Compromising on liberty is a loss for everyone. Compromising on freedom is like saying “no” to taking a dose poison, but then deciding to take just a little poison each time compromise is required. The poison will kill you eventually, it will just take more time than one full dose to start. Poisoning the tree of liberty will kill freedom, just slower than an ax.
When the government is everywhere, everything is political. When the government is everywhere, politics is everywhere. In short, everything becomes political when the government is everywhere.
Instead of individuals making decisions for themselves – from what to eat to where to smoke – a majority (or not) of the population does so by vote. It is the opposite of freedom. It is fascism, socialism, communism or some other form of totalitarianism.
“But I think that people at the high end — people like myself — should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better than we’ve ever had it.” Warren Buffett, November 21, 2010
The Hypocrite of Omaha spoke out again today, arguing that he isn’t paying enough in taxes, but still using shelters and other techniques to shield his income. As in June 2007 and October 2007, Buffett complains he should be paying higher taxes. Warren, instead of complaining about, do it. Send 10% of your assets to the Federal Government. Put your money where your mouth is.
1. It will not be long until the “naked-scanner” is required. Even the naked scanners won’t detect bombs that have been swallowed or in some prosthetics, so even more intrusive scanners will be required.
2. It will not be long until the airlines begin to feel the financial impact of the long lines which will provide an excuse for a Federal Government bailout.
3. It will not be long until all video recording of TSA officers and airports is illegal. This will prevent widespread criticism.
The fondling by the TSA makes the Patriot Act look tame.
“There’s a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: ‘Out. Off. End. Goodbye.’ It would be a big favor to political discourse; our ability to do our work here in Congress, and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and more importantly, in their future.” Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)
1. FoxNews and MSNBC are not on the airwaves, consequently the FCC has no jurisdiction.
2. Senator Jay Rockefeller must have missed at least part of the First Amendment to the Constitution, not to mention the entire Constitution itself.
What are the people of West Virginia thinking electing a clown like Rockefeller? He is right, without a press that is able to publish the truth, the Federal Government’s big-government, power-hungry politicians, would be able to ‘get away’ with a lot more. The First Amendment protects the country against the likes of Rockefeller.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee didn’t understand why Rush Limbaugh calls host Ed Schultz, “Sergeant Schultz.” Racist Rep. Lee brought race into it by saying: “I don’t know that to be your name. I’m a little sensitive to what that is to garner. Is that because you have a name that may be ethnically connected to being a Sergeant. I’m not sure what that is. I find that insulting as well.” Schultz is a white male.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, look up Hogan’s Heroes and Sergeant Schultz:
“Some years down the pike, we’re going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes. It’s going to be that we’re actually going to take Medicare under control, and we’re going to have to get some additional revenue, probably from a VAT.” Democrat Paul Krugman, November 14, 2010 on ABC’s This Week with Christiane Amanpour
Krugman admits that Sarah Palin was right. The only way to save money with a monopolistic Federal government approach is through rationing care with no escape valve.
Update with video link here, Krugman makes the statement starting at about 1:17:
“I want people to be afraid not to talk about that Social Security is bankrupt and is a Ponzi scheme and if you’ve got a young 20-something-year-old, they know for a fact that they’re not ever going to see that,. So let’s fix it.” Texas Gov. Rick Perry, November 9, 2010
It is great to see someone talking about the true nature of Social Security. When you have been forced to contribute around 15% of your income* for your entire life to a scam where you have no property rights to the benefits, and politicians in Washington keep selling Social Security as a good thing, you should be expecting to get nothing or living in poverty if you have not planned for your own retirement.
The Social Security “Trust Fund” is a farce. It is like you handing me $20 to my right hand. Then I take the twenty dollars and put it in my left hand and give the right hand an IOU while my left hand spends the money on dinner and a movie. All that is left is an IOU. There is no trust fund. Anyone who says there is a Social Security Trust Fund is either gravely misinformed or purposefully trying to mislead.
It is not “Social Security” it is “Social Insecurity.” We will not see a dime, or if we do, the value of what we will see will have been eaten by inflation.
* 15% of your income because you are really paying both the employee and employer side of the taxes through lower wages. It is a political slight of hand to ensure that people are unaware of the true taxes going to pay for Social Insecurity.
“Simply saying ‘no,’ as we’ve had this past Congress … won’t bring jobs back.” Senator Harry Reid, November 3, 2010
Senator Reid, only a fool cooperates with his own destroyers. A pro-freedom agenda based on saying “NO” to a statist, anti-freedom, anti-Constitution, socialist agenda is what the election was about. Politicians who care more about their own power than freedom, should be an endangered species with no 1973 Endangered Species Act to protect them. When the choice is freedom v.s. control, compromising your freedom away slowly is no more sane than doing it all at once. Being statist democrat-lite will not only be bad for the Republicans, but for the Republic.
Would you compromise with a robber who wants to rob you? Of course not. Likewise, the host can not compromise with the parasites feeding off of her.
Saying “NO” to more big government, debt increasing policies is the way to create jobs because government does not create jobs, people do.
“I won.” President Obama January 23, 2009 to Senator Jon Kyle
“they gotta sit in back.” President Obama, October 25, 2010 regarding Republicans
November 3, 2010, President Obama called for bipartisan efforts. House Republicans need to say to the President, “We won.” What goes around comes around. Unless the President begins to support freedom, instead of statism and parasites, bipartisanship should be forbidden.