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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Friday, February 10, 2012


Congressman Paul Ryan in the video below says he's open to selection as VP...but far more importantly, doesn't rule out having the GOP convention draft him as the presidential candidate of the Republican Party. 

While it hasn't been done in recent memory, it was the norm when there was no front runner. There would be vote after vote...when, often suddenly, a "dark horse" candidate would be proposed...and would win! This is the first good news I've heard on the GOP primary-candidate front in quite some time. I'm personally disappointed in pretty much all the candidates this time around. None of them seem to have the character necessary to make the very difficult choices that will have to be made in order to keep our country fiscally solvent.

I mean seriously, does ANYONE think Barack Obama will cut spending to the levels necessary to keep the country from going bankrupt? How about Mitt Romney?   Romney is the choice opponent of the Obama campaign, that alone is enough to want somone else.  Newt Gingrich?   Newt has enough baggage to sink him in the general.  Rick Santorum?   Rick is a "big government" Republican...and that makes him very much part of the problem, and certainly not part of the solution.  I won't even mention Ron Paul, who's supporters are mostly first class lunatics.

So, here's hoping that the Republican party goes into it's convention without a clear leader in the delegate that the convention will have to choose someone else.

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