California Mandates Public High Schools Must Teach Gay History

April 18, 2011

News Flash!    News Flash!    News Flash!    News Flash!

For all who have not heard, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a mandate that California public schools must teach Gay History.

It seams the State Legislature has determined they know what is best for our future leaders, again.  Apparently, in an effort to show their support of the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender groups, the Democrat MAJORITY State Legislature is forcing homosexuality on High School kids (As if they don’t have enough problems). 

It’s funny how they kept this one under the conservative radar.  There was no “main-stream” news coverage of the Bill until after it was signed into law.

OK.  It has been a while since I have posted anything.  As a matter of fact, it has been almost a full year.  But, you had to know this would elicit an opinion.

I have nothing against the members of the GLBT community.  Some of my friends are gay.  I did not choose them as my friends because of their sexual preference, nor the color of their skin, or even their hair style.  No, I choose my friends based on the content of their character.

That’s right!  You read that correctly.  I choose my friends based on the content of their character, just like we were advised by Dr. Martin Luther King.  Because I live by that standard, some of my friends are members of the GLBT community, some of them are black, some of them are Latin, some of them are first generation immigrants, and some of them are even Democrats.  Bottom line is – Who cares?  They are good people with solid values and maintain a noteworthy sense of personal responsibility.

Regarding the bill signed by Governor Brown however, this is the legislative equivalent of the State telling the people, “Look, we, as State Legislators, know that you, the People, have made your voice heard clearly.  We know that you do not appreciate this type of legislation.  But you People do not have a clue what is right from wrong.  It is our job as State Dictators to force you to be more accepting and tolerant of a lifestyle choice that we know the majority disagree with.  But the fact is, you People need to learn to be more tolerant.  Get over it!”

The State Legislature has displayed complete disregard for the fact that the PEOPLE of Californiahave stood against “Same Sex Marriage” time after time.  The PEOPLE of California have said NO to special “Gay Rights”.  The PEOPLE of California have consistently stood against allowing the GLBT groups the uninhibited ability to influence minors.  But, with the schools persisting in their endeavors to allow curriculum endorsing homosexuality by pushing children’s story books, in elementary schools, about Jacks two dads, or Jill has two mommies, or who knows what else, the GLBT groups, demanding absolute public acceptance, found a way to insert their lifestyle choice into a ready-made indoctrination machine.

And now the State Legislature, with the assistance of the Governor, all willing to sell out to the first Special Interest Group that tickles their ears, have mandated that High Schools teach Gay History.  What about American History?  What about English and Math?

For crying out loud, an unacceptable number of High School Graduates are barely capable of spelling better than a sixth grade level, reading comprehension is even worse.  Mathematics?  The requirements have been lowered to the point of being embarrassing and insulting. 

I am willing to bet that most High School Graduates have no clue that the leading members of the Second Continental Congress considered abolishing slavery.  No, most kids today believe abolishing slavery was a radical new concept presented by President Lincoln in the Proclamation of Emancipation.  Still others think the whole anti-slavery movement began with Dr. Martin Luther King.

Now, I understand that I have set a standard for attempting to put forward factual, logic based opinions.  So this shall be no different.  I have spent enough of your time with my ranting, so let me point out some cold, hard, factual reasons why this is just bad legislation, pure and simple.

1)    Along with almost every County and City inCalifornia, the State has proven incapable of solving for their budget deficit.  Schools are suffering layoffs, teachers are complaining about the conditions under which they must work, athletic, music, and drama programs are being dropped daily, setting a precedent for shortchanging the kids in regards to receiving a quality education.  Now the Legislature wants to mandate the additional cost, and require public high schools to use resources they are dramatically in need of to teach Gay History.

2)    The State Legislature has repeatedly lowered the standard for obtaining a High School Diploma to a point of embarrassment, resulting in substandard High School Graduates lacking in their comprehension of basic Math, English, and History.  These young people are expected to grow up to be our future leaders.  Instead of increasing the expectations of our future graduating classes, the Legislature is mandating a curriculum that placates a Special Interest Group and will serve no true purpose for the future success or failure of the students or for our nation.

3)    The State Legislature, in mandating that High Schools teach Gay History, are attempting to establish homosexuality in the fight for equal rights.  The fact is, there is a fraction of the GLBT community that is not satisfied with public tolerance.  Instead, they are demanding full public acceptance.  They want their lifestyle choices to be accepted as normal, and as natural as being born black, brown, red, yellow, white.  However, unlike homosexuality which is a choice, you do not get a choice of gender or the color of skin you are born with, or the color of your hair and eyes.  Logically then, the GLBT members pushing for absolute public acceptance are banging on the wrong drum.  But, that is normal, I guess.

4)    Mandating that High Schools teach Gay History is yet another attack on the rights of parents.  Under this California Law, parents do not have the right or authority to determine how their kids are told about homosexuality.  No, obviously the State cannot endorse the potential of parents painting a biased picture about a subject they do not agree with, so that authority must be granted to the schools.

5)    Sex Education Class began, years ago, with a requirement of parents signing a permission slip for their kids to attend, now the class is required under Health Education and they pass out free condoms.  I can only imagine what freedoms the schools will exercise under the name of Gay History.

6)    The People of California have rejected legislation regarding Gay Rights time and time again.  This latest ploy is nothing more than the Liberals at the State level attempting to help gain acceptance of a lifestyle to promote further attempts at already rejected legislative actions.  Again, the State Dictators are willing to stand against the will of the People they were elected to represent.

Look, I will reiterate, I have nothing against the GLBT community.  I do not believe that people should be discriminated against for their sexual preference any more that they should be discriminated against because of the color of their skin or their gender, I just don’t believe there is any valid reason for the State to mandate that public high schools must teach Gay History.  I guess it is up to the People to challenge the law in court now, and cause the State and the People to spend more money, they cannot afford, to overturn another law aimed at catering to yet another Special Interest Group.

By the way, in case you are wondering, it’s true.  The Founders determined that although slavery was a practice worthy of abolishment, they only had the resources to take on one major battle, and because the debate over slavery would have been so divisive among the Colonies, the Founders decided to take the easy route and fight the British for our nations independence.

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Arizona SB1070 – Real Change That Gives America Hope

April 25, 2010

By David A. Black, Sr.

On Friday, Governor Brewer, from Arizona, signed SB1070.  Instantly, the critics went ballistic.

President Obama used the swearing in ceremony of new citizens to criticize Arizona legislators saying, “Our failure to act responsibly, at the Federal level, will only open the door to irresponsibility by others, and that includes, for example, the recent efforts in Arizona.”

Brian Williams, on NBC Nightly News, said on Friday, “A central question in the news tonight, ‘is it legal, is it right, for a police officer to come up to you and ask you to produce I.D. if you’re suspected of entering the country illegally?  This is playing out tonight in the State of Arizona.”

Jose Diaz Balart of TeleMundo in Phoenix reports, “Late this afternoon, Governor Jan Brewer signed the controversial Bill, the toughest State Law against illegal immigration in the country. With her signature, Arizona is in direct conflict with the White House…  The law makes illegal immigration a State crime and requires local police to check the status of anyone they believe is here illegally.”

Actually, if any of the critics had taken five minutes and read SB1070, instead of simply adopting liberal talking points, they would have found that, contrary to the ‘leftist’ talking points, Law Enforcement Officers may only inquire about an individual’s immigration status during “lawful contact”.  Additionally, any complaint of illegal immigration status, levied by one person against another and found to be frivolous, is punishable by monetary fines against the accuser.

Does potential questioning of an individual’s immigration status invite racial profiling?  It could, although the Bill contains specific language banning ‘racial profiling’.  Then again, most of those opposed to SB1070 support affirmative action which is based on racial profiling.  Why is it, that the practice is welcomed on one hand, and demonized on the other?

To solve for this, if Law Enforcement Officers adopts a ‘standard operating procedure’ of simply using the same line of questioning with every person, of whom they request identification, questioning legal immigration status becomes just another question.  No prejudice, no malice, no racial profiling.  Regardless, Governor Brewr is calling for additional training of Law Enforcement to ensure against racial profiling and to maintain respect of the peoples rights.

Of course, President Obama, who can never pass up on an opportunity for societal divisiveness, instructed the Justice Department to ‘closely monitor’ activities in Arizona for ‘Civil Rights Violations’.

Governor Brewer emphasized, “Racial Profiling is illegal.  It will not be tolerated in America, and it certainly will not be tolerated in Arizona.”

“This Bill,” Governor Brewer continued.  “The ‘Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act’, strengthens the laws of our State.  It protects all of us, every Arizona citizen, and everyone here, in our State lawfully, and it does so while ensuring that the Constitutional Rights of all, in Arizona remain solid, stable, and steadfast.”

Nonetheless, cries of the Bill being unconstitutional rang out from almost every protest.  Is this the same Constitution they were willing to throw under the carpet, as if hiding dust and debris from visitors, when backing the passage of the Healthcare Reform, or bailing out the financial, housing, and auto industries?

Why is it, every time legislation to protect our country and our citizens is passed, it is immediately deemed unconstitutional, yet laws and programs that clearly are not in accordance with the Constitution receive accolades?

So the question arises, is Arizona SB1070 constitutional?

We all know Article I, Section 8, Clause 4, states, “Congress shall have Power… To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization.”

However, Section 13 of SB1070 refers to the Bill’s ‘Short Title’ as the “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act”.  There is no reference in the title, nor anywhere in the Bill, to “Rule of Naturalization”.  That makes SB1070 a “Public Safety Law”, not an “Immigration Law”.

Upon reading the Bill, the language of the Bill does not even allow the State’s Legislature, Law Enforcement, or any member of the State’s Judiciary the Authority to determine any individuals ‘immigration status’.  Rather, all questions, regarding immigration status, are immediately deferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  The last time I checked, ICE is a Federal Agency.

Arizona SB1070 does not even give the State the Authority to deport anyone.  Any person found to be in the country illegally, is to be transported to Federal Custody, and if said transportation includes removing an individual to a location outside the boundaries of the State, the State must first receive a Court Order to do so.

Clause 15, of Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution says, “Congress shall have Power… To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions.”

All enforcement activities in SB1070 defer to existing Federal laws.  One could argue that Law Enforcement is the ‘active duty branch’ of the ‘State Militia’, and that the constant flow of illegal immigrants could be considered a form of societal invasion.

Furthermore, Article VI, Clause 2, stipulates, “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the Law of the Land.”

Because SB1070 consistently defers to Federal Authorities, it should be deemed as being “in Pursuance” of the Constitution, where we have established Congress has a duty to create “Rules of Naturalization”.

Article VI, Clause 3, clarifies that, “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution.”

That means that, by passing SB1070 into law, the Arizona Legislature is actually executing their duties under the Constitution.  I am willing to bet you are wishing we could say that about Congress.  Instead, Congress is too busy taking over the financial industry, the auto industry, the housing industry, the healthcare industry, increasing taxes, passing laws that do not pass constitutional muster, and spending our way into oblivion, to actually perform the duties obligated to them by the Constitution.

In fact, we should applaud the Arizona Legislature.  Now residents, and those of us who are asked for our I.D. while visiting their great State, can announce with great pride,

I AM AN AMERICAN!


President Obama’s Biggest Failure and Success

March 3, 2010

Approximately one year ago, Rush Limbaugh countered Barack Obama’s continuing mantra of “Hope and Change” with a Hope of his own, that President Obama’s Socialistic agenda fails.

Although Mr. Limbaugh articulated his message clearly, the “left” could not break the habit of misconstruing his words, and soon there was an all out media blitz.  With the simplest of ease, any grade-schooler could have put together a seemingly endless montage of media ‘talking-heads’ stating; “Rush Limbaugh says he hopes the President fails.”  Very few in the media defended Mr. Limbaugh’s statement.

Even the First Lady, Michelle Obama, jumped on the ‘Rush-bashing’ bandwagon, obviously suffering from willful ignorance, when she aped the media in wrongfully citing Rush’s statement, and then claimed; “If the President fails, then America fails.”  Then asked, “Is that what you want for this country?”

President Obama has complained, on numerous occasions, about “inheriting” a financial meltdown.  However, not once has President Obama admitted that, as a member of the Senate, he helped create the very meltdown he fully credits to the former President.  According to the rants of President Obama, and members of his administration, President Bush was an absolute failure.

Watch it!  Mr. President, you are on the verge of contradicting your wife.  Mrs. Obama informed us that, beyond a doubt, if the President fails, so too, does the country.  Should America assume that you, Mr. President, or your wife, believes that our proud nation is a failure?

Oh, that’s right.  President Obama already explained that we were in a tailspin, spiraling out of control, when he took the helm.  But for his brave and determined actions, America was destined for absolute ruin.

So, what bold, great actions can we attribute to President Obama that has turned our nation from the path of destruction to a soaring success?  Let’s examine what the President has accomplished in his first year in the Oval Office.

We have watched the President travel all over the world, and listened to him badmouth America at almost every stop.

We have listened to President Obama’s adolescent like claims, that former President G.W. Bush is single-handedly to blame for all of the problems our nation faces today.

We have watched him gratefully accept gifts that denounce America, while he tries to earn ‘Brownie Points’ from our communist foes.

We have experienced national embarrassment when he bowed to foreign leaders, not once, but on at least two separate occasions.

Although partially successful, by inflicting damage and creating an atmosphere of control in some financial institutions, President Obama failed in his attempt at a hostile Government takeover of Wall Street.  After the Presidents support of the “Financial Bailout”, with a ‘sky is falling’ mentality, the President, who claimed he did not want to run the banks, turned around, and in his next breath appointed new bank executives, began dictating salaries, and refused banks that offered to pay back the money, borrowed by the Government to initially “lend” to the banks.  Even now, many banks are trying desperately to rid themselves of government intervention.

The President has succeeded however, in partnering with the Labor Unions, most significantly in the act of taking control of a large portion of the American auto industry, namely General Motors and Chrysler.  His latest commitment to this partnership is in naming Union Boss, Andrew Stern to his newly formed Debt Commission.

Then there is the failed ‘Stimulus Bill’.  The President was sure that the stimulus bill had to be passed immediately.  Without a stimulus, America was going to fail.  Unemployment was going to rise to over ten percent, we needed to supply more money into the public because the financial institutions were on the verge of ‘post-bailout bankruptcy’, threatening devastation to the taxpayers.  Businesses were shutting down, bailed out banks were not lending money, the housing industry was sinking like a lead balloon, people were losing their homes, livelihoods, and the promise of a future.

President Obama and the Congressional Democrats forced their will on America, and passed their $1 trillion ‘Stimulus Bill’.  After unaccountably spending some 20% of the money, nothing has changed except the size of our nation’s unsecured debt.

Reported unemployment still jumped to over ten percent, financial institutions continue to fail, people continue to lose their homes and livelihoods as companies close their doors at a rapid pace, and our financial future looks very bleak.  As to overwhelming expenses to the taxpayers, we do not even know how much it will cost for what the Government has spent until now, let alone where they have spent it.  So much for the promise of transparency and accountability.

Ironically, when it comes to spending America’s money on socialistic government programs, such as bailouts, stimulus, and efforts to socialize healthcare, President Obama is fearlessly bold and willingly decisive.  He rushes headlong into promoting the most socialistic of programs with an urgency only matched by con artists, or Circus Callers yelling, “Hurry!  Hurry!”

However, in matters affecting our national security, and supporting the troops, deployed at his command, the President’s resolve wavers.  Instead of remaining brave and determined, as is his Constitutional responsibility, he demonstrates a lack of intestinal fortitude, taking months to make a decision such as that regarding the deployment of reinforcements in Afghanistan.

The President consistently proves to be unwilling to commit to actions against our nations invaders and enemies, yet has boldly circumvented the Constitution.  Instead of nominating people to necessary offices, and allowing the Senate to fulfill their Constitutional duty of providing “Advice and Consent” through the confirmation process, the President, in performing his few successes, unflinchingly named Czars.

So, the President has, in his first year in the Oval Office, taken control of a large portion of one of the last remnants of American industrialization in the auto industry, and partnered heavily with the unions.  He has attempted to takeover the financial industry, committed to unprecedented spending, committing our future generations to an unsustainable burden of debt, and continues his attempts to take control of our healthcare industry, or financially speaking, up to 15% of our nation’s economy. No communist mentality here.  But, I digress.

All of this said, President Obama’s biggest failure is that he has no comprehension of what America is, or what makes the People of our nation great. 

President Obama fails miserably in understanding that America is envied and loved, the world over, for her iconic representation of Liberty, individual Freedom, and the promotion of Independence. 

The President fails to understand that our common conviction to these core values is what makes America great; that individuals believe so strongly, they are willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice to protect these values, not just for our own Freedom, but for that of our families, friends, and neighbors; and yes, for our country.

The President fails to understand that Freedom allows for different political ideologies, but that these core components of our belief may not be jeopardized, for they are the foundation of our country, and every American.

Amazingly, the President’s biggest success is derived from his biggest failure.  President Obama, with a little assistance from his leftist base, has roused the “Sleeping Dragon”, galvanizing America into action.  The President, along with the Congressional Democrats, have given voice to the “Silent Majority”, causing conservatives to rally around our liberty and freedom; and we are fighting mad.

American’s are standing up, united in telling the Government,

Stop!  We are fed up with politics as usual!  American Government is out of control and we are not taking it anymore!  We will not stand by and idly watch incompetent politicians destroy our nation, or our children’s future.

Government has overstepped it’s permissions and authority and we the People are demanding it’s members to cease and desist all such activities.  If Government refuses to listen, we the People will exercise our Constitutional Authority and take back control of our nation!


Globalization of our Nation

June 17, 2009

As I proclaimed previously in “Cash for Clunkers”, the creation of Government Motors has firmly placed the Government in bed with the United Auto Workers (UAW).

The UAW still has a labor contract with Chrysler, who was bought out by FIAT. The Italian Government subsidizes FIAT, to offset the taxes paid from the sales of FIAT’s products in the U.S.

Just one big, happy, global, auto industry family, and you and I, the Taxpayers, are on the hook to pay for the wedding. Gee, not only did we not get a piece of cake, we were never invited to the wedding. No, we were never even consulted about the new arrangements of intimacy.

Then too, we cannot forget to add our new “Dutch Uncle”, the Chinese, to the equation. The Chinese will not be reduced to eating leftovers after becoming the single largest holder of American debt. Now that the Chinese have bought the Hummer line from GM, you can bet they will play heavily in the final formula.

I believe you are beginning to get the picture. President Obama is taking drastic steps to globalize our market. The creation of a partnership between the Labor Union and the Government is a major step toward Socialism. The UAW is acting as the modern day proletariat, as described by Karl Marx in his Communist Manifesto.

The UAW, as the modern day proletariat, will now have direct access to influencing policy and increasing their funding, by tapping into tax money. On the other hand, the Government will have a way to launder money through the auto industry, and the UAW, into political war chests, to finance the campaigns of their favorite liberal stool pigeons.

Upon further review, there is the little matter of “conflict of interest” on the part of the UAW. The UAW is still contracted to provide labor to Chrysler, now owned by a foreign carmaker, while at the same time being part owner of a domestic carmaker. I cannot help but wonder how much influence the Italian Government will have in our Government through a proxy relationship, using FIAT and the UAW as a conduit.

Now doesn’t that make for a nice, cozy little package? But, hey! If we play our cards right, this comfy little arrangement could put us in line for a membership in the European Union.

As for our new “Dutch Uncle” from China, of course, because they own so much of our debt, we will be told that we must enter into a free trade agreement with them. Then they will have a market for those fuel efficient Hummer’s. You know, the SUV’s the Government keeps claiming nobody wants to purchase.

This is starting to look a lot like a solidification of “Global Citizenry”, or more commonly known as “One World Government”. Do you think that is a stretch? Then argue the points I have made.

While you are at it, try to explain what constitutional role we play in a “Global Justice” effort, using our military as an “International Police Agency” instead of the highly trained fighting force of our nation. Try to rationalize why we are sending FBI agents to Afghanistan to read Miranda Rights to captured “enemy combatants”, before CIA agents can question them, thus extending the Constitutional Rights of American citizens to the people of other nations.

Did I mention that these individuals are “enemy combatants”, caught on the battlefield? The policy, quietly adopted by President Obama, seeks to protect those who actively target U.S. military personnel, and citizens, in attempts to harm and kill us.

What is next? I wonder how long before we attempt to concede more sovereignty to the United Nations. That could begin to pave the way to extend voting privileges to Castro, Kim Jong-il, or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Or, maybe we can release the detainees at Guantanamo Bay and have them create a Jihadist Party and a Hamas Party to vie for political power against the Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.

As I claimed in “Just an Average American”, I will attempt to provoke thought. Think about my comments here. As troubling as it sounds, it makes sense.

Think about the actions and proclamations of President Obama in his short tenure in the Oval Office. He has travelled the globe, apologizing for America’s exceptionalism, admonishing our standards of living, and condemning our past foreign policies. According to that which Barack Obama preaches, America is a portrayed as a cancer to the rest of the world, and the President alone has the cure. His policies of reaching out to empower and appease our adversaries and the endless degradation of America are the answers he proposes.

Let me give you a news flash. France and Spain tried this method of achieving peace. They were bombed for their trouble, demonstrating that their practice of appeasement was an exercise of futility. Maybe, then State Senator Obama, was too busy studying and perfecting the implementation of Saul Alinsky’s radical teachings, to pay attention to the unfolding real life events.

Then again, Barack Obama is not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to learning lessons from History. After all, the President espoused the belief that the Constitution of the United States is a list of “negative rights”. He went on to express, and I paraphrase, the Founders only mandated the restrictions of Government, they failed to express what Government is supposed to do for the people.

In my opinion, this is the most troubling public statement Barack Obama has ever made. As a graduate of Harvard, and a Constitutional Professor, he should understand, better than most, that the Founders intentionally set out to limit the authorities and power of the Government. They believed that authority and power should be reserved to the people and the States, respectively.

In his mind, instead of being elected into an office of servitude, Barack Obama has succeeded in his bid for power through the mantra of “Hope and Change”. Now he fully intends to push our nation in a direction it was never intended. He is adopting policies of socialism, at the cost of individual liberty and responsibility. He works tirelessly toward the induction of our exceptional nation into the mediocrity of globalization. In doing so, he attempts to reduce the greatness of liberty and freedom, to the oppression of a socialized, tyrannical dictatorship.

If you still think that is a stretch, think about the power President Obama has already seized for the Government. We now know that the banks were forced into the financial bailout, and that they were repudiated when they attempted to return the bailout money. We also know that a large amount of the bailout money for the financial industry went to foreign owned banks.

We have watched President Obama lead the way for a hostile Government takeover of the auto industry; farming pieces of it out to foreign ownership. He espouses support of failed energy policies, restricting domestic production of energy sources and forcing our dependence on foreign entities.

He marches lockstep in supporting the vilification of the corporate world, consistently attempting to persuade people to vacate “Corporate America”. He preaches that greedy CEO’s make too much money, and therefore require “Government imposed salary caps”. What’s next, more Government ownership?

Maybe the President does not understand that part of our country’s greatness depends on our industrialization, which by the way is profit driven. Conversely, could he be setting the stage to sell corporate ownership to foreign interests, as a means to promote further globalization?

In short, the examples are numerous and the evidence is clear; you only need to look past the sycophant media spin to see that all indicators point to our being led into a socialistic state.

I for one, appreciate my liberty and freedom, and my right of self-governance. I revel in the opportunity to make the best of myself, without limitations placed on me, through the process of rulership. I reject any individual that would pervert the standards and values of my nation, and any efforts to devalue that, for which so many have fought and died. I know what America is, and what it represents, and oppose any who attempt to redefine it.

There you have it. I leave no questions as to what I believe, or where I stand. What do you think? Are you American enough to stand with me, “just an average American”, in support of individual freedom and liberty, and oppose the socialization of our nation? Are you willing to stop the induction of our country into a doctrine of globalization, under which we would become just another member state of a “One World Government”?

Step back from your party affiliations and the rhetoric. Try to personalize the events of our nation, as if the events were limited to your life, your household, within your community, and the neighboring communities. Look at what is happening and what has already transpired. Understand the implications, and the consequences of current events.

Are we, as a nation, protecting individual liberty and freedom? Are we promoting self-governance, and personal responsibility? Are we preserving the vision of our Founders? Or, as a people, are we allowing the government to lead us into a state of dependency? Are those we elected, attempting a form of tyranny? Worse yet, are they conceding our sovereignty?

You decide. Do you want to be part of an independent nation based on liberty and freedom? Or, would you rather become a “citizen of the world” and therefore reduce our nation’s status to that of a simple, socialistic member state of the world?

Think about it.


Cash for Clunkers – The New Government Motors Corp.

June 11, 2009

Have you heard? Congress is now considering giving out cash for clunkers.  That is, they are considering the idea, of giving buyers up to $4500.00 for their old, gas guzzling clunkers, toward the purchase of a new, fuel-efficient vehicle.

Now things are beginning to make sense.  As you know by now, the Government is the proud new owner of approximately 60% of General Motors (GM). The United Auto Workers Union (UAW) has partnered with the Government, and purchased approximately 15% of GM. This is ironic when you think of how much of the Auto Bailout money was ultimately received by the UAW, as “legitimate expenses” paid by GM and Chrysler, before the takeover.

But first, let’s look at the business aspects of what is going on here. No matter your social viewpoint, the whole idea for a company to be in existence in a capitalist, free market system is to make profits. The auto industry is no exception to this ideology; they must continuously develop their products, to appeal to the buyers, and thus maintain marketability. Like it or not, without profits, they cannot pay the overhead, or maintain the research and development necessary to sustaining the business. The only way this joint venture can be profitable is to lure people to buy their newly acquired product.

Up until now, auto manufacturers used factory rebates as a sales tool. Now that the Government is in the auto industry, they are legislating the use tax rebates. If you think about this for a moment, the entire auto bailout fiasco could have been avoided, if the Government had used tax incentives toward new car purchases, of American made cars, as proposed by Andrew Wilkow. Mr. Wilkow argued that the money was going to originate with the people regardless, and that using a tax incentive would entice people into purchasing new, American made vehicles, thwarting the need of a Government bailout, and at least allowing the people to have something to show for the money they spent. Now they have legislated the use of tax incentives, but as an unfair advantage to compete for market share.

Has anyone thought to ask where the money is coming from to pay for the incentives being offered?  You can bet its coming from the same place as all the funding for all the other Government programs, your pocket.

This takeover is looking more, and more, like an attempt to monopolize the auto industry, with the exception of Ford Motor Company, who has refused to give in to government ownership. Do you think the Government would adopt new ecological or economical standards for the auto industry, and then give their “Government Entity”, GM, exclusion? Of course, the exclusion would extend to foreign auto manufacturers. That would teach Ford; they would soon wish they had accepted money from the bailout.

As a side note, most of the testing for automotive research and development takes place on the racetrack. I can just imagine, Team POTUS. Look out NASCAR; you could be the next step.

No way! The Government in auto racing? Why not? Besides money, NASCAR already has something that the Government envies, fan loyalty. The Government sees NASCAR Fans the same way they view any other demographic group, a voting block; typical, conservative, “good ole boy” types, loyal to a common interest. You think?

The GM takeover takes place on the heels of the Government supporting a deal for a foreign auto company to purchase Chrysler, who went bankrupt after the bailout. The support is in the form of the Supreme Court allowing the “merger” of Chrysler and FIAT, and at the same time, the forced closure of auto dealerships, thereby allowing the new owners to escape the dealer’s contracts with Chrysler. So much for the promise of saving American jobs. Did I mention the UAW received money from Chrysler as a “legitimate expense” as well?

I wonder if the money received by the UAW, from the manufacturers, as a result of the bailout, was ultimately used as purchasing capitol in this latest scheme. If so, I wonder if the Taxpayers now technically own part of the UAW, as the bailout was paid from tax dollars.

To compound the issue, it seems the UAW will still have labor agreements with FIAT, who bought out Chrysler. FIAT is tied to the Italian Government, in as much as, to offset American taxes paid for the sales of their automobiles here in the U.S., FIAT is subsidized, thus completing the loop.

The U.S. Government, the UAW, and the Italian Government, all members of one big, happy, global, auto industry family, and you and I, the Taxpayers, are on the hook to pay for the wedding. Gee, we didn’t even get a piece of cake. I almost forgot, the Chinese are going to be our new “Dutch Uncle”, because they bought the Hummer line from GM. That should work to throw a monkey wrench in the SUV Market.

As to financing, the Government is already controlling several financial institutions. It is only a matter of timing until the announcement of a special, low interest auto-financing program. I bet it will have full Government backing, just like Fannie Mea and Freddie Mac. Wow, how about that?

No matter how you serve it up, President Obama is leading our nation down a road to failed ideologies and policies. Keep watching, if you dare, for where I think it could lead us.

(Check out my follow-up to this article in Globalization of Our Nation)