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    Forty One Five Traitors

    This updates a post from June 2, 2104. The count of traitors is now up to 45. A traitor is someone who betrays a friend, a country, or a principle. To betray your country is to deliberately do harm to its foundational principles. Forty five US Senators are sponsoring a proposed Constitutional Amendment that would, if enacted, deliberately do harm to our country by destroying | Read More »

    Parsing Ginsburg

    The Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling is of great interest in highlighting the moral value systems underlying opposing views of the Justices. Five justices affirm a closely held company’s right to behave in a manor consistent with their controlling owners’ religious belief that life begins at conception and should be protected. Four justices affirm the government’s right to compel companies to pay for products for | Read More »

    Mr. Obama Stands Alone

    The framers of our Constitution created the Presidency as an office held by a single individual, rather than a group, for very deliberate and specific purposes. One such purpose is addressed by Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 70 (1788) as follows – But one of the weightiest objections to a plurality in the Executive, and which lies as much against the last as the first | Read More »

    French Lessons

    I came across this New York Times piece from 2013 that provides a stunning reveal of the coming consequences of the Obama Presidency. CBN has this more recent video on the subject. Our future to be avoided can be seen in the French example. Regards, Pete Weldon americanstance.org

    Forty One Traitors

    A traitor is someone who betrays a friend, a country, or a principle. To betray your country is to deliberately do harm to its foundational principles. Forty one US Senators are sponsoring a proposed Constitutional Amendment that would, if enacted, deliberately do harm to our country by destroying the foundational principle of free speech upon which our strength and peaceful existence relies. We have forty | Read More »

    The Court Upholds Free Speech

    Today’s Supreme Court ruling removing overall limits on contributions to candidates for federal office by individuals restores some measure of freedom, and specifically freedom of speech. Let’s get something straight. Money equals speech. I can write all day long on this blog and nobody reads it unless energy is expended trying to attract readers. The more money I spend, the more energy I can exert, | Read More »

    Preserving a Viable Democracy

    Our politics and policies have regressed to a level that threatens democracy. Political Spittle: A recent email from Jim Messina, Barack Obama.com has the subject “This is some sick crap.” This guy leads Obama’s political efforts. He is not some small time leftist blogger. The tone and purpose of this stuff is to enrage the gullible and motivate their hatred of some object of scorn, | Read More »

    Choice Goes Begging

    The realities of Obamacare bring to light the failure of our health insurance and delivery system, a system built on government rules rather than patient needs. This reality predates, and is only made more oppressive due to, Obamacare. One of the big deals about Obamacare is that individual health insurance policies must be “guaranteed issue” meaning that that coverage cannot be denied due to pre-existing | Read More »

    Obamacare Is Near Death

    You now have the choice not to buy health insurance. The foundation of Obamacare is the individual mandate. That is, without the mandate it was presumed that millions of healthy people would choose to remain uninsured, driving up the cost of insurance for everyone else. The mandate was the core issue in a case brought before the US Supreme Court. The Court upheld the mandate | Read More »

    Compulsion and Freedom

    Values implicit in American principles continue to be destroyed in service to power. The source of government funding and thus power is compulsion, the threat of loss if you don’t pay up. In an American world this very power to compel carries with it the responsibility to serve for our government is of, by, and for the people. Implicit in serving the people is respect | Read More »