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Keeping Tabs on Socialized Medicine

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This morning I received an email from Campaign For Liberty which featured a piece by Dr. and Congressman Ron Paul on the uptick in activity to promote socialized medicine, commonly known as universal healthcare.

paulRon Paul is a OB/GYN with well over 30 years of experience in medicine and has keen insights on how government has crept its way into healthcare — for the worse.  He proposes a couple of bills that we should pass to protect us from an even bigger government, the further erosion of our freedoms, an poorer quality healthcare because of government interventionist policies and regulations.

I encourage you to read the article Fight Government Encroachment into Health Care! (Shared via AddThis ) and leave me your thoughts.

“All Bark No Bork”

No Elephant Stampede

That about sums it up!

Another Scam on the Taxpayers

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Phil Gordon, Mayor of Phoenix, believes in cheating not only Phoenix taxpayers but also the taxpayers of the country.  The Phoenix Business Journal has a piece today about Mayor Phil Gordon heading to DC this week to meet with the Obama administration and to beg federal government agencies for bailout moneyto fund a new scam — a “Green” college. 

The supposed mission of this new campus will be for environmental and sustainable architecture, engineering, and workforce development.  What adds a new dimension to this money grab of taxpayer dollars is that ASU has already increased the number of “green” classes on its campuses.

Folks, this is simply about extorting more money from the taxpayers.  Check out this opinion piece featured in the Washington Examiner.  The final line sums it up:

When America is in recession, the last thing we can afford to do is destroy more jobs than we create in the name of “stimulus.”  The American people deserve to hear the truth about “green jobs.” Unfortunately, as long as Al Gore and his allies continue to have the loudest bullhorns, they won’t.

The deal is that this is just a move to create an even bigger government with more regulation on business, industry, and individual liberties.  Not to mention the unlawful taking of taxpayer money with even less accountability.  It looks like Phil Gordon definitely has a green finger in the air.  Unfortunately, it appears that it is not just his green thumb that he is showing to the taxpayers.

Napolitano’s Witch Hunt Continued

Napolitano and Her List

Just before the TEA Parties took place all across the country drawing hundreds of thousands of angry taxpayers to protest big government, irresponsible government spending, increased taxes, etc., our former governor and now Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano issued a report to law enforcement outlining supposed increased threats from “right-wing extremists”.  Do you remember the lead paragraph from the Washington Times article:

“The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in “rightwing extremist activity,” saying the economic recession, the election of America’s first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias.”

Napolitano came under fire from activists and legislators from all across the country, and many expressed outrage at the TEA Parties.  However, it wasn’t just “right-wing extremists” that were genuinely and legitimately upset with the memo.   The American Legion, a not-for-profit organization of war-time veterans, demanded an apology from DHS Secretary Napolitano.

After feeling the pressure and the calls for her immediate resignation from her post in the Obama administration, Napolitano met with American Legion Commander David Rehbein and issued a direct apology to the veterans organization barbed with excuses including blaming an office analyst for releasing the report prematurely according to the Associated Press article.

However, bloggers, activists, and some Congressmen have kept up with their calls for her firing.  In fact, a new website has been launched http://firenapolitano.comCongressman Michael Burgess (R-TX) issued this statement and addressed the outrage of his constituents on the floor of the US House.   Congressman Michael Burgess

Despite her “apology” to the American Legion, Napolitano has yet to apologize to the pro-lifers, the people upset over taxes and government spending, and generally speaking – conservatives.  When will we hear these apologies?  Truthfully, the answer is never because she is not sorry for the memo.  Department of Homeland Security should be free of political agendas and partisan politics just for the sake of the safety and the security of our nation.

There are some bloggers that are out there that are suggesting that we should not fire Napolitano because it may give her the idea that she should return to Arizona and challenge Senator John McCain in the 2010 election. 

I would disagree.  At our core, we must look to what is best for our country and be sure that true leadership with appropriate qualifications are in place for these positions with broad powers and influence.  Furthermore, I am left to wonder if these persecutions occurred within the first 100 days of the Obama administration, what will the remaining years look like for conservatives?  No, Napolitano needs to go.  We have seen the damage and the corruption that she has done as the governor of Arizona — a harsh reality that we are still trying to embrace and recover from its ill effects.  Incompetence in her new position will only make things worse for true patriots and allow for our nation to become vulnerable to real threats to the safety and security of our country.