I don’t often do this, as in, send you to another site, but this is just too critical. It is especially important if you are currently supporting or are considering supporting Newt Gingrich. He is NOT the conservative he claims to be! He is not a Constitutionalist. Please click on the link below and listen to both clips in their entirety. Pass it on to anyone who supports Newt.
by: the Common Constitutionalist
“The Progressive Movement has profoundly changed America for the better.”
If you said it was the great conservative, Newt Gingrich, you’d be correct. I’m kidding about the whole great conservative thing.
Yet today, that dope, Rick Perry drops out of the race and follows Sarah Palin by endorsing Newt. Has the world turn completely upside down? Heck, even Rush Limbaugh calls Newt a conservative.
This is yet another example of why I repeat, Newt Gingrich is NOT a conservative. Newt Gingrich is a big government Progressive. He has stated, on several occasions, his favorite Presidents were progressives.
I have personally heard him give positive statements regarding them all. He didn’t describe them as progressives, but has called them out by name. Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson & FDR. The only one he left out was LBJ. What true conservative, with any reverence and understanding of the Constitution, could possibly think this; much less say it out loud. In my opinion, these 4 are not only, not good, but are the 4 worst presidents in history!
Then why would he do this? Why would he speak favorably of these gentlemen? That’s an easy question to answer. He knows, as do many of us, the general public has been taught next to nothing of our history. He throws these historical quips and quotes out during the debates. He sounds like the great historian & is never challenged due to the dearth of historical knowledge of the other candidates or the moderators.
On that note I would like to present one of the great men Newt has recently quoted & appears to have great respect for; President Andrew Jackson.
Many believe the Father of Progressivism was Theodore Roosevelt. In fact it was Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson came to prominence as the Founding Fathers died out and I believe the republic that they envisioned also died with Jackson. He could not have done what he did if they had been around.
Jackson believed in Manifest Destiny, which is kind of the perversion of Divine Providence. Divine Providence occurs when you live your life in a good and moral way, try your best and pull yourself up by the bootstraps, God will open doors for you. You know, “Good things happen to good people”.
Manifest Destiny is more of the, “Get out of my way. I’m on a mission from God”. It’s my way or the highway. Like all progressives, he knew better than the people.
Founding Fathers = Divine Providence, Progressives = Manifest Destiny. It’s no surprise Jackson was also the father of the democrat party.
Although he declared it, he wasn’t championing the working class or Ron Paul supporters. He claimed to be fighting for the “little man”. Sound familiar? In fact he just wanted to shut the bank down because he couldn’t control it. Jackson simply wanted to replace it with another bank completely controlled by him and his party. Progressives must control all things for the betterment of society. They arrest control by pretending to be the champions of the “Little Guy”.
Most Americans think the Civil War was fought solely about slavery. In fact Andrew Jackson started the ball rolling when he signed the Tariff of 1832 that taxed imported and exported goods. The North grew successfully
under this tariff. The tax was rough on the southerners. As Andrew Jackson continued to tax goods, southerners found it hard to sell their products to the English and suffered badly.. South Carolina firmly refused to pay the taxes and threatened to withdraw from the Union if the tariff was enforced. It was eventually rewritten, but the damage between the North & South had been done.
Like the progressives that would follow, he was also a flaming racist. He believed neither Indians nor blacks should own any property in the U.S. He particularly hated Indians.
We have all heard of the “Trail of Tears”. That was Andrew Jackson’s doing. He declared war on the Eastern Indian Tribes, signing the Indian Removal Act. There would be no tribes east of the Mississippi. Many Indians were massacred. Those he didn’t have killed, were driven west along; you guessed it,
“The Trail of Tears”. Many of the Indians died on the trail (roughly 25%), freezing to death.
His excuse for the atrocity was, “Well, we needed the land, so we took it”. Manifest Destiny.
Andrew Jackson was a BAD dude & Newt goes out of his way to speak highly of him.
This is the advertised “True Conservative”?
Don’t be fooled!
Republicans & Democrats alike, revere this guy. His faced is carved into a mountain in South Dakota. Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln & him?
Our current politicians claim their reverence for him. John McCain said he was his idol. Hillary Clinton likens herself to a turn of the last century progressive. That would be Teddy (maybe Wilson). Newt told Glenn Beck he liked what Roosevelt did.
Roosevelt was a big government, anti-business progressive. He believed in social justice, the establishment of the progressive income tax, death tax, farm aid, minimum wage, the Federal Reserve & social security. In short, the government control of our lives.
On taxes, Roosevelt said, “I believe in a graduated income tax on big fortunes, and in another tax which is far more easily collected and far more effective, a graduated inheritance tax on big fortunes, properly safeguarded against evasion, and increasing rapidly in amount with the size of the estate.”
Shortly after taking office he tried to take control of many large corporations via 40 anti-trust lawsuits. He trusted that only the government could control the “Free Market”. (GM, anyone?)
Now Obama has delivered his version of Roosevelt’s “New Nationalism” speech. I’m sure he is counting on no one knowing the original “New Nationalism” speech given by Old Teddy Bear in 1910. A pretty good bet considering the woeful ignorance of Americans regarding our own history. Real American history isn’t taught in our schools. The fact that progressives write the history books may have something to do with that.
With all this Newer, New Nationalism being thrown about, maybe we should examine the original speech given by Theodore Roosevelt.
From what I can derive, the progressives of yesteryear differed from todays in one way. They didn’t appear to loathe the military. Other than that, they had the same hatred of the wealthy & business. They are identical in their want of total government control & regulation.
“…control necessaries of life, such as meat, oil, and coal, or which deal in them on an important scale. I have no doubt that the ordinary man who has control of them is much like ourselves. I have no doubt he would like to do well, but I want to have enough supervision to help him realize the desire to do well.” EC: Just enough government there to guard against any possible shortcoming of mankind. We wouldn’t want him to screw up and become wealthy or anything.
“It is necessary that laws be passed to prohibit the use of corporate funds directly or indirectly for political purposes; it is still more necessary that such laws be thoroughly enforced.” EC: In other words, corporations should have no voice in being governed. Shut up & take it. Sounds fair. Business = Bad, Government = Good.
“The citizens of the United States must effectively control the mighty commercial forces which they themselves have called into being.” EC: Does this sound like the recent rant of the present day socialist, Elizabeth Warren, currently running for senate in Massachusetts? No one or no company has made it on it’s own? They must be regulated & must give back to all of us.
“We grudge no man a fortune which represents his own power and sagacity, when exercised with entire regard to the welfare of his fellows.” EC: You can make money, only if we deem it is for the betterment of all.
“No man should receive a dollar unless that dollar has been fairly earned –not gambling in stocks, but service rendered.” EC: Anyone who has made money in the market, has an IRA or 401K, give it all back. You stole it.
“Now, the great special business interests too often control and corrupt the men and methods of government for their own profit. We must drive the special interests out of politics.” Does this sound at all familiar? John McCain could have written it, my friends!
There is a lot more, but I think we all get the gist. Progressives of today, like their predecessors, hate the rich (despite most of the government overlords being rich), hate business, love government & love the collective,
as long as they are in control of the collective. Sounds like the Borg. A little Star Trek lingo there.
by: the Common Constitutionalist
There is a list of ten statements beginning with “You cannot …” that are popularly attributed to Honest Abe Lincoln.
The 10 “Cannots” are simple in their brilliance.
However, Lincoln didn’t write them. They were authored in 1916 by the Rev. William J. H. Boetcker, a Presbyterian clergyman and pamphlet writer.
In 1942 the Committee for Constitutional Government, a lobby backed by the newspaper publisher Frank Gannett, distributed hundreds of thousands of copies of a leaflet with an authentic Lincoln quote on one side entitled, “Lincoln on Limitations.” On the reverse was a list of Boetcker’s maxims, properly attributed in a footnote.
Somehow, Boetker’s words came to be ascribed to Lincoln. In 1949 an Ohio congresswoman, Frances P. Bolton, read them as Lincoln’s into the Congressional Record. Look magazine reprinted them with the suggestion that “Its about time for the country to remember.”
Attempting to correct the record, Rep. Stephen M. Young inserted into the Congressional Record, in 1950, an article from Harper’s magazine, written by a Lincoln scholar, Albert A. Wolman, listing most of the ”Ten Cannots” and other material falsely attributed to Lincoln.
The 10 Cannots:
1)You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
2)You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
3)You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
6)You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
7)You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
8)You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
9)You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence.
10)You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
Maybe this should be the new “Contract with America”?
Could you imagine this speech to this group even 10 or 15 years ago? Open for all to see & hear & no one cares who sees or hears? How far we have sunk in such a short time.
At an awards ceremony of the Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America, Michigan democrat representative John Conyers says, “This system, this capitalist system, is broken and may be nearly unrepairable, because the regulatory forces in the government are not willing to step to the plate.” He claims there aren’t any regulations on the brokers, banks & such because the regulators don’t know what they’re doing. He continues to explain to the group that the Occupy events are just like the early days of the civil rights struggle. He neglects to mention that they in the sixties were struggling almost exclusively against southern democrats, but I digress. Conyers claims, “We’re helping make America the democracy that it has yet to become. This is going to be the most important 12 months in American history in the 21st century.” Scary as that sounds, it may just be John.
Observation: Ever notice what the vocation of almost all these lefties is? Lawyers or law professors. Have anyone of these people ever been involved in a real business, ever made anything? Have they ever really dealt with the real world?
Back to Conyers. Come on John. There is not enough government regulation & oversight? Honestly? Who thinks that?Yes, that is what our government is known for, hands off policy. And saying that they want a democracy is admitting they don’t really understand what it is, or do know & that is worse. I think it is the latter. Those writing the rules and crafting the regulations know exactly what they’re doing.
The founders were quite clear of their feelings toward democracy. It’s mob rule.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. I like that one. Some have attributed it to Ben Franklin, but I can’t confirm.
Alexander Hamilton, “It had been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience had proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity.”
James Madison: “Democracy was the right of the people to choose their own tyrant
John Adams: “Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
James Madison: “Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death.”
Karl Marx: “Democracy is the road to socialism.”
In the long run throughout history you will find socialism is a myth. It is simply a bridge to some other form of rule. Socialism will eventually morph into communism or fascism.
According to Conyers & his ilk, this is indeed what they want. They hope to be the chosen tyrants.
Attribution: New Zeal
The following is a video from Saturday, Oct. 29, showing the peaceful protestors of Occupy Denver just minding their own business. I think I can hear them singing Kumbaya in the background.
All the sudden the jack-booted thugs (police) move in. Someone with a loudspeaker is dropping “F” bombs as freely as a conservative throwing styrofoam out his car window. Must have been an infiltrator from the 1%.
This is the caption from the original Video, “Frank Roper was showing his massive bruise to arriving cops and his foot was ran over by a cop on a motorcycle. He pushed the motorcycle and the cop got off the bike, chased him down and Frank Roper was then arrested.”
Yes, that’s exactly what happened! Frank Roper didn’t intentionally block the policeman’s path. Then Frank Roper didn’t push the motorcycle over. He just gave it a little tap-a-roo.
As we can see, these “unplanned” events are starting to become more out of control. It’s almost as if they were planned to go this way. Could we have another Kent State on our hands soon?
How about some historical perspective.
We all remember the incident at Kent State University in 1970. If not, it is where 4 students were shot dead & many others wounded by National Guard troops. The guard was called in to try to restore order during large on-campus demonstrations against the Vietnam War.
All major media accounts reported it as the National Guard thugs simply opened up on the poor innocent student body who were conducting peaceful & spontaneously organized protests. Heck, a hit song was even written about it. “Ohio”, by CSNY.
Well, it wasn’t quite like that at all. Here’s some interesting background leading up to that fateful day in 1970.
In the fall of 1968, Kent State was treated to two appearances by Mark Rudd, the S.D.S. (Students for a Democratic Society) leader who led the seizure, with aid of the Black Panthers, of campus buildings earlier that year at Columbia University in New York. Another frequent visitor was Bernardine Dohrn, an S.D.S. official who called herself a “revolutionary Communist” & reportedly told the students: “They’ve shot blacks in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and they’re certainly going to shoot whites here.”
Just a quick tip. Anytime you see, “Anyone for a Democratic anything”, you know they’re communists. Terrorist Bernardine Dohrn, wife of terrorist Bill Ayers & friends of Obama. You mean that Berardine Dohrn? Yep. Small world isn’t it?
Back to history.
In early 1969, S.D.S. distributed copies of the Organizers’ Manual For The Spring Offensive, which explained: “During the course of the struggle it will probably be necessary and helpful to carry out a series of escalating ‘mini’ actions to help build consciousness and dramatize the issue. Beginning with guerrilla theater actions in dorms we can escalate to disrupting classes, street marches, quick assaults on buildings, etc., before moving to the major confrontation of the struggle.” So the purpose of all this agitation at Kent State was to recruit as much cannon fodder as possible, and then to provoke a “major confrontation.” When it came, and it did, it would be neither accidental nor spontaneous. It would be exactly what the revolutionaries wanted.
In April, 1969, a full year before the “massacre”, the S.D.S distributed a pamphlet, which began with a quotation from Mao Tse-tung and the following warning: “The war is on at Kent State University ….”.
Just as today, one might wonder where these people got the money to do all this? The answer is the same as today, most likely. Back then the Illinois Crime Investigating Commission, which investigated S.D.S., reported that one large tax-exempt foundation directly supplied the revolutionaries with cash. Things that make ya go hummm.
A Kent State student named Ken Tennant is quoted saying, “With me it goes back to the music festival they held at Fred Fuller Park in September, 1969. Four Weathermen (Bill Ayers) came down from Chicago, with an insignia on their bib overalls. They were selling their organization newspaper, and I said, ‘I’ll buy a copy if you’ll tell me what your outfit stands for.’ They said, ‘We’re going to destroy this corrupt American society and build a better.’ I asked how, and they explained, “We’ve decided to close down schools all over the nation. We’re going to start in Chicago. But we have our eye on Kent State, too. It could be ripe.”
A couple of other choice quotes as follows: February 27, 1969, S.D.S. hustler Joyce Cecora told an audience that “if the university does not stop politically repressing S.D.S., they would burn and level the campus.”
In April of 1970 at Kent State, Communist Jerry Rubin said, “The first part of the Yippie program is to kill your parents. And I mean that quite literally, because until you’re prepared to kill your parents, you’re not ready to change this country. Our parents are our first oppressors.”
I’m not saying that history will definitely repeat, but it is starting to look that way. As it was 40 years ago, that is what they want. Society must collapse before it can be rebuilt.
With the temperature dropping, the “Occupy Patriots” are stockpiling donated coats, blankets and scarves, trying to secure cots and military-grade tents, and getting survival tips from the homeless people who have joined their encampments.
“Everyone’s been calling it our Valley Forge moment,” said Michael McCarthy, a former Navy medic in Providence. “Everybody thought that George Washington couldn’t possibly survive in the Northeast.” Being that this guy was ex-Navy, I was going to cut him him some slack, but I can’t let this stand.
Really. Your Valley Forge moment? A bigger insult to real patriots, I haven’t heard.
The following is an exerpt of a letter from George Washington at Valley Forge to N.Y. Governor George Clinton in February, 1778; “For some days past, there has been little less, than a famine in camp. A part of the army has been a week, without any kind of flesh, and the rest for three or four days. Naked and starving as they are, we cannot enough admire the incomparable patience and fidelity of the soldiery.”
General Washington further wrote, “To see the men without clothes to cover their nakedness, without blankets to lie upon, without shoes…without a house or hut to cover them until those could be built, and submitting without a murmur, is a proof of patience and obedience which, in my opinion, can scarcely be paralleled.”
These warriors survived by eating “firecake” (a tasteless mixture of flour and water) day after day. Often, not even that. In some cases they were forced to forage in the woods around camp.
The Continental Army encamped at Valley Forge in the fall of 1777 with about 12,000 men in its ranks. Death from things like typhus, typhoid, dysentery, and pneumonia claimed about a quarter of them before spring arrived from . That’s about 3,000 soldiers!
Meanwhile the “Occupy Patriots” are dining like kings!
Here is an example of an Occupy Wall Street menu:
Salmon cakes with dill sauce
Tomato salad with fennel and red onion
Roasted beet and sheep’s milk-cheese salad
Wild heirloom potatoes
Do what you wish. March, protest, bitch & moan of what you know nothing about. Don’t, however, denigrate the memory of real heroes by equating your cushy little gatherings with what was endured at Valley Forge.
Most of you are snivelling pampered hippies who are too stupid to realize you are being used by some very evil people.
The following video may seem a little farfetched, but wasn’t it a lot more so a few years ago. I ask that you watch the entire video & then decide if history is repeating itself.
We are in the Crisis stage right now. Just look all the “Occupy” various city events deliberately disrupting things. These demonstrations will continue to escalate in their intensity & violence. Not by accident, I might add.
This video is decades old. How could this man have predicted the events of today? Simple. History is repeating itself, and as in the past, the throngs of useful idiots don’t know history. They think this is something new and wonderful. A populus uprising. It isn’t. It has been planned & orchestrated by some very bad people from the start. They are the ones that know history. They know the playbook & they’re not going to take no for an answer this time.
As an aside, the Communist Chinese have just come out in support of the “Occupy” movement. That should be a RED flag. Pardon the pun.
Socialists, communists & communist sympathizers have started coming out of the closet they’ve been hiding in since the fall of the Soviet Union. They believe this is their time. They have been educating our youth with soft indoctrination for decades, waiting for this moment in history.
They have every advantage, being that American society is virtually paralyzed with political correctness. Our leaders will allow this to play out, either because they agree with it or are too cowardly to speak out against it.
Finally, unlike the people who put this video together, I don’t believe this is Obama’s endgame. I think he too is a useful idiot & will be disposed of, as will many other angry academics, once his job is complete. Or he may stay on as the good puppet I believe he is currently.
I pray to God I’m wrong about this whole thing. If I’m not, it’s going to get really ugly. Just prepare for the worst.