Archive for the ‘General’ Category
Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party http://www.dineshdsouza.com/movies/hillarys-america/ is now playing at the Granada 3 Theatre in La Grande this Saturday http://www.lagrandemovies.com/?p=movie&id=Hillarys%5FAmerica%5FThe%5FSecret%5FHistory%5Fof%5Fthe%5FDemocratic%5FParty
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7e6gLht6OQ
Lanny Hildebrandt MBA CPA
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The bearing of arms is a sign of citizenship, which is to say, of being a full participant in government who acts through it, as opposed to subjectship, the state of being a passive being who does not act through government but who is acted upon. In that sense, it is like the ability to vote or to be eligible for service in government. Frederick Douglass understood this linkage perfectly, inasmuch as these ideas were much better understood in those more literate days. “A man’s rights rest in three boxes,” he said. “The ballot box, jury box, and the cartridge box. Let no man be kept from the ballot box because of his color. Let no woman be kept from the ballot box because of her sex.” The militias contemplated by the Second Amendment were armed citizen volunteers who could act to use the force of arms to keep the peace in an emergency; they are entitled to act in the peacekeeping role generally reserved for the state because, being the citizens of a republic, they are the state, the very seat of its sovereignty.
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Harry & Bess
Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.
The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri. His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.
When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an ‘allowance’ and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.
After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.
When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, “You don’t want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it’s not for sale.”
Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, “I don’t consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise.”
As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.
Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale.
Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, “My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference!
I say dig him up and clone him!
The following statement from the UCRCC executive committee was shared with the Union County commissioners at the September 16 public hearing:
The Union County Republican Executive Committee urges caution on the issue of recreational marijuana usage. Rather than risk a negative impact on our quality of life in Union County, we believe the county should slow down and “opt-out” at this time to further evaluate the serious concerns that currently exist. We know that many professional medical organizations, including the AMA, are either opposed to recreational use or are urging extreme caution. We note the concern of local law enforcement and that the voters of Union County have voted to opt-out at this time. For all these reasons we recommend a YES vote on the issue of opt-out for recreational marijuana use.