May 3, 2010
In a recent speech given by president Obama at the U of Michigan, Obama didn’t encourage the next leaders of our nation, economy etc to become the great thinkers and doers of tomorrow, but he bashed opponents who disagree with his idea of large government becoming the answer to all of our problems: “But what troubles me is when I hear people say that all of government is inherently bad,” said Obama, who received an honorary doctor of laws degree. “When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening foreign entity, it ignores the fact that in our democracy, government is us.”
Where do I start? First off let me address the idea that someone is saying all government is bad. No one is saying that, except the anarchists who are CRAZY. If there is too little government, things WILL fall apart. That is what led to the Constitution. The Articles of Confederation were so weak that the states were doing whatever they wanted and acting like their own countries. The Constitution was made so that the federal government was just strong enough to bond the states together and that’s it. Too much government leads to tyranny. The founders put us closer to anarchy, but far enough away that we’d stick together.
Secondly, our founders DID speak of government as a NECESSARY evil. George Washington said “Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” They saw that we needed a government, but wanted to seriously constrain it so that our own would never enslave us as the British did. That is why a strict interpretation of the Constitution is the only true interpretation. Activist judges have lead us down the road to totalitarianism, we are almost there. The IRS has been given new powers to enforce the health care mandate, the IRS is seeking out individuals with ‘combat experience’ as well as ordering new shotguns. Why does a tax collection agency need new shotguns and 16,000+ agents, some with combat experience? But I digress.
Lastly, nitpicking a bit, we are not a democracy but a republic. Our president can now, not only be titled ‘The Worst President of Our Lifetime and Beyond’, but historically stupid as well. Bravo Mr. President, or should I say (in honor of the bashing of the ‘irresponsible’ actions of Arizona) Senor El Presidente.
March 22, 2010
Yes my friends, now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. This health care bill has passed. Now comes the time for legal action, civil disobedience and all other manners of opposition that we are legally entitled to as United States citizens. Now is the time for states to pass laws unbinding themselves from this burden that has been placed on their shoulders. Now is the time to call for the impeachment of Barack Obama for unconstitutional actions. Now is the time for citizens to refuse to adhere to an unconstitutional infringement upon their liberties. Now is the time for all good men to act.
Now is the time for Republicans and conservatives to restate their opposition to this bill and their commitment to having it repealed. Now is the time for Republicans to gear up to make sure that Barack Obama is a one term president. It is the time to ensure that Nancy Pelosi never again becomes the Speaker of the House, that once respectable house of the people that is now little more than an enclave of corruption, arm twisting and bribery, that once honorable institution that is now little more than a partisan playhouse wherein one party passes groundbreakingly bad legislation over the will of the people. Now is the time for all good men to act.
This bill will do nothing to address the problems with health care but will cause massive amounts of new problems. New government programs will allow for more red tape, less innovation, more taxes and worse care. This bill will provide federal funds for abortion despite Obama’s symbolic gesture of an executive order disallowing abortion funding. Stupak was duped and he screwed the American people with his vote. My prayer is that he will be replaced with a true pro-lifer. A conservative Republican. Now is the time for all good men to act.
Nothing we can say or do will remove the fact that socialist democrats have passed the most marxist, statist piece of legislation in the history of our proud Republic. But what we can say and do is repeal it before the damage is done. We must take this fight to the conservative Supreme Court and have it nullified by showing it’s true constitutional problems. This bill can be defeated even now, repealed, annulled, nullified. It can be and it should be. Let every Republican now raise his/her voice in support of taking this bill to the SCOTUS. It is the time for every Republican challenger and incumbent run on the repeal of this monstrosity. Now is the time for all good men to act.
I watched the whole spectacle yesterday. Starting at 1:30 in the afternoon I watched as Pelosi and co. were heckled by angry protesters all the way up to 11:45 P.M. after the final vote was cast. I watched as socialist dems cheered the demise of freedom in America. It was then that I swore in my wrath that I will do everything in my power to bring America back to where it was when I was a child. Where it should be according to the Constitution and our founding fathers. It is my time to do everything I can to support conservatives and Republicans like John Boehner, Michelle Bachmann and Mike Pence who resolutely fought this bill and continue to do so. Now is the time for all good men to act.
“Almighty God, Creator of all things, Upholder of the universe, we come before Thee today to ask that You not remove Thy gracious hand of blessing from our land. I ask that Thou put within the hearts of Americans a contrite spirit, that we might return to Thee and repent of our wicked ways. We ask that Thou protect our leaders, but that Thou might convict them and cause them to turn against this bill that dishonors You through the slaughter of the unborn. Please Lord we beseech Thee, save our land. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I pray, amen.”
March 12, 2010
The left’s obsession with banning ‘assault weapons’ is fascinating. They tout the weapons as machine guns, full blown war fighting weapons that are more relevant in Chechnya than in Chatanooga. But the truth is, the left is using propaganda to sway voters minds and to try and enforce ever more restrictive gun laws and thereby take away Americans’ second amendment rights.
Assault weapons are little more than military weapon look-alikes. They are not machine guns, when one pulls the trigger bullets do not fly out in bloodbath inducing regularity. One pull of the trigger equals one bullet. The difference is that, like handguns, you can keep pulling the trigger and bullets keep coming out, unlike traditional rifles or hunting weapons which after you fire you need to reload. Some of the weapons include militaristic features such as pistol grips and flash suppressors. However, criminals do not prefer such weapons in many cases as they prefer easy to conceal and carry handguns. Therefore, by grabbing the long guns off of citizens, the government is making Americans less safe.
The framers of the Constitution knew that firearms had many purposes. Thomas Jefferson touted guns as for sport, preferring the use of firearms to games involving balls. Washington and others used firearms to hunt, both for sport and for food. However, they also knew that guns are essential to the rights of a free people. Tyrants don’t rule when the people are armed. That is the basis of the quote “when the people fear the government there is tyranny, but when the government fears the people there is liberty.” Guns are essential to the repulsion of foreign invasion as well as domestic oppression. The founders knew this and the reason that we ultimately did win against the British in our war for independence was because ordinary citizens took up arms and became citizen soldiers.
I’m not advocating the purchase of assault weapons. I don’t personally see the need of owning one myself. However, I do see the folly in taking arms out of the hands of lawful owners. My family owns several weapons. We have never once committed a crime with those weapons nor have we been tempted to. Weapons are not the problem, the problem is the fallen state of sinful man. Banning weapons doesn’t fix anything, it just makes the lawful owners less able to defend themselves from the criminals that will get guns regardless of gun laws. So, as a proud conservative and gun rights supporter, STOP TRYING TO BAN GUNS!!!