Monthly Archives: August 2011

Presidential Brawl

After hours at the Animatronic Hall of Presidents, the robotic Obama has an interesting debate with a robotic Reagan. And the sparks fly. Literally.

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China’s Increasing Power

China is a growing power, and they are rising in the face of the US recession. They are expanding militarily through the investment in aircraft carriers, cyberwarfare, and space infrastructure. Just this month they launched their first aircraft carrier – with plans on building their own carriers and navy. Many believe that China is looking back at neighboring Japan and Thailand, each of whom also have their own aircraft carriers. China has advanced cybernetics capabilities, as shown in multiple international attacks. The frequency of these attacks will undoubtedly increase with China’s expansion.

Satellites and space communication infrastructure is becoming a major issue with China. They have since began developing their own satellites, and are working on devices that can destroy them. Communications between satellites and the ground will enable for China’s greater efficiency, and for more information on troop logistics. They are also used to network between new air units that are creating the beginnings of a denied airspace over China….

Overall, China is disregarding the United States and going onto their own concerns. The United States is slowing imports, as we have a long ways to go on this recession. China is also beginning to see how much leverage they have with the foreign debt we owe to them. Finally, the leadership of Obama and the diplomacy of self-proclaimed loom Biden does not mean anything to Americans – why should it to China?

Also – to read about how are manufacturers leaving the United States for China – click here.

Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/the-rising/

This three-part series played last night and will hopefully be playing throughout the next few weeks… it brings to light how Americans have worked for building our future while remembering the past. The series goes over the construction of the buildings themselves, recounts many peoples’ personal connection to Ground Zero, and emphasizes the messages and drive behind the buildings’ renewal. PLEASE be sure to watch it sometime soon.

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/the-rising/

Dr. Conservative’s Seussical Obama Poem

USD Student SUPPORTS Hezbollah and Hamas

Yesterday, I talked of attacks on Israel on the Gaza strip. Here is a terrifying video from the University of San Diego, showing how indoctrination is infiltrating our education system and culture.

Israel Attacked as Egypt invades Gaza

The streets of southern Israel are empty as over 1 million Jewish residents hide in bomb shelters. The Gaza strip is being taken over by the new Egyptian regime, and Israel is fighting to protect itself. Just to remind those who do not remember Israel’s borders or proximity to its enemies, here is a video.

Let us hope that Israel is successful in protecting themselves….

Top 3 Myths of Capitalism

Is being pro-business and pro-capitalism the same? Does capitalism generate an unfair distribution of income? Was capitalism responsible for the most recent financial crisis? Dr. Jeffrey Miron at Harvard answers these questions by exposing three common myths of capitalism.

Dr. Miron has done a great job, especially at describing the main factor of competition that defines capitalism. Many people’s misconceptions about capitalism are ties up in the financial systems that have become heavily intertwined with the government, when in fact they should look at everyday grocery chains, wholesale stores, and companies that vie for consumer business through lower pricing. If you wish to ask any questions, simply comment.

The Tea Party

To read an absolutely idiotic post ripping on the Tea Party, read this.

Many Tea Party members are simple people who want to be properly represented by our government. They come from a wide group of middle class, caring about what policies and legislation is doing to the economy and country. They are military families, farming families, shopkeeping families, industrious families… and they all care about what happens in the future.

The article above states that the Tea Party is less popular than people like Obama, Sarah Palin, and belief groups like Muslims and atheists. REALLY?! They ARE Americans who are speaking loudly and clearly, bringing the people who speak for them – Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Michelle Bachmann – ALL of them onto the president’s Most Hated list. They make these people popular, they make controversial issues known to the public, they ARE the backbone of these issues. So don’t say that Tea Partiers are lower in qualification than people like Obama… They use facts and real-time trends to refute such bull.

One last thing – the study was simply about religious groups and important people and the such…. they just randomly decided to throw in the Tea Party at the last minute. That is one of the worst things about it.

Rick Perry and Constitution Changes?

To view the article with quotes from Rick Perry, click here.

Rick Perry has experience from being the governor of Texas, allowing for great economic expansion in the midst of recession. With his running in the presidential election of 2012, his views are being renewed and manipulated as he campaigns to a wide range of groups. I see him as a right-wing person who may finally place the government back in conservative hands… but does the news of his altering Constitutional amendments change my perspective? Here are the seven ways Perry is thinking of altering in the Constitution.

1. Abolish lifetime tenure for federal judges by amending Article III, Section I of the Constitution.

This is a conservative choice. The controversy over the choosing Chief Justice Sonia Sotomayor brought this issue to light, as her views of being prejudiced and making liberal court decisions angered many people. This is a harder issue, for it depends upon the time period situation and the president who chooses the federal judges. Many court decisions including Roe v. Wade, Brown v. Board of Education, and Miranda v. Arizona would not have come out as they did because of the values the court justices held.

The point of the Supreme Court is to have people free from the prejudices and influences that other branches are afflicted by. Were we to abolish lifetime appointment and change it to a shorter, regular interval, justices would be influenced to side with the president or select factions that keep them in their position. Without lifetime appointment, the law would not be blind.

2. Congress should have the power to override Supreme Court decisions with a two-thirds vote.

This would also influence the supreme justices for the worse, as they would have to reach compromise with yet another party. Not only would Congress continue to be sidetracked, but they would waste time upon arguing a Supreme Court case among themselves and further distorting it.

3. Scrap the federal income tax by repealing the Sixteenth Amendment.

I personally hate taxes. Congress’s spending of taxpayer money is not helping this issue. I support the scraping of the federal income tax, as it is not directed towards any one state or area that may need support more so than any other group. Federal income tax is also the highest of taxes in the United States.

4. End the direct election of senators by repealing the Seventeenth Amendment.

I am not sure whether or not this is conservative. If the people directly vote for their senators, then they may be influenced by campaigning efforts and the media. Although this gives Americans direct representation, it allows for conflicting values to develop between the elected senator and lower representatives.  I do support this course of action, as it will make Americans and their lower representatives to both be accountable for their votes and allow for unified action among government officials.

5. Require the federal government to balance its budget every year.

This is the most reasonable course of action, and it is the most likely to be passed. A balanced budget is supposed to have less spending, and greater GDP than interest rates and debt increases. This has gained the most momentum due to the current administration’s spending craze and push to increase the debt ceiling.

6. The federal Constitution should define marriage as between one man and one woman in all 50 states.

I see this as violating the pursuit of happiness. The government should have no right to violate the love two people have for each other, regardless of either’s gender. I do not want to see two men or two women making out in public, but they do have the right to a domestic partnership and a happy relationship.

7. Abortion should be made illegal throughout the country.

It is unfortunate to see young children and teenagers going through such troubled times, and not having the resources or knowledge to care for a child. However, we should not abandon an option that allows a person such freedom from a past of violence. We can resolve this issue with better education and accessibility to centers that may care for victims. There needs to be more openness on the issue of sex and crime, and this will lead to greater knowledge in the event of such an issue. Technology might allow for earlier warning of pregnancy, and stem cell research may not be as slandered. I should personally hope that people would find ways to make having a child worth it, but I respect a person’s need to care for themselves and their situation.

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Overall, I do not support Rick Perry’s support of changing the Constitution. It is mainly through the exploration of morals, values and purpose that guide such a conclusion. If you do not know your position on issues, than find out where you stand on the political spectrum and go from there. Hopefully, by doing so, you may reach your own conclusions on issues like this.

Iowa Tea Party Members Stand up Against Obama

I love these people standing up for their beliefs, and not standing for the insults thrown from the highest echelons of political society. Also, Obama does not even answer any of the questions. Let us pray that people are just as smart as these Tea Party members, and that Obama is not going to have a very successful tour – especially as he demonstrates wasting taxpayer money with his 1.1 million dollar tour bus.

To view a written article on this information, click here.