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Feds May File Suit Against States: Backdoor Union Card Check

Posted by courage On January - 15 - 2011

Back in August of 2009,  I wrote my opposition to the proposed legislation called “The Employee Free Choice Act,” legislation which would remove secret ballot from union organizing.  This legislation introduced in early March 2009 by Democrats high on their election wins and was an effort to payback union organizers who helped them gain control of Congress and the White House.  The card check legislation never made it out of the House committee and is sitting where all horrendous  freedom limiting proposed legislation should be, in the trash heap.

What is becoming common to the Obama administration are attempts to institute law through the Executive branch by having departments and agencies write new rules, in essence creating laws which have never passed Congress. Heck what do we need Congress for anyway?   This administration appears to believe they alone know what is right direction for the country and if Congress cannot or won’t do their bidding KING Obama will make it so…

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Filibuster Reform is Bad for the Nation

Posted by courage On January - 8 - 2011

The use of filibusters has a long history in Congress. The original intent of the Constitutional Framers was to allow lengthy debate in each chamber, on the premise that ideas as well as legislation should be fully examined when structuring legislation. The Founders believed full and unrestrained scrutiny of legislation would result in superior legislation. Each of the Congressional bodies is allowed according to Article 1, Section 5 of the Constitution to determine the rules of its proceedings. Originally the rules created by each of the Congressional branches allowed for the use of a filibuster, often used by the minority party to prevent a vote on a particular piece of legislation. In the dawning days of our republic the filibuster was used, admittedly sparingly, by both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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Frontpage names the TEA PARTY the Person of the Year

Posted by courage On January - 2 - 2011

From Frontpage:

Over the past few years, while atrophy of the welfare state system has spurred violent protests in Western Europe, the United States has experienced a parallel, but remarkably distinct phenomenon. In early 2009, desperate Greeks rioted in the streets to demand that their overextended government do more for them in the face of financial crisis. Americans, at the same time, rallied across the nation for their government to do less. More than any one individual alone in 2010, this movement, the Tea Party movement, wrought tremendous change over the political landscape, realizing a historic election and revitalizing the American zeitgeist. The title of FrontPage Magazine’s Person of the Year, therefore, must be bestowed collectively on these individuals, the formidable torchbearers of our beloved liberty and prosperity.

Two days after the newly-elected President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the stimulus bill) into law February 19th, the Tea Party movement found its voice — in the unlikeliest of places. A little-known CNBC analyst, Rick Santelli, embarked on a spontaneous rant while delivering a market forecast live on air. His harangue was precipitated by the federal government’s decision to stem the 2009 housing and financial crisis with a series of unprecedented “bailouts” for Wall Street and the banking industry, financed by taxpayer revenue. “How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor’s mortgage, that has an extra bathroom and can’t pay their bills?” Santelli wailed, turning to the gallery of traders on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. The crowd jeered. “President Obama, are you listening?” Apparently, he was not. Santelli proceeded to flippantly claim he was considering organizing a “Chicago Tea Party” to protest government spending and the apparent collectivization of wealth.

Read the entire article at the link above.

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Tyranny Takes Form: Agenda Over the Will of the People

Posted by courage On December - 29 - 2010

Have you noticed the most recent tyrannical moves from the Obama administration?   Forget the Constitution and governing, this administration is hell bent on pushing their agenda  through by any means necessary.

From Robert Allen Bonelli at Big Government:

Written into the Declaration of Independence is a simple imperative, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Our nation was built on this concept, but the Obama administration is using its power to write regulation to circumvent the will of the people and advance its own agenda.

Three recent examples of this over reach are shocking and all Americans should demand an end to the practice and a reversal of what has already been done.  Citizens need to think, whether they agree with the reasons for the circumvention or not, about what is at stake.  Using regulation to specifically subjugate the will of the people to the agenda of any president is nothing less than tyranny.

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Conspiracy Theories: The Overview

Posted by courage On December - 27 - 2010

Recently I have been privy to more than a couple discussions, both virtual and in real life about government detention camps.  Much of this speculation and chatter surrounds the canceling of an encore performance (otherwise known as rerun) of a Jesse Ventura, Conspiracy Theory episode entitled “Police State.”

First let me say outright, this type of discussion gives me a wrenching headache.  Theories by their very nature can be void of facts; their sole purpose is to explain a circumstance or occurrence typically based on generally accepted principles independent of the thing being explained.   The connections advocated in theories may be legitimate or they may be based in fallacies of logic.   The fallacies are normally based on a predetermined position by the theorist.  Often times with conspiracy theories, the creator of the logic train places enough factual and verifiable information in its conceptualization to create the appearance of logic and truth.

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Brouhaha Over the Word Marriage: It’s Time for Commonsense.

Posted by courage On December - 12 - 2010

I possess very clear and concise feelings about “gay marriage,”  some of which may surprise readers.  Let me just say right out, I do NOT believe the definition of marriage needs to be expanded to include gays/lesbians.  Period.

Surprised?  Don’t be allow me to explain.

Traditionally marriage is viewed through the lens of religion, with most people understanding the phrase “sacrament of marriage” as possessing a religious overtone.  A majority of couples choosing marriage perform their vows in a church,  a smaller number opt for a civil ceremony at a local courthouse.

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Tea Party Nation is a Sham Patriot Organization

Posted by courage On December - 12 - 2010

I take issue with the Tea Party Nation, the self-imposed grand poobah
Judson Phillips seeks to dilute attention away from Patriots laser sharp
focus of fiscal responsibility to include social issues.
I would suggest that Tea Party Patriots have been so successful in
informing the populace of the shenanigans being perpetrate on the
American people because of its clear focus on fiscal responsibility and
its call for Constitutional adherence by elected officials. The wave
of support for the Tea Party Movement continues to grow, according to
Rasmussen in October 41% of polled eligible voters view the Tea Party
movement favorably with 47% stating the movement is good for the
country. For a movement whose birth was less than 2 years ago, these
numbers are astounding.

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Fraud in the Pigford Settlement .. Backdoor Reparations

Posted by courage On December - 7 - 2010

Many may not be aware of the Pigford settlement, the mainstream media has all but ignored what amounts to a flood gate of reparations soon to be paid out to “black farmers.”

Black farmers is in quotes above because the necessity of proof  of  USDA discrimination on the part of individuals in this settlement is laughable.  Fill out some minor paperwork claiming you were denied USDA loans because you are black and shazam.. you are entitled to $50,000 in reparations from the government.  No proof needed, other than your word since the USDA did not keep files of the loans applications which were turned down.

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