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Saturday, August 18, 2012

This week, I had difficulty deciding on a single topic for this article as several issues are concerning me. Rather than picking one, I decided to mention each of them. My first concern is that illegal aliens are rushing to take advantage of the President's Reprieve Program to get on the "Pathway to Citizenship". Congress refused to pass the DREAM Act, so the President decided to implement amnesty for aliens himself using his own reprieve program. Many of the illegal children of unlawful aliens are now lining up outside their home country's consulates. The reason?

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sustaining and creating jobs for working families is the most important issue that Carbon County and the entire nation currently faces. In today's economic recession, families are still struggling to hold on, and we must work hard to increase job opportunities in all sectors of the economy to get people back to work.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Recently, there has been an upsurge in the number of mass murders committed by lone gunmen. Americans are a peace loving people who strive to work hard, raise their families and support their communities. The recent mass shooting in a Colorado movie theater was particularly upsetting as it is difficult to avoid a shooter in a crowded theater. This was quickly followed by another killing spree in a Sikh Temple. There are plenty of nut jobs running around with guns intent on making a name for themselves by killing more people than the last executioner did.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Today we are constantly told or taught that a treaty is superior to the Constitution for the United States of America, and that a treaty can therefore amend the Constitution and/or destroy our sovereignty.

These statements are, and always have been, false!

The founding fathers, who wrote the federal Constitution and the "Bill of Rights", which became the "supreme law of the land" on June 21, 1788 and December 15, 1791, respectively, were very intelligent, learned, experienced, patriotic men.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Some states squander all they can collect from their taxpayers and more as they reward their contributors with fat contracts and government handouts. In Pennsylvania, past budget deficits have resulted in a state debt of approximately $45 billion. The unfunded pension liability for state workers is very difficult to quantify.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

When I watch the business news on television, I am constantly inundated with commercials imploring me to buy gold. They claim the economy is going to collapse and only precious metals will protect our life savings. The commercials are very effective. People truly are worried about the economy and how to preserve their savings. This week, several friends phoned or emailed me about the best way to buy and store gold. I am not a financial advisor and do not have a crystal ball. All I know is that gold went from a low of $380 per ounce in 2004 to a recent high of over $1,750 per ounce.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

President Obama made the biggest guffaw of his reign last week when he attacked entrepreneurs who built their own businesses from the ground up. He stated that they did not do it on their own, the government made it possible. The implication is that without government intervention no one can succeed in America. This President doesn't know what he is talking about! He has no idea of what it is like to start a business, hire employees, and build it into a successful enterprise.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Obama Administration continued its assault on productive Americans by again raising taxes. The Administration has divided our country into two classes: those who receive government handouts and those who fund those handouts. By failing to renew the Bush tax cuts on single people making more than $200,000 and families with more than $250,000 in income, the President is declaring class warfare on our most productive people. If higher income families reduce their spending then the economy will not expand and there will be no job growth.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

In the last few weeks there have been many incidents that should have outraged us as Americans. I was infuriated by such items as the Border Patrol being told to "run and hide" to the President lying about the Affordable Care Act. These are items that should upset our citizens. A few years ago, the Tea Party movement was founded when conservatives were concerned about tax increases. Today there is nary a whimper when the government stomps on our individual freedoms and our rights. Could it be that the government has done so many outrageous things that "We The People" are burned out?

Saturday, June 30, 2012

For some Americans, the real meaning of Independence Day has been lost amid the barbecues, hot dogs, hamburgers and funnel cakes.

They will go to fireworks celebrations in their communities. There may be bands playing patriotic music and everyone will sing the national anthem as they have done all of their lives.