Brave Not So New World

The more I read, investigate and learn about theDemocrat party the less inclined I become to ever vote for them again. What set me off today was this-

Democrats Look to Cultivate Pot Vote in 2012

Party Considers Legalization Efforts in Swing States Amid Signs California Measure Is Exciting Young, Liberal Voters

For those who are unaware California has a proposition on the ballot for legalizing marijuana.  Just a few quick excerpts from the article-

Party strategists and marijuana-legalization advocates are discussing whether to push for similar ballot questions in 2012 in Colorado and Nevada—both expected to be crucial to President Barack Obama’s re-election—and Washington state, which will have races for governor and seats in both houses of Congress.

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Democratic pollster Andrew Myers found in a December 2009 survey in Colorado that 45% of Obama “surge voters”—people voting for the first time in 2008—said they would be more interested in turning out again if marijuana legalization were on the ballot. “If you are 18 to 29, it’s far and away the most compelling reason to go out and vote,” Mr. Myers said.

So Barry can’t get his base motivated without some other incentive? (Remember the free concerts and such during the primaries?) Have any of these youngsters ever read “Brave New World?”

Bread, circuses and pot. JFG! So we will have uniformed stoned children voting for an uninformed, unqualified con man. JFG!

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Boy Scouts Can’t Vote (Yet!)

Obama chooses not to appear at the Boy Scout Jamboree. People are surprised. Why? The campaigner in chief chose to make an appearance on Harpies r Us in a (fingers crossed) vain attempt at luring back voters who are abandoning him as fast as snow melts in July.

Obama Won’t Speak In-Person at Boy Scouts’ 100th Anniversary Celebration But Will Appear on ABC TV’s ‘The View’

Bob Dries, chairman of national news and media at the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree – a gathering that happens every four years and attracts thousands of scouts from around the world – told CNSNews.com that the organization was told on Monday that the president had scheduling conflicts and would not be speaking in-person at the week-long event.

The BSA had scheduled its Wednesday arena program to include remarks by the president at 11 a.m. in front of the more than 45,000 scouts who will be in attendance.

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In a statement about his appearance on the “The View,” ABC said it would be “the first time in history a sitting United States president has visited a daytime talk show.”

In an e-mail, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer told The New York Times that Obama’s appearance on “The View” had been “contemplated for several weeks because the president was scheduled to be in New York City for a fund-raiser,” and that the appearance “was nailed down early last week.

How disrespectful! They notified the Boy Scouts on Monday? The Harpies R Us show is on five days a week all year is it not? The Jamboree is- like Presidential elections – every four years.

I am not surprised though- the Boy Scouts – for the most part- (unless their names are stolen by ACORN) are not yet registered to vote. No need for the fraud to talk to little non-voters.Besides, all those American Flag, Pledging Allegiance and the ideals of duty to God and country probably give the fraud the hives.

I noted that the SecDef spoke to the Scouts. So they recognize the Scouts are Patriots in Training.

For the curious here is a refresher- the Boy Scout Oath

Boy Scout Oath or Promise

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

OK- Right there in the first clause- that word “HONOR” leaves Obama out already. Duty to God? Not. (Unless we are talking that Islamofascist woman hating one.) Duty to Country? Well- that is another blog post or two or two thousand- he hates our country.

How about the Boy Scout Law

Boy Scout Law

A Scout is:

  • Trustworthy,
  • Loyal,
  • Helpful,
  • Friendly,
  • Courteous,
  • Kind,
  • Obedient,
  • Cheerful,
  • Thrifty,
  • Brave,
  • Clean,
  • and Reverent.

In case you didn’t hear us the first time, we’ll repeat. Obama STOLE the 2008 Democratic Primaries.

In case you didn’t hear us the first time, we’ll repeat. Obama STOLE the 2008 Democratic Primaries..

Worth spreading all over! Also check out Hillbuzz! Spread the news- keep it front and center!

Erie Pa has ties to G#^ D*&& America Pastor Wright

I thought the people of NW PA knew better! Erie, PA should be ASHAMED to have any ties to that America hating loon! For shame Erie! If you don’t put a stop to this now- you will be seeing thugs at the polling places in the next Presidential election- just like they had in Philadelphia in 2008.

Wake up to what is going on in your community! The good citizens of Erie PA should not have to have the good name of their city besmirched by ties to Rev. Wright.

Rev. Wright: ‘Obama Threw Me Under the Bus’ – Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum – FOXNews.com.

The letter was sent Feb. 18 to Joseph Prischak, the president of Africa 6000 International in Erie, Pa. Wright subsequently agreed to write a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on the group’s behalf to try to get access to millions of dollars.

For shame, for shame-

Arlen- Can you hear us now???

There are lots of interesting news  of a political nature every day. Tea Party, Obama’s falling numbers, Chicago races and here in PA- news of Arlen Specter’s battle to retain his seat. As we all know, Arlen switched parties after the 08 election for fear he could not win re-election as a Republican.

Here is a snippet from an article I ran across today

‘I’m running like I’m 20 points behind and I’ll continue to run like I’m 20 points be hind,” says Pat Toomey, the presumptive GOP nominee for Senate in Pennsylvania — who in fact now leads Sen. Arlen Specter 45 percent to 31 percent among likely voters in the latest Frank & Marshall College poll.

Specter, who switched parties last year for fear of losing a Republican primary to Toomey, still has to finish off a challenger from the left, Rep. Joe Sestak, in the May 18 Democratic primary. Meanwhile, as the nation turns sour on the Obama agenda that Specter has helped enact, Toomey’s been charging up — six months ago, he was down eight points.”

Had Sen. Specter bothered to look at the county-by-county results of election 08, he would, perhaps, not have made such an abrupt about face.
In the Primary, Hillary beat the media and DNC’s choice by almost 10 percentage points. And while Obama beat McCain in the general election all is not as it seemed. If one takes a look at the map- as Specter should have- you can see that even then large swaths of the Commonwealth of PA were red. Obama won only because he took the large cities- Philly, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Erie.
One can go Here to the Pa results and look county-by-county or- as much as I dislike CNN one can see the map in all it’s redness  Here
What was it that caused so many counties to declare red? Being called bitter hicks clinging to our guns and religion? Distrust of a candidate nobody had ever heard of before (and who comes across, still, to this day, as an elitist who thinks we are all dumb?)
Or perhaps Pennsylvanians, like so many others, don’t want big government! Apparently Sen. Specter miscalculated and backed the wrong horse in this race. Voters here may be giving the Senator a “change” he was not expecting! The signs were there before Scott Brown even began his run for the seat in MA. But, like so many other career pols, Specter could not- or would not – listen.
Can you hear us now????????

I am not the only one who thinks so!

Skimming the nets this morning and caught an article wherein the author points out –

“the average American’s grasp of the content and purpose of the U.S. Constitution is woefully inadequate and too often inaccurate.”  From – A Few Reminders for the Constitutionally Challenged

The author, Thomas Mitchell, points out what every high school graduate in this country ought to know-

“The Constitution does not permit. It does not dispense rights. It grants limited powers to the various branches of government and then provides checks and balances.”

The Constitution LIMITS the power of government to infringe on the rights of the citizens.

The Constitution, The Declaration of Independence and The Bill of Rights should be standard, required material in the curriculum of every grade- K-12. How many folks watching the SOTU knew without being told that the President (supposed Constitutional Law Professor) mixed up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution?

And speaking of education, were you taught to give credit when using somebody else’s ideas, thoughts or writings? Does any of the following look or sound familiar? (Hint- substitute “Red State, Blue State for “Republicans and Federalists.”)

“During the contest of opinion through which we have passed the animation of discussions and of exertions has sometimes worn an aspect which might impose on strangers unused to think freely and to speak and to write what they think; but this being now decided by the voice of the nation, announced according to the rules of the Constitution, all will, of course, arrange themselves under the will of the law, and unite in common efforts for the common good. All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression. Let us, then, fellow-citizens, unite with one heart and one mind. Let us restore to social intercourse that harmony and affection without which liberty and even life itself are but dreary things. And let us reflect that, having banished from our land that religious intolerance under which mankind so long bled and suffered, we have yet gained little if we countenance a political intolerance as despotic, as wicked, and capable of as bitter and bloody persecutions. During the throes and convulsions of the ancient world, do ring the agonizing spasms of infuriated man, seeking through blood and slaughter his long-lost liberty, it was not wonderful that the agitation of the billows should reach even this distant and peaceful shore; that this should be more felt and feared by some and less by others, and should divide opinions as to measures of safety. But every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. We have called by different names brethren of the same principle. We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists .”

Follow this link to see who said it-

Today’s Mystery Speech


Back to the beginnings

I love to go back and read from the writings of those who lived, fought and in some cases died to establish our country. Thank God their writings have been preserved as schools want to teach revisionist history and paint our country in less than flattering hues.

In these troubled times I often find the writings of the patriots of the Revolution uncannily germane in our current political clime.  How true ring their exhortations against trusting governments.

In yesterday’s post I bemoaned the demise of civics classes.  As Uppity Woman pointed out in the comments our children are not being educated so much as they are being indoctrinated. It is up to us, We, the People, to educate ourselves and our children, our neighbors and friends; to ensure that the ideals upon which this great country was founded are not lost to the politics of those who would drag our country into oblivion.

In days gone by, February was the month in which all school children learned about our forefathers. The earliest grades learned about Washington and Lincoln (and there was no “President’s Day”- we celebrated separately the birthdays of those two great men!) As we progressed through the grades more Founding Fathers were introduced along with their writings. Nowadays children are fortunate if they have read either the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution before they graduate from high school.  Most high school kids can tell you Jefferson was a slave owner (and therefore a horrible example of humanity) but few know the role he played in crafting the documents all Americans should revere.

For my own benefit I have decided to take a look back and see what those great patriots have to say to us, here, in the 21st century.  Come along if you like.

Here is a bit from Jefferson I find àpropos today-

“But of all the views of this law none is more important, none more legitimate, than that of rendering the people the safe, as they are the ultimate, guardians of their own liberty. For this purpose the reading in the first stage, where they will receive their whole education, is proposed, as has been said, to be chiefly historical. History by apprising them of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views. In every government on earth is some trace of human weakness, some germ of corruption and degeneracy, which cunning will discover, and wickedness insensibly open, cultivate, and improve. Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves therefore are its only safe depositories. And to render even them safe their minds must be improved to a certain degree. This indeed is not all that is necessary, though it be essentially necessary.”

Should you care to read the quote in context-

Notes on the State of Virginia

It is quite a long document but worth the read. His quote above equating safety with education and the reading of history intrigued me.

So many documents! So little time!

(Just a little more on education and the dumbing down concept- the spell/grammar checker flagged six phrases in the Jefferson quote! One spelling and a few that are “complex expressions” – the grammar editor does not like complex expressions! It wants to simplify them! Far be it from me to dumb down Jefferson!)