Monday, March 29, 2010

Pretty Neat Trick

Whenever a new presidential administration comes into power.

Within the first year they are immediately confronted with some sort of a major problem.

If you go back into history, say to 1901 you will see these major problems pop up.

The solution proposed by the advisors to the current president is to increase the power of the executive branch.

More agencies, more bureaucracies, more executive orders.

Say wasn’t EPA, Department of Energy and FEMA created with a stroke of the pen????

You know, increase the size, cost, and extend the reach and power of the government.

When have you seen a new presidential administration cut back on the powers from the previous administration????

The new administration has inherited the powers that the former administration gave itself

The former administration inherited the powers that the administration before it gave itself.

They take the power that they acquired and add to it so that the next administration is even more powerful.

Truman took the powers that Roosevelt gave to himself and added to it.

Eisenhower took the powers that Truman inherited and added to it.

Kennedy took the powers that Eisenhower had and added to it.

Johnson took the powers that Kennedy had and added to it.

Nixon took the powers that Johnson had and added to it.

Ford took the powers that Nixon had and added to it.

Carter took the powers that Ford had and added to it.

Reagan took the powers that Carter had and added to it.

Bush took the powers that Regan had and added to it.

Clinton took the powers that Bush had and added to it.

Bush Jr. took the powers that Clinton had and added to it.

Obama took the powers that Bush had and added to it.

Can you imagine what the next occupant of the White House will do?

Ain’t that interesting?????

That’s a “Pretty Neat Trick.”

You keep building up the Executive Branch of our government.

More power, more power and soon (I think we have passed that point)

We will have a dictatorship.

Get the idea around.

You may help save these United States.


Blowing Hot Air:

It’s time to determine who is for real and who in the political landscape is blowing hot air.

Let’s take a Congressman. He is from a very conservative district. His constituents are for less government, pro-life and most definitely pro-second amendment.

The congressman goes to Washington DC. He is asked to vote on an abortion bill.

He said he would vote no and votes no on that bill.

The bill passes.

The next bill that he is asked to vote on is gun control.

He said he opposes gun control and votes no on that bill.

It passes.

The Congressman in question goes home and tells his constituents that if only we had a few more “conservatives” like him in office we could have stopped those bills from being passed.

What said Congressman neglects to tell his sheep is that both of those bills need to be funded. Both bills become part of the Federal Budget. He votes for the Federal Budget.

That means that he voted to fund what he said he was against, abortion and gun control.

Nice trick.

If this bill is passed will it increase the Size, Cost, extend the Reach or Power of the government? If the bill does any of those things will he will vote no on that bill for those reasons.

I will!

Thought you ought to know.

What System Would You Like To Live Under???

Amendments 1-10 of the Constitution

Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

Amendment VII
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.


The 10 PLANKS stated in the Communist Manifesto and some of their American counterparts are...
1. Abolition of private property and the application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralization of the means of communications and transportation in the hands of the State.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state, the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries, gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.


Well what are we living under?

The Bill of Rights restrains government and keeps it out of our lives.

The Communist Manifesto lets government lose to run our lives.

Which one do you wish to live under?

I for one choose liberty and the Bill of Rights.

Thought you ought to know.