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I'm a simple man, not a simpleton. The worst thing any of our leaders can do is to get those two things confused. I'm a warrior for those things I believe in. I stand up for my friends, family, God, and country. All I truly want is for the government to stay as far out of my life as I can get it. Oh and just in case you haven't guessed it; I'm conservative in my bones.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Death of a Free Republic

This is a repost of a blog I wrote back in Oct. of last year. I feel that it may mean more to people today than it did then. Hind sight being what it is.



Saturday, October 4, 2008

Death of a Free Republic

Today I write to tell you of the terrible illness that has swept into our great republic. It is a cancer founded in political correctness, sloth, and cowardice, as well as the greed and power mongering of the Washington elite. It is, I am afraid, a fatal cancer of the core values and strengths that brought us to the highest points in the history of human kind.

It started not too very recently, but remained, if not dormant then hidden, eating away at the defensive immunities that our founders had placed in this great society at its conception. Like mother's milk, our founders tried to pass on their understanding and thereby protect us from illnesses and evils by preaching and teaching that ours was to be a Godly country; founded on Christian principles and mores. They fought to make a country that would stand like a shining city on a hill, as President Reagan said, to show all peoples what a free God-fearing country could become. They charged us to hold this great land with their ideals and we have forsaken our sacred duty. We have allowed the failed beliefs of failed nations to creep into our country and take root like a virus. Like a viral infection, this disease will take its course and we have no defense against it. Most people don't even recognize the symptoms of the illness. Those things that dissolve the bone structure of our nation are seen as aid and help in times of struggle.

Let me be more clear in the different aspects of this disease. It started in 1947 with a putrid finding by the Supreme Court on the false idea of the separation of church and state. From this ruling all further break downs in the social mores of our country can be traced. Next was the introduction of socialist policies under the "New Deal". These policies can honestly be argued to have prolonged the Great Depression, instead of, as liberal historians would have us believe, ending it. As evil as it was, WWII was the reason for the end of the Great Depression. Sloth, on the part of conservative people, has caused us to let others make the decisions that effect the course of our lives and those of our future born. Greed makes us ask for hand outs from the government and makes us dependant on that government for our daily bread and shelter from the time we are born to the time we die. Cowardice causes us to shy away from the good fight because we don't want to have our peers look down on us as extremists. Extremism in a just cause is not a vice. It is a responsibility. It is a Duty. Now we allow our children to kill their children so as not to "punish them with a baby" for their mistakes. No longer do we look to ourselves when our lives do not pan out, instead we look to others who we perceive, thanks to our politicians and the media, are holding us down and interfering with our success.

Our founders told us that the policies of socialism are evil. The Federalist papers as well as other period documents and letters by our founders show clearly that the government was never to wield the powers that it now does. In 1773 our fathers stood in protest against unfair taxation and wealth redistribution that was happening in the early colonies. Knowing that they were in open rebellion against, not a peace loving democracy, but a brutal monarchy, they still voiced their anger and refused to fold under the incredible pressures and punishments handed down by the crown. In the end, they revolted and fought for their freedom.

Now, little more than 230 years have passed, and its almost inconceivable that we are the descendants of those great men. Those great souls that must weep if not for the guarantee of freedom from pain and sadness in the here-after. All they fought for is now dying. Our country's only social fighters are those that argue and struggle to roll back our rights and those of the helpless. They would guarantee a woman's right to kill a child up to the day it came out of its own accord. They would deny that life any defense or human label other than fetus. We lose more and more of our humanity and we wonder why our youth kill themselves and each other in our schools.

Our government now has started socializing our private industries in the name of stabilizing the economy. The government CAUSED this crisis. Their corruption and power mongering is what guaranteed that this would happen. They knew it was coming and now they run around telling us that they must act, and it must be NOW! They have increased, in one week, our federal budget by over 20%. This is an increase directly to our national debt. It is a debt our children's children's children will have no hope to pay off. God help us.

But then, why should he? We have abandoned him and his teachings. We have not only said that we don't know him, we say that we aren't interested in knowing him. He will not help us. Not if he was willing for the Jews to suffer outside of their own homeland for 2000 years before restoring them. What chance have we? None. I don't know if the final death will take another 50 years or it may take the 8 years that Obama will rule. Please note the intentional use of rule instead of serve. Either way, the disease, be it a form of cancer or sexually transmitted disease, was self-given and if we survive, the cure will have to be self administered and painful. If not then we go into the long night of our own accord. Just like Rome and Greece before us.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Great Ideas Are Not New. Neither Are The Horrible

I was perusing the different blogs that I frequent and came accross this and got myself turned on to a great man of the last century that had it more right than wrong.


I don't know of a better way to argue the defense of free markets than this man has. I find it hard to believe that I have reached the age I have without learning about this man before now. But I'll definately be studying up on him now.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Need A Laugh? Here's A Good One.

Ok, see I don't feel that I have very many prejudices. Well, ok I have a few... Muslims with funny vests, Women in Bhurkas, Mexicans with barbed wire cuts that can't speak english. Anyone in the Democratic Party. Most in the Republican caucus, and above all of these are prius drivers.

I'm a truck driver and at least 4 times a week I have to scrape the little bastards off my truck grill. So, you'll have to excuse me for laughing my butt off at this one. Enjoy if you can, if you can't, move on.

To Quote Larry the Cable Guy, "This's funny, I don't care who you are."

Fighting Back

What is the largest source of aggravation for most of us dissatisfied Americans? We know that we threw away the last election and now we're suffering from the largest case of buyers remorse in history. The cost of our little rebellion against the jerks that call themselves republicans is now at 9.3 trillion dollars and looking to climb. (No one apparently thought to figure in what all the unemployed people NOT paying SSI taxes was going to do to the deficit. Oops!) Anyways, now that we've passed up the chances given to us to replace the idiots on the Capitol Hill with conservatives and let McCain/Huckabee combined to beat out anyone who could legitimately be called Conservative, we've got to find a way to bring us back around to the way we should be going. That brings me back around to my original question, "What is the largest source of aggravation for most of us dissatisfied Americans?

The answer is a lack of actionable choices. Some of us blog, which I've mentioned in the past, doesn't fulfill the need to take action. Some go off the deep end and prove that there are a lot of people from the shallow end of the gene pool by threatening private citizens' and their families' lives for an ENGINEERED and ORCHESTRATED fake rage-filled uprising at AIG. Others simply go to the doctor and ask for anti-depressants or start drinking.

Some time back, I wrote a blog on here that called for everyone that considers themselves conservative to help me find a way to combine our voices. Over a month later, and I've had no epiphanies or any emails from my friends out here in Angryville. We came to the idea that the mainstream media wasn't going to do a damn thing to help us get our voices heard by those that need to hear them most. Then, along comes Glenn Beck and his 9/12 project. To date there are 258,000 people signed up there. I joined this morning because I looked at the values and principles that it is founded on and I agree with damn near all of it.

9 Principles
1. America Is Good.

2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life. God “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the external rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.” from George Washington’s first Inaugural address.

3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday. Honesty “I hope that I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider to be the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” George Washington

4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
Marriage/Family “It is in the love of one’s family only that heartfelt happiness is known. By a law of our nature, we cannot be happy without the endearing connections of a family.” Thomas Jefferson

5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
Justice “I deem one of the essential principles of our government… equal and exact justice to all men of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political.” Thomas Jefferson

6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results. Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness “Everyone has a natural right to choose that vocation in life which he thinks most likely to give him comfortable subsistence.” Thomas Jefferson

7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
Charity “It is not everyone who asketh that deserveth charity; all however, are worth of the inquiry or the deserving may suffer.” George Washington

8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
On your right to disagree “In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude; every man will speak as he thinks, or more properly without thinking.” George Washington

9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.
Who works for whom? “I consider the people who constitute a society or a nation as the source of all authority in that nation.” Thomas Jefferson.

These are the nine principles taken directly from the 9/12 project site. Here are the 12 values.

12 Values
Honesty
Reverence
Hope
Thrift
Humility
Charity
Sincerity
Moderation
Hard Work
Courage
Personal Responsibility
Gratitude

What in all of that is there that we cannot get behind? And lastly, I'm going to post the 9/12 mission statement and I strongly urge all of us to stop being lone voices in the wilderness and band together somewhere. If not here, where there is a good start made, then somewhere that has a hope of making a mark. We threw away all chances in the last election because we were angry. We cannot afford to make the same mistakes again.

Mission Statement
Posted by the912project on March 24, 2009 · Comments (223)

This website is a place for you and other like-minded Americans looking for direction in taking back the control of our country. It is also a place to find information that will assist you in navigating the rough waters we face in the days, weeks and months ahead.

We suggest that you start in your own homes. Talk to your family about the Values and Principles. Discuss the importance of what the Founders designed for America.

Hold or attend a weekly meeting in your neighborhood or town. Communication with your neighbors is vital to the process of protecting our country. Gather in living rooms, coffee houses or restaurants. Share your thoughts and ideas.

Visit this website often. Make use of the resources that are linked here. Share the ideas and resources that have worked in your home or town.

This is a non-political movement. The 9-12 Project is designed to bring us all back to the place we were on September 12, 2001. The day after America was attacked we were not obsessed with Red States, Blue States or political parties. We were united as Americans, standing together to protect the greatest nation ever created.

That same feeling – that commitment to country is what we are hoping to foster with this idea. We want to get everyone thinking like it is September 12th, 2001 again.


Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you watch the direction that America is being taken in and feel powerless to stop it?
  • Do you believe that your voice isn’t loud enough to be heard above the noise anymore?
  • Do you read the headlines everyday and feel an empty pit in your stomach…as if you’re completely alone?


If you’ve answered YES, then you’ve fallen for the Wizard of Oz lie. While the voices you hear in the distance may sound intimidating, as if they surround us from all sides—the reality is very different. Once you pull back the curtain, you realize that there are only a few people pressing the buttons, and their voices are weak. The truth is that they don’t surround us at all.


We surround them.


At the origin of America, our Founding Fathers built this country on 28 powerful principles. These principles were culled from all over the world and from centuries of great thinkers. We have distilled the original 28 down to the 9 basic principles.


So, how do we show America what’s really behind the curtain? Read the nine simple principles. If you believe in at least seven of them, then we have something in common.

Welcome.

So now you choose, if you haven't already. Is there anything in this movement that you cannot get behind? Join up, add your voice. One man standing in a raging river will be swept away and lost, but man men and women locked together can fight the rivers course and pull each other through to the other side.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I Wish This Could Be Prayed in The Federal House and Senate

This event actually happened in the Kansas House in Topeka on January 23, 1996. Joe Wright is the pastor of Central Christian Church in Wichita and was guest chaplain that day. He prayed a prayer of repentance that was written by Bob Russell, pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. According to an article in the Kansas City Star from January 24, 1996, his prayer did stir controversy and one member of the legislative body walked out. Others criticized the prayer. The controversy didn't end there. Later that year in the Colorado House, Republican representative Mark Paschall angered lawmakers by using Joe Wright's prayer as the invocation. Some members there also walked out in protest. Here's the prayer in its entirety.

Heavenly Father,
We come before You today to ask Your Forgiveness and seek Your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ''Woe to those who call evil good,'' but that's exactly what we have done. We have lost our Spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values. We confess that; we have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it pluralism; We have worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism; We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle; We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery; We have neglected the needy and called it self preservation; We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare; We have killed our unborn and called it choice; We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable; We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem; We have abused power and called it political savvy; We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition; We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression; We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, O God, and know our hearts today; try us and see if there be some wicked way in us; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent here by the people of this state and who have been ordained by You, to govern this great state of Kansas. Grant them your wisdom to rule and may their decisions direct us to the center of Your Will.I ask in in the name of your Son, The Living Savior, Jesus Christ.

Paul Harvey covered this as well as several other newspapers, but even though it's not a recent event, I felt that the prayer has profound meaning now, more than ever.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Three Amigos- Media you should have.

Tuesday has been a windfall for me, of sorts. I have come accross three items that I think everyone who loves this country should get. The interesting thing is, that there is one item from each of the three main media types: music, print, and video. I don't usually endorse anything in the way of books, tapes, or other media, with the exception of the "Obsession" video (which I still urge everyone to buy) but today I came across these three items and I'll take them in reverse order from the way I listed them above.

First, there is a website with a video called http://www.takeyourmoneyback.com/. I urge everyone to go and watch/buy the video and follow through with their suggestions. I have no idea if it will or can work but many people have asked the question, "What can I do?" The options are limited but this is a good place to start. Pass the link along, if you will, to all your friends.

Next is the new book by the Landmark Legal Foundation's Mark Lavin. He's been described as a bare knuckles fighter for Liberty and Freedom and if you've ever caught his radio show, I'm sure you agree. His new book is entitled “Liberty and Tyranny” and from what I've seen of the little I've been able to get through so far (I just bought it), it deserves the number 1 slot that it has earned in just one day. It's an education in the history of our nation that I believe is being rewritten in our schools. And his style makes it a page-turner.

And lastly, I was watching John Rich of Big and Rich on Sean Hannity's show tonight and if he wants to run for office, I'll vote for him. He pulled no punches with the Obama coolaid drinker that was on there, and really set even the Conservative babe (sorry can't remember much other than she was informed and HOT) down for talking over American's collective heads. So, to finish out my list of suggested media, buy his new album "Son of a Preacher Man". Here's the video of a great song, "Shutting Detroit Down" from John Rich's website.


All of these are worthy projects in their own way. Please support them if you support their messages. God bless.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Doom And Gloom: Is This The End of America?

I was looking around to try to find something GOOD to write about. I haven't really written much myself because I've been in sort of a melt down period. I mean, how much evil can a person take in before they either burn out or have to take a break. So, other than looking at a few others' blogs and commenting there or cross posting from places that I frequent, I haven't written anything original. So tonight, I thought I'd give it a try and see what I could come up with.

So, as I said, I got online tonight and tried to find something that was uplifting. Some piece of good news that would light a small candle of hope in this otherwise depressingly vast blackness that has become the American future. And what have I found? Have I found any signs that our national leaders have decided to turn their course and put us back on the narrow path? No. Have I found that people have started initiatives to recall elected leaders and replace them? No.

Instead, what I find are articles like this one that I found on the Drudge Report:Paper: Is this the end of America? There are many things that I agree with in this article but it is rather shallow in its scope. Or this one,Obama Refocuses on Budget, Wants Priorities Passed , from Newsmax.com. The problem here is that the priorities that he wants are the exactly opposite things that need to be done in order to bring our economy back. The bottom line is that in the next 10 years we are looking at a 9.3 trillion dollar deficit with his priorities. Even the Congressional Accounting Office says that that is unsustainable.

I did however, find this little gem. I may have found a new hero! "Man critical of Obama case judge visited by marshals'I told your Gestapo goons we had nothing to talk about'" this one was found in WorldNetDaily. First off, I love the fact that this man from D.C., arguably the most liberal cities in the country, has the unmitigated nerve to stand up to not only a federal judge but two U.S. Marshalls that come knocking. This guy is great! However, there is a certain foreshadowing of events to come in this piece. The fact that they showed up to harass this man for a letter that made no threats against the judge, for the sole purpose of shutting him up, is distressing. As well as the threats against the lawyer mentioned in the paper, by the self same judge. This kind of thing is going to get worse. Hell, I am sometimes surprised I haven't gotten a visit or call, considering some of the topics that I am unabashed in writing about.

And if any of you know me you know that I have come to respect Joel C. Rosenberg as a writer and as a Prophecy scholar. Also, he has extensive experience with Middle Eastern religions and Governments as he previously worked with several U.S. and Israeli leaders, including Steve Forbes, former Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Natan Sharansky, and former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In his weblog he makes a very interesting point. A point that I have seen on very few TV programs, no printed media, and only mentioned on one or two radio programs: INSIDE THE REVOLUTION: PRESIDENT OBAMA APPEALS TO LEADERS OF IRAN, BUT IGNORES THEIR END TIMES THEOLOGY.

If you look at anything from only one perspective you blind yourself to what path the world is truly on. So many in our society only look at topics from one perspective. Usually this boils down to "victim" or "perp" points of view. But, you have to start looking, not only at action/reaction points of view, but at causality. WHY does Iran do what they do? What is behind it? Why does Obama do what he does? What beliefs fuel his agenda?

The title of this blog asks "Is this the end of America?" In many ways, yes it is. For those that are repelled by the idea of armed uprising in this country, I suspect this is going to be a very sad place for you before Pres. Obama ends his presidency. For those of us that view the Bill of Rights as a near sacred body of work, this too, shall be a very sad place in the very near future. For those of us that find ourselves looking to the eastern sky as more and more prophecy is fulfilled, our days of sadness are numbered. That is probably the only bright thing that I can offer here.

If you are a Christian, I am glad for you. I hope that you brace yourself with His Word. Gird yourself with the full armor of God and arm yourself with knowledge. If you are not a Christian, I pray that you open the Bible and look at it with an open mind. Here's a few points that you should look at: first, EVERY major religion excepts the premise that Jesus of Nazareth was born and died just as the new testament says. And of everyone who could be proven to have lived, only Jesus ever fulfilled the messianic prophecies. More and more prophecy is becoming clear. And I don't think that anyone who is a believer will deny that the bedrock of the church is under more fire than at any other time in our nation's founding. This isn't just a concerted attack from non-believers, either. This is the attack from false teachers that was prophesied. Christian principles are being watered down and the idea of "sin" is being obfuscated by moral relativists.

Thanks for coming by and to those that have added my blog to your rolls, thank you very much.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Jewish Smackdown!!!!

Ok. Now before I get any hate mail on the title, I am not racist. Well, not much. Ok. So I do have a couple racist bones. But their in my pinky toes so they don't rear up much. I liked Ari Fleicher when he worked for G.W. and I still do. Here's a good clip of him spanking Chris Mathews about the head and shoulders. I wish I could take credit for finding this but I found it on the website http://www.ihatemedia.com/. By the way, I absolutely love this site as it takes it straight to the mainstream media. Check the vid and then take a trip over there. You'll love the place.

Monday, March 9, 2009

True Conservatism Explained Best

This is directly from Alan Keyes' site. I've never seen it said more succinctly.




Ed Said:
Conservative powerbrokers must accept the new reality on the ground: Generation X Conservatives have a different philosophical view of the world. Do not fear us; embrace us; we are the breath of fresh air the Conservatives so desperately need…
For the most part, Generation X leans to the right when offered Reagan Conservatism; it's when the religious right shows up, most check out.
Conservatives lose all credibility to fight every nanny state issue because of abortion. Or are Conservatives for a nanny state when the rules play into their preferences? Why alienate millions of women because of our pro-life stance? The pro-life movement has its own inertia, why do Conservatives need to help? It would be great to get some more women in the Conservative tent.
In our battle to advance Reagan Conservatism how does promoting Christian morality help our cause?
March 8, 2009 10:16 AM


In response to my post about Sam Brownback's retreat from principle, this comment from Ed arrested my attention. He asks an important question; one that I'm sure reflects the thinking of millions of people like him. I believe that answering it is not at all difficult, though the reasoning involved requires several steps, in the course of which we recapitulate the tenets of conservatism.

1. The preservation of Freedom- In order to know whether promoting morality advances the cause, we must first think about the nature of the cause. Reagan conservatism is first and foremost about preserving freedom. It begins, like the United States itself, from the premise that as individuals all human beings have unalienable rights (rights inseparable from their humanity), among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. To state the principle in this way begs a question however. What justifies the claim to these rights? As a matter of historical fact, America's founding generation justified it by reference to the will of the Creator, to whose Providence they trusted, and whom they regarded as the ruler and ultimate judge of the universe. All this they made clear in the Declaration of Independence, at the moment the United States came into existence as a free and independent nation. If members of Generation X embrace the American doctrine of freedom, they must either embrace this justification for it, or make the case for some other. Of course, they may be content to assert it as an existential act of will, without justification. But how does it promote conservatism to reduce its foundation to an arbitrary whim? If the claim to freedom is an arbitrary whim, why should it be preferred to the whims of wealth and power that are the basis for oligarchy, military tyranny or other forms of despotism? If there is no rational basis for the preference, how do we preserve it from the whirlpool of relativism, which in the end sucks political life into a maelstrom of perpetual conflict intermittently relieved by those eras of calm during which superior might reduces all to slavery and subjection?

2. Securing the blessings of liberty- Contrary to the inclinations of the more shallow libertarians, conservatism has nothing in common with anarchism, since it is based on preserving freedom, which means firmly establishing it on sustainable grounds. Anarchy is not sustainable, but inevitably produces first chaos, then tyranny. So, while respecting the premise of unalienable individual rights, conservatism also requires respect for the limits implied by the reasoning used to justify our claim to those rights. Put simply, if the claim to rights rests on the premise of God's authority, we cannot preserve the claim if we use our rights in a way that destroys respect for God's authority. The premise of freedom is equal rights. The premise of right is God's authority. Freedom exercised with respect for God's authority is liberty. Thus exercised it produces good results, which the preamble to the U.S. Constitution calls "the blessings of liberty." This of course implies that there are curses, or bad results that arise from the abuse of freedom, which abuse the Founders often referred to as licentiousness.

3. Establishing limited government- Conservatism respects the goals for our government set forth in the U.S. Constitution. It therefore seeks to secure the blessings of liberty and avoid the curse of licentiousness. In order to achieve this goal, freedom, whether for one individual or a large number, must be limited by respect for the rights that are inseparable from our humanity. Free government, though based upon consent, is therefore not the instrument of unbridled free will. It is government limited by respect for the right use of freedom (which is, by the way, the proper definition of a right), and for the authority that substantiates it.

4. Promoting respect for law- Government limited by respect for the right use of freedom is lawful government. This does not mean government in which people slavishly obey whatever their rulers declare to be the law. It means first of all respect for the premise of lawfulness. Lawfulness is the right exercise of freedom, so that when individuals conform their choices to what is right they behave lawfully. If they form a community on this basis, they constitute a society in which they literally govern themselves. But when individuals voluntarily behave in a lawful fashion they act morally. Morality is therefore the effective basis of self-government.

5. Preserving the moral basis of freedom- As individuals acting lawfully do what is required by right, others are obliged by their respect for what is right (and ultimately by respect for the authority of God which substantiates the claim of right) not to interfere with what they do. The exercise of right thus limits the actions of others. But the government is nothing more than the instrument of individuals when acting as a community. So when individuals act lawfully government is, like all others, obliged to respect their rights (that is, not to interfere with the actions they take in order to do what is right.) Whatever its powers, its exercise of those powers is limited to actions that are consistent with this obligation. Self-government is thus the effective basis for insisting upon limited government. But since the essential substance of self-government is moral action, morality is the effective basis for insisting upon limited government. Conversely, where morality and therefore self-government fail, the power of government must expand in order to restore respect for right. Such expansion must extend as far as the disorder produced by licentiousness requires. Given the ingenuity of human wickedness, this implies no limitation but what is required to maintain superior power.

6. The promotion of morality thus appears to be an essential prerequisite for limited government. Limited government is the key practical goal of conservatism. One advances a cause by actions that bring closer the achievement of its goal. Therefore the promotion of morality advances the cause of conservatism. It's worth noticing that the logic used to reach this conclusion, while consistent with Christian beliefs, is entirely based upon the understanding of rights and government contained in the fundamental civic documents of the United States (in particular the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.) If Generation X conservatives have a philosophical view of the world that rejects this understanding, they are not conservatives at all, at least not in any sense that Ronald Reagan or any other American conservative would comprehend. I also wonder whether their views are, in the true sense, philosophical. Opinions asserted without reason may be deeply felt. They may be authentic expressions of an individual's real identity, convictions or needs. But if old Socrates was any guide, when it comes to philosophy none of these attributes is a substitute for the simple willingness to accept the discipline of the search for truth. One of the greatest obstacles to this acceptance is the worship of one's own opinion.

Now I can hear you saying that the Founders reliance upon the authority of God was no more than their own opinion. But even Socrates did not hold that philosophy required the possession of truth, only the willingness constantly to submit to the examination made necessary by respect for it. Since thousands of years before the American founders, people who call upon the name of God have submitted themselves to this examination, as I do on the pages of this site. When the "philosophic view" of Generation X can make the same claim, it might be less unwise to consider trusting the fate of the world to their opinions. When they articulate and find some justification for their view that moves men to righteousness, and to give their all, in pain and war and martyrdom against injustice as the Christian gospel of love, or the American creed of freedom has done, it might be wise to do so. For now all we see is people who demand all so that their lusts may be satisfied, their fragile egos comforted, and their self-indulgent intellectual fantasies indulged. Such people lean toward the materialist version of conservatism as a way of avoiding the one discipline on offer from those now lifted to leadership, supposedly with the support of their Generation. I mean the discipline of government dependency, slavery and domination. Sadly, they do not realize that there is no sustainable choice that will respect their licentious whims. The real choice we face is between totalitarian government based ultimately on force, and self-government grounded upon respect for what is morally right.

One final word: Conservatives don't believe in the nanny state, but in the free republic, which requires among other things, respect for the authority of the Creator God on which our claim to freedom relies. In any case, I think it may be a mistake to refer to what leftists like Obama intend to impose as a nanny state. Sometimes nannies have been, a more than adequate substitute for mothers who think they have things they can do better. However if, as a free people, we have reached the stage when we have better things to do than to preserve our rights and respect the discipline implied by them, I see nothing in the history of humankind to justify the assumption that the resultant tyranny will be an adequate substitute for the loss of our individual and national dignity. When I'm tempted to think otherwise, I remember the moral degradation that Frederick Douglass and others held to be the greatest misery of my slave ancestors, and I think again.

Monday, March 2, 2009

To Be or Not To Be. Or... Is There A Point To This Blogging Crap?

In the past I've been called all sorts of names for my positions. Admittedly, most of it was from a very few liberal twits that refuse, either due to the sheer volume of weed that they are partaking of or through a true inability to perceive reality, to see the truth of what I, and others like me, say.

However, very early on, I was brought up short on another blog because I commented on the likelihood of armed uprising in this nation. I have also said that I believe that such an uprising is the only possibility of seeing the nation that we love, return. For these views I am relagated to the far right wing fringe and marginalized. However, since the start of the last election cycle, I've not seen ANY good news (the news of Teddy Kennedy's ultimate demise not withstanding) on the conservative front, and I'm even more convinced of the following facts:
  • Socialism and Marxism have roots dug so deep in our country now that no legal action will be able to dig them out. Unless you consider the act of secession a "legal" action. There is some noise about this due to the Feds mutilation of the 10th ammendment.
  • Those of us that hold to our beliefs are too few to carry out a grass roots movement of this type. Mainly, this is due to mainstream America living with their heads under the covers and nto accepting reality for what it is.
  • Forces are massing right now to take even more weapons away from those of us who are law abiding, but discontented with the way the government is heading. Make no mistake, the new balloons being floated by the government on tighter gun control laws have nothing to do with crime control. It is in direct response to members of government seeing the uprising that is coming, and trying to take the teeth out of it. ( do a google search on the Army war colleges findings or Congressmen talking about civil unrest do to economic issues)
  • More and more it is becoming obvious that Obama's intention is NOT to fix the economy, but to reverse all of the things that Reagan accomplished. Barry is insidious in that, given the option of two terms and not progressing with his whole agenda, or one term and pushing through all of his agenda, he'll opt for one term only.

With the obove observations, I've come to question what good we are doing on these blogs. Yes, we connect with people of like mind, and we attempt to educate people as to the things that we see happening, but are we doing any good? I don't think so. Not really. We aren't strong enough to influence those in power.

It is my contention that we need to organize. We need to pull together and form a not-for-profit or PAC that can actually get our voices into the national media or at least syndicated talk radio. Each blogger is a voice that gets drowned out in the noise of our lives. Each of us can inspire one another, but most people don't even see past their own lives, unless someone on the TV or radio tells them to look deeper. For millions of Americans, Paul Harvey was one of those voices. He was very influential and heard by people from coast to coast. Rush Limbaugh has 20 million listeners daily but he is a provocateur by nature. And I'll be the first to tell you that I believe him to be right nearly 100 percent of the time, but he's soft in areas that we can not afford. Sean Hannity might be a voice in the dark, but he's a talking points man and I find it hard to see him as authentic. Glenn Beck is a singular individual. He is pasisonate, and extremely conservative fiscally and socially. But he doesn't have the gravitasse to make national leaders stand up and take notice.

It is going to take something more. Something very like the ACLU in scope, but with the ideology of the Heritage Foundation. There are many small conservative groups but we have to find a way to bring them under one umbrella. If anyone has an idea how we can do this, respond here or email me at Greywolfe226@gmail.com and we'll see what is and is not possible. If heroic efforts are not put forth by every freedom loving man and woman in America, then I do not believe I am overstating it when I say that our only true hope will be in the second coming.

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