Sarah Palin's presence in the lower 48 means the Arctic ice cap can finally return.

calendar   Tuesday - November 09, 2010

One for JayD


Stands With A Fist


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/09/2010 at 09:46 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - October 12, 2010

Don’t Count Your Chickens

Yeah, What He Said

First, even under a best-case scenario, the Republicans taking the oath in January will not have a veto-proof majority; this means they won’t be able to repeal any of Barack Obama’s legislation. Moreover, if the RINOS among them get seduced by Lady Compromise, some more statism (albeit watered down) could be visited upon us. Thus, the best we can hope for is a GOP holding action — which, admittedly, is vastly preferable to being stimulated into socialism.

Many are aware of this, of course, and consider November merely the first step in a new conservative revolution. But while this sounds good, history and social trends tell a different tale. You see, the problem is that conservatism has always been but a holding action. And usually conservatives hold on to power just long enough for people to become inured to the last liberal Congress’ changes and ready for the next liberal Congress’ changes.

Think about it: When in modern times has there ever been a sustained movement toward the Right? Even the vaunted Reagan Revolution was really just the Reagan Defense; decades of liberal legislative triumphs remained intact while the culture continued the leftward greased-skids slide.

Thus, every year more laws — which, by definition, are removals of freedom — are enacted, the cost of government increases and its yoke becomes weightier, and the culture becomes more decadent.

And part of the blame for this lies with conservatives. The reason why a communist in the Soviet Union and a McCarthyist in the United States in 1952 could both be called a “conservative” is that the only consistent definition of the term involves the desire to maintain the status quo. Yet, not only isn’t this synonymous with defending Truth, it doesn’t even amount to preserving tradition (which can reflect Truth). The reality is that at any given time conservatives are simply defending liberals’ decades-old triumphs, as today’s status quo was born of yesterday’s leftist mo’.

Read all of it please.

This won’t be over in November. Or the November after that. Or any November for the next decade. Getting the leftist scum out of office is merely the first small step. Then we really need to hold our representatives toes to the fire, day in and day out. Massive protests. A huge and growing network of essays, blogs, and education pages. An eventual takeover of academia and all channels of the media, including Hollywood and the music industry. It’s going to be a long long fight. We will not live so long as to see final victory, but we can knock out a few bricks from that old wall every year until it stands no more.

And as the author of this article points out, it’s a fight that has NEVER been fought before. NEVER. Not by me, not by you. Not by Ronald Reagen, PBUH. Not by Bush, either one. Not by anyone. Ever.

Until each and every law that was ever written on the deliberately misconstrued meaning of the Commerce Clause is stricken from the books, the fight isn’t over. Until each and every government program and department that isn’t even close to constitutional is stripped of it’s budget, it’s people, and it’s very existence, it ain’t over. We have 100 years of garbage to pick through and throw out. With opponents screaming every step of the way and every government everywhere throwing up roadblocks. Getting rid of Crap & Traitor and ObamaCare is just the tip of the iceberg. There are THOUSANDS of laws that need to be repealed, DOZENS of Supreme Court decisions that need to be overturned, NUMBERLESS public attitudes that need to be reversed through education and enlightenment.

The h/t for this goes to Rich K. 


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calendar   Thursday - September 30, 2010

A Time To Read

This is pretty good.

In A Nutshell

and we ain’t talking ‘bout no damn Acorn group

Part 1: The Insurgency.

Mass political movements often begin with a single, striking event. The Insurgency began in the fall of 2008, when President Bush, Senator Obama, and Senator McCain appeared together to endorse the TARP bailout.  At that moment the lights came on for many Americans. It was glaringly obvious that both political parties jointly operated the system, and the system existed to protect the well connected at the expense of everyone else. The public opposed the TARP bailouts; the banks got their money anyway. The Insurgency, long brewing, began.

The Insurgency is a movement of citizens directed against unsustainable government taxation and regulation, and spending, both of which benefit insiders rather than ordinary people. The target of the Insurgency is a leviathan in Washington, D.C. that will ruin us all if it is not dismantled.

Part 2: The Road Ahead.

We are carrying out a once-in-a-century creative destruction of our whole politico-economic structure, and we are going to leave the rest of the world gasping in amazement.  These are exciting times, and we are lucky to be here for them.

Addendum: Adding a bit of historical perspective: The Great American U-Turn.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration is seeking to close the socialism gap by expanding the American state, having already made a start in health care and, supposedly temporarily, auto manufacturing.

Yet no sooner had Obama and his supporters started down this road than the decentralized nature of post-U-turn America threw roadblocks in their path. Diverse “new media” prevented the administration from flooding the discussion zone with a uniform message and provided a channel for organizing protests, leading to the tea-party movement. Resurgent state governments have filed suit to overturn Obamacare, and perhaps shrink the scope of the Commerce Clause in the process. If successful, these suits could be as momentous a development as the Taft-Hartley Act.
Obama came to office hoping to found the New New Deal, but America is no longer the America of FDR. A combination of the Founders’ gift of a fundamentally decentralist Constitution and the sheer elbow room of the American continent appears to be pointing us to a third era in American history, taking the technological and civil-rights gains of the second, centralized, industrial era, but returning to the decentralized and diverse community vision of the Founding.


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calendar   Tuesday - July 06, 2010

The Intellectual Activist

TIA Daily sent me this. They want me to subscribe to their journal. If this essay is any indication, it might be worth it. Outstanding.

TIA Daily • July 5, 2010

A Right to Exist If We Don’t

To Preserve Liberty, Defend the Individual’s Right to Exist for His Own Sake

by Robert Tracinski

This year, we are called upon to decide the most important political issue there is: are there any limits on the power of government? The question is not, what are the limits on government? The question is: are there any limits at all?

What we have discovered in the last eighteen months is that there is a faction in American politics that wants to sweep away all limits on the state.

We saw this in the health care debate, when Democratic congressmen were quizzed on the constitutionality of the law and answered with a collective shrug of indifference. New York Congressman Charlie Rangel spoke for his colleagues when he cited their authority under the “good and welfare clause.” I’ll pause for all of you constitutional scholars out there to rack your brains trying to remember that one. In fact, there is no such clause. What he was referring to is actually the “general welfare” clause, which states that one of the goals of the Constitution is to “promote the general welfare.” This has been interpreted by the left as an unlimited grant of power for Congress to do whatever it likes to us, so long as they tell us it’s for our own good.

Or consider another example. In a revealing moment in the confirmation hearings for Obama’s latest nominee to the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan was asked whether there were any limits to federal power under the interstate commerce clause of the Constitution—and she evaded the question, refusing to give an answer.

The interstate commerce clause was originally intended, not to expand the power of the federal government, but to limit the power of the states by preventing them from interfering with interstate commerce. But as Thomas Jefferson predicted, the interstate commerce clause became a kind of political game of “the house that Jack built.” That’s the old nursery rhyme, which goes something like, “This is the dog that chased the cat that ate the cheese that lay in the house that Jack built.” The idea is that if you work hard enough, you can draw a connection from anything to anything, so there is no part of our lives, even the seemingly most personal and private, that cannot be connected somehow to interstate commerce. With ObamaCare, for example, an individual’s decision not to buy health insurance, to engage in no commerce at all, is said to affect interstate commerce. Under this kind of reasoning, there is absolutely nothing that is outside the reach of government.

Here’s one more example, and probably the biggest example: the EPA’s declaration that it has the power to regulate carbon dioxide emissions—regulations that will deeply affect everyone and give the EPA power over the entire economy—without any specific authorization from Congress.

In our system of government—or perhaps I should say, in our former system of government—there was a division of power between the legislature and the executive. Our nation’s Founders knew that if the executive branch could both write the laws and enforce them, there would be no limits on its power. They knew that a system in which all power is concentrated in one institution—an institution that is not composed of the representatives of the people—is a form of dictatorship.

That is precisely what we now have, if the EPA is allowed to get away with imposing its own rules on carbon dioxide.

There is a single theme to President Obama’s term in office: his attempt to break the last of the bonds that used to limit the power of government.

That’s the practice, and behind it is a theory, the moral theory behind all forms of dictatorship and totalitarianism. The left believes that the government has unlimited power, because they believe that the individual has no moral right to his own life.

The nomination of Elena Kagan has been instructive, because it has shown that even freedom of speech—the one area of liberty the old-fashioned “liberals” used to defend—is not immune from this theory of unlimited power. As the chief lawyer for the administration, Kagan argued before the Supreme Court that “whether a given category of speech enjoys First Amendment protection depends upon a categorical balancing of the value of the speech against its societal costs.” Let me repeat that for you: a “balancing of the value of the speech against its societal costs.” The key phrase here is “the societal costs.” The individual no longer has a non-negotiable right to speak. Instead, he has to petition for permission from the government, which will decide based on a pragmatic calculation of the costs and benefits to “society” of his particular “category” of speech. The basic moral assumption is that there is no limit on the power of the collective over the individual.

Kagan has also written about how it would be legitimate for the government to engage in the “redistribution of speech opportunities” to serve the government’s social goals. Notice that the party that begins by advocating the redistribution of wealth ends up advocating the redistribution of speech.

If you want to know what this looks like in practice, consider the so-called DISCLOSE Act which passed in the House recently—with the support of [Virginia 5th District Congressman] Tom Perriello, I should add. It imposes costly bureaucratic restrictions on political speech and political activism, which are selectively applied, targeting groups the left doesn’t like, while leaving its favored groups free. So for example, if you do business with the government as part of a corporation, your right to political speech will be suppressed—but if you do business with the government as a member of a government employees’ union, you are free to engage in unlimited political activism.

From the left’s perspective, this makes sense. The unions, well, they’re the good guys, so their speech serves the interests of the collective. But the views of businessmen and investors, that’s just “corporate speech,” driven by “greed” and corruption. Whatever value their speech may have is outweighed by its “societal costs,” so it can be banned.

There you see at work the basic moral premise behind this administration and its policies. Every aspect of our lives is to be judged, not according to the rights and freedoms of the individual, but according to its supposed social utility. What this means is that all of your most important, most deeply held personal values are subject to be sacrifice, casually and without notice, if they are deemed not to serve the interests of “society” at large.

The deepest issue that we’re facing this year issue is the moral issue behind all of the political controversies. That issue is: does the individual have a moral right to exist for his own sake, or are we just cogs in the collective, whose every choice to be judged according to its value to society? If you thought we settled that question once and for all, in the Cold War battle against Communism, think again. They’re back. The Obama administration has revived the moral doctrines of real, serious, consistent collectivism.

But we also have to be careful that we ourselves do not give inadvertent moral support to these notions. We have to reject any variation of the idea that the individual has no moral right to his own life and happiness, that the individual exists to serve others.

Thomas Jefferson had something to say about this. When the issue of demands for “public service” came up, he replied, in a letter to James Monroe, “If we are made in some degree for others, yet in a greater [degree] are we made for ourselves. It were contrary to feeling and indeed ridiculous to suppose a man has less right in himself than one of his neighbors or all of them put together. This would be slavery and not that liberty which the Bill of Rights has made inviolable and for the preservation of which our government has been changed.”

And so it’s no wonder that Jefferson chose to include, in the Declaration of Independence, not only our rights to life and liberty, but our right to “the pursuit of happiness.” He chose to emphasize the moral issue that the individual is an end in himself, that the moral purpose of liberty is to make it possible for us to pursue our own happiness.

Of course, Jefferson did devote a significant portion of his life to the benefit of his nation, for which all of us are deeply grateful. But to keep the issue clear, we should remember the distinction made by a later defender of liberty, the great 20th-century philosopher of individualism, Ayn Rand. As she put it, the real moral issue is not whether you give a dime to a beggar—or it’s not whether you choose to volunteer your time and effort in some other way, out of good will to your fellow man. The issue, she said, is whether you have a right to exist if you don’t.

That is a real question, and let me give you a concrete example which will also remind us that things can get worse, if we don’t take action to turn back from the course we’re on. You may all have heard about the economic turmoil in Europe, which is being caused by the collapse of the European welfare state. The worst case is Greece, which has a system that might sound familiar. There are generous unemployment benefits, a nationalized health care system, and a pension system where the average retirement age is 61 years old, but government employees can start collecting their benefits at 58—and one out of every three workers is employed by the government. The result is out of control spending, a government budget deficit that was spiraling toward 15 percent of the Greek economy, and a total debt at more than 100 percent of the country’s annual output.

This is basically what President Obama has been doing here in America, but the Greeks just went a bit farther down the road, and they ended up so deep in debt that the government can no longer pay its bills.

But the Greek disaster isn’t just a warning about the economic consequences of the socialist welfare state. Notice what happened when Greece was forced to start considering cutting some of the welfare benefits it is paying out. The recipients of those benefits rioted in the streets, throwing firebombs at banks in the financial district of Athens, killing three people. This is the real meaning of the idea that we don’t have a right to exist unless we pledge ourselves to unlimited service to “society"—which means, in practice, service to the parasites who live off of the government dole. It means that they assert a total claim on our lives and effort, and they enforce that claim through force and violence

The Greek rioters put us all on notice that as far as they’re concerned, the shop owners whose windows they smashed, the bankers whose buildings they firebombed, the poor conscientious employees they burned to death—all of these people, the ones who pay the bills for everyone else’s welfare benefits, have no right to exist.

That’s the next step on the road that President Obama and the Democratic Congress are pushing us down. It is the logical consequence of their basic moral theory, and it that theory, the collectivist view that the individual exists only to serve society, that we have to reject.

Today, this year, in this election, we are called upon to fight once again the basic issue of the American Revolution. To preserve the liberties our Founding Fathers fought to secure for us, we have to uphold the individual’s moral right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


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calendar   Friday - May 28, 2010

This Time I Was Nice

I just got another phone call from the RNC. They wanted to thank me for my unflagging support and wanted to tell me all about the great things they were doing in DC and wouldn’t I consider contribu ...

And I cut the guy off. I told him that, while I was a card carrying Republican, I was far more in the Tea Party camp these days. That I believed in smaller government, lower taxes, much lower spending, personal responsibility, freedom, and rules and regulations that encouraged job growth in the USA, including manufacturing. Things that the Republican Party once stood for but not anymore. I told him that I was sick and tired of seeing John McCain as the face of the GOP because I consider him a Democrat. That Steele ought to step down over his “can’t find a reason for black folks to vote GOP” remark. I told the guy on the phone that I would save him some time, because they weren’t getting a cent from me until they could show me several senators and congressmen with backbone, leadership, and actual fiscal restraint who would not cave or pander. That when they could move the party, it’s chairman, and it’s elected members back towards their Radical Republican roots, back to what the party was supposed to stand for, as espoused online by Michael Zak and on radio and TV by Glen Beck every single day, then out would come my checkbook. Until then don’t bother me.

He was trying to tell me how much so and so was against Obamacare. I cut him off, asking why the whole darn bunch of them hadn’t torn the bill to shreds both in the legislature and in the press, pointing out it’s blatant unconstitutional and Socialist aspects. Why hadn’t they pushed their alternate plan, or fought to table the whole bill until a bipartisan agreement could be reached that even said what the problems were? And to heck with Obamacare, where were they when McCain-Feingold was drafted? How could they NOT have immediately proposed a new constitutional amendment when the awful Kelo decision was handed down? Don’t give me one issue, I told the guy, give me a platform that I can believe in and steady, daily evidence that your members stand squarely on it. In the mean time don’t waste my time: the current bunch are all Democrats. They only look conservative because the present crop of Democrats are all Communists.

He suggested that I look into Minnesota’s Michele Bachmann, do my research, and I might be able to get behind her. I said I would when I could, that I took it as a positive sign that I never heard a word about her on the MFM. And then I wished him good luck and hung up.

The last time they called me 2 years ago I gave them both barrels, with enough salty language to pickle a barrel full of herring. My politics haven’t changed a jot. I’ve just given up on the GOP.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/28/2010 at 02:09 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - May 02, 2010

Thanks Duane

Duane Lester emails me to check out this video he made of Pastor Stephen Broden, taking Michael Steele to task for his dopey “blacks got no reason to vote Republican” comment the other day.

So high thee hence, with alacrity, and watch.

Notice that Pastor Broden says “IF”. That man ... that man is a tea partier, I’m certain of it. He is also running for Congress, on the GOP ticket. 30th District in Texas.

A Broden quote:
What we witnessed on Sunday March 21st was nothing less than a blatant disregard for the wishes of “We The People.” The Democratic left has yet again trampled under foot our constitutional form of government. We the people must speak up in one voice against the liberal left’s attempt to push socialism down our collective throats. Mandated health care is not in the constitution. Fellow patriots, we must stay engaged and push back if we are to save our Republic.

More about the candidate here.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/02/2010 at 08:41 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - April 04, 2010

the new racism

From Rich K. I’m sure y’all have a reaction, so fire away!

Since we can’t seem to escape the term “racist,” I suggest that we embrace the term, and let other Americans understand what a conservative racist is:
I’m a racist because I believe that blacks are fully capable human beings who are perpetually demeaned by the liberal theory holding that blacks cannot function without handouts from condescending, rich white people.
I’m a racist because believe that blacks are just as academically capable as any other people in America, but that they are having their abilities systematically squished when condescending, rich white people assure them that they can’t make it without assistance—a heinous approach predicated on the liberal’s implicit assumption that blacks are inherently stupid, ill-informed and ill-suited for intellectual effort.
I’m a racist because I believe that vigorous (but still constitutional) law enforcement benefits blacks, who are disproportionately the victims of crimes by other blacks.
I’m a racist because I believe that excusing harmful behaviors in the black community (whether academic failures, teen pregnancies, drug use or crime), on the ground that blacks cannot help themselves because whites have essentially ruined them, is the ultimate insult to blacks, reducing them to the level of animals without intelligence, self-discipline, moral fiber, ambition or ordinary human decency.
I’m a racist because I think liberals have sold blacks a bill of goods by convincing them that, because slavery was work, all work is slavery.
I’m a racist because I believe that a rising tide lifts all boats—which means that I believe that social programs that destroy the economy will not raise up minorities, but will ensure that everyone wallows in poverty.
I’m a racist because, in San Francisco in the 1960s and 1970s, I saw non-English speaking Asians fresh from the Killing Fields of Cambodia, the prisons of Vietnam, and the horror of the Great Leap forward all arrive in America and immediately begin working and studying, so that their children could enjoy the American dream—and I believe that only liberal condescension and paralyzing social programs stand in the way of both blacks and Hispanics making the same strides.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/04/2010 at 02:30 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - February 20, 2010

Glenn Beck at CPAC

We caught Glenn Beck’s closing speech at CPAC on CSPAN. Keynote speech? I think so. Certainly no other speaker brought it like he did. Not even John Bolton, who was superb but understated. Glenn ought to be a preacher. Took me right up. Even with his ever present chalk board. PREACH IT BROTHA, PREACH IT!!

I’m sure it’s up on YouTube by now. Go and find it, and watch. Fantastic. Best speech I’ve heard in years. He went at it for quite a long time, at least half an hour maybe more. And a couple of times what he said left the audience cold. But he was right on the money each and every time. Spoke the truth and shamed the devil. Progressives are killing America. On both sides of the aisle. My hero. And towards the end, he brought both my wife and I to tears. It was that good.

Right now it’s about 8:15pm. CSPAN will be rebroadcasting the speech at 11:30 I think.

Outstanding stuff. “Tonight we’ll go to bed with the worst hangover of our lives, but tomorrow when we wake up ... it will still be morning in America!!”



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calendar   Friday - November 20, 2009

Don’t they ever learn?

Fox Under Fire Over Palin Video

For the second time in just over a week, Fox News is coming under fire for misusing old news footage. The latest flap is leading some people to charge that the cable news network is intentionally misleading its audience, while Fox claims a “production error.”

Wednesday’s incident occurred when Fox News host Gregg Jarrett mentioned that a Sarah Palin appearance and book signing in Grand Rapids, Michigan had a massive turnout. As footage rolled of a smiling and waving Palin amidst a throng of fans, Jarrett noted that the former Republican vice-presidential candidate is “continuing to draw huge crowds while she’s promoting her brand-new book,’’ adding that the images being shown were “some of the pictures just coming in to us.... The lines earlier had formed this morning.”

However, the video used in the segment was from a 2008 McCain/Palin campaign rally. In response to the minor uproar that arose after clips of Jarrett’s report hit the Internet, Fox senior vice-president of news Michael Clemente issued an initial statement saying, “This was a production error in which the copy editor changed a script and didn’t alert the control room to update the video.”

On Thursday afternoon, Fox News issued an on-air apology delivered by host Jane Skinner

Not mentioned in this story is how Google News first reported that “thousands” attended one of her events, then later changed the headline to “hundreds”. Or that other news story about - what was it again? - either the police or the military limited either press access or crowd access to another event, out of fears the situation would become unmanageable.

The bottom line is obvious: Sarah Palin is a lightning rod. So be real careful. Double and triple check everything, from the video clips to the editing to the rights of the picture you’re using for your magazine cover. Because both her fans and her detractors will put everything under the microscope and then cry foul if anything is off-kilter. Be warned. Wise up.


smells like a lawsuit to me!


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calendar   Friday - November 13, 2009

You Betcha

Palin fish-slaps Obama

“I’m open to good ideas” says Obama.

“Fine" says Palin “Do what Reagan did”

Sarah Palin: Thank you, Washington, for Requesting a Demonstrably Good Idea

I commend the president for acknowledging today that “there are limits to what government can and should do” to ease our 10.2% unemployment rate – the highest it’s been since 1983. I also applaud his call for suggestions and expression of openness to considering “any demonstrably good idea.” Taking him at his word, I’d like to suggest this one: let’s learn from history and follow the example of the man who occupied the White House in 1983 and was able to transform an even worse recession than the one we’re currently experiencing into the largest peacetime economic expansion in American history.

When you realize the magnitude of President Reagan’s achievements, there is absolutely no reason why anyone would ignore his “demonstrably good” example. If you want real job growth, cut taxes – including capital gains taxes and small business payroll taxes – and slay the death tax once and for all. If you want to stimulate the economy and help poor and middle class families, cut payroll taxes so that more Americans can keep and invest more of what they earn.

If you want lasting economic expansion and prosperity, get the federal government’s budget under control. Instead of more pork-laden stimulus plans, let the free market correct itself. That’s what Reagan did, and history proves it worked.

In his comments today, the president honorably suggested that he welcomes our ideas on how to put America’s economy on the right track. But, there also seemed to be a suggested chastisement of the private sector’s efforts to right some economic wrongs when he said, “...small businesses and large firms...have not yet been willing to take the steps necessary to hire again.”

As business owners seek to expand, or just to keep doors open today, it’s not as if they are refusing to hire out of spite. Given a pro-private sector environment they will be only too happy to hire more people and grow their businesses. Perhaps if leadership in Washington reassured them by, for example, cutting tax burdens and making government more efficient, it would send our businesses a message that it’s safe and smart to expand today.

These are difficult times for so many Americans who are out of work. I implore our leaders to not threaten our economy’s job creators with increased taxes and job-killing schemes like cap-and-tax and the government health care takeover. Government needs to get out of their way and off their backs so that they can grow and hire again.

The lessons of history are clear. We’re blessed to have so many lessons from which to learn, and we’d be smart to emulate successes in America’s past. Our economic recovery decisions should be based on the same free market principles that Reagan employed. They work, history proves it, and I thank our president for asking for this input.

- Sarah Palin


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/13/2009 at 12:51 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - February 28, 2009

Know The Difference

Fascism, Not Socialism

“The Fascist conception of life stresses the importance of the State and accepts the individual only in so far as his interests coincide with the State. It is opposed to classical liberalism [that] denied the State in the name of the individual.”

“The maxim that society exists only for the well-being and freedom of the individuals composing it does not seem to be in conformity with nature’s plans. If classical liberalism spells individualism, Fascism spells government.’’

- Benito Mussolini

And don’t confuse classic Liberalism with today’s Progressive communist inversion of the term. Classic liberals are actually today’s Conservatives, at least in the small government/more individual freedom sense.

There is a very nice post over at Justified Right you can read that points out that the things our government is doing are very fascist in nature. Know that fascism is an economic outlook primarily; it does not have to be about racial superiority at all.

Paulson and the American government are not racial fascists, but there is no denying that by confiscating your money and distributing it to corporations as if they and not you are the national interest, they are acting as Economic Fascists.

If the companies we are bailing out are “too big to fail,” then someone please wake up the guy running the Justice Department Anti-trust Unit and kick his rear-end.

Fascism is Corporatism. Even some folks in the government know that, but suggest using Socialism instead, because of all the other baggage people’s awareness of Fascism carries.

Why send them out to fight Socialists if their real enemy is Fascists?  They won’t even recognize the enemy, which is how Barack Obama got elected in the first place.

Even Ron Paul knows the difference. ...

Understand what freedom is all about ... It is God given, not because we belong to some group ... There is only individual freedom. ... Every market transaction has prior restraint and is done with the permission of government ... we have moved a major step in the direction of socialism. They talk about nationalizing the banks, but the name isn’t as important as the control. We are closer to a Fascist system where the government has total control of our lives, our economy, and that is what has to be stopped.

If we understand what freedom means ... we have to stop believing we can regulate social behavior. It’s all the same. But under that system, you have to be responsible. You can’t go crawling to the government begging and pleading and demanding.

Bill #1207 - Audit the Federal Reserve. At least we can find out what they’re doing. The GAO is prohibited from doing that; you don’t have any right to know anything about them ... It’s a monstrous fraud. It has to stop. The situation we have today is unworkable ... but we can defend against all of it by defending the Constitution, defend the rule of law, understand where our rights come from, and say “Yes, We Want Our Freedom Back, and We Will Assume The Responsibility For Ourselves.”

Tommy De Seno, author of Justified Right, is doing a great job covering the CPAC event. Check it out!


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calendar   Sunday - February 22, 2009

Both Barrels





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calendar   Monday - February 16, 2009

Good Stuff!

My goodness ... I’ve got RFC running on it’s little widget thingy. They’re playing Willie Nelson, a live recorded jam of Whiskey River. That segues into Steely Dan’s Do It Again, and on to Dr. John’s Right Place, Wrong Time. Woo Hoo! They might call it RFC, but it sounds more like CRR - Conservative Rock Radio. Good move. Good tunes. Somebody has to reach out to the regular Republicans. And by doing radio on the internet, it’s just another kind of blog ... no FCC, and no Fairness Doctrine ... just in case. Smart move. Crank it up!


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/16/2009 at 01:26 PM   
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New Conservative Talk Radio Online Today

RFC - “Radio For Conservatives” - starts today at noon Eastern

For those of us without AM radio, or who can’t find Rush or Mike Savage on their FM dial, RFC will be on “the air” today starting at noon Eastern. Click on over to, click the big yellow button on the right (of course!) and give them a listen.

Radio For Conservatives launches today at noon! RFC is a 24/7 news, talk, and rock Internet radio station created by conservatives, for conservatives.

Oh yeah, they have music and videos too. Naturally, they’re starting things off with Ted Nugent doing the National Anthem. Give a listen, leave an opinion.

There are also several articles available to read, like today’s post from Minority Report that reminds us that today is NOT “President’s Day”, it is BY LAW, the Washington’s Birthday holiday. “President’s Day” is a cultural misconception foisted on us by the left, one of their earlier - and successful - attempts to water down the culture. Today is NOT a celebration of Obama, McKinley, Taylor, Wilson, Clinton et al.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/16/2009 at 11:22 AM   
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Not that very many people ever read this far down, but this blog was the creation of Allan Kelly and his friend Vilmar. Vilmar moved on to his own blog some time ago, and Allan ran this place alone until his sudden and unexpected death partway through 2006. We all miss him. A lot. Even though he is gone this site will always still be more than a little bit his. We who are left to carry on the BMEWS tradition owe him a great debt of gratitude, and we hope to be able to pay that back by following his last advice to us all:
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  2. Stay involved with government on every level and don't let those bastards get away with a thing
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  4. Keep talking to each other, whether here or elsewhere
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