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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Administration struggles to explain false story on embassy attack

Now that it has been demonstrated that the attacks on U.S. embassies in Libya and Egypt were coordinated acts of terrorism with an al-Qaeda connection, the Obama administration has now launched into full damage control mode as it attempts to explain the false narrative it issued early on concerning the attacks.

The orchestrated effort at damage control was evident Friday.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Media outlets say NYC transit to restrict free speech

In spite of a court order that allows the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) to place ads in subways and buses in New York City, the NYC transit authority has now passed new rules that some media outlets say will allow it to restrict free speech by banning ads that "could incite or provoke violence."

The AFDI had placed a series of ads in support of Israel and condemning Muslim extremism known as "the jihad." But it had to get a court order to do so. The court ruled that under current policies the transit authority did not have a legal right to prevent AFDI from placing the ads.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.

Musings After Midnight--The Proverbial Line in the Sand and Contingency Plans, or, Thinking the Unthinkable

Good evening, friends. Time for one of our heart to heart late night chats.

Let's get right down to it, shall we?

I don't mean to sound negative here, but in order for any rational, thinking human being to be prepared for what life brings, we must be realistic about possible eventualities, even those about which we had just as soon not think...such as, what if Obama wins in November?

I want you to consider, honestly and candidly, what such a prospect might hold for you, your family and friends, and for the country.

To put it bluntly without exaggeration or embellishment, such a scenario would be the absolute worst thing imaginable for the future of this nation as a free society. The only thing that could make it worse would be another Democrat controlled Senate, which would continue to enable him to do his dirty work unabated and to continue to dismantle this Constitutional Republic nearly without any serious opposition.

The question that we all face in the event of such an unmitigated political catastrophe is, what will we, the patriotic citizens who actually believe in that antiquated notion that the Constitution is the final rule of law in the land, do about such an unacceptable occurrence? Remember that tyranny by majority vote is still tyranny. The rise of the Nazis to power in Germany in the 1930s is ample evidence. All of it was done "democratically" with a duly elected government "by the people." Yet it was tyranny.

This is precisely why our Founders avoided describing our system of government as a "democracy." In their view, a democracy, or "majority rule," is one of the most dangerous things in the world. Without restrictions on the power of government, and without certain restrictions on what the majority can do with a plurality of the vote, democracy can by a simple majority vote strip citizens of every natural right affirmed by the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Thus, our system of government is accurately described as a "Constitutional Republic" that utilizes representative democracy. The electorate chooses representatives who then vote on issues. That Republic also places restrictions on the electorate and the government so that the natural, innate, God-given rights of the MINORITY are protected from the will of the majority.

This concept is central to human freedom. If human beings are to be free, then their freedoms must be protected from a majority vote, as well as from the rule of dictators, tyrants, kings, or collectivists.

But what if the people in a Constitutional Republic vote themselves into tyranny by majority vote, such as electing a person who is known to be an opponent of the very principles our form of government identifies as essential?

Most of the Framers of the U.S. Constitution stated forthrightly what they thought about such a travesty. They said that such a government is invalid and that the people have a right to disobey it and even depose it.

Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, Adams, Henry, and others maintained that when the people allow the Constitution to be violated by elected officials, it is then time for a reset, a vast house-cleaning in which the usurpers of lawful government are ousted and only those who affirm the founding principles are placed in office. The problem is not our system of government but the individuals we have allowed to occupy it, who must be removed by force if necessary in order to insure that the Constitution remains the supreme law of the land.

The 20th century witnessed some highly troubling trends with regard to elected officials who saw themselves as above the law and outside the bounds of the Constitution. Woodrow Wilson and FDR both, by edict, threw millions of American citizens into internment camps based on nothing but their race and nationality. FDR seized the gold owned by American citizens, confiscated it, and sold it back to them for 3 times what it was worth when he stole it. FDR also tried to take over the third branch of government--the Supreme Court--by "packing" it with his supporters by increasing the number of persons who are allowed to sit on the bench. Richard Nixon famously stated after Watergate, "When the president does it, it makes it legal." Bill Clinton lied under oath in a court of law and was allowed to remain in office.

And now we have a president who believes that he has the power to seize private industry, steal the money from investors, give that stolen money to labor unions, and then run the company as a part of the federal government. He tried to turn the tide of public opinion against gun ownership by concocting a scheme to send thousands of guns to Mexican criminals using our own federal agents. The scheme resulted in the deaths of two federal agents and hundreds of Mexican citizens living along the border. He has used to EPA to bully businesses and corporations. He has placed over two dozen unelected "czars" in positions of power where they seek to silence conservatives on the radio, declare war on the coal and oil industries in lieu of giving multibillions of tax dollars to "green industries," which just so happen to donate multimillions of those tax dollars to the Obama campaign just prior to declaring bankruptcy--one of the biggest, unreported scams in U.S. history.

This is not to mention his numerous lies, claiming that his "ObamaCare" program will save Americans $2500 per year, when we are now being told that beginning in January of 2013 the average premium for health insurance will increase by $3000 per year. And that is apart from the largest tax increase in U.S. history which is also set to hit in 2013, as part of ObamaCare taxes and allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire.

Obama raided the Medicare program by $700 billion in order to fund part of ObamaCare. This has already impacted seniors who are being told that their supplemental programs and their prescription riders will cost much more beginning in January.

Add to all of this the fact that the economy is in much worse shape than anyone reports, which economists from across the political spectrum from liberal to conservative say will implode in 2013, plunging us into a depression much deeper than the 1930s. All of this means that what we have brewing is the perfect storm of disintegration for America.

I am told by people in the know that the economic implosion is coming no matter who is president, that the train has already left the station.

But who do you trust to handle it once it happens? The bumbling, lying charlatan who created this mess? Or Mitt Romney? No, Romney was not my first choice, nor my second, third, or fourth choice. But I trust him with the economy infinitely more than an individual who cannot open his mouth without lying non-stop, blaming someone else for his colossal failures, and essentially creating a scenario in the Middle East that has led us to the brink of World War III when it was totally unnecessary.

Yet, in spite of all we know about the shameful assault on our founding principles exhibited by this president, many of our fellow citizens are set to vote for him again. One would think that with the serious and complex difficulties we face, which have done nothing but intensify tenfold since Obama took office, Americans would be up in arms and ready to throw him out on his ear. This election should not even be close. Yet the polls show a close race developing. Yes, Obama has a good chance of being reelected in spite of the fact that he has presided over the longest period of high unemployment in U.S. history and in spite of the skyrocketing costs of prescription and over the counter drugs, gasoline and oil, and food.

I take nothing for granted. I would rather operate with the nauseating prospect that Obama could well be reelected than to delve into deadly overconfidence. He has a good chance of winning again, don't kid yourself.

So what are you gonna do if he does? Are you gonna sit back like the Jews in Nazi Germany who never thought that the unthinkable could happen? Or are you going to take action?

It is time now, my friends, to seriously consider your contingency plans. In fact, you should have already done so by now. If you have not already done so, it may be too late. But, better late than never. You still have a chance to take precautions and to decide how you wish to proceed during the coming darkness, if Obama wins.

Some believe that his reelection will signal the need for mass civil disobedience, that we, the citizens, must express our intent to disobey all unconstitutional laws and edicts handed down by this regime, even if it means jail. Others have suggested massive, national strikes, not of the union variety but of the citizen variety...that is, the citizens, en mass, shut down the country and take to the streets to march to Washington to stage a lengthy sit-in. Yes, such a course of action would come at a price. But some, even business owners, believe that it will be worth the loss to them financially to express their extreme discontent with this regime. And then others believe in an armed insurgency to forcibly remove the usurpers from office, citing Jefferson's notion that "the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and of tyrants."

I cannot tell you what you should do, my friend. This you must decide on your own. But I do know that millions of citizens have drawn a line in the sand, and that line is this election. If Obama and his enablers are reelected, it will be time for some sort of action. I can only hope and pray that it will be non-violent. The last thing any thinking person wants is a civil war. The horrors and uncertainty that such a thing would entail are simply too risky. Maybe I am too old and sick to allow myself the luxury of actually thinking I could engage in a show of lethal force. But I have a hunch that once such a thing happens, no one, not even the young, would come out of it unscathed, not even the "winners."

And yet our Founders told us that such a thing is necessary from time to time, and it is something that must be considered. Are we at that point? That is debatable.

What is NOT debatable is the seriousness with which opponents of Obama intend to do SOMETHING if he somehow gets reelected, even if it means merely "going Galt."

To be frank, if I had to choose a course of action in response to tyranny, it would be "the Galt factor." If every patriot business owner, dock worker, bus driver, sanitation worker, architect, lawyer, preacher, hair dresser, and construction worker would just disappear, gather in a place where like-minded liberty lovers congregated to regroup, reorganize, and then decide how to proceed with taking back the country, just think of the havoc such a thing would create in the society as a whole. We would bring the entire country, government included, to the brink of collapse. Without our tax money, even the military could not function.

This would be what I call "Alinsky in reverse." We use Alinsky tactics not to destroy America but to destroy the corrupted version of it, which will allow us to restore and save the country as described by the Founders in our Constitution.

No matter how much a totalitarian, socialist, Marxist regime would like to dominate a society, without our money to confiscate, they are totally impotent.

When the money dries up, so will their power. Their tanks, ships, planes, and missiles will be rendered useless.

You see, my friends, it really is capital created by capitalists that makes the world go round. Take the capitalists out of the society, and that society dies of starvation. It cannot feed the poor, take care of the elderly, provide healthcare to the homeless, or give a handsome pension to seniors without the money the creators of wealth provide. That is a simple fact. Government does not and never has created wealth. It takes wealth from those who created it, the citizens who are then taxed.

So, we just stop feeding the beast. Withdraw from society. Stop giving the monster his daily infusion of cocaine. If there is no money for government to tax because the citizens have "gone Galt," then all of the precious entitlement programs created by Big Brother will go belly up. And those dependent on government for their checks will be flat out of luck. That is precisely why the despised "rich"--the capitalists, the creators of wealth, the creators of jobs--are so vital to society despite how thoroughly they are maligned by demagogues like Obama.

Once we bring the nation to it's knees by withdrawing our money and presence from it, we come back refreshed, renewed, reinvigorated, and ready to make our demands. The Commies must leave. The Constitution WILL be reaffirmed as the ultimate law of the land. And the socialist vermin who occupy the hallowed halls of Congress, the Courts, and the White House will be forced into the street, for good.

I can just hear some of you whining, "But, are not showing respect for the electorate, the voter who put these people in office."

Oh, but I do respect the voter...provided they are not voting to enslave me to a bunch of Socialists who have no more respect for my freedoms than Joe Stalin or Adolf Hitler. You have the right to vote, my friend, but you do NOT have the right to use the electoral process to strip me of my freedoms. Once you begin to do that, your vote is worthless and invalid, and is to be shredded along with the views of your Marxist heroes you have sent to Washington who have trashed our Framers, desecrated our sacred institutions, and thrown our Constitution into the toilet.

Stop trampling upon our liberties, or the next thing you will find is that we'll be throwing YOU into the toilet.

THIS is the time to restore the rule of law to America and rid the country of those who would make a mockery of every principle that makes this country a unique display of exceptional greatness.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Anti-Muslim filmmaker arrested in Los Angeles

The producer of the controversial film that allegedly insults the prophet Muhammad, which President Obama claims led to the murders of U.S. citizens in Libya, has been arrested in Los Angeles this afternoon.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was placed under arrest and is scheduled to appear at a court hearing today before Judge Christina Snyder.

Conservatives have decried the attacks on the filmmaker's free speech rights ever since he was identified...

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

All guns and politics from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

Alphecca reports that yet another all-electric car has bit the dust. Toyota just pulled the plug on its model. Ain't it heartwarming to know we taxpayers spent multibillions to fund such a flop at General Motors.

GunRights4US has a rather interesting description of DHS that you might like.

Brigid provides a review of the Kahr PM 40.

Standing By wonders if Obama is trying to establish an official religion of the state in America.

The Smallest Minority is going to publish these once a month until the election. Look at them all. 

Nicki says that Jessica Alba and the other Hollywood twits know nothing about the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Wandering Minstrel notes the massive Obama foreign policy failure and reminds us of how to do it correctly. 

Blonde Sagacity blasts a veterans' group for having the gall to meet with...none other than...Iran's Ahmadinejad!

The War on Guns calls our attention to an open letter to the members of Obama's Pravda, the "authorized journalists" of the MSM.

Stand Up America provides a must-read on polls and whether or not they actually DRIVE public opinion rather than reflect it.

Anti jihad ads spark heated protest

Claiming that a new series of anti-jihad ads represents hate toward all of Islam, a group of Muslims is engaged in heated protests against the ads, including criminal defacing, according to a series of reports at Atlas Shrugs on Tuesday and today.

The ads are part of a campaign initiated by the organization American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) which seeks to call attention to and educate citizens about Islamist extremism as expressed in the jihad movement and its inherent hatred for the nation of Israel. AFDI has placed the ads in subways and on buses in New York City and San Francisco. A similar campaign is planned for Washington, D.C.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Obama uses UN speech to blame Middle East violence on film

President Barack Obama spoke before the United Nations today, doubling down on his now-debunked claim that an obscure film that insults the prophet Muhammad is to blame for the recent violence in the Middle East that resulted in the murder of a U.S. ambassador and several other Americans.

The president further claimed that Muslims have suffered at the hands of extremists more than anyone else. But what the president did not say was that those extremists to which he referred are Muslims as well.

Many statisticians say that Islamic extremism has contributed to more deaths in the world than any other factor outside of Communism, which is estimated to have resulted in at least 80 million murders worldwide.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.

Monday, September 24, 2012

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Monday, Sept. 24, 2012

All guns and politics from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

Stand Up America has the enraging story of a U.S. Lt. Col. who was relieved of his duties in the military due to Muslim demands.

WRSA notes that Obama has chosen his side, and it ain't ours.

David Codrea says that the Congressional Black Caucus has held up Eric Holder as a "role model" and ignores the Fast and Furious scandal he perpetrated. Nothing new here for the infamous ethically challenged CBC.

Kurt Hofmann declares that Obama flat out lied to Hispanic voters...again, part of the Kenyan's MO.

Mike Vanderboegh reports that the Obama campaign has quietly scrapped plans to use the "Obama flag" that desecrates the American flag.

Tam warns us to beware of what Odumbo might do in the Middle East before Election Day.

Way Up North says there has been significant flooding up in Alaska.

Brigid opines on food and frolicking at the gun show over the weekend.

From CLO: "Anyone who thinks Obama is doing a good job is simply an idiot."

The New York Liberty Report takes to task the media for calling a "gaffe" something Romney said without provided the context of the rest of the statement. Important to hear the WHOLE truth, and not part of it.

'New gun culture' a reason for hope

Traditionally the gun rights movement in America has been rather low keyed, focusing not on the ideological and political foundation that undergirds the push for firearms rights but on specific legislation aimed at expanding the right to carry guns, such as less restrictive concealed carry laws or legislation that allows open carry.

But a new report published Friday in Human Events indicates that a new gun culture is emerging in America that gives conservatives a reason for hope.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

CNN slants story on slain ambassador's diary

Although CNN raised the ire of the Obama administration and the State Department in publishing the diary of slain U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, the network persists in slanting its news reports about the Middle East attacks.

CNN stirred controversy within the Obama administration by publishing the Stevens diaries on Saturday, which indicated deep concern that the U.S. government had not provided adequate security for diplomats in the region and that Islamic extremism was on the rise and had reached the danger point.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press reported that the Obama administration objected to the publication of the diaries, citing the allegation that the network had promised Stevens' family that it would not use the diary. CNN responded by defending its decision, stating that initially it had honored the family's request but as the story developed it became clear that the diaries contained information that was key to understanding the nature of the attacks.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.