Category Archives: Liberalism

Hold on to your car keys is the International Walking Charter Coming to Dover?

City staff brought a proposal to sign the Walk21 International Walking Charter. It is an effort to use local government to pressure people out of their cars by designing a city to be inhospitable to them. It is from the same fountain as Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030. Considering the fact Dover's Comprehensive Plan is due for revision in the upcoming year, this is worth noting . Are you skeptical? Well hold on to your car keys! Here are some gems from the International Walking Charter. This proposal seeks the following: Put people on foot at the heart of urban planning . Give slow transport modes such as walking and cycling priority over fast modes, and local traffic precedence over long - distance travel 􀂇 Improve land-use and spatial planning, ensuring that new housing, shops, business parks and public transport stops are located and designed so that people can reach them Read more

The Real Fascism is the American Democrat Leadership

Fascism is Governor Malloy of Connecticut using an executive decree to deprive people of their second amendment rights. Even the ACLU is ready to challenge it. Governors can't rule by decree neither can Presidents. I won't hold my breath waiting for the New York Times to use the term as quickly as it does for Donald Trump. Democrats want to use everything from Climate Change to crime to deprive you of rights. People on a terror watch list are on a watch list not a conviction list. If the government wants to use background checks to know if they are buying weapons, that is smart. To use it to ban people when there is not even enough information to arrest them is inconceivable. We know that the watch list has people because they have similar names to people they don't even know. 70 plus people in Homeland Security who passed background checks are on the list. The government can put you Read more

Big Sister Watching What You Eat/ I say let them eat cake

Once again, the government is trying to play nanny. The government currently keeps food data purchased by SNAP as classified as a trade secret for retailers. The busy body class is not satisfied with school lunches and are mad about losing the soda battle in NYC so they are going after the working poor. They only want to help of course. They want to force healthy choices down the throats of the poor and lower middle class whether they want it or not. The fact that a balanced diet can include a bag of chips and a box of cupcakes along with fruit, vegetables, meats, and diary is beyond their understanding. I support the food stamp program because it is a vital link to keeping America an humane and first class nation. It allows the working class to not choose between rent and food in a time of rising rent and declining wages. People working two and three of those ten million part time Read more

The Loyal Opposition looks at HB 187

Welcome to a new column.  I will be analyzing bills and initiatives in a new column called the loyal opposition.  Under this column, we will also have guest opinions.  The first bill we scrutinize is Delaware House Bill 187 which is purported to safeguard charitable donors. The synopsis of the bill is as follows:"This Act will require, among other things: (1) the registration of all charitable organizations soliciting in this State or engaging in solicitation activities directed to Delaware citizens and the annual disclosure of certain financial information relating to these entities; and (2) the registration of professional fund-raising counsel and professional solicitors soliciting in this State or engaging in solicitation activities directed to Delaware citizens and the annual reporting of certain financial information relating to these entities. The purpose of these regulations Read more

Trust the Government?

Time and time again, we hear the siren song from that great Democratic bard saying have faith in the heroic government and your problems will be solved. Now the administration is power playing a new global warming strategy in what is described by many as a massive federal power grab. The executive order involves every agency of the federal government and even trying to pull in state and local representatives. There is no legislative or treaty authority for this move, but trust them, it is for our good. Trust us with your health care, it will be cheaper, and you will not lose your current insurance, unless you do or can't afford it after it skyrockets with the new mandates attached. Trust us with your privacy. We will only spy on you if you are a terrorist. We just need to monitor everyone to find out who to spy upon. Promise. This is a government even allied heads of states Read more

Where In Law or the Constitution is This?

How does a judge think that he can make himself the FDA? Just because he likes the morning after pill, he thinks he can make it available to children without a doctor's or nurse practitioner's oversight. The FDA is an imperfect but scientific organization which bases its decisions mostly on the science and also takes into account cultural, economic, and political factors that impact the functioning of that science in the real world. I personally hated that they made the so called emergency contraceptive available, but the problem is with the Congress that did not set as policy the personhood of the unborn.  By the science, it is relatively safe for adult women over 16 to take.  It is not the job of the FDA to make law.  It made a reasonable decision to make it available. I never questioned the FDA on that because I trust them to make decisions based upon the science. The same FDA was Read more

The left’s new W.I.C.* program

*Women in combat   I read last night the inspiring story of how a phalanx of Spartan hoplite women held off Xerxes the Persian at Thermopylae.  Then, I studied the famous Female Cohorts of Rome, who, outnumbered three-to-one, fought Hannibal Barca and the Carthaginians at Trebbia.  Later, I read about how a regiment of 800 Wisconsin women stormed Island No.10 during the Civil War.  Next, I read about how two battalions of French women dislodged a reinforced German machine gun nest during the Battle of the Marne in World War 1.  Then, I was impressed as all-get-out by that fabulous tale of the all-female squadron of B-29s that firebombed Yokohama in the summer of 1945.  But the most inspiring story, truly highlighting the incredible combat prowess of women, detailed the two companies, comprising about 180 women Marines, who held off two regiments of Chinese Communists at the Read more

Now sick babies go on death pathway

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

Markell Reveals the Extreme Political Makeover

With the announcement that same sex marriage will be a priority next year, Markell and Denn lurched into extremism rejected in blue and red states by voters in referendum year after year. The idea is to make Delaware into their own image. They tried to keep it under wraps with plausible deniable. Civil Unions is a great compromise they said. Now before we have had any experience with the medium term implications of civil unions, they want to rush into so called same sex marriage. It is like they know a problem is coming and want to lock us in before we realize it. Governor Markell is dead wrong. It is not inevitable. It is not even desirable. It is wrong to its core. No society that has warped its marriage definition has found marriage stronger for it. The burden of proof is on the people who wish to change it. Canada, the Netherlands, Argentina, Belgium, Portugal, Iceland, Read more

What does it mean to be a Conservative or Liberal?

One person commented. Not that it should matter, but I am a conservative, not a liberal. You think I am a liberal because I demand honesty and because I question the use of labels. Your point would have been made if you had said “Bully Fired.” The guy was a jerk. When I see jerks I don’t wonder if they are liberal or conservative, or any other label, they are just jerks. Your, and others, insistence on categorizing everything in shades of liberalism and conservatism is divisive and has resulted in the partisan gridlock we continue to have today. Once upon a time both parties were able to disagree but work together for the betterment of America. Now, it is open warfare, with no one winning. There were a great many liberal statesman as well as a great many conservative statesmen. These people respected each other and worked together to find and achieve common objectives. Now, it’s Read more

PDRD: The Rise of Socialism in Delaware

The People's Democratic Republic of Delaware is not here yet, but it seems to be coming soon. Patrick Henry stated in his famous Give me Liberty speech, "There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston!" Bill after bill is proposed which taken together will radically reshape how we interact with government, each other, and our own businesses. The army in the field threatening our liberty is not armed with rifles, but red tape. The threat today is less from soldiers and more from regulators. I believe the chains are being forged for a new generation and the clanking can be heard in Dover and D. C. The wretched chains of slavery are being forged by those siblings of big government liberalism and progressivism. The hard left in Delaware wants to control your property rights, your energy usage, impose rent Read more

Just a Reminder What Government by Regulation Looks Like

EU bans claims by bottled water manufacturers that regular consumption of water prevents dehydration.  21 scientists couldn’t decide if low water levels were a cause or symptom of dehydration and the regulatory board actually took them seriously.  These are the type of  people who we should turn our economy over to in order to save us from global some kind of climate change.  We also need to follow their example on all sorts of issues from health care to tax levels, to wealth distribution because things are going so well.  Even more mind boggling, the national leaders are debating whether or not to give the Euro zone bureaucrats more power.

Occupy Chooses to Create Confrontation

Updated: I misunderstood the vote to defy the state. It is only for the weekend. I apologize for my error. The post is updated to reflect the change. Preferring to create a confrontation with a friendly administration, the membership of Occupy Delaware turned down the offer to go to Brandywine Park until Sunday evening.   This movement is not about the future.  It is a hot mess that makes a Bozo family look like Einstein's.   In trying not to be political, it lost the value that is inherent in politics.  Politics, at its best, serves the people by submitting an individual's feelings to the rule of law.  It recognizes that you value your friends and respect your enemies.  It is tough, sometimes dirty, but it is honorable work.  Even if you don't believe that, it is a million times better than anarchy.  They raised some legitimate concerns though they never elevated Read more

Environmentalists kick Africans off land for carbon credit profits

Remember first and foremost that liberals only talk a good game about caring about the poor and  dispossessed.  The fact is when no one is looking Liberals pass dumb legislation so they can take advantage of it.  In this case the Al Gore Global Warming crew is kicking people off of their lands and burning down the houses of people in Uganda who have lived on their land for 50 years.  Remember scratch a liberal and you will find a hypocrite.  Consult Fay's prior post.  It seems one of those multinational corporations that sells carbon credits by planting trees, in this case the New Forest Company, claims that they own the land that native Ugandans have been living on for as long as they can remember.  The New Forest Company is one of those companies whose business model is what Al Gore thinks we should all buy into.   Remember liberals really care about these people.  Read more

Must Read Article from the Financial Times

This article from the Foreign press is the best that I have read recently which explains the President's disconnect. I especially love this quote. But Mr Obama repeats the mistake he made in this summer’s debt ceiling debate – he offers few specifics as to how any of this would work fiscally. Without these specifics, he is offering just a rhetorical broadside, not a deficit reduction plan. Cramming the plan full of accounting gimmicks – such as counting the drawdown of forces in Iraq as a “cut” that he can barter for tax rises – contributes to this impression. It makes the allegation of class warfare easier to sustain. Populism is a many-splendoured political disposition. Mr Obama has had trouble presenting himself as a credible populist because – outside of income redistribution – there is no facet of populism for which he has shown sympathy. On all matters except Read more

The Moral High Ground

Jim Lacey of National Review has written a “must read” piece for conservatives entitled “The Moral High Ground: The Left’s “morally superior” policies kill millions and impoverish billions” I was going to summarize the piece and add a few thoughts of my own, but came to the conclusion his important piece should stand on its own. Here’s the link: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/276395/moral-high-ground-jim-lacey

Liberal solution for Recession: Alien Space Invasion

One can't make up things liberals say and do.  Liberal icon and New York Times columnist has suggested that a possible threat of the invasion of earth by space aliens would generate the kind of government defense programs that will snap this nations economy into recovery in 18 months.  Krugman, who liberals tell us is very smart,  was on Sunday's CNN's show  "Fareed Zakaria GPS".  Krugman's analysis is to use the analogy of World War 2 and how the war got us out of the Great Depression.  Hey wait, I thought Roosevelt's New Deal got us out of the Great Depression!!  It is so hard to keep straight the things liberals say.  At any rate here is what Krugman said.  PAUL KRUGMAN, NEW YORK TIMES: Think about World War II, right? That was actually negative social product spending, and yet it brought us out. I mean, probably because you want to put these things together, if we Read more

The Delaware Democratic Attack On Motherhood and Apple Pie

Actually, they don't seem to have a big problem with apple pie. Parenthood is another issue. Recent legislation passed by the Democrat majority threatens parenthood. In 2009, the Democrat majority decided to fix what wasn't broken. In 2011. the civil union bill doubled down on the error. While most people focused on the marriage like aspect of the bill. We also focused on the redefinition of the family. Here is why. From Delaware Online, the new de facto parental rights.  Thanks to the Democrats, a mother can now lose her child to her ex-boy or girl friend (not a step parent by marriage or union) without any evidence of unfitness.  This an assault on parenthood like few others.  We are a national laughingstock. .The order, issued April 12 and released Monday, denies a request to re-argue the case and leaves standing the court's decision in March to recognize the "de facto" parental Read more

The Real Agenda: No Growth

The real agenda of the global warming crowd is not in your interest. At the Climate Change Conference in Cancun, one of the advocates called for a no growth rationing scheme for the developed world.  He called for electric rationing and making it too expensive to drive the family car.  It sounds a lot like Jack Markell, John Carney,  and Tom Carper who all favor energy rationing  schemes.   In the real world, that means poverty, unemployment, and suffering. “Professor Kevin Anderson, Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, said the only way to reduce global emissions enough, while allowing the poor nations to continue to grow, is to halt economic growth in the rich world over the next twenty years,” according to The Telegraph. Prof. Anderson admitted that electricity rationing would likely be necessary to achieve the desired decrease in carbon emissions. Read more

Now or Never

At different times during its history, a nation inevitably experiences “now or never” moments, turning points irrevocably leading to its restoration or to unmitigated disaster. At such times, a yawning precipice opens up revealing a danger so wide, deep and threatening that if one more step is taken, the entire national enterprise falls off a cliff. We can see such moments in retrospect: The expiration of the Weimar republic; the rise of the Bolshevik Revolution; the grand experiments of the Great Leap Forward. All signaled the absolute terminal point of national constructs. The United States is at a "now or never" moment. During the last decade, the annihilation of federalism proceeded apace as increasingly, big government trampled the constitutional principles of limited government and abandoned the commandments of fiscal common sense. Since the elections of 2008, the Read more

The Question of Our Time: Does the Federal Government have any Limits?

Radical Democrat Congressman Peter Stark-CA was asked a simple question by one of his constituents. What limits would remain on the federal government if Congress could get away with passing a bill as destructive of individual rights as Obamacare? Congressman Stark gave an answer which even shocked his constituency. "I think that there are very few constitutional limits that would prevent the federal government from rules that could affect your private life." When the town hall booed him, he doubled down, "the federal government, yes, can do most anything in this country.". This is why my 7 friends and I do what we do. We are concerned that this type of attitude within our government is a clear and present threat to our liberty. We not only writers, but all of are involved to one degree or another in our communities. We see a need to bring balance back to our political system. If we do Read more

Yacht Hypocriscy

The Hallmark of  Liberals is their constant  hypocrisy. Keep in mind that before the ink is dry on a tax increase that liberals will be the first ones to find a way around any new or increased tax for themselves and buddies.  For Liberals Charity begins in someone else's wallet. Well we have yet another example in the case of the favorite American Veteran of Liberals  (So much a favorite they nominated him for president!!!) Yes one can be a veteran of the armed services and still gain liberal favor.  Of course one first has to slime and smear your fellow service members in a public display before Congress.  Once you disgrace your nation and its veterans, than you too can become a U.S. Senator!!! This is provided you find a liberal state in which to run and at least 2 rich women that you can giggolo your way into their money. Ok I have given enough clues.  Our focus is the Read more

Hillary for President: Pete du Pont

One wonders if Pete is just putting out there publicly what is being discussed privately in Democrat circles to stir up a little controversy. In an article for the Wall Street Journal, Pete du Pont suggests that Hillary Clinton would make a better president than Barack Obama (well who wouldn't???)  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704518904575365482705270718.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_MIDDLESecond  Pete cites her experience and her willingness to campaign hard. Personally, I am amazed at the nostalgia that some are getting about Hillary. Hillary was and is every bit the radical that Obama is. Hillary was and is a dedicated disciple of Saul Alinsky.  She like Obama got an incompetent radical appointed as Attorney General.   Pete cites the numerous leftist policies that Obama has instituted and suggests that Hillary would not be so radical.  REALLY???? If Hillary had Read more