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Archive for August 7th, 2011

We Gotta Stop The Gravy Train

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/07

Video from Symphonic Satire, via RS McCain‘s sidebar. Go hit Symphonic Satire and buy the CD.

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Michele Bachmann Gives Her Testimonial

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/07

And it has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with something the American Left hate: a public figure professing faith in Jesus.

As RS McCain said:

What’s strange is that liberals find this type of narrative perfectly acceptable when what is being testified to is some appropriately secular conversion: “Why I became a lesbian feminist” or “When I learned the undenjiable scientific truth of global warming” or “How I discovered that my Republican parents are closet Nazis.” It is only the conversion narrative of Bible-believing Christians that liberals find obnoxiously repellant. And the idea that a Bible-believing Christian might think themselves called to high public office . . .

Well, liberals just can’t handle that — at least when the self-identified Christian is a pro-life conservative Republican. It was OK for John F. Kennedy to be Catholic, it was OK for Jimmy Carter to be a Baptist, and it was OK for Barack Obama to be whatever it is you want to call devotees of what Rev. Jeremiah Wright preaches. But let a conservative Republican speak in public about his or her Christian faith, and liberals immediately start screaming about “theocracy.”

Oh, you can claim to be a Christian if you’re a Leftist. You can hold socialist gatherings masquerading as Sunday Sermons. But you cannot testify about the True Nature of Jesus or your own journey to true Salvation. That’s baaaaad.

It doesn’t matter that Michele Bachmann did not tie her conversion or her Biblical hero into current politics — or any politics for that matter. The American Left will, guaranteed. Because the American Left hates any profession of true faith in Jesus from any Conservative.

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Learning From The Bay State’s Mistake

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/07

The Daily Caller has an excellent article on public education.

Until last summer, education experts from across the political spectrum regarded Massachusetts as having the nation’s best academic standards and testing for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. But now that the state has adopted national standards and testing, it has become a cautionary tale about the dangers of ceding local control over public education.

Like so much of the Constitution, the words of the 10th Amendment are clear and eloquent: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

One of those powers, of course, is the power to educate our young. Unlike other nations, the United States never has had a “national” education system, but rather a collection of largely independent state systems.

Be sure to read the entire article. This is just more evidence of what happens when local authority is ceded to the Federal government. The results are not good.

*Originally published on Texas Tenther, which I am folding back into Truth Before Dishonor.

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At what point did Barack Obama officially become our Worst President Ever™?

Posted by Dana Pico on 2011/08/07

Well, it’s been a sort of gradual process, but I’d put the date about two weeks ago.

In our “discussion” of the downgrade of the federal government’s credit rating by Standard & Poor’s, our good friend Perry, who is very loathe to speak ill of another person, yet has still described S&P as “a subversive organization” and your humble host as “an imminent threat,” wrote:

Otherwise why would these people¹ reject a $4 trillion plus Boehner/Obama plan which attacked our deficit/debt problem much more aggressively than the plan which finally passed?

It wasn’t “those people,” and it wasn’t even the Republicans. It was President Obama who torpedoed that deal! From ABC News:

Boehner’s decision to abandon negotiations with President Obama puts an end to a deal that would have cut spending by up to $3.5 trillion over the next 10 years and increased tax revenues by close to a trillion dollars. But the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling must be raised by Aug. 2nd to avoid a government default.

“We have now run out of time,” a visibly angry Obama declared at a hastily arranged press conference in the White House briefing room. Watch Obama Here

He said he has summoned Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to the White House for an emergency meeting at 11am on Saturday.

“I expect them to have an answer as to how they will get this thing done over the next week,” Obama said. Both sides agree that a proposal should be hammered out over the weekend.

Talks now begin between Boehner and senate leaders on a far less ambitious a Plan B.

Boehner held his own press conference after 7 p.m. Friday night and said the talks broke down because “The White House moved the goal posts.”

Specifically, he said the two sides had agreed on an unspecified amount of revenue to be included in deficit reduction, achieved by broadening the number of Americans who pay taxes and lowering general tax rates. But he said President Obama on Thursday demanded another $400 billion in revenue, which Boehner said “was going to be nothing more than a tax hike on the American people.”

Emphasis mine. Not happy with just one professional media source? CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller confirms this, via Twitter, here and here. And President Obama himself (sort of) confirmed it, in a press conference, in which he said:

This was an extraordinarily fair deal. If it was unbalanced, it was unbalanced in the direction of not enough revenue.

The same link, from The Washington Post, noted Speaker Boehner’s statement that the President had changed the deal, and nowhere does either the White House staff or the President himself dispute that. Rick Klein of ABC News also confirmed it, via Twitter, though from the back end. Read the rest of this entry »

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Paying For The Pie

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/07

Ten people go to a pizzaria and enjoy some pizza pies. When it comes to paying the 100-dollar tab, the payment breakdown is thus:

1 person pays 30 dollars.
4 people pay 20 dollars each.
4 people pay nothing.
1 person takes 10 dollars from the kitty.

Who should be paying more? If you’re a Liberal Democrat, you’d say the one person who is paying 30 dollars already. And that, my friends, is a direct violation of the Tenth Commandment.

A few points to consider:
The above example is actually how the Federal Income Tax system works.
The one person who takes 10 dollars from the kitty is not the poorest of the group; there is at least one poorer.
It is unjust, and a sin, for the 5 people who aren’t paying in to demand the 1 person who is paying in the most to actually pay in even more. It is a direct violation of the Tenth Commandment.

*Originally published on Texas Tenther, which I am folding back into Truth Before Dishonor.

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The Two Tenths

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/07

The Tenth Commandment:
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

The Tenth Amendment:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

If you do not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor, you will not support any “soak the rich” or “spread the wealth” policies. On the other hand, if you do support any “soak the rich” or “spread the wealth” policies, you stand in direct violation of Providence’s Tenth Commandment.

If you stand on the Tenth Amendment, you will not support the massive over-regulatory regime currently in place, nor will you support any greater regulation and government control. On the other hand, if you support the massive over-regulatory regime currently in place or if you desire a boatload of new regulations, you stand in direct confrontation with the Tenth Amendment.

*Originally published on Texas Tenther, which I am folding back into Truth Before Dishonor.

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Tentherism

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/07

Truth Before Dishonor is a Tenth Amendment/Tenth Commandment site. The more in line with the Tenth Amendment and the Tenth Commandment one is, the more Conservative one will necessarily be. The reverse is also true. The more one rejects the Tenth Amendment and the more one rejects the Tenth Commandment, the more Liberal/Progressive/Socialist one will necessarily be.

Looking at Liberal, Progressive, Socialist, etc, arguments, I suspect in the range of 90 percent of all their arguments will run counter to the Tenth Amendment, the Tenth Commandment, or both.

There are two forms of Constitutional Tenther.

There is the Bell Curve Tenther, who believes the most power is in the hands of State governments, giving less power to both the Federal government and the Individual. This could also be considered a Letter of the Law Tenther. An example of such a position is Mitt Romney’s position on RomneyCare. It is okay for a State to mandate all its residents purchase a product but it is Unconstitutional for the Federal government to mandate it.

There is the Hyperbolic Curve Tenther of the form “x = 1/y (where both x and y are greater than zero)”. This could also be considered a Spirit of the Law Tenther. The further away from the individual the government is, the less authority over the individual the government should have. And the closer to the individual the government is, the more authority it should have, but the most authority should always reside with the individual and not with any level of government.

The vast majority of Bell Curve Tenthers are most likely found within State governments. Once a Bell Curve Tenther moves into the Federal government, it is highly likely such a Tenther will drop all pretenses and become the full-blown Statist the person actually is, because Bell Curve Tentherism is still a Big Government position. It’s just the location of the government that is in question. As such, the only true Tentherism is Hyperbolic Curve Tentherism.

And Truth Before Dishonor is a Hyperbolic Curve Constitutional Tenther site as well as a Biblical Tenther site.

*Originally posted on Texas Tenther, which I am folding back into Truth Before Dishonor.

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