Today Must be Math Day

Today I ran across two separate math articles from two different sources.

The first was a video from a segment on the Dave Ramsey show. He talks about Obamacare and how you are not exempt from math regardless of whether you are a Republican or a Democrat. He also mentions the effects of being forced to purchase insurance. Have a look:

[youtube]http://youtu.be/IsVqOe07cdY[/youtube]

The second was an article brought to my attention by a friend:

The modern-day ‘slave class’ is anyone who cannot do math… and that’s about 95% of the population (click here)

Overall, it is a good read. I do not agree 100% with everything the article has to say. For example, I understand that it is a wise decision to transfer risk by purchasing certain types of insurance (such as term life insurance and homeowner’s insurance). The article does bring up the control factor of taxation and the national debt. That, I can certainly appreciate.

There was a slight bit of overlap between the two, but they underlying premise is more or less the same:

You are not excused from math!

It does not matter what you believe or don’t believe either side of politics.

  • Do not fall victim to any of the “loudest voice in the room” arguments on either side of the political spectrum
  • Do not buy into the euphemisms designed to cover up the theft imposed on you by the government
  • Do not be fooled by the trickery used to mask the true nature of our country’s dire financial situation

Roanoke City Call to Action – July 9th Deadline

“All politics is local.” — Tip O’Neill

Liberty lovers, it is time to take action. It is time to turn the tide of politics in the Roanoke Valley. Do you meet these criteria?

  • You are a resident of Roanoke City, Virginia AND
  • You are registered to vote AND
  • You believe…
    • That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice
    • That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society
    • That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government
    • That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing constitutional limitations
    • That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense
    • That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers, is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation

If so, we need your help. It is time to turn off the TV and get involved. America’s Got Talent can wait. Mr. John Brill is the Chairman of the Roanoke City Republican Committee, and he needs as many liberty-minded voters as possible to join the Committee. The Committee is holding a mass meeting on July 18th. If you are ready to take up the cause of liberty, I urge you to contact Mr. Brill before 5:00PM EDT on July 9th and inform him of your intention to join the Committee. Help him bring more liberty-minded candidates to office.

Instructions:

  1. Read this mass meeting call.
  2. Click here to email John Brill your name, address, phone number, and intention to join the Committee.
  3. Attend the July 18th meeting if you can!

Take action now and get involved! Thank you for your willingness to support the cause.

Best regards,
— Stuart Bain

Clinton Portrait

Yet another mailbag joke courtesy of Dave W. (trust me when I say that my decision to do this mailbag->blog thing will involve a lot of Dave W. content). I lived in the Washington D.C. area when the whole Monica Lewinsky scandal went down. What a fiasco!


Clinton Portrait

The Clinton Library is now open & and they’ve revealed the Official Portrait…


Congressional Reform Act of 2011

The mailbag hits just keep on coming. During my run for U.S. House, I received this one (or variations of it) multiple times. Usually at least once a day. It was sent again today via Carolyn B. Have an opinion on it? Leave a comment below!


The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971…before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.

I’m asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

1. Term Limits.

12 years only, one of the possible options below..

A. Two Six-year Senate terms

B. Six Two-year House terms

C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

2. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.

The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.


Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!! If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete

You are one of my 20+. Please keep it going.

Jekyll Island Anniversary

Over at the Economic Collapse Blog, they posted an article about today being the 100th anniversary of 1910 Jekyll Island meeting that resulted in the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank. As someone who studies economics and economic policies, I encourage you to take the time to research the Federal Reserve and how it works. Be sure to study both sides of the argument for and against the Fed. The Federal Reserve, of course, sings its own praises. However, there are others who disagree.