Archive for March, 2012
The Individual Mandate. Why’s It Important?
You know the old adage, the camel’s nose under the edge of the tent? Before long, your Persian carpets are covered with camel dung.
You ask what’s different with the ObamaCare Individual Mandate from merely having to pay taxes? Government insists on that, do they not? Yes, they do, but there’s a precondition…you have to earn some money. Do you have to pay Social Security? Of course, as a portion of earnings. To all other government interference in your life there are pre-conditions.
Not to ObamaCare and the Individual Mandate. If you’re alive and you’re an American citizen, you’ll be expected to pay. Of course many won’t be able to do so, or will merely refuse, and the rest of us will still pay.
Is health care for everyone a good thing? Of course it is. In fact, we all already pay for everyone to have health care. Is it the care everyone would like? Of course not. There comes a point when a society has to make decisions. Who is worth how much. It’s as simple as that. Should the rest of us have to live poorly just to keep someone we don’t know, and maybe someone who’s not taken care of themselves for the first sixty years of their life healthy?
If the Individual Mandate is passed by the Supreme Court, then the next time government wants you to pay for something with no preconditions, it won’t come before the court. It will be law, and Congress can force that payment upon you, and later the Department of Labor or Transportation or Agriculture. And hasn’t Congress done such a good job to date! Congress hasn’t respected the most simple laws of man…i.e. don’t spend more than you make. They’ve stolen your Social Security, broken the country, etc., etc.
If the government can force each of us to pay for something for which there’s no precondition of the benefits of being American, what’s next? Each of us has to have a Chevy Volt? That’s okay, because in their Congressional wisdom the government will pay the first $7,500 of the cost of the Volt…oops, we keep forgetting, we is the government. And it will go on and on, Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank and Harry Reid will have their ugly noses under the edge of our individual tents, and they won’t stop until we’re all living chin high in dung. How did the four bedrooms and two and a half bath for everyone thing work out for you?
Government does nothing well, haven’t they proven that to your satisfaction as of yet?
We are one Supreme Court justice away from a new path to the total destruction of the country.
This was just too good not to pass along:
1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.
2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.
3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country, and who are very good at crossword puzzles.
4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don’t really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.
5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn’t mind running the country, if they could find the time — and if they didn’t have to leave Southern California to do it.
6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a poor job of it, thank you very much.
7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren’t too sure who’s running the country and don’t really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.
8. The New York Post is read by people who don’t care who is running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated .
9. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country, but need the baseball scores.
10. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren’t sure if there is a country or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are handicapped, minority, feminist, atheist dwarfs who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided of course, that they are not Republicans.
11. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.
12. The Key West Citizen is read by people who have recently caught a fish and need something to wrap it in.
Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very
early in life and never stopped.
At 5, began studying under his cousins tutor.
At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.
At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.
At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.
At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
At 23, started his own law practice.
At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
At 31, wrote the widely circulated “Summary View of the Rights
Of British America” and retired from his law practice.
At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence.
At 33, took three years to revise Virginia’s legal code and
Wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.
At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding
At 40, served in Congress for two years.
At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated
Commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben
Franklin and John Adams.
At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George
At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of
The American Philosophical Society.
At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active
Head of the Republican Party.
At 57, was elected the third president of the United States.
At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s
At 61, was elected to a second term as President.
At 65, retired to Monticello.
At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.
At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of
Virginia and served as its first president.
At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the
Declaration of Independence along with John Adams
Thomas Jefferson knew because he-himself studied the previous failed
Attempts at government. He understood actual history, the nature of God,
His laws and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than what
most understand today. Jefferson really knew his stuff. A voice from the
Past to lead us in the future:
John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the White House for a group of the
brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: “This is
perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in
The White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we
shall become as corrupt as Europe.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from
those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A
Principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the
Government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of
Taking care of them.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from
Too much government.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear
Arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood
Of patriots and tyrants.
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas
Which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties
Than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to
Control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation,
The banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive
The people of all property – until their children wake-up homeless on the
Continent their fathers conquered.
Traveling back to Montana, spending the first night on the Barbary Coast in a city with one of America’s most beautiful locations, if not the most beautiful in the U.S. And one of the ugliest underbellies. We’re in the Palace Hotel, where President Harding died in the 20′s, rumored to have been murdered by his wife as it was also rumored that he was quite a philanderer. However none of that has been proven and I prefer to think he died in his sleep from an anurism, as was reported. Then, the press had some respect…not that I think that necessarily a good thing. At this point and time, above all others, I wish they were the fire breathing dragons they’ve been at times in the past. Obamagate is a far bigger story than Watergate, but of course this is a Democratic administration and that a Republican. If the press is the fourth estate, it’s going to be up to us, you and me, WE THE PEOPLE, the fifth estate, to spread the facts about Obama. for the liberal press have neither the guts nor the conviction to do so. And now, with the internet, we have the ability to do so.
If this city always does one thing for me, it’s the fact it makes me wonder how boring and normal I am. Of course if I wear my Stetson and boots, or even my cameo bill cap, it’s me who’s looked upon as a freak.
This is Nancy Pelosi’s city, a hot bed of fruits and nuts beyond any other I’ve ever visited. Why does that combination not surprise me? it brings home the fact the Democrats always carry the large cities. One of the first anomalies I spotted was a “homeless” guy with a cart full of goods, using his iPad. I bet it was a much newer model than mine, although I didn’t stop to ask.
It’ll be good to be back in Montana.