Take Back The Senate: #DitchMitch

Schumer is the problem. So is Mitch McCONnell. The problem is the Senate but Mike Lee with Thomas Massie keep trying to educate the public on the bottle neck process that is hurting the American people while oppressing the taxpayers. Like David Horowitz says: It’s the Senate, Stupid.

Today’s Reading List:

  1. Boyd Matheson: Shutdown insanity — political posturing at people’s expense
  2. ‘SCHUMER SHUTDOWN’ SHOWS MCCONNELL WILL GIVE DEMOCRATS DEALS HE WON’T GIVE REPUBLICANS
  3. Chuck Schumer Just Lost The Shutdown, Bigly

Representative Thomas Massie’s video is really fantastic on the Omnibus or Continuing Resolution. (Unfortunately it is not on YouTube otherwise I would embed it.) 

Senator Mike Lee, author of Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America’s Founding Document, has encouraged We, The People, to actively engage our Senators into doing the right thing. He knows that We, The People, must demand that they vote “on the 12 appropriations bills that the House has already passed.” He keeps asking, pleading for our help.

Engaging our politicians is the way it should be done. That is the way it must be done. Our unified voices insisting our politicians consistently press house and senate leadership for an Up-or-Down-vote on each of the 12 bills creates transparency. Then there is accountability. Then there are no more excuses so the House and Senate members can truly do the work We, the People, sent them there to do. 

America is not a country for servile men and women. We not only have a right to be free, but a duty to be free. For “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.” 

~ David Azerrad

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Is Paul Ryan trying to look Presidential?

It seems like Paul Ryan is working very hard at running for a future presidential campaign.  Everything is so well staged. Everything appears to be dignified. Most notably things seem to make him appear like a young Jack Kennedy. It seems like Ryan’s handlers are preparing him to look like a leader for a run for something bigger, in the near future.  

If that is indeed the case then Paul Ryan needs to be well vetted on his true leadership capabilities and where he specifically stands on smaller government because frankly, for all of his yammering and staged personality, I find him sorely lacking in his performance claims. 

  • What exactly, as a LEADER, has Paul Ryan done to cut taxes and spending and rein in the debt?
  • What exactly, as a LEADER, has Paul Ryan done to limit the size and scope of the federal government and return authority to states and to the American people?
  • What exactly, as a LEADER, has Paul Ryan done to get rid of Obamacare and promote health care solutions based on free enterprise, not government controls?
  • What exactly, as a LEADER, has Paul Ryan done to protect America from foreign threats, secure the border, and develop a robust, principled foreign policy that puts America first?
  • What exactly, as a LEADER, has Paul Ryan done to ensure that our judges and lawmakers uphold the Constitution of the United States, starting by halting executive overreach?

But first, let us flashback to November 17, 1998when Paul Ryan set foot on the political path to Speaker of the House…and beyond? Take your time and really listen to the whole question and answer segment, especially after the section on his family.

Note: And remember when Paul Ryan said“I want to say to the American people: We hear you. We will do right by you. And we will deliver.” (Begin at 4:19)  

In case you missed it, watch and listen to Thomas Massie: At least McConnell got health care bill to a vote.

And thanks to Thomas Massie, that is why I keep asking those original questions of Mr. Speaker and why you should ask him too, especially now it appears he is walking the walk on that path to a presidential run. 

#NoBailouts  #FullRepeal  #CutCapBalance  

#MakeGovernmentSmallAgain

#RealTaxReform 

In fairness I must point out Jim Geraghty’s piece in National Review: A Busy House but specifically quote him in paragraph three : 

“In fact, the House keeps sending bills over to the Senate, month after month: 250 in all so far this year…. Quite of few of those bills are minor — …but a significant number would count as accomplishments worth boasting about on the campaign trail next year if they were signed into law.

Oh yeah, and #WeAreStillWaiting Mr. Speaker.

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DeVos not your Cup-0-Tea? Who Cares?

Earlier today there was a discussion about Betsy DeVos on Facebook. The complainer tried to disavow Ms. DeVos as unqualified to hold the post of Secretary of Education. His big question? Name her qualifications because, says he:

 “My grandmother, and aunt were both teachers. I advocate them… I support THEM, and I RESPECT them… NOT someone pretending they know anything about TEACHING.

Period. “

That always makes me laugh when someone, who loves and supports teachers throws that out there. As though his personal connection to them, his respect for them is worth more than how anyone thinks, feels or believes about Ms. DeVos and her excellent qualifications (depending upon which side of her you stand).

I, too, support teachers, ones who are free thinkers, who have not had to fall in lockstep with Teacher Unions or coerced into joining a union or forced into indoctrinating children. 

I believe in not pitting school teachers against parents who are the primary teachers of children, or replacing parents as primary educators in the home. I believe that those claiming to care for children because their parents do not is wrong. I do not believe in educators who pit children against parents or families. 

I believe that some public administrators in schools too often serve the educational bidding of talking heads desirous to simply indoctrinate children under the guise that licensed or certified educators are smarter than parents or even taxpayers. In fact, I also believe that anyone with vision toward a Gentle Revolution to break the administrative stranglehold being driven in public schools is a threat to administrator and teacher job security. 

What I find fascinating, and what I truly believe, is anyone who can read can learn. And if you can read and learn from what you read, you certainly can teach it to another person. Now, you might not be the best reader, best learner, or best teacher but that does not disqualify you from being smart enough to chose to, or not to, blindly follow some talking head administrator or teacher.

It seems to be that for years, and I mean at least thirty years, I have heard the “poor teachers” mantra. Well guess what. It is going to be worse for them thanks to innovation with teaching and the Internet. With freedom to homeschool and charter schools the threat has and will increase for those seeking tenured, job stability in a changing work force. And that job threat reality is not unique to the field of teaching in public schools as technology continues to rapidly advance.

It used to be people worked for 25 to 30 years to earn their pensions. Public Service has now become the taxpayer burden to support, for life, those who work and demand funding for a lifestyle to which they are or wish to be accustomed after being vested at merely ten years.

Ten years! That in itself is ridiculous, especially when you add up all of the benefit packages the “poor” teachers have racked up thanks to Unions, and all without the opportunity to, as businesses must, learn from failures and successes. 

So back to DeVos and her qualifications. Well, there are things to be concerned about regarding her personal agenda. I ran a search on her from sources I trust. The who-what-why-when-where-how pendulum swing is interesting but to say she is not qualified to be Secretary of Education is deceitful.  She may not be your cup of tea but who cares, except you. 

  1. Betsy DeVos Conservative Review
  2. Betsy DeVos Daily Signal
  3. Betsy DeVos Front Page Magazine 
  4. Betsy DeVos Freedom Works
  5. Besty DeVos The Federalist

My vision is #Abolish the Department of Education and #StopCommonCore. And I am happy to do my part to make that happen regardless of who sits as Secretary in the DOE. The fact that Progressives #FearTheDeVos is a bonus in my book. I can live with the Daily Signal’s 10 Priorites for Betsy DeVos.

 

10 Priorities … Link corrected 12 Feb. 2017

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