Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Monday, May 03, 2010

PA-12 Special Election Update

Hot Air has a great rundown on the PA-12 special election to fill the Congressional seat held by the late Jack Murtha.

The Democratic candidate, Mark Critz, who was a senior staffer for Murtha for nearly 20 trying to use a broad brush to smear the GOP candidate, Tim Burns.  Burns is returning in kind by painting Critz as in the pocket with Obama, Pelosi and Reid...
the latest Daily Kos poll shows Republican Tim Burns now pulling ahead by 6 points in a hard-fought battle against Democrat Mark Critz. (National Review’s Jim Geraghty says, “And if DK/R2000 are still using the same 2008 turnout model that all their other polls have used, Burns is actually up by a few points more.” ) Despite the encouraging news, this should be a down-to-the-wire fight in a district where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-to-1.
Evidently voters in the district aren't very happy with the direction that the Obama administration has taken the country.  I suspect that Mr. Burns wins on 18 May, by a significan majority...10 points.

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