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The Conservative Terrorist; an abjectly absurd oxymoron.

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2011 at 4:30 AM

by John Wright

Earlier this week, Vice President Biden called Tea Partiers, ‘terrorists”. That seemed to have finally gotten the attention of the American people. The Tea Party is approximately 90% comprised of Constitutional Conservatives. The Vice President’s vitriol was directed at not just the most visible collective of Conservatives. No, it was also directed at any persons who agree with Conservative ideas.

It’s amazing that Biden’s sentiments had thus far gone undetected. Reid and Pelosi have often uttered similar nonsense. Painting Conservatives in that sort of light has become institutionalized since the Socialists took power. In February of 2009, the Missouri Information Analysis center had released a report whose purpose was to galvanize law enforcement officers against Conservatives, Libertarians and others. By April of 2009, the Department of Homeland Security was issuing booklets to law enforcement agencies across the nation. In that booklet, Conservatives, and others were broad brushed into all being terrorists. By the summer of 2009, the official response by the likes of Reid, Pelosi, to those who were against ‘Obamacare’, was to continue painting Conservatives as radicals, terrorists, and racists. These were but attempts to intimidate and silence legitimate dissent. This is the “new norm”. Let us go back to the real beginning.

Most people do not know that modern Socialism was around when the Forefathers of our nation established our representative republic. Our Forefathers though, rejected Socialist thought. Instead they drew upon the work of Scottish Enlightenment thinkers such as John Locke, and David Hume. The philosophies upon which America was founded correctly posited that liberty grows out of the private ownership of property. The idea is that the self reliant worker betters themselves, works, lives lawfully, lives within their means, and accumulates wealth that enriches they, their families, and the communities in which that wealth is held, and through which that wealth circulates.

That sits in direct contradiction to the Socialism of Robert Owen, Henri de saint Simon, Friedrich Engels, and Karl Marx. The very fundamentals of Socialism are against personal ownership of property. Instead, Socialism is found expressed in a myriad of schemes through which property, capital, and production are all owned, managed, and distributed collectively, typically through the State.

Socialism overcoming Capitalism entails the confiscation of property, income, and the means of production. It requires abdicating ones “natural rights” to central authorities who control everything. Socialism mandates that citizens become reliant on central powers for even ones necessities of life; to in effect become slaves to the system. Historically, Socialist ascendance has been accomplished by means of violence and brutality. Wealth is not created in a Socialist society; wealth is brutally ripped from the previous owners who had created it. The evidence of this lay in the heaps of old shoes still laying in National Socialist concentration camps, as well as the thousands of mass graves which dot the globe. The unavoidable destination of any Socialist society is collapse, after that wealth has been expended.

In Statistics of Democide: Estimates, Sources, and Calculations on 20th Century Genocide and Mass Murder, Professor R.J. Rummel provides evidence against murderous societies. Here are the statistics recounting those murdered by their own governments in just a few Socialist nations:

U.S.S.R. (1917-1987), 61,911,000;
Cambodia (1975-1979), 2,035,000;
China (1949-1987), 35,236,000;
National Socialist Germany (1933-1945), 20,946,000;
North Korea (1948-1987), 1,663,000;
Poland (1945-1948), 1,585,000;
Vietnam (1945-1987), 1,678,000;
Yugoslavia (1944-1987), 1,072,000;

What about in America? The beginning of Socialist violence in America would be 1859. It goes without saying that slavery was and is wrong, and needed to end. But it begins with the Socialist John Brown, his attack on Harper’s ferry, and his attempt at fomenting a slave insurrection. Then move forward to eugenics, the Socialist, Margaret Sanger, her Planned Parenthood organization, and the death it continues to foist upon mainly minority peoples. Pan forward again to the American Indian Movement, their attacks on government property, and the murders they committed. The Black Panthers, the Weather Underground, the New Black Panthers, the list of violent actions by Socialist peoples and groups boggles the mind. Even Timothy McVeigh, who has been linked to Aryan Nations and Neo-Nazi (Neo-National Socialist) type groups and ideologies, has much more in common with hard core Socialists, than with Constitution loving Conservatives.

Our Federal Government derives its authority from the Constitution. True Conservatism is measured by the degree of adherence to the spirit and letter of the Constitution. Most people who serve, or who have served, in the American armed forces are Conservatives. Each of these individuals, as well as veterans, have sworn to support and defend the Constitution. That necessitates that these people be good citizens who are supportive of government functioning within its lawful role. So much for Conservatives being ‘anti-government’.

All Conservatives adhere to the basic underlying ideals with which the Forefathers worked. Namely, and most importantly for this discourse, being law abiding, peaceful, self improving, and community minded. These are as much a part of who we are, as is the blood that flows in our veins. We then must consider that number of Conservatives who are also religious. They possess as part of their beings their soul imprinted ideals about the hereafter, commands to ‘render unto Caesar” and to obey the authorities set above us. These absolutely negate any possibility of there being violent, anti-government, Conservatives. The notion is an abjectly absurd oxymoron.

Socialists will try to paint Conservatives with those colors. They must to have any hope of presenting a veneer of legitimacy. It’s a tool that they use. Hitler’s “brown shirts’ burned the Reichstag. But because they were able to pin the crime on a political opponent Hitler was able to work his way into his dictatorship. We as Conservatives simply must be careful of what we say, as we foreswear violence, even while keeping to the high road, and teaching the facts of history. We simply must so that we can stop the Socialists cold in the only legitimate way possible, the voting process.

Tennessee among five states that may lose AAA credit rating

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2011 at 4:27 AM

Moody’s Investor service has warned us that the credit ratings for five states will be downgraded if the federal government dictates.
We, along with Maryland, New Mexico, South Carolina and Virginia have been placed on review to downgrade our triple A bond ratings.
A triple A rating is the highest for debt and tells investors an institutional borrower presents a minimal credit risk.

We, Tennessee, Bradley County wer put on notice last week as the White House and Congress continues to battle it out over the debt ceiling.

As many of you know the federal government met its borrowing limit in May. The Us Government will default if there is not some type of agreement by August 2nd , 2011.

If you have noticed the trend in Bradley County is that if a dollar comes from DC it flows to BC (Bradley County) pretty quickly in the form of a “loan” to us secured often in bonds and TIF financing and the likes.

Our locally elected leaders much like our appointed leaders in DC have the spending disease that is bankrupting our country as well as our community.

The trend is causing the Department of Treasury to “review” or “reassess” the states credit risk or the credit worthiness and their ability to pay back these bonds, these loans if you will.

We have borrowed too much, that trickle down effect has caught up with us, much like our own family budget, we can only spend so much till we are broke, then we go belly up or cut back or some combination of both!

A potential downgrade would raise interest rates on US Treasury bonds, increasing the interest that taxpayers pay those who buy those bonds. It will also push up rates for mortgages, car loans and other debts that are linked to treasury rates.

The biggest impact would be on the states that depend mostly on those that rely on Federal revenues and those with more federal workers, contracts and Medicaid expenditures among other things.

The federal government recognizes the fact that Bradley County and the state of Tennessee has assumed a great deal of debt and that cutting back on the credit rating will also affect our local economy negatively.

In this deal the federal government will also cut back on programs that benefit the state such as medicaid, the states budget and finances which will eventually trickle down to Bradley County.

The bottom line is lower credit ratings can affect the states ability to issue debt, by making it more expensive to do so and if it is more expensive to deliver that credit the cost gets passed on to the taxpayer in the form of higher taxes.

Our local government and the state need to reign in our spending, we are broke, no way of mincing words. In a down economy and we continue to spend as we do we are being very irresponsible in our efforts.

We in Bradley County are facing tens of billions in “growth” which should be interpreted as “debt”

We must stop this onslaught of receiving federal grants, forming alliances with large corporations and robbing peter to pay Paul with the many bonds and TIF programs.

We are doing our community a disservice by continuing to spend as if we have an endless supply of capital, we don’t, we only have credit, a bond rating and that gift horse is about to be bridled by taking the credit ability away.

I cannot spell our counties and states failure any better than we have just ruined our credit rating, we are a risk now, we have spent ourselves here by accepting the millions from the state via the Tax and Spend tactics of the Obama Administration.

No amount of warning could have stopped the spending express which is our local Bradley County and city governments. We are the recipient of some very poor decisions, now we must pay the piper!

Contributing source: The Chattanooga Times Free press

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