Its Time to Exercise Your Power! Go Vote!!!

Today November 2, 2010 is the day that the People get to exercise their Power over their Government.  As a people we must go out there and do the simplest of Civil task and that is Vote!  For 2 years now the people have been fighting with their Government which  has completely ignored them, well now its our turn to ignore the politicians by kicking them out of office.

We must put into office as many Conservative Republicans as possible at all levels of Government.  Some of the most important positions we must have Conservative victories in are the Senate, the House, Governors Races, the States Atterny Generals Office and the Secretary of State positions.

Why are these the must win positions? 

First off the races for Senate and Congress are absolute must win to slow down and reverse what this President has done to the nation.  We must get people in who will fight to Repeal Obamacare and when the President veto’s that they must fight to downsize it by cutting the funding and refusing to staff it.  We need Conservatives to fight the Liberals and RINO’s in the Congress to control the Taxation and Spending that the President wishes to implement in the next two years.  Finally we need politicians who will kill any and all attempts to create a European styled Cap and Trade (aka Cap and Tax) Program which will kill business in this Country!

What makes the Governor’s Races so important?  Besides setting the tone for a State and having the power to control a States spending through Veto power, it will be the Governors who are responsible for drawing up the new Election maps.  Its called gerrymandering where parties get to create political districts that benefit that party.  While I prefer it to be as close to a non-partisan districts both sides have used the practice to benefit their own party and the States would be better off if we Limit the power of Liberals everywhere.  The other main reason for voting Conservative for Governor right now is we need Governor’s who will stand up and fight the Federal Government.  We need people like Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona who will fight for their States right to enforce laws that the Feds refuse to enforce.  We also need Governors who will stand up against Obamacare…Obamacare is the greatest attack on State’s Rights since the State’s lost the ability to appoint Senators for themselves.

Finally the State’s Secretary of State and the State’s Atterny Generals are must win.  We need Conservatives to take the Secretary of State positions to ensure no more theft of offices happen like what happened with Al Franken in Minnesota.  The Secretary of State is in charge of enforcing election laws and we need people who will fight to make sure that only those who are allowed to vote, vote.  The other position is Atterny General with the continued assault of State’s Rights by the Obama Administration we need true believers in Individual and State liberty to stand up to this out of control White House.  We need Atterny Generals who will not be afraid to sue the Federal Government over steps its authority like it has with telling Arizona it CANNOT enforce federal Immigration Law by means of its State passed law, and AG’s who will stand up against Obamacare and its unconstitutional mandates!

This election is crucial for the fate of our nation.  It will determine if we continue to follow the failed Fabian Socialism model of Europe or we begin to return to a limited for of Government whose job is protecting our Liberty’s not reducing them.  If the Democrats slip by today and hold on to both branches of the Congress then don’t be surprised by more of the same failed Obama Economic Policy’s being shoved down the throats of the American People.

Right now is the time when the Power of Politics shift from the hands of the few elected politicians to the Hands of the People…Today we get to cast our vote and that vote will be one for Individual Freedom or Collective Failure.

Remember Vote Conservative where ever you can and vote to kick out as many Obama Democrats as you can!

I leave you today with this quote:

“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”
Alexis de Tocqueville

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Is a Third-Party Wave Coming in 2012???

If you ask me “If a third-party wave is coming in 2012” I would have to answer that in two parts.  One is it possible for  a third-party to make a succesful run for the Presidency.  Two can there be a succesful wave of the third-party’s in the Congress?

My answer to the First question is no…there will be no succesful run by a third-party candidate for the office of President.  If a strong third-party is formed on either side of the aisle the party most closely aligned to that third-party will lose the Presidency.  For example the second most succesful third-party candidate for the Presidency was Ross Perot, but thanks to Perot’s success with his Reform Party he cost the Republicans not one but two elections against former President Bill Clinton.  If Perot’s message had not been so succesful President George H.W. Bush would have won his re-election against Clinton.  Now the second election I know Perot hurt then Republican challenger Bob Dole in his bid to unseat the sitting President Clinton, wether or not Dole could have beaten Clinton without Perot in the race I’m not sure.  Looking at the results from that race President Clinton had 49.2%, Bob Dole 40.7% and Mr Perot had 8.4% of the votes that year, if we assume that all 8.4% of the votes would go to Mr. Dole that would have made it President Clinton 49.2% and Mr. Dole 49.1% of the total vote.  This would be a statistical dead heat and of course the election would have been decided not on the percent of votes but what percent of the Electoral College each man would have won.

The most succesful third-party attempt came from President Teddy Roosevelt and his Bull Moose Party back in 1912.  Roosevelt actually beat the sitting Republican President 9 out of the  12 states that were using the Primary System at the time.  Roosevelt was the clear winner of the Republican Primary’s but Taft and his people were able to gain a large enough majority in the Republican National Committee to get him appointed as the party’s candidate.  With the “voice of the people” denied Roosevelt and his supports broke from the Republican Party to run as the Bull Moose Party.  That year’s election resulted in Democrat Woodrow Wilson being elected, former President Teddy Roosevelt coming in second, and for the first time the Republican party’s candidate came in third.  So looking at history one thing seems pretty clear to me and that is if a former and popular President cannot run third-party and win it is an almost impossible situation to happen.  The only reason President Wilson won office was because Roosevelt and Taft split the Republican vote enough to allow a untied Democratic voting block to win.

Now for the second part of the question…Could we see a third-party wave victory in the Congress?  I have to say I can see one way that this maybe what happens.  If the Republican Party takes back one or both branches in the Congress and they fail to live up to their promises to slow down the juggernaut spending in Washington DC I would not at all be surprised if the voters punish both the Democrats and the Republicans by voting in an unusually large number of third-party candidates.  The first challenge any party must overcome (and this includes the two main parties) is getting on the election ballot.  Each State has its own rules regulating how you get on the ballot, for example in Georgia you must submit a petition with 5% of the registered voters to be placed on the ballot. 

So lets assume for the moment that enough candidates can get past these regulations and find themselves on the ballot I believe that we could then see a strong protest vote by the people against both parties.  If these parties run on one or two issues, such as reducing spending and getting people back to work the people may choose to risk their vote on something different.  If this happens though and a large number of third-partiers win how many would it be?  I’m just going to offer up a guess based on nothing but my own opinion but I would not be shocked to see some where in the neighborhood of 12-30 seats in the House and 1-3 in the Senate.  I believe that we could see a larger number of House seats be temporarily lost to a third-party because of the sheer number of seats that are up for election, plus the fact that the winners would not serve more than two years.  In the Senate I believe people would be less likely to trust a third-party candidate to serve in such a long-term seat of power, and thus we could see a much lower number voted into power in the Senate.

If a third-party “wave” was to come in 2012 I believe it would be a temporary political statement made by the People, but it would be an important one that would offer up a warning to both parties to get their political acts together.  If at anytime a third-party wave happens it will be a temporary “fluke” of history…i.e. a protest vote.  The third-party’s would have to find a home in one of the two parties if they are to have any influence over committees and bills that are brought forward for a vote.  They would need good relations with one party or the other if they are going to get anything through themselves.  Ultimately the people would become disillusioned with a third-party because they would find that they have no significant influence over how business gets done in Washington. 

What I believe is far more likely to happen is a continued house cleaning in both political parties.  The TEA Party influence will likely still be there in 2012 and more RINO’s will find themselves on the outside looking in.  As for the Democrat Party sooner or later the Conservative Democrats will find their own TEA Party movement to clean out some of the Leftist in their party.  In the end the two parties will actually grow closer together not because they have moderated their views, but because the views of the majority of Americans are more closely inline with one another then what the two parties are currently giving us.

Will there be a Third-Party wave??? I do not know but if one does happen it will be a short-lived but historical moment in American politics.

A list of some of the third-party’s in the US past and present:

Constitution Party; The Green Party of the United States; Libertarian Party; American First Party; American Independent Party; American Reform Party; Boston TEA Party; Communist Party USA; Freedom Socialist Party; Green Party USA; Labor Party; Modern Whigs Party; National Socialist Movement; Socialist Party; U.S. Marijuana Party; and the World Socialist Party of the USA. (for mor about each party and links to their individual sites go to: http://www.politics1.com/parties.htm)

Sources:

http://www.presidentelect.org/e1996.html

http://www.theodoreroosevelt.org/life/bullmoose.htm

http://www.politics1.com/parties.htm

The Danger of Obamacare to Liberty

In a Detroit courtroom yesterday Judge George Caram Steeh declared that a penalty on those who chose not to buy health insurance is legal.  But is it Constitutional?  It is clear just by reading the Constitution that the Framers would have rejected the Democrat’s healthcare law.  This law is the greatest power grab in US history by the Federal Government, and does nothing to protect the Liberty of the individual.

What’s even more clear to me is that the Obamacare law has set a dangerous precedent for stealing the liberty of all American’s.  In the name of cost control and covering people without insurances the Democrats have taken away your Right to choose how you spend your own money which is part of your Private Property.  Worse yet the law forces you into a private contract with another private group.  In the case of Obamacare the Federal Government has declared that if you do not buy a State okayed product, i.e. health insurance, then you will be fined, and failure to pay your fines’ could land you in jail. 

So now that the precedent is out there, what next might the Government say you MUST buy or be fine or even jailed for?

It sounds ridiculous doesn’t it…that the American Government would be threatening private citizens to buy products that they do not want or need, but this is the realty of the law.  It is easy to see how we are now less free today then we were yesterday, due to this law.  Around the nation we are also seeing the opposite, government officials, like Mayor Bloomberg of New York, are pushing to stop the American people from exercising their Rights to buy products, such as salt and sugary drinks.

If this dangerous trend continues we will continue to see more and more of our liberties taken away, yes they will seem like small things at the time but they start to build and build and build.  One day we will look back on our lives and ask ourselves what happened, and say: “this was not the nation our Founders fought for or the one I remember as a child”.

America we are at a cross roads with this election we can continue down a path that leads towards a soft Tyranny or we can choose a path that restores our Liberty’s.  Will we continue to send Leftist like Obama, Reid and Pelosi who believe that they have the power to dictate to you what products you must buy, or will we start to send people who will fight to reduce THEIR OWN power and the power of the National Government.  If we continue to send power-hungry politicians to Washington then all American’s will see their freedom diminished and we will have DESERVED it…

…Ask yourself this one question, If the Congress can Order You to buy Health Insurance, then can they order you to eat three vegetables and fruits per day??? 

If so then, where does the power of the Congress, President and the Courts end???

John Kerry Insults the Electorate

 So how does Democrat Leader John Kerry hope to win over voters??? By insulting them of course:

“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,”

So I guess that Mr. Kerry needs to go visit a doctor because the Senator has clearly lost a portion of his memory…Mr. Kerry do you remember a little campaign slogan called “Hope and Change”.

 

President Obama promised to bring hope to a nation that was afraid that the nation’s economy was on the verge of a complete collapse, and the change?  Well the President never explained what that change would be, now did he?

And as far as uninformed voters I will be glad to agree that part of the population was very uninformed in 2008 and I’m sure they will be just as ill-informed as they were then…but who were these ignorant voters?  Democrat(No not all Democrats but many of the Obama Zombies were) don’t believe me watch this:

The very best thing as a country is to have a very well-informed voting base, but truth be told many who vote are not well-informed.  Most people I know (and yes they are young people) are more interested in College football, the NFL, and baseball, and thus they pay no attention to the damage that is happening to the nation thanks to this so far unstoppable One Party rule. 

Kerry is trying to blame the voters for being to stupid to see all the wonderful things the Democrats have done for them. Well Mr. Kerry it is not the voters who are too stupid to see the consequences of the Democratic rule, it is members of your Party and the media, come November a tidal wave will come in and wash away the garbage and hopefully sweep in new Conservative Members who can help slow down this massive growth of the Federal Government.  If the American people fail to washout the Democratic Party then there will be no stopping the United States from going over the cliff to join Greece in bankruptcy.

Source:

http://news.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/view.bg?articleid=1284069

How Obama Got Elcected

Michael Berry’s: The Dems Must Go

A great video that reminds us all of all the transgressions this Administration is responsible for:

Pass this on!

Source:

http://ktrh.com/pages/michaelberry.html

Whatever Happened to the Post-Partisan President?

Back before the election then Senator Obama was on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace discussing how he would issue in a Post-Partisan Presidency:

So whatever happened to this???  Obama was supposed to become the Great Uniter where he would reach across the political lines.  Instead the President has found away to blame every failure on the previous administration and place blame on the Republicans.  What the President seems to have forgotten is his party is in complete control and could have passed anything it wanted without a single Republican vote:

Mr. President it has been almost 2 years its time for you to take credit for both success and the failures…its time to stop blaming Bush.

PS:

Oh and Mrs. Speaker you need to pull the ear plugs from your ears and listen to the people…the time for blaming Bush is over!

And one last thing. I must give credit where credit is due, the President actually said a few positive words about President Bush in his Speech about the end of the Iraq War. So good job for at least trying Mr. President.

A Question on Immigration Law

So here is my question for all those opposed to the Arizona Immigration Law:

Who is the violator of Federal Immigration Laws? Arizona whose new law is an enforcement law (an enforcement of Federal Law) or cites like Las Angles, San Fransisco, and New York who are sanctuary cities and refuse to allow their local law enforcement officers to enforce the law???

So next time someone tells you that its Arizona that is a violator of the law you look them right in the eye and tell them that they are wrong.

3 Point Plan for Immigration Reform

So you want immigration reform? So let’s try this:

Step 1:

A year-long worker visa program. 

All people currently in this nation that are illegals from the Western Hemisphere will be given a One year window from the start of the program to return to their home country’s and apply for the temporary work visa.  Each of these temporary work visas will be good for one year, it will include the whole immediate family (mom, dad and kids), and they must have proof of residence.  These temporary workers must stay in the housing units addressed in their work visa or they must update and show proof that they have moved to a new residence during that years work program.  They must have proof of a job.  If they go 3 months without a job they most return home and reapply for the work visa (when this happens only one member of the family must return to the home country but if they do not return within 2 months of getting their visa’s renewed their family will be deported).

The temporary workers will now be guaranteed minimum wage and they must pay full federal and state taxes.

Failure to comply to these requirements will require law enforcement to arrest and deport any illegals who have not followed the new requirements to earn temporary worker status.

Step 2:

No Hiring of Illegals

To insure that all employers are only hiring legal citizens and temporary workers a Four Point Employer Fine System will be in place.

The Four Point Employer Fine Scale for hiring illegals:

1. Large and significant fine some where around $50,000-100,000 per person

2. A doubling of the first Fine

3. forfeiture of the Business (Seizure by the Govt.)

4. Any new business started by an employer who was hit with the first 3 fines will spend 5-15 years in jail

All employers MUST pay at least the minimum wage and take out the appropriate federal and state taxes.  Failure to do so could lead to large fines and even jail time.

Step 3:

Housing.

All houses and apartment blocks must not allow more than the legal amount of people to live in one unit. If land lords or home owners are caught over the limit one will be severely fined the first time and can lead to a forfeiture of the building the next time. One more time of being caught they will be banned from getting approval to buy anymore houses/apartment buildings.

Also temporary workers caught inhabiting a building beyond the legal number of occupants can face deportation.

Finally any person caught committing a crime will serve that time and then be deported out of the nation.  Anyone who is deported from the United States will no longer be permitted in the US.  Anyone who has previously been deported will face time in prison from 5-25 years.

Now is this plan a perfect one?  No but it’s a start in the right direction.  Any immigration reform must have some mixture of all three of these elements in it.  The most important thing with immigration reform is this: we cannot give citizenship or amnesty to all the illegals in this nation today.  This only encourages the next generation of illegals to keep flocking into this nation.

Illegal Immigration

Currently everywhere you turn one state can be found in the National Lime Light and that state is Arizona.  Arizona is under attack from our President, the President of Mexico, basketball teams, cities around the nation and the main stream media.  While Arizona seems to be drowning in hatred this is not the case Rasmussen and other daily poll trackers have found that a majority of Americans support the law and oppose those who wish to boycott the state.

So why do people oppose the law?

Some truly believe that the new Arizona immigration law will allow for profiling. Why do these people believe this? One they have not read the law for themselves and two it’s all the news and political leaders keeps telling you.  Why would the left leaning media and Democratic politicians claim this law will cause profiling?  My honest answer is I don’t think they believe this.  They see this as a chance to energize their political base for an election cycle that will likely see a huge number of Democrats losing their seats.  By calling the law racist it makes it where they can attack any support (their Republican rivals) of the law as racist. 

Why does Mexico oppose this law?  Mexico for one fears that the passage of this law may spread across the US.  If even half the states start enforcing the Federal Immigration Laws through state powered enforcement laws it could threaten the Mexican economy.  The Mexican economy depends heavily on the money flowing across its borders from Mexican citizens in this nation.  The number of US Dollars that leave this nation and go to Mexico is well over $10 billion a year.

The left would have you believe that all illegal immigrants are  law abiding, honest and hard-working people just here to do the jobs us lazy Americans won’t do.  This just is not true.  Phoenix for example has the second highest kidnapping rate in the Western Hemisphere.  Atlanta is under seige from the drug cartels as are other cities across the US.  While many illegals in this nation do match the above statement about them being honest and hard-working the truth is they have no right to be here. 

No nation on Earth allows anybody, at any time to just walk into their country and demand to be treated like a citizen except in the US.  This is not tolerated in Mexico, Canada, Germany, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, China or any other country you can think of. 

Why do nations not allow open borders? 

 One reason is National Security.  By leaving open your borders to anyone, than anyone will come in and that includes your enemy’s.  The other reason is pure economics.  No government especially ones with large welfare programs can survive if you allow free entrance and access to these programs.  Illegals use up far more resources than the limited amount of money they pay in with taxes.

The simple truth of the matter is until we stop allowing open borders all we are doing is importing great levels of poverty, crime, and unknown diseases into our nation.  This is why we have a legal immigration policy in the first place.  It is there to make sure everyone is who they say they are (and not a terrorist or criminal), to make sure they are healthy and that immigrants are at least skilled and educated enough not to become a burden on the nation.

My final thoughts on this law is that it is the right law for a state that is under seige.  Does America a land of Immigrants need immigration?  Yes of course we do, but there is a difference between legal immigration where the government can control who comes into the nation and illegal immigration where anyone who wishes just comes.  No nation can survive for long if it allows everyone into its borders with no checks and balances because all nations resources are limited and must be properly managed so not to be overextended.

Sources:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/68_oppose_boycotts_of_arizona_over_new_immigration_law

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26973318/gagehotel.com

Looking for Hope? Lets Remember Reagan.

Here is President Reagan’s inaugural address:

This speech which is almost 30 years old gives me more hope for the future then anything said by this president and most of our Republican leadership.  The words and concepts are not hard to understand or to express so my great hope is that the next “Reagan” will soon appear.