30 August 2009

Time to Clean House!!!

From Another Black Conservative:
"Rasmussen Reports finds that 57% of Americans would like to replace the entire Congress."

Most Americans want to fire everyone in Congress and start over! It is time to start talking about term limits!

Quote of the Day

"We see on the theater of the world a certain number of scenes which succeed each other in endless repetition: where we see the same faults followed regularly by the same misfortunes, we may reasonably think that if we could have known the first we might have avoided the others. The past should enlighten us on the future: knowledge of history is no more than an anticipated experience."
- Charles Pinot Duclos

This quote comes to mind everytime I talk to someone who voted for Obama and is now regretting it. It also comes to mind when people try telling me that history does not matter and the things I see happening now can't happen here. You know, things like having a communist advising the president and helping him implement policy. Obama is taking us towards Marxism. He told us during the campaign exactly what he wanted to do, but no one believed him. We all just figured he was playing to his base. History show us that Marxism leads to fascism, communism, or some other form of totalitarianism. We are not immune to history. Just because we are arrogant and naive Americans it does not insulate us from the catastrophe of a failed ideology. Obama is a Marxist and he is pretty open about it. He won't call it that, but his ideology was shaped by Marxists, he is being advised by Marxists, and he admits in his autobiographies that he was surrounded by such radical revolutionaries during his formative years. Read up on your history people. Obama's playbook is straight from the 1930s. A good place to start is the book 'Rules for Radicals' by Saul Alinsky, that is Obama's Bible.

27 August 2009

Time Out

I have to take a break from this. Starting next week my schedule will be insane and I simply will not have time. I have writing to do and I have classes. At some point I would like to see my family and spend time with them. I will still be fighting the good fight locally through my various affiliations. I need to step away from the internet for a while. All this time in front of a computer is making my lifestyle increasingly sedentary. I need to get out and run. I also need to start lifting again. I have lost some weight. I have a PT test next month I would like to max. So have no fear, I shall return. For now check the various blogs and such that I have link to. I enjoy reading them from time to time and they are a good source of perspective.

20 August 2009

Take a Copy of the Constitution and Call Me in the Morning

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent"
- Thomas Jefferson


I would like to continue the healthcare conversation. Let’s talk about why it is such a contentious issue. Why does the left wants this bill passed so badly? Let’s look at what they want and follow the roots back to the tree. Most importantly, I will leave a few common sense reform solutions that I think would be more effective than a $1trillion boondoggle. Let’s look to my favorite source first of all. The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Healthcare is not a right, nor does the federal government have the enumerated power to control it.

Trust me I am from the government

First of all let me ask you this: Do you trust the government? I hope the answer is no. As Americans it should be in our DNA to have a healthy skepticism and disdain of government. That is how the Founders looked at government. They saw it as “a necessary evil”. That must be our attitude if we are to be free. Why is the healthcare debate turning into such a shouting match? It is a liberty issue. Most American people do not trust the government. They do not trust Obama. They do not trust Congress. Nor should they trust them. We have been burned badly over the years by the flames of an out of control government inferno scorching everything in its path. The governmental assault on our liberties has manifested itself in ways too numerous to mention here. That would be another post entirely that I may write later.
More to the point, people are genuinely concerned about the direction of our country. They see freedom slipping away with each and every bailout and new faceless government entity being created. The bureaucratic nightmare that is the federal government is not something most Americans want having any measure of control over their healthcare decisions. The legislation being debated will put about 31 either new or existing agencies in charge of those decisions. That is why we have seen such passionate debate on this issue. That is why thousands of people who have never protested anything in their life are showing up at townhall meetings and tea parties across the country. People are beginning to wake up to the fact that their government has perpetrated a tyranny of incompetence upon the American people for many years now. It has continued and accelerated in the last 8 months. For the first time many are seeing the seeds of a soft tyranny being planted. They finally realize that no politician, democrat or republican, really has their best interests at heart.
Washington, DC is a bubble. The political elite in this country are getting too isolated from the people and the concerns of regular Americans. Therefore they are surprised at the level of passion and disapproval they are facing at these townhall meetings. So naturally the politicians, including the Speaker of the House, attack the protestors and call them “Astroturf”, “Nazis”, “angry white racists”, and “un-American”. Not only are these disparaging remarks wholly inaccurate, they are also hateful. The political class has targeted regular Americans simply for expressing their opinions and passionately voicing their concerns about healthcare. At least in my life time this is an unprecedented and scary development. To top it all off we have certain politicians calling out an army of union thugs to pack the townhall meetings with supporters and to intimidate the Americans who are showing up to protest the Obamacare “hellthcare” bill. It has led to violence, including the recent townhall in St. Louis where a black conservative activist was assaulted by a group of SEIU union goons outside after the event had ended. Once violence has entered the debate it is difficult to seek out the heart of the argument. That is exactly what Obama and his cronies are counting on. They know if they can isolate and ridicule the opposition and then sensationalize and marginalize the townhalls then we won’t be talking about his healthcare reform bill.

Hurry let’s do this now before we think about it!

Why the rush by the way? Why did Obama try so hard to urge Congress to pass this bill before summer recess? It is because he knew that the American people would find out what his plan is intended to do, and he knew the American people would rise up and oppose it. And they have. Clearly he did not anticipate this level of opposition, but he knew that Congress would receive and earful from their constituents when they returned home for the summer. So, as with the stimulus, cap and trade, and the previous administration’s TARP from last year, Congress and this administration has tried to ram this healthcare bill down our throats. They said: Don’t read it. Sit down. Shut up, the debate is over. We were told “we have to do this right now or the world will explode!” Remember, “Never let a crisis go to waste”. Manufactured crisis is the ultimate destroyer of liberty. Our government is manufacturing crisis after crisis, or simply taking advantage of a real crisis, in order to usurp the Constitution and create a permanent class of political elitism to rule over us “little people”. They are building an oligarchy. Healthcare reform is a means to an end.

What is it really about?

Power: That is why the left wants this healthcare reform bill now. That is why they have fought for some degree of socialized medicine for over 50 years. The progressive movement is all about political and “expert” elites determining what is “best” for every American and implementing their policy solutions regardless of Constitutionality or the concerns of the citizens. In Britain there are over 1 million people working for their national health services. The overwhelming majority are bureaucrats. They represent a huge voting block of people dependent on the government for their livelihood. Never mind the millions more who are dependent on the State for their medical care. That makes any attempt to repair or reform Britain’s poor quality and inefficient medical system impossible. The American left knows that we are a center-right society. Always have been, it is how our Founders wanted it. They also know that the quickest way to ensure a leftist majority in government is to seize control of healthcare, which also happens to represent around 17% of our economy. So you see this “reform” is really about seizing control of the vital elements of our nation.
So here we are looking a $1trillion healthcare reform bill that is over 1,000 pages long. Most people have not read it. Most in Congress have not read it, and nor will they. Some will debate the contents of this bill. They will pull obscure lines and say it does this and not that. I have scoured the bill for hours and every time I come away very satisfied that it is full of crap. Naturally it is written in a very innocuous way. Nothing on its face is too scary. You must follow its contents to the natural conclusion. The federal government is putting money into the healthcare system to set up some kind of insurance exchange system. Whatever the government funds, it controls. We will soon find the government co-opting more power than intended with ambiguously worded regulation and legal definitions. Never mind the 1,000 bill, if passed it will spawn thousands of pages of regulatory codes. What the government touches, it corrupts. If we let them even tepidly control any aspect of our healthcare, we do so at great peril. At any rate it does not matter what the current legislation being debated contains. It is irrelevant. Congress will simply attach hundreds of pages of amendments to the bill in the waning hours of debate and demand it be voted on before the amendments are read or analyzed. We have already seen this happen in much of the legislation Congress has passed in the last 8 months.

So what’s their plan?

Despite the objections of Obama and the “hellthcare” reform bill supporters, this is about socializing our healthcare system. This is not a violent government takeover of our healthcare system. This is the proverbial “foot in the door.” The statists know that they cannot force through a complete overhaul and seize control of our entire healthcare infrastructure overnight. That would lead to outright rebellion in this country. This will take place incrementally over several years, just as Obama envisioned, as he said in remarks that can be viewed on YouTube. He is a proponent of single-payer, universal socialized healthcare. So too are the leftist leaders of Congress. For reasons I have already stated, the left wants this badly. They are patient and willing to wait while the government healthcare embryo Obama is trying to plant can grow. There can be no doubt from reading the legislation that the whole intent of the taxes and regulation within are intended to end private health insurance and create dependence on a government run program. Hence the passages regarding the insurance exchange that indicate that all insurers will be subject to the same regulations as the public option within a set number of years. The government will regulate healthcare. That is the logical end result of this legislation.
People have screamed until blue in the face that Obama’s plan will not ration care. The laws of supply and demand state otherwise. All resources are scarce, including healthcare. If we throw 47 million Americans, or whatever he claims the number of uninsured is, into the system it will increase demand. Thus, it will increase prices. Therefore to lowers costs, as Obama has promised, rationing will inevitably occur. We do not spend money on healthy people. Healthcare goes primarily to care for the sick. Naturally many of those who are ill are also very often elderly. The only way to reduce costs is to reduce the treatments allowed for the sick and the elderly. It happens every day in Britain and Canada, and it will happen here if Obama gets his way. My family doctor is from Canada. He moved here to escape the Canadian healthcare system. He has looked at the proposed reform and is terrified. The very thing he tried to escape has found him here. He has brought numerous family members from Canada here for treatment. Where are Canadians going to go for hip replacement surgery if Obamacare passes? In all seriousness though, healthcare will be rationed under Obama’s plan. AARP is bleeding members right now because of the “death panels” we were told did not exist. Then the Senate announced that they were removing the death panels from the bill. Figure that one out.

The Solutions

It would not be right of me to oppose something like healthcare reform without proposing some common sense solutions. First of all there is a role government can play in reform. It must be, however, extremely limited in power and scope. The influence of government should be like a referee. It should make sure people play by the rules, but it cannot be allowed to dictate market conditions and impose artificial price controls. It also cannot be allowed to manipulate the structure or direct the healthcare of our citizens. Nothing about government is compatible with actually providing healthcare to people. Just look at the horrific examples of eugenics and fascism in the 20th century. More recently just look at the modern day horror stories of the socialist healthcare dystopias in Canada or Britain. When all is said and done government is almost always the problem, not the solution. To determine how to fix a problem we should define it.
Our current healthcare system is the best in the world based on any honest evaluation. By far we provide the highest quality care and America is the engine of medical innovation. So it is not at all a question of quality. Our medical care delivery system is inefficient, and therefore expensive. Consumers and doctors have no incentive to hold down costs and insurance companies are forced to increase premiums. Due in large part to government interference, there is a lack of competition in the medical insurance marketplace. What’s the solution? First of all increase competition by letting insurance companies sell across state lines. That has been holding back market corrections. We also need long term insurance contracts to prevent people with preexisting conditions from being denied coverage. Sell it like term life insurance and make 20 year health insurance plans rather than doing this year to year. There is ample ground that could be covered in the realm of insurance reform. If we could introduce more natural market competition health insurance could be as inexpensive as car insurance. Let’s get the government out of the way and undo the damage it has already done. That is how we can reform healthcare insurance.
Doctors face thousands of frivolous lawsuits every year. As a result privately practicing doctors, hospitals, and medical clinics are forced to purchase very expensive insurance to protect them from such lawsuits. Paying high priced lawyers to fight these suits and then paying out of pocket to settle such frivolous claims are also seriously crippling a doctor’s ability to treat patients efficiently. The left loves to complain about doctors administering too many tests on patients. Doctors do this out of fear that they might miss something and then get sued for not catching it. It is called “defensive medicine” and that is what drives up costs. End the frivolous lawsuits against medical professionals. Instituting serious tort reform must be part of the healthcare reform conversation. Frivolous lawsuits cost us about $1000 per person in America every year. Loser should pay court costs. Lawyers repeatedly bringing frivolous lawsuits into the legal system should be disbarred.
Hospitals along our southern border are struggling under the weight of rampant illegal immigration. Illegal immigrants show up in emergency rooms by the thousands every year in these states. Some hospitals have had to close their doors forever. Illegal immigration is costing our healthcare system about $11billion annually. Another issue most people will not touch is the medical dangers illegal immigrants bring to America. Typhoid, tuberculosis, and various other diseases and parasites are ravaging border regions and working their way north as more illegal immigrants flow in from third world cesspools. The full cost of illegal immigration to the healthcare system is unfathomable. It is difficult to estimate all of the impact. Bottom line is that border security and immigration reform must also be a part of any serious discussion on healthcare reform.
Doctors are generally considered to be among the “hated rich”, also known as the left’s favorite target. Doctors should be allowed to write off free medical services provided as a tax deduction. That would encourage a greater level of charity and people would receive care that they otherwise could not afford. Along the same lines, every medical school should be given funding to open up free medical clinics. The clinics will be staffed with med students who can work to have some of their college loans paid for. It’s really important to have the tort reform first before trying this one. Maybe patients could sign a waiver? But I digress. Finally, the doctor based reform ideas continue with giving physicians the option to refuse all insurance and instead collect a flat rate from all patients. A doctor in New York tried this, but the State would not allow it. He spent most of his money and time complying with government and insurance company red tape. He wanted to just refuse all of it and offer his services for a flat fee. He was going to charge only $79 a month and all of his patients could come in and could see him as many times as they wanted. Of course the State could not allow this to happen because it would undermine the government’s insistence that only the government can solve this problem.
Health savings accounts are absolutely a key to solving this problem. Let people put some of their money away tax free for medical expenses. Let’s start one right now for every American family. Only about 10% of the “stimulus plan” has been spent. Let’s cancel the mindless government waste and pork project spending. That gives us about $700billion right there. There is an additional $70billion in TARP loan repayments sitting in the coffers. How about we take that approximately $770billion dollars and give it to the American people as a health spending account. We could give every tax paying household about $8,000 but it could be allocated based on need and in any sum that is deemed appropriate. Put people in charge of their medical expenses and decisions. It will encourage more thoughtful consumption.

Bottom line

There is a long list of failed government programs: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Post Office, and Amtrak- all bankrupt. That’s just to name a few. The government cannot run anything efficiently. The government cannot lower costs. When was the last time any project or piece of legislation came in under budget or cost the expected amount? There are numerous free market solutions to this problem. I have touched on a few ideas that I have come across in my conversations with others. There are better, more targeted ways to help people receive medical coverage and to reduce costs than opening up the “Pandora’s Box” of governmental interference. If it was really about getting people covered and lowering costs then the bill would not be 1,000 pages long and they would not have tried to force this through so fast. This debate is about liberty. It is about freedom. We are a Republic. Our government is to be limited in power and reach. If allowed to usurp the Constitution and once again establish dangerous new federal power over the lives of every American we will one day see the rise of totalitarianism in our nation. We are not immune to the laws of reason, the laws of logic, or the laws of economics. We are not immune to history. Know your history and you will know your future. Many have tread down this dark path. It has never ended well. We must not make the same mistakes.

“I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”–James Madison

Quote of the Day

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
-Alexis de Tocqueville

I hope its not too late to save our Republic.

19 August 2009

The Dangers of Socialized Medicine

Many have tried to debate with me about the merits of the "Hellthcare" bill. They insist that it will not result in government controlled healthcare. That's true. It won't instantly result in socialized medicine. It will happen incrementally over time. People are naive to think that the government would put this much money up and not demand a measure of control. Whatever the government pumps money into it controls. This system is no different. I challenge anyone to name one single government program that is run efficiently and effectively. Anyone? Hello? That's what I thought. Now you want them running healthcare?

Anyway, here is a post from Dollars and Sense.
You need to watch the video of Ronald Reagan speaking out against government run socialized healthcare. Really puts it in perspective how long we have been fighting this. The progressives have been trying to socialize healthcare for over 50 years. They know it is the easiest way to control us and ensure a permanent majority. In Britain there are over 1 million people employed in their national health service. The majority of them are bureaucrats. That represents an unbeatable voting block of union goons and statists. That's why the progressives want this here. They want to create another constituency: those dependant on the public healthcare and those employed by it.

Changing the Lexicon

If you can control the meaning of words you can control the people.

Interesting post from Hawaiian Libertarian.

13 August 2009

Another Discussion: Government and the Fed

I want the government to stop interfering in the economy. The government caused the economic meltdown in the first place and now they think they are going to fix it? Yeah right. Supposedly the economy is all better (at least that's what we are being told by the government). Only 10% of the stimulus has been spent and there is over $70 billion in TARP repayments just sitting there. IF the government wanted the economy to get better they could take the remaining "stimulus" funds that are not yet allocated and the TARP repayments and combine them into a tax credit for every American. If they did that they would be able to give every tax payer $8000. Low taxes + small government = economic prosperity. That formula has worked throughout our history. Our biggest problems economically began early in the 20th century when the government began disregarding Constitutional limitations and creating bloated and inefficient bureaucracies. When government began dictating economic conditions and started social engineering, it caused the normal market forces to short circuit. That's why the value of the US dollar has plummeted ever since the Fed was created in 1913. That's why out national debt continues to snowball. That's why there is so much economic volatility today. Not all government intervention into the economy is bad. Some regulation is desirable. The problem today is politicians use taxes and regulations to reward their friends and political allies and to punish their enemies. Government has too much power and the people inhabiting high office are up to their ears in corruption.
The problem with the Fed is that it is accountable to NO ONE. The Fed had a big hand in causing the economic crisis we are in now. The Fed is directly responsible for causing numerous recessions in the past. Sometimes the Fed has acted reasonably in the past and helped stabilize things, but most of the time it has created chaos. Lag times make anything they do risky. Often they act with no outside authority or any oversight.

Trust Me. I'm From the Government.

Someone recently said this to me on a discussion board:
"Democrates, along with Republicians have always stood up for America and the Constitution."

To which I replied:
Not always. Not everyone and not all the time.

Abraham Lincoln suspended habeus corpus jailed protestors and news reporters who disagreed with him.

Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson (as well as their progressive advisors) were big fans of eugenics and promoted the concept throughout their careers. (Not exactly sure about the Constitutionality of eugenics, but I do not see how the concept could possibly be consistent with the spirit of our Constitution.)

Woodrow Wilson, America's first leftwing democrat president, was a racist who segregated the Armed Forces.

Woodrow Wilson kept political prisoners and shut down newspapers that criticized him. He imprisoned anti-war protestors and journalists. In fact at least one remained imprisoned until President Warren Harding released him.

Many of FDR's New Deal policies were declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. After intimidating and packing the courts with judges who would do his bidding, FDR rammed many of his projects through anyway.

FDR put thousands of Japanese-Americans into concentration camps during WWII.

FDR signed blantantly unconstitutional legislation several times during his four terms.

There were numerous abuses by various presidents and political officials during the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and the War on Drugs. (too numerous to mention here)

Don't forget the Patriot Act and Bush administration policies (which I actually supported at the time, I was wrong). These powers are still being used by the current administration.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig5/gregory1.html

Obama and his administration has been busy violating the Constitution in his brief time in office.

http://lobotero.wordpress.com/2008/11/28/will-obama-violate-the-constitution/

http://hawaiianlibertarian.blogspot.com/2009/01/obamas-first-constitutional-violation.html

Seperation of Powers means nothing to these guys:

http://www.theminorityreportblog.com/blog_entry/ken_taylor/2009/05/13/obama_violates_separation_of_powers

Here is some more:

http://citizen-pamphleteer.blogspot.com/2009/02/obama-violates-his-first-provision-of.html

http://sibbyonline.blogs.com/sibbyonline/2009/07/another-constitutional-violation-by-the-progressives.html

I could go on, but this is already getting tedious. Never trust the government. I did so for a long time. About two or three years ago I began to see the truth. The politicians do not care. They will destroy everything this nation stands for to obtain and maintain their power. Right now the Dems are the biggest offenders, but the Repubs have not been saints either. It is our job to guard the Constitution. The people must be Constitutional watchdogs. We need to raise hell every time these sleezebags go near our liberty. The media is not doing it. The media has gone from watchdog to lapdog. It is up to us.

Leftists Bring Obama-Hitler Posters to Townhalls

From Another Black Conservative:

"When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that now famous line about there being swastikas at the town halls, you just knew the media was going to find some creative way to make that statement true.
Here are two videos showing exactly who are bringing those Obama Hitler posters to the town hall meetings. They are liberals who support
leftwing nut Lyndon LaRouche!"

12 August 2009

I'm on a FIRE Right Now!

Obama and the Dems are showing a real authoritarian streak lately. Frankly, it surprised me. I could not believe that Pelosi, Obama, and the rest would be stupid enough to say and do some of the things they have said and done recently. I think it is a sign of their true intentions. My sources, in this country and others, tell me something bad is on the horizon. It is not going to be good. DO NOT trust the government. DO NOT trust Obama and his cronies. I do not trust the GOP anymore than I trust them. This is a dangerous time in American history. I woke up early and now I am trying to ring the warning bells. The future of our Republic is in peril. If only 10% of what I see coming our way actually happens we are in serious trouble. I really, really want to be wrong here. Unfortunately I have been right so far. All I can say right now is that in the next two years the economy (and housing market) will collapse again, something nasty is coming our way from the southern border, watch Russia carefully, China too, Iran + nuke = BOOM! and get ready for hyperinflation. Don't panic or freak out. Don't worry yourself into a depression. Just prepare for the worst. We have survived tough times before, and so we will again. However, we have never faced a multitude of threats like this all at once before. War is coming. Chaos is brewing. The storm clouds are on the horizon. I have been studying history intensely in the last several years. This has, to a lesser extent, happened before. I saw the storm clouds about 3 years ago and said nothing. I tried to "check out" and focus on my life. I can't do that anymore. I am carrying a burden that I can no longer shoulder. I have to try to warn people. Like I said, I want to be wrong. I want to stop worrying. What we are about to face will mirror the Age of Anxiety and rise of totalitarianism to some degree. I am hoping that it will not be as intense and devastating. Just be prepared and demand the truth. Put aside petty differences. Stick together because we will need each other to get through these trials.

07 August 2009

Obama's Brownshirts

In addition to his union brownshirts mentioned in the previous post, we now know when Obama will once again bring up his concept of a "civilian national security force". During the campaign, an at one event earlier this year, Obama mentioned this grand vision of his.

"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded." -Barrack Obama

Since then Obama has been silent on the issue. Of course, the media has ignored this plan for the most part. Partly because he will not elaborate on this. Apparently he intends to unveil his plans on 9-11 of this year.

Obama knows that the US military will support the US Constitution first. We will not obey any illegal orders given by the president (see www.oathkeepers.org). Therefore, Obama wants to create an army that will do his bidding. He has drastically underestimated the American people. Obama does not understand our love of freedom. Obama is not an American. He may have been born in Hawaii, but he spent his formative years overseas in places like Indonesia. He surrounded himself with marxists and other radical leftists. He is not American. He does not understand freedom. He does not appreciate liberty. I do not know what he intends to do with a "civilian national security force". I do know that we should all be very concerned. Our Republic is in peril. Wake up and demand some answers from your government. Something is very wrong here. I cannot pinpoint it, but I do not trust Obama or anyone in the government for that matter. I have never been a "conspiracy theorist". I do not like having this opinion. I do not want to be "this guy". I have been around. I have seen enough. I am well informed. I know a lie when I see one. I have a gut feeling that something very bad is on the horizon. Maybe Obama isn't the bad guy I think he is, but he is expanding the government and its power to a scope where it may become very easy one day for a dictator to seize power. Do your own homework on this one. History repeats itself if you don't learn from it. The parallels between now and the 1930s cannot be denied. Hitler was a community organizer too. I hope I am wrong, but Obama did promise to "fundamentally transform" the United States.

This is Profound, The REAL Mob Has Been Deployed

I found this comment posted by Matt Helm on Gateway Pundit talking about this post. Union thugs, including SEIU members, attacked TEA Party Patriots who were trying to attend a townhall meeting with their representative in St. Louis. A black conservative activist was assaulted by union members. Several of the union members, including at least one SEIU member was arrested. All of this occurred after the actual townhall meeting after the representative had left. Union members were given special access to the event and were let in the side door after regular people were stopped from entering the townhall event. This is a dangerous time in American history and I don't think people are even awake yet. Millions of people are waking up, but I fear it might be too late. The comment below was profound:

"An important line was crossed last night. Violence in American politics isn't anything new. Union violence isn't anything new. Union violence in American politics isn't anything new. What IS new is violence against ordinary protesting citizens carried out by union stormtroopers EXPLICITLY CALLED OUT BY and CONDONED by the governing political party and the President of the United States.The next four weeks will be crucial. By the end of September, we will know if we exist in a free republic or in an authoritarian state." -Matt Helm

He is right. Soon we will know if we are too late.

06 August 2009

Lanny Davis, Obama Whitehouse Attacking Dissenters

Lanny Davis has THIS to say about the people showing up at townhall meetings across the country. While I find it laughable that he accuses Republicans of using "Fascist" tactics while the "Community Organizer-in-Chief" sits in the Oval Office, his comments are indicative of the left's attitude towards regular Americans trying to get their voices heard. We are at a dangerous time in our nation's history. Never before in my lifetime has our government been so active in trying to silence dissent by riddiculing and marginalizing regular Americans who are simply concerned about their liberty and their country. They are angry at these elitist politicians who would rather lecture them than listen to them. Lanny Davis was forced to back off his statements after he was barraged by emails from Malkin's readers. Here is his "apology". I do not think Lanny is being sincere, but clearly he was affected by the volume of people speaking out against his ignorant and spiteful comments. In his remarks from Politico Lanny Davis said that the media should photograph and name the people speaking out at these townhall meetings. Supposedly so that they could be exposed as frauds. This is sad. Now the left is trying to enlist the media to go after regular Americans, many of them elderly and/or veterans, who are trying to have their voices heard on the issue of government run "hellthcare". On that note the White House is asking people to snitch on their friends and neighbors. The "thought police" are coming.

F#*@! 'em if they can't take a joke.

Wow has the left lost its mind over the Obama-Joker poster. Naturally their first reaction is to cry "racism!" You see the race card is often played when the leftists are desperate and completely incapable of making intellectual arguments. Obama has the built in excuse of racism. I can see it now: when Obama fails to win reelection in 2012 the excuse from the media will be "America is a racist country". Nevermind America already elected him once. Oh no, it couldn't be that his policies were unpopular and ineffective. It must be racism. The protestors and TEA Party participants are called racists or Republican hacks (even though most I know are not even Republicans). It can't be that they are concerned Americans who disagree with Obama's statist agenda, of course it must be racism. Nevermind the black people in the crowd. As a matter of fact I seem to recall a black guy being the featured speaker at the Independence Day TEA Party in Omaha last month (he was a Constitutional scholar named Glenn Freeman) Must have been a self-hating black guy right? Or a sell out? The left and Obama have always had thin skin. They cannot stand being attacked or opposed (especially when they have power). I cannot believe the tactics the Dems are using against the American people. They are isolating the protestors and riddiculing them. They are trying to marginalize them. The left supposedly loves dissent. It's so "American". Unless you are dissenting against progressive-socialist-marxist-democrat policies. Then the dissenters are labeled as bigoted-racist-hateful-stupid-political hacks. Well I have one thing to say to Obama and his cronies: Shut up. Sit down. And listen to the American people. I guess that's three things. I could have actually said more, but I am trying to remain civil. For now.

04 August 2009

The Long Term Plan is Single Payer Healthcare

The president and Congress are continuing their "Hellthcare" debate. They are arguing about how best to scam the American people and subjugate them under an inefficient and poor quality government run healthcare plan. Of course the current "reform" bill is not single payer all at once. It is an incremental process towards the tyranny of socialized healthcare. They know that Americans are not stupid enough to fall for it all at once so they are sneaking the groundwork in and will let other administrations build on it in the future. We cannot keep giving government more and more power. The government will destroy us with their tyranny and incompetence. Listen to what Obama says in this post from Nadmenny Millicent.

02 August 2009

Facebook Group Says Soldiers Are Not Heroes

I posted the following comment on the message boards of this Facebook group. Apparently there is another Facebook group called "Soldiers are not heroes". The group on which I posted this message is an opposition group to the SANH group. They want them removed from Facebook. I am less concerned about that than I am the vitriole and hatred I am reading from SANH. These people are dangerously ignorant and I am worried stuff like this will become more common. Check out some of the message boards if you want, but be warned. It is some truly detestable stuff. So anyway here's my post:

I wanted to make something very clear. I have read a lot of really inflammatory language in these message boards. Much of it comes from the fools from the "Soldiers are not heroes" crowd who join this group so they can troll around and make people angry. Some of it borders on hate speech. Others have said terribly vile and putrid things but bring up relevant points. One post screamed in colorful and ignorant obscenities about censorship and how "retarded" this group was for trying to remove the other group from Facebook. I am not for censorship. However, I detest ignorance and the sycophants from the "Soldiers are not heroes" group are the most ignorant group of people I have ever encountered. Facebook would not tolerate a "Black people suck" group or a "gas the gays" group. At least not to my knowledge. I believe that the "Soldiers are not heroes" group is equally obscene as my outrageous hypothetical examples. I simply cannot fathom why anyone would join any of these groups that spew out such hatred and ignorance. So let me make this clear. I am not for censorship, but these slime bags ought to go. I don't want the government to be involved in any way. I am an avid defender of the Constitution. In fact if the government were to step in to try and remove them I would oppose such an action. I would simply like to see Facebook exercise their right as a private business to deny service to this group of ignorant hatemongers at the "Soldiers are not heroes" group. I'm not going to be all that upset if they don't, and I am being kind of normative here saying what "ought to be", so either way there it is. Take it or leave it. That is my opinion. Here are a couple of quotes that I feel are fitting to this topic:
It is very easy for people who have grown up in a pampered Western existence to cast stones at those that stand at the tip of the spear and look our nation's enemies in the eye. Only those that stand in harms way know what hell really looks like - and that is why they so vigorously defend against it. -RangerUp
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. -John Stuart Mill

01 August 2009

Brainwashing of America

This from the Hawaiian Libertarian:

Despite torture, victims often end up feeling a bond between themselves and their captors: After accepting the new ideals of the group, victims will also accept their treatment and even feel bonded and loyal to their captors.

"Heh...does this not describe the typical liberal socialist progressive singing the praises of the Government as the best means of "fixing" society?"

Read the rest at the Hawaiian Libertarian.