Friday, September 11, 2009

Do you remember?

This is a re-post of a blog that I wrote on September 11, 2006.
Do you remember where you were eight years ago today?

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

Do you remember how you felt when you first saw?
Do you remember when you first heard?  How you felt?  What you felt?
Was it anger?



How do you think they felt?
Have we forgotten?
Have we forgotten why we are proud to be Americans?

What makes us unique?

Why others risk death to come to our shores?

Have you forgotten who thine enemy is?

Those that hide behind innocent lives, those that occupy caves for fear of our raised fist, those that plot the murder of innocents, those that plan the removal of a country and a way of life.....
Do you remember?
Do you care?
Do you dare rise up in defiance of those that wish your death?  Your destruction?
Do you remember?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Un-American Patriot

If I am to believe the recent statements by extremely liberal members of the US Congress, then I am un-American. Apparently I am un-American for daring to disagree with their policies. I am also apparently a racist for disagreeing with the President (POS POTUS). So in that vein I am penning this blog in an effort to clear my good name.

Uber Liberal Nancy Peolsi and her lap dog Steny Hoyer have penned an article in the USA Today where they assert that those of us that are attacking the health care debate as "un-American". I am still trying to figure out how speaking up for ones views is un-American. I recall learning in American History that a handful of brave men once stood for their beliefs and spoke out against the status quo, bringing freedom for millions in the future by doing so.

So lets look at this particular article (quotes from the article are in italics) and see if we can dissect it based upon the current bill that is before Congress.

"The first fact is that health insurance reform will mean more patient choice. It will allow every American who likes his or her current plan to keep it. And it will free doctors and patients to make the health decisions that make the most sense, not the most profits for insurance companies."

Obama has in the past expressed his desire to create a single payer system, where Insurance companies will be forced out of business. Every universal health care in existence on this planet has story after story of people being denied the very procedures we now enjoy based on some committee's decision. Do a search of any socialized health care system and do the research yourself. Under socialized health care, there will be NO patient choice. You will do as the government says, as will your doctor.

Reform will mean stability and peace of mind for the middle class.

To follow the largest tax increase in history disguised as the Waxman Energy bill with socialized health care is completely ludicrous. Any student of basic economics can tell you that this current rate of spending simply cannot be sustained. The left would have you believe that all of this will be paid for by the "rich" in this country. If you take those that make over $150,000 a year you will have roughly 13% of the wage earners. So are we to believe that 13% of the country is going to pay for health care for all? These people are the owners of small business, which will suffer greatly under both bills, so there go his wages. They are the owners of large corporations that put American's to work. Do we really want to force this group of people out of the country? The Congressional Budget Office, which is a non-partisan group, has already reported that there will have to be a tax hike on the middle class. Now think about your taxes going up at this particular moment in time. I don't know about you but I don't have extra money just lying around. Now couple that with the increase you will see under the Waxman Energy Bill, where your power bill could easily triple if the bill is passed. Still not feeling it?

Reform will mean affordable coverage for all Americans.

Reform will cost large amounts of money in one way or another. It simply cannot be done with the current amount of funding available to Congress. I mean who are we kidding? This administration has blown TRILLIONS of dollars in an effort to prop up the banking industry, buy out the car manufacturers, and rescue Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac etc. So where will the funding come from? Sure it may be free medical the beginning...but I assure you, you will pay more for it than you will ever imagine possible. Also, this health care debate is not only going to benefit Americans. The pro illegal immigrant group La Nuestra has met with Pelosi asking that wording be placed in the bill allowing illegal immigrants to benefit from universal health care. Oddly enough Pelosi told them that she couldn't not place that particular wording into the bill but for them not to worry as it would cover illegal immigrants. So when you consider the 50 million they say is without health care consider the 20-25 million illegals in this country and there is at least half of that number.

The article goes on to say this month, despite the disruptions, members of Congress will listen to their constituents back home and explain reform legislation. We are confident that our principles of affordable, quality health care will stand up to any and all critics. People, they just do not get it. They cannot believe that the 'sheeple" of this country would dare to speak out against their appointed leaders. The leaders of this country apparently know what is best for us and how dare we question their motives! What gall!

The thing that strikes me as ironic is that the public outcry was basically designed and exploited by the left since the Vietnam War. The use of swarm and mob tactics was born from their very own minds. However, now that it is being used against them, it is somehow un-American. Another irony is that all of the left windbags held up this eloquent "community organizer" to the world as the savior of the US of A. Now that the "community" is being organized against them and their "savior" it is somehow un-American. Does anyone else see the irony here?

Last week the White House website placed a blog on one of its pages asking for people to report "fishy" emails, conversations etc in regards to health care. Now they say that they will not log any information received form the emails or save them. According to law, ALL correspondence to and from the White House must be logged and saved for the National Archives. So we're going to trample all over the 1st Amendment or disobey that particular law. Which is it going to be? I am quiet certain I have been reported. So certain that in one of my mass emailings I stated that anyone no longer wishing to receive my emails for fear of reprisal only needed to inform me and I would remove them from the list. No one let me know they wished to be removed.

Not to toot my own horn, but when you finish reading this blog, scroll down to the one I wrote on November 1, 2008. I sounded the alarm loudly and was scoffed at by some. We are headed down a dangerous path, one in which I always say is one we may never recover from. I continue to shout the alarm from the rooftops and will continue to do so. Even when, which is quiet often, I feel as a voice crying out in the wilderness.

So, if speaking out against this administration makes me un-American, then so be it. If speaking out against their policies is un-American, then so be it. If standing for my beliefs and the beliefs this nation was founded upon is un-American, then so be it. I, however, feel that makes me a true American and a patriot, and in that spirit will I fight tooth and nail against this country taking her final dying breath.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

We The People

We the People, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Perhaps no other preamble in the history of the world says so much with so few words. This basic paragraph has the capability to stir ones emotions and love of country like no other. These simple words, joined together in gentle yet powerful prose, have echoed the cause of freedom across the globe since the first quill was drawn across the parchment in 1787.

In the preceding years, the young land that would become the most powerful nation on earth, began to suffer under the yoke of tyranny. A handful of brave and just men set the wheels into motion for the freedom that we enjoy today. Launching upon a course that would have them labeled as traitors and treasonous, these men stood firm in their cause against great odds. Their path was one that would either end in total freedom from tyranny or death. So against great odds and a determined and well trained foe, the birth of America began with blood being shed upon her soil. From this spilled blood would sprout the spirit and pride of America.

This fragile document has been the very basis and backbone of our nation since its ratification by the delegates of the National Convention. Against all odds the birth of America was complete. Pride in country was solidified. America the Beautiful had become a reality.

Through the early years of her life, America would experience growing pains but the pride of her people would not be broken. During these formidable years, tyranny would again rear its ugly head.

The people of America stood by and watched as the tyranny swept across the globe and countless souls stood and demanded that America and her freedom stand with the oppressed. However early on it was not to be and tyranny continued unabated.

On the morning of December 7, 1941, the people of the United States mainland were just beginning to awaken to a day of freedom and liberty. The citizens of Hawaii were awakening to a beautiful day that would quickly to into a nightmare of lessons learned when tyranny is not stopped in its tracks.

Shortly after the attack at Pearl Harbor, American pride was honed and the spirit of freedom would begin its journey around the globe. Being borne by the greatest generation this country has ever known.

The blood of America’s sons and daughters would water the seeds of that freedom.

The American pride and spirit would overcome the tyranny that had gripped the world and destroyed the lives of millions of people.

Through the years, America has stood for freedom. That stance has angered those that would once again bring about tyranny and the shedding of innocent blood. When anyone mentions the date of September 11, 2001, nearly every American can say without doubt exactly where they were on that fateful day.

Do you remember the images? Do you remember the feeling? Do you remember the fear as the realization sudden crossed your mind of what was happening?

Do you remember the lives lost? Do you remember the pride every time you saw the flag or heard of the heroism for days afterward? Have you forgotten now?

Now, on this weekend when we celebrate the birth of our nation tyranny is once again rearing its head and focusing its gaze upon us and those that would be free.

The time is nearing when we have to ask ourselves this question: Do we approve of where our nation is headed? Can we really just sit across a table from tyrants and reach a common ground? Do we approve of the massive spending? Do we approve of the increasing overreaching of the government into the private sector? Controlling business? Controlling banking? These seemingly innocuous steps are the very foundation of socialism.

Do we dare utter beliefs that some would consider treasonous? Do we love this country or just its government? Does the flag fly for us all or does it now represent a rudderless country set assail upon the waves of socialism and appeasement.

Many will say, oh there is nothing we can do or it really doesn’t affect me. I for one am thankful that great men, men of character and men of destiny did not utter those phrases so long ago. For if they had, where might we be today?

Over sixty-five years ago, the greatest generation ever known fought and died for these ideals of freedom. Years from now, will our children look back and perhaps mention us and the stand we took among those heroes? Or will they look back and wonder what their lives could have been like of only someone would have taken a stand.

The flag is to be inverted in times of crisis. We are rapidly approaching that point.

Friday, April 3, 2009

A Nation In Debt (Forever)

In the waning hours of Thursday April 2nd, Congress passed the 3.66 trillion dollar spending orgy being referred to as the budget by a vote of 233-196. The Republicans were unanimous in their opposition and twenty Democrats broke with their party and voted against the Upon the budgets passage, Republican Senate Leader Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said “Over bipartisan opposition, Democrats in Congress passed a budget that clears the way for massive amounts of spending, for the biggest tax hike in history and a doubling of our already crippling national debt.  It is a budget that puts the economy on an unsustainable course”. Republicans were also able to slam the door on a fast track process to run through a national energy tax. This tax would have hit you every time you turned on your TV, flipped a light switch or drove your car.  But don’t be surprised if it doesn’t rear its head again.

That’s right ladies and gentlemen, the largest tax hike in history! Times are tough for all of us.  So the “leadership” in control right now figured the way out of it would be to raise taxes.  Again, where on this planet does this make sense?

The 3.66 trillion dollar budget includes a deficit of 1.2 trillion dollars! Which means that one-third of the budget spending is money we don’t have! Take the 1.2 trillion dollar deficit and add that to the 12 trillion we already owe!

Trillion? It has apparently become the new billion.  The amount is thrown around by the “leadership” and talking heads like it is nothing.  I call this the dumbing down of America.  Most psychologists will tell you that in order for an individual (or in this case individuals) to no longer be bothered by something the answer is to constantly expose and bombard them with it.  It’s kind of along the same lines that a sexual predator does to his intended victim.  They desensitize them to what is eventually going to happen.  Therefore resistance is minimal at best when the time comes.  Americans are being desensitized and are about to be raped!

This deficit “budget” and bail outs, hand outs and general wasteful spending are debts that not even your grandchildren will be able to repay.  At this very moment, every man, woman and child in this nation owes $35,000.00 and the debt continues to pile up on them! So much for the American Dream right?

Alexis de Tocqueville said "Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage" With a report stating that 1 in 10 Americans are on Food Stamps (low figure if you ask me) we are knee deep in the dependency stage.  Nationalized Health Care is a small step away which will not only create a “who lives or dies” fiasco but will increase the dependency of Americans.  Bondage is a very real and very close next step.

The massive budget is not even counting the “Climate Revenues” of over $645 Billion. The overview describes “Climate Revenues” as “proceeds from auctioning emission allowances” which is basically the Carbon Tax that every American will be forced to pay because it is a pass on tax to the consumer.

So the budget at minimum includes a $1.6 trillion in new taxes and we have yet to add in the assorted “fees”, “leases” and other “initiatives”. It also includes the start of the global warming taxation scheme and the foundation for socialized health care.

The thing that keeps echoing in my head are the words of British statesman Edmund Burke:” Evil flourishes when good men do nothing”. So in that vein, if you simply read this blog and chose to do nothing, not even let your voice be heard then you are already desensitized.  Better grab the lubricant!