Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Unemployment is Obama's top priority

1. Many of our soldiers were killed or wounded by roadside bombs.

2. Iran supplies electrical parts for roadside bombs.

3. General Electric supplied parts to Iran for a long time, long after Iran was on our list of bad guys. General Electric claims they no longer deal with Iran.

4. Our congress decided incandescent light bulbs made in Cleveland are bad. Fluorescent replacement bulbs made in Red China are good.

5. California doesn't allow incandescent bulbs anymore. This is not an intrusion on personal liberties, only good for our environment.

6. General Electric, since 2001, has gotten rid of 24,000 American workers.

7. General Electric now has 14,000 workers in Communist Red China.

8. President Obama recently appointed General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt as his chief economic advisor. You get to pay his salary.

Around and around we go.

On the bright side, I see in the news where this guy is going to work with the ailing Detroit automakers.

I didn't know Detroit still made cars. I thought only Toyota made cars in America.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Paper guarantees

In recent internet surfing, I came across this well-meaning statement on the website of a midwestern university:

"Human rights are rights that all humans have, just by virtue of being human. Human rights documents guarantee us the right to live, freely and securely, without discrimination, and with the social and material goods required for a dignified human life. Human rights violations threaten and diminish us all."

I wish that statement were true. I really do.

But the truth is, no "document" - no piece of paper - guarantees us anything. All you can do with paper is write things down.

No, the "Declaration of Human Rights" of the U.N. does NOT guarantee any rights.

No, the Constitution of the United States of America does not guarantee any rights.

I hope this university ALSO teaches its students that, in reality, it is soldiers with guns that guarantee their human rights.

It is fine to write down on a paper that food and housing are basic human rights. But until there is enough food and adequate housing in the world, everyone is not going to get fed and housed. The most anyone can say is that all human beings "deserve" to have certain things.

True rights come only when one is strong enough to obtain those things and then protect them. In short, your "rights" exist at the pleasure of whomever has the power. Usually that is your government. Therefore, make sure you have your government doing what you want it to do.

Please don't misunderstand me. I DO believe in natural rights that all humans are born with. I am only saying that rights are meaningless if they are not capable of being enforced. Simply being agreed to and written down officially on a piece of paper doesn't make it so.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Personal freedom

Governments don’t give out rights. Governments “can’t” extend rights to their citizens, because, as human beings, we are already born with our basic rights, “endowed by our creator” as Thomas Jefferson said. I’m speaking of “natural rights” - the right to own one’s life and do with that life whatever you will, as long as you don’t infringe on that same right that other people also have.

Governments can “secure” our rights by defending us against outside invaders and protecting us from people who would violate our rights. Or... governments can abridge our rights, infringe upon our rights, take away our rights. Most often, this lessening of individual freedom comes under the guise of “acting in the interest of the greater good.” The same old “Give up this one little thing, and we will make you more secure.” You understand.

In your sadness and outrage over the recent Arizona shootings, please don’t be tempted to acquiesce to giving up your right to own a gun because of the thought that giving up our guns would maybe stop such shootings. You would be giving up so much more than just your gun. It is not so important that you own a gun as it is that you have the right to own a gun.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Blaming the blameless

President Reagan said, “We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” Acts of monstrous criminality stand on their own. They begin and end with the criminals who commit them, not collectively with all the citizens of a state, not with those who listen to talk radio, not with maps of swing districts used by both sides of the aisle, not with law-abiding citizens who respectfully exercise their First Amendment rights at campaign rallies, not with those who proudly voted in the last election.
—Sarah Palin

Friday, December 17, 2010

American traitor "very annoyed" at solitary confinement

Ex-U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning is just about fed up with the way he is being treated in jail. The living conditions are so harsh they amount to torture, say the supporters of the modern day Benedict Arnold.

Just what does this torture consist of? Well, for one thing, they won't give him a pillow. And no sheets, either. And they won't let him go outside. What else? Nothing, isn't that bad enough to be considered torture in this day and age? After all, he only gave up thousands of classified documents that hurt his country and probably cost some lives. (He's the one who gave the secrets to the Swedish rapist to broadcast on the internet.)

Since the Army is turning a deaf ear to his terrible living conditions, shithead's supporters are going public in hopes YOU will put pressure on the Army to give this asshole a pillow.

Seems to me the least of his worries.

There is a fund set up if you want to contribute to his defense. Wikileaks hasn't. They've used him and threw him under the bus.

Send any money to Relax Max, care of Way Harsh blog. We'll be sure he gets it.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tax increase for the job-creators

I saw on the TV news today that the lame-duck-loaded congress is going to vote on continuing the Bush tax cuts for the low and middle income citizens, but not for the job-creators. That doesn't make sense. (I have stopped calling it "tax cuts for the wealthy" and started calling it "tax cuts for the job-creators.")

Ms Pelosi was saying that these people don't really create the jobs and never did. Said that when the tax cuts were passed, it didn't help and no jobs at all were created under that Bush plan.

Well, who the heck creates the non-government jobs in this country then? The poor? The middle class?

Is it really a good idea to take more money away from the job creators so they won't have money to hire more people? So they have to lay off some workers in order to pay their higher taxes? Seems like Obama would want to try and keep the unemployment figure under 10%. He and Pelosi are confusing me.

Seems a waste to do this vote since the Republicans will only reverse it in January anyway.

Friday, November 19, 2010

How we keep our rights

It Is The Soldier

It is the soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the soldier
Who salutes the flag
Who serves under the flag
Whose coffin is draped in the flag
Who allows the protester to burn the flag

-Charles M. Province