Excerpt From the Declaration…

“…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. ..–Declaration of Independence

Are we there yet?

Look at Honduras…they didn’t put up with it from their president.  And look at the people striking for freedom in Iran.  Examples for us?

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.

Common Sense Idea

The House of Representatives passed the cap and tax bill 219-212 tonight.  I’m wondering how much pork was in the bill to troll for votes.  I did read that ethanol got “special protection” so that farm district reps in Minnesota would go for it.  Fortunately, my rep voted against it, so I guess he gets to stay in office.  44 Democrats voted against it, and 8 Republicans voted for it.

This bill in its current form (it now has to go to the Senate) would damage our economy even more, would eliminate more jobs than it can possibly create, and is going to raise the cost of energy from $3000 to $12,000 per year per household, according to CBO (Congressional Budge Office) estimates. I’m not looking forward to paying more for heating and cooling.  And it’s based on a lie, a hoax.

I have a great idea… how about if we all buy copies of Glenn’s Common Sense book and mail them to our reps and sens?  It would be like… kind of a message, don’t ya’ think?

Update:  I heard that Obama’s estimate of how much energy costs would go up for most people is approximately the cost of a postage stamp per week for most people.  That really doesn’t seem to match his pre-election statement about causing the cost of electricity to “skyrocket” which is the word he used in this context.  The administration is on record as disagreeing with the CBO’s estimates.  I suppose the point is, how much of his rhetoric can we believe?

Out of Iran…

Let’s all thank God today that our government isn’t beating and killing us with clubs and axes.  Now that Gov. Sanford has sinned, Farrah and Michael have died, Obama has cap and trade and health care issues to pass NOW, there probably won’t be much news on what is happening in Iran, besides the fact that journalists are either kicked out or locked up in that country.  The twitterers and bloggers are all that is left and that’s IF anyone can get internet. I hear satellite dishes are illegal and being confiscated by militia.

Lest we forget….

Tweets from a twitterer whom I shall not name who hasn’t been heard from since June 24th and no longer has a presence on Twitter with that name:

thank you ppls 4 supporting Sea of Green – pls remember always our martyrs – Allah Akbar – Allah Akbar – Allah Akbar #Iranelection8:06 PM Jun 24th from web

we must go – dont know when we can get internet – they take 1 of us, they will torture and get names – now we must move fast – #Iranelection8:04 PM Jun 24th from web

Everybody is under arrest & cant move – Mousavi – Karroubi even rumour Khatami is in house guard – #Iranelection –7:58 PM Jun 24th from web

they pull away the dead into trucks – like factory – no human can do this – we beg Allah for save us – #Iranelection7:53 PM Jun 24th from web

alezar Sq is same as Baharestan – unbelevable – ppls murdered everywhere – #Iranelection7:49 PM Jun 24th from web

they catch ppl with mobile – so many killed today – so many injured – Allah Akbar – they take one of us – #Iranelection7:48 PM Jun 24th from web

in Baharestan we saw militia with axe choping ppl like meat – blood everywhere – like butcher – Allah Akbar – #Iranelection RT RT RT7:46 PM Jun 24th from web

rumour they are tracking high use of phone lines to find internet users – must move from here now – #Iranelection7:39 PM Jun 24th from web

phone line was cut and we lost internet – #Iranelection – getting more difficult to log into net – #Iranelection7:35 PM Jun 24th from web

all shops was closed – nowhere to go – they follow ppls with helicopters – smoke and fire is everywhere #Iranelection6:33 PM Jun 24th from web

ppl run into alleys and militia standing there waiting – from 2 sides they attack ppl in middle of alleys #Iranelection6:31 PM Jun 24th from web

so many ppl arrested – young & old – they take ppl away – #Iranelection – we lose our group6:29 PM Jun 24th from web

saw 7/8 militia beating one woman with baton on ground – she had no defense nothing – #Iranelection sure that she is dead6:25 PM Jun 24th from web

they were waiting for us – they all have guns and riot uniforms – it was like a mouse trap – ppl being shot like animals #Iranelection6:23 PM Jun 24th from web

see many ppl with broken arms/legs/heads – blood everywhere – pepper gas like war – #Iranelection6:05 PM Jun 24th from web

just in from Baharestan Sq – situation today is terrible – they beat the ppls like animals – #Iranelection RT RT RT6:04 PM Jun 24th from web

MOUSAVi – on his wesite – Wed Sea of Green is 100% confirmed – no cancellation will be made #Iranelection RT RT RT1:42 AM Jun 24th from web

Wednesday 4pm Baharestan Sq, Tehran – Sea of Green – #Iranelection RT RT RT – Mir Hossein Mousavi1:40 AM Jun 24th from web

Mousavi has stated ‘If I am arrested or killed – strike until the Gov falls’ – #Iranelection1:38 AM Jun 24th from web

Kayhan – Iranian Gov newspaper – has tonight called forthe arrest of Mousavi – #Iranelection RT RT RT1:30 AM Jun 24th from web

all hospitals is surrounded by militia to check why ppl going in – if gun or baton injury – they arrest and beat u #Iranelection10:52 PM Jun 23rd from web

all foreign embassys surrounded by militia to stop ppl going in – #Iranelection10:49 PM Jun 23rd from web

The parks in north of city are closed at night and militia attacking any ppl in park or walking in streets – #Iranelection10:48 PM Jun 23rd from web

there is militia controlling movement from downtown to north of Tehran to stop ppl joining Sea of Green – #Iranelection10:43 PM Jun 23rd from web

the ppl have lost all faith in this Gov – Iran can never be same as b4 again – #Iranelection10:39 PM Jun 23rd from web

all normal life in Iran has stopped – now everybody only talk about Sea of Green and rumours of how Khamenei will go – #Iranelection10:38 PM Jun 23rd from web

everywhere is road blocks and fires and sometime u hear guns shooting – #Iranelection10:32 PM Jun 23rd from web

It is just like living under martial law – u cannot go anywhere without being stoped or beaten by militia – #Iranelection10:31 PM Jun 23rd from web

the city is full of Baseej and Revolutionary Guards and plain closthes militia carrying baton and tear gas – #Iranelection10:30 PM Jun 23rd from web

Well…you get the picture….

There are reports of arrests of  entire Iranian newspaper staffs, reports of families being charged $5000-$14,000 to receive the bodies of their loved ones, 40 journalists arrested in the past 2 days.  “No mosques are allowed to hold funerals.” ” Doctors are being forced to write “death in operating room” as cause of death for recent martyrs.”(unconfirmed reports that some are refusing)  “GC speaker (guardian council) says it was a healthy election; there was no fraud.” ” People are so sad and angry about what is happening.”

These are just some of the tweets I have been following.  Well, I’m certainly glad we’re not going to share our hot dogs now with Iranian ambassadors.  Not after this nightmare.

Mr. President, now do you think you can openly and firmly condemn this regime?

No More ACORN?

Per Frank Lutz this a.m. on Fox….ACORN, the Association of Community Organizers for Renewal Now  are changing their name.  Apparently they are concerned about all the publicity they have been receiving lately.  Their new name will be Community Organizing International.  Take note, so that you will know who they are, because the leadership has not changed and their lack of transparency about where taxpayer funding goes has not changed.

Where’s the Inspector General when you need him?  Or is everyone afraid to investigate this group?  Probably more so, now that we see what happened to Gerald Walpin when he dared to touch a friend of the president’s. Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly of Fox have been investigating this group and predicted that they would “go underground”.  This may not be exactly underground, but it’s definitely an effort to avoid the spotlight that has recently been shined upon them.  Cockroaches run like crazy when you turn on the lights.

Update:  Read more here.