Wednesday, April 30, 2008

This is a response I received from my article titled "The Death of the GOP".

Fear not Carey. The Republican Party is just one segment of the main word…..Conservatism. The majority of our country 51% to 49% identify themselves as conservatives.

BUT if you read what I wrote in my article, "The Death of the GOP", the Republican Party has been infiltrated by Neoconservatives. I don't trust those numbers or percentages that indicate people or our elected officials as Conservatives. Would you call McCain a Conservative? Mitt Romney? They call themselves Conservatives, I wouldn't it. We have been fooled. As long as a candidate called themselves a Republican/Conservative we foolishly voted for him or her without checking into their record. I would much rather be a small party with solid principles than a large party that has lost its vision. Face it friends we have been duped. I can't say it enough, we have been duped.
Furthermore, not only am I disillusioned with our politicians but so many other things have me concerned. Our country is in perilous times that can doom this nation if we don't change course NOW!
I want you to think on a couple of things and please correct me if I am wrong. Lets consider the Patriot Act and some of the regulations and or laws closely related to it. IF terrorist threats were so great and IF another attack was imminent why didn't we secure our boarders, implement the national ID card and make passports mandatory to enter Canada and Mexico immediately? Why are they slowly being put into play and why isn't our boarders secure yet? Again I need to stress IF this terrorist threat is so great you don't wait to pass those measures you do it immediately. Then when the terrorist threat is diffused and things are safe again you can slowly rescind some of those restrictive laws placed on us. Follow what I am saying? Its important you understand this because this same kind of skulduggery is evident in this man made fuel crisis we are facing. There is no crisis, our policy's have made this mess. Understand?
The shortest estimate I have heard time wise for oil to run out is in forty years. Even if this is true, which it isn't, that is still a relatively long time to be creating this kind of price increase.
They like to tell you world demand is up. OK maybe it is. But is world demand growing at such a fast rate each day that it can increase the price of oil daily? I don't think so. This plan has been put into play years ago.
We kept hearing about the price of gas would be $4 per gallon for years now. If there was a shortage the price would of steadily or instantly went up. They wouldn't of played this up and down game to condition us where the price went up to $1.50 then slid back down to $1.25 and then back up to $1.80 and back down to $1.50. This game has been played all the way up to our current price of $3.55 per gallon.
Most of this mess is our own fault. We have stopped exploration for new oil, haven't built new refineries in years and applauded people like Al Gore who declared war on the internal combustion engine without first finding a replacement. The dollar is crashing. Right now it takes 1.7 cents to make a penny and close to 10 cents to make a nickle. We have exported jobs at a furious pace. We have allowed untold millions in this county illegally. We have replaced hard work and rewarded people with welfare.
Both parties are to blame.
During the recent primary there was quite a few decent men running on the Republican side. Two made quit a stir. Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee. And yet what did the media do? Labeled one as a kook because he believed in the Constitution and the other a religious fanatic for his morals. Now look what this great nation has left to choose from for it's future leader, two morally bankrupt socialists and the other a moderate at best.
Right now I am not sure what the answer is. Recession is eminent and we will be lucky to escape only with a recession. I fear its going to be much worse. In a normal recession you ride out the storm and its the best time to invest. You can also spend yourselves out of recession by encouraging people to go buy that product they have been putting off. But this is different. Inflation and fuel is rising daily. People have had no time to adjust. There is only so much disposable income people have. If our extra money in going for fuel where will the funds come from for other purchases that help to either stabilize job lose or for the job market to grow? People will soon be buying just the essentials.
This fuel pinch is affecting everyone and everything and in area's you may never thought of. Our local governments are going to find it hard to keep within their budget. All the police cars and city vehicles need fuel. As for businesses, they can't keep raising prices that will only lower the value of the dollar further and our incomes aren't climbing as fast. This is very serious. Now the latest talk is oil at $200.00 per barrel that will make people wish for $4.00 per gallon gas.
As all this is going on we continue to wall up our freeways at 1.8 million dollars a mile. One more time, 1.8 million dollars per mile. Sound barriers? It reminds me of when Hitler started walling up the ghetto. Are they trying to contain neighborhoods or do they have other plans in the works they don't want the residents to see? You may think I have lost it but the more I read and see things happen I am not the only one with this cynical thought.
I know this email may seem some what disjointed but these are my concerns and what I see happening. That's what you need to focus on, the content not the structure of the article.
May God help us.


Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Death of the GOP

This article was taken from:
My comments follow.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California's governor is ready to fight an initiative to change the state's Constitution to ban same-sex marriage if it qualifies for the November ballot.
Arnold Schwarzenegger says he will "always be there to fight against that." He has vetoed bills that would allow gay marriage but says he's against the kind of amendments that are being proposed.
Two competing groups are offering different initiatives, one that would limit marriage to heterosexuals, and one that would revoke the spousal rights and tax benefits now extended to same-sex couples under state laws.
Schwarzenegger's comments came at the annual convention of the Log Cabin Republicans, the country's largest gay Republican group.

Am I the only one who is disillusioned with our elected officials and the Republican party? Arnold is another in the long list of liars and neo-cons who will spell certain doom not only for the GOP but ultimately this nation. The Republican Party was the last vestige of moral decency. Once this party fails where should a voter turn?
The problem started shortly after the Reagan Revolution and the Clinton years. People were flocking to the Republican Party after the wave of patriotism President Reagan stirred up followed by the scandal ridden years of the Clinton era. People did all they could to distance themselves from being Democrat. That's where the problem started. The Republican Party was so enamored with the possibility of gaining control of the political landscape of America that they swung the gates wide open and let anyone in who said I am now a Republican. They did not police this party.
Groups such as the Log Cabin Republicans should never of been allowed entry into the party of family values. People like Ruddy Giuliani should never of been allowed to switch. Candidates like Mitt Romney should never been allowed to run for president as a Republican. The Democrats, though they deny it, have a litmus test for their party. That litmus test includes whether you believe in homosexual rights, abortion, and socialized everything. Why didn't the Republican Party enforce their beliefs and have a similar test? As it stands now is there much of a difference if any amongst the parties?
We have been fooled yet again! Arnold is a liar. Remember while campaigning for Pres. Bush in '04 Arnold was yelling "NO girly men"! This man needs to be impeached and sent back to his homeland. Aren't you tired of being lied to?
Maybe its time for another split as what happened in 1971 when the Barry Goldwater faction of the Republican Party started the Libertarian Party, though Goldwater as well as many Libertarians are to wide open with their freedom. If there is another split I have the new name picked out all ready. It would be called the Common Sense Party. If you believe that a man being with another man is normal or 2 women being together than you fail to have common sense. That's where my litmus test would start for the new party. You fail that first question you can't join. That to me is common sense.

Everyone is entitled to certain unalienable rights but when your actions cross moral boundaries and the laws of nature and you expect the public to accept your behavior that's where those rights end. Instead of going further with this thought or rewriting what has already been said I have enclosed a statement from Mike Huckabee which I believe sums this up exactly.

State governments have no business regulating the private sexual conduct of consenting adults but do have a role in defining marriage. Let me be very clear - what people do in the privacy of their own lives as adults is their business, don’t want to know; don’t need to know.
If they bring it into the public square and ask me as a taxpayer to support it or to endorse it, then it becomes a matter of public discussion and, I think, public discourse.
Striking laws that prohibited private behavior among adults probably was appropriate because that’s not something that would be easy or even possible to regulate. Not sure that government ought to be regulating that. If, however, advocates asked states to endorse the concept of same-sex unions, we can say no to that. If you ask for survivor benefits to be paid to a same-sex survivor, I think we have a right to say no to that.
Gov. Mike Huckabee

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Mike Huckabee the future of the Republican Party
I am still clearing out articles in my draft folder I started and deleting links in my favorites from what I saved during the primaries.
I thoroughly researched everything I could on all the candidates. This link concerns Mike Huckabee. During one of his TV ads he mentioned that he was voted one of the five best governors in 2005 according to Time magazine. I found that commercial on line, played it and paused it at the right spot so I could copy the date and research the article. Here it is:,9171,1129543,00.html

Read it for yourself but two things strike me in this article that I wanted to bring to your attention.
The first one is:

If Huckabee does run, he would have to find a way--as Governor Bill Clinton did in 1992--to divert attention from some of the state's dreary realities, like a high poverty rate,

Yes but you have to remember this is Arkansas not Ohio, Michigan or some of the other states that were known for their economies.
The other is:

Since he became Governor in July 1996, welfare rolls have declined by nearly half, and last year the state's economy grew 4.4%, beating the national average of 4.2%.

That to me is a great accomplishment. Welfare roles declined by nearly half in Arkansas. Unfortunately Mitt Romney and all his money made it seem he was the guy to turn this country's economy around.

I am posting this because I don't think we have heard the last of Mike Huckabee, he could very well be the future of the Republican party.