The Views of TTC

Here are my view on a wide variety of issues facing this nation…

Abortion

I believe human life begins at conception. Abortion is murder and no woman has the “right” to choose murder. I am in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade.

Death Penalty

The death penalty as it stands now is a completely justified punishment. It is a punishment that fits the crime of a brutal murder. It is neither cruel nor unusual.

Economy

I favor the free market system of capitalism and shun government interference in our economy. I also support tax cuts because the more money an American has in his/her pocket, the more he/she can invest in our economy. In favor of overhauling the current tax system either by Fair Tax, Flat Tax, etc.

Global Warming

The earth is warming. However, I believe that global warming/climate change has little to do with human industrial activity and more to do with solar flares from the sun and livestock “emissions”. There is far from a scientific consensus about human contribution to global warming.

Gun Control

The Second Amendment gives every American citizen the right to keep and bear arms. Criminals find illegal guns so enacting gun control only disarms possible victims of gun violence. A criminal is less likely to try to cause harm if they know their victims are armed.

Healthcare

Although I am not well versed in the different kinds of healthcare proposals, I am strongly opposed to socialized medicine and I support health saving accounts.

Homeland Security

Strongly support the PATRIOT Act.

Immigration

I support legal immigration at the current rate, but strongly oppose illegal immigration. The U.S. government should build a strong fence on the U.S.-Mexico border. Most illegal aliens are not looking to start a new life here in America. They are using our economy to make money which they send back to their home country. Also, a fence would curtail a large percentage of drug trafficking coming from Mexico. Illegal aliens should have none of the rights of a legal citizen. After the Immigration Amnesty Bill went down last summer, I put together my own plan. Here it is…

Secure 100% of the U.S.-Mexico border in five years. (Physically, Technologically, etc.)
Deporting 100% of criminal aliens in five years.(Allow money saved in prison costs to fund the border)
Create a bio-metric, tamper-proof I.D. card for all LEGAL non-citizens in the U.S., so if an immigrant wants a job, they must have that card to prove they are legal.
An immediate doubling of the fine for employers who hire illegals.
An immediate cutting off of all Federal funding to any city that is a “Sanctuary city”.

This creates an attrition system where, if the work dries up, the illegals will “self-deport” because they would all be out of jobs.

Same-Sex Marriage

I am opposed to marriage being anything other than between a man and a woman. The best family situation in which to bring up a child is one between a mother and a father. A Constitutional Amendment banning Same-Sex Marriage would be acceptable. However, I am open to homosexuals being allowed to have joint ownership of money or possessions.

United Nations

The UN has repeatedly failed in its essential mission of world peace. It lets criminal and murderous regimes in power and allows the genocide of thousands without lifting a finger. Instead they focus on containing the United States and Israel by focusing on Israel and the United States’ foreign policies. The United States should never subvert its national interests to those at the UN.

War on Terrorism

Militant Islamists attacked the United States on 9-11 and they want to do it again. They strive for Islam to rule the world and they are prepared to use murder and terror as a weapon. These extremists cannot be negotiated with or appeased. Their view of the world cannot coexist with western civilization. The extremist network runs far beyond Osama bin Laden or al-Qaeda. A conservative estimate is that 10% of the world’s two billion Muslims are radicalized. That is 200 Million people, at least. This is a global war that will not be over after the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are complete. The terrorists must be stopped and destroyed.

War in Iraq

The war in Iraq was justified because Saddam Hussein was a radical genocidal dictator who was pursuing WMD and had some already, not stockpiles but enough to worry.  He had numerous terrorist connections including some with al-Qaeda, although he had no operational knowledge of 9-11.  He gave money, resources, and sanctuary to many radical Islamists for over a decade.  Establishing a free nation in the Middle East could spur other citizens of terrorist states to rise up and demand their freedom.

 

Also, the war was terribly mismanaged.  We did not have enough troops to secure the population and support the interim government.  In early 2007, President Bush tried to correct his mistake by surging our troops into Baghdad and Anbar Province.  After over a year and a half, the surge shows dramatic signs of success and now the question is not, can we win, it’s, we won, now how do we leave gracefully.  We have essentially relegated foreign terror groups in Iraq to frail, if not dead activity.  Al-Qaeda is reportedly withdrawing from Iraq because of the defeat they were handed, by America.  However, security gains are fragile, so our pullout must be slow, but steady.  If we leave in the right way, Iraq will be fine.  By the way, the Iraqi government isn’t slacking off as many claim.  Recently, it was reported that the Iraqi Parliament had been rated “Satisfactory” on 15 out of the 18 Congressional benchmarks.  I realize President Bush doesn’t want to declare victory (again), so I will.  We won.  Al-Qaeda lost.  Since we have that fact, let’s examine who was right and who was wrong: President Bush, John McCain, House Republicans, Senate Republicans (Except Sen. Hagel).  Who was wrong, and wrong repeatedly: Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barack Obama, John Murtha, House Democrats, and Senate Democrats (Except Joe Lieberman).

7 responses to “The Views of TTC

  1. Jim Capatelli

    Do you have any views that aren’t stupid ones?

  2. I echo all your opinions.
    Good job.

    Thank you.

  3. Racke_T

    Clinton brought the U.S respect throughout the world, during the Bush years U.S is more unpopular than ever

    Clinton brought U.S surpluses, Bush brought huge deficits

    Had Bush been able to privatize social security it would have crashed with the 2008 crisis, fortunately the Democrats stopped him

    Clinton brought peace, Bush sent 4000 Americans die in an unnecessary wars which were terribly mismanaged and this doesn’t even mention the civilian victims of this liar

    Clinton lowered the national debt, Bush was fiscally irresponsible and doubled the debt

    After all this massive screwing up, Bush starts to talk about completely irrelevant issues such as abortion, gay marriage and guns since they are appealing to the Republican “I have my guns and I dunno about economy because I can’t read” – voters in Alabama

    Could you as a conservative, uneducated probably, enlighten me with something George W performed better than Clinton?

    American people saw GOP politics in action for 8 years, and looking the 2008 results, we don’t want them to continue.

    Speaking as a U.S citizen who spends 6 month per year abroad and has seen our nation suffer through the worst presidents (and worst human being) administration ever

    • theteenconservative

      Thanks for your very lengthy comment.

      I’ll take the issues one at a time because you brought up a lot of them.

      “Clinton brought the U.S respect throughout the world, during the Bush years U.S is more unpopular than ever”

      — I take issue with the notion that your barometer of a presidency is the man’s popularity. The right choice isn’t always the best one. Would you rather be correct or popular?

      “Clinton brought U.S surpluses, Bush brought huge deficits”

      — Clinton was blessed with the only presidency in a 50 year stretch that wasn’t in either the cold war or the war on terror. That’s taking history out of context. By the way, on domestic spending, I didn’t agree with President Bush either.

      “Had Bush been able to privatize social security it would have crashed with the 2008 crisis”

      –Again you assume I agreed with Pres. Bush 100% of the time. I think we can all agree that Social Security isn’t okay right now. My generation will be paying into the system and getting nothing in return after 2040.

      “Clinton brought peace, Bush sent 4000 Americans die in an unnecessary wars which were terribly mismanaged and this doesn’t even mention the civilian victims of this liar”

      –There’s a lot there. Clinton didn’t bring the peace, Reagan bankrupted the Soviets and the wall came down under Republican Presidents. Clinton was elected in a peaceful time, which might explain his complacency on the brewing al-Qaeda plots. You mentioned the unnecessary “wars”, plural. Do you mean that we shouldn’t have gone to Afghanistan? On Iraq, yes, the war was terribly mismanaged, even John McCain said that. Is Pres. Bush a liar? Well if he’s a liar, so are the bipartisan members in the House and Senate. So are all of the other nations that gave us the same Intel. Oh, and for the record, Bush didn’t “send” our troops; they were brave and volunteered to serve their country.

      “Clinton lowered the national debt, Bush was fiscally irresponsible and doubled the debt”

      –Again you forget about the whole “war” thing that Clinton didn’t have to deal with. But as I said, overall Bush’s domestic spending was out of control.

      “After all this massive screwing up, Bush starts to talk about completely irrelevant issues such as abortion, gay marriage and guns since they are appealing to the Republican “I have my guns and I dunno about economy because I can’t read” – voters in Alabama”

      — I don’t think that over 40 million babies in the womb being denied the right to live are irrelevant. I don’t think the sanctity of marriage is irrelevant. And I certainly don’t believe that protecting our second amendment right is irrelevant. The last part of your statement shows how truly intolerant the left is to a different point of view. All you can do is smear a whole state and region simply because of your disagreement with their decisions.

      “Could you as a conservative, uneducated probably, enlighten me with something George W performed better than Clinton?”

      –Going directly to insults kind of explains that I probably actually am more educated than you. I don’t have to smear my ideological adversaries. But since you asked… I stand behind President Bush on the war on terror. That is something that Clinton totally ignored or was negligent of. Domestically, Bush was not the fiscal conservative he promised he would be. I think the reason Clinton moderated in his Presidency was due to the 1994 GOP revolution in the House. Clinton had to work with the Republicans.

      “American people saw GOP politics in action for 8 years, and looking the 2008 results, we don’t want them to continue.”

      — They did not see truly “conservative” politics for the last 8 years or in the election. The GOP nominated a moderate and Pres. Bush turned into one over his term. However, barring a 1994 like GOP takeover in the House or Senate in 2010, we will see the liberal policies in action for the next four years. We’ve even seen them on display in the first 100 days.

      “Speaking as a U.S citizen who spends 6 month per year abroad and has seen our nation suffer through the worst presidents (and worst human being) administration ever”

      — I think you cannot judge, in full detail, a Presidency for a long time. When I talk about the 44 presidents we’ve had, I usually want to list them up to Reagan because last twenty years are still being played out today. As I am from Missouri, Pres. Truman left office with drastically low approval ratings, but is now revered as one of America’s top tier Presidents.

      Overall sir, this has been interesting. It has been very eye opening to see the “new politics” in action, to see the end of the name calling and divisiveness. I got a window into the hypocrisy of the American/European style left, and this is another example of why I don’t want it in the United States of America.

  4. Racke_T

    I shall apologize for the tone, one should be able to hold it civil even when hearing ludicrous arguments.

    So you are one of those who buy this “they hate us because we are free and so on” – argument. How about Luxembourg? Sweden? Norway? Come on, the world is full of places where people are as free and wealthy or even more so than the U.S.

    None of these countries happen to face terrorist threat although there are more women in the workplace, GDP is at 100.000 per person and gays are allowed to get married.

    It is the U.S politics in the Middle East, holding Israel as our 51st state and meddling with the rest of the world that makes people wary of us. We shouldn’t intervene with the Middle East nor the Muslim world unless it is trade or talks. Nation building never works, which was supposed to be part of Bush policy when he ran in 2000.

    People in Chile still aren’t particularly grateful for the U.S because we overthrew their government and replaced them with Pinochet. People in Iran might remember the placing of a Shah by the U.S which was way before 9/11 so it is in fact U.S that started this negative exchange.

    As Michael Scheuer who was the head of the Bin Laden unit said: “I thought Mr. Paul captured it the other night exactly correctly. This war is dangerous to America because it’s based, not on gender equality, as Mr. Giuliani suggested, or any other kind of freedom, but simply because of what we do in the Islamic World – because “we’re over there,” basically, as Mr. Paul said in the debate.”

    Now about lies. George W. Bush has repeatedly said that he wasn’t planning the attack on Iraq before 9/11. This is simply not true. Secretary of Treasury Paul O’Neill states that Dick Cheney brought up the removal of Saddam and was advocating for immediate action already in February 2001.

    Even Chuck Hagel (R) told that the administration had promised him that there was no decision to go to war while there was, which he found out later.

    O’Neill (read the book!) also states that Bush was completely unaware and uncurious about the world. Bush wasn’t able intellectually to join the cabinet meetings because he didn’t understand the economic terms or even recognize the European states from one another.

    This is a straight question. Do you find George W. Bush intellectually capable president who would have gotten this far even without his family behind him? If so, then what is he trying to say in the video below? We never got these moments with Clinton. According to O’Neill it was Cheney who was largely in charge of the country.

  5. William

    You both forgot one thing, Bill Clinton valued his own personal popularity and poll-ratings much more than the welfare of others as was evidenced by his abrupt pull-out from Mogadishu (due to negative polling results) which consequently left tens of thousands of innocents to needlessly die. Absolutely shameful. Add to that the Lewinsky affair and I need say no more about Bill Clinton’s obsession with self-gratification.

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