"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Saving Freedom


I suggest that if you'd like a look at where America is headed, and why, you pick up a copy of this book by Jim DeMint. There's some awfully good political insider insight into where we are, how we got here, what we're up against in terms of reversing our direction, and it's all written in a very readable style. Here are a few quotes from the book...

"Socialists are now marching under the banner of a new secular-progressive style of freedom; the freedom from responsibility, the freedom to behave destructively without moral judgement, the freedom from risk and failure, the freedom from want, the freedom from religion, and the freedom to have material equality with those who work harder and accomplish more."

"Few in America and in Congress would call themselves socialists. They believe they are liberals, progressives, Democrats, compassionate conservatives, moderate Republicans, or obedient religious adherents. They are good people with good intentions, and they would be deeply offended if anyone called them socialists. Yet they believe almost every need, cause, or activity should be supported, regulated, or controlled by the federal government. Their worldview is packaged with compassion, tolerance, fairness, and enough good intentions to 'pave the road to serfdom'."

"By the end of WWII, the country possessed nearly two-thirds of the world's gold reserves and more than half its entire manufacturing capacity. In 1947, the United States by itself accounted for one-third of world exports. It's foreign trade balance was comfortably in the black. As measured by value, its exports more than doubled its imports.The dollar had displaced the British pound sterling as the global reserve currency... Among the world's producers of oil, steel, airplanes, automobiles, and electronics, it ranked first in each category."

So what happened, you asked? Basically the sixty's and seventy's happened. We've had a negative trade balance every year since 1975!! Have you heard THAT before? It's all in the book. Along with a playbook to recapture our freedom, and possibly our greatness once again! Pick it up!

Stand With God, Stand For Liberty!
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