…..We have learned that we now all live in a government fishbowl.
In the aftermath of 9/11 the Bush administration did what it thought must be done to avoid a comparable attack, but the Obama administration has turned the Patriot Act into an excuse to ignore the Constitution and impose a potential police state on all of us.
In a June 6 Wall Street Journal opinion by Elizabeth Goitein, a co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, warned that “The most tangible problem is the invasion of American’s privacy. The so-called metadata collected by the NSA includes information about our calls, such as the numbers we call, the numbers of those who call us, when the calls were made, and for how long. This information may seem relatively trivial at first blush. Yet, pieced together, these details can paint a detailed and sensitive picture of our private lives and our associations.”
Saturday, May 25, 2013
“You may not be interested in war, but war may be interested in you.” — Leon TrotskyIf you think about the presidents who we remember and honor the most,
it is those who faced war and rallied the nation to victory. Our first president, George Washington, sustained the Revolutionary War for eight long years against daunting odds, including a Continental Congress that often provided little support for the men under his command that were fighting to create a new, free nation.
Washington’s reputation in war and peace is the reason that the Constitution designates the President as Commander-in-Chief.
He was so highly regarded for his conduct of the Revolution that the Founders concluded that future presidents had to be free to wage war, but only after Congress declared that a state of war existed.America, however, has not formally passed a declaration of war since WWII and then because it had been declared against us first.
Articles: The Most Open Administration in History… “Consider that we have a president whose word simply cannot be trusted. ~ Alan Caruba calls him a “Wannabe Dictator” and Obama’s own words prove the case. He bypasses Congress at every turn and his executive orders “grant [him] total power over every aspect of life in America in the event of an emergency or attack.” Additionally Obama has learned well the import of Hitler’s… ”
Consider that we have a president whose word simply cannot be trusted. Alan Caruba calls him a “Wannabe Dictator” and Obama‘s own words prove the case. He bypasses Congress at every turn and his executive orders “grant [him] total power over every aspect of life in America in the event of an emergency or attack.” Additionally Obama has learned well the import of Hitler’s comment that “all propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.”
Additionally, Obama is just fine with
A Department of Justice memo outlining his plan to kill American citizens at will.
• A Marxist aversion to capitalism, the engine that has made America so successful.
• An unrelenting assault on rich people, while hypocritically taking their donations for his own use and all the while actually threatening the livelihood of the middle class.
• A constant and unremitting debt that threatens to destroy the fabric of this country. In this clip Ronald Reagan “warned us about Obama.” since it is completely unsustainable for any country to maintain such debt.
• Deluging the country with immigration reform that threatens to add at least seven million people to Obamacare.
By Alan Caruba
The author of “1984”, George Orwell, once said, “The quickest way to end a war is to lose it.”
In the preamble to the U.S. Constitution, among the priorities listed is to “provide for the common defense” of the nation. After having fought a six-year war during the Revolution and replaced the failed Articles of Confederation, the framers of the Constitution, many of whom had fought beside George Washington, well understood the need for a standing army and navy to protect the new nation.
In the nation’s earliest years, Americans repeatedly elected Presidents with military credentials and experience. In addition to Washington they included Monroe, Jackson, Harrison, Tyler, Grant, Teddy Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush41 and 43. FDR had served as Secretary of the Navy.
By Alan Caruba
Driving around my hometown and surrounding communities in New Jersey, a familiar sight has been tree stumps, the wreckage left behind by Hurricane Sandy. Having lived here with few breaks my entire life, it never occurred to me how many trees there are. From a lookout point in the Essex County South Mountain Reservation area one sees in the distance the city of New York.
As far as the eye can see, it is entirely forested.
In an interesting new book, “Nature Wars”, by Jim Sterba, a veteran journalist, takes the reader on a journey to America’s long ago past and brings him to the present. In the process, he removes a lot of mythology and replaces it with some extraordinary facts that are the background for the way our modern lifestyles put us in conflict with many species that are not only thriving, but some which faced virtual extinction from over-hunting, especially during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
(“IF Barack Hussein Obama is permitted to take the oath of office in the face of the documentation offered in the books cited above and the clear language of the U.S. Constitution, it will mark the end of the efficacy of law in America…..”) ~ Warning Signs: Why Obama Should Not Be Allowed to Take the Oath of Office Again
…..This goes way beyond stuffing ballot boxes to steal an election. It is fraud that nullifies the Constitutional requirements–the laws– governing who may hold the highest office in the land.
We must also ask why there has been the failure or refusal of many elements of the nation’s judicial system to respond to the law suits, often declaring that the parties filing them have “no standing” before the courts to allege that Obama has defrauded Americans in order to be elected.
By Alan Caruba
If my emails and the headlines I am reading indicate anything, there is widespread fear among Americans that something terrible has occurred with the reelection of President Obama. Not all Americans, though. Those who voted for Obama appear to remain oblivious despite the threat of a “fiscal cliff” or the new taxes in Obamacare that will kick in on January 2nd.
We have a Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy, Geithner, calling for an end to debt ceilings, apparently believing that America can continue to borrow money to pay for the interest on its escalating debt, now pegged at $16 trillion and growing daily. The U.S. borrows $4 billion a day. Anyone with a credit card knows that their payments increase as they struggle to deal with their personal debt. Eventually they either declare bankruptcy or turn to companies that negotiate a payment to release them.
If America was to default on its debt, the dollar, already in free fall, would be worth nothing. We would be bartering shiny beads and anything else to buy food and other necessaries. We would become Zimbabwe where you need a million of their dollars to buy a loaf of bread.
By Alan Caruba Monday, October 29, 2012
No doubt FEMA is all geared up for the damage Hurricane Sandy will do throughout the Northeast and wide swatches to the West. And no doubt it will be the States and local communities and utilities that will do the heavy lifting as FEMA tries to give the appearance of doing anything useful.
All of which is bad news—actually more bad news—for President Obama who, insanely campaigning, flew to Orlando, Florida on Sunday and then immediately flew back to Washington, DC, without leaving the airport. Just how much did that little round-trip cost the taxpayers? How stupid and indifferent does one have to be to leave Washington as a major hurricane is bearing down on the Northeast’s coasts?
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Great Ethanol Scam
By Alan Caruba
The rocketing costs of gasoline and the price of corn being paid worldwide are the result of U.S. government mandates requiring the inclusion of ethanol in the gasoline all Americans must use. The time has long since passed to eliminate ethanol from this primary fuel.
ActionAid USA is an anti-poverty group. The study found that the corn-importing countries of Central America and North Africa are at the highest risk from ethanol expansion—the requirement to include ethanol with gasoline.
By Alan Caruba
The “EPA has admitted to a federal court that it asks human guinea pigs to sacrifice their lives for regulatory purposes—and $12 per hour.” That was a recent news item reported by JunkScience.com’s founder, Steve Milloy.
“EPA has responded to our emergency motion for a temporary restraining order against its ongoing human experiment (called ‘Captain’) involving the air pollutant” known as “fine particles.”
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Destroying Our Military from Within
By Alan Caruba
“Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.” — Ronald Reagan
If you want to know how President Obama feels about the U.S. military, consider that in all the years since D-Day 1945 there have been three occasions when a President failed to go to the D-Day Monument that honors the soldiers killed during the Invasion.
The occasions were:
1. Barack Obama 2010
2. Barack Obama 2011
3. Barack Obama 2012
For the past 68 years, all Presidents, except Obama, have paid tribute to the fallen soldiers killed on D-Day. This year, instead of honoring the soldiers, he made a campaign trip on Air Force 1 to California to raise funds for his reelection.
By Alan Caruba Sunday, June 17, 2012
It has taken three and a half years into Barack Obama’s presidency for most Americansto realize that he has been deliberately destroying America by driving up the nation’s debt and deficit, reducing privately held wealth, forcing millions onto the public dole, undermining its moral structure, and weakening the nation’s reputation internationally..
His latest lie is that “the private sector is doing just fine”, but the numbers tell the whole story and one can find them on an excellent blog, Economic Collapse, that offers seventy examples:
Death of a Patriot (“One of a kind Tennessean Henry Lamb held a lifelong dedication to the American Constitution, and did more to warn average people about the destructive encroachment of the United Nations on human society than any other source.”)
By Judi McLeod Thursday, May 24, 2012
News comes to Canada Free Press (CFP) this morning from columnist Michael Oberndorf of the passing of outstanding American patriot, Henry Lamb.
One of a kind Tennessean Henry Lamb held a lifelong dedication to the American Constitution, and did more to warn average people about the destructive encroachment of the United Nations on human society than any other source.
His columns on the UN’s Agenda 21 which appeared on CFP, World Net Daily and elsewhere, were classics. The results of Lamb’s long ago dire warnings on the The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), also called the Law of the Sea Convention or the Law of the Sea treaty, sadly passed through the warning stage and are now about to become ratified and signed as airtight UN documents.
A tireless defender of liberty and freedom, Lamb shrugged off the excessive hate mail of progressives, focusing on researching and writing his next column.
Henry Lamb’s work was carried by print journal Toronto Free Press, the forerunner to CFP. Indeed Lamb and Alan Caruba have been CFP contributing columnists longer than anyone else.
This is an example of how stupid the entire cult of environmentalism is. Some “scientists” measured the amount of methane in cow farts by way of saving the Earth from something or other. If you look closely at virtually everything environmentalists say about any subject, you will conclude that it closely resembles cow farts.
After years of hearing liberals tell us that any criticism of President Obama is because he is Black, it seems to me they ought to admit that he got elected because he is Black. In the interest of accuracy, he is half-Black and half-White. I say this because the media has now begun calling the shooter of Trayvon Martin a “White-Hispanic.”
Beyond that, it was apparent to anyone watching and listening to Barack Obama that a moron was running for office; one willing to say anything for five minute’s advantage. He literally lied his way into the Oval Office.
The fear of martial law
Renew America ^ | 3/21/2012 | Alan Caruba
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 2:12:53 PM by WPaCon
The President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, has generated so much fear that the most common theme of posted comments and private communications is that he will refuse to relinquish power if defeated in November or that, under some pretext, he will declare a state of martial law.
Many, myself included, did not like the Patriot Act that was enacted following 9/11 but there is little evidence that this law has been abused to deprive Americans of their fundamental rights and freedom, though surely some suspected of being terrorists were detained.
An Executive Order posted on the White House website on Friday, March 16, 2012, has generated a wave of fear. It is officially about “National Defense Resources Preparedness” and its stated policy addresses “national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950.”
Its stated policy is that “The United States must have an industrial and technological base capable of meeting national defense requirements and capable of contributing to the technological superiority of its national defense equipment in peacetime and in times of national emergency.” (Emphasis added)
In 1950 the nation was entering a new phase of history following World War II. It would be called the Cold War led by the then-Soviet Union, but 1950 is also important because on October 1, 1949, Mao Zedung had proclaimed the birth of the People’s Republic of China, instituting a Communist regime that continues to this day. With German and Japanese totalitarian threats vanquished, new ones were emerging.
(“It is the crime of the century that America, home to some of the world’s greatest reserves of coal, natural gas and oil, is being deliberately destroyed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior as they do everything in their power to restrict access and drive energy producers out of business.”) ~ Destroying America by Denying Access to Energy
Destroying America by Denying Access to Energy
Right Side News ^ | 1/22/2012 | Alan Caruba
Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 10:07:36 AM by IbJensen
It is the crime of the century that America, home to some of the world’s greatest reserves of coal, natural gas and oil, is being deliberately destroyed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior as they do everything in their power to restrict access and drive energy producers out of business.
It is common sense that a nation that cannot produce sufficient electricity to turn on its lights and power its manufacturing sector will be destroyed if current Obama administration regulations and actions continue. Our vital transportation sector and all others that utilize petroleum-based products will suffer, too.
America’s Dark Mood By Alan Caruba ~ “It is possible for an entire nation to suffer depression? Not the financial, but the emotional kind.”
As with any depression, one has to shake it off and find ways to turn dark moods in to bright tomorrows. That’s America’s job. We have done it in the past and we can do it again
America’s Dark Mood
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By Alan Caruba Sunday, January 8, 2012
It is possible for an entire nation to suffer depression? Not the financial, but the emotional kind.
I have not spoken to anyone, however, that has expressed any optimism about the state of the nation and the air is full of conspiracy theories regarding what new action Barack Obama might take. The most popular of these is that he will declare “a national emergency” in order to assert powers that would put him in control of the nation without reference or consultation with Congress.
America’s Communist President
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2011 12:53:10 PM by Olympiad Fisherman
In his extraordinary book, “Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century”, the historian, Dr. Paul Kengor, stated in his introduction that “We now know that American Communists and their masters in Moscow were acutely aware that they could never gain the popular support they needed to enlist the support of a much wider coalition that could help them push their private agenda.”
Most threatening, however, was Dr. Kengor’s discovery that “it was nothing short of stunning to research this book during the presidential bid of Barack Obama and hear so many of the names in my research surface repeatedly in the background of the man who became president of the United States of America. The way in which so many names and themes from the Cold War past aligned and made their way into Obama’s orbit was chilling …
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Posted on Monday, January 03, 2011 1:15:52 PM by Nachum
The Obama administration is “one of the most corrupt administrations in modern times” said Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) Sunday, January 2st. As the incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, we can expect some explosive revelations. The larger question is how long can a nation survive when its east and west coasts are occupied by liberals who are so out of touch with reality they cannot understand why the rest of the nation would disagree with them about anything? Two States alone, California and New York, are so broke and
Nullification in 2011!
Recently by Alan Caruba: Busybodies, Nags and Control Freaks
The great issue of our times is the same great issue of the 1830s. The question is whether Congress can pass legislation or the President issue executive orders that are not authorized by or consistent with the Constitution?
The federal government is a republic composed of separate and sovereign republics.
What recourse do the States have individually and in combination when the central government acts in a fashion that is contrary to the limits and enumerated powers of the Constitution?
The answer, other than an appeal to the courts, is nullification. This term is defined as the assertion that States can and should refuse to enforce unconstitutional federal laws.
This is no trifling matter.
In the past two years since the advent of the Obama administration, the federal government has seized control of one sixth of the nation’s economy, asserting control over the provision of healthcare.
It seized control of General Motors and Chrysler auto manufacturers, arbitrarily casting aside the rightful expectations of their bondholders and other creditors.
It has imposed absurd and invasive demands on air travelers.
It is considering a United Nations treaty that would render the Second Amendment null and void.
It has sued Arizona for enacting an immigration law that mirrors its own.
It is attempting through the FCC to assert control over the Internet.
Every time you see some product being sold as “Green,” allegedly safer or beneficial for the environment, you can be sure that it is more expensive than a comparable product that does the same thing without making this claim.Everything you eat, drink, wear or use begins as a “natural” product.
It is absurd to think that calling it “Green” improves it in any fashion. Countless inspections before anything reaches the marketplace ensure product safety. To put it another way, a carrot is a carrot is a carrot.
Recently I received a news release from a public relations firm touting clients selling Green products such as “Parsley Plus All-Purpose Cleaner,” along with “stylish organic bed linens, “natural and organic clothing,” a “99.6% natural line” of shampoos, and, “100% Bamboo towels.”In a similar fashion, every time you hear a corporation claiming it is concerned about the environment you can be sure that it is trying to protect itself against lawsuits from environmental groups or Environmental Protection Agency action that will eat into its profits and dividends.
A recent Wall Street Journal article, “Misleading Claims on ‘Green’ Labeling” cited a study asserting that “more than 95% of consumer products examined committed at least one offense of ‘greenwashing’, a term used to describe unproven environmental claims, according to TerraChoice, a North American environmental-marketing company that issued the report.”
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By Kelly O’Connell Full Story
“Obama against Palin—Are you nuts? Barack would wipe the floor with Sarah in every category without even trying!” Well, that’s what many Americans said when comparing the two in 2008. But oh, my—how the worm has turned! With Barack spending his whole presidency falling in the polls (now at 37%), even his own party can only hope to be elected by pretending they don’t know him.
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I recently spent some time pondering how to solve some of the problems besetting America, and I thought that perhaps others might be interested in the solutions I came up with. So here they are:
Goodbye Global Warming, Hello Biodiversity
By Alan Caruba Full Story
After three decades of trying to push the global warming scam to a point where billions could be made selling and trading bogus “carbon credits”, the global schemers have abandoned it in the wake of 2009 revelations that a handful of rogue climate scientists were literally inventing the data to support it.
Obama Justice Dept. Denies Military Vote, Blames GOP
By Warner Todd Huston Full Story
The head of the Obama Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Tom Perez, admitted this week that he has no real intention of trying to assure that members of our military are afforded their right to vote, and will not attempt in a timely fashion to enforce the MOVE Act (Military and Overseas Voter Empower Act) intended to make sure that our soldiers get their ballots with time enough to return them so that they can be counted on election day.
Well, I Swear! But to Who?
By Mike Foil Full Story
“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”
On 9/11, of 2010, I wrote an article with the title, “Domestic Enemies of the Constitution”, which was published on Canada Free Press. This article discussed the various oaths that our elected officials and military personnel swear upon entering their new positions.
Nov. 2 – Expect Huge Turns to the Right Unless ACORNs and Labor Unions Play Their Dirty Tricks
By Jerry McConnell Full Story
My advice to all election polling places, and I mean ALL, is to keep your eyes and ears open for unorthodox behavior not just during hours of voting, but before and after when sneaky hands can deface or change voting results.
And don’t think that these sleazy, unprincipled, conscienceless predators from ACORN, or whatever names they now sport to cover their past sins for which they have yet to be punished, are not benefactors for the liberals.
The Way the World Really Works
By Damon Vrabel Full Story
Halloween’s liberal message
By Greg Halvorson Full Story
This Sunday, little goblins will approach my door and walk away disappointed. Call me curmudgeon, but the mindset whereby “something for nothing” is expected and unearned has infiltrated society, and, thus, I don’t “treat.”
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By Kelly O’Connell Full Story
Obama has utterly failed. He launched an entire presidency upon a tissue of lies, excuses, ignorance and a prickly cult of self-worship. But this proved so unstable it gave way beneath him mere weeks into his tenure. Now he free-falls into oblivion. Future historians might craft “theories”—obscuring his incompetence, blaming it onto outside forces or resolute foes. But those who witnessed his malfeasance know better.
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1. How did it happen that our country became a land where Christian children are forbidden to use the word, “God”, in the public schools; public school students are forbidden to say prayers at football games; and religious speech is banned from the public square? Read on, and I will show you how judges on the supreme Court perverted our Constitution, prohibited the Free Exercise of Religion, and abridged our Freedom of Speech.
“Marxism in America” by Lt. Gen. (Ret.) W.G. Boykin
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Obama’s Failure Agenda
By Alan Caruba Full Story
Normally, we assume that anyone who runs for and assumes the office of president has an agenda intended to succeed and thereby ensure that history will look favorably on his accomplishments. The men who served in that office craved success and loathed failure.
Barack Obama didn’t merely promise hope and change. On June 3, 2008 in his nomination victory speech, he said that “this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal…”
Concerned About Concerned Scientists
By Joseph A Olson, PE Full Story
All true scientists should be wringing their hands over the powerful sounding name of a political pressure group parading beneath the banner of science. Adding to this deception is the use of the word ‘union’, implying the exact ‘settled science’ that we all now recognize as a front for Faux Science.
“You Can’t Handle the Truth,” United States Military!
October 18, 2010 | Thor Asgardson
Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 6:15:52 AM
by Hang’emAllConservative columnist
Alan Caruba wrote a most excellent article, where he posed the question as to whether or not Obama is a moron.
This article will answer that question.Stupid is, as stupid does and the following is what the Obama´s have presented as their presidential legacy, for the national perusal:
This couple has transformed national service into a permanent White House vacation, including a free pass for Obama´s illegal alien aunt to get out of jail. Barack H. Obama thinks he is president and Tiger Woods, rolled-into-one, in that by his actions, he shows he would rather play golf, than properly run a country as a good steward.
Michelle Obama conducts herself as if she were Marie Antoinette, gallivanting around the globe as a celebrity and playgirl, while her countrymen suffer the collapse of their country, while struggling to make ends meet, as they lose their homes and jobs.
Obama has actually attained the status of a dictator…The question for the ages is:
“Can the United States military ´handle the truth?
The only man who should be facing a military tribunal, is the one who now sits in the Oval Office.
It is hoped that the United States military will coalesce around Lt. Col. Lakin—and the nation—to release the corporate stranglehold on our country, by deposing the usurper president from power by military coup.
The United States military must come forth as the spearhead of the Second American Revolution, to deliver the American people from bondage to usury at the hands of the Federal Reserve and to restore justice and rule of law to our republic.
This great task requires a military occupation on Capitol Hill, to elicit regime change.
Only a criminal moron could so egregiously violate the public trust….His spectacle of treason is breath-taking.