Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Obama's War on the Elderly

Obama's War on the Elderly
Al Ritter

We are beginning to see what happens when President Obama removes $700 Billion from the Medicare Budget as shown in the NBC investigative video How a hospital "codes" you will depend on how or even if Medicare pays your hospital stay.

The recent defunding of $700 billion dollars destined to be used for Medicare but moved to the implimentation of Obamacare is definately having an disturbing effect on seniors. The worst part in all this is that these seniors actually believe they have insurance but once coded as "just for observation" and they are classified as "outpatients," their benefits are drastically reduced.

This seems to me to be a case of fraud, plain and simple! We are now seeing the results of this President's "fix" for medical care. Is this Affordable?.........NO! this care?...NO! this nothing more than control over our healthcare, and our lives!

The Democrats constantly talk about the Republican's "War on Women"......and yet they deflect the real war here....their "War on the Elderly!"

Friday, January 24, 2014

An Open Letter to Karl Rove:

An Open Letter to Karl Rove:
Mr. Rove,

I write this with mixed emotion. Why is that you ask, it’s because I like what you do for the GOP in many aspects. The GOP needs strong voices like yours who know the insides of politics and aren’t afraid to speak their mind or the truth. The good you do for republican causes is not measurable but what you do to hurt conservative causes is just as great. Believe it or not, you, Mr. Karl Rove, can make more difference in the outcome of the 2014 & 2016 elections than the RNC Chair and Committee combined.  

No offense to you Sir, I do respect you, but this letter is to let you know that you really are further out of touch with mainstream conservatives than you realize. Senators Cornyn, McConnell, McCain, Portman, Graham, Flake, Collins, Alexander, Murkowski, Blunt, Hatch, as well as more than 100 Representatives who act and vote just like them, you would rather see them continue their blundering service in congress rather than have them in a primary runoff by someone conservatives and veterans trust to have their backs and their best intentions at heart. It kind of hurts to have Portman and Flake on this list because I used to really respect them but lately, they have spent too much time making nicey nice with the RINO establishment for me and millions like me to not really care to see them in office any longer than their current terms allow.  

The next two primary election cycles for the GOP are going to big government money verses small government enthusiasm. The general elections will take care of themselves as far as voter turnout goes. The problem with the GOP is they believe is they, like you, that incumbents should NOT have a primary challenge. This belief could not be further from the truth for most conservatives. Washington & government thinking will never change unless the people making the decisions are replaced. If voters turn out to throw out an incumbent, you can bet they will show up to vote the replacement in. At this point and not before, your PAC or any GOP type PAC need not get involved. 

America is on the wrong path. There are too many polls supporting this to have a very strong argument against it. Make your points during the general election to support the GOP’s candidate, not before. Save your PAC’s money and use it when and where it would do the most good. If a candidate has baggage, it will be brought out in the primaries. If that baggage needs to be defended, the defense will be public knowledge before the general election mode really matters. The only thing the democrat opponent will get from it is a talking point and by that time, it’s old news to everyone who would vote for the GOP candidate anyway. 

The problem with the establishment GOP and no offense, your problem as well, is the desire to keep the status quo within the party. The old saying, “The Status Quo Has Got To Go”, actually does need to apply to the GOP. They need to rid themselves of the stigma that the party is nothing more than a bunch of old rich white guys. The GOP establishment doesn’t have a backbone. The GOP establishment is afraid to speak the truth. The GOP establishment is weak at heart and the public knows it. The GOP has lost the ability to be on the offensive. Anyone who has served in the military or even knows football knows you don’t win when you aren’t able to mount an effective offense. All the GOP knows to do is play defense and they stink at it. 

Shake up the status quo, welcome the attacks and counter effectively and efficiently and for goodness sake, stop being afraid to hurt someone’s feelings if what you have to say is the truth.


Kevin Bryant

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

When The 8th Amendment Should Not Apply

When The 8th Amendment Should Not Apply
Kevin Bryant 

Dennis McGuire raped and stabbed a 7 month pregnant woman to death in 1989. Due to the limited availability of drugs for lethal injection, the state of Ohio used a new “cocktail” to put this slime ball to death. Now the family is claiming outrage and suing because it took (depending on what source you read) 26 minutes for this sorry excuse for a human being to die. According to McGuire’s children, the state of Ohio violated this man’s 8th amendment rights. This pile of human excrement spent 24 YEARS on death row. During that time he costs the tax payers an insane amount of money keeping him alive, feeding him, tending to his healthcare, paying for all his appeals and on and on.  

Why do 99.9% of all executed criminals get to die practically pain free? We have the 2nd amendment which gives us all the right to own firearms yet we have removed that right from those with felony convictions. So, it would not actually like we would be setting precedence if we remove the 8th amendment rights of those sentenced to death.  

I have all the sympathy in the world for the family of the victims of crimes, and especially those that lose a loved one in a violent manner. I personally have no problem if every convicted murderer were to die in the same manner as their victim. In this particular case, this man should be violently sexually assaulted, stabbed and kept alive as long as his victim was so he could go to hell feeling what his victim felt as life slipped away. Am I wrong? 

I am sick and tired of our society giving constitutional rights to those who cross our borders illegally, those who try to kill our military or commit or attempt to commit acts of terror. I am especially sick and tired of a society that allows convicted felons more rights than they do the military that protects those same idiots who take away their rights while demanding rights for criminals.  

Ronald Reagan believed in peace through strength. Having a well armed and well trained military is one hell of a deterrent for those wishing to do America harm. Having strong and just laws for the family of the victims of crimes that warrant the death penalty would seem to me to be a great deterrent for those wanting to commit acts of violence. I’m not advocating harming the criminal while he is in custody, only during the carrying out of his/her death sentence. Why do we treat those who savagely kill another human being with kid gloves? 

It’s my opinion that only the family of the victim should have the right to spare these lowest of humans the pain and suffering these killers have caused upon their victims. Justice? In my opinion….this would be justice.  

Monday, January 20, 2014

My Thoughts on the Washington Examiner’s 2016 GOP Hopefuls

My Thoughts on the Washington Examiner’s 2016 GOP Hopefuls  
Kevin Bryant
I read the Washington Examiner’s list of 32 possible GOP presidential candidates. It made me think about do I really want this person being the 45th President of the United States. I thought about each person on the list as I read their names. So, here are my thoughts..... what are yours?
Let me start by thinning this list down just a wee bit. These are the people that if I were elected president I would not want them anywhere near my administration and I darn sure do not want them in occupying the White House. Let me start with those who like to cozy up with the congressional RINO faction while playing both sides: Senators Rob Portman (OH) & Kelly Ayotte (NH). Add to that Reps Paul Ryan (WI) & Peter King (NY). Then we have those that just bring too much baggage with them: Former Governors Haley Barbour (MS) and Jeb Bush (FL). Walla..... 32 down to 26.
Next we have a list of those who would better serve this nation in Congress than ever being part of any administration: Governors John Kasich (OH), Brian Sandoval (NV), Chris Christie (NJ), Rick Perry (TX) and Senators Marco Rubio (FL), Tim Scott (SC) and John Thune (SD). Not Rubio or Christie?????? No way. Rubio is right where he needs to be because should the GOP recapture the seate in 2014 or 2016, he would be a good choice to replace RINO Mitch McConnell. And as for Chris Christie...... way too much of a wild card for me to ever want as a Commander-in-Chief. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley........ I would have her listed below as a choice for a cabinet position but she has too bright of a political future remaining ahead of her to be wasted in a cabinet position. Her drive and desire would set examples for others in the senate to follow. Now I am down to 18.
Next we have those possible candidates that would best serve as part of an administration in some cabinet position. Let me start with Former Rep. Allen West (FL). He would make an awesome Sec of Defense and would be my only choice for that position. For Sec of Interior hands down is former Governor Sarah Palin (AK). Who would make a better Sec of Treasury than Former Rep. Ron Paul (TX)? I can think of no one I would want more as Sec of Homeland Security than Condoleezza Rice (Former Sec of State). For Sec of Education none other than former Senator Rick Santorum (PA) and for Health and Human Services Sec none other than the one and only Dr. Ben Carson.
Other cabinet position nominees include: Governors Scott Walker (WI), Mike Pence (IN), Susana Martinez (NM) & Bobby Jindal (LA). Throw in John Bolton returning as UN Ambassador, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee as chief political advisor and former Speaker of the House and Georgia Rep. Newt Gingrich as White House Chief of Staff, we are now down to only 4 people remain from the examiner’s list of 32.
We have Business Owner and now Talk Radio Host Herman Cain, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. Herman Cain would be my second choice as Treasury Secretary should Ron Paul not want the job or even better, put him in charge of the IRS. Either way, I do not believe Herman Cain would be a great choice for President. We are now down now to only three left.
Mitch Daniels, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. Out of those remaining three, only Mitch Daniels would be a great choice as either President or Vice-President.
So, my final choice here for the GOP nomination for President is Mitch Daniels. Leave Rand Paul and Ted Cruz in the senate. It’s better to have them working together than opposing one another in any form and choose a VP candidate from one of those listed as a cabinet choice or Mike Huckabee as VP.        

Friday, January 17, 2014

Has the NSA Exceeded Its Authority?

Has the NSA Exceeded Its Authority?
Al Ritter 

As reported today in a new article by The Guardian from another reported violation by Edward Snowden the NSA whistleblower, some 200 million SMS text messages are being kept in their entirety. Lawmakers have been warily eyeing “metadata” mining for some time as a procedure this is ripe for abuse. Now abuse seems to be relevant to be used in the conversation. 

Operation “Dishfire” actually spells out the ENTIRE message, user, and location is recorded into this data logging system. Also stored from these text conversations is financial info and passwords. The possibility for massive abuse is now a reality! 

No arguments can now be used claiming that the legality exists but abuse never has. For too long we have traded security for liberty and freedom, and now we see that at 11AM this morning President Obama will be trying to rationalize their behavior and convince that this isn’t the normal operation of the NSA. 

The Patriot Act was a bad stop gap method to start these major data collection systems. President actually had an expiration date for the Patriot Act, but President Obama has used that Act to place blame on Bush. Obama could have and should have closed down the Patriot Act but has chosen to abuse this to serve his own purposes. 

The Supreme Court doesn’t seem to want to shut this collection down either, but rather to be complicit in the invasion of privacy of our citizens and citizens world-wide. What group in their right minds would give such an authority of trust?

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Who is Ruling Us?

Who is Ruling Us?
Ron Boat
As we begin 2014, we look back on years of increased controlling factors that have affected our lives, our income, our savings, and our freedoms. And with January 2014 having arrived, the overbearing weight of BarryCare (ACA) is presenting itself as the one factor that may ultimately bring down the life and lives of Americans.
For those who have been living in a cave for the last 6 years or have not read my words of warning, I’ve said from the beginning that this is a president with an agenda. His own Anti-American background of Marxist/Communist influences, his beliefs of “American colonialism” fostered by his father, and his own Socialistic activities as a lawyer with ACORN and other groups is predominant in his controlling directives over our citizens. Look at his past – look at his actions – look at his appointments.
But what is this government that is increasingly demanding more money in taxes, controlling more of our economy and infrastructure, denying more and more of our God given freedoms and rights? You can take your pick from a plethora of doctrines for in many cases the demarcation is slim at best and randomly cross back and forth over the lines of separation.
We vote. We trust it’s fair and that it means something, but we see little or no results in our elected leaders doing what we thought we elected them to do. There’s been a shift in the way government rules us and that’s disturbing to many. It’s no longer clear about who is doing or responsible for what. And that in itself is a disturbing thought for they are not “rulers” they are elected “servants” of the people.
People think, or want to believe we are a democracy but we’re not, or not supposed to be.



Constraints on the government
No; the majority can impose its will on the minority
Yes; the majority cannot take away certain inalienable rights
Sovereignty is held by:
The whole population (as a group)
The people (individuals)
Common confusion in the USE
People commonly confuse direct democracy with representative democracy. The US officially has a representative style, though many have suggested the US is closer to an oligarchy or plutocracy.
The US is actually a Republic,  governed by rule of law. The elected is supposed to be bound by oath to the written governing limits (ie constitution) yet vote "together" and create laws to address concerns of the represented in a democratic way
Is ruled by the omnipotent majority. In a Democracy, an individual, and any group of individuals composing any minority, have no protection against the unlimited power of the majority. It is a case of Majority-over-Man
A constitutionally limited government, created by a written Constitution--adopted by the people and changeable by them only by its amendment--with its powers divided between three separate branches of government.
Originated in Classical Athens
Classical Rome
Famous Examples
Classical Greece, Rome
United States Of America

The U.S. is a mixture of democracy and a republic, but they are two different political animals locked in the same cage. We were conceived as a democratic republic. A form of governance where power is derived from the citizens and executed through elected leaders.  Now we have leaders who create their own power and that’s a dangerous road to travel.
The word “democracy” is not used in our Constitution yet it begins with a democratic statement of “We the people of the United States to ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” And the only place where the word “republic” is used in in Article IV, Section 4, “The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government.”
James Madison, the architect of the Constitution envisioned control by representatives to overrule factions and demagogues but now our society and government is so controlled by the tyranny of minorities that absolute freedom is becoming a thing of the past.
Add to this the complicity of a national media that refuses the presentation of facts and instead opts for the supportive actions of its chosen few, or the infusion of radicals with socialistic views or foreign influence and we see the destruction, and feel the constraints on our country laid out before us.
Our form of government should be fairly simple but we see the elements of so many failed forms of governance injected to some extent as major or minor parts:
Aristocracy - the head of state is a king of sorts. This philosopher-king does not rule alone, but has classes or categories of people below him, the ones that make up the remainder of his aristocratic state. The auxiliary class or the soldier class of people whose job it is to enforce his law and order, and protect the state from military aggressors. (Obama’s well-armed civilian army? FEMA?) And, the people who are the worker class, who have the right to produce goods and services and trade in them, own property and have the rights of citizens as allowed.
Oligarchy – A form our current administration would like to see. A society is divided into two distinct classes, the rich and the poor. The rich have the reigns of administration in their hands and the poor are the ruled class. They seem to gain their power by promoting concern for the poor while destroying the richer of society and keeping plenty for themselves. Sound familiar?
Tyranny – Tell me this is not what we are current seeing develop in our country, leaning toward the worst form of government – where all power is with one man, a leader who rises from the chaos of democracy, thirsting for power but not having the wisdom or learning to use it wisely. He will merely take advantage of the lawlessness to seize power and rule with an iron fist, often unjustly, (with Holder?) and the populace will fear and loathe him but remain helpless. The tyrant will spend his time wasting the vast volume of his ill-gotten wealth, living under constant threat of assassination or rebellion.
And we see tinges of Dictatorship - A system of government with one individual who is in absolute control of the nation, he effectively dictates terms to it. Dictators can usurp power in military or populist coups, or be elected to office by the people under a different form of government and then wrest power. The best example in modern times is the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler over Nazi Germany. Offering “Hoppe and Change” in a troubled time is an ideal method of gaining the trust and support of the less fortunate, the downtrodden, the huddled illiterate masses longing to be taken care of by the government and the rich.

We see elements of Fascism - This form is highlighted by the propaganda of nationalism and patriotic pride, ruled by a single leader who is part of a larger group of individuals who adhere to a common philosophy. Fascism relies heavily on nationalistic sentiment to bring the people under subjugation and repress their freedoms. Italy under the dictator Benito Mussolini was a fascist state. (And again, see the final thoughts under dictatorship)
And we’ll also see certain fundamentals of Constitutional Monarchy - where the powers and the rights of the leader are limited to a certain extent by a formally adopted constitution. Examples in the modern world are Japan, New Zealand and Denmark among several others. Or a Federal Monarchy - A federation of states which have different heads of state (or governors) but are in turn ruled by one single leader who is the head of the entire federation. Examples are the Kingdom of Belgium and the Kingdom of Spain, though they are not so named.

While we have not entered the world of complete fascism or dictator rule, we can see how certain characteristics are creeping more and more into our daily existence from the definitions listed above. Characteristics that are NOT good, NOT part of our American way of life and NOT an acceptable part of our founding fathers conceived beliefs and basis of our new and free country.
They came to this country to be free from tyranny, and though they believed heavily in God and a higher power, they wanted a country free from religious rule. It’s the power of the individual they proclaimed as the ruler.
America grew to be the best, most free, most powerful country on earth because of our uniqueness, our difference, our love of individualism, capitalism and achievement. But when you move toward the rule of a dictator, a tyrant, a Socialist, you return us to the level of failed governments the world over who have always placed 2nd and not been able to compete with what makes us…us.
Think back to the changes you’ve seen. Think back on the loss of rights and freedoms to both persons and businesses. Think about increased control, taxes, regulations in all the areas of your life from healthcare to light bulbs, increased cost of utilities and goods to your use of salt or the size of your soda. Think about their increased efforts to reduce or eliminate your 2nd amendment rights and what’s next – constraints on property ownership or travel?
Look at the disregarding or outright acceptance of certain crimes, the growing sanctioning of drug use through changes in drug laws or the increasing recognition of social behaviors such as gay marriage, all in the name of “acceptance.” Do these changes signal a decline, even the demise of American society in your mind? These are social issues related to our morals and mores all accepted, controlled or even promoted by… our changing government.
The lines and definitions cross back and forth between forms of government, politics and economics. All play a part in the declining, sustaining or growth of our country. Both parties have been participatory in this decline of America but the liberal, progressive beliefs of the left are the most damaging to our future.
2014 MUST be our time to take back our country, to regain control of our own destiny, to tell our representatives that we are alive – and we’re aware – and “we’re mad as hell and not taking it anymore.”
My suggestions is that hundreds of thousands, yea millions of us need to make daily or at the least weekly calls, send emails or faxes to contact our representatives, & senators, and give them the message that change is coming. We need to “change or change out” our leaders in ’14.
God help us-- and the total number of words contained here? 1776.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Dear Patriots:

Dear Patriots:
William Grant Burmer
As we approach a New Year I find that I cannot rest without expressing how blessed we should all feel to be able to call ourselves Americans . . . still.
If I may be so bold, America stands upon the brink of total annihilation of all our God Given Liberties. Sadly there exists a systematic destruction taking place right under our noses of all the principles which have, in the past made us a great nation and a blessed people. We are allowing a minority in congress and a majority in the Senate and the Chief Executive to assist in this effort. They must be stopped or America risks becoming not unlike any other dictatorial power in the world.
The Solutions to our problem are simple, we must make our representatives at all levels of government adhere to Constitutional principles of small government, and the Ten Commandments.
When George Washington was elected our first President and after being administered the Oath of Office, with his hand still upon the Bible he added "so help me God." William Livingston, Chancellor of New York who administered the oath shouted "Long live George Washington, President of the United States!" and the People responded "God Bless our President!"
There after Washington read his inaugural address within the Senate Chambers of Federal Hall. At that time the people were denied hearing his address in a public forum but were later made privy to the written word.
The new President had but one specific suggestion for the first congress and that was his undeviating faith in God and the imperative need for national reliance on goodness and truth. A clear plea was given to carefully avoid every alteration of the Constitution that the rights of the People might be secured.
Later Washington was heard to express his nagging feelings of inadequacy to his calling, and had but one solid foundation on which to stand: Said He "The Constitution of the United States, and the laws made under it, must mark the line of my official conduct." He thus set a precedent for his successors, but also a not so subtle mandate for all elected officials to adhere to.
Another concern of the President was that of arguments, or squabbles between the Federalist and Republican Parties. He feared the opposing philosophies of political ideology and its destructive influences upon those affiliated with them. It would in his opinion lead to a "frightful despotism." Washington then emphasized the need for morality in government.
A familiar ring or deafening tone might be affecting your senses as you have read thus far. Two months after Washington published his farewell address, standing before Congress he said: "I cannot omit the occasion to congratulate you and my country on the success of the experiment," nor to repeat my fervent supplications to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe and Sovereign Arbiter of nations that his Providential care may still be extended to the United Sates, that the virtue and happiness of the people may be preserved, and that the government which they have instituted for the protection of their liberties may be perpetual."
He worried over continuing partisan dependent attitudes of many of Americas citizens who aligned themselves with foreign powers or English politics. he Said "if our citizens . . . instead of being Frenchmen or Englishmen . . . would be Americans, America could prosper even in the face of confrontations with France and Continuing tensions with England."
Washington died December 14, 1799 at age 67 at his home in Mt Vernon. Virginia Governor Henry Lee uttered the most lasting tribute ever given at the time: "First in war, first in peace, and first n the hearts of his countrymen."
Thomas Jefferson later wrote of Washington saying: "The soundness of his judgment gave him correct views of the rights of man, and his severe justice devoted him to them. He has often declared to me that he considered our new Constitution as an experiment on the practicability of republican government, and with what dose of liberty man could be trusted for his own good; that he was determined the experiment should have a fair trial, and would lose the last drop of his blood in support of it." Jefferson went on to say "I felt on his death, with my countrymen, that verily a great man hath fallen this day in Israel."
I long for the day that we can return to a time when we have a President whose faith rests with God, a Senate and a Congress composed of a mighty majority who love America, its' founders and traditions. Those who would be devoted to preserving American liberty and the Constitution---before self.
All of my quotes have come from the book The Real George Washington Volume 3 National Center for Constitutional Studies.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Obama Personally Responsible For the Death of 50 People?

Obama Personally Responsible For the Death of 50 People?
Al Ritter 

A railway fire in Casselton North Dakota renews the political controversy on the Keystone Pipeline. The 2013 Lac-Megantic rail fire that killed 50 people in Quebec was the first fatal accident caused by the transportation of shale oil by rail car rather than the Keystone pipeline. President Obama continues to balk at the proposed routes forcing additional amounts to be sent by rail. 

Rail shipments are due to increase by an additional 30% in 2014 over the 2013 figures. Increased traffic always increases the possibility for accidents as witnessed today in the Casselton fire which has caused an ecological spill as well as a massive fire that caused the evacuation of most of the city. 

Although environmental groups have fought the Keystone pipeline because of safety issues, they generally ignore the fact that transportation by pipeline is far safer than transporting it by rail. Obama has used the strong arm tactics of the EPA as his enforcement division to force transportation to the rails. 

If the transportation of shale oil is so much safer by pipeline than by rail……why does it continue? 

Canadian Ambassador Doer observes that Obama's "choice is to have it come down by a pipeline that he approves, or without his approval, it comes down on trains." Seems to say it all doesn’t it? But the Question remains….WHY? 

One has to follow the money trail to understand why. BNSF Railways is owned by Berkshire Hathaway owned by Warren Buffet a large campaign financier to the Democratic Party and Barack Obama specifically. On the other hand Koch Industries has a rather large stake in the Keystone Pipeline. The Koch Brothers are large donators to the RNC, and therein is where the politics plays a role in this much needed pipeline. 

The question now that begs to be asked…..Is Obama personally responsible for the deaths of 50 people in Canada, and possibly more in the future if rail shipments increase? Canadian journalist Diana Furchtgott-Roth commented: "If this oil shipment had been carried through pipelines, instead of rail, families in Lac-Mégantic would not be grieving for lost loved ones today, and oil would not be polluting Lac Mégantic and the Chaudière River."

Casselton, North Dakota rail fire