Really, Nancy?

Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently informed the nation that July Fourth isn’t just for fireworks and independence any more. It is also the day we should “celebrate” Obamacare.

Sure July Fourth is traditionally celebrated as the day we declared independence from Great Britain, an action that preceded the Revolutionary War and set the tone for our nascent nation. But now it has another significance. As far as Pelosi is concerned it is “health independence” day, too.

From the San Francisco lady herself. Do we need any more proof that progressives really want us to forget the history of our country? Here’s what she said in a press briefing recorded by CSPAN….

“Pretty soon we’ll all be leaving for the Fourth of July recess. Next week, when we celebrate Independence Day we’ll also be observing health independence.

This week marks one year since the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. It captures the spirit of our founders. The spirit they wrote in the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Affordable Care Act offers just that–a healthier life and the liberty to pursue a person’s happiness to be free of constraint, be job-locked, because they’re policy-locked and so if you wanted to be a cameraman, a writer, you want to be self employed, if you want to be, start a business, if you want to change jobs, whatever it is you want to do you are free, you have the liberty to do.

So, we’ve had Social Security, Medicare, and now health independence, and that’s something our members will take home to celebrate over this Independence Day.”

Yes, Nancy, I will certainly be celebrating health independence…independence from an oppressive, tyrannical federal government that deserves all the de-funding I and every other red-blooded, freedom-loving  American can and should muster. Godspeed to you.

I’d post her photo, but I don’t want to. Instead I will post this…

What it's really all about.

What it’s really all about.

….as the list of the People’s grievances continues to grow…..

Words From Winston

On questions of economic law it does not matter at all what the electors think or vote or say.  The economic laws proceed.  (1929)

“All men are created equal,” says the American Declaration of Independence.  “All man shall be kept equal,” say the British Socialist Party.

——-Winston Churchill

(H/T to powerlineblog.com)

Who Should Be Our Next President?

I am reading Glenn Beck’s book on the Federalist papers.   The Founders expected that, for the highest office in our land,  people would give the candidates a lot of thought and inspection.  As for guidelines on that choice, they made minimal requirements, expecting that the wisdom of the People would be sufficient. The candidate had to be at least 35 years of age, a resident of the country for at least 14 years and be a natural born citizen (not the same as  just a citizen or naturalized citizen).  This was important to the Founders so as to prevent foreign influence in the top office of the country.

The GOP had another debate last night. I didn’t get to sit and watch it in its entirety.  I had, however, seen an earlier debate and had eliminated two candidates just from that debate.  I was left with three whom I could not choose between at the time.  I loved everything they said.  I like Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty. I loved everything they had to say. I think Newt Gingrich is very smart.  But this morning as I think upon my quandary of choosing, I have added some new requirements of my own.

I feel, that in the light of the current train wreck that we have in the Oval office (masquerading as a leader) that it is imperative in this next election, that we elect a successful former or current governor.  The mess that we currently have, called government, will require someone with governing experience.  No learning on the job this time…the hour is too late for that.  I think this is wisdom.

My other personal requirement is that this successful former or current governor also have a stable personal life…no multiple marriages.  I also think this is wisdom.

So, where does that leave me?  I have three candidates to choose from and I am eliminating all of the rest.  Not because I don’t think they’re wonderful candidates, because I do think most of them are.  I am going for an experienced governing candidate this time, so my field of candidates to choose from will be Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, and Rick Perry, who is currently slated to announce his entrance into the race soon.  And should any other successful former or current governors choose to come into the race, I will add them to the roster of choices.

Now I have more thoughtful consideration to do.

Federal Government to the Court

Quarter of Arizona
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“How dare Arizona try to take away that job we’re not doing?”

In a nutshell and on the surface, this is what’s going on.  Beneath the surface there is much more.  Today starts the Federal government‘s challenge to Arizona’s immigration law which is just like the federal law, except AZ defined the parameters much more stringently whereby illegals can be questioned.  I do think this is very much a political move by the Obama administration as well as an unbelievable waste of taxpayer funds in a time of dire economic straits.  But spend, spend, spend we will.  Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Or something like that.

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Recent Events And Chariot Wheels

Since Barack Obama  was inaugurated I have been closely watching his every move to see what kind of president he would prove to be.  He has proven to be  one who doesn’t like the Constitution and the freedoms it grants, EVEN THOUGH he put his hand on Abraham Lincoln’s bible and, not once, but twice, SWORE to uphold the Constitution of the United States, to uphold, defend and protect it.  He has also proven to be a liar and I say that freely, because upholding, defending and protecting is not what he is doing. He is shredding it and trampling on the blood of those who have given and are giving their lives to uphold and defend it.

As I watched, I have said that he is behaving as if there are no more elections, as if he’s not worried about re-election. I found that quite amazing and interesting. After learning of the aid and corruption of unions such as SEIU, led by Andy Stern, and ACORN, with its voter fraud allegations and, with whistleblowers coming out and confirming these things, I began to see how it is that one party could quite conceivably steal an election.  The Minnesota Senate race was another good example of this.  The more they counted the votes, the more the results changed.  (I am an election judge…how in the world did they possibly think that ballots found in someone’s trunk away from the other ballots could even be legal?)

But last Tuesday’s elections show me that the people who want to steal elections don’t have everything quite sewn up, in other words….it looks like the wheels on their chariots are coming off.  I’ll explain…

In the book of Exodus in the Christian bible, the Pharaoh of Egypt has decided to oppress the people of God to keep them in bondage to him and his system.  He wants to own them, provide their healthcare, tax them as he pleases and decide their every move. (Is this sounding familiar to anyone yet?)  After taking some extremely devastating hits from nature, ending with the death of the firstborn son of every Egyptian, Pharaoh finally relents and says that the people of God can GO FREE.  But after they are gone, he changes his mind and sets his army off after them.  And as they are going…

“He (God) made the wheels of their chariots come off so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, “Let’s get away from the Israelites! The LORD is fighting for them against Egypt.”- Exodus 14.25 New International Version

Man cannot outsmart God…If you purport evil against the people of this country, you will have a reckoning with God.

Keep praying…I think their chariot wheels ARE starting to come off.

Is The President Issuing New Threats?

In my few years of life (haha), I can’t remember ever hearing an elected President issuing ominous threats like this one does.  Did I hear correctly?

“If you misrepresent the plan, we will call you out.” – Pres. Barack Obama in health care speech to both houses of Congress, 9-9-09

This sounds very ominous to me.  The misrepresentation he speaks of is a matter of opinion and interpretation.  Last I knew, we were still a nation with a 1st amendment…which states…Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Where it says Congress, in my opinion that means ANY government entity or person.

We are not a dictatorship…yet.  Mr. Obama should learn to respect the people of our country, whether they agree with him or not.

How Did We Get To This Place?

I have been hearing several very credible people saying that our federal government has been violating the Constitution for a very long time, that it didn’t just start in the last year.  And it has been done with both Democrat and Republican administrations.  Of course, this latest push with the new administration has been…to my mind, a gigantic leap in  government interference in private business in the banking and auto industry, thereby increasing the scope, size and power of government over the private sector.  Next on the president’s agenda is energy and health care.  It is said by would-be reformers that if something is done slowly, it is less noticed, but I have to say, president Obama is certainly trying to turn this country’s free market system 180 degrees in another direction…and is trying to do it in a very short time, probably because he knows his time to do it is short.  And that is why there is such a severe reaction from the people.  We were willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, even though some of us knew he was the most liberal senator in the senate.  Now the benefit of the doubt will no longer be forthcoming, because it has become quite clear what his agenda is.

But to go back to my initial question…I got my history book out and started doing some reading.  I suggest all citizens do the same…brush up on  history a bit.  I wanted to go back to Woodrow Wilson’s time.  There is a fairly new book out about him and I have been hearing some things about his ideas of government that I wanted to explore. For now I have to content myself with my old high school history book which has  limited  information  and online sources  until I can get the book.

It appears that the ideas we are lately seeing pushed on us have been around for a very long time.  Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin Roosevelt all tried to implement some of these ideas of government taking a larger role in the American life and economy, while strengthening power over its citizens.  Franklin Roosevelt even tried to replace the Supreme Court because he knew they would not go along with some of his “progressive” ideas!  He was stopped in that endeavor.  I was surprised to learn that during the early 20th century there were lots of Americans who were enthralled with Stalin and Communism, with Mussolini and Fascism.  They even visited the U.S.S.R. and came back and reported on how wonderful Stalin’s government was.  Of course, that was until both dictators started murdering millions of their own people.  Many of these formerly enthusiastic supporters  were horrified and disillusioned by these acts.  But some weren’t.  Some paid it no mind, preferring their allegiance to the ideas promoted by these regimes and denying what these ideas might lead to. (Definition of insanity:  doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.)

I suppose the idea of revolution has been around forever.  In the 60’s there was plenty of talk of it going on in some places.  I was just a grade school/middle school girl living a sheltered farm life when the hippies were staging protests, burning the flag, and getting high.  Yeah, I came of age and went to higher education through the drug filled 70’s.  I can’t say that I ever met a political radical of the likes of a Bill Ayers though.  I never had friends like that, that talked of overthrowing the government.  I can’t remember being around people who found fault with the freedoms of our country. Of course, I didn’t live in Chicago either.  Call me square if you like.  I guess that’s why today, in these times, I’m appalled to learn that for the whole last century there were actually people wanting and plotting and working for the actual demise of this nation, the demise of our systems of government and economy.  And now, it seems, we have elected a president with an administration that thinks this way.  David Axelrod, Obama’s campaign manager and advisor, is considered by some to be a “red diaper” baby due to his parents’ association with communists writing for a leftist newspaper.  He certainly grew up in a household wholly unlike mine.  I suppose that’s why I’m surprised to learn these things.

I just finished reading Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism.  Jonah records this radical history from it’s beginnings in the late 1800’s to this point.  The book is fairly meaty with lots of terminology I have had to learn, since until recently I have been uneducated to the meanings of many sociological terms.  I probably missed some things in high school.

And here is where I think the problem lies:  the average American has been probably living just like me…unaware of this war going on in the background/underground.  Most Americans are busy raising families, working two jobs in a family, and trying to maintain and  get ahead financially, so much so, that they have been unable to focus on larger, national issues.  Sure, they may get educated around election time, enough to go and hopefully cast a somewhat informed vote.  But they then return home to continue life as before, never to play a part again until the next election.  And so all of these years, while most of us were working, paying taxes and living the things endowed by our Creator, that of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, we were almost completely unaware of the insidious evil working behind the scenes to destroy those cherished American values.  Looking over the past 100+ years of the history of this movement, it almost seems to be conspiratorial in nature, steadily growing in intensity and power until today all I can see is the vast and overwhelming corruptness of our federal government in entirety, and my state government in particular.  Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand portrays it so succinctly…cronyism and corruption ruling the day, and there is no one to stop it. Anyone who tries is crushed.  The Constitution is trashed and no one pays it any mind; it is no longer relevant.

So while a great many of us lived our lives and did what was right each day, our nation has arrived at a crisis point in time.  For me personally, it is definitely a wake up call.  There is plenty of blame to go around.  Selfishness and deception caused people not to become involved.  But we thought government was there for our good, right?  What reason was there to be constantly watching them?  At one time we mostly trusted and believed that our leaders knew what to do and would do it, except on those rare occasions when one would be caught in wrongdoing.  Now it seems the only way to get someone to pay their taxes in leadership, is to nominate them for the president’s cabinet! And of course the standards and consequences are different for them and “us”. Lately I’ve become acutely aware of the graft, corruption and misspending of tax monies in my own township and county.  These things ought not to be!  Say disenfranchisement three times very fast.

I guess I have to say that perhaps government of the people, by the people, and for the people no longer exists.  If the people aren’t involved in it, it disintegrates into corruption.  President Obama fires independent Inspector Generals at will when they start touching his friends, and in violation of the law.  As long as corrupt government officials keep lining their own pockets while simultaneously killing businesses that provides jobs, who in his right mind would invest in the economy?  Barney Frank and others have plans already to spend returning TARP funds (taxpayer money) to create a new housing bubble and congress just can’t stop itself from giving corrupt partisan groups like ACORN taxpayer money to keep them alive. Since when are taxpayers required to fund groups working for the demise of the American system, by rigging elections and other mischief of intimidating community organizing? Who okayed that? I could go on listing more.  We are so far off course, I pray to God we can get back.

There is hope…there is a growing movement among the people to take back the nation away from the corrupt profiteers who pretend to be our leaders doing work not for, but against the people.  These pretend leaders should be tried for treason as well as their fiscal corruptness.  In the words of one patriot, “WE ARE COMING FOR YOU”.  I’m just sayin’…

Personal Responsibility…

I’m going to break my anonymity.

I used to belong to Al-Anon.  It doesn’t really matter why I was there; let’s just say I was perfectly qualified to be there…and that’s a good thing.  The reason I’m telling you this is because at the end of every meeting after the prayer was said…we always said in unison, “It works if you work it”.   Al-Anon has spiritual principles, the same ones as AA does.   A few of these are taking responsibility, admitting your own inability, taking your own moral inventory and not someone else’s, asking forgiveness, seeking wisdom in relationship with God, etc. The principles work, if you work them.  And they will work for anyone, no matter their station in life.  The Bible has principles that work…if you work them.  It doesn’t just land on you.

I think the principles our country was founded on, freedom of the individual, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, free enterprise, the laws of the Constitution, also work and always have, but they require something, just like the Al-Anon program.  The principles are like a road map, showing you the way to get somewhere.  But you won’t get there if you just sit staring at the road map…you have to get in the car and go where the map says to go. You have to do something.

I look at the quote on my sidebar by John Adams about the Constitution,

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.—-John Adams, and I wonder why it (the Constitution) is not working.  I think I know the answer…because no one in authority who is supposed to, is working it. They are not consulting the principles, the roadmap, or whatever one chooses to call it.  They are not consulting the law and following it.  They are doing what they want to do. According to John Adams, only a moral and religious people could live under our Constitution because they would be the only ones who could uphold it.  Those who wish to throw off restraint, those who do not care to live by principles cannot live by the Constitution.  That is why we are seeing so much corruption, so much breaking of the laws of the land going on in our government.  Those who are lawless cannot live by the law. They are morally corrupt.

For instance, Senator Robert Byrd has written a letter to the president that his appointment of all of the czars who are allowed to bypass Congress and who are accountable to no one but the president is unconstitutional.  Our president claims to be a scholar of the Constitution.  Do we really believe he doesn’t know this?   His recent firing of an independent Inspector General in violation of the law which he himself as a senator had supported is another instance of lawlessness. I could go on, but I won’t.

So for all of you out there who are waiting and looking for someone to come rescue YOU from some consequence of your dumb choices, for those of you who think government is the answer to all of your problems, I feel profoundly sorry for you, for you live in a make-believe world with the mindset of the looters and the haters of Atlas Shrugged.  You have traded in your power as a human being to succeed with all of the talents and abilities that God has given you.  You now support the looting and demoralizing of the people who work and think and use their abilities to make their own lives (and yours too) better.  (In AA, it’s called taking the easier, softer way.) And to those who might still be attempting to “save” the aforementioned ones, I say, “Get out of the way and let them fail” because once they fail, they as well as all of us have a chance to keep our country the land of the free.  In Al-Anon and AA we called that “hitting bottom”.  And once a person hits bottom, the only way left is up.  I say let it come.