Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president"
Theodore Roosevelt

"That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise"
Abraham Lincoln

"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women"
Ronald Reagan

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy"
Martin Luther King Jr.

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both"
Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter"
Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Healthcare Is a Good, Not a Right

Healthcare Is a Good, Not a Right

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The Hidden Cost of Taxation

The Hidden Cost of Taxation

This article shows the cost of taxation. For every dollar (private property) the government takes, it cost us $.39. So $100.00 of tax really cost $139.00.

This does not include the cost of complying with the massive tax code.


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Nationalized (socialized) medicine

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HEALTH_CARE_OVERHAUL?SITE=INLAF&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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A couple of comments

President Obama is sounding more like a dictator, giving congress a deadline. Everything with him and the politicians that want this rammed down our throats is a crisis that cannot even be given time to review, debate or read. The Federal government needs to get OUT of helath care and let the market work.

You will be forced to have insurance. What is not stated here is that YOU will be fined (TAXED) if you do not have insurance. $1000.00 month? Will it be more/less? You will be required to prove to the IRS that you had coverage.

We need to replace the politicians in DC with people who are dedicated to the Constitution, small Federal (central) government, individual and state sovergienty which will return us to real freedom!

Health care

At Least They Have Health Care
That’s Hussein’s camel’s nose you feel, slipping under your hospital gown.

By David Kahane

Back before the fall of the Berlin Wall and the sudden, mysterious and probably Dick Cheney–induced collapse of our beloved Soviet Union, my father, the sainted “Che” Kahane, used to take me and Uncle Joe with him on vacation behind the so-called “Iron Curtain.” Most of the time we would go to Lake Balaton in Hungary, to summer alongside the plucky, banana- and porn-hunting East Germans, but we also hit the other garden spots, including the Polish plains, the Romanian hills, the Bulgarian seashore, and the steppes of Central Asia.

What fun we had: Che would talk Party philosophy and the plot twists of Dynasty with the local commissars while Uncle Joe would entertain the young teen girls with his tales of the Spanish Civil War, not that he actually fought in it. The closest he ever got to the Lincoln Brigade was a couple of protest songs that he dashed off and sent to Billie Holiday, which she never recorded.

To see the splendor that was the now-vanished Communist world through the eyes of a child was an exhilaratingly empathetic experience: the sludge lakes, poisoned with mercury; the barren fields, unplowed and unsown because the tractor factory didn’t meet its production quota; the open strip-mining pits; and the soot-filled skies, especially in the mornings and the evenings, with their flame-red sunsets. If Hell were Heaven, it was like approaching the throne of Gaia Herself.

What bothered me even more, though, was how the people lived. Every east-bloc city was the same: an inner core, much of it still destroyed by the heroic Soviet troops who liberated the place, surrounded by rings and rings of substandard apartment buildings, either white or slate-gray, wherein were warehoused the bulk of the proletariat. We, of course, never got near them, since we always stayed in various hotels built for Party big shots and visiting fellow travelers, but I could see at a glance that they looked suspiciously like the evil Halliburton-designed “housing projects” that my dad and his brother were always railing against back in America — things that made my own native Al Smith Houses on the Lower East Side look like Buckingham Palace.

“At least they have health care,” was how Che always responded to any of my uninformed, childish criticisms of the heroic future we were building together.

You see, for us on the left, there is absolutely nothing more important than health care. Having long since cast off the shackles of the superstition known as “organized religion,” we need something to believe in, and health care is our principal article of faith. For us, it simply will not do to live in a world that is nasty, brutish, and short; why, I personally know people who visit their doctors at least once a month, and not just for plastic surgery, either. The slightest sniffle sends them sprinting to Doc Feiertag because, after all, it might be swine flu. A little heartburn might be a heart attack. And on this filthy, polluted planet, cancer is always ready to strike, no matter how green you are. Everybody knows that when it comes to your health, you can’t be too careful, and that if you’ve got your health you’ve got everything except a three-picture deal at Fox Atomic.

Luckily, over the past 60 years or so, we’ve managed to convince the once sturdy and stoic American people that illness is not to be borne “manfully” or uncomplainingly, and that constantly worrying, 24/7, about your health is not a sign of hypochondria or outright insanity. Why, to hear us tell it via our stooges in the media and out here in Hollywoodland, the entire country is perpetually on the brink of a financially ruinous physical meltdown, just a pack of cigarettes, a pre-existing condition, a bag of Cheez Doodles, and a closed emergency room away from debilitation, despair, dementia, and death.

Because we’re not kidding about that “got everything” part. We understand that if government can control each aspect of the human life cycle, from insemination to gestation to a woman’s right to choose to final destination (whichever comes first), it’s game, set, and match for the antiquated notions of “individual liberties.” Once His Serene Highness, the Emperor Barack Hussein Obama II, Protector of the Holy Cities of Honolulu and Chicago, and Czar of all the Fussers, gets his camel’s nose under your hospital gown, then nothing you ever do in your life will go unregulated. We are, after all, the people who convinced you that second-hand smoke was nearly instantly lethal, that the ingestion of trans-fats resulted in immediate obesity, and that a few drops of alcohol transformed you into a raging maniac behind the wheel. Like Bill O’Reilly, we’re looking out for you.

In other words, despite the stimulus, despite cap-and-trade and the other Obama five-year plans, we simply don’t think Big Government is big enough yet. And since you cannot put a price tag on your health, it doesn’t really matter what it eventually “costs” — only a conservative would be hard-hearted enough to worry about money when someone’s health is on the line. As BHO II says of the trillion-dollar health-care initiative he’s currently try to ram through Congress, it’s urgent! And indisputable! Message: He cares. Because, for us, death is simply not an option, unless of course it’s your death we’re talking about, in which case a bureaucrat will decide that.

I mean, it’s not like you’re a member of Congress or anything. “Quality care shouldn't depend on your financial resources, or the type of job you have, or the medical condition you face,” writes ultra-rich Ted Kennedy in the current Newsweek. No, and why should it? Private enterprise is so 2008. “Every American should be able to get the same treatment that U.S. senators are entitled to.” Yes, and nothing’s too good for our senators! They’re entitled! And if you think you’re actually going to get the same level of care a U.S. senator is entitled to, well, there’s a bridge down by the Al Smith Houses that I can sell you.

Suffering from brain cancer and on the verge of his final ave atque vale, Senator Kennedy is owed nothing less than the nationalization of health care in return for his selfless public service since that day 40 years ago he left Mary Jo Kopechne to drown off Chappaquiddick Island while he huddled with his advisers. The trauma he suffered that day must be unimaginable, but at least he has health care, even if she doesn’t.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

vaccine dangers, history repeats

vaccine dangers, you can google for more listings of this article from the 1976 swine flu scare.

We must all be free to decide medical options for ourselves and our children

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http://www.wanttoknow.info/health/1976_swine_flu_vaccine_60_minutes_transcript

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Food for Thought

545 vs. 300,000,000 (Republicans & Democrats Alike - No One Is Blameless)

EVERY CITIZEN NEEDS TO READ THIS AND THINK ABOUT WHAT THIS JOURNALIST HAS WRITTEN IN THIS MESSAGE. READ IT AND THEN REALLY THINK ABOUT OUR CURRENT POLITICAL DEBACLE.

Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.



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545 PEOPLE
By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred Senators, 435 Congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices -- 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party. What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes.

Who is the speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can not replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red ...

If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ .

If they do not receive Social Security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power..

Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

What you do with this article now that you have read it is up to you, though you have several choices:

1. You can send this to everyone in your address book and hope "they" do something about it.
2. You can agree to "vote against" everyone that is currently in office, knowing that the process will take several years.
3. You can decide to "run for office" yourself and agree to do the job properly.
4. Lastly, you can sit back and do nothing or re-elect the current bunch of crooks and charlatans who continue to destroy this great country as they laugh all the way to the bank!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!

YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!

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Lobbyist

July 6, 2009

LOBBYIST


While having my morning cup of joe, for some reason the uproar over lobbyist came to mind.

The idea that special interest, through their lobbyist, would try to influence our representatives and senators has received much attention in the media. There is a loud cry to stop this activity; by lobbyist, of course!

But are lobbyists necessarily bad? In general, I think not. If the lobbyist is there trying to insure that our basic, natural human rights are maintained, then they are not the evil creature displayed in the media

The means to stop illegal activity already exist. First and foremost is the lawmaker’s moral code which will not allow him to be influenced by accepting special favor. If the lobbyist offers the lawmaker special favor, then perhaps the lobbyist are guilty of bribery and should be prosecuted accordingly.

More importantly are the consequences faced by the lawmaker who accepts special favor. They too are guilty of criminal activity and should at the very least be removed from office.

That’s where we the people come in. That is our power. Criminal activity or even immoral activity by our elected officials should never be rewarded with reelection.

Where do we draw the line? Is a business lunch to discuss civil rights that is paid for by the lobbyist worthy of disgrace? Maybe not if it is at the local restaurant. But what if it includes a private jet ride to have lunch in Maui? The best option is for everyone to maintain high principles, to pay for their own way and avoid ANY perception of misdeed.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Quotes from Thomas Sowell

Interesting quotes from Thomas Sowell, I think I will read more about him.

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Business–Government Collusion (click here)

All companies must be able to stand on their own. Success should not be guaranteed by the government, but should only be atained by providing products and services in a free market. NO company is too big to fail.. The opportunity for corporate and individual success must also come with the opportunity for failure.

The consumer, not the government, should be the judge of this success or failure by purchasing, or not, the products and services of each company.

Bill

Dim Bulbs

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As Ed Feulner, president of the Heritage Foundation, put it,

“It’s only inferior or unnecessary products that require congressional intervention to survive. Useful or innovative products thrive on their own.”

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Quotes from Thomas Jefferson

"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.
The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is
wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts
they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions,
it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ...
And what country can preserve its liberties, if it's rulers are not
warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of
resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as
to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost
in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
It is its natural manure."


The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Stephens Smith, November 13, 1787



One single object... [will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Edward Livingston, March 25, 1825


The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Shelton Gilliam, June 19, 1808


The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Abigail Adams, February 22, 1787

To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Milligan, April 6, 1816

Friday, July 3, 2009

John Lott's Website: How do they count "saved" jobs from stimulus?

Wow, I can't believe the government would spin the numbers so they can lie to us! Say it ain't so!



John Lott's Website: How do they count "saved" jobs from stimulus?

Judicial Review

The judicial arm of the government needs to only judge on the basis of US law, the US Constitution!

http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=331339513120698

Man’s Rights by Ayn Rand

This is a little long but well worth the read. We must work to return to the ideal of Man's Rights, away from economic rights and again pursue true freedom.

Please post comments as to what era this reflect.

http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ari_ayn_rand_man_rights

A call for the separation of economy and state

A short but smart comment

http://blog.aynrandcenter.org/a-call-for-the-separation-of-economy-and-state/

Thursday, July 2, 2009

John Lott's Website: Congressional travel expenditures have risen by 50 percent in two years

More waste of our money


John Lott's Website: Congressional travel expenditures have risen by 50 percent in two years

Heath care

the government taking away choice, and now fines. How long until they run the private insures out of business. read some earlier post for detail.

tell you senators NO on nationalized health care


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Robert Gibbs on the hot seat again

Even Helen Thomas is not happy with this regime's "transparency".

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http://www.breitbart.tv/white-house-reporters-grill-gibbs-over-selected-questions-for-obama/

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Health care

Nationalized Health care is the next huge tax(lose of freedom) after cap and trade


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124640626749276595.html

Warning from a California law maker

http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=331170529715947

More on cap and tax

http://blog.heritage.org/2009/07/01/time-vs-truth-when-it-comes-to-cap-and-trade/

Leter to the Editor

I submitted this to a couple of local papers. I haven't seen it published and have not received any reply; but then again, I really don't expect to.


June 30, 2009

What does the future look like with Cap and Trade?
What is the cost?

As President Obama said, “Utility rates will necessarily skyrocket”. Scary.

One report I saw said the average family will see $1500.00 a year increase in utility bills. And those of us in Arizona pay more than the average. This is just what we need in these tough economic times.

Then there is gasoline, going up 74% according to one report, 28 to 68 cents according to another. Not only ours, but the fuel for the trucks bringing our food to the store, the gas to the pump and everything else we use. Prices go way up and are passed along to us.

These numbers might be higher or lower, nobody knows. It is not only the direct cost we will pay, but the embedded cost as well.

Our basic necessities will consume our entire budget. Our lifestyle will be gone. No longer can we take the family to the lake for a great weekend of fun; can’t afford to drive there much less run the boat. (Can’t sell the boat though, no one else can afford to operate it either.)

Want to go golfing? That cart we use must be charged with the high priced electricity. Fly to Disney World with our kids? Ticket cost go up, a jet takes a lot of fuel. The hotel has to pay a lot more for their electricity and supplies so they must pass the cost on to us.

That is if any of these businesses are still operating. Many will have to close their doors, golf courses, airlines, theme parks, movie theaters and on and on. Entire industries, like general aviation could be gone. And of course this leads to more unemployment. The shift to so called green jobs will not be able to absorb all the newly unemployed workers.

Don’t forget that there are those in the federal government who want to control the thermostats in our homes. Is this the first step to that goal? And they will mandate the energy rating of your home. You won’t be able to sell YOUR house if a federal agency does not give you approval.

This is a huge expansion of government that takes or controls our personal property. (The largest taking of personal property is taxes and this is a huge tax). And right around the corner is the next huge tax, socialized medicine. When we lose our personal property or give the government any control, we lose our freedom.

What does the future look like?
What is the cost? FREEDOM!

Please get involved, contact our senators and tell them to vote NO on cap and trade.

Bill Bulgier

Queen Creek, AZ

Nazi like "papers"

Just think what the Nazis could have done with THIS technology!
For the Citizens planning on making the trip to DC for the March on Washington on 9/12, this could be used to stop everyone from going!

http://www.campaignforliberty.com/article.php