Friday, August 28, 2009

Are You Scared Yet? If not, you're not awake.

The news today reports that a Senate Proposal would give the White House power to disconnect private users from the internet in times of emergency. Add to that the claims directly from Barack Obama himself that we need a civilian security force, just as powerful as the military. Why would he think he needs additional forces beyond the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, NSA, National Guard, and Local Police? What emergency is he preparing for?

Joe Biden let that slip before the elections. "Mark my words, it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy.... Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.... And he's gonna need help. And the kind of help he's gonna need is, he's gonna need you - not financially to help him - we're gonna need you to use your influence, your influence in the community, to stand with him. Because its not gonna be apparent initially, its not gonna be apparent that we're right."

The only international crisis so far has also been the most underreported. An attempt was made by the sitting President of Honduras to force changes to their Constitution. When the military refused to obey his orders, which had been declared unconstitutional by the courts, he was deposed. Barack Obama sides with Hugo Chavez in denouncing these actions. This leads one to the conclusion that, like Chavez, Obama feels the President has the right to act contrary to the Courts, the Congress, the Military, and the People.

Putting this all together, there is legitimate cause for concern that the change proposed for America is to turn it into a totalitarian state. I don't think the American people would allow it. But, that won't stop the attempts. Especially when they are this large and this well orchestrated.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Not Just Non-Negotiable

There are certain bills coming through Congress that are designed to fundamentally change this country. These bills are being debated, while some Congressmen seek concessions and others seek compromises. These bills are absolutely NON-NEGOTIABLE. They are so insidious in their design that they cannot be accepted in any form. I am talking about Cap and Trade and Universal Health Care.

The Cap & Trade system has been tried in other countries. Whether or not you consider it effective in its goal of reducing pollution, it has ALWAYS cost far more than it has provided benefit for. Not only that, but it puts even more power over every company and citizen into the hands of people that are seeking absolute and in systems that are rife with fraud.

Universal Health Care seeks to put full control of your health into the hands of faceless bureaucrats. It is already frustrating to deal with an insurance company, who faces competition from other companies and excessive regulation from government. You don't have to imagine how much worse it would be with a Single Payer system, because there are real life examples throughout Europe and Canada. The answer is never to reduce competition. The answer is to remove the barriers and foster competition. Only then will we awaken the innovative and entrepeneurial spirit that has made America the best nation on earth.

These bills are not simply non-negotiable. Despite all of the hateful rhetoric, standing against these bills is an imperative. If not, we will reach a time, in this country, when we will say:
When they pushed through Green Initiatives, I did nothing because I didn't want to look like a polluter.
When they pushed through Health Care for All Americans, I did nothing because I didn't want to look insensitive.
When they pushed through radical changes to my ability to travel, communicate, and assemble I was no longer able to do anything.