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Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) Talks With Robert Ringer

August 5, 2010 by  

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Senator Jim DeMint is one of the most effective conservative leaders in Washington. He is a strong proponent of smaller government, individual liberty, a strong national defense and traditional values. Author Robert Ringer recently interviewed DeMint as part of his Liberty Education Series. They discussed the future direction of the Republican Party, the role of government, the Tea Party movement, the Arizona immigration law and what’s in store for the November elections.

Ringer’s interview with DeMint demonstrates that there are conservatives in Congress who understand the role of government and have pledged to work toward reigning in government abuses. The interview is about 14 minutes long. Click above to listen to the entire interview.

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  • Viktor Leben

    It seems the good Senator is for Arizona’s Immigration Law. That should make many of you Arizonans happy. Senator DeMint has a favorable view of a lasting Tea Bagger ‘s movement, a movement that will shape the next election.

    Personally I would vote for Senator DeMint. He didn’t like Kagan’s answers on the Constitutional limitation of Government. I live in Connecticut, where the Senators are quite different. You South Carolina people are blessed.

    I still have a pessimistic view on whether the Tea Party will last. I don’t think it will last personally, but I hope I’m proven wrong.
    In my opinion I don’t think it’s really going to change government spending, most Americans want Socialism and more Taxes ? It seems that way, that’s why they elected the Democrats and Obama….

    You Tea Baggers still have hope …..

    • HFlashman

      Tea party is dead and the bugle is sounding in the distance. Here’s why (other than there’s a large percentage of certified lunatics in the TP Movement leadership)

      1. They say they want ‘strict constructionist’ views on the Constitution…yet call for the 14th to be repealed, oppose the First Amedment’s call for freedom of religion(uless you’re christian..hatever that means), support Ariz.’s attempt at usurping federal powers granted by the constitution, are in open opposition to the 4th and 5th amendments rights ..

      Add in that despite the myriad umber of times they voice ‘throw all the bums out”…what they mean is throw out those we don’t like, and keep in office those we do like”, and they are easily and openly controlled by entrenched powers using them as a puppet master uses his puppets.

      Shallow, superficial thought processes, led by fear, and controlled by those using that fear totheir ful advantage.

      The TP is dead…good riddance. Maybe now we can work towards solution solving as one nation.

      • William

        well ole flashinthepan is still drinking that ole koolaid. keep it up boy,

        • http://tsavo1024@aol.com Charles Hethorn

          AMEN William, some folks just do not get it and what a shame. My 27 years in the Military, two wars and 80% disabilities speak very loudly about the Constitution, Patriotism, Freedoms, Movements, TP as he put it and Tea Baggers as others say, how closed minded these folks are, mental midgets I must say. How can anyone of the right/wright mine want to be a Socialist/Communist. It will not survive in this nation I live in and I for one will stand in the way of the power grabbing, spending fools who want to control our every move, our every thought. NO WAY MY FRIEND. Charles Henthorn, retired Air Force Senior Officer

          • Lubo

            I got your back brother!

          • john

            Charles: If the SHTF with this BS government,Do you think many military personal would defect and join a (for lack of a better word) militia?

          • American Conserative

            With enemies of the Constitution in all three branches of Government, especially with “TROJAN HORSE” in the White House with his Czars and now Kagan on Supreme Court – does anyone doubt that the United States is not DOOMED?

            Furthermore, the Government of Islam, the Koran its Constitution, Shira Law its Legal system, and Mosque its centers of operation and its Citizens known as Muslem firmly in place in the United States having Delared War on these United States a long time ago and we with our heads in the sand think we are not DOOMED?

            Abraham Lincoln sent Federal troops after the Civil War into soverign states that shot and killed hundreds of US Citizens and do you not think Obama will not do the same to suppress any action by US Citizens that demand return to our Constitution and Rule of Law.

            Citizens think what you will – maybe we are from Missouri, the show me state. We are being shown. Better watch Glenn Beck on Fox.

            Leave you with this “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, pray, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven and forgive their sin and will HEAL THEIR LAND. GOD

          • http://NONE Nancy Williams

            I agree. The rights of us MODERATES are being squashed.

        • 45caliber

          Ol’ flash is just like most liberals. He hopes if he says it loud enough, long enough he can convince himself that it’s true.

          Actually, I don’t think the Tea Party will ever be a Party as such. I think it will be a conservative group that decides which of several people they will select for office based on their past history and their present promises. And I think it will be around for quite some time as that group.

          • http://YouTube.com/CanadaLarry Lawrence Edward Calcut

            @ 45Caliber

            Your comments have merit and I hope the TP does have a future in America. We in Canada have problems too, A PM who is a small ‘e’ NWO-Elite and has the Government in waiting for the New World Orders from whoever, and a Leader of the opisition who is a big “E” NWO-Elite who just can’t seem to get his act together and take over the Canadian Government from Harper and jump on the band wagen for an imediate NAU and desolve Canada into the evil of the ‘One World Government’. A Tea Party like movement should work well in Canada and the least it could do is support only those Conservatives or Liberals they feel would be good for Canada and keep the Obama style Socialism out off the North American continet. At the moment we got Steven Harper and I quess we are lucky because Michael Ignateif would really be the the “begining of the end of Canada” ans perhaps America as we know it.
            Thanks for your comment. it opened a door for me.
            Larry from Toronto

          • Anthony

            Lawrence – Your Canadian Media has been outed in this Country. And, while I seem to remember your PM is a Conservative, I wouldn’t be so hasty as to start building fences, when your own Media and most of your own Gov’t is about as NWO as America is at this point in time. I do believe there could be a chance that Conservatives are merely holding their own in the midst of it all.

            Remember this – The true leaders of the World Bank, much like IRAN, are never ever the Front People that the Public gets to meet. In fact, the richest Family on the Planet / Rothschild / are out in the public eye how often (?). They are worth (some say) over $2-trillion. Yet, in the Media, this Family is NEVER discussed. Aristotle Onassis, another incredibly wealthy person, like most, can never seem to stay out of the public scrutiny… yet this Family never suffers that fate.

            Look up their History on Iamthewitness.com website. Google up.

            The one thing I’ve learned to understand and come to grips with… is those in charge of the money …. are in charge. Everyone else – no matter their job title or heredity — marches according to those who control, the money. Period.

            There are no caveates to this… none. If you cannot grasp this fact… then, go home and quit wastin time. Go look up small time investments or something to waste what time you got left.

            Oh, and the current controlling seat of that financial power is in London at the Bank of England. It belongs to whomever the Rothschild Family has decided is the Head of the Clan. Every time a generation dies off, the rest decide who steps into the Lead Chair.. and London/Bank of England (since 1815) has usually been where that Chair lives. No coincidence that the Gold Rate is set “twice a day” in London and only London, by the Rothschild Family themselves.

            As for our own Politicians… when I start to hear some of them grow a pair and discuss ENDING THE FED… then, I will sit up and take notice. For now.. it’s just us .. teabaggers as the scared establishment water-carriers call us. Course, they just scared to find out they’ve been had all their lives, like most people have been.

            This information is something you will never find in Government-run Public Schools, in any Country. The Central Bank is in every Country, except four.. They are IRAN, SUDAN, LYBIA and I always forget the last one… only that it has no real intrinsic value, other than what might lay underground. IRAN is who they want…. bad. Alll that Oil, and a more direct route to the Ocean, for that Gas Pipeline they are building in Afghanistan/IRAQ ?? Oh yea, they say it was for the oil… they lied a little… it’s a huge reservoir of GAS.

            DeMint, the real deal? A lot of people thought Scott in MASS was the real deal… and now we know he is a sell out. Your choice if you decide to invest belief in what has yet to prove itself.

            Is he against THE FED? If he is, then (like Connery in Costner’s Untouchables) what is he prepared to do?

      • Paul

        I am in the Tea Party. What you say we believe is simply inaccurate. Know the facts before you criticize. We are strict constructionists. We want the Constitution obeyed, not changed. If an amendment is to be repealed or a law to be changed, it must be done by votes in Congress not by the judiciary. We believe in freedom of religion, regardless of your religion. To clarify your confusion on religion, a Christian is somebody who has repented of their sins and accepted Jesus Christ as their savior. We support the 4th and 5th amendments, but also support the 10th amendment. The 10th is the amendment that you liberals like to discount. Any power not specifically called out in the Constitution belongs to the states. That means Arizona is right to control its state borders. It also means the Feds cannot make us buy health insurance, nor can they dictate that we must protect the environment, nor can they bail out a private company, nor can they tell us what drugs we can take or what foods we can eat, nor can they create ‘legal tender’, nor can they create Fannie and Freddie, nor can they create social security or medicare, etc. The Feds are supposed to have very few real powers. Read the Constitution and you will see.

        • TIME

          Paul,

          Flash is not a bright person, at best flash is a “passive agressive” with countless other issues in so far as mental health goes.

          One can garner that flash is filled with so much obvious outright hate. So to we can see that flash is a person who is looking to inflame with each post. Thus a strong follower of old Sol.

          All passive agressive are driven by EVIL, its a mental disorder to bring Hate and anger to the surface within everyone.
          All again proven by both Freud & Jung.

          By the way from the syntax of flash’s post its quite obvious to many of us that flash is a few others who post here, all who have the same hate values within the structure of their post “SYNTAX” is a strong indicator of behavior patterns.
          Again a science thats used by all Intel people. Also a solid science proven by both Freud & Jung.

          So what ever flash post is worth 100% less than what you flush each day after a movemnet.
          Don’t waste your time with flash, its not much differant than talking with a fresh cow pie; they really have no form its just warm brown waste material.

          • kate8

            Just something I’ve observed about the Left’s idea of “freedom”.

            It seems to me that they look at “freedom” as being able to engage and indulge in whatever base urges and impulses are moving them in any moment, without such nuisances as morals or conscience, and without having to deal with unpleasantries as those who would look askance at their behavior. The best way to accomplish this Leftist’s “Utopia” is to force everyone to accept this concept, and legislate anyone who disagrees into silence.

            “Freedom”, to them, is also being entitled to all you want and need, without having to do anything to earn it. Never mind that someone else has paid for it. It also includes the freedom from having to feel bad about being on the dole.

            The Judeo-Christian way is, of course, to gain mastery over our base nature rather than to be enslaved by it, so that our lives are in harmony for the Good of all. But this idea inflames those who want to experience carnal gratification on every level, without accepting any of the consequences or responsibility that goes with it.

            The Left has, by design, turned everything upside down. Just as it has taken 2 or 3 generations to do this, it will probably take another 2 or three to set it back right. But then again, maybe not. Goodness must be written on our hearts, so that we do what is right for the joy of doing it.

            The trouble with Utopia is that it doesn’t exist. Eventually those on the receiving end become too much of a burden and need to be eliminated. It has always been so.

          • 45caliber

            kate8:
            The conservatives believe in “experienced” decision making. In other words, they look at what has happened in the past and make their decisions based on what happened. If something didn’t work the previous time, it won’t work now doing the same thing over.

            The liberals believe in a “theory of utopia”. In it, no one has to work unless they want to work. Everyone works only at the job they want to do and only for the time they want to do it. Everyone will have enough of everything they want without difficulty in obtaining it. No one will have any desire to commit a crime because you have everything you want and need. Therefore all violence will be gone. To achieve this, they need some force to accomplish it. Since they do not believe in God, they believe that some government entity will provide everything. But they never stop to consider how those items will be created (except by someone who really wants to do it) or transported to you. And they are certain that this utopia will be created IF you let them be in charge and IF you get out of the way of preventing it.

            See the difference?

          • Bob Wire

            You folk would be wise to offer us a better definition of

            yourselves before you start defining others.

            As it stands today. ~ You want liberty and freedom but only your way and your style of it. ~ You want to be in other American’s bedrooms. You want to government to make personal decisions for Americans while advocating personal freedom.

            AND

            Yet you want smaller government???? and more freedom.

            You want balanced budgets and no taxes, your borders secured and your food safe!

            This reminds me of the Woman that went to a Horse trader shopping for a horse. “What are you looking for in a horse?” says the Horse Trader. “I’m looking for a horse that’s gentle with the children and they can ride, one that my 15 years old daughter can barrel race and my husband can work stock with.” the old Trade then asked. “Would you like to milk her too?”

            If the Honorable Mr. DeMint is a shinning light ~ better carry some matches with you.

            Flashman ~ you kind of rained on their parade early with you second posting. While I’m left to agree with many of your views ~ they were untimely. We need to give these folks the rope to hang themselves or tie off on some solid ideas about what they want.

          • kate8

            BW, you are so full of it.

            No one wants to control what goes on in your bedroom. We just don’t want our noses rubbed in it. We don’t want our children taught the joys of sexual diversity in grade school. We don’t want to have to see it whenver we turn on the TV. Do what you want, but do it in private.

            We want accountability in government spending. We don’t like our tax money wasted, and spent on liberal programs with which we strongly disagree. Especially when none can be spent on conservative programs.

            We want everyone to be personally accountable for his own life. We don’t want a Big Bro or a nanny. Society always finds solutions on its own, which are far better than anything forced on us by gov’t.

            We want the right to be left alone. We don’t want our lives controlled and regulated down to every last detail. We want to make our own choices, about how we live, how we make a living, how we raise our families. We want to be respected for the sovereign beings that we are, not treated like mindless children or cattle.

            We do not want to have to live in fear of our government. But that is exactly what our government wants from us. Fear. Compliance. Slavery.

          • Lubo

            Kate8……Well said!!!! Right on the money! Maybe we can get a few people like you with “Common Sense” to represent us in Washington!

            Keep up the good fight! Freedom is just a couple of election cycles away! Trust me!

        • Penni Eads

          Paul,of the Tea Party: I am totally inspired by your post! Wonderful! May God bless and inspire all those who believe in the Constitution, that our freedoms and our nation may be saved!

        • LocalYokel

          Flash is only expressing the most feared circumstances imaginable for all of his kind simply by specifically enumeration those constitutional amendments long abused to their advantage and ignoring all language that guarantees the states and the people the right to enact any law for application within said state that is not contradictory to the few powers reserved to the federals.
          With his pals in courts also exposing themselves as key enemies of tea party goals he has begun to gloat like the incumbents on TV under th spell of their hidden agenda designers..
          The ever broadening line drawn in the political and media sand beams like sunshine on a sprouting seed kept in shadow but forever encouraged by dedicated words from Daniel Webster , Nathan Hale and Patric Henry. A tired rag tag spirit that defeated the most feared military machine of that age at New Orleans in 1815 may demand more than apology from naysayers in 2010 But their logic may be softly rolled and used for purposes of hygiene.

        • http://www.personalliberty.com Larry Karp

          Bravo Paul, and if only all americans were getting a real education in grade school instead of indoctrinating them to sex and liberalism. Theres another aspect of our constitution that you should have mentioned….probably a mortal crime if I do mention it….”to protect the Constitution from enemies both foreign and DOMESTIC.” Enough Said!!!!

          • http://www.personalliberty.com Larry Karp

            KATE8!!!—Right on!!!!

      • tom

        It seems HFlashman is one of those stupid people that voted for your current group of liberal politicians and the current presidential farce of an administration. even the stupid have a right to an opnion, but before people can vote they should have to take an IQ test or equivalent and speak and read english before they are allowed to vote.

        • Dagney

          I think the “right to vote” must go back to only people who own property and pay taxes. That will eliminate tyrants like hflashman from voting freebies for themselves. What IS this nonsense of people on Welfare able to pertepually vote themselves more Welfare? Out and out slovenliness and theft.

          • JRC

            Yeah lets go back to the dark ages….will never ever happen, there are more GOP voters that have no property than GOP voters that own property.
            To try to change this would be political suicide by ANY party.

          • Ruby

            I agree with JRC. What would you say to someone who:
            – except for a couple lay-offs more recently (through no fault
            of their own) worked since they were in high school
            – never earned enough of a salary to save significantly to buy
            any form of real estate
            – never collected welfare
            – has strong conservative values

            Is that someone you would deny the privilege of voting?

          • Karolyn

            Are you for real? Let’s just go back to having poorhouses like they did in England in the good old days.

          • Dan Burke

            I don’t property, but I do pay taxes. How would I fit in that scheme.

            Anyways, in response to other person, I don’t think this idea would take us back to the “dark ages.” We are already headed for the dark ages of the forgotten past. See, the question comes down to defining the dark ages.

            If you define “dark ages,” as simply doing that which was done before in the past, then you would be right that taking the right to vote back to property owners would be taking us back to the dark ages. Of course, there are those of us that realize the truth behind the current government philosophy would then imply that none of us could vote and only the politicians would get any votes at all. Most of us do not actually own property. We have loans and pieces of paper that make claims. If you default on the loan, the bank (or lender) will reclaim your property. So you could say that the bank owns your land until you pay off your debt (most don’t anymore and just take out another mortgage, etc.). But, the government actually takes property rights above and beyond the bank. Default on your taxes, and the government can take your property from you and the bank…. While I respect the bank’s rights based on your loan, I want to illustrate that we have become so far removed from the concept of property rights that very few of us really understand who “owns” what anymore. Personally, I like the “pay taxes” part, since I cannot afford property but I still rent, provide for my wife and four kids, AND pay taxes. Of course, a few progressives could easily cheat their way around that requirement. All they would have to do is after giving out the government welfare, then require the welfare recipients to pay a minimal “tax” on the money they received….

            As for myself, getting back to my original bit about defining dark ages, I define dark ages as a suppression of the people under a ruling class of political elites. A suppression of our right to choose. To choose what to eat. To choose our profession. Even an attempt to choose our freedom of thought (religion). All these freedoms are under attack today. We have a new health care mandate under law. Do you remember when private insurances once tried to reward people for healthy living (I suspect insurance is the way it is today because government interceded to stop that practice because it encouraged discrimination…)? So now we’ll have government stepping in and telling us what to eat and how to live healthy, taking away our freedom to choose for ourselves. We already cities doing this, and there are certain hints that this is already in the pipeline for the federal government (why else do they need our BMI?Which by the way I will always be “overweight” because my ideal weight of 150 lbs–at one time I was measured at 180 with less than 16 pounds of “fat” to lose and even later when I was 220 I still sank and had to tread water if I wanted to stay afloat. I just didn’t sink as fast and as well–the last time I remember weighing 150 I never took my shirt off because people would have thought I was starving even though at the time I ate as much as some small families. You could count my ribs…). Anyways, back on topic, we see all sorts of oppression of the people. Take even that health care bill, which I clearly despise, they passed that bill even though the majority of Americans opposed it. Sure, some said it didn’t go far enough, but a big portion of us thought it was way too much of all the wrong stuff. Some like myself, believed we already had too much intervention by government in health care and suspected that government was already preventing free market fixes (or allowing health care to “heal” and fix itself). Now we have public schools that do little to teach math, problem solving, and english skills but instead focus on creating a certain political train of thought–progressive!!! You start throwing all these pieces together and more, and I believe we are headed back into the dark ages. A dark ages where freedoms are oppressed. They oppress those that doubt man-caused global warming, and it reminds me of the days that they oppressed Galileo and many of those early thinkers, including Martin Luther, because these thinkers threatened their power over the people. And so I see that government want to oppress opposing thought even today. Why else do you need an internet “kill switch?” To protect the military? The military already has protections of their own. Perhaps not perfect, but we are all only human right? To protect businesses? Businesses may be perfect at protecting themselves, but they learn and adapt far faster than government can. Why have denial of service attacks gotten more complex in their approaches to try and attack services like Google, Yahoo, and MSN? Because these companies had to adapt to attacks in the past already. In other words, these companies already probably have more protection from internet attacks than the government can provide with a “kill switch.” The only true purpose I can see for the “kill switch” is to become like those countries that control the freedom of information within their borders by “killing” select services instead of the whole internet (although some of these countries do also “kill” their entire internet if it “serves the greater good”…). This is the dark ages we are already pursuing.

          • Lubo

            I actually think that we must address this issue. I do think if you you do not own any real property OR hold a job, then you should lose your right to vote until you get one. What gives a person the right to vote if you are living off welfare? That would be a great incentive to get up off your lazy dope smoking butt and get a job! I also think we need mandatory drug testing for any person who receives any type welfare payments from WE THE PEOPLE. In other words, “It’s the DOPE stupid” That would make a great bumper sticker. or maybe “It’s the progressive-marxism stupid”

            The only exception to this would be folks who have reached retirement age and only if they had actually worked for a living and made a contirubution to OUR treasury over their lifespan.

            Bottomline, way to many people voting for handouts and that has become a MAJOR issue that must be addressed.

          • http://joblessearnings.com Penny Muckleroy

            To only allow those who own property to vote would be another form of government control over our lives and choices. No that would be wrong all the way around. Besides some people choose not to own property because, contrary to what some think, owning property is not necessarily an asset. It depends on the property owned. Your home is certainly not an asset as those individuals (especially in California) have discovered as their property values plummet. An asset is something that puts money in your pocket not takes it out. So if you OWN a duplex (say) and the mortgage is $1000. a month, but your rent from the side your not living in is $1200 then your home is an asset. But if your income is less than the $1000 then your home is a liability. Money out is a liability, money in is an asset. When you buy a house for say $100,000 and pay on it for 30 years even at the current interest rate that house will actually cost you somewhere around $300,000 to “own” Now if the value of the home was $300,000 at the end of the 30 years you at least break even but you certainly didn’t build any wealth. Unfortunately, the property values of todays homes are less than what the cost of the home plus the interest has cost the home owner. We’ve been lied to all these years people. Who’s the winner in this situation – let’s see – THE BANK (or more accurately the bankers – you know the ones you can track all the wealth to – the ones who really have all the power. We the people united need to rob them of their power (hopefully it’s not to late) by not putting money into their pockets and thus becoming SLAVES to DEBT. That would take a major mind shift on the part of the general public, but if accomplished would RIGHT this UPSIDE down world.
            As far as the welfare recipients I think it’s an excellent idea to require anyone receiving assistance to have to take a drug test. After all we have to take drug tests in most places in order to receive the right to work there. If welfare recipients are using drugs they need to go into mandatory treatment as if they had been convicted of committing a crime. And no “assistance” until they are clean and then only if they exchange WORK for the State they live in for the dollars they receive. I own homes where we train and teach mentally retarded individuals how to lives more productive main stream lives, and I have observed that if they have jobs their self esteem is boosted beyond belief and the same goes for the rest of the population. Again, we’ve been lied to WELFARE assistance is a way to control and suppress the individuals. It is a way to manipulate the votes to retain power. Although I am not a member of either party my observation is that the Democratic party has become a MASTER LIER and are far more responsible for the repression and hardships of the very people they profess to “fight” for regardless of race, gender, or origin of birth. Give people a sense of accomplishment, a reason to believe they are in charge of their own lives and have something to be proud of themselves about and you will produce a productive, healthy society. If people are told from childhood that they will never have anything, that they will never amount to anything, that they have no better future than what they have seen their parents struggle through, they give up and decide someone else is in charge of their lives and therefore is responsible for their well being. Now while these drug users are cleaning up their lives there is the issue of what happens to their families and that would have to be addressed. But all this should be controlled by the States and not the Federal Government. According to the Constitution the Federal Government is WAY overstepping their bounds by their mandates, laws, and requirements in a BIG way already. This one action though would go a long ways to eliminating some of the drug traffic flooding into the US from Mexico (if there is no demand and no one is buying, these people will take their drugs elsewhere) Maybe, then the violence, murders, armed military vehicles, property destruction, and kidnappings that are taking place in the border states (especially Arizona) will stop. Who knows, maybe the DANGER signs posted at the Federal Reserve on the Mexico Arizona borders can then be taken down. I PRAY EVERYONE HEARS ME THE SOLUTION TO WHAT AILS OUR COUNTRY DOES NOT LIE IN THE HANDS OF THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. The responsibility is completely OURS the citizens who live here, the choices we make in our personal lives, the degree to which we take personal responsibility for the situation we find ourselves in will determine the quality of our lives. With every RIGHT we have comes a responsibility. If we are not willing to live up to that responsibility it’s not long and the RIGHT disappears. We need to start this educational movement by winning back the minds of our children from the control of a government run school system. Then we can TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY

          • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

            It is astonishing that there are those that post seemingly unaware that the right to vote associated with property ownership was part of the original formation of the country.

            To somehow associate this idea with the dark ages is idiocy and proves avery inaccurate view of history. In the dark ages, no one voted.

          • kate8

            Dagney, It would be difficult to go back to having to own property to be able to vote, because so many people rent these days.

            We could, however, limit the vote to those who pay taxes.

            As it is, those who pay the most have the least voice. Who would not want to raise taxes when they are on the receiving end?

          • 45caliber

            Dagney:
            I also believe that only those people who have served in the military should be allowed to vote. In fact, I’ll even allow those who don’t own property to vote IF they have served in the military.

            I believe that the vets will more likely make decisions for the country based on what is best for the country as a whole instead of what is best for themselves as many of today’s welfare (and government employee) does.

          • 45caliber

            Penny:
            You are totally wrong as to what an asset it. An asset is something worth money to you. If you pay $1000 a month for your house payment but would have to pay $1200 rent to live in a similar one, then you are actually SAVING $200 a month by buying. Once it is paid for, you would save $1200 a month.

            The fact that you can’t rent it out for more than you pay for it is meaningless.

            Renting, on the other hand, is simply money lost. You can never recover it as you might on a place you are purchasing. Ideally, you could sell the house for as much as you paid for it but that isn’t reasonable.

            A car is an asset but only because you can use it to go where you will instead of needing some other transportation you must pay for. It too goes down in value as it ages and gets worn out. But it can be sold if necessary for some money up until it is sent to the junk yard.

            Electronics, one of the things many people wish to spend their money on, are NOT assets. Unless you sell it very shortly after you buy it you will get nothing for it, particularly once a newer model comes out. Your only “asset” as such from electronics is the use of them.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Dan Burke,
            I know what you mean about being 150 lbs. when I went into the Army in 1968, I weighed 146 pounds soaking wet! I was 6′ 1/2″ tall and looked like a scarecrow with my shirt off. I could eat 6 or 7 meals a day and lose weight!The army was gonna bulk me up a little. A little indeed! after seven years I weighed 152!!!!

          • http://don'thaveone Jodon

            Right on Dagney, but I would also exclude from voting also those that work for the government and those that are on welfare who are able to work.

      • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Redfray

        I’m not sure you and I are reading the same surveys? I see a survey that says 72 % of the Americans do not want socialism. You said people in American wants socialism. I guess I don’t understand why people living in socialism hate it. You are a prejudice person with a philosophy of predatory dominance. You don’t like Christianity or what it stands for and believe the Tea Party is mostly Christians. This sound like a religious difference rather than a political difference? If socialism take over America, do you think it will still be the same?

        • Karolyn

          Survey, shmurvey. Nobody knows anything for sure!!!

          • Lubo

            Karolyn…..We do but obviuosly you don’t. Your ever considered theropy for that female EGO problem you have? I bet you hate men, don’t you and I’m sure you know what’s best for all of us. We just don’t get it, do we?

            Maybe you and JRC could form a Union?

          • http://?? Joe H.

            lubo,
            she sounds like another woman that was on one of the sites I used to be on. seems her husband committed suicide so instead of remarrying she started raising her Pugs!!! she hated men, hated conservatives and hated veterans!!!

      • BrotherPatriot

        >.< The Tea Party movement and Patriots are NOT dead and I'm thinking that people like this…just wish it was. They are scared.

        Fortunately, HFlashman you'll see what I'm saying here come this November so keep your propoganda yapper closed. I may still be half asleep as I'm drinking my morning coffee here but I and others are much more awake to the bullcrap that the New World Order criminals are and have been up to. This includes the left liberals, democrats, republicans and the rest of the crooks pushing for this agenda that infect our government. It is not inevitable & it will be stopped.

        The largest standing body of humans with guns (American's) are going to shut this Agenda down…one way or another.

        I pity the fool who stands in the way.

        • Dogma-Free

          Whoa there, Chuck Heston…me’thinks you’ve been watching one too many cowboy movies.

          The thing is…if it ever came to an armed conflict, sure…your side has guns and a few bullets, maybe some bows and arrows, and a handful of fishing rods (with some really nasty hooks!)…but, uh…their side has MORE guns, wayyyyyyy more bullets, much bigger guns, big shells for those guns, attack aircraft, tanks, naval ships, and lest we forget…nuclear weapons.

          You might not think they’d use them against their own people, but let’s face it…at that point, in their eyes, you would now be considered ‘terrorists’…and you know how America feels about ‘terrorists’…and, well…America is the only country to ever use a nuclear weapon in fear…if they did it once, they’d do it again.

          Oh…and if I forgot to mention it…their side also has bunker complexes (dug into mountains) that would allow them to survive a nuclear blast.

          Your trailer park wouldn’t fair so well.

          Maybe just something to keep in mind.

          • Warrior

            Thanks, I didn’t realize Acorn and SEIU are that sophisticated.

          • Angelwannabe

            df_ YEAH WE KNOW HOW OBAMBI FEELS ABOUT TERRORISTS and the war on Terror, HE LIKES THEM SO MUCH HE CHANGED THE name of the War on Terror, TO AN “Over Seas Contingency!!”__That just changes everything doesen’t it??__Makes it AAAALLL bettter!___Keep sippin the koolaid there Dogma, Free, its workin!__Like Ron White says, Ya Can’t Fix Stupid!!!!

          • kate8

            Dogma-Free, I think they’ve been using foreign wars to test all kinds of sophisticated weaponry to see what works best before turning them on us.

          • 45caliber

            Dogma:
            You REALLY need to rethink your position. The military is not OWNED by the government. It is made up of individuals. One of the real differences between our military and most of the rest of the militaries of the world is that our people are expected to think.

            For instance, if an officer in most countries was to give the order to the military to shoot at protesters, they would be expected to do so. Here, the officer would be most likely to get shot.

            Liberals seem to feel that if they are in power in the government then they have the military at their beck and call to force everyone to think and do as they wish. That is NOT true – it is just part of their wishful thinking.

            If there is a move on Washington, it will most likely be peaceful. But even if the group does carry guns it is quite unlikely that the military would do much to stop them UNLESS that group was determined to overthrow the government and place some dictator in charge.

          • kate8

            45,What about the acoustic weapons the police are using for crowd control these days. Since the noise is so painful as to blow out your ears, it would seem that any crowd could be dispersed without too much problem. And without having to resort to fire-power.

          • Lubo

            Dogma-Free appears to be the typical progressive that thinks once they gain the power of the Presidency that OUR military will jump in their Apache Helicopters, Tanks, Air-craft carriers, subs, etc… and then wage war on WE THE PEOPLE.

            I mean you would have to be insane to think that our son’s and daughter’s would wage war against their own Fathers, Mothers, Brothers and Sisters. What kind of childish idiot could fathom such an idea? Since about 80% of our FREEDOM fighters are either conservative and/or libertarian, of which both are GOD LOVING-COUNTRY LOVING AMERICANS, do the math!

            The fact is, if the COC ordered the military to wage war against the American people, the Military would instantly be divided into two opposing armys. One would make up about 20% of our total forces(at best) and the other would be the remaining 80%. I pitty the 20%….

            If you are going to make these type comments, then at least undestand who it is that gives their BLOOD for your FREEDOM…it sure aint you dumb whimpy progressives fighting our wars!

          • kate8

            Lubo, that is the reason why Obama has been building up foreign troops in America. They won’t have any problem rounding up, or even firing on, Americans.

          • DaveH

            Lubo,
            The Liberals have one big advantage over conservatives. They have no morality. While we might hesitate to shoot people that disagree with us, they would not. The Socialist purges that have occurred throughout history testify to their ruthlessness.
            I’m not saying they are unstoppable, but they definitely do have an advantage over moral people.

          • http://gunner689 gunner689

            Interesting point. Do you think that the rank and file in the military will fire on and attack their own families? Some of the higher ranking political officers may follow Obamas orders but I’m betting the rest will revolt. They took an oath to defend and protect the Constitution from All enemies, foreign and domestic. That’s an oath that the military and veterans take very seriously and one we’re held to all our lives. There is an organization called Oath Keepers that does an excellent job of reminding us and reinforcing our commitment to that oath. Obama, like Clinton before him, is universally despised by the military.
            Semper Fie !

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            So what. Doesnt our military have all these, and how are things working out in Afghanistan? If they arent being used, it doesnt matter. Unless they want to blow us all up and everything with us, it doesnt matter. We will pick them off one by one, and thats all it takes. Pretty simply actually.

        • Lubo

          Well said, I concur completely.

      • Angelwannabe

        HFlashman, yeah__Socialism__Thats the change we all wanted you idiot!

        • Dogma-Free

          hahaha…Angelwannabe…do you even know what Socialism actually is?

          Or is it just another catch-phrase you gleaned from FAUX ‘news’…?

          haha…you far right-wangers, and your attempted fear-mongering…you really do make me laugh.

          • Warrior

            Good thing you’re savior brought us back from “The Brink”.

          • Angelwannabe

            dogma free_-If the likes of you, another progressive, is what we have to look foward to in politics, believe you me,__ I’ll pass!__Still sippin on that koolaid, huh?

          • Angelwannabe

            DF—-MY HERO!__WATCH THE HEART BUBBLES BURST!! :)

          • Strawberry Shortcake

            Define Socialism Dogma. Let’s see how smart you are.

          • Strawberry Shortcake

            …ding ding, times up moron.

            so·cial·ism [soh-shuh-liz-uhm]
            –noun
            1.
            a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
            2.
            procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.
            3.
            (in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.

            So what part of any three of those definitions makes you laugh? You like the idea of owning nothing? Control over your life? You won’t even get to say the dumb sh’t you post here because ya know, that’s a right provided to you via the Constitution…

            People like you make me sick. Go live in another freaking country. There’s plenty of them out there like that…take your pick and get the hell out.

          • 45caliber

            Dogma:
            I REALLY don’t think you know what Socialism is. It isn’t that vague image of utopia you believe it is. Read strawberry’s definition. Socialism is government control of everything. You seem to believe that means that they will take care of everyone – but who is “they”? The goods and food still have to come from someone. Are you saying the government should enslave those people and force them to take provide you with whatever you want so you can sit back and do nothing? Have you ever considered that if “they” can force me to work to provide things, they can force you to work too? Or even – consider this – decide that since you don’t work that you are useless to them and should be shot?

            That is NOT something that I intend to live under.

          • kate8

            45, The libs seem to be thinking mainly in terms of what they can GET from a socialistic state. I think they really see government as a benevolent papa who just wants everyone to have everything they need.
            They have so much TRUST is such a system.

            Somehow I think they are completely ignorant and oblivious to the potential costs to life and liberty that are obvious to any thinking individual.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Yes – Socialism is spelled D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T. There, now you know, the rest of the story.

      • Bill Thomas

        Whether it’s the Tea Party or it morphs into something else, a real party that differs from the Demorepukes will become a reality. While the two political parties will do everything they can to keep any other party from entering their domain, the people are waking up and will in one way or another demand change. My major concern about the Tea Party or some other new party is that it will be hijacked by mainstream politicians such as Palin who seems to appear at every major Tea Party event. If they embrace her and other mainstream politicians, then the movement for all intents and purposes means nothing.

      • Richard Pawley

        Ha ha ha! Thanks for the good laugh. I think it is in Proverbs where it says a good laugh is good for the soul.

        • Richard Pawley

          This is in reference to the Tea Party being dead, blah, blah, blah.

      • http://joblessearnings.com Penny Muckleroy

        Boy are you misinformed. I guess that comes from only listening to liberal commentators and main stream media. You need to check your facts before coming to conclusions. But then I guess we’ll all find out in November won’t we.

      • Robin from Arcadia, IN

        HFlashman…. Your opinions about people who align themselves with the Tea Party movement could not be any more misconstrued. As long as the liberals want to take and give to those who don’t want to do for themselves, we will not be able to unite as a nation. People work hard for what they have and wouldn’t mind sharing with the less fortunate, but the government has taken this issue on and they are the ones who decides who will get ‘help’. It’s our money; it should be up to us!
        And.. the people who should be watching our backs and listening to us, don’t. Not to mention that so many in Washington have no standards, ethics, morals, or principles. I am fed up with this kind of behavior. Any sane person would be! Common sense doesn’t seem to be a requirement to hold office either!

        • 45caliber

          You are correct. One of the main reasons the USSR failed was that the workers felt there was nothing to gain by working hard. Why work hard when you got nothing for it?

          One thing flashman and others are also failing to see: in the USSR there wasn’t any “welfare”. The elderly were taken care of and the invalid but the widows with small children still had to work. The children were left at a government care facility while the women worked. And no one was allowed to sit at home drawing a welfare check for not working as is done here.

          In other works, flashman and his ilk are going to find themselves assigned to work jobs whether they like it or not. After all, someone has to clean out the sewers.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Im thinking, judging by hflashmans constant comments and whining, that he is one of those people tht refuse to work, and lives on the public dole. Probably on welfare, food stamps, WIC, and unemployement. And probably getting some kind of aid from social security even though he has never paid into it. Guys like that seem to be the ones with the worst dispositions and complain about everything, and that seems to fit him to a T.

      • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

        I suppose that in your view it must be the “dead” Tea Party that is mounting victory after victory.

        It is absurd to fault the Tea Party for wanting to take Constitutional actions to ammend the Constitution. The original intent of the document was so that it could be ammended from time to time.

        It might be a good idea to just “scroll” on by the politically ignorant.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          I think he meant the “D” party, as in Democrats, is the dead party, because they are going down, and they are going down hard. They allowed themselves to be hijacked by the eco green left wing liberal pacifist appeaser anti American front, and now they shall reap what they have sown. They have turned their backs on America, and now America is set to give them their just do, and turn their back on them. How sweet it is.

      • TIMERUNNER

        Hey Moron,
        You say Tea Party is dead, sounds like your a liberal bd person, Oh! by the way sheep, BD means, brain dead.

        TIMERUNNER

      • alpha-lemming

        Hype and chains baby……. Hype and chains!!

        • 45caliber

          Oh, I see now! That was what Oblama was really saying! The press just misunderstood his words!!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            45 caliber,
            If the TEA party is dead why are we still walkin and talkin??? H flashboy ought to change his handle to flashinthepan!!!there are Democrats, conservatives, Christians, unbelievers, vets, non-vets, blacks, whites, Orientals, Native americans, American Born, Legal immigrants, and people from all walks of life. how do you kill something like that with words and threats? The answer is you can’t and you never will be able to!!!!

      • Rob

        HFlashman – What planet are you writing from? It must be awfully cold and lonely out there in space.

      • Conservatives United

        OL Fash
        Whatever rock or crevice you crawled out of, you better crawl back in, BECAUSE THE FREIGHT TRAIN IS A COMMIN, AND IT AINT SLOWING DOWN. When we sawy throw them ALL OUT, we mean ALL OF THEM, (Deamoncraps and Republicraps). They are all apart of the problem, not the solution.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Note to hflashman – Mars aint the kind of place, to raise your kids.

      • Granny Mae

        HFlashman

        Where the heck does this guy come up with his misguided information?

      • dmp says :

        HFlashman :

        YOU MUST HAVE BEEN BLINDED BY THE ELOQUENCE OF THE ILLEGAL KENYAN IMPOSTOR PRESIDENT. YOU HAVE HAVE LOST YOUR WAY IN GOING TO YOUR HOME ( HOMESITE), OR YOU MUST HAVE LOST YOUR MIND ATTACKING THE TEA PARTY FOUNDERS AND SUPPORTERS; THEY ARE THE PATRIOTS AND HEROES OF TODAY, FIGHTING AGAINST THE ABUSES OF THE OBAMATICS AND DEMONSTRATICS. THE T.P. ARE STANDING FOR THE REAL AMERICAN CITIZENS. DON’T YOU SEE YOU ARE SURROUNDED INSIDE THE HOUSE OF THE CONSERVATIVES? WHAT ARE YOU DOING? GO HOME AND SAY SORRY TO YOUR MOM AND DAD AND PROMISE THEM TO RESPECT THE HEROES AND PATRIOTS. AMEN…

      • dmp says :

        HFlashman :

        THIS IS MY SECOND COMMENT ABOUT YOU. MY FIRST COMMENT DISAPPEARED AFTER SUBMITTING IT. I WAS SAYING,THAT YOU MUST HAVE LOST YOUR MIND ATTACKING THE TEA PARTY FOUNDERS AND SUPPORTERS; THEY ARE THE PATRIOTS AND HEROES OF TODAY WHO COULD STAND AND FIGHT AGAINST OBAMA THE KENYAN BORN IMPOSTOR PRESIDENT AND THE DEMONSTRATICS IN CONGRESS. YOU BETTER GO HOME AND APOLOGIZE TO YOUR PARENTS AND SAY SORRY AND PROMISE NOT TO DISRESPECT THE HEROES AND PATRIOTS OF THIS COUNTRY. OK?

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        The Tea Party is just starting, still just forming old flash in the pan man, where as the democrats have grown old and weary and anti American, and they are even turning on themselves. Soon, they will be a party of the past, and we will have internal peace again, as all they have ever done is cause division.

    • Lubo

      Viktor, Thank you for your comments about our beloved Senator DeMint. I don’t know Mr. DeMint personally but I have a very good friend who does. He actually went to school with him and has stated that “What you see is what you get”. He went on to say that Mr. DeMint was a very good man.

      In addition, I do real estate appraisal work and recently appraised one of his neighbor’s homes. His neighbor stated the same thing and only had great things to say about him. THEY LOVE HIM!

      Given the aforestated, when old classmates and neighbors have this kind of an opinion of someone, then I think that says it all!

      I know that I personally think he is the most trustworthy person we have in Washington today. I would vote for him for President in a heartbeat. The guy is SMART, very smart and is trustworthy of the power of that office. We need more people like him and less of the dishonest cowards we have in Washington today.

      Again, thanks for your comments and have a great day!

      • William

        AMEN AMEN Lubo. you hit it on the head. I live in N.C. but I am a strong Demint supporter and like you I too would vote for him,

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Im hearing what you guys are saying about this guy, so Im going to have to do my homework and start studying up on him. He sounds like the kind of guy Im looking for, but unlike the losers who watched some guy buy millions of dollars of commercials saying “change, change, change”, I will educate myself as to who this guy is, where he comes from, and what his plans and visions are for this country, and then I will be educated enough to make a vote one way or the other. This last election shows us what happens when people make uneducated votes, and we dont need that again.

      • JRC

        He is a POLITICIAN, gawd you sheep, he will say whatever he has to say to be re-elected and at the moment he is riding the right wing craze….he will vote for whoever pays most and whoever gives him the largest kickback,…and I have news for you sheep you ain’t it.

        • Lubo

          Shuchs!!! That sounds more like King Obama to me and Jim Demint ain’t no Barack H. Obama!

          JRC…Are you still smoking that marxist dope boy?

        • 45caliber

          Oh, I see, JRC!! The DEMOCRATS ARE TAKING BIDS! That is why Rangle is having his problems. And since they do, you expect the rest to do it too.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Did you feel that way when you pulled the Obama lever, without educating yourself as to who and what he is?

      • chucky

        Hi Lubo. being in the real estate appraising business, don’t you agree that Arizona real estate which was the flattest real estate market in the country, With the passage of immigration 1070 law has seen a spike in sales(I look at the HUD list and a lot of the HUD homes in Arizona have sold in the last 6 months) Also I believe that states and cities that enforce illegal alien laws will see their real estate go up in value, while the sanctuary states and cities will see a drop in their real estate value(just my opinion/theory) What are your thoughts? Thanks

        • Lubo

          Hi Chucky,

          Absolutely!! Crime is a very relevant factor in a neighborhood market. If the people you elect to protect you and your neighborhood from criminal behavior turn the other way and do nothing about it, then your neighborhood will suffer a severe penalty in value because who in their right mind would want to live there?

          We should make JRC and all the other “Progressive/Marxist” live there and see how well it works out for them. But, that probably would not make any difference because they probably don’t own anything to begin with. They are way to busy trashing our country instead of working for a living. They think you and I should provide them with a home..more FREE stuff…while they smoke their dope and do nothing.

          Bottom line, if you are an illegal, then you are a criminal and your actions prove your total disregard and disrespect for the rule of law.
          If your neighbors do not respect the rule of law, private property and your privacy in general, or do what is required to become a US citizen, then again, who would want to live there?

          • 45caliber

            I’ve stated for years that if anyone wants to change our government to socialism or anything else, they MUST live under it for at least five years – somewhere else. Then when they return IF THEY STILL WANT IT HERE I’ll be willing to listen. Otherwise they should shut up.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            45caliber,
            I wouldn’t listen even then. Ive been in countries that have it. Thanks but no thanks!!! Like you and I both have said, I love this country too much to let that happen to her!!!

          • kate8

            Here is a shocking article on Agenda 21 and what we are not hearing about in the Gulf:

            http://www.examiner.com/x-10438-Human-Rights-Examiner~y2010m8d5-Censored-Gulf-news-Oil-leak-truth-lid-leaking?cid=examiner-email

          • Claire

            kate8– I knew it!! I knew it!! The damn stinking rotten liars. All of them. The creep that is head of BP now, Obama and gang, EPA–they are all lying. Thad Allan–all of them lying!! My husband and I talked about this last night. We knew they were lying. It was in the newspaper and TV that the oil is “gone.” The filthy lowlife liars. The oil is STILL there and the dispersement they used has contaminated and killed marine life, and God knows what this is doing to the people. Another thing we found out–when the dead dolphins and other marine life washed up on shore, BP quickly got rid of the bodies during the night so no one could see them. And this is why they wouldn’t “allow” anyone near the scene of the devestation? My friend in Florida told me this. She has relatives in Louisiana. The people that live on the Gulf said there is still oil. Also, there were huge plumes–what happened to those? They were under the water and were miles wide and deep. I am so full of rage over this I could literally scream. All I can say is the filthy lowlife liars. I want to call them every filthy name I can think of. I am so sick and tired of being lied to. We really have sick people in our government and in these so-called organizations that “say” they are protecting the environment. BP’s head honcho, all of them need a good ass whipping. And I wish I could be the one to do it. Sorry folks, but I am mad as hell.

          • Claire

            sorry–devastation – I can’t even type I am so angry.

          • libertytrain

            Claire – I think you are exactly right – most of us don’t live down there so we are forced to rely on the news – however inaccurate that has proven to be over the last 30 years – but we still are almost lulled by the info they put out – “the spill is capped” it’s over – It’s not over, it may be capped but the effects will affect us, particularly the folks down near it, the sea-life, for years to come — there’s so much wrong with this story it’s more like reading fiction fed to us than fact.

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Here is what socialism gets you, at least on the medical front. Percentage of men and women who survived cancer five years after diagnosis: U.S. 65% England 46% Canada 42%. Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within 6 months: U.S. 93%, England 15%, Canada 43%. Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within 6 months: U.S. 90%, England 15%, Canada 43%. Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see’s them within one month: U.S. 77%, England 40%, Canada 43%. Number of MRI scanners per million people: U.S. 71, England 14, Canada 18. Percentage of seniors (65+) with low income who say they are in excellent health: U.S. 12%, England 2%, Canada 6%. I dont know about you, but I dont want this socialized medicine that they have in England and Canada. The statistic speak for themselves. Socialism is a direct path to failure and frustration, and they can keep it. We do not need it here. And a big part of forming this socialism is having a cabinet that has no knowledge about running a business. Like the one we have now. Let me expound. The percentage of past presidents cabinets who had worked in the the private business sector prior to their cabinet appointments are as follows: T.Roosevelt 38%, Taft 40%, Wilson 52%, Harding 49%, Coolidge 48%, Hoover 42%, F. Roosevelt 50%, Truman 50%, Eisenhower 57%, Kennedy 30%, Johnson 47%, Nixon 53%, Ford 42%, Carter 32%, Reagan 56%, GH Bush 51%, Clinton 39%, GW Bush 55%, and the winner is—Obama 8%. Thats right, 8%. No wonder they have no clue.

      • Viktor Leben

        Robert Ringer’s (aka “The Tortoise”) interview with the Senator sure was enlightening ! Thanks to Mr. Ringer for the interesting content !!

    • Karolyn

      Blessed! Are you kidding me? South Carolina is one of the most backward states in the country. The Republicans here want to keep things as they’ve been forever. The “Good ole’ boy” mentality abides here. Ask people on the street here in Chesterfield county what they think of SC politics! I thank God we have a good chance for a wonderful Democratic governor in moderate Democrat Vincent Sheheen! SHEHEEN FOR GOVERNOR!!

      • Dagney

        People really should look up the definitions and history of the words “democracy” and “republic”. That will tell you all you need to know about the two parties. Now, of course, that’s not to say every Republican person realizes what a Republic should be or wants to keep it that way. They have been holding the line as much as they can against some of the most onnerous bills the Marxist in Chief has been pushing. However, you certainly can say, by the votes of the Democrats in the last two years that EVERY SINGLE Democrat wants to turn this nation into a Democracy or worse, a socialist “paradise” where they get to pick the winners and losers in this country.

        No, there are plenty of selfish Republicans currently in office who only want their goodies and to hell with the country. They do need to be dealt with for sure. However, I consider every one of the Democrats the ENEMY of this country and anyone with a (d) behind their name needs to be investigated, prosecuted, held to account for their treasonous and criminal activities.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Dagney,
          I disagree. There are a few blue dog dems that have stopped the worst legislation as much as any republican out there. Remember at the beginning of Nobamas tenure he had a majority and didn’t need the republicans to pass anything. The dems could do it all by themselves. the bluedogs stopped it to the point that he needed a few RINOs to do the crime!!!

      • Lubo

        I think that is Ole Lindsey Graham’s territory down their isn’t it? How does that relate to the Upstate and Jim DeMint?

        You think a dem is going to win the Governor’s race? You want to bet on that?

        You are going to see the largest turnout of conservative and/or Libertarian voters in the state of SC in it’s HISTORY. I personally know a multitude of people how have not voted in years that cannot wait until NOVEMBER!

        We are VERY tired of the foolishness and the folly of the progressive-socialist-marxist agenda in this country.

        • Karolyn

          Ditto (as far as turnout goes.). I live in Sheheen territory. Lindsey Graham at least responds to my emails. DeMint doesn’t. I just got an email about Haley being fined $4500 for paying her taxes too late; and she’s an accountant!! HAHAHAHAHAH! What a joke! She doesn’t even know that she has to pay royalties when she uses someone’s music for her campaign. She says she wants to shake up the good ol’ boys network but won’t commit to hiring more qualified women for state jobs. She’s just another hypocritical joke of a Republican.

          • DaveH

            If you truly want an end to discrimination by businesses, then you will vote for people that want to get us back to Free Markets.
            The Liberal solutions of anti-discrimination lawsuits, wrongful firing lawsuits, and sexual harassment lawsuits just make companies more determined to not expose themselves to those possibilities. So the aged, the minorities, and females have more trouble getting jobs, not less, because they are a very serious liability to those companies considering their employment. And, thanks to Government meddling, it is nearly impossible for a person who has screwed up to turn over a new leaf. Companies must scrutinize every potential employee vigorously to avoid a potentially company-life threatening lawsuit.
            In Free Markets, the companies that hired the best employees would be the ones who would succeed in the marketplace. Those who ignored applicants based on their race, sex, or age, would lose market share to those who just hired the most talented workers.
            If companies were allowed to fire anybody for any reason, they would not be afraid to give somebody, who has previously screwed up, a chance to prove themselves. Now, however, they know that if they choose wrong, they may be stuck with that bad choice for a very long time, or worse, end up in an expensive court case.
            And, on top of that, with Free Markets, we would save a fortune in wasted money that we now pay to Government Bureaucrats to meddle in our business choices.

            There is only one real solution to our problems. Vote Libertarian!
            For Individual Freedom, Personal Responsibility, Free Markets, and Limited Government:
            http://libertarianparty.org/platform

          • libertytrain

            DaveH – as always, excellent comment.

          • Joyce from Loris

            Well, maybe you can vote for Al Green! He should make ALL demorats very proud. I can’t stand Lindsey Graham who is an absolute RINO. Jim DeMint for PRESIDENT.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        You better pull your head out of the sand. The democrats are going down, and they are going down hard. They may even remove Obama and run Hillary, in an attempt to distance themselves from him, when in all actuality, he is just the figure head of all they stand for. But the dems have screwed this up so much, and America is damn tired of the standing there doing absolutely nothing but pointing fingers and placing blame like a bunch of little spoiled brats. We are all sick of it, even at least a third of democrat voters. It is sickening as to what these guys in the white house now are doing to this country, and what they are trying to do. They are out of here in 2010 and in 2012, and that is all there is to it.

    • Wlmitch1

      Tea Partier is a much better word. “Teabagger” is a vulgar term used by the radical Left to smear the Tea Party Movement. Teabagging is a vulgar slang term for a man placing his scrotum in the mouth of another individual. It is the same as using racial, religious, ethnic, and sexual slurs.

      • Lubo

        agree!….. but you have to understand that this would only apply to a conservative and/or libertarian that would use such language. If you are a liberal progressive then you can use such terms because you are just so much smarter and/or special than us GOD loving, COUNRTY LOVING, FREEDOM loving folks.

        • 45caliber

          Don’t forget “Bible thumping” and “gun loving”.

          • Lubo

            Dat’s right!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Thats right Lubo. Only those on the left are allowed to attack and attack and attack, and those on the right and in the libertarian movement arent allowed to defend themselves, or they are haters and racists. Only the left knows what we all need, and they are here to force it on us, even though nobody wants what they are selling. They seek to destroy the free market, and impose their own shariah laws upon us. Sorry, we dont need them, or their immoral dictates upon us. One of these days were going to play cowboys and democrats, and they arent going to like the results.

    • http://N/A Ralph

      Viktor,
      I live in Connecticut too and belong to the Stratford Tea Party. I know we are going to last for a long, long time, because we believe in tha Constitution and our Founding Fathers Principles, and we don’t like what is happening to our Country with this Administration. Please read the book “The 5000 Year Leap” to understand the Tea Party Movement so you will change your pessimisn.

      • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

        Exactly. The 5000 Year Leap is an accurate and incredible insight into the formation of our country and the controls that were intended for our government. It outlines the genius of the Republic and defines the checks and balances that allow the people the power to redirect the course of the nation when the government has over stepped the bounds of power.

        We have the ability to vote and that ability gives us the ability to control the direction of the nation. If you do not believe that, then you probably have little point of posting a comment on a blog, because it will be a waste of everyones time. Missouri has proven that the voting system is still intact. It is time for the voice of the people to be heard from the farm house to the white house by way of the ballot box.

        • Viktor Leben

          Ralph and Tea Party Tim,

          I can tell that you two are believers, and Tea Party Tim shows his leadership potential saying if I’m pessimistic I shouldn’t blog ! Thanks guys ! Ha Ha ! Touche !! ;)

          I’ve read quite a few books on politics. But I didn’t really see what was going on until I read two authors of a theological nature. Those two authors are 1)Clarence Larkin and his book “The Spirit World” and 2) Peter Goodgame and his online book “Against World Powers” at http://www.redmoonrising.com/worldpowers/awpindex.htm

          I don’t necessary personally agree with everythingl these authors have to say. But reading both of them sure scared the hell out of me. ………. and that, gentlemen is why I am pessimistic….

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Good luck to you and the Tea Party up there. Heaven knows you have such large obstacles to over come up there with the liberals having run rampant so long. Connecticut is a beatiful state, but my gosh do you ever have a bunch of frothing at the mouth liberals up there. Again, good luck to you and yours, and may your victories liberate your state from the grips of the liberals.

    • barbm

      tea bagger is a derogatory term associated with the male anatomy. please stop using it. we are tea partiers.

  • Greyhawk

    Posted by M. Jerome Ennis and is posted on many other sites.

    The TEA Party and other Challengers To the Power Elites, Please Read. The following is what has happened in America Over the Past 45 years. Please read and Please Get Out the Vote for Real Americans in November 2010 and Onward. We have been asleep for far too long.

    Wake Up America!!

    Yes, this is a turning point in American History.

    For far too long, we Americans have remained lazy and complacent and have been all too willing to accept laws and movements based on Political Correctness and then Later on Cultural Diversity. After all, we are a good and forgiving country made up mostly of hard working, tax paying, occasional church-going believers who, even if we do not attend a church, the majority consider themselves to be Christians and believe in God.

    While we have been busy working, raising our families, and otherwise getting on with our lives and being responsible, we have turned on the TV for entertainment and for a brief look at the Top News Stories of The Day in our communities, states, nation and world. We have not taken much time to really figure out what is going on in our own communities, much less the state, nation or world. We have depended on the Major TV networks: ABC, CBS, NBC and later on CNN, Fox and other news and TV outlets. Our entire world views have been painted by what these Outfits called News Outlets have gotten together and disected and decided to Tell Us. As we got on with our lives, our world and national views and opinions have been formed based on what the Talking Heads have Programmed Us To Believe and at times, they Parade Out Some Expert to Back Up The Same Stories that they, The Talking Heads have been programming us to believe. Thus, our opinions, thoughts, ideas, and beliefs have been Programmed Into Our Minds by the Programs we Watch or Listen To.

    And, at the same time, the Hollywood Propagandists who write TV scripts, Movies, Etc. have been Programming us with the Hollywood Version of Facts and History. They have been the primary Movers of Public Opinion including the Pushing of Political Correctness and Cultural Diversity.

    They have Programmed Us To Believe that If It Is On TV or In Print, that It Has To Be True. After all, would they “Dare To Say It On TV, If It Is Not True?” Well, of course, the answer is yes!! The TV and Hollywood Propagandists and the Main Stream Media are One In The Same. They have the same Owners and Handlers. They have purposely been Brainwashing and Dumbing Down Americans seeking their own profits, and their own personal agendas that their owners want pushed on the Average American Citizen.

    They write TV scripts ostensibly for Family Entertainment that are actually pushing Political and Social Agendas. Social Agendas that have included Socialism and Collectivism, Secular Humanism, Hedonism, Mockery of Christian Values, Mockery of Traditional Family Values, Mockery of Morality, Mockery of U.S. Traditions, Values, Customs, Language, Beliefs, Language, Patriotism and Borders.

    And, at the same time, Our U.S. government has been being shaped by the Power Brokers, who are carrying out in Official Capacity With Legislation and The Creation of the Bureaucratic Machine the same Agenda that the Propagandists Who Control the Media, TV, Hollywood, Movies and the general Entertainment and News Industry
    have been programming us to Accept and To Believe In.

    And, beginning in the 1960′s, the Federal Government Began the Most Massive Social Engineering Projects of All Times. And, in a mere 45 years or so, the Propagandists in Hollywood, The MSM, The U.S. Government’s Bureaucracy, and the Public Education System have successfully Dumbed Down and Brainwashed The Majority of the Nation, and it was all Part of A Bigger Plan and has been Accomplished by a Concerted effort by folks whose sole purpose has been to Destroy American Values, Customs, Beliefs, Traditions, Language and National Borders. In a short 45 years, we have gone from being a Producer Nation to a Consumer Nation. We have gone from being the worlds largest Creditor Nation to the World’s Largest Debtor Nation, and the current Liberal Democrats in DC along with their RINO co-conspirators, are running up this Debt at the fastest rate of any nation in the world in the entire history of the world. In a mere 45 years, our public education system has successfully Dumbed The Nation from being in the top 3 best public education systems in the world to the 2009 level of being the #28 best public education system in the world. Did the rest of the world get better? Of course not, we have been purposely Dumbed Down and Brainwashed By Design of those Running the National Teacher Unions, The U.S. Department of Education, and the Policy Makers and Law Makers in the U.S. Government and the Local And State Governments Willingly and Cowardly relinquished their Responsibilties to the Citizens of their Communities and States with the Promise from the Federal Establishment That They, The Feds would give them a Piece of the Monetary Pie if they go along with the Federal Plan. And, then the Local And State governments gave into the Federal Mandates By Blackmail Schemes. The Feds say to the states: “Go Along With Our Suggestions, or You, the STATES LOSE YOUR FEDERAL Funding.” This is how they have Blackmailed Their Socialist Agenda into Actuality.

    In a mere 45 years, the Official Government Policies and the Brainwashing By the Hollywood Media have Destroyed Traditional Family Values and Families. In 1966, over 80 percent of poor children, regardless of race, color or ethnicity lived with 2 parents. And, of these 2 parent families, at least one of the parents had a public job and worked for a living and provided for their families. Today, that figure is less than 20 percent, and the other 80 percent of poor children live with a single parent, usually a female, and many times this female is a child herself, or with some other family member or in state custody in foster homes.

    I would like to believe that these dismal figures and the dismal state that We, The People find our nation in has been quite unintentional, but looking at it honestly and in being intellectually honest, I know better. Now, the Average American Citizen has been an unwitting partner in the demise of America and our values, traditions, beliefs, culture, language, borders, and our U.S. Constitution. The average American has been Dumbed Down and Brainwashed and Programmed subtly by the Programs They Have Watched and From Print Media That They Have Read. But, mostly, the Brainwashing has come from TV Sitcoms, TV News, and TV Docu-Dramas being Presented As Facts. And Mini-Series being Presented As Facts.

    We have to Correct This Brainwashing and Clear Up The Lies That People Have Come To Believe as FACTS.

    Oliver Stone and Michael Moore and many more TV and Movie Writers, Directors and Producers have been Writing, Directing and Producing nothing more than Propaganda and Lies and they have become Masters of The Big Lies as they Prey on our Weak Minds and Emotions.

    They have tried to make us ashamed of being U.S. Citizens and Americans. They have tried to Re-Write History knowing that the average citizen watching the drivel and lies that that knowingly are producing and showing will believe it. Propaganda and The Big Lie Technique is one of the oldest War and Political Strategies ever been devised and the modern day Hollywood and Political Class have Mastered The Big Lie with the Advent of Electronics, and their Primary Weapon and Means of Distribution of Lies and Propagandas has been the TV and Other So-Called Entertainment and Media Outlets. But, the TV has been the main way of distributing propaganda and in destroying the nation’s Values, Traditions, Customs, Beliefs, Morals, National Identity, Language and Borders. And, this Dumbing Down, Propaganda Campaign, and Destruction of Traditional American Values, including Patriotism and Love our Our Country has been no accident. This has been carried out methodically and almost completely.

    The TEA Party Movement is mostly made up of Individuals, who have Turned Off The Tube, and have De-Programmed Our Minds of the decades of Brainwashing and Dumbing Down. In short the TEA Party Folks Woke Up From a 4 decade Fog and realized that those we had entrusted to the country to, Our Elected Officials, Had Sold Us Out and Were Destroying Our Nation, and that they only Care about We, The People, Come Election Day.

    That is why the MSM, Hollywood, Career Politicians of Both Parties, and the Homeland Security Network have been so vehemently Opposed to The TEA Party Movement, To Libertarians, To Anybody Who Dares Challenge Their Authority and Their Reign of Power and Sellouts and Abandonment of Constitutional Law and Government. In short, the establishment and all their agencies Hate The Truth and They Hate Exposure, and they Hate Being Taken Down from their Positions of Power, Wealth and Fame that they have Gained at the Expense of We, The People, at the Expense of the U.S. Constitution, and at the Expense of our Children and Grandchildren for Generations to Come.

    That is Exactly Whey The Tea Party and other Honest and Courageous Movements are seen as Such a Threat to those in power. Because the Truth Scares the hell out of them.

    And, that is why the Media and Hollywood has been so Vocal and Vehemently Hateful toward the TEA Party Movement and to it’s Leaders such Sarah Palin and others. But, we are AWAKE Now, and there is no Putting The Genie Back In The Bottle, and in November, we are going to continue Taking Our Country Back from the Power Elites of Both Parties who have been Selling Us Down the River Now for Over 4 Decades, and We are Going to Abolish about 70 percent of the Bureaucratic Machinery that they Have Put Into Place for Their Own Personal Power to Regulate and Charge Fees in Ways that they Cannot Do with Legislation. We are going to return the U.S. Government to It’s Constitutional Duties, and relinquish to the Cities and States their Rightful Places With Local Control of things such as schools, welfare, health care, etc. and leave the Free Market to Decide What We Buy and Not a Government that is Now Regulating Everything from Apples to Zippers and everything under the sun in between A and Z.

    America Has Awaken. The Excesses, Arrogance and Greed of our Elected Officials, Hollywood Elites, and Bureaucrats have Been Exposed and We Are Coming After Them in November 2010 and again in November 2012, and we are going to Return to Constitutional Law with a Limited Federal Government which is Free of Lobbyists who now Buy our Politicians To Do The Bidding of The Lobbyists, at the Expense of We, the People.

    • Nadine

      THANK YOU FOR THIS WELL WRITTEN OPINION!! WE ARE OUT HERE & WE BELIEVE AS YOU DO THAT WHILE WE HAVE BEEN OBEYING LAW, RAISING CHILDREN, WORKING AND PAYING OUR FAIR SHARE, THE PROGRESSIVES (HOLLYWOOD & MEDIA) HAVE BEEN CREEPING IN TO STEAL OUR WAY OF LIFE; TRUST ME; WE WILL “NEVER GIVE UP ON OUR COUNTRY” GOD BLESS!! I AM ALSO A VETERAN; SO I KNOW OF WHICH I SPEAK!!

    • Mary Kotarski

      A great big AMEN to everything you said. Putsd it all in a large nutshell!!!! I’m right there with you!

    • William

      Greyhawk you’r GOOD. and you prety much tell it like it is. that’s why I quit the alphabet socalled media outlets. I now rely on fox and fox afilliate stations for my news and oppinions. I no longer read the socalled news papers. and I am a firm supporter of the TEA PARTY movement and I encourage anyone who is truly concerned with the future wellbeing of our country to do the same,

      • JRC

        lol, Fox is the biggest cool aid distributor in the world. You guys need to realize that the media will say, make up, and report anything and everything that sells. They only care about the profit, NOT if they give you the honest truth. They do NOT care a darn about you or your cause….I have seen FOX and all the others lie so blatantly it hurts…but to you brainwashed sheep , they are you heroes…it is pathetic

        • Dagney

          Jim Jones, the original distributor of the poisoned “kool-aide” in Jonestown, Guyana, was a SOCIALIST. You are the one drinking it buddy.

          Speaking for myself, Fox News is not the only place I get my information. I get most of it really, from the widely diverse (AND STILL FREE FROM LIBERAL SHACKLES) Internet. On top of that, I understand American Values and love them. Most people, when they pay attention, know the difference between good and evil. They aren’t stupid as you imply. But, that’s typical of a Socialist, arrogance and a belief that people are too stupid to think for themselves.

        • badger

          You are pathetic! Fox actually have people informing the public of what is happening in this country. CNN,CBS,NBC,MSNBC,ABC are nothing more than an extension of the socialist, marxist running this country. Keep burying your head in the sand.

          • Karolyn

            You KNOW for a FACT that Fox is so pure! I’d like to sell you some swampland in South Carolina.

        • Lubo

          and I guess the Great JRC can give us the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth! LOL!!!!!!!!!!

          Matter of fact, why don’t we compile a book of all your comments to date and label it as “The book of JRC”. The only problem would be that a disclaimer would need to be stated on the cover as follows”

          “Warning! The author is an braianless progressive…beware!!!”

        • Robin from Arcadia, IN

          JRC… I disagree. You can say what you want about Fox, but on this blog you will be in a minority. I believe as many here do that Fox is one of the few places you will get the truth. They are watched more than any of the others ‘news’ channels. They wouldn’t be so popular if they were spreading all the lies you seem to think they are. People aren’t stupid. That’s why they have turned from the MSM to Fox!

          • Lubo

            That’s a fact my friend….let them keep kidding themselves about FOX. Most widely watched news network in the country and probably the WORLD. But you have to understand, progressives think they are smarter than you, me, OUR FOUNDING Fathers, GOD and ofcourse…FOX NEWS.

          • Karolyn

            I don’t understand. Where have you found info stating that Fox is the most widely watched network? I have a friend that’s pissed because it’s the ONLY news network she gets with her antenna. If that’s the case, well, maybe you’re right.

          • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

            Karolyn, dig your head out of the sand for crying out loud.

            Can you name 3 commentators on CNN? or ABC? or CBS? or NBC? or MSNBC?
            Now how about FOX?

            Why do you think that is?

          • http://donthaveone Beberoni

            Karolyn must live in a cave. Fox news has the highest ratings of any and all the news channels, and the liberals just cant figure it out. Well gee libs, here’s a clue – America likes to be reported the truth, not some left wing immorral agenda. Maybe if ABC, NBC, and CBS got back to actually reporting, instead of insisting on being propaganda wings of the democrats, they might increase their ratings.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        You are correct. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC are just propaganda wings of the democrat party, and thats it. They have no vested interest in reporting the truth in anything, just things to support their agenda. What a waste, and what a shame. I also have learned that if I want the truth, turn on FOX News. They even let the liberals on to speak their twisted point of view. How can you be any fairer that that? You dont get that from the Alphabet networks. Not at all.

    • Michael J.

      Greyhawk,
      I enjoyed this post very much. It says it all except naming the culprits behind it all, The Bilderberg Group and their plans for world domination.

      • BrotherPatriot

        BINGO!

    • BrotherPatriot

      I & others enjoyed your post, Greyhawk. Thank you for writing it…as you see, your not alone in your views. Yes, we are becoming very much aware of what the Agenda is and WHO these people are…a bunch of social degenerates wanting to control the people of this planet and it’s natural resources. They will fail. America isnt’ dead nor out of the fight. We just are uneducated and still in that fog…but this is changing.

      By the way…Greyhawk refers to the Dungeons & Dragons game (LOVE IT) and was curious if you got your name from that?

      Your brother in arms…Yol Bolsun.

    • Margaret

      Thanks for speaking the truth. I am 55, a 22 1/2 year veteran of the USAF, and have contributed half of my life to government service. It is as you say. Those who are indentured to the system will continue to keep a blind eye, as long as the benefits keep going. Yes, I am dependent on the government for my AF pension, but I earned and paid for it by serving to save our republic. I would gladly do it again.

      We, as Americans, need to pay more attention, involve ourselves more, have a say in who goes where. Washington needs new blood, there are far too few who actually are in it to represent whom they serve. Its not about the money they can bring back to the district. It is about being responsible, knowing and enforcing the Constitution as pledged, and listening to the people who elected you. If you can’t do that, go home!

      The Tea Party is an expression of the frustration the people have that the government they elected is not even listening to their cries for representation. We will replace these representatives until they actually start really listening instead of plowing ahead with their chartered course. It will take time, but it took time for the Congress to get this way and we will have to be diligent in our duties to save this nation.

      • 45caliber

        You are quite correct … despite what the liberal/progressives believe. I think that is the reason they are so afraid of the Tea Partiers. They KNOW that if the regular conservative people in the US in all parties starts paying attention to politics and start demanding the rights listed for them in the Constitution that their time is limited. I suspect that is why they are trying to hard to get so many things passed under Oblama now. They are hoping if they do pass what they want that the next Congress won’t get rid of the items. Or at least, all the items they are passing.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          The are scared of the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal, Jim DeMint,Mitt Romney and anyone else who has a clue to what is going on, and will come in and do what they say they will do. It is so foreign to these left wing liberals, that they get offended when someone actually tells the truth and does what they say they are going to do. They are so out of touch with mainstream America, that they just dont get it.

      • Lubo

        Well said and thank you for your honorable service to our GREAT nation!

        I’ve got your back!

    • Wlmitch1

      Excellent Post! I hope you do not mind, but I copied your post into a Rich Text Document and saved it to my hard drive for easy access. I included the following heading for proper accreditation:

      “Comment by Greyhawk on Personal Liberty Digest article:
      Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) Talks With Robert Ringer
      August 5, 2010 by Robert Ringer

      Greyhawk says:
      August 5, 2010 at 9:21 am
      Posted by M. Jerome Ennis and is posted on many other sites.”

      followed by your comment as you posted it. Your constructive criticism of the American People is a bit harsh, and is not what most Americans want to see or hear, but it is the TRUTH, and the truth MUST be told! Thank you for your moral courage and a job well done!

    • T-roy

      GrayHawk,

      Well done, i am going to send that to everyone I know no matter what end of the of the rope there on. and I have lived in 3 countries and +/- 14 states. can any one say “Conspiracy” and every industry is infected withit. its time to cut the tumor out.

      I’ll keep my Guns and Money, Obamination can keep the change

    • JoAnn

      Greyhawk,
      Thank you for the honest informative article, you have done a great service regardless of the people that cannot see the forest for the trees. the Bible tells us that there are none so blind as those that can see and wont see. Which takes us back to the real problem.
      Rejecting the Bible as the written words of God ( using the Apostles as His writers ),Jesus is the Savior ,He is the (only)Way the Truth and The Life, no man can come to the Father except through Jesus Christ.
      I said that to say this: If a person knows anything about Bible Prophecy they will know that we are living in the “Last Days”, regardless of how long the last days , last.
      Greyhawk has been brave enough to call it like it is.
      I believe that all of this is being allowed to happen for a time such as this.2nd.7:12,20. I send out a challenge to all,agnostic,atheist,liberal,church goer or anyone else that thinks that they have all of the answers.
      YOU SEE IT DOESN’T MATTER WHETHER YOU BELIEVE THE BIBLE OR NOT, I WOULD RATHER FOLLOW JESUS HERE ON EARTH BELIEVING THE BIBLE IS THE TRUE LIVING WORD OF GOD AND WHEN THE END TIMES COME FIND OUT THERE IS NOT A HEAVEN THAN TO LIVE LIKE THE DEVIL AND FIND OUT WHEN THE LAST DAYS GET HERE THAT THERE IS A HELL.
      We are being led into a socialist, communist, way of life and if everyone that doubts that will put on honest eyes and forget temporarily the words (democrat= republican)and just look at the evidence.
      1.Why was Obama given the privilege above every other politician ? And not have to prove his citizenship ? Even his wife has given all her personal information, so , what is he hiding??
      2. Look at all of the czars he has surrounded himself with,without approval from anyone in the W.H.
      3. Where was all of the transparency he preached on the campaign trail??
      3.Number all of the lies he has told.
      4.Badmouthing America.
      5.Denying that we are a Christian Nation.
      6.Destroying the Constitution!!!!!!!!!
      7.IGNORING THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!
      I wish to offer Greyhawk an invitation to make comments more often.

      Also I think Senator DeMint is a great leader and I would also vote for him if he ran for Pres.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Amen to that.

    • http://GOGGLE vaksal

      Greyhawk,finely worded artical and all so true,this year the american people will have the chance to set things on the right path,a Republic reborn and fighting mad.and the tea party will upend these corrupted officals in government,God willing.

  • PJ

    Elena Kagen seems to be responsible for several eligibility cases being dismissed. If this is true and she ends up on the Supreme Court, wouldn’t her appointment be a case of quid pro quo? I don’t care where he was born, but I hate to see someone receive a payoff with a position. Sounds like obstruction of justice to me. Will you check into things like this? If you really plan on cleaning up DC, you should.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      J,
      Unfortunatly, on the news todat(FOX) they said she has been confirmed! We are in for a very rough ride. A very rough ride, INDEED!!!

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    Senator Jim DeMint seems to be in a class separated from most of what we see in Washington. Now we need to find more like him!

    • Lubo

      He is without a doubt….I voted for him and will vote for him again….he is a VERY GOOD person and we love him here in the good ole state of SC.

      • JRC

        He is a POLITICIAN, he will stab you in the back if someone pays him enough…he does NOT care for you, or your cause all he and the others want is to be re-elected to get more illicit money and kickbacks…they will say whatever is needed to get there and change direction like a wind vane as soon as someone else pays better or he believes he can make more money. You all are nothing but brainwashed sheep that believe that any of those corrupt gangsters has the good of the people on his mind.

        • Dagney

          And, this opinion is based on what? Have you studied his votes? Your words seem to paint people with broad strokes. I think there’s quite a bit of intellectual laziness in your posts. Maybe you should read up a bit instead of spouting negative propoganda about anything or anyone the Socialist/Democrat party disagrees with.

          • Lubo

            Dagney, Don’t pay this guy any attention….He is a brainless progressive that must refer to his Marxist talking points book before making any comments.

            Don’t ask him for any facts to prove his point because he doesn’t have any. He participates on this blog for his daily exercise. It makes him feel “Superior” to us blind conservatives.

        • Robin from Arcadia, IN

          JRC… As flawed as our country might be, it is still the greatest country on earth. Nobody is perfect. There was only one perfect man on this earth and died to save us. You seem to have a lot to say, and most of it is negative and condemning. Do you have a better plan?

          • Lubo

            Hi Robin, Trust me, you will not get an answer to that question from JRC! I have followed this character on several BLOGS and I can tell you before he responds what his comment will be. It will be negative about you, our country, GOD and the world. This character is you typical misarable progressive-marxist that would like nothing better than to see the total desctruction of our GREAT NATION.

            JRC…I’m still wating on your answer? What system is it that will provide us with this wordly eutopia?

            Pick one of the following:

            1.) Socialism
            2.) Marxism
            3.) Communism
            4.) EVO – The GLOBAL worship the earth or Ape’s system???

            Or do you liberal socialists have some other cute little name for this great society? Again, what is you plan, what is the system, and who are the magnificient elite people who will set up and manage us little helpless underlings?

            I’m waiting?????????

        • 45caliber

          JRC:
          You say that he is a POLITICIAN as if the Democrats aren’t. I think if you check, there are more Democrats in the past who have been in trouble than there have been anyone else in any other party.

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          No sir, that is what the democrats do. And the democrats are the gangsters, you know, the union thugs, controlled by the mafia. Chicago. Rhambo “Deadfish” Emmanuel. Tony Rezko. Need I say more?

    • William

      yes Robin you are so right. and he is in a class by him self. we all need to support him in every way we can,

    • Wlmitch1

      If you are looking for others of Jim DeMint’s caliber, check out Lt. Col. Allen West for U.S. Congress. West is running as a Republican in Florida’s U.S. Congressional District 22, and is a real American Patriot. Check out his campaign at http://allenwestforcongress.com. He has also posted some excellent videos on YouTube.

      • Lubo

        I think Marco Rubio in Florida is a good man as well.

  • DON PAICE

    Good morning;
    Some comments on Senator DeMint. There is nothing wrong on waht he says. We all want this, unfortunatly it will never happen. I lived and worked in Washington DC for 20 years back in 1970. I have seen no change how the Goverment operates regardless of the Party in power.
    The more people we have the bigger the goverment. The senators comments are so old and used by all politicians. How do you reduce the size of Goverment ? If you do , then someone else will complain about not having this or that. A strong national defence ? We have that now and have more bombs , planes etc than anybody else. My question is a strong defense from whom? I am in favor of finding a solution to the immigration problem, but lets not forget that we or should I say american farmers etc fostered this situation for many many years, and even today rely on very cheap labor. This is a hard problem and I am not sure how to solve it.
    But rhetoric to please people and get re-elected or to get your party into power in these hard times, is in my opinion just pandering to a nervous population.
    thank you

    • Lubo

      Hi Don, Senator Demint just needs a litte help and you will see his vision for a smaller more efficient federal govenment come to fruition. If the rest of the country will get busy recruiting and electing good people like him, then good things will happen and you will see the return of a constitutionally driven government…limited in power….as intended by our founders.

      Let’s see if we can get Senator Demint to run for the Presidency. I sure would hate to lose him as our beloved Senator of good ole SC but sometimes sacrifices have to be made in times of hardship and adversity.

      • JRC

        He has one and only one vision,….a fat and overflowing wallet and enough money to live till he dies…and for that, he will tell you whatever you want to hear….

        • BrotherPatriot

          Give it up, JRC…you will find no support here for your scare tactics. Yes, he may be a politition but there are people who still support the constitution and have a seat in our government. Sara Palin (need I say more about her?), Michele Bachmann (wishes to unravel what has been done), Thaddeus McCotter (So this is what change means?) and many, MANY others…we just have to elect them into positions to start fixing what the Bilderberg Virus has done to us…and we will. The Bilderbergs and all their organizations are DOOMED. America and it’s people are coming for them…
          “Bring out your dead”…DING!

          So please, just go do your propoganda speech somewhere else or preferrably just keep your yapper shut. You will make 0% headway here.

          • Karolyn

            Sarah Palin will say whatever she thinks you people want to hear. The more “shucks” she uses, the more votes she gets.

          • 45caliber

            Karolyn:
            She can’t do any worse than Oblama is doing. That’s a plus for her.

            I don’t know if I want her as President or not, but at least she’s proved in Alaska that she is in favor of smaller government and smaller spending.

        • Dagney

          Where are your facts? You really need to stop defaming people in such a stupid way. You aren’t persuading anyone. You are making people laugh with your inarticulate and uninformed comments. Do you know what “projection” is? We have been seeing a lot of it out of the Democrat party in the last two years. You are probably a classic case.

          • T-roy

            10-4 on that. I already think she is as clever as a bag of hammers.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            T-roy,
            I don’t think karolyn is THAT smart!!!!

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          Man, what in the hell are you so scared of? You post after post after post, and its all doom and gloom with you. No one is good. Its all bad. Everyone is out to get you. You sir have all the symptoms of a chronic cocaine abuser. Maybe you need some help, I dont know. But something is definately amiss with you.

  • george

    the mandate to buy health insurance is the stealth dagger to the heart of freedom. if obama gets his way the govt. will be able to order us to do anything. that clown out in la la land said the govt. can do just about anything it wants. well, he’ll be right if the health care mandate is upheld. america, as some of us have known her, will be gone. at that point i’ll just keep my powder dry, and my guns cleaned because they may just have to come and get me when i don’t comply.

    • JRC

      If you believe for even one second that the republicans will void that bill you are in for a huge surprise…they will NOT commit political suicide and that is what this would be. A very , very large part of the republican voters will have great benefits from this..they do after all have a large contingent of unemployed, welfare, and an estimated 6 times larger voters of low income people…and it is those, the people at the end of the totem pole who would leave and vote democrat if the republicans would ever try to void this bill…and doing so will render the republicans in the minority for a generation or longer.

      • BrotherPatriot

        You remind me of an annoying little yip dog…yappin at the heals. Totally unaware of the BOOT coming to kick your yippin little ass.

        The BOOT will break your kind…it starts this Nov 2010 and will continue in 2012 and beyond.

        • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

          Ok, that one made me spew my coffee. I will be thinking about this later tonite and still laughing.

        • T-roy

          omg……….. thats the funniest thing i’ve read all day. you said it much kinder than i would have….

        • Lubo

          Brother Patriot….. I told JRC basically the same thing on another blog. LOL!!!

          I told him he is like a little poodle running around nipping at everybody’s feet but when they turn on him an stomp a foot…..he runs. I also told him when little poodles engage a group of “Pit Bulls” who love GOD and country, then sometimes little poddles get eaten!

          These people have NO CLUE as to the size and scope of the current movement against the foolishness and folly of their proposed socialist-marxist ideas. Really, they have NO CLUE what is coming!

          • BrotherPatriot

            Roger that…and so very true.

      • Robin from Arcadia, IN

        JRC … Sweetie…. you really need to calm down… You are filled with so much hatred. I can only imagine how happy it makes you when people comment back to you. I honestly don’t think you are so far left as you claim to be. I think you just like to rile people up and sit back and enjoy what you have started.

        • T-roy

          thats the funny part. they are here because the know we are right

        • Lubo

          He is just a foolish liberal…what else could we expect?

      • michelleo

        JRC What?? and your communist Demorat politicians dont????? your so full of it you stink of it……… just sayin

      • 45caliber

        JRC:
        Actually, except for those who have retired, very few conservatives are on welfare or other “free” government programs. We have too much pride. And when we do have to go on it, we try to get off just as fast as we can. We have a tendency to believe that working for your living isn’t evil.

        You are appealing to the welfare block – which isn’t on this thread.

      • Lubo

        Well JRC ole boy…..you get prepared for reality because their will be MANY progressive bills repealed in the very near future.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        No sir. The only ones that benefit from this socialized health program, is joe crack dealer down the road, that wont work for a living. He will get his free. People like me that work, will have my premiums upped and my coverage lessened. Some that work that didnt have health insurance, will either have their companies forced to supply it, who will then make that employee pay for it, or they will get a notice from the government that they will buy health insurance, from the government plan, or they will start getting a huge fine every month. So now you are going to get some poor mothers, with children, that have a job, and they are going to be forced to buy a health insurance program that they cannot afford. And you call that good? Your a sick puppy. Now go and get a job.

  • Coservative at Birth

    I have received two American Community Surveys from the Census Dept., and a phone call telling me that I must fill it out under penalty of law. They said that 250,000 were sent out. I replied that I refuse under the equal protection clause of the Consitution. Has anyone else receieved this 18 page questionare? I have instructed all in my household not to answer the door for someone they don’t know. My 12 Gauge is now loaded and stored in the vestibule closet. Just another sign in the creeping totalitarianism infecting our
    Government.

    • JRC

      What a dumb remark, so you have your 12 gauge…what ye wanna do, shoot the census worker? Why, he is doing his job and could be very well a conservative or GOP voter also. Are you prepared to sit on the chair or get injected with poisons just because you where stupid? Posting this on the internet would make it premeditated murder and if you believe you are anonymous you are sadly mistaken. Murder is murder and if you think your pitiful political excuses will protect you from the death sentence you are mistaken. Right wing zealots are all so full of hot air and crap, they get ready for the government to come and get them…yet the people that will come and get you could be very well fellow conservatives doing they’re job according to the oat they swore.
      This is such an unbelievable idiocy..and your dreams of a revolution is nothing but hot air. You need the full support of the people to succeed and that is something you do NOT have, so you will go down in history not as patriots and a patriotic revolution but as right wing domestic terrorists.

      • Lubo

        JRC….If you need the FULL support of the peoples then why did the dems pass major healthcare legislation through reconciliation after bribing half the senate?

      • Claire

        I filled out my census and mailed it the next day. The way I look at it, it was the taxpayer (me and you) that had to pay the salary for the census workers that had to be hired.

        • Claire

          Besides, they do the census every 10 years. Why was this one any different? After all, I have read a lot of posts that say the NWO have been in the works for years and that a lot of politicians/administrations were/are in favor of the NWO. How did people react to the census 10 years ago?

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Why do you have to say “right wing zealots”? Why that moniker? He could have been a left wing liberal for all you know. But the census form you need to fill out, that your area you live in will received the proper federal funds according to how many people live there. You need not fill out the other parts, just how many people live there, and leave the rest blank. This is why the poor low income areas often do not get funding for their area’s, because no one educates these people that they need to fill out this form as it means money for their district. But they dont do it, because “its the man” to them. Education is the key, thats all Im saying. Just fill out how many people live there, get the money coming for your district, and leave the rest of it blank. Thats all one has to do.

    • chucky

      I argued with the census taker they sent to my house. I told her my rights that I only need to reveal to you conformation of address and how many in household. I told her good day and she informed me that I must give more information under penalty of law. I told her to call the police. She did and I explained to the officer that the U.S. Census is supposed to be a head count of population. I confirmed to her that this is my residence and I also gave the information the census was meant for by telling her that my wife and I reside here making 2 the number of people in our home. The officer agreed with me and told the census taker that he confirmed he resides here and told you the amount of people living here and does not want to answer any more questions that is his right. All you have to give them(census) information wise is confirm you live there and how many live in your home.

      • michelleo

        I did the same – the government can go FIS, they already have all the info on you they want and need

      • 45caliber

        I bet the census worker loved you! And the cop!

        I recently heard that a man in HI (also a cop) had NO TRESPASSING signs out. A census worker showed up – and he called the police to have the man arrested for trespass after he refused to leave. The government is planning to represent him in court but the judge is saying that he doesn’t like the census either. I’m curious to how that will play out.

      • kate8

        I had the same problem with the census. I refused to answer anything but the number living in my home, and they came to my door four times demanding I complete the form. I told them all the same thing – the number, nothing more. I also told them I wouldn’t answer their questions no matter how many times they came out.

        They finally sent out a supervisor, who told me that non-compliance was not an option. So I invoked my right to remain silent, and he said okay and left.

        It’s really all about compliance. They are getting us used to complying with whatever they tell us to do. It will only get more and more invasive and personal. There is no more ‘going along to get along’. We must draw the line in the sand.

        No more compliance with demands that overstep their Constitutional authority. Our silence and apathy is taken as assent.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        You are correct. Fill out how many people live there, and write NOYB, for None of Your Business across the rest of it. The head count is what they need so that the proper funding comes to your district in accordance with how many people live there. The rest is none of their business, and you do not need to fill it out. I do, but Im very fictitious about the other stuff.I know someone is probably getting a laugh somewhere.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      Conservative at Birth… We had a census worker come to visit us. I gave him the information he asked for. Since then, we have had phone calls from Washington DC. We have call waiting, so we don’t answer them. I do not know anyone living in Washington DC, so I do not believe I should answer if I choose not to. Now… Here is the odd part…. I tried to do a reverse look up on the number. The only information I was given was that it was a land line. So, I called the number. I got a recording saying the number was not in service and to check the directory. This was about an hour after receiving a phone call from that number. I would really like an explanation for this, but I am unsure who to ask.

  • Coservative at Birth

    I have received two American Community Surveys from the Census Dept., and a phone call telling me that I must fill it out under penalty of law. They said that 250,000 were sent out. I replied that I refuse under the equal protection clause of the Consitution. Has anyone else receieved this 18 page questionare? I have instructed all in my household not to answer the door for someone they don’t know. My 12 Gauge is now loaded and stored in the vestibule closet. Just another sign in the creeping totalitarianism infecting our Government.

    • 45caliber

      Put a sign up on your door – “DO NOT TRESPASS”.

      Then if they show up and won’t go away, call the police and have them arrested.

  • http://Yahoo.com Irene Grooms

    We’re very lucky to have Senator Demint and Joe Wilson in our state for they’re for the people of our great state and they fight for our rights. To those who think the Tea Party is dead think again .If its like i think the Democrats are the dead ones You’ve pushed the American PEOPLE TOO FAR THIS TIME.

    • Lubo

      That’s a fact!

    • Bob Wire

      and where have you been pushed to?

      You are where you wish to be ~ by your own choice Madam.

      If it wasn’t for Federal Spending ~ your state would be exporting “Cardboard” and drying up. The Fed has been most kind to your state for many years. And nothing has been done to change that until recent.

      You’ve been forewarned US Troops will stand-down. ~ My guess is that your State is extremely busy with this as I speak. ~ Know that the good times are over and this scaling back will affect you directly. South Carolina needs to find another way to feed their numbers. Don’t end up like Arizona , where government is the states primary employer.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Arizona is on the rise pal. Tourism is going up, and people are moving there to support their new terrorist illegal alien laws. People appreciate a state that will stand up and enforce the laws on the books, even if the federal government doesnt have the balls to do it. Shame on Obama for opposing it, and any American that doesnt believe that illegal means illegal.

  • KEV

    If you like DeMint and believe in his style then know that he has a fund called the conservatives fund. The point is that he will win his race in S.C. but needs help in the Senate to pull the RINO’s back to the side of limited government. He supports constitutionally sound candidates around the nation (Sharon Angle, Ken Buck, Rand Paul) Please visit his website and donate to this fund so we can increase this type of thinking in the Senate

    • JRC

      Yeah you all go there and stuff his money box lol, ha will laugh at you all the way to the bank…every penny u donate is money he saves.

      • Lubo

        JRC… you every thought about theropy?

      • http://?? Joe H.

        JRC,
        Never mind therapy, just check in at the nearest mental institution and tell them you are a menace to society!!! That way they will not let you out!!!

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Heck man, since your against it, Im getting the address and sending a Grant right now. If your against it, it has to be a good thing. Thanks Pal.

    • Bob Wire

      Constitutionally sound? with just a few changes and few liberties offered to some and taken away for others , while trying to entice moderate back into your mix with the lure of money only for their vote.

      I think you are peeing in the wind with that idea. ~ But Hey! it’s your money.

      I think you need them ,more then they need you ~ and probably glad your gone and you haven’t got enough money for what you ask.

      Now I think maybe you are beginning to get it! You’ve been invited to hell and still packing and excited about the trip!

  • http://gmail i41

    Don, you have a good idea of what the beltway government idoits function problems are/ Now the citizens are paying for another 250,000 wonks to produce nothing by reams of paper and more assine regulations. I have heard Senator DeMint talk about ways of down sizing government programs. When you mention farmers, there is another democrat greeny program called Conservation Reserve Program sign up program starting next month looking for sign ups. It is the way for governement to use a underhanded way to control more land. The federal government already controls over 70 percent of the land west of the Mississippi River. Between the wilderness Areas . parks, National Forrest land, National Grasslands and Senic Areas, the government has more property that is idled and not being utilized or on the tax rolls. When the first CRP was signed up for in 1980 it payed land owners to sit on their rears and collect payments for doing nothing, yjere is still idled land on the books and now there will be even more welfare rats with their hands out. I know what I’m talking about because ranch and farmland that my great grand dad home steaded and over the year bought more as did my granddad, is now in CRP, why be cause my uncles and my cousins collect several thousand of dollars of taxpayers money from the government, and do nothing, except charge hunters to hunt on their/government rented land. Land the raised over a 1000 head of beef, keep 9 families working and producing food, now produce 275 head of livestock and employs 2 people. But the is a lot of government wonks that drive around it every month and write checks and fill out paper work. It is just a soft communist marxist plan to control food production by government take over of property. The average age of ranchers and farmers are 62 years old, a hundred thounsand dollar check every so often sure head with your SS check. People that sign up for 10-15 increments usually move to town and will work for minium wage job to ber doing something besides drinking coffee and playing golf. Where the used to whine about fencing they go to golf touraments and love standing in the sun “having fun with plenty of refreshments” and not complain. The idea of needed illegal immigrants to pick crops is Bull. Machnes can pick tomatoes, grapes nuts lettuce and other produce. There is mechanized equipment but why by when illegalsd will agree to do it for a job. Machines don’t defecate on ground that is producing feilds, use the healthcare system and never pay, doesn’t need schools to teach their ofspring in spanish, and also machines will work none stop with different operators. But our society does think getting you hands dirty is a polite occupation to do, it it to go to school and non stop colleges to just theorize and produce fuzzy thought. Cut the whole damn welfare system top to bottom and give 50 % pay cuts to all government life time employees including Congress and the Prez. Since these clown are the CEO and The Board, their wages should follow the nations productivity and since we are sliding backwards cut their earning accordingly, nation does great they get paid, slides backwards the immediately get whacks like the citizens do.

  • JRC

    Envy does not become you well

    • Lubo

      JRC…Who would envy someone like you?

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Hey cant help it Lubo, JRC is a pathetic sad human being. How can one live in such a desperate dark state like that? I mean, everything is doom and gloom with the guy. Its all bad with him. I dont know how some can insist in living in a dark, dark place like that. Its pretty sad actually.

  • KEV

    JRC
    Go back to the Huffington Post Blog. We can see who you are and none of us are interested. If we were we would be watching the major news channels this morning or better yet The View.

    Have a great day and think about reading some of the founders documents?

    K

    • Lubo

      Who said JRC could read? He wouldn’t understand it if he did.

  • atlas reborn

    most americans do not want socialism, they want smaller government. it is the welfare recieptiants and the illeagal alliens that want it so they can sit on their duffs and drink beer and smoke dope and watch tv, all on our dime. it is a cring shame they think that way because if they get their way, we will stop working and where is the government going to get the money when everyone stops working? I have said and will continue to say that no one should eat unless they work for a living. their are jobs out their and i know it because the flood of illegal alliens keeps growing, so we need to do the right thing. we need to deport all the illegal allien and tell the welfare reciepiants that if they do not take one of these jobs they will receive nothing not 1 dollar. the bible says no work no eat. common sense says if you do not work you do not eat. the government does not have the right to rob peter to pay paul. when someone takes a gun points it at your head and says give me your money that is called stealing and when the federal government points a gun to our head and says give me your money and then distrubites it to other people then that is stealing and that is not ok. in the congressmen want to give their own money to the welfare recieptants they can but it must be their money not ours. If they want to rob us than we by law have a right to defend ourselves and revolt.

    • Karolyn

      Uh, the flood of illegal aliens is slowing right now, and many, especially in Arizona. are going back. I don’t know how you people can keep saying “most Americans” just because everybody you know feels the way you do. I think you need to get out into the world a little more and meet more people. You really know nothing other than what’s fed to you by this site, Faux News and other conservative venues. I guess there are jobs out there for men, especially if you like to bust your butt in the hot sun like the Mexicans do. That’s something I do agree with you about. Here where I live my neighbor cannot get anybody to do yard work for her for $10 per hour because she wants $10 worth. I’m talking about white middle class kids. I live in SC, and the only people we see raking pine straw in the forests are the Mexicans. The Americans are too good to do that type of work in the heat. I guess it’s true that southerners are lazy. I’ve seen it time and again. I’m originally from NJ. No matter what you have to say about Mexicans, they are hard workers.

      • T-roy

        are you for real lady? you have know idea what your talking about. have you ever lived on the border or even in the south. i was born and raised on the border and yes there are hard working mexicans but the majority just like you lefties are lazy and dont have a clue what is going on around you. move to a texas, new mexico, arizona or cal border town an get a taste of what life is really about. you want to say the way it is then go live it and we will see what you say then.

      • libertytrain

        you say you have little money. $10 an hour isn’t all that bad when one has nothing. I know women your age here in NC that do that kind of yard work and well for the same kind of money and they are not Hispanic and enjoy their work.

        • Karolyn

          I used to be able to do that kind of work; but not anymore. Are you kidding? I’d love to get $10 per hour. There are no jobs here in Chesterfield, SC for women. I’m not a nurse or a teacher. That’s why I have to make my own work. And no MAN has ever taken care of me despite my having been married previously and being in relationships. Don’t talk to me about working. I worked my whole life since I was 15 and babysitting. That’s 48 years brother!

          • libertytrain

            I fully expect to work full-time till the day I die – I average about 14 hours a day – no handouts here – And I’ve been working nearly as long as you – slightly, only slightly, younger.

          • Claire

            libertytrain— I will be at my job 45 years on September 1st. Egad, the time sure flew by. I will probably die at my desk, but hopefully not, I want to work about another 2 years and then I will retire. One never knows what the future has in store. I am glad I don’t know.

          • libertytrain

            Claire – 45 years! Well there’s probably something worse than dying at our desks – like being in some nursing home strapped to a bed. And you’re right, I don’t want to know either.

      • 45caliber

        Karolyn:
        I haven’t laughed out loud over a comment for quite some time – but I did yours. You are against Arizona trying to send illegals home – and then quote it as if this is proof that the illegals are no longer coming here. I love it! Talk about trying to twist the truth!!

        • Karolyn

          I never said anything against Arizona sending illegals home. why does no one ever talk about Mexico doing something for their own people? Everybody rails against those poor people, but I have heard no one – no commentator, politican or anybody – rail at Mexico. That’s the main issue here.

          • Karolyn

            PS – I laugh out loud over comments I see here all the time!

          • libertytrain

            I seem to recall the Mexican President here in Congress talking about how bad we are to want to fix our immigration – he’s too busy worrying about our people’s desires than to take care of his own people. As were our members of Congress and the Senate as they applauded him on. Go figure?

          • Claire

            libertytrain–I remember that very well. They all applauded. And then the next day they shredded the guy. Talk about two-faced politicians. These politicians talk out of both sides of their mouths. I do agree with Karolyn–why doesn’t the Mexican President DO something for his own people? Or is it because the druggies rule Mexico? Since it is apparent the Mexican President has no control whatsoever over his country, I say we have to do it for him. Send the illegals packing-back to Mexico. If Obama and Congress does not have the guts to send them packing, then we should not vote for any of these gutless wonders that are in office now. Send them packing too. All of them.

          • Claire

            Something else to think about–I wonder what each and every politician would say if they were questioned about their stance on the illegals–they all need to be pinned down and we should DEMAND an answer from each and every one of them on this issue. I feel we would be in for a rude awakening. I bet most of them would stammer and hedge around the issue. What do you think?

          • libertytrain

            Claire – my take on what she said, and of course, I may be wrong, is that she felt we all in this Country should be doing something for Mexico – I believe we have given aid in the millions and more likely, billions of dollars – but whatever is it used for? Certainly not helping the general population. I recall going to Mexico City 30 years ago and it was a hell hole then and the tour guide stated how it was going to get so much worse in years to come because of the population explosion estimated to be in the millions and millions in the coming years. It was hard to imagine so many living in such squalor while so many others there lived very well. People then were living in lean to shacks on the streets. I did not answer your other comment from last night but I will try to formulate my thoughts as soon as I can. Yes, we have poverty in our land but not to the extent I saw there. Sometimes I think that old adage “The Good Lord helps them that helps themselves” is more applicable to so many more than just those of us that do work our buns off. Claire, you work hard, have all your life. And there is a great deal of joy to be found in work because I am sure you have found that adage as true for you as I have for me. There is a tremendous satisfaction in self reliance. More than continuously taking government handouts – Some people have to rely on that help now and then, but it should not become their career. I’d happily clean toilets and scrub floors if it meant my family would be cared for. And I believe you would have done the same – Many of us have with pride.

          • libertytrain

            Claire – I think if we pinned them down, they would hem and haw. I can’t help but wonder why W did not do something about this situation, I don’t believe Clinton did either – and why – what is it that they know that we are not privy to? I am truly not a conspiracy theorist – however – what don’t we know when it is or was a simple problem of enforcing the laws already on our books. And I recollect reading somewhere today on one of the threads that idea that if our Country is so bad, why do so many want to be here from other countries? I remember on our trips to Europe a couple things that struck me hard – we traveled on our own driving throughout several countries – so many, particularly in Germany – thanked us, thanked us when we were in the company of soldiers (not in uniform) for protecting them – and many saying this were young kids in their twenties. Others, the older ones, told how grateful they were for the US soldiers over their living keeping watch in their Country – even had a older Dutch psychiatrist tell me of his youth and what we meant to his country in World War II and because of that had only respect for the USA. I’ll be pooh-poohed for this comment I am certain, but at least I’ve traveled to Europe and got first-hand comments – they had nothing to gain by approaching us and telling us. The other thing is an occasional person who told us how fortunate we were to be living in this Country – heck even Lech Walesa told me that – and he is my personal hero.

          • Claire

            libertytrain–NO, no, no, I do NOT want any American’s money to go towards Mexico. Ever. Maybe I misunderstood Karolyn’s comment. I do not want to support Mexico in any way, shape, or form. I want the illegals sent back to where they belong. We do not need them here.
            Yes, I would clean toilets too if it meant that my family would be fed and cared for. The welfare system is in a shambles. Too many people have/are taking advantage of it and they are getting off easy. Where is their pride? The welfare system needs to be cleaned up-immediately. Some do not have a choice, and they have to take welfare, but there are too many others that abuse the system.
            Yes, there is a great deal of pride in being self-reliant. Your comments were excellent.

          • Claire

            libertytrain–Another great comment from you. Clinton, none of them wanted to deal with the illegals. Now it has become a nightmare and it must be dealt with. The problem is that I think a lot of the politicians do want amnesty. I cannot see how America can take on any more people. I want our soldiers to have jobs when they come home! I only care about the soldiers, we must stand by them. Gosh, I can remember when our troops came back from Viet Nam, some people treated them like crap. It would piss me off to no end. I remember back then Bob and I were at a restaurant, some soldiers on leave came in to eat, and there were citizens that got up and moved away from them! Bob was so mad, he got up and told the soldiers he would pay for their meals and Bob did. Then Bob turned around and looked at those people and said “well, I can see whose side you are on.” I was so proud of my husband. It takes a lot to get him mad and he sure was mad that night. No one said a word, the soldiers thanked us and we told them to be safe and that we appreciated them.
            Regardless of the intent for this war we are now in, we have to stand up for our soldiers. They sure as heck have sacrified a lot more than some of the rest of us.
            Sorry, I got on a rant again. As always, I appreciate your post and your words of wisdom.

          • libertytrain

            Claire – I’m proud to know you and your husband. I have apologized to Vietnam Vets for so many of us being so swayed by the mood of the country then. It was the media that started that swing – I watched a news documentary about the time-frame this soldier bashing began some months back – that Life magazine was the very beginning of that soldier hate attitude that was so rampant then and so very wrong – with some issue that it came out with and the press took it and ran with it – creating a very illogical problem of hating our soldiers that escalated into idiocy. If nothing else it was wrong because most of those poor boys were drafted. What fools we can sometimes be when we don’t think for ourselves. Again, I’ll be pooh-poohed for that by the left for saying I do evaluate things for myself. But hey doesn’t that sound like something you’d say! I adore you and thank your Bob for me for taking care of our soldiers so long ago.

          • Claire

            libertytrain–I went downstairs and told Bob what you said. He said it still honks him off about what happened back then. And knowing him, he would still react the same way if it were to happen again. The left–I could care less what they think. They have already shot themselves in the foot. If they say one word to you, I will have to tell them exactly what I think. Freedom of speech–we can say what we want. They sure are saying what they want.
            Bless you and your wonderful family. I will be thinking about your daughter getting home. Happy day!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Libertytrain and Claire,
            It is happening again with this war. Look a couple of years ago when, I believe it was Frisco or Diego that wouldn’t let the ships with our sailors dock in their port! They were against the war and were punishing our troops because of it! I hate every one of these progressive a$$holes that punish the troops for the fact that the government sends them into harms way! When I came back from RVN, I had some harikrishna type call me a baby killer and I lost it. I knocked him on his butt and was lucky enough to get an understanding cop that let me go. As I remember I didn’t wear my uniform much after that when in civillian areas. I still make it a point to walk up to servicemen and thank them for their service and have bought drinks, meals and will continue till I can’t get out to do it anymore!

          • Bob Wire

            The final answer to illegal immigration is in Mexico City. And I fear that’s where it will stay.

            Until which time the US makes it a Mexico Problem.

            And the only way that will happen is to cost them MONEY.

            And Ideas?

          • Claire

            JoeH–Bless your heart. You are just like me and my husband. We stand up for our soldiers. I can tell you one thing, I better not hear or see any derogatory comments or actions towards our soldiers. I can’t believe how heartless and cruel some people can be. These soldiers were sent to war because the government sent them! Did they desert? Hell no. Some people do not understand that! Some people don’t understand that a soldier and his/her family has sacrificed their way of life for America and all Americans. I have no tolerance for people that demean our soldiers.
            BTW–I am glad you busted that creep on his butt. Good for you!

          • libertytrain

            Joe H – I don’t recall that one about not letting the ships in – How idiotic the left can be regarding the American soldiers – I would have thought we would have learned from what we did to you soldiers of the Vietnam War but apparently not— Those people of San Diego and San Francisco would probably all be speaking Japanese, German – who knows what language – if not for a soldier somewhere that gave up his or her life for their right to be an idiot.

      • Lubo

        I would suggest you go back to NJ.

      • Joyce from Loris

        You should be in a better mood, Karolyn. You just got your food stamps the first of the month. You had said in a previous blog, that you had been looking for a job for 4 years, and could not find one because of the white, southern men’s good old boys club. Well, you can rake straw in your neighbors yard for $10 an hour. SEE?? I found you a job!
        I knew you were not a real southern person. Why don’t you move back to New Jersey? Take your liberal ways and sour puss attitude with you. You hate men, you hate southern people and you hate conservative people. I am being to think you hate yourself.
        Don’t forget, apply for that job! Maybe you can give up the $78 in food stamps you got at the first of the month, which is exactly $78 MORE THAN I GOT. I had to work for my food. You have NO RIGHT to put down South Carolina. You, too, are an immigrant.

        • Lubo

          Joyce, Well said! I agree with you completely. If you will pay 1/2 of a one way ticket back to NJ then I will pay the other 1/2. That way Karolyn can go back HOME and bitch and moan their. At least we can get her off Welfare in the good ole hard working state of SC!

          People like her amaze me! Doing yard work in her mind is something a spanish speaking mexican should be doing so that gives her the right to sit home and play blogo on her computer all day!

          I will rake leaves, pick up garbage, wash cars or do anything legal to make money before I would walk out to my mailbox and get my little government check drawn off the backs of my fellow AMERICANS!!!

          When I was in my twenties, I worked a full time job as a computer programmer and then cleaned chimneys and cut and sold firewood as a second job, to make ends meet for my family! These people make me SICK!!!! Go to Europe!!!! You can lay on the beach every day and do nothing!!!!

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        I have to refute your claims, and have to say you dont know what you are talking about. But I do. See, I ACTUALLY worked in this hot summer sun, with a crew of Mexicans, and as the summer went on, I found out everyone of them were illegals, but the laborers union hires them anyhow. Seems I spent most of my days, noticing someone missing somewhere, and I would find one hiding off the road in the woods in the shade, and then one would be in the truck. And then one would just be gone, and an hour later he would appear again. Seems most of them made of job, out of not doing their job. Now I will say this, some of those guys were strong as a horse. But they were lazy as a donkey too. If you didnt keep an eye on them, they would screw the work crew over every second that they could. Hard workers? No, not one of these guys. Lazy sneaky illegal’s is what they were. But at night, boy could they ever put the beer away. My oh my. I seen stuff that legends are made of on that front. But hard workers, no, no, no, no, no. And unlike you, I was there in the trenches shoulder to shoulder lady. So dont judge by what people tell you, judge by what you actually experience. It might be a whole different story.

  • Steve Coy

    H. Flashman you live under our Constitution which allows you to spew your crap but from my standpoint as a VN Vet I would Never fight for your right to destroy this Country. Only a fool will vote for any Democommie that passes massive legislation that they don’t even Read. Only a Moron like yourself would be against a group of people that wants our Constitution back. Only a piece of Gargage would protect a Radical Muslim Kenyan Born Mullato who hates the United States and all White People, you are a Traitor.

    • michelleo

      GOD BLESS YOU STEVE XOXOXOX

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Thank you Steve Coy, I couldnt have said it any better. It makes me sick that there are people here that call themselves American’s, then spew ignorant ugly bull crap out of their mouths like JRC and a few others. Im thinking they must be the type that doesnt have job, lives on the public dole, which is the sweat off of your and my backs, and thinks the world owes them a living. How can they side and back terrorists that attack us? This is what they do when they vote for a democrat. And a muslim at that. Shame on them. And thank you for your truthful comment.

  • BrotherPatriot

    Obama is just a symptom of the Virus that infects the body of Humanity. Even if we cure his equation from the problem, the problem will continue to exist. Some where along the line a bloodless coup occured while America was sleeping. The government no longer serves the people as congress and the courts prove as they continue to illegally bar investigation in important matters that affect us all. Such as the 9/11 Architects & Engineer’s petition showing that the WTC was a controlled demolition. It’s time to wake up…not just America, but the world in general.

    I, along with so many other people of this world, have been watching the recent unfolding events with great interest. We have woken up and begun to fully enlighten those of Us who still are unaware. The people of this earth thank the investigative reporters, historians, patriots that have paid the ultimate price and researchers such as Daniel Estulin, Jim Tucker, John Todd, Capt. William Morgan, Luke Rudkowski, and Alex Jones who are willing to shine the light of truth upon the injustice that has been allowed to go on for far to long.

    As all the back history, the connect the dots if you will, begins to reveal the Bilderbergs, Trilateral Commission and their connecting organizations for what they truely are & what they have done to Humanity…we will rise up in one voice, the people of this world will declare the end of them & then put in safe measures to prevent such crimes against humanity from ever happening again.

    Crimes against Humanity. Crimes against Humanity.
    Crimes against Humanity.

    We are rising up. The world is awakening to the Truth. The Bilderbergs, CFR and the Trilateral Commission have committed a huge list of crimes against Us. They and those who willingly affilliated themselves with them, will be held accountable for what they have done. Time to get real again my brothers and sisters.

    It’s irrefutable evidence. By revearse engineering various problems in the world and who is involved with creating them, often these key players will be found to have attended an earlier Bilderberg meeting. The math is adding up and after 56 meetings we are getting it. Finally.

    A unique opportunity exists for polititions and the media right now. Who will measure?

    BrotherPatriot

  • http://personallibertydigest Dana PA

    For all of those who love the alphabet news media here is something that may interest you. Hope you read it because if you don’t than you are being lead astray. Beware of the things being said on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and the other Obama led news sources, If Fox were not saying it how it is, the higher ups would not be vilifying it so. http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=187149

    • BrotherPatriot

      Holy Moly…what a compile of important information!!!

      See what I mean…the truth is like a math equation and it’s all being added up. Hopefully soon, even investigated thoroughly and the proper action taken no matter how much money the individual happens to have.

      The central bank only has so much more time to live…were gonna abolish it…you just wait and see.

    • BrotherPatriot

      LoL…found this after following your link.

      http://newyorkblips.dailyradar.com/video/anthony-weiner-rips-apart-republicans-on-9-11health/

      Was described as one angry weiner…lol…(good morning humor)…but honestly, this is one Democrat I LIKE! Need more like him.

      Yol Bolsun.

      • BrotherPatriot

        Hrmmm…need to clarify…I like his stance on the topic of his debate. Not necessarily on all his opinions…such as health care.

  • CLARENCE SWINNEY

    Your property ownership means zero
    wallstreet of america
    WSA owns you and your property
    Pentagon
    Congress
    White House
    Major Corporations
    Banks

    120,000,000 hard workers own 7%
    1,500,000 WSA own you.

    WSA was formerly known as USA

    olduglymeanhonest

    • Bob Wire

      Hmm? ~ I don’t know about all these things.

      I do know that “ownership” it an illusion.

      It’s an important illusion to have. ~ Important for both you and the government.

      The government will take your “stuff” if you don’t pay them!

      If you never had the notion “you might own something ~ why should you ever pay them money?

      Government must allow you this “illusion of ownership” in fact encourage it!

      You own only two things in this world ~ and they were given to you.

      Your parents gave you a name

      and the government has given you a number.

      Government can, will and does take everything you have, and use the two things you do own to send you the bill.

      A week, a month, a lifetime ~ in the end ~ they will lay claim.

      and this administration had little to do with this setup.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        I myself dont own anything. I dont even own my body. It is just an earthly vessel God has lent me. There is nothing here one can own, that you can take with you. Yet so many spend their lives in seeking “treasures to lie up on the earth”, where moth and rust will destroy them, and others will enjoy them when they are gone. So whats the use in worrying about owning anything? Let the government have these material things if they want them. Good luck keeping them and taking them with them. So I just have to laugh. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. Im glad Im free of this baloney.

  • Norm

    Politics and Hypocrisy

    DeMint Once Backed Mandate He Now Blasts As “Unconstitutional”

    Jim DeMint predicted that taking down Obama’s health care plan would constitute his “Waterloo”. The Senator was one of the most vociferous critics of the proposal, denouncing the individual mandate as “unconstitutional.”
    Turns out, though, that DeMint praised a health care reform plan that also had a mandate, hailing it as “innovative” — when it was pushed by a Republican, Mitt Romney.
    DeMint denounced the mandate in the Senate bill as follows:
    Not only is an individual mandate unconstitutional, but it will increase premiums for hard-working Americans — further making insurance coverage unaffordable — and will force more people onto government-run programs.
    But during the presidential primaries, DeMint endorsed the health care plan Romney developed as Governor of Massachusetts, calling it “innovative” and claiming he supported Romney because he “believes all Americans should have a health plan that they can afford, own and keep.”
    As it happens, one of the central features of Romney’s health care plan was that it included a mandate that individuals purchase insurance or face a penalty.
    Now, it’s true that Romney’s plan was state-based, not Federal. But DeMint clearly denounced the basic principle of a mandate as — at least, the one in the Dems’ bill — as “unconstitutional.” And yet he didn’t seem to have a problem with the mandate offered by Romneycare.

    • BrotherPatriot

      *sigh*…interesting. :(

    • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

      This is a great point and one that needs to be considered carefully.

      The facts are that the State does have the Constituional right to create laws regarding healthcare. The Federal government on the other hand does not.

      The Constitution states that the Federal Government only has the authority for items specifically stated. The Constitution also clearly states that any authority not clearly delegated to the Federal Government becomes the right of the States.

      Now to DeMint and Rommeycare. It is one thing to watch the Titanic plow into an iceburg. It is quite another to declare full steam ahead and plow into several of them. It would appear that DeMint has seen that government healthcare is sure way to sink a ship and something he has changed course on. Good for him. We do not expect politicians to be perfect in their decision making. We do however expect them to be aware of the consequences of them and redirect their course when necessary.

      • Norm

        Tea Party Tim
        You call it a change in direction, I call it the height of hypocrisy.
        Because the guy’s a teabagger he can do no wrong?
        Hypocrites who support hypocrites = hpypocrites.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          norm,
          not doubting your word, but how about giving your source for this?!?!?

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Notice, it was offered, not illegal rammed down the throat and forced into law. Quite a difference.

  • Gary Van Antwerp

    The bottom line is we need for our country to be turned back around to basic fundamental ideals, that made our country great. Washington politics has turned very corrupt. The anti-God, anti-American politicians from the White House down need to be removed. We want our country back, the U.S.A., one nation under God.

    • BrotherPatriot

      Agreed. God is alive and well in all of us…even if you choose not to hear.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Those of us who have had their eyes and ears opened, truly see and hear, and things are clearly exposed to us. Those still in the darkness, with satan’s veil over their eyes and ears, are just stumbling in the darkness, and they cannot see the truth. We can attempt to show it to them to expose it and bring the light in reach of them, but only God can open them for them. But we need to bring it within earshot and sight of them.

    • Lubo

      I agree and it just dawned on me that we need to stop saying “Washington Politics” because if George Washington was in office this crap would not be happening. Going forward, maybe we should say “Federal Socialist Politics”.

  • Imperator03

    Heck DeMint is probably a rising star in the Tea Party, if not the Republican Party. I’m not too hopeful about real change happening this cycle. 2012 will be a better measurement of change. The problem with the Republican Party right now is the fact that there are too many like Lindsey Graham.

    I did find that DeMint had a very good plan to deal with Social Security. One that will not only save the program for those who have no alternatives (people over 55), it also has provisions for enabling younger people to save for their retirement.

  • garon

    Stop the free health care,free food stamps,subsidized housing,and jobs without documentation and we will not need fencing the border because that would only impede the max exodus of illegals when the freebies stopped.
    Where in the constitution does it say illegals are entitled to free anything? Freebies most citizens can not get. Hell maybe we should give illegals amnesty then we could save boat load of money illegals would not get as citizens.
    Stop the dirty dogs that can not or do not abide by the constitution. They need to go then we can retake the USA as the founding fathers set it up.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      garon,
      It won’t impede them. It takes time to build it!!! That way if things improve here again, they won’t have as easy a time of comming back!

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Stop all these government social agencies. Stop the Dept. of Energy, with its 200,000 employees that Carter started, to wean us off foreign oil, and yet now we not only use more, we are paying 200,000 people a year, every year. Stop federal income tax and get rid of the IRS, and go to a straight sales tax. That will eliminate billions of government waste. Combine the CIA and FBI into one intelligence agency, and eliminate the whole bureau that runs one of them, and that would save a billion dollars. Eliminate aid to countries like France that refused to let us use their air space, and do we really need 260 bases in Germany? Do we need to be giving money to Jordan, and Syria and Egypt and Greece and Turkey and all these countries? My gosh, if we just took care of ourselves, our debt would be paid off really quick. Even the Bible says “You have to take care of your house before you can take care of others houses”. Maybe we should try God’s way for awhile, and see what kinds of blessing may flow to us. Im just saying……….., as what we are doing now just isnt working for anybody.

  • GenEarly

    Quit trying to invent the wheel, The Constitution is already written, follow it or amend it.I would suggest repealing the 16th Amendment that established the income tax,repealing the 17th Amendment which set up popular election of US Senators,and implementing a Fair Tax Amendment based on a national sales tax of 10%.The problems are that too few citizens pay any tax at all, yet benefit from the work of other citizens.Everyone should pay a federal sales tax based on their consumption,consume more pay more; save more pay less.US Senators in the original Constitution were selected by their respective State Legislatures. Why? To protect the rights of the states and the people of a state.Each state is different, go where you agree with the principles of that state, free of Federal dictates.The 17th Amendment killed The Republic in 1913 by “Progressives”.

    • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

      Well stated and exactly the type of reforms that we need. Forget Healthcare Reform, Financial Reform. Let’s restore the government to the proper place that it should hold in the American society.

    • Lubo

      That’s a fact! Well said!

    • Matt Levine

      Regarding the fair tax:
      It’s a great idea because Dope dealers and illegals will pay their fair share every time they buy anything. Everyone contributes.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        Or, might I add, if I buy a 400.00 fishing boat, I pay whatever the percentage of tax is. If John Kerry buys a 40 million dollar yacht, he pays the same tax percentage. It equals the playing field, with no loop holes. Imagine the money they would take in, if they set this up with absolutely no loopholes, but you pay as you buy, a straight percentage across the board. Debt solved in no time at all, and they could even abolish income tax, and people would have even more to spend. Then get rid of the IRS, because we dont need them, and we just save another 20 billion. Its a win, win situation.

  • BobB

    I believe in a strong constitutional government. Little federal interference in our lives and personal responsibility! This may piss some of you off. Stay away from foreign wars unless we are in harms way!

  • Juan Jimenez

    Jim DeMint also supports amnesty for illegal aliens. He also voted against english as the official U.S. language and displaying the American flag in public?
    He’s a rino.

    • chuck b

      jimenez

      where did you get this information about sen. demint? the records i have seen do not support what you say. demint voted against amnesty and supported the english only proposition.

      • Lubo

        That is a fact!

    • 45caliber

      Juan:
      Do I detect a little self interest in seeing the DeMint isn’t elected? Perhaps family members still in Mexico?

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Juan, your lying. Show me your green card, NOW.

  • T-roy

    It’s like cancer if you let it go to far it will kill you. All the State levels are a good start.

    WE GOT TO CUT OUT THE CANCER

  • Annafaith

    Senator DeMint makes me want to move to South Carolina!

    • Karolyn

      Oh, please don’t! We have enough regressives in this state! I’m sure nothing would make them happier than to overturn the result of the Civil War and get their plantations back!

      • Lubo

        You ever considered getting theropy for your female EGO problems?

        • http://donthaveone Beberoni

          She does have some misfiring of her synopsis in her brain, doesnt she?

      • http://?? Joe H.

        I wondered where that DUMB bag of hammers went!!!

    • Lubo

      Come on down and enjoy some good ole Southern hospitality.

      • Claire

        I love all the states. I have been to almost all of them showing my dogs. And I can truthfully say the hospitality was wonderful in each and every state. I met wonderful people, they were absolutely great. I cannot say enough about the people that I met. Even when the judges would place my dogs over theirs, these people always congratulated me. People I did not even know hugged me when one of my dogs would win! Talk about good sportsmanship. Yes, I would hug them too when they won. For two years I traveled by myself all over the countryside with 5 dogs. People offered to help me walk them, etc. Back then I saw “goodness” in people. This fall I will get back on the road, with 2 dogs this time. I pray I meet more wonderful people, I know I will enjoy the food and their hospitality.
        Truthfully, I am dismayed–I do not want our states to be against each other, I don’t want people to be at each other’s throats. It really bothers me that we are in such a situation that we are against one another. I blame it on the political parties and the dissent they have created amongst Americans. I know I sound melodramatic and things are the way they are but it still saddens me. And no, I do not live in a dream world and I do not need therapy, and I am grown up, I will soon be 70 years old. I am just speaking from the heart, and yes, I am old enough to know better, but I may be too young to resist. I still hope and pray for a better world for all of us.

      • http://donthaveone Beberoni

        You got it Lubo. I live up north in Indiana, and though I like it here, the people in the South are the kindest most thoughtful people Ive ever met, and Ive extensively travelled these United States. Im planning on retiring down in the Smoky Mountains when it is time. I served 3 years in a row in Mississippi for Katrina relief, and those folks were wonderful also. God Bless the South. Now Ive also lived in California, and Ive visited New York, and buddy, I dont think I will ever go back to either one. Just plain nasty.

  • EDBurke

    HFlashman knows that some might belive in what he is telling us,but the real issue
    is power(grabbing),and the steam-roller is on its way.I am an old, man I have seen
    the red light in Eastern Europe and how socialism has killed privat initiative and
    taken away privat property and liberty.

  • April

    JRC says:
    August 5, 2010 at 10:44 am
    What a dumb remark, so you have your 12 gauge…what ye wanna do, shoot the census worker? Why, he is doing his job and could be very well a conservative or GOP voter also. Are you prepared to sit on the chair or get injected with poisons just because you where stupid? Posting this on the internet would make it premeditated murder and if you believe you are anonymous you are sadly mistaken. Murder is murder and if you think your pitiful political excuses will protect you from the death sentence you are mistaken. Right wing zealots are all so full of hot air and crap, they get ready for the government to come and get them…yet the people that will come and get you could be very well fellow conservatives doing they’re job according to the oat they swore.
    This is such an unbelievable idiocy..and your dreams of a revolution is nothing but hot air. You need the full support of the people to succeed and that is something you do NOT have, so you will go down in history not as patriots and a patriotic revolution but as right wing domestic terrorists.

    Reply
    Lubo says:
    August 5, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    JRC….If you need the FULL support of the peoples then why did the dems pass major healthcare legislation through reconciliation after bribing half the senate?

    Reply Good point Lubo!!

    As for you JRC you are so full of beans prunes and vinegar that I can smell you from Texas! What a staunch!!! Having a 12 gauge and making a clear warning to stay away is not premeditated murder but is actually quite fair and civilized of Conservative at Birth. A true Conservative would not go door to door and bother someone unConstitionally for they are aware of the Constitution and what a real census is. Only 5 questions need be answered: 1)What is the household relationship (single family or other), 2) Home owner or rent, 3) ages, 4)sex, 5) race. This is the short form census required every 10 years by the Constitution Articla 1 Section 2. But a long form census (or count) of 18 pages?? Ludicrous; approx one in every six get this long form but it is not required!!!Also,try reading the Constitution 2nd Amendment …the right of the People to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. You are out of line saying that we will go down in history as radical right wing domestic terrorists. You may not want America to keep our Natural and Constitutional Rights, but we true Americans do and will not lie down to you who do not appreciate who we are and what we have. How un-American of you!!!

  • http://LibertyAlert Flo Mason

    I do not believe a person should need to own roperty to vote in elections other than Bond Issue programs or when other propery tax revenues would be on issue. When property ownership was deleted from Tax Revenues, property owners were at the mercy of politicians using this to their advantage. I do think ALL elections should be only in English. Also a person shold be literate enough to read the ballot without someone reading for them. Of course this would not apply to those who are Blind or could not see well enough to read. Not being able to read is hard in other ways also. My church had a summer program to help students improve thier reading ability. Also I have two friends who have volunteered to help Adults read. Some have appreciated this help while others have not bothered to show for lessons.

  • http://LibertyAlert Flo Mason

    I admire Senator Jim DeMint and believe he is the right person to be President in these
    crucial years.
    I do not believe a person has to be a Property owner to vote in elections unless a Bond or Property Tax Revenue proposal is on the Ballot. When these issues were opened to the general voting citizens, politicians started using non-property owners to achieve
    unwise taxes. if you do not have to pay for something it will not be given as much research. I do think all Ballots should be in English–and OF COURSE LEGAL CITIZENS– A person should need to be able to read the Ballots themselves unless they are Blind or cannot see very well. If they can’t read, the decision will be up to whoever is helping them vote. Not being able to read is a real problem in other areas also. I have been in programs helping students to read. I have two friends who have volunteered to help Adults to read. Some have appreciated the help while others have not even bothered to show for lessons.

  • Warrior

    Congress will soon be on their well deserved summer vacation. I can’t wait for September to come. There’s going to be more BS flying about from the Regime than a flock of seagulls in a Walmart parking lot.

    • Claire

      Warrior—I had to laugh at your post–we have seagulls in the parking lot at WalMart here too! Good one!

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Its going to be fun watching the democrats turn into canibals as they start eating each other. Its going to be better than a great sitcom. Sit back and enjoy folks, its going to be fantastic.

  • notdumb

    DeMint Rocks!

    • Lubo

      Yep! He sure does! I wish he was President!

  • DaveH

    Jim sounds pretty level-headed, but I was reading his stance on education and even though he has good ideas, he still does not repudiate the Federal Government’s involvement in education.
    http://demint.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Education

    The Federal Government has no business being involved in education in any form, funding or otherwise. The potential for abuse is just too great. The first step to freedom is getting the Feds out of the education process.

    As I have said many times, the Republicans aren’t going to get our freedom back. They will just muddle along and prolong the inevitable – Tyranny.

    We need leaders strong enough to get the Federal Government out of areas that are Constitutionally banned to them.

    • dan of arizona

      who better than ron paul

    • Lubo

      Dave my man!!! That is a FACT!!!!! Dismatle the Department of Education and we may have a chance to “Reboot” our constitution!!!

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      But it seems Dave, that they always will, because they think of themselves as being smarter than the average joe, and that they know what is best for us, when really, most of them are out of touch with the common guy. I mean they dont pay for their health care. Their meals are free. They fly for free. Everything is given to them, and they dont know or understand the struggles of the common man. And a whole lot of them grew up rich and went to private schools, so they dont know what a mess the public school system is.

  • Bob Wire

    Yea Claire , sea gull behavior best describes many people. They fight over small scraps and position, peck and scream!

    Some are talk about reinventing the wheel ~ who can and can’t vote. Some are talking about people that are wanting hand-outs.

    Dave wanting the Fed out of the school systems.
    Flo is wanting all ballots in English

    >>Truthfully, I am dismayed–I do not want our states to be against each other, I don’t want people to be at each other’s throats. It really
    bothers me that we are in such a situation that we are against one another. I blame it on the political parties and the dissent they have created amongst Americans.<I am an old, man I have seen
    the red light in Eastern Europe and how socialism has killed private initiative and taken away private property and liberty.<

    Well Ed, Seem the top wage earner in this country received a solid 6 years of Tax breaks ~ to boost some incentive and people to take some initiative . I'm not sure where it went? Seems people need more ! I beginning to believe they are waiting on GOD or Government! All this Conservative Talk has them locked in their tracks like deer in Headlights! ~

    Somebody besides just people like myself, needs to saddle up and get busy doing something besides lip service. Don't wait for God! Don't wait for Government. Don't wait for someone else, a leader ~ it all starts with ourselves.

    • dan of arizona

      Bob Wire
      So what is it that you think that you can do?

    • Claire

      Bob Wire– What do you suggest?

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Claire & Dan,
        don’t waste your time. I asked him that question a few days ago and didn’t get an answer! Then someone asked him a simple yes or no question and he went on for about seven or eight paragraphs!!!

        • Claire

          Joe H — I suppose he is “thinking” about an answer. I know I have an answer as to what I would do. Gret rid of all the liars in Washington, DC even if we have to elect all new people. It will be worth it. Heck, new people couldn’t do any worse than what we have now.

          • Claire

            “get” me thinks it is time for me to go to bed.

          • Bob Wire

            No! I was just busy ~ and that what the rest of you should be.

            What do “we” need to do?

            We need to cut off the Tube ~ and start budget your time like it was gold. ~ Decide what you really want to do, what “needs to be done” and what you’d “like see done” and what you truly “enjoy having” in your world and get busy making it happen.

            It starts with going to bed early and getting a nights sleep and up an hour before day break, get a head start on the day. Invest more time in family and friends relationships. Open your eyes and ears, listen and see! Got engaged, finding “needs” and supplying demands. Network, don’t stay in your houses, get out and work in the neighborhoods you live in, the city and towns you live in.

            Too much of “anything” is bad! practice moderation.

            Don’t give away any money! ~ with the exception of the sick, injured or infirmed that can’t move about and help themselves.

            Support the people that support you. Remember every time you spend a dollar you are voting!

            Don’t look for a job ! Look for an opportunity it serve.

            Think of creating a job rather then finding one.

            Think of a dollar as a vote and a investment.

            Avoid as much government in your lives as possible at all levels.

            Understand neither government or the unsolicited that’s trying to sell you something is not your friend, they only want two things, your money or your cooperation.

            ~That’s a place to start, ~ and thanks for your question.

            gotta run

            bw

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Claire,
            Translating Barb Wires post: THINK ABOUT IT!! SLEEP ON IT!!!! DON’T TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR GOVERNMENT IS DOING!! GO WITH THE FLOW!!!! And I didn’t need two paragraphs to do it!!! ROTFALMAO!!!!!

          • Claire

            JoeH– Me go with the flow? Never in a million years.

        • dan of arizona

          JoeH I see what you mean its on and on and on below thanks for the heads up!

    • Matt Levine

      My grandparents were Russian immigrants…LEGALLY! They spoke Russian, Yiddish, German, Polish, and Hebrew. According to my parents, they had a fair command of the English language within a year of their arrival. A great English vocabulary within 5 years. They learned and practiced! WHY ARE WE CATERING TO THE HISPANICS WITH MULTILINGUAL SIGNAGE??? Oh, sorry, they want our jobs, handouts, medical care, and more for FREE, they send what they earn UNTAXED, UNDER THE TABLE, back to their homeland families. If my Grandparents learned English, and had their incomes taxed, and the Germans, and the Italians, and countless others, WHAT MAKES THE HISPANICS SO DARN SPECIAL!!! All this for the NON-TAXPAYING LEACHES UPON OUR SOCIETY!!! Try ordering at a McDonald’s drive up window. Taco Bell! Burger King! Have fun with the non-English speaking public! SEAL OUR BORDERS NOW!!!

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      And Ill bet you any amount of money, that this top wage earner you are demonizing that received these tax breaks, still paid 100 times more taxes than you and I and everyone on this thread combined paid. And he probably pays the wages of thousands of people who pay millions in income taxes and sales taxes, so your not making any headway with me on this one. Im not rich, but you demonize them, and I know that they are the ones generating the most revenue in this country that keeps us floating. And they are the ones that give all of us our jobs. Or did you forget?

  • David J. Sanchez

    He is definitely a person of great importance especially after the upcoming fall 2010 elections. But his fellow Senator from South Carolina Lindsay Graham sure leaves much to be desired in a Constitutional/Conservative proponent of smaller more effective Federal government. The only item as of late that I agree with Mr. Graham on is his advocacy to nullify the 14th Amendment which would stop illegal persons from having their babies here and therefore bestowing U.S. citizenship on the newborn. This law is archaic and does not apply to those who are knowingly breaking the law and then by virtue of giving birth to their young and then gaining access to benefits, etc. Other than that he supports many Progressive ideas as do his so-called opponents across the aisle. Dave S.

  • Lubo

    Maybe Mr. Progressive Graham will be gone come 2014…..I Hope!

  • http://don'thaveone Jodon

    Senator DeMint needs to run for pres in 2012! Fox is pushing looser Ginrich and the CFR, trilaterals, etc, see link below:
    http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin606.htm

    • Claire

      Egads—I would rather have DeMint run for POTUS, NOT Gingrich.

      • WideRanger

        Claire, I suppose I should assume that you don’t recognize Newt’s intrinsic abilities to come up with solutions to problems? I can tell that you must not know of his brilliance and skilled perception. As a College Professor in Georgia he was outstanding. As a Conservative vote getter for his party in 2004, he was magnificent and was mainly responsible for the Conservative majority. Google Newt or go to AmericanSolutions.com at your leisure and learn a little more about him. I have studied him for years and find his ability to ‘think out of the box’ absolutely fantastic. I’ll attribute your lack of support to maybe you just don’t really know his potential as of yet. I wish I knew him better. Regards…
        WR-

  • Matt Levine

    Come on, people! Socialism works!!! The USSR proved it by it’s collapse!!! Let’s kick these leftists out of office in November!!! If we conservatives play it right, O’stupid’Bama won’t be running in 2012. He’ll be busy with his incarceration for treason. PUSH FOR HIS IMPEACHMENT!!! We all have representatives we can contact, even by email. Let’s get this snowball rolling!!! I’d rather vote for my Mother-In-Law in 2012 then vote for this traitor, Obama!!! (I have been blessed with a great mother-in-law, don’t get me wrong)

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      I dont really think his own democrats will let him run, as they know he is unelectable at this point. The only thing that may save him is his skin color, as the democrats may be afraid to do it, lest they start being labeled racist and lose the black vote. Just stating the facts people, dont label me. I think it is a real scenario that is playing out in their heads right now.

  • dan az

    even gomer pile would be better!

  • TIME

    For some reason this nation (and the world) loves the Obama’s. I guess I’m missing something, there seems little doubt they’ll be returning in 2012. I can’t help but feel that accusations of being Muslim and the Birther movement is essentially assuring Obamas reelection.

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      You are way off base. The American people have woke up to their mistake in pulling the Obama lever. They were hypnotized by the brain sucker in their living rooms saying change, change, change, over and over and over. Now they see the ills of thier ways. And the rest of the world, ha, they are laughing at his ineptness, and his lack of leadership. They know he wont be around in 2012, so they see no need to deal with him. He is lame duck already sir.

  • jopa

    Matt Levine;You think we were better off under the conservative Dick Chaney and Tator Bush regime.We were attacked on 911 on there watch,we became involved in not one but two idiotic wars that bankrupted our country.Just when his corrupt regime was ready to get the boot they give $700 billion to Wall Street.The list for war profiteering is staggering and continues today.We are now starting to show signs of recovery and are on the road back to the America we knew under Clinton.

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