2012

Why my vote is for Ted Cruz as US Senator

Posted on July 17, 2012. Filed under: 2012, Conservative, Elections, Politics, US Senate | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Is there any doubt that America’s Constitution is under attack?  For decades, the power and intent of the Constitution have been whittled away by liberals and others who do not value the foundation of this country.  For that reason,  we must send constitutional conservatives to Washington.  This is not the time to send people who do not have the experience defending the constitution.  It is not the time to send a person who needs to use this as a learning experience for the first couple of years.

Ted Cruz, does not just talk the talk.  He has exhibited a willingness to defend the constitution and liberty for all Americans on multiple occasions.  He is the freedom fighter we must send to Washington.  I’ve listed my reasons below, why my vote will be cast for Ted Cruz.

1.  Defended US Sovereignty

Successfully represented Texas before the U.S. Supreme Court in Medellin v. Texas, which upheld U.S. sovereignty and held that the World Court cannot bind the United States justice system and the President cannot order the state courts to obey the World Court.

2.  He has defended our second amendment right to bear arms

Ted authored a brief on behalf of 31 states supporting the second amendment right to keep and bear arms. The ban on firearms was struck down in a 5-4 landmark  decision before the U.S. Supreme Court?

3.  Ted Cruz fought to defend our religious freedom.

Successfully defended the constitutionality of the Texas Ten Commandments monument, winning in a 5-4 landmark decision before the U.S. Supreme Court, setting an important national precedent for the right to display similar monuments.

4.  The Tenth Amendment is one of the keys to preserving the balance and vision for our countr

y by the founding fathers.  For years, Ted has defended this key amendment.

Tenth Amendment language:  The Tenth Amendment states the Constitution’s principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the federal government nor prohibited to the states by the Constitution are reserved to the States or the people.

Ted Cruz has consistently championed the 10th amendment, speaking and writing nationally on the virtues of federalism and why excessive regulation and federal government intrusion threaten to destroy America’s free-market economy and the American Dream.

5.  Ted opposed the TSA groping at airports

This is an invasion of privacy, that Mr. Cruz’s opponent was afraid to tackle.  Cruz said that we should look to Israel and follow their example. “Instead of looking for terrorists, we’re looking for weapons. It’s an ill-advised approach that hurts citizens.”

6.  He was unafraid and stood up to protect our efforts for energy independence in America, at a time when the administration was fiercely undermining America’s efforts.

Authored an amicus brief on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and a diverse coalition of 29 Gulf Coast chambers of commerce and industry groups in Hornbeck Offshore Services v. Salazar, in opposition to the Obama Interior Department’s moratorium on offshore exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. One week later, the Fifth Circuit agreed, and ruled against the moratorium.

7.  Reinforced the words: “All men are created equal” as written in the Declaration of Independence.  There is no place for hate or bigotry in America.

Ted authored a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of 10 states in Rahn v. Robb, urging the Supreme Court to grant certiorari and reverse a decision of the Eight Circuit allowing the Ku Klux Klan to participate in Kansas’s “Adopt-A-Highway” program.

8.  Ted Cruz signed the Contract from America.

The Contract from America, clause 4. Enact Fundamental Tax Reform:  Adopt a simple and fair single-rate tax system by scrapping the internal revenue code and replacing it with one that is no longer than 4,543 words–the length of the original Constitution.

9.  Mr. Cruz took a definite stand on Border Security.

He has worked on efforts to increase penalties for felons who enter the country illegally.  Ted authored a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of 10 states in Lopez v. Gonzales, urging the strictest enforcement of laws punishing those with prior felony convictions who entered the country illegally.

10.  He is an independent warrior on a mission to defend the country.  Ted Cruz is not in the pocket of big lobbyists and special interest groups.

Having met and spoken with Mr. Cruz on multiple occasions, prior to his campaign, I can assure you of one thing.  No one is more passionate or driven to defend America’s constitution.  There are many more illustrations of his commitment and efforts on behalf of our constitution and liberty.  In fact, there were too many for one article.

What can you do to help?

If you are in Texas:   I urge each of you to vote.  Early voting begins July 23.  Election Day is on July 31.

If you are in other states:  Fight to take back the Senate.  Go to www.tedcruz.org and help to call and get out the vote!

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USA Elections: Country Club Politicians vs Constitutional Conservatives!

Posted on July 9, 2012. Filed under: 2012, Conservative, government, Politics, Republican, Texas, US Senate | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

Yes, America has arrived at multiple crossroads in this election year.

First, we have the frontline battle in Washington to save our constitution.  Of equal importance, there is a monumental effort to shore up a flagging economy.  This is the first of two articles examining those two crossroads.

There are those who would have you believe the constitution is a living document.  This document was debated, discussed, and approved many years ago as the framework for a free country.  Learned scholars had reviewed and analyzed the pros and cons of every word and syllable of this document.  The US Constitution has stood us in good stead and continues to provide our path through the turbulent times in the world today.

Why is America’s Constitution under attack?  The Democrat Party has been infiltrated and monopolized by Socialists and Marxists in Washington.  There is no mistake.  These groups would have you believe that the great American “experiment” has failed and a change needs to be made.  Because of this change in the Democrat Party (actual leadership in control), the required shift in the Republican party is more urgently needed by the country.

The actual job description in the United States for a politician,  now “mandates” a requirement for Constitutional Conservatives (if our American way of life is to be preserved).  The actions of the “Country Club” Republicans of yesterday will not steer the country back toward the vision of the original founders.  Country Club Republicans need not apply.  The candidates for the US Senate over the last few decades were typically a person who takes office, spent the majority of their life in office, and accumulated various perks and privileges distributed by lobbyists and special interest groups.  In prior years, there wasn’t much harm with these types of people holding office.  Today the heart and soul of America are at stake.  We must elect those who are willing to stand up and fight for our constitution.

There are many such examples of this “war” in the Republican Party being played out today.  In Texas, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst is challenging Mr. Ted Cruz for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Mrs. Kay Bailey Hutchinson.  Lt. Governor Dewhurst and Mr. Cruz have devoted many years of service to our country.  This is where the similarity ends.  Being an independent writer, I’ve had the opportunity to observe the leadership of Lt. Governor Dewhurst in the Texas Senate.  He is a moderate, who is reluctant to tackle tough, constitutional issues.  Unfortunately, this is exactly the job description required to take our country back from the sharp swing left toward a more socialist society.  The Lt. Governor’s strong supporters include the majority of  high profile lobbyists in Texas and “squishy” Republicans in the Texas legislature and in Washington.   I appreciate people who give to the country, but believe the age of the Country Club Republicans who hold court must necessarily end.

A man who will listen to the people and defend our liberty.

Enter Mr. Ted Cruz.  He is a Constitutional Conservative.  Mike Lee and Rand Paul are Constitutional Conservatives who were elected to the U.S. Senate in the last few years.  They are among a handful of new U.S. Senators who endeavor daily to defend the Constitution from the sharp tug to the left by socialists such as Senator Harry Reid and his cronies.   Mr. Cruz has successfully defended the United States Constitution at the state, and national level.  He has fought for US Sovereignty against a world court and the President of the United States.  The time has come for Texas to send in more cavalry for Senator Mike Lee, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Pat Toomey, and other strong constitutionalists such as Senator Jim DeMint.   These men are unafraid to make the difficult choices and are not ruled by special interests or lobbyists.

From local level through the highest national levels, we see the fight for true Constitutional Conservatism against political cronyism.  Witness the HD 26 race in Fort Bend County Texas.  Mrs. Jacquie Chaumette is another person, unafraid to make strong intelligent choices to protect citizens of Texas.  Her opponent is supported by many of the Country Club Republicans who have made a career and fortune by being “popular” with special interest groups and big lobbyists in Texas.   Mrs. Chaumette has served in positions that afforded her the opportunity to make strong fiscal choices based upon the laws of our state and our country.   She is definitely part of the breath of fresh air surging forward in American Politics.

So, the choice is yours.  Do you continue to elect career politicians who bend to the whims of lobbyists and special interest groups?  OR, do you elect new people who are not under the control of those groups?  Have a look at the supporters of people, prior to voting.   We need people with a strong ability to stand up for the people, not the special interest groups.

Constitutional Conservatives are the prescription required for an ailing country.  Elect them at all levels of government.

The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.”

Patrick Henry

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Texas reacts to the Supreme Court Decision

Posted on July 4, 2012. Filed under: 2012, Activism, Conservative, Healthcare, Politics, Texas | Tags: , , , , , , |

A man is defined by his actions and ability to move forward after setbacks.   Greg Abbott is that man of strength, and courage.   The Texas Attorney General did not go quietly after the Supreme Court Decision on Obamacare.  It appears the court decision has inspired him to fight harder for America, liberty, and the constitution.   This week was a whirlwind tour of speaking engagements with different groups of Americans to explain the latest decision by the Supreme Court regarding Obamacare.

In Plano Texas, there was a Rally for Freedom sponsored by the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute.   The crowd was anxious to hear what crumbs of hope the Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott could give to them.

There were several states involved in the Supreme Court Case.   Per usual, on high profile cases, they asked the Attorney General of Texas to be one of the key legal minds involved.   We now have one option left to the American People.  It is critical to vote in a new President,  a conservative controlled Senate, and a conservative controlled House in November.  This is the choice remaining, to protect America from this overreaching action by the Federal Government.  It was clearly stated this was a disasterous Supreme Court decision that took everyone by surprise.

People in the courtroom were fairly comfortable when the decision began talking about commerce and how this argument was not a constitutional premise for the law.  As the reading continued, a 180 was done, and the weaker reasoning on taxation privilege was introduced.  The gallery was stunned and mouths were agape per others who were actually in the courtroom.  The entire opinion document can be read here:  http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/06/29/us/29healthcare-scotus-docs.html

The decision cannot be overturned, as this was the last stop on the judicial ladder.   Arguing about whether the additional outlay of cash is a penalty or a tax is a waste of time.  One option is left,  America must work fervently, tirelessly, and focus on domination of all branches of government.

On the Americans for Prosperity call, there was a stunning moment of clarity for the thousands who crowded onto the call.  One of the audience asked a question, using examples.  “Could the government charge a penalty if people choose not to buy a smart car?”, stated the caller.  Attorney General Abbott, said “yes, that is our problem now.”   The Supreme Court has ruled the Congress has unlimited power to levy taxes on activity and inactivity.   A pin drop could have been heard after that dash of cold water on the audience.

Liberty suffered greatly because of this decision.  To overturn Obamacare, and get real solutions for Americans, we must not let a moment go wasted between now and November.

In 1775, Americans said enough and made their voices heard around the world.  In 2012, we must do the same.

God bless America on this fourth of July.  Give Americans courage for the fight ahead.

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Heroes and Inspiration for America

Posted on August 23, 2011. Filed under: 2012, Conservative, Elections, government, Politics, Republican | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Bear with me while I paint a picture.  There are people working hard and pulling together to fight against a  merciless foe in another part of the world.  This enemy has used charisma, wiles, and cunning to deceive an entire nation.  One day the nation woke up, and there were many dire days ahead.  A lot of people suffered.  A lot of men, women, and children died.

This was WWII.  Why do I bring this up now?

There are different ideologies at war with each other in our country.  Thousands of people in other parts of the world, can only imagine a country that would promote life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  No, happiness is not guaranteed.  However, everyone can have the opportunity to work hard and chase the dream that is important to them.   Others would argue,  it is time for a change.  Others would say socialism makes certain everyone has all their needs met.  The government will take care of everyone.  I ask, “Do you believe that 48M people are unable to work”?

The war of ideologies took a sharp left turn, when a President was elected who truly believes a hybrid version of socialism is good for America.  Instead of encouraging personal responsibility,  millions of people now have a “caretaker” called the government.  History has taught us that socialism has never worked.  Perhaps it is because we, as a species are only human.  There will always be those who are “takers” and those who are “producers” as spoken about by the late, great Ayn Rand.

This country is special.  For over 200 years, America has been a beacon of hope to all that enter.  All things are possible in this land of great hope and promise.  This has never changed.  People dream of America today as always.

There is a critical competition now between many deserving Republicans.  Why do I say deserving?  All of the people who step up in such a climate of hostility to try and make a difference, should be treated with respect.  Day after day, I have read articles tearing down Republican candidates.   My challenge to all who read this article is to weigh all the similarities and differences of the candidates prior to making a decision.  These are human beings.  There is no perfect candidate that will satisfy everyone.  What should we look for in a candidate?  In my opinion, we should encourage the heros who stand up and say, “I will try”.  Give them a fair shot.  Evaluate them, and vote. 

Why should we resort to leftist tactics  against the Presidential candidates at a time when the country is at a crossroads?  These are honorable, highly qualifed individuals who at all costs to their personal lives and the lives of their families want to serve their country.

Remember what made WWII great?  Remember the people and the pride in their country.  Remember the sense of pulling together for a common enemy.  Remember what makes America great.  The most important thing to be done, is to unite, and choose the candidate who ensures Obama will be a one term President.

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Fascinating Presidential Candidates speak in Minnesota – Final Installment

Posted on June 25, 2011. Filed under: 2012, Conservative, Economy, Elections, government, Politics | Tags: , , , , , |

 

The closing session of the Rightonline Conference in Minnesota was graced by the presence of Herman Cain.  He is not a politician.  Mr. Cain has been a highly successful businessman (former CEO, author, and speaker).  More information about his background can be found here: http://www.hermancain.com/about

My inclination on coverage of  this candidate is slightly different than previously published articles on the others who attended the Minnesota Conference.  The mainstream media are simply refusing to acknowledge there is an accomplished businessman who understands the meaning of the word conservative.  To that end, he can make his case better than anyone else. 

Here are the two links for Part 1 and Part 2 of his speech at the Rightonline conference in Minnesota.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KIHbyLu2VxY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSjIv5Bve9U&feature=related

“Our dreams and the dreams of our grandchildren are under attack, and that is what this is all about”, stated Cain.   The good news is we can take the country back.

All of the candidates have strengths and weaknesses.   After all, they are human beings.  However, one very important criteria must be added to the job description for the President of the United States of America – they must love this land and what it stands for!  No more “pretenders in chief”  in the White House!

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Fascinating Presidential Candidates speak in Minnesota – Part 2

Posted on June 22, 2011. Filed under: 2012, Conservative, Elections, government, Politics | Tags: , , , , |

The next candidate to speak at the Rightonline conference in Minnesota was Former Minnesota Governor, Tim Pawlenty.   His speech was given as one might speak with a good friend.  The beginning of his talk was filled with a bit of background about his family and some humorous stories illustrating specific challenges such as the rising gas prices.

His opening was a very clear, quiet statement that we live in the most free and prosperous nation in the world.  This is a place where each person can follow their own American dream.

The issue defined by Mr. Pawlenty boils down to one specific thing.  Government crowds into our lives in spaces that were previously filled with families, individuals, and businesses. 

Spending should not be the only focus.  We must also plan for prosperity.  Every hour 144M is spent that our government simply does not have.

What is his plan to improve our situation?

  • People must stand up to Washington and have the conviction to say: No More!
  • Phase out all ethanol subsidies
  • Put reasonable solutions on the table
  • Tell Wallstreet to get their “snout” out of the government

His concern is that time be invested to identify a candidate with fortitude, and strength to get the job done, despite all pressures. Governor Pawlenty gave the example of when he had to deal with a problem associated with the bus drivers.  He had discovered that if a bus driver worked 15 years, they would earn healthcare free for life.  He said no, and thus began a combative discussion with the bus drivers.  The job was tough, and many times he had to face down a rather loud opposition when making the tough decisions.

His plan for economic growth has been outlined and published.  The plan calls for 5% growth targeted each year.  Governor Pawlenty acknowledged the media and economists criticized the document and said it was impossible.  “If China, India, and Brazil can do it, the United States of America can do it”, stated Pawlenty.

The Pawlenty plan for prosperity includes solutions for current challenges:

  1. Reduce the Corporate Tax from 35% to 15%
  2. Eliminate all loopholes in the taxcode
  3. Energy must be derived from the vast stores of resources in America (not from other countries)
  4. Collapse the tax brackets so there are only two; the key being simplification for everyone
  5. Take the time to listen to the job creators in America, and find out what they need to grow jobs

Governor Pawlenty freely admitted he had made choices that were not good for Minnesota at times.  When he realized they were not the best solution for Minnesotans, he would reverse his earlier decisions and explain this to the people.  Authors’ note:  Everyone makes mistakes, and admitting those errors in judgment is good.  However, we must also scrutinize all candidates to see if the majority of their decisions and judgements have been sound. Doing research on all of the candidates’ background has never been more important!

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Fascinating Presidential Candidates Speak at Minnesota Conference -Part 1

Posted on June 22, 2011. Filed under: 2012, Conservative, Economy, Elections, Healthcare, Politics, Republican | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Three of the strongest Presidential contenders spoke at the Rightonline conference in Minnesota sponsored by Americans for Prosperity. The crowd was not disappointed.  Clearly the candidates have moved from the novice stage of campaigning to serious speeches.   The speakers were Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Former Governor Tim Pawlenty, and Former CEO Herman Cain.  The crowd was not disappointed by the quality offering of information by each candidate.   The differences between the three are becoming more pronounced as they provide detail on their economic growth plans and ideas to get the economic engine pumping again.

In this first article, the focus is on Congresswoman Bachmann.  

Here are a few highlights of the speech:

  • 1.7 Trillion dollars is the estimated burden on Americans due to government regulations primarily from the EPA
  • The President promised African Americans and Hispanics hope and change. Instead, they are the hardest hit groups by unemployment. The numbers of people without jobs are 40% for the African Americans and 27% for the Hispanics.
  • Obama policies have resulted in the loss of 2.5M jobs.
  • An estimated 800,000 jobs will be lost due to Obamacare
  • When Barrack Obama took office, the average price of gas was $1.79 a gallon
  • Ten Days after Obama took office, gold was priced at $940.00.  The price of gold is currently hovering at $1500.00.
  • Russian President, Dmitri  Medvedev, successor to Mr. Putin in Russia made a speech on the economy.  Mrs. Bachmann noted even the President of Russia understands free markets.  Here is the quote mentioned in her speech:
  • “My choice is different. The Russian economy ought to be dominated by private businesses and private investors. The government must protect the choice and property of those who willingly risk their money and reputation.”
    Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11169/1154650-82.stm#ixzz1Pz6D8HLL
  • There was a promise made that she would not rest until Obamacare is repealed.
  • Congresswoman Bachmann recently introduced the Freedom of Choice Lightbulb Act to the House for consideration

One of the most memorable parts of her talk was a recollection of a private meeting with a few Republican leaders and the President.  The Republicans commented on the poor unemployment numbers.  President Obama stated it was just a bump in the road.  Michele Bachman said, “No Mr. President, it is not a bump in the road, it is the Grand Canyon”.

Mrs. Bachmann had facts and figures at her fingertipsas which one would expect of a former tax litigation attorney. Her enthusiasm was contagious, and at one point she led the crowd in a chant: One term President!   

Toward the close of her speech, there was a lot of emphasis on her ability to vote her principles even when it conflicted with her political party.  Author’s note:  This is a double edged sword.  As President one also has to have the gift of unifying all parties for the good of the country.  

After speaking, she came down from the stage to shake hands with the crowd.  A gay rights activist lunged toward her and threw glitter on Mrs. Bachmann.  The Congresswoman handled it all with dignity, and kept moving forward shaking hands with the audience.   This was definitely a grace under pressure moment.

What is my take on the Congresswoman?  She is doing well in the early days of the campaign.  It will be interesting to see how she fares after several months of a grueling schedule and a tough media.   This kind of stress will eliminate many, and give impetus to others.  Only time will tell.

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Ranking of Presidential Candidates in First Debate

Posted on May 5, 2011. Filed under: 2012, Conservative, Elections, government | Tags: , , , , , , |

 

There were 5 Presidential candidates who responded to the first debate in South Carolina.  It was not the usual suspects as the perceived current leaders in the polls, did not participate.  This may not bode well for the ones who didn’t show, with the South Carolina voters, as heard in the focus group after the debate.

For clarity, I had decided to evaluate each candidate on several attributes throughout the evening. The list of attributes and definitions is below, followed by my rankings of the entire debate and each candidate.

Lucity (Expression of thought; eloquence)

Knowledge of the topic:  Because each candidate was asked a different question, I weighed their answers with regard to depth, and ability to articulate a complete knowledge of the topic they were questioned about.

Original Ideas:  Do they have original ideas or are they simply picking apart the current administration? 

Exhibited Leadership skills:  Leadership is something critical to the next President elect, therefore in all debates we should look for signs of leadership skills.

Charisma as a speaker: Can he relate to the people?

Presidential Bearing: Can we envision this person as a total package that would have the credibility when sitting across the table from heads of state?

Closing pitch:  Did they have a good argument as to why they would be President?

The ratings are from 1-5 with 5 being the best, and 1 being very poor.

  Ron Paul Rick Santorum Gary Johnson Tim Pawlenty Herman Cain
Eloquence

2

3

2

4

4

Knowledge

2

3

1

4

4

Original Ideas

2

2

2

3

5

Leadership Skills Exhibited

2

4

2

4

5

Presidential Bearing

1

3

1

4

5

Charisma

2

4

3

5

5

 

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Results:  Ron Paul                            12 points

                  Rick Santorum                 19 points

                  Gary Johnson                  11 points

                  Tim Pawlenty                   24 points

                  Herman Cain                    28 points

There were distinct differences in the candidates.  Tim Pawlenty had a great answer on Healthcare.  He showed a lot of indepth thinking on the topic.  However, Mr. Cain proved repeatedly he functioned more from a position of solutions.  His approach of analysis first which defined the problem, reflected strong leadership skills.  Both Mr. Pawlenty and Mr. Cain exhibited an ability to articulate thoughts succinctly.  Mr. Paul had a few challenges with his presentation.  Mr. Santorum  shared his straightforward sense of values, however he came across as very intense and almost combative with the interviewers on each question.

There was much more depth than expected in this first debate, therefore I will be producing articles on the primary candidates which focus on the belief systems and solutions offered to the voters.

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.  – Thomas Paine

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Is Herman Cain The One?

Posted on April 17, 2011. Filed under: 2012, Conservative, Elections, government, Healthcare, Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Herman Cain spoke this evening at the Texas Tea Party Patriots PAC in Woodlands, Texas.   There was much to learn about the man at the press conference and during the event.   Passion and knowledge prevailed in his insightful views on the state of the country and the possibilities.

Recently, Chairman Bernanke of the Federal Reserve declared we don’t really have much inflation and that the economy is recovering.  I asked Mr. Cain if he would share his views on the Federal Reserve.  His answer was succinct and on point.  He does not think we need to do away with the Federal Reserve.  Mr. Cain served on the Board of the Federal Reserve in the 90s.  His opinion is the Federal Reserve  has changed significantly since he served, and needs to be fixed.  Quote Mr. Cain:  “I respectfully disagree with Chairman Bernanke regarding inflation.  There is inflation when I go to pump gas and the price has gone up a dollar a gallon.”  Mr. Cain also stated he respectfully disagreed with Chairman Bernanke on the recovery in America.  “How could we be in economic recovery when 15M people are unemployed? This month’s numbers on unemployment have gone back up over 400,000!  This is not recovery.”  In his view, the Federal Reserve has become overly politicized. 

Mr. Cain observed we had become a nation of crises.  America has a crisis of morality, economics, immigration, spending, energy, national security, and a lack of leadership.  It is important in leadership to identify the right problem, surround yourself with the right people, and provide common sense solutions.   In his view, the lack of leadership is permitting the crises to continue growing in the country.

He expressed amazement  regarding the President;s decision on loaning  money to Brazil for drilling oil.  The President stated the United States would be Brazil’s customer.  Mr. Cain was passionate in his argument we should be our own customer.  It is important to drill here, and drill now!  If he runs for President, this is a priority. 

When asked why he should be President, the answer was insightful.  He is a problem solver.  The career experience reflects a gift at problem solving.  The job of President, particularly in these difficult times in America, requires a problem solver.

Over the past 7 days, he had traveled to 9 states and had 16 engagements.  Why?  He is talking to conservatives and determining if he will run for President.   In his mind, he had set 4 criteria for his decision.  Three of the four criteria had exceeded expectations.  The fourth criteria had met expectations.  He is a few weeks away from making a decision.   It was not his intention to ever run for President.  He felt compelled to consider it, after the President signed Obamacare into law.  This law is unconstitutional and tramples on the rights of Americans.  Mr. Cain takes liberty very seriously.

During his speech, there were several specific examples given of economic changes he would make in the country.  Stimulating the economy requires putting more money in the hands of individuals and businesses.   He proposed a 6.2% tax holiday for one year for the employers and employees.   There were several ideas proposed to promote business in the United States rather than allowing the business to go overseas.

It was clear by the end of the speech, Mr. Cain is a leader.  He has a vision of how to solve the nation’s problems.  His advice to the audience:  “Stay Informed, Stay Involved, and Stay Inspired.  Everyone will need to participate in efforts countering the plethora of misinformation that is being circulated.  There is 50% of the country that doesn’t have a clue.  Doing research and getting educated on the issues will be a critical component of the plan to win in 2012.

I would be remiss if the highlight of the evening was not included.   For the finale,  speakers and  Teaparty volunteers gathered on stage for a song.  They were singing God Bless America and Mr. Cain led the audience in singing with them.  This was one of those “Kodak” moments you know will not be forgotten for a very long time.

So, is he the “one” to run for President and win it for conservatives in 2012?  At this point, he is probably one of only a handful of people who could adequately address the challenges facing our country.  His expertise and wisdom clearly outshines the Administration in Washington today.  The love he exhibits for God, family, and country is evident.  Clearly he would be a formidable candidate against President Obama.  We will know shortly! 

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.  Ronald Reagan

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