Remember the importance of sovereignty and the Constitution
Today, September 17th, is the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States. As those of us familiar with history know, it took another two years for the Constitution to be ratified. One of the conditions of ratification in several States was that a Bill of Rights should be included. New York and Virginia both added provisions in their ratification documents stating that they reserved the right to withdraw from the new arrangement if things didn't work out. Concerns of nearly every State that their powers would be significantly reduced led not only to a Bill of Rights, but also to a provision at the end of the Bill of Rights that guaranteed State sovereignty-the Tenth Amendment.
Labels: Conservatism, Democrats, Elections, News Media, Tennessee politics
The Pelosi Plague
Democrats are running from U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi like the plague
Democratic nominee Brett Carter has said that he doesn't believe his situation
is unique among Democratic candidates across the country, telling the Gallatin
News Examiner that Pelosi has hamstrung him, saying that many of the public are
telling him that they wouldn't support anyone who would vote for Pelosi for
Speaker in 2011. Carter says he won't be supporting Pelosi if he is elected.
Labels: Congress, Democrats, Duh, Elections, Federal politics, Political correctness, Tennessee politics
Some people in the liberal blogosphere need to be taken to political school
As an example of the political reality surrounding situations like this, let us assume this is a fundraiser for a Democratic candidate for a Senate seat, and just for kicks, let's say that the nominee for that seat is Aunt B. herself. Just as we know that there are a lot of people, particularly in Nashville, who like Betsy Phillips-especially in the blogosphere-there are undoubtedly some Democratic elected officials that privately think she is a real crackpot (just as I'm sure some Republicans think of me). However, if she is the Democratic nominee for a Senate seat, many of the same people in the Democratic establishment who would quake in fear at the thought of Senator Betsy Phillips would almost certainly show up at a fundraiser for her, and they'd even pony up for a few bucks to help her out. This is especially true if all indications were that she was going to win the General Election and win handsomely. Why? Because those people may all need her help later on, and they'll be able to remind her that they gave her help when she needed it.
Labels: Conservatism, Democrats, Duh, Elections, Local politics, News Media, Political correctness, Republican Party, Tennessee politics
The Breaking Point
Will having to deal with economic realities bring us to the breaking point
Our own country's national debt has increased more by percentage of GNP during the time that Barack Obama has been in office than it has as any time in the last 100 years. In order for Tennessee to maintain its constitutional requirement that the budget be balanced, we will have to engage in cuts in spending very likely every year for the next decade. Yet, the Democratic Party lives in a fantasy world where they believe that the State and the country and be spent into prosperity and that government must be the primary caretaker of individuals. If we as a nation-and as a State-move any deeper into that governing philosophy, we as a people will become so dependent upon government that when government takes actions of austerity to preserve the Union or the State (since a welfare state will eventually go the way of Greece at some point), we will be threatened with the same kind of disorder that threatens to rock our cousins across the water.
Labels: Conservatism, Democrats, Elections, Federal politics, Local politics, Political correctness, Republican Party, Tennessee politics
Somebody Done Took Them A Stupid Pill
Have stupid pills been distributed en masse
on the anniversary of 9/11?:
Does the person or people responsible for this act which at best can be defined as insanely stupid, and at worst an act of irrational hatred even realize what they've managed to do. There is no proof whatsoever that anyone who worships at the Knoxville mosque is a radical, a terrorist sympathizer, or a threat to the United States or the community in any fashion. If any do exist there, the imbecile(s) responsible for leaving the burnt Koran at the door will cause them to come out of the woodwork. If the intent of this act was to scare Muslims away, obviously the responsible party is not schooled in history or they would know that Muslims have never been ones to be frightened from anything by anyone.
Labels: Duh, Elections, Local politics