Archive | March, 2010

Ever Wonder Where You Fit In The Scheme Of Things?

(HatTip to 1SupremeGoddess)

New Civilian Army Hidden Within The Healthcare Bill?

Remember this from the campaign trail?

How many of you are aware that the healthcare bill created another army?

Knowledge is power, and Kelly Wolf’s recent editorial at Right Side News deserves review by American citizens. Although Wolf couches the editorial as speculation and conjecture, it looks as if the “progressive” Left may have established a variation of Barack Obama’s private army. It all depends on how nefarious their intent is. On page 1,311 of the healthcare legislation passed last Sunday and signed into law by President Obama a new army, a Commissioned Corps and Ready Reserve Corps, is created. Wolf contends,

“The bill contains all the elements to allow this hostile administration all the power it needs to completely control and eventually destroy every freedom and liberty of Americans.  It gives the government total power over the health and well-being of each citizen, making us supplicants to their throne of Government controlled HealthCare.”

The rest of Wolf’s editorial can be read here and I recommend reading both it and the healthcare bill.

Crossposted at David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog

Wet Dreams Of The Great Communist Revolution, Part 2

Part 1 introduced the Left’s wet dream of the Great Communist Revolution, the transformation of America from free market capitalism to government control of all economic sectors; whereby the American people are dependent upon the government for all products, resources, and services, how they will be produced, and who is to produce them. This is the Left’s  bloodless coup d’etat in America.

Sunday night the House of Representatives voted for the passage of nationalized healthcare and the Obama administration now controls another 18% of the American economy, individuals are mandated to purchase a service under penalty of fine and/or imprisonment, and the IRS is set to enforce the law once signed by President Obama. Part 2 focuses on the remaining sectors under attack and how the Left may succeed in bringing their wet dream of the Great Communist Revolution to fruition.

From the outset the Obama administration implemented the Cloward-Piven strategy to overwhelm the American economic and financial systems in order to successfully seize control and implement their radical agenda. Using the deception of Cap-and-Trade they aim to takeover an additional 8% of the American economy.

The energy sector will fall under the control of the federal government through a convoluted attempt at economic central planning, increasing regulation and taxation of the American people to unprecedented levels. A Heritage Foundation study of the House Waxman-Markey legislation finds that the law “would make the United States about $9.4 trillion poorer mostly from reduced economic productivity and job loss.”

The bill raises the cost of energy high enough that individuals and businesses will be forced to use less of it, thereby centralizing control of the industry in the hands of the federal government. Furthermore, this bill contains a “placeholder“ for legislation to be inserted AFTER enactment, and an “emergency provision” that gives the President “almost limitless power over private economic activity and individual liberty.”

If the aforementioned economic seizures don’t ensure the downfall of capitalism and the American republic, the Obama administration is hedging their bets by debauching the U.S currency and bankrupting the country. The administration’s perpetual massive spending has reached epic proportions and is unsustainable. Despite a $2.2 trillion budget for 2010, massive government spending prompted Congress recently to raise the debt ceiling an additional $1.9 trillion, or just over $6,500 per person, making it the largest debt limit increase in U.S. history. The President’s 2011 budget is an estimated $3.8 trillion.


Increased spending, and its accompanying debt, will increase taxation to levels high enough to create disincentives to undertake private enterprise. Once this level is achieved, it remains for the government to fill in the resulting gap with public spending, such that private enterprise will be under the control of the federal government or will be producing products and services at the behest of the federal government.

The US debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio is estimated to climb to 97.5% this year, an increase from 87.4%. And worse, the debt-to-GDP ratio does not include unfunded liabilities for Social Security, Medicare, or the $5 Trillion in Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac mortgage-backed debt.

Moody’s Investors Service has warned the US is close to losing its triple-A credit status if the country doesn’t get a grip on its deficit spending, if interest costs rise, if growth further weakens, or if the US government fails to successfully unwind its bank bailout plans.

President Obama has turned what began as a financial crisis into a recession. If not halted, his continued radical policies will initiate a steep depression throughout the country. Once the administration’s takeover of the U.S. economic sectors is complete, they will successful govern every aspect of American life. Those areas they fail to overtake initially will be implemented through seemingly benign legislation and progressively moved forward to achieve their end result.

State-led economies using Keynesian economics fail as the cost of the welfare state spins out of control. Individuals and special interest groups learn how to “game” the system and are no longer productive members of society. It is an experiment that is certain to fail. The Obama administration is focused on the power and control Keynesian economics provides them and their associates; the plausible justification conferred for their control of all U.S. economic sectors.

The radical Left’s transformation of America’s guiding economic principles from free market capitalism to absolute control by the federal government is nearing achievement. President Obama has succeeded in conquering a large portion of the U.S. economic sectors and is “fundamentally transforming the United States of America” as the radical Left’s wet dream of the Great Communist Revolution nears climax. If healthcare reform and cap-and-trade are signed into law the federal government will control 56% of the U.S. economy. In the name of economic development and national security, what shall they next declare their need to control?

“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.” – Ronald Reagan

Cross-posted at NewsRealBlog

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary…

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 of 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 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 to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on 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 shewn 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 invariably 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.

Boehner’s Last Stand: “Hell No You Can’t!”

Now that is a speech!

Senate Minority Leader John Boehner made his last stand before the final vote on healthcare Sunday night prior to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s final words.

Watch this awesome speech at David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog

Bart Stupak’s Cheap Date

Bart Stupak has been proven to be a liar when it comes to healthcare. But he’s also a cheap date! Two days ago this little announcement quietly appeared on his House page with no media fanfare. Hey, Bart! At least Senator Landrieu sold herself for millions.

U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) announced three airports in northern Michigan have received grants totaling $726,409 for airport maintenance and improvements.  The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration.

“This federal funding will help these airports better provide critical services to communities in northern Michigan,” Stupak said.  “I am pleased the FAA has made this investment in our local airports and the individuals and businesses they serve.”

Crossposted at David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog

Video: Stupak Has Lied About Healthcare Vote All Along

It looks like pro-life Democrat Bart Stupak has lied to Americans in opposition to the current health care bill. He never intended to vote against the legislation when it came down to final vote. Listen to this video of  Bart Stupak recorded last year, when he was unaware he was being recorded.

Hat Tip to Stand In The Gap and Gateway Pundit

Crossposted at David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog

Wet Dreams Of The Great Communist Revolution, Part 1

Communism: n. A system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single, often authoritarian party holds power, claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people.

Vladimir Lenin coined the phrase “the commanding heights” to symbolize the sectors of the economy that largely control or support others, such as oil, railroads, banking, steel and foreign trade. From the late 1920s until the 1980s nearly all products, resources and services in the Soviet Union were owned and operated by the government. Like 20th century communist Russia, the United States is experiencing a period in which the majority in government view themselves as controlling the commanding heights of its economy.  Prior to his election in November 2008 Barack Obama gave notice of the agenda about to be implemented when he said,

“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

This fundamental transformation is the achievement of the Left’s wet dream of the Great Communist Revolution, the transformation of America from free market capitalism to government control of its commanding heights; an economy whereby the American people are dependent upon the government for all products, resources, and services, how they will be produced, and who is to produce them. 

To understand the Left’s method and objective with the U.S economy, one needs to understand the purpose of the economic theory they implemented immediately upon gaining control of both the executive and legislative branches to “solve” the financial crisis. The economic principles of John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946) are highly prized by the Left because they provide rulers with plausible justification for their control of the population. In his book, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, Keynes begins

“Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. As the inflation proceeds and the real value of the currency fluctuates wildly from month to month, all permanent relations between debtors and creditors, which form the ultimate foundation of capitalism, become so utterly disordered as to be almost meaningless; and the process of wealth-getting degenerates into a gamble and a lottery.

“Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.”

The U.S. economic crisis was precipitated in late June 2008 by Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer’s intentional leak of a memo questioning the solvency of IndyMac bank. The memo triggered a deposit run on IndyMac which led to its failure. The combination of IndyMac’s failure, Lehman Brothers collapse and Fannie Mae’s impending subprime mortgage crash  effected a gathering storm in the markets until September 15th when, in a matter of hours, a colossal drawdown of money market accounts in the U.S. caused the disappearance of $550 billion from the American banking system. Rep. Paul Kanjorski of Pennsylvania stated if authorities had not closed the banks that day, $5.5 trillion would have been withdrawn from US banks, which would have caused the collapse of the U.S.

Combined with mortgage industry failures, this electronic run on banks handed the Democrats in Congress the justification to utilize the panic for political benefit and initiate the nationalization of the banking and mortgage industries under the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP.)  This early October Surprise propelled Barack Obama into office and provided further ammunition for his administration’s deliberate takeover of the private market. As White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel says,

“Never let a serious crisis go to waste… it’s an opportunity to do things you couldn’t do before.”

Immediately upon his inauguration, the Obama administration moved to seize control of the leading U.S. economic sectors. Igniting the first generational theft in the history of the United States, Congressional Democrats passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a.k.a. the Democrat Stimulus Slushfund, with a $787 billion pricetag. Estimates are that the true ten year cost of the Stimulus package is $3.27 trillion.

Within months the administration commandeered more than 30% of US economy, quadrupled the National Debt, drove national unemployment to almost 18%, and engineered their future control of the remaining economy. After mandating federal control of TARP-assisted bank pay structures, they explored ways to dictate pay at private companies, violated existing contract law, and promoted the completion of bank nationalization by demanding direct ownership in banks that might not otherwise survive the downturn. 

Using TARP bailout funds gained through the threat of financial Armageddon and martial law, the government now holds majority ownership in GMAC, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and AIG, as well as a large share of Citigroup. Despite the legal promise that all TARP funds outlayed would be returned to the taxpayer upon collection by the federal government, President Obama continues to reallocate TARP funds at his whim.

Control of the banking and mortgage industries is only one phase of the Left’s agenda. Executive and legislative endeavors have been established to control telecommunications, airline and railroad industries, subway and light-railway systems, the tobacco industry, healthcare and energy. Two-thirds of the American auto industry has been nationalized, violating existing bankruptcy and contract law between debtors and creditors as the administration handed controlling interest of Chrysler to the United Auto Workers Union.

House and Senate Democrats are currently pushing legislation which orders a complete overhaul of the financial regulatory system and forces the largest financial firms to pay in advance for possible future failures. The Financial Regulatory Reform Bill will give regulators and the executive branch unprecedented power over banks, bank holding companies, insurance companies, hedge funds, finance companies and any other company that might be deemed too big to fail. It will create a new consumer protection agency with near limitless power and institute a $50 billion permanent TARP. According to former Treasury official Peter J. Wallison, the bill will “essentially turn over control of the financial system to the government and seriously impair competition in all areas of finance.” Investor’s Business Daily notes,

“If we are seeing a far-left coup against capitalism in this country, this bill could deliver the death blow, marching Wall Street down a road to serfdom in the name of ‘social justice.’ ”

In a move to gain control of an additional 18% of the U.S. economy Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats are attempting to ram ‘single-payer’ universal healthcare into law against the will of the American people. House Democrats proposed the unconstitutional “Slaughter Rule” to pass healthcare by “deeming” the bill to have been passed and avoiding a direct vote on the legislation. Democrats believe the Constitution’s Article I, Section VII, Clause II no longer applies to them and the “process doesn’t matter.” Representative Alcee Hastings of Florida noted,

“I wish that I had been there when Thomas Edison made the remark that I think applies here: ‘There ain’t no rules around here — we’re trying to accomplish something.’ And therefore, when the deal goes down, all this talk about rules, we make ‘em up as we go along.”

If the current health care legislation is signed into law U.S. residents will be mandated by federal law to purchase health insurance, more than 100 new government agencies will be created, the federal government will gain access to private individual bank accounts, and the IRS will become the police force ensuring Americans have “acceptable” coverage. Failure by individuals to pay for mandated coverage will be punishable by fine and/or imprisonment. Heavy fines will be imposed on private businesses who fail to fund coverage for employees or if any employee uses federal subsidies to purchase health insurance, compelling many companies to drop existing health care packages or reduce the number of employees. Businesses who cannot afford the increased exenditures may go out of business.

Accounting gimmicks and political trickery aside, the actual cost of implementing the healthcare bill adds billions to the CBO’s $940 billion preliminary estimate. Financing the legislation for ten years to provide five years of benfits will lead to exponential growth of the program’s cost thereafter, and can only be achieved through increased fees and taxation on citizens, manufacturers, insurers and employers.

But the healthcare legislation is not actually meant to provide benefits to Americans. It’s a means to an end. Pedro do la Torre, of the Center for American Progress, confirmed nationalization of student loans was planned to coincide with passage of the healthcare bill,

“It was the plan all along. When the budget came out for 2010, instructions were given for reconciliation for both healthcare and student loans.”

Using the Cloward-Piven strategy the Obama administration is overwhelming the system at lightening speed  as they seize control of as many sectors of the American economy as possible. Tune in tomorrow for Part 2 of this series as we focus on how the Left will bring their wet dream of the Great Communist Revolution to fruition unless stopped.

Continue reading: Part 2

Cross posted at NewsRealBlog

America Rising: An Open Letter to Democrat Politicians

You were elected on a promise of hope and change. You’ve disappointed us. WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH AND WE ARE TAKING OUR COUNTRY BACK.

“Code Red” – House Target List on Health Care

The National Republican Congressional Committee has published a House Democrat target list on health care, representatives Pelosi and Obama are strongarming to vote “Yes” on nationalized health care. Click here to view how each representative voted last November and their current status. Each representative’s name is an active link to their contact information, so grab your phone and let’s tell them how We the People feel about their unconstitutional health care bill. Let them know, in no uncertain terms, if they vote for yes on health care we will donate our time and money to actively support and campaign for their opponents this year. We will ensure their term in office ends in November.

Tuesday, March 16th – The People’s Surge against Obamacare 2.0

Tea Party activists are planning a major rally Tuesday on Capitol Hill, in front of the Cannon House Office Building at the corner of Independence and New Jersey Avenue S.E. at 9 a.m. Protesters are planning to visit their Congress members’ offices to ask them to vote against the health-care bill.

Please meet Freedomworks in front of the Cannon House Office Building to pick up an area map, office locations, talking points and lobbying tips. For more information please contact Kahryn Rombach at 202-942-7616 or krombach@freedomworks.org. Please note that there are multiple entrances to all three buildings, so try to use all of them.

You can also contact Diana Reimer at (267) 446-7124 or philatppatriots@gmail.com or Robin Stublen at nelbuts5256@gmail.com or (941) 769-0369
to find out more.

Buses can drop off passengers at Maryland Ave. and 3rd Street SW. Click here for more information about bus permits and parking in DC.

If you can’t make it to DC for this important event, please visit the local office of your congressman. You can find the office location by visiting http://house.gov

Please make sure that you find out where your congressmen is, and then go inside and ask his staff for a face to face meeting. Stay there as long as you have to in order to get a meeting. Ask your friends who couldn’t make it to DC to call Tuesday morning to say that they support you, but that they couldn’t make it themselves. This will send a powerful message to your congressman.

Longworth House Office Building has a cafeteria where you can grab lunch. Also, some have asked where the closest metro stop is. It’s Capitol South on the Blue/Orange lines.

How a Bill Becomes a Law

This morning I’m giving a shout out (with a little bit of snark) to the members of the House and Senate.

How To Pass Bills In Congress Without Voting On Them

In case you missed it last week, Congressional Democrats have devised a plan to pass healthcare reform without House members actually voting on the bills passage. I’ve written about it here and you can listen to David Axelrod explain why Democrats shouldn’t follow Constitutional laws here. But I ran across a great little video that easily explains the Slaughter Solution, or how to pass bills in Congress without voting on them.

Crossposted at David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog

Axelrod: Americans Are Too Stupid To Care About Congressional Procedures

The audacity and arrogance of the Obama administration was once again on full display this week when Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod appeared on NBC’s Meet The Press responding to questions surrounding Congressional use of the “Slaughter Solution” to pass healthcare reform. Explaining why Democrats shouldn’t follow Constitutional laws Axelrod justified their actions,

“The one thing I am sure of is that the American people don’t know or care much about the sequencing of parliamentary procedures.”

Axelrod is far from the first administration official to share his elitist attitude over the American people, but he is the latest to demonstrate the precise level of ignorance the administration feels American citizens hold. In the eyes of the Obama administration, they’re passing legislation you need but don’t understand because you lack the education or ability to comprehend it. Their arrogance blinds them from seeing that the American people do understand. That’s why we’re against their agenda!

Watch the video at David Horowitz’s NewsReal

The Slaughter Solution: The Metamorphosis of The American Republic Into Government By Fiat


fiat [ˈfaɪət -æt], n., a legally binding command or decision; an arbitrary order or decree

A very dangerous act is being attempted by the Left to secure their rule over the American people and transform the legislative process from a Constitutional Republic to a government by fiat. Today on Fox News Sunday, Democratic leader Rep. Chris Van Hollen admitted Democrats intend to use the unconstitutional “Slaughter Rule” as a solution to ram nationalized health care through Congress without majority vote and in defiance to the will of the American people.

The Slaughter rule would declare that the House of Representatives “deems” the Senate health care bill “passed” by the House. House members would have to vote on whether to accept the rule, but would then be able to claim they only voted for a rule, not for the bill itself. In other words, Democrats will avoid a direct vote on the health care bill while allowing it to become law! They will take over one-sixth of the US economy without voting on it in direct violation to the legislative process defined by the U.S Constitution.  Article I, Section VII, Clause II specifically states,

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively.

Constitutional Attorney Mark R. Levin described the severity of this action on our Republic,

“Here we have the President of the United States and Congressional leaders actually talking about the possibility of a brazen and open violation of one of the most fundamental aspects of our Constitution and Republic! How we actually make laws!

Let me be as clear as I know how. If this is done, this will create the greatest Constitutional crisis since the Civil War. It would be 100 times worse than Watergate.

…It would be government by fiat… meaning there would be no law… the mere discussion by officials in this government is such a grotesque violation of the actual legislative function of Congress [that it] puts us… at the brink. At the brink.

This is why we conservatives revere the Constitution. This is why we stress the Constitution’s words have meaning and historical context and must be complied with. Because otherwise we have anarchy, which leads to tyranny.

This is a crucial lesson for those of you who… aren’t sure what your beliefs are, or if you have any beliefs. Or aren’t sure if you even care. We have an effort underway by the one of the most powerful chairmen in Congress, the woman who heads the Rules Committee, …openly discussing gutting Congress. Gutting Congress.”

Our Founding Fathers intentionally designed the government of the United States as a Republic, a political order in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who vote for representatives responsible to them. If successful in using the “Slaughter Solution” to pass healthcare, precedence will be set for Democrats to disregard Constitutional law and the citizens they represent from this point forward. “Progressive” transformation of the American government and way of life will no longer be an issue. The “Slaughter Solution” will be their justification to ram every leftist policy they choose into law. The government of the United States will cease to be a Republic. It will be ruled by their fiat. The people must speak up now or 234 years of freedom and liberty will be lost to tyrannical rule.

Hat Tip to Michelle Malkin and Gateway Pundit.

 

Crossposted  at David Horowitz’s NewsReal

WTF? Vegans Get Religious Protection

I just had my WTF moment for the week. While catching up on world news I see this headline: “Don’t mock my lentils: vegans to get discrimination rights.” The Times Online article leads with,

“VEGANS and teetotallers are to be given the same protection against discrimination as religious groups.

“A person who is a vegan chooses not to use or consume animal products of any kind. That person eschews the exploitation of animals for food, clothing, accessories or any other purpose and does so out of an ethical commitment to animal welfare.””

So now ethical commitment mandates religious protection? What happened to equal rights not special rights?

Read more at David Horowitz’s NewsReal

Unsheath Your Sword: Adam Gadahn Calls For Attacks On America (Video)

In a 25-minute video titled “A Call to Arms” posted to militant Islamic Web sites on Sunday, Al Qaeda’s American-born spokesman Adam Gadahn called on Muslims serving in the U.S. armed forces to emulate Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan charged with killing 13 people in Fort Hood,

“Brother Nidal is the ideal role-model for every repentant Muslim in the armies of the unbelievers and apostate regimes.”

Dressed in white robes and turban, Gadahn, known as Azzam al-Amriki, called for attacks on what he described as “high-value targets.”

“You shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking that military bases are the only high-value targets in America and the West. On the contrary, we should look for targets which epitomize western decadence, depravity and atheism.

“It is rapidly becoming clear that this already hot global battle is about to get even hotter.This is a war which knows no international borders and knows no single battleground. And that is why I am calling on every honest and vigilent Muslim, unsheath your sharpened sword and rush to take your rightful place among defiant champions of Islam.”

Watch the complete video at David Horowitz’s NewsReal

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