Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
The reason given by the White House, it was done "out of an abundance of caution."
What a joke. If the Constitution were to be followed with an abundance of caution, President Obama would have to eliminate at least 95% of all government programs and departments because there is absolutely zero constitutional authority for them. Members of Congress would lose their jobs for passing unconstitutional legislation.
But Americans are about the dumbest people on earth. They are slaves who are told every Fourth of July that they are free. If Americans actually began to believe in the liberties that the US Constitution guarantees them and actually acted on those guarantees they would find opportunity, liberty, freedom and the change they all say they hope for.
The Constitution is a dead document. It was written for a people who cherished liberty, freedom, independence, small government, and the rule of law. Those people are long gone.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
All we've heard for the last two years is the word "Change, change, change, change, change" come out of Barak Obama's mouth in speech after speech.
He's been in office for nine hours and where in the hell is all the change?Has the sea level been lowered? Has climate change been licked? Has the financial crisis been resolved? Has peace broken out in the Middle East?
I was promised change. I was told that Obama was the messiah incarnate. Where is my change?Barak Obama has failed to deliver one single shred of change. Barak Obama is a miserable screwup as President of the United States.
Monday, January 19, 2009
"We are witnessing one of the greatest migrations in world history, massive numbers of Third Worlders into the United States. The outcome is inevitable. Coming from tyrannical, brutal, servile cultures, these immigrants will make loyal imperial subject to replace the potentially restive native version. They will not ask questions, and they will not insist on any silly 'ancient rights.' Heart, soul, and bank account, they belong to the new imperial order.
If the United States is still a republican polity, its immigration policy is suicidal. If it is an empire, its immigration policy is logical."
Monday, January 12, 2009
Slavery isn't a "socio-economic formation." It isn't a "stage in the historical development of mankind." These are but convenient words used by people who want to conceal the true essence of slavery.
The essence of slavery can be clearly seen in the experience of Moses with his people, the Israelites. The people of Israel were in slavery in Egypt, they were forced to do exhausting labour, subject to cruel taskmasters, no human rights, and the Egyptians slaughtered their children.... And when Moses took them out of the land of slavery to bring them to the Promised Land of liberty, they rebelled and complained, "We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic" (Numbers 11:5). The former slaves remembered the slavery not for the taskmasters, the whippings, and the forced labour. They remembered it for the things which they "did eat freely."
The Stugatskie Brothers see the essence of slavery just the same in their novel, The Second Invasion of the Martians. In the "fist invasion of the Martians" in H.G. Wells' novel, War of the Worlds, the Martians come with arms and force. But the Martians in Strugatskie's novel know very well the nature of man and the essence of slaver. They don't conquer by force; they just supply everything that man needs.
And slavery wins.
Slavery doesn't start with the slaveholders. Slavery starts with the slaves. It doesn't start when someone draws a gun and forces other people to work for him. It starts when people refuse to take care of themselves and their families and want someone else to provide the necessary things for them - from cradle to grave. Slaves come when man decides to abandon the responsibility to make decisions for his own life and leaves those decisions to other people. The true essence of slavery is in the self-conscious exchange of liberty for security. Slavery is in the self-conscious surrender of individual rights and responsibilities to other people and institutions. Slavery is in the sheepish instinct to seek for a shepherd to graze and shear you.
We can say in today's social and political language that slavery is the government welfare. It is in the government medical care for people who never care about their own health. In the pension plans for people who never want to think about their own future. In the free government educating for the children of parents who can make children but are unwilling to take care of them. In the regulations imposed upon personal and economic life.
The Constitution of Bulgaria proclaims, "the Republic of Bulgaria is a welfare state." This welfare state can be found in the tariffs that give security to the ineffective Bulgarian producers. In the labour legislation that represses the employers and gives security to the workers irrespective of their performance and skills. In the government certificates "for life" for university professors who desire security against competition from young, energetic, and ambitious scientists. In the government licensing of vast branches of the market that gives security to the old guilds against the newcomers into the market. In the election promises for free breakfast for schoolchildren or free dental fillings for the elderly people. And so on.
All these things are slavery. Fundamentally they have had the same motive: Man's desire to abandon his responsibility for his own life and work. People who insist on these things make the same cry as those Israelites of old: "We were very well off when we had fish for free, and leeks, and onions, and garlic." "We were taken care of." "We want now to be taken care of." Even if this means to be beaten with whips and to work full days under the tropical sun. Even if it means to be burdened under 60 percent tax rates. To have to wait in long lines before greedy heartless bureaucrats. To be humiliated and to see our life, liberty and property taken away from us. Give us our daily piece of bread...for freeee!
A nation of slaves doesn't have a future. It dies. Whether from foreign invasion, or by the emigration of the young and active people (the slaves' children), or by natural dying out. The European Union can't save itself. Promises for more free pieces of bread won't save it -they will only kill it. Slaves do not have a vision for the future, and therefore they cannot have a future.
Only the free man has a future. The future belongs to those who have taken their responsibility for it. The rest is self-delusion and utopianism.
-Edited by David Mueller
Monday, January 05, 2009
On January 21, 2009, at 1:00 pm, a coalition of 10 organizations from across Virginia will rally at the Virginia State Capital Bell Tower, 910 Capital Street, Richmond, VA 23219 in support of legislation to stop the implementation of Dangerous ID, the so-called Real ID Act of 2005. John Tate, President, will speak on behalf of Campaign for Liberty.
At least three pieces of legislation are being introduced in the 2009 Session of the Virginia General Assembly to stop the implementation of the federal mandate to come into compliance with the Real ID Act by the beginning of next year.
Similar legislation went no where last year but lobbying efforts will gain momentum as grassroots organizations take the news of the bills to the districts across the state. We are certain to shake things up in local politics with upcoming state elections on the horizon.
Leaders of the opposition consider the "REAL ID Act of 2005" to be a bad law passed under false pretenses. It was rejected three separate times by the U.S. Senate, and was only passed because it was buried in a larger bill containing disaster relief and funding for Iraq military operations. The Senate didn't want it, and the American people don't want it either. But the majority leadership in Congress imposed it on us, and so now we have to fight to get it stopped in Virginia.
Opponents fear the creation of a centralized federal database containing personal information about all Americans. Decisions about the exact nature and scope of this program will be made by Homeland Security bureaucrats in the Executive Branch. It seems inevitable that biometric information and electronic tracking tags will be included at some point. No one intends a bad use for this system today, but it is inevitable that it will be used in bad ways in the future.
There are valid concerns with regard to security of the citizen’s personal information due to the number of databases that would be storing personal information by the federal government and shared between the states across the country as part of standard procedure within Motor Vehicle Administrations in the states, and as enabled by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. Neither the Federal Government nor the states can control access, which under International law includes data sharing even with Canada and Mexico. No one can know who is getting into those data bases and for what purpose.
According to the DHS, "Real ID is a nationwide effort intended to prevent terrorism, reduce fraud, and improve the reliability and accuracy of identification documents that State governments issue." Yet it does nothing to prevent terrorists and other criminals from fraudulently obtaining a "Real ID" by forging the required documents. In fact, with multiple on-line, federated databases shared across multiple organizations and federal and state agencies, it will become much easier.
Many good arguments can be made against this Dangerous ID, but they all reduce to one overpowering truth. The more information government has the less it seems to know. The more power government has the less it seems able to accomplish. Big Government doesn't work. The federal government needs to do less in order to accomplish more. Small government is focused government. We need smaller government, not a massive new federal identification system.
Please plan to attend and tell your Virginia legislators to stand up to Congress and Homeland Security to keep federal bureaucrats from hijacking your state driver’s license for their national citizen control scheme.
Sunday, January 04, 2009
I predict that the media spin will credit the rebound to Obama, his policies, his appointees, and whatever else the elitist media can concoct however tenuous, nutty, or ridiculous.
Media elitists will do so because they are desperate to prop up Mr. Obama. They have invested much into the man and his campaign. He is their president. Hence, he is too big to fail, and media elitists will stop at nothing to shore up their investment.