Archive for the ‘Senate’ category

New Presidential Candidate?

March 11, 2007

Today on Fox News Sunday, former Senator and actor Fred Thompson announced he is considering a run for president. Given the current field of Republican candidates, I believe Thompson would be an instant hit among conservatives. Many of Thompson’s positions are right in line with the base of the conservative movement. will we soon add Mr. Thompson to the Presidential poll? How do you feel about a possible Thompson candidate?

Obama out of touch

March 4, 2007

I may be splitting hairs here, but the way Barak Obama delivered this statement speaks to the type of president he would be if elected.

 

 

For telethons and other charity events people often say, “If everyone could give just $1, or $5 it would help…”, but Obama is acting like a parent talking to his children.  Like he knows he will spend your money, better than you will spend your money.  Like he knows where money is best spent, but you don’t.  Typical liberal!!

If I had any intention of voting for that guy, I would have walked right out when he said that.  Obviously, he doesn’t understand that yes indeed, you can be poor enough where you can’t afford to give up five dollars.  I’ve been in that situation.  And quite honestly, if I was that poor, but still willing to give up my last five dollars, I’d put it in the collection plate at church rather than give it to a political campaign.

His arrogance, and controlling nature really shined through here…and it only took seven seconds for him to do it.

Senator Ted Stevens, and the need for Term Limits

February 3, 2007

 

Here is an old post I wrote for another blog that dealt with the need for term limits.  This is just one small example why we need to have political reform on a massive scale in this country.  It is important that  we look at the destructive actions so many people in Washington have, when it comes to leading our country into the future.

Republican Senator Ted Stevens made headlines several months ago when he gave a speech in which he called the Internet a “series of tubes”. That wasn’t all he said…here is an excerpt I pulled from Wikipedia :

“Ten movies streaming across that, that Internet, and what happens to your own personal Internet? I just the other day got… an Internet was sent by my staff at 10 o’clock in the morning on Friday, I got it yesterday. Why? […] They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the Internet. And again, the Internet is not something you just dump something on. It’s not a big truck. It’s a series of tubes. And if you don’t understand those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and it’s going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.”

Senator Stevens was the chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. This committee has a big impact on all of the issues that have arisen due to increased utilization of the Internet. Allow me to just put two and two together here…the same guy that made those comments was involved with making incredibly important decisions about the INTERNET!

OK, most of us heard about this a long time ago, but it really is a great example of why we need term limits. Senator Stevens is currently the longest tenured Republican in the Senate, having served since 1968. When you have someone that has been entrenched in Washington for 38 years, how can we expect them to be able to address issues that are important to the country? How can they still be in touch with us? They can’t. Term limits would allow people from all walks of life…including people with technology expertise, to serve in congress.