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JANUARY 20, 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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"The eternal choice of men; to endure oppression.... or to resist" ~ John Wayne, The Alamo, 1960

Yesterday the people of Massachusetts resisted

"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
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COMMENTARY:

No, no, no!
G T Baker

After yesterday's special election in Massachusetts Sarah Palin was interviewed by Fox news regarding the results of the election and its implications for the future. During that interview Governor Palin opined that the Republicans and the "tea party" organizations should forge alliances to defeat future Liberal/Progressive candidates.

No! No! No!

The effectiveness of the Tea Party movements (and believe me they were effective) is absolutely dependent upon their being completely independent of any party that promotes candidates for public office. It is their very independence that creates political pressure on BOTH political parties.

Almost all of our current domestic problems are unequivocally due to the fact that in recent years...., no, make that decades, all our national problems have arisen because the Republican party has abandonded all pretense of being the party of conservatism and has become little more than a "me too" party.

For the Tea Party, 9-12, and similar groups to ally themselves with any political party implies compromises between the political power objectives of any allied political party and the fundamental conservative objectives of the Tea Partiers. That must not happen. The demands of the Tea Partiers must not become subject to compromise. Also, the Tea Partiers must remain absolutely independent of any associations with political partys, else the power of their movement(s) will be diluted and their effectiveness will be lost.

The independent Conservative activities of the past couple of years must be seen as just the beginning and Conservatives must work to make themselves even more effective in the future.

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"Hey, Congress, was THAT loud enough?"

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LINKS:

Broken campaign promises:  http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=91286

See?  We can, and we did, and we must continue the fight:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nEoW-P81-0

And now the "blame game" starts:
>>> http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view/20100119dems_start_blame_game_over_senate_loss/
>>> http://www.newsobserver.com/politics/national/story/293802.html
>>> http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0110/Coakley_adviser_memo_DC_Dems_faled_Coakley.html?showall
>>> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703837004575013120573610774.html
>>> http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9DB5GIG0&show_article=1
>>> http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/20/democrats-dig-excuses-bay-state-upset/

Press takes new look at Tea Partiers:  http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/press-takes-new-look-tea-parties-after-brown-win

Arrogance on display:  http://www.nypost.com/p/news/politics/coakley_brown_cast_votes_in_closely_FmNZ8lkAiEZ5VaMQnKyrPO

A look at some stimulus programs:  http://coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&FileStore_id=59af3ebd-7bf9-4933-8279-8091b533464f

Obama Administration fails in attempts to blame private sector:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jan/19/feds-find-little-fraud-at-big-wall-street-firms/

Obama Administration uses tax programs to payoff unions:  http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=11142

We the People - Ray Stevens video (
good stuff - pass it around):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc_-L4fyLUo

Barney Frank doesn't like the Senate rules that allow for fillabusters.  His solution?  Change the rules:
>>> http://www.breitbart.tv/barney-frank-god-didnt-create-the-filibuster/
>>> http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-goldberg19-2010jan19,0,3633276.column

This picture says it all:  http://biggovernment.com/files/2010/01/imageDCSA107011821303.jpg

TSA nominee out:  http://www.aclj.org/TrialNotebook/Read.aspx?ID=904

Protecting Pastors:  http://www.aclj.org/TrialNotebook/Read.aspx?ID=900

Angry Coakley campaign worker calls reporters "Nazis":  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGN0CHvpNEs

Scary as hell:  http://cfif.org/v/index-mv1.php?v=71&nr=0

Dems still don't get it:  http://www.hyscience.com/archives/2010/01/post_brown_vict.php

Palin and Obama vs hecklers.  There is a profound lesson here:  http://vocalminority.typepad.com/blog/2010/01/a-comparison-of-two-heckler-responses.html

Government jobs program:  http://xf0.xanga.com/a22b4412d4620262506501/z15809551.gif

Some of Obama's appointees:  http://www.traditionalvalues.org/read/3832/obama-renominates-extremists-to-high-posts/

Louisiana Legislature Floating Bill Making Obamacare Illegal in State:  http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/19182

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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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