Ronald Reagan: On His 100th Birthday

Posted by courage On February - 6 - 2011

“A Time For Choosing” – The speech Ronald Reagan gave on behalf of Sen. Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign. Sen. Goldwater did not prevail, but this speech launched Mr. Reagan’s political career.

In three years, he was Governor Ronald Reagan.

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I was only six at the time of this speech in 1964.  The sentiments Reagan spoke then ring true today and has me wondering,”have we not learned?”

If you have never heard this entire speech, take 30 minutes of your time and listen. Are not many of the thoughts Reagan expressed, while backing Goldwater, not the same principles which fueled the advent of the Tea Party and the Patriot movement?

Tyranny Takes Form: Agenda Over the Will of the People

Posted by courage On December - 29 - 2010

Have you noticed the most recent tyrannical moves from the Obama administration?   Forget the Constitution and governing, this administration is hell bent on pushing their agenda  through by any means necessary.

From Robert Allen Bonelli at Big Government:

Written into the Declaration of Independence is a simple imperative, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Our nation was built on this concept, but the Obama administration is using its power to write regulation to circumvent the will of the people and advance its own agenda.

Three recent examples of this over reach are shocking and all Americans should demand an end to the practice and a reversal of what has already been done.  Citizens need to think, whether they agree with the reasons for the circumvention or not, about what is at stake.  Using regulation to specifically subjugate the will of the people to the agenda of any president is nothing less than tyranny.

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For weeks I feel as though we have entered an alternative universe, nightly the news speaks to the grave environmental impact of the Gulf oil rig explosion.  Common people speak of fear as they watch  toxic crude oil invade their state, they worry that the lack of quick and immediate federal response  will create catastrophic damage to the ecosystem they love and  they express concern  for their livelihoods so tied in to the Gulf and then they wonder when will the scope of this massive disaster truly be known.

My heart aches for the people of Louisiana and the devastation this disaster  has placed in their lives. Yesterday I watched the following You Tube clip as Louisianan Representative Charlie Melancom stressed to a House committee the devastation that has struck his beloved state.  My eyes teared, as I this humble servant of the people become overcome with emotion, to the point of not finishing his prepared comments.  Please take the time to watch this American, while the heartfelt emotion may feel uncomfortable it is important to understand the extent of the horror.

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Who with half a brain cell did not see this coming?  Even without a law degree, any American who has a fundamental understanding of our judicial system, our laws and th e Constitution expected, while hoping against,  this action by the court.  I find this a dark insidious stain which I fear will be played out in all civilian trials of Gitmo detainees. 

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal judge has tossed out most of the government’s evidence against a terrorist detainee on grounds his confessions were coerced, allegedly by U.S. forces, before he became a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay.

In a ruling this week, U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan also said the government failed to establish that 23 statements the detainee made to interrogators at Guantanamo Bay were untainted by the earlier coerced statements made while he was held under harsh conditions in Afghanistan.

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king+obamaIn the United States of America we have something called a government, we have a Constitution, we have a voting public, we have precedent, we have something called “responsibility” and we have elections. The Democrats seem to have forgotten all of this, or maybe they just refuse to recognize it, they have declared themselves KING.  The audacity is breathtaking, as they seek to takeover 1/6th of the United States economy.  The arrogance unbounded, as they ignore the American people. The corruption, culminated through bribery of elected  officials is obscene.

Democratic leaders are looking to forgo a formal, public conference to merge the House and Senate’s health care overhaul bills, giving Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House free rein to hammer out the final measure behind closed doors and thwart Republican efforts to stymie it.

The maneuver gives Democratic leaders the ability to quickly work through hundreds of differences between the 2,000-page bills and to keep control over the deals they will need to make on politically touchy topics such as abortion, taxes and Medicare cuts.

“A true conference could take longer than it seems leaders in the Senate want to spend on this,” said a Senate Democratic aide.

Democratic aides say the final decision hasn’t been made, but the party’s congressional leaders will talk with the president this week. Democrats are pursuing a final vote in both chambers on the president’s top agenda item in time for his first State of the Union address later this month.

Of course, lets hand the President another grand photo-op at a historic juncture in this countries history.  Historic only in regards to the unconstitutionality of this legislation.  No where in history has the federal government mandated individuals to purchase from a private company any item, nor is there precedence to impose financial penalty for failing to enter in to a private contract with a public company.  We have a government drunk on its imagined power, willfully neglecting their oath of office to defend the Constitution.  This is tyranny.

Let Obama OWN Climate Regulations

Posted by courage On December - 10 - 2009

Obama has been advocating stringent controls placed on just about everything related to your present environment.  Look around.. what do you see?  Are your lights on?  Is your heat running?  Do you have a refrigerator?  How about transportation, do you own a car?   Are you a home owner?  Aspects of each item that adds comfort or makes your life fundamentally possible are going to be effected should climate change (cap and trade) legislation pass the Senate.

In a more indirect manner, what about food?  Do you buy clothes?  For that matter, just think anything you purchase, are you ready to pay higher prices across the board for these items?  If cap and trade passes, everything.. read that again EVERYTHING in your life will increase in price.  As electricity costs rise, as the price of energy increases, the cost to produce everything around you will increase.  Manufactures will pass the cost of doing business down to the lowest common denominator, you the consumer.

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Obama Clarifies: Job Stimulation is Health Care Reform

Posted by courage On December - 5 - 2009

head xrayHe hasn’t been ignoring job creation in the United States, because his health care reform the Pelosi/Reid health care initiatives are about job creation.

What has happened is a lot of the debate in Washington has been around health care, so people think, well, I guess they must not be working on jobs,” Obama said Friday in Allentown, Pennsylvania. “No, we’ve been working on jobs the whole time. Health care is part and parcel with where we need to take our economy.

Perhaps the President should consider how he will replace the doctors surveyed who stated they will retire early, instead of dealing with Pelosi/Reid health care. (previously discussed here)

Truly, I never realized the Congressional proposals were about creating jobs.. who knew?  I thought the health care initiatives were about denying procedures like mammograms and cutting off Medicare Advantage to seniors.

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People Said IT Didn’t Matter…

Posted by courage On November - 27 - 2009

H/T to my friend Play for this email:

How much are we willing to stand for?  This is some list, and the democrats and the press are helping him.  Doesn’t the press understand that when he is done there will be no freedom of the press, only puppets and the elite?

Understand the real meaning of gun control.  When Obama wrote a book and said he was mentored as a youth by Frank, (Frank Marshall Davis) an avowed Communist, People said it didn’t matter.

When it was discovered that his grandparents, who were strong socialists, sent Obama’s mother to a socialist school, and introduced Frank Marshall Davis to young Obama, People said it didn’t matter.

When people found out that he was enrolled as a Muslim child in school and his father and stepfather were both Muslims, People said it didn’t matter.

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