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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hannity Special: 'Generation Zero'

The End Result of the Welfare State

Mark Steyn: When Responsibility Doesn’t Pay

Colonel Allen West

I love this guy! Too bad I don't live in the district he's running in so I could vote for him. Florida, elect this man!!

The Truth About...

Warning: This video is not for children.

White House Promises Takeover of Health Care Industry

The Daily Caller: White House says it will have enough votes for health care bill

SCOTUS to Hear Another 2nd Amendment Case Tuesday

AP: Supreme Court scrutinizes state, local gun control

Big Journalism Series: The New Fascists

I posted Part 1 of this series after it's release but decided to re-post it for those that may not have seen it.
The New Fascists: Part 1 - A Political Primer

The New Fascists: Part 2 - Foundation

The New Fascists: Part 3 - Execution

Texas Governor Primary Tuesday

There's a real fight on the right for Texas Governor. I'm interested to see which way Texas will go this Tuesday when they choose their Republican candidate.

Dallas Morning News:
What caused Washington to be a campaign issue in Texas governor's race?

UK Guardian: Debra Medina, new star of America's right, is firing up the race for Texas governor

Rasmussen Reports: Texas GOP Primary: Perry 48%, Hutchison 27%, Medina 16% four days ago

Representative Michele Bachmann at CPAC

I'm finally able to post Representative Michele Bachmann's CPAC speech. There is also a link to the Charles Krauthammer article Congresswoman Bachmann refers to.

Charles Krauthammer: Decline Is a Choice





Obama Job Approval Continues to Drop




Saturday, February 27, 2010

Computer Chip Implantation is on the Way

"Only a scientifically controlled populace, according to these gurus of population and health control, can survive. These scientists see their mission as one of absolute control over even the most private aspects of human life." - Kyle-Anne Shiver, Big Government
Big Government: Hidden Healthcare Reform Objective: Feds Want to Know Your Number

Wednesday, February 27, 1788

The Senate
The Federalist No. 62 by James Madison

Friday, February 26, 2010

One World Government is the Goal

There are two links in this article worth clicking. One is the 'green economy' document obtained by Fox News and the other is the sketch of what $1 trillion looks like.

It is staggering. I wonder how these politicians can talk about these figures as if it is pocket change.

UK Telegraph: Welcome to the New World Order

'Two Opposing World Views are Colliding'

Big Journalism: Palin v. Obama: 'Real' American v. the 'Citizen of the World'

American Thinker: Powerless Against Palin

'A Death Sentence for Freedom of Speech'

Clifford May: How to Stifle Speech

More Public Sector Employees Unionized Than Private Sector

National Review Online: Unionization Converges

'Global Warming': These People Are Nuts

UK Daily Express: HOTTEST JANUARY EVER SAY CLIMATE EXPERTS

CNET News: Al Gore a lightning rod at Apple shareholder meeting

America is Awakening

CNN Poll: Majority Say Government a Threat to Citizens' Rights

The Result of Irresponsible Spending by Congress

ABC News: Head of IMF Proposes New Reserve Currency

Another Blatant Power Grab by Obama

This administration needs to be stopped. Without question, this should be voted down.
The Hill: Cybersecurity bill to give president new emergency powers

Health Care Summit Recap

Senate Republican Leader Board: Media Says “Republicans Brought Their ‘A Team,’” “Have Been Very Effective,” “The Folks In The White House Just Must Be Kicking Themselves Right Now”

Sarah Palin: Fact-checking Obamacare Summit

Michelle Malkin: Oba-Kabuki: A box-office bomb

What do 'the people' think?
Hot Air: Luntz focus group says “start over” on health care



House Minority Leader John Boehner





ARROGANT!!!!


More ARROGANCE!!!!

"America's Quiz: Are you a conservative?"

Glenn Beck has a quiz on his site that will let you know where you truly stand politically.

UPDATE: The survey has been moved. Click here to find out where you fall on the Nolan Chart. Be patient because the site has been overrun with traffic. It may take a few minutes to load.

I finally had some time to take this ten question quiz this morning. I have always called myself a conservative but the results of this quiz were that I am a very strong Libertarian! I was surprised. Take a few minutes and answer the questions. You may be surprised as well.

Reggie
2/27/2010

McCain Attempting to Regulate Supplements

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and co-sponsor, Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), have introduced a bill to regulate dietary supplements and take more freedom from the marketplace. Contact your Senator and let your voice be heard about this attempted power grab.

Read the text of S. 3002, The Dietary Supplement Safety Act (DSSA), here.


Americans for Constitutional Government Reform: Take Supplements or Herbs? Not For Long if McCain Has His Way!

Tuesday, February 26, 1788

Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the Election of Members (continued)
The Federalist No. 61 by Alexander Hamilton

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The 'Great Recession' Is Upon Us

The American Spectator: The Great Recession of 2011-2012

Obama 'Re-Branding' Missile Defense Logo

Michelle Malkin: Re-branding the government: Obama, TMP, and logo-mania

Big Government: Can This Possibly be True? New Obama Missile Defense Logo Includes a Crescent

Democrats Opposed Reconciliation in 2005

Dutch Politicians Try to Keep 'Fitna' Filmmaker Out of Govt

Reuters: Dutch parties tussle over approach to far right

Watch Geert Wilders film, Fitna.
Warning: Fitna is not a film for children.















Geert Wilders

Obama Continues to Bankrupt America












We have no money and yet Obama is planning to build a new, $1B embassy in London because London residents don't like the security required at the present embassy.

WE DON'T HAVE THE MONEY!! This new embassy will have a 100 foot wide moat around it! If we need to use this medieval technique for security, why are we there? Instead of building a new embassy, let's close the present embassy. The residents don't want it so let's close it! Perhaps, we can build a new one in ten or fifteen years but until then, we don't need it.

Actually, I wonder if we need foreign embassies at all in this day and age. With the technologies of today, we could possibly eliminate these unneeded expenses and begin cutting the bloated federal budget. Once we are back on our feet, we could begin re-opening each embassy if it is needed.

More and more, I believe Obama really is trying to collapse the US economy. No one in their right mind would spend like he is and daily add to the enormous spending. Is there no one who can, constitutionally, stop this man from "fundamentally transforming America?" Lord, have mercy!

Reggie
2/24/2010


UK Times Online: US diplomats add a moat to their expenses at $1bn London embassy

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Battle of Iwo Jima

On February 23, 1945 the United States Marines raised our flag on Iwo Jima. It was day five of a thirty-five day battle in World War II.

The US sent 110,000 Marines in 880 ships into this battle. At the end of the battle, there were 6,821 Marines dead and 19,217 wounded. Think about those numbers. Almost 7,000 dead and over 19,000 wounded in 35 days. When you consider those numbers from one battle and then hear the number killed in Iraq (4,378 in eight years!) and Afghanistan (1,000 in eight years!), you begin to realize the toll World War II had on America.

The United States was in World War II from 1941-1945 and suffered 416,800 military deaths from the war. These men were 'The Greatest Generation.'

Reggie
2/23/2010

Learn more about the Battle of Iwo Jima here.


Saturday, February 23, 1788

Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the Election of Members (continued)
The Federalist No. 60 by Alexander Hamilton
The Federal Poisoning Program That Killed 10,000 People

Monday, February 22, 2010

ACORN Reinventing Itself... In Name Only

Big Government: ACORN Crime Family Shutting Down Nationwide: Launching Renaming Effort

Big Government: Exclusive: Statement From Representative King on ACORN Collapse

Colonel Allen West Talks About Jihad

White House Continues to Break the Law & Deny It

Our current President is not only committing treason against the United States but he is also trying to bribe two US Senate candidates to drop out of their primary challenges against two of Obama's chosen ones. Is there anyone out there that can arrest these criminals, lock them up and charge them with the crimes they are committing?
The American Spectator: White House Accused of Federal Crime in Specter, Bennet Races

Conservatism Rising

Human Events: Previewing Conservatives for 2010

Florida Senate candidate debate on a national Sunday morning show...
The Hill: Rubio, Crist to debate on Fox News Sunday, March 28th

Hot Air: Charlie Crist: “No way” will I lose this primary in which I’m now trailing by 18 points

ObamaCare Proposal from... Obama!

The Daily Caller: Obama takes out most offensive health care provisions in bid to save reform

Read ObamaCare proposal

House Republican Leader, John Boehner:
President Obama’s Government-Run Health Plan Still Requires a Monthly Abortion Fee

I pray this guy is right!
RedState: ObamaCare Cannot be Passed Through Reconciliation

The Federal Thug Deficit Panel

Michelle Malkin: Biggest sign that White House deficit panel is a joke: O wants to appoint Andy Stern

George Washington

























On this date, in 1732, George Washington was born in Virginia. Unlike our current president, Washington was a humble man of character and integrity who did not desire to rule the lives of every American but instead fought for the freedom of America.

On July 2, 1776, from his headquarters in New York, General Washington issued this order:

The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them.

The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore to resolve to conquer or die.

The famous account of his resolution was given by Isaac Potts, who was General Washington’s temporary landlord at Valley Forge:

In 1777 while the American army lay at Valley Forge, a good old Quaker by the name of Potts had occasion to pass through a thick woods near headquarters. As he traversed the dark brown forest, he heard, at a distance before him, a voice which as he advanced became more fervid and interested.

Approaching with slowness and circumspection, whom should he behold in a dark bower, apparently formed for the purpose, but the Commander-in-Chief of the armies of the United Colonies on his knees in the act of devotion to the Ruler of the Universe!

At the moment when Friend Potts, concealed by the trees, came up, Washington was interceding for his beloved country. With tones of gratitude that labored for adequate expression he adored that exuberant goodness which, from the depth of obscurity, had exalted him to the head of a great nation, and that nation fighting at fearful odds for all the world holds dear…

Soon as the General had finished his devotions and had retired, Friend Potts returned to his house, and threw himself into a chair by the side of his wife. “Heigh! Isaac!” said she with tenderness, “thee seems agitated; what’s the matter?”

“Indeed, my dear” quoth he, “if I appear agitated ‘tis no more than what I am. I have seen this day what I shall never forget. Till now I have thought that a Christian and a soldier were characters incompatible; but if George Washington be not a man of God, I am mistaken, and still more shall I be disappointed if God does not through him perform some great thing for this country.”


Henry Muhlenberg, pastor of the Lutheran church near Valley Forge and one of the founders of the Lutheran Church in America, noted concerning General Washington:

I heard a fine example today, namely, that His Excellency General Washington rode around among his army yesterday and admonished each and every one to fear God, to put away the wickedness that has set in and become so general, and to practice the Christian virtues. From all appearances, this gentleman does not belong to the so-called world of society, for he respects God’s Word, believes in the atonement through Christ, and bears himself in humility and gentleness. Therefore, the Lord God has also singularly, yea, marvelously, preserved him from harm in the midst of countless perils, ambuscades, fatigues, etc., and has hitherto graciously held him in His hand as a chosen vessel.


This is the Father of our Country. A true man of God. A man of principle that wasn’t changed by circumstances or popular opinion.

Once the Revolutionary War was won by Washington, the people of this country would have made him King, but he declined. Instead, he submitted to their desire for him to be our first President and after two terms, he stepped down to give another man the chance to serve his country in the highest office in the land. The example he set by this humble act was adhered to by every man that followed him in office until the 1930s, when Franklin Delano Roosevelt decided he did want to be King of the United States. Elected four times to the presidency, it was because of his insatiable ambition that a constitutional amendment was passed limiting the presidency to two terms.

What a contrast these two men are. Washington fought for the freedom of America while Roosevelt brought more of the seeds of socialism into our government to enslave the citizens of this country. We now have in office the son of Roosevelt who is doing everything possible to build on the foundation laid by FDR so the federal government will have the power to control our daily lives.

Washington fasted and prayed to the Lord for guidance and the result was a free people with limitless opportunity. We, as a nation, have allowed God to be removed from our town squares and from our schools by the decrees of our court system run by godless men and women. We have allowed a generation of Americans to be killed before entering the world and we have elected godless men and women to every high office in the land for generations. The result is a steady loss of liberty and a government of tyranny unquestioningly smothering the people.

Do you really desire “hope and change?” Do you really want what the Founding Fathers fought and died to give us? We must repent and seek the God of our Fathers. True hope only comes from our Creator and change comes from the Lord who created mankind and has the ability to change hearts from evil to good. Until we, as a nation, truly submit to God and repent we can expect the bad times of today to continue and become the catastrophic times of tomorrow.

Reggie
2/22/2010

Quotations in this article were taken from America's God and Country by William J. Federer.

Read The Life of George Washington by a contemporary of Washington, David Ramsay, here.

To learn more of Washington's faith, I recommend Washington's God by Michael and Jana Novak available at Amazon.

Friday, February 22, 1788

Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the Election of Members
The Federalist No. 59 by Alexander Hamilton

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

'Straw Man'

The Daily Caller: Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll

More CPAC Videos

CPAC ended today and I have tried for the past hour to embed videos of speeches but their embed codes aren't written correctly and have locked up my laptop on more than one occasion. I have decided to post the link to all of the CPAC videos so you can watch the ones you want. However, I highly recommend Allen West, John Bolton (extremely important speech) and the keynote speaker, (with his chalkboard), Glenn Beck.

To watch these and other appearances at CPAC, click here.

Reggie
2/20/2010

iPhone App Promotes Ruthless Murderer

Every iPhone app must have the approval of Apple before being released to the public. What are they thinking?

American Thinker: The Che iPhone App

Wednesday, February 20, 1788

Objection That The Number of Members Will Not Be Augmented as the Progress of Population Demands Considered
The Federalist No. 58 by James Madison

Friday, February 19, 2010

Remember the 'Spark'

A year ago today, the tea party 'spark' was lit.

House Oversight Committee Releases New Report on ACORN

The Daily Caller: Oversight committee releases new report on ACORN and SEIU funding

Obama Shifting Blame for His Future Tax Increases

The Daily Caller: White House begins groundwork to avoid blame for tax increases

Today at CPAC





White House Tries to Bribe Senate Candidate, Then Denies It

Philadelphia Inquirer: Sestak Says He Was Offered Federal Job

Conservatives Blamed Again

Michelle Malkin: It’s all the Tea Party’s fault

Hot Air: WaPo columnist: That insane pilot sounds kind of like a tea partier, huh?

Hot Air: WaPo columnist: I stand by what I said about that insane pilot and some tea partiers

Big Journalism:
Tragedy in Austin: How Long Will it Take the Media to Transform a Left Wing Nut into a Right Wing Nut

I Want One...



"Is America Ungovernable?"

Now, the left blames our constitutional system for Obama's failure. Thank God for the Constitution!

Charles Krauthammer: Ungovernable? Nonsense.

What??

Byron York: Holder admits nine Obama Department of Justice officials worked for terrorist detainees, offers no details

Only One Question in the 2010 Census is Valid

Walter E. Williams: The Census and the Constitution

Obama Still 'Fundamentally Transforming America'

What you and I think doesn't matter. The US Senate rules don't matter. The prosperous future of our country doesn't matter. All that matters to these people is that they 'fundamentally transform America' into a socialist state and ignore the Constitution of the United States. Who has the authority to remove these traitors from office? They are executing untold damage to our nation that may be irreparable!

The Daily Caller: Obama writing health bill to skirt GOP filibuster

Hot Air: Number of Dem senators calling for public option now up to … 16

AP: White House: Dems near accord on health care bill

Wanted: Technical Writer. Not Wanted: 'Arrogant American'

Fox News: EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted -- 'Arrogant Americans' Need Not Apply

Tuesday, February 19, 1788

The Alleged Tendency of the New Plan to Elevate the Few at the Expense of the Many Considered in Connection with Representation
The Federalist No. 57 by James Madison

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Obama Appoints Another Radical

Robert Spencer: Rashad Hussain’s Samigate

Separation of Powers Under Assault

In effect, President Obama’s summit will create a surrogate legislative process, without the procedural safeguards provided by the Constitution and the rules of each house. There will be no conference committee to iron out the difficult details of the bill. More importantly, there will be no filibuster to protect the objections of the minority. The President, not newly elected Senator Scott Brown, will cast the proverbial 41st vote to end debate.

In his State of the Union address, President Obama attacked the independence of the other two branches of government. He announced he would circumvent the Senate after it rejected his budget panel, and he rebuked the Supreme Court. The summit must be understood in the context of that assault on the separation of powers. Much more than the health care bill is at stake. - Big Government

Big Government: Health Care Summit Conflicts With Constitution

'States Rights' on the Rise

Reuters: Texas to challenge US greenhouse gas rules

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia challenges EPA’s stance on global warming

'Generation Zero'

Learn more about this documentary here.

One Year Anniversary of the 'Stimulus' Bill

Representative John Boehner: Job Sniffing GOP Bloodhound Ellie Mae is Still on the Jobs Hunt

"One Year Of Spending Taxpayer Dollars Studying Malt Liquor And Marijuana, Researching Drunk Mice, Funding Martini Bars And Steakhouses, And Examining Facebook" - The Leader Board
The Leader Board: Stimulus Anniversary Gifts To Taxpayers

Sarah Palin: Stimulus Bill Anniversary Proves Not-So-Stimulating

Global Warming Hoax Infiltrates US Military

Big Journalism: Condition Red: Obama Attempts to Turn the Defense Department Green

The Mount Vernon Statement

From The Mount Vernon Statement Newsroom:

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Over 80 leaders, representing tens of millions of conservative activists nationwide, today signed The Mount Vernon Statement, a declaration of leadership for a new generation of conservatives that defines the principles, values and beliefs of the conservative movement.

“With this statement, and its many signatories, a new day dawns for the conservative movement,” said Edwin Feulner, Jr., president of the Heritage Foundation, and one of the drafters of the statement. “It reasserts conservative principles, values and beliefs that are embraced by more people in this country than those of any political ideology. Fifty years ago, the federal government threatened to grow exponentially. Visionaries then gathered in Sharon, Connecticut, to articulate essential principles of American governance. Today, that threat is even greater, and so we must articulate anew the nature of Constitutional Conservatism in the 21st Century.”

This is interesting but if we would just all sign up with the Constitution of the United States, that should be good enough!

Democrats Must 'Toe the Line' or Else!

Michelle Malkin: Dissent crushed: CO Dem Sen. candidate fires Pat Caddell for speaking truth

The Daily Caller: Democrat Caddell rips White House for obeisance to organized labor

Pat Caddell needs to switch parties because...

Big Journalism:
Death Comes for the Democratic Moderates

Michelle Malkin Sells 'Hot Air' Website

Politico: Salem Communications buys Hot Air

ClimateGate: Corporate Defections Begin

The Wall Street Journal: Defections Shake Up Climate Coalition

The American Spectator: The Disappearing Science of Global Warming

American Thinker: Evidence of Climate Fraud Grows, Media Coverage Doesn't

Representative Wants the Gold Standard

CBS News: South Carolina Lawmaker Seeks to Ban Federal Currency

CNSNews: Obama Defeats FDR (in Spending Other People’s Money)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Team Obama's Podesta Lives in Parallel Universe



This Financial Times interview with John Podesta is amazing. He believes Democrats will be beaten at the polls this November if they don't pass the government takeover of health care! He believes the Tea Party movement is a manufactured movement started by the Republican Party leadership.

He believes Scott Brown won the Senate seat in Massachusetts because people are upset with the way things are transpiring in Washington but the election was not a rejection of Obama's agenda! Did anyone tell Podesta that when Brown was on the campaign stump, he proclaimed himself to be the 41st vote against ObamaCare? Brown even started signing his autograph as '41.' The people believed Brown and elected Mr. 41.

Of course, he told the reporter that the Republicans are the party of 'No' and they have managed to stop Obama's plans since he got elected. Beam me up, Scotty!! For six months, the Democrats had a super majority in the US Senate with a clear majority in the US House. Please, explain how the Republicans were able to stop anything these radicals brought to the floor! They couldn't and they didn't. What they have done is let the Marxist Democrats own every piece of legislation for the past year and when all of it fails, the Democrats will have no cover. They will have to explain their disastrous programs with no one to take the blame but themselves.

However, listen carefully to Podesta. Throughout the interview, he implies his disgust with our political system and at one point he declares that... "it sucks!" Mr Podesta (aka Mr. Progressive) like all of the other radical, progressives in Washington, doesn't want a Constitution to hinder their progressive agenda. They want full control so they can dictate to the country how we will be allowed to live our lives. That is the ultimate goal.

The Presidential power of Executive Order is the next step in fulfilling their Marxist-Leninist agenda. We are at a crossroads. Once again, it is 'A Time for Choosing.' What will America choose? If we choose the way of our Founding Fathers, we must find a way to stop the jackboots that are marching throughout our nation's capitol and return to our roots of limited government and individual freedom.

May God have mercy on America.

Reggie
2/15/2010


Big Government: Our Time for Choosing

'Chicago Thug' Obama Runs U.S. 'The Chicago Way'

Big Journalism: MSM Ignores 'The Chicago Way,' Corrupt Machine That Spawned Obama, Three Suicides

Another Democrat Gives Up

Pamela Geller: The Democrat Strategy for 2010: Bye Bye, Bayh

American Thinker: Indiana's Bayh retiring

Hot Air: Too good to check: No-name lefty candidate may sneak in as Dems’ Indiana Senate nominee

Radical Leftists Call for Violence

The irony is that Republicans have not had the votes or power to stop any of Obama's radical agenda until Scott Brown was sworn in as Senator last week!! The left has been telling a huge lie for the past year that Republicans have blocked Obama's plans and, evidently the mindless followers of the left believe it.

Big Government: CNN, Huffington Post Urge Violence Against Republicans

Obama's Economic Plan

American Thinker Cartoon by Miguel Guanipa

Wind Power: Another Costly Hoax

American Thinker: Wind Energy's Ghosts

Sen. Scott Brown: VP Biden Comments 'Insulting'

Politico: Senator: VP comments 'insulting'

Missile Defense Breakthrough

The Heritage Foundation: U.S. Airborne Laser Test Successful

Nascar Loves Palin

Orlando Sentinel: Sarah Palin Mania takes over Daytona

Sarah Palin: Great Day at Daytona

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Marxist Obama

In Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, Obama wrote:
To avoid being mistaken for a sellout,I chose my friends carefully.The more politically active black students.The foreign students.The Chicanos.The Marxist Professors and the structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets.At night,in the dorms,we discussed neocolonialism,Franz Fanon,Eurocentrism,and patriarchy.When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake,we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling constraints.We weren't indifferent or careless or insecure.We were alienated.


















B-cast video is approximately 45 minutes in length

ClimateGate: The Truth Slowly Trickles Out

"Professor Jones also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now – suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon." - UK Mail
UK Mail: Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995

Gateway Pundit: It Was All A Lie - ClimateGate Scientist Admits There Has Been No Global Warming in Last 15 Years

UK Times Online: World may not be warming, say scientists

Big Journalism: Is the Great 'Global Warming' Snowjob Finally Coming to an End?

Big Journalism: Why Does the MSM Ignore Al Gore's 'Global Warming' Million$?

American Thinker: Climategate's Phil Jones Confesses to Climate Fraud

ClimateGate.com: WARNING! New iPhone app is pushing 'Global Warming' hoax

ObamaCare Still Unconstitutional

National Review: Obamacare vs. the U.S. Constitution

Margaret Thatcher Was Right

During the formation of the European Union, Britain's former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, was demonized for fighting against England abolishing their currency and joining the Euro. Thatcher prevailed and it appears the British pound will outlive the Euro, after all. Margaret Thatcher's conservative instincts were right.

UK Mail: Collapse of the euro is 'inevitable': Bailing out the Greek economy futile, says FRENCH banking chief

Friday, February 12, 2010

Iranian Danger

The Jerusalem Post: Report: Iran disrupting satellite transmissions

Snow in Florida

Dateline Pensacola, Florida
Breitbart: Rare snowflakes start falling from Mississippi to Florida

U.S. Severe Weather Map

click image for larger view

Abraham Lincoln


On February 12, 1809, the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, was born in Hardin County, Kentucky. Lincoln came from a poor area and poor family.

He is worshiped as the greatest President our country has ever had but was he? Instead, was he a tyrant that used a civil war to increase the power of the federal government and, as Obama famously said, ‘fundamentally change America?’

I’m sure most of you don’t realize it is not unconstitutional to secede from the Union. Actually, I seem to remember thirteen colonies that seceded from the British Empire in 1776. The Founding Fathers were experts on secession and even the staunchest central government champion, Alexander Hamilton, knew the states were sovereign; they could secede if they desired and force should not be used in order to keep them in the Union. In The Real Lincoln, on page 89, Thomas DiLorenzo quotes Hamilton from The Federalist 81,

It is inherent in the nature of sovereignty not to be amenable to the suit of any individual without its consent. This is the general sense and the general practice of mankind; and the exemption, as one of the attributes of sovereignty, is now enjoyed by the government of every State in the Union…. The contracts between a nation and individuals are only binding on the conscience of the sovereign, and have no pretensions to a compulsive force. They confer no right of action, independent of the sovereign will. To…authorize suits against States for the debts they owe…could not be done without waging war against the contracting State…, a power which would involve such a consequence, would be altogether forced and unwarranted.

On page 115, DiLorenzo also spells out the reason secession was not forbidden in the Constitution:

The advocates of secession always understood that it stood as a powerful check on the expansive proclivities of the federal government and that even the threat of secession or nullification could modify the federal government’s inclination to overstep its constitutional bounds. A case can be made that secession would ‘destroy’ such extra-constitutional abuses of power; perhaps that is what Lincoln had in mind when he used such language. The right to secede is not expressly prohibited by the Constitution. Moreover, at the constitutional convention, a proposal was made to allow the federal government to suppress a seceding state, but that proposal was rejected after James Madison said,

A Union of the States containing such an ingredient seemed to provide for its own destruction. The use of force against a State, would look more like a declaration of war, than an infliction of punishment, and would probably be considered by the party attacked as a dissolution of all previous compacts by which it might be bound.

In defending the individual right to bear arms embodied in the Second Amendment to the Constitution, Madison invoked the right of armed secession.

Even Abraham Lincoln believed in secession while still a congressman from Illinois and said this on the floor of Congress in 1848,

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and to form one that suits them better. Nor is this right confined to cases in which the people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people that can, may make their own of such territory as they inhabit. More than this, a majority of any portion of such people may revolutionize, putting down a minority intermingling with or near them who oppose their movement.

What happened to Lincoln after he was elected President? What made him decide to invade the southern states instead of allowing them to secede? The North could have survived as a thriving country without the South. What was it that changed Lincoln into a man that desired to destroy States Rights and the sovereignty of the individual States? Why did he want the federal government to have all power over the sovereign states? Did you know that before the Civil War when referencing the US, the appropriate phrase was, ‘The United States are’ instead of ‘The United States is’?

Our government didn’t just change in the past generation. It changed during the 1860s when Abraham Lincoln used the power of the military to stomp out the freedom of the Southern States.

Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not advocating that we still have slavery in this country, but why did we have to fight a civil war to abolish slavery? Dozens of countries managed to end slavery without civil war. Why didn’t we? Slavery was not the reason for the Civil War.

In the foreword to The Real Lincoln, Walter E. Williams wrote the following:

In 1831, long before the War between the States, South Carolina Senator John C. Calhoun said, ‘Stripped of all its covering, the naked question is, whether ours is a federal or consolidated government; a constitutional or absolute one; a government resting solidly on the basis of the sovereignty of the States, or on the unrestrained will of a majority; a form of government, as in all other unlimited ones, in which injustice, violence, and force must ultimately prevail.’ The War between the States answered that question and produced the foundation for the kind of government we have today: consolidated and absolute, based on the unrestrained will of the majority, with force, threats, and intimidation being the order of the day. Today’s federal government is considerably at odds with that envisioned by the framers of the Constitution.

This is the true legacy of Abraham Lincoln.

Reggie
2/12/2010

Tuesday, February 12, 1788

Apportionment of Members of the House of Representatives Among the States
The Federalist No. 54 by James Madison

Scary... Could it be True?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

'How the Mighty Have Fallen'

Michael Barone: With absolute power, Team Obama grows stupid

Geert Wilders Trial Ongoing

Human Events: Geert Wilders and the Death of Free Speech

The Australian: Menace in mad march of the thought police

History Continues to Repeat Itself

Big Journalism: The New Fascists: Part 1 - A Political Primer

The Real Employment Figures

The Daily Caller: Heritage Employment Report: With January Comes a New Year, New Result

This Is What 'Talk' Leads To

UK Daily Mail: Iran is now a 'nuclear state' says Ahmadinejad as thousands take to the streets

It Never Stops...

The Weekly Standard: The Sarah Palin Non-Scandal of the Day: Deployed Bracelet Edition

Hot Air: Anti-Palin Faux-troversy of the Day: The Black Bracelet

What a Shock! Politician Meant What He Said During Campaign

CBS: N.J. Gov. Christie Freezes Spending

More Federal Government Overreach

Each day the federal government seizes more power and restricts more freedom. What must we do to stop this and reverse the size and power of the Executive and Legislative Branches of government in Washington, D.C.?

'U.S. District Judge William Pauley, a Clinton appointee in New York, wrote in a 2009 opinion that a defendant in a drug trafficking case, Jose Navas, "did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy in the cell phone" location' - CNET
CNET News: Feds push for tracking cell phones

States Rights

Tenth Amendment Center: Nullification: It’s Official

The Truth About SCOTUS Recent Ruling

The Heritage Foundation: The Impact of the Citizens United Decision on Federal Elections

'Freedom's Last Chance'

The Heritage Foundation: Iran: The Rising Threat

The Heritage Foundation: 33 Minutes

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Republicans Respond to Obama

Text of a letter written by House Republican leaders in response to Obama's call for a televised health care summit...
Fox News: Congressional Letter Questions Obama's Commitment to Bipartisanship

'We the People'

American Thinker: Democrats, Meet Your Biggest Nightmare

American Thinker: Federal Overreach and the New States' Rights Movement

Big Journalism: It's theConstitution, Stupid: What the Tea-Partiers Really Want

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"A seemingly grassroots organization that's mounted an online campaign to counter the tea party movement is actually the front end of an elaborate scheme that funnels funds -- including sizable labor union contributions -- through the offices of a prominent Democratic party lawyer." - Joseph Abrams
Fox News: Anti-Tea Party Web Site Part of Scheme to Funnel Funds

Treason II

Not only have our elected officials committed treason by their assault on our Constitution, they have sold our country to a powerful, Communist nation. Does every politician hate America?

New York Post: China's debt bomb

Leno Explains Letterman Ad



Is Tea Party Just Anti-Incumbent?

The Washington Independent: The Tea Party Goes After Ron Paul

Dominance

Fox News 3amET Show Has Higher Ratings Than CNN's Prime Time

Mediaite: Red Eye Celebrates Third Year By Topping CNN Prime Time Last Week

Please, Republicans, Don't Go! It's a Trap!

Michelle Malkin: Obama’s Kabuki summit invitation: Just say no

What Are These Maniacs Up To?

Breitbart: Iran anniversary 'punch' will stun West: Khamenei

Minnesota Billboard

The Right Perspective: Lib Fury at Bush "Miss Me Yet?" Billboard

'Green Police' Super Bowl Ad

This Super Bowl ad was funny and frightening at the same time. I can really see the environmentalist wackos taking their earth worship to this extreme especially with a man in the White House that has a dictator mindset. It is their goal to totally control our lives. God forbid!

Michelle Malkin: About that “Green Police” Super Bowl ad

Saturday, February 9, 1788

The House of Representatives (continued)
The Federalist No. 53 by James Madison

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The 'Horrible' Tim Tebow Ads

Big Journalism: Come On, NARAL, Be Proud of Your Work on Super Sunday

Once again, the pro-abortion crowd has proven their real aim is to kill children in the womb and they fear anyone that speaks up to defend life. Below are the two Tim Tebow ads that the pro-abortion crowd desperately tried to stop the world from seeing.
The first ad ran during the pre-game show and the second ran during the game.




Fox News Sunday Interviews Sarah Palin





Reagan Talks About ObamaCare

Ronald Reagan speaks out on Socialized Medicine, circa 1961. Audio file.

Sarah Palin Speaks at Tea Party Convention

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Ronald Wilson Reagan





















On this date, in 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in the state of Illinois. During his life, he was a lifeguard, a motion picture star, a television star, a radio star, president of the Screen Actors Guild, two term Governor of California and two term President of the United States.

Reagan was originally a member of the Democrat Party and switched to the Republican Party in 1962. He famously said, "I didn't leave the Democrat Party. The party left me."

Reagan was a true conservative who believed in American exceptionalism, a small federal government, low taxes, states rights and individual liberty. In short, he believed the words written by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution of the United States. He was the greatest President in my lifetime and the more I learn about him, the more I yearn for another President that shares his values and beliefs.

Reagan truly did bring "hope and change" to America and the people loved him for it. Unlike President Obama, Reagan knew the solutions to America's problems and in his first inaugural address he said, "In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." Reagan spent the next eight years getting government out of our way and giving the people hope and change to believe in. His speeches were not political rhetoric - he meant what he said, acted to strengthen our country and acted to give more freedom to the people. Politicians continue to quote Ronald Reagan to this day.

It's also a coincidence that Governor Sarah Palin, who is a Reagan conservative, is giving the key note address at the Tea Party Convention tonight on Ronald Reagan's birthday.

I truly believe if he had been alive in 1776, he would have been one of the Founding Fathers of our nation because he so strongly believed everything the Founders believed.

There have been countless books written about Reagan and I can't cover everything I would like in this limited forum but I would like to put up a few links for your further study. As you read more about him and listen to his speeches, you'll understand why so many Americans loved him and why he is still referred to by politicians during every election cycle.

Reggie
2/6/2010

The following links will help you learn more about Ronald Reagan. My recommendations are his own writings instead of what others have written about him.




Ronald Reagan's writings in book form -

Ronald Reagan An American Life
Reagan's Autobiography

The Reagan Diaries
Diary of his years as President of the United States

Reagan In His Own Hand
The writings of Ronald Reagan that reveal his revolutionary vision for America

I Love You, Ronnie
The Letters of Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan

Reagan
A Life in Letters
A collection of some of the more than 10,000 letters written by Ronald Reagan

Dear Americans
Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan
Letters Reagan wrote to everyday Americans

Electorial College maps of the 1980 & 1984 Presidential Elections. Two landslides. Even the liberal east and west coasts voted for him. The entire country loved Ronald Reagan and his love of freedom for the people!

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