Regarding GOP candidate Mitt Romney – something has to be said.
First of a little disclaimer – I am not a Mitt supporter. My choice was, and is, Rick Perry.
Left to right, news people and political rivals from both sides of the political spectrum clamored for Mitt to disclose his tax returns. Now that he has, they feed like piranhas on fresh meat.
Now I ask: Has Mitt broken any laws? No, he has not. He paid the going rate for capital gains. Ah! Now there’s the problem, isn’t it? You jealous, envious jackasses (pardon my French) discovered the tax rate on capital gains is far less than the tax rate on earned income. Yes, that’s correct and it’s a tax advantage available to every citizen and legal resident of this country.
Barack Hussein Obama and the radical-left Democrats are your enemies, not the present panel of Republican candidates. You see, we Republicans disagree by degrees. Our disagreement with the radical left is polar, exact opposite.
For a while, just a little while, let’s let go of the class-envy thing and focus on evaluating, vetting candidates based on their records, not what they promise. Align yourself with a candidate who best reflects your worldview, your principles and your sense of values.
Let’s CELEBRATE life in a country where anyone willing to take risks can prosper and, gasp, yes, get rich.
“I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. Rich is better.” – Author unknown
Our discussion Saturday morning will be enhanced by a special guest. I have invited Senator Bob Deuell to join me in this presentation. Dr. Bob Deuell has a great deal of insight into healthcare. He currently sits as vice chairman of HHS, so he has a great insight into the State Legislatures look at healthcare. This should be very exciting: I am coming from the business side of the industry, and he is coming from the government and doctor side of the healthcare industry. Remember to come a little before 9 am to settle in with your favorite beverage at The Well Coffee Lounge where you can get a tasty breakfast to enjoy during the discussion.
I hear a lot of chatter about a GOP candidate’s “electability”. Electability?? What exactly is ‘electability’? Never mind answering that – I think I know.
Electability isn’t a word found in the Constitution. It’s a term pumped out by the media, including Fox News. Don’t believe me? Let’s ‘google’ it. Ready? …… How many times does this word appear in a broad Google search? – I got 987,000 hits on 1-17-2012 at 0637 hours CST.
The reason you hear this word repeatedly used by news media is they are picking candidates for you. Let me put it another way: the news media ‘talking heads’ are telling you desperate Republicans which candidate to vote for and they are getting away with it because Republicans are desperate to find the anti-Obama candidate.
Once upon a time there was a Republican candidate who stood firm on Constitutional issues and solid conservative values. His opponent was ‘the anointed one’ propped up by the GOP establishment. This anointed opponent was touted by the media as the more electable candidate. Somehow, folks like me looked past electability and voted for a man who stood for upholding the Constitution as written by the founding fathers – we voted for Ronald Reagan. We voted our values.
My first Republican ballot was for Ronald Reagan. Like most Texans, I thought the Democrat Party represented me. Jimmy Carter changed all that. Carter’s policies caused the American economy to go into a stall, then a tail spin. Interest rates ran as high as 18%. Back then, economic instability introduced the variable-rate mortgage that closely mirrors today’s subprime mortgage failures.
If George H. W. Bush (Bush 41), Mr. Electable, had ascended to President before Reagan, we would probably have gone down the fiscal toilet long ago.
At this moment, the media touts two Republican candidates as most electable: Romney and Santorum, two politicians with track records of facilitating big government. Track records tell the true story about them, they are statists.
On the other hand, two of our Republican candidates stand for small federal government, Constitutional values and federalism. Coincidentally, they are both Texans: Rick Perry and Ron Paul.
Just for a moment, block out media rhetoric about ‘electability’ to see which candidates match your values. USAToday.com put up an eleven-question test for this purpose.
Open this link, answer the questions and tell via comments on this article which candidates most closely match your values.
Young adults like me, at least people who, like me, were young adults 32 years ago, voted overwhelmingly for Ronald Reagan. Today’s young adults aren’t impressed with ‘electability’. They want someone who will follow the Constitution, restore sound money and cut the size of federal government.
What can you do? Are you going to just roll over and play dead?
You’re not powerless and there is a solution!
Insurance executive John Stacy will be laying out in layman’s terms the purpose of insurance, the proper role of government and what you can do to preserve and improve the finest healthcare system on planet Earth.
Perhaps it’s time to pull out the old dictionary so there be no misunderstanding.
Fundamental – “of or serving as a foundation or core; of central importance”
Foundation, central importance – isn’t he targeting our Constitution? Yes, indeed he is. So far, in part thanks to George Bush, he has successfully dismantled two of our first Ten Amendments: One and Four.
Whatever your traditional voting history or that of your family, it’s time for Americans to stand against fascism. Okay, okay, okay – I know, it’s politically incorrect to use words like “fascism”, “socialism”, “communism” and “tyranny” when speaking about you-know-who.
(Shhh! We must take great care when speaking ‘the name’ because, according to his own press briefings, he is monitoring our tweets and Facebook postings.)
Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. – John Adams, 1775
Is there hope? Yes, IF. If, what? If you choose to vote him and his co-conspirators out of office this year. Are you registered to vote? Can’t vote if you’re not registered. Do you understand the peril enough to motivate yourself to get your neighbors to the polls? If you answer ‘yes’ to these few questions and you know how to pray, then, yes, there is hope.
How refreshing. Jimmy Carter and 40 of his Carter Center cohorts are in Egypt to protect the will of the people. Egypt’s veiled threat to abrogate its treaty with Israel probably pleases him even more.
He was ‘pleased’ with the fall of the Shah of Iran, too. Carter, in his role as the great humanitarian, demanded the Shah step down and turn over Iran to the Ayatollah Khomeini.
When he visited North Korea, the great humanitarian kissed its ruthless, despicable dictator. One may assume he kissed Kim Jong-Il on his cheek or lips, but I suspect he kissed the opposite end of the despot’s torso.
So, you ask, “What’s the big deal?” Are you really ready for this?
All actions have consequences. In the case of Carter’s betrayal of the Iranian government, the entire Middle East became unstable. Russia invaded Afghanistan, giving rise to the Taliban that we supported with anti-aircraft missiles and other weapons and training. Following defeat of Russia by the American-armed Taliban — well, you probably know the rest of the story.
Carter Fooled a Lot of Us
We supported him, Christians and Jews alike. Naturally, we were Democrats. Like civil rights lawyer Alan Dershowitz, I believed Carter a man of integrity. Also like Dershowitz, Jimmy disappointed me.
Jimma’ no longer disappoints me. He acts exactly as I expect him to act: he’s an equal-opportunity betrayer of America and Israel.
Saudi oil money generously fills his Carter Center coffers. Yes folks another oppressive regime is Carter’s benefactor. Why does this man so love dictators who brutally oppress their people?
Learn more about the character of Jimmy Carter in this FrontPageMagazine.com article of 30 April 2007 – The Real Jimmy Carter.
Actions Have Consequences (Part Deux)
Carter’s treasonous support of the Muslim Brotherhood dovetails nicely into all his previous and present anti-Israel acts. Many Middle East experts foresee the re-emergence of a caliphate. Soon, bitter Muslim enemies who wish to kill all Jews will completely surround tiny Israel.
Locally Preferred Alignment for SH-66 from SH-205, East, to FM-3549
January 30, 2012 at 6:00 PM
Rockwall City Hall
A public meeting will be held January 30, 2012, at 6:00 PM regarding the “locally preferred” alignment of SH-66 from SH-205, east to the Rockwall City Limits at FM-3549. The City and the design consultant will present the proposed alignment and answer questions regarding the layout and the remaining project process. Information about the detailed design of the roadway, such as the ultimate grades to which the roadway would be built, is not available at this stage of planning because the project has not been approved for final design.
Once the City submits the “locally preferred route” the consultant can complete the preliminary schematic and forward it to TXDOT.
The submission of the City’s “locally preferred route” to TXDOT is necessary to secure State funding for the roadway improvement project. There is, however, no schedule available as to when the funding for the project may be available and approved by TXDOT.
If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Chuck Todd, P.E., Rockwall City Engineer at (972) 771-7746.