- Taking back the internet, one word at a time (from an excellent blogger at Herding Cats)
- Dear Ron Paul Supporter, Peace does not keep itself.
- Blame It On Bush / The Voters – OFFICIAL VIDEO
- Jim Crow Laws without the Race
- Does Government Grant the Freedom to Worship
- Could Tyranny Happen Here?
- The biggest opposition to NATO has always been Communist organizations, and it still is today
- Love, Life & the Pursuit of Politics
- Friday News Dumps Spain’s Right to Work, and More News Dumping US worse stock drop of the Year
- Patriot Rap to get your Groove going- Mr. America (By Powdered Zombies)
- Austin Republican Club
- Glenn Beck
- Maggie's Notebook
- Mike Huckabee’s site
- North Shore Republicans
- Northwest Austin Republican Women
- Political Jules for Love, Life
- Read My Lipstick Network
- The Republican Wing of the Republican Party
- Travis County Republican Party
- Travis Republican Women
The RP supporters have sprung back into action. I had to address the defense spending issue with one of them, so I present to you, my end of the conversation…
Dear RP supporter, if you think it is war spending that got us record deficits, then I’d have to call your bet.
While the emotional grab of no-more-war is enticing, it is a worn out rally cry. Lately it is little more than a RP talking point without reference to back it up. The simple truth is, a weaker, cheaper military will not solve our financial woes.
Even with the costs of Iraq and Afghanistan, this year the Department of Defense will spend $720 billion—about 4.9% of our gross domestic product, significantly below the average of 6.5% since World War II.
Obama has significantly cut defense spending, and yet government deficits did not come down. They exploded in to catastrophic levels of public debt, so lets not pretend that defense spending caused this crisis.
If you need an explanation on what I just said, and exactly how we spend our defense dollars, I have a great reference. This guy is excellent at describing how little of defense spending consumes our debt. His name is Bill Whittle.
It is short sweet, but very informative. Please consider giving him just 4 minutes of your time.
Liberals may control the media, but we are taking BACK the music!!
OFFICIAL music video – Blame It On Bush, by The Voters. This is the 1st single from our album Electile Dysfunction.
We are a completely independent, grass roots band trying to encourage people to get informed before they vote. Please help us spread the message.
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Our album is made of political and patriotic material and other songs are: Pelosi’s Jet, Distractions, Leading from Behind, Wife Of A Soldier, America Is Coming Back, Shining City Upon A Hill, Nobody Told Me and America- What Have We Done.
Thank you for your support. Let’s take America BACK!
The first medical ‘Jim Crow’ action comes from Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Except this time it involves more than ‘allowing’ or ‘denying’ a minority group the right to vote. This time it involves allowing or denying a minority group the right to medical care.
There are approximately 500,000- 1,000,000 people with autism and other related disorders in this country. This group of individuals is one that deserves all the legal protection, rights, and freedom from discrimination that is given to any minority group. Recently, a patient in their facility with autism was denied the right to receive treatment for a failing heart because Penn Med Hospital’s doctors decided he is not smart enough. His name is Paul.
Paul’s mom brought him to Penn Med not knowing they would refuse to care for her son. Paul’s mom was told he won’t qualify to get a new heart because he cannot name 19 of the medications he is prescribed to care for his failing heart. In a sense, Penn Med decided people with autism are too stupid to receive medical care.
This is not the first time a person with special needs was denied the right to medical care. While it may be true that organs are so scarce that rationing is necessary, should it be allowed? Isn’t that the very definition of a “death panel?” One that weeds out the undesirables, so only the best and brightest patients survive?
And who defines what the standard should be?
This… I cannot fathom. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvaniais the LAST one I want to base their treatment decisions on this kind of qualification, but they did, and I wonder if this is the first time it has happened.
At the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, a mom’s heart was crushed when she was told her son with autism does not qualify for a heart transplant. His mom and his caregiver, sat in horror as the doctor from Penn Med virtually told her that all her love and care for her son Paul has been in vain. Paul cannot be listed for a heart transplant because the doctor said he could not name all 19 medications he is currently prescribed. That doesn’t seem right. It’s Jim Crow, without the race.
If anyone should be quizzed on this information, it should be his MOM who gives him the medications. She makes his meals and helps him in many ways that allow him to live, learn and love his life. How about asking her any number of things related to his care? Like who else helps to care for her son? And even if they were asking, shouldn’t Penn Med help this family, rather than use it against them?
Personally, as a retired medical professional and a mom, I believe hospitals should be doing everything they can to help people live. Including offering people the best resources available to help anyone who needs care.
So I wrote them a letter. I would direct people away from the change dot org petition because this is our fight not theirs. If any change is to be made, it should come from us, and not from blank e-sigatures on an internet site…
In America, the government does not grant you rights to your religion. It does not grant you the “freedom to worship.” Those are inalienable rights that the government cannot grant or take away. What is misunderstood is when a government grants rights, like the “freedom to worship,” it is actually a dangerous path. One where the government can and will, not only grant rights, but take also take those rights away. This is by design.
Our founding documents plainly state our right to the free expression of religion is granted by God, not by our government. That right is untouchable by the government. We should never trust a government that claims they grant your right to religion or the right to worship. What government claims they can grant, they can also take away.
The door is left wide open for government to define what is worship, and what it is not. Government hands out the lollypop of granting desires and dreams; knowing full well it is a backhanded way to legislate those very rights away. It should sound familiar because it is how the bitter pill of government health care is being executed.
Government has decided it can grant the right to health care, but in the same breath government decides what health care they can take away in the name of public goodness. With the passage of obamacare, government decides what health care rights are due or undue, regardless of the people involuntarily paying for my service. How interesting that even undue concentration of one person’s rights being more important than another person’s rights is okay. If the founding fathers had thought people had a right to health care, they would have written an amendment, something like, “The government may not infringe on the people’s right to provide health care for themselves or their loved ones.”
This backhanded approach to defining your rights to religion or health care is insidious, and we need to start paying attention.