Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; (D&C 98:10)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tyrannosaurus Debt

I love School House Rock. I recently found one that shows what is happening with our national debt. At some point, just paying interest on the debt will be taking a very big chuck of our budget.

Hugh Hewitt also has a post on the forecast of the budget for the next ten years. The graphic shows how much we will be adding to the debt.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

9 Principles, 12 Values

I found out about the 9-12 project from my wife and Glen Beck. He created "We Surround Them", a photo mosaic from pictures of people who agree with at least 7 of the 9 principles.

The Nine Principles

1. America is good.

2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.

3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.

4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.

5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.

6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.

7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.

8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.

9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.

12 Values
* Honesty
* Reverence
* Hope
* Thrift
* Humility
* Charity
* Sincerity
* Moderation
* Hard Work
* Courage
* Personal Responsibility
* Gratitude

We the People (Tea Party)

I came across this on the Sonoran Alliance site.

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Tenth amendment of the US Constitution

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Price of Freedom

I saw The Price Of Freedom last Friday. It inspires gratitude in me for those who are willing to risk their blood to refresh the tree of liberty. (See Thomas Jefferson quote)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Speech of Rush Limbaugh

Over a decade ago I cut my political teeth listening to Rush Limbaugh.  I don't particularly like his arrogant schtick.  My most listened to commentator, Hugh Hewitt clued me in to Rush's recent speech at CPAC.  Here is the video.  Here is the transcript.

I am now 20 minutes into the 90 minute recording.  Rush is an effective communicator of the economic liberty principles I believe in.