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Lift your lamp beside the golden door, Break not the golden rule, avoid well the golden calf, know; not all that glitters is gold, and laissez faire et laissez passer [let do and let pass] but as a shining sentinel, hesitate not to ring the bell, defend the gates, and man the wall

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Cycle of Democracies

overview of what various forms of Govt.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Herbert Hoover

Hoover's plan the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, although not a direct parallel operated for the same anti-capitalist "bail out" goals as TARP.  
Hoover was a proponent of the concept that public-private cooperation was the way to achieve high long-term growth [ie Socialism].
Hoover ran for election on Engineering credentials. A very Futurist/Progressive appeal.

Hoover gave us the Smoot Hawley Tarrif

Hoover raised taxes from 25% to 63% and Unemployment soared to 25%


Dispelling The Herbert Hoover Myth By Jonah Goldberg via CBSNews



Friday, July 29, 2011

Van Jones

He got it wrong and upon realizing it, immediately corrected it. 
 as 'Green Jobs Czar' [The Green Jobs approach having destroyed the economy of Spain]
 Any fan of Beck's knew his motivation was never a firing; that being the WH ploy to get the subject, that hiring practices of the White House, dropped.

In Van's own words as reported in an "East Bay Express" article titled "The Face New of Environmentalism by Eliza Strickland
The Subheading now says:


"Van Jones renounced his rowdy black nationalism on the way toward becoming an influential leader of the new progressive politics."

But in the same article it says:

"Before, we would fight anybody, any time," he said. "No concession was good enough; we never said 'Thank you.' Now, I put the issues and constituencies first. I'll work with anybody, I'll fight anybody if it will push our issues forward. ... I'm willing to forgo the cheap satisfaction of the radical pose for the deep satisfaction of radical ends."
His new philosophy emphasizes effectiveness, which he believes is inextricably tied to unity. He still considers himself a revolutionary, just a more effective one, who has realized that the progressive left's insistence on remaining a counterculture destroys its potential as a political movement. "One of my big heroes is Malcolm X, not because I agree with Malcolm, but because he wasn't afraid to change in public,"

Sunday, July 24, 2011



Those damn Progressives are responsible for, INVENTING Propaganda, Corporatism, The

Progressive Income Tax &, death Tax, Hell the 2,500 Page Tax Code, Identity Politics, The

KKK, Prohibition & therefore Gangsterism, Farm Subsidies, The Constitution as a "Living

Document", Judicial Activism, Eugenics, Federal Segregation & Segregation of the Armed

Forces, WORLD WAR II, The Abandonment of the Gold Standard, The Federal Reserve,

Concentration Camps in America TWICE, The Murder in the womb of countless Black Babies,

Open Borders, The Popularization of Keynesian Economics, the New Deal, Czars in America,

The Great Depression, lreat SOciety", The "New Bill of Rights", Welfare, THE PONZI SCHEME

OF SSI!, BANKRUPT Medicare, Lawsuits Ironically crippling businesses with impossible

Handicap accessibility codes (Particularly in California), The Bailouts, The Stimulus, The



You forgot "The First Black President" who is responsible for the last four.

YOu've credited "Progressives" with the 14th Amendment (WHEN THEY DIDN"T EXIST YET),

& Republican Representatives are responsible for the The Civil Rights Act, LBJ (P) voted

against the first 1 that Eisenhower (R) Wrote, & only signed the 2nd because of pressure to

do so.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Herbert Croly

Croly was the founding lead editer of "The New Republic", the preimenent Progressive Magazine.

Croly argued in his book, that the 'old ideas of equal rights are not only untenable but the root of the present crisis'.






Tuesday, May 31, 2011

George Bernard Shaw

July 26, 1856 – November 2, 1950



GBS was a 'Class Struggle' Themed Author, Supporter of Stalinist USSR [and denier of the famine], Fabian Socialist, and shavian Eugenicist.

Shaw asserted Class Warfare [as the state of affairs] Condemning democracy [of the time] as inadiquate due to the ignorance & apathy of workers caused by 'greedy' employers.

Shaw beleived in "Shavian Eugenics" as an eventually Natural Super Man solution; that is, he believed a "Life Force" subconsciously drew women to select superior mates [Classes there-obstructing], for superior children.
Shaw, influenced by Henry George's views on land Nationalization in 1882 concluded private property rights for land was theft, and advocated Equal Distribution of it, and natural resources.
He believed in restricting pay for individuals not only to a single rate for all, [to eliminate poverty], but also limiting pay to only be given to individuals for their labor.
"You must all know half a dozen people at least who are no use in this world, who are more trouble than they are worth. Just put them there and say Sir, or Madam, now will you be kind enough to justify your existence? If you can’t justify your existence, if you’re not pulling your weight in the social boat, if you’re not producing as much as you consume or perhaps a little more, then, clearly, we cannot use the organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us and it can’t be of very much use to yourself."
The Board to justify your existence along with an entreaty to scientists to invent a 'humane but deadly gas' is construed by some to be 'Ironic Satire', this defense fails to convince most, due to continued lack of all but circumstantial evidence.
Monster or Fool, this concept helped kill 12 Million ppl in the Nazi Germany's Holocaust.
"To cut humanity up into small cliques, and effectively limit the selection of the individual to his own clique, is to postpone the Superman for eons, if not for ever. Not only should every person be nourished and trained as a possible parent, but there should be no possibility of such an obstacle to natural selection as the objection of a countess to a navvy or of a duke to a charwoman. Equality is essential to good breeding; and equality, as all economists know, is incompatible with property." 
-The Revolutionist’s Handbook and Pocket Companion

"The Revolutionary Holocaust" [Full Video]
Excerpt - George Bernard Shaw on Eugenics

Earlier Use of the Footage
The "Soviet Story"


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Nationally Socialized Health Care

___________________________________________________________________________________ 5 freedoms you'd lose in "health care 'reform'" If you read the fine print in the Congressional plans, you'll find that a lot of cherished aspects of the current system would disappear.  July 24, 2009: 10:17 AM ET 1. Freedom to choose what's in your plan 2. Freedom to be rewarded for healthy living, or pay your real costs 3. Freedom to choose high-deductible coverage 4. Freedom to keep your existing plan 5. Freedom to choose your doctors http://money.cnn.com/2009/07/24/news/economy/health_care_reform_obama.fortune/   _________________________________________ The Case Against 'ObamaCare', A Primer for Non-Lawyers  by Robert A. Levy via http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=12972 Excerpt-

Multiple challenges to President Obama's health care reform are percolating through the federal courts. Soon the Supreme Court will be asked to weigh in on perhaps the most important question of the post–New Deal era: Are there any remaining limits on the breadth and scope of federal power?
Reinforced by decades of Court decisions that have gutted the Framers' original conception of limited government, the Obama administration has embraced an unprecedented expansion of centralized control. This paper addresses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which includes a mandate that individuals either purchase a government-prescribed health insurance policy or pay a penalty. The Department of Health and Human Services has asserted three constitutional provisions as sources of authority for the mandate — the Taxing Power, the Commerce Clause, and the Necessary and Proper Clause. Each of those purported sources is deficient. First, the penalty for not buying health insurance is not a tax. Even if the penalty were a tax, it would fail the constitutional requirements for income, excise, or direct taxes. Second, the power to regulate interstate commerce extends only to economic activities; it does not permit Congress to compel such activities in order to regulate them. Third, the mandate is not necessary; indeed, it is merely a means to circumvent problems that would not exist if not for PPACA itself. Nor is the mandate proper; it cannot be reconciled with the Framers' original design for a limited federal government of enumerated powers. An essential aspect of liberty is the freedom not to participate. PPACA's directive that Americans buy an unwanted product from a private company debases individual liberty. And it's unconstitutional.
eBook - http://www.cato.org/pubs/wtpapers/ObamaHealthCareReform-Levy.pdf _________________________________________________ Public Option vs. Single Payer System  Public Option: a Govt. Program IS an Insurance Company, while Health Insurance Is Mandatory;  
Individual Mandate: The 'Individual Mandate' to purchase 'Health Insurance' has been ruled unconstitutional. http://michellemalkin.com/2010/12/13/judge-to-obamacare-architects-ahem-meet-the-constitution-power-grabbers/
__________________________________________________________ Single Payer: Govt. HCI Program holds monopoly on Health Insurance. -- Jacob Hacker [Architect of 'ObamaCare'] stated at the "Tides Foundation":
"Someone once said to me this is a Trojan horse for single payer and I said, well its not a 'Trojan' horse right? Its just right there! I'm telling you we're going to get there, over time, slowly, but we'll move away from reliance on employment based health insurance as we should but we'll do it in a way that we're not going to frighten people into thinking they're going to lose their private insurance, we're going to give them a choice between public and private when they're in the pool and then we're going to let them keep the employment based insurance if their employer continues to provide it" Which such a system incentivizes They Don't!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sTfZJBYo1I __________________________________________________________________________________ MEDICARE/ MEDICADE/ The Complete Lives System aka DEATH PANELS [by Necessary Rationing] __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Statistics __________________________________ 62.5% of The UN WHO Report That ranks our (USA) Health Care at 38th, IS MEASURED ON "FAIRNESS"

This article appeared in the American Spectator on March 10, 2008
(Short Excerpt) The WHO rankings are based on a constructed index of five factors. One factor is "health level," defined as a country's disability-adjusted life expectancy. Another is "health responsiveness," which includes desirable characteristics of healthcare like speed of service, protection of privacy, and quality of amenities. Both of these are sensible indicators of health quality, but they constitute only 37.5 percent of each country's score. The other 62.5 percent encompasses factors only tenuously connected to the quality of care -- and that can actually punish a country's ranking for superior performance. ___________________________________________
A Blog Excerpt from Agoraphilia
The WHO rankings include more than inequality, which means the changes described above would have ambiguous effects on the country's score. But that's a problem, because the changes described should register as unambiguous improvements. And note that the WHO approach places 62.5% of its weight on inequality measures. ______________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ The Top 5 USA Hospitals conduct more clinical tests than ALL hospitals in Canada or Sweden or Great Britain for an entire year __________________   22 yr olds are dying of thirst in England Hospitals _____________________________________ The Fraser Institute estimates that 41,000 Canadians sought health care in the U.S. during 2009.  __________________________________________________________________________________ A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization. · Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis: U.S. 65% England 46% Canada 42% · Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months: U.S. 93% England 15% Canada 43% · Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months: U.S. 90% England 15% Canada 43% · Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month: U.S. 77% England 40% Canada 43% · Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people: U.S. 71 England 14 Canada 18 · Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in "excellent health": U.S. 12% England 2% Canada 6% ---------________________________________________________---------- Between 2006 and 2008, Ontario sent more than 160 patients to New York and Michigan for emergency neurosurgery — described by the Globe and Mail newspaper as “broken necks, burst aneurysms and other types of bleeding in or around the brain.” _________________________________________________ Only half of ER patients are treated in a timely manner by national and international standards, according to a government study. The physician shortage is so severe that some towns hold lotteries, with the winners gaining access to the local doc.  Overall, according to a study published in Lancet Oncology last year, five-year cancer survival rates are higher in the U.S. than those in Canada. Based on data from the Joint Canada/U.S. Survey of Health (done by Statistics Canada and the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics), Americans have greater access to preventive screening tests and have higher treatment rates for chronic illnesses. __________________________________________________________________________________
In Canada, Diane Gorsuch twice had heart surgery cancelled; she suffered a fatal heart attack before her third surgery. In Great Britain, Mavis Skeet had her cancer surgery cancelled four times before her cancer was determined to have become inoperable. In Australia, eight-year-old Kyle Inglis has lost 50 percent of his hearing while waiting nearly 11 months for an operation to remove a tumor in his ear. Kyle is one of over 1,000 children waiting over 600 days for ear, nose and throat surgery in Warnbro, a suburb in Western Australia. These are not mere anecdotes. Much academic literature has examined the impact of waiting lists on health. A study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that 50 people died while on a wait list for cardiac catheterization in Ontario. A study of Swedish patients on a wait list for heart surgery found that the "risk of death increases significantly with waiting time." In a 2000 article in the journal Clinical Oncology, British researchers studying 29 lung cancer patients waiting for treatment further found that about 20 percent "of potentially curable patients became incurable on the waiting list." ___________________________________________________________________________________ PLAYLIST of Related Videos ___________________________________________________________________________________ LINKS  

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=33426 http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=33425 http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=33428 http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=33427 http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=33435 http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=33429 http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=33422 http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=33431 http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=33421 http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=33416 http://www.atlassociety.org/cth--14-Is_There_Right_Health_Care.aspx


Friday, April 8, 2011


Marxism is an economic and socio-political worldview that centers around a political ideology for how to change and improve society by implementing socialism. Originally developed in the early to mid 19th century by two Germans, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Marxism is based upon a materialist interpretation of history. Taking the idea that social change occurs because of the struggle between different classes within society who are under contradiction one against the other, the Marxist analysis leads to the conclusion that capitalism, the currently dominant form of economic management, leads to the oppression of the proletariat, who not only make up the majority of the world's populace but who also spend their lives working for the benefit of the bourgeoisie, or the wealthy ruling class in society.

To correct this inequality between the bourgeoisie, who are the wealthy minority, and the proletariat, who are the poorer majority, Marxism advocates, and believes in the historical inevitability of, a proletarian revolution, when the proletariat take control of government, and then implement reforms to benefit their class, namely the confiscation of private property which is then taken under state control and run for the benefit of the people rather than for the interests of private profit. Such a system is known as socialism, although Marxists believe that eventually a socialist society would develop into an entirely classless system, which is known as communism in Marxist thought.

"Marxism" -

colloquially  refers to generally anti-capitalism and pro-Redistribution-ism [because of the Marx quote "From each according to his ability to each according to his need"].

The nature of attempted implementations of 'Marxism' demonstrating its nature as being the [impossible] politically authoritarian design/control of economics.
The Nature of a free market necessitating a govt.'s protection of property and free trade.
Keynesianism being a "Mixture Economy"

Politics and Economics by nature are interrelated; It is supremely incomplete to talk about a govt. structure without mentioning how its funded or discussing an economic structure without mentioning if a govt. is subsidizing industries [or certain Companies!].

Any philosophy that does not take the interrelation into account [as a primary point of reference], cannot very well impart perspective on either the key natures of political and economic systems, a failing which by nature aligns with the promotion of redistributionism and Govt. Economic interference; ignoring the source of Government's revenue, The People.

Cuba - 

The Marxist vision of Communism being impossible [by way of inevitable Oligarchy and impossible universal economic equality, excepting universal poverty and notable deviation of Oligarchs]; Cuba is not "Socialist", but what has always been recognized as "Communist" [at least since the start of the cold war]; that is, within the extremes of State Run, Controlled Economy.

Taking coffee off of infants' ration cards IS NO DEVIATION FROM IT.

Lawrence O'Donnell's Epic America is Socialist Rant - 



Saturday, March 19, 2011

Constitution of the USSR

The Soviet Constitution

At the Seventh (Special) Session of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR Ninth Convocation on October 7, 1977, the third and last Soviet Constitution, also known as the "Brezhnev Constitution", was unanimously adopted. The official name of the Constitution was "Constitution (Fundamental Law) of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics" (Russian: Конститу́ция (Основно́й Зако́н) Сою́за Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик).
The preamble stated that "the aims of the dictatorship of the proletariat having been fulfilled, the Soviet state has become the state of the whole people." Compared with previous constitutions, theBrezhnev Constitution extended the bounds of constitutional regulation of society. The first chapter defined the leading role of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and established principles for the management of the state and the government. Article 1 defined the USSR as a socialist state, as did all previous constitutions:
"The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is a socialist state of the whole people, expressing the will and interests of the workers, peasants, and intelligentsia, the working people of all the nations and nationalities of the country".
The difference is that, according to the new Constitution, the government no longer represented the workers and peasants alone. Later chapters established principles for economic management and cultural relations.
The 1977 Constitution was long and detailed. It included twenty-eight more articles than the 1936 Soviet Constitution. The Constitution explicitly defined the division of responsibilities between the central and republic governments. For example, the Constitution placed the regulation of boundaries and administrative divisions within the jurisdiction of the republics. However, provisions established the rules under which the republics could make such changes. Thus, the Constitution concentrated on the operation of the government system as a whole.
Just like all preceding versions of the Soviet Constitution, the 1977 Constitution preserved the right of constituent Soviet republics to secede from the Union; this provision would later play an important role in the dissolution of the Soviet Union.


Dec 17 2009 - Glenn Beck Program on FN

Glenn Beck: Progressives Want to Bring Europe to America
During this health care reform debate, how many times have you heard that health care is a right? That’s been one of the main selling points — that we’re the greatest country in the world, and the only one where every citizen isn’t entitled to health care?
How can that be? Well, I’ll tell you how that can be: It’s simply because we are the greatest nation on Earth that we haven’t succumbed to socialized medicine.
Our Founders knew that the people would need health care; the need hasn’t changed over the years, only the quality of the care and they didn’t put it in the Constitution.
I’ll tell you something else, the progressives know it’s not constitutional. Here’s President Obama talking about the trouble with the Constitution:
BARACK OBAMA: Generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. It says what the states can’t do to you, it says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf.
Yes, that’s the way the Founders designed it. This is an old progressive argument, but one that was first brought to the forefront when FDR campaigned for a Second Bill of Rights:
PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: We have accepted, so to speak, a Second Bill of Rights … the right to a useful and remunerative job in the industry … the right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation; the right of farmers to raise and sell their products at a return which will give them and their families a decent living; the right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies … the right of every family to a decent home; the right to adequate medical care … the right to adequate protection from the economic fears … and finally, the right to a good education.
Why would they need a Second Bill of Rights, if it was already included in our initial Bill of Rights? The right to a job, a certain pay, a home and yes, medical care.
If government provides everyone jobs, pay, a home and medical care, how would that work? Simple: communism. All the money goes to the government, who then redistributes it equally: equal pay, equal homes, equal medical care — equally bad. We saw how the system worked for the Soviet Union and China, that’s why the Second Bill of Rights ended up on the scrap heap of history.
Oh, but our neo-progressives have pulled it off that heap, dusted it off, shined it up and put a fresh coat of lipstick on that same, old, disgusting pig.
Cass Sunstein, Obama’s recently confirmed regulatory "czar," wrote an entire book about it called, "The Second Bill of Rights: FDR’s Unfinished Revolution and Why We Need It More Than Ever":
CASS SUNSTEIN, REGULATORY ‘CZAR’: Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights has turned out to be lost in the United States, but the Second Bill of Rights has turned out to be one of the best American exports. So in Europe, and even in Iraq now, the constitutional understandings often include a right to a decent chance at economic well being.
It’s turned out to be one of the "best American exports"? How’s that export working out for Europe and Iraq? One of our best exports? That just shows you the sorry state of what we export in this country.
What is this fascination, this progressive love affair with socialist Europe? Europe is your standard of excellence? In France, they’re experienced a record economic downturn this year, which has led to strikes and riots. CMA DataVision gives Ireland a 24.6 percent chance of going bankrupt within five years. Greece was just downgraded to a triple-B credit rating — good luck with those interest rates now. And Iraq? Are you seriously going to try to hold up Iraq as a beacon of stability, who has created a lasting constitution?
In more than 200 years since ratification, we’ve had one Constitution and one government in the United States. France has had fifteen. Russia had six constitutions in the last 100 years. Spain, Great Britain, Poland, Italy — does anyone remember Yugoslavia? I think we all envy those accomplishments. Need we even mention, Germany?
All of Europe has undergone massive and repeated upheavals in their forms of government. Why do progressives so dearly covet the European example of chaos, tyranny and instability? America is the only nation on Earth with the kind of stability, longevity, prosperity and freedom we’ve enjoyed for over two centuries. And we’ve accomplished it all with just the original Bill of Rights in our original Constitution.
Michael Moore "discovered" FDR’s fireside chat on the second Bill of Rights in his anti-free market movie, "Capitalism" and acted as if he’d found the Holy Grail of Socialism. I expect that from him, from Hollywood. But I expect better, more logical thinking, with maybe a grasp of historical perspective from our elected officials. Well, at least I used to.
I mean, think about it: Guaranteed jobs and the right to earn enough to provide adequate food, clothing and recreation? What’s "adequate" food? Enough to keep me from starving to death or to help me get to 500 pounds? "Adequate" clothing: K-Mart or Armani? And adequate recreation? Is that a movie once a month or three yearly trips to socialist Europe? How would you determine that? Who decides? Obviously, government. Farmers have a right to produce and sell their products at a return that gives them and their families a "decent" living? Decent? Who decides? The government. Does the right of the farmer to set his decent living price conflict with my right to adequate food? The right to a decent home. How big? How decent? Does someone else get a better home than I do?
With all these guaranteed necessities, what happens to incentive? An all-powerful government would decide everything for us. By the way, if this sounds somewhat familiar, maybe you’ve read the old Soviet Constitution:
Article 40: Citizens of the USSR have the right to work (that is, to guaranteed employment and pay in accordance wit the quantity and quality of their work, and not below the state-established minimum), including the right to choose their trade or profession, type of job and work in accordance with their inclinations, abilities, training and education, with due account of the needs of society.
Article 41: Citizens of the USSR have the right to rest and leisure… the length of collective farmers’ working and leisure time is established by their collective farms.
Article 42: Citizens of the USSR have the right to health protection
Remember the Soviet Union’s decent housing, decent jobs and who could forget the easy access to quality food?
But I’m only talking to you about the right of health care.
They haven’t yet passed the second Bill of Rights that FDR, Cass Sunstein, Michael Moore and others advocate, but they are desperate to lay the foundation and install the infrastructure. That’s why they’re willing to pass this health care bill at virtually any cost.
Public option a no-go? No problem, we’ll just do Medicare expansion? No? Drop that? Fine. Just pass it anyway or we’ll destroy you.
Why? Understand that if this passes it will be the first time in American history that you will be required to purchase something from a private company just to be a legal citizen. That does not work constitutionally.
Could the plan be to have this unconstitutional reform pass, then brought up in court and thrown out because it is unconstitutional? Then, with the health care framework already in place, there’d be nothing else to do — we’re already collecting taxes for health care and we can’t force anyone to purchase it. So we’ll just have to put in the public option now because it is constitutional to tax Americans and have the government provide health care.
So far though, that pesky Constitution doesn’t seem to be getting in the way of the politicians in Washington. This has been the typical response from health care reform supporters:
CNSNEWS.COM REPORTER: Madame Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI, D-CALIF.: Are you serious? Are you serious?
Nah, don’t even worry about it, Nancy!
The White House is considering working out a deal in Copenhagen without involving Congress. But, as Newt Gingrich pointed out Wednesday, President Obama cannot bind the American people to job-killing international agreements on climate change without the advice and consent of the United States Senate. In fact, he’ll need two-thirds of the Senate. The EPA is taking matters into their own hands, circumventing Congress, by declaring your every exhale hazardous to the planet.
These leaders don’t care about the Constitution. And the few decent ones that do, don’t see Cass Sunstein licking his chops right now. They can’t think out of the box. You must think like a European socialist to understand. They want their socialist utopian society and the Constitution is nothing more than a speed bump to that end.
One way or another, through regulation, nudging, extortion or trickery, they will get it done. Because that’s the way Washington works now. I have never thought that way until recently. I’ve always wanted to believe the best about the motivations of our leaders. That’s why I was initially in favor of TARP. I thought — for about three days — they had good intentions. I now know better. You have to stop taking these people at face value and look at these things with a skeptical eye. Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
I for one am sick and tired of American leaders trying to bring Europe to the United States. We left that continent for a reason. If they want Europe so badly, I say go. You have a right to move to move to Europe. There are hundreds of flights departing daily, bound for your European utopia.
But it is high time that this country charts a course back to the Republic called the United States of America.
— Watch Glenn Beck weekdays at 5p & 2a ET on Fox News Channel

Friday, March 18, 2011

Franklin Delano Roosevelt


Early Life  

Roosevelt went to Harvard College – from which he graduated in 1904 – and where he lived in the "Gold Coast" area where wealthy and privileged students lived in luxurious quarters and was a member of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He was also president of The Harvard Crimson daily newspaper. While he was at Harvard, his fifth cousin Theodore Roosevelt became President, and Theodore's vigorous leadership style and reforming zeal made him Franklin's role model and hero. In 1902, he met his future wife Eleanor Roosevelt, Theodore's niece, at a White House reception (they had previously met as children, but this was their first serious encounter). Eleanor and Franklin were fifth cousins, once removed. They were both descended from Claes Martensz van Rosenvelt (Roosevelt), who arrived in New Amsterdam (Manhattan) from the Netherlands in the 1640s. Rosenvelt's (Roosevelt) two grandsons, Johannes and Jacobus, began the Long Island and Hudson River branches of the Roosevelt family, respectively. Eleanor and Theodore Roosevelt were descended from the Johannes branch, while FDR came from the Jacobus branch.
State Senator

In the State election of 1910, Roosevelt ran for the New York State Senate from the district around Hyde Park in Dutchess County, which had not elected a Democrat since 1884. He entered the Roosevelt name, with its associated wealth, prestige, and influence in the Hudson Valley, and the Democratic landslide that year carried him to the state capital Albany. Taking his seat on January 1, 1911, he became the leader of a group of "Insurgents" who opposed the Tammany machine having dominated the state Democratic Party. 
 The "Tammany Machine" helped immigrants, most notably the Irish, rise up in American politics from the 1790s to the 1960s. It controlled Democratic Party nominations and patronage in Manhattan from the mayoral victory of Fernando Wood in 1854 through the election of John P. O'Brien in 1932. Tammany Hall was permanently weakened by the election of Fiorello La Guardia on a "fusion" ticket of Republicans, reform-minded Democrats, and independents in 1934, and, despite a brief resurgence in the 1950s, it ceased to exist in the 1960s.
The U.S. Senate election which began with the Democratic caucus on January 16, 1911, was deadlocked by the struggle of the two factions for 74 days. On March 31, James A. O'Gorman was elected, and Roosevelt had achieved his goal: to upset the Tammany machine by blocking their choice, William F. Sheehan. Roosevelt soon became a popular figure among New York Democrats. He was re-elected for a second term in the State election of 1912, but resigned from the New York State Senate on March 17, 1913, to accept his appointment as Assistant U.S. Secretary of the Navy.
Campaign for Vice-President

The 1920 Democratic National Convention chose Roosevelt as the candidate for Vice President of the United States on the ticket headed by Governor James M. Cox of Ohio, helping build a national base, but the Cox-Roosevelt ticket was heavily defeated by Republican Warren G. Harding in the presidential election. Roosevelt then retired to a New York legal practice and joined the newly organized New York Civitan Club, but few doubted that he would soon run for public office again.

[FDR was attacked by Polio in the 1920's]

Governor of New York State

FDR established the first state relief agency under Harry Hopkins, who became a key adviser, and urged the legislature to pass an old age pension bill and an unemployment insurance bill. Roosevelt entered the governorship with a $15 million budget surplus left by previous governor Al Smith and left the state with a $90 million deficit.
The Great Depression [Link]

The Forgotton Man by Amity Shlaes [Excerpts Link]

The New Deal [Wikipedia] [Conservapedia]

Quotes and Speeches

FDR's Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, Jr. [Wikipedia]
Testifying in front of the house ways and means committee in 1939
"We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. And I have just one interest, and if I am wrong … somebody else can have my job. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises. … I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started. … And an enormous debt to boot."
Morgenthau was FDR’s closest confidant, the man who had been in charge of the spending — and after six years of it at this point, there was nothing to show for it and in point of fact, unemployment had gotten back up above twenty percent about a month before he made the statement. 

[FDR's State of the Union Address of 1944  - FDR's Economic/New/2nd Bill of Rights]

Harry Lloyd Hopkins [Wikepedia]
The Closest Adviser to FDR, Accused of being a spy.

An architect of the New Deal, and 'Relief Programs' of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) [which he directed and built into the largest employer in the country]. He was also Roosevelt's Chief Diplomatic Advisor and Key Policy Maker in the "Lend Lease program that sent aid to The Allies.

He had a relationship with Stalin  and was one of the few ppl able to get Stalin to accomplish foreign policies

Monday, February 28, 2011

Barack Hussein Obama

born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is thefirst African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008.
A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004.
Obama served three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. Following an unsuccessful bid against the Democratic incumbent for a seat in theU.S. House of Representatives in 2000, he ran for United States Senate in 2004. Several events brought him to national attention during the campaign, including his victory in the March 2004 Democratic primary and his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004. He won election to the U.S. Senate in November 2004. His presidential campaign began in February 2007, and after a close campaign in the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he won his party's nomination. In the 2008 general election, he defeated Republican nominee John McCain and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009.
As president, Obama signed economic stimulus legislation in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in February 2009 and the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 in December 2010. Other domestic policy initiatives include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010. In foreign policy, Obama gradually withdrew combat troops from Iraq, increased troop levels in Afghanistan, and signed an arms control treaty withRussia. In October 2009, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.


W.I.P. got the subjects for starters

Barack Hussein Obama Sr.


The Red Childhood of Berry Sotoro

Anti-Colonialism [Tortured Grandfather]

Race and Life


Barack; Fitting In, In College

Drug Use

Senior Lecturer

In most English-speaking nations professor is a title reserved for a senior academic who holds a departmental chair (especially as head of the department), or a personal chair awarded specifically to that individual. However, in the United States and Canada the title of professor is given to a much larger group of senior teachers in two- and four-year colleges and universities.


Community Organizing, Eschewing Ayers and Chicago Politics


2001 Interview on Chicago Public Radio 91.5 FM

Obama: “You know if if if you look at um, the the victories and failures of the civil rights movement, um, and its litigation strategy in the court, I think where it succeeded was to vest formal rights uh, in uh previously dispossessed peoples, so that uh, I would now have the right to vote, I would now be able to sit at a lunch counter and order and as long as I could pay for it I’d be okay. Ah But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth uh and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society. And uh to that extent as radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren Court, ah, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from uh, the essential constraints that were placed by the ah founding fathers in the Constitution, as least as it’s been interpreted, and Warren Court interpreted in the same way that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties, says what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf uh And that hasn’t shifted and one of the, uh I think, uh one of the tragedies of the civil rights movement, was because the civil rights movement became so court focused, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive ah change, ah and uh in some ways we still suffer from that.”
Caller: Hi, um, the gentleman made the point that the warren court wasn't uh terribly radical, my question is, um with economic changes, my question: is it too late for that kind of reparative work, economically and is that the appropriate place for reparative economic work to take place?

Interviewer: You mean the court?

Caller: The court, or would it be legislation at this point?
Obama: uh uh uh, you know uh, maybe I'm showing my bias here, here as a legislator, as well as a law professor, but uh, you know, I-I'm not optimistic about bringing about, uh, a major, uh, redistributive uh, change, uh, through the courts. um you know the institution just isn't structured that way uh..." -- "Um, you-you-you just um-ould look at very rare examples where you know the desegregation era the court was willing to-uh order uh uh you know changes that cost money to a-h local school district; the court was very uncomfortable with it, it was hard to manage it was hard to figure out ah, you start getting into all sorts of ah-separations of powers issues, uh-you know, in terms of uh-the court monitoring or-or-or engaging in a process uh, that essentially is administrative and takes a-a lot of time..." -- "Um, you know-a-the courts just not very good at it and politically its just-its very hard to legitimize opinions from the court-so I may-I think that, although you can craft theoretical justifications for it legally-um-you know,-I think you can-any-any three of us sitting here could come up with uh, a rationale for bringing about economic change through the courts..."


Progressivism and SEIU

Bail Out [Under Bush]

Being Sworn In, Obama's Oath of Office

Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIP)

The "Stimulus" Bill, aka ARRA 
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ( $787 billion, and almost $1.2 trillion with debt service included)

Tripling The Debt


Obama-Care, Pelosi-Care, Health Care "Reform"

[Nationally Socialized Health Care] 'Reform"


Financial "Reform" Bill 


FINANCIAL BILL HR 4173 Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act



2300 page bill [in its final form]

1. Does nothing about Fannie & Freddie; no regulation on them

2. Creates "Too Big To Fail" Protection Class: Sec 113; A Financial Stability Oversight Committee will choose the firms deemed "too big to fail"

3. Seizure of private property "without meaningful judicial review" Secretary of Treasury can order the seizure of any financial firm "In danger of default" that could hurt the country's economy

4. Creates a Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection [BCFP]: Which will have broad powers to limit what financial products and services can be offered to consumers

[Reduces options, limits credit] [Track transactions] Section 102 defines "A nonbank financial company [as] substantially engaged in activities in the United States that are financial in nature"

Obama Signed, July 21st 2010

Version as of April 22nd 2010 -

Financial Regulation Reform (Bill that Passed the Senate) -Heritage Foundation-

Section 102(B)(ii) of the bill defines a “nonbank financial company”” as a company “substantially engaged in activities … that are financial in nature.” The phrase “financial in nature” is defined in existing law quite broadly. According to former Treasury official Gregory Zerzan, it includes things such as “holding assets of others in trust, investing in securities … or even leasing real estate and offering certain consulting services.”[5] As a result, a broad swath of private industry may find itself ensnared in the financial regulatory net. As Zerzan explains: “An airplane manufacturer that holds customer down payments for future delivery, a large home improvement chain that invests its profits as part of a plan to increase revenues, and an energy firm that makes markets in derivatives are all engaged in ‘financial activities’ and potentially subject to systemic risk regulation.”


Net Neutrality

Extending Bush Tax Cuts vs Obama Tax Hikes


America would not be "Great" without Entitlements 
April 14, 2011 at 7:49 am - CNS News Dateline: Washington DC


Obama's FALSE Claims that Chrystler Repaid "Every Dime It Owes" June 4th 2011




She was a good-looking woman, Joyce was with her green eyes and honey skin and pouty lips. We lived in the same dorm my freshman year, and all the brothers were after her. One day I asked her if she was going to the Black Students' Association meeting. She looked at me funny, then started shaking her head like a baby who doesn't want what it sees on the spoon.
"I'm not black," Joyce said. "I'm multiracial." Then she started telling me about her father, who happened to be Italian and was the sweetest man in the world; and her mother, who happend to be part African and par French and part Native American and part something else. "why should I have to choose between them?" she asked me. Her voice cracked and I thought she was going to cry. "It's not white people who are making me choose. Maybe it used to be that way, but now they're willing to treat me like a person. No - it's black people who always have to make everything racial. They're the ones making me choose. They're the ones who are telling me that I can't b who I am ..."
They, they, they. That was the problem with people like Joyce. They talked about the richness of their multicultural heritage and it sounded real good, until you noticed that they avoided black people...
To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed necolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society’s stifling constraints. We weren’t indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated.  But this strategy alone couldn’t provide the distance I wanted, from Joyce or my past. After all, there were thousands of so-called campus radicals, most of them white and tenured and happily tolerated. No, it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names." Page 101 of Dreams From My Father

"Dreams from My Father" [pg. 220]: Yes, I’d seen weakness in other men – Gramps and his disappointments, Lolo and his compromise. But these men had become object lessons for me, men I might love but never emulate, white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own. It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela. And if later I saw that the black men I knew – Frank or Ray or Will or Rafiq – fell short of such lofty standards; if I had learned to respect these men for the struggles they went through, recognizing them as my own – my father’s voice had nevertheless remained untainted, inspiring, rebuking, granting or withholding approval.  You do not work hard enough, Barry. You must help in your people’s struggle. Wake up, black man!

When people who don’t know me well, black or white, discover my background (and it is usually a discovery, for I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites), I see the split-second adjustments they have to make, the searching of my eyes for some telltale sign. They no longer know who I am. Privately, they guess at my troubled heart, I suppose – the mixed blood, the divided soul, the ghostly image of the tragic mulatto trapped between two worlds. And if I were to explain that no, the tragedy is not mine, or at least not mine alone, it is yours, sons and daughters of Plymouth Rock and Ellis Island, it is yours, children of Africa, it is the tragedy of both my wife’s six-year-old cousin and his white first grade classmates, so that you need not guess at what troubles me, it’s on the nightly news for all to see, and that if we could acknowledge at least that much then the tragic cycle begins to break down…well, I suspect that I sound incurably naive, wedded to lost hopes, like those Communists who peddle their newspapers on the fringes of various college towns. Or worse, I sound like I’m trying to hide from myself.
Dreams from My Father pg. xv