Today is election day in Pennsylvania.
There is not a lot of excitement in the local elections, but there are a couple of noteworthy selections:
1. Local Sheriff. You need to vote carefully for this office. The Sheriff is the only duly elected law enforcement officer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as I have discussed previously on this site. There are a lot of reasons to invest heavily in, and vote carefully for this office. I suggest you vote wisely and then get to know your sheriff.
2. Retaining state judges. I am voting AGAINST retaining Max Baer and Ron Castille for two reasons: a) I believe in term limits, so it’s a matter of principal and b) both of these men voted against the voter ID laws. I still don’t understand how we can require ID to buy cigarettes, alcohol, get a credit card, access our bank accounts, and a wide variety of other daily transactions large and small, but where it’s really important to have integrity through positive identification of an individual – the exercise of the right to vote – suddenly it’s a violation of someone’s civil rights to ask for ID. Hogwash. These justices did not earn the right to stay on the bench in my opinion.
Remember, if you don’t vote, you DON’T have the right to complain – or even to express an opinion on legislative matters. Your vote IS an expression of your opinion, and it’s the only one that really counts at the end of the day. GO VOTE.
Our government has proven that they do not deserve our respect, or our allegiance.
I salute and celebrate those who oppose tyranny, who are willing to stand up and say “we’re not going to take this anymore.”
This not about creating lawlessness, this is about DEFYING lawlessness, and a lack of respect for all things American – BY OUR OWN GOVERNMENT.
While I feel for my friends and relatives affected by the government shutdown, the discomfort is, in my mind, a reminder of why we are fighting this battle: no one should be dependent on the government for the sustenance of life, and the government should not have that much power over anyone.
The founding fathers, and those first involved in the business of government, did not “profit” from their involvement; rather, they sacrificed. It did not take long, however, before profit crept into government, and those who understood such things began to tear down the separations of power, chip away at the securities and guarantees of personal liberty embedded in the Constitution, and distort and destroy the very fabric of the Republic.
This has been the fate of every free people in history; and those who are not willing to go on making sacrifices for the sake of freedom, those who do not value liberty above every other virtue, those who are not willing to wear the label of “rebel” in order to preserve the Republic, are destined to lose everything they thought they were preserving; the comfort and security they worshiped will evaporate, and along with it will go their rights, their property, and eventually their lives.
How did the founding fathers know it was time for a revolution? Would we recognize the signs today? I wonder…
A number of politicians from both political parties have come out against President Obama’s plan to bomb Syria. So, here’s a question: if white politicians don’t support a black president who wants to bomb brown people, is that racist? –Jodi Miller
What does this story
Have in common with this story?
Both of these stories, and many others, represent a growing and disturbing trend in our society – the total disregard, by elected officials, for the laws they are supposed to uphold.
Unfortunately, these elected officials send a message to the general population: laws are not binding, and you may break them at will for any reason, or for no reason.
When certain elements of the general public see elected officials breaking the law, it encourages them to do the same.
We are reaching a point where people believe there are no serious consequences for their actions. When they do a “risk/benefit analysis” on breaking the law, they believe the risk is worth it.
In the case of D. Bruce Hanes, there is almost NO expectation that there would be any negative consequence from being the first elected official in Pennsylvania to issue an illegal marriage license; and the benefit is “five minutes of fame” with your name all over the national propaganda machine.
In the case of Michele Reapsmith, she enjoyed the “fruits of her labor” over an almost five year period and received a suspended sentence.
As leadership promotes a climate of lawlessness and rebellion, a spiritual attitude is spawned within the society at large; an attitude that eventually leads to anarchy and chaos.
I believe that’s the slippery slope we’re heading down.
Finally, some journalistic truth about the Trayvon Martin case.
Unfortunately this truth will not help restore George Zimmerman’s life.
No matter that he was found not guilty in a fair trial by a jury of his peers.
Whipped and goaded by a national press propaganda machine run amok, the entire nation, including our very, very racist president and his Attorney General lackey, have pronounced George Zimmerman guilty.
… and no one, NO ONE, wants to hear the truth.
Making of America Seminar
A Making of America Seminar will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7 in honor of Constitution Day (Sept. 17) at Christian Life Academy, 3978 State Route 257, Seneca, PA from 8:30 to 4:30 pm. A general outline is as follows:
8:30 to Noon – Developing America’s Great Success Formula – this is the exciting exploration which Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Washington and others made in order to rediscover the key to the creation of the first free nation in modern times. We trace their adventure from 1400 B.C. to A.D. 1787.
12:00 to 12:45 Lunch Break (included in the registration price)
12:45 to 4:30 pm The Perfect Plan of Liberty – a refreshing look at the solid political and economic principles from the preamble through the amendments to the Constitution. You learn perhaps for the first time, how nearly every problem in America today can be solved by restoring these successful concepts.
Cost of the seminar is
$30 for adults (includes lunch)
$50 for family of three (includes lunch)
$10 each for each child thereafter (includes lunch)
This seminar is appropriate for ages 12 or older. Trainer for the event will be Mr. Bill Norton, a member of the National Support Team of the National Tea Party Patriots. This educational event is being sponsored by Venango County TEA Party Patriots. Registrations are due by Aug. 15 and can be made by calling 814-671- 7110. Checks can be made payable to VCTPP and sent to 155 Summit Drive, Franklin, PA 16323.