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It Can Happen Here

May 19th, 2013 - 10:39 pm

The National Rifle Association is now supposed to be a suspect paramilitary group, in the way the Boy Scouts are homophobes. One day we woke up and learned that by fiat women were suddenly eligible to serve in front-line combat units—no discussion, no hearings, no public debate. We had a “war on women” over whether upscale Sandra Fluke could get free birth control from the government, but snoozed through the Dr. Gosnell trial. The latter may have been the most lethal serial killer in U.S. history, if his last few years of snipping spinal cords were indicative of the his first three unmonitored decades of late-term aborting.

The Obama administration had decided to shut down as many coal plants as it can, stop most new gas and oil drilling on federal lands, and go after private companies ranging from huge aircraft manufacturers to the small guitar concerns—based not on law, but on certain theories of climate change and labor equity. As in the case with the IRS, the EPA is now synonymous with politically motivated activism designed to circumvent the law. The president in his State of the Union address assured us that cap-and-trade will be back, given, he says, the atypical violent weather that hit the U.S. in his term—even as global temperatures have not risen in 15 years, and hurricanes are now occurring more rarely than during the last administration.

The government, we were also told, would not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, and would grant de facto amnesty for large numbers of illegal aliens as the election approached. Enforcement of existing law now is a fluid idea, always up for discussion For the first time in my life, I can not even find rifle shells on the store shelves—amid rumors that the Department of Homeland Security, at a time of national acrimony over the Second Amendments, believes it is an opportune moment to stockpile gargantuan amounts of ammunition—again, a sort of force multiplier in ensuring panic buying.

Are You a Correct Citizen?

So we are in unchartered territory. The IRS has lost our trust, both for its rank partisanship and its inability to come forward and explain its crimes. Eric Holder wants us to believe that he has no idea why his office was monitoring the communications of journalists, and yet now warrants the renewed trust of the president. Susan Rice serially misled on national television about Benghazi and so will probably be promoted to national security advisor. Even the Washington Post has decided that the president was lying in his defense about Benghazi (albeit with the funny sort of childhood rating of “four Pinocchios”) after the president’s team serially blamed the violence on an internet video, while the president simultaneously claimed that he also identified the crime immediately as a terrorist hit.

On campuses, the Departments of Justice and Education have issued new race/class/gender guidelines that would effectively deny constitutionally protected free speech in universities, a sort of politically correct idea that proper thinking is preferable to free thinking.

If you oppose “comprehensive immigration reform” you become a nativist or worse—and apparently are one of the “enemies” the president wants to “punish.” The president just condemned American guns that wind up in Mexico–implying right-wingers opposed his own remedies of new gun control and neglecting to mention that his own Fast and Furious operation sold thousands of lethal weapons to Mexican drug cartels.

The end of the revolving doors, lobbyists, and non-transparency resulted in Jack Lew—recipient of a $1 million bonus from Citibank as it both lost money and gulped down federal bailout money—taking over from the tax-dodger Timothy Geithner as our new Treasury secretary to oversee the new IRS. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is now pumping corporations for money to help spread the gospel about how eager we are for the implementation of Obamacare, as the government now sort of freelances on its own—the federal equivalent of California Highway Patrol officers suddenly ubiquitous along our roadsides ticketing in a frenzy, in fear of their bankrupt state pension funds.

Now What?

What happens to a corporation that says “nope” to Sebelius? An IRS audit? Phone monitoring? Presidential denunciation as a “fat cat”? Talking points? Harry Reid taking to the floor to claim it had not paid its fair share in taxes?

Government has become a sort of malignant metasisizing tumor, growing on its own, parasitical on healthy cells, always searching for new sources of nourishment, its purpose nothing other than growing bigger and faster and more powerful—until the exhausted host collapses. We have a sunshine king and our government has become a sort of virtual Versailles palace.

I suppose that when a presidential candidate urges his supporters to get in someone’s face, and to take a gun to a knife fight, from now on you better believe him. And, finally, the strangest thing about nearing the threshold of 1984? It comes with a whimper, not a bang, with a charismatic smile and mellifluous nonsense—with politically correct, egalitarian-minded bureaucrats with glasses and iPhones instead of fist-shaking jack-booted thugs.

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SPLENDID;
INCISIVE;
PROPHETIC;
VERACIOUS;
The truth brings momentary, but necessary, solace. Thank you, again, Dr. Hanson.

There's more than ample evidence to recall the last Presidential election due to all the criminal activity, and dethrone Barrack Obama/Gosnell/Hitler.
America has the largest criminal organization to ever infest American government.
The army of court jesters/"hitmen" for Barrack Obama/Gosnell/Hitler;
Clinton, Reid, Pelosi, Axelrod, Emanuel, Ploufe, Pheiffer, Carney, Rice, Schumer, Wasserman Schultz, etc, etc, ad nauseum.
And The Don himself, Eric Holder.
Jeffrey Dahmer was more hagiographic.
The corruption has filtered down to local government, and there is so much corruption, it is overwhelming the system; This means there are not enough honorable, moral, and unimpeachable members of the prosecutorial branch to bring them all down. They shall survive to metastasize at a later date.
So; Yes; Anyone that says America is disintegrating from moral turpitude and depravity is patently correct.
The most urgent concern is:
Where will the Savior of the American People come from?
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Devastating, succinct and very depressing. The only practical question now is indeed whether the Republicans (the real ones) have the 'stones' to remove this dictatorial, arbitrary, Constitution-stomping man and his Administration from power.
1 year ago
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"I am not a dictator".

Because...a dictator would seize the press and have them bury any unfavorable story and write puff pieces about him.

Because...a dictator would send the government's agents to harass, intimidate and punish anyone who dared to write a negative story.

Because...a dictator would send the government's revenue agents to harass, intimidate and investigate citizen's tax filings.

Because...a dictator would declare war on a country without seeking approval of his government.

Because...a dictator would attempt to seize the arms with which the citizenry might protect itself.

Because...a dictator would run guns to drug cartels and then have his Department of Justice cover up the fact, eventually granting executive privilege to cease the inquiry.

Because...a dictator would let his own ambassador die a bloody and brutal death in order to callously gauge his own reelection impact.

Because...a dictator would paint Catholics, Jews, Mormons and Christians as "terrorist threats" in order to have his army trained to treat them with suspicion and disdain.

Because...a dictator would pass a massive "redistribution" hoax having his lawyers call it a tax, while he simultaneously denies it is any such thing.

Because...a dictator would suggest that he could drop a missile on the head of any citizen he damn well pleases.

Because...a dictator can force the Catholic religion to reject their own tenets of their faith in order to compel compliance with his legislative fiats.

Because...a dictator can shut off access to the residence he occupies under the phony guise of "sequestration" costs.

Malevolence often comes disguised as benevolence. Totalitarianism often comes disguised as populism. Leftism comes disguised as liberalism. And tyranny...doesn't appear at your doorstep suddenly. You invite it in with open arms, until one day you realize what you have done.

And, by then...it is too late.
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It is happening here. And it is only now that their own ox has been gored has the left stream media been able to see that all is not perfect in Bam-Bam's America.
1 year ago
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From what I've been able to gather, the Leftist/Progressivist media has coalesced on a response: "This is all ridiculously overblown right wing paranoia", said with a sneer.
If the tidal wave of criminality of this administration hasn't shaken them yet, nothing in the universe will. They are COMMITTED to their fascist theology TO THE END.
We're done as a country. There's no escaping the truth of it.
The new Mason Dixon line is actually two of them - one bounding most of the northeast (with the exception of NH, which is in the process of being overwhelmed), the other extending more or less from the northern border of Orange County CA all the way up to the Canadian border. There's a few isolated pockets of either liberal fascism or libertarianism/conservatism here and there (such as blue Denver and Boulder in an otherwise sea of Colorado Red, or blue Vegas and Reno in red 'great basin' Nevada), but by and large it's a coastal vs interior thing. As best as I can tell, the coastal areas have a significant population advantage, and the center is where just about all the food, minerals and energy is.
To be honest, I'd rather see the breakup happen much sooner than later. I don't want to be dragged any further down into the sewer with the Left than they've already managed to achieve.
1 year ago
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I think, sooner or later Petraeus will speak up. He is a very bright man and he must be upset by the flagrant disregard of the truth. But as far as Obama getting elected, I'm fill with a foreboding that he is only the first of a line of socialists. Many in this country have had a taste of a life paid by the work of others and they won't want to give that up.
1 year ago
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He needs to speak up very, very soon and with great force and commitment. I can guarantee that the administration is working very hard to replace the pentagon generals and admirals with the kind of toadies who will quite calmly do the Messiah's bidding with utter disregard for any sort of legal or constitutional constraint, simply for the taste of power and the promise of wealth and position from the administration's chrony capitalist cabal upon retirement. Even an organization as heavily indoctrinated in honorable service to the country, it's people and it's laws as the US armed forces is has bad eggs hidden inside it's bureaucratic recesses, and we can all rest assured that Obama and his acolytes/henchmen are moving heaven and earth to find them and place them in positions where they will do their master's bidding.
1 year ago
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My one quibble is here:

"Government has become a sort of malignant metasisizing tumor, growing on its own, parasitical on healthy cells, always searching for new sources of nourishment, its purpose nothing other than growing bigger and faster and more powerful—until the exhausted host collapses. We have a sunshine king and our government has become a sort of virtual Versailles palace."

Government has *always* been a malignant metastasizing [spelling corrected] tumor, kept in check at the best of times by constant diligence and occasional surgery.
1 year ago
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The democrats wouldn't give up their slaves until we fought the Civil War. They wouldn't give up Jim Crow/KKK/Segregation until the riots and civil rights movement. Will they ever give up abortion? At every step of the way the raison d'tre of the democrat party is to control other people's lives.

They have executed a tyrannical takeover of government. What's going to stop them?
1 year ago
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Stand firm, patriots. 2014 will be our time. I feel it in my bones. Organize. Stay connected. Throw the progressive/leftists and RINO enablers out of office at all levels: local, state, national. We are the backbone of the nation. Honest Americans of every background, creed, religion, national origin, and skin tone. We are not "the people we've been waiting for" because we have ALWAYS been here, from the very beginning of the Republic. 2010 was a blast. 2014 will be a 10.0 on the democrat richter scale.
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If 2014 results in either party still holding the reins of power in either house of congress, it will be irrelevant.
Nothing - NOTHING - will change, and things will only get much, much worse, as long as the Democratic and Republican parties exist as viable political entities.
1 year ago
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To those who suggest that the solution to the imminent fall of our Republic lies in a "Let a Thousand Hillsdales Bloom" strategy, what makes you think we have World Enough and Time for such? If the non-Bolsheviks had, in 1918, sought to found a thousand academies dedicated to the thought of Euler and Dostoyevsky, do you think Lenin would not have known What is to be Done? The conditions necessary for the existence of a Catastrophe may be long in the making, but once made, and the quickening takes hold, vanishingly brief is the moment in which it can be stayed.
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What will REALLY be enjoyable is watching the Progressive blogs and news sites (DailyKos, MSNBC) twist themselves into Gordian knots to explain away all this and laud the Dear Leader as the true Second Coming......Oh, and of course blame it all on BOOOOOOSH!!!
1 year ago
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After all of this catalogue of bulls**t from Obama & co. ........why, oh why, can't enough Democrats in the Senate be persuaded to agree to a Motion of Impeachment?

They're daily losing whatever shreds of Honor [...is that too old fashioned a word to be used here?] ....they still have.

Soon there will be none.
1 year ago
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What's honor compared to power?
1 year ago
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Get some Mexicans and Central Americans from LA to change to Republican and use gang tactics against this gang (Chicago Gang) and support their fellow Hispanic Rubio and local politicians who run as Republican. It's the only way, we need to use power against power and stop fretting about the niceties of whether this candidate or that has the right mindset and values. We can sort that out later from the White House.
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