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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Roots of homelessness: Decline of boarding houses

This Christmas, many Americans did not get a chance to enjoy warm hot cocoa, presents and a good meal. Many were forced to sleep on the streets or in crowded shelters and missions. Throughout America many are feeling the pinch of the economic downturn. But liberals, with their medeling and their compasion for those who are evil and degenerate are to blame for much of the homelessness on our streets. In the past several years, affordable housing units in particular, boarding houses have gone into decline.

These places, flop houses, boarding homes, rooming homes, some just call them slums were homes for those who were too poor to afford a decent place. The tenants came from different backgrounds, students who needed a cheap place, those who were unable to be gainfully employed due to disability or mental illness or some other reason and those who were elderly. Every large American city had these places. But thanks to government regulations and a sharp increase in crime, these and other places that were once affordable are now disapearing.

There are several reasons for the decline of affordable housing units such as rooming houses. One of the largest is a declining growth of new housing. Liberals don't want developers building affordable housing units on prestene woods and fields inhabited by animals and plants so the ones we have now fill up and with the demand growing higher than the supply, they either become too expensive or not available.

Another is taxation on property. Landlords can simply pass those costs on the tentants. Then there is the fact that land lords can't evict trouble makers and they in turn destroy neighborhoods. Then the locals prevent new housing from being created and the problem becomes more out of control.

There are 4 cities in particular where the problem is felt most. Boston, Omaha, Denver and Los Angeles.

In Boston, over 96% of rooming houses in the city as well as neighboring Worcester and Providence Rhode Island have been lost due largely to criminal activity. In the 1980s, they were being converted by tenents into Meth labs, crack houses, brothels and became the residence of many hardened criminals. Thanks to liberals, landlords could not evict them or prevent felons from renting. The problem grew and the buildings were later shut down by the police and new buildings were blocked by NIMBYS who did not want criminals next door to them. The result is an explosion of Homelessness in the region. Massachusettes spends more money trying to combat homelessness than any other state. Boston is one of the homeless capitals of the nation with over 6000. Rivaled only by Seattle, NYC, Phoenix, San Francisco and LA.

The city of Omaha Nebraska also once had several rooming houses and affordable housing. The city landlords tend to charge heavy leases to would be tenants and many rely on boarding houses. Although landlords have more power to evict trouble makers, taxation has taken a toll. The city of Omaha is currently constructing a new stadium and to pay for it, it has leveled a hotel tax. Some boarding houses are also among the unlucky ones who are getting it. Boarding houses throughout the region face closing or higher costs. Some have fled to neighboring Council Bluffs Iowa to escape. This will no doubt push the cost of living up there as well.

Denver and Los Angelese is another good example of how environmentalism contributes to poverty. The city of Denver is stradled between the rockies and the great plains while Los Angeles lies within mostly open desert. The problem? Liberal environmentalwhackos don't want that wide open prestine field to be taken up. The ecology and well being of bugs and animals and the few trees growing matter more than the homeless. Denver and in particular LA have an explosion of homeless.

Los Angeles is considered the largest 3rd world city in America. in the county alone there are 80,000 homeless! Most are congregated in the areas of East central LA, and Mac Arthur Park with large encampments in Redondo Beach. LA also has the problem with out of control taxation and regualtion as well as a large influx of immigrants both legal and illegal that take homes and jobs away from Americans.

Here in Maine where I live the problem has also grown. Maine has the largest government and 3rd largest tax burden as well as massive environmental regulation. Because of this, new housing has been difficult to come across and with increases in property tax, the problem has gotten worse. 10 years ago it was easy to rent a home for 350$ or 420$. Now the homes cost at least 500$ and the price is growing steadely.

This holiday season, if you are among the many experiencing unemployment, homelessness, scratching and surviving and higher bills, thank Barack Obama and his Democrat commrades.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Battle of Blood River

Its the 170th anniversary of a pioneer story hardly anyone ever hears anymore. One of those stories about courageous men with nothing more than a bag of seeds, a hoe, hammer and musket, a pregnant wife and a horse come to stay. They fought off wild animals, hostile natives, outlaw bandits and other hardships to make the once desolate landscape a land of flowing milk and honey. The story you are about to read is one that hardly any American ever hears. Primarily because this story is not set in the wild untamed west of North America but in the wide open savannas of South Africa.

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Dutch established colonies in South Africa and Madagascar to supply trading fleets heading towards its colonies in Indonesia. South Africa became more than just an outpost terminus, but a land where people could flee persecution similar to North America. The early pioneers or voortrekkers as they were later called were French Huguenots, British Puritans and Dutch reformists. From the beginning there were many hardships in the colonies.

In addition to later incidents of racial intolerance that would later give way to Apartheid, there was a lack of resources. Settlers decimated local ecology and lead to the extinction of several creatures such as the Dodo bird and left Madagascar a wasteland. In South Africa, Christian sects clashed over interpretation of scripture and with hostile native tribes such as the Zulu. Furthermore, Great Britain made incursions into South Africa driving many of the Dutch colonists or Boers as they were known further inland into Africa's unexplored and untamed wilderness.



In the nineteenth century, the Dutch Boers, who had embraced puritanism began to feel more and more threatened by influences from the outside. The enlightenment and the rise of humanism which became even more apparent with the arrival of British colonists and administrators. The British blockaded the harbor at Natal and prevent shipments of food and ammunition from reaching them. This motivated the Voortrekers even more to settle further into Natal.



The greatest obstacle facing the Vorrtrekers were the Zulus, lead by a brilliant leader named Dingaan kaSenzangakhona. The Voortrekers sent their leader Piet Retief along with 69 men to negotiate with Dingane to settle in an area of Natal that encompassed the southern region of Zululand. Dingane agreed in exchange for aiding the recovery of stolen cattle from an opposing tribe. Retief was in high spirits at the prospect of negotiating a land deal for his people with Dingaan. The party arrived back at the royal Zulu capital uMgundlovu on 3 February 1838. On the following day, a treaty was signed, whereby Dingaan ceded all the land south of the Thukela River, as far as the Mzimvubu River, in the Transkei, to the Voortrekkers

On 6 February, Retief and his party were treated to a farewell dance by the Zulu impis. They were told to leave their firearms outside the royal kraal. Little did they know that Dingaan suspected that the Voortekers had withheld some of the cattle. Suddenly, when the dancing had reached a frenzied climax, Dingaan leapt to his feet and shouted "Bambani aba thakathi!" Or, "Kill the wizards!" Unarmed and outnumbered, the men were totally overpowered and dragged away to a hill called kwaMatiwane, named after a chief who had been killed there. Retief and his men were savagely executed.



After this, the Zulus launched a ferocious attack against Voortreker settlements. Over 500 men women and children were killed. The Voortrekers were not deterred and asked for help from Andreis Pretorius to leave Cape colony to come to their aid against Dingane. Pretorius like Dingane was brilliant strategist and knew all the tricks and traps of the zulus had such as ambushing riders in narrow canyons.

On December 15th, the voortrekers crossed the Buffalo river and scouts reported an incoming force of Zulus lead by Dungaan. One of Pretorius' lieutenants, suggested riding out the attack but he felt it might be a trap and knew they could not outrun the force so he chose to camp at the Ncome river for a rear protection. The ox wagons were circled into what was known as a laager between which there were several removable barriers mad The of wood to prevent intruders from entering. The men were armed with rifles and two cannons.



On the morning of December 16th 1838, the Voortrekers awoke to the sight of over 10,000 Zulu. "all of Zululand sat there" said one witness. Before the battle commenced according to tradition, the settlers had made a vow to God that if He should deliver them, they would build a church in his name and in the name of their fallen leader Piet Retief and commemorate the day as a Sabbath.

During the first phase of the attack, the Zulu repeatedly and unsuccessfully attacked the laager. The attackers were hindered by a change introduced during Shaka's rule, which replaced most of the longer throwing spears with short stabbing spears. The stabbing spear provided obvious advantages in close combat over its longer cousin. Still, the settlers faced a barrage of throwing spears which the Zulu could throw over 50 feet.

A Zulu eyewitness said that their first charge was mowed down like grass by the single-shot Boer muskets. This is because the Voortrekkers had brought the full power of the firepower they had by having servants reload other muskets, allowing a single rifleman and a band of servants to fire approximately a shot every 5 seconds. Mackenzie claims that 200 indigenous servants looked after the horses and cattle and helped load muskets. It was a rare moment in South Africa's racially tense history that black and whites fought in unity against a common foe.

After two hours and four waves of attack, Pretorius ordered a group of horsemen to leave the encampment and engage the Zulu in order to disintegrate their formations. The Zulu withstood the charge for some time, but rapid losses led them to scatter. They hunted the Zulus for three hours.

When it was all over, Bantjes recorded that about 3,000 dead Zulu had been counted, and only three Trekkers with minor to moderate injuries among them Pretorius who had injured his hand by a spear while pursuing the fleeing Zulu. Four days after the battle, the commando arrived at the Zulu Capital which had been deserted and burned. The recovered the remains of Piet Retief and the other Voortrekers and buried them near where the Voortreker Memorial is. It is also there where they built their church.

The day of the Battle December 16th is a national holiday in South Africa known as the day of the vow. After 1994, president Nelson Mandela declared it the day of reconciliation.

Military historians are baffled by the great victory. Many point out that although Dungaan was a brilliant strategist, he made several errors. One was that he had relied more on close combat than ranged. The other is that he chose to attack during the day instead of at night. The Zulus were superstitious about attacking at night and during cloudy or foggy days. Others point out that the Laager defense hindered attacks against the Voortrekers. The wagons obstructed much of their throwing spears and the barriers they establish blocked them from entering. Many also point out that 3000 dead Zulus were not large enough and that less were killed.

Many however, especially those descended from the Voortrekers view the victory as a miracle. One story by a woman who aided in arming the settlers told of a cloud that hung over the Laager that was glowing and a voice came out assuring her safety. She noted that as she gathered ammunition, spears rained down in every direction yet she was not harmed.

It should also be noted that 30 years later, a Zulu force less than half the strength that fought against the band oof settlers annihilated an entire British column of the 24th foot regiment on the hills of Islhandwana. The British militery, the most powerful at the time and armed with the most modern in weaponry stood no chance against 4000 zulus and their march towards Natal was stopped only by a small platoon in the trade outpost of Rorke's drift and due to an attrition of supplies and exhaustion.

In the opinion of this writer, it was indeed a miracle as with other battles in history where small numbers overcame greater force. The Battles of bloody river, the battles of the past and the future whether it is D-Day, Midway, Ticonderoga, Rorke's drift, the Six day War, Thermopyle, Jericho, Waterloo, Stalingrad, Mons, Hastings, Agincourt, or others, divine providence is one force that arm chair generals, warlords and military historians need not leave out in the final outcome of great wars and battles.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Thomas Jefferson on our national debt

Loading up the nation with debt and leaving it for the following generations to pay is morally irresponsible. Excessive debt is a means by which governments oppress the people and waste their substance. No nation has a right to contract debt for periods longer than the majority contracting it can expect to live.



"I sincerely believe... that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale." --Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1816. ME 15:23
"[With the decline of society] begins, indeed, the bellum omnium in omnia [war of all against all], which some philosophers observing to be so general in this world, have mistaken it for the natural, instead of the abusive state of man. And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:40


The Nation's Credit
"Though much an enemy to the system of borrowing, yet I feel strongly the necessity of preserving the power to borrow. Without this, we might be overwhelmed by another nation, merely by the force of its credit." --Thomas Jefferson to the Commissioners of the Treasury, 1788. ME 6:423

"I am anxious about everything which may affect our credit. My wish would be, to possess it in the highest degree, but to use it little. Were we without credit, we might be crushed by a nation of much inferior resources, but possessing higher credit." --Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 1788. ME 6:453

"Though I am an enemy to the using our credit but under absolute necessity, yet the possessing a good credit I consider as indispensable in the present system of carrying on war. The existence of a nation having no credit is always precarious." --Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1788. ME 6:455

"I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our Constitution. I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government; I mean an additional article taking from the Federal Government the power of borrowing. I now deny their power of making paper money or anything else a legal tender. I know that to pay all proper expenses within the year would, in case of war, be hard on us. But not so hard as ten wars instead of one. For wars could be reduced in that proportion; besides that the State governments would be free to lend their credit in borrowing quotas." --Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1798. ME 10:64


The Limits on Contracting Debt
"The term of redemption must be moderate, and at any rate within the limits of [the government's] rightful powers. But what limits, it will be asked, does this prescribe to their powers? What is to hinder them from creating a perpetual debt? The laws of nature, I answer. The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead. The will and the power of man expire with his life, by nature's law." --Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 1813. ME 13:169

"We acknowledge that our children are born free; that that freedom is the gift of nature, and not of him who begot them; that though under our care during infancy, and therefore of necessity under a duly tempered authority, that care is confided to us to be exercised for the preservation and good of the child only; and his labors during youth are given as a retribution for the charges of infancy. As he was never the property of his father, so when adult he is sui juris, entitled himself to the use of his own limbs and the fruits of his own exertions: so far we are advanced, without mind enough, it seems, to take the whole step." --Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 1813. ME 13:357

"Then I say, the earth belongs to each of these generations during its course, fully and in its own right. The second generation receives it clear of the debts and incumbrances of the first, the third of the second, and so on. For if the first could charge it with a debt, then the earth would belong to the dead and not to the living generation. Then, no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its own existence." --Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1789. ME 7:455, Papers 15:393

"[Using], for instance, the table of M. de Buffon, [it can be determined that] the half of those of 21 years and upwards living at any one instant of time will be dead in 18 years, 8 months, or say 19 years as the nearest integral number. Then 19 years is the term beyond which neither the representatives of a nation nor even the whole nation itself assembled can validly extend a debt... With respect to future debts, would it not be wise and just for [a] nation to declare in [its] constitution that neither the legislature nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt than they may pay within their own age, or within the term of 19 years? And that all future contracts shall be deemed void as to what shall remain unpaid at the end of 19 years from their date?" --Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1789. Papers 15:394

"The conclusion then, is, that neither the representatives of a nation, nor the whole nation itself assembled, can validly engage debts beyond what they may pay in their own time." --Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1789. ME 7:457, Papers 15:398n

"I suppose that the received opinion, that the public debts of one generation devolve on the next, has been suggested by our seeing, habitually, in private life, that he who succeeds to lands is required to pay the debts of his predecessor; without considering that this requisition is municipal only, not moral, flowing from the will of the society, which has found it convenient to appropriate the lands of a decedent on the condition of a payment of his debts; but that between society and society, or generation and generation, there is no municipal obligation, no umpire but the law of nature." --Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1789. ME 7:458, Papers 15:395

"Funding I consider as limited, rightfully, to a redemption of the debt within the lives of a majority of the generation contracting it; every generation coming equally, by the laws of the Creator of the world, to the free possession of the earth He made for their subsistence, unincumbered by their predecessors, who, like them, were but tenants for life." --Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1816. ME 15:18

"[The natural right to be free of the debts of a previous generation is] a salutary curb on the spirit of war and indebtment, which, since the modern theory of the perpetuation of debt, has drenched the earth with blood, and crushed its inhabitants under burdens ever accumulating." --Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 1813. ME 13:272


Saddling Posterity with Debt
"We believe--or we act as if we believed--that although an individual father cannot alienate the labor of his son, the aggregate body of fathers may alienate the labor of all their sons, of their posterity, in the aggregate, and oblige them to pay for all the enterprises, just or unjust, profitable or ruinous, into which our vices, our passions or our personal interests may lead us. But I trust that this proposition needs only to be looked at by an American to be seen in its true point of view, and that we shall all consider ourselves unauthorized to saddle posterity with our debts, and morally bound to pay them ourselves; and consequently within what may be deemed the period of a generation, or the life of the majority." --Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 1813. ME 13:357

"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world." --Thomas Jefferson to A. L. C. Destutt de Tracy, 1820. FE 10:175

"Ought not then the right of each successive generation to be guaranteed against the dissipations and corruptions of those preceding, by a fundamental provision in our Constitution? And if that has not been made, does it exist the less, there being between generation and generation as between nation and nation no other law than that of nature? And is it the less dishonest to do what is wrong because not expressly prohibited by written law? Let us hope our moral principles are not yet in that stage of degeneracy, and that in instituting the system of finance to be hereafter pursued we shall adopt the only safe, the only lawful and honest one, of borrowing on such short terms of reimbursement of interest and principal as will fall within the accomplishment of our own lives." --Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 1813. ME 13:360


A Tax for Every Debt
"It is a wise rule and should be fundamental in a government disposed to cherish its credit and at the same time to restrain the use of it within the limits of its faculties, "never to borrow a dollar without laying a tax in the same instant for paying the interest annually and the principal within a given term; and to consider that tax as pledged to the creditors on the public faith." On such a pledge as this, sacredly observed, a government may always command, on a reasonable interest, all the lendable money of their citizens, while the necessity of an equivalent tax is a salutary warning to them and their constituents against oppressions, bankruptcy, and its inevitable consequence, revolution." --Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 1813. ME 13:269

"Our government has not as yet begun to act on the rule of loans and taxation going hand in hand. Had any loan taken place in my time, I should have strongly urged a redeeming tax." --Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 1813. ME 13:273

"Of the modes which are within the limits of right, that of raising within the year its whole expenses by taxation, might be beyond the abilities of our citizens to bear. It is, moreover, generally desirable that the public contributions should be as uniform as practicable from year to year, that our habits of industry and of expense may become adapted to them; and that they may be duly digested and incorporated with our annual economy." --Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 1813. ME 13:359

"We should now set the example of appropriating some particular tax [for loans made] sufficient to pay the interest annually and the principal within a fixed term, less than nineteen years." --Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 1813. ME 13:273

"Interest, simple or compound, is a compensation for the use of money." --Thomas Jefferson to John Nelson, 1818. ME 18:300


Maintaining Good Credit
"I told... President [Washington] all that was ever necessary to establish our credit was an efficient government and an honest one, declaring it would sacredly pay our debts, laying taxes for this purpose and applying them to it." --Thomas Jefferson: The Anas, 1792. ME 1:319

"The English credit is the first, because they never open a loan without laying and appropriating taxes for the payment of the interest, and there has never been an instance of their failing one day in that payment." --Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 1788. ME 6:452

"Equal provision for the interest, adding to it a certain prospect for the principal, will give us a preference to all nations, the English not excepted." --Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1788. ME 6:456

"I deem [this one of] the essential principles of our government and consequently [one] which ought to shape its administration:... The honest payment of our debts and sacred preservation of the public faith. " --Thomas Jefferson: 1st Inaugural, 1801. ME 3:322

"There can never be a fear but that the paper which represents the public debt will be ever sacredly good. The public faith is bound for this, and no change of system will ever be permitted to touch this; but no other paper stands on ground equally sure." --Thomas Jefferson to William Short, 1792. ME 8:317

"It is not our desire to pay off... bills [of exchange in paper money] according to the present depreciation, but according to their actual value in hard money at the time they were drawn, with interest. The State having received value, so far as it is just it should be substantially paid. All beyond this would be plunder, made by some person or other." --Thomas Jefferson to the Virginia Delegates in Congress, 1781. ME 4:390, Papers 5:152

"I once thought that in the event of a war we should be obliged to suspend paying the interest of the public debt. But a dozen years more of experience and observation on our people and government have satisfied me it will never be done. The sense of the necessity of public credit is so universal and so deeply rooted that no other necessity will prevail against it." --Thomas Jefferson to William Short, 1814. ME 14:217


Freeing the Nation from Debt
"I consider the fortunes of our republic as depending in an eminent degree on the extinguishment of the public debt before we engage in any war; because that done, we shall have revenue enough to improve our country in peace and defend it in war without recurring either to new taxes or loans. But if the debt should once more be swelled to a formidable size, its entire discharge will be despaired of, and we shall be committed to the English career of debt, corruption and rottenness, closing with revolution. The discharge of public debt, therefore, is vital to the destinies of our government." --Thomas Jefferson to Albert Gallatin, 1809. FE 9:264

"There [is a measure] which if not taken we are undone...[It is] to cease borrowing money and to pay off the national debt. If this cannot be done without dismissing the army and putting the ships out of commission, haul them up high and dry and reduce the army to the lowest point at which it was ever established. There does not exist an engine so corruptive of the government and so demoralizing of the nation as a public debt. It will bring on us more ruin at home than all the enemies from abroad against whom this army and navy are to protect us." --Thomas Jefferson to Nathaniel Macon, 1821. (*) FE 10:193

"To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:39

"No earthly consideration could induce my consent to contract such a debt as England has by her wars for commerce, to reduce our citizens by taxes to such wretchedness, as that laboring sixteen of the twenty-four hours, they are still unable to afford themselves bread, or barely to earn as much oatmeal or potatoes as will keep soul and body together. And all this to feed the avidity of a few millionary merchants and to keep up one thousand ships of war for the protection of their commercial speculations." --Thomas Jefferson to William H. Crawford, 1816. ME 15:29

"Our distance from the wars of Europe, and our disposition to take no part in them, will, we hope, enable us to keep clear of the debts which they occasion to other powers." --Thomas Jefferson to C. W. F. Dumas, 1790. ME 8:47

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Imagine... No John Lennon.

December 8th was the anniversary of the death of Beatle John Lenon. Most of the world mourned the death of this man for his music but most of all for his views or I should say imagination. Well if we understood more about who he was and what he imagined, we would be celebrating rather mourning. Why? John's views were hostile towards the American ideals of individualism freedom and liberty and supportive of worldwide despotic communism at the hands of the New World order. His song Imagine was nothing more than a call for the destruction of America and religion and unity under a world wide socialist dictatorship.

We are already well on our way there. America, the last vestige of any kind of individual liberty is crumbling before our eyes. The past 18 years alone has seen the growth of tyranny of government and the loss of constitutional liberties. We are paying more and more for less and less for those who won't work, we are seeing our rights trampled on while criminals get away with murder, we see our business system crumble and give way to outsourcing, illegal immigrant job theft, over regulation and over taxation. Our morals have also taken a nose dive. Prop 8 may have passed in California and we may be taking back ground in some places but its still happening elsewhere. The values of the left that came about through the British invation and the hippies lead the way downhill.

Let us disect the meaning of the lyrics of Imagine and let us examined what Lennon stood for. John Lennon as we know was no friend of ours. Lennon was an open and avowed marxist who expressed his hatred for America and freedom and for America's independance. He is also notorious for airing blasphemy against Christ and the bible. He even faced deportation.

The song Imagine expresses just what he stood for:

Imagine there's no heaven,
its easy if you try,
no hell below us,
above us only sky,
imagine all the people, living for today.


In other words, imagine we were not accountable to a supreme being for our actions. Imagine we could go around doing drugs, getting drunk, commiting murder and other evil acts not to mention squandering our futures and our children's futures. Imagine living only for today! Well if there were no God we were accountable we could and avoid the consequences. Well, we ARE accountable to God for what we do in this life. We are required to protect the weak and down trodden, to safeguard liberty, to uphold the value of human life and leave this world as good as if not a better place than before to our descendants. Instead we now have an upayable debt, a nation that is becoming weaker and its all because we are living for today.

Imagine there's no countries,
It isn't hard to do,
nothing to kill or die for
no religion too.
Imagine all the people living life in peace


Imagine no countries. What is a country? A country is defined as a soverign and independant nation. Our country, is not just that but more, it used to be a nation of sovereign and independant individuals! Not anymore. We are no longer independant citizens but becoming world citizens of a worldwide collective. Not a very good one at that. Lennon also makes the mistake of believing that we have wars because of nationalism and religion. That can be a factor but if we look back that isn't the case. In the beginning in the days of Cain and Abel there certainly weren't any major differences like religion or countries, that didn't stop Cain from commiting the first murder.

The soviet Union was one big country without religion yet the governemt killed many people and many people died. Hardly anyone lived life in peace there. So atheism once again proves to be flawed as with Lennon's views.

Imagine no possesions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed no hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world

You can say that Im a dreamer
but Im not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one


Imagine no possesions. More like a worldwide collective where the state owns everything and everyone. Just like what Lennon advocates. Ironically Lennon was worth a ton of money when he died so he never practiced what he preached.

Lennon was criticized for his wealth during his Playboy interview but defended himself by pointing out how difficult it is to leave a materialist world behind once you are caught up in it and comparing this to leaving the Beatles:

PLAYBOY: "Why does anyone need $150,000,000? Couldn't you be perfectly content with $100,000,000? Or $1,000,000?"

LENNON: "What would you suggest I do? Give everything away and walk the streets? The Buddhist says 'get rid of the possessions of the mind'. Walking away from all the money would not accomplish that. It's like the Beatles. I couldn't walk away from the Beatles. That's one possession that's still tagging along, right? If I walk away from one house or 400 houses, I'm not gonna escape it."

Then there is his call for a brotherhood of man, where the world is one. Now I would have no problem with that if only the world government that they want us to submit to wasn't so anti freedom and anti Christ. The other problem is man's sinful and fallen nature that hinders this desire. No matter what the left does to obtain utopia on earth it is always a failure.

John Lennon wasn't a Beetle, he was a locust and I imagine there's no leftists, no atheism too where people live life in peace. Thanks to leftists like John Lennon and those who followed him who even now occupy our places of power, we have no peace.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Even more liberal fascism!

Well... I tell you what you gotta hand it to these liberals and Barack Obama, they claim conservatism is fascism yet they practice the exact same things they accuse us of.

First, concerning the article I wrote about City council woman Esther Kennedy, I don't know her exact party affiliation but its obviously Democrat, because I got a couple messages attacking me over it. They're like, Oh how dare you! Kennedy is a wonderful person! Shame on you you right wing fascists!

Second, my email box that I used for this blog has been overrun with spam and viruses. I don't think I'll be needing it anymore. None the less I got quite a few wonderful letters from the left that I can use in my next post about The tolerance of the left wing. Thanks also to those of you who enjoy my blog and for your letters of solidarity and ecouragement. Good thing I used a library computer and cyber cafe.

Third, I've been banned from a few chat rooms over my condmenation of Ron Paul accepting money from Neo Nazis and others. Guess even The Paulistinians can't be of use either.

Well thats it. Gotta love those Democrats!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Barack Obama's whacky supporters advocating fascism.

Recently a friend of mine from freerepublic came across a post on the Hillary Clinton forum that accuratley show the real agenda of the Obama administration. This person named I hate Bush wrote:

From Hillary Clinton Forum

Yesterday, 09:44 PM

Maddie Kaddison New Member = <100 Posts

Join Date: Sep 2008 Posts: 99 Poster Rank: #454

Obama's supporters scare me. Here is a comment I just read from this story (the story that Dean Reynolds of CBS wrote about Obama's "stinky" plane etc):

Quote: I support Obama, but I disagree on some major issues. One is that we need to use major authoritarian measures against wingnuts and theocrats to save this country. That in particular includes deprogramming institutions and a Gitmo like camp to deal with the worst wingnuts. These people should be removed from general society and need to be shut up.

I have believed this for years, but the behavior of the wingnuts at the McCain and Palin rallies further underscores the need to take harsh action against these people. Lincoln and FDR had to bend the Constitution at times, and I hope Obama has the guts to do so too to deal with these third rate creatures.

John McCain''s Something for Everyone Plan: Military draft for youth, SS benefit cuts for elderly, Middle Class destruction, stock market plunge for wealthy.

by IhateBush on Tue Oct 07, 2008 at 07:01:27 AM PDT

Now... Try and imagine if someone like myself posted that...

Also look back at my previous post on emails I got. from Liberal love letters to learn more.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Barack Obama and Democrats to terminate Free speech

In 2004 and 2007, Democrats attempted to quietly destroy the first amendment. With help from the communist Anti Defamation League, Democrats attempted to pass two bills that would have enacted speech code ordinances to silence free speech in the name of protecting "vulnerable minorities." This law would only protect certain classes of people while doing nothing to protect others. It would also have the potential of silencing dissent, muzzling public opinions on important subjects and preventing the spread of ideas. The bill quietly went through both the house and senate without a word by even republicans. Thankfully, president Bush vetoed both bills.

Similarly, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have tried to bring back an outrageous and equally fascist law called the fairness doctrine. Labeled properly by its opponents as the censorship doctrine, the bill would require that any discussion would require rebuttals with equal time.

At first glimpse many would say, well why not give them equal time? The problem is that rather than just a brief rebuttal, there would have to be a rebuttal with equal time. So for example, a radio network gives Rush Limbaugh one hour to talk about a certain subject, then they would have to give someone such as Al Franken or Amy Goodmen equal time to refute claims. Rush like most conservative pundits is a popular host with many advertisers who in turn bring in revenue for the network. Al Franken, Amy Goodmen and the majority of other liberal pundits are not very popular and therefore are not very profitable.

Faced with six hours of talk radio, half with many advertisers paying for slots on popular radio shows and the other half with few advertisers paying for air time, not to mention the fact they face numerous bills to pay to the government and for licensing and other communist regulations by the FCC, the owners of radio stations and networks would have to replace six hours of talk radio and discussion with six hours of music instead.

Its not just talk radio folks, religious programs would also suffer. A pastor who preaches a 2 hour sermon Christian faith would have to give 2 more to an atheist and vice versa. A civil rights activist preaching equality and justice would have to give equal time to neo nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen. The end result is a loss of free speech and an end to political discussion.

Radio and Television are not the only ones to suffer. It is suggested that this would lead to major regulation of the Internet as well. A blogger paying for a website about America's values of freedom and liberty would have to also pay for a communist liberal to spout his views of bigger government and control over our lives. Doing a website about a new religion, you must give time to a detractor.

There are other problems faced as well with the censorship doctrine. First of all, the doctrine can be selectively enforced. Liberals are not required to give equal time to conservatives but not the other way around. Consider that we the taxpayers pay for PBS and NPR which broadcasts anti Americanism, opposition to the war on terror and supports leftist dictators and Jihadists. There is virtually no opposition.

Second, what if there is no one available or even willing to do a rebuttal? No broadcast then.

Why is Talk Radio so popular?



Liberals just don't seem to get the fact that the reason conservative talk radio is popular because the majority of Americans crave it! No one wants to listen to an anti American Marxist like Amy Goodman denounce her own nation and freedoms that made it great, they want a patriot and someone who understands the virtues that founded this country.

Liberals need to realize that there are many mediums they have access to. They have NPR and PBS, funded by we the taxpayers. Theres also the Internet.

Localism: a back door for fascism



Barack Obama has discussed the use of another method that has not been enforced in 30 years, localism. Localism is the notion that local radio and television stations must meet the needs of the local population, specifically minorities and the poor. That means that communities made up of Democrat Welfare bums can shut up opponents of government waste and corruption in favor of Bolsheviks. A black preacher like Jeremiah Wright can advocate genocide against whites Chicanos and Asians but the later group can't even rebuke him because its "not in the best interest of the community."

On the other hand, Liberals can expect problems trying to broadcast in republican communities like Lubbock Texas, Silver City California, Tupelo Mississippi or Salt Lake city Utah.

The tactic is taken out of the pages of Karl Marx's communist Manifesto. One of his planks was the control by government of communications and publishing. This would ensure total control over the people and they would be forced to read and accept what the state says. The Nazis, (National Socialists)also practiced this. Hopefully we can take back America in 2012 and maybe get rid of the FCC and bring back free speech.