Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Straw - Republicans Turn

A new Republican congress with President Obama in the White House.

Sounds like nothing will get done.

That's the good news.

The bad news is that too much has been done already that will not be undone.

It's called the ratchet effect.

The constitution exists to limit the federal government and it has not failed.

The elected politicians, judges and yes we the people have failed to follow it, not just in the past two years but for the past 200 years.

One of economic historian Bob Higgs's
outstanding contributions is the "ratchet effect." During a crisis, the size and scope of government grow tremendously. After the crisis subsides, government shrinks, but not to the pre-crisis level. In consequence, leviathan expands over the decades, leaping from one crisis to the next. more hear

Five weeks from now there will be victories and defeats as there are in all elections but victory over the "ratchet effect" may take the largest crisis of all.

When will the straw that breaks the camel's back come?

When will we as a people learn to do with less from our federal government and make the sacrifices necessary to prevent the final crisis?

I have no idea what that final crisis looks like, but if we don't start removing some of those straws from the camel's back this generation not future ones may be the first to find out.

Straw - The game that broke the camel's back

It doesn’t take much to break the camel’s back when you’re throwing loads of brick on it. Of course, placing a magic carpet on the camel could help lighten its load. But do you really want to lighten its load? If you’ve got the straw you may just want to break his back with it. Choices, choices, choices.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Famous Last Words

Patriot Nathan Hale Was Hanged September 22, 1776

"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." Have you heard this famous declaration before? American patriot Nathan Hale said it on September 22, 1776, his last words before he was hanged for spying on British troops. How did this come to pass? Hale, born in Coventry, Connecticut, on June 6, 1755, and a teacher by trade, joined his five brothers in the fight for independence against the British.

Five of Nathan Hale's brothers fought the British at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, on April 19, 1775. Nathan joined them on July 1. From there, he quickly rose to the rank of captain in the military. He fought under General George Washington in New York, as British General William Howe began a military build-up on Long Island. Washington took his army onto Manhattan Island. At the battle of Harlem Heights, Washington, facing Howe in battle yet again, asked for a volunteer to go on a spy mission behind enemy lines. Hale stepped forward.

Disguised as a Dutch schoolmaster, Nathan Hale set out on his mission on September 10. For a week he gathered information on the position of British troops, but was captured while returning to the American side. Because of incriminating papers Hale possessed, the British knew he was a spy. It is said that his cousin, a British sympathizer under Howe's command, betrayed him. Howe ordered young Hale to be hanged the following day. That's when Hale, who gave his life for his country, said those famous words.

This history lesson from americaslibrary.gov

Monday, September 20, 2010

Joe Six Pack

A politician even Joe six pack can understand.

Joe Constitution Miller makes Fox News look and sound liberal.

And Peter Schiff in the video below makes a whole lot of sense now that a couple years have passed.

Peter Schiff August 9, 2010

"We're in the early stages of a depression"

They've created a nation of spenders, speculators, and consumers, and they've destroyed the savers, producers, and the investing class that built this country. We're moving from a market-based economy to essentially a planned economy. We're abandoning capitalism and embracing socialism. That's a recipe for disaster.

Complete question and answer here

According to Peter Schiff, two years of The Obama administration has only delayed and made a bad situation worse.

The days of easy choices with wasteful spending will come to a close as a new congress and senate come into play.

Hard choices and not so easy solutions will be needed from the new Congress not only to start down the long road to limited government but to also restore confidence with we the people.

Confidence in a limited federal government is the best solution.

Spending cuts must come and when they come from the new congress the little pigs are going to cry wee wee wee all the way home.

thanks to mikechurch.com for the video links.

Peter Schiff video blog http://www.europac.net/media/video_blog

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bro For Sis

All this talk about the Constitution is pretty amazing. I knew nothing about it just a couple years ago. During my reading, I was first disappointed that the Constitution SEEMED to treat slaves differently. But that changed as I slowly learned more.The founders had included the most important tool for providing freedom right in the words of the Declaration of Independence.

Dred Scott seemed to see that tool. When he sought to be freed in 1857, he referred to the statement in the Declaration that “all men are created equal”. I believe the founding documents clearly support that he and all slaves should have been freed as a result of his case. Instead the Supreme Court effectively disregarded the wording of the Declaration insisting equality did not apply, seemingly finding that slaves were property and not people.

Could the injustice of slavery have been corrected in 1857 before the start of the Civil War?

The opportunity was there. If only the Supreme Court had actually upheld the founding documents and followed the Founder’s words. A journey of self-education is a key to retaining freedom. I now see that we were not taught what we must know.

Happy Constitution Day!


September 17, 2010 9:04 PM

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happy Constitution Day - September 17, 2010

Read It

It's not a living breathing document.

When it does need a little adjustment it should be done so through the amendment process not the courts.

I challenge you to find out for yourself what it takes to amend the constitution.

If our Constitution is out dated, why has it been amended 17 times since the first 10 amendments (the bill of rights)?

Amendment XXVII Adopted 1992

Mark your calendars fellow lovers of Liberty and the Constitution, the King Dude is hosting his 1st Annual Constitution Day-Spirit of '76 Viewing Party. In addition, the audio version of Spirit of'76 will stream live from the link below.

It will cost you 0.0 to listen and learn, no reading!

The voices of our founding fathers come to life with the actual text from those days in 1787 at the constitutional convention in Philadelphia.

Thursday 9/16/2010 7:00 PM eastern

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

All Over The Place

Report: Castro says Cuban model doesn't work


Obama Added More to National Debt in First 19 Months Than All Presidents from Washington Through Reagan Combined, Says Gov’t Data


Note: My health insurance is going up this month and the boss is making me pay. I don't understand?

How will spending one trillion dollars on govt run health care reduce the national debt?

I thought 50billion for infrastructure was in the original stimulus of about 800 billion.

Health care, food and unemployment going up; the standard of living going down.

I hope all this changing stuff stops soon.

I have a feeling it will only get worse. Sorry for the doom and gloom.

I think the books are being cooked and the outlook is being presented as improving just to get those in power now, past the upcoming elections. After the elections all the bad news will hit the fan, be prepared.

Why is government spending more as tax revenues go down due to the struggling economy?

I thought I would never say this, but I miss Bill Clinton, at least he adjusted his policies and worked with the Republican congress in his second term.

This President is not capable of such behavior I do not believe.

This president will use all the various departments and his czars to move his agenda forward at all costs and work around the Republican congress. There has been enough unknown legislation passed to keep President Obama busy for the next two years transforming are country into the opposite of capitalism.

What is the opposite of capitalism and free markets?

If President Obama's goal is to kill capitalism and free markets there will be no reason for him to run for a second term. He will try to put the last nails in the capitalism coffin while the republicans are in control of congress and he has nothing to loose.

He is a young man with a huge ego. I predict he will take control of the UN after his first term and try to run the world, or I could be crazy, wrong or a racist.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Battle With No End In Sight

Battle of Lepanto

Please visit the links for a great history lesson that is very appropriate for the world events of today.

On October 7, 1571, a great victory over the mighty Turkish fleet was won by Catholic naval forces primarily from Spain, Venice, and Genoa under the command of Don Juan of Austria. It was the last battle at sea between "oared" ships, which featured the most powerful navy in the world, a Moslem force with between 12,000 to 15,000 Christian slaves as rowers. The patchwork team of Catholic ships was powered by the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Knowing that the Christian forces were at a distinct material disadvantage, the holy pontiff, St. Pope Pius V called for all of Europe to pray the Rosary for victory. We know today that the victory was decisive, prevented the Islamic invasion of Europe, and evidenced the Hand of God working through Our Lady. At the hour of victory, St. Pope Pius V, who was hundreds of miles away at the Vatican, is said to have gotten up from a meeting, went over to a window, and exclaimed with supernatural radiance:

"The Christian fleet is victorious!" and shed tears of thanksgiving to God.

What you may not know is that one of three admirals commanding the Catholic forces at Lepanto was Andrea Doria. He carried a small copy of Mexico's Our Lady of Guadalupe into battle. This image is now enshrined in the Church of San Stefano in Aveto, Italy. Not many know that at the Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Spain, one can view a huge warship lantern that was captured from the Moslems in the Battle of Lepanto. In Rome, look up to the ceiling of S. Maria in Aracoeli and behold decorations in gold taken from the Turkish galleys. In the Doges' Palace in Venice, Italy, one can witness a giant Islamic flag that is now a trophy from a vanquished Turkish ship from the Victory. At Saint Mary Major Basilica in Rome, close to the tomb of the great St. Pope Pius V, one was once able to view yet another Islamic flag from the Battle, until 1965, when it was returned to Istanbul in an intended friendly token of concord.

When news of the victory finally reached Europe, church bells rang out in cities all across the continent. The Battle of Lepanto was a decisive victory, with only 40 of the over 300 Moslem ships surviving the engagement. The Turkish force of some 75,000 men was in ruins. The battle, although a great victory for Catholic Europe, did not end the threat of invasion, or completely break the power of the Ottoman Turks.
More naval and land battles would follow in the years to come, and Vienna itself would come under attack again, and yet again.

Today, the long clash between Christendom and Islam is still evident in the political and ethnic geography of Europe, Africa, Byzantium, and north into Russia. The battle also extends, in varying degrees, throughout the Near and Far East, and the Islands of the Pacific as well.

Many Christian knights, soldiers, and sailors have died defending Christendom against the onslaughts of Islam down through the centuries. Today, the borders of many European countries, Canada, and the United States are practically wide open, and the old enemy is invited to come in and make himself at home. And many 'Christians' in the West are just too busy enjoying their material prosperity to be bothered with unpleasant history. But the enemy has not forgotten history. He remembers it all too well, and he is still deadly serious about his religion. His goal over the years has not changed in the slightest, and he is very patient. The enemy within is now smiling, just biding his time.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

R U Kidding Me

As depositors thronged branches of Afghanistan's biggest bank, Mahmoud Karzai, the brother of the Afghan president and a major shareholder in the beleaguered Kabul Bank, called Thursday for intervention by the United States to head off a financial meltdown.

"America should do something," he said in a telephone interview, suggesting that the Treasury Department guarantee the funds of Kabul Bank's clients, who number about 1 million and have more than $1 billion on deposit with the bank.

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