Friday, May 30, 2008

Definition of a Person

This week, the Colorado Secretary of State validated more than 100,000 signatures and assured a place on the November ballot for Amendment 48. This measure defines a "person" as "any human being from the moment of fertilization." It amazes me that we even have to define what a "person" is. If the amendment passes, every person at every stage of life would be granted due process under the Constitution of the United States. This measure will not make abortion illegal, but it will set the framework to rid our nation of this bad law decision. That's right, I said Roe v. Wade is bad law.

One must only look to California to see how the will of the people, i.e. voting in the marriage definition amendment stating that marriage is between one man and one woman, can be overturned by a small group of former ambulance chaser lawyers that now are on the state's Supreme Court. The good people of Colorado could very well pass this measure with an overwhelming margin, only to have it struck down by the court.

When will America listen to the will of the people instead of the will of a few rogue Justices? When will we learn that the sanctity of life is our most important cause, from conception to natural death? What ever happened to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness - for every "person?"

Monday, May 26, 2008

Thank a Soldier

I just wanted to take a moment to say a big THANK YOU to all who have served our country to preserve our freedoms. Americans may never be in total agreement on the wars we fight, but we should be in total support of those that are serving. My neighbor just returned from a 15 month stint in Iraq and he told me he was grateful for the green trees and grass. Man, I love this country. So, thanks again to you all for allowing all of us to argue over the details while you do the heavy lifting. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Friday, May 16, 2008

I went to the NRA convention, and all I got was this book!

I know this picture is very small. It was uploaded from my cell phone. Anyway, that is me standing next to Grover Norquist on Friday. I am holding a signed copy of his latest work, "Leave Us Alone." It was a pleasure meeting him and he was kind enough to talk for a few minutes. We talked about bath tubs and blogs. We traded contact information and I look forward to his contributions to this little rant. All in all, a good convention. I won't be around to vote at the board meeting, but at least I got a new holster.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The False Comfort of Appeasement

President Bush took a covert jab at Senator Obama today as he spoke to the Israeli Parliament. "Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along." Bush was speaking to Knesset during the 60th celebration of Israel's independence. He went on to add, "We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler, all this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is—the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history." The President's press secretary denied any reference to Obama, but the intent is clear. For his part, Barack punched back saying "George Bush knows that I have never supported engagement with terrorists, and the president's extraordinary politicization of foreign policy and the politics of fear do nothing to secure the American people or our stalwart ally Israel." Ahem, what about saying you would meet with Hamas and the leadership of Iran? Those count as terrorists in my book. The politics of fear? This line is gibberish! Tell the Israeli citizens about fear. They are the ones blown up by homicide bombers and rocket attacks. Instead of the politics of fear, let's call it what it is for them - living daily in fear. Middle East maps that hang in the government buildings do not show the state of Israel. That is because they plan on there not being one. Get real Barack. Your foreign policy experience amounts to being schooled in another country, where they obviously didn't teach you the history of the second World War.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

It may be an election ploy, but Hillary has said she wants to "take" the BIG oil company's windfall profits to pay for the gas tax relief. Can you say Marxist? What we have here is a supply problem. We know we have the oil. We know where it is. We are being held hostage by environmental whackos that are thwarting the process to drill for more oil and build more refineries.

Let's look at this from a business standpoint. We'll say you are a brewer and purveyor of fine beer. The cost of hops is going through the roof because of world wide demand. Our farmers could grow top quality hops right here, but they might disturb the mating grounds of some groundhogs. Now said purveyor has to raise the price. The pints are so delicious that the customers keep coming. Some are cutting back, others are switching to corporate swill, but business is still good. Hey, the people just have to have it. The business owner is making insane profits. The liberal candidates promise the locals that the owner will be taxed on those profits to reduce the premium beer tax. No big deal, the owner just raises the price again to pay for it. His explanation - businesses don't really pay taxes, they just pass it on to the customer. He is so right. But, wouldn't it just be simpler if he could buy his hops from an American farm? Win- win situation you say? Ahh, but the beatings will continue until morale improves around here.