The deceit of Free Tuition, Free Healthcare…


Good points made on ‘Free’ anything.

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Recently I spent time debating with a cousin regarding the free tuition being offered now in San Francisco.   I struggle with this concept just as many of our younger generations struggle to understand why this is not a good idea and the challenges it creates.

First of all NOTHING IS EVER FREE!  Someone has to pay for it.   Welfare isn’t free!  Healthcare certainly isn’t free! How in the world does anyone truly believe that tuition can be?

The issue is that the middle class are the ones that feel this pain and the burdensome yoke that this creates.  The youth clamor thinking this is such a fantastic idea, while the liberal elite sing it’s praises!  The wealthy find loopholes and the bottom gets things free with no way up from the bottom when they do.

Have you ever taken a moment to wonder why the wealthy in this country never complain…

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2016 Election and Federalist Paper No. 68


I have do doubt that there are people that agree with those that want Republican electors to vote other than what their states want. The people that think this way love to cite Federalist Paper # 68. The Federalist Papers were essays, not law, ESSAYS.

See:http://www.history.com/topics/federalist-papers

What these same people fail miserably at is understanding that we are not governed by the Federalist Papers. We are governed by the Constitution. Here is stated the requirement for a person to be the President of the United States:

US Constitution, Article II, Section 1  [5]
No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.

For those of you that want to argue FP #68 as being a requirement, please do 2 things:

1. Show me where in the Constitution it is stated that the office of the President must be occupied by a person “…in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.”

2. Define and qualify “requisite qualifications”? Cite your answer.

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Chaos And Disarray


I must say that my week is starting off admirably.  The Socialist MSM, prior to the RNC, had all kinds of dire predictions about the Republican Convention.  Riots in the streets, blood flowing, total disarray of the convention itself.  Well, sad for them, none of that happened.  But…they did promise a well organized and oiled DNC.  Free of chaos.  Free of disorganization.  Seems that is not to be.

My week is starting off very well, thank you.  See the link below from Keith Koffler.

 

DNC 2016: Chaos Descends, Party in Disarray

 

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Americanism vs. Progressive Thinking


This article is from three years ago but is even more pertinent today.  Read carefully.  Twice if needed, to fully understand what our choices are this election.

I will not write much on this post because the author of the link below, Mark W. Hendrickson, distinguishes between the two ways of thinking very well.  If you have the ability, and willingness, to think for yourself, you will see the logic.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/07/two_competing_political_philosophies.html

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The Lesser of Two Evils


It is becoming a common statement this electoral period for people to state that they will not vote for the lesser of the two evils, since evil in any form is evil.  Strange statement to make because as many of us know, we are presented daily with choices that don’t necessarily fall into the neat category’s of ‘good’ and ‘evil’.  What do we do when we are presented with choices that either will leave a bitter taste in our mouth?  We generally go with the less bitter.

That is what may be needed for the fence sitters to consider.  Not voting is simply wrong.  If both choices are evil, then to not vote says you except either, evil as they may be to you.  We know that one choice will keep us on the same financial, moral, ethical track we are on.  The other choice we ‘think’ we know how it will turn out, but who’s to say it might not be better?

For those that have no moral backbone, the choice is clear.  For those that at least think they have a moral backbone, then choose!!  Don’t dilly-dally about this election.  You don’t want to meet me and tell me you didn’t vote and then start complaining about the policies being put on us.  I will tell you to please be silent since you had no voice in the results of the election, then I will walk away and ignore you.

From an article by Lloyd Marcus in the American Thinker is the following corollary:
“Two evil masters seek to purchase the same slave. The slave’s owner offers him the privilege to choose between the two evil new masters seeking to purchase him. One master is a tyrant. The other is a tyrant and a rapist, sure to rape the slave’s wife and daughter. Doesn’t the slave have a moral obligation to his wife and daughter to choose the less evil master?”
So, what’s your decision?
PS:
This image is from ‘Wake UP, America’ on Facebook and fits this article well.
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Moral Narcissism


I Know Best:  How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn’t Already, by Roger L. Simon, New York: Encounter Books, June 14, 2016

In the above book, Simon states the following:

“Moral narcissism … is a way of explaining away evil, blaming all ills on social causes and therefore pushing back the necessity of examining the human soul or one’s own, of not seeing the possible darkness within[.] … [M]oral narcissism obscures reality and therefore threatens democracy. That not everything is perfectible, that there is evil in the world, and that evil is likely to remain forever.”

Consider this when thinking about our present political arena.  Can you think of any one person, that is presently in office, that portrays this kind of attitude?  Is this the type of person, or people, you want to lead this country?

Simply consider the above, very seriously, and go from there.

 

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Obama’s Second Term Agenda


Oh boy, here we go again with the scare tactic of global warming to put extreme restrictions on coal fired plants and threaten the Keystone pipeline.  What’s worse is that this administration, as well as congress (notice the lower case), don’t care what the public thinks is important (check the Pew Research priority numbers), they are just going to go ahead with whatever makes them happy and keeps us cowering in fear.

http://www.people-press.org/2013/01/24/deficit-reduction-rises-on-publics-agenda-for-obamas-second-term/

Global Warming?  Hmm…explain how even with a 33% increase in global CO2 emissions between 2001 and 2010 (no increase in the US during that time) that the surface temp during the above time period has only increased .2 to .3 C.  The global warming dog just don’t hunt folks.  If was a true global warming emergency, common sense alone, not counting the facts in front of your eyes, would dictate extreme increases in temperatures.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2011/11/09/carbon-dioxide-emissions-up-sharply-yet-temperatures-are-flat/

http://www.science20.com/science_20/global_warming_slowed_down_while_co2_emissions_rose_whats_rumpus-109558

All of this should indicate to anyone capable of carrying a single thought through to its logical conclusion that those in Washington D.C., from the White House on down, have absolutely no desire to take care of business as needed.  They want to drastically and permanently change the nature of this country in their own image and in the process continue to scare those without thinking abilities that the world is coming to and end through global warming, thereby keeping themselves in power.

Wake up America!!!!!

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Racism Is The Basis for Obamacare Opposition


A Louisiana Senator (see link below) has finally come up with the main reason people are opposed to Obamacare.  According to her it’s all about race.  When are people going to get it that the dislike of Obamacare, from Unions on down, is that 1) we were not told the truth about the actual bottom line cost, 2) actually keeping your present insurance is going to be problematic at best and, 3) the majority of us don’t want government run health care.  Just look at what the ACA did as far as diagnostic codes, from 18,000 to 140,000:

http://graphicsweb.wsj.com/documents/MEDICALCODES0911/#term=Lamppost

Seems to me that those that want to use the race card have no ability to think a process through to its end.  Every liberal that cow-tows to this President brings in the race card anytime anybody (Conservatives) opposes anything he does.  This usually means the Conservative is winning the argument and the Liberal has no more ground to stand on.

As stated in the link below, and has been stated many times, this idea of government health care has been around awhile and a different, and same, versions has been proposed in the past by Republicans and Libertarians. Would Senator Peterson have been so quick to support it if a white politician proposed it?  It’s doubtful.  She mentions that discussion on Obamacare should be about subject matter.  Well, duh, what do you think most intelligent people have been doing?  This is just another example of how liberals speak out of both sides of their mouths and are truly double-minded.  See the link below to hear Sen. Peterson’s own words.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K754cP25fK4&feature=player_embedded

 

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Democrats and Desperation


“Desperation is like stealing from the Mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.” (Douglas Horton).

Does the result indicated above seem to ring a familiar bell with anyone?  In Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” Queen Gertrude makes the statement ‘The lady doth protest to much, me thinks’.   We, today, paraphrase this statement in many ways and though our attributed meaning today is not the actual meaning meant in the play, our modern definition seems to fit quite well the situation the Democrats now find themselves facing.

We are told by the administrations minions, as well as the MSM (Main stream media), that all of this is much ado about nothing.  If that is the case, then why do we see so many officials in the administration obfuscating and stonewalling and doing everything in their power to avoid straight answers?

Frank Camp, in his article titled “Democrats Grow Increasingly Desperate During Scandalpalooza”, makes a very good point about human nature and desperation.

” There is a certain sixth sense that allows people to detect what someone is really up to when they act in a desperate manner. This sense is innate in some people and cultivated in others; but generally speaking, human beings can detect desperation from a mile away. We see it every day. The real skill comes in figuring out the reason in the madness. Desperation emerges out of one place: fear. Fear triggers us to reach too far; to overcompensate. Unfortunately, that overcompensation always seems to attract unwanted attention.”  http://lastresistance.com/2170/democrats-grow-increasingly-desperate-during-scandalpalooza/

I know that I can easily detect desperation in a person.  I would hope that the majority of the electorate will come their senses and begin to detect the same.  If you follow any of the liberal news outlets, you will see that the MSM is finally figuring it out for themselves.  They are also beginning to question the validity of anything the President, or anyone in his administration, says.

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Gun Control Fallacy


The present occupant of the White House and his administration have taken it upon themselves to attempt the creation of a safe society.  They have given us platitudes.  They have given us Executive Actions that make those that are gullible enough warm and fuzzy.  What they haven’t done is think.  They have allowed their knees to dictate actions, not honest and sincere thought processes.  They also haven’t done research as to what gun controls will produce.

Sandy Hook was truly a horrific event.  I can’t begin to imagine the heartbreak of the parents let alone the general public.  But to use the event as an agenda pusher; use children as pawns in pushing this gun control agenda; is sick by any definition. Gun controls; punishing law abiding citizens for owning any type of weapon; is going to do nothing to stop hard-core criminals and the mentally unstable from killing people.

In the wake of all the talk about assault weapons, the FBI’s own statistics seem to have been ignored.  Assault weapons are such a small percentage of violent crimes its almost not worth mentioning http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/violent-crime/violent-crime.  This same report breaks down many other factors on crime and it might be worth your time and effort to read the report.  There is nothing there that supports the mass hysteria that is now permeating society.  This hysteria is being fed fuel from knuckleheaded, featherbrained politicians as well as the MSM.

Now, as far as having the CDC do research on violent crimes and the relationship to guns, that’s old news.  In 1978, then President Jimmy Carter gave a grant to James Wright and others to do research on gun control laws and its effectiveness in curbing violent crimes.  The resulting study came to the general conclusion that to think controls will reduce the type of crime such as Sandy Hook was sophistic at best.  There have been other studies as well that in general, support this thought.  The underlying premise in all of these studies is that the more you restrict law-abiding citizens ownership of guns, the more guns the criminals will have.

Finally, the 2nd Amendment.  Knee-jerking liberals and others like them will constantly use the statement that “…why do you need an AR-15 to hunt deer?”  That statement itself is sophistic and shows that the speaker knows absolutely nothing about the 2nd Amendment.  The 2nd Amendment was written to allow citizens to protect themselves from tyrants, both foreign and domestic.  In other words, to protect ourselves from a government that wants to take our rights away and has a military or others, with great firepower, to do so.  The American Revolution actually started because British soldiers were attempting to disarm the citizens, thus the 2nd Amendment.

Dont’ let the politicians do your thinking.  Think for yourself.  Research information on how gun controls only hurt the law-abiding citizen.  Then tell Washington to take their gun controls and put them in a dark place and start doing rational thinking that will produce something that resembles intelligent results. 

References:

http://www.saf.org/LawReviews/KesslerReview2.html

http://customcollegeessays.com/samples/gun-control-research-paper.html

http://www.guncite.com/journals/krealsym.html

http://www.nationalaffairs.com/public_interest/detail/second-thoughts-about-gun-control

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