Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fearful, angry Latinos might shun Census

Now when Latinos voice anger at Obama, that's ok, because he promised them he'd back amnesty for illegal aliens, and hasn't yet delivered. Whites who're angry at Obama's unconstitutional agenda are only motivated by irrational racial hatred, you see. So if Latinos let off a little steam by resisting a government program, say, not participating in the census, we're supposed to sympathize.

What do you want to bet there'll be a movement to post higher numbers for Latinos based on the assumption they're being undercounted? Whatever it takes to get more political goodies, right?

Tea Party channels the Confederacy with reactionary rhetoric

From Z. Cummins,

As always, enjoy the blog.

Found this "editorial" doing the usual leftist smear equation of Tea Party=Confederacy='racist'.

Of course, we know the author of this condescending little hatchet-piece is right. The Tea Party people are "channeling" the principles that animated the C.S.A., but not the ones she's dredging up.

We Southerners of the former Confederacy are still nothing but a bunch of ignorant white racists that oppose the great commissar because he's half-black.

"Channeling the Confederacy"? Sounds like flattery to me.

It does to me, too! Thanks for the link!

Who will bail out America?

It's not just those wacky secessionists and devolutionists warning the Empire's domestic and war spending are bankrupting it, making Empire itself unsustainable. Our message is echoed by a former U.S. Comptroller General and head of the Government Accountability Office:

A longtime budget hawk and currently CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, David Walker says America's growing long-term debt is dangerously close to passing a "tipping point" that could trigger soaring interest rates and a plummeting dollar. In a worst case scenario, that could trigger a "global depression," he says, warning: "Nobody's going to bail out America."

With the U.S. facing $50 trillion in unfunded liabilities and around $62 trillion in total long-term debt, what worries Walker most is what happens after the recession dissipates.

In its attempt to control everything, DC is impoverishing us all -- not to mention jeopardizing our security by making enemies everywhere.

Charles Johnson "Fairly Sure" the Tennesee State Flag is a Neo-Nazi Logo

No one combines arrogance with ignorance like The Lizard King.

I know you are, but what am I?

How the elites view us:

CNN is making insinuations about the intellectual horsepower of the Tea Party roadtrippers, which is pretty funny coming from an organization that can't count past a couple dozen.

The absolutely inchoate rage engendered in media types when anything becomes popular without their blessing is just hilarious.

Remember, it's easy to see what their world looks like: Just turn on prime time TeeWee. Three quarters of everybody lives in New York City, and the remainder live in LA. Between the Hudson and the Hollywood Hills lies a thin belt of suburban mobsters in New Jersey, and then a vast gray wasteland filled with howling savages and extras from Deliverance, where snakes are handled and anybody with skin darker than #D2B48C tan is in danger of the weekly lynchin' bees. Also, there is no arugula.

The Ominous ‘S-Word’ – Secession


Breitbart's Big Government sees what the mainstream media refuse to see:

Our polarized society increasingly ponders what would happen if American conservatives and liberals simply agreed that their differences had become irreconcilable, and redivided the nation to go their separate ways. Which side would prosper and experience an influx of migration from the other? Conversely, which side would likely become a fiscal and socio-political basket case?

Any reasonable person already knows the likely answer. One need only compare the smoldering wreckage wrought by liberal governance in such states as California or Michigan with the comparative prosperity created by conservative governance in such states as Texas or Utah.

The passage of ObamaCare is the greatest expansion of Federal power in generations, and it was accomplished through the most partisan vote we've seen in generations. The resulting sour taste in the mouths of opponents -- and let's not forget that's a majority of the voting public -- will not vanish overnight. As the author points out, sabotage by "a few million Americans" in the form of refusing to participate would easily wreck the entire scheme. Opposition to the government taking over health care has been particularly vocal in Southern States.

Is there an easier way around this? No reader of this blog could disagree with the author's conclusion:

How will this resolve? Will we collectively weather this protracted turbulence, or will the centrifugal forces only accelerate? Dissolution obviously remains highly unlikely, but Yale University’s Bruce Judson notes in his book It Could Happen Here: America on the Brink that:

The United States is not the Soviet Union. Our economy is not as terrible. Our government is not as despised. But nobody thought the U.S.S.R. could collapse. Could everyone be wrong again?

Thomas Jefferson wrote in our Declaration of Independence that irreconcilable values sometimes make it “necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another.”

Here's an idea: Instead of two irreconcilable sections of the country continuing to frustrate each other's vision of the kind of country they want to live in, how about letting each go its separate way? If the Soviet Union can peacefully dissolve, surely we can do the same. Now that the rancor level has ratcheted up to such disturbing levels, it's clearly time for new ideas and approaches. Ramming an unwanted agenda down people's throats is no way to achieve domestic tranquility.

How the Left Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the FBI

The Southern Poverty Law Center narrative is now the official party line. Read this exposé of how the FBI has been used against political opponents -- and pay extra-special attention to how conservatives got themselves into the predicament they're in today:

With all the Bush-era anti-Muslim hysteria and war on terror authoritarianism still in place, we have under Obama a revitalization of 1990s-style paranoia about “hate groups,” survivalists and indeed the entire populist right. Just as Bush conservatives could not differentiate Saddam Hussein from Osama bin Laden, or an innocent Muslim doing charity work in Pakistan from an engineer of 9/11, or an antiwar American activist from an anti-American enemy within giving comfort to the enemy abroad, so too do the Obama leftists conflate peaceful separatists with violent racists, peaceful survivalist militia men with Timothy McVeigh.

Every act of violence or alleged plan to commit violence or even adamant anti-government activism that can be pinned on the “extremist right”—the shooter who murdered a guard at the Holocaust museum, the man who murdered an abortion doctor in church, the man who flew a plane through an IRS building, some “militia” members allegedly planning anti-government violence—all of this is seen as part of a general trend, even a rightwing conspiracy, one about as coherent as the neoconservatives’ lumping together all anti-US Muslims under the banner of “Islamofascism.”

And some readers wonder why I condemn the Neocons. We're going to hell in the handbasket they wove.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Immigration and the SPLC


Here's a great series of videos (and a transcript) featuring a National Press Club panel discussion with Mark Krikorian, Ken Silverstein, Jerry Kammer, and Carol Swain. The topic? That most sacred of sacred cows, the Southern Poverty Law Center, whose smear tactics and intimidation undermine "basic principles of civil society and democratic discussion." But you already knew that.

Here's just one delicious sample:

The accusation of racism is the most serious charge you can make against someone in modern America, comparable to accusations in the past of being a leper, a witch or a communist. The charge of racism is so incendiary that even mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer felt it necessary to deny that his crimes were motivated by it. This man, a cannibalistic, necrophiliac killer, went to great lengths to assure a relative of one of his victims that, in her words, quote, “He was not a prejudiced person. It wasn’t out of race that he killed these young men,” unquote.

When a taboo is that strong, someone is going to exploit it for political ends.

Not to mention the profit angle! Enjoy!

Illegal Immigration Undermines American Values

Great post from Youth for Western Civilization on the contempt our Hispanic colonizers have toward America. But check out this killer line:

The Left doesn't seem to have a problem with "Manifest Destiny" so long as the American majority gets to play the role of the Indians.

Yow! Now that's good verbal jousting!

Illegal Immigrant Suspected in Murder of Arizona Rancher

This sad story carries a hard lesson:

Robert Krentz was known among fellow ranchers as a good Samaritan who often helped injured illegal immigrants trying to cross the boiling desert border into Arizona. But the 58-year-old was gunned down while tending to his ranch Saturday morning, and police suspect an illegal immigrant was to blame.

Theft, robbery, vandalism and drug smuggling have always been part of illegal immigration in Cochise County, but murder is not something the cattle ranchers along the Arizona-Mexico border expected to happen to Robert Krentz.

Perfect symbolism for what this country is doing to itself -- and to future generations.

Utah governor signs bills to seize federal land

One state showing the courage to stand up to the Guvmint for their citizens! They're beginning to catch on!

Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed two bills authorizing the state to use eminent domain to seize some of the federal government's most valuable land. ...

Initially, the state would target three areas, including the Kaiparowits plateau in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which is home to large coal reserves. Eminent domain would also be used on parcels where Interior Secretary Ken Salazar scrapped 77 oil and gas leases last year.

Notice how our previous post tags the Federal government for impeding State efforts to protect their citizens from rapacious financial institutions. So it's no big surprise it's also standing in the way of oil and gas exploration.

Is there any problem DC hasn't caused or made worse?

When the federal government becomes the refuge for scoundrels

The title didn't come from a sign brandished by a neo-Nazi, hate-mongering Tea Party protester; that's an observation from West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw. Here's the quote in context:

For more than a decade, the O.C.C. [Office of the Comptroller of the Currency] has beaten back state attorneys general who have tried to enforce state consumer laws against national banks, arguing that federal laws pre-empt those of the states: the O.C.C. has stopped Georgia from enforcing predatory lending laws, intervened in New York’s effort to investigate discriminatory lending and opposed a campaign by New England states to curb gift card fees. "It’s always disheartening when the federal government becomes the refuge for scoundrels," Mr. McGraw says.

Yeah, those anti-government "extremists" are popping up in some surprising places, aren't they? Read the rest to see how the Federal government has fanned the flames of our ongoing (and escalating) financial crisis.

Quote of the day

"There is (a) class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs -- partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. ... " Booker T. Washington

The SPLC strikes gold in Michigan!

The FBI's raid on "Hutaree," a group accused of plotting to kill police, has yielded a gold mine of propaganda points for the regime and its shills. Here's how the media are playing it up:

Nine people federal prosecutors say belong to a "Christian warrior" militia were accused Monday of plotting to kill a Michigan law enforcement officer and then attack other police at the funeral. ... Attorney General Eric Holder called it "an insidious plan by anti-government extremists." ...

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit organization that monitors hate groups and other fringe organizations, lists the Hutaree as a "Patriot" group militia.

"Generally, Patriot groups define themselves as opposed to the 'New World Order,' engage in groundless conspiracy theorizing or advocate or adhere to extreme anti-government doctrines," the Southern Poverty Law Center said in a report, "Rage on the Right: The Year in Hate and Extremism."

What did I tell you? This story supposedly makes Christians, militias, and anyone who owns a gun or questions the expansion of government in our lives look bad. That covers quite a few people -- and that's the hidden agenda, as this FBI agent let slip:

"This is an example of radical and extremist fringe groups which can be found throughout our society," FBI agent Andrew Arena said in a statement.

Get that? American society is just chock-full of murderous loonies with guns and bombs -- and anyone who expresses "extreme anti-government doctrines" by questioning the Federal takeover of our health care system, DC-backed demographic revolution, or anything proposed by our Beloved Leader, is one of "them."

The central government and their camp followers see themselves as the forces of reason and order staring down at barbaric hordes. Keep that in mind the next time you hear a liberal pundit denouncing Tea Party activists for cultivating an "us versus them" attitude.

Remember, all dissent is hate speech. You have been warned.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Students want ‘Our Lord' phrase off diplomas

A college founded by Presbyterians in 1869 faces a serious legal challenge from a Muslim student:

A group of students at Trinity University is lobbying trustees to drop a reference to “Our Lord” on their diplomas, arguing it does not respect the diversity of religions on campus.

“A diploma is a very personal item, and people want to proudly display it in their offices and homes,” said Sidra Qureshi, president of Trinity Diversity Connection. “By having the phrase ‘In the Year of Our Lord,' it is directly referencing Jesus Christ, and not everyone believes in Jesus Christ.”

Qureshi, who is Muslim, has led the charge to tweak the wording, winning support from student government and a campus commencement committee. Trustees are expected to consider the students' request at a May board meeting.

Catch that? The phrase "Out Lord" does not respect diversity. That's a pretty clear statement about what's sacred in Obama's America.

Assimilation is not a problem in this country. We're assimilating to our colonizers just fine.

I’m not a marching anymore

Hey, Tea Partiers! Here's how freedom can be restored. It starts by refusing to fight according to our handlers' rules:

All those who went to Washington D.C. last weekend to protest nationalized health care did they best they could to try and influence the outcome.

However, from now on, I think it’s high time we stop marching on Washington D.C.

We need to march at the state capitol, at city hall and at the county courthouse. Even the local township hall.

The only way nationalized health care and such nationalizations of our economy and culture are going to be beaten is one block at a time.

Then one township, one county, one town. one city, one state.

Going to Washington only reinforces the idea of the imperial capital, the place where all the decisions are made that effect our “puny” lives. It reinforces the idea the masses have to spend every penny to head to the imperial center and then hope their voices will be heard. It reminds one of watching peasants locked outside the castle waiting for the king to see them.

If you're not reading Conservative Heritage Times every day, you're missing some great stuff!

Obama consolidates power

Fresh from his triumph over clueless Republicans to socialize the nation's health care, the King of the World took his victory lap on Air Force One:

President Obama rallied U.S. troops and pledged continued partnership with Afghanistan during a previously unannounced trip to the country Sunday. ...

Earlier, Obama met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the Presidential Palace to discuss progress by the Afghan government in strengthening its ability to run the country and provide security for its people.

By "partnership," Obama means "subservience to the DC Empire." Just as "discuss progress" means "give orders to the puppet government."

Then Obama encouraged the legions, cleverly crowing about his own victory over his domestic political rivals:

To cheers from the combined joint task force that includes troops from all four services, Obama said: "The United States of America does not quit once it starts on something. ... We keep at it. We persevere. And together, with our partners, we will prevail. I am absolutely confident of that."

Get that? Obama's perseverance in pushing through the Federal takeover of health care represents the Empire's vitality. The royal reference in "We persevere" is hard to miss.

The government's consolidation of power at home reinforces its consolidation of power abroad. For an empire, national and international power are one. So liberals cheering on socialized medicine, and conservatives cheering on the troops endorse each other, whether they want to admit it or not.

AP to Breitbart: Prove Tea Partiers AREN’T Racist

Big Journalism takes on the AP's blatant bias against conservatives:

This is what it has come to. In this “news” column from the AP on the Tea Party rally in Harry Reid’s hometown of Searchlight, Nev., yesterday, the AP puts the burden of proof on Andrew Breitbart to prove that no one yelled the N-word at the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington last Sunday:

“Conservative columnist Andrew Breitbart disputed accounts that tea party activists in Washington shouted racial epithets at black members of Congress amid the health care debate, although he didn’t provide any evidence.” – AP, 12/27/10

Now, on to the assault on basic fairness: Is the AP now on record that the Tea Party activists who protest at these gatherings are ipso facto guilty of racism if someone accuses them of racism? Is that all it takes? Have there been any calls from the AP for members of the Congressional Black Caucus to prove that the protestors that day shouted the N-word?

They don't need proof. Like the radical feminist interpretation of rape, which says that ALL male-female relationships are based on violence and male domination, the allegation of racism is itself a prima facie case of racism. Since whites are inherently racist, and have constructed a society built on white privilege, any time a minority confronts the white power structure, racism is clearly at work -- otherwise, the minority wouldn't be making the charge.

Pretty slick, huh? That's better than Catch 22!

Repeal and Replace: The Blindness of the GOP

Think the Party of Lincoln offers a pro-liberty alternative to the openly socialist Democratic Party? Better think again! From DumpDC:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R, KY) stated that the Republican’s motto for the upcoming election cycle will be “Repeal and Replace.” ...

Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? Who wouldn’t like the Republicans if they pulled this off?

Answer: Anyone who understands that the Congress HAS NO AUTHORITY WHATSOEVER to enact ANY legislation regarding health care.

Notice that McConnell didn’t say “Repeal…and nothing else.” Oh, Hell no. The Republicans simply want to replace the Democrat’s law with a new law of their own. And don’t be naïve to think that the GOP’s bill won’t be laden with pork, just like the present bill.

A better title for this post would've been "The Absolute, Total Uselessness of the GOP."

Flags of the Rebellion


Members of the South Carolina League of the South protest Li'l Lindsey's amnesty plan.

Say, does anyone have any idea why they haven't impeached this sell-out senator yet?

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

FBI Raids Michigan Militia Group

Well, here's one group of rural Americans who won't be clinging to their guns any more:

The FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the Joint Terrorism Task Force are all involved in raids around Adrian that may be connected to a militia group.

The FBI conducted multiple raids throughout Saturday and into Sunday, with one of them centered on a property where known members of a militia live. The land is owned by a man who lives in a house on the property. His sons live in two mobile homes that are also on the property. Saturday's raids were concentrated on those mobile homes.

Helicopters were spotted in the sky for much of the night, and agents set up checkpoints throughout the area, including in Sand Creek and Clayton in Lenawee County. Witnesses tell Action News that it was like a small army had descended on the area.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Quote of the day

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."

-- Author Unknown

Feds ‘Pinged’ Sprint GPS Data 8 Million Times Over a Year

From Wired:

Sprint Nextel provided law enforcement agencies with customer location data more than 8 million times between September 2008 and October 2009, according to a company manager who disclosed the statistic at a non-public interception and wiretapping conference in October.

The manager also revealed the existence of a previously undisclosed web portal that Sprint provides law enforcement to conduct automated “pings” to track users. Through the website, authorized agents can type in a mobile phone number and obtain global positioning system (GPS) coordinates of the phone.

The revelations, uncovered by blogger and privacy activist Christopher Soghoian, have spawned questions about the number of Sprint customers who have been under surveillance, as well as the legal process agents followed to obtain such data.

The Feds went to all that trouble to protect us from Islamo-Meanies! And now they want to do even more. They must really care about us ...

Propaganda vs. news

Here's the headline and sub-headline from Fox News on the Iraq elections (you remember, that's what we sacrificed 4,400 Americans and three trillion dollars for):

Secularist Coalition Claims Victory in Iraqi Elections

Ayad Allawi wins most seats in parliamentary elections, beating Shiite bloc headed by country's PM Nouri al-Maliki


And here's AntiWar:

Maliki Rejects Results as Allawi Declared Winner

Bombs Kill 42 in Iraq Town as Election Tensions Rise


Which site most reflects reality? We copy and paste, you decide.

2010: A Race Odyssey


A lesson in manufacturing news, via Breitbart:

On Saturday, during the peaceful and patriotic tea party protest at the Capitol, the Democrats staged a series of symbolic acts meant to manipulate the media to do its bidding. The Congressional Black Caucus pulled the Selma card and chose to walk through the crowd in the hopes of creating a YouTube incident.



There is no reason in 21st century America on an issue that is not a black or white or a civil rights issue to have a bloc of black people walk slowly through a mostly white crowd to make a racial point. The walk in and of itself — with two of the participants holding their handheld cameras above their heads hoping to document “proof” — was an act of racism meant to create a contrast between the tea party crowd and themselves.

Of course this was a deliberate attempt to goad the protesters to commit lese majeste against the Congressional Black Caucus. They've learned to use their "victimhood" as a big stick for silencing opponents. That's how they get the power and the big bucks that go with it.

Sure beats working for a living.

“Conservative” Senators Draw A Bullseye on American Citizens

The War on Freedom continues. From DumpDC:

Why is the national security community treating the “Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010,” introduced by Sens. John McCain and Joseph Lieberman on Thursday as a standard proposal, as a simple response to the administration’s choices in the aftermath of the Christmas Day bombing attempt? A close reading of the bill suggests it would allow the U.S. military to detain U.S. citizens without trial indefinitely in the U.S. based on suspected activity. Read the bill here, and then read the summarized points after the jump.

According to the summary, the bill sets out a comprehensive policy for the detention, interrogation and trial of suspected enemy belligerents who are believed to have engaged in hostilities against the United States by requiring these individuals to be held in military custody, interrogated for their intelligence value and not provided with a Miranda warning.

(There is no distinction between U.S. persons–visa holders or citizens–and non-U.S. persons.)

Ah, bi-partisanship. It's a beautiful thing.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Fidel tells Obama "Felicidades" on Health Care

Obama continues to wow his supporters:

Castro said the passage of health care would strengthen Obama's hand against "lobbyists and mercenaries" but then quickly moved to praising his own country.

"It is really incredible that 234 years after the Declaration of Independence ... the government of that country has approved medical attention for the majority of its citizens, something that Cuba was able to do half a century ago," Castro wrote.

As long as Fidel's happy ...

Democrat Anthony Weiner on enforcement of ObamaCare

It's all very simple, really. Obama and the Democrats have created a compassionate, voluntary system to improve health care. No one is going to "enforce" compliance, nor is any American citizen who chooses not to buy health insurance going to be criminalized. It's only a rumor that the IRS will operate as "a spy agency" for the Federal government.

But if you don't comply, you will be penalized 1% of your annual salary.

Got that?

With that in mind, here's our word of the day: Doublethink - n. Thought marked by the acceptance of gross contradictions and falsehoods, especially when used as a technique of self-indoctrination.

Federal judge strikes down rental ordinance

So here's how it works:

A federal judge has ruled that a Farmers Branch ordinance banning illegal immigrants from renting apartments is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle of Dallas ruled Wednesday that the ordinance was an attempt to enforce U.S. immigration laws, something only the federal government can do.

"Ordinance 2952 is a regulation of immigration and is preempted by the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution because the authority to regulate immigration is exclusively a federal power," she wrote.

In other words, just because the Federal government refuses to enforce Federal immigration laws, States and municipalities cannot fill in the gaps because that's the job of the Federal government.

Makes perfect sense -- for an outlaw regime imposing its agenda on the people.

Oppose ObamaCare? Then you're a terrorist!

Hey, don't get mad at me! I didn't say that -- Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said it -- and he's an elected official, so it must be true:


Besides, the totally objective Southern Poverty Law Center confirms Clyburn's conclusion. According to SPLC spokes-ghoul Mark Potok:

Today, the fury is building again, this time over bailouts of banks and the auto industry, health insurance, the economy, government spending, and the country's changing demographics.

And that anger has fueled a pervasive rage on the right — a rage reflected, as we report in this issue, in the dramatic growth of radical groups. Hate groups last year remained at record levels despite the collapse of a major neo-Nazi group. Anti-immigrant vigilante groups soared by nearly 80%. And, most dramatically, militias and the larger Patriot movement came roaring back, with 363 new militias and related groups appearing in 2009 for a dizzying 244% increase.

Well, that couldn't be any clearer: Anyone who opposes corporate welfare, government take-over of private business, or Open Borders is just a super-bad crazy, radical, vigilante, neo-Nazi militia member.

The purpose of this SPLC hyperbole is crystal-clear: To silence people into compliance with whatever the Federal government orders them to do. Dissent defines you as an untouchable.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

America has become an 'elective dictatorship'

Here's how we look from the other side of the pond:

Has America been more politically divided over an issue since the Civil War? Civil Rights? At least that issue cut across party lines, whereas health care reform — or “socialised medicine”, as its opponents call it — has divided the parties right down the middle. Not a single Republican voted for the bill. (Admittedly, 34 Democrats voted against it.) This was a bitterly fought legislative campaign that gave the lie to Obama’s claim that his Presidency would be “postpartisan”. He is the most partisan President in living memory. ...

It will be interesting to see how far Obama can use the powers vested in him as President to railroad through these reforms. An elected dictator? I cannot see a freedom-loving people putting up with such a figure for long.

Even other countries are starting to notice the revolution that's reshaping America. Sometimes a little distance from a catastrophe helps one see things that those who're caught up in it can't -- or won't -- see for themselves.

Iowa Congressman floats secession as solution to forced health care

From The Ohio Republic:

"If I could start a country with a bunch of people, they’d be the folks who were standing with us the last few days. Let’s hope we don’t have to do that! Let’s beat that other side to a pulp! Let’s take them out. Let’s chase them down. There’s going to be a reckoning!" Rep. Steve King (R-IA), to Tea Party Activists after DC enacted socialized medicine.

More eyes are beginning to open ...

Health Care Law Signals US Empire Decline?


Looks like we're not the only ones to see what's happening. From CNBC:

The passage of the health care law shows that the US empire is declining because it illustrates the fact that people expect the state to take care of them, David Murrin, the co-founder of Emergent Asset Management hedge fund manager, told CNBC.

On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama signed into law health care legislation that expands health coverage for the poor, imposes new taxes on the rich and forbids insurance practices such as refusing coverage to those with pre-existing conditions.

In their expansionary phase, empires force people to go out, seek risks and fend for themselves, Murrin said, reminding of the dismantling of the British empire after the war, when the National Health Service, which ensures universal health coverage in Britain, was created.

"This (empire decline) is actually a dead-set course that societies get into and it will happen very quickly I'm afraid," he told "Squawk Box Europe. As you start to build a system it becomes cohesive because of its success… the fractures in the American system I think are more apparent than ever," Murrin added.

It's time to escape the Imperial Titanic and man the lifeboats of the Sovereign States.

Senate GOP leader wants N.C. to sue on health care

News items like this are enough to make you think the people -- and even some of their representatives -- have re-discovered their backbones:

The Republican leader in the North Carolina Senate wants state Attorney General Roy Cooper to sue to try to block the massive health care overhaul signed into law by President Obama.

Senate Minority Leader Phil Berger of Rockingham County wrote to Cooper on Wednesday, urging him to join 13 other attorneys general challenging the constitutionality of the law pushed by Democrats.

It's pretty clear by now DC is lost -- we, the people, have no chance of "re-taking" the District of Corruption. The fight is at the level of the sovereign States. Let Senator Berger (send him e-mail) know you support his efforts!

Better yet, call the North Carolina Attorney General's office at (919) 716-6400, and let them know you support Senator Berger's call to action. I just did, and the lady who answered the phone was very polite and responsive.

Here's a summary and map showing the status of State efforts to stop the Federal takeover of our health care.

The Triumph of the Insurance Companies

Bush convinced Americans that repealing the Bill of Rights was a conservative goal.

Now Obama has Americans believing the biggest corporate welfare plan in American history is a victory for liberalism.

And the government just gets more and more power over us. Amazing.

Flags of the Rebellion


From the Confederate Heritage Youth Day, sponsored by the York, South Carolina, Sons of Confederate Veterans, 2007. Artillery and small-arms exhibitions, the timeless gift of Southern pride, and a cook-out -- what's not to love?

Send me your flag pictures at rebellionblog@gmail.com

Articles of Secession?

More conservative bloggers join the fight against the REAL enemy of freedom -- an out-of-control, irredeemable Federal Leviathan. Welcome to the fight, gentlemen!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Point of No Return?

Here's another great, though disturbing, piece by Thomas Sowell:

With the passage of the legislation allowing the federal government to take control of the medical care system of the United States, a major turning point has been reached in the dismantling of the values and institutions of America. ...

With politicians now having not only access to our most confidential records, and having the power of granting or withholding medical care needed to sustain ourselves or our loved ones, how many people will be bold enough to criticize our public servants, who will in fact have become our public masters?

Sowell concludes with this warning:

The last opportunity that current American citizens may have to determine who will control Congress may well be the election in November of this year. Off-year elections don't usually bring out as many voters as Presidential election years. But the 2010 election may be the last chance to halt the dismantling of America. It can be the point of no return.

As much as I respect Sowell's opinion, he's dead wrong here. This country passed the point of no return a long time ago.

Consider: We, as a nation, have already prostrated ourselves before a government we acknowledge as all-powerful and omnipotent.

We renounce the right proclaimed by the Declaration of Independence to abolish a tyrannical government every time we mindlessly chant the Pledge of Allegiance.

We submit to the nullification of our rights against warrantless searches. We convince ourselves it’s somehow patriotic to allow the government to legislate away our rights of habeas corpus and trial by jury. Whatever it takes to protect us from Islamo-Meanies!

Then we get upset when that same government commands us to buy health insurance?

Both parties fool us into surrendering more of our basic rights. The government becomes more powerful, and we become weaker, no matter which party holds power.

Troll around the conservative blogosphere, and you'll see countless appeals to "win back" Congress, starting by making the conservative case to the American people. Then, they argue, a conservative Congress will repeal ObamaCare and all the other socialist measures enacted up to that point.

Get real. We're not in a debate class, where you get points for creating a logical case backed by facts. This is politics, which boils down to "Who? Whom?"

And if you want to know which pronoun applies to us, just ask Pat Buchanan, whose career has been based on pointing out the dirty little secrets of DC's growing imperial power:

Between 1980 and 2008, Los Angeles, No. 1, grew by 2.5 million to 10 million people. The immigrant share went from 22 percent to 41 percent. Over those decades, the GOP share of the presidential vote fell from 52 percent in Ronald Reagan’s rout of Jimmy Carter to 29 percent for John McCain.

Orange County, the bastion of Barry Goldwater conservatism, saw its population rise from 1.9 million in 1980 to 3.2 million in 2008, with the immigrant share rising from 13 percent to 34 percent. Reagan swept Orange County with 68 percent. McCain got 50 percent.

Why do you think Obama plans to grant amnesty to all those future Democratic voters?

Obama signs Health Care bill into law

Whew! Glad that's over. The suspense was killing me.

Flags of the Rebellion


In 1962, the University of Florida put the Confederate Battle Flag on the side of their helmets for the post season Gator Bowl game with Penn State.

Florida was 6-4 and Penn State was 9-1. Penn State made no secret of the fact that the considered the Gators an unworthy opponent.

The attitude of Penn State motivated Florida to put the Battle Flag on the side of their helmets to pump the team up. Florida won 17-7.

This photo shows the Florida players carrying coach Ray Graves off the field after the game.

Deo Vindice,

Pastor Greg Wilson
Archer, Florida, CSA (occupied)

The Tea Party protesters would also be more successful if they'd ditch the flag of their oppressors and fly the Battleflag instead!

Send me your flag pictures at rebellionblog@gmail.com

“Hate,” Immigration, and the Southern Poverty Law Center

Why would a liberal promote the conservative Center for Immigration Studies' new report on the Southern Poverty Law Center? Here are Ken Silverstein's own words:

... because much like CIS, I feel that the Law Center is essentially a fraud and that it has a habit of casually labeling organizations as “hate groups.” (Which doesn’t mean that some of the groups it criticizes aren’t reprehensible.) In doing so, the SPLC shuts down debate, stifles free speech, and most of all, raises a pile of money, very little of which is used on behalf of poor people.

To prove his point, Silverstein notes that the SPLC's stockpile is now $175 million -- "bigger than the GNP of some of the world’s smaller nations."

Heck, they could jump on the bandwagon, secede from the DC Empire, and start their own country. They could call it Heidistan.

How about Potokopia? Or Deesland?

Monday, March 22, 2010

A little advice from one of the Founders

"Whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force." Thomas Jefferson, in the Kentucky Resolution, which he authored in response to the Federal government's passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts.

Health care takeover fight shifts to the States

From Fox News:

Now that the House, in a historic vote, has passed the Senate's health care bill and sent it to the president's desk, state lawmakers and attorneys general already are lining up to challenge its constitutionality and wage an outside-the-Beltway war against it in the courts. ...

At least three dozen state legislatures are considering proposals to challenge the federal legislation. Some are pursuing amendments to their constitutions by ballot question; others are looking to change state law.

Actually, all the issues that DC has imposed on the people will be fought "outside the Beltway," from resisting the Federal takeover of the health care industry, to border security, to opposing amnesty and demographic reconstruction.

Local elections are what matter now. Forget electing congressmen and senators to DC -- it's unsalvageable. Let's instead focus out time and money into putting good people into State legislatures, city councils, and county commissions.

Al Sharpton calls 'em as he sees 'em

Folks on the right, especially the Tea Party protesters, were soundly condemned for characterizing Obama's agenda as socialistic. All that's changed. Everyone on the left is dropping the pretense now that they've pushed through the government takeover of health care.


In case you missed it:

"The American public overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they elected President Obama." The Reverend Al Sharpton.

Thanks for clearing that up for us, Reverend.

Obama Is the Comeback Kid

Who says ObamaCare is the first step toward socialism? Check out this blatant bit of chest-thumping from a long-time Obama groupie at Talking Points Memo:

The camel of universal health care now has its nose under the tent. In ten years, we may have have what Canada, France and Japan has now. Maybe sooner.

And it's thanks to Obama (and Pelosi and to Scott Brown who made the White House understand that it was on the verge of Jimmy Carter-land).

What a great day. Now, if only the southern Republicans and their blue dog buddies (the Dixiecrats) would just secede!

This time, let's just wave goodbye.

My, but the lefties have become bold! And believe us, Mr. Rosenberg, we're trying to escape from the Titanic as fast as we can.

Quote of the day

"When you say 'La Raza,' you are saying an anti-gringo thing, and it won't stop there. Today it's anti-gringo, tomorrow it will be anti-Negro, and the day after it will be anti-Filipino, anti-Puerto Rican. ... La Raza is a very dangerous concept. I speak very strongly against it among the Chicanos." Cesar Chavez.

Hispanic Democrats vote yes on healthcare

Now why do you think the increasingly powerful Hispanic caucus would approve a health care bill that excludes illegal aliens? It's simple, says Rep. Jose Serrano:

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), who previously stated he would vote against the bill, said at the news conference that he changed his mind after having a series of conversations with Obama during which the president renewed his commitment to immigration reform. ...

Hispanic Democrats said they decided to strengthen their own cause and the president’s hand by helping him attain a major victory. They also said they have set the stage for addressing the public-exchange issue after the healthcare bill becomes law.

“I’ve been a legislator for 35 years,” said Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.). “Once you have a law on the books, you can amend it as time goes on.”

Back in January, Pat Buchanan noted the racial divisiveness of the Obama health care bill, which depended on whites subsidizing Third-World immigration. That part of Obama's agenda has now been passed. The next step is to implement the leftist/Neocon open borders agenda, and Obama has already made it clear whose side he's on.


(Photos from Youth for Western Civilization)

Yesterday, in the District of Corruption, while the Evil Party rammed through its socialist agenda, illegal aliens demonstrated outside demanding amnesty. Their president assured them they'd get it:

President Obama sent a video message with hopeful rhetoric for the crowd.

"I pledge everything in my power to forge a bi-partisan consensus this year on this important issue."

I'll say this for President Obama: He is a man of his word.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Rules? This. Is. Congress!

Yes, Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings (Fla.) just said this in the most powerful committee of the United States House of Representatives. The people’s [??] house:

“There ain’t no rules here, we’re trying to accomplish something. . ..All this talk about rules. . . .When the deal goes down . . . we make ‘em up as we go along.”

Jihad as American as apple pie

He has a point. After all, John Brown was the first to bring holy war to this land. And we should look for more, says this dangerous man:

Violent jihad, or Islamic holy war, is "becoming as American as apple pie," US-born fugitive cleric Anwar Al-Awlaqi said in an unauthenticated message released Friday. ...

Awlaqi has been cited as an influence on three of the hijackers in the September 11, 2001 attacks and exchanged emails with Major Nidal Hasan, the US army psychiatrist accused of opening fire on fellow soldiers at a Texas army base, killing 13 people in November.

The imam has also been linked to Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian student accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound flight with explosives in his underwear on December 25.

Actually, it's really inevitable we'll see much, much more violent jihad here at home, thanks to DC's ongoing demographic reconstruction of this country.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fess Parker, Star of 'Davy Crockett,' Dies at 85


A sad good-bye to a childhood hero. Yes, I had a coonskin hat and sang "The Ballad of Davy Crockett."


Born on a mountain top in Tennessee, greenest state in the land of the free
Raised in the woods so's he knew ev'ry tree, kilt him a b'ar when he was only three
Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier!

He went off to Congress an' served a spell, fixin' up the Govern'ments an' laws as well
Took over Washin'ton so we heered tell, an' patched up the crack in the Liberty Bell
Davy, Davy Crockett, seein' his duty clear!

He heard of Houston an' Austin so, to the Texas plains he jest had to go
Where freedom was fightin' another foe, an' they needed him at the Alamo
Davy, Davy Crockett, the man who don't know fear!

His land is biggest an' his land is best, from grassy plains to the mountain crest
He's ahead of us all meetin' the test, followin' his legend into the West
Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier!

The Wars of Tribe and Faith

Leave it to Pat Buchanan to point out the growing fault lines the multiculturalists want to ignore:

What the splintering of the Soviet Union and of a Yugoslavia whose baptismal certificate dated to the Paris peace conference of 1919 revealed was the accuracy of Arthur Schlesinger’s insight in his 1991 "Dis-Uniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society":

"Nationalism remains after two centuries the most vital political emotion in the world — far more vital than social ideologies such a communism or fascism or even democracy. … Within nation-states, nationalism takes the form of ethnicity or tribalism."

Ethnic ties, Schlesinger wrote, might prove more powerful and historically important than the forces of globalism and democratism, which then seemed ascendant. He only neglected to mention religious faith as often a "far more vital" emotion than ideology.

Regular readers of this blog will recognize this as old news (See "Why the Southern Cause? Here's why ... "). Human nature will outlast and outwit all the ideologies and other-worldly theories. The lumping together of the entire human race into one Earthly Paradise isn't a new idea -- ambitious despots have dreamed of it for centuries, from Alexander to Genghis Khan, from Napoleon and Hitler, from Stalin to George Soros. Erasing heritage means erasing history and identity -- and human beings will not have it. The urge to assert and preserve one's authentic individual and social nature will inevitably triumph over theory.

And don't think for a moment the DC Empire is an exception, says Buchanan:

Globalization is no longer on the march, but on the defensive. Economic nationalism is rising. Across the Third World, we see an upsurge of ethnonationalism and fundamentalism, especially among the Islamic peoples. From Nigeria to Sudan to Mindanao, Muslims battle Christians, as Christians are persecuted in Egypt, Iraq, and Pakistan. ...

Ethnonationalism, that relentless drive of peoples to secede and dwell apart, to establish their own nation-state, where their faith is predominant, their language spoken, their heroes and history revered, and they rule to the exclusion of all others, is rampant.

In speaking of the rising tribalism abroad, Schlesinger added, "The ethnic upsurge in America, far from being unique, partakes of the global fever."

Indeed, separatism and secessionism seem to be in the air.

The globalists will use the power of government to enforce large-scale versions of "Mix It Up at Lunch" programs all they want. People will fight and die to preserve community, tradition, and place, those things that provide context and meaning in their lives. The globalists, on the other hand, dream of a flattened world where all is standardized and homogenized. To them we say, "Come and take it."

Another pair of hands reaching for your tax dollars

Should Floridians fork over even more subsidies to the lucrative film industry? Check out the debate here.

Flags of the Rebellion


Governor Sanford displays the American flag that North Carolinians bravely fought under from 1861-1865 at the “Confederate Centennial."

Bernie from North Carolina

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CIS points out race-baiting tactics used by La Raza

Now this is fun -- someone's putting the high 'n mighty SPLC under the microscope for a change. The resulting picture ain't pretty:

While the SPLC presented itself as a public-interest watchdog, it became a propaganda arm of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). Its designation of Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) as a 'hate group' was a publicity stunt in the service of La Raza's 'Stop the Hate Campaign.' That campaign, formally launched in early 2008, is actually an effort to stop the debate on national immigration policy.

The investigative reporter who uncovered the SPLC's smear campaign to de-legitimize dissent against DC's amnesty agenda is Pulitzer Prize-winner Jerry Kammer. You will want to read the whole thing, and bookmark it for future reference. The next time your local paper quotes these leftist fat cats, it'll make great ammunition for your letter to the editor.

Computer snafu is behind at least 50 'raids' on Brooklyn couple's home

To err is human -- but to really screw things up, you need a computer:

Embarrassed cops on Thursday cited a "computer glitch" as the reason police targeted the home of an elderly, law-abiding couple more than 50 times in futile hunts for bad guys.

Apparently, the address of Walter and Rose Martin's Brooklyn home was used to test a department-wide computer system in 2002.

What followed was years of cops appearing at the Martins' door looking for murderers, robbers and rapists - as often as three times a week.

I'm afraid we're looking at a growing trend. Not in computer glitches -- but in blaming them for "unfortunate accidents" by government.

JPMorgan, UBS and Deutsche Bank Charged with Derivatives Fraud

More shenanigans in the world of international finance -- with the growing possibility the US government is involved:

More like international crime families sending out enticing emails trying to lure and trick the unsuspecting than serious financial institutions. This is banking? ...

There is speculation that the US government cannot reform these banks because it is deeply involved in financial transactions of a questionable nature with them itself, ranging from enormous individual campaign contributions to market manipulation in various financial instruments in support of government policy which is otherwise failing badly.

Why do you think we call them "banksters"?

Obama's Approval Rating Lowest Yet, Congress' Declines

Here are the numbers:

President Barack Obama's job approval is the worst of his presidency to date, with 46% of Americans approving and 48% disapproving of the job he is doing as president in the latest Gallup Daily three-day average. ...

Americans hold Congress in far less esteem than they do the president -- 16% approve and 80% disapprove of the job Congress is doing, according to the latest update from a March 4-7 Gallup poll.

Can you imagine a business retaining an employee with such a dismal record of under-performance? Why do we need these clowns?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Letter from a student: How did States' Rights return?

You'll love this email:

"I am a freshman at the University of Michigan. I have no ties to the South, but have always been interested in Southern history. Please do not be offended, but I have always believed that the Civil War (or War Between the States if you will) decided that the Constitution and the federal government take precedence over the individual states. Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis were good men, and no doubt brave men, but were wrong in their understanding of American law and where ultimate loyalty lies.

My question is how do you explain the resurgence of nullification and States Rights when those issues were supposedly settled in 1865? Thank you."

T.M. of Lansing, Michigan

First, there's the logical side of the question: Did the people of the States have the right to withdraw the powers they had delegated to the Federal government? Do they still have it? This article by Al Benson Jr. will explain the Constitutional, legal question.

Then there's the other aspect: How did this defeated Cause remain alive, glowing like a spark, and finally rekindle into a direct challenge to the Federal government?

Now we're in the realm of the heart, of memory, and the undying human spirit of rebellion against tyranny and domination. Below are the best responses I can think of:


Arlington, Virginia

They think that they have pacified Ireland. They think that they have purchased half of us and intimidated the other half. They think that they have foreseen everything, think that they have provided against everything; but the fools, the fools, the fools! - they have left us our Fenian dead, and while Ireland holds these graves, Ireland unfree shall never be at peace. Patrick Pearse, Irish patriot


Salisbury, North Carolina

States in rebellion?

Obama's power grab is about to blow back in his face:

Virginia will sue over health care

Idaho to Sue Feds Over Health Care Mandate

Prediction: Obama and the Democratic majority will ram through socialized medicine despite these feeble protests. Forget the government courts. Instead of playing "Mother, may I?" with this out-of-control "servant" of the sovereign States, it's time for some serious resistance.

The great divide between state capitols and Fantasyland

Why the renewed interest in States' Rights, nullification, and secession? It's not nostalgia for the Old South, nor a cover for irrational hatred of minorities, as the Empire's Inquisition would have you believe.

The reason local self-government has roared back into the marketplace of ideas is because it's increasingly apparent that DC is too big, too entrenched, too detached. Its own bulk makes it oblivious to the consequences of its own policies, as David Broder argues here:

There is a great divide in American politics. It's not between Democrats and Republicans. It's between the president and Congress in Washington, on one side, and governors and legislators around the country on the other.

The record of the Washington politicians is summarized in the report that came out of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) last week. That nonpartisan scorekeeper announced that it projects the cumulative national debt to increase in the next decade by $9.8 trillion.

That unimaginable (and indigestible) sum is more than a trillion dollars higher than the Obama administration's estimate. It means a lower future standard of living for Americans because of vastly increased debt. ...

The Great Recession knocked state tax revenues down by $87 billion in the fiscal year that ended last September — an 11 percent decline that was the steepest on record.

In response, the first thing the states did was to cut spending. General fund outlays were reduced by 4 percent in fiscal 2009 and by another 4.8 percent in 2010 — even as Medicaid rolls swelled and other recession-related expenses climbed. ...

Governors live in the real world, where budgets mean something more than a formula for shifting burdens to the next generation and where there is much less room for partisan game-playing.

Once again this year, Congress has passed a "pay-as-you-go" bill requiring it to make compensatory cuts whenever it increases appropriations for some worthy purpose.

Then it turned right around and began waiving the requirement when circumstances pinched.

Discipline is visible in the states. It is still a stranger to Washington.

And discipline will remain unknown in the District of Corruption as long as the people of the sovereign States support it with their tax dollars and blind support. Congress, the President, and the bloated bureaucracy in DC are parasites and maniacal spendthrifts, but we are their enablers. Since they will never learn, it's a question of when we will learn.

Flags of the Rebellion

Sophia Loren, Confederate Supporter!


8/12/1957-Washington, DC: Italy's gift to the movies, glamourous Sophia Loren, waves a Confederate flag and explains that she's a gal of the Old South herself- from the Old South of Italy.

Many a boy had a crush on Sophia in the 1950’s and 1960’s, here is why. Thanks to Joe Vallente.

Bernie from North Carolina

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Some races ARE more equal than others

A recent posting on the Southern Poverty Law Center blog makes this frank admission:

We make no apologies for sharing that research with others in the human rights community, including La Raza, which we consider an important ally.

Ally, huh? Let's see:

ally - noun. a person, group, or nation that is associated with another or others for some common cause or purpose

What cause does La Raza promote? La Raza (translation: "Das Volk") is in the thick of Latino nationalism, which MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan) spells out on its website:

Before the world, before all of North America, before all our brothers in the bronze continent, we are a nation, we are a union of free pueblos, we are Aztlán.

For La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada. ["For the race everything, outside the race nothing."]

El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán sets the theme that the Chicanos (La Raza de Bronze) must use their nationalism as the key or common denominator for mass mobilization and organization. Once we are committed to the idea and philosophy of El Plan de Aztlán, we can only conclude that social, economic, cultural, and political independence is the only road to total liberation from oppression, exploitation, and racism. Our struggle then must be for the control of our barrios, campos, pueblos, lands, our economy, our culture, and our political life. El Plan commits all levels of Chicano society - the barrio, the campo, the ranchero, the writer, the teacher, the worker, the professional - to La Causa.

MEChA and La Raza not only share similar goals, but significant crossover membership:

Former MEChA members include Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who was officially endorsed by La Raza for mayor and was awarded La Raza's Graciela Olivarez Award. Now we know why he refuses to condemn a sea of foreign flags in his city. California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante is also a former MEChA member. He delivered the keynote address at La Raza's 2002 Annual Convention.

The National Council of La Raza and its allies in public office make no repudiation of the radical MEChA and its positions. In fact, as recently as 2003, La Raza was actively funding MEChA, according to federal tax records.

Please refer to these facts the next time someone tries to argue that La Raza or the SPLC are "civil rights" organizations. They are Hispanic ethnic lobbies -- and rich, powerful ones at that.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

States’ Rights Is Rallying Cry for Lawmakers

Even the New York Times acknowledges the growing resistance to DC:

Whether it’s correctly called a movement, a backlash or political theater, state declarations of their rights — or in some cases denunciations of federal authority, amounting to the same thing — are on a roll. ...

Alabama, Tennessee and Washington are considering bills or constitutional amendments that would assert local police powers to be supreme over the federal authority, according to the Tenth Amendment Center, a research and advocacy group based in Los Angeles. And Utah, again not to be outdone, passed a bill last week that says federal law enforcement authority, even on federal lands, can be limited by the state.

You definitely want to read the whole thing. Not only does it quote our friend Thomas Woods Jr., but actually discusses States' Rights without pasting in a canned quote from some faux-outraged SPLC hack. Even better, it includes this:

“Who is the sovereign, the state or the federal government?” said State Representative Chris N. Herrod, a Republican from Provo, Utah, and leader of the 30-member Patrick Henry Caucus, which formed last year and led the assault on federal legal barricades in the session that ended Thursday. ... “Those politicians who don’t understand that things are different are in big trouble because a few people showing up to caucus can have a big influence,” Mr. Herrod said.

I couldn't have said it better myself, Mr. Herrod!

Time for a "Velvet Revolution"?

That's what Congressman Steve King says:

Americans should launch a “Velvet Revolution”-style uprising against the federal government in order to put a stop to creeping socialism and defeat health care reform, U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, said Tuesday.

King was a featured speaker at several “Kill the Bill” rallies in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday morning that were designed to stop health care reform legislation. In an interview with the liberal site Huffington Post, King said there are a lot of similarities between current-day America and Czechoslovakia under communism.

I knew conservatives would recognize creeping authoritarianism when a leftist president promoted it, and would rise up against it. When Bush and Cheney pushed through No Child Left Behind, amnesty for illegal aliens, socialized medicine for seniors, and the PATRIOT ACT, conservatives meekly obeyed, believing they were supporting conservative and patriotic measures.

Thank you, Mr. Obama, for removing the scales from their eyes! You were the defibrillator for a comatose conservative movement.

The Pledge of Allegiance is Constitutional

A major victory in our fight for freedom! A Federal judge has ruled that Americans will be allowed to include the words "under God" when they renounce their sovereignty and swear fealty to their masters in DC:

Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance. Judge Carlos Bea, the author of the majority opinion, finely exhibited what it means to be a constitutionalist judge. His opinion considered the words “under God” not in isolation, but within their proper context and according to an honest analysis of the relevant history.

This gives the absolute, unquestionable power of the Federal government the endorsement of religious faith. Is this a great country, or what?

U.S.-Mexico virtual fence work to end

What a shocker this is.

Big Sister Janet Napolitano must not have read the memo -- she wasn't supposed to drop the pretense of enforcing border security until AFTER amnesty was passed.

Democracy isn't supposed to work like this

THIS is what 4,383 Americans died for? At the obscene cost of three trillion dollars?

The followers of Moktada al-Sadr, a radical cleric who led the Shiite insurgency against the American occupation, have emerged as Iraq’s equivalent of Lazarus in elections last week, defying ritual predictions of their demise and now threatening to realign the nation’s balance of power.

Their apparent success in the March 7 vote for Parliament — perhaps second only to the followers of Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki as the largest Shiite bloc — underscores a striking trend in Iraqi politics: a collapse in support for many former exiles who collaborated with the United States after the 2003 invasion.

Of course, it's only surprising to the nimrods in DC and the corporate media that people resent being invaded and having their countrymen murdered by occupying forces.

Here's what is surprising: Iraqis at least get to vote on whether they like domination by DC.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The South is rising again

And this time it's bringing more of the country with it! From One News Now:

... thankfully, Barack Obama and his cohorts are meeting a wall of opposition not seen in well over a century. To this point, 37 states have taken up legislation to essentially resurrect the nullification doctrine and void the enforcement of the blatantly unconstitutional individual mandate should ObamaCare pass.

It’s been a long time since three-fourths of the states in this country have been on the same page regarding anything, much less such a critical issue.

Yes, the spirit of the South is rising again, but this time it’s different. This time it’s all over the country.

Alexander Stephens, Vice President of the Confederate States of America, saw the threat of a big, authoritarian government coming a long time ago:

If centralism is ultimately to prevail; if our entire system of free Institutions as established by our common ancestors is to be subverted, and an Empire is to be established in their stead; if that is to be the last scene of the great tragic drama now being enacted: then, be assured, that we of the South will be acquitted, not only in our own consciences, but in the judgment of mankind, of all responsibility for so terrible a catastrophe, and from all guilt of so great a crime against humanity.

James Clyburn isn't afraid of controversy!


Behold a legislative genius at work:

Question: Do you have the votes to pass health care reform?

James Clyburn: No, I don't but I think we'll get them. ... There are still some issues about how we're gonna pay for this.

Question: This has been going on for more than a year and you still don't have the votes. Doesn't that show you how controversial this is?

James Clyburn: "I was born in controversy. I spent yesterday down at my university, South Carolina State, celebrating the sit-ins -- controversy doesn't bother me. This is something we have to do to get people back into what society is all about. [???!!!???] Getting rid of all of these discriminations about pre-existing conditions.


Got that? Socialized medicine is the next logical step in the Holy Civil Rights Revolution.

We're back!

As I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted ...

Ok, I totally botched up the conversion from ftp to Blogger-hosted. So it was up to Dixienet webmaster Terry Compton to haul out the digital hammer and saw and make the needed repairs.

So we're back. And more determined than ever. Stay tuned!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Quote of the day


"Anti-racism will be for the 21st century what Communism was for the 20th century: A source of violence." French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut

"Anti-racism" is just as contrary to human nature as communism. Only an authoritarian government can prop them up -- but only for a while.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Federal deficit worse than expected

Remember all that bad news about the out-of-control Federal budget? Turns out those reports were written by dewy-eyed optimists:

President Obama's proposed budget would add more than $9.7 trillion to the national debt over the next decade, congressional budget analysts said Friday. Proposed tax cuts for the middle class account for nearly a third of that shortfall.

The 10-year outlook released by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is somewhat gloomier than White House projections, which found that Obama's budget request would produce deficits that would add about $8.5 trillion to the national debt by 2020.

The ship of state is now the Toyota of state.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Tea Party leader paid by GOP-run campaign to promote party goals

The Borg continues to assimilate authentic conservatism:

One of the Tea Party's top leaders was recently paid $7,500 by a campaign run by a California Republican group to promote one of their ballot initiatives.

Mark Meckler is a spokesman for the Tea Party Patriots and had publicly distanced himself from the Republican Party. But state records show that he accepted the money for "petition circulation management" from the "Citizen Power Campaign Supported by the Lincoln Club of Orange County."

"The Lincoln Club." Of course.

And by "assimilate," I mean "suck the life blood out of it."

2050

There's an embarrassingly amateurish new site anticipating that glorious future when whites are no longer the majority in the United States.

Here's a response from a well-done new site called Alternative Right.

The South shall rise

And it shall rise. All we need are enough hands on the levers of power. This report, snarky as it may be, still shows that there are those willing to take a stand in the arena: (and do note the link meant to embarrass him):

Loy Mauch of Bismarck filed for House District 26, as a Republican. (If only the CSA had a party.)

Regular readers of the D-G letters page (those with strong stomachs, in other words) know the name. There was his protest, along with his Sons of the Confederate Veteran chapter, over a statute of Abraham Lincoln on display at the Hot Springs Convention Center. There's his veneration of the Confederate battle flag, as evidenced when James Vandiver lowered the D.C. flag and raised the Dixie banner over his motel.

For Loy Mauch of Bismarck in Hot Spring County, the Confederate flag is a symbol of America’s Christian roots, from which he believes the nation has strayed.
“The government has lost its moral authority over God-fearing Americans and I wish more patriots like James Vandiver would take their stand for what the Confederate Battle Flag truly symbolizes,” Mauch wrote.

As Jesse Helms would always say, just make sure you spell the name right.

Pitching for America

This blunt assessment of the mess DC has dragged us into should be mandatory reading. Since it deals with reality instead of the usual "Go, USA!" mindlessness, you know it comes from Pat Buchanan:

To balance the budget this year would require a 43 percent across-the-board cut in every category of federal spending — defense, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Homeland Security, highways, etc. — or, if one used taxes alone, a 72-percent increase in federal tax revenues.

Budget cuts of that magnitude are impossible. They would cause a revolution. And any attempt at tax hikes of that magnitude would drain off all available consumer capital and hurl the economy into another Depression.

For the foreseeable future, then, this nation is going deeper into debt

And when Harry Reid and colleagues wave through yet another $10 billion for unemployment checks and making sure farm folks get yard dishes to see reruns of “The Sopranos,” the United States must go to Beijing, Tokyo or Riyadh and borrow the money.

This city does not seem to grasp that the days of wine and roses are over. We are not in the 1950s or 1960s anymore.

Of course Congress isn't going to reverse course. Yeah, the Titanic is sinking, but look! The all-you-can-eat buffet table is still open!

Rash of Scandals Tests Democrats at Sensitive Time

When Republicans were in power, they abused it. Now that the Democrats hold power, they're proving to be just as corrupt. Both parties accuse each other of total incompetence.

I say they're both right.

Southern music break

Hey, it's Friiiiiiiday, y'all!

Time for something a little different. Tom Petty's a Southerner, and lyrics like these are chicken soup for the Rebel Soul:


Well I won't back down
No I won't back down
You can stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won't back down

No I'll stand my ground, won't be turned around
And I'll keep this world from draggin me down
gonna stand my ground
... and I won't back down

Well I know what's right, I got just one life
in a world that keeps on pushin me around
but I'll stand my ground
...and I won't back down

The States Can Stop Obama

You just know the Sun King will have his way with Congress sooner or later, and both socialized medicine and amnesty for illegal alien invaders will slip through eventually.

And then it's a done deal, right?

Not hardly, argues Sheriff Mack. The people have one last line of defense from an increasingly irresponsible central government, and that is their sovereign State governments:

[Federal] commands are fundamentally incompatible with our constitutional system of dual sovereignty. It is rather obvious that nationalized health care definitely qualifies as a “federal regulatory program.”

Thus, the marching on Washington and pleas and protests to our DC politicians are misdirected. Such actions are “pie in the sky” dreaming that somehow expects the tyrants who created the tyranny, will miraculously put a stop to it. Throughout the history of the world such has never been the case. Tyrants have never stopped their own corrupt ways.

However, in our system of “dual sovereignty,” the States can do it. If we are to take back America and keep this process peaceful, then state and local officials will have to step up to the plate. Doing so is what States’ Rights and State Sovereignty are all about.

"Dual sovereignty" is a good thing when you're dealing with two fiscally responsible, civic-minded units of government. But when one part becomes consumed with greed and power, it's time to rid ourselves of the "dual" part of the arrangement.

Obama looking to give new life to immigration reform

And we all know what the Feds mean by "reform," don't we? When Obama forces his socialized medicine scheme through Congress -- and he will -- upwards of 20 million grateful new "Americans" will be eligible for benefits:

Obama took up the issue privately with his staff Monday in a bid to advance a bill through Congress before lawmakers become too distracted by approaching midterm elections.

In the session, Obama and members of his Domestic Policy Council outlined ways to resuscitate the effort in a White House meeting with two senators -- Democrat Charles E. Schumer of New York and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina -- who have spent months trying to craft a bill.

It's bi-partisan, so it must be a good thing, right?

Why liberals hate the Tea Party

It would be hard to find a more naked display of liberal paternalism than this:

Most Tea Party activists are opposed to universal health care, stimulus packages, bailouts, the federal income tax (and therefore, Social Security and Medicare), and the Federal Reserve. ...

I really don’t trust people to take care of themselves. The income tax forces them to set aside money for their future by taking away some money now; without it, I see a good deal of manipulation and exploitation by private companies, and a whole lot of bankrupt, health care-less elderly citizens.

Instead of the federal government, a good lot of the Tea Party activists promote secession, nullification of federal laws, citizen militias, and tax boycotts. They like privacy, and they love the Constitution. They would die to protect it from harm (aka Obama).

I think they’re advocating for anarchy, but I’m not entirely sure.

The heart of the Tea Party uprising is resistance to government domination over society -- which is precisely what liberals dream of. After all, government supremacy IS for our own good, since we can't be trusted to take care of ourselves.

In the minds of liberals, all order flows down from DC, the seat of sovereignty, so any attempt to prevent it from performing its vital job is, in their minds, anarchy.

I think it's good to know the mind of the enemy.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Blogger problems

Blogger has been acting up today. I've lost some posts, as well as some reader comments, and have been unable to view posts I know I uploaded. I hope the system is working properly now.

Sovereign citizens?

Here's a group that's intent on supplying ammunition to the pro-government left:

Indiana RTV6 reports that “an increasing number of Indiana residents” are taking radical right-wing “tenther” beliefs to their logical extreme, declaring themselves “sovereign citizens” exempt from federal law and from paying taxes. These individuals claim their homes are embassies and have started “using identification cards that show them as diplomats.”

The state reports that about 10 people a month have been asking for an official seal which supposedly exempts them from paying taxes. Some “sovereign citizens” have even refused to use drivers licenses or plates. When challenged by police, they show a homemade ID and claim that “no one can delay, detain or arrest them without facing damages of $2 million” ...

These so-called "sovereign citizens" are NOT the champions of the Tenth Amendment; instead, they are the fellow travelers of left-libertarians, who dismiss the natural ties of heritage and society, and claim only the individual possesses rights.

Furthermore, these people cannot claim to be conservative, either. Conservatives point to the history of humanity, rather than philosophical abstraction, to define human nature, its wants, values, and needs. What historical society has ever existed composed of hermits, sharing no culture, no shared history, no mutual loyalties, no community?

I've dealt with this sort before, and have a pretty good idea of what drives them. They're products of modernism, demanding an instant solution to the problems of an overgrown, unconstitutional government. They don't want to do the hard work that patriots of old had to endure. That want it now, and they want it focused on them -- hence the fancy titles, and claims of being the only "legal" sovereign of one's own country. Real patriots are not this self-centered, nor are they so foolish as to confront an authoritarian government with home made ID badges and exotic arguments. It takes patient communication, difficult organizing, and compromise with fellow patriots to build a freedom movement. William Wallace, George Washington, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Michael Collins, and Lech Walesa were heroes, and true freedom fighters. They knew what had to be done, and did it.

These "sovereign citizens," on the other hand, are "Me-generation," TV-dinner, Dungeons & Dragons play-actors. If you want to proclaim yourself to be the President, sole citizen, and UN Ambassador for the Republic of Bob, that's fine. Just don't claim to be one of us.

German MPs suggest cash-strapped Greece should sell islands

Not a bad idea! Greece's deficit is 12.7% of its gross domestic product, and is at crisis stage. Selling deserted islands would be a win-win.

But the US is at 10.5%, and not that far from the economic precipice itself. So why shouldn't the US sell off useless properties to pay its enormous debt?

Nothing's more useless than Washington, DC, and I'm sure those gold-rich Chinese would be glad to take it off our hands. Maybe they could turn it into an amusement park.

Then there's New York City, Miami, Detroit, most of California -- at least San Francisco -- and before you know it, we're free of the most morally blighted hell-holes, plus, money in the bank! Another win-win!

Anger at D.C. Shapes Races

No, I didn't write that headline. The resurgence of localism is REALLY picking up steam:

Candidates across the U.S. hope to capitalize on the anti-Washington sentiment that helped Texas Gov. Rick Perry win the GOP primary Tuesday. Candidates across the country are taking a page from Mr. Perry's playbook this year and running on platforms that are strongly anti-Washington, going after the Obama administration and both parties in Congress.

Candidates with Washington ties are responding by emphasizing their local roots. Mr. Brownback's campaign manager, David Kensinger, said the senator and his family still live in Topeka and Mr. Brownback regularly tours every county in the state, so voters don't view him as a Washington politician. "He's in touch," Mr. Kensinger said.

Anger at Washington is undoubtedly strong. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll conducted in late January showed that just 28% of Americans believe the federal government is "working well" or "okay."

Washington deserves all the enmity aimed at it, and then some. Sooner or later, a majority will see the logical next step in their resistance to DC.