Thursday, May 31, 2007

Presidential Debates

As you may or may not know, the next round of Presidential debates are this weekend. The Democrats are taking the stage on Sunday June 3rd (7 pm ET) and the Republicans are taking the same stage on Tuesday, June 5th (7 pm ET). Both debates are hosted by and being aired on CNN.

Let's start by hoping that the CNN debates are more productive than the Democrat's first debate, which was more cordial than confrontational. And let's hope that the questions are more substantial than the MSNBC blunder of the first Republican debate. That is to say that I want to see two in depth debates, with well researched topics, and some seriously tough questions. This is not the Miss Universe pageant here, this is how we are choosing the next President!

And let's also hope for some movement in the polls. Of course this is a by-product of a substantial debate. If we are just skimming the surface, it is the "Tier 1" playing field... so it is up to the underdogs to DEMAND a more substantive dialogue!

You know I will be watching both, and commenting as I see fit! I encourage you to do the same.

And let's all pray that the underdogs of the race start reigning in the "Tier 1" candidates. It is the only way that we are going to make ANY progress in this country... that is by casting away the "lesser of two evils" approach to elections and getting some honest candidates in office!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Greatness of Free-Will

Isn't free will a wonderful thing? Rhetorical question, of course.

The free will of which I speak is that of an individual to make choices in life. More importantly, the free will of the Venezuelan people to stand up and quite literally shout when they know that they are losing their freedom to dictatorship. This is a group of people, when in the face of tyranny, are making a stand and demanding to retain their individual liberties.

What a beautiful world.

To the people of Venezuela: God Bless you and your fight to retain your rights to petition the government for redress of grievances! I hope that you will overcome the dictator who is bearing down upon you!

To the rest of the world: Take note of the drive for human freedom in this Latin American country. Don't let your governments become overbearing, tyrannical entities. The people are the government. Any other way is ensured slavery to the state.

God Bless!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Huckabee - discussing the issues

Mike Huckabee is growing in popularity, not only due to grassroots efforts alone, but because once his views on the issues are heard, citizens realize that he is the right man (person) for the job of the next US President.

Take a minute, visit the YouTube site, Explore Huckabee, and listen to his views on the issues. Everything from Arts and education to eliminating the IRS. I am sure that once you hear what he has to say, you will support Huckabee too!

Get up to date on the issues, and get the word out! Let everyone know that You Like Mike!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Open Spaces

It is important not only to be conservative with social and economic issues, but also with environmental issues. The Republican Party has been given a bad rap on environmental issues, mainly because of certain blind support for "big business".

I propose a little talked about idea: a Conservative Conservationist movement. Any time you hear talk about an environmentalist, it is usually protrayed in the light of a "tree hugging hippy"... but I would argue that anyone who is NOT environmentally minded should be portrayed in the negative light.

Imagine, if you will, standing on a windy hillside looking out over a beautiful field... nature at it's finest. Your hiking or biking trail winds through the open spaces away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Now, imagine looking to your feet and seeing a piece of trash... a little upsetting... you can pick that up and pack it out...

What if that piece of trash was an old tire, a used oil illegal dump, or something else that is harder to remove... You may feel the same way that I do, a little upset that this moment of beauty is being interrupted as well as the earth being scarred...

Now imagine looking out over that same image and seeing not a rolling hillside of open space, but a housing developement or landfill... something a little more permanent... Now the view has truly been lost, not to mention the wildlife, folliage, etc...

I am not saying that all developement should halt. Rather I am challenging all urban growth to consider, on a wider scale, environmental issues. maintain a larger amount of open spaces. Stop industrial AND personal waste. Make changes on a large and small scale...

It is the way that we think today that will shape the attitudes towards the environment tomorrow. So challenge yourself to take the small steps. If everyone puts forth a little effort, we can maintain our often un-noticed treasures for generations to come!

Please keep this in mind while enjoying a trail, campsite, or even the open road on this Memorial Day weekend!

God Bless!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

One nice thing, Every day

How do we not only better ourselves, but better our world? The answer is easy, and easy to do. Every day, do one nice thing for someone else.

For example, the one nice thing can be as little as holding a door for someone, or buying a stranger lunch. How about paying the toll for the car behind you? Or have you considered calling your office custodian by their first name, and saying thanks while looking them in the eyes...

Happiness is contagious, and so are good deeds. Not only will you make yourself feel better, but you could potentially be the highlight of someone elses day.

If you are up to a larger task, try visiting They are focussed on better your lives by bettering the lives of others.

What is my inspiration for promiting this idea? Mike Huckabee's book, of course...

So I ask you, are you ready to do something nice?

And with Memorial day right around the corner, how about making an extra effort to thank a serviceman/woman, or even the family of someone you know who is in the service. Appreciate our military!

God Bless!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Distances They Will Go...

A dieing Democrat sets up a hospital bed at Texas senate chamber to block anti-immigration bill. The politician is a Texas state senator, one of 11 Democrats in the Texas Senate. The bill that they are attempting to block - not a radical idea that would shock the US... rather a bill requiring voters to show a) one form of photo ID, or b) two forms of non-photo ID WHILE VOTING... That's right, enforcing the "you have to be a citizen to vote" rule...

Let me break it down for you like this:

Texas population: 23,500,000
Illegals in Texas: 1,500,000 (i.e. 6.4% of the Texas population is illegal)
New Illegals in TX/year: 54,000

so 7% of potential voters at the polls in Texas are not even US citizens. And as the state is working to ensure that citizens are not being disenfranchised by non-citizens, the state Democrats are working ever harder to block them.

And when elections are more and more coming down to the "every vote counts" factor, I think a 1.5 Million vote swing could have unheard of results! Especially from non-citizens.

I ask you this: Where is the justice? What could the Democrats be thinking? And who does this move stand to benefit?

Now I know that this is more of a Nationalist point of view rather than a Conservative point of view... but that is the very nature of being an American... a strong sense of National Pride, and the will to defend our homeland!

God Bless!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Lame Duck Government?

With the executive and legislative branches of the government both polling in the 25% - 29% approval rating, it is very hard for me to understand how anything they are doing now is relevant?!?

I am not anti-Bush... but here we have a lame duck president with less than two years with which to save face on his presidential legacy. The media and growing lack of support for ongoing operations in Iraq have nailed that as the major legacy... However, it would seem that in an attempt to make the much needed positive headline, Bush is forgetting the tax-cuts that stopped the economic slowdown of the early millenia. So then I have to ask, why, dear president, are we trying to push through unpopular legislation that would allow illegal immigrants to be a lower-than-working class of society, with little to no hope of climbing the rungs of the ladder out of poverty any sooner than three generations???

Oh, that's right. Corporate America needs a cheap labor force. Is that why my execs make tens of millions of dollars a year, and the laborers, such as myself, are left working extended shifts in the midst of understaffing and budget cuts?

And the legislative branch... oh, where do I begin? After a sweeping November election by the Democratic Party, promising to usher in a new era of open government... well, that idea flew right out the window!

So it seems like there are an equal amount of ethics issues on both sides of the aisle - and we are in need of some across the board government reform. That is not to say that we need to change the laws limiting... blah blah blah... rather, the corrupt individuals who are running us down the fast track to Hades need to step out of the way, and give some fresh new minds the reigns.

It is about time for the lame duck government to listen to the will of the people... That is, the Citizens of the US...

Don't get me started on the judicial branch!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Immigration "Reform"

Senate postpones immigration "Reform" vote

Call it what you will (reform, amnesty, etc) but this idea is BAD FOR AMERICA. A similar move was made in the 80's, where 1.6 million illegals were granted amnesty. Now we are dealing with 12-20 million??? That is double the population of Cuba!!! And most all (as can be seen from the country wide "demonstrations" and "La Raza") of them refuse to Americanize... that is, learning our language, our history, our belief system... our RULE OF LAW!

So, the Senate has delayed voting on their grand new plan... but because "there is not enough time to discuss the ammendments"... I can almost guarantee that it is because of the overwhelming calls and e-mails from ACTUAL citizens who oppose this bill that the support is now wavering on both sides of the aisle. Time will tell.

If you want to contact your senator and tell them "NO on Amnesty", the number is 202/224-3121. That is the Senate Switchboard... Ask for your senator by name. If you do not know who you should be asking for, Click Here and use the search state-by-state drop-down in the upper right.

God Bless!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Why I like Mike Huckabee for our next President - I Like Mike!

Let me preface this by saying that I started supporting Huckabee for president the second that I read his bio on Wikipedia... which was about December of 2006. Talk about a well rounded guy without the "drama" of EVERYONE else in the conservative camp! Anyway, I liked what I saw and joined the Explore Huckabee team right away.

Since then, I have paid special attention to his speeches, his comments during the debates, his e-mails, and his blogs... this guy just keeps looking better and better.

To top it off, I recently purchased his latest book, "From Hope to Higher Ground: 12 STOPs to Restoring America's Greatness"... and I am quickly realizing that this is the sort of president that the US needs!

He is the answer to the growing political rift, the increased divide in the "class", and the content based politician that has been elusive in recent federal elections. Believe it or not, Mike Huckabee stands for common decency toward your fellow man, and he not only believes in what he says but he LIVES IT! He is of the same line of thinking that I am, that the government is only as good as the people who support it, and thus it not only benefits us ALL to be better people, but to be involved in our community and thus better ourselves and our expectations of our government.

As he states in his book, we are in a political environment where the goal is to win, not better the lives of the people. This is where the vicious attack campaigns have come from... and it is destructive to not only us as citizens, but to the pool of citizen servants who will dare put themselves into the political spectrum... i.e. it scares away a lot of great political potential for fear of defamation... and what we are left with... the "lesser of two evils"...

This is exactly why I intend to vote for Huckabee. He is a decent man, with a great outlook on life. He is the very type of man that you can ACTUALLY be proud of when you say, "That's my President!!!"

And when I decide to get my political hands dirty, I hope to have the same outlook, and openness that Huckabee has.

This man has moved me, and I am sure that if you look into what he stands for, perhaps read his book, you will be moved as well.