"If the best defense is a good offense, then I am more than willing to offend my enemies... See you in the guhlag!" - jillosophy... "I am not afraid. I was born to do this." -Joan of Arc
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Reining in America's Greatest Lawbreaker, President Obama
We are exceptional not by national origin, but because our national origin guarantees that we have law that rules the government that rules us.
That is our English heritage. President Obama is hostile to this view of the law, believing he can fundamentally transform America by undermining this law....
By Mark J. Fitzgibbons
The Hill reports that Republican members of Congress are contemplating actions to combat President Obama's lawbreaking methods of ruling from the Oval Office.
"GOP officials have long claimed that the president has violated the law and the Constitution through administrative actions on issues ranging from immigration to nominations to the U.S. military involvement in Libya," writes The Hill. Conservative Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah is quoted, "There are a lot of examples of this."
A lot, indeed, and not just recently. As reported at American Thinker last year in March, nine GOP state attorneys general issued a report on Obama's unprecedented officious lawbreaking.
Obama has now reached the tipping point, however, with his illegal "fix" of Obamacare designed to overcome his lie that Americans can keep their health insurance. The president's open lawbreaking following his notorious lying puts Democrats' electoral prospects at risk. It frustrates the unquestioning goodwill and endless love of some members of the political establishment.
Obama has lied to the American people many times, which is unbecoming of his office. But his unilateral actions in violation of the Constitution and even statutory law are so brazen that they seem calculated to undermine our very system of government, even to the point that they can be called "un-American" from the perspective of our heritage.
British Member of Parliament Daniel Hannan has a marvelous essay at The Wall Street Journal adapted from his new book, "Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World." The topic of his essay helps us understand why Barack Obama is actually the greatest lawbreaker in American history.
If you consider that claim hyperbole, factor this: No person, corporation, union boss or corporate CEO -- no criminal -- who has violated the law could count every American as their victims. President Obama can...
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/11/reining_in_americas_greatest_lawbreaker_president_obama.html#ixzz2lJOSxeAT
Friday, November 08, 2013
Obama Lifted Iran Sanctions Secretly - Months Ago!
Exclusive: Obama’s Secret Iran Détente
Long before a nuclear deal was in reach, the U.S. was quietly lifting some of the financial pressure on Iran, according to a Daily Beast investigation. How the sanctions were softened...
'Pretty Good at Killing'
No nation can unite under a president who calls down hatred upon those who have seen through him, and have understood his agenda from the outset.
By Jeffrey T. Brown
It has been disclosed in a recently published book about the 2012 campaign, Double Down by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, that the president told aides that he is "really good at killing people" with drones. I think the president is being far too modest. Drones aren't the half of it. He's really good at killing lots of things...
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/11/pretty_good_at_killing_things.html#ixzz2k44ojYXa
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Saudi nuclear weapons 'on order' from Pakistan
Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight.
While the kingdom's quest has often been set in the context of countering Iran's atomic programme, it is now possible that the Saudis might be able to deploy such devices more quickly than the Islamic republic.
Earlier this year, a senior Nato decision maker told me that he had seen intelligence reporting that nuclear weaponmade in Pakistan on behalf of Saudi Arabia are now sitting ready for delivery...
READ IT ALL HERE - PHOTOS
I Am Now a Dissident (and You Should Be, Too!)By Joe Herring
dissident n. a person who opposes official policy, esp. that of an authoritarian state.
In place of legitimate constitutional scholarship in our educational system, we see a systematic and unrelenting effort to overturn the original concepts of our Constitution in favor of some "living" replacement -- an "updated" document made for a diverse and evolving population, or so we are told.
Those who hold offices created by the Constitution itself are the very people using the power of those offices to usurp constitutional authority and undermine its place in American law.
After Obama utilized his entire first term to levy insult after insult against the rule of law in our nation, we conservatives appealed to our fellow citizens to vote with us to halt his lawlessness. We discovered to our eternal dismay that we -- not they -- are the minority.
Abraham Lincoln said:
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.This role has fallen to us now. We are both more and less than the citizens we were before 2012. We have become dissidents. In our own land. We are, however, in good company. After all, Jesus was a dissident.
But let's look at a more approachable example for our time: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
Born 95 years ago, Solzhenitsyn became one of his country's most famous citizens, and, in the view of many of his countrymen, its most notorious traitor. By chronicling the forced labor abuses of the Soviet Union's political prison system, he revealed the inherent nature of communism to the world.
Solzhenitsyn was born a year after the Soviet revolution of 1917. Soviet statism was his world. He drew the ire of Stalin's regime by simply discussing how far the reality of communism was from the promise of communism. He saw through statist ideology from the beginning and dedicated his life to warning others of its inevitable outcome.
His first published novel, One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich, was a tightly focused exposé on the lives of those in the labor camps. It revealed much, exposing the abusive excesses commonplace in the camps, but did not take the final step of offering judgment on the system that oversaw those camps. That would come later, in his seminal work, The Gulag Archipelago.
In Gulag, Solzhenitsyn deconstructed the moral case for communism. In more than two thousand pages over three volumes, he contrasted communist ideology with the natural free state of man, daring to illuminate for shuttered Soviets that place in the pantheon of existence that man holds between God and the angels -- his relationship to good and evil -- and the illegitimacy of the state's intrusion into the equation.
Almost singlehandedly, his work removed communism from among the legitimate forms of government recognized on Earth.
He didn't stop there. He cast a critical eye on Western societies as well, faulting them for replacing God with the pursuit of wealth, just as Communism had replaced God with the State.
He particularly disliked the West's conflation of legality with morality, abhorring the idea that because it is legal, it is also right. He decried the application of this distorted concept to the practice of abortion, declaring that the imprimatur of legality granted by the State will not be enough to pass muster with God.
As he grew older, his faith became increasingly important to him. He spent his declining years urging his fellow citizens in Russia to rediscover their connection to God as partial recompense for having allowed the State to usurp God's throne.
He died in 2008, still writing, still agitating, still wearing his greatest title, that of dissident.
So, what can we learn from Solzhenitsyn?
- Stories teach better than arguments. People may not understand the "takings clause" of the Constitution, but they will become incensed about a story of government forcing people from their homes.
- Teach with stories, not just with information. Stories internalize truths we recognize, but don't fully understand. A story is accessible to anyone, regardless of education or political inclination. After all, Hollywood was built on exactly that, and we know the extent of their cultural power.
1) Never underestimate the power of mockery.
It is irrational and, as such, irrefutable. It allows for the bludgeon of humor to strike your opponent without drawing blood. Mockery does all its damage on the inside, unnerving your opponent and derailing his arguments.
2) Learn from Solzhenitsyn's methods.
Focus on the result of a policy or initiative, and force those responsible to explain and defend it. Solzhenitsyn didn't simply decry Communism. He illustrated the brutality, and forced Communists to explain why it must be that way.
3) Know your stuff.
No one can be knowledgeable about everything, so pick your battles, do your homework, and know more than your opponent. This is how you poke the bear without getting mauled. Embarrass your opponent into either admitting he knows less than he should or lying to cover up his deficiency. Either way, you have the upper hand, and he will forever be on the defensive with you.
4) Always remember: volume is not a substitute for facts.
A whisper will drown out the sounds of armies, if that whisper is the truth. Make them squirm as they try to defend the indefensible. Remember always: the tyrant's greatest weakness is his belief that he has no weaknesses. Exploit that.
Those who will oppress their fellow citizens are not imported from another land for the purpose. They are your neighbors already. They are your friends and family, and in some cases, they might even be you.
These government employees will rationalize their assistance in the confiscation of liberty as "simply doing their jobs," as did the members of the National Park Service when they followed the petulant orders of the president to close open-air memorials during the recent government shutdown.
Even the most complicit bureaucrat often believes to the end that he is serving the people, even if that "service" results in the abrogation of liberty, or ultimately, life.
While the bureaucrat may feel a vague sense of molestation as he follows orders he knows to be wrong, he will in the end side with his pension and benefits time and again, until, as Solzhenitsyn describes it, "the arrest is made."
Solzhenitsyn writes in Gulag:
At what point, then, should one resist? When one's belt is taken away? When one is ordered to face into a corner? When the policeman illegally crosses the threshold of one's home? The arrest consists of a series of incidental irrelevancies, of a multitude of things that alone do not matter, and there seems no point in arguing about any one of them individually...and yet all these incidental irrelevancies, taken together implacably constitute an arrest.Our arrest is in ObamaCare. Our arrest is in an abusive and rogue IRS, and a myriad of other government scandals ignored and unpunished. Our arrest is found in every mewling surrender our "representatives" negotiate with the lawlessness of anti-constitutional governance.
Our belts have been taken. We are facing the corner, and the state is approaching the door. Civil disobedience is the right of every free citizen when faced with injustice. Embrace that right, and make the most of your new status. Be a dissident.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Marriage Is In obama's Crosshairs... Again...
MUST READ AND PASS IT ON!!!! This is just about the scariest article out there - a dose of clarity.... a clear view of the truly diabolical nature of the beast in the WH...
Tying the Knot Under ObamaCare By Eileen F. Toplansky
The heinous intrusions into our lives as a result of ObamaCare swell each day. Now, in true Marxist form, the ludicrously named “Affordable Care Act” mounts an all-out attack on marriage. In 2010, in a Web Memo, the Heritage Foundation pointed out that
Under the bill, couples would face massive financial penalties if they marry or remain married. Conversely, couples who cohabit without marriage are given highly preferential financial treatment. If the Senate bill becomes law, saying ‘I do’ would cost some couples over $10,000 per year.
In fact, the “… anti-marriage penalties and heavy ‘cohabitation bonuses [were] built into the Senate ObamaCare bill [.]‘” Furthermore, “low income couples are not immune from the bill’s aggressive wedding taxes. A 60-year old husband and wife, each with an income of $15,000 would pay over $4,000 per year if they remain married. Put in other terms, the government would offer an annual bonus of $4,212 if the couple divorces and then cohabits.”
Well, ObamaCare is now law and the effects are being felt nationwide. As a continuing job killer, ObamaCare will now adversely impact clergy, wedding halls, caterers, musicians, singers, floral arrangers, and other party planners.
Consequently, “an all-out war on ‘old and outdated’ institutions like marriage and family” is being conducted “so dominance of the state can be achieved.” Incommunist Russia this was euphemistically known as “unions of affection and comradeship.”
In Russia in 1920, abortion on demand arrived. Hence, how convenient that via ObamaCare, every American must now pay for someone else’s abortion — a direct assault on religious freedom. Thus, the state’s monstrous power keeps enlarging under the dictator occupying the White House.
Monica Showalter in her article entitled “Five Ways Lenin’s Propaganda Destroyed Marriage and the Family in Russia” describes how Lenin destroyed the traditional family structure as his tyranny affected women through high-sounding propaganda. Eventually, however, the women who were lured into idealizing Lenin, found that their rights and their wages disappeared, thereby making them “wards of the state.”
Thus, the idea behind breaking down the family was that women without husbands could be socialized more easily. In practical terms this meant [that] men were free to leave their wives and abandon their responsibilities.
How ironic that Obama’s policies “most directly hurt women,” Thus, ObamaCare essentially “eliminates consumer driven health insurance with health savings accounts which was the fastest growing choice… for women.”
In addition, women see doctors more often than men, but now they will be “subjected to the consequences of ObamaCare edicts [.]” Mammogram screenings were to be reduced until a hue and cry arose wherein this was rescinded showing that ultimately “the federal government has the power to giveth and taketh away.” And as has been publicized, women who were covered as dependents through their husband’s employer-sponsored health insurance are losing their coverage when their husband’s employer drops coverage.
Moreover, more than half of all Medicare beneficiaries are women. But ObamaCare cuts Medicare payments. Thus, “by 2019 [the cuts] will be so draconian that payments will be even lower than Medicaid, a system in which doctors already lose money and… refuse to accept patients.”
Communism has always seen the home as “potentially subversive.” Communists long to see natural ties between mother and child “severed so that the state becomes the dominant force.” This president’s communist tiesdominated his life; he is merely following in their footsteps.
Moreover, Obama, who without consent of Congress and in his now systematic assault on the Constitution eliminated the work requirement of the welfare program — the one element of the welfare program that moved people off dependency. By reversing this policy, the dependency-inducing welfare industry which undermines the importance of fathers, has been given a boost.
Obama is setting America on the same path as Lenin did for Russia almost 100 years ago. Recall that we now have 48 million Americans on welfare as a result of Obama’s economic policies. Couple this with the “work disincentives” embedded in ObamaCare where “many will conclude that earning extra money isn’t worth it, or will strive mightily to find ways to earn income under the table” and American opportunity is further eroded.
In Showalter’s article, the word “community organizer” pops up and one learns that “Lenin dispatched Kollontai to set up the Zhenotdel, a communist organizing group financed by the Communist Party for agitation and propaganda of the new model.” Recall the Occupy Wall Street movement, the newly renamed Acorn Party, and even the current despicable bid by Obama to get donations to help fund ObamaCare all packaged as a charitable approach to help him and his cronies.
Obama and the Democratic Party continue to cast aspersions on Tea Party conservatives because they know that these conservatives see right through their linguistic double talk. Those who try to shed light on Obama’s covert and overt attacks on this country will continue to be isolated and excoriated because they elucidate the historical truths of the past.
So when socialism fails, as it always does, the “socialists blame funding.” Consequently, once Lenin had ensnared women into the state controlled system as a result of his lies, the women sadly did not blame the ideas of the state controlled government; instead “they went to the state for not distributing enough money.” Government gives, government takes away, and then government gives again. In Obamaland, some 47 million food stamp recipients are having their benefits cut in a month and don’t even realize it. This is “the essence of ObamaCare. Government has the ultimate authority over health care decisions because government decides what must be included in health insurance and who must pay for it.” Echoes of the past are coming to haunt America.
Lest one argue that Lenin’s ideas are no longer potent, recall that the “legacy of the social wreckage continues to this day. Russia still ranks No. 1 in the world in both divorces and abortions.”
This ObamaCare wedding tax, is of course, a boon to divorce attorneys as the government demolishes the sanctity of marriage. Collette Caprara at The Foundry asserts that “the impact of this discrimination will affect couples at every income level and creates a scenario in which couples’ wisest financial decision would be to divorce or to forgo tying the knot.” How perverse is this?
If ObamaCare is not completely dismantled, this profound bias against marriage asserts that “married couples are second class citizens.” Consequently the law establishes cohabiters as “a privileged special interest, quietly channeling tens of thousands of dollars to them in preferential government bonuses.” In addition, this wedding tax is a spiritual violation that Obama and the Democrats are only too glad to inflict upon Americans. Same sex married couples should take heed of this as well.
Eric Hoffer in his 1951 book entitled The True Believer writes that “one of the most potent attractions of a mass movement is its offering of a substitute for individual hope” (15). Obama and the Democrats keep undermining Americans ability to succeed, inculcating the idea that there is no future in America unless it is totally guided by the government. Obama continues to destroy individual hope when jobs are scarce, college tuition is exorbitant, unemployment benefitsare worth more than solid, honest work — each of these disaffects far too many Americans who see no future before them.
Obama, an ideologue who is “so fanatically committed to this cause that no amount of reality can make him abandon it” keeps offering his empty “hope and change” speech. But, as the evidence mounts and the facts become known, it is up to us to come out of our stupor and halt this battering ram that is deliberately grinding down the people. It is equally important to remember Pascal’s advice that “…the embarrassment wherein [a person] finds himself produces in him the most unjust and criminal passions imaginable, for he conceives a mortal hatred against that truth which blames him and convinces him of his faults.” As Obama is thwarted, be prepared for the true vision of this demagogue.
There are so many reasons to abort ObamaCare completely — the assault on marriage is now one more.
Friday, October 25, 2013
A Tribute to Jeff Foxworthy...
I saw this posted by "petark" in the comments at the end of this excellent article at American Thinker...
If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for
entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation
that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an
aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that
was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy
liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who
runs the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses
but is run by idiots.
If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun
magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to
the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a nation that was founded by
geniuses but is run by idiots.
If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one
24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat — you
might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a
wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a
burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you
might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars
of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a nation that was
founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is
“cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is
perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses
but is run by idiots.
If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government
regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC
checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones — you might
live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide
incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment checks,
without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was diligently sought,
but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses
but is run by idiots.
If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV,
while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma
screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults
on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but
is run by idiots.
If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you
more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a nation that was
founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
What a country!
Monday, October 21, 2013
What the Left wants: an excuse to take over.
Will There Be Blood?
Push is coming to shove is coming to open warfare. All hell is going to break loose. This is precisely
The meeting was held in Orlando, the purpose being to inform constituents about debt and deficit at the federal level. Webster had built a solid reputation for many years as a gentleman, effective leader, and bipartisan problem-solver.
Within minutes of the start of this meeting, several men in the audience began shouting, calling Webster a liar. The congressman was not able to get a word in, and others in the audience could not hear him in any case. Without exaggeration, Webster tried to speak for 30 minutes only to be interrupted by these men each and every time he started a sentence. It was one of the most horrendous displays I've ever witnessed.
Finally, I could take no more. I stood to confront these men, shouting at them as loudly as they shouted at Webster. One of the men made a move toward me with clenched fists. Others in the audience joined me against these saboteurs. Finally, police showed up but the disruptions quelled for only a short time. Soon, the men were back at it. I confronted them again, and again, the police restored order. Later, I learned at least two of them had worked on the Grayson campaign, obvious plants. The Australian seated next to me leaned over to say, "They want violence. They actually want physical violence." I added: "But only if they can blame it on us."
Webster went on to win re-election. Grayson jumped to another district and snookered the voters there.
You may remember Grayson's television commercial when he ran against Webster, one of the slimiest pieces of political propaganda ever aired, a piece filled with such outlandish lies, even CNN's Anderson Cooper called Grayson a liar to his face.
Here is the commercial and Grayson being grilled by another reporter over his gross misrepresentations.
Here is the scumbag recently, joining the rest of the hyenas in condemning the Tea Party, comparing it to the KKK. This is the same venomous imp, during a House healthcare debate, who accused Republicans of wanting people to die.
Grayson is only one of many Democrats willing to say anything to gain political advantage. As we've seen in recent years, and especially in recent months, the actual endorsement of violence and killing frequents many discussions about the Tea Party or any conservative willing to disagree with the Obama regime. Dissent is being criminalized.
Now we have Democrats and MoveOn.org actually calling for the arrest of Republican leaders, insisting they be prosecuted for having an opinion and for exercising their constitutional rights: American fascism on parade. Aside from Cher and some actor actually calling for violence and murder directed at Tea Party individuals and Sen. Ted Cruz, here you have one of the programmed robots on MSKGB comparing Cruz to cultist David Koresh. It has become something beyond bizarre.
Celebrities, media talking heads, politicians and others who participate in verbal violence are bad enough, but those same people who actually encourage physical violence and killing, they are the ones who should face criminal charges. They are the real haters. They are the real traitors.
If they persist, like the Grayson operatives in Orlando, there will be violence, but solely due to their escalation.
Our response must be pure self-defense, measured and adequate.