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Thoughts on the Coming Election

The Progressives in both parties may be the establishment now but they have always been and continue to be revolutionaries seeking to turn the American dream into a socialist nightmare.

Since the 1890s the Progressives have worked to change our American Experiment from a federal republic operating on democratic principles that recognized our God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness into a democracy where the government grants rights and pursues its own happiness.

Inch by inch, step by step they have worked to change one aspect and then another until today the cacophony of minute changes has become a centrally-planned federally orchestrated symphony playing Hail to the Chief.

We have transitioned from federal republic into an imperial bureaucracy controlled by a Chicago-raised Alinsky-style outfit determined to reduce us to abject obedience. This is the direct result of an education system captured by the Progressives delivering generations of uninformed voters and of the entitlement society delivering a near majority of citizens who get more than they give from the federal trough.

This should be no surprise to anyone. A country once famous for the political engagement of its citizens has raised generations on the dictum that neither religion nor politics were the subject of polite debate. The culture of media-hyped sports addiction and hedonistic indulgence has produced millions who know more about their favorite team or about the latest fashion than about their own government.

I don’t know about you but I’m so tired of being lectured by people who get their news from Fallon, Letterman, Colbert, or the Daily Show that I have all but stopped speaking of anything of substance with most people. We have all developed ways to identify fellow patriots. We listen for anyone to say anything that will give us an indication that here is another American who realizes where we are and from where we have fallen. Then we have great conversations, comparing observations and trying to encourage each other that the United States as we have known it will survive four more years of America’s Chavez.

Often I wonder, are we just singing to the choir, lighting a candle in the dark, or sticking our thumb in the dyke? Will our clandestine discussions on the fringes of a complacent society make any difference? Or are we merely whistling in the wind as our beloved country changes forever into the dead letters of a living constitution?

We have to admit that the Progressives have out maneuvered and out organized those dedicated to limited government. They have turned the world upside down. They captured the Corporations Once Known as the Main Stream Media turning them into a propaganda arm dedicated to suppressing the truth and giving the government party all the cover they need to do anything they want. They radically empowered the federal bureaucracy ceding it powers granted to Congress to set policy and make law. This red-tape machine has grown to become the largest organization in the world. It is ever-expanding and filled with career people dedicated to enlarging their private kingdoms and increasing the power of the nomenclature at the expense of the people.

The courts have been packed, the banks have been bought off, and the unions use legally mandated dues to support candidates and policies their unwilling members don’t want. Check and check-mate. The situation has become so dire and the hour so late that it appears the only line of defense we have left between the USA and the USSA is a House of Representatives controlled by Progressive Republicans and the hope of a Senate controlled by the same crowd.

These Progressive Republicans want the same things as their Democrat counterparts: bigger government and more power even if they may want to drive us to the poor house a little slower.

There are a few younger ones who have been elected by the Tea Party such as Rand, Lee, and Cruz who are trying to make a difference. At every step the Progressive establishment in their own party tries to ridicule them into toeing the party line of compromise and surrender. The old bulls talk conservative to get elected then join hands across the aisles in a marriage of despotism with deceit.

The further we get from the puzzle factory in Washington one would think the closer we would get to our American heritage of government of the people, by the people, and for the people. However, the same uninformed disengaged voters form the majority all the way down to the precinct level. The community organizers have done their jobs very well. Try to name a state that isn’t in debt. Try to name a county that isn’t working to install Agenda 21, promote sustainability or cram its Master Plan down the throat of an unsuspecting public. Try to name a city, town, or village that doesn’t have its good old boy network that manages to stay in power year after year.

Several years ago after an unsuccessful attempt to unseat an entrenched state senator from a gerrymandered district my wife and I decided to become involved on the local level to try and make a difference. We spent several years battling Agenda 21 while watching the good old boys win by hook or by crook either ignoring or fooling the voters. Maybe it’s because I grew up in Chicago and was raised on the milk of “You can’t fight City Hall?” Maybe it’s because I have seen bribes work and honest petitions fall on deaf ears? Maybe I’m just a cynic at heart? Maybe it’s true that a pessimist is what an optimist calls a realist? Or that there really are only two types of people optimists and pessimists and the pessimists are better informed.

Although we shall not go gently into that good night it appears we are in the twilight of our Republic and about to enter the sunset of liberty and the dawn of an America with a living constitution, a herd mentality, and a cradle-to-grave welfare state. If the bell has not tolled yet it is about to. Even if the Obama Zombies don’t flock to the polls as directed and return Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House or even keep Harry Reid in control of the Senate so that a one party state can drive the final nail in Columbia’s coffin, the swelling debt will eventually bring collapse. This is of course the end result of the Progressive’s long march towards the realization of the Cloward-Piven Strategy for forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. After the engineered collapse these social planners believe they can impose any type of system they want on a public clamoring for relief.

Ready or not here it comes………………………..

So what can we do now that it has been done?

First of all we have to educate ourselves about American History and the principles of limited government. Principles which formed the cornerstone for our two century experiment with personal liberty, individual freedom, and economic opportunity so that we can educate future generations about who we were and what we hope someday to be once again. We can’t teach what we don’t know.

Then we have to build a library of books and DVD’s that tell the story of America. For books look for reading lists at Tea Party sites, also check out conservative media people such as Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck for suggested readings. For DVD’s the History Channel has produced many great series on such things as the Revolution, the Constitution, the Founders, etc. Individually or in local groups create an asset that our people can use to immerse themselves in the heritage of freedom.

Finally we need to stay engaged in the political process. Become involved with likeminded people and figure out what, where, and when is the best place for you to spend our political capital. None of us is as smart as all of us so if we all look for the way back to limited government eventually a spark will be ignited that will burn with the intensity of a thousand suns and a new chapter in freedom will begin.

In the upcoming election vote for whoever will step on the brakes as we rush to oblivion. There may not be any candidates that are independent enough to stay independent for long however at least there are a few who will vote to take the Federal Government’s foot off the accelerator as we head for the fiscal cliff.

As patriots do what you can do. It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.

Keep the faith. Keep the peace. We shall overcome.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2014 Robert R. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

WE ARE THE SMUCKS

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AMMO

This morning I lucked out and was able to buy two boxes of ammo.
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I placed the boxes on the front seat and headed back home, but stopped at a gas station where a drop-dead gorgeous blonde in a short skirt was filling up her car at the next pump.
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She glanced at the two boxes of ammo, bent over and leaned in my passenger window, and said in a sexy voice, “I’m a big believer in barter, old fella. Would you be interested in trading sex for ammo?”
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I thought for a few seconds and asked,

“What kind of ammo ‘ya got?”

Udall’s October ObamaCare Surprise

tumblr_mwauf4brtq1rv4aqro1_1280ObamaCare And Cancelled Health Care Plans Continue To Drag Down Mark Udall’s Campaign

According To Colorado State Insurance Officials, In The Last Month, Over 22,000 Coloradans Were Notified That Their Health Plans Would Be Cancelled By The End Of The Year. “More than 22,000 Coloradans were informed in the the last month that their health coverage will be canceled at the end of the year, state insurance authorities disclosed this week, a spike in cancellations already roiling the state’s fierce campaigns for Senate and governor.” (Kyle Cheney, “Health Cancellations Ripple In Colorado,” Politico, 10/17/14)

“The 22,000 Cancellations Represent A Surge” As “About 6,100 Plans Had Been Cancelled Prior To That Point This Year.” “The 22,000 cancellations represent a surge: The Division of Insurance said last month that insurers reported no cancellations from mid-August to mid-September. The agency’s August report indicated that about 2,100 policies had been marked for closure over the summer, and about 6,100 plans had been canceled prior to that point this year.” (Kyle Cheney, “Health Cancellations Ripple In Colorado,” Politico, 10/17/14)
According To The Commissioner Of Insurance, 28,911 Coloradans Will Be Affected By The Health Plan Cancellations. (Marguerite Salazar, Commissioner Of Insurance, Letter To Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman , 10/16/14)

“The Sudden Spike In Cancellations Comes At An Inopportune Time” And Is More Bad News For “Staunch” ObamaCare Defender Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO). “The sudden surge, however, comes at an inopportune time for Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, both of whom are fighting for their political lives and have been staunch defenders of the health law. Hickenlooper was one of just more than a dozen governors to build a state-run Obamacare exchange last year.” (Kyle Cheney, “Health Cancellations Ripple In Colorado,” Politico, 10/17/14)

Since ObamaCare’s Launch, About 340,000 Coloradans Have Had Their Health Plans Cancelled. “Another 2,320 Coloradans have had their health insurance policies cancelled in the aftermath of ObamaCare, bringing the total to nearly 340,000, according to figures from the state Division of Insurance. The Colorado Senate Republicans released updates Monday showing another 2,320 individuals had their health-care coverage dropped from two insurance providers, MEGA Life and Health and Mid-West National, as of June 5.” (Valerie Richardson, “Health Insurance Policies Cancelled For Thousands Of Coloradans,” The Colorado Observer, 6/23/14)

“In Colorado, Regulators Said Small-Group Plans Covering 143,000 People Are Being Discontinued In 2014.” (Ariana Eunjung Cha, “Second Wave Of Health-Insurance Disruption Affects Small Businesses,” The Washington Post , 1/11/14)

Udall Promised Coloradans That “You’ll Be Able To Keep Your Doctor Or Your Plan” Under ObamaCare

In 2009, Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) Promised. “If You Have An Insurance Policy You Like, A Doctor Or Medical Facility That Provides Medical Services To You, You’ll Be Able To Keep Your Doctor Or Your Plan.” “‘If you have an insurance policy you like, a doctor or medical facility that provides medical services to you, you’ll be able to keep your doctor or your plan,’ Udall told a reporter with Fox21 News in September 2009.” (Christina Salvo, “Sen. Mark Udall Talks On Health Care Reform,” Fox 21 News, 9/2/09)
Following Last Year’s Backlash, Udall Resorted To Intimidation Tactics To Fudge ObamaCare’s Cancellation Numbers

A Colorado Division Of Insurance Official “Felt Intimidated” After Udall Staffers Pressured The Regulatory Agency To Alter Its Report That 250,000 Coloradans Had Received Insurance Cancellation Letters Due To ObamaCare. “An administrator at Colorado’s Division of Insurance felt intimidated by U.S. Sen. Mark Udall’s legislative director in November after he pushed back against claims that 250,000 Coloradans had policies canceled because of the Affordable Care Act, according to internal e-mails.” (Allison Sherry and Michael Booth, “Colorado Official Felt Pressure From Udall office On Obamacare Tally,” The Denver Post, 1/9/14)

Colorado Division Of Insurance Director Of External Affairs Jo Bonlin Told Colleagues In A November 14, 2013 Email That “Sen. Udall Says Our Numbers Were Wrong…They Want To Trash Our Numbers.” “Sen. Udall says our numbers were wrong. They are not wrong. Cancellation notices affected 249,199 people. They want to trash our numbers. I’m holding strong while we get more details. Many have already done early renewals. Regardless, they received cancellation notices.” (Jo Donlin, November 14, 2013 Email)

When Donlin Refused To Retract The Estimate, She Reported Receiving A “Very Hostile Phone Call” From Udall’s Deputy Chief Of Staff. “Following my email, I received a very hostile phone call from Sen. Udall’s deputy chief of staff. Marguerite is on the phone with his chief of staff right now.” (Jo Donlin, November 15, 2013 Email)

Udall’s Chief Of Staff Also Called Marguerite Salazar, The Colorado Insurance Commissioner. “Following my email, I received a very hostile phone call from Sen. Udall’s deputy chief of staff. Marguerite is on the phone with his chief of staff right now.” (Jo Donlin, November 15, 2013 Email)

AND COLORADANS WILL ALSO BE PAYING MORE DUE TO OBAMACARE’S NEW FEES

In June 2014, Colorado’s Exchange Board Approved A Plan To Partly Fund The Exchange “By A $13 Million Fee On All Coloradans With Health Insurance.” “Colorado’s health exchange board on Monday approved a $66.4 million dollar budget for the next fiscal year to be funded in part by a $13 million fee on all Coloradans with health insurance.” (Katie Kerwin McCrimmon, “Exchange Board Approves $66 Million Budget Including $13 Million Fee,” Health News Colorado, 6/9/14)

At Least 875,000 Coloradans That Get Health Coverage Through Their Employer Or Outside The Exchange Will Be Subjected To The New Tax. “A $13 million fee on all Coloradans with health insurance would pay half the operating costs at the state health exchange next year and in 2016 under new financial projections. The proposed fee would affect at least 875,000 people and includes Coloradans who get their insurance through their employers or outside the exchange, known as Connect for Health Colorado.” (Katie Kerwin McCrimmon, “Fee To Fund Exchange Would Hit All Coloradans With Health Insurance,” Denver Business Journal , 4/17/14)

FLASHBACK: In January, Officials At Colorado’s ObamaCare Exchange Told Lawmakers That The Exchange Was “On Track To Be Self-Sustaining” And That There Would Be No Need For High Fees On Health Premiums. “Colorado’s state-run insurance exchange says it’s on track to be self-sustaining by next year, telling lawmakers that enrollment is perking up and that taxes on premiums should be lower than in states using the federal exchange. Officials from Connect For Health Colorado, the state marketplace for buying health insurance, told lawmakers that Colorado’s exchange won’t need high fees on premiums to be self-supporting by 2015, when federal subsidies run out.” (“Colorado Exchange Says It Will Be Self-Sustaining,” The Associated Press, 1/30/14)

Colorado Exchange CEO: “This Is Easily Sustainable.” “‘This is easily sustainable,’ exchange CEO Patty Fontneau said.” (“Colorado Exchange Says It Will Be Self-Sustaining,” The Associated Press, 1/30/14)

OBAMACARE’S POLL NUMBERS CONTINUE TO BE A DRAG ON UDALL

The Majority Of Likely Voters In Colorado Believe ObamaCare “Has Been Bad For Colorado.” “What’s more, by 55%-37% they say the Affordable Care Act, the signature health care law Obama signed in 2010, generally has been bad for Colorado.” (Susan Page, “Poll: In Colorado, Obama Is A Drag On Democrats,” USA Today , 9/17/14)

55 Percent Of Likely Voters In Colorado Believe ObamaCare Has Been Generally Bad For Their State, While Only 37 Percent Believe It Has Been Generally Good. (USA Today/Suffolk University Poll, 500 LV, MoE 4.4%, 9/13-16/14)

52 Percent Of Likely Voters In Colorado Believe ObamaCare “Went Too Far.” “Overall, a 52-percent majority says the 2010 health care law ‘went too far,’ and three-quarters of those voters are supporting Gardner. Sen. Udall, who was first elected in 2008, voted for the law.” (Dana Blanton, “Fox News Polls: Senate Battleground Races Trending GOP, Roberts Up In Kansas,” Fox News, 10/8/14)

Hillary – You didn’t build that Business

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Chinese Government Gets Sick Of Islamic Violence, Take 13 Muslim Jihadists And Execute All Of Them

The Chinese government, getting so sick and tired of Islamic violence, took 13 Muslims and executed all of them in a measure of pure justice. According to one report:
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China executed 13 people today for “terrorist attacks” in the far western region of Xinjiang, state media said, while a further three were sentenced to death for staging a lethal attack in Tiananmen Square in Beijing.
“The 13 criminals had planned violent terrorist attacks and ruthlessly killed police officers, government officials and civilians, which took innocent lives, caused huge property losses and seriously endangered public security,” the official news agency Xinhua said.
Xinjiang is the traditional home of Muslim Uighurs who speak a Turkic language, and China has blamed previous attacks on Islamist separatists it says seek to establish an independent state there called East Turkestan.
Exiled Uighur groups and human rights activists say the government’s own repressive policies in Xinjiang have provoked unrest, something Beijing denies.
The 13 executed men were involved in attacks in different parts of Xinjiang, including one last June that killed 24 policemen and local residents, Xinhua said.
In the Tiananmen case, five people were killed and 40 hurt when a car ploughed into a crowd in the square and burst into flames. Those killed included three people in the car.

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