From Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution of the United States continued:To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
We’re still in D.C. today and will be returning late tonight and arrive home early tomorrow.
When we finally recoup our energy after traveling to the energy-sapping capitol of the nation, we’ll begin our starter seeds.
So many people are filled with hope and encouragement following the GOP’s November slam dunk for the House of Representatives. So far, we’ve seen a promised $100 billion cut reduced to $32 billion, a procedural screw-up on the Patriot Act, and Boehner’s proposal for a 5 per cent cut next year which will allow the debt to grow larger. This year is only six weeks old. More to come. Go to www.LP.org and www.LPO.org and find a group near you. Minimum government, maximum freedom…the Libertarian mantra.
A friend whom I haven’t seen in several years was found dead in his home. Bruce was 10 years younger than I am, but was an effective and enthusiastic teacher when I took his classes in grad school. It’s a sad time, and I wish the best for his family and loved ones in Georgia and Ohio. RIP, Bruce, and may your golf game improve on the heavenly links.
The weather forecast is quite promising for the next several days. It appears as if we might get some serious melting of our mounds of snow.
Ohio Speaker of the House, Bill Batchelder, seems to have his caucus headed in the right direction. I do hope that Bill and the gang keep “the pedal to the metal” and dismantle the Nanny State bolt by bolt, piece by piece.
If those of you who are Tea Party, Patriot, Liberty Group or 912 Project activists are serious about getting our government back under control, then you will begin NOW to run candidates in EVERY Congressional and State Legislative primary in 2012. The current dancing by the Republican Congress has illustrated that you cannot expect a leopard or a career politician to change his/her spots. Each one of them must be challenged in order to hold them accountable.
Despite all the moaning about the Chinese being the source of so much of the country’s borrowing, they only represent somewhere between 11% and 16% of the total. The largest group that holds U.S. debt is the bondholders who live in the United States. A default or a hyper-inflationary move by the government to escape or devalue the debt would hammer those bondholders two ways. They would be hurt as debt holders and as taxpayers. No good deed goes unpunished.
Here’s a scenario that many of you may recognize. When I return from D.C., Frosty will go crazy because he will be so thrilled to see me, then he’ll pout for several hours to punish me for leaving him. We’ll be back Monday with a new week of Littlestuff-minoosha.
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