Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Dream Act Controversy

Last Christmas the Obama administration passed the crippling Obamacare health system, which increased our debts and continuously threatens our future. This holiday season, President Obama and the lame duck Liberal Democrat Congress will push to pass the Dream Act, going against the Fourth Amendment and many others to allow for illegal aliens to gain citizenship. This passing will pressure welfare, creating incentive for many more illegals to invade our country and create further imbalance in our already crumbling nation.

The Dream Act basically proposes to grant young illegal aliens citizenship, so long as they attend college or go into the military... yet look into how the illegal issue is currently handled. The 'No Child Left Behind' program displays how a required school attendance is being ignored by the illegal immigrants who come here. Any military attendance is welcome to illegals, I agree with this, but there should be no effort to teach illegals English or tutor them to get into the military - they should have all of the abilities of American soldiers before entering military service.

As for the allowance of pre-teenagers to have citizenship, I disagree with this. If you are born to parents who are illegal, then you should be illegal - regardless of whether or not you are born on this soil. Although there is legislation passed in prior history to protect people against ridicule like my own and to maintain their legal status upon birth, there are currently illegals who are 'citizens' and yet are on welfare. Children and teenagers brought across the border will gain citizen status, regardless of education level, class or illegal status.

This Dream Act will be blamed upon the Republicans who will gain Congressional offices in January, upon the failure of this program or on the further degredation of society caused by this legislation. The political mudslinging that will occur may or may not be seen for what it is, most likely not by our current generation.

Hopefully, the Democratic party soon to be out of Congress shall fail, as they should due to their being voted out. There is a reason why they have been voted out - because of failed legislation like this that threatens our nation.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Bush Tax Cut Extension and Benefits

Coming up for January is the expiration of the Bush-era Tax Cuts. Many people do not understand the controversy behind this. Do you like your money being taken away from you by the government, especially one which re-invests your money in political schemes? During the presidency of George Bush Jr. there was a tax cut bill signed in 2004.

The benefits of any tax cuts are great; the basic principle of you being able to keep your money is good. We already give over 50% of our profits to our government - we deserve to regain some of that money. Another benefit is that we can personally spend that money, taking it to the free market instead of allowing the government to spread that money to its political infrastructure. Thirdly, the combination of these two ideas allows for an unstable economy (or a 'certain one' in a depression...) to begin to have more money to regrow.

Now for the political aspect... the Obama administration wishes to milk our country of all of its wealth to redistribute it to pet projects, unions and supporting officials. If Obama does not pass a measure to continue this legislation, then taxpayers will feel Obama's taxation even more so. We do not want Obama to create legislation like this tax break bill, because he will most likely not read it like the Socialized Obamacare bill and have loopholes and earmarks in whatever he creates.

These tax breaks could help our country, in relation to how horrible our economy currently is. We need the extra money, and less taxable profits that can be wasted on things like Obamacare and the Dream Act - (see next post)...... Pray for these tax cuts!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The November 2010 Election Results



The United States is upset with our government, due to its increasing involvement in our lives. This map CLEARLY shows how most of our nation is against the policies passed by the Democrat leadership.

My state of California, unfortunately, voted Democrat. We now have representing for us in the Senate Barbara Boxer, who stands with the government and does not believe in small businesses. For Governor, we have Jerry Brown - a proponent of Democratic Big Government, he stood for healthcare and pushed for an end to the Bush Tax Cuts.

California is in for a very rough time, if it does not die in the process......





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Sunday, October 10, 2010

California Senate - Argument for Fiorina

This November, the fate of California rests in the voter's hands... However, in a democratic state, many believe that we are totally screwed and that there is no hope, or that Boxer has political experience... I believe in Fiorina for our Senate, but pure optimism nevers wins. So I am putting them head-to-head here...


If you view candidates as 'worse, or less bad than' the others, than you have to compare it to the McCain vs. Obama election, or to other elections like that. In the contexts that exist, Fiorina is... a better candidate than Boxer.

~ Everyone has faults; and yet there are limits in the sectors in which they exist and work. Fiorina raised her salary; many people do, once they can get more profit from their company. But as a businesswoman, she also has money being re-invested into the company, employees and economy. She understands how money flows, and how it can be channeled to help people and businesses grow.
~Boxer, as part of a political family, should be in the 'business' of helping to heal the economy and preserve a stable, profitable business environment. But she has been California senator for twenty years; she instead supports high taxes, and believes in an agenda that is continuing to pull California's economy down the drain and into the sewer. We need someone who understands that unions have to be shut down, politics as usual needs to stop, and that money has to be returned to the people to be spent on 'buying' the economy back.

This is not about party politics... these statements prove how, economically, that Fiorina is the 'better' candidate.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Summarizing

Here is a quick summarizing of why America is revolting against the ObamaBrand of 'Change'.

In this past 2008 election of Barack Heussein Obama, our newest generation, which hasn't experienced anything that our later generation has, was brainwashed by unneeded change and promises of new programs... Our older generation, with an aging medical system, has been 'brought in' by promises of new medicinal care - instead seeing socialized, lower standards of medical care. The lowered economy brought about by Republican spending was expected to be brought back up through lowered taxes and less spending. Unfortunately, they were ALL wrong......

Sunday, September 12, 2010

September 11, 2001 - As It Happened - The South Tower Attack

9/11 - I remember in 2nd grade, we were sitting on the floor in front of our teacher... and she announced in a slightly casual way how something was happening in New York. I don't remember anything else, but this could fill in the horrible void of my memory of that terrible day......



The consequences of these radical attacks on the World Trade Center buildings will be a part of America for decades to come - new security measures, more bias against Muslims, the War on Terror... and better preparedness to prevent attacks in the future, along with more American unity.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor

On Martin Luther King Day thousands gathered in DC to rally to Glenn Beck's conservative message of returning to 'simple living in your means' and returning to a religious background. Now, conservative estimates (from the government, of course) downplay the amount of people; even these amounts are staggering, at 76,000 - 98,000 people in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Many other news station, including CBS and ABC, have estimates of 300,000 and 500,000...... I think that many Americans want change - and not the Obama kind of change......

At the first African-American high school near DC, many gathered to specifically honor Martin Luther King Jr. This group also was celebrating equality and civil rights. However, many prominent members and speakers of the congregation put down Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor program, saying that it 'warped and disconfigured King's message, and dishonored his actions'. Then explain why Martin Luther King Jr's niece was an speaker at Glenn Beck's program, and often appears on his shows?

Sarah Palin was a keynote speaker at Glenn Beck's program, having the honor of giving the Restoring Honor awards to three American war veterans. She came as a non-politician, and was very proud to give these awards to the veterans. Although some would argue that 'Palin power' was dictating her political agenda and forcing her to come to the event, I heavily disagree with them - it would be utterly disgraceful to do so. I support Sarah Palin's having done this, and believe that she shows a strong will to be a part of the American grass-roots movement.

This event is a MAJOR event; it brought hope to millions of Americans, and to the thousands that attended from across the country and the world. Politicians will see this as a threat to their power base, and will continue to demonize Glenn Beck and his many grass-roots followers. Many liberals will hopefully get the picture that something is happening, investigate, and find the truth. This is something to go down in the history books, as leading to a new chapter in this decade......

Thursday, August 12, 2010

PolitiZoid - Obamafeld

This video uses real dialogue taken from the various politicians, uses it in context...... yet it still comes out wrong! This is just like Seinfeld!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Natural Disasters and Government Aid

This past year of 2010 was known as the Year of Earthquakes, with major quakes rocking Haiti and Chile, and multiple shockers around the globe. A pipe leading from the depths of the ocean to an oil rig broke and spilled millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. With the economy plummeted into a depression, we still aided the foreign countries while ignoring our own problems. How SHOULD we have handled these events, and how should we handle future cataclysms?

In orders to respond to disasters, we need the capital and money to buy the resources needed to aid victims. If disaster strikes a major city like New York City, Los Angelos, London, Tokyo, or other metropolitan centers, then the capital needed will be lost by other cities yet re-invested rightly into recreating economic centers. To devote it to places lacking capital like Haiti, Cuba, and African countries... this would still be morally respectable, yet it is not as profitable due to how it may be spent.

The Gulf oil spill helped to display our current government's inability to act properly, and its irresponsibility. As I discussed in my prior article involving the BP Oil Spill, the government has stayed aloof while BP has taken the responsibility and burden of cleaning up. Instead of accepting aid from foreign countries willing to help, the government has taken a few pictures, threatened our oil companies' futures and is planning on taxing us heavily for this. The actions needed for this spill are obvious, and yet the government has not acted on these needs.

In the future, how should the government and people respond to natural disasters? If there were a major earthquake in California or another flood in the Central United States, how should we act? The victims involved would most likely be stranded for a bare minimum of two weeks, in danger of further damage to human lives, infrastructure and order. First, the government needs to send troops and aid to the area in need. These forces will re-instate order, give water and food to disaster victims, and begin to clear the former cityscape for reconstruction. The government needs to also heighten or lower taxes to assist the rest of the country finance the relief efforts.

Hopefully, in the face of further crisis, our government and the world community will help us by doing the right things and getting us back on our feet quickly.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Education

The first quarter of your life is spent to pure learning; elementary school, high school, college, university... all of this leads you to the future occupation(s) that you will hold. In this globalized world we live in, many other countries rival the United States' education system. I live in California; we are the 49th best education system in our country. I am in high school, and consider myself to be much more intelligent than other students. Our school just belts out the lessons, not showing us how they relate to and can be used in the real world. THIS IS NOT GOOD.

Part of why this is happening is because of the government; their spending in other sectors is disabling spending in schools and education, which is unwise considering how it is one of the ways to re-invest a nation's wealth wisely. Instead, they spend it on amnesty, health-care, war, blueberry farms...

Another reason why this is happening is due to the growing liberal nature of our country. Teachers are not teaching things properly, parents are not encouraging their kids or showing them what is right... and most importantly, students are not encouraged to learn. We need to show that we are willing to learn independently, or else these worsening practices will reach into the world of reality, money and economic stability.

Part of why colleges and universities are so large, multi-faceted and successful is due to their independent, private-funding nature. Colleges are like companies in the fact that they do not rely on 'bailouts', and they always have a market to supply to. Because of these two facts, they will always be reliable. However, they rely on smart, intelligent, eager-to-learn students with a prior education.

Education is something that influences you, usually for the better, and stays with you for all of your life. We need to re-finance the school sector and re-stimulate the education system.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

100th Day of BP Oil Crisis

Today, 100 days ago, the cap to an oil well suddenly broke in the Gulf of Mexico. This oil pipe spilled the equivalent of an Exxon Valdez oil spill every FIVE DAYS. Everyone is pointing fingers all over the place, without facts. Let's find them......

Washing up on the southern coasts of the United States, the oil caused great damage to rural and major economies. Many of these areas depend on fishing and the water, many as a way of life. Not only can oil-laden waters not be traversed, but no fishing can be done. Fisherman do not have jobs, and so money is not flowing as it normally does. Even after this oil is cleaned up, people will make a fuss over the toxins that the fish might have. Thus these economies are going to stay down for a while.

BP - British Petroleum, the company whose pipeline burst. They pump thousands of gallons out of the wells they own, make much money which they re-circulate into the economy, and hire thousands of people who will receive this money. Currently, BP is taking the responsibility for the spill and is heading clean-up efforts along the coast. I see commercials for it all of the time, I have seen clips of BP cleanups all over. This is while they are handling thousands of claims and lawsuits for the oil spill and the damage it has inflicted. They will be paying off these people, and re-shape their company after they are done with this.

The government seems to be telling everyone that 'they are doing everything they can do' and that they are taking control of this problem. The only evidence I have seen involving the oil spill is a photo-shoot with Obama on his knee next to a ball of tar on the beach. Other than this, I hear stories of how the government is forcing BP to pay all varieties of taxes, fines, dues... you name it, to get all the money they can get from BP. Plus, they are going to tax Americans for BP's cleanup efforts even though it is a private company, and we are probably going to see a bailout of this company. I do not see the government as facilitating cleanup efforts.

Of course, I believe in private enterprise, fewer taxes and less government involvement... will others agree with me?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Different Times, Different Principles

Sorry I haven't been posting much... I am going into Junior year at high school and am taking AP US History, and I am doing summer work. One assignment involves reading the book What Hath God Wrought. In this, I have found that internal improvements were a HUGE debate in the past. In early America when there were no roads, not as many methods of transportation, and a small market, there was bartering and communal economies. The debates arose when canals and rivers began to be dredges, and highways build across the mountains. These small economies both exploded and were crushed because of this, as cheaper goods from farther distances came into their communities.

For the people living in these times, internal improvements altered their lives for better and for worse. This controversy continued for many presidencies, being debated and argued in congress. In our time, this issue seems to be relatively trivial compared to the impressive results it brought afterwords. There are many issues like it today: immigration, stem cell research, international affairs, terrorism... in the future, they might be seen the same. What issues might always be debated, and what issues are better only one way?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Welfare

Some people need welfare, others do not. Our tax dollars mainly support the welfare programs, which are run by the government. There are all types of government programs for seniors, special needs people, handicapped people, illegals...... there are so many programs. I support a few of these programs, and I disagree with others.

Seniors have a reasonable welfare system, dismissing the fact that the government spent all of it. The seniors and people give tax money to a pool of money which is held until they reach a certain age, when they can draw on the money and use it for medical expenses. If the government didn't waste the seniors' money, then it would be viable. Fortunately, there are private companies willing to fund people.

Special needs people are supported by taxpayers. People born with disabilities in mental cognition, mobility or other problems can get help. School districts have departments that allow for special needs people to get a reasonable education. The provision of moral and educational support from the government is comforting. Yet again, there are private companies willing to do the same.

I do NOT support illegal alien support; or as the government wants to call them, 'immigrant workers'. They are now over 10% of the population here, at 30 million and counting. The argument that they buy products and contribute to this economic cycle does not work, because they do not work as much as the educated, native-born US citizen to create a large business. To support these people with taxpayer money is wrong, because they do not use this money to give back to our economy.

There are so many forms of welfare; many of these help people, and many simply support racially biased groups. (ACORN, Black Panthers, the Santa Ana illegal haven......) To get a return on these investments would be good. We need to get more responsible people to get welfare unfortunately, many people who get welfare do not use it for their self-benefit.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Immigration

My parents' families came to America legally; my mother's side coming in the beginning and colonizing the Western frontier, my father's side coming through Ellis Island during Russia's purge of the Jews. They are American citizens, and are recognized as such. The newest issue is with the Mexicans coming across the borders, bringing drugs, crime, and breeding-age people. They are illegal, come here due to the benefits they recieve, and do not contribute to the economy. These illegals are, in fact, being supported by the government due to their large numbers. We could just as easily have illegal Indian people; yet they are educated, and value hard work and the rewards that it reaps. They would contribute to our economy. So why be so benevolent upon the Mexican population and the lack of benefits they bring?

Currently Arizona is having a problem with illegal immigrants, drug trafficing and crime. To solve this, they have created a law that has illegals that are involved with the police 'investigated' to see if they are legal. In a recent internet poll, 95.9% of all people to be involved with it AGREE with Arizona's law. The government doesn't agree, and is SUING the state for enforcing a law already in place on a federal level. They have also begun prosecuting Arizona and slandering it's name, placing warnings about how DANGEROUS and VIOLENT it is. Maybe if the federal government stayed away from the state, it wouldn't be as dangerous......

Immigrants have contributed to our society in the past, as we have become a melting pot of different cultures. They continue to do so, and can also help as globalization spreads even more. Yet we need to maintain our security and border control to protect our economy from those not willing to help us.

Taxes

As I said before, government needs to stay limited and allow private industry to produce capital. However, taxes on these profits and on all other ranges of things exist. This money goes to the government, which is responsible for sending it to the specific sectors requiring funds. There are currently over 300 million people in the United States; if 10% of the population were to not pay their taxes, and taxes were only $1 annually, the government would recieve $270 million, 1/4 of one billion. We currently have $13 TRILLION debt - I doubt that we would be able to tax our way out of this. If we get a new, more responsible government to move funds to economically stimulating industries that can increase profits.

Taxes themselves should be limited; there needs to be a fixed, reasonable rate at which we can be taxed. The rich do not need to be taxed more, because the extra money they make always goes back into either their business or into other places like food, employees, or other supplies. The poor should not be taxed less, due to their lacking money. We need to influence them to do better, yet let them take the initiative to get to a higher position. The government needs to use common sense (a rarity in Washington these days...) and allow people to make a profit so they can tax them as they rightly should.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Government: What is its Job?

Government functions to serve as a defender of the country from foreign threats and invaders, along with economic and pandemic troubles. Government also serves to regulate the flow of taxpayer money to needed infastructure like transportation, education and energy. Finally, government needs to work out diplomatic relationships and contacts with other countries. All of these factors depend on each other to support a strong economy, and the government should seek to do the job of working all of these factors into positive outcomes.

The size of the government also influences how it works. The Declaration of Independence was written as a statement of our independence from England, and it was followed up by the Bill of Rights. Government was originally very small, which is why they had to give it more rights; yet it reflected America at the time, small and ready to grow. As America developed and technology influenced its growth, the government grew larger to accomodate these new functions as America grew to be the largest economy in the world. Currently, the government is at large and has become a titan as it continues to explode. We have many 'departments' and sectors that could be much more efficiently run by the private sector, and many of these departments are simply a drain of taxpayer money. With the coming of a new election in November 2010, we need to find people who are responsible and knowledgable enough to shrink government back to its former size.

Here's a Start......

I will introduce myself...... I am Ryan from Southern California, and I am hearing many things from all over the place. My liberal classmates at school are ignorant of everything around them, and have no opinions themselves. The few that do cannot factually support their arguments. I hear all over the news that either the recession is over and everything is 'happy and just swell :)' or that the economy is still going down and it is going to fall before it rises again. I support the latter fact.

I will now begin to lay down groundwork for everything that will come later; this week and next week I will divulge my opinions on ALL of the issues. To my first, early readers: I suggest that you stick with this blog for at least a week, and mull over the points I will bring up.