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A Word On Honduras

Posted by jemartynowski on June 29, 2009

Maybe I’m confused.  President Obama, Hill-Dawg, and many other Socialist leaders in the Americas are calling for the restoration of former Honduras President Mel Zelaya to office.  Now, I understand the other tyrants asking for this, but the President of the United States?  He should be supporting, at the very least, the constitutional authority of the government of Honduras to remove a person from office who is clearly trying to violate the constitution. 

Most of these voices against the coup are claiming they want an end to the old, violent past of the region and that this just sets them all back.  However, we are missing some serious points here.  First, Zelaya was not taken prisoner, tortured and killed.  He was merely removed.  There was no bloodshed.  The only blood that could be spilled is if Dictator For Life Chavez instigates some violence  Second, why has President Obama claimed that Zelaya’s removal was illegal?  As a matter of fact, the only reason he was removed is because HE was doing something illegal.  He was trying to pull a Chavez and all the other dictators of the area and extend his term in office.  Shouldn’t we be all outraged over that?  Don’t get me wrong, maybe this coup wasn’t the only way to go about it, but shouldn’t we be thankful for the lack of violence?

As a Wall Street Journal editorial put it, “The struggle against chavismo has never been about left-right politics. It is about defending the independence of institutions that keep presidents from becoming dictators. This crisis clearly delineates the problem. In failing to come to the aid of checks and balances, Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Insulza expose their true colors.”  I couldn’t agree more.  There are those in our nation who would rather see government powers expanded, and are blinded by that ideal.  They have no concerns about the people’s right to change their government when it is no longer working in the nation’s best interests.  Obama and Hillary should read the Declaration of Independence.  It goes against everything for which they stand.

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The Travesty of National Health Care

Posted by jemartynowski on June 19, 2009

Many may think the fight going on right now  is just an argument of how our health care system can be better run.  It is not.  It is the debate over one of the most important turning points in history.  The reasoning for this is that government being in control of our health care industry is a justification for tyranny.  Understand this:  the reason us Constitution defenders are so passionate is that we want a government who cannot control our lives at their whim.  Now we have a perfect example why.  Here is a quote from columnist and author Mark Steyn about Britain’s National Health Service: 

“Under Britain’s National Health Service, for example, smokers in Manchester have been denied treatment for heart disease, and the obese in Suffolk are refused hip and knee replacements. Patricia Hewitt, the British Health Secretary, says that it’s appropriate to decline treatment on the basis of ‘lifestyle choices.'” Steyn adds, “Smokers and the obese may look at their gay neighbor having unprotected sex with multiple partners, and wonder why his ‘lifestyle choices’ get a pass while theirs don’t. But that’s the point: Tyranny is always whimsical.”

We don’t want a government who decides what lifestyle choices we make.  I would think those who are so against the mixing of religion and politics, despite being a bit misguided, would understand this more than anyone.  However, these are just the people who are for this type of government.  Obviously, the American people don’t understand what they are getting themselves into (or can’t go back and fix their mistake).  I hope, though, that we are not distracted enough by a suit with a teleprompter so badly that we turn a blind eye to our nation being stolen from us.  I’m not holding my breath.

 

UPDATE:  http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Promises-Promises-Obamas-apf-396436588.html?x=0&&printer=1

This article makes a good point with a solid quote from an independent organization saying that the only way Obama could promise these things is if here were “king.”  Somehow I don’t see the main stream media calling him out for these blatant lies, but maybe because that’s because they think he actually is king.

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Has This Ever Happened?

Posted by jemartynowski on June 15, 2009

Question:  has there ever been a period in history like this one?  I’m talking about the fact that many, if not most, of the people who are supposed to be experts on society and the political and economic systems of the time seem to have absolutely no concept of how these systems work.  As pointed out by Capitalism Magazine, it seems journalists who write opinions on world politics and economics are even confused.  How can it be, if you are formulating an opinion which you intend to share with thousands of others, that you can be so uneducated on the subject about which you are writing? 

My original question is an honest one.  If there is someone with a reply, feel free to share.  No, I’m not assuming everyone in every age knew truthfully what was going on around them.  However, those charged with teaching and philosophising historically seemed to have a pretty good idea.  I guess, if we want to consider religious leaders who used unethical BS to convince others to fall in line as such, that could qualify.  Just wondering.

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(Another Reason) Why Obama Is An Idiot.

Posted by jemartynowski on June 4, 2009

Barack Obama recently said this garbage:  “We need somebody who’s got the heart to recognize — the empathy to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old. And that’s the criteria by which I’m going to be selecting my judges.”

This statement proves that one of two things must be true:  Either Obama doesn’t understand the role of the Supreme Court or he is choosing to ignore the Constitution.  Please read this article by Walter Williams.  You cannot ignore it.  It is a fact.  The Supreme Court’s job is to be a referee.  Nothing else.  I will not go on too much more with the analogy, as Mr. Williams does a fantastic job.  All I want to do is illustrate the fact that Barack Obama either doesn’t understand the role of the Supreme Court or is choosing to ignore it in order to further his power grab.  Don’t tell me otherwise, or I might explode from hearing (or reading) too much stupidity.  A referee that will make judgements based on past successes or failures of one of the parties involved is worthless.  That is all.

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Some Good Stuff

Posted by jemartynowski on June 2, 2009

I had mentioned before about IMAO posting some awesome capitalist propaganda, but this one was so good that I’m still turned on.  I haven’t read the book The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible, but I certainly want to do so now.

A great example of a hired man in a hat (from the video) taking stuff from us is going on right now.  As of yesterday, we, the taxpayer, are 60% owners of General Motors.  Why are we buying this company?  Because they are crappy, miserable, and run like a bunch of drunken monkeys are in charge.  That’s no reason for charity.  By the way, that’s all this is.  It’s welfare, but on a much larger scale.  Rather than a person who screwed up a small business or can’t hold a job, it’s a gigantic company who, despite millions of dollars into R & D, couldn’t determine their ass from a hole in the ground. 

Don’t trash us capitalists for knocking charity, though.  Giving to those in need is fine if it is to someone or some organization that is actually trying to do better.  Just don’t force us to do it using personal guilt via the government.  This quote from Ayn Rand’s The Objectivist says it best:

The fact that a man has no claim on others (i.e., that it is not their moral duty to help him and that he cannot demand their help as his right) does not preclude or prohibit good will among men and does not make it immoral to offer or to accept voluntary, non-sacrificial assistance.

It is altruism that has corrupted and perverted human benevolence by regarding the giver as an object of immolation, and the receiver as a helplessly miserable object of pity who holds a mortgage on the lives of others—a doctrine which is extremely offensive to both parties, leaving men no choice but the roles of sacrificial victim or moral cannibal . . . .

Which brings us back to the video.  People force you to give up freedoms in the name of many good things.  That doesn’t make it right.

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