"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

Friday, February 12, 2010

Do We Stand A Chance?


All the world's great civilizations have followed the same path. From bondage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy back to bondage. If we are to be the exception to history, then we must break the cycle. For those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. - MOLLY JOHNSON, Swing Vote (2008)

We're in the apathy stage, and whether you believe it or not we're rapidly approaching the bondage stage again. Read your history folks. Read about serfdom in the 1500's in Europe. When you do, ask yourself it that's something you want your children to live through. If the answer is no, stay connected and engaged. Continue to contact your Senators and Reps. Again today a sitting Congressman has announced his retirement. This time it's Patrick Kennedy from Rhode Island. These people are afraid of 'we the people', folks- perhaps for the first time in their lives. Certainly for the first time in mine. And only the arrogant and extremely corrupt, or the principled and honorable will be left come election day. Your mission is to determine which is which...

Stay Engaged, America! We Have Work To Do...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Parody Video: Thank God it's not this hard to order pizza... yet" - Patriot Update

Hmmm, you know, if you look at the sci-fi movies from the 50's and 60's you'll find many ideas there that have become reality. How long before this becomes reality? "Parody Video: Thank God it's not this hard to order pizza... yet" - Patriot Update Get Big Brother Out Of Our Lives!!! Get to work America!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I'm Tired

By Robert A. Hall

I'll be 63 soon. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce, and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I've worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there's no retirement in sight, and I'm tired. Very tired.

I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth around" to people who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy or stupid to earn it.

I'm tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to "keep people in their homes." Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I'm willing to help. But if they bought McMansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them with their own money.

I'm tired of being told how bad America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros, and Hollywood entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States will have the economy of Zimbabwe , the freedom of the press of China , the crime and violence of Mexico , the tolerance for Christian people of Iran , and the freedom of speech of Venezuela . Won't multiculturalism be beautiful?

I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honor;" of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers;" of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery;" of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to.

I believe "a man should be judged by the content of his character, not by the color of his skin." I'm tired of being told that "race doesn't matter" in the post-racial world of Obama, when it's all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of US Senators from Illinois.

I think it's very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less arrogantly of an all-knowing government.

I'm tired of a news media that thinks Bush's fundraising and inaugural expenses were obscene, but that think Obama's, at triple the cost, were wonderful; that thinks Bush exercising daily was a waste of presidential time, but Obama exercising is a great example for the public to control weight and stress; that picked over every line of Bush's military records, but never demanded that Kerry release his; that slammed Sarah Palin, with two years as governor, for being too inexperienced for VP, but touted Obama with three years as senator as potentially the best president ever. Wonder why people are dropping their subscriptions or switching to Fox News? Get a clue. I didn't vote for Bush in 2000, but the media and Kerry drove me to his camp in 2004.

I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and madrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America , while no American group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue, or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance.

I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming -- which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live in a two-bedroom apartment and carpool together five miles to our jobs. We also own a three-bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live. Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore's, and if you're greener than Gore, you're green enough.

I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off? I don't think Gay people choose to be Gay, but I sure think druggies chose to take drugs. And I'm tired of harassment from cool people treating me like a freak when I tell them I never tried marijuana.

I'm tired of illegal aliens being called "undocumented workers," especially the ones who aren't working, but are living on welfare or crime. What's next: calling drug dealers "undocumented Pharmacists?" And, no, I'm not against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic, and it's been a few hundred years since Catholics wanted to kill me for my religion. I'm willing to fast track for citizenship any Hispanic person, who can speak English, doesn't have a criminal record and who is self-supporting without family on welfare, or who serves honorably for three years in our military ... Those are the citizens we need.

I'm tired of latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the` uniform of the Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped kids near a recruiting station, trashing our military. They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad mouth better people than themselves. Do bad things happen in war? I can tell you from personal experience that they do. Do our troops sometimes misbehave? They sure do - which is not so unexpected given the unimaginable pressure that they teenagers and young men often are under. Does this compare with the atrocities that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years and still are? Not even close. So here's the deal. I'll let myself be subjected to all the humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, and the critics can let themselves be subject to captivity by the Muslims who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia, because the girls were Christian. Then we'll compare notes.

The fact is that British and American soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear.

I'm tired of people telling me that their party has a corner on virtue and the other party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers; bums are bipartisan. And I'm tired of people telling me we need bipartisanship. I live in Illinois , where the "Illinois Combine" of Democrats has worked to loot the public for years. Not to mention the tax cheats in Obama's cabinet as well.

I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers, and politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.

Speaking of poor, I'm tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars called "poor." The majority of Americans didn't have that in 1970, but we didn't know we were "poor." The poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing.

I'm real tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination, or big-whatever for their problems.

Yes, I'm very tired. But I'm also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my granddaughter.

Robert A.. Hall is a Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate.

I have to say, I feel very much as this gentleman does. And I too am sorry for my grandson. So let's do something about it folks! The people DO have the power, we just need to believe it...

Let's Go America, We Have Work To Do!!

Where's Al Gore?

How can this be? We are arguably in one of the coldest winters nationally in half a century. Englamd is experiencing their coldest winter in 100 years! Record snow falls have been experienced throughout the world. And yet, in his infinite wisdom, President Obama insists that he believes that global warming exists because of "the overwhelming preponderence of the evidence". Maybe he just refuses to acknowledge that the evidence was tampered with and manipulated. Stubborn, stubborn!

But during the past few months of winter storm after winter storm, we haven't heard much from Al Gore. Could it be Ol' Al is holed up in his cozy little mansion, sitting by a nice crackling fire in his thick cardigan sweater and comfortable tweed jacket, sipping a glass of cognac to keep warm? You think he might be a tad bit embarassed that he tried to "snow" us all with bad data for personal gain? Don't count on it. He'll be back - just as soon as he can dig his way out of the hole he's in.

Stay Focused America! There's More Work Ahead! 

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Will You Contact Your Congressmen And Congresswomen?

The time is ripe for some real change. Never before in my lifetime have so many people been politically engaged and felt compelled to affect change in Washington. So I am asking you all to contact your Senators and Representatives currently in office and require them to pass legislation reform that will prevent ear marks (by ANY name) in the future. In my view, and I hope yours, all legislation should pass or fail on it's own merits, not because someone is "buying" someone else's vote or because someone is getting a favor for their state or district. I am also asking that you research how new candidates in your district feel about this issue, and ask them for a specific response on their position so we know how they will vote on this issue when it gets to the floor.

Make no mistake, elected officials in Washington have heard us loud and clear, and they are very worried about the future of their careers. And well they should be. Many are retiring becuase the heat has gotten to hot! If enough of us contact our Congressmen, they will have no option but to propose this bill on the floor for a vote. And when they do, we will know exactly who is part of the 'spending problem" in Washington. We'll know exactly who is unable to commit to a balanced budget, and who is and is not serious about reducing our debt and our deficit.

Who Supports Real Budget Reform?

February 5, 2010

It's time to get serious about reducing federal spending and we believe Republicans need to lead by example.

That is why Senator Jim DeMint, chairman of the Senate Conservatives Fund, sponsored a spending reduction package this week that includes two common-sense budget reforms:

1.Ban congressional earmarks for at least one year so lawmakers can begin to break their addiction to pork-barrel spending.

2.Pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution forcing Congress to balance the federal budget each year.

You would think that these two common-sense solutions would be supported by all Republicans. Unfortunately, many Republicans are still addicted to earmarks and will do whatever it takes to keep the congressional favor factory open for business. And believe it or not, there are still some who won't support a Balanced Budget Amendment.

That is why the Senate Conservatives Fund is keeping a list of the Senators who agree to cosponsor both of these important measures. We're not going to reduce spending until we force Congress to end its earmark addiction and we're not going to balance the budget without a mechanism that forces lawmakers to make tough choices.

Please contact your Senators and urge them to cosponsor S.J.Res. 27, the Balanced Budget Amendment, and S.2990, the earmark moratorium.

We're also keeping track of Senate candidates who support these reforms, which will be a factor in future candidate endorsements.

These bills are a start, but they don't go far enough. Our country is in grave jeopardy, and the peril is worsening with each dollar our government spends. We don't have the money! There's lot's of work ahead of us America. Stay on course!!