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Jan Morgan Media » America: Land of Opportunity or Sanctuary of Security?

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August 21st Meeting

During a July 14, 2009, address in Warren, Mich., Obama said, “Now, my administration has a job to do, as well, and that job is to get this economy back on its feet. That’s my job. And it’s a job I gladly accept. I love these folks who helped get us in this mess and then suddenly say, ‘Well, this is Obama’s economy.’ That’s fine. Give it to me. My job is to solve problems, not to stand on the sidelines and carp and gripe.

All too often we have heard the current administration point the finger of blame at their predecessors. Obama asked for this economy. He campaigned for this economy. He spent millions to get it and was chosen to fix it just as he had promised. Promises like cutting the deficit in half, cutting wasteful programs and closing Guantanamo Bay to name a few. We are all still waiting. Pundits on the left have ignored these promises and now gladly perpetuate the class war and demonization of their opponents. Clearly the main-stream media has a leftist agenda.
At the 2008 DNC in Denver, Barack Obama said “If you don’t have a record to run on then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from.” This has been the strategy of the left for the last several months and will only get worse as we approach election day.
The selection of Paul Ryan by Mitt Romney may shift the mudslinging back to the real problems facing our country today. Paul Ryan serves on the House Committee on the Budget, and Ways and Means Committee. He understands the fiscal problems we face, but his voting record speaks for itself about how he views the role of the federal government. The bills he has voted for listed below have significantly added to our debt or grown the size of government.
FOR the No Child Left Behind Act (2001)
FOR the Iraq war (2002)
FOR the Medicare prescription drug entitlement (2003)
FOR Head Start reauthorization (2007)
FOR Economic Stimulus Act (January 2008)
FOR extending unemployment benefits (2008)
FOR TARP (2008)
FOR GM/Chrysler bailout (2008)
FOR $192 billion anti-recession spending bill (2009)

That is the record that could “blur his image as deficit hawk.”

The notion that either party is dedicated to solving our fiscal crisis is absurd. They have proven time and again that the policies and bills presented for a vote are purely political posturing that looks no further than the next election cycle. This is a symptom that only term limits will cure. This You Tube video explains the sinking ship we are all on (at least for now).

This is why the answer to our country’s problems will not come from central government, but from the people.

Alexis De Tocqueville was a French philosopher who lived from 1805 to 1859. He wrote Democracy in America, based on his travels around the country. He made very insightful observations about democracy and the American Republic.

Tocqueville stated that the sovereignty of the people is deep-rooted and widespread. By this he meant that Americans have a say in, and are actively involved in, all aspects of their society. The sovereignty of the people includes their influence over their government, but it is bigger than that. It resonates throughout the culture. It is a mind-set. “Whenever the political laws of the United States are to be discussed, it is with the doctrine of the sovereignty of the people that we must begin….In America the principle of the sovereignty of the people is neither barren or concealed, as it is with some other nations; it is recognized by the customs and proclaimed by the laws; it spreads freely, and arrives without impediment at its most remote consequences. If there is a country in the world where the doctrine of the sovereignty of the people can be fairly appreciated, where it can be studied in its application to the affairs of the society, and where its dangers and advantages may be judged, that country assuredly is America”.

Tocqueville observed, the American government is nothing like the government in Europe, where the latter governments are central to European societies and lord over them, where their societies are formed and directed by their governments, and where their histories and experiences are far different in that they include life under tyrannies. In America, the government is innocuous and dispersed – that is, society does not evolve around the government. “Nothing is more striking to a European traveler in the Unites States than the absence of what we term the government, or the administration. Written laws exist in America, and one sees the daily execution of them; but although everything moves regularly, the mover can nowhere be discovered. The hand that directs the social machine is invisible”.

Alexis de Tocqueville’s observation of our society was the type of country our founding fathers envisioned. The sovereignty of the states and the people was the goal of a limited government with enumerated powers.

The behemoth government that has grown while we have been asleep at the wheel of the republic is in essence our own fault. The question remains as to what you will do about securing your liberties and freedoms as an ever increasing federal government seizes your pursuit of happiness right from under your nose.

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.

 Alexis de Tocqueville

May 15 Meeting

You probably remember the family car your parents had when you were a child. That car was your freedom and ticket to the world. It may not have had all the amenities that you would have liked, but, it got you where you needed to go so that you could live your life to the best you and your family could.

But what if your parents had decided to buy a car that far exceeded their needs and ability to pay for it?

What if they bought a Bentley or a Rolls Royce? And they named the car Freedom because it got them anywhere they wanted to go. And why would they have wanted to do this? Because they could. They could because they placed the car in the family trust. It would be passed down from generation to generation. Your parents could do this because they only paid the interest on the loan. Each generation was responsible for the payments and maintenance of the car, thereby ensuring the standard of living for the family.

Now the car is getting old. It still performs just as it ever did, but it needs more and more work to keep old Freedom going. You’re still paying the interest on it so that someday your children will enjoy the freedom it brings them.

What if Freedom is not worth the same things to your children as it was to your parents? How does the next generation learn the importance of Freedom and what life would be like if it was lost? They might want some shiny new security instead of good old Freedom.

Ronald Regan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

Look at what we as a society have attached to our freedom. There is something to be said for American exceptionalism and the ability to have the highest standard of living in the world, but at what cost. Is it right to burden our children and grandchildren with the debt of our excesses?

Liberty and freedom are not synonymous. True freedom is being able to do whatever you wish without having to deal with the consequences of your actions. You could steal from, hurt or kill others. This is not the type of society we desire.

Liberty is freedom plus morality. Morality guides us to do right by ourselves as well as others.

Here is a good article from the Tenth Amendment Center about the separation of power.

A little humor on the subtle differences between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

 

September 1 Meeting Update

It was great to see several new faces at our meeting on Wednesday. We heard from Ohio State School Board candidate Debe Terhar.  She told us her vision for Ohio schools. She makes some very good points about how we can improve our school system in Ohio.  You can get more information about her at www.debeterhar.com.   Please note that we do not endorse any candidates for public office but we will allow candidates to use our meeting as a platform to get their message out so that we can be informed of our options.

I would like to get aggressive with the PEP initiative if we can get more of the regular attendees together at our meeting to plan on canvasing an area.

I have distributed about 40 packets to area households with potentially conservative voters and the information has been well received.

Please take the time to visit the www.cincinnati912project.com site and click on the PEP link on the left side of the page.  There you will find support data to print and distribute in the packets.  GOTV (get out the vote) is critical to our success in the November 2 election.

If you have any questions about the PEP, please contact me at jwlotz@fuse.net.

August 17 Meeting Update

We had a presentation of the Precinct Education Project (PEP) by Jerry Philpot of the Cincinnati 912 Project.  This presentation taught us how we can best use the information from the Hamilton County Board of Elections to our advantage. By creating a walking list of the independent, swing and conservative voters, we can be most effective in getting our message out to the people without wasting valuable time going to each and every house. 

Educating the voter is our goal. An additional benefit of this personal contact will be that it is visible to all that we are not haters or racists, just no longer silent and that they will join our efforts.

More information can be found on the Cincinnati 912 Project website at www.cincinnati912project.com/pep

Get in contact with your local Precinct Chairperson and ask them if they would like to join you in contacting voters.

We will be distributing information door-to-door about current issues on the state and national levels, a pocket Constitution and the Cincinnati 912 Project flyer.  I have this information to give to our members along with a bag to hang on doorknobs. If you would like a partner to walk with you in your precinct, or if you need more materials to pass out,  just give me call, I’ll be glad to help out.

This PEP initiative is critical to the coming election.  In order to defeat a progressive agenda we must be aggressive.  If you have any questions please call Jay Lotz at 522-3018.

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