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Friday Ramblings: So the Constitution is a rigid idea…Yes it is

Last night I decided I wasn’t going to waste my time watching the president tell me for the umpteen time how he has a plan to create jobs by spending more money we don’t have.  We’ve been there, done that.  So instead I took my lovely wife to dinner, enjoyed a good meal, and came home just in time for the Packers Saints game.  On the way to work this morning I was listening to Mike Church and one of his callers pointed out that our President implied that our constitution was a rigid idea.  So needless to say I had to hear it for myself.  Below is a clip from that part of his speech last night. So if you ever had any doubt where our President stands and how … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, Uncategorized

Unalienable Rights; Does Government Exist to Protect Rights, or to Grant Them?

“A free people claims their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as a gift from their chief magistrate.” Thomas Jefferson We are engaged in an ideological struggle.  The lines are drawn cleanly between the opponents.  One is the side of individual freedom and liberty, born of the American Revolution. The other is the soft (for now) totalitarianism of the nanny state, seeking to grow the government’s level of control over all aspects of human life.    While the words “freedom” and “liberty” tend to evoke reactions to some degree from all Americans, looking at the general ideas behind those words helps us to understand the true nature of the current struggle.  These ideas look to the very view of human nature between the sides, and are important.  The implications … Read entire article »

Filed under: Conservatism, Constitution

Government by the people

Those famous words, uttered by President Abraham Lincoln under a serene sky on November 19th, 1863, have been repeated and used by Americans ever since to succinctly state the uniqueness and beauty of the American experience in Constitutional Government.  Our government existed not for one king, or for a few powerful oligarchs, but for the entire body politic, and in fact, that body were the driving force behind their own governance. It speaks volumes to the man Lincoln was that he could summarize the most incredible system of government in only ten sentences in less than two minutes.  It speaks to the simplicity of the framework of our system that it can be so easily defined.  Unfortunately, I feel Americans have forgot the words … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, Politics

The circle of dictators – from King George to King Barry

In my life, I have been called many things, most often of a pejorative nature (not sure if this speaks more about me or my detractors). But one moniker that has always stuck in my craw has been the fascist label. Being a libertarian that believes in the individual, I believe the use of the term fascist to demean true conservatives is wholly misplaced. My guess is this speaks more to the ignorance of liberals than to the difficulty in defining what truly is fascism. When we think of fascist governments, what first comes to mind is Hitler’s Germany, and Mussolini’s Italy. This is why the left love to call Republicans Nazis, wrongly assuming right thinking individuals desire a fascist government. Let’s analyze what fascism is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, Politics, Progressives, Uncategorized

Our Constitution: Ignorance of Intent

We have all witnessed the massive expansion of the federal government under the current administration.  And whenever something grows in size something else is displaced.  In regard to our government’s growth it has been our individual liberties that have been displaced and this should outrage all of us no matter where we fall on the political spectrum. It should outrage liberty loving people when a government forces healthcare mandates on its people or imposes stiff penalties if they do not comply. It should outrage liberty loving people when a government passes laws that favor big financial banks over smaller banks corrupting our free market system while creating bureaucratic barriers for smaller banks and then calling it financial reform. It should outrage liberty loving people when their elected officials attempt to squelch free speech … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, Federalist Papers, ignorance, Intent

Gentle Thugs

by RightHandMan The Secretary of Transportation was on Morning Joe this week and the self prescribed “small government conservative” Joe Scarborough pitched an idea for the Secretary. His idea was to create a mandate that forced auto manufactures to put cell phone scramblers in cars. Sec. Ray Lahood loved the idea and said, “Well, look, there’s a lot of technology out there now where they can disable phones, and we’re looking at that. A number of those people came to our distracted driving meeting here in Washington and presented their technology, and that’s one way. But you have to have good laws, you have to have good enforcement. But you have to have people take personal responsibility, that’s the bottom line.” With all due respect, this is blatant double talk. If the bottom … Read entire article »

Filed under: 9/11, cell phone scramblers, Constitution, Freedom, Net Neutrality, personal responsibility, ray lahood, secretary of transportation

Trust is a Dirty Word

by RightHandMan “Do you want to play doctor or TSA agent tonight?” Prior to 9-11, going through security at an airport was laissez-faire at best. Since then we have been told to sacrifice more and more freedom for the sake of safety – a safety that would be implemented by our federal government. Proponents would argue that no lives have been lost since these implementations; no successful attacks have been executed from the enemy. This is true – but at what cost? Perhaps you should ask Erin, a mother who writes a blog (ourlittlechatterboxes.com) about speech development delays and cooking. Her most recent post is much different from those in the past. It chronicles a day at the airport where she was sexually assaulted by a TSA official. After being told by a … Read entire article »

Filed under: 9/11, ahmed ghailani, bill o'reilly, Constitution, Gloria Allred, leonard kaplan, michael chertoff, tsa

DOCTOR ZERO: The Crisis of Confidence

Another great one from Doctor Zero. The Crisis of Confidence By DOCTOR ZERO  In the first decade of the new millennium, a great crisis of confidence shook the United States of America. This crisis has cultural and international dimensions. The election of a supposedly “post-racial” black President was meant to achieve a level of racial harmony the public had wearily concluded it could not reach on its own. We could see no remainder from the horrors of the civil-rights era, and public statements of prejudice against preferred minorities resulted in immediate exile from civic life… but the credentialed representatives of minority organizations assured us things were worse than ever. Lacking the cultural confidence to ignore these voices when they degenerated into meaningless blather, Americans outsourced the quest for racial enlightenment to a politician, who the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, DOCTOR ZERO, Free Market, Freedom of Speech, John Hayward

Start Thinking Local

The other morning on my way to work I was listening to conservative talk radio host Mike Church.  He was interviewing co-author of the book “Who Killed the Constitution?” Dr. Kevin Gutzman and the topic being discussed was the upcoming elections and the role of the states.  I had listened to Dr. Gutzman many times before and found him to be extremely knowledgeable and well versed on our Constitution.  This morning was different however; I sensed a more elevated level of frustration in his tone.  It was the kind of tone that someone has when you feel like your banging you head against the wall because no one is really listening.  I didn’t understand it.  Here we are on the verge of bouncing the Democratic majority in both houses out … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2010 elections, Constitution, Dr. Kevin Gutzman, local elections, Mike Church, Politics, States Rights

Cass Sunstein: How Most Conservatives View the Constitution

I actually learned of this video this morning listening to the Glenn Beck radio show.  Glenn Beck has often referred to Cass Sunstein as the most dangerous man in America.  I’m can’t really speak to that but I can tell you that the below video provides a classic example of how progressives view our Constitution and Mr. Sunstein’s opinion of the conservative judge viewpoint. “Some conservative legal thinkers like Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas think that the constitution means what it originally meant“…ummm is there any other way to see it?  Well actually there is another way to see it; it’s called the progressive way.  With the progressive way you will view the Constitution as a living and breathing document that is open to all kinds of interpretation.  They can change it as often as … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cass Sunstein, Conservative, Constitution, Glenn Beck, Justice Scalia, Justice Thomas, Video

Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is No Vice

by RightHandMan The current popular media notion is that the tea party movement and their supported candidates are extreme characters. Mrs. O’Donnell has been accused of being extreme because she dares to promote marriage and sexual purity (an issue high in the voter’s minds). Marco Rubio is radical because he dared say that Social Security needs to change. Glenn Beck is a fanatic because he held a rally to uphold moral standards. Hans Johnson, for the Huffington Post, wrote that the current movement is “like the frenzy of McCarthyism that drove GOP gains” and that the “fluency in [its] fringe ideology and appeals to intolerance now substitute for leadership among conservatives”. There is a huge flaw in this common leftist mind set displayed by Mr. Hans Johnson which is the notion that fringe … Read entire article »

Filed under: Christina O'Donnell, Constitution, extremism, Glenn Beck, goldwater, hans johnson, Huffington Post, Limited Government, Marco Rubio

Constitution Day Online Conference and Celebration

This is some good stuff about the free market and our Constitution from Hillsdale College.  The folks over at the Thomas Jefferson Club blog provide all the information you need to get started! Liberty forever, freedom for all!  … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, Constitution Day, Hillsdale College, Thomas Jefferson Club

The Consent of the Governed

Yesterday I was reading an article that stated that a recent Rasmussen poll says “that only 23 percent of the people in this country believe today’s federal government has the consent of the governed.” What exactly does that mean?  Didn’t we give them consent when we elected them to office?  Or does it mean that they are governing and implementing policies that a majority of Americans are against?  I believe it’s the latter.  Lately I have been hearing a large number of people saying this is not the hope and change they were looking for.  I usually follow up that statement with a question; if this was not the hope and change you expected, than what exactly were you looking for?  Nine times out of ten I get the same response; … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, federal government, governed, Politics, Poll, Rasmussen

Video: Judge Napolitano’s – History of Liberty – The Original Tea Party!

I found this great video from Judge Napolitans’s History of Liberty series.  Enjoy: We need to continue to look towards our past and Founding Fathers to find the solutions to the problems we face today and to help us understand who we are and what we need to do to get back on track.  When we head out to vote this November we need to remember who we are and what we need to do.  The first step in this process and journey to restore the Republic starts with our vote this November on both the national and local scale. Liberty forever, freedom for all! … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Constitution, History of Liberty, Judge Napolitano, The Road to Serfdom Video

Video: Sen. Jim DeMint gets it…the Constitution does limit Congress

Well at least one of our elected representatives in Washington understands that our Constitution which was carefully crafted by our Founders is designed to restrain the government.  If the men and women we have elected to office to safe guard it would actually follow through with their oath ObamaCare would have failed.  The financial reform law would never have been considered because it’s clearly unconstitutional.  Where in the Constitution does it grant the federal government the authority to seize private property?  Because under the new financial reform law it does just that by granting some unelected administrator the power to take over privately owned companies if they make the case that they are a threat to the economic stability of the nation.  This doesn’t sound or feel like the America I grew up in.  This … Read entire article »

Filed under: Authority, Congress, Constitution, Jim DeMint, Obamacare

America, Baseball, and "We the People"

These past few weeks have been tough weeks for America in terms of states’ rights, federalism, our Constitution, and individual liberties.  We witnessed one federal judge strike down key provisions in the Arizona law that enforces federal immigration laws rendering it ineffective and leaving the people of Arizona defenseless to address their overwhelming illegal immigration problem.  Another federal judge steam rolled over rights of a state and its people by ruling that a provision in their state constitution (California Marriage Protection Act) was unconstitutional, nullifying the right of the people to have a voice on key issues in their own state. To make matters worse, our congress voted (63-37) confirm Elena Kagan as our 112th Supreme Court justice, an individual based on her experience and political activism should not qualify her to be one … Read entire article »

Filed under: America, baseball, Constitution, We the People

Is ObamaCare the end of federalism?

Is ObamaCare the end of federalism?  Virginia’s AG Ken Cuccinelli believes so and I agree with him.  Below Mr. Cuccunelli reponds to a question from Greta Van Susteren of Fox News.  ObamaCare is the product of an arrogant federal government that believes it has the power to regulate every aspect of our lives.  That there is absolutely no limits to their reach.  Congressman Pete Stark at a townhall meeting stated that he believes the federal government has unlimited power and can do most anything.  I guess that pesky little charter of negative liberties President Obama referred to no longer limits the power and scope of government.  And if this is the case then AG Cuccinelli’s remarks are spot-on. The truth is there is a large number of elected officials and activist judges that subscribe to the same belief as Mr. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Congress, Constitution, Federalism, Ken Cuccinelli, Obamacare, Pete Stark, Politics, States Rights, Virginia

The illusion of a Republic

We all remember the quote from Benjamin Franklin outside of Independence Hall in 1787 when the Constitutional Convention concluded. Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” Franklin replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” The question is have we kept it or do we have something much different than our founders envisioned?  I believe we have something much different than our founders envisioned and the transformation started about 100 years ago.  This transformation has been greatly accelerated in the last 6 months with the passage of ObamaCare and the Financial Reform bill; two laws that encroach upon individual liberties and property rights.  Two laws that only 50 years ago would have never passed because the people had a better grasp on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Benjamin Franklin, Congress, Constitution, Republic, Rome, united states

Is the Financial Reform Bill Unconstitutional?

With the Senate on the verge of driving a stake through the heart of our free market system with the new and improved Financial Reform bill (H.R. 4173), I question whether it’s constitutional. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s view on this bill can be summed up in the following excerpt: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today highlighted to lawmakers the regulatory tsunami that will develop from the conference base text, including 355 potential new rulemakings, 47 studies, and 74 reports—and potentially dozens more as implementation begins. “This tsunami of new rules and studies will perpetuate uncertainty and fail to provide clear rules of the road,” said David Hirschmann, president and CEO of the Chamber’s Capital Markets Center. “Business needs certainty, and we urge Congress to provide as much clarity as possible to ill-defined … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, Financial Reform, H.R. 4173, Politics, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Video

The Weight of Change

The weight of change is something I live with each day.  I am not the man I was four years ago.  Yes I have always been conservative but not for the right reasons.  You see four years ago I was blissfully living in the illusion that surrounds us each day.  I knew what the Constitution was but did not really know what it meant to me.  I spent a military career raising my right hand every four years swearing to support and defend a document that I was only slightly aware of its importance.  I was the product of a public education that provided a very watered down version of our history and this was back in the 1980s.  So like most sleepers, I fell into a routine of loving … Read entire article »

Filed under: change, Constitution, John Carey

Hey guess what…elections do have consequences

This year so far has been a rough one for our Constitution, individual liberties, the free market system, and pretty much for the survival of our Republic.  The Obama administration along with Democrats in the Congress has decided that they know what’s best for the American people.  Since then the mindset of the majority party has been damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.  It started with the partisan passage of the Health Care Reform Bill that penalizes people with a fine who choose not to sign up for a plan.  However the Obama administration is now calling it a tax instead of a penalty even though nowhere in the bill does it say tax.  This was done to counter the Florida lawsuit by claiming that the government has the right to impose taxes and Florida can do little to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Consequences, Constitution, Elections, Obama

Democrats inch DISCLOSE Act closer to a vote

Well folks it looks like H.R. 5175 better known as the DISCLOSE Act is close to becoming a reality.  After the NRA withdrew their opposition to the bill last week after a reported deal was cut with the Democrats.  It now looks like the Democrats are close to garnering up enough votes to pass the bill.  The NRA did release a statement shortly after the questionable deal was cut.  You can read their statement here. Newsmax.com reported the following on their website:  “Heritage Foundation legal scholar Hans A. Von Spakovsky, a former member of the Federal Election Commission, tells Newsmax that the timing of the legislation indicates its true purpose is muzzling groups that otherwise might freely voice their opposition to Democratic policies in campaign ads.  The Disclose Act, also known as H.R. 5175, is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, Democrats, DISCLOSE Act, H.R. 5175, NRA

Beware: The EPA Cometh

This is a follow on post of yesterday’s post “Does the Constitution matter anymore.”  First off I would like to inform you that my two Senators from North Dakota, Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad voted in favor of allowing the EPA to regulate carbon emissions.  Yes that’s right, two Democrats that represent one of the most conservative states in the union voted along with 51 liberal Democrats to abandon their principles and oath to support and defend the Constitution.  These two Democrats represent one of the largest coal, oil, and agricultural producing states in the nation.  They voted to allow the EPA to regulate carbon emissions in our state.  Fortunately for us and the nation Dorgan is retiring after this term so that is one down, but there is still one to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Byron Dorgan, Constitution, EPA, Kent Conrad, North Dakota

Scarey Stance

by RightHandMan Earlier this week I had a discussion with a friend regarding the bailouts of American banks and businesses.  We both claim to be capitalists and believers in free enterprise, but this friend somehow finds room to support the bailouts. Obviously any argument on this topic will have lots of numbers, theories, and doomsday predictions from both sides.  In the midst of these arguments I asked a question that has become common in my debating arsenal – I asked where Congress and the President got the authority to bailout the banks and various businesses.  Sadly, he did not respond with some terrible translation of the commerce clause as I expected, but instead with, “It doesn’t matter, we needed them (the government) to step in.” This response is becoming too common, even among … Read entire article »

Filed under: bailout, capitalism, Congress, Constitution, Obama Money, president, principles

RESTORATION

A few years back my wife and I found a five piece dining room table set at a garage sale.  The woman selling the set wanted $30 dollars for all of it.  To be honest it was in pretty sad shape.  The chairs were scratched and falling apart.  The finish on the top of the table was flaking off.  Deep scratches and what appeared to be spots of melted wax blanketed the entire surface area of the table.  As I walked around and examined it my wife looked at me and said, “I love it!”  I shot her a bewildered look and said, “Are you kidding me?”  She just smiled as her eyes remained fixed on the object of her desire.  I bent down and looked under the table and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, Founding Fathers, Republic, Restoration, THE CURRENT

Power of the People

by RightHandMan If you missed Gov. Rick Perry’s speech at SRLC this week, you missed a gem. You can view it here. I must say that I was encouraged to hear bold statements against, not only the Democrats, but against the Republicans as well. At one point Gov. Perry states that in early 2009 he was feeling pretty down about the state of the GOP, but then April 15, 2009 and the tea parties changed everything. I too was like Gov. Perry in early 2009 as were many of my conservative friends – discouraged by the trend of the Republican Party. Many believed that we needed a 3rd party, one that actually represented the people and held to the constitutional principles we adore. I think that idea … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3rd party, Constitution, governor rick perry, power, republican party, Tea Party, Weak Dollar

Lessons from Rome: Entertain the people with games

Like many Americans I’m a huge sports fan.  I like a number of different sporting events from NASCAR to football.  Most team sports are a combination of individual effort and teamwork with a goal of winning.  Whether you participate or you’re a spectator, we all tend to get caught up in the games.  For a moment in time our troubles seem to lessen as we cheer on our favorite team or player.  We experience their successes and failures as if they were our own.  Yes that’s right for a moment in time we are distracted from everyday events and all things feel right with sports; we are entertained and happy for it. In the last days of the Roman Republic the senate was corrupt and for sale to the highest bidder. The people were restless with their elected officials as the senate stripped more and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, Founding Fathers, Games, Rome, Sports

Americans Recapturing Their Sense of Destiny

All across this great nation Americans are standing up and pushing back against an out of control government that refuses to acknowledge the will of the people.  They have been called an astroturf movement, racists, right-wing extremists, rednecks, and “teabaggers” by the left and MSM.  The left has continuously bombarded the movement with emotionally charged language and a misrepresentation of the truth.  Now a full three days after an unpopular healthcare bill that was rammed through congress and signed into law by the President, the left along with the MSM are now in full attack mode. They sense a change in the mood of Americans and they know this change could bring an end to the progressive movement in this country.  So their strategy now is to divert attention away from … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, Corruption, Destiny, Healtcare Bill, MSM, Tea Party, Tea Party Movement

Article V: Constitutional Convention Part 1

Most of us are still very upset about the outcome of the healthcare debate in Washington DC.  It has been clear for a very long time that the majority of the American people did not want this type of reform.  This reform will not only bankrupt our nation, but was fashioned with sleazy backroom deals and special favors.  It’s also abundantly clear that Washington DC is out of control and that they no longer hear or respect the voice of a majority of Americans. I have decided that I no longer have the time to waste on these corrupt politicians that would sell out their own family members if it advanced their own personal agendas.  Time is running out on the Republic and it’s time to shift my strategy and change my … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, Constitutional Convention, States Rights

MAinfo: America’s Comeback

MAinfo: America’s Comeback I found this outstanding video at MAinfo.  Thank you Opus for the sharp eye. The power is within each of us to make a difference.  It’s never too late to change the destructive course our great nation is on and get back to the basics.  Remember the Constitution, the Founders and their perseverance and with steadfast determination we will chart a new direction for this nation that takes us back to a time when the Constitution was the law of the land.  They’re not our rulers; they’re our servants and we their masters.  It’s time to remind them of this. Liberty forever, freedom for all! … Read entire article »

Filed under: America's Comeback, Constitution, Founders, States Rights

The American Crisis

From 1776 to 1783 Thomas Paine published sixteen pamphlets known as The American Crisis.  These pamphlets were crafted to inspire the colonists during the turbulent times of the American Revolution.  The first was released on December 23, 1776.  What makes this pamphlet so vital in our country’s history is that Thomas Paine crafted the right words for the right time during the early days of our struggle for independence.  Those words inspired General Washington into action.  The pamphlet, was read aloud to the Continental army on December 23, 1776, two days before the Battle of Trenton.  The first paragraph from it was a call for courage and perseverance. These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, Delaware Crossing, Founding Fathers, George Washington, The American Crisis, Thomas Paine

The "Jefferson Solution"

Last week we were all introduced to the “Slaughter Solution”; a procedural method that could be used to get around the requirements of the Constitution to pass a bill without actually voting on it.  I have read a number or articles both defending and condemning the move. For me any attack on the Constitution needs to met with a swift and overwhelming response.  Most of us picked up the phone and called our representatives, and expressed our deep concerns to some nameless staffer who took down our information and promised to relay our frustrations to our congressman or congresswoman.  I have already done this twice so far this week.  Some have emailed lengthy rants to their representatives about how the Democrats are trying to destroy the Republic using unconstitutional procedures.  … Read entire article »

Filed under: Congress, Constitution, Founding Fathers, Obama, Slaughter Solution, Thomas Jefferson

Political Ethics

by RightHandMan The Democrats have found a way to live up to Senator Pelosi’s “most ethical” promise – change the standards.  It is the same genius that the brilliant AG Joclyn Elders considered when facing the illegal drug problems in America.  If you make the drugs legal then crime rates will drop.  Apparently Mrs. Pelosi sees eye to eye with this philosophy as the self proclaimed sins of yesterday (“the nuclear option” and “the slaughter rule”) are now preferred legislative processes. Most Republicans are enjoying this moment of finger pointing, but I can’t help seeing the American people stuck between the pot and the kettle.  It’s easy to blame today’s hypocritical leaders, but the truth is that this problem is just as much the fault of Republican politicians as it is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Congress, Constitution, ethics, joclyn elders, john edwards, Nancy Pelosi, Politics, rules, speaker of the house, Tea Party, Tea Party Movement

The Public Doesn’t Care How We Shred the Constitution

If you want to know the mindset of the Democrats and what they think of our Constitution, listen to these two morons.  Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy These people are not only ignorant, but in my opinion a threat to our Republic and Constitution.  As far as I’m concerned they are all derelict in their duties in supporting and defending the Constitution.  They have willfully misled the public every step of the way in this healthcare debate and will continue to lie to our faces on issues ranging from Cap and Tax to Immigration Reform.  They should not be allowed to remain in office after this November.  This is not about healthcare; it’s about control.  It always has been.  The progressives want to control every … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chris Matthews, Constitution, Democrats, Healtcare Bill, Slaughter Solution, Unconstitutional

America or Political Party…Time to Choose

Last night I was talking to my mother and we were catching up on all the little goings-on back home in Pennsylvania.  She was telling me about my nieces and her birthday and how the weather was and so on.  The conversation eventually drifted to politics and I could hear in her voice how frustrated she was with Washington DC and all of our elected officials.  She mentioned how corrupt DC had become and how this same type of corruption was seeping into Scranton politics.  As I listened to her venting her concerns, I noticed a hint of apathy in her voice.  Something I had never felt or heard from my mother before. You see my mother is a conservative and she believes in an America that just doesn’t exist anymore.  … Read entire article »

Filed under: Conservative, Constitution, Corruption, Founding Fathers, Political Parties

A World Beyond Washington DC

Last night I sat down and decided it was time to write my North Dakota Representative Earl Pomeroy.  I believe the Republic hangs in the balance and in these next two weeks and we are all going to have to kick in to fight for her.  Pomeroy claims to be a “blue dog” Democrat, but his record of voting with the his progressive party 97 percent of the time screams liberal or maybe even progressive.  I have been receiving emails from his office as of late as to what he is concerned about in North Dakota.  Most of it is softball topics.  Some of it is about deficit spending, fiscal responsibility and so on.  None of it mentions the current healthcare bill.  My guess is he is running a bit scared … Read entire article »

Filed under: Congress, Constitution, Earl Pomeroy, Healthcare Bill, North Dakota

Great Fear | Great Hope

by RightHandMan I am simply amazed by the power the newest grass roots movement has brought to the political arena. It is unlike any that I have seen in my lifetime. This hasn’t been spurred by any politician or dictated by any political party. The movement directs the politicians, not vice versa. What makes this movement most unique is that today’s politicians aren’t simply conflicting with popular views of the American people, but have directly insulted the American spirit – that is liberty. To every great problem there is an underlying ailment. In the world of disease we call them symptoms, in sports there is failure, in business we see revenue loss – but to each sign and symptom, there is a core problem. In today’s political world we see Obamacare, Cap … Read entire article »

Filed under: american spirit, cancer, Constitution, diagnosis, disease, fear, hope, Obamacare, prognosis, surplus, Tea Party, Tea Party Movement, Tides Foundation

The Difference between Anti-government and Limited Government

It’s time for the MSM to stop equating the Tea Party movement with an anti-government movement.  There is a difference between anti-government and limited government.  Now I’ll try to explain this in the simplest of terms and use small words so even the MSM will understand.  Many years ago in the year 1787 our Founders crafted a document that placed limitations on government.  This document is called the Constitution of the United States.  Yes that’s right, the Constitution was designed to limit the powers of government because our Founding Fathers knew all too well the destructive force on liberty and freedoms an all powerful government could have on its citizens.  Now some of the Founders like James Madison believed that the Articles of Confederation, which was the document the colonies used prior to the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Anarchist, Anti-government, Constitution, Founders, Founding Fathers, James Madison, Limited Government, Tea Party Movement