At the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delegate, followed Benjamin Franklin from Independence Hall. He recorded a question asked by a lady, directed at Dr. Franklin.

The lady asked, "Well Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?"

"A republic," replied Dr. Franklin, "if you can keep it."


"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." - Ayn Rand

Monday, August 31, 2009

Political Dissent

The secretive world of the Obama White House, the howling accusations of "societal sabotage" when people petitioned their elected representatives and attended town hall meetings in regard the still pending healthcare legislation, and the liberal politicians who marked those people as "fake", underscore the environment we're in today. Political dissent in the ObamaNation is met with bussed in union thugs and other hirelings from Americorps or ACORN, paid for by purloined tax payer dollars, diverted in the name of "economic stimulus".

Since when is peaceful political dissent a crime in America? Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) declared that town hall dissenters couldn't be legitimate because they were well dressed. To Senator Boxer, political dissent requires that you not bathe, forget to cut your hair or groom yourself and wear rags.

The state-run media is trying to respond to the surge in conservative (not necessarily Republican) political activism without getting the point. (H/T Red) - NBC hired Jenna Bush to do some spots on the "Today Show". Note to NBC: George Bush does not speak to the political concerns of America. We want LESS GOVERNMENT and George Bush didn't get it either. We want the Federal Government to do what it is Constitutionally mandated to do and NOTHING MORE than that. Let the States decide what is best for their individual constituents. If they're not all the same - GOOD. We do not want a nanny state.

John McCain did not speak for us in the last election. He's so out of tune with what we are protesting that I don't think he has a clue. I don't dislike Sen. McCain personally, but it's time for him to retire.

The political elite in Washington DC does not have their finger on the pulse of what America wants, because in their smug view of the world we couldn't possibly NOT WANT THEM.

Do I (a humble blogger) speak for America? No, I obviously don't. However the political dissent in this country will increase. The people who protest will be increasingly well dressed, will bathe and will groom themselves. The protesters will have signs they make themselves and they won't be bussed in by unions. They will demand political justice. They will not tolerate the ObamaNation's concept of a socialist utopia.

Take a look around, because the town hall meetings are only the beginning. No matter how many thugs you hire, no matter how many "Officer Wesley Cheeks-style cops you bring", no matter how you spin up the state-run media to demonize average Americans who are concerned about keeping their republic, we will be there.

Something else to keep in mind. WE ALL VOTE.


Andrew33 said...

This was a comment of mine on B&G fan's "how close are we to communism. I'd like your opinion on it as he hit on the same subject that Obama is following the "Hitler" model to statism rather than the pure communist approach of oververthrowing the Government (Anarchy) then establishing Communism. Here is the comment in it's entirety:
"We are in reality, much closer than our media and storytelling would admit. Historically, the way communism has worked has been to first cause anarchy through dislike of the older corrupt system of governance, then when dissatisfaction reaches a certain point, said government is thrown out in favor of new government without giving thought to what government is put in place. Then relatively small groups of true communists and larger followings of backers who have no clue what communism truly means have overthrown existing powers such as China and Russia. That's why we as protestors must TREAD LIGHTLY OR WE WILL CREATE A MONSTER THAT WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER. The newer way towards communism is been an "incremental" or "socialist" pattern where bits and pieces of established freedoms have ben shaved away gradually such as in Western Europe and Venezuela. This pattern was first instituted by Adolph Hitler who after being elected, gradually nationalized the Weimar Republic and began a gradual transition to the 3rd Reich. Do you think the 33% or so of people who voted for Hitler really wanted what they got? Thie difference between those countries and America is the vastness of the country that will have to be subjugated and a socio-religious structure that is against the freedoms already being taken here. The Catholic church has supported totalitarian governance since Constantine in the 4th Century A.D. The Catholic Church is predominant in both western Europe and Latin America. I am not trying to start a raging religious debate here, just speaking historically. I have nothing against Catholics but those of you who are reading this and are strongly practicing Catholics, which Christian group in America most strongly supported Obama? America is not a predominantly Catholic nation, and protestant Christians are much less in favor of taking of freedoms than Catholics overall. Proposition 2 and 8 in Florida and California restricting marriage to being between a man and woman are a good example of how mostly Protestant Christians regardless of race put a big stop to a huge point in the agenda of those trying to shave away our freedoms by promising the reverse. Promising health care for all is another such reverse promise. The promise that will be kept is a little health care for all but in return control over our lives will be handed to the government. Just ask these big companies that received bailout money (that was another reverse promise in itself to "help the people affected by the economic downturn") and now cant pay it back fast enough or at all because of the unseen strings that were attached. In 2008 Americans voted for "change" without knowing what the "change" was they would get. WE THE PEOPLE in reality have between now and the 2010 elections to figure out what change we really want or we will get the same changes Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, Kim Jong IL, Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin, all political figures who were made out to be "messianic" figures in their given societies but were in reality something far more insidious. Early media comparisons of Obama to the "messiah" were the most frightening thing to me about his campaign. Not as much that the media would say it, but that half of America would BUY IT."

LL said...

There are a few foils to an Obama take-over.

(1) The military would not follow him in a move like that.
(2) The local police organizations would not follow him in a move like that.

That's why he's putting his bet on an Americorps-style Civilian Defense Force, loyal to him. I know it makes America sound like a banana republic, but it's still the way it seems to me.

I believe that Obama and the radical elements in government believed that Americans would go like lambs to the slaughter. The "stimulus package" that wasn't, showed them that they could bully through any sort of spending package or bill without a whimper.

MSNBC and the state-run media has been completely co-opted by the radical left - by socialists who have no interest in keeping the republic. I never thought I'd live to see the day when the press was muzzled, but it happened for the greater part.

The response from average Americans in the town hall meetings to the socialist take-over of healthcare had to be a shock to them. The ratings that Fox News has been pulling in has to concern them. The sleeping giant is rousing.

As bloggers, we have a place in all this as well. We do our small bit to educate, to (in a miniscule way) counter the state-run media. It seems as though the president may be trying to shut us down with his move to expand his authority over the Internet. Whether he can do that before 2010 and the next election remains to be seen.

The Constitution hangs by a thread.

Can we keep our Republic? Only if it becomes a matter of individual concern in America.

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