Thursday, November 27, 2008

An Alameda County CA Judge Comes Through For Ron Paul Republicans

Read the story in it's entirety at the SFgate

An Alameda County judge has thrown out a lawsuit contesting the election of a handful of supporters of libertarian Republican Ron Paul, a former presidential candidate, to the county's Republican Central Committee.

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch dismissed the lawsuit brought on by the Republican Central Committee and committee Chairman Paul Cummings of Oakland, a former Democrat, seeking to overturn the election of a group of Paul supporters. The opposing group won 12 of the committee's 30 seats in the election held on June 3, 2008, and Cummings alleged that seven of them did not meet the party membership requirements for candidates.

Cummings contests that Judge Roesch "got the law wrong".

The lawsuit was the result of an attempt to win control of the committee by passionate supporters of Ron Paul, the libertarian Republican congressman from Texas who sought the party's presidential nomination this year and who urges major reductions in government and overseas spending as well as a stricter interpretation of the Constitution.

One of the defendents, Stanley Livermore, had this to say. "We're looking forward to getting involved with the Republican Party and helping the party to stay on track".

I have one important question for Mr. Cummings. Why on earth, in such a tumultuous time for the Republican party, would he be considering blackballing a sub-group of his own party from a committee?? If the Republican party has learned anything from the bumpy last two elections, it should have been that we need new ideas and fresh blood in our party. Any supporters of the Conservative cause should be welcomed with open arms.

I for one applaud the 7 men who stood up for what they believed in and refused to back down from the political establishment. Bravo Fellas!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Chuck Norris to Obama: Now That You Work For Me

This is letter written by Chuck Norris that was first published on the Human Events wesbite:

Dear President-elect Obama:

First, congratulations on your victory. The historical magnitude of your presidential win is nothing short of stupendous and a colossal fulfillment of the American dream (an achievement embedded long ago in the equality clauses of the Declaration of Independence).

It's likely no big surprise that I don't see eye to eye with you politically. Actually, I stand in stark opposition to most of your politics. Still, I realize that we must learn to work together if we are to see our country get back on track. After Election Day, I asked myself, "How can I work for our new president to help better America?" Then a thought occurred to me. The first question that should be answered is: How will you work for me? After all, "We the People" of the United States employ you, correct?Continued

So here are a few ways you might begin to gain the respect of those who oppose you and to show that your campaign pledges to bridge the divides were not empty promises to get you into office. And these requests I make are based upon the inaugural oath you will make Jan. 20, "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." No doubt these won't be my only requests through the years, but they serve as a good beginning:

-- Use and cite the Constitution. If that constitutional oath ("preserve, protect and defend") is the central duty of your job description, then I assume we will be hearing often from you about exactly how you are doing just that. There is no replacement for strict adherence, application and defense of the Constitution. And it's high time that presidents quit reciting the presidential oath tritely and then abandoning its tenets when they enter the Oval Office. You should be quoting from the Constitution publicly as often as a preacher quotes the Bible to his congregation -- at least weekly. If you take this oath and challenge seriously, you will limit the powers of federal government, reduce taxes (for everyone), encourage the freedom of religion and expression (even in the public square), and stand up for such things as our right to bear arms. The American public and the government have lost their grip on the content and role of the Constitution, but if you daily choose, you can help to re-educate and model its usage for them.

-- Protect American life. Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1809, "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government." Those are powerful and enlightening words. Of course, such a role was created and secured in the very fabric of our nation -- in the Declaration of Independence. The commitment to protect life should serve as the basis for all you do, even as a foundation for your national defense strategy. I'm sure the first of your secret briefings this past week on our global security threats have opened your eyes to the extensive onslaught of our enemies. Don't allow your pride, partisanship, personal bias or political abilities to jeopardize the safety of Americans lives. As commander in chief, you are called to preserve American life. Quite frankly, that is why I'm surprised that a man such as you, who professes to fight for minorities, would not recognize the clear value of a human life in a womb. Federal law should not decree the sacrifice of one human life for the preference of another. Both lives should be protected. Otherwise, what do Jefferson's 1809 words mean? As president, you are called to protect (not destroy) human life; it is the "first and only legitimate object of good government."

-- Lead more from the center. It's been pointed out by countless pundits, and your track record is clear: You have one of the most liberal records in the Senate. You've had the liberty of voting and fighting for an agenda "from the left" as you've tried to persuade state and federal lawmakers to do the same. But if you continue to lead our country down a more liberal road, you will follow the peril of Bill Clinton, who stepped into office and initially tried to lift the ban on gays in the military and extend abortion rights, only to prompt the creation of a more balanced and strong Republican Congress in the 1990s. Don't underestimate the resurrecting power of the conservative voice. You observed in last week's election how three states across this union voted to protect marriage in their constitutions (the 28th, 29th and 30th states to do so -- California, Arizona and Florida).

We will be watching who you choose to be in your Cabinet. We will discern how you lead Pelosi and Reid. We will be observing those you select as candidates for Supreme Court justices. The election is over. No more promises. No more words. You might work well in a team, but this time, you don't have congressional members to hide behind. You're on your own -- leading the pack -- and the whole country is watching. I, especially, am watching. So make sure you lead more from the center.

One of your 300 million bosses,

Chuck Norris

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sarah Palin Radio Launches!

First Reported by Eric Dondero on the Libertarian Republican blog

This service is being hosted by internet talk radio network It will keep us updated on the latest Governor Palin buzz 24/7. There has also been talk of weekly addresses from Governor Palin herself, for right now that is just purely speculation but we shall see.

I'm still not entirely sure if I support Sarah Palin for President in 2012. But there is no doubt about it, I support Sarah Palin! Any woman willing to stand up to the political establishment and stick to her guns about what she believes in, is alright by me.

Also to my fellow Sarah Fans, make sure to visit for the latest and best Sarah News!

Monday, November 24, 2008

OK You Guys, Jokes Over. Bring Back The REAL Republican Party! Its Conservatism Stupid!

I can't believe all the yammering going on within the Republican Party after our big loss on game day this year. I have heard so many of my fellow Republican friends, blame the lose on John McCain's inability to distance himself from Bush.

I say... ummm... no.

As a diehard Republican (who admittedly leans a bit to the Libertarian side), I can tell you what sunk McCain was his inability to distance himself from his own party (lead by George Bush). Republicans have been getting a bad wrap lately and I really don't even wonder why. We used to be the party of small government, personal responsiblilty and individual freedom. Now we are seen as the party of big expensive wars, the party that will turn the other cheek to big corporate corruption and irresponsibility and the party that tell you who you are allowed to invite in your bedroom.

From The North Florida Daily News
"In 1980, the Regan Revolution was launched on conservative principles. Reagan clearly stated the need for decreased taxes, a slimmer government, free people conducting themselves in freedom and self-discipline, a strong defense, and government simply regulating what was mandated in the Constitution. Reagan won.

In 1984, when the Gipper ran for reelection, he was clobbered by every media outlet in the nation. All he did was campaign on the need to continue his policies. In case you forgot, he lost only Minnesota and the District of Columbia. Eleven electoral votes."

If we, as a party, ever expect to get out of this hole and reclaim our stake, we must get back to our roots. And we have to do more than just talk about it. We have to prove it. We must use the next 4 years working our asses off to prove that we haven't lost our Republican values.