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A Labor Day message from Ronald Reagan

If Ronald Reagan was around today he might give the same speech he gave on Labor Day, 30 years ago, with a few changes to reflect the current situation. While a few of the key factors are different the country finds itself in a very similar circumstance. So here is my modified version of Reagan‘s famous speech, I have provided both a video of the original speech and a link to the transcript for comparison. You can learn from history. The original speech should remind us we have been here before and fought our way back. We can do it again.

And now President Reagan…

Labor Day Speech at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey, Updated for 2010 (Original Sep. 1, 1980)

“It is fitting that on Labor Day, we meet beside the waters of New York harbor, with the eyes of Miss Liberty on our gathering and in the words of the poet whose lines are inscribed at her feet, “The air bridged harbor that twin cities frame.”

Through this “Golden Door,” under the gaze of that “Mother of Exiles,” have come millions of men and women, who first stepped foot on American soil right there, on Ellis Island, so close to the Statue of Liberty.

These families came here to work. They came to build. Others came to America in different ways, from other lands, under different, often harrowing conditions, but this place symbolizes what they all managed to build, no matter where they came from or how they came or how much they suffered.

They helped to build that magnificent city across the river. They spread across the land building other cities and towns and incredibly productive farms. They came to make America work. They didn’t ask what this country could do for them but what they could do to make this refuge the greatest home of freedom in history. They brought with them courage, ambition and the values of family, neighborhood, work, peace and freedom. They came from different lands but they shared the same values, the same dream.

Today a President of the United States would have us believe that dream is over or at least in need of change. Barack Obama’s Administration tells us that the descendants of those who sacrificed to start again in this land of freedom may have to abandon the dream that drew their ancestors to a new life in a new land.

The Obama record is a litany of despair, of broken promises, of sacred trusts abandoned and forgotten.

Officially over 14.5 million or 9.8% are unemployed but actually 25 million are out of work. 41 million Americans are now on food stamps. 981,000 Americans have had their homes go into foreclosure this year. The federal deficit is now over $13.5 trillion which adds up to over$120k per U.S. taxpayer. Yet this year, Obama and his friends in Congress will add another $1.3 trillion to the deficit. They are trying to fix unemployment with government jobs and are threatening to increase taxes on the “wealthiest” Americans. Of course these are the very people who could reinvest if not over taxed to create the private sector jobs we so desperately need. This President is interfering in the private sector and leading a government takeover of both the financial markets and healthcare. He is on the wrong side of immigration reform, states rights and climate change. He has a decidedly socialist agenda that pushes redistribution of wealth, entitlement programs and “fundamental transformation of America”. His answer to all of this misery? He tries to tell us that the economy is getting better – just more slowly than expected, as if —words–relieve our suffering. Let it show on the record that when the American people cried out against his healthcare reform plan, Barack Obama ignored them. When the American people begged for economic relief through job creation, Barack Obama gave them the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The real recovery will begin when Barack Obama loses his job.

I have talked with unemployed workers all across this country. I have heard their views on what Barack Obama has done to help them and their families. They aren’t interested in hearing about George Bush any more. They are out of work and they help. And they know the difference between a real recovery and a sucker’s rally.

Let Mr. Obama go to their homes, look their children in the eye and argue with them that this is a recovery even though dad or mom can’t find work. Let him go to the unemployment lines and lecture those workers who have been betrayed on what is the proper definition for their widespread economic misery. Human tragedy, human misery, the crushing of the human spirit. They do not need defining–they need action.

And it is action, in the form of jobs, lower taxes, and an expanded economy that — as President — I intend to provide.

Call this human tragedy whatever you want. Whatever it is, it is Barack Obama’s. He isn’t fixing it. He tolerates it. And he is going to answer to the American people for it.

Last week, more than two years after be became President, he still blames George Bush. And today he announced a new economic program designed to create jobs rebuilding America‘s infrastructure creating jobs in the construction and engineering trades which are some of hardest hit segments of the workforce. But wait – didn’t we already invest in the once before, something called the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It is another new economic program based on government spending. He talks as if someone else has been in charge these past few years. With two months to go until the election he rides to the rescue now with a crazy-quilt of obvious election-year promises which might even include extending the Bush tax cuts – which he’ll ask Congress for– after the election.

After two years of neglect, the misery of unemployment, foreclosures, the threat of higher taxes, dwindling earning power and inability to save–after all this, American workers have now been discovered by this administration.

Well it won’t work. It is cynical. It is political. And it is too late.

In 2009 he said the stimulus we could cap unemployment at 8% it is now at 9.8%.

In 2009 he said the stimulus would create shovel ready projects creating immediate employment opportunities – it didn’t. Who can believe him?

And most of us have begun to realize that so long as Obama’s policies are in effect, the next two years will be as dark as the last two. But here, beside the torch that many times before in our nation’s history has cast a golden light in times of gloom, I pledge to you I’ll bring a new message of hope to all America.

I look forward to meeting Mr. Obama in debate, confronting him with the whole sorry record of his Administration–the record he prefers not to mention. If he ever finally agrees to the kind of first debate the American people want–which I’m beginning to doubt–he’ll answer to them and to me.

This country needs a new Congress, with a renewed dedication to the dream of America–an administration that will give that dream new life and make America great again! An America that creates opportunity to create wealth not redistribute it, an America that follows the Constitution not fundamentally trying to transform it!

Restoring and revitalizing the American dream and American exceptionalism will take bold action.

On this day, dedicated to American working men and women, may I tell you the vision I have of a new administration and of a new Congress, filled with new members dedicated to the values we honor today?

Beginning in November of 2010, Americans will once again be heeded. Their needs and values will be acted upon in Washington. I will consult with representatives of management and organized labor on those matters concerning the welfare of the working people of this nation.

I happen to be the only president of a union ever to be President of the United States.

As president of my union — the Screen Actors Guild — I spent many hours with the late George Meany, whose love of this country and whose belief in a strong defense against all totalitarians is one of labor’s greatest legacies. Thirty one years ago today on Labor Day George Meany told the American people:

“As American workers and their families return from their summer vacations they face growing unemployment and inflation, a climate of economic anxiety and uncertainty.”

Well I pledge to you in his memory that the voice of the American worker will once again be heeded in Washington and that the climate of fear that he spoke of will no longer threaten workers and their families.

When we talk about tax reduction, when we talk about ending federal deficits by stopping it where it starts — in Washington — we are talking about a way to bring labor and management together for America. We are talking about jobs, and productivity and wages. We are talking about doing away with Barack Obama’s negative view of capitalism, and ever-shrinking economic pie with smaller pieces for each of us.

That’s no answer. We can have a bigger pie with bigger slices for everyone. I believe that together you and I can bake that bigger pie. We can make that dream that brought so many of us or our parents and grandparents to this land live once more.

Let us work to protect the human right to acquire and own a home, and make sure that that right is extended to as many Americans as possible. A home is part of that dream.

I want to work in Washington to roll back the crushing burden of taxation that limits investment, production, and the generation of real wealth for our people. A job, and savings, and hope for our children is part of that dream.

I want to help Americans of every race, creed and heritage keep and build that sense of community which is at the heart of America, for a decent neighborhood is part of that dream.

We will work to strengthen the small business sector which creates most of the new jobs we need for our people. Small business needs relief from government paperwork, relief from over-regulation, relief from a host of governmentally-created problems that defeat the effort of creative men and women. A chance to invest, build and produce new wealth is part of the dream.

But restoring the American dream requires more than restoring a sound, productive economy, vitally important as that is. It requires a return to spiritual and moral values, values so deeply held by those who came here to build a new life. We need to restore those values in our daily life, in our neighborhoods and in our government’s dealings with the other nations of the world.

We must remember that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. You and I must protect and preserve freedom here or it will not be passed on to our children.

I want more than anything I’ve ever wanted, to have a Congress that will, through its actions, at home and in the international arena, let millions of people know that Miss Liberty still “Lifts her lamp beside the golden door.” Through our international broadcasting stations — the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, and the others — let us send, loud and clear, the message that this generation of Americans intends to keep that lamp shining; that this dream, this last best hope of man on earth, this nation under God, shall not perish from the earth. We will instead carry on the building of an American economy that once again holds forth real opportunity for all, we shall continue to be a symbol of freedom and guardian of the eternal values that so inspired those who came to this port of entry.

Let us pledge to each other, with this Great Lady looking on, that we can, and so help us God, we will make America great again.

Link to original speech transcript: http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/reference/9.1.80.html

Wake up America! Restore the Republic, Reject Socialism!  

“Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States”. – Ronald Reagan  

Gimme Back My Bullets

Working through the backdoor, radical leftist groups, the administration, the EPA and Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein are carefully designing regulations to control the use of lead in products. While we all recognize the dangers associated with the use of lead in some products there is a hidden agenda in this effort.

The real target in this effort maybe unlegislated gun control. Using environmental concerns as their launching pad several environmental groups are asking the EPA to ban bullets, lead shot and even fishing sinkers claiming they contaminate the environment. The proposal relies on support from studies which claim that lead shot, ammo, sinkers, etc are killing animals that eat the lead fragments or other animals that were shot and contaminated by the ammo that killed them. These groups are citing the Toxic Substances Control Act as the vehicle to create these regulations. 

The proposed regulations are a stretch and conflict with existing language within the act. There also is no precedent for the EPA to involve itself in regulations that interfere with second amendment gun rights. The NRA has already weighed in on this sending the EPA a letter pointing out that they are overstepping their authority. 

You have to give these guys credit for creativity. If you can’t implement gun control legislation due to a lack of support then go after the ammunition on the basis of lead and render the guns useless. While there maybe alternatives to lead most would fall into the category of military grade ammunition such as the armor piercing variety which would create safety issues for law enforcement so that would also be shot down (no pun intended). 

Fundamental transformation is underway! It is time to stop it in its tracks! 

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

“The maintenance of the right to bear arms is a most essential one to every free people and should not be whittled down by technical constructions”. — North Carolina Supreme Court, State v. Kerner (1921) 

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyrany in government”. — Thomas Jefferson 

“Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant”.  — James Madison

Obama, Muslims and the Mosque

A recent poll conducted by  Pew Research Center and its affiliate Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life found that 18% of Americans now believe that the president is a Muslim, up 7% from last year. The flack has gotten so bad that The White House Bill Burton even felt the need to issue a statement saying, “(Americans) are not reading a lot of news about what religion the president is. The president is obviously a Christian. He prays everyday.”

While the mainstream media continues to defend the president, concern among the average American grows – mostly driven by the president’s own behavior.

For two years in a row President Obama has been a no show on the National Day of Prayer, but has yet to miss hosting a Ramadan festival at the White House since becoming president. 

The list of overtures that Obama has made to the Muslim world has caused many to wonder why he feels the need to try so hard to listen to Muslims and win them over while virtually ignoring the voice of Americans who do not agree with his policies.

While still a candidate for president, Obama was quoted as saying: “I think that the [political] right might worry a bit more about the dangers of sectarianism. Whatever we once were, we’re no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”

Remember that the President’s father was a Muslim and Obama grew up in Indonesia which has one of the world’s largest Muslim populations. His administration has pushed hard to mend relations with Muslims. I do not know anyone who thinks that finding a way to peacefully co-exist with the Muslim world is a bad thing – but what price are we willing to pay for their cooperation. Are we willing to continue to allow the President’s pandering to them cause division within our own nation?

Here are a few more examples of Obama’s efforts and overtures to the Muslim world:

On Ramadan: “I know this to be a festive time,” he had said. “A time when families gather, friends host iftars, and meals are shared. But I also know that Ramadan is a time of intense devotion and reflection, a time when Muslims fast during the day and perform tarawih prayers at night, reciting and listening to the entire Koran over the course of the month. These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.” For the past 10 years there has been very little evidence of Islam advancing any of these values or promoting peace!

Summer of Service Program: Obama has touted the “many Islamic organizations that have joined other faith-based groups at the forefront of his “Summer of Service” program to encourage Americans to volunteer in their communities.” Why go out of your way to specifically mention Muslim participation?

First TV Interview as President: Obama gave the first TV interview of his presidency to Al Arabiya, saying, “My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy.”

The Cairo Speech (a couple of excerpts): “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed.  That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t.  And I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear. …  Now, much has been made of the fact that an African American with the name Barack Hussein Obama could be elected President.  But my personal story is not so unique.  The dream of opportunity for all people has not come true for everyone in America, but its promise exists for all who come to our shores — and that includes nearly 7 million American Muslims in our country today who, by the way, enjoy incomes and educational levels that are higher than the American average.” Why does there always seem to be a shot at America or Americans in his comments?

The Christmas Decorations Controversy: Last December, word leaked out that the Obamas were planning a “non-religious Christmas”, whatever that is. According to Social Secretary Desiree Rogers the Obamas had decided not to put the White House Nativity scene on display which would have ended a longtime East Room tradition. All of this was reported in the NY Times, Fashion & Style section. In the article the White House confirmed to the Times that there had been discussions about the need to make Christmas more inclusive. In the end the Obamas caved to tradition but it has to make you wonder why a Christian family would consider such a move in the first place. Is it just political correctness gone awry or is there more to this?

And now the President’s latest fiasco – The Ground Zero Mosque Controversy:

“Recently, attention has been focused on the construction of mosques in certain communities — particularly New York. Now, we must all recognize and respect the sensitivities surrounding the development of lower Manhattan. The 9/11 attacks were a deeply traumatic event for our country. And the pain and the experience of suffering by those who lost loved ones is just unimaginable. So I understand the emotions that this issue engenders. And ground zero is, indeed, hallowed ground.

But let me be clear. As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances.” – Barack Obama 

In a series of recent comments, the President said that Muslims have the right to build a mosque near New York’s ground zero and that he supported the developers’ right to build there as well. Obama also stated that Muslims have the same right to freedom of religion as anyone else. All of which is true but does this make such a move the right thing to do? This is an administration that likes to harp on doing what’s right – so?

The mosque would be part of a $100 million Islamic community center two blocks from the site of the World Trade Center which was attacked and destroyed by Muslim terrorists on Sept.11, 2001. Almost 3000 people were killed in that attack.

Many Americans now feel betrayed by Obama’s comments. While it is true that a core American value is freedom of religion, there is also the recognition of the right to establish community standards. 

 As Democrat, Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C. describes it, “We have what we call in this country ‘community standards,’ and community standards ought to be left up to the community. The decision on permitting for any building, be it a mosque or a church, or whatever may be a place of worship, or be it a grocery store or a liquor store, those things are left up to community standards…”

In this case the standard might be simply based on common decency and respect.  

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y weighed in saying, “President Obama is wrong. It is insensitive and uncaring for the Muslim community to build a mosque in the shadow of ground zero.”

Democrats disagreed also, Senate candidate Jeff Greene (D) FL said, “President Obama has this all wrong and I strongly oppose his support for building a mosque near ground zero especially since Islamic terrorists have bragged and celebrated destroying the Twin Towers and killing nearly 3,000 Americans. Freedom of religion might provide the right to build the mosque in the shadow of ground zero, but common sense and respect for those who lost their lives and loved ones gives sensible reason to build the mosque someplace else.”

Many believe that building a mosque near ground zero is a deliberately provocative act and extremely insensitive. Others are just disappointed in the president’s position. “Barack Obama has abandoned America at the place where America’s heart was broken nine years ago, and where her true values were on display for all to see,” said Debra Burlingame, who lost her brother that day. He was a pilot of one of the hijacked jets.

Even Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office issued a statement saying, “The First Amendment protects freedom of religion. Senator Reid respects that, but thinks that the mosque should be built some place else.”

As for the Muslims who want to build this mosque claiming it will be a place that will foster understanding and cooperation between the Muslim community and their neighbors – here is an idea toward that goal; show a little sensitivity… build somewhere else!

I’ll stop here even though I could go on with questions about the theory that this is a “victory mosque” or question the credibility and motives of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the man behind the effort to build this mosque. However, none of that is the real story here – the real story or better yet question is – what does Barack Obama really stand for and what is his plan for America? One could argue that he has done more damage to the long term health of our country in less than two years than any president in history. (record deficit spending, healthcare reform, financial regulations and government takeovers of banks and companies, etc.)

Certainly none of this proves that the President is a Muslim or that it even matters. However in these few examples (and there are many more) one can not help but question why the President always seems to be on the side of everyone but Americans and that does matter. Whether we are talking about illegal immigration, America’s role in the world, the Constitution or capitalism – the President seems to always be opposed to core American values, beliefs and a constant critic of all that we stand for. Remember he wants to fundamentally transform America and so far he is succeeding.

It is time to stop this madness. Let’s not get distracted by this smoke screen. The President lobbed out these comments and went on vacation, secure in the knowledge that we will waste our time debating this instead of focusing on the systematic destruction of our country and our economy. I don’t know if the President is a Muslim, but I am damn sure he is a socialist!

Wake up, America! Restore the Republic, Reject Socialism!

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it”. – Mark Twain

America, Racism & Hypocrisy

Today, the NAACP, passed a resolution that condemns racism within the Tea Party movement. Convention delegates approved the resolution Tuesday during their annual convention in Kansas City.

NAACP President Ben Jealous has admonished Tea Party leaders saying they should “be responsible members of this democracy and make sure they don’t tolerate bigots or bigotry among their members.”

“We’re deeply concerned about elements that are trying to move the country back, trying to reverse progress that we’ve made,” NAACP spokeswoman Leila McDowell told ABC News. “We are asking that the law-abiding members of the Tea Party repudiate those racist elements, that they recognize the historic and present racist elements that are within the Tea Party movement. “We see it (the Tea Party) as a threat to democracy. We see it as a threat to human rights. We certainly see it as a threat to civil rights,” McDowell said. 

While the mainstream media reports claims of racism in the Tea Party, they have yet to provide any substantive proof. For example, during the final hours of the healthcare reform debate, three congressmen claimed Tea Party protesters yelled a racial epithet as they walked to the Capitol. While this has been widely reported in the media, nobody can provide any proof. Publisher/Journalist Andrew Breitbart even offered a $100,000 reward for anyone that could provide audio or video proof. So far nobody has come forward with any evidence.

Meanwhile, Tea Party leaders say the accusations and the resolution are political theater designed to fire up the left for the sole purpose of gaining political ground.

Rev. C.L. Bryant, the former president of NAACP’s Garland, Texas chapter is now a leading Tea Party activist. He says the idea that the Tea Party is racist or is trying to instigate a racist climate is “simply a lie.” Bryant claims the NAACP wants to “create a climate where they can say that those on the right are in fact racist and those on the left are their saviors”. 

So why is it that the NAACP can find the racism in the Tea Party but not in black organizations and condemn them as strongly. After all their mission statement says:

“The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination”.  And their vision statement says this:

“The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination”.

Notice both statements refer to all people not just people of color and no racial hatred. That would seem to suggest that they are defenders of all people and against any racism.

So when the New Black Panther Party representatives say things like this, “I hate white people, all of them. Every last iota of a cracker, I hate him. We didn’t come out here to play this game. There’s too much serious business going on in the black community to go out here sliding through South Street with white dirty cracker whore [ BLEEP ] on our arms and we call ourselves black men with African garb on. What the hell is wrong with you, black man? You had a (inaudible) with a white girl on your damn arm. You want freedom? You are going to have to kill some crackers. You are going to have to kill some of their babies”. – King Shamir … Where’s the outrage? 

In another incident there was the beating of black Tea Party supporter Kenneth Gladney by SEIU members last year. Despite the assault and berating with racial slurs that Gladney endured, the St. Louis Chapter of the NAACP pushed the local prosecutors to drop the charges against the SEIU thugs and referred to Gladney as an “Uncle Tom” for his conservative ideologies.

“We call him a negro in the fact that he works not for our people but against our people. In the old days, they would call him an ‘Uncle Tom.’ ”

It appears the NAACP has lost touch with the values outlined in its’ mission and vision statements. They are behaving more like a political movement instead of a civil rights movement. Since they are not vocally condemning the bad behavior of SEIU and the New Black Panther Party it appears as they are silently condoning it. Even if they don’t condone it, their resolution against the Tea Party based on unfounded charges of racism seems both self serving and hypocritical.

So far the Obama era of post racial politics seems like a failure. We seem more racially divided now then we have for many years. The media, the administration and the progressives running Congress seem anxious to play the race card at every opportunity. We have became politically divided over ideologies but we are in danger of having those lines blurred with race. Healthcare reform, immigration reform and economic reform should be debates over the philosophy of legislating not race.

Restore the Republic!

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”- Thomas Jefferson

The Gulf Oil Spill – Too many coincidences…

April 20: Deepwater Horizon explodes. 

84 days later, the leak continues spewing a much debated number of gallons per day into the Gulf of Mexico (estimates range from 800,000 to 3 million gallons/day). 

Speculation on the how’s, the who’s and the why’s behind this “accident” is running rampant in the media and on the internet. Yet for all the media coverage available – getting the facts on Tiger Woods’ extramarital activities or whether or not, Brittney Spears is wearing panties seems easier and the evidence is usually more conclusive. Maybe we need TMZ to cover this story instead of the mainstream media. 

The official story is riddled with inconsistencies and missing details, but what is clear is that there are too many unexplained coincidences. These inconsistencies easily lend themselves to conspiracy theories that become difficult to simply dismiss. 

Leading up to the accident is a list of strange events and coincidences…   

Since the Obama administration took over in Jan. 2009, the Center for American Progress, led by former Clinton Chief of Staff, John Podesta, has played a major role in forming the administration’s energy policies. CAP , of course is the George Soros sponsored “progressive” think tank. In April 2009, a CAP report stated that the America has a moral obligation to spend whatever is necessary to help poorer nations deal with the effects of the “global warming” caused by industrialized nations like the U.S.  They already used the EPA to declare that emissions of six key greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride “threaten the public health and welfare of the American people”. Since the inauguration the administration has been pursuing Cap & Trade, the Copenhagen Treaty and the rest of the “green agenda” with a passion. At one point the White House even appointed a known progressive revolutionary, Van Jones as their “Green Jobs Czar”. He has since stepped down and returned to a role at CAP.

In Feb. 2009, George Soros invested $900 million in Petrobras, the state controlled oil company of Brazil. Then, as “luck” would have it (for Soros), the Obama administration decided in Aug. 2009 to loan Petrobras $2 billion for a deep water off shore drilling project off the coast of Brazil. The proposed project is in water up to 4 times deeper than the Deepwater Horizon well that exploded in the Gulf. After the well explosion, the administration immediately suspended all new drilling operations and shut down 33 other wells in the Gulf due to safety concerns with deep water drilling. I wonder if Petrobras would benefit from such a decision? 

According to reports and confidential BP internal documents, the well had a variety of problems including bad wiring, a leak in the “blowout preventer” and sealing problems that may have led to the methane eruption. Some of these problems appear to have been known as early as February, two months before the accident. Additionally there were procedural and safety problems with the oil rig that may have also contributed to the explosion. BP is now also reporting undocumented tampering with well sealing equipment. 

In another interesting twist, just one week before the explosion, Halliburton a major player in this saga, acquired Boots & Coots, a small but extremely experienced oil well control company. Their claim to fame was the work they did in Kuwait extinguishing and cleaning up the well fires set by retreating Iraqi troops during the first Gulf War. Was Haliburton worried about problems with the well? 

As for Haliburton themselves, they admitted during the recent Congressional hearings that they had   carried out a cementing operation on the Deepwater Horizon only 20 hours before the rig exploded.

Both workers and BP officials now say gases were leaking through the new cement, prior to the blast. Investigators say the leaks are probably the cause of the accident.  

Coincidentally (considering all the well problems since Feb.), Goldman Sachs decided to sell 44% of its’ BP stock holdings (4,680,822 shares) during the same timeframe. The transaction was worth $266 million and helped them avoid a $96 million loss in the weeks after the explosion. 

Also according to the U.K. Telegraph, BP CEO Tony Hayward sold about 33% of his BP stock in the 30 days prior to the spill. The transaction involved 223,288 shares which sold for $2.066 million. This sale helped Hayward avoid a loss of approximately $625,000. Hayward quickly used his profits to pay off his mansion in Kent. Did Goldman Sachs and Hayward know something about the troubles before the well blew up? 

Then, there is the suspicious behavior of our government. To start with there was the refusal to waive the Jones Act to allow foreign ships to help with the relief efforts. There were also offers from several countries such as the Netherlands, Romania, Norway, Spain, Mexico, Canada, Sweden and Britain made a variety of offers of aid, from skimmer ships to technology. Only Canada, Mexico and Norway’s offers were accepted, the rest were either turned away or remain “under consideration”. 

Additionally, the federal government has blocked and hindered the efforts of Louisiana, and the other Gulf states in taking action to protect their own coastlines. Efforts by Gov. Bobby Jindal to build sand berms to help keep the oil from washing ashore were blocked by the federal government. The Coast Guard also broke up a flotilla of barges set up to create an oil barrier. 

There were also those bizarre Congressional hearings with BP and the bulk $20 billion prepayment for spill damage claims. The money was given to the federal government to administer. Who hands over that much money when they claim they haven’t completed their own internal investigation of the cause? It is worth pointing out that they (BP) like to say that BP stands for Beyond Petroleum and that they are heavily invested in many forms of alternative energy as well as a proponent of carbon credits and trading. They also were a huge contributor to Obama’s presidential campaign. Even after all the bad press and the $20 billion payout is there enough upside in Cap & Trade to make it worth staying in the President’s good graces? Remember carbon trading is an estimated $10 trillion annual business if Cap & Trade passes. 

There are also other controversies such as the oil dispersants being used. The criticisms run from the EPA’s claim that they are too toxic to the fact that the ones being used are new and untested. Kevin Costner claims to have an oil/water separator system that could capture oil from the surface and return clean water to the Gulf. Since the system is untested, the EPA is concerned over environmental impact so they are moving slowly with putting the system into service. Could the environmental impact of removing the oil from the water without chemicals really be worse than doing nothing or using the questionable dispersants?   

Another significant piece to this story is that most deep water wells have redundant (2) “blow out preventers” yet for some reason BP was a given a waiver to operate with only one on the Deepwater Horizon well, even though it is a very deep well. The waiver was granted last year by the U.S. Minerals Management Service. Why? Do campaign contributions buy waivers? Just asking. 

Need more? The FAA declares area over the spill a no-fly zone. Obviously they want to keep unnecessary aircraft out of the area (media helicopters, for sure) but are they hiding something else? There is speculation in the oil and gas industry trade publications that this disaster is far from over and things have the potential to get a lot worse. Some experts believe that BP has tapped into a massive oil field that is covered by a large methane gas bubble capable of creating pressure at the well head of 100,000 psi which is 100 times what the equipment is designed to deal with. This has the potential to create an underwater oil volcano which could wreak havoc on the surrounding area by generating tidal waves and clouds of toxic gas. Is there imminent danger that the government is not telling us about? A cover up? 

Check out this article from Petroleum World, titled “The Well from Hell”: 

http://www.petroleumworld.com/sf10062001.htm 

Over the past several years we have seen the formation of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), which is funded by a variety of organizations, many of which have ties to the administration, pushing the “green agenda” of Cap & Trade. We have watched Al Gore (by the way a major investor in CCX) turn climate change into a full fledged industry. We have watched the U.N., the world’s elite and environmental extremists turn “climate change” into a radical movement bent on reshaping the global energy structure and redistribution of wealth. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that as a carbon credits trading operation, CCX will have the potential to make its’ investors very rich (some estimate $10 trillion annually) if Cap & Trade passes. So the question is -Is this about saving the planet or greed? Is the real green agenda more cash for the elite?

Will there soon be a cry from the Progressive Congressional Caucus calling for the nationalization of the oil industry?  In the past, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D) CA., a socialist moonbat, has called for nationalizing the oil companies, as have left leaning commentators such as MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. What’s even worse is that many Democrat voters actually believe this might be a good idea. Surely the answer to our problems is the government not greedy businesses like BP, right? Funny though how political donations from the evil corporations are still accepted by our saviors! I guess when you are saving the world no money is too dirty. 

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”  – Rahm Emanuel 

So ask yourself – what’s really going on here? Is the accident in the Gulf a “crisis” of opportunity for the administration to push through Cap & Trade? Is there a dragging of feet to get this thing capped to make the point that fossil fuels are unsafe? Remember according to Carol Browner the administration is in charge and calling all the shots in the Gulf, so no excuses right? It can’t be lost on most rational people that there are many glaring inconsistencies in this story and its’ relevant subplots. What is the real root cause; greed, incompetence, coincidences or conspiracy? My hunch is some of each but regardless this feels like another crossroads. Will this “accident” fuel more fundamental transformation of our country and our way of life? Will it be an excuse to further destroy our economy by becoming the catalyst for Cap & Trade? 

Wake up, America! Ask questions and demand answers! Time is running out…

 Restore the Republic, before it’s too late. 

Warnings from the Founding Fathers: 

“If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” – Samuel Adams  

“Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.” – Daniel Webster  

The Obama Administration and the Big Lie

As the future of America as we know it hangs in the balance the Obama administration and for that matter, politicians on both sides of the aisle are demonstrating their adherence to and mastery of the “Big Lie” propaganda strategy. The strategy used throughout history by great liars was best explained by Hitler in his 1925 book, Mein Kampf.

“All this was inspired by the principle – which is quite true in itself – that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes.” Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, 1925 (James Murphy translation, page 134)

According to Edward Bernays, known within the public relations world as  “the father of spin”, “If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, is it not possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing about it? The recent practice of proganda has proved that it is possible, at least up to a certain point and within certain limits.”

Bernays referred to his scientific technique of opinion-molding as the “engineering of consent”.  Sounds a lot like Obama’s public opinion puppetmaster, David Axelrod who has built a career on creating opinion shifts through clever tactics. This is the reason you can no longer take the news at face value. You do not know if you are being given the truth or “the spin” designed to keep you moving down the path they want you on.

And who can forget the administration’s little foray into art propoganda by way of the National Endowment for the Arts. Create a few policy themed pieces of art to support the administration’s agenda and receive a little grant money in the process. The manipulation of public opinion is key to the policy agenda of all politicians but it is one thing to uses facts or statistics – it is quite another to use lies. Both sides do it but it doesn’t make it right – it makes it corrupt.  Make no mistake corruption is destroying our country!

Check out this Disney video which uses Chicken Little to explain the “Big Lie” theory:

So as various debates rage on the administration continues to weigh in them making supporting statements that are factually inaccurate and completely untrue to push forward their agenda. In the case of the Arizona immigration law for example, the administration opposes the law which is modeled after the current federal statute, a statute that they refuse to enforce. What makes this crazier is the fact that the basis of their objection is that some how WE are violating the rights of people who broke the law to gain admittance to our country.

Here are examples of the “Big Lie” in action:

Barack Obama: “You can imagine, if you are a Hispanic American in Arizona …” the president said Tuesday at a campaign-style appearance in Iowa, “suddenly, if you don’t have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you’re going to be harassed.”

Barack Obama: “What I think is a mistake is when we start having local law enforcement officials empowered to stop people on suspicion that they may be undocumented workers.”

False & False: The law specifically requires that the ability to question about immigration status be tied to a lawful stop, detention or arrest. Since looking Hispanic is not a crime the President’s example is ridiculous. The President is a lawyer so surely he knows better.

During the healthcare reform debate, Obama and the left made outrageous claims such as:

  • There are 40 million uninsured Americans
  • Doctors are performing unnecessary operations

And of course, you remember when this happened right?

“I’m going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We’ll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies — they’ll get a seat at the table, they just won’t be able to buy every chair. But what we will do is, we’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies. And so, that approach, I think is what is going to allow people to stay involved in this process.” – Barack Obama

  • No one will be required to buy coverage, no new taxes on employer benefits, no need to fear rationing, the “public option” won’t be a Trojan horse for single payer government plan – Read the law and compare that to candidate Obama’s campaign rhetoric along with many tapes/videos of his true goals. It was all a lie.

During the campaign candidate Obama made many promises regarding reducing or not increasing income tax on the lower and middle class. However with his spending and program initiatives this is a promise that was never true. I guess if you create a dozen new taxes but don’t call them “income tax”, the fact that they drive your cost of living up doesn’t count. Or maybe it is just a lie!

Now we have the BP oil crisis in the Gulf. Obama says it is all he thinks about. He needs to know “who’s ass to kick” and who to hold responsible. When he gets negative press coverage for his handling of the issue, he takes the opportunity to make a speech or have photo op – but what is he really doing? A few months in and there is no end in sight… So what is he doing? Golfing, concerts and baseball games! OK, I am being a little sarcastic everyone needs some downtime so stop being so disingenuous – it’s not all you think about. Show some leadership – do something. How can this be all he thinks about? It’s not, so is this just another lie?

We currently have no shortage of issues, each seemingly a crisis in its own right. They run the gamut from unemployment and illegal immigration to unmanageable national debt and foreign relations. You remember about a crisis, right? Early on Rahm Emanuel told us about the opportunities of a crisis:

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” – Rahm Emanuel

And then there is Treasury Secretary and tax cheat Timothy Geithner, who says:

“Most consequential choices involve shades of gray, and some fog is often useful in getting things done.”

Fog and shades of gray sounds a lot like cover-ups, half truths and lies. Again this represents a strategy to manipulate. It has gotten so bad that the “Big Truth” syndrome is taking over. The ugly truth is becoming so obvious that now people don’t want to believe it because it would force them to confront the issues.

There is a never ending attempt at media manipulation with this administration. It is designed to keep you off balance while they keep pressing forward with the real agenda. Crisis after contrived crisis all designed to distract and create opportunities to transform not reform America.

The real question should be “transform America” into what? If you open your eyes the big (and very ugly) truth is staring us in the face. Social justice, redistribution of wealth, centralized planning, a greatly expanded national government, a loss of individual freedom and a reduced standard of living wait for us at the end of this journey to socialism.

Wake up America! Is this the destination that you signed up for? Are you ready to trade our national sovereignty, our values and our individual freedoms for the “security” of a nanny state? I believe the majority of Americans would say no if faced with this choice. Yet many fail to recognize that we are facing this choice right now! If you are a regular reader of this blog then you already understand the choices in front of us. The question now is – how do we wake up our fellow citizens before it is too late?

Restore the Republic, Reject the “Big Lie”!

“He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions.” – Thomas Jefferson

“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground” – Thomas Jefferson

“Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness” – George Washington

Communists at the Front Door

In part 1 of this blog series I provided some historical context to the changes that we are witnessing to the American way of life and our government. What we are witnessing is an attempt to “fundamentally transform America” that has been decades in the making.

Part 1: The Communist Progress Report http://bit.ly/doJzqZ

Today, we have a President that does not respect the America that many of us are so proud of. Instead, he is ashamed of American exceptionalism as well as the traditions of patriotism, a representative republic, a free market economy and society based on a higher power, equal justice and natural law.

The President has built his administration on a foundation of revolutionaries, progressives, socialists, and communists dedicated to “fundamentally transforming America” now! Their agenda includes redistribution of wealth, central planning, a controlling federal government and a policy of “social justice” that takes from some to give to others.

In the process of this transformation – our rights, our liberties, our freedoms and the Constitution are being trampled. The President and his cohorts consider the Constitution to be a “charter of negative liberties” and an outdated document from which to govern.

His goals and ideas sound so harmless when he is selling in general terms… healthcare, education, home ownership and good jobs for all. But watch closely and listen carefully. The way to this Utopia is through government control, sacrifice and socialism. The administration panders to labor unions, community organizers and environmental activists to help drive their message, which is clear – We MUST legislate to create a just society, we must create social programs to level the playing field between rich, middle class, and the poor… We MUST raise taxes on those who are successful in order to raise the revenues needed to fund these programs.

Make no mistake – we are being herded down a path toward socialism but that may not be where the path ends. Socialism is often only a stage between democracy and communism. Socialism is idealistic and strives to benevolent. However, as freedoms are lost and people push back, socialism can quickly morph into communism. Unfortunately, history shows that communism is quite comfortable with oppression.

Below is a list of goals from Marx’s “The Communist Manifesto”. Compare it to the list of goals read into the Congressional Record by FL. Congressman Albert Herlong in 1963 (found in Part 1 of this series):

1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.

2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

3. Abolition of all right of inheritance.

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.

7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of wastelands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

8. Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.

10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc., etc.

Now think about what has happened in the last 18 months to the banking system, the auto industry and the demonizing of “big business“ as a whole. Consider the various pieces of legislation which have already passed or are pending – healthcare reform, financial services reform, Cap & Trade, immigration reform to name a few. Also don’t forget the regulatory moves being quietly made on things such as “net neutrality”, greenhouse gas, federal land grabs, cyber security and international (U.N.) small arms treaty which is code for international gun control. Last but not least there are Obama’s Executive Orders which include the creation of the Council of Governors, creation of the Federal Debt Commission, creation of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force and the ones reversing things like bans on using federal funds to support international abortion programs or giving the U.S. government oversight of INTERPOL operations in the U.S.

And now we have Czars for everything. What are we Russia? A Pay Czar, an Energy Czar, a Climate Change Czar, a Manufacturing Czar, a FCC Diversity Czar, the list is long – over thirty and counting. These positions are not under Congressional control and report directly to the president. This is where many of the radicals are added – out of the reach of Congress and the need for Congressional approval. There they can safely work on policies and regulations to push forward the real agenda.

Of course, for good measure we have bail outs that lead to government takeovers. One way or the other the deck is stacked to advance the cause – which is socialism.

Do you know what else we have? We have self proclaimed progressives, socialists and communists working openly in our government. Worse yet, the entire movement has all but come out! We have members of Congress who are members of the Progressive Caucus which has worked openly with the Democratic Socialists of America. More and more those on the left are acknowledging they are progressives or socialists.

On May 31st, C-SPAN even covered the keynote speech by Sam Webb to the Communist Party USA. Mr. Webb gave a long, rambling speech in which he touched on several interseting and frightening topics:

  • they (CP-USA) have worked with Obama’s organization to help with his election
  • that while Obama isn’t doing everything they want it is still progress in the right direction
  • that the Democrats represent the ground floor and that they must continue to work hard to support their reelections in 2010 so that conservatives do not gain ground back
  • referred to this process as “an evolution”
  • said they must continue to leverage social media and their relationships with other organizations such as MoveOn, La Raza, NOW, Organizing For America (BO’s group), the NAACP and the AFL-CIO to keep the pressure on to move the agenda forward
  • praised recent student and labor protests – saying stay tuned and be ready to shift gears and become more radical… this led to round of “Yes, We Can!” chants
  • said the public needed to be “nudged” so they could bend public policy
  • made a call to support more militancy and civil disobedience
  • stated they would continue to push for release of the Cuban 5
  • referred to Tea Party members as a “conservative racist counter offensive”
  • said the country needs a “new deal”
  • we need to create “new public property”
  • said “capitalism is incompatible with human aspirations, with a decent life and the future of the planet”
  • Said the country needs “state owned or worker co-op owned businesses”, coordinated central planning and real ownership of social property
  • businesses should be built for sustainability not growth and that we should adopt socialist patterns of production and consumption
  • said there is a “new necessity for socialism”

For more information on this event and to see video of this speech, go to:

http://www.peoplesworld.org/cpusa-convention-video-socialism-sustainable-and-necessary/

Again, this was on C-SPAN. I am all for freedom of speech but the Tea Party can’t get this kind of coverage – ask yourself – Why? Remember, Webb acknowledged his group’s efforts to support the White House (Organizing For America), the unions and all the other usual suspects. If they didn’t see common goals would they be supporting them?

Do you still believe that this can’t happen in America? Well, whether you believe it or not, it is! The only question left is – do you care enough to stop it? What will it take to get Americans to come out of their trances, to step back from their own lives and daily struggles long enough to realize what is happening to their country? I DO NOT believe that we have reach a point as a nation that we are ready to stop being America and start being some neutered, European version of our once proud nation!

As the 4th of July approaches, it is time to reflect on the true history of our country and all America has stood for around the world. Despite what the President might think – we are a good and great nation made up of people with moral fiber and character. We are not perfect and like all people we have made mistakes as a nation. From time to time we elect the wrong people to lead us and they make mistakes too. However, the record will show that we have been on the right side more times than not.

Those who want to take us down have waited a long time for their opportunity. For a time when America would be weak and divided. A time when America had lost its’ way. We are standing at the crossroads of history. It is time to decide – do we return to the principles, beliefs and values that made us great? Or do we allow political correctness, the flawed concept of “social justice” and a godless culture that lacks spirituality win? We are surrounded by a world in chaos. To save our nation, our way of life and traditions we must return to the values of our founders – belief in God and the principles of our Constitution.

Restore the Republic, Reject Communism Now!

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction” – Ronald Reagan

“The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves” – George Washington

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” – Winston Churchill

“If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen”- Samuel Adams

“If we lose Freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.” – Ronald Reagan

 

My other related posts on this subject:

Progressives paving a road to Socialism  http://wp.me/pv8jP-lb

2010 The dawning of Socialism in America  http://wp.me/pv8jP-h8

What is a Progressive?  http://wp.me/pv8jP-hJ

How Progressives Describe the Right  http://wp.me/pv8jP-hP

Scary Progressives/Socialists: In Their Own Words  http://wp.me/pv8jP-hW

Make Mine Freedom  http://wp.me/pv8jP-bQ

 

 

The Communist Progress Report – Part 1

When will Americans begin to realize that communism still has a target on the back of our nation? The communist movement in America went underground for a few decades while they worked on executing the plans they had laid out in the ‘40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Now since the turn of the new century they have become bold as they more openly execute on the groundwork they laid over those quieter years.

As a few points of historical reference consider the following:

1959 – In a meeting between Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev: “At one point during Khrushchev’s visit, the Soviet Premier boasted to the Agriculture Secretary that Benson’s own grandchildren would live under Communism. Benson replied that he would do all in his power to assure that Khrushchev’s and all other grandchildren would live under freedom. According to Benson’s personal account, Khrushchev responded: “You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept communism outright, but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you’ll finally wake up and find you already have communism.”

Jan. 10, 1963 – At the urging of Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., who was a vocal and active opponent of communism, Rep. Albert Herlong of FL., with unanimous consent of the House of Representatives read into the record the “Current Communist Goals” for America as outlined in the Cleon Skousen book, “The Naked Communist”. Skousken put together this list as a FBI researcher monitoring communist activities in the U.S.

Read this frightening list below:

CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS:

  1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
  2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
  3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
  4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
  5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
  6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
  7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
  8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushehev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free election under supervision of the U.N.
  9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
  10. Allow all soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
  11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
  12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
  13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
  14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
  15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
  16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
  17. Get control of schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers, associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
  18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
  19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
  20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
  21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
  22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”
  23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
  24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
  25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.
  26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity, as “normal, natural, healthy.”
  27. Infiltrate the churches and replace repealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”
  28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principles of “separation of church and state.”
  29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
  30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
  31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
  32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture-education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
  33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
  34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
  35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
  36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
  37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
  38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand or treat.
  39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
  40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
  41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
  42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition: that students and special interest groups should rise up and use united force to solve economic, political or social problems.
  43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
  44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

Many will debate whether this is an actual list of goals from the U.S. branch of the Communist Party or just the ravings of a former FBI researcher. At the time though, it had enough credence to be included in the Congressional Record. Either way it is a fascinating list that mirrors many of the events and changes to our society over the past 47 years. So is this real or merely a coincidence?

Today, many of the items on this list could be checked off. U.S. history has been rewritten and diluted. My teachers would recognize what passes for U.S. History today. The Constitution is under attack. Our President refers to it s a “charter of negative liberties”. Our children are being taught that socialism and social justice are cool new concepts. Hollywood and the entertainment industry represent the uber-left. They use their medium and fashion to send their messages. They do not understand the history of communism and who people like “Che” Guevara, Mao and Stalin really were. Political correctness has destroyed religion as part of the fabric of our country, leading to an erosion of morals. Prayer in school and the Pledge of Allegiance are no longer tolerated. God and Christmas are considered offensive. Corporations, capitalism and a free market economy are being “villianized” at every opportunity and being blamed for all of our problems. Let’s not forget the unions, the president seems to have a cozy relationship with all of them… SEIU, AFL-CIO, NEA and the UAW just to name a few. Also in the last week, President Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and announced they have “succeeded in resetting” the relationship, even endorsing Russia’s entrance to the World Trade Organization. Still maybe, just maybe this is just an enormous coincidence, right?

At this point it would be difficult for a rational human being to not see the relationship between the current administration and the forces of socialism in America? This should lead to the conclusion that this administration and many of its’ key players are in fact agents of an attempt to “transform” the U.S. into what is now being solid a “socialist democracy”. It should be obvious in the people who are being selected for key government posts Van Jones, Anita Dunn, Mark Lloyd, Carol Browner, Cass Sunstein and Ron Bloom to name a few. These people are all either confessed socialists, communists, radicals or admirers of dictators.

Wake up America! Your freedoms, your liberties and your country’s sovereignty are hanging by thread. The infrastructure is being erected inside our government and soon their will be no turning back. We are on the path to socialism which usually results in communism. In communism, there has yet to be a happy ending.

Restore the Constitution, Reject Socialism! Let’s return to “American Values” before it is too late!

“If we lose Freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.” – Ronald Reagan

Part 2: Communists at the Front Door

Obama’s Numbers in Freefall

Today’s Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows President Obama’s approval ratings freefalling to an approval index of -20. The poll shows that 46% strongly disapprove of his performance while only 26% strongly approve of it. Additionally only 43% of those polled even somewhat approve of the President’s job performance while indicate they disapprove. This represents a 3 – 4% negative shift from his average or the last 6 months.

In the past 4 weeks the President has also taken a -20 point hit in the polls for his handling of the Gulf oil crisis. 46% of all voters give him a poor rating for his handling of the event. With mainstream voters this slips even further to 61%. Still 60% of voters still support offshore oil drilling and think it should be allowed to continue. This may be because 67% believe the leak could have been prevented with closer government inspection of the wells. It is also worth noting that 64% of Americans claim they are following the story very closely.

58% of voters still favor repeal of the healthcare reform bill. 69% of voters feel the country is now headed the wrong direction.

       

Natural Law vs. Positive Law

When the founders of America set out to form a better type of government they had a clear historical perspective of the type of government they did not want. They knew that monarchies and arbitrary power were the enemies of freedom. Using this knowledge they created a republican form of government that by design was based on “natural law” rather than positive law.

So what is natural law? Natural law begins with the premise that all of our rights come from God or nature and are inherent to our being. Positive law, on the other hand, believes that our rights are granted by the government, society or other men and therefore can be taken back by them as well. Positive law is the basis for the concept of social justice which attempts to subvert natural law and create artificial equality through regulations or force. This goes against the very essence of human nature. In other words, laws created by men are always secondary to natural law which emanates from human nature itself.

With first hand understanding of the pain and injustice suffered throughout Europe at the hands of monarchs, the founders built a government that used natural law as its foundation. Beginning with the Declaration of Independence the theme on which America was established was natural law.

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” – The United States of America, Declaration of Independence

With natural law as the foundation of our government, the founders formalized their intent with the establishment of our Constitution. The very intent of the Constitution is to uphold natural law by restraining the government. The Constitution not only recognizes that we have natural rights but, that we are free to exercise these rights. In fact the one of the primary purposes of our government is to protect our natural rights. The Constitution does not grant us rights, it was designed to prevent the government from trampling those rights in pursuit of its own goals.

“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

Natural law is the antithesis of positive law which is based on theories of majority rules, rights are granted and the government’s goal is to serve the majority. In this form of government the will of those in power is enforced and the minority is left unprotected, their rights at risk. The government becomes the arbitrator of right and wrong. This is where things historically go very wrong because human nature is inherent.

Through reason we can determine the requirements of natural law. The only time natural law curtails the rights of an individual is when that individual has acted against others by violating their natural rights. Under this system due process is used to evaluate and determine punishment for such crimes. In a society based on natural law abridgement of these morals are the only time an individual is subject to losing their own natural rights.

However in a society based on positive and in turn, social justice, the government may take away rights, property, liberty or freedom based on the greater societal goals/needs.

This is what is happening today. The government is passing laws and removing liberties all in the name of the “greater good” or “social justice”. This is unconstitutional and a violation of our “unalienable rights” as outlined in the Constitution.

Today’s Progressives have tried to revert to and reinvigorate the ideals of FDR’s Second Bill of Rights which attempts to create equality and social justice through the force of law. It goes against every principle of natural law. Throughout history this approach has never worked. While all men are created equal, they will not equally achieve. To infringe upon the natural production of one by taking away from another to create “equity” is to create class warfare and undermine individual freedom and liberty. This naturally results in oppression and rebellion, ultimately destroying the artificial society that the government created.

In their wisdom and from their experiences the founding fathers recognized this. That is why they created a government rooted in the principles of natural law. A government designed with a separation of powers and a Constitution designed to protect individual rights and freedoms while limiting the size, scope and authority of the government over the governed.

Somewhere we took a wrong turn and the government the founders desired to prevent has become a reality. It is time to make a U turn and return to the safety of our Constitution before it is too late.

Wake Up America! The pace of transformation is accelerating. Your liberty and freedom are at stake.

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

“Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” – The Declaration of Independence