In the beginning of Charles Krauthammer’s No. one bestseller, “Things that Matter” he makes the point that even though the things that really matter are outside of politics, politics is what influences literally everything:
“While science, medicine, art, poetry, architecture, chess, space, sports, number theory and all things hard and beautiful promise purity, elegance and sometimes even transcendence, they are fundamentally subordinate. In the end, they must bow to the sovereignty of politics. You can have the most advanced and efflorescent of cultures, Get your politics wrong, however, and everything stands to be swept away. This is not ancient history. This is Germany 1933.”
And so, with an American President that is becoming a dictator, we face the same surmise. What’s even worse, is we could face future force from our own President, who is building an army to obey…just him.
He has fired over 100 of our top generals. The new ones WILL disarm us.
Obama is not just a lame President: He is a dangerous man.
Many of you that read me, know that I have been talking about this exponentially expanding Presidency for years now. FDR had it perfected. Bill Clinton armed North Korea AND China. Bush set up Homeland Security…TSA searches became the norm. Everything they do that is against the America people and the Constitution, is sold to the American people as necessary—- protecting us.
The people that are crying out against Obama’s tyranny will be targeted, and punished. Obama has said so himself. The IRS scandal, that our politicians did nothing about, is proof. Our military being trained to spot patriots as the enemies of America (who is Obama) is proof. What more do you need? Obama has abandoned all former allies and now arms the very people who kill us.
Yet, his comrade professors are crying out for another term. Will Obama become the final American President?
Let me tell you what frightens me the most tonight: ‘President’ Obama and his wife, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, and George W. Bush, all got on Air Force One to fly to Africa.
Have you seen any pictures yet? Have you heard ANY reports? Two opposing parties, three Presidents and one future…all on Air Force One…and what could they possibly be talking about?
Tell me…where are all the propaganda pictures? That alone shows secrecy. And that’s not good.
I’ll tell you what they are not talking about: our horrible school system.
Remember hearing then President George W. Bush, laughing when he said, “If this was a dictatorship, we could get more done. As long as I’m the dictator. HEHHE”?
That wasn’t funny….but that’s the corporate executive response.
Presidents don’t even use Congress anymore, and why should Congress care? They don’t even read the bills they pass. Presidents get their laws through the vast unconstitutional apparatuses of ‘departments.’ Obama is always complaining about Congress. He wants Congress…abolished.
Yesterday would be fine by him.
Go to the library, look in the reference books for government offices, and you will see THOUSANDS of them. In fact, half of the population works for the government, and that’s by design. If you have half the people dependent on that government paycheck and pension, the other half won’t be able to get the people that work for the government to stand up to them.
It’s simple—–they like to eat.
That doesn’t leave much of the private sector left to support them AND the 93 million people that are out of work.
Krauthammer is right. Politics can destroy a country. Obama is amalgamation of communism, socialism and fascism—all of which…needs a dictator. And a few men are finally speaking out: FINALLY.
Obama doesn’t care about the law. There is so much proof that he wasn’t even eligible to run, it’s almost a joke. He lets our men die on the battle field. He encourages race riots. He follows the communist playbook for overtaking a government: Create the problem—-Come in with the solution. And because American children don’t even KNOW what communism is, they just don’t recognize it.
That was by design too.
They are taking our wills. Our jobs. Our very lives with denying us doctors.
They are turning the screws. They are leaving us…hopeless.
The official White House pictures that come out of the Mandela funeral kiss-affair will be interesting to see…
So, what can we do? The Presidency can kill anyone without trial: he can ruin their lives with IRS audits: he can suspend ANY law: he can gather dirt on anyone on the planet: he can send them (our soldiers) into dangerous places on HIS orders, without protection, watch them die, and then remain blameless.
Obama actually has the greatest power ever held by one man in human history.
What we will be sure to see..is more staged pictures of Presidents who hold secrets none of us can even imagine…or would want to.
At this point in time, I’m sure even John Adams would agree (If he saw Obama today) that the Presidency should be taken down to just a man who gets his picture taken in the White House and gives diplomatic parties.
Stripped of all power. George Washington never had the power to kill American citizens at a whim. If we can’t impeach the man, call a Constitutional Convention and strip him of the power he is using now to destroy us all.
Our Presidents have become Kings.. and the American people HAVE to stop them…because, in the end, as I am sure Charles would agree—-
The things that matter most won’t matter anymore, if our politics are wrong.
With Nelson Mandela dying today, how about taking a look back on the British, who, although they abolished slavery with the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, they continued to act like “lords” in Africa, and have ‘slaves’ even though they didn’t call them that. I was curious about the British colonial rule, so I looked up some of the laws on Wikipedia tonight.
Here’s a list of Laws that helped kick it off.
- 1797: All Hottntots (slaves) moving about the country had to carry passes.
- 1806:, Cape Articles of Capitulations: the British colonial rulers were required to rule under Roman Dutch law, which gave them separation from British Common Law outside the British Empire.
1828: Hottentot Proclamation : Only blacks had to have passes for seeking work.
1835, Ordinance 1: Changed the nature of slaves to indentured laborers.
1848, Ordinance 3: Introduced an indentured system for Xhosa that was little different from slavery.
1892, The Franchise and Ballot Act: instituted limits based on financial means and education to the black franchise.
1894: Natal Legislative Assembly Bill: deprived Indians of the right to vote.
1905: General Pass Regulations Bill: denied blacks the vote, limited them to fixed areas.
1906: Asiatic Registration Act: all Indians must carry passes.
19th c: Various South African colonies passed legislation throughout the rest of the nineteenth century to limit the freedom of unskilled workers, increase restrictions on indentured workers, and to regulate the relations between the races.
1910, The South African Act: Enfranchised whites, giving them complete political control over all other racial groups while removing the right of blacks to sit in parliament.
1913: The Native Land Act: prevented all blacks, except those in Cape from buying land outside ‘reserves.”
1918: The Natives in Urban Areas Bill: forced blacks into ‘locations’
1923: Urban Areas Act: introduced residential segregation and provided cheap labor for industry let by white people.
1926: The Colour Bar Act: preventing anyone black from practicing skilled trades.
1927: The Native Administration Act: made the British Crown rather than the paramount chiefs, the supreme heads of all African affairs.
Apartheid was a bloody mess. Mandela, was by all accounts, was imprisoned for his fight to let the black people have their own country back. And after 27 years in prison, he won, and was elected President. Then…like George Washington, he left.
UNLIKE Obama, Mandela made friends with his enemies. Obama came out today, and made some lame speech. He was probably not too happy as his agenda for the next few days (fast food workers need more money, etc.) is going to be put on hold by Mandela’s death.
Nobody will be talking about Obama, and Obama didn’t need everyone comparing Obama to Mandela in their minds now, because he just can’t compete in that department.
On the other side of the coin, the British empire brought civilization and wealth to many areas of the world, who would still be in the dark ages if not for their influence.
Every rich person I’ve ever known, LOVES South Africa. I’ve never been, and probably will never go. But, if the white man hadn’t lived there all these years, would it have developed at all?
You have to wonder.
In the meantime, here in America, the black President is redistributing as much of the white man’s money as he can, to the poor blacks, and the rest of the world. That’s what he hopes will be his Mandela’ legacy. But Obama leads the blacks back down the road to slavery…
Then just don’t know it yet.
Nevertheless…Obama will try to hitch himself to that star, as every single American President has done. And here’s one of my favorite pictures of that idea!
Nobody Admits, I really don’t know much but what I read about Mandela. It could all be a fairly tale as far as I know. But…I do wish the man would have taught this current President a few lessons in humble. He could have helped the world…so…much…more.
This week we have two professors who, after years of studying, thinking, contemplating, teaching, and generally just having a hard time staying off various forms of crack, have decided to grace the world with two very astounding revelations:
In The Washington Post, Jonathan Zimmerman, a history professor from NYU, has written an article claiming that all of America’s problems would be solved–GET THIS–if only we would allow Barack Obama to run for a third term!
He wants to amend the Constitution and abolish presidential term limits.
Yes…amazingly enough, Professor Zimmerman is a HISTORY professor, and never learned that when you put a narcissistic Marxist into power, historically speaking, bad things happen. Hitler, Mao, Stalin…my eight grade teacher Ms. Barry….yes—-. people die, starve, and…. it’s not a pretty sight. And yet the good professor thinks we should get rid of term limits all together and let Obama serve as long as he keeps getting elected.
And you know what? I’m certainly glad these two professors decided to make these astonishing revelations in the same week, because Professor Zimmernan’s ideal fits perfectly with the next man’s revelations made by Professor——
Gene McCarthy. Not since Hitler declared the German race to be superior to all others have we had a man with such a fantastic discovery: The human race evolved from a pig and a monkey. Yes…it’s true.
To Athens geneticist Gene McCarthy, pigs used to conjure filth and greed. But after years of research into this species, McCarthy sees a kindred spirit. Pigs, according to his Hybrid Hypothesis published last month on his website, Macroevolution.net, helped create humans by mating with chimpanzees. As you probably know, pig heart valves and pig skin tissue are used in surgeries because of their compatibility with the human body.
Evidently Gene can’t PROVE this pig DNA…he’s just going by some his own common sense observations. I suspect he has been observing mostly human mating habits and Presidential behavior.
And this brings us to the obvious: Should we allow a pig/ape evolutionally subject even INTO the White House?
So who wins the Nobody’s Perfect award for the week? Professor Zimmerman’s idea that Obama should be allowed to stay in the White House as long as he wants? Or Professor McCarthy’s insistence that people’s ancestor’s are pigs and apes?
Neither: the Idea that trumps them both is that global warming is caused by man. It’s just about as stupid as thinking that we evolved from pigs and monkeys. Maybe some alien just happened to like to cook.
BUT…I suggest we all have an open mind. We might mix some DNA from Bill Clinton and Obama and see if we get an improvement. Or better yet, just put a sexy pig and a monkey in the White House…and bring them out on the 4th of July!
America, would be a lot better off.
I can just hear the conversations in the White House before this:
“Ah mom…do we HAVE to?”
Both of Michelle’s daughters looked bored to death. And notice, Michelle acted as if the tree was HER personal tree.. her attitude is, “Hey thanks for giving us such a big tree, right girls?” She put on a very short— “Okay now! Big tree…now you people GO AWAY!” speech.
She couldn’t help but be herself. Instead of, saying, “The American people appreciate this beautiful tree, and the tradition it brings in the spirit of the season.” Or something more high class, she made a sort of fake appreciation of the moment. No doubt, they are looking forward to the parties, but they all really want to get away. You can see it on their faces.
And speaking of them getting out in the world, millions of poor people (many of them black) all over the country right now are fighting in Wal-Marts for their big screen TV’s, (because they can’t afford them at any other time) are at this moment suffering the long lines, while the Obama’s will probably be going to Hawaii, after they get finished with all their holiday parties. Obama’s trips to Hawaii are always the most expensive to the taxpayers, but he doesn’t care. ”Let them eat Cup Cakes!”
Kelly Osborne had it right, when she was blocked for an hour from getting into her Beverly Hills home because Obama was at a private party at some basketball players house. She basically said last week that the Obama’s act more like Kings and Queens than the real Royalty in England.
But, as the great Obama once said, ‘You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.” I think it takes one to know one.
Nobody Thinks we have our first “White trash” family in the White House, no offense to the real white trash out there who are in a higher class than these two.
Harry Reid, by his own words, has just destroyed the ‘vision and genius” of our country’s founding document forever.
I hope the conservatives flash this video all over the country…today, Harry Reid, as Senate Majority Leader, did exactly what he SWORE he would never do–changed the rules of the Senate (rules that had been in place for over 200 years) to give Obama complete control over who he wants to put into very powerful cabinet positions. This gives more power to Obama. He can now put a full-fledged communist into whatever place he wants, and the ‘minority’ is helpless to protect the country.
Add to that, Obama calling reporters to the White House to ‘tell’ them how to report on all his tyrannical changes, and you’ve got a dictator.
Harry was pathetic today, saying he did this for the ‘middle classes’ and ‘rules are changed all the time’, and how unfair everyone has been to Obama…
So this is how they are going to implement their final global carbon tax, and while the republicans will do nothing but hope that this will give them more seats in the next election, if rules can be changed so easily, what makes them think there will even be one?
Look out…here come MORE taxes!
Who was the old lady taking pictures the day JFK was shot? And Mars has bubbles? Somebody sent this to me, and so I thought I’d share it. Yes, and they think they know EVERYTHING, don’t they?
Enjoy! And tell me what you think those bubbles are.
(Thanks to Anthony)
On the day that Kennedy was assassinated I remember they let us out of school early. I was sad to hear it, but more sad for those around me. Children were crying on the bus ride home. My parents, really didn’t have much to say about the event to my brother and I, because we had heard them talking many times about how they didn’t trust Kennedy. Both my parents were WWII veterans, and to them, Kennedy didn’t have the right war experience. He was a rich man’s son, was all show, and we had to dig bunkers in the back yard because the man was so incompetent.
Today, on all the Sunday talk shows, JFK was the top subject. All the pundits came to praise the man, and stayed to the historical record: Oswald was the lone gunman, and all these conspiracy nuts out there writing pages of conspiracy theories, are just that: conspiracy nuts. In fact, Bob Schieffer, on Face the Nation, went so far as to say Lee Harvey Oswald was a right-wing radical. And of course, Texas, where all those right-wing nut jobs live, was more responsible for his death than most anybody.
What? What does this tell us? Our media is state controlled and has been for decades.
Three men have come out with books on the killing of Kennedy recently, in order to take advantage of the 50th anniversary of his death: Bill O’Reilly, Jerome Corsi, and Roger Stone. Bill O’Reilly, takes the ‘Oswald acted alone” course which he always does, because he is part of the ‘insiders’ of Washington. But Corsi and Stone, have a different take, which is—-
LBJ, (that right-wing terrorist), was the man that killed Kennedy. (Along with the help of Dulles)
I had read this theory about 15 years ago. I had found a book at some old garage sale, written by LBJ’s lawyer. He admitted that he really thought, due to his legal associations with LBJ, and LBJ’s ‘admittance’ on his deathbed, that LBJ was guilty.
Good luck finding that book anywhere.
Last night on Coast to Coast, Roger Stone, the author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy, said this: LBJ was the man who had him assassinated, (because he was the man who would benefit the most) and he also concluded he killed Bobby Kennedy, and Martin Luther King. Nobody Thinks that most of the evidence that Kennedy was killed by his vice president, not only makes sense, but for so many prominent people to take the stance that our government would never do such a thing—is just such nonsense it borders almost on absurdity. It shows uncontestable ignorance of not only history, but human behavior.
But…the main goal is, and always will be— to protect the OFFICE of the Presidency at all costs. Lie, bully, cheat but protect that office to the point of death, because it represents what the office must have beyond a shadow of a doubt: complete legitimacy. The illusion of a perfect benevolent leader must never be refuted. And so this year, they brought in Tom Hanks to put out some strong propaganda to get those people who are actually thinking out loud in public—- to stop it. He made a movie about it: Parkland.
Stone says this on his website.
Now let’s circle back to Tom Hanks, who cared enough to capitalize on the 50th anniversary of the president’s death, but not enough to research what actually happened on Nov. 22, 1963. Parkland makes no mention of the strange wounds found by the emergency room workers, because this would be contrary to the autopsy performed under military supervision at Bethesda Naval Hospital. The grapefruit sized exit wound in the back of Kennedy’s head, described by more than forty witnesses, is also missing from the film. Even Tom Robinson, the mortician who prepared Kennedy for his casket, clearly indicated the large exit wound on the back of the head was “pretty much between” Kennedy’s ears. The Warren Commission went against the description of virtually every eyewitness and concluded that the back of Kennedy’s skull was intact, again concealing a shot from the front… Tom Hanks also followed suit.
At the time, the Secret Service was under orders, and the man at the helm was the one who gained the most from the president’s assassination: Lyndon Johnson. Lyndon Johnson ordered that the presidential limousine–which was in fact the crime scene–be immediately destroyed.
( Remember when Clinton ordered our Navy carriers to quickly get John Jr. plane out of the ocean and immediately destroyed?)
And so…if you realized that Kennedy was killed for political reasons, whether to stop him from getting rid of the Federal Reserve, or stopping our involvement in Vietnam, or to stop LBJ from going to jail, (He was by all accounts a big time criminal with ties to the mob)— you realize that the leaders of the Western world are no better than some communist dictators.
If they want to destroy their enemies, by killing them…they just do.
And if people believe that LBJ killed Kennedy, then anything is possible, is it not?
Nobody Thinks there were plenty of reason for the Royal Family to kill Diana. And JFK Jr. was going to run for Congress in New York, which would have prevented Hillary from running for President, because she needed that seat. The Clintons have a long line of mysterious murders in their past, which is ignored by all but the few.
And what about Jackie?—- That sweet, innocent, high society beauty? It’s Jackie’s reaction that always bothered me. If you ever listened to Jackie, she talked JUST like Marilyn Monroe, in that very fake raspy breath. I remember hearing her talking to LBJ one day on the radio, (not long after Jacks’ death) and it was almost as if she was giving him sex over the phone. It was astounding to me. Was she in on it?
Was she finally tired of Jack screwing everything in sight?
In the next few days, we will all have to go once again through the reels of the glamorized fantasy of what a great man he was, and conservatives will be pointing out the good things he did: like lowering taxes and getting us to the moon. And compared to Obama, Kennedy was a sweetheart. Despite the democrats milking his legacy every year because they need all the help they can get, the truth seems to be that LBJ had to get the help of the mob and the CIA to pull it off. Is it any wonder the tremendous PR they have created to guard the democratic party? They HAD to do it. It was a matter of survival to them all.
Jackie made sure that the real truth will not be looked till way beyond 2050— Too bad we can’t ask her why. And no one in Congress will ever look into it, because what IS important to our “state leaders” is the myth of the ever loving, caring, never hurt a soul –honest United State President, leader of the ‘free’ world, and that image remains untarnished. You know, they would never kill people.Especially a famous one.
Oh…yes—Stone worked for Nixon, and Nixon admitted that LBJ killed Kennedy, one night after he had a little too much to drink.
The question is: Do you believe him, or is this just another right-wing conspiracy? Many Americans are starting to wonder….
Ronald Reagan’s last farewell speech to America, which he gave in 1989 before leaving office, still brings tears to my eyes. You can see the love he has for America in his eyes. You hear it in his voice. Notice he talks about the “Reagan Revolution.” and thanks the men and women who helped him save America from the liberals of his day.
For those of us who lived through the Reagan years, Obama’s long speech today about how he messed up his website, was pathetic. Reagan left the country stronger. Obama, is leaving the country in tatters. I have never seen that love for America in Obama’s eyes, and never will. It’s just not there.
But, I wanted to say a little bit more about John Winthrop, who was the first governor of Massachusetts Bay. I can bet my old hippie bellbottoms jeans (still hanging in my closet) that Ronald Reagan had read John’s writings and knew that things didn’t always go easy for John. Many of the settlers and ministers didn’t get along, in the early days of America, and it was a big problem. So in 1635, they procured a meeting in Boston, with Mr. Cotton, Mr. Hooker, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Winthrop, and a man who was not fond of John at all— a Mr. Dudley. The meeting’s goal was to have a more firm and friendly uniting of minds, especially of Mr. Dudley and Mr. Winthrop.
They talked about what was upsetting them, and both parties explained themselves and admitted faults and then came to 8 conclusions, of which I will not list them all here, but the most important being, that they all agreed that IF differences fall out among them in public meetings, they shall observe certain rules:
“The magistrates shall be more familiar and open each to other, and more frequent in visitations, and shall, in tenderness and love, admonish one another (without reserving any secret grudge), and shall avoid all jealousies and suspicions, each seeking the honor of another, and all, of the Court, not opening the nakedness of one another to private persons: in all things seeking the safety and credit of the gospel. “
Yes, back then, there were actually civilized men that were in positions of power, and much wiser. Their religion had a great deal to do with this respect that they gave to each other, no matter what the liberals try to tell you about our “beginnings” not being based on God. Nonsense. Can you imagine what John would have thought of Harry Reid?
Oh…not many Muslims in those pilgrims— no matter what Obama says.
It’s clear that Ronald Reagan loved all men, and tried to honor the office of the Presidency with dignity and respect for even those who didn’t like him. Much like John Winthrop, he was a moral man, with great integrity, and wisdom…characteristics that once were as common to America as the trees that graced her land.
And by the way, where did John Winthrop get that quote about the “light on the hill”?
From Another great leader, you might recognize—
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”—Jesus, from the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:14-16.
The right of a nation to kill a tryant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.—John Adams
I am a BIG fan of Thomas Sowell, and I don’t think that I have ever read a piece by him that I could disagree with: But this week, Thomas sided with the progressive Republicans in saying that Ted Cruz did damage to the party by trying to defund Obamacare. Nobody has a different opinion on that matter, so Mr. Thomas, forgive me, but I must protest. (Read his article here.)
Thomas: The tea party’s principles were clear. But their tactics can only be judged by the consequences.
Nobody: Tell me Thomas, you are basically saying that the only time to fight for your principles is when you are sure to win that fight…right? I don’t think there were many men that signed the Declaration of Independence that thought America had much of a chance of winning that fight…and yet, they stood together on principle. You don’t win a fight with just one battle. Instead of attacking the one lone man who did, we SHOULD be attacking the rest of the men that didn’t stand, and that was most of our Congress.
Thomas: Since the tea party sees itself as the conservative wing of the Republican Party, its supporters might want to consider what was said by an iconic conservative figure of the past, Edmund Burke: “Preserving my principles unshaken, I reserve my activity for rational endeavors.”
Nobody: You reason here that because the democrats are in the majority, they can pass Obamacare and therefore fighting to defund it was “irrational.”
Irrational? If you know something is going to destroy America, do you stand aside because you don’t have the legislative power? That’s irrational. Your rationality depends on honest and fair elections, something that NO one has the power to verify since elections results are now done in Spain, in secret, and reported to an elite few. Where have you been Mr. Sowell? Vacationing? The whole process of our elections have been changed with technology. This is not the America you remember. Not to mention, the power of the Feds and the corporate lobbying. The ‘people’s voice is very little right now. We are being boiled like frogs.
Thomas: Most people outside the tea party recognized that defunding Obamacare was also beyond their power — and events confirmed that.
Nobody: Right…we knew we would lose, so don’t fight. We also knew that Obmacare had other nasty goodies in it—like establishing civil armies in our cities, and that it would doom us to poverty, and in many cases death, but hey, it will die of its own accord, right Mr. Sowell? With only a handful of men opposing it, why should we feel confident about that? We can’t. Ted Cruz looks like a hero right now with all the people losing their insurance. John Adams would have been right up there with him..
Thomas: With the chances of making a dent in Obamacare by trying to defund it being virtually zero, and the Republican Party’s chances of gaining power in either the 2014 or 2016 elections being reduced by the public’s backlash against that futile attempt, there was virtually nothing to gain politically and much to lose.
Nobody: Okay, what you are saying that since our principles are just, we should compromise them, in order for the progressive members of the party to remain in power. Right now, there is no public backlash against Ted Cruz. The public backlash is against Obama and his lies. You, dear sir, are still on page one.
Thomas: However difficult it might be to repeal Obamacare after it gets up and running, the odds against repeal, after the 2014 and 2016 elections, are certainly no worse than the odds against defunding it in 2013. Winning those elections would improve the odds.
Nobody: We have lost the last two Presidential elections with your kind of thinking. The power of the President trumps all of Congress at the moment. And the tea party will not vote for another loser, especially if they believe in Obamacare as Mitt Romney did. The Democrats will successfully smear all republicans because they are just better at it, and their people have been brainwashed by years of liberal education, and they are being supported by the government. This is all by design.
In the meantime, Mr. Sowell, people will die waiting for the RIGHT time to defund Obamacare. Tell me, if I have cancer, and lost my doctor, do I have to wait until 2016 to get my treatment? I could very well be dead. Does that matter to you? Or does the success of the ‘party’ matter more?
Thomas: If the tea party made a tactical mistake, that is not necessarily fatal in politics. People can even learn from their mistakes — but only if they admit to themselves that they were mistaken. Whether the tea party can do that may determine not only its fate but the fate of an America that still needs the principles that brought tea party members together in the first place.
Nobody: It’s just your opinion that the tea party made a mistake. From our side of the isle, because Ted Cruz was honest, and right to oppose this horrible death sentence to America, we are proud to follow his example. You’re the one making the mistake by siding with the progressive Republicans, who are run by the corporations and banks, and you have given in, probably to keep yourself employed. Don’t worry, Peggy Noonan did the same thing.
When Hitler was in power, would you have told the Jews to just wait to the next elections to protest?
Nobody Wonders what happened to Thomas Sowell great thinking cap, and if he will ever admit HIS mistake in taking political expediency to principle. Our founders didn’t wait, and one of the reasons our country has gotten to this horrible point, is because more good men did not stick up for principle. No, they WAITED until the NEXT election. They sold out their principles every single time.
You might want to live in a country like that Thomas, but I don’t.
You admit the tea party is right on principle, but wrong on ‘tactics.” I disagree, and probably because I have much more to lose than you.
Only time will prove which one of us is right.
Instead of copying and pasting some “Happy Veterans Day!” picture, I thought I’d share a little history to ponder…about what some vets did in 1932:
Our government has made a habit of not always honoring their promises…as we have all been witnessing with Obama’s lies and promises about how, ”You can keep your doctor, period.” But, imagine how the good American men felt during the last great depression, when the government refused to pay them what THEY had promised. Back then, there was no such thing as food stamps. But in 1932, millions of veterans of WWI, traveled to Washington D.C. to collect the ‘bonus’ that was promised to them eight years before. The men were tired of waiting, and the talk in Congress was to defer the payments until 1945. In 1932, 32,000 businesses failed, and unemployment was up to almost 25 percent. Two million people wandered the country setting up shacks called “Hooversville” because they blamed Hoover for their plight.
(This was before credit cards.)
Just like George W. Bush, when the market crashed, Hoover couldn’t stand by and do nothing, so Congress passed a massive income tax increase–from 24 percent to 60 percent. And they kept spending, just like today. (Obama is the biggest spender in world history.)
So the vets, who couldn’t find work anyway, took their families to Washington D.C, and built a small “Hooverville” around Pennsylvania Avenue near the Capital. They build an even bigger site on the outer reaches of the city and they called it Anacostia Flats. Over 25,000 people gathered there to take their claims that the government owed them. This protest came from all 48 states and the men were given food and free railroad passes from people in every state to help them get there.
Basically, they were all homeless, and starving.
Nevertheless–the people were peaceful…in fact, they had a commander in charge who rules were, ”No panhandling, no liquor, no radical talk.” They even set up a school, a newspaper, and a library..The people in D.C., rich and poor, took them food.
Then on June 15, the House of Representatives passed the bonus bill 211 to 176. The next day, thousands of veterans surrounded the Capital in anticipation —- but the Senate defeated the bill. For a moment, it looked like the veterans were going to attack the Capital.
But…they didn’t. Summer ran on, many went home, but over 20,000 were still there.
So, on July 28, Hoover ordered the police out. There were a few fights. One veteran lay dead, three policemen were injured. And then, General MacArthur, who had been training his troops for this moment, ordered his men to clear downtown of veterans. For the first time in American history, tanks were brought out into the streets, and 300 helmeted infantrymen, with loaded rifles and fixed bayonets, and gas masks, led by George Patton, cleared the streets.
From there they went out the camps and set fire to the camps.
Eisenhower (who was at the side of MacArthur) said MacArthur went too far.(Not the last time he disobeyed an order.)
Had he let it go on another week—-” I believe the institutions of our Government would have been severely threatened.”
FDR opposed giving the men the money, but after the event, he told an adviser that “this will elect me.”
Attacking the American Vets assured FDR election.
So, did the vets ever get their money? Yes. In June 1936, Harry Truman gave it to them. Almost $2 billion was handed out to 3 million WWI veterans.
Then in 1942, Congress passed the G.I Bill of Rights.. which, by giving vets education and loans to buy homes, built the middle class, whose consumption would power the postwar economy.
Apparently, the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security has ordered 750 million handgun, rifle, and shotgun rounds (in addition to the 450 million purchased earlier this year.(Add to this tanks and drones.)
Our police departments all over the country are being militarized.
Either they are expecting a full-fledged invasion, or more likely, a collapsed of the economy. Someday, the “promises” of pension rewards, welfare, and food stamps will run out.
And if you think that your government will NOT fire on its citizens,
They did it once before.
And if that isn’t a reason to thank a vet today, I don’t know what is. Someday you might have to depend on that vet for your very survival, to protect you from Obama’s generals…who are at this very moment, training their troops.