Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Pay attention! The U.S. Census bureau is moving from the Commerce Dept. to the White House. Oversight of the Census should not be the White House; actually, it would be even better if it moved from its current Commerce Dept. role to a non partisan civilian oversight.
The Census figures have great influence over congressional districting, programs and distributions of funds, the electoral college...
Don't let this happen without making a lot of noise, and if it does happen or is already a fait accompli, STILL MAKE A LOT OF NOISE.
It's one more step toward bigger Mother Government. The same policy reflected in last night's presidential news conference when our president said only the Government is big enough to save us; only the government is big enough to create the jobs we need.
Capitalism, raise your defenses. I wish our new president well, but I will always speak out in defense of our system.
Don't let us slide into socialism out of fear. Don't let us be like the grown child who will not leave home and make his own way in the world because he's afraid to leave home and is afraid to let go of his parents' purse strings.
Fear sells a lot of things; don't buy it.
R.A.T. (Rose About Town), a capitalist and independent citizen through and through.