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MARCH 12, 2010


PURPOSE:
To upset you!  To anger you!
To show you enough of the evils and abuses of liberalism and progressivism 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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Quotations from H. L. Mencken:

"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." (also a prime example of how liberals think).

"Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under."

"It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office."

"The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office."

"The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth."

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats."


"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
By G T Baker
(www.linksandtoons.com)

SOME GOOD IDEAs AND SOME THOUGHTS

Here's an idea that would immeditely help solve some of our economic and employment problems. Workers could volunteer to work an extra two hours a day on Mondays through Thursdays without any additional compensation. This isnt applicable in every situation, but in those businesses where people are paid a salary it would immediately increase productivity by about 5% (assuming labor costs of about 30% and an increase of 20% in hours worked and perhaps 1% more for additional electricity costs). These numbers will, of course, vary from place to place. The point is that if this were to be done the increase in the productivity index would result in lower retail prices and an attendent increase in business activity, and THAT would mean higher demand for labor's services, not less. The real problem I see with this idea is that unions would probably scream to high heaven about the exploitation of their workers. Hopefully some unions would see the long term benefit of this proposal and would go along with it. I have mentioned this idea to several dozen people and without exception they all said it was something they would be willing to do.

With the degree to which Congress regularly ignores the provisions of our Constitution maybe it is time to amend it to require the Supreme Court to certify that any proposed legislation meets the standards of Constitutionality before it is passed into law. This is an absolutely great idea and I wish I could take credit for it but I can't. I picked up the idea at: http://bobandabeshow.blogspot.com/2010/02/abe-v-thomas-jefferson-et-al_23.html This is one idea that merits your passing it along to other people you know.

The current version of the universal healthcare bill that is going to be voted on just keeps getting larger and larger. It is now up to about 2700 pages. That is a stack of 20Lb typewriter paper about 7 1/2 inches high. Someone please explain to me how anyone could possibly know what all the provisions are in a bill that large. Worse still is the estimate that the bill contains some 2000 "earmarks" (read pork.... read political payoffs.... read nothing good). Isn't it time that "earmarks' and all forms of attachments and riders to bills be outlawed? Why should legislative particulars having absolutely nothing to do with the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines be hidden within the pages of a defense appropriations bill? Perhaps all laws and legislation except the Constitution and Bill of Rights should automatically expire every five or ten years unless renewed by Congress. At least that would keep Congress busy just keeping up with the expirations. Isn't it time we require all appropriation bills to stand on their own, exposed to public view, and either pass or fail on their merits (or lack thereof), instead of hiding pork within bills of true importance?

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LINKS

A victory for Conservatives: http://www.onenewsnow.com/Headlines/Default.aspx?id=934728

Dems continue to ignore the public: http://www.forbes.com/2010/03/02/health-care-summit-democrats-popularity-opinions-columnists-dan-gerstein.html?boxes=opinionschannellighttop

As long as Obama is in office the recession will not go away.... in fact it will continue to get worse. Her's why? http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/20912

State of Ohio tells ACORN to "go away and don't come back:" http://biggovernment.com/kolson/2010/03/12/acorn-cracked-run-out-of-state-under-rico-act-in-ohio/

Predator UAVs in Afghanistan: http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/predators-over-pakistan

The TEA PARTY vs the new COFFEE PARTY. One is truly grass roots, the other isn't:
>>> http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/20918
>>> http://clancop.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/coffee-party-nonsense-those-who-dont-understand-the-tea-parties/

Surprised??? Why?: http://hotair.com/archives/2010/02/26/cnn-poll-majority-of-americans-agree-with-founders/

Tom Hanks' anti-Americanism: http://frontpage.americandaughter.com/?p=3370

Pampering children and protecting them from lifes scrapes and bumps only makes them unable to compete later in life: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/03/04/self-esteem_self-destruction_104644.html

CPUSA (Communist Party USA) and Unions protest outside hotel where insurance company execs were conferencing: http://sweetness-light.com/archive/cpusaunions-arrest-insurance-execs?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sweetness-light%2FsURR+%28Sweetness+%26+Light+-+Articles%29

Getting back on track and a real world example of why it works:
>>> http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/03/nj_gov_chris_christie_to_annou.html
>>> http://www.hillsdale.edu/news/imprimis/archive/issue.asp?year=2004&month=04

Proof that politicians (well, most of them) have absolutely no economic savvy: http://biggovernment.com/lmeyers/2010/03/11/raising-tobacco-taxes-is-dumb/

Fewer doctors: http://sweetness-light.com/archive/obama-care-to-mean-13rd-fewer-doctors?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sweetness-light%2FsURR+%28Sweetness+%26+Light+-+Articles%29

The only answer is reduced government spending: http://money.cnn.com/2010/03/10/news/economy/inflation_debt/index.htm

Obama Administration proposes high speed access for everyone paid for by taxpayers: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/62644

Obama Justice Department quashed an FBI investigation of ACORN: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Obama-Justice-Dept-shut-down-ACORN-investigation-87360097.html
Can you hear me now?: http://biggovernment.com/publius/2010/03/12/friday-free-for-all-can-you-hear-me-now-edition/
Is Sarah Palin a true conservative?: http://www.thelandofthefree.net/conservativeopinion/2010/03/12/where-does-palin-stand/

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TOONS

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How much do you and every member of your family owe on the national debt?

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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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