Monday, October 25, 2010

If I Were King

Is it really that difficult to understand?  Over the past 4 decades, the environmental movement took roots in the government and spread underground into all aspects of the private/public system.  The EPA has empowered itself through taxation and regulation of the private sector.  Production and manufacturing has moved off the shores of the United States and left us with a high percentage of service jobs. Service jobs are great, but they require something to service.  Without a production and manufacturing base in the United States, we eventually run out of service opportunities.

For many years I have understood that the labor force and the environmental groups are like oil and water, they never really mix.  As the environmental movement grew, labor shrank and no one has shown us the statistics that reflect this.  Profit is not evil, profit is a necessary part of manufacturing and production.  Profit is what keeps business in the United States and people working.  The labor pool needs to understand that they must work to keep business profitable in the United States, in order to rebuild labor.

This week Washington State senatorial candidate Dino Rossi spoke to us about restoring the economy by turning around the direction that overt government regulation and taxation has taken our State.  Senator Murray held a rally at the Bellingham Food Bank to promote giving.  I see the two rallies as:

  • One candidate wants to give everyone a fish.
  • The other candidate wants to teach the people to fish.

Wake-up and bring the jobs back to the United States through solid regulatory reform which protects ‘jobs’ and the ‘environment’.

Yours in Truth  Smile Shelly

Unemployment and the Underemployed

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dino Rossi comes to Bellingham

Dino Rossi came to Bellingham, Washington to spread the message that we must vote this November to stop the ‘Progressive Party’ from fundamentally destroying America to raise a socialist agenda.  So, spread the word and send the Senator in tennis shoes packing back to whence she came from.

Yours in Truth  Winking smile  Shelly

Dino Rossi speaks at a rally in Bellingham, Washington
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We Pledge Allegiance to the Flag…don’t we?

Yours in Truth  Winking smile  Shelly

We Pledge Allegiance to the Flag…don’t we?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Be An American Hero–Get Out & Vote

No words needed here…watch the video and remember; “We get the government We vote for!”

Yours in Truth  Winking smile  Shelly

An American Hero

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Coming of the Fourth American Republic

Really well written analysis on the evolution of the American Republic over the past 233 years.  It is a piece well deserved to be shared and very possibly archived into the History lessons of our schools of higher learning.

Yours In Truth  ;-)  Shelly

By James V. DeLong Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Filed under: Big Ideas, Culture, Government & Politics

The Special Interest State that has shaped American life for 70 years is dying. What comes next is uncertain, but there are grounds for optimism.

The United States has been called the oldest nation in the world, in the sense that it has operated the longest without a major upheaval in its basic institutional structure. 

From one perspective, this characterization is fair. The nation still rests on the Constitution of 1787, and no other government can trace its current charter back so far. Since then, France has had a monarchy, two empires, and five republics. England fudges by never writing down its constitutional arrangements, but the polity of Gordon I is remote from that of George III. China’s political convolutions defy summary. 

Shift the angle of vision and the continuity is less clear, because we have had two upheavals so sweeping that the institutional arrangements under which we now operate can fairly be classified as the Third American Republic. Furthermore, this Third Republic is teetering (these things seem to run in cycles of about 70 years) and is on the edge of giving way to a revised Fourth Republic with arrangements as yet murky to our present-bound perceptions.

This prediction should be seen as optimistic, not pessimistic, despite the stresses the transition puts on those of us standing on the ice as it cracks. At the risk of practicing “Whig history”—a term applied to the interpretation of history as a story of progress toward the enlightened present—the infelicities of the Third Republic grow tedious, and reform is needed to clear space for the progress of American, and world, civilization.

Understanding the current upheaval is aided by a brief description of the earlier ones.

Click here to continue reading….

Thursday, October 7, 2010

We’ll Remember In November – When We’re Holding the Hammer

Novembers here and every vote counts.  It’s time to get out the vote to make the changes needed to preserve the Constitution of the United States of America

Catchy tune…Enjoy and Share   ;-)  Shelly

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Eye-popping power grab: Licensing of US colleges

This article posted by World Net Daily (WND) is yet another nudge to give Statists the power to take away all individual liberty.  Some may find the reference to the Education Secretary as a homosexual too homophobic, but you must ignore that to grasp the meat of this article.  Please read the paragraphs I have posted.  Especially the last paragraph which I took from the body of the post, because I believe it to be the most informative opinion in this article.  Please follow the link at the end of this post and read the full article.  It’s only with knowledge that we can protect our Constitutional rights.

Yours In Truth  ;-)  Shelly

Federal scheme poses 'greatest threat to academic freedom in our lifetime'

Posted: October 03, 2010
10:19 pm Eastern

By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 27: U.S. President Barack Obama greets supporters after signing the Small Business Jobs Act in the East Room of the White House September 27, 2009 in Washington, DC. The legislation provides $12 billion in tax incentives and establishes a $30 billion fund to increase credit access for small businesses. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

President Obama's Department of Education, where Secretary Arne Duncan appointed a longtime homosexual activist who was part of the sometimes-violent Act Up organization to head his "safe schools" office, now is proposing to force colleges and universities to submit to a political agenda, according to critics.

Under the proposed federal rule change, institutions of higher education "would be required to have a document of state approval … to operate an educational program, including programs leading to a degree or certificate," explained an analysis by Shapri D. LoMaglio for the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.

"I think it is the greatest threat to academic freedom in our lifetime," former Sen. Bill Armstrong, now president of Colorado Christian University, told WND. "But only if you love liberty."

Read about what happens to students in college, in "Already Gone."

"What strikes me (and Armstrong, too) is that the move is more of the same," Ambrose continued. "The Obama administration does not much trust liberty. If something out there sneezes, regulate it. Surround it with endless pages of rules, blankets and blankets of rules, enough rules to smother the slightest hope of autonomy. Do more if necessary. Take over things. Take over health care. Take over the auto industry. Take over financial institutions. Government knows all. Government should do all. Government, we praise thee!"

To read the full article click here.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Since the results of the September primaries were released, the pace has quickened to set the agenda for the November general elections.  There have been many upsets in both the Democrat and Republican parties.  Thus I have included at the end of this post, Clint Didier’s letter to ‘all’ Republicans.  Mr. Didier’s letter should have been titled, “An Open Letter to All Americans”.  Didier’s letter inspired me to write this post and to share his letter with you today.
I have heard too many times these words; “Those ‘Tea Party’ voters don’t know what they’re saying.”  “They live by tired old slogans of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness as are guaranteed our ‘natural’ rights in the US Constitution.”  “That tired old document just holds us back from real progress!” 
What is real progress?  If history serves us well, it tells us that a Country, Nation or the World is not well served by tyranny.  Tyranny makes slaves of the many for the good of the elite.  The elite come in many forms; Kings, Queens, Dictators, Presidents, CEO’s, Shaw’s, Generals, Celebrities, tenured Professor’s, Labor Leaders and even Religious Leaders.  Those ‘tired’ old words of sharing the wealth for the collective good always lead to tyranny and the Socialists, Marxists, Communists, Progressives all know this.  They have manipulated the people to labor for them by telling us that it is for the collective good, we just haven’t worked hard enough for fruits of our labor to work out the way they’d planned.  Well no thank you!  Their plan is “The Road to Serfdom”.  They know it and have always known it! 
These ‘2’ links are well written examples which support my opinions:
“Everywhere you look statism is a failure”
“Planned economies always lead to disaster”
The issue here is whether or not those who are elected, represent the people whom they have been elected to serve; not the reverse.  If the Democrat or Republican Party want to embrace the tenants of the “Contract from America” or “Tea Party Patriots” or “GOOOH”, they will have an army to follow them.  All we really want is the right to live our lives lawfully protected from too much government interference.  I call this “Sustainable, Predictable Governance”.
Sustainable – able to be maintained; durable economic growth
Predictable – known, understood, transparent outcome
Governance – the process of governing a country or organization
Is this really too much to ask of ‘our’ elected officials?  After all, they do work for us, don’t they?
Yours In Truth  ;-)  Shelly
SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
A debate is taking place with many Republican voters concerning my recent conditional endorsement of Dino Rossi.  Rumors abound as to my intentions and objectives. I am receiving both applause and consternation. Therefore, an explanation is in order.
I want Patty Murray to lose in November as much as any Republican. That is exactly why I have chosen the course I have in making a conditional endorsement. I ask that you read all I write in order to more fully understand my heart and my thinking. 
Those more heavily involved in Republican Party politics know there are two camps within the GOP.  One camp is more concerned with fiscal issues, while the other believes in both social and fiscal causes.  Yet, the one common denominator for both camps is our inherent belief in limited government.  I have never witnessed an argument over that.  It is the one tie that binds all of us together as Republicans. 
We know that the ideal of limited government is rooted in our founders’ belief in individual liberty – which was the very reason for the birth of the GOP in the first place.   Yet, every time Republicans have been in control in recent decades, they’ve abandoned these ideals and left us with bigger government than Democrats.  Why is that?
In order to facilitate these causes, nearly all state and national GOP platforms have as their major planks these three things: lower taxes, reduced government spending and acknowledgement of the sanctity of life.  These are the only paths to achieving limited government and guarding individual liberty.  Without honoring them as a party, we are wasting our time.
I placed a phone call to Dino Rossi the night before my press conference offering him my endorsement upon his agreement to make a public commitment to honor the following platform planks.  I asked that, if elected to the United States Senate in November, he would:
  1. Pledge to never vote for new or increases in existing taxes.
  1. Pledge to never vote for any bill that causes a net increase in federal spending.
  1. Pledge to introduce Dr. Paul’s “Sanctity of Life” bill in the Senate (Since Dino says he is pro-life)
He refused.  Sensing Rossi’s reluctance to a public commitment, I even offered to accept his private verbal commitment to me alone – believing I could then feel good enough to endorse.  He still refused.  The phone call ended there. 
I did not ask for a commitment to reducing taxes and spending.  All I asked for is a pledge to not let either grow beyond where they stand now.  This only stops the train.  Make no mistake, just stopping the train, or “holding the line” - a favorite statement of establishment Republicans - will not eliminate the pending bankruptcy and economic collapse we now face as a nation.
Many times on the campaign trail I’ve said it’s time for all Republicans to be honest with each other and admit that when we’ve held the reins of power we often did much the same as the Democrats.  Under the Bush presidency and a Republican controlled congress, we saw the largest growth of spending in federal government and the biggest loss of personal freedom in our history.  Even with the Bush tax cuts still in place, we will be seeing tax increases to pay for the monstrous deficits that are the result of a Republican congress.  This is why Republicans were thoroughly thrown out of office in 2008.  We must open our eyes.
The election of President Obama and the Democrat congress was not an endorsement or mandate for change being promoted by the mainstream press as much as it was an indictment on a GOP establishment that has lost its soul.  As one man said to me “With Republicans like these, who needs Democrats?”  This was the sole reason why I decided to run for the U.S. Senate. 
I knew then I was not only running against socialist Democrats who push for more government and less freedom, but also against the kinds of establishment Republicans who aide and abet them in their quest.  I talked to other Republican candidates from around the country who made decisions to run for the same reasons.
When Dino Rossi came into the race so late, I had a choice to make.  I had to decide which kind of Republican he was.  It became clear to me from both his record in the State Senate, his various remarks on the campaign trail, those who he surrounds himself with, and by those who recruited and supported him that he is very likely the same as those in the GOP who have previously run the ship aground.  Could I be wrong?  Maybe.  But if he sincerely believes in the above three tenets of the Republican Party, is what I’m asking really too much of a stretch? 
There is a reason why so many Tea Party type groups are rising up, and the GOP better start paying attention or it will cease to be a factor altogether. Likewise, until the faithful GOP party workers begin demanding more for their efforts and support and until they see real commitments from those who wish to govern them, we will stay the same course where it’s hard to tell the difference between the two major parties.  Meanwhile, our wealth and freedoms continue to slip away. 
I am a Republican.  And I vow to follow the platform that “we the people” put together.  All I am asking of Dino Rossi is that he makes a pledge to do the same.  All Republicans should be asking the same.  His pledge is our assurance that he will not be one of those Republicans who sells us out in the middle of the night to more and bigger government.
To all those who are saying I owe Mr. Rossi an open endorsement I say:  it’s time to ask Dino Rossi – or any Republican – to either honor these simple platform planks or get out of the way for those who will.  Dino Rossi’s statement following my press conference stated that he does not answer to anyone outside of his campaign.  I beg to differ.  All Republican candidates owe those they wish to represent – the voters - a commitment to, at the very least, live by the primary tenets of the party platform. 
The chant most heard on the campaign trail from those who are blinded by their fear of Patty Murray this year was “Anybody but Patty.” It seems to me that a fear just as great as re-electing Patty Murray is electing a Republican who will simply take us down the same road we’ve just been; the one our grandkids will be paying for. 
That’s not good enough.  Too many true conservative voters are now waking up and are no longer buying the mantra. We realize that an election “win” is not worth it if you have to compromise or sell out your principles to get it.  We now see that having an “R” after your name does not guarantee a conservative vote – just look at Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe and Scott Brown.  As William Wallace told the Scottish Nobles when they were questioning the possibility of victory in their battle against tyranny, “You’re so busy squabbling over the scraps from Longshanks table that you’ve missed your God-given right to something much better.”
We are losing this country because too many politicians talk the walk, but don’t walk the talk.  We are losing because too many politicians infer their intentions in cloudy rhetoric but refuse to make commitments leaving the electorate assuming things that aren’t true.  Those who fly under the Republican banner owe the party faithful the courtesy of living up to the principle tenets of our platform.  If you tell me that my tax and spend pledges are unrealistic – I will ask you – then what is the point?  Is what we’re getting with out them realistic?  Going without these platform commitments from those we support is why they never come to pass – and never will. 
If I give Dino Rossi an open endorsement then those who strongly supported me will question my own commitment to these ideals, wondering how I can endorse someone who didn’t offer the same.  After all, this was my sole message and reason for being a candidate. So, I have an obligation to both Dino Rossi and those who supported me to not throw either under the bus.  I ran for Senate making all three of these same commitments I am asking Dino Rossi to do now.  Only then can Republicans really win.
With Dino’s pledge I will then pledge also to stand with him at the unity function the Party is asking for to bring the two camps together. I will fully endorse him and ask all of those who supported me to give him their trust.  I pledge now to Dino that I will then spend my own time and money to travel this state in support of his candidacy.
One final note:  I never asked Dino, anyone associated with his campaign - or the Republican Party - to help pay off my campaign debt as some have falsely stated.  This topic was never discussed.  I will pay my own debt.  I do not want to owe the GOP risking that such a debt might jeopardize my actions.
These are times like no other in America – we can all feel it.  We can’t continue making the same mistakes.  Unless we make some serious course corrections now this country is going to fail. 
Respectfully submitted,
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Clint Didier