29 March 2011

Government Busting - Liberal Style

A sure sign of just how close to anarchy we've become is this new notion that 'democracy' or majority rule should be a sure way to know the will of the people.  Whoever shouts loudest, longest, hardest wins the day.
The Founding Fathers knew how dangerous mob mentality can be; they'd seen in.  And so when they set out to devise government, they came up with ways to keep tyrant-kings from crushing folks with whim taxes or crushing mandates.  Freedom was paramount in the infrastructure to protect our new nation.  And so it was decided that a Republic would suit the bill.  Voices would gather to choose an official would speak on their behalf.  The 'local level' would work amongst themselves to figure out who would speak, and what they'd say.  This would preserve the diverse interests of our nation, while keeping the cacophonous voices organized.
It seems natural and sensible that groups would gather geographically, decide rules of behavior and govern themselves according to their beliefs.
So it was with great interest that I noticed a new lawsuit this morning.  A suit that challenges the formation of newer, smaller cities in the metropolitan Atlanta area.
Finding themselves on the fringe of the bustling metropolis and really suburb-cities with shopping zones and city services, etc. the citizens believed they could be better served by more-local voices.  After years of planning, districting, jockeying with county and city officials, working with the state...these small cities became efficient and strong; safe and clean.
What could possibly be wrong?
Blacks aren't in control.  And we just can't have that with a black President and a black mayor...we can't permit there to be any areas where white people clump up and have the majority. Divide like the Red Sea this clump of white folks!
Maybe Atlanta wants the taxes back.  Maybe it's because the state has a record 50/50 white to black ratio.  Whatever the case, Liberals want it both ways. They want to be the majority and the minority.  They want to be the loudest voice even if they are the fewest in the room.
Can you imagine the outcry if a white Reverend launched a lawsuit to dissolve cities that are predominantly black (and there are those) in the same area? The outcry would be Racism. And so this play is Racism.
This mood, this tactic is making the rounds.
This echoes what's happened in Wisconsin.  Use the law as a weapon to blast into power.
And if the majority votes go against them, they cry foul...they want a court to stop everything until they can wrest control back again.
This is what's happening in the Federal level as well.  It is not simply good enough for the Conservatives to keep the Liberals from progressing, we must beat them back; repeal their measures, bend the rules the way they've shown us they will...at least as far as they have.
Rep. Steve King reminds us that the Vietnam War was ended by a Liberal Congress defunding the war during a Continuing Resolution.  A Conservative Congress can surely defund ObamaCare using the same tool and the same language.

21 March 2011

What does sovereign mean in today's world?

These past few days have given me an opportunity to reflect on the nature of 'sovereignty.'  Not the coin. Not the queen. Most countries declare themselves sovereign...but what does that mean?  They declare themselves free from rule of other entities and that they will self-govern.
The middle east wrestles for change...hopefully for the better...so that they can have more personal freedom, to choose leadership, to improve their station in life, to demand basic services from an overtaxing, overbearing government.  Even the most oppressive governments can fall and the cycle of change seems to be sweeping the globe.
But what happened to the idea that people are sovereign? (and I'm not advocating sovereign citizen beliefs at all...I don't know enough about them to comment or care)  As nanny state liberals take over here in the States, personal sovereignty suffers.  Our ability to self-determine impeded.  Isn't this ability what was meant by life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?
The more our government interferes in personal life, the bigger it gets with tracking and enforcement.  Tens of thousands of government cubicles are filled with paper-pushing rule makers, rule trackers.  And these are just the ones that are legitimately part of President cabinets...we aren't even considering the extra-Constitutional czar system which should be abolished.
I hope that as the Tea Party moves forward, a great cry of 'individual liberty' will come from the People and we can Right the wrong direction of the federal government.  If we can't get control of the rudder, then we have to get the engine room; and if we can't get that, we go for the sails, anchor, whatever.  I'm not ready to hit the lifeboat yet.  America can be great again...full of opportunity...an example of how a sovereign nation should behave in the global community.

18 March 2011

Too Big To Fail

"There has grown in the minds of certain groups in this country the idea that just because a man or corporation has made a profit out of the public for a number of years, the government and the courts are charged with guaranteeing such a profit in the future, even in the face of changing circumstances and contrary to public interest. This strange doctrine is supported by neither statute or common law. Neither corporations or individuals have the right to come into court and ask that the clock of history be stopped, or turned back."

Robert A. Heinlein, "Life-Line"  --  1939

17 March 2011

Liberals: On 'Taking Without Paying'

So I noticed this news item today which shows that the White House is cracking down on 'illegal streaming' and wants to make it a felony.  I can tell you that if someone is watching the latest Lady Gaga that way, there's a crime.  But seriously, how many kids can tell whether the latest tech is kosher? They probably can't. And they should be saddled with 'felony' for the rest of their lives any more than teenage Romeo & Juliet should be labeled 'sex offender.'

Isn't rape "taking without paying?"

The no-labels crowd would have us believe that the Scarlet Letter is going away...but it seems there is no evidence of that.

But the purpose of this blog entry is to illustrate something else.  What the White House wants to do is to crack down on people who are getting something without paying for it.  I submit to you that the poor, defenseless union protesters in Wisconsin (now forklifted by Michael Moore to Michigan and DC for Project Gaslight) are asking for benefits without paying for them.  Often disguised as 'concessions' (not the hot dog and Coke) these folks want freebies thrown in to their pay or they will hold services for ransom.  Public unionizing is a chokehold on the proverbial golden goose.

Aren't taxes at the point of a gun "taking without paying?"

This dichotomy of Liberals illustrates their lack of moral compass. It spins which ever way suits them best.

A public union member might argue with the White House, "But I deserve to download that movie for free.  The evil corporations who produce it get rich off controlling ticket prices, paying movie houses to feature their movies instead, and above all...I can't afford it.  It's only fair that everyone get to see the movies...set them free."  They would then kick over the moneychangers pots of gold, etc.

Isn't stealing from the produce aisle, even if you're hungry, "taking without paying?" (Les Miserables cue for Madison, WI demonstrators...what a laugh.)

But in this instance, the producers are the movie producers.  The product is artwork.  And the payments and royalties are paramount.  There is no talk of the poor unfortunates who can no longer afford cable TV, driven to stream movies or Doctor Who at the library, or swap mp3's with a friend to check out a new artist, or back up a copy of your favorite DVD for personal use, or fair use of recording audio played over your computer...no.

Now the talk is felony.  Potential here is to take your freedom and YOU'RE paying.

So which is the bigger crime, stealing from the wealth earmarked with the education of America's children? or children streaming content which does not air (because there is little demand) in the United States?  Which seems more felonious? How does 'skin in the game' relate in this situation?

What technologies might be affected by this? Netflix, TiVo, mobile phones, xfinity
What content might be affected by this? YouTube, streaming radio (talk?), government video, video chat

Another Pandora's box of uncertainty...and this time they've hooked the Chamber of Commerce in.

Obama's Big Government is putting the moves on the internet.  Remember how that worked out in Egypt?

13 March 2011

No Higher Law

Why are Liberals apoplectic over losing in Wisconsin last week?  I've given this a great deal of thought over the last week as I've watched what appears to be the grown-up equivalent of a terrible-two's temper tantrum.  It doesn't help that opportunists like Michael Moore are exploiting those poor folks; I imagine that Project Laughingstock will be processed into a wonderful Borat-inspired slap-dash DVD to line his pockets so he can hire more non-union help. What a loser.  And when "The Most Gullible Hillbillies I Know" is released, it will make a great case for why unions are nothing more than modern mobs...same pitchforks, same torches, same tired chants and slogans.
But why the "9/11" talk?
I dawns on me that the average Liberal believes in nothing higher than the law of the land. There is no moral or God that trumps law.  It is the small tin compass that creates limitations in their lives.
In contrast, a typical Conservative believes the law is like manners; a guide for public behavior to protect us from elbowing into one another; while private lives are guided by a sense of wrong and right...and a higher standard that the basic public law.
This is why DADT and DOMA are seen as such pivotal triumphs or losses in the liberal community.  High drama ensures. Weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth are all permissible when their very foundations are shaken.  When Conservatives insist on laws that require personal responsibility, independent spirit, and entrepreneurial oomph, liberal moss fears the pruning shears at the oak tree.
These parasites will Rumplestilskin-stomp as long as they think that behavior will work.  But like all small children coming off a sugar high, we can't give in to demands for more cookies.

08 March 2011

Normal does not equal Legal

I have been thinking a great deal about how central to The Gay Agenda it is to normalize their behavior by calling it marriage. This comes from the very same group who refuse to accept bisexuals as gay, because they can't commit to being gay. As selfish as this is, it got me to thinking. Is a pedophile a pedophile if he never acts? Do we still consider this abhorrent and aberration if he never crosses the legal line? Do we accept him as a neighbor, churchgoer, boss or even spouse?
The Scarlet Letter was once an A for adulterer; Antisocial behavior that threatened the peace, order and legality of relationships. I submit that the letter has been any number of labels: leper, homophobe, nigger, cracker, faggot, etc. These words have power because they impact us. They carry with them the imprint of history and context. One may find some more powerful than others because of their own history and experience.
So when the gay agenda involves debasing what many to believe a holy rite, it is offensive. The law provides for social contracts between individuals...lifelong friends, caregivers, lovers...but this is not marriage. Gay activists should realize they cannot use the police state power to sway morality. What they do in their lives is their own concern inasmuch as it doesn't infringe on my freedoms, or for those who I am responsible. It is because of Patriots you can choose to live in debauchery; but I don't have to agree with your behavior.
The bus is in motion.
Sit down. Shut up. And enjoy the freedoms you have in this country or find a more suitable home. Suggestions? The tolerant middle east.