I’m listening to Sean Hannity interview Marco Rubio about the immigration bill. Everyone involved with the immigration bill is missing the key point: implementation and oversight.
Sure, Marco Rubio is a smart guy, but he’s not going to be administering or being held accountable for the implementation. What happens when the “smart guys” in the room aren’t around when some key aspect of the bill is ignored, either willfully or mistakenly.
They have to take into consideration the bureaucratic pitfalls in fashioning their bill. If not, we’re going to be left with another monstrosity that no one can implement or even follow.
4 February, 2013
Like every coin worth having, individual sovereignty has a second side.
John Locke taught that:
The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but to have only the law of Nature for his rule.”
Reason and logic show, if natural liberty means being free from a ruler or government, then liberty requires a fundamental responsibility of the individual to secure and provide for himself. I would go this far, the less responsibility one takes for his life and its direction and the more one relies on government for personal safety, success, and happiness, the less liberty that man actually has. Continue reading →
The latest catch-phrase that is getting misused and abused is “fair share.” Your friendly Thesaurus lists the first definition of “fair” as: impartial and unprejudiced. Then it lists 47 synonyms including: aboveboard, equal, equitable, honest, impartial and unbiased.
If a citizen is gullible and listens to the reports of their local news sources from the president and leaders in congress, then they are probably convinced that “fair share” only pertains to Americans who have a considerable degree of wealth. Somehow, the responsibility of an equitable portion of our federal tax burden does not apply to folks in the lower tax brackets. That doesn’t seem fair! Continue reading →
I saw this and had to post it. Not because I want to give it publicity, but because I want you to see the tactics of the Obama-inspired left. This ad is beyond the pale. In fact, Allen West has responded to it in no uncertain terms:
I spent my life in uniform fighting for our great nation and protecting all Americans. The ad being run against me by my opponent’s family depicting violence against women and senior citizens is reprehensible. It plays on stereotypes and fear to divide Americans, and it cheapens the very real and tragic occurrences of violence against women and seniors. The American people are suffering from crushing debt, horrific tax and regulatory policies, and epic unemployment. This classless ad shows a lack of regard for the issues plaguing our nation. This ad reflects the sad state of politics in our Republic with those who seek to destroy a person’s character to cover for their lack of intellectual ability and integrity.
Brace yourself for the video:
Andrew Breitbart believed that we were in a cultural battle for the soul of our country. He was right!
The AP has already called it and I’ve been celebrating the fact that Ted Cruz has won the run-off election for the GOP Senate race in Texas, but back to blogging.
Here are the results thus far, at 9:15pm CT:
It looks like the latest PPP poll was correct. Ted Cruz seems to have pulled off a 10 point victory. Notice the fact that Ted Cruz held a 5% margin during early voting, but extended that to 10% in the final results. That means that all the negative ads that Texas had to endure from Dewhurst since early voting ended didn’t amount to diddly squat! If anything, it hurt him!
I should add that this is a HUGE victory for the Tea Party!
Andrew McCarthy is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. A Republican, he is most notable for leading the 1995 terrorism prosecution against Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and eleven others. The defendants were convicted of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and planning a series of attacks against New York City landmarks. He also contributed to the prosecutions of terrorists who bombed US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He resigned from the Justice Department in 2003. He is currently a columnist for National Review.
Having said that, Andrew McCarthy is a pretty smart guy. Tonight, he appeared on the Mark Levin Show. His comments were remarkable in that it’s the first time that I’ve heard a prominent, conservative writer suggest that the GOP may need to be abandoned for another party. He made his comments in conjunction with John McCain’s recent denunciation of Michelle Bachmann on the Senate floor. Bachmann and several other Congressional Republicans had dared to question the potential influence of Huma Abedin on the State Department’s foreign policy. Michelle Bachmann’s questions are fact-based, McCain’s are not. Huma Abedin is mentioned in Bachmann’s letter to the Deputy Inspector General of the Department of State:
The Departments Deputy, Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin, has three family members – her late father, her mother and her brother – connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and /or organizations. Her position affords her routine access to the Secretary and to policy making…
You can read Andrew McCarthy’s excellent background piece in a recent article on PJMedia.com:
This story came across my radar screen and I believe it’s something EVERYONE needs to be aware of. John Kerry is planning on taking a vote in his Senate committee to pass the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Senator John Kerry (D-Mass), after being told to stuff his Law of the Sea Treaty (at least for this year), has announced he WILL pass the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by July 26, 2012. Obama signed the Treaty in 2009. Now it has to make it out of Kerry’s Committee, which is a given, and then must pass a two-thirds vote in the Senate. If Democrats, with the help of some Republicans, pull this off, it will be the “first time the U.S. has ratified a treaty that substantially impacts domestic law.” Continue reading →
I’m always amazed at the “outside-the-box” thinking that conservatives engage in. In a conversation tonight, a fellow conservative told me that they would be voting for David Dewhurst.
“Why?”, I exclaimed!
To their way of thinking, Texas needs to be rid of Dewhurst and get him out of controlling the Texas Senate. Better to send him to the convoluted cesspool of Washington, D.C. than have him remain in Texas to continue to hose up our legislature with his RINO tendencies.
“But what about Ted Cruz?”, I implored.
The thought was that Ted was still a work-in-progress that hadn’t earned his “chops” as a proven, conservative candidate in national politics. The idea conveyed to me was that he could use a few more years of seasoning and then run against our other GOPe Senator, John Cornyn, when Cornyn is up for re-election in 2 years. By then, we will have the infrastructure in place (rVotes) to fully re-capture MORE Senate and Congressional seats.
Although it’s hard to argue with that logic, I’m still going to vote for Ted Cruz. It’s just that I now have a certain satisfaction that I could win no matter WHO prevails in the Texas GOP Senate runoff come July 31st.