Archive for April, 2011

April 26, 2011

An immigration solution that will reduce the cost of government !

Thomas G. Brown

Immigration law in Arizona first and foremost violates the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution which states “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” This being said the “solution” that the Arizona Legislature enacted does not really fix the real problem that draws folks over the board to the United States.

The reason for much of illegal immigration has to do with the law of supply and demand. The market is looking for the cheapest and most efficient workforce and the labors/worker is looking for a job that pays better wages than offered in his own country. The employers in the US that hire illegal immigrants do so in order to keep their costs down so that they be competitive with other firms who have outsources to other countries that offer cheaper labor.

Right now US employers are forced by federal and state minimum wage laws and unions to provide benefits and wages that make it impossible to compete with the world labor market. In addition the cost of taxes on the legal employee in terms of Social Security, Medicare, and now the new Health Care system are a huge burden which is lifted if they hire an illegal who does not pay these taxes.

If we attack immigration with the same methods as we did with the “war on alcohol” or the “war on drugs” then we are just increasing the size of an already bloated government and placing even more burden on the citizenry of the US. We must look for a better solution to solve this problem.

What we must do is remove the minimum wages laws and disband the welfare state. This will do two things. First when we get rid of food stamps, Social Security, Medicare, and disability insurance, subsidized housing and other welfare programs. This will insure first and foremost that those folks coming to this country are coming to work and not live off the system.

Doing the above as well as abolishing the minimum wage will also stop the mentality of some Americans who deem jobs beneath them due to the wage they pay. Right now those on welfare programs and unemployment hold out for a better paying job since they are making more money sitting around collecting a check from the government then current jobs available.

Many will say that if we abolish the minimum wage will increase the amount of folks in the working poor category. While this is true if we keep the same fiat currency system that allows inflation to steal the value of your money as it sits in your wallet. We must move to a system that is recognized by the Constitution. A monetary system backed by gold and/or silver. Currency that is backed by a valued commodity such as silver or gold will hold it’s value. An example is as follows:

For example on this subject and how these precious metals hold and maintain their purchasing power over time, let’s go back about 3,000 years during the rein of Cesar in the Roman Empire.

If you walked into a robe maker (tailor) back then with a one a ounce gold coin you could of purchase a robe, tunic, sash, sandals, a walking stick, buy yourself a fine meal, a nights stay at an inn (their term for hotel) and in the morning on your way out of town have enough money to purchase a few goats and sheep. Now let’s fast forward 3,000 years to today’s date. With a one ounce gold coin providing you are a male, you could purchase a nice suit, dress shirt, tie, belt, underwear, socks, shoes, attaché case, have enough money for a nice meal at a pricey restaurant, stay in a beautiful hotel plus have enough money leftover to grab a cab ride home. How can that be you ask? Since gold fluctuates daily on the market, right now it’s running on an average of $670 (June 2007) per ounce, and certain Numismatic Coins are delivering a much higher gains based on their mint, numismatic date and condition. So tell me… based on $670 an ounce for spot gold, can you or can you not receive everything I mentioned above for $670? Of course you can!

So in closing, ending welfare and entitlement programs, abolishing the minimum wage as well as returning to a gold/silver standard will not only reduce the illegal immigration problem but will strengthen the economy and reduce unemployment. Not to mention the reduction in government which will in turn reduce the cost and thus lower our tax burden!!!

April 19, 2011

Obama Should Model JFK

John F. Kennedy gave a great speech on job growth, reducing unemployment and decreasing the national deficit. In 1962 President Kennedy gave this great speech to the Economic Club of New York on how to help create an atmosphere that would help promote growth without the use of the Federal Reserve and it’s printing press. He pointed out that lower tax rates on corporations and individuals which allows those in middle an upper income brackets which would increase purchasing of goods and services and therefore a demand for goods and services and job creation.

He points out that this would help get unemployment of those who are able bodied and willing to work a job which would be virtually zero unemployment. Sadly last week’s speech by President Obama was the exact opposite.

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If you watched this painful excuse for a speech last week points out the opposite that wealthier folks and the middle class have to give more to solve deficit problem. I ask where did this guy get his economic theories a cracker jack box. President Obama then goes on the state that in a depression and war we as a country much like a family going through a hard time use credit to pay for these times. A little credit card debt is not bad thing but when we take on more and more it becomes a burden he states. Then why is he pushing for an increase on the line of credit we have on the Country Credit Card i.e. raising the debt ceiling.

He goes on to state we need to tax more to pay of our debts to help businesses to expand and hire more workers and reduce unemployment. This is the exact opposite of what John Kennedy a President that got many folks to register as a Democrat stated in his speech about protecting the economy and insuring the country’s prosperity.

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April 11, 2011

The Budget Cut That Wasn’t

Thomas G. Brown |

Well problem is solved we have gotten a budget and we have averted disaster. What a great day we cut $38.5 billion form the budget what an accomplishment. Well that is great we cut 0.27% of the $14 Trillion of the deficit. The federal debt increased $54.1 billion in the eight days preceding the deal to cut $38.5 billion in federal spending for the remainder of fiscal year 2011, which runs through September. So let me get this straight we actually spent $15.6 billion during this time so there wasn’t even the modest cut from the overall budget deficit. The debt was $14.2101 trillion on March 30, according to the Bureau of the Public Debt, and $14.2642 on April 7.

Well these fools did nothing this time so what should the do if they are serious about getting the fiscal house in order the next big test will be the debt ceiling vote. Our Congressional Officials could do this by voting no on raising the debt ceiling making government make the truly tough decisions of what programs go and what stays. What is a waste of money and not Constitutional. But sadly very few have the backbone to do so, Ron and Rand Paul and maybe a handful of freshman but by in large the Congress is fills with folks who talk a good game but deliver zip. So what can they do in stead of cutting up the government credit card.

Well, they can pass legislation that would have to go into action before the ceiling could be raised. This legislation would end farm subsidies $5 billion in direct payments (, bring all troops home from Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Germany, North Korea, and all other bases across the world. Ban the bribing of foreign dictators in the form of Foreign Aid $33,946.6 billion in 2009.

These are just a few things Congress could do to show that they are serious about cutting the bloated spending that is threatening to kill this country. We could also cut out subsidies spent on “green energy” which for the most part is not economically viable. If the government truly wanted encourage the free market to invest in more efficent ways to burn fossil fuels and to find alternatives that are low cost and reliable they would make all Reseach and Development spending tax free in additon they would do the same to plant expansion.

The simple act of bringing all the troops home and the end to spending on foreign aid we could use this money to work on infrastructure and allow us to correct some of the financing problems with Social Security and Medicare. These programs have to be slowly unwound and these funds would allow the gradual increase in age of recipients from 65 to 72 for 2013 for all that are 50 and below and then the same increase every year with an aim to end the programs entirely and allow you to keep your money to invest anyway you want.

Hopefully the Supreme Court will rule correctly on the Health Care Bill and rule it Unconstitutional at which point we could really push for real reform which would allow for tax free health care savings accounts, ending mandates on what insurance companies have to cover and allow you to purchase insurance accross state lines. In additon the ability for you to negotiate payments with your doctor directly. None of this insurance dictating the cost of this procedure or that but you and a doctor coming to an agreement on your own. I will write more on health insurance in the coming week as it is something I feel strongly about having spend a large chuck of my life in and out of hospitals due to serious health issues.

Well these are just a few ideas that Congress could put into place if they want any type of creditability. But, I still say the best way to force change in the spending habits of government is to cut up their credit card and vote NO on raising the debt ceiling.

April 6, 2011

TSA we irradiate and feel you up for your protection

We have to put up with sexual assault or exposure to radiation is the only way the average you or I are allowed to get on a plane according to the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Safety Administration and our fine Federal Government. Well last time I checked the 4th Amendment was still applicable and the Federal Government has no right to search you without probable cause. If you don’t remember this amendment here is the complete text. “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

The Federal Government is eroding our unalienable rights day by day in an every increasingly disgusting grab for more and more power. Ever since September 11, 2001 the government has put aside our rights to “protect us from the terrorist”. This brings to mind the excellent quote made by Ben Franklin “Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety,deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Well we allowed to Patriot Act “to be put into law along with many other liberty stripping laws and the latest is the introduction of naked body imaging and sexual assault known as enhanced pat downs in our airports to “protect” us from danger. The only protection we need is from the Federal Governments assault on the Constitution and the American people.

Let’s step back for a minute and not even look at this from an unjust infringement on our 4th Amendment but simply as health issue. The Naked images are obtain by two methods one uses backscatter device, the other is a “millimeter wave” technology device. USA Today recently wrote an article thatTSA reports raise scanner safety concerns. In the article they discuss the inability of officials to determine if the scanners are omitting to much radiation. The government is looking into it but are continuing to use the machines despite concerns. Even doctors have come out stating they would rather get groped then subject themselves to the radiation that is emitted by these machines. In an article by NaturalNews titled Medical doctors speak out about why they avoid naked body scanners at airports. With the uncertainty of the safety and doctors who know about radiation and what it can do to the body opting out why would you want to subject yourself to this health risk that is imposed on you by the Federal Government.

Well, you ask what is my alternative right now it is to opt out and have the enjoyment of being subject to an “enhanced pat down”. This pat down if done by anyone else except for some reason a TSA agent would be considered sexual assault. These folks who are doing these searches of you and your child’s bodies are surely good decent people just doing a job right? Wrong you can look in the newspapers and find that more an more of these folks are being arrested for assault or worst molestation of a minor. I looked at just a few such articles about TSA agents. In Boston former TSA agent Dwayne Valerio was arrested on five counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault. The worst part if it could get any worst was the victim was a child.
A TSA official in Boston was arrested for Sexual Assault
I another TSA official Rolando Negrin a screener at Miami International was arrested for assualting a co-worker who told jokes that enraged him.
The joke was about the size of his um “junk” when the co-worker observed when going through training on the full body scanning machines. Another officer was
TSA officer Charged with Molesting minor in Orlando, FL. Charles Bennett was arrested for molesting a girl who was 12 at the time of the attack is now 15. He even went on to state he wanted to make her his sex slave. Now if this type of sleazy behavior was not enough some TSA officers have even been caught stealing from folks.
TSA Agent Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Money From Disabled Person at Checkpoint. Leroy Ray allegedly went into the woman’s bag and stole $400 when it was sent through the X-Ray machine. This is not an isolated incident as there have been 40 plus more agent caught stealing from indirectly or from their luggage. January of this year a officer stole $40,000 from a
passenger’s luggage as they thought he was a drug dealer and thought he wouldn’t complain. Well these two idiots Davon Webb, 30, and Persad Coumar, 36,where wrong. While I’m on the subject just having a large about of money($180,000) does not mean your are doing anything illegal despite what the government will tell you. Read Article here

In March a security office at the Kona Airport in Hawaii was arrested in a sting for stealing from what she though was a Japanese tourist. Dawn Nikole Keka robbed the undercover agent when her wallet which was in a backpack went through the X-Ray machine. Article Here Several lawsuits have been brought and now former Govenor and Navy Seal
Jesse Ventura has brought his own. He has had to endure the assults more frequently since he travels a lot more since he started his new TV show “Conspiracy Theories”. Hopefully this will start a revisiting this issue. These are just a few reasons that we should check government power as the saying goes “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” So I ask you to get your local and state officals to stop the abuses by the TSA and the Federal government and it’s eroding of our right. In addition write and call your Congressmen and get them to stop this by ending this rouge agency and it’s parent Homeland Security. Do it now while your still allowed to complain about and to the folks in DC!

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April 4, 2011

Two years later what have you done for us lately Mr. President

Thomas G. Brown |

The President looks like he will start campaign for office as early as today. Obama announce re-election bid as early as Monday

Well a full two years later and where has our country gone since Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. He was not my selection for President as I disagreed with his views on economic issues as well as his group rights versus individual rights. I also didn’t trust that he was going to stick to his foreign policy stance that was to promote peace through non-aggression and all had to cling to when he was inaugurated as the 44th President. Let’s take a look at some of his quotes and statements when he was running for office in 2008.

Fist let’s take a look at how he stood then on the issue of the Unconstitutional detention center know as Camp Delta down at Quantanamo Bay. Here is a statement from a few days before his swearing into office. “We are going to close Guantánamo and we are going to make sure that the procedures we set up are ones that abide by our constitution,” Mr Obama said. “We will send a message to the world that we are serious about our values.” UK Times January 13, 2009

Well this may have been a one time statement but he campaigned on this and to show that here are a few more statements about shutting down the detention Center. But hey here is yet another statement about shutting down Guantanamo.

“We´re going to close Guantanamo…We´re going to lead by example-by not just word but deed. That´s our vision for the future.” Which he stated on the campaign trail American Chronicle

But, his action on this issue is a complete opposite of these statements. In fact just one day ago it was outlined in an LA Times Article
that the President despite statements on the campaign trail has flipped and has decided to keep it open indefinitely. “Last month, President Obama reversed a campaign promise and announced plans to keep prisoners at Guantanamo indefinitely. Congress has blocked moving any prisoners from the Cuba detention center to this country, even for a trial. And the high court’s decision in June 2008 has been rendered all but meaningless because appellate judges ruled these prisoners held without trial had no right to be released.

And now, after the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens, a series of new appeals seeking the attention of the Supreme Court as soon as Monday may be doomed. It takes five votes to have a majority, and because Justice Elena Kagan has recused herself from these cases, the liberal bloc is not likely to find a fifth vote.”

Well maybe this was something he had no ability to do without Congress maybe we can give him the benefit of the doubt. Let’s look at his record on the War in Iraq. didn’t he state during the campaign that he was “against it from the beginning.”

Here he defines it a little better by stating that combat troops will be out as of the summer of 2110. Well that has gone by now an it is a year later. Guess what we are still there fighting. To not call the folks in Iraq combat troops is like changing the name of a rose. The rose is still the same thing it just goes under a new name.

The clip above has Obama stating the truth that every six months George Bush kept coming out with statements about needing more time and only if we spent more money and blood we would win this war. Well Mr. President it looks like you are using the same tactics that you condemned the previous administration of using so why is it o.k. for for you but not others.

Now lets talk about the present war that he unilaterally took us into with Libya. Here is what a Constitutional Scholar from Cornell University thought about the actions.

Michael Dorf, a constitutional law expert and a professor of law at Cornell University, has said that US President Barack Obama’s decision to take military action in Libya is unconstitutional.

He pointed out that conflict in Libya is unconstitutional because Obama has failed to seek Congressional approval. Under the US constitution, Congressional approval is required for declarations of war.

U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973 made the Libya action valid under international law, but compliance with international law does not automatically ensure compliance with the Constitution.

“Although the President was not required to seek a formal declaration of war, the assignment of powers in the Constitution suggests that some form of legislative consent was necessary,” said Dorf.

He further said that accoring to many observers the unilateral military action by Obama is a necessary accommodation to the demands for quick, decisive action in the field of international relations.

But the Congress clearly thinks otherwise as reflected in the War Powers Resolution of 1973. It makes clear that except in cases of an attack on the U.S. or its armed forces, the President must seek prior approval from Congress, Dorf added. (ANI)

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Here is what Congressman and hopfully Presidental candidate Ron Paul (TX-R) stated on an interview late last month with Elliot Spitzer when asked to “explain why you don’t think what’s going on in Libya, or, for that matter, the rest of North Africa is any of our business.” According to Paul: “I don’t think they are up front with this. It is said that we are going there for humanitarian reasons. But have you ever noticed around the world, there are a lot of humanitarian problems. One, in gross abuse of rights, was in Rwanda. We didn’t care too much about that.

There’s abuse of demonstrators all through the Middle East right now. But — it’s being done by governments that we endorse. There are friendly dictators. So, I think they are being disingenuous when they say this is a mission for humanitarianism. It’s probably more related to oil than anything else.”

I can go on further but you get my point that our current President is no less a war hawk then our previous ones. So when you see Obama start his campaign for the 2012 election please keep in mind that he has failed on his mission of shutting down the war in Iraq, our Detention Centers and promoting peace through diplomacy.