In case you didn’t notice the barrage of taxpayer funded radio, TV, newspaper and internet ads, it’s census time again.
Yes, census time, that time that comes once every ten years when the government spends hundreds of millions of dollars telling us how important it is that we return that all important, overly nosey questionnaire.
In fact, it’s so important that the government sent me a letter telling me it was going to send me the census form a full week before it actually sent the form. Then it sent a post card a few days after the form arrived reminding me that it had sent the form – which makes one wonder whether this was actually some sort of stimulus plan for the Postal Service.
Like almost everything our Founding Fathers created, the census was unique. Up until their time in world history, national head counts had been used almost exclusively for purposes of taxation or conscription for military service. They turned it into a tool to reallocate congressional districts and ensure that all Americans had equal representation in the House of Representatives. read more »
For years, prolife activists and leaders have worked to advance their agenda in both the Republican and the Democrat party. Obviously we've had more success with the GOP, but that doesn't negate the importance of having your voice heard in both of the major American political parties.
The "life" issue is (and should be) above partisanship.
And for that reason, the pro-life community has nurtured pro life candidates and politicians in the Democrat party. You know, because at some point in time their votes can help advance (or stop) anti-life legislation. And when their party is in the majority, (like now), this can become even more important.
But along came ObamaCare. Specifically, the just passed Senate version with enough loopholes and even direct language that will lead to the largest expansion of abortion since Roe vs. Wade became the law of the land in the early '70's.
And where were the long nurtured prolife Democrats when it mattered? Well, some where there. But many of them weren't. Specifically, some pretty high profile ones like Bart Stupak, who essentially held himself out as the House leader of prolife Democrats. He demonstrated just how deep his prolife principles really were when he was put on the spot by Obama and Pelosi. When he was faced with the fact that his (and a few similar Democrat) votes meant victory or defeat for the long hoped for government healthcare grab, they caved and tried to hide behind the flimsy fig leaf of an executive order as a rationalization for their treason. read more »
Nutjob Nancy's Verbal Acrobatics
Not to be rude, but Nancy Pelosi has finally lost it. Let’s face it, the Speaker of the house has always been a little bit batty, but her comments this weekend demonstrate that the lady has taken a sharp left turn off the deep end.
Watch the video here.
What Nancy is trying to sell us is; the Democrats crafted the Healthcare Reform Bill, without any Republican input, which had the Public Option as one of its fundamental planks, but the Speaker left the Public Option out of the bill because the Republicans did not support it (well, really she left it out because a majority her own caucus did not support, but we are following Nancy’s logic here), then it is her contention, that the Republicans influenced the bill because one of the things that they did not want in there is not in there; hence, the Republicans were actually part of the process and what we have now is a bipartisan bill. read more »