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Another Nail


Chief Justice Roberts handed the American people another nail for our freedom coffin. I knwo that he is a justice that tries his best to interpret the Constitution in accordance with the Authors of our Constitution. So, I will not presume to know more than he does.

I can’t understand how it is lawful under our Constitution for the Federal Government to have the authority to dictate to private sector corporations what they have to cover, cannot do. Yes regulators do that every day. However, the businesses can still decide what consists in their their product.

With that opinion, the Federal Government now controls 1/6th of our economy, along with the automobile industry, the tobacco industry and the unions. What’s next?

PROOF OF IGNORANCE DEBATE


The rhetoric of the Left during the President Reagan years is back. Today the Left fills the news airwaves with new, “Talking Points”. During the Reaganomics years, the primary talking points of the Left used the term, “trickle down economics.” Of course, the Left was wrong, because Reaganomics gave us great economic growth and stability through the President Clinton years. Now, the new slogans used include the terms, “No more trickledown economics, but Middle Out economics.” This is supposed to refer to economics that originate with the middle class and moving out into the marketplace benefiting everyone.

You really do not need an economic degree to see that does not work. The Left whines about billionaires and millionaires getting the tax breaks from what conservatives propose. What they fail to mention, is that the group of people conservatives want to protect and empower are the Small Business people, and the Self-Employed. These two groups of business people are responsible for a large majority of the business world in America. These are also the group affected the most with tax increases, regulations, and OBAMACARE. The Top 1% of income earners has the least amount of effect on the economy, and yet pays a large sum of the taxes collected every year.

The Left’s professional pundits and “Pot Stirrers” want their voting base to concentrate on anyone that generates wealth. According to them, such people are evil and want to keep the poor oppressed. However, their argument fails with the Independents who are the swing vote. They know that such an argument is ridicules and not worth a second thought. That begs the question, why do they keep up the same old attack, arguments and talking points? I believe they only want to “Stir the Pot” of their voter base hoping they will be motivated to get out and vote on Election Day.

The reality of the Free Market Economy is simple. Let the market drive itself, get out the way with overt regulations, and allow the market to correct itself and weed out the greedy, the Swindler, and the fraud. More people are hired, creating more taxpayers, producing more revenue into the Federal and State coffers. That enables American business to do what they do best, and the economy takes care of itself. Creating government jobs and “stimulating” the economy has never had long-term effects.

The Left has a serious problem ever admitting they are wrong and have made bad decisions. They have equally hard time admitting that any of their plans have failed and caused great national harm. For example; The Left will never admit that their strangle hold on American business has been the reason American business, especially manufacturing, has been moved to other countries. Any of these business people will tell you that staying here would have meant bankruptcy and the business closure. It is not because of greed, it is because of survival. In reality, the Left is directly responsible for driving American jobs away and into the economies of other countries. Remember the definition of insanity?

The faster we get these socialist loving people out of our government the sooner our country can recover, if it’s not too late.

More Giberish From the Left


Once again, I find myself asking, “What did you say?” All the apologist for the Attorney General and President Obama are out with the same talking points claiming that the Republicans are being mean hearted people who are restricting the vote of the poor, trying to get Eric Holder fired, and want President Obama to lose the next election because all Republicans and conservatives are racist. That’s right, RACIST.

They claim we are racist because we don’t like what he has, and has NOT done, as President. We are unhappy with the way our economy has tanked, how many people who are out of work and how our returning military personnel can’t work, that was promised them when they went away the first time under President Bush. How did that slip our minds? They also claim we are one a “fishing expedition” about “Fast and Furious” and Carney announced that the AG’s office gave up all the documents long ago, and that the AG was the one that stopped the operation ONCE HE FOUND OUT ABOUT IT. “What did you say?”

If in fact they had turned the documents over, than wouldn’t Attorney General Holder say so during one of his 11 appearances before Congress? Wouldn’t their press partners have blasted the airwaves with shouts of “FOUL” if in fact they could proof Carney’s statement? And how about the arrogant stance of our Ms. Pelosi who said outright that all this is racist, and that she could have had Carl Rove arrested. “What did you say?”  On top of that, their puppet pundits were sent out with talking points claiming that the operation of “Fast and Furious” was started with the Bush administration. “What did you say?”

Is anyone listening? If in fact, “Fast and Furious” started with the Bush administration, than that would be even more reason for the Left to rush out those documents furthering their staunch position that “it’s all Bushes fault.” Here are they? Where is their proof? Is anyone ever going to ask them to PROVE THEIR RIDICULOUS STATEMENTS? While they’re at it, where is their proof that conservatives want to restrict the vote of any native-born, or naturalized American? Asking voters to show some ID before voting to make sure they have the legal right to vote in an American election, is not unreasonable. Of course, unless you’re a far Left person who is fighting to keep their voting base intact, legal or not.

How about some answers and proof? We’re waiting!

ONE MORE TIME, WE ONLY LOOK THIS WAY


“Once again Mr. Holder, we only look this stupid. Turning over a single piece of paper summarizing the 14,000 documents in connection to the Fast and Furious investigation you are withholding is NOT actually complying with the subpoena. Please refer to President Obama’s words he spoke as a Senator with regard another investigation in 2007.”

“Mr. Carney, stop insulting the intelligence of the majority of the America people. No, the DOJ did NOT turn over 7,000 plus documents to the Congress. They turned over SUMMARIES.”

“Mr. Carney, turning documents over to an investigator is NOT the same as turning them over to Congress. Plus, the smirk on your face when you speak is a “neon-sign” that you are not telling the whole truth.”

I am fed up with all this game playing. I am tired of the Left blaming the Right for the exact same conduct the Left has done all their existence. Gone are the days of Statesmen (generic in origin and meaning for those Political Correct readers) who really worked hard at finding compromise so a bill could get passed. Today, the Left’s definition of compromise, reaching across the aisle or finding a concession, is to agree 100% with everything the Left says, wants and puts in writing. Anything else they label as playing politics, “the party of ‘NO’” or failing to cooperating with the President. Of course, when the Left acts like that they accuse the Right of being mean and call conservatives “haters.”

Are there enough independent thinking Americans left that can see through all this garbage and get off their apathy, vote their conscious and get these Socialist thinking people out of power?

This Is Why There Are No Jobs in America


The following story is a great use of the absurd to make a point.

This Is Why There Are No Jobs in America
By Porter Stansberry

I’d like to make you a business offer.

Seriously. This is a real offer. In fact, you really can’t turn me down, as you’ll come to understand in a moment…

Here’s the deal. You’re going to start a business or expand the one you’ve got now. It doesn’t really matter what you do or what you’re going to do. I’ll partner with you no matter what business you’re in – as long as it’s legal.

But I can’t give you any capital – you have to come up with that on your own. I won’t give you any labor – that’s definitely up to you. What I will do, however, is demand you follow all sorts of rules about what products and services you can offer, how much (and how often) you pay your employees, and where and when you’re allowed to operate your business. That’s my role in the affair – to tell you what to do.

Now in return for my rules, I’m going to take roughly half of whatever you make in the business each year. Half seems fair, doesn’t it? I think so. Of course, that’s half of your profits.

You’re also going to have to pay me about 12% of whatever you decide to pay your employees because you’ve got to cover my expenses for promulgating all of the rules about who you can employ, when, where, and how. Come on, you’re my partner. It’s only “fair.”

Now… after you’ve put your hard-earned savings at risk to start this business, and after you’ve worked hard at it for a few decades (paying me my 50% or a bit more along the way each year), you might decide you’d like to cash out – to finally live the good life.

Whether or not this is “fair” – some people never can afford to retire – is a different argument. As your partner, I’m happy for you to sell whenever you’d like… because our agreement says, if you sell, you have to pay me an additional 20% of whatever the capitalized value of the business is at that time.

I know… I know… you put up all the original capital. You took all the risks. You put in all of the labor. That’s all true. But I’ve done my part, too. I’ve collected 50% of the profits each year. And I’ve always come up with more rules for you to follow each year. Therefore, I deserve another, final 20% slice of the business.

Oh… and one more thing…

Even after you’ve sold the business and paid all of my fees… I’d recommend buying lots of life insurance. You see, even after you’ve been retired for years, when you die, you’ll have to pay me 50% of whatever your estate is worth.

After all, I’ve got lots of partners and not all of them are as successful as you and your family. We don’t think it’s “fair” for your kids to have such a big advantage. But if you buy enough life insurance, you can finance this expense for your children.

All in all, if you’re a very successful entrepreneur… if you’re one of the rare, lucky, and hard-working people who can create a new company, employ lots of people, and satisfy the public… you’ll end up paying me more than 75% of your income over your life. Thanks so much.

I’m sure you’ll think my offer is reasonable and happily partner with me… but it doesn’t really matter how you feel about it because if you ever try to stiff me – or cheat me on any of my fees or rules – I’ll break down your door in the middle of the night, threaten you and your family with heavy, automatic weapons, and throw you in jail.

That’s how civil society is supposed to work, right? This is Amerika, isn’t it?

That’s the offer Amerika gives its entrepreneurs. And the idiots in Washington wonder why there are no new jobs…

FORGOTTEN GOD


Jeremiah 2:11 NIV; “Has a nation ever changed its gods? (Yet they are not gods at all.) But my people have exchanged their glorious God for worthless idols.”

The answer to that question is a resounding, YES!” America long ago exchanged God, Who created this land for Himself, the freedom for His people to worship, and the spreading of the Gospel around the World, beginning with the Native American Indians. Once the founders passed away, the commitment to God, His Word and His Will, began to die as well.

Today we find a nation in utter chaos, financial ruin, political upheaval and a divided people. The forces determined to drive God completely out of the culture is gaining strength every year. Churches have become more social oriented than little no recognition of the urgency to have a Godly World View. Compromise has taken the place of commitment, having a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ is almost unheard of. The Prayer Alters in churches have given way for attendees to “dance in the Spirit”. Gone are the days of spending hours at the Prayer Alters in utter humility and repentance, seeking God until we have “prayed through.”

Children know more about famous secular people than they do about what God has to say about how to live a Godly, righteous life that is pleasing to Him. Based on real interviews of over 10,000 teenagers across America, all who claim to being a Christian, that they enjoy “anything-goes-sex”, alcohol, smoking and getting high. They actually believe they can have all they want of the World, and Jesus too.

Looking at the adults and it is easy to see where they get such ideas. Most who claim to be Christian, rarely, if ever, tithe, give to church needs, or witness to the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. Most have cable systems with all the movie channels playing all the filth offered for anyone desiring to consume. The children see the family “pocket book” come alive for “things” and vacations, but no Stewardship to honor God and His Kingdom.

Instead of being “salt and light”, the church has become so much like the world, it’s hard to see the difference. We live in a Society that has great interest in what anyone in the entertainment industry has to say about issues of the day, politics or religion. Ministers are mocked openly in television and movies, and in many shows, they are depicted as the villains. Righteousness and Holiness are made to look extreme and out of touch with the rest of the world, and being a Christian produces mistrust in most of society.

This is a sad commentary of America 2012. It is stated in 1 Peter 4:17-18; 17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And, “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?” NIV

 

THE RIGHT NEEDS A BACKBONE


When is the Right going to develop some real backbone, face the Left with real facts about our nation and economy, and do so with some vigor and conviction? We have only a few genuine Statesmen that have established themselves as Politicians who are not afraid of a confrontation. Some of them are Governor Christie of New Jersey, Senator Rubio of Florida, Governor Perry of Texas and Herman Cain. They represent a small minority of conservative politicians that can be trusted to go to battle over what is right, just and correct. 

However, they too get caught up with the agenda of the Left and do not face the real truth of why our country is such bad shape. For example, I get angry every time I hear someone blame President Bush for the economic mess we have. Here are the facts;

  • According to the Constitution, Congress is responsible for the budget and the spending. It is their decisions that influence the American economy, not the President.
  •  With the loss of the Congress and Senate in 2006 to the Democrats, Pelosi and her gang went to work shoving through their agenda. Yes, President Bush did cave in too much, but it was the actions of the Left that started the downfall of our economy.
  •  The Democrats’ took over all the committees such as Housing (Barney Frank) and the destruction of our economy, especially the Housing Market, began. The LEFT pushed through the relaxing of the qualifications to buy a home. The Left believed that someone barely getting by could take on a home loan on a marketing plan that made the payments cheap in the beginning, but outrageous over time. That is the group of people the Left is concerned about our tax dollars saving. They really don’t care about the family who legitimately entered a contract, lost their jobs because of the mess the Left made in only two years, and had to walk away.
  • Consistent with their normal operating procedure, they blamed President Bush for the problems and anyone who supports conservatism. 

If I could advise conservatives, I would recommend they stay focused on the real culprits’ of the economic mess, stay focused on the solution (in detail) and force the national conversation to be around these points only. Starting with the Romney campaign, let us urge all conservatives to take up this direct confrontation. No more, name calling, and no more “shots”, just focus on the solutions and keep the focus clear on the real contributors of the disaster.

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