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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Thursday, May 20, 2010


By JP Bender

Retired Journalist

This past Tuesday, some voters spoke, and since then I have the opportunity to sit back and listen to the post mortem analysis. A quick recap shows that the voters are, in my opinion, completely dissatisfied with the way the elected ones are running our country.

Let me see if I have my facts straight: recently Sen. Bennett from Utah, Sen. Specter from Penna., were thrown out of office while Sen. Lincoln from Ark., was denied a clear way to seek the opportunity of reelection in the Fall. Rand Paul in Ky. overwhelmingly was the victor over the party choice and Sen. Scott Brown is now the upstart victor in Mass.

Gov. Bob McDonnell defeated Creigh Deeds and is now the governor in Va., while Chris Christie beat Jon Corzine in New Jersey – neither were given a chance and not expected to capture the prize – yet both sit in their respective governor’s mansions,

In watching the political pundits, it is amusing to hear their analysis of these “facts.” The spin makes for poor Kabuki drama, yet the cable networks broadcast their worthless crap as if it were “in depth analysis.”

The two most foolish self described “commentators” that come to mind are Edward Rendell, the governor of Penna., and Paul Begala, the democrat pollster. After watching them pontificate and rationalize, I can only come to the conclusion that life is a mystery to these two individuals.

Rendell, on air, claimed that the only reason Specter lost was because of the inclement weather in the state of Pennsylvania, while Begala said in reality, it was a great victory for the democrats – because their party captured the John Murtha's district in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

I have no idea where these two bozos are purchasing their recreational drugs of choice, but if I ever find out, I too want to soar into space, for about an hour, and completely ignore reality. Apparently the Tea Party movement has been completely ignored.

The original Boston Tea Party was a radical statement that needed to be said. The Boston Tea Party was a direct action by colonists in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the British government.. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. The incident remains an iconic event of American history, and other political protests often refer to it.

I can only assume that if cable TV was around then, the commmentators would refer to those men involved as a bunch of rag-tagged farmers, trying to intimidate and antoganize the British Monarchy.

The organizers of the modern Tea Party movement are just as committed – with the exception there are no riots in the streets or the massive firing of weapons in the pursuit of justice. Of course, cable TV commentators would love that, since it would give them something to report – rather than speculate.

To ignore these tea party activists, in my opinion, is to commit political suicide and the day will come when America will look back in retrospect and wonder why the dunderheads in power couldn’t see it coming.

I can’t wait until the November 2010 elections and I will savor every day until that event. I want to watch the incumbents squirm and twist in the wind. May all the windbags suffer defeat.

I have always considered myself a conservative libertarian but now I am a conservative libertarian tea party member.

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