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Is it Time to go Galt (Revisited)? Some Simple Ways to Avoid Feeding the Beast

I original posted this about a year ago, and thought it might be worth another look.  Since our Republic is essentially on it’s deathbed, and Obama’s hand is poised on the plug for the final pull, many are contemplating their role in the new order.  Do we quietly  acquiesce, and accept our enslavement, or do we try to sabotage the nanny state by refusing be be sucked dry?  Well, there is a way to legally and ethically resist the beast-it’s called “going Galt.”   If you are unaware  “going Galt” is a reference to Ayn Rand’s prophetic novel, Atlas Shrugged, in which the […]

“Truckers to Shut Down America” Facebook Page Shut Down

Apparently, Facebook did not like the “Truckers to Shut Down America” page, as it no longer exists.  Freedom Outpost has more on the situation… As reported yesterday, the Facebook page for Truckers to Shut Down America was experiencing difficulties with the Facebook powers when the admins of the page were banned for using “God Bless America.” Today, that Facebook page is gone. I reported yesterday that a website, ridefortheconsitution.org, has been established to promote this event. Other Facebook pages have appeared such as the one for the Canadian truckers to shut down as well and/or drive to Toronto; it is […]

New Yorkers Going Galt, Fleeing NY, Took $46,000,000,000 With Them

The blue states continue to suffer from the plague that causes the “blueness,” namely, being run by Democrats.  The latest victim is the state of NY.  It seems that lots of New Yorkers decided to say, “nyet comerade” to the state government’s nonsense, and simply leaving. The kicker is?  They are taking all their money with them, and that’s quite a lot! Here’s a map, with all the particulars, from Tax Foundation, via Lonely Conservative… The Blue states, those that are predominately Democrat controlled face an interesting choice; abandon the destructive high taxation and regulation that causes producers to leave, […]

Happy Flag Day, America!

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Here, in it’s entirety is Ronald Reagan’s June 14, 1986 weekly radio address. My fellow Americans: “Today we celebrate Flag Day, the birthday of our Stars and Stripes. As we think back over the history of our nation’s flag, we remember that the story of its early years was often one of hardship and trials, sometimes a fight for simple survival. Such is the story behind our Star-Spangled Banner. It was 2 years into the War of 1812, and America seemed to be teetering on the edge of defeat. The British had already taken our Capital and burned the White […]

Florida Sheriff Ric Bradshaw Encourages Citizens to “Inform” on Neighbors

Ric Bradshaw, Sheriff of Palm Beach Country, Florida, has decided to channel the Soviet Union and have citizens “inform” on their neighbours who are critical of the government.  The Clash Daily has more… A new $1 million dollar program led by Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw aimed at “violence prevention” is encouraging Floridians to report their neighbors for making hateful comments about the government, a chilling reminder of how dissent is being characterized as an extremist threat. “Bradshaw plans to use the extra $1 million to launch “prevention intervention” units featuring specially trained deputies, mental health professionals and caseworkers. […]

What Really Happened in Boston: Constitution Defied?

I had a very uneasy feeling for the entire search for the second Boston Marathon bomber.  How does one shut down an entire city? Considering the Constitution, under what authority can people be ordered from their homes at gun point, and searched without a warrant?  Just a reminder, here is the Fourth Amendment… The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and […]

Obama Puts Agenda 21 On Steroids

President Obama mentioned recently that he is preparing to tell all federal agencies for the first time that they should consider the impact on climate change before approving major projects, from pipelines to highways. It should have. I highly doubt he will implement his plan via a bill that congress must approve. He is much more like to do it through an executive order. Stanley Kurtz at National Review Online tells about Obama’s next steps toward stacking you and packing you in high density urban centers (Agenda 21). Last Friday’s headlines focused on President Obama’s address at Argonne National Laboratory, where […]

Are “Supercapacitor” Batteries Coming Our Way? And Why the Left Will be Sad

Imagine a cell phone that will charge in minutes, or even seconds?  What if an electric car will charge in a fraction of the current time?  A Supercapacitor Battery would be a game changer!  Andrew Riley at All American Blogger posted the following video. OK, here’s my thinking. If this type of battery could be massed produced, electric cars could be a real alternative. Off the grid solar and wind, with these supercapcitors storing the juice, would be a more attractive option. People could be energy independent. The global warming alarmists (at least on the basis of their own rhetoric) […]

Restoring Liberty Should be Our Number One Priority

During the recent election most people listed the economy as their number one concern and that it should be a top priority for the next administration.  The reason people prioritize the economy as their main concern is because they can feel it.  Like the nauseating smell of cigarettes smoke, people feel the negative effects of a faltering economy.   It has an immediate and direct impact on their lives and impedes their ability to pursue happiness because there is little to no opportunity.  So it’s a natural thing for people to desire stronger economic conditions because it creates an opportunity rich […]

Being American and Being Obama

As we approach the election, Americans are faced with a choice more fundamental than in past elections.  The choice this year is not just about policy.  The choice this year is about who will embrace America in order to save America. After watching the new movie by Dinesh D’Souza: 2016 Obama’s America, I came to the conclusion that Barack Obama is missing certain qualities critical to the job. I concluded that Barack Obama is not American. Here’s what I mean… I couldn’t help but compare my version of being an American with what I now consider to be Obama’s. As […]

Paul Ryan References John Locke: Liberals Reportedly Suffer Siezures

OK, the last part is hyperbole… probably.  In reality, Paul Ryan referenced natural rights in his recent speech.  And the crowd went wild! The Blaze has the video… http://www.theblaze.com/stories/our-rights-come-from-nature-and-god-not-government-paul-ryan-channels-philosopher-john-locke-in-announcement-speech/#ooid=IwNWFtNToo1uTzEedqSoHCJTvbZCoSzn They really have to get after this guy, or too many people will be getting that whole “freedom” idea. That, my friends, would be far too radical for this day and age. NOTE:  I had to leave a link for the actual video, as it simply refused to embed.

Chick-Fil-A Roundup: Success!

It would seem that the efforts to punish Chick-Fil-A for their CEO’s religious beliefs has backfired in a big way.  Here is a collection of stories to show what happened during Chick-Fil-A  Appreciation Day… The Lonely Conservative has pictures and videos… This is what the line outside a Chicago area Chick-fil-A looked like, via WLSAM (h/t Ellie):   American Power has some pics and links… Sooper Mexican  also has pics…  Twitchy also has a ton of pics and tweets, so check them out. Unfortunately, there just so happened to be a bomb threat at one Chick-Fil-A.  Stacey McCain has the details… Maybe somebody just […]

Sweating Your Fair Share

The guilt-tripping airheads who write for the New York Times ask: Is it a good goal for everyone in the world to have access to air-conditioning — like clean water or the Internet? Or is it an unsustainable luxury, which air-conditioned societies should be giving up or rationing?  The only thing unsustainable in modern times is the insufferable arrogance of the Left, whose card-carrying members actually believe they should set ‘goals’ for everyone on the planet.  Internet access for humankind?  Universal air-conditioning?  This is the kind of ‘chicken-in-every-pot’ blather which bombastic stump speakers employed to try and bamboozle back-country rubes […]

Michael Bloomberg and the New York Nutrition Nazis

“…first they came for our sodas…” You didn’t have to be a Nostradamus to predict this.  Once New York City’s nutrition Nazis had assured themselves that no pitchfork wielding mob of angry, soda slurping malcontents was likely to materialize before City Hall demanding the sugar-free head of Chancellor Bloomberg for proposing the mandatory downsizing of their beverages, it was time to declare open season on the compulsive poppers of popcorn and the depraved drinkers of milk. After all, we’re talking National Security here. Michelle Obama said so. Health Panel Talks About Wider Food Ban The New York City Board of […]

While we were distracted did we lose free speech? (H.R. 347)

While we were being distracted by the Sandra Fluke-Rush Limbaugh debacle last week somehow we lost some more of our liberties; liberties that are protected by OUR constitution. This time the target is free speech. Yes you heard right we may have lost our ability to express ourselves through the act of protesting the government and it sneaked in right under our radar.  Yesterday morning while I was getting ready for work I caught Judge Napolitano on Fox and Friends talking about how last week President Obama had signed into law H.R. 347. Below is the Fox and Friends clip of this interview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-morKF3QqI&feature=player_embedded How I missed […]

Are we Capable of Self-governance Anymore?

Thomas Jefferson once said, “Man is capable of living in society, governing itself by laws self-imposed, and securing to its members the enjoyment of life, liberty, property, and peace.” Lately I’ve been doing a great deal of thinking on the topic of self-governance and I’m beginning to wonder if we’re capable of self-governance anymore. It you ask the five different people what self-governance means to them you will get five different answers.  The most common answer I hear is that self-governance means the people set up our own form of government to be governed by.  This response is not only incomplete but totally […]

High School Coaches Engage in Controversial Activity-Bowed Heads When Kids Prayed

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Again, we have a report from the culture wars, and it involves the mythical “separation of church and state.”  For a long time now, believers in this myth have mandated the public school employees not engage in religious activity, unless it involves Islam, Wicca, or even Pastafarian.  Christianity?  Not to be mentioned, discussed, acknowledged.  In fact, it is to be vilified, and while they are at it, Jews are to be vilified as well.  OK, that’s a bit of an exaggerration, but there is documented evidence of that occurring as well.  For the latest, The Blaze has the coverage… Several public high school […]

Judge Andrew Napolitano: The Triumph of Human Freedom

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Judge Andrew Napolitano hits this one out of the park. In his PLAIN TRUTH commentary he examines the relationship between the state and the people. His evaluation of this relationship is simply outstanding!  Check out the below clip; it’s worth the watch. Will human freedom triumph over the state?  Do we have the courage to challenge the status quo or have we allowed liberty to slip through our fingers for the sake of security?  Can we find our way back to the constitution or are we too frightened to embrace the liberties it was crafted to protect?  Folks these are […]

Freedom vs. Security: Where Do You Stand?

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Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, we have witnessed a frightening trend in which we Americans have been willing to exchange our constitutionally protected freedoms for supposed improvements to our security. The Patriot Act and its ramifications, since enacted by President Bush, is a case in point. For much of my nearly 19 years in Venezuela, my only source of news about the United States was the little bit of superficial coverage provided by CNN Español. I usually didn’t pay much attention to it. But after the attacks of September 11, 2011,  I was glued to CNN Español for weeks. I remember when […]

Modern Democratic Party Betrays Progress By Promoting Policies of the Past

Modern day Democrats talk often about ‘progress’. If you listen to your Democratic Congressman or Senator or President talk, they’ll mention how they want to move society forward, advance the ball, create or grow jobs through government spending, or in some way improve humanity by using the power of the state to hammer the backward among us into the future. Liberal blogs support Democrats by arguing and mocking conservatives and Republicans as ‘backwards’ and falling behind an advancing liberal society. But the truth of the matter is that the modern day Democratic Party has betrayed the ideal of ‘progress’ by […]