A 1-In-100 Blogger: September 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Politics, Obama and a History Lesson

At times it seems paying too close attention to politics can drive anyone crazy. "So the pendulum swings," some will say. A shift in political power is apparently healthy and normal, so I'm told. Our political system is uniquely structured so that we have a system of checks-and-balances. In this system, several branches of government are created and power is shared between them. At the same time, the powers of one branch can be challenged by another branch. This is what the system of checks and balances is all about.

Before President Obama, I only experienced two different last-names in the Executive branch, as President of the United States: the Bush's and Clinton. It would have been ironic had Hillary Clinton won the presidency over Barack Obama. I never got to experience what it must have been like when Ronald Reagan was the President. But still today he can be heard as he speaks out against socialized medicine.

“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.” ~ Ronald Reagan, from his first inaugural speech as governor of California, January 5, 1967

Perhaps he is one of the greatest President's of your time. But I wouldn't know, as hard I might try there's little I can do to imagine what life was like during an era that I did not exist. For me it has been Clinton and the Bush's, until Obama came along hoping to fundamentally transform America.

The pendulum swings. Far, far left it goes...

To make political matters more difficult for Republicans, Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats hold a Congressional supermajority, not seen since 1977 under Jimmy Carter; thus, tipping the political balance of power further left than I have ever seen in my lifetime.

There's a chance I'm thinking too pessimistic about the lasting negative effects Barack Obama will leave for Americans during his presidency. We survived the American economy of the 1930s, the decade in which President Franklin D. Roosevelt did everything he could to interfere with the economy's adjustment from depression to health. The country withstood the Presidency of Jimmy Carter, who after embarrassing himself yet again was headlined on #TCOT Report as the "Worst President in American History (Until Obama)."

Taking a look at how FDR damaged America, Roosevelt created New Deal programs marked by inconsistent planning, wasteful spending, and opportunity for political gain -- falling flat in achieving the economic revitalization that America so desperately needed from the Great Depression. From 1933 to 1940, the unemployment rate averaged 18 percent. Some say it never fell below 20 percent.

Similar to what President Obama is currently in the process of doing, Roosevelt broke every promise he had made and did the exact opposite of what he had promised. During a time of economic "crisis," Roosevelt swore to 'reduce the cost of government operations twenty-five percent.' From 1933 to 1936, government expenditures sky-rocketed up 83 percent.

Also like President Obama, Franklin Roosevelt was a Statist. Which slowly moves toward socialism. President Obama is simply continuing a socialist agenda, and with the help of our education system Obama's administration is attempting to indoctrinate school children with propaganda as well.

Or am I exaggerating how far left the Obama administration is taking America? Is it me who is the extremist? After all, we survived FDR and Jimmy Carter with most of our liberty still intact. If that's the case, then the balance of political power will do its thing and America will be fine after another President takes office. A gain of 20 Conservative seats in the U.S. House would be a great benefit to the country, too.

Meanwhile, children go to public school every weekday, but during this Presidency they must learn something new. The children receive a follow up on President Obama’s education speech, an order made to "educate the whole child." Upon watching and learning about the 'Story of Stuff' (see video below), the children must take a simple test to verify that they've learned what Obama wants them to believe. Then they are taught to praise Obama.

Once the children have learned all that they can from the Story of Stuff, and only after they've taken Obama's test to make sure they are satisfactorily indoctrinated, teachers gather your kids together and sing fun songs in praise of a great dictator, or President. Whatever.

Lyrics - Song 1:
Mm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that all must lend a hand
To make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said we must be fair today
Equal work means equal pay
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that we must take a stand
To make sure everyone gets a chance
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said red, yellow, black or white
All are equal in his sight
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

Mmm, mmm, mm
Barack Hussein Obama

Lyrics - Song 2:
Hello, Mr. President we honor you today!
For all your great accomplishments, we all doth say "hooray!"

Hooray, Mr. President! You're number one!
The first black American to lead this great nation!

Hooray, Mr. President we honor your great plans
To make this country's economy number one again!

Hooray Mr. President, we're really proud of you!
And we stand for all Americans under the great Red, White, and Blue!

So continue ---- Mr. President we know you'll do the trick
So here's a hearty hip-hooray ----

Hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip hooray!

Maybe children shouldn't be getting lessons in school on the Story of Stuff, just a thought. I guess it could be voted on by individual states and districts? In my opinion, children in school should be taught the facts instead of what Barack Obama wants them to learn. Or, quite possibly, I've become an extremist in the eyes of America and it is not Obama or his agenda that is out of line, it could be me. It's not like the Obama administration is going so far as to use the National Endowment for the Arts as a propaganda arm for its left-wing agenda on health care, the environment, education, and "community renewal."

My hope is that our system of checks and balances will hold up, keeping the United States in tact, because the Obama administration is doing everything in its growing power to fundamentally change it.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Question Our Government With Boldness

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution reads, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Everyone knows that power left unchecked can turn very ugly, very rapidly. For all Americans it is very important that we continue to question our government with boldness, especially now that there's a Liberal "super majority" in Congress. Temporarily however, after the death of Ted Kennedy, the Democrat-led super-majority is no more; that is, until the corrupt powers that be simply reverse a law to allow the 60th seat to be filled sooner than later in the U.S. Senate - a law first enacted to keep Republicans from potentially filling the seat if John Kerry were elected president in 2004. Funny how this "law" works, its only use is to keep Republicans out and Democrats in power. If the law favors Conservatives? "Simply change it," lawmakers say.

"Republicans also may be less likely to get a chance to run in a January election. Though Massachusetts law currently requires a special election within 145-160 days after a Senate seat becomes vacant, state lawmakers are considering reversing the 2004 law that Ted Kennedy himself proposed to require a vote rather than a gubernatorial appointment.

At the time, Democrats were worried that then-Republican Gov. Mitt Romney would be able to fill any vacancy created if Democratic Sen. John Kerry were elected president."

Regardless of the corruption, I'm still going to use my First Amendment right to question with boldness. To Congress, the U.S. government, I have questions that you need to answer.

First, why the rush on health care reform, cap-and-trade?

Luckily, cap-and-trade can be reversed; unfortunately, forcing Americans to pay for universal healthcare, called "public option," this is damage to the nation that cannot be overturned. Once the government forces its people to rely on it, especially with health care, this is a scar that will last forever, and with it there will be debt that will forever-never be paid. It is all the more likely that Obamacare would become similarly like the ponzi scheme that is Social Security. We all know Social Security is a big Ponzi scheme, one can only imagine the debt and problems that will come with Obamacare.

Next question is about the Apollo Alliance. The Apollo Alliance claimed credit for writing the stimulus bill; why was this group allowed to write any portion of this bill?

What role did the Apollo Alliance play in crafting bills? Does the president know the co-founder of the Weather Underground is a board member of the Apollo Alliance?

If politicians aren’t writing the bills and aren’t reading the bills, do they have any idea what these 1,000-page plus bills actually impose on the American people?

Nancy Pelosi called naysayers to Obama's health-care agenda "un-American." So I have to ask: why are you called "grassroots" if you are for Obama's agenda, but "Astroturf" if you are against? Is dissent and freedom of speech no longer patriotic?

Who are the "Special Advisors" to President Obama?

Green jobs "czar" Van Jones, he's an avowed communist and radical activist who co-founded the communist group STORM — a group that describes themselves and their activities as:

"We upheld the Marxist critique of capitalist exploitation. We agree with Lenin's analysis of the state and the party. And we found inspiration and guidance in the insurgent revolutionary strategies developed by third world revolutionaries like Mao Tse-Tung and Amilcar Cabral."

How did Van Jones, a self-proclaimed communist, become a special adviser to the president?

Did President Obama know of Van Jones’ radical political beliefs when he named him special adviser?

Should a communist have the ear of the president of the United States?

And who is FCC Cheif Diversity Czar Mark Lloyd? This guy actually lamented the fact that non-state-run radio stations prevented the "incredible" revolution in Venezuela.

Ronald Reagan once said, "...back in 1927 an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said the American people would never vote for socialism. But he said under the name of liberalism the American people will adopt every fragment of the socialist program."

The history of the United States of America is of historical awesomeness, which holds meaning and value, and its citizens have a deep-rooted love for the country. Yet it unfortunately appears like our history is disliked, abandoned, and possibly unknown by our current president Barack Obama. His actions suggest so; his words however contradict those action, lie after lie. Actions cannot lie.

Check out an interesting history lesson in law, The Smith Act of 1940. The accusations charged against eleven defendants were that "they conspired ... to organize as the Communist Party and willfully to advocate and teach the principles of Marxism-Leninism," which the government alleged to mean "overthrowing and destroying the government of the United States..." They were also accused of conspiring to "publish and circulate ... books, articles, magazines, and newspapers advocating the principles of Marxism-Leninism," again interpreted by the prosecution. Seem eerily relevant to what's going on today? It shouldn't. But it does. Makes me wonder if Glenn Beck is onto something...