I pulled a couple of great quotes from Scott Brown’s victory speech. He’s saying the right kind of things:
“In health care, we need to start fresh, work together to do the job right…we can do better!”
I will work in the Senate to put government back on the side of people who create jobs, and the millions of people who need jobs. And remember, as Pres. John F. Kennedy stated, that starts with across-the-board tax cuts for businesses and families to create jobs, put more money in people’s pockets, and stimulate the economy. It’s that simple.”
“Our Constitution and laws exist to protect this nation. Let me make it very, very, very clear: they do not grant rights and privileges to enemies in wartime.”
“Our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop [terrorists], and not lawyers to defend them.”
Some Conservative commentators and pundits have expressed caution in regards to Scott Brown because he is so new to the political arena–we just don’t know that much about him. But if he continues with rhetoric like this, and if he can follow it up with the walk to match the talk, then I think we have a new hero in the GOP.
Is Obama in violation of his Oath of Office? Obama has taken the Oath to support and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. If the Constitution does reflect a fundamental flaw in this country, as Obama says, then we must assume that one of two things is true.
Either 1) he is supporting and defending something he knows to be fundamentally flawed, which brings into question his judgment or, 2) he is NOT supporting and defending it, which means he is in violation of the Oath, and could therefore be impeached.
A third alternative, which may or may not be true, is that he is actively subverting the Constitution, which means that he must be impeached. His actions in regards to GM and the health care industry (among many others) are unconstitutional, lacking any authority from the People. Whether he is moving forward because he openly disregards the Constitution, or because he simply doesn’t understand its limitations on his power, is the question. As Obama is a professor of Constitutional Law, the latter is unlikely. His statement in the clip below seems to bear that out.
Proposition 8 is upheld.
In a ruling by the California supreme court, the right of the People to alter their Constitution is held as inviolate.
Ironically, opponents of Prop 8 vowed to continue their fight, using the same means they claimed could not be used to pass Prop 8.
Celebrations by supporters of Prop 8 may be short-lived. The court, unfortunately, also held that the marriages of same-sex couples are valid, creating a Constitutional crisis which may only be resolved by an appeal to the US Supreme Court under an argument that the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause must allow other gay couples to marry. Look for this fight to erupt on the national scene in the next year.
The Court may have upheld the Rights of the People, but it also opened an avenue for retribution.
“Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!” – Patrick Henry
The Patrick Henry Caucus needs our help to grow. We need to make our organizations reflect the number of Conservative Americans that actually exist out there.
We are not the minority, though the Move-on Media is working hard to make things appear that way.
Please join the group, volunteer, donate. Anything you can do to help bring America back to us.
David Kirkham of Kirkham Motor Sports has organized a Tax Day Tea Party for Utah County residents. His efforts are nothing short of heroic. As of April 8, 2009, there are 600 people signed up in Utah County. That is just staggering!
PLEASE NOTE: THE LOCATION HAS CHANGED
Please join us on April 15, 2009 at the Old Utah County Courthouse of the corner of University Ave. and Center St. in Provo from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
Scheduled speakers include Third District Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Provo Mayor Lewis Billings. Rep. Chaffetz will be speaking at 5:00 sharp, so please come early. You won’t want to miss anything.
Also, please remember that these protests are not about attacking any specific government official, or impeaching Barak Obama, or anything like that. This is about restoring Constitutional government to America. We are gathering to let our public servants across the country know that we surround them, and that they answer to us, we do not answer to them.
I personally know of individuals who are opposed to these protests who plan to be present to disrupt the activities. Be aware that anything you say to them or do to them will be used to discredit the entire movement, not only on individual blogs, but in the mainstream media as well. Do not engage them. They do not have honorable motives.
I recommend responding to their heckling only with this, from Samuel Adams:
“If ye love [redistributed] wealth better than liberty,
the tranquility of servitude
better than the animating contest of freedom,
go home from us in peace.
We ask not your counsels or your arms.
Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.
May your chains set lightly upon you,
and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.” (Insert mine)
Please join us as we peaceably remind our public servants that we are a free, sovereign people. Let’s celebrate our Independence early this year.
Other Tea Parties in Utah:
I got an email today from Larry Meyers of the Utah Republican Assembly. He and several others have formed a new political action committee, which they have called the Defend Utah Values PAC. Their intent is to act as a fund raising entity to help elect true “statesmen who will uphold the Constitution and conservative principles of government” to office in Utah.
The Utah Republican Assembly previously endorsed Jason Chaffetz for Congress. My guess is that they will continue to back Jason, and will oppose Jim Matheson.
Actually, it’s getting so most Democratic politicians are spineless wienies in the face of the Democratic leadership. The more of them we can send home in November, the sooner we can all get our lives back in order.
The DUV-PAC Board of Directors will include:
- Chairman, David Pyne (Salt Lake County Republican Assembly)
- Vice-chairman, Larry Meyers (Utah Republican Assembly)
- Merrill Cook (U-FIRE)
- Don Guymon (editor of the Grassroots legislative report)
- Chris Herrod (Utah House of Representatives)
- Lowell Nelson (President, Utah Republican Liberty Caucus)
- Mike Thompson (Utah County Republican Assembly and former State Representative)
I noticed no-one from the Sutherland Institute was on the list, which makes sense considering their recent statements concerning Immigration reform. It appears they are more “Doug Wright Republicans” than Conservatives. They have allowed themselves to be caught in the compassion trap, i.e. where Mercy robs Justice and the Rule of Law is set aside with flawed arguments about how the kids are innocent.
Their position on immigration is simply Liberalism hiding among Conservative ideas–kind of like how our mothers told us that the Devil will tell us a thousand truths if he can get us to believe one lie. Don’t buy the lie. It’s the ice cream with just a tiny bit of dog poop in it.
I don’t agree with everything in the DUV-PAC platform, but I think they deserve our support.