Todd Weber's Random Thoughts

November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Day Thought

It is Thanksgiving Day, 2010, and as I consider this nation which I am bless to call my own, I am once again awed by its greatness and wonder. It is truly unique as the freest, safest, most prosperous and benevolent nation in the history of mankind.

Yet, there is also a twinge of apprehension and uncertainty as to how long it may endure. Forces of fundamental change have pushed us to the edge of a precipice from which, once overstepped, there may be no return. To avoid this will require the attention, self-discipline and thoughtful participation of a majority of citizens.

It is time for Americans to put aside trivial, meaningless pursuits, entertainments, idleness and apathy, and engage in rational thought and debate of the complex and weighty matters presently facing our nation. We must turn off the frivolous “reality” shows, sitcoms, and celebrity worship and exercise our minds toward dealing with substantive issues that truly matter. Let us cease thinking only of ourselves and our immediate comfort and gratification, and focus on what is best for the nation as a whole, both now and in the future. Such a focus will likely require a willingness to make sacrifices. As our forefathers sacrificed their fortunes and their lives to create this great nation, let us muster the same readiness to preserve it.

I urge you to take time to educate yourself regarding the pressing issues of the day, and also to learn about the origins of our nation. Read the writings of the founders of America, such as George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and others. Study also those who influenced them, such as Adam Smith, John Locke, Henry Blackstone, Cicero, and Montesquieu.

The United States of America has not survived and prospered by luck or accident. It has done so because of the wise and prudent principles upon which it was founded, among which are the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; limited government; free-market capitalism; the rule of law; freedom of religion; and equal rights for all.

Freedom is not free and the cost of citizenship in a free society is active participation in order to keep it free, safe and prosperous for all. Too many have either forgotten or never learned of this duty. As fellow citizens, we owe it to one another and to future generations to take seriously the responsibility of self-government – a rare opportunity in human history.

Have a happy Thanksgiving Day!

October 31, 2010

No Shame in Being the Party of No

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , — tkweber @ 3:22 pm

Change is not always a good thing. Democrats often call Republicans “the Party of No” and accuse them of having no vision for the future of America because they oppose the progressive agenda. However, Republicans – or more accurately, Conservatives – do in fact have a vision for America and are equally passionate about it as the liberal progressives are about theirs. The Conservative vision for America does not involve changing the nation into something new, but rather changing it back to what it once was. The Conservative vision involves returning our nation to the principles upon which it was founded, and includes reducing the size and power of government and realigning it with the limited powers enumerated in the Constitution.

While some may argue that looking back is no way to lead the country into the future, the facts suggest otherwise. America is great because of the wise principles upon which it was founded. It is the strongest, wealthiest, and most free nation in the history of humanity because of its emphasis on individual liberty and limited government. The American system of government was designed to serve the people, not vice versa, and this has resulted in unprecedented freedom and prosperity for its citizens, as well as the spread of freedom and prosperity around the world.

However, the forces of progressive liberalism (proto-socialism) have been eating away at the American system for most of the last 100-years. Those who hold and espouse such views desire to change America into something it has never been, nor was ever intended to be, but which has existed and failed in many other parts of the world.  Liberal progressives want to turn America into a European-style socialist/communist state where the citizens serve the government and the government reigns supreme.

Conservatives are passionately opposed to this vision and will continue to vigorously oppose it. “No!” should be the continual refrain when it comes to progressive/socialist policies and laws, not because we lack vision or concern for the good of the nation, but because we believe in the wisdom of the Constitution of the United States of America and trust it to ensure the continued success of the nation for ourselves and for posterity.

May 11, 2010

The Rise of Government and the Decline of Morality

I highly recommend this excellent article by James A. Dorn of the Cato Institute.

http://www.torenewamerica.com/rise-of-government

August 28, 2008

A Woman’s Right to Choose Murder

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , — tkweber @ 11:02 am

I bristle every time I hear the lame phrase “a woman’s right to choose,” which is transparent code-speak for a woman’s right to abort an unborn child.  Don’t try to dehumanize it by calling it a fetus.  It is a human child.  Abortion is possibly the worst crime against humanity that has ever existed.  If you disagree, I challenge you to go to YouTube, search on “Abortion,” and watch some of the many videos detailing this disgusting, revolting and truly evil practice – if you have the stomach for it.  I don’t understand how any rational human being could ever choose to commit such acts, or support others who do so, except under the most extreme and truly life-threatening of circumstances.  Over a million babies are aborted (murdered) in the U.S. every year.

It is a shocking contradiction when liberals become rabidly angry at someone for mistreating a pet dog or cat or horse, yet passionately defend and protect the murder of unborn or partially born human children.  Some will bomb laboratories and threaten to kill chemists for testing lipstick on a monkey, but defend the violent dismemberment of unborn children in the womb, or the thrusting of a surgical instrument into the skull of a child all but completely removed from the mother, as a constitutional right. 

I urge all decent, thoughtful and compassionate people to utterly and completely reject the practice of abortion-on-demand and any and all politicians who support and defend it.  This is an evil which must be eradicated from our society.

June 12, 2008

Supreme Court Disaster

The decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay have rights under the U.S. Constitution to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts is a disaster for our nation, and highlights the extreme importance of electing a President who will appoint strict Constitutionalist judges to the Supreme Court as current liberal judges retire in the next few years (hopefully).  Our best choice at this time is Senator John McCain.

Granting foreign terror suspects Constituional rights within civilian courts is exactly what the terrorists have been hoping for.  They will use our convoluted legal system against us, costing millions of taxpayer dollars, decades of court time in endless trials and appeals, and eventually be set free to continue their murderous Islamo-fascist assault on the free world.  In the meantime, they’ll be enjoying free room and board in our prison system, which is a posh existence compared to their armpit countries of origin that are keepin’ it real, 7th-century-style, until the return of Mohamed.  (Thanks for the phrase, Jaime.) 

When will Americans wake up and realize that terrorism isn’t about lack of opportunities, third-world poverty, social justice, or even so-called American imperialism?  It’s about world domination and the convert-or-die madness of radical Islamists.  They don’t want to negotiate; they want to exterminate.

Barak Hussein Obama thinks his warm heart and smooth words will salve the hatred of radical Islam.  Did words help Daniel Pearl?  Should his murderers and their comrades be granted the luxury of trial in American civil courts?  Absolutely not.  Stop the lunacy of the Supreme Court by electing John McCain and pressing him to appoint truly conservative judges throughout the federal court system. 

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