This isn’t about Healthcare

This isn’t about Healthcare
Al Ritter

For the last year and a half we have not been dealing with individual mandates that the liberal progressives want, we have been dealing with ideologies. To the liberals, ideology means everything. To Obama one successful campaign after another is all his Presidency will ever be about, because he lacks the leadership skills to transfer his campaign skills into managerial skills. Obama leaves the “details” to people like Emanuel and Axlerod, which make the glaringly obvious contradictions all that more apparent.

To understand the left you need to understand the intent. They intend to transform America from what it started as in 1776 to yet another country that looks, acts, and smells like any other country in the European Union. They seek to even out the economic playing field among their citizens, but at the same time exclude themselves, and the special interests that put them into a position of power, from said policies.

Their aim is to tax the upper class even more than it’s taxed now, and inflict an inequitable structure to divide the classes. This move clearly shows that they intend to start inter-class wars, and to vilify the business world and those who work cleverly enough or smart enough to make money.

America became world leaders during the Industrial Revolution, when the cleverest of entrepreneurs designed and built the machinery to bring us into the next century. It is amazing to think that our meteoric rise to world leadership has happened in a relatively short period of 230 years. Our patent offices were the very basis of rewarding the best thinkers in our country.

Policies of this administration will reverse that capitalistic advantage that the United States has always enjoyed. Research and technological advances will become things of the past because the government will deem them unnecessary, and needless money wasters. Under the new healthcare laws, the privacy of your medical history will become a thing of the past, medical insurance fraud will flourish, and the government bureaucracy will have to double to handle the load. Doctors are already being told what they can earn through the “doc fix” which is sort of ironic, because it has fixed nothing, only kicked the ball farther down the road for someone else to fix. Student loans have been taken over by the government now, added to the other monopolies the government owns.

Publicly owned companies have become the targets of government. It used to be they were only answerable to their shareholders, but according to this administration, the government can place salary caps on management, placed by some third rate bureaucrat. Who will be next? You silently watch while the new policies don’t affect you, but you can bet they will eventually. Will you voice your opinion then?

It’s funny how the government sees Corporations as the bad guys, and patents as holding the monopolies of this country, but in actuality the private sector knows how to make the money, but the government only knows how to take the money from the golden goose and distribute it to the people THEY see as fit recipients. To give a glaring example of government greed isn’t difficult. Let’s look at the oil companies, they make billions of dollars a year, but they sell billions of gallons a year and their profit margin is tight, some say as little as 3 cents a gallon. The government retrieves more in taxes than the oils companies make in profit on the products. Add that to the fact that the government invests nothing in the way of cost to reap their benefits, no research, no refineries, no employees…….NOTHING. Who is the bigger thief here?

It all boils down to one question. Do you think that government should participate in the social programs and agenda to make one person pay for benefits of another, or do you believe that every person should be responsible for themselves?
Everyone needs to pick a side on this debate, there can be no middle of the road here, and citizens who wander in the middle of the road get hit by traffic.


Kevin Bryant

After last Sunday’s healthcare vote in the house, it is hard not to feel deflated. It seems like the people of the United States has done nothing but fought against the policies and agenda of this president since the day he took office.

Next comes the immigration crisis, then that will be followed by the education crisis using no child left behind as a basis to control all education public and private, then the climate change crisis leading to cap and trade, after that there will be who knows. The government owns half the car industries, many of the banks and financial institutions, they now control healthcare and for the love of God, I don’t know how government control of student loans made its way into a healthcare bill.

Overwhelm the system. That was the strategy of Cloward and Piven. It was also the strategy of Saul Alinsky. One item after another after another in rapid succession until the foundation crumbles under the pressure. In this case, the foundation is the constitution. When you have an administration and congress that circumvents and/or completely ignores the constitution, then it doesn’t take long for it to mean nothing anymore. In the eyes of the administration and congress, it is a document that has restricted the government for far too long and has outlived its usefulness.

Another aspect of overwhelming the system is to take the fight out of the people. Once the people give up hope of retaining the God given rights, government is allowed to whatever it feels like and wants to do. We have been fighting for what is now 15 straight months against this administration and this congress. When you throw in the bailout bill of the Bush administration and the 2008 election cycle, we conservatives have been fighting for around 2 straight years. I stand in awe of the people of this country who still has any fight at all left in them because I have to tell you, I’m pretty drained.

Not all the fighting against the government has been by conservatives either. We have been joined this past year by many independents and moderate democrats. Somewhere between half and three quarters all Americans has been against 2 or more actions by the government in the past year alone. In all these fights, we, the American people have come out the loser. Besides having to take up arms against our own government, what other way is there to actually get our elected members in congress to do the job they were sent to Washington to do and represent us, We The People?

Like many of you, though I want to give up and quit fighting because I am tired of losing, I will continue to stand up and fight for our country, our freedoms and our way of life as intended by God for us.

Stay strong America. November will eventually get here and TOGETHER, we can start voting these self serving clowns out of office and not stop until we get true representation in Washington.

The Missing 13th Amendment

“Titles of Nobility” and “Honor”
The Missing 13th Amendment

William G Burmer

“In the winter of 1983, archival research expert David Dodge, former Baltimore police investigator and Tom Dunn, were searching for evidence of government corruption in public records stored in the Belfast Library on the coast of Maine.’

‘By chance, they discovered the library’s oldest authentic copy of the Constitution of the United States (printed in 1825). Both men were stunned to see this document included a 13th amendment that no longer appears on current copies of the Constitution. Moreover, after studying the Amendment’s language and historical context, they realized the principle intent of this “missing” 13th Amendment was to prohibit lawyers, accredited by the BAR (British Accredited Regency) from serving in government.”

They began to research this discovery over a period of seven years. The following are the results of their search. When we consider the struggle our founders had in constructing our Constitution, taking into account all their varying personalities, it is a miracle of the largest proportions that any final consensus was ever achieved. Thankfully they were able to put aside many of their personal wishes so that we can have, what they finally regarded was the best Republican form of government that could be constructed.

The Constitution would not, however, erase human natures disposition for disagreement and selfish desires for power over principle. The “two party” system of government was in the works from the beginning. After the election of John Adams in 1800 the two party systems would be firmly in place embodied in the Federalist and the Republicans, each with a unique ideology and purpose.

There were many conservative Federalist who desired a centralized government. On the other hand the Anti-Federalist Republicans were skeptical of the Constitutional powers ability to protect citizen’s rights. They desired additional amendments to insure citizen sovereignty.

They were equally unsure that powers of honor and titles of nobility might not become a part of the new system, and give rise to a new Monarchy.

From the beginning of President Washington s’ first administration these concerns were evident. His vice president John Adams counseled with senators on how to receive the President into the congressional chambers. Should they stand or sit? (They stood). How should the President be addressed? Adams suggested, “His Highness, the President of the United States of America and Protector of Their Liberties.” This was definitely too English; in the end the House agreed that “The President of the United States” would do just fine.

It was not long before Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison were convinced that Alexander Hamilton, as Treasury Secretary, was leading the way towards creating a moneyed oligarchy and that titles of nobility would come next. Madison, for one, was fearful of the destruction of the new “Republic.” The idea of turning bankers, investors, and lawyers into baron s’, earls and esquires reeked of monarchical controls for which the revolution spilled its blood to prevent only a few years previous.

Amongst the original 145 to 200 amendments proposed in 1789 as a Bill of Rights for the people was an amendment introduced by Senator Tristram Dalton of Massachusetts, which sought to prohibit and provide a penalty for any American accepting a “Title of Nobility.” (RG 46 Records of the U.S. Senate). It was not passed but it was the first time such an amendment was proposed.

Senator Dalton was born at Newbury Mass 28 May1738. He graduated from Harvard Law in 1755, he was admitted to the bar but never practiced law. Instead he went into the mercantile business. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 1782 to 1788, and speaker in 1784-85. He was elected to the Senate 1789 to 1791.

It was at this time when the original Bill of Rights was being formed when he introduced his Title of Nobility legislation. Dalton died at Boston Mass May 30, 1817. On January 21, 1793 as a roaring crowd of Parisians looked on, the head of Louis Capet formerly His Majesty Louis XVI toppled into the Basket as the blade of the guillotine severed it from his body. This created, at least for a short time, a second Republic. The hopes of a number of nations, inspired by our revolutionary triumph over Britain were testing the old Monarchical controls in Europe and elsewhere.

The eyes of the peoples of the world were seeing the hopes of disengaging themselves from Monarchies and their titles of nobility. Our new Constitution prohibited “titles of nobility,” see Article I, Sections 9 and 10 of 1787.

The year was 1810; the month was January when the original 13th Amendment, entitled “Titles of Nobility,” was again proposed. (See History of Congress proceedings of the Senate, p. 529-530). On April 27, 1810, the Senate voted to pass this Amendment by a vote of 26 to 1; The House resolved in the affirmative 87 to 3; and the following was sent to the States for Ratification: “If any Citizen of the United States shall Accept, claim, receive or retain any title of nobility or honor, or shall, without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a Citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them.” This amendment was to be ratified by 17 states, 13 of which would be required to adopt.

If you compare the wording of the Amendment with Article I, Sections 9, and 10 you will quickly see there are similarities; however, there was no penalty attached in the Constitutional version.

The Amendment, on the other hand, provided that one would lose their citizenship, and would be disqualified from activity within any government office. This would mean that all lawyers, judges, or any person associated with the International Bar Association (which is chartered by the King of England, head quartered in London) along with those associated with the Banking system. Why Bankers? Because they formed alliances with the IBA in order to legitimize

their crimes of fraud, conversion of the lawful money of the United States, and for bribery.

“Contained in the National archives is the following list of states that ratified the 13th Amendment along with the dates: Maryland, Dec. 25, 1810, Kentucky, Jan 31, 1811, Ohio, Jan, 31, 1811, Delaware, Feb, 2, 1811, Pennsylvania, Feb, 6, 1811, New Jersey, Feb. 2, 1811,

Vermont, Oct. 24, 1811, Tennessee, Nov. 21 1811, Georgia, Dec. 13, 1811, North Carolina, Dec. 23, 1811, Massachusetts, Feb. 27, 1812, New Hampshire, Dec. 10, 1812. It was consummated by Virginia’s ratification on Mar. 12, 1819. Word of Virginias 1819 ratification spread throughout the States along with Rhode Island and Kentucky publishing the new Amendment in 1822. Additionally evidence was found that Ohio first published the Constitution containing the Amendment in 1824. Maine ordered 10,000 copies of the constitution with the 13th Amendment to be printed for use in the schools, in 1825.”

One might be inclined to conclude this would be the end of the matter, however, in 1829, the following quote appears on p.23, Vol. 1 of the New York Revised Statutes: “In the edition of the Laws of the U.S. Before referred to, there is an amendment printed as Article 13, prohibiting citizens from accepting titles of nobility or honor, or presents, offices, &c. From foreign nations. But, by a message of the president of the United States of the 4th of February 1818, in answer to a resolution of the House of Representatives, it appears that this amendment had been ratified only by 12 states, and therefore had not been adopted. See Vol. IV of the printed papers of the 1st session of the 15th congress, No. 76.” In 1854, a similar note appeared in the Oregon Statutes; both notes refer to the Laws of the United States, 1st vol. P. 73 (or 74).

Historical records show that on Feb 6, 1818 President Monroe reported in a letter to the House that the Secretary of State John Adams had written a letter to the Governors of Virginia, South Carolina, and Connecticut telling them that the 13th Amendment had been ratified by 12 States and rejected by New York, and Rhode Island. He asked the governors to notify him of their legislature’s position. (See House Document No. 76).

On February 28, 1818 Secretary of State John Adams reported in House Document No. 129 that South Carolina rejected the Amendment. No other responses were forthcoming. Virginia did not confirm nor did they deny. The Virginia House Journal showed an official letter and other documents from Washington dated March 10, 1819 that the Virginia legislature passed Act No. 280 p 299 the following Action: “Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that there shall be published an edition of the Laws of this Commonwealth in which shall be contained the following matters, that is to say: “The Constitution of the United States and the Amendments thereto…” This act was to be included in the re-publication of the Virginia Civil Code of March 12, 1819 where-in the 13th Amendment would be included.’

The Amendment, on the other hand, provided that one would lose their citizenship, and would be disqualified from activity within any government office. This would mean that all lawyers, judges, or any person associated with the International Bar Association (which is chartered by the King of England, head quartered in London) along with those associated with the Banking system. Why Bankers? Because they formed alliances with the IBA in order to legitimize their crimes of fraud, conversion of the lawful money of the United States, and for bribery.

With an understanding that those same forces who were allied against ratification of the 13th Amendment were afoot, the delegates in the Virginia legislature took extraordinary measures to be sure that it was published in sufficient quantities (4,000 copies) and they also instructed the printer to send a copy to President James Monroe, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson.’

‘The printer was a Mr. Thomas Ritchie. He was bonded and required to be accurate in his work. The printing of this act of the legislature is prima facie evidence of ratification. No other requirement for ratification is contained in the Constitution at this time in the history of our Republic. President Monroe s’ letter and response above have been used as evidence that the 13th Amendment was never adopted; however, abundant evidence disclaims this assertion. The real truth was destroyed doubtless as a consequence of the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, during the War of 1812 and, other evidences later, during the Civil War in 1860”. (a)

(a) All quotations with regards to the “Missing 13th Amendment” are used by permission and are contained within the pages of the Anti Shyster a Critical examination of the American Legal System. Amendment Subverted from U.S. Constitution. “Titles of Nobility” and “Honors” Editor & Publisher /Alfred Adask with David Dodge, Researcher. Authorities at the National Archives when confronted with the evidence of ratification by 26 States and Territories who published the amendments say it was done in error. No one, not any President, the Congress, or the Supreme Court have challenged the evidence by the states. The Amendment was not repealed or corrected or publicly denied. “It simply----disappeared.”

Thanks to Mr. Alfred Adask for his assistance in obtaining this information for use in this text.

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Gov. Martin O’Malley says healthcare reform will save MD $1 billion

Gov. Martin O’Malley says healthcare reform will save MD $1 billion
Al Ritter

Governor O’Malley claims the healthcare reform will save Maryland $1 billion over a 10 year period because the federal government will shoulder some of the costs that Maryland has paid in the past. O’Malley has made his claim of cost savings before he has even appointed a panel to study and make suggestions on implementation of the new healthcare mandates.

The Sunday partisan healthcare reform will be forced through by any means necessary, but even states with Democratic Governors have claimed state sovereignty over the federal mandates on the grounds that healthcare is NOT mentioned in the Constitution thereby granting the right for states to make individual decisions on the program’s acceptance or denial.

Governor O’Malley’s claims fly in the face of 35+ states poised to force lawsuits against the Federal Government’s partisan legislation on healthcare. Many states including Virginia under Governor Bob McDonnell have claimed that the new mandate threatens the fiscal future of their states. Virginia expects to lose $1 billion over 12 years according to McDonnell.

Governor O’Malley hasn’t been able to balance his budget without robbing from other areas of the budget of what he considers to be excess funds, and now makes this baseless claim. Every state has mandates of their own for health care, and Maryland is one of the highest with 66. Virginia on the other hand only has 60 (still high), and yet O’Malley makes claims of saving money while Virginia will see a net loss. Someone is not being truthful, and with 35+ states claiming the same future losses as Virginia, I would tend to side with McDonnell and not with O’Malley.

O’Malley has a past history of poor money management, both as a Mayor and now as the Governor, his past is hardly a glowing endorsement of the future of the State of Maryland, or his personal judgment.

Riding Out The Storm

Riding Out The Storm
Kevin Bryant

I sit here knowing that the House of Representatives will vote in 48 hours to either pass or kill the healthcare bill. My gut tells me they are going to pass it by way of reconciliation and send it back to the Senate.

What I do not understand is why someone elected to office would - a.) Willingly go against the will of the people, - b.) Purposely vote for something that is most likely going to be deemed as against the constitution & - c.) Commit political suicide.

37 states have either passed legislation or in the process of passing legislation that would nullify this bill in their states in accordance with article 10 of the constitution in the event that the healthcare bill in its current form, manages to get past both houses. Several state Attorney Generals are researching and drafting their defense in the event that this bill passes and they have top take their case to the Supreme Court. You know - that same court Obama criticized in his state of the union address.

Almost every member of congress as well as the president has stated that people no longer trust their government. This is a prime example of why we do not trust government. They no longer serve our best interest. They put their own political careers ahead of what is good for the country. Here with healthcare and coming soon, cap & trade, they are putting the president’s agenda ahead of their own political futures as well as what is good for the country. Are they clinging to the hope that the American people will forgive and forget their deeds between now and the mid-term elections? Does the president think he is going to be able to save them by passing his agenda or perhaps he is convinced that he can still govern in spite of the fact that it is highly likely he will lose one or both houses during the mid-terms?

What are those on congress thinking? Do they honestly believe this Obama is going to be re-elected? Last poll showed that he has slipped from an approval rating in the 60’s during the beginning months of his presidency to a rating on the mid 40’s in less than a year and a half. Pelosi has the lowest approval rating of any Speaker of the House in the history of polls taken. Congress in general is only a couple of points away from the lowest ratings ever. They aren’t listening to the people yet they continue to tell us to trust them. Why should we?

There is no rational coming out of congress. Moderate democrats are not willing to take a hard stand in force against even what they see as a very progressive liberal agenda. During congress’s one joint meeting over healthcare, the republicans should have stuck to one principal: Kill this bill and start again from scratch. Those should have been the only words coming out of their mouths, but they didn’t do that. Perhaps they will learn this lesson before the senate takes up cap & trade which Obama wants to happen before the mid-terms.

Despite what the vote is this weekend, this congress and this administration has managed to split this country more than it has been in the past 140 years. The only difference between the divisions now and those of the Civil War era is the fact that this to date has been a peaceful division. This country is more divided now than during the Civil Rights era and the Vietnam War era.

If the vote this weekend fails, this country is still going to be divided until the day Obama is forced out of the White House. If the vote this weekend continues this healthcare fiasco on a path to becoming a law, the rifts between conservatives and liberal as well as the rift between the people and government will continue to grow with no end in site before 2012.

It is my opinion that the only way to heal a majority of this country is if democrats lose the house and senate, republicans bring ethics charges up on both Harry Reid (provided he wins re-election) and Nancy Pelosi over strong arm tactics, congressional bribery and failure to uphold the oath of office. Also bring impeachment proceedings against President Obama on failure to uphold the oath of office, bribing members of congress and acting outside the limitations of the constitution.

Pete and Repeat

Pete and Repeat
Kevin Bryant

Pete and Repeat were sitting on a fence, Pete fell off, who is left? __________, Pete and Repeat were sitting on a fence, Pete fell of, who is left? ___________

Doesn’t this sound like Washington? For months we have heard nothing but the same thing over and over. It’s like repeating the most boring dream you have ever had over and over, night after night, until you are so afraid to go to sleep because you know what is coming.

Healthcare, Climate Change, Social Justice, Spread the Wealth, I inherited this, the previous administration, yadi ya ya. Geez, you would thing that in 14 months, someone in the White House or some liberal in congress could come up with something new every once in a while. In the past 14 months, I would like to think that I have managed to not repeat myself more than once a month. In Washington, they can’t go 24 hours without repeating something they originally said a year ago.

There should be a law that any bill introduced in congress has a lifespan of 30 calendar days per chamber. If it is not voted on within 30 days by the body that it was introduced in, the bill automatically gets filed in the circular file or recycled into cardboard.

Healthcare has been debated for over a year now. For 12 excruciatingly long months we have had to listen to this reason or that for needing healthcare reform. We have endured countless stories of families in crisis because of rising health care cost, most of which those stories turned out to be false.

Here is something congress won’t tell you about the cost of healthcare. Americans want some form of healthcare reform but not the reform that this administration and this congress are trying to shove down our throats. Because they refuse to listen to the people of this country, the debate on healthcare has cost the tax payers approximately 75.6 MILLION dollars and that is just in annual base salary for the clowns in the house. This doesn’t include the pay for each member of the senate or the cost of traveling around and trying to pedal this snake poison to the American people.

That’s right, we, the tax payers, have shelled out over 75 million dollars just for the privilege of listening to Nancy Pelosi spew her twisted points of view for 12 LOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGG months.

Since the house has managed to waste more than $174,000 on average per member for literally accomplishing nothing over more than a year now, I think they should have to repay all their 2009 salaries.

Note to Nancy: Shut Up and put it to a vote already.

Happy 2nd Anniversary

Happy 2nd Anniversary
Kevin Bryant

I don’t know what is more shocking, the fact that I have been writing stuff for 2 years now or the fact that you have not hung poor Al in effigy for posting the things I write. As I said in the beginning, I am not a writer. Before now, the only thing I have ever written was letters and that was before the age of email.

What started out as Al asking me to write a couple of pieces has tuned into more than 100 to date. I don’t know the exact amount because I didn’t start keeping the things I wrote until the end of July last year.

What truly amazes me is Al has posted all but one piece that I have written. Looking back, I’m glad he didn’t post it. It was the only thing I have written while I was still mad at the situation. I opened it up a couple of weeks ago and could not believe I actually wrote that. Thank you Al for not posting that. If you don’t remember what it was, too bad because I’ll not drag it out of the archives.

More importantly, I would like to thank of you for putting up with me and my lack of proofreading abilities. I have had fun these past two years and hope you have enjoyed them as well.

Thank you,


In Support Of Dan Rather

In Support Of Dan Rather
Kevin Bryant

I don’t like Dan Rather’s political views. If I were ever to meet the man, I would shake his hand out of politeness only. I would not be rude to the man but he would know if we were ever to discuss politics that we are on opposite ends of the political spectrum.

Dan Rather made a statement about Obama couldn’t sell watermelons on the side of the road if he were given a state trooper to flag down traffic for him. Dan Rather is from Texas, I am from Arkansas. This has been a saying in the south long before political correctness ever took hold in America. This statement has been said 200 times more often about white people than blacks for almost 100 years now. Whites have said it about whites. Whites have said it about blacks. Blacks have said it about both whites and blacks. Calling this a racist statement just shows how ignorant people are to the laid back ways of rural southern United States.

I’m sure that if Dan Rather wanted to make a derogatory remark about Obama based solely on race, he has many to choose from. Just like if Obama wanted to respond with a derogatory statement about Dan Rather based solely on race, I’m sure he has plenty to choose from. Like I said, I don’t like Dan Rather’s political views. I don’t know him personally but from what I do know of him, he used to be a well respected news journalist.

The PC madness in America has to stop. If we jailed everyone who, thanks to political correctness, has offended someone, more than 95% of all Americans would have a criminal record including everyone who has ever served in the House, the Senate and served as President including our current President.

Why is it that everything related to the south found to be offensive? We raise cotton, we raise soybean, we raise catfish and we raise chickens and yes, we raise watermelons. These are a part of life in the south. If you don’t like them then quit wearing clothes made from cotton. Quit using products that are made from soybeans. Quit eating catfish and chicken and especially watermelons if they offend you. Texas is the top watermelon producing state in the U.S. It makes sense that a statement involving watermelons would be common place there and it be used by everyone regardless of race for almost a century now.

I had a black drill sergeant once from New York who knew I was from Arkansas tell me to get my pig smelling, southern fried, watermelon eating (backside) out of his face. Should I have written him up for making a racist remark towards me?

If Dan Rather’s remarks were racist, then I surely must be a racist because I like the taste of KFC chicken over Pop-Eye’s.

Helping Non-Progressive Democrats Save Their Jobs

Helping Non-Progressive Democrats Save Their Jobs
Kevin Bryant

Now that you have finally taken your eyes off the title, I bet you are still asking yourself: “Why would he want to save their jobs”? This is easy. If they follow my very simple and painless advice, We the People win.

For those democrats in congress who have not sold their souls to the progressive dark side yet, this is for you.

The town hall meetings some of you attended last summer wasn’t a fun thing for you, was it? Many of you met resistance like you have never felt before. America has not forgotten that you are selling us down the river for an idea that just doesn’t work when it comes to health care or cap and trade or just spending in general.

Now you are faced with losing your seat in congress. You can not vote in favor of Obamacare and retain your seat. You don’t want to face the prospect of having Nancy and Harry beating you up for voting against it so here is an idea that might serve your purpose. Don’t Vote. Legislation brought up for a vote has a time limit for voting. Just be absent. Don’t show up on those days. Kids skip school, workers call in sick when they aren’t, who says you can’t miss a day. And in the end, healthcare is defeated once and for all, you get to retain your seat in congress and can continue to paint the republican side as the Party of No.

Here are a few examples to help you. All of these have been used by workers and students. Some with success and some not, but think of them as blueprints for helping you make up your own excuse:

My husband thinks it's funny to hide my car keys before he goes to work.

My heat was shut off, so I had to stay home to keep my snake warm.

A gurney fell out of an ambulance and delayed traffic.

I walked into a spider web on the way out the door and couldn't find the spider, so I had to go inside and shower again.

My father didn't wake me up.

I got locked in my trunk by my son.

My left turn signal was out, so I had to make all right turns to get to work.

I was attacked by a raccoon and had to stop by the hospital to make sure it wasn't rabid.

A groundhog bit my bike tire and made it flat.

I feel like I'm in everyone's way if I show up on time.

My driveway washed away in the rain last night.

I had to go to bingo.

I didn't want to lose the parking space in front of my house.

I hit a turkey while riding a bike.

I had a heart attack early that morning, but I am "all better now."

I donated too much blood.

My dog was stressed out after a family reunion.

I was kicked by a deer.

I contracted mono after kissing a mailroom intern at the company holiday party, and I suggest the company post some sort of notice to warn others who may have kissed him.

I swallowed too much mouthwash.

My wife burned all my clothes and I have nothing to wear to work.

My toe was injured when a soda can fell out of the refrigerator.

I was up all night because the police were investigating the death of someone discovered behind my house.

My psychic told me to stay home.

My dog dialed 911, and the police wanted to question me about what "really" happened.

A raccoon stole my work shoe off my porch.

I tasted some dog food because the dog was not feeling well and now I'm sick.

My chickens' feet were frozen to the driveway.

While at a circus, a tiger urinated on my ear, causing an ear infection.

My son tried to flush our ferret down the toilet and I needed to tend to the ferret.

I ran over a goat.

I was walking my dog, slipped on a toad in my driveway and hurt my back.

I was sprayed by a skunk.

I was spit on by a venomous snake.

I totaled my wife's jeep in a collision with a cow.

In order to pull this off, this requires a talent that each and every one of you have demonstrated a great gift for having over most of your political careers, an ability to lie with a straight face and the ability to think up creative ways to lie. It shouldn’t be too hard. And the best part is, your constituents would not only forgive you for missing work that day, they would actually be grateful that you took a day off.

Squandered Inheritance

Squandered Inheritance
Kevin Bryant

There is a joke in my family about how my parents are going to squander my brother’s $2 inheritance. To see him shed fake tears over the thought of not seeing his $2 is almost too much to bear. I feel his pain.

Lately we have seen several progressive commercials where those on the left are using kids from as old as college students in the early 20’s to as young as 10 years old telling us that we are the cause of all the problems in the United States. They are spreading the idea that only a more powerful and intrusive government is the answer to all the problems. In their minds, it’s only right that since we did not provide them a cost free college education, it is now time for the government to do so. Since we have failed to clean up the environment, government must do it before we destroy ourselves.

We are the ones who stand in their way of progress for a one world utopian government. We are greedy in the fact that we want to keep most of what we work hard for to ourselves. We are squandering their inheritance.

We are seeing the results in our children of years of progressive educational indoctrination by our schools. The schools today preach inclusiveness but promote segregation. They teach math and science but history is distorted. When my kids lived in Texas, they were taught in Texas history that the battle of the Alamo was fought because Mexico did not want to give up their territory. They were not taught that Santa Ana beheaded and mutilated the bodies of the soldiers defending the Alamo and displayed their butchered bodies for all to see.

Constitutional Law is no longer taught. It is now case study law and the reasoning behind the rulings. They do not teach that rival African tribes sold captive Africans to the slave traders. They do not teach that many slaves after the war remained with their former owners because they were better off staying because of the treatment they had received from their formers owners before and immediately after the war instead of venturing off on their own.

Our kids have been taught that there was no such thing as the Evil Empire. They are taught that the Soviet Union was just another country and the cold war was only a battle of differences of ideas between the USSR and the USA. They are not taught about the holocaust or 60 million dying at the hands of Mao. They are taught that it is the job of government to take care of us and to provide for us.

Our children are growing up with the concept that the old Soviet Constitution is the true meaning of our own constitution and we are not leaving this form of government for them. They believe that we are leaving them a planet that is polluted and pillaged beyond anything known to man. They do not know that my parent’s generation inherited a country that most every river was having sewage and manufacturing plant waste water dumped into them. They don’t remember mounds of garbage sitting on top of the ground in landfills. They are not taught that there are more trees on the planet now than there was in the 1930’s or that we are putting fewer pollutants into the air today than we were just 40 years ago. They are being taught that America is the Promised Land for the perfect society and would be if only we dumb adults would get out of the way of socialist progress.

We are squandering their inheritance by trying to hang on to individual freedom. We are impeding progress because we believe the rights of the individual are more sacred than the sacrificing what we have for social equality. Our kids are being taught that we are too old to understand. The sad thing is it is my generation and yours that are teaching this to our kids.

Progressives are telling them that because they are more technically advanced than we are, they are smarter than us. Never mind the old but true statement that with age comes experience. They have been taught to put their trust in government. Experience has taught us not to trust our government. Kids are taught to believe in the words of Obama and Gore. Experience has taught us to trust in the ideas of Madison and Jefferson. Our kids are taught that government should regulate industry and the free market. Experience has taught us that if government leaves industry and the free market alone, it will correct itself better and faster.

Our kids are taught that it is better to trust the theories of academia than the experience of free enterprise. Our kids are taught not to trust the ones they should trust the most, their own parents.

Heil Ritter

Heil Ritter
Kevin Bryant

This morning after waking up, I faced the dreaded choice. Monday’s and Thursday’s, all good Conservative Nazis must wear their Brown Shirt Uniforms and on Tuesday’s and Friday’s we all must don the Black SS Uniform. I don’t like this idea of Wednesday’s being choice day stuff. I sure wish Al “Der Fuhrer” Ritter would make up his mind so that I would not have to think for myself. Seriously, how am I supposed to cope in life if the government allows me to make a choice on my own? So much pressure.

Sorry Al, I was just having a little fun at your expense. To everyone else, if you were offended by the title or the opening paragraph, well, you should be. Conservatives have been called Nazis, Fascist, NeoCons and a host of other things for more than a decade now by people on the left. Either those using these terms are too dumb to know what those terms mean or they do know what they mean and think these words are going to scare people into believing that they should be very afraid of us.

Fascists believe in government control of private property and business. I don’t remember any conservative or any republican for that matter calling for the government to seize control of General Motors or Chrysler. I remember certain republicans calling for bank bailouts but I don’t remember any conservatives calling out for bailouts. I can’t recall conservative judges ruling in favor of government or big business in eminent domain cases or letting murders and child rapist walk free or just giving then probation.

Hitler and his fascist extremist took control of government from within, using blackmail and brute force. They were elected to office by promoting themselves as saviors of the people against an evil government. They promised prosperity and good fortunes for the country and the people of Germany. They vilified those that dare speak out against them and painted those that opposed their agenda as the spawn of decades of government corruption. Once they had finally placed Hitler into the position of Chancellor, he in turn appointed individuals to key positions who supported him and his agenda.

The Nazi Party then strong armed their way around the laws of Germany, forced many to resign their offices, and again appointing party members to those positions. Not finished with their takeover of government quite yet, they made up new positions high up in the government and again appointing those loyal to the party and to Hitler. Technically, most of the fascist takeover of Germany was done legally. Once they had gained enough power, they went after Jews and Jewish sympathizers and confiscated their property, their businesses and eventually took the lives of over 6 million Jews.

Does any of this sound familiar to current day events here in the United States? Granted, the government has yet to kill its own citizens, but again, go back and use the Government takeover of GM and Chrysler as one example. The so called Car Czar, through his wife, had access to the names of all major donors to the RNC and the McCain campaign. When the Car Czar decided to close over 1200 dealerships, not all but a very uneven proportion of those dealerships that were closed down had made political donations to the RNC and/or the McCain campaign. Many of those dealers owned only one dealership and the government took away their source of income.

Our founding fathers were afraid of a centralized government. History had shown them what could happen if power was concentrated in one place and how corrupt it could become. Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao and Castro, all modern day examples of how a government can be taken over at the expense of the people they represent.

Conservatives believe in smaller government, states rights, limited federal powers, individual freedoms, property rights, capitalism and the free market system, yet the left wants to paint us as being the second coming of Hitler himself. These are the same people who believe that it is possible to bring about a socialist utopia where everyone is equal and one all powerful government can and will bring forth happiness and prosperity for all.

Their idea of a socialist utopia didn’t work out so well for the people of Italy or 6 million dead Jews or 60 million dead Chinese. What makes people think the atrocities of Germany, China, Russia and other places can’t happen here? The foundation has already been laid for it to happen. It started with President Wilson and has been added on by every President to follow except Kennedy who kept the status quo and did not expand on it and Reagan who actually retracted it by about 10 years.

Only in America could someone attempt to link the likes of Washington, Madison & Jefferson with the likes of Mao, Mussolini & Stalin. Now ask yourself, which of the following groups are more like Hitler and the Nazi Party: 1.) Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Glenn Beck, Jim DeMint & John Thune or 2.) Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Paul Krugman, Harry Reid & Barack Obama. Tough choice isn’t it.

Getting To Know Myself

Getting To Know Myself
Kevin Bryant

Here I sit; a 45 year old man and I can honestly say that it has only been in the past 10 years that I truly started to become aware of just who I am and what my principals are. For me it was always easier to just go with the flow, settle in and stay kind of hidden in the shadows and only be seen when necessary. I never really wanted to deal with the real world. I was fine living my life in my own little corner of the world and allowing the rest of the world to just pass by and I would adapt to whatever curves life threw at me.

A lot of that I think came from school. Starting at first grade and extending beyond high school. I never had to try at school and believe me when I say I didn’t try. I don’t think I did 25% of the homework assignments in high school and only finished the ones that I did do if I finished them before the school day was up. I got by on reading most assignments and listening in class. I didn’t make honor roll but I still finished high school with over a 3.2 GPA. Funny thing about high school, in most of my classes, the honor students were cheating off me.

It was the same in the military. Every class I took I just paid attention in class and passed. Every advancement exam I took I just skimmed over other people’s notes and passed. I took 14 CLEP & DANTE tests and never once did I study for any of them. The only reason I took them was to see how much of the subject matter I knew and passed 13 of them. Ironically, the one that I failed was American Government. I don’t feel too bad about failing that one; my brother who I freely admit is a lot smarter than me when it comes to “formal type education” failed it as well.

So what woke me up and made me take a look around me and see the world for a change? For me it was a combination of several factors. The more money I made didn’t seem to make a difference because I was always broke. My kids were coming home from school and saying that they learned things that were opposite from the things I was taught. When the ship I was on was in port, I had to drive 90 miles one way to go to work so my kids didn’t have to change schools and I was introduced to talk radio. Bill Clinton was in his last year in office and it was still being decided if it was McCain or Bush who would challenge Al Gore in the upcoming election. Suddenly I had no answers to who I was going to vote for, where my money was going beyond the normal bills and why is a school system being allowed to teach opinion and not fact. I wanted answers and not just answers to those questions but answers to everything that was becoming clear and not seeming to be quite right in the world. It took a little time for me to understand that in order for me to finds the answers I wanted I first had to find myself. What did I stand for? What are my principals? What am I teaching my kids by not knowing who I am?

I have learned a lot about myself over these past 10 or so years. I found out I am not the person I thought I was for the first 30+ years of my life. I found my principals in life and discovered that they did not fit in with the naval environment I was in. I found it’s actually kind of easy to make a decision when you put your principals first and let them guide you. I think I drove my kids crazy when I would ask them questions that would make them think and then have them explain to me how they come up with their answers to those questions. I found out that my wife shares a lot of the same principals that I do but we got there in totally different ways. My wife and my kids don’t always agree with me and that’s cool and that’s the way life is supposed to be. I have one daughter who is a full blown progressive socialist; I have another daughter who is mostly an independent type republican with progressive tendencies, almost a female type clone of John McCain & Lindsey Graham. My wife is primarily a fiscal republican. I have a son who has independent moderate libertarian tendencies and as for me, I am more the traditional constitutionalist libertarian type but one who does not believe in the legalization of any drugs. My wife came into her line of thinking without my help. As for my kids, they have their mom to thank for some of how they view the world and of course me for a smaller part of that. I think by me asking them to explain their own reasoning to certain questions, I have done them a great service. Looking back, I wish my parents would have asked me more often growing up for my opinions and then had me state the reasoning behind how I formulated them.

Our country faces many problems. One of the most serious ones in my opinion is we have forgotten who we are as a nation, and as a nation, what we stand for. I think many of those in congress don’t know who they are and what their principals are anymore. I think they have sacrificed them for so long that actually abandoning them to get re-elected has become a way of life for them. Again, it’s my belief that they have forgotten the principals which this country was founded on and that has lead us from being the greatest nation of earth to near total economic collapse as well as loss of freedom and liberty. If we do not learn who we are as individuals, how are we to stand as a country? The truth is we can’t. At least not as the nation we are now. Europe gave away their individual rights in the name of government protection. Our founding fathers formed this nation and gave us a constitution that protected us from government. Some of those in government know who they are and what they stand for. I whole heartedly believe that Pelosi, Reid and Obama know exactly who they are and have bet the farm that they can bring about their ideas of centralized government because the rest of us are the ones who are clueless about ourselves.

America is starting to wake up and the people are just starting to once again find themselves and their principals. If those of us who already know who we are and what we stand for can continue to keep the wolves at bay until the rest of America becomes aware of themselves, then this nation will continue to stand tall and be a beacon for freedom and individualism. If we fail now, so does our way of life.

Stand tall and be proud of the country our founding fathers created. Let it be known that rights are given by a power much higher than government and government can not take them away.

What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? – Thomas Jefferson

Why won’t the Democrats replace Charles Rangel?

Why won’t the Democrats replace Charles Rangel?
Al Ritter

Why does the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee remain in his post when there is overwhelming evidence that he hid nearly half his personal assets from taxation? Charles Rangel stands accused of trying to hide his ownership of a condo in the Dominican Republic and some $75,000 in rentals from said unit, and then 4 questionable rent controlled apartments in New York.

The answer might just be in the next person in seniority that would assume his position if Rangel were to step down, or removed. This man’s name is Rep Pete Stark (D-CA), and even some of his Democratic peers refer to him as “Crazy Pete.” Here are but just a few of his antics.

In a session of Congress:
You don’t have money to fund the war or children. But you’re going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the President’s amusement.
The truth is that Bush just likes to blow things up. In Iraq, in the United States and in Congress.

In a House Ways and Means committee meeting:
According to an official committee transcript, Stark physically taunted fellow Ways and Means Committee member Scott McInnis (R-Colorado) while [Chariman Bill] Thomas attempted to hold a voice vote on the bill at hand.

In response to McInnis’ demand that Stark be quiet while the bill was being read, Stark blurted out: “[O]h, you think you are big enough to make me, you little wimp? Come on. Come over here and make me. I dare you.”Further goading McInnis, a married Republican gentleman, Stark lashed out: “You little fruitcake. You little fruitcake. I said you are a fruitcake.”

Witnesses say Stark then hurled a 10-letter homophobic insult (starts with c and ends with r) at McInnis.

Stark himself may be caught up in a bit of a real estate problem of his own in Maryland, as he claims a $1.7 million dollar home as his primary residence and thereby has collected a homestead tax credit amounting to $3900, much in the same way Rangel has done with his home in Washington and apartments in NY.
Maryland law allows the tax break only to those residences used "for the legal purposes of voting, obtaining a driver's license, and filing income tax returns."
This is a real item of contention as the 77 year old Congressman represents the 13th district of California, Bay area. He claims that he is following the law in as “much as he knows.”
This man is nothing more than an out of control cannon with a position of power in a very powerful committee, and he’s next in line!

Interview with reporter that ends up in a profane diatribe.

Gun control is unconstitutional!

Gun control is unconstitutional!
Al Ritter

Amendment 2

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

The liberal left claims that healthcare is a right, and yet there is nothing mentioned in the Constitution about it being a right, and yet what IS clearly declared a right by LAW is denied to the citizens.

The first two videos have to do with countries who allowed the government to take their guns, the last one is South Africa where the move is on to do the same.

The last stand will be our country, and the way the government is moving, they will deny us of OUR right to bear arms if we don’t stop them.

Remember this: The American Revolution would never been possible with the proposed gun control. Armed Americans are citizens. Unarmed citizens are subjects!

We the People!

I Voted for ______ Because

I Voted for ______ Because
Kevin Bryant

Why do you vote? Might it be that someone once told you that it is your patriotic duty? Is it that you believe that only those that do vote have the right to complain? Does it make you feel empowered somehow?

Those of you who do not vote, why do you not vote? Do you feel that no one is listening? Do you think your one little vote won’t matter? Do you feel that there aren’t any politicians worth voting for? Are you just too lazy to take the time out of your day’s schedule to do it?

Those who do vote, why did you vote the way you did? Was it the politician’s charisma? Was it their policies? Did you like dislike the other choices more?

I probably have read more than 60 articles and unscientific polls in the past couple of days and here are the top 10 reasons given in reverse order of why people voted for Obama in the last election:

10.) Thought it would be funny.
9.) I don’t want to be seen / labeled as a racist.
8.) Obama’s policies.
7.) Will never vote for a republican.
6.) McCain is a war monger
5.) Barack Obama is going to change the world.
4.) Because he is black.
3.) Sarah Palin is too dumb to vote for.
2.) Obama’s charisma.

And the number one reason was……… Don’t like George Bush

Here are the top 5 reasons why people voted for John McCain in the last election

10.) Cindy McCain would make a better First Lady
9.) The economy / jobs
8.) Will never vote for a democrat
7.) More experience / qualified
6.) Would make a better Commander – in – Chief.
5.) Joe the plumber
4.) Lesser of two evils
3.) National security
2.) Sarah Palin
1.) Service To His Country / War hero

As I look at both of the list of reason why people voted the way they did, it frightens the hell out of me knowing that there are people out there that would vote the way dthey did for the reasons they gave. Some of these reasons are stupid reasons but I understand them, such as never vote for a republican or democrat or Cindy McCain a better First Lady. What scares me is the “thought it would be funny”, “Joe the plumber”, “Barack is going to change the world” type votes. When did these become reasons to vote for or against someone? Look at how many of these responses have nothing to do with policy or even ability to do the job.

Bill Maher and Janeane Garofalo claim that conservatives are the stupid ones who are ruining this country. Based on the reasons for voting, I would say both sides have stupid people in them but there seems to be more stupid people who voted for Obama and they did it for more stupid reasons.