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A New Declaration

In a mere two years, it will have been 240 years since the Great Experiment that is the United States commenced. We have progressed from 13 backwater, remotely located colonies to the greatest nation the world has ever seen. We spread from ocean to ocean and were blessed with abundant raw materials that allowed us to become an industrial giant. We were envied and emulated throughout the world. We called out to the world’s tired, poor, and huddled masses desiring to breath free and they came by the millions to a land of freedom such as the world had never seen. They came to a nation that offered the opportunity to strive for whatever success they were capable of achieving. And they succeeded beyond all belief.

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Paycheck protection now!

What is “paycheck protection”? It’s all about the state of Pennsylvania shedding the responsibility of deducting union dues from the paychecks of state workers and turning those funds over to the union bosses — so they can pursue their mostly left-wing political agenda. The workers never see the money, so it doesn’t hurt when it automatically goes into the union coffers to be used as the big wigs see fit, whether the rank and file like it or not. No other private organizations are allowed to use taxpayer dollars and public employees’ time to perform their bill collecting, accounting, banking, and administration. If a legislator offered the same deal to any other non-government group, he or she would be facing felony charges. Let the union collect its own dues. Make it necessary for the union members to have to write a check every month before the bosses have that money in hand to make their political deals. The members will probably look more closely at who it is their union is supporting and what positions the union big shots hold. The members will quickly see that what the bosses want may not what they want. When it’s their money they are forking out, and not cash they have never had in their pockets, they might pay more attention to where it ultimately winds up.

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War has been declared

A brand new war has begun. The first shots were fired this past January 9 during the State of American Business address given by Thomas J. Donohue, President of the US Chamber of Commerce. It is a strange war — almost like a civil war where brother battles brother and fathers and sons are at each others’ throats. Two giants espousing many of the same basic beliefs, abiding by very similar principles, and with very similar goals are prepared to stand toe-to-toe and battle it out to the finish. In short, the Chamber has declared war on the Tea Party.

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