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!
November 11. Today we remember and thank our veterans and warriors overseas and at home. We thank:
~ The Army. Thank you to the hundreds of thousands who serve in this branch and who are fighting in the Middle East, and everywhere else to protect freedom.
~ The Navy. Thank you for protecting our shores, and for protecting trade routes and international shipping commerce. Thank you for proudly representing America overseas.
~ The Marines. Thank you for being there to actively protect our ideologies, and our way of life.
~ The Air Force. Thank you for constantly protecting American air space, and for continuing to aid American interests internationally.
~ The Coast Guard. Thank you for always being prepared to aid our domestic disasters, and for ensuring efficiency in any issues you face here.
Were it not for the military of the United States of America, the world’s history and geography would be entirely different. Thank you for protecting freedom, liberty, for destroying tyranny, and for always being there for your country.
If you have ever thought of being part of our Military, here is more information. http://www.todaysmilitary.com/
It was my birthday yesterday! My senior year of high school is beginning tomorrow – I will be researching current education reforms, teachings, and spending, and will post soon. Here are a couple of my past posts on Education, and other very informative posts.
A rant post on the general nature of the education system: https://propagandamachine.wordpress.com/2010/08/01/education/
A history lesson on Slavery… https://propagandamachine.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/the-history-of-slavery-economically-driven/
A Constitutional Lesson: https://propagandamachine.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/rick-perry-and-constitution-changes/
On Indoctrination of Youth: https://propagandamachine.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/usd-student-supports-hezbollah-and-hamas/
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.
I went up to Salt Lake City’s Outdoor Retailer last week, and met with many major brands. As we discussed pricing and product quality with companies like Eureka, Katadyn Water Filtration, Coleman, Primus…. The list goes on and on. ALL OF THEM are manufacturing out of China, with only distributing centers and warehouses in the United States. None of them forge the metals, weave the textiles, create chemical innovations that would otherwise create jobs in America.
Taxation in the United States, and higher costs for worker pay have led to industries moving out of the country. We no longer produce raw materials, and our government is in the process of shutting down domestic success. Oil production has been restricted tremendously since the Gulf oil spill, and oil container ships have left the waters offshore for foreign entities. Our natural gas industry is being quieted by environmentalists and politicians, who instead push for greener energy through GE EcoMagination and car innovation (which is also pressured through government policy and regulation). Steel industry has gone down, with little creation and more recycling.
Less industries based in our country mean fewer scientists who will work with such companies to produce innovation. Scientists will move out of our own country into others with real-world applications and needs. Knowledge, jobs, and economic growth are hindered by all of the preceding information.
When we get Obama out of office and a Democrat-led Congress from leading us, we will hopefully find the sense to vote for economically knowledgeable people who will entice job creators back to the United States.
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?!