Dec 26, 2009

Bush's Final Report Card: Biggest Spender Since LBJ

Fair and balanced analysis from Cato Institute. Republicans need to confess this if they expect to have any credibility in criticizing Obama's liberal spending. The American people are sick of bi-partisan lying and hypocritical finger-pointing

Obama's first report card, where all spending is under his watch, will not be available until next year, 2010 (which should be a doozy too).

President George W. Bush’s last year was fiscal 2009. Outlays that year were $3.522 trillion, according to the CBO. However, $108 billion was spending for the 2009 economic stimulus package passed under President Obama.Bush was thus roughly responsible for $3.414 trillion of spending in 2009, which includes outlays for the financial bailouts enacted under his watch.

George W. Bush: Biggest Spender Since LBJ

Figure 1 shows the average increase in total spending under recent presidents. Bush II was the biggest spender since LBJ. His spending increases were far larger than the three prior presidents.
Of course, presidents share spending power with Congress and it is easier for presidents to control discretionary spending than entitlement spending. Nonetheless, the results in these charts reflect the general spending approach taken by the presidents quite well.
Figure 2 shows total federal spending without interest payments. Presidents have the least discretionary control over interest. The biggest spenders by this measure were again LBJ and Bush II.
The Congressional Budget Office has released final budget numbers for fiscal year 2009. The numbers allow us to take a last look at the Bush administration’s record on spending from a statistical point of view.
he presided over an 83-percent increase in overall federal spending

Mandatory Provision of Health Care Bill is Authoritarian, Unconstitutional

Liberals and Conservatives Question Constitutionality of Healthcare Legislation

Both progressives and conservatives question the constitutionality of the healthcare bill. Specifically, people from across the aisle say that the government cannot force people to buy private health insurance.

On the left, progressives such as law school professor Sheldon Laskin, anti-war activist David Swanson, and Miles Mogulescu are calling the bill authoritarian and unconstitutional.

On the right, Senators John Ensign, Mike Johanns, Lindsay Graham and Jim DeMint and the state attorneys general of Michigan, Washington, South Carolina, and perhaps other several other states are contesting the constitutionality of the mandatory insurance provision in the healthcare bill.

Both liberals and conservatives are challenging its Constitutionality.

To claim to "provide health insurance for thousands of Americans", by simply making it mandatory and threatening a fine (as the Senate bill does) is not a "public service", but tyranny.

Listen to this powerful argument, from the left (David Swanson):
The Constitution provides Congress with certain enumerated powers in Article I and explicitly leaves all other powers to the states or the people in the 10th Amendment. So, the constitutional question, for those who still care whether laws are constitutional, is whether the power to force you to buy a horrible product you do not want from a disreputable monopolistic corporation that pays regular bribes to your elected representatives in the form of campaign "contributions" is specifically listed anywhere in Article I.
Great point, is it not?

Dec 25, 2009

A Christmas Day Sermon 1758: Christmas a "Superstitious" Custom

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A Christmas-Day Sermon.
This sermon was delivered on December 25, 1758.
THIS is the day which the church of Rome, and some other churches that deserve to be placed in better company have agreed to celebrate in memory of the Prince of Peace, the Savior ofmen, the incarnate God, Immanuel.
Now that there is not the least appearance in all the Bible of the Divine appointment of Christmas, to celebrate the birth of Christ, is granted by all parties; and the Divine authority is not so much as pretended for it. Therefore, a Bible-Christian is not at all bound to observe it.
...for at least three hundred years, did not observe any day in commemoration of the birth of Christ.
...if a day should be religiously observed in memory of the birth of Christ, it ought to be that day on which he was born. But that day, and even the month and the year, are altogether uncertain.
Finally, superstition is a very growing evil; and therefore the first beginnings of it ought to be prevented.

The early American pastors preached-up "liberty" from this unbiblical custom as a "tradition of men"! This renowned Presbyterian pastor, Samuel Davies, just prior to the American Revolution, demonstrates in this sermon the "superstition" of Christmas, while preaching about the incarnation or nativity of Christ, entirely different than is done today.

He expands:

Chrysostom, who lived in the fourth century, has these words, “It is not yet ten years, since this day, that is, Christmas, was plainly known to us;” and he observes, the custom was brought to Constantinople from Rome. Now since this day was not religiously observed in the church in the first and purest ages, but was introduced as superstitions increased, and Christianity began to degenerate very fast into popery; ought not we to imitate the purity of these primitive times, and retain none of the superstitious observances of more corrupt ages?

After all it was for "Christian liberty", free from the tyranny and corruption of both the Roman Catholic Church, and more particularly the Church of England, that the Pilgrims, Puritans of New England, Presbyterians and Baptists fled to America for.

18th century American society also did not commonly employ decorated trees (a pagan custom, largely from Norway in recent history, but of Babylonian origin) if they did observe Christmas.   Early American christians and pastors would be shocked at the even grosser corruptions that have been incorporated into this Christianized paganism which Constantine first established (for political reasons to unite the Roman Empire as Christianity grew popular), which has been blasphemously labeled "Christ-mass".

The date of December 25th is proven by Rev. Samuel Davies in this sermon to be an impossible date for the "birthday of Jesus", where he even references the change of Calendar in those early American years.


 The Wall Street Journal gets the history right:

...By the middle of the 19th century, most Protestant churches were, once again, celebrating Christmas as a religious holiday. The reason, again, had more to do with marketing than theology: They were afraid of losing congregants to other Christmas-celebrating denominations.

In 1870, President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law a bill making the secular Christmas a civil holiday because its celebration had become universal in this country popularized.
So the Civil War was followed by a Yankee "establishment of religion" and a particular worship, contrary to the Constitution, by force of law, trampling dissenting Christians biblical and theologically-consistent beliefs.  (And they wonder why we complain that our religious beliefs, though historically vindicated, are trampled for that of the corrupted majority of American church-ianity).  This history also highlights the corruption of the churches (i.e. marketing over theology), which has only gotten worse to the present day, which is self-evident during the holiday season in particular.

Dec 18, 2009

COPENHAGEN LIVE -- Live Streaming Video of COP15

Live Stream of Copenhagen Climate Summit.  [Update:  This is now their canned rebroadcast, Press Pause to silence].  

We did some "live blogging" as the day unfolded:

5:13am EST -- Obama meeting away from Summit in Hotel with 26 heads of state to "broker a deal".

5:15am EST -- Delegates debating text to include "Mother Earth". (This represents pantheism--i.e. global religion in the text).

5:56am EST -- PM of Denmark opens, talks about "Climate Threat" of "global warming"--while referring to the snow storm outside as "different reality".

6:00 am EST -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, "seize the time" now.

6:05 am EST -- Premier of People's Republic of China (Communist state)..."China was first country to adopt climate change formula." (i.e. copy us communists)

(This post was NOT an endorsement of the Summit or the commentary, but only to "keep watch" in the public interest).
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Dec 14, 2009

The Truth About CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) vs. "Climate" Hysteria

CO2 is NOT a pollutant--it's natural and essential for life! Maybe those who cry loudest against CO2 should save or hold their breath, literally, since they are expelling so much CO2 in their political propaganda, while attempting to overthrow civilization.

Any government, whether national or global, that attempts to regulate the necessities of life (including your own breathing!), is erecting the largest tyranny of all.
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The carbon footprint concept has resulted in the EPA proposal that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a pollutant. It is not a pollutant, but is essential for life on earth.

Dec 12, 2009

House Passes Bill to Audit the Fed

There is a very silver lining in the rather dark cloud of financial reform legislation the U.S. House just passed. This would be a historical first and could bring real change. This is a first step toward Congress finally exercising its Constitutional authority over the PRIVATE Federal Reserve Bank System, which has never before been held accountable for anything. Now if only the Senate does the same.

This is Ron Paul's legislation to Audit the Fed, remember. Yes, the one the neo-republicans tried to excommunicate during the presidential primaries for RINOs like Romney, Huckabee, and McCain instead. Capito signed onto this legislation as a sponsor on April 1st, the same day Thomas Woods was interviewed on WCHS 58Live Talk Radio, which we blogged with a recorded podcast here.

There is enough bipartisan support in the Congress very likely to overcome an Obama Veto (since thus far he has shilled for the Banksters, with the help of former New York Federal Reserve Bank Chairman, Timothy Geithner.)

Friday, December 11, 2009

House Passes Bill to Audit the Fed

I have just received confirmation from a very credible Congressional source that the bill to audit the Federal Reserve is included in the House financial reform legislation which passed today. My source says:
The Fed audit provision which passed the Financial Services Committee a few weeks ago is part of the bill. This is a real milestone, as it means that the full House of Representatives has passed a bill that mandates a complete audit of the Fed.
The effort to audit the Fed - supported by 79% of the American people - is gaining traction.
My source says that it will take a couple of days for the GAO to assemble all of the amendments into a single text.
In the meantime, you can view the version of the bill provided by Congress' Thomas website here or here.

Dec 11, 2009

Clarifying the Climate Change Controversy

Cato Institute weighs in with an excellent summary that clarifies the confusing issue of the Climate Change controversy here: A Few Notes on Climate Change

1. The Earth’s climate is constantly changing. The climate was changing in the past, is changing now and, obviously, will be changing in the future – as long as our planet exists.

2. Climatic changes are largely cyclical in nature. There are various time horizons of climatic cycles – from the annual cycle known to everyone to cycles of 65-70 years, of 1,300 years, or of 100,000 years (the so called Milankovitch cycles).

3. There is no fundamental disagreement among scientists, public figures and governments about the fact that the climate is changing. There is a broad consensus that climate changes occur constantly. The myth, created by climate alarmists, that their opponents deny climate change is sheer propaganda.

4. Current debate among climatologists, economists and public figures is not about the fact of climate change, but about other issues. In particular, disagreements exist on:
- Comparative levels of modern day temperatures (relative to the historically observed),
- The direction of climate change depending on the length of record,
- The extent of climate change,
- The rate of climate change,
- Causes of climate change,
- Forecasts of climate change,
- Consequences of climate change,
- The optimal strategy for human beings to respond to climate change.


Dec 7, 2009

December 7, 1941: Day of Deceit--FDR and Pearl Harbor

FDR deliberately set up a plan to provoke Japan into attacking the US Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor (where they sat as ducks in this new forward position, resisted by Naval commanders for that very reason), in order to force reluctant Americans into war with Germany.
Throughout 1941, FDR implemented the remaining seven provocations. He then gauged [monitored] Japanese reaction through intercepted and decoded communications intelligence originated by Japan’s diplomatic and military leaders.

The island nation’s militarists used the provocations to seize control of Japan and organized their military forces for war against the U.S., Great Britain, and the Netherlands. The centerpiece – the Pearl Harbor attack – was leaked to the U.S. in January 1941. During the next 11 months, the White House followed the Japanese war plans through the intercepted and decoded diplomatic and military communications intelligence.
The sinking of the USS West Virginia, then, can be laid at the feet of President Roosevelt, in order to provoke West Virginians and Americans into war in the European (as well as Japanese) theater which they had resisted.
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7, 1941 . . . a Day of Deceit
week, as Americans remember those 2403 men, women, and children
killed – and 1178 wounded – in the Japanese attack on
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941, recently released government
documents concerning that "surprise" raid compel us to
revisit some troubling questions.
There are
two questions at the top of the foreknowledge list: (1) whether
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his top military chieftains
provoked Japan into an "overt act of war" directed at
Hawaii, and (2) whether Japan’s military plans were obtained in
advance by the United States but concealed from the Hawaiian military

Roosevelt believed that provoking Japan into an attack on Hawaii
was the only option he had in 1941 to overcome the powerful America
First non-interventionist movement led by aviation hero Charles
Lindbergh. These anti-war views were shared by 80 percent of the
American public
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The "New Pearl Harbor"--Defense Secretary Robert Gates: "No Hard Intel on Bin Laden in Years"

In this breaking FOX News video they bring in a former CIA operative (from the spook archives) to do some serious Spinning to explain why Defense Secretary Gates (under both Bush and Obama) said that there has been "no hard intelligence" on Osama Bin Laden "in years"--despite all the "video tapes" and "audio tapes" released to the media (by private neocon "intelligence" firms)!

Watch him weave and dodge this public admission of the man blamed for September 11th (but now swapped for KSM, presently in New York for a 9/11 Show Trial, after being waterboarded 183 times into a "confession" as a patsy), even though the FBI has stated they have "no hard evidence connecting bin Laden to September 11th"!

Of course, after December 2001 (when Bin Laden was reported dead by FOX News also), Bush no longer cared about Bin Laden either (see video on the side of this blog). Keeping this phantom "alive" but unfound has made perfect propaganda for perpetual "war on terrorism", especially in Afghanistan.

Dec 4, 2009

The Police State Continues to Expand Its Powers

Note the newest technology is being deployed locally where the 4th amendment which defends against unreasonable search or seizure of personal data is trampled, under the usual pretense of "motor vehicle records". The danger to privacy and freedom is greater than this scenario too, for it will not be long before this automated license plate reader will not only pull up vehicle registration and DMV records, but delve into the driver's personal history (via REAL ID or PASS ID data-mining via the SSN number), as the Surveillance State expands.

Dec 2, 2009

Barack W. Bush--Obama's "Preventive War" in Afghanistan

Obushma's Afghanistan war policy--the BUSH DOCTRINE CONTINUES. The word "terrorism" was hardly invoked, but "essential for our national interests....and attacks on our HOMELAND" implied the same thing. It's still all about the 9/11, and only the rhetoric has changed slightly.

See Rachel Maddow's MSNBC video analysis about Obama's Nobel Peace Prize and proof that the Bush Doctrine continues. Powerful analysis.
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Afghanistan: Barack W. Bush?

Afghanistan: Barack W. Bush?

With his plans for an Afghanistan troop surge, some say Obama is embracing the "extremist" war policies of George W. Bush

Obama's plan evokes Bush at his most despicable:
"This year's Nobel Peace laureate just escalated the war in Afghanistan for the second time," says Rachel Maddow on her MSNBC talk show. Though Obama tried to frame the troop increase in his own terms, he called Afghanistan a preventative war. And "that's the Bush doctrine in all its Orwellian extremism…the concept of America at war, globally, indefinitely, against anyone at our own digression." (Watch the clip from "The Rachel Maddow Show")
Same words, different president: If you compare Obama's Tuesday’s address with Bush’s January 2007 speech outlining his Iraq "surge," says Glenn Greenwald in Salon, you’d be hard pressed to find anything "new and innovative" in Obama’s rhetoric.

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Nov 19, 2009

Robert C. Byrd Day Tribute: Byrd Spoke the Truth, and It Did Emerge

This is a non-partisan post, and excerpts of a great speech, to honor a true statesman (on his Congressional milestone and day of tribute), not a mere politician, who resisted the powers of propaganda and the tyranny of political-correctness to speak "truth to power" before it became more popular (and easier), in the aftermath of Sept. 11th.

This speech will be a historical classic (read it closely, not only its philosophic and practical discourse on truth, but wise analysis of post-9/11 national susceptibility of the public mind to rush into error) during the Bush presidency. Even now party loyalists, fearful of their political standing in the eyes of others, will dare not acknowledge its truth publicly, even though it now stands vindicated in full.

But let everyone, as the Bible so wisely counsels,"give honor to whom honor is due" and "rise up before the hoary (grey) head", in respect (instead of irreverent mockery for an aged man's frailties or weaknesses), for a Senator who has truly distinguished himself in not only age, but wisdom, oratory, industry, and integrity before his Congressional peers. It is a sad commentary upon Congress that there are few who bear these excellent marks and characteristics that he shares with some of the greatest statesman in American history, which even so many West Virginians of both parties do not appreciate or admire.

This speech was perhaps Senator Byrd at his Zenith, and at one of the most crucial times when speaking the truth, though drowned out, was needed in Congress to resist the "powers that be".

'The Truth Will Emerge'

By Senator Robert C. Byrd
Senate Floor Remarks - May 21, 2003

"Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again,--
The eternal years of God are hers;
But Error, wounded, writhes in pain,
And dies among his worshippers."

Truth has a way of asserting itself despite all attempts to obscure it. Distortion only serves to derail it for a time. No matter to what lengths we humans may go to obfuscate facts or delude our fellows, truth has a way of squeezing out through the cracks, eventually. But the danger is that at some point it may no longer matter. The danger is that damage is done before the truth is widely realized. The reality is that, sometimes, it is easier to ignore uncomfortable facts and go along with whatever distortion is currently in vogue.... the run-up to our invasion of Iraq featured the President and members of his Cabinet invoking every frightening image they could conjure, from mushroom clouds, to buried caches of germ warfare, to drones poised to deliver germ-laden death in our major cities. We were treated to a heavy dose of overstatement concerning Saddam Hussein's direct threat to our freedoms. The tactic was guaranteed to provoke a sure reaction from a nation still suffering from a combination of post-traumatic stress and justifiable anger after the attacks of 911. It was the exploitation of fear. It was a placebo for the anger. Since the war's end, every subsequent revelation that has seemed to refute the previous dire claims of the Bush Administration has been brushed aside. Instead of addressing the contradictory evidence, the White House deftly changes the subject. No weapons of mass destruction have yet turned up, but we are told that they will in time. Perhaps they yet will. But our costly and destructive bunker-busting attack on Iraq seems to have proven, in the main, precisely the opposite of what we were told was the urgent reason to go in. It seems also to have, for the present, verified the assertions of Hans Blix and the inspection team he led, which President Bush and company so derided....

...What has become painfully clear in the aftermath of war is that Iraq was no immediate threat to the United States. Ravaged by years of sanctions, Iraq did not even lift an airplane against us. Iraq's threatening, death-dealing fleet of unmanned drones about which we heard so much morphed into one prototype made of plywood and string....

...there is little to constrain this President. Congress, in what will go down in history as its most unfortunate act, handed away its power to declare war for the foreseeable future and empowered this President to wage war at will. As if that were not bad enough, members of Congress are reluctant to ask questions that are begging to be asked....We cower in the shadows while false statements proliferate. We accept soft answers and shaky explanations because to demand the truth is hard, or unpopular, or may be politically costly....

But I contend that through it all, the people know. The American people unfortunately are used to political shading, spin and the usual chicanery they hear from public officials. They patiently tolerate it up to a point. But there is a line. It may seem to be drawn in invisible ink for a time, but eventually it will appear in dark colors, tinged with anger. When it comes to shedding American blood--when it comes to wreaking havoc on civilians, on innocent men, women and children, callous dissembling is not acceptable. Nothing is worth that kind of lie--not oil, not revenge, not re-election, not somebody's grand pipe dream of a democratic domino theory. And mark my words, the calculated intimidation that we see so often of late by the "powers that be" will only keep the loyal opposition quiet for just so long. Because eventually, like it always does, the truth will emerge. And when it does, this house of cards, built of deceit, will fall.

Nov 15, 2009

Tea Parties Are Not Enough: The Duty of Americans to Resist a Rogue Federal Government

If Americans want to restore freedom and check the power of corrupt government they will have to man-up and do it themselves. Elections will not restrain it and "tea parties" are likewise impotent.

If the Constitution doesn't expressly give jurisdiction to the federal government over a certain subject, it may not act on it.
....Today, most of us are Subjects of a corrupt government. ...But we are not powerless. We, in fact, should not allow the government to act wrongfully against us....If a law doesn't fit, you must acquit!...We do not need to wait for a ruling from a judge to nix an unjust prosecution. We do not need to wait for the "right" politicians to erect the "right" legislation to take back our inalienable rights. We people are the ultimate check against despotic government authoritarians. Effective use of trial by jury is deadly to government bureaucrats, politicians, and their henchman. It's a highly efficient and bloodless form of rebellion.
Shall we take back our Liberty now?

Then read about the power of Jury Nullification here.

Oppressive Government

There is no entity that is more obnoxious than government. No entity kills more. No entity plunders more. No one entity violates more individual rights more often, with more impunity. And none spews more propaganda and lies. History proves this beyond a shadow of a doubt. Be it a monarchy, oligarchy, union of socialist republics, or a communist Nation-State like the people's republic of china, you can rest assured that a big powerful government will be the bane of Liberty every time. It has always been this way. Government must be checked. Bureaucrats must be resisted. They must be over-ruled.
A corrupt government is one that extends unlawful jurisdiction over the people it is supposed to protect. A corrupt government is one that legislates beyond its rightful power by erecting laws that do injury to liberty, justice...
The Constitution of the United States was ordained with the primary object being the defense of Liberty.

Nov 6, 2009

Danger--America Becoming Statist: First Bush, Now Obama

Note: First the Security or Police State then the Nanny State. This is a must-read article, and hopefully an eye-opener to those still stuck in the "left" or "right" paradigm of thinking of partisan politics, both of which pick and chose which parts of the Constitution they want to dismantle for desired ends.

Put the Bush and Obama policies together, sprinkle in a couple more terrorist attacks, and one or two more state-caused financial calamities, and you have a recipe for . . .

* The destruction of American liberty
* The blossoming of a Leviathan State
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The End of Statism (after its rise)

President Bush and the Republican Congress expanded government more than any administration in history. They also laid the basic foundations for a future police state. Now, President Obama and the Democratic Congress have . . .

  • Retained, and in some cases expanded, all the Bush-era policies -- the wars, the PATRIOT Act, warrantless spying, REAL ID, imprisonment without due process, extraordinary rendition, etc.
  • Begun to extend the already existing foundations for a future socialist state with things like direct government ownership of businesses, the health care bill, cap and trade, and a host of other measures big and small

Put the Bush and Obama policies together, sprinkle in a couple more terrorist attacks, and one or two more state-caused financial calamities, and you have a recipe for . . .

  • The destruction of American liberty
  • The blossoming of a Leviathan State
Read the signs . . .

We are living through a Statist revolution.

Nov 5, 2009

Don't Portray Obama or Global Governance in a 'Negative Light'

Obama's media liaison meets with Fox News (Satire). Pardon, it just fits so well.

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Oct 26, 2009

Copenhagen Treaty: US Sovereignty vs. Global Government

A remarkable oratory warning of a dangerous treaty about to be signed by Obama that will alter America's own self-government forever.
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Oct 9, 2009

Dashcams of Charleston Police Hi-Speed Chase, Shooting Deaths

Both officer and suspect shot by Charleston Police. The incident has raised great controversy about the justification for both a dangerous high speed chase (70 to 85 mph) as well as the shooting of an unarmed suspect and an officer.
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BREAKING NEWS: Charleston Releases Dashcam Video of Deadly Chase
The City of Charleston on Friday released dashcam video of the police chase that ultimately led to the shooting deaths of Patrolman Jerry Jones and suspect Brian Good. WEB EXTRA: watch the dashcam video

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Releasing Dash-Cam Video?
New Details in Fatal Police Shooting (11pm)
6pm 9/28: New Details Released
6pm Friday: Radio Recordings Released

Sep 13, 2009

A Sunday Message: Why People Hate the Christian Religion and the Bible

"And this is the condemnation, that light is come unto the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved."
-- Jesus to Nicodemus the Pharisee, who came to see him by night

Politically-Correct Hatred

It has become increasingly popular to speak with absolute contempt of religion, in particular Christianity, and the Bible (the most respected and distributed book of antiquity), especially in the context of public morality. Any historic laws or philosophers may be quoted from freely (no matter how unworthy of credit), but let anyone dare quote from this profound and historic Book and instantly the democratic mobs bristle and hurl abuse in hateful spite at the messenger. The present public controversies about homosexuality in particular have frequently accused Christians of "hating", as if those who accuse are lovers of professing Christians, or virtue and righteousness, in their calls for modern "justice", while casting down and trampling both the laws of nature and moral laws of God revealed in the Bible, abolishing virtually all historic mores of social decency. "Bible thumpers" has become the ridiculed great evil, and the good Book has become Verboten in a growing Social Fascism of Political-Correctness where "judge not" (as Jesus spoke, but also who commanded to "judge ye with righteous judgment") is misinterpreted and misapplied to condemn righteous standards by those who "call evil good, and good evil". Can't you feel the love of the condemning social revolutionaries against all those with any Christian profession or standards, who think that "judge not" does not apply to their camp of the New Sadducees of a politically-correct new Liberal Righteousness, who are not really tolerant in their own judgment, and seek even to persecute under color of their new laws and pending legislation?

But could it be, in part, a problem with modern Christianity that accounts for this too? Into this modern age it would be good to hear a just and forthright old sermon from a popular English preacher of yester-year,
who spares neither Christian professors and pastors nor those who despise Christian truth, for which reasons it has become politically-correct and common to hate Christianity and the Bible, as if it had the "savor (or smell) of death" on it, instead of a "savor of life".

Aug 11, 2009

Manchin Stands Up For State's Rights vs. Federal Martial Law

Apparently in acting in capacity of the National Governor's Association, as second in leadership, Governor Manchin put his name to paper in defending States' Rights under the 10th Amendment of the Constitution to counter a usurping role of the Federal government and Pentagon during times of declared crisis.  This would also include governor's powers, versus federal, in response to a Swine Flu emergency:

Governors oppose DoD emergency powers

A bipartisan pair of governors is opposing a new Defense Department proposal to handle natural and terrorism-related disasters, contending that a murky chain of command could lead to more problems than solutions.

Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas (R), chairman of the National Governors Association, and Vice Chairman Gov. Joe Manchin (D) of West Virginia penned a letter opposing the Pentagon proposal, which they said would hinder a state's effort to respond to a disaster.

Current law gives governors control over National Guard forces in their own states as well as any Guard units and Defense Department personnel imported from other states.

May 28, 2009

CATO--"Hate Crime" Laws Are Unconstitutional

"Hate crime" laws are "thought crime" laws, constitute "double jeopardy" (being tried twice for same crime), and violate the 1st and 14th (and also not mentioned, 10th) amendments of the Constitution, this scholar asserts. He also takes the ACLU to task since they ought to know better, and should lead the opposition.

The ADL (hypocrites who defame many) is behind "hate crimes" legislation, and is the powerful, private, special interest, propaganda agency to federal and local law enforcement (including FBI) and media, who are the sole self-appointed definers of public orthodoxy and what constitutes "hate" or "hate groups", even "terrorism" watch lists!

"Hate Crimes" laws could become the basis of a New American Inquisition, where a certain "orthodoxy" of thought, speech, religious or philosophical beliefs is upheld and requires punishment of all to the contrary.

Think about the danger of this! What about "liberty of conscience" and freedom of speech?
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Apr 1, 2009

Blame the Fed and Government, not Free Markets: Author of 'Meltdown' Interviewed on 58 Live

Tom Woods does not mince words and puts the blame squarely on the Fed (Bernanke, Greenspan, et al) and the U.S. government (Congress) for the financial meltdown and the economic and banking crisis.

What is ironic is that Congressman Ron Paul's warnings and economic platform, ignored by the heavy-handed republican establishment during the primaries (and which no other republican candidate stood for), is now becoming popular and receiving the attention it deserves. Ron Paul in fact wrote the forward for Dr. Wood's book.

Listen to most of his interview here on this podcast, which took place on 58 Live (WCHS radio Charleston, WV) on April 1st. (Click on the box to begin the player).
[Recording made under FAIR USE rules, intended for educational purposes only].

About Tom Woods

Tom Woods

Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books. A senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Woods holds a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard and his master's, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Read more »


A New York Times bestseller!

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“A must-read. Writing with remarkable clarity and occasional mordant humor, Thomas Woods makes a compelling argument for a radical turn to the free market as the only way to prevent meltdowns from recurring.”

From the foreword by Ron Paul:

“We can probably expect an avalanche of books in the coming months that purport to tell us what happened to the economy and what we should do about it. They’ll be dead wrong, and most of the advice they provide will be dreadful. You can count on that.

“That’s why Meltdown is different. This book actually gets things right. It correctly identifies our problems, their causes, and what we should do about them. It treats the architects of this debacle not with the undeserved reverence they receive in Washington and on television, but with the critical eye that is so conspicuously missing from our supposedly independent thinkers in academia and the media.
________TAKE ACTION: Call Rep. Capito or your Representative______

Ron Paul’s bill to audit the Federal Reserve (HR 1207) now has 50 co-sponsors, and the numbers keep growing!

If you haven’t done so already, tell everyone you know to call and write their representative and ask that they support the “Federal Reserve Transparency Act H.R. 1207″.

If you called before and if your representative is not listed below, follow up and ask them to take a position either way so we know where they stand on the issue of bringing transparency to the Federal Reserve.

Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

Here’s a sample letter you can use.

Mar 29, 2009

Demolition of Union Carbide Building, Compared to WTC 7 on 9/11

Three different views of Saturday morning's demolition.

Compare this to World Trade Center, Building 7 on September 11, 2001 at 5:20pm
and then go to Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth to view and read professional analysis of that event.

Mar 27, 2009

Civil War Days in Hurricane, West Virginia

It's that time of year again, to remember the so-called Civil War, actually the War of Northern Aggression, which expanded and centralized Federal power over the states, overthrowing the Constitution by a northern majority in Congress for a Democratic Despotism where "majority rules".

The event itself is great, tracing the historic battle of Scary Creek (where Confederates taught the Yankees a hard lesson), but the politically-correct spin (for victor's always write the history) always tries to glorify Abraham Lincoln (who was a tyrant and Great Consolidator--Walter Williams), as if this were a just war, instead of the beginning of imperialist Wars for Democracy on American soil, costing over 600,000 lives (greater than all other U.S. wars combined!), that preceded the latter world wars under the same pretense (see Pat Buchanan's book: "Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War" at the bookstore at bottom).

This year's event will have a replica of the first American submarine to sink an enemy ship, which was the Confederate States C.S.S. Hunley.

Raising of the C.S.A. Hunley, Charleston, SC 2000

This video is from the 2008 event, very amateur, but in one take with some authentic historical music (by Bobby Horton) set to it.