Monthly Archives: June 2010

Some Thoughts on Our New President

“There can be no reconciliation without justice.” -President Noynoy Aquino

I’m very optimistic about the presidency of Noynoy Aquino. He has pledged not to raise taxes during the campaign and says he intends to cut spending. Plus I believe he will bring a more transparent government to the Filipino people. And I’m especially optimistic about the prospect of him reducing corruption in the government.

I respect and admire his parents significantly, however I have not forgotten the fact that both his parents were soft on the communists. But because Former President Cory Aquino restored Free Speech and a Free Press in this country, among other things, and though I am enraged that she let that murderous leader of the CPP go, I shall call her a step forward.

With regards to his father, I have been reading a little more about Ninoy Aquino recently. There’s stuff there that I really admire. But there are stuff that have absolutely disgusted me. (calling himself a Christian Socialist was one of them) But after taking all his actions as a whole, I believe the end result of all his work benefited my own life and country.

What I’m most concerned about is how much left-wing influence are there in Aquino’s administration. Certainly the reds are not with him. But what about the Pinko’s the Risa Hontivero’s and the like. How close are they to his ear? President Aquino has yet to make a firm statement on the insurgencies plaguing our country. If these are the people he’ll listen to, then we’re open for the enemy to slaughter.  As former president Erap once said: “We talk peace, sign a ceasefire, but insurgencies continue, the bombings continue, the kidnappings continue,” What Aquino must do is be firm and make it clear that evil ways will not get evil men concessions.

I’m upbeat. But I will be vigilant.

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“Tobacco firms call for stop to picture health warnings”

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/192570/tobacco-firms-call-for-stop-to-picture-health-warnings

I commented: “The government should not be doing this to the tobacco companies. The tobacco companies are private institutions, the government should not be telling them how to run their business. Furthermore it is up to the consumer on whether or not he or she would like to smoke. Cabral’s disgusting words of “we won’t stop until we put an end to smoking here in the country” is clearly an imposition of her views to the general public. By what right do they have to tell an industry, they had no hand in making, to do as they’re told or else they’ll destroy them? This sounds like Nazi style social engineering to me.”

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Quotes on the Right to Bear Arms

There has been a lot of talk lately about a permanent total gun ban in the Philippines. I will write an article about the irrationality of this in due time, but till then, here are some quotes that give a glimpse of just how stupid and dangerous such a proposal is. Feel free to disseminate them.

“The strongest reason for the people to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against the tyranny of government.” -Thomas Jefferson

“If we outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns.” -Unknown

“Guns, in the hands of a countries citizenry, are what makes the difference between a free state and a totalitarian one.” -Brian Lott

“If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, vehicles make you drive drunk, spoons make people fat, and matches cause arson.” – Dianna Rogers

“Everyone has a right to bear arms. If you take guns away from legal gun owners, then the only people who have guns are the bad guys.” Even a pacifist, he insists, would get violent if someone were trying to kill him. “You would fight for your life.” -Bruce Willis

‘‘Laws that forbid the carrying of arms… disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”                      — Jefferson’s “Commonplace Book,” 1774-1776, quoting from On Crimes and Punishment, by criminologist Cesare Beccaria, 1764

“When you ban guns only the bad guys get to carry guns.”

“When you ban guns only the bad guys will have guns.” – Common Experssions

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