Respetemos la primera enmienda, Amigos. “el congreso no hará ninguna ley con respecto al establecimiento de una religión o prohibiendo el libre acercamiento de la misma; o restringir la libertad de expresión, o de la prensa; o el derecho de las personas de reunirse pacíficamente, y de solicitar al Gobierno una reparación de agravios.” 1era … Continue reading de la abundancia del corazon
Let’s save the First Amendment, Amigos. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Amendment 1. Constitution … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Election Time
Praying for God to give us leadership at the national level. Gleaning from several sources, I found the definition of leadership to be a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent. A leader leads by inspiration and … Continue reading Looking for Leadership
“That the power to tax involves the power to destroy; that the power to destroy may defeat and render useless the power to create….” Chief Justice John Marshall. 2013 will mark the centennial of the federal income tax. The ratification of the 16th Amendment released the federal govrnment to directly tax individual income for the first … Continue reading Happy birthday, Amendment 16
Yesterday was a frosty morning in Tucson - a very rare occurrence. Some of our citizens were unfamiliar with the concept of ice on the windshield. At the stop sign near our house, my dog and I watched as a man in a Chevy slowly approached the intersection. His windshield was ice-covered. He obviously couldn't see, but he was moving … Continue reading Congressional candidate
President Obama quipped in a speech in Iowa that the Republican convention espoused ideas "better suited for the last century. "You might as well have watched it on a black and white TV." the crowd laughed and cheered. That set me to thinking: the last half of the last century was my half-century. Looking around … Continue reading Missing Ike
I am reacting very viscerally to the news today. I am angry /sad, feeling we are losing something dear. The idea of making sure everyone has adequate health care is wonderful. It sounds like a good idea. I have lived most of my adult life with no insurance, so I certainly understand the issue. That said, I have … Continue reading But Moses, Egypt had such great garlic!
Just a few thoughts from watching the protestors on Wall Street and their spawn in other venues. I am struck by the lack of respect for property they seem to reflect. Then it dawns on me that they have no respect for private property and that is part of their world view. They want govenment to … Continue reading Go Occupy Somewhere Else
I thought the debate last night was a bit dull. These guys just regurgitate the same stuff. Except, of course, for Newt. I love the guy and really wish he were electable. He is by far the sharpest of the group. I really want to like Perry. He seems like a decent fellow. His heart … Continue reading Debate was a yawner
I see by the morning gab that I am supposed to dislike Rick Perry because he is stupid. We know this because he said that it would be almost treasonous to print fiat currency for the sole purpose of manipulating an election in the middle of a national crisis. Then he implied that he thinks … Continue reading Are You Just Stupid Like Rick?