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I Was Wrong…and I Admit It

Consevative Libertarian blogger Talitha McEachin

Consevative Libertarian blogger Talitha McEachin

Friends,

I’ve never been a person incapable of retracting a statement or admitting when I think I’m wrong. Previously, I’ve blamed both parties for the government shutdown but I think I was wrong. The GOP is to blame. I know that won’t be a popular opinion coming from me but you all should know by now that I don’t care. I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again – legally, all the way to the SCOTUS & with a conservative justice tipping the scales & writing the majority opinion, the left has won the healthcare battle. I don’t like Obamacare for a number of reasons, but that’s not the point. They went through the legislative & judicial process & came out victorious. I don’t support the filibustering going on by Republicans in Congress & I’d feel the exact same way if roles were reversed. As my liberal friend & fellow blogger Yvette Carnell expressed it:

“Obama is right to insist that the GOP allow a bill to go into affect that he, along with a Democratic House and Senate, already passed. He has no duty to negotiate now, nor should he. That moment has passed. The GOP does, however, have a duty not to thwart the implementation of a law already passed by a majority in Congress. This false equivalency stuff is nonsense.The only thing the GOP can do now is work to elect a Republican Senate and President. That’s how real change happens, not through obfuscation and threats.”

If we want to repeal Obamacare, we need to take the Senate and the presidency in 2014 & 2016 respectively. Let’s focus on that. My other caveat is that if we are successful in doing that & repeal Obamacare, yet return healthcare back to the mess it was before, we will crumble as a party & lose the trust of the American people, who want a real solution to our healthcare woes no matter from whom it comes.

Until next time, be blessed! – TKM

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Posted by on October 10, 2013 in Politics, Society

 

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Happy Easter Everyone!

Greetings & Happy Easter Friends!

For those who celebrate Easter:

Christ is Risen! crosses

Romans 6:8-11
“Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.” (NIV)

 

For those who do & do not celebrate Easter, here’s some food for thought in the form of one of my favorite pics:

Awake

 

I have spoken quite a bit about American obsession with partisan politics & most of you should know how weary I am of our two party system. As politicians keep us at each other’s throats over various social issues, we are neglecting our economy & that we must hold Democrats & Republicans alike accountable for the fiscal tsunami near our shores. I want to remind everyone that I don’t care if you’re a Democrat, Republican, Independent, Libertarian or any combination of those. I want us to work together for the common good. Your political affiliation is not important to me. What is important is that we all are awake & aware of what is taking place in our great nation. United We Stand, Divided We Fall.

Everyone have a wonderful, productive week & God bless! I’ll be sharing more introspection throughout the week as usual.

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2013 in Philosophy, Politics, Religion

 

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DOMA: I’m Catching Hell…

Good Morning!

Friends, this will be brief.

I’m catching a lot of hell for recent remarks I made regarding repealing DOMA on a social media thread. As many of you already know, DOMA  (Defense of Marriage Act) is a United States federal law that defines marriage as the legal union of one man and one woman for federal and inter-state recognition purposes in the United States. The law passed both houses of Congress by large majorities and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on September 21, 1996. Under the law, no U.S. state or political subdivision is required to recognize a same-sex marriage from another state. Section 3 of DOMA codifies the non-recognition of same-sex marriages for all federal purposes, including insurance benefits for government employees, Social Security survivors’ benefits, immigration, and the filing of joint tax returns. In my opinion, this is unconstitutional because the Constitution does not give the federal government the authority to define marriage in any way. It is also important to note that former President Bill Clinton has recently appealed for a repeal of DOMA.

Listen, either conservatives are for limited government or they are not. What I am finding out is that some of us, on the right, only want limited government when it suits us. Liberals, on the other hand, seem to want the federal government involved in every aspect of our lives (which is problematic too!), but I digress. We don’t want the federal government to re-define marriage to include same sex unions yet we support that same federal government defining marriage our way. It’s inconsistent, and I try my best not to be. DOMA is unconstitutional and no matter what spin we come up with, the federal government should not be defining marriage. This includes heterosexual or homosexual unions.

I advocate states’ rights but to put an end to the issue I think the state & the feds should get out of marriage altogether. Last year I shared with you all my marriage proposal intended to fairly resolve this issue. I, together with my friend & fellow writer Walter Myers III plan to make some changes to that initial proposal and address other issues that will arise, such as polygamy. The government should issue everyone civil unions (gay & straight couples) and allow religious institutions to define marriage for themselves. Since there are plenty of religious institutions who already perform same sex unions, it is very fair. You can simply choose not to attend such a religious institution if what they choose to allow is against your beliefs. Any other solution will give politicians room to repeal/enact laws every 2, 4 or 6 years – each time congressional demographics change and power shifts to the Democratic party or the GOP. They will continue to use this issue to take our eyes off of the economy and quite frankly, I’m sick of it. We need to end this already and I stand by my commentary. I also welcome the thoughts of persons from all political affiliations, or without one, on this issue. Together, we can resolve this fairly, in a “multi-partisan” manner and move on to other issues.

#myrantfortheday

Consevative blogger Talitha McEachin

 Talitha “TK” McEachin

Talitha “TK” McEachin is a conservative libertarian political & cultural blogger for CainTV, KiraDavis.net and Yahoo Voices. She’s also an editorial writer for Black Literature Magazine & an upcoming writer of fiction. Her first novel, THE ELEMENTS, the first book in her epic fantasy series will be released in 2013. Learn more about her fictional writing by visiting her website (www.theelementsbooks.com).

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2013 in In The News, Politics, Society

 

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George Moss: Why I’m Thoroughly Convinced that Politicians are Crazy!

Friends,

Today I want to share a guest post from my Facebook friend George Moss. George & I agree on most things but like any two people we disagree on a few things. This time he hit the bulls eye and to my delight, with his usual satire and humor:

George MossWHY I AM THOROUGHLY CONVINCED THAT POLITICIANS ARE CRAZY:


1. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg: I need not say anything further here.

2. Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: I will not bore you with an encyclopedia of evidence in this case, but will say that mentioning her name is proof that I was not picking on the East Coast when I mentioned Bloomberg’s name.

3. President Barack Hussein Obama: Nope, it is not because of his name; he made the list because, for four years, President Barack Hussein Obama made one disastrous decision after another, and thought it was Bush’s fault that he was doing, what he, himself, and him, was doing. As for my using his middle name, don’t blame me. I am not the daddy here.

4. Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm: When a mob assembled in Florida to protest Trayvon Martin’s death, Jennifer Granholm donned a “hoodie,” which is about as crazy as you can get because if she thought people were being shot for wearing hoods, she should have put on a business suit.

5. Congress: Most members of Congress are indistinguishable from each other, and, thus, are lumped together as a single entity; they are all crazy. Proof, you say? Let’s start with a $16.5 trillion deficit.

6. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts: We do not think of Supreme Court Justices as being politicians. Well, think again, all the way back to the third Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Marshall. In Roberts’ case, he has repeatedly disproved the theory that the Atom is composed only of Electrons, Neurons, and Protons, and never any Morons. The present Supreme Court Chief Justice could not bring himself to say, recently, that the Federal Government had the power, under Article I, Section 8, Clause 3, to create the commerce it would regulate, so this rocket scientist fell back to Plan B, calling coercive, government created commerce, a federal tax.

7. New York Congressman Charles Rangel: The corrupt Congressman was charged with 13 counts of violating the “Ethics” of the House [What ethics?], in which 11 charges were upheld. Rangel would later go on television to state that he was only guilty of “sloppiness” in his record keeping, as opposed to not paying his own taxes, while taxing us to death in his capacity as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

8. Texas Representative Shelia Jackson: This woman had the nerve to stand on the House Floor last week, as if she was Harriet Tubman, and announce that she was standing there as a former slave. While she looks rather aged, Congresswoman Shelia Jackson would have to be at least 148 years old to have been a slave. Looking at her mug shot, I just, for the life of me, cannot see how she could possibly be more than 100.

9. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: Christie is the fattest governor in the country, and might be the fattest politician ever, although John Adams, Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, and Theodore Roosevelt were pretty fat, if you ask me. But whether you ask me, or not, I am going to tell you that Christie is fat. Yet, when a doctor, who was trying to help this fatso by suggesting he lose some weight, the Governor took the cupcake from his mouth only long enough to denounce the doctor as not knowing what he was talking about, as if we don’t have eyes.

10. Jesse Jackson, Jr.: The former Chicago Congressman admitted he was crazy, which was described in cryptic medical terms, after he was caught stealing taxpayers’ money.

“And so my fellow Americans,” in case there is any doubt why Washington, D.C., is in the shape it is in, and the country is going to Hades in a Hand Basket, please help me say the pluralized word, “Politicians.”

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2013 in Featured Guest blogs

 

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