I have been doing a lot of digging lately on www.thomas.gov, researching existing and proposed legislation. In both houses of Congress, we seem to have an abundance of arrogant "nanny-statists" who honestly believe that WE THE PEOPLE are incapable of living our lives without their guidance and wisdom. Things as simple as using a television remote control (The CALM Act, Public Law #111-311), choosing suitable illumination within one's own home (Energy Independence and Security Act, PL #110-140), or using our own toilets (Energy Policy Act, PL #102-486).
Every piece of legislation that I have researched has a summary, or outline that generally follows the following format:
(a) To provide for xxxxxxx (we've found another way to screw the taxpayer),
(b) To establish guidelines for xxxxxxx (here's how we're going to screw the taxpayer),
(c) AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES (here's how we bribe the opponents and benefit ourselves while screwing the taxpayer).
Take for example, a bill from former Presidential candidate and Arizona Senator John McCain called S. 3081, called "The Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act". Sounds good so far, right? The summary of the legislation reads: “To provide for the interrogation and detention of enemy belligerents who commit hostile acts against the United States, to establish certain limitations on the prosecution of such belligerents for such acts, and for other purposes.”
I mean, who WOULDN'T want enemy belligerents interrogated, detained and prosecuted, right? Well, consider that several leading Democrats have called Republicans in general, and TEA Party advocates specifically, "terrorists" and "hostage takers". So, THEY get to define the "enemy", they get to define what "acts" meet their criteria...and oh, here comes the best part...this legislation applies WITHIN our own borders...or inside your own home.
Of course, it's likely that the FOR OTHER PURPOSES section will carve out exemptions for illegal immigrants, mayors of sanctuary cities, governors who allow mayors to establish these illegal immigrant "safe zones" within their states, Muslims, gays and transgenders, and for family members of our Congressmen.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
12 of our elected Representatives failed where the remaining 523...failed. Both sides of the poorly-nicknamed "Super-Committee" blame each other for the gridlock, with one side refusing to consider hiking taxes (a stance which President Obama supported) and the other side refusing to cut spending (a stance which President Obama supported).
Both sides said they "compromised", but that can't be so, because "compromise" is an outcome, a result of two parties agreeing to offered concessions.
Ayn Rand said it best--(paraphrasing) "In any compromise between good and evil, only evil can benefit." There comes a point in time when the gridlock between the legislative bodies and the executive branch is a good thing...after all, every piece of "legislation" enacted into law, by definition, is a restriction on the citizenry. I'm not sure about you, but I am sick and tired of conceding America's future to a wealthy group of people who only care about their re-election.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
There are 2 top-tier Republican candidates that Barack Obama can not face at any cost...one of them is Herman Cain. In the arena of "politics via division" practiced so adeptly by the President, he would not survive mano a mano against a REAL black American.
The rich-vs-poor argument doesn't serve his needs well enough, as there is no stark division between the two. He would have you believe that an individual making $200,000 a year is wealthy. In some parts of the country that may be true, but in the major cities where he needs the true strife to arise, this is middle-class level income.
The Republican/Democrat divide doesn't serve his needs well enough because of the rising number of Americans who choose to be independent of political affiliation because we realize that BOTH parties are to blame for our current state of affairs.
The Judeo-Christian/Secular-Progressive divide doesn't serve his needs because the overwhelming majority of Americans believe this to be a nation founded in the principles of Judeo-Christian morals and value system.
The Labor Union/Right To Work divide fails similarly because of the increasing numbers of small businesses and self-employed.
There are only 2 other divisions that Obama can utilize to his advantage, and they are both traits that we all carry with us from first breath to last--gender and race. If Michele Bachmann were running higher in the polls (and she may very well be in the future), she would be getting "Palin-ized" as well (and she may very well in the future).
Skin color is the last division that Obama can utilize for his ultimate desire, total power. Therefore, Herman Cain must be eliminated as a potential opponent in order to preserve this "nuclear option" of an all-out race war in order to achieve the goal of America's final fundamental transformation.