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A question came up recently  around the U.S. elections 2012. It was put forward that “for what ever reason he [God] allowed Obama to win… and His ways are not mine!” Hmm. I have a problem with that.

I do not think God (the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Jesus, and me) allowed this election result to happen as much as I think He gave the responsibility for managing this country to us, the current day citizens of the United States of America. When the majority of those USA citizens choose someone who spends but does not lead, whose fault is that for bad governance? Certainly not God’s.

Of course a response to that counter point would be, “I am not blaming God …”

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I just watched the debate on YouTube. While I am glad to hear good discourse on the current situation in the US, I am not really hearing leadership. I am hearing pick-on-you, pick-on-me, and my-program-is-best.

If the Republicans want a strong voting block and TEA Party backing the will have to find leadership somewhere in the depth of their rhetoric.

The US (and by extension the world – because the US economy is still 25% of global) needs strong, capable, able leadership that is going to lead and not experiment with failed government types that have been proven failures around the rest of the world.

The US Constitution and sound business practice within the government itself will help create an environment where business leadership and entrepreneurs can feel comfortable making risk decisions for new markets, products, and services. People working (from leaders taking risk) will right the US ship of state IF Washington DC also takes a leadership role and manages government back to original concepts for US government – rather than social experimentation where Big Brother pays for it all out of the pockets of those who are able to make more than they use.

Final assessment of this debate: disappointed

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It has become that time of year again. Politicians are making television, radio, and stump appearances. Some are hinting at their running. Others are being far more coy than that. Others still have thrown their hats in the ring of candidacy. So, I have also decided to throw my name in with the rest. Unlike my esteemed colleagues, I am not going to tell you why you should vote for me. I am going to tell you all of the reasons I can think of as reasons you should not vote for me or elect me as President of the United States of America.

I think the most stand out reason why you should not elect me President is I cannot think of anything too controversial about me.

I was born at the old Naval Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. The city, the county, the state, and the US Navy can all validate that. So, that is out. I am ‘legit.’

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Frisco Texas is a fast growing community in north Texas, just north of Dallas. It has seen exponential growth over the last decade. Once known as a pleasant, rural, ranch community, it is now an embattled urban cultural hot-spot of politicking and closed door dealing. The Arts in Collin County center has created quite a bit of vocalizing on both sides. Currently, those for the ACC (as it is called) have the marketing edge in road signage and social networking advertising.

At question is a multi-million dollar bond that was strongly pushed by the outgoing Frisco mayor. Part of the deal was if Allen, Frisco, McKinney, and Plano would all back it the everyone would back it. McKinney voters said no; Plano dropped out, in, out. Allen (who wins if this goes through) is still in. And, Frisco conservatives and Tea Party participants managed to get the bond vote back to the ballot.

Careful though: you have to vote ‘yes’ to say ‘no’ … confusing, isn’t it? It appears to this writer intentionally so.
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Income – Debt – Spending = 0 & stop spending. That is the only solution. @JohnCornyn: Thiessen: $38Bn in Cuts? You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
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Hey govt! Argue over what is available vs income. Nothing beyond that. Only tolerable deficit is 0.

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The Arts in Collin County is a planned facility where painters, sculptors, actors, and muscians will ‘work in harmony in a 100+ acre park’ in Allen. While I am an advocate for the arts, I am perplexed. How does a facility in Allen benefit the residents of Frisco?

In 2001 the mayors of Allen, Frisco, McKinney, and Plano decided Collin County ‘needed’ more art and commissioned a feasibility study. They liked it so much they were moved to put it on the ballet in 2002. In 2002 the good citizens went out and voted. The citizens of McKinney, by majority vote, did not see a benefit to McKinney – being situated just north of Allen. Funny thing about the pact for the ACC (as it is called). It was supposed to be a four city deal. If one city backed out the deal was supposed to fall through. The mayors of Allen, Frisco, and Plano still moved forward with selling the bonds.

Now the question of benefit, costs, and fiscal responsibility of it all is coming to question again…
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Texas State Representative Ken Paxton [R-70] has put his name in the hat for the Texas Legislature’s Speaker of the House.

In a released statement, Paxton said, “Republicans have the opportunity to unify behind a conservative Speaker who can effectively lead our Party on the principles our citizens espouse. As someone who has continuously served as an advocate for conservative principles, I am announcing my candidacy for the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.”

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