Saturday, October 31, 2015

History 2

This is an unpleasant piece of history in which the media played a central role. Quote: "...impartially informed one and all.  The year was 1968 when the media realized that one major event called for the ransacking of any remaining journalistic shackles.  To do otherwise would inspire confidence and promote American might.  Sadly, this revisionist style of reporting has today engineered an enthusiastic following.  In hindsight, it is not enough to report that the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive was falsely reported.  No, the question should be, why would this be, and to what purpose did it serve?  Since this false accounting has become an accepted part of our historical landscape, it’s time to set the record straight.  The incredible results from this falsifying agenda must be finally addressed.  In short, it transformed victory into defeat while tearing apart our country’s internals.   It invigorated the defiant, gave strength to our enemies and betrayed our military sacrifice."

I bet you didn't know this either.  "When people think of the causes of the American War for Independence, they think of slogans like “no taxation without representation” or cause célèbre like the Boston Tea Party.  In reality, however, what finally forced the colonials into a shooting war with the British Army in April 1775 was not taxes or even warrant-less searches of homes and their occupation by soldiers, but one of many attempts by the British to disarm Americans as part of an overall gun control program, according to David B. Kopel.  Furthermore, had the American colonies lost their war for independence, the British government intended to strip them of all their guns and place them under the thumb of a permanent standing army.  In his paper titled “How the British Gun Control Program Precipitated the American Revolution,” Kopel claims that various gun control policies by the British following the Boston Tea Party, including a ban on firearm and gunpowder importation, tells us not only the purpose of the Second Amendment, but its relevance within the context of today’s gun control debate."   Ask Kopel notes, is this not the same thing Obama, Hillary, Burney Sanders and other progressives/leftist keep wanting to do?  Their claim that they want to save lives is a cover.  They want to take over.  As history proves disarming the citizenry ensures that oppressive governments can and do subdue its "subjects".

This is a bit of history that the nation has ignored for a long, long time.  The founders abhorred political parties and warned us to not let them be formed.  But, here we are and now everyone knows the troubles they cause.

The well known Marbury vs Madison Supreme Court case harbors myths that persists even to today.  Quote: "The common understanding of the famous Marbury v. Madison case is that it established the authority of the Supreme Court to determine what the Constitution says. From there, it’s held that the Court gets to determine the limitations placed on the federal government as well as the states. In short, the rest of the federal government, and the states, are bound by what the Supreme Court decides."  That, however, is not the case.  "... nowhere in the Constitution is the court given supreme authority over the other two branches. The Constitution itself, instead, was declared to be supreme, not the will of individuals holding federal office tasked with enforcing it."

A footnote to this piece which is a bit difficult to read and completely understand is that Bill Clinton cited Dr. Quigley as one of his mentors at his first inaugural address.

These two items were written by Dr. Walter Williams and do not necessarily match with what most of us were taught in school.  You judge for yourself whether or not he is right.

Quote: "We call the war of 1861 the Civil War. But is that right? A civil war is a struggle between two or more entities trying to take over the central government. Confederate President Jefferson Davis no more sought to take over Washington, D.C., than George Washington sought to take over London in 1776. Both wars, those of 1776 and 1861, were wars of independence. Such a recognition does not require one to sanction the horrors of slavery. We might ask, How much of the war was about slavery?"

One has to wonder why liberals/progressives worship Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood.  Read this item and see if she is worth the praise.  Quote: "The Planned Parenthood founder’s KKK talk was a smash hit. Not only did it go very late, after a long wait, but it earned Sanger a dozen new invitations from the klan-sisters. The KKK was quite excited about the work of Planned Parenthood’s founder.  Thus, it hardly comes out-of-nowhere when a group of African-American pastors today asks the Smithsonian: “How can a person like Sanger, who found common cause with the racial agenda of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), be ranked among true champions of ‘justice?’”  This short piece affirms the basic facts of the prior link.  Progressive revisionist historians created a laudable persona of Sanger out of whole cloth.  The real Sanger is not someone most of us would want to know, much less revere.  This very short piece affirms that the record needs to be corrected.
This is a discussion of 12 myths liberals have perpetrated on the public to embellish their image and denigrate those who prefer truth to lies.  To advance through all myths click on the red arrow buttons.

This is a short history of the nullification process and its usefulness in combating governmental overreach.  Quote: " But correctly understanding the legal basis for noncooperation makes it strategically easier to pass legislation that denies state resources, personnel and assistance to the federal government. Insisting that nullification efforts are illegal only makes the work more difficult. In the case of state non-cooperation, we have the law and even the Supreme Court firmly on our side. We should use that to our advantage."   This item extends the discussion taking a slightly different path.

Hollywood does a great job turning history into propaganda.  This piece provides some examples.  Quote: "History matters. It matters enough that Hollywood should make an effort to tell the story the way it really happened, or at least to label fiction as such. In the meantime, it’s up to the rest of us to watch historical films with a discerning eye.

Some may scoff at this article but I think it is a thoughtful questioning of the degree to which the government and mainstream media go to protect their interests and deny truth be told.  This author is a credible questioner of what we are told and represents how many independent thinking Americans.

This is a good way to end this edition of our review of lost history.

George Burns

History 1

This continues my efforts to share history that does not get the attention it deserves.  It usually runs counter to the prevailing left leaning historical accounts that dominate the nation's libraries, publishing houses, public schools and universities, historians, politicians and the public at large.  I know most of you cannot take the time to read this whole piece in one sitting.  But I do encourage you to read bits and pieces when time permits.  You will learn historical facts and not what left leaning revisionists historians want you to think is history.  They want you to believe what they want you to believe about both the good and bad that is history.  Some actual history is changed/altered ever so slightly, sometimes vital history is omitted, sometimes it is what the author wants you to think and other times history is totally rewritten.  The tragedy of this fact is what Aldous Huxley said many years ago:  "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history."  That is because as Napoleon Bonaparte noted "History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon."  I would modify the quote to read "...that some people have decided upon...".  That is what has been happening for many years to history as written by progressive historians.  I urge you to check out any items you may think are incorrect.  Be aware, though, that revised history is not true history.  That means you need to check the actual historical record versus the words of revisionist historians. 

A succinct but powerful assessment of the debasement of history being perpetrated by progressives.  Quote: "There are lots of strange paradoxes in the current frenzied liberal dissection of past sins.  One, a historic figure must be near perfect in all dimensions of his or her complex life to now pass progressive muster. That Jefferson is responsible for helping to establish many of the cherished human rights now enshrined in American life apparently cannot offset the transgression of having owned slaves.  Two, today's moral standards are always considered superior to those of the past. Ethical sense supposedly always improves with time...Three, the sins of the past were hardly all committed by racist, sexist, conservative white men."

This is the best succinct discussion of the true history of Islam I have read.  Progressive revisionist history has so distorted this history that very few know it. If anyone does not believe this is real history they need to avoid researching progressive revisionists history sources as cautioned in the article.  Quote: "One of the primary reasons Islamic and Western nations are “worlds apart” is because the way they understand the world is worlds apart. Whereas Muslims see the world through the lens of history, the West has jettisoned or rewritten history to suit its ideologies.  This dichotomy of Muslim and Western thinking is evident everywhere. When the Islamic State declared that it will “conquer Rome” and “break its crosses,” few in the West realized that those are the verbatim words and goals of Islam’s founder and his companions as recorded in Muslim sources—words and goals that prompted over a thousand years of jihad on Europe."   More detail here:   The 1000 plus years war Islam conducted against European nations ultimately resulted in the launching of the Christian Crusades has resumed - the tactics are different this time but the desired results are the same.  Progressives and Obama are aiding and abetting the resumption of this Muslim jihad  against the western world.  Europe is in the front end of this Jihad and things are not going well for them directly because they have followed the progressive mode of accommodating a hoard of Muslim immigrants and now middle eastern Muslim refugees bent on taking over sometime in the future..  In time the problems Europe now face will migrate here.  Obama is speeding things along.

The contributions of George Washington to this nation are largely and regrettably ignored in today's history books, by the public at large, academics and the majority of politicians of all stripes.

How about taking a look at our third president, Thomas Jefferson?  He, too, gets short shrift by current day leaders, academics, politicians and Americans of all stripes.  Wisdom like this is sorely missed.   Here is another item that clarifies at least two of the inaccurate accounts of Jefferson as interpreted by latter day progressives and their revisionist history.

Born 225 years ago Tocqueville foresaw what would some day likely happen to the America he so admired.  He was truly prescient.  Quote: "Tocqueville foresaw an “immense tutelary power”—the modern state—which would degrade men rather than destroy their bodies. Over time, he feared, the state would take away citizens’ free will, their capacity to think and act, reducing them to “a herd of timid and industrious animals of which the government is the shepherd.” Are contemporary China and Russia substantially different?"

What was Lincoln's purpose in engaging in the Civil War?  What the modern progressive historians say is not the reason. It does not fit the leftist narrative and has a firm hold in modern day history accounts.  Lincoln's purpose for those who think they know will possibly shock them.  Quote:  In a letter to Horace Greely in 1862, he wrote: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or destroy slavery.  If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save the Union by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that."

The government does not have the right or Constitutional authority to do this but FDR did it anyway.  It was a rip off by the government to cover itself, its interests.  Despite claims it was for the good of the country the opposite turned out to be true.  The government needed the money for what it wanted to do. 

This bit of history is instructive for those who wish to understand Russia during the reign of terror imposed by the communists.  The article is about Robert Conquest, historian extraordinaire.  He was born in Russia, reared a communist but later rejected it and sought its destruction. Quote:  "Conquest lived to see a current U.S. presidential candidate, a senator, who had chosen, surely as an ideological gesture, to spend his honeymoon in the Soviet Union in 1988. Gulags still functioned, probably including some of the “cold Auschwitzes” in Siberia, described in Conquest’s “Kolyma.” The honeymooner did not mind that in 1988 political prisoners were — as may still be the case — being tortured in psychiatric “hospitals.” Thanks to the unblinking honesty of people like Conquest, the Soviet Union now is such a receding memory that Bernie Sanders’ moral obtuseness — the obverse of Conquest’s character — is considered an amusing eccentricity."  Think about it!  Bernie Sanders is now drawing huge crowds within progressive/ liberal/Democrat ranks.  That should tell you all you need to know about the current state of the political philosophy of a huge number of progressive/liberal/Democrat adherents, including our president, Democratic candidates Clinton and Sanders among others not in the race.  By the way plenty of Republicans are progressives, too.  That Republican characteristic goes all the way back to Teddy Roosevelt. 

This is an interesting piece that covers dialogue about where our "rights" come from.  It takes place between the president of the Alabama State Supreme Court and CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo.  The dialogue is followed by a series of items recounting what the founders used and considered as they constructed the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. 

When this award winning researcher got an award in Australia the mostly leftist audience was stunned to silence.  His research and writing provides detail accounts of the damage communists and unions did during World War II in Australia by subverting delivery of equipment and supplies to allied forces fighting the war against Japan.  Quote: "My speech, briefly outlining a few of the instances strikes, go-slows, and sabotage that had undermined Australia’s war effort – with the gruesomely appropriate figure of 6 million days directly lost through strikes – was heard in silence."  And, "It also made the point that the left-leaning history industry has largely glossed over the whole question of wartime strikes, sabotage, and go-slows."  And here:  "The award was a triumph for Quadrant’s new conservative publishing house. The Quadrant magazine was founded in 1956, partly in response to the Soviet Union crushing Hungary. The magazine has flown the flag of intellectual conservatism, often against daunting odds, for 58 years. We got out the champagne. The leftie luvvies did not join us."

This is an exceptional piece on the Constitution.  Recommend everyone read it...well worth the insights you will gain.

It is disingenuous to shield the truth from the public for political reasons.  This item is a case in point regarding the nuclear bombing of Japan at the end of WWII.   Quote: "To the victors go the spoils, and the American victors were the ones running the war crimes tribunals and thus also determined the content of my history text books.  <<America’s Leaders Knew that Japan was Searching for ways to Honorably Surrender Months before Hiroshima>>>  American intelligence agencies, with the full knowledge of President Roosevelt’s and President Truman’s administrations, were fully aware of Japan’s search for ways to honorably surrender months before Truman gave the fateful order to incinerate Hiroshima."  And, "It might already be too late to rescue and resuscitate the (mythical?) moribund humanitarian, peacemaking America that we used to know and love. It might be too late to effectively confront the corporate hijacking of liberal democracy in America. It might be too late to successfully bring down the arrogant and greedy ruling elites who are selfishly dragging our planet down the road to destruction. The rolling coups d’etat orchestrated by the  profiteers of what I call Friendly American Fascism may have already accomplished its goals."

George Burns

An Interesting Read

This former Congressman has left the Republican Party for many of the same reasons I did a good number of years ago.  It is an interesting read.  He obviously does not like either party since he notes that "The proudly socialist Democrats are full of passionate intensity, while the Republican leadership is full of pathetic excuses."  Neither of the two major parties have any moral or ethical standards nor are they deserving of our loyalty. They are all about themselves, frequently at our expense. Their self serving and incessant political disasters are an affront to honest, hard working tax paying citizens.

Friday, October 30, 2015

CNBC Idiots and the GOP

Nelson Hultberg 
Contemptuous disgust is the emotion that patriots feel these days when we have to
endure bureaucrats and talking heads on television, or anywhere else for that matter. But contempt and disgust are far too mild to describe the reaction of most of us in the wake of the GOP presidential debate in Boulder, CO on Wednesday night.

Could there be any more embarrassing of a performance on the part of the American media than that provided by imperious John Harwood, snide Becky Quick, and buffoonish Carl Quintanilla? If we were watching Homer and Marge Simpson strutting around in a nudist camp, it would be more cringe worthy maybe. 
The horrifying aspect of this abysmal TV charade is that the three CNBC moderators are no doubt feeling like they shined in the spotlight thrust upon them. Because of the "self-induced blinders" that blot out reality for liberal know-nothings, they are probably feeling proud of themselves. This, despite the fact that a sixth grader could see they were puerile, illiterate, and excruciatingly biased.
The Night's Winner
The evening was saturated with rancor and stupidity, yet several wonderful moments were given to us.  
Ted Cruz clearly stood out as the winner of the debate with a brilliant attack on the moderators that brought patriots of America to their feet cheering. Thirty minutes into the proceedings (marred by shocking fatuity from the questioners) Cruz was asked about the spending bill just passed in the House. He deftly sidestepped Quintanilla and seized the moment to unload on the god-awful behavior of CNBC.
Shakespeare's famous quote - "There is a tide in the affairs of men" - came to mind while watching Cruz's brief but brilliant oration. Or perhaps English professor, John Keating, in Dead Poets Society, telling his students to "Seize the day." It was great theater, and it was a signal that there is a strong, articulate conservative waiting in the wings if Trump falls because of the narcissistic load he carries and if Carson slides into the likable but unqualified for the White House category of political aspirants.
"Let me say something at the outset," Cruz fired back to the doltish Quintanilla. "The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don't trust the media. [huge applause] This is not a cage match...look at the questions - 'Donald Trump, are you a comic-book villain?' 'Ben Carson, can you do math?' 'John Kasich, will you insult two people over here?' 'Marco Rubio, why don't you resign?' 'Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen?' How about talking about the substantive issues the people care about?" [thunderous applause]
Cruz then scolded the moderators as if they were schoolboys: "The questions that are being asked shouldn't be trying to get people to tear into each other. It should be what are your substantive positions!" [more thunderous applause]
Cruz is highly intelligent, a Harvard graduate, and a polished debater. We just saw with his sterling performance in Boulder why he must not be counted out. His poll numbers are meager at present, but his audacity is huge. He seized the moment, which is what leaders do. They react spontaneously in the face of danger or evil or stupidity and dazzle with their oratory and their conviction. 
The Rest of the Pack
How did the rest of the candidates fare? Not nearly as well as Cruz. Rubio stood out with his assertive speaking style and personality. He has an agile brain that spews information in an engaging, staccato manner. It's a winning approach for debates. But unfortunately he is not a true conservative; he is very weak on immigration and the principles of freedom. He strikes me as a cherubic Machiavellian who will always be suspect. Not a man we want in the White House.
Donald Trump was strangely subdued as if he was trying to dial it back and appear presidential. The Donald has a big problem. If he tones it down, he loses his charisma and drops in poll numbers. But if he continues to fire up the furnace of insults he puts himself on the path to inevitable disenchantment from the electorate. Verbal brickbats and ridicule can only carry one so far. My guess is that he is drifting into the danger zone, and with his mediocre performance in Boulder, his "aura of inevitability" will start to show cracks in the coming months.
Jeb Bush, the poor little brother and tag-a-long of the Kennebunkport presidencies, seems so forlorn trying to bravely follow in his father's and brother's footsteps to do his family's bidding. But his enthusiasm is, like manliness at a soiree of fops, noticeably absent. The stature of his father and the Texas charm of his brother are nowhere to be seen. The first two Bushes were disastrous from a patriot's perspective, but Big Jeb is a lumbering giraffe that makes them look like fleet gazelles in the arena of politics. Life has cruelly placed Jeb last in the dynastic dream of grandfather Prescott, and unfortunately the country has soured on Bushes. Thus the ponderous Jeb is left to flounder in futility as luckier and more self-assured candidates speed past him.
Ben Carson is the human embodiment of Winston Churchill's famous quote about Russia, "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." Sphinx-like in his persona, he gazes out at the world with mystery written all over him. Is he wise and profound, or is he just bold and opportunistic? A brain surgeon certainly must have a steel core and a calm disposition. He must possess a level of courage that escapes ordinary men. And I'm sure Carson has all these attributes. He is totally unflappable, but his demeanor borders on the somnolent. Could this man govern the most powerful nation in the world in the tempestuous times that are descending upon us? Immense doubts linger in one's mind. Being president of zonked out America in a world of ISIS, mastodonic China, and the cauldron of conflagration that humans have made of modernity will require more than the requisite skills for brain surgery.
John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Rand Paul, Chris Christy, and Mike Huckabee make up the rest of the roster. They have as much chance of winning the GOP nomination as a pond of toads has of winning the Mirror Ball on Dancing With the Stars.
What are we to conclude from all this? Ted Cruz would make a fine president. And CNBC's three stooges make CNN's talking heads look like Tom Jeffersons when we know they are the spawn of Saul Alinsky breast-fed by Hanoi Jane.

Nelson Hultberg is a freelance writer in Dallas, Texas and the Director of Americans for a Free Republic A graduate of Beloit College in Wisconsin, his articles have appeared in such publications as The American Conservative, Insight, Liberty, The Freeman, The Dallas Morning News, and the San Antonio Express-News, as well as on numerous Internet sites. He is the author of The Golden Mean: Libertarian Politics, Conservative Values. Email:

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Black Lives Matter.

This introduces a serious discussion that is needed before the racial problems we face get out of hand.  This is more Walter Williams wisdom complemented by facts.

This is a despicable display of black lives matter at the death of a NYC cop.  You need to know that Obama recently spoke about the movement.  See his remarks at the second link below. Quote: "Some Harlem residents are cheering the news of the murder Tuesday night of New York City Police Officer Randolph Holder, a five year veteran and immigrant from Guyana who was killed in the line of duty, according to a report by former NYPD officer John Cardillo posted to Twitter. This disgusting behavior has local residents OUTRAGED!"  and Obama on Black Lives Matter.

The liberal left promoted the "black lives matter" mantra.  Now they have lost of control of the monster they helped create.  Quote: "Officials at the Democrat National Committee tried to pander to the “Black Lives Matter” movement by floating a resolution of Obama's support for the group at its recent annual meeting. But despite the DNC’s attempt to make nice with the violence-prone protesters, their hand of friendship was quickly slapped away by members of Black Lives Matter; and instead of thanks, the protest group heaped criticism on the Democrats."  And, "Despite the high praise and the DNC’s complete lack of mention of the many riots, the murders of policemen, the constant stream of racial epithets, and violent rhetoric of many Black Lives Matter members, the movement didn’t seem all that interested in receiving the DNC’s stamp of approval."

If the Democrats are not careful their association with the violent Black Lives Matter movement is going to taint them big time.  But, then again it must be noted this is not the first time liberals/Democrats have sided with anarchists.  Quote: "Black Lives Matter is not a mainstream group, and no legitimate political party should be associated with them,” he said. “If a party is known to be affiliated with Black Lives Matter, that group should be shunned for associating with a group that is akin to the KKK and the skinheads.”
The Democratic National Committee recently endorsed the Black Lives Matter movement, but BLM refused to endorse the Democrats in return, insisting that “true change requires real struggle … led by the people, not a political party.”   If more judges stood for common sense coupled with facts and real justice like this one, the debacle known as Black Live Matter would quickly go away.  Leftist pandering only perpetrates the problem.

Obama's apparent support of the Black Lives Matter movement is causing even more deaths.  Quote: "We need to start killing these officers," shouted a crowd as police arrested a violent woman in Madison, Wisconsin -- an ultraliberal university town where, incidentally, blacks are arrested at ten times the rate of whites.  Across the country some people seem to be acting on that advice. Last December, after the protests of the death in custody of a man on Staten Island, two New York Police Department officers were shot and killed in Brooklyn. On Aug. 2, a policeman was killed during a routine traffic stop in Memphis. On Aug. 29, a sheriff's deputy was gunned down in Houston. On Aug. 31, a police officer was killed in Fox Lake, Illinois. No wonder a Rasmussen poll conducted on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 found that 58 percent of Americans think there is a "war on police" today.'

Obama is chief law enforcement official in the US.  Nonetheless, his lawlessness is well established.  Because he also snubs police officers and calls them racists and need to be reeducated about civil rights, these police officers showed their disdain for him and his disregard for them and the rule of law.   This is an example of why the police despise Obama.  He has by word and deed contributed to the problem by excusing black for their actions and blaming whites and police instead.  He is part of the problem.

Wrap Up.

I guess I am not the only one fed up with progressive, liberal, socialistic and Democrat policies and practices perpetrated by a leftist dominated government and portions of a supportive public sector, especially the mainstream media, academia, crony capitalists,  big bankers and the federal reserve.  The lesson of this piece is that dissatisfaction is widespread.

George Burns

Problems With The Truth.

This high ranking Muslim cleric reveals the real Islamic agenda and it is NOT A Religion Of Peace.  Obama knows this but still supports Islam and abhors Christianity.  They want to take over and rule everywhere they can .  The cleric says so.  Read his very words.  Quote: "During a recent televised interview with Grand Ayatollah Ahmad al-Baghdadi, the leading Shia cleric of Iraq made clear why Islam and the rest of the world can never peacefully coexist.  First he spent some time discussing “defensive jihad,” saying that all capable Muslims are obligated to fight for the “liberation” of “occupied” territory, for instance, Israel (see here for a list of European countries also deemed “occupied” in the eyes of Islam)."  Obama, Bush and the rest of the progressives/liberals  try to convince us that it is a religion of peace.  Give me a break....

This piece affirms the true racists in this country are the progressives, liberals and those who support them.  This item proves it.  Quote: "The liberal media is fond of saying how the only reason Republicans disagree with Obama’s policies is because of racism. But as soon as they see that Republicans have shown black candidate Dr. Ben Carson enthusiastic support, they fall into a tailspin of confusion and hatred.  The level of vitriol being thrown at Ben Carson is clearly racially motivated and is disturbing in the extreme.  In fact, it seems that some of those in the Democratic party are keeping alive their tradition as the party that fought against Civil Rights and that battled to keep slavery legal."   But look what happens when they go after him with hatred and personal assaults.

The whole let's help the Syrian refugee thing may not be exactly what we are being told.  Look at what the European Union has found.  Quote: "Only one in every five migrants claiming asylum in Europe is from SyriaThe EU logged 213,000 arrivals in April, May and June but only 44,000 of them were fleeing the Syrian civil war.  Campaigners and left-wing MPs have suggested the vast majority of migrants are from the war-torn state, accusing the Government of doing too little to help them.  'This exposes the lie peddled in some quarters that vast numbers of those reaching Europe are from Syria,' said David Davies, Tory MP for Monmouth. 'Most people who are escaping the war will go to camps in Lebanon or Jordan.  'Many of those who have opted to risk their lives to come to Europe have done so for economic reasons.'"  More proof that it is wise not to believe what anyone in the Obama administration says. 

A dose of truth is needed to address the Democrat presidential debate's free stuff competition.  This is the Democrat way.  Promise low information voters free stuff in exchange for their votes.  This piece provides a brief assessment of how much their ludicrous pipe dreams would cost.  The bill payer for their promises?  You and me.  Do they care?  No!!!  As always it is about them and either gaining or retaining political power and not about sound public policy and responsible initiatives the citizenry deserve.

Wonder why Obama does not ever address this gun problem?  Chicago has among the strictest gun control laws in the country.  Yet as this item notes "As reported by The Daily Caller, someone has been shot in the Windy City every 2.84 hours — based on a total of 2,349 shootings — from January 1 to October 6, 2015, according to crime statistics maintained by the Chicago Tribune.  At the current rate, the number of shooting deaths in Chicago is expected to surpass the (high) 2014 total of 2,587 victims (where someone was shot every 3.38 hours). For comparison, there have only been 2,370 deaths of American military personnel in Afghanistan since the war there began in October 2001 (still too many, but you get the idea), according to a casualty-tracking website."   And,  "And yet, Chicago remains to be one of the most heavily regulated cities when it comes to gun control. Concealed carry permits are almost nonexistent, as The DC noted. If you want to buy a gun or ammunition in the entire state of Illinois (which is largely rural, mind you, but ruled by liberals who populate its cities), you'll first need to obtain a Firearms Owners Identification card (so the state can track your purchases). In the Windy City, you'll also need to comply with another tracking regulation; you'll need to get a Chicago Firearm Permit, which of course isn't free. "

Here a good assessment of the debate and exposes considerable dissembling/lying that occurred.

This is a peek into the style Nancy Pelosi used as Speaker and as the current leader of Democrats in the House of Representative.  Not a pretty picture.

This is truly pathetic.  Democrats should be ashamed of themselves or at least those that use only half their brain if that much.  Quote: "I think I have figured out why Democrats are so wedded to the climate change narrative, even when it doesn't make sense or isn't supported by the evidence. The reason is that they have figured out that, to their own scientifically illiterate voters, climate change works as a universally applicable scapegoat. Why bother informing yourself about literally any issue under the sun when you can just blame anything that is going wrong on climate change and know that at least liberal voters will believe it."

Regarding the flood of deceptions spouted by anti-gun advocates, a dose of truth is need to correct the record.  This is a partial stab at the effort.   Isn't it interesting that 16 mass shootings have occurred in President Obama's home town.  Not a peep about these disasters and their cause.  Why?  Because he is a total hypocrite. 

The bias, lies, deceptions offered by Obama and his administration are nonstop, pervasive and hypocritical.  Anything the president says that sounds good to those with whom he disagrees should be disregarded.  It will be a total lie.  This item illustrates the point.

Abusing the one person one vote scheme that the left is playing is all a part of the let as many illegals in as possible so they can vote for Democrats.  It is unethical and probably illegal.   Pretending that the word "person" does not mean citizen is about as low as one can go.  All the legal mumbo jumbo is a bunch of you know what.   

The Obama administration is more than willing to do anything for illegal immigrants, undocumented and un-vetted illegal Muslims.  But they are not willing to do anything good for the citizens who pay their salaries.  This is one of the ingredients of Obama's "fundamental change" plan for America about which he revealed nothing prior (but feel good lies) to being elected.  And,

This provides an example of the tyrannical approach Obama takes in running his office.  In defiance of the Constitution he bypasses Congress to do what he wants to do.  This arrogance suggests that only he knows what is right and proper.  As we all know human caused climate change is far, far from being settled science.  He does not care and continues actions that waste resources, hurt families, especially the poor, and reeks havoc on the nation's economy.

These bills are brought to you by out of control, fiscally irresponsible liberals in both parties who are spendthrifts from top of the political ladder to the bottom.  The real value of these efforts for the left, while a lifesaver for some, is winning popularity contests with the huge volume of low information voters while a shrinking number of lowly tax payers suffer the consequences by paying the costs.  These are factual examples of the point to refute repeated lies.,  and much, much more.

If you have never heard this man speak or read any of his writings you have lost out on getting an education in civics, law and justice.

I have in the past provided a number of pieces on the government's improper “civil asset forfeiture” practices.  This provides a good summary.

This is a member of the technology industry talking to us and he has some important things to say to us.  Quote: "Being a teenager is tough. Acne, hormones, dating, school pressures and living with parents are challenging. Perhaps that’s why today's teens seem oblivious to government policies jeopardizing their future. The following are four ways government is hurting the adulthood prospects for our teenagers."

George Burns

Illegal Immigration

President Obama claims that those of us who believe Islam and terrorism are connected are ignorant.  I may be ignorant but I am not stupid.  He is totally in the tank for Islam and is doing all he can set our nation on a coarse that leads to the US becoming a Islamic state.  He protects Muslims across the globe, ignores their repeated acts of terrorism and ignores the fact that their holy books demand they suppress all nations that refuse to become Muslim states and to do so by killing the infidels.  Quote: "What the President fails to realize is that the entire history of Islam has been one continuous violent physical confrontation with the world. From Mohammed’s assault on Mecca to ISIS’ war in Syria and Iraq, there has never been a moment where Islam was not violently forcing itself on some corner of our planet.  We equate Islam with terror because the two are most assuredly linked, and it is not we who are ignorant, Mr. President… it is you who are living in ignorance.   A recent poll of Muslims in the US found that 52% of Muslims want Sharia Law brought to America.  Sharia law violates the very heart of our Constitution. 

The whole let's help the Syrian refugee thing may not be exactly what we are being told.  Look at what the European Union has found.  Quote: "Only one in every five migrants claiming asylum in Europe is from SyriaThe EU logged 213,000 arrivals in April, May and June but only 44,000 of them were fleeing the Syrian civil war.  Campaigners and left-wing MPs have suggested the vast majority of migrants are from the war-torn state, accusing the Government of doing too little to help them.  'This exposes the lie peddled in some quarters that vast numbers of those reaching Europe are from Syria,' said David Davies, Tory MP for Monmouth. 'Most people who are escaping the war will go to camps in Lebanon or Jordan.  'Many of those who have opted to risk their lives to come to Europe have done so for economic reasons.'"  More proof that is it wise not to believe what anyone in the Obama administration says. 

Whether the president did or not direct the intelligence community leadership to soften the intelligence he receives his whole demeanor/approach regarding intelligence and foreign policy makes the atmosphere one where denial of the truth/facts is plauslible.  If he did in fact direct intelligence to be softened, then he is being treasonous.  As this item states, if the State Department leadership has decided on its own to soften intelligence going to Obama to make it more palatable then they are treasonous.  Either way it represents a dishonest government at work.  That 50 intelligence officials are lying when claiming their intelligence analyses are being altered is simply not plausible.  Quote: So "... the bad news Americans are getting from quite a few (50) intelligence officials who say their reports on ISIS and Syrian rebel groups have been altered by senior officials at the State Department."  Obama's two heads of the State Department have been disasters.  

Obama's illegal immigration policies are killers too.  You have heard about quite a few incidences I know, but here is another one.   How about another one.  

Democrat congressman demands that more free stuff be given to illegal immigrants.  Incredible irresponsibility. 

Staying on the illegal immigration theme, it is instructive to pay attention to our neighbor to the south, Mexico.  If ever there was a hypocritical nation they are it.  This item explains that Mexico is demanding that Texas issue birth certificates to their anchor babies.  In fact a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of illegals from three different countries.  They even demand Texas obey the 16th Amendment to the Constitution.  Since when did they have the right to demand illegal immigrants from their country have rights within our country they do not have in Mexico?   This is how Mexico treats illegals in their country.  This is just one item codified in Mexican Law. There are many more restrictive item therein.  Read the article.  Quote: "Illegal entry into the country is equivalent to a felony punishable by two years’ imprisonment. Document fraud is subject to fine and imprisonment; so is alien marriage fraud. Evading deportation is a serious crime; illegal re-entry after deportation is punishable by ten years’ imprisonment. Foreigners may be kicked out of the country without due process and the endless bites at the litigation apple that illegal aliens are afforded in our country (see, for example, President Obama’s illegal-alien aunt — a fugitive from deportation for eight years who is awaiting a second decision on her previously rejected asylum claim)."  Another, "If outsiders do not enhance the country’s “economic or national interests” or are “not found to be physically or mentally healthy,” they are not welcome. Neither are those who show “contempt against national sovereignty or security.” They must not be economic burdens on society and must have clean criminal histories. Those seeking to obtain Mexican citizenship must show a birth certificate, provide a bank statement proving economic independence, pass an exam, and prove they can provide their own health care."   Here is another quote from that article. "   As for abuse, the Mexican government is notorious for its abuse of Central American illegal aliens who attempt to violate Mexico’s southern border. The Red Cross has protested rampant Mexican police corruption, intimidation, and bribery schemes targeting illegal aliens there for years. Mexico didn’t respond by granting mass amnesty to illegal aliens, as it is demanding that we do. It clamped down on its borders even further. In late 2008, the Mexican government launched an aggressive deportation plan to curtain illegal Cuban immigration and human trafficking through Cancun."   I ask you.  Did you learn that from President Obama, any of his minions, or talking heads in the liberal mainstream media?

George Burns

More Random Thoughts 2

This piece provides good insight into the UN and its efforts to sit atop a global New World Order.  The UN is not alone in its efforts nation states such as the US, Canada, Germany, etc. are in league with the initiative. 

This item discusses the downside of US membership in the UN.  An instructive piece.  Quote: "A realistic assessment of the U.N.’s actual conduct teaches us not to be beguiled by the idealism propounded by its supporters. We should reconsider our country’s commitment to this problematical institution."

The UN continues its power grab.  It is highly unlikely that the Senate knows of this UN initiative just as in the above item.  And, my guess is that Obama could not care less.   Those interested in psychiatry and psychology will be especially intrigued.  But, I hasten to add it should concern us all.  Quote: "The mandatory imposition of the World Health Organization's classification of diseases (ICD-10th revision) upon the practice of medicine and all allied professions including psychology on October 1, 2015 is a major step in the radical transformation of the United States into a subjugated territory of a one-world regime under the auspices of the United Nations."

You need to read this item if you still don't think the UN is a power hungry tyrannical monster AND is collaborating against the interests of the US and other free nations.  Quote: "

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Negotiators at the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany resurrected the “International Tribunal of Climate Justice” and inserted it into the text they are preparing for nations to agree to at the big UN summit in Paris in December.
  • Over 130 developing nations led by South Africa and instigated by China and India are insisting that they will not sign a climate agreement in Paris unless it contains massive redistribution of wealth from developed to poor nations.  Now they want the power to haul the U.S. and its allies before a UN Star Chamber to enforce compliance. 
The draft text will allow developing nations to sit in judgment over the U.S. and its allies, but not subject those nations to the tribunal’s jurisdiction themselves."

All along this is what the whole immigration game Obama has been playing is all about.  He, of course, has the full support of  Democrats.  It is as dirty and unethical as you know what.  It is all about Democratic party control of our government.  The will of the people does not matter.  Progressive leftist/Democrat control over the population does.   Somehow the whole process of handling the Middle Eastern refugee mess (which the UN has failed miserably in handling in the first place) fell to the UN.  They are telling free nations what number of immigrations/refugees each will be required to absorb.  Since when did they acquire that authority?  Ask yourself why Muslim nations get a free ride or have refused to accept any.  One more time I will say the UN is not a friend of our Republic.

UN indoctrination supporting their goal to establish a One World Government has long been underway.  Our compliant government has played along.  Two quotes: "This is a part of a huge propaganda campaign designed to make UN Agenda 21 cool and hip, and unassailable." And, "Popular culture is supporting UN Agenda 21 through all media, through schools, through all levels of bureaucracy, and peer pressure. Transformation is the term you’ll hear, ‘change’, and it can only happen by destroying the existing order.  Young people are the most vulnerable; they’ve been fed this line all of their lives and see themselves as the saviors of the poor and downtrodden.  The salvation is packaged as Sustainable Development / Agenda 21."  

While not UN related.  It does illustrate how governments and their crony businessmen control things.  This so called treaty has been railed against by members of both political parties.  Past performance of these type deals have resulted is the loss of US jobs.  Big businesses win the people lose.  To get a sense of how problematic this treaty is read just one quote.  Quote: "The IP Chapter of the TPP has perhaps been the most controversial chapter due to its wide-ranging effects on internet services, medicines, publishers, civil liberties and biological patents. “If TPP is ratified, people in the Pacific-Rim countries would have to live by the rules in this leaked text,” said Peter Maybarduk, Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines Program Director. “The new monopoly rights for big pharmaceutical firms would compromise access to medicines in TPP countries. The TPP would cost lives.”

This helps to emphasize the oppressive controls the UN wishes to impose on a global basis.  Quote: Regarding climate science "... a sizable percentage of the population that consists of both scientists and laymen disagree with popular opinion, then it can hardly be called a settled science. This situation calls for more research and debate until the truth, whatever it may be, becomes indisputable and everyone can get on board with that reality. You know what it doesn’t call for? Persecuting and prosecuting the minority that has dared to disagree with popular opinion.  And that’s exactly what a secretive UN funded legal conference decided to do last month, when they met to discuss climate change and how the International Court of Justice should tackle it."  This is scarry.  Note this, too. What is "... interesting about this whole situation, is that I [author of the article] don’t remember hearing about anyone calling for pro-global warming opinions to be made illegal (as a matter of fact, if you can find a single instance of this happening, post it in the comments.) This type of behavior seems to stem exclusively from the other side of the aisle, and it doesn’t do their argument any favors. If this is how top global warming proponents approach science and debate, then it’s hard to imagine anyone taking their assertions seriously in the future."

George Burns