Tennessee Passes Resolution in Support of Arizona

May 25, 2010 by

Yesterday afternoon the Tennessee House of Representatives passed a joint resolution (HJR1253) in support of the State of Arizona for taking steps to protect their people when the federal government had failed to do so.  The main Resolved says:

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE HUNDRED SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, THE SENATE CONCURRING, that this body hereby honors and commends the State of Arizona and its government officials on the upcoming commemoration of Arizona’s Centennial and that this body also salutes the initiative and the courage of the Arizona State Legislature and Governor Jan Brewer in their actions to protect their citizens and the borders of our great nation.

You can read the entire document by clicking the link above.

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Another Example of Why The Public School Systems Fail

May 6, 2010 by

If public school officials worried as much about whether the students in their schools were proficient at reading, writing, and arithmetic as they are about making sure no one is offended or has their self-esteem hurt, the public education system would not be failing.

Yesterday was the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo.  This is not an official holiday that is recognized by our government.  On this day some American students at an American high school in an American city chose to wear clothes with an American Flag.  They were told they were not allowed to do this on Cinco de Mayo because it was offense.

But to many Mexican-American students at Live Oak, this was a big deal. They say they were offended by the five boys and others for wearing American colors on a Mexican holiday.

They were told they must turn the shirts inside out and take off the bandannas they were wearing.  They refused and were sent to the Principal’s office where they were told if they didn’t comply they would face suspension (read the entire story here).

School officials have a difficult enough job focusing on educating our students.  Why are they spending so much time and effort and money on worrying about whether someone gets offended?  Should that be a concern of our teachers and administrators?  What if they just focused on teaching the kids and let the parents worry about those other issues?  How much better prepared would the students be for college and life?  I don’t mind my tax dollars being used to educate but I don’t want to see them wasted on this non-sense.

Any thoughts?

January 30, 2010 by

This video is too good not to share.  It is an entertaining explanation of today’s two most prominent economic theories.  If you agree with the Keynesian perspective then you need an lesson in real world economics.

Ray Stevens – We The People

December 28, 2009 by

The Socialization Myth Again Proven False

December 16, 2009 by

I just read this story published at the Home School Legal Defense Association website that addresses the socialization critique of homeschooling. Another study has been done and it completely destroys the myth the home schooled children suffer from not being “socialized” and will not be able to function in society once they become adults.

In my personal experience this is still the number one comment we get when people find out that we home school our children.  It may take different forms but it is still the same objection.  My response is always the same.  It is our responsibility as part of our homeschooling to make sure that our children know how to function in society.  The academics are just one part of homeschooling.  I also like to point out that most of the “socialization” that kids get in the public school setting is negative and that most parents have to spend time trying to correct it.  This is a battle that they will lose in most instances.  When kids spend that much time with their “peers” their parents cease to be the primary influences in their lives.   So we then have to ask the question:  Do we really want our children to be “socialized” according to society’s standards?

Think about it………

An Example of Affordable Health Care

December 3, 2009 by

That’s about how it will be when the government takes over our health care.

Taxes On Medical Care…Can You Believe It

November 26, 2009 by

As we inch closer and closer to socialized medicine in this country more details of the proposed bills are coming to light.  Some of those details are nothing short of astounding.  For instance, did you know that certain aspects of medical care will be taxed if the proposed bills become law in their current form?  This post over at The Heritage Foundation‘s blog discusses this and the reasons for it.

This article mentions four things that will be taxed.  They are

  1. Innovative Medical Companies
  2. Medical Devices, such as prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs and pacemakers
  3. Over-the-counter medicines
  4. Privately funded medical care – including private health insurance plans, private medical expenses paid out-of-pocket, and employer-provided care

As you read this list I hope you are as repulsed, as outraged by this as I am.  After you get over the shock, I expect you have come to the next logical question:  Why?  Why would the government plan to tax these things when it says that its goal is to provide affordable health care to all people?  What purpose could there be to taxing these things?  The article gives us the answer to these questions and I expect you will again be astounded.  It says

It is a well known economic policy rule that if you want less of something you tax it, and if you want more of something you subsidize it.

There you have it.  These things will be taxed under these proposed bills because the government wants there to be fewer of them.  Our current leaders plan to ration care but don’t want to have to admit they are rationing care.  Our leaders are telling us lies.  They are making claims to the public that they know are not in the bill.   In order to be able to afford this new socialized health care plan they have to cut costs every way possible.  One way to do that is to tax the recipients if the care provided.  This is just one way in which they will discourage people from using the system.

It is time that we educate ourselves and let our representative in Washington know that we expect them to vote against this government takeover of our health care system.  Let them know that if they don’t stop the implementation of this fiasco we will vote them all out of office at their next reelection campaign.   The time to take a stand is now.  It is not too late yet but it soon will be.

Unicoi Rally For Freedom

September 29, 2009 by

There will be a rally Saturday Oct. 3 at exit 40 off interstate 40.  There will lots of good speakers there.  Come check it out.  Here is a link (click here) to the website giving more details.

Graphical Representation of the 47 Million Uninsured

July 30, 2009 by

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A Comparison Of Some Of Our Presidents

June 23, 2009 by

comparing-presidents

Now, who do we really want to follow as our leader?  Who do we want to trust national defense to?