"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Thursday, December 30, 2010

We Need Noble, Honorable, Visionary Actions From The 112th Congress

There is great anticipation and great expectation of the 112th Congress by the people of this great nation. But with that anticipation and expectation comes great responsibility. For on the shoulders of the 112th Congress will fall the task of proving to the American people that our system of government – a Republic supported by the foundation of the US Constitution – is indeed still viable.

With the growth of Federal Agencies and Departments, the increased dependency on “czars”, and the erosion of the powers of our Constitution over decades as the Federal Government has usurped power never authorized by our Constitution, your task may seem monumental. It will take great commitment, great energy, great wisdom, and great resolve to prove our governmental system still works, and the power does indeed rest with the individual states and/or the people – not the federal government.

The number one task before you is to immediately identify areas where quick spending reductions can be implemented. Then it will be incumbent upon the 112th Congress to tackle the three beasts that have been in the room for decades, beasts that should never have been created – Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare - as well as Obamacare. Those systems need to be reformed and/or repealed, and a system put in place to phase them out entirely over the shortest possible period of time.

Entitlement programs also need to be addressed, reformed, and reduced to minimal levels. They need to include incentives for individuals to abandon the program at the earliest opportunity, instead of the disincentives currently inherent in those systems and programs.

The people currently using those programs will welcome neither of those tasks, but we all know they are necessary if the country is to survive (and hopefully flourish again) long term.

Another area for review is the foreign aid currently given to other countries around the globe. Many of those countries are not our allies, and quite a few, while considered allies, rarely support our positions in the UN. Let’s eliminate aid to anyone who is not an ally of America, reduce aid to those who do not support our positions 75% of the time, and allow the people to give what aid they can/want individually instead of the government confiscating our money and redistributing it around the world. Let's see just how "liberal" our progressive brethren really are when they have to part with their own money.

Controlling spending will automatically influence the reduction of the Deficit. To further that goal, enact a Fair or Flat Tax system, eliminating hundreds of thousands of tax code regulations that few people understand, and which just helps to bloat the size of government and the scope of governmental authority. This will do more to stimulate the economy, short and long term, than any other single action could. It will bring stability to the corporate world and allow future growth decisions by companies to be made with certainty. So long-term planning will occur naturally.

These are just a few areas where we need immediate, decisive and perhaps drastic reform to strengthen America. I imagine there will be a fight within the Republican Party, as more conservative constitutionalists fight the established RINO's. And there will be a fight as well with the Democrats/Progressives, so I hope there is expansive honor, integrity and fortitude for the 112th to stand on the principles that created this great country.

Walk your path knowing that God is watching and will be there to support you. Trust in Him as our Founders did. I am praying for the entire 112th Congress, for we need good, noble, visionary actions from that body, and we are counting on you to lead us from the destructive path we’ve been on for the past 40 years. It is unfortunate that we have been sliding down a much steeper hill the past two years, and the climb back out of the quagmire in which we currently find ourselves will be steep.

Good luck, and God Bless!

Stand With God, Stand For Liberty, Prepare To Fight For Both!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"Shape Up And Start Acting Like An American."

This has been around for a while. And though I do not know this man, I am proud to call him Patriot, Hero, Friend to Liberty!

WW II Battleship sailor tells Obama to shape up or ship out ! This venerable and much honored WW II vet is well known in Hawaii for his seventy-plus years of service to patriotic organizations and causes all over the country. A humble man without a political bone in his body, he has never spoken out before about a government official, until now. He dictated this letter to a friend, signed it and mailed it to the president.

Dear President Obama,

My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don't believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert. I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos'n Mate. Now I live in a "rest home" located on the western end of Pearl Harbor , allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.

One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man. So here goes.

I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do, but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.  I can't figure out what country you are the president of. You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like:

" We're no longer a Christian nation"
" America is arrogant" - (Your wife even announced to the world," America is mean- spirited. " Please tell her to try preaching that nonsense to 23 generations of our war dead buried all over the globe who died for no other reason than to free a whole lot of strangers from tyranny and hopelessness.)

I'd say shame on the both of you, but I don't think you like America, nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do, for the obvious gifts this country has given you. To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.

After 9/11 you said," America hasn't lived up to her ideals."

Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British? Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man, that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War? I hope you didn't mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around, because we stand for freedom.

I don't think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination. You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.

Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man.

Shape up and start acting like an American. If you don't, I'll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue . You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.

And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don't want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts , who was putting up a fight? You don't mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don't want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.

One more thing. I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you're the Commander-in-Chief now, son. Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you're not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you're thinking of.

You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president.
You're not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy. That's not our greatest threat. Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now.

And I sure as hell don't want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle...

Harold B. Estes

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Stand With God, Stand For Liberty, Prepare To Fight For Both

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