It was just announced that Margaret Thatcher died at the age of 87. This lady was one of my heroes. She was courageous, daring, and smart. As Prime Minister of Great Britain she worked with President Reagan to bring about the end of the Soviet Union. That was their gift to the world. My favorite Margaret Thatcher quote continues to be, “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” Thatcher will be missed and the world is a better place for her having been here.
Our very own junior league president is trying to deal with a bloated budget mostly of his own making. A couple of items he is said to be considering is changing the way Social Security cost of living increases are figured. Under his plan those increases would be much lower. He also proposes lowering payments to Medicare providers. What this all means is that he proposes balancing the budget on the backs of senior citizens. You will remember it was the democrats under Lyndon Johnson who stole the entire Social Security fund in order to “balance the budget” a few years ago. They replaced the money they stole with I.O.Us. Had they left the fund alone to grow, recipients would be receiving much larger payments today with their future being much more secure. Now the democrats want to do further damage to seniors. To all Members of Congress, leave my money alone. Fix your mess with some other source, like foreign aid, or grants to study owls or the sex habits of cross-eyed lemmings.
The United Nations has passed their gun control treaty. It is clear the intent is to disarm the United States. If this nonsense is ratified by our Senate, it will destroy our second amendment, period. It is also clear to me that these little third world countries which make up the bulk of the UN are trying to lessen America’s influence in the world. Any Senator who votes to ratify this silly treaty should be immediately removed from office and never allowed to return. The great state of Texas has already written a letter to Obama advising him that if the so-called treaty is ratified, they will file a lawsuit to prevent it from ever becoming the law of this country. Don’t mess with Texas.
We lost another Foreign Service worker this week. She was murdered by a bunch of goat herders in Afghanistan. You know there was a time when killing a US citizen in a foreign country was met with swift and certain retaliation. There was a time when the US was feared. Alas no more. There isn’t enough testosterone in Washington to grow whiskers, let alone reproductive body parts.
Colorado and Connecticut have passed laws which will virtually guarantee them financial problems which they cannot even imagine. The hunting industry is a major contributor to Colorado’s bottom line. That will completely disappear with their new gun control laws. Both of these states will be boycotted by the reasonable citizens of America. Gun and ammunition manufacturers are looking for more gun friendly states in which to operate. Some of these more liberal states who are offending the second amendment will definitely feel the pinch.
Sooner or later state and federal legislators will come to realize who really is in charge, and it’s not them. Laws passed which violate the Constitution or are otherwise illegal will not be obeyed or enforced. A group of some 350 sheriffs have sent a letter to Congress informing them laws interfering with the second amendment will not be enforced. Basically we are traveling on some pretty scary ground here. Time will tell just how scary.
Ron Scarbro April 10, 2013