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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

Monday, August 6, 2007

(Mis)Use Our English Language?

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?

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