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3.17.09

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WAKE UP CALL, FROM COLONIAL VIRGINIA
Re: Quin Hillyer's Channeling the Young Patrick Henry :

"What does the truth matter? Haven't we mothers all given our sons a taste for lies, lies which from the cradle upwards lull them, reassure them, send them to sleep: lies as soft and warm as a breast!"  
-- Georges Bernanos

America was seeking change and Obama offered at least that. Many did not want to know if the change was real or phantasmagorical. Truth or lie, this was not the concern of the majority. Like infants, they wanted change that comforted them. And they wanted it now.

The One has a silver tongue. He is a rhetorician of the first order. He is one of the finest orators since the Great Communicator himself, but as where Reagan spoke truth to power, Obama has spoken to gain power with little regard for the truth. 

Obama convinced the majority of Americans he is exactly what he is not. The New Messiah out flanked Billary on the left and quickly, almost seamlessly, tacked to the center (at least rhetorically). That the mass media moronic mentality did not allow detection of this deception is not surprising; reporting the news while salivating over The Chosen One is a heavy task indeed. Even with the malingering media’s pandering, the American public was (and is) still responsible for its choices and facing the consequence of those choices. 

So, yes, the majority of the voting electorate has been hoodwinked, bamboozled, conned, duped and outright fooled. And they were taken in willingly. Most frighteningly, if Chef Obama turned up the heat slowly, most would have continue to smile as they were simmered into oblivion of a boiling soup. But the Titan of the Teleprompter shows his inexperience, impatience, arrogance, or ineptitude (or a combination of thereof) by turning up the heat immediately. The Master of the Mendacious, in his rush to consolidate his power, may have been caught in his own snare.  Instead of moving with stealth and deliberateness, Obama has awakened America from its somnambulistic stumbling. From the Left to the Right, the rumblings of discontent are starting to be heard.  Rebellion on these shores is not without precedent

Our true illustrious (as opposed to well back lighted) forefather Thomas Jefferson was clear that the government was to serve the people and never vice versa. He was equally clear that if the government became tyrannical, the people had both the right and responsibility to rebel. From the Declaration of Independence: "That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed -- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

Mr. Hillyer has sounded a clarion call. If it is to be answered remains a mystery. What is plain to see is that if the GOP does not find its spine, the republic that all freedom loving American has come to know will be no more. The damage that is being done will become so irreparable that rebellion will be the only remedy. 

Sometimes a leg must be broken so that it can be properly reset, but in the words of another paragon of freedom, also a Founding Father, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Be you, Conservative, Republican, Libertarian or even Democrat, let your voice be heard through your elected officials (‘nee public servants): Mr. President, we are no longer under your thrall. We have seen the European/Socialist republic that is the inevitable outcome of your actions; your words can beguile us no longer. Over eleven score years ago, our forefathers heartily rejected the governments of kings and tyranny. We refuse to return to those days of servitude.

We are in the winter of our discontent. Let no lie convince you otherwise. If we wish to bask in the sun again, we must tear down lies with truth. If speaking truth be treason, let’s make the most of it.
-- Ira M. Kessel
Rochester, New York

TIME TO LET GO
Re: Edward Blum's Gerrymandering on Trial:

The Voting Rights Act is another one of those laws that, much like the Fugitive Slave laws of the pre- Civil War era, and much like affirmative action programs, that good-minded people were willing to tolerate in the belief that someday they would be unnecessary.

Now matters seem to have passed beyond "unnecessary" and straight  into "harmful." Yet the laws are still on the books and people suffer  under them.
-- Robert Nowall
Cape Coral, Florida

TOUGH LOVE
Re: Paul Beston's Close the Door, Please:

I thought "jobs," like welfare, were the products of the big O's compassion. I didn't know that they, along with wealth, came from somewhere else like the private sector.

All these years, we were lead to believe that "jobs" were being hoarded by Dr. Evil: Dick Cheney and his sock-puppet Bush.

Who's printing the money? I am sure they're hiring.
-- P. Aaron Jones
Michigan

A SQUANDERED INHERITANCE
Re: Lawrence A. Hunter's Banks on Welfare :

President Obama is correct in claiming that he inherited a recession (though, since he openly and actively sought to become president, his bemoaning his position has the same ironic whine as an adolescent who been given a second hand car marked "As is, No Warranty"). So, to be fair, let's remember the Misery Index of January 2009 (7.63%) came from the Bush II administration. (The highest, 21.98% belonged to Democratic Congress and President Jimmy Carter.) The Dow Jones Index was a battered 9,000 plus, a major drop from 13,000+ under Bush the Younger, but still not the abysmal sub 7,000 that has occurred under Obama. Now The One wants to reform the banking system. Come November 2010 and 2012 the loyal opposition would be wise in reminding the voters of these numbers, because we might well be looking back on these numbers and thinking, "Those were the good ol' days."
-- Ira M. Kessel
Rochester, New York

COUNT TO TEN
Re: Roger Scruton's The New Humanism:

As I do with my children when they misbehave, I counted to ten, and then for good measure waited a day or two, before responding to you. I did this for the same reason millions of parents do this everyday in the "civilized world:" to regain full control of my passions before delivering a well earned rebuke. Those passions though, are not without benefit, as they give evidence to the reality that I am alive, I have soul and I have a maker. Hence, your article did more good for my soul with the emotions it evoked than anything it could have hoped to do for my mind because your idea of "noble humanism" is a fraud. There can be nothing noble in it because at its core it denies the truth of who we are, and thereby makes itself into a lie. The new humanism, which you find so vulgar, is the obvious evolution of the old. Why then is it surprising to you that the child is a hedonistic scoundrel when its parent was a liar?

I am familiar with these very British concepts because I too was raised to be an Englishman who loves duty, honor, respect, hard work, protocol, freedom and secularism. He also loves Mr. Churchill, but it is not the love of Churchill that England needs now; it is the love of God and more to the point the love of Christ, and unless England soon wake to this truth, England will be no more. I suspect you too know this, and so I remind you to put away childish niceties. Niceties will kill England; Christ will save it. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Dear Mr. Scruton: grow up!
-- W.B. Dunn
Chandler, Arizona

CHURCH POLITICS
Re: Lisa Fabrizio's Power, Politics, and the Freedom of Religion:

Ms. Fabrizio writes: 'Rep. Michael Lawlor released a statement saying that the bill was "proposed and written by a group of faithful Catholic parishioners from Fairfield County who asked the Judiciary Committee to consider giving the subject a public hearing." Here, they refer to some of the unfortunate parishioners of St. John's Church in Darien'

It's important to note that Bishop Lori denied in a March 12 blog entry that the Catholics involved are even parishioners at St. John's Church.

He wrote: "The four disgruntled people who pushed this bill don’t even belong to Saint John’s which, by the way, is flourishing. In fact, the lay leadership of Saint John’s made it a point to tell me how pleased they are with their Pastor, Msgr. Frank McGrath, and with the financial management system the diocese put in place."
-- Kevin J. Jones

THE KING LIVES, THE TERRORIST DOESN'T
Re: Angelo Codevilla's Osama bin Elvis:

I am truly delighted at the essay on the above captined subject, it is the first of its kind on the disbelief that he is alive as so eloquently voiced in its documentation as to why.

I have for years now been writing to various website sources and individual reporters regarding my belief that this guy has been dead for quite some time and what we see displayed for political advantage are old photos with dubbed-in voices. The response that I have received especially from Lucianne.com is if we don't have the proof, we cannot print it.

I have been so frustrated and disappointed that these people won't risk their reputations to ferret out the truth, and your article has uplifted my heart. I am not the only one who believes that Osama Bin Laden is dead, and has been for years. Because it was highly unlikely that with his ongoing kidney malfunction and being on dialysis he could survive eternally in the mountains.

If the information contained in this essay reaches the eyes and ears of truly interested patriotic investigative reporters, and the CIA, FBI,  or whoever is in charge, the level of that proven fact might change the entire picture of Islamist terrorism, put the brunt of the manufactured terror scene in its proper place of responsibility and in so doing, possibly treat to eliminate, and control  the element of fear which I believe is oftentimes tossed around for political advantage. 

Perhaps, this essay I hope and trust, will stir the imagination to inspire the seekers of truth to confirm his death, and it will help eliminate the myth that he is still the leader of the pack and the others who carry on in his image will be found and forever removed.

Thank you, you did a yoeman's job and I am grateful.
-- Helen Goodman

SHEEP FROM THE GOATS
Re: Robert Stacy McCain's The Other CPAC :

The Frumian attack on Rush was part of his audition for the NYT gig. He, like Mr. Dreher, lost out to another completely non-conservative "conservative," a Mr. Douthat. I have no problem with debates and can find common ground with any of those three but the leftist elites are not a great source for determining what constitutes a conservative, who best represents conservative thought or what is acceptable for their fellow Americans to think.
-- Chris Harley
Piedmont, California

TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS
Re: George Neumayr's Chaos Theory :

You hit the nail on the proverbial head, Mr. Neumayr.  It's time WE had a little hope for a change.

Hope for Change in Just Four
(with regards to John Fogarty and CCR)

Day dreamin' 'bout Illinois, Land of Lincoln, oh boy!
Just layin' down, for a rest from Rush and Boortz.
Imagination sets in, pretty soon I'm singin'

Doo, doo, doo, Hope for Change in just FOUR!

Barry's doing cartwheels, five year plans and new deals.
Comrades having quite a party, on the White House lawn.
I've still got a skin itch, from listenin' to Blagojevich,

Doo, doo, doo, Hope for Change in just FOUR!

Jackasses, some elephants, say warming's out of hand.
Will he cap and trade, on his honeymoon?
Doo, doo doo.
Likely he will borrow, and pay for it tomorrow.

Doo, doo, doo, Hope for Change in just FOUR!

Reporters have been askin' him, about goin' to Tehran.
Will he take a ride on a flight in June?
Doo, doo doo.
I'd just send an iPod, "Attention: Ahmadinejad",

Doo, doo, doo, Hope for Change in just FOUR!
Let's send him back to Illinois, Land of Lincoln, oh boy!
Don't you know it's always darkest, just before the dawn.
Where was the objection, when he bought the election?

Doo, doo, doo, Hope for Change in just FOUR!
-- Mike Showalter
Austin, Texas

THE WRONG KIND
Re: G. Tracy Mehan, III's: Has Obama Killed Carbon Cap and Trade?

If you really and truly think that Mr. Obama and the tax-and-spend Congressional leadership (in BOTH parties) will let any carbon tax be "revenue neutral," I have a single question for you.

What kind of drugs are you on ?
-- Mark Schaeber
Syracuse, New York

WHERE DID THAT DREAM GO?

Here you were pirouetting down the primrose path,
So proud of yourself for your vote.
Didn't you show everyone how liberal you are?
Hadn't you sipped the Kool Aid "en rote"?

Now, though, you're looking beyond yourself.

You have focused on your Country at last.
The heady days of "I'm such a good person"
Are irretrievably in the past.

That rosy glow has faded fast
As your dream into a nightmare scenario is cast.
-- Mimi Evans Winship

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