A give-and-take with one of the local Junior Obama worshippers elicited a comment from me that we Conservatives should keep in mind. I told the fellow that I was something he should fear much more than a Republican—a Conservative. I told him the reason is that we Conservatives don’t care if we never hold an elected office—we are satisfied merely to be sure that Statist radicals (and RINO wannabes) are defeated. That is more than sufficient to maintain ordered liberty, since an officeholder of either major party that shows such tendencies (e.g., Dede Scozzafava) is harmful beyond party ideology. I personally am a fan of www.nota.org and have used that option on several ballots. It would be good to have it instituted into State law, but I suspect I’ll have to move to an American state (Idaho comes to mind) to have a chance.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
The Watermelon (Green on the outside, Red on the inside) radical enviro-warmers are constantly demanding the use of “Best Available Science” (BAS) (that would be science with which they agree) for all discussions of property rights infringements and the like.
I’d like to suggest that we have a similar principal for evaluating all proposals for expansion of government—“Best Available Civics” (BAC). The way BAC would work is that any proposal to expand government must : 1) point to a specific clause in the documents by which that level of government was originally constituted that requires or allows the proposal to be enacted, and 2) point to a specific prior implementation of expansion of government that actually worked as designed and intended. Absent clearing these two “hurdle” conditions, any such proposal would be abandoned.
Even more aggressive BAC should be applied by conducting a systematic review of all current government activities for compliance to the above conditions. Any activity which fails the conditions would be required to implement a shutdown plan that would be completed within 6 months.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
As the “healthcare” debate rages on, there remains a pernicious situation that is left entirely un-discussed—the ongoing serfdom of American seniors and the corruption of the values on which they were reared, all as a result of the government welfare program called Medicare.
That the state should have no active role in the delivery or insurance of medical care is trivially obvious upon a thorough reading of the Constitution. That some should have the expenses of these things paid for with other people’s money is immoral, to say the least. For those who say that they paid for these “benefits”, you’ll have to explain to me, then why the annual Federal budget is in chronic deficit, year after year, if “your” money (drawn from its fictional lock box) is being used to pay the way.
I don’t know if the depth of the corruption is beyond the point of remission, but the $250 bribe to Social Security recipients may be American Senior’s 30 pieces of silver moment—we’ll see.