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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Redefining Marriage

The last two days have been full of news and opinion on the topic of gay marriage. I get pretty fed up when I hear in the morning that 50% of the country is in favor of redefining marriage. By afternoon, they are saying that 60% is in favor of gay marriage. If that were the case then why are there only a handful of states where gay marriage is legal and most of those were enacted  by liberal judges and not voted for by the people?

It seems that the main argument for gay marriage is that it is "fair." That explains why liberals are pushing so hard for it. A liberal lives in a child-like state where the world should be fair. Whether something is fair should not be the criteria when establishing social policy. What is best for the majority of society is the  criteria we should be using and years of research has shown that traditional marriage has been proven to be beneficial.

In June, we will see what the court decides. My hope is that it's a small decision and it is basically left up to the individual states.

Monday, February 18, 2013

White House Eats It's Words

I'm happy to say  the White House had to eat it's words today. Last week it leaked Obama's own Immigration Plan, a  plan that Rubio said would be "dead on arrival" because it had no plan to close the border. I'm tickled that the administration had to use words today like "surprised, draft, unintentional" and "unfortunate." to describe their so called leak. Now they claim that  it was only a back up plan in case the bipartisan committee can't come up with a plan. RIGHT! Who believes that? It was just one   of Obama's many dictatorial moves to push his own agenda. He promised to work together with both sides in his first and second elections.  Yeah, when? He isn't serious about fixing the immigration problem any more than he is interested in fixing the debt. Trashing the country economically and growing government is what I think is his real agenda.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

More Lies

In the state of the union Speech on Tuesday the president made several claims that are basically lies. He said that they had reduced the deficit by more that 2.5 trillion dollars. He claimed he has added over 500,000 manufacturing jobs in the last three years.

Factcheck.org which is hardly a conservative source, said Obama "puffed up his record." Apparently the 2.5 is only an estimate for deficit reduction from budgets through the year 2022. Scrap that. We haven't had a budget in four years! The amount of savings also depends on where Obama chooses to start measuring. The Committee for a Reasonable Federal Budget claims, "Measuring either from a year later or from a year earlier would result in a smaller savings number because base discretionary spending (excluding the effects of the stimulus) actually increased between 2009 and 2010 due to larger-than-projected appropriations." The CBO estimates that the debt will move to $20 trillion in 2023.  Obama is making it seem that we are well on our way to getting control of the deficit but that is a lie.

His claim of adding over 500,000 manufacturing jobs in the past three years is also a lie. Again Obama has cherry-picked the time period to measure. He begins counting in January 2010 and there was an upswing in 2012. If he counts from when he took office in January 2009 till January of 2013, we have a net loss of 606,000 manufacturing jobs. Of course he is not taking into account the jobs that were lost when he took office in 2009.

The sad truth is that most people will not do their homework to find fact from fiction. They will take his word for it and think we are on the right track. Remember "the Summer of Recovery?'' If you say it enough, people begin to believe it but the facts show us not recovering but actually digging ourselves into a deeper hole.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Not Dead Yet

My first response to Obama's re-election was to just give up. You know be one of those that say, "It doesn't make a difference anyway. " I was disappointed and angry for quite a while. I couldn't even have lunch with one of my good (liberal) friend and hear her gloat. Well, I survived the inauguration, me and my mute button.  Really I just wanted to see Michelle's dress. So now we are almost a month into the next 4 years of hell and I am starting to get my fight back.

This morning I joined our new club president, Karen at the Farmer's Market. Not a lot has changed, the Dems file by with their dirty looks and the closet Republicans give us a thumbs up and tell us how brave we are. Today a college student with pink hair came by to talk. I had seem him talking to the Democrats earlier. We found ourselves able to agree on a few issues and we had a wonderful 20 minute conversation. He was a kid who really did his own homework on politics. He wasn't brainwashed by  higher education or the liberal media. He was making intelligent choices by doing his own research. Shortly after him a Dem came by and told us that Al Jezeera was a wonderful news source and when we asked why she thought that, she took off. This is the usual response to our little table. It's like a dog that bites and runs. They aren't willing to engage us in conversation like this young UCLA student. That's a shame. 

I go forward now, not knowing the exact direction but confident that we will be able to make a difference if we keep fighting. The Palisades Republican Club has a new board. We will be creating enthusiasm with our presence at the Farmer's Market and at our monthly meetings. We need your help. Please join us in the fight to take back our country.