Sunday, March 15, 2009

Free Speech, So Long as You're Liberal

In Obama's America, the First Amendment is alive and well -- provided, that is, you tow the Obama line. Deviate from it, though, and watch out. The full weight and force of the Obama establishment will come crashing down on you.

Do we need anymore proof than what is happening with Rush Limbaugh? The DNC has put him front and center in its coordinated campaign, hand-and-glove with Obama, to paint Limbaugh as a babbling, dangerously extreme idiot who represents (in fact is the leader of) the Republican party. Why, Limbaugh even had the audacity to express hope that Obama's socialistic policies would fail (never mind that James Carville and 51% of Democrats expressed the same hope about Bush in 2001). The goal, of course, is to convince enough gullible people that Limbaugh is so subversive that his views and radio show warrant censorship or better yet silencing altogether with an archaic, anti-free speech law that Congress ditched 20 years ago -- the misnamed "Fairness Doctrine." That doctrine would essentially spell the end of conservative talk radio to the delight of Obama and his liberal ilk.

One might chalk the liberal's efforts to partisan politics (overlooking, of course, the sheer irony that a "liberal" would advocate for speech censorship). But what is so infuriating is the complicity of the liberal media in this brazen effort to curtail free speech. Look no further than this week's cover of Newsweek. Across an unflattering, almost frightening picture of Rush Limbaugh is inscribed in big, bold letters the word: "Enough!"

Is free speech on the verge of extinction in this country? If so, isn't it time that every man, woman and child in this country take a stand and themselves say "Enough" to the Obama silence machine? The time to act is now. Enough truly is enough!

Obama's America: Scary and Getting Scarier

My sister, Kenda, forwarded to me the following e-mail that is making its rounds. It's by the author of Atlas Shrugs, Pam Geller. Through this short article, Geller makes her point in a very powerful, clear, persuasive way, and should motivate patriot, God-fearing Americans everywhere to take a stand now before it's too late:

"Something of Historic Proportion is Happening" by Pam Geller

I am a student of history. Professionally, I have written 15 books in
six languages, and have studied it all my life. I think there is
something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is just a
banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes, these
exist but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is
only now coming into a sharper focus.

Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because
I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to
it. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something
happening within our country that has been evolving for about 10 - 1 5
years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

We demand and then codify into law the requirement that our banks make
massive loans to people whom we know can never pay back? Why?
We learned just days ago that the Federal Reserve, which has little or
no real oversight by anyone, has "loaned" two trillion dollars (that is
$2,000,000,000, 000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to
whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine.
And that is three times the $700B we all argued about so strenuously
just this past September.

Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms
unavailable to us? Who asked for it?

Who authorized it? I thought this was a government of "We the People,"
who loaned our powers to our elected leaders. ... Apparently not.
We have spent two or more decades Intentionally de-industrializing our
economy. Why?

We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and
no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why
we are worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write, think
critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers
are not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity. Why?

We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election
(now violently in California over a proposition that is so controversial
that it wants marriage to remain between one man and one woman). Did
you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?
We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected
judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then
mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting
system into a banana republic. To what purpose?

Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing is on the verge of
collapse, Social Security is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our
entire government.. Our education system is worse than a joke ( I teach
college and know precisely what I am talking about.) The list is
staggering in its length, breadth, and depth. It is potentially 1929 x
10. And we are at war with an enemy we cannot name for fear of
offending people of the same religion who cannot wait to slit the
throats of your children If they have the opportunity to do so.. And now
we have elected a man no one knows anything about, who has never run so
much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla , Alaska. All
of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen
fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip,
is unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you have heard him speak
about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force
stronger than our military for use inside our borders? No? Oh, of
course. The media would never play that for you over and over and then
demand he answer it. Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter and $150,000
wardrobe is more important.)

Mr. Obama's winning platform can be boiled down to one word: Change.
I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am
now. This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has
never, ever done in his professional life.

In my assessment, Obama will divide us along philosophical lines, push
us apart, and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different
power structure. Change is indeed coming. And when it comes, you will
never see the same nation again. And that is only the beginning.
I thought I would never be able to experience what the ordinary, moral
German felt in the mid-1930s. In those times, the savior was a former
smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average
German knew next to nothing. What they did know was that he was
associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people
with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage
through great oratory and promises.
Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great
speaker. And he smiled and waved a lot. And people, even newspapers,
were afraid to speak out for fear that his "Brown Shirts" would bully
them into submission. And then he was duly elected to office, with a
full-throttled economic crisis at hand [the Great Depression].

Slowly but surely he seized the controls of government power,
department by department, person by person, bureaucracy by bureaucracy.
The kids joined a "Youth Movement" in his name, where they were taught
what to think. How did he get the people on his side? He did it
promising jobs to the jobless, money to the moneyless, and goodies for
the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the
children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages,
better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the
country, across Europe, and across the world.
He did it with a compliant media - Did you know that? And he did this
all in the name of justice and ...change.

And the people surely got what they voted for. (Look it up if you think
I am exaggerating. ) Read your history books. Many people objected in
1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and made fun of.
When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while
seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister),
he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was
right, though. Don't forget that Germany was the most educated,
cultured country in Europe. It was full of music, art, museums,
hospitals, laboratories, and universities. And in less than six years -
a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S. presidency - it was
rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws,
turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors. All
with the best of intentions, of course. The road to Hell is paved with

As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I
have a choice: I can either believe what the objective pieces of
evidence tell me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can
believe what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven
decades; or I can hope I am wrong, close my eyes, have another latte and
ignore what is transpiring around me.

Some people scoff at me; others laugh or think I am foolish, naive, or
both. Perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the
eye and tell them exactly what I believe - and why I believe it. I pray
I am wrong. I do not think I am.

"Do not suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberty by any
pretenses of politeness, delicacy or decency. These, as they are often
used, are but three names for hypocrisy, chicanery, and cowardice." John
Adams, 1789

Charities Step Aside: Government to the Rescue.

There can be no doubt now what Barack Obama stands for: a large, expansive government that, if not socialistic, certainly seems that way. Obama's $3.5 trillion proposed budget makes real the whole "Joe the Plumber" scenario from the campaign: shift wealth from the haves and give it to the have nots. But there is another very disturbing provision within the proposed budget that should have every charitable American up in arms. Obama's budget proposes reducing, if not phasing out, the tax deductions available for contributions to private charities by any American currently in the 33% to 38% tax brackets (which soon will include a whole lot more of us). The obvious result, of course, will be a reduction in the amount of money funding America's private charitable organizations. Can this leave any doubt that Obama's ultimate goal is to progressively increase overall dependence on the federal government?