Saturday, November 1, 2008

The End Of The Nation As We Know It

On Monday November 4th, American’s across the nation will cast their vote for one of two widely differing candidates.  The potential ramifications of an Obama/Biden presidency is frightening at the very least.  Obviously, they have their supporters, but when pressed throughout the entire campaign the only reason they can give for their support is “he will bring about change.”  Unfortunately, that is exactly the case.  But what kind of change can we expect from a possible Obama/Biden administration?  This blog is going to attempt to answer that very question.

Change #1- In a US News and World Report article on Friday October 24th, it has been discovered that Congress are actively discussing the takeover of 401K’s across the country and replace them with a 2nd quasi Social Security system.  A system in which the government will effectively take control of the retirement savings of millions of Americans.  Since the current Social Security system will more than likely not be around when I reach retirement age, obviously the government will do an outstanding job with your 401k plans.  Oddly enough, Argentina’s President Fernandez just authorized the take over of their citizen’s private retirement funds to access the $29 billion they contain. US News and World Report.

Change #2- Raising taxes to pay for new spending.  Obama has stated that he would raise tax rates on capital gains (Capital gains are commonly taxes paid on profits from the sale of an asset that was purchased at a lower price, most commonly stocks, bonds etc.), dividends and individuals making over $250,000.  Although Biden stated just recently that the amount would actually be $150,000.  What is not being widely publicized is his promise to not renew the Bush tax cuts that we fall under and that were enacted in 2000.  He has stated that he would not renew the Bush tax cuts when they are set to expire on January 1, 2011.  The non-renewal will affect each and everyone of you!  But, by just not renewing the tax cuts, he is keeping his promise to not raise your taxes.  It is semantics at its finest.  They’re not being raised, just allowed to rise back to pre 2000 levels.  Also, under the Obama tax plan, low income workers would get a credit that would basically refund most of their Social Security taxes.

The Tax Policy Center estimates that Obama’s plan would amount to about $600 billion in new spending.  The planned tax hikes will only cover about half of that, not considering the recent downturn in the market.  Where will the remainder of it come from?  Your 401k’s? And this isn’t even figuring the other large items promised by Obama during his campaign.  Typical leftist agenda. Big government with their hands in your pocket.

Once Obama and Biden are in office they will sell the large items promised but will bemoan the lack of funding to pay for them.  Then they will retreat on their promise and raise your taxes and mine.

Change #3 Taking over the banks Obama will more than likely will impose new terms on the banks that are currently being rescued by the Federal Government.  He has already suggested that banks observe a 90 day moratorium on foreclosures. According to officials, the nations largest banks would then have a government mission, a profit motive, and taxpayer backing in case of failure.  With their power to dictate lending decisions to banks, what could go wrong?  ACORN has already been largely credited with pressuring banks to increase their high risk loans to low income families in an effort for “equality.”  Now those “equal” families are in a house they cannot afford and the bank is knocking at the door to foreclose. 

Change #4 Reinstate the offshore drilling ban.  It goes without saying that drilling offshore and in ANWR will not solve our energy crisis.  However, it is definitely a step in the right direction.  The futures market is what drives the price of crude oil up.  With the potential of more barrels of oil being produced in the US and being placed on the market, the futures prices would drop.  It is Supply and Demand 101.  However, with the Obama/Biden administration and the potential addition of Democratic Senate seats the ban would be reinstated, thereby driving up the futures price yet again.

Change #5 An assault on basic life  Obama has already said that he will review every one of Bush’s executive orders when he is in office.  One that he will most likely start with is the one regarding federal funding of research that destroys human embryos.  Bush’s executive order makes two important claims: The destruction of life for research violates the principal that no life should be used as a means for achieving the medical benefit of another and human embryos and fetuses, as members of the human species are not raw materials to be exploited or commodities to be bought and sold.  Obama will likely revoke these executive orders and any other that displeases the abortion lobbyist.  Any policies that protect the rights of pro-life pharmacists and physicians will likely also be revoked.  The Freedom of Choice Act that puts all branches of the federal government on record as supporting late term abortion and makes all levels of government pay for abortions will also be enacted.  If you have never researched late term abortion and how horrible it is take a chance and Google it.  Be warned however, the procedure is horrendous and is paramount to murder of an unborn child!

Change #6 A complete and cowardly withdrawal of forces from Iraq  Whether you agree or disagree with the war, we are there and have men and women in harms way.  The complete unequivocal withdrawal of our forces will embolden our enemies and give them years of propaganda to use in their quest for world domination.  It simply cannot be allowed to happen!

Change #7 Government funded and mandated healthcare  While I will agree that someone without healthcare is unfortunate, there are programs already in place to assist those individuals.  Medicare and Medicaid to name two.  These two hugely beuracratic government programs work like a finely tuned machine.  OK I almost said that with a straight face.  I can’t believe that a large portion of Americans would be comfortable allowing the government to handle their healthcare needs.  Think about Obama’s stance on life taken just from his abortion stances.  What is to stop the government from deciding you do not deserve the care you need.  Think about this for a moment.  Your mother or other aged loved one is in need of a particular type of procedure that would save their life.  The federal government has put in place caps on all procedures that place a maximum on how many of these types of procedures can be performed.  At the same time, across the country, a young man (or woman) is in need of the same procedure.  Government must now decide who gets the procedure.  An elderly person, who has lived their life, or a young person that can contribute to “the whole”.  Who do you think they are going to chose? 


If you think that it is the responsibility of the government to provide healthcare for its citizens then McCain is still the proper choice.  Consider the following facts about McCain’s healthcare proposal:
                   More Choices
Greater tax benefits (average $1200 benefit for families)
Strengthens employer coverage
Does not tax premiums or employers providing coverage
No reduction of Medicare benefits
Credit goes to the Company the American family chooses
Builds on the employer based system

Under Obama’s plan, is a $179 billion a year employer mandate. This mandate requires employers to either provide “meaningful” coverage or pay a tax towards the government plan. Faced with tough economic times and rising health costs this creates an incentive for employers to drop coverage and move families into the new government plan.  A Lewis Group study concluded that 52 million individuals will lose their private employer coverage.  To maintain competitiveness, more and more employers will follow suit, spelling the demise of the employer coverage system.  Once the private system is dead and gone, mother America now has the complete power over your healthcare needs!  Obama’s government run healthcare will cost roughly $243 billion per year.  An average financial burden of more than $3,000 a year on American families.  Again I ask, where will all of this money come from since they are not going to raise taxes?  I think you know the answer.

We all are now familiar with the wealth spreading comment uttered by Obama over the last few weeks, as well as the illegal investigations into the background of Plumber Joe.  Wealth redistribution and the demonizing of individual achievers is straight out of the Socialist playbook.  In fact, just this week while on the stump, Obama basically said that those that wish to keep their hard earned money and not pay higher taxes are selfish.  What little I have I would like to keep.  You want more?  Get a job!

Most of America has decided who they are going to vote for.  However there are multitudes of undecided out there.  This group is who this blog is intended to target.  Unfortunately, it appears as if the Obama camp is going to steal this election.  Early voter turnout has broken records with Democrats allegedly being ahead.  However this is based on poll data that the mainstream media has distorted constantly in an effort to sway the undecided and get the McCain or Barr supporters to stay home.  Don’t let the mainstream media sway you!  Interestingly enough, a Zogby poll released today (11-01-08) shows McCain has pulled ahead 48-47.  Perhaps the swooning of the media over Obama has finally backfired!

We are at a crossroads unlike any other we have ever encountered.  Are there things about McCain that concern me?  Of course there is.  McCain is not nearly conservative enough for my taste.  But, there are multitudes of things about Obama that concern me.  Not withstanding his sudden, almost “miraculous” rise to the top the shear liberal thinking scares me.  Then there are the people he chooses to surround himself with: Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, Rashid Khalidi (former spokesperson for the Palestinian Liberation Organization which was at the time considered a terrorist organization), and Louis Farrakhan the National Representative for the Nation of Islam.  The amount of damage Obama and a democratically controlled House and Senate will cause to this nation can never be repaired.  The shear amount of handouts and programs that people will grow to depend on will never be stopped.  Think about this for a moment.  You are the owner of a company and you give your employees every Friday off for years. Then after several years you decide this is unproductive and now all employees must work on Friday.  What kind of backfire can you expect from your employees? Now think along those lines with millions and millions of employees.  Now you are starting to see the picture.  The programs will never be stopped, more and more money will be required to run them.  Under the “Fairness Doctrine” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairness_doctrine) Fox News, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and any other Conservative talk show will eventually be shut down.  Then we are truly on the path to Socialism and the complete and irreparable collapse of this once great nation.  This simply cannot be allowed to happen.

Please do your part and vote!  If Obama wins the election then so be it.  After all the greatest power in the universe actually calls the shots and with the way America has become, she is in need of discipline.  The discipline will be harsh and it will be cruel.  But it will eventually end, as will America.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Facts

In this Presidential election, there are two choices: John McCain (an American hero that has proven he is willing to step outside his party’s lines and work for the good of the people, and Barak Hussein Obama (why can’t we use his full name?), who in my opinion is a grave danger to our country.  If you have read my past blogs then you know my feelings on Obama.  He is nothing more than an empty suit.  He promises “change” but what exactly is his idea of change?  A change in the way the majority of Americans live?  A change in the stance against our sworn enemies? What exactly is the change?  Oddly enough, even though people say they are going to vote for him they can’t answer that question.  They may mumble something about change from the Bush administration.  I will admit that there have been things that Bush has done that I did not agree with.  However, the war on terror is not one of those things!  How many times have terrorists stuck on American soil since he took office?  09-11-01, that was the first and last time.  In my position, I receive alerts and reports from various governmental agencies.  You have no idea how many attacks have been prevented due to the Bush policies and the Patriot Act.  But Democrats would gladly shut down the Patriot act if they could.  Any wonder why the Democratic controlled House and Senate have the lowest approval ratings in history?

All my life I have heard that a person is known by the party they keep.  Let’s take a look at the people that Obama has kept in his close circle of friends (until it appeared that his relationship with them would jeopardize his election).

Jeremiah Wright

As many of you are aware, Wright was (see above note for why he “no longer is”) Obama’s pastor and spiritual mentor for twenty years.  All of you have seen the videos and heard the “sermons” so there really isn’t need to discuss them here.  I will however discuss the “theology” behind Wright, who as I stated was extremely close to Obama, and likely still is just not in public.


Wright started the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago on March 1, 1972.  The church’s mission statement (which you can find by clicking the name above) is based upon Black Liberation Theology.  Black Liberation Theology has its roots in Marxism which among its many tenants include: A belief that capitalism is based on the exploitation of workers by the owners of the means of production.  If you think about it that is where Obama leans.  Rich people should be punished for being rich and their rewards handed out to the less fortunate.  Never mind the fact that the rich usually get that way by working hard and climbing the social ladder (except those born into a trust fund which never learn how to work).  The Conservative view of success is how many people no longer need government assistance while the Liberal idea is the more people they are providing help for the more successful they are.  Talk about a screwed up philosophy. 

Black Liberation Theology was systemized by author James Cone in his book Black Theology and Black Power (1969).  Cone first addressed the theology after Malcolm X’s proclamation that Christianity is a “white man’s religion”.  In fact Cone stated that Malcolm X was “not far wrong” in stating that “black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community.  If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer and we had better kill him”.  Now ask yourself this.  Obama attended this church for several years, Wright was a close friend and spiritual adviser to Obama, but he would have us believe that he never heard Wright express any of the things that were released to the media?  Talk about wanting us to drink the Kool Aid.  The very church itself is based on the theology! If you wish to study more about Black Liberation Theology then click the link in the above paragraph for information from Wikipedia, where some of this information was gathered. 

Still not convinced he is even more dangerous than your run of the mill liberal?  Remember that Black Liberation Theology has its roots in Marxism?  There are photographs (not doctored) all over the web showing Che Guevera flags hanging in his campaign offices












                 
Che Guevera once said "The U.S. is the great enemy of mankind!" raved Ernesto "Che" Guevara in 1961. "Against those hyenas there is no option but extermination. We will bring the war to the imperialist enemies' very home, to his places of work and recreation. The imperialist enemy must feel like a hunted animal wherever he moves. Thus we'll destroy him! We must keep our hatred against them [the U.S.] alive and fan it to paroxysms!" Sound familiar?  Sort of like Islamic terrorists? 

During the Cuban Missile crisis Che Guevera stated: "If the nuclear missiles had remained we would have fired them against the heart of the U.S. including New York City," he boasted. "The victory of socialism is well worth millions of atomic victims."  Guevera wished for a world dominated by socialism, a form of Marxism.  Che Guevera flags in a campaign office?  Makes you wonder just what change he has in mind doesn’t it.

William Ayers

Ayers is a “distinguished” professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  In the 1960’s and 1970’s he was involved in violent activism.  In 1969 he co-founded the militant radical left group called Weatherman which was later changed to the Weather Underground Organization.  The Organizations founding document called for the establishment of a “white fighting force” to be allied with the “Black Liberation Movement” and other “anti-colonial” movements to achieve “the destruction of US imperialism and achieve a classless world: world communism. 

The group carried out a program of bombings, jailbreaks and riots. They bombed government buildings to include the Pentagon and the US Capitol, banks, Police Departments, state and federal courthouses and state prison offices. 

In 2001, Ayers stated in an interview that he “didn’t regret setting the bombs” and that “I feel that we didn’t do enough.”  Ayers and Obama served together on the Woods Fund Board from 1999 until Obama left in 2002.  Ayers also hosted Obama’s first fund raising reception in his first Illinois State Senate campaign in 1995.  Obama has “criticized” Ayers for his actions but it just leaves more questions than answers.







Campaign Funds

Obama’s list of Campaign Contributions reads like a list of who’s who among the Hollywood elite.  I don’t know about you but I can’t imagine sitting around thinking about who a particular actor is going to vote for so I can emulate them.  That list includes Oprah Winfrey, who has refused to have Sarah Palin on the show because she doesn’t want to use the show for political reasons…unless of course it’s having Obama on there.  Among the list of donors, there are two that issues have been raised about.  What?  You haven’t seen it in the media…wonder why?  Palestinian brothers Edwin Monir and Edwan Hosam donated $29,500 to Obama’s campaign and listed their state as Georgia.  In fact the brothers made the donations from inside the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip.  They said that they purchased Obama T-shirts to sell in Gaza.  You can see the proof of the donations here:
Campaign donations .  In fact go to the Campaign Contributions above and just read through the lists of names that have donated.  The brother’s contributions open the door for questions about how lax the donation site is for Obama.  Donations from outside the US are illegal but the site doesn’t stop it.  Now why would Palestinians in Hamas controlled Gaza donate to the Obama campaign?  Answer that one for yourself!

In closing I wish to provide just a little more insight into Obama, by providing some of the quotes from his books: Dreams From My Father and The Audacity of Hope;Thoughts on reclaiming The American Dream.

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction”

“My friends we live in the greatest nation in the world.  I hope you will join me as we try to change it” (What?)

“I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by so doing I was ingratiating myself to whites”

“I found solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race”

“To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist Professors and structural feminists.

The call to Islamic prayer is” one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset”

Lastly a few quotes from his wife, Michelle:

“For the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback”

"The truth is most Americans don't want much. Folks don't want the whole pie. Most Americans feel blessed to thrive a little bit, but that's out of reach for them. The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more." (Marxism at it’s finest)







Is he really “The One?”

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Issues

Prelude

Many of you have asked when I was going to begin blogging again.  In all honesty, partly due to not being able to find the time to properly give the blog the attention it and you deserve it has also been hard to rekindle the fire that I once enjoyed.  Part of the reason is the media’s unashamedly biased coverage of Obama and the public’s willingness to be spoon fed all of his hype.  People I have known for years are falling victim to his “all style and no substance” persona that it is depressing.  As I have stated in the past, I am but a small voice crying out in the wilderness and may not be able to convince most readers that Obama is just plain wrong for our nation.  But if I can change one then the effort is worth it.  It is with that in mind that I attempt to return to my writing and try to make a difference.  As always, I welcome your debate and your comments.  If you agree, disagree or enjoy the blogs please let me know!  You don’t realize how big a part each of you play in providing me with the desire to continue writing.  Thanks!

The Endorsement

As most of you know, I have never been real big on McCain.  Although I praise him for his sacrifice to this country, he has at times appeared to be  Republican in name only.  In spite of our differences in certain issues, I have had to weigh the differences and see which side one.  Therefore, I have decided to support McCain for President (his recent decision to choose Palin as the VP has really helped with this decision).  With this in mind, some of you may think there is going to be a fantastic right lean to this blog.  But unlike the mainstream media, I will put forth both sides, warts and all.  This is done in an effort to inform and allow you to make the decision for yourselves.  You will not find any spoon feeding here!

The Issues

Obviously McCain and Obama are as different as night and day in the political arena but what do you really know about their stances on the issues?  Below are some issues that may be of importance to some or all of you.  The responses are from the candidates themselves and are a matter of public record.  When applicable, a hyperlink is provided for you to do you your own research.

Bioethics / Stem Cells and Embryos (Research): Sen. McCain supports allowing access to Federal dollars for the following research: Adult stem cell research, Leftover embryos derived from in vitro fertilization, Embryo destructive research and umbilical cord blood banks

Sen. Obama supports allowing access to Federal dollars for the following research: Therapeutic Cloning, Leftover embryos derived from in vitro fertilization, Embrto destructive research and umbilical cord blood banks

Obama would not support a federal law that prohibits the states from engaging in research in which a human embryo is destroyed.  McCain gave no response on the issue.
McCain would support a federal law prohibiting reproductive cloning and cloning for research.  Obama would not support such a law.

Neither candidate would support or continue President Bush’s ban on the use of federal funds for research on human embryonic stem cell lines created after August 2001.

Judicial Issues: Obama would appoint as judges, men and women who interpret a law in accordance with their personal beliefs 1.  McCain has stated that he would appoint men and women as judges that interpret the law as it is written.

Women’s Health: McCain does not support Medicaid funded abortions. Obama, however does support it.

McCain would support laws requiring abortion clinics to show all women an ultrasound image of their unborn baby.  Obama did not respond to the question.

Family and Parental Rights: Obama opposes a federal parental notification law 2. McCain would support the law.

Abstinence and Marriage Education: Obama would not fight to protect the integrity of federally defined abstinence-until-marriage education.  McCain states that he would fight to protect the education.

Promoting Stronger Marriages: Neither candidate supports a US amendment to define and protect marriage as a union between one man and one woman.   

The Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) declares marriage to be the union of one man and one woman for all purposes of the federal government and declares that states do not have to recognize same sex “marriages” from other states.  Sen. McCain has stated that he would veto any bill that would weaken any provision of the federal DOMA (Bill HR 3396 ; vote number 1996-280 on Sep 10, 1996).  Sen. Obama would support a repeal of the provision of DOMA that defines marriage as the union between one man and one woman for all federal purposes, thus freeing the federal government to give marital benefits to same sex couples. 3  Obama would also support a repeal of the provision of DOMA that declares states do not have to recognize same sex “marriages” from other states, thus leaving courts free to require such recognition under the Constitution’s “full faith and credit clause.

Religious Liberty: Obama does not support the continuation of the Faith Based Initiative (on the federal level) to guarantee the right of religious and social service providers to access federal programs on an equal basis.  4  McCain supports continuing the Faith Based Initiative.

Homosexuality and Special Rights: When asked about their positions on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) which would grant federal civil rights protection on the basis of sexual orientation McCain has stated that he would veto any bill to provide federal civil rights protection on the basis of sexual orientation.  McCain would also veto any federal “hate crimes law”, and leave prosecution of such crimes to state and local authorities.  Obama would sign a bill that gives federal civil rights protection based on sexual orientation and “gender identity” 5.  Obama also would sign a federal hate crimes law that included protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as signing a bill to overturn the statutory ban on homosexuals serving in the military.  McCain would oppose the overturning of the ban.

General Issues: McCain supports federal legislation limiting the ability of government to take private land for private development purposes.  Obama did not respond to the question. 

Obama opposes repealing the federal estate (death) tax, while McCain supports the tax being repealed.

Both candidates oppose legislative initiatives that emphasize border security over all other forms of immigration reform.

Obama does not support the removal of the federal moratorium on drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf.  McCain supports removal of the moratorium.

Both candidates support an immigration system that allows undocumented immigrants, who qualify by not having a decided criminal record, to learn English and become eligible to become US citizens.

Here are some other noteworthy stances by Sen. Obama:

No extra penalty for gang association in crimes
Restrict police entry rules to protect civil liberties
Questioned harsh penalties for drug dealers
Understand why youngsters “want to use drugs”
Voted to ban drilling in Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuge
Casts 130 “present” votes (as opposed to yay or nay) in IL Senate
Endorsed Illinois handgun ban
Wants to renew assault weapon ban and ban semi-automatics
Restore habeas corpus to reach Muslims abroad
Obama-Lugar bill restricted conventional weapons for our military
Supports drivers license for illegal aliens
Voted to continue federal funds for “sanctuary cities” for illegal aliens
Voted to allow illegal aliens to participate in Social Security
Refused to wear a US flag pin
Associate of William Ayres of the Weather Underground that bombed US capital.  Stated “Ayres never killed anyone with bombs”
“exposure to Islam taught me that Muslims can partner with us”

Of course I’m not even going to touch the whole Reverend Jeremiah Wright fiasco.  But it is ironic that Obama has stated repeatedly that he never heard Wright preach that type of sermon the whole twenty five years he attended there.  Talk about not paying attention to the sermon! 

As I stated earlier, I may not be able to change your mind on who you are going to vote for.  It is my hope that you do not fall victim to the left-winged mainstream medias attempt to circumvent your attempt to gather knowledge of both candidates.  Obama definetly is the media darling.  But ask yourself, what exactly does he really stand for?  Does he truly represent my values?  What exactly is his plan for change?  Sure he talks about it a lot but exactly how does he plan to go about doing it?  Obama is all style and no substance.  Please don’t allow yourself to be fooled by all of the smoke and mirrors.  Do your own research! 

I leave you with one more piece of information.  Obama is really planning to disarm America.  The question you need to be asking is for what possible reason and for whom? See the video evidence here: Obama's Plan To Disarm America