Political Incite

Thought provoking, opinionated, sometimes factual views on almost everything. I say what I think. Do you?

Friday, December 23, 2005

What is Christmas?

Christmas is the time of year, when those who worship in a Christian tradition, gather amongst friends and family, to celebrate the birth of the Son of God. This is a tradition that has been celebrated in America since its foundation. Now in our current society, there seems to be those who are offended by this "religious tradition" as they call it. Their hope seems to be that we will forget the spiritual implication of this holiday, and resort to the commercial belief that we should spend more money as a token of our good will. These people have even gone as far as saying that Christmas should be spelled Xmas, so as not to offend other religions. They've tried to evoke the Constitution saying there should be a separation of religion, from any areas that could be deemed, as part of the government. (IE. Agencies that receive government funding.)

Here's what I say to these people.

First of all, the Constitution provides for the protection of religious beliefs. No where, does it protect atheism. (believing in nothing is not a religion)

Second, the Constitution provides for your right to free speech, but it does not say anyone has to listen. (So stop your liberal atheistic whining)

Third, America was founded on Christian beliefs, by Christians who respected others enough, to let them worship as the desired. The least anyone who calls themselves an American can do is accept that Christian beliefs, are a much a part of our country as the right to free speech.

So with that said: Have a Merry Christmas.

And to those who celebrate in other religions, may God allow you peace for your holiday.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Election Finance Reform

Recently, Connecticut, passed a strict new campaign finance bill. This bill limits, who can contribute, and how much can be contributed to a candidate. Lobbyists and companies are limited, if not completely prohibited, from contributing, and money from individuals is now monitored to eliminate back door donations. All of this attention, springs from corruption ,that has permeated all government, at all levels, but came to light in Connecticut, when their Governor was sent to prison for corruption.

It is time, that this type of law be enacted at the National level. The corporate infestation of politics, is leading to the demise of honest representation in government. People vote to elect their officials into office, only to have them face the lure of big business money. This money, is not only offered in the form of campaign financing, but also as kickbacks, under the table perks, and outright bribes. All of this is done, to put the corporate agenda, ahead of the citizen's need for representation.

Here is an idea for a solution:

First of all, No candidate should be able to purchase political airtime. The airwaves belong to the public and are managed by the FCC, therefore; as part of the right to broadcast, each station should be required to provide an equal amount of broadcast time, to each candidate as part of their public service. No additional time would be offered or available.

Second, It would become a crime, for a person in any level of government, to be solicited or lobbied, by any business or corporation. (If a business has an issue, it should be brought exclusively to their state representitive, in their own state's office, not in Washington, D.C.)

Third: The people of this country need to demand, that the will of the people, supersede, that of any corporation. In no instance should corporate will or desire, endanger personal freedom. We should have, a review of laws, that protect corporations, and those laws, should be weighed against their intrusion on personal liberty. Ending piggyback bills would also assist this cause, since they are quite often used to pass personal agenda bills.(see previous article)

Finally: It is time to demand more attention from our representatives. Demand that they look to define laws that benefit their constituents, protect the American way of life, and the ideals that this country was founded upon. A Government By, For, and Of the people.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Who needs Immigrants?

Recently, it has become a debated topic, as to whether America needs immigrants, or if we should close our borders. I am all for closing our borders, within reason, but I believe a few things would have to change within our country first.

One of the first things needing change is the attitudes of the people that are already living in this country. Those who feed off of the system, need to learn to work for what a fast food restaurant will pay and put their ego aside, (if you can stand in line for your check on Thursday and not harm your ego, you can work all week without fear of ego damage.)

Second, are the business' that refuse to pay more than minimum wage so that the CEO's can clear a million dollar salary. ( I know there are small companies out there that this doesn't apply to). Perhaps we need a law that says " the highest salary in this country cannot exceed 30 times the lowest. Boy you'd see some raises in the mail room then!

Third, The idea that because America was founded by Immigrants, that we somehow don't deserve an independent identity of our own. We shouldn't feel the need as Americans to Hyphenate our citizenship. (IE Irish-American , Italian-American, Afro-American, and so on) just being an American should be more than sufficient. Its okay to remember your heritage, but it should be listed after your patriotage.

And my final thought is that any immigrant who comes to this country should have something to offer it current citizens. They should not come seeking handouts not offered to our citizens, nor should our government give them any. The time has come for America to stand up for herself and her people. Lets take care of our own.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Piggyback Bills Defeat Democratic Process

I have a problem with what are called "Piggyback Blls". These are bills attached to unrelated, usually hot topic bills. The purpose being either, to defeat the larger bill or pass a smaller bill that usually would never make it on its own. This practice defeats the "will of the people". Both parties use it to push their partisan agenda, with no regard for what their constituents actually want. It is time to put an end to this, run around a vote, which most times is done to benefit corporate lobbyists and Big money interests. Lets get back to a government that is "By, For, and Of the people", not partisan, money focused, big business.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Repost of an e-mail I received "I DONT CARE!"

WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS?Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we?Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001?Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan, across the Potomac from our nation's capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania? Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn't they?And I'm supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was"desecrated" when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet? Well, I don't. I don't care at all.I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia.I'll care when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi tells the world he is sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his gurgling, slashed throat.I'll care when the cowardly so-called "insurgents" in Iraq come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques.I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.I'll care when the American media stops pretending that theirFirst Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the United States Constitution's Bill of Rights.In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don't care.When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college hazing incident, rest assured that I don't care.When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank that I don't care.When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed "special" food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being "mishandled," you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts that I don't care.And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled "Koran" and other times "Quran." Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and -- you guessed it, I could not have said this any better myself!If you agree with this view point, pass this on to all your e-mail friends.Sooner or later, it'll get to the people responsible for thisridiculous behavior! If you don't agree, then by all means hit the delete button. Should you choose the latter, then please don't complain when more atrocities committed by radical Muslims happen here in our great country.

Thank you to the author of this e-mail. Should you wish your name added feel free to contact us.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Tazer Bracelets for Prisoners

All over this country people are incarcerated for violent crimes. These criminals are not friendly, "oops I made a mistake criminals", they are hardened, piss on your corpse criminals. They handle themselves in prison, the same way they did while free, with very little regard for anyone or anything but themselves. The men and women who choose to serve as correction officials do so at their own peril, and most times with very little public support. All too often when a guard is accused of harassing or assaulting an inmate, public outcry condemns them before a trial occurs or even the facts are learned.

I have a solution that will allow prison officials to gain control of inmates with much less danger to the guards. TAZER BRACELETS! Tazer bracelets would be worn by all prisoners. Each bracelet would be capable of individual or group activation, depending on the circumstance. All prisoners would have bright letters on their clothes, identifying their activation code. If a prisoner started a fight, a guard calls for the offending Identification to be triggered, seconds later the fight is over, no need for guard interaction. If a cell block starts to riot, the guards would trigger a group activation, Riot over.

You see how this could work well in controlling prisoner behavior, however I'm sure there are a few bleeding hearts concerned for how misuse could effect prisoners.

First, let me start by saying, "Who Cares?" These are nasty people, and if one gets zapped by accident or because a guard was bored, too bad. Second, We should all prefer that a criminal be in more jeopardy, than a guard who is there to maintain our safety.
Third, If you're one of those people that say "What if you or I was in prison? How would we like it?" To you I say' "Obey the law and you'll be fine."

And as my final thought in this post let me say this. Capitol punishment is another topic for another day, but when I get to it you'll know it.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Be Thankful (for once)

Today is the day we have chosen to recognize the things we have to be thankful for.
All over this country people gather with friends or family, and sometimes not with anyone.
Some ask "what do they have to be thankful for?", while others don't know where to start. Let me provide a few of the things, all Americans should be thankful for.

Freedom - To say or do what you choose (within reason).
Freedom - To worship as you believe, or even to deny God if you so choose.
Freedom - To pursue your dreams or mold your life after your own desires.
Freedom - To vote, for or against, anyone you agree or disagree with.

Also we should be thankful for our soldiers. They have earned and secured our freedoms with their blood, they protect it with their lives and they respect it for what it cost to acquire and maintain.

You may be down today, but you have the freedom to get up. You also have the freedom to stay down. I hope if you read this today, instead of letting my words incite you, Today find encouragement, Choose to help yourself, choose to help someone else, but be thankful for your right to choose.