A Republic, if you can keep it

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Question Of The Week, 4/30/06

Good Morning. When I answered last weeks question I said I had a plan for this week. Well I'm not going to do it just like I planned but it's along the same lines, covers the same subject. This week's Question Of The Week is (A long one). How many of the following points are in place in the United States today?

(1) Abolition of private property.

(2) Heavy progressive income tax.

(3) Abolition to all rights of inheritance.

(4) Confiscation of property of all emigrants and rebels.

(5) A central bank.

(6) Government control of communications and transportation.

(7) Government ownership of factories and agriculture.

(8) Government control of labor.

(9) Corporate farms, regional planning.

(10) Free education for all children in government controlled schools.

I hope all of you know where those came from. I'll have something special for everyone when I post my answer in the Comment Section Monday night.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

They Didn't Call Me

They didn't call me when they took this poll, but then I don't live in Arizona. I am sure that immigration is going to be right up toward the top of the list of major issues that will effect the next couple of national election's. They can't ignore it any more, the country is waking up. Border security should be at the top of the issues list. After the border is secure go after the businesses that give them jobs. You could add me to the group that would arrest and deport illegal aliens. That doesn't mean I'd support a mass round-up. Give them time they will get caught. They could be involved in a domestic dispute, or get caught at a sobriety check point while driving to or from work. Everyone forgets about the speed limit from time to time (don't they?). A new stop sign could get put up where there wasn't one before. Since they broke the law by entering the country without getting caught they might figure it is safe to continue leading a life of crime and get caught committing any of a number of crimes. Just give them time, they will get caught. That would be the time to arrest and deport them.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

We Need A Fence

A lot of United States citizens seem to be waking up to the fact that our borders are wide open to anyone that wants to enter the country illegally. Some feel that the solution would be to build a fence along the border. They are looking for help to get it built. I've done all I can to help, I hope you'll join us.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Question Of The Week, 4/23/06

Good morning. This has been a strange morning when it comes to deciding what this weeks question will be. Most of the time I check my E-mail, the news wires and a couple of news papers and something will just jump out at me. It's not working this morning so I'm going to ask about something that I think about quite often, a real easy one. This weeks Question Of The Week is. Do you feel the time has come for the United States to get out of the United Nations? Why do you think we should or should not get out? I'll post my answer in the Comment Section Monday night.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Friday, April 21, 2006

I Like This

I think it is pretty apparent, United States citizens are waking up to the fact that our wide open border/broken immigration policies are a serious problem. How do we solve it. Build a fence or a wall along the border to stop illegal aliens. Then you have another problem. How do you protect/defend the fence or wall? Have it manned by our military. I'd rather have our military used for that than have them try to stop a civil war in Iraq or attack Iran. There is something that I think would work better. Go after the people that make the idea of entering the country illegally look so good. Give the people that hire illegal aliens a little something to think about other than how to get the work they need done for less money. Ten years in prison. That should give anyone something to think about. I like this.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

April 19, 1993

OK, I know this is not Sunday, but I still would like to know if you can remember where you were and what some of your first thoughts were when you heard that the siege at the Branch Davidian Church had turned into a full scale attack. Has your opinion changed over the years? A lot of historical events have taken place on April 19 since our country was young. This is one of them that we must never forget.

I hope you will take a little time today to think of some brave Americans that stood up to the most powerful military of the time on this day in 1775, and have a Happy Patriots Day.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Question Of The Week, 4/16/06

Good morning and Happy Easter. I thought about going with the last thing I posted yesterday and asking a question about taxes for a Question Of The week and changed my mind. We have another day coming up this week that I feel should be a Holiday but most people feel it is just another day. So this weeks Question Of The Week is, Do you know what day I'm talking about and what should make it special? I'll post my answer in the Comment Section Monday night.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Happy April 15th

Here it is again, April 15th, a day that I have often referred to as Ben Dover (bend over) Day. This year why not get involved in fixing the federal tax system before April 15 of 2007. If you get a chance you might want to take in a movie today, Harry's War. I try to watch it this time every year. It's a comedy but it shows the IRS as it really is. A bunch of thugs.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

I Got A Little Behind

Some of you might know I work really strange hours. Saturday, Sunday and Monday I go in at 3:PM and get off at 11:PM. Tuesday I'm off. Officially Wednesday is also a day off. Our day starts at 11:PM. On Wednesday and Thursday nights I go in at 11:PM and get off at 7:AM. This past Wednesday I had to be at the union hall at 8:AM to vote on a new four year contract(it passed damnit). Being up to go vote at 8:AM has messed up the rest of the week. I never did get back to sleep after the vote. I worked Wednesday night and got to bed around 9:30 AM Thursday, I slept off and on during the day and went back to work Thursday night. This morning (Friday) I came home and mowed the lawn before I went to bed. When I got up and on the computer I found I had close to 150 e-mails, as a rule I try not to let that happen. After I got rid of the junk I read what I thought would be interesting or important. In the interesting and important stuff I found two columns that pretty much delivered the same message. In the first one Frosty Wooldridge names a few globalists that he feels are "performing a frightening experiment on the United States of America." In the second column Ann Coulter says, "There are more than 6 billion people in the world, many of whom apparently like the idea of living in the wealthiest democracy on Earth. But if the billions of people of the world did live here, it wouldn't be "here" anymore." The two columns tell me this is not the country I grew up in. Our elected officials are not concerned about us at all. It's all about what's in it for them, money and power. We're going to have to stop putting the people with the D or the R before their name in office or my new Great Grand Daughter (yes there has been a sonogram) is never going to enjoy the freedoms that I did as I was growing up. Lets make this campaign season the season of the third party and independent candidate. I feel they are this country's only hope.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

An Immigration Problem? It Could Get Worse

I'm sure you have all seen, heard or read about the immigration demonstrations/protest that have been taken place across the country recently. This is starting to remind me of something that happened a few years ago. I was expecting a terrorist attack to take place somewhere in the United States. I thought a mall would be blown up or gassed. I figured a couple hundred would be injured or killed. I was really surprised that morning when my Step-Daughter called to tell me someone had just crashed a jetliner into the World Trade Center. A while back I said that our broken immigration policy/wide open borders would be a major issue in this campaign season. I wasn't expecting anything like what we are seeing now. Now I'm wondering if Chuck Baldwin might not be right here.I pray he is not, but I can see how these demonstrations/protest could turn into riots, or even worse, a civil war. Don't forget what happened in Los Angeles after the Rodney King trial. While your thinking about that don't forget that the Los Angeles Police were among the first to run when the riots started. I'm thinking it could get real ugly real soon right here in the United States if this problem isn't taken care of soon. I still support deporting illegal aliens as soon as they are caught. They broke the law by entering the country, giving them amnesty is like telling them it is OK to break the law so why would they change and become honest hard working citizens. They are the ones that will most likely turn to violence if it does come to that. I want to urge you to contact your elected officials and tell them to solve the problem now. Waiting will only make things worse.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


I have my wife's permission to go ahead and let you all know that in about four months I'm going to have to change my bio. If you clicked on About Me right now among other things it says that I'm a Husband, Father and Grand Father. Soon Great Grand Father will be added. I'm not as happy about this as I should be. Our Grand Daughter, the Mother to be is only fourteen years old. I think she has started to figure out she made a big mistake. When her Step-dad mentioned abortion she refused, took off and stayed with us for a while. So some of what I tried to teach her must have sunk in. By the time the baby is born I'm sure I will have gotten over the shock. I'll forgive the Grand-Daughter, except and love the new Great Grand Child and life will go on. Until then the rest of the family will have to understand that sometimes I'm just not a happy camper.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Voice Your Opinion, Become A Target

I got an e-mail from Paul Topete of the band Poker Face this morning. For those of you that have never heard of them the band is made up of patriotic freedom loving constitution supporting United States citizens. They are not afraid to speak out about our country's problems through their music or in conversation. Along with other news about the band it (my e-mail) told about them being banned from performing at Rutgers University. It didn't have anything to do with their music, they were banned for having an opinion that might offend someone. Isn't it great, we live in a country were we have the right to speak out, as long as we don't hurt anyone's feelings. There are marches taking place all across the country supporting illegal aliens, something I disagree with, but I support the marchers right to do this, as long as they are United States citizens. I do have a little problem with funeral protest, there are some things you just shouldn't do. Oh yeah my e-mail. I was not surprised to hear that Poker Face had become a target. This reminds me of what happened to Steve Vaus, another performer that was attacked/banned for having an opinion/love of country. I've had the opportunity to see (and visit with) Steve live several times in the past. I'm looking forward to a chance to attend a Poker Face performance. If you have never heard the music of Steve Vaus or Poker Face check out their sites. It will give you a chance to get educated while being entertained. That's not going to happen while you watch MTV or listen to top 40 radio.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Question Of The Week, 4/9/06

Good morning. I got the idea for this weeks question from the Lincoln Journal Star. Nebraska legislators recently passed a concealed carry bill. The Lincoln Journal Star is now asking if there are places a permit holder should not be allowed to carry their weapon. OK what do you think. You have done every thing required to get your concealed carry permit. This weeks Question Of The Week is. Do you think there are places a concealed carry permit holder should not be allowed to carry their weapon? Where would this places be? I'll post my answer in the Comment Section Monday night.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

A Conversation With God

I do believe in God and I believe his Son Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I believe in the power of prayer. I've seen it work, my wife has a serious heart condition. I even believe that God uses other people to let me know what is expected of me. I do not believe that God has just out of the blue said "David this is what I want you to do." I believe that he did speak to some people in Biblical times but I have some trouble believing people that claim to hear him today. When people with power claim to hear God speaking they frighten me.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Price Of Silver, Updated

Do any of you watch the price of silver? When I checked at 5:16 PM today it had gone up to $12.08 per ounce. That means most of what I have has about tripled since I got it. I only wish I had more. Check the comment section here to see some of the changes it has made over the past couple of weeks.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Saint Joseph, Missouri Voters Send A Message

We voted in Saint Joseph, Missouri yesterday and I think the results sent a message. A St. Joseph News-Press article by City Government Reporter Joe Blumberg says.
"Shearin scores shocking victory, Jones wishes mayor-elect well.

Ken Shearin surprised even himself by knocking off St. Joseph Mayor David Jones in Tuesday's election.

Mr. Shearin won 7,830 to 6,503, unofficially, a margin of nearly 10 percent. He'll be sworn in April 17 along with six other new members of the City Council.

"I'm surprised and a little scared and nervous," said the mayor-elect, "but I went into this thing (saying) if I win, I'll do what I said I'll do, if I lose, no big deal."

Mr. Jones wore the appropriate color Tuesday night, as his would-be celebration carried the mood of a funeral. Still he found the positive side of his loss, saying he'll now be a full-time dad and husband.

"I don't regret anything in the last four years," Mr. Jones said. "The only thing I was wrong on probably was that there was some anti-City Hall sentiment out there."

He said he thought the election results would've been closer.

"I knew change would be tough in St. Joseph, but I thought that if people saw the results, they would be OK with it," Mr. Jones said.

He said some of his supporters urged him to be more negative against Mr. Shearin, but he wished Mr. Shearin well Tuesday.

"He won fair and square. I have nothing bad to say. This chapter in St. Joseph and my life are over," he said.

One City Council meeting remains in Mr. Jones' 12-year run in St. Joseph city politics.

Mr. Shearin's immediate plans are to leave town, he said with a laugh. Seriously, he's been planning a four-day trip to Charleston, S.C.

"It's hard to intimidate me," he said, "but I'm intimidated by the people's confidence."

Mr. Shearin said his first priority is to stick with his campaign promise to put civility and progress on the same page at City Hall.

He promised to only serve four years and was gracious in victory by saying that after so long, any politician finds that people want a change.

"Fresh ideas and a fresh approach--they'll be old in eight years," he said.

A new mayor is not the only thing I got out of yesterdays election. I got a new City Councilman, Mike Bozarth. This will be the first time the district I live in will be represented by a member of the Libertarian Party. A Saint Joseph News-Press article by Business/Ag Reporter Susan Mires tells more about yesterdays election.

"Challengers defeat 2 incumbents, former councilman in council race, Baker ousts Gorman, Bozarth beats Jones, Roach defeats Boos.

The anti-establishment attitude extended to three district City Council races as two incumbents and a former city councilman lost Tuesday.

"It's unbelievable what took place," said Roger Baker.

Mr. Baker defeated incumbent Kim Gorman by posting 1,456 votes to her 1,306 votes to represent the 1st District.

"Everybody will wake up tomorrow and wonder what happened," Mr. Baker said.

Ms. Gorman said it was simply not a good night to be an incumbent.

"The people wanted a change of direction," she said. "I'm happy for Roger, and I'm glad the people got what they wanted."

Gary Roach said he was flabbergasted by the results. In unofficial returns, Mr. Roach defeated Glenn Boos by just 17 votes, 2,073 to 2,056 in the 4th District.

"I campaigned telling people that I thought they needed a new voice and a new face," Mr. Roach said.

Mr. Boos was not on the current council but had served previously.

Mr. Boos congratulated his opponent and said a recount could be possible.

"We'll have to see what happens in the next day or two," he said.

On the South Side, Mike Bozarth defeated incumbent Charlie Jones 1,471 to 1,278 in the 3rd District.

"I had a lot of people I talked to that said they wanted a change," Mr. Bozarth said.

He said he believed the current council's problems started with the vote for trash franchising, which was soundly defeated when it went before voters.

"I don't think the council was in touch with the people," Mr. Bozarth said.

He also said the council's approval of several tax increment financing packages along with proposals such as a business park off Pickett Road and a redesign of Ashland Avenue may have caused voters to favor outsiders.

"People didn't feel like they were a part of city government," Mr. Bozarth said.

Other issues, such as the library board and St. Joseph Museum controversies, may have contributed to an anti-incumbent attitude, he said.

Now the new council members will turn their attention to addressing the issues they brought up in their campaigns.

"We have a ton of work to do, I know that," Mr. Baker said"

I think We The People of Saint Joseph, Missouri have sent a message. We are tired of politics as usual. I hope that message will spread across the country and the results will show in the upcoming national elections. Maybe the time of third party and independent candidates has come at last.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Question Of The Week, 4/2/06

I started trying to decide what this weeks question would be after I got off work last night. One thing kept coming to me. Hurry up, your losing an hour tonight! So just for fun this weeks Question Of The Week is. Is there really a good reason for changing the time twice a year or is it just one of those pains that we all have to put up with? I'll post my answer in the Comment Section Monday night.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.