Thursday, January 31, 2013

No to Hagel

In a time when America faces the continuing threat of jihad, the United States needs a Secretary of Defense who recognizes the threat of Islamism and knows what steps must be taken to defeat it, not a Secretary of Defense who thinks all the woes of the Middle East are because of the existence of Israel as the Jewish State. Chuck Hagel is the wrong man at the wrong time. We need a paradigm of strength and not an appeaser leading the Pentagon.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Watching Obama's Egypt

The Arab Spring that Obama hailed as an achievement and took at least some credit for continues to wreak havoc across the Middle East. Now the chaos enveloping Syria may be igniting in Egypt. The anti-Western and Jew-hating Muslim Brothers may already be losing their grip on power. Having the new government destabilized in Cairo might actually be good for the world, if a more moderate force replaced Morsi.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Perverting the Scouts

I was sickened to hear the Boy Scouts are considering removing their ban on homosexuals. I was a Cub Scout and enjoyed the experience. I would not, if I had a son, allow him to participate in a youth program with open homosexuals as I would fear he would be more subject to being violated by pedophiles and that homosexual adult advisers and homosexual boys would attempt to subvert the moral lessons of his home and groom him for homosexuality. I do not care what consenting adults do sexually but I will not permit immorality to be foisted on my family.

Grief and Injustice

A year ago today my Father Seymour Goodman became the victim of medical predation. Those we turned to to help him denied him that which is required to live. An intensive care unit was turned into an execution chamber, but unlike the rights extended to the most bloody-handed murderer, my Dad was granted no due process, right to appeal, or any chance at clemency. My Mother and I sought justice only to be turned away, first from our local prosecutor's office, only to be told the matter was "purely civil" and then by wrongful death and medical malpractice lawyers who declined to represent us because my Father's advanced age of ninety (90) made the cost of advancing the case more than we could recover. Powerful institutions can deprive individuals liberty and even life and have become a law unto themselves.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Simple Fiscal Solution

DC Democrat leaders are proposing raising either three dollars or one dollar in new revenue for every dollar of spending they agree to reduce. These are unnecessary complications that will only make agreement unpalatable to the Washington GOP and as my dear old Dad always said, "The only place complications are a good thing is in a watch". How about simply cutting that spending that is redundant or excessive in our bloated Federal budget and watch how much more money flows in to US Treasury coffers as our economy returns to free market dynamism. The government has plenty of tax receipts coming in; the problem our nation faces is because of an unprecedented level of Federal spending.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Drunk with Power

Barack Hussein Obama has been given a slap down by a Federal court for manufacturing recess appointments when the US Senate which has advice and consent as its Constitutional duty was not in recess. This rebuke by the judiciary will not slow down the pace of Obama's overreach to power no previous US President has sought to exercise.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Nothing Yielding Interest

Stocks are rising not because of some sort of unbridled optimism or confidence in where Obama is leading, but simply because bank deposits, certificates of deposit, and government bonds are not paying any significant interest. No doubt rising stocks are better for most than the alternative but in reality, our gains are now measured in inflated dollars.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Books by Covers

The proposed "assault weapon" ban is a farce. The gun prohibitionists have tried to conflate full auto military weapons with semiautomatic guns in the minds of the public. The pistols, rifles, and shotguns the leftists seek to prohibit fire one shot for each pull of the trigger, precisely like guns with a less menacing, less military appearance. Those who want to restrict our liberty want the gullible to think the government wants to keep Americans safe from machine gun-type weapons, which have been severely restricted for civilian ownership for decades. Tyrants generally do not seize all freedom in a single swoop but steal freedoms a little at a time.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Women at Risk

Long gone are quaint notions about purity and motherhood, and we are worse off for it. Now, Barack Hussein Obama is going to expose our service women to the horror of combat. I wonder if the Obamabots have ever considered that females in combat are subject to greater peril than men because if they are captured they may not only be tortured and killed like their male counterparts, but raped to cause pregnancy whereby they our forced to carry their enemy's baby. I wonder if the progressives making this ill-advised decision remember Lara Logan's Egypt sexual assault nightmare or the Indian medical student recently raped to death. Our abortionist-in chief simply does not care.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Deflated Not Defeated

Benjamin Netanyahu did not perform as well as expected in Israel's election. His party remained the largest in the Knesset but won less seats than predicted. In fact, Likud Beiteinu actually lost mandates, but this does not mean that Netanyahu will not continue to govern. He will have to find coalition partners but if he can not manufacture a majority, he is still in the best position to be asked by President Peres to form a caretaker government until new elections. A weakened Israel already in the world's least stable region only destabilizes the global situation that much more, so let us hope Israel resolves her electoral dissonance soon.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Nauseating Spectacle

Yesterday. Barack Hussein Obama delivered an "in your face" to the many millions of Americans who oppose his agenda. Obama was not conciliatory but instead insisted in his lip service to "working together" that Republicans concede. Given the weakness of the GOP leadership, Obama will likely win on the topics he emphasized in the inaugural speech, from his perception of "equality" which will mean the corruption of marriage by homosexuals, to having private industry attacked with further Obama measures to control man-caused climate change (which does not in reality exist), and in providing amnesty to illegal aliens which enough GOP moderates support that it will pass easily. The only area the DC Republicans may push back on is the gun banning effort, but I fear much of that will pass as well.

Monday, January 21, 2013

A Different Metric

US Presidents have measured their success in terms of peace and prosperity. Barack Hussein Obama may evaluate his performance differently. Obama is more interested in limiting the rights of US citizens than in creating employment opportunities and growing our private sector. Obama is aiming to regulate not only our industry but our private conduct right down to the light bulbs in our homes and the soda that we drink. He has no interest in fostering the germ of creativity that has made us exceptional among the nations. Obama does not believe in preserving the values of our Foundation but in completing the transformation of America into something Washington, Hamilton, Franklin, and Jefferson would not recognize.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

An Absolutist Inaugurated

Barack Hussein Obama has no interest in compromise. Obama figures he won, the GOP lost, and he intends to rule that way. On budgetary measures, immigration, and taking away our gun rights, Obama intends to impose his will. I wonder if Republicans in Congress will have the backbone to stop Obama's transformation of America. I fear they do not.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The High Ground

Barack Hussein Obama claims moral superiority in the attempt to limit gun rights. Obama contends that "if just one life is saved", the effort will have been a success. I would contend that lives will be lost because when the law-abiding comply with Obama, this will embolden criminals who will have ignored the new gun bans and will be that much less encumbered in committing violent crime because they know they will now have the firepower advantage over the citizens who have complied. There will be more crime if Obama truncates our natural rights, not less.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Chaos in Algeria

Algeria failed to protect foreign workers, refused to allow foreign special forces to conduct a professional rescue attempt, and then botched their own effort in a disastrous way. This is the kind of tragedy that can ensue when First Worlders try to lift Third Worlders out of their miserable circumstances. It is also what happens in areas where so-called "infidels" attempt outreach to the Muslim world. Western weakness was also manifest in allowing Algerian authorities to fail so utterly when in an earlier era, so-called "colonial" powers would have orchestrated a rescue or seen to it that security was sufficient that there would have been no hostage-taking in the first place.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Bin Laden's Legacy

When Osama bin Laden was killed, some of Barack Hussein Obama's flacks contended al-Qaeda was vanquished. What is happening with yesterday's hostage-taking and the continuing hostage crisis sadly proves al-Qaeda was not defeated but merely set back by the loss of its leader. I am not sure the loss of any particular planner or funder or combination of losses would put paid to the terror group because al-Qaeda is more than an amalgam of people, it is a nihilist mindset among Wahhabists that defies national boundaries and is impervious to reason.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Faster, More Furious

From the earliest days of the his administration, Barack Hussein Obama was trying to generate sufficient outrage against gun ownership that he and his cadre could further limit our gun rights. That is why the "gun-walking" scheme known as "Fast and Furious" was initiated by American authorities in the hope that there would be such carnage in Mexico that concerned Americans would demand a halt in the production and sale of semiautomatic weapons here in our own country. When that did not work, Team Obama sought another pretext to strike our gun rights. If you love liberty, do not let them succeed, because once they disarm you, you are at their mercy.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Biker Crashes

I admired Lance Armstrong. He was an inspiration to many, including my cancer-survivor mother. Armstrong has now admitted cheating and oh so sadly, has become a pariah. Never put your faith in public figures, they will always disappoint.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Taking Your Rights

Barack Hussein Obama does not have to send his minions out to physically take your gun away from you to have effectively stripped you of your rights. If you can not transfer your property, then effectively it does not really belong to you. Your firearms essentially are the government's if you need to ask for permission from government authorities to sell them, which is what background checks amount to if they are required for every formerly private sale. If magazines are banned, then magazine-fed weapons are useless. The main stream media dishonesty was demonstrated once again with a Kalashnikov being fired on full automatic in the lead in to an ABC News report on gun control today. That gun would be illegal for everyone but Class III license holders who had already undergone extensive background checks and payed an additional $200 tax. Once freedom is taken, that liberty may never be recovered.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Time to Defy

In large swaths of Pakistan and Afghanistan and in parts of Somalia and now Mali, providing a girl an education or attempting to administer a life-saving vaccine could mean death. These acts become taboo because they constitute revolt against the Wahhab brand of Sunni Islam, and they demonstrate that it is necessary to subvert an order when it becomes tyrannical.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

If You Drive

FOX Business warns owners of vehicles produced prior to 2012 that the government-approved "E15" gasoline blend will damage your engine and void your warranty. Car coach Lauren Fix explains the dangers here: The AAA agrees, do not ruin your fuel and emission system with this dangerous product.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Social Security Scam

Did you know that when the age to collect Social Security was established at sixty-five(65) that the life expectancy for women was sixty-one(61) and men fifty-nine(59)? In other words, people would have wages withheld supposedly for a pension that in all likelihood they would never live long enough to collect. FDR never thought there was a "lock box" for the newly collected monies but that he would have even more and ever more resources flowing into government coffers. I do though now think that once the citizenry believes that government has made a promise, and a portion of wages or salary has supposedly been held back from them and designated as what for most is a significant part of their retirement, that government must honor their commitment and fund that so-called "entitlement". I would much rather see Social Security saved and benefits given to people who paid their entire working lives for what they are receiving in retirement than to see dole-dwelling parasites be given government handouts from our Federal system into which they have never paid a cent.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Generate the Crisis

Remember when Barack Hussein Obama's former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." I do not think it is beyond Team Obama to manufacture turmoil as a pretext to move us further from our founding values. Obama despises those original liberties and is working harder than any previous US President to limit them.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Israel Must Act

Iran is developing nuclear arms to wipe Israel off the map. The United States has heretofore talked a good game about preventing the Islamic Republic acquiring an atomic weapon capacity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that under Barack Hussein Obama, particularly in light of the nominations of Chuck Hagel to lead the Defense Department and John Brennan to head the Central Intelligence Agency, that the US will not take any military action to thwart the mad mullahs. It is therefore left to Iran's primary but by no means only soon to be target Israel to act using force of arms to destroy the potential offensive nuclear capability that Iran has made a national project. The Jewish State has little time left to act before Tel Aviv is a glowing ember.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Obama's Harriet Miers

George W. Bush presumed his friendship with his White House Counsel Harriet Miers qualified her to sit on the US Supreme Court. Enough of America disagreed to force the withdrawal of the controversial nomination. Barack Hussein Obama and Chuck Hagel are evidently friends but that in no way makes Hagel the appropriate choice to be America's Secretary of Defense. I have called both my US Senators to ask them to oppose Hagel for that position and I urge my American readership to do the same.

Clean Air Fascism

Soon, you may not be able to have a fire burning in your own fireplace due to EPA regulation. I know this sounds ridiculous but who ever thought the Department of Energy predicating their decision on the myth of man-caused global warming would ban Edison's old reliable, safe fluorescent light bulb in favor or mercury lights so toxic that they have to be handled as a toxic material. The new tyranny to keep you from igniting your own firewood in your own stove or chimney may be seen here: Now it will be air pollution that our government claims to be saving us from when they are robbing us of our rights. As Reagan said, "the most terrifying words in the English language are:'I am here from the government and I am here to help'".

Monday, January 7, 2013

The Hagel File

Chuck Hagel is hard on Israel and soft on Iran, which pretty much mirrors Barack Hussein Obama's own positions. I hope Hagel's appointment to be the next Secretary of Defense is blocked, but I have little confidence that there is enough backbone left in the US Senate to thwart the President's desires on anything.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Framing Every Issue

The main stream media arm of Team Obama shapes the debate by way of manipulation and lies. Call something the "fiscal cliff" and that is a dire crisis that demands we immediately abandon reason and careful reflection and do whatever Barack Hussein Obama wants. Cast the attempt by the President and his cadre to take away the guns of the law abiding as the President (on the side of the angels, of course) versus the (evil) NRA. It is not the National Rifle Association that is under threat but our God-given natural right of self-defense that has been codified in the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights that our Founding Fathers recognized would always be a hedge against tyranny. The proper argument should be to ask why the President, his elite backers, and the establishment press want to steal natural rights from the common folk.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Depredation and Decadence

Our currency is not the only thing that has been debased in the United States. There now exists a penury of morality from the license of "hookups" in our high schools and colleges to the lies of politicians. We have Barack Hussein Obama in the highest office who wants to compel military chaplains to perform homosexual marriage ceremonies. We have Obama Care able to dominate our lives from the cradle to the grave, now even with the possible tie in to gun control with our own doctors compelled to act as agents of the state in an effort to disarm the public. We now live in an Orwellian, Huxleyesque dystopia where Nancy Pelosi will tell us what is in our bills only after they are passed and become law, where measures that could never garner support to become law are either "deemed" to have passed by Pelosi and her cadre or are simply imposed upon us by Obama's executive orders, and even our history is "manufactured" before our eyes with Democrat US House members who were not present photoshopped into the "official" picture of the Democrat women of Congress. Only shedding light on this leadership of lies can guide the US back to our founding truth which is essential to the freedom of Man.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Game Time Again

If the American people knew how DC politicians hoodwinked them yet again in the so-called fiscal cliff deal, going all the way back to when the "cliff" was crafted, they could not wait to "throw the bums" out of office. Unfortunately, that will have to wait two years until those US House members who voted for this outrage face opponents in another election.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Understanding Fiat Money

Stocks soared yesterday in the wake of the deal to avert falling off the fiscal cliff. While that is certainly better than stocks going down, the public needs to know about the real prospect of inflation or even hyperinflation that continues to be stoked by our government's unrestrained spending. A nation may grow apparent, nominal wealth while drowning itself in public debt. That is what America is doing whether or not we have alleviated momentary concerns about the fiscal cliff our politicians manufactured to further their deception of that portion of the citizenry that is gullible enough to fall for it. Everyone in the Weimar Republic and in Mugabe's Zimbabwe was a millionaire because the currency was so devalued. When it takes a wheelbarrow of cash to purchase a loaf of bread, it matters little what your stock price is. If some discipline is not imposed in government spending, then that is where the USA is heading.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Republican Rollover

In the fiscal cliff battle, the GOP ultimately was supine. Barack Hussein Obama basically achieved all he wanted in having taxes raised on "wealthy" Americans but did not cut spending in any real way. America's economic problems were not caused by a lack of government revenue but by excesses in government spending. The fiscal cliff debate produced a great victory for those who seek to spend the US into oblivion and does nothing to force government to behave responsibly.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

No Summer Soldiers

Saving our nation will not be easy. Deeply entrenched power stands against us, so the fight will surely be a hard one. We have no alternative though, because there is no other repository of freedom, storehouse of liberty, arsenal of democracy in this world but the United States of America as she was conceived by our Founding Fathers. There is no refuge elsewhere where patriots may flee, so we must stand our ground.

By Bread Alone

Those who we must resist are feeding the flames of class envy, stoking jealousy and senseless hatred. Some of our opponents even contend the Revealed Word needs a rewrite for our contemporary sensibilities. Those possessed of such hubris contending that government is able to spend money better than those that earn it and worse yet, that the Lord has become dated and passe are who we stand against in the coming year.

Unity of Purpose

There is a nucleus of authentic conservatism in the TEA Party. If we stand together in our support of liberty, united in our opposition those who would rob it, America can still be saved. To those with the proper reverence for our Founding Ideal, those who believe the creation and existence of the United States is Providential, 2013 offers the chance to fight for what we believe.