Why smart people do stupid things//

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There are a lot of smart people “serving” as elected officials in our government, yet most of the decisions made by them are wrong.  This leads me to wonder, are they really not smart? I doubt that is the case.  If you take as a given that these people are smart then it follows that the decisions they make cannot be stupid. So when it appears that they are, what is the reason for it?

I submit that they appear to us to be stupid because we do not understand the true goals they are trying to achieve. When you understand the true goals, then you see that the decisions being made are very smart. We think they are trying to improve the country while what they are really trying to do is serve their own personal interests. When you realize that serving their own personal interests are the actual goals, then you see that they are very effective at achieving them. They aren’t stupid at all, just very deceitful.

They have become very effective at crafting policies that look one way, in order to play to our sympathies, while the actual result achieves the opposite of our desires but directly in line with theirs. Continue reading

We aren’t managing our business, or our politicians//

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As we mentioned on our “About the Bloggers” page, we frequently sit around and discuss politics, and today was no different, as El Commodore and I found ourselves, along with my Mom and husband, hanging out on the back patio in this gorgeous end-of-summer weather, as the carpet was drying from cleaning. (When he gets back from the movies, I’ll find out exactly where he got it:) El commodore brought up in discussion the info below and let me say, why was I not surprised? Because we want what we post on here to be factual and we pride ourselves on not just blowing around in the wind, with the rest of the “sheeple” as El Commodore calls them, I went searching to validate the info below that is circulating around.

However, on a general note, when you get snake-y people in office, you get snake-y laws benefitting only themselves (this is not news), while as per usual, spending our money. As we’ve mentioned before on this blog, politicians work for us, they are paid with our money (taxes) and they need to remember that – but I’ll rephrase today, “we need to remind them, all the time it seems.” I follow Francis Marion Nation on facebook (and you should too). Those guys are brilliant! I agree with pretty much everything they say and as they are posting up the stupid socialist things that our government is doing, they ususally close their posts by saying that we have allowed it, or we weren’t paying attention, or we need to pay attention and do something about it – and they are correct! While yes, we the american people are the “boss” of every politician that works for us, I hate to say it but we are kind of like the boss that never goes into the office, or store, to see what the employees are up to, Continue reading

What is a Demagogue?//

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 I was doing a little research for an article and happened to look at the definition for the word Demagogue.  I had always assumed it was just a person that did things a certain way or held certain beliefs, but after reading its true meaning, I find it is actually a pretty negative characteristic. Webster defines Demagogue as “a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power” and “A political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.” 

 I don’t like to call names, but words and titles are descriptive. This one appears to apply to Obama in that he tries to steer clear of rational argument and rely more on appealing to prejudices. Continue reading

Should you vote based on religion?//


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Since I’m writing this on the Sabbath and since religion seems to be playing a bigger part in this election than is normally the case, I thought I would make a few comments about religion and politics.  I read an article this morning about how some black clergy are in a quandary over how to direct their parishioners to vote.  They cannot support Obama because of his stance on gay marriage and they cannot support Romney because of a Mormon doctrinal issue, since rescinded, that black men could not hold the priesthood.  All I can say about this is that it is no longer the doctrine of the Mormon Church and has not been for over 3 decades.  If you question the possibility that the Mormon Church is free of racism then I suggest you ask any black member.  (Mia Love might be a good place to start).

Considering whether religion should be a factor in your vote, I say that Character and Integrity should be a factor, but not religion.  How well a candidate adheres to his religious beliefs should be a factor but not the religion itself.  This is an indication of character.  As a Mormon, I have voted for lots of candidates that did not share my religious belief. Continue reading

Obama’s Bankrupt Foreign Policy//

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I have had enough, I can’t take any more of this blatant incompetence from our chief executive.  So, from now on you are going to hear from me quite often on this blog.

Our Embassy in Cairo was breached and our flag desecrated by heathens and our consulate in Libya was destroyed and our ambassador murdered along with 3 other US citizens. Clearly the video was merely an excuse to hit us on the anniversary of 9/11.  Before now very few had ever heard of this video. Now millions know about it and are going to view their prophet in a bad light. These are acts of war and require a greater response than the milk toast appeasement from our President.

A true leader would have anticipated some sort of problems on 9/11 and would have taken precautions to protect our interests; especially our embassies in the middle east, which are our most visible presence there.

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Visualizing Obama’s budget cuts. Student Explains Obamanomics in 1 Minute

Hi Everyone! I haven’t posted in a while, but this video is too good to pass up. This is the kind of crap info the government tries to feed us if we aren’t looking. All we have to do is stay informed and educate ourselves. The Progressives and Socialists that run our government are very transparent if we pay attention. Happy Viewing!! ~Journalista

The blogger and math genius who made this video has more info on his blog:

Political Math Political Information Visualization and Other  Math-y Things

Go check it out!!!!

 

First National Tea Party Convention – February 4-6, 2010 in Nashville //

Tea Party Nation is pleased to announce the First National Tea Party Convention.

The convention is aimed at bringing Tea Party representatives together from around the nation for the purpose of networking and supporting the movements’ principle goals. Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska (2006-2009) and the 2008 Republican Vice Presidential Nominee will be the guest of honor and keynote speaker. Rep. Michele Bachmann will be a breakfast speaker at the convention. Also speaking at the convention are Rep. Marsha Blackburn and former Alabama Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore.

Topics on the agenda for the convention include:
• How to Defeat Liberalism via the 2010 Elections (Panel Discussion with Q&A)
• Where Does the Tea Party Movement Go From Here? (Panel Discussion with Q&A)
• Correlations Between the Current Administration and Marxist Dictators of Latin America and How to Stop it
• Grassroots on the Ground Using New Media for Conservative Activism
• How to Do Voter Registration Drives and Where to Find Conservative Voters
• How to become a Precinct Committee Chairperson
• How to Unite State Tea Party Groups
• How to Organize a Tea Party Group
• How to stop Illegal Immigration Legislation Topics are subject to change.

For more information visit: National Tea Party Convention.com & Tea Party Nation – “Quench your thirst for freedom!”

Source: nwtntoday.com

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Grievances Against the Government…What are yours?

Following a statement declaring our rights to govern ourselves and stating where those rights come from, the Declaration of Independence enumerates a long list of grievances which the people had against their government in England.  I think that it is time that we write another list of grievances which we, the people, have against our current government.

I have begun the list here with a few of my items.  I know that this is but a small fraction.  If you have items feel free to add them by responding in the comments.  Perhaps we will then compile them in the form of a petition to our government and send it around for signatures.  Add your items to the list!!

Grievances which the people of United States have against their Government:

  1. It has extorted personal property in order to give it to others through taxation for the intent of redistributing wealth.
  2. It has perpetrated the largest Ponzi scheme in history in the name of Social Security by extorting funds from the population claiming these would be held for retirement all the while absconding these funds to squander on political pork projects to enhance its own power while expecting future generations to cover the void.
  3. Members of all branches have violated their oath to uphold and defend the constitution by enacting and signing laws that are not constitutional.
  4. The executive branch has appointed officers without the consent and approval of the Senate.
  5. The executive branch has initiated legislation, an action not enumerated to the executive branch.
  6. It has established bureaucracies with authority beyond any single branch of government,  ie. the separation of powers enumerated in the constitution has been ignored and a single bureaucracy has been empowered to make rules, enforce rules and levy punishments without due process.  Numerous bureaucracies have been established with this power.
  7. It has usurped the rights of states by subverting the interstate commerce clause. {This is a biggie folks…the government has gotten away with so much  nonsense just by purporting that it falls under this clause}.
  8. It has usurped the rights of states by assuming upon itself powers not enumerated in the constitution which are therefore “reserved to the states and to the people”.
  9. The Legislative Branch has allowed the Executive branch to usurp powers from it.
  10. The Judicial Branch has usurped Legislative powers.
  11. It has allowed the establishment of a central bank, not authorized by the constitution.
  12. It has violated the constitution by subverting personal property rights through enacting environmental laws which prohibit the free use of ones own property.

–Commodore

 

Thanks for reading. All comments welcome and we’d love to hear your grievances!

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Insights into The Declaration of Independence

I am please to bring you a guest post today. Submitted by my Dad, who writes under the name of Commodore, (and who is NOT a slumlord, for those of you who misread the previous post about housing). Enjoy!

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Insights into The Declaration of Independence

If you have read the Declaration of Independence then you know that in the second paragraph it states:

“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”.

There are so many topics that could be discussed based on just these two sentences alone. But what I would like to point out is that our liberty comes from our Creator, not from our Government!! There are many in our government that would have us believe that there is no Creator, in which instance then, our Creator could not have endowed us with Life and Liberty. And it follows then that these things must come from our Government which becomes the benefactor of all things.

The second sentence states that Government derives its powers from us, the people. You can argue that if our Creator did not give us our rights and liberty and that they actually come from our Government then powers must flow from the Government to the People as well and not the other way around.

You can see the motivation of our government to discredit the existence of a Creator. If they can do that then they discredit the authority of the People.

When government receives it powers from the people it acts as a limiting force upon government. If government receives its authority from the people then government can not possess any authority that the people themselves do not possess. The people can not grant authority to the government that they themselves do not have to grant. Yet we see government exercising authority which the people do not have. When you see this happening then you know that government is getting out of control. For example, people do not have the authority to take what belongs to someone else and give it to another or to keep it for themselves. Yet you see this happening all the time by government in the form of redistribution of wealth and in many of the environmental laws which restrict the use of private property.

When we allow the government to destroy our Creator we are simply allowing them to discredit the source of our life, liberty and right to pursue happiness and our right to exercise authority over our own government. Everyone has the right to choose but do not be deceived by the rhetoric of the day. By denying nature’s God you deny your right to freedom and lay your fate at the hands of a government that is swiftly becoming tyrannical.

here is a link to the Declaration of Independence

-Commodore


Habla Espanol? No problemo, Obama has created a website just for you…

Stolen from my cousin’s facebook post, check this out:

Quiero compartir esto con todos mis amigos ilegales. If you don’t quite understand, than maybe you shouldn’t check out Obama’s new service website. It’s quite confusing in oh so many ways.

http://www.servir.gov/

Announcing Servir.gov

We are excited to announce the launch of Servir.gov – the Spanish-language companion to Serve.gov. As the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, this new website will make it easier for Spanish-speakers to find or organize volunteer projects in their communities.

Just what we need, a Spanish version of ACORN, and Obama telling them how to volunteer aka organize! I have to say that it’s amazing that I came out of the Liberal California State University system with a degree in Political Science, unscathed! But in all of my polic sci classes I never once had a lecture on community organizing. In fact, I had never even heard of it until Obama came on the scene. Now we have ACORN. My eyes are wide open! Thanks Glenn!
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You’ve got that right! A dot gov website all in Spanish! Are they serious with this? I can not believe that the President is confused about exactly what language we speak in this country…. I’m sure he’s not confused, but he definitely likes to cater to illegal immigrants, give them our money and free health care, while the hardworking and responsible Americans foot the bill for all of it.

I have to admit, I don’t mind them being here. I just think that if they work, they should pay taxes like everyone else. And if they aren’t legal, the government shouldn’t be footing their bill. Living in S. California it’s nice to have someone to clean my house and keep up the yard and help me flip my houses for a really cheap price, and most illegal immigrants that I have  met are really sweet, but I also don’t think that my tax dollars need to go to individuals who broke the law and came to this country illegally. If they’re here illegally, and don’t pay taxes, then they should not benefit from those of us who do put money into the system…I mean, that have our money stolen from us by the government and put into the system.

I believe, as I do about all political things, that the government needs to stick to the writings of the Constitution and that government should be limited. Our governments, state and federal need to stay out of the babysitting-illegal-immigrants business. If health care is going to be provided to non-tax paying individuals, then we need to let capitalism take over. Free health care and other social programs need to come from private charity organizations. They can open and run and fund free clinics and if you don’t free_sign_medhave insurance, and if you’re here illegally, and you get sick, you can seek medical care from a private run and funded facility. I’m not saying we shouldn’t be charitable, I’m just saying that the organizations that my money goes to should be MY choice, NOT Obama’s.Those who believe in giving illegal immigrants heath care and other services, should be able to donate their money to those causes. Everyone should not have money stolen for the causes that line the pockets of the politicians friends and eventually their own pockets as well.

What’s wrong with that? Here is my theory, and that of my family: {Click here to continue reading…}