Counting on the Republicans to tackle the deficit? Think again.

If you look at the speech, they’re against debt and believe in balanced budgets. If you look at their plan, they’re spend-a-holics who get sober just in time for election. There is, unfortunately, a growing gap between the words and the actions of the GOP. Especially when it comes to the deficit. is the website for Republicans in Congress. It outlines their plan on debt like this:

Under the President’s [Obama] budget the national debt exceeds 100% of GDP in 2030. By contrast, the Republican plan gains control of the debt, by never exceeding 75% of GDP over the next 75 years.

The way one of my friends put it after I said this was: Sooo… do you want to be killed by four bullets or three? Your choice. Whether you choose the donkey’s or the elephant’s plan, your children have to pay for our mistakes. And that is just wrong.

Wordy bill syndrome? Republicans got it, too!

Many complained about the great length of the Health Care Reform bill that passed recently, and with good reason. I would contend that bills with such volume are the main reason we’re in debt right now. They’re just so much space to slip in a little money here and there. It’s death by a thousand cuts.

In fact, the House’s version of health care rationing is the longest bill ever heard (or not heard) in congress. There’s definitely a veil to keep the bill’s actual action obscure. The problem is that the Republicans can’t remove the veil while standing on it. Open Congress’ report on “How Long is Long?” speaks the truth.

Over the last 10 years, half of the top ten longest bills were proposed by Republicans. Simplicity: out the door!

Tea Party Response

Independents and loyal Republicans can turn around the status quo both by working loyally and by turning on their precious party.

In a rare moment, I got a bit of insight from a report in the Huffington Post. The point made in this article by Bill Lucey is how the tea party has made a major impact on the party by defeating incumbents. Both republican and democrat, that is.

While many people credit independently-minded tea partiers with Scott Brown’s victory, they can also take credit for Bob Bennett, R-Ut. He would have been on his fourth term, but seniority means nothing to principle-first voters. This block kicked out this TARP and Obamacare loving RINO. May his political career R. I. P.

Unless we want to face our children and tell them that they’ll have to pay for our mistakes, we need to vote on principles before party.



Hey everyone. I cast my vote in the primary runoff election yesterday, voting for Rick Green and Brian Russell. I’m writing this quick post to encourage all you voting-eligible folks to take a couple minutes and vote at your polling station. For all of you who aren’t voting age, encourage all your friends who CAN vote to not overlook the run-off elections.

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Your last vote didn’t count

At this point, it doesn’t matter what the votes were cast in the last election. I applaud you for voting in the general primaries election, but you will not get to decide who represents you in Texas unless you go and vote again. This is when your vote will actually make a difference. Think of your last ballot as practice for the real thing.

Why it’s more important now

Unfortunately, most people only think of the general election as the “real thing” and don’t bother to show up for the run-off. If you go and vote this week, your minute or two will be more important than ever.

The way it works for party elections is that the candidate that wins must have a majority – meaning over 50%. If they don’t get that in the general election, then the top two candidates go into a run-off race. In these cases, your vote only got to decide the semi-finals, not who actually represented you.

What’s at stake

I could talk a lot to you about what’s at stake in these various Texas election, but instead let me just give you some good links on the candidates I recommend.

Rick Green for Texas Supreme Court

Rick Green’s official website

Green’s opponent, Debra Lehrmann’s liberal endorsements are enough to make me vote for Rick Green by themselves. You might also want to check out the Liberty Institute Voter’s Guide. Here’s were Lehrmann not only refuses to answer important questions, but she also states another endorsement missing form the above list – Hillary Clinton’s “Children’s Defense Fund.”

So, it’s Green, endorse by the Texas Homeschool Coalition, Texas Alliance for Life (oh, and Chuck Norris) versus a more experienced candidate endorsed by cooperate law firms, the liberal Statesman, and Clinton’s “Children’s Defense Fund.” So, Green’s election is very important. He’s the kind of man we need on the bench.

Other Picks

The other guy I voted for was Brian Russell, A principled Homeschool Dad for State Board of Education.

And a couple more good articles that overviews good candidates for your vote:


Early voting is NOW. Go do it. You have ’till Friday. If you vote during early voting week, you can go anywhere. The actual election will occur on April 13th. Check out the Secretary of State’s Website for more info.

I hope to see you making your voice heard at the polls this election.

Pro-Life Socialists: an open letter to "conservative" republicans in Texas

(Warning: recommended for people who are voting in the election. Or are close to voting age. This is… shall we say… mature, but hopefully not vulgar. It is my intention to deal with issue honestly, not to offend.)

A bill that reduces abortion

Here at the office of Representative Robert J. Rino, we are very proud of our pro-life record. We are doing everything to not only stop, but also reduce the number of abortions, because we believe every life is sacred.

That’s why we’re sponsoring the “Pro-life Socialism in Action” house bill: a bill designed to not eliminate, but fight the tide of abortions. The genius of it is that it will not only cut down on abortion, but also gain bi-partisan approval, and get Rep. Rino elected again.

Here’s how it works: every time a male comes in for a check-up at his doctor’s office will be given a condom and explained its use in preventing unwanted pregnancy. If a doctor fails to hand out these pro-life condoms, he will loose his license.

Don’t we have the right to do this as a state? After all, we’re the ones that give the doctors their licenses and Roe v. Wade says we have the right as a state to regulate in order to reduce the number of abortions. Currently, almost 8,300 unborn lives are destroyed every day. If we can’t stop abortion, don’t you want to see that number at least go down?

That’s a good thing, right?

No. I’m being very sarcastic here. I hope you get my point.

I’ve been quite upset by the way that UT hands out condoms like they’re cough drops. I do not want the government to think it has the authority to tell doctors that they need to give me one every time I go in for a checkup. Wouldn’t you vote against such a law requiring doctors to do so?

Why does this matter?

I know you probably wouldn’t support a bill like this (if you would, then I’m not writing to you). But conservatives all over this state are just about to do the exact same thing, or at least use the same reasoning.

I’m not saying here that doctors shouldn’t show the sonogram. For me, it’s a duh. They should. However, I object to the government making it mandatory.

The Sonogram Proposal: Socialism is Socialism, even if it’s Pro-life

First, there’s Ballot Proposition #5 on Sonograms, which will appear on the Republican Primary ballot today. Then, there’s the Texas Alliance for Life griping over Medina supporting liberty. Finally, I said enough is enough.

Socialism is socialism, even if we would like to call it pro-life. There is a fundamental difference between incrementalism and unrelated compromise. How can we tell the government it doesn’t have the authority to tell doctors what procedures to preform (or what to hand out) if we reserve the right to tell them to be pro-life?

So, take it or leave it. But if you agree with what I’m saying, I hope you vote that way today. If you disagree, then post a comment. I’m open to the possibility that I’ve missed the elephant here.

The Federal Reservations

What is the federal reserve? Honestly, most people don’t really know. Most have only heard the name, if even that. Why does such a secretive institution get so much power? I’ll post some good music videos soon, but I must now address this important issue:

This is why Ron Paul is presenting a bill to audit the Fed. The only major reason why we shouldn’t get more info on them is, according to the Federal Reserve’s own representatives, is because it would undermine their “Independence.” Proponents of the bill have said that in this case “Independence” is nothing more than a codeword for secrecy.

So let’s clarify: There’s a difference between wanting information and wanting to make decisions. If the bill was that the Fed’s decisions were subject to congress’ approval, that would undermine their independence, but that’s not what we’re talking about.

The bottom line on this bill: Why not? It’s not going to undermine your independence to just tell us what you’re doing.

In a greater context: Milton Friedman, recipient of the prestigious Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on monetary policy:
“I’ve always been in favor of replacing the Fed with a computer.” (Jim Powell. FDR’s Folly. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2003. p 272.)

So, after analyzing centuries of the Fed’s work, Friedman concluded that a computer could have done a better job. Pretty tough stuff. I agree.

Independants: Unite :-\

I knew it all along. The media-created duopoly is nothing more than a scandal! It turns out that most Americans want an independent to become president, but don’t believe they have a chance, when they actually do. In other word: we’ve fooled ourselves into believing that Independents don’t stand a chance. It’s a self-fulfilling prophesy. If we don’t give independents a chance, then they don’t have one. I was very happy to find this story from perhaps the most partisan news organization on the block.,2933,287190,00.html

Read the above story. My question to you is if you are one of those who would like to reach past partisan pandering and embrace a candidate who truly stands for what’s good in this country.

As far as I can tell, there are three major independent options:
Alan Keyes.
Bob Barr.
Chuck Baldwin.

Personally, I think I agree with Barr on the most issues, think Baldwin is the best guy (albeit he has no actual governmental experience), and would just love to elect Alan Keyes and surprise the media! 🙂 Really, I haven’t developed a favorite, and probably won’t need to.

Gross National debt.

I think the gross national debt is well… gross. I find it disgusting that politicians think it’s ok to spend money on our problems and make our children pay for it. That is just wrong.

Some of you may have noticed that I added a Gross National Debt counter on the top of my page. I am incredibly surprise by the rate that it is growing. I literally see tens of thousands of dollars disappearing right before my eyes. The Gross National Debt is, at this second, .

So, why is borrowing so popular among the Feds? Well, first off, because it’s popular among the people. We need to realize that the first problem with debt lies not with politicians, but with the public. To date, the average American has more debt than savings.

The second major reason that debt has increased is that it is probably the only major way government can create short-term economic growth. Instead of taking money from one area of the economy and giving it to another, government borrows money from the future. It’s not much, but it lasts until the next election.

Now, I’m not all gloom and doom. There is a way out. There are three ways, in fact, to reduce debt and each come with their set of problems. They are to print money, to stop spending, and to start taxing.

I personally propose a three step process. This works for both individuals and governments.

STEP 1: Stop borrowing. It is NOT FAIR to make our kids pay for our mistakes. We ought to live with the consequences and not have a pity party. Ye, it’s harsh; live with it.

STEP 2: Reduce spending. PEOPLE: I don’t care if you’re conservative, liberal, or whatever. I don’t care whether it’s as important as social security, babies without doctors, or terrorists running around in the sand with nukes: IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD IT THEN DON’T BUY IT! Pretty simple.

STEP 3: Pay off the debt. We ought to use surplus money, (some of which will come from taxes, yes, it’s a crisis, Mr McCain.) to pay off this astronomical debt before it gets worse.

Our top priority IS NOT the state of the economy. It IS NOT national security. It IS NOT health care for everyone. It is the future. It is our children. We should stop having a pity party about how high inflation and/or taxes are, and start looking to what kind of mess we’re leaving future generations. STOP THE GROSS DEBT!