Monday, March 27, 2006


A friend of mine of a more liberal persuasion called me a "fascist" the other day (in jest of course...I think), and I laughed with him...but then I started to think about it (always a mistake). I don't vote Republican (any more) they are too liberal for "fascist" would probably be something that those who lean left would call me in an argument. However, I HATE fascism...about as much as I hate communism. There are differences between fascism and communism but at the most basic level aren't both all about complete government control?
So, wouldn't the true conservative be much closer to an anarchist than a fascist? I believe that people need law to be truly free...because once law is abandoned than some people may have the power to force their will upon others. So I am not completely against government regulation, some is warranted...
I use readings from Henry David Thoreau in my Government class from time to time, and I am always amazed at the clarity with which my students can understand what he is saying. The majority of the time they disagree out of hand because they have been indoctrinated to believe that we NEED government to control a large portion of our daily lives...But every now and again one of my more astute students will cut to the heart of the matter and disagree not because we NEED more government but because we need more freedom. I know it seems can you need to be more free than having no rules? Thoreau said "the Government which governs best governs least". I agree with that...if we are to have a society that interacts with each other some government is necessary, but some does not have to be a lot.
Generally, I lump the fascist and the communist next time those of you who lean left look to call a conservative a mean name like fascist, think about this, a fascist government controls EVERYTHING...we want government to control ALMOST NOTHING!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Fruits and Nuts? California of course...

I have been reading quite a bit about the new law that the South Dakota legislature has just passed banning abortion. Most of what I am reading is outrage. I just cannot understand it. How is this not an issue that each state should be able to decide for itself? There is a very credible argument that life does indeed begin at conception, and if the majority of South Dakota's citizens want abortion banned than that should be their right. I noticed also that the measure had bipartisan support...very interesting. Some more in the news...a gang of skinheads out in the land of fruit n' nuts ( Cali ) is looking at the death penalty. I think California injects for their death penalty and if thats the case these guys should be put down twice. On the same front that pervert freak in sunny florida just got the news he will flash fry in his own urine when Ol' Sparky lights him up (as soon as he runs through his appeals).
This guy kidnapped an 11 year old girl, raped and killed her...if you ask me there is no "cruel or unusual punishment" for a dirt bag like that. First, he should be immasculated and then slowly tortured until he is begging for death...

Alrighty, on a lighter note.

Those crazy Dems are at it again. Now they want to censure the President. I saw a GREAT quote from Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein today saying that the NSA program that monitors international calls from suspected terrorists is "a very impressive program" and "that very few Senators know the full extent of the program" but "that they would feel better if they did". Maybe she should speak to Senator Fiengold so that he gets off his crazy pills, and stops running the political ploys. people crack me up.