Friday, August 17, 2012

Who would be the best president?

"We have no government armed in power capable of contending in human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other."

John Adams, 1798, Address to the militia of Massachusetts


From a strictly philosophical standpoint, leaving out the current election, and despite my libertarian leaning, I believe a free people must be led by religious people. But even though I am a Christian I would not limit the religion of a candidate to Christianity. I would be more likely to vote for a Mormon, Buddhist, or Muslim than an athiest. Our founders signed their names to a document acknowledging that our rights are endowed by a creator.  Without a higher power, all you have is rights granted by a government of corruptable people.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Oklahoma Sales Tax Holiday for who?

How many parents bought wedding gowns or garter belts and stockings for their children during the Oklahoma Sales Tax Holiday? If I remember right, the original intent was to make it easier for parents to buy things for school but for some reason actual school supplies didn't make the list:

Aprons, household and shop
Athletic supporters
Baby receiving blankets
Bathing suits and caps
 Beach capes and coats
Belts and suspenders
 Coats and jackets
Diapers, children and adult, including disposable diapers
 Ear muffs
Formal wear
 Garters and garter belts
 Gloves and mittens for general use
 Hats and caps
Insoles for shoes
 Lab coats
Rubber pants
Shoes and shoe laces
 Socks and stockings
Steel toed shoes
Uniforms, athletic and non-athletic
Wedding apparel

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