Tuesday, January 26, 2010
So Hawk posts today that the Donks are going to try to save their asses by getting Tea Party voters to abandon Republicans. Further, he gives us the answers he wants us to give when Donks and others start asking questions:
Do you believe that Barack Obama is a U.S. citizen? Yes, he was born in Hawaii.First of all, while a lot of Tea Partiers are currently supporting Republicans (including me when I supported Chris Christie), to assume that the Tea Party movement has a home in the Republican party as both the Donks and Hawk seem to be assuming is a fool's game.
Do you think the 10th Amendment bars Congress from issuing regulations like minimum health care coverage standards? Yes, forcing people to buy health insurance is a clear violation of the 10th Amendment. If my opponent thinks it should be legal to force people to buy their own health insurance, then what other products does he believe Congress can force people to buy?
Do you think programs like Social Security and Medicare represent socialism and should never have been created in the first place? Both programs were well intentioned attempts to take care of the American people when they're at their most vulnerable. It's too bad that mismanagement in Washington has put both programs at risk and is threatening our country's financial future.
Do you think President Obama is a socialist? He's taking over banks, taking over car companies, trying to take over health care, spending money we can't afford -- if that's not socialism, it's a pretty good imitation of it.
Do you think America should return to a gold standard? No, but I think we need to get a handle on this out-of-control spending in Washington to protect our children's futures.
The Tea Party movement is a movement of FREE AMERICANS who make political decisions based upon their individual perspectives and new-found understanding of the Constitution. It is currently not associated with any political party, and despite some pretty good options, it's not likely to do so any day soon.
Furthermore, I'm offended that anyone would suggest that Democrat-style talking points are needed in order for me (or anyone else) to answer any questions. I'll answer them however I damned well please, thank you. If John Hawkins doesn't like my answers, he can go fuck himself.
For the record, here they are:
Do you believe that Barack Obama is a U.S. citizen? Whether he is a US citizen is not being contested. As to whether he is natural born, I seriously doubt it. There is evidence in the courts that he was born abroad, but even if it can be demonstrated that he was, as he currently claims, born in Hawaii, he is still the son of a foreign national (a British subject no less), and as such is ineligible under the Natural Born Citizen Clause.
Do you think the 10th Amendment bars Congress from issuing regulations like minimum health care coverage standards? Yes, the federal government being involved in such matters as healthcare is a clear violation of the 10th Amendment.
Do you think programs like Social Security and Medicare represent socialism and should never have been created in the first place? Yes I do.
Do you think President Obama is a socialist? At best. He is definitely a radical progressive with radical socialist/communist/fascist tendencies.
Do you think America should return to a gold standard? Absolutely. Currency must be backed by something of value, and many economic problems today are easily attributable to the mismanagement that inevitably comes with moving away from a backed currency. Be it gold, silver, or some other tangibly valuable metal, this is something that may not happen soon, but will be of huge benefit to all once it does happen.
If the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, or John Hawkins has any problem at all with my answers, they can all just go whine to the UN. I honestly don't give a flying fuck.