Thursday, November 25, 2010

Giving Thanks This Day (See Lincoln's Proclamation below)

This is an original 1863 illustration by Thomas Nast of "Thanksgiving Day, 1863." The image shows scenes of importance to this critical period in our Nation's History. The image show a nation in earnest prayer. Our founding fathers, our political leaders, our military leaders, emancipated slaves, and the destitute are all seen lifting their prayers before God. In the center, we see a dramatic image of Columbia (Lady Liberty) kneeling in prayer. This is a touching illustration, and an important reminder of the critical role that prayer played in the history of our Nation.

From AtlasShrugs2000 (cached page)

Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation

Washington, DC—October 3, 1863

The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.

In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict, while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Liberty and Tyranny

Synonyms for the TSA: totalitarian, despotism, authoritarian, police state, Orwellian, draconian, tyrannical, dictatorship, autocracy, fascism, oligarchy.

Antonyms for the TSA: democracy, freedom, liberty, representative government, equality, emancipation, republic, egalitarianism.

1. the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
2. the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
3. a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.

People are intimated, coerced and in a state of fear and submission based upon TSA actions and threats.

I fly for business several times each month and am concerned about TSA's new "enhanced security" methods for several reasons: safety, privacy, ineffective procedures, and most importantly, the procedures are a violation of my Fourth Amendment rights.

The Backscatter X-Ray Scanners, aka Porno Scanners have not been adequately tested for health impact and the safety data cited is provided by the machine's manufacturers' and government contractors who are in many cases, former administration officials. Providers of the machines have a vested financial interest in their deployment.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Victory For Liberty!!!! A Message from TEA Party Patriots

Congratulations to the Citizens of our Nation - Tea Party Patriots Salutes You!

Today was a victory for Liberty!!!! Congratulations! Victories across the country happened because of your hard work and your dedication to our core values, our Constitution, and our country! Your efforts to spread our message throughout the country have resonated with millions of Americans! Time after time you melted the phone lines, showed up at rallies, made signs, protested outside of Congressmen and Senator’s offices, lobbying the halls of Congress, and so much more. Each and every time you took one of these actions our message spread further throughout the country.

On the night of the final health care vote in the House of Representatives, so many of you were in DC protesting, while millions more were emailing, calling and faxing their Representatives. You were disgusted that your government ignored your will so egregiously. For almost thirty six hours straight you stood against those who refused to listen. Those who were in DC, sang with hoarse voices, “We’ll Remember in November! Hey! Hey! Good Bye!” They thought that when November came you wouldn’t remember. But we did remember. And those who ignored you have paid the price. Take pleasure in this feeling of victory.

An Early TEA Party Choice -- American Exceptionalism Personified

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

How Do You Rank the "Death of a Nation"?

Watched our 2010 election countdown clock roll over to all zeros. Whoo Hoo!!! D-Day, Armageddon, Moment of Truth, Moment of Salvation... is finally here.

Actually turned the computer back on to add this because we just watched Hannity's repeat segment with Kirsten Powers and Margaret Hoover. Kirsten was defending socialism -- sorry, defending the Obama Administration -- with her pronouncements that "...the American people put healthcare at number three in their reasons for voting this election cycle". Margaret disagreed, of course, as do I.

Because how do you rank the top three reasons to vote against anyone who supports Obama's DNR (Do not Resuscitate) Plan for America?

Let's see... why should I vote for a Conservative Constitutionalist and against Obama and his minions?

Monday, November 1, 2010