All I Want for Christmas is a 2nd Bill of Rights (Proposal #3 Clarifying the Definition of Federalism)
This is the third of the several amendments to our Constitution I’m hoping Santa will magically bring me this year in order to restore limits to our national government so that I can tell my kids with a straight face that two principles of our Constitution are the ideas of limited government and federalism. This amendment seeks to clarify the division of powers under the Constitution and define federalism. The first ten amendments | Read More »
All I Want for Christmas is a 2nd Bill of Rights (Proposal #2 Judicial Accountability)
This is the second of the several amendments to our Constitution I’m hoping Santa will magically bring me in order to restore limits to our national government so that when I tell my kids with a straight face that two of the principles of our Constitution are limited government and federalism. Again, I won’t be holding my breath on this. We are all entitled to a bit of fantasy | Read More »
All I Want for Christmas is a 2nd Bill of Rights (Proposal #1 Commerce Clause)
In the spirit of Christmas I am asking Santa Clause to bring me a 2nd Bill of Rights in order to restore limits to our national government so that I can tell my kids with a straight face that limited government and federalism are two important principles of our Constitution. This is the first of the ten amendments I’m hoping he magically brings me. I’ve been pretty good this year | Read More »
Newt wants to give up our liberties for alleged security?
A friend of mine, and I guess someone who is now leaning towards Ron Paul, told me that Newt wants to give up our liberties for alleged security. He sent me this link and warned that Newt supports the patriot act. http://www.ology.com/politics/ron-paul-newt-gingrich-clash-over-patriot-act-video Honestly, the Patriot Act has been on the books, for what 10 years, and I don’t feel any less free. On the other | Read More »
A Path to a Flatter Tax
Phase 1: (the length of time in each phase is as yet unspecified) Give people the choice between: Paying a 20% modified flat tax with generous exemptions for all and for those earning under $500,000 certain favored deductions, or Paying the old progressive tax. Adopt a parallel program of reducing government expenditures. Phase 2: Exorcise all refundable credits (ACTC, EIC, etc.) from the old progressive tax code | Read More »
PETA Now A Champion of Rights?
53 million human beings have been legally killed in the U.S. since 1973 in most cases simply to convenience others, but according to PETA the real tragedy is that 6 whales are being held captive at SeaWorld where they are better cared for than are most people in the world today… What do you say to people like that? The irony of a movement that ignores the savage treatment of | Read More »
Comparing Revenue: The Flat Tax vs. 9-9-9
In the interest of full disclosure, I like Cain’s moxie, but the idea of a national sales tax coupled with the income tax is a nonstarter. Perry is my first choice, followed by Newt, then Cain (if he drops that last 9). The problem with 9-9-9 is that there are too many 9s, and 9+9 comes too close to 18% for many poor and retired | Read More »
More just than the Fair-Tax, and simpler than 9-9-9, it’s just one… JUST ONE-Tax.
In the interest of full disclosure I’m no lawyer or accountant, I don’t like the idea of a national sales tax, I think the current system is out of whack, the government needs to get off our backs, and if our elected leaders can’t fix it, then I want my money back. Oh, and Rick Perry is my first choice. Neither earning great amounts of income nor consuming great | Read More »
What would the Progressive Constitution look like?
The way Progressives treat (interpret and apply) our Constitution, you’d think that this was the document they were reading when (if) they ever do bother to read the Constitution: We the People of the United States of America, in order to do whatever we want, do establish and empower the National Government of the United States to tax and to regulate anyone and everything. I | Read More »
Teacher Bailout? Mr. President, No Thank You
The Obama administration is seeking to bailout teachers. Mr. President, I am a public school teacher and I’d just like to say no thank you. Last summer my salary was cut and we switched to a cheaper health insurance to help my district balance its budget, and next year all teachers in my state will take a cut in salary to offset retirement costs. We | Read More »
The American President – redone for fun
I came across this little story printed in the London Telegraph about a preacher who was arrested for hate speech because he basically said in public that homosexuality is a sin, and it reminded me of a speech in the movie “The American President.” (It was a awful little film that’s basically a 114 minute campaign commercial for the Democratic party) In this speech, the President starts by saying | Read More »
Only in America: The immigration Debate
Arizona recently passed a law that requires nothing more than what is currently required by the federal gov’t and nearly every government in the world (that immigrants carry documentation and present it to its officers when requested). The major differnce between Arizona’s immigration law and the federal government’s is that Arizona intends to enforce theirs. In response to Arizona’s effort to combat the flow of drugs and violence into | Read More »
What’s Wrong With Unemployment Compensation?
This is an excerpt from an email I received from my sister a couple of days ago. I love her, but her attitude in this email demonstrates why there is something terribly wrong with how unemployment compensation is handled by the government and by many of its recipients today. My unemployment ends after this month, so yes it is time to wean myself off the ‘free money‘ nipple. | Read More »
Capitation or Bill of Attainder: An Unconstitutional Penalty by Either Name Smells Bad
Okay, for all our progressive free-ride-advocate co-workers and relatives, it’s time for a simple and easy to understand constitutional lesson. Hey, tell them it’s free, and maybe they’ll take their anything-the-other-side-says-is-nonsense ear muffs off for a second and learn something, like why Leader Obama is not the scholar he has been hyped to be. Lesson 1: A national tax for doing nothing (i.e. being taxed | Read More »
I Checked my dictionary and under Democrat it says “See dumba$$”
Throughout history, Democrats, also known as liberals, progressives, and dumbasses have fallen into at least one of two categories: (1) Naïve do-gooders who don’t know the meaning of too much of a good thing, and think that giving until it hurts is sage advice. (2) Narcissistic control-freaks who all dream of being the beloved Caesar or slave master, and truly believe that freedom is tyranny | Read More »
The Politics of Property Rights
The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.* As a general rule and with few exceptions….. Conservatives believe the right to property entitles you to deny others the use of your property. Liberals believe they are entitled to deny you the use of your property. Conservatives believe the right to property entitles you | Read More »
The Politics of Social Justice
I teach government and recently in our discussion of politics, a group of my students explained that a major reason why they support the Democrats and Obama was due in major part to their desire for social justice, and their belief that Obama and the Democrats were working to achieve social justice while the Republicans and Conservatives were not. Some even pointed out that they believed | Read More »
Google Translation of Honduran Constitution Rigged to Legitimize Zelaya?
I was reading the google translation of the Honduran Constitution from Spanish to English, and something didn’t look right with article 374: Article 374 .- It may be reformed, in any case, Article, this Article, the constitutional articles which refer to the form of government, the national territory, the presidential term, the ban to be new President of the Republic The citizen who has played | Read More »
HONDURAN Constitution – ENGLISH Translation – updated
MSM Disregards the Most Crucial Facts in Honduras Every time I read or view a story on the alleged Honduran coup, I want to pull my hair out (luckily I have very little to pull) because 9 times out of 10 they (MSM) completely miss the most crucial facts: First, according to the Honduran Constitution, if the President violates the article against consecutive presidential terms | Read More »
A 2nd Declaration of Independence
(I originally posted this as a reply to another diary, but as I want to say more on this subject later I have chosen to make it a separate diary) I believe our founding fathers would trade what currently masquerades as federalism in this country today for what they had under British rule in a second. In 1994 we Republicans had the Contract w/ America, | Read More »