Posts Tagged ‘ socialism ’

Real Astroturf, Real Dangerous

I could write a long essay on the “One Nation” rally in DC this past weekend.  Rather I decided to let the images speak for themselves.  Below you’ll find a nice collection of videos from the right and the left covering the “One Nation” rally.  If you want to see what it was like from the perspective of the wandering observer or agenda-motivated interviewer you’ll find it below.  I searched YouTube and collected the best and most descriptive videos.   Continue reading

An Impeachable President

Upon taking office, each president recites the following oath, in accordance with Article II, Section I of the U.S. Constitution:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

If a president works against the Constitution of the United States (COTUS), specifically, if he instructs the DOJ to sue states which have passed local law to pursue and fulfill its obligation to defend its borders as mandated by Article IV, Section 4 of the COTUS …

Swamming the borders like an invading armyThe United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

… it raises questions about the president being seen as an enemy of the Constitution.

If that argument were not convincing, on June 24, Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Mike Mullen had this to say about the nation’s mounting debt:

I was shown the figures the other day by the comptroller of the Pentagon that said that the interest on our debt is $571 billion in 2012,” Mullen said at a breakfast hosted by The Hill. “That is, noticeably, about the size of the defense budget. It is not sustainable.

Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn warned in June of 2010 that in order to find $100 billion in savings, Pentagon leaders, working with the military services, will have to identify “lower-priority programs” that are not going to be part of future budgets.

Already this year, we have seen this president slash NASA’s Constellation program to a mere pittance of its initial mission design resulting in an estimated 20,000 jobs lost in the space exploration sector. In addition, we have seen Obama’s critical thinking lead to banning off-shore oil drilling leading to thousands of more jobs being lost in the industry.

Pulling all of this together and reflecting upon the impact his decisions have on industry, the country’s diminishing lead in space exploration and now demonstrating an overt willingness to work against the Constitution by suing states who have passed laws in pursuit of their Constitutional obligation to defend their borders, we can safely surmise that the president’s policies are placing the country’s overall security into jeopardy and should be viewed as an enemy of the state.

Obama Refuses to Commemorate Fall of the Berlin Wall

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Newt Gingrich has voiced his criticism of President Obama’s decision not to attend next week’s 20th anniversary celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Gingrich calls the decision, “a tragedy.”  I call it a travesty.  The difference is significant.  Defining synonyms are “calamity” and “misfortune.” Tragedy implies a random event that has wrought destruction.  No, this is an outrage, a travesty.  The Cambridge online dictionary defines a travesty as “something which fails to represent the values and qualities that it is intended to represent, in a way that is shocking or offensive.”  The President’s refusal to attend the commemoration is both shocking and offensive.  Furthermore, Obama is fails to represent the values and qualities that are the United States of America.

President Obama Speaks In The Rose Garden

Why should this surprise anyone?  Obama lives in an upside down world, where good is bad and bad is good.  Where democracy and freedom are disrespected and the high calling is government control of the individual.  Capitalism is scorned and despised.  Communism and dictatorships appear to be admired.  Simply recall the Obama response to the Honduran coup, its relationship with Venezuela, Cuba…  Now contrast that to the way they snubbed Britain’s Brown, the Queen (an ipod filled with Obama speeches for an old woman), and his condemnation of Israel.  Now Germany gets snubbed.  Naturally, they have been a loyal ally for decades.

So is it any wonder he refuses to attend a commemoration of the seminal moment for freedom in the 20th century?  No, for Mr. Obama the fall of the wall represents a tragic moment for socialism and communism.  It represents the failure of government totalitarian control over industry and the socialist business model overall.  So, rather than attend a celebration a quarter of the way around the world, it is understandable that the President would prefer to mourn quietly back in Washington.  After all, he is rebuilding the former glory that once was the Soviet bloc right here.  Why would he want to spoil that euphoria by remembering the last time it ended in spectacular failure.

I’m sorry.  I wanted to like Obama.  Seriously.  Not because of any latent liberalism but because I was hoping he’d rule from the center.  I would still have found plenty to disagree with, but what we have now may spell disaster.  We have our first Socialist President.  We have our first Post-American President.  Post-Freedom, Post-Capitalism.  Post-Pro-Democracy.  With each passing decision, the President moves farther and farther to the left. If you believe the lame excuse provided through the equally lame Press Secretary you are one of the ignorant soon-to-be peasant masses. Too busy to attend an event commemorating the singular most pivotal event of the second half of the 20th century.

Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.”
— Thomas Sowell

If you are an Obama supporter you really should do some soul-searching. Examine what motivates you to cheer Obama and his arrogant Congress.  Is it simply Capitalism you hate?  Do you really believe the government can run industry better than the free market?  Or are you simply ignorant?  Do you seriously believe only the wealthiest Americans will pay for all the socialist programs being pushed on us today?  If we completely plundered the entire income of the top 2% we could not cover the expenses this government wants to undertake. If these are not your motives or your delusions you need to wake up and smell the garbage being delivered to your front door.  Or maybe you’re like this person:

The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read.  The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think.  The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.— Thomas Sowell (In this example, we’re talking about Janie.)

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