Thursday, February 28, 2013
Very trustworthy? The corporate-controlled, big-government-loving news media is considered "very trustworthy" by 6% of Americans? That's what this Rasmussen poll says. Wait a minute - that reminds me of another article I read recently:
An estimated 12.8 million Americans, about 6 percent of the household population aged twelve and older, use illegal drugs on a current basis (within the past thirty days). ... Ninety percent of those who have used illegal drugs used marijuana or hashish. Approximately a third used cocaine or took a prescription type drug for nonmedical reasons. About a fifth used LSD.Yep - that explains it.
Here's the summary of a paper published in the the academic journal Social Science Quarterly:
Protesters at the Phoenix jail in July, 2010 taunt deputies with Mexican and Communist flags after a federal judge blocked Arizona's border security law.
Thanks to Mike for the link!
The Democratic Party enjoys a sizable advantage among Latino voters. It is largely taken for granted that Republicans can earn a greater share of the Latino vote if they support less restrictive immigration policies and legalization for illegal immigrants. This study examines public opinion data from 2006 to consider whether this is the case. The 2006 election is a particularly good year to examine congressional behavior on immigration and the Latino vote because House Republicans passed a strong enforcement bill that year that prompted national protests. They also turned aside efforts to legalize illegal immigrants. This study found that Latinos living in House districts represented by pro-immigration Republican incumbents were no more likely to support that incumbent than Latinos living in House districts represented by Republican incumbents with pro-enforcement records. Supporting more generous immigration policies does not appear to be a way for Republicans to increase their share of the Latino vote.Both of the "mainstream" political parties in Mexico are members of the Socialist International. Only a Republican would be dumb enough to imagine Mexicans will magically transform into a conservative constituency.
Make plans now for the 20th Annual LS National Conference, to be held Friday & Saturday, 21-22 June 2013 at the Alabama LS Headquarters and Cultural Center at 12814 U.S. Hwy 231, Wetumpka, AL 36092 (just north of Montgomery in Elmore County.) This year's gathering will feature practical workshops and speeches promoting Southern independence and practical responses to the current tyranny. Confirmed speakers thus far are: •Michael Hill, LS President
•Michael Cushman, Founder of Southern Nationalist Network
•Mike Crane, member of the LS Board
•Josh Doggrell, East Alabama LS chapter chairman
Conference fees, which include a locally catered BBQ dinner at noon on Saturday, are as follows: Individual: $60
Couple (husband & wife): $95
Family (including all children): $100 (plus $10 per meal)
•Michael Cushman, Founder of Southern Nationalist Network
•Mike Crane, member of the LS Board
•Josh Doggrell, East Alabama LS chapter chairman
Conference fees, which include a locally catered BBQ dinner at noon on Saturday, are as follows: Individual: $60
Couple (husband & wife): $95
Family (including all children): $100 (plus $10 per meal)
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Surprise! Obama's illegal domestic spying program is bigger than Bush's.
You remember the Republicans, don't you? Those principled, courageous conservatives who've pledged to defend the Constitution? Well, they've evolved - or mutated, if you will - from being Obama's loyal opposition to being his craven toadies. And now, though it seems impossible, they're about to sink even lower:
Days before the March 1 deadline, Senate Republicans are circulating a draft bill that would cancel $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts and instead turn over authority to President Barack Obama to achieve the same level of savings under a plan to be filed by March 8. The five- page document, which has the tacit support of Senate GOP leaders, represents a remarkable shift for the party. Having railed against Senate Democrats for not passing a budget, Republicans are now proposing that Congress surrender an important piece of its Constitutional “power of the purse” for the last seven months of this fiscal year.The Chief Executive has already usurped the power to declare war, and to ignore immigration law and the Bill of Rights. Here's Obama accepting this newest power, with commentary at the end from a disgruntled dissident: Let Congress cede. All the more reason for us to secede.
Ivan Eland explains how taxes and entitlements begin with militarism. It's a self-feeding loop we've explored on this site before: Big government exploits both foreign and domestic policy to advance its power:
Conservatives should be leery of jumping into wars not only because American power may become overextended—especially in a time of fiscal crisis—but because war makes government expand rapidly at home, even in areas outside of national security. Although conservatives routinely criticize Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal for ushering in the era of big government, the deeper origins of the American welfare state lie in the warfare state. During wars—especially big conflicts that require mobilization of the entire society to fight them—interest groups see the government doing things it didn’t do, or wasn’t allowed to do, previously. After the conflict, newly empowered bureaucrats and constituency groups benefiting from wartime expansion lobby to keep at least some of the new measures in place.The bottom line is that we can't have both an aggressive foreign policy and a laissez-faire domestic policy. The patriotic chest-thumpers who screamed for pre-emptive war against Saddam (and now against Iran) don't understand that big government at home is the flip side of the big government abroad. What can we do? Well, for starters, let's not dig that hole even deeper by letting ourselves be talked into yet another war.
How hopeless is the Empire's project in creating a friendly regime in Afghanistan? So far, it's the same ripping success the Soviet Union enjoyed in the land that is known as the killer of empires. And all the spin and fabrication in the world isn't about to change that:
The claim that Taliban attacks are dropping in Afghanistan, the single piece of data backing up NATO claims of “progress” in the protracted occupation and indeed the centerpiece of President Obama’s re-election campaign speeches related to foreign policy, has turned out to be completely false, Pentagon officials admitted today. The data, which seems to have formed the basis for much of NATO’s occupation strategy, was ultimately the result of a “clerical error” that officials attributed to the Afghan military turning in certain forms late.This story is just priceless. It not only tells us the Empire's mouthpieces routinely lie to us, but most shocking of all, it reveals how laughably inept the puppet Afghan regime actually is. And if you need further proof, check this out. Warning: You may gag at the sight of your tax dollars being shoveled into a bottomless pit: "He's got his helmet on backwards!" "What kind of cigarette is that?"
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Well, this didn't take long:
In a highly unusual move, federal immigration officials have released hundreds of detainees from immigration detention centers around the country in an effort to save money as automatic budget cuts loom in Washington, officials said.That's our federal government for you - whatever it takes to save taxpayers' money.
The golden patina has flaked off the "model for the nation." What happened? For one thing, California's leaders believed their own propaganda:
During his State of the State Address in January, California Gov. Jerry Brown spun a tale that reached all the way back to the first Spanish Missions, through the gold-seeking '49ers, and up to the founding of Apple. "What is this but the most diverse, creative and longest standing mass migration in the history of the world," Brown said of the Golden State. "The rest of the country looks to California. Not for what is conventional, but for what is necessary to keep faith with our courageous forebears." It's a nice story. And up through the tech boom in the late 1990s, it was largely true. California was an engine for innovation and job growth. It was a prime destination for middle-class families throughout the country who were looking for a better life. But it isn't true anymore. More Americans now emigrate from California to other states than immigrate from other states to California. This exodus has cost California more than 1.5 million residents since 2000. And the reason is simple -- the jobs are fleeing first. ... California is no longer a model that other states want to or should emulate. It currently has the nation's third highest unemployment rate, its highest poverty rate and more than one-third of the nation's welfare recipients.Looks like what we've already seen at the city level is also true for States. You can import poverty for only so long, and then all that diversity is no longer the colorful exception, but the norm. Then the "white flight" begins. This raises another question: If it can happen at both the city and State levels, can it happen at the national level as well? There are those who are not just willing, but eager to find out. I'm not one of them.
Sequestration will INEVITABLY result in more
future Democrats illegal aliens pouring over unguarded borders.
But the automatic cuts WILL NOT affect Obama's salary.
Funny how that works, isn't it? And the League of the South is accused of being cynical when it says the central government serves itself, rather than the people.
It's events like this that give me hope:
Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), an outspoken critic of the war in Afghanistan, said at a conference Saturday that former Vice President Dick Cheney would probably end up in hell for the Iraq War. "Congress will not hold anyone to blame. Lyndon Johnson's probably rotting in hell right now because of the Vietnam War, and he probably needs to move over for Dick Cheney," Jones said at a Young Americans for Liberty conference in Raleigh, N.C. The group is a spinoff from former Rep. Ron Paul's (R-Texas) 2008 presidential campaign. During his keynote address to the group, he praised Paul. "I want to give credit to the man who helped me understand if you're ever going to send young men and women to die, it needs to be with the Constitution and debated by the Congress," he said. Elsewhere in his speech, he called the drone policy "absolutely unconstitutional," eliciting applause from the crowd.Occasionally I'll get an email demanding to know why I get so worked up over the fate of Muslims in foreign lands. Depending on my mood, I may point out that it's immoral and decidedly un-Christian to stand silent while innocent lives are ruined or snuffed out with OUR tax dollars and implied consent. Or I may reply that the usurpation of power in foreign affairs INEVITABLY spills over into domestic policy - the same all-powerful chief executive that can unilaterally declare war and detain suspects indefinitely can launch gun-grabbing raids, or worse, here at home. Jones's courageous dissent is inspirational. Let's hope it's also infectious.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Generous welfare benefits, affirmative action, high taxes - why, Birmingham has all the things progressives dream of. But what should be a progressive utopia is actually slipping into chaos:
Birmingham, Alabama is considered by many to be the birthplace of the civil rights movement. Today, African-Americans in Birmingham benefit from a numerical majority in the population, corresponding majorities in government jobs, and political control of the city. But civil rights won't address what ails the city now. Birmingham is recognized as one of the most violent and poorly-run cities in the nation. The city runs a massive deficit, and is county seat of Jefferson County, which recently cut a deal with a European bank as part of the largest government bankruptcy in U.S. history.Why is Birmingham falling down the same pit as Detroit? As the author suggests, the Civil Rights Revolution has a great deal to do with it. Thomas Sowell has documented the actual effects of progressive government programs that were supposed to help blacks, but have actually harmed them. If we haven't learned anything else, we should know by now that more of the same is NOT the answer.
Here's part of an email I received today from the Tea Party Leadership Fund: Your signature on our petition will mean more than just a name on the internet. Every single petition signature to get Allen West back in Congress will be hand delivered to him, so that he knows just how loud the call is by We the People to have his voice back in our service. In the last election, Allen got knocked down by a smear-campaign of lies and untruths coupled with sketchy happenings at the ballot box. But, as an American hero, we know he has the capacity to get back up, and we want him to know that we'll be behind him when he does. The author was Todd Cefaratti, who signed off as a "Freedom Organizer." The email ended with a link to a list of the Tea Party's hand-picked candidates, including Allen West. Why would someone claiming to be a "Freedom Oraganizer" urge voters to donate money to Allen West? West is a staunch supporter of the national security state. West not only supported W the Conqueror's stupid wars, but voted for the USA Patriot Act, which crippled the protections of the 4th and 5th Amendments. West justified his vote for the Patriot Act with what he called "the threat of radical Islamic terrorists." West is so pro-Pentagon that after his tour of duty in Afghanistan, he went to work for Military Professional Resources Inc., a "defense" contractor. Oh, and did I mention that one of the people West cites as shaping his worldview is none other thatn Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman? Need I say more?
The speech Daniel Day-Lewis SHOULD have given:
Tonight I had the great honor of receiving the Academy Award for Best Actor for my performance in the film Lincoln. It is my immense privilege to receive an Oscar for the third time in my career, especially for portraying such an historic figure. And as I look back on this role, I can only feel deeply honored and humbled for the praise and respect I’ve received, even though I personally believe that Abraham Lincoln was an American traitor who deserved to die.
"Prior to the 1994 ban, assault weapons were used in 2-8% of crimes. Therefore a complete elimination of assault weapons would not have a large impact on gun homicides." Dr. Greg Ridgeway, Deputy Director, National Institute of Justice, in his report on firearms violence. Think those findings will change Obama's mind about gun registration?
Friday, February 22, 2013
Now this is interesting. Samuel Goldman, in this American Conservative article, suggests a list of speculative fiction for conservatives. I recently posted on Robert E. Howard's Conan stories, which TAC recommends. The stories of Lovecraft also made the list. While I find Lovecraft interesting, I'm not sure I identify with his worldview as much as I do Howard. But he's still entertaining. Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers, however, I highly recommend.
"If fat, short men were told they’re not prominent in the NBA because of some sort of bias, they’d be furious. That’s what you do when you foster false notions of ubiquitous equality. You make people angry. That’s the irony of trying to create a world without hate. It nurtures hatred." Gavin McInnes
Seems the two go hand in hand. They're like nitro and glycerine. For example, take a look at this story on efforts to maintain peace between Blacks and Jews in this evolving New York community:
It was supposed to unite Franklin Avenue's factions, but a meeting planned as a way to bring the community together has locked out one of the neighborhood's most significant populations because it occurs on a Saturday — or the Jewish Sabbath. As tensions continue to simmer between old-timers and newcomers in Crown Heights' rapidly gentrifying Franklin Avenue corridor, community activists are pinning their hopes for detente on next month's Crow Hill Community Association Town Hall meeting.Whoa! "Factions"? "Tensions continue to simmer"? "Detente"? Sounds like a struggle between two warring nations - and in a way, it is. Here's what residents have to say:
"We are really divided, really divided," said landlord Constance Nugent-Miller. ... Pastor Cynthia Green of Franklin Avenue's Gospel Tabernacle Church says, "I hate to feel like a stranger where I've made my home for the past 25 years. I don't like opening the doors and feeling like 'Do I belong here?'"Pastor Green doesn't quite grasp the whole point of diversity. The idea is to disrupt traditional cultures and communities and replace them with something foreign. It's enriching, say our betters. For a little background on the "simmering" tensions in Crown Heights, and the role the "Reverend" Al Sharpton played in stirring them up a few years back, check out this report. It's a good indicator of what we can all expect as our overlords in DC impose demographic revolution as official policy.
In New York, six black teens attacked a homosexual man and his partner on the subway. Also this week, "hundreds of thousands" of Puerto Ricans brought traffic to a stop in downtown San Juan in a massive display of opposition to same-sex "marriage." What's wrong with these people? Don't they know that as minorities, they're supposed to embrace the rainbow?
Is it possible? Yes, says Ron Holland. But, he cautions, it has to be a bottom-up revolution. Here's a well-argued and thoughtful road map toward liberty by one of the South's best writers.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Is it possible this headline British women who turn to Islam ... is related to this one? White Britons are now in minority in the capital I'd say yes. What's the appeal of a society that trumpets its loss of its own identity as "tolerance"? After all, self-immolation is the ultimate expression of openness. In a sick age when Marxists scold Western nations for believing they have a "right to exist" (see Ruslan Amirkhanov's second comment here), it's only a matter of time until those nations start to wither and die. The other dynamic unfolding before our eyes is that people need standards of behavior. If their own culture fails to provide them, people will seek out a culture that does. In the article on British women attracted to Islam, there's this sobering observation:
Others see Islam as a safe haven within a society that denigrates the female form in newspapers and magazines and celebrates a pub/club culture where regular nights out with “mates” getting “sloshed” or popping hallucinogens is more the norm than the exception.The loss of traditional Western morality, mores, and will to survive and the loss of our traditional Western population go hand-in-hand.
Politicians like John McCain may face heated opposition to their plans to sell out the American people, but it really doesn't matter - DC is hell-bent on legalizing the Latinization of the US. The fact remains that a solid majority is against amnesty for illegal aliens:
More than half of U.S. citizens believe that most or all of the country's 11 million illegal immigrants should be deported, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday that highlights the difficulties facing lawmakers trying to reform the U.S. immigration system. The online survey shows resistance to easing immigration laws despite the biggest push for reform in Congress since 2007.Funny, isn't it, that the same politicians who babble about promoting "democracy" abroad ignore the actual will of the people at home? Yeah, funny.
Don't mess with Texas. Here's the latest reason why courtesy of Fox News:
Under a measure advancing in the Texas Capitol, local police officers could be convicted of a crime for enforcing any new federal gun control laws. Rep. Steve Toth, a newly elected Republican from the Woodlands, said his proposal would prevent officers from carrying out any future federal orders to confiscate assault rifles and ammunition magazines.I'm sure Mr. Toth's motivations were good. I would prefer a bill that not only prohibits Texas LEOs from enforcing unconstitutional federal laws, but block DC busy-bodies from interfering with Texans' right to self-defense. But it's a good start. Thanks to Jeff for forwarding!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Yes, there are some local officials who get it:
A Milwaukee County Sheriff has warned that a second American Revolution may be sparked if unconstitutional gun laws are enforced by police and sheriff’s department officials. Sheriff David Clarke recently urged the citizens he serves to consider learning firearm safety because of “a duty to protect yourself and your family.”Here's the video:
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
"A British Tory will defend self-determination in Europe and oppose it in India with no feeling of inconsistency. Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but according to who does them." George Orwell Two words: Dixie, Kosovo
Even John Yoo, who once argued the president can authorize the torture of a suspect's children to make him talk, is disturbed by Obama's expansion of the use of drones. But "progressives" aren't raising so much as a peep in protest. So now both torture and murder by presidential decree have become institutionalized:
There are some disturbing similarities between the Obama white paper and the Bush torture memos. Both use slippery legal language to parse dark government programs. Both have been deliberately hidden from public and even congressional oversight. And both involve the blurring of C.I.A. and military operations, and even include some of the same personnel. John Brennan, Obama’s nominee to direct the C.I.A., is a long-time veteran of the agency who, prior to joining the Obama Administration, served as chief of staff for former C.I.A. director George Tenet, under the Bush Administration during the depths of the torture scandal. Despite this, several human-rights experts have endorsed Brennan’s promotion, and Obama seems to respect him deeply. Whether that trust is well-placed remains to be seen; Brennan’s refusal, during his Senate confirmation hearings last week, to admit that waterboarding—the partial drowning of a prisoner—is a form of torture was a chilling display of institutional loyalty.Candidate George W. Bush promised a "more humble" foreign policy. Candidate Barack Obama, the constitutional lawyer, promised "the most transparent administration" in US history. So who thinks the next election will produce a president who will restore liberty and peace?
In 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order that resulted in the internment of thousands of Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast. And folks wonder why we oppose power grabs by the Chief Executive. So who's next?
Imagine a kid in your neighborhood stole his dad's credit cards and became popular for his great parties and generosity. You know what you'd tell the kid: You can't keep this up. The kid responds with, "Why do you hate me? What's wrong with a good time?" And you reply, "Because you can't keep this up." Someone needs to tell DC that:
The nine-year-old Iraq war came to an official end on Thursday, but paying for it will continue for decades until U.S. taxpayers have shelled out an estimated $4 trillion. Over a 50-year period, that comes to $80 billion annually. Although that only represents about 1% of nation’s gross domestic product, it’s more than half of the national budget deficit. It’s also roughly equal to what the U.S. spends on the Department of Justice, Homeland Security and the Environmental Protection Agency combined each year. Near the start of the war, the U.S. Defense Department estimated it would cost $50 billion to $80 billion. White House economic adviser Lawrence Lindsey was dismissed in 2002 after suggesting the price of invading and occupying Iraq could reach $200 billion.Greed and the illusion of infallibility make ALL empires overreach and eventually crash and burn. Can we convince enough people of what's happening so we can perhaps arrange a soft landing? Because we must land - the DC Empire cannot keep on like this much longer. However, I'm becoming more convinced that folks will go on babbling about "American exceptionalism" and other such nonsense, and race even faster toward the brick wall that's looming just ahead.
Monday, February 18, 2013
He's right, of course. Some people cannot handle freedom. Or a car. Or alcohol. That undeniable fact implies two courses of action, one egalitarian, the other, traditional. The government can take away everyone's freedom, or it can limit the freedom of those who cannot handle it. Which will it be?
Oh, those drones buzzing overhead are for "Public Safety." Why didn't someone say so sooner? In that case, I suppose they're okay. Besides, patriotic Americans are supposed to trust their government. Only "extremists" would think those drones were to monitor and control us.
"Those who think - and their name is legion - that they know how the universe could bave been better than it is, how it would have been had they created it, without pain, without sorrow, without time, without life, are unfit for illumination. Or those who think - as do many - "Let me first correct society, then get around to myself" are barred from even the outer gate of the mansion of God's peace." Joseph Campbell
War -- Even If Slavery Were Removed As An Issue “Conway’s disenchantment with the Northern cause began in 1862 when his deep-seated hatred of war came again to the fore, overcoming his bellicosity of the previous year. In April, he wrote to Charles Sumner on his recent lecture tour “a growing misgiving that a true peace cannot be won by the sword in an issue of this nature.” His second book, The Golden Hour, which was published that same year, displayed an increasing concern with the evils of war. “The moralization of the soldier,” Conway now wrote, “is the demoralization of the man. War is the apotheosis of brutality….Should we continue this war long enough, we shall become the Vandals and Hessians the South says we are.” Complaints about the low morale of the troops meant to him simply that the Northern soldier was still civilized and under the influence of Christian morality. The inescapable conclusion was that the longer the war continued, the more savage and brutalized the North would become. Here he generalized the insight at the end of The Rejected Stone that if emancipation did not come before it became a “fierce” necessity, it would reflect war passions rather than benevolence. After the President did take up his pen and sign the [proclamation], Conway felt that it was too little and too late. In part this may have reflected his disappointment that the war continued as fiercely as ever; for he had refused as an optimistic humanitarian to believe that the eradication of one evil might require acceptance of another. A case can be made for the theory that Lincoln framed and enforced his edict in such a way that the fewest possible slaves would be freed – while at the same time taking the bite out of antislavery criticism of the administration. By April 1863, when he sailed for England as an unofficial envoy of the American abolitionists, Conway was completely fed up with the bloody conflict which e saw as inflicting terrible damage on the South without adequate justification…and in any case, war was a worse evil than slavery. Soon after arriving in England, Conway stirred up a hornet’s nest by making a peace offer to James M. Mason, the Confederate envoy, which he innocently misrepresented as coming from the American abolitionists. Conway proposed to Mason that if the South would abolish slavery on its own, the antislavery men of the North would “immediately oppose the further prosecution of the war…..” The storm that broke over the head of poor Conway was something from which he never fully recovered. Almost to a man the abolitionists condemned and repudiated his offer. Conway now understood, apparently for the first time, that many of the abolitionists were devoted to a war which would crush the South even if slavery were removed as an issue.” (The Inner Civil War, Northern Intellectuals and the Crisis of the Union, George M. Frederickson, Harper & Row, 1965, pp. 123-125)
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Okay, we've already been assured that the Treaty of Paris recognized the sovereignty of the single entity called the United States, rather than that of the individual States; that it is eeeeevil to buy a Christmas tree from a "plantation"; and that the members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy were the only people in the early 20th century to support segregation. The latest bombshell from Ed Sebesta is that the Constitution included something called a "3/4th compromise" on slavery. From Sebesta's blog:
Emory University President calls 3/4th compromise over slavery honorable David Daley, editor at Salon, seems to have broke the story first, of Emory University president James Wagner's column in the university's magazine in which Wagner praised the 3/4ths compromise regarding slavery as a great example of pragmatism.Ah, yes, the infamous "3/4 compromise." I remember reading about that in the same history class where I learned about Daniel Boone fighting at the Alamo, and how the Germans attacked Pearl Harbor. I point this out not to ridicule Sebesta (well, okay, partly), but also to expose the mind of a real extremist. If you read President Wagner's column, you'll see he DID NOT call the Three-Fifths Compromise "honorable" - in fact, Wagner's point was that the act of compromise in a republic is something that is, in his own words, "not understood as defeat, but as a tool for more noble achievement." In other words, it's a way to maintain peace while saving face. And MY point is to illustrate how Sebesta's rigid ideology not only twists facts, but demands absolute conformity. His mindset is that of a totalitarian - of a person so convinced of his moral superiority that opponents should not be debated, but crushed. Now THAT'S a threat to democracy.
In 1865, General William T. Sherman's troops burned two-thirds of Columbia, South Carolina. "I'm going to march to Richmond...and when I go through South Carolina it will be one of the most horrible things in the history of the world. The devil himself couldn't restrain my men in that state." William T. Sherman
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Governors of States that respect gun and property rights are openly appealing to individuals and businesses to leave high-tax, anti-freedom sinkholes such as California and New York, and to take refuge in more hospitable States, namely, in the South. And no, I'm not the only one to interpret this trend as a new WBTS. From Fox News:
Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry attempts to lure California businesses to the Lone Star state with the promise of lower taxes and fewer regulations in the latest of what's been dubbed the second war between the states.Here's the larger significance: Those who do not want to live in post-American, socialist Multicultistans are moving to States that still respect tradition and liberty. It's the General Pemberton phenomenon: A disuniting and recombination of people into bluer and redder States. And it's happening before our eyes.
That's how one student described the escalating tension between Somali immigrants and blacks:
That “all-out brawl” at South High in Minneapolis got coverage from virtually every local outlet. At WCCO-TV, Esme Murphy reports: “Twelve people complained that they had been sprayed with mace. Police at the scene said they had to use chemical agent to get the crowd under control as they were being pelted with objects as they tried to break things up. … The fight, students say, was the result of long-simmering tensions between the 8 percent of students who are Somali Americans and the 20 percent who are African Americans.”Here's my two-pronged solution to this problem: 1 - Open our borders to even more Third-World immigration 2 - Make white students sit through diversity training classes (like this one) Now I'm not saying these steps will do any good - in fact, they're guaranteed to incite even more guilt and animosity in our schools and communities. But these are exactly the things our overlords in DC are going to do, no matter the real-world results, so I may as well get credit for them. My bill will be "huge." Bam!
Prosecutors intend to recommend 46 to 57 months of prison time for the former congressman, along with a fine of between $10,000 and $100,000, Politico reports. As part of the deal, Jackson will admit to having conspired with his wife to illegally spend $750,000 in campaign money on such vagaries as fur coats, airplane tickets, a $43,000 Rolex watch, celebrity memorabilia, booze, cigars, and even groceries.And why we care.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Once you take up arms against the United States, you become an enemy combatant, thereby forfeiting the privileges of citizenship and the protections of the Constitution, including due process. You retain only the protection of the laws of war — no more and no less than those of your foreign comrades-in-arms. Lincoln steadfastly refused to recognize the Confederacy as a separate nation. The soldiers that his Union Army confronted at Antietam were American citizens (in rebellion) — killed without due process.The operative idea in Krauthammer's argument is that the commander-in-chief is all-powerful. If he chooses to ignore the right of self-determination, or the Bill of Rights, or whatever, then those who oppose him deserve to be in the crosshairs. Of course, that attitude effectively negates the very principle of the American Revolution:
Legal scholar Ryan Alford observes that the 13th century marks "the last time when the executive branch of any country governed by the common law had asserted that it was legal to kill a citizen on the basis of an executive order." Obama's "executive death warrant" is more than a breach of the Fifth Amendment's due process guarantee, he argues, it's an affront to the entire Anglo-American constitutional order.Problem is, overthrowing the "entire Anglo-American constitutional order" is just part of the process of overthrowing the rest of our Anglo-American culture, which DC is actively implementing as official policy. It's what they call "diversity" and "inclusiveness." I call it "a death spiral into a Third-World banana republic," but then, I'm a hopeless conservative.
Grab your barf bag and watch this pompous ass flaunt his moral superiority while bullying his captive audience into denouncing their own heritage: This is pretty sickening, but par for the course in the growing racket of "diversity training":
“I want you to say that American was founded by outsiders – say that – who are today’s insiders, who are very nervous about today’s outsiders. I want you to say, ‘The pilgrims were illegal aliens.’ Say, ‘The pilgrims never gave their passports to the Indians.’” Betances also asked the audience, “Give me a bam,” after these statements, to which the audience replied in unison.One can't help but compare this to Mao's Cultural Revolution, when Chinese dissidents were shamed into confessing their sins against the people and to beg for forgiveness. Squads of "Red Guard" goons enforced their "ideological guidance" on those deemed guilty of incorrect thought, with the ultimate goal of destroying traditional China and implementing full-fledged communism. The Cultural Revolution's motto, "Destroy the old world; Forge the new world," could easily apply to the DC Empire's "diversity revolution."
“To live for the moment is the prevailing passion — to live for yourself, not for your predecessors or posterity. We are fast losing the sense of historical continuity, the sense of belonging to a succession of generations originating in the past and stretching into the future.” Christopher Lasch, The Culture of Narcissism (1979)
A President Rubio could put an end to all this divisiveness by just ordering a drone strike on John Tanton
After all, dissent is just a fancy word for hate. If the SPLC says so, it must be true.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
No, this isn't from an episode of Naked Gun. But it is Cleveland:
A November car chase ended in a "full blown-out" firefight, with glass and bullets flying, according to Cleveland police officers who described for investigators the chaotic scene at the end of the deadly 25-minute pursuit. But when the smoky haze -- caused by rapid fire of nearly 140 bullets in less than 30 seconds -- dissipated, it soon became clear that more than a dozen officers had been firing at one another across a middle school parking lot in East Cleveland.
This is NOT an Onion spoof - it's the real thing - and it shows just how far we've sunk: The Pentagon is going to pin medals on the Gameboy GIs who operate Predator and Reaper drones:
They fight the war from computer consoles and video screens. But the troops that launch the drone strikes and direct the cyberattacks that can kill or disable an enemy may never set foot in the combat zone. Now, defense officials say, their battlefield contributions may be recognized. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to announce Wednesday that for the first time the Pentagon is creating a medal that can be awarded to troops who have a direct impact on combat operations, but do it from afar.I shake my head in wonder. The definition of "hero" is undergoing the same fate as the definition of "marriage" - twisted. Thanks to Earl for the link!
Now THIS is crazy:
"When you read his manifesto, you read the message that he left, he wasn’t entirely crazy. He had a plan and a mission, here. And, many people aren’t rooting for him to kill innocent people; they’re rooting for someone who was wronged to get a kind of revenge against the system. It’s almost like watching ‘Django Unchained’ in real life. It’s kind of exciting.”
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The food stamp program has grown by 49.3% since Obama took office. And that's a good thing - it proves how caring our new and improved federal government is under Obama:
Since taking office in 2009, food stamp rolls under President Barack Obama have risen to more than 47 million people in America, exceeding the population of Spain. When Obama entered office in January 2009 there were 31,939,110 Americans receiving food stamps. As of November 2012—the most recent data available—there were 47,692,896 Americans enrolled, an increase of 49.3 percent.I do wonder, though - just how compassionate can we afford to be?
Monday, February 11, 2013
What to do, what to do? Obama not only has a mandate, but also a really nifty, progressive agenda. Problem is, those stick-in-the-muds in Congress won't pass it. The answer? Leave 'em in the dust:
When President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, the biggest question he’ll face will be how to get an ambitious second-term agenda through a divided Congress. The answer: Go around it. On climate change, gun control, gay rights, and even immigration, the White House has signaled a willingness to circumvent lawmakers through the use of presidential power. Already, plans are being laid to unleash new executive orders, regulations, signing statements and memorandums designed to push Obama’s programs forward and cement his legacy, according to administration aides and allies.After all, those silly checks and balances were established by men who didn't even believe in democracy. And isn't democracy all about "One man, one vote?" And everyone knows that Obama's the Man!
"Conservatives love and cherish their country. But they do not confuse country with state. They know that America is not its military, nor any of the innumerable three-lettered agencies comprising the bloated national-security apparatus." Andrew J. Bacevich
Seems the police are unleashing their drones in their manhunt for cop- and basketball coach-killer Christopher Dorner. Authorities say they're only using surveillance drones - but how long until they launch a drone armed with Hellfire missiles? You know it's coming, don't you? Sooner or later.
Here's the inimitable Jim Goad on the "Django Unhinged" who's on a one-man "anti-racism" crusade in Los Angeles:
Dorner says his killing spree will also be justified because the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre didn’t show sufficient sympathy for the child victims of Sandy Hook. To achieve justice, Dorner wishes the following upon LaPierre: “May all of your immediate and distant family die horrific deaths in front of you.” Dorner also disagrees with homophobes to the point where he wishes torture upon them: “Westboro Baptist Church, may you all burn slowly in a fire, not from smoke inhalation, but from the flames and only the flames.” Dorner says he feels it was morally wrong for George Zimmerman to tail behind Trayvon Martin that rainy night in Florida: “Too bad Trayvon didn’t smash your skull completely open, Zim.”Now THAT'S hate! Goad also notes other examples of "black rage" used to justify the murder of innocent whites. This is what you get after years of quivering denunciation of "white privilege" and "racism." Dorner is simply taking the logical next step. For more on Dorner, click here.
This shows how utterly useless Republicans are:
Representative Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, said Congress could make quick progress on immigration if lawmakers agreed to give citizenship to children - an idea he opposed when it came up for a vote in 2010 as the DREAM Act. "The best place to begin, I think, is with the children. Let's go ahead and get that under our belt, put a win on the board," Cantor said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Cantor is leading an effort to improve his party's image as many Republicans worry they will be consigned to irrelevancy in coming years if they do not reach out to the fast-growing Latino electorate, which strongly supports immigration reform.Cantor's loyalties are to the Republican party, rather than to his constituents. "Winning the next election" is the only goal people such as Cantor can imagine. Americans who do not want to see their country become yet another Third-World banana republic need real leaders who will fight for their interests, rather than the interests of big business and La Raza (translation: Das Volk).
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Regulars of this blog should recognize the name of Will Willimon. He co-wrote, with the late (and dearly missed) Tom Naylor, Downsizing the USA, a classic of the small-is-beautiful philosophy. Mr. Willimon has a lively blog, as well as a novel, entitled Incorporation. He recently said this about switching from political opinion pieces to fiction:
I think you can be more truthful. And the truth rendered by fiction is usually a much more textured, rounder truth than the truth available in straight discourse and analytical, philosophical writing. We are, as Luther said, simul justus et peccator. In the church, we believe we are being redeemed. We have been — we are being — redeemed, but not yet. We are not there yet. And in fiction, you can capture that same quality. It’s no surprise that some of our greatest novelists — Flannery O’Connor, Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene — were Catholics. There is a sacramental quality of fiction, an incarnational quality of fiction, whereby the earthy people, utterly human people, have been in some mysterious way embraced by the divine and become themselves sort of sacramental. We see God through the most mundane and quotidian of devices.I've long admired O'Connor's short stories. She's the classic Southern writer. I'm looking forward to reading Incorporation.
What's not to like? After all, his online manifesto boasts he's out to get "racists," though his victims include the innocent daughter of a policeman. Looks like the fans of Django Unchained have found their champion. RamZPaul provides a little background: (Note: language)
Pillaging and Robbing North Carolina June 12, 1862: "Stanly, the renegade, the traitor governor, appointed by Mr. Lincoln to rule his native State, finds the way of the transgressor hard. He has stopped the Negro schools as being contrary to the Statute Law of North Carolina, by which he has offended his Northern masters, but with a strange inconsistency he ignores the fact (of which Mr. (George Edmund) Badger has reminded him however) that his being here, as Gov, is as much an infringement on our rights, for the Laws of N.C. provide for an election of the Gov by the people. He said that if there was one man in N.C. whom he regarded more than another, one man whom he loved, that man was Richard S. Donnell, & yet the first sight which greeted him on stepping ashore at New Berne was the coffin of Mr. Donnell's mother with her name & the date of her birth & death cut on it, waiting shipment to NY, her remains having been thrown out to give place to the body of a Yankee officer! Such is our foe. June 22, 1862: "We hear that Lincoln has recalled Stanly from the governorship of North Carolina. How true it is that it is hard to serve two masters! The shallow artifice by which he attempted to throw dust in our eyes by professing to govern us by the Statute Laws of N.C. displeased his Northern masters, whilst his being here at all is such an infringement of our rights that no plausibility could even gild the pill. Richard Dobbs Speight, Gov of N.C., was killed in a duel by Edward Stanly's father many years ago. His grave was violated by the Yankees when they had possession of New Berne, and his skull stuck upon a pole was one of the first objects which met Stanly's eyes as he landed in New Berne as Lincoln's governor, appointed to subjugate his native State." (Journal of A Secesh Lady, Diary of Catherine Edmondston, Beth Crabtree, editor, NCA&H, 1979, pp. 193-200)
Friday, February 8, 2013
Southern Democrats Defending the Constitution: “On the second anniversary of Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1943 – Senator Josiah Bailey of [Warrenton] North Carolina, exasperated at frequent contemptuous references to “Southern” Democrats by national party leaders and disturbed over a decided anti-Southern trend in the Democratic Party, stood on the floor of the United States Senate and, in a blistering speech, warned the aforesaid Democratic leaders that there was a limit to what the South would stand from them. At the same time, he outlined a course by which Southern Democrats could break off relations with the national party and bring about a situation in which the South would hold the balance of power in American politics. Another presidential election was approaching and already there was a definite movement to “draft” President Roosevelt for a fourth term. For many days the Senate had debated a measure that proposed to empower the federal government to hold Presidential and Congressional elections among the men and women of the armed forces, using a federal ballot. This measure was introduced by a Democrat and was being supported by Democrats and the Roosevelt administration, in spite of the obvious fact that it denied the fundamental Democratic party doctrine that elections may be held only by authority of State governments and that under the Constitution the federal government has absolutely no authority to hold elections. But the most vigorous opposition also came from Democrats, principally Southern Democrats. It resulted in a notable debate on constitutional principles such as seldom been heard in Congress. The Senate rejected this federal ballot proposal…..But this did not prevent Senator Joseph Guffey of Pennsylvania from charging, in a newspaper statement, that the federal ballot had been defeated by an “unholy alliance” of Southern Democrats and Northern Republicans. Guffey designated Senator Harry F. Byrd of Virginia as the Democratic leader of “the most unpatriotic and unholy alliance that has occurred in the United States Senate since the League of Nations for peace of the world was defeated in 1919.” Senator Byrd took care of Guffey on the morning of that December 7th by giving the Pennsylvania Senator a thorough verbal skinning. It was about as neat a dressing down as could be administered within the rules of the Senate. But Guffey’s references to “Southern” Democrats had angered Senator Bailey. What’s wrong, Senator Bailey demanded, with being a “Southern” Senator or a “Southern” Democrat? “I would remind these gentlemen who speak of us as “Southern” Democrats,” he said, “these Democrats, these high lights of the party, these beneficiaries of our victories during the last ten years – I would remind them that Southern Democrats maintained the Democratic Party and kept it alive in all the long years of its exile, when it had no place in the house which our fathers had built, when it was not permitted to serve around the altars which our forefathers had made holy.” (The South’s Political Plight, Peter Molyneaux, Calhoun Clubs of the South, 1948, pp. 1-4)
"Every man, and every body of men, invested with power, are ever disposed to increase it, and to acquire a superiority over everything that stands in their way. This disposition, which is implanted in human nature, will operate in the federal legislature to lessen and ultimately to subvert the state authority ... Robert Yates, anti-federalist writer See the immediate post to appreciate the relevance of this principle for today.
There's only one refuge for the people now that DC has all but declared itself above all constitutional constraints, and that's the reserved power of the sovereign States:
Texas would have the toughest anti-drone legislation in the country under a bill filed by State Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Terrell). 1200 WOAI's Michael Board reports that Gooden has introduced a measure which would outlaw the use of drones by individuals, or state or federal law enforcement. Gooden tells 1200 WOAI news that his bill would have limited exceptions, including allowing drones within 25 miles of the Rio Grande for drug and illegal immigrant interdiction programs, or for use by law enforcement with a valid search or arrest warrant, with 'probable cause to believe that a person has committed a felony.' "Do we want out local police departments laying off officers and simply parking drones over our homes to keep an eye on all of us?" Gooden asked.One of the hard lessons of history the Founders incorporated into the Constitution was that central governments tend to grab power and resources. They established a system of government that set the sovereign States as watchdogs and enforcers of limited government power. Obama's power grab cannot go unchallenged, and fortunately there's a legal and peaceful means of stopping it.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Oddly, the media isn't covering this. Wonder why? (Warning: language)
Re: Enemies of the State For immediate release A recently uncovered White Paper from the Obama administration reveals that the White House Office of Legal Counsel has instructed the President that he is within the law to kill American citizens, either here or abroad, if they are in any way associated with “terrorism.” In effect, this legal memo allows the President—or others in his regime--to be judge, jury, and executioner. And it can all be done in complete secrecy because of “national security” concerns. And the President gets to decide the criteria that make one a terrorist or a supporter of terrorism. When a citizen can be deprived of life, liberty, and property at the mere whim of the President, in secret and without due process, then that citizen has been declared an enemy of the State. Not a citizen, not even a subject, but an outright enemy of State. League President, Dr. Michael Hill, said: “We have seen our fundamental legal protections of liberty and property disappear one by one during the last half century as the Constitution and Bill of Rights have simply been pushed aside as a mere piece of parchment. We have borne such abuses too patiently, hoping vainly that we could somehow continue to live as free men in peace. But the latest revelation that even our very lives can be forfeit if the regime should deem it right and proper rips the mask completely off the monster. There is no doubt whatsoever that those who control the government think it their prerogative to literally destroy any and all who oppose them. Now do you understand why they want to deprive you of your guns and ammunition?” Hill continued: “Therefore, we in The League of the South caution our fellow Southerners to prepare to be treated as enemy combatants on an ever changing and elastic ‘battlefield.’ Any dissent, no matter how innocent or justified, may serve to bring the hammer down at the time and place of the regime’s choosing. And you will have no ‘right’ to oppose their actions. You have been declared, ipso facto, a ‘domestic terrorist,’ one who is beyond the Pale. You should act as if your life is in danger . . . because it is.” The League urges all Southerners and others of goodwill to appeal to their State governments to call secession conventions as soon as practically possible in order to preserve our ancient rights to life, liberty, and property. To contact The League of the South, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or see our website at www.dixienet.org. We can be reached by phone at (800) 888-3163.
Our theme: “Grassroots Political Activism” Expect serious discussion, dialogue, and practical political solutions.Members are expected, guests are most welcome. Time: Saturday, 9 February, 11AM-3PM, Allred Banquet Room, K&W Cafeteria, Burlington, NC Conference admission is $10 per person, $15 for husband & wife. NC LS Conference Schedule: 11AM: Conference Welcome – Bernhard Thuersam, State Chair 11:15AM: Issues Forum – Gun Control, Amnesty, Drone Surveillance, Republican Party Suicide. Alexander M. Cheek, Moderator. 12:15PM: In-Room Dinner (on your own) in K&W. NC LS Future Strategies Forum – Dr. Tom Minsel, Moderator 1:45PM: Local Political Activism, Mark Hopp, Tenth Amendment Advocate, former State Chair, Independence Caucus for NC. 2:45PM: Conference Wrap-Up, Closing Remarks – Bernhard Thuersam, State Chair The NC LS Winter Conference will focus on grassroots efforts at the local level and how NC LS members can effectively build a consensus for positive political change in North Carolina from their own communities. Our elected political leaders must be directed toward representing North Carolina’s interests, and resist federal encroachments into State authority. Directions: The K&W is easy to find at Exit 143 of I-40/85, Burlington. From the east, turn right off ramp then an immediate left; from the west, turn left off ramp, then left after overpass. For more information or questions, please email email@example.com
Oh, look - the War Street Journal has endorsed Obama's power to decree life or death for his subjects. That's about as newsworthy as Jesse Jackson endorsing racial quotas. The Wall Street Journal is notoriously pro-big government, and anti-American. That's why it embraces the Empire and its many projects, from perpetual war to floodtide immigration.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
It's clear we cannot look to DC to take responsible action, so it's up to the sovereign States to ensure a sustainable and trusted monetary supply:
Lawmakers in Virginia say they want to keep their options open in case the value of the U.S. dollar ever collapses — so they’re considering minting state coinage. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that a proposal to study the effectiveness of such a plan “sailed through” the state’s lower house this week.As public confidence erodes toward the laughably corrupt Federal Reserve and Wall Street, the States will have to step in and provide a viable alternative to Ben Bernanke's Monopoly Money. Thanks to Bruce for the link!
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
This is a good start:
Charlottesville, Va., has become the first city in the United States to formally pass an anti-drone resolution. The resolution, passed Monday, "calls on the United States Congress and the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia to adopt legislation prohibiting information obtained from the domestic use of drones from being introduced into a Federal or State court," and "pledges to abstain from similar uses with city-owned, leased, or borrowed drones."... Councilmember Dede Smith, who voted in favor of the bill, says that drones are "pretty clearly a threat to our constitutional right to privacy."Our local governments, being closer to the people, are our best means of reining in an insane, totally alien, central government.
Think only the "extremists" in the League of the South object to Obama's claimed authority to assassinate at will? Better check out Glenn Greenwald first:
The most extremist power any political leader can assert is the power to target his own citizens for execution without any charges or due process, far from any battlefield. The Obama administration has not only asserted exactly that power in theory, but has exercised it in practice. In September 2011, it killed US citizen Anwar Awlaki in a drone strike in Yemen, along with US citizen Samir Khan, and then, in circumstances that are still unexplained, two weeks later killed Awlaki's 16-year-old American son Abdulrahman with a separate drone strike in Yemen.Maybe the leftists over at Little Green Footballs are cool with their Maximum Leader wielding this kind of power, but we're not. And don't fool yourself into thinking a "good conservative" Republican in the White House (if that's even possible in the multicult DC Empire) would make any difference.
That's the sub-title of the leftist, pro-interventionist Little Green Footballs post on Obama's nifty new power to zap American citizens with a drone. Remember how Republicans trusted Bush and Cheney? That same faith in big government is now in abundance among the victorious left. And little by little, our freedom is ground into dust.
“By the end of the Civil War, the government supported an army of a million men, carried a national debt of $2.5 billion, distributed public lands, printed a national currency, and collected an array of internal taxes. This transformation in national power was not the ‘new birth of freedom’ Lincoln envisioned at Gettysburg, but it overshadowed the liberation of four million slaves in terms of its long-range impact on all Americans.” David Goldfield, antiwar historian.
The US government can order the killing of American citizens even when there is no active intelligence accusing them of carrying out a specific terrorist attack, according to a confidential Justice Department legal memo obtained by NBC News. The memo, or “white paper,” concludes that assassinations of American citizens are legal if the US government says they are “senior operational leaders” or al-Qaeda or “an associated force.” The Executive Branch can keep this information secret though, and no checks or balances from other branches of government are necessary.The bottom line is that DC has given itself even more latitude in bypassing the bother of a trial. It can zap you for just about any reason - and doesn't have to explain a damn thing to anyone. So - what's considered "an associated force" of al-Qaeda? Osama bin Laden often stated he and his followers were angered by DC's one-sided support of Israel. Would opposition to taxpayer-supported subsidies of Israel constitute an "association" with al-Qaeda? What if such opposition was expressed not in a letter the editor, but by lobbying members of Congress? Or by contributing to an antiwar organization? How long would he be safe if Mark Twain were alive and satirizing today? One thing we do know that's been murdered by DC, and that's freedom.
Monday, February 4, 2013
"There are two mainstream parties in Mexico. One is Partido Revolucionario Institucional. The other is Partido de la Revolución Democrática. Both are members of the Socialist International. Which means that the growing Latino vote in the United States is going to vote socialist." Vox Day
Protesters at the Phoenix jail in July, 2010 taunt deputies with Mexican and Communist flags after a federal judge blocked Arizona's border security law.
This just in:
Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained nearly two dozen pages of emails from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights and Tax divisions revealing questionable behavior by agency personnel while negotiating for Sothern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) co-founder Morris Dees to appear as the featured speaker at a July 31, 2012, “Diversity Training Event.” Judicial Watch obtained the records pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) submitted to the DOJ on September 10, 2012.The SPLC is not only filthy rich, but has tight connections with the media, various politicians, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the DOJ. And yet, leftist journals laud the SPLC as courageous fighters for the oppressed. Their name alone is an affront to decency.
"The ideologies of Mammon and Marx are equally godless and are equally inimical to religion in general and to Christianity in particular. Such systems are not merely wrong, they are ultimately evil." Joseph Pearce, on the two Evil Empires.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
"Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil." Robert Anton Wilson
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, February 03, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Folks are finally getting the message:
For the first time, a majority of Americans feel that the government threatens their individual rights and freedoms, according to a survey released on Thursday. Fifty-three percent of the 1,502 adults surveyed Jan. 9-13 by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press responded that they believe that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms.I guess the other 43% is either stoned or too busy watching Jerry Springer and Oprah to care. This isn't conspiracy theory or fear-mongering - this is the new reality. The fact is that DC has sneaked through legislation authorizing domestic drones to spy on citizens. Then there's Obama's expansion of his Executive Authority to indefinitely imprison Americans without charge or due process. So yet another of the League of the South's "extremist" views is now mainstream. Interestingly, the same poll shows that 73% of Americans now say DC "does the right thing rarely or not at all." My fellow rebels, there's only one thing to do, and it IS NOT voting Republican. It's time to take your stand.
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, February 02, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
James Kirkpatrick laments how Republicans are self-hypnotizing themselves into the notion that surrendering on amnesty for illegal aliens will win Hispanic votes. Demography, claim the Neocons who've taken over the Republican Party, such as Charles Krauthammer and Bobby Jindal, isn't an issue any more. Sure it isn't. Let's think about what they're saying. It's a mistake for the Republicans to appeal to "white working class voters" because Hispanics are in the ascendancy. But the only reason their numbers are increasing is because we're not enforcing existing immigration laws - that's why we have 20 million illegal aliens in this country. With increasing fervor, the Republican Einsteins are assuring the faithful that conservatism is just another idea, like socialism, that can be sold to anyone. Hispanics, they're told, are natural conservatives. As Charles Krauthammer says in the Kirkpatrick article, “I don't believe in the demographic theories.” But if demographics don't matter in post-racial America, why is it assumed that Hispanics have certain stands on certain issues? Why don't Whites? In fact, Hispanics do have a pro-Hispanic agenda, from the DREAM Act, in which Americans help pay for their own dispossession, to amnesty for the illegal Hispanics already here, to increased immigration from Latin America. Everyone knows that it's Hispanic ethnic loyalty driving those issues. But it would be wrong for Americans to want to keep their country majority White. Why is that?
We're assured by those who presume to tell us what is and is not proper thinking that a tsunami of Third-World immigrants will enrich us culturally and economically. No one ever asked why these same people don't have the same effect on the economies of their home countries, but then, that's another of those crimethink notions you're not supposed to ask. But there are those who are warning that the rosy projections of alienist extremists don't add up:
Robert Rector, a senior research fellow with the Heritage Foundation, expects the bipartisan immigration reform proposal, which includes a path to citizenship, will end up costing taxpayers more overtime than the trillion-dollar calculations he testified to during debate over the 2007 immigration reform bill. “[The proposal] seems to be virtually identical to the 2007 bill and would be extremely costly to the U.S. taxpayers,” Rector told The Daily Caller in a Wednesday interview. “Granting amnesty or legal status to illegals will generate costs in Medicare and Social Security alone of $2.5 trillion above any taxes paid in.”But it's worth it, 'cause not only do we get all that vibrancy, we also get to prove we're not biased. And good Americans will pay any price for that.
Watch, if you can, Lindsey Graham as he grills SecDef nominee Chuck Hagel. There aren't many things more stomach-turning than watching a prisscake lord his power over someone who really can't fight back. Then again, what a perfect model of a chickenhawk Neocon. It's sad to watch Hagel grovel and distance himself from his previous statements about Israel. But then, if you want to make it in DC, you have to know what to kiss and when. Hagel's learning.