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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, November 01, 2010

The Argument For Fiscal Conservatism: Made Simple

Wisdom from the mouths of's some stellar ideas on how to frame fiscally conservative arguments from Cynthia Yockey:
  • Wealth is created when human ambition is harnessed by a system that gives it liberty and the right to keep a majority of the wealth it has created.  instead of arguing that wealth must be redistributed.
  • An economic system that empowers people to create wealth doesn’t have to pay as much in welfare.   If you're making don't need the government dole...or at the least, not nearly as many WILL NEED IT.
  • We can provide opportunities for all, but nothing should guarantee an outcomeNor should government guarantee anything but a safe place in which to pursue "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness."
  • Keeping taxes and regulations to a minimum unleashes wealth-creating power. Taking from those who make money and giving to those who WON'T isn't a solution.  However, by keeping taxes down, government encourages those with an entrepenurial spirit to just as hard as they can to make mounds of money.  To quote the founder of the Democratic Party,  “A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.”  Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1801.  
  • People should be treated as individuals, not members of identity groups. Indeed, affirmative action has done nothing but ruin our education system by literally dumbing down the entire system to satisfy the false desires of "underprivledge masses."  This is the road we've been on for the past 50 years.  It's the road to illiteracy and an undereducated ignorant populace.  Political Correctness is the other false road.  By trying to make EVERY child special, to make them all feel "good" about themselves...we've created an entire generation of adults who have never lost at anything and who are unprepared to face life in  the "real world," where there are infact losers...

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