Hurricane Alley… by J. D. Longstreet

Better Red Than Free!

Posted in Political by J. D. Longstreet on June 30, 2008

Better Red Than Free!
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Here is an article by Bob Webster you must read. Mr. Webster is a descendent of Daniel Webster’s brother Ezekiel. He has always had a strong interest in history, our Constitution, U.S. politics and law. A political conservative with objectivist and libertarian roots, he has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint as a great danger to our Republic.

Mr. Webster has written an article titled: “Obama: Leader of The New American National Socialist Party?” We highly recommend this article to you. It can be found at: http://www.webcommentary.com/asp/ShowArticle.asp?id=websterb&date=080627

America stands at a crossroads. The choice is as clear as it could possibly be. The problem is, as I see it, the ignorance of the American electorate. And that is why conservatives are afraid. We fear the loss of our freedom. And the throngs who lust after an unidentified “change”… could well be America’s version of the German electorate in July of 1932. Adolf Hitler was elected on a platform of “Change”! And he definitely brought change… to the entire world.

America has the choice, this coming November, of choosing freedom as a representative republic, or slavery as a socialist state. The choice could not be clearer. Clear, that is, to those who understand America, those who understand what America was founded upon, those who rely upon themselves and their own resources for their needs, and those who regularly take part in the ongoing political discussion in America. Unfortunately, that is no longer the majority of Americans.

While the Republican Party has catered to the intelligent, informed, voter in America, and has for the most part, made no effort at recruiting the uninformed, with less than sparkling IQ’s, into the party, the Left Wing of the American politics has been recruiting them at a furious pace. The theory is that the less informed voter will be the easiest influenced and easiest led to vote for the Democrats and the democrats, as usual, are promising them anything their hearts desire in exchange for their votes. And get their votes they do! That is another reason the Right Wing of American politics has no interest in wasting time, effort, and money on recruiting that group of voters.

The Left Wing of American politics is broken down into two groups… at the top, the leadership (the elite) and… at the bottom… everybody else.

As it stands today, there is a better than even chance that the election of a new President in November will be decided by a portion of the American electorate with little or no knowledge of what a representative republic is, how it works, and what it takes to make it successful. They will be voting for a national nanny. They believe it is the government’s duty to feed and clothe them, educate them, take care of them when they are sick, and bury them when they die. These are not the kind of people who make for a successful country. In fact, they will bleed a country dry. Nevertheless, that is where we are and that is the huge gamble America seems ready to take in November.

On the other hand, as it were, the Right Side of the American political spectrum are those Americans who DO understand what their country was, is, and , unfortunately, what it is about to become… and we are disheartened and depressed that our nation is about to be relegated to a second rate power on the world’s stage and dropped from atop the list of leading countries on the planet to, at best, a “Second-World Country”, well on it’s way to “Third-World Country” status.

So… there it is. America making a choice to remove itself from the leadership position of a world more in need of us now than at any time in history. Why? Because we have reared two generations of young Americans who have no idea, none, of who, and what, America is, or was. We have produced two generations who feel entitled to everything they want. They have no concept of earning what they get. No concept of working and investing in the country, no concept of what it takes to secure the nation from all those who would like nothing better than to see the downfall of America. They have no concept of pride in America as their homeland. They have managed to graduate college having learned nothing of the history of this great land… because they were not taught it. These are the Americans who would have great difficulty finding America on a map! They yearn for the European style socialist governments, which take damn near everything their citizens earn and, in turn, guarantees their citizens “subsistence” until their “state underwritten funeral”. That’s the bottom line. For those people, America is just a word. And these are the people who will decide the fate of America at the polls next November.

For those of us who have spent our lives “plugged-in” to America, working for America, soldiering for America, praying for America, keeping our eyes on our national leadership, prodding when necessary and, and voting them out of office when necessary, it is a painful experience to see the country we worked so hard for, so diligently for, being turned into a cesspool of socialism. But that is exactly what is happening in America today… and we are sickened by it.

“America was once an economic King Kong, which we have completely shackled through socialism, welfare-statism, agri-business welfare, unionism, cronyism, over-taxation, environmentalism, affirmative action, and thousands of other stupid political, social and economic restraints, regulations, restrictions, and controls.” That is a quote from “The Fall of America” at:

http://plancksconstant.org/blog1/2008/06/the_fall_of_america.html

I often think if there were such a being as “the Father of the Blogosphere” it would have to be Thomas Payne. His pamphleteering before the American Revolution fired up the people of the 13 colonies to rise up and take their freedom from the mother country. His words are as apropos today as they were in the 18th century. Payne said: “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman”. –Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

Somehow, we have managed to come full circle. These are, indeed, “the times that try men’s souls”.

Longstreet

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How long ‘til Israel strikes Iran?

Posted in Political by J. D. Longstreet on June 29, 2008

How long ‘til Israel strikes Iran?
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Oh, it’s going to happen. It’s a matter of time.. .. and the time there is… is growing short.

Iran has been given every opportunity to get out of the nuclear bomb and missile business and they have spurned every opportunity. The west has run out of options… save for one, possibly two.

One… to bomb the living daylights out of their known nuclear facilities. We my not get the main plant which is said to be deep in the earth, but we can do enough damage to those facilities making ancillary equipment to slow down their progress.

The US “Left” has brought so much pressure to bear (through the mainstream media in this country) on our politicians in Congress, they are afraid to utter any thing, which might be construed as making war on Iran. Now, everybody knows it is coming… save for some of the intelligentsia. Those educated beyond their abilities. They don’t live on the same planet as the remainder of us, anyway.

First, Israel will have to deliver the first strike… and they will. The hand of the US will not be seen, but it will be there, and everybody will know that we will be involved, up to our necks, but we will have “Plausible Deniability”.

Why Israel? Because, they are the logical choice. The have the means and they have the motivation… self-preservation. Israel wants to live and be free, and they know some things are worth fighting for; some things are worth putting your life, or the lives of your nation’s young people, on the line. Liberty is one of those things. Unlike the American Left, Israeli’s have not forgotten their duty, to each other, to maintain their freedom.

So, Israel will make the first strike, with our backup.

Look we’re in the Middle East to stay! Most likely… forever. We cannot leave. We must keep a military presence where the trouble is. That’s the Middle East!

In the meantime, the President will begin preparing the people of the US for a third front in the war on terrorism. Much will be in the news in coming weeks concerning the harshness of the Iranian Mullahs on the people of Iran who want their freedom. Much will be made of the threat Iran already poses to the US and, of course, Israel. The United Nations will be dragged into it, kicking and screaming, and will, as usual, do nothing.

Longstreet

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One Vote Saved This Nation

Posted in Political by J. D. Longstreet on June 27, 2008

One Vote Saved This Nation

 

The Supreme Court of the US came within one vote of decreeing the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution, a part of the Bill of Rights, unconstitutional.  ONE vote!  And we are celebrating???  It took 9 “learned” people in black robes to tell us the second amendment means what it says.  Do you realize we were one vote away from splitting this nation apart more clearly than the Mason-Dixon line ever did?

 

An idiot can read the 2nd Amendment and tell you what it says and what it means. But because our liberal friends have muddied the waters of what the word “right” means, over the past few decades, we had to have a pronouncement from the Supreme Court of the land to settle the issue.  Problem is, it didn’t settle anything.  It has only opened up a slew of new platforms for numerous additional challenges to the rights granted US Citizens under the 2nd amendment.

 

The fact that one of our rights under the bills of rights was saved by one vote ought to scare the hell out of all Americans!  This is how fragile our freedom has become.  This vote reflects just how tenuous our grasp on liberty is in this 21st century.  Those of us who believe in the freedom granted by the original constitution are holding on by the skin of our teeth.  Nobody gives a damn anymore about living free.  If Americans actually BELIEVED in America one tenth as much as the founders of this country did, the issue would never have been considered serious enough to go before the Supreme Court. There would have been no need. The Second Amendment says Americans may keep and bear arms.  It means…. Americans may keep and bear arms!

 

When America has a supreme court as political as this one, and as unrepresentative of America as this one, we need to take a serious look at ridding the country of this all too powerful institution.

 

Look, the unspoken driving force behind the presidential election this year is whether we continue to live free, or we elect another socialist who will appoint left wing, liberal/socialist judges to the Supreme Court and finish off the already struggling representative republic known as the United States of America. THAT’S what this election is about!

 

The problem is… so few Americans take enough interest in their government, enough interest in anything having to do with the politics of this land, that we go about our days in blissful ignorance of the sacrifice made by those who preceded us to insure the freedoms we are rushing, head-long, to give away today. Our public school system, I am now convinced, deliberately does not teach the constitution anymore.  Graduating students who are barely past functional literacy is just another way of creating an underclass dependent upon those who desire, who seek, and who grasp for power over them.  It is happening right in front of our eyes and we are so blinded with all the propaganda coming at us, from all directions, of our imminent doom from a hoax called global warming, that we cannot see, cannot hear, cannot grasp, that we are being flimflammed by a socialist movement bent on the complete destruction of America as a free nation.

 

Look at the numbers again.  5 to 4. 5 to 4.  One vote. ONE vote! If there was any reason, any reason, at all, to vote against democrats in November…  THIS vote, dear reader, is it!  If we allow the socialists in this country to gain control of the Supreme Court by electing them is such numbers that they control both houses of the Congress and the office of the President, we will assuredly be stacking the Supreme Court with liberals/socialists. Had we not gotten the last two conservative justices on that court, all gun owners in this country would be awaiting orders today to turn in our weapons. We wouldn’t turn them in, of course, thereby bringing about that split in the country I spoke of earlier.

 

The Supreme Court has taken on powers the constitution does not grant them.  Today they are acting, not so much as a judicial body, as they are a legislative body, making law by fiat.  That is most certainly not constitutional. The Court is circumventing the US House of Representatives and the US Senate by making law from the bench.

 

The Supreme Court must be reined-in and I’m afraid the only way that will be accomplished is through a constitutional amendment.  No more lifetime appointments to the court for one thing. No more appointment to the court by the President.  “Would be Justices” must stand for election and then serve only six years… one term only.  And that is just for starters.

 

As a gun owner, you’d think I’d be celebrating the decision of the court that the 2nd amendment means what it says. But I’m not.  I already knew that!  What I didn’t know was how the court would rule… and I was afraid, frankly, that they WOULD rule that the 2nd amendment was unconstitutional even though it is a part of the constitution! 

 

We live in exceedingly dangerous times in America. We have lost our love for freedom. We have lost our love of independence. We have lost pride in who we are because we no longer KNOW who we are. Our young yearn for the ways of Europe from which their ancestors braved an ocean and a lethal wilderness to escape.

 

Finally, if you are a gun owner, may we suggest that you purchase as much ammunition for your weapons as you possibly can… before the taxes begin. Because, as surely as Obama is elected, and the democrats maintain control of the Congress, they are going to tax ammunition so much that it will be out of reach of most gun owners.  If you do not have the equipment to make your own re-loads you might want to consider getting it. The “gun grabbers” are not going away. If you are going to be allowed to keep your gun, then they will find ways to make that weapon inoperable.

 

I look at America today and I feel as if I am looking at a replay of German history during the 1930’s.  I see crowds lusting after a candidate who offers “hope” and “change”… again. Germany elected him.  Look what happened to Germany.

 

All of this from a Supreme Court 5 to 4 vote?  No.  I got all of this from that 5th vote… the 5th vote that could have easily gone the other way…the 5th vote that could have sparked a conflagration in America that would have ended in the destruction of this nation. That’s what I am looking at.  That is why I shudder.

 

Longstreet

 

  

 

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Can your Child Write in Cursive? No, I Am NOT Kidding!

Posted in Education by J. D. Longstreet on June 26, 2008

Can your Child Write in Cursive?  No, I Am NOT Kidding!

 

I learned something disturbing, just recently, from a friend of mine who works in a government agency.  My friend told me of an intern they had recently who was unable to read cursive writing. The intern explained that cursive is no longer taught in the public schools.  Therefore she could neither write in cursive, nor read other peoples cursive!  She was asked how she signed her papers in school and she reportedly said the students were instructed to print their signature. 

 

Now… think about this for a moment. In my opinion, cursive “writing” is another skill of Ladies and Gentlemen, much as the learning of Latin was as late as 5, or even 4, decades ago, which has now been tossed overboard.  It was one of the most used skills I learned as a student.  It had a direct bearing on my life after my formal schooling ended. (My “informal schooling” has never ended.)

 

We have become a crass, unpolished, disrespectful, bunch of boobs, we Americans, and it is a damned shame!

 

Cursive writing is an art form.  No two people’s cursive offerings are alike. Cursive is a window into the writer’s personality.  It reflects his/her, mood at the time the writer scribbles his missive onto the chosen parchment.  I stand by my pronouncement that cursive is an art form.  It most certainly is.

 

I have a signature like no other.  I worked at it for years to get it just so.  It was to reflect me.  I write in bold strokes, in sweeping loops and swirls, and heavy in ink. I don’t know what that says about me, but I take pride in my signature.

 

For years I had to sign affidavits, by the batches, once every month.  I created a signature that was mine and mine alone.  I wanted a signature that was not easily copied.  It didn’t matter that others could not make out what it was. It was mine and I’d recognize it at a mile’s distance. Even more important, I’d also recognize, instantly, any attempt to forge my signature.

 

Back to the need for cursive. If, indeed, cursive is no longer taught, we have lost another touch of class. Lord knows we Americans do not need to lose any more “class”.  I suppose that is one reason I am attracted to the 19th century.  Their “informal” was so far above our modern “formal” as to be absurd!  But, they could express themselves in such flowing phrases as to be pure poetry.

 

I once read a letter written by a Confederate officer in command of troops who were preparing to attack a Union position the following morning.  The Confederate General read the Union general the riot act… but he did it in such flowery language that it was a pleasure to read.  There was no doubt of the threat expressed in the letter.  But, again, it was a pleasure to read. 

 

Seems to me, that cursive almost forces the writer to take careful note of what he/she is saying, or trying to say, as the pen moves across the page.  A simple note written in your hand to a friend, these days, is a treasure. The writer is sharing a part of himself or herself with the recipient of the note, or letter, as the case may be.

 

No, cursive is needed.  If our public school systems have, indeed, chosen to stop teaching it, then they most certainly should reconsider and begin, with all haste, to teach our young how to demonstrate “a little class” with the simple act of writing… not printing… writing… in cursive.

 

The personal touch is no longer valued in American culture.  Cursive was one of the last threads by which our culture was hanging over the dark pit of the impersonal.

 

Ok, so whether or not our students can write in cursive is NOT as important as who the next President to the US will be, it is far more important to who we Americans are, and who and what, we are becoming.  The loss of this art form is testament to the decay at work in our society. We have managed to dumb down our civilization to the lowest common denominator, and yet we continue to dumb down even more!  This is frightening… truly frightening.

 

Longstreet  

 

 

 

This Conservative Will NOT Vote for McCain, Period.

Posted in Political by J. D. Longstreet on June 24, 2008

This Conservative Will not Vote for McCain, Period.

 

My conservative friends have been asking me for months now if I intend to vote for McCain.  Some have even taken for granted that I, as a Republican, WILL vote for McCain.  When I correct them and state flatly I have no intention of voting for McCain, under any circumstances, they smile and say: ”Oh, you’ll change your mind once you are inside that voting booth.”  Once again, they are wrong.  No, I won’t change my mind.

 

When I was growing up, my family tells me I was as stubborn as a fence post. That is probably true.  Now that I am all grown, I am even more stubborn. But, I am consistent! 

 

My father tells the story of my childhood when he would punish me, with a two inch wide leather belt, I would not cry. No matter the pain inflicted, I did not shed a tear. In a conversation we had, just before he passed away, he asked me why.  I told him that, as a rule, when I was caught doing something I knew would bring me punishment, I had made a clear decision to go ahead and do it and accept the punishment as part of the deal.  Therefore, I could not allow my self to show pain, or to weep at the punishment I had wittingly brought on myself.

 

I have a psychologist friend who tells me I’m some sorta nut!  She is probably right. But, I have a tendency to make decisions and then stand by those decisions no matter the cost.  That is exactly what I intend to do come November and the election.

 

I will not vote for McCain.  If my one vote causes Obama to win by one vote… tough! I will have made my bed and I will lie in it.

 

You see, I have had enough!  Enough of being lied to by the GOP.  Enough of being used and abused by the GOP just to get my vote, and then have them conveniently forget what they promised me to get that vote in the first place.  I’ve had enough of the GOP sucking up to conservatives and seducing us into giving them what they want, our vote, then siding with the democrats when the very issues dear to the conservative movement come up for action either in the US House or the US Senate.

 

I’m not alone in my feelings about the GOP candidate for President.  Many Republicans are having the same debate within themselves. We know the risk that Obama MAY, indeed, be elected is very, very, uncomfortably real.  But, where do you draw the line?  Where do you say, as an individual… “No more”!  For me, THIS is it.  I have been unhappy, for a while, at the direction the GOP has taken. Frankly, I cannot believe there was/is no better candidate the party could have chosen to run for President. My dearest friend, a democrat, told me sometime back now, that it says a lot about the awful shape this country is in when it cannot find better candidates to offer than Obama and McCain. I agreed, wholeheartedly.

 

As a southerner (Southern American) with a deep passion for my family’s history and heritage, I take particular umbrage at the GOP’s choice of McCain.

 

I’ve had enough of Republican candidates coming “down here”, to DIXIE, and denouncing my ancestry, the icons of my confederate ancestry, my heritage, my history, my home state of South Carolina, and in doing so slander my confederate ancestors who died fighting for their right to create a country that WOULD govern by the original constitution given us by the Founding Fathers of the United States. (We recommend you read the Constitution of the Confederate States of America.  We guarantee you… you WILL be surprised, I expect pleasantly surprised, by just how closely it tracks with the original US Constitution.  You can easily find it online.)

 

Every now and again in our lives we are called upon, and asked to take a stand for what we believe is right.  Sometimes standing up for what you believe is not popular, quite often, in fact.  But a man’s character demands that he do what HE determines is the right thing to do. There is always a cost.  There shouldn’t be… but there always is.

 

So judge my character for yourselves.  And know this:  I am not going to vote for McCain in November, nor for Obama.

 

May God have mercy on this country, and bless this country, and do it with all possible haste!

 

Longstreet

 

© Longstreet, 2008

 

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The Cost of Freedom is Never Too Dear, Or Is It?

Posted in Political by J. D. Longstreet on June 23, 2008

The Cost of Freedom is Never Too Dear, Or Is It?
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Is it true? I mean, is the cost of freedom never, ever, too dear? For instance, the US is paying the price for the freedom of the Afghanis and Iraqis in the blood of our young men and women and the treasure from our national coffers while, here at home, we are preparing to relinquish our own freedom by electing a socialist as the President, leader of the country, and Commander-in-Chief of our military. Is it worth it?

Now let’s see: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, and Lebanon. All these nations (and peoples) are in a state of “flux” as they persist in a struggle to adopt some form of democracy. It has all happened in the past few years.

So “war solves nothing”, huh? Care to rethink your position on that? I thought not. When one entrenches oneself into self doubt as deeply as the peaceniks have, it is nigh impossible to extract them. So, we will simply overlook them, as we have always done. They line the fringes of our society, anyway.

No one likes war. But, contrary to what the peaceniks tell us, war does bring change for the better. Ask the Brits, the French, the Germans the Belgium’s, the Jews…. and the list goes on. (The French may still be too arrogant to admit it, but, regardless of what they tell themselves, the remainder of the world knows they exist as a nation only because of the efforts of US servicemen, and their allies, in two world wars.)

War changes things. The Middle East, for better or for worse, is changed forever. The US has a beachhead in the Middle East and we will be there, to one degree or another, forever. We are not going to leave. As the democracies begin to shape up, and form up, and freedom begins to spread, those who hold the dictator’s reins now will, over time, find themselves out of a job. Those who would hold the Middle East back in the 14th century will find they alone are left in the past. The people are going to move on to liberty and freedom. Once a people taste freedom, it is not possible to strip them of it again. Not for long, anyway. Take it from them and they will fight you to reclaim it.

No matter what you may think of President George W. Bush… and Lord knows, I have MY issues with him… if liberty blossoms, and blooms, in the Middle East, one man will be responsible. George W. Bush. He took a stand when the rest of the world would not. He alone had a vision of a free people who would seek after democracy. Old Europe, now irrelevant, stood on the sidelines as history passed them by. There they will remain. What they do, or say, is of no consequence to anyone but themselves. If Bush’s efforts fail then he will be rightly blamed for that. Only time will tell how successful those efforts are, or just how bad a failure they are.

The spark of freedom has been planted in Middle Eastern countries, ancient in origin, yet infants in the ways of democracy. It will take time to see if that spark ignites the longing for freedom, for self-determination, for liberty, and for the dignity of a free people. There is reason to believe that within days, or weeks, or months of the US pulling out of Iraq and Afghanistan, they will revert to their pre-war totalitarian ways. Many of us feel that is the most likely scenario. And yet, there is the optimistic outlook, which says democracy will win out, and the newly freed people will manage to pick up the pieces and build nations able, willing, and even eager to take their place amongst the democratic peoples of the world. Honestly… I hope the optimists win this one. The US, and it’s coalition partners, have paid a dear price, in blood and treasure, to set those enslaved peoples free and give them that chance.

In the meantime, America marches on, constantly embroiled in what seems like a never-ending contest to determine who will lead this country. Many of us worry that while we are busy securing freedom for nations in distant places we are in danger of relinquishing our OWN freedom as the pre-World War Two Germans did… at the ballot box. SOME of us, and we hope, enough of us, still believe that Ronald Reagan’s dream of America as a great “shining city on a hill” still perseveres. The nation Reagan pointed to as the last hope of a world, that lost its way, is in serious danger of joining the lost. I ask again, if the cost of Iraqi and Afghani freedom is the loss of our OWN freedom… then, is THAT price too dear?

For our non-American readers… that is what defines Americans. We are a people willing to risk it all… to set other men free. It costs us… dearly…each time we commit ourselves to a fight for other men’s freedom. For years, and even decades afterwards, we lick our wounds and contemplate the question of the cost, over and over again. For we know, deep down inside ourselves, that freedom must be nurtured with the blood of free men for it’s continued existence. You see… we know that our own freedom depends upon the freedom of our fellowman. As testament to our commitment survey the cemeteries filled with American dead from the remote jungle islands of the Pacific to the picturesque European countryside.

Even now, America is engaged with a foe in a worldwide war to beat back the terrorists who have stated their goal as a worldwide caliphate (kingdom) ruled by a singe religion… a theocracy. They have shown they will do anything, including the cold-blooded murder of thousands, yea, millions of innocents to achieve that goal. America and a handful of brave partner nations is the only thing standing between the free world and the ravenous wolves of Islamofacism.

Yes, we worry about the cost. Yes, we worry about our own freedom. But we know that America’s dedication to freedom would be less than complete should we ever turn our backs on our fellowman struggling to join us in the sacred, priceless, state of freedom.

If the cause is great enough, the price is irrelevant.

Longstreet

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Socialized Medicine

Posted in Socialism by J. D. Longstreet on June 21, 2008

Socialized Medicine

(This article first ran in January of 2006… Ed) 

We learned, sometime back, now, that some of this nations largest employers are telling their employees that they must stop smoking, by a date certain, or be fired.  This is not smoking on the job, or even at the place of employment, but… anywhere… at anytime.  Even in your own home on your own time! 

 

Ok, so where is that much vaunted “Right to Privacy”, we are assured the US Constitution grants each, and every, American citizen? Or, does it just cover woman who wish to have an abortion, or the government, when it wishes to tap your telephone?

 

How far is too far?

 

The reason, they say is to produce a healthier work force!  The fact that the company’s medical costs are reduced is just a happy coincidence, right?   I am told that 21 states allow this and 29 states do not.  Who is right and who is wrong and when will the Supreme Court rule on this, or, have they?

 

Forget tobacco and cigarettes. The overriding question here is where; exactly, do we stop employers and government from encroaching on our privacy?  Where?  So far as I am concerned… we have allowed them both to go entirely too far, as it is.

 

Now, if smoking a cigarette is unhealthy activity, which cannot be condoned by your employer, then what about the consumption of alcohol?  What about riding a motorcycle to work?  What about over eating?  And speaking of eating, what about those extra pounds we men tend to carry around our waists as we get older? 

 

So, now having a few beers while watching the Super Bowl, in your own home, can get you fired?  No, but smoking a cigarette can! 

 

Eating that extra helping at Sunday dinner…can that get you fired?  No, but smoking the after dinner cigarette can! 

 

Having a couple of drinks after work, at your favorite neighborhood bar, can that get you fired?  No, but lighting up while having those drinks can, or stepping outside, for a quick smoke, as required by some of our larger cities, can!

 

Now, lets clear away the smoke.  (No pun intended.)  What we have here is a flagrant attack by the “smoking nazis”!  They’re doing this simply… because they can!

 

We are continuing to lose our privacy at an ever-increasing speed.  There is hardly a place in America one can go, these days, without being seen by someone’s security cameras.  I recently stood in a parking lot of one of the Big Box stores and counted 22 cameras zeroed in on the parking area, and entrances, and exits, to the store.  And that was just on the OUTSIDE.

 

The “no smoking at home rules” are just the latest invasion of our privacy.  It will get worse, if we allow it. 

 

If you think it’s bad now, wait until we have national health insurance.  Our every move will be monitored, and we will be directed, by the government, in every facet of our lives. 

 

Weight too much?  Lose weight… or the government won’t pay for your medical bills.

 

 Drive too fast?  Slow down or the government won’t pay for your medical bills if you’re in an accident.

 

Smoke? The government won’t pay for your medical bills, period.

 

 Have more than (two) kids?  Your medical bills will not be paid if you exceed the allowable limit on babies. 

 

Pregnant with a third child and the government insists that you have an abortion, but you really want this third child? Well, either have an abortion, or that third child will have no medical coverage and the cost of the pregnancy, and delivery, will not be covered, either. 

 

Didn’t finish High School?  Your medical bills will not be covered if you do not get a High School Diploma. 

 

Take the wrong courses in college?  Well, if you didn’t check before you signed up for a course, and you signed-up for a course the government thinks is uncalled for, or that you do not need for your chosen occupation… then your medical bills will not be picked up by the National Healthcare.  

 

Choose the wrong career, and you are on your own!  No medical help from the government.

 

Get the picture?  Almost total control.  And you, and I, will have given that power to the government! (or your employer)  After a while, there won’t be much difference, anyway.

 

So, next time you hear someone calling for National Healthcare, remind them of all the freedom they will give up for that cradle to the grave care.

 

The founders of this country wanted us to live free.  Healthy, if we can manage it, but free, in any event.  Today, it seems we are prepared to give our freedom up for a form of modern day Marxism. Socialized Medicine.

 

To paraphrase Shakespeare, “Socialized Medicine by any other name, would still stink!”

 

Longstreet

 

 

 

 

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Are Today’s Democratics the “Neo-Comms” of the World?

Posted in Political by J. D. Longstreet on June 20, 2008

Are Today’s Democratics the “Neo-Comms”  of the World?

 

Before we begin, I’d like to define Neo Comm for you: Neo Comm = New Communist.  Learn it because you are going to be hearing it a lot in the next few months and years, because they are here, among us, and their goal remains the same as the Old Communists… the destruction of American as a free, capitalist, country.

 

I have watched over the years as the US Democratic Party adopted more and more of the Marxist agenda and slowly transformed themselves from a freedom loving party to a Socialist/Marxist party.  I first became aware of this transformation in the 1960’s.  Since then I have watched as the Democratic Party has slowly shed it’s façade until they now proudly proclaim their socialist agenda.

 

In the past few months we have heard their candidate for President, Barack Hussein Obama, proudly announce all the socialist programs he hopes to initiate upon entering the Oval office.  Then, a few days ago, a democratic representative from California openly announced the party’s interest in nationalizing the oil industry in America. Then, a few days later, another democrat announces their interest in nationalizing oil refineries in America. This is socialism, the initial step toward full communism.

 

I understand that many Americans have no idea what socialism is and, unfortunately, they have even less understanding of capitalism. At least two generations of Americans have been taught in the government indoctrination centers, we laughingly refer to as the Public School System, and in our institutions of higher learning, that being liberal, being progressive, is the accepted norm for Americans.  They bought it.  Nobody told them that words like “liberal” and “progressive” were cover words for “collectivism”, “socialism”, and “communism”. 

 

So here we are decades, nearly half a century, after Joe McCarthy’s accusations of communist infiltration, we have come to believe that Joe McCarthy was, at least, partly RIGHT! There were, and continue to be, communists among us! 

 

The Conservative blogosphere has been literally screaming at the top of its lungs about the socialist leanings of the Democratic candidate for President. We have warned of his socialist connections, over and over again.  Why?  Because they are so numerous… and most Americans today simply do not recognize freedom-suffocating socialism.  They have bought the socialist lies, lock, stock, and barrel!

 

There is an article on www.Investors.com  titled “Obama’s Red Roots”.  We recommend you read it.  You’ll find it at:

 

http://www.investors.com/editorial/editorialcontent.asp?secid=1501&status=article&id=298595112205121  

 

 

Sen. Obama cited new economic forces to explain what appears like a return to an older-style big-government Democratic platform skeptical of market forces. “Globalization and technology and automation all weaken the position of workers,” he said, “and a strong government hand is needed to assure that wealth is distributed more equitably”.   (From an article by BOB DAVIS and AMY CHOZICK  IN the Wall Street Journal… June 17th, 2008) if you wish to check the source of this statement you’ll find it at:

 

http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB121366164848479237.html?mod=special_page_campaign2008_topbox 

 

That last phrase: “and a strong government hand is needed to assure that wealth is distributed more equitably” is pure socialism.

 

I have come to think of the Obama Campaign as the” Trojan Horse of American Politics”.  It’s an attractive thing, an alluring thing, but once we tow it inside the walls of our democracy, the trap door will fly open and the conquering force we call socialism will be loosed on an unsuspecting electorate and it will lay waste to our form of government slaughtering our freedom and our liberty one blow at a time.

 

Winston Churchill said: “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery”.  In these few words Churchill summed up for us exactly what Obama and the Democratic Party of America are offering the citizens of the United States today.

 

I have observed over the decades that socialism attracts two types of people: the ignorant, and those lusting after power. Those desiring power are covetous of socialism for they will grasp and maintain power over the ignorant.  The ignorant covet socialism because, in their ignorance, they are ever reaching for the fulfillment of the promises made to them by those in power over them. It rarely ever crosses their consciousness that continuing their quest for the “free lunch” only enslaves them to a lie.

 

I shudder as I view the throngs, in what appears to be a state of ecstasy, as they push and shove just to be in the presence of the man who has become the public face of socialism in America.  Obama.

 

If it is possible for those Americans who have passed on since that band of “rebels” founded this country to see what is happening today in this current election cycle, I don’t think it is outside the realm of possibility that they are aghast at the very idea that their descendents are so eager to give up that freedom, that liberty, for which they fought, bled, and died.

 

Longstreet

 

 

 

 

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Obama’s First Term = Jimmy Carter’s Second Term.

Posted in Political by J. D. Longstreet on June 19, 2008

Obama’s First Term=Jimmy Carter’s Second Term.

 

What an absolutely terrifying thought! Malaise all over again!

 

For you youngsters who have no clue what I am talking about… allow me to clarify:  Jimmy Carter’s administration was so bad it triggered a national state of depression unseen in America since it’s founding.  Carter himself referred to it as a national “malaise”.  I shudder when I think about it, even today. It was a brief brush with socialism, Democratic Party style.  The fake oil shortage had Washington ordering thermostats in homes, offices, schools, and businesses set at 68º.

 

I got a call from the head of the Civil Preparedness Office in my county when that happened.  I was summoned there to meet with the director.  He was distraught.  He told me he has been order to go into offices and businesses in the county and check the thermostats in those establishments to be sure they were set at 68º.  I remember he shoved his chair back from his desk, stood, and turned to me and said:  “I am not going to do this!”  Oh, he was a democrat, himself.

 

What Foreign Policy Carter had was a disgrace.  Mostly, it was an apology to the rest of the world for being the most successful nation in history.  When threatened, the Carter Administration’s response was to immediately drop to the ground an assume the fatal position and hope, like the Opossum, the danger would pass.  The Iranians made fools of us by overrunning our embassy and holding Americans hostage for well over a year while the Carter Administration “talked”.  The only military response to that embarrassment was a dismal failure because our military had been so deprived of equipment, and training, that we didn’t have the helicopters and personnel we needed for the mission.  It ended in a fiery crash in the desert, which unnecessarily cost the lives of American servicemen.

 

Yes, the Carter Administration was what we used to call, when I was in the military,… a FUBAR!

 

But, too many young Americans have been born since Carter and they have no memory of the truly awful governance of the Carter Administration.  They do not remember that his campaign was so very like Obama’s… always vague.  Simply put, Carter ran as “Not Nixon”.  Obama is running as “Not Bush”.

 

Now, we’ve just touched the hi-lights here, and just a tiny fraction of the things that went wrong during the Carter years.

 

As a result of the electorate’s ignorance, there is a good chance that we will wind up with an Obama presidency, or as we call it, Jimmy Carter Two!

 

So what if we DO manage to screw ourselves and elect Obama?  What then?  Well, there are some preparations we, as Americans, need to make.  There is an excellent article over at  www.dequalss.com  that looks at this very thing.  We recommend you check it out at:

 

http://www.dequalss.com/wp/2008/06/preparation-for-an-obama-presidency/

 

There is hardly a days goes by that I do not see, hear, or read how the election of Obama will finally put racism to and end in America. The naiveté of those even thinking that is immeasurable. It simply is not going to happen.  If you are among those who believe that… prepare to be bitterly disappointed.  The plain truth is that as long as there are people of different skin colors, different body features, different belief systems, etc., etc., there is going to be racism.  Electing a black man as President of the US is not going to change that… at all.

 

As a white southern American male of northern European descent, I have become used to being referred to as a racist.  I don’t even mind it anymore.  In fact, as a southern American, I have come to expect such empty-headed belief as the norm for those who find they cannot exist without having someone to pin their inferiority complex on.  They have a crying need for someone they can point to as inferior to themselves. That is not going to change. 

 

It is doubtful that Obama will win the white vote.  History says he will not. In fact, he MAY lose the election!  Ok, OK, I’ll pause a moment and allow you to catch your breath……..(PAUSE)………..    Yes, there is a distinct possibility that Obama will not win the election to the office of President of the United States in November.  History tells us that no Democrat presidential candidate has won the white vote in 30 years.  No, not even Bill Clinton.  Already we are being warned of dire consequences if Obama is not elected.  I don’t mean bad economic news or bad news from the war front… no… none of that sort of thing.  We are being warned of what can only be described as an “uprising” of America’s black population… a “trashing” of America by black rioters. 

 

There is an article over at Radarsite titled: “Elect Obama, or Else—“.  We recommend you take the time to read it.  You’ll find it at:

 

http://radarsite.blogspot.com/2008/06/elect-obama-or-else_08.html 

 

You can make up your own mind as to whether or not there is a real threat of civil unrest among the black community (If Obama fails to win) or not.  Most of us are just brushing such rumors off.  We’ll react to any such national “uprising” as is necessary to squelch it, if, and when, it occurs.  Until then we do not intend to nurture seeds of such a calamity and cause them, perhaps, to blossom. 

 

Personally, I find the thought of impending socialism, if Obama wins, far more frightening than rioting in the streets.

 

Longstreet

 

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Communism/Socialism/Democrat Party… No Difference in Their Platforms!

Posted in Political by J. D. Longstreet on June 18, 2008
Communism/Socialism/Democrat Party… No Difference in Their Platforms!

 

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Does it bother you up that so many conservatives refer to the Democrat Party as Socialist? Then you are probably a Democrat/Liberal and, most likely, you have not taken the time to see if there is anything to the accusations, from the Right, that the Democrat Party has, over time, become a socialist party. Well calm yourself! We are here to help!

A few months ago, I received a “heads-up” from Alan Caruba of “The National Anxiety Center” and “Facts Not Fiction” concerning an article written by Henry Lamb entitled: “Are the Communists Coming?” You’ll find the article at Canada Free Press, in it’s entirety, here:

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/149

We urge you to take the few minutes to read Mr. Lamb’s enlightening article. It was posted in October of 2007. Here’s a snippet from the article:

“Should the 2008 elections go to the Democrats, as the Communist Party USA is working to accomplish, the direction of the nation will change dramatically. The direction will not be toward individual freedom, free enterprise, private property rights, and the pursuit of individual happiness. The direction will be toward the values of communism, which holds the state as the grantor of all rights, including socialized medicine through universal health care; amnesty for all illegal aliens who want to come to America; cradle-to-grave education by the state; surrender in Iraq; and acquiescence to all threats of violence; no right to own guns; and a state-assigned job for everyone.”

We here at INSIGHT on Freedom have been preaching this for years now and it feels as though I’m standing in a corner shouting at myself. The words just bounce back with no impact on anyone else. Why is that? Simple: The American electorate has been so dumbed down by our American public education system that they simply don’t understand American politics, American law, the foundation of American freedom, namely the US Constitution, and they have not been taught the evils of Socialism and Communism, which for all intents and purposes, is the same thing. In other words, they have no fear of Communism! None! They will embrace Communism/socialism with open arms… and be crushed to death by those inviting arms of Communism and Socialism!

If the election indicators can be believed… America has just over seven months of freedom left. The Democrat candidates tell us, unashamedly; they intend to impose socialism on America. Oh, they don’t call it that, but those of us who grew up with worldwide socialism recognize it when we see it. Not to mention the 40, or so, years we actively fought it militarily and otherwise. That’s what the Cold War was about! And here… we thought we won that war!

It would seem we have, indeed, lost the Cold War from within… just as our old socialist enemies said we would. They told us over and over that they would win by taking over American from the inside! And if we maintain a democrat majority in the Congress and elect a democrat president in 2008, they will, indeed, have won… and America will be finished. Our Freedom will be lost! Why, because we will have given it away as a direct result of ignorance and apathy!
Again, if you do not believe the Democratic Party and the Communist Party want the same things… then we urge you to read this article and do a tiny bit of research, on your own, and you will see the truth.
The plain truth is: the 2008 election will determine if America remains free or goes over to socialism and communism. It is as simple, and clear cut, as that!
Longstreet


Mr. Lamb says the Communist Party, USA is working to get the Democrat party elected in America. Why? Because the Communist Party’s platform and the Democrat Party’s platform are almost indistinguishable from each other! If that doesn’t scare you half to death… nothing will!

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