Speaking of Grass Roots Signage…

ParrotPatriot commented on a post of mine and I just got around to looking at her blog.  If you want to see some really good grass roots signage from the 9/12 march in Washington, D.C. you gotta go to that blog.  There are some great signs showing the incredible diversity and ingenuity of the American people.  Go to www.parrotpatriot.com and scroll down to the More Favorites 9/12 March On D.C. Photos post.  You gotta admire the spunk of the American people.

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Keeping An Eye on Things…

I just put a new category of links on my sidebar.  It could change over the course of time as the subject matter changes.  For now, I’m calling it Socialist Resources.  That’s because I came across a new website, thanks to my friend John over at Midnight Review.  He posted a picture on his site of the protesters who picketed the AIG executives.

acorn-cwf  anti-capitalist

I did my part by going to visit that website that is openly printed on their “grass roots” produced signage.  It’s interesting reading.  You should check it out and keep an eye on what the “enemies of the republic” are doing.  One of the events coming up in October is a Socialism Conference.  Looks like the title of the conference is “Capitalism is a Crime”.  And guess where it’s being held…in Nancy Pelosi’s district in San Francisco.  I suppose it will be funded by…well, capitalists.  Isn’t that the way it always goes. And I guess the signs in the picture above will fit right in at the conference.  Is there any doubt that there is a movement of haters in America taking issue with the liberties that people have died for?

This morning I was pondering Mr. Obama’s puzzling interest in the “bad boy” leaders of the world, whose people live in oppression, poverty, and despair, while at the same time he openly and strangely “disses” our allies of democracy and freedom, England and Israel.  The thought came to me while I was thinking of the Iranian guy…If you make friends with a snake, there is no guarantee that YOU won’t get bitten.  The people in these signs?…they have no idea how long it will be before Obama throws them under the bus.  They are only tools and pawns in a war that is greater than even they can understand.

Check out the website on those signs…keep an eye on what the enemy is doing.  www.pslweb.org

A View Inside Cash For Clunkers

Here’s what really happened inside the Cash For Clunkers program as witnessed by an insider who went to work there and reported what she saw.  This was the government program touted widely by the administration as a big success.  But ask some of the auto dealers who are still awaiting their promised rebate checks…

Read the story here.

Isms Defined–Which One For You?

From Open Thread on the NewsReal Blog…a simple definition of all the isms.  Choose which one you prefer to live under.

SOCIALISM

You have two cows. Give one cow to your neighbor.

COMMUNISM

You have two cows. Give both cows to the government and they may give you some of the milk.

FASCISM

You have two cows. You give all of the milk to the government and the government sells it.

NAZISM

You have two cows. The government shoots you and takes both of the cows.

ANARCHISM

You have two cows. Keep both of the cows, shoot the government agent and steal another cow.

CAPITALISM

You have two cows. Sell one cow and buy a bull. (Then go on to create more cows and bulls, a herd—editor’s note)

This open thread was submitted by James Sarafin.

The Founders’ Formula for “Calculated” Compassion

I am reading the 5000 Year Leap, Principles of Freedom 101.  Awesome book…I highly recommend it to everyone!  Ya’ know…I’ve been away from high school and any consistent study of history for a long time.  I find this book to be totally refreshing as well as an in depth study of the Founders of our nation with their great patience, wisdom, and foresight in putting our government in place.  The colonies took 60 ballots to try to reach consensus on just how to properly elect the president of the United States.  That tells me a lot…but I digress…

Let me share a bit of the wisdom from this book…first the words of Benjamin Franklin and then from the authors of The 5000 Year Leap:

To relieve the misfortunes of our fellow creatures is concurring with the Deity; it is godlike; but, if we provide encouragement for laziness, and support for  folly, may we not be found fighting aginst the order of God and Nature, which perhaps has appointed want and misery as the proper punishments for, and cautions against, as well as necessary consequences of, idleness and extravagance?  Whenever we attempt to amend the scheme of Providence, and to interfere with the government of the world, we had need be very circumspect, lest we do more harm than good.

Nearly all of the Founders seem to have acquired deep convictions that assisting those in need had to be done through means which might be called “calculated” compassion.  Highlights from their writings suggest the following:

1.  Do not help the needy completely.  Merely help them to help themselves.

2.  Give the poor the satisfaction of “earned achievement” instead of rewarding them without achievement.

3.  Allow the poor to climb the “appreciation ladder”–from tents to cabins, cabins to cottages, cottages to comfortable houses.

4.  Where emergency help is provided, do not prolong it to the point where it becomes habitual.

5.  Strictly enforce the scale of “fixed responsibility”.  The first and foremost level of responsibility is with the individual himself; the second level is the family; then the church; next the community; finally the county, and in a disaster or emergency, the state.  Under no circumstances is the federal government to become involved in public welfare.  The Founders felt it would corrupt the government and also the poor.  No Constitutional authority exists for the federal government to participate in charity or welfare.—The 5000 Year Leap

My, how far we’ve strayed…

Canada’s Health Care System “Too Radical”?

“When President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress last week in a desperate attempt to push his healthcare agenda through, he described Canada’s single payer healthcare as too much of a radical shift from the current American medical system.”  Read the rest of Canada’s health care story and how it all started in that country here.