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AUGUST 11, 2010

edition #403


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.
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"IF THIS BE SEDITION, MAKE THE MOST OF IT!" (with apologies to Patrick Henry)
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“Oppression can only survive through silence.”

“A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.”
~ Tacitus

“Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).”
~ Ayn Rand

“Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.”
~ Sam Houston

“But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression”
~  John Locke

“No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.” ~ Joseph Addison   
  
“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” ~
Frederick Douglass

“All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.” ~ Noah Webster

“False riches, consisting of money, houses and lands, acquired by selfish means at cost to others and thereafter used selfishly, are almost always used for the oppression of other persons.” ~ Joseph Franklin Rutherford

“He who allows oppression shares the crime.” ~ Desiderius Erasmus

“If you see oppression of the poor, and justice and righteousness trampled in a country, do not be astounded.”
~ King Solomon

“In a world without the law of God, you have chaos, oppression, tyranny, and everyone doing what is right in their own eyes.” ~ Randall Terry

“No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.”
~ Joseph Addison

“Oppression is more easily endured than insult.” ~ Junius

“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

“Without Liberty, Law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without Law, Liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.”
~ James Q. Wilson


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COMMENTARY

The Strongest Possible Message:
 
G T Baker
8-11-2010

What is the strongest possible message that voters could send to politicians in the upcoming 2010 and 2012 elections?  What could voters say to the politicians that would unmistakably say to them, "enough.... no more.... NOT EVER!!!"

The answer to that question is to vote out ALL incumbents..... yes, ALL OF THEM.

We must do that because not only have the liberals and progressives proven that they do not care about the damage they have been doing to our republic but the supposed Republicans and conservatives have been playing along to get along instead of listening to the citizens and standing up for what is right.

Getting people to vote out their own representatives is going to be a hard sell but it is absolutely necessary if the objective is to send them the strongest possible message.  Anything less implies acceptance of the way things have been done in the past.  That must not happen.  ALL INCUMBENTS MUST GO. After all, could a Congress of all new members do any worse?

Before you decide whether or not this would be a reasonable course of action just ask yourself these questions.  Are our elected representatives supposed to represent the wishes of the voters?  Have they been doing that, or have they been acting as if the wishes and interests of the voters are irrelevant?

We, of course, are all to aware of the answers to those questions.  The question therefore becomes, what are you going to do about it?

It is time to stand up and say to the politicians, "enough.... no more.... NOT EVER!!!"

(related):  http://www.michnews.com/Sher_Zieve/sz080910.shtml


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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
President
University of Toronto
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“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?
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"By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation."  - Edmond Burke
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"The free man will ask neither what his country can do for him nor what he can do for his country."  Milton Friedman
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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
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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 - )
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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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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/

OR

Watch a video of it at:   http://adlar.com/nccs/ - (click the "start lessons" button)
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"Molon Labe," Yeeeee Haaaaa.... Lt Colonel Allen West, a hero for our time:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z-kES14bNk&feature=player_embedded

Let the states go broke?:  http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/why_we_need_to_let_states_go_broke_kAFil8adYcXsyl20ygFdLL

Increasingly European attitudes toward the USA is.... pity:  http://www.newsweek.com/2010/08/09/post-anti-americanism.html

From Belgium - "Obama's Star Is Fading":  http://watchingamerica.com/News/63581/obamas-star-is-fading/

3 things about Islam that you must learn:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib9rofXQl6w&feature=player_embedded

Obama Lied About His Father's Military Service In a 2008 campaign speech, Obama says his father served in WWII. Barack Hussein Obama Sr. was 5 years old when WWII started, and less than 9.5 years old when it ended:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv4jnlkxOaw&feature=player_embedded

The stimulus that wasn't:  http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/did-stimulus-stimulate

The government CANNOT create jobs:
>>> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704388504575419280283794598.html
>>> http://www.thefreemanonline.org/columns/why-government-cant-create-jobs/#
>>> http://mjperry.blogspot.com/2008/12/govt-cant-create-jobswealth-it-merely.html
>>> http://www.pennyjobs.com/pp/public/Articles.aspx?aid=273
>>> http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/the_government_cannot_create_green_jobs/
>>> http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Government-Cannot-Create-Or-Save-Private-Sector-Jobs---It-Is-Absurd-to-Think-They-Can&id=4836917
>>> http://www.louisvilleteaparty.org/2010/07/15/government-cannot-create-jobs-businesses-do-that/
>>> http://biggovernment.com/amellon/2010/07/07/barack-obama-cannot-will-not-and-does-not-want-to-create-jobs/
>>> http://forum.brokeroutpost.com/loans/forum/2/292411.htm

Latest State Department list of terrorist organizations does not include the Taliban:  http://dailycaller.com/2010/08/10/state-department-taliban-is-not-a-terrorist-organization/

The Livable Communities Act - Socialist utopia:  http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/08/the_livable_communities_act_1.html

No!  No!  No!  Ignorant politicians are doing it again.  Just one more reason the ALL most go:  http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/543139/201008091903/Still-Oblivious-To-Meltdowns-Cause.aspx

Amnesty in disguise:  http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/543312/201008101851/Amnesty-In-Disguise.aspx

60,000 illegal alien births a year just in Texas:  http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/illegal-aliens-births-texas-birthright-citizenship/2010/08/08/id/366936

Bloomberg says we are bankrupt:  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-11/u-s-is-bankrupt-and-we-don-t-even-know-commentary-by-laurence-kotlikoff.html

Why businesses aren't hiring:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704017904575409733776372738.html

Trampling the Constitution:  http://article.nationalreview.com/439022/obamas-imperial-presidency/bill-mccollum

Un-American history courses:  http://townhall.com/columnists/PhyllisSchlafly/2010/08/10/un-american_american_history_courses/page/full

Phony TEA Party activists showing up as candidates:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/08/days-decide-activists-claim-tea-party-imposters-infiltrating-elections/

The Texas-Mexico border.... a genuine war zone:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuBq7zLmGKc&feature=player_embedded

VERIFIED!  Mexican drug cartel crosses border and takes over Texas ranch:  http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-10317-San-Diego-County-Political-Buzz-Examiner~y2010m8d10-Mexican-cartels-takeover-Texas-ranch--NOT-A-HOAX-Police-blotter-confirms-story

Obama won't deport illegals:  http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2010/aug/ice-won-t-deport-illegal-immigrant-students

Opinion from L'Expression, Algeria, Africa:  http://watchingamerica.com/News/63946/america-and-the-muslim-world/

Project 21, a black leadership group, admits charges of racism against TEA Parties are fake:
>>> http://bridgetdgms.wordpress.com/2010/08/01/left-admits-racism-charges-against-tea-parties-a-tactic-not-a-truth/
>>> http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/mduncan/alleged-conway-plant-exposed-at-rand-paul-event

We love taxes:  http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/why-we-love-taxes-t5817.html

From the Consumer Product Safety Commission - HP and Compaq laptop computer battery recall:  http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10240.html

Obama promised his administration would create jobs.  So far they are only 5,300,000 short:  http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2010/20100804154346.aspx

Instead of attending the Boy Scouts of America's National Jamboree like past presidents have done, President Obama went on "The View" tv program and instead sent the scouts a tape recorded message.  Here's the scout's reaction:  http://dailyradar.com/beltwayblips/video/obama-message-booed-at-the-boy-scout-national-jamboree/

Repeal the 17th Amendment.  Here's why:  http://www.restorefederalism.org/2009/03/repeal-17th.html

Obama's 10 job killers:  http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/543080/201008091843/Whats-Holding-Back-The-Hiring-Start-With-Obamas-10-Job-Killers.aspx

The Obama Administration wants to slash the military budget.... but give $26 billion more to unions:  http://4rwws.blogspot.com/2010/08/priorities.html

Arizona TEA Party rally:  http://www.intellectualconservative.com/2010/08/11/sharron-angle-jd-hayworth-sheriff-arpaio-and-more-to-speak-at-aug-15-tea-party-on-the-border/

The down side of wind farms:  http://kingstonobserver.com/tko/articles/bm~doc/wind_turbine_accidents_in_pictures.pdf

SEC sues Goldman Sachs for fraud:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/17/business/17goldman.html?_r=1

Herman Cain lays it on the line:  http://www.viddler.com/explore/rightscoop/videos/22/

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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?



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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