Political G-Force

November 6, 2012

Get Out the Vote — The Right Vote

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , — politicalgforce @ 8:45 pm

November 6, 2012 — not just a normal Tuesday if you live in America. Today is a day ‘we the people’ of the United States of America exercise one of our three civic duties – the power of voting. The founding fathers left us with a republic that allows the people to be in control and not the government. Let us not forget that important part. 

Many of us are unsure of whether voting this election will really make a difference. Many of us also have questions about the two hand-picked candidates. Will Romney’s stance on healthcare have any affect? Will Obama’s relationship with Israel continue on the same path? Will both Obama and Romney continue the expensive wars? The problem with this is that once you scratch the surface and start to dig, you find out there’s really not much of a difference between either candidate. There’s no better proof than campaign donations.

Obama and Romney both got about $1M from the defense industry in campaign donations. There are two conclusions that can be drawn from that: 1.) the defense industry does not care which candidate becomes president because it will really not have a major effect one way or another 2.) $1M from an industry that makes hundreds of billions of dollars is not even a drop in the bucket. The defense industry is saying “we don’t even care who becomes president so we’re going to just give a little bit to keep you happy.” Typically people think democrats are for less defense and republicans are for more defense; in some cases, this may be true, but I don’t believe this is one of them. In the agribusiness, both candidates received approximately $16M. Many other industries contributed approximately the same amount of money to each campaign. 

So what gives? Will the two party system in this country ever change? The short answer: not anytime soon. The reason is the unwillingness to change and the false belief that one is ‘throwing away a vote’ if they go for a third party candidate. Well if that’s the case, then the guy writing this threw away his vote. I voted for Gary Johnson. My original pick for president was Dr. Ron Paul. Gary Johnson is the closest thing I could get to him without having to write Ron Paul in. I don’t believe someone is throwing away a vote if they vote for someone they actually agree with. I don’t believe in voting for someone just because it’s the ‘lesser of two evil’s’. I hate that line and I couldn’t disagree more. 

This idea we have to choose between two people is ludicrous. Let me give you an analogy. Let’s say you go to buy a car and you’re looking at a Toyota Camry. Then you drive you over to the Honda dealer next door and ask, “what do you have that’s comparable to a Camry?” and they reply with “an Accord.” So you check both out and see which features you like and don’t like. Then the sales guy says to you “so which will it be, the Camry or the Accord?” Confused, you say “but aren’t there other choices?” “Why would you look anywhere else when we’ve picked two of the best cars in the mid-size class for you?” replies the salesman. “But..” then he says, “we do have a Kia Forte, but no one seems to buy those as much because Toyota and Honda advertise more and are more well-known.” Even though the Kia has the 100,000 mile warranty has a good reliability rating, the salesman will continue to work you on the Camry or the Accord because they’re more expensive and ‘everyone else has them.’ As you can see, this is the equivalent of what it’s like to vote in this country. Imagine if you went to a car dealership and you really only were given two choices. Would you really be satisfied? Most likely not, but people seem to be satisfied with choosing between tweedle-dee and tweedle-dum. People do like choices though and lots of them and the more choices you have increases your chances of finding a candidate that truly aligns with your views. We get more choices of cell phone companies than we do presidents of this country. I don’t see the issue with allowing other candidates to participate in the debates and be on the ballots. I don’t think anyone would have an issue with this — except for the political system itself. 

Every time a republican gets voted out in place of a democrat, the pendulum swings from one side to the other, but not much. People get sick of democrats, then they vote for republicans, then they get sick of republicans and vote for democrats. It’s an endless cycle of swapping the two. The republicans and democrats are high fiving each other behind closed doors while we’re all trying to figure out why nothing is happening in congress and in the white house. You almost want to go knock and say “hello is anyone home, we have a $16T debt that needs to be taken care of!” It’s a great game that they [politicians] play and many of us either don’t have the time to pay attention, don’t care, or are easily deceived by the government’s clever game of cover-ups and deception. 

The important thing people need to take note of is to do your homework. Just because you’re not in school or college doesn’t mean you don’t have homework to do anymore. Your homework now is to pay attention everyday, get your news from multiple sources– independent and mainstream, read and read often about everything — economics, history, politics, business, finance, government, etc.., talk to people about politics listen and get their opinions and give them questions that forces them to really think and understand their own opinions, and have an open mind.

One of the most important being talking to people, because people are the ones with the voting power when November comes around. I really like to get people thinking deeper because often all you can get out of people is superficial talking points that mean nothing. Without even being mean or unfair, you can get them to see actually how little they know about politics, economics, and government. Here’s an example, this happened to me almost a year ago when I went home for Thanksgiving to see friends from high school. We got into a discussion about politics since the economy the economy is doing so terrible. My one friend said, “I kind of wish Obama could just be a dictator so something could be done or I wish we could go back to having a king.” You might be thinking uh oh, I probably lost it…oh yeah, you would be right then. I looked at him determinedly and said, “You have to be kidding me right? You do realize why we fought the U.S. revolution.” He then pretended like he was kidding and said, “Yea I know, but I just feel like nothing ever gets done.” And then he went on to tell me that if we taxed the rich more, that would solve our problems. Another major topic that pisses me off. So armed with hundreds of statistics I’ve read over the years I said, “do you realize that the top 1% pays 50% of income taxes and the top 10% pays 75% of our income taxes while 40M+ Americans pay no taxes.” He looked at me shocked and said nothing. I said, “how much more do you want them to pay, do you want the top 1% to pay 60%, 70%, 80%..?” He couldn’t give me an answer. That is the problem right there people — our country is uninformed. When someone tries to convince you about something ridiculous like ‘we need a dictator’, it is your job to re-educate them (because you’ve done your homework) on where they are wrong — do it with professionalism and respect though. Getting into shouting matches does not solve politics. I was the only libertarian in that room with 5 liberals, but I was able to hold my own and take them down on every point. People can only give you talking points they hear on CNN and other lame news channels and they think that will keep them informed. So take my advice, do your homework and talk to people. 

I’m amazed at how much my views have changed about politics in the last few years. It’s been 4 years since I graduated college and I have since read a countless number of books, articles, and watched documentaries hundreds or thousands of hours of news. In college, I could have not cared less about politics…mostly because my head was buried in engineering books and didn’t have time to do anything else. The thing that got me interested in politics was an economics class I took my senior year of college. Many people might not know that economics actually requires a lot of math, it’s not just supply and demand. Being that I had a good math background from engineering, I became interested in it because of the math and then I was drawn into the workings of business and the economy. I’m always interested in how things work, that’s part of being an engineer. I look at the U.S. economy in the same way, there is a process for everything. When that process gets interrupted, problems occur. It’s like a car’s engine, clog one injector in an engine and all Hell breaks loose. I was amazed to learn how price ceiling’s and price floor’s disrupted normal business operations and deviated from the equilibrium set by the markets as well as how the government buys milk that is in excess supply because of the price floor that is set. After I was introduced to this world of economics, there was no looking back. 

So my advice to you on this election day, is to vote, absolutely get out the vote, but don’t be afraid to vote for someone who may not be seen as popular (aka the Kia Forte). If we truly want to make a difference in the election system in this country, then a third party has to be introduced. There’s nothing worse than someone voting uninformed, this is like driving blindfolded. And in typical fashion, I’ll leave you with a thought provoking quote.

“I am interested in politics so that one day I will not have to be interested in politics.” – Ayn Rand

 

April 4, 2012

Distractions from the Real Issues

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — politicalgforce @ 1:10 pm

Do you ever find yourself reading the news headlines and then asking yourself — why is this in the news? That seems to happen quite often anymore. I think there are only a couple of good reasons as to why this happens, but it also proves to be a dangerous situation in detracting people from more important issues.

Being that this is a year with a presidential race, the notion of issues comes up a lot — the economy, jobs, taxes, infrastructure, spending, and on and on. There are less than 8 months until the presidential election but yet so few are talking about important issues. Everday the mainstream media seems to distract us by offering up headlines about things such as the Trayvon Martin case, the Kony 2012 video, and many other things that at the time may seem important but are really only an infinitesimal speck on the spectrum of importance. Let’s begin with a state of where we are at today.

We currently have a $15.59T debt, a 23% SGS unemployment rate (~8% as reported by the government), a 48.8% unemployment rate among teens, more than 6% inflation rate, 0.7 new and existing home sales ratio (compared to >2.2 in 2006), current spending rate of about $7 billion a month in Afghanistan alone, 46.2 million people at or below the poverty line, about 43 million people on food stamps, a current enacted budget of $3.79T with an approximate revenue of $2.469T, an infrastructure rated at a D-, and a current national gas price average of $3.899/gal. Are you starting to see what some of the more important issues are in this country financially and economically alone. There are tens of issues I could get into about the medical system, education, and many others. Taking a look at just those I mentioned, how can the media detract from these issues to tell us about mindless things that happen all the time and really have no effect on the rest of us.

You might think that the national debt, unemployment rate, housing problem, and others have no effect on you and you may be right — but if the current administration continues down this path — there’s no hope left. Our country is literally on its last leg. America is showing all the symptoms of complete failure, but yet we are trying to just treat the symptoms instead of the underlying cause of the problem (kind of similar to the way the modern medical system treats patients). Something such as the national debt can lead to a national security problem. What if China doesn’t want to buy more of our debt (which is currently $1.132T) and increased tensions arise between the U.S. and China or other countries that own our debt? Do you think we’ll ever be able to repay these countries back? We owe China and Japan together alone about as much money as the U.S. receives in income tax revenue in one year. It’s mathematically impossible for us to ever repay this. China and Japan must know this. No one in Washington or the mainstream media will address this though.

Are you aware that we have among the highest corporate tax in the world at about 38% + anywhere from 0 – 12% state tax? Who wants to open a business in this country? Do you want to hand away half of your money to the government with your business? I didn’t think so. For some reason, the federal government thinks this is exactly what companies want to do. Companies will continue to leave in droves because of outrageous corporate tax. If you really want to fix the economy — lower the corporate tax and give citizens a flat tax rate of about 17% or lower. You’ll grow the tax base because more people will be put back to work and more tax revenue will be accrued. The people in Washington know this though and the work to do the exact opposite.

The people in Washington, you have to realize, are not your friends by any means. They are only supporting the lobbyists and people who support their campaign funds. This is one of the biggest reasons people are calling for campaign funding reform, it would limit how much any one person or company can back a congressman, senator, or other elected federal government official.

It’s also about time we look at term limits. People should not sit in Washington for 30 plus years reaping the benefits and getting rich off of ‘serving the people’ — if you can call it that. They get the best health care and retirement plans but then give us socialized healthcare and the scam called social security. If social security were privatized, people would get a rate of return on it and have a much higher income when they retire. These congressman and senators who are in there for such a long time gain power and have the ability to twist younger congressman and senators arms into voting for what they want them to vote for. Congress is a big mess of just voting for whoever supports them the most in terms of campaign funds.

Here’s the problem with congress, every time they try to actually do something — lobbyists opposing it will complain. If you try to do something about illegal immigration, you get lobbyists such as the ACLU and other groups opposing it. If you try to do something about the food industry in requiring foods to be labeled if they’re GMO, groups such as Monsanto will lobby and oppose it. If you try to legalize drugs — prison companies would oppose it because they make an unbelievable amount of money from people being imprisoned for drugs. If the government tries to get some natural health cure approved, Big Pharma will opposite it and lobby against it. If someone tries to come out with an alternative energy form or a vehicle that gets gas mileage, it’ll never be approved because the oil industries would lose money.

So you have to look at who’s working behind closed doors and only looking out for their own best interests. It happens in every industry. The mainstream media will never look into this though. The MSM is just an extension of the federal government and never asks hard hitting questions or does any real investigations anymore. 30 or 40 years ago, it was a completely different story. I have to believe that we wouldn’t ever be in the situation we are now if the MSM did their job. If they actually reported on what our government was really doing if there was more transparency. It’s only through secrecy that the American people will blindly go along with what they want — whatever that may be.

So at the end of the day, we have to ask ourselves — is what I’m seeing on the news right now important? Are there other things we should be more worried about if we really want to make a difference? If you agree that we need to focus on the real issues, then make it known. Tell your friends and family about the real issues, get their opinions. Then call or write to your representatives and senators and tell them that need to focus on getting a balanced budget and other important issues besides passing unconstitutional laws like the NDAA bill. But like I’ve already said, you and I both know it will never happen. There are too many corporate interests in everything the government tries to do. The only thing you and I can do is seek the truth and demand the truth — don’t just take the MSM’s word for it.

January 25, 2012

Presidential Debates and the State of the Union

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — politicalgforce @ 10:48 pm

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If you have been watching the debates this year, you might have wondered – why are they asking these questions? It seems the media is more concerned with candidates relationships then their stance on economics. What is the reason for this? Why does the media feel the need to dig into people’s past rather than look at their plans for the future?

The mainstream media, I believe, is at an all new low. I believe the trust in mainstream media has drastically decreased. People are turning to alternative media more and more because the spoon feeding they’re getting from the mainstream media does not suffice anymore. According to a Gallup poll last year, only about 45% of people have a “fair amount” or “great deal” of trust in the mainstream media. I’m surprised it’s even that high. The mainstream media has been caught in too many lies in the last few years, stretching the truth, or just ignoring issues that are too important to be skipped over.

When it comes to the debates, the mainstream media continues to ask these soft, nonsense questions. We need to stick to the real issues and focus on: deficit reduction, unemployment, infrastructure, education, foreign policy, drug war, federal reserve, and taxes among many others. We don’t need to ask about some candidates newsletters from 20 years ago, another candidate’s extra-marital affairs, or another’s alleged unfair business practices. It still amazes how the mainstream media misses the point and turns the debate into almost an American Idol of debates. The 2012 election has become a reality show like all others. With candidates slowly dropping out because of personal issues. Let’s drop the personal issue stuff and focus on the real issues.

We continue to focus on that candle burning in our house when the entire house is on fire. Put the large fire out and then worry about the candle. We continue to do things backwards. In case you didn’t see Obama’s state of the union address last night, here’s a little recap. He gave a wishlist of investing more into education, increasing taxes on individuals that earn more than $1M, taxing companies that move jobs overseas, giving tax cuts to companies who bring jobs back to here, and he talked about Osama Bin laden, that this is the first time troops are leaving Iraq, how the bailouts saved the auto industry, how many jobs were added, and on and on.

I agree with some of these things, however, the troops were scheduled to leave Iraq in December 2011 when Bush was in office. Increasing taxes on people that earn more than $1M only keeps people from getting rich, it doesn’t affect the people who are already rich like Obama. They can say they want to pay more taxes all they want because it only affects new income. We don’t know if the bailouts saved the auto industry simply because Ford wasn’t bailed out and they’re doing the best out of all three. Ford’s stock was near 0 three years ago, but it’s now around $13/share. Ford has significantly improved their business and last year was the first year they had a profit in years. GM and Chrysler are doing better, who did take the bailout, but is it because they took the bailout? I don’t think we’ll ever know. As far as jobs numbers, we can’t ever take the government’s word for it. Our government purposely lays people off and hires them the next day just to keep the jobs numbers up. They did it with all of the census workers in 2010 and I know this because I had a relative who worked for them and got laid off and rehired several times. I refuse to accept any employment numbers given to me by the government. Another example of this is with the unemployment number. The government does not include long-term discouraged unemployed people (>99 weeks without work) in their unemployment numbers. For some reason, they feel those people just didn’t look hard enough for a job so therefore they’re not counted.

My hope now is that for the next debate which is tomorrow night, that we can have a debate about real issues. Let’s stop trying to corner candidates on things they said years ago. Let’s outline a plan, how exactly do you plan on paying for x program and cut y agency. Candidates often throw out these ideas but they don’t give the ‘how’. I want to know the ‘how’. So let’s hope for the next debate, the media can focus on real issues and stop worrying about petty issues. I think Americans are tired of the nonsense. Let’s be professional, ask the tough questions, and strive to actually acquire the best candidate for the next president. I leave you with one last quote for those that are too good to participate in politics. Let this marinate in your head.

“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” ~Plato

January 17, 2012

2012 GOP Race, the Fight to Save America, and Who I’m Voting For

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — politicalgforce @ 9:22 pm

With the 2012 GOP race under way, Americans are subjected to the normal back and forth bantering among candidates and have a diminishing deadline to choose a handcrafted candidate. I will first come out and say that I am supporting Ron Paul 100%. You either probably screamed in joy or in pure, utter disgrace. Ron Paul is a love him/hate him kind of person to most people.

Let me explain why I support Ron Paul. Ron Paul is by far the most consistent candidate. He has not flip-flopped; he has continued to have the same stance on all issues for the last 20 years. He is a man of honor and morals. He is a proponent of the constitution. He is a proponent of America. He’s the greatest patriot running for president. He knows the constitution and he knows it well – I bet better than any other candidate running including our current president. He will fight for the people. Ron Paul was also right about the housing crisis. He correctly predicted it 5 years earlier in 2003. Ron Paul knows what he’s talking about.

Just a few years ago at the last election, I was like most people, I supported the mainstream guy or girl with an R next to their name — but something happened. I was introduced to this guy named Ron Paul. Until just a couple years ago, I had a barely even heard of Ron Paul — I didn’t know what his positions were on anything, where he was from, and what his plans were for this country. After losing my job because of the guy I supported in 2008, Senator John McCain, I wondered if there was anyone out there that is better.

After reading many books, articles, watching tv and online interviews, and listening to Ron Paul on the radio — I have become a huge supporter of him. I was slowly agreeing with him more and more and before I knew it, I realized I was a libertarian like Ron Paul. It’s a tough transition to realize that our government is corrupt, that the left and right are the same, and that the only way to change it is to get someone like Ron Paul into office.

All of the other candidates want to continue the wars, infringe upon American citizens’ rights, and grow the size of government. These things will not help our country to be more free, prosperous, and lower the unemployment rate. These are the important things in this country but unfortunately the mainstream media likes to overlook the important aspects and instead start fake arguments over petty issues. The mainstream media worries about putting a candle out when their entire house is on fire. We worry about taking a few billion out of the budget when we’re $15 trillion in debt (maybe more depending on when you read this).

The list of reasons why we need someone like Ron Paul is endless. One could go on and on about all the problems we are having in this country – drug wars, middle east wars overseas, big government, infringement of rights, increasing taxation, and just endless nonsense. We are slowly losing this country.

We need to support someone like Ron Paul if we want to get out of this recession anytime in the next few years. In 1920, there was a very bad recession. By 1921, the market and economy had rebounded. The reason why — the government stayed out of it. When a government starts tinkering with the economy, they place restrictions on various aspects that keep the economy from running like the well-oiled machine it could be. It’s kind of like plugging up one of the injectors on your car and being asked to drive faster and then being yelled at because your car is performing poorly. The government screws up something that works and then blames it on the people or industry they screwed up.

It’s very simple to decide which candidate you should support. All you have to do is ask yourself “who would the founders support?” The founders would simply reply “the one who supports freedom and the constitution.” See the founders knew that government could get out of control because they came from an out of control British monarchy. They did their best to protect us from a tyrannical government with the constitution but if the constitution is shredded then there’s nothing they can do to protect us any longer. So when they day comes to vote, who are you going to vote for — freedom and liberty or a more socialized America. As Thomas Jefferson once said, “the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

April 29, 2011

Time to Ditch the TSA?

Filed under: TSA — Tags: , , , , , — politicalgforce @ 4:51 am

It seems the good old TSA just can’t seem to stay out of the news. For those of you that don’t know, Susie Castillo – a former Miss USA pageant winner – was another victim of the TSA. In the past couple of years, the TSA has introduced these enhanced pat-downs. They are done at random, for example: a 6 year old female child who was recently groped, elderly women, handicapped people in wheel chairs, and countless other potential terrorists (yes, that was a joke).

I don’t know about you, but when I’m flying on an airplane, the last groups of people that would ever cross my mind as a potential terrorist are: the elderly, young children, and handicapped people. I’m sorry if this surprises you, but a 6 year old child does not scare me and shouldn’t scare anyone. Just a side note, I thought we weren’t patting down anyone under 12? Oops, I guess the government forgot its own rules. I’m not sure how much more ridiculous this can get.

Castillo released a tearful video shortly after this incident occurred in the airport and has been uploaded to Youtube . Castillo is very obviously shaken up as a result of what happened and who wouldn’t be. Now maybe each time something like this happens, it gets blown out of proportion by the media. And if that’s the case, I’m glad! Every time one of these TSA agents screws up and oversteps their boundaries, it ought to be all over the news. If the TSA agents are not kept in line, they will continue to push boundaries. This is what happens with a big government and this is how progressivism works.

Imagine if 40 years ago, progressives pushed to get us where we are today in terms of government surveillance (I realize the technology didn’t quite exist then), invasion of privacy, economic turmoil, and government run healthcare for example in just a short amount of time – say a couple years. It wouldn’t have ever happened. People would be too awake. Progressives work by slowly pushing the boundaries, introduce a bill here, almost get it passed, reintroduce it again, slightly tweak it, finally get it passed with ‘bipartisan’ (there is no such thing as bipartisan, it’s all one party in case you haven’t learned that on ‘Dancing with the Stars’) support. The TSA is no different then the rest of the government.

The TSA will continue to introduce new invasive procedures. Does anyone else find it interesting that after the underwear bomber, we had these new back-scatter terahertz (THz) radiation scanners within a few months? A scanner such as this is not just magically invented within a few months. It takes several months to years for a product like these to be developed. It has to be designed, tested, redesigned, tested more, more redesign, put into development and eventually manufacturing to be built. In my opinion, these scanners have been around and the TSA just needed an excuse to put them in. Don’t believe me, think about this: when there was the attempted bombing with liquid chemicals, they started banning anything over 3.4 oz; someone hides something in their shoe, time to take our shoes off; so then someone hides something in their underwear, guess what – the government needs to see what you’re hiding in their too. Now what happens when a ‘terrorist’ plants a plastic pipe bomb up there, chemicals, drugs, or who knows what. Are we supposed to all bend over and get a rectal exam?

We’re already at the point now that when you’re getting groped by the TSA agent, you want to turn and cough and ask them if you have a hernia. Now the main problem is not the TSA, the terrorists, and it’s not the new security procedures — it’s the idea that out there exists a perfect security system in which no one will ever be harmed on a plane. In case you have drifted off to Eutopia, let me bring you back to the real world. I hate to break it to you, but it doesn’t exist. We could stop assaults, child abuse, and maybe other issues at home by placing security cameras in every house (progressives are nodding their head right now) as Congressman and Doctor Ron Paul once said. No one would obviously want that — I sure hope not anyway! Why is it then that we are all guilty until proven innocent when we board a plane? And don’t think for a second that this is going to stop with planes. The TSA already started screening people at the Superbowl this year. Oh yeah, that’s right, you’ll be getting checked for a hernia so often by the TSA, you might begin to develop chafing from the constant rub downs. This is what the TSA and government wants to move towards and if you can’t see the writing on the wall, then I can’t help you.

Let me ask another question — when was the last time you heard about the TSA stopping a terrorist attack? I don’t know if I have ever heard of one. Believe me, you would know because the media would be hyping it as much as the birth certificate issue. I just thought I would point that out that the TSA has really honestly done nothing. There have been several tests done in which the TSA has had as much as a 70% failure rate in detecting guns and knives. I’m not sure about you, but if someone said, “hey I’ve got this great new car to sell you, it runs great and starts 30% of the time.” Would you want to buy it? Probably not, but yet we all go through the security in the airports and continue on to the plane because we’re tricked into believing we’re so safe with the x-ray machines, the pat-downs, the metal detectors, and the body scanners. I’ll say this to, the list of items getting banned is constantly increasing because of ‘potential’ danger. Let me just remind you then that there are several capable people out there who you can kill you with their bare hands in seconds and not to mention how much of a deadly weapon something so innocent as a belt could become. So should we put everyone in handcuffs and make them sit on the planes in their underwear or be chained together? We’ll just be treated how they really want to treat us, like prisoners.

Oh but c’mon you say, it’s all about our safety and keeping you safe. Ahh yes, it always comes back to that word – safe. And safety for the ‘greater good’. Whenever you hear the phrase ‘greater good’ or something similar, run, and run as fast as you can in the opposite direction. The only thing good about ‘greater good’ is well…nothing. The idea of greater good is a collectivist fallacy. What is good for you, is not good for me, or anyone else. Problems like this cannot be solved with a one-size fits all attitude. I honestly think the best way to solve this is by absolving the government of its security responsibilities.

Bringing in a private security company would run smoother, probably be more effective, and would not invade people’s privacy by violating the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Even if the airlines themselves ran their own security procedures, I guarantee the success rates would be much better than the TSA. Also, why aren’t the pilots armed and the cockpit door outfitted with Stanag 4569 Level II cockpit door or have armed Air Marshals. This goes back to the old gun debate. But I guarantee if you were a criminal, you would be doing much better in a city that has banned guns then one in which 1 in every 3 people is carrying a concealed weapon. You’ll think twice, maybe even more about trying to mug someone in a city that is pro-gun. Same with airplanes, you really think terrorists would try to overtake a cockpit if the pilots are armed or if we have Air Marshals are on every flight? Absolutely not, they would be deader than a doorknob. But our government already knows this. Instead they always choose to take the dumb route, the route that invades people’s privacies, takes away freedom and moves us towards their eutopian socialist society.

As you can see, this whole TSA groping has just gotten out of control and trust me this won’t be the last you hear of it. You will be seeing your favorite TSA agents at train stations, local malls, and maybe even movie theaters, who knows – one can only hope (so that we can be safe!…sarcasm). The TSA agents will continue to invade if U.S. citizens allow it to happen and progressives will gradually continue to push their agenda till you wake up one day and ask yourself “what the #$&@ happened to this country.” To Susie Castillo and the hundreds or thousands of other people who have been violated, I feel your pain and am saddened to live in a country that would subject its citizens to this kind of torture. But as Castillo pointed out, “He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security.”

April 28, 2011

Obama’s Birth Certificate

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — politicalgforce @ 3:02 am

Ahhh yes…the birth certificate. In case you’ve been living under a rock lately or a tsunami hit nuclear facility, you might have heard about this birth certificate issue related to our current president. Let’s take a stab at this from both sides, shall we?

First off, what do we know about this? Well, we know that back in 2008, it was believed that Hillary Clinton’s campaign started the issue of ‘where is the birth certificate?’ From there, it got picked up by Obama critics and the like. Now, according to his administration and campaign, he did release the birth certificate. While being questioned on it, Robert Gibbs explained it’s already been released and it’s a resolved issue. I think it’s safe to say we all know that was false because what was released was a piece of paper that looks like one of his daughters made up in Microsoft paint in their free time along the campaign trail. The certificate of live birth that was released while he was campaigning cannot even be used to get a driver’s license or passport. It is however interesting then, that almost 3 years later, the  birth certificate or what we think is the birth certificate has been released–it still remains to be verified by experts.

Now I believe Obama largely ignored the whole birth certificate and “birther” issue because he has more important things to worry about like healthcare. While that might be the case, how hard is it for any of you or myself to release a copy of a birth certificate. I know exactly where mine is. I could have it released in one day. It only took Donald Trump about 2 days. Why did he wait so long? We hear that question all the time. Only Obama himself could answer that. I can’t even come up with a good reason why he would wait so long when it is required by the constitution when running for President of the United States of America. One possibility is that maybe by releasing it, he would be ‘giving in’ to the birthers and would like look they’re in control. Many thought, maybe there’s something on it that he was afraid would get out in the public–but all that’s on it is things we already know. Now as busy as Obama is playing golf, taking trips to India, Brazil, and Hawaii–one would think he could find 5 minutes of his time to release a copy of his birth certificate. Maybe I’m missing something here or some government policy that doesn’t allow it (which wouldn’t surprise me), but why did he have to go to the Hawaii Records to have it released. They also had to treat this as a special circumstance because supposedly not even Obama himself could have a copy of his birth certificate released. If this is true and this is how Hawaii’s birth certificate policies are run, then I don’t know how anyone from Hawaii who doesn’t have their birth certificate is able to work or run for public office (um…since you need you’re birth certificate and all…e.g. I-9 eligibility form and verification of U.S. citizenship). Next time you try applying for a job, just try to start working without a social security card, driver’s license (which requires a birth certificate), or birth certificate. My guess is you won’t get one day of work in.

Whether or not he was born in Hawaii isn’t the main part of the issue. It’s kind of like the BP oil spill, it’s not the fact that happened, it’s how it was handled. The way this birther issue was handled by his administration reflects that of the BP oil spill. If you’re being accused of something so easy to prove wrong, then prove it. Now we may be able to finally put this issue to rest unless we find out tomorrow–oops, you know that birth certificate, well…um…yea that’s the wrong one. Whatever the case, it has just given Donald Trump a boost by American voters and will undoubtedly get an even bigger increase in the polls. I think many people are still waiting for the college records to be released by Mr. Obama. Why did you spend a couple million dollars Mr. President to seal up your college records? C’mon, a couple bad grades won’t look that bad. Is there something in those records you don’t want your fellow American citizens to see? Well, let’s see if Mr. Trump can pull through on this one.

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Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — politicalgforce @ 2:42 am

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