The True Meaning of Memorial Day

To all our service men and women who have ever wore an American uniform I salute your service and thank you for fighting for my freedom and the freedoms of all our countrymen. To me you embody the true spirit of America. A cause greater than self, freedom worth preserving, a nation worth defending, and a mission worth fighting.

L.A. Mayor Believes Illegal Immigration Adds to State Economy

I hear the cuckoo birds calling on this story. WARNING: LOON ALERT! You have been warned. Proceed with caution but be careful as to not get bit by the loony bird.

Washington ( – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told Thursday that illegal immigration has not contributed to his city’s budget problems, but, on the contrary, that illegal immigration adds to the “economic might” of California.

“In California, I think there’s a real sense that these immigrants provide a great deal to the economic might of the state,” said Villaraigosa.

Facing a state budget shortfall of more than $18 billion, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected today to release a revised state budget for the state fiscal year that begins on July 1 that will include dramatic cuts in state programs.

Villaraigosa supported the move the Los Angeles City Council took this week to approve a boycott of the state of Arizona because of a new Arizona law that requires local law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of persons they legally come into contact with when there is a reasonable basis to suspect that person is an illegal alien. After Villaraigosa testified at a congressional hearing on Thursday, asked him what impact illegal immigration has had on the fiscal situation of his city, which is now running a $485 million deficit.

Villaraigosa told he believes immigration in general is a net plus for the country, that most of the estimated 12 million people in the country illegally contribute to the “economic might of the nation,” and that the illegal immigrants in California contribute to the “economic might of the state.”

They say a picture is worth a thousand words so here you have Mr Villaraigosa speaking in his own words: you can’t make this stuff up.

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Are Tea Parties Good for America?

The question is posed, are the tea parties good or bad for America? They are America!

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From the founding of this great nation it has been our heritage to stand for and protect our freedoms, ordained under God, and preserved through the blood of those who fought and died for that freedom.

The original Tea Party took place in Boston, Dec. 16, 1773, when American Colonists dumped 342 containers of tea into the Boston harbor. Opposition to that Tea Party arose from the ruling political class much like it is today. The British Parliament retaliated by enacting a series of Intolerable Acts, these punitive acts where meant to force the colonists to acquiesce to British rule. Instead it only steeled the colonists in their resistance.

Economic and military tensions between the colonists and the British escalated when in February of 1775, a provincial congress was held in Massachusetts and began defensive preparations for a state of war. The colonists where not just going to lie down and acquiesce. This riled the English Parliament and they declared Massachusetts in a state of rebellion.

On March 23, 1775, a meeting of the colony’s delegates was held in St. John’s church in Richmond, Virginia. Resolutions were presented by Patrick Henry putting the colony of Virginia “into a posture of defense…embodying, arming, and disciplining such a number of men as may be sufficient for that purpose.” Before the vote was taken on his resolutions, Henry delivered his now famous speech imploring the delegates to vote in favor of the resolutions.

He spoke without any notes in a voice that became louder and louder, climaxing with the now famous ending. “Give me liberty or give me death.” The resolution passed and Virginia joined in the American Revolution.

Our own Declaration of Independence outlines the thought processes that led up to this American Revolution. It was the position of our founding fathers that America was going to be a free self-governing republic.

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.

This founding document of these great United States of America gives the right to self governance to the people, and proclaims it as our duty to preserve it and to leave to future generations a guardianship that will secure there liberty.

Many who now find themselves in peaceful, public protest of an out of control government have suffered quietly for many years. Enduring the abuse of power coming from the Federal Government, complaining to themselves but still going about their business. However, there comes a time when oppressive government regulation and taxation causes these once quiet people to take a stand and say enough is enough. The Boston Tea party and its present day namesake share one thing in common, an over reaching Government attempting to exert absolute rule over a free people.

It was never the intention of the founding fathers to set up an all powerful central government and specifically limited it’s powers by enacting the Constitution. This law of the land has served our country well, but alas it appears that not even the restrictions placed in the Constitution is able to hinder the rapid expansion of the Federal government as it attempts to regulate our very lives.

Enough was enough, just as the Tea Partiers of old, regular hard working American Citizens are standing up and taking action to protest, to this government, that we the people are not going to allow it, or any other political power, to take away our freedoms guaranteed under our founding documents.

So I ask you. Are tea parties good for America? I say they are America! So I, along with Patrick Henry and the signers of the declaration of independence, do hereby declare my support to my fellow countrymen, and stand with the tea party movement, so that together we can withstand this rise of tyranny within our midst. So help us God!

Su Casa, Mi Casa

Today’s Los Angeles Times had this report:

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Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, have added a Montecito-area property to their real estate holdings, reports the Montecito Journal.

The couple spent $8,875,000 on an ocean-view villa on 1.5 acres with a swimming pool, spa and fountains, a real estate source familiar with the deal confirms. The Italian-style house has six fireplaces, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms. ARTICLE SOURCE
In a speech April 28 in Iowa City President Obama made a few comments about the Arizona bill enforcing Federal law on illegal immigration. He said:
…this law that just passed in Arizona — which I think is a poorly conceived law –you can try to make it really tough on people who look like they, “might be illegal immigrants.” One of the things that the law says is local officials are allowed to ask somebody who they have a suspicion might be an illegal immigrant for their papers. But you can imagine, if you are a Hispanic American in Arizona — your great-grandparents may have been there before Arizona was even a state.
Here is the video of the whole speech, listen if you dare.

Then today Barack Obama went off the TelePrompter in his speech to a Quincy, Illinois audience about Wall Street reform. After saying that Democrats dont begrudge success thats “fairly earned,” Obama then ad-libs and reveals more about himself than he probably wanted:

Were not, were not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success thats fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point youve made enough money. But, you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it if youre providing a good product or providing good service. We dont want people to stop, ah, fulfilling the core responsibilities of the financial system to help grow our economy. Source

Check it out yourself if you do not believe me: Illinois Speech

According to our President, illegal immigrants have as much right to be here as those who actually took the time to become legal citizens, and Arizona passed a poorly conceived law, which only enforces Federal law but according to Obama enforcing any law is poorly conceived because if you remember he said the same thing about the Cambridge police when they arrested Professor Gates:

So I think I have this whole remake America thing figured out. Let’s get back to Al Gore’s new home. Apparently Al and Tipper, according to Obama, have more than enough money already therefore I think it only proper that we spread the wealth around a bit (another position of our historic President). This is what I propose:

We need to truck in 8 families of illegal immigrants, along with ladders to scale the walls, to Al and Tipper Gore’s new mansion. Since they have the right to share in America’s wealth then they should be allowed to take up residence in Al and Tipper’s many bedrooms. With 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms this has to be more wealth than any two people need. The Montecito Police will not be allowed to arrest these folks because they were here first according to Obama and it is because of them America exists. We might as well throw in a few native American’s as well to fill up this mansion nicely since they were here before Al Gore was and that land has to belong to one of their great great great grandfathers.

There apparently are many who share this philosophy that gate crashers and squatters have as much right to be here as the legal occupants do. So what do you say Al? Mi amigo, Su Casa Mi Casa. Si senor?

Sam Adams: In Defense of Tea Parties

“If ever a time should come when vain and aspiring men shall possess highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” Samuel Adams