Attic Quote of The Day!
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~
On the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court: xxx
Many companies involved were small, probably serving as fronts. Here are some prominent names:
Last but not least is the French bank, BNP-Paribas, assigned to manage the oil-for-food funds. who earned a tidy $173 million in fees. Mr. Volcker states "BNP itself became an instrument for the payment of millions of dollars in illegal surcharges while doing little to detect or prevent such payments." Nice work if you can get it.
In total, this is a $100 Billion scandal! The full list of people and companies who received illegal payoffs is 60 pages. The full report is so big it could be used as a door stop, hopefully, as people pass through on their way to jail!
"I'm going to go to Washington, D.C. and I'm going to give a speech at the White House, and after I do, I'm going to tie myself to the fence and refuse to leave until they agree to bring our troops home," Sheehan said. xxx We could only hope she is joined by the likes of Kerry, Pelosi, Kennedy, Leahy, Reid, George Galloway and the rest of the left-wing mongers who don't see progress in Iraq and are stuck in their own deceitful quagmire.
President Bush, by example, falls in the Religious/Social Conservative camp as a "True Believer." As a CPA holding an MBA from Northwestern University I am a free market, economic conservative. I studied Milton Friedman's "Monetarist" economics as well as "Supply-Side" economics and believe in tax cuts, small government with the function of running a lean fiscal machine.
I personally agree that Roe v. Wade should, in fact, be overturned. Under the Constitution and strict Federalism this ruling does not follow anything concerning "Right to Privacy" that can be found anywhere in Constitutional law.
With the nomination of Harriet Miers for Supreme Court, Bush has failed to present an individual with proven social conservative values or the legal intellect which we presume is an important qualification to sit on the highest court in the land. Nothing in Miers legal history demonstrates a Federalist/Constructionist legal stance.
Republicans in congress have spent and spent along with Democrats at a record pace and have failed thus far to make the Bush tax cuts permanent. Capital gains taxing, dividend taxing and especially the "death tax" on estates should be eliminated to ensure some integrity to economics and aid in fixing a broken tax system. Bush and Republicans in congress have failed to vigorously promote a true conservative fiscal agenda.
Tax cuts have helped avoid inflation growth and reduced the deficit at a faster then predicted pace despite the spending orgy by all of congress. If Bush would have vetoed pork filled energy and transportation bills government would be held accountable to reduce it's size as well as the national debt.
President Bush has allowed himself to become side-tracked all but eliminating any chance of Social Security reform. In addition, he didn't have full support of congressional Republicans. Bush has failed to prove his case, which should be a complete revamping of a welfare system produced by "progressives" and FDR. A reduced government would allow individuals to manage their earned income and not leave it to the irresponsible politicians residing over continued big government. This should be an easy sell but George Bush simply isn't eloquent enough to present his case and has now allowed the whole issue to fall off the radar screen.
Illegal border immigration should be stopped and the Bush administration has consistently ignored this problem hoping it would go away or be forgotten. Paying for education and medical care for aliens who cross our borders is condoning welfare and furthering hindering education reform in this country. Bush allowed Ted Kennedy to write the original education reform bill, had a nice ceremony in the Rose Garden but failed to adequately hold schools accountable. Our borders are still porous as we waste dollars with inadequate methods to ensure against illegal immigration.
Bush has spent his "political captital" by wasting it with the Miers nomination, lack of initiative on Social Security, failure to fight for permanent tax cuts and poor immigration and border control. With possible indictments of Rove and Libby the Bush administration is tending to an open chest wound with a band-aid.
Bush and his administration have three years to take a complete social and economic conservative initiative or continue to empower liberals and allow another Clinton administration. We can do better and it's time the "Cowboy from Texas" takes a conservative policy before he rides into the Texas sunset leaving us with liberals in charge.
Passed to me via email, we find comedian and bleeding heart liberal, George Carlin taking a dim view of citizen efforts and response to hurricane Katrina. Hat Tip: Barb Hoover xxx
"Saddam Hussein himself was a weapon of mass destruction," states Iraq's first minister of human rights after Saddam's regime fell, Bakhtier Amin. I suppose you just have to look in all the right places.
WSIS suggestions would allow human rights violators and regimes ruled by tyrant's to have a say over citizens of the U.S., deciding what is allowed for free speech and commerce over the Internet. Countries of the European union and Australia also favor some regulation.
We stand by the process that each country should regulate the citizens of their origin within their borders and the U.S. would continue to not regulate the web.
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