Sunday, June 29, 2014

Democracy vs. Republic

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
Marvin Simkin, Los Angeles Times, the quote above has been falsely attributed to Benjamin Franklin in Internet sources. The original quote is: Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. The rest as added by unknown source(s). The phrase/quote was used by historian, Shelby Foote in the Ken Burns 1990 Civil War documentary.
Democracy is portrayed as freedom, but liberties can only be protected and secured by constitutional law, like that which the Founders created.

Federal Government: Its Scope and Cost NOT Acceptable

The following information comes from a 2009 census breaking down the departments and agencies of the United States federal executive branch. Demand for constitutional and economical downsizing has been called for in recent decades with no results. For example, why is there a department overseeing housing that includes housing welfare funding? That department can be greatly reduced while keeping government out of of private sector concerns.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Eric Holder and Others STILL Not Held Accountable

Still the US Attorney General after the House of Representatives held Eric Holder in civil and criminal contempt concerning the firearm-walking program (“Fast-N-Furious”)that caused the death of of Border Patrol officer Brian Terry and 200 Mexican nationals; last week Senator Ted Cruz demanded a special investigator be appointed in the IRS scandal after that agency declared it had “lost” evidence in the form of email that Congress asked for more than a year ago.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Federal Government Chooses What Laws to Enforce

The federal government, those operating OUR national government, chooses constitutional laws that fits their ideology - and has been doing so for more than five decades.
Examples ...
  • Immigration laws, the most tolerant of any nation, has been ignored by presidents of both political factions - the result is plain to see and has come to be a major national security threat where, technically, the United States is being INVADED.
  • The federal government has involved itself to counter religious beliefs and practices, and the US Supreme Court has taken no action. Case in point: Same-Sex Marriage. Marriage certificates are issued by the states; therefore it is the jurisdiction of state/county government when it concerns marriage. Recently the Door County government has refused to issue marriage certificates to same-sex couples; but that was overruled by a federal judge. State rights are clearly described in the US Constitution - but the federal government ignores it and the US Supreme Court turns its head because justices do not comply with their oaths of office by upholding constitutional law.

Mental Health (and Government) is the Problem - NOT NRA

Our society has become bankrupt as the economy in terms with how society views life in general, what they perceive is the role of government, who they vote for, and how parenting and common sense values and morals have been replaced by the self-serving generation.
CNN reports:
Next time there's a mass shooting, don't jump to blame the National Rifle Association and lax gun laws. Look first at the shooter and the mental health services he did or didn't get, and the commitment laws in the state where the shooting took place.
Firearms are not the problem, the system is

Thursday, June 26, 2014

How Secure is Our "National Security"

The Department of Homeland Security celebrated its 5th anniversary in March 2014. Are we any more secure since September 11, 2001? It marked the largest consolidation since the Department of Defense was created in 1947.
Americans are being recruited into the Islamic Jihad organization and its operatives, along with the drug cartel, is using our broken border security as a traffic lane. 
Russian bombers on "training mission" fly within 50 miles off the California coast while conducting practice bombing runs near Alaska.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

National Science Foundation Wasting Tax Dollars - Thomas Jefferson Should See This

Thomas Jefferson stands out among the Founders because of his prolific writing and varied talents in which he made major contributions as a politician, statesman, diplomat, intellectual, writer, scientist, and philosopher. Jefferson committed his presidency toward the protection of civil liberties and minority rights, and he also promoted the education of the “masses”. His brilliant scientific mind welcomed technological change. He founded the University of Virginia, established as a secular institution in 1819 after he left the presidency. Jefferson believed that libraries and books were important in individual and institutional education and designed the university around its library. Virginia did not establish free public education in the primary grades until after the Civil War during the Reconstruction Era.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

"Everything Is Dust in the Wind"

On May 28th I was cutting grass in the front yard when I collapsed and my heart stopped. After emergency surgery I now am strapped with a pacemaker that seems to be the same size as a small cell phone. I am alive, but feel like Frankenstein must have felt when he awoke after his lightning jolt that brought him back to life. I now face the reality that my life on this planet Earth is coming quickly to a close. I now live on borrowed time, so to speak. No regrets, just the human thinking of so much more that can be accomplished, bucket list and moments enjoyed - all selfish reasons, I guess.
I am a realist and I know that life does not last forever.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

American Pioneer: Spirit of Historical America

When we mentioned “Pioneers” we instantly think of the American settlers who moved westward after the European immigrants established settlements, villages and colonies. But the Pilgrims, an ignored part of American history today, were also pioneers – moving westward across an ocean to settle in the New World in a place they hoped to find freedom and a new life. The word pilgrim is from the Latin peregrinus, which means “traveler” – one who has come from afar, who were on a journey to a holy place.

National Security: Invaders Across Our Southern Border

What nation's leadership would allow invaders to cross their borders without declaring war?
That is what has happened over the decades at the border between Mexico and the United States.
While it is primarily the fault of the Democratic Party and their insistence that in the name of “human rights” that we not only ignore the situation, but provide amnesty to those who are here illegally. Republicans capitulate to the politicians of the democratic-socialists because it all has to do with voting. If you were an immigrant who came to another country illegally would you not support the politicians who turn their heads and claim that anyone who disapproves are racist?

Hillary Clinton: "Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me"

Hillary Clinton has a top money man for her campaign in 2016: Jeffrey Katzenberg, a 63-year-old Hollywood movie executive, home to democratic-socialists who root for people like Obama/Clinton. Is it not peachy that Democrats put down political opponents because they are wealthy – but presently in Washington, DC, the wealthiest of the politicians in percentage are Democrats. Let's face it, in modern politics if you want to run for office in Washington DC, you must be wealthy and/or know a lot of wealthy people. Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg (Dreamworks) are not only business partners, but they are uptight with the Clintons and have been since Bill Clinton's campaign for president and Bill and Hillary's days in the White House.

Close Examination of the Case of Sgt Bergdahl

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When I first reported about the situation with POW SGT Bowe Bergdahl and the plea to the federal government to bring him home, I was aware of allocations and indications that he had deserted his post. In the military, as in civilian life, wrongdoing must be proven before judgment (innocent until proven guilty).
Of course, now that he has been freed, at the cost of letting loose five of the Taliban's top officers; we can now turn to the matter as to how he got captured. Most military, active and retired, would agree that it is important to bring everyone home – dead or alive.