Thursday, November 26, 2009

George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation 1789

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to "recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.

G. Washington

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I was chastised today by a blog reader who made a comment about my post yesterday regarding Glenn Beck, and the new plan for refounding America.

This reader, a self described progressive Democrat, said I was dead wrong; progressives love this country as much as we (conservatives) “say we do”.

I hope today, to set the record straight; to clarify my comments and to expound a little on what Progressivism really is.

First, I said that Democrats as well as Republicans love this country, but to make no mistake, Progressives want to see the downfall of this great country.
I stand by this comment.

Progressivism, by definition is a plan for reform, egalitarian style. You’ve heard the term “Share the wealth”? That is egalitarianism, leveling the playing field if you will, which is at the heart of progressivism.

Progressives believe that we should all be equal; and cite the Declaration of Independence as proof:
“We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal…”

What they are missing, is the word “created”. We ARE all CREATED equal; we have the same rights across the board as the next guy. We have the same opportunities as the next guy.
What we DO with that gift of equality is what sets us apart; makes each of us unique. It’s also what makes us rich or poor, bond or free, contributing or criminal.

Progressivism is lock-step with Communism; it’s one in the same and it’s all about control.

Think about the health care “reform” that will save us from the greedy insurance providers; think about Cap and Trade that will save us from those rising temperatures and those who use incandescent lightbulbs(which we found out yesterday is one of the biggest hoaxes perpetuated on mankind-yes, even bigger than the balloon boy hoax.).
The progressives have taken over our banks and our industry, now they want our health care and our lifestyles.

It isn’t possible to legislate charity or goodwill; it isn’t possible to legislate wealth for the masses, but these things are what Democrats have been after for generations. Progressives want to take it a step further, and not only legislate, but regulate every aspect of our lives; they want to control us.

Progressives want to stifle free speech and dissent. They want to control what you hear and what you read. Cass Sunstein and Arianna Huffington have said so in the last few days. I’ve watched the video and read the transcripts, so don’t try to tell me it’s not being debated.

So, JeanB, I can accept that you are a Democrat, and I’m sure I’d even enjoy a lively discussion with you.
If you are a fiscally responsible Democrat, whose policies are constitutionally sound, I’d even consider voting for you, but do you really want to be a Progressive?
Do you really think controlling the population is a good plan? A Godly plan?
Do you really want to align yourself with those who would overthrow the Constitution?

Nancy Pelosi herself said in a recent press release that objections to the MANDATE to make you buy into the government health care plan are “nonsensical”, that the “power of Congress to regulate health care is essentially unlimited”. That is Communism; think USSR.

Are you sure you want to be part of THAT?

I don’t think that's part of the America that either of us love.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Glenn Beck at the Villages

Please watch this Glenn Beck rally. He was in Florida over the weekend, and gave an impassioned speech, with ideas and plans for taking our country back from the Progressive downward spiral we are on.
There are no doubts that Democrats as well as Republicans love our country, and that each of us wants what's best; please have no illusions that the Progressives feel the same way. They want the complete downfall of our country, we can't let that happen.

There are five parts, please watch them all, it will take about 45 min.

I will be joining Glenn in D.C. in August. Meet me there.

Thanks to for the video feed.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Another Failed Presidency

I have an article to share. I love The American Thinker blog, I read it almost every day. I think this article is relevant, maybe more so than when it was written 3 months ago--that's forever ago in political terms :D

Another Failed Presidency

Friday, November 13, 2009

Course Correction

It seems we are on a course correction in this country.

We’ve let the far left have a chance; we are good about taking turns in this country, but alas, finally, we’ve found it to be the wrong course. I could have told you as much.

Whether the far left likes it or not, we are traditionally a “center right” country. Here is the Gallup from October 26th of this year:
Gallup Poll

We like limited government, and maximum freedoms. We like to run our lives according to the dictates of our own conscience, and we like others to do the same. We like to give a hand up, not a hand out.

We believe in freedom of choice, but once you’ve made that choice, you should live with it, and make the best of it.

We believe we are the best ones to decide how our money should be spent, and who should receive it.

We believe we have the right to own a firearm, to discharge it in the protection of our homes and families; to guard against tyranny of all sorts.

We gave the Democrats a chance, they stuck us with a far, far left ideologue, in a word, a Marxist, and the tides are turning. The most recent Gallup poll from today, shows that 48% to 44% people-largely independents, are planning to vote Republican.

Well wahoo. The only thing that’s good about this will be watching the left go batty. It’s not a good thing, if we just hire a democrat lite for our next elected official, whoever he may be.

Did you see the fiasco in New York 23 by any chance? The Republican candidate, had taken money from Acorn, was pro abortion, and endorsed the DEMOCRAT when she dropped out of the race. This is NOT the kind of Republican we need.

We need solid CONSERVATIVES to come to the fore,(NOT solid Republicans, there is no such thing anymore) and lead this nation back to peace and prosperity; back to limited government, and Constitutional principles.

It’s going to take some research, some footwork and some letter writing campaigns, but I believe firmly there ARE genuine conservatives out there; those willing to fight for right, because make no mistake, it IS about right vs. wrong, not right vs. left.

Pay attention to your elected officials. If you feel that a candidate is a true conservative, then open a dialogue with them. Go to the Town Halls and other forums where they are speaking. Go to their offices, make appointments with them. Get to know them. Find those conservatives who hold the same values as you. You don’t have to agree with them on everything, but if you agree on 75-85 percent of the issues, then that’s a pretty darn good indication that they will be someone you can feel confident about voting for. And, if you find they are trying to subvert the Constitution, make sure they know they'll be fired.

We can maintain this course correction but it will take all of us, and it will take time and effort; it can be done, and I believe firmly God will be on our side.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Simple Truths

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn`t buy one.

If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn`t eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy.
A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a black man or Hispanic are conservative, they see themselves as independently successful.
Their liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it's a foreign religion, of course!)

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a conservative slips and falls in a store, he gets up, laughs and is embarrassed.
If a liberal slips and falls, he grabs his neck, moans like he's in labor and then sues.

If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A liberal will delete it because he's "offended".

Friday, November 6, 2009

DC Debacle

Nancy Pelosi wants to force a vote tomorrow-Nov. 7th for part one of two votes, comprising the most egregious takeover of American liberties ever.
Health Care, and Cap and Tax. Two very bad plans if you are a liberty loving American; two very promising plans if you are a Socialist/Marxist.

What these two things together will do, is to strangle our liberties. What one doesn't cover the other will.

For Example, under the cap and tax scam, the only kind of Q-tips you will be able to buy is something from organic cotton, flimsily constructed out of some kind of degradeable material(because your carbon footprint is too large as it is), mandated to be too wide to go in your ear in the first place. Now, American ingenuity being what it is, you peel off some of the cotton, so that you can actually clean down in your ear canal, thereby cirumventing the government mandated safety feature.
Then, under the health care scam, if you puncture your eardrum using a Q-tip (that you of course have peeled back to fit into your ear), very likely it wouldn't be covered, because as we all know, you aren't supposed to actually stick a Q-tip  IN your ear; you behaved badly, SOL.

I know this sounds far fetched, but the point is to get  you to think about the ramifications of these horrendous bills. What one bill doesn't cover, the other will.

These bills are not about doing what's right, it's about doing what is expedient for the Marxist agenda-the takeover of every aspect of our lives, and putting it under government supervision; the collapse of captialism.

If you smoke, we all know it's genuinely bad for you, so first you will be taxed even worse than you are now, then, your health care will be less helpful, because you should have known better. You get lung cancer, well, we're sorry, but we're going to take care of someone who is in better shape, someone who hasn't smoked and ruined their lungs in the first place.

You like to leave your thermostat at 70 degrees in the winter? Well get used to the idea that under cap and tax, you will have to not only pay extra for those few degrees of comfort, but you will also likely be subject to having your thermostat remotely turned down for the good of the environment-sort of a share the warmth idea, you can't be comfortable if someone else is chilled; besides, those extra couple of degrees will increase your carbon footprint exponentially, and we can't have that.

These two bill will spell the end of capitalism as we know it in this country; that's the plan. We'll have a new caste system implemented, the Elites, and the rest of us. It happened in the Soviet Union, it happened in Communist Germany, it happens in North Korea and China. They want us to be next.

The election results on Tuesday were a fabulous start, they signal that the country is waking up to the mistakes of 2008, but it alone can't stop the witch and the wizard from trying to work their evil magic, and circumvent the will of the American people.

For the love of all we hold dear, fight back. To paraphrase one of my favorite hymns, we must make the air ring with the music of the telephone bells; the halls hum with the tattoo of shoes on marble floors. We must do what we can to stop this DC debacle, time is running out for all of us.

The Madness of Queen Nancy


It's one thing to be serene under fire, it's another to be delusional.
More than a few Democrats in Congress are perplexed and worried that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is insisting on ramming through a 1,900-page health care bill on Saturday, just days after her party took heavy losses in Tuesday's elections. "It reminds me of Major Nicholson, the obsessed British major in the film 'Bridge on the River Kwai,'" one Democrat told me. "She is fixated on finishing her health care bridge even as she's lost sight of where it's going and what damage it could cause to her own troops.

Indeed, the Speaker's take on Tuesday's off-year elections struck some of her own members as delusive "happy talk." "From our perspective, we won last night," a cheerful Ms. Pelosi told reporters, citing her party's pick-up of a single House seat in a New York special election and retention of another strongly Democratic seat in California.

That's not how many of her own troops see it. Democratic Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama told that members are "very, very sensitive" to the fact that the agenda being pushed by party leaders has "the potential to cost some of our front-line members their seats"

On health care, added New Jersey Democrat Bill Pascrell: "People who had weak knees before are going to have weaker knees now."

Ms. Pelosi, however, apparently thinks the moment is ripe to use sheer political muscle to pass legislation reordering one sixth of the economy, with zero Republican support. The right mixture of "incentives" and Rahm Emanuel-style pressure, she believes, will bring enough Democrats to heel to vote for the bill.

The obsession Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have with passing health care strikes some Democratic moderates as a completely misplaced priority. Polls show that fewer than a fifth of Americans rank health care reform as the most important issue. Their biggest concern right now is jobs. Only 29% of voters in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll believe the economy "has hit the bottom."

That's also the message from Moody's Mark Zandi, who has become the de facto chief outside economic adviser to the Democratic Congress in recent months and has been telling House Democrats to expect unemployment to be "sticky and stubborn," remaining near 10% a year from now. A similar warning comes from Christina Romer, chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, who predicts unemployment will be 9.5% when midterm elections occur a year from now.

These considerations spook not just the 49 House Democrats who sit in districts won by John McCain last year. Even liberals say lessons need to be taken from Tuesday's shellacking: "What the exit polls showed was real voter fatigue with how crowded the plate is," Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia, chairman of his party's freshman class, told the New York Times. "We need to take a deep breath, step back and clean the plate before we add to it."

That the bill would be a job killer isn't the only concern. Democrats worry about a backlash from the one-fourth of seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage -- a program that faces steep cuts in both the likely Senate and House bills.

But Speaker Pelosi isn't about to step back. In fact, she plans to force her troops to vote on health care just one day after Friday's jobless numbers are due, which are likely to show unemployment still growing. "When I take this bill to the floor, it will win," she proclaimed earlier this year.
One Democratic House moderate says the leadership has mislearned a lesson from the 1994 collapse of Hillary Clinton's health care bill. "They believe they lost the elections that year because they failed to pass anything," he says. "But they forget it might have been even worse if they'd passed the wrong bill."
The obsession with passing a clearly flawed and overly complex health care bill does indeed recall the classic movie in which Major Nicholson (played memorably by Alec Guinness) convinces his fellow British POWs in Thailand to build a railway bridge for their Japanese captors -- losing touch with the larger reality that the bridge would be used by the enemy against his own people.
John Feenery, who worked for then-House Minority Leader Bob Michel, sees many similarities with Congress's ill-fated rush to pass "catastrophic" health coverage for seniors in 1988. "Like the catastrophic bill, the Democrats' health care bill frontloads the pain and backloads the gain," he told CNN last month. Because Democrats wanted to avoid a negative deficit score from the Congressional Budget Office, taxes went up immediately while benefits were phased in. But seniors revolted. House Ways and Means Chairman Dan Rostenkowski was famously chased down a Chicago street by an angry mob. In November, 1989 -- almost exactly 20 years ago -- Congress took the extraordinary step of repealing the catastrophic health care law.
Should the far more complex health care bill now being debated pass, no one expects it could be fully repealed. But Democrats surely would pay a political price for passing a liberal bill with no bipartisan support. Like Major Nicholson on the River Kwai, they may wake up to find they built a monument to a set of presumptions that were really a form of madness.

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Keeping Up

Well, I've been offline for about a month, we moved, and there is no DSL here. Internet service, being a mid level priority for the breadwinner, finally found us a Verizon wireless modem, so we are back in business. Whew!

Much has happened in the political world, and there is even a glimmer of REAL hope on the horizon.
I'm anxious to get back to talking about the issues of the day.

I would, at this point, hope that everyone is calling and/or writing their representatives, and reminding them that they work for us; remind them their jobs are on the line.
Remember that Socialism, Marxism and the rest never sleep, and that vigilance is required to keep our Republic free.

I heard a quote today from Alcee Hastings, FL 23rd. He said that they would listen to the people who came to the Capital today for the "Emergency House Call" organized by Michelle Bachman; they'd listen to the gripes and complaints, but it wouldn't make any difference in the vote for health care.
Does that sound like he knows who he works for? The arrogance is astonishing.

They really do NOT care what the majority of American's want, and this is NOT about health care. It is about the systematic takeover of the liberties God has granted us, and that our Founding Fathers recognized. Plenty of people have been fooled. Write letters, call your representatives, write the editor of your local paper.
Make some more noise.
Then, in 2010, fire anyone who voted for the stimulus; who voted for the bailouts; who voted for cap and tax, and anyone who votes for socialized medicine. Vote in some new blood, those who hold dear the Founding Documents of this great nation.