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Is Obama Creating The Illegal Alien Crisis?

     There is a myth that those who reject amnesty also reject all immigration and worse, are racists by default. This is a false argument by those who refuse to debate the issue. Most U.S. citizens are here because their ancestors were immigrants. The difference is their method of arrival. Whether by choice or by servitude, they were not sneaking across the borders by the millions, unchecked by the federal government.
In June of 2012, through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), president and candidate Obama completely ignored Congress and the will of the people by granting amnesty to an estimated 800,000 illegal aliens between the ages of 16 and 30. Is anyone unclear about his motives?

     The following April 2013 – less than one year later, it was reported that illegal crossings had doubled with many illegals telling Border Agents that Obama would let them go.

     A favorite argument of supporters of amnesty is to use children to skew the narrative to the emotional. They argue that we cannot separate children from their parents. Every day in America millions of American children are separated from their parents through divorce, death, custody battles, job requirements, and incarceration. How do they answer for the illegal immigrant parent who leaves their child(ren), spouse, and other loved ones to travel illegally to the United States? Wouldn’t the family unit be better served if they followed the legal process set in place to come to the United States together – as a family?

     In March 2013 ICE released 68,000 illegal aliens with criminal backgrounds into the general population of the United States. Why are we releasing criminals?

     In April of 2014 Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he is “indignant” at the United States’ deportation of Mexican migrants and described U.S. lawmakers as demonstrating a “lack of conscience” in failing to pass immigration reform. Mexico is using the US as an outsourced welfare state and a means to rid itself of its poorest and least desirable citizens. President Nieto should be working to improve the conditions in Mexico for his citizens, not chastising those who don’t approve of his game. Illegals are sending billions of dollars back to Mexico, no wonder that he is supporting this scheme.

     Illegal entry into Mexico is equivalent to a felony punishable by two years’ imprisonment and illegal re-entry after deportation is punishable by ten years’ imprisonment. Foreigners can be kicked out of Mexico without any due process. Native-born Mexicans are actually empowered to make citizens arrests of illegal aliens and turn them in to authorities.

     In May, 2014, we learned that 60,000 unaccompanied “children” from Central America have arrived at the U.S. border with an additional 30,000 to 60,000 expected by the end of the year. According to multiple reports from Central America, the Obama administration has indicated that children will not be returned should they make it to the United States. These reports are further substantiated not only by the administration’s directive to relocate these “refugees” into the interior U.S., but also by a recently (June) discovered January 2014 Request For Proposal on Fed Biz Ops for the escort of 64,000 unaccompanied minors from the border to other states. How did they know in January that this crisis would occur unless it has been orchestrated by the Obama Administration?

     A subset of the illegal immigrant population that is completely skirted by the “family unity” and “civil rights” propagandists are the terrorists who are entering our country though Mexico and Canada, and those who just manage to come into the United States and never leave either through work and student visas, or passport. Gangs like MS-13 are wreaking havoc throughout the United States and most famously, the 9/11 terrorists were in the U.S. illegally. These particular illegals have a strong anti-American attitude.. They are not here to assimilate or for a better life. They are here to destroy us. This is not a clandestine objective, but the only people who don’t seem to hear their intent are those who are blinded by their quest for power.

     Americans still embrace the idea of legal immigration. Our only request is that they come to our shores legally and assimilate into our culture. Those who come simply to re-create their former country and community within the borders of the United State have defeated the purpose.


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Posted by on June 22, 2014 in politics


Fact Check: YOU Decide — Is Cantor “for” or “against” amnesty? Here’s the timeline.

Fact Check: YOU Decide — Is Cantor “for” or “against” amnesty? Here’s the timeline.

8 June 2014 at 11:51 by Deb W

UPDATED: With today’s news from the Cantor Camp!!

I put together the attached timeline for a few friends and family who asked for clarification on Cantor’s position on amnesty.  Below is a list of headlines showing the timeline of Eric Cantor’s stance on illegal immigration and amnesty.

It is clear to anyone with an open mind that Cantor has been FOR amnesty since at least January 2013 and is STILL FOR AMNESTY now, despite what his campaign ads might claim.  Cantor authored the KIDS Act to grant amnesty to illegals under the age of 30 (and is still working on it according to reports mentioned in the attached articles), he toured with pro-amnesty groups last year and he supports the ENLIST Act — Cantor pulled it from the National Defense Act (NDAA) only after the 7th District Chair lost his seat and then Cantor clarified his position, saying that he still supports “the principle” of the ENLIST Act but that the NDAA was not the right legislative vehicle to use.  The ENLIST Act is expected to be brought up again in the coming weeks or months.

So, say what you will about Cantor’s stance on amnesty. The facts speak for themselves.


February 5, 2013: Cantor shifts stance on immigration reform, backs pathway for ‘Dreamers’

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor called on Congress on Tuesday to carve out a pathway to citizenship for so-called Dreamers — illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. at a young age — making him the highest-ranking Republican leader to embrace the legalization of a broad category of people living in the U.S. illegally.

July 17, 2013: Cantor’s KIDS Act Coming Along

“The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing next week on the issue of granting citizenship to illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and Majority Leader Eric Cantor may introduce his bill on the topic this month.

Cantor made his most impassioned public case for the legislation yet at a press conference this morning, saying that addressing the fate of the so-called DREAMers – a reference to the DREAM Act, another bill that would afford citizenship to illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children — is “an issue of decency, of compassion.””

July 17, 2013: House lawmakers plan immigration tour

Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is among those planning to visit New York later this month on a three-day trip of immigration-focused events as part of the Becoming America tour, which is meant to spotlight the historical and personal aspects of immigration.

…The Becoming America tour isn’t meant to hash out the nitty-gritty of legislation or debate the politics of specific immigration policies. But lawmakers hope it will be a small step forward in Congress’s effort to enact immigration reform.

July 18, 2013: Cantor to Push for Immigration Reform at African Burial Ground National Monument

Later this month, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) is slated to visit New York to stump for an immigration bill as part of the bipartisan Becoming America tour. Among Cantor’s stops: Ellis Island, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and the African Burial Ground National Monument. Canter, among other Congressmen, is scheduled to speak at a naturalization and dine with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Cantor will be traveling with Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), former Bush commerce secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI), Michael Grimm (R-NY), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Lois Capps (D-CA), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Jim McGovern (D-MA), Susan Davis (D-CA), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY).

July 28, 2013: Jewish Center of Jackson Heights in Queens, New York  [Video available in article]

“House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), a proponent of tenets of the “Dream Act” for young illegal immigrants spoke before attendees at the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights in Queens, New York on Saturday. Cantor and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) were the only two Republicans at the event, which was organized by the Faith & Politics Institute.

The stop at the temple was part of a bipartisan tour of New York City over the weekend in which members of Congress supporting comprehensive immigration reform participated.

Other lawmakers at the Jewish Center in Jackson Heights were Reps. Joe Crowley (D-NY), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)….”

“Cantor thanked Diaz-Balart as well as Congressman Crowley, whose district was the site of the day’s event. “Luis [Gutierrez],” Cantor said, “the leadership you’re providing through thick and thin right now as we try and navigate these very tough political times in choppy waters. My hat is off to you. I’m very grateful.””

—– Dave Brat enters race —————–

Jan 6, 2014: Eric Cantor’s Challenger from the Right

“Add another to the lengthy list of contests between powerful Republican incumbents and Washington far-outsiders: An economics professor from Henrico, Va., Dave Brat, will announce his entry into the race for Eric Cantor’s House seat on January 9. He has already hired John Pudner of Concentric Direct as his consultant.”

April 10, 2014: Cantor’s ‘Pledge’ at Center of Secretive Immigration Push, Chairman Says

“House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) said that a promise Majority Leader Eric Cantor made last year is a major force behind the push to grant amnesty to illegal alien DREAMers who enlist in the military.

Cantor “made a pledge that he would help” Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) enact the proposal, McKeon said at a roundtable on Thursday morning in Washington, D.C.

As reported last week by Breitbart News, House Republicans had been quietly working working to insert the text of the proposal into an related Defense authorization bill, but after the issue became public McKeon announced he would not include it bill as introduced.”

Cantor’s pledge stems from Denham’s effort to offer the proposal as an amendment to the 2013 version of the National Defense Authorization Act. The amendment cleared the House Rules Committee and was set for a House vote before Cantor asked Denham to back down after a dramatic floor struggle with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte.

Goodlatte, whose committee has jurisdiction over immigration matters, has not weighed in publicly on the effort this year beyond telling Breitbart News “we’re working on it.”

Last week, after Denham said Cantor was “very” supportive of his efforts, a Cantor aide said “This policy issue is still being discussed at the committee level, and no commitments have been made on a path forward or the process if it were to move forward.”

But according to McKeon, Cantor did make a commitment to at least help Denham’s push.”

…“It is unconscionable that we would even consider allowing illegal immigrants to join our military when we have veterans – who have honorably served and defended our nation in combat and seek to continue doing so – that are being told that their service is no longer needed as we reduce the size of our force,” Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, told Breitbart News.”

April 14, 2014: Cantor Official Backs Amnesty for Dreamers Who Enlist”

“House Majority Leader Eric Cantor officially endorsed granting amnesty to illegal alien DREAMers if they enlist in the U.S. Military in comments a high-ranking operative who works for him made to Breitbart News.

“Mr. Cantor views military service as the highest service one can perform for our nation and if a young man or woman was brought to this country as a child and knows no other home and wants to serve our nation in uniform, he supports making that possible,” Cantor political adviser Ray Allen said.

The proposal in question would grant permanent legal status to illegal aliens who entered the country under the age of 15 before December 2011 if they enlist in the military — part of a class of individuals who have been nicknamed “DREAMers” in reference to the DREAM Act which would provide amnesty for all of them. A “dishonorable” discharge from the military would void eligibility…”

“Cantor’s support had previously been confirmed by both the proposal’s main proponent, Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), and the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA), but Cantor himself had not previously backed the policy himself. Cantor is not a co-sponsor of Denham’s bill.”

—– Cantor Ally Ousted as 7th District Chair —————–

May 10, 2014: Cantor faces tea party fury in his back yard

“Just a few miles from his family home, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) felt the wrath of the tea party Saturday, when activists in his congressional district booed and heckled the second-most powerful House Republican.

They also elected one of their own to lead Virginia’s 7th Congressional District Republican Committee, turning their back on Cantor’s choice for a post viewed as crucial by both tea party and establishment wings in determining control of the fractured state GOP.”

May 10, 2014: VA Tea Party Ousts Key Cantor Ally on his Home Turf

“On Saturday, Tea Party activists ousted a top ally of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) from a key Virginia chairmanship in Cantor’s own district, underscoring discontent Cantor is facing from conservative activists at home.”

—– Flip-Flop of Sorts: Pulls ENLIST Act from NDAA…. But, still supports it “in principle” —————–

May 16 2014: Eric Cantor won’t allow immigration on NDAA (April 2014)

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor won’t allow attempts next week to include a measure on a must-pass defense policy bill that would legalize young undocumented immigrants who serve in the military.  [He’s waiting till after the primary…. see the next article]

A spokesman confirmed Friday that the legislation, known as the Enlist Act, will not be among those debated with the National Defense Authorization Act, an annual bill that sets policy for the Pentagon. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), the Enlist Act’s chief sponsor, had pledged to bring it up as part of the floor battle over the defense bill.

“No proposed ENLIST amendments to NDAA will be made in order,” a Cantor spokesman, Doug Heye, said in an e-mail Friday. He did not elaborate immediately on the reasons.

May 21, 2014: Eric Cantor Supports ‘Principle’ of ENLIST Act, Says Bill Not Dead

On Wednesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) said he was for the “principle” of granting citizenship to DREAMers who serve in the military, but the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was not the place to do it.

Cantor also claimed that his views on the matter were not “political” – even though he had an about face on the issue after his top lieutenant was ousted as a district GOP chair on his own home turf two weeks ago –and left open the possibility that the House could have a vote later in the year on the ENLIST Act, which would award citizenship to illegal immigrant DREAMers in the military.

“I have been very definitive on this: I am for the principle, but I am not for using NDAA to do this,” Cantor told the Washington Post. “This is not a political matter, this is a serious issue involving military service.”

Cantor said that “service in our military is one of the highest honors that anyone could actually fulfill” and noted, “if you’re a kid who was brought here by your parents, in many cases unbeknownst to that person, and you want to serve in our military and you know no other country as home, you ought to be able to do that and be able to become a citizen if you have served in our country’s armed forces.”

Source: Eric Cantor Supports ‘Principle’ of ENLIST Act, Says Bill Not Dead

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Wednesday stressed his support for a legalization measure for young undocumented immigrants in the military, after he was criticized by advocates who see him as the main obstacle to immigration reform.

In an interview with POLITICO, Cantor said he backs the policy merits of the legislation from Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), which would give a path to legal permanent residency for immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children.

… Cantor and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) were also working on an immigration bill that would give legal status to young undocumented immigrants — a broader version of the military measure.

That legislation hasn’t materialized, but Cantor said Wednesday of what was tentatively named the Kids Act: “That is still under discussion.”

May 21, 2014: Cantor clarifies position on one part of immigration debate

House Majority Leader Eric I. Cantor (R-Va.) said Wednesday that he supports a GOP-sponsored measure that would allow the children of illegal immigrants who serve in the U.S. military to seek U.S. citizenship. But he declined again to say when or if he will schedule a vote on the proposal… In an interview with The Washington Post, Cantor sought to push back against news reports and comments from immigration reform activists this week who have suggested that he is purposely blocking the proposal from receiving a vote as an amendment to the annual defense authorization bill. “

“I just think — and have said repeatedly over the last weeks, if not months — that the NDAA is not the appropriate place for this, but I support the principle,” he added later.

June 2, 2014: Eric Cantor sends Another Deceptive Anti-Amnesty Mailer

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) is at it again.

After sending a deceptive anti-amnesty mailer last week to voters, Cantor’s campaign sent out another this week just days before his June 10 primary against Dave Brat, who has been attacking Cantor on immigration. The new mailer touts the “conservative” Eric Cantor who is “stopping” the “Obama-Reid plan to give illegal aliens amnesty,” according to Politico. The mailer criticizes President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) for promoting amnesty that would “ignore the rule of law” and “reward people for illegal behavior.”

June 8, 2014: Cantor Wants Youth Amnesty Deal With Obama

GOP Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor called for a compromise immigration deal with President Barack Obama during a campaign interview with a local Virginia TV station.

“I have told the president, there are some things we can work on together,” he said in the WTVR interview.

“We can work on the border security bill together, we can work on something like the kids,” he said referring to his proposal to offer some undetermined variety of amnesty to the children and youths of millions of parents who entered the country illegally.

“So far, the president has just insisted that it’s all or nothing, [it is] my way or the highway,” Cantor complained. “That’s not going to happen,” he added.

Amnesty for Youth Leads to Amnesty for All

Understand that the GOP’s plan to grant amnesty to people under 30-years-old (KIDS Act) or illegals who enlist in the military (ENLIST Act) is the first step towards granting amnesty to all.

Look at the news this week about tens of thousands of youth being “warehoused” as the flood over the border.  What are we supposed to do with these minors if we don’t bring their parents to the US?  Put them into a foster care system that can’t find permanent placements for American children?  No — once the youth are granted amnesty the cry will be made in the name of “family preservation” to bring their parents, siblings, grandparents and other relatives to the US and grant them amnesty, also.

The immigration laws are in place for a reason. It’s time to uphold them.

Every one of my grandparents came here as immigrants — Polish Jews, Italian Catholics, Irish Protestants and German Lutherans. They came the proper way — through the front door — and were processed through Castle Garden and Ellis Island. Some of their family and friends were sent back to their country of origin because of things as simple as infectious disease. Others were denied because of lack of skills — they were unable to support themselves upon arrival here.

Here are the laws. Notice, there’s an entire section on the “selection system.” Immigration is not intended to be an open-door system.…/ilink/docView/SLB/HTML/SLB/act.html

Immigrants Already Standing in Line

And humor me this — if you grant amnesty to all of these who broke the law to get here, are you going to grant amnesty to all of those currently awaiting naturalization and those waiting to come to the US? Are you going to waive their fees and requirements? I know some of those people and they’ve invested time, energy and money to EARN their citizenship. Everyone of them had to jump through multiple hoops to have their petition for naturalization approved.

Ours is a nation of laws, and not of men.

It’s time to honor the Rule of Law. It’s time to secure the borders — some of the people crossing the border are not just people coming here for work. [2010 – Feds Issue Terror Watch for the Texas/Mexico Border]

There is a “tipping point” for this nation where we will be unable to support all of the people who need help — heck, are we not there already? Our nation is already unable to employ our friends and neighbors,and is already being crushed under the weight of the costs of social services for people unable to support themselves.  Do the math and tell me how we are to absorb millions more people?

Cantor Lies

The other issue here is that Cantor is outright LYING about his stance on immigration. Reviewing this timeline, you see that he has supported amnesty since at least January 2013 and still now has gone on record supporting it. There really is no flip-flop — except in his ads!

Okay — so it’s a campaign and all politicians lie to get elected, right? If he lies to his constituents on something as easy to research as this…. when else HAS and WILL he lie to us?

My read on this?

Cantor really didn’t even flip-flop —  he’s always been FOR amnesty. He basically just delayed a vote on it by pulling it from NDAA and holding it til post-primary.

YOUR DECISION: Tuesday, June 10th

You have a decision to make.  There is no democrat in the race, so you can vote your conscience without fear of losing the seat to the democrats.

Do your homework and then plan to vote on Tuesday.

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Posted by on June 9, 2014 in politics


Memorial Day – The Inside Perspective

Once again, I’d like to thank my friend, GI Joey D for this memorial to his Special Forces buddies and to all of those who have served and sacrificed their own lives, so that we may continue to live ours. God will grant eternal grace on their souls.

Disrupt the Narrative

I received this in 2012, written by a man I am honored to call friend – one of the true good guys who laid his life on the line so that the rest of us wouldn’t have to. Sending all my gratitude this Memorial Day to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. And to their family and friends – thank you; we owe you a debt that we can never repay.

“I wrote this several years ago for Memorial day. Sorry poetry is not my thing. I just don’t have the knack, but I didn’t want to make it a short story either. Do with it what you want to, but please do take a moment on Monday.”


The rain drips off the peak of my cap;

Speckles my vision.

The marching band plays in G major, but I hear only minor chords.

Old Glory passes by and I…

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Posted by on May 25, 2014 in politics




A Republican senator views the future with alarm – have we changed, as he says, “from the liberty-loving democracy to a fear-stricken mass of automatons”?

By Arthur R. Robinson, United States Senator from Indiana

We are going through a revolution. Call it what you may — a “change”; and “evolution”; “gradual substitution”; or simply “the New Deal” – the fact is that we have change from a liberty-loving democracy to a fear-stricken mass of automatons ruled by an army of bureaucrats.

Our bureaus which were formerly our servants have now become our masters. Bureaucracy has gone wild in the last year. Today we see a superstructure of more than forty agencies with upward of 40,000 additional government employees.

This is but the beginning. As the gradual change in our form of government moves forward, new agencies are needed. This means more federal employees, more supervision, more bureaucracy – and it all means more money from the citizens’ pocketbooks. But these bureaucrats, utterly irresponsible, do not care who pays the bill so long as they can go merrily on.

This towering burden of bureaucracy contains many incipient dangers to American democracy. We now see in process a moving away from the democracy toward an autocracy of executive dictatorship with countless bureaus and employees, all independent of control by the electorate.

These bureaucrats represent,in large part, plain political spoils. Once in, it is almost impossible to dislodge them, for they wield an increasingly great amount of political influence.

The Home Owners Loan Corporation is reputed to be the worst offending agency of the emergency set-up in this regard. The Senate adopted an amendment to a bill which would make it possible to employ personnel in the HOLC without regard to political considerations. The Senate adopted the amendment; the President wanted it and the HOLC board wanted it; but when the bill reached the House, that body struck out the amendment. Few more unpatriotic acts have been charged against either house of Congress. Yet ever since the advent of the new deal, if anyone has dared criticize, he has been branded “unpatriotic,” “old dealer,” “Tory,” or “standpatter.”

No one has any thought of quarreling with the good intentions of the administration, but present efforts toward recovery have resulted in a virtual abdication of power by the people’s Congress and in a government by Presidential proclamation and edict. Indeed, the system of government now extant is alarmingly reminiscent of the old Russian government by ukase under the czars.

The first step in the much advertised revolution is the virtual abdication of control by representatives of the electorate under the guise of “emergency legislation.” But too often “emergency” enactment graduates into permanent legislation. A majority vote in Congress enacts legislation, but it requires a two-thirds vote to override a veto. Thus constitutional controls are displaced by extra-constitutional controls. This first revolutionary step is bound up with efforts toward hybrid control, some of which is voluntary and some involuntary. Thus as much of the New Deal’s voluntary crop-control efforts fails, we see the administration swinging into an era of compulsory control -witness the Bankhead cotton bill.

Compulsory control is the second major step in the revolution. In industry, with the NRA (National Recovery Agency), we are living under a bureaucracy. Now we learn that the NRA may be made permanent. Industry is being governed by codes, and agriculture is being regimented by voluntary and involuntary crop- and stock-control efforts.

Almost every act of our daily life is influenced directly or indirectly by some of this army of bureaucrats. Here are some of the bureaus or controls, almost every one set up under the New DealAAA, CAB, CC, CCC, CCC [Commodity Credit Corporation], CFC, CSB, CWA, DLB, DSH, Ex-IB, Ex-IB (2), EC, ECPC, EHFA, ECW, FACA, FSLD, FCA, FERA, FFMC, FSRC, FLB, FICB, FSHC, FHLBB, FCOT, FDIC, HOLC, IAB, IBRT, ITPC, LAB, NCB, NEC, NLB, NPB, NRA, NRRB, NPSAC, PAB, PWA, PWEHC, PLPB, SAB, SPBW, RCA, RACC, RFC, SES, TVA, TVAS, USIS, and others.

A political raid foreshadowed what would happen as soon as the bureaucrats could get into the saddle. Just before the present administration came in to power the Senate adopted a resolution demanding that it be furnished with a list of the available jobs in the public service.

This list made a volume of more than four hundred pages and was soon characterized as the “plunder book.” Ironically enough, it was issued on the anniversary of the signing of the first Civil Service Act. Needless to recount what was done with trained and efficient service employees— a literal clean sweep was made by the New Deal regardless of merit or experience.

But the real iniquities began to appear with the Civil Service itself was figuratively tossed out the window and thousands of new employees hired without regard to training or qualifications. Under the lash of the Executive last March, the Congress passed the cruel and inhumane so-called Economy Act. It reduced the budget a few hundred million dollars, but it impoverished thousands of disabled veterans and their families, and depleted purchasing power at a time when it was most seriously needed.

A few millions were lopped from the budget by cutting veterans’ benefits, and several times that amount expended on tree planting in the CCC. Moreover, $148,000,000 was taken from the public works allocation and from labor in the building trades to get the CCC started. Thus useful projects for which money was allocated had to be delayed. Able-bodied young men between eighteen and twenty-five were given jobs while at the same time thousands of disabled war veterans were thrown on charity and relief.

In its annual report last June — and that was before most of the new bureaucratic units had been set up — the National Civil Service Reform League said:

The new administration has turned it’s back on the only method of safeguarding these new agencies from maladministration. Without a single exception the agencies of government thus created have been thrown open to the political spoilsmen to do with as they see fit. The excuse given one objection is made to exemption from civil service tests has been that these agencies are a part of the emergency program and that they may prove temporary in character. A more specious excuse could not be devised to hoodwink the public.

Mark you, this comes from a distinguished nonpartisan body of citizens.

The role of the spoilsman has been eased considerably by the administration’s novel double-budget system. We have had an “ordinary” and an “extraordinary” budget. The former was used to include the ordinary business of operating the government, the latter as a “catch-all” for the emergency expenditures.

When the New Deal was to make a great show of “balancing the budget,” or “reducing expenditures,” and “redeeming pledges to reduce expenditures,” it referred to the ordinary budget. But when it asked Congress for an appropriation of a few million or a few billion dollars, it used the extraordinary budget.

As a result we are faced with a treasury deficit of upwards of ten billions and our national indebtedness will reach a new high when it hits the thirty-two billion mark.

The people should refuse to be deceived any longer. Either we must retrench and safeguard our financial standing or we shall be plunged headlong into reckless and utterly uncontrolled inflation.

More alarming still are the estimates which show that a year after the New Deal began approximately one out of every six persons in the United States owed part or all of his living to the bounty of the federal treasury. In addition to this number more than 860,000 were mortgagors or borrowers of the federal government.

However, the real danger is that almost enough people now owe their living to Uncle Sam to control elections and make this dangerous bureaucracy self-perpetuating. Such a step has obvious perils. It would lead to violent change. Either an extreme right-wing or some form of Fascist control would develop, or the machinery of government would suffer a complete breakdown, which would be followed by extreme left-wing control, communism, or something worse.

We have seen power become more and more centralized. We have seen state lines practically obliterated by controls from Washington, as the federal government has taken over more and more of the so-called reserved powers of the states. New state-encroachment bills are being passed today. With these emergency controls we see regimentation of agriculture and industry. The next step, and the one in the midst of which we find ourselves, is that of compulsory control. After this will come absolute price fixing, and then we may expect a sharp era of income regulation. What next? The collectivism of the New Deal will lead us, if we are not careful, into an era of thoroughgoing regulation. This regulation, if carried to its logical conclusion, may well bring on an autocratic government.

Let America beware!

Bureaucracy never means efficiency — it always spells inefficiency. Look at what it did to Russia during the Russo-Japanese War. We are in the midst of a world that envies us, to say the least. We have a enormous international problems. Bureaucracy, irresponsible and its nature, can settle none of them. Representative government, imperfect though it may be, is still the most efficient devised by man. Let us not discard it.  Constitutional government is as essential to the American people today as it any time in the past.

Only by demolition of much of the vicious structure of bureaucracy which has so suddenly grown up among us may we preserve our freedom and the Constitution of the United States which guarantees a square deal to all men.

The End

This article was published on September 22, 1934 in Liberty magazine. With a few minor changes, it could have been written today. Eighty years later we have failed to heed Senator Robinson’s warning and have instead allowed the federal bureaucracies to expand and flourish – further increasing the federal powers (and debt) while diminishing the States’ powers. We still make first cuts at the expense of our veterans. Senator Robinson references a mere forty new bureaucracies. How shocked would he be to discover the eleven pages of Cabinets, Agencies, Bureaus, Departments, and others currently listed on the federal government’s registry? How would he view our current debt problem and our treatment of veterans?

The article notes “Senator Robinson has been a hard, consistent fighter in the cause of nationalism, also against foreign debt cancellation – on which subject he has spoken his mind in Liberty. He is known especially as a Senatorial champion of veterans’ claims; he himself served in the A.E.F. and the army of occupation on the Rhine, and rose from shavetail to major.”

Franklin Roosevelt had been in office for just over one year and America was in the depths of the Great Depression. Unemployment FELL to 21.7%.


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Memorial Day – The Inside Perspective

I received this in 2012, written by a man I am honored to call friend – one of the true good guys who laid his life on the line so that the rest of us wouldn’t have to. Sending all my gratitude this Memorial Day to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. And to their family and friends – thank you; we owe you a debt that we can never repay.

“I wrote this several years ago for Memorial day. Sorry poetry is not my thing. I just don’t have the knack, but I didn’t want to make it a short story either. Do with it what you want to, but please do take a moment on Monday.”


The rain drips off the peak of my cap;

Speckles my vision.

The marching band plays in G major, but I hear only minor chords.

Old Glory passes by and I make the automatic but heartfelt salute.

I attend the ball games and barbeques

But I am not really there.

I want to leave so as not to bring down the party.

I am remembering. Remembering and feeling.

As I visit flag adorned graves I drift to other days.

The older I get the more keenly I feel the sting that is Memorial Day.

The parade of faces and names begins again: Ox, Moge, Vaughn, Chief, and the rest.

All good men. All gone. All cut down violently.

Civilians cannot understand.

I go off by myself. In my mind we prep for another patrol.

We kit up. We check comms. We return to that lethal headspace that our families suspect but don’t know.

I get the thumbs up from the team and we walk the walk again.

The enemy tries to surprise, but we are too fast, too practiced.

Rifle fire, butt stroke, knife blades flashing, lethal hand strikes. We play that symphony again.

We sweep through.

I check my men. Ox, Moge, Vaughn, Chief. We are all here. They are fine.

Consolidate, prepare to repell, call it in. We are victorious because the only realy victory is living through it with your brothers. Else is failure.

Politicians and civilians think otherwise.

Lord, forgive them their ignorance. We die that they may keep it.

Academics pose irrelevant questions about the good men on the other side. They too have family.

I care not a whit. I neither mourn their losses nor revel in their death. Their death that is my fault.

What do academics know of death, life, and brotherhood? Such things are not in books. They are in gunfire.

I see my brothers thru the smokey veil now. I try to walk through but cannot.

They go back to their patrol base and disappear back into the rain as Old Glory passes by.

I smile the grim and sardonic smile of every grunt.

I have been left behind again. They go forward.

I will see them again next year.

Taps sounds. I am asked if I want another hot dog and which game I want to watch.

The meat is tasteless. I mechanically watch the game. The centerfielder is good.

Chief liked baseball, I recall.

Memorial Day – thank God it only comes once a year.
“Running from fear is more painful than facing it.”


Posted by on May 24, 2013 in politics



Action Alert: The Prevent IRS Overreach Act

Please share this information to your friends, groups and lists to get this bill passed. Contact your Congressman and ask them to co-sponsor this bill.

Things have changed in Washington, since the Benghazi and IRS scandals have been picked up by the media. We need to engage now, like we never have before. Let’s get involved and keep the momentum going til Obama, Harry, Nancy and the rest of the socialists are running out of Washington.

Forbes Introduces Bill to Stop IRS from Using Obamacare Tax as Next Political Bludgeon

Washington, D.C., May 15 –
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) announced today that he is introducing legislation that would prohibit a massive expansion of the Internal Revenue Service at a time when many Americans are calling into question the integrity of what should be a non-partisan, non-political government agency. The Prevent IRS Overreach Act would prohibit the IRS from hiring any personnel for the purpose of implementing the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The bill introduction comes on the heels of confirmation that the IRS has purposely targeted applicants for tax-exempt status for having “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their names — demanding confidential donor lists and delaying applications in many cases for years.

“Americans have witnessed egregious political bullying at the hands of IRS agents — bullying that senior leadership of the IRS have been aware of for two years. Under current law, the authority to implement the President’s healthcare tax rests with the very people who used their government positions to act as political operatives working to influence the electoral process. I’m introducing legislation today to prevent the IRS from being handed their newest bludgeon to target businesses and individuals that do not come in line with their political philosophy or policy positions. The IRS would be better to police its own than to police the millions of Americans who believe this healthcare law to be bad for their families and bad for our businesses,” Forbes said.

The scandal-plagued agency has publicly admitted that it wrongfully subjected tax-exempt groups with conservative leaning ideologies to intense and unnecessary scrutiny, targeting groups in some cases simply for purposes such as “Educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.” The IRS is now the subject of a federal criminal investigation to determine whether agents knowingly and willfully violated the law by using their official positions to tamper with election processes. Congressman Forbes’ “Prevent IRS Overreach Act” is a necessary step towards reining in an overtly intrusive government which has once again failed to hold itself accountable.

This is a partial copy of correspondence from Congressman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia:
As Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, I took part in investigating and putting forward a report on Benghazi in conjunction with four other committee chairmen. We will continue investigating until we have all the answers. The brave whistleblowers that came forward last week reveal that there is much more to this story.

I will be keeping a close eye on the investigation by the House Ways and Means Committee to see if the IRS made significant attempts to violate your First Amendment rights. This story is rapidly evolving. My hope is that whoever is responsible for these decisions will be disciplined. An apology by the IRS just doesn’t cut it.

It has been a big week and I plan on finding answers to the serious questions raised by these reports.

h/t America Conservative 2 Conservative at:

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Posted by on May 16, 2013 in politics


Illegal Aliens

Has it occured to anyone that if illegal aliens exerted as much effort working to change their own country that they would not need to spend so much time trying to change the United States of America?

So, in the words of Mr. Mark Levin, “There, I said it. What are you going to do about it?”

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Posted by on May 6, 2013 in politics


American Mengele – Death, Outrage, and Kermit Gosnell

The mass shootings at Columbine High School and Sandy Hook Elementary School drove liberals, the media, and the anti-gun, anti-2nd Amendment brigade into an all out frenzy to ban any and all weapons for the sake of the safety of the children. It’s always for the children isn’t it?

So where are those same liberals, media, and anti-2nd Amendment brigade when it comes to the thousands of murders committed by our own Joseph Mengele? What about THOSE children? Let’s not mince words here, many of these children were born alive, healthy, and viable and Gosnell or a member of his untrained staff jammed a pair of surgical scissors into the back of their neck and severed their spinal cord.

You don’t have to take my word for it, all the sickening details can be found in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s report to the Grand Jury. Page 99 of the report begins the details the intentional killing of viable babies substantiated with testimony from clinic employees who were directly involved with the slaughter. Be warned, the report and photos are graphic and disturbing beyond belief. Not much disturbs me anymore; this report nearly made me vomit and did bring me to tears.

Despite numerous allegations of wrong-doing, the Pennsylvania Department of Health failed repeatedly to respond or investigate any charges made post 1993; Gosnell was free to butcher women and infants without fear of reprisal. Why did the state refuse to investigate these charges? Why despite reports of wrong doing did the state regulators not only not respond to reports, why didn’t they even perform inspections of any kind on Gosnell’s clinic after the inspection in 1993? reported:

Gosnell’s clinic was reinspected in 1989, 1992, and 1993. Each time, deficiencies were found, including no nurses overseeing the recovery room, missing lab work, no obstetrician-gynecologist on staff, and out-of-date medication. Yet each time, state evaluators reapproved the clinic without requiring or verifying corrective actions.

In early 2002, in response to an inquiry by a lawyer suing Gosnell for malpractice in the death of a patient, a state Health Department official said the agency had received no complaints against the doctor. In fact, it had received four complaints.

In 2007, the Delaware County Medical Examiner’s Office autopsied a stillborn baby, delivered by Gosnell at 30 weeks. The coroner alerted the state Health Department’s top attorney about the potential violation of the abortion control law. It bans abortions after 24 weeks unless the woman’s life is at risk, among other conditions. Instead of investigating, the agency’s attorney said, neither the Health Department nor the medical licensing board had any authority over the matter.

State health officials did not investigate even after learning of the November 2009 death of Karnamaya Mongar, who developed a fatal heart arrhythmia after being overdosed on anesthetics at Gosnell’s clinic, according to the jury’s report.

The Department of State’s Board of Medicine, which licenses medical professionals, also turned blind eyes, the report says. For example, it took no action nine years ago when a former Gosnell employee reported the illegal practice that years later led to Mongar’s death: Unlicensed, barely trained workers were anesthetizing patients before he arrived at the clinic.

Board attorneys also “disregarded notices that numerous patients . . . were hospitalized . . . with fetal remains still inside; and with perforated uteruses, cervixes, and bowels.”

Kirsten Powers, resident liberal at Fox News has even questioned the lefts’ absolute silence on Gosnell’s house of horrors, but Kirsten shouldn’t be surprised – they care about the children only when the children are convenient for their narrative. Murdering well over fifty thousand predominately black and brown babies passes muster because abortion is legal and all abortion including late-term abortions are perfectly acceptable according to President Barack Hussein Obama and his followers. Remember, he would never want one of his daughters “punished with a baby”. Interesting choice of words from a literal bastard, but I digress.

The children murdered by Gosnell and his staff were not merely zygotes without form, these were fully formed INFANTS – babies that could have just as easily been swaddled in pink or blue blankets and sent home with a full life ahead of them.

I admit that I have, in the past, been a pro-choice advocate, and even though I have been pro-life for several years, I still held the belief that abortion was acceptable in certain cases. The grand jury report and the photos changed that. Whether inside or outside of the womb, it is murder. If you still feel it is acceptable, you didn’t read the report and you refused to look at the pictures.

Please visit for a short documentary film about Gosnell’s atrocities as well as additional information regarding the case. Also visit where you can view the film detailing the truth behind Margaret Sanger’s vision for black genocide in America via Planned Parenthood. Isn’t it ironic that the very demographic intended to be eradicated by genocide is the very demographic that most strongly supports the very organization put into place to bring about their demise?

I submit that the simultaneous viewing of Maafa21 followed immediately by 3801 Lancaster and a full review of the grand jury report will move any pro-life/pro-abortion fence-sitter fully into the pro-life camp and if it doesn’t, well, as we all have witnessed too many times, those without souls do dwell among us.


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45 Communist Goals by Dr. Cleon Skousen (1958)

The following is a list of Current Communist Goals as revealed by Dr. Cleon Skousen in The Naked Communist, written in 1958 and read into the Congressional Record in 1963. Of the 45, I can provide specific examples to at least 40 of them. While they may be masqueraded under the guise of something other than communism, the final result is the same – the dissolution of the Constitutional Republic that is the foundation of the United States of America. It’s interesting that the Representative was a member of the Democratic Party, the very party that has been largely enveloped by those with Communist and Socialist beliefs. Let’s see where we are in 2013. As you read, keep in mind that this list was written in 1958.

Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35
January 10, 1963

Current Communist Goals



Thursday, January 10, 1963

Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.

At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen:

[From “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen]


1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. (CHECK. Presidents (both parties) have routinely supported U.N. measures that subject our sovereign power to the U.N.)

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war. (CHECK. #44 has made a systematic effort to decrease the U.S. number of nuclear warheads while our enemies continue to grow theirs.)

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength. (CHECK. #44 not only apologizes for our strengths, but works to undermine them in the name of moral strength.)

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. (CHECK.)

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites. (CHECK. Let’s understand this does not refer to satellites in the sky, but to governments supportive of Communist Russia’s agenda. Currently, these would be the governments who embrace totalitarian regimes.)

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination. (CHECK. Currently this refers not only to Communist domination, but also to Radical Islamic domination, i.e. Al Qaeda, Taliban, Hamas, etc.)

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N. (CHECK. 1971)

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N. (CHECK. 1961 – remember, this list was written in 1958.)

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress. (CHECK. Even in 2013 the conference is still going on.)

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N. (CHECK, what are now Belarus and Ukraine were Soviet satellites until gaining their independence in 1991.)

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.) (CHECK. Agenda 21.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party. (CHECK – is it illegal? Nope, these days we are surrounded by mindless twits who think “Socialism is Cool”.)

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths. (CHECK. Note the continued degradation of The Pledge of Allegiance and the systematic removal from schools and community government events.)

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office. (CHECK. Not only does Russia have access, the entire world has access via the USPTO website.)

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States. (CHECK. The Democratic Party ideals are largely communistic in nature. Whether or not they want to recognize or admit it.)

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights. (CHECK, CHECK, CHECK. Too many examples to list.)

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks. (CHECK, and none are so insidious as the NEA.)

18. Gain control of all student newspapers. (CHECK. Control the schools, control their media.)

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions. (CHECK, CHECK, CHECK. Too many to list, but the December 30, 2012 Op-Ed favoring dumping The Constitution is a good example.)

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures. (CHECK, CHECK, CHECK.)

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.” (CHECK. Look around. How many sculptures do you look at and ask, what the heck is that supposed to be?)

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.” (CHECK. Jesus on the Cross in urine, Mary surrounded by multiple buttocks with elephant dung, etc. all praised as “art”. I won’t give the artists the dignity of mentioning their names.)

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press. (CHECK. Many of us remember George Carlin’s Seven Forbidden Words. While all of them can now be heard on cable channels, most of them can be heard on even network television.)

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV. (CHECK. In 1953, the word “pregnant” could not be said on the I Love Lucy Show. We can all name shows where married couples had twin beds. Now, anything goes and what is on even network television used to be referred to as pornography.)

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.” (CHECK, CHECK, CHECK. The point here? Undermine the family unit and weaken the community by creating single parent homes and non-reproductive couples. However, as many same-sex couples do have the desire to have children, this aspect of the mission has failed to a degree. The irony is that most “isms” consider homosexuality as offensive, however, as with anything else, it provides a means to their ends and the homosexual population are too eager to join the cause without knowing the history behind the “acceptance”. )

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.” (CHECK, CHECK, CHECK.)

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principal of “separation of church and state.” (CHECK. The ACLU and atheist groups have made this their primary mission. And the ignorance of the American people and the courts have allowed it to continue. THERE IS NO SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE CLAUSE IN THE CONSTITUTION.)

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis. (CHECK. See #20. Even sadder, a few years ago, a dear friend of mine referred to The Constitution as “just a 200-year-old piece of paper”.)

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.” (CHECK.)

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over. (CHECK.)

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc. (CHECK. Wilson, FDR, LBJ, and the hits keep coming under #44’s regime.)

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus. (In progress. The EPA and onslaught of Executive Orders are two of the strongest examples of completely bypassing the checks and balances created in the Constitution.)

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities. (CHECK. Renamed to Internal Security Committee in 1969 and eliminated in 1975. In 1959 Truman called it “the most un-American thing in the country today.”)

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions. (CHECK. We all remember SEIU President Andy Stearn’s Marxist tribute when he announced Workers of The World Unite.” Here’s #44 saying his presidency will be for the SEIU.)

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business. (CHECK. If you can’t infiltrate, create your own. Think “Global Warming” and Green Energy.)

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].  (CHECK to the 2nd statement. We all remember when it was widely accepted that some people are just plain mean. Now, the blame has to be shifted to some ethereal psychiatric disorder so that the person can be held harmless for their deeds.)

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. (CHECK. See 22-28. In 1950 there were 385,144 divorces. By 2009 that number has jumped to 2,318,615.)

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents. (CHECK. Rather than raising children away from parents, this was accomplished through removing parental guidance in the home and the promotion of ideas like freedom of expression, being your child’s best friend, removal of rules in the home by “training” parents that discipline was bad for their child’s self-esteem, etc.)

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [“]united force[“] to solve economic, political or social problems. (CHECK. Three words – Occupy Wall Street.)

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government. (CHECK. If not all, certainly several. Mau Mau Uprising anyone? Hmmm, what rings about the Mau Mau Uprising? Oh yes, it took place in Kenya, home of #44’s “father”.)

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal. (CHECK. In 1999 the U.S. handed the Panama Canal over to the corrupt government of Panama. Panama subsequently signed a 50-year lease for two ports at each end of the Canal with Hong Kong’s Hutchison Whampoa Company, run by Li Ka-shing, who is closely associated with the Beijing regime. This gave China’s Communist Party de facto control over the most strategic waterway in the West.)

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike. (IN PROGRESS. In the following year, 1959, Hubert Humphrey introduced into the Senate S. Res. 94 to repeal the Connally Reservation. This was followed by H. Res. 267 was introduced in favor of Humphrey’s bill. While no official repeal is found in the Congressional records it is widely known that #44 and his supporters favor acquiescing to international law in U.S. cases.)



Posted by on January 8, 2013 in Barack Obama, Communism, Socialism


The Socialist Mind Game: A Brief Manual

The following article was originally posted on American Thinker.

In early 2009 I became acquainted with someone who had defected from Communist Russia in the 1960’s. His perspective is virtually identical to Mr. Atbashian’s and I’m sure many readers are also acquainted with defectors who came to the U.S. to escape communism only to find their new home welcoming and embracing communism under the guise of “helping the little people”.  January 2, 2013

The Socialist Mind Game: A Brief Manual

By Oleg Atbashian

We are being played; it’s time we learned the game.

Conservatives have their Constitution.  Progressives have their Narrative.  The current battle for America is between these two concepts, and each side uses different rules to fight it.

One set of rules is consistent with an unchanging objective: limited government and individual freedoms.  The other side’s rules are as fickle as their goals, which are never fully disclosed beyond the equivocal references to fairness and hyphenated forms of justice.  They will have to remain vague and deny their true allegiances until a time when American voters will no longer squirm at the word “socialism.”

And yet spotting them isn’t that hard.  As a bird is known by his feathers, socialists are known by their Game.

First tried and mastered in the USSR, the Game has since been popularized around the world, assuming various forms, names, and colors — from red to brown to green.  It is now taking hold in the United States under the blue web banners of Obama’s campaign infomercials.

The laws of society and human nature are such that socialism can only be achieved through a certain sequence of steps and manipulations.  For instance, the only way to attain material equality is to confiscate someone’s property and give it to others.  That necessitates a centralized mechanism of coercion, redistribution, and control.  Such a system gives extraordinary corrupting powers to a small centralized elite, while turning the rest of the citizenry into a compliant, obsequious herd.

All those who claimed they can do it differently were doomed to retrace the same path.  Once you unleash the ancient powers of collectivism, you have only two options: control the human herd or be trampled underfoot.

Drawing blood is always an option, but there’s also a “cleaner” way to control the crowds by manipulating their minds with the cattle prods of collectivist morals and a fictional narrative that supplants the reality. 

Let’s call it the Mind Game of Manipulative Illusions.                                                  

The Game existed since Cain and Abel, but it developed into an art form in the 20th century, with the rise of totalitarian regimes armed with state-controlled education, entertainment, and the media. 

For a dictatorship to run efficiently, a sufficient number of people must give the regime a moral license to rule over them.  The Mind Game of Manipulative Illusions secures and extends such a license.

Even the Soviet Communists, with all their tools of repression and fear, with all their power over anyone’s life and death, were still pressed to play mind games to make the people feel good about the Party rule.  Towards the end they went easy on the Game and relaxed their grip on the media, entertainment, and education, accepting the policies of Glasnost.  Once they lost the ability to control people’s hearts and minds, they also lost their moral license and, with it, the country.

The Game can mutate and adjust to different cultures, but its basic rules always remain as follows:

Socialism is not just about taking away your money; it’s also about making you praise the takers as your saviors.  You are expected to feel good about being robbed of opportunities, talents, and success.  You must agree that “you didn’t build that.” There must be a popular consensus that the crumbs you are getting back from the government are a sign of caring and largess — not a meager fraction of your actual earnings.  Last but not least, you must sincerely believe that those who are trying to protect you from the thieves are really your enemies and deserve to be destroyed. 

Building up and maintaining such an illusion on a massive scale requires participation of the media, education, and entertainment industries in a coordinated, long-term propaganda campaign. 

Once the illusion reaches a critical mass, those afflicted by it become immune to facts, numbers, or rational arguments.  Confronting them with logic will only cause more resentment, name-calling and, sometimes, violence.

The little game of illusions that President Obama is running under the name of “tax cuts for the middle class” is part of the larger Game; it contains all of the above elements.

The plan is to pass yet another extension of Bush’s tax cuts – i.e., to keep the status quo for the most while excluding families with a joint income of over $250,000.  In plain speak, it’s a tax hike.  But calling things by their real names would be against the rules; this isn’t how the Game is played.

This mass mailing from Obama’s Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter shows us how to play it:

I hope you had a lovely holiday and all is well.  I’m writing with a quick update on the “fiscal cliff” and how you can get involved.

Right now, President Obama is asking you to think about what $2,000 a year means to you and your family — because Congress needs to hear it.

The Senate has passed a bill that stops taxes from going up for 98 percent of American families, and asks those who can afford it to pay a little more.  If the House follows suit, President Obama is ready to sign it as soon as it hits his desk.

If they fail to do so, a typical middle-class family of four will see their taxes go up by $2,000 in just a few short weeks.

President Obama is asking Congress to do the right thing and act before the New Year, but he needs our help.  We’ve got a good track record here: When we make our voices heard and urge Congress to take action — whether it’s about health care, student loans, Wall Street reform, or “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” — they listen.

Watch this new video about the President’s tax plan, and take a moment to share your story: What does $2,000 a year mean to you and your family?

Listening to Obama now, one could have never guessed that these are the same “Bush’s tax cuts,” against which he had vigorously campaigned in the past — just like one could have never learned from his previous speeches that the reviled “tax cuts for the rich” had been saving middle-class families as much as $2,200 a year.

Until recently, the $2,200 amount was treated as classified information, which the Administration and the compliant media deemed unfit for consumption by the unwashed masses.  Now that Obama wins reelection and needs to postpone the economic disaster caused by his first term, he “declassifies” the previously subversive amount and parades it on as a centerpiece of his new glorious campaign for the people.

Simply put, Obama first discredits his predecessor’s idea, then steals it, bundles it with a job-killing tax hike, and rebrands it as his own benevolent gift to the toiling masses.  Judging by responses on Obama’s official blog,, and Twitter, many of his supporters believe they are actually getting something out of it — but in reality they are about to lose what they have due to the resulting cutbacks, layoffs, and price increases.

As the Game goes on, just feeling good about the imaginary gift is no longer enough.  You are expected to participate in spreading this Orwellian fantasy by haranguing Congress with demands of a tax hike while calling it a tax cut.

Join the herd and you will experience the collectivist sense of belonging, entitlement, and empowerment by engaging in quixotic class-struggle against the mythical windmills and all those mean-spirited capitalists who are conspiring to rob you of the rightful $2,200 disbursement.  Forget the phrase “policies that got us into this mess”; these policies are now all about “doing the right thing.”

You end up with a sincere belief that greedy corporations, Republicans, the Tea Party, and the rest of the profligates opposing Obama’s policies are the perfidious enemy who deserves to be punished and purged.

If you’re wondering what kind of ignorant, misinformed, and morally misguided fools would fall for this trick, look no further than Obama’s most recent 56% job approval rating in the midst of a needlessly prolonged recession.  The White House propagandist Stephanie Cutter knows her demographic and constructs simple phrases she believes they can understand.  However, one question remains: if the Obama voters are the best and the brightest half of this nation, why does Ms. Cutter talk to them in the tone of a condescending kindergarten teacher?

The Game has a part for everyone, from top to bottom.  As the top players obtain unprecedented powers, those at the bottom get high on the palliative illusion of safety and well-being.

That illusion is as powerful as it is addictive; a mere exposure to facts of life will cause the addict to writhe in agony.  It is truly the Oxycontin for the masses.  No presidential candidate can win on the promise of withdrawal; those who feel entitled to a pain-free existence will only vote for better and stronger illusions.  The more the addiction spreads, the slimmer the chances of a realist ever occupying the White House again.

This can last for as long as there are enough productive taxpayers to support the habit.  Once they also get hooked, stop working, or the system runs out of resources, expect a fearsome, excruciating withdrawal of epic proportions.  Until then, keep rational arguments to yourself unless you crave losing friends and alienating people.

If you tell them that there is no such thing as a pain-free life, they’ll think you are some sadistic fascist who thrives on pain and takes pleasure in hurting people.

The problem with that attitude is that pain is nature’s way to warn us of danger.  If it burns, don’t touch it.  If it hurts, don’t repeat it.  People who are born without an ability to feel pain are incapable of learning safe behaviors and are doomed to live a short life of bumps, burns, broken bones, and worse.  A pain-free society would be even less viable.

The real choice, therefore, is between the occasional sharp pain of individual effort and the dull, permanent pain of collective misfortune, since redistributive economies always end in misery, shortages, and corruption.  Western Europe’s gradual introduction of socialism is directly proportional to its gradual economic and moral decline, as evidenced by violent riots in response to inevitable austerity measures.

In the U.S., the pain-free life will be even shorter if the country falls off a cliff.

When the painkillers become useless, The Game remedies it by directing the massive anger toward the opposition.                                                                                          

The perception of a relentless struggle with the opposition must be permanent and persuasive.  Even in times of calm and prosperity the people must believe that the opposition is holding them hostage and only the firm, wise guidance of the People’s Leader is saving them from imminent ruin.  When the opponents are too few, too weak, and too disoriented to put up a real fight, their power and influence must be exaggerated.

The Game has its logic: for socialism to work, there has to be unanimity and compliance.  Dissent leads to system malfunctions, causing hardship for all those in the care of the state.  That effectively makes the dissenter a traitor and a public enemy.  The need to suppress opposition necessitates a totalitarian form of government.  While we aren’t at that stage yet, the demonization of dissenters has already begun.

Until a time when the opposition can be eliminated completely, having opponents can still be useful: you can steal their ideas, take advantage of their desire to help the economy, and blame them for any of your own failures.  In the meantime, certain rules must be followed to control the public opinion and, through it, the opposition itself.

Maintain the perception of being constantly under attack.  Don’t examine the opponents’ beliefs, nor answer their arguments.  Discredit any media channels that offer them a platform.  Enforce the following media template: the opposition is evil, treasonous, unfathomable, and psychotic.  They can’t be reasoned with.  They are inspired by fascism and financed by a conspiracy of shady oligarchs.  Defame their donors.  Whatever the mischief you’re planning to pull off, accuse them of doing it first; then proceed as planned, describing your actions as a necessary intervention.  And above all, ridicule, ridicule, ridicule!

Imagine a scenario in which a theoretical group of left-wing radicals takes over America by playing the Game as described; then answer this question: how would their actions be different from what Obama, the Democrat Party, and their allies are doing today?

The stated intentions and the feel-good, vague rhetoric are just words.  If the result is the same, nothing else matters.  We lose.

Oleg Atbashian, a writer and graphic artist from the former USSR, currently lives in Florida.  He is the creator of, a satirical website where he writes under the name of Red Square.  He is also the author of Shakedown Socialism.

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