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SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
- To upset you! To anger you!
- To show you enough of the abuses of liberalism that you will get involved.
- To encourage you to contact your elected representatives and object.
- NOTHING WILL CHANGE UNTIL YOU DO!!!
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“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” ~ Indira Ghandi
..... the reason you cannot deal with today's liberals.
"By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation." - Edmond Burke
"The free man will ask neither what his country can do for him nor what he can do for his country." Milton Friedman
The people must also be self-assertive. They must have the spirit of the old Revolutionary War flag: "Don't tread on me!" They must be vigilant against those, at home or abroad, in or out of government, who might wish to trample on their rights. They must be courageous and manly, with a sense of honor, so that in hard times they will stand up and fight, and not slink away slavishly so as to avoid trouble and danger.
Thomas G. West and Douglas A. Jeffrey, The Rise & Decline of Constitutional Government in America
The most important moral of all is that excellence is where you find it. I would extend this generalization to cover not just higher education but all education from vocational high school to graduate school. We must learn to honor excellence, indeed to demand it in every socially accepted human activity, however humble that activity, and to scorn shoddiness, however exalted the activity. An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. --- John William Gardner (1912 - )
See if it doesn't look like to you that these suggestions are straight out of the Obama Administration's play book: http://vcn.bc.ca/citizens-handbook/rules.html
Massachusetts has tried government health care with the expectation that it would provide better and less expensive health care. It hasn't turned out that way. In fact it is turning out to be an absolute disaster: http://www.i2i.org/main/page.php?page_id=264
As usual, Thomas Sowell right on target: http://townhall.com/columnists/ThomasSowell/2009/09/08/listening_to_a_liar?page=full
What nation has the most competitive economy in the world (it is no longer the USA): http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090908/bs_nm/us_competitiveness_report_1
Baron Hill (D-IN) says it is "his" townhall meeting, and it is "his" Congressional Office, as if he had bought and paid for them:
"Green" activists at work: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/57260622.html
Some quotations from Winston Churchill:
>>> "There is no such thing as a good tax."
>>> "No crime is so great as daring to excel."
>>> "The price of greatness is responsibility."
>>> "Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft."
>>> "If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law."
>>> "However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results."
>>> "If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future."
>>> "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else."
>>> "You have enemies? Good! That means that sometime in your life you have stood up for something worthwhile."
>>> "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
>>> "Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things."
>>> "Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization." (think about the Obama administration trying to take former Bush Administration officials to court)
And, finally, an admonition explaining why conservatives MUST stand up and be counted in their opposition to liberalism, socialism, and communism.
>>> "One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!"
Two points are obvious here. (1) the objective of this proposal is not to disseminate opposing opinions, it is to silence them. (2) putting this proposal into practice would NOT increase the audience for the liberal point of view:
Marcus Luttrell - a man we should send to Congress, a former Navy SEAL whose story of heroism in Afghanistan is told in his book "Lone Survivor," shared his world view at the National Rifle Association event in Louisville on May 16: http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/video.aspx?v=Q4nz4znz
For the love of liberty: http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/video.aspx?v=Q4nzuz4z
Now it is the FHA that may have financial problems: http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/joseph-onorati/fha-in-financial-hot-water
Inflation - the silent thief: http://www.bukisa.com/articles/117206_why-inflation-is-bad-the-silent-thief
If the stimulus program(s) has worked then why don't we NOT spend the remainder of the funds (about 80% of the total): http://www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/inorganic-recover128.html
Are you unhappy with the way many things are going in the USA? If you are then let your elected representatives hear from you. Our nation is a "representative republic." In other words a nation where our legislators are supposed to represent your wishes, but, if you don't let them hear from you how are they supposed to know what things concern you? Generally liberals are more group oriented than are conservatives, and tend to be more activist in nature. That's why things in our country have been becoming more and more liberal in nature, even though conservatives outnumber the liberals. Remember, our nation only works as our founders designed it to work if the citizens participate in its operation.
Seems like the Obama Administration doesn't agree with Lincoln.
Rather, they seem to have adopted the philosophy of:
OF THE GOVERNMENT
BY THE GOVERNMENT
FOR THE GOVERNMENT
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