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The Yankee Problem Again by Clyde Wilson

February 20, 2014 1 comment

…..Thomas Jefferson pointed to the phenomenon of the Yankee just before his election as president when he wrote: “It is true that we are completely under the saddle of Massachusetts and Connecticut, and that they ride us very hard, insulting our feelings, as well as exhausting our strength and substance.”

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At about the same time he remarked of New England, the original breeding ground of Yankees, that they were “marked with such a perversity of character” that the natural political division of the United States would always be between Americans (non-Yankees) and Yankees.

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A How-To Guide to Blowing Up the Constitution… (See Related Articles!)

November 1, 2013 1 comment

A How-To Guide to Blowing Up the Constitution

National Journal ^ | October 31, 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald

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America, we\’ve got some bad news: Our Constitution isn\’t going to make it. It\’s had 224 years of commendable, often glorious service, but there\’s a time for everything, and the government shutdown and permanent-crisis governance signal that it\’s time to think about moving on. \”No society can make a perpetual constitution,\” Thomas Jefferson wrote to James Madison in 1789, the year ours took effect. \”

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Tom DiLorenzo: The Bigot’s Guide to Hating Southerners – LewRockwell.com

October 25, 2013 3 comments

A CNN travel editor named Chuck Thompson has established himself as a one-man hate group in writing a short book entitled Better Off Without ‘Em: A Northern Manifesto for Southern Secession.”

 

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He advertised his book in an October 20 article in Salon entitled “Just Secede Already.” Oh, if only we could.Hatred of and bigotry toward Southerners is of course nothing new.

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The New England “Yankees” of the early nineteenth century thought of themselves as God’s chosen people and deplored the immigration into the country of lesser humans from parts of Europe other than their own little section of the British Isles – especially the loathsome Catholic immigrants from Germany, Ireland, and Italy See Albion’s Seed by David Hackett Fisher.

 

 

 

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Bad News for Blacks; Country’s Financial Picture Spells Their Doom

August 2, 2013 1 comment

By Jerry McConnell (Bio and Archives) Friday, August 2, 2013

 

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The average person in the United States might think that Obama would be frantic and worried to a frazzle over the current national fiscal status and its dire outlook for the futures of the blacks of America. But does Barack Hussein Obama look or act worried and downtrodden in his daily cavorts around the country or even the world?

 

 

 

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Who’s Responsible for the 1861-65 Bloodbath? –…..

July 13, 2013 1 comment
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…..John Brown, who had declared himself to be a communist, had organized terrorist attacks in Kansas which included the murder of entire families who did not own slaves, and the murder of free black men. “Perhaps most appalling,” writes Fleming, “were the murders of James P. Doyle and his two oldest sons, while Doyle’s wife, Mahala, pleaded frantically for their lives . . . . The Doyles were immigrants from Tennessee who . . . had no interest in owning slaves.” Brown claimed that his purpose was “to strike terror into the hearts of the proslavery people.” He planned even larger acts of terrorism at Harpers’ Ferry in 1859 where he was apprehended by U.S. Marines led by Colonel Robert E. Lee, and he was hanged for his crimes.

 

 

 

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Copperhead: Words That Got a U.S. Congressman Deported… “Congressman Clement L. Vallandigham D-Ohio was the original American “whistleblower.” Serving as a member of Congress from Dayton, Ohio during the War to Prevent Southern Independence, his criticisms of the Lincoln regime earned him the reputation as the leader of the Democratic opposition. The Republican Party smeared him and all…” by Thomas DiLorenzo

June 17, 2013 1 comment

Congressman Clement L. Vallandigham D-Ohio was the original American “whistleblower.

 

” Serving as a member of Congress from Dayton, Ohio during the War to Prevent Southern Independence, his criticisms of the Lincoln regime earned him the reputation as the leader of the Democratic opposition.

 

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The Republican Party smeared him and all other opponents as a “copperhead” a.k.a. snake in the grass. On May 5, 1863, sixty-seven heavily-armed soldiers broke into his home in the middle of the night and dragged him off to a military prison. This was done without any due process, as Lincoln had long ago illegally suspended the writ of Habeas Corpus.

 

He was said to be guilty of “discouraging enlistments” in the army with his criticisms of the Lincoln regime. A military order issued in the state of Ohio declared all such speech to be illegal, and military officers were to have dictatorial powers in deciding what kind of speech would be permitted there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of this was of course done at the direction of Abraham Lincoln.Lincoln apparently wanted Northerners to believe that all such critics were spies and traitors, so Congressman Vallandigham was deported to the state of Tennessee and placed in the hands of a Confederate Army commander.

 

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Is this still America?….. “See, you have never experienced a free America. You have never experienced that “shining city on a hill” as Ronald Reagan so loved to describe America. Reagan knew THAT America. He had experienced that America. Many of America’s so-called senior citizens living today also remember that America. I do.”

May 21, 2013 4 comments

By J.D. Longstreet Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Texas Republican Congressman Kevin Brady asked during the IRS hearings last week: “Is this still America?”

Good Question. It is a question we have asked with great frequency for a number of years now.

As much as I despise having to say it, we are witnessing an America in decline today. We can sugar-coat it, we can parse it, we can ignore it, all at our peril.

To fix it, we must face it. And it is a painful thing to look, objectively, at our country today.

For so many of you who have been born and have attained maturity in America since the 1950s, I can understand your wondering what I’m prattling on about.

See, you have never experienced a free America. You have never experienced that “shining city on a hill” as Ronald Reagan so loved to describe America. Reagan knew THAT America. He had experienced that America. Many of America’s so-called senior citizens living today also remember that America. I do.

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Looking back at the America I was born into before the Second World War—I grew up in a land with unlimited horizons. It was a “can do” country. It was a land where citizens were not afraid—nor ashamed—to love their country and to defend her. It was a land where declaring oneself a patriot did not make one an enemy of the state.

Unlike today’s America, my America was a land unafraid—period.

Why was America unafraid? It was not arrogance. It was, in fact, a solid belief that America was under the protection of God.

 

 

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Rand Paul: GOP Must Adapt Or Die

January 20, 2013 Leave a comment

Sen. Rand Paul said on Sunday that he will make a decision on a 2016 presidential run within two years and plans to be a force in the refashioning the Republican party regardless of whether he seeks the Oval Office.

 

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“We will continue to pursue and, you know, try to make that decision over the next two years or so,” the Kentucky Republican told WABC Radio’s Aaron Klein when asked about a potential White House bid.

 

In the meantime, Paul said, he will “try to be part of the national debate” and added that he hopes to play a major role in directing the future of the Republican Party.

 

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Things that don’t add up… (CT shooting)… Etc!!!!!…update…

December 18, 2012 4 comments

Now I’ve been watching this news for most of the day. Remarkably, it seems to change every few minutes.

First, we had the name change. Who exactly did the shooting? Ryan? Adam? Someone else?

Then, we hear that someone in camo garb or something was apprehended in the woods. When I first heard this, I assumed it was the brother and that was why there was confusion about the name.

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But turns out that the brother was actually at work – and was not in the woods. So who was in the woods?

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The Pilgrims Weren’t Socialists…

November 22, 2012 Leave a comment

The Pilgrims Weren’t Socialists

 

The New American ^ | 26 November 2008 | Andrew Lane

 

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When next you sing the Hymn of Harvest Home, think kindly of our Pilgrim Fathers, for they were not “communists with a small c” nor any other kind of communists, Some conservative editors and commentators in recent years have given the impression that the Pilgrims were starry-eyed idealists intent upon founding a socialist utopia in the wilderness.

 

One such editor, zealous to refute socialism, has written: “Socialism is not a new experiment in the United States. Neither is Communism. The Socialist community was tried by the Pilgrims in New England over three hundred years ago. The dream of the Pilgrims didn’t work and the Mayflower Compact was a total failure.”

 

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That is nutshell history as spurious as it is brief. It misrepresents the purpose of the Pilgrims and the results of their heroic strivings. It derives from a superficial appraisal of a statement by Governor William Bradford and a partial reading of the copious records left by the literate Pilgrims.

 

Stated in the simplest terms, and in their own language, the Pilgrims purposed to lay a good foundation for propagating and advancing the Gospel of the Kingdom of Christ in remote parts of the world. In order to make that possible, they sought financial backing from a group of venture capitalists in England. While in Holland, the Pilgrims gave much consideration to what part of the world they would settle and finally decided upon Northern Virginia, above Jamestown but below the Hudson River. Negotiations with a syndicate called the Merchants and Adventurers of London dragged on for three years. Finally in 1620 the Pilgrims wound up on the wrong end of a bad bargain.

 

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Ron Paul: Secession Is an American Principle…

November 14, 2012 39 comments

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Ron Paul: This weekend I got a couple of calls from the media asking me questions about Rick Perry, our governor here in Texas and the statements he made about possible secession.

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Now, he didn’t call for secession, but he was restating a principle that was long held and at least in the original time of our country, and that is that there was a right to secession.

Actually, after the Civil War, nobody believes there is a so-called right to secession, but it is a very legitimate issue to debate because all of the states that came into the Union before the Civil War believed they have a right to secede and New England in the early part of the 19th century actually considered it, and nobody questioned them about whether they had the right to do it or not.

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Balkanization of Former U.S. Territory? Disaster.

August 30, 2012 2 comments

 

I have received many emails and have heard much talk about the U.S. breaking into two countries ‐ one Constitutional Republic built on a foundation of Judeo-Christian principles consisting of the Mountain, Central and Southern states (essentially a Second American Republic), and a Marxist‐Socialist‐Atheist confederation consisting of the Pacific Coast states, the Upper Midwest (IL, MI, WI) and the New England states.

 

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What Made America Great Is On The Way Out | revisedhistory

July 2, 2012 15 comments

Yet, for all of that, he did not deal with the real problem. Our real problem in this country is not economic, it is theological. All of our other problems flow out from our theological problems, which started early and continued often.

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Voices of the Dead – Wisdom and Warnings | Veterans Today

July 1, 2012 Leave a comment

Dear Folks, A little change of pace in the format today. Instead of a strong lead in I will start with a little warmer upper because I have not done a VT Movie Night since my film trip to New England.

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This is a poignant two minute Jim Dean Vimeo pick that I bumped into and saved when I was out hunting film material for my VT folder. I decided to use it for it’s artistry, the universal message, and because I have a very heavy video Bill Pawelec video coming after it, a journey.

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Screw Religion! Go With God | Veterans Today

May 21, 2012 Leave a comment

This is another column exploring the evil sway of scientism, not science, that dominates worldwide behavior. Scientism is worse than the organized religions, which shape individual beliefs into warring and death.

To best define scientism, I saw a joke on the pages of a recent issue of American Free Press:

Headlined ‘war between the states’ the brief read:

“After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year outside NewYork City, scientists found traces of copper cable dating back 200 years. They came to the conclusion that their New England ancestors already had a telephone system more than 200 years ago.

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Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and modern American imperialism

May 10, 2012 2 comments

One thing I find to be very ironic is how modern progressives will decry evil “American imperialism”, yet even a cursory view of the history of the 20th century progressive era will expose the obvious: Progressives own it. It is progressives who own modern American imperialism. They’re upset about what it is that their own forefathers began! On page 18 of the book “Public Opinion”, Walter Lippmann quotes Senator McCormick stating the following:

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Mr. Knox, interested in the question, forgets that he asked for an inquiry, and replies. If American marines had been killed, it would be war. The mood of the debate is still conditional. Debate proceeds. Mr. McCormick of Illinois reminds the Senate that the Wilson administration is prone to the waging of small unauthorized wars. He repeats Theodore Roosevelt’s quip about “waging peace.”

This may be a bit anecdotal, but it still applies and does carry weight given that it’s coming from a sitting senator. Even the term “Wilsonianism”(as in Woodrow Wilson) is still in some quarters in use to this day. It’s a term that is specifically used to describe interventionist policies in foreign affairs. As Conservapedia points out, and Wikipedia largely says the same thing about Wilsonianism. It’s not ‘isolationist’, it’s ‘interventionist’.

Enter Theodore Roosevelt. For all that can be said about how awful that Wilson was(which is all true and perhaps even understated) and how he can be pointed to as the center point of progressivism during those days, Theodore Roosevelt is really the grandfather of progressivism. How much of what Wilson did was merely an extension of Roosevelt’s grandiose anti-constitutional schemes? In a speech titled “True Americanism and Expansion” on December 21st, 1898 Roosevelt said the following:

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The Myth of the Morally Superior Yankee by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

April 22, 2012 4 comments

Being born and raised in Pennsylvania, I am a northerner but not a Yankee. The same is true of my friend Lew Rockwell, a native of Massachusetts who would qualify for membership in Sons of Union Veterans. The word “Yankee” gained popularity in the early to mid nineteenth century to describe a particular brand of New Englander: arrogant, hypocritical, unfriendly, condescending, intolerant, extremely self-righteous, and believing that he and his were God’s chosen people.

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Yankees have never shied away from using the coercive powers of the state to compel others to be remade in their image. That’s why compulsory government schooling originated in New England, as did prohibitionism. It’s also why Stalinism took hold in the North (especially in New York City) in the twentieth century, as did its offshoot, neoconservativism, in more recent times. Indeed, many of the more notorious neoconservatives openly admit that they were Stalinists in their youth and have never fully abandoned those beliefs.

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Fanatical Yankee Utopians by Thomas DiLorenzo

February 8, 2012 3 comments
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…..In true Yankee fashion Ralph Waldo Emerson described various Foureristic fads as vegetarianism, free love, séances, water cures, and temperance as “a fertility of projects for the salvation of the world!” Even the insects would be “protected” in the new communistic utopia, wrote Emerson, with a society that stood “for the protection of ground-worms, slugs and mosquitoes . . .”

Horace Greeley announced that he would rather be president of a Fourier community known as the “North American Phalanx” than president of the United States. Twenty-nine Fourier communities were eventually created, none of which lasted for more than two years despite the extreme enthusiasm for them by New England’s best and brightest.

Despite all of these miserable failures, Greeley’s New York Tribune continued to promote them. Ralph Waldo Emerson was persuaded to participate in another Massachusetts “associationalist” community that was appropriately named “Fruitland,” populated by such nuts as one Samuel Larned, “a vegetarian who dined exclusively on apples one year and crackers the next . . .”

A large number of prominent New Englanders who would hold key positions in the Lincoln administration or in the U.S. Army in the 1860s participated in the “delusional schemes ” of “this muddleheaded lunatic” [Fourier], writes Flynn. In addition to Greeley, this included Charles Dana, who would be Lincoln’s assistant secretary of defense; Robert Gould Shaw, the leader of the Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth Infantry Regiment during the War Between the States who spent his childhood at Brook Farm; the abolitionist Theodore Weld; and William Henry Channing, the chaplain of Congress during the War Between the States.

As Professor Wilson noted, upstate New York became part of the “Yankee Belt” by the nineteenth century. So the region was naturally hospitable to John Humphrey Noyes, founder of the Oneida Community and author of a book entitled History of American Socialisms. Noyes called himself a “perfectionist,” as did his followers. “Most perfectionists,” Flynn wrote, were “descendants of New England Puritans.” They eventually came to call themselves “Bible Communists.” They practiced “free love” where women were considered to be “community property.” Children were removed from their parents shortly after birth and raised by “the community.”

The notion that “it takes a village to raise a child” is a very old communistic idea. Like all the other communities based on communistic ideas, Oneida collapsed after only a few years.

After the failed socialist revolutions in France and Germany in 1848, the Yankee Belt proved to be hospitable to immigrant intellectuals and political rabble-rousers from those countries who wanted to plant the seeds of communism in America. One Joseph Wedemeyer “laid the groundwork for bringing socialism from Europe to America” and found a “home” for the publication of the writings of Marx and Engels “in Horace Greeley’s . . . New York Tribune” which had “played so crucial a role in propagandizing for that earlier socialist prophet Charles Fourier.”

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Generalissimo Washington: How He Crushed the Spirit of Liberty by Murray N. Rothbard

December 26, 2011 3 comments

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In June of 1775, George Washington was appointed Major General and elected by Congress to be commander in chief of the American revolutionary forces. Although he took up his tasks energetically,

Washington accomplished nothing militarily for the remainder of the year and more, nor did he try. His only campaign in 1775 was internal rather than external; it was directed against the American army as he found it, and was designed to extirpate the spirit of liberty pervading this unusually individualistic and democratic army of militiamen. In short, Washington set out to transform a people’s army, uniquely suited for a libertarian revolution, into another orthodox and despotically ruled statist force after the familiar European model.

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Christmas is an American holiday

December 17, 2011 3 comments

Christmas is an American holiday

A Whig Manifesto ^ | December 17, 2011 | Chuck Morse

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In colonial times Christmas was frowned upon in New England and observed mostly as a private feast in mid-Atlantic and Southern colonies. The strait-laced New England Puritans, partially motivated by anti-Catholic sentiment, banned Christmas in 1659 under the guise that the holiday was pagan and that it encouraged decadence. Colonial Americans celebrated a Christmas that contained both religious and secular elements thus establishing a uniquely balanced American approach to faith. Christmas harkens back to the ancient Roman celebration of the Saturnalia, a day in which all Romans, Emperor and slave, addressed each other on a first name basis.

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The Myth of the Morally Superior Yankee by Thomas J. DiLorenzo ~ “Hillary Clinton is a museum-quality specimen of a Yankee — self-righteous, ruthless, self-aggrandizing”

December 14, 2011 2 comments

Hillary Clinton is a museum-quality specimen of a Yankee — self-righteous, ruthless, self-aggrandizing”

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Being born and raised in Pennsylvania, I am a northerner but not a Yankee. The same is true of my friend Lew Rockwell, a native of Massachusetts who would qualify for membership in Sons of Union Veterans. The word “Yankee” gained popularity in the early to mid nineteenth century to describe a particular brand of New Englander: arrogant, hypocritical, unfriendly, condescending, intolerant, extremely self-righteous, and believing that he and his were God’s chosen people.

Yankees have never shied away from using the coercive powers of the state to compel others to be remade in their image. That’s why compulsory government schooling originated in New England, as did prohibitionism.

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The Rush Towards Socialism — and How To Stop It by Thomas DiLorenzo

December 12, 2011 3 comments

…..Thomas Jefferson understood that democracy could never work in a country as large as the U.S., let alone one with more than 300 million people. In a January 29, 1804 letter to Dr. Joseph Priestly he wrote: “Whether we remain one confederacy, or form into Atlantic and Mississippi confederacies, I believe not very important to the happiness of either part.

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Those of the western confederacy will be as much our children & descendants as those of the eastern.” On the topic of secession, Jefferson continued: “[D]id I now foresee a separation at some future day, yet I should feel the duty & the desire to promote the western interests as zealously as the eastern, doing all the good for both portions of our future family which should fall within my power.” When the New England Federalists were threatening secession, Jefferson wrote to his friend John C. Breckinridge on August 12, 1803 that if New England seceded and created a second confederacy, “God bless them both if it be for their good, but separate them, if it is better.”

Unlike Lincoln, Jefferson did not believe in threatening “bloodshed” in the case of a “separation” or secession. He understood that such behavior would be a moral abomination and an unimaginable act of barbarianism. A civilized society does not wage total war on “our children,” as Jefferson described the future citizens of a new state formed by an act of secession. Yet it is Lincoln, not Jefferson, who is portrayed by American court historians as a kindly, benevolent, and charitable angel.

The Constitution long ago ceased placing any meaningful limits on governmental power. This social contract between the American people and their government was destroyed long ago by Hamiltonian nationalists. Americans now live under a series of dictators (called “presidents”) who all believe that they are essentially dictators of the world, capable of ordering the bombing of any place on earth without anyone’s approval. (Within weeks, Obama dipped his hands in blood by ordering a few bombs to be dropped in Pakistan)…..

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The Rick Perry uprising

November 22, 2011 Leave a comment

The Rick Perry uprising

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“ … states’ rights, states’ rights, states’ rights!” — Rick Perry at the Alamo, June 15, 2009

Until you get higher in the hills, Laconia might be considered the vortex of New Hampshire redneck politics, heavy into the Tea Party. The Lakes Region Tea Party is small but might be indicative of how things will go. A straw poll on Nov. 16 gave Newt Gingrich 49 percent while Cain tied with Ron Paul at 15. Romney 12 percent and Rick Perry 0. Similar results in a straw poll at a Republican club in Alabama on Saturday: Newt 45 percent, Cain 13, Paul and Romney both 11 and Perry 3. Interesting because Perry first gave national credence to the Tea Party when he chanted for states’ rights at the Alamo. But with the sudden rise of Newt, the consummate Washington insider, the Tea Party is no longer really about states’ rights and specific issues. It’s about passion.

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DOJ says Mexican cartels operating in over 1,000 U.S. cities

September 29, 2011 Leave a comment

DOJ says Mexican cartels operating in over 1,000 U.S. cities By Nicholas Ballasy – The Daily Caller 12:12 PM 09/29/2011 ADVERTISEMENT

Mexican-based transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) were “operating in more than a thousand U.S. cities during 2009 and 2010, spanning all nine Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) regions,” according to the U.S. Justice Department’s National Drug Threat Assessment of 2011.

According to the report, the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) assesses with “high confidence” that Mexican-based TCOs “control distribution of most of the heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine available in the United States” and production of these drugs in Mexico “appears to be increasing.”

However, the report says that an “analysis of law enforcement information reveals variations in the primary type of illicit drugs trafficked by each of the seven main Mexican-based TCOs and the regions of the United States where their operations are concentrated.”

The primary regions where the TCOs have been operating are Florida/Caribbean, Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, New England, New York/New Jersey, Pacific, Southeast, Southwest and West Central.

“Mexican-based trafficking organizations control access to the U.S.–Mexico border, the primary gateway for moving the bulk of illicit drugs into the United States,” says the report.

“The organizations control, simultaneously use, or are competing for control of various smuggling corridors that they use to regulate drug flow across the border.”

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Judicial Watch Releases Special Report “The Rebranding of ACORN”

September 28, 2011 1 comment

Scandal-Ridden Activist Group Lives on in the Form of “Bullet Proof Community-Organizing Frankensteins” Created Across the Country

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Judicial Watch, the public interest organization that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released “The Rebranding of ACORN,” a special report on the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) network, following an extensive investigation of the organization’s transformation into various “spinoffs” and affiliated organizations.

The ACORN-affiliated groups existing today are ACORN in all but name. These groups tend to occupy ACORN’s former offices, are staffed in many cases with former ACORN employees, and remain committed to ACORN’s mission. Overall, Judicial Watch has documented 17 ACORN-affiliated organizations in the following states/regions: Arizona, Arkansas, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New England, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.

Among the conclusions of Judicial Watch’s special report:

ACORN lives on in the form of numerous state entities and in such affiliated organizations as Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA), The Advance Group, The Black Institute, and Project Vote. In the words of Bertha Lewis, former chief executive officer of ACORN, “… these entities are carrying on ACORN’s work of organizing low- and moderate-income folks… [We have created] bullet-proof community-organizing Frankensteins that they’re going to have a very hard time attacking.” Tens of millions of dollars in ACORN’s funds and other assets are still unaccounted for. The attorney general’s office for the state of Louisiana and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, as well as Judicial Watch, continue to investigate what happened to these missing resources. Judicial Watch discovered that the Obama administration continues to bankroll ACORN and its affiliates in defiance of the federal government’s funding ban. For example, on March 1, 2011, ACORN Housing Corporation

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The American Gulag by Thomas DiLorenzo

June 19, 2011 Leave a comment

The American Gulag by Thomas DiLorenzo

The American Gulag by Thomas DiLorenzo:

“Madison (the ‘father of the Constitution’) was president during the War of 1812, which coincided with a very serious New England secession movement led by Massachusetts Senator Timothy Pickering.

It culminated with the Hartford Secession Convention of 1814, yet Madison never implemented any such repression, nor is there evidence that he even considered it. Lincoln, on the other hand, adopted such repressive policies almost from his very first day in office.

The opposition press was mostly shut down by the Lincoln administration and many editors and owners imprisoned (see James Randall, Constitutional Problems under Lincoln). The remaining press was affiliated with the Republican Party, much like today’s media, and it served as a spy network for Lincoln’s secret police force, headed up by William Seward. As Dean Sprague writes in Freedom Under Lincoln (p. 178):

‘When an editor of a newspaper w

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The Rush Towards Socialism — and How To Stop It by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

March 26, 2011 Leave a comment

The Rush Towards Socialism — and How To Stop It

by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

It only took the Obama administration a couple of weeks to prove that the national leadership of the Democratic Party is guided by totalitarian-minded socialists who seek to create an omnipotent government. The U.S. government is now controlled by people who have been dreaming of living out their utopian socialist fantasies ever since the fantasies were brought to their attention in college decades ago by their Mao/Castro/Che Guevara poster-hanging, capitalism-hating, communistic professors.

The administration’s main agenda is an explosion of federal spending and debt so large and outrageous that America will soon exceed Sweden in the proportion of the economy that is controlled by government — if it hasn’t already. That’s just for starters. They also want to sharply increase taxes on the most productive and hardest-working people in society; increase the capital gains tax to deter private investment; expand the welfare state; spend trillions on pure, pork barrel spending in a massive vote-buying spree; set all corporate compensation levels by governmental fiat; tax away the wealth of unpopular business people (only starting with those AIG executives); regulate and control all risk taking by private entrepreneurs; enforce a civilian draft to create a modern-day, American version of the Hitler Youth (See Rahm Emanuel‘s creepy, Stalinist-sounding book entitled The Plan); nationalize entire industries, starting with the capital markets (they understand that there can be no capitalism without private capital markets); and double, triple, and quadruple the number of “regulators” who already regulate all aspects of human life in America.

At the recent G-20 meeting Obama even signed off on the creation of an international regulatory “authority” that could set compensation policies in American corporations. On top of this, there is a never-ending drumbeat of anti-capitalist propaganda coming from the administration and its worshipful mouthpieces in the “mainstream media.”

What can be done? How can this rush toward totalitarian socialism be stopped? Will the Republicans find another old, angry geezer to appeal to the angry white male vote? How about another mumbling and incompetent Bush family heir? Will there be another Reagan who will talk libertarian while governing more like a European Social Democrat? Will they trot out another old “war hero” who will plunge us into war with Iran, North Korea, China, or whomever, to divert our attention away from the economic mess government has placed us in? These are the likely alternatives if we cling to the fantasy that “throwing the bums out” at election time leads to something other than another group of slightly different bums.

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“…If American citizens are to resist the rush to Obammunism they must first give up on the fantasy that the Republican Party is anything but another cabal of crooks, conmen and clowns, just like the Democratic Party. ” ~The Rush Towards Socialism — and How To Stop It by Thomas DiLorenzo

March 5, 2011 Leave a comment

…If American citizens are to resist the rush to Obammunism they must first give up on the fantasy that the Republican Party is anything but another cabal of crooks, conmen and clowns, just like the Democratic Party.

The only realistic route to freedom, including a restoration of genuine free enterprise, is through the devolution of power away from Washington, D.C. via peaceful secession and nullification, the original American ideals.

Thomas Jefferson understood that democracy could never work in a country as large as the U.S., let alone one with more than 300 million people. In a January 29, 1804 letter to Dr. Joseph Priestly he wrote: “Whether we remain one confederacy, or form into Atlantic and Mississippi confederacies, I believe not very important to the happiness of either part. Those of the western confederacy will be as much our children & descendants as those of the eastern.”

On the topic of secession, Jefferson continued: “[D]id I now foresee a separation at some future day, yet I should feel the duty & the desire to promote the western interests as zealously as the eastern, doing all the good for both portions of our future family which should fall within my power.”

When the New England Federalists were threatening secession, Jefferson wrote to his friend John C. Breckinridge on August 12, 1803 that if New England seceded and created a second confederacy, “God bless them both if it be for their good, but separate them, if it is better.”Unlike Lincoln, Jefferson did not believe in threatening “bloodshed” in the case of a “separation” or secession. He understood that such behavior would be a moral abomination and an unimaginable act of barbarianism.

A civilized society does not wage total war on “our children,” as Jefferson described the future citizens of a new state formed by an act of secession.

Yet it is Lincoln, not Jefferson, who is portrayed by American court historians as a kindly, benevolent, and charitable angel…………………..

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New England Unitarianism and Whiggery: Although never surrendering the Confederacy, the South lost the shooting war to the northern invaders in 1865…

November 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Although never surrendering the Confederacy, the South lost the shooting war to the northern invaders in 1865.

One hundred and forty years later Iraq has lost its shooting war with these same invaders.

“Reconstruction” in both instances has proven to be brutal and deadly for its citizens, but very rewarding for those who get the contracts to “rebuild” a country in their own image. Carpetbaggers and Scalawags of whatever nationality will always be with us.

Other sovereign nations are destined to meet the same fate. Sensible people throughout the world are asking now as they did in 1865-1877 “How can it be that America so rooted with a Christian conscience could have become so cruel, so vindictive, and so corrupt?

What has brought about such an alteration to its Founding beliefs?”

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Mark Levin noted, during his radio show last week, an article from the The New England Journal of Medicine which lays out how ObamaCare can be dismantled after the victory of Conservatives last Tuesday: h/t Dave Ross [AUDIO AT SITE] A more serious possibility [than repeal] is that ACA opponents could deliver on another pledge: to cut off funding for implementation.

Here is how such a process could work ~~~ The ACA contains 64 specific authorizations to spend up to $105.6 billion and 51 general authorizations to spend “such sums as are necessary” over the period between 2010 and…

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The culture of rage: America in the hands of angry fools

September 10, 2010 Leave a comment

In 1741, the firebreathing Puritan preacher Jonathan Edwards delivered one of the most famous sermons in American history, invitingly titled, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” It was a really scary sermon, the gist of which was that because the folks in colonial New England were behaving so badly, only the hand of God was holding back the waters and fires of damnation. Edwards warned, “If God should only withdraw his hand from the flood-gate, it would immediately fly open, and the fiery floods of the fierceness and wrath of God, would rush forth with inconceivable fury….” This image of God holding his hand on the gate is a powerful one, and it make me wonder what to expect next in a society in which rage seems to be the dominant emotion and no one seems to have his hand on the gate.

Someone on my thread suggested earlier this week that Americans aren’t nearly as angry as the media makes them out to be, because he or she had recently attended a family reunion where no one talked about taxes, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, or Barack Obama. Perhaps no one in this family looks at anything on the internet, turns on the television, or reads newspapers actually, the last is quite likely.

But most of us cannot help being affected by the culture of rage that seems to pervade every public debate. We react, according to our personalities and political and religious beliefs, by “acting out” our anger or suppressing it with a kind of despair.It seems to me that those of us who came of age in the 1960s are more disturbed than younger Americans by the current culture of rage, and that is only natural.continued

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The Great Emancipator Reconsidered

September 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Although it may be a minority viewpoint among scholars, some intellectuals do not think that talk show host Glenn Beck’s criticism of President Woodrow Wilson goes far enough. “There would have been no Wilson if there had been no Lincoln,”

Professor Marshall DeRosa said at a conference at Catholic University on September 5, 2010. “America has always been imperialist,” he alleged.“McKinley and the Spanish American War referenced back to Lincoln,” DeRosa said, and “Lincoln was revived during the New Deal to prop up programs.” DeRosa, who teaches at Florida Atlantic University, spoke at a conference staged by the National Humanities Institute, run by Joseph Baldacchino.

“Traditionally, Christianity has emphasized humility, which guided the framers,” Baldacchino stated. “Another strain, out of New England, emphasized America as the millennial kingdom.”Although not a New Englander, Lincoln appeared to Baldacchino and some of the panelists to subscribe to this latter school of thought. Lincoln was “the greatest articulator of civil religion,” according to Hope College historian Jeffrey Polet.The old rail splitter, Polet claimed, divided American history into three ages: The Founders The Fall and The Age of [Lincolnian +] Reason.Of the Founders, Lincoln said, “They shall be read no more forever.” Even on the issue that textbooks tell us defined the Civil War, Lincoln could be surprisingly pragmatic.

DeRosa asserts that Lincoln was committed to an “indissoluble union” “even if it meant keeping slavery.” In The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It, Columbia historian Richard Hofstadter recorded similar pre-war utterances by the Great Emancipator.Moreover, it should be noted that even Lincoln’s admiring biographer Carl Sandburg called the beloved president a “man of steel and velvet.” Nevertheless, Wilson makes for a much more solid target for historians doing necessary revisions.For one thing, Lincoln not only freed the slaves but desegregated the nation’s capital and government. Wilson resegregated both, half a century later.“We must sacrifice all that we are and all that we have to redeem the world and to make it fit for free men like ourselves to live in,” Wilson said in a 1918 speech at the Baltimore armory. Apparently, he really wanted black Americans to suck it up.

“Wilson gave the finest sermon for what humans are capable of if they are not human,” George Clemenceau, the prime minister of France observed at Versailles. Score one for the French.Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia.If you would like to comment on this article, e-mail mal.kline@academia.org

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Thomas Jefferson Wouldn’t Think Much of Modern Journalism. Blogging – That’s Another Story…

November 23, 2007 Leave a comment

Thomas Jefferson Wouldn’t Think Much of Modern Journalism. Blogging – That’s Another Story…

November 21, 2007 1:00 AM

Would he read the NY Times?

Though journalism as we know it didn’t exist when the First Amendment was written, today’s reporters don’t hesitate to make the case for their importance by citing a famous Thomas Jefferson quote. Steve Boriss contends that mainstream news is the opposite of what the third president thought it should be.

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By Steve Boriss

Many journalists are fond of telling us how central they are to our democracy. Some cite Thomas Jefferson’s quote, “were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” These self-important boasts by journalists deserve to be challenged. Modern journalism is not only different from what Jefferson intended, it is almost completely the opposite in three fundamental ways: the role of the press, the voices that matter, and the importance of opinions.

1. The role of the press — Jefferson’s vision for the role of the press was completely integrated with his vision for the country. He believed that each of us is born with God-given rights that must not be taken away — life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The potential thief he had in mind was government. Accordingly, he thought that the single most important role for newspapers was to serve as a “fence” to prevent government from encroaching on individual rights.

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