To The Daily Sun,
Let's examine the most basic truth why Scott Cracraft and other wonks from the far left (many academically induced) have an obsessive hatred of the Tea Party. The Tea Party ignited a spark in the Republican Party that has produced a massive, unprecedented, political power shift from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party just about every place during the past five years.
Scott Cracraft and the rest of the progressive liberals are living their worst nightmare. Scott lashes out with any inflamed rhetoric he believes might discredit the Tea Party because the Tea Party has demolished Democrats from Boston to Los Angeles in two of the last three national elections. A period where Democrats have lost of more than a 1,000 political offices, many through the efforts of Tea Party activists. Republicans, today control politics in more than 35 states at the legislature or governor level. Republicans took back both houses of Congress in just four years. Barack Obama may sit in the White House (for the moment), but the Democrats' control of national politics has been vaporized by the Tea Party to its lowest level in more than 70 years.
The Tea Party got the country to recognize the major threat an unchecked, unrestrained Democratic Party represented to their financial security and to their physical safety. Equally important, Americans recognized the incredible danger unbridled, credit card spending meant to the futures of their children. Their kids would be stuck paying the Obama spending spree bill with lowered living standards.
Consider this. George Bush left office in 2008, an almost disgraced president held in whale poop esteem by the American people. All while Senator Barack Obama was reaching rock star status, not only in the Democratic Party, but on the national stage. He wooed the nation with hypnotizing oratory unheard seen since the days of Lincoln. All In the backdrop of what was seen as a failed Republican presidency. This country was totally smitten and awe-struck by a black man, promising to fix everything that was wrong with this country, more importantly what was wrong in Washington.
It is more than understandable why Democrats were certain they had a mandate to cram down policies and legislation they had been having wet dreams about for the past century. It wasn't just a wide-open spending spigot with no Republican check valve that brought Democrats to a near political orgasm. It was the nirvana, once in a lifetime possibility of accomplishing their holy grail, where government pays for everyone's health care, producing the illusion it is free for every one. Once the holy grail was seen possible, Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama became brain dead and deaf to anything and anyone, including the majority of the country, who screamed they did not see things their way.
Through all the turmoil Democrats have thrown middle class America under the proverbial economic bus to focus entirely on minorities who are growing in numbers while the middle, working-class population shrinks, especially the white, working, middle class. The American white, middle class has become Democrats forgotten class and an absolute victim of Democrats vote counting needed to win elections in the future. It is impossible, I repeat impossible to be in favor of the middle class when you need them to pay for all the handouts (like Obamacare) that you're promising to the lower class and minorities to get elected. Fortunately, the Tea Party keeps pointing this out.
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014 09:43
To The Daily Sun,
When the issue of line-item authority of the Belknap County Delegation (Ch. 24:14) first became a contentious matter, the delegation sought to have the county attorney present the issue to the Superior Court for clarification. The county commissioners prevented the county attorney from so doing, but now wish to avail themselves of this self-same, and inexpensive, avenue to resolve the dispute. Tres amusant!
There will, very shortly, be a direct answer to this issue, an answer voted on most decisively by the county on Nov. 4. An attempt to circumvent the will of said voters by spurious allegations will not succeed. A word of advice to those who would disenfranchise Belknap voters: When you are in a hole, stop digging.
Commissioner-elect, Belknap 2
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014 09:33
To The Daily Sun,
I would like to thank the Soda Shoppe for the wonderful meal they served on Thanksgiving Day. It was a very good meal, and the cook and the sever did a wonderful job.
I would like to especially thank the restaurant owner for thinking of others. Thanks again.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 11:21
To The Daily Sun,
A woman once wrote, "I regret my abortion; I could feel my baby being scraped and scooped out of me."
With more modern techniques, the babies are now "sucked" out of women, but regretfully, the process still kills the baby. Please think of the choice you have. Choose life for the unborn child within you.
Life is precious.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 11:17
To The Daily Sun,
There is no bigger Big Lie than the lie by big government advocates and beneficiaries, repeated by E. Scott Cracraft in his Nov. 25 op-ed, that the TEA Party is "fascist," racist, and/or extremist.
The real TEA Party (there are progressive and party establishment imposters) is millions of everyday Americans (of all ages, races, sexes, ethnic origins, income levels, etc.) in thousands of mostly local groups striving to return to constitutionally limited government "of the people, by the people, and for the people". TEA Party members want no privilege or special treatment for themselves that is not available to all American citizens.
Cracraft tries to confuse readers with his discussion of "fascism". Some people who became fascist dictators were elected as heads of democratic governments, typically by deceiving the people about their intent to suppress their opponents, claim unconstitutional powers, and turn their governments into dictatorships, e.g., Germany and, more recently, in Egypt. President Obama has also deceived Americans about his intent, used government power to suppress his opponents, and exercised powers beyond those granted by our Constitution. The future will show how much further he intends to abuse his office.
The only meaningful spectrum of government power is from anarchy at one end to absolute government control at the other. Batched together close to the absolute government control end of the spectrum are fascism, communism, and various other dictatorship forms that use government power to suppress, and often kill, opponents of their policies. The TEA Party wants to re-establish our nation's founders' vision of a government near the middle of that spectrum with the primary purpose of protecting everyone's liberties so that each person has the maximum opportunity for achieving his or her own goals.
Most Americans know that our national government has shifted towards the absolute control end of the spectrum. Instead of primarily using power to protect the rights of all Americans, our government favors the special interests, the politicians, and government itself.
Most Democrats and Republicans see various government excesses that threaten our safety, prosperity, and freedoms. E.g., the Patriot Act, government spying on innocent Americans, deceitfulness, excessive taxation, irresponsible spending of taxpayer money, and uses of excessive force against citizens who don't threaten anyone, e.g., Ruby Ridge and in raids of homes of non-violent and sometimes totally innocent people. There are thousands of less-well-known regulations, e.g., allowing government to control the food you grow for your own use;,and proposed regulations to control the Internet and free speech. These excessive government powers far exceed what would have been acceptable to our nation's founders.
Americans appropriately disapprove of Washington politicians because they constantly lie to us and too often legislate (e.g., Obamacare) and govern (e.g., Obama's amnesty for illegal aliens) against the will and best interest of the vast majority of Americans.
Contrary to Cracraft's claim, the TEA Party is not against any group, but we oppose any government action that allows one group to unduly benefit at the expense of other, usually less powerful, Americans. And, despite false claims to the contrary, we have little concern for President Obama's history, race, or religion. We do care that he constantly lies to us, hides his intentions from voters, violates his oath to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States," and because his policies hurt people, especially Americans who aren't rich.
Except for rare times of extreme national danger, e.g., World War II, the TEA Party opposes deficit spending which passes an immoral burden onto our children and subsequent generations.
After 40 years of failing federal government intrusion into and influence over public education, it is time to allow the parents of children trapped in failing public schools to use the money taxpayers provided for their children's education to a school of their choice.
After more than 60 years of growing government regulations that waste billions of tax dollars (e.g., Solyndra), increase our cost of living, (e.g., ethanol), and favor special interests at the expense of American workers and taxpayers, it is time to eliminate all special privileges, subsidies, bailouts, non-competitive bid contracts, competition limiting regulations, and excessive regulations that make American businesses uncompetitive and drive jobs overseas.
Most Americans see that Washington operates against their interests and for special interest groups and the politicians themselves. The TEA Party demands that laws must apply equally to all Americans, including politicians and government officials (e.g., insider trading and Obamacare), that special privileges (e.g., taxes, regulations, "too big to fail," legal exemptions) and spending that is wasteful or driven by politics rather than national interest be eliminated.
Seeing continuation of their benefits threatened, the special interests and politicians of both political parties use the wealth and power gained at the expense of the American people to launch voluminous and well-funded attacks on the TEA Party.
E. Scott Cracraft's op-ed is just another part of the Big Lie put out by the special interests, politicians, and other beneficiaries of big government who prosper off the efforts of hard working Americans. These privileged few see their gravy train threatened and therefore they fight, misrepresent, and slander the everyday Americans striving to return to a constitutionally limited government, "of the people, by the people, and for the people."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 11:13