Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Defeat the Progressive Mindset

Seeing a major American city be allowed to be torn apart makes me realize that people on the right side of politics have lost their will to call the left out for what they are. The political left doesn't love our country. The days of the John F. Kennedy Democrat are over. The leftist progressives have taken over and are following a Saul Alinsky likeRules for Radicals inspired blueprint. This has been written and discussed before. It needs to be exposed at every turn.

Two Columbia sociology professors, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, in 1966 came up with a way to help hasten the collapse of the capitalist/market driven system and institute a collectivist system they saw as more fair. Cloward and Piven thought that causing crisis would make the poor rise up in unrest and violence. Through this violence, like we are seeing in Baltimore right now, it would make a heavy handed, state run system more palatable to the rest of society in effort to bring back order. The ground work for this has been laid out with a giant and unsustainable social welfare system. When the people that are dependents of the state find out that the welfare system is unsustainable, they will, in theory, rise up. At its roots, the Cloward and Piven strategy is just a way of pulling the wool over the eyes of the ill-educated masses and instituting a communist society.

Anybody with a scintilla of knowledge of world politics and government should know that full on socialism and its end goal of communism always fails. Those on the left will always say that it has been instituted poorly but no matter where and when it is tried, it eventually collapses. I'm afraid our current federal government's unfunded mandate is going to lead to this Cloward and Piven strategy becoming more and more true every day because too many people are unwilling to part with their "bennies".

The people on the right, conservative libertarians and conservatives, need to stop being afraid of being called every name in the book by the leftist media when they speak out. I don't care what I'm thought of by someone who dislikes me. Being called a racist, bigot, sexist or homophobe by people that are out to destroy the country should not matter. Wear their insults as a badge of honor. We need to push back against the Alinsky radicals. Alinsky thought that marginalizing the opposition would hasten their defeat. If we don't care what the left says, then and only then will we be able to effectively fight back. There is no room for compromise with this crop of progressive leftists. The only thing to do is defeat them.

In order to do defeat this progressive scourge in our country, we can use some of their organizing tactics against them. Show them, through other media channels, for what they are. They hate our country as it was founded. I'm not excusing America's foibles, but we have seen where we've went wrong and fixed it. Half of all this nation's war dead, 620,000, died to help end slavery and keep the Union together. If that isn't commitment to change for the better, I don't know what is.

I, for one, am done trying to convert the leftists in the country to the right way of thinking. Time is nigh for them to be defeated like the enemies they are. That's right...enemies. The left wants to remake our great, but faltering country into something that they see as fair but in reality would only benefit a small select group that would seek to remain in power. Some of the Republican establishment could be including in this group as well.

The principles are simple. Notice I said principles, not just ideas or bullet points. Our rights do not come from government because government is of man. Our rights come from our creator and cannot be infringed upon. Free markets work when given the chance. Spending cuts(not cuts to the rate of increase, you baseliners out there) work to free up resources for the private sector. The only federal department that needs shoring up is the Department of Defense. The rest of them need a severe haircut. The government needs to protect life and make sure that the individual is held above all others. What the feds don't need to be involved in needs to be left to the states as the laboratories of democracy and governmental ideas they are or could be. There is no room in the federal government for people that believe in control of the individual. If a state wants to allow something and another doesn't, fine. The feds need to stay in DC and keep their noses out of states' business. Federalism works when allowed. Finally, if a candidate for office isn't principled, do not vote for that candidate. If they fall away from their principles once elected, send them home.

I don't have all the answers needed to defeat the progressive left in this country but I also don't believe in sitting on the sidelines either. People that love this land should and need to be involved. Make sure Republicans' feet are held to the fire. Defeat Democrat politicians where ever and when ever they run. It needs to start now or we will see many more cities like Baltimore fall into chaos only to be folded into a more statist society. Lastly, a bit of prayer might not hurt either.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Baltimore Burns

Baltimore is burning. Police are being targeted by gangs. Small and large businesses are being looted and burned. A major American city is being torn apart and it seems like the leadership of that city doesn't care. Baltimore's mayor shouldn't be running a hot dog stand, let alone the largest city in the state of Maryland. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, on Sunday said, we "intended to give those who wished to destroy space to do that". Watching tonight, as Fox News' reporter Leland Vittert reported from the streets of Baltimore, I was taken aback at the abject disregard for other people that was shown by the so-called protesters. Some people he interviewed were rational and just upset with what they saw as an unjust death at the hands of police. I can understand that. What I don't understand are the thugs destroying family businesses in their own communities. 

Baltimore's problem isn't an issue of white leaders oppressing a black minority in the city of Baltimore. Baltimore is a majority black city. The whole of the elected city government is black. A majority of the police force is black. What this looks like to me is a failure of years of leftist policy with regards to society and family. It also looks to me like a failure of the education system. Some of the young people interviewed had a hard time speaking full sentences in coherent English. Baltimore has been led by leftist politicians for 48 years. The welfare state is highly also entrenched in the poor inner city of Baltimore, much like other large cities. Baltimore has also been suspected of fudging their crime stats for years, as an article in the Baltimore Spectator from 2009 shows. Many murders are shown as deaths of unspecified origins rather than suspected homicides. All of this adds up to a city run by Democrats just like any other large American city. Why do people that feel so strongly downtrodden in these cities keep electing the same types of politicians? Expecting things to change while electing the same types of leaders is the definition of insanity. 

Baltimore is a microcosm of the country as a whole. Successful parts are made to pay the price for the lack of initiative in other parts. The whole "you didn't build that" of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren. After watching high schools kids organizing part of this thuggery, I'm becoming more convinced that progressive education system is also perpetuating this feeling of victim hood and fomenting the unrest. Rather than teaching reading, writing, English and math, school children are fed a continuous diet of social justice propaganda. Children are now taught to be "Social Justice Warriors" and not to be individuals. Achievement is now seen as being "better" than the others. Sameness is now celebrated in schools. No doubt, in leftist Maryland, this is a bigger problem than in a state like Nebraska, where the common core was not adopted. We must start to turn this problem into a solution by taking back education from the leftist progressive cabal that is responsible for destroying the minds of this generation of children. 

In the meantime, encourage our leaders by making sure they know what you think. You can send a Tweet to the mayor of Baltimore and let her know what you think. Maryland governor, Larry Hogan needs to hear from you too. Let your local leaders and police know what you think. Finally, let the head of the regime in Washington, DC(38 whole miles from Baltimore) know what you think.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Who Gets Rich From Charity? Bubba and Hillary, That's Who.

I wrote earlier on the Clinton Foundation without knowing how deep the scandalous ways of William Jefferson and Hillary Rodham Clinton's organization went. I thought that they were just a slimy group run by the same guy who sullied the Oval Office and had a knack for sliding his way out of political sticky places. How I underestimated the level of corruption going on in this supposed charitable foundation.

Today, news came out regarding a deal where Bill(now known as Bubba, for the sake of saving time) helped set up a quid pro quo with Russia to help them take controlling interest in a company that is responsible for a great deal of the world's uranium mining. He knew he had inside help with his wife, one Hillary Rodham Rodham...I mean Clinton, ensconced as Secretary of State. In an article published in the Washington Free Beacon that previews a Fox News story about Peter Schweizer's new book, Clinton Cash, it is posited that Bubba arranged for Hillary to help grease the skids of the powers that be to allow a company from Russia, called Uranium One, to gain control of many U.S. mining operations. This deal needed the approval from higher ups in the U.S. government and through highly paid speeches and large donations to the Clinton Foundation, the deal went through. Worst of all, Uranium One is partially owned by the Russian government. There is much more to come out about the Clinton Foundation and I venture a guess that most will not be of the complimentary variety.

Another thing that chaps my hide is the amount of charitable pass through, the money actually used to do good by a non-profit, that the Clinton Foundation sees fit to release. After hearing Rush Limbaugh talking about this today, I thought I would check it out. This might be even worse than all the quid pro quo stuff. The Clinton Foundation, according to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by Judicial Watch four years ago and resulting in these documents being released today, has a pass through of only 15%. That means that of all the millions and millions, scratch that, billions of dollars the foundation receives, only 15 cents on the dollar is used for anything that might be classified as charitable. The rest goes to travel, staff salaries, pay to the Clintons(including Chelsea) and a giant 50% going to "Other". Bubba and Hillary now have an estimated net worth of between $150 million and $300 million, all from speeches and a "charitable" foundation. This is despicable. The Clinton Foundation needs to lose their tax exempt status, but with the current state of the IRS, I won't hold my breath.

To add to the strange times, regularly reliable and complementary Clinton press outlets like the New York Times have taken to this story like a hungry dog to a piece of cheap steak. One of two things is happening, in my opinion. The leftist press recognizes this as the straw that broke the Clinton campaign's back or they are trying to get all the scandalous stuff about the Clinton machine out in the open now. If the former is true, they are looking to jettison Mrs. Clinton so that the press can start pumping for someone to challenge her. If the latter is true, the leftist press is trying to take the October surprise stuff and let it air out so as not to be a stinking mess by the time the primaries and conventions roll around.

This story, along with the myriad other scandals she's been involved with, should disqualify Mrs. Clinton from ever being elected to our highest office. Anyone that still would consider voting for her is either ignorant or complicit in electing a criminal to the White House. Possibly both.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

From Lenin to Einhorn. From Red to Green.

Earth Day is April 22nd. Have you ever wondered why that specific date was chosen? Who really founded Earth Day? Who takes credit for founding Earth Day? Why set aside a day to worship the earth? What important world figure was born on April 22nd? Let's explore, shall we.

April 22nd. Many people were born on this date. Many have died on this date. Perhaps the most influential and most infamous person to have been born on April 22nd would be one Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, known to most of us as Vladimir Lenin. He is the father of Soviet Communism. His thought that the state could own everything, thereby ensuring the equal outcome of all the proletariat, has been shown to have failed miserably. He enabled people like Joseph Stalin to take power and create a reign of terror that even Nazi Germany could not accomplish. Many think that the Holocaust was the worst mass murder by a government in history. While the Holocaust may have been the single worst episode in human history, the terror caused by communist regimes over the long haul is nothing short of disgusting. While the Nazi ethnic cleansing of Jews and non-Aryans was barbaric and deplorable, the Soviet regime killed many, many more. Including the Marxist-Leninist revolution and civil war, Soviet communism was responsible for 31.5 million deaths. Mao's revolution in China, based on the Soviet model, was even worse. The Chinese communists were, and still are, responsible for 65 million deaths. Add in North Korea and you have a total of 94 million people that have been killed in the name of Soviet style communism. 16 million were killed during the Holocaust. In total, unnatural deaths in the name of one statist regime or another made up almost 15% of all human caused deaths in the 20th century. If you add in those killed on both sides in WW1 and WW2, you get a total of about 25% of all deaths caused by humans in the 20th century fighting for and against radical authoritarian governments. Why are these stats not taught in our schools today?

What do all those stats I sited above have to do with Earth Day? Earth Day was founded by an American Marxist revolutionary named Ira Einhorn in 1970. He railed against the free market, or as Marx called it, capitalism. He didn't bathe, he grew his hair out and he became a dirty foot hippie's hippie. Some on the American left still revere the guy to this day. Does the fact that Lenin was born on April 22nd and Earth Day was first celebrated 100 years after his birth seem so coincidental now? The guy the earth worshippers now credit with founding Earth Day was a leftist Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson. He was given this title to obfuscate the dealings of Ira Einhorn. Einhorn, who actually killed his estranged girlfriend and left her in steamer trunk, needed to be washed away from the day in order to keep it "clean". He was a fugitive from justice for more than 20 years before he was convicted of her murder. Some lefties said that Einhorn just wasn't capable of doing such a deed because he was such a nice guy, yet the evidence against him was enough to convict him beyond a reasonable doubt. Isn't it funny that those who espouse peace and love as the means of controlling people are usually the ones that lack both of those traits.

The reason that leftists encourage people to worship the earth is the same reason why communists wanted the state to own everything. Control. If the populace can be encouraged to worship the earth, anything that is done that is seen a slight to "Mother Earth" can be seen as something to be regulated. Contrary to popular belief, President Richard Nixon's worst moment wasn't Watergate, it was the creation of one of the most draconian federal agency known to man, the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has become the greatest threat to individual freedom and property rights in our country. Much like the IRS, they have the power to levy fines and penalties without due process. You must prove yourself innocent rather than the EPA prove you guilty. They have stripped most private property rights from Americans in the name of protecting the planet from those that might do it "harm". God forbid a person might actually improve the land that he owns. Sensible people can agree that the unnecessary polluting of water and air is bad. Squashing people's freedom in the name of protecting an acre of swampy ground is not what the feds should be involved in.

With the downfall of the Soviet Union 24 years ago, American leftists ratcheted up their enviro-statist rhetoric. Up until the fall of the USSR, the green nuts were a small group that worshiped the earth and smoked a lot of weed. With out the Great Red foil to what the left sees as evil American capitalism, they took it upon themselves to do what ever was needed reign in what they saw as the greatest threat to the proletariat and in turn, their ability to control those they see as bourgeois capitalists. In the statist's mind, the collective is much more important than the individual. Our freedom was not conducive to equal outcomes and that couldn't be allowed to continue. To a great extent, the Soviet sympathizing Reds have become the new environmentalist wacko Greens. Look no further than our current president and his anti-colonial, anti-free market rantings in his two books. There is no consensus in science. Science is always learning and when they settle on a theory, they quite being scientists and become tools of leftist regimes world wide that seek to limit freedom. They are also rooted in the equal outcome philosophy of Marx. Remember the Marxist edict; from each according to his ability, to each according to his need. The Marxist-Leninist system of government control has never worked and never will, no matter who tries.

The real lesson to be taken away from this is the fact that the American free market system has been responsible for lifting more people out of poverty than any other system of governance ever devised. Notice that the world had stayed fairly static until our nation was founded. The last 235 years have seen more advancement than all of human history before it. The difference, in my view, is the unleashing of the individual by our founders. Never before had a country been founded that recognized the individual as the supreme entity of the land. We should look to that philosophy to fix what is wrong in the world today. Respect people as the individuals they are and once that responsibility is given to the individual, the engine of this great country and in turn, the whole world, will stop sputtering and roar back to life. Ronald Reagan said it best, "Man is not free unless government is limited."

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Would You Kill a Seven Pound Baby in the Womb? Me Neither.

Abortion. The leftists' most holy sacrament. If you don't believe me, read a quote from the transcript of an interview that Democratic National Committee Chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz gave to Fox News' Megyn Kelly earlier in the week, “So, from my perspective, from my party’s perspective, we do not support rolling back the protection that the Constitutional right to make your own reproductive choices established in Roe versus Wade has given to women”. Translation, abortion is the Democrat keystone issue. This quote is in reference to Senator Rand Paul turning the tables on the leftist media when they asked him what his position on abortion was. He then asked the local reporter to ask DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she was OK with aborting a seven pound, nearly full term baby. It actually worked. Mrs Schultz has been asked the question by several networks and has done nothing but show how much the issue of abortion means to her and her uber left leaning base. Dr Paul has turned the tables and has moved the needle on the debate more than any right leaning politician in recent memory. Why shouldn't those that support what amounts to murder of unborn children be made to answer for it?

One thing is clear, the abortion loving left is a known group of science deniers. A new life is created when a fertilized egg attaches to the wall in the mother's womb. The same people that will protect every animal life, I'm looking at you Delta Smelt lovers out there, will not afford the same courtesy to that of unborn human children. A CNN poll from 2014 showed that a strong majority (58%) of people surveyed either said that abortion should be completely illegal or illegal in most circumstances. A Marist poll released in January of 2015 shows that 84% of those surveyed believe that abortions should be illegal in most cases, especially after three months gestation. Only 9% favored completely unrestricted abortion. These number include people that call themselves pro-choice and pro-life. The number has been trending toward the side of life for a number of years now. 12 states have now passed pain-capable bans on abortion after five months of gestation. Mrs Schultz is on the wrong side of this issue. The great thing all of her interviews have done is to make sure the voting public now have her on record. She supports killing children up until the day they are born.

The Republicans should recognize this as an issue where they are on the right side and the Democrat party is on the wrong side.  Senator Ted Cruz, when asked by David Brody in a March interview with CBN News, if he would compromise with those across the aisle, said that conservatives should follow Ronald Reagan's lead. “Reagan said what do you do if they offer you half a loaf? Answer: you take it. And then you come back for more”. Republicans need to treat the issue of protecting innocent life in Reagan's half a loaf manner. Keep asking for more.

This issue is near and dear to me. As the uncle of a little boy who was born at 30 weeks gestation, most elected Democrats would have been fine with a baby of his gestational age being aborted. He is now almost nine months old and starting to eat solid foods. He also enjoys chewing on everything as if his life depended on it. My nephew was barely over three pounds at birth, barely bigger than my brother-in-law's hand. He is now the most special thing to happen to my family in years. He is the light in my sister's eyes and he knows, already, just how to push her buttons. 

Those of us appreciate every new life need to make our voices heard. Let pro-life candidates know that they have our support. Make sure that those who seek to allow babies to be killed up until they are born hear our righteous anger. We, as pro-life voters, need to make our voices heard. Make our opponents understand that they are on the wrong side of this issue. I, for one, am not afraid of people that advocate killing innocent babies. You shouldn't be afraid either.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Who Has Earned My Support For President in 2016?

I know it is rather early in the nominating process. Heck, the election isn't until November of 2016, nineteen months from know. The first caucus won't happen until January of 2016. Much can happen between now and then. With all that said, I have settled on a candidate to support in the primary process. I hope that same candidate can earn his respective party's nomination and I will do everything I can to make sure he does become the nominee and after that the winner of the 2016 Presidential election. I've included video evidence to support my claims.

I urge all of you to do your own research and support the candidate in the primary that reflects your core values. Once the primary season is over, I will support my party's nominee, with a few exceptions. I would have to think long and hard before voting for several establishment choices. I will not, in any way, support a Jeb Bush candidacy. The same can be said for Chris Christie. I will not let the leftist narrative reading press pick my candidate and you shouldn't either.

My research and my convictions have led me to support Texas Senator Ted Cruz in his run for the presidency in 2016. He has the most consistent views and is also the most well equipped to handle himself in the arena of ideas. He is never flustered by stupid media types that try to lead him away from his positions. He always answers with grace and in a way to express how stupid the question was without actually saying how stupid the questions was. He is a natural orator. I have watched most of his early stump speeches and the thing that always impresses me is he never uses a TelePrompTer or even note cards, yet he stays on message. Experience tells me that he believes what he speaks about. Let our current regime's leader off the TelePrompTer leash and you will have a verbal wreck on your hands. If you want to see the real Barry Obama off the prepared prompter leash, watch this:

Senator Cruz has also shown that he understands how Congress is supposed to work, not how those in Washington want it to work. He was blamed for shutting down the government in early 2014. In reality, that blame lays squarely at the feet of Nevada Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader at the time, and one Barack Obama. Frankly, we could do well to shut the government down a bit more. The fact that only seventeen percent of the government actually stopped during the "shut down" is lost on most people.

Senator Cruz is the first truly conservative candidate that I have had a chance to vote for in my life time. I was too young to ever vote for President Reagan and since then, the only Republican Presidents have had the sir name of Bush. Other than the Bushes, we've had a chance to vote for Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney. Decent men, for the most part(I'll reserve judgement on Senator McCain) but to a one, they were not conservatives. They were more in line with the Rockefeller wing of the Republican party and really were not about reversing the growth of government and its lust for power and intrusion into our lives. Would Mitt Romney have been a better president that our current excuse for a leader? Yes. Would Mitt Romney work to reverse the actual growth of government, no. He may have slowed it down and made the leviathan work a bit better but we need more drastic measures to fix what is wrong in our government.

Senator Cruz is a Christian in words and deeds. He doesn't back away from his beliefs either. I find that refreshing and frankly, I find a need to return to our founders beliefs. I especially lean toward the ideas of our second president, John Adams. He said, "Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." I take that to mean that he understood that a moral and religious people would not stray from the rights protected and freedoms codified in our founding documents. One doesn't have to wonder why the left in our country has sought to pull us away from those principles. With out that compass provided by faith and a general sense of doing what is right, we are most easily led toward socialism and statism. That can no longer be allowed to happen. Senator Cruz recognizes this. I admire his steadfastness in regards to these issues of faith and moral uprightness.

Senator Cruz hasn't changed his positions to fit the people he is speaking to. All of our other candidates have, when pressed in one way or another, changed their minds in politically expedient fashions. Whether it be on the issue of immigration, taxes, federal mandates for ethanol, education, gun rights, or out of control social welfare programs, all of the other candidates, declared or otherwise, have molded their opinions to meet the audience they are speaking to. Senator Cruz has not. He defends his positions with courage and zeal. He rubs leftist pundits and politicos raw with his self assured demeanor. He believes in truth and facts. The narrative reading press can not stand a political figure that knows what he believes and won't be swayed.

For these and many other intangible reasons, I support Senator Ted Cruz for President of these United States.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Aristocracy Vs. Meritocracy

Hillary Rodham Clinton. Whether you know little or know much about politics and governance, you most likely know her name. She is most famous for being the wife of a philandering husband who happened to be the 42nd President of the United States. That anyone would consider voting for the aforementioned Mrs Clinton for the highest office in our land says much about the state of politics in this country. I am writing this as a bit of a thought experiment on her qualifications to be the commander in chief of the greatest country in the world. Follow along as I explore those qualifications.

First qualification: Mrs Clinton was Secretary of State during the current regime's first term. She was an abject failure. I needn't write more but I will expound. She promised a reset with Vladimir Putin and Russia. Russia is rattling its sabre louder than any time since the early 1980's. Some of that can be blamed on the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue but she was the person charged with carrying out his plans overseas. If she was so smart, why didn't she help the Obama regime figure out a better strategy in Russia? While she was Secretary of State, the Russians became emboldened. They resumed flying Bear bombers closer to US and allied NATO territories. They mobilized and rolled into the Crimea, using the excuse of protecting ethnic Russians. Putin's reasoning sounds a lot like Adolph Hitler's excuse for invading Eastern Europe in 1939.  Putin backed separatists have fomented civil unrest in the government of Ukraine. They have even threatened to use nuclear weapons if they were pushed back against by NATO. Some reset.

Second qualification: Mrs Clinton's charity(an IRS tax exempt 501(c)(3) non profit organization), the Clinton Foundation/Clinton Global Initiative, raised millions and millions of dollars while she was Secretary of State. Much of that money came from overseas donations. Much of that overseas money came from countries with less than stellar human rights records. The Wall Street Journal, in an article published on February 18th, 2015, reported that the Clinton Foundation received between $10 million and $25 million from Saudi Arabia, with some of that coming while Mrs Clinton was serving as our Secretary of State. The same article stated that the foundation had received between $1 million and $5 million from the United Arab Emirates. I love the fuzzy numbers. Both of these countries treat women as second class citizens and Saudi Arabia regularly executes people that are found to be gay. I'm not saying that these donations were given as some quid pro quo, but it does reflect poorly when Mrs Clinton is running as a champion of women's rights, all the while trying to stick which ever Republican wins their party's nomination with being the titular head of a phony war on women. Are you scratching your head yet?

Third qualification: Mrs Clinton presided over the US State Department during one of its darkest hours. On September 11th, 2012, a group of radical Muslims laid siege to our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. They just happened to have RPGs and AK47s for fun, if you believe Mrs Clinton. That State Department and Mrs Clinton have never been truly forthcoming on what really happened on that fateful night when the US Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, US Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith and CIA Security contractors Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were all killed. Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, both former Navy SEALs heroically tried to defend the consulate for hours while receiving no support from the US Military(they were given a stand down order) or State Department. The Ambassador had sent many requests for more security to his superiors, only to be denied. Mrs Clinton, rather infamously, said before a Congressional hearing, "What difference, at this point, does it matter" in a snide and condescending tone, when asked about the reasons behind the attack. Mrs Clinton, as the head of the Department of State in 2012, needs to be held to account for her and her department's dereliction of duty regarding the events leading up to and during the night of September 11th, 2012. The families of Mr Stevens, Mr Smith, Petty Officer 1st Class Doherty(ret) and Senior Chief Petty Officer Woods(ret) deserve, at the very least, this measure of justice.

Fourth qualification: Mrs Clinton enabled the most famous, or some might say infamous, philanderer in United States history. She either looked the other way or helped cover up William Jefferson Clinton's destruction of many women who happened to fall into his zone of influence, so to speak. Most famous of these exploits was Monica Lewinsky. A 20 year old intern at the White House. There are stories that she gave him a good beating in private due to his wandering eye(not to mention other parts) but she never once came out to publicly denounce him or his awful treatment of women. Her treatment of the women Mr Clinton cheated on her with is contrary to everything that the modern feminist, something she claims to be, stands for. She gives new meaning to the term, stand by your man. Doesn't this seem just a little hypocritical to anyone else?

Fifth qualification: Mrs Clinton in just plain dirty. I don't have the space and you don't have all day to read about of the Clinton's scandals but I will list a few. Whitewater, Filegate, Travelgate, Vince Foster, the Clinton Pardon scandal and lying during the Watergate investigation. She was thrown off the Watergate investigation because of it. She also swears that she and Bill were dead broke when they left the White House in January of 2001. So broke they took some of the furnishings from the Presidential Residence(those things weren't theirs to take). When interviewed about this time in her life, she said they had to scrap together funds to make their mortgage payments(plural). Somehow, that doesn't really hold water.

Her final qualification: Mrs Clinton, nee Hillary Rodham, is a disciple of one Saul Alinsky, of Rules for Radicals fame. She wrote a sycophantic letter to Mr Alinsky in 1971 espousing her desire to be a community organizer and far left advocate. While some people change over time, Mrs Clinton does not appear to be one of those changed persons. Do we really want another community organizer with no real successful experience as our President? I think not.

We, as an electorate, need to decide whether we want an aristocracy where just a few are tasked with running this country or whether we will be the meritocracy that we were founded to be. There should be no birthright to our country's leadership. I'm also talking to the Bushies out there. The Democrat party's bench is rather shallow but if Mrs Clinton is the best they have, they need to be soundly defeated. I urge anyone who reads this to look at and listen to everything that every declared and prospective presidential candidate says. Critique every word and action. Vote for someone who knows the greatness of our country and wants to put this giant train back on the right track. Hillary Rodham Clinton is NOT that person.

I leave you with this. "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." Ronald Reagan

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Time To Stop Playing Nice With Leftist Media

The leftist news media, for the past few days and even going back to late March when Texas Senator Ted Cruz launched his campaign, have been hot to trot about the two declared presidential candidates and their push back against their normal job of demonizing conservative politicians. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's verbal dust up with Savannah Guthrie, of NBC News' Today Show, has them worried. Both Sen. Paul and Sen. Cruz will not hesitate to defend themselves when media hacks use predictable lines of questioning that amount to asking conservative candidates "So...when did you stop beating your wife?". Not allowing this to go on while still engaging with the American voter will do wonders for Republican base voters and those not in the "low information voter" class, to steal a phrase from Rush Limbaugh. They want to see candidates who stand up for what they believe and aren't afraid of bloodying the noses of their opponents, both in the media and the Democrat party as a whole.

Media types like George Stephanopoulos, of ABC, are nothing more than Democrat party operatives masquerading as straight news people. Currently, there is a revolving door between the leftist consultant class, the government bureaucracy, and left wing mass media. Frankly, it has become a rather nepotistic world that runs up and down the I 95 corridor. Here's a common scenario: an MSNBC/CNN/ABC/NBC/CBS/PBS employee is fired or quits and the next day that person has a job in one of the cabinet departments leaking info to other people that call themselves journalists or vice versa. The time to play nice with these folks is over.

Once more conservatives, candidates or not, realize that people in the leftist media are to be defeated rather than appeased, our national discourse will be much healthier. Our republican form of government needs a free and open press so that people, especially in the collective "flyover country", can be kept abreast of the doings and misdoings of their elected officials and bureaucrats. I think that is where we, the people, come in. We need to hold these people in the media accountable through engaging with their advertisers and, especially, the companies that carry their programming and letting them know of our displeasure. The left has been doing this for years. All you have to do is look at the #StopRush campaign, which was astroturf from the get go, to understand their tactics. It was orchestrated by a group of ten progressive activists that can't stand to have their warped point of view challenged in such a successful manner. There was and is nothing grassroots about most progressive media campaigns. The establishment media needs to be made to take their own medicine. Use the market against them.

We can also continue to use Twitter, Facebook and other platforms like this one here to combat the leftist media spin machine. One other great resource that I have found invaluable is the Media Research Center, run by Brent Bozell. They do a masterful job of identifying leftist media bias and calling it out. The MRC and other organizations like it deserve our support.

I, for one, am glad that we have a few candidates that are not afraid to paint with bold colors. Here's to encouraging more like them to also step forward.

You can find me on Twitter: @bigredmatt1011

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Will the Real Americans Stand Up?

I wonder whether this nation is lost. I used to think that nothing could bring this, the last best hope of freedom, to its knees. I am not so sure any more. People that try to stand up are derided by the leftist mass media and then, rather than stand up, they shrink into the woodwork. Now, that same media goes looking for ways to marginalize American values and culture. Anything goes, as long as it goes with the flow of the leftist statists that have taken over the media and institutions of higher learning.
I keep wondering when the sleeping giant will awake.

This country, as it is currently constituted, would never win World War Two. We would be to busy fighting amongst ourselves to be able to put together that kind of national effort. This country is sliding the way of all the other great civilizations. Over-burdened with debt, unrestrained from spending massive amounts on what really amounts to nothing and policies ensuring a permanent under class of new, unskilled immigrants, poorly educated young people and a general goal of dependence on Uncle Sam have yielded a soft, bloated populace that can't stand with out the crutch of the aforementioned Uncle Sam.

The general public is too absorbed in YouTube, Facebook, iPhones, iPads and any number of other meaningless things to actually take notice of the erosion of rights that is going on under their noses. A small, but vocal minority of people have taken over the dissemination of  information that is approved by the leftist mass media. There are also a small minority of patriotic minded individuals that aren't lulled to sleep by the drivel that is placed in front of us. We mustn't be deterred by their demonizing and subversive methods. The thought of a Revolutionary War was quite unpopular with the colonists until they had their collective eyes open to the oppression that the British Crown had placed them under. We need to be the modern day Paul Reveres and Samuel Adamses. We need to be the modern day Thomas Jeffersons and George Washingtons. I, for one, do not care what someone who hates this land thinks or says of me. You shouldn't either. We must to stand up and make ourselves heard before this "shining city on a hill", as Ronald Reagan said, is lost.

In the pursuit of liberty and happiness. In the defense of life.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

#MemoriesPizza and Anti-Christian Bigotry

Imagine this scenario...a news organization goes into a Muslim owned and run restaurant and asks them whether they would cater a same-sex wedding. Oh wait, that would never happen because the result would not be politically expedient to those that align with the Gay Mafia. The Gay Mafia has become the American radical Left's version of the East German Stasi. They look to make people guilty of nothing more than living their beliefs. No dissent is allowed when it comes to the radical LGBT lobby in this country.

A little pizza shop in Indiana caused the leftists bigots to come out with their pitchforks today. A hastily put together local news story has caused the closing of a family run, Christian business. The Gay Mafia has become the most intolerant group of elitist bigots I have ever seen. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines bigotry as:

: a person who strongly and unfairly dislikes other people, ideas, etc. : a bigoted person; especially : a person who hates or refuses to accept the members of a particular group (such as a racial or religious group)

If this doesn't describe what the Gay Mafia is doing to a small town, fly-over country, family business, I don't know what does. This tactic is disgusting and the hateful anti-Christians need to be held to account. Any business that condones what these hateful groups say and believe should be disavowed by every Bible believing Christian. Christians and other like-minded people need to be able to fight fire with fire. Be silent no more.

I hear many people say Jesus preached tolerance. He didn't preach tolerance, He preached love. There is a huge difference. You can love a person without condoning that person's ungodly relationship. Memories Pizza and any other Christian business owner that stands up for his or her beliefs deserves our support and the people that shower them with hate deserve our prayers.


David Limbaugh, author and brother of Rush Limbaugh, summed up the left perfectly.