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

My Dream for 9/11

I personally believe that 9/11 should be viewed as a sacred day…a day that was filled with both tragedy and heroics.  I would love to see it become a National Holiday, a day that we honor those who lost their lives.  Unfortunately on the 9th anniversary what we saw for some was a day of tragedy and hope turned into just another day of politics. 

 I personally believe that this day should not be a day of politics, political rally’s, and protest.  Instead it should be a day that we stand back and remember those lives lost and the way we felt that day.

Nine years ago we all became a one.  We shed tears, quivered in fear, hoped and prayed to our God for the lives lost and for protection for the survivors and the families of the victims.  The days that followed we watched as men and women marched into the Gates of Hell searching for any sign of someone who survived.  We cheered the miracles of the few survivors and cried when non others were found. 

On that day and the day after we became Americans first, second and third.  We did not worry about the person next to us being a Republican or Democrat.  We did not care if our neighbors were black or white, gay or straight because we were all the same, we were Untied Americans.  All faiths came together from the tragedy; Jews, Buddhist, Christians, Muslims, Hindus and others put aside their difference in belief long enough to celebrate the similarities in all of us.

On 9/11 as we set back in stunned horror the world too watched.  Some openly wept with us while others cheered, but what the world would watch next was one of the greatest moments in American History.  We stood shoulder to shoulder and helped our fellow-man.  They watched as army’s of police, firemen, EMT’s and construction workers from around the nation marched into Ground Zero to try to save our fellow Americans and they watched as we wept for those who were lost.  The world saw a nation that was broken-hearted, but resilient.  They watched as all Americans came together to act as one for the betterment of those who suffered.

Slowly over time the world also watched this period of new-found brotherhood and friendship wane, and be replaced with extremely bitter political divides. 

 What I would like to see happens, is for the world one day out of every year, on 9/11, to sit back and watch as Americans come together and become one People again.  We can show the world the strength of the American heart or our underbelly.  I believe if the world can see us set aside our fights for a 24 hour period every year to embrace our brothers and sisters the world will see a nation that can never be torn apart by outsiders and they will see our true strength. 

In those awful days after 9/11 we came to temporally understand the meanings of President Kennedy’s words:

If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”

And for us in this Great Nation…We are All Americans!

Do Not Burn the Quran

It started with one man in Gainesville, Florida and now the horrible idea to burn a Quran has began to spread.  Preachers in Tennessee and Kansas now to say they will burn a Quran on 9/11.  This is a disgusting act by people who should know better.  Preachers should be seeking a world of peace and demonstrating their love of God not through an act that is designed to provoke but through an act of love.

These men should be gathering other leaders from multiple faiths to denounce the Islamic extremist, rather than giving the image of being extremist themselves.  In this nation we are a land of tolerance, tolerance doesn’t mean we must condone what others do but we don’t have to act like the people that we disagree with.  The Bible teaches us to hate the sin and love the sinner, in this case we should not be trying to provoke the peaceful elements of Islam but should be embracing them to denounce those who use Islam for violence.

The people have the right to burn the Quran…but that does not mean that they should do it.  Part of being a free people is the self exercise of restraint.  Just because the government of Saudi Arabia has official policy to burn Bibles and destroy holy Christian objects doesn’t mean we should act the same way. 

These preachers have decided to make a stand against Islam…thats fine but their actions could cause great damage to our nation, to our citizens and to our military.

The other part of this story should be clear…true leaders in the Islamic faith should being sending messages to the “Muslim World”.  And that message is, “If these Quran burnings take place we will have an oppertunity to show the world that we are a people of peace, demonstrate and march but do not give into acts of violence.”   Unfortunately almost no one will, especially almost no religious leaders in the “Muslim World”. 

If the Quran is burned, this will be an oppertunity for the Muslim World to show that they are a people of peace.

Finally what I find to be the most disgusting part of all this is that these Preachers would dishonor the memories of the victims of 9/11 by using a tool of hate.

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.

Admiral Mike Mullen Warns About the Debt

Admiral Mike Mullen the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff warns that the Nations ever growing debt is the greatest threat that our nation currently faces.

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.