Thursday, September 16, 2010

Those violent conservatives... oh wait I mean liberals

I am sure that if this were a Democrat fund raiser, the article would include the party affiliation of the suspect and if the suspect were a tea party member but since this was a Republican fund raiser, those sorts of questions are never asked or hinted at.

It is also amusing about the number of incidents against conservatives and Republicans that you read about that are not found out to be hoaxes but the mime is that it is conservatives, Republicans and tea party people that are violent. Oh well don't let it be said that the MSM ever let the truth get in the way of a good mime...

An idea who's time has come?

I do not generally like constitutional amendments at either the state or Federal level. I feel that the original documents are "generally" fine and most adjustments should be by law and not by amendment. Most states make it too easy to get amendments on the ballot.

If you don't like what your politicians are doing, elect new ones verses muddling up the Constitution. On the other hand, I believe I am in favor of this specific type of amendment. It does not try to address any specific social or situational ill (like not liking pig farms to name but one example) but instead is geared toward enabling a more representative check on federal powers. Anything that tries to control the beast will always get a second look from me. As the author points out, this is not an absolute limit either, congress is free to re-submit and re-vote the specific law that was overturned by the states. An open-ended check, what is not to like unless you are a member of Congress?

Can you smell the desperation in the air?

Andrew Breitbart's Big Government site scores another direct hit with this article and audio clip of a seiner Democratic congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton strong-arming for a donation.

They (congress) are getting so desperate that they are not even trying to pretend to follow the rules anymore!