Friday, November 20, 2009


In your favorite internet browser head on over to

This is the web site for Get Out Of Our House. Here you will find information about the GOOOH plan to replace all 435 members of the United States House of Representatives. Take the time to look it over, take a shot at the questionnaire, see if you find something there that gets your attention.

In a previous post, this writer charged sitting members of the U.S. Congress with waging a cultural and economic war against the American people. Feckless mandarins, an impotent and ineffectual political class, aggrandizing and enriching themselves and their cohorts at taxpayers' expense and at the expense of American liberty.

They fancy themselves of the lineage of Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Lincoln, Truman, JFK, Reagan. A few may be that principled and informed, but most are not. And on their watch, America may be headed toward social, economic and political shoals which could sink the ship of State.

President Reagan pointed out that America's values, founding principles and way of life are never more than one generation from extinction. This generation, more than any other in recent history, must take urgent action to reverse this radical/socialist/progressive tide. A large part of that work can be accomplished by removing, as much as possible, the power of incumbency, the power of the K Street lobby, and the power of interest groups.

This is the purpose of GOOOH, to use the power of the vote to remove the political nobility currently ensconced in the House of Representatives and return that chamber to the hands of a responsible and responsive citizen legislature.

Is GOOOH the perfect solution? A solution at all? This writer has an opinion, but there's only one way for you to be sure. Find a GOOOH meeting. Listen to what they have to say. Join the discussion.

Because it's your House too....

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

Share the Sacrifice Act of 2010

This is so arrogant, so absolutely scurrilous, so scandalous and beyond the pale, that it could only originate in the mind of a democrat partisan hack. With bailouts, "stimulus", apologies and bows, one could hope that there could be an end to the insanity. Only a politician with an absolutely impaired sense of the moral, the right and the good, and an equally enfeebled intellect, could come up with such a reckless and feckless scheme.

Among others, and we can't wait to find out who the rest are, disreputable democrat hacks Frank, Murtha and Obey have proposed the Share the Sacrifice Act of 2010, an income surtax meant to cover the cost of the Afghan war. They are concerned that the continuing costs of that effort will impair their ability to wage a cultural and economic war against the American people.

These people are not worthy of the Constitutional office to which they have been elected, and certainly not worthy of the rights and freedoms that accompany citizenship in the United States of America. Going forward, in these pages, any democrat that has endorsed this outrage will no longer be referred to by the title conferred on them by the office to which they were elected. They will be identified by their behavior, which is that of disreputable democrat partisan hacks, and regularly treated to the opprobrium they so richly deserve.

This writer has far too much respect for the United States of America and her enduring institutions to allow this profanation against the Constitutional responsibilities of the Legislative Branch, and the desecration of our military services, and the memories of those who have given what President Lincoln described as "...their last full measure of devotion", to pass unremarked and unchallenged. These hacks, responsible in their own persons for much of the economic destruction wrought against America in the last 15 months, would use the American military and the dead and the living victims of 9/11, to advance their corrupt and hateful political agenda.

We implore President Barack Obama to condemn this as the stunt that it is, and reject this cynical and naked partisanship. Though we believe that he would rather bow to tyrants and demigods, than to the wishes and the will of the American people.

Only the God of Heaven can grant recompense. His judgment, swift and sure, is tempered by mercy.

We would cry "A pox on their House!"

Eternal vigilance is the price of protecting liberty from the political thuggery of feckless mandarins disguised as American politicians.

On the 146th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

In early November 1863 President Abraham Lincoln was invited by David Wills of Gettysburg. Pennsylvania to offer remarks at the ceremony of dedication of the Gettysburg Memorial Cemetery.

The ceremony took place at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg, and the Gettysburg Memorial Cemetery on November 19, 1863. President Lincoln was expected to provide brief dedicatory remarks, to use the power of the Executive to consecrate and formally set aside that ground. He was preceded in the program by Edward Everett, who delivered a two-hour address. When Mr. Lincoln took the platform, he delivered the following remarks:

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

With credit for the text to Abraham Lincoln Online

Thanks President Lincoln!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Make Mine Freedom (1948)

The link below was posted by one of the members of my local meetup. She added the following comment, "It is for a cartoon made in 1948 -- and is eerily relevant today -- please watch the entire 9 1/2 minute film. I hope it will inspire all of you -- 'John Q. Publics' all -- that everything depends on what we do next."

This same member created a Powerpoint presentation called "The Perfect Storm", which detail the rise of the Progressive movement and demonstrated that Progressives and their fellow-travelers have been peddling the same lies for nearly a hundred years. It is incumbent on us as lovers of liberty to take every opportunity resist these progressive ideas, and the collectivist impulses which emanate from them. I describe the desired end of their radical/socialist/collectivist agenda like this:

They want to transform the United States of America into a second world cradle-to-grave welfare state.

President Obama and the progressive machine are determined to reduce America to a mere shadow of her former self. We must be determined to thwart them at every turn. One of the best ways at our disposal is to remind ourselves and our fellow Americans where we came from, why America exists, what will be lost if our generation fails to protect, preserve and defend our liberty and enduring institutions from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

Liberals Runnin' Scared?

I saw a post on a message board last week. The putative point of the post, as described by the title, is that liberals are trying to ram all this horrible legislation through the United States Congress because they are "runnin' scared". That they are panicked because of the backlash that is beginning to build as evidenced by falling poll numbers, media disaffection, etc. The post, rather than actually describing why the writer thought liberals were runnin' scared, was devoted to preaching to the anti-liberal, anti-democrat party, anti-Obama choir. My question in response to the post is this - if the Liberals were really runnin' scared, do you think they would still be trying to pass this health care bill? Cap and Trade? Putting up all these czars?

If you had the opportunity to compose an epic work which would hold up an opposition ideology or figure to scorn and ridicule, would you? Or would you use that time and energy to discuss the values and principles which undergird the foundation of this great country? To contrast a position which recognizes American exceptionalism, with the idea that America is merely one nation among many? To explain why the time-tested ideas of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness", practiced among a citizenry "...dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.", is better than the liberal/socialist/progressive ideas of "spreading the wealth around" or "from each according to his means, to each according to his needs.?

Instead, we're out here larding up forums and message boards and inboxes with 2,367 word paeans to blue-collar political comedy, while the imperial congress, senate and Obama administration keep chugging right on with their "long train of abuses & usurpations... (which) evinces a design to reduce them (us) under absolute Despotism, (therefore) it is their (our) right to throw off such government, & to provide new guards for their (our) future security....", as decribed in the American Declaration of Independence.

How about five hundred or even two hundred fifty serious words about why the liberal agenda is wrong for our country? What would be the outcome if someone were to devote 2,367 words to a serious exposition of just one of the abuses and usurpations waged against the people of the United States of America by a government that seems to aspire to absolute despotism? I imagine that person, that document, would be a source of encouragement to millions all across this great country.

I'm far more concerned about the apparent ascendancy of a radical/socialist/Progressive economic and political agenda which seems to have taken hold in the mainstream of American thought. This battle, well, war really, is about hearts and minds. About an engaged and informed populace, properly equipped and empowered to confront and defeat the liberal/radical/socialist/media onslaught. About a people not beguiled by the siren song of ease and peace and security provided through the largesse of an evermore expansive and expensive federal government.

Frankly, I could care less about the motive state of liberals. Running, walking, lying in repose - they could take wing and fly - as long as their attempt to transform the United States of America into a second-world cradle-to-grave welfare state goes down ignominiously to defeat.

Eternal vigilance is the price of protecting, preserving, and defending this God-given gift of Liberty.