2010 Texas State Republican Party Platform

The Texas Republican Party has approved their 2010 platform, and I think that it might be better than the new school standards. This is a long post, but there is so much good stuff. A few choice excerpts: The embodiment of the conservative dream in America is Texas. We further support abolition of federal agencies … Continue reading

Poll: What should be the new slogan for Arizona tourism?

Arizona is being besieged by boycott after boycott since they passed SB1070 (the bill that requires law enforcement to check the papers of anyone they suspect is an illegal alien and detain them if they can’t prove that they’re legal). So it’s no wonder that there’s now an effort to rebrand Arizona and explain why … Continue reading

Guilt and dissociation

More details are emerging about what Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) will actually propose in his push to allow the stripping of citizenship from disloyal Americans. His proposal will be an update of current US law to address the needs of this new war. Title 8, Chapter 12, Subchapter III, Part III, §1481 of the US … Continue reading

Razing Arizona

I got a couple of angry comments about yesterday’s post, accusing me of indifference to civil rights. It’s not that I’m indifferent, it’s just that I’m not an absolutist. There are a lot of well-accepted exceptions to our fundamental civil rights, so what’s one more? The right to free speech doesn’t let you yell ”Fire!” … Continue reading

ACCLU

With the recent Supreme Court decision (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission) opening the door to the burgeoning field of Corporate Civil Rights (by allowing unlimited Corporate spending on issue advertising), it is vitally important to find a reliable champion of and advocate for these and other Corporate civil rights. Although the ACLU correctly filed … Continue reading

Punishing Success

At 11:35pm HR 4872 (the bill containing the ‘fixes’ to the Senate bill) has passed 220 to 211. Well, I hope you enjoyed America while it lasted. The House just passed the Senate health care reform bill, and the fixes, which essentially ensures that some form of Obamacare will be enacted. This health care ‘reform’ … Continue reading

We Don’t Have To

Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is a breath of fresh air. I don’t think that I’ve heard her particular viewpoint about the responsibility of citizens to obey the law expressed so accurately before. Or not obey the law. Whatever. Just listen to an excerpt from a recent ‘Kill the Bill’ speech (March 13, 2010, on the … Continue reading

Execution of Persecution by the Prosecution

Well, I’ve figured out what perversion of the law the Obama administration will likely use to persecute active duty Oath Keepers in the event that they disobey direct orders, and the irony is palpable. The Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 94, says: (a) Any person subject to this chapter who– (1) with intent to … Continue reading

State of Emergency

You people just refuse to use the reply system. Here’s an excerpt of an email sent to clutter up my inbox: “Don’t you think that it’s odd that the Oath Keepers formed right after Obama was elected, but many of the actual offenses they’re afraid of have already happened??? And years earlier, under Bush??? What, … Continue reading

The Only Narrative That Makes Sense

Well folks, I’ve been thinking a lot about yesterday’s post. I went through the orders that the Oath Keepers wouldn’t obey. Most of them correspond pretty clearly to the Bill of Rights, but some don’t. I started thinking: why were these added? And why leave out all of the other parts of the Bill of … Continue reading