Ted Cruz: Government has to Stop Saddling our Children with Debt
In case you missed it, Senator Ted Cruz held a Bloggers’ Briefing last Wednesday at CPAC 2014. RedState Editor Caleb Howe was privileged to attend this wearing his hat as a writer for the site The Right Scoop. While there, he captured this gem of a response from Cruz to a question about what the government, including the Senator himself, can do for America’s children. | Read More »
Why Anti-Gunners are Against Mental Health Measures
After reading the yahoo article, “Wisconsin sheriff urges residents to get gun training” (http://news.yahoo.com/wis-sheriff-urges-residents-gun-training-011512568.html) , I found the asininities too much to resist. As the title of the article suggests, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark Jr. recently made a commercial that urges citizens to “get in the game” and take firearms training to protect themselves. Apparently, there have been cutbacks to the police | Read More »
Fox News “Conservative” Panelistas Do Not Like Cain.
I’ve been watching less and less of Fox News lately. I watch Hannity on a regular basis and I used to really like Fox News Sunday, but Chris Wallace has been making me cringe all throughout the current GOP primary campaign. I know he has never been conservative, but he has been unleashing his liberal side on the current group of candidates. His panel on this | Read More »
I am on the Herman Cain train!
I LOVE the idea of Herman Cain for 3 reasons: (and none of them are based on his race) 1: His unwavering convictions about conservative ideals. 2: His ability to teach and communicate. His speaking quality rivals that of Obama and his teaching ability blows away anyone currently in the field. 3: His ability to answer questions. Every politician is an expert “evader”. They can | Read More »
It’s Only Common Sense
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press Common Sense… Merriam-Webster Online defines common sense as beliefs or propositions that most people consider prudent and of sound judgment, based upon what they see as knowledge held by people “in common”. In 1776, Thomas Paine’s pamphlet ‘Common Sense’ had the largest circulation of any book in American history in large part because he wrote and reasoned in a | Read More »
Common Sense: The antidote to too much government
Conservatives and libertarians are constantly railing against government intervention in the lives of citizens. As such, they are often accused by the left of hating all forms of government and seeking to deregulate everything to the point where corporations can take over the country and rob and enslave the citizenry. Nothing could be farther than the truth. Conservatives understand a successful nation requires a functioning | Read More »
How High is the Debt Ceiling?
In the past week many flocks of birds have been dropping dead out of the sky, fish have floated belly up on various rivers, and bumble bees are buzzing off to drop dead too. Some have been blaming Bush, others have been blaming invisible airplanes, anti-missile technology, UFOs, Obamacare, Global Warmening/ Coolening, and Santa Claus’s hypersonic sleigh. But the most amusing reason I’ve heard is | Read More »
The Milgram Experiment Suggests TSA Staff Unlikely to Disobey Orders
Discussion of TSA’s recent actions has focused on procedures. But procedures do not implement themselves. Someone has to be comfortable with looking at naked pictures of strangers. Someone has to be comfortable searching breasts and testicles for likely nonexistent explosives. For every woman savaged and every child fondled, there was a person in a blue shirt willing to participate in the process. That is disturbing | Read More »
Destroying Our Nation One Concept at a Time
The old saying is that you eat an elephant one bite at a time. The concept is timeless and has application across broad swaths of society, including politics. Incrementalism is a well established tactic, particularly by the political Left and judicial activists. The idea is that you need not reach your goal in one fell swoop. It might take longer, but goals can be just | Read More »
Fiscal Insanity from the Economic Intelligentsia
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you Rudyard Kipling So-called “intelligent people” are continuing to call shots and give advice to the US President and Congress that is leading us straight over the financial cliff. Obama claims that the root causes of our financial crisis are: a) Bush, b) Wall Street, c) Banks, and | Read More »
How Deep Is the Bottomless Pit of Government Spending?
Is it a requirement of people who run for public office that they must abandon all sense of fiscal sanity? It would seem so. A review of the headlines over the past 2 weeks shows us that Forrest Gump was right: Stupid is as stupid does. Where do we start? Governments Borrowing to Pay Debts What would happen to your family finances if you took | Read More »
Mail Bailouts from Fed to Save … Governments
The Federal government (through the quasi-private Federal Reserve Bank) is the only level of our government who can coin money. So profligate spenders at state, county and local levels are going bankrupt , especially under the weight of bloated salaries and pensions for pubic workers. Mish reports a story of the pending bankruptcy in Miami. The city of Miami is in such financial dire straits | Read More »
Politicians: It’s ‘Big, Intrusive Government, Lower Quality of Life’, European System. NOT Just European System.
Conservative politicians: When you speak about President Obama’s fiscal policy being like Europe’s, you are often unknowingly promoting Europe’s big government policies. This is because Americans don’t understand Europe’s economic faults. Please describe them each time you compare Obama’s policies to Europe. Here are some ideas for your expanation of Europe’s economic system: Obama’s policies are moving America toward big, intrusive government which cripples economic | Read More »
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Reduce Reuse Recycle: a new paradigm for government
It is my belief that reasonable people will come to conservative conclusions once they engage their common sense chip. However, sometimes the debate must be presented in terms people are accustomed to hearing. For decades liberals have hounded us to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” in an effort to get us to lower our standard of living. Not that any of those three Rs are bad, so | Read More »
Lefty Claims for the Latest, Greatest, Invisible, Still in Committee, Yet to be Inserted in the Shell Bill, Healthcare Highjack Bill
Pelosi’s gang have the greatest claims for this bill. They can promise the world, since nobody has yet seen the bill. It might as well be the chupacabra, because it’s just as easy to see. I also suspect the bill’s a killer, just like the NHS and the X-Files version of the chupacabra. Can anybody tell me if I missed anything? Supposedly this bill is | Read More »