Down to the wire again

Here we go again, another threat to shut down the government. Those “enlightened individuals” that infest the halls of congress are pulling the same old song and dance(crap)again. Waiting till the last-minute to fund the government. Good Lord, they are such “drama queens”. If they spent even half the time doing the business they were sent to congress to do as they spend in front of the cameras and the talk shows they might just get something done.

They have known since the last was approved(whenever the hell that was)that there needed to be a new budget for the next fiscal year. They spend their time talking about what needs to be done but that is all they do, talk. How many times must they “kick the can down the road”? Now they try to work out a deal for a continuing resolution, to fund the government for just a few more days or weeks. If they get a CR this same drama will play out without end.

We get drug through the mud no matter which party controls congress. And that is the problem the parties fight for control, not just of congress but the entire government. This time the socialist democrats threaten a partial government shut down, they are in the minority and at the moment control nothing. Or do they? After the mid-term elections in just a few short months it may just be the socialist republicans who are in the minority. When the socialist republicans are the minority they too will threaten a partial shut down of the government. Just part of the never-ending drama of D.C.. No matter which party controls this Republic, the Republic is the loser.

This drama, this time, is because the socialist democrats want assurances for the “dreamers” and DACA(you know the ones who are here illegally). I thought that we would have a once and done policy when Reagan was president. You remember the amnesty for illegals and then secure the border. Well they got their amnesty and the border has yet to be secured. How many millions was it then and now how many more millions will it be this time? The republicans were after cheap labor then and the democrats are after votes now.

Well I have news for those enlightened individuals in congress, there is another group of “dreamers” in this Republic, the legal citizens. The ones who dream of a lean, frugal and efficient government. Those like me. But then again we do not matter to you do we? To either party?

I have not checked for any late breaking news concerning this latest drama queen fiasco, and probably wont. At this point there is only 4 hours and 22 minutes left until a partial government shutdown happens or is avoided. It will be less by the time I get around to posting this.

Being as it is after 5 pm on the east coast most of the government is shutdown anyway. The world is still turning and the lights are still on.

One last thing. Each and every day we are bombarded with scenes and sound bites of the hearings going on in the different committees and the hearings going on to investigate this and that. But we never a subjected to scenes and sound bites of the goings on in the budget committee. You do have a budget committee dont you?

God Bless Florida and her citizens


So you want to Secede

It seems that California wants to secede from California, making a New California separate from Old California. You want to remain in the union you just want to secede for coastal California. West Virginia was mentioned in the article I read. You better check your history on how West Virginia came to be. Also you might just want to study up on the Constitution, especially the part that covers how new states are formed.

I also understand that you have drafted a Declaration of Independence. Declaring Independence and achieving it are two separate issues. I haven’t read your Declaration of Independence yet, will find it soon and give it a look. In the mean time I will give a guess or two and perhaps give you some ideas that will help. Allow me to put this in context for you.

Rural California is tired of seeing their tax dollars siphoned off to go to the big cities to fund their social justice programs. In other words your tax dollars are flowing away from you and you get little if anything in return. Your money flows towards the coast while your area receives little if any attention.

Well, all I can say is, Welcome to the freaking club. What you are experiencing now is the same thing that the South faced in the years prior to what you call the Civil War. Yep, the revenue from the South was flowing towards the North to fund the special interest groups and programs of that time. How much of your hard-earned money goes to fund the wacky liberal programs of the big cities? Get yourself some books that cover history, the real history of the years leading up to the South(South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas)seceding from the union. Pay special attention to the tariffs, especially the Morrill tariff. By the way, money still flows from the South bound for other destinations. You money is bound to fund programs for those who are in your state illegally. Why? They will vote for those who protect them, keeping those in power who abuse you so badly.

Rural California feels like they are underrepresented in their state government. The big cities have most of the representation. You think you are being governed without your consent. You think you are being taxed, heavily taxed, without your consent.

Again welcome to the freaking club. The South was always underrepresented. It was framed that way. Just who do you think came up with the 3/5 thing? It certainly was not the South. If the slaves were counted a whole people, instead of 5 being 3. The South would have had more representation in congress, possibly making all states equally represented. The north could not allow that, they wanted to be in control of the new government. Like the South you will never be represented, it was not meant to be.

You may want Independence, you may even prove that you are capable of governing yourselves. You may even find allies in the big cities, until they realize that when you leave so does the money that fund the social justice programs. The South had allies in the north that were willing to let them go in peace until they realized they would no longer be able to pilfer the South of its money. Your governor may say something akin to what Mr. Lincoln said when some suggest that you should go in peace. Let them go, Let them go, I may as well shutter the government.

You see they do not need your votes or even your loyalty. What they do need is your money. It is always about money. They will never let you go in peace or any other way, not as long as there is one dime left to squeeze out of you. The only escape for you is to escape California. Go to a state more to your liking.

You will notice above there are only 7 states listed as seceding, there were only 7 in the beginning. They declared their independence from the union. They then formed their own government and country, the Confederate States of America. 4 more states(Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas and Tennessee)did secede later, the total became 11. Might want to check your history on this also, especially the part about why they voted to secede after voting to remain. Long story short, the North used force to preserve the union. The South was beaten on the Battlefield and is still a conquered and occupied nation. President Jefferson Davis was imprisoned for treason but was never tried. No one would take the case on behalf of the union. The reason, what they won on the battlefield they would have lost in a court of law.

The South paid a heavy price in its attempt to leave the union, and still pays today. There are some still to this day that claim that the South embarked on a fool’s errand. Seeking freedom and independence is not and never has been a fool’s errand. The South in the spirit of the Colonials sought Freedom, Liberty and the right to self-government, after all they were the direct descendants of the Colonials.

You have finally reached the point where you now realize that your state government is corrupt, well good for you. It took long enough. But then, the original Declaration of Independence does say, Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves. It does take time. On a side note the United Kingdom voted to exit the E.U., still has not happened. Time will tell on that one. Catalonia voted to secede from Spain, you saw how that worked out.

I really hate to ask this but, after all we are talking about California. Are you for the United Kingdom leaving the E.U.? Were you in support of Catalonia? Are you in support of Florida?

Well good luck to you. Maybe, just maybe some other states that are controlled by liberals will follow you.

My how history does repeat itself.

Dont forget to hoist the Bonnie Blue Flag.

God Bless the State(Republic)of Florida.
Like our ancestors we to shall be free.

Happy Secession Day

January the 10th in the Year of Our Lord 1861 the State of Florida seceded from the union.

Ordinance of Secession

We, the people of the State of Florida, in convention assembled, do solemnly ordain, publish, and declare, That the State of Florida hereby withdraws herself from the confederacy of States existing under the name of the United States of America and from the existing Government of the said States; and that all political connection between her and the Government of said States ought to be, and the same is hereby, totally annulled, and said Union of States dissolved; and the State of Florida is hereby declared a sovereign and independent nation; and that all ordinances heretofore adopted, in so far as they create or recognize said Union, are rescinded; and all laws or parts of laws in force in this State, in so far as they recognize or assent to said Union, be, and they are hereby, repealed.

Passed 10 Jan 1861

God Bless the Republic of Florida