Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wednesday Dog of the Week +

Welcome Riley, he is a shy sensitive pekingese chihuahua mix...I think he is very sweet. He's a real cuddly bunny and likes nothing more than hanging out on the sofa....he's about 4 years old. Because of his size, he would be better with no small children......and someone who would help him get out of his shell as he is very quiet. He is being fostered and his "mom" says he is learning to become housebroken and walks on a leash well....he gets along with other small dogs.
He weighs about 5 lbs. He would be great for an older couple or person who could give him lots of attention. You can find out more about Riley by visiting the Sun City K-9 Dog Rescue website and see all the other wonderful rescued dogs that they have....Don says right now there are so many that need forever homes....they are overflowing.

There are going to be Tea Parties across the nation next week........here is a google map showing where they are all going to be http://tinyurl.com/cghcfm

This just isn't about taxes, although that is included but about the government creeping into private life
"This is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering... And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in it's train wretchedness and oppression."
Thomas Jefferson

Just in the last month, the government has either passed or is considering some very intrusive bills,
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act or CPSIA.....this came about because of the lead hazards from foreign products...however it has gone much further and has just about banned small business owners, thrift stores, etc. and even libararies from having any children's items or older books. You can read more about it here
H.R. 1388, "Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act" (GIVE), requiring everyone "volunteer" for community service........you can find the full text
here they are trying to get it mandatory for all young people...trying to get around the bill of rights......they plan on putting young people in camps for training and wear uniforms...
Senate bills No. 773 and 778- Cyber Security Act of 2009..giving the government control over the internet....this is scary stuff....
Bill HR 875: Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009".....may prevent small farms and organic gardens...you can find out more about it here

These all start out as good ideas....we need to have lead free toys and such for the children, volunteering is great, there needs to be more security on the internet, and food should be clean and healthy...they all seem good but all go too far.......just like our wise forefather stated.....its a slippery slope when the government takes on a Big Brother mentality.
Many of these bills just get passed by our represenatives without being read! I think they should be required to read each bill before being voted on, don't you?

Before I leave this subject, I wanted to give you a link where you can keep track of your states
Senators and Representatives votes....here is the link they will send you each week what bills they've voted on, links to send email to them, etc. very helpful.
There are over 400,000 people enrolled in the 9/12 project in less than a month......ordinary people like me who normally wouldn't get involved from all walks of life.
I won't be posting any more politic things this week so we can concentrate on the most holy of holidays......


Another great song and video.....
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