June 2013

June 27, 2013

By |June 27th, 2013|

Truly we are in a precarious spot.  We have a president that seems bent on ruining this country fiscally, morally, militarily, and constitutionally.  This alone should unite us to remove his ilk from leadership positions in all areas of government.  If his followers can’t see what he is doing, then they don’t deserve your vote.

 

President Lincoln and others have written about their fear of the Supreme Court taking power via an oligarchy of 5 unelected men that overrule the people and even the constitution.  Life terms, put in by a liberal president, can ruin a country in a hurry.  That’s why the president’s choices are so important.  Truly we suffer from bad choices.

 

The best economy is always one with the least amount of government control via regulations and taxes.  Artificial stimulus by government always ruins an economy because it has to be paid for by the populace, but has no long term positive effects – only short term.  That’s what we have going on now.  I fully expect another stock market dump because the debt is swallowing up our country’s ability to pay it, which always leads to economies like the PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain) – soon Japan will enter that fold as well.

 

Please do not succumb to the verbiage that we must relent concerning our principles in order to accommodate more liberal ideas.  All this does is anger our base, and one can never get to the left of the Democrat Party, nor should we try.  The Republican Party historically gets into trouble when we incorporate liberal-progressivism into the party platform.

 

A couple months ago the RNC passed my core principles resolution.  One of those principles was that we stand by traditional marriage. […]

June 06, 2013

By |June 11th, 2013|

“What is new, surprising, alarming, and often overlooked in the labor force today is the exodus of workers in their prime – and all the growth opportunities they’ve taken with them.” (Jim Tankersley, “WonkFeud Part 2: The Labor Force Participation Debate Gets Real,” The Washington Post’s WonkBlog, 4/30/13)
Atlas Shrugged (published October 10, 1957), Ayn Rand’s fourth and last novel, is set in a dystopian United States where many of society’s most productive citizens refuse to be exploited by increasing taxation and government regulations, and disappear, shutting down their vital industries. Significant in this “alternative future” America is that the bicameral Congress has been replaced by a “National Legislature” and the President with a “Head of State.” The novel explores the consequences when all the creative minds and business leaders of the world go on strike, refusing to allow their inventions, art, business leadership, scientific research, or new ideas to be taken from them by the government or by the rest of the world.
A key premise of Rand’s novel is an America where energy is almost prohibitively expensive and where the national debt is cripplingly high, which means that these numbers should be really disturbing:

 The U. S. National Debt on January 20, 2009 (Obama’s inauguration) was $10.6 Trillion; as of May 24, 2013 (last Friday) it’s now $16.8 Trillion. That’s about a 58% increase (and currently 106.8% of the US GDP). If nothing changes, then in 2017 (after Obama leaves office) the national debt will be $22.9 trillion (135.88% of US GDP).
 The nationwide average price of gas on January 20, 2009, was $1.84/gallon; as of May 24, 2013, it’s now $3.63/gallon. That’s about a 98% increase. (I don’t even want to think about what a gallon of gas is […]

June 3, 2013

By |June 3rd, 2013|

It’s appalling that the White House is “satisfied” with the IRS’s response to the profiling/targeting scandal, as they still haven’t answered basic questions for the American people. Why weren’t liberal groups targeted? Did IRS employees take cues from the president’s rhetoric? How can we now trust the IRS to enforce ObamaCare? President Obama and his political allies have called conservative groups “tea baggers” and “terrorists” on the record. We also now know that Senators Whitehouse (D-RI), Baucus (D-MT), and Schumer (D-NY) all sent letters to the IRS asking for scrutiny into these groups. Is it really that surprising that an agency in the Obama administration would go after groups that President Obama and his allies publically maligned?
Journalists, media, and the American people are rightly outraged at the Justice Department, the Treasury Department, the State Department, HHS, and DHS. Cabinet secretaries and bureau chiefs need to be held accountable, but President Obama’s solution is to have Eric Holder lead the investigation. That’s means he’ll be investigating himself; can we expect that to be an honest investigation?
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; Obama is deliberately pushing America toward an overwhelming economic crisis, using the Cloward-Piven Strategy that he learned as a student at Columbia University. The endgame of this strategy is that the American economy will collapse under the weight of its own debt, resulting in a public embrace of increased welfare programs and paving the way for replacing a free-market economy (capitalism) with a centrally-planned one (socialism). The ultimate result will be that envisioned in The Communist Manifesto, as the American Middle Class (Marx & Engels referred to it as the bourgeoisie) will eventually cease to exist, leaving us with an aristocracy and […]