Monthly Archives: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I hope you and your family enjoy this Thanksgiving day and remember all the blessings God has given to all of us. One of my favorite traditions the day before Thanksgiving is listening to Rush Limbaugh’s annual reading of “The Real Thanksgiving” I thought it apportiate to share with you today…

Transcript from the Rush Limbaugh radio show- The real version of Thanksgiving is in my second best-seller, 2.5 million copies in hardback: See, I Told You So. “Chapter 6, Dead White Guys, or What the History Books Never Told You: The True Story of Thanksgiving — The story of the Pilgrims begins in the early part of the seventeenth century … The Church of England under King James I was persecuting anyone and everyone who did not recognize its absolute civil and spiritual authority. Those who challenged ecclesiastical authority and those who believed strongly in freedom of worship were hunted down, imprisoned, and sometimes executed for their beliefs.” In England.

So, “A group of separatists first fled to Holland and established a community. After eleven years, about forty of them agreed to make a perilous journey to the New World, where they would certainly face hardships, but could live and worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences. On August 1, 1620, the Mayflower set sail. It carried a total of 102 passengers, including forty Pilgrims led by William Bradford. On the journey, Bradford set up an agreement, a contract, that established just and equal laws for all members of the new community, irrespective of their religious beliefs. Where did the revolutionary ideas expressed in the Mayflower Compact come from? From the Bible. The Pilgrims were a people completely steeped in the lessons of the Old and New Testaments. They looked to the ancient Israelites for their example.

“And, because of the biblical precedents set forth in Scripture, they never doubted that their experiment would work. But this was no pleasure cruise, friends. The journey to the New World was a long and arduous one. And when the Pilgrims landed in New England in November, they found — according to Bradford’s detailed journal — a cold, barren, desolate wilderness.” The New York Jets had just lost to the Patriots. “There were no friends to greet them, he wrote.” I just threw that in about the Jets and Patriots. “There were no houses to shelter them. There were no inns where they could refresh themselves. And the sacrifice they had made for freedom was just beginning. During the first winter, half the Pilgrims — including Bradford’s own wife — died of either starvation, sickness or exposure. When spring finally came, Indians taught the settlers how to plant corn, fish for cod and skin beavers for coats.

“Life improved for the Pilgrims, but they did not yet prosper! This is important to understand because this is where modern American history lessons often end. Thanksgiving is actually explained in some textbooks as a holiday for which the Pilgrims gave thanks to the Indians for saving their lives, rather than as a devout expression of gratitude grounded in the tradition of” the Bible, “both the Old and New Testaments. Here is the part that has been omitted: The original contract the Pilgrims had entered into with their merchant-sponsors in London called for everything they produced to go into a common store, and each member of the community was entitled to one common share. All of the land they cleared and the houses they built belonged to the community as well.” Everything belonged to everybody. “They were going to distribute it equally. All of the land they cleared and the houses they built belonged to the community as well.

“Nobody owned anything.” It was a forerunner of Occupy Wall Street. Seriously. “They just had a share in it,” but nobody owned anything. “It was a commune, folks.” The original pilgrim settlement was a commune. “It was the forerunner to the communes we saw in the ’60s and ’70s out in California,” and Occupy Wall Street, “and it was complete with organic vegetables, by the way.” There’s no question they were organic vegetables. What else could they be? “Bradford, who had become the new governor of the colony, recognized that this form of collectivism was as costly and destructive to the Pilgrims as that first harsh winter, which had taken so many lives. He decided to take bold action. Bradford assigned a plot of land to each family to work and manage,” as they saw fit, and, “thus turning loose the power of the marketplace. That’s right. Long before Karl Marx was even born, the Pilgrims had discovered and experimented with what could only be described as socialism.

“And what happened? It didn’t work!” They nearly starved! “It never has worked! What Bradford and his community found was that the most creative and industrious people had no incentive to work any harder than anyone else, unless they could utilize the power of personal motivation! But while most of the rest of the world has been experimenting with socialism for well over a hundred years — trying to refine it, perfect it, and re-invent it — the Pilgrims decided early on to scrap it permanently. What Bradford wrote about this social experiment should be in every schoolchild’s history lesson. If it were, we might prevent much needless suffering in the future.” If it were, there wouldn’t be any Occupy Wall Street. There wouldn’t be any romance for it.

“The experience that we had in this common course and condition,'” Bradford wrote. “‘The experience that we had in this common course and condition tried sundry years…that by taking away property, and bringing community into a common wealth, would make them happy and flourishing — as if they were wiser than God,’ Bradford wrote.” This was his way of saying, it didn’t work, we thought we were smarter than everybody, everybody was gonna share equally, nobody was gonna have anything more than anything else, it was gonna be hunky-dory, kumbaya. Except it doesn’t work. Because of half of them didn’t work, maybe more. They depended on the others to do all the work. There was no incentive.

“‘For this community [so far as it was] was found to breed much confusion and discontent, and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort. For young men that were most able and fit for labor and service did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men’s wives and children without any recompense,'” without being paid for it, “‘that was thought injustice.'” They figured it out real quick. Half the community is not working — living off the other half, that is. Resentment built. Why should you work for other people when you can’t work for yourself? that’s what he was saying. So the Pilgrims found that people could not be expected to do their best work without incentive. So what did Bradford’s community try next? They unharnessed the power of good old free enterprise by invoking the under-girding capitalistic principle of private property.

“Every family was assigned its own plot of land to work and permitted to market its own crops and products. And what was the result? ‘This had very good success,’ wrote Bradford, ‘for it made all hands industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been.’ … Is it possible that supply-side economics could have existed before the 1980s? Yes,” it did. “Now, this is where it gets really good, folks, if you’re laboring under the misconception that I was, as I was taught in school. So they set up trading posts and exchanged goods with the Indians.” This is what happened. After everybody had their own plot of land and were allowed to market it and develop it as they saw fit and got to keep what they produced, bounty, plenty resulted.

“And then they set up trading posts, stores. They exchanged goods with and sold the Indians things. Good old-fashioned commerce. They sold stuff. And there were profits because they were screwing the Indians with the price. I’m just throwing that in. No, there were profits, and, “The profits allowed them to pay off their debts to the merchants in London.” The Canarsie tribe showed up and they paid double, which is what made the Canarsie tribe screw us in the “Manna-hatin” deal years later. (I just threw that in.) They paid off the merchant sponsors back in London with their profits, they were selling goods and services to the Indians. “[T]he success and prosperity of the Plymouth settlement attracted more Europeans,” what was barren was now productive, “and began what came to be known as the ‘Great Puritan Migration.’

But this story stops when the Indians taught the newly arrived suffering-in-socialism Pilgrims how to plant corn and fish for cod. That’s where the original Thanksgiving story stops, and the story basically doesn’t even begin there. The real story of Thanksgiving is William Bradford giving thanks to God,” the pilgrims giving thanks to God, “for the guidance and the inspiration to set up a thriving colony,” for surviving the trip, for surviving the experience and prospering in it. “The bounty was shared with the Indians.” That’s the story. “They did sit down” and they did have free-range turkey and organic vegetables. There were no trans fats, “but it was not the Indians who saved the day. It was capitalism and Scripture which saved the day,” as acknowledged by George Washington in his first Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1789, which I also have here.

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Happy Thanksgiving


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Growing Up in the Shadow of JFK…

Written by my friend Robert, thank you for permission to share!

I was too young to fully understand what had happened, but at the same time, it was one of the formative moments in my life, really. I would grow up in the shadow of JFK’s martyred memory. Although he was gone, he was not forgotten or irrelevant at all for the next 10 to 15 years or so.

My parents had saved an issue of Life Magazine commemorating the President’s funeral and I would look at it in awe even before I knew how to read. Later I would watch documentaries, read books, and seek out old newspapers and magazines. The first book I checked out of the library at Pasteur Elementary was “Meet John F. Kennedy”, a children’s book about the late president.

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I remember when Bobby Kennedy entered the presidential race in 1968. I remember when Lyndon Johnson decided not to run for re-election. I remember the campaign between Bobby Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy, and I remember confusing Eugene McCarthy with Joe McCarthy. I remember that Bobby was behind and that everything was riding on the winner take all California Primary. I remember hearing that Bobby had won and then going to sleep, and I remember my parents waking me up early in the morning on June 5, 1968 to tell me that Bobby Kennedy had been shot.

One of my most treasured books that my parents bought me shortly thereafter was “Fighters For a New World” a book about JFK, RFK, and Martin Luther King. The book had pictures and quotes from various speeches of all of these men. It was inspirational. My dad bought me another book, “Johnny We Hardly Knew Ye”, about JFK, and another thin blue book about Bobby Kennedy, the name of which I’ve long since forgotten.

I remember the excitement of the space race and wanting to be an astronaut. I remember the pride we all felt when Neil Armstrong planted an American flag on the moon. I remember that moonshot itself was very much a tribute to JFK.

From a very young age, almost as far back as I can remember at all, I believed in the ideas of liberty and justice for all, freedom and equality under the law, and that the rights of man do not come from the generosity of the state, but are ours at birth, and that at its core, America stands for those ideals, and because it stands for those ideals, it is the greatest country in the history of the world.

I believe those things as strongly today as I ever have. Rest in peace, JFK.

Robert



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I completely agree with Rush, we need strong principled candidates. When we see one, support them. If we see a weak mushy establishment that is endangering the government we want, we need to primary them. If the establishment preaches at us for challenging mushy republicans, remember they are doing the same with conservative candidates.

The gloves are off folks we are now fighting for the soul of the Republican party. If you don’t pick a side and fight with all your heart, than kiss your country goodbye.

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They’re doing this now, in the midst of what is an absolute debacle and failure.  The Republican donors just can’t seem to bring themselves to oppose Obama on anything.  By extension, it seems like the Republican establishment has a tough time opposing Obama on anything, so they gotta go after their own.  Here’s the article on TheHill.com.  “Amash is among a rebel bloc of House Republicans who pushed Speaker John Boehner to make a stand on Obamacare in the fight over the government shutdown and the debt ceiling.”

See, in the world I live in, those are resume enhancers.

In the world I live in, Justin Amash and these guys get a standing ovation.  In the world I live in, we need everybody in the House being like this.  We need some brawlers. We need some people who are not afraid to do battle with the Democrats to save the country.  You know, that’s what it comes down to.  In addition to everything else going on, the Republican donor class, the consultant class, the Republican establishment, they don’t think there’s any emergency.

Obamacare’s not an emergency, just the latest Democrat legislation.

There is no debt crisis.

It’s not any big deal.

The country isn’t threatened. Our way of life’s not being upset. There’s nothing upset here. Everything’s fine. “It’s just the Democrats are in power, and that’s what we gotta fix. We’ve gotta put ourselves back in power so that we’re in charge of it money and not them,” but they don’t think there’s a crisis.  They’re not concerned that their kids or grandkids are gonna have nothing when they grow up. They’re not concerned about the jobs and the economy and any of that.

It doesn’t appear.  They don’t think there’s a crisis.  That really is the dividing line between the Tea Party and the establishment.  The Tea Party thinks if something isn’t done, the country as founded will not exist.  Those guys don’t think that.  The Republican establishment thinks that’s hooey.  The donors class says, “What do you mean, the country’s not gonna exist as founded?  What the hell are you talking about?”  That’s kook talk, they think.  They just don’t believe it, and that is the dividing line.

There are couple others, too, but that is the big line of demarcation, of difference.  No, they don’t see what’s happening.  They don’t think it’s a harbinger that the country is under assault and they don’t see the Democrats as trying to “re-found” the country, if you will. They don’t see the Democrats as anything other than the current officeholders.  They don’t think that there’s any crisis.  They really don’t.

Plus, donors are like anybody. They want to be close to power. They wants cronyism, not ideology.  They want crony.  They want to get close to power so that a Republican president will do nice things for their business, in pay off or donations like it’s happening with Obama.  They’re not ideologues. and they think with the Tea Party out there the Republicans are never gonna win anything and they’re never gonna be close to power, so their problem is the Tea Party.

The way the donors and the establishment look at it, the Tea Party is what’s gonna prevent them from ever regaining power, not the Democrats.  It’s the Tea Party — and if you don’t understand that, nothing will make sense about any of this.

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Fuel Efficient Vehicle Parking…At Goodwill

Fuel Efficient Vehicle parking...at goodwill

Fuel Efficient Vehicle parking…at goodwill

I visited a Goodwill this week and I was stunned to see this sign! What is the point of putting close parking for fuel efficient vehicles at a Goodwill, talk about a waste of money (there were 2 of them by the way). My sister spotted the sign and pointed it out to me, I was disgusted. This is the first time I have seen a sign like this, have you seen any where you live? Next we will see Obamacare participant parking!

Another government program to help increase enrollment :)

Another government program to help increase enrollment :)


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What is next for the tea party?

I read an awesome article this weekend…

Email Article Print article Send a Tip by Matthew Boyle 9 Nov 2013

“In order to chart our course forward, join me on a journey back,” Lee said in the speech, according to an advance copy provided to Breitbart News. “Back to a time when the people of this continent were just as frustrated with their oppressive government as all of us here tonight are with the Federal government today.”

Lee noted that in 1773, “a group of Americans had had it with the King George establishment which was too big, too expensive and too intrusive in their lives.”

“What would become known as the Boston Tea Party became a clarion cry against the kind of government the colonists did not want,” Lee said. “It turned out to be a pretty important party and a very big deal. But had they stopped at just protesting against the kind of government they didn’t want the Boston Tea Party would not have been even a footnote in history. It would have been just one more vain protest against an oppressive federal establishment.”

Lee explained how the Founding Fathers of America “pressed forward from Boston” and continued their protest and “began a journey toward the kind of government they did want” instead of just protesting a government they disliked.

“It took them 14 long years to get from Boston to Philadelphia, where in 1787 they created, in the Constitution, the kind of government they did want,” Lee said. “Boston to Philadelphia. That is a good model for us to follow today.”

 

I believe, what is next for the Tea Party includes steps to galvanizing behind candidates who represent the government we want. A government that abides by the constitution. Candidates like Justin Amash, Mike Lee, and Ted Cruz. Even if we are not in their district we need to support these patriots and do whatever is in our power to get them elected.

Free Men- Peter Konetchy

In the State of Michigan we have Peter Konetchy who is challenging the establishment favorite Dave Camp in the fourth district. These are the battles that need to take place. This primary is more than Dave vs. Peter this is David vs. Goliath, it is establishment vs. the constitution, it is business as usual vs. I want my country back. Please donate to Pete’s campaign, volunteer, and share his message even if you don’t live in the district. These are the battles that need to be won! More on Konetchy’s campaign.

This video campaign is how our local group is showing support.

Free to make your own video, we can show support for candidates all over the country! More on the YouTube video campaign.


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