Scarier than COVID-19: No Freedom

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The United States is a country with a history of overcoming huge problems when the people are left to be inventive, innovative, and free.  We have forgotten that basic fact, to our great detriment.

In the name of health and security the government has denied millions their right to feed their families.   In Texas,  Shelly Luther was jailed for opening up her beauty shop.  In Birmingham you can be fined for not wearing a mask. The Episcopal Dioceses of Kansas says Churches must keep a register of names of people attending in-person services for possible future contact tracing.  Why is that?  Are Christians to be tracked?  Across the country meetings of more than 10 people are banned. Tech companies are filtering and removing information with which they don’t agree,  preventing people’s voices from getting out and hindering even scientific exploration.

The response to COVID-19 is not protecting the most vulnerable, just damaging everyone else.  In New York 66% of the new cases have come from people sheltering in place, yet “Non-Essential workers” can not go to work.    Studies have show that the number of people infected but who never were sick enough to seek treatment is far higher (20%)in New York City than imagined.  The virus has been here and the shelter in place orders may have flattened the peak and kept the hospitals from being overwhelmed, but at this point all these orders are are draconian steps demonstrating the arbitrary execution of power by government.  There is no science to it. 

The government has arbitrarily decided who is “Essential”.  It is not just healthcare workers, delivery drivers,  grocery workers.  Every person who has to feed a family is essential to that family.  Every business with customers is essential to those customers. Daycare is essential to working parents.   To a near sighted person eye doctors are essential, to the sick the availability of emergency rooms is essential even if they do not have COVID-19.

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Instead we have run patients with milder problems away from our medical facilities, so when they do return, those problems will be severe.  We have cut off those who are sick from any disease from their loved ones and advocates.  Patients that could not speak for themselves now have no one to speak for them.

What makes sense, is that instead of locking up everyone, denying even the most basic rights of free speech, freedom of assembly, freedom to assemble, and the freedom to worship, is that we protect the people that are most vulnerable.  Clearly the elderly, those in nursing homes or those who have significant co-morbidities are most at risk.  The vast majority of everyone else is at minor risk of serious infection.

Those at risk need personal protective gear or need to limit their exposure to others who have known COVID-19 statuses.  In New York City 20% of the people tested for antibodies showed exposure.  That is millions. They have already been exposed, had the disease, mostly without symptoms and so have no need to shelter.  They do not need to be protected.

We have let the media scare us into terrible and horribly destructive policy decisions.  These decisions have failed to protect the most vulnerable while scaring everyone into giving up their inalienable rights.  The media have tried to scare us at every turn, they have dismissed the proven effectiveness of Hydroxy-Chloro-quinine although the drug has been around for 50+ years.  They have helped fuel bad decisions at every turn.  Much of the media took China’s propaganda and repeated it slowing recognition of the true threat from this virus.

Google has said they will only allow posts that agree with World Health Organization guidelines.  This is the same WHO that told us that the virus was not human to human transmittable, and who’s ties to China are more than questionable.   Science is about putting all ideas out there for evaluation, not just those approved by the communist party of China.

There are a whole host of players to blame for the destruction of our economy and the loss of freedom that has resulted.  Now is the time to reverse those errors.  Look at the science, the true numbers, as some of the media have inflated the deaths to sow fear. Look at Sweden as they did not shut down and fared better than us.  Stop state and city oligarchs from exercising petty rules designed to show their power. Be smart about protecting the vulnerable and fully open up the country.

Not opening up the country will extend the depression that is already upon us. If you care for this country for the well being of your family, now is the time to step up and demand the freedoms guaranteed by our constitution.

 

 

 

 

A New Low – In all the News

Today, looking at the Drudge report between stories about Iran, Government snooping, a threat to the internet and about the softball questions 60 minutes gave to Obama, the story that caught my eye was a story about a women who died of cancer but was heard yelling from within her coffin.   It really is not all that different than looking at endless puppy videos on YouTube, or frittering away time on Candy Crush.  Who wants to deal with the real stuff.

The real stuff is the stuff of the economy, politics, society, crime, war, terrorists, threats and the impact of history on our day to day lives.  We have become a society that has often mastered the ability to distract ourselves from the real stuff.  In a democratic society that distraction is dangerous.  The people in charge of keeping watch on the government in our country is us.  The constitution says so, “We The People”.  If we the people are not staying on top of things, being aware, being educated and fighting for freedom, then we will lose the freedom that has allowed us to become the most secure, and prosperous country in the world.

With cell phones, IPads, tablets, games, social media and the digital boob tube we have let the entertainment industry distract us and take us way away from what’s important.     If we as a nation were far less distracted, there is no limit to what we could accomplish.  We need to take our brains back from never never land.

Is it Treason?

We have by far exceeded the time when impeachment was an appropriate remedy for the executive overreach that characterizes the current regime.  Anyone that gives aid, and comfort to the enemy could be considered a traitor.  If someone literally arms the enemies of a nation is that treason?  I would argue that it is indeed treason and I will lay out the facts for you to decide.

Gitmo Detainees Being Released  is one of the headlines in today’s news.  This follows on the heals of the release 5 high value terrorists in exchange for the deserter Sgt. Bergdahl.  There is little doubt that these 5 will return after a year at most to committing acts of terror against the United States.  They are all veterans of jihad against the US.  Their release will ultimately kill American’s when in reality they should be held in a military jail.

These two events are most recent items, however, soon after the start of the Obama regime his justice department sold guns on purpose to Mexican cartels.   I would argue that the plan was for those guns to kill Americans so the the regime could put forth their anti-gun agenda.  A border patrol agent died as a result of that plan.

Further, as part of policy, the regime continues to fund Hamas through the Palestinian Authority. At least one American has been killed in the past year by Hamas.  If I give you money to buy a gun after you tell me you are going to kill a bunch of people, am I not a conspirator in murder after you kill someone.  When it is the President and the terrorists are killing Americans is that treason?

Some other examples would include Pakistan where we gave billions while they hid Osama Bin Laden.  We give millions to  Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala but they continue to flood our country with their citizens putting us at risk.  Of course there are terrorists coming across the border.  Our millions are paying for those terrorists to come here, along with assorted gang and cartel members.

The President has purposely failed to seal the border.  He could.  With the National Guard and a fence it could be fully secured in months.  It is his responsibility under the law.  Failure to do so puts Americans at physical risk. One of the immigrants the border control released killed an American last week.

That is the President’s fault.  Had they deported the guy as the law requires the American would be alive.  All in all the President has made choices that endanger us all.  It has and continues to result in the death of Americans.  You can decide if it is treason.

 

 

 

Is It on Purpose?

I promise to not to be brazenly trite after this opening statement, but truth sometimes trumps the effort to avoid cliches. You can judge a man by his actions, and or in Obama’s case, his inactions.

I would argue that the destruction of our healthcare system, the influx at the border, the evisceration of our military, the failure of our economy, our diminished power and prestige abroad, the increased threat to our allies around the world and the imminent acquisition by Iran of a nuclear weapon are all the direct consequence of Obama’s purposeful policies. Obama is a “Worldist”, someone who believes every country should have the same resources and advantages as every other country no matter their intent, political system or religion. Closely allied with this view is the failure to recognize individual effort (individualism) and support for open borders. As have others who have believed that people must be ruled by the state, Obama also believes that the end justifies the means.

Let’s start with some examples. The attack on the Embassy in Benghazi, Libya in 2011 has been analyzed in great depth.  That government put out the story about it being caused by a completely unrelated video when they knew otherwise was political. But what of the question, why did we not send in people to rescue them?  By all accounts we could have done that. Obama wanted to avoid that, not just because it did not fit his political narrative, but even more so, because a successful rescue would have broadcast to the world our amazing capability, causing our enemies to fear us and increasing the perception that we were indeed a super power. So, instead of America looking strong and projecting American exceptionalism, he was willing to let Americans die. He does not want us to look better, stronger or safer than anyone else.

He uses regulation and a direct attack on our energy sector to drive up energy prices. He claims it is about global warming but our portion of the world’s global warming, if there is such a thing,  is minuscule compared to China and India. It is really a way to put the brakes on the US economy and direct funds into areas that the government wants to invest in. Controlling energy controls money, props up the Arab Oil producers and keeps the U.S. as dependent. Stopping the American engine so we look helpless like everyone else is his goal.  Helpless creates the need for big government.  Prosperity is the antithesis to big government and it screams freedom.

Control is a big theme in Obama’s economy. No matter the devastation of Obamacare or the failure of the stimulus companies, he believes government should control all of the economy.   To Obama and his idealogs killing a few sick people, veterans,  people with private insurance, or people that might disagree with them is a natural part of the process.  Every big government approach in history has taken for granted that people die in order to bring about the greater good.  Stalin killed his opponents,  the intellectuals, and anyone who disagreed with his vision.  Then the  vision killed millions.

The influx on the border has been orchestrated.  There was supposed to be a fence and a border patrol that turned people away or deterred entrance.  Yes, with stroke of a pen he has broadcast that we will not turn people away and he has actively orchestrated in influx.  It is all part of the same plan, to destroy America, to overwhelm its resources, and to create a call to big government.  His desire is to get that call loud enough to eliminate the democratic system altogether.

The debt, paying people not to work, reducing American productivity to new lows by making it unrewarding to work is also reshaping our country.  The greater the dependence on government, the less chance society will return to a more independent, free and prosperous realm.  Again, it centers on centralizing power in Washington and creating the command economy of the USSR.

Those that do not realize that this is on purpose do not give him and those behind him enough credit.    They mean to abolish the constitution and all freedom except for those freedoms that they allow.  The net result will be more VA’s, more death, more poverty, more terror, Israel under siege , Iran with a nuclear weapon, or a bunch of nuclear weapons.  This is the fair and wonderful world envisioned by our President.  In the past this was called treason.  How it became progressivism is still a mystery.

The Collective — Destroying the Middle Class

A war on the middle class is the true nature of what is occurring in the United States .  Briefly,  lets examine the facts.  Working Americans are subjected to higher prices, out of control fuel costs, exorbitant health care costs, stagnant wages, less employment opportunity, and higher taxes.  Why is that?

Government regulation and interference in the economy has destroyed innovation, expansion and capital investment in new business.  The real victims, the ones paying for out of control immigration, welfare, millions of non-disabled on disability,  3 years of unemployment benefits  and a host of other governmental programs are the working class.

The working class is being squeezed out of existence to the point that there will come a time that those earning a living will no longer see that as a net plus.  They will quit.  Many already have quit which is why the unemployed and not looking for work group  is at a all time high.   As more quit there will be no one to support all the benefits and the system will collapse.

The value of those who work has been diminished.  Their contributions ignored as the media props up policies that move us toward a condition much like that of the Soviet Union in 1989.  No one saw a reason to work for a government that did not let them keep any of the products of their labor and that rewarded poor effort as much as exceptional effort.  They had all become part of a collective that produced nothing.  With no production there was nothing to pay for government so it collapsed.

We are on that path today.  Allowing uncontrolled immigration by non- producing individuals, by cutting off energy production at the knees, by forcing prices higher through regulation and fiscal policy our government is trying to recreate the collective.    It is far down that path.

It may take more than votes to reverse this ship.  Our current leadership is determined to purposely drive the ship onto the rocks.  It wants to destroy the family, the middle class, and all those that would think for themselves and live free.

I do not know how to stop the train.  Few of our leaders are willing to challenge the destruction of our constitution by the failure of the executive to uphold the law.    As the middle class gets squeezed and can no longer survive there will be unrest.  Murrieta, CA was a start but mild as to the way it will be if the ship continues on its current course.

 

Future Totalitarian States of America. –The Failure of Liberal Arts and Common Core

Harvard’s Extension School is hosting a Black Mass including a speech by an Harvard Professor.  This exercise passes as an educational experience for Harvard students.  This is an example of the elite thinking and activities expected of our future leaders. Just as the Southern Poverty Law Center is branding those that oppose Common Core as extremists, and names Tea Partiers and conservatives as troglodytes, known however for their traditional religious beliefs.  The Black Mass and Common Core are both symptoms of the assault by those that want big government control over every aspect of American Life. 

I am particularly appalled by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s attitude as so much of Common Core is a full on invasion of each kid’s personal information.  It is a step toward complete totalitarianism where the government controls what people are suited for and what jobs they are prepared for.  The new name for it “College and Career Ready” says it all.  That is the direction.  Further, the implementation by the Federal Government of Common Core has been accomplished by bribing States, educators, and Governor’s with funds to entice them to adopt common core even without the full details being available.  The one state, Indiana that has pulled out has already been threatened that it will lose other funding.  That is coercion.   Watching the implementation of Common Core in Alabama, many of the implementations are leaving a wake of confused and less accomplished students than what existed before this was adopted.   

So from the stance of the Southern Poverty Law Center I can conclude that they support government coercion and the data collection on all American children.  Essentially they support totalitarianism.  Harvard is moving to strip traditional religious views from education and to replace them with views that diminish or even discredit those views.  Our laws are based on those traditional views and much of our Constitution depends on those views remaining a part of our society. These two activities have one thing in common creating a base for future government control of people.  The only valid moral view becomes that of the father state and the only valid job is the one the government tell you fits your personality based on the data it collected.

Wake up.  This has been tried in China, Vietnam, and the Soviet Union.  It failed. All three have moved back toward capitalism but remained totalitarian as well.  It is a shame former stalwarts of freedom, such as Harvard and the Southern Poverty Law Center have now become extensions of the Future Totalitarian States of America.

Feds Fingerprinting Common Citizens

If you own 5 percent of a business that works with Medicare, Medicaid, you will have to be fingerprinted as part of a background check.  Does anyone not see how horribly intrusive this is.  Later when the feds want to find you, want to frame you or want to imprison you they already have your fingerprints on file.  Unless convicted of a crime, there is no reason a fingerprint should be collected ahead of time.  They have done this in the securities industry for years and you can tell how much crime that has stopped.  

They are collecting blood samples at traffic stops. Now the fingerprints of business owners are being collected.  There is no benign use for this information. It violates the prohibition against unreasonable search and seizure in the Constitution.  It violates the presumption of innocence our legal system was based on.  Does anyone not care enough to preserve our freedoms?

We are living under tyranny and if it is not stopped all our lives will become more difficult   Bye, Bye, Apply Pie, Ice Cream and Freedom