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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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Saturday, June 04, 2011

Paul Ryan: A Duty To Serve

Recently, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) said that he didn't want to run for president because,
Ryan has said that one reason he is not interested in running for president is that he would have to spend time away from his family, including three young children.
As a former US some point in their every single American has a duty to serve our country, in some shape form or fashion, even if it's only showing up to a retail store to work.  But, Jenifer Rubin in her WaPo blog, Right Turns, makes this devastating point:
I do not know Paul Ryan. I am not acquainted with him. I have never even met the man. If I knew him at all well, I would walk into his office and slap down on his desk Jennifer Rubin’s post. As she points out, lots of Americans in uniform have answered their country’s call. Here is the question I would ask Ryan: “In this crisis, how can you of all people justify not doing what those soldiers have done?” And here is the argument that I would make: “You have the preparation; you have the training; you have the temperament; you have the knowledge; you have the persuasive capacity. We now face a great crisis, and you understand what has to be done better than anyone else. Your country needs you. In the circumstances, what possible excuse could trump that? You have a duty to serve.”

Mr. Ryan, you are currently, the only member of the GOP leadership that has a clue about the myriad of problems that face this country.  More importantly, you are the only "official" member of the leadership that has actually had the balls to put out a plan on how to undo the economic train-wreck that the Democratic party and Barack Obama has turned us into. 

Therefore sir, you have the DUTY to serve!  It's time to ante up and put your money where your mouth is.  You can talk the talk, not it's time to walk...down Pennsylvania Avenue in January, 2013 and take the oath of's a web page petition to draft Mr. Ryan. I signed it.

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