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Let's look at some of the facts.
Someone put A LOT of work into this --- I'm republishing it here for two reasons:
1) To keep it as a resource.
2) For YOU to have as a resource too.
Let's look at some of the facts.
Looking forward to the anti-gun nuts losing it over this new development!
“Photos of the world’s first 3D printed gun were discovered on the AR-15.com, a forum for firearms enthusiasts and supporters of gun rights. The creator, who goes by the username HaveBlue, assembled the weapon by combining the body of a normal .22 caliber pistol with that of a printed plastic version of the lower receiver used in AR-15 assault rifles (similar to the military’s M16). HaveBlue then tested out the creation by successfully firing 200 rounds without any signs of malfunction or complications, according to a post on the web site.
HaveBlue documents his gunsmithing process in such a detailed way, it might be a bit unnerving for some folks. With little more than a Stratasys 3D printer, a $30 batch of plastic resin and printing specifications available on the internet, the user was able to produce several of the necessary working parts. A step-by-step blueprint for making your own AR-15 lower receiver can also be found on Thingiverse.
While only one part of the gun was actually ”printed,” the lower receiver is the critical piece that enables the weapon to fire. It includes the bolt, trigger and the magazine, where ammunition is stored. Thats why under the American Gun Control Act, it’s this lower part that constitutes an operational gun and thus is heavily regulated.” (SmartPlanet, 2012)
The issue which arises now is that if anyone with a 3D printer can manufacture this part themselves or, as my previous report found, can purchase firearms freely using underground websites, what good would any form of “gun control” be?
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I am a true Optimist, but must say a bit jaded when it comes to the wounded warrior “big brands” taking in all the benefits of the media campaigns currently under way when there are over 400,000 other groups that are doing the work that no one will ever know about. Primarily because they don’t get the media attention! However, I am really happy to see Hollywood and the VA step up to take a stand for Veteran issues in general. They are starting at the top by partnering with Celebrities, the media and Facebook. After all, its not a partisan issue we are dealing with here. Facts are, if we can’t take care of our troops who are killing themselves everyday, how can we expect a volunteer military for any of us! Its clear to anyone who takes a minute to learn about how this 7% of the population lives, that ALL military families sacrifice pursuits that the rest of us take for granted in order to support our country’s defense.
Now, I’m not a hater of the almighty dollar (and I’m rooting for its robust return to power) but let me just say that it can get in the way of doing the right thing. While saying WE support Veterans, it’s a far different thing to put the money where the work is actually getting done. However, when they do…it makes them look like even bigger rock stars, if they can find a way to leverage it properly.
WE GIVE HOPE THAT BY JOINING FORCES WE ARE TRULY HELPING OUR VETERAN COMMUNITY BY BRINGING THEM TOGETHER, TO HELP EACH OTHER.
Our team of “World’s Best” competitive shooters, trainers, skydivers and special forces legends help our nations wounded war fighters feel alive again within a grateful community, some which we organize at the US Veteran Corps and the NC- USO. These are just an example of the people whom they are comfortable and corporations and celebrities can help sponsor our events, or their own… with a little help and expert planning by my team. Everyone has to remember that the veteran community is a niche market because their experiences are only truly understood by those who have “been there…done that!”
Then to have a chat over lunch with a famous Navy SEAL sniper and head out onto the range with the General who trained him, as well as, every other SEAL out there now…. The talk about what they ALL experienced in theater…PRICELESS!
So while I am very thankful that Mrs. Obama and the Hollywood celebrities are hopping on board the Veteran train…..
My hope is that when groups like mine reach out and offer a solution, that they will be willing to see that there are many ways to help themselves and our wounded war fighters while keeping that Veteran train fueled so it can keep going on and on and on, because the problems aren’t going to just disappear from more money spent on “public service announcements” to raise awareness, its done by bringing their community together.
There is a WIN/WIN/WIN solution that helps all Veterans and can benefit Celebrities and Corporations, alike. Now tell me I am NOT an Optimist!
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My maiden name is Marquardt.
Its German descent but a familiar last name to Samoans, thanks to WWI Germans exploiting trade and making babies there in Samoa. In the N.County area of San Diego, Ca. where I grew up, there was a group of Marquardt’s who were on our rival football team. I went to Vista High with our own Samoan hero, legendary Colorado University quarterback, Sal Aunese (RIP). Sal would joke with the his O’side brothers to be nice to me because I was one of them. One day someone on the Oceanside team started the joke that I was their ‘albino Samoan girl’. A mascot of sorts. I couldn’t argue with that.
Players who surfed, including Junior, would see me out in the water and were always super friendly. The competition for waves was always fierce especially for me as a teenage girl, but they would shelter me from oncoming posers threatening to run over the little albino Samoan girl or snaking all my waves. I was blessed to learn how to surf in their presence, riding waves in Oceanside Harbor the Pier or Buccaneer Beach breaks. I always loved them and a handful of other good guys, who gave me that gift growing up. They were some of the best times of my life.
People thought Junior Seau was so lucky. But he really sacrificed his life to rise above the beach loving, party throwing, rowdy, church going crowd…just to be able to go back to them again as the same guy that left, or so many had thought. On his journey, he made us cheer for the Chargers even when they sucked and took what still seemed to be our small town, into the Football Hall of Fame. For that we are all grateful as he came back and used his fame to help the at-risk youth and Marines of our community and created the Junior Seau Foundation.
In his retirement, Junior could be found on any given morning in front of his beach house doing CrossFit exersizes with local Marines, surfers, housewives, the postal carrier, whomever wanted to get down and dirty on the sand and be motivated by and become motivation for, this NFL legend. It was a gift he freely gave to his neighborhood just south of Oceanside Pier on the strand. A perfect view and some of the best surf in the area was his backyard and he loved it there playing his ukulele and his spirit channeling his Samoan island ancestors. Over the years, the Pier became home to gang-bangers and there was even an occasional murder, but for the most part people like Junior are what kept it clean, safe and under watch. It’s a safe bet that nothing would get by Junior, if he saw it happening.
Life seemed good for Junior Seau. He had a beautiful girlfriend Mary, who lived with him, took care of his business, made sure he remembered appointments and was devoted to him, he had kids that he loved and was so proud of his daughters on ‘The Wave’ volleyball team. He traveled to her events and was a saving grace for the volleyball Dads who were needing a major testosterone infusion on these girls trips, or a little ukulele entertainment. I think is safe to say is that Junior was the kind of guy with such a huge heart, that to disappoint those he loved or who looked up to him, carried guilt that couldn’t be shaken.
But there was a growing element to his personality that wasn’t like him. Eventually it became evident in behaviors he was exhibiting. He and Mary had a fight and a domestic disturbance call was made which threw him into the Vista jail. The next day he drove his car off the cliff in Carlsbad. We all knew it was a cry for help. Apparently, Mitchell the former Chargers pastor was counseling him. While Christian counseling is all well and good, I doubt very seriously that Mitchell knew what he was dealing with nor was he trained to see the signs of the psychological impact of TBI. Junior took many hard hits over the years, and for the most part, you just don’t get into the Football Hall of Fame without them. Fact is, brain injury leaves a lasting impression and needs very specific treatment and attention in counseling.
My father, was an All American Quarterback, he told me of this years ago when we saw football stars falling down in the public eye. Sometimes they turned to drugs and as we watched other local players (Carlsbad you know who I’m thinking of..) make it to the NFL, only to be struck down by these injuries and poor coping skills. The alpha male types don’t often reach out for help until they hit rock bottom. Usually jail time, or worse. Junior had hit rock bottom on that car ride to the Vista jail. That was NOT the Junior Seau in his mind…he was not a criminal…he didn’t hurt or scare people.
He may have been thinking things that I hear from veterans suffering from the same…What have I become? She would be better off without my sorry self…all I am is a burden and it’s getting worse. I could carry on about all the reasons that I think Junior’s head injuries played the major role in his suicide. But the thing that made it clear to me was the message we got. It could have been his last thought when he pulled that trigger to the heart, just like his friend did who wanted to save his brain for research. I don’t think it could be any more transparent to us all, unless there was a note.
For now, I can claim to be at least a partial TBI subject matter expert. Starting with the fact that at age 15 my best friend was in a coma for two weeks and I moved in and helped her to rehabilitate, she had to re-learn walking, talking, adding, subtracting, common sense, just about everything came back at an accelerated pace, except many things that Junior also had issue with…short term memory, social reasoning issues with impulse and anger control and I’m sure there were others that if he had been getting treatment, an expert would have been able to diagnose. These are parts of the brain controlled in the frontal or occipital lobes and are also the parts that would be bruised by being tossed around in your skull.
I eventually pursued a degree in psychology sparked by that experience and began mental health testing on combat veterans, as well as, several years working for State of Ga. in Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Office of Intake and Evaluation writing reports on mental status, medical, social and environmental histories.
My jobs have made me privy to personal information by interview, observation and instinct. People have different symptoms, but I could tell you from just talking to those who cared for him, Juniors head trauma presented as typical of a brain injury in the frontal and occipital lobes, a progressive deterioration with age (common) with impulsive, angry outbursts, very difficult to control and the resulting psychological impact is guilt and depression. A ton of guilt because a guy like Junior thought he had to always be in control…but he was out of control with his emotions and was hurting the people he loved.
I could see how he may have rationalized what a lot of veterans that are suicidal believe, that he was …”More of a burden than a help….. Would be better off dead with the insurance money then to have to deal with me…Its never going to get better, only worse.”
This story is so familiar to us who work with suicidal veterans and who understand the TBI that our troops are coming home with. So many not properly diagnosed and can be labeled as PTSD, Bi-Polar Disorder NOS or have a concussion on record but tell others they are OK and don’t get the diagnosis. Unfortunately, what finally brings the actual brain injury to our attention can be a mental illness a progressive disease, like Parkinsons, just think about Muhammad Ali , another disability or suicide. Today, veteran suicide is literally an epidemic that people don’t know how to prevent. That is why its my top priority when helping assist wounded warriors with resources and dream trips that will pull them out of that deep figure 8 track of poor self-image and depression.
I will continue to try to bring the epidemic to people’s attention because this is why we are losing more of our young men to suicide than we did in war. OVER 18 per day and that is just the recorded suicides, not the ones by Cop or extreme activities. Their ages are 27 and under, on average.
If we can’t take care of our young men who have been ordered to do things that we cannot even fathom in our worst dreams, then why would anyone want to volunteer for the military? For the most part, Americans are clueless to how these invisible wounds effect so many lives until something like this happens and I know that Junior, having given so much to the troops, would want us to use his story to help them and sports athletes suffering the same, in his death.
Is brain injury linked to the suicide of Junior Seau? (ABC News article)
This albino samoan says YES….it could actually be the biggest issue.
Rest in peace Junior. I picture you on the endless wave where we will all meet again one day….. and this time, I’ll be tan.
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Today we’ve lost a true man of action. A man of his word. Someone who truly wanted to promote people and the news from the conservative point of view. His friends and patriots who are left behind are grieving the loss. You may know my friend Benjamin Smith from my posts. He was very encouraged by Andrew. Please support Benjamin, Debbie Lee, Dustin and Kevin in all their endeavors in order to help us keep his voice alive.
GUN OWNERS CAME OUT TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE COMPANY WHO HAS NOT CAVED IN TO THE GROWING PRESSURE PUT ON RETAIL CHAINS TO JOIN STORES LIKE CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN AND PEAT’S COFFEE (boycott them…hint, hint) WHO BAN OPEN CARRY IN THEIR AT THEIR STORES EVEN WHEN IN THE 43 STATES IT IS LEGAL .
“These guys want Starbucks to act as their surrogate, to push this social bigotry against gun owners, and I think the gun owners have responded rather well,” Workman said. “The gun guys are willing to put their money where their mouth is, while the anti-gun guys are trying to take money away from Starbucks. Now if I was in business, if I was Howard Schultz, I would sit back and think, ‘Guess whose side I’m on? Not the people who are taking my business away.’”
The typical emotionally evoking leftist argument was given by the “Chief of the Ignorant” with unfounded statements such as;
“Starbucks allowing guns to be carried in thousands of their stores significantly increases everyone’s risk of being a victim of gun violence,” Elliot Fineman, head of the Chicago-based council, said in a press release announcing the boycott.
FORTUNATELY, PRO 2ND AMENDMENT PEOPLE AND GUN OWNERS PREVAILED
“Most of the visible action Tuesday seemed to be on the buycott side of things, though, as gun groups across the country urged their members to show up at Starbucks — not necessarily with their weapons — and spend!”
by: Amy Carducci
This week two stories caught my attention in the media because they featured women and guns. This is a subject close to my heart for obvious reasons. One story delighted my heart while the second story angered me in the tone and misuse of terms. As we all know firearms in the liberal media often are portrayed as the “bad things.”
REMINDER: THAT TODAY OUR DEBT: 15.2 TRILLION DOLLARS.
Whats happening with the half a trillion budget cut to the military? First of all, every one of our forces will be effected. Its been stated that these cuts will significantly impact our government contractors and Sec. of Defense, Leon Panetta said they have to figure out which ones they can’t cut off completely. We must continue to fund the most important companies in order to not lose our essential contractors, if and when they are needed to produce their products quickly. However, immediate cuts will delay or stop much of the new stealth bombers and our replacements for the aging air fleet, already under contract. Additionally, new weaponry projects are being put on hold in favor of high-tech warfare contractors, ie: unmanned drones and such.
The reasoning? Counter insurgency campaigns are technically over, so we don’t need as many troops on the ground. 75,000 will remain active and more special operation forces will be trained and funded. This is how our future military is described and its happening right now.
1/9 of the budget reductions are going to be felt in a reduction of military pay and we’re supposed to feel better about that because there will be an adjustment period for those currently enlisted before they see any changes… but don’t expect raises in pay. Healthcare changes are included as well, mostly for retiree’s and especially for the younger vets who are actually lucky enough to be employed. This goes hand in hand with the huge push for corporations to employ veterans, especially those who are out for more than 6 mths. I’m sure Mr. Panetta didn’t want to start coup by saying they were going to cut the retirement benefits of the currently enlisted… So he stated they “don’t know what to do” about it just yet, as they didn’t want it to appear on the chopping block. To avoid the obvious, they made a “commission” to discuss it further.
BOTH ROMNEY AND NEWT ARE CAMPAIGNING HERE IN FLA. SAYING THEY WOULD BUILD UP THE MILITARY, BUT NO ELABORATION ON WHAT ELSE THEY WOULD CUT INSTEAD…NOR ANY MENTION OF WHAT WE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH NOW AND HOW TO FIX IT.
I’m afraid that BOTH are at a loss for words about this historical budge cut and any candidate will be inclined to make an empty promise, at this point. The debt will continue to affect the budget, just as it does now and it’s not going to look much different unless our economy is stimulated by taking back the manufacturing industry from overseas, cutting taxes for small business, reforming the legal system rising the cost of healthcare, among other things. The bottom line is that the money just isn’t there to support all the programs and services people have come to expect and rely on. Entitlement has become a multi-generational way of life. We don’t take care of each other like we used to, rather we rely on the government to do it for us. The longer we are in debt to the world bank, and paying them to make all our products at the same time, the less likely we are to have everything we need and want for our country anyway, so this is the future…its here and now we have to find a way to deal with it. Its going to affect us all, if it hasn’t already.
I try to look at the silver lining and the good part I see is that we will be a more technologically advanced military with awesome special ops forces who are proven to be more effective than ground troops in a counterinsurgency strategy. The sad fact is that tribal populations and other similar type civilizations, don’t understand much about negotiations. They don’t get what they want and won’t trust an outsider. Instead they play both sides and ultimately, no one wins. What they do understand and respond to is sad but true… death and destruction. Also, if we can keep ourselves out of a conflict that would need a huge ground force presence, we will have less of our children coming home with wounds that would have previously killed them, along with mind-blowing angst from traumatic stress, causing unbelievable burdens on our heroes, the family and ultimately society. However, if we must occupy another country for the good of saving our own, we have no choice but to have boots on the ground. That is the piece that worries me the most about such a drastic downsize of our troops. It means there may be a time when it has to be drastically increased and I don’t want to see another draft because the way we take care of the troops we do have, is not attractive to recruit and retain.
Bottom line is that I’m not happy about these cuts when there are other places that should be completely disassembled, before our military. Lets start with downsizing the major agencies that weren’t in existence before 1970 and help the States take care of their own.
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Does anyone remember their history? Certain there are a lot of people who would prefer that we forget our history. Mitt Romney and the establishment would certainly prefer us to.
What is it they would like us to forget?
In 1978, a Republican from Georgia was elected to the House of Representatives. His name was Newt Gingrich. When Newt went to Washington in 1979, Jimmy Carter was President.
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I forgive and forget because I have a good heart and a terrible memory!
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TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF
PLASTER AND STONE.
I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY
WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
AND TO SEE JUST WHO
IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.
I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
NOT EVEN A TREE.
NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES
OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.
WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
A SOBER THOUGHT
CAME THROUGH MY MIND.
FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.
THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.
THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
NOT HOW I PICTURED
A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.
WAS THIS THE HERO
OF WHOM I’D JUST READ?
CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
THE FLOOR FOR A BED?
I REALIZED THE FAMILIES
THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS
WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.
SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.
THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.
I COULDN’T HELP WONDER
HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.
THE VERY THOUGHT
BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
AND STARTED TO CRY.
THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
‘SANTA DON’T CRY,
THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;
I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
I DON’T ASK FOR MORE,
MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS.’
THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
I COULDN’T CONTROL IT,
I CONTINUED TO WEEP.
I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
SO SILENT AND STILL
AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
FROM THE COLD NIGHT’S CHILL.
I DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE
ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR
SO WILLING TO FIGHT.
THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
WHISPERED, ‘CARRY ON SANTA,
IT’S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE.’
ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
‘MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,
AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT.’
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Last night’s meeting was only announced a few days before, but word spread quickly in my lovely and very Conservative town of Naples, where many “snowbirds’ were enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday. Apparently, Mr. Gingrich was too!
His initial speech and the Q&A from the crowd, most of who were well educated, (but two who were so ignorant that it was scary)…. clarified EXACTLY what he would do when elected into our highest office, as President and Commander in Chief of the United States of America. Here’s some of the basics:
1) CITIZENSHIP IS NOT A RIGHT, IT IS A PRIVILEGE. We Must start by controlling the border. – Support the 10th Amendment and grow citizenship by reducing bureaucracy. Outsource finding fraudulent citizenship to the major credit card companies, as they do it better than the gov. can and it will encourage competition to ensure diligent work. NEWT IS NOT FOR AMNESTY. Anyone saying differently is distorting his comments about allowing for generations of law abiding citizens who are assets to the community, to stay and pay taxes. However, they will not be allowed to vote unless they go back to their homelands and apply for citizenship, just as those in line now have done. If they have been here 25 years or more, they are going to be a part of the “Selective Service” Model of WWII. This is the only model we know of that had communities making decisions on behalf of the feds in this type of “human” rights situation. It worked then, it could work now..its the best I’ve heard of for an actual solution. WE CANNOT march 11 million plus people back across the borders. It’s systematically ridiculous to think our resources can make that happen without civil unrest and a greater economic crash.
2) Immigration Policy Reform – NO TOLERANCE for lawlessness and troublemakers like anyone caught up in MS13 Gangs, radical Islam pushing Sharia law, etc. He wants to make it easier for citizens to report those who need to be deported, while allowing for easier citizenship/Visas for real “talented” math, science and technology innovators so that they can immigrate and build business in the US instead of taking incentives from our enemies. He will bring back English the official language of the government and all schools.
3) Teach American History – Yes! Our future is predicted by the past. If we do not learn from the past, we are destined to repeat it. At the rate we’re going, we are going to be a socialist country in no time. We must teach our children and those who are ignorant why we value our Amendments for a free society, the difference between a democracy and a republic and promote this in our schools, and especially to those who are applying for citizenship. – NEWT WILL ABOLISH THE FEDERAL REGULATIONS HOLDING BACK OUR STUDENTS AND GIVE THE RIGHTS BACK TO THE STATES ABOUT WHAT TO TEACH. This means we can stop teaching to the “required tests” that get the federal dollars and save tons of money by downsizing the DoE.
4) Abolish the Dept. of Energy and fix the EPA – Majority of our oil/ gasoline consumption will be produced in the US. It is possible and we can move oil rigs, fix the pipeline, start exporting, etc. HE SAID HE WOULD ABOLISH THE Dept. of Energy, which is a huge cut that no on will miss! Additionally, he will turn the EPA into the “ESA” (Environmental Solutions Agency) and recognized the problems that their regulations have in holding us back on our economic recovery.
5) Economic Reforms- can’t cut off China, etc. Must allow for easier business development and less tax code. 12% tax for corp. across the board. There’s more..but that’s a basic idea. He’s a realist…I agree. Can’t just cut off our current company lifelines without more economic fall out. We must help the manufacturing infrastructure in Latin American allies which could provide for more work for those who choose to go back to their native homelands and wait for citizenship, as well as, increase new manufacturing inside our own country. Eliminating the complexities of contracting with local, state and federal gov. will assist in this endeavor.
6) Foreign Policy – No Tolerance for radical Islam or promotion of Islam! No tolerance of other countries that are allies of Iran. Regime change in countries of our lethal and real enemies. He did not mince meat about the level of evil we are seeing throughout the world. CALL EVIL WHAT IT IS…EVIL and have NO TOLERANCE for it, wherever it appears. Current administration has NO Strategy for radical Islam expansion, rather seems they are promoting it! Newt will make an “official strategy” based on the above premises.
7) Healthcare reform must start with litigation reform. – More “Big policy” won’t ever work. Must be one step at a time and he sees litigation reform as the beginning of what has brought us to the end…which is the nightmare we call Obamacare. Socialized medicine is never the answer and hasn’t worked for other countries either. They say it does, but more people die and commit suicide than in any other privatized system.
BY OCT. 1st – If elected, Newt will hand out 100-200 Executive Orders. Including the above changes, as allowable by his office. He will abolish the 40% of our current CZARS in admin. that Obama immediately put into office.
He will ensure that the SUPREME COURT will not be taken over with the last one vote that will abolish our 2nd Amendment rights, among others.
Remember, we create our future with the choices we make today.
“NO ONE MAN CAN CHANGE OUR COUNTRY”. What CAN be done is systematic change, one step at a time, by those who know how to get it done. This is where an experienced politician can make change, unlike a DC outsider. If you’ve ever tried to contract in DC, you would understand why a “chemical shower” feels necessary when you are done. A ‘newbie’ does NOT effect change in the way DC operates, always has and always will. To say it “shouldn’t be like that” is nice…but very, very naive.~
I’ve personally decided that don’t want to listen to candidates who espouse “ideas” anymore…I listen for candidates who have “solutions”. Those are ones who can give real, attainable steps to long term change with the realistic viewpoint about how to go about doing it in the “unrealistic” world that is called our capital….Washington, DC.
It’s time to make a choice between “realism or idealism” in the next election.