Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rescuing the Tea Party Nation from Itself

As far as grassroots activism goes, the surge in interest in Tea Parties across America is one of the more encouraging developments to take place in recent times. It reminds me of the "Conservative Revolution of 1994" , when the GOP reclaimed both the US Senate, and the House of Representatives. At that time, it had been over forty years since the Republican Party controlled both the House, and the Senate.

This had been spurred mostly by the election(appointment) of Bill Clinton in 1992. The result was that a host of new, freshmen Republicans marched charged up into Washington, D.C. determined to return an out of control federal leviathan to its constitutional concept of limited government. This group of young conservatives went to Washington with one thing foremost on their collective minds; reducing the size, and growth of the federal government.

The author/director of this movement, you may remember was none other than former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The movement included a promise to the American people that if they would give the GOP a majority in Congress, they would eliminate as many as five federal departments, and numerous federal agencies. The sad result of all of this hoopla, and bombast was the exponential expansion of the size, and scope of the very federal monster that they pledged to defeat at every level through the rest of the Clinton Administration, and continuing through two terms of total rule by the Republican led Senate, and Congress, with a Republican President on top for dessert! Truly one of the great policy reversals in American history. The sum result for conservatism was negative, zero, zilch. There was only one reason for its failure: Big Government "neo cons" posing as champions of conservatism while selling out the interests of the people.

The Tea Parties of 2010 remind me very much of the Conservative Revolution of 1994. And, from my perspective, if the Tea partiers are not very careful, they will find the same end for their movement that befell the "class of 94". The signs of their demise are already appearing.

First, let us remember that the Tea Parties were actually initiated, and activated during the Presidential campaign of Congressman Ron Paul of Texas in 2007-08. For all intents and purposes the Tea Parties, and the Ron Paul Revolution were one and the same. They were essentially made up of young conservatives that were sick, and tired of establishment Republicans selling out the principles of Constitutional government while hiding behind the "Conservative" banner. I consider myself one of their number in this respect.

But, of late, many of the Tea Parties are distancing themselves from Dr. Paul for the "siren song" of "establishment" players such as Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and, yes, even that treasonous charlatan Newt Gingrich. Tea Party Nation: Watch out!, you are in danger of losing your soul! The likes of Beck, Palin, and Gingrich are not the kind of bedfellows that you want to keep company with! Do not just listen to the parts of their rhetoric that are there to "tickle" your ears; the parts where they know you will agree with them, while they make fun of the "real" conservatives that have been your champions, and have faithfully served the higher goals of Conservatism throughout the years. Do not be afraid to trust your "own" voice on these issues. You have done your homework; you know what defines a Conservative; you know that if it looks like a conservative, it talks like a Conservative, and most importantly ACTS like a Conservative, it most likely is a Conservative! I guarantee that if you put these imposters to the "fire" of "real" conservativism, they will crash, and burn! And, without a solid Conservative bearing, the Tea Party Nation ship of state will run aground just as the Conservative Revolution of "94" did.

Palin is a shrewd politician. She is currently playing both sides to see where the wind will take the ship. Remember how quickly she jumped into bed with "Ole" Juan McCain in "08", accepting his offer to be VP without a second thought. She knew that by doing this she would become a household name overnight, and be in position to "sell" her goods to an electorate desperate for something new, and different. One need only take note of the timing, and promotional tour that has accompanied the publishing of her best-selling book if you doubt the veracity of my logic.

But, if you want further evidence of Palin's idea of conservatism, look to her endorsement of the candidacy of Governor Rick Perry of Texas. Perry is the ultimate establishment Republican who has done nothing for Conservatives in his nine years in office. He is a supporter of the North American Union(illegal under the Constitution), he supports the NAFTA Superhighway, his position on illegal aliens is similar to "Ole" Juan's, which is to say he has no problem with them coming, and staying!

As a result of Perry's "establishment" Republican politics in Texas, a Tea partier has entered the race for his job as Texas governor. Her name is Debra Medina. She has spoken out against the Patriot Act, she is in favor of open carry freedom for gun owners, she is opposed to the NAFTA Superhighway, and will move toward the establishment of "real" security on the Texas border.

So, what did Sarah Palin do in response to this? She went right down to Texas to endorse Rick Perry, politics as usual!

I know that her book is very popular because she says all of the things that "Conservatives" want to hear, but, I'm sorry folks, playing politics in order to rake in the profits from speaking, and book signing tours while establishing her own political support base is not what the Tea Party Nation is about! Don't get me wrong, there are things that Palin stands for that should be part of any "real" conservative platform. I like her pro-life, and pro-Second Admendment positions. It would appear that she did a good job as Governor of Alaska signing the Alaska state sovereignty resolution while she was in office. At the national level, she supports the Patriot Act ala Beck, and even wants to expand its scope. she also supported the unconstitutional bank bail-outs, as has Beck, and when it comes to foreign policy she is just another neo-con. Plus, as with most Republicans at the national level, she is either clueless, or is in bed with the NWO. There is convincing evidence that Mr. NWO himself, Henry Kissinger vetted her for McCain's VP, as he also did in "04" for John Edwards to John Kerry! The Tea Party Nation can do better than that, much better!

As far as Beck is concerned, his popularity has soared meteorically via the "controlled opposition" voice of "Faux" news. While he does say many of the right things, and is likeable, and charismatic, he is off the mark on many issues of significance. Issues that betray his true color. Issues that are critical to the vitality of the Tea Party movement. He has disparaged Congressman Ron Paul on numerous occasions calling him a"crazy, kooky guy". "Dr. No" may not be a bundle of laughs, but his voting record along Constitutional lines over a twenty year period stands second to none. Beck has demonstrated that he is Constitutionally challenged by his support of the bank bailouts, and for the raising of taxes which he has done more than once.

He has been a supporter of the Patriot Act from its onset. He has derided the families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks who have demanded the telling information about what really happened to their loved ones on that fateful day. And he continues to stonewall the attempts of true Americans such as Alan Keyes for demanding that Barack Obama follow the dictates of the Constitution that he has sworn to uphold by releasing his "real" birth certificate, the vault one, that he has spent a million dollars of his own money trying to keep from the people, instead of some internet copy that has been manufactured for public consumption. Be aware Tea Party Nation, Beck is not one of you! He has been well paid to infiltrate, and compromise your movement, and will kick you to the curb when he has achieved his mission.

You began as Constitutional Conservatives. You have done well. Stick to your principles, and make sure you read the Articles of Freedom "09". Oppose anything that is unconstitutional, support everything that is Constitutional. Hold every candidate for office to that standard! Keep calling for the abolition of the Federal Reserve, and for the establishment of sound money via metal based currency. Continue the fight for less taxes, reduced federal spending, and states rights(10th Amendment). Keep calling your governor to petition for the re-establishment of the "Militia of the several states". I will be posting updates of my own efforts to achieve this end in my homeland. Continue to oppose the tyranny of the so-called "Patriot Act", and the advances, and encroachments of the NWO on American freedoms. Don't abandon the "real" patriots like Ron Paul, and Alan Keyes, who are" fighting the good fight" for real conservative principles every day. The revolution MUST be televised as the grassroots freedom fight that it truly is. We don't need Hollywood to succeed, we need the quiet fortitude of a "few good men" ala our forefathers in the First American Revolution. May God grant us the strength of Samson, who, as long as he kept his hair(principles) uncut, kept his strength over his enemies to emerge ultimately victorious!

The Revolution is televised!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

An Open Letter to Barack Obama

This letter was written by Lou Prichett, formerly of Proctor and Gamble. Mr. Prichett changed the way America did business by creating the concept known as "partnering". Prichett rose from soap salesman to VP of Sales, and Customer Development for Proctor and Gamble over the course of a 36 year career, and rewrote corporate history in the process. He is one of corporate America's true living legends, and is an acclaimed author, teacher, and speaker.

It is not usually a practise of mine to publish the written letters of others, however when I read this work, I felt compelled to reproduce it verbatim for the daily grist of those who have pondered the present course of the American experiment. Please read it, most especially if you are an Obama fan.

Dear President Obama,

You are the thirteenth president under whom I have lived, and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me. You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.

You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your Ivy League education, and your upscale lifestyle, and housing with no visible signs of support.

You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of your youth growing up in America, and culturally you are not an American.

You scare me because you have never run a company, or met a payroll.

You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus you don't understand it at its core.

You scare me because you lack humility, and "class", always blaming others.

You scare me because for over half of your life you have alligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America, and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.

You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the "blame America" crowd, and deliver this message abroad.

You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.

You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.

You scare me because you prefer "wind mills" to responsibly capitalizing on our vast oil, coal, and shale reserves.

You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that has laid the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.

You scare me because you have begun to use "extortion"tactics against certain banks, and corporations.

You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild, and irresponsible spending proposals.

You scare me because you will not openly listen to, or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.

You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent, and omniscient.

You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.

You scare me because you demonize, and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O'Reillys, and Becks who offer opposing conservative points of view.

You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.

Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.

Lou Prichett

Note: this letter was sent to the NY Times, but they would not print it. Big Surprise! But since I consider it to be "news fit to print" here it is. Keep it going.

The revolution must be televised!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

"The 11th Hour"

On November 11, 2009, 116 delegates from 48 states gathered at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill. to discuss the prospects for the formulation of a plan to restore the Republic, and put the reigns on our run-away government. The event was called "The Continental Congress 2009", and was the initiated at the behest of Robert Schulz, President of "We the People Foundation".

Throughout the last year, Schulz traveled the nation speaking out on the need for people to take action to restore the Republic focusing on the reality that the "Constitution cannot defend itself". As he explained it, "for the last 14 years, people, through various means, have exhausted their administrative, and judicial options to remedy the current situation without result, it is now time to take this movement to the next level".

"Taking it to the next level" was Schulz's way of doing what our nation's founders did in 1774 when they were faced by a similar government that refused to listen to their reasonable petitions, and pleas. They called a Continental Congress with delegates representing the 13 colonies. Thus, led by their example, Schulz called a "Continental Congress 09", with delegates elected by popular vote in each state having the purpose of reviewing the present government's violations of the Constitution, and coming up with a workable plan to address them.

For ten solid days the delegates met, debated, and worked in committees until the wee hours to review the government's violations of the people's Constitutionally guaranteed rights with "remedial instructions" to be referred to federal, and state officials along with civic actions for the people of the nation to ensure that their respective representatives follow through with these instructions.

The final document produced by this body politic containing these findings, and recommendations have been tied into one document called the "Articles of Freedom". Schulz summed up the work of the Continental Congress of 2009 by saying "it is undeniable that we are living in the 11th hour of our Republic as the leaders of each branch of the federal government, and both mainstream political parties have failed to uphold their oaths of office, are ignoring the Constitution, and committing acts that are far outside the law in this respect, and when petitioned for redress according to law by the people, they refuse to respond."

What happens now to the work of these delegates? The plan is to personally present each member of Congress, and each member of the state's legislature with a copy of the Articles as the demands of "We the people", with the expectation that most officials will as usual, ignore the document. The most important work will be to get this document into the hands of the people to bring pressure to bear on Congress for action. The hope is to enlist a critical mass of at least 15 million Americans to sign the Articles of Freedom. The document will be used to give the TEA party rallies a specific goal of petitioning candidates for office to sign the document in exchange for their support(TEA party's) of the office seeker's candidacy for that office.

The documents will soon be available in your community through rallies, public meetings, and into your mailboxes as part of a direct mail campaign. All of this is part of an ongoing plan to build the consensus that is necessary to make this grassroots movement that we have been experiencing of late into something that will become historic, effective, and powerful!

The Revolution will be televised!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Haiti- It just doesn't make sense

People of goodwill everywhere are sympathetic to the plight of these poor folks in the wake of the disaster that has overtaken their pathetic nation in the days prior. Private donations and volunteerism have been at the best I have ever seen them pouring in from all over the world, but most especially so from the US. And this is a good thing, isn't it? So, why I am I bothered by this display of bubbly, selfless humanitarianism? To put it simply, I cannot remember such an all out "relief" effort by our nation's military, and government forces following a natural disaster anywhere in the world, not even in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina did our own fellow citizens receive the kind of federal treatment that Haiti is presently receiving.

I have been to Haiti-twice. Both times as part of a United Methodist mission to assist in the building of schools, and churches. I have met the people, and witnessed the poverty of that land first hand. This took place in the days when "Baby Doc" Duvallier was the resident tyrant, and the "Ton-ton macout"(Haitian military police) reigned unchecked. I was asked by our Haitian interpreter on one occasion why we(America) would not help Haiti win their freedom from oppressive government when they(Haiti) had helped us(America) win ours I was unsure at that time what he had meant by that statement. But upon the administration of an in-depth history lesson which I gave to myself, I learned that their were 700 Haitian sailors on board the French ships that were instrumental in the defeat of Lord Cornwallis at the Battle of Yorktown in 1781, a footnote that has been overlooked by most writers of the history of that event. I think that for the record, it should be noted that Haiti was then a French possession, which would give explanation as to why this turn of events took place. It also bears noting that Haiti was the first black republic in history to gain its independence from France in 1803 under the leadership of Toussaint L'Overture, who was something of a black version of George Washington in terms of his visionary leadership for this infant nation. His place in Haitian national history has the status that can only be accorded to a figure of such prominence.

Unfortunately, the story of the Haitian republic does not have a happy ending. There have been many reasons given as to why this is so, including the one that is most often circulated by members of the establishment churches that the Haitians "made a deal with the devil", and thus lost the favor of God over their nation. Of course, this could be the excuse for most of the problems of any of the other nations of the world in this respect, including the USA. But before I digress... every plea made by this people to the world, and most especially the US government, has fallen on deaf ears... until this year, and until this disaster. It is certainly not because the plight of our Caribbean neighbor has not been known until now. It is certainly not because this catastrophe has suddenly reduced the standard of living, and created chaos in a nation that has been a stable democratic republic up to this point. In further talks to my Haitian friend Jean Baptiste, he mentioned to me that "20,000 US troops strategically deployed would be enough to give Haiti its freedom".

It is interesting to note that as of January 24, there were 20,000 US troops in Haiti operating on ground, and offshore. Suffice it to say that without opposition from any Haitian national forces the United States military is now completely in charge in Haiti. Barack Obama called the Haitian situation "especially cruel, and incomprehensible". It would have been better, and closer to the truth, for him to say that the Haitian political, and economic climate is what has made the Haitians helpless in the face of natural disasters, and that this fact is what is most "especially cruel, and incomprehensible". I also shared this observation with my friend in our talks of yore as to why I believed that an American staged coup would not achieve the desired result for his homeland.

Walter Williams has rightly observed in his column dated 1/20/10 entitled "Haiti's Avoidable Death Toll" that "corruption is rampant in Haiti, and crime is ubiquitous with little real law enforcement. Private property rights are non-existent. Like most third world countries, people live in tyranny, and bondage to insensitive, power-mad strongmen who enrich themselves on the country's resources at the expense of their people". Williams concludes his work by saying that "Haiti's disaster demands immediate Western assistance, but it is only the Haitian people who can relieve themselves of the deeper tragedy of their self-inflicted poverty".

All of this being said, there is still something that "is rotten in the state of Denmark," to quote Shakespeare, about the Haiti story. For one thing, why was an earthquake of this magnitude not felt beyond the city limits of Port-au-Prince? All of the testimonies that I have read from people living in the adjoining country of the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, which were quoted by sources other than the US controlled media, have said universally that they felt nothing. If that is true, then the devastation was almost exclusively felt in and around Port-au-Prince. Having been a teacher of Geography, and a lifelong student of earth science, that is very strange to me. Even most of the roads remained open in the wake of the "quake".

Another oddity is the fact that this earthquake did not produce a tsunami of monumental proportions like the Asian quake of "06" did swamping the shores of Thailand, and India thousands of miles away. For the record, Port-au-Prince is just 750 miles from Miami, Florida. An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale would have had to have produced a tsunami that would have affected everyone in the Caribbean region and beyond, even to the shores of the USA.

Furthermore, Agence France-Press, which is closely affiliated with French Intelligence, filed a report on January 14th which contained the following sentence: "On Wednesday, Obama ordered a "swift, coordinated, and aggressive effort to save lives" in Haiti following the murderous earthquake, as massive US Aid mission swung into action, using troops, naval forces, aircraft, and rescue teams". An earthquake is an "act of God", or a natural calamity, and can, therefore, not be considered "murderous", unless one considers God Almighty a murderer.

However, by any definition, the use of the word "murderous" must imply that someone is doing the murdering. Upon further scrutiny, I discovered speculative reports that the "earthquake" may have been the work of US Black Ops, which "flattened the French embassy, and many of its officials, imploding the United Nations' own establishments in the Haitian capital, which would serve as cover for any evidence of US Government, and rogue official drug-running involvement which has been known to be channeled through the Haitian capital for years. All of this is in the wake of intelligence reports that have been circulating about the possible disruption of liens, and seizures of trillions of dollars by the international community relative to the past criminal activities committed by former Presidents Bush 1&2, and Bill Clinton, which were being channeled through Haiti's Central Bank. If this information were to come to light, it is very understandable why the Haitian capital would need to be destroyed.

For those of us who have been paying attention to such matters, it is well known that certain members of the Bush and Clinton families have been involved in the international smuggling of illicit drugs for decades. Those who have been in positions to know such things have stated emphatically that both the then Governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton, and the then President George H.W. bush were so-called "partners in crime" in assisting CIA drug running out of Mena, Arkansas, which would explain why they have been so "buddy-buddy" lately. And it has been reported that the CIA used Army Special forces(Black Ops) to facilitate the smuggling of drugs out of Indo-China during the Vietnam War, has it not? So, there is no reason to not believe that rogue elements in the US Government would use war, or even "earthquakes"(Project Destiny) as cover for illegal drug smuggling, or money laundering.

While I realize it is very difficult for Americans to contemplate that members of their own federal government could be evil enough to be involved in any such thing as this, the words of Thomas Jefferson ring true when he said: "In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in any man, 'cept in him who is bound from mischief by the chains of the Constitution".

Just today I read a quote in the local newspaper coming from none other than Venezuelan strong-man Hugo Chavez that was worded: "the US Government has used the Haitian disaster as an excuse to invade, and occupy a sovereign nation". Lest you be fooled, I am no friend of this pompous Latin blowhard. However, his statement, when taken in light of the prescient evidence, has some weight, and cannot be thus summarily dismissed as just more Anti-American propaganda from some left-wing crackpot.

What I am trying to say here is that there are a lot of loose ends that just don't come together no matter how hard you try to put them together. They just don't add up in regards to what is going on in Haiti. The way the so-called "earthquake" behaved, the lack of seismic related activity normally associated with quakes of this magnitude, the unprecedented involvement of the US Government, and military forces being used for "relief efforts" when US commanders are desperately trying to equip combat theaters in Iraq, and Afghanistan, the occupation(military) of another independent nation, the vast sums of US taxpayer dollars being expended, the devastation that has been done to key Haitian Governmental, and financial institutions which were known channels for international financial disbursements, with none of the devastation experienced elsewhere, all add up to beg the question; What's really going on in Haiti? It doesn't make sense!