Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each state, chosen by the Legislature thereof for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. - Original version of Article 1, Section 3, Clause 1 of the United States Constitution.
There was a reason for the legislature of the various states to have ultimate control over who was the Senator. While it might be hard for progressives to swallow, but the Founding Fathers believed the United States should be a Republic for which it stands one Nation under God, and that includes the various states having an equal vote in the United States Senate.
The Founders established the House of Representatives to be the voice of the people, but the United States Senate was established to be the voice of the states, and the states alone. Being important for America, is that the people of the United States have a voice in the House, but it was just as important for the states to have an equal voice in the Senate, so legislation that infringed on the tenth amendment or was bad for the states, would be defeated.
Not to mention, the Founders believed in states rights, and that the states deserved just as much of a voice at the table via the Senate, as the people have via the House. Before the progressive era, the tenth amendment meant alot.
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years, and each Senator shall have one vote. - 17th amendment to the United States Constitution.
During the progressive era, nothing was safe. Knowing that elected representatives of the United States Senate would oppose much of their agenda, progressives sought the destruction of all Constitutional barriers to their utopia agenda, including one of the longest standing passages in the Articles of the Constitution.
Because of that change, we now have Senators such as Senator Nelson of Nebraska, who ignores the will of the Nebraska people, Governor, and legislature without regard for the effects of horrific legislation on the populace. If the 17th amendment was to be repealed, we would have folks who were elected to represent the states as a whole, and restore another piece to the Republican form of government puzzle, which has been missing..
Repeal the 17th amendment? Right on! This is America, we are a Republic, not a damn Democracy.
What say you?
at 1:31 PM
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
A campaign that wasn't supposed to be
In a township of just 1,600 voters, the race for Town Supervisor in little known Richmondville New York, put a whole new meaning to the phrase, "every vote counts". Just a few weeks ago, a small, yet hot blooded town of 3,000 citizens, was in the midst of one of the most interesting elections one person could ever encounter.
Supervisor John Barlow (R) wasn't supposed to be running for re-election, as the death of his beloved wife of decades and the loss of his leg because of diabetes, painted a bleak picture for the future of the longtime Councilman and one term Supervisor, however, due to lack of another Republican to run for the seat, Barlow decided to run for another term, and perhaps his last two years in public office.
Local Republicans were concerned with the electoral chances of Supervisor Barlow, as his ability to campaign was limited, and the campaign consisted of a few advertisements in the paper, a local appearance touting local Republicans seeking elected office, final weekend campaigning of a few supporters, and a last minute mailer to the voters of Richmondville.
Facing off against John Barlow was Scott Bennett, an inexperienced Councilman whom was just elected to the Town Board in 2008, the longtime Democrat was running a strong campaign, however, with the 2009 economic recession affecting Americans all across the Nation, experience was golden for candidates across the board.
With the 2009 elections nearing, the Supervisor election was expected to be a nail biter, as the longtime Republican councilman who was elected as Supervisor with under 50% of the vote in 2007, because of fractures amongst left-of-center voters, would tout his years of service to the Town, and the experience he could provide during these tough times, something his Democratic opponent could not offer.
Its amazing, candidates will spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on a local election over the timeline of months, and it all comes down to just fifteen hours of voting. The polls opened as a beautiful morning was just beginning, however, nightfall would bring a long night of wondering as Republicans and Democrats watched the results stream in.
Turnout was respectable, however, those who remained on the sidelines must have regretted their choice of ignoring an important local election, with the closest election I have ever witnessed.
With all votes counted, Supervisor John Barlow trailed his Democratic opponent by a margin of just two votes, with dozens of absentee ballots yet to be counted. The feeling was unrealistic, that such an important election, could come down to so few voters, a wake up call for those who dismiss their sacred vote, a vote secured through two hundred years of Americans fighting for freedom.
Two weeks later, the local Board of Elections counted the last of absentee ballots in the Richmondville Supervisor election, the full measure of a the American vote was realized on this morning, as it was announced Supervisor John Barlow was re-elected to the highest office in this small town, by just one vote.
346 citizens voted for John Barlow, 345 citizens voted for his Democratic opponent, 80 citizens skipped this election while filling out their ballots, and one vote was void.
What to learn from this election
The next time someone declares "your vote doesn't count", I want you to remember the Supervisor election in a little town, the United States Senate election in Minnesota, and the close Congressional elections in both of New York's special elections in 2009.
Your vote does count, please don't waste it.
On a side note, the 2009 election was not just a great testament to the value of the American vote, but it appeared as though John Barlow was revitalized, as though a man was born anew. Another testament of this election, never give up, even during the worst of times.
at 2:30 PM
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
This health care battle is not to just defeat socialism, the destruction of the greatest health care system in the world, and to defend freedom at all costs. This battle is also about the United States Constitution, and whether we as a Nation will follow the words of freedom, small government, and Individualism.
The United States Constitution is specific, it details the freedoms the government must protect at all costs, and leaves all other rights to the various states in the land, and the people of the United States, while at the same including the rules of governing for the United States, a perfect balance.
Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution has a detailed list of what the United States Congress has Constitutional authority over, and absent from the list, is government run health care, along with the lacking of authority to mandate the American populace to purchase something or else be sent to jail.
The tenth amendment of the United States Constitution is specific about who controls the powers not delegated to the federal government, "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.", notice it does include Congress, the Executive branch, or congressional Democrats.
Besides for the facts, that the proposed health care plans will raise taxes, push the destruction of Capitalism, give the government more control, install a health care system which does not work, provide for taxpayer funded abortions, jail Americans who just want their freedom, raise costs, add trillions more to the national debt, allow illegal immigrants to receive health care, provides for millions of Americans to receive something they have no right to (health insurance), pushes individual freedom and personal responsibility down the toilet, and will lead to lower survival rates, fewer doctors, and rationing, all Democratic legislation proposed is against the Constitution.
In the end, just one document counts, the United States Constitution. It is about time, we focus more on what it declares, instead of what proponents of government health care demand.
If this legislation does pass, I hope Conservative lawyers across the Nation will launch lawsuits against the legislation, reach the United States Supreme Court, and the Justices will rule the legislation as unconstitutional. If that does not happen, America is over, once and for all.
at 2:05 PM
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Congressman Walt Minnick (D - Idaho's 1st congressional district) has just sealed his defeat in the 2010 congressional elections, as the first elected Democrat to the United States House of Representatives from Idaho in decades, Minnick was expected to have a tough election next year, however, after his "aye" vote this afternoon on H.R. 4173, his defeat is guaranteed.
Congressman Walt Minnick was elected to the House of Representatives as a fiscal Conservative, while having a liberal belief system on all other issues. During his first term in the House of Representatives, Minnick has voted as a fiscal Conservative on most if not all economic related legislation, however, this afternoon Minnick supported legislation that can be described alone as fascist.
According to Open Congress, The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 will "overhaul regulations in the financial sector. It would establish a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency to regulate products like home mortgages, car loans and credit cards, give the Treasury Department new authority to place non-bank financial firms, like insurance companies into receivership and regulate the over-the-counter derivatives market.", in other words - more government control.
This legislation is awful and pure evil, as it will establish more government control over the economics of Americans and businesses alike, the United States Chamber of Commerce has launched an advertisement campaign against the legislation, and all 175 Republicans present this afternoon voted against the legislation, with 27 Democrats opposing the legislation as well.
Congressman Walt Minnick, a supposed "blue dog Democrat" from Idaho, supported and voted for this horrific legislation, which will allow more government interference into the private market, push our economic system to resemble a fascist regime instead of a Capitalistic system, and provides for a 6 billion dollar bribe to appease the corrupt Congressional Black Caucus.
Several Conservative Republicans are running against Minnick, all of them deserve our support as they seek to reclaim Idaho's first congressional district as a Conservative Republican district, with real fiscal Conservative representation.
Rollcall on H.R. 4173 - http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll968.xml
6 Billion dollar bribe for CBC - http://michellemalkin.com/2009/12/10/barney-frank-gives-in-to-congressional-black-caucus-shakedown-crew/
-- Tim K.
at 5:52 PM
Eliot Spitzer, the former Governor of New York who resigned after his sexual exploits with numerous prostitutes was exposed, is considering a run for the Democrat nomination, to be the Democratic candidate for State Comptroller. Thomas DiNalopi, the current Comptroller who was elected to that position via the state legislature after Alan Hevesi resigned (another Democrat violating the law), is considered a weak Democratic candidate for the 2010 elections, and thus Spitzer might be an appealing candidate.
New York is one of the most unstable governments in the Union, as the state is deep in red ink, we have one of the most incompetent Governors ever to be in office, the corruption of Democrats has spread since all branches of Government are controlled by Democrats, and now we have the possibility of Eliot Spitzer running for public office again.
Can it get worse?
It was bad enough the people of New York elected Spitzer in the first place to the executive branch, than as Governor he screwed the people of New York in regards to public trust, misuse of state troopers, not to mention he broke the law numerous times, and was pushing legislation to allow illegal immigrants to have drivers licences in New York, when they should not be in the United States, at all.
Knowing the voters of New York, I wonder if Spitzer would be denied election to serve as Comptroller, considering New York is the state of Senator Schumer, Congressman Rangel, Congressman Owens, Governor Paterson, among numerous other corrupt Democrats who use public office as a personal trough.
I would not trust Eliot Spitzer with a female member of the human species, why would the citizens of New York trust the dirtbag with one ounce of power, let alone the duties of auditing government operations and the state retirement system. If Spitzer runs for Comptroller, I hope the citizens of New York have at least one minuscule ounce of ethics and the rule of law left inside of them, because if Spitzer was to be elected, I would file a lawsuit against the citizens of New York for stupidity.
While Spitzer is just considering a run at this point, I guarantee, if Spitzer does run for State Comptroller, I will invest all hours of the day to defeat this scumbag, as he has no place or right to be within a mile of public office, after the disgusting behavior he exhibited as Governor of New York.
Need another reason to vote GOP? "Join the Democrats, in a movement based on the beliefs and actions of Bill Clinton, Max Baucus, Eliot Spitzer, and Congressman Rangel."
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Yesterday, it was reported Senator Reid compared those who opposed the Democratic legislation in regards to health care, are the same as those who defended slavery, and he said so on the floor of the United States Senate. Republicans and Conservatives alike are demanding an apology, as Democrats are reaching a new low in comparing those who are standing for freedom......to those who enslaved men against their will.
Does it surprise me?
No. Considering we have been called terrorists, racists, Nazis, un-American, evil, and accused of supporting a health care system, where the plan for Seniors is "die". It is funny, because the health care plan the Democrats are pushing, will raise the debt, increase taxes, lead to rationing of seniors, the destruction of freedom in the health care market, violates the Constitution, etc. sounds like the evil plan to me.
Senator Reid's ignorance in regards to historical facts is saddening, thus Isaac Hayes, a candidate for the Republican nomination, and soon Republican candidate for Congress in Illinois second congressional district, in which he will face off against the corrupt Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., released a brief press release schooling Senator Reid.
CHICAGO - December 8, 2009: The following statement was released today by Rev. Isaac C. Hayes, the GOP nominee for Congress in IL-2, and opponent of . (D-Ill.) in response to (D-Nev) comparing opponents of heath care reform to opponents of the emancipation of slaves:
“Harry Reid’s rush to use race in the health care debate is exactly why we should not rush this bill” said Hayes. “History reveals that it was Mr. Reid’s Party that opposed the emancipation of slaves and the that was the vanguard of freedom. A brief review of history will record the abolishing slavery and the Republican Caucus voting in a larger percentage for Civil Rights legislation than their Democratic counterparts. It is quite evident Mr. Reid has not read a history book or the bill he wants to force through.”
Isaac Hayes is the real deal, a candidate all Americans should be supporting in his fight against Jesse Jackson Jr., though considering the district is one of the most Democratic in the state, it leaves little room for a good Republican to be elected. However, I can feel a tide turning in America, perhaps Isaac Hayes is apart of that tide. Isaac Hayes was interviewed two months ago by a conservative website.
Senator Reid belongs to the political party of oppression.
Senator Reid belongs to the political party of hate.
Senator Reid belongs to the political party of slavery.
Senator Reid belongs to the political party of weakness.
Senator Reid belongs to the political party that is pushing the destruction of the greatest health care system in the world, along with Capitalism, freedom, the United States Constitution, while using bribes, payoffs, and threats to pass a health care plan no-one wants.
My fellow Conservatives, we must work to defeat Senator Reid next election, and we must work to promote great Republicans such as Isaac Hayes.
Isaac Hayes for Congress - http://www.isaachayesforcongress.com/
Monday, December 7, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Political correctness is on the move, meaning the forces of tradition, freedom, and common sense need to unite for yet another fight. The next target of political correctness - the official name of the state of Rhode Island, which is Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. In a stunning case of ignorance, racebaiters and political correctness hacks are claiming the official name of Rhode Island, which includes the word "plantations" is insulting and a black mark on the state in regards to slavery.
There is just one problem with the claims, the original name of Rhode Island, was Providence Plantations as named by Roger Williams, with Providence in regards to divine providence, and Plantations in regards to the British term for colonies. After internal problems within Providence Plantations, Roger Williams was able to unite the colony and applied for a charter, with the revised named of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
The charter was issued to the "Incorporation of Providence Plantations in the Narragansett Bay in New England." It gave the people power to govern themselves, but was simply a charter of incorporation and contained no land grant.2 The town of Warwick had now been founded, and the four towns were united under the new charter. But the union was short-lived. Coddington, in 1648, obtained a separate charter for Portsmouth and Newport. But this action was not satisfactory, and after a bitter quarrel of several years the four towns were again united under the charter secured by Williams.
After the Restoration, however, this charter granted by Parliament was not considered valid, and in 1663 Roger Williams secured from Charles II a second charter for "Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," which confirmed the privileges granted by the first, made a land grant, and provided that no one be molested "for any difference in opinion in matters of religion.
Even with the facts easily at hand, political correctness is still roaring towards the destruction of the official name of Rhode Island, which has been in place for over 300 years. Meaning the heritage of Rhode Island, the tradition of their longstanding name, and freedom itself will be on the ballot next year, as voters will have the opportunity to either defeat or appease political correctness, and incorrect facts.
William Jacobson, the well known blogger who operates Legal Insurrection, opined on this upcoming situation just last month, and provided this article when answering an email requesting comment.
My home state of Rhode Island is quirky place. We still celebrate Victory Over Japan Day in August, although the name was changed to VJ Day and then to Victory Day, in a nod to political correctness. Now there is a move afoot to change the name of the state for similar reasons.
The official name of Rhode Island is "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations." Voters will have a chance in 2010 to remove the reference to "Providence Plantations" as part of a referendum pushed by advocates who argue that the reference to "plantations" is insensitive to blacks and perpetuates a racist image.
Mr.Jacobson believes the referendum will fail, however, liberalism as evil as it is, never takes a minute off from its destructive agenda, and neither should we. The advocates of this political neutering of Rhode Island's official name are idiots, regardless of their claims, because the historic name has nothing to do with slavery and does not perpetuate a racist image with a sane individual.
This is not just a issue for Rhode Island, it has national implications. If we lose this fight in Rhode Island, to where the non-racist official name of a individual state is smeared and destructed because of political correctness, what will occur in the other 49 states across America? Will all names that have one reference to race, slavery, or the word "plantations" be targeted for execution?
I hope not, for the sake of freedom, tradition, and heritage. The Founders warned us about the meanings of words being changed, well........we are now at a point where the meanings and historic value of words are being manipulated or incorrectly presented as to fit the political agenda of political correctness.
Dangerous times indeed.
Also, if plantations is causing folks to have a racist image of Rhode Island, then why are the political correctness fools going after providence at the same time? This has nothing to do with race, its about the destruction of our heritage, religious and otherwise.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The day that I was waiting for has finally come. North Korea has finally designed the perfect set of jeans and is selling them-- unfortunately we can't get them in the United States. However, if you'd like, you can run over to Sweden and pick me up a pair.
Just look for the "Noko" label.
There's only 1,100! Man, we've got to buy them while they're out.
"There is a political gap, there is a mental gap, and there is an economic gap," said Jacob Astrom, one of three Swedish advertising executives behind the project. "All contacts with the country are difficult and remain so to this day."
The idea for the project was born out of curiosity for North Korea, which has grown increasingly isolated in recent years under Western criticism of itsand nuclear ambitions.
"The reason we did this was to come closer to a country that was very difficult to get into contact with," Astrom said.
North Korea, a country better known for its reclusive nature than, rarely allows outsiders within its borders and has virtually no trade or diplomatic relations with most Western countries. , one of only seven countries to have an embassy in North Korea, is an exception.
But the process of agreeing a deal to produce just 1,100 pairs of jeans -- the first ever produced by the country, according to the founders -- often proved baffling. E-mails vanished into a void and communications were strained.
By the way, is it just me, or are the jeans likely made up of human/dog hair and the skin of political prisoners?
Conditions in the War of Afghanistan are not great, we need an Iraqi like surge to defeat the forces of evil in Afghanistan, and to claim victory. Though, we have helped the Nation of Afghanistan over the past eight years, our mission of defeating the forces of evil which are our enemy, needs to be forced into hyper drive.
According to our General's on the ground, we need 40,000 to 60,000 additional troops on the ground in Afghanistan. Simple enough.
Reasoning of an insane individual :
We need to send 10,000 troops less then what we need, and push welfare instead of warfare.
Reasoning of a sane individual :
Listen to our Generals, send in 40,000 to 60,000 additional troops, kill all of the forces of evil, and win the war.
The reality is, the insane individual is the Commander in Chief of America as it stands, meaning we are not doing what needs to be done, to win this war. I want to win this war, not end it. What is in ending the war, if we don't win the war?