“Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind” ~ Hugo Black
“How can the GOP attract general election voters if even more “moderate” candidates are forced during the primary season to move far right on cultural and social issues, thus alienating an electorate that is clearly moving more to the middle and left?” ~ Myra Adams
The second quote above is taken from an article written by Ms. Adams titled: “Yes, George Bush might well be the last Republican President.” There is a huge possibility Ms. Adams may be correct, for republicans are continuing to fish in the wrong pond for votes.
Ms. Adams mentions an “electorate” that is being alienated by even the hint of adhering to constitutional tenets and principles. (Progressive is a modern day political term which means progressing steadily toward a Socialist utopia)
One of the reasons I decided to go back to the well on gun control so soon after devoting an earlier column to it was a Twitter conversation I had with a very nice lady who was tweeting about her opposition to assault weapons and large ammunition magazines.
I politely asked her what she would define as an assault weapon and what size magazine would be acceptable to her.
She just as politely replied, although she didn’t tell me what firearms she considered to be assault weapons, she did say that she thought we should limit it to the “standard six round clip”. Evidently she was talking about a six shot revolver which is not even a semi automatic much less a full automatic that defines an assault weapon.
I had another Twitter conversation with an antigun lady whose knowledge seemed limited to an AR-15, which is also a semi-automatic weapon and should not be classified as an assault weapon, unless Obama has changed the definition.
For the sake of the few people who will read this who don’t understand the difference between full and semi-automatic, I will briefly preach to the choir.
In the aftermath of the sickening travesty that Obama’s reelection represents, pundits on the right are building up their strategic juices to project how conservatives and libertarians can “take over the Republican Party” and begin taking the country back.
My answer to them is: It will never happen! Oh, we can take the country back, all right, but not through control of the GOP. The ideological sycophants that comprise the GOP couldn’t take back a sack of sunflowers from spinsters in a rest home.
Karl Marx was asked once how he could justify advocating a political system of slavery for the individual, which is what socialism is. He replied that, socialism is not slavery; it is a “new kind of freedom.” As all perceptive students of history know, the intellectuals of Europe bought into such Alice in Wonderland sophistry and plunged into the twentieth century nightmare of collectivist tyranny. But unfortunately so did American intellectuals about 30 years later when the Progressives of Woodrow Wilson’s era established the Creature from Jekyl Island to usher in centralized government banking and the progressive income tax to “spread the wealth around.”
WASHINGTON — All that for nothing. It was the billion-dollar election that did not decide one single damned thing.
Republicans control the House. Democrats control the Senate. And the White House remains in Democratic hands with absolutely no mandate whatsoever.
Another four years with no hope of change.
In this environment with this economy and all the gravely important matters pressing against the very existence of this country, it should have been a tsunami election. It should have been a landslide that sent President Obama into dust heap of failed presidencies. Instead, the election was about Big Bird.
I spoke to many people — Russian immigrants like me — being curious what they think about the current situation in our new Motherland. In my 32 years here, I have never seen this country shaken by such political turmoil, now especially inflamed by an election drawing closer and an economic recession at its lowest ebb in years. Every day I hear of someone being fired after years and years of service. I see more hatred toward the ruling president than I have ever seen before, and that includes the reign of the very unpopular president Carter, as well as Clinton’s notorious scandal, which was more of an amusement than a real political problem.
Now even friends and family are much more belligerent — going at each others’ throats. People are really scared for their future and that of their children. That’s a far cry from laughing at faux pas or speech blunders made by idiots in the White House or some semen-stained dress. And the hate comes right down from the head.
I don’t want to repeat the stuff that I hear every day for the fear of being immediately blamed for being “uninformed” or falling prey to “rumors,” but as the old saying goes, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. No president should even remotely be associated with talk about hating America or flag-burning, or worse yet, provoke doubts about birth records or be associated with the most dreadful public figures like Louis Farrakhan, William Ayers, and Rev. Wright.
The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn’t like the Obama’s? Specifically I was asked: “I have to ask, why do you hate the Obama’s? It seems personal not policy related. You even dissed their Christmas family pic.” The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation.
I’ve made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don’t like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state.
True patriots and constitutionalists who sincerely have the preservation of our constitutional republican form of governance in heart and mind need to be on guard against a pervasive form of misinformation which abounds within the patriot community and its alternative press sites on the internet and its social media networks.
This misinformation arises due to several factors. One factor is that there is very little real investigative and original reporting going on within the alternative community. A quick scan of say alternative news sites demonstrates this. Almost without exception, every site carries the same news as all the others. They may change the title, give a story their own unique twist, or pass the story through their own belief system but there is very little novel information between sites. In short alternative news sites appear to be a bunch of copy cats.
Why does Paul Ryan scare the president so much? Because Obama has broken his promises, and it’s clear that the GOP ticket’s path to prosperity is our only hope.
Despite having been—full disclosure—an adviser to John McCain, I acknowledged his opponent’s remarkable qualities: his soaring oratory, his cool, hard-to-ruffle temperament, and his near faultless campaign organization.
Yet the question confronting the country nearly four years later is not who was the better candidate four years ago. It is whether the winner has delivered on his promises. And the sad truth is that he has not.
In his inaugural address, Obama promised “not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth.” He promised to “build the roads and bridges, the electric grids, and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together.” He promised to “restore science to its rightful place and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost.” And he promised to “transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.” Unfortunately the president’s scorecard on every single one of those bold pledges is pitiful.
The bumper sticker on the beat-up pickup truck read: “Friends don’t let friends vote Democrat.”
The driver was obviously not affluent. Yet, despite all the news about mega-trillion dollar bankster bailouts, mega-million dollar bonuses for financial crooks, and unimaginable compensation packages for corporate CEOs who have moved middle class jobs out of America, something made the down-and-out pickup truck driver associate with the political party of the super-rich.
As I wondered at this strange alliance of the dirt poor with the mega-rich, I remembered that in 2004 Thomas Frank wondered about how the Republicans had managed to convince the poor to vote against their best interests. Frank’s answer, or part of his answer, is that the Republicans use “social issues,” such as gay marriage and Janet Jackson’s exposed nipple to work up indignation over the threat to moral values posed by liberal Democrats.
When Rahm Emanuel ascended to the top of Chicago’s political heap last year, it was thought to have been the result of a citywide election that won him the mayorship. I had no idea he was appointed the city’s first Grand Mufti.
But thus it must be, as Emanuel has spoken definitively as to what shall henceforth be considered Chicago values.
This, of course, refers to the Chick-fil-A flap, in which Emanuel expressed support for a city alderman who was going to ban the restaurant from his ward over chain president Dan Cathy’s opposition to faux marriage.
That alderman, Proco Moreno, actually said, “Because of this man’s [Cathy's] ignorance, I will now be denying Chick-fil-A’s permit to open a restaurant in the 1st Ward.” This prompted Grand Mufti Emanuel to affirm that the restaurant was unwelcome and decree, “Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values.”
Chief Justice John Roberts’ surprising vote in favor of upholding President Barack Obama’s healthcare law has made him the new hero of the political left, while some conservatives have already turned on him in record time.
But while Roberts may have saved Obama’s signature domestic legislation — and perhaps his reelection campaign — by siding with the court’s liberal wing, he actually did it in spite of Obama, not because of him.
There’s been a great deal of talk lately on the likely demise of this Grand Republic of ours. Very wise and scholarly Americans have taken to opining publicly on the dire state of things, all asking the basic question, “Can this Republic be saved”?
Some historians have compared our current plight to that of the Roman Empire in its fall-apart days. Some Hollywood doomsayers point to the end date of the Mayan calendar: 2012. Biblical prophecy experts see an apocalyptic climax forming.
Sociologists study the decline in marriage, the tsunami of out-of-wedlock childbirth, the failed public education system, the rising disparity between rich and poor and come to the conclusion that without desperate measures, America cannot sustain herself. Demographers point to drastically declined birth rates in every outpost of Western Civilization and remind us that demography is destiny; without new citizens civilization itself is unsustainable.
“That illegal immigrants are not legal on “paper” is all that matters, Mr. President.”
In continuing the dramatic shift from American constitutional democracy to rule by executive fiat that has marked his tenure, President Barack Obama now claims that the illegal aliens, to whom he purports to grant what effectively is amnesty, are “Americans … in every single way but one — on paper.” That is false. They are not Americans under the only thing that matters, the thing the Obama administration has chanted like a mantra — while riding roughshod over – since its very first day in power: the rule of law.
The Constitution and congressional statutes are written on parchment. That is the only relevance of “paper” in this equation — as the “hard copy” of our social contract and of the laws enacted pursuant to it. Under the Constitution, Congress, not the president, is endowed with such a power: “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization.” Congress exercises this power by passing laws. Under the Constitution, which Obama took an oath to preserve, protect, and defend, and under the laws it is his duty to execute faithfully, illegal aliens — no matter how sympathetic their plight, no matter how blameless they may be for the illegality of their status — are not citizens of the United States. They are not Americans. Period. It is not “paper” that separates them from our body politic, it is the law, of which Obama is supposed to be servant, not master — as I argued in this September 2011 essay for The New Criterion: “The Ruler of Law — On ‘Justice’ in the Age of Obama.” (Read More)
Our nation is rapidly approaching a point from which there’s little chance to avoid a financial collapse. The heart of our problem can be seen as a tragedy of the commons. That’s a set of circumstances when something is commonly owned and individuals acting rationally in their own self-interest produce a set of results that’s inimical to everyone’s long-term interest. Let’s look at an example of the tragedy of the commons phenomenon and then apply it to our national problem.
Imagine there are 100 cattlemen all having an equal right to graze their herds on 1,000 acres of commonly owned grassland. The rational self-interested response of each cattleman is to have the largest herd that he can afford. Each cattleman pursing similar self-interests will produce results not in any of the cattlemen’s long-term interest overgrazing, soil erosion and destruction of the land’s usefulness. Even if they all recognize the dangers, does it pay for any one cattleman to cut the size of his herd? The short answer is no because he would bear the cost of having a smaller herd while the other cattlemen gain at his expense. In the long term, they all lose because the land will be overgrazed and made useless.
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The intention of this amendment is to put into the hands of the legislatures of the fifty States of the Union, the overall power to control the monetary policy of the nation. The current money in circulation called the Federal Reserve Note, is a bank note of a privately own, central banking, monopoly controlled by a European, Royal House, blood line, central banking cartel.
Historical research reveals a ruthless cabal and their agents, that are beyond the law and untouchable. There are presidents of the United States who have instituted government policies that opposed the agenda of this cartel. Four where killed by bullet, Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy, to send a message to all who oppose their powerful and sinister agenda. Four others were likely poisoned. Four other attempts failed to kill, but had a negative effect on the nation. Jackson, Cleveland, Teddy Roosevelt and Reagan. Congress itself has not been able to deal effectively with this form of warfare against the USA.
These are, let me say, interesting times we live in to say the least. Despite all that has and continues to go on in the world around us, I do think that each of us were born into the time that we were for a purpose. One of our goals in this life is to uncover the reason we were born into the time period we were so we can know our individual purpose and then fulfill it. If everyone alive, at any given time period, knew what their individual purpose was in the grand design and strived to fulfill that innate purpose, this world would be a very different one than the one we experience around us today.
I don’t mind it so much when Republicans lie about the Keystone XL project. We expect Republicans to lie. It’s what they do. If they told the truth about who they are and what they want to do, nobody would vote for them.
So, when Republicans lie about the Keystone Pipeline project saying that if Obama would just approve it we would have lower gas prices but now that he hasn’t approved it all those juicy oil sands from Canada are just going to go to China, that’s nothing new. That’s a “dog bites man” story. Republicans lie about national issue. Put that next to “sun comes up again this morning” in the headlines.
The Johnny-come-lately media conservative commentators (Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, etc.), as well as those of the has-been professional Republican class (Karl Rove, Ed Rollins, etc.) appear fearful that Republicans will ruin all chances of defeating Barack Obama in 2012 by nominating a true conservative.
For example, Hannity and O’Reilly have suggested that “establishment” Republicans are so fearful of a repeat of 1964… when Barry Goldwater suffered a defeat of landslide proportions at the hands of Lyndon Johnson… that they are willing to join liberals and Democrats in destroying any conservative who might achieve frontrunner status in the 2012 primaries. As evidence, they cite the relentless attacks on Newt Gingrich… from the left and from Republican moderates… since his rise to the top of the opinion polls.
They are either too young to remember political history, or they tend to remember political history… conveniently.
Since the Republican Party seems to posture itself as the voice of true conservative Americanism, I must say that I am both stymied and frustrated – - quite frankly even ashamed – - that it has hung back both in 2008 and now, either limply taking no stand behind a presidential candidate, or in the end, coming out in support of anyone other than Dr. Ron Paul.
While I admit that other candidates may say or do right concerning this issue or that – - and I’ve noticed how Republican Party devotees quickly latch onto such positives – - NO ONE but Congressman Ron Paul is consistently constitutional across the board, and Republicans simply have to know it. This is SO very plain and obvious that I contend that everybody of good heart and sound mind has to be able to see it. I furthermore submit that quite possibly when other presidential candidates do come out on the right (constitutional) side of an issue, it may simply be for reasons of vote-pandering.
It looks like Greece is about to completely default and be ejected from the European Union. If the majority of the pundits’ fears prove true, it will result in a domino-effect for Italy, Portugal and Spain, among a few others. As a result, the actual and psychological effect could very well cause the Stock Market to plummet, but unlike the ups & downs that normally occur, this time I see the Market falling — and keep falling. If you are invested in stocks in any way, be it a 401k or a regular stock portfolio, you could lose a lot of money that will not come back as it has in the past. The European economic disaster is going to drag the entire world economy down with it, including the U.S. and even China.
Ron Paul will probably win the 1/3/2012 Iowa Caucus, and the Republican Party is applying as much damage control as possible without fully tipping their hand — as if we all can’t see the exact cards they are holding.
For several months now, the Republican Party has enlisted their sympathetic media to gently but firmly suggest Ron Paul cannot be taken seriously as a presidential candidate for his stand on, among other things, foreign policy. What they don’t get is that most true conservative Americans totally agree with Ron Paul as soon as they find out where he stands, and more and more of them are just now reaching that epiphany.
I previously wrote that Newt Gingrich’s sudden and unexpected surge in the polls would fizzle-out and that Ron Paul would be the ultimate beneficiary of Herman Cain’s departure. Now a former top Michelle Bachman supporter and campaign manager has defected and thrown his own support to Ron Paul. Needless to say, Ron Paul’s star is just now reaching its zenith over all the other contenders, and for most true conservative voters, it is hindsight and regret for not giving Ron Paul the chance he (and we) deserved the last presidential election that seems to be driving his popularity.
Well, boys & girls, I believe I can tell you how the Occupy Movement will, “progress”, and we have relatively recent history to guide us. I would like to remind you that the SDS, the Students for a Democratic Society, eventually developed a splinter group calling themselves, “The Weathermen”, who sabotaged, bombed and murdered indiscriminately because the base SDS movement just wasn’t getting the results the splinter group of Weathermen thought should have been made.
CORRUPT POLITICIANS HAVE TRAMPLED OUR CONSTITUTION AND STOLEN OUR GOVERNMENT AND LIBERTY
Peter Schweizer, in his superb book “Throw Them All Out,” wrote:
“In short, the Permanent Political Class has clearly figured out how to extract wealth from the rest of us based solely on their position and proximity to power. If you have a seat at the table, you are in for the feast. If you don’t have a seat at the table, you are probably on the menu.”
For example, fabulously wealthy Senator John Kerry (D-MA) purchased shares of Citigroup (up to $550,000) and Bank of America ($350,000) right before the government bailed out the banking industry. Coincidence or is it insider trading, the legal graft Congress reserves for itself?
Clarice Feldman clearly and succinctly described how an entrenched oligarchy exploits the American people to increase their own power and wealth:
~ Quotables ~
Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end. ~ Neal H. Ross