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Cultural Earthquake hits Califorinia–So called Same Sex marriage 16 May, 2008

Posted by David Anderson in Uncategorized.

Coast to Coast Insanity is here.  4 justices count more than millions of voters and thousands of years of human wisdom.  The California Supreme Court has found that it is discriminatory to give civil unions to same sex couples and recognize marriage of only mixed sex couples.  That is like saying it is discriminatory to require an insurance agent to know about insurance and a lawyer to know about law.  Why can’t the lawyer just pass the insurance exam?  Isn’t there some law involved in it?  That’s silly, you say.  They are serving different functions and they don’t do the same thing.
Neither do same sex couples and mixed sex couples.  Forgive me for having to go back to basics.  Nature says a man and a woman fit together in a unique way.  They complete each other.  Sexually their organs are made to compliment each other.  Emotionally, they are made to balance each other.  Spiritually, they are made to complete each other.  Biologically, only a man and a woman can perpetuate the species.  The species is one in which the offspring are best raised in a mixed sex environment.  Unsurprisingly, thousands or millions of years of experience (I am not arguing origin theory here) has led to the evolution of an institution to best channel that reality.  It exists in the most advanced of cultures and the most primitive of cultures in one form or another.  We call it marriage.  It consists of a mixed sex relationship or relationships for the purpose of raising families and bonding between the sexes.
Marriage over different cultures has different variations.  Some have more than two partners.  Some are exclusive for life.  Some have an escape valve.  Yet around the world, it is clear that marriage is between a man and a woman.  It is not a confusing proposition.  It is not open for judicial guessing.
Yet, again and again some on the far left insist on “progressive” social engineering.  They place the feelings of some over the strength of society.  The fact that an institution exists in a basic form throughout written history in thousands of different cultures is not a reason to keep it, but evidence of the need to change it according to these people.  Everything done in the past was not based upon the wisdom built up as we went from herding nomads to farmers to manufacturers to information engineers.  It is based upon prejudice and discrimination.  The will of God is considered a repressive scam which must be overturned.
I reject the premise and the goals of the secular progressive left.  I proudly stand for tradition, the Bible, and the collective experience of billions of people over the nonsense of a radical elite.  I call for a return of a common sense conservatism.
I understand what is at stake.  In the few countries which have tried this brave new world, marriage rates are already declining.  The stability of the family has worsen.  We already see the wreckage caused by a society based upon single parenthood.  It causes disconnected males.  It gives higher crime rates, higher poverty, a lack of commitment to anything, and a dispirited youth.  It causes government to expand to make up for the lack of family and gives a corresponding decline in freedom.  If even the tradition of marriage is not sacred, then all others are weakened.  A society without tradition is no society at all.  It is just a collection of people who happen to live at the same time.
Marriage and family are basic building blocks of civilization add in civil government, organized religion, and economic exchange (business) then you have a strong society.  Take away any of those and you tragically weaken the ability of any people to function as a community.
My critics are going to say that I am claiming gay people are destroying civilization.  No, I am saying the secular elite is destroying our civilization.  Gay people don’t hurt us by being, loving, or discovering their own institutions.  It is not the business of government to involve itself in emotional or economic relationships unless all of society benefits from it. Therefore government should not interfere with gay relationships, but neither does it have an obligation to pretend they serve the vital function that marriage does.  I don’t have a problem with gays.  I have a problem with those who wish to use gays to advance their radical agenda.  They don’t care about gays or straights.  They care about building a new social order as a shrine to their enlightened wisdom.  I say it is time to care about the common good and stop them in their tracks. It is time for a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman.

It is an election year.  Make your voice heard.   The people have spoken time and time again. There are no more excuses.   This issue will be one of my top 3 casting my vote this year because not much else has as much impact on the future my children will inherit.

A reminder that May is Military Family Appreciation Month 10 May, 2008

Posted by David Anderson in Action Item, Event, Tributes.
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Friday was Military Spouse Appreciation Day.  Military child day is coming up.  V-E Day anniversary is today.  Memorial Day caps out the month.  This is a good month to do something positive for the troops and families who are the champions of liberty.  Read the following post from http://www.americasupportsyou.mil .

Thank you for every bit of your help and affection. On the toughest of days it is the letters from complete strangers that do the most to lift my morale. You have done more than you can ever imagine.
SSgt, USMC, Saginaw, Mich.

I encourage everyone to go to that website and leave your own short message.  If everyone who reads this blog does, we can encourage hundreds of our personnel.  This month let us commit to honoring the fallen and valuing the living.



Bill Lee…”Miracles Happen”. 6 May, 2008

Posted by stoptaxing in Uncategorized.

Judge Bill Lee came back from vaction to find that the draft Lee for Governor movement was a rousing success. Judge Bill Lee is going to test the waters over the next two weeks. See his interview for yourself. He saying to the party, you have two weeks to put your money where your mouth is. Judge Lee also made radio interviews upon his return from Disney World–the place where miracles happen.

Kent County can better use our tax money 5 May, 2008

Posted by David Anderson in Election 2008, Kent county, Local.
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Kent county is facing some tough decisions. We have a new comprehensive plan. We are looking at new library facilities. We want to build new parks. We are grappling with whether to save a new civic center proposal. Crime is showing up in our county not just our towns.

I think we also need to look around us and use these opportunities to bring more economic prosperity to our county. We are third out of three in many economic measurements in this state. We need to change that sooner than soon.

The problems we face need cooperation with other interested parties to solve them. The go it alone approach by the current majority in council is showing an appalling lack of leadership. Don’t mistake me. These are good people with fine intentions. I am questioning their planning and execution.

I have seen time and time again where the city of Dover has begged for county cooperation in shared objectives only to see the county take a half hearted approach. It appears that the other towns don’t get any more cooperation. This costs us money. Why is the county going to spend millions to build a park just up the road from the Pitt Center? If the party is going to enhance a park, why wouldn’t it do it in cooperation with Smyrna? The county could use federal money by combining a recreational facility with a library facility and get have a partnership to run it with a growing town. The objective of a Northern Library could be achieved along with a new park with limited county money. With proper cooperation we could use several pots of money instead of draining our surplus. I haven’t seen enough creative thinking, just a lot of costly duplication.

What could we do with the money saved? We could expand our economic base. The money we save on the park could be used to expand the county’s share on the Civic Center. The civic center is being rumored to go to Middletown if we don’t get off the dime. That would be a bad deal for taxpayers because we will eventually be stuck with subsidising a DelState arena and a civic center somewhere in the state. The economic benefits we will receive are real. The question is not whether or not we are going to spend the money in this state? The real question is are we going to spend it efficiently in with a self sustaining facility. I can see it working best combining the University and the public interest. In that way, we will not have to subsidize the operations. It will stand on its own merit. Not many communities can build a center with as much non-public funding as we can. It is foolish to give up on it for projects which cost the same but have no economic benefit.

These are just two of the areas we need someone to show leadership in.

John Clatworthy Runs for 4th Senate district 1 May, 2008

Posted by David Anderson in Uncategorized.

A day prior to delivering the keynote address at the Republican State Convention, Hockessin resident John Clatworthy declared he is running for the Fourth State Senate District seat, soon to be vacated by State Senator Charlie Copeland.

“It’s time to make Delaware first again,” said Clatworthy. “I will represent the 4th District by bringing my business experience, leadership abilities and vision to Legislative Hall. I plan to work vigorously to strengthen our economy, by promoting pro-business policies that will bring more jobs to our state and to reform our tax structure, making taxes lower, fewer and fairer.”

Clatworthy, the son of Ray and Judy Clatworthy, was raised in Dover. A strong supporter of public education, Clatworthy attended Caesar Rodney High School and the University of Delaware, receiving a business degree in Marketing and Finance. He then received his MBA from Regent University with a concentration in entrepreneurship. He and his wife, Stephanie, have been married ten years and have three children, ages 6, 4, and 3.

“As a parent with children in our public schools, I am dedicated to ensuring that Delaware’s children receive a first-rate education and that parents are empowered to help their children achieve and flourish academically.” Clatworthy said.

For the past 11 years Clatworthy has been employed at Wilmington Savings Fund Society, where he is a Senior Vice President within the ATM division. When he joined WSFS, the bank operated 14 ATMs. Under Clatworthy’s leadership and entrepreneurial initiatives, the bank now services approximately 10,000 ATMs nationwide.

Clatworthy has been an engaged public servant for most of his adult life. He has actively mentored an elementary age boy for over 4 years. He served as a trustee for Delaware Youth for Christ, which helps “at risk” youth in the Wilmington area and has chaired the Delaware Leadership Prayer Breakfast.

John has been active politically for 15 years. Delaware Today Magazine profiled him on the cover as a future political leader. Clatworthy serves on the Executive Committee for the Delaware Republican State Committee. He has served as Chairman of the Christiana Millcreek Republican region. Currently, he is Chairman of the Defining a Winning Agenda team for the Delaware Republican Party. Under his leadership, a team comprised of a few dozen citizens from across the state, crafted a plan to move Delaware forward by offering a vision for positive change. Clatworthy will outline The Delaware Plan at the Republican State Convention Friday night, delivering the keynote address.

Eric Buckson Out of LG Race with a Bang. 1 May, 2008

Posted by David Anderson in Election 2008, State.
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Wednesday night, Kent County Levy Court Commissioner Eric Buckson bowed out of the Lieutenant Governor’s race during an eloquent statement at the Kent County Republican Caucus. Buckson, who had always intended a convention strategy, said he knew the votes weren’t there after Friday’s shakeup of the race which saw the entrance of Senate Minority Leader Charlie Copeland. “I will not ask this county delegation to follow me into a losing battle”, he said.

“I could whine about process, but it is what it is”, said Buckson, “I believe I can win statewide, but so can Charlie”. He urged the party to unite behind Senator Copeland and vowed to be back in the future. He pledged to support whomever the convention nominated for governor but urged the Kent County delegation not to overlook supporting “the two guys who have worked their butts off” in a recognition of Mr. Graham and Mr. Protack who already have been campaigning. He then specifically praised “the letter by David Anderson” in support of Mr. Protack.

The stunned delegation responded with a standing ovation and praised his selfless service to the party. The man who entered politics as a party maverick, may have become a new party darling. FSP runner up for Delawarean of the year may be in the running for an encore.

In other news from the caucus, the Kent County Caucus is poised to keep its tradition of using a secret ballot for all contested offices. This respect for the dignity of the delegates has helped Kent County be one of the more successful people in gaining activists and thereby electing Republicans.

As an editorial note, this author urges the other Caucuses to do the same. I also want to be crystal clear that we did not preceive his remarks as an endorsement of anyone but Senator Copeland.