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Call your Senators urging them to oppose the DREAM Act this week: An Amnesty Nightmare

Just in time to avoid the traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner, students at the University of Texas, Austin, staged a hunger strike to support Congressional approval of the DREAM Act.  Student activists want you to believe that they are taking a stand for “fairness” and “justice”  But the DREAM Act is a turkey designed to amnesty most illegals and force you to subsidize their U.S. college education.
The DREAM Act is Harry Reid’s payoff to open border advocates who rounded up the illegal alien vote to help Harry in his squeaker win in Nevada. The DREAM Act was introduced in the lame duck session and is pending congressional votes next week. 

Unable to get congressional approval for “comprehensive immigration reform” (general amnesty), Obama and Reid proposed the DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act) to transform “undocumented Democrats” into legal voters.

Under the DREAM Act, any person under the age of 35 illegally present in the U.S. (90% of all illegals?), could apply for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status if they have graduated from high school or earned a GED and have been admitted to an “institution of higher education”.  The illegal is required to complete at least 2 years of a bachelor’s degree within 8 years regardless of whether or not any degree has been earned.

An “institution of higher education” can include a community college or a vocational college which “provides not less than a one year program of training to prepare students for gainful employment”.

This process does not affect “anchor babies” who are deemed citizens even though born to parents illegally in the U.S.  “Anchor baby” students already get all the benefits of U.S. citizenship.  The DREAM Act only covers those who are themselves illegally present in the U.S. and grants full citizenship to LPR status students when they fulfill the 2 year requirement.

For illegal alien students unable to complete the 2 year requirement within the 8 years, the feds can waive the requirement altogether if the alien demonstrates that their deportation would work a hardship to themselves, or their LPR spouse, child, or parent.

If an application under the DREAM Act is denied for any reason, the bill prohibits federal immigration authorities from using the information gained in the application process to deport the illegal alien.

Once LPR status is granted, the illegal qualifies for “in state” tuition in the state of their residence, and federal student assistance under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 including student loans, federal work-study programs, and tutoring and counseling.

Advocates of the DREAM Act say that these students were brought here illegally as young children, that their parents’ actions should not be held against them, and that in the long run, it would be better to see these young people who were brought up as Americans educated in America.

Opponents of the DREAM Act counter that a legal “path to citizenship” is already open to these “students” (35 years old?), that DREAM Act legalization rewards their illegal presence in the country while applicants to legal entry wait in line, and that “in state” tuition puts the illegal student ahead of American citizen students from out of state.

With every college and university in the country strapped for money and raising fees and tuition, is now the time to add millions of new students to American campuses with the additional strain on scholarship and federal loans and assistance programs already running out of money ?

The more you read the DREAM Act, the worse it gets.

Current federal immigration law gives the right to naturalized citizens to immigrate relatives (“family reunion”) without regard to numerical caps. Those who receive amnesty under the DREAM Act could legalize family members–including  their illegal alien parents and siblings–setting off a chain reaction of immigration.

Astoundingly, the DREAM Act specifically allows criminal aliens to apply for this “student” amnesty. Aliens who have engaged in voter fraud, have ignored deportation orders, have falsely claimed U.S. citizenship, have committed marriage fraud, have overstayed their student visas, even those who pose a public health risk–all are eligible for the “student” amnesty of the DREAM Act.

Even the act of applying for the DREAM Act amnesty gives you immediate amnesty.  Applicants cannot be deported while an application is pending no matter how frivolous the application is.  Criminal aliens will learn quickly enough that this application is yet another way to delay deportation.

DREAM Act supporters also point to provisions which allow illegals, as an alternative to the college requirements, to earn U.S. citizenship by serving in the U.S. military.  Not quite.  The Act does not require enlistment in the armed forces, only in the “uniformed services”, and only for 2 years.  This broader term includes the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric  Administration (NOAA).

The “U.S. military” argument for enacting the DREAM Act is bogus for another reason.  Illegals are already allowed to enlist in the military and earn citizenship.  Many do and are a credit to themselves and to the country.  They don’t need the DREAM Act.

Once again, as in health care “reform” and financial services “reform”, the Obama regime seeks to mislead the public by masking the reality the public opposes (amnesty for illegals) with soothing lies about helping poor “students”.

Allowing voted-out congress members to enact this travesty in the lame duck session adds insult to injury.  Defeat the DREAM Act nightmare.

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Support the “Repeal Amendment” to Nullify All Federal Mandates that 2/3’s of the States Oppose!

This is huge, friends!

“Any provision of law or regulation of the United States may be repealed by the several states, and such repeal shall be effective when the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states approve resolutions for this purpose that particularly describe the same provision or provisions of law or regulation to be repealed.”

http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/4432863

http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB124044199838345461-lMyQjAxMDI5NDIwMzQyNDMxWj.html#printMode

http://dailycaller.com/2010/11/24/voter-anger-fuels-support-for-%E2%80%9Crepeal-amendment%E2%80%9D/print/

Petition:

http://www.repealamendment.org/

 

 

A Thanksgiving Day Prayer for America

The American people showed on Election Day that this is still America, and that everywhere except on the West Coast we are still able to govern ourselves. But, unfortunately, it was only a first step on a long journey to save our country, the last, best hope for mankind, as has been said.

Even though the American people generated an epic, 1932-style, political earthquake this year, because our system is so thoroughly infused with checks and balances, it has not nearly solved the whole problem. All that has really happened is that the 1960s New Left that seized control of our country in 2008 has lost its ability to ram its socialist vision through Congress.

The American people, though, still have not gained control of Congress to make policy themselves. That will require still another political earthquake in 2012. The odds are set up for that, as Democrats must defend 23 Senate seats that year, the Republicans only 10. With the right mix of political leadership, message, and continued grassroots activism, by January, 2013, there could be an even bigger Republican majority in the House, with conservatives back in control, a Reagan-style Republican President, and a filibuster proof Republican Senate.

You Can Make It Happen

But achieving that is going to require even more sustained grassroots activism over the next two years. And there is more to come after that. With such sweeping political control in 2013, we will finally have the opportunity to restore the rule of law with judges who know their role is only to apply the law, not make it up. We were getting close to control of the Supreme Court before the Obama detour, and have now lost the chance to replace two very aged liberals with younger Justices who understand their role. But 2013 holds the prospect for regaining control in time to put us back on course.

And such dominant political control creates the opportunity for sweeping, fundamental tax, spending, budget, and entitlement reforms. But grassroots activism will be needed to keep the pressure on to make sure all of this comes to pass. In particular, at least one or two hopeless establishment Republicans like Mike Castle, Charlie Crist, or Lisa Murkowski will have to be beaten in every election cycle to keep grassroots control over the Republicans.

But as indicated in my discussion last week of Newt Gingrich’s speech at the IPI Annual Dinner, there is still more work to do after that. America needs a news media that understands the country it is covering, and is even capable of reporting the actual news, not party propaganda talking points, as it mostly does now. Revolution there is already under way as well, with the shocking rating results that Fox News actually beat free network news broadcasts on Election Night. And today’s talk radio is going to go down in history as the phenomenon that changed politics in America, and saved the country.

The criticism we hear of Fox News is actually quite shameful. Because it is the only broadcast TV news outlet that does include both sides. Watch it and you will see how the straight news during the day includes coverage of conservatives as well as liberals, and how the opinion discussions in the evening are carefully structured to include the perspective of liberals and conservatives. It seems different just because it includes both sides, while we are otherwise used to dishonest establishment TV news which covers only liberals. What the critics of Fox News are really saying is that conservatives should not be covered, and allowed to present their views to the public. In other words, the critics are anti-free speech fascists.

America also needs an honest academia, rather than the brain-dead hotbeds of Marxist revolution we see too often today. We also need to reform unions to actually represent the interests of working people, rather than outdated, 100-year-old Marxist philosophy, which would only lead to stagnation and decline for working people and America, as it has always done throughout history.

And we need a new vision of civil rights to bring liberating capitalist prosperity into America’s inner cities, barrios, neighborhoods, and farming valleys and plains, in place of the socialist political machine the Left now offers.

What You Can Do

This sweeping and complete revolution depends on each one of you reading this website today, and your friends, neighbors and relatives. The brilliance of the Tea Party is precisely its grassroots mystery, with no identifiable spokesman or leader. That means it is wide open for you to start your own local chapter, beginning precisely with your own friends, neighbors and relatives.

Start calling them together for a regular, monthly, social gathering, where you can lead a discussion of the major issues of the day. This will only better connect you with your family and friends any way. Ask them to invite their family, friends and neighbors. Start inviting speakers who can address the issues. Invite potential and actual candidates for local, state and federal offices. Collect everyone’s name, address, phone numbers, and email addresses. With this alone, given how most people are not much involved politically, you would be more than half way there to being a major local political influence.

Activate the group to contact your elected officials on the major issues. The group can also be a source of volunteers and contributions for campaigns. If you start regular meetings, every candidate up to Congressman will want to come, and maybe further up beyond that. Run your own get out the vote drive among them on Election Day.

More broadly, grassroots conservatives should promote more aggressively “buycotts,” urging purchase of the products and services of the advertisers and sponsors on Fox News and talk radio. Complain to the old media outlets regarding stories, facts and developments they are not covering. Recommend aggressively and persistently that they invite as guests conservative, free market advocates to present the other side. You can get on the phone and call reporters directly. Check out the bylines in your local paper. This is what the Left is doing all the time.

Governors need to gain control over public universities by appointing serious academics to top administrative posts committed to actual education rather than Marxist revolution. They need to appoint to governing boards real world businessmen and professionals who understand what is going on and will back up reformist academic administrators.

Blue collar reformists should get more involved in their unions, seeking to replace the left-wing political activists that now run them with mainstream Americans that will represent the real interests of working people. Real unions truly representing working people would vigorously promote public policies that advance robust economic growth benefitting all, rather than the throwback neo-Marxism of the 1930s seeking to plunder the public good for narrow, short-term gain. There is a whole new world of opportunity here for younger people committed to new thinking in union leadership.

Christians in the Coalition

The grassroots movement that swept Reagan and his allies to power grew out of America’s churches. That was an extension of a long American tradition going back over 200 years. Don’t listen to Brown Shirt thugs yelling that you need to get back inside your church buildings and stay out of politics.

The social responsibility of Christians to participate in saving America can be found in the Bible itself. In Mathew 25, verses 14 to 30, Jesus recounts the parable of the Talents.

Jesus says, “For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves, and entrusted his possessions to them. And to one he gave 5 talents, to another two, and to another one, each according to his own ability; and he went on his journey.”

While he was away, “the one who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents. In the same manner the one who had received the two talents gained two more. But he who received the one talent went away and dug in the ground, and hid his master’s money.”

When the master returned, he called his servants to account one by one:

And the one who had received the five talents came up and brought five more talents, saying, “Master, you entrusted five talents to me; see, I have gained five more talents.” His Master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things, enter into the joy of your master.”

Then the second servant was called, and he recounted that with the two talents entrusted to him he earned two more, and he received the same response. But when the third servant was called, he responded, “Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you spread no seed. And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground; see, you have what is yours.” The Master responded, “You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I spread no seed. Then, you ought to have put my money in the bank, and on my arrival I would have received my money back with interest.” So he ordered the one talent taken from the hapless servant, and gave it to the one with the ten talents.

Similarly, America’s Christians have been entrusted with rights to democracy, and to freedom of speech and of the press. We are expected not to hide our light buried in the ground, but to use those rights for the common good, to maintain and spread freedom and prosperity for all Americans. The outdated Marxism of the New Left will achieve exactly the opposite of that.

Christians should embrace the special role of advancing the vision of a New Civil Rights to minority communities and the poor. The first civil rights movement achieved legal equality. What is needed now is the next step, a New Civil Rights movement focused on economic prosperity and empowerment. African Americans, Hispanics, and the poor should throw off the yoke holding them back in service and dependency to a political machine, which is just a modern, politically sophisticated plantation. They should embrace instead the public policies and reforms that would liberate and empower them to maximum participation in the broader economy, and to ride a wave of pro-growth reforms to greater personal prosperity.

That would mean the freedom to choose personal savings, investment and insurance accounts to finance all of the Social Security and Medicare benefits now financed by the slavery of the payroll tax. It would mean the transformation of health programs like Medicaid to open the door for the poor and lower income families to enjoy the same health care as the middle class, which they would be able to obtain through their choice of the same health insurance as the middle class, with public assistance through vouchers that would help them to pay for such insurance. It would mean as well the freedom to choose for their own children good, functioning schools, where they could get a real education, through freedom of choice school vouchers or tax credits.

And it would mean public policies that would produce a bounty of jobs for everyone, with rising wages for working people that would rapidly advance them into the middle class. We know what those policies are. But the modern slavemasters of the Left stand in the way.

If we Christians fail to use the freedom and democracy we have inherited to spread still more freedom and prosperity to everyone, maybe like the servants in the parable of the talents, we will lose the legacy that has been entrusted to us.

Peter Ferrara is director of entitlement and budget policy at the Institute for Policy Innovation, a policy advisor to the Heartland Institute, a senior fellow at the Social Security Institute, and general counsel of the American Civil Rights Union. He served in the White House Office of Policy Development under President Reagan, and as Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States under the first President Bush. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He is author of The Obamacare Disaster, from the Heartland Institute, and President Obama’s Tax Piracy.

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Top 10 Reasons for Conservatives to be Thankful

It will be a winter of discontent for many Americans, with unemployment still high and their net worth eroded. But this country has emerged from tough times before, and even during hardships there are many things to be thankful for. Here are my Top 10:

1. U.S. troops—American men and women in the military are far from home this Thanksgiving, risking their lives on the battlefield to protect the freedoms of their fellow citizens. We should be thankful for these brave souls and the many that preceded them throughout our history.

2. Charitable spirit—Even in hard economic times, the America people are generous with their charitable giving. That spirit still exists as our fellow countrymen man soup kitchens, respond to Salvation Army bells, and dig deep into their pockets to help those in need.

3. Faith—Americans have always derived strength from their faith in God. Let’s not forget our Creator who gave us all the precious gift of life.

4. Family—All across the country, Americans will be gathering with their families for Thanksgiving. Even with the attendant squabbles, hassles, and feuds, being with loved ones makes it a special day.

5. Constitution—A gift for the ages from our Founding Fathers, the Constitution is as relevant today as it ever was and is one of the things that sets this nation apart from the rest of the world and helps make America great.

6. Republican House—After four years of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the House of Representatives has finally been liberated from Democratic rule after the GOP’s electoral tsunami. “Speaker Boehner” has a nice ring, doesn’t it?

7. Federalism—With Washington as out of touch as ever, let’s be thankful that many of our 50 states are asserting their powers by challenging federal encroachment. The multi-state suit against ObamaCare is the best hope for muting that monstrosity.

8. Tea Party—What a welcome addition to the political process, and just in time! The Tea Party advocates of smaller government and fiscal responsibility have reenergized the conservative movement and provide a powerful antidote to Obamanomics.

9. Economic freedom—Even with its imperfections, our system of capitalism, in which an individual can take risks and reap rewards, gives hope for a brighter economic day.

10. 2012—The next major election is only two years away, and the prospect looms large for a conservative-dominated Congress and a “former” President Obama. The year 2012 can’t come soon enough.

Kenneth Hanner is former national editor of The Washington Times and former managing editor of HUMAN EVENTS.
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Secular Humanists, like Robert Reich, believe people who follow God pose a significant threat to the modern world

“The great conflict of the 21st century may be between the West and terrorism. But terrorism is a tactic, not a belief. The underlying battle will be between modern civilization and anti-modernist fanatics; between those who believe in the primacy of the individual and those who believe that human beings owe blind allegiance to a higher authority; between those who give priority to life in this world and those who believe that human life is no more than preparation for an existence beyond life; between those who believe that truth is revealed solely through scripture and religious dogma, and those who rely primarily on science, reason, and logic. Terrorism will disrupt and destroy lives. But terrorism is not the only danger we face.”

Robert Reich, former U.S. labor secretary under President Bill Clinton: http://www.prospect.org/cs/articles?articleId=7858

Contrast Reich’s godless secular humanism with a statement in Time magazine, May 25 1987:

“Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.  That good idea combines a commitment to man’s inalienable rights with the Calvinist belief in an ultimate moral right and sinful man’s obligation to do good. These articles of faith, embodied in the Declaration of Independence and in the Constitution, literally govern our lives today.”

http://patriotupdate.com/exclusives/read/123/The-History-Con-May-be-Over

History shows that when the collective good is the goal, individual moral standards evaporate.

The new “good” is simply everyone and everything that supports the left’s un-definable collective good. The new “evil” is everything that stands in opposition, which places FOX News and the Tea Party at the epicenter of the left’s hatred. If our self annointed leaders declare that everyone has the right to free healthcare, it must be so. Even if Obamacare conflicts with our right to private property, undermines the free market system, impedes medical innovation, adds another trillion to our deficit, and is a prime driver of unemployment.  History shows that when the collective good is the goal, individual moral standards evaporate. If ever anyone needed the grounding and restraint demanded in the Ten Commandments, it’s the new axis of evil.

This is the battle we are in. It is a battle of good versus evil. Of individual freedom—protected by a constitutionally limited government—versus collectivism—fed by the unquenchable appetite of the State. In America, a man still has control over his destiny. He can still pursue his own happiness, his God given right. But not without a fight.

 

By Dan Freeman

From:  http://biggovernment.com/dfreeman/2010/11/01/the-new-axis-of-evil/

 

Renewing the Fight to Restore Our Birthright of Freedom

November 2, 2010 was just the beginning of a renewed battle to restore our birthright to the virtuous exercise of individual inalienable rights and self government, unhindered by either state intrusion or a lack of state protection.

Our nation has largely failed to heed the Founders’ warnings that an immoral collectivist worldview prohibits individual freedom and violates natural law enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.  Viewing government as the source instead of the guardian of inalienable liberty and legal equality destroys Constitutionally guaranteed sovereignty of the people.  It’s impossible to enlarge government without both a proportional increase of political corruption and decrease of individual responsibility.

Benjamin Franklin described the tragic consequences of violating this moral foundation: “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.  As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”  John Philpot Curran in 1790 posited “The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.”  John Adams described the moral tipping point beyond which liberty becomes impossible to restore: “Have you ever found in history, one single example of a Nation thoroughly corrupted that was afterwards restored to virtue?… And without virtue, there can be no political liberty. In 1824 Andrew Jackson pleaded with us to maintain the morally absolute requirement for freedom: “No people ever lost their liberties unless they themselves first became corrupt … The people are the safeguards of their own liberties, and I rely wholly on them to guard themselves.” 

The Constitution established a permanent bulwark against government violating its narrowly defined purpose of preventing encroachments to our inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  This is the principle of negative liberty.  Government was to be in the business of prevention not provision.  “I am not a friend to a very energetic government.  It is always oppressive,” said Thomas Jefferson.

By the dawn of the 20th century a collectivist worldview began to turn the individual, city, state, and federal power hierarchy upside down.  “Progressivism” (social democracy) saw government as the provider of freedom and equality and the federal state as the fundamental unit of society rather than the individual.  The populace supposedly needed central planning by a professional ruling class to resolve new societal crises (sound familiar?) and to create new rules for governance (situational ethics, so much for timeless principles).  The constitutional constraints on bureaucracy, the normal democratic process, the cumulative experience and consequential diffused knowledge of the population, the Judeo-Christian civil society foundational principles, the systemic dynamics of the free market, and the wisdom of history were all being sacrificed.

Collectivists in the political class, like Teddy Roosevelt, when confronted by the Industrial Revolution and modern capitalism saw the Constitution as outmoded and standing in the way of necessary activism by the legislative, executive and judiciary.  “Benevolent”, evolutionary-minded reformers from the “intelligentsia” (like FDR’s “Brain Trust”) touting “scientific” insights leveraged and expanded the centralized powers to advance social fairness (positive liberties and rights) and “protect” America from “big business.” The genius of allowing science and political correctness to force any consideration of values out of the public sphere made restoration of a natural law worldview and a constrained government nearly impossible.

People for whom this ideology provided a noble, albeit secular purpose in life (undoubtedly they lacked the kind of transcendent purpose which characterized most of our Founders) and the millions who began to benefit from the redistributive and regulatory favors of this maternal welfare state, believed that those advocating limited government and free enterprise were just plain cruel.  Compassion, imagination, nihilism, and pragmatism took precedence over principle, values, law and reality.  Serious challengers to this unassailable humanistic enterprise with their evolving Constitution could conveniently be judged as morally inferior.

Whatever labels you want to attach to today’s manifestation of this ideology, it’s the kind of regressive statism which Ronald Reagan denounced with these words:  “I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right.  There is only an up or down.  Up to man’s age-old dream — the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order — or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism.  Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path.  Plutarch warned, “The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.“”

Here’s how John Adams described the effects of these federal and state “benefits” (this is especially applicable to the unions in California right now): “The nature of the encroachment upon American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer; it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity and frugality become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole of society.”

A torrent of overreaching bureaucracies was unleashed, with Woodrow Wilson’s imperial presidency and suppression of dissent, FDR’s New Deal and packing the Supreme Court, LBJ’s abysmal Great Society, George H. W. Bush terminating the Reagan Revolution, and worst of all, President Obama’s brazen “fundamental transformation of America.”  Now we are saddled with a monstrous, menacing, parasitical administrative state and ruling class (as opposed to the dependent class and the productive class) that controls most institutions; that is contemptuous of the unenlightened masses; a bipartisan, intellectually monolithic aristocracy, self-anointed saviors of the planet (many of them are transnationalists and communitarians) and improvers of humanity.  Though only 20% of Americans consider themselves to be on the left, their political domination is leading us into national bankruptcy and social upheaval (a minimal concern to the political class).

This catastrophe would have never transpired without public schools, universities and the popular culture becoming promulgators of social liberalism and moral relativism, without citizens being lulled out of “eternal vigilance” in the midst of peace and prosperity, without the main media successfully marginalizing Progressive critics—even with coordinated and synchronized attacks (mental tribalism), without the press withholding news that might elicit favoritism towards Conservatives, without the American public not understanding and denouncing the collectivist worldview and tactics, and without a Supreme Court and federal judiciary inventing laws instead of upholding the Constitution.

All citizens are duty bound to revive the moral principles of the Declaration of Independence and restore government to the Constitution’s three separate branches and limited functions.  We must end illegal federal control over half of the private sector: healthcare, banking, home finance, college loans, automobile manufacturing, and energy.  The difficulty and magnitude of this task demands that we stay in the battle for independence our whole lives, a far greater commitment than merely preparing for the next election.  We can’t allow our revulsion at those who advance their unconstrained vision of “security” and “social fairness” through demagoguery, inflaming of grievances, emotionalism, pandering, and misinformation to keep us from fighting on.

Despite the fact that the Progressive worldview, which has infiltrated public education, the universities, and the media, has resulted in our historical amnesia (they’ve even whitewashed the disastrous historical legacies of every collectivist endeavor), America does have principles.  The statists who are multiplying onerous bureaucracies at a bewildering rate into every arena of society are exploiting our ignorance and apathy.  But outrage against the conception of rights as privileges granted by government, instead of rights granted by God is finally boiling over.

These principles are not “imposed” on us today by the Founding Fathers.  These are transcendent endowments, not subject to revision by those with a postmodern, materialistic, anti-theistic, “collective salvation” worldview that diminishes human dignity (no wonder we have a holocaust of 52 million pre-born children since 1973).

The epidemic of malaise, intimidation, ignorance, coercion, ambivalence, and complacency in the face of a massive Federal administrative state has been partially caused by collectivists strategically diminishing America’s independent, self reliant spirit by creating dependency and deploying Saul Alinksy divisive tactics to delegitimize opponents of Progressivism.  Only a very widespread Patriot uprising, replacing corrupt statists with leaders of character and integrity, and many years of dismantling extra-constitutional bureaucracies will even begin to restore the constitutional republicanism our Constitution legally mandated for all time.

Samuel Adams said: “It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.

“Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered.” (Marcus Tulius Cicero)

Jeff Hogan,  Nov 6, 2010, Minnesota,  heartlife@mchsi.comwww.climber.wordpress.comwww.swmetroteaparty.com