This blog is intended to do just what it says... Revive the US Constitution. We do not look at the constitution as a living breathing document. Living breathing things can change at will. Our Constitution is a document written in stone that may only be changed through the amendment process. We strive to bring about great ideas and spark peaceful debate. If you should choose to debate me, know this... my arguments cannot be broken. We do not want to stir up hate in any way. So if that is what you are looking for, please, look elsewhere. The goal here is to begin reviving America by first reviving the Constitution.

5th April 2011

Quote reblogged from Far East Libertarian Movement with 3 notes

We must remember that elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects.

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5th April 2011

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Rand Paul’s Budget Cut Proposal… Is This Good or What?

Here is the synopsis of Rand Paul’s proposal for budget cuts this year. How great would this be? We could actually begin ending the socialist welfare state and begin to pay back our debt. I still feel more cuts are needed though.

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH………………………….$1,283,000,000. (23%)
Notes: The Government Printing Office is abolished.

JUDICIAL BRANCH………………………………..$2,434,000,000. (32%)

AGRICULTURE……………………………………..$42,542,000,000. (30%)
The Agriculture Research Service, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Resources Conservation Service, and Foreign Agricultural Service are abolished. The Forest Service gets a $1.2 billion haircut.

COMMERCE……………………………………………$5,322,000,000. (54%)
National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is cut by $857,000,000.

DEFENSE……………………………………………….$47,500,000,000. (6.5%)

EDUCATION…………………………………………..$78,000,000,000 (83%)
Only the Pell grant program survives.

ENERGY……………………………………………………$44,200,000,000 (100%)
The Defense Department takes over all of Energy’s remaining functions (nuclear waste, for example) and about $18 billion of its budget.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES…………..$26,510,000,000. (26%)
Notes: FDA is cut by $230,000,000; Indian Health Service is cut by $650 million; CDC is cut by $1.17 billion; NIH by $5.8 billion.

HOMELAND SECURITY……………………………$23,765,000,000. (43%)
Notes: Coast Guard is shifted to Defense. TSA’s funds are cut by $900 million.

HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT….$53,100,000,000. (100%)
Notes: Completely eliminated. Veterans’ housing programs are transferred to the VA

INTERIOR………………………………………………..$10,934,000,000. (78%)
Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Indian Affairs are abolished.

JUSTICE…………………………………………………….$9,057,000,000. (28%)
Note: Office of Justice Programs is abolished.

LABOR…………………………………………….$2,803,000,000. (2%)
OSHA, MSHA, and the The Employment and Training Administration are spared all cuts (no cuts to unemployment benefits)

STATE………………………………………………………….$20,321,000,000. (71%)
Note: Massive foreign aid cuts. All international commissions and organizations are defunded.

TRANSPORTATION……………………………………..$42,810,000,000. (49%)
Notes: Amtrak is completely de-funded.

VETERANS’ AFFAIRS……………………………………No cuts

CORPS OF ENGINEERS.……………………………….$1,854,000,000. (27%)

EPA……………………………………………………..$3,238,000,000. (29%)

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION…..$1,936,000,000. (85%)

INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS…$24,300,000,000 (100%)

NASA……………………………………………………………….$4,500,000,000 (25%)

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION……………$4,723,000,000. (62%)

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT…….$9,070,000,000.

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION………No cuts

FCC…………………………………………………..$2,150,000,000. (22%)

ABOLISH………………………………………………………$2,050,000,000. (100%)

(1) Affordable Housing Program.
(2) Commission on Fine Arts.
(3) Consumer Product Safety Commission.
(4) Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
(5) National Endowment for the Arts.
(6) National Endowment for the Humanities.
(7) State Justice Institute.

MISC

Collect delinquent taxes from Federal Employees……..$3,000,000,000.
Freeze Federal Government employee pay……………….$2,000,000,000.
Reduce Federal Government travel…………………………$7,500,000,000.
Repeal Davis-Bacon…………………………………………….. $6,000,000,000.
Prohibit union project labor agreements………………….$2,000,000,000.
TARP repeal………………………………………………………..$4,481,000,000.
Sell Federal Buildings…………………………………………..$19,000,000,000.
Reduce Federal vehicle budget……………………………………$600,000,000.



Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/01/detailed-look-rand-paul-spending-bill#ixzz1HXXJeqV5

Tagged: Rand Paulbudget cutseconomicsnewspoliticstaxesLong Reads

Source: washingtonexaminer.com

4th April 2011

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Can We Afford To Care?

I thought I would take a look at social programs such as WIC, Medicare, Medicaid, etc… I know this is a touchy subject, but it needs to be looked at. I’m not saying that I don’t care about people… I do, very much. What I am saying is that the federal government cannot afford to care. We are running at a deficit that makes Mt. Everest look like an ant hill. Here are a few ideas on how we fix things:

First we need to make sure assistance is only going to people who have run into some misfortune… not to people who just refuse to work. We should also limit this assitance and provide some career placement help.

Second we need to end most of the college grants… as a matter of fact, cut everything but Pell. These steps alone will decrease our deficit tremendously.

Third we need to stop allowing people to use food stamps to get cash. In my opinion, we need to put certain food items on a list and that would be all you can buy if you are on food stamps. Nothing makes me more angry than walking into a store and seeing someone buy beer and cigarettes with my hard earned money. Then they take a load of steaks and whatever other luxery items to their ten kids waiting on them in the brand new Escalade. I have another idea… If you drive a luxury car you should be made to sell it and use that money to support yourself. 

Now for the nice part… With these cuts made we should also do what we can to subsidize reputable charities that help people in need.

Tagged: economynewspoliticswelfarewelfare reformLong Reads

4th April 2011

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The Weather…

Is not good right now… very stormy

Tagged: newsweatherthunderstormsI don't like it

3rd April 2011

Link reblogged from Far East Libertarian Movement with 2 notes

Paul bid wouldn't get snub this time, son says →

If Ron Paul runs for president again, he won’t receive the same brush-off he experienced from the Republican establishment four years ago, his son said Saturday.

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3rd April 2011

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Conservative or Hypocritical?

Look, I know a lot of conservatives want to make sure gay marriage stays illegal all over the United States. I personally find this view to be more hypocritical than conservative. They make this judgement based mostly on either religion or ignorance/fear. However, if we are to call ourselves conservative we must stick to the constitution right? Well, the constitution protects us from becoming a theocracy. I’m a christian, but feel that the issue of gay marriage should be left up to the states. If gay marriage is illegal, then marriage between a man and a woman should be illegal for anyone who doesn’t practice a religion that calls for marriage. Now the logic sounds flawed right? I am interested to see your thoughts on this subject. Remember this… just because we don’t believe in something or don’t agree with it doesn’t mean we have the constitutional right to make it illegal. I will change my mind if someone can prove me wrong based on the words of the constitution. But I know that won’t happen…. I have a copy on my phone… I read it often. It’s time for “conservatives” to become conservatives and not hypocrites.

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3rd April 2011

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I want a T-Shirt that says this.

I want a T-Shirt that says this.

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3rd April 2011

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This pretty much sums it up…

This pretty much sums it up…

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3rd April 2011

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A Living, Breathing Document?

Many times you hear politicians say that the constitution is a living, breathing document. If that is the case then it is subject to constant change… This is certainly not the way it was intended. Furthermore, if this is the case, then it is a part of the government. That would mean that it says what the government says it says. Again, this is not what was intended. I believe that the Constitution is a document written in stone (metaphor for those who didn’t pick that up) meant to be changed by and ONLY by the amendment process. 

With that being said, I believe that any politician who doesn’t fight tooth and nail to uphold that precious document and the principles upon which it stands should be removed from office. This includes “humanitarian operations” that include missiles being fired on other countries without a congressional declaration of war… Just sayin’

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3rd April 2011

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Just A Thought

I have heard many people say they don’t mind small breaches of the Constitution if what we are doing is morally correct. If that is the case, where are the limits? We have seen this throughout history… Every time we give the government a centimeter, they always take 10,000 miles.

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