theodore M I R A L D I mpa ... editor, publisher, writer

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lawyers and the demise of democracy......

Thomas Jefferson warned us of the impending erosion.....


"It has long been my opinion, and I have never shrunk from its expression,... that the germ of dissolution of our Federal Government is in the constitution of the Federal Judiciary--an irresponsible body (for impeachment is scarcely a scare-crow), working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief over the field of jurisdiction until all shall be usurped from the States and the government be consolidated into one. To this I am opposed."

- Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Obama's campaign rhetoric.......

I can hardly wait to hear Obama's delusional rhetoric about how he's going to make
us all better off than we were during the previous administration...One year later
and trillions spent on special political bargains that hasn't created a green industry, or anything else that has made a dent in the unemployment rate.
What has changed for the better is the democrats lose of Ted Kennedy's throne in
Massachusetts ending a year long debacle in congress by the likes of Pelosi and Reid.
Now the ever morphing Obama has been hit by the lightening of reason and in his endearing way has gone from FDR to Reagan in an instant.
What will we hear in his first State of the Union will be how hard he has worked to
overcome the excesses of the Bush Administation and in doing so has misread the will
of the people, as if he has no will of his own. How after millions of people have lost their jobs and homes Obama finally gets it. To little to late.............
Again we will hear his soaring oratory about him fighting for the little guy while
padding big business and government programs at the taxpayers expense. Obama's
elitist socialist agenda is out of step with the national interest.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Massachusetts Takes The Lead......

This enormous win by Scott Brown was not a win for the Republican Party, but
the tip of a spear that will change the course of the political landscape for years
to come. This election is a referendum of poor policy choices and a complete breakdown of ethical and political decorum. Our institutions work best when there is
dialog and compromise among the parties and the people. Even with a 60 vote majority
in the Senate the democrats seem to be more interested in biased media coverage
than hammering out comprehensive Health-Care Reform. No one would deny change is
greatly needed to curtail the spiraling cost of coverage. But by no means did the
urgency of this Bill make it necessary to exclude the minority party from the debate.
After all we do live in a democracy, not a dictatorship.