If you support our national security issues, you may love and appreciate the United States of America, our Constitution with its’ freedoms, and our American flag.
If you support and practice our fiscal issues, you may value worldly possessions.
If you support and value our social issues, you may love Judeo-Christian values.
If you support and practice all these values, that is all good; an insignia of “Wisdom” . - Oscar Y. Harward
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Monday, August 27, 2007
………“You do solemnly swear that you will support the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the state of _______, and that you will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of _______, during the term for which you have been elected (or appointed), so help you God”.
We are taught throughout life beginning with elementary school the “Pledge of Allegiance” to our American Flag. Further, along in life, we are taught the “Oath of Office” for “all elected officials for public office” and many appointed persons to other public offices.
Many of us have served in different branches of the US Military of our United States, to represent our US Flag and the freedoms that it symbolizes. We are to appreciate the elected officials from our local governments through and including our President of the United States. Hundreds of thousands of men and women throughout America and the world have lost their lives on the battlefields supporting the Democratic Republic of the United States and our American flag, which represents our government and its people. Those lost on the battlefield are the silent ones who cannot speak to us. Successors must support and represent their cause. Most of us were willing to give our own life, if necessary, to the American flag and our Democratic Republic of Government. What has happened along the way in the last few years? Radical activists are allowed to stomp on our US Flag and more, even to burn it; all in the name of “free speech”.
Many radical elected and appointed officials, all across America, are now deciding to support and/or ignore the Constitution of the United States as they see fit. On a daily basis, we receive reports where elected officials all across America, from city mayors, governors, to members of the US Congress, US Senate, and even the states’ Judiciary and Federal Judiciary who are failing to enforce the laws in the local states General Statutes, and/or the US Code and Statutes of the United States. It is as if these individuals choose to accept or deny their laws as they themselves may personally see fit. Federal judges in the US Judiciary are choosing to make law, rather than interpret the law. Any study will substantiate a whole majority of these elected and/or appointed officials are activist registered Democrats. Again, what has happened? It is not only registered Democrats. A few of these radical activists are registered Republicans.
All public officials should evoke and honor the Jaycee Creed, “That government should be of laws rather than of men;……”. Laws to protect our population from the lawless must be protected.
America must awaken, become more informed, get committed to the cause, and help right the wrongs.
America is depending on you! God Bless America!
Oscar Y. Harward
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Our Social Security:
Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:
1.) That participation in the Program would be completely voluntary.
2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual incomes into the Program.
3.) That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year.
4.) That the money the participants put into the independent "Trust Fund" rather than into the general operating fund, and therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other government program.
5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income. Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month, and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to "put away", you may be interested in the following:
Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the Independent "Trust Fund" and put it into the General fund so that Congress could spend it?
A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the Democrat controlled House and Senate.Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?A: The Democrat Party.
Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?
A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the "tie-breaking" deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the US.
Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants? AND MY
A: That's right! Jimmy Carter and the Democrat Party. Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive Social Security payments! The Democrat Party gave these payments to them, even though they never paid a dime into it!
Then, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away! And the worst part about it is many uninformed citizens believe it!
Oscar Y. Harward
Monday, August 13, 2007
In the next weeks and months, I will be addressing the direction on some political, educational, and economic differences between Anson and Union County. Rep. Pryor Gibson (D-Anson) has brought the public interest as he pampered and/or railroaded “his legislation” through the NC General Assembly concerning the election of Union County Commissioners. I trust the local media will permit me to make a case of my views on these issues.
All three of our local members of Union County’s legislations in the NC General Assembly and all five UC Commissioners opposed Rep. Gibson’s legislation.
Being born in Wadesboro, NC, grown-up in the Burnsville community of Anson County, and graduating from Anson High School, there is now, as has been for many years, much of my interest in the differences between the two aforementioned counties. I will be addressing the “facts” along with a “personal political analysis”. I will not participate in “personal life” issues on this matter.
The issues we will be addressing include: What has Rep. Gibson done as a “legislator” in the NC General Assembly in his more than sixteen years to reduce the flight of Anson County’s graduated high school and college talent? As the Anson County “Democrat Party Chairman”, what has Rep. Gibson done as a “legislator” in the NC General Assembly to reduce the flight of Anson County’s graduated high school and college talent? What has happened to any expanding economy in Anson County?
As we address these issues, I hope you will find these “issues” to be receptive, enlightening, and honorable questions. As we proceed along, I believe you will agree with me that Anson County’s citizens may deserve better.
Oscar Y. Harward
Monday, August 6, 2007
|It appears Democrat leaders on Capitol Hill have an entire staff that includes one specific job. It is titling “legislation”, make it sound positive for the news media and Americans, even if the titled legislation is somewhat misleading. Do the Democrats misuse our English language? I think so.|
My Example #1 of titled legislation now on Capitol Hill includes H.R. 2776 - “Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007,” and H.R. 3221 – “New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security, and Consumer Protection Act” both certainly fits this description.
Please, do not be confused. The name is as energizing as a cup of coffee on a winter morning. This titled legislation sounds as if everyone would want for in our America. Not so. The American Conservative Union (A.C.U.) says, “These bills are designed to strangle our domestic energy industry – electric utilities, oil and gas companies, and coal producers – making the U.S. more dependent on foreign energy sources and driving up the price of gasoline, diesel fuel, natural gas and electricity”.
While America may now have more oil reserves than other countries as Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, and others, the US Congress continues to refuse the oil companies to drill and tap these reserves. Gasoline prices continue to rise placing economic pressure on all American consumers, especially the elderly and ones on fixed incomes. It makes you wonder whose side the Democrat leaders on Capitol Hill are on!
The A.C.U. goes on to say “Together these two legislative tomes contain 888 pages of: New regulations designed to shut down energy production in the U.S. Lockdowns on access to the vast quantities of oil and gas available on federal lands and off-shore. Tens of billions of dollars in new energy taxes that will be paid for by consumers – you and me! Tens of billions of dollars in new federal spending on pipedream scams under the guise of promoting “alternatives.” The bills even contain a provision to give $1 billion of U.S. taxpayer money to foreign countries to help them develop “alternatives!”
Example #2, I ask you to remember what is being called the “Fairness Doctrine” The name itself sounds as refreshing as a large glass full of ice water on a hot, oppressive, summer day. Here again, do not be hoodwinked.
Democrats Republicans on Capitol Hill know that America is tuned in, listening to, and responding to so many radio talk show hosts alike to Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Michael Reagan, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Neal Boortz, and many others. Most Democrats and a few Republicans do not like that. These leaders in Washington want censure your access to Conservative talk radio, change your dial, and/or turn it off even though America continues to reject the empty, liberal message.
Example #3, H.R. 3159 is titled “Ensuring Military Readiness Through Stability and Predictability Deployment Policy Act of 2007”. Who would question the stability and predictability of our US military deployment? Here again, do not be deceived. This legislation allows our Congress to mandate the deployment, or opposite thereof, of our US military as they, the US Congress chooses, rather than the Executive Branch and the US military. The Reid/Pelosi team refuses to believe they are not the President of the United States or Secretary of Defense. The Reid/Pelosi team with others following on Capitol Hill are determined to “run their show” their way, even if their show is contradictory to the Constitution of the United States.
In summary, maybe the Democrats on Capitol Hill should employ the talents of O.J. Simpson, as he is skillful at titling a name, which is so positive, in his own mind. Their titling of legislation is as deceptive as the new book, “If I Did It, Here's How It Happened” by O.J. Simpson. Fortunately, the Goldman family has won the rights of these manuscripts, and has suggested changing the title to “I Did It” by O.J. Simpson or possibly "Confessions of a Double Murderer." If I remember earlier, O.J. was a donor to Democrat Party candidates and/or the Democrat National Committee.
When will the leaders on Capitol Hill get openly honest and stop misusing the English language?