Daily Archives: October 25, 2007

Ron Paul – D.O.A.

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My sentiments exactly, notwithstanding all the kooks, nitwits and conspiracy wonks that flock to this guy’s banner.

I really have no desire to support a guy who has his speeches regurgitated by Osama Bin laden and Ahmadinejad of Iran as justifications for their Jihad.

Nor should we support a guy who blames America for causing 9-11, supported by hordes of kooks who think Bush flew the planes into the towers and demolished the WTC with explosives to do a Reichstag fire.

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Why the Ron Paul Campaign is DOA

Although presidential candidate Ron Paul is a life long Libertarian, he has chosen to operate within the Republican Party. The Libertarian Party has never been able to get off the ground due to some of its extreme positions and Paul, like other Libertarians, eventually found a home in a broadened RNC. However, within that party, Paul is only connecting with a small libertarian wing, about 3-5% of Republican voters, based on an average of all available national polls.

Though all conservatives and most Republicans agree with Ron Paul rhetoric concerning a general reverence for our founding principles and documents, there is a clear divide between Ron Paul Libertarians and all other conservatives on matters of national security. Namely, the alleged “illegal invasion” of Iraq

Although many conservatives could unite with Paul on many other domestic issues, especially the idea of limited government, reduced spending and taxation and less government intrusion into personal lives, they quickly part company on this issue.

According to Ron Paul and his followers, the U.S. military action in Iraq was not an act of “liberating” the Iraqi people or even an act of deposing the world’s most brutal rogue regime, known to have sponsored terrorism. In Ron Paul’s mind, it was an “invasion” of a sovereign nation and on this premise; they follow with the assertion that such an act of aggression is both “illegal” and “unconstitutional.”

Of course, I am still waiting for Ron Paul or just one of his supporters to direct me to that part of the constitution that says America is not allowed to take preventive action against a known foreign enemy in defense of our own sovereign nation.

…On 9/11/01, nearly every American was shocked and demanding to know how such events could happen to us, here on our own soil.

…Should we “prevent” further attacks, or simply “respond” to those attacks once they happen?

…It’s almost as if Ron Paul and his supporters fell asleep in the late 1700’s and woke up this morning trying to figure out what to do in a world quite different than the one the fell asleep in.

…Most conservatives have been awake the entire time however, and they aren’t buying into the emotional rhetoric surrounding the very real war against [jihadists], whether offered by liberals or Libertarians…

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One Boy Scout’s Fight For Free Exercise and God’s Commandments

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Out of the mouths of babes and Boy Scouts, truth comes.

It’s a sad testament of our devolving culture that a 15 year old boy has to show us guts and the way to restore our foundational heritage, but scripture tells us a Child Shall Lead Them and perhaps this young patriot should shame us all to following his example.

Boy Scout’s request to show Ten Commandments denied _ again

Thou shalt not give up.
That seems to be the motto a 15-year-old Boy Scout has followed in petitioning county government officials in western Kentucky three times — most recently on Tuesday — for permission to include the Ten Commandments in his Eagle Scout project to be displayed at the Henderson County Courthouse.
And despite repeated rebuffing, Ian Gerard has shown no signs of giving up.

While he has been denied, his efforts have not gone unnoticed.

Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher has sent out a press release in support of Gerard’s efforts and will meet him today at 6 PM at the River Park Center in Owensboro, KY.

ROH is sending a caravan of members to stand with Ian and the governor for our foundations on God’s Commandments and our Right of Free Exercize.

If you are able – please join them.

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Media Finally Reports On the Ban of the Flag Folding Ceremony

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I reported this breaking story over two weeks ago Here.

In that time I have had myriad folks e-mail and tell me that I posted bogus information, that it was just Christian paranoia, and that I was lying to simply stir up trouble.

Today the mainstream media finally reports that Veterans Cemeteries Ban Flag-Folding Ceremony

Flag-folding recitation banned at veterans cemeteries nationwide

A single complaint lodged against the words for the 11th fold recently prompted the National Cemetery Administration to ban the entire recital at all 125 national cemeteries.

A spokesman in Washington said the complaint originated from someone who witnessed the ceremony at Riverside National but would provide no other details and declined to release the directive banning the flag-folding recital, saying it was “an internal working document not meant for public distribution.”

Veterans are furious.

“That the actions of one disgruntled, whining, narcissistic and intolerant individual is preventing veterans from getting the honors they deserve is truly an outrage,” said Rees Lloyd, 59, a Vietnam-era veteran and Memorial Honor Detail volunteer. “This is another attempt by secularist fanatics to cleanse any reference to God.”

I think the descriptive words here are these: it was “an internal working document not meant for public distribution.”

In other words, they wanted it to be kept silent, hoping Christian Vets like Rees Lloyd will just roll on over like Christians usually do, and follow “the law” – even when it quashes our right of free exercize and faith.

Thank God for men like him, who stand up and fight for what we are losing every single day in this country.

We need to ALL stand up and join that fight.

We need to do so now.

Get involved. Join orgs like ROH, the American Legion, and fight to preserve what our vets fought and bled to preserve.

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Free Speech For Islamists – No Speech For Those Opposed

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I just love Ann Coulter.

She says it like it is – with biting wit, and irreverence for the politically correct sacred cows of the Left.

The liberals and Lefties pay lip service to freedom, while displaying the hypocritical double standard that they always display.

THEY have rights.

We do not.

They can speak about hating America and the people in it.

We cannot refute or denounce them.

Colleges have an open forum for Jihadists and genocidal maniacs planning the apocalypse.

Those seeking to counter and oppose Jihadists are silenced.

The Dhimmitude of the Liberal Left is as legend as their tyrannical intolerance to be tolerant of all things hostile to America.

The NeoLeft supports Islamofascism and Silences Opposition

College liberals are in a fit of pique because various speakers are coming to their campuses this week as part of David Horowitz’s Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week – not to be confused with Islamo-Fascism Appreciation Week, which I believe is in April.

Apparently, liberals support Islamo-fascism.

The Democratic leadership might want to have a powwow with their base because I believe their public position is to pretend to oppose Islamic fascism.

Elected Democrats at least make empty rhetorical gestures about opposing Islamic fascism. Of course, amidst their nonspecific condemnations of Islamic terrorism, they make very specific demands that we genuflect before Islam and perform exotic fetishes on the fascists.

Liberals believe in burning the American flag, urinating on crucifixes and passing out birth control pills to 11-year-olds without telling their parents – but God forbid an infidel touch a Quran at Guantanamo.

College campuses across the nation are installing foot baths to accommodate Muslims’ daily bathing ritual, while surgically removing the Ten Commandments from every public space in America. Maybe the Ten Commandments could be printed on towels and kept next to the foot baths.

The National Council for Social Studies recommended a lesson plan after 9/11 that included a story titled “My Name Is Osama” about a nasty little white boy, “Todd,” who taunts a fine upstanding Iraqi immigrant named “Osama.” Go ahead, laugh it up – we’ll see who’s laughing when “My Name Is Osama” ends up on ABC’s prime-time lineup next year.

This story was proposed in response to an event in which Muslims with names like “Osama” committed the most massive hate crime in U.S. history against 3,000 innocent civilians with names like “Todd.”

Still and all, Democrats who seek the votes of their fellow Americans continue to claim in a vague, meaningless way to oppose Islamo-fascism.

And then when speakers like Cyrus Nowrasteh, the writer and producer of the ABC miniseries “The Path to 9/11,” and Nonie Darwish, whose father founded the Fedayeen, show up on college campuses to criticize Islamic terrorism, the Democratic base threatens to riot. The only thing that makes the cut-and-run crowd mad enough to fight is the idea that someone, somewhere might be criticizing radical Islam.

Consequently, the speakers for Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week require the sort of security phalanx one would expect for someone more like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Oh wait – no. Ahmadinejad was cheered by college students a few weeks ago – at least until he expressed reservations about sodomy. (On the basis of Ahmadinejad’s claims, instead of looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, how about we start looking for gays in Iran?)

Even American intellectuals like Dennis Prager and Michael Medved who are speaking during Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week are denounced by liberals as if they were David Duke. One pro-Islamo-fascism website indicts Medved on the grounds that he “has claimed that Islam has a ‘special violence problem.'” It doesn’t get much more diplomatic than that.

Conservative speakers are constantly being physically attacked on college campuses – including Bill Kristol, Pat Buchanan, David Horowitz and me, among others. Fortunately, the attackers are Democrats, so they throw like girls and generally end up with their noses bloodied by pretty college coeds. But that doesn’t make it right.

Michael Moore can waddle anywhere he wants in America without fear of violence from Republicans. But we still have to hear about every testy e-mail Paul Krugman ever receives as if liberals are living in the black night of fascism. Any time Krugman wants to get into a “Most Vicious Hate Mail” contest, just say the word. You don’t hear me sniffling.

Congressional Democrats are constantly calling for conservative private citizens to be silenced. Even Democratic candidates for president and their wives are getting in on the act.

A few weeks ago, in the midst of Senate Democrats’ demand that Rush Limbaugh’s microphone be silenced, Lizzie Edwards distracted herself from the latest National Enquirer by announcing on Air America that Limbaugh’s draft deferment was phony.

I was pretty shocked. Who knew Air America was still on the air?

I know every time Democrats call for me to be silenced, I feel a delicious surge of martyrdom. For a brief moment, I understand the thrill the left gets by going around claiming to be victimized all the time.

I could almost imagine a poem:

First they came for Rush Limbaugh, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t Rush Limbaugh;
And then they came for Ann Coulter, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t Ann Coulter;

And then they came for David Horowitz, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t David Horowitz;

And then … they came for me … And by that time there was no one left to speak up.

Liberals claim to be terrified that the religious right is going to take over the culture in a country where more than a million babies are exterminated every year, kindergarteners can be expelled from school for mentioning God, and Islamic fascists are welcomed on college campuses while speakers opposed to Islamic fascism are met with angry protests.

If liberals want to face real fascism, try showing up on a college campus and denounce (Islamic) fascism.

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