Thursday, November 20, 2014

Is The Constitution Still Relevant? (Part I)

Friends, tonight President Obama (or should I now
refer to him as King Barack?) is going to unveil his
immigration reform plan which will, among other things,
legalize 5 million heretofore illegal aliens currently in our
country.

Obama is going to issue an Executive Order to make this
terrible plan come into existence; after all, he has bragged
that he has a pen and a phone. He has said that he shall use
these items to get what he wants done if Congress will not
help out. make no mistake: this man thinks that Congress
is an impediment to his plans, that the will of the American
people mans nothing, that the American people are mere
peasants, and that the Constitution is Cottonelle! Ever since
he first took office in 2009 this farce of a president has done
all that he could to relax immigration laws to the point of
being meaningless, in order to bring in people from economically
impoverished countries not so much to give then a fresh new
beginning in a prosperous new land but to get them situated
as cheap labor in the most basic of jobs, to get them enrolled
in various federal social benefit programs (especially the so-called
Affordable Care Act, a/k/a Obamacare), and --- when they
finally become U.S. citizens or, perhaps before then, knowing
this president and his political party, to have them remember
who gave them all these goodies come future elections.

Congressional Republicans are already vowing to stop Obama
from carrying out this end run around both Congress and the
Constitution. Obama's action will precipitate a constitutional
crisis in our government and our country. For those of us who
have strong stomachs and steely nerves, we may be witnessing
the end of our constitutional rule of law, and perhaps the end of
our great country as we have always known it. I shall return to
comment on Obama's speech soon, as we shall need to thoroughly
examine the entirety of his speech which shall I'm sure include the
main points of his controversial program. We shall also assess
the potential ramifications of same, as well as what strategies
Republicans and horrified Democrats of good will can employ
to thwart this assault on the Constitution and affront to the
We the People; polls show that Americans oppose more lenient
immigration laws by from 65-80%! Hispanics oppose this, by the
way, by around 55-45%, so squishy Republicans on Capitol Hill
may want to rethink Hispanics as a sure source of electoral
support by voting for such measures (potential GOP presidential
candidates, take note!).

Your beloved Peasant shall return very soon with my impressions
of Obama's speech. Be strong.


MEM


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day Thoughts

Friends, today is Veteran's Day, the day in which
we honor our current and former military service
men and women who sacrificed so much for us
and our way of life. As Memorial Day is the day
to remember our fallen and long ago military
people, Veterans Day is for the ones still with us
in the realm of the living.

Now, your faithful Peasant remembers ALL of our
military people on both of these days, and does so
openly and unabashedly. As a matter of fact, I give
thanks for everyone, past and present, alive and
gone to glory who have so served. As I believe in
gratitude for all good things and people in life,
I give thanks each and every day that I am a free
and well-protected citizen of the United States,
with a constitution which spells out my rights
under our law, and a military which defends
it all. But for this day, my great and wonderful
readers, let us all show our gratitude for these
blessings which we enjoy as Americans by
personally thanking family, friends, neighbors,
co-workers, and acquaintances who have so
served. Shake the hands of these brave souls
and thank them for serving. Tell them that you
think of them and their daunting work when
you vote, when you write a letter to the editor
of a newspaper or a magazine regarding a political
issue, when you attend a town meeting or similar
gathering to discuss such issues with your elected
representatives, when you work on a campaign
of a candidate for office whom you favor or
give money to same, or to an organization which
works on behalf of a cause that you support.
For these wonderful people help to preserve these
and our other freedoms.

And keep them in mind and show your gratitude
for them any and all the days of the year! For
freedom is not just a sometime thing, it is a
fixture in our lives as Americans, and shall be as
long as we always have fellow citizens who believe
that our freedom and our way of life is worth defending
and as long as we recognize and reward these fine
folks for their hard work at doing so. If we should
cease to be grateful to them, our freedom will someday
cease as well; for what we are not grateful for, and
take for granted or, worse, resent and disdain we will
lose.


MEM

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Resounding Victory!

We did it!

We scored a resounding victory!

We gave Obama and his chums a big
black eye!

WE WON BIG TIME IN THE MID-TERM
ELECTIONS!

I couldn't wait until Thursday, which is tomorrow,
to post this glorious news, so I am posting it today
right now for you, my grand readers! However ...

Your thrilled and joyful Peasant has a wonderful
problem, friends: due to time constraints on me
today I can only briefly mention this momentous
occasion and give only a little attention to a few
specific races in which our candidates triumphed.
But I'll post in greater detail some more of the
victories in yesterday's elections around the country
on a day when I shall have more time to do so,
and that day will not be far off, I promise!

Here in the Badger State, Gov. Scott Walker won
re-election over Democrat Mary Burke. In what
had shaped up to be a close race, Walker pulled
ahead and crossed the finish line ahead of Burke
to win the governorship of Wisconsin for the
third time in four years! He was first elected in 2010,
won re-election in a controversial recall election
forced upon him and the people of Wisconsin by
Big Labor and their fellow far left-wingers in 2012,
and has now won a second term (even though it feels
like he won a third term!) as our governor.
Congratulations to our courageous and wonderful
Governor Scott Walker!

Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel
won election to the office of Wisconsin Attorney
General over his Democrat opponent, Jefferson County
District Attorney Susan Happ. After giving her
concession speech in which Happ thanked her
supporters, she beat a hasty retreat out of the place
where she and her backers hoped to celebrate her
victory, avoiding reporters hoping to ask for her
thoughts on her electoral defeat. Word has it that
she left so fast that she seemed to be jet-propelled!

Matt Adamczyk won election to the office of State
Treasurer, and has come closer to his stated goal of
being the last State Treasurer for Wisconsin. As I
mentioned in my endorsement of Adamczyk here
on this blog, he wants to abolish the office because
most of its duties and functions have been reassigned
over the years to other state governmental entities,
therefore negating the need to keep the office. Bravo
to you, Matt! The taxpayers in our state will be ever
so grateful for your efforts to shrink the size of
the state government. You shall complement Gov.
Walker nicely!

And how about the U.S. Senate returning to the GOP?
Eight seats picked up, a possible ninth we may have
in Louisiana, depending on the final round of their
election after the runoff in which no candidate won
a clear majority of over 50% of the total vote in
that state's senate race. We can still bounce Sen.
Mary Landrieu from the U.S. Senate! Meanwhile,
and best of all, HARRY REID IS NO LONGER
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER!! That two-bit
tin horn dictator of a senator will now be the
Minority Leader in that chamber, his wings having
been clipped with the Dems' loss of the Senate.

And there is so much more to savor, and we shall
do so very soon! In the meantime, let us bask in
the warm afterglow of electoral victory in which
we put the clamps on President Obama for the
remaining two years of his horrible, misbegotten
presidency, for he has far fewer allies on Capitol
Hill as well as shoulders to lean on in the governors'
offices around the country!

Isn't victory sweet?


MEM

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Two More Endorsements

Friends, your favorite Peasant has two more
endorsements of some wonderful conservative
candidates to announce; these are, like my
previous ones, Wisconsin candidates for public
office.

I endorse Brad Schimel for Attorney General.
A reliably conservative republican, he is being
challenged for this office by Democrat nominee
Susan Happ, currently serving as Jefferson County
District Attorney. For almost 25 years, Schimel
has been in the frontlines of the war on crime as
a prosecutor. As Waukesha County District
Attorney, he has conducted jury trials ranging
from traffic violations to first degree homicide
cases. Victims' advocate groups regard him
highly, as do his constituents in Waukesha
County. Furthermore, Schimel has earned
the backing of over eighty law enforcement
officials, both Republican AND Democrat!

In 2011, Brad Schimel was appointed to both
the Wisconsin Judicial Council and the Wisconsin
Crime Victim Council, and is a founding member
of the Wisconsin Victim Impact Panel for
intoxicated drivers and is currently President
of the Preventing Alcohol-Related Crashes
(PARC) Task Force.

Brad Schimel is also an instructor in the Law
Enforcement and Criminal Justice Department
at Waukesha County Technical College.
With all these accomplishments and accolades,
Schimel is highly respected and admired by his
peers in law enforcement here in the Badger State.
In addition, Schimel enjoys the same from his
constituents, who have long supported him
unequivocally.

Susan Happ has a checkered record in this field.
She has been immersed in a scandal centered on
a Jefferson County man with whom she was engaged
in a real estate deal. Daniel J. Reynolds, the man
in question, was once charged by Happ's office
with sexual assault of a minor. Reynolds received
a plea deal in which he was charged only with
disorderly conduct, leading many to think that
Happ could have, and should have, done more
to avoid a conflict of interest. The victim and
her family have filed an ethics complaint against
Happ, the result of same is yet to be determined.

Moreover, Happ has been accused in being lenient
in the prosecution of other criminal cases brought
to her office during her time as Jefferson County DA.
A very murky record, indeed.

My second endorsement is of Matt Adamzyk, GOP
candidate for Wisconsin State Treasurer. Mike is
also a strong conservative and champion of  limited
government, so much so that he vows if he is elected
he'll be the last treasurer for the state of Wisconsin.
He states on his campaign web site:

"The state treasurer's office has become a meaningless
office; it has very few duties left. Currently, the only
duty assigned to the state treasurer by the state
constitution is sitting on the Board of Commissions
of Public Lands, which consists of two short phone
calls a month. Almost all duties that were once the
responsibility of the state treasurer have been transferred
to other agencies ... to increase efficiency and to save
tax dollars."

Adamczyk goes on to say that Wisconsin taxpayers still
fund the office at the cost of $1 million per biennium,
and that it is a waste of the taxpayers' money, given how
little the treasurer's office has to do. He thinks that the
remaining few duties can also be parceled out to other
agencies. A very principled and, some would say,
courageous stand for a candidate for that or almost
any other state office to take! And when you consider
al the times that we citizens have had to tighten our belts
when times got tough (especially in recent years!) while
government at all levels kept on its merry spending way
while increasing our taxes more and more, Adamczyk is
a breath of fresh air! This is someone who would, if elected,
be a true public servant, instead of another government
official making the public serve him!

The Peasant hopes that you, my fellow Wisconsinites who
read this blog, will vote for these fine candidates and urge
your families, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and everyone
else you know to do the same! Election day is Tuesday,
November 4!


MEM


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Wonderful Milestone!

My dear, wonderful readers, this posting by
your favorite Peasant is my 300th to date!
I just want to take a little time to thank you
all for your continued support through your
readership and your encouragement through
these five years and these 300 posts. After all,
you are the reason that I am online!

We shall get back to business in my 301st
post shortly. But for now, let us now savor
what we have explored here, discussed here,
laughed about here, vented about here, jeered
here, and cheered here on this blog.

It is both a duty and a pleasure for your faithful
Peasant to share my opinions on the political
scene and the political and economic news of
the day with you. I founded this post with the
idea of reaching out to my fellow conservatives
across the land, especially those who like me
are fed up with the Republican Party shunning
its role and duties as the bulwark against
mendacious and encroaching government and
the political party, the Democrat Party, which
promotes this threat to our constitutionally
guaranteed rights and liberties. There are,
sadly, elitist pigs in both parties that feel they
don't have to listen to and serve us, the people
of this grand country, and instead try to force
us to serve them. And I post about stories that
the establishment propaganda machine-cum-
media either ignore or give time to only in order
to put out their slanted view on them, giving
my take in a way that will capture your attention
by providing commentary in a no-holds-barred
manner. I say here what many of you, my
great readers, want to say and probably do when
talking among your families, your friends, your
co-workers, and yourselves. I share your frustra-
tions, your anger, your disappointment, your
hopes, your dreams, your aspirations, and your
prayers for yourselves and all your dear ones,
and of course for the United States of America,
our wonderful, magnificent country. And
I talk about it all here, each and every week.

I enjoy our weekly gatherings here, and sharing
my thoughts about what is gong on in our
halls of power and its effects on our lives.
And I appreciate your coming to visit me
here each time to recharge your batteries,
to prepare for the next round in our fight to
regain our nation from those who hope to
change it into something we wouldn't recog-
nize, nor would want to live in.

Again, your grateful Peasant says thank you,
thank you, thank you many times over for
coming to visit me here at this blog each week!
We shall be victorious!


MEM

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The First Amendment vs. Political Correctness

Recently in Houston, Texas, that city's
mayor had its municipal government
subpoena the sermons of several local
pastors in order to --- are you all sitting
down, my wonderful readers? --- examine
the contents for evidence of so-called
"hate speech". George Orwell, call your
office!

Here's what happened: Houston Mayor
Annise Parker and City Attorney David
Feldman wanted to see if the pastors in
their churches were trying to drum up
support for a petition drive to overturn
Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance.
This local law reiterates many federally
covered civil rights laws while also
allowing people to use the gender-
labeled public restroom of their choice, i.e
a man could thus use the women's
lavatory and a woman could use the
men's facility. Apparently, the pastors
are politically conservative as are most
of the congregants in their churches, and
have a huge problem with the rest room
provision. The pastors did not have copies
of the petition with them in their churches
to get their members to sign right there on
the spot, by the account from conservative
online publication Personal Liberty that
your favorite Peasant has read. But the
mayor and her legal beagle were sufficiently
incensed that anyone, especially clergy, would
oppose their cherished law and its politically
correct essence that they would demand to see
the notes and drafts of the pastors' sermons to
their flocks to investigate if they were inciting
hatred for the people who would choose to
step inside of the rest room of the gender opposite
of their own. This is political correctness at its
worst, and a grave threat to the First Amendment
of the Constitution.

Houston passed an anti-discrimination ordinance
in May, supporting a bill strongly favored by
the mayor, who is a lesbian. She described its
passage as being "the most satisfying and most
personally meaningful thing that I will do as mayor".
City Attorney Feldman stated publicly that he
had no qualms about the purpose or the scope of
the subpoenas, declaring "If they (the pastors)
choose to do this inside the church, choose to
do this from the pulpit, then they open the door to
the questions being asked." Chilling comments,
are they not? So much for the First Amendment,
and the Separation of Church and State that the
left-wingers love to spout when a person of the
cloth says something that they vehemently
disagree with; apparently they are not the least
bit troubled by the union of these two entities,
provided that the state gets to dictate to the church
regarding what it ought do and say and what it
ought not do and say.

A petition to hold a referendum on the law garnered
three times as many signatures as were required, but were
declared "invalid" by City Attorney Feldman. So much
for democracy. A voter lawsuit challenging Feldman's
action is currently pending. The battle lines are thus
drawn.

There are three things about the Separation of Church and
State that all Americans, public office holders and
everyday citizens should know: One, that it discourages
the state from establishing a state religion and
church, i.e. the Church of England, and the Russian
Orthodox Church, the latter having been infiltrated,
perverted, and co-opted by the Russian government in
the days of the Soviet Union and still under the thumb
of the state there. Two, it also discourages the state from
controlling the activities and words spoken in places
of worship. And three, it is not at all found in the
Constitution; it is, rather, a guide for establishing
mutually respectful behavior between the state and
houses of faith. Lefties such as Mayor Parker and
her hack Feldman do not have knowledge of this, nor
do they care; power and domination over the people
are what they concern themselves with. Equal rights
are all well and good; dragging clergy into court for
expressing convictions shared with their flocks are
neither well nor good. There are some churches that
your faithful Peasant does not attend and never will,
some being Catholic churches, as I am myself am a
Catholic. But although I disagree with some of what
is spoken, shared and taught in these churches I most
certainly do not want the government at any level
regulating what they say, share and teach. That flies
in the face of the principles of what this country was
founded on and stands for. A wonderful conservative
legal group, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF),
is representing five of the pastors and their churches in
their legal war with the city of Houston, and has filed
a legal brief questioning the constitutionality of
Houston's subpoena.

The gravamen of the ADF's case states that "City
Council members are supposed to be public servants,
not 'Big Brother" overlords who will tolerate no
dissent or challenge. In this case, they have embarked
upon a witch-hunt, and we are asking the court to stop
it", according to ADF's Erik Stanley, the attorney
working on behalf of the plaintiffs. Your beloved
Peasant couldn't state it better himself. The ADF also
condemned the city's handling of the petition to hold
a referendum on the legislation.

It is the Age of Obama, my dear readers. The arrogant,
elitist, unconstitutional ideas of our commissar of a
president and his fellow Democrat party pols, and
and their lefty allies have now spilled out of our nation's
capitol and capital and into the states and municipalities
around our country. This is why elections matter, and
why our participation in them is vital.

And another election is coming on November 4.


MEM


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Couple of Endorsements

My friends, your faithful Peasant does not
make many endorsements of candidates. Not
because of a dearth of solid conservatives running
for public office, but because there are so many
offices across the land up for grabs at election time,
especially at national mid-term elections such as
the one coming up. The Peasant endorses candidates
in races where there is formidable competition,
and races whose results can have a great effect
on a district, or a state, or the nation as a whole.

So I have two endorsements, each for some great
Badger State conservatives, men with courage of
conviction and spines of steel, unlike too many
in the GOP these days: Gov. Scott Walker for
another term as Governor and Dan Sebring for
Congress from the Fourth District (encompasses
Milwaukee and some of her suburbs).

Gov. Walker was elected in 2010 in the GOP
tsunami and was re-elected by a larger margin
in the controversial recall election forced upon
him and his supporters (of which of course your
favorite Peasant is one) in 2012 by the Democrats
and their union chums. Walker's sweeping reform
legislation, Act 10, gave Wisconsinites a state budget
that will not strangle our financial health as individual
citizens nor as a state. The $3.6 billion deficit that
Walker inherited from his Democrat predecessor
has been transformed into a surplus, school districts
as well as municipal and county governments saw
money freed up for them to fund items that they couldn't
before because they were locked into paying out huge
benefit packages and wages to public union workers;
school districts can now hire and retain better quality
teachers, making room for them by firing those of lesser
quality; and guess what friends, although you'd NEVER
get him to admit it, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett used
Act 10 to find money to fund some items in his city's
budget --- and he campaigned vociferously against
Walker's initiative when he ran against him in the
2010 and 2012 gubernatorial races! He claimed that it
would hurt needed programs. Well, those programs and
others in Milwaukee's budget are doing quite nicely,
without any further raising of municipal taxes to burden
Milwaukee's citizens. Oh, and Gov. Walker created a
$280 million rainy day fund for unforeseen financial
circumstances.

Walker is being opposed by a limousine liberal who at
present holds her one and only elected office, that of
Dane County School Board member, who was Commerce
Secretary for Walker's Democrat gubernatorial predecessor
(who had chased many jobs out of Wisconsin and killed
off many jobs which would have been created here during
his two terms), and the Democrat candidate herself, one
Mary Burke, was an executive at Trek Bicycle, a bike
manufacturer founded and run by her family, and stood by
quietly when the firm transferred much of their manufacturing
functions to China where it could avail itself of super-cheap
(and non-union) labor. Furthermore, Burke has hampered herself
by plagiarism, taking ideas and statements from other Democrat
gubernatorial candidates in other states without attributing same
to their sources, and she has been vague to the point of slippery
about her ideas for governance re: the state's economy, taxes,
and jobs. Not a good recipe for changing hearts and minds in
a state with a governor that has made life in his state measurably
more livable by not taxing everything that moves and breathes!

Dan Sebring is running again for the seat in the House of Re-
presentatives in Congress currently held by Democrat Gwen
Moore, a reliable rubber stamp for President Obama. Sebring
has been able to chip away at Moore's percentage of the vote
between the last two elections in which they faced off,
especially with the 2010 redistricting which brought some
moderate-to-conservative suburban communities into
Wisconsin's Fourth District, long a Democrat stronghold.
Dan Sebring is pro-economic (read: job) growth; he is a
self-employed auto mechanic with a garage in Milwaukee.
He is also a foe of creating and raising taxes and a friend to
business folk, especially small business owners like himself,
and disdains excessive regulations on businesses large and
small. Socially conservative, Sebring is pro-life on abortion
and considers the effects on families by legislation which affects
their income, their standard of living, and their ability to raise
their children the way that they see fit without countering ideas
coming from their local schools and state and federal government
bureaucracies. Gwen Moore is reflexively the opposite on all
these issues, and is therefore an Obama proxy. Time to say
"No more!" to Gwen Moore!

Election Day is November 4. Mark your calendars, make arrange-
ments to get to the polls, bring your families, friends and
neighbors, and support these and other stoutly conservative
candidates! We have a great opportunity to take the Senate
and win a super-majority in the House, as well as to score resound-
ing victories in many statewide races. Let's make the most of these
races!


MEM