Saturday, February 26, 2011

Patriots Rally in Olympia

Thank you to the hundreds of patriots who braving cold and snow drove (themselves) to Olympia today to stand with Wisconsin and Governor Walker against the taxing tyranny of the democrat/unions cartel.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Obama Paves Way For Same-Sex “Marriage”

By Gary Bauer, American Values

Yesterday Attorney General Eric Holder made a stunning announcement: the Obama Justice Department will no longer defend the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. According to Holder, our president concluded that the law defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman was “unconstitutional” and ordered him to stop defending it in at least two cases currently before the federal courts.

Excuse me? The president is the chief law enforcement officer, not the chief justice! It is not up to Barack Obama to determine which laws he likes and which laws he doesn’t. It is his responsibility to enforce the law until the nation’s highest court decides the law does not pass constitutional analysis.

But this president sees things very differently — he’s here to fundamentally transform America, by, among other things, redefining marriage. He ignored public opinion and bent the rules to pass healthcare “reform.” Unable to get cap and trade through Congress last year, Obama now wants the EPA to implement it. And he does not hesitate to ignore the courts either.

The Obama Administration was recently cited for contempt by a federal judge for continuing its deep-water drilling ban, despite a previous order striking it down. Rather than abiding by Judge Vinson’s ruling against ObamaCare, the administration is asking the judge to “clarify” his ruling, while it orders states to continue implementing the big government health scheme.

Today’s news should put to rest any suggestion that Obama has moved to the center. He has just aligned himself with the most radical elements in the culture war who are trying to redefine normalcy.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Celebrate Washington’s Birthday

Written by Julia Shaw, The Foundry

The third Monday in February has come to be known—wrongly—as President’s Day. But, this is not a day to celebrate every president in our Nation’s history.

The president who fails to wear a coat in cold weather should not be honored as much as the one who defeats the British’s Hessian mercenaries during a blizzard

This is the day that we celebrate the man who led America to victory in the War for Independence, who was instrumental in the creation of our Constitution, and whose character forever shaped the executive branch. We celebrate George Washington.

That’s why the holiday is Washington’s Birthday—not President’s day.

What makes George Washington a great president, worthy of such celebration, an example to all other presidents?

In short, he was committed to the principles of the American Founding: Liberty, Natural Rights, Equality, Religious Liberty, Economic Opportunity, the Rule of Law, Constitutionalism, Self-government, National Independence.

For nearly two centuries, Washington was celebrated every February 22nd. According to Al Felzenberg, Washington’s troops set aside that day during the War for Independence to honor him, especially for his surprise victories over Hessian mercenaries at Trenton and British troops at Princeton.

Yearly celebrations continued during and after Washington’s presidency, but Congress did not officially recognize Washington’s birthday as a national holiday until 1870.

Congress made Monday the official day to commemorate national figures and events with the Monday Holiday Law in 1968 (Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July are exceptions to the Monday rule).

Observance of Washington’s birthday was moved from February 22 to the third Monday in February. Contrary to popular opinion, no action by Congress or order by any president has changed “Washington’s Birthday” to “President’s Day.” Section 6103 of Title 5, United States Code, still designates the legal federal holiday as “Washington’s Birthday.”

It would be easy to for the president to issue an executive order that would enforce the law and remind all Americans that George Washington ought not to be lumped in with every other president: good, bad, and the ugly (yes, James Buchanan we are talking about you).

If anyone in American history (let alone a president) deserves to have a day celebrated in his honor, it’s George Washington.

Henry Lee summed up Washington the best when he said: “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none in humble and enduring scenes of private life. Pious, just, humane, temperate, and sincere; uniform, dignified, and commanding; his example was as edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example lasting…. Correct throughout, vice shuddered in his presence and virtue always felt his fostering hand. The purity of his private character gave effulgence to his public virtues…. Such was the man for whom our nation mourns.”

Such was the man for whom our nation celebrates this weekend

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Roll Out The Milk Cartons

Posted today by Bryan Preston:

Wisconsin: Let’s roll out the milk cartons to aid the search for fleeing Democrats!

Since it’s clear that the Democrats from President Obama on down are not interested in having an adult conversation about the debt that is wracking this country, and since the Wisconsin Democrats in particular have shown that they will cut and run rather than let the people’s senate vote, it’s time to roll out the milk cartons.

BTW, the man on the carton is the Democrats’ leader in the state Senate – Sen. Mark Miller.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

After You...

Well here’s a bill for all those in Olympia who are so anxious to raise taxes. S.B. 5486 is the bill for you!

Creating a “taxpayer savings account” S.B.5486 allows you the incredible opportunity to voluntarily "invest" more of your money to state government.

You happily and aggresively pillage the pockets of taxpayers, now let’s see you open your own wallets and lead the way. After you!