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Duncan and Brown, real estate appraisers of Eugene Oregon gave a rather less than rousing presentation today, to the board members of the Lane Transit District. It concerned their ongoing efforts to assess the costs of acquiring the legal right of way for the proposed EmX in West Eugene. The public was invited to attend, but not to participate. The lone member of the audience who dared to attempt to speak at the meeting was promptly cutoff at the knees and informed that he was not going to be heard from. The audience was not a part of the actual discussion going on. We were just permitted to be there to witness that it was going on!
When the U.S. Government talks about passing another law, or creating another government program to do this thing or that, it is just doing what it normally does. It is not unusual. It doesn’t actually think that it is doing anything wrong. In fact, like some people I know, it doesn’t think that it ever does anything wrong. It is just following it’s own nature. It isn’t any more abnormal for the United States Government to pass another Act or Bill, or to create another government program, than it is for a fox to kill a small rabbit for dinner. The Federal Government believes that you can never have too much government!
Just say no to both Republican Establishment candidates. Say nyet to Newt Gingrich, and give a resounding, unambiguous no thank you to Mitt Romney. Just say no to both of them this year. And it doesn’t matter how much money they spend to try to influence the election. “No, you are not going to buy the election Mr. Romney. And neither will you Senor Gingrich, no matter how many wealthy and influential progressives get behind you, and try to push you over the finish line!”
One precious little freedom at a time, by one more freedom destroying piece of legislation at a time, something awful is happening in America. One new destructive piece of legislation after another, is causing our precious Bill of Rights to start looking more and more like a pathetic Bill of baloney, sandwiched in between two liberally sliced pieces of Swiss cheese, that is big enough to drive a truck through.
How smart is it to keep raising hundreds of millions of dollars to support Republican candidates, and then turn around and hand it over to the Liberal Mainstream Media in order to try to get them elected? Frankly I think it’s just plain stupid! If you are a conservative, that money will only be used against you in the General Election, and it will only be used to elect more Liberals and Progressives, who will only continue to over tax you, over regulate you, and generally make your life more miserable.
A little rag tag group of not more than nineteen airplane hijackers, directed by one evil mastermind from a remote cave in north eastern Afghanistan, terrorized America on September 11, 2001 and literally sent shock waves through the world community that reverberated all the way from New York to Bombay and back! These shock waves set off a scare that hijacked the whole world, and has held us all hostage ever since!
The election campaign is heating up again, not just in the Republican Presidential Primary, but in the Congressional races too! Hopefully, we will elect an outstanding President in 2012.
But in any event, we still have to elect an outstanding Congress, to ensure that no further freedom destroying legislation makes it to the President’s desk for his signature! That should be our common goal in 2012!
Do you remember the scene from the movie Brave Heart, when Sir William Wallace was knocked off of his horse by the mysterious dark knight? As Wallace, who was masterfully played by Mel Gibson, lay on the ground faking unconsciousness, the dark knight drew near and knelt over him. At that very moment Mel Gibson jumped up, pulled the helmet from off his assailant’s head, and was about ready to slay him on the field of battle, when he discovered that the dark knight was really his future king, Sir Robert Bruce!
Well I thought I had seen just about everything in my sixty years, but apparently I still have a lot more to learn about politics and human nature! My latest discovery came last week when I read a newspaper headline that proclaimed, “Barack Obama Wants Smaller Government.” Well I’ll be darned, I thought! What do you make of that?
My mother used to say that there is a sucker born every minute. By the latest calculations there are over 243,000 suckers in South Carolina today, who voted in large numbers for Newt Gingrich on Saturday in the South Carolina Republican Primary.
George Washington wrote that, “The greatest title of all is to be called an honest man.” The qualities to look for in a leader are no different today, than they were back in 1783. The most important quality of all to look for in a Presidential candidate is honesty! There are many different words in the English language to describe the same thing: honesty, character, integrity, virtue, morality, and principles. This is the stuff of which good leaders are made!
Do you want to know the truth? Well here it is! Under no circumstances would I support a Republican candidate for President who describes himself as a “Real Politick” Wilsonian, a man who views the Constitution as an impediment or an obstacle to overcome, or someone who agrees with Alvin Toffler’s crazy progressive ideas about a new world civilization. I won’t vote for a progressive just because he happens to be a registered Republican, or because he might be one step better than an outright Marxist! So much for Newt Gingrich!
A Primary Election is like a big political refining pot, or a ‘political blast furnace’. You have to put the heat to the metal in order to get out all of the impurities.
Looking at a political map of how Iowa voted in their recent Republican Caucus, reminds me a lot of what the political map of Oregon looked like after the last General Election. The entire State of Oregon was colored red to represent Republicans, except for a tiny little area around Portland, Eugene, and Corvallis. The entire State of Oregon voted Republican, except for the major metropolitan areas of Portland, Eugene, and Corvallis. Those were the only areas in the State that the Democrats carried! And that is also where most of the people live! That’s exactly the same way it was in Iowa after their Caucus!
Freedom and limited government are like a perfect match made in Heaven. They are like two partners joined in marriage, who are working together toward a common goal. We can’t keep freedom alive without effective restraints upon government power! We can’t have freedom without limited government! One cannot exist without the other. By the same token, we can’t have freedom with un-limited government! One comes at the expense of the other.
As far as I’m concerned, there is no good reason to raise huge sums of money to finance a political campaign. It is not helpful. It eventually winds up in the hands of liberals who own the media, and that ultimately makes our job even harder in the long run! There is also no good reason to contribute big sums of money to support your favorite political candidates. Just vote for them, and encourage others to vote for them too! If we all just did that, then we wouldn’t need to raise such large sums of money to give to liberals, just in order to get our guys elected to office! Candidates for public office are not actually elected with dollars. They are elected with our votes, or at least that’s the way it was supposed to be!
Maybe Mark Levin should think about changing the name of his radio show to, “The Bash Congressman Ron Paul Show”. After all, he does spend a lot of time doing it! Or, if he won’t do that, then what about at least calling the first hour, “The Bash Ron Paul Hour”? That way he could continue to spend 60 minutes every day railing against Ron Paul, and still provide his listeners with what they tuned in to hear.
America’s fledgling broadcast industry began in the early part of the 20th century in New York City. Therefore, it is only logical to assume that from its earliest beginnings in the 1930s and 1940s, the business of broadcasting television would be primarily dominated and controlled by prominent New York liberals and other members of the east coast Establishment. This historical fact can be very easily verified.
When the top elected official of your political Party who is also your country’s President, or past President, endorses a candidate to run for that high office, it means something! It is not insignificant. It represents a symbolic passing of the torch! Not quite an anointing with oil, but more than a mere casual nod of approval, it is kind of like the white smoke that rises from the Sistine Chapel, that signals the moment when the Cardinals of Vatican City have chosen their next Pope. In the realm of politics it is the traditional signal that the ‘Establishment’ has selected its next leader!
I was never really wondering who John McCain would endorse. The thought had never even occurred to me, until the news media reported on it. And frankly I don’t care who he endorses! It doesn’t matter! Why would someone even want John McCain’s endorsement, after his regrettable performance against Barack Obama in 2008?