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"IF THIS BE SEDITION, MAKE THE MOST OF IT!" (with apologies to Patrick Henry)
Force always attracts men of low morality, and I believe it to be an invariable rule that tyrants of genius are succeeded by scoundrels.” ~ Albert Einstein
“Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
“To force a man to pay for the violation of his own liberty is indeed an addition of insult to injury.” ~ Benjamin Tucker
“Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
“There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte“
“Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.” ~ Dwight David Eisenhower
“Force is the midwife of every old society pregnant with a new one” ~ Karl Marx
“The reactionaries are in possession of force, in not only the army and police, but in the press and the schools” ~ John Dewey
“Force is the antithesis of freedom, but force must be used, if only to defend against other force” ~ Thomas Sowell
AND NOW FROM 84 YEARS AGO A PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION:
The Montreal Gazette
June 10, 1926
"There are a sort of highbrow type of self-centered educated persons who form a sort of exclusive aristocracy here, there, and almost everywhere. What their education has done is to show them how little others know. They constitute an uppish class that sometimes mistakes itself for an upper class, and is proud to be known as highbrow, and as a highbrow is a degeneraic intellectual aristocrat who is the product of an education that should have made him a liberal.
But it has not done so. Rather it shows that much learning can be accompanied by bad training, and illustrates and old conclusion that the most learned are not necessarily the best learned.
Sir Robert Falconer
University of Toronto
“A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victim, and he wears their face and their garments and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. The traitor is the plague.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 BC
Could there be any more accurate description of today's Liberal Progressive Democrats?
"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
THE 5000 YEAR LEAP:
This is a very popular book about how the USA became so prosperous and the beacon of freedom to the world. You can read it online for free at:http://www.nccs.net/5000-year-leap/_jkgFoe95jlsf4poG/
Watch a video of it at: http://adlar.com/nccs/ - (click the "start lessons" button)
G T Baker
No? Then you haven't been paying attention. If there hasn't been anything that the Obama Administration and their cohorts and supporters have done that has not yet scared the hell out of you and exposes how far they will go for political gain then this should do it. In a move to demonstrate their anti Wall Street, anti capitalism mentality the Obama Administration's very influential supporters, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and National People's Action (NPA), bussed hundreds of its members to the the homes of some some Wall Street executives and invaded their private property to carry on noisy, provocative and profane demonstratations, which naturally scared the hell out of children and neighbors. Think about it. The SEIU, in order to make a political statement is willing to invade the homes and property of private citizens. Did the obama Administration know about this beforehand? Did they approve? Well, it is the President of the SEIU that visits the White House more than representatives from any other political support group. AND, the Obama Administration is currently on a mission to paint Wall Street executives as members of some sort of evil cabal. That's one helluva coincidence if they didn't know and approve. ONE HELLUVA COINCIDENCE.
As it so happens a neighbor of one of the executives where the SEIU stopped to demonstrate is Nina Easton, a reporter for Fortune Magazine, and she wrote an article about what she saw from her home next door and condemming the actions of the SEIU goons and thugs. Now SEIU is condemming Easton for having the guts to report on what she saw happen at her neighbors house.
Although it was clearly illegal on a number of levels the SEIU is bragging about what they did: http://www.seiu.org/2010/05/wash-away-the-greed.php
So far there has been not the slightest move to charge SEIU and those who participated with even the minor offense of tresspassing, which it clearly was (perhaps even intimidation, collusion, coerscion and terrorism). There has also been nothing heard from The White House condemming the demonstrations.
Folks, as it so happens, this is precisely the same kind of tactic the National Socialists (NAZIS) used in Germany in the 1930's just before they took over complete control. Precisely the same!!!
I don't know about the rest of you people but to my way of thinking this incident goes way, way beyond what is acceptable protest activity and anything like this should never happen in the United States. NEVER!
This just one more reason to support the TEA Party movement and come the next few elections see to it that there is not one Liberal, Socialist, Progressive, Democrat elected to, or re-elected to, the United States Congress.
BTW, lest we forget and don't remember, and haven't yet learned about what the liberals think is okay, here is a picture from ten years ago of the kind of force the Democrats thought was acceptable when they went to retreive Elian Gonzales from his unarmed relatives in Miami and return him to to live under Communism in Cuba. The look on Elian's face says it all: http://www.nocaptionneeded.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/elian2.gif
Okay, now, once again.... Scared yet?
A rock video to send to younger people who think liberalism is good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQuxJIVpOCM&feature=player_embedded
Barney Frank continues to deny his role in our financial problems: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/05/barney_frank_has_a_history_of.html
Richanrd Blumenthal (D-CN, Conn Atty Gen) said he misspoke about serving in Vietnam. No, he didn't. HE LIED! http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/18/nyregion/18blumenthal.html
He even lied about lying: http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/05/blumenthal_and_the_liars_party.html
Troops happy to see Obama (NOT!): http://www.usofearth.com/tp/?p=811
Trashing the United States Constitution and the 2nd Amendment:
President Obama and the SEIU: http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2010/05/radical-unions-seiu-and-afscme-will-spend-100-million-in-2010-to-keep-democrats-in-office/
FUNNY! Ray Stevens on illegal immigration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgOHOHKBEqE&feature=player_embedded
More Ray Stevens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q59ZcFguUOo&feature=channel
Ray Stevens on taxes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi8_nAPtqPs&feature=related
What our Founding Fathers would say to us: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeYscnFpEyA&feature=related
Acouple of videos of college students you have to see: http://dailycaller.com/2010/05/19/valley-girl-kind-of-like-asks-david-horowitz-like-the-dumbest-question-ever-video/
Community group in Fresno asks radio station to dump all conservative shows: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/seton-motley/2010/05/20/community-group-fresno-radio-station-dump-conservative-hosts-who-are-c
Apartment complex tells WW2 navy vet to take down his American flag. Vet wins: http://www.wmur.com/news/23611657/detail.html
When gun bans prevent citizens from being able to protect themselves: http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/05/chicago-police-officer-shot-during-possible-robbery.html
The Tennessee Attorney General is a Democrat (gee, I never would have guessed): http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100520/NEWS0201/5200347/Voter+citizenship+bill+would+violate+federal+law++TN+attorney+general+says
WOW! Tornado derails train: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYubpuIe3cw&feature=player_embedded
ICE won't process illegals referred to them by Arizona????: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/05/19/20100519arizona-immigration-law-ICE-chief-opposes.html
Justice Department dismisses voter intimidation case against Black Panthers. Why? "Lack of evidence," never mind the videos: http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/534551/201005191849/Eric-Holder-Vs-Black-Panthers.aspx
How much do you and every member of your family owe on the national debt?
Contact your elected officials (enter your zip code in the upper right corner): http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/
Why "Come and Take It" ?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_and_take_it