Monthly Archives: August 2010

Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor

On Martin Luther King Day thousands gathered in DC to rally to Glenn Beck’s conservative message of returning to ‘simple living in your means’ and returning to a religious background. Now, conservative estimates (from the government, of course) downplay the amount of people; even these amounts are staggering, at 76,000 – 98,000 people in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Many other news station, including CBS and ABC, have estimates of 300,000 and 500,000…… I think that many Americans want change – and not the Obama kind of change……

At the first African-American high school near DC, many gathered to specifically honor Martin Luther King Jr. This group also was celebrating equality and civil rights. However, many prominent members and speakers of the congregation put down Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor program, saying that it ‘warped and disconfigured King’s message, and dishonored his actions’. Then explain why Martin Luther King Jr’s niece was an speaker at Glenn Beck’s program, and often appears on his shows?

Sarah Palin was a keynote speaker at Glenn Beck’s program, having the honor of giving the Restoring Honor awards to three American war veterans. She came as a non-politician, and was very proud to give these awards to the veterans. Although some would argue that ‘Palin power’ was dictating her political agenda and forcing her to come to the event, I heavily disagree with them – it would be utterly disgraceful to do so. I support Sarah Palin’s having done this, and believe that she shows a strong will to be a part of the American grass-roots movement.

This event is a MAJOR event; it brought hope to millions of Americans, and to the thousands that attended from across the country and the world. Politicians will see this as a threat to their power base, and will continue to demonize Glenn Beck and his many grass-roots followers. Many liberals will hopefully get the picture that something is happening, investigate, and find the truth. This is something to go down in the history books, as leading to a new chapter in this decade……

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PolitiZoid – Obamafeld

This video uses real dialogue taken from the various politicians, uses it in context…… yet it still comes out wrong! This is just like Seinfeld!

Natural Disasters and Government Aid

This past year of 2010 was known as the Year of Earthquakes, with major quakes rocking Haiti and Chile, and multiple shockers around the globe. A pipe leading from the depths of the ocean to an oil rig broke and spilled millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. With the economy plummeted into a depression, we still aided the foreign countries while ignoring our own problems. How SHOULD we have handled these events, and how should we handle future cataclysms?

In orders to respond to disasters, we need the capital and money to buy the resources needed to aid victims. If disaster strikes a major city like New York City, Los Angelos, London, Tokyo, or other metropolitan centers, then the capital needed will be lost by other cities yet re-invested rightly into recreating economic centers. To devote it to places lacking capital like Haiti, Cuba, and African countries… this would still be morally respectable, yet it is not as profitable due to how it may be spent.

The Gulf oil spill helped to display our current government’s inability to act properly, and its irresponsibility. As I discussed in my prior article involving the BP Oil Spill, the government has stayed aloof while BP has taken the responsibility and burden of cleaning up. Instead of accepting aid from foreign countries willing to help, the government has taken a few pictures, threatened our oil companies’ futures and is planning on taxing us heavily for this. The actions needed for this spill are obvious, and yet the government has not acted on these needs.

In the future, how should the government and people respond to natural disasters? If there were a major earthquake in California or another flood in the Central United States, how should we act? The victims involved would most likely be stranded for a bare minimum of two weeks, in danger of further damage to human lives, infrastructure and order. First, the government needs to send troops and aid to the area in need. These forces will re-instate order, give water and food to disaster victims, and begin to clear the former cityscape for reconstruction. The government needs to also heighten or lower taxes to assist the rest of the country finance the relief efforts.

Hopefully, in the face of further crisis, our government and the world community will help us by doing the right things and getting us back on our feet quickly.

Education

The first quarter of your life is spent to pure learning; elementary school, high school, college, university… all of this leads you to the future occupation(s) that you will hold. In this globalized world we live in, many other countries rival the United States’ education system. I live in California; we are the 49th best education system in our country. I am in high school, and consider myself to be much more intelligent than other students. Our school just belts out the lessons, not showing us how they relate to and can be used in the real world. THIS IS NOT GOOD.

Part of why this is happening is because of the government; their spending in other sectors is disabling spending in schools and education, which is unwise considering how it is one of the ways to re-invest a nation’s wealth wisely. Instead, they spend it on amnesty, health-care, war, blueberry farms…

Another reason why this is happening is due to the growing liberal nature of our country. Teachers are not teaching things properly, parents are not encouraging their kids or showing them what is right… and most importantly, students are not encouraged to learn. We need to show that we are willing to learn independently, or else these worsening practices will reach into the world of reality, money and economic stability.

Part of why colleges and universities are so large, multi-faceted and successful is due to their independent, private-funding nature. Colleges are like companies in the fact that they do not rely on ‘bailouts’, and they always have a market to supply to. Because of these two facts, they will always be reliable. However, they rely on smart, intelligent, eager-to-learn students with a prior education.

Education is something that influences you, usually for the better, and stays with you for all of your life. We need to re-finance the school sector and re-stimulate the education system.