Senator Pryor asks for Spending Cut Suggestions! Here are a few!(Part 3) (Johnny Cash, Famous Arkansan pt A)


Senator Mark Pryor wants our ideas on how to cut federal spending. Take a look at this video clip below:

Senator Pryor has asked us to send our ideas to him at and I have done so in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Here are a few more I just emailed to him myself at 9:18 am CST on April 8, 2011. 

Mark Pryor made some comments on April 6, 2011 on the floor of the U.S.Senate concerning the possible federal government shutdown. I will provide all of his comments in my next few posts. Here is a portion below:

I’m reminded many times in the Bible, we’re always encouraged to do right, to do justice, to show mercy.  We want to be upright and true.  I think that’s what they call us to do and what they want us to do.

I also believe the Bible just like you do. However, I believe that the Bible has directed both individuals and churches to help the poor. The federal government has done a horrible job of helping the poor.

Michael Tanner in his article “Replacing Welfare,” Cato Institute, Nov/Dec 1996, noted:

Welfare may have started with the best of intentions, but it has clearly failed. It has failed to meet its stated goal of reducing poverty. But its real failure is even more disastrous. Welfare has torn apart the social fabric of our society. Everyone is worse off. The poor are dehumanized, seduced into a system from which it is terribly difficult to escape. Teenage girls give birth to children they will never be able to support. The work ethic is eroded. Crime rates soar. Such is the legacy of welfare…

Private efforts have been much more successful than the federal government’s failed attempt at charity. America is the most generous nation on earth. Americans already contribute more than $125 billion annually to charity. In fact, more than 85 percent of all adult Americans make some charitable contribution each year.

Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. A former special assistant to Ronald Reagan. He has some great insights in his article “It’s time for  a government shutdown,” Forbes, April 4, 2011.

Even the Justice Department is a dubious creature. The duty of ensuring “justice” is real, but the bureaucracy of justice — laws, police, prosecutors, courts — primarily belongs at the state and local levels. Federalization of the criminal law, under Republicans and Democrats alike, and support for social engineering, such as de facto racial quotas, have increasingly sacrificed Americans’ liberties. Much of the bureaucracy should be shut down.

The Treasury Department, or something like it, is necessary as long as Uncle Sam collects taxes and spends money. But it should do far less of both. Moreover, much of Treasury’s work would be criminal if conducted by anyone else — invading taxpayers’ privacy, enforcing economic sanctions, conducting financial spying.


I have been doing a series on Famous Arkansans. Johnny Cash is one of my favorites. I grew up with a guy named Paul Garrett who went to my school and church. His uncle was Johnny Cash. I went to the 1978 Billy Graham Crusade in Memphis and got to hear Johnny sing. Right there sitting on the stage right behind him was Paul.

A 23 years old Johnny Cash performing “I walk the Line” live at The Tex Ritter Show.
This is the real roots of so many things.
I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time.
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you’re mine,
I walk the line

I find it very, very easy to be true
I find myself alone when each day is through
Yes, I’ll admit I’m a fool for you
Because you’re mine,
I walk the line

As sure as night is dark and day is light
I keep you on my mind both day and night
And happiness I’ve known proves that it’s right
Because you’re mine,
I walk the line

You’ve got a way to keep me on your side
You give me cause for love that I can’t hide
For you I know I’d even try to turn the tide
Because you’re mine,
I walk the line

Johnny Cash

Inducted in 1996

 (1932-2003) – This “Man in Black” was born to a Kingsland, Arkansas sharecropper on February 26, 1932. His first big hit was “Folsom Prison Blues” which rose to the Top Five in country singles in 1956. “I Walk the Line” became Cash’s first No. 1 hit. In 1957, he made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry, and by 1958, he’d published 50 songs, sold more than six million records and moved to Columbia label. Some of his other well-known recordings include “A Boy Named Sue,” “Orange Blossom Special,” “Ring of Fire” and “Jackson,” which he recorded with his wife June Carter Cash. He starred in “The Johnny Cash Show” (ABC, 1969-71) and “Johnny Cash and Friends” (CBS, 1976). He also appeared in the movie “Gunfight” (1970), the television miniseries “North and South” (1985), and made guest appearances on various television shows. His 11 Grammys include a Lifetime Achievement Award and the 1998 Grammy for Country Album of the Year for “Unchained.” Cash was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (1980), and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1992).

Johnny Cash Hurt what Makes this Song and Video so Great is that Its possibly the Saddest Song ever he sang before he died and singing about his life like When june died and Same Clips of his life one of my favourite Songs

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