Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dear Patriots:

Dear Patriots:
Grant Burmer

What follows’ is the ending remarks to Ron Paul’s Farewell address to Congress. His entire address to Congress is quite long; I have chosen his ending statement because it sums up quite well what needs be done to change things in the DC and America generally. I have been struggling with the very ideals he herein express’s so eloquently. One wonders however how many ears heard and how many hearts were quickened in the Congress by his remarks? How about We the People, are we willing to do our part?
While I have not been a great fan of Ron Paul during the election, politics being what they are, I have always respected Ron Paul’s opinions about government and his love for the Constitution and its principles.
I hope you will be admonished as I was by his remarks, and I thank my friend Thom for sharing the entire speech with me. And Thanks to Mathew Hawes for his editing and sharing on the National Blog.

Transcript of Farewell Address

By Matthew Hawes on November 14, 2012 in National Blog

Below is the transcript of Ron Paul’s farewell address to Congress:

Farewell to Congress
5. World government taking over local and US sovereignty by getting involved in the issues of war, welfare, trade, banking, a world currency, taxes, property ownership, and private ownership of guns.
Happily, there is an answer for these very dangerous trends.
What a wonderful world it would be if everyone accepted the simple moral premise of rejecting all acts of aggression. The retort to such a suggestion is always: it’s too simplistic, too idealistic, impractical, na├»ve, utopian, dangerous, and unrealistic to strive for such an ideal.
The answer to that is that for thousands of years the acceptance of government force, to rule over the people, at the sacrifice of liberty, was considered moral and the only available option for achieving peace and prosperity.
What could be more utopian than that myth — considering the results especially looking at the state sponsored killing, by nearly every government during the 20th Century, estimated to be in the hundreds of millions. It’s time to reconsider this grant of authority to the state.
No good has ever come from granting monopoly power to the state to use aggression against the people to arbitrarily mold human behavior. Such power, when left unchecked, becomes the seed of an ugly tyranny. This method of governance has been adequately tested, and the results are in: reality dictates we try liberty.
The idealism of non-aggression and rejecting all offensive use of force should be tried. The idealism of government sanctioned violence has been abused throughout history and is the primary source of poverty and war. The theory of a society being based on individual freedom has been around for a long time. It’s time to take a bold step and actually permit it by advancing this cause, rather than taking a step backwards as some would like us to do.
Today the principle of habeas corpus, established when King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215, is under attack. There’s every reason to believe that a renewed effort with the use of the internet that we can instead advance the cause of liberty by spreading an uncensored message that will serve to rein in government authority and challenge the obsession with war and welfare.
What I’m talking about is a system of government guided by the moral principles of peace and tolerance.
The Founders were convinced that a free society could not exist without a moral people. Just writing rules won’t work if the people choose to ignore them. Today the rule of law written in the Constitution has little meaning for most Americans, especially those who work in Washington DC.
Benjamin Franklin claimed “only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.” John Adams concurred: “Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
A moral people must reject all violence in an effort to mold people’s beliefs or habits.
A society that boos or ridicules the Golden Rule is not a moral society. All great religions endorse the Golden Rule. The same moral standards that individuals are required to follow should apply to all government officials. They cannot be exempt.
The ultimate solution is not in the hands of the government.
The solution falls on each and every individual, with guidance from family, friends and community.
The #1 responsibility for each of us is to change ourselves with hope that others will follow. This is of greater importance than working on changing the government; that is secondary to promoting a virtuous society. If we can achieve this, then the government will change.
It doesn’t mean that political action or holding office has no value. At times it does nudge policy in the right direction. But what is true is that when seeking office is done for personal aggrandizement, money or power, it becomes useless if not harmful. When political action is taken for the right reasons it’s easy to understand why compromise should be avoided. It also becomes clear why progress is best achieved by working with coalitions, which bring people together, without anyone sacrificing his principles.
Political action, to be truly beneficial, must be directed toward changing the hearts and minds of the people, recognizing that it’s the virtue and morality of the people that allow liberty to flourish.
The Constitution or more laws per se, have no value if the people’s attitudes aren’t changed.
To achieve liberty and peace, two powerful human emotions have to be overcome. Number one is “envy” which leads to hate and class warfare. Number two is “intolerance” which leads to bigoted and judgmental policies. These emotions must be replaced with a much better understanding of love, compassion, tolerance and free market economics. Freedom, when understood, brings people together. When tried, freedom is popular.
The problem we have faced over the years has been that economic interventionists are swayed by envy, whereas social interventionists are swayed by intolerance of habits and lifestyles. The misunderstanding that tolerance is an endorsement of certain activities motivates many to legislate moral standards which should only be set by individuals making their own choices. Both sides use force to deal with these misplaced emotions. Both are authoritarians. Neither endorses voluntarism. Both views ought to be rejected.
I have come to one firm conviction after these many years of trying to figure out “the plain truth of things.” The best chance for achieving peace and prosperity, for the maximum number of people world-wide, is to pursue the cause of LIBERTY.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Our Healthcare (and America) In Ruins? Not yet But..


 
Our Healthcare (and America) In Ruins? Not Yet But...
Ron Boat  

As the new guy on the blog block here, it’s important to say that I hate rhetoric – from either side of the fence. I try to deal in facts and reality, for that’s what really affects us. We’re in a situation which seems to be growing worse by the day with more Executive Orders, laws, intrusions and regulations than you can shake your shrinking paycheck at. So I hope to address issues important to the future of ourselves and America. Hence I’d like to address:
Our health care (and America) in ruins? Not yet, but...
Health care is a major issue in America. Control health care and you control the people. The American system of healthcare is complicated and involved, and not something to be tampered with indiscriminately. It determines the outcome of the very lives of the people in its care.
Healthcare expenditures are about 18% of GDP with 20% expected by 2021. The Affordable Care Act (or as I call it BarryCare) wanted this jewel in their accomplishment column.
But let's face the facts. BarryCare was never about health care. It's about control. It’s a takeover of 18% of our country's economy in probably its most important industry. And it was a means of introducing new laws and regulations hidden in a massive 2700 page law that no one read - not even the people who voted on it. 2700 PAGES! – And this doesn’t include the tens of thousands of pages of regulations. The laws and regulations to lay out the entire US highway infrastructure was only 28 pages.
But in its development and thought process, BarryCare was a cover for more sinister elements all of which fit into a master plan of what many believe it the destruction of America as we know it. And how could such a scheme be devised?
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As described by Richard Poe:
“First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.” ----------------------------------------
Cloward and Piven championed the revolutionary idea of restarting the U.S. economy by “collapsing the system”[keep this in mind] and remaking it into one more favorable to the unions and socialist ideals. And that’s done by getting as many people on public assistance as possible.
Nothing is more able to “overwhelm the system“ than the government taking control. And with the help of unions, this public sector involvement is in everyone's lives and taking more resources as cities and states can’t afford their pensions and benefits. And with more unions in the running of our government than ever before with Socialistic leaning groups like SEIU taking active rolls in our processes. 
"As many people on public assistance as possible."  Ring any bells? We have more than 47,102,000 on food stamps (up nearly 3% over last year) and nearly 50% of all people getting some sort of subsistence check, handout, welfare support, housing and medical help etc. adding to the public assistance overload.
You teardown the economy (and increase their dependency) when you increase what people have to pay – taking their money – for things which are either not wanted, not needed or was covered by other means. What better way than through “healthcare reform?”
They said health care costs per family would go down by $2,500 a year when now in fact the costs have risen – an avg. of $2,500 a year. Employers expect an 8.5% increase in their medical costs next year. And those employers (and religious groups) that choose not to go against their principles are hit with fines and hassles. The Hobby Lobby faces $1.3 MILLION a day in fines because they choose not to provide abortion services in their health coverage.
HHS Sec. Sebelius said health care savings come by preventing medical errors with better-quality care, fighting fraud and bringing wealthier seniors into the Medicare Advantage program. She said "leading health systems" have been allowed to reduce costs by managing chronic care because of provisions in the federal health care law.
1) When has the gov't ever saved money through better quality anything, fought fraud in anything and how many wealthy seniors rely on Medicare when they can afford the best care which usually isn't available under Medicare?
2) By "reduce costs by managing chronic care… " do they mean death panels, saving money by letting seniors die instead of getting treatment? Cheaper to have end of life consults than to provide medical care.
They said costs for BarryCare would only be about $900 BILLLION over ten years. It’s not fully implemented yet and already the estimates are $2.7 TRILLION. A slight miscalculation or planned deception?
*The taking of people’s hard earned discretionary money is paramount and so… sell your house after Jan. 1st, 2013 and you’ll pay Uncle Barry another 3.8% in addition to any capital gains on your sale.
*BarryCare imposes a $40,000 fine for daring to hire a 50th employee without providing “government-sanctioned” health insurance.

*Part of control is putting people in uncontrollable situations leading to things like frustrations and even violence, lack of help and resources. How? Reduce the numbers of facilities with hospitals (BarryCare has already stopped construction of 45 physician owned hospitals) and more to close as a result of less funding, and an overwhelming new litany of regulations and reporting requirements, and of course reduce the numbers of doctors: Doctors either refusing Medicare patients (1/3 overall, 100-200 a year in TX alone) or leaving the field. Paul Wertsch, a primary physician in Wisconsin, billed Medicare $217 for a Medicare patient. Medicare reimbursed the clinic for $54.38. Later, a younger patient with the same infection, was charged the same $217. But a private insurer reimbursed the clinic for twice the amount of Medicare: $108.04.
Joseph Shanahan a rheumatologists in NC accepts Medicare patients. “The reimbursement is so low [with Medicare]—in some cases $60-80 —it costs you more to get a plumber to come to your house than to get a rheumatologist to come to the hospital,” he said. When people can’t make a profit or lose money… they get out of the business.

*Where better to gain more threatening personnel and control than by adding the most feared of all government agencies – the IRS – to the healthcare scenario? Some 16,500 new agents to enforce your compliance of a mandated purchase.

*After Jan 1st, 2013 all Social Security checks will be direct deposit. And the government will have total and complete access to your bank accounts. Don’t pay them… they just take the money.

*Reducing jobs will put more strain on the economy: CBO Director Doug Elmendorf says BarryCare will cost 800,000 jobs. Obama has given over 2,000 Waivers but… Again, less people to pay into the system with more people using it. And look at companies like Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Applebee’s, Papa John’s, Research in Motion, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and many many others large and small letting people go.

*Adding to the money people pay out and the cost of just living, companies like Denny’s and Dairy Queen are adding 5% surcharge to their checks to cover BarryCare. Hey, it all adds up and this is just the beginning of passing on the costs and…will it stop at 5%?

*The 10% tax on tanning salons doesn’t seem like much of an imposition to most people BUT… it appears to be the first “federal sales tax.”

We’re about to be overrun with a law that was conceived out of control. Paid for with bribes to groups and senators for their support: Dem. Mary Landrieu and the “Louisiana Purchase” for $100 Million, AARP’s $18 Million stimulus, Dem. Ben Nelson and his “Cornhusker Kickback”, and numerous payoffs to unions and states.

The bottom line? The collapse of our economy means a takeover by a corrupt government to have more control and further invade our lives. Remember when life was simpler? If you wanted something you bought it – or didn’t. Not like the company you worked for, you changed jobs. Wanted more freedom and the chance to make more money? You struck out on your own and created your own Apple, Facebook, Google or Microsoft.

Now our life is intertwined with more regulations, controls, taxes, reporting, mandated this and that and we're actually encouraged to make less so you can just be part of society instead of the evil rich which might – MIGHT – make more than $200k a year. The Obama admin actually ran radio ads IN MEXCIO telling them how to come here and get on food stamps. And he seeks to limit executive pay.
Do you own research and see the games, lies, corruption and devastation associated with BarryCare. America isn’t free anymore. It’s been bought and paid for by corrupt politicians, unions and special interests who have used health care reform as the biggest camel nose in the history of tent making.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Yes We Did


Yes We Did
Kevin Bryant 

I don’t ever remember hearing Obama say he was going to shut down multiple coal fired power plants in Pennsylvania and Ohio immediately after the election. I sure HOPE that the people in southern Ohio and Pennsylvania still have a little CHANGE left over once their power bills increase by an estimated 30% to 35%. I also don’t remember him stating he was going to close off another 1 million plus acres to drilling, so much for oil independence.  

The coal fired power plants in PA and OH and more land grabbing are just the beginning. In the next 4 years Americans are REALLY going to get exactly what they voted for; higher taxes on everyone, not just those making over $250,000 a year. Cap and Trade will be implemented in the coming 4 years. The second amendment will be bypassed and U.N. gun control measures will be in force. Higher gas prices are coming as the EPA pushes more mandates and the government seizes more oil and natural gas rich lands.  

Obama has more people to pay back this election cycle than he did the last time. Watch as more of our tax dollars go to “green energy”, union bosses and money bundlers. Watch for a $1 Trillion dollar stimulus package this time in the name of “boosting the economy”.  

Of course he will also have to pay off his biggest supporters…… welfare recipients. I want to say that there are those out there that do need help while they are trying to get work and help themselves attain a better life for their families. There are also those who legitimately have disabilities that prevent them from working. My comments are NOT directed at those people. 

Obama has to pay off the welfare babies for their unwavering support. Nothing irritates me more than having to pay for welfare babies. Who exactly is a welfare baby? Welfare babies are those who are capable of working yet refuse to find a job because they know the government is going to spend an average $60,000 per welfare baby household so they can live comfortably. I HATE WELFARE BABIES. These loafers don’t pay taxes on their welfare yet I make less than $60,000 a year and do pay taxes. Welfare babies have $1000 TV’s, I can’t afford one. Many of them have $2000 rims and $1000 set of tires on their 2008 – 2012 full size SUV’s. I can’t afford the SUV much less $2000 rims and the $1000 dollar tires. An extreme amount of these beast feeding government nipple suckling individuals wear over a grand in watches and jewelry and have between 2 & 5 THOUSAND dollars worth of tattoos plastered all over themselves. Many of these useless drains on the system people are second and third generation welfare babies. We have allowed our government to produce these non-producing, non tax-paying leeches to grow up expecting those working to provide for them. TAX THEIR WELFARE, NOT MY MILITARY PENSION. I worked, sweated and sacrificed more during those 23 years just for that little bit of money than these social rejects will ever do in their lifetime. Tax their lazy butts and see how they like it. I bet they would not have voted for Obama if they actually had to pay into the system instead of being a drain on it. Mandate those that can work to clean roadsides, creeks, vacant lots to EARN our tax dollars and I bet they would be looking for a real job pretty quick.   

Another thing America gets to look forward to, more urban improvement projects. We are going to spend enormous amounts of tax dollars fixing up the government owned housing where these welfare babies reside. Statistics show over 90% of government owned or leased housing returns to its previous condition within 3 years of renovation. I say screw them and put the money into senior citizen owned houses that need fixing. There is a difference between refusing to take care of what you have and not able to take care of what you have. Why should we help pay for upkeep and renovations on our parents and grandparents houses and then have to pay for renovating some welfare baby’s residence because they refuse to take care of the place. I know, how about these welfare babies renovate our poor and elderly homeowner’s houses under the supervision of a qualified general contractor. This way we don’t have to pay for expensive contractors to come in and do it. Saves everyone money.  

More money will be used in the next 4 years to take care of welfare babies than will be used to care for the elderly and the veterans of this country combined. America, this is what you voted for. Don’t cry foul when this administration takes more and more from you to give to those they owe.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Sleight of Hand in America


Sleight of Hand in America
Al Ritter 

The distraction of the public’s attention is so obvious over sexual trysts between Gen. David Petraeus and his biographer and Gen John Allen and a socialite friend that nobody is paying attention to the REAL problem staring us in the face. 

Election Day is long over now, but more and more reports are coming in as to the pattern of voting inconsistencies. In 59 polling places in Philadelphia and 9 polling places in Cuyahoga County specifically Cleveland, not one vote was cast for Mitt Romney. While that sounds mysterious and inconsistent, it becomes rather obvious there was some sort of voter fraud as some votes were cast for third party candidates. If not for Cuyahoga County’s rampant voter fraud, Romney would have won Ohio. 

Here is where the problem lies; The Federal Election Commission’s only mission is to enforce campaign finance laws and has nothing to do with elections or even fraud. Our forefathers chose to separate elections from the Federal Government and give the laws and enforcement of voting to individual states. 

There have been 47 states that are circulating “petitions for secession.” Even extremely liberal states have filed them, to show their extreme displeasure in the results from Election Day. 

With 50 (or 57 depending on who you talk to) states charged with maintaining voting integrity, it becomes a real problem to address the problem as one issue. I know that with the corruption in liberal Maryland a recount would never be ordered as long as their candidate won! I’m sure many other liberal states would fall lock stock behind Obama too. 

Let’s just for argument sake forget this election results entirely because nothing will ever be addressed. How do we assure that future elections will be honest and free from voter fraud? Unless universal rules are passed by each state to assure honesty (including voter ID) nothing will change.  

Our forefather’s handling of state’s rights leaves a lot to be desired in this issue. Of course they were faced with only 13 original states but we will probably be faced with 51 states in the next election cycle as Puerto Rico gets ratified as a state. 

Who do you report voter fraud to? The FBI gave a phone number to report it to, but so far they have been extremely silent on the issue. The answer is obvious to me. Because the FBI and every other agency reports to the DOJ first and then to the Whitehouse indirectly, the inhabitant in the Oval Office is the last voice to whether the fraud gets investigated or not.
 
Past history of picking and choosing on what laws to enforce by way of the DOJ have shown to be dismal at best, criminal at worst. 

Nothing will ever happen from this voting fraud………we are the 47.6% that didn’t vote for him and as he said before the election……..”Vote for revenge!” 

Sad statement on our country when the President isn’t one for the people…..only a spokesperson for the Democratic Party.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Post Election Thoughts

Post Election Thoughts
Ron Boat
 
I’ve taken a couple days to think. Think about our election, its results for America – now and in the future.

This isn’t meant to be overly negative and certainly not racist. It’s just meaningful observation and my thoughts and conclusion. You make your own conclusions because you have to answer for, and be responsible for your own lives.

We’re a country falling apart. We’ve got a government gone mad. We’re run by leaders with no morals, ethics or no sense. During the devastation of our recent storm we had a mayor that wouldn’t allow the national guard in to help prevent looting because they carry guns. He wouldn’t allow food donations to the homeless because the city couldn’t verify salt, fiber or fat content. We had states where more people voted than lived there – yet no one seems to care or question. Qualified power company workers came from afar to the aid of their fellow citizens in a time when NY and NJ needed power for heat, keeping food and just living only to be turned away because they “weren’t union workers.”
 
We’re a country that refuses to plan ahead. We sit on the largest natural supplies of energy in the word yet are willing to send $200+ BILLION a year to our enemies so we can drive our cars without running a pipeline or drilling a well. We subjugate our desire for continued self-reliance by giving more power to world organizations so they can control our waterways, our laws, our energy rights, internet and gun laws. I’ve been self-employed my whole life and know what I need to do for tomorrow. So not having water, food and fuel positioned for one of the largest storms of the century doesn’t make sense. Although it’s probably as governmentally brilliant as closing a needed FEMA office because of weather.

We have national media, once made up of respected journalists, who now either #1 won’t tell us what’s going on or #2 will lie about it for the sake of keeping a man in office. They hide things and twist things so that reality and meaning are what they want you to think – not what is. And it does make one wonder their reasoning for such deception.

We have a president who blatantly lies and thinks nothing of it. He lied to mislead during his first campaign promising anything to anyone just to get elected. There are reasons for this I’d like to cover in my next contribution. I thought America had come further than this but we continue to be dumber and more senseless and will buy into anything as long as it gets us stuff. FREE stuff.

He lied in office about activities and his people (whom he touts as qualified yet some have no experience for the jobs they hold – like him), and covers up maleficence with executive orders and stonewalling. He is willing to put Americans at risk, ignoring facts and truths, for the sake of….. well who really knows why…. And then will lie about it in order to cover his mistakes AND thinking the American is stupid enough not to care or will never find out – he’s probably partially right.

We know that America is changing. O’Reilly said it first and then Limbaugh and others are echoing the fact that it isn’t “a white America” any more. We didn’t start out to be or deliberately form our country as such – it happened based on where we came from. We're now a changing nation more full of minorities than ever before. Pat Buchanan mentioned that he grew up in a neighborhood that was 3% minority – now it’s 33%. We’re being overrun from the south with Hispanics and others – some legal and most illegal – and while some come with good intentions and seeking jobs, they’re not for engineering or technical skills but yard workers, construction workers, and maids. We’re not “making” any more in America we’re just “doing.” And that’s not productive or stable. Think about the great achievers like Steve Jobs or Bill Gates or others. How old are they? Any new inventions, processes or innovations lately from 20 or 30 year olds?

Through immigration and birth, there’s more Hispanics and blacks (being Welsh American myself, African American is not a term I think is needed) and middle easterners than ever and in most cases they bring with them a mentally that is different. America was born out of rebellion, born to be free, open and independent from government but dependent only on the ingenuity and creativity of its people. One where just about any opportunity was available to anyone that wanted to invest his time, brain and money to make as much money and success as he wanted: and in the process made opportunity and money for others who worked for him and alongside him until such time that many broke away to do their own thing. Today success is a bad thing, unacceptable, demonized and Obama even has plans to limit executive compensation because “it’s not fair” that some make more than others.

And if you do make a success of yourself, then it’s important you GIVE part or most of that success to those who are “less fortunate” which generally means the lazy in our society whose numbers are growing by the month. We’re a giving nation but we give by choice, not by dictate of the government. And when you have 73 % - 73% - of black children being born without a father in the house, who’s providing for those kids? The taxpayer through medical services, PELL grants, housing, food stamps, Aid to dependent children, free medical and educational benefits, free transportation, affirmative action opportunities, money and checks just given…. For no reason than others have… and they don’t. Even now many pay more than half – HALF – of what they make in taxes. Why work 6 months every year for someone else? Aren’t these people’s own families and futures as important as those who choose to take a less productive path in life? And before you get yourselves in a fit, I'm not talking about the truly misfortunate or unlucky. We need safety nets, we don’t need safety living.

This election was won because of one reason: Those taking outnumber those making. They want more stuff. They want those food stamps and government union jobs with life time benefits no one can afford. They want those Obama-phones and my friends the numbers are growing and they will not stop. Obama won with less votes than got him in office in the first place but there’s a growing number that say “hey… If he’s in office, I can get mine.”

We are seeing the change of America and it’s not good. There’s a chance it may not be good again because these numbers are growing out of control and we have a complicit government that is happy to accommodate so as to gain more and more control… and the people are happy to take more and more free stuff. I don’t mean to overemphasize this out of proportion but it’s true, it’s happening, and if we don’t see it then we are blind and doomed to our own fate as others dictate to us.

I'm not sure about you but I question that I want to live in a country run by minorities. Not because of the color of their skin, but because of their mindset and expectations that we will provide all…. and that’s what’s happening. Some have said we need to educate and change their thinking – well I'm not sure but I don’t think you can legislate intelligence and morality. I said while living and running a business in California in the 90’s that one day this country would be controlled by the illegal, the illiterate, the lazy and stupid of our society – well… it’s happened and when a majority of people vote back into office a guy who has driven us to the financial brink of existence, has demeaned our friends and emboldened our enemies, driven up poverty, reduced household incomes, increased welfare and the “gimme mine” numbers while increasing taxes to pay for it… then you can see where we’re headed. And it’s not going to change because we’re on a path.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Dear Patriots:

Dear Patriots:

William G. Burmer

Here I am staring at a blank page with a deluge of thoughts racing through my mind regarding this past election and other related events wondering; What to Say? My wife has turned off the TV, radio and stopped reading the paper. She is outraged by the “Monday morning quarterbacking” by the same commentators as before the election filling the air with their swill of shouda, cuda, wouda their words lacking any true foundation, reason, or solutions. I am cynical enough to believe that George Soros and his billions had something to do with the Election outcome; I also believe that the truth of it will eventually show its twisted tentacle’s.
We are lectured that elections have consequences. Where are the consequences for treason, swearing an oath falsely, lying to the American public, usurping Congress’s role as law maker via executive orders, supporting foreign governments (IE the UN) against the Laws of the United States of America? At the very least President Obama should be impeached, followed by disallowing him any benefits of office after impeachment. 
It is clear there is nothing revealing, nothing encouraging, indeed nothing coming from any of the news sources, or poles, that is not already known or suspected. All commentary seems to be bent on compromise, or capitulation; none of which appeals to any of us who have an abiding love of Country and our Constitution.
Indeed, principle and character are lacking in most of the news media, the GOP overall and missing altogether from the DNC as it pertains too many of our elected leadership currently residing in Washington D.C. Each would do well to (at a minimum) consider getting back to basics. By this I mean, reading our history our legacy as a nation, and abiding the Constitution and honoring their oath of office. Objectively this is the only real solution to our nation's dilemma under the reign of OBAMA. I personally despise this man like I despise Satan himself.
On one hand Politics has become a dirty word, especially so today for those who have ears to hear and eyes that see. It reeks of back door dealing, bribery, debauchery of law, money and power over the people, rather than being public servants of the people. On the other hand there are a seemingly increasing majority of citizens who are in need of a large dose of education. These folks need to have their blood filtered by dialysis to rid themselves of the freebie, gimme, and entitlement toxins infecting their minds, bodies and souls.
When I consider what our founders went through to create what is America and its Constitution, seem pretty academic. Their beginnings were not unlike the divisions we struggle with as seen the last four years. There was the Loyalist who did not want any change in the colonies as they existed under King George III, during the Revolution, as they a owed their jobs to the King. There were the Tories who supported the idea of independence but opposed war with England; both would be classed as “Today’s Moderates” leaning towards counterrevolution, classicism, unionism, liberalism and monarchism. Today their ideology is called Progressivism, this makes them feel less like the Communists they truly are.
Finally there were the Colonists who desired separation from England and the King, those patriots such as George Washington, Nathan Hale, and Ben Franklin who became a part of Americas Founders, who won our independence from England and created a constitutional limited government. Today they would be classed as Conservatives, Tea Party members, and capitalists’.
Faith, love of country, and an abiding love of God and his principles are which made America and its Government coveted around the World for more than 200 years; those ingredients, to a greater degree than any other time in the history of America, is what are missing today. They need a restoration, even a resurrection of them in some cases, planted deep into the hearts and minds of all Americans.
I have asked the question in my own mind as of late’ where are our leaders who possess selfless character, the moral integrity and education that possessed our founders; where are the American people who of like manner that will indulge the influence of a refined education, faith in God and Morality, where is the thoughtful reason and character that will make America great once more?
My humble opinion, in sum says a return to religious principle is the key to our success in these regards. We know there are good people available, it may take some serious house cleaning, but it can be done. James Madison once wrote: “The happy union of these states is a wonder; their Constitution is a miracle’ the example the hope of liberty throughout the world. Woe to the ambition that would meditate the destruction of either!’ (1829 while serving at the Virginia Constitutional Convention, underlining added) America is to be the example to the World we live in, not to become like the rest of the World our Founders fought to escape.
There can be no compromise or capitulation in any degree with regards to our Constitution or its Godly principles. To part from it will spin America irretrievably back to the monarchies and dictatorships seen around the world. Evil must be defeated in America where ever it exists. There are no other options.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Lost Faith


Lost Faith
Kevin Bryant 

The election is over and Obama has won a second term. 12 years ago, America would not have elected Barack Obama president much less even re-elected him with the shape America is in now. Obama spent 4 years blaming everything on George Bush and the Republican Party. Who is he going to blame now? 

When FOX news had the returns at 163 to 163, I knew right then with certainty that Obama was going to win re-election. It was right then that I lost my faith in the American people. It was also right then that I felt an overwhelming desire in my stomach to get sick and I did.  

We have gone from a nation of people that strives to succeed to a nation of people that wants success handed to them like it is owed to them somehow. Just writing this, I again have that sickening feeling in my stomach. I know America could have erased the effects of 4 years of Obama in office. We can’t erase the damage now. Everyone that voted for Obama sold their freedom, their rights and the soul of America to the government for a free handout. The problem is, those handouts aren’t free. Someone has to pay for them.  

Every great republic throughout history sold the soul of their country and their own freedoms for a slice of the treasury because they felt they were entitled. November 6th, 2012 America joined those nations.  

I don’t want to see what the future holds for America because history time and again has already showed us, Rome, Great Britain, France, Greece, the list goes on and on. America will survive another 4 years of an Obama presidency but she will never again be the economic leader of the world or have the world’s greatest military. We will no longer see people wanting to come to America to be treated for their medical conditions and we will see Americans going overseas for treatments they used to get here, as long as they can afford it. 

The majority of our laws will no longer come from those we elected to represent us. Our laws will come from the Department of Health and Human Services, the will come from Environmental Protection Agency and most of all, they will come from the United Nations. Yes, the U.N. already has climate change treaties drawn up and the Law of the Sea Treaty just waiting for an eager Obama to sign. The U.N. in conjunction with the EPA will mandate cap –n- trade and the U.N. is already set to impose taxes on all of us to pay for them in accordance with their treaty and the EPA. Rationing of healthcare will start almost immediately once Obamacare fully kicks in because there won’t be enough money to pay for it.  

No, America sold out for an additional 6 weeks of unemployment benefits, a free cell phone, union auto manufacturing jobs that are already set to go overseas & to South America.  

I have faith in God. I have faith in family. I have faith in my friends. I lost my faith in the American government in 1988 and now in 2012, I have lost faith in the majority of the American people. When, if ever you, the masses that traded our national soul so you can have a free Obama phone decide you made a mistake and wish to fight once again for your rights and your freedoms, maybe I’ll help, maybe I’ll be living in South America by then, who knows.  

What I do know is, I have no faith in 51% of the American people and I will no longer fight for your rights and your freedoms. You sold out our country and our way of life and if you don’t care about our nation, why the hell should I care about you.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Things We Learned Last Night


Things We Learned Last Night
Al Ritter 

If it is true that voters in general are stupid, then those politicians are elected by their peers. Last night was a true demonstration of the old adage. “Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers.”

Let’s review what America confirmed for Barack Obama:

It was confirmed last night that America agrees with Obamacare, and it should never be repealed.

It was confirmed last night that America believes that Obama is the best man to fix the economy.

It was confirmed that Catholics believe that Obama’s policy trumps their religious belief of Pro-Life.

It was confirmed that America should be just one country in many rather than the most powerful in the world.

It was confirmed last night that bullying and intimidation is not only ok, but should be used exclusively to get one’s way.

It was confirmed last night that lying is a perfectly acceptable means to an end.

It was confirmed last night that the oppressive backwards way of life known as Sharia Law will not only be accepted in America, but be woven into our laws.

It was confirmed that America not only approves of the administration’s handling of foreign policy but that continued deaths of our personnel is acceptable.

It was confirmed last night that America approves of our porous border with Mexico, and the Presidential executive order of “dream act” will continue.

It was confirmed last night that the national debt will NOT lower but only increase.

It was confirmed last night that printed money will not only continue to happen, but increase in the next four years.

It was confirmed last night that taxation rate will increase for the wealthy.

It was confirmed last night that the racial divide in America will not only continue but increase.

It was confirmed last night that laws in polling places will not only be ignored but never prosecuted.

It was confirmed last night that the DOJ will continue to be the enforcement arm of the Executive branch, and will never comply with congressional demands.

It was confirmed last night that only certain laws will be enforced while others won’t.

It was confirmed last night that as long as he remains a Senator, Harry Reid will NEVER submit a budget.

It was confirmed last night that extravagant spending by the first family will continue while America suffers.

It was confirmed last night that an already record number food stamps will be increasing.

It was confirmed last night that record numbers of unemployed will continue, and it can’t be fixed.

It was confirmed last night that investment of public money into private industry companies will continue especially into failing alternative energies.

It was confirmed last night that gasoline above $3.00 a gallon is not Obama’s fault.

It was confirmed last night that electric production costs will necessarily skyrocket with the elimination of coal as a fuel.

It was confirmed last night that an eventual repeal of the second amendment is on the horizon, and a total ban on guns will shortly follow.

It was confirmed last night that social programs will increase, drastically increasing the number of the users versus the number of producers.

It was confirmed last night that compromising national security for personal political gain is acceptable.

It was confirmed last night that REVENGE is an acceptable reason to vote.

It was confirmed last night that Joe Biden is better than Paul Ryan to be one seat from the Presidency.

It was confirmed last night that it is acceptable for the President to make laws through Executive Order rather than legally pass it through the legislative process.

It was confirmed last night that “cap and trade” will be instituted through EPA guidelines rather than legislative process.

It was confirmed last night that the military budget will now be drastically slashed thus making us far less secure.

It was confirmed last night that the growth and size of government will increase.

It was confirmed last night that the size of our nuclear armaments will decrease.

It was confirmed last night that Iran WILL get a nuclear bomb.

It was confirmed last night that Israel will now be on their own surrounded by Muslim countries bent on destroying them.

It was confirmed last night that the Administration will be giving the UN more power to rule over our Constitution.

It was confirmed last night that government take overs of failed companies will not only continue but necessarily increase as defaults continue.

It was confirmed last night that real estate foreclosures will continue, and the building industry will continue to stagnate.

It was confirmed last night that Administration’s secrecy will continue and transparency will be nonexistent.

It was confirmed last night that the gradual movement to socialism will continue.

It was confirmed last night that personal freedoms will continue to disappear.

It was confirmed last night that Executive Orders will necessarily increase in the Administration’s last term.

It was confirmed last night that more liberals in the Supreme Court will be not only be a possibility but an actuality.

It was confirmed last night that it is acceptable for America to become a godless country.

It was confirmed last night that there are no boundaries on the definition of a conventional marriage.

It was confirmed last night that America now approves of the idea of “leading from behind.”

 

I must admit I was totally shocked at the results of the election last night. These last four years have been the most oppressive for conservatives in recent history. Blatant violations of the Constitution have marred our glorious history. I can’t help but to think about the words from Benjamin Franklin when asked by a woman on the street…….”what have you given us Mr. Franklin?”……..to which he replied……”We have given you a Republic ma’am….if you can keep it.” Every great democracy has destroyed itself from within, given time. I fear we are well on our way down that destructive path. I pray there will be a way back from the abyss.

Last night has left me shaking my head…….people with outstretched hands will ALWAYS outnumber those with the items to fill them. I have never been so disgusted in our government, and so disappointed by our citizens.

You will have to excuse me now; I’m on my way to shop for guns and ammo!

 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Four Years of Wasted Opportunity


Four Years of Wasted Opportunity
Al Ritter
 
Here I sit in the last two days before the election feeling cautiously optimistic of the outcome on Tuesday. For the last 6 years I have devoted my time to writing some 1700 article on the destructive path that the left has taken to “fundamentally transform” our country. I must admit that I have been missing in action the last few months, but my conservative pals Kevin and Grant, have filled my shoes admirably.
My anger over that silent period has grown to the point that if I wrote anything it would have make me look as though I contracted Tourette’s Syndrome over those inactive months. I find it curious how the Democrats can blindly follow a President that constantly lies, and a Senate leader that not only doesn’t lead but refuses to follow the letter of the law and submit a budget! They are both narcissistic megalomaniacs that are not only divisive but totally hypocritical. Past speeches by both Obama and Reid have shown them in their own words condemning G.W.Bush for the very same thing they are doing now…..except they are doing it even more to excess!
I find it shocking and sad that the first Black President of the United States has chosen not only divide America into black and white, but has decided to instruct his Attorney General to pick and choose cases based on race rather than the law. I think that white America has seen this administrations inclination to divide America based on race alone. It seems sad to me that the gains that were made in the race relations area of the 60’s have been largely undone by this President. I think race relations have suffered the largest setback due mainly to Obama’s policies.
The Economy: ……good lord where do I start? The massive increase in the debt way over and above Bush’s “mess he inherited” has gone wildly out of control! Even Obama himself has claimed that the debt is “non-sustainable” and yet he keeps adding to it. The idea that you have to spend money to get the economy has gone to the extreme that every logical thinking person thinks the premise is laughable. Harry Reid absolutely refuses to follow the law and keep raising the debt ceiling without so much as submitting a budget in the last almost four years now, he either needs to step down as speaker and hand the reins to a more moderate democrat will to actually work for a living……..or he needs to be forcibly removed. Either way I seriously hope Romney has a plan on how to deal with him!
Security of our country: Obama and Hillary Clinton have been responsible for grievous breeches in security over the killing of Osama Bin Laden and also the Benghazi situation. The outing of Seal team Six was a death warrant to them and also their families. A Seal Team Six NATO Helicopter was specifically targeted and shot down killing 22 operators in Afghanistan. After the killing of Bin Laden Obama gave permission to have Hollywood producers and directors special access to not only sensitive areas of the Whitehouse but also sensitive details that are still considered to be top secret and haven’t been released to the public, yet the Hollywood elite that haven’t gotten security clearances have this information. All to make a Whitehouse propaganda film!
Operation Fast and Furious: All conservatives feel that Operation Fast and Furious was done to actually put guns in the hands of the Mexican cartel after Hillary misspoke in her first year as Secretary of State position when she claimed that 90% of all guns involved Cartel murders were purchased here in the United States. That was proven as wild exaggeration and so proof had to be offered….enter “Fast and Furious.” Liberals tried to put their best spin on the situation by once again claiming that it was a program started under George Bush which it was not. Fast and Furious was enacted by Obama in 2009 and has been nothing more than a program to put dangerous weapons in the hands of drug cartels to make it easier to pass gun legislation through either the UN or to repeal the second amendment…plain and simple. Obama, Clinton and Holder have direct blood on their hands from this debacle.
Obamacare: Passed under the cloak of darkness as a bill not considered under the law to be a “tax” therefore was considered as a reconciliation vote rather than a tax vote which would have required a 2/3 vote. When argued in the Supreme Court the vote’s legality it was never questioned only it’s worthiness to be called a tax. Judge Roberts entered his majority ruling based on the fact it was a tax. How can this be overturned now if Romney is elected? Who really knows at this point, but for an actual repeal in legislature it’s my feeling it would take a 2/3 vote in the senate to get it done.
Public Investment: When did this start? As far as my old mind works it started about three years ago when Obama’s war on any fossil fuel started. He offered grants and loans to PRIVATE companies from taxpayer money, to subsidize green energy projects he felt that important to his agenda. 90 billion has been thrown away as is now non recoverable as this companies have declared bankruptcy. To put things into perspective the damages from Hurricane Sandy are extensive but are reported to only be in the 10 to 20 billion dollar area. Those are real expenses that need real money not some poorly thought out investment idea.
Jobs: Obama’s policies have been a miserable failure in this area. President Clinton in 1993 signed a welfare reform act that formally took recipients off the unemployed roles once their benefits run out to make himself look better. The sad part is that once unemployment benefits were increased in duration the damage became more pronounced. President Obama claims he created 5.5 million jobs but the actual figures by governmental agencies are saying it has been closer to a 345,000 figure.
I could go on all day about Obama’s failed policies, but the sad part is, he wanted this job, he campaigned to get it and spend lots of money to be in the leader’s seat. What has never done is except responsibility of his actions and policies, instead blaming the last person in charge. Now he wants four more years to inflict damage on the American people in the way of failed policies. I am convinced this man could stand in the middle of Pennsylvania Ave. and murder 10 kittens on national TV and the media wouldn’t even cover it, his talking heads would deny it, and his followers would never even research it! I am convinced that politicians are right………….40% of America IS STUPID!.............Good luck tomorrow Mitt Romney, let’s bring the country back from the edge of the cliff!