Friday, October 24, 2008

Change We Need?

This from the website of the church that Barry Obama attended for many many years. To me, it doesn't sound much like unity, it kind of sounds like us against them.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hopey Changey Vs. Actual Facts

But, but what he says sounds so much nicer for the little guy........

The Fairness Doctrine

I was reading Glenn Beck today and I found a concept that was deeply concerning to me. The Fairness Doctrine. Just when I thought we couldn't get any more communist. Basically it says that media outlets should be forced to cover opposing view points in equal quantities. This doctrine was in place from 1949-1987 when they finally woke up and realized if violated the First Amendment.

If you go down to the section titled "Support for reinstitution of the Fairness Doctrine" it says that 31% of the people believe that websites and blogs should have to follow these rules. I realize that is not a majority, but it is still scary. Looks like they are trying to destroy the First Amendment now.

I just don't understand people's willingness to give up rights so that the government will take care of them. This is a pretty clear example of "Oh, I don't want to learn the facts myself, so I want every to be required to tell me both sides." How far are we going to go before people realize that freedom is a good thing.

There are things that must be sacrificed for freedom. It is not just lives of our brave soldiers, but there are also things we must sacrifice in our personal lives. We must as a nation be willing to sacrifice our innocence, and take responsibility for our own lives. Just as we must be responsible gun owners because we are given the right (at least for now) to bear arms, we must be responsible critics of the information we are given from the media outlets because we have freedom of speech. If the government is a constant filter protecting us from our own irresponsibility, our growth as a people will be completely stifled like an overprotected child that never learns to care for themselves. Do we really want to live our lives as children of the government?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Salvation Through Belief in Obama

It would seem that Obama's powers now extend to redeeming terrorists. To summarize: Ayers was a terrorist, but he stopped, so now he is cool. Since Obama was only 8 at the time he was blowing people up, it is totally cool that they are now buddies.

I really fail to see how a person that used to blow up people is now okay because he has stopped blowing up people. Now I am all about forgiveness and all, but not when the only reason is because of his association with the Obama. Had the media covered this organization and this man in any other time or without his association, they would have crucified him as an evil terrorist trying to kill your babies.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Cake with Socialist Icing

I would like to address the issue of the bottom up approach of tax breaks to help stimulate the economy. This is something that has been annoying me for quite some time. Now, I am no economist by any means, but as Glenn Beck would say, I am a thinker. This concept to me seems a little like pouring batter in the oven to make a cake and hoping that a pan magically forms around it so it won't make a mess. I fail to see how raising taxes on the corporations and people that provide jobs and stimulate the economy with investments is going to promote growth in the economy. Where do these people think that the jobs come from? If a company's taxes are increased, that means their bottom line is now smaller, now, if the company is worth anything it is going to have to cut cost. I am pretty sure that many companies would choose to cut their work force; it is just kind of one of those things that happens. A company’s soul purpose is to make money, not to help people or make the world a better place. If you take from their bottom line, they have to make cuts somewhere. Cutting taxes on the middle class doesn’t really help that much if they don’t have a job with a salary to tax in the first place!