Obama, North Carolina and Gay Marriage

gay marriageIn May 2012, President Obama has come to a revelation.  His position on marriage “evolved”.  He now is comfortable with the concept, but feels that the legalization of gay marriage is a state issue.  Of course, shortly after the President’s revelation, Republican challenger Mitt Romney rebutted the President’s position with his own revelation.  Mr. Romney would support a constitutional amendment defining marriage.

Who is right?

Neither!  The President and Mr. Romney are both misguided.  If they were truly principled (more…)

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Oil, Gas Prices and Open Markets – Consumption Taxation with a twist

GasPricesToday, the American people find themselves once again victims of rocketing gas prices. We are victims not because our demand is out of control…it is actually down; not because there is a shortage…as a result of a record warm winter domestic supplies are ample. It is not because the exports are up; they are actually significantly down from prior years.

With domestic production up, domestic demand down, why are the American people taking it on the chin? Iran is doing sabre rattling, but we do not buy from them and have not for years. We are being told that we are taking it on the chin because oil is a commodity and because it trades on a global market we have to pay for other countries’ consumption and Iran’s sabre rattling. (more…)

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The Catholic Church, Contraceptives and Obama

BirthControlThe President has insulted common sense and the Constitution all at once.  Aside from the President’s twisted sense of morality and clear intrusion on Religion, are two overlooked principles.  First is the separation of powers.  The founding fathers so feared a monarch that they divided our government’s powers into three branches.  While not necessarily equal in power, they were meant to keep each other restrained.  Unfortunately, the Executive branch, through both Republican and Democratic Presidents, has expanded its powers, virtually unchecked.  The courts, particularly the Supreme Court, have failed in their role as stewards of segregated powers.  They appear to have no problem legislating, just regulating.  Just as laws passed by Congress can be judged unconstitutional and thus null and void, so should Executive actions be subject to the same scrutiny. (more…)

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The Problem with Mitt

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If Mitt’s negatives are not stagnating his support, perhaps his positives are too weak?  Mitt was a governor in a state that required him to work across the aisle.  He was a very successful turnaround expert that despite Speaker Gingrich’s twisted assaults did create thousands of jobs.  He has managed large projects like rescuing the Salt Lake Olympics.  In addition, in the age of TV and 24 hour news cycles, Mitt is a good looking man with a made for TV family.  Mitt’s positives would make him the ideal republican candidate.

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Attacking Capitalism

RomneyPrinciples have passed…progressive thought has penetrated everywhere. The attacks on capitalism launched by Republican candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum against Mitt Romney leaves one scratching their heads trying to figure out which candidate is worth our support.

We need a candidate that supports American rugged individualism and the entrepreneurial spirit. A true advocate realizes the path forward is not straight, clean and easy. Sometimes capitalism is messy and ugly. (more…)

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Underemployed

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For months, we have been hearing how the economy is much worse than the unemployment numbers reflect. Why…primarily because of underemployment. But who are these struggling Americans who will do whatever it takes to maintain some sense of normalcy. We are told that they are very talented individuals filling roles far below their capabilities. While a life may be the worse thing to waste, certainly one’s talents, for an economy, must be second. (more…)

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The Problem with the One Percent

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To listen to the President all our problems are due to the greedy 1%. They are not willing to “give” more of their money. Even the Liberal 1% has yet to make a significant contribution to the Federal Treasury, including the evil Warren Buffet. But is class warfare really the solution? If the 99% were successful at extracting all the income of the 1%, it still would not solve our fiscal mess. (more…)

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Dog Gone! Where has the conservative Republican candidate gone?

We are less than a month away from the first primary and there is no conservative candidate to choose from.  If we have to choose between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are we really choosing a conservative candidate? Mitt, father of Romney Care a perfect example of an overbearing State and Newt, cozying up to the poster child of progressivism, American Socialism, is there a conservative principled candidate? (more…)

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