Monday, October 26, 2009

Humbled to be an American

Our Presidents, our founding fathers of this the greatest nation the world has ever seen…where are the men like this today?

I have had the opportunity to visit Gettysburg and reflect on the sacrifice of the men on both sides of that war. Men who fought and died for what they believed in. It is a place that all Americans need to visit and understand that this was not a video game, not just a couple pages in a book, not about good vs evil, right vs wrong or even a war over slavery. It was very much a war over states rights and government control. Even though most agreed that Slavery in America needed to be ended, the how and means to that end was fought over. I contend that the men on both sides fought for their beliefs. South opposed a national government that was imposing it’s view and agenda on individual states. The President, Abraham Lincoln knew that he had to keep the nation together as the United States at all cost.

Our leaders, our presidents, our hero’s and the men that we look to as our founding fathers, builders and defenders of this nation, all have had the same qualities.

They were men of deep honor. Men that had seen and lived under the oppression and tyranny of an all controlling government system. Men guided by their Christian beliefs. Men whose personality and resolve was founded in those beliefs and the idea that government best services it’s population by not restricting the people. They believed in limiting the power and scope of government. The writers of the constitution understood how an all powerful central government system can imprison the governed by taking away self initiative and addicting them to hand outs/programs.

Look at just a few Presidents whose words and actions contributed to this great nation. They were men of the land, men that worked hard and knew the value of physical labor. Men who did not seek the office for their personal gratification. Men who the people looked to and asked to help lead the nation. Men who served because of honor and duty to the country. Men who had strong families, mother and fathers and religious beliefs that gave them a moral compass very early in their lives. They never viewed themselves as career politicians. Never did the seek the office for financial rewards or book deals.

George Washington; he was a surveyor, a farmer, a soldier and the 1st President of the United States, His wisdom was forged in experience as a military leader. He fought against the tyranny of an overbearing out of touch government that had strict controls over the people it governed. His leadership in the war helped free the American People to develop a government that was limited in its scope, power and ability to interfere in a citizens affairs.

Thomas Jefferson; the 3rd President if the United States was a very educated man, speaking and writing 7 languages. A man of honor and conviction, he would not live under the thumb of a repressive, controlling government. Being the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States. Major events during his presidency include the Louisiana Purchase (1803) and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806). As a political philosopher, Jefferson was a man of the Enlightenment and knew many intellectual leaders in Britain and France. He idealized the independent yeoman farmer as exemplar of republican virtues, distrusted cities and financiers, and favored states' rights and a strictly limited federal government

Theodore Roosevelt; "No man can lead a public career really worth leading, no man can act with rugged independence in serious crises, nor strike at great abuses, nor afford to make powerful and unscrupulous foes, if he is himself vulnerable in his private character."An Autobiography, 1913

Ronald Reagan; As president, Reagan implemented sweeping new political and economic initiatives. His supply-side economic policies advocated reduced business regulation, controlling inflation, reducing growth in government spending, and spurring economic growth through tax cuts. Reagan had a large role in contributing to the downfall of the Soviet Union is collectively agreed that Reagan's defense policies, hard line rhetoric against the Soviet Union and Communism, as well as summits with General Secretary Gorbachev played a significant part in ending the War. He was notable amongst post-World War II presidents as being convinced that the Soviet Union could be defeated rather than simply negotiated with, a conviction that was vindicated by Gennadi Gerasimov, the Foreign Ministry spokesman under Gorbachev, who said that Star Wars was "very successful blackmail.

All of the above Leaders were God fearing men, had strong moral values, were devoted to their families and raised by a strong father.

Look at the contrast that we have in office today.

Look at the past Presidents words and actions that have failed Americans by taking their self responsibility away. Politicians/attorneys who sought to expand government, citizens dependence on government and the programs it developed. Men who took away responsibilities of family and self support for the idea that government could do better. All of their propaganda programs and lies have lead to where we are today.

Barack Hussein Obama, has valid questions to whether or not he is a natural born American and the issue is clouded in fraudulent documents. His father left his white mother and stayed in his native country until he died in Kenyan. Barack called his father a drunk and bigot. Barack has no back ground in business nor has he ever labored for a living at any time in his life. He has had friends, advisors and even a leader in faith that have verbally attacked the USA and even have ties to terrorist that would destroy our county. His wife said that for the 1st time in her life, she was proud of America, this was after her husband was elected. Barack has traveled abroad and apologized for the United States of America to our enemies, enemies that have swore to wipe Christianity off the face of the earth. Barack Hussein Obama who said that this is no longer a Christian Nation…physically bows down in front of Americas enemies. He appoints Gays to run the national school system. He appoints confessed communist and men with terrorist ties to the highest positions in his administration. He takes over an private business and appoints his own CEO. He is attempting to control ¼ of the US economy with a mandatory health care system. His administration is placing limits on how much an American citizen can earn. Obama is using the power of the federal government to limit the freedoms that so many have fought and died for to attain and defend.

The news each day continues to amaze and disappoint me; Obamas attacks free speech, attacks a privately operated news reporting agency, the FOX news network. The continued promotion of the Obama health care plan that is nothing short of a government take over and intrusion/limitation of individual rights. Obamas friends Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson are attacking Rush Limbaugh with allegations based on their political views with the sole goal being to stop a private venture of a citizen of the USA.
The Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California signing a into law a bill that restricts the 2nd amendment (effectively banning online and catalog sales of firearms and ammunition) of the United States and beware, as California goes…so goes the nation.

Beware an all powerful government and a President with a vision of a one world government!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Democrat or Republican, Words or deeds

I know that the news is all about Obama’s attack dogs going after Rush this week but…For a break, let’s just look how the two parties differ in how they approach a problem and the solutions they offer in a very simple, straight forward display of two leaders;

Tale of Two Houses House #1 This is a 20 room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house, all heated by gas. In one month this residence consumes more energy than the average American household does in a year. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2400 per month.. In natural gas alone, this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not situated in a Northern or Midwestern 'snow belt' area. It's in the South.

House #2 Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university. This house incorporates every 'green' feature current home construction can provide. The house is 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on a high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat-pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F) heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas and it consumes one-quarter the electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Surrounding flowers and shrubs native to the area enable the property to blend into the surrounding rural landscape. The heating/cooling system is so efficient that initial plans to install solar panels were cancelled.

HOUSE #1 is outside of Nashville , Tennessee ; it is the abode of the 'Environmentalist' Al Gore.

HOUSE #2 is on a ranch near Crawford , Texas ; it is the residence of the former President of the United States , George W. Bush.

Yes, it's "An inconvenient truth.."

Think about it!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Legalize Dueling again!

Remember your history? Remember when men where men and liars and thieves were dealt with swiftly and decisively? Remember when a politician would call his opponent or political rival a liar, when he was lying?

That politician was a man and as such, knew that he could be held responsible for his own words. If the recipient of such a remark took issue with it as a matter of honor, he could challenge the scandal to a duel!

Where has that time gone? Where are those men? Where is that old code of honor that real men would give their lives to defend?

Why are we now left with the corrupt politicians, attorneys and court system that we have now?

Why? Lack of accountability, lack of respect and the lack of fearing reprisal and consequences!

Just think how quickly the nation could turn around and become responsible to the citizens again. Let’s just quickly number the benefits.

1. The total elimination of out spoken liars
2. The quick reduction of law suits including family court issues and frivolous suits
3. The mass exodus of lawyers from their profession to one that incorporates higher standards and ethics. (see # 9)
4. The absolute accountability of all elected officials.
5. The immediate turn around in population growth as justice rains down on the abusers of the old system
6. The complete stop of unprotected sex as new repercussions put an end to the “so what, who cares” attitudes of today.
7. The new approach that networks would take in approving programming and what is considered to be “family hour programming”
8. The savings that could be realized as the prison system gets relief for it’s over crowded conditions.
9. The immediate economic stimulus in the undertaker, grave digger, box maker, head stone carver, liar planting industry.
10. Lastly…how nice would it be to have people think about what they say before they say it. To have people treat each other with respect. To do unto others and as you would have other do unto you.

Remember when men were men and lairs where scared?

Bring back public Dueling!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Obama’s award = National embarrassment

It is fully understood that the liberal European countries love Obama.
It is very apparent when 12 days into his administration, some left wing, no spine, whining, socialist, can’t we all just get along, American hating, Ivy league flake…nominates Obama for the Nobel peace prize!

Then the ultimate disgrace comes when the committee actually votes to give him the prize when Obama has done nothing to deserve it. In fact, he has made America less safe in the few months he has been in office than any other President including Jimmy Carter. Even liberals are griping that he hasn't done enough to wind down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These are the same misfits that cheered as Obama releases the terrorists that were held by the Bush administration.

The jelly belly anti Regan, anti American cowards must have had a collective orgasm when Obama gave his speech on a nuclear free world and how his America would lead the way in achieving total disarmament.

Of course back here in the colonies, top Democrats congratulated Obama.

What has President Obama actually accomplished? The answer is nothing, nothing at all, but the liberals across the world are embracing him as their leader, their leader! Not an American leader but a Man they believe will be good for them, no one is asking, what is good for America.

At least Steele (the republican spokesman) said he thought it was "unfortunate that the president's star power has outshined tireless advocates who have made real achievements working towards peace and human rights."
He said he doesn't think Obama will be "receiving any awards from Americans for job creation, fiscal responsibility, or backing up rhetoric with concrete action." I think he is right, Americans may be waiting to see what is happening and that also seems to be a reflection on the dumb Americans (European view) as Obama’s approval rating maintains its steady decline into reality!
There was praise from two Democrats who also have won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Former President Jimmy Carter, who won in 2002, called Obama's selection a "bold statement of international support for his vision and commitment." And former Vice President Al Gore, who won two years ago, said Obama's prize was "extremely well deserved."

Obama has a lot in common with those two as he also does with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat who shared it in 1994.
Global Zero, comprising political and military leaders from around the world, applauded Obama's award, which was "in part based on his leadership to achieve the elimination of nuclear weapons."

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, who chairs the Democratic National Committee, called the award "an affirmation of the fact that the United States has returned to its long-standing role as a world leader."

Yep, disarm, rollover and adopt all of what our forefathers left behind for a new world, what they fought and died for, what America has held dear for over 200 years! Obama now gets an award for destroying America in his bid to be the next world leader!

I will give Obama credit for speaking one truth; Obama himself said he felt humbled and undeserving, declaring in a Rose Garden statement: "I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments."

This…Obama award appeared to be just a slap at former President George W. Bush from a committee that harshly criticized Bush for his military action in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
"People can read into it whatever they want," said former Bush spokesman Tony Fratto. "But when you're awarded a Nobel Peace Prize and the first question everyone asks is 'for what?' then you have to question what the motives of the Nobel committee are in making the award."

I am embarrassed by the way other countries are now manipulating my country…yep, I’m disgusted!

So, what do you think America?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Obama supports Gay Education Czar

Will Obama ever stop trying to destroy America?
Just compile the facts of who this man appoints, who he surrounds himself with and who he calls friends

It's past ime for "Safe and Drug Free Schools" Czar to resign.

Kevin Jennings is an open homosexual who is now serving the Department of Education as President Obama's "Safe and Drug Free Schools" czar.

Jennings is the founder of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which pushes so-called "anti-bullying" policies which GLSEN admits are really about promoting "affirmation" of homosexual behavior in the school system.
Jennings is intolerant of the "religious right," 90% of whom enroll their children in public schools, and said in a 2000 speech "I'm trying not to say '[F---] 'em'...I don't care what they think. Drop dead!"

He wants homosexual indoctrination of students at all levels, having written the forward to a book entitled Queering Elementary Education, and saying in 2004, "Ex-gay messages have no place in our nation's public schools...There is no ‘other side' when you're talking about lesbian, gay and bisexual students."

By his own admission he failed his legal duty to report what he believed to be a case of statutory rape when a young student approached him for counsel after the boy had been preyed on by an older adult in a local bus station bathroom. Jennings' main piece of advice: "I hope you know how to use a condom."

Kevin Jennings is not qualified under any ethical standard to be entrusted with the safety of our nation's public school children.

Contact Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and your members of Congress today!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Signs of Tyranny

My good friend asked me to review a public speech he was going to give in Washington State.
You must read this article in its entirety. He has quotes you MUST read!
Allen is around 60 years old, served in Vietnam and earned 2 silver stars while fighting for the citizens of this great land.
He loves this country and as all military personal, gave and oath to protect this nation against danger, foreign and domestic.

Read this whole letter and then send this blog by clicking on page (top right), send link by e-mail, and send this to your friends;

Our Constitution was crafted by one of the greatest gatherings of conservative leaders in history. They desired a form of government which would protect and preserve “individual freedoms” and which would guarantee a federal government with strict limits on what it was allowed to do, with all other powers reserved for the individual states and the people.

There are many things that differentiate between the freedoms this country enjoyed over the first 175 years and the creeping tyranny of today. We are closer to tyranny now than we are to the freedoms codified in the greatest political document ever created by man.

The three core freedoms for every person are life, liberty and property.

LIFE – Each and every living person has the right to life. No one should be permitted to take that away without due process and the rule of law.
LIBERTY - No person should be forced into servitude or slavery for another.
PROPERTY – Each person must be secure in their property.

If any one of these core freedoms is diminished, it is a sign of approaching tyranny. We have seen massive erosion of these freedoms, even if it has largely been unseen by most of the citizens of this country. This slow ‘nibbling away at the edges’ has gone on for almost 85 years. It has been so slow that several generations have gone by; each maybe with some vague unease about the direction of our government. However, because there were no close examinations of the details, or realization of the long term consequences, no alarm has been raised.

Here are a few of the disturbing sign that are now mostly overlooked:
1. During the beginning of Roosevelt’s “New Deal”, the president wanted to pass legislation to give money and benefits to a vastly expanded population of ‘deserving’ people. In order to do this, his new laws had to pass constitutional muster. The Supreme Court ruled time after time that they were not constitutional. Roosevelt threatened to ‘pack the court’, that is, increase the number of Justices from the original nine to however many it took to get a liberal majority. With Democrat control of the other two branches, the Justices caved, and allowed the new socialist laws to stand.
2. The Roosevelt administration wanted total control on wheat production, pricing, and distribution. Because most wheat was shipped across state lines, he used the “Commerce Clause” of the Constitution as an excuse to put these laws into place. When a small farmer refused to comply with the new laws, because he only grew enough for use by his own family, he was successfully sued by the government and the ruling was upheld by the courts, on the farfetched argument that the use of his own wheat somehow impacted national commerce (since he didn’t have to buy wheat – thereby affecting other commerce).
3. In the name of helping seniors save for their retirement and of ‘doing good for widows and the destitute’, the Social Security program was formed. Good intentions are never proper reasons to take by force property from one person and give it to another.
4. More recently, in the case of Kelo, private residential property was taken under the rule of “imminent domain’ and given to a developer, another private entity, under the misguided notion that ‘good of the community’ would be served, because more property taxes would be paid to the city of Kelo by the shopping mall.
5. In the Klamath basin of Oregon, the government refused water for farmers to irrigate their fields to ‘protect’ some obscure sucker fish. In California, one of the most fertile valleys in the world is drying up and hundreds of thousands of people are facing economic ruin, again because government bureaucrats have deemed some ‘endangered’ minnow species might be harmed by these farmers growing much of the vegetable crops for the United States and the world. These unwarranted actions have destroyed the economic value of the farmers’ property and forced thousands to become jobless.
6. More and more laws are passed by Congress, but the details are left to an ever expanding mass of bureaucrats, who are not accountable, who have job protection. These faceless, ‘in-the-shadows’ people essentially continue on their way to legislating ‘social justice’, regardless of what party is in power. “Social justice”, as defined in the liberal mind, can never be achieved, because it means ‘equal results’. There can never be equal results, only equal opportunity. The results are the products of many things, such as natural ability, hard work, thrift, etc. The only way ‘social justice’ can be achieved, in the liberal mindset, is to take from those who produce and give to those who do not. The only way this can be done is to use the force of government.

There are glaring differences between a democratic republic and a socialist state:
1. When President Obama declares that “We need to ‘spread the wealth’.”, when talking to a blue collar worker, he is advocating a socialist agenda.
2. When a small democratic country removes a sitting president who committed acts of treason, on the orders of its Supreme Court and Congress, but the Obama administration joins the dictator lead countries of Cub and Venezuela and declares it a ‘military coup’, he becomes an enemy of freedom and displays his strong support for socialism.

Now, with the present administration, there is a wholesale assault on our remaining liberties.

1. When the leader of a country has legislation introduced, which is not allowed to be read by the legislative body or the people, Tyranny is just over the horizon.
2. When legislation is introduced which will determine who can receive life-saving procedures or medication, Tyranny is drawing near.
3. When crushing tax burdens are levied on citizens, in the name of “Saving the Planet” from non-existent threats, Tyranny is just around the corner.
4. The Obama administration ignored the Constitution and over 220 years of bankruptcy precedent to put the UAW, and other junior, unsecured creditors ahead of senior secured creditors in the Obama-forced bankruptcy of Chrysler. When the government trashes the Constitution and the rule of law by giving a non-investor firm, Fiat 15% of Chrysler, Tyranny is next door.
5. When legislation contains over 9,000 ear-marks, giving bribes and payoff money to special interests, and making no attempt to hide the graft and corruption it entails, Tyranny is at hand.
6. When the government confiscates more and more property in the form of taxes and fees, the tax payers become economic slaves.
7. When elected government officials receive special benefits, special status, special treatment, and are not subject to the laws which apply to the rest of the nation, they become the new American Royalty, and we become their serfs.
8. When an excessive number of laws, rules and regulations are put into place, no person can be secure in his core freedoms. This allows the government to fabricate charges against anyone for almost any reason. Harvey Silverglate makes this case very well in his recent book, “Three Felonies A Day”.

There have been three great works detailing the evils of socialism, and the tendency for it to slowly encroach upon a republic until a dictatorship is formed. These are:
“The Law” – by Frederic Bastiat in 1850
“The Road To Serfdom” – by F.A. Hayek in 1948
“Liberty and Tyranny” – by Mark Levin in 2009

It is quickly seen how they all describe the same movement from freedom, to socialism, to economic slavery, even though they are written 150 years apart.

In my opinion, Tyranny has already arrived, although in a temporary ‘soft’ form. If we do not turn back the liberal, socialist, statist assault, we will soon be reduced to a ‘Banana Republic” and ruled by a dictator, because the good intentions of some misguided people to ensure ‘equality’ for all, will end up putting chains of slavery on everyone.

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"A wise prince will seek means by which his subjects will always and in every possible condition of things have need of his government, and then they will always be faithful to him." -- Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)

"Every new regulation concerning commerce or revenue; or in any manner affecting the value of the different species of property, presents a new harvest to those who watch the change and can trace its consequences; a harvest reared not by themselves but by the toils and cares of the great body of their fellow citizens." -- James Madison (likely), Federalist No. 62

"It is sufficiently obvious, that persons and property are the two great subjects on which Governments are to act; and that the rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted. These rights cannot well be separated." -- James Madison, Speech at the Virginia Convention, December 2, 1829

"The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If `Thou shalt not covet' and `Thou shalt not steal' were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free." -- John Adams, A Defense of the American Constitutions, 1787

"An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation." -- John Marshall

"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on the objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents." -- James Madison

Probably most Americans would have a clearer conscience if all the neighbors were forced to put money in a government pot and a government agency would send the widow a weekly sum of $40 to hire someone to mow her lawn. This mechanism makes the particular victim invisible but it still boils down to one person being forcibly used to serve the purposes of another. Putting the money into a government pot makes palatable acts that would otherwise be deemed morally offensive. This is why socialism is evil. It employs evil means, coercion or taking the property of one person, to accomplish good ends, helping one's fellow man." --George Mason University economics professor Walter E. Williams

“Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis warned, ‘The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.’ The freedom of individuals from compulsion or coercion never was, and is not now, the normal state of human affairs. The normal state for the ordinary person is tyranny, arbitrary control and abuse mainly by their own government. While imperfect in its execution, the founders of our nation sought to make an exception to this ugly part of mankind’s history. Unfortunately, at the urging of the American people, we are unwittingly in the process of returning to mankind’s normal state of affairs. Americans demand that Congress spend trillions of dollars on farm subsidies, business bailouts, education subsidies, Social Security, Medicare and prescription drugs and other elements of a welfare state. The problem is that Congress produces nothing. Whatever Congress wishes to give, it has to first take other people’s money. Thus, at the root of the welfare state is the immorality of intimidation, threats and coercion backed up with the threat of violence by the agents of the U.S. Congress. In order for Congress to do what some Americans deem as good, it must first do evil. It must do that which if done privately would mean a jail sentence; namely, take the property of one American to give to another... There is no question that if one were to ask whether we Americans are moving towards more liberty or more government control over our lives, the answer would unambiguously be the latter—more government control over our lives.” —Walter Williams

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.” -Winston Churchill

“The war against illegal plunder has been fought since the beginning of the world. But how is... legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime. Then abolish this law without delay... If such a law is not abolished immediately it will spread, multiply and develop into a system.” — Frederic Bastiat

“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of “liberalism” they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” - - Norman Matton Thomas, Six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America, 1884-1963

“I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.” - - Norman Matton Thomas
"The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." -- James Madison