Monday, September 28, 2009

A Slave Currency

This is the Amero, it is the proposed monetary unit that will take the place of the dollar and the peso if President Obama and his friends have their way. There has been several mentions of a new global currency this week at the UN and the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh. It is the same concept as the Euro, the currency of those countries that are part of the European Union.

So why is this so important? And why do we care?

If we lose the dollar, which we are currently in the process of doing as China continues to buy up American debt at an astounding rate, then we lose our national sovereignty. We lose our identity. We lose any independence we have and tie ourselves unwillingly to the fortunes of Mexico, Canada, and other Latin American countries that have nowhere near the economy, infrastructure, or freedoms that you and I enjoy here in America.

We may as well burn the Constitution as its rights will be superseded by those in some form of a union treaty. When the EU became a reality, all member countries agreed to be governed by EU laws that trumped those of the individual country. Now any law that is made in an EU country is subject to laws made by the EU. Court judgments that are made in the country can be overturned by the EU courts. Are our interests and situations the same as Mexico's? No, not at all.

The global currency is another step on the way to allowing the UN to be the world government and the US losing everything that it has. Please elect leaders this fall who will follow the Constitution.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Solutions to Health Care

I read the transcript of Ron Paul's comments to Congress yesterday and I loved them. They made so much sense in the health care debate.

Forget the public option. Forget the awful plans put forth by Max Baucus and my very own Bob Bennett. They don't solve the problem, they only further government control of aspects of our lives that should be left up to the patient and free market.

Like Congressman Paul states, health care is not a right, just as education is not a right nor is a job a right. Those things shouldn't be provided by the government but by the free market. The federal government needs to get out of the way.

Read the article here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Obama and the World Order

President Obama gave another 'historic' speech at the United Nations this morning and talked about how America cannot go it alone. The AP called the speech blunt in tone, although he said he wants "a new era of engagement based on mutual interest and mutual respect". Kind of like imposing those new high tariffs on Chinese products.

Through all of this talk he spoke about working together for the common good of the world but there was one very disturbing statement he made.

In an era where our destiny is shared, power is no longer a zero-sum game. No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed. That is the future America wants.

No, America does not want a new world order, we are firmly opposed to such a concept. That may be the socialist utopia that President Obama envisions but that is not what the Founding Fathers wanted nor what the American people want. Mr. President, you represent us, not the Saul Alinsky's and Noam Chomsky's of the world who think we can all band together in a la-la land of love and happiness. We love our national sovereignty, we fight for it and sacrifice for it. We will not give in to a world order that you spoke about.

Remember, this is coming from a man who also claimed that climate change was more important than economic recovery, that the days of America dragging its feet on this issue are over.

Yes, they are over, Mr. President. Climate change hoopla is NOT more important than several of the other issues we are working on.

One more thing- remember that promise last fall during the campaign to sit down and talk with President Ahmadinejad of Iran over the conflict? Hey, he was in the room with you? Did you guys sit down and have a beer together to talk about your differences? Shoot, it looked good when you tried to do it with that cop from Boston a couple of months ago . . .

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's Ovah! Isn't it?

The Obama administration announced last week that the economic depression is over! Based on what? That not as many people are losing their jobs as were last month? The national unemployment rate is still very high - 9.7% and is expected to top 10% in 2010. Congress will now extend unemployment benefits (for the third time) another 13 weeks.

Some kind of turnaround you are taking credit for, Mr. President.

Now President Obama has announced that he will impose high tariffs on some Chinese imports, sparking another preventable trade war. Only this time it isn't with Canada. It is with our biggest trading partner.

And the one who owns 1/3 of our national debt. China continues to buy up US national debt at an astounding rate.

So if the US starts the trade war, China will end it very quickly by devaluing the dollar and making our currency worth next to nothing.

Yeah, that is a great victory over the recession.

Ron Paul wrote an excellent article on this, read it here.

Mr. President, don't do this. Please reconsider this move. We should be able to trade freely with all but avoid entangling alliances. This is what happens when we don't.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Martial Law and the Threat of Quarantine

For decades there has always been the threat of suspending the Constitution and the declaration of martial law to impose the government's will on the people. We have seen several instances of that through the years, the latest being the suspension of law in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.

When is the next opportunity to do something like this? The US faces the threat of quarantine over the perceived deadliness of the swine flu. If people are quarantined to their homes for a matter of weeks, this can be enforced through law enforcement/military involvement and the declaration of martial law because of a pandemic that would "threaten" to wipe out large swathes of the population.

Don't fall for this and be very careful as we move forward with the coming of winter. Please ensure that you have supplies to be self-sufficient for several weeks without access to food, water, fuel, power, and outside contact.

One Of His Own

President Obama must be tired of trying to control Congress, national media, and federal agencies so he has decided to try something new.

Controlling state politics.

Specifically the governor's race in New York.

And the incumbent Democratic governor, David Paterson, told President Obama to pound sand.

So President Obama, being the big man that he is, leaked the story to the media to try and put the pressure on Gov. Paterson. The White House would "prefer" Andrew Cuomo to run instead. The meeting happened on the same day that the President invited himself to give a speech on Wall Street this last week. David Paterson, despite failing numbers in all polls, told the President that he is still running for governor next year.

Wow. The a branch of the federal government trying to use the bully pulpit to influence state politics.

What an awful abuse of power and contempt for the Constitution's separation of federal and states' rights.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pigs Are Preparing For Takeoff

Barack Obama took a step yesterday that, on the surface, I applaud in principle. He has decided to cut back on the proposed US missile shield defenses in Poland and the Czech Republic. Instead he wants something more flexible and claims to be worried more about Iran than about Russia.

I do not agree with spending millions on putting up defenses in foreign countries and then saying that is protects US self-interest. I understand these are our allies, I understand that they are part of NATO. But the US is not an international police force. A pullout of all US troops from Europe is something I support, as well as a pullout of much of Asia. I don't support the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, we never should have entered them. If you would have asked me that several years ago I would have had a completely different answer.

Our interest is here at home, where we are attempting to rebuff the overtures of a legislature and executive office desperate to spend our way out of a recession and impose not only silly environmental programs (cap-and-trade) but socialized medicine (all of the proposed popular health-care plans - especially the Bob Bennett plan). Let's concentrate on domestic policy. How about we stop giving so much foreign aid to countries that are dependent on it and use the money here?

How about if we stop spending and start saving? How about some civility on both sides of the aisle? How about if we actually follow the Constitution and not use it as simply as a guideline?

Don't get me wrong here, I think there are much more nefarious reasons President Obama pulled that defense system out of Eastern Europe but it is a move of his that I finally agree with and I applaud him for it.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hypocrite of the House

Robert Gibbs, White House Press Secretary, is one of my least favorite people. He is arrogant, disrespectful, condescending, and very much believes that he or the executive office are never mistaken.

He is a perfect fit for this presidency.

This morning he criticized, justly, CNN for causing a false panic in Washington DC with reports of an incident with the Coast Guard on the Potomac River. CNN failed to check with the Coast Guard before issuing warnings to the public that there was a terrorist incident between the Coast Guard and a suspicious boat. It caused the nearby Reagan National Airport to cancel flights. However, it turned out to be simply a routine exercise for the Coast Guard. Nice job to pick September 11 to do this sort exercise, guys. It couldn't have waited?

So what does Robert Gibbs have to do with this? He held a press conference criticizing CNN for not investigating the background of the story before bringing it on the air. He said they should have checked their facts. After all of the problems this White House has had with vetting their appointments (see Van Jones recently) isn't that like the pot calling the kettle black?

I miss Tony Snow, I felt like he was someone I could trust in that position even if I couldn't trust President Bush or Vice President Cheney. Where are the men and women of integrity in this administration? Adrift, whimsical, and sophomoric are good ways to describe this administration.

Always Cherish Freedom

On a day to remember freedom, please remember that you are indeed free to choose in so many different ways. Please don't choose the path that will limit that freedom for yourself and your neighbors.

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned -- this is the sum of good government.

Thomas Jefferson