Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More soon... I promise...

So a few of my friends have enjoyed my 3 posts before and I have a subject for my next post but I really haven't been able to sit down and really write about what my few posts will be... I know what they are but I'm going to need more than 20 minutes to even explain the terminology of some of the stuff I'm going to talk about because I've found out it really isn't common knowledge.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Dear Jon...

Recently a Facebook friend sent me an email with some of his thoughts about my blog and he asked me to respond.
"there are some things that are so outdated in the constitution that i think it needs to be reviewed. mistakes like prohibition...things that didn't work like returning a slave back to his owner no matter what state he lives in..."
These are kept on record to show where we have come from.  It is reviewed constantly by law makers and your average every day citizen.  Yes somethings can be called out dated but why is it that America has lasted as long as it has with everyone being jealous of it.  The Constitution in vague.  Thus the constant fighting of people with different back grounds.  Some of the Constitution will actually contradict itself.  This allows people in the 21st century to have the same Constitution as the people in the 18th century.  There are certain judges, lawyers, and citizens that read the Constitution completely differently from each other.  If we always went with the letter of the law then we would certainly get no where.
" that's not happening when certain sides block over-all progress when they don't get their way."
This has been happening since the beginning of time.  Some delegates from some Northern States on July 4th purposely were not there so sign it because they agreed that it would have to be a unanimous decision.  That state was Pennsylvania if you wanna fact check me. :-)  Because that delegate would not sign Penn. sent a entirely new delegation so that they would sign it.  If you don't like what you see then do something about it.  There were many people in that Congress that signed it even though it went against their moral judgement.  Jefferson wanted slaves freed even though he had quite a few of them.  Thus came the 3/5ths Compromise.  Cruel and unjust in it's concept but that were the kind of things that people would succumb to get the other side of the isle to vote for it.  Bill of Rights, written by Anti-Federalists, later to become Republicans is one of those things that we must not forget.  These people did  not worry about what religion or where you came from but what was for the good of the people.  These people wanted a smaller government and these people were a minority.  They stalled legislation to get one of the most important things introduced in our history as a country.

The rest of the letter goes into separation of Church and State and the religious aspects of what is on the dollar bill.  These issues will be answered at a later date.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I know I don't have any followers yet...

But I wish I had input on what people wanted to hear about.  I wanted to talk about separation of Church and State but I think I'm going to leave that for a later date.  Here is a current event.... For the first time ever the entire Constitution was read aloud in Congress.  Shouldn't this be a requirement BEFORE being a civil servant?  Not only should it be read but it should be interpreted into many different views.  "Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer."  When I argue/debate I never go into a subject I don't know both sides to.  That is part of making informed decisions.  Not talking points, not what you heard on a radio/tv show, not what your parents(this is a subject to be talked about later; where your beliefs come from) or friends say.  Make informed decisions that you came up with.  Here's my first WWJD: Make a law requiring all people running for office pass a class and test (verbal and written sections) solely about the Constitution and another class showing the history of our government and how it came to be. This class should be paid for by the person wanting to run not the campaign funds and retaken every 4 years of office. Did i mention reading it during the session of Congress is a complete waste of time and money?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

First Post!

I would never call myself a writer and this is my first attempt at blogging.  This blog will be a political blog about what I, Jesse Penick, would do as a politician and what I generally think about politics.

First and foremost, you must know a little about me.  I don't think everything should be described as liberal and conservative.  I believe our founding fathers had it right the first time.  For me the distinction between a Federalist and an Anti-Federalist is a much better declaration about your political beliefs.  I am an Anti-Federalist; the government should be much smaller than it is.  But for the sake of argument I am a fiscal conservative and a social liberal/libertarian.  I say liberal/libertarian because I don't believe government has the right to get in to some social issues.  For instance, gay marriage and gays in the military.  "All men are created equal." Yes that means women too.  End of story. Period.   No reason to argue past that.  It's already been said so quit bitching about something that has nothing to do with you.  It's not in your house and it doesn't affect you in any way.

I would say I come from a pretty conservative background but there's just something right with extreme left wing and right wing people.  What's wrong with being a moderate?  Why aren't there more independents in office?  Why aren't people listening? More later.