At the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delegate, followed Benjamin Franklin from Independence Hall. He recorded a question asked by a lady, directed at Dr. Franklin.

The lady asked, "Well Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?"

"A republic," replied Dr. Franklin, "if you can keep it."


"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." - Ayn Rand

Friday, November 30, 2012

The Difference between Running and Hiding


(This was the available aircraft that the Obama Administration said
was not really suitable to aid the US personnel in Benghazi when
the consulate and CIA annex facilities came under attack 9.11.12)


Sunday, November 18, 2012

If you want it, Import it!

If you want a Twinkie, you'll be able to import it from Mexico. I think that you'll see more and more US Jobs exported South of the Border.  The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union should take a bow, shipping jobs from American Union members down south to Mexico...but wait, this group behind Hostess has Prominent Democrats involved, like Democrat Icon and Former Speaker of the House Dick Gephardt. The mainstream media won't mention it, but I will just for the record.

Mexican company Grupo Bimbo is reportedly eyeing Hostess Brands, the company that makes Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Ho's, after Hostess announced last week that it would shutter and liquidate its 33 bakeries.

News of Hostess Brands' liquidation struck fear in the hearts of Twinkies loyalists across the country, who scrambled to snatch up the sticky-sweet treats from stores and online for fear of never tasting them again. 

As a result, the all-American Twinkies brand is now becoming more attractive to potential buyers. Food producers ConAgra and Flowers Food. the American company behind Nature Valley granola, have considered purchasing the company.

But Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest bread baking firm, may have the upper hand. 

Bimbo owns parts of Sarah Lee, Entenmann's and Thomas English Muffins. The company had previously made an offer of $580 million a few years ago, according to Forbes. Hostess is now estimated to be worth only $135 million. 

Part of the reason for Hostess's bankruptcy is high sugar prices tied to U.S. trade tariffs -- which wouldn't be an issue in Mexico, where Bimbo can take advantage of lower-priced sugar. The family that owns and operates Grupo Bimbo is reportedly worth $4 billion.

Sugar has increased in price 150% over the past two years.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

All This Talk of Secession

Map h/t Race

Apparently secession fever has taken hold in a country. You'll note the areas of the nation in "blue" voted for Obama and four more years of ObamaNationalism. The "red" areas voted for Governor Romney.

And the choice was very well defined. As a result, all fifty states have petitions circulating with citizens requesting that their state be released from the United States to go it alone as a free and independent nation.
By 6:00 a.m. EST Wednesday, more than 675,000 digital signatures appeared on 69 separate secession petitions covering all 50 states, according to a Daily Caller analysis of requests lodged with the White House’s “We the People” online petition system. (Daily Caller)
Is it sour grapes, or are conservatives finally fed up with liberals? If they had voted, Obama would be on his way out of office. And since they didn't vote, they must not have minded him THAT much.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Romney Campaign 2012 - Post Mortem

Mitt Romney was right about one thing. He was secretly taped back in May telling fund-raisers that half the country would support Barack Obama because they depend on the government for all or part of their income.

Romney correctly identified America’s burgeoning entitlement culture as a major obstacle to a Republican winning back the White House.
‘There are 47 per cent of the people who will vote for the President no matter what . . . who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, to you name it.’ 
Striking an almost defeatist note, he concluded: ‘I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their own lives."
When 47 per cent of the electorate depends to a greater or lesser degree on government largesse, the Democrats have only to target another four or five  per cent of voters to secure a majority.

With the overall result pivoting on a handful of battleground states, Obama’s supporters concentrated successfully on turning out the Democratic base and convincing sufficient wavering independents that they would be hurt financially by a Romney victory.

Half of all Americans currently pay no income tax. 

We've become a socialist nation with a socialist leader and it's simply time to own up to the fact that the government uses money from people who pay taxes to 'influence' people who don't to vote for them.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Women's Health and Pro-Choice Policies

Abortion and a woman's right to choose have been a hot topic politically for a very long time. However, most candidates who are pro-choice don't like to go into details of what the do and don't favor because the granularity is a very sticky matter. Still, it needs to be explored. 

Please put these questions to your political candidate to help us all better understand where our representatives stand on the matter of women's health and pro-choice government policies. 

Roe v. Wade, 410 US 113 (1973) has been the law and will likely remain the law for the foreseeable future. However, it's always a good idea to know how your elected officials feel about the issues - such as should the unborn have any rights at all? Are they human in the sense that the law should regard them as such? (Q. 10 below) In most US States, the murder of a pregnant woman is charged as a double homicide, yet if a woman exercised her right to choose under Roe v. Wade, terminating the life of the infant would not be illegal in any way. Understanding how elected leaders square these issues against each other are important.

1. You say you support a woman’s right to make her own reproductive choices in regards to abortion and contraception. Are there any restrictions you would approve of? 
2. In 2010, The Economist featured a cover story on “the war on girls” and the growth of “gendercide” in the world – abortion based solely on the sex of the baby. Does this phenomenon pose a problem for you or do you believe in the absolute right of a woman to terminate a pregnancy because the unborn fetus is female? 
3. In many states, a teenager can have an abortion without her parents’ consent or knowledge but cannot get an aspirin from the school nurse without parental authorization. Do you support any restrictions or parental notification regarding abortion access for minors? 
4. If you do not believe that human life begins at conception, when do you believe it begins? At what stage of development should an unborn child have human rights? 
5. Currently, when genetic testing reveals an unborn child has Down Syndrome, most women choose to abort. How do you answer the charge that this phenomenon resembles the “eugenics” movement a century ago – the slow, but deliberate “weeding out” of those our society would deem “unfit” to live? 
6. Do you believe an employer should be forced to violate his or her religious conscience by providing access to abortifacient drugs and contraception to employees? 
7. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. has said that “abortion is the white supremacist’s best friend,” pointing to the fact that Black and Latinos represent 25% of our population but account for 59% of all abortions. How do you respond to the charge that the majority of abortion clinics are found in inner-city areas with large numbers of minorities? 
8. You describe abortion as a “tragic choice.” If abortion is not morally objectionable, then why is it tragic? Does this mean there is something about abortion that is different than other standard surgical procedures? 
9. Do you believe abortion should be legal once the unborn fetus is viable – able to survive outside the womb? 
10. If a pregnant woman and her unborn child are murdered, do you believe the criminal should face two counts of murder and serve a harsher sentence? 
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