Friday, March 14, 2014

Liberty - The Wellspring of Capitalism

Without capitalism, which rewards hard work and sacrifice, they (the poor) will wait forever. No economic system in history has alleviated more poverty, generated more opportunity and helped more formerly poor people become rich than capitalism. Capitalism is freedom to risk, freedom to work, freedom to save, freedom to retain the fruits of one’s labors, freedom to own property and freedom to give to charity.

The problem with modern capitalism … is not too much freedom, but too little. The regulation of free markets by governments, the control of the private means of production by government bureaucrats, and the unholy alliances between governments, banks and industry have raised production costs, stifled competition, established barriers to entry into markets, raised taxes, devalued savings and priced many poor out of the labor force.

It is impossible to be charitable with someone else’s money. That’s theft, not charity. If you give until it hurts, freely and out of love, and seek nothing temporal in return, you have built up treasure in Heaven. However, if the government takes from you and redistributes your wealth to those whom the government has decided to benefit — rich and poor alike — what merit is there in that for you? If you give a poor person a fish to eat, in a day, he’ll be hungry. If you show him how to catch fish and teach him how to acquire the tools needed to do so, he can become self-sufficient and perhaps one day rich enough to help others. If the government takes money from you to buy the person a fish, half of the money will be wasted.

Many prefer common ownership of the means of production, which is Marxist, or private ownership and government control, which is fascist, or government ownership and government control, which is socialist. All of those failed systems lead to ashes, not wealth.

The brief excerpts above were extracted from an article by Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey. Judge Napolitano is the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel, who has written seven books on the U.S. Constitution. Other political text about the Catholic Church and the Pope has been omitted from the lengthy source article, which follows. Thanks Judge, you’re a great voice for freedom!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ten Principles to Guide Public Policy

1.     Government exists to protect rights, not create them.

2.     The legitimate power of government begins and ends with the people, while its authority comes from the creator.

3.     Just because a problem exists doesn’t mean government can or should try to solve it.

4.     Long-term and cumulative consequences should be considered more carefully than short-term benefits.

5.     Government has nothing to give anyone except what it takes from someone else.

6.     Individuals are ultimately responsible for governing themselves and for the consequences of their decisions.

7.     Free enterprise, not government, is the engine of personal and economic prosperity.

8.     The free market should not be distorted by government designed dictates or advantages.

9.     Government has the responsibility to protect the foundational institution of society, which is the marriage based two-parent family.

10.  Parents, not government, are responsible for the education and upbringing of our children.

Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Thursday, January 31, 2013

National Defense Authorization Act - Violation of United States Constitution

Senator John McCain led the conference committee, which secretly stripped fundamental constitutional protections from the National Defense Authorization Act.

For certain crimes, which are alleged on mere suspicion; anyone can now be arrested without a warrant and imprisoned without trial. Such indefinite detention also applies to resident American citizens, who are accused of alleged ties to domestic terrorism, insurrection plots or any other related federal crimes.

In January 2013, Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law. Senator Rand Paul stood firmly against indefinite open-ended detention and called for trial by jury; but lost the Senate floor debate on this issue.

Shades of Hades; the Bill of Rights has been trashed. The NDAA makes it legally possible to have doors kicked down in the middle of the night; whereby, Americans can be hauled off to federal concentration camps. Patriots should perform internet searches for such camps; which currently exist on operational standby.

The military has no business in operating any 'battlefield' within the boundaries of the USA, except when confronting a foreign invasion army. Moreover; such military action must be fought only upon declaration of war, by official act of congress and the president.

However; the thrust of NDAA is that the war or 'battle' against terrorism is perpetual; both internal and external to our nation. As a certainty; innocent Americans will be wrongfully accused and held for life in military compounds, without legal recourse.

Herald Bush and Obama; who have destroyed many American civil liberties. Citizens should rail upon the congress, for converting America over to a police state. Moreover; let congress know of your repugnance, for establishing their official military SS Corp.

Trust none of it; because the whole document is corrupt. In order to restore complete constitutional protections to all American citizens, the NDAA must be repealed. No matter how egregious or serious an alleged crime may be, every American deserves a prompt and fair trial in open civilian court.

Although not discussed herein; perhaps the father of the NDAA is the Patriot Act, which must also be repealed. By which law; Bush and the congress ran amuck and stripped precious constitutional freedoms from all Americans.

Angst of America; pale red storm clouds are now rising over Capital Hill. Grievously; there are few true statesmen remaining in Washington; instead, fools and Commie puppets abound.

When politicians go awry, good intentions can become evil; consequently, let's vote-out all politicians who do not serve the constitution well and faithfully.

Recall that when about six-million Jews were rounded up in Germany and placed on the death trains; all citizens had previously been disarmed by the Nazis.

Listen! In the distance; can you hear the tromping of hobnailed federal Jackboots coming steadfastly for you?

You Tube Video - Senator Rand Paul - NDAA Act

Thursday, November 15, 2012

DOA - The United States of America Free Republic

Since the 2012 presidential election; Cheryl Pass presented an article which perfectly explains the current political situation.

Near the closing, she said; "I think we are done.  Stick a fork in America".

Grievously, let's phrase it another way...

The America of our youth is DOA and not coming back! Social Security and Medicare are the damnable Commie pop sickles, which have bought the moral souls of a free people. As Americans vote for more free stuff, the Socialist philosophy has already become intractable. Therefore, it's impossible to remove the SSucker from the mouths of Americans.
Population demographics continue to dictate America's destiny, as guaranteed votes for the democrats, by many descendents of illegal immigrants. The Socialists also have the unions and teachers though the NEA and AFT; consequently, America's youth has been subverted toward Socialism and progressive government.

Seniors continue to suck the SS-Ponzi tit and demand more free benefits, while young Americans occupy Wall Street. To our gullible youth; it's those 'evil' capitalists, who have stolen their financial birthright. Instead; Capitalism is truly the powerful engine, which has created real jobs and made our republic great. Moreover; such commerce has produced spillover wealth, for all Americans.
Patriots must face the truth to see shades of Commie red on Capital Hill. American prosperity is waning rapidly, as the socialist democrats consume our nation from within. Total financial collapse will occur when insufficient citizens remain working, for Uncle Sam to steal tax money from.

Consequently; a brutal civil war could erupt when the broke and enraged Socialist mobs rob anyone, who is thought to have taken their wealth. The very people, who have consumed the nation, will probably riot, vandalize, burn property and perhaps kill innocent citizens. America is not immune; because such purges have happened historically, in other places and times.
Democrats can be expected to ramrod a treaty though the Senate, to accept UN small arms control. But when the Second Amendment right to bear arms is effectively nullified, it will be Red Dawn in the USA. Americans will then be impotent to defend themselves against a tyrannical socialistic government.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Misguidance of American Youth by Public Education

America’s children have been raised in ‘blind as a bat’ Socialism, without being aware of the true situation.

Many think that America was founded as a Democracy, however we are (were?) a Republic. Americans should investigate and comprehend those important differences, if they don’t already know.

There are educators yet, of the Boomer's generation, who attempt to instill good moral values, while teaching self reliance and American Capitalism. However, for the younger set, they are a lost generation to Socialism. Public school teachers are socialist public union members and government employees. Perhaps subconsciously, they instill notions that Uncle Sam should just take care of everyone. Moreover, they teach that America is the villain in the world. But alas and for the most part, patriotism and prayer in schools is only a distant memory.

There’s little discipline in schools and no intensive drive to teach fundamental skills, which should include higher mathematics and sciences. Moreover, excessive leaning on computers tends to dumbo our kids, who often can’t read or do basic math. …science, what a joke! Hey, let’s just Google © the answer and it matters not whether we understand the details or not. The teacher won’t know and probably doesn’t care anyway.

America could never have gone to the Moon without real scientists and engineers. Computers were then rudimentary by today’s standards. Most engineers solved their spacecraft engineering problems with real knowledge of analytical fundamentals and a slide-rule.

American Fairhope

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Patriotic Poetry - "Drive on Soldier"

A nation of hope, of honor, of pride;
A land of integrity, on thee we stride.
Serving proudly from across the seas,
I salute you big brother on bended knee.

Marching soundly to the cadence beat;
Ready to fight with no retreat.
We trust in you, our lives and land,
"In God we trust", "For which it stands".

Cries of war ring from near and far;
"We the people" look to the stripes and stars.
A long time ago our fathers fought for victory,
Now as a soldier , you'll someday repeat history.

Many bloody battles and countless deaths of the unknown,
You're about to take flight; one they've already flown.
Representing the United States: A soldier at arms;
Silent and deadly, you've been trained for the alarm.

Oh say can you see?
This is our country!
Waving Red, White and Blue;
Symbolizes freedom for me and you.

Millions of soldiers are ready to die,
Responsibility unimaginable in your hands lie.
People may not appreciate the security you bring,
But, it's because of you, freedom does ring.

The accomplishments of yesterday our forefathers planted;
We sometimes seem to take for granted.
I cannot fathom the pride you must feel in your heart,
For the United States Army, in which you play a part.

The Civil War…The North and the South…
"Let Freedom Ring!" is heard from every mouth!
From the Battle of Lexington to the Great Alamo…
We live for today; we're never promised a tomorrow!

The Liberty Bell and that awesome Torch held high,
In this great country we have the ability to fly.
Without you and our mighty Army, we are weak and outdone,
But, with you and our Army, the U.S. is second to none.

Thousands of miles from your home, you serve proudly for me;
Along with the many other soldiers from sea to shining sea.
Be Brave! Be Strong! But never forget Jody!
Serve long! Serve hard! But, most of all Boldly!

"Give me your tired, your poor" "My country Tis Of Thee";
Onward you march, to peace and harmony.
The Star Spangled Banner deep in the heart of Dixie waves;
For many young soldiers will walk the road you pave.

Your journey will prove prosperous: Don't stop till you're done;
Keep America Alive: Drive On Soldier! Drive On!

Forever in my heart, Tonya
Drive on Soldier ©1994
Consent of author; Tonya Renea

Monday, September 17, 2012

Social Security and Medicare - Duo of 21st Century Bad Deals for Young Americans

Federal government officials apparently believe that Americans are neither smart nor wise enough to invest properly, for their senior years. But kicking more good tax money, into such schemes; merely extends the date of their ultimate and certain demise. Moreover, it is completely immoral for congress to defer the bankruptcy of Social Security; onto the backs, of the Boomer's children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

It is any American citizen's right to participate willingly in any private Ponzi operation or scheme. However it is un-American and unjust to be conscripted and held captive in federal Ponzi operations. Moreover and ironically; such retirement 'investors' have no legal rights to exit from Social Security, even if all other financial markets are in total collapse and chaos.

Consequently, no Americans should be required to participate in Social Security, from which many thinking Americans would opt-out and accept the loss of all money previously paid. Instead of the 'good and wonderful New Deal' of the 20th century, Social Security is proving to be the truly Bad Deal of the 21st Century.

As a great favor, Uncle Sam reassures workers; with a wink and a nod, about the wonderful benefits to come. However; the lasting legacy of SS-Ponzi is a financial mess of catastrophic proportions, which will require the wisdom and courage of young Americans to make right. You can do this, because you can write letters to congress and the president and you also have the power to vote.

Fiduciary governance of both Social Security and Medicare is flagrantly absent. However, successful bona fide private retirement account and health insurance business plans are possible; because they are real and true fiscally managed business systems. But successful government owned and operated plans are not possible; because such devices are unbounded systems, which are always politically mismanaged by whims of the voters.

When both of these sham retirement and health insurance programs are coupled with misuse of the SS Trust Fund; then Americans are victims of fraudulent federal government schemes. Please consider that no fresh application of pastel paints can possibly make this grievous situation look any prettier. Does the most brilliant criminal fraud, which has ever been devised, work any slicker than Uncle Sam's grand Ponzi pension scam?

Americans must no longer refrain from being critical of well intentioned governmental enterprises or schemes, which shall be fraudulent by final outcome. But don't be faint hearted young Americans, because it will be much like David going up against Goliath. However if enough young David(s) can ally with many of the Boomers, success can be achieved.

Moreover, the incessant drive to completely privatize Social Security may well define young generations, as adults of the 21st century. Don't be content with foot-dragging in Washington. Young Americans don't have years to lose before privatization occurs; because every day, which is lost, costs huge amounts of 'your' hard-earned money.

Thus it seems apparent that many rational and thinking persons would conclude, "Yes, Social Security is the grandest and greatest Ponzi operation on Planet Earth"! Moreover; it has been called by others, "The Mother of all Ponzi schemes". (Medicare is implicitly included)