Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Defect Comrade

Dear Congressman,

I am writing you today to ask you to defect from the Democrat party. Nancy Pelosi and her gang have turned your party into a real mess, bent on bigger government, bankrupting our children’s children and taking freedom at every turn. It is quite obvious the American people do not like the extreme leftism being pushed in Washington today, but the pompous demenor coming from your party makes me wonder if they live in another dimension. They are not listening to Americans! However, a defection on your part much like the defection of Congressman Griffith Parker will perk the ears of those would be oligarchs. Are you with Pelosi? If you run with the devil it must be assumed you are a demon.

Walt Holton

Monday, December 7, 2009

Say No To The Jolly Green Tyrant!

Dear Congressman Minnick,

I would again like to thank you for voting no on the “Cap and Trade” bill this summer. I think you realize just how harmful this bill would be on every American and our economy in general. However, the battle is not over.

If you get your news from traditional sources, what comes next will be a shock to you since the mainstream media finds the number of Tiger Woods lovers more important than the future of western civilization and freedom.

What is missing from your nightly news, is a story called Climategate; perhaps the biggest story of our time. The genesis of this story comes from a whistle blower that leaked thousands of sensitive emails from the worlds leading climate modelers. Within these emails a foul plot is exposed. The data that lead to the man caused global warming frenzy was admittedly manipulated and the scientific method clearly compromised. Had this information not been discovered, the sheeple of this world would likely have won the day and the US would be relegated to voluntary second world status. It was with great Providence this underhanded scheme was exposed before the Jolly Green Tyrant had his way.

So today Congressman, I ask you to support the efforts to bring light on this issue. I ask you to support Rep. Inhofe and push for Congressional hearings. You are a reasonable man…reasonable men reason…without hearings, such is impossible. Most of those in the house and senate have little knowledge of science; they are swayed by the media, public opinion and a powerful lobby. The wisest men of a representative republic must not be swayed by such transient and shallow endeavors. You must seek the Truth and it shall keep us free.

cc-Citizens of Idaho

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Copenhagen Treaty; Pandora's Perfect Box

The first thing I would like to say here is I would like to put my reputation on the line and ask each of you to read this. If you feel it was a waste of time and not worthy of your efforts I give you permission to pass me by in the future. I promise to keep it short. As a matter of fact I will use bullet points; simple and concise facts.

Secondly I would like to give credit for these following perspectives/facts to a gentleman by the name of Mark Vande Pol. If any of these issues I address spur the slightest interest, I ask you to do further research on his site http://www.wildergarten.com/wp_pages/articles.html I will take full blame for any misrepresentation or misunderstanding of my content.

1) Treaty law (International) supersedes our Constitution and once established we the people have absolutely no vehicle to change it.
2) Any special interest group may site Treaty Law, (environmental or otherwise) to assume control over markets, "private property" and liberty in general.
3) American courts are generally powerless to rule on international law (treaties).
4) Treaties are drafted in private with undisclosed participants.
5)The special interest groups that are responsible for writing the treaties, and federal and local laws as well as interpreting, administering and perpetuating them are funded (in very large part) by the corporations they are supposedly "watch dogging."
6) These groups also fund politicians and the academic elite all with taxes and dollars taken from the "profits" that you and I gave them via inflated market prices for oil, food, computers, electricity and so on. We pay for our own bondage!

There is so much more! I know I have provided no evidence to back my case; my intention exactly. I ask you to prove me wrong. Please check out this site and follow this deeper. You will not regret it.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Childern of the '70s! You Too Were Conditioned

The cartoons back in “the day” lacked a political message for the most part (unlike today), but childhood conditioning was alive and well. PBS played shows like Sesame Street, Electric Company, Zoom, Mulligan Stew and Vealegra. Largely, the content of the shows were educational; some math, phonics, a bit of basic science, letters and number identification. However, many more suspect messages were sent on these programs that were by design. Multi- culturalism (misspeak for cultural non-conformance, or societal rebellion) was praised and acted out on a stage set, where everyone, every day, all go home happy. While in the real inner city, it caused chaos and despair (still does). Hyperboleus examples of greed and giving were acted out as a psudo-socialisim 101 class, and introductory class envy training was started. If we want to find out how we got so screwed up as a society today we must look at what conditioning was done to us. For instance let’s look at Bert and Ernie. Bert was grumpy and a bit greedy. Ernie would always share his cookie with Bert. Now, by no means do I condemn Ernie for his charity because individual charity is the most noble endeavor, however, I do recall guilt trips being imposed upon members of the cast for non-sharing. They really had a social utopia on that show with a few holdouts, like Oscar the garbage can puppet, and of course Bert was a soft-core Archie Bunker. But how would this socialist utopia have gone over if some real world was interjected.

Real world socialism/ communism episode 1250

[Scene Ernie's kitchen]- Ernie and Grover cook two cookies one for each of them. They have flour all over themselves and the kitchen; they have worked very hard and have more to do. They talk about how they had to buy the egg (The screen goes solid blue and the word EGG comes on the screen, pronounced three times in English and three times in Spanish.) and the flour and such, and how they had to earn the money for those goods. They talk about how much they will enjoy the cookies; “Yummy Yummy,” Grover says in his patent voice. [Pan to kitchen window] A nose appears at first, and then the head- Its Elmo! (Greetings exchanged). Elmo comments on the yummy smell. Grover and Ernie explain the cookie making process and the ingredients (The word EGG pops up on the screen again). Elmo although he has all the available knowledge needed, now, to make his own cookie, he hints around for a portion of the finished product; Ernie and Grover are a bit too dense to recognize the plea. Ernie being a kind heart writes the recipe down for Elmo. Soon others gather at the window, attracted by the aroma. Ernie and Grover both write recipes down and hand them out to all at the window, amongst the persistent hinting; Ernie and Grover remain oblivious to the crowd's lust for their bounty. Soon Bert comes to the window, evidently home from a hard day at the pointy head club. Bluntly he says, "Aren’t you gonna share." Their dreams of yummieness dashed, they offer up their cookies. The swarm of puppetry ensues; the sound of “MMMMMM,” and “yummy” from all, “thank you,” from a few; the crowd vanishes. Left on the floor, crumbs and recipe cards.

Day two-Repeat day one, save some of the thank yous, and a few of the people (Elmo and Big Bird) are missing.

Later day two- Big Bird and Elmo thank Grover and Ernie for the recipe and explain how they made their own cookies! They share with Ernie and Grover as thanks and repayment. Ernie and Grover finally get a taste of their own recipe. [Camera pans around the corner] Bert hears the exchange, and spreads the news all over Sesame Street; Elmo and Big Bird have cookies too.

Day three- Similar results- Mob of puppets also visit Big Bird and Elmo.

Day four Big bird, Elmo, Ernie and Grover close the window and pull the blind as not to entice the mob or announce their baked goods. At last they eat their cookies in peace. The mobs gather puzzled at the closed window. Peeking through Bert says, "They are in there!" He runs around the house enters the door and proceeds to lecture Ernie and Grover on their greed. Ernie and Grover try to explain how this day was the first day they actually got to enjoy what they worked for, and how they had shared the recipe. Burt looks cross and his hair is especially on end!

Day five repeat day four in Ernie’s kitchen. The cookieless mob grumbles. Above the grumble, words like greedy, unfair, mean, are heard. Burt takes the stage once the crowd is at fever pitch, and eloquently re-enforces their anger and lust for yummy cookies. He announces in a discussed voice, "It is unfair that only four Sesame Street residents get to eat all of its cookies! We should take their cookies and share them with every one equally! Let’s put it to a vote! All in favor?" "IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII" It is unanimous, save the absence of the cookie makers. Bert announces he and Cookie Monster will take on the burden of seizure and redistribution of cookies. He will also mandate higher production levels; the crowd chants his name..Bert! Bert! Burt!!!

The baker boys were shocked by the news, but Bert explained to them again their greedy ways, and how they will be shunned if they do not comply. Burt leaves the kitchen and before he locks the door behind him, he says, "I expect cookies for every one and extra, or else!"

The seizure and redistribution starts. Burt and Cookie monster do their duty, and reward themselves with extra cookies, justifying more and more for themselves each day. The mob grumbles seeing their share diminish. An additional increase in cookie production is demanded by Burt. Burt bars the window to the kitchen and orders Snuffleufagus to stand guard. [Screen goes red] a word appears with a little dot bouncing above each letter. SOCIALISIM (repeat three times English and Spanish). Fade to song-

We don’t need greeeeeeed-We don't need un---kind...ness. We should all share, says this pair-- [photo of Burt and Cookie monster] If you care...Obama gonna change the world.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Radical Health Care Reform (American Style)

Preface- The following is an outline of a “Health Care Reform” plan that addresses the real problems with health care in the United States. Additionally, a compulsory gov’t health plan is included, but extreme personal responsibility is required of participants. The plan is based upon, good faith, disclosure, cost reduction and responsibility.

1) No fault medical practice- Medicine is called a practice because it is not perfect, and because each medical professional is practicing their craft every day. Of all of the professions in the US the medical profession requires the most, extensive and expensive training of all, by our best and brightest. With all of the training medicine will never be perfect. This proposal will make the practice of medicine “no fault.” Otherwise, every doctor, nurse or medical professional is held harmless from lawsuit. Each medical professional however, will retain a record of success and failure, and their compensation and job retention will be based upon this factor (buyer beware). Consequently, in a full socialized medicine environment the same is true…you can’t bring suit the government. This provision will reduce the cost of care by hundreds of billions and eliminate the need for malpractice insurance wholesale.

2) Full cost disclosure- Each medical facility will post online their charges for each procedure and medication. Each potential client will receive a comprehensive good faith estimate for any procedure within 24 hours based upon predetermined pricing and typical procedural protocol. This provision will allow the public to shop and prepare for medical expenses and eliminate surprise expense.

3) All medical expense is pre-tax- All expense in medical and wellness related endeavors is to be paid for with pre-tax dollars managed through an HAS account. This includes any insurance expenses whether private or provided by employer, and any direct expense like co-pays and deductible satisfaction.

4) Competitive insurance-Neither the State nor federal government may exclude an insurance provider from trade in any state as long as an insurance company fulfills its contractual obligations.

5) Government compulsory insurance (bridge)-The government will provide a basic wellness insurance program for those who can not afford insurance. Provisions to prevent un-necessary taxpayer expense.
A) Vice prevention and exclusion.
I) Mandatory drug testing- No one on the gov’t plan is allowed any drug use.
II) Alcohol testing-no one on the gov’t plan is allowed alcohol consumption.
III) Tobacco testing- No one on the gov’t plan is allowed tobacco consumption.
IV) Caloric intake - Obesity and improper eating habits are forbidden. Each participant of the gov’t plan must adhere to a strict diet and exercise regiment. For those already obese a strict diet will be assigned.
X) Risky or dangerous behavior or activities- All typically dangerous activities are forbidden, such as football, basketball, skate boarding, surfing, parachuting, water sports, boxing, MMA, cycling, motor cycling, motor sports etc.
XI) Masochism-Anyone on the gov’t plan is forbidden from any tattoos, body piercing, or any body alteration that may increase the risk for illness (hepatitis etc.).
XII) Sexual promiscuity forbidden- Each person on the gov’t plan must either opt into a contract of monogamy with a partner (tested free from stds) or sign a contract of abstinence (prevent spread of STDs and unwanted pregnancies). The ID card for each person on the gov’t plan will carry an endorsement that dis-allows alcohol, tobacco and other vice.

B) Hardship certification- Those on the gov’t plan must have and display a hardship and while on the gov’t plan must not expend funds on luxuries such as cable/satellite TV, boats, RVs, unnecessary cars or motorcycles, have a car greater than $10,000 book value, magazine or website subscriptions, or any other non-essential services or assets. This program is to be offered by the Federal government but may be replaced or forbidden by any state. Social matters are the sole Constitutional responsibility of the state or the people.

Comments please

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Health Care Word Picture

Dear Congressman Minnick,

Please allow me to draw a brief word picture.

A man who can not swim a lick jumps into the shallow end of a swimming pool; his feet easily reach bottom. From time to time he lifts his feet off of the bottom, holds his breath and flails his arms and legs around. Of course he promptly sinks and he must stand up to get air; the man simply can not swim. Occasionally some one will come by and deliver the man an unproven theory on swimming and some times he tries some of the recommendations to no avail. One day a guy who really looks like a good swimmer shows up and delivers the most inspiring theory on swimming he had heard to date. The guy is so inspired he climbs out of the shallow end and runs to the diving board (on the deep end). Exited about this grand new swimming theory the man jumps in head first. Having just enough flailing energy to lift his head from the water one time hears the inspirational theorist yell, “Yes you can!” He drowns inspired and confused.

The swimmer in this story is our government’s involvement in healthcare. Right now we are in the shallow end with Medicare and Medicaid. The government is in the water but not at all swimming. We have trillions in unfunded liabilities and absolutely no plan. Today we have a massive new plan by our central planning theorist, President Obama, that would take over the entire health care system. Is it wise for us to jump in to the deep end before learning how to swim in the shallow end?

I ask you, Congressman Minnick to recommend a tabling of this bill until the government can prove they can handle the power they have already seized. Table all health care legislation until at least Medicare is solvent. You can not run a business or a Nation on idealism. We must face the facts. No matter how much you want to swim, or like water, if you have no idea how to do it based upon physical evidence and practice, you will drown.


Walt Holton

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Idaho Declaration of Sovereignty

When, in the course of human events it becomes necessary to assess and re-establish governmental order that more closely represents the will of the people of our state, and represents the order originally established by The Constitution of the United States of America and it’s first 10 amendments (The Bill of Rights), it is our responsibility as citizens to act and re-establish the sovereignty of our state as intended by the Framers of our nation.

We too, as the Founders of our nation before us, believe absolute inalienable rights that can not be infringed upon by any government, state or federal, in any form. Among these rights are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We also believe it is the first and foremost role of the government to secure these rights for the people. Whenever it becomes apparent that these rights are being infringed upon rather than protected, it is the Right and duty of the People of our State to correct the injustice and re-establish the intended order and lawful relationship between our state and the Federal government. In government as in nature, things change, adapt and grow old. Although changes have occurred, often they have been for light, transient and tyrannical reasons. As these changes occur, it is human nature, as evidenced by historical record, to become accustom to the gradual change and losses of liberty, and failure to act as long as the suffering is bearable. Consequently they fail to throw off the evils and abuses imposed upon them. It is the duty of the citizens, to recognize this gradual shift from liberty to tyranny and set the course right. Such has been the patient suffering of this State; and as a consequence it is necessary to alter the form of government which we have gradually yielded to and under fear of duress. Let these facts be submitted to all States and territories under the flag of the United States of America.

The Federal government has-

Forbidden Governors, through the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government to pass laws that conflict with federal laws which are not expressly addressed in The Constitution, by withholding funds as leverage against the States, when the State’s will conflicts with the Federal government’s desire.

Allowed Presidential Executive Orders to stand as law, of which many have affected our citizens directly. This is directly counter to the checks and balances upon which our form of government was founded and our constitution functions.

Made laws that conflict with the 2nd Amendment by requiring pre-conditions to the expressed, “right to bear arms.”
Interfered with this states right to select our method of selecting US Senators; the 17th Amendment, thereby destroying the rights and sovereignty of all States, and making the election of Senators subject to the fallible and manipulateable popular election, against the design of our Founders.

Given authority to Federal administrations that supersede the authority and rights of the State Governor, legislator, and courts of the State as well as the Citizens.

Forced our citizens to live by the judgments of the Supreme Court in which the Constitution was not in question.

Given circuit courts authority over state courts on intra-state matters.

Established social programs that do not suit the needs of all states or people, equally.

Made laws, policy and squandered assets based upon insufficient data, and special interest pressure regards to the climate and environment.

Has failed to employ a device that would make certain the President of the United States of America is a natural born citizen and subrogated the responsibility of this Constitutional mandate to the honor of the political parties during the primary elections.

Taxed the income of our people for purpose of expenditures, both foreign and domestic, that do not meet with the will of our citizens.

Failed to hold in account money seized for the expressed purpose of retirement income (Social Security).

Made a hostage of our state by mandating preconditions before the receipt of federal funding.

Kept amongst us Internal Revenue Service agents, with the power to seize funds, based upon complex laws that are not written with the intent to be understood by the common man (tax code)

Given away Congressional authority to mint coinage to the Federal Reserve, which is a private banking cartel not owned by the government or the people of the USA.

Allowed courts to establish policy that in effect makes laws in respect to religion.

Allowed corruption and bribery at the highest levels and attaches unrelated spending and policy to specific bills (pork barrels, ear marks, pet projects) and allowed direct and indirect financial contributions to ranking members and comities for favors to make law to their advantage.

Failed to protect the sovereignty of our nation by failing to enforce immigration laws and secure the borders.

Established a group of official political positions that do not require oversight of any other branch of government and report to the President only (Czars).

Had within it those who incite racial and class discord as a means of political and financial gain.

In every stage of these oppressions, the citizens of our state have petitioned that we may have our own rule and law on these matters, as intended by our Founding Fathers. We know this to be so from our Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Federalist papers. Alas, our yearning to hold the power close to the people has been roundly ignored by those who hold unrightfully and unlawful power. This ignoring of Constitutional law and foundational principals is a certain path to absolute power by a few or even one. Understanding the condition of mankind, as evidenced by historical record, such governance always has ends in tyranny and oppression. Therefore, we stand united in our demand to restore this States sovereignty to its rightful level; that of May 14, 1787, and hereby declare a summation of our participation in the United States of America.

We will recognize no Federal Law, agency, administration or court unless it is expressly written in The Constitution of the United States of America, it’s first ten amendments, and other amendments that establish order and law of the Federal government. We will neither respect or accept any Constitutional amendment or law from the Federal Government that limits or imposes law on the citizens or the government of our State.

Our citizens will pay no direct Federal Income tax.

Our state will contribute our pro-rated portion of funds, towards funding national defense, interstate commerce, foreign trade and other federal functions specifically enumerated in the Constitution and its first ten Amendments. The proration will be based upon population and not upon trade or income. Only Federal officers that administer the execution of Constitutional mandates will be allowed within our borders.

All “Federal land” within our borders will from this date be State land, and of which we will assume all management, liability, profit and loss.

We will assume and establish our own social laws in every regard, which includes but is not limited to, education, welfare, student aid, environmental protection.

We reserve the right to mint and coin our own currency backed by gold or silver.

We reserve the right to check our borders, stop and deport illegal aliens, although citizens of all other states retain free egress as enumerated in the Constitution.

The Governor of our State will retain sole command of our National Guard regiments, although we may aid other states and or the Federal Government in times of emergency.

The State of Idaho and its Citizens shall enforce all oaths of office and shall retain the right to discipline any and all State or federal officials within its borders.

The Senators and Congressmen we send to Washington DC will be paid for by our State and we shall have sole authority in regards to their compensation and benefits. Furthermore, our representatives will only vote and add to the debate on matters pertaining to expenditures and policy that pertains to our Constitutional obligation and its first ten Amendments

We expect the federal government to make right the obligation for Social Security to each of our citizens based upon the amount seized from them individually. This may be done over time or as a lump sum payment. If the federal government should fail to do this we shall with hold funds from the federal government and administer as needed.

In these matters and others that may arise, We the people of the State of Idaho, do declare our Sovereign Statehood, and do hereby announce that we will only submit to The Constitution and its first Ten Amendments, as intended by our Founders who self admittedly and proudly proclaimed that they gained their wisdom through Providence. We do these things, to ensure the felicity and dignity of our citizens, knowing full well by observing other cultures that a nation ruled by too few, that squanders its assets, will not stand. Some of our citizens that call upon The Divine, pray for your safety and return to the Ways of our Fathers. In the event the prayers are not answered to the hearts desire of those who ask, we find it indeed crucial to limit our association, and return to the levels of subservience to the Federal Government on that day May 14, 1787.

Letter to Congressman Walt Minnick (Health Care Plea)

Dear Congressman Minnick,

With all of the truth coming out on President Obama’s Health care plan, I am sure you have strong doubts about this swing towards socialized medicine. Additionally, I think you know voting for this bill, in any form, will cost you re-election in 2010 in the State of Idaho. However if you still have not made up your mind on the issue please consider the following scenario.

It is quite obvious under such a plan, rationing must take place. Traditionally, rationing decisions have been made by doctors for the most part, and to some degree by the insurance companies based upon the coverage the insured signed up for. Like anything, you get what you pay for. In medicine there are lots of gray areas, and the doctor’s opinion caries huge sway in these gray areas.

Scenario- Lets say a high school athlete tears (not separates) his ACL. As it stands now, with an insured athlete, the doctor decides whether the injured athlete can rehabilitate the injury, or if it requires surgery. Since wellness and pro active health is a big part what the President pushes, you would think high school athletics would be encouraged. So if the answer to this question is, “the doctor would make the call,” I have my doubts. As it stands right now the main government health care system is the VA. The VA like any government entity has its decisions made by lawmakers and administration, thus rations the care. If a soldier is injured in battle and suffers a torn ACL (not separated) they must wait and suffer the debilitation until it fully separates, even if separation is an eventual given. If this is how we treat the young men we put into harms way, I can only imagine how young athletes who voluntarily put themselves at risk will be treated. Are you sure this is the kind of god ship you want for our government. Before we go whole hog for this new health care system, shouldn’t we get the VA right?

Besides the obvious feasibility issues (in a time of deep recession) this health care plan puts the government into way too much of a lordship position. Do you love your country and our freedom more than your own power? I hope you make the right choice here. I would hope you would actively campaign against this bill.


Walt Holton

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Call to Action! Be a Snitch!

Some of you may have heard of the new Whitehouse snitch site, flag@whitehouse.gov. This email address is set up to keep track of those who send around chain emails and such that are counter-productive to the socialist/communist/fascist direction of the current administration. This turn of events is quite troubling to those of us that find freedom of speech appealing. However, since I am a “give me liberty or give me death” guy I am going to snitch on myself and encourage all of you to do the same. Attached is a sample email I have sent to the flag@whitehouse.gov email address.

To whom it may concern,

I am one of those guys that cling to my guns and Bible, and I understand my type is frowned upon by this current administration. I also understand you are looking for those who might be spreading “disinformation” about the “health care reform” bill. I confess I might be one of those guys. Below is an email I have been spreading to patriots and non-patriots alike. I was not the author of the original email and I don’t know who it was; probably a tinfoil hat guy from World Net Daily or something (you might want to check on those guys they spread a lot of stuff you guys don’t like). In order to set the record straight please analyze the email I have been spreading and respond to each line accordingly. Upon receipt of your “truth” I will pass it along for the patriots I know to analyze. I certainly would not want to spread “disinformation” because I am all about, Truth, Liberty and personal responsibility. Just in case your ploy here is to keep a list of those who disagree with the socialist agenda in the Whitehouse…I am “that guy.”

Walt Holton

Sample propaganda email

• If your Congressman reads the bill and votes for it you must impeach him/her!!! Here are some excerpts-
Contact your Representatives and let them know how you feel. a few of the items that are down right unconstitutional:
• Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure!
• Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed!
• Page 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process)
• Page 42: The ”Health Choices Commissioner” will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None.
• Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services.
• Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard.
• Page 59: The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.
• Page 65: Taxpayers will subsidize all union retiree and community organizer health plans (read: SEIU, UAW and ACORN)
• Page 72: All private healthcare plans must conform to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange.
• Page 84: All private healthcare plans must participate in the Healthcare Exchange (i.e., total government control of private plans)
• Page 91: Government mandates linguistic infrastructure for services; translation: illegal aliens
• Page 95: The Government will pay ACORN and Americorps to sign up individuals for Government-run Health Care plan.
• Page 102: Those eligible for Medicaid will be automatically enrolled: you have no choice in the matter.
• Page 124: No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No ”judicial review” is permitted against the government monopoly. Put simply, private insurers will be crushed.
• Page 127: The AMA sold doctors out: the government will set wages.
• Page 145: An employer MUST auto-enroll employees into the government-run public plan. No alternatives.
• Page 126: Employers MUST pay healthcare bills for part-time employees AND their families.
• Page 149: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays an 8% tax on payroll
• Page 150: Any employer with a payroll of $250K-400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays a 2 to 6% tax on payroll
• Page 167: Any individual who doesn’t’ have acceptable healthcare (according to the government) will be taxed 2.5% of income.
• Page 170: Any NON-RESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes (Americans will pay for them).
• Page 195: Officers and employees of Government Healthcare Bureaucracy will have access to ALL American financial and personal records.
• Page 203: ”The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax.” Yes, it really says that.
• Page 239: Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors and the poor most affected.”
• Page 241: Doctors: no matter what specialty you have, you’ll all be paid the same (thanks, AMA!)
• Page 253: Government sets value of doctors’ time, their professional judgment, etc.
• Page 265: Government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries.
• Page 268: Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs.
• Page 272: Cancer patients: welcome to the wonderful world of rationing!
• Page 280: Hospitals will be penalized for what the government deems preventable re-admissions.
• Page 298: Doctors: if you treat a patient during an initial admission that results in a readmission, you will be penalized by the government.
• Page 317: Doctors: you are now prohibited from owning and investing in healthcare companies!
• Page 318: Prohibition on hospital expansion. Hospitals cannot expand without government approval.
• Page 321: Hospital expansion hinges on ”community” input: in other words, yet another payoff for ACORN.
• Page 335: Government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures: i.e., rationing.
• Page 341: Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc.
• Page 354: Government will restrict enrollment of SPECIAL NEEDS individuals.
• Page 379: More bureaucracy: Telehealth Advisory Committee (healthcare by phone).
• Page 425: More bureaucracy: Advance Care Planning Consult: Senior Citizens, assisted suicide, euthanasia?
• Page 425: Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. Mandatory. Appears to lock in estate taxes ahead of time.
• Page 425: Government provides approved list of end-of-life resources, guiding you in death.
• Page 427: Government mandates program that orders end-of-life treatment; government dictates how your life ends.
• Page 429: Advance Care Planning Consult will be used to dictate treatment as patient’s health deteriorates. This can include an ORDER for end-of-life plans. An ORDER from the GOVERNMENT.
• Page 430: Government will decide what level of treatments you may have at end-of-life.
• Page 469: Community-based Home Medical Services: more payoffs for ACORN.
• Page 472: Payments to Community-based organizations: more payoffs for ACORN.
• Page 489: Government will cover marriage and family therapy. Government intervenes in your marriage.
• Page 494: Government will cover mental health services: defining, creating and rationing those services.
On page 425 it says in black and white that EVERYONE on Social Security, (will include all Senior Citizens and SSI people) will go to MANDATORY counseling every 5 years to learn and to choose from ways to end your suffering (and your life). Health care will be denied based on age. 500 Billion will be cut from Seniors healthcare. The only way for that to happen is to drastically cut health care, the oldest and the sickest will be cut first. Paying for your own care will not be an option.
Now, CALL YOUR PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tell them to read page 425 if they don’t read anything else. Surely some of them have parents.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Turn Back the Rahmulans (A Satire by a Nerd)

After their sweeping Proconsul victory of the “Cap and Trade” bill, led by Chief Proconsul Nazi Pelosi, at the urging of Rahmulan Emanuel, it appears the Rahmulans and Prater Obama have been turned back and have been forced to their side of the neutral zone; for a time. The Rahmulans started their incursion into the neutral zone back on January 20th, with the inauguration of their figurehead Prater Obama. Cloaked in ambiguity, platitudes and faux-altruism, the Rahmulans struck fast knowing that their numbers and intellect were far inferior to the Vulconservatives. Although hardly a victory for the Vulconservatives, the most recent Rahmulan assault on the Universe, via Universal Health Care has been turned back, even at the urge to forge ahead by Rahmulan himself. The Vulconservatives first goal is to expose the Rahmulan cloaking devices, so they can be seen for what they are; tyrants and villains. Also, part of the Vulconservative plan is, once the cloak starts to weaken, assault the enemy with logic, reason and Truth. Such an assault will surely unite the Federation and ensure victory.

It has long been rumored an alliance between the Rahmulans and the Borg, although few believe such a brotherhood exists. Vulconservative intelligence has proven such a link, and believes that although the Proconsul, the Prater and his staff, and a few other Rahmulans are unlikely to assimilate to the collective of the Borg; they see assimilation of the masses as the only way to secure their victory. Vulconservatives that have studied similar assimilations to the collective know that once the Borg Queen has established military dominance, resistance is futile. Additionally, to best serve the collective, often those who helped them secure power are slaughtered wholesale as a measure of protection. What's more, genocide of those that are not considered productive or assimilatable or are considered resistors, is also common. History has proven such alliances like the one between the Rahmulans and the Borg can not survive on their own merits and must imperialize other planets to survive since they do not create, advance or produce; only eat.

Vulconservatives! We must expose the cloak of the Rahmulans. Logic and Truth exist absolutely! They are weapons that can not be defeated if used properly. We must hone our skills, we must condition our mind and body because the finest sword in the hand of a child is near useless. We must expose the cloak and put down this frontal attack so that we and our children may, “Live long and prosper.”

Letter to Congressman Walt Minnick (Health Care Plea)

Dear Congressman Minnick,

I must say I have been impressed with your departure from party line politics. I appreciate a leader that does what he thinks is right rather than what the party leadership tells him to do. I think you know the potential consequences from the DNC for you maverick attitude and I applaud you for standing for principal rather than party. I can’t say that I have never voted for a democrat before but if I ever did you would probably be the one.

I write you today encouraging you to stand against Obama’s health care bill. He and the democrat leadership are really trying to cram this through. The act of cramming should send up a giant red flag. America has done without socialized medicine for a long time, and baring all of the media hyperbole, we have done just fine. The American people and the congress need to digest this diametric shift from free market health care and personal accountability of ones health, to this entitlement/indenturement bill they have offered. This bill will change America fundamentally forever if passed and this should not be taken lightly nor acted upon with haste. Consider the current state of health care in the USA. We have very few that go without care and have the best treatment in the world. The media and the DNC presents statistics to the contrary, but I know you are smart enough to see through the statistical propaganda. Yes, our health care system has some deficiencies, but consider their origin. Government, inaction on illegal immigration and action on regulation has had a huge impact on the cost and functionality of our nation’s health care; we need less government involvement and not more. I know if I turn this letter into a chapter of a book it is not likely to be read, but I do have one more thing to ask of you.

Please keep a hawkish eye on the modern day Democrat party. Is this the same party you joined all those years ago? Do you more closely identify with Joe Lieberman and Zel Miller or Nancy Pelosi and Charlie Rangel? If you had the choice would you vote for Ronald Reagan or Barrack Obama? I ask you to draw a line in the sand. A line you will not cross for party loyalty. I do not think you are a socialist but many “democrats” are today. I know you probably had little respect for Barry Goldwater but I think you can appreciate the wisdom in the following quote of his. “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”


Walt Holton

Friday, July 24, 2009

Obama's "Deathcare" Means More Than Just Bad Medicine

The news today has exposed an interesting story. A mother has lost her parental rights to her teenage son on grounds of neglect; he is 577 lbs. Although, from the news story evidence I would say that neither mother nor son are ideal people, I have to ask is this not stepping over the line a bit by the government. Is there a 577 pound weight limit before you loose your kids? Either way I think the government is way out of bounds on this sort of thing. It seems they are getting more and more control of our lives. They are in the anti-freedom business it seems.

We are just getting started down this path. If the "tax eaters," that fawn over Obama's new health care reform knew the plans he had for them, they would not be quite as pumped up over it. One of the big pieces of this bill is to remove pre-existing conditions from the coverage exclusions. His plan is that everyone will be covered equally (paid for by the producers). However, in order to control costs they must consider the cost of vice. My hunch is that once they have destroyed the private insurance industry and rendered the medical profession to little more than battle field medics, they will then, because they must, address the cost of vice. The burden of vice on wellness is huge!

The private insurance companies account for the added risk of vice by prescreening smokers, drinkers, and fat folks. As it stands today people pay extra to be insured if they have a vice. However, in a “coverage to all” plan, how will BHO control self inflicted medical conditions via vice or recration? Prohibition II? Caloric controls? Outlawing tobacco (probably not since that would hurt Cuba)? Outlawing contact sports? The point is you can't ignore the fact that self induced health problems in this nation accounts for billions and billions of dollars each year.

In a smaller communal socialistic environment, if a "tax eater" is eating more than his or her fair share of the communal budget, a resentment builds and eventually is acted upon. This results in the euthenizing of the ill, killing of retarded children and the elderly; such a dynamic is not new to the world but it is a solution that can keep a commune solvent but not moral. This dynamic is not only common in communal socialism but also the animal kingdom; as Darwin would call it “survival of the fittest.” If mankind is merely an animal this is the most an efficient method of social order. The power being close to the people is always the most efficient; even in socialisim.

However, National Socialism (which is where we are headed) is a bit different. When all of the money that is stolen from the people, is taken far away, and put into a giant hopper full of money to be doled out as the government elite see fit; well then the direct angst against a “super eater” may not be direct. A “super eater” might well go un-noticed by the masses because there is no direct connection between production and consumption. This may appear to be a more moral society, but morality is not the reason for the lack of action similar to a commune. The reason for lack of public action is confusion, ignorance and dilution of the problem (What I mean by dilution is when 300 million people are in the same pot, one might think- “I know there is a meth addict on my street, but what is one meth head in 300 million…no biggie.” this differs from the direct action of a commune; indifference). The problem with National Socilaistic medicine and government is accountability! Socialism, both National and Communal requires accountability; without it you will have eaters and no producers. Accountability comes two ways- 1) Personal accountability. 2) Enforced accountability.

Personal accountability is extremely rare. To be accurate the term “personal accountability” it probably is not the best description. People that hold themselves accountable, most commonly do so because they have a belief in a higher power which they believe will hold them accountable and punish them if they are bad and reward them if they are good; perhaps in the next life. Personal accountability really should be called deistic accountability, but since it is a voluntary contract between a man and the unseen, I call it personal accountability.

Enforced accountability is imposed upon the people by others through laws. The less personally accountable a person or society is the more enforced accountability is required. If a National socialistic government failed to enforce standards of accountability, society and the national treasury would collapse; it would be all eaters and no producers. As a counter measure to this effect, a government must mandate production expectations, and/or limit the “eaters” consumption. In terms of socialized medicine, in order to cut costs you must force doctors to work more, hire more doctors and limit coverage. Each of these dynamics will increase as the producers are gradually bled dry. Once the producers are bled, and the eaters have eaten all of the producer’s fat and are well into their muscle then the government must either outlaw health damaging vices to cut costs or become imperialistic. The USSR used imperialism to refill their coffers; China cut the food and vice to their eaters.

All of the above examples are direct infringements on liberty but are all needed in a socialist setting. That is the America Barrack Obama sees for you. Some food for all but freedom for none. If you think it is your right to drink what you want, eat what you want smoke what you want, and do what you want (certain recreations result in more injury) guess again; you will do as the father says; for the good of the people. Tyranny.

To the European socialist apologists- You might say look at Sweden and France they are socialist, the people stay fed and they have ok medicine, why not America? The answer is- they gave up the fight. Any one of the European Socialist nations would fall to Ooday and Kusei Hussein and a half a dozen tanks. They do not need nor can they afford to defend themselves. They are living off of a peace dividend that we fund; and they still eat off of their muscle of their few remaining producers. Their only hope is birth control. They must shrink to survive. Their existence fragile; if we back off on our military, France will fall again.

The philosophy is simple in every example, micro and macro, socialism has failed; it is just not sustainable. People must have a personal accountability, and be rewarded for their accountability, thrift, and productivity. Effort+reward=productivity…that is capitalism. Ok I’m done.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Obama; A Trojan Horse or Blessing in Disguise?

Over the past month, America has seen its most radical legislation proposed since FDR pushed into law: USC-title 42—666 (Social Security…). To call the “Cap and Trade” bill and the “Health Care Reform” bill anything other than a communist dictator’s dream would be a vast understatement. While these assaults to all Americans are in the headlines, myriads of other subversive anti-American things are taking place. Things like paying for abortions in Mexico- under the “Stimulus Bill” -the creation of 31 Czars, (some seats filled by admitted socialists), seemingly countless executive orders, a daily assault on the Second Amendment and all under the watch of a man not constitutionally eligible to be president of the United States. It would seem odd that such a, “roid rage” sprint to communo-fascism would be the farthest thing from an American thinkers desire since the jury is most certainly in on the experiments with the leftist ideal in the USSR, China, Cuba, Vietnam, Cambodia and Nicaragua, to name a few, as well as commie light experiments in Canada, Britain, Sweden and Germany. If George Orwell himself, in his time, wrote a book chronicling the events of the past year, the book would likely flop due to an implication of over fiction. “Strange days indeed.”

Things just may not be as they seem.

Over the past several months I have written a number of letters to Congressmen, Senators and my Governor; some of the letters were regarding the President’s Constitutional ineligibility. The letters were always responded to with a very frustrating neutral double speak. Receiving no response would anger me less than some of their pansy gluteus maximums, stand-for-nothing responses I received. I often asked myself, how does someone get to a position of great standing without standing for something? Could their individual desire for their office and their own lust for power be so important as to sell America down the drain? But today, it hit me. They just might know something I don’t know. As I thought through my theory, things really started to make sense; the dominos fell one right after another. For example, regarding TARP why was George W Bush acting like a dull witted FDR- Hubert Humphrey clone? After all, “W’s” father, “41”, was an ex-CIA director that served as VP under Ronald Reagan and had a stint at the Oval himself; surely some of the conservative values and intelligence would have rubbed off… I always thought. Of course in his late days in the White House, especially in regards to TARP, my theory of osmotic conservative intellect from his father and Regan was false. Bush was crazy; I thought then. Today I ask, is he crazy like a fox?

Could it be?…Could it be George W. Bush, through the TARP bill and putting Goldman Sachs executives in charge of the world economy only to bankrupt their competition and subvert TARP funds was part of the plan to save the American Ideal? Could it be that the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s lack of desire to protect and defend the Constitution in regards to the Presidents lack of citizenship, is only because it is their horse in the race? Is Barack Hussein Obama a “Trojan Horse?” Could Barry Soretto be a double agent? That would explain a lot! Consider the brilliance of the plan.

Since the days of FDR there has been an organized socialist/Marxist/communo-fascist network in place in America; many served as FDR’s brain trust, this is no secret. During his administration, a communist underground was not required. They operated openly, and founded many organizations that are still around today. After World War 2 drug our nation away from the brink of statism (both economically and philosophically), Americans (especially the returned soldiers) had a new found vigor for freedom and industry. Americans saw first hand the pleasures of National Socialism in Germany, fascism in Italy and communism in the USSR; which by the way are all the same snake; different skin. With the renaissance of the “Greatest Generation,” America forged ahead; freedom in the market and of the person were enjoyed and revered. The “American” socialist however, found this environment less welcoming. Its kryptonite, freedom, was everywhere. This drove the socialists underground for a time, away from the McCarthy gaze.

Although underground, they were nonetheless very active. You see, they had a plan; “The Gramsci Plan.” Antonio Gramsci, was Benito Mussolini’s primary political adversary. Although their ideology was nearly a perfect match, Gramsci called himself a socialist, and so did Mussolini and Italy’s most feared enemy of the day; Germany and the NAZI (National Socialist) party. Mussolini liked the word Fascist better. To prevent Gramsci from making waves Mussolini had him placed in prison, as it was/is the typical statist dictator’s response. Gramsci did not while away his time in prison; he wrote a plan. His plan was how to peacefully overthrow a free culture, and replace it with a socialist/statist one. This plan involved, taking over the schools and universities, controlling the media, exploiting sexuality and diminishing morality, infiltrating churches, controlling world view shapers (such as Hollywood and Turner), encouraging drug use subversively, breaking down the family structure, and judicial policy and control; just to name a few. For the past sixty years the leftists have enacted this plan; some times in the wide open, i.e. The 60’s hippie, and sometimes a bit more cloaked, i.e. the ACLU, IPS (Institute for Policy Studies), the NCC (National Council of Churches) and ACORN. It is quite obvious the commies have been busy; much of the Gramsci plan is done… and done! The leftist’s patience is paying off. But could it be that the communist plan via Gramsci, although obscure from Joe six pack, has not escaped the gaze of some men of today that would be as our founding fathers were in their day?

How brilliant would the plan be? In order to flush out the enemies of freedom, fill the office of President with a double agent that emboldens those statist/leftists; as brave as a rabid pack of Jerry Rubens. It is conceivable that those who lust with hate for America, have now came out of their bunker. They dance in the street at the death of freedom and the American Ideal. They dance and become drunk and lay with one another, just as those in Troy did… the night they received the greatest gift; a gift that to them meant victory; the Trojan Horse. Is Achilles the one that lies inside Barrack Hussein Obama? Could it be, is the Piper calling him to join them? May we one day remove the bust of Teddy Roosevelt from Mount Rushmore and replace it with that of Obama? The man that as a double agent, acted to embolden evil and draw it into the light, by acting as the very enemy, of freedom and liberty. Or perhaps Dick Cheney or George W. Bush- if it was their plan- and Obama merely the player.

This genius plan, if indeed cooked, would have twofold benefits. The first is obvious. Bait the enemy, so that he may speak and act his treason in public. The second beneficial spawn of such a plan is working equally as well. Exposing the patriots and inspiring them to retrace their roots. Rediscover the American Ideal, through reading and prayer, so that we can boldly go where great and Godly men have gone before. Waking up the American Patriot, through bold tyrannical, statist legislation, whether intended or by accident, is a blessing from our Creator. I see men and women that were lax towards their freedom waking up, reading, talking, sharing and revering the roads of our fathers; I have witnessed this! The book Atlas Shrugged sold more copies than ever before this year, people are running to church, people are gaining strength in their convictions at “Tea Parties.” Wow, the “Great sleeping Giant” slumbers no more.

In the book Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, one character asks another (I paraphrase), ‘If you saw Atlas, sweating, struggling to hold up the weight of the world. What would you tell him? The second character pauses for a moment, and then says, “Shrug, I guess?”
American conservatives, you are Atlas! You have held the weight of the world on your shoulders since our foundation. You have endorsed morality, worked hard, given generously, earned, saved, spent and held not just America on your back but the world. At times the burden is heavy; today it is heavy. Shrug great Atlas, renew your strength! Many other Atlas’ are coming to your aid to ease your burden.

In a less grandiose tone I ask each American that reads this, to put away the flack jacket and pick up a book. Don’t hide in your basement, march in the street. For every telemarketer that calls answer politely, “I’m sorry I am not going to spend any more money until Obama is out of office.” Call, write, fax, email, show up at the office of your elected officials. Get the heck involved, the conservative movement is just an infant at the moment, in comparison to how it will look in a few months. Great strength is found in times of great pain, but a smart man sees the pain coming and gathers his strength in advance. Liberty is an “inalienable right,” but no rights are without a price.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Czar Me!!! The Road to Tyranny

The attached article, is pretty long but it is a must read. If you have to break it down into several sittings, do so; just read it! Otherwise it takes about 10 minutes to read. I would also recommend you add Front Page Magazine to your favorites list. This website is owned by David Horowitz who is a former second generation American communist, and knows what the heck he is talking about when it comes to the desire of the statist/communist to take over America and the world. Additionally, Jamie Glazov is the managing editor of Front Page Magazine and he recently wrote a very must read book entitled, “United in Hate.”

FDR surrounded himself with advisors that lusted after the ideals of the USSR; actual “fellow travelers” that imported Stalin’s propaganda to America. Obama is one upping FDR and surrounding himself with very radical (I can’t say that strongly enough) people that dream of a day when America will surrender its sovreignty to a world government. The contents of this article are not just for the conservatives. Many liberals are liberal because they think with their heart instead of their head. However, many of them have not completed the full metamorphosis to leftist. This article is for that tweener that needs to wake up and realize that their freedom is fleeting. So especially if you have any influence over a 20-30 year old liberal, impose your influence and ask them to read this. Don’t expect a radical transformation, but it should awaken them from the haze. You just might explain to them what the difference between a Czar and a cabinet position is too.

Remember friends, we are in a war for the mind right now and we have the truth on our side! The only way we can lose is if we “remain silent.” The war for the mind, when victory is achieved, will last for generations and involves much less bloodshed than a good old fashioned war, or even the extermination of dissenters that always follows a Statist coup. I am encouraged by the ground swell of patriots; we can fix this and win; we still have time, but each day… it fleets.


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Monday, July 13, 2009

Why a Birth Certificate? Haven't the People Spoken?

By the very definition of their party, the Democrats would like to put an end to the Barrack Obama, birth certificate issue; the people have spoken! In a true democracy, yes, all of the power is held by the people; however misguided the people may be. A typical leftist democrat chant, revisited by a Progressive Insurance commercial (imagine that) is, “Power to the People! (typicaly with a fist raised into the air)” In a true democracy written law plays second fiddle to the will of the people, or the communal desire, if you will. Understanding this mentality is important when one tries to understand how so many Americans seem so nonchalant in regards to the place of birth of Barrack Hussein Obama; they feel the, vote superior, to the rule of law. Such is a progressive society; the law shifting as sand as the world view of the people is shaped, by the world view shapers.

In the idealistic world of pink ponies and peppermint trees, the democratic ideal of a progressive rule of the people, by the ballot, as the rule of law; perfect justice is achieved. Or so they may think as it rains strawberry gumdrops. In the real world a true democracy is mob rule.

Lets take a hypothetical example of a day in this little utopia that is a true democracy; a place where there is no written law just people. It is a small town of one hundred people, a commune if you will. Lets say this town is in middle America; the greeting placard at the city limits reads Welcome to Anytown! Justice though Democracy -pop. 100. Of the one hundred people ninety nine are white and one is black. For the most part the town got along just great, riding pink ponies and eating gumdrops. One day a news show came on TV. The show exposed inner city gang violence, “The Crips versus the Bloods” it was called. That evening 67 of the 100 people in the town watched the show and were horrified. “Look at what those black people are doing,” they said to one another. The resentment grew towards the lone black man in the town. That next day, a referendum was offered to the people of Anytown. We should stone this black man yes/no, the ballot read. The vote was 67 to 1, yes carried the day, and a true democracy functioned flawlessly; a legal injustice.

So next time you think, “Who cares what the Constitution says about the president being a “natural born citizen,” the people have spoken through the ballots.” Think again. As Ramsey the Great, one of the most powerful men in the history of the world would say, (at least in the movie The Ten Commandments), “So it is written, so let it be done.” Demand full disclosure of Barrack Hussein Obama just as the Constitution demands! So it is written so let it be done.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Letter to Governor Otter-Stimulus Allocation

Dear Governor Otter,

As a conservative, I am sure you are troubled by the state of our nation these days. One especially troubling piece of the economic equation is the “Stimulus package.” You and I both know it is impossible to spend your way out of debt on borrowed dollars (borrowed from the next generation). However, it is apparent the stimulus money will be forced upon each and every state. If you bear with me for another paragraph, I think I have an idea that just might be the proper allocation of our share of the stimulus package and help Idaho crawl out of this recession quicker than other states and with a sustained effect.

As you know, the reason states were created, rather than one large government without sovereign borders, was to keep the power close to the people. It was designed that way so states could make policy based upon their regional preference. Such was a brilliant idea of our founders. A state, on its own accord could try new ideas, and if they failed the entire nation would not suffer the consequences of the progressive action. If they succeeded, the other states could observe the policy and act accordingly. In reality, the statehood ideal was a great insulation against wholesale failure of the states united. Alas, the state borders seem to be a bit hazy these days, as we seem to be moving towards National Socialism; a government ruling from D.C.

The conservative mantra for economic growth is tax cuts, especially for small business. Tax cuts have worked every time they have been tried, I think you will agree. So I propose, the State of Idaho ask special permission, in the spirit of state sovereignty and independent policy experimentation, to use our stimulus money in a different manor than other states. I propose we put the money into the general fund and spend the money as allocated in the budget. The key here is to not grow the budget simply because of the surplus. In turn, state income tax (business and personal) and property taxes should be cut/tax credited back to the engine of our economy; the people and businesses. Secondly, existing bonds on completed capital improvements could be paid off early and the interest saved could be brought back into the general fund. Basically, with this idea, we are turning an unproven irresponsible spending bill into a proven method of economic growth; tax cuts and interest elimination. This likely will not go over real well with the Obama administration, however, I voted for you (and I am sure others as well) because I had a feeling you were not afraid to make some waves. I think it is time to make some tidal waves. We are going in the wrong direction.

Lastly, on a bit of a different subject, I would love to see this state on budget every year. If the economy shrinks 2% than cut the budget 2% across the board. I am sure it will be said it is just not that simple. Really? I would love to see the long term goal of the state of Idaho (and the nation, I’m a dreamer) be financial freedom, which means no debt. I would love to see the State of Idaho adopt “Dave Ramsey economics” as its policy.


Walt Holton

Monday, July 6, 2009

Hero Worship and Reagan

Recently while commenting on a website I frequent http://logisticsmonster.com/, I was asked the following question- following is my response.

Diamond Tiger asked, “Walt – can you explain to me the hero worship of Ronald Reagan – I just don’t get it, but then again it could be because of what I know about Ronald Reagan.”

I would love to. First of all I would like to water down the statement “hero worship.” I have no earthly heroes.

Ronald Reagan was not a man fresh with new ideas, he was neither a visionary, nor a deep intellectual…he did not need to be, because Truth exists. President Reagan’s policy and “ideas” were not new, to the contrary they were very old; they were the ones of our founders.

The founders of our nation, I believe, were God ordained to serve a purpose. The ideas they had were also not new. They did not invent the “self evident truths.” They did not ordain the "Laws of Nature,” or create the "Creator." They simply, through great wisdom, perseverance and the study of human nature, compiled very old Truths and built a series of documents so that we may be ruled by the written law, as inspired by the Creator, rather than be ruled by corruptible men. Just as Moses delivered Levitical Law, so did our Founders deliver The Constitution. Although wise, (a blessing from God) our founders were simply deliverers of God's plan for man; the Truth. When I remember Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Henry and Lincoln I honor their resolute nature, their diligence and love for freedom…but they were just men, honored to serve man and God.

So I say, we are all mortal; imperfect and flawed. Reagan was not a “perfect man.” I do not revere Reagan because he was great, but I do revere the message he carried. A message of freedom, responsibility, morality, actions and consequences; a similar message to those passed to us by our founders. Reagan was humble, kind mannered, and strong. When he spoke people understood and were inspired to follow. Like a good father Reagan was predictable, and consistent, his actions were reasonable and logical. Reagan, like our founders, knew there are no “new ideas” and that there is “nothing new under the sun.” He stood for the old ways, the proven ways…the Truth. No he was not a god amongst men, but he inspired men. He brought out the best in men and within America. He knew that the United States of America was not great because of its land nor location; but by its ideals, the “American Ideal.”

Thursday, July 2, 2009

...and to the Republic faux which it stands?

If you have been following the news lately, you probably heard that President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras was removed from power by his military for usurping the written law of their constitution; this man was not above the law. It looks to me like Honduras is a healthy constitutional republic; a far cry from ours.

Ours has morphed into a "faux-republic," with the executive order, the unprecedented appointment of Czars, policy-from-the-bench justices like Judge Soto' and the ever so powerful "Administrative branch of government," as Mark Levin summarized it so well in his book "Liberty and Tyranny." Perhaps the day the first executive order was handed down, our joint chiefs should have stood up and said, not so fast Mr. President, we are sworn to protect and defend the Constitution, and by your very title as an Executive you are outside your authority. Alas, "on little cat feet..."

Not only has our Constitutional Republic been circumvented by the leftists, so has our means of representative selection; the democratic election. It has turned into a farcical display that Tehran and pre-'90 Moscow would have been delighted with. We have a distracted decadent populace whose world view and subsequent voting is steered by a Pravda-esque media and a Hollywood that would make Hitler proud. Of course, beyond the shapers of world view we have the direct usurpers of democracy like ACORN, the defenders of "no-ID's required to vote" crowd and the local efforts of corrupt voting practices that rear up from Broward county to Washington state; many organized by big labor (shhhhh). Now, it is not beyond imagination to foresee, with a stroke of our “Dear Leader’s” pen, we may have an additional 12 to 20 million people (illegal immigrants) added to our voting roles as a supreme act of humanity, fairness and decency to a poor and oppressed people. A people oppressed by their own government as we cower from policies that might have forced Mexico off the path of third world corruption. But that is another diatribe all together.

Although all of these examples are a recipe for a faux-democracy, the 17th Amendment to the Constitution was probably the worst assault on the Republic of all. Before the 17th, Senators were elected by the State representatives rather than the populace. It is a state representatives job to be in touch with his constituent’s desires and spend much of their lives researching the complex issues; things “Joe six pack” does not have time nor perhaps the intellect or desire to learn. It was the wisest of all representatives (US Senators) to be elected by the wisest of the citizens (the state representatives). Today a senate seat is decided by who can spend the most, who controls the media message, and, if you happen to be a republican, who can keep their pants zipped up or their feet from tapping as you unload your daily grind. Our Constitutional Republic is a sad little puppet show; a faux-republic.

Monday, June 22, 2009

A guest letter to Congressman (from an old friend)

Congressman Baird,

I’m writing to ask you to please oppose ANY “anti gun bill” that includes ANY “gun ban” to repeal the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

I as a natural born citizen of the United States, do hereby demand that you vote “NO” on every unconstitutional bill to ban or confiscate the legally owned firearms of millions of law-abiding Americans. This includes the elimination of Gun Shows as proposed by the Obama Administration and Mr. Holder.

The founding fathers knew exactly what they were doing when they wrote the Second Amendment – they were giving the people the right to defend themselves against all threats – including the threat of an oppressive government.

Americans will be highly skeptical of any diversionary talk of “waiting periods”, “background checks” or “gun registration” and additional promises to enforce any new deeply flawed approaches.

If history is an accurate guide, banning guns would only embolden criminals and encourage crime leaving American’s defenseless and allow the uncontrolled and unacceptable to happen, making family security even worse than it is now.

Such legislation is a bad idea because it creates armed criminals to prey upon law abiding citizens. Further, it would be impossible to administer and even more unlikely to be enforced. Gun control is about controlling people, not making people safe.

That’s what is at stake here. Our freedom. Our future.

The most important job you have to do right now is to protect U.S. citizens Second Amendment Rights. Like millions of Americans, I’m sick and tired of the “inside the beltway” politics on this issue; I will NOT listen weasel words or slick excuses.

This issue is BLACK AND WHITE – there are no shades of gray! We need you to protect Americans RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS! Please oppose any gun bill, particularly if they include any gun ban provisions. I will be watching your vote on this issue very closely. Thank you.


Merrill Berger

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Letter to Congressman Minnick: Sotomayor confirmation

Dear Congressman Minnick,

I write you today begging you to stand against the confirmation of Judge Sotomayor to the US Supreme court.

Being a man in the know, I am sure you have heard the typical sound bites concerning Sotomayor’s life experience as a woman and Latino, and how that should make her more wise than other people groups. Although I am not personally offended (I’m a white male) over her statement (she is entitled to her opinion, right or wrong) I do believe such a statement is a declaration of her inability to be objective. Although this statement has been given most of the “legs” in the media, her 2001 speech at Berkley is riddled with statements that should particularly exclude her as an objective justice. She explains over and over how her life experiences will affect her rulings. Her philosophy as I would describe it is postmodernist, relativist and incapable of objectivity; each descriptive is a complete contradiction to what the job description of a Supreme Court justice should be.

A Supreme Court Justice should be very close to a machine; their job is interpreting laws and delivering a verdict based upon the intent of those who handed down the law, not based upon their personal desires. It is your job, Congressman, to deliver the laws, written with the clarity present to make the intent unavoidable. You are the policy maker, not the judge. The Constitution is the Law, not the judge. If the Constitution fails to serve the people’s desires, or if the laws you and your equals pass, fail the people, then change them as the rule of law dictates. It was never our founder’s intentions that the one that holds the gavel be the one that is the law; if so, a scepter would have done just fine.

Perhaps Judge Roberts said it best during his confirmation hearings when he said, "Judges are like umpires. Umpires don't make the rules; they apply them." Judge Sotomayor could be likened to a game seven World Series home plate umpire wearing a NY Yankees hat during the game. I encourage you to read her full speech and act as an American Statesman would act. Please act in the spirit of Thomas Jefferson and not William Jefferson. Additionally, please don’t bother sending a response if it is one that tap dances around the crowded dance floor without stepping on anyone’s feet. There is a right and wrong to everything, toes will get stepped on. If you choose to be contrary to my position than please declare yours as such. For that you will earn at least my respect, but not likely my support.

Thank You
Walt Holton

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Legal but Unjust (An open letter to the IDFG)

Here is the multiple choice question for the day

Which was invented first?
a) The center fire rifle
b) The bow and arrow
c) The muzzle loading rifle

To any one sane this is a simple test, and strangely enough the more primitive the armament the less advantage the hunter retains. However, the Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) seems to operate upon anti-logic. In Idaho with the purchase of a standard hunting license one buys the right to wield a modern firearm in the field. Of course tags are extra as they should be. But if one wishes to give more advantage to the game animal and chooses a more primitive arm, the hunter must pay extra. In the case of a muzzle loader $18.25 and in the case of an archer $18.25. Archery and muzzle loader hunters must pay extra to be disadvantaged; that seems backwards to me. Of course the logic behind the IDFG is fees and funds. Paying extra for a disadvantage seems illogical.

Secondly, should we not consider archery as the de facto baseline hunting weapon? It was invented first the muzzle loaders second and the center fire rifle third. So again would it not be logical for a baseline hunting license to include the right to wield the most basic arms rather than the most modern? I would suggest in a logical world it might go something like this. Hunting license includes archery, additional endorsements may be purchased at the following fees- muzzle loader permit $5 center fire permit $10 enter fire with telescoping site $15. Not only is such a scheme logical, based on sporting advantage and tenure of technology, but it would also raise much more money due to the vastly larger numbers of rifle hunters. The latter should perk up the ears at the IDFG. The present system is unfair and backwards. It would almost seem like they are picking on a minority, which is what a constitutional republic is supposed to prevent. There is a right and wrong in every matter, wrongness substantiated by a majority may be legal but it is still wrong. I believe Ayn Rand called it, “a legal injustice.” The present fee structure is wrong!

Walt Holton

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Rights and Responsibility

Today, our country faces a myriad of issues, especially the small businessman and his employees. We are rapidly turning into a semi-socialist state; taxed and mandated. Welfare, food stamps, low-income housing, childcare, healthcare, and other government entitlements are taking a bite out of every family in our nation. Taking care of the widowed, orphaned and mentally and physically disadvantaged is our social and Biblical responsibility. However, a large segment of the “entitled” are taking advantage of the workingman. Unpaid child support, tax evasion, Medicare abuse, and countless other frauds are biting us every day. Substance abuse plays an enormous role in these problems, both socially and economically. Out of one pocket people use food stamps to buy foodstuffs of questionable value and the other pocket use cash to buy beer and cigarettes. This makes me furious! I need to take a deep breathe and settle down as not to loose my compassion. Is it my responsibility to pay for the “entitled’s” substance abuse and cable TV? NO! It is not yours either!

One right our forefathers reserved for us is the right to pursue happiness. Since childhood each of us learned basic rights, responsibilities and rewards, actions and consequences. Such as…“If you clean your room I’ll give you a cookie” (responsibility, rights and reward.) Or; “If you draw on the walls you’ll get a spanking” (action and consequences). The choices we made as children effected our pursuit of happiness. Each “so called” right we have in America is nothing more than an allowed privilege. The right to vote, to drive, to drink alcohol, to smoke cigarettes, to have cable TV, to eat microwave popcorn are all privileges NOT RIGHTS.

I am quite happy to help the under-privileged and I also believe if given the opportunity churches and other groups would handle it quite well. In lieu of common sense perhaps we should tie entitlements to responsibility. My proposal; Anyone who is behind on taxes, child support, and legal fines or is taking government assistance such as welfare, food stamps or low-income housing should be considered “at rears with society.” Immediately when someone becomes, at rears, their right to purchase alcohol or cigarettes should be suspended. This will serve two purposes. The first, it will free up monies to be spent on food, childcare and other worthwhile family pursuits. The other is also obvious; substance abuse would go down, and so would the bad decisions made by the person using the substance. Such as drinking and driving, spousal/child abuse and basic laziness. Secondly the right to vote should be suspended. Unsuccessful people do not make successful decisions! Thirdly, for the worst offenders the deadbeat dads and other tax evaders, who aren’t even trying to do their duty. Suspend their driver’s license, after taking away the other privileges.

Seem harsh? Think I’m going overboard? Than you go to a liquor/grocery store on the wrong side of the tracks. You’ll see two things; good hard working people getting just enough to survive. And you’ll see a person with two dirty kids who buys questionable foodstuffs with your tax dollars; with “their money” buy a gallon of vodka and a carton of cigarettes. Those two dirty kids deserve more. Do you think Mama or Papa sit down with the kids and do their homework? Not likely, because it’s the governments job to teach the kids. Isn’t it?

We need to get back to the basics to solve complex problems…anything else is just a Band-Aid. Rights and responsibilities, actions, consequences and rewards.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Fetal Position: A Prospective

Dateline Royter’s 3/10/2011-

In a plea for continuing funding for her research, Dr. Elita Desdemona, (senior research coordinator at Harvard) asked President Obama this week to, “please continue and enhance the governments funding of embryonic stem cell research.”

In her 1500 page report, Dr. Desdemona sited, “although we have not, to this day, delivered to humanity a cure for cancer, diabetes or Parkinson’s disease; it is very important that we continue our work.” She continued, “You just never know when the day may come when a discovery will be made that will change life on earth as we know it. Imagine the day when there will be no disease, no sickness; the great minds of this world could live on.”

She added, “Although the thought of a day when life long statesmen, and donors to the world like, Edward (Ted) Kennedy, and Robert Bird, would be free of mental and physical ailments, sounds good; we must consider the counter of such miraculous discoveries.”

I asked Dr. Desdemona, if she thought of the implications of an over populated earth as a result of her forthcoming discoveries. She answered, “Yes, I have thought about the implications of, ‘healing the world’ via embryonic stem cell research. Population control, and its importance can not be under appreciated.” She elaborated, “Such discoveries carry a price. Longer life in general can be a good thing or a bad thing. One intelligent person can change the world, yet one ignorant person may spend his life watching Nascar, driving SUVs and going to gun shows; a waste of resources really a waste of a life.” She continued with a glint of hope in her eye, “Science has already discovered, through genetic mapping research, which couples are likely to produce more disease tolerant, and dare I say potentially more intelligent offspring. Since we are all citizens of the world we need to open a dialogue. We need to talk about responsible reproduction, we need a plan. A plan -voluntary at first- of genetic compatibility testing. With every new life we must determine whether the, to be born, will be likely to give to Mother Earth or take from her. We should ask like minded responsible citizens to opt out of reproduction, or choose another more suitable genetic donor for their off spring.” She concluded, “It’s for the good of the earth. To completely study the effects of such a societal shift I must, concede my opinion to the, Institute for Genetics and Population Studies (IGPS), founded by my good friend Cora Weiss.”

Dateline Royter’s 3/11/2011

In a follow up to yesterday’s story on the tireless work of Dr. Elita Desdemona, this reporter commends the efficiency of the Obama administration.

In response to Dr. Desdemona’s plea for more embryonic stem cell funding, President Obama with a stroke of a pen, not only funded the request, but added to it by 1.5 billion dollars only one day after the heart felt plea of Desdemona.

Upon signing the Executive order, President Obama proudly said, “The days of business as usual Washington politics are over. The days of action and change are here! Funding this project is far too important, for it to be stalled in congress. These people need the money now, [pause, emphasis added] to continue their research; not when the partisan politicians feel like it or get around to it.” “I will do all in my power as President of the United States of America, to keep the hope, of a better world alive.”

President Obama has been summarily criticized as if in lockstep, by all nine Republican Senators for his “over use of the Executive order,” However, CNN's latest public opinion poll shows most urban youth agree with the Presidents new streamlined approach to governance. In a brief interview with a young man on the street, Yaser Talleen said, “Barack is doin’ a butt kickin job! My assistance check has never been late, I can’t say that for that Bush guy, but he was just stupid.”

In a phone call last night, this reporter thought he was going to have the pleasure to tell Dr. Desdemona of the latest Executive order in her favor. Unfortunately, President Obama had already text'd her on his famed Blackberry device. However, while talking to Dr. Desdemona, I noticed a down ness in her voice. Upon further prying, she propounded with a heart stricken tone.

“Getting the funding is great, and I thank the President, but I am so sad to say we are quickly running out of fetuses, [she corrected] embryos to perform research on. I know we will find places to direct the funds and continue the research; as hamstrung as it may be. It would be so much easier if we just had more embryos.” She continued and told me the story of Pandora Scatola.

Pandora Scatola is a brave young lady. She is very active in the community doing things such as donating her time registering voters and the like. In January, tragedy struck her life. While walking home from a party she claimed she was raped by a white police officer who was “lending assistance.” Such an allegation was not a surprise to many in the neighborhood. One young man (who in fear of retribution wished to remain nameless) commented on the allegations involving the police officer, in an insolent tone, “Go figure.”

Since the case has not gone to trial she could speak no more of the incident.

The “alleged” rape has left her life in a shambles. She has sincere issues with trust, and says, “She battles hatred every day.” Above all of the emotional torment and the lifelong scars on her soul, Pandora found out she is pregnant with the rapist’s child. “Just knowing this animals seed grows inside me makes me ill,” said Miss Scatola. In a strange twist of fate, Pandora Scatola and Dr. Elita Desdemona have a mutual friend; a secretary at Dr. Desdemona’s office. Her name is Toki; for sake of her anonymity we withhold her last name. Toki shared Dr. Desdemona’s embryo shortage issue with Miss Scatola in passing. It did not take two seconds for Pandora to connect the dots. “I want to donate my fetus to Dr. Elita Scatola’s research. I want something good to come out of something so terrible.” She added. “I am going to have an abortion anyways, why not use the fetus instead of throw it away?”

As our telephone interview concluded, Dr. Desdemona left us with these final thoughts. “Miss Scatola’s sacrifice is a sincere offering…I’m touched. [her voice broke] When I told her it was not legal for me to take her fetus due to archaic laws of this land, she was very angry…almost inconsolable. ‘I just want to do good.’ She said. Then, I promised Pandora one thing. I promised I would send out a plea to President Obama. I take this news opportunity to do so.

President Obama, please recall March, 9th 2009. You may not remember, but that was the date you freed the world from Bush’s medieval embryonic stem cell research policy. That was the date you allowed us to experiment on previously frozen human embryos. That was a great day a day of great reason, a day you delivered on your promise of hope. I call on you to remember your reasoning that day, the reasoning spoken by most was this simple; those embryo were going to get thrown away why not use them. Please consider the offering of my dear friend Pandora Scatola. Please allow her to donate her embryo to research. It will just get thrown away, why not use it. What’s the difference?” In a brief private email to the President he said he would consult newly appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice Hillary Clinton on the issue.

Numerous Hollywood insiders are donating to the “Pandy fund” to help Pandora In her fight to serve the world.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Has Capitalism Failed?

Just look at the mess the world is in today. Has Capitalism failed? Well that is what the leftists would like you to believe. I would contend our market is nowhere near a capitalist system. Government interference has rendered it almost unrecognizable and getting worse all the time.

Every time the Federal Reserve turns on the printing press, without destroying an equal amount of old currency, they produce counterfeit dollars. Every dollar in existence before the creation of new currency has a tangible value in the market as determined by those who use it. Currency is merely a token of the value of labor and assets, and that is all that backs the value. Ink and paper hold no value alone; they represent no actual good or service. Infusing un-backed money in the market is akin to...let me use an analogy.

Say you own a Ming Dynasty vase; one of only 100 known to exist. The value of the vase is enhanced by its rarity, and its value is determined in the fair market based upon demand. Let also say all 100 of these vases have been known to exist for 100 years. Over the 100 years, many of the vases have traded hands, and by doing so the value has been established via supply and demand. Lets say today’s value was $10,000, and based upon comparison with commodity indexes, the actual value of the vases have remained stable over the 100 years. One day, out of the blue, 50 more identical vases were discovered and hit the market. The vases look the same and were made by the same people but the question is would they (and the ones previously known) be worth the same as they were before? Of course not. What would they be worth? That is the crux of the issue.

Establishing a new value would take time since all of the vases would not be on the market at the same time. Of course there would be appraisers and dealers that would attempt to set or influence a market price but the true value could only be established in the market with actual money changing hands. This is exactly what printing money does to the market; confuses, and dilutes it. Lets add one more tad bit of confusion into the mix; credit.

Let’s say during the establishment of the new value of the vases, a few people bought the vases and put them on credit. The newly purchased vases, bought on credit, established a baseline to the new value of all the vases; or did it, was it real? Now lets also assume those who bought the vases on credit (and established a new value as a result) were unable to meet the terms of credit and the vases were repossessed. The market was inflated by false demand, due to the “buyers” ability to pay. Credit, skewed the value of the market. After repossession of the vase, the creditor must make liquid, the vase (sell it). Since the banks are not in the retail sales business and time and use of money is their business, the bank will forego top market prices to recover capital (sell it for less than it’s worth). Discounted sales in such a circumstance recess the market, lowering the value of all of the vases to some extent. The use of credit not only can falsify the market to the positive but the negative as well. The little credit vase analogy is almost identical in nature to the housing crisis we face today. Printing and borrowing money is an enemy to a functional capitalist system. Printing and borrowing money is a weapon of mass confusion. Don’t lose faith in the capitalist system… if you are younger than 100 years old you probably have never really seen it in action. America, we need to get back to the basics. The basics will yield slow, steady, unrelenting growth.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Guns: True Equality

Physically, all humans are not created equal. Some are weaker due to genetics and some weaker because of their sex. This is a simple fact of life. Before guns and even the invention of the club for that matter, the strongest physical specimens would take from whoever they pleased, whatever they pleased. Humans are unique; we can reason and adapt. In order for the weak to survive they needed to level the playing field; as individuals and as cultures. From the first thrown stone, mankind has had a need to adapt and develop weaponry. Some developments were as a result of protection/equalization and some for conquest. If we as humans did not have this ability to reason and develop weapons, we most likely would have developed a natural eugenic system like the animals...the smallest and weakest would be culled; disallowed to breed, and fall at the hands of the dominant. Thankfully we are not animals.

The Chinese culture of old is a great example. They so wished to protect their culture they isolated themselves from the world; in turn genetic isolation. They developed as smaller beings over many generations. As foes of greater stature arose and sought conquest, the options for the Chinese were limited. A genetic overhaul would take generations, population expansion, carried the cost of sustaining and took time, and subservience was not an option. As a result of need, the Chinese developed new methods of combat (martial arts), advanced metallurgy for swords and such, they designed and built a Great Wall, and eventually developed gun powder. They developed an intellectual and technological superiority to counter their genetic deficiencies.

Fast foreword 2009- Men still seek dominance. There are those amongst us those that will take from others if they can. Some nations if they had the means would seek conquest; if they had advantage. The USA has built a "Great Wall" against those would be conquestious nations; we call it a nuclear arsenal. As humans, each of us seek freedom from oppression. None of us wish to be robbed, raped, or controlled simply as a result of another’s dominant advantage. Guns are the equalizer. An 89 year old wheel chair bound grandmother with a Kimber 1911 .45ACP is an equal to 9 of the biggest meanest strongest men on earth (18 IF SHE CAN CHANGE CLIPS QUICKLY). Taking guns from the lawful makes them far more oppressable. Even if every gun on earth magically vanished the wicked nature of the unsaved man would still remain.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Common Sense Alcohol Control

From the years 1920 thru 1933 alcohol production and consumption was illegal in the US; this period was known as Prohibition. Although a failed policy amongst the people, the purpose and intent of the law was a noble endeavor. The statesmen of the time realized, alcohol was a certain vice to the people of this nation. The consumption of alcohol was and is known to contribute to, vagrancy, promiscuity, violence, financial ruin, unproductive behavior, sexual assault, motor vehicle impairment, and a general lack of good judgment. Not all people who use alcohol behave in the manner before described but many do; too many too ignore. Statistics to substantiate alcohol’s negative affect on society, financially, morally and physically are not hard to come by. In its wake alcohol consumption, leaves victims; the self inflicted variety and the innocent. The mere statistics of the tangible harm to the people in this nation is a cause to act. By acting we can not only prevent thousands of deaths, rapes and murders, we can also prevent the inevitable intangible negative affects to our great nation, such as; poverty, depression, broken homes, unproductiveness and littering.

My solution and the forthcoming proposed bill is not a renaissance of prohibition, but merely common sense alcohol control (HB Al-2009a).

Proposal component 1) - Identification marking
Every container of alcohol in the most individual form, regardless of the size and potency must have an individual identification mark. This identification mark bust bear the, manufacture date, location of manufacture, potency and quantity. The ID mark must be unalterable and uniform in location. The expense for the marking equipment is upon each manufacturer. Each State government that passes this bill may require additional information on the “ID mark” upon their own accord. All equipment and expense thereof required to comply with individual state requirements shall be at the expense of the manufacturer.

Component 2) - Tracking
All marked alcohol will be recorded with each state government before the alcohol makes entry into the state, including all of the information on the means of transport.
Tracking and documentation shall be reported at delivery from warehouse to retail location. A transfer in ownership of each container must be recorded when delivered to a retail location and from retail to purchaser.

Component 3) - Registration and liability
Each buyer/holder of any alcoholic beverage must have a license to possess and/or consume to take ownership. Each state may of its own free will, shall determine the requirements of license.

Private Citizen requirements and 3a)- The standard requirements for a private citizen license holder will be- Legal citizenship, legal age, absence of criminal record, and payment for the processing of the identification license and administration. Additional possible license requirements (per state) may include-Proof of payment of- State taxes, child support, moving violations, stable mental health, absence of alcohol abuse in family history, sufficient credit score, alcohol safety training, and proof that no one in the household receives government assistance, with exception of social security recipients over the age of 63. Additionally it may be required that each container (even if in a locked and secure cabinet) have individual cap locks as a redundant method of prevention against underage consumption.

Retailer 3b) - Each retailer, at their own expense will possess the equipment to scan and report each sale. Loss or suspension of license will occur, in the event of, sale to an unlicensed buyer. Failure to report theft of alcohol, failure to allow random audit, failure to pay transaction fees, failure to report broken or damaged containers, falsely reporting broken or damaged containers, will also result in license suspension or termination, possible criminal charges and seizure of all alcohol.

Special sales (Bar, Tavern, events) 3c) - Sale of individualized containers shall comply by the same rules as “retailers.” Bars and Taverns shall comply with additional regulations as they typically re-sell alcohol packaged in larger containers as smaller portions. Example keg beer sold as draft and liquor sold by the shot. These larger containers shall only be sold to bars and taverns since they are containers that might be used for binge drinking. These especially dangerous containers deserve special laws; they shall be referred to as vessels of mass consumption. All keg type sales from a bar to a licensed buyer must be recorded by weight. All presale spillage and over-pour must be contained for the purpose of weight auditing the sales. Each waste pour over container must be registered and prepared for“water down audit.” A 16 oz grace for unaccounted for beer will be given per keg. Similar rules apply to liquor and wine.

Government held containers 4) - All government held empty bottles, cans, kegs and otherwise must not be resold for reuse. Each vessel must be mutilated and destroyed, recorded, documented and accompanied with a, “Certificate of Destruction.”

Purpose for Identification, Tracking and licensing- The primary purpose for this orderly distribution of alcohol is due to its dangerous nature. Even though most that buy and consume alcohol do it in a responsible manor, many do not. Some adults buy alcohol for teens or abusers or felons; some stores sell to teens, abusers and felons. Upon purchase of every container the buyer becomes liable, partially or fully, for every misdeed, construed to be perpetrated by the consumption of the specific container[s] of alcohol. By placing the liability upon the licensed purchaser, the licensed purchaser would be less likely to, resell or give alcohol to the under aged or unstable. We must face it alcohol is the problem; not the people who drink it. It must be controlled by common sense Alcohol control legislation.