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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Stem the Socialist Tide

At a time when much of Europe is trying to reverse the economic damage done by years of suffocating socialism and high taxes, the Democratic Party's captivation with socialism is especially boneheaded.

Hijacked and heavily bankrolled by a utopian, globalist and moral relativist mob of socialist misfits on the left, the Democratic Party appears to have recklessly committed itself to adopting the failed European model.

Unless the tax-and-spend, big-government, welfare-state tide from the left is restrained at the ballot box, our individual liberties and America's economic, political and military pre-eminence--currently the envy of the world--are most certainly doomed.

For the sake of America as we have come to know it--which too many of us take for granted--I pray for unapologetically America-first presidential and congressional candidates who will repudiate the socialist-globalist ideology that has so contaminated the modern Democratic Party. Notable standard bearers of yesteryear, JFK, HST and FDR, would surely find today's party not only unfamiliar but, indeed, alien.

When you vote, think about the country you'll be leaving behind for your children.

Discretion Should Trump Party Loyalty

Mindful of the commonsense wisdom of my parents' counsel that one can be justifiably judged by the company one keeps, it is now painfully obvious to me that Senator Obama is unsuitable for the Presidency of the United States.

His now well-known friendship with Rev. Wright, purveyor of a divisive, race-centered Black Liberation Theology; his association with Wm. Ayers, an unrepentant terrorist; his 8-year friendship in Hawaii (1971-1979) with Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Communist Party USA; his arrogant attack on small town Americans whom he described as bitter and clinging to their guns and religion; his wife's description of America as "downright mean" and her statement that not until now has she been proud of being an American; the alarming, though unsolicited, endorsements he has received from the Communist Party USA, Move-On.og, the Democratic Socialists of America and Hamas, a terrorist organization, are, in their totality, sufficiently troubling to persuade this American not to risk voting for Senator Obama in November.
In the final analysis, objectivity--not blind ideology--should always trump party loyalty.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Theater Versus Energy Solutions

Imperiously hauled before Congress, oil execs were drilled yet again in a contrived congressional effort to prove to American voters that high oil prices are not the fault of Congress, but of those evil, greedy oil companies. Just how stupid do they think we all are?

Congress' lamentably lamebrain solutions to the crisis are to 1) browbeat oil execs, 2) tax the oil industry, the cost of which will be passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices at the pump, 3) dispense massive farm subsidies to grow corn-for-ethanol, thus further driving up food prices and, 4) the mother of all inanities, file suit against OPEC. Brilliant!

The breathtakingly obvious solution is to break the stranglehold of environmental extremism on national energy policy by aggressively encouraging environmentally responsible offshore and ANWR drilling, offering huge financial incentives to private industry to develop alternative clean fuels, increasing the number of refineries, and going nuclear. Result: energy independence, security and affordability within five years--or less--and an almost immediate drop in worldwide oil prices.

The tyranny of environmental extremists should no longer be tolerated!

Politics Trumps Security--Again

Passed by the Senate on a bi-partisan basis several months ago, and despite urgent requests from both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence, Speaker Pelosi, ever the self-serving political opportunist, still refuses to allow the Patriot Act to come up for a vote in the House.

More fearful of Speaker Pelosi's wrath than of putting at risk America's ability to intercept overseas terrorist communications, most House Democrats still refuse to sign a bi-partisan discharge petition which would bring HR 5440 to a vote.

Shameless political gamesmanship and obstructionism once again trumps homeland security.

Is it any wonder Congress's approval rating is at 16% and that it will likely take another catastrophic attack on our homeland to shake them back to reality?

Another example of why only term limits may be the only way to restore responsible, high-minded and principled leadership to D.C.

Unprincipled Congressional "Leadership"

By failing to allow a vote on the Protect America Act--which gained bipartisan support in the Senate--the Democratic "leadership" in Congress is doing nothing more than enabling their trial-lawyer contributors to sue telecommunications companies who, in the past, patriotically cooperated with US government efforts to monitor overseas--that's "overseas"--terrorist traffic. Result: those companies upon whom the government very heavily relies for new terrorist leads are no longer inclined to cooperate. For the "Pelosi Gang", politics again trumps American security.

The "Pelosi Gang" is also blocking a vote on the SAVE Act which, among other common-sense provisions, calls for sanctions against US employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens, as well as an increase in the number of border patrol agents to better safeguard our borders.

As if this cynical and self-serving obstructionism is not enough, the shameless "Pelosi Gang" has refused to stop passage of nearly $18 billion worth of pork barrel spending, aka earmarks, this in in direct contravention of their sacred promise to voters in 2006 to restore transparency, fiscal responsibility and honesty to Congress. Yeah, right.

Disgracefully self-serving politicians bent on power alone, the "Pelosi Gang" and their congressional minions once again have shown their true colors--and it definitely isn't red, white and blue.