War Against Federal Tyranny And The Misapplication of Income Tax

We The People, fighting to return America to rule of law under the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. "...That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government..." --- Declaration of Independence "Tell me when did liberty ever exist when the sword and the purse were given up?" --Patrick Henry

Friday, June 29, 2007

An emailer writes........

Dead Horse Theory

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that, "When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount."

However, in government, education and in corporate America, more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:

1. Buying a stronger whip.

2. Changing riders.

3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.

4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.

5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.

6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.

7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.

8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.

9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase dead horse's performance.

10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance.

11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.

12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.

And of course....

13. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.

How apropos in light of the amnesty bill going done soundly for a second time in a week.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

SURPRISE! Elected officials don't get it -- again!!

In the Sunday edition of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, there is an article entitled "Bill's supporters facing an uphill battle". The article goes on to say that Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill attended a forum of about 300 pro illegal immigration (or in PC terms -- pro immigration reform) members Saturday at Washburn High School in Minneapolis. Rep. Gutierrez is quoted as saying to the crowd, "It's going to be very hard to get the 218 votes", referring to the majority needed to pass a bill. Now get this! He is further quoted as saying, "The phone calls coming into the offices against.....are like 500 to one." WHAT?!

Just what is it that these two apparent fools don't understand? Their constituents are telling them on a 500 to one ratio what they want; what they expect of Congress and these guys are busy stumping for something else; perhaps the polar opposite! This in a nutshell is what is wrong with The People's Congress. Our elected officials mostly listen to their national party affiliates, special interests, PACs, lobbyists and on occasion their own conscience but it's evident the do not listen to The People whom they are supposed to serve.

In my mind, our elected officials are supposed to bring to Washington -- the collective will of The People they directly serve. They are to assemble that data to come up with bills that represent the collective will of The People. And, they in turn are supposed to bring their ideas back to the People they serve for their opinion -- and possibly repeat the process. Of course we know how that's working out for us, don't we? Either they are elected to serve the majority will of their specific constituency or they're not. Isn't that why they are called "representatives"?

Of course I could be wrong and I am open to any and all feedback.

Rep. Keith Ellison has now shown me who he really is, what he is really made of and as a result I will do whatever it takes to get him out when his term is up. He obviously cares not what the vast majority of his constituency wants. Even more unfortunate is that he is but one symptom of hundreds of what's ailing our Congress and has been for as long as I can remember.