Get d'Clu

Get a clue & wake up! The best way to lead a nation astray of its values is to keep it ignorant of its history.

All Politics is Local

I couldn’t have said it better than Christie Carden, TPP AL State Coordinator, so I won’t.  Please read.

Leverage your power locally to change your party.

“All Politics is Local” by Capitol Confidential at

TEA Parties nation-wide have found that calling, writing, and showing up in person in D.C. has the same impact as a hiccup in a hurricane. After turning out thousands of citizens at rallies, overwhelming the Senate phone lines and crashing Congress’ e-mail system, our elected representatives are poised to enact the greatest expansion of government in history. The TEA Parties followed the direction of national organizations and associations. They answered the call, but were sent over the trench-line without an actual plan or support. (See, for example, Somme, Battle of) It is time for the TEA Party movement to turn inward. In the words of the age-old adage, “ All politics is local “.

Stories like the ACORN tapes have massive national legs, yet they do not destroy the local farm team of tax-and-spend big government. Fighting for Liberty and the ability to live the American dream requires getting your hands dirty far closer to home.

For the TEA party and 9-12 groups to become effective, they must evolve again, and this time the Gadsden Flag will be a marker laid down to far more personal targets. People find the mundane of daily life and local news forgettable, yet this is how the TEA party can enact meaningful change.

To end the progression of large intrusive government and the progressive agenda, the TEA party must neuter the left’s farm team. City Council, County Board, Park Districts, and School Boards may not have the flash of State Representatives, State Senators or their federal partners, but, they are, indeed, perhaps more the important .

The progressives and Big Government-types have entrenched themselves into local power bases. They have expanded the role of government from the garbage man to the kindergarten teacher. They are taking us over from within, yet we can push back.

Until the last year, our side has been busy with our personal and professional lives. We have looked past machine politics and the local aspects of our lives. We have ignored the corruption in our hometowns. We have chosen to overlook the police state that has grown. We have chosen to allow the nanny state to encroach on smoking in taverns or trans-fat in our doughnuts, to name just two recent examples. We have allowed an extra $.05 sales tax for “insert public good here” after another, without protest or outrage.

In our slumber, we have allowed our liberties to be encroached. We have allowed the will of the State to be imposed on us. In places like Missouri, we have allowed no more than 30 hardened progressives to dictate the tempo of the debate. (Fortunately, we do know who you are and will be outing you here.) We have allowed this to happen because we have not paid attention to the minor league ball game.

We choose instead to protest in Washington, D.C. We chose to show outrage to the political class that is not listening. They won’t listen; they do not have to . They have showered their districts in pork and bribed us with our own money. They can freely come back home from the Beltway bubble to their local farm team and act like they conquered Gaul.

A local mayor and a rogue’s gallery of other officials will hold a press conference with the Representative or Senator and the lamestream media will re-broadcast their talking points. These local co-conspirators will treat the federal officials as Caesar, yet the arch they march through is a fake. These people have only accomplished one thing; they have retained power. They hold power by controlling the means of political production. They control us by controlling our cities, counties, parks, and schools. They have turned us into a class of serfs begging for scraps from the table that we fill. (That’s actually unfair to serfs. In Medieval times, serfs only had to hand over 1/3 of their income to the feudal lords. Add up federal, state and local tax levies, we may much more than serfs ever paid. So, what does that make us?)

Now is the time for the TEA party to show it’s real colors and longevity. Now it is time for us to stop the rallies and start the process of running for election and holding our current officials directly accountable. Now is the time for the plumber, the electrician, and the Joe Six-pack American to end this madness.

No more will we go quietly into that long night. Now, we must fight. We must take back the system and make our elected officials fear “we the people”. This is the battle our forefathers saw many years ago.

This is the time for the Tea Party to seize the day and make a difference. Which party you decide to run on doesn’t matter. Republican or Democrat matters little, as the national leaders of both have lost touch. What matters is we destroy the go-along-to-get-along farm team. It also matters that we pick a party…the Republicans and Democrats have together gamed the system against third parties. Creating a TEA Party isn’t a serious solution. Leverage your power locally to change your party.

Make a pledge to not vote to tax and spend the people’s money. Make a pledge to quit after “x” amounts of terms in office. The people are waiting for a leader; they are waiting for a Captain. Be that Captain. March to the sound of the guns, and seize the day.

With TEA party people in every position of government, the political class in Washington will listen. They will no longer have the political cover of pork-hungry Mayors doing tricks for the political elite. There will no longer be days of staffers blowing people off to vote for their party line.

A carpet-layer has more experience to lead than any political hack. An insurance man has more ability to look at regulations than a risk-adverse lawyer. A veteran has more understanding of what it takes to support our men and women in harms way.

It is time to break the mold of what looks good to get elected. Now is the time to become involved. Now is the time to hear the sounds of battle and join. The Government teat must be turned off. The system needs to be rebooted.

Help start the process and run for office. The great sleeper that is America has woken up. 2010 is not the end game, neither is 2012. The end game is when we level the playing field and make America once again the land of opportunity.

Fly that Gadsden flag high and fly it proud. But, that isn’t enough. It is time to leave your fields and join the battle. March to the sound of the guns.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 🙂

Thank you,
Christie Carden
Huntsville Tea Party Movement
Founder/Event Planner
AL State Coordinator w/

“The people are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” – Corrie Ten Boom

All Politics is Local:

December 30, 2009 Posted by | (Definitely Not) Free Markets, (Un)Limited Government, Action Alert, Agenda of the Left, Christian, Citizen Patriotism, Constituional Issues, Culture, Fiscal (Ir)Responsibility, Govt Oppression, Life with Big Brother, Politics, Wake Up, WordPress Political Blogs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Healthcare Update, Continuing Efforts

Free our healthcare now Update

[The National Center for Policy Analysis ( has a plethora of resources, but the healthcare issue is one of their strongest.  Please consider requesting their newsletter (this is a copy of an update) and  please also ponder equally how much your donation is needed at this time in the fight against government intrusion.]


Want to hear a little good news? Thanks to the efforts of Policy Patriots just like you, we’ve sent more than 210,000 letters to Congress in the last three weeks against government run health care. In this public policy war of attrition, a sustained campaign – in the form of hundreds of thousands of letters and a petition supported by 1.34 million Americans – is what will ultimately win the fight against government-run health care. Thanks for your continued support and let’s keep up the fight!

Poll Deaf. If you feel ignored by the House of Representatives, you’re not alone. A Rasmussen Reports poll this week reaffirmed that more Americans oppose (52%) health care legislation than favor (45%) it. Nevertheless, as last Saturday’s legislative spectacle attests, Speaker Pelosi is still singing the health care tune.

Go Directly to Jail.  As you know, in the 1,990-page bill that squeaked (220-215) out of the House on Saturday there’s plenty of bad policy to fill this letter (and several more). What you may not know is that failing to comply with the new requirements in this legislation could land you in jail – for up to five years!

The most appalling effect of the Affordable Health Care for America Act is the extent of control which the federal government would exercise over individual health care decisions. The legislation requires you to purchase health insurance, whether you need it or want it, and dictates the parameters of your policy. What’s more, failure to purchase insurance would result in a slew of fines and, as this letter from the Joint Committee on Taxation makes clear, failure to pay the fines would result in criminal penalties including “a fine of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years.”

AARP: Abandoning Seniors, Advancing AARP. In apparent disregard for the interests of senior citizens, the AARP supported the House health care bill, including the following provisions:

  • $500 billion in overall budget cuts for Medicare.
  • $170 billion in budget cuts for Medicare Advantage-the program’s entire budget-leaving 12 million American seniors with fewer health care options.
  • A 20% cut in doctor’s pay, forcing doctors to take on more patients and spend less time with each person in their care.

Why would the AARP endorse legislation which so clearly hurts the interests of senior citizens? You decide! For facts on how you will be affected by this legislation, click on this link to get the facts.

FIGHT BACK! The next stop on the runaway train known as ObamaCare is the floor of the United States Senate. Help us derail Ms. Pelosi’s health care legislation by writing your Senators. The American people deserve better than what’s coming down the tracks and you can help put a stop to it. Click on the link below and send a letter to Congress telling them to JUST SAY NO to health care legislation.

Already sent a letter? No problem – a new letter is on the website, ready for your signature!

The NCPA maintains a wealth of educational and resource material including better alternatives to government-run health care:

John Goodman’s Health Care Plan:

Health Care Solutions:

Five Steps to a Better Health Care System:

Dr. John Goodman’s Blog – Current, up-to date information on the debate:

Heartland Institute’s Health Care Solutions:

Thank you again for your support of the “Free Our Health Care NOW!” and for fighting against government-run health care. This is a fight worth fighting and a fight we can win!

Jeanette Nordstrom
National Center for Policy Analysis

[Be sure to at least take a look at the letter from the JCT, because this WILL affect YOU:]


November 13, 2009 Posted by | (Definitely Not) Free Markets, (Un)Limited Government, Action Alert, Agenda of the Left, Citizen Patriotism, Constituional Issues, Fiscal (Ir)Responsibility, Govt Oppression, Life with Big Brother, MSM Disinterest, Real Purpose of Govt., Wake Up, WordPress Political Blogs | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Dawn

Now that Scozzafava ditched the race and the leftists are scratching their heads in bitter amazement at the good run Dan Hoffman has in NY23 (the race isn’t over at the time of this writing), perhaps the Republican martini elite has gotten it through their dullness that most of us want CONSERVATIVE leadership! 

With this switch to Hoffman, perhaps we can anticipate more patriotic conservatives to emerge on the Republican ticket in the congressional races for 2012, espousing school choice, responsible yet minimal government regulation, secure borders, strong national defense, and (of course) freedom of speech on the airwaves and internet; all solutions supported by the vast majority of Americans (if, in using the word “populist” you mean “replacing the Democrats”, yes, that is to what I refer, but not engendering the “populist movement of the 1890’s).

Back in the first half of 2006, Dan Riehl reported that “the word populist may be for the Right what liberal is for the Left – a bad word. Both words suffer from extreme over-simplification…”

“[V]ia Real Clear Politics, an excellent site for a timely snapshot of political news…”

“But the topic for now is political terminology thanks to an interesting piece by Craig Shirley at the Washington Post.”

The immigration reform debate has highlighted a long-standing fissure in the GOP between the elitist Rockefeller business wing and the party’s conservative populist base…

Particularly noteworthy is the following:

The elites in the GOP have never understood conservatives or Reagan; they’ve found both to be a bit tacky. They have always found the populists’ commitment to values unsettling. To them, adherence to conservative principles was always less important than wealth and power.

… It was the populists under Reagan, and later under Newt Gingrich, who energized the party, gave voice to a maturing conservative ideology and swept Republicans into power. We would be imprudent and forgetful to disregard this…

“In its pure form, populist means little more than lower-case d democrat.”

[A]n advocate of democratic principles.

Riehl goes on to describe some history and then explains why Americans simply want good laws to be enforced and big government to become smaller and less intrusive.  They also want their representatives to actually represent them – what a novel concept in today’s political arena.  When Obama spoke of transparency and change, many people really thought he’d live up to at least a little of that rhetoric (like not using “bundling buddies” as employees and ambassadors or making stealth deals with Google that affect Net Neutrality…).

Conservatives are guided by the governing principles of the primacy of individual sovereignty, the sanctity of private property, and preservation of the rule of law.  The rule of law is what makes this Republic different than any other country in the world.  So when our leaders make laws that usurp or controvert the Constitution, they are abridging our freedoms!

  “It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.”  ~Alexander Hamilton

Let us hope and pray that Conservatives win these elections this month and in 2010 in a grand wave of freedom, and may it be a warning to all incumbants that we intend to vote them out if they continue on their same paths.


A New Dawn:

November 3, 2009 Posted by | (Definitely Not) Free Markets, (Un)Limited Government, Agenda of the Left, Christian, Citizen Patriotism, Constituional Issues, Culture, Family, Fiscal (Ir)Responsibility, Govt Oppression, WordPress Political Blogs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Let Your Voice Be HEARD!

Action Alert

“Let Your Voice Be Heard” by Congressman Mike Pence—a true Conservative.


Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugged has again posted marvelous links for your reference.  But here’s the catch—you need to DO SOMETHING!  I’ll list some of her links below. Whatever you decide, the future of our nation rides on that decision!


 President Kennedy is known for his energetic speeches that riled up the nation and catapulted us to the moon.  His dynamic words moved us to motion and we need that movement now…

Now is the time for all good (wo)men to come to the aid of their country.


Ronald Reagan told of our date with destiny in his 1964 Goldwater speech:


You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.
Pelosi’s bill is being called the “worst bill ever” — with over 1,000 instances of “taxes,” “regulations,” and other government-control key words.  And she wants a vote this week.  Steve Elliott, President, Alliance sent this information.  It lists my Representatives, but you can go to the links to find your own non-representing Representatives…

The Wall Street Journal is calling Nancy Pelosi’s 1,990-page government takeover of healthcare the “worst piece of post-NewDeal legislation ever introduced.”The Journal says it will create an “unrepealable middle class entitlement” that will cause taxes to “rise precipitously” and will result in “all medicine” being “rationed via politics.”


The CBO cost estimate is coming in at $1.055 trillion and that’s just scratching the surface. The Journal says  “ObamaCare will be lucky to cost under $2 trillion over 10 years; it will grow more after that.”Go here to access Wall Street Journal’s excellent analysis of what it calls the “worst bill ever”:


+ + Bill loaded with taxes, fines, penalties and regulationsIn case there was any doubt left that ObamaCare is a massive,tax-increasing power grab, consider what our Grassfire research team unearthed about the words used in Pelosi’s bill:


–181 instances of “penalty” or “penalties”
–214 times “taxes” or “tax” is recorded
–82 usages of “fee” and “fees”
…A total of 486 times any form of the words penalty,surcharge, tax, fine or fee are used!

–422 instances of “require,” “requires” or “required”
–78 times the words “obligation” or “obligated” occur
–219 usages of “regulation(s)”
–106 times “impose, imposed or imposes” are used…
A total of 609 times any form of the words impose, require,mandate, obligation, license or regulation are used


+ + Pelosi promising vote by as soon as Thursday


We are now bracing for a floor vote in the House as soon as Thursday or Friday. That means we have just a few days to get our message through loud and clear.


+ + Action #1 — Hand-deliver your message directly to Congress


Grassfire has already delivered over 100,000 personal letters from citizens across the country to key members of Congress –in just the past week.


This is the best way to make sure your message gets personally delivered to your two Senators, your Representative and other key members of Congress.  This is especially crucial this week. Please go here right now to schedule your messages to be personally hand-delivered:


Each day’s orders are delivered the next day, so please take a moment right now to schedule your hand-delivery.


+ + Action 2 — Help flood Congress with petitions, phonecalls and other contacts all week long.


In addition to the hand-delivered letters, Grassfire will also be hand-delivering each and every signed petition as part of a massive grassroots effort taking place this Thursday.


Grassfire hopes to rally 1 million citizen contacts (petitions,faxes, phone calls, letters) this Thursday, coinciding with Rep. Michelle Bachmann’s call to join her in walking the halls of Congress and make sure the voice of citizens is heard.


Two ways you can help:


#1 — Ask your friends to sign the petition by going here:


All petitions received by 6am Wednesday will be hand-delivered Thursday.


#2 — Call! Call! Call!


Please call your two Senators and your Representative.  If they do not receive hand-delivered letters and calls and other communications from constituents, they will assume you support ObamaCare!


Rep. Shimkus    202-225-5271


Sen. Durbin     202-224-2152


Sen. Burris     202-224-2854


Or, call the switchboard and ask for your member of Congress:202-224-3121.


Be sure to tell your Senators and Representative that you live in their state or district.


We have posted more information at ResistNet. Go here:


This is the final countdown to the showdown over ObamaCare.
All hands on deck!


Steve Elliott, President


P.S. Please forward this message to your friends.
We simply must have millions of citizens engaged
THIS WEEK in this debate.
To send your hand-delivered letters,
go here:
For more on grassroots efforts:


+   +  +   +   +   +   +   +   +   +  +  +   +   +   +   +   +   +   + Alliance is a non-profit 501(c) 4 issues advocacy
organization dedicated to equipping our 1.5 million-strong network
of grassroots conservatives with the tools that give you a real
impact on the key issues of our day. Gifts to are
not tax deductible.


+ + Comments? Questions?




Do you get the feeling that THIS IS THE WAY TO TAKE AMERICA BACK?!!!


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Please check out these links from the Atlas blog post mentioned earlier:


From Palin:



The thing is that nobody wants this abortion of a rout. America has spoken and the autocrats in DC are ignoring the will of the American people. They are steamrolling over “we, the people.” The Democrats want to steal 1/6 of the American economy. This is what is so galling. People have to get organized and revolt against this oppression.

Here are the latest news updates on the Marxist assault on the American people, the American economy and the Constitution. This cannot stand.  


The Pelosi Health Care Bill: Facts and Finds Continued


It is 1,990 pages long so House Republicans and GOP leadership are still reading through the many details included in the Pelosi health care bill, unveiled last Thursday. We will continue delivering updates here on as more details are revealed. Be sure to check out our three previous entries full of facts pulled from specific pages of the bill. The nuggets of information included in these posts say a lot about what is included in the bill. Read reactions and statements from House Republicans on the bill here.  


Over 100 New Federal Bureaucracies Created in Pelosi Health Care Bill


Find some of my favorites here


Pelosi Health Care Bill By the Numbers (and there are A LOT of numbers you don’t want to miss out on)
House Leader John Boehner Delivers the Weekly Republican Address here.




For months we have all been working feverishly to make sure that government run health care legislation is not passed. We have done it all:We’ve yelled.We’ve called.We’ve emailed.We’ve written.We’ve rallied.We’ve even marched on the Capitol.


Still our cries and concerns have not been heard. We have cried tears of despair and shouted in frustration, but still many are not listening. 


We know you all are so very tired. We know that each of you work tirelessly each and everyday, trying to do your part, to make a difference.  Each of you has done a great job at speaking your hearts.


Some are calling for more angry protests, even storming the Capitol, but let’s not give the media another chance to falsely portray us as an unruly mob.




Together, with the doctors of Take Back Medicine and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, the Patriots of Tea Party Patriots Live, Resistnet, and the Tea Party Express, are going to STAND TOGETHER, speak from the heart, and remind Washington we will stand together to protect this country!


On Thursday, November 5th, Representative Michele Bachman (MN) will stand on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. She will be joined by other Members of Congress and many Patriots from across this country.  People will be traveling from coast to coast, to stand shoulder to shoulder with other Patriots in Washington this week.   We know most of you can’t get to Washington again so soon…..  So let’s join Representative Bachman and other Patriots by turning out at State Capitols and Congressional district offices across the country.


Instead of yelling or protesting, let’s sing “God Bless America” at 12:30 pm EST at every location across the country.  Let’s send a message that says “WE STAND TOGETHER!”




1.  GO TO U.S. CAPITOL at 12 noon EST


 If you can make it to D.C., stand up with the other patriots who will be standing with Representative Bachman.At 12:30, everyone will sing “God Bless America.”


After singing with Patriots from across this country, deliver handwritten letters to the Representatives telling them to VOTE NO on government controlled health care.




At 12:30 pm EST, at the exact same time around the country, in Washington, D.C. and at your local Congressional offices, join together and sing “God Bless America.”


After singing with Patriots from across this country, deliver handwritten letters to the Representatives telling them to VOTE NO on government controlled health care.


3.  GO TO STATE CAPITOL at 12 noon EST [11 am CST]


At 12:30 pm EST [11:30 CST], at the exact same time around the country, in Washington, D.C. and at your local Congressional offices, join together and sing “God Bless America.”


4.Twitter “We Stand Together” and use hashtag #killbill at 12:15pm [11:15].


You can update your location and progress throughout the day using Twitter hashtag #killbill.  Please send us your videos and pictures.  There will be live broadcasting of some events throughout the day.  You can broadcast your own event by using or


5. Call the White House (202.456.1414) at 1:00pm [12 Noon CST]

Tell the White House “We Stand Together.”


6.  Call your local Congressional office at 1:15 pm [12:15 CST].


You can find the number here or you can dial the Washington, D.C. Congressional switchboard (202.224.3121) to contact the DC office.

7. Email your Representative at 1:30 pm [12:30 CST].

You can email your Representative here.


More important links:



When the White House made its jobs creation announcement, none of the news media reported that another government program — immigration — completely wiped out any overall benefit for unemployed Americans. 


Your 3 Members of Congress need to be told repeatedly this week that the federal immigration program this year already has issued about 1.125 million permanent and temporary work permits to new working-age foreign citizens! 

All of us need to point out to every local newspaper, every Member of Congress and every one of our co-workers and family that the federal government has imported more than a million working-age foreign citizens this year to negate every positive impact the stimulus could have had for U.S. workers:

As President Obama’s FCC moves forward to impose burdensome Net Neutrality regulations on the Internet and just in time for Halloween, CFIF this week released the following illustration highlighting the intricate web between the Obama Administration and Google, a leading supporter of Net Neutrality. The illustration raises the question: Is Net Neutrality merely a trick on Internet users or just a treat for Google’s welfare?   


Google’s Spider Web of Ties to the Obama Administration
Obama’s FCC and Net Neutrality – Merely a Trick on Internet Users or
Just a Treat for Google?



November 3, 2009 Posted by | (Definitely Not) Free Markets, (Un)Limited Government, Action Alert, Agenda of the Left, Citizen Patriotism, Constituional Issues, Culture, Family, Govt Oppression, Leftists Criticize Conservatives, Life with Big Brother, MSM Disinterest, propaganda, Wake Up, WordPress Political Blogs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Continental Congress 2009

What Is Continental Congress 2009?

Tradition, Necessity & Legal Process Merge 
For two weeks in November, delegates representing The People of the fifty states will join together in the tradition of the Founding Fathers and their Continental Congress of 1774. Continental Congress 2009 will convene as a national assembly of We The People and attest to the increasing abuses of our Governing Documents. Together, we will decide what peaceful, legal steps can be taken to bring about compliance with our Freedom documents. Learn more…

Our Nation Is Out of Control

Constitutionally, Economically, Ethically & Legally
Billion dollar bailouts, federal spending into debt that enslaves our children, trillions spent on wars in places most Americans can’t find on a map or tell you why we are there, the Bill of Rights — intended to protect our God-given individual rights as a free people — now ignored on a daily basis, have eroded our Republic. Learn more…

Your 1st Amendment Solution Denied

All Three Branches of Government Refuse to Respond 
Brave Americans have done their duty as free men and women and exercised our most profound 1st Amendment right “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” For 14 years and counting, Bob Schulz and the We The People Foundation for Constitutional Education have been serving Petitions for Redress to the Judicial, Executive and Legislative branches of our government. The lengthy record of these unanswered grievances and violations makes CC2009 necessary.

Continental Congress 2009 Give Me Liberty Money Bomb

What Can I Do?

The Constitution Does Not Defend Itself.  There are many ways you can revive our Constitution right now!

Toll Free CC2009

Perfect for non-computer types!
Four minutes explains it all.

Code 9

Send This Letter (or one like it!)

To the Editor:

Bailouts, layoffs, foreclosures, social decay, family destruction and endless wars. Most don’t know it but virtually every problem that America now suffers is the direct result of violations of the Constitution by our (servant) government. Finally, there is hope! This November, publicly elected citizen-delegates representing the People of each state will convene at a national assembly known as “Continental Congress 2009.”  The purpose of this historic event is to formally document the violations and develop strategies the People can employ to peacefully resist tyranny and restore Constitutional Order.
It’s time to hold our servant government accountable and reclaim the Light of Liberty. Learn more about CC2009 and the true power of Popular Sovereignty at

Find your local media outlets by zip code and send this letter NOW!

PLEASE do something now for our beloved country.  Thank you!   ~getdclu

October 24, 2009 Posted by | (Definitely Not) Free Markets, (Un)Limited Government, Action Alert, Citizen Patriotism, Constituional Issues, Culture, Fiscal (Ir)Responsibility, Govt Oppression, Wake Up, WordPress Political Blogs | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Petitions to Recall Senators

In Perpetuum Rights blog has drafts of Petitions to Recall United States Senators. 

These Recall Petitions will be a main topic at the Continental Congress 2009 for the Delegates to vote on as a solution to our Governments refusal to answer our Petitions for Redress of Grievances.

Jerry James Stanton (“Unalienable”) is the patron and creator of the petitions, and as such needs financial support.  Please visit to learn more about this fantastic constitutional site!

…The We The People Foundation for Constitutional Education and We The People Congress have well discovered the reality of the present “intrencehed power” that has demonstrated that “the ways of reform are closed” and “it cannot be dislodged by legal means…” and thus the call of a Continental Congress is well at hand with legal options closed.
The work of these Petitions for Recall of U.S. Senators well fits into the function and purpose of the Continental Congress 2009, and as this author has found in the Constitutions of so many States, it is clear:
“…frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is absolutely necessary to preserve the blessings of liberty.”

“All power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety and happiness; for the advancement of these ends they have at all times an inalienable and indefeasible right to alter, reform or abolish the government in such manner as they may think proper.”

“rights … ought never to be violated on any pretence whatsoever.”

Do you want a Revolution?

You have been living in one and suffering under it for over 100 years.

Do we want to undo Liberty?


We do not want a Revolution.

We do not want to violate the principles of our constitution/fundamental law. Our government has been doing enough of that, and such action cannot bring about it’s return, except perhaps the exile and banishment of the Revolutionaries in government and their families, and friends, from our beloved Nation, FOREVER.

Such action appears to be reasonable in the end, and in keeping with the right “to alter, reform … the government in such manner as they may think proper”, so that the diseased thought of the Revolutionaries/Tyrants has no home in this Nation ever again.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Illinois Petition


We, THE PEOPLE, the SOVEREIGN ELECTORS, FREEMEN, and INHABITANTS of the State of Illinois, in accordance with our Unalienable Rights forever protected by the Constitution of Illinois (1818), do so hereby COMMAND the immediate Recall of the two U.S. Senators of for the State of Illinois and thus THE PEOPLE, Dick Durbin and Roland Burris, without replacement of by the Governor, and continued vacancy until conclusion of a Special Election by THE PEOPLE, for the causes negligence as well as their endorsement by vote of unconstitutional acts, in violation of their Oath of Office to Protect and Defend the Rights of THE PEOPLE, as secured by the Constitution for the United States of America, resulting in corruption of the currency, manipulation of Markets, Corporate Bailouts, permanent losses of Industry, foreclosures, social decay, family destruction and endless wars.
We, the undersigned FREE PEOPLE as the Sovereigns of the State of Illinois (Evert Romein v. General Motors Corporation, 462 N.W.2d 555, 436 Mich. 515 (1990) Brickley, J. (concurring)), being of age of election and possessing the Rights and Duties as Electors of Illinois in concurrence with the Organic Constitution of Illinois:
Constitution of Illinois (1818)

Adopted at Kaskaskia in convention, August 26, 1818.


THE people of the Illinois territory, having the right of admission into the general government as a member of the Union, consistent with the constitution of the United States, the ordinance of congress of 1787, and the law of congress approved April 18th , 1818, entitled “An act to enable the people of the Illinois territory to form a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such state into the Union, on an equal footing with the original states, and for other purposes;” in order to establish justice, promote the welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to themselves and their posterity, do by their representatives in convention, ordain and establish the following constitution or form of government; and do mutually agree with each other to form themselves into a free and independent state, by the name of the State of Illinois…


That the general, great and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and unalterably established, we declare:


1. That all men are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent and indefeasible rights; among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, and of acquiring, possessing and protecting property and reputation, and of pursuing their own happiness.
2. That all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety, and happiness.
18. That a frequent recurrence to the fundamental principles of civil government is absolutely necessary to preserve the blessings of liberty.
19. That the people have a right to assemble together in a peaceable manner to consult for their common good, to instruct their representatives, and to apply to the general assembly for redress of grievances.
22. The printing presses shall be free to every person, who undertakes to examine the proceedings of the general assembly or of any branch of government; and no law shall ever be made to restrain the right thereof. The free communication of thoughts and opinions is one of the invaluable rights of man, and every citizen may freely speak, write, and print on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty.
in admitted concurrence with the founding Ordinance forever governing the Rule of Law and Rights of Michigan, which is part of the Organic Laws of the United States of America:
Northwest Ordinance (1787)
Section 14.


Art. 2. The inhabitants of the said territory shall always be entitled to the benefits of
representation of the people in the legislature…”
Art. 3. “… their property, rights, and liberty, they shall never be invaded or disturbed
and in concurrence with the Organic Law of the United States of America setting forth the purpose and function of government:
“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, 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…”
Declaration of Independence (1776),
“The Organic Laws of the United States of
America.” (Title 1 United States Code)
even as recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court as the Law of the Land:
“As in our intercourse with our fellow-men certain principles of morality are assumed to exist, without which society would be impossible, so certain inherent rights lie at the foundation of all action, and upon a recognition of them alone can free institutions be maintained. These inherent rights have never been more happily expressed than in the Declaration of Independence, that new evangel of liberty to the people: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident’ — that is so plain that their truth is recognized upon their mere statement — ‘that all men are endowed’ — not by edicts of Emperors, or decrees of Parliament, or acts of Congress, but ‘by their Creator with certain inalienable rights’ — that is, rights which cannot be bartered away, or given away, or taken away except in punishment of crime — ‘and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and to secure these’ — not grant them but secure them — ‘governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.’
Butchers’ Union Co. v. Crescent City Co., 111 U.S. 746, 756, 4 S.Ct. 652 (1884) J. Fields concurring
and in concurrence with the legal fact and reality that our UNALIENABLE Rights are antecedent to any government of the United States of America and Illinois, that they can never be redefined or muzzled:
“His rights are such as existed by the law of the land long antecedent to the organization of the State, and can only be taken away from him by due process of law and in accordance with the Constitution.”
Hale v. Henkle, 201 U.S. 43, 47 1905
and in concurrence with the legal fact and reality that our antecedent Rights can never be adversely effected or taken from us by any votes of any majorities within and without legislative bodies, elections, and constitutional amendments:
“The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One’s right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections. ” (emphasis added)
West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette,
319 U.S. 624, 638 (1943)(Opinion, J. Jackson)
hereby the undersigned Sovereign Electors of Illinois reassert their UNALIENABLE RIGHT OF SELF GOVNERNACE as we seek to instantly alter and reform our government by this least intrusive means of the immediate recall and stripping of Representative and Official Duty, Capacity, Pension, and Benefits, and the immediate arrest of the United States Senators from Illinois by the Names of:
Dick Durbin
Roland Burris
in accordance with the RIGHTS of THE PEOPLE preserved forever at the 9th Amending Article (1789) to the Constitution for the United States of America (1787):

The enumeration in the Constitution of certain Rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the People.”
for the following Causes comprising of violations of Oaths of Office and the Rights of THE PEOPLE of Illinois, by over-reaching the limited authority of the Congress in their participation in legislative mischief and willful misrepresentation to the Rights and Liberties of THE PEOPLE of Illinois.

Ignoring the First Amendment to the Constitution for the United States of America by multiple times on multiple issues, ignoring the Petitions of THE PEOPLE of Illinois sent to their Offices on the subjects of:
The War Powers Act – Unconstitutional surrender of the power of THE PEOPLE and abuse of THE PEOPLE by stripping from Congress the sole power to declare War and bringing the nation to ruin with endless war.
Second Amendment Infringement – Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE by all sorts of Gun Control statutes taxing, regulating, and criminalizing Rights of the People to be armed in manners that are protected under the Second Amendment which includes only weapons/devices of military purpose. (U.S. v. Miller, 59 S. Ct. 816, 818 (1939))
Income Tax – Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE to endlessly feed the Federal Government, by the progressive taxation of the American Worker depriving him of his ability and freedom to provide for his family without fetters upon his productivity, and a violation of an unalienable Right (West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette, see above).
“The right to follow any of the common occupations of life is an inalienable right; it was formulated as such under the phrase “pursuit of happiness” in the Declaration of Independence, which commenced with the fundamental proposition that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” This right is a large ingredient in the civil liberty of the citizen.”
(italics, the Court’s; bold emphasis added)
Butchers’ Union Co. v. Crescent City Co., 111 U.S. 746, 762, 4 S.Ct. 652 (1884) Justice Field Concurring, joined by JJ. Bradley, Harlan, and Woods
Federal Reserve – Unconstitutional surrender of the power of THE PEOPLE and abuse of THE PEOPLE by elimination of true and non-inflationary standards of exchange of Gold and Silver as required by Article I, Section 8, Clause 5, of the Constitution for the United States of America, and thereby exposing THE PEOPLE to ruination as the fruit the mischief of government, as shown by the U.S. Supreme Court in Craig v. Missouri, 29 U.S. 410, 430-434 (1830), fomenting the demand for ever cheaper illegal labor causing unchecked Immigration policies to be a matter of economic necessity.
USA Patriot Act – Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE by forced numbering and identification of the FREE PEOPLE of America, invading their Privacy, constructing the foundation for a surveillance society in violation of the 4th Amending Article to the Constitution for the United States of America, as well as secret trials and proceedings in violation of the 5th and 6th Articles of same, and building a network of secret prisons to house an additional 2 million or more people under the cover of Department of Homeland Security and/or Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Illegal Immigration – Unconstitutional neglect of duty to THE PEOPLE of America by failure to secure the borders of America from unchecked immigration, and enacting or threatening enactment of laws relaxing immigration laws that reward those who enter the nation illegally and scoff at our laws.
North American Union – Unconstitutional neglect of duty to THE PEOPLE of America by failing to investigate and hold hearings after Petition of the People, regarding the Executive Department efforts to merge the United States of America, Canada, and Mexico into a Super-state Union like the European Union called the North American Union.
To the events of Cause I, the following federal cases are significant:
“Silence can only be equated with fraud where there is a legal or moral duty to speak or when an inquiry left unanswered would be intentionally misleading.” United States v. Prudden, 424 F.2d 1021 (5th Cir. 1970), cert. denied, 400 U.S. 831, 91 S. Ct. 62, 27 L. Ed. 2d 62 (1970) cited within U.S. v. Tweel, 550 F.2d. 297 (5th Cir. 1977)
Fraud in its elementary common law sense of deceit…includes the deliberate concealment of material information in a setting of fiduciary obligation”
U.S. v. Holzer, 816 F.2d 304, 307 (1987)
CAUSE II –Individual Regulation
Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE by enactment of Void Acts beyond Constitutional Limitations of the Commerce Clause and the Sovereignty of the State, that interfere with the individual unalienable Rights of the People in areas of a National Identification system, Family Life, de facto forced inoculation, Education of Children in a myriad of social and political matters while neglecting Education of the People regarding Habeas Corpus and the Sovereignty of individuals and their individual Rights, environmental laws infringing upon the Right to Private Property and individual’s access to Public Lands and Water.
CAUSE III – Unchecked Immigration
Unconstitutional neglect of duty to THE PEOPLE of America by failing to Secure the Borders causing an undermining of the Labor Market and increase in Welfare expenditures by the Government, thereby overburdening the public fisc.
CAUSE IV – De-Industrialization
Unconstitutional neglect of duty to THE PEOPLE of America by allowing the destruction of the Illinois and U.S. Economy by allowance and fomentation of the exportation of American Jobs by myriad of Acts and Treaties; including but not limited to Tax laws, the North America Free Trade Agreement, and the Central American Free Trade Agreement.
CAUSE V – Environmental Over-reach
Unconstitutional neglect of duty to THE PEOPLE of America by allowing the unconstitutional expansion of the Federal Government, in failing to enforce accountability over an Executive Agency unilaterally listing the gases WE THE PEOPLE exhale in order to live (CO2) to be a taxable pollutant.
CAUSE VI – Inflation
Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE by bailing out the Financial and Auto Industries with TARP funds created by the exponential expansion of the money supply threatening hyper-inflation of the U.S. Dollar and undermining its America’s stability and Sovereignty therein, and sitting idly by as corporations are nationalized.
CAUSE VII – War on Homes
Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE by interfering with, and thus inflating the Housing market of the United States of America by the creation of private loan providers Fannie Mac and Freddie Mac (having involvement and interest in 50% of the American Home Market).
CAUSE VIII – Government Foreclosures
Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE by having THE PEOPLE Bailout/Buy Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Nationalize) for over $100 Billion while allowing these Federal Corporations to evict the American People who have rescued these companies from bankruptcy by paying for their Bailouts/Purchase, thus increasing the ravages of foreclosure on otherwise stable homes, otherwise caused by the exportation of American Jobs at the profit of Private Corporations.
CAUSE IX – War on the People
Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE under the guise of Public Welfare through a War on Drugs, War against the free exercise of the Second Amendment, and War on impoverished non-custodial Parents by the creation of the Child Support Industry causing Incarceration of non- violent Offenders swelling U.S. Prison Population to 25% of world’s Prisoners being in U.S. imprisoning 2.2 Million men for Prison Industry, further undermining Private Sector Jobs, employment, and wages.
CAUSE X – War on the Jury
Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE, by neglect of duty to THE PEOPLE of America, by allowing the destruction of the Right, Duty, and POWER OF THE JURY (a power of THE PEOPLE hated by the Judiciary since even before the Trial of William Penn) by the Judicial Branch of the Federal Government, as exhibited by the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Pattern Jury Instructions displaying that the Judge is not to tell the Jury that it has the Right and Duty to Try the Law and void the law in the case if seen as unconstitutional.
CAUSE XI – Unlawful use of the Military and Establishment of Standing Armies
Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE, by neglect of duty to THE PEOPLE of America, by allowing the use of the Military and Private/Incorporated (Municipal and State) Paramilitary forces on U.S.A. Soil for crowd control/Security, Police Investigations, Policing of Streets, surveillance/security checkpoints, threatened inoculation checkpoints, drug searches/interdictions, all under guise of the Public Safety, Security, and Health.
Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE, by belief of the accused that they possess any sort of power over the individuals of THE PEOPLE to implement any number of federal government programs under guise of public benefit to cause them to be numbered, marked, chipped, and placed into a national identification system, and being subject to arrest of Liberties and criminal penalty of incarceration for failure to comply with the particulars of such types of programs.
CAUSE XIII – War on the Family
Unconstitutional expansion of power of the Federal Government and abuse of THE PEOPLE by fraudulently named legislation interfering through federalization of the private matters of Family by the Violence Against Women Act creating a separate and unequal application of law to a special class of People in violation of the Constitution, despite present research showing that women initiate 51% of Domestic Violence and children are more than twice as likely to be killed by their mother than their father, thereby undermining the Patriarchal and societal structure of Family, which created and gave life to the State.
WE ARE THE PEOPLE of America and Illinois.
WE ARE THE GOVERNMENT by every definition of LAW.
WE ARE therefore the GOVERNMENT that is being and has been usurped and assaulted by the above complained of acts of Mixed War under guise of Government that was to serve us, and all other means of remedy have been blocked by government in violation of our UNALIENABLE RIGHTS secured by the 9th Amending Article (1789) to the Constitution for the United States of America (1787).
The above named Senators, having taken no actions to Defend and Support the Rights of the People Secured by the Constitution they swore to uphold (Article VI, U.S. Constitution 1787), and taking multiple unconstitutional actions against the Unalienable Rights of the People and the Security of this once Free Nation, in areas of concerned included but not limited to the above stated realms…are thereby in violation of Federal Law at Title 18 United States Code § 1341 et. seq. covering Honest Services Fraud, as they have not remained faithful and honest to the limitations of their authority under the design of THE PEOPLE by OUR Fundamental Law.
We the undersigned Sovereigns of Illinois hereby demand of our Governor and/or his Executives, the immediate recall of the two U.S. Senators above, and announcement of a new Free and Open Special Election for their replacements, completely open to Third and other Party Candidates without financial and Party restrictions that have plagued and infested our Election Process which keeps any actual choice from THE PEOPLE. Same action must be taken within forty (40) days of presentment of this Petition for Immediate Recall, pursuant to the Magna Carta.

We the undersigned Sovereigns of Illinois so COMMAND the reassertion of OUR Unalienable Rights preserved and reserved to us an our progeny, FOREVER:

___________________________ _____ _____________________________
Name                                              Age     Address

October 24, 2009 Posted by | (Definitely Not) Free Markets, (Un)Limited Government, Action Alert, Citizen Patriotism, Constituional Issues, Culture, Fiscal (Ir)Responsibility, Govt Oppression, Wake Up, WordPress Political Blogs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty?

The Minnesota Free Market Institute hosted an event at Bethel University in St. Paul on Wednesday evening.  Keynote speaker Lord Christopher Monckton, former science adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, warned Americans to stop Obama from signing a ‘global climate treaty’ at the climate change conference in Copenhagen in December that will ultimately surrender U.S. sovereignty to a World Government under the guise of helping the environment. (Hat tip sakerfa)

[Lord Monckton] has repeatedly challenged Al Gore to a debate to which Gore has refused. Monckton sued to stop Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Truth” from being shown in British schools due to its inaccuracies. The judge found in-favor of Monckton, ordering 9 serious errors in the film to be corrected. Lord Monckton travels internationally in an attempt to educating the public about the myth of global warming.

Click here to Lord Monckton’s entire 95-minute speech in which he utterly destroys the so-called ’science’ behind global warming. 

Click here to read a draft copy of the treaty.

Click here to sign a petition opposing cap-and-trade.


The more we learn of Obama, the more we collectively hit our heads against the proverbial wall with disgust.  He is SO the socialist-globalist and puppet of the likes of George Soros and the internationalists who wish to establish a World Government Dictatorship under the auspices of the United Nations.

If this international climate change treaty passes, Americans will have no choice but to pay a global climate tax that will be paid directly to the United Nations, at first the tax will be introduced to the public gradually such as a barely noticeable tax at the gas pump, which will later be increased once it has been officially established.”

“The Bilderberg Group has discussed this new global tax this year among many other things like creating a fast-but-painful depression to better establish a New World Order. The IMF, a United Nations entity has already declared itself the global central bank that will set regulations and issue a global currency to the nations. People like George Soros, IMF and the World Bank are betting against the dollar and with the help of the Federal Reserve will topple the dominance of the U.S. dollar in the world market to destroy the U.S. economy and force the global dictatorship on the western hemisphere.” (

“The New World Order is emerging with talks of a new global currency, a global climate tax, a global police force with access to a worldwide database of DNA, biometric and fingerprint records, an international gun-control treaty, an international criminal court treaty, the internet moving towards world government it’s crystal clear what is about to happen in this country.”

Article VI, 2nd paragraph:
“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.”

A Treaty would have to be made (and ratified) “under the authority of the United States”, and NO president has the authority to simply sign away our sovereignty.  NO Senate can do that either, and in any case it takes “2/3 of the Senators present” to ratify a treaty [Article II, Section 2], a political impossibility even under this Democrat-dominated Senate.  And can anyone imagine the Supreme Court allowing a treaty to strip IT of its judicial powers?  Hardly.  Yet, the Constitution is a stumbling block for socialists bent on increasing federal power and their stranglehold on our lives.

Patriots, heed these warnings and spread the word:

Jerome Corsi: America Will Be Sold To World Government

Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty, Claims British Lord 

What is the New World Order?

Russian Scholar Says US Will Collapse By 2010 – Re-Colonization of America Before 2011



October 18, 2009 Posted by | (Definitely Not) Free Markets, (Un)Limited Government, Action Alert, Citizen Patriotism, Constituional Issues, Culture, Govt Oppression, NWO, Politics, propaganda, Wake Up, WordPress Political Blogs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

DeMint: DC’s Titanic Deficit

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Sen. Jim DeMint: Washington politicians’ titanic lie

By: Sen. Jim DeMint
OpEd Contributor
October 2, 2009

If you watch C-Span for a while, you’re sure to hear a politician or pundit criticizing some idea by comparing it to “rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.” It’s a vivid illustration of the short-sightedness and futility of so much of what Washington does superficially to improve failed programs.

In Washington today, however, we are witnessing an unprecedented extension of the Titanic analogy: Both parties and both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue are focused on rearranging our deck chairs while there is still time to steer around the iceberg, if only someone would grab the wheel.

This week, the Associated Press reported that for the next two years, the Social Security system will pay out more money than it takes in. The story contained the following bizarre formulation:

“The deficits — $10 billion in 2010 and $9 billion in 2011 — won’t affect payments to retirees because Social Security has accumulated surpluses from previous years totaling $2.5 trillion. But they will add to the overall federal deficit.”

How can it be that Social Security has $2.5 trillion in reserves, but that a mere $19 billion shortfall will add to the federal deficit? Because the “surpluses” do not exist. The Trust Fund is empty and has been for years. There is no money in there; just IOU’s. That’s why the 2010-2011 shortfalls will add to the deficit – we don’t have the money.

The very concept of a Social Security Trust Fund is not so much a myth as it is a lie. For decades, Congress has raided the Trust Fund to pay for other government programs and used accounting gimmicks to hide the true size of the deficit.

Even at the end of the Clinton Administration, when the federal government was supposedly running a surplus, the national debt went up every single year. The surpluses were as imaginary as the Trust Funds.

So insatiable is Washington’s appetite to spend that the federal government has not only spent all the money it has, but all the money previous generations were thought to have saved, and now we’re working our way through the money future generations hope to earn. [emphasis mine and throughout]

What our government has done is a crime. And yet, almost no one in Washington – in either party – seems interested in the giant iceberg we’re steaming toward… Not when there are deckchairs to rearrange!

This year alone, the Senate has passed a $787 billion stimulus, a $350 billion Wall Street bailout extension, a $400 billion, earmark-infested omnibus spending bill, a $109 billion loan to the International Monetary Fund, $6 billion to federalize charities and pay volunteers, $3 billion for cash for clunkers, $400 million in corporate welfare to help tourism corporations advertise overseas, and a $4 billion bailout of the Postal Service.

(To see how your Senator voted on these Titanic Spending Bills, go to, a site I’ve created to hold senators of both parties accountable.)

And now Congress is working its way through 2010 appropriations bills that will increase spending 10-20 percent over last year. Those bills will include thousands of willfully wasteful earmarks, spending billions of dollars we don’t have.

And all of this is being done in a fiscal context that can only be described as terrifying. This year, Washington will spend twice as much as it takes in. The national debt is now as large as our entire economy, nearing $12 trillion borrowed from countries like China.

The long-term projected shortfalls for Social Security and Medicare alone are more than $100 trillion. Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn has warned that every child born in America today is burdened with a $400,000 bill to pay for federal programs in the coming decades.

It is in this climate – incredibly, maddeningly – that Congress and the president are trying to pass a health care takeover plan that will cost an additional trillion dollars in the near term, and orders of magnitude more in the long run.

And all along, the architects of this fiscal catastrophe are called “progressive” and compassionate, while skeptical taxpayers at tea parties and town halls are derided as crazy.

And thus comes the Titanic comparison full circle. You see, when our leaders finally run us into that iceberg, they know they will have seats set aside for themselves in the lifeboats. It’s the rest of us, our parents and our children, who will find ourselves locked in steerage, forced by our ruling class to pay for their sins, and go down with the sinking ship.

There’s still time to rescue the ship, but Washington is too busy fiddling with the deckchairs. To prevent catastrophe, the American people are going to have to take the wheel.

Republican Sen. Jim DeMint is the junior senator from South Carolina.

October 5, 2009 Posted by | (Definitely Not) Free Markets, (Un)Limited Government, Action Alert, Agenda of the Left, Citizen Patriotism, Constituional Issues, Fiscal (Ir)Responsibility, NWO, Politics, Wake Up, WordPress Political Blogs | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Alinsky Way vs. the American Way

The Alinsky Way Vs. the American Way
By Kyle-Anne Shiver
August 11, 2009

This excellent post on American Thinker spells out the difference between the churlish, childish, everyone-do-for-me Alinsky Way vs. the American Way of doing what it takes to make it right and best for one’s family and not asking for handouts.  Ms. Shiver hits an out-of-the-park homerun and many of the comments that follow are also worth the read.

The fundamental difference between the Alinsky Way and the American Way is so darned simple that even a first-grader, who has had decent parenting, understands it.  The Alinsky Way involves asking others to do for you that which you are plainly capable of doing for yourself, but prefer not to do.  The Alinsky Way is the purely childish method employed by tantrum-throwing tyrants of all ages, and has existed in one form or another since the beginning of time.  It is egocentric, childish human nature carried into adulthood and all the way to the end of life, as long as others are too weak to just say, “NO,” or too beguiled to see through this silly, selfish ruse.

If you should ever happen to see an able-bodied grown man in a homeless shelter, supping at the table of charity, while snapping photos with a $500 techno-gadget, you have most likely spotted an Alinsky acolyte.  If you should happen to see demonstrators carrying signs, obviously made in a professional sign shop, but the men holding the signs cannot read them, then you are most likely seeing Alinsky Way useful idiots.

The American Way, as we all know, is the do-it-yourself approach to life, which has been taught from toddlerhood to adulthood by every decent, upstanding American parent for more than 200 years.  Every conscientious American citizen understands down to his gut that the most essential ingredient to serving the common good is to take care of his own self first and foremost.  When a person takes care of himself, only then will he not become an unnecessary burden to his fellow citizens.

Those in the Democratic Party, who have adopted the Alinsky Way and thrown out the American Way, have done so with less than altruistic intentions.  Keeping citizens as little children, incapable of doing for themselves, is the way to winning their votes and keeping them dependent upon the power of the state, which Democrats hope to control now and forever.

As Robert Greene says in “The 48 Laws of Power” (hat tip to commenter Harlan Breslau)<!– Comment: #5 –>

The Laws
Law 1 Never Outshine the Master
Law 2 Never put too Much Trust in Friends, Learn how to use Enemies
Law 3 Conceal your Intentions
Law 4 Always Say Less than Necessary
Law 5 So Much Depends on Reputation. Guard it with your Life
Law 6 Court Attention at all Cost
Law 7 Get others to do the Work for you, but Always Take the Credit
Law 8 Make other People come to you, use Bait if Necessary
Law 9 Win through your Actions, Never through Argument
Law 10 Infection: Avoid the Unhappy and Unlucky
Law 11 Learn to Keep People Dependent on You
Law 12 Use Selective Honesty and Generosity to Disarm your Victim
Law 13 When Asking for Help, Appeal to People’s Self-Interest, Never to their Mercy or Gratitude
Law 14 Pose as a Friend, Work as a Spy
Law 15 Crush your Enemy Totally
Law 16 Use Absence to Increase Respect and Honor
Law 17 Keep Others in Suspended Terror: Cultivate an Air of Unpredictability
Law 18 Do Not Build Fortresses to Protect Yourself. Isolation is Dangerous
Law 19 Know Who You’re Dealing with. Do Not Offend the Wrong Person
Law 20 Do Not Commit to Anyone
Law 21 Play a Sucker to Catch a Sucker. Seem Dumber than your Mark
Law 22 Use the Surrender Tactic: Transform Weakness into Power
Law 23 Concentrate Your Forces
Law 24 Play the Perfect Courtier
Law 25 Re-Create Yourself
Law 26 Keep Your Hands Clean
Law 27 Play on People’s Need to Believe to Create a Cultlike Following
Law 28 Enter Action with Boldness
Law 29 Plan All the Way to the End
Law 30 Make your Accomplishments Seem Effortless
Law 31 Control the Options: Get Others to Play with the Cards you Deal
Law 32 Play to People’s Fantasies
Law 33 Discover Each Man’s Thumbscrew
Law 34 Be Royal in your Own Fashion: Act like a King to be treated like one
Law 35 Master the Art of Timing
Law 36 Disdain Things you cannot have: Ignoring them is the best Revenge
Law 37 Create Compelling Spectacles
Law 38 Think as you like but Behave like others
Law 39 Stir up Waters to Catch Fish
Law 40 Despise the Free Lunch
Law 41 Avoid Stepping into a Great Man’s Shoes
Law 42 Strike the Shepherd and the Sheep will Scatter
Law 43 Work on the Hearts and Minds of Others
Law 44 Disarm and Infuriate with the Mirror Effect
Law 45 Preach the Need for Change, but Never Reform too much at Once
Law 46 Never appear Perfect
Law 47 Do not go Past the Mark you Aimed for; In Victory, Learn when to Stop
Law 48 Assume Formlessness

You’d think they’d understand that we have their playbook by now…

September 3, 2009 Posted by | (Definitely Not) Free Markets, Culture, Family, Fiscal (Ir)Responsibility, Leftists Criticize Conservatives, Politics, WordPress Political Blogs | , , , , | Leave a comment

Seditious Czars, part deux – Commie Van Jones

God bless Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs because she consistently picks up on stories worth the read and fleshes them out nicely.

Obama’s Commie ‘Green’ Czar Van Jones: Republicans are “Assholes”

President Obama’s environmental adviser, Van Jones, was the main speaker at an anti-war rally that urged “resistance” against the U.S. government. (WND has more) (as I reported already).

It’s awful. Really vile stuff and then this: Green Jobs Czar: ‘White Polluters’ Steered Poison Into Minority Communities.

Glenn Beck: Van Jones — In His Own Words [1/2] [FOX News]

Glenn Beck exposed thisRead the full transcript here at Atlas Shrugs (a pun on Ayn Rand’s book, Atlas Shrugged in case you didn’t already know). 

September 3, 2009 Posted by | (Definitely Not) Free Markets, (Un)Limited Government, Agenda of the Left, Constituional Issues, Fiscal (Ir)Responsibility, Govt Oppression, Leftists Criticize Conservatives, Life with Big Brother, Politics, WordPress Political Blogs | , , , | Leave a comment