Campaign Update

June 1st, 2011

As we initiated this campaign we knew we would require a break somewhere.  That door has opened, as we now have a conservative political group which has agreed to manage and back our campaign.  With a campaign manager and his team on board we now have access to the tools and resources to make our voice heard across our nation.  We are diligently working toward setting up a team in Iowa to participate in the Ames Straw Poll in August.  We have taken one large step toward our goal, however, much work is left to do.  We still need your help as we attempt to reclaim America.

Forget the country, just get the votes.

May 13th, 2011

Based upon the ongoing conversation in Washington, the focus is now on securing votes.  While the discussion still revolves around addressing our nation’s problems, it quickly becomes clear that saving America will have to take a backseat to getting re-elected.  The behavior which average Americans most despise has taken center stage:  devisive politics.  The President spoke in El Paso, Texas about immigration policy but quickly devolved into a discussion of division, racism, and ridicule.  Does the President not know that alligators won’t survive in the Rio Grande because the Texans will make them into boots?  The sudden resurection of the Dream Act in the Senate further illustrates the renewed focus of our leadershipto secure the vote of a select group.  Meanwhile, Senate Democrats are berating a select group of oil executives for having the audacity to generate a profit for their stockholders, again to appeal to a select group.  It is interesting that days after an election, the victors will call for unity within our nation.  We will be asked to come together as Americans to “win the future”.  While that may make for a nice fuzzy moment, it is but a precursor to the divide and conquer strategy which will precede the next election.  How many ways can you split America to get a vote?  We are about to find out.

Politics as usual

May 9th, 2011

Those desiring a new era in Washington where solutions super-ceded politics are either disappointed or shaking their heads; I told you so.  As fuel prices continue to hover near $4.00, Republicans want to increase production and Democrats want to tax oil companies.  Unfortunately, neither position results in any short-term benefit to the American consumer.  The only real contention is who will receive the political benefit (i.e. votes) from any action.  It seems that it has only been the common American citizen who saw this day coming.  Ample opportunity has been available to develop an energy policy for this nation.  The support of the American people has been there.  Politics has been the only obstacle, which should serve as a reminder to each of us that politics thrives on contention not solution.  Until we the people remedy the problem, we will continue to pay the price.

Osama Bin Laden brought to justice.

May 1st, 2011

All politics aside, I commend President Obama for seeing through our nation’s mission to bring Osama Bin Laden to justice.  That mission, begun by President Bush, proves that the interests of our nation can overcome the politics of party.  May God Bless those soldiers involved, those families now seeking closure, and our nation which still believes in justice and freedom.  While the conflict may not yet be over, the resolve of America is steadfast.

EPA vs. America

April 25th, 2011

Shell Oil Company has been forced to abandon some 27 million barrels of oil due to obstruction by the EPA.  In but one of numerous examples the EPA has again roadblocked what the majority of Americans desire;  energy independence.  Despite our President’s claim that America can pursue “safe and responsible production of oil at home”, it is clear that this Administration has no intentions of seriously pursuing energy independence unless it can be achieved by tremendous investment of taxpayer dollars.  Most Americans support alternative energy, Mr. President.  Will there still be an America left by the time it can be implemented?  What about America’s needs today, Mr. President?

America is a poor credit risk.

April 18th, 2011

Today, the credit rating agency, S&P, lowered the U.S. credit outlook to “negative”.  The agency identifies the reason as uncertainty as to whether meaningful debt reduction will ever occur.  Not surprisingly, the Obama administration is downplaying the announcement, saying that it “underestimates the ability of America’s leaders to come together to address the difficult fiscal challenges facing the nation.”  If it were not so serious, this statement would almost be funny.  When was the last time your government inspired confidence?  When was the last time you felt our nation was in capable hands?  If you can’t remember, it is time for fundamental change.

Social Issue are Economic Issues

April 13th, 2011

To all of those who would like to focus the discussion away from social issues, I offer this reminder.  As long as the Federal government is involved, social issues are economic issues.  Our current deficit and debt are at least partially the result of social programs.  Outside of national defense, border, or trade policies, identify one government program that does not at its core address social or domestic issues.  Do not be mislead, bringing social programs into the upcoming budget debate is entirely appropriate and absolutely necessary.  If the Federal government spends one dime on a social issue, the American people should have the opportunity to determine whether they support that program.  Social Security, health care, Planned Parenthood, or any other pet program cannot be exempt from scrutiny.  It is our “Great Society” which has brought us to this point in our history.


April 12th, 2011

What must get done?  What cannot be allowed to end?  What bills have to be paid?  These are questions that might very well be asked in any household across the U.S.  As families attempt to budget their lives, they first establish priorities.  Food, shelter, electricity, and fuel likely top the list.  No matter the circumstances, these things must take priority.  While this seems a fairly simple and reasonable approach, Washington seems to have never considered such.  While our borders are a joke, we fund Harry Reid’s cowboy poets.  While Americans are without jobs, we fund the EPA’s efforts to curtail business.  While American soldiers defend our freedom, we fund needle exchanges for drug addicts.  It is evident that it will require our voice to explain the budget process to Washington.  Start with what has to happen and work your way down.  When you run out of money you are done, no matter how noble the program or how many votes it might garner.

The Real Debate

April 11th, 2011

Most of us want to cut government spending and to live within our means.  The recent budget battles have centered upon this very critical issue.  However, at some point in this debate, we must address the core issue which is how much government do we really need and what should they be doing.  Individually, not as groups, we must decide exactly how much “help” we must have from Washington.  They still do not believe that there actually are American citizens who simply want our Constitutional freedoms.  This election will determine whether we are actually serious about smaller government or if we are also addicted to Washington goodies.  It will be up to average, individual citizens to determine the future of America.

No Cherry Blossoms?

April 7th, 2011

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is in jeopardy.  The Smithsonian, the National Zoo, Yosemite and Yellowstone National Park will all be forced to close their doors if the government shuts down.  The media is parading a host of disappointed tourists before the camera.  While fascinating to witness, where is the outrage over Washington spending this nation into oblivion.  What good are all of our National Parks if we bankrupt our nation.  What difference will it make that we had the best of intentions as we stand before the ruins of America.  Friends do not be distracted by the horror stories.  We may yet prevent the greater horror.