Category Archives: Constitution
When I was a teenager I was a magician performing at birthday parties and before local clubs whose adults enjoyed legerdemain as much as the kids. The essence of magic is diversion, distracting the audience to watch the right hand while the left is setting up the illusion. It was a lesson I never forgot as I watch politicians divert attention from their actual agenda and right now President Obama is engaged in that as he goes around the nation asking for more gun control.
On Friday, Democrat Congressman Salazar argued against concealed carry on college campuses in favor of “whistles” and “safe zones.” Why? Because you, as a woman, might “feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be” — better to head to the “call box” and let a man with a gun decide if the danger you perceive is “real or imaginary” (if he shows up in time, that is).
If I were to tell you that the government is going to take more money from you and that they were going to use the IRS to enforce it by hiring thousands of additional IRS agents to do it, what word would you use to describe it? Would it matter if I called it a tax or a penalty if it essentially does the same thing? Of course not.
Dr. Leon Hadar, an Israeli and U.S. citizen who advised Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul in his capaign in 2008, rejects characterization of Paul by ex-aide Eric Dondero as wishing Israel ‘did not exist at all.’
The Israeli publication Haaretz spoke with Dr. Hadar on Tuesday and he discounted Paul’s characterization as being anti-Israel, saying: “He is against Israel as I am against January. He is just against foreign aid, and does not see any reason to grant an aid to a country that is a member of OECD.”
“We should remember it’s the primaries, and the Republican party establishment is not happy about his popularity, because on many issues his positions run contrary to the traditional party’s agenda,” Hadar added.
The former aide also indicated that Rep. Paul was in favor of “economic cooperation with Israel.”
Some conservatives are saying they disagree with Ron Paul’s foreign policy. Please consider this; I’d rather disagree with Ron Paul’s foreign policy than his domestic policy! Obama’s domestic policy is to tax businesses to the point that they can’t hire anyone. The United States currently has the highest corporate/business tax in the world! Ron Paul would end that! He’d also cut an INCREDIBLE amount of wasteful spending that our current government does with our tax dollars.
Just those two things are reason enough to elect Paul. And on top of that, concerning his foreign policy, we’ve got to come to grips with the fact that we can’t afford to police the world anymore. We’re broke! People are acting like we can have a conversation about the issues while ignoring that fact.
During Republican’s planned reading of the United States Constitution there has been yelling and objecting thus far with Democrats calling the reading of the founding document that they swore to uphold and protect, “propaganda” and “total nonsense.”
The Constitution frequently gets lip service in Congress, but House Republicans next year will make sure it gets a lot more than that – the new rules the incoming majority party proposed this week call for a full reading of the country’s founding document on the floor of the House on Jan. 6.
This is Suzanna Gratia-Hupp talking a few years ago about a terrible true story that happened and how lives could have been saved if people were allowed to arm themselves.