Saturday, January 30, 2010
Now, Blue Dog Democrats and Republican Parties seek to garner the title "Tea Party" as their own. I say, go for it! Before anyone hyperventilates, hold on!
They seek to ride on our "coat-tails". We wear the coat! We control them, not the other way around. They need our support. As long as we stay Independent in our stance, as long as we write, fax, email or call our elected officials and Republican or Democratic Party, we are in control. Don't let the media divide us, don't let any political party control us.
Imitation is the best form of flattery. We are flattered but not seduced!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
If only President Obama has the common sense to listen to the American people, we can turn this economy around. If he would listen to "We The People" we can get health reform that works.
After listening to his State of the Union speech last night (1/27/2009) I heard a continuing campaign speech, a lecture to an ignorant, in his eyes, public and a blatant insult to the Supreme Court. I've come to believe he is incapable of fulfilling the true duties of the Office of the President of the United States, with dignity and with honor to the American people.
Mr. President, this is a Republic, not a Democracy. We answer to a rule of law, the Constitution. Please honor it and us!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Henry Cabot Lodge
In an address to the New England Society of Brooklyn in 1888
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
For now, the bill heads over to the House. If the House accepts it as is, it will pass and become law. Should they seek changes it will go to a joint session for negotiations. Below is a Press Release issued today:
Thursday, January 7, 2010
When under President Bush, amnesty for illegal immigrants was foisted upon the voters and they resoundingly said no. Under President Clinton health care reform fell flat on its' face after the people said no. Under President Reagan that Air Traffic Controllers Union was broken and it made our skies safer, yet President Obama wants to place a nominee in a position that wants to unionize the Transportation Safety workers. We can go on with grievances, but what we must focus on is how to prevent or stop them.
That is just what ordinary and everyday American citizens are doing today. Previously silent people, who skipped voting in elections, who shucked the newspaper aside, only using it to line the bird cage or cat box or wrap that special item in a packing box, or switched from the news to watch American Idol are speaking out. People are angry over uncapped spending and threats of further taxes and spending. They are angry over the violation of their Constitutional and Civil rights by a Congress who feel they are far superior to the mere citizen. A Congress who they believe understand nothing about the legislation they debate.
There is no greater fool than one who feels they are smarter than all of the rest. You may quote me on that! The great populace of this wonderful Nation contains a vast and superior repository of expertise and knowledge. Knowledge and expertise that Congress and our President would do well to heed. With the advent of the internet and 24 hours cable / satellite news, now, even the stay at home Mom knows more about the Money Market Funds or the Iran Uprisings than apparently many members of Congress.
So, what do we do to get our voices heard? With the falling like flies of the recent members of Congress from seeking re-election, I'd say, we are on the right path! Here are my suggestions, please feel free to add to them:
1 - Continue to host Tea Party Rallies - Don't let them think we gave up or have lost strength. Mass rallies play well on You Tube, Facebook and TV.
2 - Continue to picket the offices of your elected officials who refuse to hear your petitions. Choose select days and times when it would make the most impact. Sitting out there everyday only will make you look like a kook in the eyes of the news and public opinion.
3 - Don't stop Calling, Faxing, E-mailing your elected officials. I found written letters, posted through the US mail will get responses. Faxes are next best and E-mails get standard replies. Phone calls disturb and will get you a real person in many cases, if you are persistent.
4 - Register to VOTE, which I am sure you are already. However, encourage friends and family to register. If you have the time, energy and commitment join a political party and be active. Here you can make a tremendous influence.
5 - Write to your local newspapers editorials. Voice your opinion, get your view out there!
6 - Read, Read, Read..... Not just the news, but learn by reading books put out by all sides of the argument. If you are ready to debate a subject, know it! Listen to the other side's talk shows, hear what they are saying and form your reply with knowledge. Strength comes from knowledge!
7 - Never argue with an idiot. There will be those who refuse to fight fair in an honest debate. No matter what you say or do, they will be belligerent and impossible to exchange with. Know when to break away and find a better forum.
8 - Always be CIVIL! Never let anyone get to your last nerve.
9 - Don't Preach! - No one likes a person who pushes their beliefs upon another. Best way to win someone over is by actions, they speak better than words.
10 - Network - Reach out to those who are of like mind. Networking expands your reach and opens new avenues as well as avenues. You never know what opportunity will appear around the next corner.
Know lastly, and I credit this to Herman Cain, Talk Show Host, who said all Liberals / Progressives S.I.N.
In any debate they will:
S = Switch The Subject
I = Ignore The Facts
N = Name Call
Be armed and beware. May the Conservative Force be with you!
RHINOs, this is for you too!