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Friday, January 23, 2009

Change!

Well Obama is Now Pres...the markets tanked at record levels during his inauguration, and Anti-Abortion protesters are on the Move. Gitmo will be Shut down, while an ex-Gitmo detainee has become a top Al Qaida Leader. The GOP is being told not to Filibuster the Socialist Stimulus Package..or else and the Illinois Governor is flipping the bird to the Dems for setting him up. Weapons Sales are still skyrocketing and Lobbyists are getting appointed to the Anti-Lobbyist Presidential Cabinet. The head of the IRS doesn't pay his taxes while Mexico is on the brink of imploding. Obama doesn't want to Torture Terrorists but decides it's ok to rip apart unborn babies here and abroad with American Taxpayer Money.

Well that is Change.....

He did warn us....Too bad no one listened....

As alot of people were telling me Before he was sworn in.....Gee lets just give him a chance to do something....

Well he has done it......Let the B****ing Begin!

I am not Sure the the United States of America can survive anymore of this Change.......

Saturday, January 17, 2009

President For Life???

A Couple of days ago I read a Blog on Fox that a Bill has been introduced that would remove the term limit on the Office of President. I didn't have time to confirm it, until now. As this quote from World Net Daily confirms the story is true.

"Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y., earlier this month introduced the bill,
H. J. Res. 5, which, according to the bill's language, proposes "an
amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second
article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an
individual may serve as President."


Now to be fair, this Ya Ho Serrano has put this type of bill forward before and it was shot down. But naturally doing this right before Barak's Inaugural makes it a bit more concerning. Thomas Jefferson showed concern about a lack of term limits on the office of President. He felt that without a set term limit, either by law or honorable practice, that the office of President would fall into a habit of inheritance, even a monarchy.

Let us hope that the Obama Fever does not lead to the blind elimination of the term limits.

If it does I fear that there will be a vocal uprising, or maybe God forbid........a Civil War.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wisdom From the Past

"Property is the fruit of labor...property is desirable...is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built."
The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume VII, "Reply to New York Workingmen's Democratic Republican Association" (March 21, 1864), pp. 259-260.

"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser - in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough."
The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume II, "Notes for a Law Lecture" (July 1, 1850?), p. 81

"We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men's labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name - liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names - liberty and tyranny."
The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume VII, "Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore, Maryland" (April 18, 1864), p. 301-302.

"There are no accidents in my philosophy. Every effect must have its cause. The past is the cause of the present, and the present will be the cause of the future. All these are links in the endless chain stretching from the finite to the infinite." Herndon's Life of Lincoln by William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik (New York, Da Capo Press, 1983), p. 354.

The Future

Fear Not For the Future Of Freedom


There are those that feel that the Founding Documents of this Great Country need to Change. That they do Not bend to the Ideals of some that wish Control over the Property, Lives, even Thoughts of others. Those people feel Their Ideals are More Imporatant, More Moral than the Ideals that so many have fought and even died for. They Feel that the Ideals of Equal Freedom and Liberty for all, from the Poorest beggar to the Wealthiest businessman, are somehow incorrect. So much so that the Concept of Out Right Government Theft from One Citizen to Give to another is being taken as a Serious and acceptable concept by a large number of these"Free" Citizens in this "Free" country.

These Citizens do not understand the Concept of Freedom, the concept that they have the Freedom to live in a Commune or Voluntarily give their property to another, but they do not have the Freedom to take someone elses Freedom, Liberty or Property just because they feel it is unfair. This form of thinking is hypocritical in the extreme. It is nothing Short of Tyranny.
What these Citizens fail to realize is that We the People that cherish Freedom and Liberty will only stand by and watch for so long. That the Concept to keep Government in Line was Forged into the Soul of the Founding Documents. That We Americans have a Tradition of not quietly going into the night, of Not rolling over, of Not just handing over our Rights....Our Freedoms or the Freedoms of others.....

Do NOT take solice in the Thought that Freedom is Forgotten.....

DO NOT take comfort in the supposed numbers of the Followers of Tyrants and Preahcers of Tyranny!!

For there is a Deeper Love, a Deeper Need that No Man, No Tyrant, NO Government can extinguish.....

The Desire To BE FREE.....

That Death is preferable to Slavery.......
That Life without Freedom is Not Life at all...But a Living Hell.
When the Freedom Loving Citizens Have Nothing Left To Lose......Have Nothing but the Government Cheese on their Plate to Eat, a Government Job that is a practice in misery, a Government Home where the Heart Does not Live, the Government Healthcare that Tells them how to live and who dies, A Government that No Longer Protects the Freedom, Liberty and Property of ALL.......


We Will Respond......


"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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. "

Natural Rights

Where Do We Get Our Rights?

In a Past Blog of mine, I discussed Wealth Redistribution. As with any subject, there are those for and against. But instead of writing a long response to those in favor of on that Blog I decided to write it here.....

First, Wealth redistribution is unconstitutional. Yea I know, easy thing to say.....but it's true.
First we must all understand the foundation of this Country and where the Rights of Life , Liberty and Property derive from. The founders covered that base when they wrote this,

"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."
This one sentence is all that is needed to counter the concept of Wealth Redistribution.......why?
Because our Rights to Life, Liberty, Property and Pursuit of Happiness are all given to us..not by the Politicians in Washington but by Nature's Creator. We have a Natural Right to Life, Liberty and Property.....

Government does not Give us Freedom and Liberty....it was created to Protect them....the only reason we allow laws that restrict them is for the sake of security...nothing else..and even then only the bare minimum to get the job done....

So to believe that the Government has the right to strip you of your Life, Liberty or Property ignores this Fundamental Truth written in the Founding documents of this Great Nation. Which in turn ignores the fact that the Government has no right to take your property and give it to another just for the sake of "fairness".

Some people will say that there are many laws on the books that violate this concept and so it must not be true. My response is that there are many laws on the books wrongly written and many citizens that have lost Life, Liberty and Property unjustly.......that is why those that seek to destroy Liberty...seek to appoint Judges and force their ideology into the public school system. The more generations that are ignorant of the founding Principles of this Nation, the easier it is for them to "change" it or "interprete" it any way they wish.........

That is why Vigilance is necessary, The Understanding of History essential.....


For as long as there are those living under Tyranny that believe they are Free.....there will always be Tyrants...


and Slaves.....


None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.-
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Commies See a Bright Future

New lay of the land

The country is in a period of transition. A new potentially transformative
president is entering the White House, along with increased Democratic
majorities in Congress. Class consciousness is deeper and reaches into every
section of the working class. A spirit of broad unity is palpable. The
ideological environment is infused with progressive, egalitarian, and
anti-militarist ideas. Labor and its allies are retrofitting their priorities,
message and initiatives to the new political landscape. And millions are ready
to energetically back the legislative agenda of the Obama administration.
Meanwhile, the Republicans are on the defensive, its grassroots constituency
dispirited. And the capitalist class as a whole is adapting to the new terrain
of struggle and the collapse of financial markets. This favorable correlation of
class and social forces couldn’t happen at a better time. The challenges facing
the new administration are immense. Some are short term; others longer term;
some are national in scope; others global. And all are begging for solution.


Communist Party USA

Well the Communist Party has thrown off it's shroud of Neutrality that it cloaked itself in during the election. It is now in Celebration mode.......for as Mr. Webb has said....there is a new lay of the land.....and the Future of their utopia of "equality" has never looked brighter.

What some forget is that President Bush has been a very Socialistic President. He has increased Government spending, Social Programs and has Socialized alot of the "Free Market" in leu of this Crisis. Mr Webb understands this, and he understands that our next President plans on building on the Socialist foundation of the Bush Adminsitration.

Mr. Webb says that their Utopia (Socialism) is not at the door step yet.......but that this election gives the Communist Party a mandate to hopefully influence and encourage the New Adminsitration in their endeavors of Social Justice. That we are indeed on the road to full blown Socialism.....

To read the whole Speech go to:
http://www.cpusa.org/article/articleview/994/1/154/

Obama's Plan

More Government Spending Will Not Save the Economy

I was reading an article on how the Obama Administration is going to try and create OR save 3 million Jobs. Ideas included weatherizing 1 million homes, shifting to a paperless health system, investing in disease prevention and modernizing schools and "green" jobs.
When the Government spends Money that it doesn't have, it is not a Fresh influx into the Market. It is money that is either printed, borrowed or taxed. If it's printed it devalues the dollar, if it's borrowed it has to be repayed with interest and increases the Debt and if it's taxed it's less money in the pockets of consumers. When the Government spends money it is just playing a shell game. Moving money from one area to another, it is not True stimulation to the economy. So any supposed positive effects will be short lived and increase the repercusions to a later date.

The Government can lead the Consumers to water, hell even throw them in..but it can't make them drink....or spend. You can build a Road but can't force someone to build a Strip mall next to it. You can create Solar panels but can't force the Homeowner to spend the money to purchase and install them. You can create Government Run Healthcare but you have to tax the hell out of the Citizens to pay for it, which leaves less money in the hands of the consumer and strips personal freedoms. If the Government insists on spending by taking more from the citizens or increasing the debt or the devaluation of the dollar, it can have nothing but negative long term affects on the economy.

The Government can "create" demand by spending on infrastructure, Green tech, or healthcare. But it's an artifical demand that is not supported in the long term by the market. So the "Positive" from Government spending will also be artificial. Which leads to a Market Bubble.
A Recession is a Market Correction that is usually brought on by "artifical" demand in the Market. The Housing bubble was created by the Government "Creating" a demand in High Risk Loans by purchasing the Loans through Fannie and Freddie and then repackaging these High Risk Loans with other loans and reselling them as investments. This encouraged Private banks to invest in an area that normally would be considered too risky by lowering their lending standards, and giving loans to people they normally they would not which made the compaines less viable. They all figured they would have time to sell their High Risk loans back to Freddie and Fannie and the Good Mortgage loans would offset the bad. The Profits of this High Risk Lending encouraged the investment to spread to other sectors of the economy and create new Risky Loans. ARM's, Home Equity Loans, No Money Down loans, ...... and as the Profits Grew things like 401ks started seeing these High Risk Loan Packages as investments and the idea of buying up Freddie and Fannie repackaged loans as investments grew like wildfire.
Because of the lower standards of lending, more and more consumers bought homes that they could not really afford. Which over time and with other market factors (like the high Oil Prices) this led to many people losing their homes to forclosure. Which led to the only possible outcome of this irresponsible behavior.The artifical bubble popped.

When the Home Mortgage bubble popped it caught alot of people with their pants down. As the Bad Loans started to forclose they began to outnumber the Good Loans. Home Builders couldn't repay their loans due to lack of sales and then it began to snowball, as more and more of these Investment Loan Packages began to lose money, companies, banks and investment brokerages that invested heavily in the Mortgage market started to go under. Hence the Plea from the banks for a Bailout. But even after they received th Bailout they did what they should have been doing in the first place to ensure their survival. They stopped giving risky loans and held on to the Cash. Which in turn did not unfreeze the credit market.

When the Public not only saw their home values plummet, gas prices skyrocket and the Banks appearing to be on the verge of collapse they did what anyone would do.....Stop Spending and hunker down.

But in so doing, it has sped up the snowball and turned it into an avalanche. With Consumer spending down, demand for Goods went down. Then companies starting losing profits, which in turn led to people losing their jobs. Which in turn led to more belt tighting and less spending, which in turn lead to less demand, companies failing and more people losing their jobs. Which in turn lead to less sales/income tax for local and federal governemnts, which lead to less services and more people losing their jobs. It is a nasty cycle....that appears to have no end.
But it does. Like an avalanche it must stop after it reaches the bottom of the hill. It may destroy anything in it's path and may take alot of people with it..but it will stop. Then rebuilding can begin.

But the concept of Government spending just keeps shoring up failure, encouraging irresponsible behavior and increasing Government debt while decreasing Consumer confidence. Like an avalanche the Economy has to run it's course, and throwing things in it's path like Government Spending just increases the size of the avalanche and increases the debris in it. So instead of making the economy better or stopping the avalanche, the Government spending will just increase the size of the disaster and set up a New Market Bubble with the artifical Demand created by the Government Spending. Which in turn..will lead to another Recession down the road.

The Free Market economy has to supply what the Consumers demand. Any Artifically created demand will just cause a Market bubble which will lead to another Market Correction.
Until the economy is allowed to run it's course and find it's own heading created by market demand not by Governmental interference.....we will always have Artifical Market Bubbles......
Which in the end will lead to more Government Control, less personal Freedom and less money in the Pockets of Consumers.

Either we run with a failed concept of Artifical Government Created Economy.
Or we allow the Market to Correct itself and stop feeding the Artifical Market Bubble.
We can't have our cake...and eat it too... Something has to give...

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Color of Control is Green

Now you may think I mean Money, well I don't. The Governments of the World are looking at ways to manipulate their people into doing what the Government wants. In some places they use force. In others they use Bribes, like National Health care. But here in the U.S. the usually use plain old manipulation. The most recent wave of Control Tactics is through the Guilt of Green.

The Government is trying to manipulate us by telling us your neighbors care more about the environment than you do, so you need to too. It's called keeping up with the Jones....also by laying Guilt Trips on you. They say you are heating up the planet by Breathing.....that's right your Breath is pollution. Someone please tell me how that works? Plants need it to Grow, it is a natural occurring gas, but it's pollution.

So they want to put Carbon Taxes on things they don't want you to do...at least that is what they tell you. But in reality, if they could use any excuse to get more money and more control they would. If they could sell to the American People that you have to pay money for Every Step you take because it is eroding the Planet...they would. Heck they are talking about taxing Cow Farts....COW FARTS???!!?!

Hitler Used the excuse that the Jews were hording all the Money, that they were to blame for their misery. Human Nature is to want to blame something or someone for their suffering real or imagined. All you have to do is find something that most people will believe and then run with it.

That is what they are doing now, the problem is that here in the States we are raised to be critical thinkers. Suspicious of Government and it's intentions. So we have quite of few people who are skeptics of any Feel Good Propaganda that comes out of Washington, especially if it means less money in our pockets and more control in Washington.

So don't be a Follower of a Theory that some want to control your lives with. Look for Proof..demand Proof...

Not just some Computer Controlled Scenario...that can't even be reproduced in a Lab...

If you are going to give up your Freedoms and Property(money) for some Government excuse...make sure it's a Real Good one.....But then again..I can't think of one that the Government would tell me anyway....