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April 11, 2009

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Here's hoping we will still have free elections which pols have to consider. They hope to rig them by eliminating the secret ballot as they hope to do with union elections.

I started writing to my government when I was 11 years old, 53 years ago and then as now received a talking point. I have been waiting for the general public to awaken and have felt like a lone voice in the wilderness for so many years. I don't want this opportunity to escape for there may never be another chance to correct the course of government without another 1786 Shays Rebellion at the minimum. I have been to 2 Tea Parties with 3 more to go. I have joined a 912 Project group and now have some hope that this self-destruction of our country can be stopped.

Unfortunately, it's not so easy to decouple fiscal policy from social policy. There's someone on the other end of each one of those federal dollars pumped out by the trillions, and if you want to cut spending you're going to have to make the decision to cut programs, sometimes in their entirety. That will take discernment and fortitude to look people in the eye and say "no," sometimes to "liberal" causes.

Regarding social issues...I just think it's important we take federalism seriously again. If California wants to have any combination of Gay Marriage/Pot/Abortion why should Texas care? As for the the possible welfare costs of those social policies...again it's important that we take Federalism seriously and have the states raise funds locally and disburse them locally.

"Unfortunately, it's not so easy to decouple fiscal policy from social policy. There's someone on the other end of each one of those federal dollars pumped out by the trillions, and if you want to cut spending you're going to have to make the decision to cut programs, sometimes in their entirety. That will take discernment and fortitude to look people in the eye and say "no," sometimes to "liberal" causes.

Posted by: Jeffersonian | April 11, 2009 at 05:40 PM"

As a net taxpayer that is easy enough for me. First abolish government workers unions. Then fire one in five non essential government workers followed by a twenty percent pay cut for the rest. Eliminate mandatory union wage scales for government contracting such as Davis Bacon. Eliminate farm subsidies, corporate welfare and severely curtail welfare and require anyone who applies for welfare or unemployment be a high school graduate of have an equivalent along with five years working credits. Finally change government workers retirements to be set at the average of the last ten years base salary without bonuses and overtime with payment starting at the age of Social Security eligibility. Problem solved.

Bill R is totally right. Our system was specifically designed to allow the states to run their own affairs to a maximum degree.

Conservatives, wake up! The values of fiscal conservatism and self-determination speak to A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS. Social conservatism should be advanced at the state level, period.

Well, I simply don't believe in the mythical fiscal conservative/social liberal. the Repubs who are social liberals inevitably are the ones who vote for the worst spending excess. Think Specter, Snowe and Dukakis. Schwarzenegger. One can think of many more but holding out for a myth will get you nowhere.

Dems is RINOs -- Republicans in name only.

I believe they have lost on the union election front and will lose elsewhere as well. Being vigilant can protect our Rights to a great extent. Being catlike in our approach (stealth and silence) will allow us to close in on the malefactors and defeat their evil designs.

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