Answering a question on America’s foreign dependence on oil from a Northern Virginia Community College student at a town hall event on April 19, Barack Obama boldly alleged, “we have actually continually increased U.S. production, so U.S. production is as high as it’s ever been.” It was a claim so false as to be laughable. With all the benefits of being energy independent, why is it that politicians only pay lip service to the idea?
Things have to get pretty bad before the politicians begin to say no to their benefactors. But, that’s exactly what’s beginning to happen, thanks to America’s worsening debt crisis. What’s truly interesting about this development is what it indicates about the severity of the economic crisis facing our nation. Even Democrats are beginning to realize that it is no longer fiscally viable to insulate labor unions from economic reality.
If government is spending a trillion and half dollars more than it is taking in through taxes, which is the case with a deficit of the size that we have now, where’s the money coming from? We can turn to Ben Bernanke, head of the Federal Reserve, who this past week held the very first press conference ever held by a Federal Reserve chief. This reflects the fact the Federal Reserve has been transformed into a political entity. Like everything else in our country, money has become relative and politicized.
In the past week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has taken actions aimed at forcing unionization on the nation’s private sector. In one action, the NLRB decided to sue the states of South Carolina and South Dakota because their voters had the audacity to protect their citizen’s right to a secret ballot vote in a union election. The second NLRB action is all the more outrageous as they are seeking to keep Boeing Corporation from building airplanes in South Carolina rather than in Washington state because SC isn’t union-friendly
I shop at Wal-Mart at least once a week. I love Wal-Mart. But there is a nationwide war against Wal-Mart, and some of the more reasonable complaints one might have about Wal-Mart usually aren’t anywhere near the top of the list of reasons for this war. More often than not, it’s protectionism, or worse, Marxist angst against a large company that hasn’t bowed at the altar of unionism.
Something happened after World War II, and mature Americans stopped holding the line on morality and responsibility. Since then, America has reaped successively worse and worse generations of immaturity and irresponsibility to the point where we see tantrums displayed like those in Wisconsin and now in Arizona. This is what happens when you let spoiled children have their way too long, as we have done with liberals in America. Restoring the American way of life won’t be pretty, but unless we want to allow the American experiment, this great gift from God to slide into the darkness of history, we must roll up our sleeves and fix it.
In the midst of our insane American society where good is called evil and evil is called good, it is refreshing to see at least a couple of efforts to restore an ounce of sanity—one in Texas and one in Maryland. In Texas, a bill has made its way out of committee and is awaiting action in the Republican majority Senate. The legislation would reverse an “unintended” clause within a 2-year-old law that currently allows people who have had a so-called “sex change operation” to get a marriage license in Texas; however, same-sex “marriage” is not legal in Texas.
It could be fun to watch Donald Trump as president, firing a bunch of czars that should never have been. I wonder if that would be televised for us to see? I don’t know what kind of president that Donald Trump would make, but I am enjoying his involvement thus far. I’m thinking that he can do what normal candidates can’t. He can ask questions. He can stir the pot.
The more I hear from retired Lt. Col and freshly elected Congressman Allen West (R-FL), the more I like! The videos below are from the Women Impacting the Nation conference on April 19th, 2011 where Rep. West was a guest speaker. He spoke of what can happen when strong women raise strong men, men of character and discipline. He spoke of his mother who told him, “A man must stand for something, or he will fall for anything.”
The White House released a new “Certificate of Live Birth” today, but (surprise) it may not resolve for many the question of where Barack Hussein Obama was born. The document released today, while containing more information and actual signatures, still looks a lot like the dubious document released during the 2008 campaign, and bears little cosmetic appearance in common with other birth certificates of that era in Hawaii.
Paul Benjamin Linton of the Thomas More Society has written a very interesting response to the Obama Administration’s decision a couple of months ago to not defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). It exposes why I believe, and why it seems he also believes, Obama has “invoked the Constitution ‘as a pretext for what are, in fact, policy disagreements with the statute.’” The paper also exposes the empty shell built on a foundation of sand which is not only the homosexual quest to counterfeit marriage, but the very quest for legitimacy for homosexual behavior itself.
Here we are, more than two years into President Barack Obama’s administration and more than 1/3 of Americans don’t buy the official story about Obama’s birth in Hawaii, and about 1/4 believe he was born overseas. Despite his claims to be a Christian, a significant number of Americans believe he is a Muslim. Bill Whittle has put together a well-documented and referenced video about Barack Obama’s early years, his parents, and how he came to hold the beliefs he has today. This video is a must-see first part in the series.
This is video of a three-hour seminar held on the afternoon of April 15, 2011 and was sponsored by the Family Heritage Alliance, BigHorn Canyon Ministries, and the Life & Liberty Group. This first seminar was entitled “The Faith and Education of our Founding Fathers,” and featured speakers John Eidsmoe and Mark Skogerboe discussed America’s unique heritage and Constitution.
China may be preparing to cut its foreign exchange reserves by about two-thirds, down to about $1 trillion from its current $3.04 trillion level, according to Chinese news service Xinhua. China currently holds about $1.154 trillion of U.S. treasuries — the debt securities that constitute U.S. debt. Dumping those treasuries would have severe consequences, mostly for the American people.
Last night Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) told Sean Hannity he was gearing up for a run for president. Ron Paul has always had an admirable respect for the U.S. Constitution and has always been a strong voice for fiscal responsibility and limited government. If he were the average conservative who believed in such things, I could really get behind him as a presidential candidate. unfortunately, when it comes to foreign policy and national defense…well, the phrase “crazy as an outhouse rat” comes to mind.
Sean Hannity has been taking a look at the history of liberal media bias lately, and in this latest installment, he exposes the “mainstream” media bias in the Valerie Plame case several years ago. The entire exercise, from the “mainstream” media perspective, was smear Bush, get Bush, trash Bush, hurt Bush. There was no other purpose to the story, no other plot to the narrative.
So, have you heard? The United States Constitution no longer protects freedom of speech and expression for American citizens on American soil. Yep. It became official this past Friday in Dearborn, Michigan. It all started when Gainesville, Florida pastor, Dr. Terry Jones, of the Dove World Outreach Center and his assistant pastor Wayne Sapp planned to protest in front of the largest mosque in America, which is in Dearborn. They applied for a permit to hold the protest, but not only was no permit given, they ended up in court and then in jail.
Shad Olson recently interviewed Gordon Howie, CEO of the Life and Liberty Group in Rapid City, about the upcoming Festival for Life celebration on May 13, 14 and 15, 2011. The weekend’s events will include speaking engagements with former ambassador and presidential candidate Alan Keyes, a foot parade to Planned Parenthood, and a showing of the film “Blood Money,” a behind-the-scenes look at the abortion industry.
The 2011 National Day of Prayer is coming up on May 5. Though secularists have sued to do away with this time-honored American tradition, the courts have rejected this attack on religious freedom and America’s Christian heritage, so you are completely free to observe the National Day of Prayer this year as we always have in America.
There is a plan already out there, enacted into law, which does intend to produce significant cost savings in Medicare over the next ten years by lessening care and benefits to seniors: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). On the other hand, the Ryan Plan sees the empowerment of patients as consumers as the, “critical element in restraining the growth of health costs without government rationing.”
Just last week it was announced that Former Solicitor General Paul Clement had been hired by the House to defend the Defense of Marriage Act DOMA after President Obama announced he was refusing to do his duty to enforce the law. Now we learn that homosexual activists have launched a campaign of intimidation against Clement’s law firm, resulting in his departure from that organization. But Clement immediately joined the Washington-based Bancroft PLLC law firm and will continue to defend DOMA unimpeded.
Unfortunately the U.S. Supreme Court has taken a pass on expediting a final ruling on ObamaCare, leaving the matter to fester for another year or so. It would have been nice for the Supreme Court to expedite a final review of this unconstitutional abomination to remove the cloud of uncertainty from over our struggling economy. But it looks like we’ll have to shuffle onward in uncertainty for at least several months more.
South Dakota’s new Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R-SD) has cast some good votes since going to Washington this year and has quickly become a leader in the national Republican Party, but some of the people back home who worked most ardently to get her elected are starting to run out of patience with her lack of a solid stance on fiscal responsibility. What she does over the next several months may just determine whether she faces a primary challenger next year, not even two years out of the gate.