Saturday, August 29, 2009

No Statute of Limitations on Freedom


Jeb Bush, GOP: Time to leave Reagan behind
Party leaders go on 'listening tour' with eyes on future

Well "listen" to this, Jeb: You, Colin Powell, Michael Steele and many other GOP leaders don't seem to be getting it. If you keep up with that RINO mantra that seems to have overtaken the Republican Party, you will doom the GOP to remain in the minority for another 40 years.

The solution to Republican Party success is not to become more like Democrats!

Your Dad started it. He couldn't hold a candle to Reagan's conservative values and ended up being a one-termer, losing to Bill Clinton. His 'no news taxes, oops I didn't really mean it' ploy cinched it. Conservatives were so unhappy with his RINO policies they opted for Perot, if nothing else than to avoid voting for a RINO.

Clinton skated for two terms because all we could muster to oppose him was Bob Dole, another 'centrist' Republican.

George Bush talked a good line but soon became a disappointment on domestic issues because he never met a spending bill he didn't like. I think he so wanted support in Iraq/Afghanistan from the Dems that he tried to appease them by signing every budget busting spending bill they came up with. It was the war that carried him -- barely -- for a second term.

Then there's McCain. For years it has done little good to tell him to get back on his side of the isle, because you couldn't tell what side of the isle he belonged on. On more than one occasion I've remarked that he was on of the best Democrats they had on their team. There was no way he was going to pull the conservative vote, especially in light of the popularity of Obama.

I keep hearing from you centrist RINO Republicans that we must leave Reagan behind.

What part of 'Reagan' do you mean?

Are you saying we need to set aside our goal of striving for Freedom? Our quest for individual Liberty? The desire for limited government?

Mr Bush, there is no statute of limitations on these 'self evident truth's'.

Granted, Reagan ran the deficit up. But a large part of that was military spending that was designed to break the back of the Soviet Union. And it worked. I didn't agree with eveything Reagan did. He was not a God or a Supreme Leader. He was a man. He made mistakes. But his philosophy of individual Freedom, Liberty, limited government to allow us to seek the Pursuit of Happiness led to two landslide victories.

One of my favorite quotes from Ronald Reagan, and I'm paraphrasing here, is that he didn't see it as right or left, but rather up or down. Up towards freedom or down to tyranny.

What's old fashioned about that, Mr. Bush?

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We don't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. "

"Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves. "

"Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. "

"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. "

"Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them. "

"Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty. "

"How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin."

"You and I are told increasingly that we have to choose between a left or right, but I would like to suggest that there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down — up to a man's age-old dream; the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order — or down to the ant heap totalitarianism, and regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course. "

"Man is not free unless government is limited. "


Which of these Reagan quotes have expired, Gov. Bush?

The fact is there's no Reagan nostalgia here. Reagan is gone, but there is a yearning to get this country back on track moving towards the things Reagan espoused: Individual Freedom, limited government, property rights, lower taxes.

Those things are not nostalgic, Mr. Bush. Taking up the cause for those things are what will get you elected.

"Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known. "

Larry Wright
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

All Aboard the "Tea Party Express"!

 

www.TeaPartyExpress.org

 

For Immediate Release:
August 18 2009

Contact: Levi Russell
Levi@Frontlinestrat.com

(509) 979-6615

10 Day Countdown:

TEA PARTY EXPRESS LAUNCHES NATIONAL

"TEA PARTY TOUR" IN JUST 10 DAYS

SACRAMENTO, CA -  The countdown to the "Tea Party Express" - - continues, and only 10 days remain until the official launch of the first ever national Tea Party tour.  In recent days the tour has been gaining incredible momentum, as local speakers are added to the schedule, additional vehicles join the caravan, and rally locations are adjusted to accommodate swelling crowds. www.TeaPartyExpress.org

 

On August 28th, The Tea Party Express caravan, which features two 45-foot coaches along with several RV's, a contingent of SUVs and support vehicles, will head eastward from California to unify, educate, and most importantly encourage Americans to continue their opposition of deficit spending, government-run healthcare, and irresponsible bailouts.

 

"Our hope for this tour," said Mark Williams, featured speaker onboard the Tea Party Express, "is that patriotic Americans will be encouraged by these rallies, and realize that there are millions of people out there supporting this cause.  Contrary to what Katie Couric will tell you," continued Williams, "we are neither fearful nor ignorant; we are the soul of this nation."

 

The Tea Party movement has matured greatly in the past year.  What started out as a single cry for help has grown into a phenomenon that is sweeping the nation.  Americans, outraged by reckless and oppressive government policy, are turning out in record numbers to call for a return to conservatism and adherence to the Constitution.

  

The Tea Party Express tour will feature action-oriented conservative spokespeople and entertainers such as talk show host Mark Williams, Marine Mom Deborah Johns, National Tax Limitation Committee Chairman, Lew Uhler, singer Lloyd Marcus, YouTube sensation Rivoli Review, pop singer Diana Nagy, embedded members of the media, and many more.  

To schedule an interview with a representative from the "Tea Party Express" please contact Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or via email at: Levi@FrontLineStrat.com

For more information, including complete schedule details, please visit www.TeaPartyExpress.org
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Global Warming Score: 700 to 52

I tole you.
 
Remember that over-hyped UN IPCC Summary that according to algore stated categorically is was 'Game Over' by consensus?  Er, not so much.
 

Update: More Than 700 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims 

The over 700 dissenting scientists are now more than 13 times the number of UN scientists (52)
who authored the media-hyped IPCC 2007
Summary for Policymakers.

 

By the way, did algore ever divulge that the IPCC Summary was actually written by only 52 guys and was never actually supported enmasse by the thousands as he said it was?  He's been lying since, well at least since he was a Vice President. Hell, the title says it all: vice.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Get Your representatives to sign the No Climate Tax Pledge!

Senator James Inhofe (Okla.) today became the 230th lawmaker to sign AFP's No Climate Tax Pledge. See his video below urging others who feel that climate change should not be used as a guise to grow government to join him in signing the pledge. A full list of signers can be found by clicking here.

 

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A little mental analogy to understand the federal health care issue

This is just a little mental analogy I'm thinking about to see if I can wrap my mind around what the problem is vs. their solution.
 
Total U.S. area is a little over 3 million square miles
 
The US Population is a little over 300 million people
 
distributed equally, that's about 100 people per square mile, give or take a few.
 
Obama says there are 40 million people without health insurance, which we know is highly inflated for many reasons.
In reality it's probably less than 1/4 of that.  It's called poverty.
 
But let's humor him and go with 40 million, that's 400,000 'square miles of people'.  400,000 out of 3 million square miles
 
So what's 400,000 square miles? Approx Nevada, Colorado, Oregon, Wyoming.
 
 
So the federal government is proposing completely revamping, aka nationalizing (despite vehement denials) the entire country's health care system in order to absorb the people of 4 states (all non-payers!), paid for by the people of the other 56 states. What? Err, no that was Obama saying there were 60 states. I mean the other 46 states.
 
On its face this makes no sense.
 
This argument should not be about the intricate details of what may or may not be included in a federal health care plan.  The argument should be about out of control spending of the federal government.  It should be about whether the federal government should be in the health care business AT ALL.
 
THE BUCKS STOP, Ya HEAR???!! ©
 

What we're seeing are millions of 'Joe the Plumbers' who have finally had enough of Big Brother government

 
Americans have been pushed too far, too fast and the Silent Majority is standing up and saying "No, You Can't!"
 
Bailouts, buyouts, 'stimulus', corruption, global taxes on air and now national socialist health care. What's next, gun control?  'Fairness' doctrine?  Enough! 
 
Truman said 'The Buck Stops Here'.  We say "The Bucks Stop, Ya Hear?" © Larry Wright 
 
 
We should NOT get caught up worrying about the intricate details of what will be in a federal health care plan. The opposition should be whether the federal government should be running the health care business AT ALL.  The examples of government run VA and Medicare should tell you all you need to know. Or how about Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, AmTrack. How are they working out?  These government-backed monopolies are a terrible solution. (Don't get me started on education.)
 
(Obama proved the point today by saying 'Look at UPS and FedEx, they're doing fine. It's the Post Office that's the problem.' Ha! Yeah, can you guess which of the three is on the verge of bankruptcy annually, coming hat in hand to Congress for more money?  How is ObamaCare going to be any different?)
 
I'm no fancy lawyer but I've been buying car insurance since I was 16 years old (I'm 56).  It's mandated in every state. It's obvious that all drivers need to carry insurance in order to drive.  I can shop around any time and switch to any other company for a better deal.  Everyone with a home mortgage has to buy insurance. That's not even for your benefit really. It's for the lender's protection! Yet we all do it. But we can shop around and pick a company with the best service and rates. That's competition. 
 
It shouldn't be that hard to figure out a similar system for health care.  The purpose of government should be to implement only enough regulation to keep the insurance companies ethical and operating in a legal, ethical and honest way.  The market will take care of the rest.  If government gets out of the business, band-aids wouldn't cost $50 in a hospital.  True competition will drive the prices down. With Medicare's open spigot of money, nobody cares what it costs!
 
Nothing should be free, no matter who you are. The only exceptions should be the disabled, infirm and people unable to work (I'm not saying all elderly. I know many people in their late 60's and 70's who happily and actively work or run their own business.  Reaching 65 and quitting should not guarantee you 20+ years of free health care. Obviously those promised this deal should get it, but it should be phased out over time.  A better long-term solution is private IRAs, not government run FICA.)
 
 
Larry Wright
 

Obama admits private companies can handle business better than government-spawned entities!

I rest my case!
 
President Obama admits private companies can handle business better than government-spawned entities.  Of course that wasn't his intent but what other conclusion could you reach?
 

"He [Obama] also disputed the notion that adding a government-run insurance plan
into a menu of options from which people could pick would drive private insurers out
of business, in effect making the system single-payer by default.

As long as they have a good product and the government plan has to sustain itself
through premiums and other non-tax revenue, private insurers should be able to
compete with the government plan, Obama said.

"They do it all the time," he said. "UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. ... It's the Post Office that's always having problems."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090811/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_obama_health_care_overhaul

 

Exactly!  Ginnie Mae, Freddie Mac, AmTrak, Post Office... ALL of these businesses have problems and continually come to the government hat in hand for more money (your tax dollars). They can't run on their own!

My question: What makes you think the government can run a GIANT ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL HMO any better???

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Trust CommonSense petition

There IS no more money. The Buck STOPS, ya Hear?
 
Sign the petition!
 
 
 
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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Volunteer your 'fishy' ideas to Obama

 
 
Volunteer your 'fishy' ideas to Obama
Don't wait for a snitch to rat on you – speak out now!
 
 
And if you forward anything I wrote or passed along be sure to spell my name correctly.
 
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Larry Wright Calling all Brown Shirts! 'H' wants you to inform on your fellow citizens. That's right, they want snitches, tattletales and informants to report directly to them with any information they receive that "seems fishy" in its opposition of the Obamacare Health plan. This plan is the the biggest and worst boondoggle the government has ever come up with. Be sure you spell my name correctly. It's Larry Wright US citizen.

Source: www.redstate.com
If you see anybody publicly opposing President Obama's plan to implement a government-centric overhaul of the health care system, the White House wants you to report that person (or persons) ASAP.
 
 
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Obama Health Care Plan Details HR 3200 currently under consideration in the House of Representatives Note: I tried reading through the bill but it's such a conglomeration of legalese and double-speak that it's almost indecipherable...
 
 
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Larry Wright It's all smoke and mirrors. No matter how much they try to hide it, the end goal is for a Single-payer, one-size-fits-all government monopoly for healthcare. They say so themselves.

Source: www.youtube.com
SHOCK UNCOVERED: Obama IN HIS OWN WORDS admitting his Health Care Plan will ELIMINATE private insurance OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATS HEATH CARE GOAL IS A PUBLIC OPTION THAT WILL ULTIMATELY ELIMINATE PRIVATE EMPLOYER PROVIDED INSURANCE (Obama S.E.I.U. ...
 
 
 
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Larry Wright Open Letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama: "You scare me", by Lou Pritchett

Make that 500,001

 
 
 
 
 
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Larry Wright In order to understand President Obama's approach to health care reform, it's important to understand the beliefs and policies of his advisers.

Listen to 5 minutes on the House floor of quotes from Obama appointees.

Source: www.youtube.com
In order to understand the President's approach to health care reform, it's important to understand the beliefs and policies of his advisers.
 
 
 
 
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Saturday, August 08, 2009

AARP Organizers Cancel 'Listening Session' After Participants Refuse to 'Keep Their Comments Quiet'

Well damn, I thought that's what a 'listening tour' was, to listen.  Guess not. AARP wants to tell its clients what's good for them.
 
Good to see that some people are finally waking up to how political and radically left-wing AARP really is.
 

AARP Organizers Cancel 'Listening Session' After Participants Refuse to 'Keep Their Comments Quiet'

 
 
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Friday, August 07, 2009

'Birther' media breach to reveal deeper truths?

Eerie similarities between William Ayer's book and Obama's. Did Ayers help or ghost write Obama's book?
 
Do we know the truth?
 
Talk about "fishy".
 
 
 
 
 
 
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