Here is video coverage from MSNBC. NBC’s “own people” say at least “Hundreds of Thousands”. They had to shut down Pennsylvania Avenue to accomodate people just making their way to the mall.
Good coverage, IMHO — except for the differences on how many are reported as being there… Think about it though — the entire mall from the Capitol to the White House FILLED? That’s more than hundreds of thousands, especially if they had to close down Pennsylvania Ave. during it as well… In the UK they are reporting there were up to 2 million in attendance. If you look at this picture you will see they are packed in…
Make no mistake about it, change is certainly in store for the United States if the Democrats, under the leadership of one Barack H. Obama, get their way. However, it is not the kind of change a majority of people in these United States are wanting, nor hoping for. Contrary to the popular notion that Obama’s supporters would like the world to believe, Obama did not receive a “Landslide Victory” as they appear to think. The truth is — many U.S. citizens do NOT vote, and many NON-U.S. Citizens have been found TO vote in our elections. And, many of his supporters either don’t understand socialism, some don’t realize that Obama’s “Change” stands for socialism, and some are convinced — for God only knows what reason — that Socialism/Communism is a good thing!
U.S. Elections & Associated Problems
To get started with the basics, we have what could be called a Democratically Elected Representative Constitutionally Regulated Republic-Style Government in place in the United States. While over the years the states have lost more and more power to the Federal Government (which was not supposed to happen, and which was, incidentally the REAL reason for the Civil War, but I digress)… The government leaders that sit in Washington D.C. are supposed to obey the United States Constitution, and be answerable to the people if they violate it. Too often it seems as if we have no control whatsoever over those in Washington – even if they SAY they will stand for one position, too often they “flip-flop” or vote for something they should stand against, in exchange for pork barrel projects that reward their campaign contributors and the people in their home districts. The more powerful a Congressmen, the more reward they can give, and thus the more power they earn — a vicious cycle rife with corruption.
Unless we demand accountability in Washington, and demand the other branches of Government to perform the checks and balances necessary to assure our Country and its Citizens’ Rights and Protections, we don’t stand a chance against Man’s greed and the influence of corruption inherent in politics.
I don’t care which party you favor in the general elections — you CANNOT think that there are not crucial problems with our electoral system. There are too many opportunities for abuse, and not enough checks and balances in place in our modern system to assure an untampered with vote. Even the need to turn around the numbers so quickly so the Media can “call the election” (most times before the West even CLOSES their ballot boxes) and “get on with it”. It is my wish to see our electoral system adjusted so that we can assure that the people really are getting their voices heard. We need more assurance that our vote is counted, and counted correctly.
One of the ways that this issue presented itself during this last election was the presence of Federal Investigations into organizations such as ACORN, and the banking scandals, and the mortgage crisis. Just like the bumper sticker I designed states, “Little ACORNS grow into trees of fraud”, and it’s the truth. That Obama won the election, and that he was very much tied to these organizations through those that supported him, and voted for him should serve as no surprise.
The real trick now, in taking back our government — for the people and by the people — is to assure that these types of abuses can never happen again. I’m not sure at this exact moment how best to go about that but, you can be damn sure I’ll be thinking about it seriously. [And, just in case anyone got the wrong idea, I am definitely not interested in violence either… Those that would advocate such at this point do NOT value the Freedom and Liberty we do have, IMHO.] What we really need to work on is educating the people of this country about the truth of socialism/Communism that the enemies of Freedom have proposed to foist upon us.
Bills Already Introduced, and Some “On the Way”
We’ll go through the following one at a time, and quickly address the important issues in each. In the future each of these specific bills will receive its own entry, but for now, being aware of what’s coming down the pike would be a good idea. The following proposals are each destructive to our Constitutional Republic in a variety of ways, that people should be made aware of. If we stand together as a people and voice our opposition, there is a chance we can prevent these Acts from passing, and as a result be able to hold our Representatives accountable for their behavior in our names. I only have time to review a couple of these bills at this time, but rest assured, there are more I will address in future posts that I will be writing as soon as I’m able to do so.
1.) Freedom of Speech & the Fairness Doctrine — Yet again, the Democrats are dusting off this draconian policy and attempting to stifle the First Amendment. They propagandize this to the people of America as “presenting both sides” however, this assure that the major two parties only get their ideas and beliefs expressed, and in America there is far from anything resembling only two opinions. That’s the first thing that’s flawed and wrong about this as far as the interests of the country’s citizens.
The second thing that is wrong with this legislation is that it established government control over the ability of various sources of information and media, and affect the Freedom of the Press, and the People’s Rights to express their viewpoints through support and association with certain groups of people — most of whom share a certain set of political beliefs. It is better to offer the freedom of “all sides” to maintain a presence in the public discourse, especially encouraging a wide variety of inclusive viewpoints, than it is to espouse only two set, standard “government approved” sides to an argument. What are they going to do — patrol and license various media personalities to make sure that what they are saying on the air, or in print fits a certain line — all dictated by them?
This is indeed what all “good socialists”, and “good little communists” do when they take power within a country. They go after the Freedom of Dissent, and the Freedom of Speech. Make no doubt about it, this is exactly what Obama and his fellow Democrats within the U.S. Congress are planning to do by first passing the “Fairness Doctrine” and specifically targetting popular radio personalities – first the Conservative ones, but then the “Leftie” ones that disagree with the “wing” of the party in charge as well. All information reaching the public will then be scrutinized by the Government, FIRST and our rights will then no longer be in the hands of the individual citizens. And THIS my fellow Americans means that they have then taken away the First Amendment of the Constitution. Step One… Accomplished…
[A Short History & Current Events Lesson: All of the “greats” within the Socialist/Communist world have started with this exact same step. One only needs to look at the world as it stands around us right now. Look at those leaders who are in power in the various boldly Socialist/Communist/Fascist governments currently in power (Venezuela (Chavez), Cuba (Castro), Russia (Putin & Medvedev – see here), Iran (Ahmadinejad & the Mullahtocracy), Syria (Assad & his Associates), China (The Chinese Communist Party), and look at those “great” dictators in history of the various Communist/Socialist/Fascist movements (Stalin (and other Russian leaders), Hitler, Mussolini, Mao Tse Tung, etc…). ]
Obama is a self-admitted Socialist (see thie YouTube Video – “2001 Obama Interview with WBEZ.FM”), and a friend and close associate of admitted and known Communist Revolutionaries, as well as other dictators (like his tribal relative back in Kenya – Raila Odingo), and various other criminals and those of questionable character in the radical “leftist” movement (not to mentione. (Back to Odinga for a moment… Obama’s friendship, and support was given to those who under Odinga’s leadership and tolerance were those Muslim terrorists and murderers who persecuted and killed Christians, and demanded blood for power within Kenya itself — and all of this he did by spending U.S. taxpayer’s money to physically campaign for Odinga during Kenya’s elections, as well as, according to some from within the campaign — with the knowledge of their plans for a violent outcome should Odinga lose said election (see this You Tube Video – “Barack Obama & Raila Odinga“).)
We must stop the plans for the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” or leave ourselves with one step accomplished in an effort to control the populace and transfer more power to the Federal Government. For more information on the Fairness Doctrine, please see the “keyword at the left”, or read this past posting on the “Liberty Rocks” blog: Democrats for Censorship ( or Freedom of Speech vs. the Fairness Doctrine).
2.) Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 [H.R. 45 — Sponsor Bobby Rush [D-IL]] – This bill is being offered for passage by the Demcorat Congress by Obama’s fellow Chicago politician and former Black Panther “Community Organizing” Leader Bobby Rush. This proposed law would make it possible for future politicians to utilize the system and effectively create a system whereby guns could easily be confiscated, and/or the licensed owners of guns tracked down. Always remember — at the end of the law is a gun pointing at you to somehow take you into custody at the hands of government agents, or other Law Enforcement Officers. Never view a piece of legislation as “good for us” if it violates the U.S. Constitution. If it is Unconstitutional it is not needed, nor is it wanted within the United States and those who value freedom and protection from an oppressive government.
Gun Control is a losing proposition for peacable people within every country it has been accomplished within. If you talk to some immigrants that have lived under oppressive rule who come to America, or if one could speak to victims of Gun Control (like the Jews that died in the Warsaw Ghetto) the one thing they would tell you is not to let yourself be disarmed as you then have no protection against a government that will always, eventually be run by someone who really does want to control you and use you, and in some cases even kill you if you dare disagree, or sometimes just because you exist.
This is why those that care about the U.S. Constitution and our Second Amendment guaranteeing us the right to bear arms for the protection of our rights guaranteed by said Constitution must stand against this bill. He has no co-sponsors as of yet, but that doesn’t mean much in a Congress that is seriously tipped in favor of one ideology over another — in this case we are dealing with Socialists and Communists. Just like silencing their critics, the other thing all dictatorial Governments with absolute power over the people do to keep big brother’s eyes upon them is to strip them of the means of self-defense. Again, as with the First Amendment, all of the “great” Socialist/Communist leaders need to exert control by excessive force upon the people to keep power. Obama’s Socialist government is no exception — here we see introduced H.R. 45 which pushes the door wide open for future abuse of over-reaching power in the Federal Government in opposition to the written Constitution.
Here’s the other thing that must always be mentioned about Gun Control Legislation – only those who would already obey the law are governed by them. What I’m trying to say is this: Do you really think a criminal bent on achieving their will by any means necessary is going to car what some stack of books says in the Capitol Building about what they are about to do? Obviously that answer is now — so why do you think the government should pass a law preventing others from protecting themselves, and their fellow citizens from harm. The police are only legally there “after the fact” and to apprehend and punish the abuser of the laws – not those affected by them, even though nowadays most police departments try to offer Victims of Crime and other Survivors a wide range of services.
We need to stand together to make sure that this bill never even gets close to a signature on Barack Obama’s desk as we know he would not veto it, but would definitely make it law. In the past Obama has already stated his desire to restrict the ownership and possession of firearms of all sorts – especially those needed to protect oneself from home invasion, or a criminal in a large urban area (where the risk to one’s life and personal property is far greater) and to precisely those who need them most. Bobby Rush lead the Chicago “chapter” of the Black Panther Terrorist Organization. They prayed on people’s fears and worries in exerting pressure over their fellow citizens. They were also the type that didn’t respect laws meant for “others” or to supposedly “keep them down”, and they supported, and were supported by Communists/Socialists as well. It will only mean more power for them if they don’t have to worry about an armed populace any longer — well, at least until the government cracks down on them as well.
We will look at this bill again in future posts, and I’ll try to keep everyone up-to-date on it as I’m able to as well as bring you more information regarding the Democrats’ plans for our country. It’s important we don’t let any of this legislation pass. It will be harder and harder as we experience the “change” that their “progressive” agenda will attempt to establish in their effort to gain pure and complete control and implement their version of Socialism/Communism within the U.S..
I’ve watched quite a few videos online at YouTube and other places since the campaigns started. Some poignant, some funny, most worth watching… It’s also a great diversion from reading once in a while – especially if it affords a laugh or two.
So, today I’d like to point you to a rather funny video by Hamnation. Many of you have probably already heard Obama’s quote telling us that we can’t continue to eat “as much as we want”, or drive our SUVs, or keep our thermostats at 72 degrees… Instead, Obama wants the government to get even more involved in your lives, and make those kinds of decisions for you (one wonders how he will enforce this)!
Indeed, if he could, he’d love to sit on your shoulder – waiting to point out everything you’re doing wrong, and what he thinks you should do instead. Better yet, he’ll involve the alphabet-soup government agencies to dictate to you the guidelines you should live by! [Incidentally, if you’re feeling a little worried about that, don’t worry… you are perfectly normal – it’s those people who consider this a GOOD idea that we should worry about!]
So without further ado, I bring you a link the latest installment of “Hamnation” on Townhall.com…