Sunday, April 27, 2014

Here's a Loud Wake Up Call for the GOP in 2014

Here is an powerful open letter to all the GOP representatives in the United States House of Representatives penned by Judson Phillips of the Tea Party Nation. He clearly lays out the current political landscape on the Republican side of the aisle going into the Primary and Mid-Term Elections. I believe he captures my sentiments and that of many conservatives, who a frustrated and feed up with the lack of principled leadership the past 4 years on the part of Republicans in the House and the Senate.

Dear Conservative Republican Members of the House of Representatives,
It is time for you to act.
You are out of time.  The fate of the nation as well as the Republican Party rests in your hands.
A little history is worth remembering here.
In 2006 and 2008, the Republican Party was slaughtered.  The GOP was on the endangered species list.  One more bad election and the GOP would have taken its place as a minor party, with only slightly more members than the flat Earth society.
Then came the Tea Party. 
We saved the GOP.
We only asked for a few things in return.  We asked for smaller government.  We asked you to stand up against wasteful government spending and we asked you to at least defund Obamacare, if not force its repeal
Once the Republicans took over in 2011, all we got was John Boehner’s freshly laundered white flag of surrender. He surrendered on the debt ceiling, he surrendered on spending and he surrendered on Obamacare.
Every time we conservatives wanted to fight Obamacare, the GOP leadership told us it was not the right time and Majority Leader Eric Cantor helpfully offered yet another totally meaningless vote that he knew was not going anywhere.
Now Cathy McMorris Rodgers says Obamacare is here to stay.  John Boehner is now saying it is too late to repeal Obamacare, let’s just commit political suicide by passing Amnesty.
You have a choice to make. 
Revolt or die.
Revolt and depose the entire leadership team of Boehner, Cantor, Whip Kevin McCarthy and McMorris-Rodgers or see the end of the Republican Party.
Chris Cillizza writing in his blog “The Fix” on the Washington Post website, on Friday posed the question, will the Tea Party walk away from the GOP in 2016?
Forget 2016!  If the GOP follows Boehner’s lead right on to the crazy train, the Tea Party will leave in 2014.
If the Republican Party isn’t going to cut taxes, cut spending and stop Amnesty, what good is it?
If the conservative base, wanted higher spending, higher taxes, Obamacare and Amnesty, all we needed to do was stay home and let Nancy Pelosi become Speaker again.
Either the House Leadership is replaced by conservatives or you will see conservatives walk this fall. 
For any Republican Members of the House currently suffering from Potomac Fever, here is a clue.  K Street cannot reelect you.  The Chamber of Commerce cannot reelect you.  The conservative activists in your districts are the ones who reelect you.  It would only take a switch of 16 to 18 seats to put Nancy Pelosi back in the Speaker’s chair.
Vote them out because you oppose them on principle or vote them out and replace them with conservatives simply because you want to stay in the majority.
The choice is yours.  Either live up to the conservative values that you claim you support or watch conservative voters leave the GOP for a new party.
Choose well.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Just Another Obama Promise (Lie) About ObamaCare

A tip of the hat to Gen Fringe ( , where I found this cartoon on Facebook:

This man stretches the truth until it is unrecognizable. There a lot of gullible folks in our country aren't there? Yeah, "true" believers.

Thursday, April 24, 2014


Alabama Supreme Court doubles down on Personhood

From Personhood USA:

Last Friday, the Alabama Supreme Court issued a ruling that reaffirmed the state's protections against chemical endangerment "for all persons--born and unborn." This is a major victory for the Personhod cause around the country, as the legal framework of abortion begins to crumble.
The case centered on Sarah Janie Hicks, who knowingly used dangerous and illegal drugs while pregnant. When the baby was born, the child tested positive for high levels of drugs and Hicks was charged with violating Alabama's chemical endangerment statute.
Pro-abortion lawyers argued that the term "child" in Alabama law excludes the unborn, but the Alabama Supreme Court rejected that reasoning and doubled down on their pro-personhood Ankrom v. State decision from last year. They upheld Hicks's conviction in an 8-1 decision.
Chief Justice Roy Moore's concurring opinion was especially dazzling, written especially "to emphasize that the inalienable right to life is a gift of God that civil government must secure for all persons--born and unborn."
"Under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment," Moore wrote, "states have an obligation to provide to unborn children at any stage of their development the same legal protection from injury and death they provide to persons already born."
Chief Justice Moore then recites a litany of legal, historical, and scriptural precedents that "attest to the sanctity and personhood of unborn life" in order to support the court's conclusion.
The Alabama Supreme Court's decision to reaffirm their pro-personhood rulings marks significant progress toward full protection of the unborn. Child abuse and endangerment inside the womb can be just as dangerous as outside the womb. 
Yet unhinged abortion advocates from Planned Parenthood think that there are no cases in which a woman should be prosecuted for endangering her child in the womb and that any protection of unborn children violates a woman's right to choose whether to do hard drugs or not while pregnant.
The reality is that mothers and their unborn children must both be cared for and protected. Interventions to help women with drug addictions are essential to protecting both lives. But demonstrating reckless disregard for an unborn child through persistent and intentional drug abuse ought not be tolerated in a civilized society. As the Alabama high court points out, if the law turned a blind eye to such cases, it would deny equal protection to children who deserve to develop in a drug-free environment.
Please join us in celebrating this pro-personhood ruling from Alabama! And let's pray to see more common-sense rulings like this one.
For life,Josh Craddock
Personhood USA

My comments: 

I didn't even know that Roy Moore was back on the Alabama SC.  There was no need to cite the so-called 14th Amendment, but wow, this is awesome.  Don't let anyone tell you that it can't be done.  Any President who does not nominate Roy Moore for the U.S. Supreme Court is not a real social conservative.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Attention Congress - Free Offer!

This is a picture posted on twitter by  Bossy Monica (@LeMarquand).

I certainly hope that John Boehner, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi see this. They should be first in line!

Throw the Bums Out in November!

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The Intolerant Left

The P.C. Nazi's are at it again. Hat tip to the Proud Pundit, @sjfacigno, who posted this cartoon today. The most intolerant are those who call for tolerance!

Monday, April 07, 2014

Don Feder's Ten Pillars of True Patriotism

This the second article that received from GrassTopsUSA, which I chose to reprint. It is a great outline of the important components of Patriotism. I highlight the ten foundational tenets of patriotism according to Bob Feder. The emphasis is mine. These are key elements to the Conservative and TEA Party Movements.

The one thing I see missing from this list, which could easily be included under either "God" or "the Constitution" pillars, is the Right to Life. Abortion is immoral, an affront to any civilized society. It is tantamount to what the ancient pagan Inca people did in sacrificing their children on alters to their gods.

Therefore, I would either elaborate under one or both of the first two pillars the right to life of both the born and the unborn. All of our God-given rights stem this basic right to exist.

April 3, 2014
By Don Feder
       Language-corruption is endemic. Sodomy is an "alternative life style," jihad-murder is "workplace-related violence" and Catholic institutions not providing contraception through their health insurance are part of a "war on women."

       Even patriotism doesn't mean what it once did. A patriot used to be Nathan Hale, Andrew Jackson, Sergeant York and Audie Murphy. Now we're told that it's patriotic to support whatever foreign policy idiocy an anti-American administration dreams up.

       According to the most recent Pew Research Center survey, 52% completely agree with the statement: "I am very patriotic." Another 36% "mostly agree." But what does this mean? Delving a bit deeper, 69% say they're "very likely" to sing the National Anthem, 59% to display the American flag on their home or car and 53% to attend a public celebration of the 4th of July.

       But will America be saved by watching a parade pass by, singing the first verse of the National Anthem off-key or attaching a miniature flag on a car antenna? This is patriotism lite.

       There's something called the True Patriot Network which claims patriotism includes class envy ("The wealthy have rigged the game in Washington, so that we pay the rich to get richer"). Karl Marx, true patriot? One of the Network's founder's, Eric Liu (a White House speechwriter for Bill Clinton) is involved with an anti-gun initiative in Washington state. Think of what men with illegal firearms can do – like Lexington and Concord.

       What does patriotism really mean? If you say you love America, what are you going to do about it?

       Offered for your consideration, 10 Pillars of Patriotism – what the authentic patriot must support to reverse the process of national decline.

       1.  God We are one nation under God, if we are anything at all. America is no accident. We could not have gone from 13 colonies clinging to the Atlantic coast to the preeminent world power in less than 230 years without the guiding hand of Providence. Rights come from God, not government. ("…endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.")

       The Bible tells us that if a people turn their back on God, He will turn His face from them. During the darkest days of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln charged: "We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own." George Washington observed : "Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens."

       A reporter once asked Lincoln if God was on the side of the Union. Our 16th president replied that he had it backward; the question was: Were we on His side. We should strive toward that end.

       2.  The Constitution The federal government is constrained, and rights guaranteed, by the Constitution, as it was written by the Founding Fathers and later amended, and not as interpreted by activist judges or nullified by a presidential pen.

       The United States Constitution is the best instrument yet devised to protect human rights, prevent abuses of power and ensure orderly government. If the Declaration of Independence is America's birth certificate, the Constitution is its operating manual.

       Elitists hate the fact that the Constitution is impartial – not favoring one group over another – and is concerned primarily with restraining government rather than ordering the affairs of citizens. That's why they're forever telling us that our Constitution is outmoded.

       3.  The Free Market The free market is as American as representative government. It has brought unparalleled prosperity to this nation and opportunity to its citizens. Supply and demand are the best way to allocate resources. The alternative is ideological rigidity or bureaucratic whim.

       Private property and free enterprise are also bulwarks against tyranny. As the market has become less free, the liberty of the American people has been diminished. Those who get caught up in envy against the successful miss the point. It's not about what any one of us earns relative to anyone else. The genius of the market is that it allows each of us to reach our potential.

       Planned economy versus free economy is the difference between North and South Korea, East and West Germany (before reunification), Cuba and Costa Rica, and the U.S. economy under Reagan and Obama.

       4.  Limited Government America was founded on the idea of limited government, that the state must be confined to certain clearly defined functions. The choice is limited government or government de luxe.

       The idea that Washington can force us to buy anything, such as health insurance, is repugnant to the system of government established by the Founders.

       Taxes should be limited to paying for the constitutional functions of government. As the welfare state takes more and more of our income (through taxation, regulation and inflation), it robs us of our time, our labor, and ultimately our lives – turning citizens into subjects.

       5.  Fiscal Responsibility A government that consistently lives beyond its means has a short shelf-life. A people that refuse to restrain their appetites is doomed to extinction. The National Debt is the single greatest threat to our nation's prosperity and stability. Interest on the debt consumes an ever greater portion of the federal budget, crowds out business borrowing and diminishes the value of income and savings through inflation.

       Deficit spending is generational theft.

       6.   American Exceptionalism For going on three centuries, America has been the greatest force for good in the world. We gave other nations a model of representative government to follow. Our factories and workshops provided the products and inventions that ushered in the modern age. By dint of our sacrifice, in the 20th. century we twice saved humanity from totalitarian nightmares.

       A denial of American exceptionalism is based on ignorance, indoctrination, malice or membership in the Democratic Party.

       7.   Sovereignty With ratification of the Constitution, the American people agreed to be governed by a system of divided authority and balanced powers. Ceding power to the United Nations, NATO or any other international body is a surrender of sovereignty.

       A nation that won't defend its borders has also abandoned its sovereignty. Immigration policy must be decided by the American people based on the national interest – not by elites and ethnic lobbies, based on political expediency, a misguided altruism or multicultural fantasies.

       8.  English English is America's language. Along with our common ideals, it's the glue that holds together a diverse people. From the Mayflower Compact to the latest Congressional debates, America's story has been told in English. In the words of Theodore Roosevelt: "We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language…."

       With English, we were able to take in tens of millions of immigrants in the past century and a half and successfully integrate them into our way of life, so that their children and grandchildren were as Americans as those whose ancestors came over on the Mayflower.

       As we move from being an English-speaking people to a polyglot nation, we become fragmented along ethnic and racial lines. If it continues, the fate of the Austro-Hungarian Empire could be ours. Look at how well bilingualism works in Canada – where the majority is resentful and a separatist minority always wants more. After "press one for English," it should be "press two for national suicide."

       9.  National Security Defending America is a sacred trust. We live in a world of predators – terrorists and barbarians with weapons of mass destruction. Liberty is guarded by men with guns who walk the ramparts.

       Liberals have consistently robbed the defense budget to pay for welfare schemes and buy votes, trusting in "multilateralism" and international agencies for our security. In reality, guns trump fantasies every time. Thanks to Obama and his allies, our armed forces are now smaller than before Pearl Harbor – another of which we could be headed for.

       Today, our foreign and defense policies are determined by those who have no faith in America and want to see the Republic too weak to act on its own.

       10. The Family Families keep America strong. The family is the cradle of civilization and incubator of civic virtue. Fatherless families are more of a threat to our long-term survival than international terrorism or rogue states.

       Anything that undercuts the family weakens America. Divorce, cohabitation, voluntary childlessness and deconstructing the family by bestowing the designation on diverse living arrangements are an attempt to turn the family into a free-form institution and ultimately make it obsolete. Men fight to protect their families, not to advance abstractions. A society made up of atomized individuals is ripe for conquest.

       More than displaying the flag or singing the first verse of the Star-Spangled Banner (ersatz patriotism), the authentic patriot understands his country's history, appreciates its uniqueness and is committed to its defense by supporting the forces of unity and fighting those of disintegration.

       The patriot is far-sighted. Like the Founding Fathers as they prepared to put pen to paper, the true patriot is instilled with a sense of destiny. Patriotism is a pledge to the past and a promise to the future.

       Ronald Reagan spoke of "a rendezvous with destiny." Our greatest president of the 20th century said in his historic 1964 speech: "We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."

       Have we?                    
Don Feder is a former Boston Herald writer who is now a political/communications consultant. He also maintains his own website,
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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The One Most Offended

Doesn't this picture below capture much of today's America culture, and particularly the political Left's Agenda, who are the purveyors of Political Correctness? Hat tip goes to the tweet I just saw from @PassionNetwork this evening.