Archive for February, 2009
If it has been 61 years, it has been a day – 61 years since the Supreme Court of the United States enshrined into constitutional law and into society the judge-created doctrine “separation of church and state” in the landmark case McCollum v. Board of Education (1948). American law, politics, culture and society haven’t been the same since.
Dick Armey recently sent out a modest newsletter:
“Last week you may have seen or perhaps heard about CNBC’s Rick Santelli and his report from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, ground zero for American capitalism and free market commerce, where he called for a “Taxpayer Tea Party” in the wake of efforts to enact a new, multi-billion dollar taxpayer funded housing bailout.
If you are like me, you stood up and cheered.
The Socialists seek to squelch dissent, to silence dissenting voices by imposing economic penalties, denial of licensing, “local advisory” boards or restrictions on broadcast station ownership.
If they can restore “equal time” requirements, forcing broadcast stations to waste air time on left wing radio shows that can not draw and retain audience share, the loss in revenue will force broadcasters to drop the more popular conservative shows.
The dope gang wars on the US/Mexican border must really be ticking some people in Washington off, big time. Just when they thought the decks were clear, and they have the numbers to pass the Amnesty Bill, this time for sure, all hell breaks loose on the border.
For years, I have heard the Democrats fill campaign speeches with it’s for the children to justify wasteful spending and new taxes–taxes which often rob families of the extra money needed to enjoy quality time together on vacations and weekend getaways. When I was a child, my dad earned enough to take care of our family. As a teenager, the tax burden combined with the cost of living took away from the family time we once shared and forced my mother to find work.
The Liar in Chief depends upon public ignorance of the basic laws of economics. Solutions are not to be found in laboratories, universities, fields or factories. The problem is a set of imbalances resulting from a combination of speculative greed acting in ignorance and bad public policy flowing from well greased palms.
It is a painful time for Americans of my age. We have the memories of an America, glorious and honorable in her past… a past, which has been forgotten and erased, in many cases, from the history books of America’s students. Above all things our America was honorable. A young American today would be hard pressed to define “honor.” To define “dishonorable” is much easier. One has only to turn one’s attention to the actions of the American Congress, ruled by the American Left, for a real-time view of dishonor.
Uncle Billtape is very pleased at how well you have deceived the Americans. You are so close to stealing so much from them, but you must practice patience my young apprentice. To successfully steal the American soul, you must not make yourself so obvious. It’s good other demons like Soroszeebub have taken over your doom and gloom. Quite clever really. Uncle Billtape is quite proud.
In an earlier article, “Faust, Greenspan and America’s economic collapse,” I drew an analogy between the folly of Alan Greenspan’s “irrational exuberance” speech, where he continued to lower interest rates leading in part to the collapse of America’s home mortgage industry, with the folly of Goethe’s Faust (“We the People”) making a deal with the devil (Congress, the Executive and the Supreme Court) to guarantee our own destruction by trashing the constitutional framers’ intents – like separation of powers and no taxation without representation.
Obama is a strange dichotomy of hopeful and sometimes responsible words to reckless behavior often destroying his earlier dialog; words he recycles to take our eyes off of reality of what was destroyed. I have said this before, as he ran for President during the early primaries, even I was captivated by the dope of hope. Why wouldn’t you want to believe in the positive energy that surrounded his campaign? Of course, before drinking the Kool-Aid, the cautious side of me that has guarded my every step since I was a young, began to listen.