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

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Imperial Obama

You won't read about this in the New York Times. It won't be scandalized on CNN or MSNBC. CBS Sixty Minutes won't investigate. There will be no fraud, waste and abuse allegation by the US Senate. To read the story, you need to go to the foreign press.

I'll make ONE concession to barack hussein obama. I'm sure that he really needed the twelve teleprompters...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Firing Squad

Ronnie Lee Gardner, sentenced to death in the State of Utah, was given the choice of being killed by lethal injection or shot by a five man team of executioners. "I would like the firing squad, please," Gardner told state court Judge Robin Reese after hearing his avenues for appeal appear to be exhausted. Reese agreed Friday to Gardner's request.

His execution will take place just after midnight on June 18 in a chamber built in 1998, according to corrections officials. Prosecutors, law enforcement and news media will witness his death.

"The inmate can actually request that a certain number of people be there. From his family, for example," Steve Gehrke, a spokesman for the department, told Fox 13 in Utah. "We give certain rights to his attorney, and to his religious representatives to make sure that they can be there through the process for him."

Five corrections officers selected by the department to be executioners will be positioned behind a brick wall with a portal cut out.

"Five guns, four of them are loaded, one has blanks," Gehrke told Fox 13. "And the call is made. When the whole process is ready, there is a hood placed over the condemned's head."

A patch with a target will be pinned to Gardner's chest, and he will be given the chance to say his last words, as well as request a last meal prepared at the prison.

Gardner, 49, was sentenced to death for killing an attorney 25 years ago during a failed escape attempt and shootout.
Defense attorney Andrew Parnes said he plans to quickly seek a stay of execution and appeal Reese's ruling to the Utah Supreme Court. This is the fourth time a judge has signed a warrant for Gardner's execution. Parnes said it seems his client's death may be "closer than ever before...I don't think it was a shock or a surprise, and he's coming to grips with that," Parnes said without explaining Gardner's choice of firing squad.
About 20 anti-death penalty protesters demonstrated in the courthouse rotunda before the hearing.

"The firing squad is archaic, it's violent, and it simply expands on the violence that we already experience from guns as a society," said Bishop John C. Wester, of Utah's Catholic Diocese.

I (as you might predict), feel that the firing squad brings a certain finality to the situation and will put an appropriate end to Gardner. Utah's decision to keep the firing squad as an option appeals to me because it sends the convicted out in the same way as they sent an innocent person they murdered out.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Change the Date?

It would make for an interesting election, wouldn't it?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Democrat Tax Cut? (lie)

Today, the day-before-tax-day, Congressional Democrats are claiming to have cut taxes.

Rep. Mike Pence responds:

The only thing that made me uncomfortable about Rep. Pence speaking like that was that he didn't use a teleprompter. How can Americans trust a politician that can speak without one?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New US Nuclear Policy

I know we can post this one under the rubric of "hope and change", but it makes no sense and will inherently make the world a more dangerous place -- as nations such as Iran test our resolve. As hostile as barack hussein obama and his Jewish advisors Axelrod and Emanuel are toward Israel, it further erodes any "umbrella" we have placed over our allies.

Nobody really knows who America's allies are anymore. The obama regime has defined them in ways unimaginable in past years. Britain and Europe are out. Middle Eastern former "terror states" seem to be on the "nice list".

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Obama Budget Cuts!!

barack hussein obama pledged to cut $100 million from the US Budget last year!! That was good news!

This video puts the cuts he made into perspective. Since then we've added $2,000,000,000,000.00 to the budget with obma-care over the next ten years. It's important to put the "cuts" into perspective. It's an older video (made in 2009) but it makes my point.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Another SEIU Union Attack

You've heard me refer to Service Employees International Union members as thugs before. I can't say that all the members are thugs because that's clearly not the case. It's a big union. However the tactics of union organizers and those SEIU members dispatched to do the bidding of the regime of barack hussein obama and his legions/legislators/causes uniformly fall short of being 'civil'.

SEIU is an integral part of barack hussein obama's ground team. They're not Hitler's brownshirts because they have purple and yellow shirts... but the tactics are the same.

On Feb. 25, 2010, SEIU staff disrupted a group of healthcare workers and union supporters meeting peacefully in the cafeteria of Garden Grove Hospital. This video shows SEIU staffer Lisbeth Castillo yelling at a hospital employee and spouting obscenities before lunging at an NUHW volunteer and striking him.

From what we've seen over the past year or so, SEIU=Marginally Criminal to BLATANTLY Criminal Activity

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

U.S. = Unconditional Surrender?

In a move aimed to make the world a more dangerous place and to clearly make the security of the United States more precarious, barack hussein obama will sign a U.S.-Russian arms treaty in Prague on Thursday and host a nuclear security summit in Washington next week. The administration says the treaty will scale back the number of deployed long-range warheads by 30%. barack hussein obama pledges we will "reduce the role of nuclear weapons in our national security strategy." Unfortunately, he will reduce our national security as well.

The U.S. is now promising not to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states that are in compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, even if they attack America with biological or chemical weapons or launch a paralyzing cyberattack. This is good news for our enemies — they can wipe out much of New York City, but as long as their signature is on that piece of paper, their capital is safe from becoming a pile of irradiated rubble. We are not making this up. (h/t IBD)

I'm frankly surprised that Defense Secretary Gates remained in office without resigning over this. I don't know how he intends to look at himself in the mirror. Perhaps it's personal loyalty to barack hussein obama, or maybe it's something else that I personally can't fathom. I don't know Bob Gates personally, but even with the quirky obama-nation take on the removal of our promise to deploy anti-ballistic missiles in Eastern Europe, I still had faith that he was on the side of the American people. Today, I just don't know where he stands except that he appears to be in lock step with barack hussein obama - a man who clearly does not have the best interests and security of the US at heart.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Provocateurs and the Tea Party

Is Pelosi a provocateur? The Infidel Blogger's Alliance posted an analysis of false allegations orchestrated against innocent Tea Party protesters (CLICK HERE).

Democrats have played from the Alinsky handbook from the beginning of barack hussein obama's regime and it's important to know that they will continue to do that. It's not that Alinsky was the first to use these tactics, he simply put them in a book that is widely followed by the present administration.

The Tea Party, such as it is, a common outburst of constitutionalist concern, opposed to blatant nationalization and socialism spread by the present administration has to be stopped before it gains so much momentum that it wipes out the gains that the radical left has made in their first two years in office.

So it has to be blamed for something. We've seen participants in innocent protest accused of racial epithets, homophobic slurs and spitting but none of it has been shown to have happened. The mainstream/state controlled media is thrilled to take anything, no matter how absurd, no matter how unproven and run with it as a headline. Outside FOX, there has been very little responsible political reporting in the past year.

Let's take a look at history and see how others created chaos to gain political advantage, blaming the innocent for what they, themselves, did:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Do "Birthers" have a Valid Claim?


barack hussein obama's actual birth documentation, kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records, his files from his years as an Illinois state senator, his Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records, and his adoption records.

All this creates confusion and concern with some Americans:

Lieutenant Colonel Terry Lakin, US Army is an active duty flight surgeon.  posted a long list of Lakin's awards, including the Army Flight Surgeon's Badge, Combat Medical Badge, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, the Armed Forced Expedition Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and the NATO service medal. (h/t Jim McMahon)

Colonel Lakin has the right to question barack hussein obama's birth status the same as every American does. Do I believe barack was born in Hawaii? Yes. 

I only understand the secrecy over his past if he has something to hide. Otherwise it doesn't matter. Nobody cares if he received a "D" in math when he attended high school. However, since so much of barack hussein obama's past has been shrouded in secrecy, it generates concern at many levels. Just the other day barack hussein obama said in an interview that the Tea Party Movement gained momentum because of these concerns about his background. Understanding this and being the president of transparency (candidate obama's words, not mine), why not release everything?  Allow independent verification and inspection and post it all on-line so we can see for ourselves.
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