Only Ourselves to Blame

“All eyes are opened, or opening, to the Rights of Man. The general spread of the Light of Science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that THE MASS OF MANKIND HAS NOT BEEN BORN WITH SADDLES ON THEIR BACKS, -NOR A FAVORED FEW BOOTED AND SPURRED, READY TO RIDE THEM…”
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Roger C. Weightman, June 24, 1826 (in the last letter he penned) I guess some haven’t gotten the memo.-N
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It has been my experience that conservatives are not stupid. In fact, they tend to be of well above average intelligence, able to grasp complicated issues and understand “nuances.” In addition, they have been a political majority since the 1950s. How then, have we been:
conned, hoodwinked, and manipulated into letting the Left dictate what is morally right and wrong,
what the clear and simple language of the Constitution actually means, what should be taught in our schools, to the exclusion of all else,
what constitutes patriotism, the purpose and value of our military, the rights of private property owners, the condition and how we are allowed to use the “environment,” and darn near everything else in the lives of Americans today?
How too, have we come to the point where judges legislate from the bench with impunity and regularity?
How is it that today we have an executive branch that violates federal laws, and like the courts, does so with impunity and regularity?

[Thomas Jefferson warned, “The judiciary of the United States is the subtle corps of sappers and miners constantly working under ground to undermine the foundations of our confederated fabric.” That’s why, in the words of John Adams:
“[J]udges, therefore, should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention.” ]

How is it that the Left has come to dominate so completely that the Attorney General of the United States can be cited for contempt of Congress, and simply thumb his nose and continue his lawless behavior, unchecked?
And how can other cabinet secretaries repeatedly lie in public about their actions and policies, again, with impunity and regularity?
One also might ask how what used to be a more or less balanced media, with both conservative and liberal newspapers in most cities, turned into a one-sided, far-left driven, character-assassinating propaganda and indoctrination machine, promulgating huge lies, concocting phony polls, and creating “news” rather than reporting it?
How did television get turned into a leftist social engineering tool, pushing foul language, promiscuous sex, selfishness and greed, rampant and perverted violence, disrespect for hard work, success, elders and each other, all disguised as “entertainment”?  This applies to Hollywood, too.

How did we come to accept that it is beneficial to individuals and society to allow people to get on welfare, in a system that never requires them to get off it, that encourages repetition of the behavior that got them on it in the first place?
When did we lose the ability to understand the idea that, “If you give a man a fish, he will eat today. If you teach him to fish, he will eat every day?”
And why can’t we grasp that the total lack of self-respect that comes from a life lived with no purpose other than to be taken care of by others leads to the self-hatred and resentment against the providers of that care that underlies the growing crime and mob violence in our Democrat-run urban paradises.
And when, exactly, did parents turn over to the far-left National Education Association (NEA) the responsibility for raising their children, teaching them moral values and proper social behavior? This used to be done in the home, by a mother and a father. How did it come about that now the government schools do this, using not teachers, but “educators,” or as the NEA likes to refer to themselves, “agents of change?”
How did the schools get turned into far-left indoctrination centers, teaching our children that our country is evil, that humans are bad, that weeds and rodents have more rights than people, that Christianity is oppressive and destructive, that white Europeans are responsible for all the problems in the world? How did we not notice this was happening?
A comparison of America today with America of the 1940s and 1950s shows stark, undeniable differences. We are on the very brink of becoming a far-left, totalitarian police state, run by an elitist minority of radical Marxists and neo-fascists.
The politicians are just puppets, the well-paid and therefore very willing straw men, for globalist fascists like George Soros and his cronies and minions.
In spite of the obfuscation by the media and the hysterical ranting against “Wall Street,” Soros and the global banking cabal have been financing the Left for years, and are behind most of the chaos we are experiencing today.
As I noted above, conservatives are a solid majority in America, but we have gotten lax and lazy when it comes to doing what used to be called our “civic duty.” We too were manipulated at an early age to become self-centered to the point that we were more concerned with “getting ahead” than with the eternal vigilance that is necessary to preserve our liberty. This has got to change, immediately.

Regardless of how we feel about Romney, [Trump] the indisputable fact is that if Barak Hussein Obama [Hillary Clinton] is re-elected, America as a free, constitutional republic is dead.

However, once we have taken the governing of the country back to We, the People, we must, without hesitation, begin to repeal, roll back, and repair the damage that progressives, liberals, leftists, or whatever they were calling themselves at the time, have done to America. We must stand firm for our principles. No more “compromise.” And we must take no excuses from Congress as to why they can’t.
~     ~     ~     ~MAH in Wisconsin
Monday, September 10, 2012

What is equally disturbing to me is the way segments of our society believe outrageous misrepresentations of the truth without a thought for investigation of the facts, if you can find them.

For some reason people think their lives will always go on from day to day, in the same fashion they always have. Younger people know nothing about the atrocities of communism in Europe and the ‘iron curtain’. Those of us who do remember are marked for extermination by the Obama regime as a generation.

Extreme? I don’t think so. Even as a child I felt the horror of stories from behind the ‘curtain’ and of people who sought to escape. If we give up now, as a swimmer who has tired of fighting the current and slips quietly beneath the surface, we will not recover our freedom or our constitution.


I have had a case, Sibley v. Alito et al, pending at the Supreme Court of the United States since January 4, 2008 — some 1825 days.  I think that is the record for a case pending without resolution at the Supreme Court.  I have explained that case in detail before.

My point today is not the merits of that long pending case — though I believe the case has great merit — but rather how can a court refuse to decide a case for over five (5) years?  I fear the answer is that through the collusion of the executive and judicial branches — with the paralyzed legislative branch out to lunch — we now have a system that immunizes its actors from any consequence for misfeasance or malfeasance in office.
In my case, the Supremes can refuse to rule and there is no consequence.  So why would they rule when to do so in my case would expose the very hypocrisy of the judicial system and its actors?  They wouldn’t and thus they don’t.
By Michael Oberndorf · September 10, 2012

About arnash

“When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” - Mark Twain - Politicians and diapers - change 'em often, for the same reason. "Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other." Ronald Reagan "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley, Jr. “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” - Bertrand Russell The people are the masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it. Abraham Lincoln “Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” - George Orwell “Satan will use a lake of truth to hide a pint of poison”.
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2 Responses to Only Ourselves to Blame

  1. arnash says:

    If I’ve ever read a clearer and more illuminating litany of the failure of moral and spiritual values and backbone in America, I can’t recall it, -and I’m pretty sure I would if it existed. It makes it clear that if one didn’t come of social consciousness by the first half of the 1960’s then you probably have no memory of America being a no-nonsense conservative nation. With the advent of the “Great Society”, the cultural revolution (or devolution) came the demise of values that had been the floor of American society and government because the liberals were in a minority. Sometime by the end of the 1960’s they were in the majority and everything began to change significantly, and there’s no going back. We are on a one-way street and it’s ultimate destination isn’t going to be pretty.

  2. arnash says:

    JeffProv19_9 wrote:
    Slightly off topic but a good article about Natural Law and the 2nd Amendment here:

    I continue to say this is a Spiritual battle. The USofA rests on the foundation of Natural Law. That is, God has given us certain unalienable rights. The government, and the Constitution give us NOTHING. Our rights come from God, thus the crucial expression (now a misunderstood cliche) “God given rights.”

    Rather than “give citizens rights”, the Constitution does the opposite. It recognizes we already have these rights (from God), and it PREVENTS THE GOVERNMENT FROM TAKING THEM AWAY FROM US.

    Now if you reject Natural Law, as the Marxists/Communists/Socialist do, then man has NO RIGHTS except what the Government benevolently and conditionally extends to him. Without Natural Law as your foundation, your are A SLAVE TO THE STATE.

    How many of you were taught these basic, but revolutionary concepts in our government-run schools? I was not, I learned it through my Church.

    The founding fathers had and expression – “You are either governed by God, or ruled by tyrants.”

    So, just remember that as the government moves more and more every day to remove all references of God from our institutions and Constitution, they are actually removing Natural Law as the basis of governing. In turn, they are removing your God-given rights (against the restrictions of the Constitution) and instead making you a slave of the State.

    This is a Spiritual battle – will you (and your family, and our nation) be governed by God or ruled by a tyrants?

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