Saturday, February 28, 2009

Eve of Destruction (1965, 2009)

From one Barry (McGuire) to another Barry (Soetoro, a/k/a Obama)
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I saw a post on the Cleveland.com National/International Forum with the video below. What an excellent video & message. This is one of my all-time favorite songs. What a power message when it was first written and maybe even more so today.




Eve of Destruction
By Barry McGuire
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The eastern world, it is exploding
Violence flarin’, bullets loadin’
You’re old enough to kill, but not for votin’
You don’t believe in war, but what’s that gun you’re totin’
And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin’
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But you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve of destruction.
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Don’t you understand what I’m tryin’ to say
Can’t you feel the fears I’m feelin’ today?
If the button is pushed, there’s no runnin’ away
There’ll be no one to save, with the world in a grave
[Take a look around ya boy, it's bound to scare ya boy]
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And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve of destruction.
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Yeah, my blood’s so mad feels like coagulatin’
I’m sitting here just contemplatin’
I can’t twist the truth, it knows no regulation.
Handful of senators don’t pass legislation
And marches alone can’t bring integration
When human respect is disintegratin’
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin’
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And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve of destruction.
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Think of all the hate there is in Red China
Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama
You may leave here for 4 days in space
But when you return, it’s the same old place

The poundin’ of the drums, the pride and disgrace
You can bury your dead, but don’t leave a trace
Hate your next-door neighbor, but don’t forget to say grace
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And… tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend
You don’t believe
We’re on the eve
Of destruction
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Mm, no no, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
of destruction.
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The real Messiah, Jesus Christ, will knock this media created and media driven false messiah, the alleged President, Barry Soetoro (a/k/a Barack Obama), down to size . . . when He returns!

Black Belt Patriotism, How to Reawaken America


Chuck Norris, martial arts expert, actor and patriot writes a book describing his philosophy of life, living and what for him and for America are the defining issues today. His life was affected by two major influences: (1) a Judeo-Christian belief system, which translate into practical actions and (2) conservative principles which compel activism.

Many know Chuck Norris as the movie and TV star. The TV series, Walker, Texas Ranger, for many years still plays regularly on TV in syndication. Norris currently writes a regular column for WorldNetDaily.com and other outlets. He spends a lot of his time raising and home-schooling his twin daughters.

One of his chief passions is for a program he has developed for at-risk Middle School kids, which he founded and calls KickStart. It combines instruction in the martial arts with basic character and life development. He spends a lot of his time in Texas involved in his program and hopes to take the program nationwide. Such a program is desperately needed.

You get a flavor of Norris' Black Belt Patriotism by reviewing the chapter titles of his book:

· 1 – One Nation, Divided, and Without a Clue
· 2 – Go Back to Go Forward
· 3 - Stop America’s Nightmare of Debt
· 4 – Secure and Protect our Borders
· 5 – From Here to Eternity
· 6 – Reclaim the Value of Human Life
· 7 – Call to the Millennials!
· 8 - Honor and Care for the Family
· 9 - Be Fit for the Fight
· 10 – Reawaken the American Dream

There are several very critical social and political issues covered in those ten chapters. Chapter 9 contains some very practical advice for maintaining one’s health. Norris shares some of his fitness and training ‘secrets.’


I enjoyed reading the book, which gives a glimpse into the life and beliefs of this celebrity and black belt patriot. At 69 years old his faith, his physical and spiritual fit lifestyle gives credence to his message. He surely is the kind of person kids and adults would do well to emulate, instead of some of the decadent rap music artists, sports, movie and TV stars which pollute the entertainment media today.

I recommend this book as an excellent read and as a basic reference book on key conservative and Judeo-Christian issues.

Friday, February 27, 2009

A 'Fetus' Has Rights


“North Dakota lawmakers approved a measure that gives fetuses the legal rights of a human being.

“The ACLU immediately released a statement saying a fetus does not deserve these rights, unless, of course, the fetus is a terrorist.”

- - - NewsBusted,
Episode 2/27/09



NewsBusters is a conservative news and comedy website. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.

See right panel of this blog and click on the picture to watch this 2-3 minute comedy YouTube video.

Terms of Discernment

Friend of this blog, T.D., sent me a definition of an important economic term.

Liquidity defined . . . Liquidity is when you look at your retirement funds and wet your pants.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Search for a New President


Yes, Bible believing Christians need to start searching for a new President. But first, I want talk about someone else who is searching for new president.

The University of Cincinnati announced last week that their president, Nancy Zimpher, has resigned to take a position in New York. I have several reasons for saying good riddance to this.

She did not lift a finger to stop University Hospital from performing abortions. There is only one other hospital in the Cincinnati area that does.

She has continued to follow a policy of gouging taxpayers with all the wasteful government grants that U.C. gets. These are both unconstitutional (10th amendment) and unnecessary. They’re unnecessary because corporations would provide adequate grants to do the research that is really valuable. But the way it is now, the corporations “piggy back” on taxpayer’s funded grants so that they don’t have to spend as much of their own money. If you don’t want your money going to pay for experiments that you find morally reprehensible, you can boycott the corporations which perform them by not buying their products. But you can’t boycott the tax man without leaving the country or going to jail.

Zimpher did nothing to stop the medical school from teaching med students the “benefits” of teaching children the “safe” way to fornicate themselves. If fact, she approved a recent week long series of events sponsored by a sexual enhancement product company at the U.C. Wellness Center called “Sexploration”.

Unfortunately, one of the leading candidates to replace Zimpher can’t be much better. She uses U.C.’s email system (paid for by taxpayers) to send us (employees) messages to pass on to our legislators in support of the same wasteful and morally reprehensible policies. Examples include the messages in support of the recent economic stimulus bill (and adding more on to it) and messages against Ohio legislation to ban cloning and embryonic stem cell research. It’s not just that this U.C. employee is on the wrong side of these issues, but it is illegal and unfair to use taxpayer’s money to support a political cause. Hopefully someone else will step forward to reverse this increasing trend to wickedness.

And yes, we do need another POTUS as well. At least if we are going to remain a union of states. Barack Obama’s wasteful spending, his intentions to prevent murderers of the unborn from receiving justice, his continuance of the bloody wars and failure to reign in our overextended military are just a few of the reasons that it is imperative to remove B.O. from office.

We have talked several times on this blog about his lack of proper citizenship credentials calls into question the very legitimacy of his oath of office. Should we obey laws passed by Congress and signed into law by this usurper? Should the members of the military disobey orders given by B.O. as Commander and Chief? I’m curious about what the other contributors of this blog would have to say about this. If you were in the military now, would you disobey your commander’s orders if they originated with B.O.?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Jindal, Ya'll

The Republican response to President Barry Soetoro’s (a/k/a Barack Obama) remarks to Congress last night was provided by Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA). Jindal’s speech may have been absent of an exited live audience, the gift of reading a teleprompter, but it was significantly more substantive in content compared to the speech of the President.

On the Stimulus Bill

“. . . Republicans put forward plans to create jobs by lowering income tax rates for working families, cutting taxes for small businesses, strengthening incentives for businesses to invest in new equipment and hire new workers, and stabilizing home values by creating a new tax credit for home-buyers.

“These plans would cost less and create more jobs.

“But Democratic leaders in Congress rejected this approach. Instead of trusting us to make wise decisions with our own money, they passed the largest government spending bill in history -- with a price tag of more than $1 trillion with interest.

“While some of the projects in the bill make sense, their legislation is larded with wasteful spending. It includes $300 million to buy new cars for the government, $8 billion for high-speed rail projects, such as a "magnetic levitation" line from Las Vegas to Disneyland . .

“Democratic leaders say their legislation will grow the economy. What it will do is grow the government, increase our taxes down the line and saddle future generations with debt . . .”

On Energy

“To strengthen our economy, we need urgent action to keep energy prices down. All of us remember what it felt like to pay $4 at the pump -- and unless we act now, those prices will return. To stop that from happening, we need to increase conservation, increase energy efficiency, increase the use of alternative and renewable fuels, increase our use of nuclear power, AND increase drilling for oil and gas here at home.”

How to strengthen America

“We believe the way to strengthen our country is to restrain spending in Washington, and empower individuals and small businesses to grow our economy and create jobs . .
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SOURCE:

http://wwwWakeUpAmericans-spree.blogspot.com/2009/02/text-video-of-obama-speech-and-gop.html

John Freshwater & the State of Public Education

Here is a comment to my article which I found on the website, Choose the Hero. That website posted my article, “Is Public Education Hopelessly Lost?

Comment
made on February 23rd, 2009 on ChoosetheHero.com

Freshwater is incompetent and dangerous to the children. A creationist science teacher who burns kids? You picked a real zero to back there. After he is fired, he and his supporters should take up a collection to pay the school for having wasted their time and money.”

Here is my response:

Actually, it is the educational system that deserves the accolades that you bestowed on Mr. Freshwater. The descriptions “Incompetent” “Dangerous” and “Radical Faith in the Flawed Unscientific Theory of Evolution” all aptly characterize our failed public education system.

Mr. Freshwater represents the antithesis of what currently marks education failed state. He cares for his students. He loves to teach. He is good at it. He gets positive results, and students learn.

How do we fix the public education system? For starters we

(1) Abolish the federal Department of Education (DOE).

(2) Take away the non-profit status of the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) for their student-ignoring, subversive leftist-driven political agenda and activism.

(3) Encourage and fund alternatives to public schools to make them more competitive and accountable to parents, the community and society.

Without doing these things mentioned above, our schools and the education system will remain broken and in a perpetual state of disrepair.

Therefore the only real solution may be a mass exodus of children from what amounts to the government indoctrination centers. Caring, Christian, and/or conservative have no choice but to pull their children out of the schools en masse. Next fall would not be too early to do so.

The Real Crisis is Belief in Man-Made Global Warming

Global Warning!

Global warming is not the crisis; it is the belief in and actions taken on the false notion of man-made or man-caused global warming that is the crisis.

Belief in man-caused global warming is commonsense leaving the building!


Man-caused global warming is a lie. Man is not the primary cause of global warming as Gore on others falsely claim. The climate is cyclical. Blame the sun. Global warming has given rise to an industry of its own, meant to enrich Gore and other deceivers.

Global warming is a ruse to redistribute the world’s wealth, to bring on the dawning of a socialistic utopia. This is a way to destroy capitalism and the sovereignty of our nation. It needs to be resisted and rejected for the falsehood it is. It is an expensive boondoggle just like the so-called economic stimulus (mis)appropriation bill . . .


CARBON COPY

Gore has already made millions spreading the lie. Gore and others stand to make million more off dealing carbon credits. Oil companies will be shut down.

Global warmins is chiefly a political issue and not a scientific one. It is junk science at best. It is being promulgated for personal aggrandizement by the inventor of the Internet himself and those that will personally benefit from it.

It is WE the people who stand to lose the most – high cost of alternative “fuels” which actually cannot replace oil or coal right now. We may even have to walk instead of drive. We will become impoverished.

Industry as a whole loses because alternative fuels are not here and cannot meet the demand now or in the near future. More jobs will be lost to China et al. China will win – they will ignore any call to play the carbon credit game. America loses.

I am all for alternative energy. But until they are put in place we must drill here, drill now using our rich domestic oil and clean coal supply and NUCLEAR energy. We can, we should, we must reduce our dependence on foreign oil. The foolish Marxist-oriented extremist environmentalists have hogtied and crippled our nation causing the great degree of dependence on Islamic terrorist supporting states in the Middle East.

Going entirely green right now is a foolish pipe dream. What we need is more oil to flow through our pipelines and end the nightmare!

Race Baiting Attorney General


"Attorney General Eric Holder said that when it comes to race, America is ‘a nation of cowards.’

“Come on, we just elected a black man with little or no experience, who thinks the U.S. has 57 states, that’s not cowardice, that’s insanity.”


- - - NewsBusted,
Episode 2/24/09

NewsBusters is a conservative news and comedy website. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.

See right panel of this blog and click on the picture to watch this 2-3 minute comedy YouTube video.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Breaking Down the Stimulus Plan

T.D. sends us the story below, which can also be found on the Internet here. It offers some insight on what effect the Pelosi-Reid-Soetoro (a/k/a Obama) Stimulus Bill will have on the economy. Thanks, T.D.
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Stimulus Bill Explained

Shortly after class, an economics student approaches his economics professor and says, "I don't understand this stimulus bill. Can you explain it to me?"

The professor replied, "I don't have any time to explain it at my office, but if you come over to my house on Saturday and help me with my weekend project, I'll be glad to explain it to you." The student agreed.

At the agreed-upon time, the student showed up at the professor's house. The professor stated that the weekend project involved his backyard pool.

They both went out back to the pool, and the professor handed the student a bucket. Demonstrating with his own bucket, the professor said, "First, go over to the deep end, and fill your bucket with as much water as you can." The student did as he was instructed.

The professor then continued, "Follow me over to the shallow end, and then dump all the water from your bucket into it." The student was naturally confused, but did as he was told.

The professor then explained they were going to do this many more times, and began walking back to the deep end of the pool. The confused student asked, "Excuse me, but why are we doing this?"

The professor matter-of-factly stated that he was trying to make the shallow end much deeper.

The student didn't think the economics professor was serious, but figured that he would find out the real story soon enough. However, after the 6th trip between the shallow end and the deep end, the student began to become worried that his economics professor had gone mad. The student finally replied, "All we're doing is wasting valuable time and effort on unproductive pursuits. Even worse, when this process is all over, everything will be at the same level it was before, so all you'll really have accomplished is the destruction of what could have been truly productive action!"

The professor put down his bucket and replied with a smile,

"Congratulations. You now understand the stimulus bill."

$top the bailout$

I received an email today from Americans for Limited Government. If you think, as I do, that what President Barry Soetoro (a/k/a Barack Obama) is doing, through the stimulus and bailout handouts, is the wrong thing, and if you think, as I do , that by trying to spend taxpayers money and indenture our children with an even more expansive deficit, then please sign the following petition.
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However, if you want to sit back and watch this inexperienced, two-bit political hack from Chicago continue to destroy this nation, then turn off your computer and turn your TV back on and enjoy American Idol or As the World Turns or Lost. . .
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Petition to the
111th Congress of the United States


Whereas, the United States Congress has otherwise appropriated, committed, borrowed, and printed some $10 trillion throughout 2008 and into 2009 over and above the regular budget, and

Whereas the bulk of these funds have been used to “bailout” or otherwise subsidize banks, financial firms, delinquent homeowners, and other institutions, and

Whereas, all of this record-setting expenditure has been borrowed funds not otherwise available to the Treasury of the United States, and

Where, the conditions leading to the current financial crisis were created by government and are a direct result of 15 years of flawed fiscal, monetary and social policy,

Now therefore, we the undersigned citizens of the United States do hereby call on Congress to take the following immediate actions:

1. Insist that all funds expended or committed by any agency or authorized agent of the United States be subject to a public vote of the elected Congress.

2. Undertake an immediate investigation of exactly how all funds have been spent, to whom the Federal Reserve has issued loans and the terms of such loans, and otherwise make the entire process of the financial bailout completely transparent.

3. Block all moves by the Obama Administration to hand homeowners of mortgages in default or near default a reduction in principle of the amount of the mortgage.

4. Bring an immediate end to the bailout and subsidies for firms and individuals who have made bad decisions and allow market forces to find the appropriate price level of housing and securities to enable the market to again function.



Click here to sign the petition!


Presidential "Play" Money

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

Here is an excellent cartoon I received from NetRightNation.






Cartoon by William Warren as found on NetRightNaion 2/23/09

President Soetoro: Anything But Saintly

A Hallowed Haloed Hero, or a Big Zero?
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Today an AP photograph that accompanied an article on YahooNews caught my attention. Typical of the opposition media (ABC, AP, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NY Times, PBS, etc.) who is so enamored with this man whom they worship as an idol. The picture says it all. The contemplative, nearly canonized St. Barry, who in reality has accomplished nothing except double our national deficit during his first month in office. He is nothing more than a political hack and neighborhood organizer from Chicago, who bought the election with political savvy, dirty tricks, and with George Soros and foreign money.
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The first paragraph of the YahooNews article reads, "Urging strict future restraint even as current spending soars, President (Barry Soetoro a/k/a) Barack Obama pledged on Monday to dramatically slash the skyrocketing annual budget deficit as he started to dole out the record $787 billion economic stimulus package he signed last week." His statement is laughable. He sounds like a heroin addict, "I will quit after one more fix, I promise. The bottom line as usual for this great deceiver is his talk does not match his talk. It is not even close.
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Here is one example of Soetoro double talk, "I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay." What? After pushing through a so-called stimulus package, which was little stimulus and much pork and political payoff, last week, he has the nerve to say that he doesn't want to burden our children? Does this man take Americans as complete fools? To me his halo is a big zero, it is not hallowed in any way, shape, or form.

Monday, February 23, 2009

One Savior is Sufficient

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True Christianity is unique. Only one "religion" is true. Jesus claimed, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to (God the) Father except through Me.” I would say that was unique claim. Jesus is the Savior. There is salvation in no other name, than that of Jesus. He holds the only key to heaven.
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President Barry Soetoro (a/k/a Barack Obama) has been made out to be some sort of a “messiah” by the opposition media (ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, NY Times, PBS etc.), but in the end and at best all he is a warmed over Jimmy Carter.
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Yet and still, because the effectiveness of the opposition media a large number of Americans, according to a new Harris Poll, have President Soetoro (a/k/a Obama) beating out Jesus as an American 'hero.' This was reported by WorldNetDaily.com.
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When Americans were asked whom they admired enough to call their No. 1 hero, the majority of respondents answered "President (Soetoro a/k/a ) Obama." In the new online Harris poll, citizens chose Jesus Christ as No. 2, followed by Martin Luther King. Others in the top ten, in descending order, were Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Abraham Lincoln, John McCain, John F. Kennedy, Chesley Sullenberger and Mother Teresa, according to Harris Interactive.
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That Harris poll is a sad testmony as to the current state of affairs of our culture. We are in very sad shape, indeed, when an inexperienced and unaccomplished Chicago political hack 'bests' the Savior of the universe in anything. It is a shameful condemnation of American society. Although shocking, it is just another indication of how far this society and culture has sunk. God help us all.

Is Public Education Hopelessly Lost?

Are Teachers the Key to Success?

The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch newspaper had an interesting article last Sunday titled, “
Plan calls for judging teacher on results.” It was about the Ohio Governor’s desire to reform education in his state. The article included and concluded its dissertation with comments about the difficulty in ridding the schools of poor, bad or ineffective teachers. They mentioned John Freshwater by name as the only example cited. Not a teacher who had sex with a student, not a teacher who worked as a prostitute on the side, or not a teacher convicted of some felony. No it was a dedicated Christian man and model teacher, who kept a personal Bible on his desk and who allegedly marked a students arm during a science experiment.

TAKING A SHOT AT JOHN FRESHWATER

The article also took another poke at embattled Mount Vernon middle school science teacher John Freshwater:



“School leaders have long complained that districts have little recourse against ineffective teachers who haven't broken laws or work rules. Also, a state law unrelated to tenure can make termination procedures expensive for districts .

“Take the case of John Freshwater, a Mount Vernon science teacher accused of burning a cross shape on a student's arm with a science instrument. Before the district can vote to fire him, it had to offer a hearing at its expense.

“Freshwater's hearing, which is to resume this week, has cost Mount Vernon schools about $200,000 so far."

So what was the paper saying? John Freshwater should not have a right to appeal the school board’s decision? Is it implying he should be paying the school districts costs?

As I have been following this story in the newspapers and other media sources both supportive and those in obvious opposition, I conclude that the Columbus Dispatch has an obvious bias against Mr. Freshwater. Originally he was confronted and disciplined for not removing his personal bible on his desk. After his refusal, other charges were conjured up including the “burning” or more appropriately the marking of the young man's arm.

Nothing was done about the marking until the boy’s parents filed a lawsuit against the school district and Mr. Freshwater several months following the alleged incident. That side of the story is woefully ignored or neglected. What is emphasized is Mr. Freshwater’s daring to bring his Christian faith into the secular humanistic classroom. The newspaper seems not to appreciate or tolerate Christianity, preferring the religion of Secular Humanism to be the only accepted creed of choice in the classroom and on the public square.

Truth be told, secular humanism actually is just as much a religion as Christianity. Although true Christian is more than a religion, it is a way of life. In fact, it was a way of life practiced since before the founding of this nation in 1776. Our Founding Fathers were not predominately Secular Humanists or Deists as the leftist revisionists continually and misleadingly claim. The Left chants that mantra over and over again, until, I guess, they hope everyone swallows the lie.

CAN PUBLIC EDUCATION BE IMPROVED?

The Dispatch article quotes Ohio Superintendent Deborah Delisle as saying that improving teacher quality is a “vital factor” in the education reforms of the governor’s budget plan. The article cites the need for teachers to be assessed or evaluated by the all-knowing standard or tool established by the state Politburo, the department of education. This, they think will make for better teachers.

On the surface the plan sounds swell. However, I believe that the local school board and the local parents provide the best oversight of the education of the teachers and children in their bailiwick. The more government and political, agenda-driven issue oriented non-teaching mega teacher unions are involved in education the less our children are educated.

Why are our schools failing? It is not lack of funding. It is not the majority of teachers, it is not the majority of teachers, it is not the lack of facilities. It is the secular humanistic creed that is so inculcated in the so-called education experts, leaders and trainers of the teachers. It is the inferior teaching material. The learning materials strive to revise American history taking morality, God and character out of the school curriculum. The secular humanistic creed is entrenched like a malignant cancer throughout our education system.

It is the pervasive and corrupting affect of the teachers unions, which are more interested in teaching (indoctrinating) little Johnny and Janie about alternative lifestyles, global warming, and the flawed and unscientific theory of evolution than giving them a sound foundation of reading, writing, arithmetic and character. Those are the things that mean real success at work and in society.

The federal government has no business meddling in the business of educating of our children. A step in the right direction would be the abashment of the Department of Education. It seems like the DOE is an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy that does nothing to improve the learning of little Johnny or Janie.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Who is responsible for the terrible state of our education today? It seems to me that whatever the job of the federal department of education is, it is not performing. What would happen if we eliminated the federal Department of Education? Would education of our children be better or worse? If it would be better, then why is it allowed to exist.

It certainly cannot be the amount of funding. We waste a bunch of money on “education.” Seems to me we are not getting our money’s worth.

Who is ultimately responsible for the mess we are in today? Is it the children? Is it the parent? Is it the teacher? Is it the school principal? Is it the school district? Is it the state department of education? Is it the federal department of education? I think the answer is all of the above.

ABANDONMENT

Our education system may just be beyond reformation. It needs to be abolished or caring parents need to find effective alternatives: Homeschooling, On-Line education, Private Schools, or Christian schools.


Isn't it ironic that little or no mention of the results that Mr. Freshwater produced is ever mentioned in any of the coverage of this story? He motivated his children to learn. His class tested the highest of the middle school science classes. He cared personally about the children. He was admired, respected, even envied by many of his peers for his love and devotion to teaching. What Freshwater has been put through is a terrible indictment against the system and is a major reason why it just may be time to abandon this woefully corrupted, godless and immoral system. It may be time to seriously consider pulling all students out of what has "evolved" into merely secular humanistic and socialistic indoctrination and dumbing-down centers . . . The results of the election of 2008 is proof of the pudding. America elected one who grossly deficient of any executive experience, one who was a political hack from the politically corrupt state of Illinois, and one with a socialist-Marxist philosophical bent. Although I grant that the choice was between bad and worse.

See www.ExodusMandate.org for more information as to how and why government education is a lost cause and how to escape that diseased corrupted system.

THE FRESHWATER HEARING RESCHEDULED

I took a trip to Mount Vernon on Friday to take in the on-going Freshwater termination hearing which had been originally set for Friday, February 20. But I eventually found out that it had been canceled. The Mount Vernon News reported that the hearing will resume on Thursday, February 26. It also reported that additional dates have been scheduled for March 20 and 25-27.

The costs continue to mount up to both parties as well as to the children and to the community being denied the services of a very good teacher. That is the real crime here, not the apparent false, lame accusations made against Mr. Freshwater.

Patrick Henry On Liberty

Quote, Unquote

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?

"Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death.” - - - - Patrick Henry


Expanding government size and influence as espoused by President Barry Soetoro (a/k/a Barack Obama), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid is shortsighted and dangerous. Anytime we exchange our perceived security, or place our hopes and trust in government, then we give up some of our individual freedoms. When we become dependent on government, we become its slaves. We come to be at the mercy of the state. We yield our rights and liberties to Big Brother in exchange for a return of a few of our own or our fellow countrymen’s tax dollars.

In his day Patrick Henry faced the tyranny of the King. In 2009 we face the tyranny of the State, a bloated bureaucratic behemoth, individual rights and liberties stripping government. We must fight against Big Brother as much as our Founders resisted and fought against an intolerable King.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Has America Gone Beyond Stupid?

WorldNetDaily.com posted an article by Drew Zahn, who documented an interview that Alan Keyes had recently with a Nebraska reporter at a pro-life fundraising event. Embedded in this article is a video of the interview of Keyes. Following the video are additional remarks by Sam on the wisdom of the stimulus.

Zahn wrote, “Alan Keyes, a 2008 presidential candidate who is also a plaintiff in one of the many lawsuits challenging Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility to occupy the Oval Office, charged at a pro-life rally that unless Obama's social and economic policies are stopped, the United States as we know it is over . . .

“Keyes' comments included harsh criticism of Obama's policies on immigration, abortion, and the mortgage crisis. He concluded the interview by railing against the president's push for hundreds of billions of dollars in government economic stimulus spending.

"We are claiming that a bankrupt government can save a bankrupt banking system," Keyes said. "The fact that we have just elected an individual – who may or may not be qualified – and he presents silly ideas like this and says, 'Let's move forward now,' and we're all acting like the laws of economics have been repealed and we can actually afford to foot the bill with money nobody's got, this is insane.

"It's got to lead to the collapse of our economy," Keyes declared, "and it's going to."




STIMULUS BILL

Congress just passed what is called a stimulus bill and the President has signed it. Can you imagine where this money is coming from? Bonds will have to be sold and interest paid on these bonds. If no one buys the bonds then the money will just be out there at which point the money becomes play money and everyone is in the game.

Solomon writes, “Wise people live in wealth and luxury, but stupid people spend their money as fast as they get it” (Proverbs 21:20 TEV). If a person who spends income as fast as it can be earned is stupid, then what is a person who spends money faster than they earn it. Wouldn’t they be beyond stupid?

How about a nation that spends money faster than it is earned? Could they be called stupid-stupid or stupid squared?

This nation has turned away from God. Instead of living life as God sees fit, following His laws and principles. As a nation America is living contrary to God's revealed will as found in the Holy Bible.

America thinks herself to be wise, but she has actually gone beyond stupid; she has become foolish!

Media Malpractice (2009)

The much anticipated documentary - "Media Malpractice, How (Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack) Obama Got Elected and (Sarah) Palin was Targeted"- by John Ziegler is expected to be released on Monday. The movie will document the death of journalism in America. Watch it.

Over weekend the trailer for the film will be available exclusively at the brand new and improved www.HowObamaGotElected.com website.

I watched the trailer. It was impressive. I ordered the documentary and look forward to seeing America's reaction to it, especially that of the opposition media (ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, PBS, the NY Times, etc.)

I have watched several interview of Mr. Ziegler (the View and cable TV interviews.) He more than held his own.

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Spreading the Wealth & the Rhetoric

T.D. sends us this marvelous picture of the farm equipment that President Barry Soetoro's (a/k/a Barack Obama's) might use to assist him in spreading his rhetoric and our wealth from sea to shining sea . . .
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Sign in Cedar Rapids - Spreading the wealth around


For those unfamiliar with older farm machinery, this is a manure spreader. (For environmentally sensitive folks, it is an "organic waste recycling applicator" for sustainable agriculture practices.)

P.S. This was the only implement John Deere ever made that they would not stand behind!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Pro-Life Petition - To Stop Abortion Funding

This information came to me in an email from Focus on the Family Action.

“In recent years, Congress has attached special annual funding provisions called pro-life “riders” to spending bills, to ensure taxpayers aren’t forced to fund abortions here and overseas. Now, the Democrat-controlled Congress is moving forward to strip those “riders” from the spending bills and thereby require taxpayers to fund abortion and abortion-providing organizations through the federal budget.

Focus on the Family Action has just launched a citizen petition to oppose this latest phase in the radical, pro-abortion agenda, as well as the effort to force citizens to pay. In addition to opposing taxpayer funding of abortions, this petition also allows citizens to take a stand against President Obama’s pledge to sign into law the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), if Congress passes it, which would overturn hundreds of pro-life laws.”

THE PETITION


“As a pro-life American, I oppose any and all legislative and executive efforts that require or allow my taxpayer dollars to be used to fund abortions or providers of abortion services. Specifically, I urge Congress to retain the pro-life “riders” in the appropriations bills that will prevent my tax dollars from funding abortions or abortion providers. No U.S. tax dollars should be used to fund abortions or organizations that provide abortion services, either in the United States or abroad.

“In addition, I join with other concerned citizens who are alarmed by President (Soetoro’s a/k/a) Obama’s pledge to sign the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), if passed by Congress. FOCA would nationalize an unlimited right to abortion and overturn hundreds of reasonable laws that protect society against the worst abuses of abortion.”

Please join me and thousands of others in supporting the restriction of all funding for the taking of innocent life through the murderous abortion procedure. Let’s stop our own American Holocaust.

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Personhood USA

Hats off to fellow blogger, Matt, who recently wrote about the progress made in one state, North Dakota, with regard to passage of a bill that would recognize the personhood of every pre-born baby, presently regarded as a non-person. He gave me the idea for this post.

A ballot initiative on Personhood was first introduced in Colorado last fall. Unfortunately, the ballot issue was defeated. However, it triggered what hopefully will be a national wave of similar bills or ballot issues. Personhood is a positive alternative to failed Pro-Life instrumentalism, which has been the main strategy of the Pro-Life movement until now. It has failed miserably. In fact, with a pro-death oriented president and a abortion-loving Congress the horrible Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is a distinct, almost inevitable, possibility. If passed FOCA would overturn every piece of legislation enacted sine 1973 meant to check unlimited abortion on demand.



According to a February 18, 2009 Christian Newswire story found on the PersonhoodUSA.com website, “”Federal and State efforts signal growing grassroots commitment for Personhood.

“Personhood USA is pleased to announce that since the beginning of the new year, seven different states have started efforts for the personhood of pre-born children.

“In addition, Rep. Duncan Hunter has introduced H.R. 881, the Right to Life Act , on the federal level, propelling the personhood movement forward.
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"Five States have now introduced bills affirming the personhood rights of pre-born humans from the moment of fertilization including:

Maryland / HB925 Delegate Don Dwyer

North Dakota / H.R. 1572 Rep. Dan Ruby

Montana / SB 406 Sen. Daniel W McGee

South Carolina / H.3526 Rep. Liston Barfield

Alabama / SB-335 Sen. Hank Erwin

Oregon has begun a personhood amendment petition drive, and

Mississippi's personhood amendment petition drive is expected to launch within weeks.

“The common thread among all of these efforts is the goal to fill what is becoming known as the "Blackmun Hole" in Roe v. Wade. This is where Justice Blackmun implied in the Roe v. Wade decision that if the case were established that the pre-born was a person, the argument for abortion collapses. In Roe v Wade, it is acknowledged that the "fetus" is fully human, but did not grant the rights of "persons" until birth.”

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President clearly not Pro-Life, quite the opposite


Time Magazine’s Amy Sullivan has referred to (Barry Soetoro a/k/a) Barack Obama as a ‘Pro-Life President.’

“She then referred to Joe Biden as ‘well-spoken’ and calls (Soetoro’s a/k/a) Obama’s cabinet appointees ‘up-to-date on their taxes.’”

- - - NewsBusted,
Episode 2/20/09

President Barry Soetoro (a/k/a Barack Obama) is about as Pro-Life as the Pope is Muslim. The liberals seem either to not understand the English language or they wish to reinvent a new language, giving words new meanings. Examples include such words as ‘choice,’ ‘gay,’ ‘tolerance,’ ‘change,’ and now ‘Pro-Life.’ The socialist, Marxist, Democratic liberal elites are truly hope-less.

NewsBusters is a conservative news and comedy website. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.

See right panel of this blog and click on the picture to watch this 2-3 minute comedy YouTube video.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Welcome Back, Carter

The 'change' that the new President spoke about on the campaign trail, with all of its associated hope and promise poppycock, has turned out to be, just as many suspected, a return to the failed Democratic tactics of the past. He brought back the 'geniuses' that worked with the Clinton administration, which tried sell or give America universal healthcare, homosexuals in the military, the Mexico City Policy, a weakened military, and ignoring or appeasing our Islamic terrorist enemies. Many of the things that the Jimmy Carter administration also 'perfected.'

If I were a believer in reincarnation, and I am not, and if President Carter had died, President Barry Soetoro (a/k/a Barack Obama) could easily be mistaken as a reincarnation of Jimmy Carter. Maybe we should coin a new word to describe it: Reincarterination, ya think? Here is a perfect T-Shirt to celebrate the forgotten, forgettable Jimmy Carter . . . Who you could almost see in the new president.

Mark Twain on Congress

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"No man's life, liberty, or property
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while the legislature is in session."

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"There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress."

- Mark Twain

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"Suppose you were an idiot.
"And suppose you were a member of Congress....
"But then I repeat myself."


- Mark Twain

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Personhood Legislation in North Dakota: A Promising Challenge to Roe v. Wade


PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL NO. 1572

Page 1, line 1, after "A BILL" replace the remainder of the bill with "for an Act to provide legislative intent as it relates to references to individual, person, or human being.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF NORTH DAKOTA:

SECTION 1. References to individual, person, or human being - Legislative intent. For purposes of interpretation of the constitution and laws of North Dakota, it is the intent of the legislative assembly that an individual, a person, when the context indicates that a reference to an individual is intended, or a human being includes any organism with the genome of homo sapiens.

SECTION 2. STATE TO DEFEND CHALLENGE. The legislative assembly, by concurrent resolution, may appoint one or more of its members, as a matter of right and in the legislative member's official capacity, to intervene to defend this Act in any case in which this Act's constitutionality is challenged."

To help support the passage of this legislation, go to:

http://personhoodnorthdakota.com/faq.html

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Newbie President Reaches Dubious Milestone

“President (Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack) Obama describes the economic stimulus bill as, ‘a major milestone.’

“Sure, a milestone, he’s only been in office less than a month and already he’s doubled our national debt.”

- - - NewsBusted,
Episode 2/18/09


NewsBusters is a conservative news and comedy website. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.

See right panel of this blog and click on the picture to watch this 2-3 minute comedy YouTube video.

Lia Hears a Who, Too

I saw the YouTube video below first on the Secular Heretic blog earlier this week, and again this evening in an email I received from K.C. I had to watch it. I share it with you, because whether you are pro-life or pro-abortion the message will surely touch your heart.

This is a powerful statement about abortion. This time it was a speech given by a 12 year old girl, Lia, from Toronto, Canada. She gave this speech to her seventh grade class. It is absolutely stunning. It is a pure and simple, yet a very penetrating expression. How maturely, flawlessly and enthusiastically this young lady articulates her heartfelt pro-life position.


LifeLiteNews.com reported in an article, “12-Year-Old Stuns Pro-Choice Teacher and School with Pro-Life Presentation,” that Lia has become a star at her school and on Youtube with her five-minute pro-life speech, crafted for a school competition. Read the rest of this insightful article here.



You go, girl!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Abortion: Selling Life Short

The last week or so I have been posting a lot of articles related to the economy-killing Pelosi-Reid-Soetoro (a/k/a Obama) so-called economic stimulus package. We turn our attention now to baby-killing. Hats off to Secular Heretic where I first saw this YouTube video about abortion. It is thought provoking.



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Too Early to Talk Impeachment?


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President Barry Soetoro (a/k/a Barack Obama) is amassing quite a list of lies.
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He by his inaction in producing documents proving his birth as a natural citizen, which is required of the office of President and his hiding his college records is hiding something. What is he hiding? America deserves to know whether its President is a usurper or the real thing.
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The new President promised that he would not have lobbyist involved in his administration. He lied.
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The new President promised integrity in his administration. He lied.
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The new President promised to insure transparency, yet he and the Democratic controlled Congress ramrodded the mega-Spending bill, called an economic stimulus package through Congress without the promised 48 public opportunity to read it.
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He claimed to have nothing to do with ACORN, which is a lie.
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He claimed to he never heard Jeremiah Wright spew hatred of America. He lied.
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The lies are mounting. There will come a time when America will have enough.
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The Democratic controlled Congress will not have the will nor the votes to do anything with their messiah. However in less than 2 years we will vote for the all of the House of Representatives. It will definitely be time for a real House cleaning party . . .

Amerika's Favorite Soup & Kool-Aid


I received this "ad" in an email this weekend. Quite a satire. It captures the heart of the problem. It also goes quite well with the Pelosi-Reid-Soetoro (a/k/a Obama) Liberal Democrat Brand of Kool-Aid . . .

Monday, February 16, 2009

Stimulus: Nothing for Something

Demise of America #6

Do you remember that old adage, "You can't get something for nothing?" Well the Pelosi-Reid-Soetoro (a/k/a Obama) pork 'n patronage package (stimulus bill) can be described as, "You can get nothing for something." That in a nutshell is the economic stimulus package. It does little or nothing to solve the economic downturn and it is extremely expensive. It actually is generational thievery or fiscal child abuse because that something is the massive and necessary debt being laid on generations to come.

Friend of this blog, T.D., sends another very apt quote (below) that easily could be written for what the Democrats and the three horribly misguided crazed RINO Senators did to America last week - passing the deceitfully named "The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009." It should more appropriately be called "The American Recession-Expanding and Deficit-Building Act of 2009."

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

“When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."


~~ The late Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931 to 2005 ~~

Alternatives to “Bailouts” and “Stimulus’s”

How about strongly considering implementing any and all of the list below of alternatives to recent government provided solutions?

The following list provides other things we can do in lieu of wasteful, budget-busting, government-growing, debt-increasing, bankruptcy-inducing government fixes such as bailouts and so-called economic stimulus's. The government fixes in reality are cloaked efforts to introduce socialism into the American government.

THE LIST OF ALTERNATIVES


Capping government growth.

Reduce individual and business taxes.

Cut back on government spending.

Reduce our federal deficit.

Abolish the IRS.

Secure our borders.

Develop our domestic energy resources and nuclear energy (drill here, drill now.)

Reject all of the man-made global warming foolishness of Al Gore and other extremist environmentalists as well as all of the accompanying related wasteful spending.

Strengthening our military, not cutting it.

Reduce our trade deficit.

Enforce our immigration laws not ignore them.

The Stimulus Bill – a Final Note by Groucho

Kudos to John Lofton of TheAmericanView.com for the idea underlying this article. He played this song on The American View Radio Show which I heard this weekend.

One would not be too far off if the approach or attitude toward the 111th United States Congress and especially toward any and budget-busting (mis)appropriations, bailouts and so-called economic stimulus bill was that of which Groucho Marx once sang.

In the 1930s Groucho sang a song called “I’m Against It.”

Here is a YouTube video that captures it followed by the lyrics to the song . . .






I’m Against It

[Groucho]
I don't know what they have to say,
It makes no difference anyway,
Whatever it is, I'm against it.
No matter what it is or who commenced it,
I'm against it.

Your proposition may be good,
But let's have one thing understood,
Whatever it is, I'm against it.
And even when you've changed it or condensed it,
I'm against it.

I'm opposed to it,
On general principle, I'm opposed to it.

[chorus] He's opposed to it.
In fact, indeed, that he's opposed to it!

[Groucho]
For months before my son was born,
I used to yell from night to morn,
Whatever it is, I'm against it.
And I've kept yelling since I first commenced it,
I'm against it!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Free Enterprise versus Slavish Socialism

Here is a comment made on an Internet forum yesterday to my remark that Republicans and America has veered away from fiscal conservative principles, which have resulted in our current economic situation. The current administration thinks that the government is the solution to our economic woes. However, it is less government, less government spending, less taxes, fewer regulations that are the real answers.

THE COMMENT


“The problem is that free enterprise does not work and never has. Unregulated enterprise results in monopoly dominated economies that create societies of a few very wealthy and a lot of very poor workers. Study history. We can argue about the level and extent of regulation but too little can be a real disaster, Like right now, and too much can be problem as well.” Comment made on Cleveland.com's National and International Politics Forum

MY RESPONSE


I absolutely disagree with you when you say that free enterprise does not work. It was free enterprise that built this nation. It is where entrepreneurs as allowed to operate with minimal government interference that new products and services are developed. It is where needs are met.

What is the alternative to free-enterprise, bird? Isn’t socialism, where the government controls all industry? Socialism stymies economic growth and development. Socialism has never worked. It enslaves. Capitalism has worked, it empowers. Capitalism creates jobs. Competition is good. The market works if not interfered with by government.


Extremist, idiotic environmental regulations prevent the development of natural resources and utilization of nuclear energy. This is foolish government interference. This is a part of our economic problem. We are forced to enrich oil rich dictatorships. We are at the mercy of the Middle East terrorist sponsors who use proceeds from oil sales to us to foment terrorism worldwide.

What President Soetoro (a/k/a Obama) seems to be moving this nation in the direction of a socialist, even Marxist state with government having control of banks, and key industries. Big government is obtrusive. This is diabolical. Big government, as President Reagan said, is THE problem, not the solution.

Torture and Terrorism

Islamic terrorist acts do more damage monetarily and to more innocent people than any act of "torture" used by Americans since 9/11. Islamic terrorists, themselves, don't hesitate to use torture even to the extent that their victims lose their heads. That is real torture.

The whole issue of alleged torture of Islamic terrorists has been blown way out of proportion by the left for political purposes and is just a liberal feel-good diversion from having to face and to deal with the reality of the war on terror.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Kudos and Happy Valentine's Day to my sister whose email inspired this post.
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For God so loVed the world..
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L ove,

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(John 3:16)

Passage of Flatulent Stimulus Brings Reaction

Here are two reactions to the passage of the so-called stimulus bill.

“Let it be said loud and clear: (President Barry Soetoro a/k/a) Barack Obama's so-called stimulus bill, feverishly embraced by his sticky-fingered Democratic minions in the House and Senate (and three craven Republican senators), will not do a single thing to revive our ailing economy. Nothing. . . .” -- - - Michael Reagan, in his article "
Requiem for a Republic," February 14, 2009

"The bill that was about jobs, jobs, jobs has turned into a bill that's about spending, spending, spending.” . - - -
House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio as he dumped a copy of the 1,071-page bill to the floor in a gesture of contempt.

Congressman Paul Says It All . . . .

In the YouTube video below, Congressman Ron Paul speaks outside the Capitol Building on legislative process and the passage of the atrocious, dangerous, catastrophic Stimulus (a/k/a Big Government Expansion and Spending) bill:





Additional Comments:

Republicans have veered away from fiscal conservatism. The present President Soetoro (a/k/a Obama) administration is the result of the GOP's refusal to stick to their principles. President Bush and the GOP became like the Democrats, free spenders. That is the primary reason that we are in the shape we are in . . .

The Republicans must wake up as they did in the 90's and be conservatives. Dr. Ron Paul and other real fiscal conservatives want to curb government spending, reduce taxes, reduce the deficit and allow free enterprise to work.

Unfortunately when the GOP was in power began to act like the Liberals currently in power. That is the bottom line problem - abandonment of fiscal conservative principles . . .