“Progressivism started out as a social movement in response to the injustices of the industrial revolution and government corruption. Like many such movements, Progressivism began as a worthy cause. But the Democrats saw a political opportunity and adopted Progressivism as their party platform. It then evolved into a means to an end ….. perpetual political power. It further evolved into European-style socialism, which it is today. Ignorant, weak Americans bought Progressive-style government dependency hook, line and sinker and they liked it. All that ‘free’ stuff only cost them a vote for the providers-in-thief ….. and their liberty.“ ~ Ron Ewart
THE NUMBER 1 PUNCH:
There were two polar-opposite happenings created out of the industrial revolution. First, capital was created at an unprecedented rate and the using of that capital for political purposes became commonplace, leading to massive corruption. Some have said that there was so much capital in the hands of an elite few, they could buy the presidency ….. or have one assassinated. Second and far worse, workers were being treated inhumanly, as if they were beasts of burden. Continue reading
Dawn was breaking over the Circle P in Western Wyoming. The Sun had just barely broken above the East horizon and the growing light cast an eerie pinkish glow on the Grand Tetons. A few puffy clouds lingered at the top of the peaks but would soon disappear from the Sun’s rising heat. The sky was not yet blue. The deciduous trees on the hillside had already turned to several shades of yellow and orange but appeared in dark tones because of the early morning light. Winter was just around the corner.
The valley below the ranch house was still shrouded in a low ground fog. A horse’s rump and head without any legs and a hundred fence-post tops in a row appeared above the fog, like a pastel picture only half painted… Continue reading
Yes, Donald Trump has been elected President, but the situation America faces is just as dire as it was before November 8th, 2016. The accumulated difficulties that have piled up over the last 100 years are not going to go away in a Trump four-year term. A sagging economy, illegal immigration, globalism, the death spiral of Obama Care, radical environmentalism, eroding property rights, out-of-control federal bureaucracies, an insane energy policy, political correctness, public school socialist indoctrination, a widening racial gap, run-away welfare, a non-existent foreign policy with our friends AND our enemies and the lack of a strategy to defeat radical Islam will still be with us. It remains to be seen whether Trump can do all of the things he says he would do. He will be up against a high percentage of the electorate that considers him to be their enemy. Huge protests and riots exploded in big cities all over America the day after the election. Continue reading
At the start of this great country, around 1776, there might have been 3 million inhabitants of the Continental United States, mostly concentrated along the East Coast in the original thirteen colonies, not including the native population. Now at 320,000,000, we are more than 100 times that 3,000,000.
The space between inhabitants in the late 1700’s was fairly significant. News was printed and sometimes took days, weeks, or even months to reach the far outreaches of the Republic. The country was mostly agrarian, as the industrial revolution and the corresponding rush to big cities had not yet begun. After the revolution secured America’s freedom, Americans took up the task of living as free individuals with the freedom of space to insulate them from the vagaries of abnormal human behavior. Americans were spread out, productive, creative, industrious, generous and mostly civil, the Hatfield and McCoys not withstanding. There was no government assistance available and yet they survived. Continue reading
On first blush, what we relay here may appear to be really bizarre and then again, maybe it is just normal business for the Clintons.
A curious thing happened several weeks ago. We debated for some time on whether we should even tell it. We received a call from a man with a noticeable mid-eastern accent. Our caller ID said the number was “unavailable”. The man called himself Haidar, but we suspected that Haidar was not his real name. He said he wanted a meeting and when we asked why, he was evasive but said that what he had to say was very important and could have national and international implications and might even effect the upcoming election. We almost hung up on him, but decided to see what else he had to say… Continue reading
Since the days of the Indus Valley, Babylonians and Mesopotamia over 5,000 years ago, people have struggled to be free from control of the ruling classes. But those who rule have most always had the weapons and resources to keep the masses from exercising their God-given rights to live free. Continue reading
In the summer of 2014, Obama’s Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), started shipping tens of thousands of Mexican and Central American minor children in busloads into communities all over the U. S. On July 3, 2014, Murrieta, a little town in California, got wind of the impending hordes being dumped on their town and formed a blockade to stop the buses. The buses were forced to turn around and travel to processing centers in San Diego and El Centro. The town’s people were successful in stopping the “dump” of illegal aliens on their town and probably saved their city budget several million dollars. But other cities and towns across America were and are not so fortunate. Continue reading
In approximately 55 years, the national debt went from somewhere near $1 Trillion to $19 Trillion, or a 1900% increase. In 2008, after two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and before Obama took office, the national debt was 76% of America’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). But wars always create debt. However, by 2015, under Obama, a Democrat, the national debt shot up to over 104% of GDP. On its current path with an anemic GDP growth rate of less than 2%, the national debt will increase to 136% of GDP in 10 years, a financial death spiral, created by mostly Democrats and over 100 years of Progressivism.
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” ~ John F. Kennedy
Put two people in a room and disagreement, at times, is a virtual certainty. Put 320,000,000 people in a nation and disagreement, sometimes violent, is a daily fact of life. Now add to the mix a heavy dose of multi-culturalism and the brew gets even more volatile. Then add 86,000,000 Americans being forced to pay for the livelihoods of 148,000,000 unproductive Americans and the brew becomes explosive. (Those 148,000,000 Americans think everything is just fine and they can vote to keep it that way.)
In that same nation, millions of illegal aliens are allowed to enter, almost unimpeded and encouraged by a liberal government. They get on the welfare rolls thus costing those 86,000,000 productive Americans billions of dollars in taxes for illegal-alien subsistence and millions of lost jobs, not to mention the drugs, rape, robbery and murder brought to America by the fairly large illegal-alien criminal element. Continue reading
“The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time the Congress meets.” ~ Will Rogers
Article I, Section 1 of the U. S. Constitution
“All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”
“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville
Of the 435 House members and 100 Senate members of Congress, more than half are millionaires. Many Congressmen and Senators start out in political life with middle class incomes but leave Congress as millionaires. When they leave Congress they can command obscene speaking fees. Most of the rest of us do not have that kind of access to where the “money” flows. Continue reading
Every four years we go through this aggravating and irritating charade called a presidential election. From the Primary to the General it becomes a year-and-a-half long, 24/7 barrage of “He said – She said“, pre-empting all other news. Wild promises are made on both sides, most of which will never come to pass. The only promises that usually come to pass are the ones that buy votes for a particular party. That is why the national debt is approaching $20 Trillion. Continue reading
In our recent article entitled, “What Was That 4th of July Freedom Again?” we described what happened to freedom since Patrick Henry uttered those immortal words, “Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death.” We laid out the details on the slow erosion of our freedoms. Oh yes, Americans have more liberties than the people in most countries, but is that the standard we are willing to accept? How much more degradation of our freedom will Americans tolerate? Will they suddenly find themselves in chains not knowing how they got there? Continue reading
We want you to picture this. You are finally settled onto a lifeboat filled to the gunnels with shivering and petrified passengers, as you watch your ship sinking before you. You drift away from the sinking vessel and suddenly find your lifeboat drifting close to some flotsam upon which four large lions are perched. The captain yells from the sinking ship with his last words before the ship sinks, that the people in the lifeboats must take on the lions to save them. The flotsam is slowly sinking and the lions are looking for drier ground. Some of the people on the lifeboat are coaxing the lions to jump on board, while other passengers are horrified by the idea and object strenuously. All at once the four lions jump into your lifeboat to keep from drowning. Almost immediately, many of the passengers jump overboard because freezing or drowning is preferable to being mauled to death or eaten alive. Some passengers try to wrestle the lions overboard but get seriously injured or killed for their efforts. The situation is dire and the outcome is predictable. In the end, the lions will own the lifeboat. Lions and people are oil and water. Radical Islam is oil to the water of all other people and all other faiths. Continue reading
As Patrick Henry’s cry of freedom, “Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death” echoes across the passages of time, has it not become meaningless in the 241 years since it was uttered at the Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, which ushered Virginia into the American Revolution? Future presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were at that convention but the freedom they fought for in 1776 and described in the Declaration of Independence and the new, fresh-off-the-press, U. S. Constitution, is not the freedom that exists in contemporary America today. It is so far from it as to be earth and fire.
There was no compromising or capitulating in 1776. There was only open defiance, dedicated resistance and the courage to risk it all and fight with cannons, guns, swords, knives, spies and lives, the rising tyranny of King George III. If you think that government in America, at every level, has not become tyrannical, you have been watching too much reality TV. Continue reading
Moan, groan, puff out your chest, pull your hair, or gnash your teeth and the numbers won’t change. After over 100 years of buying votes, the Democrats have conquered the nation ….. with votes, using your money. Think of any constituency group and the Democrats have the plurality. Whether it is women, the elderly, gays, transgender, blacks, Latinos, or Jews, the Democrats have them and these groups aren’t going to “switch” any time soon ….. unless enough of them are broke or scared. Continue reading
Just about everyone is born with sight, but when they grow up, very few gain vision. Vision is the capability to take all that you know and project what might happen in the future, then base your actions on that prediction. Often times, the more you know the greater the possibility of an accurate prediction.
Vision comes from reviewing the past, analyzing the present and using that knowledge to forecast the future. Even with all this knowledge, forecasting the future, just like predicting the weather or global warming, can be very difficult and sometimes borders on flipping a coin. Still, many try, but many more are wrong. They are wrong because the system they are trying to predict is a non-linear dynamic system and any small tweaking can produce huge differences in direction. Even small changes in one or more variables can render a prediction instantly irrelevant. Continue reading
NOTE: This is the last article of a series of four articles showing readers how to defend themselves when government, at any level, comes calling, including the IRS.
“I have not done anything wrong. I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations and I have not provided false information to this or any other committee.” ~ Lois Lerner, past director of the Internal Revenue Service’s Exempt Organizations Unit
That’s right! Lois Lerner didn’t do anything wrong, or broke any laws, or provided false information to any committee. No, she pleaded the Fifth instead. She, a practiced attorney, decided on her own to target conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status with volumes of intrusive, prying, intimidating requests for information that were purely designed to stop granting tax exempt status to conservative groups just prior to the 2012 presidential election. Continue reading
“No oppression is so heavy or long lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.” ~ Joseph Addison, (1672–1719) English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician
Hage, Hiatt, Webb, Kelo, Strouss, Miller, Amos, Sackett, Lakin and Kilpatrick are just a few of the names of the tens of thousands of Americans who have had to fight alone against government abuse, arrogance and irrational and draconian laws, passed by out-of-touch lawmakers that don’t read the bills they pass, or take the time to determine whether those new laws, or even all the old ones, are constitutional. Or, they had to fight against government agents working under the color of law with no legal authority, or in some cases, actually breaking the law. The government and special interests know that most Americans won’t or can’t fight back. They just go on their merry way as if the general population doesn’t exist and for the most part, it doesn’t. Continue reading
Our last two articles, “An ‘Establishment’ Always Evolves Into An All-Powerful Oligarchy” and “Men In Dark Suits, Blue Smoke and Backroom Deals“, ripped the hide off of powerful, wealthy, ambitious men and for good reason. Still, having done so, it must be abundantly obvious to anyone with half an intellect that the huddled masses and the poor don’t build anything. So if it wasn’t for those same powerful, wealthy, ambitious men, steel wouldn’t have been made, skyscrapers, bridges, locomotives and ships would have not been built, oil would not have been refined into gasoline, fuel oil, paints, resins and nylon stockings, and a largely untamed land would have not been tamed. And if it weren’t for the bold financiers who took the huge risks to fund those ventures, none of it would have been possible. Continue reading
NOTE: The following article was designed to be Part 2 to our last article entitled “An ‘Establishment’ Always Evolves Into An All-Powerful Oligarchy.”
I had a dream the other night. I dreamt that, as a well-known writer, (I said it was a dream) I was invited to one of the secret meetings of the Bilderberg Group, (or Bilderberg Club as they are sometimes called)
In my rather vivid dream, as I was about to take my seat at the conference table where the future of the world was to be discussed, a very official looking fellow with white gloves came up to me and shoved an envelope in my hand. I started to open the envelope as I sat down. As I unfolded the paper, the heading at the top, in big bold, gold letters, read: “The Bilderberg Club“. The letter started out… Continue reading
“When Sulla died in the year 676, the oligarchy, which he had restored, ruled with absolute sway over the Roman state; but, as it had been established by force, it still needed force to maintain its ground against its numerous secret and open foes.” ~ Theodor Mommsen, Rome Historian 1817 to 1903
It must be made clear from the start that we do not endorse or take sides in the current Republican Presidential race for the White House. We have been less than enchanted with the whole lot of the original 17 candidates who raised their heads above the water to seek the highest office in the land. Nevertheless, we hold a particular loathing of “The Establishment” in either party and fear them more than any one candidate. That “The Establishment” would do everything in its power to derail the will of the people is beyond contempt but quite representative of what politics in America has become today and maybe always was. Continue reading
Forgive us for entering into a subject that is best left in the bathroom, but without certain items of biological comfort we could be sent back to the dark days of outhouses and Sears catalogues. With the insanity that is radical environmentalism aside, our lifestyle and its comforts are a direct result of industrial ingenuity in turning trees (a renewable resource) into highly useful paper products from toilet and computer paper, to feminine napkins, Scot towels, packaging and grocery bags, etc., each product making our lives a little easier. Industry keeps coming up with new ideas to turn trees into paper, in all of its various forms. Of course, there are always the 22-year old brain-dead actresses telling us we can get along with one square per event. Obviously she never had a ………………………….., Never mind, we won’t go there. Continue reading
“A person whose house is only open on the west can’t see the Sun rise at dawn. It’s only seen when the Sun sets at dusk. If one tries to compare the color and appearance of the two, one will go on arguing forever. The fault lies not with the vision but with the closed windows. If you look out of only one opening till the day you die, you’ll never see anything new.” ~ Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Now most of our readers don’t know Robert Berger. However a few conservative authors have felt the sting of his acrimonious criticism. He is a died-in-the-wool, set-in-stone, rabid Democrat New Yorker that takes a perverted pleasure in critiquing conservative articles from his distorted, socialist, Democrat point of view. Over the years we have saved several of his rants just to get an idea of where the other side stands on the issues, even though where they stand is one of the reasons that America is in so much trouble on so many different fronts. Here is just one response to one of our articles from Mr. Berger: Continue reading
“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
CLICK ON SIGN – NOW!
When rational environmentalism became radical environmentalism in the 1970’s, the aggression AGAINT the rural landowner has grown to an all out war ON the rural landowner, enforced by ever-growing, ever-expanding federal agencies that have morphed into a Nazi-like, heavily-armed police force. A way of life on the range that grew out of the American West and raised the protein that Americans consume, has been determined by the environmentalists and the government to be an anachronism and passé, in favor of the creatures and the plants. Legal grazing and water right allotments, with the force of law, have been unilaterally overturned by federal agencies, irrespective of the law of allotments, protected by U. S. Supreme Court decisions. Allotment fees have been raised by several factors and grazing and water permits have been reduced, or eliminated. Private lands have been saddled with massive buffers and conservation easements, or outright confiscation. Due process is a mirage as many landowners have found out the hard way. Continue reading
Includes supplemental Video: “Who was LaVoy Finicum?”
As advocates for the American rural landowner, (NARLO) we have great empathy for what landowners are having to endure at the hands of a heavy-handed government, the environmentalists that have infiltrated every nick and cranny of government and the Indians that are finding creative ways to seek revenge against the White Man with sympathetic courts, high-paid lawyers and ancient Indian treaties. The fact that the anger is rising in the landowners of the American West is as predictable as the Sun rising in the East. Continue reading
“There is only one social system that reflects the sovereignty of the individual, the free market, capitalist system.” ~ William E. Simon, Treasury Secretary.
Over 34 years ago, in October of 1981 William E. Simon, Secretary of the Treasury, said this at the start of the Reagan reformation. “In the first 10 months in office, President Reagan has made great strides toward restoring America’s economic vitality. Major cuts in federal spending, substantial tax reductions and long overdue business deregulation have been achieved against great odds. But much more remains to be done – and can only be done with the full support of the American people.”
“If you own rural land, the government and the environmentalists want it and intend to take it, regardless of your property rights engraved in the U. S. Constitution.” ~ Ron Ewart
In our recent article entitled “Secession or War – American West Against the East”, we described what was going on with those that run this country in the East being in direct conflict with those who live in the West. This festering conflict has led to the Bundy Ranch armed standoff in Nevada in 2014 and now the Hammond Ranch armed standoff in Southeastern Oregon by the Bundy-led militia. The reader might wonder how did we get to this point where guns became necessary to protect property rights? Continue reading
Every time a gun is used in an accidental shooting, a crime, a murder, or terrorist attack in the United States, whether it be a handgun, rifle, AK-47, M-15, or machine pistol, the Democrats and especially President Obama, immediately call for more gun control, magazine limits, or outright confiscation of guns from lawful Americans, in spite of an all-powerful constitutional amendment and U. S. Supreme Court decisions that give authority to all legal citizens to own firearms. Each single event becomes a news story that runs for days, if not weeks or months. The liberal news media gleefully promotes and champions the Democrats plea. It makes no difference to the Democrats that most of the crimes, lone wolf, or terrorist attacks would not have been stopped by more gun control.
Humans, by their very nature, tend to be violent in certain circumstances. So lets put gun violence in perspective with other forms of human violence. Continue reading
The Founding Fathers went to great lengths to think of everything that could possibly happen, when drafting the U. S. Constitution and all-in-all, they did a pretty good job of it. But like so many things in life, decisions, rules and laws are based on certain assumptions. If the assumptions are wrong the decisions, rules and laws can also be wrong, misguided, or result in unintended consequences. Continue reading
“If you fail to subdue or kill the bully, the bully owns you, either by fear, or by force.” ~ Ron Ewart
We do not know if Obama is a Muslim in his heart and mind, but without a doubt Obama is a Muslim sympathizer. He has proven it time and time again starting with his Cairo speech in June 2009, early on in his presidency. Perhaps this is a projection of his early childhood when raised in Indonesia, a Muslim country. Or perhaps it was because his Kenyan father was a Muslim. Maybe he was converted to Islam during his clandestine trip to Pakistan in 1981. Or, perhaps it goes deeper than that. Could it be that Obama is a Muslim version of the Manchurian candidate? You decide! Continue reading