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Here’s your sign – “Obamao”

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

Back in April when President Obama bowed before the King of Saudi Arabia at the G-20 summit in London, The Washington Times called it a “shocking display of fealty to a foreign potentate”. It has been an American tradition of not deferring to any royalty going back to the days shortly after the Revolutionary War and the establishment of our democratic republic. After all was the reason we fought the war to break free of a monarchy that looked at the colonists as subjects instead of citizens?

The Washington Times went on to say, “By bending over to show greater respect to Islam, the US president belittled the power and independence of the United States. Such an act is a traditional obeisance befitting a king’s subjects, not his peer. There is no precedent for U.S. presidents bowing to Saudi or any other royals.”

The Weekly Standard agreed saying: “American presidents do not bow before foreign dignitaries, whether they are princes, kings, or emperors.” And yet….

In the end the official word was: The President did not bow. So here we go again …a new picture of President Obama this time, bowing to the emperor of Japan. It’s the kind of image that just doesn’t sit well with many Americans. The president, the representative of the United States and leader of the free world should not be bowing to foreign leaders, royal or not. Obama’s deep, subservient bow is embarrassing.

Miss Manners in a 2001 column said that bowing “is not an ordinary bit of foreign etiquette one might adopt out of courtesy when traveling. … Americans do not properly bow to any royalty. We show respect for other countries’ leaders the same way we do to our own.”

America was built on a constitution that calls for freedom, liberty and equality not a caste system of privilege. Article I Section 9 of the Constitution forbids titles of nobility and stipulates that no officeholder or government employee may “accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state” without the consent of Congress.

On this current sojourn in the Far East, Obama also claimed to be the first “Pacific President” referencing being born in Hawaii and growing up in Indonesia. He also made appearances in China where a curious thing happened – the Chinese have embraced Obama – cheering, carrying posters of Obama in a red army uniform and wearing “Obamao” T-shirts. There’s your sign! They get it why don’t many Americans – at a minimum he is a socialist.

Obamao T-shirt

Obamao

We are at the turning point and we must take action now if we want to save our country. I believe at our core we are still a religious people that values family, faith and country. This President likes to say, “We are going to fundamentally transform America”. It is time to take back the control of our national destiny.

Restore the Republic, Reject Socialism!

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free”. – Ronald Reagan

“When we fled from the oppressions of kings and parliaments in Europe, to found this great Republic in America, we brought with us the laws and the liberties, which formed a part of our heritage as Britons”. – Caleb Cushing

Call to action against HR 3962

 The time for action is now!

 voight speaksTruth and Honor (Actor Jon Voight, today at Bachmann press conference on steps of the U.S. Capitol)

“…I am honored to be at the side of Michele Bachmann. A great Congresswoman, a great human being and a true American patriot (roar of applause) to hopefully be a voice for all Americans who do not want to pass Obama government-run health care. We do not want our freedom of choice taken away from us.

“President Obama has his own obsession with trying to ram this health bill through to create a socialist America. We would be no better off than the European countries, Canada, and New Zealand who suffer greatly from a poor health care system. They’re rationing system creates many deaths. Is that what we want?  (Crowd shouts “NO”) I agree with you. I say No as well.

“We as freedom-loving Americans must not be scared into Obama’s radical Chicago tactics. His agenda is not for the poor. It is solely for his own political gain…His only success in his one-year term as president is taking America apart piece by piece. Could it be he has had 20 years of subconscious programming by Rev. Wright to damn America?

“Let them hear our concerns and deep commitment to our love of liberty, freedom and protection of our great America? President Obama, how long is it going to take you to bring victory in Afghanistan and not sit idly by while we watch our soldiers being killed? (Roar of applause)

“God bless our great nation and may God give us strength to prevail.”

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 Government Run Healthcare!

“That’s why people need to continue to go to the town halls, continue to melt the phone lines of their liberal members of Congress, and let them know, under no certain circumstances will I give the government control over my body and my health care decisions.” —Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)

“This is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering… And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.”   Thomas Jefferson

“We, the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution.”  Abraham Lincoln

Kill the Bill, Kill the Bill, Kill the Bill, Kill the Bill, Kill the Bill, Kill the Bill!!!!

Rev Wright is so Wrong!

So if you have any doubts left about President Obama and his radical friends – this should remove any that remain.

Below is a video of Wright speaking to an audience at The Monthly Review sixtieth anniversary celebration held by the New York Society for Ethical Culture on September 17, 2009. At the event Dr. Wright set the tone, by declaring that: “Militarism, capitalism and racism, domestic oppression, foreign military aggression, victims of neo-colonialism, victims of community and national racism, and the Cold War days in its infancy to the needless war in Vietnam in its [MR’s] second decade, through wars of greed in Afghanistan and Iraq in [its] sixth decade” were all incisively covered by the magazine. Wright said Monthly Review’s indefatigable insistence on the need to put “people before profits,” and praised its’ unflinching criticisms of inequality, injustice, and the realities of capitalism.

What is Monthly Review? An Independent Socialist Magazine – Monthly Review speaks to workers, labor organizers, activists, and academics. A scholarly, accessible critique of capitalism, edited by John Bellamy Foster. From their website; “In May 1949 Monthly Review began publication in New York City, as cold war hysteria gathered force in the United States. … From the first Monthly Review spoke for socialism and against U.S. imperialism, and is still doing so today. From the first Monthly Review was independent of any political organization, and is still so today. … In the subsequent global upsurge against capitalism, imperialism and the commodification of life (in shorthand “1968”) Monthly Review played a global role. A generation of activists received no small part of their education as subscribers to the magazine and readers of Monthly Review Press books”. The magazine features the writings of such notable communists such as Frances Fox Piven, Robert McChesney and Bernadine Dorhn.

As it so often is the truth is very simple. Listen to Dr. Wright describe his feelings bout Marxism, Socialism and Communism – these are things he believes in. He has believed in them for along time. Obama has acknowledged tht Wright was a mentor. Wright married him and Michelle. Wright was their pastor for twenty years. Obama can not clim he did not know who Wright really was, to do so is at a minimum disingenuous or worse a straight up lie.

There has emerged a very clear pattern that this president enjoys the company of Marxists, Socilists and Communists. He has filled the West Wing and surrounded himself with them. Watch these videos and listen as Dr. Wright praises the very forms of government that we have fought to avoid since our national conception 233 years ago.

This is who Barack Obama and his advisers are – communists that want to “fundamentally transform America”. Wake up America! The threat is real…

Restore the Republic, Reject Communism!

 

Ronald Reagan – A Time for Choosing

The first video is from a televised Campaign Address for the Goldwater Presidential Campaign – 10/27/64, but if you close your eyes (and inflate all the numbers) you’d swear that President Reagan was still here with us and talking about the present. In the second video the President explains the dangers of socialized medicine. The threats to our national sovereignty, liberty and freedom are the same; proving the more things change the more they stay the same. These are important lessons and instructive in their content. Once again we find ourselves on the brink of a historic moment.

As the title of his speech suggests it is “a time for choosing!” We need to decide if we are going to stand by and passively watch a radical far left administration put us on a path to socialism. We have a choice but will we exercise it? Will we fight for the freedom that generations of brave Americans have defended or will we keep telling ourselves that “it can’t happen here?”

There are several major issues that will be decided in the next few months: Healthcare Reform, Cap and Trade and the Copenhagen Climate Change Treaty to name a few. These are all permanent game changers for America. If you love this country; our freedom, our liberty and the American way of life – this is your wake up call! We are running out of time.

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.

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

“How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin”. – Ronld Reagan

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free”. – Ronald Reagan

Rush Limbaugh Speaks the Truth about Obama

Watch as Rush goes 1 on 1 with Chris Wallace. In typical Limbaugh fashion he tells it likes it is. No holds barred, politically incorrect and right on target. Watch this!

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……………..

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