Citizens United v FEC. The administration thinks that this was a poor decision as evidenced by the 'shout out' given to the SCOTUS during the State of the Union Address. Therefore this decision must be a good decision? Maybe.
I think the best way to decide if this was a good decision since it is actually a constitutional issue is to go back to the constitution. The Constitution is a contract between We The People and the Republic. In some of the arguments I have had concerning this… Continue
I came up with a short, three-question, political quiz. Simply fill in the blanks below, and you'll know instantly where on the political spectrum you fall. It's even multiple choice!
How would you answer the following...
The vast majority of the problems in our country and throughout society can be attributed to the fact that (1)__ have too much power. The only solution is to empower (2)__ , and institute (3)___…Continue
I think that it is time to take a look at the whole idea of reparations for slavery; I believe that it is time to end slavery in the United States of America and pay reparations for those held in involuntary servitude.We should start by looking at what slavery is.
The state of one bound in servitude as the property of a slaveholder or household.
The practice of owning slaves.
A mode of production in which slaves constitute the principal work… Continue
During the Presidents State of the Union Speech I was repeatedly overcome with the urge to look out of the window to make sure I was not living in some kind of a third world Banana Republic. From his Unpresidential Attacks on the courts and the private sector, to his condescending lecture of congress, to his obviously insincere attempt to praise the nations history and the resilience of it’s people. The President painted a picture of a country in dire straits. While it is true that our economy… Continue
In order to save our children from a future of debt, we will also end the tax breaks for the wealthiest 2% of Americans. But let me perfectly clear, because I know you'll hear the same old claims that rolling back these tax breaks means a massive tax increase on the American people: if your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime. In fact, the recovery plan… Continue
Added by Hugh Akston on January 28, 2010 at 9:45am —
Opportunities to "Take Out" Radical Cleric Anwar Awlaki In Yemen "May Have Been Missed"
By MATTHEW COLE, RICHARD ESPOSITO and BRIAN ROSS
Jan. 25, 2010—
White House lawyers are mulling the legality of proposed attempts to kill an American citizen, , according to two people briefed by U.S. intelligence officials. Anwar al Awlaki, who is believed to be part of the leadership of the al Qaeda group in Yemen behind a series of terror strikes. One of the… Continue
It’s Christmas Eve and Jimmy has just been tucked snugly in bed. The anxiety for the day to come has him plum tuckered out. As he drifts off to sleep the last vision that passed across his mind is a photographic memory of the crayon written letter he sent to Santa,
It’s me Jimmy. I have been a very good boy this year and I got all A-s on my report card. All I want for Christmas is a pony; a brown pony with white spots is what I really want but any pony will do… Continue
I have often tried to describe debate and define the difference between someone’s opinion and honest debate.
In an Honest attempt at debate, facts are presented and ideas based on those facts are discussed; opinions can conflict but the facts can not. The premises for the discussion should be examined with great attention to detail; opinions can be influenced by personal experience, education, personal deduction of facts available, or just personal feelings.
Run, run as fast as you can you can’t catch me I’m the Gingerbread man.
Amongst the Ideas of John Locke’s treatises on government is the idea of Natural laws. Laws governed by the forces of nature and God given rights to man. The right to pursue happiness in what ever way seemed most appropriate to the individual; as long as it did not injure or incur a debt or obligation on his neighbor. This is exemplified by the right to be stupid. Or as we call it to day “Americas Funniest… Continue
Mr. President: Please Try, "I'm Listening, People," Instead of "Listen Up, People!"Share
Today at 9:33pm
We’ve now seen three landslide Republican victories in three states that President Obama carried in 2008. From the tea parties to the town halls to the Massachusetts Miracle, Americans have tried to make their opposition to Washington’s big government agenda loud and clear. But the President has decided that this current discontent isn’t his fault, it’s ours. He seems to think we… Continue
Added by Joanne Trout on January 25, 2010 at 8:21pm —
I think we all agree that to really change the direction of our country, limit spending and limit government, we need to unite the majority vote. We have set up an organization to do that very thing. All patriots should join with us to achieve that end. We do not suggest that you quit other groups or stop other actions ...just that you enlist your vote with ours.
We have a new group site but it is private for the time being. To join you must be invited. You may request an invitation as… Continue
Added by heron on January 25, 2010 at 10:30am —
In my Blog, “Experience is the best teacher!” I received comments about women choosing lazy men; I did state that and I feel that an explanation is in order.
First I would apologize to The many fine mothers and wives who were offended by it, I by no means wanted to paint women with a broad brush of stupidity; however there are many young women that make bad choices due to lack of guidance from parents.…
#1. He’s against big pharmaceutical companies taking advantage of the public.
Mid June 2009 Obama meets secretly w/ PHRMA officials’ after taking a serious hit over the escalating cost of his health care plan. Days later, Barry got the full backing of the pharmaceutical industry and its promise to save Americans $80 billion in health care costs.
I guess that means instead increasing costs by $ 180 billion it will be a meager $100.00… Continue
It was not that long ago that a newly inaugurated President Obama, projecting an image of sure-footed confidence, stood on the steps of the capitol, chiding his critics about the shifting sand beneath them. Now with his poll numbers in free fall and reeling from election defeats where establishment democrats supporting his agenda were rejected despite the political clout he expended on their behalf, the president seems desperate to find solid ground.
A Constituion should be structured to permanently protect the PEOPLE from the human FRAILTIES of their Rulers".
Oh, I,m sorry it was!!!!!! John Locke's "Second Essay Concerning Civil Government" pp. 75-76 par 222 hits the proverbial nail on the head:
"The reason why men enter into society is the PRESERVATION OF PROPERTY....(Therefore,) whenever the LEGISLATORS (Any elected Official) endeavour to take away and destroy the property of people (TAXATION), or to reduce them to… Continue
Added by GOMO on January 23, 2010 at 1:24pm —
The easiest indicator of the economy and inflation has always been "Whats in your wallet". And by that I mean what denomination of bills (Federal Reserve Paper) you are exchanging or receiving for goods and services?
Here is the NEW chart:
$100 - new $50 I can't tell you how many Mr. Franklins my friends and I use these days.
$50 - New $20 I can't leave the house without Mr. Grant. Using for common items.