Monday, January 19, 2009

I Thought We Were on the Brink of a Deppression

"The price tag for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration gala is expected to break records, with some estimates reaching as high as $150 million. Despite the bleak economy, however, Democrats who called on President George W. Bush to be frugal four years ago are issuing no such demands now that an inaugural weekend of rock concerts and star-studded parties has begun."[complete article]

This doesn't surprise me whatsoever. Just another proof that Washington is all about money and not about what the Constitution set it up to be. Obama in an interview with George Stephanopoulos says, "Everybody's going to have to give," Obama said. "Everybody's going to have to have some skin in the game." [link for article]

I guess Obama and all his parties won't have to give as much, or at least not until the inauguration is over...

Statism at its "Best"

"...7,500 active-duty soldiers, 10,000 National Guard troops and 25,000 law-enforcement officers..." [complete article]

That's a total of 42,500 armed government officials prowling the streets of Washingon. This disturbs me greatly. Since when did active-duty soldiers start becoming a private security force. I always thought that was prohibited. Oh yes, but I keep forgetting, the government is not really prohibited from doing anything, only us citizens. How many private citizens do you think will be allowed to carry openly or concealed in Washington?

Let's not even get into the enormous cost to state and federal budgets this will cause. Even though the economy is in the worst shape it has been in, arguably, since pre-WWII. But that's OK, it's for the benefit of the citizens, who will be allowed to "marvel" at the show of "splendor" and of "power" that the government will display for them.

Personally, I will be at home reloading...

Quote for the Day

"The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought." -- Samuel Adams