Friday, November 30, 2007

No More Deception?

I found these words on Hillary Clinton's website under the Comprehensive Government Reform heading. It says, "Well, how about this for a new approach? No more cronyism, no more corruption, and no more deception."

These are interesting words coming from Senator Clinton. While she was First Lady, Independent Counsel Robert Ray determined Clinton gave "factually false testimony" concerning her role in the Clinton White House Travel Office investigation. And how about Bill Clinton's admission (to avoid indictment) that he made false statements in the Monica Lewinsky case. Then we have Bill's false testimony concerning the Paula Jones sexual harassment investigation. Is this the type of corruption and deception Senator Clinton wants no more of?

While I completely agree that we need a transparent government - one in which there is no deception or corruption - I must disagree that Senator Clinton would be the most qualified candidate to give us that. Any candidate or elected official that practices such things is not worthy of our vote.

And Now A Word From The Gipper

"It isn't that liberals are ignorant. It's that they know so much that isn't so." Ronald Reagan

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Why I am a Republican

I am a Republican Because...
I BELIEVE the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person's dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.
I BELIEVE in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.
I BELIEVE free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.
I BELIEVE government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.
I BELIEVE the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations and that the best government is that which governs least.
I BELIEVE the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.
I BELIEVE Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.
I BELIEVE Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.
FINALLY, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.

The American's Creed

I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.

(Written by William Tyler Page in 1917, accepted by the United States House of Representatives on April 3, 1918.)

Huckabee Vs. Hillary

Big news! In a Zogby poll released today shows Mike Huckabee would beat Hillary Clinton 44% to 39%. That is the biggest margin among the top 5 Republican candidates. This, like other polls, is showing Huckabee's message resonating with the American voters.

An Insider Advantage poll for the Florida primary shows Huckabee surging in that state. Huckabee is in a solid second place with a 9% bump compared with a 7% slide for Giuliani.

Week over week Huckabee's support grows while most of the other candidates' numbers are far below where they started.

Mike Huckabee is a man of integrity and a true leader. Take a look at where he stands on issues that are important to you and I'm sure you will see why he should be our next President.

Friday, November 23, 2007

The Importance of Voting

Your vote in our upcoming Presidential election is of the utmost importance. Between now and then, you will hear a lot of talk that if you vote for this person you are really voting against that person. I even heard it said on a talk radio if you voted for a particular candidate you are throwing your vote away! The intent of this article isn't to prove or disprove any of those theories. This article is simply my way to impress upon you the importance of your vote.

So, have you registered to vote? If not, why not? Did you know how just one vote can turn the course of an election?

  • Women won the right to vote in 1920 by just one vote
  • In 1845, Texas won statehood by just one vote
  • President Johnson was spared impeachment by just one vote in 1868

One vote - your vote - is important!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Please Read "Thank God For America"

Please take a moment to read a blog entitled Thank God For America by Dinesh D'Souza. Mr. D'Souza is one of my favorite conservative writers and I know you will appreciate what he has to say!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Latest Poll Results

New polls out show some changes in the political landscape. In an ABC/Washington Post poll, Democrat Barak Obama is leading Hillary Clinton and the rest of the Democratic hopefulls in Iowa.

On the Republican side, the big news is a surge in support for Mike Huckabee. Huckabee has surged to a solid second place in Iowa.

A look at the Republican charts at the Real Clear Politics website clearly shows a significant spike in Huckabee's support. Most of the other Republican candidates have had quite a drop in their support since February.

From Our Founding Fathers

"It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage,and such only, as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty is precedent both in order of time and degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society. Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe." James Madison

Friday, November 16, 2007


There's been some very surprising political endorsements lately. For example, Pat Robertson has endorsed Rudy Guiliani. Another big surprise was when Bob Jones III endorsed Mitt Romney. Fred Thompson picked up the endorsement of the National Right To Life PAC. The only one that kind of made sense was the Thompson endorsement. The other two, I just don't get!

Mike Huckabee has pulled in his share of endorsements. Today he was endorsed by Ms. Star Parker, founder of CURE (Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education). Ms. Parker stated, “America is at a crossroads and this country needs a president with the moral clarity to understand what is wrong at its core. Mike Huckabee has the passion and vision to get America back on track toward a civil, just, and virtuous society.”

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Reagan Quotes Worth Reading

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."

"Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man."

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veterans Day - A Brief History

Today is Veterans Day, the day we honor the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Historical record shows that the premise for Veterans Day began in 1921, when an unknown World War I soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, overlooking Washington, D.C. Similar ceremonies occurred in England and France, where an unknown soldier was buried in each nation’s highest place of honor.

These memorial gestures took place on November 11, celebrating the end of World War I at 11 a.m. The day became known as "Armistice Day" and later became a national holiday in America by an act of Congress. After World War II, however, the country’s leaders realized that peace was equally preserved by all veterans, not just those of World War I. So they made Armistice Day an occasion to honor those who served America in all wars, and in 1954 President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day.

In 1958, two more unidentified American soldiers were brought from overseas and buried in the plaza beside the unknown soldier of World War I-one from World War II and the other from Korea. In 1984 an unknown soldier from the Vietnam War was buried alongside the others.

Romans 13:7 amp says, Render…honor to whom honor is due. We thank God for the men and women who defend our nation, and we honor them on this special day. Their hard work, courage, and sacrifice have made it possible for us to live in freedom.
(By R. Roberts)

Veterans Day

"On this Veterans Day, I urge every American to take time to thank one of our Nation's 24 million veterans. They come from different generations and different backgrounds. But they are united by a commitment to honor, duty, and love of country that has kept America free. They continue to strengthen and inspire our Nation. And we will never forget what we owe them." President George W. Bush

Congress vs. President Bush

The White House posted a very interesting article on their website. The article, Setting the Record Straight: Congress Refuses to Compromise on Excessive Spending shows how congress does not appear to be working in our best interests. Take a moment and read it today!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Local, State and Federal Government

Where did our Founding Fathers come up with the idea of having local, state and federal government? It came from the book of Exodus, chapter 18. Exodus 18:21 and 25 say, "Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place them over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens...And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties and rulers of tens."
The rulers of tens and fifties would be our local (city, county) officials. Rulers of hundreds are our state officials, and the rulers of thousands are our federal officials. Look at the caliber of men that should be in these positions according to the Bible. They should be men that fear God, are truthful, and capable to lead. Our Founding Fathers based our form of government on Biblical principles - from the city dog catcher to the President of the United States!

Did you know?

The phrase "separation of church and state" is not in the First Amendment. You won't find that phrase anywhere in our Constitution. The phrase came from a letter from President Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Association. The Association had written to Jefferson out of concern that the government would interfere with the inalienable right to worship. President Jefferson responded on January 1, 1802 and assured the Association that the government would not establish a state religion nor would the government interfere in their right to worship.
The First Amendment to the US Constitution simply says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

President Bush vs. Congress

I find it odd that the press is so quick to report President Bush's approval ratings and never report on the congressional ratings. Here's a brief look at the current numbers.

President Bush's current average approval rating is 33%; his ratings have stayed in the low 30's for most of this year.

Now let's look at the congressional approval ratings. The average current approval rating for congress is 23.6%! However, I don't seem to remember this ever making the news!

In a recent Ipsos poll (11/5 - 11/7) people gave President Bush stronger approval ratings than congress. The President's rating was 34% compared to 25% for congress. It's interesting to note the demographics of those polled. 75% were registered voters, and more than 50% leaned strongly towards the Democratic party. That hardly seems to be the type of people that would approve of the President's work!

Say what you want about President Bush, he is a decent man who has proven strong leadership for our country. I may not always agree with him, but I know that he is doing what's in our country's best interest. My approval rating for the President would be much higher than the one given him in this recent poll. However, I think my rating for congress would match their 25% rating they earned in the Ipsos poll!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Tax Initiatives Defeated!

Americans for Prosperity reported on 11/7 that the majority of tax hike initiatives were defeated at the polls in several states. You can read their news release here.

In states such as New Jersey, North Carolina and Ohio, voting tax payers defeated initiatives which would have raised their taxes. In North Carolina, all 16 initiatives were defeated! "All of these victories are proof positive that mobilizing grassroots taxpayers at a local level makes a big difference, and that's exactly what we plan to continue doing," said Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips. "Taxpayers from coast to coast know that taxes are too high and spending is out-of-control at the local, state and federal levels, and we're going to help them make their voices heard loud and clear."

'The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.' Ronald Reagan

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

It's Election Day!

Today is election day! Although today's elections are local it is still important that you exercise your right to vote. Just think, a year from now all the caucuses and primaries will be over and we will be voting on our next President. Out of a big field of candidates we will be down to 2!

Are you registered to vote? If not, why not register today? Depending on your state, you might even be able to register to vote and vote the same day! If you don't know how to register, you can go to your favorite search engine and find how you can register in your state.

Monday, November 5, 2007

And Now A Word From Our Founding Fathers

"The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind." Thomas Jefferson

The World Ain't All Sunshine And Rainbows

It hasn't received as much attention as other world hot spots, but we would be remiss if we didn't know what is happening in Burma (Myanmar). A repressive regime continues to be in control and people are routinely beaten for supporting democracy.

Last month, President Bush announced additional sanctions against the country. President Bush stated, "Burma's rulers continue to defy the world's just demands to stop their vicious persecution. They continue to dismiss calls to begin peaceful dialogue aimed at national reconciliation. Most of all, they continue to reject the clear will of the Burmese people to live in freedom under leaders of their own choosing. "

Additionally, Burmese Christians are persecuted for their faith. A news release from VOM stated "Churches cannot meet. We are quietly meeting in small groups of no more than five to pray for our country. China reports five people have been killed, the British Broadcasting Corporation is saying about 10 have been killed, but our people have seen hundreds of bodies and many more [injured] filling the hospitals."

Actor Sylvester Stallone witnessed the violence first-hand while filming his latest movie "John Rambo" on the Burmese border. Stallone told the Associated Press, "I witnessed the aftermath — survivors with legs cut off and all kinds of land mine injuries, maggot-infested wounds and ears cut off. We saw many elephants with blown off legs. We hear about Vietnam and Cambodia and this was more horrific."

Please take a moment this week to catch up on what is happening in Burma. I've included some links in this blog to help you.

"Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of the natural rights of its members; and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of the legitimate kind." James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791

Sunday, November 4, 2007


Tax "initiatives" (i.e. raising taxes) are on the ballot in several North Carolina counties as I'm sure they are on the ballot across the nation as Americans go to the polls for local elections. George Washington rightly said, "No taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant."

Unnecessary taxation hurts individuals and businesses. When government policy lowers or limits taxes it always results in a stronger economy. While I agree taxes are necessary, I must disagree with any policy that raises taxes first and never looks at how to make government more efficient and need less taxation.

It is never wise to vote for higher or new taxes. Instead we must demand fiscal accountability by government at all levels.

Huckabee Makes Progress In Iowa

A new American Research Group poll shows Mike Huckabee has moved into second place among likely Republican caucus goers. Huckabee came in second to Mitt Romney. This is good news considering Mike Huckabee's numbers had been in the single digits for months! Another interesting fact about the poll shows Huckabee pulling in 19% of Republican voters and 17% of Independents. Again, only Romney's numbers were stronger.

This poll is encouraging for Huckabee's campaign. On the other hand, it has to be discouraging news for other candidates.

The Iowa caucus has been likened to a weather vane in presidential elections. It will be very interesting to see what the voters have to say there on January 3, 2008.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Hillary Is Scary?

A poll taken a few weeks ago revealed something most of us know already - Hillary Clinton is scary! The poll showed that most people thought a Hillary Clinton Halloween costume would be the scariest compared to costumes of other candidates. Coming in second was Rudy Giuliani. No other candidate received over 6% of the vote.

Even more scary would be a Hillary Clinton presidency.

Chuck for Huck

In case you missed it, Chuck Norris endorsed Mike Huckabee as his choice for 2008. You can read Chuck's endorsement here. It's a very well written article and Chuck does a good job outlining his reasons for endorsing Mike Huckabee.

Chuck also wrote a humorous article on what a Norris administration would be like.

Welcome to The Conservative Voice!

The race for the White House is in full stride! There are a lot of candidates from both parties and for some it may be just too early to decide. I've already made up my mind about who I will be voting for, and it's Mike Huckabee. I've looked at all the candidates and feel that Mike will bring what we need to the White House.

My blog won't just cover Mike Huckabee. You'll also see some views on current events (local and national) from a conservative viewpoint.

Hope you enjoy what you read here!