Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Holiday Shopping

by Ron Spangler

Holiday shopping this year will in all likelihood remain low for most retailers. With the real unemployment rate hitting a record high of 18% most Americans will be looking for value and less high end consumer products. The major retailers will be concentrating on kids low cost plastic products from China as their number one source for the holiday spending spree. With consumers having very little confidence in the jobs market or the long term future of their particular financial situation they are saving more and spending less.

There will be those that will be buying higher ticket price electronics like big screen televisions and some in the media will highlight these sales as a sign the economy is back and consumer confidence is up. This will be a mistake. Retailers have already reduced the price of items like this and will without a doubt reduce them further. Retailers know the average family will be reluctant to buy one item for $600.00 when they can spend $100.00 on each member of a family of 4 and have more Christmas presents under the tree. With this in mind retailers have increased their inventories of items that are less than $20.00 in an effort to boost sales over the holidays.

The one area the media is overlooking during this period is online sales of crafts made in America and sold directly from the person making the item to the consumer. Long time online stores like usually see a increase in sales every holiday season. This may be the year they exceed normal seasonal sales records. This site is well known for high quality low cost American made items with a vast category to choose from. Americans are demanding more for their money and are looking for things that will last long after Christmas day. With all of the recalls that have been announced lately American consumers are becoming leery of cheep imports and turning away from the throw away disposable products that flooded the American markets for the last 10 to 15 years.

If you look at this period of time you will notice that everything from electronics to construction products have made with a built in life expectancy. When the product reaches the end of its life expectancy it became far cheaper to throw it away than the cost of having it repaired. In the case of electronics like televisions, stereos, cell phones, computer game systems and more, the consumer will be lucky to find anyone capable of repairing the item simply because the parts are obsolete shortly after the item leaves the manufacturer.

In today's atmosphere people are turning away from this mindset and are looking to the past. They are beginning to look for American products that will last from generation to generation and can be passed down from one family to the next. At one time in our not so distant past we called these products family heirlooms. Craft sites like Etsy pride themselves in this type of consumer products. As sites like this receive more market and media attention I believe more Americans will be buying more products online than they ever purchased in the past. If you are a consumer looking for quality, value and products made in America by individual American craftsmen and women (including artists) I would encourage you to shop online at craft sites like Etsy.


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Monday, November 16, 2009

ACLU Celebrates Victory

by Ron Spangler

With Eric Holder's recent announcement that terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) would be tried in federal court in New York, the ACLU and KSM experienced a day of nationwide celebration and jubilation. The majority of the country disagrees with this decision but our President has shown he has very little regards for what the majority of Americans think. After all the majority of Americans are people that do one of the following (if not all) they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations. Not my words, these belong to President Obama during his run for president.

Through his policies and decision making process the president has made it clear he will bring change not only to the country but he will change American society into a more peaceful and conciliatory society. He will do this regardless of the Constitution or unpopularity from gun carrying, bible thumping, bitter tea party fanatics that just don't understand that he is doing what is best for the country and the world. If he could only get the people to understand that first you must destroy in order to rebuild, then his goal for a better country would be easier to achieve. Pelosi, Reid, Franks, Schumer, Walters, Boxer, Durbin and the rest of the Democrats understand the theory of rebuilding America like the mythological Egyptian Phoenix, its the majority that don't know the story or understand the Obama strategy or philosophy.

Maybe the American Civil Liberties Union and KSM understand this theory and are quietly thanking the president for granting their wishes. Since KSM was first captured they have been working to have his trial moved to New York. In their minds there could be no more of a fitting place than New York to give them access to the world stage. They believe it is the perfect venue to put George Bush and the United States on trial for all of the past atrocities committed during the illegal War On Terror. They better than anyone understand our American system and the American media. They know for the next five years they will be able to publicly humiliate the past Administration and the actions of America following the 9/11 attacks.

The President must know and understand how divisive the news coming from these court proceedings will be for the country. Instead of pulling the country together his decision has deepened the divide that already exist in the country. By continuing to make decisions like this he will eventually tear the country apart and hasten our self destruction very similar to the way the Phoenix consumed itself by fire and later returned from its ashes. Whether we return a better nation or not will be determined in the future, meanwhile it is only fitting that KSM and the ACLU publicly acknowledge and thank President Obama for his wise decisions.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

President Obama Smarter Than A 5th Grader

by Ron Spangler

President Obama doesn't have to appear on the television program Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader for us to determine the answer. His actions and decisions on matters that effect the future of the country speak for themselves. Just about everything he has done has been wrong and had the opposite effect on our economy, our position as a world leader and now the security of the nation.

In typical Obama fashion he has again decided to get out of Washington D C when tough questions need to be answered or unpopular decisions from his Administration are about to be released to the media. He has again delayed his decision on whether to send reinforcements to Afghanistan while he spends 9 days running around the world. In Japan he came very close to apologizing again for the U S using the Atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII to end the war. It came out during a televised news conference and if the Japanese Deputy Prime Minister's eyes could speak they might have said, This is not the time or place to reopen old wounds.

At the same news conference Obama answered a question about the decision to try the mastermind of 9/11 and 4 other terrorist in New York instead of Guantanamo Bay by a Military Tribunal. The news was released only after President Obama landed in Japan. Every Constitutional lawyer and scholar agree this is good for the defense but bad for the prosecution of these terrorist. Most of the evidence that could be used to lead to a successful prosecution in a Military Court will not be allowed in Federal Court. The trials will last for months if not years and too much information of methods and procedures involving National Security and the way we gather information will be given to the very terrorist we are trying to stop.

I may be wrong but I think a fifth grader would be smarter than this President. Think about it, if a thief told you I'm going to break into your home while you're gone but I don't know the best way to get in without getting caught. Would you give him a diagram of your home and all of the security measures and techniques you have installed to prevent his breaking in, of course not. So why has the President decided to take a chance of letting these terrorist escape justice or give Al Qaeda and other terrorist some of our most sensitive information on measures and techniques for fighting terrorism, a 5th grader would be smarter.

President Obama is having a hard time understanding why some of his supporters and most Independents that voted for him are experiencing buyer's remorse. This is being reflected in his job approval rating and his popular rating. People are beginning to see the mistake they made by not taking in the fact that this President had no experience in leadership and had never made a decision that had a significant effect on a large number of people. He had zero experience with the military, National Security matters, or foreign diplomacy. Other than reading books he had never been responsible for budgetary matters involving large sums of taxpayer dollars. Most important he had never been put into a situation that could have life changing consequences for the people that trusted him. Most significant for Independents, President Obama has shown himself to be too far left and possibly leading us into a Socialist style government. All of these facts were brought out during the campaigns but they were all overlooked or dismissed due to his gift for charming a crowd and his Hollywood showmanship.

These are only a few reasons why voters are experiencing buyers remorse and shows without a doubt this President is not smarter than a 5th grader. It doesn't take a smart child to manipulate his parents and it doesn't take a smart con to manipulate a crowd. I am certain while he is running around the world the next few days he will supply more evidence to support our findings.

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United States Under Siege More Terror Attacks Before 2010 Elections

by Ron Spangler

It is clear to everyone except the Obama Administration and his supporters that the Ft Hood murders were committed by a Al Qaeda leaning terrorist. CNN, MSNBC and the main stream network news media have done and continue to do everything possible to set up a defense for the terrorist Nidal Malik Hasan. Unfortunately the Army seems to be following suit of the left wing media. From the very beginning the spin was put out that the terrorist was suffering from a mental disorder and even suggested that he somehow suffered from PTSD that he miraculously caught from soldiers returning home from war. The media and this Administration must believe the American people are the dumbest people on earth. They must believe they can say or do anything and the people will fall in line like little sheep.

The truth, as every American knows but some may not want to admit, is this is the 1st successful terror attack on American soil since 9/11/2001. The facts are clear even though this Administration doesn't want to admit it. This President is so afraid of losing the left wing base of the Democrat Party he will say or do anything to please them. His latest approach to a decision on Afghanistan is another example of cowering to the left wing anti-war crowd in his party. After 8 meetings he has again decided to make no decision while our troops continue to die.

People are wondering why he is taking so long to make a decision. All kinds of excuses supporting this delay are being brought forward by his supporters. The prevalent theory for the latest delay is he is being prudent in questioning the leadership in the Afghan government. His supporters tell us the President doesn't want the world to look at the United States as a country that supports corruption in Afghanistan. Meanwhile the Taliban is getting stronger and Al Qaeda is continuing to recruit. The latest feel good news coming from the Obama network sheep is Al Qaeda has been decimated in numbers. They are telling us that it is widely accepted that Al Qaeda only has about 100 members still active in Pakistan and Afghanistan. I suspect the next thing we hear will be, Since there are so few Al Qaeda members left we do not need a conventional Army to deal will them. Instead we can work in concert with Pakistan using limited forces to destroy the remainder of Al Qaeda. In short the military war is over and we have entered a new police action phase with Pakistan to bring the true criminals of the 9/11 attacks to justice. So the Obama con continues and our troops keep dieing.

Could it be that President Obama is waiting and hoping that Generals McChrystal and Petraeus will become so disillusioned and disgusted that they will retire? Could the President be looking and waiting for a reason to replace the generals with generals he can more easily control and manipulate? Could he be looking for replacement generals that are less popular and easier to throw under his bus? Could it be the President is looking for generals that he can successfully blame for losing a war and take the political pressure off of the President? Could it be the President has turned this war into nothing more than politics as usual?

The result of Obama's weakness as a Commander In Chief will be Obama losing a war that he declared to be not only his war but a war of necessity. He said this was a war the United States must win. He said Afghanistan and what happened in Afghanistan was of paramount interest to the United States and our being able to win the war on terror. He has since decided not to call it a war on terror since it might inflame some in our community. His weakness to recognize terrorist or terrorist attacks in or against the United States will result in more terrorist attacks and Al Qaeda being more successful in their recruiting efforts.

The future for the world under a weakened Obama led United States looks very grim. As I see it the next few years may well decide whether mankind survives another century or succumbs to the end of time theories running rampant on the internet.

Just like we will never know with absolute certainty what happens to us in life after death or if there is really a life after death, we cannot with absolute certainty predict the future. The question of life after death will be answered for each individual upon our deaths, the future will be decided by the decisions or indecision's our leaders make today.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Main Street Tired Of Wall Street Experts

by Ron Spangler

Not a day goes by that some Wall Street market expert or some other media expert doesn't come on television and tell us how the economy is improving. CNBC is the ultimate optimist of our economy and the markets. They have a logical reason for every bump in the road, be it up or down. Every man or woman that appears on their network is an expert and knows exactly how the markets will react regardless of the situation. The problem with the experts analysis is it is always hindsight analysis and as we all know hindsight is always 20/20.

With real unemployment at a staggering 17.5% Main Street doesn't care that the DOW has gone over 10 thousand. We do care that oil is steadily climbing toward $100 a barrel and other prices for commodities that we depend on are also increasing. With millions upon millions of people out of work rising oil and other commodities simply means higher prices for every consumer. The experts don't seem to understand that if you don't have a job the market means nothing. Maybe they don't get it because they are some of the very few left with jobs that will allow them to invest in the DOW or commodities market. Either the CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, anchors and business analysts are no better than the old time traveling salesman or used car dealer, or they have bought into President Obama's con that the economy is improving and happy days are around the corner.

During the 2006 Mid Term elections the Democrats blasted President Bush over the economy and Iraq. Every time he said the fundamentals of our economy were strong the Democrats scorned and ridiculed him for being out of touch, even though unemployment was running at 4.7%. The Democrats constantly complained the unemployment rate was still too high and wages were too low. They insisted the President and the Republicans were out of touch with Main Street and kept talking down the economy. After the Democrats took control of the House and the Senate they continued on with their drunken spending spree and refused to do anything about the housing bubble or rising oil prices. In 2008 after the oil prices reached $150 a barrel, gas prices hit $5.00 a gallon and the housing bubble burst the Democrats blamed President Bush and the Republicans in Congress. We were told if they had the 60 vote filibuster proof Senate and a few more Democrats in the House they could fix the economy and create more jobs. We gave them more Democrats in the House and enough in the Senate to break any attempts to filibuster a bill. Ten months after the President took office we are in worse shape than we were in 2007.

Now the shoe is on the other foot. The president is saying much of the same as President Bush said in 2007. President Obama now says "the fundamentals are basically sound" but we hear no scorn or ridicule from the very same people that were the loudest in 2007 and 2008. What is different besides gas prices are lower than 2008 but beginning to rise, unemployment has skyrocketed, foreclosures are starting to creep back up, the deficit has increased, the government has spent trillions with little to nothing to show for it, the dollar has reached a record low and our children's children are so far in debt they will be lucky to be able to afford federally subsidized housing or cars of the future? The answer is President Obama won and he is a Democrat with a Democrat controlled Congress. The media has been given notice, play along or be treated the same as FoxNews. It is sad to say but, at the rate we are going the next 2 generations will all be federal employees dependent on the government for everything they consume.

According to all of the so called Wall Street experts, the rest of the world is recovering from the recession while America laggers behind. They have feel good logical explanations for it but they refuse to explain how it effects our position as a trusted world leader. They refuse to face the fact that we are looking weaker and weaker in the eyes of not only our enemies but also our allies. They are watching as we go down the same disastrous road Japan traveled down and the world doesn't understand why we do not remove our blinders. Instead of concentrating on cutting down on our massive spending, working on policies that will help business create jobs, and winning a war the President said was the real central war on terror, the President and Democrats in Congress have decided to spend a massive $1.5 trillion more on health care in the United States. How health care became more important than protecting the country or standing idly by while the unemployment rate continues to rise is beyond my comprehension, maybe I should defer to the Wall Street or media experts.

Maybe in 2010 when the people have the final say about the direction the country has taken, the experts will give us the benefit of their expertize and explain with their 20/20 hindsight how misinformed this government really was. Maybe when the official unemployment rate has reached 15% but in reality it is 28% the experts will admit we shouldn't have raised taxes and passed the Health Care Bill. Maybe when our troops are dieing by the hundreds in Afghanistan because our President did not send reinforcements soon enough the experts will say the President got it wrong. Maybe it is time we stopped listening to the "experts."

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Leader Position Open United States Government

by Ron Spangler

The perception of American voters and other nations around the world toward the United States Government is the United States is currently operating under a weak and indecisive leader. With every day that passes the Congress, Congressional Leaders and the President are showing such a high degree of incompetence that it has Americans and our allies beginning to worry that the country may be slipping into not only economic destruction but also becoming a weak powerless force in foreign policy.

The United States Declaration of Independence declares certain rights to all men to be unalienable and among these rights are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. It also states in part... "whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

It continues..."when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

The beauty and one of the things that makes our Constitution so greatly admired is the Constitution provides for a way the American people can peaceably change our government when we feel they are no longer representing the people or following the wishes and best interest of the majority of the citizenry. This is the situation facing America today. In some aspects it is not much different than the situation our forefathers faced when they pledged their life and fortunes to the ideas and principles written into the Declaration of Independence. The rights of men and women embedded within the United States Constitution are not rights given to us by the government or the Constitution itself. These rights are as the Declaration of Independence says.. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights..." endowed by our Creator. This simply means unless the people voluntarily relinquish these rights they can never be taken away by government.

We the people do not relinquish our God given rights even though the government under the present leadership has demonstrated their willingness to greatly restrict and even eliminate these most basic rights. With our liberties at risk it has once again come to the point where Americans must unite to defend the rights that have been granted by our Creator. To do this we are sending out a call to all Americans. Positions will be opening in 2010 for honest, hard working, patriotic individuals of integrity and high moral standing. We ask that you come forward and be examined by the American people and show your ability to lead this country in the direction that we as Americans prescribe. We will no longer accept grand speeches and promises but will require that applicants demonstrate their abilities to lead and carry out the wishes of the people and what is truly in the best interest of the nation.

On Tuesday November 2, 2010 the Senate will have openings available for 36 duly elected Senators. The House of Representatives will have 435 positions available. Elections of these Senators and Congressmen will decide the leadership positions of the next Congress. Speaker Pelosi will in all likelihood win another term if she can force her version of the Health Care Bill into law. Senator Reid is another question. Since these two positions in the Congress have so much power and persuasion over the office of the President applicants for the Senate and House will be required to pledge their oath to America and the American people and not to the Speaker of the House or the Senate Majority Leader.

Positions and Opening Dates of Positions are:

President of the United States
- November 2012 (1) Position

Vice President of the United States
- November 2012 (1) Position

House of Representatives
- November 2, 2010 (435) Positions

Senate - November 2, 2010 (36) Positions

Qualifications for these positions will be the same for each position and every applicant will be scrutinized to the highest degree for the attributes found in our founding fathers. Career politicians that will say or promise anything to be elected need not apply. Persons of liberal persuasion but applying under conservative values need not apply. Persons of conservative persuasion but applying under liberal values need not apply. All applicants will be judged on their past record and not by empty promises or just their word that they are who they say they are.

Minimum requirements for the above positions are:

Strong National Defense,
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” President Ronald W. Reagan

Energy Independence,
As stated by Ronald Reagan "the economic prosperity of our people is a fundamental part of our environment."
Oil and natural gas that lay beneath our land and off our shores can no longer go untouched because some believe the American people would rather see more regulation, more taxes, and more controls than more energy.

Fiscal Responsibility,
That the people justly view with alarm the reckless extravagance which pervades every department of the Federal Government; that a return to rigid economy and accountability is indispensable to arrest the systematic plunder of the public treasury by favored partisans.

Free Market Solutions,

To preserve the American system of free enterprise, private competition, and equality of opportunity, and to seek its constant betterment in the interests of all.
Encouragement instead of hindrance to legitimate business.
Withdrawal of government from competition with private payrolls.
Elimination of unnecessary and hampering regulations.

Personal Responsibility and Small Federal Governmentt,
There is a real need for the people once more to grasp the fundamental fact that under our system of government they are expected to solve many problems themselves through their municipal and State governments, and to combat the tendency that is all too common to turn to the Federal Government as the easiest and least burdensome method of lightening their own responsibilities.

The priceless heritage of American citizenship is our greatest gift to our friends of foreign birth. Only those who will be loyal to our institutions, who are here in conformity with our laws, and who are in sympathy with our national traditions, ideals, and principles, should be naturalized.

If you are interested in applying for one of these positions please submit your resume' to the American people. We are in desperate need of leaders.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Reagan Era Resurrection Warning to Republicans

by Ron Spangler

Political pundits and analyst are all over the place trying to spin the few elections taking place Tuesday November 3, 2009. Depending on who you listen to it is either a referendum on President Obama and the Democrats in Congress or a referendum on the Republican party.

Ronald Reagan did say never speak ill of another Republican but he also said trust but verify. In the case of New York's 23rd Congressional District candidate Republican Dierdre Scozzafava the people have spoken. According to polls they originally trusted her until they had the opportunity to verify. Once it was verified that she was more like the Democrats than she was Republicans the trust was lost and she dropped out of the race. Since Dierdre has formally endorsed the Democratic candidate the verification has been confirmed, she was never a true Republican that believed in the Party's principles.

In the midterm elections taking place in 2010 we may see a repeat of what has happened in the 23rd Congressional District. Americans are fed up with the direction this President and Congress is taking America. The true unemployment rate is closer to 17% than it is the predicted 10% that the economist are predicting. If Congress passes this Health Care Reform Bill with the planned government take over option, Cap and Trade will be right around the corner. Oil prices will double and there will be a voter's revolt throughout the country in 2010. No incumbent will be safe. It happened in Tennessee when politicians tried to pass a state income tax and it can happen around the country.

Politicians running as Independents or on a 3rd Party have never been serious contenders at the national level. The midterm 2010 elections and even the Presidential election in 2012 could be the time of the Independent or 3rd party candidate. If the truth comes out about the true state of America the voters will be appalled and seek vengeance against both parties. As Americans figure out what the Health Care Reform Bill and Energy (Cap and Trade) Bill really mean, they will demand both be swiftly repealed and action be taken to restrict the Federal Government from interfering with the free market with taxpayer bailouts and stimulus money.

Both bills will give the Federal Government unprecedented power to pass laws governing everything we do in our private lives. Under health care they can pass laws penalizing us for, or even restricting us from, eating certain foods, drinking unhealthy drinks, smoking, failing to exercise a certain number of hours a day, driving when we can walk, buying vehicles that don't meet government standards, refusing government mandated vaccines, or visiting health facilities or doctors not approved by the Government Health Care system even if we pay from our own pocket. Remember the government will have access to our complete medical records so they will know what we are doing at all times.

Under the Energy Bill it will not be long until the Government gains complete control of the major American oil companies. With the doubling of the price of gas due to high oil prices, President Obama and Congress will be able to pass the Windfall Profits Tax that will destroy the American companies. This will be the perfect crisis to justify the take over of the oil industry in America. Americans will have no choice but to buy the small under powered death traps that will be built by Government Motors (not a Typo). Since the standards for selling or building vehicles in the United States will be so high and restrictive the competition in the automotive industry will be extremely limited. In this way the government will be able to dictate what and how we drive our vehicles in the United States.

As Americans see this type of scenario playing out they are starting to retaliate against both parties. They are sending a message to Republicans, return to our basic ideas of less government, less spending, less taxation, less entitlements, more jobs, more support for small business, real heath care reform without government takeover, a strong defense and ending the Afghan war with honor and victory. The message is clear if you do not agree to these principles we will create or find another party that does prescribe to these ideas. Disillusioned Independents that voted for Obama are sending the Democrats the same message. As they see Obama waffling on his earlier announced Afghan strategy they are beginning to believe he is weak on defense and dangerously weak in foreign affairs. Everyday more and more Americans are comparing him to Jimmy Carter and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.

How can Republicans win in the 2010 midterm elections and have a chance in the 2012 Presidential elections, by returning to their principles and entering into another real contract with America. This contract must be real and achieve their goals by 2012 or there will be a 3rd Party in the Presidential elections that will be Independent Conservatives.

Some of the principles are listed below, feel free to add your own.

1. The Government both Federal and State must accept the Constitution and its Articles as-is and never stray from its meaning and words. The rights of individuals including business cannot be infringed upon without due process in accordance with the Constitution.

2. The Federal Government is restricted from passing any laws if they have not been given the power in accordance with the 10th Amendment of the Constitution. This includes mandating that American citizens participate in any government programs that are not directly related to taxes that are clearly authorized by the Constitution.

3. The Federal Government has a duty and obligation to the American taxpayer to make certain that taxpayer dollars are not being wasted on frivolous programs without public knowledge and consent. The Federal Government will curtail wasteful spending and continue to cut the deficit until it has been eliminated altogether.

4. Taxation on American citizens must be simplified and reduced to the lowest amount that will ensure the taxpayer will never be burdened with debt to the federal government. Corporate tax on American business and all other forms of taxation on American business will be reduced to the lowest amount possible to ensure American business can compete in the global market and encourages American business to keep their business and factories within the United States. To encourage a strong and vibrant American free market Congress will pass no taxes that are punitive or restricts a business from making a lawful profit (Windfall Profits Tax).

5. Realizing the necessity of America to depend more on its own natural resources and less on foreign resources, Congress will pass no laws that will infringe upon the rights of business in the United States to exploit and make available to the general public these natural resources. Any Federal Law that restricts the use or exploration of our natural resources must be revisited and repealed if the law can be shown to be an unfair burden on the industry or the American economy. Recognizing States Rights in accordance with the Constitution the Federal Government will not infringe upon the right of the State to govern the exploration and use of the natural resources within the borders of each state. If a State authorizes a business to explore and make available to the general public the natural resources discovered within the States borders the Federal Government will take no part in restricting the use and exploration of that resource. If the natural resource is found to be on public land the people not the government shall decide if the natural resources can be exploited.

6. In providing for a strong National Defense the President or Congress will not institute military conscription (draft) unless Congress has declared a Declaration of War in accordance with the Constitution. As part of the Federal Government's responsibility to protect America the Congress and President will secure our borders by all means possible. Hiring of illegal immigrants will be forbidden and penalties for hiring illegals will be enforced. Crossing our borders illegally will result in automatic deportation and a lifetime restriction from reentering the United States. Entering after deportation will result in a mandatory prison sentence. Persons that commit or are suspected of committing a murder within the United States and flee to another country must be extradited to face justice in the United States. If a country refuses to extradite the individual the United States will take all appropriate action necessary, including cutting diplomatic relationships, to ensure the person is returned to the United States.

7. Congress must refrain from passing any taxes or laws that may be burdensome on a individual's rights of free speech, religion, or the right to own and bear arms. These are basic rights that are guaranteed by our Constitution and can in no way be infringed upon or discouraged by any Federal or State governments.

8. We must encourage our children to stay in school and demand our schools return to teaching the basic skills and knowledge that our children will need if they are to be successful in life. Before our children are thrown into the progressive science and arts theories we must first make certain they can read and understand the English language. They must be knowledgeable in math, American and World history, and able to write legibly without depending on computers, calculators, or other forms of modern technology. As part of history we should be teaching our children about religion and how it effected the history of America. If we are going to continue to teach the theory of evolution we must also teach them about the alternative theory of the intelligent design.

Goals that must be met by the new Congress:

1. If the Health Care Plan as written is passed into law Congress must actively work to repeal and reform this law by the next election cycle of 2012.

2. If a Energy Bill (Cap and Trade) is passed it must be repealed within the first year of the new Congress.

3. Taxes on individuals and business must be reduced within the 1st year of the new Congress.

4. New tax laws must be written permanently reducing the amount of taxes and simplifying the tax code before the 2012 election cycle.

5. The Federal Government must reduce the size of government agencies by eliminating any program or agency that is redundant or outdated.

6. Congress through its oversight committees will demand the Execute Branch be forthright and open about all of the appointments the President has made in its so called Czar positions.

7. Congress will return the auto industry to the private sector and work to return all bailout money to the taxpayer.

8. Congress will work to freeze all spending not directly related to supporting a Strong National Defense and a budget small enough to operate the government without adding to the deficit.

9. Congress will immediately begin to institute new laws that will reduce the debt and create incentives for American business to remain in the United States and create new jobs.

10. Congress will immediately reduce the amount of bureaucracy surrounding the exploration and exploitation of natural resources in the United States. Resources found on public lands will be open for exploration and government restrictions will be reduced to allow exploration and exploitation within 2 yrs from the time a application by private industry has been submitted to the Federal Government.

These are a few steps that must be taken to restore the United States to the once powerful and most respected country on earth. If a candidate in the 2010 midterm elections will commit to these simple principles and goals the country can change course and return to the direction our founding fathers had in mind.

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