Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Socialism at work

4-28 Below is part of an article I gleaned from The Plain Dealer, specifically an article written by Harold Meyerson. Perhaps you've heard the results of Rassmussen's new poll, but in case you haven't, here it is in Meyerson's words.

37%: Percentage of Americans under the age of 30 who prefer capitalism.

33%: Percentage of Americans under the age of 30 who prefer socialism.

30%: Percentage of Americans under the age of 30 who are undecided.

53%: Percentage of all Americans who prefer capitalism.

20%: Percentage of all Americans who prefer socialism.

27%: Percentage of all Americans who are undecided.

Harold Meyerson concludes that young Americans have rejected Wall Street and capitalism for what he calls "social capitalism." He doesn't even think socialism exists anymore! He says, "The end of Soviet communism has meant that the United States no longer has a major adversary that professes to be socialist."

I interpret the results above differently. I think it indicates a huge failure of our educational system to teach children what capitalism, democracy, and socialism really are! In fact, Meyerson seems confused as to what capitalism is. He also twists the chaos on Wall Street to mean that capitalism has failed. The government got involved in Wall Street and that's what caused the mess we're in! Obama's socialism caused our current dilemma, not capitalism!

I apologize for all the exclamation points, but I can't yell the truth loud enough. The fact that 30% of people under 30 don't know whether they prefer capitalism or socialism tells me that they don't know what these systems really do.

In a poll I heard about today, 23% of people like what President Obama is doing with the auto industry. His approval rating, however, is at 69%. People see socialism at work and don't like it, but they can't seem to connect the dots to the one(s) responsible!

As another example, this poll states that 53% of Americans prefer capitalism and only 20% prefer socialism, yet Obama won the election. If Obama had been defined as a socialist and McCain as a capitalist (although that's a stretch in McCain's case), McCain should have easily won the election.

Nationalizing the banks, nationalizing the auto industry, and nationalizing the health care industry are all signs of socialism. The America we know, land of the free and the brave, is quickly becoming the land of the enslaved and the fearful.

I'm just secretly hoping that the Swine Flu wipes out most of Congress with the resulting possibility of getting some sanity back into our government. If we wait until the next election, we may not have the chance to vote for sanity.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Tea Parties for everyone!

4-17-09 Wednesday was Tax Day, and this is the first time in my memory that Americans openly protested tax rates and government spending on April 15. Despite what the liberal mainstream media says, these Tea Parties were not orchestrated by the RNC, nor were they gatherings of only Republicans. I saw reports of these parties and saw signs that indicated independents were there, too. For example, a huge sign behind Glenn Beck on Fox News said, "Ron Paul for President in 2012."

I also saw that anger was one of the motivating factors behind the Tea Parties, but the people I saw at various rallies were not hostile. Rather, they cheered, they smiled, they laughed, and they celebrated the common cause that brought them together: freedom.

Under President Obama, many Americans are fully aware of his socialistic intentions and they don't want that for America. It's not about Democrat or Republican or Independent anymore--it's about preserving our way of life and our freedoms!

In The Cleveland Plain Dealer, two numbskull reporters wrote, "Though the rally was hyped as a nonpartisan event, some speakers and those in the audience talked about gun rights, bringing God back into public education and being pro-life." Excuse me, but when did either political party hold sole custody of any of these issues?

Are there no pro-life Democrats?

Are there no Democrats in the U.S. who believe in God and want some sanity and fairness brought back into the public schools regarding religion?

Are there no Democrats who own guns and think that some politicians go overboard when it comes to gun legislation?

And the same could be asked about Independents. This is why I started my blog. I am so frustrated at how the media twists our beliefs and how liberals in government try to separate people into groups that war against each other that I could scream!


I don't feel much better, but I am encouraged by seeing the tremendous turnout around the country for the Tea Parties. And this is not the end of them! More are promised throughout the summer. I am encouraged because I see decent Americans standing up and saying, "This is enough! You've gone too far!" Only when we make our voices heard do politicians hesitate in their agendas.

Remember what happened after the Boston Tea Party--the Revolutionary War began. We are at war in this country against elitist ideals that indicate some can dictate how all need to act. We are at war against a government (Democrats and Republicans) that feels it can use our money any way it wants to and not be held accountable. Most importantly, we are at war against government officials (again from both camps) who do not feel they have to abide by the Constitution or the ideals that have caused this country to prosper for more than 200 years.

Therefore, I am encouraged by the Tea Parties and hope that politicians start recognizing the desires of the people and actually listen to the people who elected them. If they don't, there is a groundswell of anger across the country that could mean some BIG changes in government in the future.

(In case you weren't aware, T.E.A. stands for Taxed Enough Already.)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Censorship at the Times

4-2 Welcome! I appreciate the warm comments from friends and family in response to my blog.

I will write more later about Mike Huckabee because I finished his book recently, Do the Right Thing. It's an excellent book written not just to conservative Republicans but to people who are concerned about the culture of our nation and what to do about it. Like I said, I will address that more at a later time. In the meantime, I would appreciate comments from anyone who has read the book. (And if you haven't, try to find it. It's worth reading.)

Changing subjects, I saw from Monday's Philadelphia paper (The Bulletin) that Obama has been finally linked with ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). Stephanie Strom, reporter for The New York Times, had been writing articles based on information given her by someone inside ACORN. However, when it was told to Ms. Strom that Obama's campaign had sent its maxed out donor list to ACORN's Washington office, her The Times stopped reporting on ACORN's efforts. Why?

Ms. Strom said, "it would have been a game changer."

So the New York Times is influencing what we read and learn? Isn't that censorship? I thought liberals hated censorship! Well, the truth is that the Times and the rest of the liberal media wanted Obama elected (even over liberal Hillary Clinton) and did everything possible to get him elected. This is further proof that if you read the liberal media (or listen to them), you will not get the whole truth--most likely not even half of the truth.