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I'm a simple man, not a simpleton. The worst thing any of our leaders can do is to get those two things confused. I'm a warrior for those things I believe in. I stand up for my friends, family, God, and country. All I truly want is for the government to stay as far out of my life as I can get it. Oh and just in case you haven't guessed it; I'm conservative in my bones.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

America in Decline... Ya Think?!?

I came home tonight after being on the road and as the whole family was in bed and asleep, I decided that I would get on and check the news for the last couple of days. Here's a couple headlines from Drudge Report.

Downgraded!.  So all the wrangling and lies and posturing to save us from this evil fate has fallen short.  I could die from NOT surprise.

'Mob' beatings at WI state fair...  Apparently Wisconsin doesn't have enough problems so a gang of blacks numbering from dozens to hundreds (depending on the report) decided to throw a beating to any white they came across leaving the fair.  Nice place to never visit.

FOOD STAMPS: Record 45.8 million dependent...  Apparently it comes to about 1 in 7 Americans are on the take for food stamps.  I have to wonder why in Barry's summer of recovery is there a need for 1 in 7 to be on welfare?

People wonder why I have such a negative outlook on our future.  Give me a break, I look every day for positive signs and find nothing.  The people we send to serve the American people cave and end up rubber stamping some comprimise plan that completely undermines what it is supposed to fix.  Our courts are laughing stocks and made more so by nihilistic groups that strive to unmake our heritage.  We have enemies within that we can not muster the political will to oust, let alone shut down their corridors of illegal entry.  Those conservative groups that rose up and stood so very strong to demonstrate against the tax, borrow, and spend policies a couple years ago, have gotten into ruts as to how they deal with politics.  They refuse to take the fight to the next level.  To force the government to bow to their will.

Just what is it I'm supposed to get a positive feeling for?  What ray of sunshine can one show me that would lead me to believe that the American people are at all serious about our own survival?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Angst of The Conservative Mind

I've been going through the blogs today and almost without exception, the results of the faux deficit reduction deal are extremely negative. Small wonder, most of us that watched the last Congressional election cycle with baited breaths, were told that the freshmen that we helped elect were going to be warriors for principles that were shouted from the pulpits across the fruited plain;  "Taxed Enough Already", and cutting spending and size of government, not to mention reductions in the choke hold that federal regulations are having on our nations businesses.

What have we gotten instead?  A big cave on the budget fight earlier in the spring and another thumb in the eye of the fiscal and social conservatives in the U.S.  We were even abandoned by the man that we looked to as a stalwart in the movement, Lt. Col. Allen West.  I still don't understand how he could get behind this deal when it did nothing to stop the insanity that is Washington spending.  The only reason I an think that he would go along with this, and I would hate to think that he would stand for it, is that he was threatened by the Republican leadership that they would support someone else in a primary fight if he stood his ground.  Since he made it clear that he has no intention of trying for another position, he might feel like he has to do what he can to protect his job. 

I really don't care what his reasoning, the fact of the matter is, that we who consider ourselves warriors for this nation are looking to our representatives and senators to fight for what is morally right, regardless of the personal costs.  Trust me, if we were given a spokesman in the house and senate that were willing to fall on their sword for the fights that must be fought, then we would take care of them and protect them.  This luke warm attempt is contemptuous and disgusting.  It will be remembered when election tallies come in.  I hope that our elected representatives do better this fall, but I'm already hearing rumors that at least on the senate side, Harry Reid is trying to stack the deck as far as the super committee is concerned.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Deficit Deal or Sold Out Souls?

I woke this morning, turned on the idiot box, and was informed that the Republican and Democratic leaders had miraculously come to an 11th hour deal that would save us from default.  There was much lamentation and gnashing of teeth from the Left for not getting their tax increases and the Right was spitting about the cuts to the defense budget.  But behind it all was the cracking of shoulder joints as the negotiators quietly patted themselves on the back for once again bringing the great play to its finale once again.

I call it the "Great Play" because we have (or should have) come to understand that this is the way it is always done.  The Speaker played out this same game last Spring with the budget agreement and it amounted to a big thumb in the eye of all of us that worked to take back the house in hopes of gaining a foothold and fighting for the survival of our republic.  Well, this was Act II and as the curtain closes, all I can think of is the fact that they solved NOTHING.  Obama got his debt increase with a promise of more in the future, and all of the spending decreases are way out in the future with the Military holding the purse for 50% of it.  

What was the bone thrown to the rest of America?  A promise on a balanced budget amendment to the constitution.  A vote.  The Amendment should have been part of the deal.  Period.  And in none of the language being used can I find anyone talking about DEBT reduction.  We're still looking at just slowing the debt increases, not debt elimination.  Our nation is screwed.

All of this was, ostensibly, to keep from getting a down grade from the dreaded S&P ratings agency but the truth is, this deal falls short of what they were looking at by 2 trillion dollars.  So, we increased our debt again, and in the end, got nothing in return.

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