Any Liberal Should Be Pissed – Case: Nuclear Option

What’s Good for the Goose is Not Good for the Gander

 

The Senate using the so-called “Nuclear Option” is a blatant one-finger salute to the American people.  By setting this precedent of making up their own rules to benefit their own party’s agenda – they have hurt everyone, including those that believe in “democracy”, even though the United States is set up as a republic – not a democracy  (democracy DOES destroy the vote and voice of the minority).

 

Republicans will retaliate – at some point – and this further hurts the American people.  The two corrupt parties who rule the “law” in Washington, D.C. have taken a dangerous step towards eroding what “rule of law” we have next.  Including the ignorance of Constitutional law, that is set up to protect the minority, to protect the individual, and to protect the property-owner – all of which suffer under the Nuclear Option, where Senators have claimed themselves able to re-write the law as they see fit.

 

Democrats claim to be “liberal” and “progressive”.  Democrats claim to “protect minorities” and protect the people who have a hard time using their voice.  On November 21, 2013, Democrats and the Democratic Party shut the minority up – by abandoning the rule of law.  Anyone who claims themselves to be liberal, should be infuriated.  Republicans would be guilty of the same fatal offense, and most likely will be at some point, to retaliate.  This infighting does nothing for YOU.  It only benefits political parties, that have a stranglehold on all three branches of government.

 

Today is a very good day to dump your party.  If you believe in either liberalism or conservatism, neither the Democratic or Republican Party are doing anything to further your philosophy.

Climate Change & Global Warming Affecting the World – Tell China!

Horror and chaos ensue from Mother Nature wreaking her havoc on another community in our world, and it is time to blame the human beings.

The UK’s Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC), a “committee, comprising 14 aid agencies, said Typhoon Haiyan was a glimpse of the future for millions who will be at risk from extreme weather.”

Okay, let’s ignore the argument completely about whether global warming or climate change is “real” ( I think that the Earth’s climate has warmed, cooled, and changed for arguably millions of years), or if humans are the culprit.  Let’s just ignore that argument completely and save some time.  Let’s look at the two countries that we should focus on if human beings are the culprit – China and India.

You see, the United States has some of the strictest environmental regulations in the World – so – in an effort to be efficient, let’s look at the two countries that contain over 2.5 BILLION people combined.  The United States’ has just 12% of the population of these two countries – and since we are doing our job of being a leader in environmental regulations, it only makes sense that others should follow before we go the next step of creating any more taxes.  The developing world has to catch up, otherwise our efforts will have no impact.

Before you break the backs of the 313 million Americans who are already over-taxed and extremely regulated, why don’t we be “equal” in our chastising of human behavior and try to dictate policy to these other countries who don’t seem to care as much about environmental regulations.  Try to dictate to them, because until they change something – our efforts here at home will have minimal effect.

The reality is, if you believe that climate change is caused by people driving their ineffecient-emission-cars – you better change the 1.351 billion peoples’ habits in China and 1.237 billion peoples’ India – that would be the real culprit.  If you believe that climate change is caused by large, commercial animal farms – you better get rid of regulations and taxes that stymie family-farms and ranches that could be an alternative to that situation.  Pick a cause, and I will tell you what we can do, other than tax, burden, or fear-monger the American people, to make a REAL DIFFERENCE.

It’s okay that we have different beliefs – let’s tear down the walls on whether or not we believe in the human being’s role in creating climate change, and focus on actual solutions to clean up the environment.

Sheriff Joe DiSalvo – Compassion in Law Enforcement

Photo Credit: RealAspen.com

Today I had the pleasure and opportunity to go to the Aspen Business Luncheon with featured speaker, Sheriff Joe DiSalvo.  This was one of the most refreshing experiences I have had – hearing an elected official speak to the people in the room, letting them know that he does “work for them”, wants to “hear from them”, and is dedicated to their safety and security by protecting their constitutional rights.

 

Sheriff DiSalvo said that the focus of hiring and interacting with his deputies is to find “excellent human beings”.  Not necessarily people who “want to be cops”.  Wow.  This is really the meaning of law enforcement – to protect good people – not necessarily to police everyone with an authoritarian hand – to scare people – and to intimidate people.  His focus is on finding people who want to serve the community – in many more ways than just policing the streets – in also being good neighbors.  Officials that people can count on to help them in a time of need – even if their plumbing goes haywire.

 

When Sheriff DiSalvo talked about Amendment 64 in Colorado (“legalization” of marijuana), he said that he does have several local initiatives aimed at educating young people about the use and abuse of this substance.  He is okay with the “legalization” of this substance because it helps get rid of the more violent and dangerous black market.  He also made it clear that it is primarily the parent’s responsibility – not government’s – to raise their children.  He said, ‘If you trust the government to raise your kids, they’ll let you down…”.  Wow – a government official who understands what the real role of government is – how refreshing.

 

The only point he made, that I disagreed on, was not signing on with the other 54 sheriffs in Colorado who are suing about the State legislation that passed that makes it “illegal” (as if criminals ever follow the law) to purchase weapons with more than 15 rounds of ammunition.   Legislation does not prevent violent crime – that is up to the morals of the people.  I am against the State legislation (House Bill 1224) and would want my sheriff to be as well, because, yes, although it does not seem like any person in their “right mind” would ever “need” more than 15 rounds of ammunition for self-defense – if we have a police force, government officials, and the military with these types of weapons, then why shouldn’t  individuals deserve to have them too?  Because we have to be able to protect ourself against all enemies – including those that may work for the government (working for the government, does not automatically mean that someone is a good, moral, or just person).  So, if the police officers, government officials, and the military don’t have weapons with 15 or more rounds – I am okay with not having them either.  I believe in equality of self-defense.   I just don’t’ think that this is a compromise that will happen anytime soon.

 

Sheriff DiSalvo is running for re-election next year, and I am going to be excited to support him because I think his philosophy of what the role of Sheriff is – being compassionate, serving those in need, fostering peace, and understanding the role and limitations of government – is exactly what we need in Pitkin County, Colorado, and the United States.

 

– Tisha Casida

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