I do not take a potential presidents word on faith. It MUST be backed up with concrete actions that show he means what he says.
Reagan did not rebuild the Shining City Upon a Hill because the congress was at his back helping him do it. Instead, he inspired the American people with his words and his philosophy, and got them to force the changes through congress.
Newt did not get rid of the Welfare State with a president happy to do so and a congress that wanted to do it. He took the message to the people, and with their backing he forced Clinton and congress to do what was right.
Romney does none of this. In fact, I would argue that having an 80% Democrat congress in Massachusetts was a planned foil.
The only conservative thing he did in Massachusetts was veto progressive legislation line items that he knew would be over turned. When you look at areas where he did have power to accomplish conservative goals, what did he do?
The executive branch record shows that he supported the extreme environmentalists in all of their activities. From shutting down power generation, demonizing coal, Global warming, cap and trade, the RGGI, shutting down domestic energy production to save the view for rich people. He had control of that, and the results were progressive.
The executive branch record shows that he supported gay marriage. His defense was pathetic (some lawyer he is), and once the verdict came down he fast tracked gays to their nuptials, then squashed the constitutional amendment that was gaining steam to overturn the supreme court.
The executive branch record shows that he created the first in the nation politics free judge nomination process. I guess he did not want to really appoint conservative judges. Instead, out of 36 appointments all of 9 were (R) as in Massachusetts Republicans, not very conservative at all.
Where exactly are we going to find the records that demonstrate that when the rubber met the pavement, Romney was actually FOR conservative policies? We cannot.
In fact, Romney did not want people to know anything about the inside the office discussions taking place on taxpayer computers at taxpayers expense. He bought the hard drives and destroyed their content so that no one will have proof of what was going on. If he was acting conservatively, then you would have been able to find proof in the interoffice communications. Sadly you cannot.
What this tells me is that Romney is progressive to the core.
Lets imagine day one. Romney orders up a group to staff an apolitical judge nominating committee and announces it to the world. The media is all ecstatic, the justice in America will finally be politics free. That one thing right there would end any hope of ever getting a constitution admiring supreme court for the rest of America’s days.
Posted by A Stoner on Monday, February 21, 2011 10:45:12 PM
The traditional family, consisting of a mother a father and children of varying numbers, is the basis of a thriving society. Without strong families, a society is destined to become a piece of trash in the dustbin of history.
Easy divorce has dealt a heavy blow to the health of traditional families in our nation. Divorce, throughout history, has always been very difficult to get, difficult enough that King Henry VIII found it easier to kick the powerful Roman Catholic Church out of the country and support the Church of England in its stead as it was willing to grant him a divorce. The reason is that raising a family is more than a one man or one woman job. There are so many tasks in keeping a family strong, that a single adult is not enough to do it well enough that the children grow up to be morally good and productive for the whole of society. A society that does not have children, or does not teach them well is a society that will slowly fade away. A society that has many children, raises them with good morals and teaches them well will have a prosperous future. This is borne out in the history of the world.
Along with the easy divorce, there had to be reasons to get divorced. So victimhood was introduced to the family. Women began being portrayed was victims, they were abused, taken advantage of and any other reason available to the proregressive’s to turn women against their husbands and sue for divorce was used. If this was not enough, pleas to the welfare of the children were used, making children the next victim group. Men are aggressive; they drink; they yell, and they discipline children. It was not enough for the proregressive’s. they needed fewer and fewer healthy families to drive the morals of society low enough to get more political power, and soon they came up with false memory age regression hypnosis to prove that men are pedophiles and incestuous and women would never know, those women never did! Of course they never knew because it never happened, it was a planted memory by a professional obsessed with proving men are evil.
Who wants to get divorced when they will find it hard to make a living? Thus was born the divorce lottery. It is no secret that the judicial system serving families is more interested in breaking up families and is biased in favor of women when it comes to determining alimony and child custody and the child support payments. Many men did not earn enough money though for even the divorce lottery to keep women from remarrying, so in the “interest of the children” the welfare state was expanded to insure they could remain single and live pathetic sad lives dependent on the government dole.
Marriage was still too powerful a force in society, so then they made the child protective services with the intention of taking children away from families, usually with the ransom being, leave the “abusive” parent, and you can have your children back. Then, “interest of the state” found that what goes on behind closed doors is no longer sacrosanct, as if the government can take couples to court for arguments, they have a better chance of breaking them up.
If it is good to destroy marriages in order to gain more power and control, then it must be just as good to prevent marriages in the first place. You already have the welfare state paying mothers to stay dependently single and make babies, who are likely to grow up maladjusted and also dependent on the state do to the inability of a single parent to provide all the needs of children. You have the victim/abuser argument to scare prospective couples from getting married. The divorce lottery making men scared to be a victim of a gold digging woman. How about stopping a big reason to get married in the first place, something like pregnancy? So they pushed for women to use the pill, even advertised the benefits of it, such as lighter days and so forth. No baby on the way, no reason to get married just yet. Then what about those babies who still seemed to get conceived, we can just kill them off, and abortion became a “right”.
I will not go into much detail on religion, but the Christian Religion protects us from the enticement of the communist/socialist state. So long as we remain true to our Christianity, socialism cannot find solid footing. Our Christian faith has been significantly eroded through years of attack by the “unintellectuals” of the past 100 years.
Culture is the culmination of the beliefs, customs, practices and social behavior of a group of people. The United States of America as a whole has a culture, as well as each region with-in has its own sub-culture, all based on the same moral truths with only slight variances. Here moral is a statement of value to society as it progresses from generation to generation. It is behaviors which benefit society and the individual equally. Being faithful to your spouse is a good morality. Having children in wedlock is good morality. Teaching your children right and wrong and how to tell the difference between the two is morally good. Christianity is a bedrock of good morality. You will not find a better single source of morality than the bible. Even if you do not believe in god, you can believe in the bible’s teachings, as they are the lessons learned from thousands of years of societal struggle and experimentation on finding the best morality for society. For each sin, there is a moral story that demonstrates why it is a sin, for every virtue, there is a moral story that demonstrates why it is a virtue. The communists target the church and religion as well as traditional families for destruction, the reason is because a society with strong moral character cannot be conned into being good serfs for the “unintellectuals”. “You’ve got to stand for something, or you’ll fall for anything.”
Of course, these are not the only places where the proregressives work towards causing a decline in our culture. They target our values, they target the rule of law, they destroy the emerging new generations ability to self-determination.
They mainline deviant behavior by changing the meaning of our language. Judgment is no longer a useful skill built on wisdom, but a destructive evil that must be subdued and pushed down. They celebrate the use of profanity in song, in tv programming and literature. They twist the logic of the language to promote deviant behaviors such as pro-abortion to pro-choice, because who could be against choice. Redefine our institutions to include more and more deviant behavior, marriage should include gay relationships for example. They then try to mainline all of this through pop culture. They use actors and actresses as role models, athletes as role models, and then use the failings of those individuals to show that it is ok to do as they do, they are a part of culture and we celebrate them, so we should also celebrate what they do: High divorce rates, children out of wedlock, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, disdain for religion, embracing false religions like scientology, denigrating traditional anything as out dated and worthless.
They work towards the delegitimization of the rule of law. They use the courts to force social change onto the culture (Abortion, divorce lottery, gay rights.) Stack the courts with people who do believe in law so much as “social justice” based on feelings and then look at binding contracts as fluid (living documents to be interpreted by each new generation differently), finding penumbras between every line. Create laws that are so confusing and so contradicting that no one really knows what is legal or illegal. Create laws that have such broad language that they can be interpreted any way the judges, particularly those who look for “social justice”, want. Selective enforcement of laws in both which laws should be enforced and which citizens should be immune from certain laws (immigration, civil rights, hate crimes, racketeering, naturalized citizen requirement for the presidency.) All these activities and more are intended to not only help themselves and their allies today, but lay the groundwork for the complete disregard for the law in the future.
They work towards destroying the educational system. They rewrite history and selectively teach history frequently changing the evil doers into idols worthy of worship. They cut back on educating our children with skills of learning, but with skills of memorizing with no need to know the why. Change truths into subjective to the viewer, 2+2 may be 4 for me, but for another student, it may be 5. They do not grade, and if they do grade, they usually try to deform the grading system such that all kids feel proud of their achievement or lack of achievement. They teach kids that we are all equal, but some are more equal or less equal than others. They demonize the founders of our nations as evil racists and bigots and praise the founders of communism, fascism and socialism. They take god out of the school and replace with Darwin, Marx, Stalin, Moa and Che. They begin teaching studies of no value such as women’s studies, black studies and others that are meant to leave the children with no future of prosperity but with a future of hating others because of imagined wrongs or wrongs done in such a distant past that even the grandchildren of those who did the wrong are long dead and buried. Take away the critical thinking skills that would allow kids to see how bad the teacher’s educating them are and how screwed the politicians goals will leave them.
Informed citizens would make better choices in leadership, education and almost every other aspect of their lives. They certainly would not want that. So they destroy the educations of the children and leave them less able to see through the propaganda being thrown at them. They then infiltrate the media and use the redefined language to shut down dissent from anyone who would speak up in favor of keeping traditional values. They decide, they report and you do as your told peasants has replaced the We report (unbiasedly), you decide (using good critical thinking skills.)
Democrat in the news:
· Hide all negative information about. Minimize damage as much as possible when not able to hide.
· Hide party identity; do not let them pin the blame on the party.
· Redefine positions into positive goals. Pro-this, Pro-That, This-Choice, That-Choice etc.
· Revise positions to have values such as, inclusive, Tolerant, for the poor, for the worker, caring.
· When in power, emphasis to be on the positive, nothing negative in the news. If there is negative, then show them as working towards solutions and caring.
· When rumors are around, do not report, you need more information, they are likely false, bury the story as old news.
· When a known lie about a democrat hits the news, say it is a character assassination attempt by the republicans.
· When a known negative truth hits the news, bury the story, if not, then proclaim it is all rumor or lies, if that does not help then say it was an isolated incident that has no bearing on the Democrats a whole. One bad actor out of many.
Republican in the news:
· Emphasize all negative information; tie into culture of corruption of the whole party.
· Emphasize party affiliation; tie into culture of corruption of the whole party.
· Redefine positions into negative goals; Intolerant, anti-choice, anti- working man.
· Revise positions to have bad values; divisive, intolerant, for the rich (like that is bad), uncaring and heartless.
· When in power; emphasis to be on the negative, nothing positive in the news. If there is positive, then show that it had nothing to do with who is in power, just a fluke or something.
· When rumors are around, report early, report often, fill in all the information that is missing, always making it worse than it possibly could be, they are likely true, keep the story in the news as long as possible, resurrect as questions to those involved.
· When a known lie hits the news, say it might be true, if not true is certainly something to look for in the culture of corruption in the republican party.
· When a known negative truth hits the news, nonstop coverage for weeks and months, tie it to the whole party, insinuate that there is far more to the story than the evidence shows, add lots of rumors and lies because those will stay with the public mind too.
Is it a plot to destroy America or is it just a bunch of independent actors working alone to simply further their own wants and desires? Of course it is a plot. We have the long standing communist manifesto as the blueprint for bringing down our republic and capitalist society; we have the Cloward-Piven strategy for overwhelming our government institutions and the Alinsky Rules for radicals. It may not be a deep dark conspiracy trying to hide, but it is certainly a plot. We also have the money to look at. Barack Obama took millions of dollars from foreign accounts in his election for president. You have George Soros’ billionaire funding hundreds of groups like ACORN across the nation. Most of the people who are members of these groups likely have no idea that they are working to the destruction of the Constitutional Republic of the United States of America with the eventual goal to be the replacement with a socialist society more resembling the old Soviet Union or some European country. The people who join these efforts have been propagandized to think that the behaviors society considers deviant really are not destructive to society and cannot understand why we would forbid certain activities that seem harmless to be practiced. They were never taught history well enough to understand that what they see as the “evil suppression” of individual freedoms is actually the upholding of virtues worth embracing because they allow a society to flourish and prosper beyond the current generation.
Posted by A Stoner on Friday, November 05, 2010 1:09:38 AM
Limiting congress to remain within it’s Constitutional Boundaries is impossible in today’s legislature where 2500 page bills are passed with no one having read. I propose the following.
The day of the never read bill passing through congress should end, and it will end if this is placed into effect. A yeah vote for legislation must be accompanied by one of the following: A hand written, by the representative or senator, exact duplicate of the bill to be passed or a voice recording of the full text of the bill as read by the representative or senator. Simple and to the point.
Posted by A Stoner on Sunday, March 28, 2010 2:51:34 PM
Response to Hyperbole at Obama health insurance requirement taken from GOP
“Does a hospital ER have a God-given right to kick you to the curb and LET YOU DIE when you show up with chest pains? Does an ambulance crew have a “God-given right” to pack up and leave you behind at the accident scene when they realize you don’t have health insurance?”
Actually they do, but an over reaching socialist government took that right away from them. Almost all large hospitals in this nation began under Christian and Catholic churches and were supported with patient fees and private charity. They would have the right to refuse service, but I seriously doubt ever did, until government stepped in and started to micro manage medical care providers.
“A simple fact is this. If you exercise your “God-given right” to not have health insurance, you are an irresponsible drain on society, no better than lazy welfare cheats who don’t work when they are more than capable to do so. And here is why.”
I do not have health insurance. I have been to the hospital. I go to chiropractors. I see the dentist. I get my eyes checked. I am not rich, but I pay for all my services with money from my work. While I am a disabled Veteran and have access to the VA regional medical centers, I rarely ever take advantage of it. Am I drain on the nation? Am I lazy welfare cheat?
“Therefore, if you are seriously ill or injured, you will get treated at whatever hospital you are taken to.”
Like the one in Chicago where Obama’s wife Michelle worked that had a special deal with officials that allowed it to dump patients, to the point that even unstable patients were not treated? Interesting…
“The medical industry calls this “uncompensated care” and it is largely the cause of both high premiums and the closure of many hospitals, especially ones in poorer or rural areas.”
We Americans are very charitable people. We give hundreds of billions of dollars to charity every year. Our government takes trillions of dollars from our pockets every year, preventing us from being even more charitable. The churches still run a significant portion of the hospitals in this country, and they would be far better off if the government stepped back and left them alone, and those who charitably give to them. Government steals 55% (not this year) of potential charitable gifts when people die and their estates are assessed the death taxes. It is not just simply the tax that steals money from these hospitals, but the disincentive to building even greater fortunes for which the government can steal that removes a likely even greater sum.
Forcing people to buy a product they do not want is simply evil and unethical. Insurance is a product, it is one for which people have no need of. It is a nice luxury item, similar to health care. I have a choice in what health care services I want. I get to tell the doctors that I do not want what they are offering, and I am legally allowed to do so. When I give my consent, I am agreeing to pay the cost of the service.
There have been many instances of usurpation of my god given right to live without health insurance over the years. Now, the right is being wholly stolen from me and others and for what purpose other than to subsidize other people’s health care? Why should I be forced to pay for other people’s preexisting conditions? (I have my own preexisting conditions, and for the most part, I chose not to treat them, it is my life, and my choice and frankly none of yours or the government’s business.) People who have preexisting conditions have choices they can make. One, they can beg for alms from the very generous and charitable Americans in their community to help them pay for their health care. Two, they can work very hard and pay for their health care, as far as I know, hospitals do not attach people’s pay checks to get their money, so a person can chose to pay off their life saving debt and maybe not buy another color tv, another vacation, another new car, a bigger home, eat luxury meals and other unneeded things. Three, they can simply not get treated if the other two choices are below them, that the only way they are willing to be treated is if some other person is held liable for their life giving treatments.
Unfortunately, our society is not one based on freedom and god given rights. It has been deformed into one of need and wish granted rights. I need food, give it to me, I demand it, it is my right. I need a house, give it to me, I demand it, it is my right. I need to have a luxury life, give it to me, I demand it, it is my right. You talk about ‘lazy welfare cheats’ while demanding that we provide more incentive for people to become ‘lazy welfare cheats’ by subsidizing their sloth, and that is repugnant and appalling!
Posted by A Stoner on Friday, March 26, 2010 2:22:12 PM
The right to health care automatically grants the power to provide health care to the federal government. Because there is a large demand for the medical care, we will have to set up a system to ensure that there is adequate care for everyone. We the government intend to provide the best possible health care a bunch of bureaucrats can possibly deliver. To hold us to this claim we will write up a Service Level Agreement (SLA) such that every American is ensured to all procedures to be delivered within a short period of time with a high level of quality provided by well-trained personnel.
In order to live up to this SLA we will also need to obtain not just an army of doctors and nurses, but medical supplies, food, energy and all other requirements in order to supply the health care right to everyone. This large undertaking will be accomplished though our Executive National Service Level Agreement Vassaled Employee Department (ENSLAVED). We believe that this program will be such a success; almost every American will be ENSLAVED at some point. It would be wrong to pay the ENSLAVED for providing a right so we will work out permanent contracts that will grant each ENSLAVED employee the bare necessities of life. The ENSLAVED will be managed through the Malevolent August State Trained Empowered Ruling Society (MASTERS).
Posted by A Stoner on Friday, March 26, 2010 1:17:28 PM
The states have the right to dismiss supreme court justices on the grounds that they do not uphold the constitution, particularly as pertains to states’ rights. Similar to a constitutional convention where the states join together to agree to dismiss the judge. 2/3 requirement. (Needed to restore balance between states and federal government, since the 17th Amendment took away the appointment of senators)
The federal government spending is limited to not more than 20% (18% in four years) (16% in 8 years) (14% in 12 years) and (12% in 16 years) of gross domestic product. Except in cases of war in which the government may spend funds as needed. The federal government shall be required keep an emergency fund, the value of the fund shall be three times the previous years limited spending value. The fund should be allowed to build up to that limit over a period of 16 years.
The commerce clause is modified to reflect the following. Congress shall only make laws that facilitate the exchange of goods, services or currency between the states. Congress shall make no laws which infringe upon the free exchange of goods, services or currency between the states. (They can make right of ways for roads, railroads, electrical grid, communications wires and so forth. They can help facilitate the network required for air traffic control and the differing frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum for communications and prevent disturbances of said bands. They cannot tell farmers they cannot farm or grow a certain crop.)
All taxes or fees shall be levied upon the population shall be single rate with no exclusion nor waiver for any purpose. (every person pays for the full cost of the government based on their ability. if the rate of taxes is 15% of earnings, then someone making $10,000 will pay $1500, someone making $1m will pay $150,000. There will no longer be any ability of special interests to petition the government for special tax considerations.)
The federal government has no authority to make direct payments to any individual or group of individuals for any purpose which is not enumerated in the constitution. (Military, Congress, limited executive branch, Judiciary, ambassadors and embassies and such.)
Clarifies general welfare is not an enumerated power of the federal government.
All rights, privileges and immunities for which United States Citizens enjoy for which the constitution prohibits the federal government from infringing the states are similarly prohibited from infringing. (The right to free speech, bear arms, and so forth.)
All Illegal, undocumented or otherwise uninvited aliens of the United States Government are afforded no rights, privileges or immunities which have been granted to citizens,legal residents and invited aliens though this constitution.
No public employee may be a member of any union. (must be worded so that they cannot join any group which actively petitions the government in any form.)
The Rights enumerated and unenumerated in this constitution cannot be used to force any other citizen or entity of the United States of America to provide for the exercise of that right. A right is only a right when it can be exercised absent the coercion of others to facilitate it. (Free speech, but not a free tv show. Right to bear arms, but not be provided arms and ammunition. If abortion can remain a right after all this, no money, nor coercing doctors to perform it.)
The federal government may claim no land nor make regulations upon the use of any land for which it is not explicitly granted the power through an enumeration in the Constitution of the United States of America. (Worded such that the federal government limit on land is Washington DC, Military Bases, Federal Prisons, embassies of the United States of America and those of foreign nations in American Territory and any others enumerated..)