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As Ye Sow…

…So Shall Ye Reap

P1280781Like many others I was disappointed, though not surprised, to learn that our politicians and our President in particular enjoyed making life difficult for many of us due to sequestration.  Even though it was his idea and he signed it into law and he would do nothing to prevent it, he still rails against its cuts.  As I think about the many negative things that have taken place since November 2012 and there have been a lot I have come to a conclusion about to whom we have to thank.  Sure it’s Obama, and Reid, and Pelosi, and Boehner, and McCain, etc. who really all want nothing more than bigger and bigger government.  BUT those really at fault are those nimrods who voted for Obama and even more so to the idiots who stayed home allowing him to get re-elected.  I simply the same number of folks who voted for McCain in 2008 had voted for Romney in 2012 we’d have a new president.  You CANNOT make me believe that you thought that McCain was better than Romney?

Defending The Indefensible

vote hereSo you want to register to vote in Arizona. Their state law requires that you produce documents proving that you are a United States citizen. This is pretty simple stuff though! Simple for most of us except that the Obama Administration is taking Arizona to court AGAINST this law. Yes you heard right the United States Government under Obama is fighting against requiring proof that you are a citizen before you register to vote. I know that I keep restating that, but it just doesn’t make a whole lot of sense for the Democrats/left to fight against having ONLY American citizens vote in our elections. Sorry folks, but this position is indefensible by the left;

It’s Not Civics, It’s Politics

From the workshop - Sorry about the quality...I was sitting in the back

That is the recurring message delivered by author Dr. Timothy Daughtry to an enthusiastic audience of about one hundred and fifty “activists” yesterday afternoon.  The funny part is none of us in attendence were activits.  We were just mainstream Americans who are very concerned about the direction that our country is being driven by the far left.  “Driven” may not be the correct term as it seems like we are being “herded.”  We peaceful Americans want to enjoy our families, work hard, play hard, and basically want to be left alone.  Between elections we expect our elected officials to keep their promises and act in ways that do not require our oversight.  That really hasn’t worked really well for American ideals for the last century.

AP – Dems = Good, GOP = Bad

There are far too many examples of lame-stream media outlets subtle and more often overt characterization of GOP as greedy corporate shills while Democrats are looking to save the world.

Part 1: The latest example is regarding Michelle Obama’s foray into the business of public school lunch programs. I am not sure where in the Constitution that the federal government has the authority to tell some local school district what to do about school lunches, but according to the way the Associated Press tells it,

“House Republicans are pushing back against Obama administration efforts to promote healthier lunches…Republicans say the rules are too costly.”

Mobs’ Rules (Democracy)

As a rational man it is hard to watch what has been going on in the Democrat Party without feeling pity for their plight. Don’t get me wrong I really hope their woes continue for the next several decades even though they need to win once in a while to keep the Republicans-In-Name-Only (“RINO”) in their place. But their recent level of disdain for the founding principles of our country is outrageous. Michelle Malkin wrote a great article on the hide-and-seek Democrats and offered this quote;

News Briefs – Volume XVI

News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…

Brief 1:  Pennsylvania’s legislature is earning their money as they consider a ground-breaking piece of legislation.  The legislation, described by Rep. Scott Perry, will allow citizens to defend themselves anywhere you have a lawful right to be…It’s important we are allowed to avail ourselves of our constitutional right to protect ourselves.  Right now, the scales are tipped to criminals or perpetrators, and I want to see the scales tipped back to law-abiding citizens.”  If they can pass the legislation you you would be able to defend yourself without having to flee first.  If this is a “constitutional right” then why do we need a bill to allow it?  Perhaps the saddest thing is not so much that we need this legislation, but that our legislature cannot seem to pass it and that Gov. Rendell seems hesitant to sign it into law.  Maybe there is a critical vote on Pennsylvania’s state cookie.

A Call For Third World Politics

A series of events over the past few months have made me consider the logic of third world politics.  I am not talking about killing people or imprisoning detractors.  That is what happens in places like Cuba, China and Iran.  What I am thinking about is the prosecution of the prior ruling party by the new ruling party. 

holder-ciaMany of us were abhorred by the possibility that Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, is open to investigating and prosecuting members of the CIA for alleged torture of Islamic terrorists.  That sickened me to think that this administration would politicize the folks who have kept us safe for over seven years.  This was strike one.

Ford Draws Short Straw

Henry-FordAbout 75 percent of the members of the United Auto Workers Union rejected a deal that would have given concessions to the Ford Motor Company.  The concessions were reported to be similar to those given to GM (Government Motors) and Chrysler after they received large sums of bailout money.  Ford Motor Company did not take government help and has emerged as the strongest of the “Big 3” American automakers.  Ford was the only U.S. automaker not to file bankruptcy…yet.

Martyrdom or Just Stupid?

essaypic-LThe beginning of the newspaper story seemed fairly innocuous in that the Commonwealth Education Organization (“CEO”) contacted eighth-grade teachers to encourage their students to participate in an essay writing contest.  This was to be the fourth such contest in as many years and the topic was for students to “Explain the difference between a representative republic and a democracy, comparing and contrasting both forms of government.”  That seems like a good subject to challenge students to learn about our system of government.  I wondered how many adults have basic knowledge about our government in an earlier posting that included a question about our democracy.