Posted on July 9, 2012. Filed under: 2012, Conservative, government, Politics, Republican, Texas, US Senate | Tags: 2012, Conservatives, constitution, David Dewhurst, Democrats, Jacquie Chaumette, Republicans, Senator, Socialism, Ted Cruz, Texas |
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.
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.”
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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.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 8 so far )
There is a frenzy of activity in America from many groups regarding the current direction of America. Almost all types of belief systems are represented. The big question is what makes this time in our history any different from any other time? For the first time in America, there are quite a few Socialists and Communists that hold key positions in the American Government. They are in positions of influence and authority.
This year boils down to one key question. What do you believe? Now is the time to search inside ourselves and answer that question. There are a lot of people such as the Socialists and Communists who think the government needs to manage the people and their lives in it’s entirety. The theory is the brightest people will make all the decisions for the people. All of the money (or most of it) will go directly to the government. The government will then determine what benefits need to be provided for the people. They believe it is the rich who have oppressed so many for decades and they need to remedy this situation.
The other “side” is a group that states our country was founded on free enterprise principles and the rights of the individual. Their theory is the Constitution provides the framework on which the country is based. This group of people argue that each person should have personal responsibility for the success of their lives.
The media has tended to take a stand with the big government approach. The group which propose to run the lives of Americans are the so-called progressives or liberals. Many of them tout the goodness of Socialism and Communism. Does anyone remember the historical examples of how well socialism and Communism have operated in the past? The Hollywood elite have rapidly moved into this group and shout it is going to ensure no one goes without anything. To squelch the people who disagree with this approach, the media and hollywood have painted the Constitutionalists or Conservatives, as radicals.
I want to provide a few links for your viewing, and let you decide. Many of you may say, “why on earth is she bringing this up now?” My purpose is to make sure as many people as possible know what they are up against in this election cycle. The Democrat party has been dominated by the people who promote Socialism and Communism for quite some time. The Republic’s future will likely be determined by this election.
The following film was taken at a One Nation Rally on October 2nd in Washington, D.C.
The following link will show who endorsed the rally in Washington on October 2, 2010.
The following link shows when the communist party arrived at the one nation rally in Washington on October 2, 2010.
The prior links are intended to show a bit more about the people involved with the One Nation Rally and Movement in the United States. These are the supporters for changing America’s Government and Society for good.
The following link is showing the rally that was held in Washington, D. C. on August 28th. This rally was sponsored by Glenn Beck and was focused on the Restoration of America and not a political platform. For weeks prior to the event, media reported the fear of “radicals” gathering together in the Nation’s Capital.
Here is a film of that event and the “radicals” that were talked about on CNN, NBC, and several other talk shows across the networks.
Restoration of Honor Rally and participant interviews:
The end of the Glenn Beck Rally in Washington, D.C.
This November 2nd, let your voices be heard. Do you believe in personal responsibility, limited government, and fiscal responsibility? OR do you subscribe to the notion that the country needs to finish the transformation to socialism? People in a socialistic society have all their rights and benefits determined by a handful of elite.
Read more about both the conservatives and the socialists. Become informed and ensure your family knows the differences and what this is all about. For such a critical moment in the history of America, don’t you want to be a part of that that decision-making process?
“Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.”
— Thomas Sowell
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Less than 30 days to work toward a positive result in November.
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We witnessed many changes in 2009. Unfortunately, not many of the changes in 2009 benefited America. In fact, the actions of this administration have devalued the dollar, increased unemployment, further crippled the economy, divided the country, and has shown no regard for the constitution or any of the existing laws of our land. Politicians became giddy with their own power and openly bribed and coerced others to support them on unsavory causes. A President came to power with the promise of hope and change. Little did the people know, that he would introduce socialism and Marxist leaning individuals into the government. Unemployment has soared under this administration. It took our country from 1776 to 2008 to reach just over 5 Trillion dollars in debt. In 12 months time (2009), our country saw an explosion of approximately 13 Trillion dollars of debt. The national debt was doubled in less than 12 months! Is this the hope and change the President promised to the nation?
The politicians have spent money recklessly with no regard for the warnings of the worldwide economist community. Money is now printed to cover the debts, thus making the value of the dollar dramatically decline. China, one of the premiere lenders to the United States, warned that the proposed Healthcare Bill may not be a good idea given our debt situation. China is essentially our banker, and we did not listen! Americans were told by the Secretary of the Treasury to not spend so much money, be mindful of your debt!! Yet the politicians were encouraged to wildly plunge our country into debt by the President of the United States. Why?
The debt ceiling was raised by the Congress. This action of raising the debt ceiling is so they can spend more. Does any of this spending make sense in light of a struggling economy in the United States? Yes, it makes perfect sense if you have read the writings of Saul Alinsky or Karl Marx. Both of these individuals advocated driving a country into chaos by destroying the economy. When you have complete chaos in a country, there is always room for radicals to use this to advantage and take over the country. This is a standard procedure for people who want to install a tyrannical government over the masses. Read the Manifesto by Marx, or Rules for Radicals by Alinsky. You may be wondering at this point, who on earth would revere the aforementioned writers or those particular written works? The answer may be difficult for many of you to hear. The President, the majority of his Czars, Hillary Clinton, the former Czar Van Jones, the former Czar Anita Dunn, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Watson, Harry Reid, etc., etc. All of them are students of these works and have exhibited their respect for those writers and those ideas on tyrannical power that is supposed to “benefit the masses”. What America has witnessed is the perfect storm coming together in the United States. Never in the history of our country have so many left leaning radicals been in charge in our government and in all surrounding offices. From the cities, to the states, to the national government we find extreme leftists in power at the same time. These people have been taught the theories of socialism, Marxism, and tyranny are the best way to retain power and control the population. All of this has converged at a time when people were reacting “against” the former administration and yearning for something different. This administration promised change, but the people had no idea what was yet to come.
The people of this administration and this Congress have exhibited little respect for the constitution as they have consistently been voting to ignore it. Our own President has undermined the authority given to the Senate in the Constitution by installing Czars that were not evaluated nor approved by the standard procedures of the Congress. Clearly he knew what he was doing by avoiding scrutiny of all of his “advisors”. I’d like to mention a few of them and their attributes. The manufacturing Czar stated he found a repulsion to capitalism and that he believed Mao had a good idea of having people look down the barrel of a gun. The Czar of the Schools does not believe there is anything wrong with young boys having sex with adult men. Anita Dunn, the former media Czar, said she frequently turned to Mao for ideas and thoughts (Mao was a mass murderer). Consider the fact that these people are respected and revered by this President. He chose them to be his trusted advisors on national matters. Of the 32 people chosen by the President to be close advisors, the majority of them have affiliated with radicals and socialists most of their lives. They tout the grandness of Castro and Chavez! It has become difficult to recognize our country. The media has ceased to report on any possible “hint” of radicalism affiliated with this administration.
What can we do as concerned citizens to address these concerns? I submit to you that the radicals are a very small portion of our population. It just happens that they have the majority of the power in our country at this time. As Americans we should exercise our rights given to us by the Constitution. Legally, we have rights and need to be fully aware of how we can make positive change in this country at a time when it seems somewhat discouraging. Stay tuned for a positive plan!Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 1 so far )
This week the Senate was given a choice. Do they accept the extreme cuts to senior citizen benefits in the proposed Healthcare bill, or do they put the senior benefits back into the bill by sending it back to be fixed by the Senate Finance Committee? This was proposed as an amendment to the Healthcare proposal now in the Senate.
There are 500 Billion dollars in immediate proposed cuts to seniors. From 2010 to 2020 senior benefits will be reduced by 3 Trillion Dollars as confirmed by the CBO to the non-Democrats in the Senate. Here are a few things that are impacted:
1) 14.6 Billion cut from nursing homes
2) 7.6 Billion cut from Hospice Care
3) 137.5 Billion cut from hospitals who treat Seniors (primarily rural areas)
4) Medicare Advantage
Medicare Advantage is essentially a private health insurance plan that Seniors pay into, to get additional benefits. Seniors pay quite a bit for this policy. Approximately 20% of the seniors use this plan today. This plan provided lower deductibles, lower co-pays, preventive care screening, home health help for the chronically ill and many other things such as eye glasses, hearing aides, etc. This is the first instance of the government electing to get rid of a private plan. We will be seeing many more as the government uses their power to get rid of the competition. One may say what is the reasoning behind getting rid of something like Medicare Advantage that the seniors pay extra for….. Well, the answer is simple. It is another payoff to get support. AARP who is supposed to represent seniors used to be against the health bill. Now they say all of their members are for it. AARP has a competitive plan like Medicare Advantage that offers benefits to seniors at a much higher rate. AARP stands to make a lot of money on this deal. It is not about the seniors, it is about making money.
I used to believe in the inherent goodness of people. The actions of the 58 Senators who voted to keep these cuts to senior care is appalling. To make good on the deal to the AARP and countless others, they are voting to hurt millions of Americans. It was the only way they could think of to “pay for the expansion of government”.
These are the same people who voted not to partake in this health care proposed in the plan. Clearly they believe they are better than you!! If they truly believe this bill is good for the majority of the people, they would also be in the plan. The group it will advantage is some of the people in the US who have never contributed to a hospital insurance plan or to medicare. It is about the democrats trying to “buy” the vote of the poor with Healthcare!
There are also provisions to have the illegal aliens on healthcare. Again, this is about getting a large block of people who can vote for the democrats and their vision of a socialist America.
58 United States Senators weighed in on the value of seniors to society by voting for the cuts to senior healthcare. This is a clear indication of what is to come, when the government is in charge of our heathcare. The chart below has the name and state of everyone who voted to make life and death decisions for the seniors now and the seniors in future. This is a very good example of how the bureaucrats in Washington will be determining who will get adequate healthcare. Is it the answer to the healthcare woes to choose who to help with this healthcare bill and who to hurt?
These people are immoral and definitely not doing their job per the constitution. Vote them out of office. The underlined bold names are the ones up for election this year. Do not worry about having to save this blog for future. My Christmas gift to all of you, is that I will be publishing this every year so we can continue to get the rest of them out. We must be diligent and help these people return home so they can learn what it is like to be a loyal citizen.
My only request is this: Please share this blog with your friends and neighbors. It truly needs to go viral. Thank you.
One step closer to a Socialist America
In recent months, strange occurrences have happened on a regular basis in the Congress and Senate. Bills are being passed that give unprecedented power to the government and severely curtail the liberty of the American population. This is an attempt to report on the most detrimental of those actions and what we can expect in the near future. There are a series of events forming a distinct pattern. This premature decision making is pushing America further down the path to Socialism.
Now is a good time to take a look at the foundation of our constitutional republic. So how is the republic faring these days? In the constitution, individuals are given the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The government now regulates the automobile industry, the banking industry, the Federal Reserve, Social Security, the mortgage industry and healthcare (soon to be completed). They also have monopolies on Flood Insurance and Student Loans. As the government has grown, the choices of the individuals have been minimized. Immediately after the healthcare reform is completed, there is a large Cap N Trade bill coming up. This legislation will dictate how much electricity you will be permitted to use, the type of lightbulbs to used, the choice of energy used in the home, the specific construction of new homes, how much you travel, and what type of travel (car, bus, airplane) is permissible to individuals. The frequency of travel will also be legislated. New laws are being introduced that will mandate the choices an individual will be permitted to have by the government. After this passes, what is left of the individual freedoms in this country? Of equal importance is the fact most of these efforts involve a redistribution of wealth in America.
Have you been following the bill being proposed that will curtail freedom of speech? Bill 733 is waiting in the wings to be brought to the fore, when America begins shouting too loudly about losing her freedoms. This bill will give the government the power to control the internet nationwide in the best interest of cyber security”. The proposal is that people would have to apply for a license, pay a fee, and get approval from the government for internet access. The “type” of permissible user will be mandated by the government. Currently there are discussions of adding language to legislate journalism as well. Journalism meaning all newspapers and television news shows, talk shows, radio blogs, and standard blogs. The regulatory Czar contends this is the only way to ensure quality journalism. Imagine how the difficulty if there were no internet, news media, etc. How would the people know what was going on? Mmmm, maybe that is the point! Three out of four primary news networks are controlled by the government to a large degree. The regulatory Czar has already made alarming statements that in his opinion “people criticizing their government should be guilty of treason”.
Not too long ago on Cspan, there was a fascinating speech about this very topic from Senator Alexander from Tennessee. He commented that people were getting letters and veiled threats from the administration when they disagreed with policies or had negative comments of any kind. People have had their “hands slapped” by people in the administration and threats of withholding stimulus funds for their constituents were made. This administration, much like the former Nixon Administration have been forming an “enemies” list. Their attacks on conservative media have included several direct comments by the President.
We are currently involved in a domestic struggle to save our constitutional republic. There are many in high places in the government who have determined they know what is best for America, regardless of what the constitution states. Several of them are known advocates of Socialism and Marxism. These elitest people with the controlling notions truly believe they are smarter than the 312M+ patriots who live in the USA. Their idea is to “protect” us by telling us what we can and cannot do.
The majority of current government representatives agree with the administration and believe in redistributed wealth. One of the easiest ways to get redistributed wealth to work is via heavy taxation. The government retains control of most of the public’s money and distributes funds to whom they deem to be worthy. This whole effect is called socialism. The movements toward Socialism have been creeping up on Americans for decades. Look at the number of taxes we currently have (over 20). There will now be 9 more taxes with the health “plan” passed by the Senate in the form of direct and excise taxes. Examine the billions given in grants each year or in government allocations. Re-distribution of wealth has been at play for a while now in America.
It is time to stand up and demand these people vote in line with the Constitution. They do not have the rights to govern our liberties and determine how much liberty an individual has in the United States of America. Let your voices be heard. More to follow…..
The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men. Samuel Adams
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There are a few places in the Pelosi Health Plan that is leaving the door open to add services shortly after the bill is passed.
Here is example one, here they may determine to add dental care to the package. This will add 10’s of millions with the addition of dental care to the current proposed package.
Report regarding includion of oral Health Care in Essential Benefits Package
—Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall submit to Congress a report containing the results of a study determining the need and cost of providing accessible and affordable oral health care to adults as part of the essential benefits package.
The text below is a promise to provide assistance to hospitals and Doctors that want to help with the setting of standards for the electronic set up for the country’s medical population. This equals future promises to the healthcare community that are now supporting him and giving input. This money has not been calculated into the price tag of this bill.
(D) programs to provide incentives for, and ease the burden of, health care providers who volunteer to participate in the process of setting standards for electronic transactions;
The following states the government haven’t identified the initial benefit standards, so at this point no one knows the actual price of this gargantuan experiment.
DEADLINE.—The Health Benefits Advisory Committee shall recommend initial benefit standards to the Secretary not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act.
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Here are two big items buried in the text of the new Pelosi Health care Plan.
Take a look at the unique verbage our government is using to mandate health coverage for illegal aliens. Take a look at how we define who is covered…
(A) Section 59B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, except that any resident of the territory who is not an affordable credit eligible individual but who would be an affordable credit eligible individual if such resident were a resident of one of the 50 States (and any qualifying child residing with such individual) may be treated as covered by acceptable coverage.
The information below puts current retiree benefits through their former employers at risk. In addition, if you retire after a certain time, you will no longer be permitted to have that insurance benefit offered by the former employer. In many cases retirees from large corporations pay little if any for their premiums. Now they will have unforseen expenditures on the public option – and this on their fixed income.
As of Y1, day 1 of the Government program, no retiree will be permitted to sign up for a retiree health insurance plan from their employer.
As of Y1 day 1 of the Government program, no current retiree health care plan can change the benefits offered or the cost. At this point, the government committee will review the plan to see if it is “acceptable”. If the plan is deemed unacceptable, the retiree will be enrolled in the consumer option.
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