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OCTOBER 29, 2009


PURPOSE:
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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"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debt, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our calling and our creeds ... [we’ll] have no time to think, no means of calling our miss-managers to account but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers ... And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for [another] ... till the bulk of society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery... And the fore-horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression." ~ Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Samuel Kercheval, July 12, 1816

Although Jefferson made this statement about 200 years ago it sure sounds a lot like today, doesn't it?

"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 - )

COMMENTARY

QUESTION: What can the electorate do to send an unmistakeable message to the politicians that corruption and malfeasance in government is unacceptable, and the fact that they have been involved in it, contributing to it, or have been silent about it is also unacceptable?

The strongest message the electorate can send is to to throw them ALL out of office. Don't re-elect anybody. Yes, that would mean throwing out a few good Congressmen along with the trash. BUT, in a situation like the one we have today the message that we, the electorate, are the masters, is much, much more important to convey to the political community than is the retention of a few good Congressmen.! THEY MUST GO! THEY MUST ALL GO!!!

G T Baker

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COMMENTARY

Where is all the historical liberal hollaring about "free choice" when it comes to health care?  Remember Hillary care?  It contained a provision that could send both you and your doctor to jail if you went outside the proposed government system.  Now all the current Democrat proposals contain stiff fines for you and for employers if you don't do as you're told.  Rather two-faced don't you think?

Meaningless propaganda!  Nancy Pelosi is trumpeting the fact that some health insurance companies have made the highest profits in the history of the world.  There is only one thng wrong with that statement.  If the company's profit last year had been the highest in history and this year was only one penny higher then the statement would be true, even if they had lost money due to increased operating costs caused by inflation.

When it comes to ROI (Return On Investment) health insurance companies are NOT the most profitable businesses in the county.  In fact they are rather mediocre.

Denial of coverage?  Government vs private.  Keep this in mind.  On a percentage basis Medicare denies about 3 times as many insurance claims as does the average private health insurance company.

G T Baker

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LINKS

This should scare the hell out of you: http://factsnews.wordpress.com/2009/08/13/whats-really-in-obamas-healthcare-bill/

 Conservative gains:  http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100014891/barack-obama-has-failed-to-defeat-conservatism-in-america/

More people than ever claim to be Libertarians:  http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2009/10/27/gallups-conservatives-and-libertarians/

More "zero tolerance" inanity:  http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20091028/NEWS/910280363/1001/NEWS

It's just Chicago politics on a national scale:  http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/10/28/politics/politicalhotsheet/entry5436665.shtml

Who are the lobbyists in your state?:  http://www.followthemoney.org/database/graphs/lobbyistlink/index.phtml?PHPSESSID=30b4df7dcd87bd874e640d248f61ca40&gclid=CMiuhO694p0CFc9h2godjn6Q5w

Why do Congressmen ignore the public?  Here's one big reason:  http://www.dlc.org/ndol_ci.cfm?kaid=85&subid=108&contentid=254791

A recent count showed there were at least 34,750 lobbyists in Washington.  Thats 65 lobbyists for every Congressman.  Guess whose voice gets heard?  Yours or theirs?:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/21/AR2005062101632.html

Laugh of the Day!  There is a dispute between two different etthics offices in Washington.  Guess who has been called in to settle the dispute?  NANCY PELOSI:  http://thehill.com/homenews/house/65245-pelosi-under-pressure-to-intervene-in-ethics-office-panel-dispute

Right-wing women vs Left-wing women:  http://www.calgarysun.com/comment/columnists/ian_robinson/2009/10/25/11518221-sun.html

Cracking the ACORN:  http://biggovernment.com/author/capitolconfidential/

Democrats vote to bring us another mortgage crisis:  http://republicans.financialservices.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=860&Itemid=43

Pork:  http://www.vermontcynic.com/news/social-media-provides-a-pulse-1.2037306

More pork:  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/15/technology/15cell.html?_r=1

Still more pork:  http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hOCYfE3xscQQTKDwok-VQj38WJZgD9BJA5H80

And still more:  http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/10/27/asamoa.tsunami.warningsystem/index.html

And..... spending your money:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/27/AR2009102703708.html

Nineteen states move to protect individual's health care rights:  http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/56144

Stand up!  For the 2010 census provide only your name and address:  http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig10/galvin2.1.1.html

Protesting the moonbats:  http://gatheringofeaglesnc.org/blog1.php/2009/10/28/brunswick-county-do-the-moonbat-stomp

Would this be promoting freedom or promoting servitude?:  http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/10/26/frank_we_are_trying_on_every_front_to_increase_the_role_of_government.html

From someone who lived under communist rule.  Long article but a MUST READ:  http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2009/10/from-one-that-lived-under-communism.html

THE WARRIOR SONG (warning - rough lyrics) (liberals will hate it):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTs6a0ORdQU

Texas boycott provides interesting results:  http://www.whatbubbaknows.net/images/texasboycott.jpg

Biden gets no support in the Pentagon for his Afghanistan plan..... NONE:  http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2009/10/obama-cant-find-pentagon-official-to-sign-off-on-bidens-afghanistan-plan/

Idiots of the week:  http://rightbias.com/commentaries/idiot1.aspx

"Going green" could mean less food for the poor:  http://www.adamsmith.org/blog/environment/feeling-green-while-the-poor-starve-200910074240/

Anoth Obama anti-military appointment:  http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=15176

"I am an idiot because....":  http://americandaily.com/index.php/article/2419

Tennessee launches boycott of "unconstitutional" federal laws:  http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=113606

What transparency?  Where?:
>>> http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=113606
>>> http://www.usnews.com/blogs/doug-heye/2009/09/24/dem-transparency-promises-are--transparently-false.html
>>> http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/President-Obama_s-_Redacted_-transparency-8361610-63795067.html


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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

RIGHT?



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