Category Archives: Collectivism

Concentrating My Efforts

I will not likely be blogging much here for a while as I need to put more effort into my other more focused blog, which really needs my attention.  I may cross post some of my better posts from this site to the other one, but I intend to get some more quality content written very soon for The War On Socialism.

Please check out that other blog:

The War On Socialism

It’s on, my friends.  Join us in the fight.

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

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Support for ObamaCare plunges to new low

From Rasmussen Reports:

Just 38% of voters now favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s the lowest level of support measured for the plan in nearly two dozen tracking polls conducted since June.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% now oppose the plan.

Half the survey was conducted before the Senate voted late Saturday to begin debate on its version of the legislation. Support for the plan was slightly lower in the half of the survey conducted after the Senate vote.

Prior to this, support for the plan had never fallen below 41%. Last week, support for the plan was at 47%. Two weeks ago, the effort was supported by 45% of voters.

Intensity remains stronger among those who oppose the push to change the nation’s health care system: 21% Strongly Favor the plan while 43% are Strongly Opposed.

Public support for socialized medicine has steadily eroded and has now hit its lowest point ever, dropping 9 points in just one week!  Any intelligent observer would have to conclude that while the 2008 campaign generalities and platitudes sounded nice to some naive people, now that Americans have gotten a good look at the reality of such a program they have decided that it is not in their best interest.

Given that, and the fact that the congress is allegedly comprised of our “public servants”, one would expect the House and Senate to drop the matter.  But they will not.  Why?  Because this is not about giving the people what they want.  This does not even have anything to do with a concern for the health care needs of Americans.

This is about the power and control that comes with government dependency.  Neal Boortz summed it up well today:

ObamaCare = Entitlement = Dependency = Control = Power

This is the biggest power grab in the history of the republic.  It is time for us to do some heavy lifting.  It is time for us to do our part to earn the right to share the label of American with people like Nathan Hale and Joseph Warren and Samuel Adams.

Let’s not let them down, my brothers and sisters.  Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country.

These statist bastards have no idea that they have truly awakened the sleeping giant.  Let’s make our forefathers proud.

We need a new congressional agency…

On my other blog I posted my idea for a new congressional agency, please give it a read.  Small preview:

The Congressional Constitution Office would be a mandatory part of the legislative process.  All legislation that made it through the House or Senate would require an addendum from the CCO analyzing exactly where the US Constitution grants the legislative branch of government the power to pass the particular legislation (please see the 10th amendment).  Rule changes stipulating that bills must be constrained to one similar topic would be required to make this work, for example no social program spending can be combined with a military appropriations bill, and would provide the side benefit of making the legislative sausage-making process more transparent.

http://waronsocialism.com/2009/11/18/we-need-a-new-congressional-agency/

 

Rick Perry: Obama “Hell Bent on making USA Socialist”

TX Gov Rick PerryThis is an administration hell-bent on taking America towards a socialist country.

If you disagree strongly with Gov. Perry on that assertion, chances are you are simply sympathetic to the socialism that Obama loves so dearly.  I do wonder whether you are a Loser Socialist (parasite) or a Benefactor Socialist (elitist self-appointed politburo member), but since both groups believe in slavery to the state the distinction is not that important.

If you feel that way perhaps you should go live in Europe for a few years to see how the standard of living compares and enjoy some of that socialized medicine rather than trying to push my country into that “only good for the losers and the rulers” misery of collectivism.

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.”
Winston Churchill

Churchill put it well, didn’t he?  And he might as well have been discussing ObamaCare .  With 85% of Americans happy with their health insurance, ObamaCare is just another case of trashing the entire system to be most conducive to the needs of the least ambitious, biggest losers in our society.  But everyone knows that this is not about health care at all but is instead about dependency and the power that it generates and cements.  Obama, Reid, and Pelosi do not care one bit about your health care.  They simply want to control you via the best means possible.  They are egregiously dishonest and power hungry statists.

Check out Gov. Perry’s short speech discussing what the Obama administration is doing in Presidio, TX with captured illegal aliens:

GOP House Call II

This is a bit late, but Marooned In Marin has a good wrapup of last Saturday’s House Call II at the capital.  I grabbed a couple of his pictures to show here but he has a lot more as well as some good video.

Can You Hear Us Now

Are you drinking tea or Kool Aid

Boortz reflects on Obama’s first year

[From NealBoortz.com]

One year ago today…

Yeah … that’s when the voters elected Barack Obama. If you’ve been scanning the Internet you’ve seen no shortage of news stories about disappointed – and sometimes disgusted – voters who actually thought they were voting for some type of wonderful change in Washington.

I think the retrospective on Obama’s first year should really be saved until the one-year mark from his coronation, not the election. I will say this … Obama has been far worse than I would have ever imagined. Any promises he made about transparency and bipartisanship in Washington have turned out to be a complete joke. He has shown absolutely no understanding of the role of capitalism and our free markets in the creation of our amazing standard of living in America. He has treated the Constitution as a nuisance rather than a blueprint for governance.

For many years I’ve been talking about politicians who believe that America’s greatness comes from government. Obama is the embodiment of that principal.

Others have said this .. but Obama is completely in over his head. This is a job he was simply not prepared to handle. He became president not on the basis of accomplishment, but on the basis of charisma and a well-orchestrated campaign. His election was a crowning achievement of our system of government education. He certainly has the potential of destroying this country as we know it. The ballot box still works … for now. I truly believe that 2010 may be the last chance we have to save our Republic from the likes of Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Rangel, Waxman, Hoyer and the rest of the statist crowd.

I agree with Neal.  I knew that it would be bad, but I was thinking Bill Clinton in 1993 bad, not Russia in 1917 bad.  I was naively hopeful in a post that I did on inauguration day, knowing that he would be a leftist but hoping that he would gain some sense.  Instead, Mr. Obama has simply shown himself to be an empty suit charlatan blinded by his slave-to-the-state ideology.

Make Mine Freedom

Bugs Bunny MinutemanIf you watch an old Bugs Bunny cartoon you will often notice something that seems absent in today’s offerings.  It’s patriotism and pride in America.

There was a time when the creative people in America who made cartoons and movies and television programs actually used their talents for good rather than evil, a time when that flavor of individual was still proud to be American and still appreciated the principles and concepts that made America great.  I don’t know when that line was crossed, when it became fact that almost all such people pine for theoretical collectivist systems that destroy freedom.  Perhaps it coincides with that time decribed by Ronald Reagan as when the Democrat party left him as opposed to the often-suggested opposite.

This brilliant 9 minute cartoon, titled Make Mine Freedom, was produced by John Sutherland in 1948 and does a good job of demonstrating the ism’s that claim to offer a utopia but in fact only destroy freedom and prosperity.  All of the points made in this timeless video are incredibly applicable now as Americans debate, and in some cases actively work to prevent, Mr. Obama’s stated intent to “remake” America.

In the video, a snake oil salesman who could easily be Barack Obama tries to sell his tonic of “ISMs” t0 the naive representatives of labor, management, and politics.  Before they readily agree to the contract trading their freedoms for security, another character representing the regular people implores them to have some sense and shows them what the results would be.

Big Hand of the StateWarning the industrialist about the future, the image is of the big Hand of The State throwing the man out of his factory, declaring:

The State is the supreme court.  Our decision is as follows.  No more private property.  No more you.

Then a line that could be taken from today’s news describing the tactics of the Obama administration:

When anybody preaches disunity, tries to pit one against the other through class warfare, race hatred, or religious intolerance you know that person seeks to rob us of our freedoms and destroy our very lives.  And we know what to do about it.”

One year.  Let’s keep our heads on straight and fight this holding action until we can take back our government.

The video closes with this statement:

Working together to create an ever increasing abundance of material and spiritual values for all, that is the secret of American Prosperity.

Do not let yourself confuse false security with freedom.