Your Daley Gator Saturday Op-Ed Roundup Featuring John Hawkins, Mark Steyn, Stephen Hayes, Thomas Sowell, Michelle Malkin, Walter E. Williams And Jonah Goldberg

Everything You Need To Know About The Rubio/McCain Amnesty Catastrophe In 15 Quotes – John Hawkins

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1) This is President Obama’s number one political agenda item because he knows we will never again have a Republican president, ever, if amnesty goes into effect. We will perpetually have a progressive, liberal president, probably a Democrat, and we will probably see the House of Representatives go into Democrat hands and the Senate will stay in Democrat hands. – Michele Bachmann

2) The bill is worse than universal healthcare. Listen to me, it is worse than universal healthcare, and in the coming days as we get closer, we will explain why it’s worse than universal healthcare. It is the death knell of the country, there is no recovery from this one. None. No recovery. – Glenn Beck

3) If Republicans are opposed to what mass immigration is doing to the country demographically, ethnically, socially and politically, there are, as Reagan used to say, “simple answers, just no easy answers.”

Those answers: No amnesty, secure the border, enforce laws against businesses that hire illegals, and impose a moratorium on new immigration so wages can rise and immigrants enter the middle class and start voting as did the children and grandchildren of the immigrants of 1890-1920 by 1972.

So what are the Republicans doing?

Going back on their word, dishonoring their platform, and enraging their loyal supporters, who gave Mitt 90 percent of his votes, to pander to a segment of the electorate that gave Mitt less than 5 percent of his total votes.

Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad. – Pat Buchanan

4) The nation’s plutocrats are lined up with the Democratic Party in a short-term bid to get themselves cheap labor (subsidized by the rest of us), which will give the Democratic Party a permanent majority. If Rubio’s amnesty goes through, the Republican Party is finished. It will be the “Nancy Pelosi Democratic Party” versus the “Chuck Schumer Republican Party.” – Ann Coulter

5) Instead of cracking down on the Administration’s abuse of power, S. 744 places unprecedented new restrictions on interior enforcement – making the current situation much worse and much more hazardous. It is as if S. 744 were explicitly written to handcuff law enforcement officials – binding their hands while giving virtually unchecked authority to executive branch officials to prevent future removals, including removals of criminal aliens. – ICE Council president Chris Crane

6) It doesn’t stop illegal immigration. If anything it makes the problem worse by not securing the border and by incentivizing future illegal immigration. – Ted Cruz

7) Creating more than 30 million new immigrants, including 11 million former illegals, and supplanting their numbers with another 20-odd million guest workers is from a sociological and demographic point of view quite radical: 30 million is roughly a tenth of the current population of the United States. How we handle immigration is of fundamental importance to questions ranging from national security to economic growth to the character of our nation itself. That we cannot get a couple of small-time performance benchmarks written into the bill suggests that this issue is not being treated with the intelligence and the prudence it deserves. – The Editors at National Review

8) This is the administration that has refused to enforce the law… they have created new law out of nothing. They’ve violated the law in a number of ways. And our guys are counting on the administration to all of a sudden actually keep their word on something like securing the border when they’ve never done it before and they believe it’s in their political interest to continue not to secure the border even if there’s a deal? I mean that’s crazy to think they’re going to start securing the border and until we secure the border everything else is completely meaningless. – Louie Gohmert

9) Should this be grounds to primary challenge every Republican who voted for this bill, and I mean every single one? I don’t care if they just got re-elected. Next time they’re up for re-election. Ann Coulter’s right. This is a single issue – this is a single-issue primary challenge. You know why? Because this is it. As Bill Kristol said on this show, as he said on this show, once you give this pathway to citizenship all these benefits, all this discretion to [Janet] Napolitano, it’s over. It’s too late to complain about it. It’s over. – Laura Ingraham

10) The federal judge in Crane v. Napolitano has ruled that the ICE agents are likely to prevail in their argument that the Obama administration is ordering them to violate federal law. Think about that: This administration is ordering career law enforcement personnel to break the law. Now, the administration is pushing for an amnesty bill that contains almost nothing to improve immigration enforcement. All that the American citizens will get in return for the amnesty is the promise from the Obama administration that they will try harder to enforce the law. The administration has already shattered that promise, doing exactly the opposite. This is a stark warning to Congress. I sincerely hope that they hear it. – Kris Kobach

11) Almost every requirement in this bill can be waived by Janet Napolitano: for instance, the time limits on when people can be legalized, the requirements on criminal activity or even the enforcement triggers. Those basically don’t mean anything if any of them is held up in court, still. …The litigation over the 1986 bill didn’t end until just a few years ago. The ACLU has been quite clear that it intends to sue to stop mandatory e-verify and probably sue to stop a bunch of other things. If, for instance, mandatory use of electronic verification is still in the courts 10 years after the bill passes, it’s entirely possible the Secretary of Homeland Security can just give everybody Green Cards on her own – and there are hundreds of other examples of that kind of discretion. It’s not too much of an exaggeration to say that this 1,000 page bill after all of the amendments could be boiled down to, “We trust you, Obama; just do the right thing.” – Mark Krikorian

12) The ‘Gang of Eight’ bill is not immigration reform. It is big government dysfunction. It is an immigration Obamacare. All advocates of true immigration reform – on the left and the right – should oppose it. – Mike Lee

13) Okay. So what does that mean, the republic is at stake? This is the ball game. I remember people saying that about Obamacare. Now they’re saying it about immigration reform. And they’re both right. In the case of immigration reform, it effectively wipes out the Republican Party. – Rush Limbaugh

14) Will they listen? Suicidal Republicans have supported illegal alien amnesties dating back to the Reagan era. They have paid a steep, lasting price. As bankrupt, multiculti-wracked California goes, so goes the nation. The progs’ plan has always been to exploit the massive population of illegal aliens to redraw the political map and secure a permanent ruling majority.

Now, in the wake of nonstop D.C. corruption eruptions, SchMcGRubio and Company want us to trust them with a thousand new pages of phony triggers, left-wing slush-fund spending and make-believe assimilation gestures. Trust them? Hell, no. There’s only one course for citizens who believe in upholding the Constitution and protecting the American dream: Stop them. – Michelle Malkin

15) On every major front, this legislation fails to deliver on its core promises. It delivers only for the special interest groups who helped write it. Should it pass, it would represent the ultimate triumph of the Washington elite over the everyday citizen to whom Congress properly owes its loyalty. – Jeff Sessions

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Big Politically Correct Brother – Mark Steyn

Excerpt – Every time I go on his show, my radio pal Hugh Hewitt asks me why congressional Republicans aren’t doing more to insist that the GOP suicide note known as “the immigration deal” include a requirement for a border fence. I don’t like to tell Hugh that, if they ever get around to building the fence, it won’t be to keep the foreigners out but to keep you guys in.

I jest, but only very slightly and only because the government doesn’t build much of anything these days – except for that vast complex five times the size of the Capitol the NSA is throwing up in Utah to house everybody’s data on everything everyone’s ever done with anyone ever.

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Our Disappearing President – Stephen Hayes

Excerpt – One might expect Keith Alexander to advocate on behalf of the two programs at the center of our national debate about terrorism and surveillance. He is, after all, the head of the National Security Agency, which runs them. “It’s dozens of terrorist events that these have helped prevent—both here and abroad-in disrupting or contributing to the disruption of terrorist attacks,” Alexander testified last week.

And it’s not entirely surprising that the four leading members of Congress on intelligence matters would argue on behalf of these programs, known as “215″ and “702,” for the sections of the laws that authorize them.

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Who ‘Needs’ Immigrant Labor? – Thomas Sowell

Excerpt – One of the most common arguments for allowing more immigration is that there is a “need” for foreign workers to do “jobs that Americans won’t do,” especially in agriculture.

One of my most vivid memories of the late Armen Alchian, an internationally renowned economist at UCLA, involved a lunch at which one of the younger members of the economics department got up to go get some more coffee. Being a considerate sort, the young man asked, “Does anyone else need more coffee?”

“Need?” Alchian said loudly, in a cutting tone that clearly conveyed his dismay and disgust at hearing an economist using such a word.

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Barack Onama’s “Social Innovation” Slush Fund – Michelle Malkin

Excerpt – We all know now what the vengeful Obama IRS has been doing to conservative nonprofits the past four years: strangling them in the crib. But do you know how much pampering and largesse far-left welfare-state charities have received while limited-government groups suffered? You don’t know the half of it.

Before President Obama took office, I warned that Democrats planned to steer untold amounts of taxpayer dollars to his shady community-organizing pals. The Dems’ 2008 party platform proposed the creation of a “Social Investment Fund Network” to subsidize “social entrepreneurs and leading nonprofit organizations (that) are assisting schools, lifting families out of poverty, filling health care gaps and inspiring others to lead change in their own communities.”

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Unasked And Unanswered Questions – Walter E. Williams

Excerpt – Grutter v. Bollinger was the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the University of Michigan Law School’s racial admissions policy. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, writing for the majority, said the U.S. Constitution “does not prohibit the Law School’s narrowly tailored use of race in admissions decisions to further a compelling interest in obtaining the educational benefits that flow from a diverse student body.” But what are the educational benefits of a diverse student body?

Intellectuals argue that diversity is necessary for academic excellence, but what’s the evidence? For example, Japan is a nation bereft of diversity in any activity. Close to 99 percent of its population is of one race. Whose students do you think have higher academic achievement – theirs or ours?

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Freedom: The Unfolding Revolution – Jonah Goldberg

Excerpt – “Why are there no libertarian countries?”

In a much-discussed essay for Salon, Michael Lind asks: “If libertarians are correct in claiming that they understand how best to organize a modern society, how is it that not a single country in the world in the early twenty-first century is organized along libertarian lines?”

Such is the philosophical poverty of liberalism today that this stands as a profound question.

Definitions vary, but broadly speaking, libertarianism is the idea that people should be as free as possible from state coercion so long as they don’t harm anyone.

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Ed Redesigns The NCAA Division 1 Football League – Includes Playoffs Configuration


REGION 1
Division A
Rutgers
Connecticut
Boston College
Army
Division B
Maryland
Navy
Syracuse
Buffalo
Massachusetts

REGION 2
Division A
Ohio State
Penn State
Temple
Miami (OH)
Indiana
Division B
Ohio
Toledo
Bowling Green
Pittsburgh
Purdue
Division C
Notre Dame
Kent State
Cincinnati
Ball State
Akron

REGION 3
Division A
Duke
South Carolina
North Carolina
Wake Forest
Marshall
Virginia
Division B
Clemson
North Carolina State
West Virginia
East Carolina
Virginia Tech

REGION 4
Division A
Florida
Georgia
South Florida
Florida Atlantic
Florida International
Division B
Florida State
UCF
Miami (FL)
Georgia Tech

REGION 5
Division A
Alabama
Middle Tennessee
South Alabama
UAB
Memphis
Division B
Louisville
Arkansas
Vanderbilt
Missouri
Auburn
Division C
Western Kentucky
Troy
Arkansas State
Tennessee
Kentucky

REGION 6
Division A
Wisconsin
Michigan
Iowa State
Minnesota
Illinois
Eastern Michigan
Division B
Northern Illinois
Northwestern
Iowa
Michigan State
Western Michigan
Central Michigan

REGION 7
Division A
Louisiana Tech
Oklahoma
Louisiana-Monroe
Tulane
Southern Miss
Division B
Mississippi State
LSU
Louisiana-Lafayette
Ole Miss
Oklahoma State

REGION 8
Division A
Utah State
Brigham Young
Utah
Colorado State
Kansas State
Wyoming
Division B
Boise State
Nebraska
Idaho
Colorado
Air Force
Kansas

REGION 9
Division A
Tulsa
Texas A&M
Texas State
Southern Methodist
Rice
Division B
Texas Tech
San Jose State
Houston
UTEP
Division C
TCU
Texas
UTSA
Baylor
North Texas

REGION 10
Division A
Oregon State
Nevada
Arizona State
Stanford
New Mexico State
UNLV
Division B
USC
Arizona
Fresno State
California
Washington State
Hawaii
Division C
Oregon
UCLA
New Mexico
San Diego State
Washington

Note: during the regular season, each team will play 3 games in their division, 3 games in their region but outside their division, and 6 games in other regions.

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PLAYOFFS CONFIGURATION

First Round
The 24 divison winners will play 12 games in 6 days (over 2 consecutive weeks). Each matchup will be based on win/loss records and schedule strenghts so that No. 1 plays No. 2, No. 3 plays No. 4, No. 5 plays No. 6, etc.

Second Round
The 12 remaining teams will play 6 games over 3 consecutive days. Each matchup will be determined by first round performances based on winning points margins – and in cases of ties in that regard – strength of opponents based on regular season rankings.

No. 1 plays No. 4, No. 2 plays No, 7, No. 3 plays No. 6, No. 5 plays No. 10, No. 8 plays No.12, and No. 9 plays No. 11.

Third Round
The 6 remaining teams will play 3 games over 3 consecutive days. Each matchup will be determined by combined first and second round performances based on winning points margins – and in cases of ties in that regard – total net yardage.

No. 1 plays No. 3, No, 2 plays No. 5 and No. 4 plays No.6.

Note: these 3 games will called the Orange Bowl, the Sugar Bowl and the Cotton Bowl respectively.

Fourth Round
The 3 remaining teams will be ranked by combined first, second and third round performances based on winning points margins – and in cases of ties in that regard – total net yardage.

No. 1 will have a week off while No. 2 plays No. 3 to determine who meets No. 1 in the national championship game.

Note: this game will be called the Rose Bowl and will be played on New Year’s Day.

National Championship
No. 1 pays No. 2.

Note: this game will be called the Camp Bowl – named for Walter C. Camp, the father of American football.
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Linktastical Saturday!

Another Saturday, and another venture into shameless link-whoring for hits! Late start today, I have been painting all day, but the linktasticalness must go forward! So, away we goes!

First up, the greatness of  Donald Douglas who takes Obama to task for perpetuating the RGS! Racial Grievance Crisis!

Walter Cronkite has passed on, the Anchoress takes a moment to remark

Babalu Blog has your non-shocking news about Communist thugs. They HATE honest elections! 

BCB, has wild mustangs, and Congress, together? MADNESS! 

Bluegras Pundit takes the easy shot, making fun of Two douchebag Senators! 

Bob is back, and knows the truth I know. Nerw York state is great, New Yorkers are a beating 

What could be in Carol’s Closet this week? Oh look, behind the twelve pairs of shoes, it is elitist politicians! 

Conservative Scalawag is talking about bitter judges! 

Illinois Conservative sees, as I do, that the words of George Orwell are looming larger everyday!

Doug Powers is pondering the wisdom of certain hospital signs 

Doug Powers has your Saturday rant 

Oh here is another thing that NEVER happened to me when I was in school! I feel cheated! 

Fausta has your obligatory ugly church art! 

I always thought Mike and Steve were  a couple of weenies. I was right!

The Founding Bloggers link Senator DeMint hatin’ on hate crime laws! 

Uh-Oh! The beatdown Barbara Boxer endured ain’t over yet! Gateway Pundit has audio/video.

Atheists, like Allahpundit, I have no problem with, radical Athiests who want to erae all mentions of God? Those pricks I have an issue with! 

IMAO has a list of Gaffetastical uttering that Joe Biden has given us. It is a LOOOONGGG list! 

How much is having your life saved? according to Jules $25,234

Left Coast Rebel has some advice for Obama! 

Once again, Michelle Malkin is right on target! 

Shocking news from Monique Stuart! 

NeoNeocon tells us that Europe is suffering from the early stages of Obamagasm Withdrawal Syndrome! Yep! The OWS!

No Sheeples is feeling pretty darned LINKTASTICAL today! Yeah baby! 

Obi’s Sister has lots of links! But none to me? Hmmmm 

Paco has some vintage Rule 5 

The President hates trees! Hey do not blame me. He said it! 

Jill at Pundit and Pundette knows where ObamaCare will lead! 

Dan Riehl is into giant weiners? Oh wait, I mean Dan is into talking about giant weiners. Oh wait, that isn’t right…..

Sara has your moment of Southern pratriotism! 

SisterToldjah has your idiotic Liberal of the day! 

Pat has her usual great Linktasticalness going on, but adds this, just to make me very thirsty!

Stormbringer brings us some really cool history today! 

Jimmie has a strange, but cool blog!

The Classic Liberal has some Rule 5 hotness! 

What kind of linktasticalness would I be practicing if I did not pay homage to the Godfather of LINKTASTICALNESS! 

I usually link toTheo Spark for the hot women! And today is no different, BUT, as an added bonus, I am throwing in a link to a great photo shop Theo has up 

Rule 5? 3 Beers Later has more

Lance Burri is different somehow

New Frank Salvato column

Frank Salvato blasts Senator Secter as only he can.

Political Opportunist

US Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) announced this week that he was switching political parties. Initially he said that he was doing so because he didn’t want to be “judged by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate,” the same electorate he courted in his last election. But later, after he realized his statement depicted him as an ungrateful political opportunist, he said his decision was based on the idea that the Republican Party – which has moved more to the center in recent years – has “moved too far to the Right.” The truth is that Specter is a political opportunist who has literally thrown his constituency under the bus just to save his political career. In the political sense, he is a traitor.

The element of surprise surrounding this announcement comes in that he chose a time when the Republican Party can least afford to lose even one from their ranks. With anti-American, neo-Marxist Al Franken likely to be seated as the junior senator from Minnesota and the two Independent senators, Joseph Lieberman (CT) and Bernie Sanders (VT), voting with Democrats on social issues, President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have their “last man needed” to advance social programs that will redefine the authority of the American government and literally cripple the economy. Arlen Specter has handed Barack Obama the total of his agenda for at least the next two years and there isn’t a damn thing the Republicans can do about it.

In Specter’s formal announcement – in other words, after Specter’s political spin doctors crafted an excuse for his narcissistic, self-serving party switch – he said:

“Since my election in 1980…the Republican Party has moved far to the right…I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans.”

Really? The current Republican Party is now more to the right than during the Reagan Era? The spendthrift Republican Party of the 2000-2004 Era is more to the right of Newt Gingrich’s Republican Party of the Conservative Revolution and Contract with America? Is anyone buying this line of garbage?

The sad, despicable truth of the matter is that Specter switched parties because he was going to have his butt handed to him on a platter in the Pennsylvania Republican Primary Election, courtesy of Pat Toomey, former president of the Club for Growth, an organization that promotes a low-tax and limited-government agenda. Specter’s political treason had nothing to do with ideology, but has everything to do with political longevity.

Not too long ago, former DNC Chairman and current Pennsylvania Governor, Ed Rendell, let it be known that Democrats had been courting Specter to switch parties. Rendell is even quoted as saying that he, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Vice President Joe Biden had all tried to persuade Specter into turning his back on the Republican Party. At the time, Specter responded that “he didn’t want to see Republican moderates vanish from the face of the Earth.” With Specter’s announcement, it would be fair to assume this sentiment was based in opportunism and advanced as pure rhetoric.

Republicans were already well aware that he was less a Republican and more a Democrat. He voted for the stimulus package, which was vehemently opposed by all but three “Republicans,” and over the years Specter amassed a voting record that found him voting with the opposition party almost 50% of the time. And he begged to ride President Bush’s coattails in 2004 for the fact that he was so disliked by core Republican voters in Pennsylvania. But Republicans were in no position to be subjected to defection after November of 2008. With an almost super-majority in the House and now a virtual filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, nothing stands between Barack Obama and the realization of some of the most fiscally irresponsible and constitutionally destructive legislative measures ever to be imposed on our nation.

Like it or not, the United States of America is now a one-party government run by the radical Left. And while, in the end, the blame for this predicament rests with those who were distracted by the “bright shiny thing”; who naively voted for the hollow rhetoric of “hope” and “change,” we could have had at least a fighting chance through the use of the filibuster to maintain the liberties and freedoms, the rights bequeathed to us to safeguard, had the traitor Specter honored the Pennsylvania electorate’s ballot determination. With his political treason – and that is exactly what it is when you consider the fact that Pennsylvania voted in a Republican senator in Specter – he has usurped the authority of the people and the authority of the ballot box to further his political career, electorate be damned.

One has to wonder how many political “pieces of silver” the traitor Specter received for selling out his constituency for a political party.

Frank Salvato:The ‘Give Obama a Chance’ Trial Period is Over

Link New Media Journal 

Like many conservatives, traditionalists and Republicans who didn’t want to ape the caustic rhetoric of the neo-Marxist Progressive-Left used during the entirety of the Bush Administration, I promised myself to refrain from immediately assuming that Barack Obama was going to bring with him to the White House the backroom politics of Chicago’s Democrat Machine. I employed the Reagan doctrine of “trust but verify.” Well, the verdict is in and the political tactics and policies that Barack Obama has brought to the Executive Branch are not only of the old school “Chicago Way,” they are literally neo-Marxist and naïve.

Let me explain the “Chicago Way.”

Chicago and Cook County, Illinois, have been under Democrat control for as long as I have been alive and before. Most of us grew up watching newsmen like Fahey Flynn, listening to radio journalists like Wally Phillips and reading print journalists like Mike Royko, we were provided a daily examination of the Richard J. Daley Administration; we were afforded an advanced degree in Chicago-style political politics. It is the politics of smoky backrooms and “old boy networks,” patronage, pay-to-play contracting, and governmental protection and appointment of campaign contributors and their families. In Chicago, if it’s about power or money for the elected class and/or the enrichment and advancement of their political allies it most likely becomes governmental policy and viewed as necessary for “saving grace” of society.

From Mr. Obama’s campaign staff and tactics to his initial executive actions, from his White House cabinet appointments to the administration’s protection of AIG, each and every action has been textbook Chicago politics, and why not. Barack Obama cut his teeth and “rolled his bones” within the caldron of Chicago’s political arena.

In a previous article titled, This Is What a Vote for Obama Gets You, I tried to convey, if even in the most rudimentary of ways, what we could expect if Barack Obama were to be elected President of the United States. Well, that has come to pass and we are now faced with the prospect of having to – of needing to – abandon our apathy for governmental oversight while becoming learned in political and governmental current events.

Two disturbing examples of why we have to return to the frontlines of governmental and political oversight present in the issues of the AIG bailout and newly passed legislation to recoup bailout monies used to satisfy retention incentive bonuses set in place before any bailout monies were issued.

The feigned outrage by some of the very people who manufactured the subprime mortgage crisis (specifically US Rep. Barney Frank and US Sen. Chris Dodd) over the $165 million dollars in contractually obligated retention bonuses is, in fact, a traditional Chicago political tactic to redirect attention and deflect.

Consider this question: Which would cause you to be more outraged, $165 million in retention bonuses paid to Americans so that they would stay beyond their contracts to finish the projects they were hired to do, or billions of dollars being funneled, not only to corporations that have already benefited from the taxpayer bailout, but to foreign banks?

While the Washingtonian elected class – especially the Democrats – are howling about $165 million dollars in retention bonuses, the same corporation responsible for satisfying these contractual obligations, AIG, has paid out billions of dollars – billions – to corporations like Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America, whom have already received taxpayer bailout monies. Additionally, because AIG is an international corporation, they have issued billions of dollars – billions – to foreign financial institutions: $13 billion to British banks, $17 billion to German banks, $19 billion for French banks and $5 billion to the Swiss. In all $62 billion in taxpayer monies have been sent to foreign financial institutions. Glenn Beck did a fabulous job of breaking down the math.

So, while the Obama Administration and the neo-Marxists in Congress (specifically US Rep. Barney Frank and US Sen. Chris Dodd) focus the media’s attention – and public outrage – on $165 million in contractually mandated retention bonuses that are, admittedly, repugnant to accept at this economically troublesome time (not to mention unpatriotic) there is little attention being paid to corporate double-dipping and the outsourcing of American taxpayer dollars to private foreign financial institutions.

To add insult to outrage, the US House of Representatives – led by one of the most inept and ideologically motivated Speakers in the history of the United States, Nancy Pelosi – has passed legislation, by a 328 to 93 margin, that would levy a 90 percent tax on bonuses paid to employees with family incomes above $250,000 at companies that have received at least $5 billion in government bailout money.

While this legislative move sounds good at first reading and certainly panders to the public’s outrage, it flies in the face of contract law and threatens the Capitalist system of the West to its core. It spotlights the incredible danger of ruling by emotion; of hastily ramming legislation through the congressional process. It also spotlights the reason why the Founders and Framers crafted a system by which legislation was debated first in committee and then on the floors of the House and the Senate. Congress, under the agenda-driven stewardship of Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have usurped that process to craft legislation since the beginning of the 111th Congress, instead crafting legislation behind closed doors employing only their crony fellowship. Their legislation has enacted laws that void contracts and outsource taxpayer money to foreign financial institutions.

It would all make for an interesting movie script if we weren’t talking about the future of our country and the state of nation we want to bestow upon our children and our children’s children.

This is classic Chicago politics. When you are doing something detrimental to your political well-being, something that would, without question, motivate the electorate to remove you from office, when you are enacting policy that you know the public would overwhelmingly oppose; distract, deflect and re-direct. Pander to the electorate’s sitcom attention span by tantalizing them with a “bright, shiny thing.” It works every time in Chicago, that’s why Illinois is cobalt blue.

So, pay no attention to the ongoing raid of the US Treasury by the neo-Marxists hell-bent on making the American people conform to the one-world order. I mean really, global warming is afoot!

Nancy Salvato: A Constitutionally Illiterate Congressional Leadership

Via New Media Journal

The definition of a citizen is one who is ruled and can rule in turn. We must have the capacity for both under the law. All citizens must be able to take the following oath of office:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter.”

Sadly, in today’s day and age, those elected to our legislature do not have to understand the law to represent their electors. Consequently, this Congress has proven to be the most constitutionally illiterate group of people ever elected to office.

To begin, one of the most difficult things to do is to enact a bill into law. The system of checks and balances was designed by the Founders and Framers to slow things down. They wanted creating and debating legislation to be a cumbersome process. Hamilton appealed to the people of New York,

“The legislature will not be infallible; …the love of power may sometimes betray it into a disposition to encroach upon the rights of other members of the government; that a spirit of faction may sometimes pervert its deliberations; that impressions of the moment may sometimes hurry it into measures which itself, on maturer reflexion, would condemn. The primary inducement to conferring the [veto] power in question upon the Executive is, to enable him to defend himself; the secondary one is to increase the chances in favor of the community against the passing of bad laws, through haste, inadvertence, or design. The oftener the measure is brought under examination, the greater the diversity in the situations of those who are to examine it, the less must be the danger of those errors which flow from want of due deliberation, or of those missteps which proceed from the contagion of some common passion or interest. It is far less probable, that culpable views of any kind should infect all the parts of the government at the same moment and in relation to the same object, than that they should by turns govern and mislead every one of them.

“It may perhaps be said that the power of preventing bad laws includes that of preventing good ones; and may be used to the one purpose as well as to the other. But this objection will have little weight with those who can properly estimate the mischiefs of that inconstancy and mutability in the laws, which form the greatest blemish in the character and genius of our governments. They will consider every institution calculated to restrain the excess of law-making, and to keep things in the same state in which they happen to be at any given period, as much more likely to do good than harm; because it is favorable to greater stability in the system of legislation. The injury which may possibly be done by defeating a few good laws, will be amply compensated by the advantage of preventing a number of bad ones.” – Federalist Paper #73

Yet, despite such an admonition -which holds as true today as it did when the U.S. Constitution was written- President Obama advised our country that if we do not act immediately to pass the stimulus bill, “Our nation will sink deeper into a crisis, that, at some point, we may not be able to reverse.” Rep Nancy Pelosi, a progressive leftist from CA, is quoted on Jan 8, 2009 as saying, “We must have a bill signed into law by the middle of February. Our economy requires it. The American people need it desperately.”

The $787 billion Stimulus Bill, passed quickly, before members of Congress had time to even read the entire text of the legislation, allowed some of the beneficiaries to hand out bonuses to their top executives. In reaction to the fury of the constituents, Congress set about enacting more hastily drawn up legislation to punish the beneficiaries of such bonuses.

“The Senate plans to vote next week on steep levies on employee bonuses after the House overwhelmingly approved a 90 percent tax on bonuses at American International Group Inc. and other companies receiving bailout funds.”Bloomberg.com

Herein lays the problem. Congress, in acting with haste, is passing poorly written law without thinking through the consequences of their actions. In The Constitution of Liberty, F. A. Hayek writes that if individuals know the law, they can base their actions upon established rules and that true law provides the general rules. Legislative enactments which do not satisfy these criteria are objectionable. The law must be general, known and certain, and apply equally to all. A necessary condition for the law to be known and certain is a prohibition on ex post facto laws. The Cato Journal The U.S. Constitution forbids Congress from passing an ex post facto law, i.e. a law passed after the occurrence of an event or action which retrospectively changes the legal consequences of the event or action.

Worse, this particular law singles out a specific group of people. A legislative act (Bill of Pains and Penalties) that singles out one or more persons and imposes punishment on them without benefit of trial was regarded as “odious” by the framers of the Constitution. It was the role of a court, judging an individual case, to impose punishment.

Now, the House, the Senate and the Treasury Department are blaming each other for allowing this loophole. As “We the People” witness the unfolding saga of the bonuses, stimulus money is being put to use in programs long championed by the liberal elements of Congress and which have nothing to do with directly stimulating the economy. Congress is confiscating and redistributing our hard earned money as we watch stunned and amazed at what has transpired in President Obama’s first 59 days of office. It is our civic responsibility to put an end to this nonsense. We have 592 days until the 2010 midterm elections.

When will you add your elected officials’ telephone numbers to your speed dial list?

JB Williams: Obama Seeks Alliance with Enemies of Freedom

In an amazing gesture of gross ignorance, Resident Barack Hussein Obama sent a video message to Iran effectively begging for an ill-fated friendship with one of the most brutal regimes on earth, known for their sponsorship of international terrorism.

 

Unlike the 66 million useful American idiots who voted for this fool, the Iranian government immediately rebuffed Obama’s ill-advised overture, identifying the outreach as nothing more than another carefully crafted, but overtly empty, campaign “slogan.”

 

Obama’s overtures ‘just a slogan’, says Iran’s spiritual head – Too bad 66 million Americans were not as wise. Less than 48 hours later, Reuters announces “Iran sets terms for US ties.”

 

Just as Obama is the puppet of international secular socialists running Washington DC via the Democratic Socialists of America’s Congressional Progressive Caucus, headed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Mahmoud Ahmadinijead is the powerless mouthpiece of the Ayatollah who along with his Islamic theocrats, is actually running things in Iran.

 

The High Price of Populism

 

Though the notion of making peace with old enemies is indeed popular among many childishly gun-shy Americans today, that very popular misstep will come at a very high price.

 

You see, the theocratic leaders of Iran do not share anything in common with the American people, any other freedom loving people on the planet, or even many of their own people. They do not play by the same set of rules that your average peacenik subscribes to. Their idea of peace is only possible once the world has agreed to live under the laws of Allah, a view shared by Bin Laden, Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad, to name only a few.

 

For the eight years following the events of 9/11/01, the Bush administration kept the nation safe from further attacks on US soil by keeping evil-doers on the run abroad.

 

The appeasement policies of the 70’s and 90’s, which allowed evil regimes to work together by way of Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda, gathering strength, capability and opportunity to strike America at it’s very foundation, were replaced by a pro-active engagement in a war that had been waged against free people around the globe for decades.

 

The Obama administration is rushing to return America to the same policies of appeasement that allowed the events of 9/11/01, and in doing so, they are reducing America to little more than an international beggar, stuck in a reactionary position, leaving the Ayatollah and Imam’s of Iran in a position to dictate American policy.

 

Populism – any of various, often antiestablishment or anti-intellectual political movements or philosophies that offer unorthodox solutions or policies and appeal to the common person rather than according with traditional party or partisan ideologies.

 

The problem with populism is it isn’t based upon anything real. All related facts are ignored in favor of a false and unfounded message more popular than the truth. The simple truth is this; – you cannot make peace with a rattle snake, no matter how frightened of the rattle snake you might be… But some have to be bitten, before they will draw this inescapable conclusion.

 

Enemies of Freedom Unite

 

Is Red China a friend of Freedom? How about Yugo Chavez, Kim Jong Il, Osama Bin Laden or the Ayatollahs of Iran? Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Al Qaeda, – are any of them friends of freedom?

 

Yet the Obama administration is seeking friendship, as if the most brutal enemies of freedom on earth can somehow become friends of the United States…

 

Meanwhile, all of them are coming together to work in concert against the great beacon of freedom and liberty, which is currently under attack from within and weakened to a position where all the world’s evil regimes are gaining an upper hand as the new administration welcomes them with open arms.

 

And team Obama is walking straight into the trap…

 

Civil Rights for Terrorists

 

As of today, only 35% strongly approve of the Obama administration while 31% strongly disapprove. I guess the other 34% aren’t sure either way. Civil rights for terrorists currently detained at club Gitmo is only part of the problem

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JB Williams answers some questions

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Well Mr. Williams, What would you have us do?

(A Response to the most common Question from Readers)

By JB Williams

©2009 USA

When time allows, I often visit some of the key conservative sites that publish or re-publish my column, in an effort to gauge reader sentiments as events unfold. Today’s column is a direct attempt to answer the most common question asked by readers across the blogosphere.

Well Mr. Williams, What would you have us do?

At http://www.canadafreepress.com, Mark Lloyd posted, “You are quickly becoming the little voice shouting above all the others in my head, and I’m sure of at least 47,000,000+ others. Keep on saying it my brother. My pitchfork is already sharp, and I’m looking to light my torch!”

Another reader at http://www.rightsidenews.com said, “There are many of us sitting in the shadows waiting for the opportunity to pounce. I feel that opportunity is coming, and will be here before Christmas. The obamanation and his queen holder shall not win…”

The sentiment over at http://lucianne.com was summed up by poster OpaKnows, “Probably the most important article you will ever read. Time to roll up our sleeves and take our country back.”

Found among a plethora of positive support from the FReepers, I came across this post by mad_as_he$$ on conservative blog http://www.freerepublic.com – “Well Mr. Williams, What would you have us do?”

Clearly, the people are getting in the mood to fight back against the increasingly powerful enemy within, comfortably ramming Marxism down the throat of every freedom-loving American, as if they face no real opposition.

Equally clear, is the sad fact that freedom-loving Americans find themselves not only absent any real leadership in Washington DC, but without a coherent cohesive people’s counter offensive strategy on the ground as well.

While I do not pretend to have the silver bullet answer to this momentous and increasingly urgent question, I would like to offer a few carefully thought out suggestions to my beloved fellow Americans… (Using the definition in my last column, of course.)

Fight as One

Conservatives are not selfish, but they are quite naturally, self-directed and self-sufficient. They are accustomed to confronting and managing life’s many challenges on their own, independently. You will rarely ever see conservatives marching by the thousands in protest to anything. They usually see trouble coming on the horizon and adjust accordingly on their own.

However, in the case of conservative America versus an onslaught of heavy handed Democrat driven Marxism currently threatening the very sovereignty, security, prosperity and freedom of every American, they will have to find a way to work together.

No Room for Infighting Now

In 1992, conservative frustration with Bush 41 policies fractured the conservative movement and the result was the election of Bill Clinton. As bad as conservatives thought Bill Clinton was for the next four years, still divided, they allowed Clinton a second term in 1996, even after he had been impeached for misconduct and perjury. In hindsight, Clinton was wonderful compared to the current Chicago cabal running DC…

But conservatives were wise enough to put Republicans in control of both houses of congress for the first time in 40 years, in 1994, on the basis of Newt Gingrich’s Conservative Contract with America, over 90% of which was fully implemented, including the first and only balanced federal budget since President Jackson, who would be Republican today, cleared the Civil War debt.

In 2006, still fractured by new appeasements of left leaning federal policies under Bush 43, congressional Republican “moderates” were tossed from office, not by DNC voters, but by disenchanted RNC voters and Independents.

By 2008, American conservatives were so fractured that even with a dozen candidates to choose from, they couldn’t agree on which best served conservative principles and values. They were certain that it wasn’t John McCain though, and that’s how the empty suit with a blank résumé and a secret past, became the new leader of the international socialist movement at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Conservatives can no longer afford the luxury of inner-ideological divisions.

How to Unite the Right

Like the nation itself, conservatives have been systematically, intentionally divided over every divisive issue under the sun, all of them largely social in nature, and none of them anywhere near as important as the small handful of issues that must re-unite all Americans from all walks.

Today’s right and left agree on literally nothing. In the good ole days, Republicans and Democrats agreed on freedom, liberty, strong national defense and prosperity, and argued mostly over how to best achieve the same goals. Those days are gone, at least for now…

We no longer agree on the goal. Talk about national reconciliation is silly when half of the nation wants only freedom and liberty, while the other half want only free access to the other people’s stuff.

Today’s DNC is owned and operated by the most extreme left elements of American society and even Democrats who bought the moderate sounding campaign rhetoric are realizing this reality now. The Democratic Socialists of America are running the show via their Congressional Progressive Caucus and even the Communist Party USA is publicly applauding their march into unbridled Marxism.

But even the right is unable to unite around all of the social ills now present in American society. Conservatives no longer even agree on the definition of the word “conservative.”

What they DO Agree On!

To unite and fight as a unit, they will have to lay their petty differences aside long enough to take a unified stand on behalf of the basic American principles and values that must be reasserted throughout society before anyone will be able to save this nation.

Despite the claims of some, conservatism is not anarchy. Total freedom would be, but that isn’t what our nations founders designed. They designed a representative republic under the rule of law, the foundations of which are enumerated in our founding documents.

The Declaration of Independence, which established America as a free sovereign self-governed nation, the Constitution assigned certain specific duties under very limited powers to the federal government, which is to serve at the pleasure and benefit of the states and the people, and our Bill of Rights, which further lists specific items that the federal government shall never infringe upon…

Conservatives must rally around these documents and more specifically, these three simple words…

Life, Liberty and Freedom

To put a fine point on it so that nobody misses the point, no nation on earth which has ever discarded the fundamental unalienable right to life itself, has ever respected the right to individual liberty or personal freedom either.

In fact, every nation on earth that has ever fallen, first refused to protect the fundamental right to life itself. People, who have no regard for innocent human life, have no regard for anything else. If you think I am overstating this reality, try studying your history.

Better yet, if as your next door neighbor, you knew that I had no regard for human life, would you trust me with your possessions, let alone your family? I wouldn’t trust you with anything…

Without life itself, there can be no liberty, no freedom and no prosperity. Do I need to include the definition of “unalienable?”

Individual liberty covers every American. So long as your choices do not infringe upon the unalienable rights of others, your choices are your own. Whether you use those liberties to become successful beyond your wildest dreams, or live your life free from the burdens of hard work and sacrifice; it’s your choice.

Freedom is a matter of equal opportunity, not equal stuff. Every conservative can agree to protect the freedom of others, understanding that it is the only means of protecting his/her own freedom. Freedom is the only universal right on earth.

Is it “fair?” Nothing on earth is more “fair.” But it is NOT equal, as individuals choose to use their freedom differently and thereby, achieve very different results.

Conservatives can unite, but only on these fundamentals. Try to expand to any other issues and they will remain divided by them. Some will have trouble with even these three basics.

Once United and Ready to Fight

Over at http://www.thetreeofliberty.com Dee74 posted, “Well, he is dead on. So what do “we the people” do? There does not seem to be enough anger for folks to descend on DC and drag them out in the street and beat them to a pulp. The Tea Parties are a nice start, but this is not going to stop unless there is a BIG outpouring of anger from the folks.”

BRAVO Dee74! Exactly right…

To be sure, the righteous rage is indeed growing across the country in what could become an outright civil war if Obamination continues on its current path towards total destruction of the free market system and self-governance. The natives are getting restless…

But as of this writing, they remain fractured, fragmented, firing almost indiscriminately at every passerby, while they hunger for a national leader ready and able to lead their charge against the leftist juggernaut running roughshod over congressional Republicans and every American they represent.

Make no mistake… The left is winning because the left is united and unapologetic about their agenda. They are no longer closet socialists. They sense that they have accumulated the power to force their agenda upon the nation at this moment in history and they are only growing in their impatience with all dissenters.

However… the left is only powerful against a divided right. Against a united right, they are no match at all. Nobody in the world is more powerful than the American taxpayer. He with the gold has the power to make the rules, if they only will…

Just the Details

Anger is your friend. Fear is your enemy…

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

Too many Americans are paralyzed by fear and they have reason to be afraid today. But keep in mind that courage is not the absence of fear, only the willingness to overcome. Alone, you are weak and vulnerable against the power of the federal government. But united, you are millions against only a few hundred over confident thugs…

You have a right to be angry and your anger and righteous rage can become the fuel you need to overcome the seemingly impossible. If you are not angry by now, at what is happening to this country, you never will be… If you are “fed” up… remember!

E Pluribus Unum – Out of many, one.

Presidential Eligibility – Many law suits have been filed raising the issue of Barack Obama’s secret past, including his official birth records. Fragmented, none of the suits have been successful in unlocking the answer to the most legitimate question ever asked of a US President.

Why have these suits not been joined together into ONE class action suit allowing every American in the country who wants the honest answer to this question to sign on as a co-plaintiff?

Tea Party – Many, like Michelle Malkin, have started tax tea party protests across the nation. This is another good idea.

Why have we not joined these efforts together in ONE movement, whereby instead of marching around town, millions of Americans might just stand together in a real modern day Tea Party, refusing to pay another penny in federal taxes until we can get some representation for that taxation?

Continental Congress 2009 – We the People led by Bob Schulz, and other similar groups, have launched active nationwide calls for a new Continental Congress to reinstall founding principles and values in our federal government.

All such initiatives should be joined together in ONE effort that massive numbers of Americans can get behind.

State Sovereignty Initiatives – Over thirty two states have now filed resolutions to reclaim state rights and sovereignty under the Ninth and Tenth Amendments of the US Constitution.

But these resolutions won’t even be a footnote in future history books if the people don’t rush into support the opportunities state legislators have provided…

If you agree, don’t wait for someone else to do the heavy lifting. Pick up the phone, write a letter or email, contact the leaders of serious individual initiatives and help bring them together for a more viable effort. Don’t wait for anyone…

YOU are America!

America is what you make it, nothing more and nothing less. Right now, the left is trying desperately to make it something it has never been, something it was never intended to be.

Evil prevails everywhere good people fail to do enough to stop it!

At all times in history, we have the government we deserve because we always have the government we elected, or allowed to be elected.

If you want your country back at this late hour, you are going to have to take it back. The left will not let up until they have been put down.

If you can’t unite and fight for Life, Liberty and Freedom, you can’t unite at all. And if you can’t unite, you can’t fight!

Be part of the solution or you will be part of the problem, by default. Unite and fight, or kiss your nation farewell!

Last, pray for this country, as well as for every American willing to take a side and take a stand against the current attack on America’s future. You have the power to write the final chapter to this generations battle for freedom.

JB Williams: What are “the People” Thinking As 546 Political Pigs Destroy their Nation?

310 million Americans have allowed 546 political pigs in Washington DC to completely destroy the greatest nation ever known to mankind. The people didn’t destroy the nation themselves, even though they will be the ones who will have to pick up the pieces and start all over, once it all comes unhinged… But they have allowed it.

We have one president, one vice president, nine Supreme Court justices’, 435 members of the people’s House and 100 US senators. That’s 546 people responsible for forcing 310 million Americans into the proverbial soup line, where 546 political pigs hope Americans will choose global secular socialism as a lesser evil to a complete socio-economic meltdown.

What are the People Thinking?

What makes 310 million Americans feel like they are held hostage by 546 political thugs? Why are modern Americans afraid of self-governance? Why are freedom and liberty no longer worth fighting for in the land of the free and home of the brave? The Founders would be taking us all to the woodshed for what we have allowed to happen in this country…

I don’t care what political party you think you belong to. If you are not willing to stand and fight for personal freedom and individual liberty, the fundamental unalienable rights which our Founders established as gifts from our Creator, then you my friend are NOT American…

If you are American, then no matter what party you think represents you in Washington DC, I’m here to tell you that nobody in Washington DC represents you today. We have 546 idiots running legislative roughshod over 310 million American citizens and it appears that the average American has either not figured this out yet, has no idea what to do about it, or has entirely lost their will to be free.

Which Straw will be the Last?

Every American needs to read the facts about how we got in this mess and who put us here. On January 28, 2009, I released a column titled Congressional Democrats Bankrupted the Nation. If you don’t know this already, then read the column. That’s why I wrote it; so that American citizens would know what went wrong and who is really responsible for it. If you don’t know who or what is wrong, you can’t fix it.

It took leftists just under a hundred years to accomplish it. You have only days or weeks to reverse it… and you are working against massive odds, or so it would seem according to the leftwing propaganda press. I’m not sure how 546 thugs and pigs have an upper hand over 310 million American’s, but that’s what they tell me… 310 million wimps, sure, – but American’s, no…

In case you have not noticed, the Obamanation is not trying to stimulate the recovery of the free market economy. That’s why every move they have made since taking control of the fed has driven the free market economy right off the cliff. It is global Marxism they seek to stimulate, with your assets, and investors know it even if you don’t!

No, Obama and company have not made a single mistake since taking office. They have not skipped a single beat in their evil march towards global Marxism. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is at the White House today, carrying with him a plan for US led international socialism, all at the expense of American sovereignty, security, freedom and prosperity.

US Unemployment is shooting through the roof and you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

Your new “no earmark” Resident-in-Chief has already agreed to 9000 pork barrel earmarks in his first annual budget. That was easy! And that’s in addition to his trillion dollars in socialist earmark spending fraudulently disguised as a “stimulus package.”

In the 40 days since Obama was sworn into office, Obamanation fiscal policies have cost American citizens trillions in new tax debt and trillions more in life savings. The DOW has lost another 20% of its value just since Obama set up his crib at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

If you are wondering where the bottom is, it is somewhere around 3000, not the 6800 it is today, according to investment experts currently running for cover in search of free foreign markets moving towards capitalism, instead of away from it.

What do you think the US unemployment rate will be when the DOW hits 5000, then 4000 and then 3000? Refer to my column Congressional Democrats Bankrupted the Nation if you care to know the real truth about how we got here. How we get out of here is not nearly so clear now.

If you bought the campaign lie that Obamanation would never come after your guns, you had better take a look at H.R. 45 real soon! Study how England removed guns from the hands of honest citizens and then see how citizens of England feel about that today. Obamanation is on the same path.

My name is “change” – How do you like me now?

Had enough yet? Your dollar is worth .35 cents and it will soon be worth less than a dime. Your 401k savings are now worth less than half of what they were worth one year ago and in the coming weeks and months, they will be worth even less.

Your home is worth at best 75% of what it was worth a year ago, thanks to “toxic” mortgages put in place by guess who? That’s right, congressional Democrats. The stock market is down not only due to “toxic” stocks backed by “toxic” mortgages. It’s continuing down because private investors will never invest in a government run economy which seeks only to enrich itself, stupid!

It took congressional Democrats almost a hundred years to spend American taxpayers into the first trillion dollars in debt, despite ever increasing federal taxation that went from 5% of GDP to 40% of GDP during the NEW DEAL 20th century.

Obamanation has quadrupled that debt during their first 40 days in power! And, just in case you missed the daily headline of the last 40 days, your trillions in new tax debt has only made matters worse.

What are 310 million people thinking?

In Obamessiah Global Socialism, the government now trusts. Not in you, the average American!

According to Plunkett Research, American home ownership hit an all time high of 68.1% at the end of 2007. More than 2 of 3 American families were able to live the dream of homeownership.

Total outstanding US mortgage balances were only $14.8 trillion dollars and according to all reports, less than 10% of those mortgages are “toxic,” or, $1.48 trillion dollars worth.

If it were the people politicians trusted, the fed could have paid off all $1.48 trillion in “toxic” loans for less money than they just spent on their wish list of leftist entitlement programs, including $4 billion to the criminal thug organization, ACORN.

If “toxic” mortgages were the only problem and we were seeking a real solution to the impending economic meltdown of the world’s most prosperous nation, Washington DC would have directly addressed these mortgages instead of going on a Marxist spending spree, leaving American homeowners headed for foreclosure and falling property values.

The American people are kidding themselves to think any other way…

546 Thugs and Pigs run this Place?

Are you kidding me? While Obama throws hip-hop parties, buys his wife top shelf designer gowns, flies across the country in your jet just to sign a bill you don’t even want, drives your country off an economic cliff and even goes so far as to discourage private charitable donations so that he can control who gets that money too, you sit on your hands like you have no say in these matters?

Are Americans terminally stupid, or are they just plain ole cowards?

Of the people, by the people, for the people, my eye! Tell me how many of the 546 Washington dimwits actually represent the people today? How many represent you?

Why do you think that 310 million Americans are powerless against 546 political pigs currently rushing to destroy your country?

And the only people protesting in the streets are Obama-fools duped hook, line and sinker into believing Al Gore’s Global Warming Swindle, through which Gore himself has pocketed millions in his Carbon Deposit Offset scam?

3000 march on the coldest day of the year to protest alleged global warming. 200 march to protest a very real runaway federal government. What? Say that again?

Home of the Brave, huh!

America is a land full of cowards in search of a free-ride, nothing more. We have a government of children, for children. America is more like the land of the village idiot and home of the defenseless coward today. I am ashamed!

I am ashamed that hundreds of thousands of decent Americans have volunteered to put on a uniform and die for freedom and liberty, just so that cowardly civilians back home, could toss it all away from the comfort of their Lazy Boy recliner in the end.

Globalization has already failed, in case you haven’t noticed. The entire world is in economic meltdown. But that doesn’t even provide a moment’s hesitation in Obamanation’s plan to globalize some more.

For more than 230 years, America was the one nation on earth that fed a globe full of nations unable to feed themselves under some variety of socialism or communism. Today, America is on the verge of not being able to feed itself and the rest of the world is in even worse shape.

When America can no longer feed itself, who will feed the world then? The people we have been feeding for the last 200 years or so?

Americans had better wake up and grow the peaches to take their nation back while there is still a nation to take back. I have never met a politician I trusted 100%. Up until now, I’ve always relied upon my fellow Americans to right all wrongs.

Where are those Americans now?

By the way… While you are busy losing your savings, your jobs and your homes, federal employees will get a 3.9% pay increase this year and no private citizen has benefits equal to the federal employ they pay for!

My name is “change.” How do you like me now?

If you’re still not sure how we got here and where we are headed, take a moment to look at how the left has run major US cities into the ground. Start with America’s greatest proletariat city, Detroit… Detroit’s outlook falls along with home prices!

The folks who ran Detroit and Chicago into the ground now run the nation. Unless and until, you are truly ready to take your nation back!

How did 310 million American’s come to fear 546 idiots so deeply? I’ll never figure that one out!

 

JB Williams: Obama’s Failing Recovery Plan

Despite trillions in so-called “economic stimulus” efforts from Washington elites, economic experts continue to predict “tougher times ahead and more stimulus needed.” Democrats strong-armed their 40 year wish list of leftist spending through congress without a single supporter across the aisle and even seven fellow Democrats opposed.

Members of congress were not even allowed to read the 1070 page document before being forced to vote on it and Obama signed it into law before keeping his campaign promise to allow voters at least five days to view the product before signing it.

Investors have been fleeing from the market for more than a year now, in preparation for the new administration, dropping the DOW average from its $14,000 high to its current $7600 low. The people have already lost nearly 50% of their savings. And every time Democrats make another move, investors retreat from the market even further… Why?

Obama is rushing his idea of economic recovery to market and the market is reacting violently, leaving economic experts to predict worsening conditions ahead, despite the trillions in new taxpayer debt being pumped into the system.

According to the Democrat Obama plan….

The primary aims of the recovery plan must be:

to put people back to work;
to sustain the purchasing power of individuals and families and their access to health care, especially among those experiencing unemployment and underemployment;
to invest in infrastructure, education, and alternative energy sources and thereby enhance the long-term productivity of the economy and work force; and
to refinance distressed mortgages so that families can stay in their homes, neighborhoods can recover, and home values can stabilize. Such an effort would also improve the value of the “toxic assets” that the subprime mortgage crisis generated.

This all sounds nice, huh? So why are private investors still fleeing from the market in record numbers, driving stock, retirement account and private property values even deeper into the financial toilet in response to the Obama economic recovery plan?

You’ve heard me and many others refer to the Democrat Plan as a Marxist spending spree and laundry list of socialist power grabs. Some of you have tried to shout down those who use these terms to describe the current Democrat strategies in Washington DC. Some of you accuse Republicans of playing politics in their efforts to stop the Democrat WASTE bill from becoming the law of the land. And now, several GOP governors are rejecting “their fair share” of the fed funny money….

Well, it’s time for American voters to grow up and face reality. Although the above four point stimulus priority list matches the Democrat Plan 100%, I actually borrowed it from the economic recovery plan proposed by an organization called The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) here http://www.dsausa.org/pdf/Economic_Recovery_Plan.pdf.

In short, Washington Democrats adopted lock, stock and barrel, the Socialist economic recovery plan. Obama didn’t think it up. Pelosi and Reid didn’t even dream it up. They adopted it from the Democratic Socialists of America, which happens to be the largest Socialist organization in America today, and the primary US representative for the International Socialists Organization.

They explain their agenda in a single paragraph on their web site here http://www.dsausa.org/dsa.html.

“Democratic Socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically—to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives.”

This is the basis for the Democrat “stimulus package” put forth by DSA’s legislative arm, the Congressional Progressive Caucus and signed into law by Resident Barack Hussein Obama two days ago. And this is why private investors are fleeing an economic system which is officially, no longer free…

In short, private investors never invest in socialism unless they are going to be the new economy Czar like George Soros, after all of the private industries have been successfully nationalized.

Stimulating What?

66 million American voters voted for American Marxism in the name of “change.” Most of them didn’t know that’s what they were voting for and some still won’t get it even after reading the DSA Economic Recovery Plan along side of Obama’s plan, and finding no discrepancies.

But as you can see, private investors get it all too well.

Obama’s package isn’t designed to save the free market economy. It’s designed to replace the free market economy with a full-blown socialist nanny state run by Czars and a Democrat dictatorship anxious to nationalize banking, energy, technology, transportation, communications, health, food and drinking water. All of it is in their so-called stimulus bill, if you have the time and stomach to read it. Frankly, it’s just plain sickening!

No intelligent private investor will invest in unbridled Marxism. And by the way, NO private business will hire people while they are being taxed and regulated out of business. To fully comprehend how investors are reacting to Obama’s Marxism, watch this short CNBC video clip of investors… http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=1039849853

Obama’s stimulus package is destined to finish off the free market system that Democratic Socialists in Washington have been systematically dismantling for decades. If you don’t know it, learn it by reading my recent column, Congressional Democrats Bankrupted the Nation. Facts are stubborn things. Too bad too many Americans lack the courage to face the facts.

A Fool and his Country are soon Parted

The decision is already made. Americans chose to trust Obama & Co. instead of themselves. The free market cannot self-correct when it is no longer a free market.

3 million private sector jobs have been lost so far and that number will double before year end. Many of these jobs will not be replaced during the Obama administration. Some will be replaced, but by new government jobs funded by taxpayers.

The free American economy is being squashed. “Evil” capitalism is for all practical purposes, dead. Its heart is still beating for the moment, but Democrats are fully committed to finishing it off. Capitalism is mean spirited and unfair. It only provides well for the productive. It does nothing for the non-productive, or the under-achiever, which happens to make up today’s Democrat Party constituency.

Of course, only the productive pay taxes, which fund all welfare programs, and only “the rich” fund charities. But who cares about the facts? They only get in the way of the leftist agenda.

It isn’t a stimulus package. It’s a wealth redistribution bill. Taxpayers and investors know it and they are reacting accordingly. Nanny state dependents don’t know it yet, but they soon will.

Only Days Old and Already an Abject Failure

Those ambitious enough to read 1070 pages of pork barrel spending will find a list of Marxist redistribution efforts that will do absolutely nothing to stimulate the recovery of the free market economy. It will do just the opposite.

It will grow the federal government at a record pace and increase the national debt at a rate that will choke what little life remains, out of the free market system. It will make the dollar worth less than a dime, and drive every American household into a corner where socialism looks better than the soup line.

It will strip away what is left of states rights and penalize those who resist.

As Obama was signing the bill into law, he was already telling you that the bill would not work. His economic advisors were out promoting the next several rounds of trillion dollar spending sprees the next morning. They all know that what they passed, won’t work. It wasn’t designed to work. It was designed to grab industry after industry and in that way, it will work.

It was an abject failure the moment it became law. Think not? Watch how many more trillions you will be sold since the first trillion didn’t work… before it even has a chance to work. It’s not designed to work, stupid! (If stupid is as stupid does, then 66 million American voters have certainly earned the title. If the shoe fits, kick yourself with it!)

Past the Point of No Return

American voters agreed to a trillion dollar investment which is not designed to produce a return. In doing so, they have passed the point of no return. They no longer have the power to stop the additional Marxist spending sprees soon to be forced through congress down similar partisan lines.

Obama has already “made history” and affected very real “change.”

He signed the most partisan bill in US history into law and the free market dropped another 300 points while he was signing that bill.

Republicans have no power to stop them and the American people have their heads in the sand, hoping against all logic, for some miraculous result from a bill designed to trash capitalism, not save it.

American citizens are losing their savings, their jobs and their homes and they ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Socialism has failed everywhere it has ever been tried and it will fail in America too. You can’t replace private sector investment with government waste. You can’t replace private sector employment with government employment, because you can’t pay for it…

66 million Americans made a mistake that will cost them, their children and grandchildren, their freedom. Well done!

Forget your next move. You have no next move. It’s checkmate! There is no way out of this corner except through the fire now. For the next few years, the price of gross ignorance will be beyond your imagination. But on the other side of the fire, America will emerge, once again the most conservative God fearing nation on earth.

Nothing will bring a nation back to its knees like broad based personal tragedy will. The home of the brave is currently run by cowards. The land of the free is foolishly hoping for a free-ride. But there ain’t no free lunch. Didn’t your parents tell you that?

It’s too bad Americans have to learn history the hard way. They could have simply studied the past in order to understand the present and see their future. Since they were too busy to do so, they will have to re-live it to believe it…

But don’t say you were never warned! People have been warning you for years…

Stay tuned. It’s about to get really interesting! The people who voted for this crap with pay the heaviest price. Now that’s justice!

Has a single Democrat voter noticed that the ten most over-taxed states in the nation are also the most bankrupt states in the nation? In order of the most over-taxed and still financially challenged first…

Connecticut
New York
New Jersey
Nevada
Vermont
Rhode Island
Massachusetts
California
Washington
Maine

I bet not… But then, why bother with such silly little details. By no coincidence, these are also the ten most over-regulated states. Oh yeah, they are all BLUE voting states too!

Wake up America! Check the fruit on the Democrat tree before you buy anymore Marxist rhetoric.

The biggest problem with the Left? Consistency!

It is no secret that I tend to disagree with Liberals on, well, just about everything. What has come to disturb me most, however, are their gross inconsistencies.

They screech about race, and demand people never stereotype or make racial judgments. Yet they are the ones who also demand we label people according to skin color. Asian-American, African-American, Hispanic-America, This-American, That-American. People either race is important, or it is not important!

They are always quick to question why terrorists or dictators attack Western nations. “Why do they hate us?” “What did we do to anger them?” “We need to reach out and understand them.” These are things you will regularly here when attacks on Israel, the UK, or the U.S. by terrorists are discussed. Yet, when one of those nations retaliates, and attacks terror groups, or the dictators, the same Liberals rarely take the same attitude do they? When did you last here Michael Moore, or Rosie O’Donnell ask, what al-Qaeda did to make America so mad? How about their demands that Hamas, or Hezbollah understand how Israel feels? Ever hear those questions from the Left? Nope!

Look at the manner in which Liberals approach free speech. During the Bush presidency, we heard Liberal after Liberal declare that President Bush was crushing freedom of speech, and destroying dissent. Of course, these charges were moronic and had absolutely no basis in anything realistic. Generally, some Liberal would make some controversial statements, which, of course, is their right. Then, when a Conservative would use that same right to take them to task for their comments, the Liberal would cry that their right to speak freely was being denied.

Foolish as those arguments were, they were nothing to the reaction of most Liberals to what went down in Venezuela, a few years ago. There Hugo Chavez, an avowed Marxist shut down the nation’s most popular broadcast station when it criticized him too harshly. Clearly, he was, in fact, crushing political dissent and free speech! Where were the Liberal voices of outrage over this? Nowhere to be heard, nowhere at all. They suddenly had no interest in defending free speech. The same folks who defined American dissent as the purest form of patriotism had no interest in defending Venezuela’s dissenters as patriots. Instead, many liberals embrace Chavez as a liberator. Liberator? Really?

Therefore, according to the Leftist Doctrine, if your speech is debated or challenged THAT constitutes crushing your freedom. However, if a Marxist actually closes down radio or TV stations that questions his policies, and then calls out his military to quash protests, THAT constitutes social justice?

Consider the whole phenomenon of political correctness for a moment, In the interest of ideals like inclusiveness, sensitivity, and tolerance; Liberals have implemented speech codes and free-speech zones on college campuses. They have stolen school newspapers that contained op-ed pieces they disagreed with. They have over and again attempted to not allow Conservative speakers at commencement ceremonies. Does this sound like a consistent pursuit of freedom of speech for all? Certainly not!

Look at other “PC” campaigns. In the quest to never, ever, even come anywhere close to offending anyone, Liberal activists have sought to erase totally chapters of American history, which they deem offensive. The most glaring example would be where the War Between the States is concerned. Time after time, Southerners have seen their Confederate ancestors attacked, demonized, and treated as if they were Nazi storm troopers. Confederate flags, Confederate monuments, holidays that honor truly great men like Davis, Lee, Jackson, and others have become targets for extermination.

The reason we are told is simple. These symbols are, or might be “offensive” to some. Therefore, they must be torn down, taken out of public view and not discussed at all. Hmmm, they cry sensitivity, but what of those people who enjoy honoring their ancestors? Or who enjoy teaching the history of the war without politically correct editing? What of THEIR feelings? Oh, they do not count I suppose. In true Marxist fashion, I suppose that some animals are, indeed more equal than others?

Ah, the examples of Liberal inconsistency just keep piling up don’t they? How about the Liberal’s tolerance where Christmas is concerned? The ACLU has been trying to eradicate this holiday for years now. All in the name of “separation of church and state” try finding that phrase in our Constitution. Go on, try! It is not there, never was, never. What the Constitution, a document the Left claims to embrace, says is VERY CLEAR! It says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Now, let us apply logic and common sense. Is a student thanking God at graduation, an act of Congress? Is a Nativity scene on a courthouse lawn? How about a town with a Christmas parade? A prayer before a football game? How do these, which have all been targeted by the ACLU, as unconstitutional, equal Congress making a law respecting an establishment of religion? Of course not! Yet the Left, which will tell us all how they are the most ardent defenders of the Constitution, are constantly trying to stop these activities despite the fact that their activities are far in fact unconstitutional. Yes, trying to stop someone from praying IS a violation of the First Amendment!

There are so many more examples of the Left’s inconsistent principles, it could fill a book, a big, big, book! But, the examples cited here ought to be enough to make any truly open-minded Liberal stop and re-examine what they are truly fighting for. If they are to be taken seriously by anyone except their own selves, then they must start being consistent to their stated principles, instead of pulling out those stated principles when it is convenient for them, and putting them away when it is not! In short, convenience has its place, and can be a good thing, but consistency, that is truly irreplaceable!

JB Williams: It is Time for Freedom Fighters to Unite

For almost eighty years now, Washington DC has wasted the labors of the people under the false pretense of taking care of them. Over the last seventy years, America has gone from the most peaceful prosperous free nation on earth to an increasingly violent bankrupt example of world class political corruption. In the next two years, irreversible damage will be done.

The people responsible for bringing the greatest nation on earth to the brink of third world status now control the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of the federal government and they are using their unbridled power to ram pure global secular socialism down the throat of every American.

They just passed the biggest leftist spending spree in world history without a single bi-partisan supporter across the aisle. Obama’s promise of bi-partisanship was just one of many campaign lies. Not a single legislator or American voter was allowed to fully read the bill before being forced to vote on it. Obama will sign it in to law today, before anyone knows what the bill says.

They bribed three leftist New England senate RINOs in order to pass their bill aimed at stimulating government growth through record debt. Even seven House Democrats had to vote against the Marxist measure. The little RINO support they got, they bought. They had NO interest in a bi-partisan bill.

The first thirty days of the new Democratic Socialist regime has confirmed one thing. The anti-American left is coming after every freedom and liberty as fast and as hard as they can and only a united right, ready to fight, can stop their rush into global disaster. Investors are fleeing the market again today, well aware of Obama’s agenda to nationalize everything.

Primary Goals of Obama’s Dictatorship

Grab grasp and control of all primary economic sectors – banking, health, energy, technology, transportation, communication and food (all of which is addressed in his so-called stimulus bill being signed into law today)
Erase US borders – provide amnesty for all illegal aliens living in the US and their families not yet here. Concede sovereign authority over US constitutional law to the UN. (This too is set up in the leftist stimulus bill)
Silence the last remaining voice of pro-freedom dissent currently heard only at talk radio (under the Fairness Doctrine proposed by John Podesta at the George Soros organization, American Progress)
Eliminate Second Amendment rights for American citizens while setting up a one million member civilian army loyal to Obama rather than to the people and their constitution (Early funding for which is provided in the stimulus package as well)
Continue to bankrupt the free market capitalist system, driving average American families into an economic corner where they will welcome Democratic Socialism in an effort to avoid life in a soup line (Watch as investors continue to flee from the market for safer havens abroad)
Buy state sovereignty with federal bailout funds, reversing the bottom up system of self-governance affirmed in the Ninth and Tenth Amendments of the Constitution, establishing the federal government as a top down dictatorship

The Bernie Madoff of Politics

Bernie Madoff robbed thousands of private investors out of billions. The nation, Washington DC elites and their press are rightfully prepared to lynch him in Public Square.

So, what should we do with Washington DC elites who have robbed generations of American citizens out of trillions in hard-earned property against their will? In Madoff’s case, knowledgeable investors made bad decisions to invest in what turned out to be a multi-billion dollar scam.

But a handful of Democratic Socialists in Washington DC have forced American citizens to throw trillions into the black hole of insane federal waste and they are not changing their ways, they are accelerating the practice with a heavy hand.

There is zero bi-partisan congressional support for what they are doing and 70% of Americans oppose what they are doing, according to all related polling data.

Welcome to Obama’s Thugocracy. Thuggish Chicago corruption, DC style…

Freedom Fighters MUST Unite

Traditionally speaking, those who love their freedom also love their independence. But in this case, individually, they are no match for the massive power of the new federal dictatorship. An individual tax revolt will land you in prison, penniless.

Freedom fighters MUST unite and fight the current onslaught of heavy handed Marxism together. They must learn to fight as a unit. Alone, they are powerless and vulnerable. But united, the left is truly NO match for America’s most productive members of society.

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JB Williams: Every American will Pay The Price of Gross Ignorance

In 2008, Americans foolishly used their freedom to vote for “chains” not “change.”

Life, property, speech and guns, are at the foundation of American freedom and the corrupt Chicago cabal now in charge, is aggressively coming after all of them.

Obama’s “economic bailout” is a global socialist buyout of the U.S. free market system. ALL private property is under siege, as advised by George Soros. [1]
Former Clinton Chief of Staff become George Soros stooge and Barack Obama advisor John Podesta leads the charge against free speech with his version of the “Fairness Doctrine” aimed at silencing the voice of dissent at talk radio. [2]
Obama Gun Rights advisors John Podesta and Rebecca Peters, responsible for UK and Australian gun ban laws, are leading the charge against the U.S. Second Amendment, also funded by George Soros. [3]
And of course, the right to life itself, both inside and outside of the womb, has been a successful target of the left for more than 40 years now.

Most Americans already oppose almost every early step of the Obamessiah administration. The Democrat congress continues to enjoy the lowest public opinion rating in U.S. history. Yet Americans have no clue where their power is, how to use it, or when to say enough is enough.

Our nation’s Founders knew that this day would come. “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.” – Declaration of Independence

The natural tendency of a peaceful prosperous society is to quietly tolerate repeated affronts to their collective well-being, so long as the personal pain is tolerable. So long as life remains personally tolerable, the people will resist any urge to draw a line in the sand and take an individual stand against tyranny. They will suffer incremental losses, until the accumulative pain becomes personal and intolerable… and then, all of a sudden… they will awake!

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

You can’t fight city hall! Politicians are scum, but what can we do? My vote doesn’t count. Washington DC is not listening to the people. The people have no power. I don’t support what they are doing, but I dare not withhold my taxes, for fear of imprisonment. Our hands are tied…

No, our hands are not tied, yet. But they will be tied soon, if we continue to tolerate that which should never be tolerated in this country. Americans MUST get the horse ahead of the cart. They must “change” themselves, before they can change anything else. And they must begin at square one!

Square One

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Declaration of Independence

More than 40 million innocent American children have been denied their fundamental American right to life. And even though most Americans oppose abortion on demand, they sit silent, tolerating that which they childishly thought, would never affect them personally…

Yet, if your society will not respect and defend an unalienable right to life, then you have no rights at all, beyond those temporarily afforded by your rulers, used only as a disposable tool of political gain.

I don’t care what your politics are or what excuses you have adopted to justify the brutal taking of innocent life in the past. A society with NO regard for innocent human life cannot be trusted with anything else.

We can know the enemies of freedom by this single subject alone. We need look no further. We must know the enemies of freedom by this subject alone, because a complete disregard for innocent human life is at the foundation of their contempt for all other human rights, including freedom itself.

There is NO escaping this reality. This is not a litmus test. It is a non-negotiable reality and NO excuses will do. Fail to defend innocent life and you have already failed to defend individual freedom, period!

Where the right to life itself is not protected, no other rights are safe. That’s why our Founders listed LIFE as the first protected unalienable right, endowed by our Creator. Whether Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Independent, fail this fundamental test of freedom, and you can pass no other.

One Step at a Time

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Frank Salvato It’s Not Obama’s “Stimulus” Bill

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Now that the behemoth “stimulus” package has been reconciled in conference it appears that we, the taxpayers, will be saddled with financing a superfluity of special interest projects and entitlements. From programs that serve to combat sexually transmitted diseases and facilitate smoking prevention initiatives to the $30 million earmarked – yes, earmarked – for a wetlands restoration project meant to protect the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse, We the People have been bamboozled into financing the biggest raid on the US Treasury in the history of our nation. But before we grab the pitchforks and the torches and start marching down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in protest, we should consider the facts surrounding the crafting of this abysmal piece of pork legislation.

The American citizenry has employed the convenient practice of blaming the President of the United States for all things enacted or ignored by government. This practice has been facilitated by the mainstream media for decades, if not since the birth of our nation. It can be argued that we have fallen into this practice primarily because it is easier and less time consuming than keeping tabs on each of the 535 voting members of Congress. But in taking the less engaged and less accurate approach to holding our elected officials accountable we perpetuate the misconception that the Executive Branch is all powerful. In fact, it is the Legislative Branch of our government that is charged – exclusively – with the tasks of finance and legislation.

Article I, Section 1 of the US Constitution reads, in part:

“All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”

With this entry into the Charters of Freedom, the Framers entrusted the sole authority to craft, amend and enact legislation. While the Executive Branch does indeed have the luxury of the bully pulpit, in the end the only roll the President has, with regard to legislation, is to either sign the bill into law or veto the bill. A veto sends it back to the Legislative Branch to either survive through a vote to override the presidential veto or be cast off into oblivion.

Article I, Section 7 reads, in part:

“All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.”

And Article I, Section 8 states, in part:

“The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises…”

With this the Framers ensconced the sole authority over the legislation of issues of revenue to the Legislative Branch.

This clarity of constitutional literacy understood, my emphasis on the constitutional actualities should in no way be misconstrued to imply support or defense for President Obama’s efforts in this debacle. His advocacy for this unprecedented raid on the US Treasury – through the efforts of his Chicago Democrat machine enforcer, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel – makes him culpable in its enactment, as does his signing it into law. But the true ownership of this appallingly irresponsible piece of legislation rests with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).

In defense of my consternation for this piece of special interest legislation one need only look honestly at what is included in the bill. Here is a partial yet disturbing list of what can only be seen as special interest projects offered up in HR1:

▪ $650 million for digital TV coupons

▪ $50 million in funding for the National Endowment of the Arts

▪ $200 million for the National Mall, including repairs of grass destroyed during the inauguration festivities

▪ $400 million for “National Treasures”

▪ $99,600 for doorbells in Laurel, MS

▪ $500,000 for a dog park in Chula Vista, CA

▪ $3,450,000 to “rehabilitate” sidewalks in Alexandria, VA

▪ $600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees

▪ $150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities

▪ $75 million for “smoking cessation activities”

▪ $200 million for public computer centers at community colleges

▪ $6 billion to turn federal buildings into “green” buildings

▪ $850 million for Amtrak

▪ $100 million for reducing the hazard of lead-based paint

▪ $110 million to the Farm Service Agency to upgrade computer systems

And my favorite – and, evidently, Nancy Pelosi’s as well – $30 million for a wetlands restoration project in the San Francisco Bay Area to protect, among other things, the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse. Not coincidentally, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has championed preserving the mouse’s habitat in the past.

The larger point I am trying to make – aside from the fact that this piece of legislation is as much a stimulus bill as my electric bill – is that because of our collective habit of taking the less engaged avenue in governmental oversight, in attributing blame for this act of pure politics over good government, we will allow the mainstream media and political operatives to place the onus of either congratulations or condemnation onto President Obama. While the president does deserve a portion of the condemnation that will surly rise once our citizenry wakes-up from their “hope & change stupor” only to realize they have been manipulated into believing that installing doorbells in Mississippi and protecting the salt marsh field mouse will somehow save the economy, the true ownership of this massive fraud rests with Congress. This is the Pelosi-Reid Special Interest Appropriations Bill, not an economic stimulus package.

If we are ever to affect an ideological revolution in this country, where politics is banished from the halls of Congress and good government trumps politics, we must first and foremost abandon the practice of superficial oversight of our elected officials. In truth, We the People have abdicated this constitutionally mandated oversight in our political apathy. This abdication is antithetical to the intentions of our Founders and Framers for they envisioned a citizenry that understood that in our ownership of the US Constitution and the Charters of Freedom – and it is we who own these brilliant documents, not the government – we literally gave birth to the government, our covenant (The Charters of Freedom) limiting the power of government, not empowering it above the oversight of the citizenry.

If we are to take back control of our runaway government – both in our state houses and in Washington DC – we must abdicate our apathy, not our responsibility. We need to do this for future generations otherwise the promise of that shining city on the hill and the light of liberty will become the things of history books…just like the greatness of the Roman Empire.

JB Williams Okay, You Want Socialism? Then YOU Pay for It!

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50% of Americans clearly want socialism, having bought hook, line and sinker into Barack Obama’s version of the Karl Marx system of “from each according to his ability; to each according to his need.”

But equally clear is the fact that the other 50% of Americans don’t want socialism, still preferring the Founders’ notion of freedom, liberty and self-governance.

For decades now, the 50% who still love freedom have been picking up the tab for the 50% only interested in free access to other people’s stuff. It’s easy to want socialism if you’re not the one who has to pay for it.

Well, if you are hell bent on reducing America to third world status with your insane visions of dancing sugarplums in some utopian society where your neighbor has no rights and you have no responsibilities, then the least you can do is pay for it yourself!

The 50% of Americans who voted against your empty suit and his anti-American Marxist agenda have been paying 97.01% of all federal taxes collected up until now. The 50% of you, who prefer Obama’s socialism, have only had to pay 2.99% of all federal taxes to date. That’s about to change…

If you want socialism, fine. But YOU pay for it!

How generous of you to decide how much is too much for your neighbor, so that you can help yourself to his stuff. You don’t even have the get-up-n-go to go steal it yourself. You hire scumbag politicians pandering for personal power to go rob your neighbor for you.

With neighbors like you, who needs enemies?

If you are so sold on collective thought, collective bargaining and communal living – set up a commune full of like-minded freaks and throw all of your stuff in the kitty to be shared equally throughout the commune. Enough of the “what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine too” crap!

What makes you think you have the right to run roughshod over half of Americans who have been paying your tab for years, against their will?

If you want socialism, fine. But YOU pay for it!

America is headed for a second civil war alright, divided down the line that separates those who want a right to only what they earn, and those who think “what’s mine is mine, and what’s yours in mine too!”

But this civil war will be over much faster and with less effort than the last.

The first civil war was very bloody. This one will be fought with the pen. Taxpayers need only withhold their pen. There are only 500 idiots in Washington DC. What will they do with 100 million fed up taxpayers who refuse to continue paying for their Marxist slaughter of America?

For years now, the 50% of Americans who feel entitled to other people’s property have taken a no-prisoners strategy in their growing demand for unfettered access to other people’s stuff.

Sooner or later, the other half of the nation that has been picking up the tab for your foolishness will figure out that they can stop your rush into socialism by simply refusing to sign the checks you need to pay for it all.

Senate leader Harry Reid explained in a recent interview how all American taxes are “voluntary.” See his interview here… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7mRSI8yWwg

The Entire Economy is NOT in Trouble. YOU are!

If you are a union worker, you are in trouble. That’s because your union placed your industry in a position where you can no longer compete in the free market.

If you borrowed more money than you can ever repay, you are in trouble. You can thank congressional Democrats who forced lenders to make bad loans on the basis of your right to free-stuff instead of your ability to repay, for that reality.

If you consistently spend more than you make, you are in trouble, just like your government which has never failed to spend more than it takes in for over seventy years now. If you think Bush destroyed the economy over the last eight years, you have not been paying attention to what Democrats have done for the last eighty years… and that’s why you are in trouble!

The nation and the economy are not in trouble. Those who have grossly mismanaged their lives are in trouble, including congressional Democrats who are guilty of the very traitorous act Thomas Jefferson warned them against…

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” – Jefferson

Your Happiness is about to come to a Screeching Halt!

Democrats have spent eighty years “wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them -” and all good things much come to an end. Obama is determined to waste another trillion now and before the votes were even counted, he was out on TV last night stating, “I’m open to expanding the stimulus package if this doesn’t work.”

Of course it won’t work and even the empty suit knows it. This is just the first trillion in socialist spending needed to “prepare the nation” for Marxism at the hand of Democratic Socialists now running the fed. There will be trillions more…

However, “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” – Winston Churchill – It has always failed and it will fail again.

I believe it was former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who pointed out that socialism is a great idea until you run out of other people’s money…

Well, against the will of the American majority, Democratic Socialist now in unchecked control of the federal government just passed another trillion dollars in debt, wasted on more politically motivated social spending. $4 BILLION to ACORN? For what? This does what to stimulate economic growth?

Soon, they will attempt to lynch the top half of Americans (those who already pay 97.01% of federal taxes) with another tax increase to pay for it. But guess what?

The people you want to pay for it didn’t vote for it… They have tried for years to stop you from robbing them blind via democratic process. You made your bed, now go sleep in it!

If you want socialism, YOU pay for it!

Best of luck with that!

You didn’t really think the other half of America was just going to sit still and let you destroy their lives too, did you?

By the way, thanks for helping us identify which congressional Republicans need to be booted to the unemployment line in 2010! Specter, Collins and Snowe now top the list.

He with the gold, makes the rules… Remember?

And… Theft is still theft, even when you get elected officials to do your dirty work… It’s truly sad when you are too lazy or cowardly to even do your own stealing… Pathetic!

You had better watch Harry Reid explain how taxes are “voluntary.” How are you going to pay for your socialism now?

See his interview here…