Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Founding Fathers Quote

Our unalterable resolution would be to be free. They have attempted to subdue us by force, but God be praised! in vain. Their arts may be more dangerous then their arms. Let us then renounce all treaty with them upon any score but that of total separation, and under God trust our cause to our swords.

Samuel Adams

Rep. Michele Bachmann: Overreach in the Lame Duck

Natural Disasters Remembered, 2010

Ron Paul: Distorting the Tax Policy Debate

George Orwell warned us about the use of “meaningless words” in politics, words that are endlessly repeated by sloganeering politicians until they have no meaning at all. Meaningless words certainly were on display during last week’s congressional debate over the latest tax bill.

Over and over again we heard trite, empty phrases like “tax cuts for the wealthiest 2%,” “tax giveaways,” “tax earmarks,” and “borrowing money to give to millionaires.” Time and time again the same falsehoods were presented as fact, and reported as such by a credulous media.

But all of these clichés about taxes are based on the presumption that government has a right to all of your income, and so government “gives” you something when it allows you to keep a portion of that income. To this mindset, tax cuts represent a “cost” to government. After all, they argue, money that really ought to go to the most noble of purposes-- wealth redistribution via taxation--is being kept by greedy people and corporations who just don’t want to pay their fair share. [read more]

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The 111th Congress, An Example Of Utter Contempt For The Constitution

Unwilling to just quietly go away, as the Constitution prescribes, this Congress, under the leadership of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, has decided to push through as much damaging legislation as possible during the lame duck session. Ignoring the fact that what they are doing is unconstitutional under the 20th Amendment, they have shown that they do not care what the will of the people is.

In one of the final acts of the 111th Congress they have done away with don't ask, don't tell in a blatant attack on both the moral fiber of our Republic and the cohesion of our armed forces. It seems the Democrats and RINO's within our own party will not be satisfied until they have destroyed any remnant that may remain of our founding fathers' vision.

The legacy of the 111th Congress will be one of constant assault against the Constitution and the will of the people. In my opinion, they have disgraced themselves and violated their oath of office. I cannot wait for the 112th Congress to be sworn in. They should know we are watching and we demand action, not weakness and compromise.

A True Patriot

Rev. Paul at Way Up North has written a what-I-believe post. It is also a good example of why I consider him a friend. He expresses a lot of my same thoughts, including becoming more Libertarian.

I am surprised how much more Libertarian I have become as I have matured in the knowledge of true history. Considering how much more I have to learn, I wonder where my political leanings will be in five years; probably a poster boy for the Libertarian Party. Here is a section of Rev. Paul's post, but please read the whole thing.

What I Believe

I am a follower of Jesus Christ, politically a Conservative first and, these days, something of a distant Republican with more than a dash of Libertarian mixed in for good measure.

I believe in God, the strength of America, the brilliance of our Founding Fathers, the valor of our military, and the need for Leadership in all forms and on every level.

I am not an advocate of censorship as I feel everyone on the Far Left has a God-given right to be painfully stupid -- as I have a right to expose said stupidity.

I believe in the rightness of God's instructions to us, and that we will most often screw things up by trying it our way, first.

I am a staunch believer in original intent -- that the founding documents, the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence should and must be interpreted in the light of what the Founders intended when those documents were first composed. [
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