Thomas Jefferson

"We must make our choice between economy and liberty or confusion and servitude...If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labor and in our amusements...if we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy."--Thomas Jefferson

"America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. "
--John Quincy Adams
US diplomat & politician (1767 - 1848)

“Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”
-James Madison at the Virginia Ratification Debates
"With respect to the words "general welfare," I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators."

- James Madison's Letter to James Robertson, April 20, 1831

Saturday, August 29, 2009

WARNING! Reading This Blog May Be Considered A National Security Threat!

The left, headed by liberals in the Congress and Barack Obama, are building a four legged stool for all of us to be pinned under. And when this dubious gift is completed, they will have succeeded in transforming our country into the Socialist and Marxist paradise they have envisioned. After all, Barack Obama himself said in his closed door meeting with House Republicans he met with just after his inauguration that he would rather be a one term President that got his agenda passed than a two term President who didn’t.

So what are the “legs” of this scheme?

Takeover of many of the banks, financial systems, and insurers. These include Bailouts, Stimulus, owning 2 out of 3 of the US auto makers, etc

Nationalized Healthcare.

Controlling the air and environment—via Cap and Trade scheme.

And the one I am discussing here-

Control of Communications via shutting down opposition talk radio and controlling the internet in the name of national security.
Status: IN PROGRESS...

It was revealed this week that West Virginia Democrat and loyal liberal, Jay Rockefeller and RINO Olympia Snowe (R-ME) submitted a “revised” bill to the Senate that had been drafted in secret for months. The 55 page bill allows the President to seize control of private computer networks during a so-called cybernet security threat!

This is unbelievable and unacceptable and must be stopped. Civil liberties groups—including the ACLU—have come out against this and internet companies so it is a clear violation of privacy. That is the understatement of the year! This is what Marxists do in Communist countries! Hugo Chavez in Venezuela just took over the media in that country for basically the same reason. But after all, Chavez and Obama are dictator soul mates and believe the ends justify the means when it comes to ramming your agenda through that, if the people knew the details of, what outwardly reject. Why do you think Obama wanted healthcare passed in August before the break?

Who is going to determine what a “threat” is? What will be the criteria for enabling this power? Who will monitor it? This is one of the scariest things I have ever heard any politician ever suggest in this country.

This is the ultimate means to control and shut up the opposition or anyone that criticizes the administration regardless of what side of the political spectrum they are on! All it will take is the administration to come to the public with a phantom threat from China, Russia, or otherwise and say he has to enact the power. Who will be able to question it?? Certainly not us!! The implications for this are so far reaching it is almost inconceivable and this is yet another huge usurpation of Executive power…

Mr. Jefferson and Mr. Madison must be getting queasy from rolling over in their graves so often in the last 8 months…

The battle has begun on stopping this legislation already. Here is a great organization that fights for Conservative American values everyday and will part of the legal team to stop the march of Socialism in the USA:

As always, I will post updates on this matter as they become available. Buckle in my friends, it is going to be a rough ride this fall!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The “ME, ME, ME, Gotta have it Now, What’s in it for ME” Society Is Why we Have Big Government!

Sorry for the long posting title but I wanted to get that point across.

If you are like me you probably throw your hands up in the air and then pound them on a desk in frustration every time a new government social program, corporate bailout, or economic “stimulus” spending is proposed or, God forbid, passed. This pattern of course didn’t happen overnight—it has been building for decades. The most recent examples being TARP, Stimulus, Cash For Clunkers, Bank/Insurance Bailouts, Mortgage Bailouts, and of course now ObamaCare (and I heard today maybe Cash For Refrigerators!!). I am sure I am leaving many more out but you get the point…

Believe me, I am all about capitalism and wealth attainment through hard work and achievement but many Americans have been taught to believe that accumulating material things and taking on debt somehow equals wealth. It does not. Debt is debt and whether we are talking about buying a car or house you can’t afford or running up credit cards to buy the latest fashions and big screen TVs with no regard of your current or future obligations or thought about how you will pay it back if anything happens to you or the economy is the underlying problem. Like the decline of the moral culture, this is the decline of culture of personal responsibility—which is what is needed for a true free society to survive.

We then transfer that thinking into our governments and before you know it, we have bailouts, social programs, and financial policy that cater to the “gotta have it now and be damned the consequences” mentality. The worst manifestation of this is the fact that we are now TRILLIONS of dollars into debt and we are talking about adding more everyday. We then print or borrow that money and enslave future generations to pay back the debt because we don’t want to feel the short term pain that would come with “resetting” our economy.

Truly in a major way we have become a nation of wimps. But I have hope that we are starting to turn that back now and realize that we can’t always have it all, and that’s ok, as long as the government isn’t the one that’s deciding that for us. After all in the immortal words of the great Ronald Reagan, you don’t want to hear “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

Monday, August 24, 2009

Bring on the Distraction!

Well the Obama family is vacationing on their $50,000 a week Martha’s Vineyard getaway in one of the most liberal elitist enclaves in the country. So much for the President who is for the people—while he lectures businesses and individuals that we can’t keep living or practicing business like we always have because we need to sacrifice more for the common good. Typical bourgeois liberal. Obama continues to shows up who he is by choosing to vacation in such a place.

And while the health care “debate” rages on in the country, Obama has pulled a classical Clintonian distraction tactic by having the Justice Department announce that they are moving forward with an special prosecutor to look into CIA interrogations of terrorist suspects after the 9/11 attacks. This is an obvious distraction to get health care off the front pages and is a clear reversal from what Obama and Eric Holder (the AG), not to mention it totally sells our intelligence people down the river and will ultimately make us less safe from another terrorist attack. But should we be surprised? Eric Holder is after all the Clinton administration hold over who got the pardon for the FALN terrorists who plotted to kill Americans and were on tape making bombs-120 of which they managed to set off in the United States and has said our justice system has always been “to hard on criminals”.

Of course, this is payback to the extreme left wing lawyers (see ACLU) and groups in this country that have total disdain for our freedom and loathe our military and would rather side with the terrorists than protect our homeland.

The administration will be handing over lists of the terrorists we are holding over to the International Red Cross. While the American Red Cross is an excellent organization, the International Red Cross is a left wing group and they will use these names as propaganda against the United States and provide fresh incentive to terrorist groups to mobilize against us and to try to find and free their fellow comrades.

Shredding the confidence of CIA personnel is extremely dangerous to our national security and just wrong. It will cause many good people to quit the agency and many more that maybe would have considered this profession to serve their country will choose another career—all because they do not want to risk being arrested and prosecuted and placing themselves and their family in jeopardy while defending their country. Morale will plummet in the agency! Are you willing to accept reduced security for a political witch hunt of the left?

Again, we shouldn’t be surprised. This is one of the few departments Obama is actually willing to make cuts in the budget—like he has with the whole military. Investigations have revealed that these cuts have caused corner-cutting in training CIA field personnel and again will lead to security short comings as a result.

The Inspector General is also about to report more criticisms of Bush administration tactics that the same Justice Department ALREADY HAD PREVIOUSLY APPROVED! More politics, less security….

This also goes hand in hand with Obama and Holder’s other left wing payback and promise- moving forward on their desire to close the Guantanomo Bay detention facility, where some of the most hardened terrorists are being held, and bringing them to the US and housed in a neighborhood near you—looks like Michigan at this point!

This administration’s approach to terrorism is the same as the Clinton’s—treat it as a law enforcement issue instead of what it should be: a military/national security issue. They are returning us to a pre-9/11 mentality in these approaches. I just pray that our country does not pay back their left wing supporters with the lives of innocent Americans.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Why Our Founding Fathers Were So Brilliant

This is just a brief quote from one of the many brilliant writings from our Founders. It is amazing how applicable they are to today's issues...

"God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, & 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 a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independent 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century & a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century & half without a rebellion? & what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is it's natural manure."
-Thomas Jefferson, 1787

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cash For Clunkers R.I.P.--Thank God!

UPDATE!! AUGUST 27, 2009:
For those of you that took part in Cash For Clunkers thinking you got a great deal (with other people's money) you are in for a rude awakening because the $4500 credit you got WILL BE CONSIDERED TAXABLE INCOME NEXT YEAR! OOPS! How's that hope and change working out for ya??

Doesn't our government inspire such confidence? Billions spent on another unconstitutional program that creates more problems and drives up other costs more than it could ever possibly save!
Consider these points:
1. $4 Billion (that's $4,000,000,000) of OUR money spent on a program the government has NO authority to spend. There is no $4500 "trade in" credit! Where do you think that money comes from?? We borrow it or print it, lend it to ourselves, then in debt our children to pay it back--all in the name of false and phony environmental science. And while we are on that subject, how much energy do you think it takes to destroy these cars or recycle perfectly good used cars vs. what we will save by not having them on the road? What about the all the fluids that will leak into the ground?
2. A program that will hurt the very people it was intended to help. How? Because by destroying the cars that are traded in instead of reselling them as used to someone that really needs a car at an affordable price, the prices of ALL cars (new or used) gets driven up because there is less of them on the market to buy. And what about all the used parts that could have been taken off these cars in a salvage yard and used to fix an existing car?
3. Car dealers across the country are screaming that they are not being paid and many were backing out of the program before it was even cancelled! And we are thinking of turning over our healthcare to these corrupt and inept bureaucrats?? Why do liberals have this blind faith in government when the evidence is all around that they can't manage their way out of a paper bag!
4. The hidden danger that has recently emerged that enrolling and taking the government up on this program opens up even more of your personal financial information to be captured and data mined by Washington. Oh, but I am sure that they will not use it for any ill purpose and will safe guard our information.
5. It's not hard to see a year or two down the road that we will be asked to bailout car owners that, instead of buying a used car or keeping the one they already had, went out and bought a new expensive car that they couldn't afford even with the trade credit (the subprime mortgage debacle come to the auto finance market!!).
6. Don't think this program is totally dead and buried! When the Cap and Tax (I mean Cap and Trade) program comes back into the news, I have no doubt this program will be reborn.

Simply amazing displays of utter Constitutional ignorance and incompetence!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Don't Support National Healthcare? Obama Says You're Immoral!

In his classic Saul Alinsky way, Barrack Obama is now quoting Bible passages saying that anyone who objects to Obamacare and dares to point out the disastrous portions of this bill "are bearing false witness." He is also preaching to us and religious leaders that they must hand over health care to the benevolent Federal Government because it is now a moral issue. He is again showing himself as the Chicago radical he was raised to be--more on that in a bit.

It is insulting that this guy who worshipped in the "church" of Jeremiah Wright for 20 years--one of the most racist, bigoted, and hateful people to ever speak in public and who was a mentor and teacher to him-- is now going to try and create a moral equivalence between charity and volunteerism and forced participation in a mandated federal program that a plurality of the American people have rejected.

And speaking of church, can someone tell me what church Obama is attending now?? Hmm, let me guess, he isn't! Do you remember right after the messiah was inaugurated, the fanfare the main stream press made over him and his family visiting area churches in Washington DC trying to decide which one to attend? How come we don't hear about that anymore? Could it be that, like everything else he does, it was all for show and marketing. You know, to increase appeal to all us bitter Americans clinging to our religion (that's what he said during the campaign). Do you not think that the sycophant main stream media would be covering his attendance regularly if he had? They would be fawning over the Obamas dressed in their Sunday best! Liberals do like religion-- as long as it's one their own that are practicing it. Otherwise, you are just considered a right wing extremist and a simpleton as they did with George Bush.

And if you think that is conspiracy theory, let me provide some background on Obama's Chicago tactics and how Saul Alinsky and his methods have shaped his life--particularly when it comes to religion. These are great articles and I can't say much better!

From The American Thinker:

and from Hyscience:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Told Ya So! Public Option Still Alive...

It looks like the trial balloon has popped! The administration had floated the idea that a public "option" was not the essential element of the bill. At the same time, they focus-group tested the word "co-op" instead, which I discussed is just code for government run.

As predicted, the wacko left in the Congress and activist groups were hooting and hollering about it and said that if there is no public "option" then there would be no bill. Folks remember, this is the MOTHER of all socialist projects and I take them at their word that they must have it!

Now the next trial balloon being floated from the Dems is that they may be willing to "go it alone" on passing this bill--without Republican help. I say GOOD, let them do it! They don't need the votes and if they think it is such a good idea, there wouldn't be any discussion with the right, they would have passed it back in July and been done with it.

The dirty little secret is that they want Republican support so when it blows up in our faces, they can say "hey you can't just blame us, the Republicans voted for it too!" So my advice to the Republicans is DO NOT cut any deals! Listen to the vast majority of the American people who are telling you not to pass this. Stick together and fight for true free market healthcare reform and you will win big in 2010! Cut deals and you will be the minority for a generation to come...

Monday, August 17, 2009

"Public" Option Being Dropped? Yeah Right!

I received a comment on my last post that I felt was important to run as a new post:

Anonymous Comment:
So what do you think of the change - getting rid of the government option?

My Reply:
It's a crock and if you believe that, then I have a bridge in my backyard to sell you. Here's why:
1. It hasn't happened yet! It's called a "trial balloon" in the political world!
2. Liberal activists and the Liberal Congressional caucus--especially in the House have said this is unacceptable and they wield enough power to push it back in. They have been screaming about it since the weekend!
3. Secretary of Health and Human Services(and proud baby killer supporter) Kathleen Sebelius is the one who floated that idea over the weekend on the mainstream media outlets. The White House quickly recanted that idea and said all options are still on the table.
4. The latest spin is that we would have "co-ops" instead of a government option. This is just a play on words and will ultimately lead to the same thing! Co-ops are FEDERALLY RUN AND FUNDED! It IS a public "option"...
5. Even if by miracle this is dropped, it would just added back down the road when no one is paying attention or slipped into another non-related bill...

The whole reason this is happening at all is because Americans ae much more unified behind opposing this nonsense like never before. The more Obama talks about it, the less people like it and we will continue to tell the real story of thier spin and lies about what is truly in this bill.And finally, and again, this is not and has never been about healthcare---this is about usurping power they do not have in the Constitution and is the ultimate power and money grab for liberals and Statists (thanks Mark Levin!). It is the Holy Grail of liberalism and Marxists. Do not argue the dollars and cents on this! It is about stealing the ultimate freedoms and liberties we enjoy and turning them over to BO and the gang for a false sense of security and promises that can NEVER be kept.Aren't you glad you asked? Thanks for reading!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Couple of More Things...

Here are a few more things in the ObamaCare bill your representative won't tell you about...

1. Page 132: Basically says that when you file your taxes, the IRS will be aware if you are in a "qualified plan" or not. If said plan you are in doesn't meet thier standards, not only will you have to pay a substantial penalty, but the IRS will randomly assign you to a plan! That's right, THE IRS WILL BE DECIDING YOUR HEALTH PLAN FOR YOU!! How's that hope and change working out for you?

2. This plan will provide incentives to move new physicians in training away from specialty and into primary care. And while this may sound like a good idea since we have been told that there aren't enough primary care doctors, it is being done strictly as a cost savings ploy. Ask yourself a question, if your life depended on a proper diagnosis of a diffuclt to detect condition, would you bet your life that the primary care doctor would find it? And the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that cost estimates legislation such as this, has said that this will drive cost up more as people continue to over utilize the system and will more than offset any savings of preventative care increases. This is exactly correct as that is part of the reason why healthcare is so expensive now--because people will go tot the doctor for every small ailment, pay their copy and think that is where the cost ends.

About 70% of all healthcare spending is on seniors and the bulk of the remainder is on very sick people. So increasing routine care spending on millions of more citizens can only lead to rationing and/or skyrocketing taxes to pay for it and it is therefore unsustainable. A recent poll shows 80% of Americans are satisfied with the insurance and healthcare they have now.

LET ME TELL REMIND EVERYONE OF SOMETHING--THIS ANGER AND PASSION BEING SEEN AT TOWN HALL MEETINGS ACROSS THIS COUNTRY IS NOT JUST ABOUT HEALTHCARE! It is the final straw that broke the camel's back. The continued and incremental eroding of our liberty in exchange for some false government security is what citizens are reacting to. The other straws included TARP, TARP 2, Stimulus, Cash For Clunkers, Obama Motors, Cap and Trade (which is coming next), and every other over reaching of the federal bureacracy this has driven us to debt that right now tops $12 Trillion dollars--not including unfunded mandates in Medicare and Social Security. $12Trillion, that's $12,000,000,000,000 and counting. Progressive policies will enslave future generations into debt they can NEVER pay back. WE ARE SICK OF IT! WE ARE MAD AS HELL AND WE AREN'T GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Few "Tidbits" from the House Health Bill!!

The ugly details on the ObamaCare plan are starting to come out and I have been trying to read some of this gargantuan 1000+ page bill and doing other research. I will begin to post some of the items that Obama and others don't want you to know!! If you think you are in support of this garbage PLEASE read these postings and do your own checking. This is SCARY stuff!!!

1. Page 16: Once the legislation is enacted, it will become ILLEGAL for private companies to write NEW health policies.
2. If you leave your employer that is supplying you with coverage, you will NOT be able to get a private policy at your new employer. You will have to go into the public option (One of Obama's way of slowly bleeding the private industry dry over time and forcing you into a public plan).
3. Abortions will be paid for by the legislation (payback to Planned PArenthood and the baby killing business).
4. Illegal aliens WILL get coverage for FREE.
5. Union retirement healthcare funds will be SUBSIDIZED by you and I in this bill. (Obama payback to his union buds at UAW and SEIU!)
6. Pages 425-430: Elderly/Terminal patients will have "end of life" counseling and doctors will be be "compensated" for encouraging these conversations. Watch out Grandma, the Obama Death Panel is coming for you! Check out section 1233 of the bill.(Can you say "rationing" OR "Just go home and take the painkiller Gramps instead of getting the procedure")
7. Government "child counselors" can come into your home to provide child rearing advice to parents. But of course, it will be voluntary--yeah right.

And as an extra note, Obama himself has been quoted on tape prior to the election that it wouldn't be easy to eliminate the private insurance market, but he could "envision" a time 10-15 years down the road that it would be gone and a single payer in its place.

These are just a few of the scary details. I will continue to publish more as I read. Again, do your own research and READ THE BILL--many of the lying thieves in Congress (including my rep) certainly don't!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Chicago Thug Tactics on Full Display--and Possibly Illegal!

Barack Obama has now sent his henchmen out to "report fishy info" on the socialized medicine legislation in Congress.

They are asking that you turn in any information found on the internet or otherwise to!
And he is sending out union thugs and leftist radicals to "town hall" meetings to shut out opposition voices either physically or through intimidation. These are Hugo Chavez/Fidel Castro (or pick your average garden variety socialist/communist) tactics. Don't let them stop you--the video camera is a beautiful thing and shows the outright thuggish, and probably illegal, tactics that are currently being employed by BO's henchmen.

I just love this guy--a total intimidating S.O.B.--him and all his shadow groups like,, OrganizingForAmerica (which is Obama's campaign website still in full attack mode!), ans SEIU. Obama says to "punch back twice as hard...". The thuggery and moral depravity of this guy knows no bounds. But again, this is NOT a surprise to all of us who took the time to get educated on this guy during the campaign--this is Barack Obama--this has been his whole adult life--a community organizing radical who has never been able to take "no" for an answer! He is on video before the election saying to ACORN that they would shape policy in this country--again no surprise here!

Do not be intimidated--continue to get educated on this bill--read the actual versions at : and do other research on line about what is included in this bill--such as mandated federal funding for abortions...
and write, call, visit your Congress people at their town hall meetings. We are having an effect--even on many Democrats.

Please let me know what other info you want to hear about and I will get it and put it here!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Reply to a Comment on my Last Post...

Comment posted: "And what is sooo great about our current healthcare...too high, corrupt doctors, too many children uninsured..."

My response:

Where do people around the world travel to when they need a procedure and can't get it in their country? England? France? Canada? Cuba? Wrong! America. Quite simply we have the best, bar none, healthcare technology and capabilities in the world.

Part of the reason it is more expensive is that all our wonderful technology, procedures and products cost money to develop, produce and deliver to our large population--sorry that is capitalism! I know to you single payer advocates think that profit is a dirty word but without profit motive you have no innovations or breakthroughs because there would be no incentive.
But BY FAR the biggest reason healthcare is expensive is BECAUSE of government NOT for lack of it. What makes you think that the same government that has bankrupted social security, Medicare and other so-called social programs and runs an embarrassment of a healthcare system for our patriots that have served our country known as the VA can run healthcare from Washington for 300 million people? In fact, the VA and Medicare will be EXACTLY what we will all get under Obama. I do not have the time or desire to get into the facts and figures in a reply here—you will believe whatever Obama and our benevolent rulers in Washington tell you blindly until you wake someday in a country that looks more like Soviet Russia or Cuba than America!

And what a disgrace that you demonize the very people that have taken an oath to do everything they can to take care of or maybe save your sorry ass- whether you have insurance or not- or that of someone close to you. My father is a doctor and is one of the most giving and caring doctors in the world. Are there some that may not have a patient’s best interest in mind? I am sure, but that is by far the exception. On the other hand I would not trust for one minute some bureaucrat in Washington making decisions on my care. Doctors have pledged years of their time and huge amounts of cash to get their educations and, yes I am sorry, they expect to make a good living in return—that is after they pay off their huge education loans.

If you want to make healthcare more affordable here are a few suggestions:
Expand and encourage enrollment in Health Savings Accounts (HSA’s).
Eliminate federal mandates in health insurance coverage.
Create a true free market for health care such as what exists in car and life insurance. Allow employers to offer insurance coverage that is portable between states and can be bought through a pool.
Tort reform—get the lawyers out of medicine. Just to remind you, most of our Congress people are lawyers! See any coincidence?

Finally, and quite simply, it is NOT Person A’s (me) responsibility to pay for Person B’s (you) (Credit: Andrew Wilkow, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio)healthcare and it is UNCONSTIUTIONAL for the Congress to inject themselves into this issue, as is true for 95% of what they spend OUR money on!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Need Proof of ObamaCare’s Real End Game?

Exhibit A: Congressman Barney Frank (and I use the word “man” loosely) was quoted on video today saying that establishing a public “option” in the healthcare bill was the best way to a single payer system.

That of course, to anyone paying attention, has always been the ultimate goal of ObamaCare , a takeover of the healthcare system and complete dominance and intrusion into your life!

So Obama and the big government liberals are once again exposed for the frauds and liars that we have known they are all along. To get this bill passed, they will say anything.