Monday, June 30, 2008

Better Red Than Free!

Better Red Than Free!


Here is an article by Bob Webster you must read. Mr. Webster is a descendent of Daniel Webster's brother Ezekiel. He has always had a strong interest in history, our Constitution, U.S. politics and law. A political conservative with objectivist and libertarian roots, he has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint as a great danger to our Republic.

Mr. Webster has written an article titled: “Obama: Leader of The New American National Socialist Party?” We highly recommend this article to you. It can be found at:

America stands at a crossroads. The choice is as clear as it could possibly be. The problem is, as I see it, the ignorance of the American electorate. And that is why conservatives are afraid. We fear the loss of our freedom. And the throngs who lust after an unidentified “change”… could well be America’s version of the German electorate in July of 1932. Adolf Hitler was elected on a platform of “Change”! And he definitely brought change… to the entire world.

America has the choice, this coming November, of choosing freedom as a representative republic, or slavery as a socialist state. The choice could not be clearer. Clear, that is, to those who understand America, those who understand what America was founded upon, those who rely upon themselves and their own resources for their needs, and those who regularly take part in the ongoing political discussion in America. Unfortunately, that is no longer the majority of Americans.

While the Republican Party has catered to the intelligent, informed, voter in America, and has for the most part, made no effort at recruiting the uninformed, with less than sparkling IQ’s, into the party, the Left Wing of the American politics has been recruiting them at a furious pace. The theory is that the less informed voter will be the easiest influenced and easiest led to vote for the Democrats and the democrats, as usual, are promising them anything their hearts desire in exchange for their votes. And get their votes they do! That is another reason the Right Wing of American politics has no interest in wasting time, effort, and money on recruiting that group of voters.

The Left Wing of American politics is broken down into two groups… at the top, the leadership (the elite) and… at the bottom… everybody else.

As it stands today, there is a better than even chance that the election of a new President in November will be decided by a portion of the American electorate with little or no knowledge of what a representative republic is, how it works, and what it takes to make it successful. They will be voting for a national nanny. They believe it is the government’s duty to feed and clothe them, educate them, take care of them when they are sick, and bury them when they die. These are not the kind of people who make for a successful country. In fact, they will bleed a country dry. Nevertheless, that is where we are and that is the huge gamble America seems ready to take in November.

On the other hand, as it were, the Right Side of the American political spectrum are those Americans who DO understand what their country was, is, and , unfortunately, what it is about to become… and we are disheartened and depressed that our nation is about to be relegated to a second rate power on the world’s stage and dropped from atop the list of leading countries on the planet to, at best, a “Second-World Country”, well on it’s way to “Third-World Country” status.

So… there it is. America making a choice to remove itself from the leadership position of a world more in need of us now than at any time in history. Why? Because we have reared two generations of young Americans who have no idea, none, of who, and what, America is, or was. We have produced two generations who feel entitled to everything they want. They have no concept of earning what they get. No concept of working and investing in the country, no concept of what it takes to secure the nation from all those who would like nothing better than to see the downfall of America. They have no concept of pride in America as their homeland. They have managed to graduate college having learned nothing of the history of this great land… because they were not taught it. These are the Americans who would have great difficulty finding America on a map! They yearn for the European style socialist governments, which take damn near everything their citizens earn and, in turn, guarantees their citizens “subsistence” until their “state underwritten funeral”. That’s the bottom line. For those people, America is just a word. And these are the people who will decide the fate of America at the polls next November.

For those of us who have spent our lives “plugged-in” to America, working for America, soldiering for America, praying for America, keeping our eyes on our national leadership, prodding when necessary and, and voting them out of office when necessary, it is a painful experience to see the country we worked so hard for, so diligently for, being turned into a cesspool of socialism. But that is exactly what is happening in America today… and we are sickened by it.

“America was once an economic King Kong, which we have completely shackled through socialism, welfare-statism, agri-business welfare, unionism, cronyism, over-taxation, environmentalism, affirmative action, and thousands of other stupid political, social and economic restraints, regulations, restrictions, and controls.” That is a quote from “The Fall of America” at:

I often think if there were such a being as “the Father of the Blogosphere” it would have to be Thomas Payne. His pamphleteering before the American Revolution fired up the people of the 13 colonies to rise up and take their freedom from the mother country. His words are as apropos today as they were in the 18th century. Payne said: “These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman”. --Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

Somehow, we have managed to come full circle. These are, indeed, “the times that try men’s souls”.


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