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JULY 17, 2010

edition #399

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.
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"IF THIS BE SEDITION, MAKE THE MOST OF IT!" (with apologies to Patrick Henry)

“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.” ~ Haile Selassie (a truism verfified by history that should impel conservatives to get involved)
“You have to know the past to understand the present.” ~ Dr. Carl Sagan  (the history of our nation is important.... learn it!)
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi  (If you are unhappy with the way things have been going then you will have to get up off your sofa and get involved else things will just stay the same)
“It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.” ~ Josiah Charles Stamp  (Do nothing and things will just stay the same.... or get worse)
“You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say” ~ Martin Luther  (Speak up, damn it.... speak up!)
“If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” ~ Abigail Van Buren  (How to build strength and character)
“Power without responsibility - the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages” ~ Rudyard Kipling  (a conspicuous characteristic of the US Congress)
“When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves.” ~ George Pataki  (And thus is freedom lost and government become the master)
“As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility.” ~ Arnold Toynbee  (If we do not accept the responsibility of standing up against tyranny then freedom will be lost.... there is no other possible outcome) 
“Responsibility is the thing people dread most of all. Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us, gives us manhood or womanhood fiber.” ~ Frank Crane  (Responsibility is a heavy load, BUT.... the longer it is carried the lighter it becomes)
“There are two freedoms; The false, where man is free to do what he likes; The true, where man is free to do what he ought.” ~ Charles Kingsley  (The eternal choice) 
“Remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi  (Ghandi was right, tyranny always fails, but never until the people stand up and oppose it)

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:

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:


Watch a video of it at: - (click the "start lessons" button)

ALERT!  ALERT!  ALERT:  liberals, progressives, and Democrats are proposing to confiscate your 401-K (no, we're not kidding), and then redistribute to you what they think you should have.  A MUST WATCH.

Frightening!  How big has government spending gotten?  Note paragraph 5:

Department of Justice goes after 9 individuals who viewed Obama's student loan records (no information was released):

QUESTION:  If a US business hires an illegal alien doesn't that help the alien to continue his illegal presence.  If that is true (and it most definitely is) then isn't the business guilty of conspiracy by enabling the continuation of a crime?  It does not matter if the business thought the person(s) were here legally or not.  Remember, "ignorance of the law is not an excuse."  A closely related question should be, "what should we do about politicians who refuse to enforce our laws?"

"Never let a crisis go to waste" and the enemies lists that philosophy creates:

Obama and the White House promised over and over that there would be no federal funding of abortions in the health care bill.  Guess what?:

The Gulf oil spill.  The locals speak out:

The Oil Spill Song:

Businesses are saying Obama's policies are NOT creating jobs, they are destroying them:

The result of not enforcing immigration laws:

Gobs of financial info:

Double dip recession?:

Obama Administration's new policies create huge new paperwork mess for IRS and taxpayers:

First results of Obamacare:

Yeah.... right!!!:

THE INCREDIBLE BREAD MACHINE:  this is a film that came out in 1975.  Most people today have never seen it or heard of it.  It is important and you should take the time to watch it, and then pass it along to others who haven't seen it:

In Harry Reid's home state (Nevada) stimulus money for jobs programs is being used to hire illegals:

Mama Grizzlies?  You bet!  Yeeee haaaah!  Go get'em ladies:!

Government spending creates dependency, not prosperity:

The sad (or dangerous) part is that the Obama Administration doesn't understand why their economic programs aren't working:

Convicted felons illegally voting in Minnesota gave Al Franken his senate seat, and the democrats a veto proof majority:

Is Obama a socialist?  Most likely voters think so:

Lucky!  Lucky!  Lucky!:

Dems jobs program having negative effect on jobs market:

Economic liberty:

Who is restricting access to information regarding the Gulf Oil Spill?:

Sound like what is going on today?  "The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country." - Propaganda by Edward Bernays, an ultra progressive insider in the Wilson Administration.

Equality - liberal style:

Obama tried to get the G8 and G20 countries to increase their deficit spending.  They all told him, "go home sonny boy, this isn't a game for kiddies:"

There is a book entitled "Nullification" about how states can resist federal power grabs.  Read comment about the book here:

$1,850,000,000 to create 85 "green" jobs:


Obama Administration set to invade your personal financial records whenever it wants.... without showing "probable cause" justification in a court of law:

Obama's new Health Care Czar.  Capitalist or Socialist?:

Interesting!  Verrryyy Interesting:

Chicago trying to get around recent Supreme Court ruling against handgun bans:

When citizens are armed:

You're a liberal if you believe.....:

"Never let a good crisis go to waste."  Would the Dems try to make the Gulf Oil Spill a political issue?  You bet they would:

TEA Partys for liberals???:

Why capitalism and conservatism are better than socialism:

Obama on health care rationing - flip flop flip flop flip flop:

Obama tries to shift the blame and avoid the responsibility (doesn't he always?):

A payback for George Soros:

TEA Party news bits:

Gene Simmons (KISS - without the makeup) salute to our military:

Pass these along to anyone still in school or college:

Democrats not holding town hall meetings this year:

About the time you decide that liberals couldn't get any nuttier.......:

Stuck on Stupid:

America Rising:

How bad can schools get when liberals run the system?:

It's not over folks.  They're planning still more:



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


Seems like the Obama Administration doesn't agree with Lincoln.
Rather, they seem to have adopted the philosophy of:



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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