Monthly Archives: October 2009

Free speech under attack! A Must read!

The attack on free speech and a free market media is now in high gear. This will be a challenge for us to fight because the administration can attack using an effective combination of legislation and regulation but we must fight back!  Considering the sorry state of the media, alternate media such as cable news, talk radio and the internet are the life line of conservative communications.

Ever heard of Free Press? Until recently I hadn’t either. Here is a blurb from their “About Us” page of their web site:

“Free Press: Reform media. Transform democracy.”

Free Press is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to reform the media. Through education, organizing and advocacy, we promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism, and universal access to communications.

Look at the above statement carefully. Do you see the recurring theme of this administration? (Transform, Organize, Diversity & Public)

Free Press has three main units; Free Press, Save the Internet and Save the News.

Next we may have the administration’s mission statement for attacking the First Amendment – Free Speech!

Free Press’s executive director Josh Silver wrote a position paper called “Public Media’s Moment” which spells out to President Obama how to take advantage of the opportunity to reshape our national communications structure: “The growing crisis facing commercial journalism and public media’s unique ability to address it… makes such reform all the more urgent… you have a rare opportunity to achieve real change and reinvent public media.” Adding: “Just as the economic crisis has put an end to free market fundamentalism, so too should the failure of commercial media to adequately serve the public interest end the myth that government has no role in fulfilling society’s information needs.”

Remember this is the Rahm Emmanuel White House that lives the creed “never let a crisis go to waste”.

The issues Free Press works on:

Media Ownership

Public Media

The Future of the Internet (Net Neutrality)

Quality Journalism

Civil Rights and Media Justice

Building the Media Reform Movement

For more visit the following links:

http://www.freepress.net/

http://www.savetheinternet.com/index.php

And now for their scariest sub-group of all; SaveTheNews.org Here is “What we stand for” from their website:

The crisis facing journalism does not call for a bailout, but for a far-reaching national journalism strategy to save the news. The national journalism strategy must be aggressive but carefully planned, bold but targeted. And it must not be guided by profit-seeking or nostalgia, but rather by core public interest principles.

We need to explore how the federal government can best support the future of investigative journalism, beat reporting and quality news in America. This is not about newspapers, it is about newsrooms. It is not about protecting old institutions, it is about serving local communities. 

We understand that the future of this industry will likely consist of a diverse collection of models, and we recognize the need for experimentation and innovation now and in the future.

Based on our analysis, we have identified five promising policies that should be the top priorities for policymakers:

NEW OWNERSHIP STRUCTURES. Encouraging the establishment of nonprofit and low-profit news organizations through tax exempt (“501(c)(3)”) and low-profit limited liability company (“L3C”) models.

NEW INCENTIVES. Creating tax incentives and revising bankruptcy laws to encourage local, diverse, nonprofit, low-profit and employee ownership.

JOURNALISM JOBS PROGRAM. Funding training and retraining for novice and veteran journalists in multimedia and investigative reporting.

R&D FUND FOR JOURNALISM INNOVATION. Investing in innovative projects and experimenting to identify and nurture new models.

NEW PUBLIC MEDIA. Transforming public broadcasting into a world-class noncommercial news operation using new technology and focused on community service.

We make no claims that these models, alone or collectively, will automatically provide a panacea to the crisis in journalism. However, we believe that these alternatives are worth further consideration, study and action. All of these models, to varying degrees, attempt to circumvent market failure with structural alternatives that seek to democratize media. Furthermore, they all could be accomplished via specific policy interventions and are politically viable, though formidable challenges exist. Most importantly, we hope that by highlighting these options, we can begin a truly public conversation about what the future of journalism should look like and point policymakers and regulators toward an agenda that will save the news and serve the public good.

http://www.savethenews.org/

As scary as each of the individual points are consider this statement: We need to explore how the federal government can best support the future of investigative journalism, beat reporting and quality news in America. Is the hair on the back of your neck standing up yet?

Now think back to the comment’s of the FCC’s resident Commie Mark Lloyd, its’ newly appointed Diversity Officer:

In his 2006 book, Prologue to a Farce: Communications and Democracy in America, Lloyd called for making private broadcasting companies pay licensing fees equal to their total operating costs. These funds would be given to public broadcasting outlets to allow them the same funding to support their operations as a private company would have. In other words, corporate redistribution of wealth. Money is not the only thing that Lloyd wants redistributed, he wants to “regulate much of the programming on these stations to make sure they focused on ‘diverse views’ and government activities.” Hmmm, ‘diverse views’ and government activities.” He is a fan of Hugo Chavez and his state run media so… I wonder what he means by “government activities”?

Let’s not forget that this is a White House that refuses any interaction with Fox News and has all but made them an official enemy of the administration. In fact they have demonstrated that they will go after anyone that dares to question or challenge their agenda. Think – Fox, Chamber of Commerce and health insurance companies.

Are you sensing a theme? How about social reengineering through media control? I say it every post and I’ll say it again now, this is another threat to YOUR American way of life!

This is government moving toward policies that control the media, the internet and free speech. These policies will redistribute wealth and control all the messaging.

Radio and the internet are the primary tools for exchange of conservative ideas and conversation. We can not let them take our voices away. We must fight back and stand up for our rights. Liberty and freedom are ours to lose if we don’t get involved; in the end we will only have ourselves to blame if we do nothing.

Restore the Republic, Reject State Run Media and the loss of free Speech!

“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” ~Alexis de Tocqueville

 

Can we destroy the US? UN: We Can Do It!

On Monday,  Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the United Nations wrote an Op/Ed for the N.Y. Times explaining the importance of the Copenhagen Climate Summit to the future of mankind. If I didn’t know he was a Harvard educated South Korean, based on his name and his comments I’d think he was a dope smoking hippie from a California commune. His Op/Ed follows – read and make note of the bold passages. At the end we will discuss the concerns that every American should have as you digest this Climate Change propaganda piece courtesy of the left wing media. 

N.Y. Times   October 26, 2009

Op-Ed Contributor

We Can Do It

By BAN KI-MOON

Every day, the critical December summit in Copenhagen grows closer. All agree that climate change is an existential threat to humankind. Yet agreement on what to do still eludes us.

How can this be? The issues are complex, affecting everything from national economies to individual lifestyles. They involve political trade-offs and commitments of resources no leader can undertake lightly. We could see all that at recent climate negotiations in Bangkok. Where we needed progress, we saw gridlock.

Yet the elements of a deal are on the table. All we require to put them in place is political will. We need to step back from narrow national interest and engage in frank and constructive discussion in a spirit of global common cause.

In this, we can be optimistic. Meeting in London earlier this week, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown told the leaders of 17 major economies (responsible for some 80 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions) that success in Copenhagen is within reach—if they themselves engage, and especially if they themselves go to Copenhagen to push an agenda for change.

U.S. leadership is crucial. That is why I am encouraged by the spirit of compromise shown in the bipartisan initiative announced last week by John Kerry and Lindsey Graham. Here was a pair of U.S. senators — one Republican, the other Democratic — coming together to bridge their parties’ differences to address climate change in a spirit of genuine give-and-take.

We cannot afford another period where the United States stands on the sidelines. An engaged United States can lead the world to seal a deal to combat climate change in Copenhagen. An indecisive or insufficiently engaged United States will cause unnecessary — and ultimately unaffordable — delay in concrete strategies and policies to beat this looming challenge.

Leaders across the globe are increasingly showing the engagement and leadership we need. Last month, President Barack Obama joined more than 100 others at a climate change summit at U.N. headquarters in New York — sending a clear message of solidarity and commitment. So did the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea, all of whom pledged to promote the development of clean energy technologies and ensure that Copenhagen is a success.

Japan’s prime minister promised a 25 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2020, laying down a marker for other industrialized nations. The European Union, too, has pledged to make a 30 percent reduction as part of a global agreement. Norway has announced its readiness for a 40 percent cut in emissions. Brazil has unveiled plans to substantially cut emissions from deforestation. India and China are implanting programs to curb emissions as well.

Looking forward to Copenhagen, I have four benchmarks for success:

Every country must do its utmost to reduce emissions from all major sources, including from deforestation and emissions from shipping and aviation. Developed countries must strengthen their mid-term mitigation targets, which are currently nowhere close to the cuts that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says are needed. Developing countries must slow the rise in their emissions and accelerate green growth as part of their strategies to reduce poverty.

A successful deal must strengthen the world’s ability to cope with an already changing climate. In particular, it must provide comprehensive support to those who bear the heaviest climate impacts. Support for adaptation is not only an ethical imperative; it is a smart investment in a more stable, secure world.

A deal needs to be backed by money and the means to deliver it. Developing countries need funding and technology so they can move more quickly toward green growth. The solutions we discuss cannot be realized without substantial additional financing, including through carbon markets and private investment.

A deal must include an equitable global governance structure. All countries must have a voice in how resources are deployed and managed. That is how trust will be built.

Can we seal a comprehensive, equitable and ambitious deal in Copenhagen that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global temperature rise to a scientifically safe level? Can we catalyze clean energy growth? Can we help to protect the most vulnerable nations from the effects of climate change? Can we expect the United States to play a leading role?

The best answer to all these questions was given last week by Senators Kerry and Graham: “Yes, we can.”

Ban Ki-moon is secretary general of the United Nations.

Link to: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/26/opinion/26iht-edban.html?_r=1

 Now for a little rebuttal/explanation:

  •  All agree that climate change is an existential threat to humankind. No, all do not agree. Internationally, there is a growing number of scientists speaking out, challenging and debunking the “science” of climate change.
  • We need to step back from narrow national interest and engage in frank and constructive discussion in a spirit of global common cause. Sing along now, “they are the world, they want to destroy us…” A global common cause, ever heard of UN Agenda 21? If you haven’t, you better do some research. Start here: UN Agenda 21 & how it will destroy US sovereignty http://wp.me/pv8jP-a0
  •  “…John Kerry and Lindsey Graham. Here was a pair of U.S. senators — one Republican, the other Democratic — coming together to bridge their parties’ differences to address climate change in a spirit of genuine give-and-take”. Two things here; first on the basis of this alone Lindsey Graham should be kicked out of the Republican and second the only giving and taking that will happening in Copenhagen will be American money, competitiveness and sovereignty.
  • Last month, President Barack Obama joined more than 100 others at a climate change summit at U.N. headquarters in New York — sending a clear message of solidarity and commitment. It appears that PBO is poised to go along with this insanity because it furthers his domestic agenda and gives the government excuse for further regulation/control.
  • Developed countries must strengthen their mid-term mitigation targets, which are currently nowhere close to the cuts that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says are needed. Translation: We must hurry and pass Cap & Trade so we can do our part in solving this global crisis. After all the science is settled, right? Just ignore the fact that there has been a steady decline in temperatures since 1999. Besides, if we hurry up and get involved in the international plan quickly, Al Gore, GE & Goldman Sachs can all improve their bottom lines at the expense of everyone else. After all, isn’t that what the Audacity of Hope is all about?
  • In particular, it must provide comprehensive support to those who bear the heaviest climate impacts. Support for adaptation is not only an ethical imperative… Developing countries need funding and technology so they can move more quickly toward green growth. The solutions we discuss cannot be realized without substantial additional financing, including through carbon markets and private investment.  Again, with the guilt. This is also another program to create social justice and redistribution of wealth.
  •  A deal must include an equitable global governance structure. All countries must have a voice in how resources are deployed and managed. That is how trust will be built. Now you may think that I am cynical but this is the most dangerous statement of all. What do the words “equitable global governance structure” mean to you? All countries must have a voice in how resources are deployed and managed? Seriously, regardless of whom they belong to? So to gain the trust of the rest of the world, we need to subsidize them AND share our resources! Remember that Agenda 21 thing I keep brining up? Can you say, “One World Government?” Don’t kid yourself – this can happen in America! Obama and his band of radical Czars, advisers and socialist comrades are on board with the UN and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

 It is time to Wake Up, America! We are at a turning point in American history. Every choice in the next twelve months is potentially a monumental one. We must stop the advance of socialism and global governance in our country, right now. With a lot of work and dedication we can make it to the mid term elections so we can throw out the bums in Congress who are enabling this administration’s agenda to “fundamentally transform America”. The danger that Ronald Reagan often spoke of has never been greater than it is right now. 

If you love our country and our way of life, if you believe in the Constitution and the American Dream then you must get engaged now! Speak up, make your voice heard. Hold your elected representatives accountable for every vote they cast. They work for us! 

Time is running out! Our freedom, liberty and sovereignty are at risk of being lost. It can happen in, even in America, when we take too much for granted. It is time for every citizen to defend America by engaging in their civic responsibility to participate in the democratic process and make their voice heard. As they say “Speak now or forever hold your piece.” 

I will close with the wisdom of George Washington who said, “Harmony, liberal intercourse with all nations, are recommended by policy, humanity, and interest. But even our commercial policy should hold an equal and impartial hand; neither seeking nor granting exclusive favors or preferences; consulting the natural course of things; diffusing and diversifying by gentle means the streams of commerce, but forcing nothing; establishing (with powers so disposed, in order to give trade a stable course, to define the rights of our merchants, and to enable the government to support them) conventional rules of intercourse, the best that present circumstances and mutual opinion will permit, but temporary, and liable to be from time to time abandoned or varied, as experience and circumstances shall dictate; constantly keeping in view that it is folly in one nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that, by such acceptance, it may place itself in the condition of having given equivalents for nominal favors, and yet of being reproached with ingratitude for not giving more. There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion, which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.” 

It is a pity that somewhere along the way we lost sight of this advice. However, maybe it is not too late to turn from our current self destructive path. Calling all patriots….

 Restore the Republic, Reject Global Governance!

Calling all Conservative Leaders, Statesmen and Patriots……

“Come forward, then, and give us the aid of your talents and the weight of your character towards the new establishment of republicanism.” –Thomas Jefferson

 Today’s blog is based on my opinion, observations and perception of what I see going on in our government.  The things I see could cause me to lose faith and hope in our great country but I refuse to give in to those feelings. Instead, I am recommitting myself to spreading the word, partnering with others who also refuse to give in and making a passionate call to American citizens across our country to step forward. It is time to get involved and make a difference.

Webster offers a couple of variations on the definition of a “politician” but the one that seems most fitting these days is “one who seeks partisan or personal gain often by crafty or dishonest means.”

In recent years it seems we have had a difficult time attracting anyone other than “politicians” to take leadership roles in our government, real leaders want less and less to do with elected office. This is most likely due to the harsh light cast on those in public life. The level of personal scrutiny that an individual must endure to embark on the path to public service is enough to scare off most sane people.

“One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don’t go into government”. – Donald Trump

 Successful, intelligent and ethical individuals who have lived a “normal” life and made common mistakes shy away from throwing their hat in the ring. The personal sacrifices that they and their families must make are often too steep a price to pay for the privilege of serving ones’ country, state or community.

Ironically, character is often what is most lacking in today’s political leaders. Yet the very mistakes, trials and tribulations that become the subject of scrutiny are often the life changing experiences that build character and moral fiber. 

And of course, there are the games, compromises and the abandonment of values that seems to be a requirement of “getting anything done.” 

Today’s politicians have become largely a collection of “actors’ playing the part of leaders. They have self serving agendas that are equally split between their personal goals and repaying debts to those who supported their candidacy. Most are career politicians who have made a job out of “public service”. 

How do we change this trend? How do we get real leaders and statesmen to get involved in government again? Real leaders are made up of five key dimensions; heart, purpose, values, self discipline and their relationships. Using these indicators we can measure the quality of a leader.   

Let’s start electing real people with character, ethics, morals and flaws, who were forged in the real world under fire. Let’s support men and women who understand the Constitution and the values that it represents. We need real conservative leaders to take our country back and restore our way of life. Being conservative means supporting traditional views and values. Moderate or Centrist Republicans are not conservatives. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Olympia Snowe are not conservatives. Compromising our values is not leadership. It is time for a change!

We need:

  • principled men and women who are willing to represent the values of their constituents and do what’s best for their country, their state or community
  • true leaders that will not mortgage our future for short term victories or sell their values to the highest bidder in exchange for support on an item they want
  • leaders who have common sense, love their country and believe in the American dream

We are at a dangerous crossroads in our history. The 2010 election is the most important this country may ever have. Conservatives need to prepare now. We need to take control of the Republican party where ever we can. We need to hold the party leadership accountable for our recent failures. WE are not Democrats! WE do not want to become Democrats. We need the party leaders to represent us and our values rather than protect their individual power. Anywhere the party won’t support a conservative candidate, we need to find one to run as an independent. It is time for real change – a return to our values!

 It’s time to; Restore the Republic, Reject Politicians and their Agendas!

I’ll close the same way I opened with the wisdom of Thomas Jefferson:

 “Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, rottenness begins in his conduct.”  – Thomas Jefferson

“Public offices were not made for private convenience.” -Thomas Jefferson

 “I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty.” – Thomas Jefferson

“We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” – Thomas Jefferson

Calling all Conservative Leaders, Statesmen and Patriots……………..

Barney Frank – “…we are trying at every front to increase the role of government in the regulatory area”

In a recent debate with Ralph Nader, Barney Frank said the following:

“…We’re in there fighting these things. The right wing took control of government and ruined it. They gave it a bad reputation. Now that we are trying at every front to increase the role of government in the regulatory area, we run into this public opinion that says, hey, those are the guys who screwed up Katrina. So the frustration is they’re benefiting from their own incompetence”.

Then he went on to say….

“There’s going to be a systematic risk council. The systematic risk council will have the duty of monitoring to see in any institution or any pattern is causing a risk. If it is they will step in well before we’re faced with this kind of collapse. They would have said to AIG, you may not sell any more credit to false swaps, we are going to use the bankruptcy authority of the Constitution to put these — this regulatory body in charge of putting these people out of their misery. When the right wing started talking about death panels, they were right for the wrong reason. We are going to have death panels, but they’re going to be death panels that are going to put to death these institutions before they can cause us problems, not old people”.

The arrogance of this Congressman and his cohorts is unbelievable! Watch the video below:

Where are we headed as a country when the government thinks that they need to create a systemic risk council so they can run rough shod over businesses that step out of line in their eyes?  What happened to businesses being able to succeed or fail on their own? What happened to good old fashioned bankruptcy? What happened to the free market  capitalism on which our economy  and our country were built?

To quote Rush Limbaugh, “I wonder how many regulators Barney whacked trying to stop what was going on in the subprime mortgage stuff. By the way, these guys want to try to take risk out of everything. I made the point last week, this is a nation built on risk-taking. That’s what entrepreneurism is. … You know, I was thinking, Barney Frank is worse, ladies and gentlemen, than any executive who has ever been a crook in the private sector. Barney Frank uses his position and the law to promote the destruction of the housing market and all that goes with it. Then he blocked efforts to correct what he and others of his ilk had unleashed”.

If we are going to save our country and our national sovereignty, we must save our economy first! We can not save the economy if the government is going to continue to meddle in the free market. Nationalization of the banks and the auto companies coupled a manufacturing czar, a pay czar, cap and tax legislation, a meddling EPA  and a pro union administration spells doom for a meaningful recovery.

As Americans we need to face the facts. The administration’s economic policy which punishes success and capitalism is killing the economy. Unemployment continues to rise and new jobs are not being created. The credit market for business capitalization remains mostly frozen. Regional banks failures have already  reached 100 this year. Home foreclosures continue to rise and our country’s credit rating is in decline. The handwriting is on the wall, if we don’t do something soon we will be facing an economic crash of epic proportions, followed by hyper-inflation.

The G20, the IMF and the UN are waiting, watching and licking their chops. If our economy fails we lose our position as leaders of the free world. The dollar will no longer be the premier currency and ultimately it will compromise our national sovereignty.

It is time to take action. It is time to tell the government to stop meddling in business and end their excessive spending. Government does not create wealth it, consumes it. We do not need contrived shovel ready projects or non value added government jobs. It is time to return to our roots, to what made us great; small government, free market capitalism and American ingenuity. We need to rebuild our manufacturing base and manufacture durable goods which will create jobs. We need to lower taxes to stimulate investment to get the economy moving.

It is time to contact your elected representatives and tell them: No more spending and No more meddling! The time is now – Restore the Republic, Restore the American Dream and Reject the Economic Policies of the Socialist Left!

 “…and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They [socialists] always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them.” – Prime Minister Thatcher

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” — Patrick Henry 

Kill the Cows!

According to Lord Stern of Brentford, a leading authority (?) on global warming, we all need to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle, if the ware going to conquer climate change.

In a recent interview, Lord Stern said: “Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better.”

Farting cows and other livestock are a major source of methane emissions into the atmosphere. Methane is 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas according to some scientists.

Lord Stern, went on to speculate that a successful agreement in Copenhagen at the Climate Change Conference could lead to a sharp spike in prices for meat and other foods that produce large quantities of greenhouse gas.

He predicted that as people become more responsible, they will become more concerned about the carbon content of their food. He probably would like to see it added to the nutritional information panel of all foods. According to the UN, meat production is responsible for about 18 per cent of global carbon emissions.

Meanwhile back at home, Democrats have attached themselves to their usual solution – if want to get rid of something tax it out of existence.  Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-WI., the ranking member of the House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming, if the current climate change bill becomes law it could have a devastating impact on agribusiness. In the absence of a technology based solution for livestock methane emissions the congressman said, “I don’t know if we’re supposed to develop the technology to strap a catalytic converter on the back of a cow”, since a capture and convert strategy would be a more earth friendly solution than a tax.

At this rate, hamburger will replace steak as a luxury item and the price of food will keep going up. Amazing how every “green” initiative has a negative effect on the price of something.

Let’s for a minute pretend that this madness makes some sort of sense. Is the Lord of Brentford suggesting a mass murder of livestock? What about horses and camels, don’t they fart too? Maybe we should by him a copy of “The Gas We Pass: The Story of Farts” by Shinta Cho, as he seems to be in denial about how things really work.

Do you ask yourself with increasing frequency… Who are these idiots and who put them in charge?

It is time to stop the madness! Reject Climate Change Legislation and the Copenhagen Treaty proposals! Restore the Republic – Enough is Enough!

By the way vegans beware – don’t sit there with that smug look on your face – beans are next!

Read more at: 

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6891362.ece

A Pig with lipstick is still a pig!

Today, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a new label for the “public option” referring to it instead as the “consumer option.” The public option, under which the government would offer health insurance is the most debated element of healthcare reform.

Pelosi explained the public option/consumer option this way; “We are not throwing them (consumers) to the wolves of the insurance industry without an option for them to choose which is what I would call not the public option, but the consumer option. And option for consumers to either choose to go to the private sector if they wish or have some leverage by saying I have another choice here. “It lowers costs. It lowers cost. Remember it lowers cost. That’s very important, by tens of billions of dollars, the consumer option lowers cost to the budget and to the taxpayer. It keeps the insurance companies honest by increasing competition ….”

Pelosi claims the “consumer option” conveys a more accurate impression than “public option.”

I can only conclude that Pelosi thinks we are all idiots and that her feeble attempt at rebranding will trick us into believing that Congress is listenining to us.

Couple this with the shenanigans going on in the Senate under Harry Reid’s direction and you really do have to wonder if they respect or care about the voters and their opinions at all. See below:

From The Huffington Post:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Monday that the bill he will bring to the Senate floor will include a public health insurance option that individual states could decline to participate in.

“I’ve concluded –with the support of the White House, Senators Dodd and Baucus — that the best way to move forward is to include a public option with the opt-out provision for states,” said Reid, referring to the Senate health and finance committee representatives, respectively, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.). “The public option, with an opt-out, is the one that’s fair.”

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/26/reid-the-public-option-wi_n_334284.html

The only victory in this fight is to send them back to the drawing board. Every version of the proposed bill is simply a “trojan horse” for what they really want. These bills are all designed to evolve through modifications and tinkering to become the bill that Obama and the Democrats want. Remember what Obama has said it may take 10 or 15 years but single payer is what we really want. Also remember Romney care in Massachusetts, it is a disaster. Romney claims that the bill he signed is no longer reflected in the current system and the democrats in the state house are to blame. Either way it proves if they can get their foot in the door all bets are off.

So in the end a pig with lipstick is still a pig!

Restore the Republic, Reject the Agenda of the Progressive Left!

The Sky is Falling!

In 1943, as a comment on the war Walt Disney produced a cartoon version of the classic Chicken Little.  In this version of the tale, Foxy Loxy is a cunning villain who uses a number of psychological tactics to drive a farm full of animals into a cave to be eaten. Slightly disturbing and quite political it was a not so subtle message about manipulation of the facts and emotions to gain compliance.  The stimulus package, healthcare reform, climate change …. The sky is falling and if we don’t take action right away…. look familar? Watch the video – yeah it’s a cartoon but what a powerful message…..

A Special Thanks to Rosie O’Connor for pointing me to this cartoon in response to my post of  “Make Mine Freedom”.

Amazingly when you consider these two 1940’s cartoons, what we face today is nothing new to our great country. Except the difference this time is; there are many people in our government that want to “fundamentally transform America”. Is that what you want? That is the question that you must ask yourself. If not, what are you doing about it? Many people are still walking around in a fog telling themselves that this can’t happen in America. Well it can and it is! This Congress and Administration are spending us into national bankruptcy by creating  false crisis after false crisis. The stimulus has not fixed the economy, the climate is not changing due to man and healthcare may need some reform but does not require a complete overhaul. Yet we are being told; Run to the cave! Do you ever wonder why we suddenly need to do everything in such a hurry? Do you wonder what your country will look like if we enact the proposed climate change regulation and suddenly live in the land of carbon credits? (Look at Europe if you want to see how well that works).

America, wake up! This is bait and switch at its’ best. You voted for Hope and Change; not ropes and chains. You have been suckered. Instead of running like a flock of scared chickens to the false safety of the government cave, ask questions and demand answers! Time is running out to stop this dangerous government expansion. Ask yourself these questions:

Nine months into this administration did you expect:

The federal government to be in control of both the mortgage and the banking industries? That 19 of America ‘s largest banks would be forced to undergo stress tests by the federal government which would determine if they were insufficiently capitalized, so they must be supervised by the government?

The federal government would be the largest shareholder in two US automakers: GM, and Chrysler? That the government would kick out the CEO’s of these companies and appoint hand-picked executives with zero experience in the auto industry and that executive compensation would be determined, not by a Board of Directors, but by the government?

That Barack Obama would appoint over 30 Czars, without congressional approval, accountable only to him, not to the voters and these Czars would have control over a wide range of US policy decisions? That there would be a Stimulus Accountability Czar, a Regulatory Czar, an Urban Czar, a Compensation Czar, an Iran Czar, an Auto Industry Czar, a Cyber Security Czar, an Energy Czar, a Bank Bailout Czar, and more than a dozen other government bureaucrats with unchecked regulatory powers over US domestic and foreign policy?

The federal deficit would be $915 billion in the first six months of the Obama presidency – with a projected annual deficit of $1.75 trillion – triple the $454.8 billion in 2008.  Congress would pass Obama’s $3.53 trillion federal budget for fiscal 2010… That the projected deficit over the next ten years would be greater than $10 trillion?

The federal government would seek powers to seize key companies whose failures could jeopardize the financial system? That a new regulatory agency would be proposed by Obama to control loans, credit cards, mortgage-backed securities, and other financial products offered to the public?

The Obama Justice Department would order FBI agents to read Miranda rights to high-value detainees captured on the battlefield and held at US military detention facilities in Afghanistan? That Obama would order the closing of the Guantanamo detention facility with no plan for the disposition of the 200-plus individuals held there? That several of the suspected terrorists at Guantanamo would be sent to live in freedom in Bermuda at the expense of the US government?

President Obama would to use the FCC to try to dismantle conservative talk radio through the imposition of a new “Fairness Doctrine”? That he wants to curtail the First Amendment rights of those who may disagree with his policies via internet blogs, cable news networks, or advocacy ads? That most major network television and most newspapers will only sing his phrases like state-run media in communist countries?

States rights guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment would be under attack and the federal government would be attempting to gain sweeping new powers through regulation over policies currently under the province of local and state governments or voted on by the people? That Obama plans to control energy production, the environment, health care, education and the wealth of every US citizen?

The President to fly around the world apologizing for America and negotiate with thug dictators or madmen?

The president, the courts, and the federal government are ignoring the US Constitution and have seized powers which the founders of our country fought to restrict?

Not to mention: An additional 3,000,000 lost jobs and unemployment of 9.8%; 2,000,000 foreclosed homes this year and more people on food stamps then ever before.

Enough is enough! Is this the Change you want? Is this how our America ends? I say, Oh, Hell No! It is time to stand up and fight back. We can solve our problems through American ingenuity and the free market. You can’t spend your way to fiscal health. We must rely on American values, our national pride, our spirit of patriotism and our faith in our fellow citizens. America – it is time to restore our values and the American Dream.

Restore the Republic, The Sky is not Falling! Don’t run for safety to the Government Cave, Find your Safety in your Community with your Fellow Americans.

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed — and hence clamorous to be led to safety — by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H.L. Mencken 

“If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom”. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” — Patrick Henry