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Crane Durham

Crane Durham

Husband, Father, Defender of Freedom and Seeker of Truth!

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Remembering Dollars, Not Conduct

Is anyone troubled by how our elected leaders are acting as well as how they are judged?  The recent death of Senator Ted Stevens is no doubt an absolute tragedy.  When members of the media eulogize politicians, they adhere (pretty much) to the etiquette of remembering the best of the person, which is understandable, and almost always without exception the right thing to do.   

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On occasion, I remark how the main tactic of the far left is to silence conservatives and people of conscious; not engage in the arena of ideas.  The MSM or old media have been exposed for their bias by insiders, websites and competition. 

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Uphold the Rule of Law

The decision tomorrow will be met with emotion on both sides of the issue.  There have even been calls for civil disobedience.  How far have we come when it comes to the use of civil disobedience? It is a sad day for America when we have threats to engage in acts of civil disobedience predicated a judge deciding to uphold a state law, which enforces our current federal law. Oh yes, those are the sides in this debate: Whether a state can pass and enforce an existing federal law?     

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State Budget Wounds Are Self Inflicted

What is the role of unions in the budget woes of states? They are part of the foundation of the state’s crises.  This perfectly understandable when you see how public sector union’s manipulate the political system to get above the market price for their laborers. 

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Loving Freedom and Solving Problems

I do not like Americans to be:  jobless, homeless, lack health insurance or access to quality education, go hungry or lack access to healthy foods, or to be pulled over, protected or arrested on the basis of skin color. 

However, I do support the constitution, limited government and enforcement of laws, be they immigration or voting protection.  The president came out with a parade of unemployed Americans which he used as props for government spending.  There is empirical evidence that shows the extension of unemployment delays employment. 

The president’s adolescent obfuscation of the issue (government spending) and the straw man of class warfare compassion (or lack of) do nothing to help or solve the problem of an economic crisis.  If we took President Obama’s thesis to a conclusion: Why would we ever end benefits?  Our President’s community organizing tactics are tired and deeply offensive.  If he wants to help the unemployed, then he should stop the demonizing, taxing and intervention of (and respectively) employers.

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Racism, Economic Nonsense and Abortion

The political season is here, and it is not silly - it is sad.  One of the most articulated, genuine grass root movements is now being smeared with the charge of racism by NAACP.  First the tea partiers were violent, then they were Nazis, and now they’re bigots.  These charges are not only irresponsible; they are offensive to all Americans.  

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Wanting the president to fail

Do I want Obama to fail?  No, but his agenda cannot succeed.  Supporters of our President often ascribe motives to his ideological opponents.  For example, when a Senator describes the political impact of a government takeover of health care as “his Waterloo,” the remark is taken as a partisan response to score a political victory, rather than a reaction to advocating a failed system (government medicine). 

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Michael Steele has and continues to beg the question

Michael Steele has and continues to beg the question: How did he get his job? The better question is: How has he been able to stay in it as long as he has? To say he is an inartful speaker would be kind and all too gentle. He is supposed to be the national spokesman for one the two major parties in America; this is not some small time operation.

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Don’t feel my pain, solve the problem.

We are now in the age of feelings trumping action; we want our leaders to express their feeling because that is how they show they care.  First off, it is their job to care and to solve! Ostensibly, that is the reason they were elected - or was it?

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Obama is a Great Emcee, Not President

President Obama is a great…EMCEE OR PARTY HOST.  Paul McCartney wants the President’s critics to “lay off” because he’s doing great” but I don’t think McCartney is judging Obama on being President, how could he when you look at:

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Christie should be the rule, not the exception to it

Those running for reelection this year should take a look at the wonderful response from Gov. Chris Christie the other day to a reporter who accused him of being confrontational.  The established  conventional wisdom of playing to the middle and fuzzy when it comes to being pinned down on where you stand on issues so as not to lose the undecided and swing voters is over.  We are in a constitutional crisis; yes, it as manifested most saliently in the realm of economics but this is all about the constitution, specifically the limits of the federal government’s power. 

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Dear Mr. President, America’s enemies are not oil, credit card, or insurance companies. They are: Islamofacists, Communist/Authoritarian Dictators and left wing ideology.*

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Since the case for manmade global warming fell apart scientifically, journalistically and of course, logically, one would have thought we would hear less about green energy and climate change.  Side note:  The supplanting of climate change for global warming is due to the fact the earth has not gotten warmer in a decade.

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The most recent spate of terrorist attacks and attempted attacks should give all Americans pause.  The war on terror may be poorly worded, but it is ongoing and continues to cost Americans their lives.  It is beginning to look like Ft. Hood could have been prevented if we were less concerned with Political Correctness and more concerned with saving lives and winning.  The enemy is the jihadist groups who base their ideology on Islamic doctrine. 

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I am not a Nazi, nor have I ever desired to be one.  In fact, like most earthlings, I am disgusted by the notion and offended by inference, but apparently I am one, and if you believe in the latest law passed in Arizona so are you! 

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