"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

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Welcome To The "New" America

This is pretty unbelievable, but we are living in times America hasn't seen in centuries. America, Land of the Free? Still thinking that? Times are changing, and it has everything to do with government. And government is growing! Be wary! And be very, very scared.


State snatches baby when dad accused of being 'Oath Keeper'
'You could be on 'the list' and then child protective services might come'
By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

A 16-hour-old newborn was snatched from her parents by authorities in Concord, N.H., after social services workers alleged the father is a member of Oath Keepers.

The organization collects affirmations from soldiers and peace officers that they would refuse orders that violate the U.S. Constitution, in light of what they perceive as the advance of socialism in the U.S.

The father, Johnathon Irish, told WND that the affidavit signed by Child Protective Service worker Dana Bicford seeking government custody of newborn Cheyenne said the agency "became aware and confirmed that Mr. Irish associated with a militia known as the 'Oath Keepers.'"

Irish, in an interview with WND, said officers and other social services workers ordered him to stand with his hands behind his back, frisked him and then took his daughter from him and his fiancé at Concord Hospital where the baby had been born.

He told WND that other issues cited by authorities included an allegation of child abuse, which he assumed pertained to an incident weeks earlier in which one of his fiance's older sons allegedly was struck by a babysitter.

He said both he and his fiancé had been cleared by authorities in that investigation.

Kathleen Demaris, a spokeswoman for the state agency, refused to comment.

Stewart Rhodes, the founder of Oath Keepers, expressed alarm when contacted by WND, describing the agency as a "chilling monster" that could "come get kids."

On his website, he confirmed the affidavit, along with other allegations, cites Irish's interest in Oath Keepers as a reason to separate the newborn from her parents.

"Yes, there are other, very serious allegations. Out of respect for the privacy of the parents, we will not publish the affidavit. … But please do remember that allegations do not equal facts – they are merely allegations," he said.

"But an even more fundamental point is that regardless of the other allegations, it is utterly unconstitutional for government agencies to list Mr. Irish's association with Oath Keepers in an affidavit in support of a child abuse order to remove his daughter from his custody," Rhodes said.

"Talk about chilling speech! If this is allowed to continue, it will chill the speech of not just Mr. Irish, but all Oath Keepers and it will serve as the camel [nose] under the tent for other associations being considered too risky for parents to dare," he continued. "'Don't you dare associate with such and such group, or you could be on 'the list' and then child protective services might come take your kids.'"

He noted that the state made no allegation that Oath Keepers is "criminal" or that Irish was committing a crime with his affiliation.

Oath Keepers posted a video by George Heminger, who identifies himself as an independent journalist, who was interviewing Irish by telephone:

Editor's Note: The recording is unedited and includes objectionable language.

"We are not advocating or planning imminent violence, which is the established line where free speech ends and criminal behavior begins," Rhodes continued said. "Neither is Oath Keepers a militia, for that matter. However, EVEN IF WE WERE, that also would not be a valid reason to take someone's child away. Private militias just like other voluntary associations, are not illegal, and it is not a crime to associate with them.

"To the contrary, we have an absolute right, won by the blood of patriots, and protected by our First Amendment, to freely associate with each other as we d--- well please so long as we are not advocating or planning imminent violent or directly harming our children (and no, teaching them 'thought crimes' like 'All men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,' or that those who swear an oath should keep it, does not count – at least not yet)," he said.

"A parent associating with a militia is not engaged in child endangerment and is not evidence of child endangerment," he said.

A promise

Oath Keepers' members promise not to obey any order "to disarm the American people," conduct warrantless searches, "detain American citizens as 'unlawful enemy combatants,'" work to impose martial law, invade or subjugate any state, blockade American cities, put Americans in detention camps or "make war against our own people."

That such circumstances could develop has been suggested by the government itself, in an earlier DHS document that cautioned about the possibility of violence from a variety of "extremists," a label that apparently now is being applied to Irish.

WND reported when a Department of Homeland Security report warned against the possibility of violence by unnamed "right-wing extremists" and singled out returning war veterans as particular threats. The report characterized the extremists as people with concerns about illegal immigration, increasing federal power, restrictions on firearms, abortion and the loss of U.S. sovereignty.

The report, "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment," dated April 7, 2009, stated "threats from white supremacist and violent anti-government groups during 2009 have been largely rhetorical and have not indicated plans to carry out violent acts."

However, the document, first reported by talk-radio host and WND columnist Roger Hedgecock, went on to suggest worsening economic woes, potential new legislative restrictions on firearms and "the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks."

The report from DHS' Office of Intelligence and Analysis defined right-wing extremism in the U.S. as "divided into those groups, movements and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups) and those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."

Returning veterans

Most notable was the report's focus on the impact of returning war veterans.

"Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to right-wing extremists," it said. "DHS/I&A is concerned that right-wing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize veterans in order to boost their violent capacities."

In the Irish family situation, the father told WND that a court hearing is schedule Oct. 14. Until that time, he and his fiancé are ordered to have no contact with their daughter.

He described the state's accusations as "false allegations, fabricated allegations and unfounded fact."

Forum page participants at the Oath Keepers site were enraged:

"Make sure you tell this to everyone you know, if this is allowed, none of us with children are safe, is says the govt can take your children because of your affiliations with certain organizations!!"

"This is so scary!!! If they can do this, what next?"

"Be careful with this. The Republic has real enemies and some of them spend all their time sitting in their mom's basement thinking of ways to get us to overreact and make mistakes by which they can discredit us. This could be real, or it could be deliberate a disinformation tactic, a hard count to draw us offsides. Wait for full verification and full story details before doing anything we all might later regret," suggested another.

"Setting a chilling precedent and in a manner befitting the most tyrannical of regimes, the government seized a newborn baby girl today because the father has associated with the lawful, pro-peace, pro-constitution, anti-violence Oath Keepers. What makes this particularly scary is exactly that, that the 'Oath Keepers' is a peaceful, pro-rule of law organization which supports serving military, veterans, peace officers, and firefighters and reminds them of their oath to the Constitution of the United States in a direct and open manner."

Said Rhodes, "Now it is TIME TO PUSH BACK – peaceably, of course, using our voices and pens. Let the officials in question know that you strongly oppose their listing of an association with Oath Keepers as one of the reasons for taking this child. Let them know you insist that they remove that 'reason' from the affidavit and issue a public retraction, and until they do so, they will hear from all of us, and also from our legal counsel. And we won't relent until they respect our First Amendment protected rights of free speech and association and cease and desist this chilling of those rights. Be professional, but firm."

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True (Red, White &) Blue, Patriotic, Unapologetic

And proud to be an American. No country has been perfect throughout their history, but none has been as compassionate and as giving - in terms of money, resources and lives - to help other nations in need, as America and her citizens have been. And none have given as much for the security of man's freedom around the world as we have given, and will continue to give. I hope you will stand with me as I declare that I do not apologize for America's imperfections; I celebrate her strength of character, her desire to ensure all men and women from all nations, whom God has created equal, have the opportunity to live free if they so desire, and her willingness to stand tall in the face of all adversity in pursuit of that worthwhile goal.

I believe in good and evil, and I believe that we are an inherently good nation. And on the scales that balance such things, history will show that despite the few who gladly and actively wish to tarnish our reputation around the world, and the apparent willingness of our government who, along with a small segment of our population, are willing to accept that portrayal, we are indeed the beacon of light that shines brightly around the world. But with that role, comes responsibility. So as we pursue our reclamation, and then our restoration, of a more Constitutional America filled with renewed levels of freedom and liberty, remember that our actions are being watched by millions, if not billions, around the world. And it is our actions that may well be the catalyst that drives other nations to defy their governments in pursuit of increased freedom and liberty in the decades to come. Once again, America will lead the way, because that's who we are.

Join with me and shout "We Are Proud To Be American!" And to all of you from all countries around the world who wish to be American as well, and who support us in your hearts and souls, join us as we battle the evil that has seeped into governments around the globe. Fight for Liberty!

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A Double Cross? It's Just Politics As Usual

Charlie "I'm not running as anything but a Republican" Crist may be up to no good. Two weeks after making that statement, because he couldn't win the Republican nomination against Marco Rubio, he changed his affiliation to Independent. For those of you who do not know, Crist hasn't been doing so well in the polls against Rubio even in that role. So now the question is, "Will Crist run as a Democrat?"

What is wrong with people who vote for chameleons like Crist? Endorsed by Jeb Bush when he was a Republican, he is now being endorsed by Democrat groups! WHO IS CHARLIE CRIST? Does anyone know? What does he stand for? What are his principles? Where is his honor? Who will he vote with, and what will he vote for?

No, my friends, politicians like Charlie Crist are EXACTLY why we are so engaged this year - we no longer need or want unprincipled, dishonorable, lying, hypocritical, finger-in-the-air-to-see-which-way-the-wind-blows, snakes running our government. Bye, Bye Charlie, grab your hat and don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out!

 A Florida Double Crist?

Kendrick Meek might drop out of the Florida senate race and thereby pave the path to victory for Charlie Crist.

TAMPA -- Republican leaders in the Sunshine State are fretting that a deal may be in the works to get Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek out of the Florida Senate race in order to boost Charlie Crist's flagging chances of beating Republican Marco Rubio.

Across the state, groups such as Palm Beach Democrats for Crist and Tampa Democrats for Crist are emerging. Republican fears are further stoked by the almost universal acknowledgment that Mr. Meek has almost no chance to win. Statewide polling has his support in the teens and falling. His money coffers are all but dry. Democrats had hoped that when Mr. Crist abandoned the GOP for an independent run, it would split the Republican vote and propel Mr. Meek into the winner's circle. With four weeks to go, no one believes that now. Mr. Meek, who is African-American, polls strongly only with black voters.

Meanwhile, Mr. Crist is striving to assemble a center-left coalition by winning over Democratic voters. His latest mailing throughout the state was titled "Ten Reasons Democrats Should Vote for Charlie Crist." On issues from health care to taxes, Mr. Crist has moved dramatically to the left.

.Mr. Crist has also refused to say which party he would caucus with if he wins. His latest nonanswer: "I will caucus with the people." But Mr. Crist has met privately with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, adding to GOP paranoia that Democrats may be getting ready to throw the sure loser Mr. Meek over the side. One Republican Party leader tells me he wouldn't be surprised to hear suddenly that "Meek was offered an ambassadorship from Barack Obama." In late September, under pressure from black leaders in Florida, Vice President Biden was sent to stump for the four-term House member, but local Democrats have long doubted the depth of the White House's commitment to the party's candidate.

Now the murmur among Democrats in favor of switching to Mr. Crist is rising again. We'll find out soon, as one GOP county chairman told me, whether Dems finally prefer "to win with Charlie than lose with Meeks."

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Friday, October 8, 2010

See Any Similarities?

A friend of mine sent this to me. It's a short debate. The "regimes" of Atheism and the Progressive Movement, see any similarities between the two? And if so, where do you think it will lead?

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Crist Takes A Page Out Of Obama's Book

Yep, they both throw like girls! I expect to see Crist and Obama in skirts pretty any day now! Perhaps they should play for the same girls team? Can you say, "Get off the mound, Mary!"

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

One World, One Government - Is It Closer To A Reality Than We Know?

And who's really behind it? Maybe we're in a fight to save a country that is no longer savable? If true, isn't that sad? I'm not claiming anything specifically in this post, only hoping to open your mind to possibilities that you can ponder.

The concept and belief that secret societies exist has been a prevalent theme in many cultures (if not all) for centuries upon centuries. Elite groups like these The Bilderberg Group, The Skull & Bones Society, The Fabian Society, The Freemasons, The Council on Foreign Relations, The Tri-Lateral Commission, and The Illuminati among many others have drawn the imagination of millions upon millions (perhaps billions) of people worldwide. If they aren't plotting and planning for something extraordinary, why all the secrecy?

So is it possible that we are witnessing throughout the world the culmination of centuries of planning and process/systems indoctrination as the "one world order" rhetoric and the eventuality of "one world government" become more focused? And in fact become a reality? Are we in the end game of that movement?

And where does Scientology fall into the mix? That's a fairly recent phenomenon, and it's membership is surely elitists. Is there a mutual thread there? And lastly, more and more often we are told by people we would normally perceive as normal - pilots especially - that they have been witnesses to UFO's. Just recently an airport in China was shut down because of a "UFO" over that airport. In another report five
respected pilots confirmed their sightings of UFO's.

Is it possible that this group of secret societies have been working on their own military airforce for decades? God knows they have the money for such a project.  Do they have other weapons of which we are yet unaware? Is it impossible? If not, then think of the possibilities.

Oh, and where did thirteen trillion dollars disappear to from the Federal Reserve? Remember, that "entity" isn't audited by anyone. How is that possible? They print money - no one knows how much, we have to take their word for it - and they destroy money. What else do they do with it?

Here are just a few links to get you started in any research you might want to conduct on the subject of secret societies - there are many you haven't even heard of.





Some of the stuff you'll find in these links is pretty scary, and provides a lot of ammo for the possibility of one or more conspiracies. More than ever...

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This truck is supposedly owned by a Marine. I assume that if it isn't explicitly known to be true, lost amidst all the other signage is a small "Marines" sticker on the back window, so perhaps it was just an assumption that the individual who owns this truck is a Marine. In any event, whoever it is at least supports the Marines! This individual is from Arizona, which may also help to explain some of the opinions portrayed here. Whoever this is sure has a set, though, and that's another clue he/she is probably a Marine!

Click on the image for a larger view! Read and enjoy!

Oh, by the way, did you catch the license plate?

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The Arrogance Of Obama And His Posse

The US Constitution - Our Founding Document, And It Doesn't Matter? These people actually think they are smarter than the Founders? Really? How much wisdom have you heard dripping off their lips? They couldn't hold a candle to any ONE of the people memorialized on and around the National Mall, and yet they claim the Constitution doesn't matter? These people are traitors and they are treacherous; and their dismissal of upholding the Constitution, as required by the oath they've taken, is treasonous! Impeachment and/prison for them all! It's time to send a message, and set an example, that our Constitution IS the rock on which THIS country was built. We will not accept, nor will we allow ANYONE to subjugate it's authority, not any longer! And if anyone doesn't like it, they shouldn't run for office - any office. And a a private citizen if they still can't stomach it? They can LEAVE THE COUNTRY!!!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thank You? Are You Serious?

There are many reasons for barack obama's election. Ignorance, race and racial pride, historical implication, a belief that "change" meant what each individual expected it to mean even though it was never defined, a well designed and implemented marketing strategy, misrepresentation of the truth, and the repackaging of obama himself all contributed to that result. And because of our national impulsiveness to "vote our heart" instead of our intellect, we find ourselves here today, looking ahead four weeks to what we hope will be the beginning of the process to reclaim and restore our Republic. So Mr. President, do you still think we should be thankful?

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Amen Pastor Jeffress!

Thank God there are still reasonable people who will speak out on the Islam issue in an attempt to spread the truth about that religion. For those of you who continue to hide your head in the sand, or continue to view Islam through the prism of your own faith, I challenge you to watch this video! And if you do, remember, this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the violence and hatred, and in some cases, moral indecency, that is prevalent in Islamic culture and which Islam incites throughout the world. And also remember the intent to export Islam to America. Why do you think that is? Because they love America? If you believe that, then how do you explain that Islam is also being exported to many, many other countries throughout the world? They love all those other countries too? Come on, use your common sense...

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Dems Not Only Growing The Government...

They also want to grow the unions. On October 4th Brad Sherman introduced "dramatic legislation that would eliminate so-called “right-to-work” laws, which was applauded by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Sherman has a strong record of supporting working men and women and earned a 100% rating from the AFL-CIO." - From Shermans website.

What this means is that, if passed, and you work for any company that has a union, you would no longer have a choice whether or not to join that union - it would be forced, along with the dues associated with it. Another thiong the government would mandate you purchase. So much for freedom, huh?

Currently there are only 22 states that do not force citizens who belong to unions to join those unions. Why isn't it 50? When did the other 28 states lose that freedom? And if you are in a state that currently has that freedom, why would you want to lose it? Darker shaded states below are currently right to work states.

This is lame-duck legislation, one of about 20 pieces, the Dems are going to try to ram through Congress between election day and mid-January. It is encumbent upon each of us to remain aware of the bills being introduced, and to contact our Senators and Reps as often as needed - daily if necessary! Our voices have been heard, they will be heard louder still on November 2nd, and they must be heard even louder than that for the 10 weeks following those elections. And in reality, they must continued to be heard as we voice our opinions regarding in which direction we want our country to go for this point forward. To use the motto of 9/11 and attribute to the cause of Liberty and the Constitution, Never Forget!

Read the entire article here.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Don't Cave 2010

That's what we MUST tell the Republicans! And then we MUST stand firmly behind them for the next 4 months. Congress, and the lame duck session that is surely coming, MUST NOT BE ALLOWED to continue it's reckless spending and taxing once America's voice has been heard in November. Here's a good article from Jim DeMint. Be prepared to contact your Senators and Representatives regularly once the Novermber elections have decided the new direction towards which America will head. Our involvement is crucial!

October 5, 2010

The Fired Congress

In December, more than a dozen senators will come back to Washington and decide how much more tax money to take from Americans, without being accountable to any of them.

Some companies have a policy that once someone is fired, they aren’t allowed back on the premises out of fear they might do further damage to the company. It’s too bad Congress doesn’t have the same policy. Because before they’re replaced in January, all of the Democrats who are put out of a job in November will be able to come back and rob the nation blind.

More than a dozen senators will come back to Washington and decide how much more tax money to take from Americans, without being accountable to any of them. Higher taxes, cap-and-trade, amnesty, and card check will be top-priority items for the Fired Congress, otherwise known as the lame-duck Congress. They’re also likely to roll unfinished appropriations bills into a massive, pork-stuffed omnibus to snag every last possible earmark on their way out of Washington.

This must not happen. The only acceptable outcome of the lame-duck session is a continuing resolution to keep government operating at current levels of spending and taxation, as I pushed the Senate to do in 2006 after Republicans lost the majority to the Democrats. No last-minute earmarks, no add-ons, no tax increases, and no big deficit spending.

By simply passing a continuing resolution that kept the government funded at current levels until February 2007, Republicans stopped more than 10,000 earmarks from being enacted and prevented big spenders in Congress from wasting billions of dollars on pork-barrel projects. Then, 2007 became the year without earmarks, because when that temporary continuing resolution expired in February, Congress extended it for the rest of the year. We should adopt the same approach during the 2010 lame-duck session.

To stop a wasteful omnibus and instead secure a continuing resolution, Republicans must hold together. Fortunately, the GOP may have a few reinforcements on the way. Three new senators will take office immediately following the midterms — one each from Delaware, Illinois, and West Virginia, where special elections are being held to replace temporarily appointed senators. And the Republicans running in these races are eager to help.

Illinois Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk has promised that if he wins, “I will become the 42nd Republican senator, with the opportunity to put the brakes on any lame-duck overreach.”

Delaware Republican candidate Christine O’Donnell has made it part of her pitch, too. “Who do you want serving in that lame-duck session?” she has said. “Someone who’s going to promote that very liberal agenda that can’t even get enough Democratic support, or someone who is going to push back against the establishment?”

West Virginia’s Republican Senate candidate, John Raese, who is up in the polls, has stated unequivocally that he would oppose the Democrats’ lame-duck agenda. He has said, “It is completely inappropriate for House and Senate Democrats, who would be in cahoots with President Obama, to take up any legislation that would significantly affect the country after an election that will considerably alter the political landscape of Congress. Any attempt to do so would be a slap in the face to all Americans who voted for a change from the liberal status quo.”

More candidates should go on the record with such statements. There’s a whole month of campaigning left before the midterms, and voters can extract promises from their elected officials not to let the Fired Congress pass major legislation. This is a reasonable request that even the Democrats should be able to support. Colorado Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck has called on Democratic senator Michael Bennet to promise to oppose any tax hikes Harry Reid may try to ram through during the lame-duck session. All Senate Democrats up for election this year should be asked to do the same.

Getting more elected officials to speak out against a spendthrift lame-duck session can help deter the Democratic leadership from cramming it with votes. It’s been reported that Democrats are considering as many as 20 pieces of legislation to bring up for a vote. After failing to get the New START Treaty (an agreement that hurts America’s missile-defense systems) ratified, to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell,” and to pass legislation to give amnesty to illegal aliens, Democrats see opportunity after the elections, when a number of their members won’t have anything to lose.

Democrats are also hoping that the pressure of a Christmas deadline will get some Republicans to break their way. White House senior adviser David Axelrod recently said he thinks Republicans will “blink” and help Democrats raise taxes as the end-of-the year deadline approaches. Republicans must not cave.

Democrats are playing political games and Americans are going to fire them for it in November. When the Democrats come back in December to box up their personal belongings, Republicans must make sure that’s all they take with them. — Jim DeMint is a U.S. senator from South Carolina.

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Progressives Being Duped? I Don't Think So!

Progressives and Communists: Out of the Closet -- Together
By Paul Kengor

A close look at the Saturday "One Nation" rally in Washington reveals something quite telling. It was a major gathering of the "progressive" left, highly billed, vigorously promoted. And it happened to include -- in fact, it warmly accepted -- the endorsement of Communist Party USA.

Expectedly, a bunch of the rally's endorsers carried the word "progress" or "progressive" in their title, from People’s Organization for Progress to Progressive Democrats of America. More still unhesitatingly describe themselves as progressive, from racial eugenicist Margaret Sanger's Planned Parenthood to Norman Lear's heirs at People for the American Way, plus the usual suspects from the "social justice" Religious Left.

And then, too, there was CPUSA. Why is this so remarkable? It's remarkable because historically, communist involvement at these rallies has been meticulously concealed, hidden from progressives, with the communists using the progressives as props -- as dupes.

That the two sides here, on Saturday, happily accepted one another, proudly uniting, shows how far to the left progressives have moved, not to mention their unflagging confidence under the ascendancy of Obama-Pelosi-Reid.

My personal experience on this is very instructive. I've chronicled how communists, for a century now, cunningly manipulated progressives, surreptitiously drawing them into their rallies, protests, and petitions, not letting themselves (or their intentions) be known. I have fliers from marches sixty and seventy years ago, with many of the same endorsers that were there on Saturday, but with CPUSA's name smartly absent, even as CPUSA members canvassed the rally, if not spearheading it.

Back then, the communists' stunning successes suckering progressives shocked even Moscow. They fooled them right up to the front gates of the White House in the summer of 1940, where the hideous communist front the American Peace Mobilization duped even the New York Times into headlining it as a "clergy group." They pulled off an extraordinary stunt in Chicago in the summer of 1968, sabotaging the Democratic National Convention. Communists managed to enlist progressives into undermining their own Democratic presidents and parties and platforms.

As an indicator of the success and duration of this manipulation, consider this fact:  When Congress, in December 1961, published its seminal investigation of communist fronts, titled "Guide to Subversive Organizations and Publications," a product of research dating to the founding of the American Communist Party in Chicago in 1919, the most popular index listing started with the word "Progressive." It was progressive groups that were misled, used, abused, and infiltrated more than any other.

How long has this continued? All the way to the 2008 election. Consider the group Progressives for Obama, formed during Obama's presidential bid. It was loaded with and even founded by some hardcore communists from the 1960s. Consider merely two of them: Tom Hayden, one of the group's four founders, and Mark Rudd, one of the 94 original signers. Hayden and Rudd had been leaders of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), which subverted the policies and plans of Democratic presidents ranging from Vietnam to the 1968 convention. In 2008, both Hayden and Rudd suddenly reemerged as "Progressives for Obama."

Rudd’s take on how Obama won the 2008 election is shrewd -- and dead on. Understanding that moderates and independents made the difference, Rudd noted the crucial importance of Obama not openly conceding his far-left views. Rudd wrote,

Obama is a very strategic thinker. He knew precisely what it would take to get elected and didn’t blow it. But he also knew that what he said had to basically play to the center to not ... scare centrist and cross-over voters away. He made it. ... And I agree with this strategy. ... Any other strategy invites sure defeat. It would be stupid to do otherwise in this environment.

Basically, what Rudd said is that Obama hoodwinked "centrist" and "cross-over" voters. As Rudd rightly put it, Obama couldn't be candid about his true intentions in "this environment." That's an environment where Americans, in poll after poll, have described themselves as "conservative" over "liberal" by a margin of 2:1, by approximately 40% to 20%, for decades now. Incredibly, those numbers were unchanged even on November 4, 2008, when Obama easily won the election.

Thus, a candidate like Obama can succeed only by pushing his agenda guardedly. He ran as a centrist, not as National Journal's certified "most liberal senator in 2007." It worked. As Rudd put it, Obama "didn't blow it."
America’s exalted moderates and independents were duped by a nebulous, catch-all-be-all banner of "change." Now, the progressives are in power, ready to implement the kind of change they had in mind all along. And now, with Obama having secured victory, the likes of Rudd and Hayden -- shocked that the electorate finally voted for their kind of guy -- have been less circumspect about their intentions. Rudd urges, "Here's my mantra: 'Let's put this country on our shoulders and get to work.'" Rudd has rolled up his sleeves, as have his erstwhile comrades.

And that was precisely what spilled into the streets on Saturday, October 2 in the "One Nation" rally, fittingly centralized in Washington. This time, however, the collective was unafraid, buttressed by a confidence that coaxed the communists out of the closet and into the welcoming arms of "progressives."

Gee, you'd think that after the collapse of the USSR and the Berlin Wall, and after 100 million corpses, progressives would be fleeing communists like the plague.

The election of Obama-Pelosi-Reid in November 2008 -- by America's "independents" and "moderates" -- has dawned a new day for the American Left -- or, at least perhaps, until November 2010. We shall see.

Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College

So, here are some questions: Are there two Democratic Party ideologies; one far left that incorporates the Communist Party of America, and one that espouses leftist liberalism? Which faction do most people who claim to belong to the Democrat Party most identify with? Which faction has the strongest hold on the Party? Will the average citizen have rthe character to recognize that the party they affiliated with is actually the new Communist Party in America, and will they have the character to vote in more moderate liberals much like those affiliated with the conservative mov ement want to vote out RINO's and bring more conservatism to the Republican Party? Can the left be as successful in driving that agenda as the right has been? And lastly, have the progressives been duped as Professor Kengor intimates, or have they just blindly become the Communist Party?
And here's an interesting aside... Notice that once again, Chicago is at the center of things!
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Monday, October 4, 2010

Everybody Grab Your Board

Ok, so I'm going to try to illustrate socialism here. I hope I am able to articulate, well enough, my point.

Most of us on the more conservative end of the ideological spectrum believe that personal responsibility is a good first step towards smaller government and a stronger national morality. We believe that the individual should work to secure their own future. You will find a quote on the right side of my blog from Tecumseh. He was a great Shawnee warrior, and his story is legend. He said, "From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune." He was brave, honorable, had integrity and principle; and was true to his beliefs. All things we espouse for ourselves.

On the other hand we have the liberals and progressives who believe that men (and women) of lesser drive, intelligence, resources, life experiences, character, will, honor, social standing or integrity should be "helped" (coddled) by a "compassionate" society. To do this, the left requires that all with "means" provide for those without. A direct opposite, and foreign, process of thinking from Tecumseh's. So let's take a look at that.

In a "conservative world" philosophy, individuals are expected to create their own wealth, and take responsibility for their own lives, by working hard, saving, investing, and making wise decisions. Through that process, they build a life. In many, many cases that includes the ownership of a house. And those that do not yet have a house, strive to attain one. In the conservative philosophy, no one would provide for your housing, though family would "take you in" until you got on your feet. Come the harsh climates of winter, many who had not yet created their own house would perish because they were unable to survive on their own and had no family to help them. You might say that lacks "compassion", but in the illustration of this environment you will notice that some survive.

A "liberal/progressive world" philosophy, is an enabling philosophy. It fosters an individuals perception of entitlement and those individuals look to the government for their sustenance. And that entitlement philosophy is self-perpetuating in nature. The more the government believes it is responsible for "taking care" of people, the more the people feel entitled to the programs being offered. Yet all the money required for those programs comes from the group living in the "conservative philosophy world".  So now it's time to provide some housing for the "entitlement class". Where's the incentive to "maintain" the property? Where's the sense of pride, of ownership?

This is exactly why socialism does not work - there is no "ownership" of the direction one takes; no "personal investment", no personal responsibility. Thus the system continues to erode and more and more money is required to maintain it.

In this illustration of  "conservative vs. liberal/progressive" philosophies I've used "living quarters" to illustrate my point. The conservatives expect you to be self-reliant enough to build your own house, while the Libs want to take from the conservatives and give to the entitlement class. The only problem is there are only so many houses being produced. So what the government will actually do, under the guise of "compassion" and the illusion of "helping" the underprivileged, is take a house form a conservative, tear it apart, and hand out boards to everyone! They think this makes the masses happy, because the "masses" are getting something for nothing, while, in the process, the government is only making one conservative "home-owner" unhappy - a political windfall! But what the entitlement class doesn't understand is that they can't build a house with the board they've been given. To do that, the government will have to allow conservatives to build more houses and then confiscate them, tear them down, and pass out more boards. Eventually the entitlement class will have enough boards to build their house; they just won't know how. And if they get antsy and impatient, maybe some of them will go out and steal some boards. But again, they won't know how to build their house. Will those who have those skills be required by the government to use them? And how is that living in the Land of the Free? How is any of this?

So now when the harsh elements of winter hit again, everyone will perish because no one will have a house - not the entitlement class people (who only have boards), and not the conservatives who had their houses confiscated by the government. And you call this compassion? Yep, I sure can see how socialism can work. Quick, everyone, grab your board!

God help us!

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