Paul's Mission
  • To defend individual rights and freedoms.
  • To promote the value of personal responsibility for actions.
  • To reduce the burdens of government on people.
  • To reinforce the individual's right to define their own life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.

Social Responsiblity and Libertarian-ism

One of the reasons I joined RHC Software late last year was because of its philosophy and goal to be a Socially Responsible company. At the time I had a vague idea of what that was and even the company hadn't quite defined which term adequately fit their framework and aims.

Soon after I joined RHC Software we talked about being a Social Enterprise, but that seemed to reflect a more non-profit attitude and though the term Socially Responsible continues to be dynamic, mean many things to many people, and be measured in different ways by organizations and institutes that do such things it seemed to be the closest thing that matched where we wanted to go.

Mitt Romney - War Hawk?

Then I came upon a show stopper. He is a war hawk and proudly displays so on his campaign website (http://www.mittromney.com/collection/foreign-policy). Romney says "It is only American power—conceived in the broadest terms—that can provide the foundation for an international system that ensures the security and prosperity of the United States and our friends and allies.". How can this be interpreted in any other way than a massive spending program? The only prosperity this will ensure is for the military industrial complex.

California Prop 14 (Top Two) and the Presidential Primary

I was recently having coffee with a friend of mine and she asked if she needed to re-register as a Republican for the upcoming 2012 Presidential Primary as there were certain candidates she definitely did not want to see running in the main election in November.

I commented that I didn't know the answer, but would find out.

With a little research the correct answer, as of today, is I couldn't tell her. According to Proposition 14 the primary rules for President are different than other State and Federal offices.

Busybodies in Federal Government

I was reading the article Food giants fight proposed nutrition guidelines on SF Gate which isn't so much about nutritional guidelines, but about what companies are allowed to market to children.

PG&E and others doing a great job

Last week's wind storms reminded me the price paid for living in the beautiful redwoods in San Lorenzo Valley (Ben Lomond, California) at the top of a ridge. Wednesday as the winds turned relentless the power went off at my house. Since we are dependent on electricity for not only lighting, but everything including the water well, we were pretty much out of luck.

I'd like to commend PG&E for their vast response to a very difficult area with some very difficult terrain and other obstacles, not too mention continuing wind for another day or so.

Mob Rule, the Mindset of Our Time

When I was elementary school I was taught about democracy and how through majority vote "the people" could decide the direction of society for the better good of all. I was taught how much better this was than a monarchy at making decisions as monarchies were made up of greedy people who were only in it for their own gain.

This made perfect sense to my young mind. I would have a vote, I would get to say how my life would be, I would be free of the oppression that caused some of my ancestors to flee the monarchies of Europe.

Occupy Wall Street - Misguided?

The federal government is The Big Corporation and it keeps getting bigger.

Our federal government and most government bodies in the United States are set up as corporations where each physical member, adult citizen, is in theory a stock holder with an equal right to vote; each owning one share.

As with all corporations there are certain groups, parties, that get together to pool their votes to achieve influence over the outcome to serve their interests. Those with more resources put additional pressure through lobbying gain further influence over outcomes.

Job Creation the Government Way

Recently I was looking into several government programs that offer assistance. I figured after many years of paying taxes that maybe I should take advantage of all my hard-earned money that is confiscated by the government.

My exciting new work at RHC Software and the WiseSAM scheduling and appointment application

I promise not to do too much self-promotion here, but it does pay the bills.

In my last post I mentioned a new and exciting personal opportunity.  Here it is.  The WiseSAM application is great for businesses or indivduals who need to schedule clients.  WiseSAM has a tremendous amount of great features to increase productivity as well as customers.  Now with mobile device accessiblity you can see your schedule on the run.

I look forward to you taking a look and signing up.  With a 30 day free trial the worse that could happen is you end up with new customers.

WiseSAM - Schedule. Invoice. Promote. Profit.

Not running in 2012 for California's 18th Congressional District

After much consideration I've decided not to run in 2012 for California's US Congressional 18th District, much of which used to be the 14th District in 2010 representing parts of San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties.

I have decided to pursue some new and exciting personal opportunities which together with my current obligations will not allow proper allocation of time and resources to run for office, but will hopefully create the environment to allow pursuit of office in the future.

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