Saturday, December 31, 2011

Iowa, It’s Just Plain un-American

Everyone is speculating on Iowa and the results of the upcoming republican caucuses. And while it is true the winner of Iowa is far from guaranteed to win the nomination, a victory translates into campaign dollars and an untold value in free advertising. And a poor result by any candidate will most likely be an end to their campaign.

When founding this nation our founding fathers created a balance between the House of Representatives and the Senate to ensure that the interests of more populous states do not outweigh the interest of more rural states. That is why one house represents each state per weight of their population and one house gives equal weight to each state no matter how small.

And in our primary system it is right to start out with a number of smaller states first, so a single candidate does not bury their opposition with the results from a single large state such as New York. But should the first state always be Iowa? Yes, they don’t determine the candidate but may I suggest perceptions weigh more here than reality. Who in politics can afford to ignore or oppose the interests of Iowa?

I do not believe it is by coincidence that many Insurance companies have headquarters in Iowa. What better way to protect their interests? And this is a problem? A sign of how deep special interests and big government have dominated our lives as, even in Paul Ryan’s plans for reforming medicare and medicaid, health care is all about insurance policies. What happened to the days when insurance was for catastrophic events and people paid out of pocket for their routine medical expenses? How much does the processing of claims add to our medical costs? Is their any candidate that doesn’t suggest all healthcare to be insurance based?

And then there is corn. Ethanol decrease fuel economy so there is no savings in fuel burned, and it produces greenhouse gases in its production and distribution. Its existence is a complete contradiction to its supposed purpose, yet subsidies continue and its use is still mandated. Of course Iowa is the leading corn state but not the only one.

And then there is corn syrup. We drank a lot of soda when we were kids and it all contained cane sugar. Yes, maybe we were more active but I don’t think that explains the obesity issue young people face today. Corn syrup is not a natural product produced through basic processes such as drying, grinding and pressing. It takes days to cook with the help of sulfuric acid to produce. If our diets suffer from anything it is the complicated processing processes that alter our food.

And there is plenty of sugar, they are using it for fuel in Brazil where they have recently discovered massive oil reserves, and that is just offshore. Honestly, oil seems to be just about everywhere in great abundance. But we are not considering importing sugar from Brazil but ethanol. And ethanol is just as bad a fuel in Brazil as it is here.

And all this, ethanol and replacing all sweeteners with corn syrup (read the labels!), drives up the price of corn and alters what crops are produced, not only here but around the world. This makes all our food prices rise with disastrous effects in poorer nations. Food riots are becoming common place and fathom still strikes poorer populations. And of course rising food and energy prices are not part of the inflation equation.

When we look at the checks and balances our founding fathers placed in our system of government is it wrong to say the primary system our parties have created are un-American? When other states tried to schedule their primaries before Iowa, Iowa continued to push theirs up earlier and earlier, determined to keep the first spot. how can you scream special interest, un-American any louder?

Yes smaller and midsized states should dominate early primaries but not the same ones each election cycle.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Second Edition

The second edition of my e-book, my second book, is available for Kindle.

Chuck Hammer and the Invisible Squadron
A Vendetta’s Wage

Had a bit of help from a former editor but this book has not been professionally edited. Most of the first chapter, about 10% of the book, is available through Amazon’s ‘look inside’ feature. I would be very appreciative for any purchases, $0.99. Also if you read the entire book any review would be greatly helpful.

Thank you.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ron Paul

How old is Ron Paul now? It seems he has been running around making trouble for republicans forever. And we need to make trouble for some republicans, those big government types to whom politics is a profession and government the solution.

But he’s not a republican. He’s not a conservative. He’s a libertarian.

If Ron Paul and his libertarian types were to establish their own nation and all leave,the entire 5% of them, another 5% of this nation would magically become just like them. This libertarian strain, this isolationist vein is ingrained in the spirit of this nation.

I am sure Ron Paul types played important parts in the birth and founding of our nation. And we have always had isolationists who believed we should retreat from the rest of the world. Some might call it xenophobia. Charles Lindbergh was an America First isolationist, standing firm against the United States entering the Second World War.

And the Ron Paul types have strong analytical skills. They see associations that maybe we all should be making. They easily understand the relationship of the words of our Constitution and what they were meant to convey, and even more importantly why they were written as they were written. They understand the Constitution’s value.

Some of Ron Paul’s ideas have been considered wacky. His monetary policy was considered lunacy but now many claim he was right all along. They believe his policies on the Federal reserve to be spot on and would eventually turn this country around.

Yet many other associations Ron Paul and those like him make are just plain goofy, period. His isolationist foreign policy is backward and would be detrimental not only to the United States but the entire world. We cannot allow Iran to build a nuclear arsenal. They will use it against Israel and the United states either directly or indirectly. We cannot close our bases around the world and stay secure. And where we should not guarantee foreign aid year after year to nations who then have no ongoing incentive to be our friends, I don’t believe Ron Paul would help any nation. I could go on about the fallacies and dangers of his foreign policies but they are self evident.

And this is the problem with Ron Paul and all isolationists. They are cold calculating and their empathy for others extends only to those in their immediate circle. Look how easily Ron Paul can go on the Tonight Show and nonchalantly accuse other candidates, supposedly in his same party, of being haters.

Ron Paul doesn’t care about the republican party and he doesn’t truly even care about this nation. He is on the verge of doing well in Iowa and possibly other early primaries. The problem is he will not win the nomination and then will take his popularity as a justification to run on a third party ticket, …because he does not truly care about this nation. His third party run would only hurt the republican ticket. I can only hope that a third, or possibly fourth, party run by Donald Trump would draw from the democratic base.

But there is a productive option. Make it a three person ticket. That is, if we can truly get a conservative on the ticket, our candidate needs to not only to choose a vice presidential candidate but to declare that he or she will nominate Ron Paul to run the Federal Reserve. This could keep him from running as a third party candidate.

But more importantly declaring Ron Paul as a potential head of the Federal Reserve turns the focus back to congressional races. The Senate would have to approve his appointment. The makeup of the Senate would become an issue. Congressional races would become an issue.

The numerous presidential debates have taken the focus off congressional races. The tea party has had its greatest victories in the congress. Victories I am sure the big government types do not want to see continue. Ron Johnson from my state of Wisconsin has challenged the power structure of the Senate as a freshman member. Other freshman tea party members are making a stir themselves.

Over the last …six months? I have heard only a few comments on the many quality truly conservative tea party types running for congressional seats. Yes, only a few comments and maybe they were all six months ago.

The presidential debates continue to be used as a tool of the big government types to try to shape the 2012 elections. They would love Ron Paul to run as a third party candidate and that may be why he is supposedly rising in the polls. They would love Mitt Romney to be the republican candidate. And they certainly don’t want any more shake ups in congress with more tea party types winning elections.

Do they want Obama to be reelected? Does Ron Paul want Obama to be reelected? As long as he can get his 5%.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

It has been a very tranquil and quiet Christmas and the season has just begun. I hope all can find productive reflections in these next twelve days. A time of Peace and goodwill fostered through Christ and the Christian traditions and institutions built around the Holy Day. Maybe the traditions are not all perfect, especially in an overly material culture,but that is a reflection on us.

We heard a lot about Black Friday and the supposed renewed confidence in the economy the suggested sales numbers inferred. But like all numbers put out by our government these days, they appear more suggestion than reality. The real numbers always seem to be revised to the negative at a later date. It makes one wonder if even those numbers are accurate, or if this recession isn’t what I have labeled in the past the Obama depression.

But the lack of Christmas shopping traffic jams, the easy task of finding a parking spot at any mall at any time of the day or week, and the ability to walk the malls without bumping into someone every few steps contributed to the tranquility of the season. I am sure the report on the December sales numbers we receive from our government will emphasize extreme expansion of Internet sales.

And soon after this Christmas season ends we will be in the heat of the primaries to nominate a presidential candidate for the republican party. So …what of our economy? Adam Smith correctly identified the pursuit of self interest as essential in creating a free and prosperous economy for all. But in that self interest is an inherent understanding that ones prosperity helps all and others prosperity contributes to the prosperity of oneself.

One might create a metaphor with birthdays. One may look forward to ones birthday, if one has lived a good productive life in relation to others, for the gifts or gratitude one might receive from others through their recognition of their coming into the world. It can be a joyful, maybe humbling day.

But is one’s birthday nearly as enjoyable or humbling as Christmas. A time when we celebrate the birth of Christ and not only receive gifts but give gifts. That, with the spiritual truth and reality of Christ and what he has done for our lives and society, a society built around Christian culture and institutions, we find a deeper meaning and significance in everything.

What I want to say is that man is a spiritual being. That religion is not just superstition as atheistic materialist want to define it. And that the spirit somehow magnified in this most special of times touches the hearts of most everyone. In the same way, the understanding of the relationship between one’s self interest and mutual prosperity in our economic dealings is something productive is open to most.

But the left wants to portray all profit or prosperity, any expression od self interest by others, as greed. Every economic activity in their sorry view is taking, not giving. Only government can save man from his inherent selfish nature. Government must take what’s been taken to be fair.

But it is man’s spiritual pursuits that have brought liberty and freedom. Man’s spiritual pursuits that have produced a free marketplace of ideas as well as material. Freedom, liberty and prosperity are inalienable rights that come from God and cannot be planned or dictated by man. As our founding fathers realized and tried to institutionalize.

It does not require any deep saintly attributes to understand that producing the best product possible for one’s customer, based on one’s self interest to prosper, brings a deep satisfaction to one’s customer and then in turn, by investing one’s own resources in favor of those who strive to produce the best in their own field builds a greater society for the benefit of all. That keeping one’s own employees happy and prosperous does the same, creating more people who can afford and purchase one’s product.

Conservatives understand the spiritual reality and stand against the socialist agenda President Obama is promoting. But great Christian thinkers have proposed socialist ideals themselves. But these ideals are in some way only theoretical. They require that man as a whole achieve a more saintly standard, have a deeper relationship with God and correspondingly with their fellow man than currently exists.

But conservatives do believe in a safety net; that man at times needs to help their fellow man. What they don’t believe in is denying man his spiritual dignity by suggesting one is nothing outside of what the government defines them to be; that they have no rights or duties beyond those given to them by their government.

People are open to socialist ideas. And, if the candidates want to take my advice, where conservatives believe everyone should be paying taxes they are not opposed to reasonable progressive tax rates. In an ideal world we would be living something closer to a socialist system. But that world will develop along with liberty and freedom as man evolves in his relation with God. It cannot be forced, counterfeited or dictated. And …could be accomplished best under a very limited government. There is currently no greater den of inequity than government.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 12, 2011


I am far from the only one to ask the following questions. I have heard others talk about how the political establishment is working to preserve the big government status quo. But let me share my observations and insights for what they are worth.

Have there ever been so many presidential candidate debates so early in the past? Most of the debates have been only available on cable or satellite requiring most of the population to hear about them through the tinted lenses of the mainstream media. And many of the moderators have been from the same left leaning talking heads.

Considering this, and President Obama’s statement that they will use these debates against his opposition, one must marvel at the resources secured under the big government agenda players. This big government movement is the only truly bipartisan effort in our nation if one excludes conservative republicans. They have massive government resources at their disposal as well as the majority of media resources all working under the guise that government can solve all our problems.

But what all are covering their eyes, ears and mouths to is the revelation, so clearly proclaimed through the Obama presidency, that this is part and parcel of the socialist/communist agenda. A worldview that considers all other views evil and the enemy.

Anyone of clear mind watching president Obama’s interview on “60 Minutes” last night had to conclude the man delusional. But it is not his delusion, it is the socialist delusion akin to parental alienation. Parental alienation that I’ve heard described as the closest thing to true brainwashing that exists. It is all part of the process of accusing, vilifying ones competition, to such a degree of emotional fervor that reason and compassion are no longer required. Right is in the might of the stand against perceived wrongs, no matter how unfounded. It is a self consuming ideology that leads to discontent, hate and ultimately violence.

Most dangerous in all this is that the socialist, or rather communist, cause has been systematized in communist theory and action plans. The leftists of the democrat party are following a plan designed to overthrow our country. Nothing will be spared in their effort to re-elect Obama. It may come down to the point where we must choose between re-electing Obama or face nationwide riots such as those recently experienced in London. What would become of our elections if they were consumed in street violence? Who would declare victory?

I believe the re-election of Obama will be the end to this country as we know it. And after his re-election say goodbye to our Constitution completely. Hello to the Hugo Chavez of the United states. The dry run has already been completed and the world stands by and does nothing in regards to Venezuela. Obama will declare his third term in violation of the Constitution. Though we may have an election will the evil conservatives and republican party have any legal standing to put forth a candidate? All the class warfare and attacks on any opposition are for what ends? Most all communist nations have/had “democratic” in their titles and held elections. But the people had only one choice.

Obama has been played up in the same light as all the great dictators of the socialist cause. He appears to have no personal history, creating an aura of the divine, of being beyond comprehension, our savior. He can do no wrong. He proclaimed himself yesterday as being persistent, working hard for the people throughout his political career, though present seemed to be his vote of choice in Illinois and his United States senate term consisted of campaigning for his current office. A true figurehead that must always be right for the delusion to be maintained.

And all this could come to pass with the help of millions who have no real intent to see a socialist state established. But this has been the M.O. for communist take overs from the beginning. And what happens to all those who suddenly realize they made a mistake and try to step back from the cliff?

When we hear or read some lefty commentator, such as though getting a thrill up their leg, we on the right may often comment that when the communists take over they will be the first to go. But who are the first to go? Is it a small assortment of journalists who were for the cause but then changed their tune? Is it those who were always opposed to the socialist agenda? And what of those in government who after decades of having cause to impeach their political opponents suddenly try to act against the tyranny after it is to late?

Let us look at history. Communist regimes have always been associated with purges. And the death count of a typical purge does not rest in the hundreds, the thousands or even the tens of thousands. They run into the hundreds of thousands and millions, even the tens of millions.

All in opposition face imprisonment or worse. Then their families, and then anyone who knew them, and then anyone who might start protesting or asking questions such as “What happened to this person?” or “Why was this person arrested?” or “Where were those people sent?” The roundup continues until all voices are silenced through fear or other means.

You think this nonsense? What kind of crimes are the democrats getting away with now (or in the past) that the media will not even whimper at? “Fast and Furious” was a grossly incompetent plan to some, but designed to be a brilliant undermining of our Constitution; the second amendment. How about the release of our military secrets to our enemies from the time of Bill Clinton to the present, if not longer? Why wasn’t that drone recovered  by the Iranians not destroyed? How was it even collected in such pristine condition?

Here in Wisconsin we have put a leading republican in prison and they are trying to attack our republican governor for using government offices and resources for political campaigning. Yet there are many documented cases now of democrats doing on a large scale what the republicans have been accused of, namely using government e-mail and offices for campaigning, and no legal action is being pursued even as the republicans supposedly hold power.

Wake up! we are living under a tyranny and the time is now to through off its cruel yoke. Yes cruel! People’s lives are being attacked and destroyed for taking conservative political stands. Their lives are being threatened and nothing is done. We in Wisconsin are seeing this all and no one here will doubt my words.

And with these republican presidential debates it appears we are all being directed to candidates most easily defeated by Obama. There are a few names that could step in now, win the nomination and beat Obama outright. Some have even suggested that Jeb Bush could step in now and win. On the top of that list is Paul Ryan. But hey Paul, we wouldn’t want to disrupt your kids childhood. That could have negative effects on their FUTURES!.

Unfair? Well, I see clearly what the left is working for and how they look to accomplish it,as do many others. It doesn’t mean they will succeed, but why should we take the chance. Our great nation of the United States gives us a wonderful life and why would we want to risk losing it. But more importantly, what would this world be like without the United States?

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Cain Atrocity

One of the stated reasons Newt Gingrich is on the rise is that people desire to see him debate Obama. They believe he will rain down an intellectual onslaught of conservative principles and common sense upon the self proclaimed smartest President in the room. But one ever really knows what will come out of Newt’s mouth; what the flavor of the day will be.

I wanted to see Herman Cain debate Obama and was a bit mystified why few to no others had expressed the same desire. A genuine black man speaking truth to power. A man who can say, “My daddy always said…” to give us that homespun wisdom that was all to common in the black community in days long gone. As opposed to someone who never had a father figure and as far as we can tell never had any friends or girlfriends either.

When Obama was elected many, even some on the left, had to admit the days of racism were fading into the past. Obama’s inauguration was a brief moment all could feel a sense of satisfaction in.

Yet, as Herman Cain rose to prominence as a presidential candidate he was met with the most vile stereotypical portrayal of the black man that has ever existed, that black men are womanizers, and no said a word. All the allegations against him are unfounded to date, yet the liberal media had no hesitation to vilify the man Herman Cain. And how easy was it for many, based on these racist stereotypes that have existed in our society, to just accept the allegations as true.

The perversions of Ted Kennedy and company didn’t disqualify him from public office. It was similar in regards to Barney Frank’s residential peculiarities. Hardly a whimper was made out of senator John Edwards long standing affair as his wife was dying of cancer. Denying his love child was just par for the course of a politician.

Would a white republican have stepped down in the face of such unproven allegations as those that Herman Cain was accused of. Perhaps. But the complete dismissal that Herman Cain was given would not have happened. The stories would have been reported as a backdrop to the overall electability of the candidate in relation to his positions and the overall vigor of his campaign. Such allegations would have been portrayed as yet to unfold, rather than declared an end to a candidacy.

Yes, the media is hypocritical in their treatment of republicans versus democrats. But it is also clear to me that racists tendencies have not been stripped from the general society. And the party that proclaims themselves the defenders against racism, along with their media allies, have no scruples in playing off these hateful stereotypes when it serves their purpose. Why? Because racism exits much more strongly on the left than the right.

But the left is just warming up. If Newt Gingrich should win the candidacy look out Catholics. Yes, his past life and the many women it entails will be brought up in the darkest most disgusting detail and …is it any wonder that he converted to Catholicism? Remember all those Priests abuse cases? Newt fits right in doesn’t he? It is only natural that he would be attracted to such a faith.

Too much of a stretch for the left? Really!

And then there is Mitt Romney, the candidate the big government political machine, a truly bipartisan entity, is putting forward. He’s a Mormon. There is regrettably a solid minority group of Christians that will not vote for a Mormon, period. So a portion of the much needed base is gone.

But Mitt will bring the middle even among the enormity of the inevitable cult allegations. …Riiiight.

I don’t have a problem with Mormons. Most conservative do not. But Mitt is not a strong conservative and he will be savaged, along with his faith, during the presidential campaign. This leaves the door wide open for a third party candidate.

And though one of the bright spots in Mitt Romney’s career is his rescue of the Salt Lake City Olympics from widespread corruption, the Salt Lake City Olympics were in Salt Lake City; the center of the Mormon faith. What does that say about Mormons and Mormonism?

We will hear about every polygamist group in Mormonism. And if any relative, no matter how distant, of Mitt Romney ever had more than one wife we will here about it. We will hear about his ancestors/relatives lives with their multiple wives more than Romney’s own life.

Mormonism, Mormons, Mormon run businesses and practices will face unending ridicule and attack to an unbelievable degree. And their image as a cult will be pushed to such an extent that it will make John Smith and his ilk look worse than Charles Manson.

“Oh! how could that be, you little know nothing blogger?” you ask? Have you heard of “September Dawn;” a film based on a 1857 massacre of a wagon train of 120 men women and children by Mormons and their native American allies? The movie is factually inaccurate but when has that ever discouraged the media from reporting the truth?

Mitt Romney will not carry the middle under these attacks.

So is it true that anyone can beat Obama? I think if Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney win the nomination all those of conservative persuasion will look back and say, “I wish we had Herman Cain or Rick Perry or Michele Bachman or… as our candidate. Anything would have been better than this.

I have not put forward anything detrimental to Newt or Mitt. These attacks are ready and waiting for the right time to be made. The mistake many in this nation are making is to underestimate the hate that drives the left.