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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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Sunday, March 24, 2013

...And You Only Thought the GOP Was the Party of Stupid...

Just about the time I think that only the GOP is the party of stupid I hear something like this:
ultimatum delivered by billionaire California “clean energy philanthropist” and Democratic activist, Tom Steyer, to Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate, Rep. Steve Lynch. Either withdraw support for the Keystone Pipeline by “high noon” this Friday, says Steyer, or face the consequences (an expensive, multi-pronged negative campaign devoted to exposing Lynch’s support for Keystone).
Makes you proud to be an American.  It turns out that the idiot tree huggers of both coasts oppose the use of fossil fuels by large margins.  In NY state, a recent poll shows that New Yorkers oppose fracking for shale oil in NY by 61-21%...that would bring in thousands of jobs to the western portion of the state as well as millions in tax revenue...but being Liberals, they just can't help economic progress for NY.
public objections to Keystone are becoming increasingly mainstream among Democrats. Tom Friedman said “No to Keystone. Yes to Crazy.” A New York Times editorial endorsed a crusade the Post had labeled a counterproductive obsession a week before. Splits continue to open up among Democrats on this issue.

Additionally, it looks like if Obama does approve the Keystone pipeline, that he'll launch a whole slew of regulations in an attempt to make oil and gasoline more expensive.
the administration will redouble anti-carbon regulation in other areas, which will keep our new energy culture war at a boil. Given Obama’s recent moves on the climate front, the idea that the divisive campaign against fossil-fuels is going away is already fading.

Consider the fundamentals. Our economy runs on fossil fuels, yet an ever-growing number of Democrats at the heart of Obama’s base are literally convinced that the world is coming to an end because of it. This rapidly proliferating movement of Democratic voters has a near-religious determination to choke off the fuel that drives America’s economic engine.
Therein lies the real problem.  These people just don't understand how an economy works.  If you want to eliminate the use of fossil fuels, you have to develop an in expensive far, they have failed to do that in any way.

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