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1920: The Year of the Six Presidents

This is an interesting examination of the influential players leading up to the 1920 election.        

The 5,000 Year Leap

I am actually re-reading this one. It is interesting that I find folks are willing to attack the author of this book, but they never attack the content. Give it a read for yourself.

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Todays Yahoo poll needs more options.

My fellow Americans, times are tough. I have not been posting here as frequently as I would like and that apathy, along with the apathy of millions of other Americans, is part and parcel of how Obama was re-elected. Like any good conservative, I am ready to stand up and claim my fair share for what has gotten us where we are. I had too much faith in the general population being able to see things for what they are. Sadly, it seems that instead we must grab the collective head of the nation and shove its nose in the truth and make sure they know what is before them.

For the folks I happened to cross paths with, I would point out all the reasons why I was not going to vote for Obama. Strangely enough, none of them had to do with the color of his skin.

I have been trying to come up with a personal plan on how I was going to carry on from here. I am still working on it. In my random wanderings today, I came across the poll on Yahoo.com. Here is a screen shot of the question:

My first thought was that there are simply not enough options in this poll. My next thought was that the GOP has their collective head entirely buried in their own rectums. Of course, we are used to this posture from Democrats, but seeing our entire political spectrum assuming this position is not comforting.

Why do I say that? Because what the GOP is doing is a complete departure from the core principles of what it means to be a conservative. When I hear the term “Illegal Immigrant” the part of that phrase that makes me angry is NOT “Immigrant”.  We are a nation of immigrants for God sake. But if you start your relationship with this country by breaking the law, you deserve to have your ass kicked out as quickly as our little border patrol vans can carry you.

So lets revisit that poll. Have the GOP had a change of heart? No, they have abandoned conservative principles. They have sold their political souls to a system that has proven only that it cannot sustain the republic. The GOP needs to be a real alternative to the party of Democrats.

The truth is that with the re-election we have only guaranteed one thing. That now more than ever, we need a party that completely embraces what being a conservative constitutionalist really means. Why? This nation is about to be tempered. Just like steel, we are about to be put under a great amount of heat and stress. Like steel, this purification by fire and stress should make us stronger. I suppose we could have guessed that this is the way things would have to play out. The majority of Americans today seem unable or unwilling to grasp what we face by reading and educating themselves. They only understand what they experience. For too long, that experience has only reinforced how wonderful they are in spite of low achievement. How great they are because they showed up. Well, I have news for you. For those of us that understand history and what comes when a nation slouches further and further toward socialism is that liberty is lost and people suffer and die – en masse.

So I am not longer going to equivocate or “agree to disagree” there are simply too many facts on the side of the constitution, smaller government and liberty to entertain the corrupt and discredited systems of big government.

So as we move forward, let add our own options to that poll. Lets stop taking what they give us and redefine our options through what we demand from our elected officials.

Change is coming, in fact two changes are coming. Like any drug addict, we will continue to shove the needle of government into our arms until we hit rock bottom. That bottom is not yet here but will be that first big change. The second big change will be how we react. To be ready to react to that with renewed freedom and liberty, we must take our duty to educate our fellow Americans serious. Only by doing this will they have the tools to understand the failure of Obamas policies and see the path our founders originally followed.

I hope you are ready. Hell, I hope I am ready.

Casual mentions of the socialist agenda, by Elias Disney

I would guess that just about everyone on the planet is aware of who Walt Disney is. As the creator of the most memorable cartoon characters, animated and live action feature films and Disneyland – it is no surprise that he is known the world over. What most people do not know is that Walts father, Elias Disney was a devout socialist. Way back in the 1930s, he made an amazing observation. Read on for all the details.

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Michael Moore becomes a “Fact Free Zone”

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The drive is on to promote emotional appeals in favor of any actual consideration of facts. Of course, with only the most modest of historical knowledge you can see through this simplistic approach. All a good socialist needs is a bad guy – whether they are really bad or not. It’s “Their” fault! Take it from “Them”! Sadly, while this may make a great bumper sticker or serve as an actual political platform for a raving socialist or mental deficient (they are nearly interchangeable terms), it does not fly in a world where facts and the truth actually matter.

Perhaps nothing takes on this idea in a more heads on way than the great site iowahawk and Bill Whittle. Here is Bills presentation of IowaHawks data:

If you have not added these folks to your regular morning routine, do it now!

Socialized Medicine

There is a great video that was posted yesterday. It is a discussion between Rosie O’Donnell and a listener to her show. To set the stage a bit, Rosie and this caller can both be described as people who seem to have a positive attitude towards socialized medicine – health care controlled  and provided by the state.

There will be plenty of time in the future to enumerate all that is wrong with the entire concept of socialized medicine. For our purposes today, just listen to this persons honest description of what her experience is as someone who has to work through this system.

What is most interesting about this is how this person just accepts these state mandated limitations on her health care. Her lack of options, the barriers to her getting the care she wants, all taken as if that is the way it should be.

In some future post, I will be happy to cover the topic of socialized medicine. I consider myself fortunate to have lived in a country with socialized medicine for a few years. I did not feel fortunate for the care I received, but rather for the affirmation with first hand experience that socialized medicine is not what any American should want for themselves.

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