In recent days, in the midst of people of different faiths celebrating the religious High Holidays of Christmas and Hanukkah, there have been extraordinarily brutal mob frenzies over the chance to buy assorted products. People have been beaten and killed in the pursuit of the most insignificant of material items.I have heard many different explanations.Of course, I prefer my own.“We The People” have let the individual down. “We The People” have allowed the lives of the everyday citizen of America to become valueless.The beauty of the American experiment is that as equals, we could live completely different lives and feel utter contempt for what someone else believed, but should anyone cause another American citizen harm, or threaten their life, the community of Americans came together for swift justice, and with a jury system made up of free Americans, celebrated the most sacred of duties: the execution.“We The People” would not pledge to a king, despot or dictator, nor be used to fight their wars.Being an American meant we had been born into the compact of the signers of our Declaration of Independence before us. In a sense, we had all pledged “our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor” to protect our people and country.Removing those that wronged us was evidence to the world that, as free people, we would not stand alone, and we would not be wronged. The loss of one American was equal to the loss of any foreign king or despot, and more.Taking a man’s horse, putting him at risk, or killing another was a cause for death. Not a hidden death, in the middle of the night behind closed doors…no, it was celebrated by the people in open courtyards for all to see. Men could watch as they saw the greatest symbol and sacrifice of their freedom. Children grew to realize the responsibility in being a part of a society, and saw the value in which their lives were held.Abortions were between a doctor and the patient, hidden and denied in some cases.Life and freedom were sacrosanct.Today, people are free to kill over and over, rape, murder and perform the most heinous of crimes against other people, and in some places, never face the ultimate price for their acts. Others can live 20 or 30 years before being executed, hidden away, in the dead of night, like we are doing something wrong.Planned Parenthood publicly carries out Margaret Sanger’s twisted, racist vision, the extermination of the black community, with total immunity and, incredibly, the acquiescence and assistance of those they are trying to kill, the black community.Our children have been born into a community that puts no value on individual, free lives, or, in Planned Parenthood’s case, even pays them hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars so you can pay $200 to get rid of one.The rights of the proven murderers and killers somehow gets conflated to be more important than that of those they killed or wounded.A community that does not respect life will have children with no problem ending someone else’s, even for the most trivial of reasons.The lives of others mean nothing to them, if they are in the way of them and their Air Jordans.A rather perfect example of “you reap what you sow.”
Now that we have seen a dozen or so debates between the so-called “Republicans,” (I say so-called because neither Gary Johnson nor Ron Paul are Republicans, they are both fringe libertarians), it is time to re-evaluate those left standing, either out front or in the wings.Of all those out front, Perry is the only choice, unfortunately.Romney is being forced on us by the media and democrats, in the same manner Dole and McCain were. He has nothing going for him except that he is next in line in a RINO filled GOP. He has an uncanny ability to be on both sides of an issue, and, if anyone notices, it is to their detriment, not his. Arrogance at an extraordinary level.Santorum and Bachmann, probably the most consistently Conservative candidates we have seen recently, just can’t seem to connect with the voters. At one point, I was considering Bachmann, but she went all Pat Robertson on me, talking about God sending warnings to us through recent natural disasters, like Roberts said of Katrina. Santorum, on the other hand, only has one specific unforgivable fault, in my view. He backed Arlen Specter against a real Conservative. He damaged the country with that one move, and I will never give him a chance to do such damage again.Gingrich, undeniably the smartest on the stage, cut his throat declaring himself a “Wilsonian Progressive!” Wilson, the incredibly racist embarrassment of a President that gave us the Federal Reserve and the Federal Income Tax, and who segregated the military and the Federal Government, is not someone I want my President admiring or, God forbid, emulating. Newt and obama are exactly the same in a couple of ways…both speak from an intellectual “professorial” point, talking down to the uneducated minions, and both believe the only reason Big Government doesn’t work is that THEY have not been in charge. They both speak from a “we are the one you have been waiting for” point of view.Huntsman is obama’s personal candidate, there for no reason but to split the vote.That leaves Perry, a terrible debater, but when seen in less formal situations, easily holds his own and clearly has a grasp on governments role in staying out of the way of business. His part-time Congress idea is worth my vote, and, unless and until someone else jumps in and shows themselves more capable and Conservative, he has it. He is not perfect, but he is 1000 times more experienced in the workings of America, her values and greatness than the current “OWS” community organizer in the White House.In the wings, Trump lurks, waiting to pounce. While I admire his foreign and domestic business experience, he wouldn’t be able to govern. He would be like Arnold Swarzenegger in California, ineffective due to lack of support from his legislature.Palin’s re-entry would collapse most other candidacies. Like Perry, her experience and energy policies would be great for America.Perry/Palin or Perry/Cain could work for me.
I watched the debate Thursday night, and you can see my immediate, as it happened remarks in my post, “The Debate In As “Real-Time,” A Wife, Visiting Relatives, And Two Dogs Allows,” at:
Here is my condensed version and observations:
If life were fair, Rick Santorum and Michelle Bachmann would be doing much better than they are. I understand the reluctance to back Bachmann, I stopped backing her because she claimed, among other things, that God was sending recent natural disasters killing people all around the world as a warning.
Santorum, to my knowledge, hasn’t made any such self destructive statements, and believes with a passion what he says, he just doesn’t seem to project any passion himself. It’s shame, he would probably do well, and is undeniable for a strong America.
Gingrich, as usual, was the smartest person in the room, but, as obama, has an arrogance befitting a know-it-all professor, and, like obama, is an admitted progressive. He goes so far as to call himelf “Wilsonian” in his beliefs. That, in and of itself, should scare the bejesus out of anyone. Gingrich loves big government, because he belives, like obama, that he is special enough to make it work.
Perry proved much more appealing, throwing a Tebow-style Hail Mary pass. He seemed more relaxed, even enjoying himself. He defended his policies, state, and tenth-amendment state-of-mind, well. He did himself the most good of any of the others, who did as expected in their own box.
Romney was Romney. Slick, polished, bending with the wind and justifying his being all over both sides of all issues. Expected nothing less, received nothing more.
Paul was his Constitutional self. He makes a great deal of sense on many issues, and then becomes the most dangerous man around when he claims he expects the Iranians to react in the same way to Mutually Assured Destruction as the Russians decades ago. He can’t see, apparently with the same type of blind spot as obamas government, that Islamist terrorists don’t play by the rules. They live to die, taking others with them. Threatening them with Mutually Assured Destruction is absurd, they would die in a second taking us with them. Paul is scarily sophomoric. He makes a moral and ethical comparison to the Israelis having nukes, “Israel has 300 of ’em,” to Iran being able to have them! He may be a Constitutional Patriot, but on some issues, he is truly delusional.
Huntsman is only there to help obama by splitting the vote, speaks in obama style platitudes and says nothing. Looks good doing it.
Gingrich, self described “Wilsonian” progressive, starts with Reagan and Kemp comparisons. I don’t remember their mandated charges for Health-care or Global Warming scam.Ron Paul ducks question about supporting Republican nominee.Santorum is hopefully eloquent in Ohio coming to his side.Romney runs Staples by us again, same old same old, I’m in the private sector, yada, yada.Bachman, blowing out the screen in white, confident and well spoken.Perry joking, comfortable, wants more debates, throws Tim Tebow long, Ohio should love that comparison.Huntsman throws cheap shot at Trump, maybe that will get someone to notice his irrelevance in this election.Santorum defends free trade, hard work, well said. Heartfelt sentiment as usual.Perry answers.Romney jumps to leadership, strong call for his.Gingrich agrees with “leadership” call, (not Romney’s).Paul calls for cutting spending, and seeking agreements.Bachman points out how right she was with her stance on Debt-ceiling debacle.Huntsman stands on his Governorship in UtahFirst Commercial Break—————————————————————————————————————–Romney defends his destruction of businesses, as a natural part of business. It is.Gingrich called on “Freddie.” Defends Government Sponsored Enterprise.Paul calls him on GSA, they’re not free enterprise, he got taxpayer money.Gingrich defends.Bachman claims any money from Freddie is corrupt, goes after Gingrich for still defending Freddie and Fannie.Gingrich claims she is “not true,” states other facts, Bachman comes back and stands on her charge of lobbying against Gingrich.Gingrich will “break up” Freddie and Fannie, believes in people buying houses, (why with our money?)Gingrich asked about Romney’s claims of his inconsistancy due to comments on Ryan plan. Seems to say getting compromise on anything is better than nothing. Says Romney was right on health-care.Romney says thanks.Paul asked about taking his districts earmarks. He explains while he never voted for one, not to take them similar to not taking deductions on taxes.Defends well, speaks of Constitution and spending.Perry asked about something, comes back with part-time congress call.Cavuto asks Huntsman about China and import taxes and Huntsman speaks of sticking fingers in China’s eyes to get results and Human rights in China, and Religious tolerance…in CHINA?Santorum asked about bringing overseas earned money back into the country at 5 1/2 % tax rate, zero if the business invests the money in business. Cut corporate tax. He actually has made more sense with each answer than anyone.Romney gets silly Twitter question about what sector will next explode successfully, points out no one knows, capitalism will decide, calls for restart of energy industry, good line about American decline, maybe under obama, but not if he’s, (Romneys), president.Gingrich called on about calling justices to testify about decisions, defends against activists and out of control judges. Proves he is quick on his feet and would destroy almost anyone in an actual sit-down debate. Explains historically, Supreme Court should have no real power to make law.Bachman asked about 9th circuit “under God” question, and should it, (the court), be abolished? She agree with Newt, apparently, about allowing the congress to control judges, cites Iowans throwing out their 3 Supreme Court judges over decision on gay marriage.Paul says to supenoa judges “dicey”, questionable, affront to separation of powers.Romney can’t help, as Gov he didn’t get to appoint judges.Santorum HAS removed judges, campaigned in Iowa against those removed.Perry claims he supports no more lifetime appointments.Perry Romney Gingrich claim Roberts, Alito, Thomas, Scalia Supreme Court Judge they think best “one.”Paul says all good and bad.Huntsman goes with Roberts and Alito.Second Commercial Break———————————————————————————————–Foreign PolicyPaul gets nuclear Iran question.Would remove all sanctions no matter what Irans position is. Says greatest danger is our overreacting, compares Iran nuts to Russian cold war. (Russians didn’t want to die, Iranians worship death). Throws “Israel has 300 of ’em” around, like that is a problem.Santorum strongly differs on same question, claims Irans at war with US since 1979, killing Americans since then. Points out what I just said about comparing life loving Russians with Death seeking Iranians. Calls for strikes against Iranian facilities.Romney asked about America requesting our Drone back. obama weak and timid, inviting war. Calls for strengthening, not weakening our military and economy.Bachman asked abut end of war today in Iraq, Would you send troops? Claims obama is choosing to “lose the peace” in Iraq, wasting all we have done. Attacks Ron Paul’s statement as most dangerous she has ever heard. Claims Iran setting up world-wide jihad against the world.Paul comes back with not all muslims are bad, just some bad, only because we are bombing them. Ignores history and facts, Iran came into existence in his mind in 1999.Bachman comes back with fear of underreaction, Iran will give away nukes. Cites IAEA report of coming nukes, and Paul claims it (report), is wrong.Gingrich asked about critical statements on UN, says he would dramatically reduce participation. Attacks UN for allowing missles fired into Israel without action.Gingrich fires both barrels cites Bachmans evidence of hateful books used to teach children to hate Israel, states that the UN is useless.Huntsman becomes mr. diplomat, speaks and says nothing substantial. Takes two extra time segments, and still says nothing.Perry asked about going into Syria, protecting their citizens. (We should be letting Assad kill as many of his people as possible, they are all hateful bastards that put up with him and his world-wide terrorism for years). Perry says nothing about Syria, attacks obama for inaction on Iranian Drone.Gingrich asked about Keystone Pipeline veto promise by obama. He has to edit his thoughts to keep them not “zany”, and using “mild words,” says obama is “utterly irrational” in his actions concerning the pipeline. Home Run!Huntsman asked if environmental policies that protect land more important than jobs. Gives decent answer about natural gas and ending oil imports.Bachman asked about her reaction to obama shutting down the oil industry as a BP-oil leak reaction, how long she thought it was necessary to close to investigate problem? According to her, obama closed it all without cause, then she moves to bad obama decision based on environmentalist extortion about Keystone Pipeline.Perry asked about Texas tax subsidies for oil companies, says tenth amendment gives states the rights to decide to invest in any company, not the purview of Washington DC to pick winners and losers.Third Commercial Break——————————————————————————————————Border, ImmigrationPerry asked about his call for Eric Holder to resign over “Fast and Furious.” Is he politicizing it? Perry would have him resign if his people claimed ignorance of issues. Claims government lying to us about safety of border. Monroe Doctrine needed. Iran in Venezuala, need to stop them from crossing our bordersSantorum says Perry correct on all points. obama “embraces scoundrals in the middle east.” GOODRomney asked about immigrants having to go home voluntarily to return with new id. Says Gingrich idea of credit card company supplying validation is good. Immigrants are welcome, on back of line.Gingrich “sorta” agrees, has own ideas. Would stop all federal lawsuits against states, and would go after sanctuary cities.Huntsman tries to use limited government as a sop to not controlling the border. Lies and states no one is coming any more. Confuses legal immigrants with illegals. Ridiculous PC crap.Romney asked about flip-flops on guns, abortion, gay rights. Principle or politics? “I changed my mind.” Wallace reads record of changes, Romney justifies speaking out of both sides of his mouth.Santorum speaks on Romneys principle or political changes. Rips out Romneys explanation, claims he and he alone was responsible for same-sex marriage decision while Governor of Mass.Romney fights charge, claims he led fight against the issue, claims to be for man/woman marriage only.Bachman goes after Gingrich on life beginning at conception of implantation. Gingrich didn’t defund Planned Parenthood when he could, and didn’t help stop late term abortion.Gingrich again claims Bachman wrong. Believes life begins at conception, implantation issue came up in possibly bringing legislation about fertility clinics.Bachman attacks about Gingrich claiming she is wrong. States Gingrich claimed to support republicans who supported late-term abortionsInterruption about federal reserve from audience member.Question about everyone ignoring Reagans 11 commandment, and will it hurt to attack each other.Santorum defends process as necessary to toughen up the candidate.Perry makes nice, thanks others for helping him grow through adversity.Romney blows off the criticisms, says obama will throw more.Gingrich says he will correct, but is not attacking, he is promoting ideas, any of candidates would be better than obama.Paul claims the media made it necessary for them to vet themselves, agrees issue disagreements should be exposed.Bachman ignores the attacks part, recalls Reagans, “are you better off today than 4 years ago,” question. Why?Huntsman claims, (on Reagans behalf), debates must be vigorous, are good for country and a strong America.If we actually had real debates, I might agree with him. These staged canned shows are BS, and do not let us see the give and take of intellectual diversity. It is America’s loss.END
Random Thoughts:It is nice to see people finally coming to realize that “Fast and Furious was nothing but an assault on the Second Amendment. Today Rush, (who opened my eyes in 1991), was bragging about mentioning that possibility in July. I posted “Isn’t Murder A High Crime Or Misdemeanor?” in March.A Breitbart contributer, AWR Hawkins, addressed the issue of Hillary Clintons involvement in “Fast and Furious” yesterday. I posted “What Did Hillary Know, And When Did She Know It?” On Coach is Right and my blog in October.I was a big fan of Newt Gingrich in the 80’s and 90’s. His advisers at the time included the brilliantly prescient Alvin Toffler, author of “Future Shock”, written in the 60’s and published in 1970. I only lost interest in him with his acceptance of Americans having to pay a health-care mandate and his believing in the now-more-than-ever debunked Global Warming canard.Should he change those positions I would have no problem supporting him over the RINO Romney…Gingrich has shown himself to be the only candidate that will actually attack obama, rather than tear down all the other republicans to get the support of the RINO faction.Should he pick another fighter, like Palin, Cain or Trump as a VP, we would see a hell of an election cycle, and a bigger landslide than Reagan/Mondale.Does anyone believe a word coming out of the mouth of the Black Separatist Racist Attorney General, Eric Holder?There has not been a word published that would keep me from supporting Herman Cain. I have seen accusations based on allegations that have been investigated, and an “Invisible Woman” who claims a 13 year affair based on her word only. She doesn’t have a picture? A blue dress? After the Clinton-Lewinsky debacle, the thought of acquiring proof for such a claim escaped her? Really?There has not been a word published that would keep me from supporting Sarah Palin. I have only heard left-wing slander and lies, and I hope the dismal field shaking out now has her considering her options.I love Alec Baldwin! He shows what (male genitalia) progressive liberals are, on a daily basis, and their belief that they are sooo much better than the rest of us.What happened to all the lying media and their glorification of what they called “Democracy movements” in the Middle East? Now that the evil muslim brotherhood has taken over everywhere, why are they not fawning over their victory against humanity?Merry Christmas one and all, and if that term bothers you, well then, MERRY CHRISTMAS!
…the ACLU?This Christmas season, when some pinhead tries to claim to be bothered by your Christmas greeting or spirit or celebration because they have no understanding of the First Amendment to our Constitution, and they throw up the so-called “separation of Church and State”, ask them this:From the Constitutions of all Fifty of the United States of America: (1)Alabama 1901, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution.Alaska 1956, Preamble: We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land…Arizona 1911, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution…Arkansas 1874, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government…California 1879, Preamble: We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom…Colorado 1876, Preamble: We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe…Connecticut 1818, Preamble: The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy…Delaware 1897, Preamble: Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences.Florida 1885, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution…Georgia 1777, Preamble: We, the people of Georgia, relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution…Hawaii 1959, Preamble: We, the people of Hawaii, Grateful for Divine Guidance… Establish this Constitution.Idaho 1889, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings…Illinois 1870, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors…Indiana 1851, Preamble: We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government…Iowa 1857, Preamble: We, the People of the State of Iowa, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings establish this Constitution.Kansas 1859, Preamble: We, the people of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution.Kentucky 1891, Preamble: We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties…Louisiana 1921, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy…Maine 1820, Preamble: We the People of Maine acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity… And imploring His aid and direction…Maryland 1776, Preamble: We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty…Massachusetts 1780, Preamble: We…the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe… In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction…Michigan 1908, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom establish this Constitution.Minnesota, 1857, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings…Mississippi 1890, Preamble: We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work…Missouri 1845, Preamble: We, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness… establish this Constitution.Montana 1889, Preamble: We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution.Nebraska 1875, Preamble: We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom… establish this Constitution.Nevada 1864, Preamble: We the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom establish this Constitution.New Hampshire 1792, Part I. Art. I. Sec. V Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.New Jersey 1844, Preamble: We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors…New Mexico 1911, Preamble: We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty…New York 1846, Preamble: We, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings…North Carolina 1868, Preamble: We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those…North Dakota 1889, Preamble: We , the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain…Ohio 1852, Preamble: We the people of the state of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common…Oklahoma 1907, Preamble: Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty… establish this…Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I. Section 2 All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences…Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble: We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidanceRhode Island 1842, Preamble: We the People of the State of Rhode Island, grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing…South Carolina, 1778, Preamble: We, the people of the State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution.South Dakota 1889, Preamble: We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties…Tennessee 1796, Art. XI.III That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience…Texas 1845, Preamble: We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God…Utah 1896, Preamble: Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution.Vermont 1777, Preamble: Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man…Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator can be directed only by Reason and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other…Washington 1889, Preamble: We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution.West Virginia 1872, Preamble: Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God…Wisconsin 1848, Preamble: We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility…Wyoming 1890, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties… establish this Constitution.Don’t you just love knowing that all these ACLU dopes are as wrong as they can be? Don’t be selfish, now, share this with everyone you know, especially the godless liberals claiming, (falsely, of course), that our forefathers were atheists, and their creation, the United States Of America, was not founded through the will of God, and is not based on His teachings.MERRY CHRISTMAS