Wednesday, March 03, 2010

One more and I'm through

I generally write on musical and religious topics and not much on politics. But I got charged up hoping we would throw out the representative who a few years chose to run to Ardmore, Oklahoma rather than actually represent us (novel idea, what we elected him to do!). We didn't even get a pinch runner. Here's one final at bat for now and I'll move on to more salient less depressing topics.

Strike one
I'm no political analyst (no shock there), but I was very surprised by two things in yesterday's Republican primary. First, that Rick Perry took the governor's race with not even a run-off. About a year ago the prevailing notion was that Kay Bailout Hutchison would knock him out of the ballpark. But it was Perry who got the home run. Second, that Chuck Hopson won House District 11 without a run-off. A Democrat up until a few months ago, this RINO not only exceeded the 50 percent necessary to stave off a run-off but hammered the two long-time Republican challengers by garnering about 62% of the vote. I think he did it the old-fashioned way -- like George Steinbrenner bought, I mean won, all his World Series for the Yankees. (follow the money)

Strike two
"The Health Care Bill has raised apprehensions in many areas (e.g., the economic costs, the politics of socialism, the growth of governmental powers, etc.); however, very little has been presented of the numerous ways in which the bill is actually unconstitutional. In fact, should the bill eventually pass, several lawsuits are pending over its various unconstitutional aspects," writes David Barton. David has posted on his web site
Potential Constitutional Problems With H.R. 3590 by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

Strike three
"Polls showing 74% of Americans think airport body scans will make us more secure are either incorrect or else we have become a thoroughly brainwashed and ideologically lobotomized assemblage of slaves who are happy to chant 'Thank you sir, may I please have another?' with each violation against our Bill of Rights and natural law.

"The fourth amendment guarantees:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
"Full Body Scanning is unreasonable as it presupposes guilt and ignores the aspect of our law that requires a warrant for searches." -- By Mary Starrett in "Keep America Safe - Get Naked." January 20, 2010

OK, I'm outta here
Election Night Returns


Anonymous said...

I believe part of the candidates' success should be credited to being an incumbent. If we look closely throughout history, there has been a great advantage to already being the officeholder.

The idea of body scans at airports brings to mind another issue which I am surprised more Americans do not call for a stop. If you consider the rise of the internet, an individual's right to privacy has been invaded such as never been seen before. To think that a person in Japan is now able to get step by step directions to your residence. For a fee, they can also find out what used to be classified as confidential information. For all we know, someone could be watching us at this very moment. If I may use this analogy. It is looking more and more as if the human being is becoming a mere component of a circuit board. Or just a number in a formula so to speak.

There have been all kinds of end time philosophies and theories. I do not believe anyone can absolute one way or another. But the way things are now, you could really make a case for the particular stance which includes the mark of the beast, among other things.

R. L. Vaughn said...

Yes, imcumbency is a clear advantage. It combines lots of things like a large campaign war chest, clear name recognition, and opportunities for free publicity -- like speaking at Lions Clubs, Kiwanis Clubs, etc. as a state representative, but often choosing to do so at a time closely related to an election campaign.