October 16, 2010

Aww, Libs Find It Unfair

Apparently some folks in Colorado became uptight about a billboard that was depicting Obama in various forms.  Here is the billboard:

Image: Billboard depicting President Barack Obama as a suicide bomber, a gangster, a Mexican bandit and a gay

Democrat, Martelle Daniels, of Colorado, finds the sign "racist" and "homophobic."  As we know, she could have just used the word " Republican" to mean the same thing, since that's what we are to them.  What's racist about this photo?  Is it because it has a black man on it?  If that's the reason, then take down any pictures of MLK too!  Is it racist because it is showing various types of people?  Is it racist because....you fill in the blank.  The only thing that's racist about this whole picture is the fact that someone finds it racist.  Racism in America is alive and well and it still holds its throne within the Democrat Party. 

Paul Snover, the artist behind the billboard, states the billboard will not come down until after the mid-term elections.

Now, where was the Democrat outrage over these??


September 30, 2010

James Buchanan and the Civil War, in Brief

...Spread the wealth is a modern gloss of a complicated economic and political issue. Here is in a nutshell the issue at hand. The federal government was wrestling with how to best generate revenue based on the commerce clause (it was clear at the time that the northern and southern economies were becoming increasingly divergent). The south primarily exported cotton(primarily to England) in exchange for European produced goods (read profit through tariff imbalance). The north was becoming a industrialized giant and they exported to Europe in exchange for hard currency (read profit through hard currency), the question was how to balance the import and export duties so that there was balanced trade that benefited the nation as a whole. Buchanan’s answer was to lower the import duties on imports. This benefited the south as they exported cotton and most of their economy was based on overseas imports in exchange for cotton. Thus, with the export duties held rather high, and Buchanan lowering the import duties to 20%, the economy of the north collapsed into depression, while the south benefited from the high export tariff that artificially inflated the value of their cotton. This was because the north was industrialized and there was very little importing of goods in the north because they produced domestically most of their needs. They in-turn were exporting to Europe and the far east as stated above, for the purpose of generating hard currency. This lowering of the import duties caused a flood of cheap goods to pour into the country which came close to destroying the north’s economy. This led to the depression of 1857.

Many contemporaries believed that Buchanan had pro-southern sympathies and referred to him as a “doughface” (a nineteenth century expletive that meant a northerner who supported southern issues). This came out of such issues which occurred during his presidency including the Dread-Scott decision, The Kansas- Nebraska act that led to a civil war before the civil war, and the tariff act, all of which were perceived to be pro-southern in their results.

As to the cause of the Civil war, every modern writer attempts to put some new spin on the causes. Some who are pro-southern write from the perspective of it being a War of northern aggression, while those in the north, refer to it as a War of rebellion. Modern scholars attempt to create some new cause for the Civil War that tends to denigrate the issue of slavery as being the primary issue. The truth of the matter is, when one looks at Buchanan’s state of the union address of 1860, and one reads the debates between Lincoln and Douglas in 1860, slavery was a central issue that led to the war. This is borne out by the central debating issues between Lincoln and Douglas was the issue of how best to deal with the slavery issue.

When war broke out, Lincoln narrowly and wisely defined the prosecution of the war, not as a war on slavery, but a war of re-unification. Lincoln introduced slavery as a central theme to the war in September of 1862, following the Union victory at Antietam. He did this primarily to keep England out of the War. England was the chief importer of cotton and was very pro- southern. They had funded and built several Confederate privateers (The most famous of which was CSS Shenandoah). It was feared that England would enter the war on the side of the Confederacy, but England was opposed to slavery. When Lincoln turned the war to a war to end slavery with the Emancipation Proclamation, England ceased open support of the Confederacy.

Increasingly, the issue of slavery became more and more as the focus of the war. Lincoln introduced all-black regiments in the war, and in April of 1865, ironically, the southern congress introduced a bill to form black regiments with the promise that any slave who fought in defense of the Confederacy would be freed. According to Richard C. Davis, in his book, Nine April Days, a single regiment of slaves was indeed seen marching through Richmond a few days before Richmond fell.

It could be implied that the southern legislature was willing to throw off slavery in exchange for an independent southern confederacy. Ironically, just a year before (an unrelated subject), Confederate General Patrick Cleborne was passed over a commander of the Confederate Army of the Tennessee because he advocated openly the freeing of slaves in exchange for service in the Confederate Army. Jefferson Davis passed over Cleborne, who was an extremely talented general and chose John Bell Hood, who succeeded in wrecking the army around Atlanta, and finally destroyed it at Franklin (where Cleborne was killed). Less than a year later Cleborne’s recommendations were being debated on the floor of the Confederate Congress...

September 26, 2010

A Historical Look At The Impact Of Christianity On American Politics

By Chris Dumford:

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here…" Patrick Henry

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God…” Romans 13:1

“Whatever America once was, we are no longer just a Christian nation…” Barack Obama

One of the most disconcerting things that I have recently noted in modern revisionist history, is the open denial by most secular writers of the impact of Christianity on American politics. This is mostly because secular writers do not understand theology and the underlying impact of theology on ideas and philosophies that drove past generations. 

The root theology that has driven the foundation of America is the escatological view that came out of the Reformation. This eschatological view was Post Millennialism.

I. Tenets of Post Millennialism.

Post Millennialism is based on a concept of Preterism. Preterism teaches that the events of the 70th week of Daniel were fulfilled during the New Testament period. Notice Daniel 9:24-27,

“Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate…”

According to the Preterist view, the seventieth week constituted a 7-year period fulfilled between 66 and 73AD during the Jewish revolt. The abomination of desolation occurred in 70 AD when General Titus captured Jerusalem and destroyed the Temple. According to the Preterist view, The Kingdom of God was both inaugurated and consummated when Jesus entered Jerusalem in His triumphal entry. Post Millennialism is largely a view based on allegorical interpretation of the Bible. According to this method of interpretation, Biblical phraseology is not literal but is representative of broader truths. Post millennialism teaches the following tenets:

1. The 1000 year millennial reign is representative of a long period of time that began in 33 AD and extends to today.

2. The promises of the Kingdom were removed from Israel and were transported to the Gentiles.

3. The church will usher in the return of Christ by evangelizing the entire world thus bringing in a spiritual utopia.

These tenets were the predominate view of the reformation church and the preachers of the Great Awakening that occurred in America in the 1740’s.

II. Post Millennialism and Its Impact on The American Revolution.

“Prior to the founding of the U.S., English Puritans believed that England was to be a ‘new Israel.’ They practiced a form of post-millennialism that caused them to be optimistic about England’s role as a force for righteousness in the world…” Major Brian L. Stuckert, US Army

A. In the 1740’s, a great revival broke out in the American Colonies. This revival was in reaction to what was perceived as dead spirituality in the Church of England. Men such as Jonathan Edwards, who preached to literally thousands taught that the Church of England was dead and that Christ desired to evangelize the world through a new nation of believers in order to usher in His earthly kingdom. Notice what Jonathan Edwards preached:

“ We may observe who they are that shall be united in thus seeking the Lord of hosts: the inhabitants of many cities, and of many countries, yea, many people, and strong nations, great multitudes in different parts of the world shall conspire in this business. From the representation made in the prophecy, it appears rational to suppose, that it will be fulfilled something after this manner:-There shall be given much of a spirit of prayer to God’s people, in many places, disposing them to come into an express agreement, unitedly to pray to God in an extraordinary manner, that he would appear for the help of his church, and in mercy to mankind, and pour out his Spirit, revive his work, and advance his spiritual kingdom in the world, as he promised. This disposition to prayer, and union in it, will gradually spread more and more, and increase to greater degrees; with which at length will gradually be introduced a revival of religion, and a disposition to greater engagedness in the worship and service of God, amongst his professing people. This being observed, will be the means of awakening others, making them sensible of the wants of their souls, and exciting in them a great concern for their spiritual and everlasting good, and putting them upon earnestly crying to God for spiritual mercies, and disposing them to join in that extraordinary seeking and serving of God…”

“In this manner religion shall be propagated, till the awakening reaches those that are in the highest stations, and till whole nations be awakened, and there be at length an accession of many of the chief nations of the world to the church of God. Thus after the inhabitants of many cities of Israel, or of God’s professing people, have taken up and pursued a joint resolution, to go and pray before the Lord, and seek the Lord of hosts, others shall be drawn to worship and serve him with them; till at length many people and strong nations shall join themselves to them; and there shall, in process of time, be a vast accession to the church, so that it shall be ten times as large as it was before; yea, at length, all nations shall be converted unto God. Thus (Zechariah 8:23.) “ten men shall take hold, out of all languages of the nations, of the skirt of him that is a Jew,” (in the sense of the apostle, Romans 2:28, 29.) “saying, We will go with you; for we have heard, that God is with you.” And thus shall be fulfilled…”

Edwards did not believe that America should rebel against England, he rather saw post millennialism as a view toward all nations, in that a revival in America would spread to England. The New England ministers took his views and narrowed them to America being the nation that would establish the evangelic light to the rest of the world. This theonomy led to the American Revolution being as much an evangelistic crusade as a fight for a new nation.

In a paper titled, “Uncertain Dawn: Millennialism and Revolutionary Ideology in the Critical Period, 1783-1792” by Stephen Marini of Wellesley College, Marini writes about the usurping of Edward’s Post Millennialism by New England Preachers that fomented the American Revolution,

“Up to 1775, Edwardsean postmillennialism sustained a moderate, gradualist political stance. Emphatically colonial, the Edwardsean strand continued to voice John Winthrop’s Puritan hope that New England, and by extension America, would complete Britain’s political perfection, not challenge it. With the outbreak of revolutionary war in 1775, however, millennial categories took another form, pressed into service as eschatological justifications for a rebellion judged "unnatural" only months before.

Samuel Sherwood’s now-famous sermon identifying the woman in the wilderness of Revelation 13 as the saved American remnant overshadowed by God’s righteous power has become, by Nathan Hatch’s analysis, the classic exposition of Patriot identification with millennial imagery. While such millennial enthusiasm undoubtedly propelled the Patriot cause, it is important to note that Sherwood consistently named the church, and not the rebels, as the object of God’s providential protection. In this ecclesial definition of the millennial kingdom, Sherwood followed Edwards, who quite deliberately refused to secularize his millennial vision.

For Edwards and his followers of the Revolutionary generation, preeminently Samuel Hopkins, the millennial reign was exclusively an ecclesiastical affair and not to be confused with American national aspirations. In this Edwardsean tradition, from which most alleged examples of political millennialism have been drawn, God saved the church, not the state, from the perfidious threats of Satan. Given the Reformed doctrine of the two kingdoms linking an elect church with a theonomous commonwealth, it was natural enough for New England ministers to conflate God’s church and the American cause, as they regularly did in Thanksgiving and Fast sermons during the war. But it is worth noting that this move secularized and contradicted Edwards’s own teaching, which insisted that God’s salvific action in history was directed solely to the elect saints…”

B. Post Millennial expressions in the writings of the early patriots:

1. Congressional Resolution October 1780: “It is therefore recommended to the several states to set apart Thursday, the seventh day of December next, to be observed as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer; that all the people may assemble on that day to celebrate the praises of our Divine Benefactor; to confess our unworthiness of the least of his favors, and to offer our fervent supplications to the God of all grace; that it may please him to pardon our heinous transgressions and incline our hearts for the future to keep all his laws that it may please him still to afford us the blessing of health; to comfort and relieve our brethren who are any wise afflicted or distressed; to smile upon our husbandry and trade and establish the work of our hands; to direct our public councils, and lead our forces, by land and sea, to victory; to take our illustrious ally under his special protection, and favor our joint councils and exertions for the establishment of speedy and permanent peace; to cherish all schools and seminaries of education, build up his churches in their most holy faith and to cause the knowledge of Christianity to spread over all the earth..”

2. Ezra Stiles, President of Yale College preached the following before Jonathan Trumbull, Governor of Connecticut, on May 8th, 1783.

“I shall enlarge no further upon the primary sense and Eternal accomplishment of this and numerous other prophecies respecting both Jews and Gentiles, in the latter day glory of the church. For I have assumed the text, only as introductory to a discourse upon the political welfare of God’s American Israel; and as allusively prophetic of the future prosperity and splendor of the United States. We may then consider.What reason we have to expect that, by the blessing of God, these States may prosper and flourish into a great American Republic; and ascend into high and distinguished honor among the nations of the earth. To make thee high above all nations, which he hath made in praise, and in name, and in honor…”

III. Post Millennialism and The View of Christians Toward Politics.

"We have reason to hope that the time is at hand when the kingdom of God shall come with power, and all the people of this poor heathen land shall know Him, from the least unto the greatest…” John Wesley

A. 21st century American Christians fall into three camps regarding politics. The first camp believes that Christians should stay out of politics altogether. This is the view of the Amish. The second camp believes that America should be changed from an evangelistic point of view by measured involvement within society and the political realm. This is the view of the fundamentalist churches. The third view believes that America should be changed from a largely political and social point of view. This view stretches across the fundamentalist churches and includes many denominations. This tension between groups has at its root the collapse of postmillennialism and its impact on American politics.

B. Progressive Post Millennialism was the belief system of Woodrow Wilson who founded the league of nations. Woodrow Wilson’s views on government mark a turn in which postmillennialism marched toward progressivism. Wilson believed that the Constitution of the United States and its system of checks and balances hindered the march toward the transformation of society. He wrote regarding the forefather’s ideas that the Constitution should be viewed as a structured document, and applied a Darwinian framework of evolution to government in which government must be free to change without the constraints of archaic documents:

“The trouble with the theory is that government is not a machine, but a living thing. It falls, not under the theory of the universe, but under the theory of organic life. It is accountable to Darwin, not to Newton. It is modified by its environment, necessitated by its tasks, shaped to its functions by the sheer pressure of life. No living thing can have its organs offset against each other as checks, and live. On the contrary, its life is dependent upon their quick cooperation, their ready response to the commands of instinct or intelligence, their amicable community of purpose. Government is not a body of blind forces; it is a body of men, with highly differentiated functions, no doubt, in our modern day of specialization, but with a common task and purpose. Their cooperation is indispensable, their warfare fatal. There can be no successful government without leadership or without the intimate, almost instinctive, coordination of the organs of life and action. This is not theory, but fact, and displays its force as fact, whatever theories may be thrown across its track. living political constitutions must be Darwinian in structure and in practice…”

Woodrow Wilson represented a new kind of Postmillennialism which embodied ideas borrowed from philosophers such as Georg Hegel, a German philosopher in the early 19th century who taught that governments evolved for the purpose of improving society. This evolutionary process could only come about by being freed from the constraints of traditional views of governmental structure. Thus, governing documents need not be embraced if the constraints of the documents prevent the evolution of the government into a higher form.

IV. Collapse of Post Millennialism and the Rise of Progressivism.

A. With the end of World War I, postmillennialism gave way to pre-millennialism. Pre-millennialism is much more pessimistic in its eschatology and emphasizes evangelism over social order. The tenets of postmillennialism survived as secular progressivism and communism/socialism. This was the utopian views of postmillennialism freed from the shackles of religion and tied to the philosophical ideas of the advancement of mankind on a social economic order freed from classes. Much of the tenets of Marxist socialism can be found within the views of early 20th century postmillennial theologians.

B. The collapse of postmillennialism and the rise of premillennialism resulted in large groups of Christian denominations retreating from the political realm. Their view is that the world will regress until Christ’s coming inaugurates the kingdom. Thus, the role of the church is not the improvement of society with a view of the church ushering in the earthly reign of Christ, but rather that of the church evangelizing the world with a view of rescuing the lost from the coming tribulational cataclysm which is soon to come. Since the world is only going to regress, and Satan will assume the role of world leader in the form of the Anti-Christ, then government by and large is destined to usher in the one world government of Satan. Therefore the church cannot influence God’s eschatological plan for the world through government.

Thus, the church is not responsible for the ushering in of the kingdom, but rather is responsible for fulfilling the great commission.

V. Modern Fundementalism, Progressivism and Christian Reconstructionism.

A. Christian Reconstructionism: There is a modern trend which has developed in Christianity known as Christian reconstructionism. This form of theology is a throwback to traditional postmillennialism in which reconstructionists believe that Christians and government should be intimately linked together in the establishment of a Theonomy. Their view is that world governments are under the dominion of God and therefore should be subject to God’s laws (i.e. a Theonomy). This view sees the concept of separation of church and state being non-existent. Thus, they view the role of Christians being one of direct involvement in all levels of government. This is manifested in such organizations as the Moral Majority and writers such as Gary North and in some forms by the late Jerry Falwell. This is a sort of proactive theology to the rise of progressivism. An example of this kind of thinking is found in the writings of Christian economist Gary North:

“The concept of the rule of law was Mosaic, not Greek (Ex. 12:49). The concept of private property is supported in the Decalogue's laws against theft and covetousness. The Mosaic economic law as a whole was pro-market, pro-private ownership, pro-foreign trade, pro-money-lending (Deut. 28:12). The New Testament did not break with most of these laws, and the few that it did break with, such as slavery and the jubilee land law, made the resulting position even more market favorable…” Gary North, Authentic Libertarianism

B. Progressivism: Progressivism believes that Christians should not be involved at all in Government. Their view is one of pure humanism and relativism freed from the constraints of traditional Biblical values. Their overarching ideology is the so-called improvement of human society through forced economic redistribution, removal of sociological class, removal of private rights and private property ownership, all for the good of the state and with all power concentrated within the state to enforce this end. Progressivism is a psudo-postmillennialism without the constraints of Biblical law.

C. Fundementalism: Fundementalism by and large tends to de-emphasize the role of the church in relation to society on a governmental level. The trend of fundamentalism is to change society one soul at a time. Fundementalism sees government as being secular in its views and practices and in essence as an enemy of the church. Most Fundementalists tend to participate in politics from a reactionary position. That is, instead of being pro-active, they tend to react to laws and policies that effect them and then either privately or publicly lobby against those policies.

John McArthur writes from the fundamentalist perspective when he states:

“One of the worst fallouts of the new preoccupation with political issues is that ultimately the ministry of the church is prostituted. People are selling themselves for something short of what the church is called to do. It cannot afford to become a flag-waving, protest voice for governmental change. That's not its calling. I am appalled to see that many pastors have turned from an emphasis on the gospel to an emphasis on politics--from an emphasis on teaching the Bible to an emphasis on coalitions that support particular kinds of legislation. Worst of all, their emphasis is based on the ridiculous premise that the growth and impact of Christianity is somehow related to government policy in America… “ John McArthur, The Christian and Government.

Conclusion: Our involvement in politics and the level of our involvement depends on our understanding of the role of government and our view as to what result we hope to gain.

August 22, 2010

Democrats Still Running Against Bush

In the midst of this summery of recovery and as Obama enjoys yet another vacation from his tough job of communizing the country, the DNC has put out an ad.  Is the ad featuring the accomplishments of the past few years?  No - because if they ran on their "accomplishments" it would guarantee a landslide for the GOP and/or all Tea Partiers.  It is an ad that shows America, fruitful and back to work.  Then, the ad ends with a message of a choice between the Democrats and the GOP.  But, it isn't just the GOP, it is the GOP as associated with George W. Bush.  Yes, 2 years after Bush, the Democrats must reach back into the archives and try push the country towards the democrats because they believe that America hated Bush.  Remember, the media hated Bush and Bush's approval numbers dropped when he starting pushing an agenda that wasn't conservative. (i.e. not securing the boarder, etc.)

This is the same old playbook - they can't run on their accomplishments so attack Bush.  But, in the spirit of fairness, perhaps it would be good to design an ad that portrays Democrat's accomplishments.

"Hello, I'm Nancy Pelosi.  Ever since I became Speaker of the House, I've been hard at work to help change America.  We've destroyed the health care industry.  Now, not only will have you have to wait an extra hour in the waiting room, but you'll also have to draw straws to see who actually gets to see the doctor.  We've brutally punished the financial industry for simply doing what we forced them to do.  Rest assured they will no longer be able to ruin our economy - we'll keep doing that for them.  Hey, and how about that unemployment number?!  The problem is that silly Americans don't need to worry about work.  By the time we're done with this country, everyone will rely on the Government.  In fact, we are taking measures right now to take the words Freedom and Liberty out of the American vocabulary.  Remember us this November, because together, we can make even Europe look conservative."  (paid for by you, the American taxpayer)


August 11, 2010

The No-Disaster Disaster

The destruction of the local economy fell to the hands of one, President Obama.  Then, in a move to help out the local tourism economy, Moochelle goes to Spain.  The arrogance of this administration is over the top.  Not only do they want to rape the economies of our children, but then rub it in our faces with many vacations and golf outings this year so far.

Tea Party's "Commitment to America"

1. Stop the massive spending that is bankrupting America. Start with no new bailouts. Roll back federal spending to 2007 levels and cap annual spending growth at the rate of inflation plus population growth.

2. Vote for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution that also requires a 2/3 supermajority to raise taxes.

3. Repeal or defund the government takeover of our health care. Start over with health care reform that is patient centered and reduces - not raises - our health care costs.

4. Repeal the automatic tax increases scheduled for 2011. Vote against increased taxation, including energy taxes and value added taxes.

5. Require "sunset" provisions for every spending program passed and every agency created by Congress.

6. Legislate limits on excessive agency rule making by requiring that Congress vote to approve all major new rules.

7. Demonstrate legislative transparency. Five days in advance of a vote, post online all bills, resolutions and conference reports. Require roll call votes on all measures that spend money.

8. Hold no votes in a "lame duck" session that would increase spending, taxes or regulation. This would include, for example, cap and trade, card check and immigration.

9. Abide by the principle that any law that does not apply to Congress or its staff does not apply to the American people.

10. Provide specific citations from the Constitution for any legislation introduced.

July 23, 2010

What A Shock

According to the New York Times, our modern day Communist Manifesto, days after Iraq took over, there was a prison break of top Islamo-fascists.  The operative question is why where they alive to escape?  But, there is a deeper issue with this.  The Iraqis didn't fight for their freedom and then will within themselves to establish a democratic nation.  Their freedom has handed to them and "democracy" was handed to them.  You can't hand someone freedom without accompanying it with responsibility.  And, you can't hand someone democracy.  The idea that we are spreading democracy is a farce.  We don't even have democracy here!  How can we spread it?! 

But, I maintain that democracy is something that not be passed along - it has to be bought and preserved.  I've often said that no country in the world will last as a democracy unless it has our Constitution.  Why?  Our Constitution is the only governing document that tells the Government what it can and cannot do.  It isn't for the Government to tell the people what to do.  The freedom to vote and speak and live will fall by the way side if there is nothing there to under gird it.  The Iraqi people need to find that common spark that unites them and buy democracy and sell it not.  This would ultimately mean divorcing their religion from their government...which we know they will not do.  Therefore, to stay there to "build democracy" is pointless. 


July 22, 2010

Sweeping Reform Attacks Capitalism

The Obama Administration is championing their "sweeping financial reform" as a win for consumers.  Don't be fooled by this.  The very reasons our financial system is shakey is because Government has put their hands in it in the first place. 

Here's the assumption this bill makes: that corporations (Capitalism) is the enemy of the consumer and that without these "protections" the consumers are left at the mercy of the corporations (Capitalism).  This attitude neglects to see that the consumers are vital to Capitalism.  With competion being allowed to take place, companies are battling for your dollar.  But, they also know that you will spend your dollar and more of them if the service you receive is top notch.  Companies do not prey on the consumers, as our Government wants you to believe.  The idea of companies preying on consumers is counter-productive.  The fact of the matter is that Government has been preying on it citizens and then blaming it on Capitalism. 

We need sweeping Governmental reform - reform that protects us from the Government.  Oh wait, we have that, it's called the Constitution.  (Also known as a viable toilet paper alternative to Obama)


June 29, 2010

How It Is

President Obama swung into view, riding a tidal wave of garbage wrapped in shiny paper.  The extent of his Administration reaches no further than the "What's Wrong?" page in Highlight's Magazine.  However, people loved him.  Like never before, people came out and voted for Obama.  People were tired of having to work or find work and Obama provided such an outlet for the Government to be the all-powerful genie.  The experience he brings to the White House is now being made manifest in the hard work he is doing to help in the Gulf.  His Communist rhetoric vomits from his mouth like Old Faithful with the American people there to catch it on their faces.  So, what is a President with no experience to do?  Exactly what anyone in that situation would do - appoint someone else with no experience to the Supreme Court.  Obama was the worst President in history, even before he was elected.  But now, he is cementing this for the history books.  The Jimmy Carter of our lifetime is moving this nation, not towards a beacon of hope for the world, but to the dung heap. 

When he was sworn in, he was under oath when he said, "I...swear to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States; and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States..."  Has he preserved, protected, or defended the Constitution?  No - he's taken occasion to shred it and ignore it at every turn.  So, he has essentially lied under oath.  Lying under oath is a felony.  Article 2, sec. 4 of the US Constitution states that a President can be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors.   Is a felony a greater offense than a misdemeanor?  Yes!  I think you know where I'm headed with this.  Let's hope when both houses are retaken for Conservatism this November and, if we can't impeach him, we can stop his legislator tornado on the spot.

June 20, 2010

Washington's Failure To The Gulf

Great information chronicaling the great incompetence of President Obama.  I make a motion for a vote of no confidence.


June 16, 2010

More Predictions Coming True

I posted back in January that 1 of my 5 predictions had actually come true:

Just days after my 2010 predictions hit the blog, we have some fulfillment. Here is a brief recap of the 5 predictions made:

1. Universal Health Care will finally be agreed upon in both houses of Congress and will be sent to the President's desk by the summer.

2. Republicans will take back both houses of Congress in November.

3. We will sustain more terrorist attack plots like we did in 2009. With some happening while the terrorism trials take place in NYC.

4. Obama will further his plans to develop his own Waffen SS

5. If Health Care passes, these grass roots tea parties will put heavier pressure on the Government, in so much as we may see skirmishes break out.

#4 is our winner today! See my post on the Federalization of the National Guard (http://theconservativeanthem.blogspot.com/2010/01/more-chains-from-obama.html)

Concerning #2, don't expect the media to report on the attitude of the country. They will report what they want you to believe in hopes of swaying your vote. This country is angry! This Congress isn't off the hook yet!

So, now it is June and we have more predictions that have either come true or will come true.

#1 came to pass must sooner than I expected - health care passed, America lost

#5 We haven't seen the Tea Parties behaving disorderly, but we have had Democrats attempt to insight disorderly behavior by the Tea Partiers.  In fact, we've even had Democrats make up lies about racial slurs shouted by the Tea Partiers.

#2 We are still a ways out from November, but we already are getting a glimpse as more and more primaries happen

#3 I'm going to make a prediction that the BP Oil explosion was an attack foisted internally and the reason Obama isn't doing anything about it is because he needs this disaster to shut down oil drilling in this country and push further legislation down our throats.

Once #2 comes true, I'll have a few new predictions to offer.  

June 5, 2010

Assumed Speeding Is Now Worth A Ticket

So, now the Ohio Supreme Court has decided that Due Process is just a misnomer.  This week, they upheld a cop's testimony that he observed the assailant speeding.  What was used to determine this massive break of the law?  Was it radar?  No.  Was it the cop speeding without his lights on and this guy blew by him?  No.  Did the driver drive by the cop and yell out his speed?  No.  The cop simply just "witnessed" him speeding.  The just eye-balled it.  So, the Court decided that was enough to convict this menace to society.  So, now a cop doesn't have to prove anything about speeding.

Once again, the Court is over stepping its bounds to forward an agenda.  

Wal-Mart Fires Employees That Display American Intuition

When has America turned into a nation that is afraid of self-defense?  Wal-Mart is leading the charge.  Here are a few stories that might interest you, nay, infuriate you.

1.  An elderly Wal-Mart greeter is fired for defending himself

2.  Wal-Mart employee apprehends a shop lifter only to lose her job

3.  Wal-Mart employee chases after a shop lifter

I guess we can suffice to say that if Wal-Mart was in charge back then, America would still be under the British Throne.

June 3, 2010

Obama Goose-Steps To Arizona

In yet another attempt to force Arizona to forsake its sovereignty, Obama is going to meet with Governor Jan Brewer.  The amazing thing about this whole ordeal is that Arizona passed a law that the Feds already have on the books and just won't enforce it.  Obama, because he absolutely detests anyone circumventing his absolute authority, is going to try to persuade the good Governor that she is out of touch with reality.  See, reality to democrats is a world of make-believe.  Obama is going try to convince her that these people she's keeping out of her state have rights.  But, they may have human rights, but they do not have Constitutional Rights and they are not protected under United States law.  Now, CNN is making it seem like there is this massive onslaught against Arizona's new law.  They want you to think America is against this law.  However, according to a Rasmussen Poll, 70% of Americans favor this law.  So, taste it Libs.


1. http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/06/03/obama.arizona.governor/index.html?hpt=C1
2. http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/65340
3. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/04/26/napolitano-takes-aim-at-arizona-immigration-law/?iref=obnetwork&fbid=DnipZkBs8ze
4. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/05/29/thousands-descend-on-phoenix-to-protest-immigration-law/?iref=obnetwork&fbid=DnipZkBs8ze

June 1, 2010

America Will Rise Again

Countries do not attract immigrants based on the amount of Socialism or Communism it has.  In fact, Communistic countries have to use military forces to keep their people in - hence the former Berlin Wall.  Ronald Reagan said that America was the shining city on a hill.  A hill makes the city rise above the rest.  The light that shines from it reaches far and wide.  What shines about America?  Is it a Government that subsidizes its citizens?  Is it the amount of "intellectuals" it has?  Is it the amount of tolerance and racial diversity?  No.  It never was about that nor will it ever be.  

America shines because its citizens realize that they must look to themselves and exhibit innovation.  Progress in America isn't measured by how many minorities gain favorable status by the State.  Progress is how the American economy and spirit thrive on the fuel of freedom and liberty.  Progress is America, not only being the best country on Earth, but marching forward to lead the world.  

Hopefully this November, America will drop the cargo cars it has been pulling these past few years and just motor full steam ahead to restoring the exception country, that is America.

May 27, 2010

Obama Takes Attention Off Of Arizona

Recently, President Obama announced that he was going to send 1,200 National Guard troops to help protect the borders.  I'm not sure how 1,200 will make any different, but he's going to do it.  Why?  Because he loves America?  Hardly.  Because he wants to secure the border?  No - he's lose more voting base.  Because he cares for the lives of Americans?  You're nuts if you believe that!  The only reason he's doing this is because he's angry that Arizona is showing Washington what to do. 

At the beginning, Obama was upset with Arizona, but in an odd move, he seems to be listening to the people and the people like what Arizona is doing.  Obama, the spoiled brat that he is, can't be shown up by a measly little state, so he thinks of a solution.  "Why not send some troops to the border?"  "Oh man, they are going to love me again!  I can't wait to share...what was that honey?  Oh...ok...I'll get back to the vacuuming."

Don't let this fool you, he is trying to steal the attention away from Arizona and get it back to himself.  He can't survive but in the limelight.  But, we can feel confident when 1,200 troops show up to help protect the border from the invasion of illegals.  I'd say send another 1,200 to Washington to prevent the invasion of Democrats.

May 9, 2010

The Fed Ignores State Sovereignty

I knew it wouldn't take long.  Arizona recently passed an immigration law that basically enforces what the Federal Government has failed to enforce.  Now, the Federal Government is entertaining the idea of suing Arizona.  Obama and his Cabinet of Hitmen want nothing more than for this country to fall off of the pages of history.  You think that's extreme?  Look at his policies - look at what they are doing to America and then you tell me if that is extreme.  So, why is the Fed so upset with Arizona?  Because Arizona will stem the tide of votes Liberals in Congress will get.  According to CNN.com, Attorney General, Eric Holder said that the Justice Department is considering a lawsuit against Arizona.  There are concerns that this law may violate civil rights.

Rights of the citizenry are not universal-global rights.  These are rights of American citizens.  Civil Rights are nothing more than what are spelled out in the Constitution, in my opinion.  Not that the Constitution grants these rights, but that it reminds the Government to back off.  Constitutional rights are only available to Americans.  People from other countries that come into our country illegally are breaking the law (hence "illegally.")  One of the basic duties of the Federal Government is to protect our borders.  If a nation's borders cannot be maintained, what's the point of a nation?  If someone cannot respect the most basic law of sovereignty, what makes you think they will obey any other laws of our country?  Now, you might argue that this position isn't fair to those people.  OK, well, the next time someone breaks into your house (doesn't respect the sovereignty of your property) I expect you to not call the police; to not attack the intruder; I expect you to welcome him, allow him to take what he chooses (representative of our tax dollars paying for their health care, etc.) and ultimately accept him into your home as a family member (citizen).  You probably think that is crazy.  But that is exactly what happens to our country.

So, Arizona, amidst more colloidal failure from the Federal Government, decided that they would enforce the sovereignty of their State.  Yes, States have sovereignty as well.  Remember when George Bush was criticized for his "delayed" response to Katrina?  The Governor of Louisiana wouldn't let the Federal help come into the State until 3 or 4 days after the fact.  The President cannot just send troops/help into a State without the State's permission.  Arizona is tired of illegals flooding and devaluing their economy and blatantly ignoring their sovereignty that they did something about it.  In fact, the 10th Amendment to the Constitution gives them this authority.  Each State has the right to protect and defend themselves.  Except, when Obama's President, no State is safe.  All must bow before the image of Obama.

I think this is going to be an answer to the Obama regime.  I know we need desperate turnover in Congress but if the States would stand up to Obama, we could really shut down his agenda.  I would love to see a Governor tell Obama that as long as National Health Care is law, you won't be seeing any Federal Income taxes sent from my State.  Furthermore, if the IRS has an office in my State, I will shut it down.  And, if you want to do something about it, I'll have the National Guard waiting for you.

Let's tell the Fed that they have no power except what is given them by the States.  If they think they can just walk over the States, then it is time for the States to rise up and enforce what the Fed should be doing anyway.



May 8, 2010

Precept Without Penalty Is Only Advice

In this age of sensitivity and tolerance - which is just an excuse to castrate masculinity - we wish to find the reasons why people commit crimes rather than simply punishing the action.  Murderers are not at fault anymore, it is the fault of the influence from their alcoholic parents.  Rapists aren't at fault, it is because they were abused as a child. The parents of the murderers aren't at fault because alcoholism is a disease.  Where does this line of thinking come from?  Obviously, there is a general apathy towards personal responsibility and this attitude is being ingrained into the minds of our children.

Instead of dealing with a child's rambunctious ways, we want to drug them under false diagnoses, with false medical conditions (ADD, ADHD, etc.).  What child doesn't have a problem, at one time or another, giving undivided attention to their teacher?!  We want to say they aren't at fault for their behavior - so children get drugs.  Teacher's aren't allow to command control of their classrooms anymore because liberal parents do not recognize them in loco parentis which means "in place of the parent."  For many years, teachers were viewed as the authority over of the children while they were at school.  This authority was viewed with as much importance as the parent's authority.  This even extended to the area of discipline.  Teachers had the authority and the responsibility to discipline their students.  This even meant spanking.  Teachers had paddles and would use them to warm the cheeks of the unruly bunch.  Now, spanking if far out of the question.  Furthermore, as reported in the Boston Globe, red ink for grading is just "[too] frightening" for the students.

Schools have been strangled by liberal parents and now we are raising generations of men with lace on their britches and generations of women that places more importance on a career rather than children and a family.  But alas, perhaps Texas will lead the way in restoring spanking back into schools.  What reason does a kid or an adult have to obey the law if there are no repercussions?  The penalty of misbehaving must out-weight the joy of misbehaving.  Until we get back to this principle, in our homes and in our schools, don't expect future generations to fair any better.







May 1, 2010

Obama's Katrina: It Must Be Bush's Fault

Well, now it isn't a hurricane that is threatening the Louisiana coast, it is an oil spill.  I wonder how long it will be before Louis Farrakhan blames Bush for this as well.  In the spirit of fairness, let's examine the timeline, thus far, for this disaster.

April 20th, the oil rig Deepwater Horizon explodes.

April 21st, BP moves into action to contain the oil

April 22nd, a second explosion, rig sinks

April 23rd, Coast Guard says no oil is leaking

April 24th, Oil is found to be leaking at a rate of 1,000 barrels/day

April 25th, a 600 sqmi oil slick is heading North in the Gulf of Mexico towards the coast

April 26th, oil slick is now 80 miles wide, provisions are being put into place to catch the oil

April 27th, setting fire to the slick is considered.  Homeland Security Minister, Janet Napolitano, is beefing up efforts to investigate the cause of the explosion

April 28th, BP says a controlled test burn was successful

April 29th, Federal assistance is mobilized

Why list all of this?  It is interesting that President Bush had given miserable failure, Ray Nagin, a phone call days before Katrina would hit - he called and encouraged him to get his people out of the city.  Nagin, a true compassionate, did nothing.  Before the aftermath of Katrina could be observed, Bush was in action.  The oil rig exploded on April 20th and President Obama doesn't go into action until April 29th.  9 days afterwards!  Now, I'm not saying that a hurricane and an oil rig explosion are of equal magnitude.  But, Bush was responding to the hurricane before it hit and was ridiculed he didn't respond fast enough.  Obama, with this disaster, responds 9 days later and do you think he'll be criticized?  Absolutely not!  Where's the media outcry against Obama?  But to be fair, it is difficult to be President and respond in a timely manner when you're stuck in the sand trap on hole 13.



April 18, 2010

Lincoln vs Reagan

After a recent mini email debate, I want to fully expound upon the debate topic. I took the position that Ronald Reagan was the greatest President in US History and, until I'm elected, he will be the only one in that status ;) The other position said that Abraham Lincoln was a better President than Ronald Reagan. The post today will evaluate the Lincoln presidency and the Reagan presidency.
The Lincoln presidency is highlighted by the Civil War. The Civil War saw the potential division of the nation resolved to maintain a Union of all states. So, what did Lincoln bring to the table?
One could argue that the Civil War was a result of Lincoln's election. He was hated in the South because of his opposition to slavery. South Carolina seceded first after the election. In 1863, Lincoln gave his famous Emancipation Proclamation which was supposed to be the freedom the slaves were longing for. In actuality, this did very little to free the slaves. It didn't apply to any southern areas that were already controlled by the Union and didn't apply to the states of Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland, and Delaware. The Proclamation stated, "all persons held as slaves...are, and henceforward shall be free." In return, the South gave the illustrious one-finger salute. In my opinion, the Emancipation Proclamation was the single event to prove that Lincoln had no control over the entire country nor had the ability to maintain it. Remember, Lincoln didn't win the war, Grant did. Now, you might argue that the Emancipation Proclamation changed the view of black men. They were allowed to join the Union Armies and Navies. What?! They were finally allowed to join the UNION military?! How does that discrimination of the North differ from any of the South? Now, before we go on, it would be good to read http://theconservativeanthem.blogspot.com/search/label/Slavery to study the full, historical account of slavery in the US.

What other accomplishments of the Lincoln presidency are often overlooked because of the Civil War?

1. The Homestead Act of 1861 - a Federal subsidy program for land
2. The Morril Act of 1862 - a Federal subsidy program for education
3. Revenue Act of 1861 - Hello Federal Income Tax
4. 1862 - Hello IRS!
5. 1862 - Lincoln suspends Habeas Corpus without Congress' approval - later deemed unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court.
6. 1863 - Lincoln institutes the draft
Contrast this to Reagan's time in office. The election of Lincoln fueled the South to secede from the Union. The election of Reagan - the very day he took office - saw the end to the Iranian hostage situation. Reagan defeated a formidable military force in the Soviet Union without firing a single shot. Lincoln defeats his own countrymen after 600k Union soldiers give their lives. Reagan takes top marginal tax rates from 70% to 28% and the economy roars. The Federal Treasury's intake doubles from 450 billion to 900 billion because of the tax breaks. Reagan stands in Berlin and gives an "Emancipation Proclamation" of his own to free those enslaved by Communism, but again, without requiring 2 more years of bloodshed, Reagan ends the Cold War and brings freedom and liberty to eastern Europe.
If Lincoln fails, we have a divided America. If Regan fails, we have no America. To me, the choice is obvious - Reagan wins, hands down. Unfortunately, if Obama keeps rolling back the Reagan Revolution, those in the future won't be honored to realize its benefits.

April 17, 2010

In There Own Words: Nancy Pelosi and Obama

Nancy Pelosi has no idea what's in the health bill.  Well, yes she does - she knows what's in it will kill this country.  The details are irrelevant to her.  Glad to hear we are in good hands!

Obama thanks the wonderful people of Sunshine, Florida.  Sunshine, Florida is inland from the Cape Coral area (South-West Florida).  However, when he thanks Sunshine, he is doing it from Sunrise, Florida which is near Ft. Lauderdale (South-East Florida).  Oh to be so smart!

Here's one of my favorites from the Originator of Optimal Oration

Obama admits he has no experience and has no place in the White House.  All this just 4 years prior to getting into the White House.  "I'm a believer in knowing what you're doing"  That's garbage!  I'm a believer in doing what's right!  A murderer knows exactly what he's doing, but it isn't right. 

This is a horrible rendition of the National Anthem, but a fitting demonstration of Obama's true "respect" for this country.

From The Tea Party

What Happened with Hannity

Dear Fellow Citizens and Taxpayers,

I hate to write this email, because this controversy detracts from the message and the purpose of our rallies. Our goal with everything we do is to spread our message of our shared values - free markets, fiscal responsibilty, and limited government. Regardless, Chris and I have been getting bombarded with questions and I want to share with you what we know.

First, a bit of history. We were already underway with planning for this event when we learned that Hannity was coming to Cincinnati for his book tour on Tax Day and was planning a separate event. We were ready to sign a contract with UC for the arena and we paused because of the risk of competing events. We were concerned with our ability to cover costs for the event if Hannity drew people away.

Chris made contact with Fox producers and we agreed to work together. He would cover our event for Fox and would broadcast his show from Cincinnati. It worked out for everyone. We got a media spotlight on our message, they got a great backdrop for them to do a show.

We executed our contract with UC and then Fox did the same. While we coordinated schedules for the event, they had no contract with us, nor any financial interest in what went on. At no point was money exchanged between Fox and the Cincinnati Tea Party or Hannity and the Cincinnati Tea Party.

This was the root of the controversy. Earlier today, George Soros-funded Media Matters jumped on the fact that we sold tickets to cover the cost of the event as evidence that we and Fox were "profiting" on the event.

Despite knowing clearly that this was not true, Fox caved and pulled Hannity back to New York.

About 4:30 tonight, I was standing talking to people in line for the book signing when I heard people start saying that Hannity was not coming. I tried to find the source and I found out that local media was reporting that Hannity had been deverted while in route and was heading to Lunken Airport. I went downstairs to find Chris and we found that the Fox producers had locked themselves in their "green room" and that we were not allowed in.

Eventually we were allowed into the room where we spoke with two Fox producers. The senior producer explained that Hannity had gone back to New York for an emergency and that he couldn't tell us anything more than that. He was very apologetic and strongly hinted that it was a personal emergency. He even said they had a guest host on standby for his program tonight.

Given the explanation, we believed them. We asked about getting some of his show guests to speak and Joe the Plumber was added to our lineup. Even if we were skeptical, we didn't have time to wait - UC Police were insisting we announce information to the restless crowd in the concourse. We then made the announcement to the crowd with the information we had and moved forward with the show.

We continued to work to gain information while the show was on as we were hearing more rumors that Fox had pulled him because of the controversy above. Eventually, Chris spoke to a Fox VP who took responsibility for pulling him because we charged for tickets.

The Fox staff we worked with planning the event knew exactly how it was structured and it was no surprise to anyone that we charged for tickets. In fact, Hannity was well aware as he plugged the event and reminded people to get tickets multiple times on his shows.

I want to point out a couple of things in response.

First, Hannity promotes conservative causes/organizations/groups/events all the time - this is nothing new.

Second, I reject the accusations of "profiteering" from the event. Cincinnati Tea Party is a non-profit, political organization, and 100% volunteer. Not a single person has ever personally profited from anything we do. In fact, we each donate hundreds of hours of our time trying to build this movement and spread our message.

This event cost (numbers aren't final - we will get billed by UC for security, cleanup and other costs) over $50,000 and took thousands of man-hours to get done.

None of us are event organizers or promoters. We are ordinary citizens with jobs and families who do this in our spare time because we love our country and passionately believe in our values.

I've already recevied angry emails from some who are disappointed that Hannity did not come. We will honor all refund requests. We will have a process setup within the next 48 hours to get that done. In the meantime, I need to get some sleep and prepare for my day job.

I understand the frustration - I really do. Keep in mind that this is what the left wants. This is why Media Matters attacked us and Hannity and started the chain of events that led to Fox pulling him out - it's because they fear the power of our message.

Instead of talking about what a wonderful event it was, I'm talking about a completely manufactured controversy. And it was a great event. We had almost 10,000 people show up and listen to a great lineup of speakers and music. We sang our national anthem and ended with God Bless America.

I know I speak for the 300+ people who volunteered their time to help make this Tax Day Tea Party a success when I say that we will not be intimidated, silenced, or bullied. The fact that we were the targets of a leftist attack today or that Fox stupidly gave into pressure just adds to my resolve to fight onward.

Our message is too important and too powerful to do anything less. Our freedom and our country are worth fighting for.


Mike Wilson

Founder, Cincinnati Tea Party