Monday, September 24, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
I wanted to discuss the state of the world. As a brief overview, these are the things that are really sticking out in my mind:
US/Russo relations are further strained by Russian response to European missile shield, and begin Soviet sorties over the Arctic ocean. They are also laying claim to the North Pole, dissolving their government, and instilling a strong sense of national pride in "youth camps". Sounds like the cold war isn't over... but I have to admit, Bush's foreign policies regarding Russia have been the protagonist in this epic play.
Iran is really being a pain in the rear... which is a double edged sword. The PEOPLE of Iran are unhappy with their leadership, like the US is with theirs... but the two governments are locking in to a war of words, and per Iran, a Final Answer (similar to the Final Solution of Hitler?) on October 12th. And the huevos that the Iranian President has, wanting to lay a wreath at the WTC Ground Zero site... really... like you would expect the US president to be allowed to lay a wreath at the old US embassy in Tehran in remembrance of the Marines killed and the hostage situation of the early 80's. PLUS, Iran has been working with Syria to mount chemical weapons onto missiles, pushing for nuclear weapons, and most likely trading nukes with North Korea. I was a little concerned about Iran before, but now I fear that war with them is inevitable... which is going to bulk up support for the government and eliminate any hope for change from the people.
Syria was just bombed by Israel for trying to smuggle nukes in from Iran. Of course Syria was the country of least concern, until the Nancy Pelosis of the world began visiting them and giving them any sort of legitimacy... now we are seeing assassinations by Pro-Syrians in Lebanon, inevitable war with Israel, and more problems in Iraq from the increasingly rogue country.
And I had a discussion with a liberal friend up in Washington State as I was visiting over the weekend. She was touting the Bush/McCain immigration "reform", i.e. amnesty plan. She was talking about how she was having construction done on her house, and the first group of union workers were crap, so they fired them and brought in (what were potentially) illegals, who worked longer hours for cheaper pay with better quality. My first thought was that the union guys are a product of the union environment... where you don't have to work long and/or hard to keep your job... you have strength in numbers and that trumps any working standard (I've seen this in action... ). Then she argued that we should work to build up Mexico so we don't have them running across the border. I told her that the problem with "world government mentality" is that the US becomes some sort of a nanny to the other countries. Our country ends at the borders, therefore our constitution ends at the borders, and our involvement should end at the borders. IF the Mexicans want a better living situation, go home and fix the problem. Please come back when, and only when, you plan to accept American culture and American Loyalty... but of course the liberal agenda has worked wonders in destroying American Culture... and expanding it around the world... so now borders are blurred, and it makes no sense that governments fight because "we are the people of one world"... well... needless to say it was an interesting conversation, and as I was discussing the issues I was being bashed for my views... a common liberal tactic. Of course if you try the same tactic you can expect a lawsuit or some crap like that. (In my humblest opinion)
Anyway... I have been gone, but I have not been uninvolved! I look forward to sharing some more ideas with you all more regularly now!
Monday, September 10, 2007
"[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the
liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He
therefore is the truest friend of the liberty of his country who tries most to
promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not
suffer a man to be chosen onto any office of power and trust who is not a wise
and virtuous man." - Samuel Adams
"The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful and
virtuous." - Frederick Douglas
"The American Constitution is remarkable for its simplicity; but it can only suffice a people habitually correct in their actions, and would be utterly inadequate to the wants of a different nation. Change the domestic habits of the Americans, their religious devotion, and their high respect for morality, and it will not be necessary to change a single letter in the Constitution in order to vary the whole form of their government." - Francis Grund
Sunday, September 9, 2007
With leaders like Sen. Craig trying to rebuke his own guilty plea... well, this is going to haunt us as we move ever so closer to 2008.
Perhaps the biggest problem that we are going to face is this: Incumbents usually win seats... so with Republican leaders announcing retirement left and right, as Sen. Hagel did today, it is looking more and more like the GOP is going to have an uphill battle in 2008.
Who do I blame? Well, I blame the conservative base. We have not been vocal and active in our civic leadership, and therefore our leadership has been able to run amok. I blame our party leaders, and our elected officials for bending to the pressures of the lobbyists, the big government industries, and the special interests. I blame our party members, leaders and all, for not recognizing the need to reach out to the younger generation and give the youth a reason to embrace values like personal responsibility, personal freedoms, small government, and an American culture.
In fact, our leadership seems to lack these traits themselves, so it is no wonder that the younger generation is embracing the "if it makes you happy it can't be that bad" lifestyle.
We have leaders who back big oil, and put their friends over loyalty to their country. We have leaders who preach small government but support laws that put the very constitution in jeopardy. We have leaders who are leading our social and moral values the way of the ultra left, and no one willing to stop them.
We have leaders who are living the Democratic Party lifestyle, but being held to Republican standards... at it is tearing the party apart.
The opposition is rallying their base as we speak for the 2008 election... Our candidate is still "Undecided".
What do we stand for? Do we care that this is the moment in history where the United States will be judged... The turning point.
The United States can go one of two ways... a virtually suspended constitution where a ruling class takes complete control of the government, on almost every level, turning the USA into a Federalist Socialist Republic. Or the people can rise up and say NO to a ruling class. Say NO to trampling the constitution. Say NO to a cultural invasion. Say NO to a Federalist centered government continuing to overstep their bounds, continuing a power grab. Say NO to living in a land of the ruled, home of the monitored.
We are at the brink of a civil war. I would actually argue that the war has already begun.
Either we win by solidifying our base... what do we stand for?
Or we lose... and we lose the United States with it...