Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sad Day for America

Today our elected officials have robbed us, and our posterity of their future financial security and numerous freedoms as well.
The great French political economist Fredric Bastiat, in his work "The Law," calls taxation "legalized plunder". After today I know fully what he means. The Stimulus Package was passed in all it's bloody glory.
This will not be a good thing for this country. This will not be a good thing for the rest of the world. Socialism marches forward.

Two good things may come from this however: When it fails, no Republicans will be culpable, and therefore able to remind them they asked for a better way, and it will be a lightning rod for the Democarts, their constituents will hopefully complain in droves.
This indeed could bode well for Conservatives everywhere.

NO Republicans voted for this egregious trampling of our Liberties, and eleven of the Democrats also saw reason.

Please write to them. 177 Republicans voted no; it may be too hard to write to EACH of them, but write to YOURS, or better yet, CALL them. The White House Switchboard number is 202-224- 3121. Then, Please, call ALL of the Democrats as well!! We have to let them know they did the right thing. It can be a form letter, a call, whatever, but THANK THEM! They did good, and need to be reminded.

Obama thinks because he won the election that it means everyone is ready to play his game.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
He won the election because: 1.) It was a vote against Bush, and 2.) He's Black.

If you take the very large percentage of blacks and Hispanics who voted FOR Proposition 8 in California, it will give you some idea of the magnitude of the problem. Blacks and Hispanics came out in overwhelming numbers to vote FOR Obama. They also vote in overwhelming numbers to uphold the sanctity of Marriage between a man and a woman. This leads me to the conclusion that just because they wanted a black man in the Oval Office, it doesn't mean they agree with him. So, Obamas supposition that because he won everyone else needs to do it his way is the biggest fallacy on the planet at present--aside of course from Al Gore's scare tactics, but that's another post, for another day :)

So my request to everyone is to please write. Write to every Democrat who voted no. Write to your Republican representative. Thank them for their common sense and ask them to stay the course.
The eleven Democrats are listed below. These should be hot links to their own pages.
Allen Boyd, Bobby Bright, Jim Cooper, Brad Ellsworth, Parker Griffith, Paul Kanjorski, Frank, Kratovil, Walt Minnick, Collin Peterson, Heath Shuler, Gene Taylor

Monday, January 26, 2009

Make the Call

I just got off of the phone with DC! I have never actually CALLED one of my representatives before, but that changed today.

Today the Senate will vote on Tim Geithner’s nomination for Secretary of the Treasury.
Putting partisanship aside, the man should not be confirmed. He has shown a blatant disregard for the law by not paying $34,000 in taxes. That's a LOT of money.

One could argue that the current tax system is not only unfair but also unConstitutional. Let's put that aside; paying taxes is a current law, and we are bound by that law. The man is a cheat, and if confirmed will show people everywhere that:
1.)if you are rich, you can get away with more;
2.) you only have to obey laws you agree with;
3.) that favoritism in Washington has not died
with the current "change."

I urge you to oppose Geithner, and call your senator today, NOW.
To reach the Capitol, call 202-224-3121. Ask the switchboard operator to transfer you to your representative. It really was "so easy."

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Day of Mourning

It's done. He's in.

I've been in mourning all day. This feels like the death of the Republic, and I'll keep saying it--the man is a socialist.

I read a snippet this evening of a blog on Fox News. Obama said in a speech Sunday that he "is as hopeful as ever the United States will endure." What exactly did he mean by endure? We we on our way out? Were we thinking of becoming part of Canada? If he has his way though, it will no longer be the Republic we know and love. "Endure" will have a new meaning.

We will have a Socialist Democracy; a strong-arming central government that metes out praise or punishment for a variety of circumstances, enacts laws designed to further the governments agenda, and tax us until we bleed.

It's not supposed to BE this way. We are supposed to have a Federal government, not a National government.

A Federal government means the majority of power is vested in the States; more precisely "We the People." The State makes it's own laws; the people vote on decisions that reflect their values in their state. The people of the State vote on the laws that decide how the State will govern it's people. If you don't like the governance, you are free to leave; but it is about the People.

A National government is the opposite. The central government makes the decisions via executive order, congressional law or Supreme Court ruling.

In the book I recently finished, "Who Killed the Constitution", it was made very clear that numerous times in our Republic, the Constitution has been whittled away by any combination of the above. It's happened time and again. The downward spiral started some time ago. The difference this time is, that this man will be doing it openly; flagrantly shredding the Constitution. No more "Secret Combinations"; he has appointed several very liberal people for cabinet posts, and they will cram their very liberal agenda on the American people.

I implore everyone reading this to get a copy of the Constitution. READ it. Know what's supposed to be happening. Don't take this coup sitting down. It is up to "We the People" to speak up; to draw as much attention to the plight of the Constitution as we can. I don't know if it can fully be saved, short of throwing all elected officials out and starting over, but something has to change. Something has to wake the American public up.

It's past time to hold our elected officials accountable. They swear to uphold the Constitution. See that they do.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What is a Conservative?

First go and read this article:

The Loft > GOP Chairman’s Race Enters Home Stretch

It occurred to me after I read this, that if we want the GOP to get back to actually BEING the "Grand Old Party" that we need to have a true conservative running the party. Someone who can rein in the left wing of the conservative party; someone who really, IS a conservative.

So what IS a Conservative? Here is my list, and it is not comprehensive.

A Conservative is someone who:

*Values life.
*Values morality.
*Champions small government.
*Promotes free trade.
*Believes in lower taxes.
*Believes in upholding the Constitution; that, in fact, the Constitution is infallible.
*Believes you and I are the ones to decide what's best for us.
*Knows that you and I should keep our money and spend it as we see fit.
*Knows that a handout is not the way to solve problems.
*Knows keeping the military strong keeps us safe.
*Freedom of speech is critical to a free republic.
*Gun ownership is expressly provided for, and also critical for a free republic.
*Believes that most government programs do more harm than good.

Now there are more I could add, but the point is we haven't had one around in awhile. They are an endangered species.

I firmly believe that there are two reasons we lost the election.
First and foremost, John McCain was NOT a true Conservative: McCain-Feingold is a glaring example. He also said that Obama and Clinton were nice, and we would be OK if one of them won the election. Bless his heart, but I think he lost all his "fight" fighting his gaolers. He couldn't articulate how he was better than Obama and it cost us.
Second, if the differences are minor, then why not vote for the guy who could make history. I know some of you don't believe me, but I heard with my own ears people who wanted to vote for Obama because he "looks like me", because he was black. I heard them say it. Now I would like to believe that this was a small segment of the population, but I doubt it very much. And, honestly, I don't fault them for that too much. If the conservative had been black, I would have been so excited to throw my vote in his corner.

Now the point of all this was to exhort you all to pray for a true conservative to be elected to lead the GOP in the coming socialist storm, and it IS coming. Pray for the best candidate to win, it is critical that the roots of conservatism be nourished, and that the flower bloom again.

Monday, January 12, 2009


I received this in an email recently; my edit is in red:

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer.
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class(or racial)hatred.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

Rev. William Boetcker, 1873 - 1962

These are truisms. A truism is a self-evident truth; something our children would say "duh" to.
It seems to me that all these "cannot's" are being done already by our government. To us.
Read each of them carefully, and you will find it's companion in the daily headlines.
"Spreading the wealth"
Taxing business
Taxing us

I would suggest everyone read "A Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley and "Animal Farm" by George Orwell. It will give you a good picture of what will happen by not heeding the truisms above.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

10 Days

OK, so there are 10 days left until the inauguration of the 44Th President of the United States of America. 10 Days.

The day I have been dreading is around the corner. I think I'm going to buy some black balloons and arm bands. It's the least I can do for our Republic.

This man is proposing more spending; that we can "spend our way out of this."(He actually said this!) His immaturity and lack of experience are not only glaring, but seem to be a gaping wound. He is appointing reruns from past administrations to hide this severe weakness. So much for "Change We Can Believe In."

On a silly side note, Ben and Jerry's ice cream has named a new ice cream--or rather re-named one. "Yes! Pecan." Yawn. Also, have you noticed the new Pepsi logo? It looks remarkably like the "O" from campaign posters. Subliminal advertising? Probably. Pepsi is a heavy supporter of the homosexual agenda, and Obama is on that bandwagon.

The liberal left is just giddy over their supposed messiah. They are foaming at the mouth that those on the far right--Me for example, are nowhere NEAR excited. How can we be? The tax, spend, tax, spend crowd just got their way. This is not, NOT change.

The only REAL change I have seen recently is the change in the fortunes of everyday Americans. Our current president has bailed out just about anyone who whined. Don't get me wrong, I voted for W, and I would most likely do it again, but I am extremely less than happy with his current solutions to the pressing issues.While he was far and away the superior choice over Gore or Kerry; he has gotten a little fiscally irresponsible. You can't please all of the people all of the time, and he seems to want to.

The government now owns many of our banks, our auto industry, and today I read about a newspaper in I believe it was CT that the state owns. Seems they needed a handout to stay operational. It USED to be called "out of business" if you didn't make a product that enough people wanted, or wanted to pay your price for. Today the government will take care of you. Don't look for that little newspaper to be objectively reporting the news on bailouts, auto industry dealings, local or state government. They aren't going to bite the hand that feeds them.

Obama and his minions will only make it worse. The man is a socialist/marxist. The most liberal senator EVER has been elected to the highest office in the land. How could we have let this happen?
Part of it stems from that not biting the hand that feeds you thing. Obama has promised the moon, and people want it
It reminds me of an email I received recently. It talked of a teacher who decided the best way to teach her class about the election was to hold a mock election in her room. The kids made posters, had to have a platform etc.
Candidate #1 had some good ideas, and was very popular.
Candidate #2 had some fair ideas, and was less popular.
Candidate #2 decided to add to his platform that he would make sure that ice cream was served every day at lunch; free to everyone.
He never explained how he would pay for it, or how it would be accomplished; he just knew he needed a carrot.
Election day came, and Candidate #2 won! By the promise of giving something he knew they wanted(nevermind he had no idea how to supply it) the children decided he was the better candidate. HE would give them what they desired.

I saw a news clip of a woman who was just in tears she was so happy Obama had won. She said wouldn't have to worry any more about how to pay the mortgage, or buy groceries.
Excuse me?? Is she planning for him to come and write her a check??
Sadly, they think he is the savior. With all the scandals that are brewing around him, hopefully they will see that he isn't. That he is immature and inexperienced, and we won't have to put up with him for two terms.