“There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight, and that time has now come.” – Peter Muhlenberg
Influence peddlers, lobbyists, crooks and outright thieves and felonious politicians have sold the homestead from under the family.
Bad-intentioned, self-serving, smarmy politicians convinced their confederates to pass legislation that served to weaken the hold of the people on their own government. The Americans of good conscience put misplaced faith in the moneyed interests, in those into whose pockets the money went and faith in those who promised much, stole much and delivered a pittance in return. Tom Davis august 2012
“They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” (Ben Franklin)
“A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” (John Adams) ·
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” (Thomas Jefferson) ·
“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” (Thomas Paine) ·
“It does not take a majority to prevail…but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush-fires of freedom in the minds of men.
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!” (Samuel Adams)
From Daniel Webster:”I regard it [the Constitution] as the work of the purest patriots and wisest statesmen that ever existed, aided by the smiles of a benignant [gracious] Providence…it almost appears a Divine interposition in our behalf.”
· “Give me liberty or give me death!” (Patrick Henry) · “Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” (George Washington)
“Liberty must at all hazards be supported.
We have a right to it, derived from our Maker.
But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us,
at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure,
and their blood.” (John Adams, 1765)
“I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that ‘all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.’ To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible of any definition.” –Thomas Jefferson, Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank, 1791
The crusty old patriot, Daniel Webster, as forthright as ever stated, “I am committed against every thing which, in my judgment, may weaken, endanger, or destroy [the Constitution] … and especially against all extension of Executive power; and I am committed against any attempt to rule the free people of this country by the power and the patronage of the government itself. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.”
Fortifying Webster’s admonitions, Thomas Jefferson issued this warning, “In question of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”
Jefferson then added, “To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt…. I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple.”
Benjamin Franklin observed, “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”
John Adams added, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Lastly, Thomas Jefferson issued this warning, “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”
James Madison advised, “A well-instructed people alone can be a free people.” (All above quotes from booklet, © National Center for Constitutional Studies, second ed, 2010)
“It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.” –Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the Virginia Query 19, 1781
There is a very powerful and sinister force behind Obama. When not one out of 535 members of Congress will speak up and when all of these judges in these cases fall all over themselves to twist the law and avoid any discovery, you know there is a big problem. There has got to be threats and intimidation like we’ve never seen. Now, given this, what confidence can we as Americans have that the election in the fall will not be rigged ? Further, if it is rigged, who will be able to do anything about it ? It is a real big concern. We may have already lost our country.
Everyone knows “diversity” is simply a euphemism for liberalism. It’s all about finding “victims” that liberals can swoop in and save, not for the victims’ sake, but to make themselves feel like heroes. They are using society as a pawn for their own personal quest to feel better about themselves, since they are so pathetically shallow in character they don’t know what else to do to feel like a worthwhile person. I once had a college professor who openly admitted that in order to find meaning in his life, he felt he had to join an activist cause, so he shopped around, ultimately deciding to join the Sierra Club. That’s what happens when you discard morality and God; you have nowhere else to turn for meaning except to try to be a phony saint. When you see a liberal or a diversnik, you can be assured he is a pathetic person of low moral caliber who is too shallow to build his character the old fashioned way (integrity, morality, courage, self-sacrifice, productivity, following logic, wisdom, faith in God, etc.), so he’s insatiably clamoring in a futile quest for righteousness. That’s why you can’t argue logic with them, and why you can expect them to attack you for logically criticizing. They’re not in it for rational reasons, they’re in it for their own personal salvation, and they can’t afford for you to undermine that; their very survival and sanity are at stake. They’ll defend their superstition with all the religious zeal of a poor sinner desperately trying to stop sliding toward damnation.
If you follow the logic, you’d have to conclude that Congress has no constitutional authority to set up a social security system, a Medicare or Medicaid program, or most of the innumerable Big Government enterprises that Republicans support while, of course, decrying Big Government. Republicans occasionally want to limit what government spends, but they don’t want to acknowledge any constitutional limits on what government could spend — that’s what has gotten us to this point.” –columnist and former DoJ attorney Andrew McCarthy
- Fertility rates of middle-class Americans have declined below replacement levels, and our population grows only as a result of immigration, both legal and illegal.
These trends did not start with Obama, and they will not end merely by replacing him. Our culture is in free fall, and it is an open question whether these dangerous trends can be reversed.
The progressive movement has succeeded where Hitler, Stalin, Mao, al-Qaida and all external threats failed: America has tumbled into a state of mediocrity, moral relativism and self-indulgence that resembles a cancer in the body politic.
Sadly, July 4th is now only a celebration of our past glories. We will soon join the Mayans, the Egyptians, the Persians and the Vikings in worshiping a mythic past. We will no longer celebrate the bright, confident future of a free people.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Memoir on Pauperism: Does Public Charity produce an Idle and Dependent Class of Society?
But I am deeply convinced that any permanent, regular, administrative system whose aim will be to provide for the needs of the poor, will breed more miseries than it can cure, will deprave the population that it wants to help and comfort, will in time reduce the rich to being no more than the tenant-farmers of the poor, will dry up the sources of savings, will stop the accumulation of capital, will retard the development of trade, will benumb human industry and activity, and will culminate by bringing about a violent revolution in the State, when the number of those who receive alms will have become as large as those who give it, and the indigent, no longer being able to take from the impoverished rich the means of providing for his needs, will find it easier to plunder them of all their property at one stroke than to ask for their help.
Every once and awhile I think about identification cards. In particular I think about a conservative/republican card and a liberal/democrat card. One would carry their card wherever they went, just like a drivers license, and use it when purchasing products.
All products could be devided into two groups according to the price needed to be charged because of the cost incurred by the philosophy that produced them.
The short of this reasoning is self explanatory. When a conservative buys gas he pays the price incurred upon gas by his conservative philosophy, the same for the liberal. This would pan out, for example, that the conservative pays 2 dollars a gallon while the liberal pays 6 dollars a gallon.
When flying the conservative gets the profiled flight, the liberal gets the random search flight.
If both sides were forced to pay appropriately for their philosophy, as opposed to sharing the cost with all, not only would fairness be administered, but the people can see the results of their philosophy and ajust their mindset accordingly.
This may be a small additive to the mix, but I personally would love to pay 2 dollars a gallon while my fellow American but liberal pays 6 dollars a gallon, especially to do so at the same time. I would love to look in his eyes and see his pain for what he has done to himself, as well as his anger for my refusal to bare his burden.
What do you think? Thank you. Posted December 8, 2011 at 12:03:39 PM
It’s been known for over 50 years that methane exists on Titan, a moon that did not have dinosaurs or plant life. Titan’s methane is believed to have a non-biological origin and was likely made in the moon’s interior, through a reaction among carbon dioxide, water and rocks. Some scientists believe the same process works in the Earth. If true, then we have a limitless supply of natural gas since the Earth will just keep making more.
“Deep down, Obama supposes that if he says something entirely opposite from what he once said, or something so preposterous that it cannot possibly be true, no journalist would dare to press him on the disconnect — given the possible harm to the liberal agenda of our first African-American president. But after nearly four years, the game is about up. If the president lectures the Europeans with another ‘make no mistake about it,’ they will assume there are lots of mistakes about it. If he says ‘in point of fact’ to Vladimir Putin, then Putin can be sure there are no facts at all. If Obama addresses the American people with ‘let me be perfectly clear,’ then they assume he most certainly will be anything but transparent and concise. And if Obama compares a current event to one in his own past, then we can be sure that the earlier event never took place. … What Barack Obama wants to be true, he says to be true; and we lesser folk can sweat the details when it is usually not.” –historian Victor Davis Hanson
March 27, 2012 by A.R. Nash
We’re on two concurrent paths. One is political and the other fiscal, with both going horribly in the wrong direction at an accelerated pace. If we went full tilt socialist, that wouldn’t spell danger to the republic if it were not for the cost of doing so. If we were like Spain would have been if it hadn’t lost enormous fortunes in gold and silver to hurricanes and storms, then we could afford all the programs we might pass, but our fiscal condition is just the opposite. The danger we face is the consequence of the infinite deficit spending binge Congress has been on for a decade. The fact that Republicans have not been much more responsible than the democrats consigns us to a future of collapse that as a people we are too ignorant, indifferent, over-confident, and distracted to avoid. As a rule, politicians only know how to spend money, -they are completely unaccustomed to limiting and reducing spending and expecting them to start caring about the fiscal security of the future is hoping against hope.
The future is on the line, literally, this week as the Supreme Court hears arguments as to why the power of the government should be unlimited, -or should conform to the spirit and meaning of the Constitution. The future of the country may rest in the hands of one individual if it comes down to a 5-4 vote. The moment of truth will face them all as they have to decide whether we will become the Socialist States of America, or return to the path of being governed not by men but by the fundamental, original law of the nation which is not as flexible or irrelevant as the treasonous statists choose to make it.~ ~ ~
Half of all U.S. wage-earners (-the majority of Latinos, African-Americans, immigrants and young people 18 to 25)pay no income tax. Yet that half and their families receive free education K-12, Medicaid, rent supplements, food stamps, earned income tax credits, Pell grants, welfare payments, unemployment checks and other benefits.
Why should poor, working- and middle-class Hispanics, the vast majority, vote for a party that will reduce taxes they don’t pay, but cut the benefits they do receive? Does not self-interest dictate a vote for the party that will let them keep what they have and perhaps give them more, rather than the party that will pare back what they now receive?
The Grand Old Party…refused to stop a tidal wave of immigration that brought 40 million people here whose families depend heavily on government. Republicans acquiesced in the importation of a new electorate that may provide the decisive votes to send the party to the ash heap of history. ~ ~ ~ ~
The GOP’s elitist-faction clique adamantly opposes anyone seriously committed to pursuing (Obama exposing) issues because they are themselves so deeply implicated in the ongoing deconstruction of America’s liberty. The factional clique maintains the false pretense of speaking to and for conservative voters in order to prevent these voters from uniting against the bipartisan political sham being orchestrated to decompose the constitutional republic. ~ ~ ~
Timothy C. Daughtry, Ph.D. is co-author of Waking The Sleeping Giant: How Mainstream Americans Can Beat Liberals At Their Own Game.
As Gary Casselman and I argue in Waking the Sleeping Giant, the political struggle in this country is really a contest between two worldviews and two types of political character. The grassroots conservative movement represents the Judeo-Christian worldview of mainstream America, with values of independence, personal responsibility, and respect for the rights of others. This movement has promoted a newfound appreciation for the link between our Judeo-Christian heritage and our constitutional liberties. If we are morally accountable individuals, then liberty — within widely agreed-upon boundaries — should be our natural state. It is this worldview that underlies the conservative belief in limited and defined government.
But the Judeo-Christian worldview, with its old-fashioned focus on personal responsibility, has gradually been pushed aside by a liberal worldview in our educational, news, and entertainment institutions. The left’s worldview offers self-esteem in place of self-discipline, entitlement in place of earning. Just as showing up for the game merits a trophy, students at expensive law schools are entitled to contraceptives paid for by other people. Schools dominated by the left teach children to feel good about their math skills even as math performance plummets.
Those immersed in the narcissistic institutions of the left would be expected to have difficulty appreciating points of view that differ from their own, or that challenge their ingrained sense of superiority. And, if they become politically active, they would have difficulty recognizing any moral limits on their tactics because they are, in their own minds, intellectually and morally superior to their opponents. The battle cry of the pampered campus radicals of the 1960s — “by any means necessary” — echoes through the left’s institutions today.
If our analysis is correct, then there is no need to look for deep psychological processes such as paranoid projection in order to understand the left’s distorted view of grassroots conservatism; the left’s accusations would be rooted more in their culture of narcissism than in paranoia. After all, paranoid individuals believe their delusions; narcissists just lie in order to get their way.
Conservatives are understandably concerned with winning the 2012 election, but the long-term battle is for the cultural institutions that shape the character of our children and our citizens.
“Against individualism, the fascist conception is for the State; and it is for the individual in so far as he coincides with the State, which is the conscience and universal will of man.”
“Fascism conceives of the State as an absolute, in comparison with which all individuals or groups are relative, only to be conceived in their relation to the State.”
“The Fascist conception of the State is all-embracing; outside of it no human or spiritual values can exist, much less have value. Thus understood, Fascism is totalitarian, and the Fascist State — a synthesis and a unit inclusive of all values — interprets, develops, and potentiates the whole life of a people.”
Stanislav Lunev, a Soviet military intelligence officer who defected to the United States in 1992, wrote in his memoir, “Through the Eyes of the Enemy,” “I was amazed — and Moscow was very appreciative — at how many times I found very sensitive information in American newspapers.” The Soviet Union is gone. But the leak problem isn’t.
Radical Islamic terrorists now benefit in the same way as our Cold War adversaries. In 1998, major U.S. media outlets revealed that the National Security Agency was able to monitor Osama bin Laden’s conversations on his satellite telephone. Within days, bin Laden stopped using the phone, and less than three years later, nearly 3,000 people died in the 9/11 attacks. The carnage at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and in a farm field in Somerset County, Pa., hasn’t deterred leakers, either.
The Democrats, like good little Nazis, simply do as they are told, voting in lockstep with their mis-leadership. During the eight years of Republican (RINO) president George Bush, a man, BTW, who never encountered a spending bill he couldn’t sign, the Democrats increased the national debt $3.78 trillion. Since 2008, in just three-and-a-half years, they have increased the debt by another $6.36 trillion. Unprecedented! Historic! And disastrous.
The truly tragic and frightening part of this is that the mis-leadership of the Republican Party has gone along with all of it, voting to raise the debt ceiling time after time, and then wondering why things just keep getting worse.
We are at a point where all of the taxes collected by the federal government cover only 65 percent of what they are spending, falling $1.33 trillion short. Even if they eliminated everything the federal government does, every department, agency, office, and military installation, every employee, including soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines, outside of its mandatory obligations — Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and a variety of welfare entitlement programs — they still would come up $8 million short.
wjm in Colorado
The folks at the top of the Democrat Food Chain, when they speak, the only think that comes to mind is insanity. I don’t find it funny when people this deluded are given so much power. What is even more frightening are the fools that put them there. These mental midgets would be better suited as inmates at an institution for the criminally insane.
Cash Mccall: The basic tenant of liberalism is that you think somebody owes you a living. You think others owe you food, clothing, shelter, a job, a gov pension, and healthcare, all the things you are expected to provide for yourself but can’t because you are a parasite. But in the process of playing robin hood, liberals become the slaver party, the same party that fought Lincoln. They make people dependent slaves on welfare and handouts while their leaders like pelosi and reid obtain power and wealth.
It has always been that way with the slaver party. Pelosi and Reid are the great white mothers and fathers living in the plantation house pandering with their Uncle Tom Obama, to enslave and keep the pubic off balance and dependent.
The following is a verbatim quote of the eloquent, learned Mr. John Rocker when questioned about whether he would consider becoming a member of a NY City sports team:
“I’d retire first. It’s the most hectic, nerve-racking city. Imagine having to take the 7 Train to the ballpark looking like you’re riding through Beirut next to some kid with purple hair, next to some queer with AIDS, …. The biggest thing I don’t like about New York are the foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get in this country?”
“Deep down, Obama supposes that if he says something entirely opposite from what he once said, or something so preposterous that it cannot possibly be true, or calls the Falkland Islands the Maldives, no journalist would dare to press him on the disconnect — given the possible harm to the liberal agenda of our first African-American president. But after nearly four years, the game is about up. If the president lectures the Europeans with another ‘make no mistake about it,’ they will assume there are lots of mistakes about it. If he says ‘in point of fact’ to Vladimir Putin, then Putin can be sure there are no facts at all. If Obama addresses the American people with ‘let me be perfectly clear,’ then they can assume he most certainly will be anything but transparent and concise. And if Obama compares a current event to one in his own past, then we can be sure that the earlier event never took place. … What Barack Obama wants to be true, he says to be true; and we lesser folk can sweat the details when it is usually not.” –historian Victor Davis Hanson
Whether it’s the academic community, the media elite, stalwarts of the Democratic Party or organizations such as the NAACP, the National Council of La Raza, Green for All, the Sierra Club and the Children’s Defense Fund, there is a great tolerance for the ideas of socialism — a system that has caused more deaths and human misery than all other systems combined.
Today’s leftists, socialists and progressives would bristle at the suggestion that their agenda differs little from those of Nazi, Soviet and Maoist mass murderers. One does not have to be in favor of death camps or wars of conquest to be a tyrant. The only requirement is that one has to believe in the primacy of the state over individual rights. Walter Williams
Americans need not have a phobia regarding Islam and the intentions of its practitioners; but we must be ever vigilant. Islam is by all accounts the most deceptive, lacking in benevolence and decency of any past or present cult passing as a religion. Allah is the only deity known that leads his followers down the path of worldwide domination, treachery, murder and pedophilia.
Here are some of the problems: interpreting the law, custom-designing law, legalese, interpreting the constitution, ignoring the constitution, using precedent as a long-term strategy to undermine the constitution, local law that is “totalitarian,” bizarre local and state laws, ignorant voters.
I’d guess that 30 percent of voters are ignorant, but many won’t change their minds or votes if educated. 30 percent appear to be terminally stupid.
What we have is a citizenry that is uneducated, ignorant and uninvolved. We have over 100 million citizens on some sort of welfare. We have politicians who don’t even recognize the problem, let alone have a plan to fix it. Further we have an electorate that stands ready to toss out any fool who proposes the kinds of draconian slashes to the federal budget that would start us on the road to fiscal sanity.
I wish we could turn back the clock and institute the [the needed changes]. Unfortunately, that ain’t gonna happen before the big crash.
This bit of reality is something that must be presented loudly and clearly. There is not enough money in the world to settle this and certainly not in our economy.
It spells fiscal doom on a worldwide scale and requires bankruptcy globally to clear out the irresponsibility of phantom promises. The mending and bending only give an illusion to solvency. It is all on paper and paper can be burned and new constructs developed. How many times on the path of civilization have nations gone this route?