Saturday, June 30, 2012

Tocqueville warned us about 170 years ago

Just about 170 years ago Tocqueville wrote about a form of despotism to watch out for. A huge government   that wants to be your guardian and protector.  He said that the government would resemble a paternal power. That they will provide for their happiness but wants to be the sole agent for that happiness. It will provide their security, facilitate their pleasures, conduct their affairs, direct their industries and regulate their estates. Sound familiar?  

He goes on to show that the government will not be cruel, or harsh. It will however promote selfishness by catering to them. This of course will make the self governing individual useless and rare. This in turn creates a society ruled by elitist bureaucrats and experts. Such a power, Tocqueville says "does not destroy, it prevents things from being born; it does not tyrannize, it hinders, compromises, enervates, extinguishes, dazes, and finally reduces each nation to being nothing more than a herd of timid and industrious animals of which the government is the Shepherd."  Tocqueville new, the shepherd cares for the defenseless sheep only to fleece them. 

Obama: The Affirmative Action President

Obama: The Affirmative Action President: "Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages.  How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world's largest economy, direct the world's most powerful military, execute the world's most consequential job?"

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Scary Obituary: USA

Scary Obituary: USA

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Rand Paul blast congress

Sen. Rand Paul Speaks Out Against Senators Voting without Reading the Bills

Sen. Rand Paul Speaks Out Against Senators Voting without Reading the Bills: "Senator Rand Paul gave a scathing rebuke of Senators on Friday voting on bills that they have yet to read. As evidence of what he was saying, he held up a what looked like an entire ream of paper and declared, “For goodness sakes, a six hundred page bill and I got it this morning. Not one member of the Senate will read this bill before we vote on it.”"

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Index of Economic: Promoting Economic Opportunity and Prosperity

Index of Economic: Promoting Economic Opportunity and Prosperity:

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GAULITICS: Political Conflict, Absurdity, Corruption, Biased Journalism,Change: Supreme Court Upholds New ACA Taxes on the Poor and Much More

GAULITICS: Political Conflict, Absurdity, Corruption, Biased Journalism,Change: Supreme Court Upholds New ACA Taxes on the Poor and Much More:

Excellent article

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Mark Levin gets it

An answer to Eric Erickson's blog on Red State

Yesterday Eric Erickson wrote on his blog site at Red State this article.... http://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/06/28/hold-mitch-mcconnell-to-his-word/
Here is my response.......... Who Eric, just who do you think will hold any of these gutless, spineless, intellectually lazy, constitutionally illiterate republicans accountable? Our Founding Fathers tried to warn us just What would happen if the electorate became lazy. If we didn’t question with boldness just about everything politicians do. We have allowed our nation to turn itself into a mental cesspool. Thomas Jefferson tried to warn us when he stated…”If a nation expects to be ignorant and free. It expects what never was and never will be.” Well there you have it. All the adjectives I used in the first sentence to describe the republican party could also be used to describe the electorate. Jefferson must be ashamed of us and what we have done to this once great Republic. When Bobby Jindal said …“The problem is that the private sector is so foreign to our President that he would need a passport to go there and a translator to understand what is happening”. I think we could substitute the word President with We the people in that quote. Sorry for my being so negative today Eric but since the SCOTUS handed down that verdict today I feel like I’ve been sucker punched