Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Truth about ALEC

From its own mission statement, the American Legislative Exchange Council exists to “advance the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty, through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America’s state legislators, members of the private sector, the … Continue reading

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A Nice Cuppa Tea

The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism. Franklin Delano Roosevelt  TEA party … Continue reading

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Kristallnacht Reborn

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana  Fascism grows surreptitiously in societies where discontent from economic disenfranchisement runs rampant. Anarchy provides the most fertile medium for its growth, and disillusionment, the best fertilizer. It … Continue reading

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Wake Up, America!

“Erwache, Deutschland!” was the rallying call of the National Socialist German Workers Party, the NSDAP, the Nazis. The party was German nationalist, but it actually represented wealthy industrialists such as Thyssen, Krupp, and Vogler, rather than the worker, and it … Continue reading

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Tea Parties Then; TEA Parties Now

It is no accident that the modern TEA party has taken a name reminiscent of an allegedly heroic, self sacrificing, grassroots movement, and the similarities between the past and present are striking.  In the former, common people did the bidding … Continue reading

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The Buffett Rule

Republicans bluntly criticised President Obama’s long-term deficit reduction plan, with Paul Ryan, who chairs the House of Representatives budget committee, describing it as ‘class warfare’. In a June 19th interview with Lou Dobbs, Warren Buffett said the following, “It’s class … Continue reading

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Chicken Little

“The Wall Street Journal, for example, calls you Chicken Little”, opined Steve Kraft, of CBS Sixty Minutes, on July 8, 2007. This was said to David Walker, former Comptroller General of the United States, during the George W. Bush administration. … Continue reading

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The Rocking Chair on the Front Porch

I awoke, as usual, well before dawn. I lumbered around in the kitchen, letting the dogs outside and setting my water to boil so I could make my blessed cup of coffee. This morning, I really needed it. Of, course, … Continue reading

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Just Another Day in the Neighborhood

My neighbors across the street are poor; very poor: Grandma, Mom, and a pack of kids. No Dad. After the last people moved out, the house stood empty for a long time, and was finally bought by someone who completely … Continue reading

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Dominionism and its Relationship with the US Government

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government … Continue reading

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