Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
Excerpt of my Examiner.com article: In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, Liberal Democrats in the Congress and President Obama are promising “quick action” to make certain that tragedies like this never happen again. A term from John Stossel’s new book comes to mind, “no, you can’t”.
Although espousing a balanced approach including gun control, restrictions on violent TV, movies and video games, and review of procedures for those in need of psychiatric help; the Liberal establishment is focusing its attention on gun control.
On Tuesday, Jay Carney, President Obama’s spokesperson stated that the President remains committed to reinstating the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. Senator Dianne Feinstein has already stated that she intends to introduce such a bill as soon as the new Congress convenes. However, by then, celebrations of Christmas and the New Year will have come and gone, and our representatives in Washington will be getting back to political reality.
The main reason the federal assault weapons ban was let to expire in 2004 was that the NRA and its influence on significant voting blocks had many Democrats running scared. Attempts to extend the ban went down to defeat by a vote of 90 to 8 in the Senate. Few people believe that a January vote on this issue will have different results.
Opposition to any restrictions on a citizen’s Second Amendment right to bear arms is ingrained in our heritage. Not only are guns used for hunting, sport and personal protection, there is possibly an even greater need never mentioned by our government or the main stream media, the need of a strong deterrent from foreign aggression and government overreach.
Read the full article on Examiner.com.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Hollywood celebrities are out in force today, trying to use the tragedy in Newtown as the “crisis not to waste”, and advocating strict gun control laws. My take on the situation is two fold. One is the proliferation of drugs used to modify behavior, many of which have rare but extreme side effects. There is no evidence, as yet, that Adam Lanza was on drugs. What is true, is that the secular society, that the President and these celebrities embrace, and the class hatred espoused by our President, are changing our country and leading us away from religion and the Judeo Christian philosophy embraced by our founders.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
This is an excerpt of an article I wrote for Examiner.com
Excerpt: President Obama, Harry Reid and the Democrats in the Senate, have, for three years, refused to pass, or even seriously propose or discuss a budget as required each year by law. This has necessitated the need for continuing resolutions to keep our government running as it reaches its borrowing limits. Following the last debt ceiling crisis, the plan for sequestration was enacted as an incentive for Congress and the President to enact legislation that both parties believed would put us on a sustainable economic path. The January 1, 2013 deadline looms, as the can has once again been kicked down the road.
Each time, the Democrats have used the debt crisis to demonize the Republicans, as the President is doing now, blaming them for the stalemate. This is both a political and tactical maneuver to advance his liberal, progressive spending goals and he has no intention of changing direction.
The President campaigned on a “balanced approach” to the crises that he and the Democrats created. His proposal, as presented by Treasury Secretary Geithner, was to increase taxes by $1.6 trillion, mostly on the job creators, spend an additional $25 billion on failed stimulus projects, defer the sequestration spending cuts and maybe reduce some “unspecified” entitlement spending. He also proposed the removal of the requirement for Congressional approval for debt ceiling increases.
Read my full Examiner.com article here.