Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday June 10, 2012...Scorched-earth?

One of two major political parties in America is engaging in scorched-earth economic policies that are undercutting the economic recovery, possibly on purpose, and is forcing job-killing austerity measures on the states. And they have paid absolutely no political price for doing so. If anything, it won them control of the House in 2010, and has kept win Obama's approval ratings in the political danger zone. It might even help them get control of the White House.

Sadly, this will probably continue after the next election. If Obama wins, the Republicans will continue the same strategy in order to win the next congressional race. If Obama loses, the Democrats will likely us the same strategy against the Republicans.

In either case, the nation loses. The only way that Congress will settle down and get something done about job creation and unemployment will be if one party wins big enough that they have enough control to defeat the filibuster and have a majority in congress as well as the presidency. With the way the people seem to be divided, due to the manipulation of the money brokers, this scenario is unlikely.

Welcome to the coming depression. Hold on to your hats, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

Wouldn't it be nice to have adults running the country?

Sunday June 10, 2012...The bullies are here and winning

Apparently, that is the way of man – the strong dominate the weak and there is no charity in their hearts. Regardless of reigning theology where kindness and charity are the ideals, the strong bully will rise to become the dominant force in each nation. Businesses are run by strong uncaring men who have risen to become king of the hill by beating their competition. The only strength the weak have is in their numbers. They may harbor charity and forgiveness and other redeemable qualities, but the forces that dominate the businesses and the nations are without question selfish and unforgiving and focused only on their ultimate goal.

We, in the United States, thought we had set up checks and balances in our government to avoid being bullied by the stronger ones. The powers that be noted that we were willing to sacrifice some of those checks during times of national insecurity. When wars broke out of turmoil reigned, we temporarily held our bill of rights in abeyance for security purposes. Now that the powers have declared that we are in an unending war of terrorism, they have canceled many of those rights that protected us from them. This war is clearly undefinable and perhaps will never end, so we have lost and they have taken control away from us.

They have the power. They have the money. They have the media. They have the political system. They have the armed forces. They have the courts. They have the police. We have only our numbers and we are in disarray. The only way the numbers can gain back control is to become united in purpose. We are their support service. Without our labor they have no way to keep their system alive. Without our efforts, the system completely stops – no transport, no utilities, no food supply, no business, no banking, nothing works. They have accumulated their power, their money, their system all from our efforts. We were all born naked and powerless – why are they allowed to consume so much from all of our efforts? The strong bully will rake in what he wants and deny anyone else a fair share simply because he thinks he is better or stronger. The rest of us need to make the bully realize that he can't have what is not his to control, but must share with the rest of us.

Now we just have to wake up the people and unite them. They need to realize that we are being brainwashed to accept an unequal distribution as being fair and right when it is dreadfully wrong. We have been coaxed to fight among ourselves over unimportant matters while they have been carefully raking in as much as they can of our world. They hide the truth by determining what news we shall be presented. They hide their political takeover by controlling who we are allowed to vote for. They have taken over the courts and changed the laws to suit themselves and to deprive us of our rights. They are successfully fighting our right to organize and protest. We are like cattle being led to the slaughter without even noticing what has been happening.

Just keep quiet and don't disturb the bullies. Maybe they will leave you something.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Friday June 8, 2012...Dear Senator

The Wilderness Act has protected special places across the country from motorized vehicles for decades and the “Sportsmen’s Heritage Act” would undo it all. The deceitful bill is framed as increasing access for fishing and hunting when, in fact, it would destroy the very habitat that fish and wildlife need to thrive.
A new bill passed by the U.S. House last week would undo the protections of the Wilderness Act and allow off-road vehicles to motor through previously protected lands. The bill is being touted as a pro-fishing and pro-hunting proposal, but we can see through that veneer.
Sadly, on April 17 the U.S. House of Representatives voted to put our Wilderness heritage at risk – and they did it through deceitful legislation that was advertised as promoting hunting and fishing.
I wrote to my Senator Roy Blunt asking him to vote against this bill in the Senate. His reply:
It's reassuring to know that environmentally responsible and dedicated sportsmen will not destroy the habitat that we have so carefully tried to protect. They wouldn't do that, would they? The Wilderness Act kept motorized vehicles out of these areas, but now they will be open to recreationists.

Senator Roy Blunt
Dear Robert,

Thank you for contacting me regarding proposed changes to management and regulatory policies that would benefit sportsmen and recreationists.

Sportsmen and recreationists play an important role in national conservation efforts. The revenue from the sale of certain firearms, sporting equipment and permit sales serves as a vital source of funding for state departments of conservation. Sportsmen are known for their dedication to wildlife and habitat conservation; a study conducted by Ducks Unlimited has shown that sportsmen are more than three times more likely than other citizens to contribute to or take part in conservation efforts.

We have a responsibility to preserve our nation's resources by protecting parks, communities, and the environment. Millions of American and international tourists visit our national parks and historic sites every year. Public land management should encourage environmentally responsible conservation, recreation, and economic use of these lands.

Legislation such as HR 4089, The Sportsmen's Heritage Act, and similar proposals deserve careful consideration to ensure they follow this multiple-use philosophy in an environmentally responsible way. We also must avoid over-regulating traditional ammunition and fishing tackle. I have been outspoken in opposition to any attempts by the EPA to regulate these traditional means used in sporting activities out of existence without sound science to support its actions.

As you may know, I am a consistent supporter of sportsmen and gun owners. I am always open to considering common-sense reforms that encourage sportsmen and recreationists to use our public lands in a responsible way.

Sincere regards,
Roy Blunt
United States Senator