Monday, September 20, 2010

J. J. Tells It Like It Is/Paige McWilliams Oversentenced

Big Government: Cure or Cause

A Guest Commentary By

J.J. Ray

Few things that happen in life shock me anymore, until today. I watched with shock and wonder as former president Bill Clinton aka Slick Willie called the Tea Party folks insurrectionists. The dictionary describes an insurrection as, an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government. Mr. Clinton was not only a president but also a Rhodes Scholar and should have known what the definition of an insurrectionist was before opening his mouth. There is a vast sea between insurrection and repugnance.

Most Tea Partiers and most of the nation are sickened with a government that continues to grow at a rate unparalleled in history with a deficit to match. Since the Tea Party has no apparent leader, it hardly qualifies as an insurgent revolution. Further, I have not seen a rebel action with armed commandos storming anything in D.C... Slick Willie needs to stick to young women as he appears more suited to charming unsuspecting interns than commenting on what is revulsion of the voters, to the new massive government.

Government’s purpose is just what the word implies, to implement the laws as the constitution stipulates. Not to enforce the constitution, as they perceive it, dictating to the voters whom they believe don’t have the sense to come in out of the rain. This however is the progressive elitist response.

An elitist is one with the belief that some people or things are inherently superior to others and deserve preeminence, preferential treatment, or higher rewards because of their superiority. The people who have been charged with governing actually believe that they are superior and the rest of us are merely serfs that are to do their bidding without question. Anyone can watch the arrogance that radiates from Mr. O. There is a big difference between arrogance and confidence as demonstrated by Ronald Regan. He generated hope and confidence, rather than, “hear me now”.

We elect our representatives to pass laws and legislation that are good for the country as a whole, not as a handful of elitists would have you believe. Cap and Trade, Obama Healthcare, the job killing regulations to stop drilling in the gulf is another. Let us not forget the bailout, and a stimulus bill that did not stimulate anything but added deficit and more big government.

Slick Willie was right about one thing yesterday, his effectiveness did not happen until the republicans took power in “94”. Then there were people in congress to “Just Say No” to more big government. Prosperity grew and the budget balanced because we had a stability of power instead of “let me be clear” and “hear me now” arrogance.

Therefore, we should be clear in November, and then and only then will the elitists understand, “Do you hear us now”.


We'll add our own two cents to J. J.'s commentary--Slick Willie obviously knows the meaning of the word insurrection; he's betting most products of current U.S. education do not.


Tuscumiba has contracted with the Florence firm of Hill and Jangaard to design the new Tuscumbia Depot roundhouse. We wonder how many other firms applied for this contract? (Hill and Jangaard is the firm of choice for most plumb Florence contracts.)


Colbert County has denied convicted Cherokee librarian Paige Hite McWilliams probation for her theft conviction. McWilliams admitted misappropriating library funds during her tenure as library administrator for that beleaguered town.

She was sentenced to 15 years, a sentence that will be completed in under five years. She could see freedom in a matter of months if paroled. Did this serve any purpose? McWilliams has already been humiliated and faces a future of manual labor if she can find any work at all. Was her crime any worse than those occurring regularly within Cherokee City government?

Now the citizens of Alabama will have to support McWilliams for the duration of her sentence. Prison should be reserved for the violent offender. Alabama certainly has plenty of those.


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