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JANUARY 7, 2010


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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"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle": ~ Edmund Burke

“If a baseball player slides into home plate and, right before the umpire rules if he is safe or out, the player says to the umpire, ‘Here is $1,000.’ What would we call that? We would call that a bribe. If a lawyer was arguing a case before a judge and said, ‘Your honor before you decide on the guilt or innocence of my client, here is $1,000.’ What would we call that? We would call that a bribe. But if an industry lobbyist walks into the office of a key legislator and hands her or him a check for $1,000, we call that a campaign contribution. We should call it a bribe.” ~ Janice Fine

"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws." ~ Tacitus, Roman senator and historian (A.D. c.56-c.115)

"The more prohibitions there are, the poorer the people will be. The more laws are promulgated, the more thieves and bandits there will be." ~ Lao-tzu, The Tao Te Ching , circa 600 B.C.

"The State is the coldest of all cold monsters, and coldly it tells lies, and this lie drones on from its mouth: 'I, the State, am the people'." ~
Friedrich Nietzsche, 1883

A Roman Senator suggested that all slaves wear white armbands to better identify them. "No," said a wiser Senator. "If they see how many of them there are, they may revolt!"

"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 - )

Our Founding Fathers were greatly influenced by a rather lengthly treatise on the subject of freedom, The Spirit of Laws, by Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, published in 1748.  You can read it for yourself at: http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=837&Itemid=27

LINKS:

Government spending will not, cannot, and has never, helped improve economic conditions:  http://www.heritage.org/Research/Economy/bg2354.cfm

Obama proposes MORE stimulus:  http://www.heritage.org/Research/Economy/bg2355.cfm

Ideas for our nation from the public at large:  http://www.contractfromamerica.com/Idea.aspx

Obama Administration moves to give IRS more power:  http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=517132

Wha...?????  Obama Administration to use CIA for "global warming" purposes:  http://townhall.com/columnists/BenShapiro/2010/01/06/for_obama,_global_warming_trumps_national_security?page=1

Obama promised "openness" but Dems refuse and meet in secret:
>>> http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/obama_falls_short_on_campaign_promise_5gFAG1TwuLUSW6Mn7h6hWN
>>> http://frontpage.americandaughter.com/?p=2868
>>> http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/White-House-We-will-NOT-discuss-broken-C-Span-promise-80829987.html

Obama Administration puts still more restrictions on energy industry:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100106/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_interior_drilling

Higher personal tax rates?  Yep!:  http://biggovernment.com/2010/01/06/dems-tinker-with-withholding-tax-tables-for-2010/

Litchfield, CN, bans yellow ribbons for soldiers:  http://biggovernment.com/2010/01/06/dems-tinker-with-withholding-tax-tables-for-2010/

Liberal radio talk show host says "crotch bomber" event was a Rupublican sponsored event to embarrass Obama:  http://radioequalizer.blogspot.com/2010/01/mike-malloy-republicans-responsible-for.html

"All Tea Party protestors are white" - Chris Matthews:  http://www.black-and-right.com/2010/01/05/matthews-all-teabaggers-white-maybe-not/

Quotations from the left - 2009:  http://bridgetdgms.wordpress.com/

Best Obama facts:  http://bestobamafacts.com/

The Warrior Song (decidedly aggressive):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTs6a0ORdQU

Making the housing market still worse:  http://hotair.com/archives/2009/09/23/the-end-of-the-fixer-upper/

Historical employment figures:  http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/riskandreturn/ZEgIe5C5z0dBcNPTCDk1Y0glUmyUueXurxhnFNN17C65JbY3LGetpl2jjvym/EmploymentRecessionsOct.jpg.scaled.1000.jpg

A lack of dignity:  http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=35058

Less than 1% of terrorists:  http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/59387

A case for secession:  http://www.lewrockwell.com/spl2/secession-monetary-policy.html

Smoke and mirrors:  http://prairiepundit.blogspot.com/2010/01/democrat-deficit-tricks.html

The National Debt Clock (scary):  http://www.usdebtclock.org/

Administration dumps on construction industry:  http://www.nfib.com/nfib-on-the-move/nfib-on-the-move-item/cmsid/50452/

Obama's next three years:  http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

Top 20 liberal pick-up lines:  http://rightwingnews.com/2010/01/the-top-20-liberal-pick-up-lines/

Allowing criminals and illegals to vote:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jan/07/letting-crooks-illegals-vote/

Government health care to make "marrieds" pay more taxes than singles:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126281943134818675.html?mod=wsj_share_twitter


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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?



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.

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