Friday, November 21, 2008

What I Believe (Part 2)

I believe in fiscal sanity.

I don't believe in massive bailouts payed for by taking money from hard working citizens. It doesn't matter if the method of taking is a tax increase or simply borrowing (and printing money) with the inflation and reduction in buying power that produces.

I don't believe in promising health care and prescriptions, welfare and retirement, or any other hand out, any more than I believe in corporate welfare.

I believe in earning what you have and being careful with what you earn.

And I believe that the government should take as little as possible from its citizens and then spend no more than it takes. To spend future dollars, only burdens our Posterity and robs them of their Liberty.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

What I Believe (Part 1)

I don't know how often I'm going to post this series, but I am going to try to post a set of statements that describe what (and why) I believe as I do...

I believe in limited government.

Not no government. Limited government.

The Government has certain functions it must do. More that it may (and probably should) do. But many more that it should not do.

Now I know lots of people that say this, but don't seem to understand what constitues an appropriate limitiation, or why.

I believe that the government should be limited to those things that are tracable to this:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

As examples, proper funding of the Department of Defense is required by "provide for the common defense".

Environmental law is allowed under "promote the general Welfare", but since keeping businesses in business also "promotes the general Welfare", there is a tension that should keep both in balance.

On the other hand, a law that would, for example, require radio stations to provide time for talk for any specific point of view (i.e., "fairness doctrine"), can not be traced to any clause and must be resisted.

That's the first thing that I believe.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Geeking Out

Today, photos were released of the planets beyond our own planetary system.

Total geek out.

If you want to see them, go here.

If you don't, what's wrong with you?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

No Kidding...

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals

A nice way to ease back into blogging after the ends of the baseball season and the election.

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Campaign Is Finally Over

Today the campaign ends. Tomorrow the voting ends.

There has been rancor on both sides, and I fear that there has been much voter fraud. Especially in my beloved Ohio.

But despite it all, tomorrow we finally find out: McCain or Obama.

I've been clear that I support McCain. I hope he wins. I have my doubts that it will happen.

Tomorrow, no matter who wins, I will support my President-elect. I will hope and pray that he makes good choices, for my children and yours, for all our futures. May the next President be blessed with good health and wisdom. May God truly bless them.

And May God Bless America.

And the Liberal Left Will Do... What?

We all know that the left believes in government interference in our lives.

We also know that "Hollywood" and the left are tightly coupled.

So now we have the data to show that teens that see sexual images are more likely to become teenage parents (here).

So, will our friends on the left in Washington make a law to protect our teens (even the most liberal members know that teenage pregancy is bad - see Sen. Obama's comment). Or will they protect their friends in Hollywood?

I know which way I'll bet.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

So I Wonder How Steve Breen Is Voting...

Hint: Go look at his Sunday Editorial Cartoon at the San Diego Union Tribune (here).


Saturday, November 1, 2008