2013 – 2014: The Year of Living Dangerously

As our leaders destroy our country and doom us to tax enslavement, I wonder what more it will take before we decide it is time to take back our country and our freedoms.

Once more, Congress and Obama are kicking the can down the road. They have raised the Debt Ceiling again and will be instituting over a trillion dollars in new taxes. All to pay for the most destructive law ever passed: ObamaCare.

The Democrats seek to destroy our sovereignty, to empower their supporters, and to entrench themselves in power. All at the expense of our country. And the Republicans are too weak-willed to fight them. At this point, they appear to be complicit.

As Americans, we have lived comfortably. The price for this comfort has been the sacrifices of our servicemen, and the inexcusable misappropriation of our treasury by corrupt politicians. We live so comfortably, that the idea of  risking what we have in order to change the status quo is frightening. The reality is, we live in a fool’s paradise.

With every luxury we have indulged in and every pop culture diversion we have been preoccupied with, we have eaten of the lotus and become apathetic. Our apathy has allowed our freedoms to be whittled away. Our heritage of liberty is being stolen from us. We literally can no longer afford this to continue. Our politicians have incurred such a huge national debt that it will soon destroy us. America, as a bastion of freedom, will be gone. We must finally demand that the Political Class stop the insanity of how things are being done.

But, how do we do this?

First, we need to stop waiting for a hero to come along. There is no one man or woman who is brave enough or smart enough or moral enough to lead us from our current state of affairs. No one man or woman will suffice. It will take countless men and women of courage and conviction, of principle and honor to do what must be done. It will take a critical mass of Americans who are willing to take to the streets and make their voices heard.

The second thing we must do is to starve the Leviathan. We must not pay our taxes this year. Or the next. Not until true reformation of government in America occurs.

We must individually risk destitution and/or imprisonment in order to enact this revolution. Critical mass will not occur until we begin, individually, to act. We can organize and coordinate our efforts, but unless we each are willing to do what it takes to save our nation, we, too, will continue to kick the can down the road of history. And all too soon, America itself will be history.

The time for a third party is nigh upon us. We must recognize that both major parties will not change. Those in leadership seek to feather their own nests, and no longer represent us or our needs. Nor do they intend to uphold the Constitution. The past four years have proven that.

So, am I willing to put my money where my mouth is? I honestly don’t know. To refuse to pay my taxes in an act of civil disobedience would put my wife and family in jeopardy of imprisonment and destitution. My wife does not share my views or passion for this nation. She is not as committed as I am to speaking out and doing what it takes to enact revolution. She is like the majority of Americans: Willfully ignorant of the political treason being committed by our politicians.

And, I don’t blame her. As the provider in our family, she works hard and focuses on our children. As I continue to search for work, I have the luxury to expound and philosophize. My wife does not have that luxury.

It would be far easier to blind myself through distraction and toil to the daily erosion of our liberties; to the intentional destruction of America. But, I can’t. And I won’t. “Never give up and never surrender.” That is our family motto. When that inevitable moment comes- that moment when the stakes are at their highest and life hangs in the balance- I don’t know if I will have the courage of my convictions and stand on principle. I would like to think that I will live my motto then. One thing I am certain of is, I am cursed with incredible tenacity. And an abiding love of God and country.

I have decided to stop waiting for the next Washington or Lincoln or Reagan. These were men of their times. But this is our time now. We have to act.

In this time of universal deceit, let us reach out to one another, Patriots, and organize. Let us form a viable third party dedicated to preserving and upholding the Constitution, to protecting our God-given rights, and to live as free men and women.

I believe our motto should remain, In God We Trust. Because without God, America has lost Her way. And the godless now hold sway.

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No. ObamaCare is NOT Constitutional

A federal judge ruled that the individual mandate in ObamaCare is Constitutional. I’m not a judge, but I do know the Constitution, and this clown is wrong.

In his ruling, Detroit Judge George Caram Steeh says  Congress, under the Commerce Clause, was simply trying to lower the overall cost of insurance by requiring participation. I don’t care if the Democrats were trying to end hunger and create world peace. What they did, and how they did it, nullifies any good intentions they claim to have had.

This law, plain and simple, is taxation without representation. Plus, it violates the Tenth and Thirteenth Amendments. Americans CANNOT be turned into slaves; whether it be tax slaves or literal ones. Period. I will not pay taxes for this law.

As an American who is a registered Republican, I was prevented by Nancy Pelosi and her rigged House Rules from having representation on this matter. She shut the Republicans out of meetings, and she did not allow them input into the crafting of the bill. She lied to the public vis a vis a complicit media about the Bill and about the Republicans’ involvement therein. In effect, she damaged their ability to craft consequential legislation, to fight an unpopular bill, and to make any kind of case against it. Thus, Republican Representatives were prevented from doing what they were elected to do: represent their constituents.

Since Pelosi went against the Constitution by preventing representation on what Obama is now calling a “tax,” this law is unconstitutional.

I look forward to the Supreme Court ruling on this matter. Rule of Law must be reestablished in America. The Obama Administration, along with the corrupt Pelosi and Reid majorities, have assaulted the very Constitution they swore to uphold.

Come November 2nd, the People will send a clear message to Washington, and a mandate to the Republicans: Repeal this Law. Undo what this Administration is doing to this nation.

We are going to rid ourselves of corruptocrats from both Parties and restore our Constitution. This law will not stand, and I as an American, empowered by the Constitution, will no longer stand for the evil machinations of arrogant political elites.

I know you won’t, either.

Corruption Has Consequences

“Elections have consequences.” Obama and his sycophants love to use that expression;  as if being elected to high office gives them carte blanche to enact any radical program they want, using tax payer monies.

I completely reject that premise.

To accept it, I would have to accept that I am no more than a tax slave to the whims of whatever Party is currently in power. I am no one’s slave, so obviously there is a problem.

And, a big problem, it is. Our elected officials are under the misapprehension that they are of an elevated status or caste. They act and speak as if our place in society is to be no more than compliant ATMs. They are completely delusional; blinded by their vanity. We will not fall into line and work our lives away just so they can tax us and use the revenue to provide voting inducements to the poor and the illegal.

Let me articulate this as clearly and vociferously as I can: FUCK NO!

What gives these corrupt sons of bitches the idea that they can deny us representation, treat us like tax slaves, and ignore our demands for redress of grievances?

I’ll tell you what, I am pissed. I am furious. I am more than willing to take it to the streets and raise my voice in protest. Aren’t you?

Elections have consequences… Bull shit. Corruption has consequences!

It is time we rid ourselves of the entrenched filth that taints our government. It is time to speak out as one voice and demand they step down. It is time we all say, “No! We will NOT pay taxes. We will not be forced to change our lives so that you arrogant highbrows can play aristocrat. NO! FUCK NO!!

This cannot stand. Corrupt leaders can push their constituents only so far before we can no longer tolerate the abuse. And, abuse it is! It is unconstitutional, and IT IS WRONG!

I will not wait until 2010 to fight these remorseless bastards. Right now, they are trying to fundamentally change our society. We must  not have any of it. Even if they successfully pass their abominable legislation, we must fight it. We must not participate in it. When we are in power, we must and will reverse it.

America must be restored! The Communists are taking over and they intend to destroy us.

Listen up, Obama, Pelosi, and Reid! You, too, Dodd, Frank, and Waters! You are done! Your power over us is over. Your time is near its end. And when that end happens, God help you. For your crimes and dereliction of duty, you will be investigated, tried, and imprisoned.

And, don’t think we aren’t coming for you, too, Republicans! Those of you who have broken the law will also find yourselves out of office and in prison. We will not allow corruption in Congress anymore! We demand that our representatives act ethically and responsively to OUR needs, not their own.

We are not your slaves. YOU SERVE US!

So, just as elections have consequences, so too, does corruption.

If I Were King of the Foreeeest!

Does running a country with over 300 million citizens really need to be so complicated?

It seems to me that if every capable adult was responsible for his or herself, and if every community was responsible for itself, and if every city were responsible for its citizens, then every state in our union should have no difficulty running its affairs. In such a case, running the country would be fairly easy.

Instead, we have CHILDREN running things. We have petty squabbling and envious backstabbing, and power mad manipulation. And this from our LEADERS! The folks we are supposed to look up to and respect for their wisdom. And, a great number of these “leaders” are actively dumbing down the populace and instilling in their constituents a sense of helplessness, entitlement, and irresponsibility.

I’m just a simple man (Literally. I have the attention span of a gnat, so my wife can only tell me to do one thing at a time, or I will get distracted along the way and forg- SQUIRREL!). But, even with my overcharged mind and moderate education, I now believe even I could run this country. And, I could run it better than any blue-blooded Harvard graduate with Bilderburger connections. I mean, seriously, look at Obama. He is absolutely awful. ANYONE could do a better job.

So, what would I do? Glad you asked. If I were President,  the very first thing I’d do is to always speak honestly and directly. I’d throw in a metaphor every once in a while, but I’d make sure that anything I had to say was worth taking the time to listen to.

Also, Political Correctness be damned. Responsible people want to hear the truth. They don’t want leaders who dance around their answers to questions or who are afraid to speak their minds.  Pandering to race baiters and grievance mongers who will whine about anything and everything anyway is condescending and just a waste of time.

Soon after taking office, I would support the introduction of a bill in the House that would depoliticize the Department of Education. We would design a national curricula that promoted thorough understanding of our history, as well as, the premier teaching of math and sciences, and of literacy. Any States where teachers’ unions uses member dues to fund political expenditures (such as television, radio, and print ads that misrepresent facts and issues, and which specifically support candidates of a particular party), would be restricted from receiving national education funds.

I would seek to streamline the IRS and implement a national Fair Tax where citizens are taxed 10% across the board. Incentives for transitioning from poverty to a livable state would be offered in the form of job training education. Welfare would remain workfare, and only legal citizens of this nation would be eligible to receive it.

As a matter of course, I’d require every lobbyist who came to Washington and met with ANY politician, aide, or staffer to first sign in with a Congressional clerk. Those records would immediately be made available to the public. Within one week, that information would be displayed via the Congressional web site.

As President, I’d propose and later sign House- and Senate-approved bills that would do the following:

  1. During election campaigns, any television, Internet, or radio commercial that disseminates lies and misrepresentations of fact to the American people would subject candidates to significant fines. The offending candidate would need to immediately apologize to the American public for attempting to defraud them.
  2. Make it against the Constitution for congressmen and women to vote on any bill they haven’t read. An affidavit would need to be signed by each of those who intend to vote yes on the bill. During a vote, absolutely no vote buying and undue influence negotiations would be allowed. All members would be required to remain silent until it is their turn to cast a vote. No last minute speeches would be allowed.
  3. Any proposed bills would need to be focused on a single issue only; with absolutely no pork or unrelated amendments allowable. Only amendments that modify procedure and implementation of the bill would be allowable; as long as they are relevant. The names of the politicians who attach amendments would immediately become public knowledge.
  4. The language of all bills introduced and passed would need to be written so that the average American with at least a high school level education could understand it. Legalese could be attached as appendices, as long as the language in the main body of the bill is clear to begin with.
  5. Any bills introduced in the House would be required to be available for public review for no less than one month before it could be voted on. The same for the Senate.
  6. No one party could manipulate the House and Senate rules to grant themselves an advantage by denying the opposing party members reasonable opportunities to debate issues and to represent their constituents.
  7. During session, any Majority or Minority Speaker who knowingly misinforms or lies to the American public, in contravention of documented fact, would be stripped of their position, and would be subject to criminal prosecution for breaking their oath to uphold the Constitution.
  8. Absolutely NO national business could occur behind closed door sessions, unless national security depended on it. In the event that national security issues are leaked and reported by the media, the person(s) responsible for the leak would be subject to criminal prosecution for treason.
  9. All representatives and senators would be required to maintain a Washington-based web site that allows constituents to post comments about issues and votes, and to ask questions. A reasonable number of questions must be answered by the Congressperson (or by designated aides responding on his or her behalf) within a month of their posting. Should any sitting Congressperson fail to maintain their site and respond consistently with their constituents, this information will be made public both in Washington and in the politician’s home state.
  10. ALL agencies and departments of the federal government would have six months to prepare their operational budgets for auditing. Those found to be operating inefficiently would be given six months to comply with written goals, or face restaffing.  Agencies and departments found to be unnecessary or obsolete would be immediately disbanded. The results of all audits and actions taken would be made available to the public, except when doing so would harm national security.

Three words, people: Rule. of. Law. Federal immigration laws would immediately be enforced. Absolutely no Amnesty. If corrupt politicians in Mexico who are beholden to drug lords and Reconquista organizations get upset, I don’t care. As President, I would uphold my Constitutional vow. I would back up our military, border patrol, and national guard; as any good Commander in Chief should do.

The Department of Energy would be depoliticized and be freer to pursue any rational and reasonable alternative energy sources. Interference by EPA and lobbyists would be scrutinized and resolved expeditiously in order to prevent unnecessary delays from potential junk science concerns.

Health care would be open to free market competition among private insurance companies and care providers. In the event of catastrophic illness or trauma care, citizens would be covered 100% by the U.S. government. Short of that, health care costs would need to be covered by citizens’ own insurance plans and deductibles.

As far as foreign policy is concerned, I would publicly denounce any actions perpetrated by a world leader or regime against their citizens. I would not recognize illegitimate governments, nor would I ever allocate tax payer monies to bribe, assuage, or aid them. I would push for immediate dismantling of the United Nations on American soil. We would quit membership and immediately cease any and all funding for that organization.

I most certainly would NEVER denigrate or weaken the image of this nation, and I would powerfully defend its honor and safety against false claims or threats by our enemies.

I’d advocate reassertion of States’ Rights. I would assist in weakening central government by relinquishing responsibility for governing those things that are the purview of State Government; as outlined in the Constitution, and as intended by our Framers (based on their writings).

Finally, I’d promote a national program, in conjunction with state agencies, to educate our citizens about our national history and heritage, our system of government, and their civil rights. I would treat adult citizens like adults, and I would personally lead by example the character traits that I would like our children to develop.

So, if you’re still with me, THAT’S what I would do if I were President, and THAT is what I wish the next Conservative President of the United States would strive to accomplish.

NOTE: I clarified certain sections that confused readers. Those changes have been incorporated into the body of the text above.

Get Rid of the Old White Guys in the GOP!

Dear Lord. I think I may agree with race-baiting liberals on one thing: the old white guys in the GOP absolutely suck.

Anytime I start to feel hope that the GOP is starting to get its shit together, they sneak up behind me and pull out my chair. One old white guy after another has been publicly trashing Conservatives and Rush Limbaugh. Senator Cornyn (R-TX), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, is the latest. He had some mighty serious words to say about Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh, in regards to the confirmation debate about Sonia Sotomayer:

“Neither one of these men are elected Republican officials. I just don’t think it’s appropriate. I certainly don’t endorse it. I think it’s wrong.”

Why did he say this? Because both Newt and Rush have not minced words and have called Obama’s nominee for a seat on the Supreme Court, a racist. Based on her own words and attitude, she apparently is. Yet, what is Cornyn’s take on what Sotomayer said in several instances, and how she plans on judging?

“We are all a product of our upbringing and who we are, and I think it’s a fact people do have different backgrounds, but I don’t think those backgrounds ought to determine what the law is.”

I completely agree, Senator. But, whoo-eee, aren’t you the tough talker when it comes to trashing people who are essentially on your side. When it comes to standing up FIRMLY, COURAGEOUSLY, and WITHOUT CONPUNCTION against the single-most dangerous person to hold the seat of the Presidency, well… Then, you are timid and hesitant.

Your duty, sir, as is the duty of every Republican, is to fight as publicly as possible against the unconstitutional excesses of Barack Hussein Obama.

This includes taking Sotomayer to task in the most strenuous possible manner, in order to prevent the usurpation of the rule of law by extremists. Sotomayer, by her associations with extremist organizations (like La RAZA), by her mediocre record of jurisprudence, her questionable temperament, and by her expressed intentions on how she will judge, does not deserve to be confirmed.

But, instead of forcefully doing your duty, you forcefully deride two high profile Conservative individuals (and the MILLIONS of people they represent).

That demonstrates poor judgment on your part, sir. So, I hold little hope that you and the rest of the old white guys running things in Washington will ever catch a clue.

Therefore, we want you OUT. Come next election cycle, you and your pals are going to not only fight the Donks, but We the People, as well. It’s looooong past time we cleaned house in Congress.

It’s time to sweep away the old white guys and bring in the YOUNG white guys (as  well as, the young brown and black and yellow and plaid guys, and gals).

UPDATE:

Now Senator Jeff Sessions is decrying  Rush, et al.

“I will not use that kind of language [“racist”]. These people out there are not party officials. They are not Republican officials.”

This type of kowtowing is exactly why the GOP is bent over a barrel by the Donks.

GET RID OF THE OLD, WHITE MEN!

If Capitalism is “Dead,” Then So is America

It boggles the mind how liberals are making political hay of the current financial meltdown; especially considering it was they who are primarily responsible for it. Over the past two weeks, they have been actively promoting the idea that it was the practice of free-market capitalism that resulted in this debacle. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi even had the unmitigated gall to proclaim, “We bear no responsibility for it.” Nothing could be further from the truth.

Governmental intervention by the Democrats, and their implementation of coercive regulations are responsible. So, too, is the rampant corruption within and without the GSE agencies involved. Chris Dodd, Barney Frank are the most responsible; for their lies and corruption prevented any oversight that could have prevented this meltdown. Republicans for years have called for oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac. Yet, it was the Democrats who prevented it. Now, they blame the President.

It was not the “failed policies of George Bush,” but rather the failed policies of liberal-socialism that resulted in the biggest world-wide economic disaster since the Great Depression. Period. Left alone, the market would be humming along just fine, as it has for over two hundreds years.

Frankly, it is shocking that ANY American would gleefully tout the end of capitalism. It is the economic system that has enabled generations of Americans and immigrants to work hard and find success. It enables social mobility and the realization of our rights as free people to achieve, succeed, and be rewarded for our efforts. In short, capitalism is intrinsically tied to our prosperity as a nation and the continued survival of The Constitution.

Any American who seeks the death of capitalism, seeks the death of this country. Socialism is a failed philosophy. It has been for hundreds of years. Yet, misguided groups and individuals continue to promote it as the panacea to the world’s ills. Whether it is naivete, arrogance, or complete disassociation with reality, proponents of socialism are a threat to any free society.

Socialism degrades the human spirit by making the individual subordinate to the State. The State becomes the source of power in society, not the People. This is so fundamentally counter to the precepts of The Constitution, that it is not outrageous to say that socialists are un-American subversives. Ironically, they claim to want to uphold The Constitution, yet their very actions and words belie that claim.

As a patriotic citizen of this, the greatest society that has ever existed, I refuse to accept the revolting claims of Congressional Democrats, who are pushing the “This is the end of Capitalism” meme. Such traitors should be tossed out of office immediately.

Unfortunately, these subversives have indoctrinated generations of Americans into believing they must be dependent on the State in order to survive. We have much work to do.

Though socialists have drained the American Spirit from almost half of our population, we can counter the rhetoric. We can develop entertainment and media that promotes American Values and encourages freedom. We can take a solid stand against those who would separate us from our rights and property. We can fight.

Freedom is not free, nor is it lasting. It is as ephemeral as smoke wafting from the extinguished torch of liberty. Now is the time to stoke the flames and fight against the corruption of our country by members of both parties. America the Beautiful is begging us to save Her.

Will we?

What Makes an American an “American?”

Consequential times are upon us. Our culture is under assault from without and from within. Given the global anti-American environment we find ourselves in, perhaps it is time to redefine ourselves. Not in others’ terms, but on our own. The vital question we should all be asking ourselves is, “What makes an American an American?”

Is it being a person who shamelessly accepts entitlement bribes from politicians who are only trying to buy themselves into office?

Is it being a person who expects cradle-to-grave security in exchange for self-determination and financial freedom?

Is it being a person who is willing to be less than his or her full potential?

I sure as hell hope not. Americans are made of sterner stuff.

Yes, Life is hard. And it should be. The human condition is defined by challenges met, endured, and overcome. Failure is our greatest teacher. It isn’t something we should deny ourselves, or our children. And, while we may occasionally experience despair because of continual failure; there is, burning within us, a tenacious spirit.

It is a spirit whose flame should be stoked so that it rages within our national bosom. With this spirit ablaze, we will continue to face potential failures, and to accept them as integral parts of life. Life isn’t made easier by sugarcoating words; not when it is the unvarnished Truth that is needed. Nor is Hopelessness salved by accepting that which we have not earned. Take away competition, and you take away what it means to be an American.

Sadly, the term “rugged individualism” is quickly being supplanted in our national lexicon by “institutionalized victimhood.” This must not continue. Anyone willing to trade their freedom for false security is not thinking like an “American.”

Americans are self-reliant, not dependent. Americans are industrious, not lazy. Americans are determined, not weak. Any other definition is unacceptable. Especially when it is foisted upon us by fellow countrymen.