Monday, March 22, 2010

The Vote Heard Around the World

“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism” Lenin (Communist Leader)

On March 21, 2010, the United States Congress passed H.R. 3590, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In spite of overwhelming public outcry, the leadership chose to spit in our faces and stomp all over the Constitution. The utter arrogance of this action cries out for us to take a stand.

For far too many years the majority of the citizens of this once great nation have sat idly by repeating the same mantra for years "I don't have an opinion, it really doesn't affect me." This has allowed the leadership to develop the mentality that if no one is complaining they must not mind. Do you care now?

All across the nation, States are passing legislation asserting their sovereignty under the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution. The 10th Amendment states that: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." The complete and total federal takeover over healthcare is NOT a power granted under the U.S. Constitution. Therefore the Federal government has over-reached their power!

Individual States have a responsibility to enact legislation that places the leadership on notice that we will not submit to this control of our health care system! Any sitting State leader that does not support this legislation should be removed from office and any candidate that does not support it does not deserve your vote!

Some of you may still be saying "it doesn't really affect me" (although I fail to see how ANYONE can still have that mentality now) how about the fact that EVERY American must have some type of Health Insurance or be fined %695 per year or 2.5% of your income, whichever is greater. Or the fact that the Obama budgets have pushed the spending to up to 25% of the gross domestic product and this bill promises to keep it there. This relates to a 5% deficit OVER the GDP for as far as the Congressional budget Office can see or higher taxes! Pelosi and other Democrats have been eyeing a value added tax i.e. a National Sales Tax.

In this march to higher taxes, high end earners will pay 3.8 percent more in Medicare tax, on top of a promised increase, from 35 percent to 39.6 percent, in their income-tax rate. Every economist worth their salt agrees that raising taxes during a recession will slow of prevent recovery. But what does that matter as long as the Left has the healthcare bill they want. The bill also creates a 3.8 percent tax on interest and dividend income above certain levels beginning in 2013. That’s another growth-killer.

In the long run, the higher taxes on the high end earners and cuts in Medicare and the fiscal trouble of Social Security mean that a Congress down the road will have to either scale back benefits, raise taxes on the Middle Class or both!

When Obama was voted into Office with a 53% majority, it gave the Left a blank check. They truly saw it as the People bestowing upon them the power to change this once great nation. And so they have. But this is still not the end.

As of this writing, there are at least eight States that are filing Federal suit over the passage of this Bill. And like I stated earlier, many more are enacting legislation aimed at resisting the takeover of healthcare by the Federal Government. Senate Republicans are also looking into procedural errors committed during the process that may make the passage of the Bill questionable.

In closing I urge you to finally take a stand for your Country and your way of life. Surely if there is a drop of patriotic blood left within your veins you cannot sit idly by while this complete and utterly disgusting abuse of power takes place. Contact your State Representatives, contact others who aren't in your District and urge them, no TELL them that you expect them to support the Rights of the States under the 10th Amendment! As Thomas Jefferson, one of our great Founding Fathers once said “Whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force." They have assumed those undelegated powers!

If you still aren't convinced this issue affects you wait until they pass Cap and Trade. Then your voices will be too poor to be heard.

Voice your opinion! Voice your outrage! For to be silent is to voice support!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ready Or Not, Here We Come!


Back when times were good and my generation was mostly innocent, we used to play hide and seek.  Everyone knows the object of the game.  Whoever was “It” would have to yell “ready or not here I come” after counting to the agreed upon magic number that allowed one to find an undiscoverable hiding place.  Those were the days.

Unfortunately the ones that are yelling that phrase now are our enemies.  They have struck our interest abroad for years now and on September 11th; they bloodied our nose here at home.  Regardless of your thoughts of President Bush, one thing he did correctly was to punish those responsible (Except for bin Laden who still can’t rear his ugly head for fear of some young Marine sniper turning it into a canoe).  He took the fight to the enemy.  Some of his detractors absolutely kill me when screaming from the heights about the Patriot Act.  I for one had nothing to fear from the Act.  I can’t recall any terrorists or would be terrorists in my email list, nor do I recall anyone overseas that I cared to wire money to.  Was it a grab at individual liberty?  Sure it was.  And we were at war.  Do you think that life simply remained the same during World War 2 here at home?  I think not.  Dire times often call for sacrifice.  Unfortunately we as a people are no longer willing to sacrifice.

After his election, Obama circled the globe on a mission of Muslim appeasement.  In his speech to the “Muslim World” in Cairo on June 9, 2009 he apologized basically for our way of life.  For our involvement in the worlds ills.  Which ones Mr. President? Normandy? Iwo Jima? Indonesia after the tsunami? Over half of this entire planet owes its very existence to the US be it either through donations, food drops, protection etc.  We didn’t appoint ourselves World Police.  It’s the responsibility inherits as the last remaining superpower.

With all of the appeasement and apologizing he also has said he will close the evil Guantanamo Bay prison.  Which by the way holds men that were captured trying to kill our troops?  Ahh yes.  These fine men deserve our rights.  They deserve being tried under our wonderful judicial system. 

Obama has also declared the use of torture as illegal in the US. Wow! Really? Torture was already illegal in the US Mr. President.  I realize you certainly fancy yourself as the messiah, but even you are not responsible for that. 

So what message does all of this send to our enemies? I think its safe to say what there reaction was based on the attempted destruction of an airliner on Christmas Day.  Dear Mr. President, Thanks for all of the kind words Mr. President and for reaching out to the Muslim world.  Oh by the way, we still want to kill you. Signed The Terrorists.

Must it be that clear before he wakes up? Or is there something more at work here? 

The only way to assure that terrorists will not strike us is to destroy them.  I have studied radical Islam at great length (I am a firm believer in knowing thy enemy) and even I know that strength is the only thin they understand.  Constantly being on the defensive is only showing our weakness and it in and of itself IS weakening us.  It is time to recognize the elephant in the room.  It hasn’t been a group of nuns or Boy Scouts that have attacked us.  It has been young Muslim men.  So if you have a group of nuns and a group of young Muslim men about to board a flight, which deserves more scrutiny?  Some will call that profiling.  I call it using common sense.  After all, air travel is not a right it’s a privilege.  Want to fly? Follow the rules.  If the rules say that ANYONE matching a certain profile will garner the most attention then so be it.  Had the Christmas Day bomber succeeded he will have murdered hundreds of people.  This after being a young Muslim male, who bought a one-way ticket and had no luggage and was on a watch list.  Talk about a complete failure of the system.  This is what being on the defense has brought us to. Maybe this really wasn’t an attempted bombing after all.  Maybe he was a patsy that has effectively been used to probe our security.  What Intel do you think they have gathered from this?

Now he has been arrested. Only after constant criticism has Obama finally said “we are at war.”  He is slow to label anything a terrorist attack.  But, at least the poor would-be bomber will get his day in court.  His attorney will make certain that we will gather no intelligence from him. And we will continue to be defensive.

This entire charade will only embolden our enemies.  The attacks that are to come, some of which will succeed and be larger than you can comprehend are inevitable.