Dissent is one thing – Self-destruction is another

Posted on January 10, 2010. Filed under: Army for Liberty Book Club, General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , |

The creeps are coming out from their dark holes.
 
Joy Behar says we can’t read. David Brooks says we are only about “against”. Janeane Garafalo, well, it’s too crude for words. The list of elitists attacking the Tea Party Movement is growing daily. Apparently they feel unequipped to battle our position of standing up for freedom, the constitution or our country, so they have to resort to third grade playground behavior.  
 
I was never one to take sides. I’m a libertarian. I believe in strict constitutionalism. I truly believe all men (and women) are created equal – equal not meaning the exact same, but equal meaning entitled to equal privilege and opportunity. I believe people have a right to their own religion, opinion, etc…  As Americans, however, wouldn’t you think our common bond would be our country?
 
Apparently not. Dissent is one thing, but self-destruction is another.
 
I remember at election time, many felt as if there were no real choice for president. Left-wanna-be versus hard-left. No conservative candidate was allowed in that race. That also, in hindsight, explains McCain vouching for Obama’s character in that now famous audience interaction. Even President Bush was not a true conservative. We have not had a true conservative leader for many decades. While I feel President Reagan clearly understood the looming fascist threat, he was not even a true conservative as he refused to defend our borders.
 
Sarah Palin was and is a true conservative, and you clearly saw how the McCain campaign allowed the media to make mincemeat of her without allowing her to adequately defend herself or speak her mind. Please recall, it was Carl Cameron of Fox News who gleefully broke the “wardrobe” scandal right after the campaign. She couldn’t even get a fair shake at Fox. Of course, they are members of the Council on Foreign Relations, just as the other large networks are. It’s important to note, as one must not even rely on Fox for unbiased news, no matter what their slogan is. Citizens are responsible for finding out the truth for themselves.

Progressives on both sides of the political isle are hell bent on taking down our country. Right now, it’s the democrats taking more of our freedoms daily, along with our financial stability, both national and personal. Republicans did a pretty darn good job when last they ran the show, too.
 
Although there are no weapons yet being fired, this is a civil war. It’s important to realize that and to make sure your friends, family, neighbors know that as well. We are truly locking into an “us versus them” battle. The weapon of choice by “We The People” has been complacency. Those who are constitutionalists, who wish America to remain a free, capitalist and sovereign nation have been weak. So weak as a matter of fact, progressives no longer fear us or any retribution we can manage to hurl at them. We have no one to blame but our self. We voted the crooks in, we turned our back for decades and allowed the fascist agenda to become firmly implanted in our government.
 
Now as we begin to stand up, is it any wonder they laugh at us, as a parent would to a small child declaring their independence?
 
I came across a book I would like to suggest and add to the book club. Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries by Naomi Wolf. I am asking all to read this “manifesto” of sorts. The price at Amazon is $8.35. I have linked it here to enable you to view contents, etc.. You may be able to find it equally as cheap somewhere near you to avoid shipping. The product description reads as follows:
 
As the practice of democracy becomes a lost art, Americans are increasingly desperate for a restored nation. Many have a general sense that the “system” is in disorder — if not on the road to functional collapse. But though it is easy to identify our political problems, the solutions are not always as clear. In Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, bestselling author Naomi Wolf illustrates the breathtaking changes that can take place when ordinary citizens engage in the democratic system the way the founders intended and tells how to use that system, right now, to change your life, your community, and ultimately, the nation.
  
Another book I am adding to the list is Ron Paul’s Revolution: The Manifesto which is priced at $10.19 at Amazon. The product description of this book is as follows:
 
This Much Is True: You Have Been Lied To.

  • The government is expanding.
  • Taxes are increasing.
  • More senseless wars are being planned.
  • Inflation is ballooning.
  • Our basic freedoms are disappearing.

The Founding Fathers didn’t want any of this. In fact, they said so quite clearly in the Constitution of the United States of America. Unfortunately, that beautiful, ingenious, and revolutionary document is being ignored more and more in Washington. If we are to enjoy peace, freedom, and prosperity once again, we absolutely must return to the principles upon which America was founded. But finally, there is hope . . .

In THE REVOLUTION,Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul has exposed the core truths behind everything threatening America, from the real reasons behind the collapse of the dollar and the looming financial crisis, to terrorism and the loss of our precious civil liberties. In this book, Ron Paul provides answers to questions that few even dare to ask.

Despite a media blackout, this septuagenarian physician-turned-congressman sparked a movement that has attracted a legion of young, dedicated, enthusiastic supporters . . . a phenomenon that has amazed veteran political observers and made more than one political rival envious. Candidates across America are already running as “Ron Paul Republicans.”

“Dr. Paul cured my apathy,” says a popular campaign sign. THE REVOLUTION may cure yours as well.

 
One final recommendation I have is Lord Nigel Lawson’s new book, An Appeal To Reason which is available at Amazon for $9.95. The product description reads:
 
“Clear, analytical and compelling.” -The Economist

In this well-informed and hard-hitting response to the scaremongering of the climate alarmists, Nigel Lawson, former Secretary of State for Energy under Margaret Thatcher, argues that it is time for us to take a cool look at global warming. Lawson carefully and succinctly examines all aspects of the global warming issue: the science, the economics, the politics, and the ethics. He concludes that the conventional wisdom on the subject is suspect on a number of grounds, that global warming is not the devastating threat to the planet it is widely alleged to be, and that the remedy that is currently being proposed, which is in any event politically unattainable, would be worse that the threat it is supposed to avert. Argued with logic, common sense, and even wit, and thoroughly sourced and referenced, Lawson has written a long overdue corrective to the barrage of spin and hype to which the politicians and media have been subjecting the public on this important issue.

 
 
The three books I have asked you to consider are moderately priced, which is important to me, as in these tough times, I am not looking to add to anyone’s burden. Education is priceless, however and it is so important to ARM YOURSELF WITH THE KNOWLEDGE YOU NEED TO DEFEND YOURSELF AND YOUR COUNTRY.
 
I leave you with the patriotic song lyrics, sung by soldiers, ironically, on both sides during the civil war (the North’s version appears below as I felt the reference to freeing the slaves was particularly apropos. While this song is well over a century old, it could very well be the battle cry of the second civil war as well:
 
THE BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM
Yes we’ll rally round the flag, boys, we’ll rally once again,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom,
We will rally from the hillside, we’ll gather from the plain,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

(Chorus)
The Union forever! Hurrah, boys, hurrah!
Down with the traitor, up with the star;
While we rally round the flag, boys, rally once again,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

We are springing to the call with a million freemen more,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
And we’ll fill our vacant ranks of our brothers gone before,
< Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

Chorus

We will welcome to our numbers the loyal, true and brave,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
And although he may be poor, not a man shall be a slave,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

Chorus

So we’re springing to the call from the East and from the West,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
And we’ll hurl the rebel crew from the land we love best,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

Chorus

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brava! your blog is so inspiring. being in europe for the time being, — living without some of my american freedoms, i have a stronger sense of what those freedoms are and exactly what they cost and what they will continue to cost in the future. civil war, indeed.

Thank you for the book recommendations. I love books and love to read. I’ll definitely check them out.


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