Tuesday, December 23, 2008
In an era where Christmas spirit is in short supply, and where the idea of wishing someone a Merry Christmas is deemed inappropriate, I submit to you the following story. (link at bottom of article)
In the past, faith, good spirit, kindness, and hope were attributes that Christmas brought out of individuals. It was a time of peace, of good will towards men, of kindnesses, and of heart. This time of year, above all times, is our chance to show we are human and give reason to show one another the good in all of us. I would argue that this should not be a one time a year event, but an everyday occurance, but let's not be picky. We have to start somewhere.
There is something special in the season, and it really does not matter if or how you celebrate the time or not, there is just something irresistable in it all. Yet, hearing how shoppers trample over one another to get the greatest deal or latest gadget might lead one to think that this "spirit" is dying. It can be depressing knowing that "good will towards men" might be turning into "who cares about you, I'm doing what's good for me!"
Despite the negativism in much of our population, and the air of distrust that we project upon one another, let us not forget how a simple smile or kind word can do wonders, how a kindness is not forgotton, and how hope is contageous. It is hope that will get us through hard times, and our ability to love, no matter how different we are, is our way to light up the darkness. Let your light shine this holiday season and EVERYDAY.
I hope this story is an inspiration to you all.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
If you have been following recent events, you would have seen congress continuing to spend at an unprecedented rate, the corruption in the Illinois government, the nationalizing of banks, the efforts to control the auto industry, and the continued power grab by the federal reserve and the U.S. government. All of this points to a continued effort to destroy our freedoms as Americans, and the foundation of the Constitution.
Below is a video that shows that there were those many years ago that saw this coming. Like the people of this nation, they were ignored. Make no mistake, this was no accident. Despite media and government continually trying to point the finger away from themselves, I ask you to think critically as you watch the following video.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
- The majority of Americans do not understand where our leaders are taking us and more importantly, do not understand the Constitution or the ideas that inspired its writing.
- The "progressives" in the Democratic Party have become an instrument of socialism, believe in collectivist ideals, and are working to destroy our Constitution.
- The "neo-cons" in the Republican Party have left their conservative base, promote patriotism as allegiance to the state despite the destruction of individual liberty, believe in collectivist ideals, and are working to destroy our Constitution.
- The media has been hijacked by corporate interests and big money, is dividing America, promotes racism, and no longer has any integrity.
- Government has grown to gargantuan proportions, no longer follows the Constitution, and no longer listen to the people.
- Lies and deceit are the trademark of most politicians - I already knew this, but it has become even more apparent.
- Americans are not as scared of socialism as they should be.
- The voting system is flawed, rigged, and fruadulent. It needs to be reformed.
- We are teetering on the brink of something very scary...
And last but not least:
- Many Americans are waking up. There is hope!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
It might have been better.
It might have been better than what we are getting. I have never seen a man running for office with so much damaging information and commentary than that of Barack Obama. The astounding amount of ammunition against Obama would have destroyed any other politician. Yet it was hidden, the media was silent, and Americans will suffer.
I think both candidates were poor choices. However, this Barack Hussein Obama is scary. America wants change, they will get it. Americans want something different (even though most Obama supporters don't understand what they want), they will get it. It's going to be ugly. It's going to be painful. It's going to change the political landscape in this country to the point where freedom will be in short supply. It will do nothing but further destroy the economy of this country. I can already hear the footsteps of this march toward socialism, and it frightens me. I am frightened for those who do not realize what they are getting. Those who followed so blindly will get a rude awakening.
Mark my words America. There is no stopping this "progressive" movement. The next four years will be hell. Hopefully you will learn over this time, understand what you voted for and what you lost. You may think socialism is a great idea, but if you look around the globe, those people who are suppressed and oppressed by their governments (socialist, fascist, statist, totalitarianist. etc...) yearn for the freedom that we just lost. The shame is, we had choices. We had the ability to decide and we voted it out. We voted against the Constitution, voted against small government, personal accountability, free markets, liberty, justice, and morality.
Farewell America. You will be missed.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Glenn Beck does a fabulous job in his commentary explaining the message behind Obama's words. I urge every American to do your homework. Understand the dangers that this type of thinking will have on our Constitution, our people, and our wonderful country. It does not matter what side of the aisle this line of thinking comes from, it is destructive, manipulative, and dangerous for the future of this nation.
Let me end with the oath that every President takes when he enters office. Read it, then ask yourself: How can a president faithfully execute his Office of President when the powers of that office are derived from a document he/she does not believe in? How can a president who wants to change a Constitution that he/she believes is flawed, protect that very Constitution? It is our Constitution that protects us as Americans. It is our Constitution that keeps us free from tyranny, opression, and slavery. It is our Constitution that grants us, THE PEOPLE, liberty. Whether you are Democrat or Republican, the one thing we should all fight together for is Liberty.
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." - Presidential Oath of Office
Saturday, October 25, 2008
On August 21, 2008, Philip J. Berg, a lifetime Democrat, alleges that Barack Obama is not a U.S. citizen. His lawsuit claimed that Obama was born in Kenya, and therefore not a "natural born citizen." He also claimed that as a boy, Obama moved to Indonesia and attended school there as a citizen of THAT country. If either of the above is true, Obama is ineligible as outlined by the United States Constitution. Barack Obama and the DNC have both been aware of this lawsuit since it was filed, and have not, as of yet, produced any evidence to the contrary. The birth certificate on Obama's website from Hawaii has also been deemed to be a forgery due to inconsistencies.
U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick on Friday night rejected the suit ruling that Berg lacked standing to bring the case, saying any harm from an allegedly ineligible candidate was "too vague and its effects too attenuated to confer standing on any and all voters." Berg has appealed his case to the United States Supreme Court.
As a citizen of this country, doesn't it serve our best interest to at least have Obama present a valid birth certificate? Yet, instead of silencing those who believe otherwise, he has failed to prove his citizenship of this nation!
What could have been going through the mind of this "judge" when he gave his reasoning for the dismissal? I would like to know if he was pressured into this ruling or if he is just ignorant. Let's look at his comments.
First of all, he stated that Philip Berg lacked "standing" to bring a case against Barack Obama. Is there any better "standing" than being a United States citizen? Does the Constitution not outline a government that is answerable to the people? Are they not OUR voice? Are they not a government FOR and OF the people? How is it then, that a U.S. citizen cannot bring a case against a Senator for NOT MEETING THE CRITERIA FOR PRESIDENT! Berg is doing his constitutional duty. It is actually all of our duty TO HOLD GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE! Or have we forgotton...
Secondly, Judge Surrick claimed that any harm from any ineligible candidate was "too vague and its effects too attenuated to confer standing on any and all voters." So he is essentially saying, the claim is "vague" (seems pretty cut and dry to me) and the effects too "attenuated" (too narrow or diminishing to measure). Let me make this clear. The "judge" in this case is basically saying that the case has no merit, and even if it does, what harm could an ineligible candidate bring to the country?
ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? Has our Constitution not undergone enough harm over the last few years? We have a government that has seriously handcuffed our Bill of Rights. We have a Congress that ignores the people and makes decisions that might be unpopular but "is in the best interest" of the nation (ie. bailouts). If over 90% of the people tell you NO, YOU DO NOT PASS LEGISLATION THAT IS CONTRARY TO THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE! And now, this "judge" wants to know what "effects" will befall the voter if someone ineligible were to run for president? Let's see here...
1) If the allegations are true (which the defendant has yet to admit ANY evidence to the contrary) Barack Obama would have pulled the greatest fraud EVER in an election campaign - and possibly in history.
2) The Democratic National Convention would be a conspirator to the fraudulent CRIMINAL activities perpetuated by Obama and his campaign.
3) Ignoring the mandates established by our founding fathers on eligibility for presidency could open the door for anyone to run for office.
4) The Constitution, which has been ignored by the Executive Branch, and the Legislative Branch, will NOW BE IGNORED BY THE BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED TO INSURE THE CONSTITUTION IS FOLLOWED!
5) A dismissal of the case will cause a split in the electorate that may never be repaired. If you cannot trust your leaders in Congress, your president, or the justice system, it will cause a constitutional crisis in this country. Imagine the dissent if Obama is elected without clearing up his citizenship (ask yourself why he has not)?
6) It raises the question about the integrity of one of the candidates. If this fundamental criteria is ignored by Obama and he wins the election, what other parts of the Constitution is he willing to dismiss?
Personally, I hold this judge in contempt! This is a cowardly decision and he should be ashamed of himself. Hopefully the U.S. Supreme Court will carry out their Constitutional duty and at least hear the case. My fear, as it should be with all of you, is that they will not.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
This entire sixteen minute interview, recorded twenty-four years ago, is an alarming prophesy of the Communist infiltration that has rapidly taken root in America and is now in its final stages.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Shock and awe are two words that describe how I feel about this new movement towards socialism. The fact that people actually believe capitalism failed acknowledges that either they are ignorant, or that, as usual, the media has betrayed what we may soon refer to as the "old republic."
Capitalism has not failed. Capitalism and free markets do not fail. They go through peaks and valleys for sure, but they do not fail. The free market produces hard work, accountability, and most of all savings. The power behind the market is the workers, something we never have a shortage of in America. Savings is the true definition of capital. It is what we are left with when we have used all we need for living.
However, thanks to big government, bigger corporations, and most of all, the federal reserve, we have allowed a monetary system to be put in place that creates debt, not capital. It is erronious to call our current system capitalistic. Instead, we have central planning, from a central bank, who control the markets through manipulation. This is not free, and it is exactly why the free market system is not working!
My argument is simple. The failure of the market is due to big government and their insistance on an obviously failed monetary policy. Their solution is bigger government, a bigger central bank (world bank), which, in turn would create bigger corporations and even more control for the current monopolies. More government control, more debt, and a continued decrease in our God given rights and Constitutional freedoms is the end result of this socialist march.
The solution seems simple enough to me.
"Our government has lived beyond its means for decades. We now face a crucial juncture, at which we determine whether to continue down the path of debt, inflation, and government intervention or choose to return to the economics of the free market, which have been ignored for almost a century. Increased debt leads to higher taxes on future generations, while increased inflation diminishes the purchasing power of American families and destroys the dollar. No society has ever been achieved prosperity through indebtedness or inflation, and the United States is no exception. We cannot afford to continue our current policies of monetary expansion and unending bailouts. Unless we return to sound monetary policy, sharply reduce government expenditures, and realize that the government cannot act as a lender of last resort, we will drive our economy to ruin." - Ron Paul
Saturday, October 11, 2008
1. Candidate MUST be 35 years of age
2. Candidate MUST have been a resident in the U.S. for 14 years prior to running
3. Candidate MUST be a natural born citizen
To fulfill the requirements by law, and to have the case dropped, all Barack has to do is provide a birth certificate to the court. To date, he has not complied and has, instead, used his lawyers to stall procedings until after the election. Why won't he produce the documents? Why not put this to rest? Perhaps he cannot. Perhaps he really IS the fraud anyone with sense understands him to be. Watch the video below and decide for yourself. Then do the research.
If you are an Obama supporter, I urge you not to take what the media says at face value. Understand the issues. Understand the dangers. Trust me, I am no fan of John McCain. He will not receive my vote. Neither will Obama. Until you, the voter, understand the dangers of where your political parties are leading you, we, as a nation, will not be free. If you inform yourself about your candidate, and still cast your lot with Obama or McCain, then at least you will understand what you are voting for and what you are getting.
Just don't complain when you get what you deserve.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
So who is this guy?
Raila Odinga, the Prime Minister of Kenya and Barack Obama, Democratic candidate for President of the U.S. are from the same Kenyan tribe. They are also cousins.
The mainstream media will stop here, but let's look deeper shall we?
In 2006, Barack Obama took a trip to Kenya and voiced his support for his fellow tribesman and political ally, Odinga. Odinga was running on the socialist/democrat ticket in Kenya and wanted to bring the whole of Kenya under Sharia law. After the election in which Odinga lost, he gathered his army of supporters and terrorized the Kenyan people. His "supporters," who are mostly radical muslims, are the same ones who burned alive Christians trapped inside of churches, and the same ones who have pushed for Sharia law, banning of all religions beside Islam, and the closing of all co-ed schools. After WEEKS of murder and rape, where over 300,00 people were left homeless, the Kenyan government created the new office of Prime Minister to alleviate the violence. Through blood and tears, this man now shares power in the Kenyan government.
During Obama's visit to Kenya (payed by your tax dollars of course) he enjoyed rock star status. He was the local boy who had overwhelming success in American politics. Crowds flocked to see him and hear him speak, and Odinga, who rarely left Barack's side, benefitted directly from his fame. Obama campaigned directly for Odinga, sharing the stage and microphone with his cousin throughout his visit. He even spoke at a university in Nairobi where he verbally attacked the sitting Kenyan leadership (Kibaki) calling them 'corrupt.' Mike Flannery, political editor for CBS2 in Nairobi, reported that Obama had accused the Kibaki government (Odinga’s opponent) of corruption “almost every day since he arrived.” After his visit, he filed with the US Federal Elections Commission for his presidential candidacy. He decided America needed change.
Ironically, Odinga was running his campaign on the idea of "CHANGE." Although Kenya was one of the most stable places in Africa, a friend to the United States, and a stalwart ally to the U.S. in the war on terror, Obama flew down on taxpayer money to speak out against the current government despite the fact that Odinga was partnering with Islamic jihadists! Obama willingly associated with the evil men who were behind the violence in Kenya after Odinga's loss at the polls!
Why aren't we hearing about this from the media? Why don't people know? Why are people voting for this man Barack?? I've written other posts about some of Obama's other questionable ties but this one is the scariest. This one speaks to the heart of what kind of man Obama is! We should be asking question after question of Obama and his campaign, because he is running for President!
Although Barack denies being muslim, he DID go to the madrassas in Jakarta and was a practicing muslim. His father was a muslim. His stepfather was a muslim, and in Islam, no matter what your mother is, if your father is a muslim, so are you!! This would be a good time to note that the church Obama does attend now, although "christian," reeks of hatred and anti-American sentiment.
Did he leave Islam, and if so, why the silence? If so, why has the muslim world not called for his head as an apostate? (they instead celebrate his run for president - yes, our enemies support him)!!! If so, WHY DOES HE SUPPORT MEN LIKE ODINGA?
I'm afraid most Americans will only learn of the truth after the election.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Goldman Sachs $739,521
UBS AG $419,550
Lehman Brothers $391,774
Citigroup Inc $492,548
Morgan Stanley $341,380
Latham & Watkins $328,879
Google Inc $487,355
JPMorgan Chase & Co $475,112
Sidley Austin LLP $370,916
Skadden, Arps et al $360,409
Merrill Lynch $349,170
Citigroup Inc $287,801
Morgan Stanley $249,377
Wachovia Corp $147,456
Goldman Sachs $220,045
Lehman Brothers $115,707
Bear Stearns $108,000
JPMorgan Chase & Co $206,392
Bank of America $133,975
Credit Suisse Group $175,503
(Data from Center for Responsive Politics )
side note: Corporations operating in American Samoa - $33 million in pork in bailout package
*Largest employer in Samoa is Starkist *Starkist's parent company is Del Monte
*PAUL PELOSI (Nancy's husband) has a 17 million share interest in Del Monte
*Del Monte is headquartered in San Francisco
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Looking back, it really is no surprise. This "maverick" has not exactly been a stalwart defender of conservative values throughout his career. His bipartisan approach is definitely not what is needed in the Republican party. In 2002, he helped introduce the McCain-Feingold bill, probably the single most destructive legislation to freedom of speech ever passed through Congress.
Now every conservative is calling for Obama's head because of his criminal ties to Fannie and Freddie, but they forget that McCain was one of the first senators to flirt with criminal dealings with corporate institutions. In fact, in the 80's he joined four Democrats in taking "contributions" from Charles Keating, head of a Savings and Loan Association that was investing their depositors' federally insured savings in risky ventures. When those lost money, Keating tried to hide the losses from regulators by inducing his customers to switch from insured accounts to uninsured (and worthless) bonds issued by Lincoln's near-bankrupt parent company. These five senators, known as the Keating Five were involved in one of the most scandalous events in Congressional history. Until now.
The Savings and Loan crisis of the 80's resulted in the government "bailing out" hundreds of S&L's who were involved in similar criminal activity. Much like this current bailout, the burden fell to the taxpayers of this country.
Is it really any surprise then, that both Obama and McCain voted for this current "bailout" bill? Barack has profited tremendously from his association with Freddie and Fannie execs Franklin Raines and James Johnson, taking "contributions" much like McCain did in the 80's. These same two men, Raines and Johnson, have also been highly active in the decision making of Obama's campaign.
McCain, on the other hand, has announced, if elected, he would appoint N.Y. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (son of former New York governor Mario Cuomo) as the head of the SEC. When A. Cuomo became Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD) Secretary in 1997, he axed a federal loan sale program that had saved the US $2.2 billion between 1994 and 1997 and reinstituted a system that lost the government money while earning billions for favored friends.
His time serving in office in N.Y. has been marred by rumors of corruption.
McCain and Obama may wear different hats in the political arena, but when those hats are off, maybe these two men are not quite so different. The sad truth of this election year is that whoever wins, America loses...again.
Friday, October 3, 2008
We no longer have a government of the people or for the people. Those in power only serve themselves. They prance and promise but only to their own benefit. They lie and cheat and steal. They serve their own interests. They are corrupt. They are out of control. They are traitors.
I submit that we live in a monopolistic society. Media, Industry, and Government are all controlled by a handful of people. This cannot be allowed to go on any longer. Capitalism cannot function under a monopoly and a free market system cannot survive under central planning. The curtain has been drawn, and for those that can see, look hard at what has been exposed in this election year. It is a sham. It is a facade. It is a web of lies that we are all caught up in.
It is time for us to say no. It is time for us to take a stand. They have ignored us. They have rejected the will of the people and rejected the Constitution in the process. I make a public plea to ALL Americans - reject this charade we call government. They are elitists and they do not care about you and me. They have made this obvious.
I am a conservative. It is apparent to me, as it should be to all of you, my party has left me. They no longer stand for conservative ideals, conservative principles, conservative economic policy. These "neoconservatives are statists - and are hell bent on destroying our constitutional freedoms and ignoring the constraints of the constitution. I say to my fellow conservatives, "OPEN YOUR EYES!" The republican party is not representing us!!
To Democrats that are rational. Your party has left you. These "progressives" are hell bent on supplanting individualism and constitutional freedoms and replacing it with communism. You see, we may have fundamental differences on how a free society should function, but OPEN YOUR EYES!! Whether you like it or not, we are all in the same boat. This may be the most important time in American history because the very idea of freedom is at stake!
Any senator or representative who voted for this bailout plan should be tried for treason. I submit that if the founding fathers walked into this farce we call Congress, they would hang the majority of those representing us - hang them for treason! There are a few who still care, but they have become the minority. I urge these few to keep fighting, to keep standing for the people and for the Constitution, and I thank you for your voice.
To the voting public - if you really care for these United States, care for freedom and the Constitution, I say let your voice be heard. Vote third party. Reject the two choices that the media has given us. Reject both parties as they have rejected us. It doesn't matter who you vote for, but do not vote for evil. For too long we have voted for the "lesser of two evils." The greatest trick they ever played was convincing all of us that a vote for someone outside the major parties was a "wasted vote." A vote is never wasted. It is your way of standing up and saying NO. If you were the only one, would it not be worth it to say out loud "I CANNOT ACCEPT THIS ANY LONGER!! I DESERVE BETTER!! WE DESERVE BETTER!! But we are not one, we are many. Let us stand together!!
"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."- Samuel Adams
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Note: The info on this is factual as far as I can find. Feel free to google for yourself. I agree with this video until the end. I do not support John McCain any more than I support Obama. I don't believe McCain is offering any better change than Barack. I will get to McCain in future posts. It is important to remember that it wasn't "just" democrats that helped get the legislation passed that caused this. There are people to blame on both sides of the aisle. To date, however, from what I have unearthed, the majority of those who benefitted from this housing crisis and helped to pass this damaging legislation DO ride donkeys. Sorry Dems, but it is true.
Monday, September 29, 2008
So here are the facts. Barack Obama has ties to the Chicago mob. Obama has ties to a corrupt activist organization known as ACORN, and was an activist for this organization. Obama received massive amounts of money from the lending firms that went under. Obama has ties to several of the key members responsible for the "bailout" crisis. Obama is friends with known terrorist Bill Ayers and has ties to Weather Underground, a terrorist group. Obama attended a church and was mentored by the pastor Jeremiah Wright who has given several anti-America and anti-"white" speeches. Obama has a very suspect past and voting record. Obama does not believe in free speech (google Truth Squad). I encourage everyone to research for themselves each of these. Even more disturbing is Obama's stance AGAINST legislation that would prevent infanticide in his state of Illinois. (see video below)
Sunday, September 28, 2008
“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
Obama won’t answer any questions about it, so I'd like to hear what you think. This has the stench of creating a civilian spy force. I know that may sound a bit far fetched but someone explain to me why we would need to have hundreds of thousands of citizens working for “national security?" Especially one that is as well funded as our military.
Also around the 19 minute mark he begins to talk about students from middle school through college learning how to be active citizens. His idea is to teach them respect for "our institutions" so they take citizenship seriously. He would do this by requiring middle and high school students to perform 50 hours of public service a year and college students to perform 100 hours of public service a year.
Sounds a lot like 'Hitler Youth' to me. Does anyone else question the idea of compelled service for high school and college kids? (He also talks about withholding funding from schools if they don’t comply, which seems pretty contrary to his supposed views on No Child Left Behind) We already see the billboards going up across the country: “Turn in your neighbors for illegal guns." We see police already performing “knock and talks," systematically searching urban households door-to-door without warrants. We saw FEMA confiscate firearms from citizens during Katrina. We see metal detectors, fingerprint scanners, and video cameras being set up in schools. I don't mean to be Orwellian on this one, but it sounds like we are indoctrinating the next generation to be comfortable with being spied upon and having their privacy invaded. These measures have been applied by both parties so I am not saying Obama would be any worse than a McCain presidency. Similar bills were signed by George H. W. Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush. Domestic spying is non-partisan. FISA allows domestic spying without repercussions - legislation pushed through by our current president and surprisingly supported by Obama. The Patriot Act was passed by wide margins in both parties, and along with expanding government control and their ability to invade privacy, it also expanded the Secretary of Treasury's power to regulate financial transactions particularly involving foreign individuals and entities. Yes, more power to Paulson and the Federal Reserve who brought us the housing crisis. (interesting to note the bailout increases his power even more) Add all these facts put together with this “volunteer” force as big and well-funded as the military and the forcing of our children to "serve" may have a slightly more sinister aim than you otherwise might consider.
Watch the video and think about what he’s saying when he explains how he will compel your kids to “volunteer” through legislation.
If you have made it this far, I will submit further interesting material about Obama's "Truth Squads." I won't go into this now, but could these groups popping up all over the country be a precurser to his civilian security force??
Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963
Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963 .
Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.
At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an excerpt from "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen:
[From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen]
1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch."
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."
29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."
31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.
43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.
45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.
Congressional Record, Vol. 109 88th Congress, 1st Session Appendix Pages A1-A2842 Jan. 9-May 7, 1963 Reel 12
You will find the 10 Planks of The Communist Manifesto interesting at this point
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Our dollar USED to be strong. It used to be backed by gold and silver. Today it is worth less than ever and continues to fall. The culprit? Politicians and the horrible economic legislation they have been passing since 1913 - the same year the federal reserve popped into existence.
We USED to be respected around the world. People looked to America as an inspiration for what real freedom and liberty means. Today many peoples of many nations look to what is happening in America with disdain. The culprit? Politicians and our horrible legislation that continues to trample our Constitution and our horrible foreign policy that permits us to police the world.
Schools and their curriculum USED to be held accountable by parents. After all, their children were attending and it is sensible that they should have a say in what their kids learn. Today schools answer to the state and use government mandated curriculum. The culprit? Politicians and the government created Department of Education. Remember when you could pray in schools, or when we would say the Pledge of Allegiance in school? Patriotism used to be taught as well. Today a good patriot is someone who pays their taxes (see Joe Biden) and is subservient to the state (see Patriot Act).
We USED to have a strong economy. The free market system works. It worked well for a long time. Inflation, price fixing, and government bailouts have left us facing a depression that will negatively effect any American not on Wall Street or Capitol Hill. I could go into import/export taxes as well in this category but I'm afraid I would show that every economic policy our government puts in place actually hurts America. The culprits? Wall Street, The Federal Reserve and Capitol Hill.
We USED to have free speech. This is our first amendment right. However our free speech is now under attack by groups such as Media Matters and is being restricted by legislation such as the McCain-Feingold bill. The culprit? Politicians from both major parties and their attempt to stop the dissenting voices from an ever growing angry American population. Guilty by association? The Media.
Marriage USED to be sacred. I'm not up for a debate with anyone sympathetic with the small minority of gays/lesbians on this one, but has anyone ever asked themselves why one member of a homosexual union still always takes on a more "male" role and the other a more "female" role?? Maybe it's just me but it seems like perhaps it is just natural that men are supposed to be attracted to women. Today people seem confused. The culprit?? Media and the Politicians who are trying to change it.
We USED to have lower taxes. Actually we used to have no income tax. The year it was instituted? 1913, the same year the Federal Reserve was created. Coincidence? Since then, although taxation has fluctuated and how it is applied has fluctuated, we find ourselves paying more taxes, having to work almost 6 months before we as Americans make a profit. Today, politicians are promising bailouts and programs that would raise your taxes even higher. The culprit? Politicians and their incredibly stupid plans to "bail out" the rich and the even more ignorant policies that would socialize America. Guilt by association?? The Media and their pundits who convince us that it is all a good idea.
We USED to enforce legal citizenship. Today politicians pretend we do but we don't. The increase in the socialized structure of America has afforded illegal aliens a multitude of services that they don't pay for. Politicians are also trying to ease the restrictions on voting that would allow illegals to have a voice in our system of government. There are in place a number of plans that would create a North American Union (see NAFTA, NAFTA superhighway, CAFTA, AMERO) It is even more surprising that a country so concerned about "terrorism" refuses to close its borders despite an overwhelming majority of Americans supporting that idea. The culprit? Politicians, Banks, and world leaders (Bush included) who can make a profit off of destroying the sovereignty of America.
(Back to the closing of borders issue. If your house was under threat from a gang of robbers, would you leave your doors and windows open and then enforce a plan (Patriot Act) that would allow you to spy with impugnity on anyone living inside the house??) - like most things government does it doesn't makes sense, makes government bigger, and takes away more rights from Americans.
We USED to have affordable food, housing, and gas but now we don't. We USED to have a right to bear arms but now they can be taken (see Katrina). We USED to believe life was sacred but Roe vs. Wade changed that. We USED to have more freedom. Politicians changed that.
I could go on and on I think, but the point is this. We DO NOT NEED MORE CHANGE!!! Over the last 50 years, legislation has not changed much in its moving of America to a more collectivist society. We have lost the ideals that made us great and the freedom and liberty that was ours by inheritance has been slowly removed peice by peice. From president to president, congress to congress - no matter democrat or republican - government has grown and our freedoms as Americans have decreased. It is not a time for change. It is a time for REFORM!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
America needs leaders. America needs honesty and integrity. America needs someone to take a stand and in so doing, stand for the principles of liberty. Obama has none of these characteristics. His ties to ACORN, the Chicago mob, and the large lending firms that went under this past week proves he has neither honesty nor integrity. His voting record shows he is no leader. It is laughable that so many Americans have bought into his smooth talking rhetoric that leaves his audience swooning, and intellectuals scratching their head.
A good leader stands by his principles despite opposition because he realizes being "present" is not enough. Obama has shown he has no desire to take a stand on tough issues and therefore should not be considered a leader by any standard.
A man who stands for nothing is either dangerous or a liar. A man who stands for everything is worse. Be wary America, the devil is at our door.
"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." -- Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, June 28, 2004.
Marxism, Socialism, Fascism, Lenninism, Totalitarianism and Statism are essentially the same things. Other than a few discrepencies from ism to ism, you'll find that you can sum up all these groups in a category called Collectivism.
Many people don't understand this concept and don't realize that the ideas of Collectivism have hijacked our political, economic, and educational systems and is broadcast through our homes by the media.
So what is Collectivism?
Ayn Rand states "Collectivism means the subjugation of the individual to a group -- whether to a race, class or state does not matter. Collectivism holds that man must be chained to collective action and collective thought for the sake of what is called 'the common good'."
Bert Rand reminds us: "Don't forget that pure democracy is a form of collectivism -- it readily sacrifices individual rights to majority wishes. Since it involves no constitutional bill of rights, or at least, no working and effective one, the majority-of-the-moment can and does vote away the rights of the minority-of-the-moment, even of a single individual. This has been called 'mob rule,' the 'tyranny of the majority' and many other pejorative names. It is one of the greatest threats to liberty, the reason why America's founding fathers wrote so much so disparagingly of pure democracy."
Many would stop here and smirk thinking Wait a second!! We ARE a democracy!
The fact is, we are not. Or more correctly, we were never supposed to be. The founding fathers worked exceedingly hard at making sure that the United States of America was established as a REPUBLIC. Much of their personal writings talk extensively on the dangers of a democracy. In fact, NOT ONCE does the word 'democracy' appear in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, or the constitution of any of the fifty states. Yet today, our teachers and politicians use it as if the word itself was noble and the impetus to lead the world to peace and prosperity.
One might wonder what is so bad about democracy. To put it simply, a democracy is the power of the majority to rule over the minority. It is the right to allow a group through concensus to overthrow the rights and liberties of the minority or individual. It is essentially collectivism and the last thing the founding fathers wanted for this nation.
"Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression. In our Governments the real power lies in the majority of the community, and the invasion of private rights is chiefly to be apprehended, not from acts of Government contrary to the sense of its constituents, but from acts in which the Government is the mere instrument of the major number of the Constituents." -- James Madison, in a letter to Thomas Jefferson, 1788
"The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society." --Thomas Jefferson to Pierre Samuel Dupont de Nemours, 1816
The people cannot delegate to government the power to do anything which would be unlawful for them to do themselves." -- John Locke
"A pure democracy ... can admit no cure for the mischiefs of faction. A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority, and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party... Hence it is that democracies have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in thier deaths." -- James Madison, Federalist No. 10
In fact, the Constitution is very specific on the type of government we should have.
"The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government..." -- United States Constitution, Article IV, Section 4
To understand the objective of the framers of our Constitution, you have to understand the definition of another 'ism.' This 'ism' seperates itself from those found in the broad category of collectivism and stands alone in it's support of the individual over groups. It is the basis of freedom, of liberty, and is the idea behind what made America's government so special and so different from its contemporaries. It is called Individualism.
The founding fathers had been under rule from a corrupt government where it's citizens served the king, and where rights and property did not belong to the individual, but to the crown. After they fought and gained freedom, they wanted nothing to do with the collectivist ideals that had been forced upon them. Having their opportunity, they set out to create a nation whose government would be the smallest in the world and with very limited power. Their goal? To assure to every American that their life would be their own by establishing a Constitution that guaranteed that THEIR government would never have the capacity to interfere in their lives. It was an experiment. It was a revolutionary idea. And it failed.
Today we have the largest and most powerful government the world has ever seen. This is a far cry from the ideas of Jefferson and his pals as they penned forth their vision of the very opposite on that famous piece of paper we know as The Constitution of the United States of America. But that comes later. Let's get back to Individualism.
"Individualism regards man -- every man -- as an independent, sovereign entity who possesses an inalienable right to his own life, a right derived from his nature as a rational being. Individualism holds that a civilized society, or any form of association, cooperation or peaceful co-existence among men, can be achieved only on the basis of the recognition of individual rights -- and that a group, as such, has no rights other than the individual rights of its members." -- Ayn Rand
"This right to life, this right to liberty, and this right to pursue one’s happiness is unabashedly individualistic, without in the slightest denying at the same time our thoroughly social nature. It’s only that our social relations, while vital to us all, must be chosen - that is what makes the crucial difference." -- Prof. Tibor R. Machan
"The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom." -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
"In principle, there are only two fundamental political viewpoints. That is, two contradictory ends of the 'political spectrum.' Those two principles are freedom and slavery." -- Mark Da Cunha
It is this ideology that guided the framing of The Constitution. At no time in history had a government been established that guaranteed that every individual was his own master. As the Declaration of Independence declares, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
The fight for Liberty was costly. Many Americans died fighting for their freedoms and the founding fathers did not take lightly what they wrote. Some of our leaders today have referred to our Constitution as a "living document," essentially meaning that as society progresses, we can not be expected to abide by the chains or confines of this document. To say that we can contradict its limiting powers or ignore its constraints is irresponsible and is an affront to the very freedoms that so many died for.
The Constitution is binding, a contract for all time between the people and its government and it was meant to be so. Because the cost of freedom was so high for so many, would it make sense that some of the greatest thinkers of all time would leave us with a flimsy Constitution that could be changed and molded to fit the whims of government? The answer is a resounding no. These men were fighters, they were champions of freedom and liberty, and they were serious.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." -- Jefferson et al, The Declaration of Independence
"In questions of power then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."- Thomas Jefferson
"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."- Samuel Adams
Now back to the present.
As I said before, the great expiriment has failed. At no time in history has a government wielded more power, more authority, and more influence than ours. In the coming weeks and months (as I have time) I will be delving into more detail of how we got to where we are, how we can fix the problem or even if we want to. The reality is many people are apathetic or even happy with where we are. They enjoy the ease and comfort of knowing that government takes care of them and even cheer as "patriots" as their rights and freedoms are slowly stripped away. The lack of accountability in this country is astounding to me as is the lack of knowledge. I believe I have a moral responsibility to educate those who will hear and this blog is the beginning of my stand for the ideals that our founding fathers fought for so long ago. I invite you all to join me in this fight, for we all have a voice. Let it be heard.
"But let it not be said that we did nothing. Let not those who love the power of the welfare/warfare state label the dissenters of authoritarianism as unpatriotic or uncaring. Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security. Understanding the magnificent rewards of a free society makes us unbashful in its promotion, fully realizing that maximum wealth is created and the greatest chance for peace comes from a society respectful of individual liberty."--Ron Paul
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."-- Samuel Adams
In one corner we had Hillary and Obama. These two candidates managed to split the Democratic Party in two. Hillary supporters are still disgruntled over her loss and some vow to vote for McCain instead of Obama. It's funny that the policies of the two Democratic candidates were not that different.
In the other corner we had a slew of candidates with McCain being one of the least popular in the early going. Most Republicans, at least those I talked to, had VERY good reason not to vote for McCain and supported another candidate.
The Primaries came and went, and we were left with the two candidates that many in each party were not happy with.
And the old debates began:
Which of these is the lesser of two evils??
Which of these will harm the country least??
The average American will hold their nose and vote for the candidate that bears their political affiliation under the assumption that it's their only option and convinced a vote for a third party would allow "the other guy" to win. Many will jump on board the party bandwagon and do everything to discredit their opponent forgetting why they disliked theirs to begin with. In so doing, they will stop thinking, ignore the obvious similarities between the two "main" parties, and focus on the small things the media champions as differences.
It's a beautiful game really...and it's rigged.
Some Americans do not even vote. Some vote third party. The biggest ruse ever pulled on Americans was the convincing that voting anyone other than the main two parties is a "wasted vote." Imagine if everyone who didn't vote, everyone who was dissatisfied with the choices, and everyone who voted third party actually went to the polls and voted for someone they liked! Would this not send a message? Imagine if the candidate from one of the parties won the national election with only 35% of the national vote or less. Or better yet, someone could ascend to knock off the two favorites.
Until we realize we don't have to settle, we will continue to get someone less than we deserve. A vote for "the lesser of two evils" is still a vote for evil.
I heard it said that the difference between a republican and a conservative is that a Republican will vote their party. A conservative on the other hand will vote their conscience. Don't fall for the party lines. Stop listening to the media. Vote your conscience America, you deserve better!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Letter from Ron: Time is running out
Whenever a Great Bipartisan Consensus is announced, and a compliant media assures everyone that the wondrous actions of our wise leaders are being taken for our own good, you can know with absolute certainty that disaster is about to strike.
The events of the past week are no exception.
The bailout package that is about to be rammed down Congress’ throat is not just economically foolish. It is downright sinister. It makes a mockery of our Constitution, which our leaders should never again bother pretending is still in effect. It promises the American people a never-ending nightmare of ever-greater debt liabilities they will have to shoulder. Two weeks ago, financial analyst Jim Rogers said the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac made America more communist than China! “This is welfare for the rich,” he said. “This is socialism for the rich. It’s bailing out the financiers, the banks, the Wall Streeters.”
That describes the current bailout package to a T. And we’re being told it’s unavoidable.
The claim that the market caused all this is so staggeringly foolish that only politicians and the media could pretend to believe it. But that has become the conventional wisdom, with the desired result that those responsible for the credit bubble and its predictable consequences - predictable, that is, to those who understand sound, Austrian economics - are being let off the hook. The Federal Reserve System is actually positioning itself as the savior, rather than the culprit, in this mess!
• The Treasury Secretary is authorized to purchase up to $700 billion in mortgage-related assets at any one time. That means $700 billion is only the very beginning of what will hit us.
• Financial institutions are “designated as financial agents of the Government.” This is the New Deal to end all New Deals.
• Then there’s this: “Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.“ Translation: the Secretary can buy up whatever junk debt he wants to, burden the American people with it, and be subject to no one in the process.
There goes your country.
Even some so-called free-market economists are calling all this “sadly necessary.” Sad, yes. Necessary? Don’t make me laugh.
Our one-party system is complicit in yet another crime against the American people. The two major party candidates for president themselves initially indicated their strong support for bailouts of this kind - another example of the big choice we’re supposedly presented with this November: yes or yes. Now, with a backlash brewing, they’re not quite sure what their views are. A sad display, really.
Although the present bailout package is almost certainly not the end of the political atrocities we’ll witness in connection with the crisis, time is short. Congress may vote as soon as tomorrow. With a Rasmussen poll finding support for the bailout at an anemic seven percent, some members of Congress are afraid to vote for it. Call them! Let them hear from you! Tell them you will never vote for anyone who supports this atrocity.
The issue boils down to this: do we care about freedom? Do we care about responsibility and accountability? Do we care that our government and media have been bought and paid for? Do we care that average Americans are about to be looted in order to subsidize the fattest of cats on Wall Street and in government? Do we care?
When the chips are down, will we stand up and fight, even if it means standing up against every stripe of fashionable opinion in politics and the media?
Times like these have a way of telling us what kind of a people we are, and what kind of country we shall be.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
What is ironic, is that in American society, the people who are supposed to keep government in check (the citizens) have been silently lulled into a sleep induced coma while those who need to be watched like children (government/fed) plan and execute disastrous policies that effectively diminish the restraints on government, socialize America, and systematically destroy the free market system and the dollar. Some call this progress, some call this change. (sound familiar??)
Children rely on parents for all things. Protection, needs, and wants are all supplied by the loving parent, and children learn to trust, respect, and rely on their mother and father for it all. America is no different. As we have been lulled to sleep by the evergrowing media, we have lost our accountability. Like infants we demand from government all our wants and needs, and in so doing, lose the foundations of liberty that made this nation great.
And so their power grows. Ever bigger.
The events of this past week show the ignorance and complacency of Americans toward the elitists that run our government. The same people who brought us financial disaster offer us a "bailout" plan. Yet, few Americans truly understand what caused the housing crisis and what this bailout plan truly encompasses. To put it simply, it is a laundering scheme without a ceiling proposed by the fed to increase it's power and influence. Most Americans watch from their couches and nod in unison as the Secretary of Treasury tries to push this bill through Congress to "save America." We are told that there are but two choices: Pass the Bailout plan, or watch as the U.S. falls into economic turmoil. This, however, is not true.
Since 2002, people have been talking about impending disaster. Numerous plans have been submitted to Congress and to Paulson that would eliminate the housing bubble, and at the same time put restraints on the big lending companies in order to alleviate the stress on the economy. It is still not too late. To say there are only two options - the bailout plan or impending doom - is misleading and irresponsible. If you look at history, this is not unprecedented and some would argue that it is purposeful. The fed has been responsible for a number of banking collapses and economic declines in our history and each time has used the opportunity to gobble up competition and increase their power and influence. Sadly though, Americans most likely will sit in the next room and stare blankly at the tv while our "leaders" in Congress will do nothing but squabble over technicalities. It is time to wake up. It is time to grow up. Take off your diaper America, because this downright stinks!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
As the media blacked out Ron Paul during the primaries, steps were taken to silence and intimidate those who might interfere with the parties agenda. This was very effective in limiting the message of limited government and fiscal responsibility that Dr. Paul was challenging the Republican party with. As the media ignored and labeled him and his followers as crazy or conspiracy freaks, behind the scenes there were numerous reports of fraud, theft, intimidation, and illegal activity surrounding this years primary elections. Strangely though, other than a small blurb on CNN during the NH primary (which was later removed during the re-airing) - nothing has been mentioned. The only place you can find mention of the fraudulent tactics used is over the internet. Is it any wonder that there is a push from some of our "elected" congressman (and presidential nominees) to regulate the internet - the last place where you can actually find information not controlled by the men and women in power??
Police raids were conducted in Minneapolis before the Republican National Convention in the homes of people who had planned peaceful protests. Several instances of 20+ armed men with assault rifles and riot gear broke into houses, handcuffed residents, and held them at gun point (assault rifles) while they confiscated computers, books, etc. Despite demands from those being held hostage, no warrant was issued, and no questions answered.
Recently, at the RNC, Ron Paul was not given a speaking role at the convention, nor was he given access to the convention floor because he was not on board with the direction of the party. Despite being a U.S. Congressman which ALLOWS him access to the floor, he was told he would not be issued a pass unless he swear allegiance to McCain and be under escort during the convention.
Now, I am a conservative first, and consider myself a Republican, but I AM NOT on board either. We are heading towards a police state with a government wishing to expand it's power, blatantly and openly attempting to silence Americans - and more importantly, ignore the constraints of the Constitution. Neither McCain nor Obama will end this trend. Our economy will continue to suffer, we will continue to lose freedoms, and our dollar will continue to be devalued. Imperialism or Socialism - McCain or Obama - The choice is yours. My vote is still with Paul.
"People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both." - Benjamin Franklin