Archive for December, 2010

Stop START Treaty ratification

Posted in Politics on December 20, 2010 by authorcarloscardoso

The current Senate should defer the ratification of the START Treaty until the convening of the 112th Congress in 2011. The treaty needs to be reviewed from the preamble to the end and there is insufficient time to do so. There are issues that need answering on missile defense systems and how will they be impacted? Multiple independant targetable reentry vehicles, tactical nuclear weapons, different weapon platforms, mobile, stationary, mobile air, land and sea, how will they be counted?  Then there is the verification process with transparancy and accountability to compliance with terms of the treaty, what control do we retain? We can also extend the current START Treaty in place until a successor treaty is negotiated and ratified by both countries.  A national security matter of this importance should be carefully considered in light of the dangerous world we live in and the enemies we face.  A two thirds majority of the Senate is required for passage of the treaty. I urge you to contact your senators and tell them to not pass the treaty in this short term timeframe left of the 111th Congress to ensure this matter is given the proper consideration an issue of this importance deserves and requires.

Oppose the DREAM Act

Posted in Politics on December 9, 2010 by authorcarloscardoso

The aptly named DREAM Act is nothing more than a way to allow illegal immigrants a path to legal residence and then citizenship. This is the dream of the current leadership in the congress and the President to add millions of potential voters to their side.  This is nothing more than a way to circumvent our laws and is an affront to American citizens and all those who came here legally seeking to become a part of our American society. Legal immigrants come here to become a part of our great country and understand the exceptionalism of America, adding to our greatness. Illegal immigrants have no ties to our country and through their actions show they do  not respect our laws. We are a country of laws as established by our founders to protect our individual liberties. We must be true to who we are and defeat this proposed law to grant amnesty to  people who by any definition are criminals by virtue of their defying our sovereignty and coming here illegally. Contact your Senators and insist they oppose this law that would reward illegal activity and negative behavior.

Russian Purchase of U.S. Uranium Mines

Posted in Politics on December 7, 2010 by authorcarloscardoso

It is incredulous that in this post 9-11 world we would allow any foreign involvement in our domestic resources of uranium. This is after all the same government that oversaw Freddie and Fannie Mac and that didn’t work out so well for us did it? This deal should be voided in the interest of national security. Russia is building nuclear reactors in Iran against our objections and obvious national security concerns. This is an outrage as we treat our adversaries as friends and our citizenry as potential enemies. I urge all Americans to contact their elected officials to get this deal voided immediately. We cannot allow the government to sell our national assets especially our energy reserves to foreign interests.

FCC and Net Neutrality

Posted in Politics on December 4, 2010 by authorcarloscardoso

Net Neutrality has failed in both legislative attempts and judicial cases as the right of freedom of speech is clear. The government cannot infringe on our right to free speech, in fact it is their sworn duty to protect it. Any attempt to control, influence or limit our access to receive and disseminate information is clearly unconstitutional. Our liberties are under attack and we must do all within our power to defend them. The government is attempting to circumvent not only us but our elected officials and govern by decree bypassing  the other branches of government intended to balance the power of the executive branch. Congress must meet their responsibilities or risk becoming irrelevant. The FCC must be stopped in this unprecedented abuse of power and the congress must  stop through legislation or the budget process by cutting off funding to rein them in. Net neutrality is a misnomer and is not about fairness or looking out for us. We live in an age where information is readily available and we can communicate instantly, we cannot afford to lose this capability. Write all your representatives and urge them to not allow the FCC to implement net neutrality or any other infringement of our freedom of speech. The constitution must be defended.