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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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

America Is A Conservative Country

American is a largely conservative electorate/country.  Most people here want a government that doesn't overly interefere with the way they live their lives.  Nor, as a rule, do Americans want to pay much in the way of taxes...and that's a large part of why the Democratic Party, and Barack Obama, Nance Pelosi and Harry Reid, et al, have become so unpopular.  Victor Davis Hansen hits it squarely with this bit in his National Review column, 
The common denominator here is that a largely conservative electorate has always wanted lower taxes, smaller but more competent government, fewer overseas commitments, honest government, and officials who live like the public they represent — and it can’t seem to find that package in any party or candidate being presented to it. Indeed, the Obama medicine is now seen as worse than the Bush disease, in that he less competently oversaw the war in Afghanistan, blew apart the budget, and lives more royally than any Republican.

The obsequious media have been left scrambling to explain this new Orwellian barn wall: Bush’s aristocratic golf is now Obama’s needed relaxation; Bush’s bumbling press conferences might explain why Obama wisely doesn’t hold many at all; Republican congressional corruption simply led to a “They all do it, even Democrats” narrative; Bush’s failure to articulate how and why we would win in Iraq suddenly morphs into Afghanistan as a baffling experience that confuses all of us. Obviously, even the most adept public-relations-minded journalist could not pull all that off, and so we are left with media now as discredited as they are loathed.
Most of all, American don't like hypcrits...and the Democratic leadership is coming to be seen as just that.  They said a number things in their run up to gaining control of both Congress and the presidency, and have been revealed to have utterly lied.  They have instituted ruinous spending and have vastly expanded the role of government in our lives.  They have passed a series of bills that not only weren't read, the impact those laws would have upon the country hasn't been understood...but they have placed the government in control of our lives in ways that we as a nation have never before permitted.

The men who wrote the Constitution never intended for the government to have this much control.  They understood that doing so would be a violation of all that they believed in...come November, we have the opportunity begin undoing the mess that the Democratic Party (and the GOP to a lesser extent) have made of our country.

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