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.

 

 

 

 

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.

Teachers Supporting Government Oppression — Who Would Have Thunk It.

The Federal Government is getting ready to put its fiscal boot on Indiana and to make an example of the State because it has opted out of Common Core.  In a letter, a clear threat to the State,if the Federal Government deems the State’s new standards as less stringent than Common Core the State will lose its No Child Left Behind exemption and millions in education funding.  The fact is, whether the State’s standards are stricter than those of Common Core or not, the Feds will say they are not up to snuff.  The Feds are planning to make an example of Indiana in order to make sure other States stay in line and don’t opt out.  Common Core opens the door for this oppressive Federal Education grab.  

Hidden in Common Core is revisionist history, dumbed down math, and a data collection protocol designed to let the Federal Government  “guide” your children into the the career that the Feds think is best for them.  The Soviet Union before it failed did just this by identifying talents and putting kids where they though those kids should go.  Of course, if the need is for factory workers, suddenly the kids are suited for the factory.  If the kid is a great athlete and a great artist he will be forced to be one or the other because the government has a hole he fits in.  Common Core is totalitarianism at its worst.  

There are teacher’s ads running nationwide supporting Common Core and telling everyone how wonderful this ultimate power grab of your children’s future is.  The concept of being College and Career ready is nothing more than being able to say to a child; “based on your prior achievement you are going to have to be a plumber.”  Einstein would have been a janitor based on his early schooling. These teachers that support Common Core are traitors to freedom and traitors to the very principles that teachers should follow. 

Common Core is about dumbing everyone down to the lowest common denominator not bringing everyone up to their greatest potential.  It used to be that teachers cared about every students maximum achievement, not their minimum test passing ability. Teachers unions protect the weakest teachers while not rewarding the ones that really care about their kids’ future. This leads to less and less true education. Common Core solves this by dictating not the education but the tests the kids pass.  Education as such is destroyed.  The ability for kids to think and be their best is destroyed. The bleak future of government assigned jobs and dictated work roles is well on its way to being created.  

Wake UP —————-  This Failed in Every Country that Tried It. (Chine, USSR, Eastern Europe before  the wall came down.)

Common Core is the single largest step toward a state run economy.  If you think the failure of the economy in the last five years is something, Common Core will make today look like the good old days spreading misery and poverty beyond reason.  If you are a teacher, learn your history, learn the facts, not what the government is telling you.  Oppose Common Core.

Doing the Job of the Media — Of Guns and Ammo

Over the past 4 years the Federal government has been buying up tremendous amount of ammo causing in some cases shortages where certain caliber shells were not available to the public.  It’s not like the ATF or FBI is buying all this ammo, but the FDA, the EPA, OSHA and other federal agencies.  We are not talking about enough rounds for small enforcement actions.  We are talking millions of rounds all total.  

Our media needs to ask:

What does the EPA or OSHA need with 100,000’s of rounds of ammo?

Is the government forming an unofficial militia like the Nazi brown shirts?

What is the real reason behind these purchases?

Who specifically authorized these purchases and what budgetary line item was assigned to them?

How does the purchase of these rounds fit into the mission of these agencies?

Where are these rounds now?

Is the government planning to use these rounds on US citizens and if so under what scenario?

Is the purchase of these rounds an attempt to disarm the US populace?

What was the White House’s involvement in these purchases?

How are these rounds being distributed and to whom?

Where is the constitutional authority to arm Federal Non-Military, non-law-enforcement agencies?

What Congressional over site has there been on these purchases? 

Isn’t arming the government in this way a clear step toward tyranny?

 

The Numbers are In

The poor and middle class in the United States is no longer the richest in the world.  Obama’s socialist experiment has failed.  So, if you are struggling paycheck to paycheck as are the majority of working Americans who do you need to blame?   Should you blame the rich people who have been told that they are scum and whose incentive to invest and create opportunity has been destroyed?  Will blaming the rich provide a better job?    Will blaming them open up our economy to more prosperity?

Perhaps we should take a lesson from history.

Jay Carney’s Soviet Union failed under its own weight of poor inefficient government and tyranny.

Most of the population in North Korea is starving.

China has gone back to capitalism.

Communism failed in every Eastern European country.

Why then does Barrack think he is smarter that all those that preceded him.  Pretty arrogant.  As we watch our country become more authoritarian its history mirrors the recent failure of the Venezuelan economy,    All we have to do in order to have great prosperity in this country is to return the Constitution to its original intent.  True freedom brings the most to the most people.  That includes the most security as well as prosperity.  A happy populace looks out for its own welfare.  Events like the one we had last week where 200+ Federal agents were sent to collect taxes from a Nevada rancher are no different than the Romans sending out the tax collectors or the Soviets pushing people off their land.  

If those that swore to uphold the Constitution do not uphold the Constitution or the laws of this land they need to be removed from office.

 

 

Rome’s burning…. Is is too late?

My name is ….  Actually my name matters not because I am  the last Republican to serve in Congress.  

  • When the Obama administration started to selectively enforce immigration laws, I said nothing.
  • When the Obama administration started changing Obamacare without Congressional approval I said nothing.
  • When the Obama administration started using its agencies to persecute those they did not like, I said nothing.
  • When the Obama administration started using the NSA to listen to everyone’s telephone conversations I said nothing.
  • When the Obama administration started using the FDA and EPA to create laws not approved by Congress, I said nothing.
  • When the Obama administration started telling businesses what they had to pay people without Congressional approval I said nothing.
  • When the Obama administration implemented Common Core and quit teaching the constitution I said nothing.
  • When the Obama administration started placing watchers in newsrooms I said nothing.
  • When the Obama administration through Homeland Security bought millions of rounds of ammunition I said nothing.
  • When the Obama administration started using the Obamacare death panels to deny treatment to their enemies I said nothing.
  • When the Bureau of Land Management started killing ranchers I said nothing.
  • When the Obama administration started investigating republican Congressmen I said nothing.
  • When the Obama administration forced most republican Congressman out of office I said nothing.
  • When the rule of law, freedom and the US Constitution died I said nothing for by then it was too late.

Got to go,  they are coming for me……