Friday, March 26, 2010

What to do now?

Is everybody good and angry at Congress? I would sure hope so because basically they have shown they don't give a crap what the people think and feel they know what is best for us. This is still America and the election process still works pretty well, even with ACORN fueled fraud. We must set out energies to throw out the bums in Congress starting right now with the primaries. We can't wait until November to back fiscal conservative candidates because the two parties will have none of that and you will be left with only the same tired choice between big spending government progressive red and big spending government progressive blue. These are not real choices as we have so clearly seen over the last two years. The Republicans paid off the bankers with our money and the Democrats paid off the unions with our money. This is unacceptable!!! We need to force change in the system and bring common sense and reality back into Washington. You don't spend money you don't have and you sure don't borrow money to spend it on things that you don't need and will only cause you to have to borrow more.

You want real change in Washington, then throw the career criminals out and start fresh. No more kingdoms and dynasties of politicos. All government employees should have the same retirement plan and medical they force on the military. All elected or appointed officials should have term limits because if it is good enough for the President then is it good enough for them. We should know who is inside our boarders and enforce the laws on the books. We should let the market decide who is worthy, not the government. We need to stop running up the national debt with no plan on how to pay it off. We must be accountable for that debt and pay it off. We must have a true tax plan of either a flat tax or a fair tax and put an end to class warfare. We must stop punishing success and job creation with higher taxes. We are all born with equal opportunity in this country, but we should not be guaranteed of equal result. You want a better life then get and education, work hard and make a better life. No one gave that pioneer anything other than opportunity and they either made it work or died trying. Failure is an option and should always be one. Plus, sometimes there are very negative results for stupidity, which is really a good thing because you either learn or you don't, but it is not the government's job to catch you.

I am very libertarian in my views lately because it is the natural off shoot of an oppressive government that seeks to control every aspect of my daily life and eventual death. I worked my way from very humble beginnings to a pretty darn good life by sweat and sacrifice to be greeted by my government wanting to take it all away and give it to a lazy never did a damn thing POS just because they can. I will fight this because I believe in America and the Constitution. I believe in the American Dream and all the hope it represents. I do not believe the government holds the answers nor do I look to them to help me reach my goals.

I would much rather have them get out of my way and focus on the things only they can do such as provide for the collective defense of the states and settle inter-state disputes. They have no place in what is taught in my local school or what my doctor and I decide is the best treatment. We need less government and more people doing for themselves as every darn one of my heritage lines did at one time or another. Every one of them saw America as the land of opportunity at one time or another going all the way back to 1630 in Massachusetts. This country was the beacon of hope for the World, so lets get off our lazy asses and make it so again.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

American Thinker: Aristotle's Warning

American Thinker: Aristotle's Warning

It is amazing how a guy from 2500 years ago could see and understand what we are facing today with a government out of control that despises Our Constitution and the People they represent.

How long before we are in a full state of government tyranny? It can't be long know as our elected representatives have stopped listening and cast their votes at the feet of the Joker. This day truly saddens me as we are going to see the selling of America on national TV. Each vote will be bought and sold for personal gain and with utter disregard for the will of the people. If two-thirds of Americans oppose the bill in its current form then it is time to head back the drawing board and try again. It is not time to ram through any old piece of crap and call it progress to save a dying presidency.

If the bill passes, as it likely will, there will be a dawning of a new era in America where the people no longer matter and only the elitist in Washington know what is best for all us booger eating morons in flyover country who are too stupid to know what is best for them. If this whole process doesn't make your blood boil then nothing will. On a sad foot note, when the bill passes today, it will never be repealed regardless of campaign promise after campaign promise because money and control is the power on which the vampires of Congress feed. They will talk and wrangle, but in the end nationalize health care is here to stay and just like SS and Medicare it will be a political football that bankrupts this country.

Socialized medicine is a balm for the masses to keep them in line and knowing our Congress there will be sweetheart deals and extra scopes of corruption thrown in for good measure. America's shining light is sputtering today. We could have done so much better and could have had an American Market solution, but we opted for failed European Socialized Medicine. Our grandchildren will never forgive us for destroying what was left of this country.

God please have mercy on America because we are stupid.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

American Thinker: It's the Culture, Stupid

American Thinker: It's the Culture, Stupid

I read this and I found it very interesting. The comments are pretty good too. We must stop rewarding failure and start looking at the true facts. The housing crisis was caused by the same mentality as giving a 16 year old a car on their birthday. They didn't do anything to deserve it and they didn't put in any sweat and tears to get it, so they have no real investment in it. What usually happens to that car? Wrecked within a few months and then it is up to Mommy and Daddy to buy them another. I have only personally owed six cars my entire life and I worked very hard for each. I appreciated and protected my investment. I worked hard to get it and I would not risk losing it because of the hard work required to replace it.

This is the same way with the houses that I have owed. I didn't buy the biggest house I was approved for, but rather one I could afford without constant worry about how I am going to pay the mortgage. I didn't run around looking for tricky financing, but for the sake of honesty I did have VA for my first home. I have never missed a payment and I pay extra principle when I can because that is just smart. There was no one from the government telling to buy only a house I could comfortably afford, but rather the opposite so trust yourself and not the government. Who knows you better than you?

People, we need to start taking responsibility for our own actions and stop looking to the government for answers. Get yourself out of debt, payoff those credit cards, buy a house you can afford instead of the biggest one you can get financed, and stop looking to the government for a handout. This is the country of SELF determination and PERSONAL liberty, which means you are free to be a dumb ass, but don't expect me to bail you (that includes banks, auto industry, and mortgage companies).

In Honor of My Libertarian Friend

I am seeing some powerful light at the end of the tunnel and I am once again hopeful that this country and extract its collective head form it arse. I am seeing a lot of reports about GOP, Tea Party, Right Wingers and whatnot's being all over each other's pedigree. I think this is a wonderful thing and needs to continue to happen. The GOP needs to realize that if it wants a bright future then it needs to stick to fiscal issues of reduced spending, smaller government and eventually lower taxes. They would win every darn election with that platform because the American people can get behind those ideas very easily, but when you start talking about gay marriage and abortion then you start pushing people away as these are very personal issues that need to be handled on a local level.

I think everyone who has read this blog for any time knows that I am opposed to the government having any involvement in "Marriage" of any type as it is a religious institution and not one the state should be involved in. I fully believe that the state can issue civil unions or domestic partnership all day long as they are legal issues with what should be clearly defined laws backing them. There is no reason for any government to dictate the terms of a religious rite, but it is up to the local voter to decided what is unacceptable (i.e. man marries goat) when it comes to civil unions/domestic partnerships. The interesting part is that the outcome may vary from state to state, but there is nothing wrong with that because this is America and the people get to decide. I would promote non-religious unions in every state regardless of the sex of the participants. I know then comes the question about their rights if they move, but that is a matter for the Supreme Court, which I think would believe that no discrimination is allowed if it is between two humans and no incest laws are broken.

As for the other issue, I won't even touch that one because it is something so deeply personal and should be between that person, their doctor and God. If they don't care about God now, they will someday, but I will still love them regardless of what happens in that room. I my opinion they are making the worst mistake of their lives and I would not want one life lost, but God did not stop the evil in ancient times he just told Israel not to take part. I hate it, but I must follow my own heart on this and I wish others would do the same. Maybe instead of constantly beating people, we showed them the love of the Father they might reconsider but if they don't then we need to continue to love them all the more. This should not be the only issue that decides elections, but sadly it is for some many people.

America is coming alive with a new fire that will burn away the corruption and greed if we only let it. Get out there and oust the criminals from their seats in Congress. Put an end to the influence buying and the vote selling. Congress is the new den of thieves and now is the time to restore it to a place of laws that represent the people. As the new election cycle fires up, we need to look at who we are voting for very closely and not just switch one career criminal for another. We need to look for those dark horse candidates that truly believe in smaller government, free markets, and self determination and remove the progressive, big government, spendthrifts from office.

I love this country and I will fight for it until my dying breath, but we must come together over the things that join us and keep that which separates us on the sideline where it belongs. I am not saying you can't believe any way you want, but your believes only flourish in the land of the free and home of the brave. If you refuse to back a fiscal conservative because he is soft on the social issues then you will get more of the current same with more government funding for population control and will completely lose you voice in Congress, which you are now getting a taste of right now. Congress is likely to push through Health Care Reform by hooks or by crooks and you will then have a fully government funded baby killing machine. The choice is yours and it starts in the primaries, stop the progressives there and you have an excellent chance in November of turning this country around.

I may not make the clearest points, but I hope you understand that I love this country and I love unborn babies, but we must preserve the union to save those babies.