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MARCH 16, 2010


PURPOSE:
To upset you!  To anger you!
To show you enough of the evils and abuses of liberalism and progressivism that you will get involved.
To encourage you to contact your elected representatives and object.
NOTHING WILL CHANGE UNTIL YOU DO!!!
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"If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep."  ~ Will Rogers

"The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."  ~ Ronald Reagan

"America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation."  ~ Laurence J. Peter

"Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents?"  ~ Peg Bracken

"If the Lord loveth a cheerful giver, how he must hate the taxpayer!"  ~ John Andrew Holmes

"To force a man to pay for the violation of his own liberty is indeed an addition of insult to injury."  ~ Benjamin Tucker

"The point to remember is that what the government gives it must first take away."  ~ John S. Coleman

"The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:  If it moves, tax it.  If it keeps moving, regulate it.  And if it stops moving, subsidize it."  ~ Ronald Reagan

"U.S. Internal Revenue Service: an agency modeled after the revenue raising concepts of the 19th century economist, Jesse James."  ~ Robert Brault

"If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude.  Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation.  It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute."  ~ Thomas Paine

"There's nothing wrong with the younger generation that becoming taxpayers won't cure."  ~ Dan Bennett

"If we don't do something to simplify the tax system, we're going to end up with a national police force of internal revenue agents."  ~ Leon Panetta

"Be wary of strong drink.  It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss."  ~ Robert Heinlein

"By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation."  - Edmond Burke

"The free man will ask neither what his country can do for him nor what he can do for his country." – Milton Friedman

The people must also be self-assertive. They must have the spirit of the old Revolutionary War flag: "Don't tread on me!" They must be vigilant against those, at home or abroad, in or out of government, who might wish to trample on their rights. They must be courageous and manly, with a sense of honor, so that in hard times they will stand up and fight, and not slink away slavishly so as to avoid trouble and danger.
Thomas G. West and Douglas A. Jeffrey, The Rise & Decline of Constitutional Government in America

The most important moral of all is that excellence is where you find it. I would extend this generalization to cover not just higher education but all education from vocational high school to graduate school. We must learn to honor excellence, indeed to demand it in every socially accepted human activity, however humble that activity, and to scorn shoddiness, however exalted the activity. An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. --- John William Gardner (1912 - )

Our Founding Fathers were greatly influenced by a rather lengthly treatise on the subject of freedom, The Spirit of Laws, by Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, published in 1748.  You can read it for yourself at: http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=837&Itemid=27

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COMMENTARY
By G T Baker
(www.linksandtoons.com)

"DEEM AND PASS!!"

 Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats are now working to get their health care legislation passed without having to vote on it.  The "deem and pass" idea is that the politicians will then be able to say, "not me, I didn't vote for it."  The thing to realize about this is that by trying to get their health care legislation into effect by this method they are admitting that they know that the majority of Americans don't want it.

The "deem and pass" method is not new for the Republicans did the same thing several years ago.  The thing to realize is that by doing this the Constitution is being subverted.  Our Congressmen are supposed to be representing the wishes of the electorate but when legislation goes into effect without a vote of our representatives there is no way to say that the wishes of the voters have been considered.

This is just one more example why no Congressman currently in office should be re-elected in the upcoming election cycles.  This includes the Republicans too because for decades the Republicans have been little more than a rubber stamp for the Dems.

Here's more on "deem and pass" and the current health care legislation:
>>> http://www.rightpundits.com/?p=5863
>>> http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/15/AR2010031503742.html
>>> http://americasright.com/?p=3930
>>> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703909804575123512773070080.html
>>> http://www.chron.com/commons/persona.html?newspaperUserId=desperado&plckPersonaPage=BlogViewPost&plckUserId=desperado&plckPostId=Blog%3AdesperadoPost%3A6f458404-f7c0-4f85-b711-b782972ab9af&plckController=PersonaBlog&plckScript=personaScript&plckElementId=personaDest

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LINKS

"Kick open that door, and there will be other legislation to follow ... We'll take the country in a new direction." - Nancy Pelosi:  http://hotair.com/archives/2010/03/15/pelosi-obamacare-is-the-beginning-of-taking-america-in-a-new-direction/

The target of the Liberal Progressives is nothing less than your freedoms:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT7xfoSiH5Q

Liberals never change their objectives or compromise, only change the Appearance.  See that amplified in an SEIU memo:  http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0310/Obama_pollster_Revise_process_not_goals.html?showall

Oooops and uh oh:  http://biggovernment.com/gknapp/2010/03/15/time-to-pay-the-ious-out-of-the-lock-box/

Mexican drug cartels infighting make the US Mexico border a dangerous place:  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20000442-504083.html

Why they ALL must go:  http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/62793

Dead Dems walking: http://www.weeklystandard.com/print/articles/dead-congress-walking

Obama's healthcare bills - spin, spin, spin:   http://newsbusters.org/blogs/rich-noyes/2010/03/15/media-reality-check-year-spin-liberal-obamacare

Obama's healthcare program would pay health insurers about ten times what they currently earn.  "Evil" insurance companies????:  http://healthcare.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZjZhYmEzODZmZWViMDAyZWUwMjlkMzJiN2YyYTZmMWU=

Global warming according to Senator Inhofe:  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/34443.html

In an attempt to survive ACORN groups are changing their names (but not the way they operate):  http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gUiGsBtx2MUMlFmLr_mcIQfAZA6AD9EEVUT80

Activist judge rules ACORN has a "right" to your tax money:  http://bridgetdgms.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/activist-judge-rules-acorn-has-a-right-to-your-money/

QUOTE  "Health care premiums will decrease 3000%" - Barack Obama:  http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_html/frugal-blog/frugal-cafe-blogzone/2010/03/16/obamas-math-lie-health-care-premiums-will-decrease-3000-so-you-should-get-a-raise-whenif-obamacare-is-passed-video/

How NOT to lead:  http://www.hermancain.com/news/press-opinion-022810.asp

Detroit, the Postal Service, and Health Care Reform:   http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/what-do-detroit-the-postal-service-and-health-care-reform-have-in-common/

Obama blocks US energy independence by blocking offshore drilling:  http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/2010/03/obama-kills-off.html

QUOTE FROM THE OBAMACARE BILL:  "Individuals who fail to purchase the required insurance will be fined 1/12 of the annual cost of the required insurance with penalties, not to exceed 300 percent." (Chapter 48, Section 5000A, Page 321 ff)

The south is rising again.... and so is the rest of the country:  http://www.onenewsnow.com/Perspectives/Default.aspx?id=937746

US credit rating questionable:  http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/15/what-happens-if-americas-credit-rating-is-downgraded
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Lobbyists scurrying to make major changes to the 1,336-page financial overhaul legislation:   http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/87225-top-10-lobbying-fights-over-financial-reform-overhaul

Thrashing the Constitution:  http://www.fame.org/HTM/Edwin%20Vieira%20Speech%20to%20the%20Rotary%20Club%20of%20NY%203-25-03.htm

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Seems like the Obama Administration doesn't agree with Lincoln.
Rather, they seem to have adopted the philosophy of:

OF THE GOVERNMENT
BY THE GOVERNMENT
FOR THE GOVERNMENT

RIGHT?



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