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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Monday, May 16, 2011


I received this one from a reader too.  It's about perspective:

This is too true to be funny. The next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want the politicians spending YOUR tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of it's releases.
  • a billion seconds ago it was 1959.
  • a billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
  • A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
  • A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
  • A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.

While this thought is still fresh in our brain...let's take a look at New Orleans ...It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division.

Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (Dem) is presently asking Congress for 250 BILLION DOLLARS to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number... What does it mean? Well ..
  • If you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, and child) You each get $516,528.
  • If you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans , your home gets$1,329,787..
  • Or... If you are a family of four....Your family gets$2,066,012.

 Washington , D. C ...Are all your calculators broken??

Here's a list of taxes that didn't exist 100 years ago:
  • Building Permit Tax
  • CDL License Tax
  • Cigarette Tax
  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Dog License Tax
  • Federal Income Tax (Fed)
  • Federal Unemployment Tax (FU TA)
  • Fishing License Tax
  • Food License Tax
  • Fuel Permit Tax
  • Gasoline Tax
  • Hunting License Tax
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Inventory Tax
  • IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
  • IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
  • Liquor Tax
  • Luxury Tax
  • Marriage License Tax
  • Medicare Tax
  • Property Tax
  • Real Estate Tax
  • Service charge taxes
  • Social Security Tax
  • Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
  • Sales Taxes
  • Recreational Vehicle Tax
  • School Tax
  • State Income Tax
  • State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
  • Telephone Federal Excise Tax
  • Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
  • Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax
  • Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
  • Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
  • Telephone State and Local Tax
  • Telephone Usage Charge Tax
  • Utility Tax
  • Vehicle License Registration Tax
  • Vehicle Sales Tax
  • Watercraft Registration Tax
  • Well Permit Tax
  • Workers Compensation Tax

 (And to think, we left British  Rule to avoid so many taxes)

Honestly, do you really think this is funny? Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago.....
  • And our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
  • We had absolutely no national debt....
  • We had the largest middle class in the world.....
  • And Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What happened? Can you spell: 'POLITICIANS!'  And I still have to Press '1' For English.
Yet, the Democratic Party would have you believe that merely returning spending levels to pre-2007 (when they took control of Congress) would be the biggest spending reduction in history.  What they're not saying is that they set in motion the largest, non-war related, spending increase in history.  One that only excellerated when Mr. Obama was elected president in 2008.  They have managed to double our national debt in FIVE YEARS!!!!

It's time for a change, and the GOP leadership in Washington DC isn't listening.  We The People need to actually do something about this.  Find candidates who will give ALL the sitting GOP members a primary challenge.  Men and women who have never been contaminated by the "political process" who will actually DO something about the quagmire that has become Washington, DC.

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