Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Gary Johnson Runs as 3rd Party/Libertarian Party Candidate

It seems like a dream could come true... as Gary Johnson has announced his third-party bid for the White House as a Libertarian Party candidate.

While I really like what Gary Johnson stands for and his record, I'm not sure that America is ready, despite all of the problems we have today, to elect a 3rd party candidate and I suspect that he'll, at best, draw a small percentage of libertarian leaning Republicans his way and that small percentage could be what puts Obama over the top.  It'll be interesting to see who the Republican candidate ends up being and who Johnson runs with as a VP, or what kind of fundraising Johnson can do as a 3rd party candidate.

For the most part, I honestly don't expect much -- but I'm glad he's staying in the race -- and hopefully he'll get to join in the debate with the Republican candidate, and Obama, when the time comes.

In a statement, Johnson says, "If I earn the Libertarian nomination, I will be on the ballot in all 50 states. I will not be held hostage to a system rigged for the wealthiest and best-known candidates in a handful of states who happen to have early primaries. And most important, we will offer a political 'home' for millions of Americans who are not finding one in the current political establishment or its candidates."

The Gary Johnson website is http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Welcome Home Troops, Thanks

Thank you to all of the men and women of our US Armed Forces who are returning home from Iraq this holiday season. Your sacrifices and dedication to your county as individuals are not overlooked and I for one appreciate and honor your willingness and ability to proudly represent this great nation. Thank you again and welcome home.

May the holidays bring you joy and may the new year safely bring your brothers and sisters home from Afghanistan and other foreign nations.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tea Party Leader Arrested After Attempting to Check in With Gun at Airport

This sounds like the Brian Aitken story all over again... a normal guy an outspoken Tea Party guy trying to obey confusing and ridiculous laws, transporting his firearm, unloaded, in a locked case, was arrested today for not having a NY carry permit (which no one seems to have) when he tried to declare/check his firearm at the airport to board a flight back to California where he is licensed to carry. The gun is legally owned and licensed from what I could gather from the early news reports.

I've said it before and I mean it -- I like to say that I'm not afraid to use my little blog here to go after anyone or anything. Truth is, since my friend Art was arrested and his story become front page news because of his outspoken views, I've reconsidered. The system is about making losers out of good people. Mark Meckler being arrested for exercising one of his God given basic rights protected by our Constitution is just another sign that maybe it's just not possible to really stand up for principles you believe in without certain reprisal.

With each day that passes, and with all levels of Government having such a low approval rating, and more and more people - be it the Tea Party folks, the loony OWS folks or just average cube workers like me - fearing their government and police action more and more each, I just don't see things getting better without getting much, much worse.

Monday, December 5, 2011

What I was thinking, said in a More Gooder Way

Tom over at Radio Free NJ has written what I think may be a very common feeling among conservative Republicans right now.

In my opinion, Tom's writing is always well done and well thought out must read material, but this one just happens to be just what I was thinking, and pretty much the explanation for why I've been a bit quiet lately. It's a sad state of affairs really when this is the best We The People can do.

http://freenj.blogspot.com/2011/12/rapaciousness-and-politicians.html