A good friend of mine was enraptured upon hearing that Donald Trump might run for the presidency. And he was shattered when it was disclosed a few days ago that Trump has decided to stay out of the race. Before my friend sang Trump’s praises, the object of his enthusiasm was Mitt Romney.
When Peter G. Peterson sold his interest in his investment company the Blackstone Group in 2007, he took $1 billion of his gains to fund his foundation, which has concentrated on creating awareness of the dangers of deficits and the national debt in the United States. One of his recent grantees is The Heritage Foundation, which was tasked with the challenge of developing a plan and a strategy to put the country back on a sustainable and responsible fiscal path. Similar grants were given to The American Enterprise Institute, the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Center for American Progress, the Economic Policy Institute, and the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network.
I am a fan of hanging the Ten Commandments (and the other great fundamentals of the Judeo-Christian moral system) back up in every public school showcase, every “hall of liberty,” or more to the point, in every public classroom right beside the American Flag so that they might be memorized, discussed, and lived by teachers and students alike as students and teachers once were free to do … and did do, because they understood the connection between a truly religious and moral people and liberty.
The essence of Gangster Government was summed by a comment President Barack Hussein Obama made in October, 2010:
We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.
Prices at gas pumps are at some of the highest levels ever and rising. Americans want answers. In particular they want the names and numbers of those to blame. To answer that question perhaps they should simply consult the phone book or look in the mirror. Because the main culprits in the rising gas prices aren't necessarily members of OPEC, but the American people who support policies that block new drilling and the building of new refineries on American soil. It's that simple.