Wednesday, July 30, 2014
I've lived a long time. I'll be 63 years old in September. I've seen the United States of America reel from the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy. I've seen President Nixon resign from office in disgrace. I've seen Democrats, Republicans, right-wingers, left-wingers attack each other mercilessly. I've lived through several recessions. I've seen economic upheaval that threatened the very fabric of our nation. I've seen this nation at war several times and the aftermath of war. In summary, I have seen this nation get knocked down and then get back up. The terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 which served to only bring this nation together as one. America always comes together in a time of great need. At least, that's the way it has always been in the past.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
A federal appeals court delivered a serious blow to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, potentially denying billions of dollars in subsidies for many low and middle-income people who bought policies. Without these subsidies, it is unlikely these people can pay their Obamacare premiums each month. Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a group of small business owners argued that the law authorizes subsidies only for people who buy insurance through markets established by the states and not by the federal government.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I've been all over the spectrum on the possible impeachment of President Obama. A case could be made for abuse of power. Now, it may be true he has not had as many executive orders issued as President George W. Bush. But, in Obama's case, he has changed law (his own health care policy) to establishing law (Deferred Action for Dreamers) to not enforcing the law (Immigration Enforcement Act of 1986) already on the books. He swore an oath to uphold and enforce the laws of the land. He did not swear an oath to uphold the laws he likes. He swore an oath to uphold THE laws (U.S. Constitution) of the nation. There are not "ifs, buts, or whats" in that oath. Let's take a quick look at the oath President Obama took:
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
I think Texas governor Rick Perry said it best, in regard to the ongoing illegal alien surge on our southern border. "He's either inept or has an ulterior motive," Governor Perry was quoted as saying. I'm not sure what Obama's ulterior motive might be. If it is to force the hand of the GOP to pass immigration reform aka amnesty, it has been a dismal failure. If it is to "transform America," it is a mixed bag of success. I'm not sure even the Idiot in Chief expected this mass surge of illegal "children" to our southern border. Many of the criminal gangs are passing as "children" of 16 and over. We will all pay for this eventually.