Sunday, June 24, 2012

Quit Your Whining! When You Vote For Socialists, You Get Socialism.

In the debate about the constitutionality of Obamacare, lefties are always quick to point out that we have Social Security and Medicare.  So then, they ask, why are we concerned, now, about another socialistic government overreach?

Well just because we allowed our representatives to make stupid, irresponsible, and unconstitutional laws in the past is no reason why we should ignore this monstrous power grab now.  It is never right to do wrong.
But, for the record, here are the facts about Social Security.  Had it been proposed then, the way it is now, we would have rejected it wholeheartedly.  Instead, socialist ideologues, like camels sticking their noses under the tent, sneaked in their agenda a little bit at a time until, here, we are entrenched in the miry muck with no way out.

Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (and some older ones) didn't know this. It's easy to check out, if you don't believe it.   Regardless of your love or hate for Social Security, after reading this you cannot deny that it was misrepresented in its inception, deceptive in its institution,  and is constitutionally illegal (that is, unless you live in the upside down-inside-out, happycrap land of lunatic lefties).

Be sure and show this to your kids. They need a little history lesson on the consequences of irresponsible actions at the voting booth and the natural tendency of government toward tyrannical rule.  It doesn't matter whether you are Democrat or Republican; both parties are taking us down the same road to serfdom.  Facts are Facts!!

Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Democrat and big government progressive,  introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program.
He promised:
1. That participation in the program would be completely voluntary (that means you don’t have to participate).
2. That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual incomes into the program.
3. That the money the participants elected to put into the program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year.
4. That the money the participants put into the Independent 'Trust Fund' rather than into the General Operating fund, and therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program, and,
5. That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income.
Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month -- and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the federal government to 'put away' -- you may be interested in the following:
·        It was Lyndon B. Johnson (with a Democrat controlled congress) who took Social Security from the Independent 'Trust Fund' and put it into the General fund so that Congress could spend it.
·        It was the Democrat Party that eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding.
·        It was the Democrat Party, with Al Gore, the Vice President of the U.S. casting the tie-breaking vote, that first started taxing Social Security annuities.
·        It was Jimmy Carter and the Democrat Party that began giving annuity payments to immigrants.  That’s right!  Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive Social Security payments! The Democratic Party gave these payments to them, even though they never paid a dime into it!
Now, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats have the audacity to turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!  And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it!
And, to make matters worse, congress exempts itself from Social Security and grants themselves 100% retirement benefits after serving only one term. 
To further add insult to injury, while congress has let Morgan Stanley, Lehman, and other companies go under, they poured billions of bailout dollars into AIG.  Why?  One guess - who administers that fantastic retirement program congress voted for themselves when they opted out of Social Security?  Could it be - AIG!
Freedom means self-direction, self-determination, and self-reliance without the control and interference of government.  It also means you might not get everything you think you want but if you love your freedom, you will vote for representatives who also love your freedom and want to protect it. 
On the other hand, if you feel like you are entitled and need a nanny to give you everything you want, you will vote for liberals and socialists. 
Hope that works out for ya! 
Have a nice day!.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My Letter To Congress About Eric Holder

June 20, 2012

Dear Representative Bono Mack,
Dear Senator Boxer,
Dear Senator Feinstein,

US Attorney General Eric Holder has continuously stonewalled the Congressional investigation into the "Fast and Furious" scandal by withholding evidence and documents requested by Congressional committees. As your constituent, I demand that you hold the AG accountable and hold the AG in contempt of Congress. We as Americans and voters deserve the truth.

An  independent special prosecutor must be appointed to investigate and prosecute this crime.  As the nations top law-enforcement officer if he is convicted of perjury he should face the absolute maximum penalty.

Not only does ERIC HOLDER have contempt for congress - he has contempt for the United States (whose laws he is charged to enforce), the Constitution (which he swore to uphold and protect), the sovereignty of the several states, the Bill of Rights, our constitutional freedoms, our laws and the citizens of the United States of America.  He is a contemptible, in-your-face scumbag. He should be impeached along with his Marxist, America-hating boss whom he rode in with.  

(I say that in love with respect.)


Ralph M. Petersen

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Fathers Day Tribute To The Memory Of My Dad

My dad was a little crusty on the outside; a construction worker with leathery skin, rough hands and a direct, no-nonsense style of conversation. He was not overtly affectionate and I don’t remember him ever telling me he loved me. But I never doubted his love; he demonstrated it in very practical ways.

I don’t remember ever having what some people today would describe as “quality time” with my father (or my mother, for that matter). In fact, I don’t remember ever hearing the phrase, “quality time,” used in any context when I was growing up. With seven children, there was always work to do and most of the times I had with my father were spent in hard work.

Dad always meant what he said. You could count on it. Disobedience often brought fearful consequences by his own large, rugged hand. He understood the Proverbs…”evil is bound in the heart of a child but the rod of correction drives it far from him” and “he that spares the rod hates his son.” He never sided with me against my teachers or others in authority. He taught me that, although they are not always right, it is always right to submit to their proper authority.

But he was also fair and kind. We never had much but we always shared what we had with others. And he was always forgiving. I remember how often I disappointed, failed, and hurt him but still, he loved me because I was his son.

My dad taught me to judge people on the merits of their character, not on their appearance. He understood that true friendship required work and that people must be accepted with and in spite of their shortcomings. He had friends of varied colors, backgrounds, and stature. The only people he could not tolerate were intolerant bigots.

Our family depended on him to provide for our needs. Although he was a skilled craftsman, no job was beneath him. Several times in my life, construction work was hard to find so, over the years I watched him work as a school janitor, a drive-in theater usher and a door-to-door Fuller Brush salesman. He found dignity in honest work and he wanted his children to see him getting up early in the morning and going to work to bring home a paycheck instead of going to the mailbox and bringing in a welfare check.

He valued his good reputation. He was honest and just in his dealings. Sometimes, as a contractor, he would make costly mistakes. But he always finished the job at the agreed price regardless of the loss. He was a man of his word.

He was faithful to his wife and his children and that provided a great deal of security for us. Home was a good, safe place to be. We didn’t always have everything we wanted but he always tried to give us everything we needed.

Not only was he our provider, he was also a strong, fearless protector. I remember one evening when, at the age of nine, he had sent me over to a neighborhood store to buy something (in those days it was safe for children to be out after dark). On my way home I passed a parked care with four men who yelled something at me. I was scared and felt threatened and told my dad when I got home. He immediately got up and went out to confront the men and advised them to keep their mouths shut and leave his kids alone.  In retrospect, I imagine he was really fearful of confronting four thugs at night but he never let on.

It has been said "a child is not likely to find a father in God unless he finds something of God in his father."

A pastor once asked some children in a Sunday school class to draw pictures of God. He intended to use them to illustrate his sermon. At the end of class the children were excited to show off their pictures of men with long robes, white hair and big hands amid rainbows and clouds. Finally, one little girl showed her picture of a simple man dressed in a suit and tie. "I don't know what God looks like," she said, "so I just drew my daddy instead."

Much of my early understanding about the character and attributes of God, I learned experientially from my dad.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Hate Speech

"Hate speech is any obvious truth spoken in the presence of an intellectually and emotionally inferior adversary."
Mike S. Adams