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Marie Lozito


December 29, 2010

Marie Lozito is a Registered Nurse, Licensed Massage Therapist, wife, mother, grandmother and life-long conservative. She wrote a text on medical massage and taught at New York College of Health Professions. 

Interested in, and observing politics since 1960, she decided to run for an elected office in 2010. 

 

 

MISCELANEOUS MUSINGS

An accumulation of thoughts about a few different topics.


"The economic welfare of all our people must ultimately stem not from government programs, but from the wealth created by a vigorous private sector." - Ronald Reagan

"Anyone who thinks dysfunctional government is going to help achieve their dreams is putting their faith in the wrong place. People who believe a politician of whatever party or persuasion can make their life better than individual initiative are doing more than dreaming; such persons are displaying cult-like faith, which can never be fulfilled. The rules for achieving the American dream may no longer be taught in and supported by culture, but that doesn't mean they don't work. The rules are known to previous generations: studying and staying in school; achieving at least an undergraduate degree; avoiding drugs that harm your mind and body; getting married before you have children and working hard to stay married as an example to those children and to benefit society; saving and investing for retirement so as not to burden taxpayers and relatives; living within one's means; demonstrating personal honesty and professional integrity, which comes from character developed in one's youth, usually with a sense of right and wrong once imposed by parents and affirmed by culture." - columnist Cal Thomas

The debt commission's report says that “America's long-term fiscal gap is unsustainable...” and made some recommendations about both increasing revenue and decreasing expenses. That's a nice start, but we need to go beyond just saying the Federal government needs to be more efficient about doing things it should not be doing at all.

"To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it." --Thomas Jefferson


OOPS! The Treasury Department and Federal Reserve recently announced the creation of the most high-tech counterfeit-resistant $100 bills. Very shortly after that, they had to stop production. It seems there was a 'creasing problem' that caused part of the bill to be blank. So 1.1 billion bills might be defective. The government spent $120 million to produce the money which now has to be kept in vaults until they can be sorted through to remove the defective bills. Officials estimate manual sorting would take 20-30 years. If they can fix a mechanical sorting method it will probably take a year to go through the bills.

Most of you are probably aware that the civilian New York City court found terrorist Ahmed Ghailani, one of the FBI's Most Wanted, not guilty on 284 out of 285 charges. He was only found guilty of the charge of “conspiring to destroy U.S. buildings and property”. So, he is guilty of planning and executing the embassy bombing in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998. Can anyone explain to me the rationale of the jurors who found him not guilty of the 224 deaths that the bombing caused?

I agree with Thomas Sowell who said,"Those who made excuses for all of candidate Barack Obama's long years of alliances with people who expressed their contempt for this country, and when as president he appointed people with a record of antipathy to American interests and values, may finally get it when they feel some stranger's hand in their crotch. As for the excuse of 'security,' this is one of the least security-minded administrations we have had. ... The rules of criminal justice in American courts were not designed for trying terrorists. For one thing, revealing the evidence against them can reveal how our intelligence services got wind of them in the first place, and thereby endanger the lives of people who helped us nab them. Not a lot of people in other countries, or perhaps even in this country, are going to help us stop terrorists if their role is revealed and their families are exposed to revenge by the terrorists' bloodthirsty comrades. What do the Israeli airport security people do that American airport security do not do? They profile. They question some individuals for more than half an hour, open up all their luggage and spread the contents on the counter-- and they let others go through with scarcely a word. And it works. Meanwhile, this administration is so hung up on political correctness that they have turned 'profiling' into a bugaboo."

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) recently added over a dozen new organizations to their list of hate-mongering groups. Who are these despicable groups encouraging hate? The new “'haters' are groups who maintain that marriage is a union between a man and woman, groups that say children do best when raised by a mom and dad, and 'anti-gay' groups. I think this makes a pathetic statement about what has happened in our country. To think that openly supporting traditional values about marriage and family can now be called “hate mongering”. It boggles the mind!

 

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