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Personal Responsibility

Tag Archive for "Personal Responsibility"

Pay No Taxes, Get No Vote

  No one who does not pay federal taxes should have the right to vote – period.  We have finally reached the tipping point in America where those that have no financial stake in our government outnumber those that do.  More than 200 years ago both the Founding Fathers and philosophers predicted the day when…
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Why Is It OK To Pick On Wage Earners?

  Looming ahead of President Obama in the next 50 days is mandatory 11% across the board cuts for most federal government departments including devastating cuts to the Department of Defense.  As part of a deal cut before the election, these cuts will automatically take place unless reversed by new legislation.  The center of this…
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What Do You Think?

  You have been listening to me blather on for the past 64 days – now that we are about 48 hours away from closing the polls I would really like to hear from you.  I won’t insult you with a meaningless poll about who you think will win any of the elections, I want…
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Is The Right To Live Less Important Than The Right To Vote?

  Watching the movie “Contagion” last night one of my oddball thoughts was thrust into my mind: “do Americans believe that the right to live is less important than the right to vote?”  In that movie a highly contagious new virus with a high mortality rate kills millions of people world-wide until late in the…
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Avoidable Tragedy – Requests For Help DURING Seven Hour Libyan Battle Refused By Obama Administration

  As the first shots rang out at the American Consulate in Benghazi at about 9:40 p.m. on September 11, former Navy SEALs immediately contacted their superiors informing them of the attack and requesting military assistance.  Not only were the SEALs told that there would be no additional military assistance, those SEALs were told to…
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A Simple Allegory About Taxes Using Beer

  Maybe people will understand Obama’s proposed tax system better if I use beer instead of taxes. Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100 and if they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this: The…
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Are We Living Orwell’s 1984?

  George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was one of those books that I read at just at the right point in my life to have a real long-term impact on my philosophy.  When I read it 35 years ago. I reasonably drew parallels to events going on at that time in the communist world.  Never in my…
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We Are Creating A Completely Helpless Society

  I haven’t had a really good rant in a long time and I figure that a quiet Saturday evening is as good as time as any to brush the dust off of my rambling anger.  This one started with the most innocent of things, the appraisal of my house for a refinance.  We were…
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The Presidential Candidates, Social Issues, and the Constitution (Part 2)

  Several years ago if you asked the average U.S. citizen what form of government we had, they would have most likely have answered; “A democracy.”  In very recent years it has been said enough times in the media that the U.S. was founded as a federation that I now believe most citizens accept that fact. However,…
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Great Video Debunking GOP “War On Women”

  A really good friend of mine posted a link yesterday detailing the GOP “war on women.”  I read it really carefully several times and still felt like I was Tom Hanks in Big – I didn’t get it.  When I responded to the post that I “didn’t get it” I felt like I got…
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The Presidential Candidates, Social Issues, and the Constitution (Part 1)

Several days ago I saw a post on my face book where someone said they might vote for a Republican candidate except for the fact that Republicans did not support social issues such as GLBT. Others have posted in a similar fashion and cited Republican support for overturning Roe v. Wade, etc.  I have also…
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Thinking Right Has Great First Month

I am going to indulge myself with this first self-congratulatory post and then forever more leave them to an annual reports just after the first of each year.  When I set out with this grand endeavor I set a goal of hitting 10,000 unique hits for the blog in the first month and 30,000 views…
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