Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The 2nd Amendment

I realize that the Constitution requires changes (living document treatment) due to changing factors, but I always wondered why the Radical Left was, and still is, so determined in its attempts to de-fang the 2nd Amendment. They cannot get it repealed, so instead, they attempt to neutralize its power to enable their efforts to impose strict, ridged gun control. I think I have figured out the reason behind their efforts and why gun control is so crucial to their interests.

First we must understand the founding father’s reasoning behind making the right to own and bear arms so high on their list of priorities. I assume that the amendment’s number is reflective of its importance, so being the 2nd Amendment indicates the Founding Fathers believed the right for citizens to own firearms was only subservient to our freedom of speech. Forget whatever you have heard from the Radical Left, the reason the Constitution upholds the right to own firearms is because without the Colonists ownership of guns, the revolution would probably have failed. Also remember, in Europe at the time only the upper class could own guns and hunt; thereby ensuring they could never be seriously challenged by the Hoi-Polloi.

Second, to eviscerate the 2nd Amendment, the Radical Left will distort, spread lies and even fabricate facts concerning the terrible events directly related to gun ownership. A good example is the 90% of guns used Mexico’s Drug Cartels recovered come from the US. Even after the ATF invalidated this figure, as it was being used, it has been repeated, without serious challenge, by every gun control advocate and Radical Left Politico such as the Secretary of State and even the President of the United States.

Third we have to realize that although Janet Napolitano apologized to the Military Veterans who were characterized as potential terrorists in her Homeland Security report, there was no apology to the Gun owners and 2nd Amendment proponents who were similarly slandered.

Fourth we need to scrutinize Janeane Garofalo’s and Nancy Pelosi’s comments about the Tea Parties. They viewed the participants with disdain, but the important thing here is that this is the attitude of ALL the Radical Left. They consider Right Wing Radicals to be a threat to the nation and with the current administration; Left Wing Radicals get to determine who comprises the Radical Right. So far it includes returning US Military veterans, Believers in God, all gun owners and anyone not sharing the views of the Radical Left.

Putting everything together, I believe that the Radical Left is pushing America into a 21st Century Revolution and they want to ensure that it will not become a shooting Revolution, which no sane person wants anyway. However, they will not hesitate to use force to subdue the “Radical” Right, when they deem it is appropriate and they get to determine if, when and where it is appropriate.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A guide to fix America

In order to correct the problems that our country suffers from, I believe that we must take the steps listed below (in the order listed):

#1 - Acknowledge God's place in the United States…and announce we support freedom of religion, but get it through the thick skulls of the radical left that our constitution does NOT guarantee freedom FROM religion.
#2 - Take back control of our Constitution.
#3 - Remove all government employees who have sworn to uphold the constitution but have not. Then immediately hold special elections to replace them.
#4 - Withdraw from the UN and kick it out of New York.
#5 - Take over the military arm of NATO and move it into the New York area vacated by the removal of the UN.
#6 – Beef up border patrol and homeland security with funds saved from monies no longer being paid to UN. Resolve “ILLEGAL” alien situation once and for all…preferably by national vote to decide actions to take.
#7 - Scrutinize all foreign aide and remove any sent to our enemies. Review aide sent to any belligerent allies and remove as deemed proper both military and monetary.
#8 - Replace current Income Tax with straight either a National Sales Tax or a straight percentage with no deductions or exemptions for anyone (structure the system based upon race track payouts). Bottom line is to achieve zero fillings and tax EVERYONE (including Welfare Recipients).
#9 - Replace Medicare and Medicaid with consolidated Medical Treatment for anyone that needs it, but do NOT nationalize health care. Add recouped Foreign Aide funds to the combined Medicare and Medicaid coffers.
#10 - Work on reducing National Debt. Set target date for balanced budget and stick to it. Stress removing debt from unfriendly countries first.
#11 – Review 1st amendment and make changes that would not allow burning of our flag. Base this action on a National Referendum.
#12 – Replace governmental mandates on businesses with fines instead. E.g.: Set up guidelines for clean air reduction and fine auto companies that do not comply. Quit telling them what cars to sell. Use fine money to fund EPA for researching clean air alternatives.
#13 – Set up congressional review online by constituents. In other words make all government bills and actions transparent to US citizens; Set up White House web site and only allow access to US Citizens. Also provide method for citizen impeachment for corrupt officials on same web site.
#14 – Get rid of the Electoral College and Elect Presidents based upon popular vote.
#15 – Add constitutional amendment to prohibit any government takeover of private business. In fact, make it unconstitutional for Governments to “bail out” any private business let alone have any control over operations of anytime (this should not be necessary, but apparently it is!)
#16 – Organize panel to review Monroe Doctrine and consider tightening control over the area defined. Maybe a little isolation is good…after all we don’t want to subject anyone to our arrogant, dismissive and derisive attitudes.
#17 – Remove and/or downsize Government agencies and reduce Federal Government size. Put in place online referendum to keep track of the Federal Government size.
#18 – Amend the Constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a women, but provide the same benefits for all significant others.
#19 – Insert fourth group into the checks and balances system by creating a function to provide Citizenship vote to override Supreme Court decisions that affect the Nation as a whole.
#20 – Install rules that ban a President from nominating and judges from his own political party; maybe better judges will be selected.
#21 – Restore the separate election of Vice-Presidents (as was done in the past).
#22 – Remove current Presidential succession after the Vice-President to be that the Speaker of the House and Secretary of State only be temporary until successors from Congress can be elected. This election should adhere to the same process as other elections.

Numbers 21 and 22 above stem from my dread that my country can be governed by a person I did not vote for or even against; the Vice-President could be looked upon as a political appointee…the Speaker of the House was only voted for by one state,

I’m sure that there are other, significant steps that I have probably omitted, but I feel these step would be a good start.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Where’s my Political Party?

I am a registered Democrat who has not voted for a democrat since I voted for anyone but Richard Nixon…both times. I registered as a Democrat for the following reasons:

Ÿ There were only two parties to choose from
Ÿ My parents were Democrats
In my time the Republicans were known as the “White Collar” (Rich people) party while the Democrats were known as the “Blue Collar” (Working class) party.

I registered to vote in 1968 (we had to be 21 back then). I, as well as my parents, would be considered conservatives since we believe in traditional
Family values; marriage was a union between a man and a woman; gun ownership was okay as the 2nd amendment guaranteed; the 1st amendment protected our “Freedom of Speech” NOT “freedom of expression”” which allows the burning of our flag; the 1st amendment also provided us with “freedom of Religion” NOT “Freedom FROM Religion; we were anti-abortion…which was not an issue in my day since out-of-wedlock pregnancy was a stigma and the pregnant one would usually have the baby and either keep it or give it up for adoption. Only the true “Sluts” of the day would seek illegal abortions. We recited the pledge of allegiance and prayed to God and we were proud to do so. We paid our taxes and lived within our means. Parents were both morally and financially responsible for their children under 18 and therefore, were entitled to know what their kids were doing.

I do not know when the two parties started to change their designations…with the Democrats known as Liberals and Republicans referred to as Conservatives, that fact did spawn the “Independent” party and as the two parties became Radicalized, I became worried but still did not change my affiliation. It bothered me more when all of a sudden there were no more Conservative Democrats (only moderates) and no more Liberal Republicans (only progressives). And who leads my old, Democratic parties? Radical extremists like Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Hillary Clinton, Dennis Kucinich, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Janet Napolitano, Rosa Brooks, Joe Biden and Barack Hussein Obama have hijacked my party and I am considered a Dangerous Right-Wing Radical Element because I do not agree with them.

When is this going to stop? When are “Normal” people going to wrest the reins from the malicious hands of these jerks? Hopefully before the completely ruin our country. I guess we asked for this by tolerating the radical left wing views of many collegian educators who were and are allowed to discriminate against young Republicans…or any young persons who do not believe as they believe. I hate to say this, but I can make analogies of these educators to propagators of the “Hitler Youth” movement.

Maybe Texas has it right. If they do secede from the union, it may be the only place to go and still be able to partake of the “American Dream”.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Europe’s “Love” for Barack Obama

It does seem that Europe has fallen in love with Barack Obama…at least in the way they treated and are still greeting him. This love does not translate into Europe adopting his ideas on financial recovery, which they have rejected out of hand. Why does Barack Obama garner love when George Bush only seemed to be treated with disdain and hatred?
Well first it appears that the treatment in the Press has a lot to do with the Aura for Obama and the Stigma for Bush. Examples:

“It will take President Bush less than a minute to take the oath of office next Thursday, but before the inaugural events are over some $40 million may be spent on parades, parties and pyrotechnics.” - By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS as Published: January 13, 2005 in the “New York Times”

“There was no shortage of powerful imagery on Barack Obama’s Inauguration Day, starting with the confident man who defied all political conventions — that he was too young, too inexperienced, too black or not black enough — to stand on the steps of the Capitol and take the oath of office in a city and a country that are still racially divided in many shameful ways. “…
…“In his Inaugural Address, President Obama gave them the clarity and the respect for which all Americans have hungered. In about 20 minutes, he swept away eight years of President George Bush’s false choices and failed policies and promised to recommit to America’s most cherished ideals.”…
…“As the day continued with a parade and parties and balls, the image that stayed with us was the way the 44th president managed to embrace the symbolism and rise above it. It filled us with hope that with Mr. Obama’s help, this battered nation will be able to draw together and mend itself. “- Editorial as Published: January 20, 2009 in the “New York Times” – Not a word about the over $100 million dollar cost! Also these Editorial headlines were also published on January 20, 2009. Additionally these four articles were published in the New York Times and also not one mentioned the exorbitant cost of his inauguration in any negative way…
“Nation’s Many Faces in Extended First Family”
“Obama Is Sworn In as the 44th President”
“Impressive Crowd in City Used to Pomp”
“Abroad, Many Hope for ‘New Chapter’”

I think the second and maybe most important factor is that the Europeans, having listened to Mr. Obama’s disgraceful rants about President Bush, figure that this was a man they could push around and so far that seems to be the case.