When conservatives and those of faith opposed abortion on demand, they argued that the acceptance of this type of procedure would eventually lead to infanticide and pressured euthanasia. Liberals responded with "Oh that would never happen." Well once again liberals are wrong. It is coming to pass in Great Britain. Sick children and babies are being having food and hydration withheld because their cases are "futile". My experience is that any baby will die after not having food or water for a period of time. Conservatives have also argued that the supposed cost savings for Obamacare would eventually lead to Death Panels. This would be in an effort "save" the government money. Actually, In socialized medicine Great Britain, it is not called Death panels, it is called the Pathways to Death. Gosh, that sounds so much nicer. Testimony by doctors and nurses are showing that Read more
An overnight clerk at a store in Columbia South Carolina warded off three (3) armed robbers by pulling out her gun and returning fire after the robbers began shooting in her store. The clerk says she was in fear for her life after the 3 armed thugs began shooting in the air in her store. The 3 armed robbers had demanded cash and lottery tickets. The clerk hit one of the robbers in the upper body and is believed to have hit another. The third robber got away. Remember if you need help in seconds, the police are just minutes away.
This will be my second post on the recent elections. Again I will focus on a local race here in Sussex County. My previous post was titled, "Looking Back", since it was looking at a race that the Republican, Don Ayotte, lost to Democrat, Joan Deaver, for the 3rd councilmatic district of Sussex. I have titled this post looking ahead because it was won by the Republican, a man who many feel will be the future of the Republican party, and a positive influence in Delaware politics for the citizens of the district he ran for, and for the citizens of the county and the state. I am referring to Ernie Lopez in the new sixth state senatorial district, who first won the GOP primary against fellow Republican Glen Urquhart. As I did in my previous post, I am asking for the views of those outside of the race as well as those who may have had a hand in helping Mr. Lopez win. Read more
The Raisin marketing program is up for review before the U. S. 47% of the raisin crop is diverted to government coffers in turn for marketing. The problem is that it is involuntary. In 2004, two heros of Americanism, Marvin and Laura Horne, made a federal case out of this 80 year overreach. This term, they will get their day before the Supreme Court. Tis the season to give thanks. And for the last 80 years, the federal government has required raisin producers to “give thanks” for the privilege of selling their raisins nationally by requiring them to fork over up to half of their raisins – for free. A lawsuit raising a constitutional challenge to the program has now made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case is Horne v. Department of Agriculture. The program, operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has a rather Orwellian-sounding name – the “Raisin Marketing Read more
The Fair Tax is much maligned because the prebate is often overlooked or just plain ignored in the calculations put forward by some organizations. Understanding it is crucial to a discussion of the proposal. I have chosen to highlight this segment today. If you are new and have no idea what the fair tax is, go to this simple video. Under the FairTax, all Americans consume what they see as their necessities of life free of tax. While permitting no exemptions, the FairTax (HR25/S13) provides a monthly, universal prebate to ensure that each family unit can consume tax-free at or beyond the poverty level, with the overall effect of making the FairTax progressive in application. This is not an entitlement, but a rebate (in advance) of taxes paid – thus the term prebate. Everyone pays taxes at the cash register. Although everyone pays the same tax rate at the cash register, the chart Read more
An Important issue has come up with the words, "That all men are created equal," recently on another thread on this site. These are some of the most famous words in The Declaration of Independence and could not be more unclear when subjected to closer scrutiny. This is a quote from the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these end, it is the right of the people to alter of abolish it and to institute new government, laying the foundation on such principles and organizing it Read more
HIGHER TAXES HAVE NEVER BEEN THE ANSWER Guest Post by Evan Queisch in support of the Founders' Values rally in Newark, DE Tuesday the 27th at 6:00pm. Despite the claims of 3 dozen radical left wing activists, who seem quite content to spend not only their own grandkids money but the money of entire future generations on seemingly endless nanny state welfare programs, I am confident that the majority of Delawareans, especially those in the Newark area, reject any calls for higher taxes on anyone. The group I represent, Founders Values is no stranger to organizing rallies when it comes to taxation. As evidence, we cite no less than 3 Tax Day TEA Party rallies which we helped to organize. These rallies have drawn hundreds (our first drew 1,200 people) to the Wilmington Riverfront even in some of the worst weather on weekdays. Our attendees span all age, race and political lines and we Read more
Back in the day, Blue Laws used to protect families. We as a society recognized that families needed time together to bond, worship, or whatever they choose to do one day a week and certain holidays. Those have fallen by the wayside for better or worse with the last vestige of Sunday liquor sales being repealed by the Democrats so people need not plan to drink themselves to death by there being no break in the system nor do families of drunks need not have any breaks. Well, I believe in free markets so I can accept the change. It is a rougher, tougher world. I just wonder if the price we pay with children who only spend quality time with mom or dad a couple times a month is worth another shopping day. At least, we all had Christmas and Thanksgiving where everyone could stop and be part of the human family instead of an economic cog in the wheel. Now many stores are trying to entice Read more
The Democratic Causes have elected new leaders due to the retirement of Speaker Gilligan and the forced retirement by voters of President Pro Tem DeLuca. The new leaders of the senate and house are designated to be current Senate Majority Leader Patricia Blevins, who will be the first woman in 60 plus years (political dynamo and Republican Vera Davis was the first and also the first woman to hold statewide office) to head the senate and the first Democratic woman, and current House Majority Leader Pete Schwartzkropf, and occasional reader and one time guest poster of this blog. Also the new Senate Majority leader is Senator David McBride and Senator Margaret Rose Henry remains the whip. In the house, Representative Valerie Longhurst moves up to majority leader and Representative John Viola is now whip. Congratulations to all who won and all who ran. Republicans will be next week, Read more
A couple weeks ago, I made an appeal to you to help us find trucks to help our American family in NYC. Two of you have done so. Thank you. We may need volunteers to help load it them. Stay tuned.
As is our tradition, we post the current President's Thanksgiving Day Proclamation and one from history. Oddly, there is still not Thanksgiving Day Proclamation on the White House website--I had to find it in the press, but the President did release his weekly address early with a Thanksgiving theme. President Washington established the tradition, it stopped after Madison and Lincoln revised it. It continues to this day. THANKSGIVING DAY 1815 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – A PROCLAMATION The senate and House of Representatives of the United States have by a joint resolution signified their desire that a day may be recommended to be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnity as a day of thanksgiving and of devout acknowledgments to Almighty God for His great goodness manifested in restoring to them the blessing of peace. No people Read more
Forget history, culture, and common sense, we will give fake groups slots over the majority of the people. The City of Santa Monica succumbed to the atheists and put its park up for a lottery instead of giving a couple of slots to them to put out whatever nonsense they wanted and have the right to do under the Constitution. The wily non-theists made a whole bunch of groups so they could deprive the coalition of churches of slots they traditionally held. I have little issue with the atheists exploiting the weak minded town council. My problem is that they did not stand up to them in the first place. Tell them if they want extra slots, they are available after Christmas. It is weak leadership that is destroying America. Here it is on display. The video has autoplay that I cannot remove so you have go to the LA Times news site. Read more
Compromise: When Republicans agree to do what Democrats want even if they believe it will harm the country. That seems to be sole focus of the media on the so called fiscal cliff. The media drumbeat has been a constant refrain to watch to see if Republicans stand in the way of President Obama and force the country off the fiscal cliff. The fact is the country is already heading off a fiscal cliff by following current spending patterns. We do not even have a budget. We just appropriate wild sums of your money then tell the Congressional Budget Office to make sense of it. For those who think the problem is the GOP if negotiations fail, read this. Nancy Pelosi is working overtime to ensure failure so she has an issue to run on to retake the house. That is fine, but letting her do it while putting the responsibility elsewhere is media malpractice. The facts are that the Read more
USA Today: GOP needs to tell people we can help By Rick Santorum November 18. 2012 We Republicans are in a box, one largely of our own making. The American electorate didn't buy our box. Millions stayed home instead - not because of how the box was wrapped, but rather, what we didn't include in it. It's time that conservative Republicans build a new box and offer Americans a broader, bolder and more inclusive vision of freedom and opportunity, as well as provide the tools to achieve them. I've led strategic planning for Republicans on Capitol Hill and coordinated with the White House and the Republican National Committee while in party leadership, so I know this will not be easy. There has been no shortage of Mitt Romney postmortems with recommendations ranging from pursuing greater ideological purity to rebranding and "softening" positions to attract more Hispanics, women and Read more
Need a break from turkey leftovers? How about making your Friday Pizza Papa John’s? Why? The hardcore left is threatening a boycott of Papa John’s for the dastardly act of making cost projections. Many companies are making similar projections about Obamacare, but the left picked Papa Johns to attack. Conservatives are responding to protect free speech. If we do not hang together, we shall surely all hang separately.
One day, we will finally get tired of worrying about if people get high. Most Americans think we are losing the war on drugs. I submit the reason is that we focus on the wrong objective. It is not the prerogative of government to govern your body. You and your doctor know if you are in pain and how best to treat it. The Attorney General and Police do not. I believe the best way to end the violence, funding of terrorism and narco-gangs and poisoning of our children is to attack the hard core street drugs while allowing people safer alternatives. The attack on Delaware doctors who are dealing with those in chronic pain for the fear that people might be getting safe and cheap alternatives to unsafe drugs cut with various substances on the streets, is hurting those who suffer from chronic pain. Read this story from the USA Today. I have seen this with my own eyes. The drug policy of Read more
By way of an update, Eric Bodenweiser broke his silence just before his case review and denied the shocking charges of unlawful sexual contact with a child most of three decades ago, according to the News Journal. “The false allegation that has been presented close to a quarter of a century after the events alleged to have occurred is categorically, absolutely and forcefully denied!” Bodenweiser wrote, using all capital letters for emphasis. “The events exist only in the twisted mind of the accuser,” he concluded. The statement was distributed by Bodenweiser’s attorney Joe Hurley, who said his client is speaking out because “there is the grave risk that the public perception will be that the absence of denial suggests agreement with the disturbingly false accusation.” Bodenweiser is to appear in Sussex County Superior Court Monday for a routine case review, Hurley Read more
Comment 25 On the Secession thread
While the secession cries denote an ignorant population, their desires are honest and well intended; not to break up the Union, but to put a stop to the nationalistic craze our Congress and WH has been on for nearly 100 years. Repealing the 17th Amendment would do exactly that- returning American to its intended republican form of government.The pre-17th amendment system had its issues as well. At least now, there is no gerrymandering to manipulate the votes for the upper house and a few cannot give a way a senate seat. On the other hand, we lost something. The states now have little input in the federal system to our harm. Should we examine the state legislatures electing senators again?
Petitions for secession are proliferating. People from 49 states have petitioned the White House to leave the Union. I understand the frustration with an overbearing Federal government which oversteps its bounds daily. I fully support the reassertion of the 10th amendment as amended by the 13, 14th, 15th, 19th, 24th, and 26th amendments. It is vital to restore a measure of balance to the system. As an American soldier who is dedicated to preserving our liberty and the American way of life, I do not support in any way secession. As a matter of fact, I think the secession movement will build in popularity, but fade within a year to background noise once people start thinking about its implications. Can we strengthen America by tearing it apart? Do we win by quitting? Should the American experiment be at risk every time there is a close election? Is your love for America Read more
The Death Spiral of the Delaware GOP Decline is not a condition, it is a choice. The 2012 election has come and gone and at this point it has become clear the there are only a few things necessary to be elected to statewide office or County wide in New Castle County-be able to hear thunder and see lightning plus the most important thing you must be a Democrat. Yes, I poke a little fun at the Democrats but my point it is worthwhile to exam the demise of the Republican Party in Delaware and what to do about it. I bring a perspective which is varied as I have been on the outside looking in as a primary challenger and this year as the endorsed candidate for County Council President. Let me lay out the 2012 numbers first. I have all of the state wide candidates and my race (County Wide) as a comparison. Candidate Wilmington% NCC Rural% All NCC Romney Read more
According to the Financial Times, the Eurozone has sunk into another recession. The UK is not part of the Zone and helped the EU overall avoid falling into an official recession. France grew barely after shrinking barely the previous quarter which was just revised downward (who knows maybe this one will be as well.), but France is fighting hard to keep its economy stuck in no growth mode with its new socialist government. German growth is a mere 2 tenths of a percent. With the major economies stalled, there is no wealth to redistribute. In the U. S., we are trying to look more like Europe. High marginal tax rates, high debt, bailouts, government dominated health care, artificially mandated green energy, and a welfare state seem to equal an economy stuck in neutral in Europe, I wonder why around half of American voters think it will be different here in spite of the obvious slow Read more
Spain is begging for a Eurozone banking Union to bail it out of its mess. Is the Trillion dollar a year spendthrift U. S. on the same path?
The head of Spain’s biggest bank has made an impassioned plea for Europe to adopt a so-called union of its eurozone banks as an “essential” route out of the region’s crisis http://link.ft.com/r/YIQXNN/A5M9A0/GKTDKD/R3WXB1/YGOUZV/ID/h?a1=2012&a2=11&a3=14
The U. S. is poised to become the World’s largest producer of oil in 2017 thanks to new technology. So much for the peak crisis projections. It is a vindication of the Bush administration policies opening up new fields and technology and it shows the misreading of static analysis in dealing with the future. Obviously, we need to develop alternative energy sources and not fall back into complacency. Oil will be harder to get and more expensive in the future because much of the easy oil has been reached. My point is that hand wring alarmism does not solve problems. Ingenuity, forward thinking policies, and free market rewards do. If we had the current administration 12 years ago, America would not be poised for this next economic boom.