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State sovereignty in 2009

Posted by Liberty on March 25, 2009

States Rebellion Pending

I ran across this opinion piece by Walter E. Williams this morning and liked it.  There is a growing number of states that are beginning to push back against the oppressive hand of the federal government.

“Our Colonial ancestors petitioned and pleaded with King George III to get his boot off their necks. He ignored their pleas, and in 1776, they rightfully declared unilateral independence and went to war. Today it’s the same story except Congress is the one usurping the rights of the people and the states, making King George’s actions look mild in comparison. Our constitutional ignorance — perhaps contempt, coupled with the fact that we’ve become a nation of wimps, sissies and supplicants — has made us easy prey for Washington’s tyrannical forces. But that might be changing a bit. There are rumblings of a long overdue re-emergence of Americans’ characteristic spirit of rebellion.”

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I’m going to file this one under “good news”

Posted by Liberty on March 25, 2009

Dodd’s stock with voters began dropping before AIG

“Dodd’s decision to move his family to Iowa to campaign for a doomed bid for president, his initial refusal to release documents of his two controversial mortgages with Countrywide, criticism of how he financed a vacation cottage in Ireland, and now his involvement as Senate Banking Committee chairman in the bill that ultimately protected bonuses for executives at insurance giant AIG have all taken their toll.”

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More tea, anyone?

Posted by Liberty on March 16, 2009

Thousands Rally Downtown Against Government Spending

Dateline: Cincinnati.  Police crowd estimate: 4,000!

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Obama’s poll numbers interpreted

Posted by Liberty on March 15, 2009

Obama’s Poll Numbers Are Falling to Earth

“It is simply wrong for commentators to continue to focus on President Barack Obama’s high levels of popularity, and to conclude that these are indicative of high levels of public confidence in the work of his administration. Indeed, a detailed look at recent survey data shows that the opposite is most likely true. The American people are coming to express increasingly significant doubts about his initiatives, and most likely support a different agenda and different policies from those that the Obama administration has advanced.”

While I agree that it is simply wrong for commentators to keep gushing about Obama’s popularity [while ignoring the growing unpopularity of his socialist policies] it probably isn’t going to stop.  After all, some may say that it was wrong of the MSM to whitewash Obama’s record as the most liberal Senator.  What about ignoring his radical associations with people like Reverend Wright, Father Pfleger and William Ayers?  How about not investigating his career prior to being elected to office?  The MSM has displayed more curiosity about Michelle Obama’s biceps than about the real Barack Obama and how his left-wing policies will affect America.

“Polling data show that Mr. Obama’s approval rating is dropping and is below where George W. Bush was in an analogous period in 2001. Rasmussen Reports data shows that Mr. Obama’s net presidential approval rating — which is calculated by subtracting the number who strongly disapprove from the number who strongly approve — is just six, his lowest rating to date.”

Did you catch that?  Lower than George W. Bush!

“Overall, Rasmussen Reports shows a 56%-43% approval, with a third strongly disapproving of the president’s performance. This is a substantial degree of polarization so early in the administration. Mr. Obama has lost virtually all of his Republican support and a good part of his Independent support, and the trend is decidedly negative.”

And suddenly, I’m feeling positive.

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Just as you knew he would…

Posted by Liberty on February 28, 2009

Rush Limbaugh Rocks CPAC

From Townhall.com and Matt Lewis:

“Calling it his first ever address to the nation, Rush Limbaugh rocked the house at the Conservative Action Conference (CPAC) today.

From the time he entered the room to The Pretenders ‘My City Was Gone’ (his theme), to the time he exited the stage, Limbaugh inspired the over-flow, packed audience, and enjoyed countless standing ovations.”

 I can’t wait to watch this online!  It is linked up at Rush’s website and he’s posted the transcript as well.  The twits at the Huffington Post are all abuzz about Rush “doubling down” on wanting Obama to fail–their words, not mine.  In my opinion, if a speech by a Conservative gets those mental midgets all worked up, it was probably a great speech!  [I’m not posting a link to their site.  If you want to read that trash, you can find it yourself!  Plus, I don’t want my comment box to be innundated by liberal fruitcakes because of an errant pingback.]

Rush’s First Nationally Televised Address to the Nation:
Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) Keynote Speech

A quick excerpt:

“I want to tell you who conservatives are. We conservatives have not done a good enough job of just laying out basically who we are because we make the mistake of assuming people know. What they know is largely incorrect based on the way we are portrayed in pop culture, in the Drive-By Media, by the Democrat Party.

Let me tell you who we conservatives are: We love people. [Applause] When we look out over the United States of America, when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people, such as this or anywhere, we see Americans. We see human beings. We don’t see groups. We don’t see victims. We don’t see people we want to exploit. What we see — what we see is potential. We do not look out across the country and see the average American, the person that makes this country work. We do not see that person with contempt. We don’t think that person doesn’t have what it takes. We believe that person can be the best he or she wants to be if certain things are just removed from their path like onerous taxes, regulations and too much government. [Applause]

We want every American to be the best he or she chooses to be. We recognize that we are all individuals. We love and revere our founding documents, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. [Applause] We believe that the preamble to the Constitution contains an inarguable truth that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life. [Applause] Liberty, Freedom. [Applause] And the pursuit of happiness. [Applause] Those of you watching at home may wonder why this is being applauded. We conservatives think all three are under assault. [Applause] Thank you. Thank you.”

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Seattle Tea Party Pictures

Posted by Liberty on February 28, 2009

Seattle Tea Party Protest

Yesterday was a day of tea parties.  While I wasn’t able to attend one in person, believe me, I was there in spirit.  And, I was delighted to find these pictures on Byron Dazey’s blog this morning.  You’ll see that Conservatives are great at protesting, despite the fact that most Conservatives don’t smoke dope, have never been arrested for “the cause” and are gainfully employed.  The photos are awesome and the signs are so clever!  Here’s just one teaser–you’ll have to check out www.myownside.com for the rest!

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A little insight from The Conservative Pup

Posted by Liberty on February 19, 2009

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

This is a great blog in general but this post from yesterday caught my eye.  I guess its because I’ve really been hungering for some positive news.  Conservative Pup points out a few things that she considers to be “good,” “bad,” and “ugly.”  The part I like the most is that the “good” section is the longest!

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Arizona high school students greet Obama with skepticism

Posted by Liberty on February 19, 2009

I logged on this morning wanting to find something positive to post about.  I found this on the front page of the Drudge Report [ok, so that’s not exactly exhaustive research] and had to pass it along.  I love the fact that these kids had at least a little bit of healthy skepticism and weren’t falling all over themselves for the opportunity to ask Obama for their own kitchen and bathroom or better benefits from their minimum wage job.  All in all, I have a little more faith after reading this story than before.  Is the Obama facade crumbling just a little?

STUDENTS QUESTION OBAMA’S PLAN

From The East Valley Tribune, by Tim Hacker

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/135656

“A Dobson High School Advanced Placement government class with strong opinions about Barack Obama watched the president’s speech Wednesday on a small, grainy TV in the corner of their classroom.

Some of the students attentively watched the speech, giving questioning looks and comments, shaking their heads and laughing at some of Obama’s words. Other students listened, occasion ally glancing up to watch, while texting on their cell phones, reading a book or finishing school work.

The gymnasium’s events were shown simultaneously in rooms throughout the Mesa school, and teachers were given discretion on whether to show the speech, the students said. The students in the class were hopeful things will work out but questioned whether Obama’s plan would actually work to dig the country out of its economic woes. They also expected a longer speech.

Senior Syna Daudfar took some notes during the speech and was among the most vocally opposed to Obama’s words.

At one point, when he talked about the costs of his stimulus plan, senior Maaike Albach and Daudfar looked at each other and said, ‘uh-oh.’

‘Overall I think it’s a good idea, but he’s not addressing the issues of the economic crisis,’ said Daudfar, a John McCain supporter who added he leans more toward being a moderate conservative. ‘The spending bill he just passed is just progressing the Democratic agenda rather than addressing the economic issues in the country.’

Daudfar thinks Obama’s plan is backward and deals with the ‘less important stuff’ first. ‘Bailing out businesses’ and ‘providing better regulatory systems for giving out money to businesses’ should have been first, he said.

‘If businesses can’t afford to hire people, then people won’t be able to work and pay off their mortgages,’ he said. ‘It’s kind of like putting money into a funnel.’ Albach, who is also a Republican, said Obama’s plan sounds good but questioned how Obama can want to rely on ‘people’s responsibility’ when that is ‘what got us in this economic crisis in the first place.’

‘This puts us more into debt,’ said Albach, 18. ‘It’s a horrible situation we’re in.’

Senior Brandon Miller wore a shirt with the words, ‘Hitler gave great speeches, too’ above a picture of Obama.

Miller said he had been an Obama supporter ‘because of his speeches,’ but after debating the issues in this class and looking more into Obama’s policies, his vote was swayed toward McCain.

He showed a video on his camera he had just taken of the president’s minutelong motorcade and talked about what a ‘great experience’ it was to watch it. Miller had also spent a couple of hours in front of the school, hanging out and watching the protesters.

‘Even though I don’t support him, I think it’s cool he’s here,’ said Miller, 18. ‘I just don’t believe all the things he’s telling us. His goal is just too big and broad.’

Miller wanted to hear more about the costs and guidelines the stimulus bill entails.

Senior Katelyn Meyer, who also leans more toward being a Republican, said Obama’s plan sounds good, ‘but it’s easier said than done.’

‘I like the refinancing part, and I like the part about mortgages, but I’m afraid we’re going to put the money in but won’t see any effect,’ said Meyer, 18, who still thought it was ‘cool’ to say the president was at her school, even though she didn’t get to see him live.

The students also questioned why Obama chose their school for his speech since he wasn’t talking about education and wondered how much money the district spent on beautifying the campus while district positions and services are being cut.

District officials noted this week that the landscaping project completed over the weekend at Dobson was already in the works and was just expedited by the president’s visit. Funding came from voter-approved bonds.

New sod was laid in front of the school Tuesday, and Daudfar said, ‘The joke at the school is they’re going to take it away when he (Obama) leaves.’

AP government teacher Jeff Sherrer said his students ‘feel very strongly about the issues, maybe more than the general population.’ He thought at least one of his students was outside protesting, and he had planned to take his students outside as a class project to show them what was going on but didn’t get the chance.

‘These kinds of kids really get into it,’ Sherrer said. ‘During the election we had lots of debates on the issues.’

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We’re all excited about the first African-American…RNC chair?

Posted by Liberty on February 3, 2009

I’ve been hearing joyful news-bites this morning about Eric Holder’s confirmation as the first African-American Attorney General.  It reminded me of something good that happened on Friday that didn’t get much play in the MSM.  Michael Steele was voted in as the new chair of the Republican National Committee.  And yes, he is an African-American.  That said, it is my opinion that the substance of a person is so much more important than style.  Character, principles and the capacity to lead are the criteria by which we should choose our leaders, not race and general “coolness.”

Michael Steele possesses the qualifications and the vision to lead the GOP back to the top.  He understands the importance of articulating a clear message of Conservatism.  Check out the RNC website for his “Blueprint for Tomorrow.”  That’s our guiding plan, guys.   He stresses the importance of leading with integrity, clearly defining the difference between Republicans and Democrats and upgrading our strategies to compete in the modern political arena.  I have to tell you, I’m optimistic about Michael Steele.  I have every hope that he will be a leader for Conservatives, not just party hacks.

Blueprint for Tomorrow

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Ann Coulter on Human Events newspaper’s Conservative of the Year

Posted by Liberty on December 29, 2008

Sarah Palin: Conservative of the Year

“I assume Palin was chosen because McCain had heard that she was a real conservative and he had always wanted to meet one — no, actually because he needed a conservative on the ticket, but that he had no idea that picking her would send the left into a tailspin of wanton despair.

But if anyone on the McCain campaign chose Palin because she would drive liberals crazy, my hat is off to him!”

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Senate Democrats have missed 60

Posted by Liberty on December 3, 2008

Chambliss wins second term in U.S. Senate

“Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss beat back a prolonged challenge from Democrat Jim Martin on Tuesday to win a second term in office after a bruising four-week runoff between the one-time University of Georgia fraternity brothers.

Chambliss’s double-digit victory dashed Democrats’ dreams of securing a filibuster-proof, 60-vote ‘super majority’ in the Senate and buoyed a Republican Party battered by staggering losses in the Nov. 4 general election.”

Chambliss campaigned on Conservative principles and look what happened.  He won.  Republicans need to keep that in mind as they go back to Washington D.C.  I hope to see them use the filibuster often because in the next few years, Conservatives can expect to see a lot of highly partisan, highly liberal legislation coming down the pike.  Now is not the time for bipartisanship!

Chambliss was probably helped by the fact that this run-off election was separate from the Obama mania that swept through on November 4.  There was such a mob-mentality to election day this year.  But, hard-core lefties are probably disappointed with Obama’s initial pre-Presidential decisions because he’s been masquerading as a centrist.  Obama lightweights will eventually be disappointed because there’s simply no way he can deliver all that he’s promised.  Hopefully in two years, Republicans will be able to pick up more seats based on the combination of their own Conservatism plus the disillusionment of Obama voters.

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Two classic Thanksgiving editorials from the Wall Street Journal

Posted by Liberty on November 26, 2008

The Desolate Wilderness

The Wall Street Journal has published this same editorial before Thanksgiving every year since 1961.  Our standard of living is so high and our modern life so comfortable that it is easy to forget the hardships faced by our forefathers.  The Pilgrims left Plymouth, England in September of 1620 and came ashore in December.  At least half of their colony died during that first harsh winter. 

“Having settled in a relatively poor region, and lacking the excellent natural harbor of Boston, the Pilgrims never developed the fishing or trading business of their counterparts.  But the Pilgrims rightly hold a place of high esteem in American history, largely because unlike the Virginia settlers, the Separatists braved the dangers and uncertainties of the voyage and settlement in the New World solely in the name of their Christian faith.”

From A Patriot’s History of the United States  [pg. 28]; Larry Schweikart & Michael Allen

The Wall Street Journal has also published another Thanksgiving editorial since 1961. 

And the Fair Land

“Any one whose labors take him into the far reaches of the country, as ours lately have done, is bound to mark how the years have made the land grow fruitful.

This is indeed a big country, a rich country, in a way no array of figures can measure and so in a way past belief of those who have not seen it. Even those who journey through its Northeastern complex, into the Southern lands, across the central plains and to its Western slopes can only glimpse a measure of the bounty of America.

And a traveler cannot but be struck on his journey by the thought that this country, one day, can be even greater. America, though many know it not, is one of the great underdeveloped countries of the world; what it reaches for exceeds by far what it has grasped.”

These two beautifully written editorials may just be the antidote for the gray days of this November.  Let us not forget that even in times of economic uncertainty, America is still the best country on Earth.  And for that, let us be grateful.

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As heard on Rush Limbaugh’s Open Line Friday this morning

Posted by Liberty on November 21, 2008

Jennifer James of the L.A. Times Kids’ Reading Room Page called in to Rush today to talk about learning the true story of Thanksgiving as an elementary school-er.  She told how her teacher taught that the Pilgrims’ initial strategy of collectivism was a failure.  Prosperity only came to the Pilgrims after Governor William Bradford made the decision to allow private ownership of property and encourage free enterprise.  Instead of growing food to maintain a common supply for the entire colony, each family was given the responsibility of producing for their own families’ well-being.  Bradford was wise enough to know that people need the incentive of keeping the fruits of their labor, not spreading the wealth around.  Jennifer has written a brief kids’ story about this on the Reading Room Homepage. 

“Giving Thanks”

Thank you, Jennifer, for doing your part to set the record straight for kids.  Thank you for providing a little bit of balance on the subject of Thanksgiving.  The public schools focus on the idea that the Indians were the ones who saved the Pilgrims from starvation and were repaid by having their land stolen and their populations decimated by European diseases.  There are probably some kids out there who think that the traditional Thanksgiving dinner came about because the Pilgrims wanted to show their appreciation to the Indians.  Wrong!  The Pilgrims were Christians (can they even mention that in school anymore?) and they feasted in Thanksgiving to God for the gifts that He had bestowed upon them.  Their dinner was a celebration of the bounty that they were able to produce with the abilities and resources that the Lord had provided.  It wasn’t about Squanto showing them how to grow corn–it was a way for them to worship God and show Him their gratitude.  How fundamentally American–to start at rock bottom, take responsibility for your destiny, work for the betterment of yourself and your family and eventually, enjoy the bounty of your labor while giving thanks to God!

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From “The Fix”: One author’s analysis of the GOP bench

Posted by Liberty on November 21, 2008

The Friday Line: Ten Republicans To Watch

In the spirit of GOP renewal, here’s Chris Cillizza’s top picks.  There are names any avid politico will will recognize like Lousiana governor Bobby Jindal and former presidential candidate & Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney but Cillizza has also included a couple of lesser known’s like Steve Poizner and John Huntsman Jr.  I’m encouraged by a couple of these choices and I highly recommend taking a look at Mr. Cillizza’s list.  I’ll leave you with one quote from Mister #6, Mark Sanford, South Carolina governor and newly elected chair of the Republican Governor’s Association.

“Some on the left will say our electoral losses are a repudiation of our principles of lower taxes, smaller government and individual liberty,” wrote Sanford in an op-ed piece for CNN.com. “But Tuesday was not in fact a rejection of those principles — it was a rejection of Republicans’ failure to live up to those principles.”

This next generation of Republicans just might get it!

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A solution to joblessness that doesn’t involve a government hand-out!

Posted by Liberty on November 13, 2008

Kudos to the New Jersey Nets NBA team for giving their unemployed fans a hand up!

Nets Offer Unemployed Fans Free Tickets and Resume Placement with Team Sponsors

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