Thursday, October 11, 2012

Voter ID Laws and the Rebirth of Journalism

You may remember the ACORN scandal four years ago, where James O'Keefe exposed the rampant fraud being easy to commit to obtain government funds.  Well, Mr. O'Keefe is back and better than ever.  I'm sad to say, he's one of the few journalists left in the country.  Our press is supposed to be a watchdog, not a lapdog like our mainstream media has become.  Mr. O'Keefe, I salute your efforts, and I'm thankful for the work you do.  If only our mainstream media could have the integrity to actually investigate our government.

O'Keefe has release two more videos showing how easy it is to commit voter fraud in this country, destroying the Democrats arguments that voter ID laws are racist, and that voter fraud is nonexistent.  Here's a link to his website:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Why America is Failing


 I believe in the founding fathers' wisdom, and quote them often on this blog's Facebook page. 

"peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none."-Thomas Jefferson


Americans have had so much smoke blown up their asses, they now reject anything truthful.  We've had such a yes-man leadership for so long we can no longer handle anyone telling it like it is.  That's why Ron Paul never had a chance, he's constantly ridiculed for speaking truth. 
Being an isolationist didn't cause world wars, not being isolationist dragged us into them.  However, no one in this country seems to understand that we've been sold a bill of goods, and now it's time to pay the piper. 

No matter who wins the upcoming election, Americans have hard times ahead.  There are many people in this country asking, "what can my country do for me?"  instead of, "What can I do for my country?"  Now, I know there are plenty of good people out there willing to work hard for a living, and many willing to fight to preserve our freedoms, but at this point those people have become the minority.  Congress has a dismal approval rating of 10%.  Even so, despite a huge conservative movement known as the TEA Party, we managed to re-elect 87% of our representatives from the house, and 84% of our senators.  We've built a society full of entitlements that we cannot sustain, but if anyone talks about getting rid of them, they're crucified as hating the poor or elderly.  I don't hate poor people, I just wish they'd get a job.  They can afford booze and cigarettes, but not their own cell phone?  They can afford a new flat-screen, but can't pay the rent?  I can't be the only one that thinks we're on our way to a financial collapse.

Quantitative Easing

History buffs might recall a little something called the Weimar Republic, who's currency collapsed as a result of quantitative easing.  This is the same nonsense that the Federal Reserve has done thrice, and this third time they've said they will continue to print money until the economy gets better (don't hold your breath).  This is the economic and monetary policy that good libertarians like Ron Paul have been warning us about.  There's a reason we need to audit the Federal Reserve, they're destroying the dollar's value, and I don't know about you, but I don't get paid in gold and rubies.

Gold has a steady value on its own, because there is a finite amount of it in the world.  Sure, we tried to make it ourselves through alchemy, but eventually chemists figured out that it is an element, and can't be created from mixing base metals.  The only time the value of gold can really decline is when we find more of it, which isn't as easy as firing up a printing press.

That brings me to the dollar, that is constantly losing value every time we print more.  This is because the less rare or difficult to come by something is, the less valuable.  You may have noticed that the stock market went up when quantitative easing started again.  Many unthinking number watchers believe that the stocks they own are now worth more, but in truth, the dollar is just worth less.  If you haven't noticed, the cost of living continues to climb, and quantitative easing will only make it worse.   Everyone in America will be taking a pay cut as a result of this, unless their salary raises can outpace the dismal fall of our currency's value.  


Our government has decided deficits don't matter.  Apparently we can afford to finance countries that hate us as well.  We have a president who apologizes for the freedoms we have, and constantly cow-tows to the rest of the world.  Now our government is afraid to take away money granted to foreign countries for fear they'll hate us more.  We give out no bid government contracts (see cronyism), and silly liberals have been convinced that "evil corporations" are responsible for the mess we're in.  Corporations aren't evil, the politicians that give them handouts are the ones to blame.

Weakness of Leadership

No amount of money will keep these crazy goat fucking ambassador killers from hating us, because we are the infidel, and their little holy book says they should conquer us, make us their slaves, or kill us in the name of their "peaceful" religion.  Years of indoctrination from mosques have convinced these people they shouldn't have any fun, or be happy.  Anyone that does is obviously evil in their eyes.  Our leaders can only apologize for a video (that didn't seem to bother anyone until September 11th), and say we shouldn't upset the Muslims.  This kind of weakness is something Britain tried with a tiny mustache wearing Austrian upstart name Adolf, and it didn't really help things.  Just ask these unlucky formerly Nazi occupied countries:

Friday, August 31, 2012

Hatred of the Left

I check the news articles online, and whenever there is an article about Mitt Romney the lefties come out in droves to bash him in the comments section.  It's very unsettling how hateful and ignorant these people are.  The supposedly tolerant left seems to hate anything they don't understand, especially Mormons.  There are always cracks about the planet Kolob and magic underwear, and I wish I could say I'm surprised, but truth be told the Democrats have always been the party of hate. 

The Solid South is a good example of the Democrats' hateful roots.  Even today, there is clear evidence the Democratic Party's divisiveness.  The assumption that welfare reform is racist by Democrats is clear cut evidence they think only minorities need welfare and entitlements.  Democrats contend that minorities need more help to get a job or education with affirmative action and racial quotas.  They must think minorities are too stupid or unskilled to obtain these without help from the Nanny State.  Democrats also seem to think minorities are too stupid to obtain a photo ID, made evident by their fierce opposition of voter ID laws designed to eliminate voter fraud.  Eric Holder believes the Texas voter ID law is racist because minorities won't be able to afford the fee to obtain photo IDs.  Ironically, the Republican dominated state of Texas has passed a law requiring these IDs be given to anyone who can't afford it.  I guess Holder doesn't educate himself before he opens his mouth.

When a huge tide of fiscal conservatism fueled the TEA Party movement, Democrats immediately cried "Racist!"  Apparently they're projecting their own shortcomings on the opposition that wants fiscal responsibility and a limit on Federal power.

I've always believed in our Constitution, so I find it unbearable to see it completely undermined by Ds and Rs alike.  Libertarians and Constitutionalists are concerned with equal opportunity, and equal protection under the law.  Apparently Democrats are only concerned with "equal results."  It amounts to pandering for votes, and unfortunately, it's working.  I'm guessing this is because our education system is now decimated by Federal programs like "no child left behind."  It's almost like the Ds & Rs are tag teaming the American people in a gang rape on freedom.  Hopefully young movements by the GOOOH Party and the Libertarian Party can bring real change and debate to the political landscape, but with the lack of wit and education in this country's populace, we're not likely to keep our liberties much longer.  The Nanny State has us in a scorpion death lock, and as long as we buy into the two party system, we'll never escape it.  Our fore-fathers and even some old school Democrats knew the way to make this system work, and their words of wisdom are timeless and worth repeating. 

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
John F. Kennedy

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.   
Abraham Lincoln

A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.
Thomas Jefferson
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
Abraham Lincoln
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Thomas Jefferson

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Thomas Jefferson
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
Thomas Jefferson

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Benjamin Franklin 
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Thomas Jefferson
He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
Benjamin Franklin

When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.
Thomas Jefferson


Saturday, July 28, 2012

James Eagan Holmes Shooting: Strict Gun Laws Only Lead to More Violent Crim

In the wake of the tragic Aurora, Colo., shooting carried out by the hatable James Holmes, the usual suspects have been clamoring for more gun control laws, inserting their own narrative as they go. They say that it’s time for a new ‘"ational discussion" on guns and whether or not more restrictions are needed. While well intentioned, their argument misses the point, and has for decades. Gun control laws are not and have never been a deterrent to violent criminals.
Those that press for increased gun control believe that if you make it harder to legally purchase a gun, the crime rate will go down. While it sounds like it would make perfect sense, the fact is that most gun-related deaths and injuries in the United States are not committed with legally purchased guns. The majority of them have been the result of criminals and younger people who were not able to legally purchase a gun. They were purchased on the black market.
Like those who believed that prohibition would curtail the use of alcohol, those that constantly push for stricter gun laws are often aghast to find that the opposite continues to be true. Two significant factors for increased gun violence have been and continue to be economic hardship and stricter gun laws.
Poverty has been one of the things that has continually been twisted as an excuse to say that states with more lax gun laws tend to have more crime. States like Louisiana, which regularly ranks as one of the worst states for violent crimes, is also quite impoverished in some parts, a fact that most people tend to leave out when pointing to its lax gun laws.
Other factors that contribute regularly to gun related violence include low education rates and a high number of illegal immigrants. These reasons more than explain why states like Texas and Arizona have suffered from a relatively high number of gun-related deaths. Texas has the lowest high school graduation rate in the country, while Arizona has had one of the largest problems with illegal immigrants committing crimes for years.
When one takes the time to compare the numbers, it becomes obvious that many of the states with the strictest gun control laws are also home to some of the largest numbers of gun related crime. Maryland, California, Illinois, New York and the District of Columbia all have some of the toughest gun laws on the books. Illinois in particular has made it extremely difficult to buy a handgun. Despite this, there have been over 250 murders in Chicago since January 1, a staggering 37% increase when compared to this time last year. Strict gun laws have done little to deter violent crime.
Gun control laws also have been shown to disproportionally affect African Americans and other minorities negatively. Most of the gun-related crime that plagues American streets has had a substantially harsher impact on non-whites.
People choose to blame the guns for the actions of the violent criminals that use them. They'll say that the guns makes it easier, trying to come off witty and clever. At the end of the day however, blaming a gun for one’s death is like blaming a fork for another’s obesity. One way or another, the food was probably going to find its way into their mouth. Criminals that don’t have guns will use knives, bombs, sticks and bare hands.
Criminals don’t care about gun-free zones or waiting periods. Making it more difficult for people to legally purchase guns only leaves them more vulnerable. The law-abiding citizen will refrain from purchasing a gun, while the criminal will simply get one off the streets.
When gun ownership goes up, crime rates drop severely. There are several examples, which highlight this beautifully. Switzerland’s gun laws are some of the most lax in the developed world, and because of it their violent crime rate is astoundingly low. Recent initiatives to try and reign in the countries relaxed gun laws were soundly defeated at the ballot by Swiss voters.
The town of Kennesaw, Georgia, also has a mandatory gun ownership law on the books. Passed in 1982, it requires that the head of a household own a gun and ammunition, with exceptions of course being violent criminals, those that cannot afford it, and conscientious objectors. After the law was passed, the population swelled and the crime rate dropped substantially.
Not everyone wants to own a gun. Some people don’t feel comfortable around guns in general. Others are worried about accidents. Still, the data speaks for itself. In areas where gun ownership is high, violent gun-related crime tends to go down. No one in their right mind will want to break into a house or start a fight in a bar if they know everyone is packing.
Even if anti-gun fanatics like NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg got their way and made it next to impossible to purchase a firearm, it wouldn’t stop the John Holmes’ of the world. If he didn’t have a gun at his disposal, he might have assembled another home made bomb like those found in his apartment, and taken that into the theater instead. Stricter gun control laws are not the answer, a stance that was (thankfully) reiterated by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday.
The Second Amendment was not meant to guarantee easy access to hunting or target shooting. It was written to ensure that a population could defend itself from an overreaching government, an overbearing police force or a criminal. People have the right to defend themselves. At the end of the day, states like Illinois and California have only served to make it more difficult for their law-abiding citizens to protect themselves from criminals.
The gun didn’t make James Holmes kill those people. His own sick mind did that. If gun control laws are doubled down on, more people will have their hands tied when it comes to protecting themselves and their loved ones from psychopaths like that. Thankfully, that is something that the families of the victims in Aurora understand, despite the tragic events that they've had to go through.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July!

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,[76] that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.


Delaware • George Read • Caesar Rodney

• Thomas McKean

Pennsylvania • George Clymer • Benjamin Franklin

• Robert Morris • John Morton

• Benjamin Rush • George Ross

• James Smith • James Wilson

• George Taylor

Massachusetts • John Adams • Samuel Adams

• John Hancock • Robert Treat Paine

• Elbridge Gerry

New Hampshire • Josiah Bartlett • William Whipple

• Matthew Thornton

Rhode Island • Stephen Hopkins • William Ellery

New York • Lewis Morris • Philip Livingston

• Francis Lewis • William Floyd

Georgia • Button Gwinnett • Lyman Hall

• George Walton

Virginia • Richard Henry Lee • Francis Lightfoot Lee

• Carter Braxton • Benjamin Harrison

• Thomas Jefferson • George Wythe

• Thomas Nelson, Jr.

North Carolina • William Hooper • John Penn

• Joseph Hewes

South Carolina • Edward Rutledge • Arthur Middleton

• Thomas Lynch, Jr. • Thomas Heyward, Jr.

New Jersey • Abraham Clark • John Hart

• Francis Hopkinson • Richard Stockton

• John Witherspoon

Connecticut • Samuel Huntington • Roger Sherman

• William Williams • Oliver Wolcott

Maryland • Charles Carroll • Samuel Chase

• Thomas Stone • William Paca

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Silly President, Civilian Trials are for Civilians!

"I reject any approach that would mandate military custody where law enforcement provides the best method of incapacitating a terrorist threat." -Barack Obama
Anyone else remember when Eric Holder said we'd try terrorists and find them guilty?  When the head of the DOJ is claiming guilt without trial, doesn't that make the trial pointless?

How easy is it for a terrorist to get a mistrial?  Simple, just put Eric Holder in charge.  Some slick asshole lawyer will use Holder's words against him to have a mistrial declared.