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, July 19, 2013

Pure Detroit: A Liberal Legacy...

This is what 60 years of Liberal control looks like:

I lived in the metro Detroit area from Feb 2002 until Labour Day 2004 after I married my wife.  Economically, for us it was devastating. I spent 16 of those months out of work...having only been able to secure work when I first arrived.  My wife was working until her company was acquired by a guy who then sold off the various parts.  She was out of work for twelve months.  Eventually, we borrowed enough to move to the Baltimore, MD area, which was then booming.

In October of 2008, along with much of the country, Baltimore because a major recession area.  While the DC area has thrived, it has only done so for those who work for the government.  Pretty much the rest of the region is economically...still in a recession.  Spending is way down. In my industry (light manufacturing--cabinetry/carpentry) roughly 60-70% of the companies that were in existence in 2008 have gone under....mine has.

Detroit is symptomatic of what this country is heading toward within 20 years.  Congress, many states and municipalities have been spending money hand over fist.  Floating bond issues to pay for today, hoping that tomorrow will be more prosperous than today, and our kids can foot the bill for our profligate spending.

Here's to hoping...because today ain't so bright as yesterday...

UPDATE:  here's a link to a fantastic photo essay of what 59 years of progressive rule, in a one party town delivers...

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