Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Visit my New Blog

December 5, 2008

Well, since the election is over, I am going to post elsewhere. With the election of the most liberal president in the history of the United States and an almost filibuster proof Senate, I figure there needs to be a new emphasis. So visit my new semi-political blog, Principled Conservative Opposition.

You can also find a more theological and worldview centered posts at my blog, Here I Stand . . . I Can Do Nothing Else.

I may continue here when the political environment heats up in 2009 for the 2010 mid-term elections.

She took a stand . . . that’s for sure!!

November 3, 2008

My wife has a friend, Cindy, in Orlando, FL (she’s my friend too) that sent her the following scanned picture of the Orlando Sentinel. Cindy is very committed to the McCain/Palin ticket as this picture will show. The article in the paper is about stolen/defaced campaign signs.

The Caption under the picture reads: Cindy Youell is a Republican — can you tell? After thieves took her McCain-Palin sign in Altamonte Springs, she put up about 50.

You show ’em Cindy!!!!

What Voters Should Know BEFORE They Vote

November 1, 2008

Investor’s Business Daily published a summary of the issues and how each candidate stands on that issue. The “bullet points” are listed below. The actually article has links to other articles that substantiate each point. I encourage you to go and read it online and click on the various links. Online: What Voters Should Know BEFORE They Vote.

While you’re at it, reading frantically about the election, my personal favorite commentator, Thomas Sowell, wrote two penetrating articles yesterday: Obama, Powell & Popularity AND Ego and Mouth

Quick Facts: Financial Crisis

  • Democrats created the mortgage crisis by forcing banks to give loans to people who couldn’t afford them.
  • In 2006, McCain sponsored a bill to fix the problems with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Barney Frank and other Democrats successfully opposed it.
  • Obama was one of the highest recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac donations in Congress.

Quick Facts: Taxes

  • Under Obama’s tax plan, the percentage of tax filers who pay zero federal income tax would rise from 33% to 44%, leaving the bill to the remaining 56%. Already, 5% of earners pay 60% of all taxes.
  • Obama proposes a 33% increase in the capital gains tax as a matter of “fairness”, despite historical evidence that raising this tax decreases revenue. McCain has proposed cutting the capital gains tax in half to spur growth.
  • Obama wants to increase corporate taxes by 25%, although U.S. businesses already pay the second-highest marginal tax rates in the industrialized world.

Quick Facts: Iraq

  • When the U.S. was on the verge of losing in Iraq, McCain chose to stand and fight. Obama chose retreat.
  • Even after the surge succeeded, Obama told ABC’s Terry Moran he would still oppose it if he had the chance to do it all over again.

Quick Facts: Defense

  • Obama has promised to significantly cut defense spending, including saying “I will slow our development of future combat systems.”
  • John McCain has vowed: “We must continue to deploy a safe and reliable nuclear deterrent, robust missile defenses and superior conventional forces that are capable of defending the United States and our allies.”

Quick Facts: Background & Character

  • Obama voted “present” 135 times as a state senator, and according to David Ignatius of the Washington Post, “gained a reputation for skipping tough votes.”
  • McCain has taken stances unpopular with his own party and/or the public on controversial issues, including immigration, campaign finance reform, judicial nominations, the Iraq War and more.

Quick Facts: Judges & Courts

  • In a 2001 interview, Obama said he regretted that the Supreme Court “didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution.”
  • In the same interview, Obama criticized the Supreme Court because it “never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society.”
  • Obama has focused on empathy, rather than legal reasoning and restraint, as his basis for appointing judges, saying, “We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy…to understand what it’s like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old.”
  • McCain opposes judicial activism, saying, “my nominees will understand that there are clear limits to the scope of judicial power.”

Quick Facts: Energy

  • McCain has proposed building 45 new nuclear plants by 2030 and is in favor of drilling in sectors of the Outer Continental Shelf.
  • Obama has refused to take a stand, saying only “we should explore nuclear power as part of the energy mix” and he will “look at” drilling offshore.

Better in Theory than Practice??

October 30, 2008

Rick McKee, editorial cartoonist of the Augusta Chronicle ,hits the nail on the head. His cartoons are worth bookmarking. Take a look HERE.

This is too funny — just who does Nicholas Kristof really work for???

October 28, 2008

The New York Times has been an organ of the Obama campaign for two years. Kristof has twisted the truth with each article he has written. This may be the biggest whopper yet, even for Kristof. It is so ridiculous it is funny. Kristof is making up stuff out of his own imagination. Read the Wall Street Journal statement about it and then read Kristof, you will either laugh, cry or be sick. By the way if you want to know how “non-partisan” The NYTs has been for the past 150 years or so then go and read: New York Times Endorsements Through the Ages. (this may require a free registration to read — it is worth it!)

From The Best of the Web Today

“John McCain isn’t boasting about a new endorsement, one of the very, very few he has received from overseas,” writes Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times:

It came a few days ago:

“Al Qaeda will have to support McCain in the coming election,” read a commentary on a password-protected Islamist Web site that is closely linked to Al Qaeda and often disseminates the group’s propaganda.

Some McCain supporters are skeptical of this endorsement’s authenticity, but we are not. After all, Kristof works for the New York Times, not some fly-by-night outfit like CBS News. If he reports that al Qaeda endorsed McCain, we have confidence that he knows it to be true. Which does raise one question:

Why did al Qaeda give Nick Kristof the password to its Web site?

October 26, 2008
Op-Ed Columnist

Read the entire article HERE.

Obama in his own words

October 27, 2008

I thought the series from Investor’s Business Daily was pretty right on in it’s assessment of Obama’s policy and “change” dreams for America. Dreams that will make the U.S.A. far different from anything that the Founders intended. But now it seems that Obama actually thinks the Constitution is part of the problem. In fact he believes, from an interview in 2001 that, according to his own words, the Constitution of the U.S. —

“. . . is a document of negative liberties, says what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf, and that hasn’t shifted.”

In speaking of the Warren Court (the Supreme Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren), clearly the most liberal and radical terms of the Court he said this:

“The Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of basic issues of political and economic justice in this society, and to that extent as radical as people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical,”

“It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as it has been interpreted.”

Do we really want a court that “breaks free from the essential constraints placed on it . . . in the Constitution“? I fear that what Obama says in this interview is a foretaste of what we can expect if he is elected President, with a filibuster-proof Senate. Please listen to this carefully and pass it on to all who might be considering to vote for Obama. The Constitution of the United States will be his target if elected.

Audacity of Socialism — Rerun

October 25, 2008

UPDATE: This is a re-post from from September, but it has been pushed off the front page and in these last days before the election these are very, very important articles that should be widely read.

The Investor’s Business Daily has written a series of articles The Audacity of Socialism examining the past and present of Senator Obama.

It should be required reading for all who are “just not sure” about this years Presidential race in the U.S. Or those who need ammo for discussions with your friends or co-workers.

A Letter from a Christian in 2012 Obama’s America

October 23, 2008

What will our nation look like in 2012 after four years of an Obama presidency? Of course, no one can know for sure, but as this letter states you can make some pretty good predictions based on past policy stances of Senator Obama. I urge you to take time to read this rather lengthy letter. Click HERE to download the PDF file.

Yes, Abortion is a major issue for me, always will be

October 17, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama’s views on life issues ranging from abortion to embryonic stem cell research mark him as not merely a pro-choice politician, but rather as the most extreme pro-abortion candidate to have ever run on a major party ticket.

Barack Obama is the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to seek the office of President of the United States. He is the most extreme pro-abortion member of the United States Senate. Indeed, he is the most extreme pro-abortion legislator ever to serve in either house of the United States Congress.”

With these words Robert George opened his outstanding article Obama’s Abortion Extremism. We are facing the possibility of the culture of death coming to power in our nation. If life is important to you I urge you to read all of Dr. George’s article.

UPDATE: Dr. George really is a remarkable scholar. His book The Clash of Orthodoxies in 2001 remains must reading for anyone wanting to understand the crisis in law, religion and morality. I just found that he has written another article on Senator Obama and the life issues. Be sure and read Obama and Infanticide.

The Slippery Slope Just Got More Slippery!

October 14, 2008

When our country was born over 232 years ago great pains were taken to keep the Federal Government from becoming “centralized” with great power. The Constitution was written granting the Federal government with limited powers and all else was given to the states. The primary responsibility of the Federal Government was the security and protection of the people. National defense and treaty making with other governments was primary. If you haven’t read the Constitution of the United States lately, I would suggest that this might be a very good time to do it.

Over the years “case law” and the Congress have moved more and more power to the Federal Government that the founders of this nation knew would be dangerous. Unless we stop this downward spiral very soon our nation will not be recognizable to most of us, and it will, maybe already is, a foreign entity from what the founders envisioned.

Last week Congress spend money, not their money, YOUR money and MY money. And it appears that they are going to continue to find ways to spend money that, quite honestly, is not there.

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It is time for all Americans who love the free market economy, that this nation was founded upon, to speak out, and speak out loudly. It is time to realize that politicians are using our economy to buy votes. If you go out and try to pay someone to vote for your candidate you will be charged with a felony. So where is the difference?!?! The quote by Thomas Jefferson on the header of this blog is true and should be learned by every American . . . “A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have.” Both presidential candidates are promising more than they can deliver or should deliver. We have moved from a people of work to a people of entitlement. This will be the downfall of our great nation.

A friend sent me one more quote tonight that I will close this post with: “The reason congressmen try so hard to get re-elected is that they would hate to have to make a living under the laws they’ve passed.” I fear that is not far from the truth!