About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Card Check Rules & Pelosi Don't Mix

BO & Pelosi's analysis of the biggest net change in the number of House seats by either party since 1948 is not that it was a repudiation of their policies of the past two years but rather a call for the new Congress & BO to work together. In contrast Boehner & McConnell's analysis of the election results is that the GOP has a mandate to repeal Obamacare, end overspending & job killing policies, & ultimately work to deny BO a second presidential term. Their fallback is to do such things as defunding or delaying programs like Obamacare. Boehner says that as new Speaker he will insist that every bill must specify the source of authority under the Constitution in order for the bill to be introduced.

Now I for one will only be too happy to see these two positions completely play out. If neither side blinks in the next two years America will have the clearest choice possible in November 2012 between a free enterprise way of living or plain style socialism (for starters).

I do not know one Tea Partier who says they voted to have Congress & the White House negotiate & "get along" which in the case of Republicans too often means selling out their stated principles.

Pelosi intends to run for House Minority Leader & since this caucus is now more statist than ever after Tuesday's election she probably will win in the upcoming meeting of the House Democrats.

We all know that one of the biggest frustrations the Democrats had the past two years was not passing union card check legislation that would do away with the current secret-ballot voting by employees whose work places are targeted for unionization. Under the legislation a simple check of a card by over 50% will bring in the union.

Now thanks to a subscriber to ReturnToExcellence.net you can click on this link to find out how any Member of Congress voted on recent major issues - no secret ballot here; however you will not be able to find out who votes for Pelosi to be Minority Leader in the upcoming closed-party caucus election because that vote is conducted by secret-ballot.

This type of double standard runs like a golden thread through every statist personal practice re how they live their lives. Once again statists do not live by the principles they believe & preach the rest of us should follow. Paraphrasing from Peter Schweizer's book "Do As I Say" - "Statism, in the end, forces its believers to become hypocrites. Statists' rules apply to "other Americans" - that is Americans other than them."

1 comment:

  1. Do you suppose the big celebration party Pelosi was hosting today had a "vote for me" agenda?