First, I would like to say that despite the amount of vitriol coming from the Tea Party about Bennett, He served the Republican party well for three terms. The problem with Bennett is that he does not have his finger on the pulse of Utah or America. It was once common for the majority of Americans to largely ignore government proceedings. The people were more than willing to elect politicians like Bennett to pursue a career in the politics, and make decisions for them. This has changed. Continue reading
“There is a virus in our republic, it is called the progressive movement.” – Glenn Beck
I heard him say this the other day on the radio and it made me laugh. Sometimes the reality we live in really does start to seem as outrageous as the matrix. – IT
Why are politicians out of favor in America? It is because they do not stand for principals, or the principals that they represent are contrary to those on which this country was founded. This country was founded on true principals. It was founded on the experience of societies throughout the ages. These principals centered on three basic rights from which all others emanate. These include the rights of Life, Liberty, and Property. Society can only pursue happiness when these rights are fully protected. The basic concept of these principals is that the individual is the most important unit in society, followed by the family, then your neighborhood, and so on to the nation. These principals are outlined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. These documents create specific borders for the federal government to ensure that it cannot encroach on individual’s rights. There is a reason that much of the language of these documents is negative. They are a protection for all, and therefore specify what cannot be done by the government. This is on purpose. It is to put forth the idea that government is to be controlled, and therefore does not have rights or responsibilities to provide, except within carefully defined parameters. Continue reading
First, I will say that both my Mother and Father are republican. Most of the people I grew up with declare proudly that they are Republican. Therefore, I grew up partial to that point of view. Mostly because that was just the “right” way to think, pardon the overused pun. Now Republican ideals always made sense to me. They made sense in the same way that my religious ideals did. The concepts are not always easy, but in the end, they are the most beneficial to the individual and society. As I grew older, I have come to find that Republicans are just politicians with all the faults that come with the title. Continue reading
“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” - Mahatma Gandhi.
It appears that we are in transition between step two and three.
- Independent Thinker
The advertised purpose of the book is to provide it’s readers with the arguments, and facts that back them up, for many of the policies pushed by the progressive agenda, liberals, Democrats, and Republicans. If you have read any of Beck’s previous books, then you will be familiar with the format. The book is written in a similar fashion as a textbook. Fortunately, it does not read like one. The content of the book is presented as an argument followed by an answer followed by a come-back, followed by another answer. Humor and sarcasm, in true beck style, are scattered throughout the book. I would reccommend anyone pick up a copy and read a chapter at a time. It is a bit much info to read like a novel. Anyone who is struggling with the issues and problems today’s society is talking about, then you should pick up this book. If you are having a hard time representing your conservitave values at the watercooler, this book will give you the factual ammunition to fight back!
- Independent Thinker
What is the end game? When it comes to partisan politics, I argue that there is none. In today’s partisan government there is not much thought given to the consequence of ones actions in years to come. There is only the thought of how votes will effect the party and a politician’s chances at re-election. This is the root of our countries current peril. Those who have been putting in place the policies that have turned government on its head have a plan. They do not plan for re-election. They plan for the end result! It does not matter if they lose an election or suffer a defeat. The end is always in mind. The means are not important. They are working toward their twisted ideal. Nothing will stop their progress, but the well-thought, planned, opposition. We must Discover our end result. So that brings us to the question we have been asked so often in our lives: Where do you want to be in X years? Politicians take this question personally. They think of their careers and what they can do to enact a change that will cause a re-election in 4 years. As a society we need to ask this same question so I will ask… WHERE IS AMERICA IN TWENTY YEARS? Continue reading