Though the “mainstream” media continues to do its best to pretend that Herman Cain doesn’t exist, the “atypical GOP candidate” continues to rise in popularity with the conservative base of the Republican Party. Today’s latest Zogby poll has Cain ahead of Christy by 3 points in the #1 spot. Despite his millions and his backing by the GOP establishment fatcats, Mitt “RomneyCare” Romney continues to lag behind in third place.
Last Friday, May 20, was the deadline for a report to congress from President Barack Obama on his engagement of U.S. military forces in the Libyan civil war. That deadline passed without the report required by the War Powers Act, making this administration once again a group of lawbreakers. When the chief executive of a nation takes it upon himself to act without legal authority and without the required consent of other areas of government, we usually think of such actions as imperial in nature.
You may have heard the passage from Matthew 23:13-33 where Jesus was talking to the pompous, self-righteous leaders of his day. What might that sound like if it was updated to send an appropriate message to the pompous, self-indulgent leaders of our day? Thanks to Frank Turek, we know what it would sound like.
Herman Cain appeared on Fox News Sunday yesterday, one day after making his official announcement that he is running for the GOP nomination for president in 2012, and he didn’t get a pass on the tough questions. When asked what President Cain would offer the Palestinians to make peace, he said, “Nothing. Because I’m not convinced the Palestinians are really interested in peace.”
By ignoring the unambiguous meaning of the 9th and 10th Amendments and by stretching and twisting the meanings of a few vague clauses the Progressive leaders of our Federal government have interpreted our Constitution to mean anything needed to do anything desired. How can I say, “The Constitution Failed”? What I am saying is our system is broken, it is no longer functioning as designed, and we need a re-set button.
As so many of us worry about getting the economy going again, Jim Hagen, secretary of the South Dakota Department of Tourism, opens one of the doors that will help make it happen: “Statewide, travel is responsible for more than $1 billion in direct spending, nearly 30,000 direct jobs and $265 million in tax revenue. Simply put, when people travel, the economy grows, jobs are created and the tax coffers are filled,” he said recently.
The United States has three sectors of the economy suffering under regulatory red tape: financial services, energy and now health care. I’m certain the financial services regulations have caused more harm than good. Until voters recognize the unintended costs of regulations, politicians will continue to gain political capital by passing such feel-good legislation. Voters have to cultivate a mindset of freedom and deregulation rather than first thinking, “There ought to be a law.”