Posts Tagged ‘Politics’
He will be in town on September 3rd for a fund raising breakfast that will start at approximately 8:00am at the Best Western Landmark.
“The Congressman will offer his thoughts on the current state of our nation and the future of the liberty movement. He’ll also provide insight into his soon to be released book, End the Fed, and take time to meet with attendees of the event.”
For more information and to purchase tickets head here.
Its great to have video of everything these guys say.
I am not sure these comments from the media even deserve a blog post, but this needs to be said.
So apparently someone has decided that the best way to discredit the Tea Party Protests is to refer to them as “Tea Baggings.” For those of you who are unaware “Tea bagging” is a term used to describe a sexual act. Though its main purpose in the past has been to make middle school boys giggle.
Now it is a apparently also a term the current administration is trying to use to illegitimate one of the largest nationwide protests this country has seen. They think if they call it a funny term they can deflect the real issue at hand.
The issues driving these protests are at the core of America’s founding principles. Ideas like economic freedom, sound money, free speech and limited Federal Government. It has nothing to do with “Tea bagging” as funny as that term sounds.
However, it seems that some would rather change a term used by the founding fathers of our country to ignite the American Revolution into giggle fodder for Keynesian Liberals.
My recommendation is to ignore it when possible and call them out on what they are doing when you can. Challenge them to enter a real discussion about our economic, domestic and foreign policy.
In the mean time let’s leave the school yard jokes for recess not political debates about the direction of our country. I think in these times legitimate protests of this size should be honestly addressed and reported on.
Here is an example of the “Teabagwashing” in the media:
I wish we heard more dialogue of this nature in the US Congress.
I watch the headlines in my RSS feed every morning to almost comical delight.
I see that AIG is going to lose something like $62 Billion in a single quarter.(that would be some kind of record)
Then I see government rush in to bail them out with money they themselves do not have.
Then I see that AIG pays the very employees, that clearly contributed to its losing $62 billion, millions of dollars in bonuses. (wish I could be compensated as well, heck we don’t even lose money)
Then the public gets furious and so the politicians react and say they will stop at nothing to block the bonuses. Now there is a bill in place to tax AIG employees 100% of their bonuses.
I mean WHAT THE F*&^!!!!
Have we really elected these people? Are we really going to let them continue to govern us? Do we not understand how this horrible political problem solving will eventually lead us to a society devoid of any certainty beyond the whim of political fancy?
The problem is not that AIG gave bonuses. The problem is that the Federal Government gave them money.
And now the BIGGER problem is that the politicians think it is wise to devise a 100% tax that discriminates individual companies. (we have long discriminated on individual industries)
What’s next some bright politician thinks that executives at Tobacco companies should not make above $100,000 so they tax 100% of income above that?
The crux of the problem we have a public (and thus politicians) that think in terms of majority (populism) rule. And beyond that we make our popular opinions off of 60 second sound bites and not sound logic. We have lost our way from a principled approach to law making that values the rights of the individual, and replaced it with the tyranny of public opinion.
When we get back to the understanding that individuals have a right to determine there own fate and the fate of their property… I won’t have to wake up in the morning and laugh at the next headline in our political soap opera of insanity.
Until then we can continue to substitute American Idol for American Government for they both operate on the populist vote.
– Snoop Anoop
The time has come to end the nonsense. Do not let fear allow you to give up your economic and social freedom to the “saviors” in the political class.
Republicans believe in economic liberty, Democrats believe in social liberty, but Patriots believe in unconditional liberty. America was once wise enough to know that there is no separation of freedoms. It is time to relearn the lessons that made our country the great nation that it is.