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APRIL 5, 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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“Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defence and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.” ~  Andrew Jackson

“Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.” ~  Thomas Jefferson

“It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.” ~ Aristotle

“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” ~  George Jean Nathan

“The best principles of our republic secure to all its citizens a perfect equality of rights.” ~  Thomas Jefferson

“Citizenship is what makes a republic; monarchies can get along without it” ~ Mark Twain

“A passive and ignorant citizenry will never create a sustainable world.” ~ Andrew Gaines
 
“If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.”
~ Abraham Lincoln



"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 - (REPOSTED BY REQUEST)
By G T Baker
(www.linksandtoons.com)

GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE AND OTHER THOUGHTS

 I am still having a hard time digesting the fact that Congress, even a very liberal progressive Congress, would pass any legislation that is so clearly unconstitutional.  If this legislation is allowed to stand then it can be used as a precedent to justify future laws requiring us to purchase specific items and products.  Let us hope that the US Supreme Court will declare it unconstitutional and unenforcable.

The passing of this legislation makes me wonder if there might be some way to bring up any Congressman who voted for it on charges of dereliction of duty for abandoning that portion of their oath of office that requires them to support and defend the Constitution.  That, after all, is exactly what they did.  Perhaps it is time to do some research on what is required to recall a Congressman from office, and to initiate such action when its requirements are determined.

Do you know anyone of high moral character and integrity who also has a true conservative political philosophy?  Have you urged them to run for Congress.  You should.  Part of our problems have arisen because we have not done that very thing in the past.  We must get conservatives of good character and integrity, who will not compromise their beliefs, back in control of government at all levels.  That includes replacing everyone currently in Congress and also everyone at the head of the RNC.  What?  Replace all our experienced people?  Yes, absolutely.  Just ask yourself this question. "could an all new Congress do any worse?"  Sadly, the answer to that question is unequivocally, "no."

There is one more thing that Conservatives must do.  The must urge all the TEA Party organizations and activists to NOT ally themselves with any poltical party, or candidate.  Their effectiveness has derived from their very independence and THAT places pressure on all political parties and candidates to listen to their concerns.  Allying themselves with any party or candidate will only dilute their independence and therefore their effectiveness.

Finally, Conservatives MUST quit saying that that a large part of our populace does not pay taxes.  That's true, BUT ONLY IN THE SENSE OF WHAT IS OWED TO THE IRS ON IRS FORM 1040-A.  It is decidedly NOT true when the effect of government deficit spending (inflation) is considered.  Inflation hits the lower income people harder that it does upper income people because the resultant increase in retail prices is a larger percentage of the disposable income of lower income brackets that it is for upper income brackets.  We must start convincing lower income people that government spending hits them hardest of all and that the only real way to help them is to curb out of control government spending.

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LINKS

A Democrat Congressman exposes the intelligence of liberalism (and yes, he voted FOR the health care bill):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GvxklVu1HY&feature=related

Barney Frank (D - Ma) caught in ethics scandal:  http://www.judicialwatch.org/weeklyupdate/2010/13-barney-franks-ethics-mess#anchor1

Obama violates his own stated ban against hiring lobbyists (this is payoffs pure and simple):  http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2010/apr/obama-hires-more-lobbyists-key-jobs

Nancy Pelosi's misuse and abuse of military resources:  http://www.judicialwatch.org/nancy-pelosi#airpelosi

Barny Frank models the Army's new "don't ask, don't tell" uniform:  http://www.americanissuesforum.com/graphics/NewArmy.jpg

Sadly, there are times when liberalism is not just oppressive, it is just plain laughable:  http://discardedlies.com/entry/?53487_the-worlds-shortest-bicycle-lane-in-britain-of-course

ACORN and Project Vote (an arm of ACORN) are changing their names but other than that nothing has changed:  http://biggovernment.com/kolson/2010/04/02/frances-fox-piven-joins-board-of-project-vote-what-could-go-wrong/

Obama Care already threatening our economy:  http://biggovernment.com/proskam/2010/04/02/obamacare-is-already-hurting-the-economy/

Democrat Congressman says he doesn't care about the Constitution:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2iiirr5KI8&feature=player_embedded

An article in Newsweek magazine said, "Much has been made of the abuse showered on members of Congress at a recent tea-party demonstration on Capitol Hill. Georgia Congressman John Lewis was greeted with racial slurs. Emanuel Cleaver, a black congressman from Missouri, was spat on. Congressman Barney Frank, who is openly gay, was tarred with homophobic epithets."
BUT........ IT NEVER HAPPENED
Democrat Congressman has now retracted his statement that TEA Party crowd spit on him, and called him the "N" word:
>>> http://internetscofflaw.com/2010/04/02/cleaver-retracts-spitting-charge/
>>> http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2010/03/media-fraud-more-proof-that-leftist-media-lied-about-racist-attacks-on-black-reps-while-they-ignored-vulgar-attacks-by-lib-politicians/

Harry Reid supporters throw eggs at TEA Party busses.  Media denies it or refuses to cover it.  Video proves it:
>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t7IHaHJamE&feature=player_embedded#
>>> http://biggovernment.com/publius/2010/03/31/its-time-for-out-a-thug-help-us-identify-these-men/

The even handed and fair Democrats.  Yeah.... right:  http://biggovernment.com/files/2010/03/stimuluschart.jpg

Democrat loud mouth Howard Dean admits the health care bill is really about "wealth redistribution:"  http://left-wingnuts.com/uncategorized/uh-oh-another-dem-acknowledges-health-bill-is-wealth-redistribution/

The Obama Administration's failure to control our borders has resulted in a ranchers murder:  http://dailycaller.com/2010/03/31/border-murder-highlights-administrations-failure/

Danger!  Danger!  Federal Textbook Act, passed by the Bush Administration, gives government control over college textbook availability:  http://phibetacons.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZjliNzVmMmRmYjUxYWUxOWE2MWVkM2EyN2YzMmE4ZTM=

Why the Fair Tax (a flat tax) is best:  http://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2010/03/29/the-flat-tax-good-for-america-bad-for-washington/

Some health care bill amendments that were deleted:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/04/obamacares-legislative-dysfunctions/

Here's a lesson to be learned:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/mar/31/learning-from-what-works/

Dems say that if you were against the health care bill that makes you a "racist hater:"  http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=529210

What liberals do and don't see as "violence" and "threats":  http://vocalminority.typepad.com/blog/2010/03/liberal-hypocrisy-guess-who-used-target-imagery-on-their-maps.html

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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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