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Old 04-03-2010, 04:54 PM   #11
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I’ve said it in other threads, and I’ll start by saying it again - I’m not at all interested in politics. With few notable exceptions, politics and politicians in general disgust me. However, as long as there are politicians, there will be politics, and as long as there are politics, citizens need to pay attention and act so that politicians don’t drive the ship of state into the rocks. What we are experiencing today is becoming the extreme case.

Having been born in the first 100 days of the first Eisenhower administration, I grew up in the beginnings of the greatest prosperity in the history of mankind. It was at the end of one of the bloodiest periods of history. It was also the visible beginning of the internal struggle for the soul of this country, that struggle having begun with Wilson, and then grew substantially with FDR.

We grew up in the evil shadow of totalitarianism in the various manifestations of 20th Century socialism – fascism, nazism, and outright communism, and lived with the legacy of socialist tyrants Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, FDR, Mussolini. The seminal events that shaped my early thinking were Khrushchev boasting that the sovs would bury us from within, and the anti-war movement’s reaction to the Viet Nam war, which validated some of Nik’s bravado. We watched as the Frankfurt School and their spawns Marcuse, Horkheimer, Fromm, Benjamin, Adorno, Lowenthal, et al systematically destroyed American education through the indoctrination of cultural marxism. Just preceding and during my lifetime, socialism has repeatedly left wakes of murdered millions.

With that as a backdrop, here are some of my positions…
  • With the exception of the 16th amendment, the Constitution of the United States is a blessing of vision that serves us every bit as well today as it did in the days of its framers. Those that proposed the 16th, and those that ratified it should have been shot.
  • This is a representative republic, not a democracy, by design. Most folks you hear talking about “democracy’ are socialists.
  • The federal gubmint exists to uphold the constitution, protect the borders and citizens, maintain a viable currency, and to provide the representatives from the states with meeting accommodations. Period. All else is the province of the states.
  • Gubmint that governs best governs least.
  • Gubmints exist to serve the interests of their constituents, not the opposite.
  • A statesman will place his country’s best interest ahead of his own, regardless of the consequences to himself. A politician will place his own best interest ahead of his country’s regardless of the consequences to his country.
  • Americans are free to pursue life, liberty, and happiness.
  • We are free to do not as we want but what we ought.
  • The money I earn is my money to use as I ought, not as a gubmint decrees.
  • If there is such a thing as an “appropriate” income tax, the same percentage would be levied to every citizen.
  • The market will tell you the value of anything.
  • Socialism in any form is the bane of humankind.
  • “Liberals” are anything but liberal.
  • “Fair” is a place where pigs go to compete for ribbons.
  • Equality of “outcome” is not assured.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:13 PM   #12
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I believe in a lot of things that others have said in here and wont repeat them...But here are some other things that I hang my hat on.
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-I believe that the Founding Fathers...having indured more persecution and absence of freedom than current generations could imagine, had a BETTER understanding of how to build a document that provides the foundation of liberty, then they are given credit for.

-I believe that the sheer FACT that we are one of the only nations in the history of the world, who have young men and women who are willing to die for the freedoms of OTHER countries, is sadly overlooked.

- I believe that we need to QUIT looking at Europe as a template for social change. If things there were so good...my ancestors would have stayed.

-I believe that a person who has put on the soldiers camo's knows more about patriotism then a politician who equates it with wealth distribution.

-I believe that racism is taught...and that more has been done at my daughters junior high lunch table to heal bigotry, then has been done in the oval office. Simple application vs abstract thinking.

-I believe that there is a God...and that MOST people who deny His existence don't want to think of the possible repercussions of their life and their actions... IF there is a Higher Authority.

I believe that abortion is the murder of an innocent, and the death penalty is earned by the quilty.

I believe that a good portion of the "poor"...have "poor ways" and that true compassion means education not just handouts.

I believe that "work ethic" isnt just working hard...its a value system in which one realizes that there is personal reward in working hard. That character is built through a sense of self reliance and self sufficiency.
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I believe in God, Family ,Country & the steelers.

I believe the constitution is Black and white NO grey areas to be exploited.

I am FIRM believer in work hard not wait on the porch waiting for the government check


I believe teachers are underpaid to teach, which means the system doesnt need 4 or 5 administrators per 1 teacher CUT the administrative side and pay the teacher a bit more.

I believe service men and women deserve the respect that this society gives to so called "stars". They also deserve better pay for what they do every day.

I believe unions have made the unions LAZY & GREEDY.

I believe in fiscal responsibility & accountability.



there is so much more, but will not go on.
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:33 PM   #15
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Will they be "free"? We live in a time when things are "free".
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I’ve said it in other threads, and I’ll start by saying it again - I’m not at all interested in politics. With few notable exceptions, politics and politicians in general disgust me. However, as long as there are politicians, there will be politics, and as long as there are politics, citizens need to pay attention and act so that politicians don’t drive the ship of state into the rocks. What we are experiencing today is becoming the extreme case.

Having been born in the first 100 days of the first Eisenhower administration, I grew up in the beginnings of the greatest prosperity in the history of mankind. It was at the end of one of the bloodiest periods of history. It was also the visible beginning of the internal struggle for the soul of this country, that struggle having begun with Wilson, and then grew substantially with FDR.

We grew up in the evil shadow of totalitarianism in the various manifestations of 20th Century socialism – fascism, nazism, and outright communism, and lived with the legacy of socialist tyrants Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, FDR, Mussolini. The seminal events that shaped my early thinking were Khrushchev boasting that the sovs would bury us from within, and the anti-war movement’s reaction to the Viet Nam war, which validated some of Nik’s bravado. We watched as the Frankfurt School and their spawns Marcuse, Horkheimer, Fromm, Benjamin, Adorno, Lowenthal, et al systematically destroyed American education through the indoctrination of cultural marxism. Just preceding and during my lifetime, socialism has repeatedly left wakes of murdered millions.

With that as a backdrop, here are some of my positions…
  • With the exception of the 16th amendment, the Constitution of the United States is a blessing of vision that serves us every bit as well today as it did in the days of its framers. Those that proposed the 16th, and those that ratified it should have been shot.
  • This is a representative republic, not a democracy, by design. Most folks you hear talking about “democracy’ are socialists.
  • The federal gubmint exists to uphold the constitution, protect the borders and citizens, maintain a viable currency, and to provide the representatives from the states with meeting accommodations. Period. All else is the province of the states.
  • Gubmint that governs best governs least.
  • Gubmints exist to serve the interests of their constituents, not the opposite.
  • A statesman will place his country’s best interest ahead of his own, regardless of the consequences to himself. A politician will place his own best interest ahead of his country’s regardless of the consequences to his country.
  • Americans are free to pursue life, liberty, and happiness.
  • We are free to do not as we want but what we ought.
  • The money I earn is my money to use as I ought, not as a gubmint decrees.
  • If there is such a thing as an “appropriate” income tax, the same percentage would be levied to every citizen.
  • The market will tell you the value of anything.
  • Socialism in any form is the bane of humankind.
  • “Liberals” are anything but liberal.
  • “Fair” is a place where pigs go to compete for ribbons.
  • Equality of “outcome” is not assured.
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