Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Conservative on Target! Mythical Middle, EPA, Judges & More

The Mythical Middle in American Politics:
   The middle in American politics is not where the liberal media or establishment Republicans want you to think it is…
   Every four years, the establishment media and members of the Republican establishment try to convince conservatives they need to support a moderate -- that is, a social liberal -- for president, so they can reach out to voters in the middle of the political spectrum.
   But the middle of the American political spectrum is not with the liberals on cultural issues. It is with the conservatives.

Obama EPA Fines Companies For Using Biofuel That Doesn’t Exist: When the companies that supply motor fuel close the books on 2011, they will pay about $6.8 million in penalties to the Treasury because they failed to mix a special type of biofuel into their gasoline and diesel as required by law. But there was none to be had. Outside a handful of laboratories and workshops, the ingredient, cellulosic biofuel, does not exist. In 2012, the oil companies expect to pay even higher penalties for failing to blend in the fuel.
"You seem ... to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so. They have, with others, the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps.... Their power [is] the more dangerous as they are in office for life, and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control. The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots. It has more wisely made all the departments co-equal and co-sovereign within themselves." -- Thomas Jefferson