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Journalism is no longer the age old watchdog it once was; it is now a propaganda arm for the progressive agenda. The journalists of the past were Americans first, and they took pride in uncovering stories about the ruling class abusing the taxpayer. During WWII journalists were once again Americans first and journalists second; they didn`t feel the need to report stories of how one should understand Hitler and his plight. The journalists of the past dug up the facts of a story and reported it to the public with the intention of letting people hear the story and decide for themselves; this is not the case in America today.
The journalism schools of today are pumping out liberal minded journalists like Henry Ford pumped out automobiles in the last century. The media of today finds the story and tells it from a prospective that leads people to a conclusion. They view a story through the eyes of political correctness and, progressive ideals instead of reporting the facts. The media of today, when interviewing a politician, will throw the occasional hard ball to a democrat; but holds a template of racism, sexism, bigotry, and greed toward the republican. The media of today will ask relevant, educated questions of the democrat giving them the opportunity to explain his/her ideas; while turning to republican and asking a loaded question about greedy corporations or homosexuality. Give us a damn break you fool`s! There is more important issues going on in the world today other than two men/ women having sex, or if Rand Paul was a Buddhist in college.
The republicans, on the other hand, are so spineless that they fall for these loaded questions and stumble all over themselves trying to answer them; which lend credibility to the question in the end. Some of the Tea Party conservatives are not falling for the template that the left pulls their questions from; I have linked a video of Carly Fiorina being questioned in such a way by some drone reporter at a local Tea Party event: ( //www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCT8Mnc7hhM ). I was proud to see her “smack down” this jerk by asking him if he happened to notice the thousands of voters around him who had real concerns about America; they don`t care if HP sold printer ink in India!!
Conservatives have got to take back the language in the debate; they have got to be willing to laugh in the face of progressives who call them racists, bigots, and homophobes; instead of having a “deer in the headlights” look on their faces. Conservatism is the majority philosophy according to every poll out there. The left, the progressives, they are the minority in the arena of ideas! It is a so refreshing to see a politician comeback and knock a question from some drone reporter out of the park. It is wonderful to see a conservative who has no fear of the politically correct media and who will call it like it is. The American Electorate is starving for politicians who will answer a question straight out even if the answers are politically incorrect. The people want politicians who tell it like it is, straight from the hip, and are unafraid of what the polls say.
The religious right in the Republican Party (and I am a Christian) has done damage to our party on the issue of gay marriage and abortion. I am not for abortion, but I think god can be the judge of that issue. My bible tells me to leave judgment to him and I will not be judged. I can go along with making certain aspects of abortion illegal for moral and human rights issues; but some abortions are not the governments concern. The Republican Party has taken a hard stance on gay marriage which has alienated many conservatives who are gay. I don`t give a damn who you sleep with personally, or who you life partner is; I just want to live and let live in a free society. I do blame the gays, however, for feeling the need to put their sex life out there for all to see. I think we should leave our sex lives in the bedroom at home, if I have a fetish of some type I am not going to make it a political issue. I want to say to my gay brothers and sisters, I hope you will ignore the religious right and help us turn the Republican Party around on these issues.
The media will spend the next year running stories which are designed to depress and suppress the conservative vote. Use logic and critical thinking instead of emotion when thinking through these issues. The progressive always pulls on the emotional heart strings with their propaganda; logic is the enemy of the left.
I wanted to say Happy New Year to all of the loyal followers of this blog. I was really sick over the Christmas Holiday with a bout of the flu. I am finally getting close to being human again and I wanted to write a quick post.
Some of the news that took place over the holiday perked my interest but none of it really gave me the yearning to grab the laptop and write. I was really flabbergasted by the big deal the gays made about “Don`t ask don`t tell”. In reality who gives a damn if you’re gay? I don`t. I look at all the other issues our society faces and I think to myself “you people put your sex life in such high regard that you miss the real problems”. Statistically many in the gay community are financially well off and yet they vote for democrats. The reason is that the religious right in the Republican Party won`t mind their own damn business and leave these people alone. On the other hand, the gays demand acceptance of their lifestyle.
Ok, let me back up and explain; I am one of the few conservatives who can agree with portions of the gay agenda. I happen to hate the way the religious right wants to use the police power of government to project their morality on others. I am not in favor of the gay marriage agenda but I do think under the constitution of the United States gay`s have a right to a domestic partnership. I personally think this is a good compromise on both sides. The gay`s should understand that marriage is sacred to many Americans and should remain a ceremony for men and women. On the other side of the coin gay men and women have every right to a legal domestic partnership under the constitution.
The gays need those protections which allow them to hold joint property and assets just like any married couple enjoys. They need to be able to have each other on insurance policies and other such important policies and or documents which protect their private property and wealth. As a Christian man I do not believe that being gay is right or normal; however, I will not judge my fellow man or deny them their rights under the constitution.
I thought that the Clinton era “don`t ask don`t tell” policy was a good one. It basically let gays serve without throwing it in everyone’s face. I have a lot of words coming into my head here so let me back up again. I don`t have a problem with gay people at all, I have many great friends who are gay and I love them dearly. I know that my lord Jesus Christ has told me I have no authority to judge, he alone has that authority. I am commanded to love my neighbor as myself. I think gay`s should have every right under the constitution as any other citizen has. My problem comes when they demand that we not judge them yet they want their damn sex life to be on the front page. If a man wants to sleep with another man….I don`t care, just keep it in the privacy of your bedroom. The same with lesbians, I don`t care about your damn sex life. If I liked gerbil`s up my ass I wouldn`t march on Washington to make everyone else agree that I am sane or that its normal.
I agree that gay`s should be left alone and not judged by others; however, they need to allow others to have their opinions without being called bigot. To the religious right in the Republican Party; we need you guys to shut the hell up and clean the board from your own eye before removing the speck from others. A final note; you gay`s statistically have a lot of private wealth. You praise this asshole obama for signing away “don`t ask don`t tell” and yet he makes plans everyday to seize your private wealth. How about you all put your damn sex life in perspective and not make it so all important? You better pay attention to what obama is doing to other more important liberties. To re-cap; I support domestic partnerships, I support gay rights as long as they are not special rights, I wish the religious right would mind their own damn business; and finally I wish they gays would stop supporting a socialist party because their sex life’s are so important to them.
I was in a conversation with a friend who posts here at Conservative Utopia quit often. He and I don`t always agree but I enjoy our posts back and forth as we hash out the issues of the day. In our last conversation we were arguing about “jobs being shipped overseas” and who or what was responsible for that fact. The progressives are always making the moronic statement that the Republicans shipped jobs overseas. This statement is illogical, the Republicans don`t have the power to tell some CEO “hey buddy, move your company overseas we don`t want you here”. What benefit would any American have with doing that, Republican or Democrat? The companies which have moved have done so because: A) labor unions are too expensive in the US, and B) The corporate tax rate in the US is among the highest in the world (35%) second only to India (30-40%)
If you were a corporate CEO and you had to answer to stockholders and keep your profits at an acceptable level to entice investors to stay; you would move over seas as well. The government is the problem people not the solution, how is it that Americans continue to trust anything the government says? Progressives in both the Democrat and Republican parties have fought tax cuts to corporations for years. As soon as the conservative start talking about cutting corporate tax rates the progressives start using the age old Marxist class warfare rhetoric “ tax cuts for the rich”. If we Americans were smart enough to look at our free market economy like a business instead of a social welfare system we would see that we want to be the most competitive country in the world. If we cut corporate tax rates not only would these companies come home but foreign companies would come as well.
The progressives have been masterful since the 1960`s cultural revolution at brainwashing the American public with “class warfare” rhetoric. They have taught Americans to hate the rich as if they were some sort of enemy of the state. They have convinced a large portion of the population that America is economically unjust; while never seeing the true injustice of tyrannical governments across the globe and throughout history. If you look at the world in terms of being a neighborhood, America is the rich kid on the block; everyone is jealous and covets our accomplishments. These same citizens who envy America don`t have the intestinal fortitude to change their own forms of government. It is reminiscent of the old story of the crab bucket. When a fisherman is catching crabs he usually puts them in a five gallon bucket. There is no need to put a lid on the bucket because if one crab tries to escape, the other crabs pull him back down. Jealousy, greed, covetousness, and fear are the tools of the progressive ideology.
The progressives are masterful liars and they do so because they believe that their mission, their intellect, and their morality is so far superior to the great unwashed; that the ends justifies the means. That is to say that they will justify their lies because they think their policies are the answer to all problems period. Progressives can never seem to hold a majority in this country to get their agenda passed; this is why they work so hard to get their judges in place in appeals courts and on the Supreme Court. In this way they can legislate from the bench rather in the state and federal legislatures. I can hear the drones out their saying that the GOP or conservatives believe the same thing, that their ideology is superior. To that I would answer; history proves that the experiment called America works; it also proves the experiment called Marxism does not. This is an undeniable fact; Marxism has been responsible for millions of deaths of innocent civilians in the name of so called social justice and economic equality.
The once great Democrat party made its mark in the industrial revolution by standing up for the working class against crony capitalists and progressive Republicans who used their power for greed. There was at that time a need to organize and help defeat corrupt and powerful businessmen and politicians. The country pulled together in the 40`s and 50`s and the free market capitalist system flourished to produce a magnificent society of free and independent citizens. The only problem was not all citizens were allowed to participate. The colored peoples and women were held back by a racists and bigoted Supreme Court who was beholden to southern white democrats like Robert Byrd and Albert Gore.
In the 1960`s along came the civil rights movement which was sorely needed in this great nation and Dr. King and others where hero`s of our country. The Democrat party was absolutely in the tank with racists to hold back the civil rights movement of that day. During the 1960`s and 70`s the progressive movement which had lost its appeal during WWII was again in search of a home. It found its home in the Democrat party and they haven`t looked back since. The progressive movement is the new name for the same old tyranny of European socialism which has held that part of the world back for centuries. The ruling class mentality of European countries goes back to the very foundations of human history. One nation was founded to finally give men the freedoms to totally self govern. America was an experiment in men`s ability to live under equality of opportunity; all men would be equal under the law with the freedom to become who they so choose to be. No more would the Kings, Queens, and tyrants of the European ruling class make decisions with men`s lives; the law would be king and all would bow to its rule.
The same mentality of the ruling class of Europe can be found in the modern day progressive movement. The Democrat party no longer has the right to claim any so called “conservative Democrats” and the proof is in their own voting records. The Republicans have seen the growth of a new conservative movement in the “Tea Party” and the progressives in the Republican Party hate them. The only hope for America is for the conservative movement to defeat all progressives in the Republican and Democrat party. Conservatives need to fight the media and their constant propaganda promoting class warfare which turns one citizen against another. The American people need to understand that government and progressive politicians create the very problems they then tell us they will fix. We the people can self govern and we do not need Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Bush, or any other progressive elitists from the ruling class to run our lives. They work for us damn it! They are supposed to be servants to our nation not tyrants who throw us crumbs while they spend like drunken sailors. Wake up citizens!
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I hope all of you had as wonderful a thanksgiving as we did in our family. I haven`t posted in several days as I have other writing responsibilities that I must attend to first at times. I was on my evening walk and I was thinking, as I often do when I walk, about Sovereignty and how it applies at many different levels to the aspect of freedom and a free society. One of my goals in writing about politics has always been to explain political ideals and conservative principles in a more plain fashion. As I watch the talking heads on the news I sometimes say to myself; “no wonder most people hate politics”.
I was chatting with my son and oldest daughter the other day that are now old enough to vote, about how important that right was. They both said “dad we hate politics”. This is the point that I think most conservatives fail to see, that we need to speak in plain straight language to reach the masses. Most people when polled realize that they line up more closely with a conservative than a progressive; they just don`t know it until someone speaks English to them instead of Washington BS.
As I was saying earlier, I want to talk about Sovereignty on an individual level. We all hear politicians speak about national Sovereignty and how important that is; but what about the subject of individual Sovereignty? And what does that mean? The founders believed that one of the aspects of European tyranny was the fact that all rights were granted by a King, Queen, or some other Government official. The Declaration of Independence clearly states that rights are God given at birth to all men, and are inalienable; that is to say that no human, be they pauper or king, can take them away. In other words, you as an individual are Sovereign and own yourself and have rights granted at birth by Almighty God; whatever version of God you may believe in.
The progressive and the Marxists do not believe in individual Sovereignty, they may claim they do when it comes to social issues; but they do not believe in Sovereignty on an economic level. I was in a conversation on a left wing blog the other day and the guy said to me “you have a duty to pay taxes for roads and other social issues”. If that were all the progressives wanted then I would happily agree to some fixed percentage and move on. The problem is that progressives can never name a figure and I have even heard national radio personalities like Hannity or Mark Levin ask this question. I have heard Hannity ask liberals “how much is enough? Name a figure for me”.
Progressives call keeping what you earn “greedy”, I am one who thinks taking something from someone you didn`t earn is an absolute form of greed. To sit back and buy into the “class warfare” garbage that the progressives in the democrat and republican parties spew out creates hatred toward fellow citizens. These people then vote for politicians who will use the police power of the federal government to steal their fellow citizen’s wealth. The rich are the minority in this country and so they don`t have enough votes to fight the majority of Americans who live in the covetousness of a “class warfare” mentality. This in return usurps the very individual rights or Sovereignty of another citizen.
We all have a finite amount of time on this earth when we are born; some have more than others, none of us knows the amount of time we have. Every day people get up and trade time for money, they go to work each day either at a job or a business that they own. Some individuals have paid the cost of years in Trade schools or college and have thousands invested in student loans to pay back. Others may have invented some new product or service that filled a need for millions of people and therefore they made millions in return. No matter how one earns a living, they trade the precious commodity of finite time that they have on this earth to do so. I say all this to point out the importance of private property and wealth, if you trade time for money, that money is your private property and damn well should be. There are those in every society who have physical and mental illness and cannot fend for themselves and we as a society should provide a safety net for them. I have never been opposed to social welfare programs; however, the left wants to sign everybody and their brother up and cares nothing about their citizenship status to boot.
But what should we do about those in society who choose to be mentally ill or sick? What about those who make very poor decisions and shoot a bird to all who try holding them accountable for their actions? Just as there are many who choose to work hard, finish school, pay their own way thru college; there are those who choose to quit school, do drugs, drink alcohol in excess, and become pregnant at a young age. Finally, there are those who just simply have an entitlement mentality and don`t give a damn about personal responsibility. These leeches on the ass of society are loved by the democrats because that’s who they vote for. The democrats know this and don`t care, all they want is power.
We the people of this nation who love freedom and liberty; should not revert this magnificent society called America back to the horrible European socialism we left behind over 200 years ago. We should remain Sovereign as a nation and we should respect our fellow citizens individual Sovereignty.
With the current TSA nightmare that leads almost every headline today; we must once again look at profiling Muslims. Profiling hmmm…….what should we do? Well as some of you can see I don`t think political correctness is useful or smart; in fact I think it is for losers who can`t stand the truth! I would like to look at this with logic, and that is not something the heart is capable of. The mind, the brain, our thinker is where logic comes from; the heart is where we feel things. When I think about my friends or family I use my heart to determine some of my decisions .When I go to Best Buy to purchase a new printer I use my brain (logic) to decide if it is a good deal or if I can afford it.
Profiling Muslims is something that should be considered with the use of logic not feelings or the heart. Number one, why would we profile Muslims? The main reason I conclude is that they are behind every major attach and murder of innocent life around the globe to of course include 911.The second reason that comes to mind ( again using logic not feelings) is that I cannot think of any moderate Muslim organizations that have come out in anger against the so called extremists of their religion.(http://frontpagemag.com/2009/12/22/getting-the-finger-from-a-moderate-muslim-by-robert-spencer/ ) This is because it is a sin for a Muslim to speak out against another Muslim . If we had a huge number of so called moderate Muslims speaking out against the so called extremists in their religion it would be very helpful to the cause. We do not see this and we won`t see this any time soon.
The best kind of love is tough love ,ok Mr. moderate Muslim if you don`t want to be profiled with the terrorists than how about speaking out about it and helping the world get rid of these rats of society. I personally don`t give a damn what you people think about profiling because you give me absolutely no reason to believe that you don`t support terrorism. Until you do give me a reason to believe this we will profile everyone who looks Middle Eastern period.
The argument that most drones (robot`s for the left) make is that the Christian religion has killed just as many innocent lives in the name of Jesus. This is only mildly true; there have been people killed in the name of Christ it is true, but let’s use some rare logic once again. The first logical difference is that you can read any Gospel of Christ and you will find NO reference form Jesus advocating war or violence period. This leads to the logical conclusion that these so called Christians acted on their own twisted theology not Christ`s. The second logical difference is that Christians WILL stand up and speak out against those who twist their theology for evil gain.
Now let`s look at an apples to apples comparison of the Muslim religion. First we already know the undisputable fact that for the last 10 years no Muslim groups have spoken out against terrorism. It is like an 8 year old that when you see them doing something wrong they always blame someone else for their sins. The Muslims always blame the existence of Israel as the all time reason for every ill in their lives, how convenient. The second issue is the fact that the prophet Mohammed did in fact promote violence and killing to expand the religion .This is proliferated today by every cleric and head muckity muck in the Muslim religion.
Logical conclusion: profile them until we catch all terrorists and save our country men and others from unprovoked attacks by these cowards. And if they kick and scream about racism and unfair treatment …….so what, ignore them and others that take this heartfelt illogical stance.
I wanted to share with other readers of this blog a response I wrote to a very intelligent comment made by a reader named “jack”. He was commenting on the post entitled “Progressivism; the pied piper of tyranny“. As I wrote the response I realized that it opened up a few very important points about the harm the progressive movement has brought to America and other societies. We also discussed Ronald Reagan and his budget deficits Thanks,scott
Thank you for your very thoughtful and intelligent response to this post. Let me restate my case which I did not do in the post; I agree with your assessment that the democrats are not the only ones to blame. I think that the biggest difference of opinion we may have is in whom to point the blame toward. I believe that it lands solely in the lap of progressive politics and legislation. There can be no reasonable doubt that the democrat party is wholly sold out to progressivism.
There is no longer such an animal as a conservative democrat. This whole idea of a “blue dog” democrat is horse hockey. The way these democrats voted on health care and the Obama agenda is something they wish they could escape from but they cannot. The media is trying to help them re-write recent history to save them politically. Now let`s talk about the republicans; the Republicans have a few progressives as well, John McCain is a progressive, George Bush was a progressive, Lindsey Graham is a progressive, etc.
These Republicans are detestable in my opinion and need to be thrown out of office by the electorate in their districts. I want to see conservatism in high offices around the country. Ronald Reagan was not a progressive; however, the democrats controlled congress most of his two terms. He compromised with them in terms of spending to get tax cuts and military spending approved, so yes we did accrue a large national dept. The reason progressives HATE Reagan so bad is because he was such an effective opponent politically and they hope theses idiot republicans never follow his lead.
The same democrat party which held Reagan’s feet to the fire on social welfare compromises in order to give him his tax cuts and military spending, blames him for his big deficits later in history. Reagan knew that cutting taxes would increase federal revenues as history proves time and time again. He felt that the cold war would only end if he could out spend the Russians in terms of building our Military arsenal. Reagan also knew that a non-competitive economy such as the communists have; could not keep up with our free market economy in terms of government spending. It was a huge big picture mentality on Reagan`s part to use this strategy which did in fact work in the end.
We have allowed the progressive to re-write history about one of our greatest presidents in the 20th century. I will always see Reagan as a hero in terms of how he led this country against an evil and aggressive communist world. To sum this up my friend, I am basically stating that progressivism and it`s ideology are the true enemies of America, and this ideology finds its true home in the democrat party. The wealthy people in our country, the big corporations, and the conservative movement are not the enemy of freedom and liberty; Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and all other students of the progressive ideology are the true enemy`s of our country.
America is a unique and fantastic society, and the only one of its kind in the world. This great nation was brought about with the intention of escaping the sting of European tyranny felt by the founders and the colonies. The founders wanted to create a self governing society which would allow ultimate freedom from the tyranny of the ruling class; a society in which men were ruled by the law of the land instead of the inconsistent whims of some ruler or king. The founders knew that freedom and liberty were a prized possession that all men dreamed of; yet they come with great personal responsibility and most people of today`s America seem unwilling to bear the load.
This society was built with the idea of local governments having the power to set agenda`s based on local populations and their traditions. The founders knew that a local state, county, or township, knows its people best and therefore can best legislate for their citizens. The all powerful central governments in Europe treated their citizens as numbers or statistics because they knew nothing of the people they ruled in general. The founders knew that if the people could responsibly govern themselves that this was the best form of government.
Freedom has many risks as a byproduct of its lack of control. The early citizens of this country knew that America was not perfect but compared to the tyranny of European societies, freedom was worth the risk. The local and state governments began to see issues which needed to be addressed by government in those days such as schools, hospitals, and roads. There are problems which can be best handled by government at the local, state, and federal level; and the constitution is designed to allow those powers and also limit them from harming liberty. There are channels which can be followed that can change the constitution and they are very difficult to enact such as a constitutional convention; this was the intention of the founders to protect the new republic from wholesale democracy. Today we see activist judges changing the law of the land from the bench; a judge should never legislate from the bench as this usurps power from the legislature and the people who elect them.
The progressive movement in America began to have legs under the Woodrow Wilson administration, and has grown every since the turn of the 20th century. Progressive ideals are not new; they are in fact the same old tyranny that we left behind in Europe two centuries ago. The ruling class mentality of; “we know better than you how you should live your life”, is alive and well in the democrat party as it has become the home of the progressive. In Europe the progressive mentality is the norm and the citizens of those societies never seem to have the intestinal fortitude to change their governments. They simply criticize from afar and yet look to America to bail them out at every turn. Immigrants from all over the world, who speak as though they hate America on one hand, scramble to come here on the other. When they come to America they works hard as they can to change America into the same third world hell they left behind; and the democrat party is a willing accomplice to this act in trade for a vote.
The point of all this is to say; you care more about you than government ever will. Those who vote for the politician who says” vote for me and you will have free this and guaranteed that” seem unable to see that the tyranny they unleash on the rich will someday turn on them. When you chose to give power to the federal government to accomplish your own selfish political goals in the name of class equality; this same government will one day come to you to be fed when it runs out of rich people to steal from. The progressive holds on to the failed ideal that all men can be equal on an economic level; American`s know that all men are created equal with the freedom to be as rich or poor as they so choose. No society in human history has ever been able to maintain economic equality without police power and tyranny.
The American dream of freedom, liberty, individual responsibility, and private property, is at enormous risk. The future citizens of our country, our children, are being taught to have no personal responsibility by our schools and political leaders. The citizens of today are so busy making sure that they get theirs, whether by voting or working for it, that they care nothing of the danger signs we all see. The politicians continue to turn one American against another with the same old Marxist class warfare tactics used by progressive around the globe. They promise the useful idiot that it is ok to steal as long as the government does the stealing. The useful idiot then stands back with salivating lips awaiting his reward that comes in return for his vote. Uneducated, fearful, dependant, useful idiots have been the tool of tyrants for the entire span of human history. Freedom and liberty have been achieved by the brave, self educated, fearless, independent patriots of all free nations. Freedom is never free and neither is tyranny; both come at a cost yet produce a different fruit.