March 8, 2011
As we travel across the country discussing the issues that affect all citizens we run across one common statement from most individuals. Most citizens believe the government has too much power and they would be correct. The government has too much power because we allowed the power to move away from the States and the citizens as the years rolled by.
So today we have campaigns gearing up for elections across the nation once again. Whether for local, state, or federal everyone will be telling the American people what they believe needs to be done in order to win their campaigns. We will once again hear candidates on stump tours touting how they hear your voices and will be their to serve you. They will talk about the issues, some will have solutions while others will just blast their challengers.
But one thing is clear the American people need to understand in today’s environment, the power starts with you! That is right, the power starts with you when you go to the meetings, the rallies and the town halls to listen to those you will choose to elect. If they have the message which reflex your values and principles they have a chance to be your voice. If not, they need to find a new vocation.
The time is here as we travel a new path toward history in these United States of America for all citizens to use their power to elect representatives that will work for you, that will work for what you believe in, that will take your power to the office they win and vote for your voice. Don’t let politics as usual continue to erode the quality of life here in America as it has for the past 100 years.
Speak up as you listen to candidates and ask them the hard questions that you want to know. Speak out and have your voice heard by using your power to be heard by those who want your vote. Remember the Power Starts With You and the other way around.
March 3, 2011
Blog reprinted from Terry Suominen’s wordpress blog.
Once again the U.S. District Court Judge from Florida is in the news. January 31, 2011 he filed his 78 page opinion stating the health care reform bill was unconstitutional. It appears as if the Department of Justice didn’t understand the opinion handed down so filed a motion to clarify. So Judge Vinson stated once again the health care reform bill is UNCONSTITUTIONAL in its entirety.
Just a few days ago President Obama and Eric Holden stated they would no longer pursue cases concerning marriages outside that of a man and a woman. The reason, they felt the law was unconstitutional without a court offering an opinion to support their assessment. Really, stop the insanity now.
The political system in our country has taken the common man out of the equation because of their disdain for those in office. We talked with many individuals over the past year that stated they don’t vote because their vote doesn’t count any more. The politicians do what they want when they want regardless of the constitutionality of the laws or regulations they pass or attempt to pass are statements heard across the nation.
As a citizen of these United States your vote does count and you need to understand when elected officials are held accountable for their actions they will do the right thing for their constituents a majority of the time. Of course there are some who will not listen to those who elected them but with your vote you can replace them.
So let’s stop the insanity in our political arena and let those elected to serve us do what is right for the people, for the states, and for the country or replace them with your voice and your vote. We can take control of our political system if we stay vigilant.
October 15, 2010
Let’s talk about the 3rd Congressional District seat up for grabs right now here in Nevada. Titus is the incumbent and Heck is the challenger that would like to be sitting on the Hill come January.
Joe Heck is a doctor and military man who came to Nevada in 1990 with his wife and kids. His stance is that we need to stop government intervention and work to address the issues now and not when they are at a crisis level as Congress now does.
Dina Titus was and educator for almost all her life. She has been a political figure here in Nevada and now in Washington. Her stance is that we must raise taxes or cut benefits to become solvent. She is against illegal immigration and wants to secure the border before we can deal with those who crossed the border and now live in America illegally.
Titus responded to just about every statement that Heck made with some type of sting statement about flipping his position again and again and again. Both Titus and Heck had a strong presence when speaking about the issues and I didn’t see a real clear winner here.
There was no knock out punch from either side. Both held their ground and pushed each other on their policies and votes over the years. Dina beat Joe up on the job issues and his statements about not being for any spending bills that would create jobs or incentivize business to invest in wind and solar energy. Joe hit Dina with the voting record of Dina and the votes on Health Care, the Stimulus and an assortment of others.
Dina responded to questions about the cap and trade bill with no new taxes will be involved when that passes. We won’t be dependent on foreign oil. Joe came back with the increases each individual will end up paying which will be close to $1,700.00 per family. Dina disputed that stating no increase will happen.
The bickering back and forth wore me out. Both candidates had interesting statements of fact and fiction, you decide. Joe Heck asked a question toward the end of the debate about how Dina would handle a student who lied or cheated on an exam refering to her ads that an organization deemed to be untrue. Dina went off on Heck and stated what are you going to tell you constituents about you switching positions on every issue. She went off with three or four more what are you statements that were blistering.
If you are a Democrat Dina won hands down. If you’re a Republican than Joe won with a landslide. Again you be the judge.
Listen to the debate on-line and then when you head out to the polls you can have your voice heard through your vote. Don’t let anyone every tell you that your vote doesn’t count because it does. Read my lips, “Your vote counts!” Make it happen by getting out to the polls and vote your conscience. We can make a difference with one vote, one voice.