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“For those of us who work in marbled halls, guarded constantly by a vigilant and dedicated police force, the guarantees of the Second Amendment might seem antiquated and superfluous. But the Framers made a clear choice: They reserved to all Americans the right to bear arms for self-defense. I do not think we should stand by idly while a State denies its citizens that right, particularly when their very lives may depend on it.”
---Justice Clarence Thomas
"Without question the most deplorable event in the history of American ornithology was the introduction of the English Sparrow."
---W.L. Dawson, The Birds of Ohio, 1903
"Vote Your Conscience"
Definition of wedding: funeral where you can smell your own flowers.
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
“This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.”
---Lt Commander Robert W. Copeland to crew of DE USS Samuel B. Roberts on the morning of October 25, 1944
“The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.”
My definition of Social Justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. If you disagree, tell me how much of what I earn belongs to you, and why.
---Walter E. Williams
"Change comes at the dinner table when you take time to inform your kids."
What else but "Police State" describes the Left’s desire of a State armed to the teeth, with a disarmed and defenseless civilian population?
"In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit."
"Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state government, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people"
---Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788
"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials."
---George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426
"The Constitution shall never be construed....to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms"
---Samuel Adams, Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 86-87
"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence ... From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that is good"
“It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government," "In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”
---James Madison, Federalist #51
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."
---Declaration of Independence
Participating in a gun “buy-back” program because you think criminals have too many guns, is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.
"The power to tax involves the power to destroy,"
--–Chief Justice John Marshall, 1819
"I ask, who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers."
--–George Mason, Virginia's U.S. Constitution Ratification Convention, 1788
"That the people have a right to keep and bear arms; that a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state."
--–George Mason, Virginia ratification convention, 1788
"What plan for the regulation of the militia may be pursued by the national government is impossible to be foreseen...Little more can reasonably be aimed at with the respect to the people at large than to have them properly armed and equipped."
--–James Madison, Federalist No. 29
"The said Constitution [shall] be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience, or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms."
--–Samuel Adams, Massachusetts' U.S. Constitution ratification convention, 1788
"Militias, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves and include all men capable of bearing arms."
--–Richard Henry Lee, Letters from The Federal Farmer, 1788
"Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American...The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people."
--–Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789
“Without Congressional action or a strong judicial precedent, I would strongly recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company with physical ties to the United States.”
---Ladar Levison (founder of Lavabit)
“The constitution is an imperfect document, and I think it is a document that reflects some deep flaws in American culture…”
--–Barack Hussein Obama, September 2001
"I've now been in 57 states - I think one left to go."
--–Barack Hussein Obama at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon on May, 9th 2008
The first census was conducted in 1790, but it only collected information on the number of people in each household, divided into 5 categories: free white males of 16 and upward (for purposes of assessing the country’s military and industrial potential), free white males under 16, free white females, all other free persons, and slaves.
I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on.
John Bernard Books in The Shootist
"There is no such thing as public money, there is only TAXPAYERS' money"
Government unions have the power to elect the management they negotiate with, so they spend heavily to elect politicians who promise them things
The art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of citizens to give to the other.
N.J. Senate committee Dems approve slate of gun control bills. More to come.
"Anytime a right, becomes another person's obligation, we need to question whether that's truly a legitimate right in the Constitution"
---Alieta Eck, MD, @Eck4Senate
"Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper."
Here are the 16 Republicans who just voted with Feinstein, Schumer and Reid to advance Obama’s gun control bill:
Kelly Ayotte(NH) Richard Burr(NC) Saxby Chambliss(GA) Tom Coburn(OK) Susan Collins(ME)
Bob Corker(TN) Jeff Flake(AZ) Lindsey Graham(SC) Dean Heller(NV) John Hoeven(ND)
Johnny Isakson(GA) Mark Kirk(IL) John McCain(AZ) Pat Toomey(PA) Roger Wicker(MS) Lamar Alexander(TN)
"Whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it."
They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power.
No suspicion necessary: DHS can still seize belongings without reason. The Fourth Amendment no longer means what it once did
“I’ve always felt that anyone who has his head screwed on right should be conservative when he is young and, as he gets older, become more and more conservative.”
"One man with a gun can control 100 without one."
U.S. Constitution - Amendment 10 - Powers of the States and People
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Global Warming, It's the *sun* stupid!
As long as we continue to promote prolonged adolescence, we can expect more of it.
One long sentence by Dr Barbara Bellar VIDEO on Obamacare
"This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility," Obama to Medvedev on Mar 26, 2012.
Sept. 4th, 2012, Another Historic Day America. The U.S. national debt is now over $16,000,000,000,000.00.
Members of Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, are more interested in keeping their jobs by bribing us with our own tax dollars than in curbing spending.
From Vattel's time (The Law of Nations) through 2005 natural-born still meant more than just "citizen", right?
Mark Levin analyzes SCOTUS ruling upholding ObamaTax - It was dead and gone, unconstitutional, until John Roberts saved it by rewriting the penalty to be a tax.
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking...is freedom."
---Dwight D. Eisenhower
UN Agenda21, Sustainable Development,Growth,Streets,etc (20 minute videos) Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
White House Council takes aim on rural America Henry Lamb.
The U.S. national debt is now over $15,748,000,000,000.00.
"When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic."
"Truth isn’t mean. It’s truth." "I do what I do because the mainstream media chooses not to do it" "The game of the left controlling the narrative ... is ending."
The federal income tax was first enacted in 1862 to support the Union's Civil War effort. It was eliminated in 1872, revived in 1894, then declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court the following year. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution made the income tax a permanent fixture in the U.S. tax system.
To take a law abiding citizen, and say he can't gave a gun because there are criminals killing people, seems the most skewed kind of logic I can imagine
---Charlton Heston 1997
When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.
"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."
“On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space… This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”
---Obama to Russians, March 2012
Even a truthful account of the Obama administration's many disastrous failures, at home and abroad, will be automatically countered by the mainstream media, 90 percent of whom voted for Obama in the 2008 election.
Our Marines were disarmed for a Leon Panetta speech. Libs say they trust the Marines, but what if something happens?
That means they DON"T trust them. God help us all when our govt officials don't trust the US Marines.
The Failure of the 17th Amendment (direct Senate elections, May 1913)
3-13-2012 The U.S. national debt is now over $15,500,000,000,000.00. Obama went off to a basketball game...
Government is not reason. It is not eloquence. Government is force; like fire it is a dangerous servant – and a fearful master.
“If you like your plan and you like your doctor, you won’t have to do a thing, You keep your plan; you keep your doctor. If your employer’s providing you good health insurance, terrific. We’re not going to mess with it.”
---Obama, June 2009
Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.
Over half of Obama's 47 top fundraisers (minimum of $500,000) have been given jobs in the White House. Pay to Play? ---Fred Thompson
Gasoline averaged $1.84 per gallon when Obama got into office.
Obama's trying to convince us he's no longer a socialist, so he can get re-elected and give us 4 more years of this...imagine what he'll do when he's not worried about getting re-elected.
Who has to pay for all the "free" health care services Obama is mandating?
Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders.
--- Thomas Sowell
Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.
--- Thomas Sowell
Universities (should) exist to transmit knowledge and understanding of ideas and values to students not, to provide entertainment for spectators or employment for athletes.
--- Milton Friedman
"Nothing can enter the public treasury for the benefit of one citizen or one class unless other citizens and other classes have been forced to send it in."
---from The Law by Frédéric Bastiat
11-16-2011, another Historic day in America. The U.S. national debt is now over $15,000,000,000,000.00. The decline of America continues...
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."
If you voted for Obama in 2008 to prove you weren't a racist, please vote for someone else in 2012 to prove you're not an idiot.
Get the US out of the UN, and the UN out of the US! Haiti could use the business...relocate the UN there!
"If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy."
---Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, 29 November 1802
The U.S. national debt is now over $14,716,000,000,000.00. Obama wants another $447,000,000,000.00 "Stimulus" to buy union votes.
“It’s hard for government planners, no matter how sophisticated, to ever substitute for millions of individuals working night and day to make their dreams come true."
Obama keeps talking about our "self-inflicted wound". He's right. We elected him.
And another Historic day in America. For the first time ever, our Credit Rating has been downgraded. Obama is calling for tax increases and even more spending on union construction projects. We can't fix this until 2012.
Another Historic Moment in America. For the first time ever, our national debt now exceeds GDP. Obama is off raising election cash in Chicago.
Obama is "pivoting" to jobs again. I always thought that meant he wanted to help the economy *create* jobs, but there must be more to it than that...
Let me get this straight, we can't pay back the $14.5 trllion debt we already have, so the solution is to borrow almost $2.5 trillion more to spend now, with "promises" to cut the "growth" of government a little over the next 10 years? Government is growing at 8% per year. Does your income grow that fast?
In 2010 we put some adults into Congress that are blocking the exponential growth of government. To Obama, "compromise" means "let me continue the spending binge". Maybe in 2012 we can actually reverse the decline of America.
The "debt crisis" is almost upon us as there's no agreement on raising the national debt limit. Obama is off fund raising for a second term. The decline of America continues.
2.4 million FEWER Americans are working now than when Obama signed the Stimulus spending package. He wants to continue the spending (investing?).
Unemployment continues up to 9.2% and 1 in 7 Americans are now on Food Stamps. The Dems want increase revenues (taxes), increase investment (spending) and continue adding regulations (costs). The decline of America continues as the final Space Shuttle goes up.
“I certainly do not oppose all wars, rather I oppose dumb wars. Rash wars, wars that are based on passion as opposed to wars based on a sober assessment of our national security interests”
---Obama on Senate floor in 2007
Senator Chuck E. Schumer says Dems won't raise the debt limit unless there are tax increases. Ummm, OK. Don't raise it!
The Obama administration believes taxes on small business must increase, so the administration does not have to “shrink the overall size of government programs.”
---Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner
Personally, I liked the university. They gave us money and facilities, we didn't have to produce anything! You've never been out of college! You don't know what it's like out there! I've *worked* in the private sector. They expect *results*.
---Dr Ray Stantz
81 days after starting the war in Libya, we're increasing the covert war in Yemen. Where are the protesters? Hell, where's Congress?
There seems to be a problem with Obama's staff of professors. When they realize the real world expects results, they scurry back to academia!
Professor of Economics Austan Goolsbee is headed back to the University of Chicago. Those that can't do, teach.
Unemployment is up from 9.0% to 9.1%. What do you think, more "stimulus"? Continue the massive spending? Keep printing money? Give more to "green jobs"? Bailout more unions? Continue to increase fuel costs? Continue to add new regulations? Start another war?
"... whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that, whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them right."
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents. There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves; nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe."
National average for gas hit $3.985 a gallon for regular. "adjusted" unemployment is up from 8.8% to 9.0%. Obama took a victory lap at Ground Zero.
"The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."
---Barack Obama, December 20, 2007
Social Compact - an agreement, entered into by individuals, that results in the formation of the state or of organized society, the prime motive being the desire for protection, which entails the surrender of some or all personal liberties
STUPID QUOTE OF THE YEAR (so far) - "Most of the rich want to give back more...it's just Washington has never asked them!!!"
“This debt and these deficits that we are incurring on an annual basis are like a cancer and they are truly going to destroy this country from within unless we have the common sense to do something about it”
The pending Government Shutdown is *so* bad, that Obama jetted off to NYC to party with Al Sharpton.
We're in another war in the Mideast. This one with only UN permission. Who's next? Yemen? Syria?
The "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine used by the UN in this case, means we have an "Obligation to Shoot" who they say.
Home heating oil was $2.99/gal back in Dec. Gasoline is now around $3.80/gal. Food prices are still climbing. No real reduction in government spending yet...
"For the first time in my adult life, I'm really proud of a Governor in Wisconsin, because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback"
Have the Wisconsin "Holiday Inn" Democrats come back to work yet?
Are you getting a sweatheart public union deal, or are you paying for those that are?
The U.S. national debt went over $14 trillion today. Will the spending binge stop now?
Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an 'unlicensed pharmacist'
Socialism - the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.
Professor of Economics Christina Romer returns to the University of California at Berkeley. Those that can't do, teach.
In the Obama tax deal, the Death Tax goes from zero this year to 35 percent next year. The already extended 99 week unemployment benefits go on for another 13 months at a cost of $56 billion. Still no cuts in spending.
Another $1.25 billion to pay up to 94,000 African Americans who farmed or "attempted" to farm in the 1981-1996 time frame. When will I get free Obama money?
Another $56 Billion to continue the extended Unemployment Benefits program for 13 more months? -> Who pays for that?
Unemployment has increased to 9.8%. Do you think this administrations spending programs have helped or hurt?
A government debt is a government claim against personal income and private property – an unpaid tax bill.
---Hans F. Sennholz
'Necessity' is the plea for every infringement of human liberty; it is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.
Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
Monetizing the debt (printing $600 Billion) has never worked to save an economy for any country in the history of the world. Every dollar you have is now worth a little less.
Another $45 Billion bailout (tax break) for GM to give to it's unions? When will this crap end?
The Declaration of Independence actually says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
Another $42 Billion in stimulus was signed into law today. Had enough of the spending yet?
Another day, another Czar. Elizabeth Warren is now the Consumer Financial Watchdog Czar. Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama.
The administration just added a Carp Czar. We now have 41 unelected and unaccountable Czars over us!
The radical expansion of the size and scope of government to change our nation into a socialist state is threatening the God-given liberty and freedom of every American.
SUMMER of RECOVERY? Heading in the right direction? Unemployment's up to 9.6%. If this is the right direction, where are we going?
Another $26 Billion spent on "Stimulus" -> CLOWARD-PIVEN STRATEGY - "hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government"
Obama's judge Sonia Sotomayor lied during her nomination hearings, now Elena Kagan continues the liberal activist tradition.
Sotomayor claimed she supported individual gun ownership in hearings, then voted against it after being confirmed.
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government, lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."
"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."
"The most terrifying words in the English language are, I'm from the government and I am here to help."
Comprehensive Immigration Reform -> Amnesty for illegals to get more Democrat voters and union members -> More spending on social programs
Had enough "hope and change" yet? Over 14,600,000 people are out of work so far...
The U.S. national debt hit $13 trillion today. With about 309 million people, the average citizen owns $42,000 of the debt, but there's only 110 million actual taxpayers!
"New Jersey - Recall Menendez Stop the spending and Corruption!"
"3,390,000 more jobs have been lost since the "stimulus" passed. $860 Billion went to...who?"
"Climate Bill -> Cap and Trade -> American Power Act -> Social Justice -> Redistribution of Wealth"
"Obama and the other radicals, spending Americas future, Billions at a time"
"32,000,000 added to health care, 16,500 new IRS workers, 0 new doctors and nurses, and a Govt. takeover of student loans? How does that make sense?"
CLOWARD-PIVEN STRATEGY - "hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government"
Saul Alinsky - Rules for Radicals
Saul Alinsky - Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personalize It and Polarize It
"PLEASE don't tell Obama what comes after a Trillion!"
"Another Historic Moment in America. Democrats are taking over Health Care (1/6th of the economy)"
"September 11th was also a Historic Moment in America."
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
"For the first time in my adult life, I'm really proud of a Governor in New Jersey, because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback"
"6% of Americans believe the Stimulus package helped. %7 of Americans believe Elvis is alive."
"How's that whole hopey-changey thing workin' out for ya?"
Obama and the Democrats just voted to raise the debt limit another $1.9 trillion to a record $14.3 trillion"
"For the first time in my adult life, I'm really proud of Massachusetts, because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback"
"My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
"I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities."
---Gov. Sarah Palin
“For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country, because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.”
---Michelle Obama, February 18, 2008.
"Life's tough......It's even tougher if you're stupid."
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
"The socialist system will eventually replace the capitalist system; this is an objective law independent of man's will. However much the reactionaries try to hold back the wheel of history, sooner or later revolution will take place and will inevitably triumph."
"Another Historic Moment in America. Unemployment is now up to 10.2%, and we're going to Socialize medicine and increase energy costs?"
11 straight years of global cooling somehow proves global warming is happening?
"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards."
--- Claire Wolfe
"The core of Obama’s medical-care plan is the promise of something for nothing."
--- Thomas Sowell
"A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in. And how many want out."
"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."
"Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem."
"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world, the Marines don't have that problem"
"A democracy can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves benefits from the public treasury. From that point on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy."
"The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience and by parts"
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
---Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759.