Is the price of gasoline your primary economic indicator? Are you fed up with our seeming near total dependence on OPEC's control of the oil spigot; the supposition the oil companies are gauging us at the pump in obscene profit taking; that the world is on the verge of depleting the supply of this precious and essential liquid?Think again! Now,I'm not about to site an abundance of evidence to the contrary, evidence that is readily available to us all, and essentially above refute, but in a sound bite let me simply say: We are not going to run out of the stuff in the foreseeable future, in all probability oil and it's derivatives will be long obsolete before then in the emergence of more efficient fuels. Further unequivocally the greatest beneficiary of gas pricing is our government! The oil companies profit margins are minuscule in comparison to locale, state and federal levied sales and excise taxes! And, here in the United States let's not forget our supply of domestic oil is heavily government regulated, curtailing oil exploration and the essential processing and distribution of it's byproducts! Government has a win/win participation in the fortunes of our oil supply..., It's the only participant in the mix that profits whatever the economic circumstances of supply and demand, whatever their effect on we the consumers! (Tobacco,another contradiction in fact, save for the health issue!)
Monday, July 23, 2012
This President of ours is trampling all over our Constitution, blatantly usurping legislative law and order by presidential degrees and waivers, circumventing or altering duly processed and enacted laws of the land! And, to date he is doing it with impunity!How can that be, one might ask? We ran Nixon out of office, we impeached Clinton for 3 perceived crimes against the state! Why is Obama above such retaliation? We all know why don't we? He is a man of color and in this politically correct country of ours "White Man's Guilt" trumps legislative impropriety! How would it look to impeach our first President of color, our nation still seeking to atone for it's slavery/segregation history! In itself an affront to our very own Declaration of Independence "....all men are created equal..." ergo, shouldn't they all be punished equally as well!
Monday, July 16, 2012
I fear all to often we fail to grasp the totality of President Obama's political ambitions in being distracted by his near daily class warfare rant, his personal attacks on his adversaries, while he labors to erode our basic liberties in the guise of political correctness! The sanctity of our liberties are what we lose perspective of as we dwell on the political fodder of the day. In 1775 apropos to our 2012 condition, Patrick Henry said
it best "... it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren..... Is this the part of wise
men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation.." I too get so consumed by President
Obama's socialist driven tactical machinations that I lose sight of his overall strategy, that of taking away our liberties to the point we are defenseless to the onslaught of government. A strategy dependent on us being so hopelessly at odds with one another, so distracted by the threads of our differences we lose sight of the whole cloth of our great democratic republic! The old "divide and conquer" gambit, worked to perfection.
How very Karl Marx of him! I just hope we can set aside our differences long enough come this November to banish this leader and his regime from our seat of government, this very real and present danger to our American way of life!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I am at a political impasse where I am damned if I am the voice of reason, and cursed if I'm not for or against the daily distracting political issue du jour! The issue, the only issue of concern in my political wheelhouse these days is opposition to any attempt to systematically erode our constitutional liberties, our constitutional rights for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness! In my estimation we get mesmerized with superfluous
issues and their endless defining rhetoric detailing every convoluted tactical ploy known to man by our constitution's detractors to subvert those liberties, those rights! I filter all
my political thinking with the caveat: is it consistent with our constitution's teachings? If not, it is to be seen as subversive or superfluous and dealt with accordingly.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Do you really feel more gun laws or banning guns completely is the answer to crimes involving guns?If so, I advise you to take a close look at relevant statistics 2 involving guns and crime. Places both here and abroad with the most stringent gun laws have a disproportionate ratio of guns used in the commission of a crime, than those that do not! As for murders, those same supposedly most gun controlled places have the highest incidence of death by guns than those that do not! Few will admit it's not the gun that's been around for what, some 200yrs. that's the problem, but our culture that has developed a fatal attraction for weapons and methods of mischief in being conditioned by unspeakable depravity and violence in literature and the media over the past several decades! Those in our society: the deranged; those seeking martyrdom and/or celebrity are going to find their preferred instrument of mayhem no matter what-, no matter when, no matter where! They are the ones we and every other civilized society on the face of the earth must detect and deal with.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Entitlements are never rescinded, always expanded upon, until the burden of their sustenance can no longer be sustained! Then what...,revolution, anarchy? It has been the legacy of socialism in it's many variations through out the millennium! We have
witnessed other countries economies ravaged by the inequities and false promises of socialism....it's acolytes seemingly mesmerized by visions of a great society composed of free spirits blithely pursuing the good life unencumbered by the stress of competition,
the oppression from those seeking order, discipline and responsibility! Enter Our President..would be Messiah fully committed to bringing us to that promised land...., and
people are buying into it! Hallelujah brothers and sisters! Traditionally American's "entitlement quotient" was zero...give us a level playing field and get out of our way! In
fact most of us in our day didn't even know what being entitled meant, that Welfare was for poor people, physically or mentally unable to provide for themselves! We were the stuff of our immigrant forefathers: strong, brave and self- reliant! What has happen, has our collective ancestral gene bank been depleted of it's pride and resolve chromosomes!
What is your "entitlement quotient"? What do you feel your government owes you:food stamps, interest free loans, health care, child support, education, housing, retirement, food, drugs, contraceptives, abortions, a job, unemployment compensation....what!?! Is your response: "...if that is what others are getting, I want it as well "! Look out Socialism here we come!!