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Hollow Shell of Our Fathers

Posted by foundersfreedom on December 21, 2009

As I sat awake at 2 AM checking the result of the Senate cloture vote on their version of health insurance “reform” (though I’m not sure anyone has actually seen it), I have to think back to my previous post, ‘Line in the Sand.’

It appears the best health care system will be solidly on that slippery slope toward government take-over and its impending mis-management and rationing as it occurs everywhere it exists. No one but those who now have to own this vote believe this will improve care, save money, prohibit paying for the killing of babies, and not cover illegals.  Some polls show well over 50% don’t trust Congress to make ANY changes and a CNN poll showed over 60% didn’t want this as proposed. I’m convinced that most of them know it’s a lie and the endgame is very much different than stated.

But that’s not all.  Despite the coolest summer in our history, thousands of emails exposing the attempts to exclude data that didn’t fit the agenda, thousands of scientists questioning that human activity is causing the earth to warm,  and amidst massive snowstorms in several parts of the globe, a world summit took place that was hell-bent on doing something about this supposed warming. 

Colored by rants from the likes of Hugo Chavez against the evils of capitalism, cheered enthusiastically by the way, there was mostly haggling over how certain “poor” countries could legally steal money from the Americans and Europeans under a global agreement.  Even though no agreement was crafted, our own Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, proposed giving $100 BILLION per year to the cause. Surely this was under the authorization of the White House.  Better keep those Treasury printing presses on.

Now comes the one that may break the camel’s back.

A member of the House of Representatives again raised the desire to grant a “pathway to citizenship,” a pretty name for amnesty, despite multiple millions of real Americans being out of work and no end to the unemployment line in sight.  He actually said it could help us to do that.   But that is not the real evil that is lurking behind immigration “reform.”

The evil is not the loss of more jobs or the cost of covering their medical expenses.  We’re already experiencing that and have been for many years.  The evil will lie in loss of representation.

Imagine that ten to twenty million (or more – who knows?) illegals, by the waving of the Democrats’ magic wand, are deemed to be citizens of the United States. Yes, people who don’t know or care about our culture or identity, don’t speak our language and soon to receive “free” health coverage, welfare and social security benefits will have a huge say in who will represent us in Congress and especially the White House.  All by sneaking over our wide-open borders.  Which party do you suppose a vast majority will vote for? One that encourages personal responsibilty (or used to) or the one that will give them everything they’ve lacked in their home country, plus some?  The likes of the last two nail-biter elections will never be seen again.  My vote will become worthless. We will never be able to overcome that vote deficit. And all by the stroke of a pen.  Representatives won’t listen to us any more on amnesty than they have on the health care debate. Why should they? There will be a Senator prostitute him/herself once in a while for extra goodies, but they have all the votes needed to pass anything they want.  A proud, smiling, and willing World Citizen is in the White House to sign every piece of insidious legislation.

Amnesty will encourage even more immigration from all over the world, further multiplying its effect.  It means we will never be able to elect a conservative President ever again.  To anyone who thinks that sounds ridiculous, I’m open to hearing how you think that can occur, let alone how you think that it will occur. I argue that it cannot. Benjamin Franklin said,” When the people figure out they can vote themselves money, it heralds the end of the Republic.”  It appears we have reached that tipping point. I pray that I’m wrong and that it’s been just the coincidence of several unfortunate events.

And I finally arrive at the premise of the title.  Are we no longer Americans?  Have we become the hollow shell of the Founding Fathers? Are we like the once-proud British who have given up the fight? Succumbing to One World socialist EU rule and Islamic immigration jihad, the nation that one hundred years ago ruled nearly half the planet is on the verge of losing it’s identity forever. 

America is under assault by those same forces, and to be perfectly honest, I thought the UK was a full 10 years ahead of us.  But the events of 2009 indicate we are much closer than we could have ever imagined.  The world (with the help of the likes of George Soros) has us in their sights and are pulling out all the stops to take us down financially, and as the last bastion of freedom and self-determination.   A New World Order cannot allow our belligerence to stand.  We must submit for the world to be an equitable place for all (meaning subsistence for all but the ruling elites).

We have run out of sand.  The line, if it’s to be drawn again, will have to be somewhat final.  The domestic enemy is one step away from controlling our very essence and our lives through both health “reform” and environmental legislation.  We will be forced to weigh the right amount, eat the right food, exercise the right amount, drive the right vehicles, set our thermostats at the right temperature and on ad infinitum or we will be punished.

Does that sound like America?  Is our patriotism all just bluster?   There are millions of dead and wounded that fought for freedom on foreign lands.  We are about to spit in their faces.  Can we look our soldiers in the eye and say we support them when we won’t even step up to the plate with our cowardly representatives? 

Many very wise people are saying that our economy could go south again. How bad does it have to get before things turn ugly?  For those that are dependent on government for their every need, it may not take much once the checks shrink or disappear.  I’ve spoken with several veterans lately and they tell me explicitly that they see what a powder keg we’re living in. I don’t fear our military, current or former. I also don’t fear LOCAL law enforcement.  They are our neighbors and friends.  They want the same things we want: freedom and opportunity for themselves and, more importantly, for their children and grandchildren. Please take time to talk to them.   They also tell me they took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution and all have said they did not recant.  We should stand shoulder to shoulder for our Constitution and our way of life.  We owe them much, much more.

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The Line in the Sand

Posted by foundersfreedom on November 13, 2009

Those who know me know that I’m not a dramatic type, but a happy, fun-loving person. However, this is weighing heavily on my heart and has been for weeks. Where is my line in the sand, and what does it mean for me if / when this government crosses it?  We worked hard all summer to avoid reaching this point, but yet we find ourselves and our country on the edge of a cliff.

As Veterans Day loomed near and assaults on our freedoms come from all angles, I had to ask myself what MY sacrifice will be.  Millions of brave men and women have VOLUNTEERED to put themselves between us and those who wish us harm, KNOWING they may have to pay the ultimate sacrifice. Many hundreds of thousands have paid that price.

Will we allow the enemies of freedom, indeed our own elected officials who claim to represent us, to make their sacrifices be for naught? Reagan said,”Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

Will it end with our generation?

Those who are shoving us off this cliff have a dismal record of governance and bottom-dwelling approval ratings. They are ideologues and don’t care what we want. They have a long record of corruption, dislike for American greatness, and contempt for our faith in our God.  We’ve gone about our business as good, productive people and parents while, with our own money, they’ve built the machine to destroy us.  They WILL do it if we let them.

This summer we truly learned we are not alone. My fear is that we doubt the commitment of our fellow citizens.  If we believe that we are the substantial majority, we’ll stand against tyranny en masse and emerge victorious. If not, we’ll cower into the shadows subjected to a life of servitude to the State. 

Let it be known this day that I dedicate myself to be able to truthfully tell my children that I did all I could. The great Reagan also said, “Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.”

I understand the hesitancy to address such a heady subject. This shouldn’t be happening in America, the most blessed, most benevolent and most free nation ever to exist.  How can we stand before our God, who gave us these freedoms and used His great land to bless the world over, without hanging our heads in shame?  I don’t know the answers, but I’m searching for them.  I do know we need to get on our knees or we will be forced onto our knees.

Where is your line in the sand? What is your sacrifice? One day these questions will be answered, through thoughtful consideration or by default through defeat and submission, but they will be answered.

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Wisdom from the ages, for the ages

Posted by foundersfreedom on October 6, 2009

The more I study the wisdom of those that have gone before us, the more angry it makes me that we who are in line to take the reins of this great country from the generation before are ill-prepared and quite inept to carry the torch of freedom. All of our technological advances and opportunities in leisure have led us to a place of ignorance; ignorance of what has been sacrificed, of what we have been given, and what is required to maintain those freedoms.

Much of the blame can be put on an education system that is promoting an agenda far removed from the original intent of education.  We are teaching our kids to be good, compliant citizens rather than good thinkers. In that, we’ve created a bunch of followers, willing to toe the government line.

We must, however, share some of the blame. The desire for financial gain, as well as the insatiable appetite of government taking the fruits of our labors, have taken mothers out of the home and placed them in the workplace. Both parents are working long days, shuttling kids to activities thus leaving the nuclear family in tatters.  Mayberry, this ain’t. 

This has been by design by those who think it unfair that we enjoy so much while many millions around the world live in squalor or somewhere in between.  They are an elitist class that suffers little themselves and will never live under the systems they design for everyone else.  Though the endeavor seems noble, it is quite sinister. It is theft on one end and a destroyer of the innate need to produce for ourselves and our families at the other.  The rich, not those who live off trust funds but rather that which they’ve produced and created, become poor and the poor remain poor.  Only those in power remain unaffected.

It’s time for those of us who have always pulled the weight to demand our rights and freedoms once more.  If we go much farther down this road I fear it will be irreversible but by violent revolution.  It does not have to be that way.  What will you do? What is it worth to you? What will the America in which your kids and grandkids live look like?

We have the right to demand real change.  We have the God of Heaven on our side, as He created it and allowed us to experience freedoms and prosperity unheard of in human history when it comes to the general population.  We have experienced freedom and now are getting a taste of what it’s like to have them taken from us. Our selfishness, in this case a good kind of selfishness, should be a great motivator.  We hold the keys to our future right now.   

 As advanced and intelligent as we consider ourselves to be, most of us wouldn’t have been deemed  worthy to sit among men such as those  quoted below, let alone be counted as one of them.  But the beauty of America is that the groundwork has been laid.  All we have to do is learn and apply theses principles.  Please read them, take them to heart, and join us in this battle.

 Enjoy.

 

“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master.
Never
for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”

George Washington

 

A government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have…
The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.”

Thomas Jefferson

 

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brushfires in people’s minds.”

Samuel Adams

 

Arbitrary power…must be introduced by slow degrees, and as it were, step by step, lest the people should see it approach.”

Lord Chesterfield

 

“Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided for all men against force and violence.”

Locke

 

“A claim for equality of  material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers…‘Emergencies’ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.”

Friedrich August von Hayek

 

Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority…There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.”

Noah Webster

 

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury, 1802

 

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the
weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot
help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot further the brotherhood
of man by encouraging class hatred.
You
cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
You cannot build character
and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help
men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”

Abraham Lincoln

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Where do we go from here?

Posted by foundersfreedom on September 24, 2009

At our 912 Project volunteer summit this week I had an interesting, yet somewhat disturbing and enlightening conversation with one of our members.  The gist of it was:

All these committees and activities are futile. We need to start over with a new government.

At first I was a bit put off that he would belittle all the efforts we’ve made to rally the troops to so many protests and rallies.  What had he done to help the cause?  Besides reading  an occasional post on the Meetup, I had no idea who he was.

I countered with a question.  “Are you saying to get our guns out?”  He said that’s not what he meant. We need to create a new government and start fresh. This one’s too far gone to reverse.  In true smart-aleck fashion I replied that I didn’t think those in charge would just pack up their things and leave Washington. He agreed. 

I was encouraged by all the energy and passion in the room coming from people who had never in their lives done anything like we’ve done these past months. Once the meeting was over, it kept recurring in my head what my new acquaintance said. I’m no newbie to the political scene as I’ve been an interested watcher for over 25 years, but I had to admit he was right about the “do over.”

As part of the leadership, it made me pause to question if we are really being fair and honest with our members and with ourselves.  

Tens of thousands, if not more, showed up at town halls.  Tens of thousands showed up at rallies across our state alone.  And over a million of us showed up in Washington to voice our dissatisfaction over the direction we are now rapidly moving. Millions of petitions and signs and letters and phone calls have not compelled those in DC to stop what they’re doing.  We created a speed bump, for which we all should be thankful, but the juggernaut is still on the move.

Yes, a do-over will be required.  Let’s take a brief look at what that could mean – big picture – the wayI see things.

That may mean the elimination of the dollar as that is the means that the Federal government and Federal Reserve have enslaved us. Think about that one for a minute living here in the Land of Plenty.  There are lots of people smarter than me that say we’re already well down that road. Think wheelbarrows of cash for a loaf of bread that may or may not be on a shelf somewhere or a total loss of all we’ve worked for.

The elites that have grown accustomed to their power and lifestyle will have to be dethroned. Think about that one in this land of tranquility and peaceful transfer of power after every election for over 200 years.  Kings and queens don’t abdicate their power at the request of the peasants. 

The infrastructure of such a massive government will have to be dismantled.  Think about adding millions of unemployed government workers in an economy with 10% unemployment.

A leader will have to emerge that is willing to make the proper hard choices that the rest of us will have to abide by or risk falling apart completely. Is this country of individuals capable of doing that?

Here are a few questions we need to ask ourselves as this unfolds: 

What price do we put on freedom?  What will the America we leave our children and grandchildren look like?   Are we prepared for if / when tougher times arrive?   What is it we believe about the American way of life?  Will we defend free speech?  Will we defend the right to peaceably assemble?  Will we defend the right to practice our religion?  To the end?  What will “the end” look like?

Yes, these are sobering thoughts that most of us do not want to consider.  Who thought that in America we’d even have to think on these things?  If we don’t, we are destined to continue down the road we’re on.
  
Pray for God’s wisdom and peace and that His mighty hand will see us through whatever lies ahead.  This country was given to us and to the world beyond our borders so He could bless us all.  God’s not wringing His hands and neither should we, though, for me, it’s difficult at times.  We know that He is sovereign, and regardless of the outcome, we are His and He will take care of us. 

Glenn Beck has called for a day of prayer and fasting coming up in October.  That’s the least and yet the most we can do to contribute to the cause of freedom here and for those elsewhere that long to be free. Join us.

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The Tide is turning

Posted by foundersfreedom on August 19, 2009

Wow, I miss pontificating here, but the time spent with the Cincinnati 912 Project and the Tea Party is giving me the hope that we CAN and WILL stop the madness in DC.  All the efforts of Patriots across the US seem to be paying off. 

We may have dodged the immediate bullet on health care “reform” but we will never stop and now we will push back . Those that have so willingly attached themselves to the Obama agenda are very certainly marked people, in the political sense – for you Lefties who take any resistance to your socialist agenda as physically dangerous.

The real America has awakened and we are not only going to work very hard to remove those that hate American principles, but replace them with people that will begin to reverse the process.

Everyone has now seen the real Obama, not the media version of him and most don’t like what we see.  The take-over of private business and this attempt at taking over health care and strapping us with environmental nonsense is being seen for what it is – the beginnings of a totalitarian regime. Under Obama?  Maybe not, but how long until the next “One” comes along?

We pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor to maintain this last bastion of freedom for our children and grandchildren.  Even for those around the world who have longed to live half as free as we have. 

God continue to show mercy and favor to your people.

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Still walking the talk

Posted by foundersfreedom on August 5, 2009

If anyone out there has missed my posts, I’m very much involved in the “mob” that is getting in the face of the DC Monster.

I miss posting, but I have more important things on my plate in these troubling times.

God Bless,
FF

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Declaration of Independence II

Posted by foundersfreedom on July 2, 2009

Many months and many crises have gone by since I started this project.  Most of this document is verbatim from the magnificent original.  I encourage you to read through the original declaration and see if the same thoughts come to you as did me.  You will be surprised by the similarity of the grievances we have in common with the founders when they wrote their historic and world-changing document.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                July 2, 2009

The Declaration of Independence II

 When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. 

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 the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  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 abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation as such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.

 Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.  But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.  Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government.

The history of the current and recent Governing Bodies is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny.  To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

You have refused assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

You have forbidden legislators to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, such as would allow us to produce energy from our own abundant resources, and secure our shared borders.

You have bought or otherwise coerced others to pass laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, under threat and bribe; a tactic inestimable to tyrants only.

You have brought forth legislation at hours unusual, for expediency, and denied complete understanding of bills debated, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with your measures

You have endeavored to populate our lands by ignoring laws for naturalization of foreigners, to encourage migration hither in defiance of the people and our laws, for therein lies a multitude of constituents to extend your power over the people infinitely and indefinitely.

You have obstructed the administration of justice by appointing judges averse to complying with judicial constraints set forth by our Constitution demanding justice be blind.  Justice shall be no respecter of persons. 

You have named judges dependent on your own political whims, placing them in permanent seats to reinterpret that which is obvious.

You have erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance. The EPA, DHS, FDA, FEMA, BATF, NSA, IRS and any number of other alphabet agencies are an affront to our own personal sovereignties and wealth.

You have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving your assent to their acts of pretended legislation.  Kyoto, the United Nations, NAFTA, the Organization of American States, World Health Organization and the World Trade Organization, being a few of the egregious entanglements meant to weaken our national sovereignty.

You have quartered large bodies of illegals among us.

You have made excuses for any crimes and murders for which they should commit on any inhabitants of these states; at times persecuting those designated to protect your citizens from those same criminals.

You have blindly opened up our markets to those who don’t reciprocate, nor do they adhere to the stifling regulations imposed upon domestic businesses.

You have imposed taxes on us at every turn, for every activity or inactivity, every product and its method of production.

You have bowed to the pressures of foreign entities to place members of our volunteer armies on criminal trial for doing their sworn duty to protect the citizens and interests of these states.

You have established arbitrary government, expanding your powers so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for continuing absolute rule over the states, disregarding the Tenth Amendment meant to ensure the sovereignty of the separate states.    

You have chiseled away our most valuable laws and altering fundamentally the forms of our government. The right to own and manage ones own property as he sees fit, the right to criticize government without reproach, and the right to bear arms, are the foundations of a free society.

You have plundered our businesses, land and bank accounts and destroyed the lives of many.

You are blindly allowing large numbers of foreign jihadists to plot works of death and desolation and cruelty scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages; totally unworthy as the heads of a civilized state.

You have permitted domestic insurrections amongst us, and have endeavored to bring upon inhabitants the merciless Islamist savages whose known rule of warfare is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes, and conditions.

In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms; our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.  A Congress, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the rulers of a free people.

Nor have we been wanting in our attention to our elected officials.  We have warned them from time to time of attempts by the legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us.  We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here.  We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence.  They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity.  We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace, friends.

We, therefore, the People of the United States of America, in general congress assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name and by the authority of the good people of these states, solemnly publish and declare, that these united states are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the derelict government, and that all political connection between them and the Federal government is, and ought to be, totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right to do.  And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

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Open letter to the Democrat Party

Posted by foundersfreedom on June 29, 2009

Since I posted an open letter to the Republican Party last time, I thought it only fair to post an open letter to the Democrat Party.

 I’ve never been a Democrat, so I’m not fully knowledgeable about the inner workings of the party, but I’ve been a political / current events junkie for about 25 years.  I will speak only to what I know.

 What I know is that the only hill your party would die on is the hill of abortion, or as you so affectionately misname it, choice. Nothing else in your party platform is so sacred. That you will defend so vehemently the right to kill human babies is appalling and downright evil.

 What I know is that your concern for the poor is exactly what has kept generations of people in exactly that situation. God was teaching us about ourselves when he said “One who does not work does not eat.” Your party has decided to give the fish, the hammock, cell phone, cable TV and even the house to put it all in.

 What I know is that many in your party won’t take wisdom from God because you hate God. You’ve worked diligently, and successfully I might add, to remove so much of our Christian heritage from public discourse and especially from school curricula.  John Adams said our unique American representative republic was only fit for a moral and religious people.  Your party has been vilifying our Christian heritage for decades while you promote all types of sex sin, rebellion and godlessness. Obviously, that’s why you’re doing your damndest to change it. I’m sure there are moral, though obviously ignorant, people in your ranks, but as a party you are not moral or religious.

 What I know is that you consider yourselves to be modern day Robin Hoods that take from the rich and give to the poor, yet it is well-known that as a percentage, liberals are the least giving. You seem very willing to give someone else’s money but not your own.

 What I know is that you set out to destroy your opponents in any manner necessary to get your agenda in place.  You denigrate everything someone like me feels is good and right while calling me a hate-monger or racist or any number of other names just for doing so.  The attacks are personl not political. You won’t tolerate dissent for long.  Ask Sarah Palin or either of her daughters how personal it is. 

 What I know is that you are quite willing to weaken our national sovereignty to impose global programs through corrupt organizations like the UN.  The passage of your Cap and Trade bill is the most recent example where you are willing to shackle your own citizens for the sake of saving the earth for the rest of the world.

 So as not to pile on, I’ll stop here.  The above reasons are exactly why I’ve never been a Democrat, nor will I ever be one. 

The evils you portray as good are ruining the greatest country ever to exist. You’ve enslaved a large segment of the population and build on that daily by buying votes with my money. Once you enslave them, your power grows. And that’s the end game. Marx would be proud.  

Be it known today that there is a large and growing contingent of Patriots that are prepared to fight you to the end.  You’ll have to take us by force as we will not go quietly.

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‘Powers that Be’ Nix Democrat Conyers probe of ACORN

Posted by foundersfreedom on June 26, 2009

And who might be that power? Perhaps the President himself? 

ACORN, thoroughly immersed in scandal and fraud while annually receiving hundreds of millions in walking around money under the guise of social and economic “justice,”   is one of his favorite entities. Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – the ultimate Organized Community for which the Prez is indebted to for their huge impact on his election.

This organization uses  tax dollars to feed it’s ever-growing lust for more of our tax dollars.  Only during this past election had we even heard of this organization.  Where are the watchdogs of good government?  Where were the hapless Republicans all these years that they allowed such a corrupt organization to receive so much tax money?  This is “machine politics” at it’s finest – perfectly suited for a thug politician from Chicago.  I’m sure any critic that stood in their way would be deemed a racist and their reputations smashed. 

ACORN’s sole existence is to buy votes with our money in order to get more money to buy more votes.  This has to stop, but lo, “the powers that be” say “leave it alone.” Or else?  Now the corrupt organization is set to do the census in 2010. The census drives the apportionment of funds to the states. What kind of dirty tricks do they have up their sleeves for this?

For a look into ACORN’s attitude toward America, here’s a quote off the front page of an allied organization, social policy.org (emphasis mine) –“SOCIAL POLICY asks what is to be done to secure basic structural changes in American society. Its pages will provide a meeting ground — and battleground — where ideas, tactics and strategies for radical reconstruction of American institutions can be expressed and exchanged, tested and debated, expanded and deepened.”  

Read that again. Guess whose mug is prominently on the cover? You guessed it – the Community Organizer -in-chief.

Who stopped the inquiry is a question that needs to be answered. In the meantime, with 14 lawsuits against them, it’s time to at least temporarily pull the funding plug on ACORN.

Here are excerpts from the story in the Washington Times: emphasis mine

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. has backed off his plan to investigate purported wrongdoing by the liberal activist group ACORN, saying ?powers that be? put the kibosh on the idea.

Mr. Conyers, Michigan Democrat, earlier bucked his party leaders by calling for hearings on accusations the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN) has committed crimes ranging from voter fraud to a mob-style “protection” racket. (True Chicago style)

“The powers that be decided against it,” Mr. Conyers told The Washington Times as he left the House chambers Wednesday.

[…]

“Chairman Conyers has a responsibility to explain who is blocking this investigation, and why. Is it Speaker Pelosi? Others in the Democratic leadership? Who in Congress is covering up ACORN’s corruption?” said Michael Steel, spokesman for House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican.

[…]

Capitol Hill had bristled at the prospect of hearings because it threatened to rekindle criticism of the financial ties and close cooperation between President Obama’s campaign and ACORN and its sister organizations Citizens Services Inc. and Project Vote.

[…]

ACORN and its affiliates are currently the target of at least 14 lawsuits related to voter fraud in the 2008 election and a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act complaint filed by former ACORN members.

[…]

ACORN also provided liberal causes with protest-for-hire services and coerced donations from targets of demonstrations through a shakedown it called the “muscle for the money” program, said Ms. Heidelbaugh, a member of the executive board of the Republican National Lawyers Association.
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Just think of it.  Our own tax dollars used to shake us down for more tax dollars.  What a gig.

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California failure – the look of America under Obama

Posted by foundersfreedom on May 19, 2009

I posted months ago on the direction of America and how it is so similar to that of our largest failed state – California.

Here’s the bulk of it for those loathe to click on the link.

The “progressive” state is facing a budgetary shortfall of $42 BILLION this fiscal year and is just about out of cash to pay for employees and services.  But before we write this off as their problem, we all need think about what got California in the mess they’re in.  And more importantly, as it relates to the road the new administration is rapidly taking the rest of us down.

States are required to balance their budgets. Why the Feds are not required, well, ask your Senators and Representatives.  Good luck with that.  Since states have to balance, there are ebbs and flows of surplus and deficit and the governors that do it right put money away for the rainy days.

California is not one of those.  The nation’s largest state prefers to spend and expand when times are good. Then when the money slows they cry out in distress.  There needs to be “sacrifice” by the people and not from the government itself. 

What is California currently doing? They are shortening work weeks for government employees.  They are talking about raising taxes and they issued an IOU for tax refunds that were to be going out about now.  Oh, and I left out the most insidious and infuriating part, they’re asking for a bailout.  Don’t think the leftists/socialists in Congress don’t know the value of California’s electoral votes.  They’re too big to fail.

California, known for their care for the illegals and indigents with free education and health care, housing subsidies, their severe environmental regulations and high tax rates is a microcosm of the Obama plan.

Amnesty/ immigration reform and all the costs involved in giving 12-20 million people welfare, housing and food allowances is a large piece of the puzzle.  Universal health care is another. The liberals/ progressives / socialists are building their base for eternal power to cement America’s wheels on the road of socialism, which left unfettered, leads to communism. The same goes with the “disenfranchised” in the sprawling cities.  The more you offer, the more people take.  The more you give, the more votes you receive.  It is a dangerous cycle and America is in it big time!

Since the Feds don’t have to balance their budget, with a crisis at hand, they will spend whatever they have to make sure everyone is taken care of.  Fine, deluded and evil as it is.  What happens when the value of the dollar the Fed is printing at an unprecedented pace collapses and it now takes two dollars to sustain the programs instead of one?  Print it faster? To the typical Obama that may seem like an option.  To thinkers, we know that’s a bad thing for all of us.

Since they can’t print money ad infinitum to keep up, there will have to be cutbacks.  With millions of new recipients receiving federal money, “free” health care, and more that means a larger pool of disgruntled constituents.  They have been promised this money.  The money that we have will buy less and less, so the poorest, whom this whole scheme is purported to help, will be hit the hardest. 

Sadly, we are not the same people we were a hundred years ago, or even 75 years ago.  What will happen when those that have never had to work hard to earn what they have don’t get what they’re expecting?  On the other hand, what will be the reaction of the people who work hard, pay their bills and live responsibly have more-to-most of their money taken away to pay for all this?  A scary scenario indeed.

Update starts here:

California – The state that begs illegals and indigents to come partake of their largesse;  the state that practically brags about having the most stringent environmental regulations; the state more than happy to give a legal vote to anything that moves;  the state that has some of the highest tax rates in the country; the state that’s losing more people to other states than any other; the state that embraces every type of morally deviant behavior. 

California’s too big to fail, what with all their Democrat electoral votes and potential illegal immigrant votes once comprehensive immigration reform has been implemented.  Sounds a lot like all the others we’ve bailed out – the irresponsible – “underwater” homeowners, over-leveraged banks, legacy laden auto manufacturers and coming soon – the mouthpiece of the Marxist asault on America, Big Newspaper.

The “green” state has gone RED!  Too bad it’s only the color of the ink in their budget.

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