To Call Stupid, Stupid!

The economy has been stagnant for the last 3 years and the excuse continues to be that we are still digging out of an economic collapse rivaling the great depression. We believe that excuse? The reality is the economic collapse was caused by government interference. The government forced lenders to reduce or remove income requirements that people actually have the means to pay back the mortgages they agreed to. In order to convince the private sector to go along with this scheme to increase home ownership at any cost, the federal government guaranteed these loans so that there was no risk to the private institutions. The federal government is the root cause of this market meltdown.

The domino effect of these federal mandates to loan money to anyone and everyone impacted the overall economy, and sent the fragile auto industry into crisis. The economic crisis was compounding the fact that the auto industry had embarked on union contracts that were unsustainable. Add to that the years of regulations that have added costs to the production of cars by the federal government, and you have a cost model to produce a product that was sure to collapse. Instead of letting the companies go through bankruptcy, which has always proven to be the best method of restructuring, the federal government stepped in to take over GM and Chrysler. The federal government took tax payer dollars, saved the unions, and fired nonunion workers. Even though they say this was a “success”, it has hampered the auto industries comeback. Ford who refused the bailout is actually the healthiest car company today. The taxpayers are going to lose billions of dollars once the final tally is counted.

Obamacare is mandating insurance coverage, forcing doctors to take ridiculously low fees to see government funded patients (Medicare), increasing taxes on medical devices and innovative companies trying to make the industry more productive, forcing patients to tell the IRS about their personal healthcare matters, and people are surprised that the cost of healthcare is rising and the quality is going to be impacted as well. What do stupid people think will happen?

The EPA and the president stop the energy production of fossil fuels including the Keystone pipeline, put tax payer money into sustainable energy companies whose business models are unsustainable, and people wonder why gas prices average $3.50 a gallon. What do stupid people think about this?

The intrusion of the federal government into our markets and lives is destroying the wealth and health of this country and we applaud this president for “caring” about the “common guy.” Tax the rich because they make so much anyway!! It doesn’t matter that the people that are wealthy have created most of the jobs in this country, or the fact that rewards improve the likelihood people will risk their money to start a business, but we are too stupid to figure this out. Stupid people want to punish the people that create jobs as companies announce layoffs. What did the stupid people expect?

The federal government has not presented the country with a budget for 3 years. We accept it and chalk it up to politics. Chalk it up to people too stupid to hold their government accountable.

If we don’t take back our educational institutions from the incompetent people in charge, we are doomed forever. Our kids are not taught about our founding, constitution, the power of capitalism and free markets or how to think analytically, and we wonder why people are stupid enough to vote for more of this policy chaos?

  Stupid is what stupid does…

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mandate? Not for the President…

The President and democrats in congress are talking about a “mandate” from the people to raise taxes. Really? If that were true, don’t you think the voters would have given the House of Representatives a democratic advantage if that was the case? Every spending and tax bill originates in the house and who was elected to the house in a majority? Republicans, and every republican ran on spending cuts not tax increases. So you could say that the American people actually voted for a mandate of spending cuts.

Any talk of giving into the president’s agenda is wrong and will further divide this nation. The federal government has an addiction to spending and most Americans believe it is time to put the federal government into spending rehab. If the voters were asked the question: should the government increase taxes on small businesses in order to create jobs and reduce the deficit? I believe people understand taxing the people that they work for is not a good idea and will come out of their hide either way. It is when the question is posed to “tax the rich” it wins support. Which is unfortunate in itself but “the rich” have been demonized by democrats for so long that this faceless group is easy to gain support for punishment.

President Obama won by a razor thin majority and not by a landslide. The people that are continuing to gloat over their win will soon find themselves in a situation where they are laid off, cutting back, paying more for everything, and if taxes are permitted to be raised, a deep recession. My heart breaks for my children and their generation, because they have been lied to, and may never again see a great America if this president gets what he is hoping for in his final term. The gloating is disturbing.

So based on the election results the House of Representatives must stop the fiscal bankruptcy by cutting spending. If they want to close some loop holes that is OK as long as everyone’s taxes are raised. The 47% who don’t pay federal tax must be made to pay something since they get most of the services.

We are a divided nation and it is getting worse. There is no need to come together on the issue of raising taxes because it will destroy our economy. And then we will be in it together but in a place we will not want to be. The mandate is to cut spending not increase taxes. Republicans must remember that and focus on reforming all entitlements and balancing the budget…  

Monday, November 12, 2012

Ideas VS Identity Politics

Here’s an idea; how about we create a system that allows for nearly full employment at livable wages? Good idea? If this idea came true would it be good for only Republicans or Democrats? Would political party matter if the idea worked and put Americans back to work?

Here’s an idea; how about we create a system that gives women first priority on all jobs in the marketplace. Until we know there are no women that want the job we can then open it up to men. Would political party matter? Most likely yes because this is not an idea that would be created to benefit the masses, it is more likely a policy to reward a specific group. This particular group being women and the two parties thrive on implementing policies that increase their power amongst the citizenry.

I could continue with the examples but when it comes to government policies, they are often designed by politicians to support constituents. It is called identity politics. Republicans play identity politics with religious right to life groups promising they will use the hammer of the federal government to impose rules on family matters like pregnancy and abortion. Democrats play identity politics with the gay community by promising to support gay marriage and adoption by using the hammer of the federal government to force people to accept these positions.

Using the hammer of the federal government is used by both of the political parties. It is simply that the democrats have more groups they represent than the republicans do. Identity politics is nowhere to be found in the US Constitution. The constitution was written to limit the power of the federal government and was originally focused on the things that were of common interest to the states. The national defense, foreign treaties, and a place states could resolve their disputes between each other.

But today the federal government has devolved into a hammer between the states and citizens and is destroying the common fabric of our nation. It must end before it destroys us. It will take a new way of thinking but is a message that all thinking individuals could rally around.

We must start electing governors that are willing to nullify federal law and embrace the ninth and tenth amendments to the constitution. The talk about the Republican Party having to moderate is not the answer. What Republicans must do is to give up the hammers it uses to get their ideas codified at the federal level. Abortion, gay marriage, prayer in school, school vouchers, etc… must be looked at in a new way.

Most of the most controversial issues are codified in the tax code and by Supreme Court decisions. Do we believe that a Marriage Amendment at the federal level will make people respect marriage more? Marriage is good for our society for the creation and raising of children, but should the federal government be used as a hammer to enforce it? Of course not, marriage is mostly a religious sacrament and we should allow churches to manage it the way they believe is in their best interest. If a church wants to support gay marriage let them. Go to another church. If you believe abortion is the taking of a life make your arguments to convince people of your view. By using the hammer of the federal government to infringe on people’s private, difficult, and personal matters you lose any credibility of truly wanting to reduce the federal government. Wanting to regulate life upon conception can’t be managed without infringing on other people’s rights and the federal government is not an entity we should want so involved in our personal lives. Conservatives must be consistent or they lose.

If we really want to reduce the federal government, we must argue against every area that the federal government should not be. Freedom has costs. If you are a Christian you believe we will all be judged. We should live by example and resist the hammer of the federal government to get our messages and policy implemented.

We can become a much greater nation when we focus on our own lives and limit the hammer of the federal government to implement policies. When we commit to limit the federal government to its original intent we have to put down our hammers as well. You can be opposed to policy but we must accept what it means to be a free society. We also can fight battles in the states where we have more impact and if we choose, we can live in any state that most closely reflects our values. We first need to reduce the influence of the federal government.

The way we do that is to argue and fight for a constitutional republic by using the tenth amendment and putting all of our hammers aside.     

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Facts Remain

The election may be over but the facts remain. The facts are we have a president that is fundamentally transforming America. He is pursuing policies that make us weaker economically, morally, and as a beacon of freedom to the free world.

The economic policy we need to be pursuing is full breasted capitalism. We need to be driving our economy by reducing government interference through lower taxes, reduced regulation, and a sound fed that stops printing money. This president is taking the exact opposite position to capitalism. Worse he believes in crony capitalism which is the worst kind. His support of green energy companies with federal tax dollars has been an abject failure. Green needs to be market driven, not driven through handouts. Unemployment will remain high and we need to realize this is the new normal. He is managing America’s decline.

Liberalism breeds immoral behavior. If you incentivize bad behavior you get more of it. Welfare is a way of life instead of a hand during a difficult time. This president is expanding welfare rolls which are only going to worsen the opportunities of the poor communities he purports to want to help. The inner cities are third world not because they don’t get enough support; it is because they get the wrong type of support. These communities need to be supported by churches and private charities not the federal government. This president will breed more ignorance, poverty, and envy in these communities with his policies.

The foreign policy of this president is really hard to analyze because there really isn’t much to go on. Based on his actions we can speculate he supports radical Islam. Even though he goes after leaders of extreme groups he fails to see that these same groups are taking over the Middle East. He is supporting people that are clearly on record to want us dead. These groups like the Muslim Brotherhood would chop off your head in a heartbeat. This president supports them in creating a new “democratic” government. The problem is their democratic goal is Sharia law. Israel is being singled out and forced to protect themselves from the savages that surround them. This president only provides lip service to the support of Israel. We have 4 dead Americans in Benghazi that this president will not answer questions about. He is responsible and will not take accountability. It may be his downfall.

There are so many facts but I could never list them all. The people that voted for this president have not thought through the consequences. Unfortunately elections are looked at as a competition between Democrats and Republicans and the losers are always the American people. We are more divided than ever and it puts us in grave peril. This president has taken his eye off the terrorist ball and we will be attacked during this term. It is a prediction that scares the heck out of me but all you have to do is analyze the policies of this administration, and look at how emboldened our enemies have become to understand we are vulnerable.

We can’t move on and come together because the stakes are too high to let this president continue forward with destructive policies. The next line of defense will be the Governors of this great Republic. We gained seats and it is now time to enforce the Tenth Amendment to stop the destructive policies of this President. More on this strategy in the future…

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Where Do We Turn?

My heart is heavy today. I was so sure that Americans were smart enough to understand that the man they chose in 2008 was not qualified to lead this great nation. But I also know political leadership is a reflection of the values of the people that elect them. The people that re-elected this president have done so to all of our family’s peril.

What can we do? I am currently reflecting on the next steps for my family because as an informed citizen I can see the future based on the values of this current president, and the future for America is not bright. I can only reach into my soul and remember that George Washington faced so many moments of defeat but endured and helped give the world a miraculous form of government that created the most prosperity and freedom the world has ever seen. Are we at that moment in time? Do we need to regroup and fight again for our constitution or do we give up and accept we have lost our country? If we are going to fight, what does that look like?

I have been part of a parental team that has raised two children to believe that if they work hard they will succeed. I am no longer so sure about that. This president has put a target on the individual and is selling the idea of the collective. We need to come together he says as a nation to face the challenges of the country. The solution is to ask those that have succeeded to pay more. How much more? To give the money to who? For what purpose? How do we define the deserving versus the lazy? Have we not been giving money to the inner city communities for decades? What have been the results? More poverty, more dependence, more crime, more ignorance, more envy, more division. If my kids work hard will they be able to keep their earned property? Will they be held accountable to support the collective? How long will they accept the burden of labor to support the lifestyle of the collective? Will they remain free?

The people that voted for Obama want the country and those of us that are devastated to “move on and come together.” Move on to where, and come together for what purpose? We no longer share the American values that made us great. We no longer are a nation that stands for a vision and purpose as outlined in our Declaration and Constitution. We have been divided by the very person that is obligated in our constitution to bring us together. We can no longer agree that the economic system that has created our ability to be compassionate is the greatest system in the world, even though some people succeed more than their neighbor due to hard work. The people who want to put this election behind us don’t even understand this is not an option for those of us that love this country with all their heart. We see our country slipping away and see the people that elected this man as the reason we are in for a devastating blow to our constitutional republic.

I can’t move on or come together and will fight in some way to save this nation. But I feel like I have nowhere to turn. I feel alone but I know I am part of a very large group of patriots that are waiting for a divine intervention, some sign, and need a place to harness our purpose to take this nation back. Where do we turn?

I only have questions today as I weep for this nation. I have no answers but I do know I cannot allow this country to be fundamentally transformed. Answers will come in the days ahead. For now I must deal with the reality that the majority of people in this country have failed her…

Monday, November 5, 2012

On The Eve of Election Day…

I can say I am excited but reserved in my hope we will see a man elected tomorrow that will bring the real change we need to save the future of this country. That man is Mitt Romney. I believe Mitt Romney has been chosen because he is the right remedy for the ailments we have seen not only over the past 4 years but all of the years we have made the federal government a bigger part of our lives. We must reject big government and put our faith in American individuals and the local church and charitable communities. I would be remiss if I did not mention we need to get back to constitutional government.

If President Obama wins a second term I think we need to put together a strategy at the state level to implement Tenth Amendment restrictions on the federal government but I hope it doesn’t come down to that.

I am optimistic that America will make the decision to put someone in office that believes in and has lived the American Dream. We need to reject the President’s divisive campaign and his insistence that we encourage envy amongst our fellow Americans because they have become successful.

The reason socialism and the president’s path will never work is because it goes against human nature. Our constitution incorporates the harnessing of human nature. It is designed to undermine mob rule, protects minorities and individuals, and puts the most important decisions at the local level. We are not all equal in ability but we should all get an equal shot at success. Those that work hard are rewarded in our system. The government should never be allowed to punish success and give it to others that are not deserving. Compassion comes because of success and wealth, not because it is mandated from a central authority.

We are great because of individuals first. We form volunteer communities to help our fellow man. Confiscating individual wealth for the collective breeds resentment, anger, and divides us as a nation. Mitt Romney understands this because he has lived it. Our current president’s only experience is taking from one group to give to another. That is not America and that is why I believe he will be rejected tomorrow.

I look forward to tomorrow and pray for America. I pray we will see Americans come together to take back the greatest nation in the world to stop this president’s “fundamental transformation” that has pitted American against American, and has started us on a path of decline the likes of which we have not seen in my lifetime.

God Bless America.  

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Parent’s Nightmare in Benghazi

Imagine you are the parent or family member of one of the Americans killed in the 9/11/2012 terrorist attack at our consulate in Benghazi? If you only watch the network news programs, NBC, CBS, or ABC, you probably have little idea of what I’m talking about. Let me fill you in.

Four Americans were attacked on 9/11/2012 by terrorists at our consulate in Benghazi. First thing to understand is the consulate is American soil. The Americans that are in that compound should be as safe as any place in the US. But we now know that threats against our citizens were increasing and their requests for additional security denied. The British Embassy pulled out all of their citizens days prior due to the increased threats of violence.

The terrorists showed up on 9/11 heavily armed to kill Americans. Drones flying above the compound were monitoring and sending video real time to authorities including the CIA, DOD, and the White House. The Americans under threat were sending messages about the situation to dozens of people as well as posting messages on social media. To no avail. Until a couple of brave men decided to disobey orders to stand down and decided to go help the Americans under attack. They were successful in saving approximately 16 Americans and holding off the terrorists for 7 hours. But no help arrived even though the situation was unfolding right in front of the people responsible for protecting them including the President and Secretary of State. Ultimately the terrorists succeeded in killing 4 Americans because their requests for help were denied by the president’s administration.

One of the slain Americans is former Navy Seal Tyrone Woods. His father Chris Woods has been out trying to get answers to why his son and other heroes did not get back-up during the terrorist attack. As a parent I can only imagine the pain and frustration he feels about his son’s death. But to add insult to injury, the media, except for FOX are not asking any questions about how this happened? So the father has made it his mission to get to the bottom of this failure.

The father Chris Woods is up against a lot of media noise like the recent storm, and a media that is protecting this president’s election chances instead of investigating the Benghazi failure. They seem to have no interest in getting to the truth about this huge failure of the Commander in Chief to protect Americans abroad, and giving the order to send help to those patriots. I have no doubt he will succeed eventually. The truth always finds the light of day.

But in the meantime my heart aches for the families of these heroes who were betrayed by this president and his administration. I am also disappointed the military went along with this failure. In the end this father and these families will get the answers, and the country will hold the people responsible no matter what the election outcome is on November 6th. It is devastating the level of corruption we have in the media. A media whose responsibility it is to hold government accountable.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Obama is Stuck

I knew Mitt was going to be good last night but I didn’t know how good! He was passionate, concise, and sincere making a great first impression without a biased media filter. Sixty million people were able to see a man and determine for themselves if he is an acceptable alternative to the current president.

What we saw on display was one man that knew his core values, principles, and vision in contrast to a man that has to defend a record that is a failure. The other contrast between the president and Mitt was the reservoir of experience they have to draw on as evidence of their ability to lead.

Mitt Romney has been in the business world running companies for 25 years, was Governor of Massachusetts, and saved the Olympics from a paralyzed bureaucracy. He has been a lay Bishop for his church where he has been helping people for countless years. It was all on display during the debate which can be summed up in confidence and competence.

President Obama was a community organizer that agitated people to extort companies for the benefit of his constituents. He was a Senator from Illinois for about two years before he became a candidate for president. He did a little bit of adjunct teaching. He has no business experience and has been a candidate longer than any other position he has held in his career.

President Obama was elected without a serious vetting of his past. It was on display last night. His reservoir to draw from is so limited and his record as president so dismal that he has no chance in any upcoming debate. The only change he can make going forward is to get personal and nasty and that will not sit well with the American people and in particular independents.

Mitt Romney knows this instinctively. He can smell inexperience from a mile away. In his past positions he has had to hire, fire, reorganize, and install employees to get a job done. He has an instinct that can only come from experience and includes assessing the skills of the people around him. He knows President Obama has little skill and a record he can’t utilize to help him win the next debates. Mitt knows the president is back on his heels and has nowhere to go but personal which Mitt will be ready for.

The Obama team has no strategy that can win. They can get personal and hope the American people cut him a break since he was pummeled in this debate. They can focus on his record or they can cancel the debates and blame it on some foreign crisis or “important” presidential business. But the most likely scenario is to get tough and personal.

The President has nowhere to go. He is stuck with his record, his lack of experience, and every avenue is a losing one.  

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Constitution Packs a ONE TWO Punch!

There is a reason the First Amendment of the Constitution is followed by the Second Amendment of the Constitution; brilliance! Our founders knew that human behavior was predictable based on past history, and that is why they developed a document to limit the behavior of well-intentioned but often mis-guided individuals to control American’s lives. And if they refused to live by the constitution the, people had the capacity to enforce or at least defend themselves against the most aggressive of them. The one two punch of the constitution!

The Middle East is in chaos and there is a pre-text that it is because we here in the west have this thing called a first amendment right to criticize people, things, and government without retribution. It works real well when your pursuit is freedom! Well freedom in the Islamic world is secondary to their religious beliefs. They cut off people’s heads for insulting their religious figures. So to say they have a propensity toward freedom is a lie. To say they have a propensity to chop people’s heads off is the truth.

There is a culture clash between Islam and America that cannot be overcome. You see Islam is not simply a religion, it is Muslim’s culture, religion, laws, and political system all rolled into one. There is no separation of religious beliefs and civil law in Islam. You have to respect and abide by Islam or you die. Simple fact but not easy to implement in a country like America. Why? Because of the Second Amendment!

The terrorist radicals of the Middle East can rant and rave about our disrespect of their religion but you see we don’t have to listen to them. We have a constitution that allows us to say and believe what we want to. So if someone wants to believe in Islam they can but don’t expect to be able to implement the laws of Islam here. And if you try, I suspect the millions and millions of gun owners in this country will protect their right to not believe with their other right to bear the necessary arms to protect the First Amendment right; Brilliant! Can you say ONE – TWO punch!

This country is under assault from every angle including inside the current White House. Apologizing for our right to free speech is despicable. You don’t have to support every word or video that is spoken or created but you do have to support the right to do it here in America if you are a sworn defender of the constitution which every federal elected official is. The apologists of our constitutional rights have no place in our government.

So while the Middle East burns we shine in our defense of the greatest document ever created: our US Constitution! No apology necessary only thanks please!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Constitution Day…

It will receive very little fanfare and my guess it will not even be mentioned in most public schools across this nation but the US Constitution is still a miraculous document. It is a pity to see how little time we spend on the founding of this great nation. Today is the two hundred and twenty fifth anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution.

Why is the Constitution still important? First, it is the rule of law that limits the role of the federal government to 18 enumerated powers. It is also the only Constitution that puts complete control of government in the people’s hands and not the other way around.

Prior to our constitution, it was assumed that the government controlled people’s lives. Many countries at the time (and even today) accepted the notion of nobility, cast systems, and family blood lines were the determining factors of what people could accomplish in their lives. That changed at the signing ceremony of the US Constitution.

The US Constitution was not perfect but it was the start of a movement to form a more perfect union. It is the reason slavery was abolished. It was forward thinking and set up a platform for future Americans to reference the constitution and make the changes needed to make all Americans equal. The US is often criticized for slavery but slavery was a common practice throughout the world and without our constitution there is no telling how much longer it would have lasted. It is still common practice in many parts of the world today.

The US Constitution is always under attack. The only way it survives is by Americans that are willing to defend it. After all, it simply is a document with the principles of this nation and it does not have a voice, we are the voice. I have argued that American students should study the Constitution all four years of High School. Anyone that believes that the current history curriculum in this country serves to protect our future as a nation and constitutional republic is kidding themselves.

The politicians that take the oath of office and swear to uphold the constitution often have limited understanding of the document. They ignore the context and use tortured arguments to justify federal expansion of power that has no authority in the constitution. Most politicians ignore it when it doesn’t support their programs, and tout its brilliance when it does.

We need to reaffirm our commitment to the document that changed the world for the better. It deserves a better placement in our education system, political system, and our lives. If we were abiding by the US Constitution today we would be much better off than we stand right now.

Make it your commitment to read and understand the context in which it was created. Start referencing it when you hear federal politicians promoting programs. Teach your kids about it. It was a miracle in 1787 and it is a miracle in 2012. We just need to treat it as such…

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Never Forget 9/11

We need to remember that what is happening today in the Middle East is still a threat. There are so many radical Muslim America haters that we must pray every day for our troops, national security, border patrol, and all of law enforcement to have the wisdom and courage to do what is right.

We pray for their safety and their family's safety...

God Bless all of the victim's and the people that mourn and love them.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Teacher/Education Reform Can’t Wait

I wrote about education reform and in particular the way we hire teachers in my book, “The Teenager’s Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness…” The education “industry” monopolizes the way teachers are hired in the major public school systems. The education industry uses certificate programs to weed out the most qualified individuals willing to share their talent in the pursuit of educating our kids. I am not against certificate or higher education but when the results are what we see in Chicago, NY, LA, Detroit, and other major cities, we need another approach.

There are tens of thousands of experienced and qualified “teachers” in industry today willing to teach. The roadblock? Is the certification process to become eligible to teach our kids in public schools. Many smart and talented people that have a passion to help our kids get a head start in the real world don’t have the time to go back and get credentialed. They may be at the twilight of their careers and have time to dedicate to teaching part time or full time, and the passion to pass on that experience. At one time in history this was the education system; elders teaching children.

Here is my question to parents of kids locked into failing public schools: what have you got to lose? If we focused on results in the education industry as we do in the private sector, we would have to conclude the system is failing. There are a lot of things that account for that but one of them is the way we hire teachers. We hire kids out of college with no life experience. Many have spent their entire lives in a system that does not reflect the real world in any imagination of the term, and now they are the “leaders” that are given the awesome opportunity to get our kids ready for the real world. And how do they pass on an experience they have little if any knowledge of? Certification should focus on three areas, knowledge of the subject (discipline study needs review as well), experience in the private sector, and a passionate communications skill that energizes a love for learning.

I believe many, many teachers are doing a great job! I have had the pleasure of meeting many in my kids classrooms. But too many do not understand the importance of their role and don’t connect what they learn with applications in the real world. Much of the problem is curriculum that is driven by politics, unions, and people with specific agendas like special interest groups. Schools should produce a product for parents to consume. Curriculum is part of that product, methods for teaching and teachers are the other elements. Parents must be able to choose and schools need to have the ability to be flexible.

We watch as Chicago teachers strike and the kids wonder the streets in gangs killing each other. We need to reject the adage that all kids are worth educating. If kids are disruptive they are expelled. Once the message is clear behavior will change. You chuckle but you’re wrong.

On average Chicago pays its teachers $76,000 a year then add benefits including pensions that are bankrupting taxpayers. All the while not educating kids but providing an example of selfish greed and criticizing accountability measures designed to improve performance.

As a parent and American I am done with paying lavish pensions when I get squat!! Teachers, firefighters, policemen, and municipal employees need to pay their own damn pensions. I respect what they do when they do it well. I don’t begrudge these service employees a fair wage. But I am done scrounging for my family while these people cry when they have to contribute a small percentage toward their retirement or benefits and I have to fund my retirement 100%!

We can do better by firing every Chicago teacher that doesn’t go back to work and replacing them with experienced people that have a passion for their craft, and are willing to be held accountable for test results. Just as we hire engineers, sales people, technical workers in the private sector and hold them accountable, we need to break the unions and the education “industry” from holding us and our kids hostage to failure.

It is time to end this madness and see how many more kids we can educate by hiring passionate, skilled teachers, with real world experience to educate our kids. God knows it can only get better!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Division, Race & “White Guilt”: Obama’s Only Hope…

I have never suffered from “White Guilt”, a disease that festers in so many liberals. It must be my upbringing and the fact I went to school in New York City and was a minority in my school. I spent my HS years in classrooms full of diversity, and as a minority in the classroom, I can empathize with the feelings that come from those situations. But I can also say that every American has an opportunity to succeed if they make good choices.

Too many Black Americans, and too many White Americans, continue to play into the hands of divisive politicians that preach they are there to help, but in fact they have no intention of helping. They are only there for votes. The race industry is a very lucrative industry for both black and white politicians. By dividing the people into racial categories they foster distrust amongst the races. They use fear and envy to keep the races divided for the purpose of staying in power.

President Obama has run a campaign that is designed to divide people by race, gender, and economic status. His only plan for America is taxing the rich as if that is a plan that will solve America’s problems. He is a man that is empty of ideas so he has to use the only strategies left, divide people, and then play on guilt and envy.

The guilt strategy is played out by labeling any criticism of his presidency a reflection of racial hatred of the man. The president’s surrogate’s talk about “code words” like welfare, cutting government programs, and balancing the budget as “evidence” that white people are still racist. These liberals believe most white Americans see everything through the prism of race without providing a shred of evidence. When in fact they are the ones that are perpetuating racial animosity because they feel guilty for being white and that slavery, though repudiated, still makes them feel uncomfortable because slave owners in this country were white. Therefore in their eyes, all whites need to repent for slavery even though the majority of whites never owned or supported slavery. The way to repent is to support the first black man to become president even though this man is a failure.

White Americans have been painted by this president and his supporters as racists for one reason and one reason only; reelection. They are hoping to play on this deep rooted guilt about slavery to garner votes. The American people have moved on from this guilt because America has provided minorities with years and years of government programs designed to help level the playing field. What the president and his supporters in the media don’t realize is the guilt has now given way to a feeling of anger. They are tired and angry at people that call them racist. After all of these years of supporting programs to help poor Americans, that include Black Americans, the American people are now saying it is time to stand on your own. If any person is poor in America today, it is due to a series of poor choices by individuals. Opportunity is available to every American, and individuals need to be held accountable not enabled when they make poor choices. Truly needy people are the exception but generational poverty is no longer a life style most Americans are willing to support.

The envy of success has been an effective strategy of this president to a degree, but again people are smart enough to know that success is what pays for our compassion. Successful people are charitable people, and support the many charities and church programs that help the less fortunate. They also take the risks that create jobs. Jobs are what people want, and successful people are the reason jobs are created, and the candidate that is most trusted to have a plan about jobs will be the winner in this election. The people have seen socialism and know that bringing our people to the lowest common denominator by punishing success has no resemblance to the American Dream.

Dividing people into groups, white guilt and envy is all the president has left. He has no plan for the future to help people make a better life for themselves. He has played all of his cards and the American people are calling the bluff.  There is no place for guilt and envy in America today. We need to come together as one America behind a leader that knows the greatness of America…

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Is this what "pro-choice" has come to?

I have seen many comments by democrats painting every conservative with a broad brush in the Akin debacle and asking: “how can people support this guy?” I don’t support this guy Akin in the least. Rape is rape and any other explanation is asinine to argue. The principled argument of punishing an innocent life for something a criminal did is an argument to be had. But Akin’s comments are not defendable.

But here is my question for all of you self-righteous democrats crowing about a woman’s right to choose: How can you support a guy that believes leaving an innocent human being, on a cold slab to die, after a botched abortion is acceptable and not evil? Well that is what President Obama believes and has supported as a US Senator. So where is the outrage?

So think hard about an asinine remark compared to a guy supporting legislation to let innocent babies die a cold cruel death. Are you proud of this? How do you defend this? How can you vote for such evil? Answer that and then we can talk about Akin.

I ask you: Is this really what “pro-choice” people support?


Sen. Obama’s controversial history with the ‘Born Alive’ legislation

The Born Alive Infant Protection Act drew a firm line in the sand—no killing innocent humans after they have been born. It was a line Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama refused to accept.

  • Obama voted four times against legislation to protect and care for infants accidentally born alive during late-term abortions. The carefully worded bill had no effect on abortion rights.
  • A federal version of the bill passed Congress in 2002 without a single dissenting vote.
  • For four years, Obama has said that he would have voted for the federal version because it contained a pre-birth "neutrality clause" the Illinois legislation lacked. When this claim was questioned, he said his critics were "lying."
  • New documents show that Obama voted on a version identical to the federal bill, which included the so-called "neutrality clause. " He voted against it.

Babies left to die

In Illinois, witnesses discovered that living babies were being left to die following a certain abortion procedure. In this procedure, called induced labor abortion, the pregnant woman is given drugs to dilate the cervix and induce contractions, forcing the premature baby out of the uterus. Sometimes the baby is born dead (killed by the force of the contractions) but other times the infant is born alive—a "live-birth abortion."

Monday, August 20, 2012

Joe Biden as President?

There is a lot of talk about Paul Ryan since his announcement as Mitt Romney’s VP pick. The talk has not been all good especially from partisan democrats. The criticism ranges from Paul Ryan is too young to being uncaring toward seniors and the needy. I personally think Paul Ryan was a stroke of genius by Mitt. He is caring in the fact that he is trying to save this nation from bankruptcy by being the one person willing to address the difficult budget issues we must face as a nation.

Paul Ryan has placed all the chips on black, and that black is the federal budget. The federal budget is sinking in red debt, and Paul Ryan is the author of a budget that addresses the areas in the budget that must be reformed in order to get back into a semblance of black. He addresses the biggest entitlement, Medicare, with thoughtfulness to current seniors, and the need for choices in the future for the younger folks to save the program.

Paul Ryan is a man that is not afraid to state the obvious and then defend it with details and plans that are easy to understand. He treats his position in government as any adult would. He is not afraid of the political backlash because he has done his homework and knows how to address any question thrown his way with a confident grasp of every detail because he has taken the time to study the facts.

In contrast, Joe Biden is the “junkyard dog” of Obama’s campaign. He is given his marching orders and goes out and does what he is told. Joe Biden has made gaffe after gaffe, and each time the media discounts it as “oh it’s just Joe Biden being Joe Biden.” That would be OK if he wasn’t a heartbeat away from being president.

The media has not done its job of vetting either President Obama or Joe Biden. Joe Biden is considered one of the most jovial politicians in Washington DC but is he prepared or capable of being president? Would you be more comfortable with a Paul Ryan presidency or a Joe Biden presidency? Joe Biden is not a very smart man. It is proven everyday he speaks and is backed up by his college transcripts. Paul Ryan is a very smart man and it is backed up every time he speaks and his college transcripts.

If the left wants to compare the VP slot I say bring it on. They have tried to paint a scary picture of Paul Ryan but they are finding it hard to do because the picture they are painting is not supported by the facts. The more the media focuses on Ryan and Biden the more aware the voters become about the scary possibility of Joe Biden becoming president.

And that is a truly scary thought: Joe Biden as president? The left should return to the failed attempt to paint Mitt Romney as the successful business man he is. The Obama campaign is imploding because they have nothing to run on and the two incumbent candidates are truly scary for this country. Neither has the right stuff to lead this nation to prosperity.

Just watch the two campaigns and what you see is two accomplished men, and two men with little accomplishment…

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I Want Details

I was watching O’Reilly last night talking to “Nuns for Obama” and he was interviewing a nun from the group. She was a socialist and I would suspect an outlier in the Catholic Church. But the interview kept my attention because she made some statements about Paul Ryan and his budget that were untrue. O’Reilly simply kept asking her “how does the Ryan budget hurt the poor?” She couldn’t answer and tried to go back to her talking points. O’Reilly pressed on and asked for details about the Ryan budget and again the nun avoided the question. The nun was exposed. All she had was talking points and no real knowledge of how the Ryan budget did any harm to anyone.

The same situation occurred with Wolf Blitzer interviewing Debbie Wasserman Shultz. She lied about the Ryan budget and specifically the Medicare reform and Wolf asked for the details. He challenged her to be specific about how seniors will be affected when the budget plan actually does not impact people 55 and over.

DWS kept trying to make false claims and Wolf kept challenging her on the facts. She attempted time after time to lie and Wolf to his credit kept up the challenge. DWS was exposed as a liar.

I think we are seeing a sea change here because Paul Ryan has such a handle on the details of his budget and he can communicate those details effectively, the democrats have been caught flat footed. The media is sending the democrats a signal they need to brush up on the facts because they are going to be challenged when they lie.

I think the media knows their reputation is on the line and they are up against two formidable opponents here in Romney/Ryan. In the past, Republicans have not had effective spokes people for the conservative message. This election cycle we have two candidates that know who they are and what they believe and they can state their positions so people can relate. It is refreshing!

We are in a knock down drag out fight for our country and we have a couple a bull dogs that are going to put it on the line for Americans. It is a fight that is long overdue. It is a fight that we must win. Even though Ryan has little private sector experience his handle on the federal budget numbers will help Romney turn around this country just like he has turned around businesses in the private sector so many times before.

We have a CEO and CFO in Romney and Ryan. A turn around can’t be far away. November in fact…

Monday, August 13, 2012

Ryan: Issues It Is…

The biggest issues we face as a nation on the brink of fiscal collapse will be brought to light in this campaign, and it can be attributed to the choice of Paul Ryan as the GOP VP. This choice shows Mitt Romney is going to go head on with the democrats, and this nation will have a real choice in November. It will be a telling election. That is not to say the democrats will not lie about what the Ryan budget is truly trying to do. They will lie and demonize Ryan at every opportunity they have.

Paul Ryan’s budget is a realistic path to getting back to fiscal discipline. It addresses every aspect of the federal budget including the entitlements. The big efforts to demonize Ryan will come at his Medicare line item - even though his budget plan is designed to save it. The truth is Medicare is doomed if nothing is done and the Ryan budget is an effort to save the program. For people 55 and older they will get what the government promised. The rest of us will have a different system but I am good with a new design that will not bankrupt us. The Romney/Ryan mantra needs to be “We are going to Save Medicare!”

Mitt Romney is a venture capitalist and Ryan’s propensity to design a budget with solid numbers is what attracted Mitt. I have worked with VC people and they are all about numbers. Nothing gets done if the numbers don’t work and that’s how the private sector operates. It should be how the government operates as well, and with Romney/Ryan we have a real opportunity to limit the federal government and bring back real hope and change to Washington DC.

Ryan is young and enthusiastic and will energize Mitt to be an even better candidate. Ryan’s family looks like a wonderful crew and he has a wholesome Wisconsin background that people will be able to relate to. Unlike the two current occupants in the presidency and vice presidency, America can relate to these two American traditionalists who believe in the constitution, free markets, family values, and fiscal responsibility. A real awakening in America is coming; it will be a move to bring back the principles that have made us great, the US Constitution. These two will make us Reagan proud again! The Reagan revolution V.2 is on its way. This country is poised for a fantastic turnaround in November.

Ryan is a really good choice. He will energize the ticket and make the arguments easy to understand for fiscal discipline. He will be a great advisor to Romney. The White House will be like a CEO and CFO team bringing us from the brink of bankruptcy and giving us hope as a nation again. These two will not be content to manage a slow decline of this country. They are here to bring optimism to the American people again. And that is just what America needs right now…

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Israel Must Be Ready

“The entire equation in the Middle East will change” when Iran has developed a nuclear weapon, according to Hezbollah MP. Basically what he says in this interview is that once Iran has a nuclear weapon it will be used to annihilate Israel.

I am baffled that Israel has not attacked Iran but that may mean they know where the Iranian nuclear program stands at this point. My instinct is that when they are too close for comfort an attack will ensue. It is a matter of survival for Israel.

I fear we have a current administration that supports the enemies of Israel more than Israel itself and it will be a great relief to Israel if Mitt Romney is elected in November. I don’t believe Americans in general believe the rhetoric of the enemies of Israel and shrug it off as hyperbole and political posturing. But if there is one thing we know from history is when madmen state their intentions you must take them at face value.

I have no doubt that Israel will do what is necessary to survive but it would sure be much more comforting to have Romney in the White House to ensure support once they do attack. We should be involved but at a minimum we should have Israel’s back. That is what America does for its friends.

If the enemies of Israel want to stop Israel from attacking them they should change their rhetoric, soon…

I Just Don’t Get It

How can anyone support this current president? When I look at what is happening to our country because of the policies of this president, increased debt and deficit, the assault on freedom, the demonization of the private sector, crony capitalism, governing by executive order, and the lies. So many lies that it makes your head spin; I can’t get my head around it!

Still people that should be smarter than that support this president. I just don’t get it. I wish people could just step back from the us and them for a moment and be pure American. I wish people would just read the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and compare what is happening today in contrast to the intent of our founders and reasons for our unparalleled wealth. I think people that support Obama are emotional, feel good people that have some sort of guilt complex. There is no other answer.

The “war on woman” issue is a big hoax. Free birth control, abortions, and mammograms, really? Think about it guys and gals, the Federal Government has no place in our personal lives. In a free nation we must insist that our federal government reduce their footprint, not expand it. Obamacare is an attack on freedom in so many ways. Your grandmother needs a hip at 92, otherwise healthy, will be denied that hip once a federal healthcare program is in place. It will become a game of numbers. If the taxpayer is paying for healthcare it will be rationed because it will be an inefficient monopoly with limited funds and therefore will be rationed or it will bankrupt us. We need to pay for our own care so we can control it.

There is absolutely no evidence of government success. Every story about government is about corruption, cronyism, fraud, abuse, inefficiency, and still people question the private sector and capitalism? There are some stories of private abuse but the market takes care of abuse by choosing another company and putting them out of business. Can you choose another government agency? Of course not it is a monopoly staffed by some of the most incompetent crony hires. Not all but many people that work in large federal agencies are counting the days until their lavish pensions kick in. We need to put these people out of their misery by reducing federal agencies. It is the compassionate thing to do. Give those people the opportunity to bring meaning back to their life.

The black community has been devastated by government programs. The education system has been devastated by government incompetence. The economy has been destroyed by federal regulation, debt, and taxes. When will we learn that if we reduce the federal government by 50% those savings will translate into economic activity that can result in new ideas and businesses that can lead to full employment again? We need to count on the individual again.

Why do people put faith in government? The government has not been the reason for our success. Every time a president reduces government regulation, taxes, and cost, the country thrives. We have wealth because of the private sector not roads and bridges. Please, roads and bridges? Come on folks think about it?

If you are going to vote for Barrack Obama you have lost all credibility. You have failed. Your education was meaningless, you critical thinking skills are nil, and you have failed your children if you have them. I am sorry but your emotion is not an argument against the facts.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Advice to our Youth

The news is grim for recent college grads, current college students, and any young individuals with limited skills in today’s job market. Long gone are the days when employers couldn’t fill positions and they were knocking down the doors of anyone with a warm pulse and a degree. In this economy there are very few degrees that warrant even a look from employers.

The problem is as an employer, do you take a chance on a young inexperience worker or do you hire the veteran with 20 years of experience? When unemployment is low and the job market strong, experienced employees command higher rates and become more in demand. It also opens up the door for some employers who may be willing to take a chance on a new employee because they can’t afford another seasoned and highly qualified employee.

The reality of today’s job market and weak economy is that highly skilled employees are cheaper and more abundant therefore taking all of the available jobs in the market. For a new graduate to compete they have to be much cheaper and more creative in their job search. But even that may not land a job for a recent graduate.

My advice is that you start looking at why the job market is so weak and what you can do to change it. My advice is you read a few economic books and start with Milton Friedman, Walter Williams, and Thomas Sowell. Once you understand how the economy works and the impact the government has on the economy then take a look at the two presidential candidates.

What you will find if you learned anything about analytical thought throughout your educational experience, is that the government policies of the current administration are the reason you are unemployed. Increased debt, increased regulation, higher healthcare costs due to the new healthcare law, are all stagnating the job market.

My advice is you put aside the emotional arguments and look at only the facts. And the facts are that what Mitt Romney is proposing to do will stimulate the job market by reducing the footprint of the federal government. It is in your best interest to vote for Mitt Romney if you want to move out of your parent’s house and get on with your life…

Monday, July 30, 2012

The NHS? Really?

I love the Olympics! The summer Olympics is my favorite because my wife and two kids are swimmers and I am a USA swimming official. As a family we have spent hundreds of hours on pool decks practicing and competing in a great sport.

I know politics is part of the Olympics although I wish it wasn’t, but the stark reality is the Olympics offers country’s the opportunity to highlight the things they are proud of. That is why I was so surprised to see a reference to Britain’s National Health Services. I really enjoyed most of the opening ceremonies up until that point where the director took the audience in a very strange direction by combining institutional type beds and nurses, basically reminding everyone why we have tried so hard to move from anything institutional, and then throwing in some children’s nightmares. I am not sure what we were supposed to feel about that part of the program but I know it was very depressing to watch. It also left us a bit baffled as to why this was part of the opening ceremony?

The reality is that the healthcare system in Britain is great unless you are sick and old. And in reality, when we are sick and old is when we need the most from our healthcare system. The stories are abundant about the elderly being denied care because they are not a “good investment” of healthcare dollars, and the waiting lists for “routine” (what we consider routine but will change under Obamacare) services are months and years long.

The British have a long history of improving the conditions throughout the world through their long list of industrial improvements, and the birthplace of our Founding Fathers. The British have a long history of educational advancements and great universities, command of the seas and the development of global trade. I wish the director would have spent more time on those areas and left the socialized medicine is great stick out of the ceremony.

We are bombarded enough about politics especially in a presidential election season. It would have been nice to have been spared the NHS is great lie on such a grand scale…

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg: Shut Up! Please...

I personally don’t care what the Mayor of NYC my hometown has to say about guns or any other matter as a matter of fact. The ego on this man is typical of every dictator of the past. Mayor Bloomberg seems to think he knows best.

The beauty of this great republic is if you don’t like what the Mayor does in his city you can move to a state or another city that you do agree with the Mayor. The credibility of the Mayor of NY is limited in the arena of gun control. Bloomberg’s city is like most inner cities that have the strictest gun control laws but still have the highest rates of crime according to every statistic available. Gun laws take guns from the law abiding citizens yielding them helpless against criminals and limited to waiting for 911 to respond.

If you look at Bloomberg’s record here is what you find: the highest poverty rates, lowest scores on aptitude tests, highest crime rates, and many undesirable neighborhoods. All this and he wants to play on the national stage? He believes more control over the people’s lives is the answer to everything. The problem is he is the problem.

If the Mayor wants to control his city then he can propose what he wants and let the people of the city of NY decide what they are willing to accept. As far as the rest of us are concerned all I can say is shut up. I would never move to NYC if I had all of the money in the world. I believe in freedom and our constitution. Something Bloomberg has no respect for as exemplified by his never ending meddling in the affairs of - we the people…

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Taking Credit for America’s Engine?

The only reason we have any infrastructure in this country is because of the American business man and woman. There is no credit that can be given to the government for the creativity and ingenuity it takes to start, implement, maintain, and grow a successful business. 

How and why do roads and bridges get built? First the why. In most communities across the nation roads and bridges are supported by business people in the community that believe if we build the bridge it will add value to the community from an economic standpoint. Whether it is a local development where developers build the roads and bridges or a regional project to bring a mall to the area, businessman and woman begin the efforts. If we left infrastructure up to the people in government we would still be rowing across the Hudson and Mississippi Rivers. Bureaucrats don’t come up with the ideas, the private sector does. Bureaucrats simply slow down the process.

The how? Roads and bridges are designed in most part by private engineering businesses through contracts awarded by the government. The money used to build the bridges is tax dollars created in the private sector by the businesses that pay taxes. The government again is a middle man often slowing down or impeding the process. So without the taxpayer, ideas from the private sector and the blood sweat and tears of the private sector nothing gets done.

Teachers, firefighters, police, although important are not the reason for private business success. If  any of these services were taken away, the private sector could easily fill in and create a system that could replace the current one. That is my point, we the private citizen are responsible for creating and funding the services we need to support the communities we build. To suggest there is some central brain in the government is ludicrous. It is an oxymoron.

The “system that enables success” is the US Constitution which is designed to LIMIT the government’s role so we can prosper. Our founders knew that the government was an inherent “evil” that needed to be kept small in order to ensure freedom and prosperity for all Americans.

So as the president attempts to take credit where no credit is due, I suggest you analyze the reason he feels that way and take that conclusion right to the ballot box.

This president has no idea how America works and why it is great. It has nothing to do with the creativity of government. It has everything to do with the creativity of the private sector. Without the private sector there is no prosperity only misery. This president has never bought into the American Dream because he spent so little time getting to know it. Now he is trying to destroy the American Dream we all know and love and so many have died to protect. Maybe it’s time to show him the door so he can get a firsthand experience of living in the private sector.

Unfortunately, the government benefits he will receive when he leaves office will insulate him from the need to participate in a real economy and job. That’s good news for the president, after all it’s hard to participate and succeed at something you have no knowledge of in the first place…

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mitt Romney Tells it Like it Is at NAACP Conference

Mitt Romney reached out to the NAACP today and was honest and unwilling to pander to the audience. He told the black liberal Americans in the audience about the real solutions to the problems in their community.

The family unit, education, the private sector, and individual accountability are the ways out of poverty. It is no different for any American community, and to tell a different story would have been a lie. Mitt does not lie, he tells the truth and it is a refreshing change from typical political pandering.

Many criticized Mitt for even accepting the invitation from this notoriously liberal group, but he made the right decision. You don’t change hearts and minds by running from the difficult truths. The truth has to be told to the black community (and every community) that government is the barrier to success. Government programs suck the life out of individuals and communities which have made a lifestyle out of government programs sold as temporary solutions. The best antidote to poverty is a job not a handout. That work not welfare is the stepping stone to success.

President Obama passed off his invitation to his VP Joe Biden. Talk about a slap in the face! I think the president made a huge mistake because his message to the NAACP is you are a guaranteed vote I don’t need to covet. Maybe he’s right but Biden is such an incompetent boob he could turn open minded NAACP members to consider an alternative.

Mitt will never win the majority of Black American’s vote but they got a glimpse into the heart of a good man that will make a fine president. He does not discount the black community because they may not vote for him; he respects them because they are Americans searching for a similar dream of success. Mitt was brilliant today but more importantly he was sincere. Mitt believes every American deserves a shot at the American Dream even if they do not intend to vote for him.

Mitt is truly a uniter and refuses to divide this country as the current president is intent on doing. Mitt opened his heart today to the NAACP and I think they have met a sincerely good man…

UN Targeting Your Gun?

As the summer rolls along and people try the best they can to enjoy activities like camping, boating, and barbeques, bureaucrats at the UN and our State Department are considering a Treaty that is targeted to limit your guns. That’s right; our Constitution is under attack again by a foreign enemy with the help of this administration.

The UN has no jurisdiction in this country and you would think that any meddling in our internal sovereign affairs would generate outrage. But this is being done like everything else this administration does, with sleight of hand distractions. These people know our eyes glaze over when policy matters and foreign treaties are the subject, so they are counting on your inability to focus on the intent or outcome of this dangerous treaty.

Buy more guns and ammunition should be the response to this initiative to disarm Americans. There is one reason and one reason only that America will always be able to defend herself even if this administration tries to underfund our military and that is an armed citizenry. Think about a foreign government trying to overtake America? What do you think the biggest concern is? Armed Americans ready to blow the head off of any enemy stupid enough to place their boots on our God given rights and soil.

The treaty states that only governments can be gun owners and the NRA is on the case. Treaties must be ratified by two thirds of the senate so I expect pressure will be placed on these senators not to sign. I would hope that any American representative would be smart enough to not support this but I can’t be that confident with the infiltration that has happened in our elected bodies.

That is why this election is so important on so many levels. There are too many enemies within our own ranks and they must be purged this November. So as you enjoy your summer activities just make a mental note that this November we must defeat the enemies within and elect patriotic Americans that support our constitutional rights including the right to bear arms…

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The World in Chaos

When liberal philosophy is in control of positions of “authority”, chaos ensues. The reason chaos ensues is because liberals believe in relative morality. There is no distinction between right and wrong. People that commit murder, theft, abuse, and outright lie, are often justified by liberals because of past circumstances like poverty, lack of education, lack of opportunity, and a host of other excuses.

Negotiating with criminals, dictators, or children is all similar in the sense that when you are willing to accept less than what is right and wrong, you have lost your position in the negotiations. If the people you are negotiating with don’t think they will face consequences they keep pushing the envelope.

We see it with the kids that tormented the bus monitor. They obviously believed the consequences they would face were worth the risk to do what they did to that adult. Obviously the parents of those kids were liberals. We see it with the murder rate in Chicago since Rahm Emanuel took office. As a liberal, his reaction to the increased murder rates? Negotiate with “gang bangers.” The message is that we are willing to accept the moral decline of society if these gang members will at least keep the killing in their own neighborhoods. We see it with Hillary Clinton shaking her finger at Russia as the Russian President raises his finger to her in response. He knows we have no values left that we are willing to defend so he does what he wants with little worry of any consequences.

President Obama is the most immoral president ever elected to the office. His willingness to support legislation that allows a baby that lives after an abortion goes wrong to be left for dead, leaving that life to suffer without attention or care, shows absolute evil has taken over at the highest ranks. Selling guns to drug lords, undermining our economy with out of control spending and borrowing, accepting Muslim terrorists at the White House, and the list goes on, shows our decline through liberalism.

Liberals will never admit how wrong they are or how willing they are to accept immoral behavior but it is exactly why the world is in chaos. The only way to end chaos is to instill moral leadership. That means voting against the current administration and its inability to protect what’s right, and punish what is wrong. As a moral people we need to punish the wrong by voting for what’s right…

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Definitions that Deceive…

The fight for a free and prosperous nation means understanding the words and meanings used to secure your vote. It is also important to look at the results and consequences of implementing policies that are often sold using deceptive labels.

“Community” is the term often used by the left as a tool to support big government. “We are stronger together than we are separate” is one of the many variations of the mantra they use to equate a good quality with a big government fix. Communities can be a source of good but only in the sense that the community is organically created and not contrived. For example, a church community is a community made up of people voluntarily coming together to worship and support people of need through the programs they create- like donating time, food, and shelter in a crisis.

The “global community” on the other hand is a very dangerous community to accept or become a part of. This fictitious community is used to garner good feeling about friendliness and holding hands and common causes we share. The most common use of “global community” is the extreme environmentalist groups that are really a conglomerate of groups that hate capitalism and freedom. The major problem with this “community” is there are no mutual common goals any of us share. We may think the world wants clean air and water for example but all you have to do is visit China, Russia, North Korea, Cuba, and you understand this is not true. Most non capitalist countries are the most egregious polluters in the world. The governments that are the most dictorial and not democratic are the biggest polluters in the world, and we are lead to believe we all share a common future. We don’t. So when people try to sell an idea by playing to your sense of “global community” there is no such community. As a famous politician once said, “all politics is local.” This same concept should be applied to “communities” as well.

Any government supported “community’ is compulsory and is a danger to our freedom and prosperity. The healthcare debacle that was just deemed constitutional is being argued that it is good for Americans because it takes care of the poor, minority, uninsured, place the group here “community.” The problem is it destroys the individual. Government “communities” impose their will, rules and regulations on every individual, and we can’t escape the government community. So in reality it is not a community but a prison.

“Fairness” is another term often leveraged by the big government types to implement more government agencies to decide what is fair for everyone. So, what is fair for everyone? Should we all make the same amount of money no matter what our job is? What is a fair wage? Is it fair that some people live in a bigger home? Own a boat? Own a business? What is a fair? And most important who decides?

“The “rich” should be made to pay their fair share.” What is the fair share? Who decides what is rich? Is $30K, $50K, $75K, $100K, etc… rich? For someone making minimum wage $75K may seem rich but who are they to decide? You see it all becomes arbitrary and someone must decide the rules. Is that the government “community”? Is it fair to tax a man more because he works harder and becomes more successful? If we continue to tax success will we get more or less of it?

It can all seem fair as long as you are not targeted by the “fairness community.” That is why the constitution, capitalism, and the free markets are so effective. The constitution protects the individual from oppressive government. Capitalism rewards individuals who work hard and success is subject to the laws of the market. The market is colorblind, gender blind, sexuality blind, and has no interest in your title, resume, or past accomplishments. It is a mechanism that holds the individual or company accountable to their customers every day. There is no government bureaucrat picking winners and losers based on politics. Hard work, merit, reputation, and quality drive success. You can’t legislate success no matter how much you want to help others. Individuals must choose to be successful, communities can’t impose it.

Community and fairness can sound really good but they don’t work in the context of government. What is so hard to understand?