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First of all, I want to thank the readers that have found theyoungamerican and keep coming back.  We had our first 100 hits day this week.  That’s a small start but it is encouraging.  As you know, theyoungamerican posts news articles and our commentary along with the occasional op ed.  But that is not why the site exists.  Theyoungamerican was created to give all youngamerican’s the opportunity to get involved in actually affecting who our representatives are, not only by voting in elections and occasionally giving money to campaigns, but in playing a role in who will be in the election and to stock the lower rungs of government throughout the country with likeminded politicians.

Theyoungamerican exists to be a place where anyone can nominate a candidate that is running for any office in the land to be endorsed by theyoungamerican.  To do this you simply post a comment on the “Nominate a youngamerican” page.  Once this happens, we will open up a separate page for the nominee where anyone can conduct research on the nominee and post their findings (news, voting record, etc.) 

After a 30 day “vetting” process, we take a vote.  If theyoungamericans vote to nominate the candidate, theyoungamerican will send the candidate a letter asking for their permission to endorse them and ask them to sign a simple statement that verifies that they agree to the core values of theyoungamerican.  You can see this letter by clicking here. 

Once the candidate signs and returns this letter, we then set up an entire page devoted to being a organizational platform for youngamericans around the country that want to organize for and support the candidate.  We can network, plan events, raise funds, share best practices, organize door to door campaigns, etc.

The goal is to see politicians from around the country get elected that support the core values of theyoungamerican, namely, a true desire to protect and govern by the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, limit the size of government, excessive taxation, protect life and the country, and allow people to pursue their own religion, happiness, and freedom.  This includes the need for free markets, reducing the national debt, state’s rights, tort reform, and much more. 

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Fred Thompson, a former Republican presidential nominee has come out against the Obama administration’s decision to release additional torture photos allegedly conducted by the CIA and the US military.

You can see a six minute interview with Fred Thompson conducted by Newsmax by clicking here. (Click Here)

Thompson says, “In one stroke of a pen he declassified top-secret documents that people would otherwise go to jail for releasing. It gave al-Qaida and the Taliban a blueprint as to the outer limits of our interrogation techniques.”

“We have to remember that the techniques were used in the aftermath of 9/11. Congress was briefed on these techniques. Some of them asked if they were really going far enough to get what they needed to get, and it was approved at high levels in the administration.”

“They carefully crafted them as best they could to not go too far, and to provide safeguards when they were carrying out these admittedly rough techniques on these people who had this vital information.”

  

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Thompson goes on to say, “We elected someone who didn’t have two minutes’ worth of experience with regard to matters concerning national security. Now he’s cast in this position and he’s making decisions that are going to have far-reaching ramifications not only abroad, and not only with our enemies, but in dividing our country even further here at home in ways I don’t think we’ve ever been divided before.”

“We’re going to have members of Congress testifying against each other if they go down this road.”

Thompson’s defining comment was to say that this move shows President Obama’s “naiveté, ineptitude and arrogance.”
 

It’s too bad that we didn’t nominate a Republican a few months ago that could have made these obvious observations during the campaign. Unfortunately, it’s a little too late. How in the world will new recruits want to join the military and the CIA? How will our current operatives trust their leadership when commanded to carry out difficult and dangerous missions? And how will our enemies use these photos and the previously released memos to increase their radicalization of Islamic youth? But at least the European’s and the Huffington Post will love our President.

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George Washington, letter to James Madison, March 2, 1788“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”

Our first President, George Washington, would today be called a “neo-con.”  Today’s liberal says, “Not everyone can handle freedom.”  They said it about Russians, Eastern Europeans, and now the Iraqis.  But as the Iraqis move further into freedom, each and every day, they prove the American and European liberal irrelevant.

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I’ve sworn to myself that I won’t curse on this blog but this is really, really pushing it.  The headline says it all.  President Obama has graciously called for his secretaries to find $100 million to cut from the $3.69 trillion dollar 2010 budget.  That is 0.00271% of the total budget.  I’m sorry, but my one year old could find that much waste in the budget.  Don’t tell me, as the President’s press secretary humiliated himself trying to say, that $100 million is a lot of money.  I know that.  But $3.69 trillion is a he…ahem, a whole lot more! 

This is nothing but smoke in mirrors.  The media is dutifully running with this saying that the President is really making cuts, really working for the people.  My a…ahem, derriere.  This is smoke in mirrors, politics as usual, change (in Washington) that we are all used to.

The Heritage Foundation has an incredible visual of what this “cut” means to the total budget.  (Read “Obama’s Spending vs Obama’s Spending Cuts — in Pictures”)

The media is even saying that this is the President’s response to the tax day tea partiers.  Well, if this is all he’s got then we see just exactly how serious he really is about setting the country on the fiscal course we need to be on.

All you Obama voters who thought “we just need a change,” thanks a lot.

 

Don’t you just love when a politician or a strategist run one of the worst campaigns in recent history, and then come out and tell everyone else how to win in politics?  The geneous political strategist, Steve Schmidt, who is the former top adviser to John McCain during his failed campaign is now telling the Replublicans how to win.  (Read “Mccain Strategist Warns GOP Risks Religious Party“)

Mr. Schmidt tells us that the GOP is setting itself up as the “religious” party and if we do that, we become “sectarian” and a sectarian party cannot have a longterm future.  Yeah, I like the prospects of the longterm future that the McCain campaign has laid the foundation for.  Good work Mr. Schmidt.

In today’s PC world, I will go on to say that I have nothing against homosexuals, I simply don’t want to change thousands of years of human history and the basis of civilization because less than one percent of the total US population wants too.  Anyone with a brain and a conscience (which is the real issue here) knows that the nuclear family (as uncool as it is these days) is the primary means of keeping the peace, keeping kids off of drugs and out of jail, and promoting civilized, productive society. 

But hey, let’s just throw that all aside so that we do not appear to be “religious.”

 Taxes baby.  I think Thomas Jefferson would have attended as many tea parties as his horse and buggy would allow.  In typical Jeffersonian manner, the following quote is eloquent and poignant.  However, it is not easy to read in today’s vernacular.  On the other hand, it is exactly dead on.

 

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“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee of everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.”

-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Milligan, April 6, 1816.

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Well, it’s tax day again. 

And here in a country whose founding was spurred by an insurrection against taxation without representation we now have a “tax season” and a “tax day” that keep people living in fear of their own government.  Mind you, that the people that American’s fear, in regard to their taxes, are the IRS, appointed bureaucrats, not elected representatives.  Hear me now, we should pay taxes and the government has the right to tax for constitutionally appointed purposes.  But now we not only have one of the highest personal and corporate tax rates in the world (not to mention sales tax, death tax, fees, property tax, etc. etc.) the government has the ability to spend money that is borrowed and the “bill” has to be paid down the road.  There’s two ways to do that, raise taxes in the future or print more money, which means the U.S. dollar gets devalued and subsequently everything costs more.  Talk about a tax on the poor!  That means that milk prices, gas, wood, cement, cars, EVERYTHING, costs more to buy without wages keeping up with it.  If you don’t understand this concept, stick around another year or so, you will.  But I’m sure it will still be Bush’s fault.

 

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On the flip side we have a brilliant columnist writing an article that says the American people are satisfied with the amount of taxes they currently pay.  (Read “Sorry, Tea Party Movement, Polls Say Americans Don’t Mind Taxes”)  Well, if they actually paid it out of their pocket and didn’t have it withheld, it would be a different story.  They would actually see how much of their hard earned money was going to the government and maybe be a little more prone to ask, “How is this being spent exactly?”  But let’s just assume that American’s really are happy with the amount of taxes they currently pay.  That amount has to go up, again, either in higher taxes or through inflation.  China will make us repay the loans they have given us.  And since President Obama has taken office, we have racked up more national debt than from the time of George Washington to the day that President Obama was sworn into office.  The bill must be paid.

The question isn’t just about, “What did I have to pay this year?”  The question is, “What are the increased taxes I’m going to have to pay for the rest of my life?”  And “What kind of tax burden are my children going to have?”  We have to remember, every dollar the government wastes and then taxes us for is one more dollar that I cannot buy a new home with, pay for my children’s tuition with, go on vacation with, donate to my church or a charity, or do anything else with for that matter. 

Excessive taxation equals the loss of personal liberty.  The bill must be paid.

You must watch this new video.  Its absolutely spot on.  BTW, sorry for editorial post this week.  There will be one next week on Liberty.

 

 

 At its core, stating that one has the right to life ought to, in a civilized society, be pretty easily understood.  It says, “Hey, put down that gun, you can’t kill him/her….” 

 

Some will say, “Hey, we support the right to life, it’s simply a matter of when life begins.”  Ok, show me the data that states the exact moment when life begins.  We can’t find a solid scientific answer for this.  So let’s just say, screw it, and err on the side of convenience and death….

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Or, we could err on the other side.  The 2nd-3rd Century Church Father Tertullian’s says;

“For us (Christians) murder is once for all forbidden; so even the child in the womb, while yet the mother’s blood is still being drawn on to form the human being, it is not lawful to destroy. To forbid birth is only quicker murder. It makes no difference whether one take away the life once born or destroy it as it comes to birth. He is a man, who is to be a man, the fruit is always present in the seed.” (1)

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Any rationale mind that does not advocate anarchy and the arbitrary destruction of human life would have to see that at the very least; one is taking a large chance in ending an innocent life by conducting an abortion…. 

What I am saying is that for the most part, the two sides of the debate are focused on two very different objectives.  The pro-life side with preserving life in accordance with our founding principles.  The pro-abortion side is focused on rights.  But whose rights?  Well, it’s obviously not the rights of the unborn.  It’s rights of the very, very, very born; people that are able to reproduce…. 

So what does this position of the pro-abortionist have in common with the defining statement of the founding of the United States? 

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”   

Well, one would have to say, not a single, solitary thing…. 

There are two groups in America today as it relates to Life, the group that believes and follows the founding principles of our country and the group that does not.  The pro-abortion group has already decided that ALL men are NOT created with the right to life.  Who gets the right to life is for the reproductive masses to decide.

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Welcome to theyoungamerican blog.  This is our first post, and odds are, you could be the first person to read it.  Theyoungamerican is certainly a humble little blog, but with big ambitions.  If you don’t know what we are all about, please read the About section of this blog.  To summarize our purpose, theyoungamerican exists to

1.       Create a forum for likeminded youngamericans to discuss the principles and policies that will lead the country forward in a way that is consistent with our country’s founding.  (Our founding along with The Almighty’s blessing is the reason America has had the success that it has.)

2.       To nominate, vet, discuss, and eventually elect youngamericans across the country to office starting at the local level (if we don’t start locally we will never get to the national level).

3.       To establish a grassroots movement to rival that of liberal groups that wish to reshape the country and take it away from the principles and values of our founding.

In the coming weeks there will be two sections to this blog.  One will be discussion oriented and one will be focused on identifying, vetting, and discussing potential youngamerican political candidates (if you do not know what a youngamerican is, read the About section of this blog) around the country. 

 

If you are thinking, “what’s the point in nominating, vetting, etc., etc. youngamericans?  This seems like a waste of time.  We are working on some future initiative while the preverbal house is burning down.”  Well, you’re partly right.  However, we are just individuals that don’t really have a great deal of impact on a national level.  We have to trust that the collective will of the American people will react to the current administration’s overreach in taking our country down a path that is contrary to the Constitution and to what the President promised during his campaign.  We also have to trust in the Almighty’s deliverance.  This is not the first time that the nation has started to move swiftly toward the cliff, and we have always been brought back, we believe, by God’s provision.  If we are not able to trust in these two things, then we have already lost. 

 

Theyoungamerican acknowledges that the nation is in trouble, and that a radical agenda is being aggressively enacted in a duplicitous nature using the current economic conditions to ram through far reaching and potentially destructive policies.  But, we believe that The Heritage Foundation, The Cato Institute, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Hotair.com, and thousands of other blogs, talk show hosts, columnists and others (unfortunately, elected Republicans are not yet on this list) are more than adequate to counter what is being done at a national level.  Theyoungamerican exists to plan for the future, and the future of our nation lies with the individuals that comprise the nation and their potential to accomplish extraordinary things.  We also believe that the government can provide an assistance to the potential of the American people or it can be a hindrance.  Our work is to ensure that the government of tomorrow is made up of theyoungamericans of today that want to encourage and enable the American people’s potential, not demean, control, and tax it to death.

 

So concerning theyoungamericans nominating agenda, articles will be forthcoming laying out how this process will take place, but for now just consider this; no office is too small, no nomination too irrelevant, no one candidate too unknown.  Yes, we would love to have a youngamerican President, House Member, or Senator, but we will also be more than happy to see youngamericans elected to State Houses and Senates, city councils, school boards, Lt. Governor, and the list could go on and on.  Change and reform can be made at every level of government, and as we have stated before and will state again and again, we will not have relevance at a national level unless we first have relevance at a local level.

 

So start thinking about candidates that you would like to call out for upcoming elections.  We realize that elections are a ways off, but it’s never too early to start.  Perhaps you would like to call out a youngamerican that is already in office in your town or state, and give them accolades for staying strong and keeping to their principles.  That’s great too. 

 

We are also in the process of developing our first series of articles for discussion that look at how life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are the bedrock of our founding and our country’s success, and how the preservation of these foundations and the belief in them is fundamental to the future of the country.

 

This process will take time, but we must never forget that the country and its government are ours; of the people, by the people, and for the people.