Thank you Michele. And thank you to the over 4,000 patriots who showed up in our name in Washingtion DC today.
“Until you’ve lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was.” – Margaret Mitchell
As former governor Sarah Palin continues her full throttle 2010 speaking tour across the depth and breadth of America’s heartland, her campaign for the presidency could be viewed as underway. In appearances from Florida to Montana, she is not only honing her policy statements but in the process earning respect from her political peers. The latest support coming from Karl Rove:
“Former George W. Bush political adviser Karl Rove said Sunday that the political winds will change a bit, but that 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, should get ready now, if she is planning for president to run in 2012. ”
One wonders, have the winds of political change picked up for out of the mainstream candidates like Governor Palin? The Massachusetts voters seemed to think so in electing Scott Brown their Republican Senator, filling the seat of an incumbent that had been in Washington DC his entire political career. As the number of voters disenchanted with the progressive Democratic regime and it’s spend thrift ways grows, and with each attempt to force legislation that Americans don’t want, the winds of change will indeed blow very hard.
“On the fate of the tea party movement, Rove said that a deep-pocketed figure like Ross Perot would be necessary to make the party a real threat in 2012. But the movement has energized the left, right and independents to focus on government spending. ”
On that remark I disagree. The deep pockets of the RNC, not a third-party candidate will overcome the current mess in Washington. This is why it is SO IMPORTANT that the GOP further hardens its constitutional stance and quits backing weak candidates nominated by local committee members casting votes for future political favors. America does not want the Coakley’s nor the Scozzafava’s — America is looking to the Rubio’s, the Brown’s, and the Palin’s as leaders. Are you listening Michael?
Hey Myrtle! — grab the PDS spray will yah? The lefties are at it, again!
According to a tweet going around Leftist bloggers think recycling includes hashing up the same old, tiresome lies: that during her tenure as governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin tried to cut off benefits to the Alaska Territorial Guard (ATG). Nothing could be further from the truth. Attached is a copy of a letter from her office dated March 2009 asking the DOD to extend benefits until the DOD and Congress could rule on the matter.
Governor Palin is and has always been a staunch supporter of the military, especially veterans. You know, the men and women in uniform out there slogging through the dust and the mud, doing the dying, keeping us safe here back at home — while another anonymous blogger sits on their butt and publishes yet another lie about someone on the Internet?
Hey anonymous lefty bloggers — STOP MAKING THINGS UP! Libel laws are alive and well. And despite attempts to discredit Governor Palin, her supporters and the law are NOT going away. Psshhhtt!
Tags: KPAX, Missoula, Montana, Palin, Teen Challenge
Teen Challenge is a faith-based recovery services organization that helps teenagers deal with life’s problems through Christian values. The event, called “Take a stand for God, Country and Family”, according to Mark Holyoak from Channel 8 KPAX, is “tentatively scheduled for Sunday, September 12th is at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula. Tickets go on sale later this week at the Garden of Read’n bookstore and Teen Challenge. Only 16-hundred tickets are available and 200 of them are already sold.”
We think Governor Palin has all the right moves going into 2010, particularly in her speaking engagements that support faith-based community initiatives. Teen Challenge has been around since 1958 and “has had an 86% success rate nationally for many years”, according to their website. Although it may gag some progressives that Christianity actually has a positive side, without faith in something we are left to ourselves in this crazy world. Faith, however small, can lead to big changes in one’s life.
Apparently, the media rules for reporting on the Palin’s (throw out the wild supposition first, stick to tepid fact checking, ignore the obvious) fell to Fox News this morning. (We think these same rules are equally applied by CNN, ABC, MSNBC, and CBS on their under-reporting on the illegal activities of ACORN, manufactured global warming data, bribery and undue influence for votes by the Obama administration, etc., etc., etc., but I digress.)
And so in exasperated response to this morning’s story from Fox News that had some of her staunchest supporters ready to tear a hole in the Palinsphere, the honorable Tammy Bruce has proclaimed “Bruce’s Rule.” The only caveat we need these days in response to ‘huh?’, for Palin stories: 1) wait, and 2) wait a little more. That way the real reporters, that is, the citizen media, including bloggers like Conservatives 4 Palin, Tammy Bruce, Hillbuzz, Team Sarah, and all the other blogger/journalists out doing the real work will have time to verify the facts.
“Look, there has not been one ridiculous story/rumor/gossip about Palin and her family, starting with the 2008 campaign, that hasn’t been found false. So here’s the New Rule–if you hear something that sounds stupid, or ridiculous or makes it sound like Sarah Palin has somehow lost her mind, that’s your cue that it’s a false story, engineered to make it sound like, uh, Palin has lost her mind.” – Tammy Bruce
“…At a time when Americans are losing their allegiance to political parties for the sake of parties, we’re focusing more and more on ideas and ideals.”, Erick Erickson stated. This is exactly what Sarah Palin has said time and again: to pledge our allegiance not to the cult of personalities, but to ideas. Palin herself has refrained from presenting herself as the leader of the Tea Party.
To move forward we need to focus not only on ideas but we need also be in learning mode. How long has it been since we have paid attention to our civic duty, voting and jury duty aside? To paraphrase Erickson, ‘It is not enough to stand on the sideline, it is not enough to protest. We each of us, must invest our time in learning how to implement freedom and liberty on the ground in our own communities.‘ As the alarm coming from America’s heartland breeches “red alert”, it is fast becoming our civic duty to respond to the ever-increasing, ever encroaching socialist agenda being driven down our throats from Washington DC.
We as conservatives, moderates, independents — anyone who takes umbrage with the Washington agenda that is a threat to our freedom — can successfully train and work together to retake our communities and lead them forward with principles of limited government, individual freedom and the free market. This won’t happen by itself. As important as the brownie and the scouting and all the other over scheduled places we need to be, at this moment of our lives we need to put time aside for becoming actively involved in the process of reclaiming our communities, our schools and our government.
American Majority is gearing up with training dates and locations where you may register for an event in your region. These training events are beginning or in the planning stages across America. If you have any questions about the training offered, the organizations behind the events, or other questions please contact the American Majority team.
The ground wave rolling forth across this great land that began as the Tea Parties of 2009 has moved onto the next stage. It may seem as if the tea parties movement has withered and dispersed but no, we are now going about the business of learning how to effectively regain our beloved America. We are now at the place on the tarmac where we team up, collaborate, and work together to win the race.
Tags: Barbara Boxer, Clowns, Congressman, Government, Harry Reid, Henry Waxman, Joe Biden, Liberal, Politics, Senators
I came across this video somewhere, out there in the vastness of the blogosphere, encapsulating in several snippets the absurdity of what passes for officialdom in Washington DC these days. Vote these clowns out or suffer the continual crisis of consequences these imposeurs seek to design on us:
Tags: Joe Wurzelbacher, John McCain, Sarah Palin
Today, on Big Government, Joe ‘the Plumber” Wurzelbacher retraced a few remarks he had made that were eagerly picked up by the media, and clarified some of the dissing he had handed out to John McCain and Sarah Palin:
“For those who missed it, I questioned whether Sarah Palin should have supported John McCain in his Arizona Senate race. I said it because I can’t help but think that this honest-to- goodness, true blue American hero has been changed by Washington, D.C. and not for the better. I said that instead of him “making me,” as a reporter asserted, he “ruined my life.” Truthfully I wish I hadn’t said that last part or at least had the chance to fully explain it because it’s not at all the “rest of the story.”
So let me set the record straight: I broke Ronald Reagan’s “11th commandment” not to criticize fellow conservatives in public and the liberal mainstream media has had a field day with it. I regret that. I wish I had said it to his face and privately. I do honestly believe that John McCain’s service to our country as a courageous naval aviator and POW rightfully earned him nothing but respect. He has represented the epitome of honor, duty and unimaginable sacrifice. And for the record, he didn’t ruin my life. He and Barrack Obama sent me down a far different path than the one I was happily on–a new path that made me famous, notorious, sought after and vilified. I have learned that all those good and bad things happen when you are thrust into the public eye. Like almost anyone else, I have loved the good and hated the bad.
Also for the record, I like Sarah Palin because although she has served as an elected official as Governor of Alaska, she still acts and speaks like any real person you meet who is worried about the country, the kids and our future. It has always seemed to me that she has a lot of good things to add to our national discussion and that her value does not have to come down to–as the liberal media has tried–whether she should be our next President. Is that the new test of a person’s worth and whether they can add important views on patriotism, faith and family and the role of the citizen? She might make a very good President but that is not the test of her worth. That false test, the subject of various recent polls, is designed by the elitists who have almost ruined our country to chase people off what they believe is their territory.” […]
Thank you, Joe. For a moment there I thought we’d lost your much needed voice of grassroots, tell-it-like-it-is patriotism in America.
Tags: fair trade, less welfare, limit spending, limited government, lower taxes, market pricing, private property, reduce regulation, strong defense, strong dollar
If you will be free and prosperous, follow these Ten Commandments For Prosperity in the letter and spirit, do not look to the left nor to the right, consult not thine emotions or thy media, nor be persuaded to adopt the ways of those who have failed to produce prosperity with freedom for ALL who practice those ways.
- 1. Thou Shalt Have Low Tax Rates.
High taxes are not good for anybody, neither those who are taxed, nor those who think they will benefit from those taxes, because they take wealth and resources, which is power, and they concentrate them into the hands of those who are taking the taxes, which ultimately makes those people more wealthy and powerful, reduces the wealth of those who have earned it, and has no positive effect on those who are lacking or who are poor. —When I sign this bill into law, America will have the lowest marginal tax rates and the most modern tax code among major industrialized nations, one that encourages risk-taking, innovation, and that old American spirit of enterprise. We’ll be refueling the American growth economy with the kind of incentives that helped create record new businesses and nearly 11.7 million jobs in just 46 months. Remarks on Signing the Tax Reform Act of 1986, October 22, 1986
- 2. Thou Shalt Have A Strong Dollar.
Inflation is almost entirely a product of the printing press, the more money the government prints, and the weaker the value of each individual dollar, the less each dollar buys for Americans, it is only by pursuing a strong dollar that is stable and that is not at the whim of a few individuals who can decide, almost without constraint, what interest rates should be or how many dollars to put into circulation, that we can protect ourselves from fiscal ruin. — A strong dollar is one of our greatest weapons against inflation.Conservative Political Action Conference March 2, 1984
- 3. Thou Shalt Have Free Trade.
Free Trade IS FAIR TRADE, where both sides agree to open, fair, and competitive trade allowing the markets to determine the value of goods, promoting connections between nations and cultures, and spreading the principles of freedom in the economic realm even where political freedom is lacking. For Trade to be Free, it must of course be fair, but for wealth to increase for ALL trade must be free! — Our trade policy rests firmly on the foundation of free and open markets. I recognize…the inescapable conclusion that all of history has taught: The freer the flow of world trade, the stronger the tides of human progress and peace among nations. Remarks at a White House Meeting With Business and Trade Leaders September 23, 1985
- 4. Thou Shalt Not Over-Regulate the People.
Whatever good you think a “regulation” will do, ALL regulation transfers the decision-making authority away from the individual, the community, private entities, and the individual states to the entity that is making the regulation. If you think you can “regulate” away all problems and all risks, or use regulation to make things “fair” or “just”, you are mistaken- you will only end up increase the power of a few over the many and the result will be gigantism without any of the benefits the regulation was meant to deliver. — The economic realities of the marketplace have done more to bring down the price of oil than all those years of frenetic government regulating. Presidential Radio Address – 26 February 1983
- 5. Thou Shalt Have Only A Limited Government.
The notion that you can justify giving something like 30% of ALL wealth that the People produce, over 30% of the LAND in this nation, and almost 50% or so of ALL decision-making powers to 9 supreme court justices, a president, and 535 legislators without seeing serious abuses of power at the expense of the rights, the property, and the welfare of the People is a Utopian fantasy. Those who pursue gigantism in government can use whatever high-sounding terminology they LIKE, but in the end, they are either foolishly ignorant of how dangerous giving such powers to a FEW people is OR they actually WANT that power. – It is no coincidence that our present troubles parallel and are proportionate to the intervention and intrusion in our lives that result from unnecessary and excessive growth of government. Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981
- 6. Thou Shalt Limit Government Spending.
Every dime spent by government IS A TAX on the People, and in the end, that tax is going to be paid one way or another. For every dollar spent by government, there are fewer dollars available to YOU: only economic activity produces wealth, government spending reduces the amount of available wealth and reduces the overall wealth of the People! – We’ve tried spending our way to prosperity for more than four decades and it hasn’t worked. Radio Address, October 18, 1977
- 7. Thou Shalt Have Market Pricing.
It is true that there must always be restraint in favor of ethics, fairness, and even the common good, but the best judge of what should be produced and how much it should cost must be the People, as individuals who invest, who own businesses, who work, who sell, and who buy good and services. When this basic freedom is removed it delivers only inefficiency, more gigantism, and nothing good for the People, be they well off or poor or in between. – Why don’t we impose wage and price controls? Because they don’t work and never have…They distort the natural market forces, create shortages and end up with black markets supplying the people’s needs at bootleg prices. Letter to Captain Wayne Speigel, 1975
- 8. Thou Shalt Have Privatization.
The “middling sort”, as Benjamin Franklin described himself and his friends, the artisans, shop keepers, and entrepreneurs who started with nothing, gave MUCH, and produced wealth for themselves and MANY OTHERS around them, were the “agents of transformation” in 1776 and they have always been the “prime mover” of our nation. The only groups who ever benefit from nationalization of any kind and by ANY name, are the people who get rich off government favors and the people who run the government- nobody else, which includes over 95% of the population, benefits. — Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States. May 1988 Speech at Moscow University
- 9. Thou Shalt Have A Strong Defense.
Regardless of the myth-makers on your TV and in your newspapers, the Cold War was won because the United States of America was STRONG and the Soviets could not keep up with our advances in technology nor in raw capabilities, or firepower. It was the people manning SOSUS who tracked Soviet subs, the people who funded and manned all those “non-wars”, and the men and women of the US Military who proved to be too great an obstacle to Soviet ambitions who ended the Cold War, and those of us who were THERE will always be proud of this and will not simply let those who all the while told us we would fail try to take away from this glorious result of the Reagan revolution! — Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong. Republican National Convention, August 23, 1984
- 10. Thou Shalt Reform Welfare.
We could even refer to this commandment as “Thou Shalt Not Promote Dependency”. Why does the Bible itself say that those who do not work should not eat? Meeting our own needs, being independent of others, being self-reliant is not just a way to live well, it is an experience that is in and of itself enjoyable and fulfilling like few other experiences. Simply handing people money, after the government keeps its share to feed itself and line its pockets, is a terrible way to treat people and it tells them “we don’t think you have what it takes to even survive on your own.” — I’m talking about real and lasting emancipation, because the success of welfare should be judged by how many of its recipients become independent of welfare. State of the Union Address, February 4, 1986
Tags: Biden, Joe the Plumber, Joe Wurzelbacher, stupid government
It was kind of hard to stop laughing when I read that Joe Biden is leading a Task Force to study what’s on the mind of middle class Americans. Give me a break.
It would be funny if it were not so sad that those in Washington need a special commission to figure out what America thinks. How can we be represented in the first place if the people we hired to carry our hopes and fears are so clueless?
Here’s my suggestion Mr. Biden—take a trip to any town or city and sit down for an early breakfast in a coffee shop. Stop talking long enough to listen. Try a barber or beauty shop for the same lesson. Have a beer in a tavern. The key here, Mr. Biden—and all you folks from Washington, D.C. who have become so frightened that people are expressing their independent will at the polls—is to stop pontificating long enough to actually hear what we are saying.”
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