Monday, February 28, 2005

Eminent Domain

This is an interesting article I just read about eminent domain.

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/jeffjacoby/jj20050228.shtml

This is a classic example why governments cannot be given too much power. The government should be given power to sieze land for the greater good. Some acceptable examples would be to build roads, or airports, or military bases. But personally I do not feel it is the right of the government to take your house so they can build a shopping mall or turn the land over to a factory. Government should be given the right to take property if they intend to use it, but they cannot take land from one private citizen and give it to another private citizen to increase tax revenue.

Sadly, the one weakness of our republic is the Supreme Court. Members of the Supreme Court have no term limits and the only way they can be overturned is through constitutional ammendments which are too hard to pass. Even then the Justices interpret the constitution to meet their own personal value system. If they allow this land in Connecticut to be given to the pharmaceutical company then none of us are safe. Local municipalities everywhere will begin siezing homes and giving them to big corporations to drive up jobs and tax revenue all in the name of eminent domain. Your house may be next.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

If the U.N. controls the Internet, who will control the U.N.?

This article is absolutely terrifying. The U.N. is making a move to take total control over the internet. Read this article and see if you are as outraged as I am.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=42982

Who are the major players behind this? According to the article it is China, Syria, Egypt, Vietnam, and South Africa. Make no mistake. These countries have one desire in this movement. That is to limit free speech. They realize the power of the internet to exchange information and organize people. They fear this. They realize they must control it to prevent their people from being empowered. God help us all if they succeed.

Diversity and Tolerance

Star Parker had an excellent column on WND today. Read it and tell me which party is the party of tolerance and diversity.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=42966

Monday, February 21, 2005

Coming out of the Closet

Ok. I'm coming out of the closet. I've been denying it for quite some time. I've been hiding it from my friends. But it's time I come clean. I like NASCAR. I know it's just a bunch of cars driving in circles only making left hand turns, but it is exciting. It is clearly the fastest growing sport in America. More and more people watch it every year, and I can see why.

Yesterday's Daytona 500 was thrilling. It was a gruelling test of endurance. For about 450 miles the goal was to just stay with the lead pack. Any small mistake resulted in a loss of 10 - 15 positions. Tony Stewart, NASCAR's equivilant to Ron Artest, lead most of the day to the ire of the crowd. Then Jeff Gordon took the lead with about 25 laps or so to go. Anyone who wasn't pissed off about Stewart leading was now pissed off at Gordon. Stewart and Gordon seem to be the two drivers people love to hate. Then with about 10 to go the Golden Boy Dale Earnhart Jr., who had been running in the middle of the pack all day, came out of nowhere to take the lead. Even with the roar of the engines you could hear the 200,000 plus fans cheering. When was the last time you saw 200,000 fans at an NBA game? Or even an NFL game? Unfortunately, as guys started getting desperate, they started bumping each other and there were 2 caution flags in the last 10 laps. In the end Jeff Gordon managed to hold off the field and win his third Daytona 500.

So there you have it. I know this will not be popular with my friends. I know I will take some ridicule, but I don't care. It's a fun sport and it eats up time until football season starts up again.

Changing the Subject

You know, I can't help but notice how the media has a way of changing the subject on things. We're just coming off an election where George W. Bush won big. Iraq has had their first ever democratic election. The President is pushing through his Social Security agenda with success. So the media has to change the subject. This new scandal with the tapes is probably the most pathetic thing since Rathergate. They try and try to dig up dirt on Bush, but they just can't come up with anything other than this trivial crap.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Politics/story?id=516740&page=1

Friday, February 18, 2005

Welcome

Wow. It's official. I'm a blogger. I'm not sure what to expect. I'm not sure where this is going to go. This is a learning experience for me so we'll see where it goes. It may not be good. It may stink. But one thing I promise...it will be mine. It will be me. If you like it, good. Enjoy. If you don't like it, fine. Get out. All comments are welcome. All suggestions will be taken. There will be no secrets here. If you demand freedom of speech, you will respect others freedom of speech. Now let's start blogging!