Well, here’s our good buddy AP. Once again, AP is 92 years young! He’s a WWII vet, a successful business man, a lover of our great Country, and he writes this column, “The Revolution,” pretty much weekly.
His reasoning for doing so is simply trying to educate as many as he can in the goings on of our elected officials today.
It is an election year my friends, and it’s a very, very important election. Vote with your heart, and help us to restore our Country back to the greatness it deserves! God Bless us all!
THE ARROGANCE OF POWER …….Senator Robert C. Byrd
“I believe in this great and beautiful country. I have studied its roots. I have gloried in the wisdom of its magnificent Constitution, and its inimitable history. I have marveled at the wisdom of its founders and its framers. Generation after generation of Americans has understood the lofty ideals that underline our great Republic. I have been inspired by the story of their sacrifice and their strength.
But today, I weep for my country. I have watched the events of recent months with a heavy heart. No more is the image of America one of strong, yet benevolent peacekeeper. The image of America has changed. Around the globe, our friend’s mistrust us, our word is disputed, our intentions questioned.
Instead of reasoning with those with whom we disagree, we demand obedience, or threaten recrimination. Instead of isolating our enemy, we seem to have succeeded in isolating ourselves. We proclaim a new doctrine of preemption which is understood by few and feared by many. We say that the United States has the right to turn it’s firepower on any corner of the globe which might be suspect of terrorism. As a result, the world has become a more dangerous place.”
SUPREME COURT DECISION on OBAMACARE………..If Senator Byrd were alive today, I can see him reaching inside his jacket, taking out his copy of the Constitution, and addressing the members of Congress, and reading what our Founding Fathers had written , and of course adding his opinion. I have to believe that the Founding Fathers never could have realized how political the Supreme Court has become. The most arguementive cases that I can remember, was the ROE v. WADE which was decided with a 7-2 vote, the BROWN v. Board of Education which the vote was delayed, until Chief Justice Warren convinced the two negative vote to comply with the majority and a convincing 9-0 vote became unanimous………..In respect to the now pending case before the Supreme Court. No matter what you see on TV, or read in your local newspaper. The consensus of the so called “experts” the general consensus is there are 4 liberal votes, 4 conservative votes with Justice Kennedy being the swing vote. Watching this debate unfold, it becomes clear to me, that the final decision depends not on previous cases or precedent but on the political grounding of the justices. In that sense, the conservative wing may have the votes. What is disturbing me is the fact that whoever is the fifth justice, has enormous power. In that case, it should trouble the rue conservative, who might like the result in this case, but should also be aware, that this case may have been decided the day Kennedy was appointed, by President Ronald Reagan. That suggests former Justice Harlan Fiske Stone was correct when he said, “the law is what 5 Justices say it is.” THAT IS NOT A COMFORTING THOUGHT ABOUT OUR SYSTEM.
“I DID NOT SAY IT WAS YOUR FAULT, I WAS JUST BLAMING YOU.”
THE ANTI—JOB LOBBY………….For months we’ve heard that the only obstacle to Congressional progress is the GOP refusal to work with Democrats But then what to make of the sudden opposition from regulators, liberals and some Senate Democrats to the bi-partisan JOBS ACT that passed the House 390-23 , just a few weeks ago ?……….Hint!! Maybe the real obstacle is Washington’s refusal to cede any control over even a small corner of the private economy…. After months of haggling, the Senate passed the bill, 73-26 and is due to be signed by the President on April 5, 2012.
Actually there were e-mails that stated he did sign by executive order the pending “Dream Act “but for a unknown reason (at least to me) it never became effective. But what it did do, it stopped the automatic deportation of illegal aliens. With this order, the President has now created more regulations in two and a half years than any other President has done in the same time frame. You can be sure that Obama has this Dream Act high on his agenda, as it effects about 1.1 million illegal immigrants……For what it’s worth, if he is elected, Romney has pledged to remove, if it passes.
“BEHIND EVERY SUCCESSFUL MAN IS HIS WOMAN. BEHIND THE FALL OF A SUCCESSFUL MAN IS USUALLY ANOTHER WOMAN”
SUPREMES 9, EPA ZERO………..The Justices rebuke the bureaucracy’s water torture…………These are hard times for economic liberty, UT the Supreme Court has offered a modest reason to hope……especially when the decide on ObamaCare. In this case the Court ruled that the EPA can’t terrorize Americans via regulation without giving them a day in court. In 2005, the Sackert family bought a mall parcel of land in an Idaho residential area, planning to build their home. Once construction started, the EPA decided, without notice, that the plot was a “wetland” because it was near a lake. There is no water on this property. He Agency’s pen pushers served the Sackets with a “compliance order” that they were violating the Clean Water Act and would be fined $37,500 per day for violating the Clean Water ACT, and would continue this fine until the Sachets restored their property to its original state. As Deputy Solicitor Stewart revealed during oral arguments, the Sackets were actually liable for twice that amount…..$37,500 for violating the Clean Water Act, and another$37,500 for violating the compliance order.
As Justice Alito asked during oral arguments “If you related the facts of this case as they came to us to an ordinary homeowner, don’t you think most ordinary homeowners would say this kind of thing can’t happen in the United States.”. In a concurring opinion in Sackett v. EPA, Justice Alito accurately noted that “despite the ruling the combination of the uncertain reach of the Clean Water Act and the draconian penalties imposed for the sort of violations alleged in this case still leaves property owners with little practical alternative but to dance to the EPA’s tune” ……..Congress should amend the Clean Water Act and make the laws clearer.
“KNOWLEDGE IS KNOWING A TOMATO IS NOT A FRUIT. WISDOM IS NOT PUTTING IN A FRUIT SALAD.”
WHAT FEWER MARRIED AMERICANS MEAN for the NATION…………..NEARLY 49% of women in the U.S. have never been married. This is an all-time high. Beyond lower marriage rates an increasing amount of children are being born outside of marriage. These trends have consequences. While lower education levels are associated with higher rates of poverty, having a child outside of marriage dramatically increases the likelihood that the woman and her child will be poor and dependent on welfare across education levels. The poverty rate among single mothers with less than a high school diploma is over 45% compared to the mother having a high school education is 15%. If marriage becomes unachievable for all but the highly educated, then the American Dream will be endangered……which now brings us to the subject. “THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT,,,THE RE-AUTHORIZATION FUNDEMENTALLY FLAWED”…….”Despite the fact that each state has statues that punish domestic violence, the federal government intervened in 1994 with the Violence Against Women Act. The Senate is now expected to consider the newest re-authorization of the act, which includes radical changes that greatly alter the original purpose of the law, already problematic in its own right. Using federal agencies to fund the routine operations of domestic violence programs that State and local governments could provide is a misuse of federal resources and a distraction from concerns that are truly are the province of the federal government. Simply expanding” ‘THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT” framework with extensive new provisions and programs that have been inadequately assessed is sure to facilitate waste, fraud, and abuse and will not better protect women or victims of violence generally” The population as of 2010, indicates that there are 157.2 million women in the united States, and 153.2 million men, with women living to the age of 80.
In case you haven’t noticed this is a MAJOR ELECTION YEAR, and there is no question that the women’s vote will be a major factor in the results. Maybe there is an outstanding woman of color, who would be the new President’s running mate.
“War does not determine who is right, only who is left.”
EQUALITY EQUALS EQUAL OUTCOMES is a BIG HOAX…….Part of Tom Sowell’s column…………The biggest hoax of the past two generations is still going strong, the latest example of this hoax is the joint crusade of the Department of Education and the Department of Justice against schools that discipline black males more than other students. According to Secretary Duncan this disparity in punishment violates the ‘promise of equity”…Just who made this “promise” remains unclear, and why equity should mean equal outcomes despite differences in behavior is even more unclear. This crusade by Holder and Duncan is only the latest in a long line of fraudulent arguments based on statistics.
Now Duncan and Holder want to play the race card in an ELECTION YEAR, at the expense of the education of black students. Make no mistake about it, the black students who go to school to get an education are the main victims of the in the classroom disruptions whom Holder and Duncan are trying to protect. Promoting paranoia translates into votes. It is a very cynical political game, despite the lofty rhetoric used to disguise it.
“If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong”
NOT SO- SMOOTH OPERATOR…….OBAMA increasingly comes across as devious and dishonest…………. Something’s happening to President Obama’s relationship with those who are not inclined to like his policies. They are now inclined not to like him. I’m referring to the broad, stable, on radical, non-birthed right. It is not due to the election and it’s not because the Republican candidates are so compelling and making such brilliant cases against him. That is not happening.
What is happening is the president is coming across more and more as a trimmer, as an operator who’s not operating in good faith. This is hardening positions and leading to increased political bitterness. And it’s his fault, too. As an increase in polarization is a bad thing, it’s a big fault. It started with the Catholic Church issue, followed by the “open mike’ with Russian President, the issue discussed dealt with protecting America with our missile defense then came the 17 year old boy who was killed under dispute and unclear circumstances. The President immediately said “If I had a son he’d look like Travon” (the 17 year old). At first that seemed o.k., but suddenly there were death threats, and the public reaction seemed to be “Hey buddy, we don’t need you to personalize what is too dramatic all ready, it’s not about you”. Then his statements about the Supreme Court in respect to their making a decision on ObamaCare. All in all, this has not been a good week for Obama; all these things have hardened lines of opposition, and left opponents with an aversion that will not go away.
“Light travels faster than sound. That is why people appear bright until you hear them speak “
THE EMPLOYEE RIGHTS ACT EMPOWERS WORKERS…….ABSTRACT: Labor unions should serve the interest of the employees, not the other way around, as often happens. Legislation introduced in Congress would go a long way toward making this a reality. The Employee Rights Act guarantees workers a private, informed uncoerced vote on unionizing. The bill also enables employees to re-elect, or unselect, their bargaining representative every three years. The Employee Rights Act further protects workers from union pressure and extortion… It requires unions to obtain workers permission before spending their dues on matters unrelated to collective bargaining. It also gives employees the right to vote on accepting a contract or before going on strike. These reforms would shift the balance of power in the workplace from unions to workers.
“The last thing I want to do us hurt you. But it is still number one on my list.”
AMERICA is STUCK WITH THE MIDEAST………Global oil markets and global commerce means that American will not be able to set this region off to the side……….THE Middle East is on fire. As waves of populist, ethnic and religious unrest sweep the region, long standing regimes totter like ten-pins, violent conflicts explode in once quiet countries, and all the rules seem up for grabs. The Israel-Palestinian peace process is on life support and Iran is marching steadily toward gaining a nuclear weapon. And even as President Obama assures us that he has Israel’s back, and will not countenance Iran getting a nuclear weapon, his administration speaks “about leading from behind” and of a “pivot toward Asia.”………….Many observers see all this as reflecting a sharp decline in American power.
In today’s Middle EAST, core U.S .goals enjoys wide, even unprecedented support. As the Sunni Arab world joins hands with Europe, pushes back against Iran, and works to overthrow Syria’s Bashar al Assad, a strong coalition has formed around Washington’s most urgent regional, the Iranian drive toward having nuclear weapons. It is easier to pivot toward Asia than to pivot away from the Middle East. The reality is that America will have to walk and chew gum at the same time……at the same time Russia and China are supplying the gum, and waiting to contest any action against Syria, and Iran.
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
PERSONAL OPINIONS……TRAYVON MARTIN….I find that the actions and comments from elected officials to be offensive and irresponsible. Recently House Minority Leader Pelosi credited Rep. Bobby Rush, stating he deserved credit for wearing a “HOODIE on the House floor “as well as the defendants appearance before a “Special house Committee, to hear the defendants”….Those elected officials are supposed to up hold the laws of the land, unlike the raciest exhibitions by Jackson, Sharp et al……the case has gone to the grand jury and the legal system is in the works………….BALES-HASAN CASES…….Both these case, while quite different will be decided by our Justice System, what I find offensive, is the Associated Press, March 26th article “ the people who lost loved one, and those that were injured, received from President Obama sums of money”….not from the citizens of the U.S…….if this is a fact I wish to commend the President for his giving $50,000 for each of the 11 killed, plus an undisclosed amount to those injured………..wonder where he got this money to make such a generous gesture ?
***This by site administration for your own information… co-founded the Illinois chapter of the Black Panthers in 1968 and was made its “defense minister”. His son, Huey, was named after Panther leader Huey Newton. “We were reacting to police brutality, to the historical relationship between African-Americans and recalcitrant racist whites,” Rush later told People magazine. “We needed to arm ourselves.” Rush was present when fellow Black Panther Fred Hampton was killed in a police raid and later made an official statement that the police, referred only to as “pigs” by Rush, had murdered Hampton. Rush’s own apartment was raided in December 1969 where police discovered an unregistered pistol, rifle, shotgun and pistol ammunition, training manuals on explosives and booby traps, a small amount of marijuana and an assortment of communist literature. Earlier that same year Rush stated the philosophy his membership in the Black Panthers saying, “Black people have been on the defensive for all these years. The trend now is not to wait to be attacked. We advocate offensive violence against the power structure.” This from Wikipedia.
“NOSTALGIA ISN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE.”
Well folks this is about it, wishing ya’ll HOLIDAY GREETINGS, and I’ll see ya’ll in the funny papers…..or the sport pages now that America’s game is on the tube…….AP