Roberts may have saved the Union
Posted July 2, 2012
While Chief Justice Roberts’ decision was unpopular and possibly incorrect, I believe that it may end up saving the Union. His comment says it all: “It is not our job (SCOTUS) to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”
If Roberts had sided with the other conservatives the Tea Party would have lost momentum and many supporters would just have gone back to business as usual. By keeping Obamacare in place he keeps the fire burning and forces the sleeping majority to sit up and take notice. His vote showed that if we are not responsible citizens, SCOTUS will not save us. There is no safety net, no do-overs. Roberts vote made it very clear that if we shirk our duty then we will pay dearly and nobody will step in to save us.
Roberts has more courage, conviction and hope then all the others on the High Court. He also has faith in us; we cannot let him down. We must elect responsible and intelligent representatives (Congress and the President) who put the welfare of the country above their own. If we do not then this country is finished.
The Kool-Aid is getting – stale
Posted July 1, 2012
(The following letter was written to Federalist Review editor Steve Combs, who was one of Mr. Onofre’s professors in 2010.)
I felt compelled to share with you my somewhat newfound political views. While a student in your class, I was on the opposite side of the aisle. Since then, in a matter of less than two years, I have gone from one end of the spectrum to the next.
I voted for Obama. I drank the Kool-Aid.® I was raised in a liberal family. To see what this mentality is doing to this country is sickening. I was blind, but now I see. I used to read your weekly letters shaking my head from side to side. Now I nod in agreement.
For the first time in my life, I will be voting all Republican on the ballots.
Keep up the good fight. I make my statements on facebook® whenever I have time. Of course, there are a lot of left wing nuts who have something to say in response, but I don’t care.
Mr. Onofre is the managing partner of Prominence Title and Escrow in Orlando
President gets a bad rap for a corrupt system
Frédéric Bastiat explains in The Law: “See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.”
Bob Dixon / Special to The Federalist Review
I love the Bastiat quote (“For want of a label,” Friday Letter #182 of June 15). Compare it to everything that happens on Wall Street every day – despite the Obama administration’s attempts to reign it in – and I believe you’ll find a perfect match. With the exception of a handful of high-profile cases, most abuses of the average investor go unexamined, unpunished and unremarked upon.
Meanwhile, wealth continues to flow in one direction in this country: from the small investor to the Wall Street billionaires. They destroyed the housing market with bad bets on little-understood mortgage instruments in the 2007-2008 crash, and it was homeowners who paid, not the bankers. (more…)