Friday, July 29, 2011

The Tea Party Is Dead
Long Live The Tea Party

by Patrick Touhey - July 29th, 2011 - Big Government

The Tea Party movement, which was so heralded in 2009 and 2010 and played a large role in motivating voters and candidates to move to the right, is dead. It’s chief accomplishment was to elect enough Republicans to the US House of Representatives that John Boehner was elected Speaker. But make no mistake, the movement—as it was known then—is dead. And it is becoming painfully embarrassing to watch groups prop up the corpse and parade around like it was still alive...

The professional progressive politician wings of the Republican Party, big government addicts all, scream that Tea Party movement adherents need to shut up and practice "business as usual." Take your crumbs and play the game is their mantra. In fact, the various progressive wings in the Republican Party have adopted the same Alinsky technigues of their more openly left wing partners in the Democrat Party. Smear, smear and smear again.

Whether they are the "compassionate communists" or the Wall Street crony capitalists or the country club elitists or the loony birthers or the pro-lifers or the Ron Paul anarchists, screaming at anyone who doesn't agree with your agenda is the New GOP. The public rallies were just a phase the Tea Party movement used to prove it existed and display the power it had. It was very successful. It proved to the world that huge elements in society were fed up with "business as usual." The key now is to unify those who love freedom in a common agenda. We must move from motivating the angry to effecting government reform.

However the old style leadership of the Republican Party proved during the Bush era, they are hardly any different than the Democrats. They don't want real reform. They love big government too. They have smeared the Republican brand with their incompetence. They ruled for 8 years and drove our nation into a recession. They resent that being pointed out and they hate the Tea Party for daring to challenge them. They still resist real reform.

The only question becomes, what will replace the old GOP? It is not the Tea Party movement that is dead. It is the GOP. This is going to get very bloody before it is over. "Business as usual" is dead. 2012 is coming.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New NASA Data
Blow Gaping Hole In
Global Warming Alarmism

by James Taylor - July 27th, 2011 -

NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth's atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.

As noted in the article, the real issue is whether the politicians who are touting global warming will heed the new data, or continue to prove that this issue has always been a left wing fraud on the public.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

MSM Ignores How Oslo
Shooter’s Own Manifesto...

... Completely Destroys “Christian Conservative” Label

by Ezra Dulis - July 27th 2011 - Big Journalism

... Breivik’s actual words completely contradict the “Conservative Christian” caricature. Below, you can see how, to save the environment, he wants the world to rid itself of oil consumption [a global socialist goal]. You can see how he wants a one-child policy [a communist goal only China has embraced], government control of private industries [socialism for sure - and the way he wants it implemented it seems more like fascism], the breakup of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire [but he is okay with the left wing press], the military support of Russia to prevent a possible U.S. invasion of Europe, and the removal of all U.S. military bases from European soil [to weaken his main enemy the U.S.A.]. Yes, the tea party platform through and through, folks!

That is the real insanity of America's press - the repeated claim that the Oslo shooter's agenda is Tea Party oriented. How many of the Tea Party movement leaders have ever proposed we take immediate actions to stop America from invading Europe? They have never proposed we invade - or stop an invasion - because it is simply an insane idea from an insane idiot. That will not stop our left wing extremist press from repeating the mantra that the Oslo shooter is emblematic of the terrorist danger of the Tea Party movement.

And every time this lie is repeated there will be a few more idiots who will believe this new myth that a fraudulent press is creating from total fiction.

[Update] I have to add this additional note about the idiot's manifesto for those who are trying to sell the lie that this man was a Christian. He actually explains that his group embraces "Christian-atheists". What is that you ask? That is someone who, like Anders Behring Breivik, doesn't believe in Jesus but wants to defend Christian "culture". Oh yeah. Real Christian attitude there. Clearly he is missing a lot more than the "Thou shall not kill" part.

Obama’s “Malaise Moment”

by John Steele Gordon - July 27th, 2011 - Commentary Magazine

Was last night’s speech by President Obama his “malaise moment,” the moment when American popular opinion froze into an enduring, and negative image of this president? It was classic Obama: elitist, condescending, impolitic, self-obsessed, and dishonest. As Bill Kristol points out, his description of the debt ceiling (which he apparently regards as so arcane a concept that most of the peasantry–oh, sorry, American citizens–have never heard of it) is flatly false.

The Magic Marxist Messiah has successfully refuted all the claims for his omnipotence. His Magic wins have ended. His denial of his Marxist beliefs to "main street" while he proclaims his permanent loyalty to Marxist beliefs to his followers has now been "outed". His Messiah proclamations of healing the planet and stopping the oceans from rising have become the farce of late night comedy.

Barack Obama has become a joke. Not the old always popular kind of joke, but the stale will he never go away I think I am going to puke kind of joke. The consequences for America during the next two years still have to play out. The consequences for Obama are nearly cast in stone.

Does anyone remember two short years ago when Democrats were announcing the death of the Republican Party and predicting with certainty that Democrats (and their progressive agenda) would rule our nation for the next forty years?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Media Myth Debunked:

Almost No Temperature Records Broken in Last Week's 'Record-Breaking Heat'

by Noel Sheppard - July 24th, 2011 - Newsbusters

All last week, global warming-obsessed media were rife with reports about record-breaking heat.

Problem is, according to the National Climatic Data Center, and marvelously reported by the Hockey Schtick Sunday, almost no temperature records were actually broken:

However the chicken little press has drummed it into our heads that the couple of records broken constitute some huge crisis proving that global warming is real.

None of the much more numerous cold records from last winter meant it was getting colder. During that period of extreme cold it was repeated constantly that "the cold weather... [Wait for it]

...proved global warming."

In other words a lot of cold records proves global warming. A few hot records proves global warming. Even rigged data that shows no increase in warming until "scientists who believe in global warming adjust the data" proves global warming.

If the sun comes up, the global warming crowd "crows" that it proves global warming is real. It doesn't. It merely proves they think we are all stupid as the chickens who listen to the rooster.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Left's Big Lie On Allende

Editorial - July 21st, 2011 - Investor's business Daily

History: President Salvador Allende of Chile really did commit suicide in 1973, an inquest concluded on Tuesday. Now will the Left stop saying the U.S. and Chile's army did him in?

Except perhaps for Che Guevara, no one has quite been the heroic totem to the global left than the late Marxist president of Chile, whose death in 1973 made him a martyr to socialism.

Allende seemingly legitimized socialism as a democratically elected leader, the first Marxist who in 1970 didn't shoot his way to power.That gave the left hope for more.

Elected with just 36% of the vote in a split election, he believed he had a mandate to ram through a hard-core Marxist program of expropriation and indoctrination like that of his mentor, Cuba's Fidel Castro.

In the process Allende left Chile's economy in ruins and trampled the rule of law so badly he brought his country to the brink of civil war.

The left has never been constrained by the truth before, so what makes anyone with a brain think they will ever acknowledge the truth about Allende? A hundred years from now the socialists on the left will be denouncing America for killing Allende. It will not matter that he left a suicide note. It will not matter that forensic evidence proves suicide. It will not matter that there is not a single piece of evidence that the CIA was involved in any way. America is capitalist. America is evil. America killed Allende. End of story.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Obama Launches Race War

Who is the most likely person to be involved in terrorism against America? Why it is the white middle class male sitting next to you. Doubt that? Then watch the brainwashing video produced by the Department of Homeland Security just released by President Barack Hussein Obama II.

DHS Video Characterizes
White Americans as
Most Likely Terrorists

by Paul Joseph Watson - July 21st, 2011 - Infowars

A new promotional video released by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes white middle class Americans as the most likely terrorists, as Big Sis continues its relentless drive to cement the myth that mad bombers are hiding around every corner, when in reality Americans are just as likely to be killed by lightning strikes or peanut allergies.

Despite encouraging viewers not to pay attention to a person’s race in determining whether or not they may be a terrorist... the scenarios in the clip proceed to portray white people as the most likely terrorists... [and] every single one of the “patriotic” Americans who reports on their fellow citizen is either black, Asian or Arab.

This film is produced by a black President who is rapidly creating a race war in this nation. Mobs of blacks are robbing stores and attacking whites, a situation never known before the black Attorney General stopped prosecution of armed black men who intimidated whites during the last election.

It is becoming clear that this black President and his black Attorney General see white America as their enemy. Like the brainwashing videos of Fascist Germany, this new video is preparing for the scenario that allows Obama to suspend our Constitution and launch a war against whites like Hitler launched his war against Jews.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dissecting The Demagoguery About
'Tax Cuts For The Rich'

by Thomas Sowell - June 18th, 2011 - Investor's Business Daily

First Of Three Parts
Part Two
Part Three

At various time and places, particular individuals have argued that existing tax rates are so high that the government could collect more tax revenues if it lowered those tax rates, because the changed incentives would lead to more economic activity, resulting in more tax revenues out of rising incomes, even though the tax rate was lowered.

This is clearly a testable hypothesis that people might argue for or against on either empirical or analytical grounds. But that is seldom what happens.

Even when the particular tax-cut proposal is to cut tax rates in all income brackets, including reducing tax rates by a higher percentage in the lower-income brackets than in the upper-income brackets, such proposals have nevertheless often been characterized by their opponents as "tax cuts for the rich" because the total amount of money saved by someone in the upper-income brackets is often larger than the total amount of money saved by someone in the lower brackets.

Moreover, the reasons for proposing such tax cuts are verbally transformed from those of the advocates — namely, changing economic behavior in ways that generate more output, income and resulting higher tax revenues — to a very different theory attributed to the advocates by the opponents, namely "the trickle-down theory."

"Trickle down" is not an economic theory.

No such theory has been found in even the most voluminous and learned histories of economic theories, including J.A. Schumpeter's monumental 1,260-page "History of Economic Analysis." Yet this nonexistent theory has become the object of denunciations from the pages of the New York Times and the Washington Post to the political arena, and has been repeated as far away as India.

It is a classic example of arguing against a caricature instead of confronting the argument actually made.

This is a tactic employed by those who either know they are wrong or are too stupid to actually counter the arguments of those who they recognize are smarter than they will ever be. That is what is happening here. Keynesian's are stupid. Like most of the theories underpinning the socialist delusion they always fail when put into practice. Yet no matter how often these theories fail, those who propose them resort to killing their opponents rather than dealing with their own failure.

That is the reason that the last century is a repeated history of bloodbath after bloodbath in nation after nation of failed experiments touting socialism. Standard reaction of the socialist Utopians? "Socialism has never honestly been tried." In other words, no facts or history will ever get in the way of the socialists delusions. They remind me of the 'birthers'. At least 'birthers' are simply a fringe element of the Republican Party rather than the dominant ruling majority as the socialists are in the Democrat Party.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Caution: Storm Approaching

by Carline B. Glick - July 15th, 2011 - Jerusalem Post

It was seven months ago that Mohammed Bouazizi, a vegetable peddler in Tunisia, set himself and the Arab world on fire. The 26- year-old staged his suicidal protest on the steps of the local city hall after a municipal inspector took away his unlicensed vegetable cart, thus denying him the ability to feed his family of eight.

Most depictions of the Arab revolutions that followed his act have cast them as struggles for freedom and good government. These depictions miss the main cause of these political upheavals. No doubt millions of Arabs are upset about the freedom deficit in Arab lands. But the fact is that economics has played a decisive role in all of them.

In Bouazizi’s case, his self-immolation was provoked by financial desperation. And if current trends continue, the revolutionary ferment we have seen so far is only the tip of the iceberg.

Moreover, the political whirlwind will not be contained in the Middle East.

The last time the world at large bought into the Keynesian idiocy was during the great depression of the last century. The same economic crisis that lead to hunger and then starvation a century ago is once again finding leaders who use its misguided Utopian dream a panacea for economic stagnation. The hopelessness of the situation in various countries of the world led to a general rejection of cultural stability and fed into the growing willingness to resort to the horrors of war to solve each nation's problems. When such conditions prevail, any nation capable of feeding itself is a major target of the nation's whose leadership has to find a way to feed its own people or face annihilation from brutal purges at the hands of the mob.

War is coming. Pakistan, North Korea and Iran are not meaningfully different than Germany, Japan and Italy were in the 1930s. Their governments are risking everything to be a part of the nuclear club because they recognize, survival in the coming years will be dependent on armed might. Russia and China are in the same situation. Both have allowed a certain economic growth. Instead of staving off the coming horrors, they have created a growing hope that will not be contained even within their own countries when the world economy collapses.

At the same time three movements seek our destruction. Global socialism, islamofascism and larazan racism are daily finding new adherents who seek someone to blame for their economic distress. America is becoming a scapegoat for starvation and poverty we did not cause. However those who seek scapegoats are not going to discuss their problems rationally. The discussions will take place when they have their boots on our throats, our food in their bellies and our wealth in their bank accounts.

There is a storm approaching. World War in the form of nuclear Armageddon will be war as we have never seen it before. Yet our leaders dither. They argue about who gets to be in charge when the bombs start dropping, yet both sides refuse to accept the bombs are coming.

Friday, July 15, 2011

‘German Miracle’
Barack Obama Doesn’t See

by Dr. Milton R. Wolf - July 13th, 2011 - The Washington Times

The devastation caused by Obamanomics is now undeniable. According to Investors Business Daily, 2 million net private-sector jobs have been lost; unemployment has increased by 1.5 percentage points; long-term unemployment is the worst ever on record; the dollar is 12 percent weaker; the number of Americans on food stamps has increased by 37 percent; the Misery Index (unemployment plus inflation) has increased by 62 percent; and the national debt has exploded by an alarming 40 percent. Mr. Obama is on pace to saddle America with more job-killing debt than all the first 43 presidents - combined.

It didn’t have to be this way but Mr. Obama is trapped in the mistaken belief that America’s problems can only be solved by growing our government ever larger. When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. In early 2009, before his unsuccessful attempt to bring the Olympics to Chicago, Mr. Obama failed at a far more consequential international lobbying effort: The president could not convince German Chancellor Angela Merkel to unleash yet another in the long stream of Keynesian “stimulus” spending schemes - and for good reason. Admittedly, no two nations’ recessions are the same. Germany’s gross domestic product fell even more steeply than America’s but then again, the Germans didn’t have to contend with the likes of Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, and then-Sen. Chris Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, sabotaging their housing market with government-imposed suicide mortgage loans. Today, however, while America’s economy is worsening, Germany has returned to pre-recession employment levels and their only “unexpected” economic news is the kind that beats expectations.

It is daily becoming more frustrating that progressives reject any evidence that contradicts their Utopian delusions. As article after article has touted the evidence from the last century comparing the difference between the Hoover-Roosevelt recession (which progressives turned into a depression by stupidity and ignorance) versus the Harding-Coolidge recession of 10 years earlier (which they turned into the boom time known as the "roaring twenties" by using free markets) - it makes one wonder if mankind is becoming dumber each year.

Why can these hypothetically enlightened intellectuals NEVER understand no matter how much history we have which proves their delusions are so obviously wrong? This article talks about the miracle of German revival after World War II. It again covers the reality that explosion in productivity predates the Marshall Plan that progressives claim rebuilt Europe. They are as determined in their refusal to deal with the reality of that miracle as they are stubborn in their refusal to deal with the miracle recovery of America in the 1920 recession. They simply cannot accept that government is the problem. Recession is turned into depression not by individual freedom but by the oppression of government "planners" and their incompetent stupidity.

Barack Obama is burdened by this same ignorant view of the world which will not allow him to see the truth.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Don’t Call My Bluff?
-- Huh?

by John Hinderaker - July 13, 2011 - PowerLine

Properly, Obama should be warning the GOP that he is not bluffing. Saying “don’t call my bluff” is the opposite of what Obama presumably means, sort of like saying that one “could care less” about something.

One more example proving that Obama is not only arrogant, condescending, contemptuous and narcissistic, but also (when you pay attention to what he really says) pretty stupid.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

US Too Dumb To Know

... Obama Is Always Right

by Michael Goodwin - July 13th, 2011 - The New York Post

When President Obama started talking at his news conference Monday, I listened intently for 15 minutes or so. Then I got fidgety as his half-truths about the debt grew into full-blown whoppers. As he droned on, I did something I never did before during an Obama appearance: I turned off the TV.

Enough. He is the Man Who Won't Listen to Anybody, so why should anybody listen to him?

Tuning out and turning off the president does not fill me with gladness. He cannot be ignored.

But for now, I will leave that unhappy duty to others. I am tired of Barack Obama. There's nothing new there. His speeches are like "Groundhog Day."

His presidency is a spectacular failure, his historic mandate squandered by adherence to leftist ideology and relentless partisanship. His policies are crushing the prospects for growth and dooming the hopes of 24 million Americans who are unemployed or working part-time.

Yet he is not going to change. He listens only to his own voice, which is why he has lost virtually his entire economic team.

The biggest media myth is that he is a centrist. Oh, please.

Like knee jerk rats in a pavlovian maze the left continues to scream that Obama is brilliant, Obama is a centrist, Obama is the Messiah, Republicans are obstructionists, Republicans are racists, Republicans kill the young and old for the sheer joy of it. If only Obama was not foiled by those dastardly Republicans who control the government we would already have Utopia... Oh wait. That's right. Obama is the President and Democrats control the Senate and neither have produced a budget in two years, going back to when they controlled all of government. Every single elected part was dominated by Democrats.

Yet they are not responsible for anything. With his condescending disdain Obama rejects any accountability. Everything is that dastardly George W. Bush's fault. He is still screwing up poor Barack Obama who is helpless in the face of his evil. Obama is great but he is helpless. Obama is brilliant but he is outfoxed by George at every turn. Obama is the greatest orator in the history of man yet he cannot get his message out about how much he has done for America.

Which is it folks? Is he the greatest President in history or is he a poor narcissistic black ego maniac who sees himself as a victim of the white man's rule? At what point will he acknowledge, he has made all the decisions that drove us to this point. For nearly three years! If he is so damn great, why is this the slowest recovery in the history of our nation, save the incompetent recovery of the last egotistical Keynesian President - FDR?

But of course I cannot say any of this else the petty childish relentlessly partisan Barack Obama will be offended. I cannot possibly believe what I am saying is true. I must be a racist.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Affirmative Action President

... Barack Obama

by Eric Golub - July 11th, 2011 - The Washington Times

Barack Obama is now officially the affirmative action president.

This is where the perpetually outraged left begins hyperventilating, followed by uncontrollable screams of "racism." Water is wet, Hezbollah blows stuff up, and leftists throw utterly boring race-baiting temper tantrums.

Speaking of uninteresting, our leader is now an affirmative action project gone bad. This may have negative ramifications for future black Americans, which would be wrong.

This is the second major article posted today that displays contempt for the politically correct mantra that Barack Hussein Obama II is above criticism and that anyone violating that rule is a racist.

This is a good sign. His contempt for America is becoming common knowledge and as people start to point out his incompetence, Obama cannot help but be affected. He has never handled contempt well, which may well be why he so often shows his contempt for others.

This campaign is not going to be the same as the last. Nothing about Obama will be off limits this time.

Tyrannus Obama Rex

by Jay Clarke - July 11th, 2011 - The American Thinker

Barack Obama has many names. He's been called Savior, Messiah, and The Annointed One. He's the first biracial and, some say, first post-racial president. He is charged as the leader of the free world, defender of democracy, and America's head of state. He's an accomplished organizer, spellbinding orator, and historically significant occupant of the Oval Office. And, he is a tyrant.

Americans hate tyrants. Tyrants are ruthless villains, hostile to the basic freedoms granted to humanity by God. Enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have spoken hope to Americans and to freedom-loving people around the world for 235 years. But, these basic, God-given rights are under assault. Not by international forces, but from within. From within America. From within the U.S. government itself and directly from the Office of the President.

This is the first of two major articles posted today that are finally denouncing Barack Hussein Obama II with no regard for the politically correct denial of his incompetence by his supporters in the MSM.

Just as the TEA Party movement finally stopped reacting to the false charges of racism, the collective libertarian-conservative movement has now stopped reacting to the bizarre charge that Obama is beyond criticism. His incompetence is simply too great to ignore.

So is his narcissistic belief that he can rule America in violation of our own laws. He is establishing a tyranny, and more and more people are becoming outraged that no one is stopping it.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Education Or Disruption?

by Frank Miele - July 9th, 2011 - The Daily Interlake (Montana)

The 'Great Delusion' of Deweyism helped turn America against itself

Of course, it is no mystery who would argue that the free enterprise system is bad — socialists (or put plainly, communists) or for those who fancy themselves a bit more intellectual: followers of Karl Marx. This really gets down to the crux of what we have been looking for — an explanation of how American values could have been subverted in a relatively short time span from rugged individualism to weak-kneed collectivism.

The answer, it turns out, has been staring us in the face.


It was our own character traits of tolerance and openness that made it possible for enemies of the American way of life to work from within to destroy it, and then to encourage the rest of us to thank them for it.

And behind it all, there was a nearly universal attempt to scrub American traditions out of education and replace them with a traducement of our values. Traducement, according to Webster, means “to expose to shame or blame by means of falsehood and misrepresentation.” I can think of no more accurate assessment of the indoctrination of American students that has taken place...

What started as the good traits for a culture has resulted in the destruction of that culture. That is where we stand today. Our culture is in shambles. We are racing towards a future that is dominated by a federal government that is a mockery of the freedom which our founders created. Equal opportunity is being replaced by equal results. We will not avoid the standard result. Just as every single socialist nation of the last century lived through a blood bath by its rulers, America is headed down that path.

When the government goons come to kill you, please don't whine about how unfair it is. You stood by and let it happen. Just as the gullible in Russia were not innocent of their deaths from Stalin's purges, and Mao's millions were equally complicit, the blood bath in America will be deserved by the vast majority of those who will die. The anomaly of America, a nation of freedom, will probably never happen again. We earned this consequence because we let it happen. We threw it away.

White Mob Terrorizes
Black Milwaukeeans

... NOT!

by Doug Giles - July 10th, 2011 -

I’m sorry. I got that header wrong. It was a black mob that ransacked convenience stores and hammered a group of white people in Milwaukee this past July 4th weekend. Dang it. I ain’t ever gonna make it in this business. I’m such an idiot.

Yep, this past weekend in the Brewer’s city a horde of African Americans, according to Milwaukee’s Police Chief Edward Flynn, looted a convenience store and beat a group of white twentysomethings in a local park in a “disturbing, outrageous and barbaric fashion.”

The fact that it was a black on white assault would explain why we didn’t hear about it via the national news. Why was there zero press for this violent mess? Well, Spanky, that story and its culprits don’t blissfully mesh with the Left’s ongoing narrative, that’s why.

Even worse. If you dared to headline an article "Black Mob Terrorizes White Milwaukeeans" you would be smeared and slandered as a racist. The very act would be politically incorrect. Not tolerable. It does not matter whether it happened or not. Such a title is forbidden.

"It is our turn on top."

"Obama is going to pay my rent."

These are the expectations of the black community. They certainly did not expect that while overall unemployment has increased a little more than 20%, black unemployment has increased nearly 150% under the economy of Barack Obama. Since that simply cannot be true to this black community, they glory in the lie that it is all Bush's fault. It has to be Bush's fault. It cannot be Obama's fault. It cannot!

Just as blacks will call you a liar if you note that black unemployment dropped by more than half under Reagan, while white unemployment went down by a third of that. Blacks do not care what is true. Reagan was a racist. Don't you dare try and dispute that.

Reality is not important. Black mobs are "flashing" stores all over America. What that means is that 20 to 30 blacks will surge into a store and steal everything they can steal and run. See. Since Obama is President, they have a right to everything that they can steal. "It is our turn on top" is exactly what they believe. To them that means take what they want. By force if necessary. You don't think that Obama is going to allow you to stop it do you?

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Declaration Of Admiration

by Quin Hillyer - July 1st, 2011 - The American Spectator

As much as the American book-buying public has shown deep interest in the superstars of the nation's founding period, too little attention has been paid to some of the other legislative workhorses and statesmen of the period, and too few lessons thus learned from their examples. As we celebrate Independence Day on Monday, we should moved beyond the famous Jefferson-Adams-Franklin troika, in order to marvel at the great decades of public service of the two other members of the committee charged with drafting the Declaration of Independence.

Those two were Roger Sherman of Connecticut and Robert Livingston of New York -- and they were no mere window-dressing on the committee, much less in public life.

They were in fact brilliant men, in the same class with Thomas Jefferson. Their contributions to our Declaration of Independence were important. Their contributions to the founding of our nation were important. These were two great men.

Robert Livingston and Roger Sherman are heroes. They deserve admiration and recognition from all who appreciate freedom.

Friday, July 01, 2011

July 4th

by Thomas Sowell - June 28th, 2011 - Real Clear Politics

The Fourth of July may be just a holiday for fireworks to some people. But it was a momentous day for the history of this country and the history of the world.

Not only did July 4, 1776 mark American independence from England, it marked a radically different kind of government from the governments that prevailed around the world at the time -- and the kinds of governments that had prevailed for thousands of years before.

The American Revolution was not simply a rebellion against the King of England, it was a rebellion against being ruled by kings in general. That is why the opening salvo of the American Revolution was called "the shot heard round the world."

That does not mean that we get to retain our freedom though if we do not understand how it came about. As great as this article is, a typical brilliant analysis by our most brilliant philosopher, the 'people' of the United States have spent the last 3 generations abandoning everything that made us exceptional and made us great. The majority do not understand a single word that Thomas Sowell has said here.

Our children are ignorant of our history and the importance to their daily lives of freedom from government domination. They have been brainwashed into believing that freedom comes from government, just like food and shelter and a general wealth that of course is the 'right' of everyone. They don't have to work for it. Someone else will do the work. They just get to party.

Of course that is a short term delusion. Because being forced by government to give the wealth of your labor to others is nothing but slavery. And slaves will always revolt. America is headed for a revolution that will shatter this nation into 3 or 4 separate nations. It is still up in the air as to whether a single one of them will retain the freedom we grew up with. It is also still up in the air just how bloody that revolution will be. That is what Thomas Sowell left unsaid. Getting from here to that horrible future will not just leave many with no freedom. It will leave many dead in the streets.