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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Friday, December 7, 2007
General Election 2008, As I See It Today!
Polls, by large numbers, show Americans continue to say: 1. Seal the border to stop illegal immigration. 2. Build the fence to continue to stop illegal immigration. 3. Remove illegal immigrants, wherever they come from. Americans welcome legal immigration; however, we must know who, where, why, and how others are coming from and what they intend to do. This is a very simple course of action. Americans do not want to give away the values so many American military members have served and died while protecting our American flag, our US Constitution, and our individual freedoms.
With oil prices approaching $100.00 a barrel and gas prices at the pump approaching $3.00 per gallon and more, and while some predict gas prices to reach upward to as much as $4.00 per gallon and more, gasoline and oil prices will be prevalent to all consumers. America must become independent from the OPEC nations. While American science is developing substitutes for gasoline, it is time for the Democrats on Capitol Hill to support drilling for additional oil resources in ANWAR and others areas of our United States. Alternative energy may be a long-term solution, but it is long term. Instead, we hear that we have an “addiction to oil”. One report suggests our US has more untapped oil reserves underground than Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Libya, or Iran. If that is true, why will the Democrats on Capitol Hill not support our American consumers?. Here again, Democrats are supporting the OPEC nations while voting against the American consumers. It must be noted that this is a national security issue as well. It is simply irresponsible not to develop supplies that are more domestic at this time. Americans need relief now!
The easy scapegoat is “Big Oil”. However, that is a red herring. Big oil is profiting of course, but if you pour all of their profits back into the system, it would really only amount to a few pennies per gallon. The real profiteer on higher prices is State and Federal Government.
In addition to excessive taxes on each gallon of gas, the government has further driven up the cost through regulation of formulas; restricting the building of new refineries; and restricting the exploration of new supplies. The blame should be placed squarely on government regulation.
Oil and gasoline prices are not being controlled by conventional supply and demand, but by artificial factors such as the US Government’s refusal to create more supply and OPEC nations mandating output levels that maximize profits. Gasoline prices are driving up all other consumer prices also. Prices of consumer goods are relevant to delivery cost of gasoline and oil prices. Gasoline prices touch every part of our lives. Not only is it needed for day-to-day transportation to school, the doctor, work, etc., it is also vital in manufacturing products and transporting the goods to market.
As for Election 2008, right now, the Democrats on Capitol Hill are beginning to start comparing the prices of gasoline at the pump from when President George Bush was elected and as to the prices today, when in fact, it is the Democrats on Capitol Hill who have voted on several different times to disallow more drilling in ANWAR and others locations. As we speak, Cuba is drilling in the Atlantic Ocean closer to our American soil than the Democrats will allow American companies to drill. Does that make common sense to you?
Terrorism must be fought and won wherever it appears. If Americans and other allied forces pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan, Israel will be the next country for terror to attack with an effort to destroy Israel as a nation. All Israelis, and other freedom loving people around the world, should take a hard look as to where the Capitol Hill Democrats are leading us.
As we speak, it appears the “surge” in Iraq and other victories in Afghanistan are being won. General David Petraeus and his team are to be commended for their leadership. The majority Capitol Hill Democrats should still apologize and personally disassociate themselves to the earlier advertisement by MoveOn.org which referred to General Petraeus as “Betrayed Petraeus”. Hopefully, as year 2008 continues, our military will be able to turn over most responsibilities to these respective governments and stand by merely as a backup support system for a Democratic Republic system of government. We must win this war for all freedom loving people of the world.
Any “gang” activity should be added to any Federal and State “Terrorism” and “Hate Crime” legislation. “Breaking and Entering” to harm any occupant or steal any possessions of the occupant while occupied in homes should be a crime carrying an increased penalty and adding even more when a firearm, of any other weapon, is in the possession of any of the person(s) participating in the breaking and entering.
“Snitching” seems to be associated to gang and/or other criminal activity. Any verbal or physical bluffing, threats, or any other threats and/or warnings of threats toward any individual participating in any effort to solve any crime must become unlawful and dealt with severely, accordingly.
The largest “silent issue” of Election 2008 is the fear of radical Islamic teachings and practicing of their own children and others that all members of the Judeo-Christian community, including Americans and Israelis are “infidels” and must be destroyed. It is time for each and every member within the Muslim community around the world to openly speak out defying these teachings.
Members in the Judeo-Christian community seem to be searching for candidate leaders whom will return America to “old time” values of yesterday. The ACLU lawyers are legally attacking and attempting to destroy our Churches, our schools, our communities, and other groups such as the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, or any other organization who inserts Judeo-Christian values. We are getting some newer legal help to stop the attacks. The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) www.alliancedefensefund.org, along with Liberty Counsel @ www.lc.org are example organizations stepping up to the place, and fighting and winning court cases against the ACLU. It is imperative that we help with our resources (money) to help these groups continue to win the fights.
Finally, we must support candidates who will support and appoint other nominees who currently do so, and will be determined to support Judeo-Christian values. It seems many on Capitol Hill seem to disavow the values on which our US Constitution was founded upon. A lesson could be learned to read and understand more writings of the authors of this precious document. We must restore all our original founders’ values.
God Bless America!
Oscar Y. Harward