Our country is facing an insurmountable debt that cannot be resolved…… we need to halt spending NOW before it gets worse. This is NOT helped by healthcare spending, amnesty spending and temporary job spending. Vote the liberals out, and get conservative people to make conservative choices for our fiscal future!
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Obviously the numbers and issues differ…… but Reagan faces the issues of government regulation of industries, welfare spending, government special interest programs, and many more issues – and he places the individual as the priority.Very applicable to today’s world……
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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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.
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.
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.
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George Washington’s Farewell Address was made on September 17, 1796. In it he warned the country of how ideals and beliefs would lead the nation to its end. One of the core themes in his speech was foreign entanglement, and foreign influence upon our own domestic affairs and government. Quoting from
“Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government. But that jealousy to be useful must be impartial; else it becomes the instrument of the very influence to be avoided, instead of a defense against it. Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.
The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop. Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none; or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities.”
This principle rests upon the idea that the world is not our friend, and that as Americans we need to stay vigilant against such warrants. To stay outside of the influences of foreign nations, and to maintain our own status quo, we would remain outside of political interference and interaction. Trade, economic openness and money would flow, and our interaction with other political entities would be handled through diplomacy. We would remain an introspective country, and we would first look towards domestic issues – as opposed to international solutions.
At present, internationalism stemming from Spanish-American Jingoism and the World Wars has led to political pundits and presidents working with foreign leaders to solve issues that do not involve the United States. This includes our bending to Mexico’s immigration, our entire importation system from Chinese goods and Middle Eastern oil, and international military practices that are sparking tension. Foreign Entanglement principles are non-existent. Our debts are held in foreign hands, pressures force United States leaders to do the will of foreign countries, and religious zeal has forced military maneuvers to be questioned repeatedly.
If we were to adapt the principle of foreign entanglement today, here are for following that might result:
~ American oil and natural gas industries would flourish, and our importation would lower to around 5-15%, as opposed to current figures
~ We would actually product objects of use – made in America!!!, and export more than the cardboard boxes sent to us from China
~ Any imports will be tariffed, and we will protect American industry.
~ Our (hopefully) Conservative leaders would aim towards shrinking the government, cutting down on international programs that are no longer needed
~ Energy costs would lower, and there would be less inflation as transportation costs lower as well
The results of our fixing domestic problems, as opposed to international issues, would be exponential in their success. Internationalism is soon to lead to war, as proven by efforts in Libya, tension from military practices in the Black Sea and near North Korea, and Chinese cyber-attacks our security infrastructure. Where did Foreign Entanglement go, and how do we transition into it?!
Last Christmas the Obama administration passed the crippling Obamacare health system, which increased our debts and continuously threatens our future. This holiday season, President Obama and the lame duck Liberal Democrat Congress will push to pass the Dream Act, going against the Fourth Amendment and many others to allow for illegal aliens to gain citizenship. This passing will pressure welfare, creating incentive for many more illegals to invade our country and create further imbalance in our already crumbling nation.
The Dream Act basically proposes to grant young illegal aliens citizenship, so long as they attend college or go into the military… yet look into how the illegal issue is currently handled. The ‘No Child Left Behind’ program displays how a required school attendance is being ignored by the illegal immigrants who come here. Any military attendance is welcome to illegals, I agree with this, but there should be no effort to teach illegals English or tutor them to get into the military – they should have all of the abilities of American soldiers before entering military service.
As for the allowance of pre-teenagers to have citizenship, I disagree with this. If you are born to parents who are illegal, then you should be illegal – regardless of whether or not you are born on this soil. Although there is legislation passed in prior history to protect people against ridicule like my own and to maintain their legal status upon birth, there are currently illegals who are ‘citizens’ and yet are on welfare. Children and teenagers brought across the border will gain citizen status, regardless of education level, class or illegal status.
This Dream Act will be blamed upon the Republicans who will gain Congressional offices in January, upon the failure of this program or on the further degredation of society caused by this legislation. The political mudslinging that will occur may or may not be seen for what it is, most likely not by our current generation.
Hopefully, the Democratic party soon to be out of Congress shall fail, as they should due to their being voted out. There is a reason why they have been voted out – because of failed legislation like this that threatens our nation.