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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

It's a Day We Will Become All One Thing or All the Other ...Thing

Dear America,

So, here we are, seven score and a decade later, we, the people, commune on a moment:

The Gettysburg Address

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate—we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom— and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

If you can trust an Associated Press story about an Associated Press journalist -- a young Joseph Ignatius Gilbert -- assigned to make a record on the day, then feel free to jump into this wonderful backstory, here, as featured on The Washington Post.

But let's go back a wee bit further, shall we?

Here's a sign of things to come -- from 1858 -- when Abraham Lincoln was running for State Senator, against Douglas, having just received the Illinois Republican Party nomination...

A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South.

It would seem America is divided once more; it's only a matter of time before we decide our fate, of our own choosing, of becoming "all one thing or all the other."

Which brings me to a quote widely misattributed to be a Lincoln-ism, but isn't, and fully worthy of a repeat and creator correction; so without futher adieu, let's go to wise words of The Ten Cannots from Reverend William John Henry Boetcker (1873-1962):

You cannot bring about prosperity
by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak
by weakening the strong.
You cannot help little men
by tearing down big men.
You cannot help the wage earner
by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man
by encouraging class hatred.
You cannot help the poor
by destroying the rich.
You cannot establish sound security
on borrowed money.
You cannot keep out of trouble
by spending more than you earn.
You cannot build character and courage
by taking away man's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently
by doing for them
what they should do for themselves.

But perhaps Boetcker was inspired by these words from the man of the hour, Abraham Lincoln:

"Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built."  Abraham Lincoln, March 21, 1864, in remarks made to the New York Democratic Republican Association  [thank you Dictionary.com]
In any event, in the search to gather all things G today, I happened to come upon a journalistic masterpiece from PBS NEWSHOUR, intent on clearing up quotes and misquotes, while compiling a library of reference material revolving around the age-old divide between the haves and the have-nots and chronicled for quite some time on PBS, and thus titled, The Inequality Dilemma, by Paul Solman. [click it if you want]

The ideas are nothing new.

Who really cares who said what, right?

But for good measure, here's another good one, from Dr. Adrian Rogers, swiped from a page on goodreads.com:

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”

With a nation half full and half empty, the fiasco known as Obamacare has told us what we have not learned.  So the real question remains, what have we learned in the last seven score and a decade, added to the four score and seven years ago, and what are we prepared to do about it?

From Saint Paul to the Thessalonians,  "The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat." [love love love BibleHub]

In the beginning, America understood this basic principle; it's translation never denied, nor  had to be explained.   It's a new day.    Real FREEDOM for all requires the all to be responsible.

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they should be doing for themselves...You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred...You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong....You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence...You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money...You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.....You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn...You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer....You cannot help little men by tearing down the big men...You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift....You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it....Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built...

A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.

It's just another day when America will decide to become all one thing or all the other.

Make it a Good Day, G

Thursday, November 14, 2013

It's a Republic, IF You Can Keep It Thing

Dear America,

so come today... if you liked your crappy plan, you can go back to it -- for the king has commanded the insurance companies to take you back...for one more year...to save his and his fellow democrats political ass.

Finally we get to the quintessential argument against the government doing anything other than support and uphold the oh so worthy, and proud, exceptional and unmatched, common defense. hoorah.  [As our hearts and minds are extended to the tragedy from our local Camp Pendleton, just yesterday.]

Of course, this resolution without the backbone of conventional wisdom or even the very ability to implement [with a nod to having NO business experience whatsoever to blame], comes on the heels of a smack down by President Clinton just a day or two ago...who said... Obama should "honor the commitment that the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got."  That's a good one.

Does this president even comprehend what he is asking for?  He is now telling the insurance companies to disregard what the law says, and get these people covered, and in a year from now we'll give it another go.

Oh okay.

Does this president realize he is looking like a bumbling, teleprompting, stuttering -- making suggestions that are elusive and vague on the fly to create hope and change from thin air --  idiot?

Don't talk, Mr. President.

Finally we get to the core as to why this thing called Obamacare is wrong for America in every possible way -- and we get it with a performance to die for.

How about you guys honor the commitment --with a hand on the Lincoln Bible, no less -- to the Constitution?    Commanding to the American people to buy something....threatening religious liberty from sea to shining sea.... justifying the excessive, unconscionable use of Executive Orders as a  means to rewrite policy and change the law by dictate... destroying whatever trust the American people may have left through wanton cover ups and lies from Benghazi to the IRS to the NSA to the rollout of a bureaucratic behemoth that takes over one-sixth of this country's economy with a supremely reckless health care reform program that will seal America's fate in total ruin.

And don't you just love the timeline in hindsight:

Here's to Eric Cantor a long, long time ago who questioned the president about this very thing ...deeply concerned about the individual insurance policy holder's vulnerability back in 2010 -- to which the president replied this,

"The 8 to 9 million people that you refer to that might have to change their coverage — keep in mind out of the 300 million Americans that we’re talking about — would be folks who the CBO, Congressional Budget Office, estimates would find the deal in the exchange better."  With many thanks to The Daily Caller, here

The president was well aware of the issue just waiting in the wings, both east and west.

Finally we get to the crux of the matter -- this is not about insurance; this is not about insuring the uninsured; this is not about fixing the health insurance industry by creating an atmosphere that strengthens services, supports competitive pricing, or reinforces the best health care system in the world.  It never was.

This is about the redistribution of wealth, subsidizing one person's misery and poor health with another person's good health and wealth.

This appearance of incompetence is deliberate.

And on that note, let me point you in the direction of something wonderful from The Daily Bell.  If it all goes as planned, this thing doesn't end well.  As The Daily Bell begins piggy backing on comments made by Larry Summers,

"Having succeeded after more than a century of failed efforts in achieving the progressive dream goal of legislating universal health insurance in America, it is tragic to be falling short on the mundane task of allowing Americans to actually enroll in the healthcare exchanges."

Read the whole thing, or not; it concludes going something like this:

"Call it the unseen hand, call it directed history. Or simply agree that a group, a cabal of top internationalists, are patiently guiding the world toward increased centralization one country and one continent at a time. Seen from this perspective, Obamacare is simply one more piece of the globalist puzzle."

Obama doesn't care about the uninsured; he doesn't even care about the INSURED.  There is simply a method to this madness and this president is nothing more than a piece of the puzzle -- and being more specific, a mouth piece.

He is all mouth and no substance. 

He is all make believe with no reality.

He lies to save his hide and protect the movement, the fundamental transformation of America.

Here's one more thing, thanks to an email from just a guy named 'Bill from Kentucky' to Bret Baier -- a post which immediately went viral:

“Putting things in perspective: March 21st 2010 to October 1 2013 is 3 years, 6 months, 10 days.  December 7, 1941 to May 8, 1945 is 3 years, 5 months, 1 day.  What this means is that in the time we were attacked at Pearl Harbor to the day Germany surrendered is not enough time for this progressive federal government to build a working webpage.  Mobilization of millions, building tens of thousands of tanks,  planes, jeeps, subs, cruisers, destroyers, torpedoes, millions upon millions of guns, bombs, ammo, etc. Turning the tide in North Africa,  Invading Italy, D-Day,  Battle of the Bulge, Race to Berlin – all while we were also fighting the Japanese in the Pacific!!  And in that amount of time – this administration can’t build a working webpage.”

It isn't about the website, is it.

No sir ree Bob, or Bill, or Tom, Dick and Harry.

It's about control.

It's about the redistribution of power and control on a global level.

It's about growing the base --  with voters totally dependent upon the government and the entitlement programs that come with, upon the backs of the those who somehow find a way to remain upright, working, and paying taxes; it's about growing the base of the low information voter, as Rush Limbaugh puts it, aligning with people who don't ask questions, they just want the goods.

FYI:  It's all just part and parcel of the new Common Core math, mandating such shifts in American ideals and self-reliance to rollout as early as kindergarten.

With expected results much like that of the unintended consequences coming out of the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Interior...with dueling stories to boot.  Like this one. And then there is  this one.  Did you catch that sticking point about midstream, stating  "Five million acres of land set aside for conservation — more than Yellowstone, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined — have vanished on Obama's watch"... all for the sake of ethanol.

Every action causes reaction.

Progressives not only know this, they thrive.

It's a brand new day in America; it's a Republic --  if you can keep it.  [right, Ben?]

Make it a Good Day, G


Monday, November 4, 2013

It's a President Drowning in Deceit Thing

Dear America,

"All of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists, and the bloggers, and the talking heads on radio, and the professional activists who profit from conflict and focus on what the majority of Americans sent us here to do..."

this from the president just a few weeks ago, as the government 'slowdown' was crafted to threaten the life and limb of one and all.

and yet what did he just do?

He blogged.

Care of the Huffington Post, here, the prestige of the office of the president has been reduced to blogger-in-chief [perhaps a first as president, but considering how much he loves using social media while organizing for America... see one on Rev. Jeremiah Wright and another on FISA jurisdiction/legislation/authority...this last minute action, day before a congressional vote, shouldn't come as a surprise.  If of the mental capacity to read every word without yacking, they all make for a great propaganda three way.]

It's a presidency -- a president -- compounded by contradictions, drowning in deceit [see also, Benghazi Cover-up, IRS Cover-up, Fast and Furious Cover-up...or another direction, the Global Warming scam now entering into American regulations by Executive Order].

But speaking of voting, it's mums the word on Obamacare while stumping for Terry McAuliffe in Virginia. [oooh, see also McAuliffe cover-up]

Not one word from the president on his signature,  magnificent, historic takeover of one-sixth of the nation's economy.  Not one word.

From blogging to being speechless.

He did say this:

"You’ve seen an extreme faction of the Republican Party that has shown again and again and again that they’re willing to hijack the entire party and the country and the economy and grind progress to an absolute halt if they don’t get 100 percent of what they want,” Obama told a crowd of 1,600 in a high school gymnasium.

Read more @Politico, here.

So funny, considering reality proves time and time again that it is the Democratic party IN office as the party who refuses to negotiate  and "holding the American people hostage" ----- not to mention, appearing extremely lacking of civility in political discourse, using phrases like "extreme faction...hijack the entire party..." c'mon!   And for more on that, go here.

It's all the Tea Party's fault.
The one and only group who is looking out for the INDIVIDUAL, for real?  This is the only "faction" interested in fighting "the man", the establishment, albeit in an organized, highly civil, arguing upon the merits on the sanctity of freedom and independence for all, fashion.  And it's The Tea who are evil?

Ooooh which reminds me of something I read somewhere, and something being totally unrelated to a political party or ideology:
"a woman is like
a tea bag
you never know
she is
until you put her
in hot water"

Oh you got that right.  Can you say Mama Bear and Obamacare don't mix?

But let's refresh the page for the moment...

Not one republican voted for Obamacare.

Republicans were shut out of negotiations at every turn, and the Democratic majority passed Obamacare Christmas Eve, 2009 [hence, the birth of the Tea Party].  If you clicked into that link, you would also see the Debt Ceiling was voted on, too.  It was raised from 12.1 Trillion to 12.4 Trillion.   Hilarious, right?   And yes, Virginia, there is absolutely no connection to the increase of the debt limit with actual debt...doesn't add so much as one penny.

Obamacare is the tangible hot mess that is the fault of the Democratic party in its entirety because THEY ARE "willing to hijack the entire party and the country and the economy and grind progress to an absolute halt if they don’t get 100 percent of what they want."  Because that is precisely what THEY DID.

[Remember -- when this began -- 85% of us were more or less happy with our health care.]

THEY KNOW, eventually, the individual market, the many free market insurance companies, and the myriad of health care options, in general, will all go away in the economic chaos created where there was none, even if that looks like the only enrollment increases will be that in Medicaid and the "un-insured" using emergency rooms like drive-thru's. 

THEY KNOW, eventually, all we will have left is the federal government taking over America's health care industry entirely, by way of a single payer system.   Ta da!  

The END will justify the means. 
It's just the same verse same as the first when dealing with progressive operatives.

Oh America, we are in the valley of death; doom and gloom runs deep.

Happy Monday. 
It's just another day when the water has come to a boil.

Make it a Good Day, G