"If at age 20 you are a conservative then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are a liberal then you have no brains."
Sir Winston Churchill

Obama obviously knows very little about economics, specifically that "Society stagnates when independent productive achievers begin to be socially demonized and even punished for their accomplishments." This dilemma fogs Obama's reality. To him, accepting this truth is a "false choice", his answer to things he doesn't understand. And by the way... where is John Galt?

Saturday, May 25, 2013


All we have of freedom, all we use or know -
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago
~Rudyard Kipling, The Old Issue, 1899
Memorial Day is unusual among our national holidays in that it links the past with the present and the future. Put another way, Memorial Day has been traditionally a celebration and a remembrance of all that has come and gone which in turn has set the stage for the here and now and that what is yet to be. We remember not only our dead but what they did for us and how they influenced the course of history.
This Memorial Day seems stranger and more ominous than any I have ever experienced before. There is a miasma hanging over the Republic like a dank, thick clammy fog that makes our every action more difficult for lack of a clear vision as to where we are going and where we have come from.

We are ensnarled in crisis and scandal, sapping the confidence we have in our government and it’s leadership. The “Ship of State” feels like it’s sailing with no hand on the tiller and no helmsman at the wheel.
All the comfortable and comforting words of memory to our sacred dead who preserved for us with “their last full measure of devotion” the freedoms we used to cherish now seem suddenly to be in jeopardy. It is as if we are on the precipice of ceasing to be Americans due to the assaults by our government on our rights and on our lives.
It has always been the natural state of things for Americans to argue with, disparage, harangue and insult those who make up the government. It is not the natural state of things for the government to stop protecting our right to do this and instead attack us for being in critical disagreement of what it does and how it behaves toward us. Protecting our unalienable rights is after all, the first and most important responsibility of constitutional government toward those it governs.
For years we as Americans have lived in mounting fear of agencies of government such as the IRS who seem to have unfettered power over our lives. A letter from the IRS fills us with dread because we have come to understand that if they accuse us of something we are automatically guilty until we prove ourselves innocent. This is fundamentally and profoundly un-American. When did this happen and more importantly why did we allow it to happen?
Now other instrument of power such as the DOJ, the EPA, OSHA, the FBI, the DOL, the NLRB and others seem to all too frequently, engage in “witch hunts” against political or ideological opponents who publicly disagree with the current regime. This is not the America of Memorial days past. This is not the America that our forefathers worked for and brave patriots died for. This in fact is an insult to their memory. It would be almost sacrilegious to pretend that the fruits of their sacrifice are not in grave peril.
This Memorial day is different because we are in uncharted waters with regard to who we were and we exist in Terra Incognita as to what we want and who we want to be. How we came to this existential identity crisis is part of the struggle we find ourselves in with our nation almost equally divided over these fundamental questions. What is critically important however is that we not allow the relentless assaults on our liberty and freedom to succeed and thereby relegate future Memorial Days to the mere memory of freedom and not freedom being the vibrant center of our lives today and our children’s lives tomorrow.


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