Monthly Archives: July 2010

Conservative …. But Also Republican!


“Across the country we are pushing the GOP right where the GOP can go right. But at the end of the day, we are on the Republican team.… If you …want to agitate for a third party … go elsewhere.”

by Erick Erickson

“I admit it. I am guilty of it. Knee deep in primary season battling to get conservatives elected against a bunch of squishy picks, it is sometimes difficulty to see the endgame.

Friends, the endgame is simple — Republicans taking back Congress and beating Obama. Either that is the end game or else it is the end of America as we know it. The Democrats have already done enough damage. We can’t let them keep at it.

There is a very real difference between the parties. One party stakes its claim with freedom; the other with equality. And while “equality” sounds good, the only way to keep us all equal is to punish the successful, tear down the creative, and shut up generators of wealth and freedom, keeping us all piled up together on the government run safety net unwilling to let us merely try to succeed. I am with freedom. Therefore, I am with the Republicans. CONT’D CLICK HERE…

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The Intellectual Blackmail of the Left – Peer Pressure

Why is it always the people who have values they believe is deeply who are expected to change to accommodate lawbreakers or other people intent upon redefining and changing important social institutions like marriage? why can’t the minority adjust and moderate their demands in order to not offend the majority? When did we decide that the minority now dictates and defines the social norms for the majority? The modus operendi of the left for the last 10 years has been intolerant, nasty and consistent: “Believe what we believe or we will call you names and discredit you anyway we can”. As pathetic and desperate as it sounds it has gained incresingly more widespread acceptance because initially it worked and worked well. It’s easy for valueless people to submit to this kind of peer pressure and intellectual blackmail… what the heck? What difference does it make and I don’t want to make anyone mad … it’s a quick slide down a slippery slope into the pig pen of marginalized values from there. Country singer Aaron Tippin sings that

“you’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything
You’ve got to be your own man not a puppet on a string
Never compromise what’s right and uphold your family name
You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything”

We tell our children not to fold to peer pressure and “just because you see other people doing something doesn’t mean they should do it” if it’s something they know is wrong… and we tell them not to succumb to peer pressure or the fear of being called names or being an outcast.. basically we try to get them started on living a principled life they can carry forward as they become adults. Now when those same adults find themselves facing the same kind of pressures …especially this day and age…and what do they do? Do they take their own advice? Nope! Well some do..

On immigration I think that our laws should be followed otherwise what’s the use of having them, we put them in place for a reason and it should be enforced…. People tell me “oh but Cameron… you’re not sensitive to their feelings are not sympathetic to their families. You need to change your viewpoint to accommodate their unlawful behavior….if you don’t then …you are a hater, a hatemonger, a Nazi, a racist are only repeating what Beck, O’Reilly, Limbaugh told you to say, a homophobe, you are dumb, stupid, watch Fox News, hate motherhood, kick kittens, drown puppies by throwing them off of bridges, are intolerant and full of anger and hate…and if you don’t change your views then I won’t be your friend anymore?”

On gay marriage… I think marriage is an important Holy Sacrament and so does the church I have belonged to and worshiped at my entire life. This isn’t a preference for me it’s a heartfelt value that goes very deep; it’s not like preferring ketchup over mustard on my hot dog nor is it something I can turn on and off to suit what somebody else thinks I should think…. you tell me “oh but Cameron it doesn’t hurt you to let them get married…change your viewpoint to accommodate their lifestyle choice ….if you don’t then …you are a hater, a hatemonger, a Nazi, are only repeating what Beck, O’Reilly, Limbaugh told you to say, a racist, a homophobe, you are dumb, stupid, watch Fox News, hate motherhood, kick kittens, drown puppies by throwing them off a bridge, are intolerant and full of anger and hate…and if you don’t change your views then I won’t be your friend anymore?”

On Tea party politics… I think spending money you don’t have is unethical, immoral and is to be discouraged no matter who or what you are. Society endorses that viewpoint by assigning better credit ratings to people who pay their bills on time and live within their means…. you tell me “oh but Cameron we can’t cut programs for these people … you are cold and unfeeling and heartless… Change your viewpoint to accommodate governments need to spend way more money than they have an area this country and eternal debt by trying to supply everybody’s needs they should be supplying for themselves….if you don’t then …you are a hater, a hatemonger, a Nazi, are only repeating what Beck, O’Reilly, Limbaugh told you to say, a racist, a homophobe, you are dumb, stupid, watch Fox News, hate motherhood, kick kittens, drown puppies by throwing them off a bridge, are intolerant and full of anger and hate…and if you don’t change your views then I won’t be your friend anymore?”

See what I mean. It’s always so easy for other people to marginalize and show zero respect for people with values who live a principled life because those are concepts that unprincipled people don’t understand and aren’t able to understand the value of. The problem with having black-and-white types of values and absolutes to guide you in life is that they are not available to be altered to accommodate somebody’s desire for you to break them. What good is a value or principle if it is subject to change depending on what feels like the easy thing to do at the time … some of life’s rules are not flexible or open to negotiation or modification. That’s what makes them so special, and that’s what makes deciding some issues that many people struggle with so much easier. I have never had to struggle with the abortion issue… I don’t even consider riding on the max train without paying just because I know I will probably never get checked, I am not trying to say I am perfect and never make mistakes …far from it. Living a principled value driven life doesn’t spare you all of life’s roadbumps it just takes you around the big ones.

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Evidence the Left Hates America …or Has Funny Way of Showing it’s Love.

If liberals really do love America why is it they inevitably end up on the side of our enemies almost every single time? Ann Coulter said that: “liberals invented the myth of “McCarthyism” to legitimize impertinent questions about their own patriotism. They boast (falsely) about their superior stance on civil rights which is dependent upon the most revisionist interpretation of history imaginable but somehow their loyalty to the United States is off limits as the subject of political debate” Here are some of those inconvenient facts that trip them up every time.

The current level of harassment and slandering of the Tea Party is a perfect example: why do liberals mock Americans who want the government to live within its means and who love their country? Calling them “warmongers”, “religious zealots”, “dangerous”, “crazy”, “racist” and “violent”? If members of the left really love this country… then why do they demand that we treat our enemies like they are our friends and our friends like they are our enemies. Members of the extreme left, like the ACLU spend every day actively looking for schools and local governments to sue for saying the Pledge of Allegiance using the words “under God”, or for having signs that say “God Bless America”, a Depiction of the 10 Commandments or Crosses placed on public property. They even have a problem with the word “Christmas”, and actively litigate against something as simple and a part of Christmas as a nativity scene.
Who is the bigger patriot the person who attends tea party events and admires and respects the values that created this country or the people who ridicule them and attempt to dismiss them as being naïve angry and dangerous?
Why do they relentlessly oppose the military, the flag, our national defense, and the Pledge of Allegiance, and when they are called on it they say your a “kook” “a nut” and a “liar”?
The left feels no guilt or responsibility to the truth when they constantly call all conservatives ‘fascists’, ‘racists’, ‘homophobes’, ‘intolerant’ and ‘hatemonger’s’. One definition of Hate speech is: “a conservative who cites actual facts that reflect poorly on the Democrats patriotism” but it’s okay for the Democrat to say anything that pops into their head with little or no regard for the truth if they feel like it.
Who are the real patriots” the people who support the troops, and support the country, or the people who aggressively oppose both?
Are the protesters the real patriots? Believing so is counterintuitive at best.
I saw several bumper stickers the other day right next to an “Obama” cult bumper sticker which said “Beware of Patriotism” and the third was “Silence Dissident Voices”. After the tea party started to gain traction with the American people a security report identified tea party members and Christians as ‘potentially dangerous’ and recommended they be ‘watched closely’. Can anyone forget the amazing remarks made by members of the ‘academic left’ shortly after the 9/11 catastrophe? I remember there was one guy from Columbia University (ironically enough) who said something to the effect that “I don’t know which is more frightening and disturbing, the horror that engulfed New York City or the apocalyptic rhetoric from the White House”. How is it possible for anyone to truly believe there is any parity between radical Islamic terrorists and President Bush’s rhetoric from the Oval Office.?
The left hates and opposes capitalism,
They denounce and reject the sanctity and traditional definition of marriage, they have no problem when 35 million people from other countries walk across our borders and bankrupt our hospitals, cities, and states, they have made a religion out of their worship of the left-wing holy Grail… abortion, they know and understand that free speech is what made and continues to make this country unique and the envy of the world, yet come up with one harebrained idea after another…like the “fairness doctrine” in order to silence those who disagree with them?
All of the liberals able to read know exactly how the Constitution treats the right to gun ownership yet they take advantage of every chance they get in order to dilute or eliminate this most basic and clearly spelled out right. How is it that the same people who argue over whether or not the right to own a gun is protected by the Constitution are able to see and read things like a woman’s right to kill her child, the right for men to marry men and women to marry women, and mandates for the government to expand itself into areas where there is no constitutional authority to support it….. all In the Constitution and much to the detriment of our society.
Is it patriotic to expand the nanny state and to create an entire population of dependent people?
Is it the American dream to not insist that people take responsibility for their own lives?
Is it the American Way to criticize and attack the people among us who created something, or sold something or developed something that made our lives better and made the people who dared to dream and took the risk to bring a new product to market and in the process made themselves rich?
Are patriots the people who see this country as the land of opportunity or the people who think America should take away the wealth earned by the most productive members of society and redistribute it to those who have produced and done nothing except learn how to fill out government forms and hold their hand out during commercial breaks?
Do patriots ignore every available piece of evidence to the contrary in order to ‘celebrate Islam as a religion of peace’?
Why do left leaning people demand that we lift sanctions, cancel embargoes, and try to reason with despotic dictators who make a daily habit of declaring their intent to kill all the infidels (read – us)?
Why would a Democratic senator praise Osama bin Laden for all his good work in the building of day care centers in a post-911 environment?… is Osama a terrorist? Or is he what the left would call him, an “agrarian reformer”?
Liberals are only consistent about a few things: silencing anyone who dares to question a liberals patriotism, ideas or bankrupt ideals, and calling anyone who disagrees with them stupid, crazy, dangerous and a nut!
They see organized religion not as the backbone of this country and not as the origin of the general beliefs which governed this country’s foundation, but as the enemy of the state and as a sinister forces that needs to be eliminated from public discourse. The idea of separation of church and state has been taken to its ridiculous and anti-American extreme.
Liberals malign the flag, ban the pledge, throw cocktail parties for our enemies, or offer them a teaching position at one of these countries universities and call everyone who questions their conduct names of every type imaginable.
They have stood in opposition to the ability for all Americans to exercise their liberties and freedoms whenever those liberties were perceived as a threat to their anti-America dogma.
How is it possible for anyone to claim they love this country and the ideals it was built upon while at the same time voting against securing our borders?
How can someone claim to love this country AND who consistently votes against the ideals it was founded upon?
Senators Wyden and Merkley have both recently voted and/or cosponsored the “Disclose Act” this act was passed with no language for a quick constitutional review (which is not normal for legislation of this kind), with nearly immediate implementation, whose sole purpose is to ban the free and open exchange of political discourse as well as halting almost all grassroots types of election campaigning (Like the Tea party) it specifically exempts labor unions from these free speech restricting laws, and does an end run on the Supreme Court’s ruling allowing corporations to participate in the political process the way labor unions have been participating for decades. The clear and spoken intent of this law is to tilt the playing field towards the Democrats in the November elections. Is it patriotic and a show of your love for the ideals of this country to vote in favor of laws that restrict speech, and circumvent recent legal precedents
We all get to decide these types of things for ourselves …at least for now. Based upon the available evidence what do you think?

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The Center Cannot Hold-The Risks from Fiscal Imbalances

The Center Cannot Hold
Courtesy of John Mauldin, Thoughts from the Frontline

The Risks from Fiscal Imbalances
The Challenge for Central Banks
Bang, Indeed!
The Center Cannot Hold
A Decent Employment Report
Montreal and New York and Italy

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

– William Butler Yeats

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Ever Wondered What the Estimated $1.5 Trillion Annual Deficit Looks like in Cash

Well here you go:

Every single year under the Obama regime we spend 1.5 Trillion more than we take in!

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The USA Welfare state …Hand Ups vs. Hand Outs?


Vance Keaton first hand account of the “worst generation”: those people who readily hope for a bigger and more benevolent government to take care of them like they have been …Only better!

“There is a young couple that lives down the street from me, They are in their twenties and have two children, and drive an old ratted out Honda civic and neither have high school diploma’s, and neither have jobs, They are ex drug users and are basically just useless people with no survival skills at all. And they are now raising two children that will grow up being completely helpless just as the parents. Yes they admit to voting for Obama, Yes they admit that they want Government to take care of them because they have it bad.

I offered to purchase the young man a used lawn mower so he could go around and start mowing the neighbors’ lawns for $20 or $30 dollars a pop and make his family some money. His answer to me was “no thanks that would be too hard” So I said so why don’t you sign up for the military, again his answer was completely outrageous, He stated I haven’t got any reason to do that, Other stupid people believe in doing that” Continued at the source ….http://wwwamericanpatriot-vance.blogspot.com/
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“Government with the consent of the governed” is in jeopardy

ATTENTION JOHN LOCKE AND THOMAS JEFFERSON…. A THOUGHTFUL REMINDER FROM MY GOOD FRIEND FOSTER FRIESS
John Locke’s theory of “government with the consent of the governed” and “individual consent as the basis for political legitimacy” had great impact on our Founding Fathers and our founding documents. We can’t overstate the importance of this principle to our government and way of life. Rasmussen’s national survey showing 23% for and 62% against today’s federal government corresponds with the dramatic shift in voter sentiment being polled and the rise of the Tea Party movement giving voice to the Middle Majority. Why don’t we all head to the ballot box? (Read more.. to continue with this article please click here)

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