Portrait of Thomas Jefferson painted in 1800 by Rembrandt Peale
“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”
– Thomas Jefferson –
It would appear as if our nations Founding Fathers were either much more realistic or just so much smarter than the current bunch we have in charge. Let's begin moving towards Thomas Jefferson's vision of a small government for a country that can do big things!
Focus on Liberty for the Person and Fr [...]
The government invests about $81 billion of your money in information technology each year. However, it doesn't get a good return with as much as $20 billion a year wasted. We can have better government, for less money, if we invest smarter. It's time to bring the IT revolution to the federal government.
Seriously folks, it's time to make our government stop squandering sooooo much money, each and every day!
When individuals display this type of behavior, they are forced into bankruptc [...]
George Bernard Shaw looks into the distance
“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”
– George Bernard Shaw –
It really is amazing the amount of risk (both personal and business) the Founding Fathers of The United States of America took to create this country... and the vast majority of us today, just take all this for granted. By forming this new government the way they did, they allowed the Person to be the centerpiece while still maint [...]
Did you hear the latest out of Washington D.C. and our Government?
Timothy Geithner and Barack Obama discuss things, possibly even the upcoming debt ceiling issue!
Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner and the Obama administration is already pushing for a higher debt ceiling. Remember last year when we went through all the threats of a government shut-down, and Obama threatened (in an off-handed way) to withhold social security and veterans checks? Well, get ready for more of the [...]
Herman Cain is smiling because he is the man with a plan!
It is impossible for the media to ignore Herman Cain Any Longer!
After 3 consecutive straw poll wins (2 of them were blowouts!) and a viable plan to both raise revenue and cut our tax rates, Herman Cain is creating quite a problem for the mainstream media these days!
Have you given any consideration to Mr. Cain's tax and revenue plan? He calls it the 999 plan. "What does 999 stand for?", you may be asking yourself.
The p [...]
Gandhi and Nehru together in 1929
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes." - Mahatma Gandhi
When you combine this idea with George Washington's warning against putting party before country, well it's not too hard to see that as a nation, the United States has veered dramatically from the course our founding father's set for the it.
They created a nice plan, including rules to run the government with, and the people we have elected, or allowe [...]
Rick Perry speaking at the VFW national convention
Rick Perry is in, Tim Pawlenty is out and Michele Bachmann won the Iowa straw poll on the 13th of August, 2011 in the race for Americas Next President.
Let's start with the Iowa Straw Poll results.
The top three finishers were:
Michele Bachmann with 4,823 votes
Ron Paul with 4,671 votes
Tim Pawlenty with 2,293 vote (more…) [...]
Here is a quick question for you.
Timothy Geithner and Barack Obama discuss things just hours before the Credit Downgrade
What U.S. President was in office when the United States credit rating was downgraded for the first time in history?
The answer is our current president! That's right, during the evening of 05 August, 2011, Standard & Poor's downgraded the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+.
This is what happens when you keep spending dramatically more money than you bring i [...]
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Statue in Washington, D.C.
"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." Thomas Jefferson
With all the debate these days about the debt limit and the "up and down" or the "clean" vote last night (01 June 2011) I thought this quote was quite relevant. Congress overwhelmingly voted to NOT increase the debt ce [...]
Well, it's finally happened. The Congressionally authorized debt limit for the U.S. has been reached today! How long can we keep the flag flying proudly when the country is in this severe of a predicament? What will Americas Next President do about the National Debt? (more…) [...]
What do you want from Americas Next President as far as freedom and liberty?
George Washington addressed personal liberty and national freedom in his farewell address by saying...
Picture of Washington's original farewell address in his handwriting
"The unity of government which constitutes you one people, is also now dear to you. It is justly so. For it is the main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad, of your [...]