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2012 Election Issues That Matter: Life

Political Issues Important, That Matter, 2012 ElectionAs this election draws to a close, and although many have already gone to the polls, I’d like to ponder some of the issues that matter in this election. Some matter more to the general population than others, and we will cover as many as we can between now and November 6. The intent is not so much to compel you to vote for a particular candidate, but to provide some food for thought about the issues and why they are important.  -Ed.

Of all of the issues that fall before us this year, “Life” has the most significance to me.  All of the other issues pale in comparison, and my innermost desire is to do everything I can to ensure that everyone is able …


The New Obama Concoction: Fairness and Protection

How is it possible to resist the charms of any elected official offering the dual benefits of fairness and protection? After all, is not being treated equitably, while simultaneously being spared the pain of those who would seek to harm us, not of ultimate worth? Fairness must certainly be the quintessential American value, right? And our entire system of justice; is it not specifically designed to bring both fairness and protection?

Over the next year and a half we will hear the word fairness as if the word encapsulates the complete and final animation of the American ideal. We will also be offered a basket overflowing with governmental “protections” from rapacious bogeymen, both known and unknown. This little “benefits package” will come neatly wrapped in …


How Independent Are We?

declaration-of-independenceTwo hundred and thirty-three years ago, the men of the Second Continental Congress made a bold gesture as they sought to uncleave themselves from their ties with Great Britain.  A gesture intended to convey that they were serious about the war that was already raging on the American Continent.  A gesture intended to tell the world, and perhaps garner the support of other countries, that the American Colonies could not and would not continue to live under the yolk of a tyrannical King and Parliament.

A gesture that could cost them all, and indeed did cost some, their lives and their properties.

The Declaration of Independence was written primarily to formalize the decision to separate the colonies from British rule.  It also sought to communicate …


The Obama Nomination

Well, it’s official.  Barack Obama is now the first African American (am I supposed to still say that, or am I supposed to say “black” now?  I can’t get this Political Correctness down right it seems) to be nominated by a major party for President, as long as you don’t include Warren Harding, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, and Calvin Coolidge.

Oh, that list surprised you?  If so, you may want to watch this video:

Regardless of whether the information in the video is true of not, Obama certainly IS the first person to receive the presidential nomination of a major party BECAUSE he is African American.

I am, in one regard, happy to see a person of color nominated.  Witnessing an historic event …


Jesse Helms – RIP

Former Senator Jesse Helms, Republican from North Carolina, passed away today at 86.  He joins Thomas Jefferson and John Adams as great Americans who left this life on Independence Day.

Helms held significant roles in Congress over the years, and helped move policy to the right during his tenure.

Anything else I can say has already been well written by Sister Toldjah.  She also has a number of good links.…


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