Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Abolish Income tax !

Sounds good doesn't it ?
According to our Constitution 2/3 of state legislature's must ask for a Constitutional Convention and then 3/4 of the states must vote for it.
If we started the push today we could have this done within 2 years. Make it a required pledge of your state legislatures that they would vote to abolish the income tax if they are elected.



I mean really, what taxpaying citizen would not want to keep their money ?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Waste, Fraud and Abuse !

Well it looks like the Republicans are going to have a pretty good night tonight. We all know that trying to get real conservative things passed even if Conservatives win big in 2010 will be hard. There is one thing that Conservatives should focus on that is popular with the people; stopping waste, fraud and abuse. Just look at the Acorn videos recently and the $100+ hammers and toilet seats stories from the 80's. Considering that the only thing our government really excels at is waste,fraud and abuse there should be plenty of things ripe for the picking.
I do have a new spin on this that will make it even more popular. Give people commission on what they find. Let's say you find your local public works dept paying $150 for an oil change from their "approved" mechanic. We all know you can get an oil change for around $25 if not cheaper. You turn that in and get 10% of what the government would have overspent on those oil changes for the next year. Think about it, it is a win all the way around. News media will run the story giving good press for politicians pushing the initiative, citizens will get excited about turning things in because they will get a cut,and all along we are trimming our government spending. As a bonus I think it might even make more people excited about the political process as they will see that the people they elected are really interested n cleaning things up instead of protecting the kickbacks they get from all the waste, fraud and abuse.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Truths are always truths no matter when they are said

"It is not high time for the people of this country explicitly to declare, whether they will be freemen or slaves? It is an important question which ought to be decided. It concerns us more than anything in this life. The salvation of our souls is interested in this event. For wherever tyranny is established, immorality of every kind comes in like a torrent. It is in the interest of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice. For they cannot live in any country where virtue and knowledge prevail. The religion and public liberty of a people are intimately connected; their interest are interwoven, they cannot subsist separately; and therefore they rise and fall together. For this reason, it is always observable, that those who are combined to destroy the people's liberties. practice every art to poison their morals. How greatly then does it concern us, at all events, to put a stop to the progress of tyranny."

- Samuel Adams, October 1772

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Laws we can all understand

I have been thinking quite a bit lately about Rep. Conyers comments about "Reading the bill " .
For those that missed it his comments came from a question about reading the healthcare bill to which he responded
“I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill!' What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill? "
Conyers caught a lot of flack about this comment but I think he was more right than he knows.
Our Republic is supposed to be laws for the people by the people.
Why is it that most of our laws are hard to understand even for a team of lawyers.
Let's step back and look at this problem.
We provide a free 12th grade education for every citizen and have for years. Let's consider that an education level of an average 12th grade level is our national average. Anyone that does not have that education level is either mentally disabled or has nobody to blame but themselves.
Now since the laws are for the citizens we should all be able to understand them.
All laws should be written on a 12th grade level. All old laws should be re-written to that level as well.
Until then we are a nation of laws that nobody really understands , not a nation of laws.

Some may wonder why I tagged tort reform in the bottom of this article, very simple with all of our laws written in an way that makes them easy to understand I think it will cut way down on frivolous lawsuits as well as seemingly endless legal maneuvers with the main purpose being the increase of billable hours.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Enhanced interrogations

If you follow the news at all you have heard about the witch-hunt in regards to "enhanced interrogations".
I have heard of all the major things that are, according to the White House, cruel.
Rush brought up something today which is not a new idea but still a good one.
When deciding whether something is needed ask yourself if your family was in danger from someone and the person being questioned had information that could save them how far would you go.
Some would say that this goes too far and the government has the responsibility to use reasonable methods for extracting information.
I disagree with this idea.
I once heard Justice Scalia making a point that I think speaks directly to this issue. I wish I could find a text of the speech so I could get it perfect but I will get the basics of it.
The discussion was on a case where new information came out after a person had been found innocent of a brutal rape. This new information and the fact that the person could not be tried again prompted the father of the victim to kill the rapist. Scalia argued that the government had taken away our rights to defend ourselves and our communities. The idea that we are all familiar with now is that the justice system will be impartial and do a better job that the average citizen. In this case the justice system had failed miserably to do its job of protecting the community and this is why it is a good thing we have jury nullification for this man that should not be put in jail. The justice system had failed him so he was forced to into vigilantism.
Great point Justice Scalia. ;-)
Now putting that into perspective, we the people have charged the government or more specifically the CIA to defend us from attacks carried out by foreigners.
If it was YOUR family that commuted every day across a bridge that was the next target of terrorists how far would you go to get information out of a man that you KNOW is part of that terrorist group.
If you wouldn't go as far if not farther than the CIA has gone then I feel sorry for your family.
For me, I think the interrogation scenes in the movie Inglourious basterds would not be going too far.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Questions for Congress

Watched part one of what looks to be a great week of Glenn Beck.
Here are some questions to ask your Congressmen and Senators.

- Our unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is close to $100 trillion. Is there any way to pay for these programs without bankrupting America?

- We are in so much debt, why spend more borrowed money on cap-and-trade and healthcare programs before we stop the flow of red-ink?

- The stimulus package funneled billions of dollars to ACORN. How does giving billions of dollars to ACORN stimulate the economy?

- If it was so important for congress to pass the stimulus bill before they even had time to read it why has only a fraction of the stimulus money been spent 6 months later?

- Bush said he had to abandon free market principles in order to save them, how exactly does that work?

- Why won’t member of Congress read the bills before they vote on them?

- Why are citizens mocked and laughed at when they ask their congressman to read the bills before they vote on them?

- Was the cash-for-clunkers program meant to save the earth or the economy? Did it accomplish either?

- How did Van Jones, a self-proclaimed communist become a special advisor to the president?

- Did President Obama know of Van Jones’ radical political beliefs when he named him special advisor?

- The Apollo Alliance claimed credit for writing the stimulus bill—why was this group allowed to write any portion of this bill?

- If politicians aren’t writing the bills and aren’t reading the bills, do they have any idea what these 1000 page plus bills actually impose on the American people?

- If the ‘public option’ health care plan is so good why won’t politicians agree to have that as their plan?

- If town hall meetings are intended for the politicians to learn what’s on our mind—why do they spend so much time talking instead of listening?

- Politicians are refusing to attend town hall meetings complaining, without evidence, that they are scripted. Does that mean we shouldn’t come out and vote for you since every campaign stop, baby kiss and speech you give is scripted?

- Why would you want to overwhelm the system?

- Is using the economic crises to rush legislation through congress what Rahm Emanuel meant when he talked about not letting a crises go to waste?

- What are the czars paid? What is the budget for their staffs/offices?

Friday, August 14, 2009

Communism

I was watching The Good Shepherd and it occurred to me, we used to understand as a country the danger of communism , we used to have our FBI, CIA and other organizations doing everything they could to root out the scourge of communism not only in our country but around the world.
Maybe we went overboard on sticking our nose in other countries business but we certainly were doing the right thing in our own country.
Now we see that we have elected a President who has at the very least communist/socialist leanings. He has appointed czars that are outright communists and for the most part we as American citizens are doing nothing about it.
Say what you will about Joseph McCarthy but it would be nice to see a senator with half of his zeal and patriotism root out these czars, expose them for the danger that they are to this country and run the out of office.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

A real conservative on Healthcare/Socialism

Ronald Reagan had it right in 1961. The words were true then and they are still true now. I don't pretend to know if Reagan really firmly believed everything he said in this speech. I know by the time he was President 20 years later he did not stick to them. Give it a listen and tell me what you think ?
A true conservative would be saying these things now, anything less is a RINO.



There are millions of Americans that still believe in these principles and they are screaming now at Town Halls around the country for a leader that will stand by these principles and take them back to Washington !!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bank teller fired for doing his duty

For those of you that have not seen the story a bank teller lost his job for stopping a bank robber.
Yes, I understand that he violated bank policy by doing it.
What really bothers me is why is that bank policy ?
It just makes no sense why a bank or any business would have a policy that says please come rob me I will give you freely anything you want.
I assume the reason for these types of policies is because of lawsuits which is something you will see me discuss in another post later.
What really bothers me is people's attitudes about this type of thing.
My first reaction was great job and how dare this bank for firing him.
After discussing it with others their reactions shocked me.
Let's take a look at a few of them.

1. How dare he do that , he had no right to put other people in that bank in danger.
Seriously ?! The bank robber put those people in danger. That teller had a right to defend himself and a civic duty to stop a robbery in progress.
2. That money is insured by FDIC why put people in danger ?
As far as danger see answer to #1 on the insurance , who do you think pays that insurance ? Do you not realize that every time insurance has to pay out a claim all of our costs go up ? Lets not forget that this guy would have probably done it again or maybe something worse had he not been stopped by this brave employee.
3. Most of the time a robber doesn't want to hurt you it is only when people try to resist that they get hurt. Or along the same lines and this if from the cop interviewed in the article; it is always better to be a good witness.

We are being raised as a nation of helpless cowards. Taught from early on go get an authority figure to protect you.
I have news for you people and this has been upheld by The Supreme Court , the police have NO obligation to protect you and no matter how hard they try there is little chance when you really need them that one will be around in time to protect you.
I always think back to the New York subway killings a few years ago whenever something like this comes up.
A man walked down a crowded NYC subway car killing people stopping to reload and nobody did a thing about it. At least when he stopped to reload you would think someone would have got up and tackled they guy but they didn't.
This type of situation is a direct result of years of indoctrination telling us to just curl up and wait for help.
We are not capable of handling anything ourselves and need the nanny state to come rescue of from every problem.
Stand up people remember your right to defend yourself.
I only hope that Jim Nicholson ( the bank teller ) is recognized for his courage and picked up by a business owner who wants an employee that cares about his job and his community.

Been away too long

Yes I know I have been away too long. No good excuse just been suffering from change blindness but then again I guess we all are.
There has been so much going on lately.
So many things happening and on the verge of happening that go in the category
"Don't be ridiculous. They would NEVER do that in America."
Wake up people things are changing at a very rapid pace.
Don't get me wrong, it's not that we are really going in a differnt direction. Bush was taking us to the same destination and McCain would have as well.
It is just that at the pace we were going we would have been there in forty years , now we are headed there in four.
I will do my best to be better about posting.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

War on Poverty

We as a nation spend billions on welfare public housing and food stamps every year.
What do we get for our money ? A few people that need help get it but for the most part we have generations breeding more generations to be dependant on a handout to live. Our public housing are drug infested cesspools that do nobody any good.
Let's see what a little common sense could do for this problem.
1.Mandatory drug testing for all family members on welfare food stamps or public housing. If you have money for drugs you don't need my money. Fail one drug test and no more of money for you ever. Don't want to be tested for drugs ? Fine you don't have to just don't ask taxpayers to take care of you.
2.Public housing is housing that taxpayers pay for. Most housing projects have cops or security on staff. Random and frequent searches for drugs, stolen property or any other illegal activity should be a regular occurence. Don't want your apartment searched on a regular basis ? Fine , pay your own bills.
3. If you are on government assistance then birth control should be mandatory. If you are on it for over a year then it should be of the surgical variety. Don't like that ? Don't come to taxpayers and say you can't feed your kids and expect us to keep paying for you to be a baby factory.
I think all of these are great ideas but if we instituted just one I think we would see a drastic improvement in the problems of public housing, welfare and food stamps.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The American Tea Party Anthem

For those of you that haven't heard or heard of Lloyd Marcus you are missing a treat.
Lloyd has wrtitten The American Tea Party Anthem and no tea party would be complete without the song being played. It is available on itunes so go get it now.
Lloyd will be performing live at the Sacremento tax day tea party and Neil Cavuto will be broadcasting live from the event. Check to see if you have an event in your area and get out and support the cause !

Monday, March 30, 2009

US Postal Service bailout ?


In the wake of the USPS saying last week they will need a bailout to survive I thought I would share a recent experience.
I was at my local post office dropping off a handful of mail at the outside drive-thru box. There was an employee with his head inside the back of the box collecting mail so instead of dropping it through the slot and onto him I reached out further in an attempt to hand it directly to him. The employee went into a near panic exclaiming "I am not allowed to take mail directly from customers , you have to put it in the slot." My initial reaction was that this was a joke so I smiled , almost laughing and extended my hand out further to hand it to him. The employee looked around several times in all directions , then sheepishly took my mail and quickly put it in his box. No doubt he broke some union/government regulation in the process.
Now you may read this and think this is just a funny story , I disagree , this is a small example of the cancer that unions and governmet regulations have brought to hundreds of companies that are now "to big to fail" in reality all of these companies are too regulated to succeed.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Glenn Beck = Howard Beale

We could all learn alot from this guy !!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Solution to AIG problems

Um.... Mr. President, it is pretty obvious that everyone knows by now that you had a hand in the AIG guys getting their bonus's. If you really want to show the public change then get together with Dodd, Geithner and everyone else involved in this backdoor deal and come completely clean about it. Now THAT would be change they could believe in.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

9-12 Project !!!!!!


Do you remember how we all felt on 9-12-01 ?
Yes we had been kicked in the teeth the day before but we all seemed to know that we would pull through if we all pulled together and took care of our own friends and families !!!

Glenn Beck had a great show Friday and he is the man behind a movement that I hope catches on, WE SURROUND THEM !!!
Check out the website http://the912project.com/ which btw has been brought to its knees several times in the last 24 hours due to so many people visiting the site.

I will give you the first lines from the mission statement;
Mission Statement
This website is a place for you and other like-minded Americans looking for direction in taking back the control of our country. It is also a place to find information that will assist you in navigating the rough waters we face in the days, weeks and months ahead.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Update to Stockpile of Weapons near nuke reactor

Mike Flemming from WREC 600 covered this story today on his show.
I would like to give a bug thumbs up to Mike for giving this some of his time while other reporters dismissed it with comments like "If thetre was anything to worry about the ATF would have given us a press release." So much for investigative journalism. As usual talk radio and the internet are the only place to get to the bottom of things.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Stockpile of Machine Guns and explosives near Nuclear Power Plant

According to the Arkansas Times

Randeep Singh Mann of Russellville was taken into federal custody Wednesday after explosives found buried in a field matched explosives found in his garage.
On Tuesday, the Pope County Sheriff's Office responded to a call by London city employees who'd found buried in a plastic bag in a field a munitions canister containing 98 grenades -- 40mm HE, M406 rounds -- and an M781 practice round. The grenades were designed to be fired from an M79 or M203 grenade launcher. The location was 875 feet from Mann's home, the complaint says.

Below is a map of the house you will notice the smokestacks behind the house , that is a Nuclear Reactor !
800 meters away from the house !!!!

WHY is anyone allowed to live that close to this facility ?!

Just a terrorist attack waiting to happen and NOBODY in the media will even cover this part of the story, I guess investigative journalism is gone.



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Monday, March 2, 2009

The Voice of Common Sense, Paul Harvey

For the first time in my lifetime we are starting off a week without the friendly and familiar voice of Paul Harvey.
He had a knack for keeping things simple and keeping them interesting as well.
I remember a Paul Harvey commentary on hidden taxes years ago that started to open my eyes about politics. Who could forget the "The Rest of the Story" ?
It appears that his website www.paulharvey.com/ is down right now and being re-directed to http://www.abcrn.com/harvey/
If you have never heard of Paul Harvey then you have missed a great man, I know he made my life a little richer each time I heard his voice.

Friday, February 27, 2009

$900 Million in aid to Gaza ?

Excuse me Mr. President but did I see this right ? We are giving $900 million in aid to the Palestinians ? Have you looked at the news lately ?! Have you checked out the stock market our national debt or current deficit you do realize things are a little tight right now don't you ?
Not to mention the fact that Hamas is in control of Gaza right now, this aid will go to Muslim terrorists, do you happen to remember 9/11 , we are kinda in a global war on terror right now Mr President. Do you think maybe just maybe it would not be a good idea to give our enemies $900 million ?

Secretary of The Department of Common Sense

With all the appointments of department heads going on lately it got me thinking. They have not yet appointed the Secretary of the most needed department in Washington, The Department of Common Sense !
What is needed is a common citizen, you know the type of people our founders envisioned to occupy all of the political offices.
If we just had one person who could look over things going on in Washington and apply some common sense we just might make some progress.
If you see something particularly stupid that someone in our government is doing e-mail it to the secretary and we will make our verdict.