Sunday, June 30, 2013

America’s Destiny Still in the Hands of the People ... JB Williams

America’s Destiny Still in the Hands of the People
By JB Williams

For more than a decade before the outbreak of American violence, tensions had been building between citizens of all races, creeds and color, and their federal authorities. Attempts by the federal government to raise revenue to pay for their mindless over-spending by legalizing illegal immigration, seizing control of all major private industry sectors and demonizing all dissenters as “potential terrorists,” threatening national sovereignty and security, met with heated protests among many citizens, who resented their lack of representation in Washington DC. 

They demanded the same inalienable rights guaranteed them in their US Constitution and Bill of Rights. Despite many efforts to avoid violence by challenging the unconstitutional acts of the federal government in a corrupted judiciary and congress, citizen resistance eventually turned to violence, when federal troops opened fire on a mob of angry citizens, killing five protesters.

Although I adapted the above story to meet today’s circumstances, I originally copied most of the story from the historical account of the lead up to the first American Revolution. I did so to demonstrate that we have been here before… in the years 1775-1783, our Founding Fathers seized control of America’s destiny.

In 1775, it was the British government which had become tyrannical towards American citizens. Today, it is our own federal government which acts against the American people, beyond constitutional authority. Then, it was largely over taxation without representation. Today, the federal acts against freedom, liberty and all inalienable rights are far more egregious. 

Yet, the future will once again be decided by the people, not the tyrants.
After December 1773, when a band of Bostonians dressed as Mohawk Indians boarded British ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor, an outraged Parliament passed a series of measures (known as the Intolerable, or Coercive Acts) designed to reassert imperial authority in Massachusetts. The British were coming…They intended to use superior military might to enforce their agenda. 

But the British had greatly underestimated our forefathers determination to live free from tyranny. 

Not much has changed since 1775. Once again we face tyrannical rulers. Once again, they clearly intend to use military might to force their anti-American agenda upon the citizens of the United States, and once again, they have grossly underestimated the will of the American people to live peacefully in freedom.

No, this is not the first time Americans have faced government tyranny on our own soil. It is in the nature of all forms of government to eventually grow to a point at which it believes it has total autonomy and immunity from the people they are sworn to serve. History does indeed repeat itself, over and over again.

As Thomas Jefferson warned – “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.” Such is the case in America circa 2013. Our government of, by and for the people, is ignoring the people, even claiming that no citizen even has the standing to dare question the legitimacy or authority of a government allegedly of, by and for the people.

As our Founders stated in the Declaration of Independence“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.”

The only difference between 1775 and 2013 is that there was no Declaration of Independence yet, no US Constitution and no Bill of Rights in 1775. These documents combined, our Charters of Freedom, are the foundation of the government formed of the people, by the people and for the people of the United States.

“whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.”

We do not need to reinvent the foundations for freedom and liberty. We simply need to restore our government to these foundations to secure the proper destiny for America. Our task is much easier than that of our forefathers. We don’t need to create anything. It was created for us a long time ago and it was created so that we, many generations later, would know the road home from a dark place in history in which the American people must once again, demand freedom and accept no less.

The Founders knew that this moment would come, that good and decent citizens would use force as a last resort, only when left with no other alternative. 

“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.”

Yet, a day would come… a moment would arrive.

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
No… The future of America is not in the hands of a few despotic politicians who have forgotten from which all government authority is derived, the people. Our destiny is in our hands… just as it was in the hands of our forefathers not all that long ago.

Though many may feel helpless, they are not. Though many may feel the battle is futile, it is not. Though many may fear the odds, the odds are with the people, who outnumber the tyrants 300 million to less than a thousand.

To be certain, America is in its worst condition since 1775, in every respect. But we have been here before. We know what to do. The road home was paved by those who came before us. There is no guess work here. The way home, to freedom and liberty, was given to us over two-hundred years ago. All we have to do is follow the path forged for just this moment in history.

America’s future will be determined by the American people. That’s the good news… The bad news is that this means, the buck stops with us. If America does not realize its constitutional destiny, it will not be the fault of a few corrupt politicians, it will be our fault.

Our forefathers had the will, the determination and the courage to live free at any cost. Do we?

Thanks to those forefathers and all who have sacrificed for freedom and liberty since, we need not abolish anything. We need only alter our current form of government, removing from it the despots who have turned away from our constitutional republican form to a despotic democracy in which they believe that 51% of the voters have the right and authority to run roughshod over the other 49%.

Article IV – Section IV of the US Constitution reads in part – “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion;”

Yet today, our federal government thinks it is a despotic democracy, free to invade the states and infringe upon both states and individual rights at will. This alone is a direct violation of the US Constitution and the form of government guaranteed to every state and every citizen. 

As our federal government received all power from the people, it has no authority to act at odds with the people and every legal American citizen has the legal standing to call them out on it, according to the constitution.

There can be no doubt about what the American people must do. Only two questions remain…

1.      How will they do it?
2.      Will they have the courage to do it?

If the judicial branch no longer operates under its constitutional authority, it must come down. If the executive branch no longer operates within its constitutional authority, it must come down. If the legislative branch no longer provides constitutional oversight of the other two branches, it too must come down.

Because our forefathers did it right, we can do this peacefully, if only we have the good sense and courage to do so. If we do not, eventually, our government will force us to internal war. They will fire the first shot. 

America’s future will be decided by the American people. How long will they wait, what are they willing to endure, before they make that decision?

Evil can prevail only when good people do nothing to stop it. We must simply act constitutionally, peacefully and united. If we do, then the evil we face today is no match. If we don’t, then we will be responsible for forfeiting our destiny. It’s all up to us!
As I write this piece, the US Supreme Court has issued a wholly unconstitutional ruling against DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) in favor of a homosexual’s right to alter the definition of marriage which dates back to biblical times. They refused to even weigh in on a statewide mandate of, by and for the people outlawing homosexual marriage in California. In other words, they acted as a despotic nine member oligarchy of unaccountable rulers, rather than a high court guided by constitutional law.

Where does the US Constitution give nine unelected and unaccountable political tools of the Oval Office such massive power? The court has no such power.

If we the people don’t stop this, nobody will!
JB Williams

JB Williams is a writer on matters of history and American politics with more than 3000 pieces published over a twenty-year span. He has a decidedly conservative reverence for the Charters of Freedom, the men and women who have paid the price of freedom and liberty for all, and action oriented real-time solutions for modern challenges. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, a researcher, writer and a business owner. He is co-founder of action organizations The United States Patriots Union, a civilian parent organization for The Veteran Defenders of America. He is also co-founder of The North American Law Center, a citizen run investigative legal research and activism organization preparing to take on American's greatest legal battles. Williams receives mail at:

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling: Stigmatization of America ... Douglas Gibbs

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling: Stigmatization of America

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Throughout the United States, gay marriage proponents are celebrating, proclaiming that the Supreme Court's rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8 has made the legalization of gay marriage the law of the land.  They are now aiming at ensuring that gay couples may receive full marriage benefits in each of the 50 States.  The problem is, the courts did not rule that gay marriage is constitutional, in the case of the Proposition 8 case.  They ruled that the defenders of Proposition 8 had no standing.

As for DOMA, it was unconstitutional in the first place.  Marriage is not an issue the federal government has the authority to be involved in.  There is no place in the Constitution that gives the federal government authority over marriage, so in line with the Tenth Amendment, that would make it a State issue.  My argument, however, has always been, "Why is government involved in marriage in the first place?"

A friend of mine told me that government involvement in marriage began in The South after the civil war to keep white women from marrying non-white men.  Federal involvement began in the 1930s, when the necessity to decide what will happen to benefits like Social Security became an issue.

The questions over legal standing, or constitutional authorities, are not the reality of what these rulings are all about, however.  As always, when it comes to the liberal left, things are not always what they seem.  The claim that this is a civil rights issue, and that all the homosexual community wants is equal rights, is an illusion.  Like everything else associated with the progressives of the Democrat Party, the aim is politically motivated.  The goal is less about securing rights, and more about the elimination of all opposition.  The call for gay marriage is about destroying marriage.  The call for gay rights is about silencing the opposition.  The call for homosexual marriage to be a constitutional right is all about the destruction of Christianity.

Supreme Court support is only a small step towards the ultimate goals of the homosexual agenda.  I fully expect gay couples to begin visiting the more conservative churches, demanding that they marry them, and when these churches refuse to, for these couples to take a legal stance and sue the churches for denying them their constitutional right to be married.  The IRS will begin to revoke the non-profit status of churches for daring to preach on homosexuality.  The gay community calls marriage a right, so that they may use it as a weapon to deny the religious rights of those that dare to oppose them.  They are commanding that the government recognize their sexual perversion as normal, for their "loving relationship" to be recognized by the law, tossing aside God, and setting in their sights anyone that dares to use religion as a tool to oppose them.

The language used by the majority opinion was not about the law, but about a political agenda.  The liberal justices, and Justice Kennedy, ruled against traditional marriage not based on law, but on their rage against those that dare oppose gay marriage.  With that kind of language, what the High Court did was demonize anyone that dares support traditional marriage.  The liberal justices arrived at their decision not based on the rule of law, but because of what they think of opponents of homosexual marriage.  Justice Scalia, in his dissenting opinion, recognized that the antics of the left in the Supreme Court makes the court no different from any venue in this country where people argue.  Their hatred for conservatives drove their ruling.  The ruling had nothing to do with the rule of law, and everything to do with hardball politics.

So what happens now?  What is going to become of our society now that the homosexual agenda has obtained this legal victory?  Yes, I know that they will now target religious institutions, and sue these institutions for daring to refuse to bend over backwards for the gay mob - but what will be the long term effects on our society?

Polygamy groups, and pedophiles, are already calling for similar treatment.  "It's our turn," they are saying.  Once a barrier is broken, and the envelope is pushed, it doesn't stop.  Degradation always progresses, it gets worse, and once moral standards are removed, great civilizations collapse from within.  Wrong becomes right until no standards exist at all, and then the society is unable to move forward - because it stands for nothing.

The gay agenda's culture war will now engage in a battle against those that support traditionalism, claiming their "hatred" is no different than Jim Crow laws.  The opposition to homosexuality will be ridiculed into silence, and the courts will be utilized to force all of those "haters" into compliance.  First, all churches will be forced to perform gay marriages.  Then, they will be forced to hire gay Sunday School teachers to lead the children.  Then, the Bible will be considered as being hate speech, and The Liberal Left will do what it can to drive the final nails into what they hope will be a dying church - just as Communist Russia did, just as Communist China did, and just as every other anti-God dictatorial tyranny in history.

According to Brian Camenker, what happens next is easy to predict, because the model has already established itself, in Massachusetts.  Same-sex marriage becomes a "hammer" to force acceptance and normalization of homosexuality on everyone.

In California, and Massachusetts, teaching homosexuality in only the best light is now law, and we can expect similar laws to appear in the other States.  Our children, despite our objections, will be taught to celebrate homosexuality.  They will be exposed to the agenda through lectures, literature, and lesson plans.  The children will be reprimanded if they dare think in opposition of the gay agenda.  The teaching will dig all the way down to early elementary years, and the lessons will include discussions about gay sex, and intercourse aids such as sex toys.

Parents that dare speak out in disagreement will be treated with hostility.

The goal is to ensure the children let go of the traditional model of the family unit they may have been taught by their parents, thus destroying in our society the biblical definition of family.  The children will be told that same-sex couples are just another kind of family, just like their own parents.

As pointed out by Mr. Camenker, in Massachusetts, when a parent of a kindergartner calmly refused to leave a school meeting unless officials agreed to notify him when discussing homosexuality or transgenderism with his son, the school had him arrested and jailed overnight.
When second graders at the same school were read a book about two men who fall in love and marry each other, ending with a picture of them kissing, parents Robb and Robin Wirthlin complained.  They were told that the school had no obligation to notify them or allow them to opt their child out.
In 2007 a federal judge ruled that because of "gay marriage" in Massachusetts, parents have no rights regarding the teaching of homosexual relationships in schools.  Once homosexuality clears the legality hurdle, the teaching establishment believes the school has a duty to normalize homosexual relationships to children; and schools have no obligation to notify parents or let them opt out their children. Acceptance of homosexuality will then become a matter of good citizenship, and dissent will become criminal.

The liberal left, behind the shield of the courts and political correctness, are telling you the schools have a duty to portray homosexual relationships as normal to children, despite what parents think or believe, and resistance is futile.

Brian Camenker wrote that after gay marriage was legalized in Massachusetts, school libraries radically changed. School libraries across the state, from elementary school to high school, now have expanding shelves of books to normalize homosexual behavior and "lifestyle" in the minds of kids, some of them quite explicit and even pornographic. Parents' complaints are ignored or met with hostility.

Kids are going to be taught that homosexuality is not a sexual behavior, but a great civil rights victory, and that someday people will look back and wonder how it was that anyone could think otherwise.

"Gay days" in schools are considered necessary to fight "intolerance" against same-sex relationships. Hundreds of high schools and middle schools across Massachusetts, according to Mr. Camenker, now hold "gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender days." Combating "homophobia" is a top priority, and the schools will not only "celebrate" homosexual marriage, but are already moving to promote other behaviors such as cross-dressing and transsexuality.

In Massachusetts, as a result of the indoctrination, parents are losing their kids to The State, and more children in Massachusetts are self-identifying as "gay." 

The gay agenda, on the heels of their Supreme Court victory, will also utilize health services and hospitals to forward their agenda.  In Massachusetts, nearly every major Boston hospital has become an active supporter of the radical homosexual movement. This includes marching in the "Gay Pride" parades, holding homosexual events, and putting on numerous "gay health"-related seminars.

In his article on the subject, Brian Camenker discussed a story about a major Boston hospital that threatened to fire a physician when he objected to its promotion of homosexual behavior. In 2011 a prominent physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston -- a large Harvard-affiliated hospital -- objected to the hospital being involved with "Gay Pride" activities. He also pointed out to his superiors the medical health risks of homosexuality, and said that he and others at the hospital considered homosexual acts to be unnatural and immoral. The hospital then threatened to fire him, telling him that same-sex marriage is "legal" and that his comments constituted "harassment and discrimination." After a "hearing" he was allowed to keep his job, but was told to apologize and to keep his opinions on these matters to himself.

Dissent in that case was frowned upon.  Now that the Supreme Court has ruled as it has, any opinion that is in opposition to homosexuality will become criminal on a national level.

Businesses and insurance companies will also be forced to accept the homosexual agenda.  Employees in businesses will be able to be fired for expressing religious objections to same-sex "marriage." In 2009, a deputy manager at a Brookstone store in Boston was fired from his job for mentioning his belief to another manager who had kept bringing up the subject with him that day. Brookstone's letter of termination (quoted on local TV news) said his comment was "inappropriate" because "in the State of Massachusetts, same-sex marriage is legal."

The wedding industry will be forced to comply on all levels.  Wedding photographers, halls, caterers, etc., must accept same-sex marriage events or be held liable for discrimination.
In Massachusetts, businesses are often "tested" for tolerance by homosexual activists. Groups of homosexual activists go into restaurants or bars and publicly kiss and fondle each other to test whether the establishment demonstrates sufficient "equality" - now that homosexual marriage is "legal." Then they report "tolerance violators" to authorities, and businesses can be fined and punished. In fact, more and more overt displays of homosexual affection are seen in public places across the state to reinforce "marriage equality."  This will become the norm nationwide as the gay agenda works to force all businesses into compliance with the acceptance of homosexuality.

The Massachusetts Bar Exam now tests lawyers on their knowledge of same-sex marriage "law." In 2007, a Boston man failed the Massachusetts bar exam because he refused to answer a question about homosexual marriage.
In many firms, lawyers in Massachusetts practicing family law must now attend seminars on homosexual "marriage." Issues regarding homosexual "families" are now firmly entrenched in the Massachusetts legal system.

Camenker goes on to write that in the year after the "gay marriage" ruling, the Massachusetts' adoption and foster care workers went through a massive indoctrination on "LGBT youth awareness." We will now see the same nationally, as well.  The emphasis will be, as in Massachusetts, that those working with children must be trained that homosexuality (and transgenderism) are normal. At one session, the trainer announced that the new motto is, "To tolerate is an assault; you have to accept" this behavior.
Homosexual "married" couples in Massachusetts can demand to be allowed to adopt children - through any agency - including religious agencies.  The same will happen nationwide.

As in Massachusetts, gay events will also become more prominent in the public square.

As we have seen in other places where gay marriage has been made legal, the real targets become religious institutions, and more specifically, anyone or anything associated with Christianity.  Like Brian Camenker states happened in Massachusetts, nationally the trend will become the norm as Churches and religious people are targeted, demonized, harassed and threatened, with no punishment for the perpetrators.

If any of these religious institutions hold events promoting traditional beliefs, they will be targets of militant retribution by homosexual activists, and the gay activists will be treated with immunity from the law, as Cemenker states they are being treated in Massachusetts.  Christians, however, have been, and will be, arrested and fined for daring to disagree with the homosexual agenda.

The following examples by Brian Camenker provide a chilling reality of what we will begin to see on a national level in the near future:

In 2012 someone threatened to burn down a Catholic Church in Acushnet which posted the words "Two men are friends, not spouses" on its outdoor sign. The church immediately received a flood of profane phone calls. At least one person threatened to burn down the church. An activist nailed a sign to church's fence saying, "Spread love not hate." Activists staged a protest outside of the Sunday Mass to intimidate parishioners with a sign saying, "It is legal for two men or women to be spouses." Neither the police nor the District Attorney pursued the threats as a hate crime or other offense.
In 2010 a Catholic elementary school balked at letting a lesbian couple enroll their son. As a result, the school was excoriated in the media and even by the local liberal state representative as "discriminatory." The privately-run Catholic Schools Foundation then threatened to withhold funding to the school unless it relented. The Archdiocese eventually backed down and the school reversed its policy.
In 2009 angry homosexual activists terrorized the Park Street Church in Boston while it was holding an ex-gay religious training session inside. They demonstrated next to the doors and windows with signs, screaming homosexual slogans. One of them held a bullhorn against the window outside the meeting, bellowing at the participants inside. Police did nothing to stop them, even though they were standing inside the historic cemetery adjacent to the church.
In 2006 dozens of screaming homosexual activists drowned out the speakers at an outdoor pro-marriage rally in Worcester organized by Catholic Vote, yelling "Bigots" and disgusting chants. Police did not stop them, even though the rally had a permit. When one of the rioters rushed the stage and started shouting, a rally organizer tried to lead her to the side. She subsequently sued that organizer for assault! He went through a four-day trial and was acquitted by a jury. But no charges were filed against any of the rioters.
In 2006 a group of homosexual activists with signs taunted and screamed at people entering and leaving the Tremont Temple Baptist Church in downtown Boston, which was holding a nationally televised pro-marriage event inside.
In 2005 hundreds of homosexual activists terrorized the Tremont Temple Baptist Church with makeshift coffins, screaming obscenities through loudspeakers as the national pro-family group Focus on the Family held a religious conference inside. The crowd was so threatening that attendees could not leave the church for the lunch break. The Boston riot police stood in front of the church doors, but did nothing to disperse the protesters who were also completely blocking the street.
Hardly a sign of freedom in the United States.  The homosexual agenda has made it clear that they can disagree with you about what you believe, but if you dare disagree with them you will called names, stigmatized, and ridiculed into silence.  With the recent Supreme Court decision, now they will also be able to use the law to force you into silence.

The gay agenda is oppressive, working to force its beliefs upon you whether you like it, or not.  They have gained the support of activist judges, the media, the entertainment industry, the public schools system, the collegiate educational system, and liberal politicians.  The gay agenda plans to use that support to impose their sexual behavior on the citizens of the United States, whether you like it, or not.  The small percentage of Americans that call themselves gay are largely not in this fight in order to claim the right to marry.  Homosexuality is not historically a monogamous community.  The gay lobby is not in this fight so that they can win their civil rights, or because marriage is actually that important to them.  Theirs is a battle to kill any opposition to their behavior, to force justification, and to destroy any and all opposition.

They wish to force upon America their agenda, to force you to accept it - otherwise, you will be silenced, and ultimately destroyed.

They have achieved through the Supreme Court the stigmatization of America, and disagreement is now criminal, and will be silence.

Our response?

Now is the time to really make noise.

This is not about whether or not a group should have rights, but whether or not they should be allowed to deny the rights of anyone who dares to oppose them.  I, for one, don't plan to have my right to disagree with their agenda taken away from my under the force of law.

Whatever happened to the liberal claim: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"?

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Christians Now: Enemies of the Human Race - John McTernan's Insights

Pedophiles want same rights as homosexuals - Northern Colorado Gazette

Douglas V. Gibbs
Doug is a longtime Internet radio host, conservative political activist, writer and commentator; he is the host of Constitution Radio and teaches weekly classes on the Constitution in Southern California. Follow him @douglasvgibbs. 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Climate Alarmism’s 10,000 Commandments ... Paul Driessen

Climate Alarmism’s 10,000 Commandments    
EPA fiats threaten American lives, livelihoods, living standards and life spans 

Paul Driessen


The United States will “do more,” before it’s “too late” to prevent “dangerous” global warming, President Obama told Berliners last week. If Congress won’t act, he will, by regulating carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, increasing subsidies and reduce environmental overview for wind and solar projects on federal lands, and issuing other rules that will adversely affect economic growth and job creation.

Indeed, his Environmental Protection Agency is already devising new rules that will sharply curtail carbon dioxide emissions, by regulating thousands of facilities that use hydrocarbon energy – and thus ultimately almost everything Americans make, grow, ship, eat and do.

However, the manmade global warming “disasters” exist only in computer models and assertions by scientists who are addicted to billions in government Climate Armageddon grants. Moreover, the “preventative measures” are far worse than the disasters EPA claims to be preventing.

Even the most diehard alarmists have finally recognized that average global temperatures have hardly budged since 1997, even as atmospheric levels of plant-fertilizing CO2 climbed steadily. For many areas, the past winter was among the coldest in decades; the USA and Britain just recorded one their coldest springs on record; and satellite data show that Earth has actually cooled slightly since 2002.

The frequency and severity of hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and droughts are no different from observed trends and cycles over the last century. 2012 set records for the fewest strong tornadoes since 1954 and the number of years with no category 3 or higher hurricane making US landfall. (The vicious tornadoes of recent weeks underscore how quickly the weather can swing back to normal patterns.) Arctic sea ice is within a few percentage points of “normal” levels for the past fifty years, and the rate of sea level rise is not accelerating.

These facts completely contradict computer model predictions and alarmist claims. Moreover, as Climategate and numerous studies have shown, the “science” behind EPA’s ruling that carbon dioxide “endangers” human health and welfare is conjectural, manufactured, manipulated and even fraudulent.

EPA is supposed to protect our environment, health and welfare. Instead, it “safeguards” us from exaggerated or illusory risks – by issuing mountains of costly, intrusive regulations that endanger our health, well-being and wildlife far more than any reasonably foreseeable effects from climate change.

This accumulation of anti-hydrocarbon restrictions and penalties is putting EPA in control of nearly every aspect of our lives. Fuel, compliance and business costs will soar. Companies will be forced to outsource work to other countries, reduce work forces, shift people to part-time status, or close their doors.

Poor and minority families will be unable to heat and cool their homes properly, pay their rent or mortgage, buy clothing and medicine, take vacations, pay their bills, give to charity, and save for college and retirement.

With twelve million Americans already out of work, and another eight million working multiple lower-paying, part-time jobs, EPA’s global warming and 1,920 other rules over the past four years translate into unprecedented sleep deprivation, lower economic and educational status, and soaring anxiety and stress. That will mean greater risk of strokes and heart attacks; higher incidences of depression, alcohol, drug, spousal and child abuse; more suicides; and declining overall life expectancy.

EPA’s new 54.5 mpg fuel efficiency standards will force more people into smaller, lighter, less safe cars – causing thousands of needless additional serious injuries and deaths every year – in the name of preventing illusory climate and oil and gas depletion crises.

Federal regulators use the same phony climate change and energy depletion arguments to justify letting wind turbine operators slaughter millions of birds and bats every year – including bald and golden eagles, hawks, condors and whooping cranes. They continue to promote and subsidize $50-per-gallon biofuels, to replace oil and natural gas that the world still has in abundance – thanks to new exploration, drilling and production technologies. This focus on biofuels also means more rainforests and other wildlife habitats are being cut down in the name of “renewable” energy.

EPA and President Obama never consider any of this, in calculating the supposed “benefits” of their onerous regulations. They refuse to recognize that their hysterical claims of climate cataclysms are increasingly indefensible. They ignore the damage that their heavy-handed rules impose on our health, welfare and environmental quality.

EPA finds, punishes and even targets anyone who violates any of its ten thousand commandments, even inadvertently. The agency’s climate change actions, however, are not inadvertent. They are deliberate, and their effects are harmful and far reaching. They will affect every American and 100% of our economy. 

And yet, these increasingly powerful bureaucrats – who seek and acquire ever more control over our lives – remain faceless, nameless, unelected and unaccountable. They operate largely behind closed doors, issuing regulations and arranging sweetheart “sue and settle” legal actions with radical environmentalist groups, to advance ideological agendas, without regard for their impacts on our lives, livelihoods, living standards, health, welfare and environment.

They know that, for them, there is rarely any real transparency, accountability or consequences – even for gross stupidity, major screw-ups, flagrant abuses or deliberate harm.

We need to save our environment from environmentalists and EPA – and safeguard our liberties, living standards and lives against the arrogance of too-powerful politicians and bureaucrats. How we achieve this, while protecting our lives and environment from real risks, is one of the greatest challenges we face.

Paul Driessen is senior policy advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow and author of Eco-Imperialism: Green power - Black death.

© Paul Driessen * June 20, 2013

Published in the Washington Times, Monday, June 24, 2013

Wind Power Lunacy ... Alan Caruba

Wind Power Lunacy

By Alan Caruba

Can you love nature when it is covered with wind turbines? Or solar panels?

Putting aside the scientific, engineering, and economic idiocy behind the use of wind turbines and solar panels to generate less than three percent of the electricity used nationwide—or that, if the wind is not blowing and the sun not shining, electrical energy must be supplied by back-up traditional coal, natural gas, nuclear and hydroelectric plants.

My personal objection to wind power is the sheer ugliness of these devices. The notion of covering hillsides and plains with them is an offence to the land—to the nature Greens profess to love—and to the many thousands of birds they slaughter every year.

I can’t prove it, but I suspect that the only reason we have any wind energy, i.e. windmills and solar panels, anywhere in the U.S. is a combination of the huge propaganda power of the Greens, bribery, the stupidity and chicanery of politicians, and the gullibility of people who actually believe that wind—which does not blow all the time—is a rational source of power generation.

Suffice to say, the wind power industry would not exist without state government mandates for its use, federal tax credits, and the deafening silence of environmentalists who want to save every species on Earth with the exception of the wind turbine's slaughter of a million of eagles, hawks, geese, bats, and other flying creatures every year.

The cliché is that great minds think alike and recently there have been a spate of editorials and commentaries, all coincidently written by colleagues of mine. One of them is Dr. Jay Lehr, the science director of The Heartland Institute, for which I am a policy advisor along with others with far more impressive credentials than my own as a longtime science and business writer. On June 17, The Wall Street Journal published Dr. Lehr’s commentary, “The Rationale for Wind Power Won’t Fly.”

“After decades of federal subsidies—almost $24 billion according to a recent estimate by former U.S. Senator Phil Gramm—nowhere in the United States, or anywhere else, has an array of wind turbines replaced a single conventional power plant.” Dr. Lehr inferentially raises the question of why any nation would spend that kind of money without receiving sufficient and equivalent electrical power. It is a very good question.

As Dr. Lehr noted, “It’s known to everybody in the industry that a wind turbine will generate electricity 30% of the time—but it’s impossible to predict when that time will be.” There are about 24,000 of these hideous machines according to the American Wind Energy Association and, given their lobbying, that number could double in the next decade. They will still not produce sufficient electricity—let alone predictable and constant electricity—for a small city.

Neither wind nor solar power will provide sufficient electrical energy. This begs the question why they even exist.

The short answer is that wind and solar have been sold to the public (which pays more for the electricity they produce) as not producing “greenhouse gas emissions” that are blamed for a global warming which is not happening, but the main gas, carbon dioxide, is vital to all life on Earth, being the “food” for all plant life, much of which we consume as crops such as wheat, corn, and rice. As a demonstration of the idiocy and hypocrisy of environmentalists, huge quantities of corn are, by government mandate, converted to ethanol—moonshine—that must be added to gasoline.

Another colleague, Rich Kozlovich, has a commentary in circulation that asks why the “Precautionary Principle” that is beloved by the Greens is not applied to wind turbines. Rich quoted another colleague of mine, CFACT’s Paul Driessen, “The Precautionary Principle insists that no new technology should be permitted until it can be shown that it will pose no threat to human health or the environment.” If fully applied, humanity would be denied another medication, chemical, or technological innovation.

“The hard reality is that the green movement does not care about facts, wildlife or humans,” says Kozlovich, “and logical consistency is totally alien to them…Green elites ‘know’ what is best for all of humanity,”

I doubt he will get the plaudits and recognition he deserves, but Dr. John Droz, Jr., a physicist, has devoted his knowledge to providing the best collection of scientific date available regarding the futility and stupidity of wind power. Dr. Droz has a website where you can learn the FACTS about wind power or you can Google his name to find his many excellent articles on the subject.

I have cited some of those facts, as has Dr. Lehr, Paul Driessen, and Rich Kozlovich, but it does not take an advanced degree in physics or any other science to grasp why constructing thousands of wind turbines to produce a miniscule amount of electricity has been one of the most idiotic enterprises to emerge from the vast global warming/climate change hoax.

Instead, we live in a nation whose president insists that climate change is the greatest threat to mankind and who is devoting the powers of government to shut down coal-fired plants, deter exploration and extraction of energy reserves on lands owned by the federal government, delaying the construction of a new pipeline, and the construction of new nuclear facilities. One of his suggestions for power generation is algae, pond scum.

© Alan Caruba, 2013

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Friday, June 28, 2013

The Descending Darkness of Obamacare ... J. D. Longstreet

The Descending Darkness of Obamacare
"Waiting for the Stars to Shine Through"
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet


Back in March of 2005, I wrote the following:  “National Health Care is a Socialist dream.  It is also a Conservative’s worst nightmare.”   Americans are about to wake up “to," not “from," that nightmare!

Now, if you really want the government to have control of your life, I mean every facet of your life, then a National Healthcare program is EXACTLY what you want!  If, on the other hand, you want to preserve your freedom, then a national healthcare program is the last thing on this earth you want.

We are, of course, referring to Obamacare, which is now the law of the land.

Look, “womb to tomb healthcare” has so many strings attached that it isn’t worth the hassle , the increase in taxes, and the decrease in the quality of health care that has already begun as a result of the most intrusive government program ever devised by the mind of man.

Already, the damage done to the world’s premier healthcare system has been devastating.  The money saving schemes sold to corporations to reduce that corporation’s expenditure on it’s employees group healthcare programs, of many varieties, has devastated healthcare in the US.

Once, just a few short years ago, the US healthcare system was the envy of the world. No nation on this planet enjoyed the quality of healthcare as did Americans.  That is no longer the case. The US healthcare system has fallen far down the list from the number one position it held a decade, or two, ago.

But, if you happen to suffer from a chronic disease and require frequent medical attention, you already know that.  In my case, I have required 80 some odd hospitalizations since 1965.  Doctor’s office visits for me run about one or more a month or six weeks.  Now, during all those years of experience with doctors and hospitals I have been in an unenviable position, which enabled me to observe the decline of healthcare in this country.

These days hospitals and doctor’s offices run patients through the system at a rate, which approximates that of a downhill bobsled run!

Patients wait in the doctor’s waiting room for an hour to have the privilege of spending 5 or 6  minutes with your doctor.  Does anyone actually expect even the country’s best doctors to be able to accurately diagnose an illness in five minutes? Sure, things like a cold, the flue, etc. But a serious illness is going to be missed.  If the patient insists there is something seriously wrong, then the patient is hit with a battery of tests that cost in the thousands of dollars and yet depend upon the trained eye of the specialist to interpret.  It becomes a circus.

Hospitals are sending patients home “quicker and sicker” than ever before.  In my case the same illness used to require ten days to two weeks of hospital time -- plus 30 days of recovery at home before I could return to work.In the last decade, or so, the same illness requires a hospital stay of three days, four days tops!  What has changed?  The way, in which, the insurance companies pay the hospitals.  These days a hospital is forced to move patients through their system and continuously bring new patients in, and through, the system, at as fast a pace as is possible in order to stay profitable.  Non-profits have to do it to remain open.  It reminds one of the necessity of a shark to maintain forward motion in order to "breathe" and maintain life.

As a result the emphasis, in the American healthcare system today, has shifted from the care of the patient… to the viability of the practice as a business, or the hospital as a business.  The quality of care, for the patient, is nowhere near what it was just 20 years ago.

Now, the dark forces of the American Left have arranged to have the government deliver your healthcare.  That sound you hear is the “death knell” of the American healthcare system.

Back in March of 2005, I wrote the following:

“National Health Insurance” is one of the primary tools used by a government to control her people.  That alone is enough for me to be whole-heartedly against it.

Now, lets get something straight… I believe the health insurance companies, in America, deserve what they get.  They have been, in my opinion, abusing their subscribers for entirely too long.  Rates have risen thru the roof at an undeservedly fast pace.  Sure medical costs have gone up, but not at the percentages your insurance premiums have gone up.  This has to stop.  But National Health Care is a cure worse than the disease.

More government in our lives is more than just a little bit scary.  Once National Healthcare is implemented, and don’t get me wrong, I believe some form will be, your life will be under the control of the administrators of that insurance. 

For Instance, lets say you have an obesity problem.  You have developed a heart problem as a result of the obesity.  You need treatment for your heart. National Health Care says: “OK, we will not pay for the heart treatment until you lose weight”.    Or, they provide all citizens with a chart, approved by the FDA, of the “Approved Foods” all citizens should eat.  They make it clear that if you cannot show proof of having ingested those “approved” foods, on a regular basis, also decided by them, you Health Insurance is no good.  You will not receive treatment.

Or, another example, you may be allowed to have one child only.  It must be a boy. (See China.)  If you choose to have another baby, after the approved ONE, the costs will come out of your pocket.  Get the picture?

Now, this does not take into account the reduced quality of care we will receive from the medical community.  Their hearts will not be it.  After 8 years. or so, in school, to learn their profession -- and they -- will become “salaried government employees”.  Need I say more?

The left is hell-bent on imposing such a system on the citizens of this country.  That is another reason we must refuse them power, ever again, in the Congress.  At least in numbers large enough to affect legislation.

National health care is a socialist's dream.  It is also a Conservative’s worst nightmare. 

We must be on our guard, for some form of national health care is about to raise its ugly head in the nation’s legislature.  It is time for conservatives to exercise their power and stop it in its tracks as we did the “Clinton Care” attempt in the ‘90s.

Lets get it done."SOURCE:  INSIGHT on Freedom:

That was written in March of 2005. Some eighteen months after its publication the democrats had control of the Congress.  Their goal was to bring socialist change to this country. They did that as quickly as they could before the American electorate had recovered from the shock of the election.

Let’s face it.  The America my generation grew up with, a global super power, a nation that could not fail… because it did not believe in failure, a nation that had a vision unlimited even by the sky, is gone.  What we are left with is a defeated, deflated, depressed, democrat socialist country, with its core slowly rotting away. 

Obamacare, the national healthcare system we warned America of, will prove to be the last nail in the coffin of a proud, independent, and free, America.

Those Americans among us, who still value freedom, must continue to fight Obamacare even unto our last breath. We must ignore the laughter, the smirks, the out and out denigration from the left and maintain our drive toward repealing Obamacare.

We have been leaderless in the Congress for a long time now.  Now there appears HOPE on the political horizon!

Thank Providence, a leader SEEMS to be morphing from the ranks of the young conservatives who were sent to Washington to stop the backwards slide and the leftward tilt of the GOP, which had seemed dead set on suicide for many long months.
I hesitate to even mention the name of this human "catalyst" for fear that I will be disappointed once again. But I can tell you this:  He has an Hispanic name, is of Cuban extraction, born in Canada, lives in Texas (Where else?), is a lawyer, and is now a junior Senator, who, for all intents and purposes, is powerless -- and yet -- has the power to strike fear in the hearts of the democrats, the entire left, much of the GOP, liberal republicans, the leftist media, and -- a "slew" of conservatives who fear that he is NOT legally qualified to be a candidate for President of the United States.  

I know it appears hopeless. I continue to remind myself -- from deep inside the moribund democratic cloak of darkness smothering freedom in the USA literally "to death," -- that "It must be dark before one can see the stars."

Well, it sure as heck IS dark!  Is that pinprick of light in our darkness a star we see, or is it the brilliant blase of a penny match at the apex of its short but fiery existence?  The answer is yet to be determined. 

                                                                           © J. D. Longstreet

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Obama's New Crisis: Global Warming ... J. D. Longstreet

Obama's New Crisis:  Global Warming
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

Ever since Obama's swearing in the US has lurched from one crisis to another, ever off kilter, never quite getting a grasp of the real situation, rushed toward an Obama sponsored answer to a problem that we are not quite sure actually IS a problem to begin with.

This, dear reader, is a methodology as old as con men.
And who can dispute we have a world class con man splendidly hunkered down in the Oval Office of the US government?

For the past four-and-a-half years the whole country has been subject to a good old-fashioned "bum's rush" by Obama and his Progressive/Marxist/Socialist minions. It has been well planned, well orchestrated and well played, for the most part, by the legions of experts at Obama's beck and call.   As a result America has something we call "Obamacare" a form of socialized medicine that has already begun to deconstruct the
world's finest healthcare system in favor of a slide back to the days when doctor's danced around the bedside of the sick waving feathers, blowing smoke, and shaking gourds containing a few loose grains of sand, some dried beans, and an okra seed or two to enhance the, er, music, with which the healing spirits are summoned from that night sky galaxy containing the campfires of the dead.  It's all very "Hollywoodish," but not very effective at healing the sick and/or the wounded.

Currently, even as I write, Obama and his henchmen are ramming a so-called Immigration Reform bill through the Congress.  Most of America is reeling from the  lightening like speed with which the bill is moving.   It is ONLY 1200 pages of new law, yet practically nobody has actually read the accursed thing -- but -- they are going to vote to pass that piece of garbage into law. (At least the Senate is expected to pass immigration reform.  The House of Representatives MAY NOT.)

And already, the initial steps are being set up, and played out just outside the spotlight, to ram through the next big Obama nocturnal emission -- saving the world from Global Warming.

Never mind that there is no such thing as Global Warming.  That doesn't matter, you see. It's just more of the same --  a continuing, all encompassing,  power grab by the "progressive overlords of the USA."         

Just as Obamacare was so carefully designed by its creators to fail, so will be the new war on global warming.  Both are crafty "herding" and "shepherding" machinations intended to drive great masses of Americans into the arms of government for succor.   Obamacare is, of course, intended to eventually become a single payer, one hundred percent, government run healthcare program -- just as soon as the current iteration crashes and burns and the voters demand something to replace it. 

Obama's war of global warming is something else altogether, but it, too, is designed to regulate practically every aspect of your life.  Put the two together -- Obamacare and the WGW (War on Global Warming) and the end result is a people totally dependent upon the government for their day to day existence.  We are describing a dictatorship, here -- a Marxist/Socialist/Communist dictatorship -- where the USA used to reside.

Obama's Ministry of Propaganda, otherwise known as the Mainstream Media, has already taken its cue and  pranced to center stage with a myriad of stories, articles, features, and pubic service announcements assuring us of the imminent end of the world due to man's polluting the globe with his existence upon it.  You can expect this avalanche of global warming propaganda to only become deeper -- and more insistent -- as Obama nears a launching day for his proposed laws to save mankind from himself.

"Not only has our planet stopped warming, but we may be headed toward a vast cooling period."  SOURCE:

Read the next paragraph slowly and digest it carefully:

"New data shows that in fact the Earth has not warmed at all over the last 15 years. In fact, the Daily Mail reports that the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit, after taking data from nearly 30,000 stations around the world, have found that the earth stopped warming in 1997. The report suggests we are headed toward a new solar cycle, Cycle 25, which NASA scientists have predicted will be significantly cooler than Cycle 24 which we are in now. This data largely contradicts the accepted theory among the public that carbon dioxide pollution is causing global warming and even proposes that we are actually heading toward global cooling."  SOURCE:

(We recommend you read the entire article at here: )

When the big push begins and Obama's troops take to the field to convince Americans that global warming is not only real but WE are the cause of it, we will be exposed to the greatest up-ending of truth ever experienced by man.  That which is truth will become a lie and that which is a lie will become the truth.

Fore warned is fore armed.  We know it is coming. We also know that too much of our legislative branch of the government is weak-kneed enough that they will present no barrier, no impediment, at all, to implementation of Obama's scheme to regulate the freedom of Americans into oblivion. 

Consider this:  "Since 1998, 31,000 scientists have signed a petition agreeing with the fact that there is no scientific evidence or consensus that man-made global warming exists while the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has the support of only 2,500 scientists. Yet, for some reason it is accepted that global warming is scientifically undeniable."  SOURCE:

Why, do you suppose, so much of the world has bought into the lie that is global warming?  Could it be there's something else going here, I mean -- other than climatology and meteorology?

© J. D. Longstreet

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