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Impeachable Offenses? Has Obama Crossed the Line?

Cross posted at NewsRealBlog

And so it begins. As Islamist insurrections erupt across the world, President Obama incites a battle at home between producers and parasites that his union supporters parallel with the struggle of the Egyptian people. Interjecting himself into the sovereign matters of state governments  Obama moved to directly violate the expressed will of the Wisconsin People by actively mobilizing his political organization to affect contractual relationships between the state and its employees, and supporting the shut down of the Wisconsin state government – a direct violation of his oath of office. Ignited by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to limit public sector collective bargaining rights for benefits by requiring union members to contribute 12.6% of their income towards their healthcare plans and 5.8% towards their pension, DNC Chairman Timothy  M. Kaine worked in close coordination with President Obama’s political apparatus, Organizing for America (OFA), and state & national union leaders to rally public sector employees to protest at state capitals across the nation this month (hereherehere, here and here.)

A Community Organizer is paid to foment resentment and class envy. That’s how they gain power and influence. The Agitator-In-Chief fueled the flames of union dissension, declaring limits on collective bargaining rights an “assault on unions,” encouraged mob rule aross the nation to negate the last elections, and directly violated the powers reserved to the States in the U.S. Constitution’s 10th Amendment. Quoting Mark Jefferson, executive director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, in an RPW press release,

“To willfully prevent elected officials from performing their official duties in order to circumvent the legislative process flies in the face of democracy. “

President Obama has radical ideas about the relationship between the federal and state governments. As head of the federal government, he has no standing to organize or allocate resources to interfere with a state’s contractual relationship, to openly encourage an illegal strike by militant protestors to shut down a state government, or interfere in any way with a state’s ability to conduct its business. All are impeachable offenses. But as the Heritage Foundation Morning Bell outlines, this is precisely what President Obama did. Continue reading


WANTED POSTER: Wisconsin Senate Democrats On The Run

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Michelle Obama: “Let’s Lie” and Other Smart Parenting Techniques from the Left

Progressives using deceit and misinformation to manipulate people to achieve their intended goal is not new. It’s standard operating procedure. With the election of Barack Obama came the most radical administration in the history of the United States bringing lies, threats, and backroom deals to the forefront of American politics. 60’s radicals seized their opportunity to enact their leftist agenda, attacking any opponent who dared to speak out against their plans. But the American people held strong to their convictions and the left was forced to move toward soft tyranny, the slow nudge of leftist ideology insinuating itself into our lives. Through all of this the one thing we thought America would never see would be the day that its First Lady would advance an agenda that encourages parents to lie and trick their children.

As part of Let’s Move, Michelle Obama’s nationwide crusade to reduce obesity, the First Lady sponsored a multitude of efforts that violate personal liberties, eliminate free choice and personal responsibility, and enable the federal government to intrude into the lives of private citizens. She campaigned to eliminate food desserts, to enact legislation to give the federal government the power to collect the BMI (body mass index) of children ages 2 – 18 and provide counseling to those that are overweight, to place salad bars in elementary school lunch rooms, and to “transform the marketplace” by removing items containing trans fat from available choices to purchase in the nation’s largest grocery retailer.

Let’s Move is one of many means to an end; a fragment to achieving the progressive strategy laid out in the book Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. Sunstein is the current White House Czar for Information and Regulatory Affairs who believes the First Amendment should be reformulated, pets should be granted legal standing to sue their owners and who professes, “There is no liberty without dependency.” In that one word, dependency, is found the psychology behind the Obama adminstration. The Obama regime seeks to replace independence with reliance on government. And if Americans won’t willingly accept their ideological agenda they’re establishing a foundation which will “nudge” you into compliance by removing your options. In Nudge, Thaler and Sunstein assert,

“Individuals make pretty bad decisions—decisions they would not have made if they had paid full attention and possessed complete information, unlimited cognitive abilities, and complete self-control.”

In other words, the average American doesn’t pay attention, is uninformed, has limited reasoning and intellectual capacity, and lacks self-control. Uninformed people are incapable of making the right decisions in their life but the elistists know what the people need and must, therefore, prod or nudge them into making the correct choices. Thayer and Sunstein state,

“It would be quite fantastic to suggest that everyone is choosing the right diet, or a diet that is preferable to what might be produced with a few nudges.

“The false assumption is that almost all people, almost all of the time, make choices that are in their best interest or at the very least are better than the choices that would be made by someone else.

“It seems reasonable to say that people make good choices in contexts in which they have experience, good information, and prompt feedback—say, choosing among ice cream flavors. People know whether they like chocolate, vanilla, coffee, licorice, or something else. They do less well in contexts in which they are inexperienced and poorly informed . . . say, in choosing between fruit and ice cream . . . or in choosing among medical treatments or investment options.” Continue reading

Grandma Got Molested At The Airport

As humorous as some may find the above video, it is prophetic of how the TSA chose to handle American travellers during the Christmas season. Who should be the focus of the TSA’s security efforts? A ape victim with a pacemaker travelling to visit friends for the holidays? Or those who fit the profile of the radical terrorists who desire to destroy the “Great Satan?” As Jim Bergamo of KVUE News in Austin, TX reports,

Early Wednesday morning, a computer glitch shut down a security checkpoint for a couple of hours at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.  The line snaked out the door as many travelers waited for more than an hour and some missed their flights.  One of the first people in line after that shutdown never made it through. She was arrested and banned from the airport.

Claire Hirschkind, 56, who says she is a rape victim and who has a pacemaker-type device implanted in her chest, says her constitutional rights were violated.  She says she never broke any laws.  But the Transportation Security Administration disagrees. 

Hirschkind was hoping to spend Christmas with friends in California, but she never made it past the security checkpoint.

“I can’t go through because I have the equivalent of a pacemaker in me,” she said.

Hirschkind said because of the device in her body, she was led to a female TSA employee and three Austin police officers.  She says she was told she was going to be patted down.

“I turned to the police officer and said, ‘I have given no due cause to give up my constitutional rights.  You can wand me,'” and they said, ‘No, you have to do this,'” she said.

Hirschkind agreed to the pat down, but on one condition.

“I told them, ‘No, I’m not going to have my breasts felt,’ and she said, ‘Yes, you are,'” said Hirschkind.

When Hirschkind refused, she says that “the police actually pushed me to the floor, (and) handcuffed me.  I was crying by then.  They drug me 25 yards across the floor in front of the whole security.”

The TSA needs to wake up and admit that profiling is the only way to protect the American people without violating their civil liberties and constitutional rights, unless their actions conform to their intent and political purpose.

Breaking the System: Obama’s Strategy for Change

America’s economic condition is grave. Toxic bailouts, trillion-dollar stimulus packages and expansion of entitlement programs have resulted in a flood of unsustainable debt, threatening our future. Is Barack Obama an innocent prisoner of problems he inherited on taking office? Or is he deliberately shaping the government’s response to deepen them in order to bring about radical change? The Freedom Center has published a new pamphlet, Breaking the System: Obama’s Strategy for Change, written by David Horowitz and myself, that seeks to answer these questions.

To read the pamphlet, click here.

To order the pamphlet, click here.

November 2, 2010 Take Out The Trash Day (Repost)

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.” – Cicero

Congress has forgotten they were sent to Washington to represent the People, not to control them.

The Democrat Party has always been the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism and surrender. Their current political strategy is to win on “razor thin margins.” They plan a narrow victory on every unpopular bill as a means of providing “cover” for party members during upcoming elections, and strive to find, at minimum, one Republican who will cross party lines to vote for their agenda in order to claim “bi-partisanship.”

The left-leaning Republicans who run on the GOP ticket but vote for the liberal agenda are as culpable as the Democrats in committing treason by attempting to usurp the People’s rights through passage of unconstitutional legislation.

The 111th Congress enacts incomprehensible bills that no one reads which indebt us to out of control spending, excessive taxation, and the loss of individual liberties while the federal government grows exponentially.

We’ve held teaparties and protests drawing hundreds of thousands, phoned, emailed and faxed, but our Representatives still ignore the will of the People.

It is time We the People stand up and remind Congress who we are and that we will no longer stand idly by while they legislate our freedoms from us in the dark of night. We WILL hold them accountable for their actions.

All members of the House of Representatives and a select number of Senators are up for re-election in 2010. It’s time to clean both legislative houses, and we begin in 2010 and continue until we have Representatives who represent the will of the People. Those members who want to violate our constitutional rights must be removed from office!

Roll call votes and a list of Senators up for re-election in 2010 are listed below. It’s time to take back our country and preserve the freedoms our Founding Fathers worked so hard to win for future generations.

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11 Reasons To Vote Democrat This November

From Viral Footage, a collection of reasons to vote for Democrats this November. REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!

The Obama Agenda: The Fall of America Through Orchestrated Crisis

Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats are deliberately and unapologetically engaging in economic sabotage; simultaneously targeting numerous sectors of the American economy using orchestrated systemic crisis in an effort to overwhelm the U.S. economy and effect the destruction of capitalism and America from within. By using the Cloward-Piven Strategy to promote economic and social change through the exploitation of misfortune, national crisis and disorganization the Left is advancing government as the tool for reorganization. The tactics and intended consequences of the Obama administration include:

  • Strategically planned “crises” to systematically takeover private industry.
  • Flooding government with impossible financial burdens until the debt becomes unsustainable.
  • Destruction of the middle class and sustained unemployment through “bailouts” and “stimulus” packages promoted as “revitalization of the American economy.”
  • Devastation of the housing and financial system through the continued requirement of subprime mortgages to low-income Americans who have little to no hope of repayment
  • Expansion of federal powers over states and individuals.
  • Expansion of the powers of the Executive.
  • Overloading electoral systems with successive tidal waves of new voters.
  • Complete control over the media through “net neutrality” and the “reinvention of journalism
  • Promoting social unrest and violence.

First promoted in 1966 by Marxist Columbia University professors Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the Cloward-Piven Strategy seeks to hasten the destruction of capitalism in America by expanding the welfare system to the point of collapsing the economy and implementing socialism by nationalizing large sectors of private industry. In their Nation article, The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty, Cloward and Piven explicitly defined the kind of “crisis” they sought to create:

By crisis, we mean a publicly visible disruption in some institutional sphere. Crisis can occur spontaneously (e.g., riots) or as the intended result of tactics of demonstration and protest which either generate institutional disruption or bring unrecognized disruption to public attention.

No matter where the strategy is implemented, it shares the following features:

* The offensive organizes previously unorganized groups eligible for government benefits but not currently receiving all they can.

* The offensive seeks to identify new beneficiaries and/or create new benefits.

* The overarching aim is always to impose new stresses on target systems, with the ultimate goal of forcing their collapse.

The radical Left worked insidiously for decades to establish the needed framework to dismantle the capitalist system in America as outlined in the Cloward-Piven Strategy. Concentrated efforts were devoted to increasing welfare rolls and expanding the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), established in 1977 under the Carter administration. According to Discover The Networks, the CRA,

For purposes of “racial equality” – outlawed redlining and required banks to extend credit to undercapitalized, high-risk borrowers in low-income, mostly-minority areas. The Act also established extensive government oversight to monitor how well banks were complying with its mandates.

Any bank wishing to expand or to merge with another was required to first demonstrate that it had complied with all CRA requirements. Final approval for bank expansions or mergers could be held up or derailed entirely by complaints — however frivolous or unfounded — where community groups like ACORN or the Greenlining Institute accused a bank of having violated the CRA.

The New York Post explains what happened next:

As ACORN ran its campaigns against local banks, it quickly hit a roadblock. Banks would tell ACORN they could afford to reduce their credit standards by only a little — since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the federal mortgage giants, refused to buy up those risky loans for sale on the ‘secondary market.’

That is, the CRA wasn’t enough. Unless Fannie and Freddie were willing to relax their credit standards as well, local banks would never make home loans to customers with bad credit histories or with too little money for a down-payment.

So ACORN’s Democratic friends in Congress moved to force Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to dispense with normal credit standards. Throughout the early ’90s, they imposed ever-increasing subprime-lending quotas on Fannie and Freddie….

ACORN’s intimidation tactics, and its alliance with Democrats in Congress, triumphed. Despite their 1994 takeover of Congress, Republican attempts to pare back the CRA were stymied….

ACORN had come to Congress not only to protect the CRA from GOP [Republican] reforms but also to expand the reach of quota-based lending to Fannie, Freddie and beyond….

[In June 1995] the Clinton administration announced a comprehensive strategy to push homeownership in America to new heights — regardless of the compromise in credit standards that the task would require. Fannie and Freddie were assigned massive subprime lending quotas, which would rise to about half of their total business by the end of the decade.

Despite warnings of impending financial collapse, Democrat after Democrat continued to cover up and attack the regulations to protect Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, denied the existence of the housing bubble and continued to advocate for government expansion of home ownership programs. The CEO of Fannie Mae even publicly described the “family” connection between Fannie and Democrats, specifically Barack Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus.

The proliferation of risky subprime loans, to underqualified borrowers eventually led to the financial collapse of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the mortgage industry and many of the banks forced to issue subprime loans. The Cloward-Piven strategy is the taproot that triggered the financial crisis of 2008. 

Francis Fox Piven continues to encourage use of the strategy. During the foreclosure crisis, Piven advocated civil disobedience by home owners facing foreclosure as a way to leverage the crisis to their benefit. Not surprisingly, ACORN was listening.

(Note: Audio of Piven is difficult to hear without headphones.)

Seeing the opportunity to use the Cloward-Piven strategy to fulfill the Left’s ultimate agenda, in the fall of 2008 Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats positioned themselves to force the collapse of the American economy. Rushing from the campaign trail, Obama and Congressional Democrats advanced the passage of the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) nationalizing the mortgage industry and a large portion of the banking industry, while implementing Obama’s planned repeal of Clinton’s welfare reform.

The rapid escalation of the downfall of capitalism and the American economy was set in motion. As the Federal Treasury outlayed billions of dollars to finance the federal takeovers of private industry, U.S. debt increased dramatically, well beyond the ability of current generations to repay. Future generations of Americans will be indentured serfs forced to repay the debt accumulated under the Obama adminstration. Despite TARP’s passage and implementation late in President George W. Bush’s term, Obama has ignored the law, as written, refusing to return the loans repaid to the American people, instead spending the money at his whim to ensure the “crisis” will remain a financial burden to the American people.

As I wrote in Wet Dreams of the Great Marxist Revolution (Part 1, Part 2), upon assuming office Obama quickly moved to consolidate power using manufactured crises to nationalize many of the major American economic sectors: Banking, insurance, transportation, energy, healthcare, finance and education. Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) recently told CBSFace the Nation anchor Bob Schieffer,

Now we have the federal government taking over ownership or control of 51 percent of the American economy. This is stunning. Prior to September of 2008, 100 percent of the private economy was private.

President Obama’s plan to ”fundamentally transform” the American economy was evident long before the 2008 election.  In a 2001 Chicago Public Radio Interview Obama was already examining how best to use of legislation to bring about a Redistribution of Wealth.

Seizing the chance to increase the constituency of voters dependent on big government while crippling American taxpayers with debt, Obama and Congressional Democrats rushed a conveniently prepared 1073 page $819 billion Stimulus Package through the House of Representatives within eight days of President Obama’s inauguration. The “emergency”  legislation passed the Senate eleven days later, and despite being marketed as critical to saving the U.S. economy the legislation sat on President Obama’s desk for four days before signing while he and the First Lady partied it up in Chicago.

Generations of American taxpayers are now indebted to repay billions of dollars Democrats distributed through the Stimulus to their contributors, unions, teachers, and community organization/social activist groups such as ACORN. Billions of Stimulus dollars to “save” or create jobs were extended primarily to the public sector leaving the private sector with an ever increasing rise in unemployment.  Earnings for government jobs soared 12% above the standard compensation for private sector jobs. According to Obama’s economic advisor Robert Reich, the Stimulus was never meant to benefit all Americans. Reich declared recovery jobs were not for “white male construction workers.” The recipients of the Democrats’ largesse are expected to loyally vote Democrat to protect their bloated salaries and pensions that are contributing to the insolvency of America.

Unemployment in the private sector is rapidly spiraling downwards with no signs of recovery. We have 15 million unemployed workers, 6.7 million of whom have been unemployed for over 26 weeks. The month of May recorded a 431,000 increase in new jobs, of which 411,000 were temporary Census jobs. The Obama adminstration’s “rescue” plan increased unemployment benefits to 99 months, thereby eliminating the incentive to work, increasing number of beneficiaries dependent on big government, and amassing increased financial burden on the taxpayer.

The Stimulus, “jobs” bills and bailouts are failing to revitalize the American economy or reduce unemployment in the private sector. The nation is facing sustained unemployment at 10% or greater. This sustained unemployment, forced growth of public over private sector jobs, and increased taxation that must occur to pay off U.S. debt will be the death knell of the middle class. The Obama administration’s execution of the Cloward-Piven Strategy is straining the system to the point of collapse.

The Federal Reserve’s response to America’s mounting national debt has been to print ever-greater quantities of money, a strategy for increasing the money supply that leads to inflation and the devaluation of currency. Moody’s Investors Service warned the US is close to losing its triple-A credit status if the country doesn’t get a grip on its deficit spending.

Spending has its limits as we’ve seen in Europe. Thirty-two U.S. states are on the brink of insolvency as they can no longer afford to run their governments. Under President Obama we have witnessed the first cross-generational theft of taxpayer income, and a redistribution of wealth from the producers to the non-productive. It is bitter irony that the American taxpayer is funding the destruction of the American economy and the loss of their  freedom.

With the intent to redistribute wealth and vastly expand the role of government, Obama and the Democrat Congress passed healthcare reform. Known as Obamacare, it is the ultimate actualization of the Cloward-Piven strategy. It is designed to overwhelm and collapse our social support network by forcing millions of Americans to become dependent upon government assistance through the threat of penalty by fine or imprisonment for failure to purchase the service. Obamacare will accelerate the finanical ruin of hospitals and doctors across the country, ration medical care, accelerate healthcare costs, and restrict access for elderly and low-income patients.

Like healthcare reform is not about healthcare, cap-and-trade environmental legislation has nothing to do with global warming. Its purpose is government control of the economy and the redistribution of income. The legislation mandates massive transfers of wealth from industrialized Western Nations to Third World countries. In concert with Obamacare, cap-and-trade will complete Barack Obama’s “fundamental transformation of America.” We, as a country, may never be the same.

The effects of cap-and-trade legislation on the American economy will be catastrophic. Reducing  Americans to living in a Third World country as technological advances of the 20th century will be foregone for exorbitant taxation designed to turn Democrats and their friends into billionaires while American taxpayers become serfs. The non-productive citizens of society have been assured they will receive reimbursements for energy taxes paid, while the rest of America subsidizes their energy use.

Former Obama ”Green” Czar Van Jones defines the goal of cap-and-trade and the Green movement as complete revolution away from capitalism.

Right now we’re saying we want to move from suicidal gray capitalism to some kind of eco-capitalism….Will that be enough? No, it won’t be enough. We want to go beyond systems of exploitation and oppression all together. But that’s a process.

And I think what’s great about the movement that’s beginning to emerge is that the crisis is so severe… The Green economy will start off as a subset, and we’re going to push it and push it and push it until it becomes the engine for transforming the whole society.

Is there any wonder why Obama ignored the Gulf oil “crisis” for 38 days then denounced, blamed, and threatened British Petroleum with civil and criminal lawsuits? The oil spill serves the Left’s radical agenda. His inaction on the ”crisis” promotes the destruction of the fishing and tourist industries in the region thereby creating secondary crises, provides a ready excuse to shut down all new oil drilling, and will effectively raise the price of oil and food across the country bringing more Americans to a financial brink forcing dependence on food stamps, welfare, and other government programs. Barack Obama intends to bankrupt not only America and its people, but the coal industry.

And if you don’t believe Obama, listen to Representative Maxine Waters.

But to guarantee the transformation of America a rapid expansion of the constituency of new voters dependent on big government must continue. Moving to overwhelm government agencies with unsustainable financial burdens, the Obama administration is aggressively pressing for amnesty to 12 million illegal immigrants and their families. To contribute successive tidal waves of new voters the administration hopes to grant Puerto Rico statehood. These efforts alone will add over 24 million new voters and a several trillion dollars in additional welfare coverage, food stamps, healthcare, education, and income redistribution through Earned Income tax credits.

If the “crises” to date don’t overwhelm and break the American economic system, the expansion to voter rolls and welfare recipients will. When the riders in the cart outnumber those pulling the cart, the cart stops moving. 

The Obama adminstration seeks to fulfill Cloward and Piven’s ultimate goal, the annihilation of capitalism and America from within. Since January 20, 2009 the administration orchestrated crisis after crisis using fear and urgency of calamity to force economic and social change on the American people. This is not “change we can believe in.” This is not change we want. Unless the American people halt the onslaught of destructive forces created by Barack Obama and the Democrats in the November elections our generation will witness the fall of America through orchestrated crisis.

Cross posted at NewsRealBlog

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.

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.

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

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