Thursday, February 18, 2010

Quick Update

The Constitution Rally was well attended with ~1,000 or so people (by my own count ). I wasn't particularly pleased to see Sen. Leibham(R-Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Calumet Counties) as a speaker, as I think we need to keep the presentations party neutral. He was encouraging folks to support the Health Care Freedom Amendment, a piece of legislation that might preserve our right to make our own healthcare choices.
Would it also prevent us from having to have a national ID in the form of a healthcare card linked to our health records and bank accounts? Would it prevent us from being burdened with the regulatory and fiscal concerns related to the national bill? I'm not so sure it would.

I wouldn't have minded hearing about the bill that was to come up for consideration before the Senate this week to disenfranchise the voters of this state by giving all of WI's electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote in a presidential election, but I don't recall that being mentioned. Such things make me wonder if any of our legislators understand the difference between a republic and a democracy.

I was also disappointed to see the table reserved for a representative of the democratic party still vacant. Personally I would like to see that fiscal sanity and support for our Constitution is a goal of both of the largest political parties. If we must have them(which I dispute) the parties should agree that fiscal sanity and respect for our Constitution is good for America as a whole. But then, if that were the case, why would we need a TEA Party movement?

The Sheboygan Press, in true MSM fashion declared: "TEA Party riding on Republican momentum". I suppose the MSM is just itching for a way to categorize the TEA Party movement as something, anything other than what it is: We the People declaring our authority over our legislators and our government.

The Sheboygan Youth Symphony was wonderful. Kudos to all the young musicians and Dr. Rich as well.

"Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. "~Isaiah 1:16-17

1 comment:

Dr.D said...

The MSM simply HAS to categorize everything as a D or an R; they have no other modes of thought.

The very idea of people concerned about government rather than seeking power is simply so totally bizarre that the press cannot comprehend the concept. This is why the TEA Party movement is driving them crazy. It is also driving the parties crazy, because they realize that they are not in control. And that, my friends, it just WONDERFUL!!!

There was a very optimistic article this morning at American Thinker saying that we are seeing a complete remaking of the US government in progress right now. The author's point was that between 2010 and 2012, we are going to see the electorate turn out of office the majority of the long time office holders in the government. Many of them see the handwriting on the wall and are simply deciding not to stand for re-election. In more "normal times," there would be no question but that these people would continue on in office. But the government has gone so far off the rails that it has awakened the ordinary man in the street, who usually pays little attention to government, and now he is going to pay a lot of attention and insist that it get straight again. The thieves, if they are even half bright, can see that the jig is up, and it is time to cut and run. They reached too deep in the cookie jar, and disturbed the ordinary citizen, and now their sweet deal is at an end. I think that is a lovely idea.