Friday, August 31, 2012

Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Will be Included in Presidental Polling...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty - vs- Tyranny


Good news indeed! Gary Johnson will be included in presidential polling. This, combined with efforts by dedicated Libertarians, independents, disillusioned republicans and democrats advocating for Gary Johnson and his message of fiscal responsibility and liberty could very well result in Gary getting a place at the debate table with Tweedledee and Tweedledum. That Would Be a Very Good Thing!



KOB Eyewitness News 4 - At last Gary Johnson is included in presidential polling.

It's a major win for the Libertarian candidate who served two terms as Governor of New Mexico.

A Rasmussen poll reports of 1,000 likely American voters finds 16 percent have a favorable opinion of Johnson, while 20 percent view him unfavorably.

His biggest problem? 63 percent don't know enough about him to have an opinion.

In a horse race the poll shows President Barack Obama and GOP contender Mitt Romney neck and neck with 48 percent apiece, with Johnson far behind with 1 percent and 3 percent undecided.

Johnson has been in Tampa, Fla. finding plenty of people to talk to, even though he's not welcome at the Republican National Convention.

Johnson dropped out of the party to run for the Libertarian nomination.

"I'm gonna be the only candidate who does not want to bomb Iran," Johnson told a cheering crowd of Libertarians at an event honoring Ron Paul, the lion of Libertarian politics. "I'm gonna be the only candidate who wants to get out of Afghanistan - bring the troops home."

Johnson is likely to be on the ballot in all 50 states, but third party candidates have not managed to win much in recent elections.

There was Ross Perot 20 years ago, winning 19 percent of the vote away from Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush.

In 1980 John Anderson won 6.6 percent in a race that also featured Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter.

In 1968, George Wallace got about 9 percent, running against Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey.

A century ago former President Teddy Roosevelt swung 27 percent of the vote, finishing second to Woodrow Wilson, with Republican William Howard Taft in third place.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Gary Johnson, a Man for the Times...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


Gary Johnson at the Paul Festival | Photo: Jaime Roocke-Sherman - roocke.com

Libertarian Party candidate for president Gary Johnson will be the standard bearer of the Ron Paul Revolution going forward into the future. As the Liberty movement and the Paul Revolution continues to pick up steam it is critically important that individuals who cherish individualism and liberty, that understand and desperately want a return to limited constitutional government, that want every individual, regardless of race, ethnicity, religious affiliation or sexual orientation to be free to live their lives as they chose within the constitutional laws of society stand up and cast their ballot for Gary Johnson on November 6th.

There are many,  they number in the several million, that support what the Libertarian Party and Gary Johnson stands for but will vote for Romney simply because of their disdain for the  job President Obama has done since being elected. There are millions more who will vote for Obama simply because of their distaste for Romney. It simply amazes how anyone can vote for either candidate, Romney or Obama when in reality they are merely shades of each other. Voting for Romney or Obama) simply means voting for the "lesser of two evils"  and either will insure the continued downward spiral of our nation into fiscal insanity and increasing statism. In other words continued fiscal instability, continued deficits and increasing debt, continued loss of individual liberty,  increased dependency on government, continued polarization of the populace along religious, ethnic, and racial lines, and more will be the reality if either WMR or BHO becomes president. Unfortunate as it is, we all know one of them will.

Gary Johnson understands his run for the presidency is a long shot at best. He knows that  to get 34% of the vote,  with Romney and Obama splitting the other 66% is mathematically just not going to happen. Gary Johnson understands this, and he rightfully views this year's run as building momentum for the future. He knows the exposure he gets over the next two plus months will be invaluable in helping to fuel the Liberty Revolution and keep it alive and growing into 2016.

In yesterday's issue of the SUNSHINE STATE NEWS Candidate Johnson reflects on his purpose for running and outlines his positions.

“I think I’m the next president of the United States, based on the 1.9 million people who have taken the test at isidewith.com. And interestingly, I side with more Floridians and Texans than any other state.”

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is not very well known outside of his home state, but over the next couple of months the Libertarian Party presidential candidate hopes to send a strong message to the nation’s political establishment by siphoning enough votes away from Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney to throw off the November general election.

“I hope that I would get labeled as a ‘spoiler’ from the standpoint of people actually focusing on what it is I am saying, and that this changes the way whoever wins governs,” Johnson told Sunshine State News in an exclusive interview Saturday at the 2012 Ron Paul Festival.

Johnson’s Saturday address at the three-day pow-wow, sponsored by his newly adopted political party, was one of the gathering’s major highlights, as he worked a standing-room-only crowd of thousands of disaffected conservatives and libertarians to a fever pitch while knocking off the various planks of his presidential platform.

“Libertarians are fiscally responsible and socially accepting, and I think most people in this country fall into that category,” he tells Sunshine State News. “Libertarians are going to be real good on civil liberties and are going to be dogged on balancing the budget.”

Johnson rejects conventional wisdom that says his candidacy will necessarily tip the election, if at all, in favor of the Democratic ticket. “This question has been put to a test through polling,” he says, “There’ve been four states [so polled]: in two states I take more votes from Romney; but in two other states, New Mexico and Colorado, I take more from Obama.”

Johnson’s appeal to the American center-left is readily understandable when one considers his stance toward some of the issues most contentious even within the so-called “liberty movement.” Abortion is one example. “I fundamentally support a woman’s right to choose,” he declares. “My own personal beliefs on this issue mirror the law of the land. The law is that the woman has the right to choose [abortion] until the fetus is viable, when it is possible to sustain the life of the fetus outside the womb, even by artificial means. This was my own personal position even before I understood the law on the issue. My own personal position on the issue and the law of the land are the same.”

Still, Johnson insists that his political stance on the matter is virtually identical with that of the staunchly pro-life Ron Paul. “I would appoint Supreme Court justices based on their commitment to interpreting the constitution on the basis of original intent,” he explains. “That needs to be the fundamental criterion for a Supreme Court justice. Though I would not ask them their opinion on Roe v. Wade [the 1973 Supreme Court ruling which declared abortion a constitutional right], it is my understanding that, based on that criterion, that Supreme Court justices would in fact overturn it,” thereby rendering abortion a subject for each individual state to legislate on.

But when it comes to homosexual marriage, the Libertarian candidate differs sharply from the Texas congressman. Paul believes the federal government shouldn’t be in the business of defining or regulating marriage at all – indeed, he believes state governments shouldn’t be doing so either, but that they should limit themselves to enforcing contracts, while leaving it to individuals or their voluntary associations (e.g., churches) to define marriage however they please. {Read More}

Gary has so much to offer a weary and fiscally unstable nation. He is not about BS and hyperbole or lying about the nation's realities like the New Neo Fascist rEpublican pArty candidate and the New Statist Socialist pArty candidate are. He is about telling the truth, telling it like it is, and he is for the sound fiscal policies that will bring down the debt. He is for choice and believes in limited government intrusion into your personal affairs. He believes in opportunity for all and helping to create the environment where everyone can grow and prosper. He believes in the value of hard work, self reliance, working together as an American team, and thereby unleashing the great American spirit and can do attitude. Rather than creating dependency on government and the divisiveness that has become so prevalent today.

Anything is possible if we believe and work hard enough to achieve it. Perhaps even winning the White House in 2012. Having said that, realistically the jewel awaits us in 2016. But we must get vocal in 2012, write letters to the editors, if you have a blog pitch the value of Gary Johnson and the Libertarian Party, Volunteer time and or make a contribution if you can, talk about Gary Johnson and his ideas to anyone who will listen, and especially important go to the polls on November 6th and do the right thing, VOTE Gary Johnson for President of the United States.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

While Tweedle Dum and His Convention Blows Smoke...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


With the major media outlets focused on their indoctrination news, both the liberal biased and conservative biased networks are thus engaged, I find it necessary to turn to sensible activities and focusing on the important matters that both of the major political parties haven't time for. They are too busy focusing on your pocketbook or your personal lives to be bothered or care.



The army of support for fiscal responsibility, Constitutional governance and liberty is growing daily. Ron Paul started the Revolution and Gary Johnson with your advocacy and support will finish it.

Support liberty! Vote Gary Johnson for President.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

What Happened to the Republican Party?... It Became the New Neo Fascist rEpublican pArty of America, Thus Strenthening the dEmocratic pArty of America by Default

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


Obama Campaigning in Iowa

POLITICO - President Obama took a jab at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday in a remark loaded with sarcasm.

"This week in Tampa, my opponents will offer you their agenda. It should be a pretty entertaining show," he said at a campaign rally at Iowa State University. "And I'm sure they'll have some wonderful things to say about me.

Damn straight Mr. President! They will indeed have some pretty entertaining things to say about you. You certainly have given them ample material to use, and that Joe the flapping lip Biden, WOW... the New Neo Fascist rEpublican pArty of America sure is going to have fun with you. Problem is, they ain't got s**t either.

"But what you won't hear from them is a path forward that meets the challenges of our time.”

And the band plays on Mr. President. Like your sorry a** has a plan that will effectively move America forward to "meet the challenges of our time." Your plan, grow public sector jobs, increase the size of the porker known as the feral (federal) government, continue to increase the federal debt, penalize business, and reward the Pimps of Washington DC known as the pull pedlars and crony capitalists. Of course those of us actually paying attention know nominee RomneySkull and his New Neo Fascist rEpublican pArty of America offers nothing different. Substance is no longer required in national politics apparently.

Obama asserted that the message Republicans will unveil in Tampa will be laced with the top-down economic philosophy that failed America in the past decade.

Bravo Mr. President! Play that class warfare card again. Do all possible to divide America along any and all lines that will serve your own heightened sense of superiority and belief that only you can solve America's problems. But I'll give you this. The New Neo Fascist rEpublican pArty of America ain't got a damn clue either. You're in company that, like you, hasn't a compass or direction out of the damn mess we've been in for quite some time. But I know one who does, his name is Gary Johnson and his party is the Libertarian Party. Those of us in the liberty movement know him well. You, and the nation will know him well one day soon.

On board Air Force One Tuesday, Obama campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said she didn't know if the president plans to watch the GOP festivities.

“We’ll have to get back to you on that,” she said, according to a pool report.

Right Ms. ObamaBot, LMAO at that one. Everybody with a brain damn well knows the Chief will be glued to the boob tube slobbering at every opportunity the New Neo Fascist rEpublican pArty of America gives him to hammer away at them later. Certainly given their ineptitude, and that of nominee RomneySkull there will be a multitude of opportunity.

It certainly will be an entertaining election cycle. If ta don't mind crying, or screaming at the absurdities of our our present political realities and the sad state of our nation. I fear it is going to get worse before it gets any better.

Via: Memeorandum

Monday, August 27, 2012

The rEbublican pArty Attempting to Limit Voter Choice in Iowa... It Won't Stop There

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny



As could be expected the new neo Fascist rEpublican party and its sorry excuse of a presumptive nominee, Willard Mittens Romneyskull, is trying the usual underhanded tactics so common in the new neo Fascist rEpublican party. They are trying to shut down Gary Johnson's Libertarian run for the presidency by attempting to get him removed from the ballot. All I say is these sorry a** boys must be really scared as it appears they are shi**ing themselves in their attempt to vaporize what they believe is support that would be theirs were it not for the candidacy of Gary Johnson. Well boys and girls, guess what... You haven't earned the support of, or the respect of Gary Johnson or Ron Paul supporters. In fact it is indeed bewildering why ANYBODY would support the rEpublican party today..

Every liberty minded true Republican and independent ought to throw their support solidly behind Gary Johnson. If for no other reason than to bring the new neo Fascist rEpublican party to its knees, if not exterminating it entirely.

Whatever respect liberty minded people might have had for the rEpublican party it should be gone entirely after this crap by the new neo fascist rEpublican party.

The story from the examiner.

Jay Kramer, a Mitt Romney campaign supporter from Washington, D.C., filed a challenge on Friday to keep Libertarian candidate for President, Gov. Gary Johnson, from appearing on the Iowa ballot in November. The Romney campaign hired the Des Moines-based Nyemaster Goode PC for the challenge, which will be heard by Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz on Monday at 3 p.m.

"This is clearly a setup," said the Johnson campaign's attorney, Alicia Dearn. "The Libertarian Party had 2,000 petition signatures and should have been on the ballot without challenge, as they have always done in the past. But Republican Iowa Secretary of State Schultz — in violation of longstanding Iowa law — rejected the petition and required the Johnson campaign to caucus at the state fair. There, the Romney campaign surveilled the Johnson campaign's activities for the sole purpose of bringing this eleventh-hour challenge," Dearn said.

The Romney campaign's challenge was filed Friday afternoon and set for a hearing on Monday afternoon. The 106-page challenge includes photographs of Johnson supporters asking fair-goers to support having Gov. Johnson and the Libertarian Party offered as a choice on the ballot. The Republicans' challenge claims that the state fair signatures should be thrown out because the signers are not Libertarians.

"The challenge is legally frivolous," asserts Dearn. "You don't have to be a registered Libertarian to want a third choice on the ballot. Iowans deserve to choose for themselves who to vote for, which is why Gov. Johnson should be on the ballot." {Read More}

The new neo Fascist rEpublican party is about limiting the voters choice, it is about building walls to insulate themselves from new ideas and limiting the peoples access to the same, it is about control, it is about nothing that our founders envisioned for this nation. Yes Obama and his policies must be replaced. But do we want to replace them with a party that will yield nothing much better and possibly much worse?

Yes I am pissed, and so should every American be pissed over the rEpublican parties attempts to limit the electorates choice at the ballet box. A party that will attempt this is a party that will surely limit your liberty at the first reason they find to do so. Believe me, when they do, and it will happen (anybody remember the Patriot Act, Homeland Security, and the TSA?) it will be to increase their own control over your life, liberty, property, and happiness.

The Libertarian Party Platform is a platform for liberty. The candidacy of Gary Johnson is the only choice that will insure fiscal responsibility in government and that individual liberties are recognized and protected by the government. For those of us who cherish our freedom and liberty, the birthright of all Americans, Gary Johnson is the only rational choice before us in 2012..


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Congressman Ron Paul, a Man of Integrity...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


A man of principle and integrity. Representative Ron Paul in response to the rEpublican pArty offer of a speaking slot at the national rEpublican cOnvention.


POLITICO - Mr. Paul, in an interview, said convention planners had offered him an opportunity to speak under two conditions: that he deliver remarks vetted by the Romney campaign, and that he give a full-fledged endorsement of Mr. Romney. He declined.

“It wouldn’t be my speech,” Mr. Paul said. “That would undo everything I’ve done in the last 30 years. I don’t fully endorse him for president.”

It is a rare thing in the politics of the 21st century when a politician puts principal ahead of politics.

A son is not always "a chip off the old block."

Paul’s refusal to play ball stands in contrast to his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who at some personal political cost has endorsed Mitt Romney’s bid – and has a speaking slot.

The disparate approaches to the convention, and toward Romney, reflect the stylistic differences between father and son. And they reveal starkly different levels of ambition.

Uncompromising and perfectly willing to operate on the margins of mainstream politics for decades, Ron Paul proved unable to take his liberty message to a broader audience. Even this year, at the height of his national influence and popularity, the Texas congressman failed to win the popular vote in a single state and never seriously threatened to win the GOP nomination.

His son, however, has already accomplished something that Ron Paul never could – he won statewide office. And in less than two years in the Senate, Rand Paul has established himself as a formidable player in GOP politics and a presidential prospect.

How much further Rand Paul can advance the movement is unclear. But with his endorsement of Romney and his convention profile, it’s obvious that Rand Paul is aiming to take the libertarian message to the next level while his father will occupy the role of the movement’s conscience.

I find a glaring contradiction in it all. Ron Paul, by far the brighter of the Paul's IMO, was unable to gain national recognition and acceptance. Yet his son, who supposedly is a liberty movement advocate has risen to be a star of the movement. But is he sincere? Methinks not.

By pandering to the establishment wing of the rEpublican party he insures himself a speaking slot at the national convention. Need we require any further proof than his endorsement of Mittens Romney, the epitome of the establishment statist neo fascist rEpublican party?

Via: Memeorandum



Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Alternative and Antidote to the Major Party Statist Candidates...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


Gary Johnson,  Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate 2012

America is faced with a choice on November 6, 2012 of selecting, and voting for one of "the lesser of two evils." Both Barrack Hussein Obama and Mitt Willard Romney are statists who believe in the power of government to correct perceived societal, economic, and political problems. They both believe the government, rather than the individual(s) has the solutions to problems and therefore believe government creates the environment that leads to prosperity and growth. The paths each advocate are different, but ultimately both paths lead to tyranny. A reality wherein the government reverses roles on the people and the people begin to work for the government. In direct contradiction to our founding principles and our Constitution.

Gary Johnson, a limited government, fiscal conservative, pro defense (yet anti MIC), libertarian (liberal) on social issues, and vocal supporter of individual liberty is a man with a clear vision for America, he understands the direction the nation needs to travel and the means by which to achieve getting America back on track again.

From the Johnson website:

Governor Johnson, who has been referred to as the ‘most fiscally conservative Governor’ in the country, was the Republican Governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003.

A successful businessman before running for office in 1994, Gov. Johnson started a door-to-door handyman business to help pay his way through college. Twenty years later, he had grown the firm into one of the largest construction companies in New Mexico with over 1,000 employees. Not surprisingly, Governor Johnson brings a distinctly business-like mentality to governing, believing that decisions should be made based on cost-benefit analysis rather than strict ideology.

Johnson is best known for his veto record, which includes over 750 vetoes during his time in office, more than all other governors combined and his use of the veto pen has since earned him the nickname “Governor Veto.” He cut taxes 14 times while never raising them. When he left office, New Mexico was one of only four states in the country with a balanced budget.

Term-limited, Johnson retired from public office in 2003. An avid skier, adventurer, and bicyclist, he has reached the highest peak on four of the seven continents, including Mt. Everest.

In 2009, after becoming increasingly concerned with the country’s out-of-control national debt and precarious financial situation, the Governor formed the OUR America Initiative, a 501c(4) non-profit that promotes fiscal responsibility, civil liberties, and rational public policy. He traveled to more than 30 states and spoke to over 150 conservative and libertarian groups during his time as Honorary Chairman.

Gary Johnson
comes down squarely on most issues the average working class family cares about. He understands that for America to prosper through the 21st century and beyond requires the nation follow sound fiscal and social policies. Something lacking in both the Obama and Romney vision for America.

Unfortunately, due to systemic hurdles designed by national two party system adherents, the requirements for candidate Johnson to get on the national debate stage with President Obama and Governor Romney is so restrictive they realistically insure it won't happen.

In response to this reality on Monday, August 20, 2012 Governor Johnson sent a letter to the Commission On Presidential Debates asking they reconsider their position.

Inclusion in the Presidential Debates


To the Commission on Presidential Debates,

I am writing to request that the National Commission on Presidential Debates reconsider your current – and exclusionary – requirements for participation in this Fall’s all-important Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates.

I am well aware of the history and genesis of the Commission, including the reality that it was created largely by the respective national leadership of the Democrat and Republican Parties. While I respect and understand the intention to provide a reasonable and theoretically nonpartisan structure for the presidential debate process, I would suggest that the Commission’s founding, organization and policies are heavily skewed toward limiting the debates to the two so-called major parties.

That is unfortunate, and frankly, out of touch with the electorate. You rely very heavily on polling data to determine who may participate in your debates, yet your use of criteria that are clearly designed to limit participation to the Republican and the Democrat nominee ignore the fact that many credible polls indicate that a full one-third of the electorate do not clearly identify with either of those parties. Rather, they are independents whose voting choices are not determined by party affiliation.

That one-third of the voters, as well as independent-thinking Republicans and Democrats, deserve an opportunity to see and hear a credible “third party” candidate. I understand that there are a great many “third party” candidates, and that a line must be drawn somewhere. However, the simple reality of our Electoral College system draws that line in a very straightforward and fair way – a reality that is reflected in your existing criteria. If a candidate is not on the ballot in a sufficient number of states to be elected by the Electoral College, it is perfectly logical to not include that candidate in a national debate. If, on other hand, a candidate IS on the ballot in enough states to be elected, there is no logic by which that candidate should be excluded.

Nowhere in the Constitution or in law is it written that our President must be a Democrat or a Republican. However, it IS written that a candidate must receive a majority of the votes – or at least 50% – cast by electors, and that any candidate who does so, and otherwise meets the Constitution’s requirements, may be President.

As the Libertarian Party’s nominees for Vice-President and President, Judge Jim Gray and I have already qualified to be on the ballot in more than enough states to obtain a majority in the Electoral College, and we are the only candidates other than the Republican and Democrat nominees to have done so, or who are likely to do so. In fact, we fully intend and expect to be on the ballots of all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

However, the Commission has chosen to impose yet another requirement for participation: 15% in selected public opinion polls. Unlike your other requirements, this polling performance criterion is entirely arbitrary and based, frankly, on nothing other than an apparent attempt to limit participation to the Democrat and the Republican.

Requiring a certain level of approval in the polls has nothing to do with fitness to serve, experience, or credibility as a potential President. Rather, it has everything to do with the hundreds of millions of dollars available to and spent by the two major party candidates, the self-fulfilling bias of the news media against the viability of third party candidates, and an ill-founded belief that past dominance of the Republican and Democrat Parties should somehow be a template for the future.

In all due respect, it is not the proper role of an nonelected, private and tax-exempt organization to narrow the voters’ choices to only the two major party candidates – which is the net effect of your arbitrary polling requirement. To the contrary, debates are the one element of modern campaigns and elections that should be immune to unfair advantages based upon funding and party structure. Yet, it is clear that the Commission’s criteria have both the intent and the effect of limiting voters’ choices to the candidates of the two major parties who, in fact, created the Commission in the first place.

Eliminating the arbitrary polling requirement would align the Commission and its procedure for deciding who may participate in the critical debates with fairness and true nonpartisanship, which was the purported intent behind the Commission’s creation. As of right now, eliminating that requirement would not disrupt the process or make it unmanageable. Rather, it would simply allow the participation of a two-term governor who has more executive experience than Messrs. Obama and Romney combined, who has garnered sufficiently broad support to be on the ballot in more than enough states to achieve a majority in the Electoral College, and who, without the help of party resources and special interests, has attracted enough financial support to qualify for presidential campaign matching funds.

I urge and request you to remove the partisanship from the debates, and allow the voters an opportunity to hear from all of the qualified candidates – not just those who happen to be a Democrat or a Republican.

Thank you.



Governor Gary Johnson

Libertarian Nominee for President of the United States

Isn't it time to stand up and make the elite statist bureaucrats, and corrupt politicians hear and listen to the voices of Americans that are fed up with the half truths and outright lies that the major party politicians have been spoon feeding the public for nigh on 100 years?

It is time to give Gary Johnson the National Voice he so richly deserves, and We the People have a right to hear.

The EVIL Party versus The STUPID Party

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


Big H/T to FreeThinke for the following insightful post. Many thanks Free Thinker for allowing me to bring it to the pages of Rational Nation USA.

Todd Akin, loose-slipped moron from Missouri.
Is he being paid by the Sorosians to stay put?

There's an old saying that has always resonated well with this 72-year-old conservative-libertarian:

American politics always boils down to a contest between The EVIL Party and the STUPID Party.

I'll give everyone three guesses as to which is which.

"Straining out gnats while swallowing camels" is what The Stupid Party tends to do. If you don't know who they are, you are probably a member in good standing.

"In general the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other."

~ Voltaire (1694-1778)

I agree with Voltaire. Politics is all about money and acquiring enough power to be able push people around and bend them to your will, and that's ALL it ever has been or will be in my never humble opinion.

Issues like Abortion, Right to Die and Gay Marriage should have NO PLACE WHATSOEVER in the political arena. They are PERSONAL and RELIGIOUS matters that function only as three large -- and very smelly -- red herrings that give the D'Rats a TREMENDOUS advantage, because harping on these things makes Republicans look foolish, naive, out of touch with reality, and potentially tyrannical.

Concentrating on Abortion and Homosexuality makes it LOOK as though Republicans are eager to establish a THEOCRACY. That frightens the hell out of people -- as well it should.

I'm a Christian, certainly a fiscal conservative, but probably a social liberal. There are far more people like me than there are of the crowd who wants to micromanage the inner-workings of every woman's vagina along with the direction and purpose of every man's penis.

The Conservative Movement is DOOMED if it continues to cater to the radical beliefs of Backwoods Bible Thumpers and Mediaeval Papists.

Many are rightly scared to death of permitting SHARIA to be established within our borders. So am I! But everyone should be EQUALLY terrified at the thought of the reemergence of a Christofascist State. {Continue Reading}

Friday, August 24, 2012

Outlining Obama's Strategy for Re-Election and What Another Four Would Look Like...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny



Many have been saying that President Obama doesn't have a plan for his second four years should he, shudder, be reelected. Witnessing his campaign strategy, which essentially has been to run away from his record while repeatedly emphasizing electing Romney will serve to only further enrich the wealthy while returning America to the "failed" Bush years.

Unfortunately the thought of either man sitting behind the big desk in the big chair from 2013 through 2017 is rather unnerving. As the media will ignore a viable third party candidate in Gary Johnson, a man who actually stands for change and fiscal sanity, and the American people will follow suit, we are stuck with the depressing reality one of these two will be the next leader of the United States of America and the Free World.

I like to think of them as Frick and Frack. A vote for either is a vote for continued decline. So when voting for one or the other you're really deciding which slope you'll be riding down on. Sometimes I suppose voting for the known quantity is easier than taking a chance on the unknown. We took a chance on the unknown in 2008.

While contemplating the Obama/Biden lack of substance and new ideas (not that Romney/Ryan is setting the house a fire) during this campaign cycle today I happened on a WSJ article I thought relatively accurate as to the Obama campaign strategy and what we can expect from an Obama second term. I disagree there are vivid differences between Frick and Frack as was pointed out in an earlier posting. Again, my view is only the slope will be different.

President Obama has a reputation for talking, but not necessarily for saying much. He has achieved new levels of vagueness this election season. Beyond repeating that he's in favor of making the "rich" pay for more government "investment," he hasn't offered a single new idea for a second term. This is deliberate.

The core of the Obama strategy is to make Americans worry that whatever Mitt Romney does, it will be worse. That's a harder case for Mr. Obama to make if he is himself proposing change. And so the Obama pitch is that this election is a choice between stability (giving Mr. Obama four more years to let his policies finally work) and upheaval (giving Mr. Romney four years to re-ruin the nation).

The pitch is profoundly dishonest. While the choice between four more years of Obama status quo and Mr. Romney is certainly vivid, it isn't accurate. The real contrast is between Mr. Romney's and Mr. Obama's future plans. And while the president hasn't revealed what those plans are, there is plenty of evidence for what a second term would look like.

Let's dispense with the obvious: An Obama second term will be foremost about higher taxes and greater spending. The president has been clear about the former and will consider victory in November a mandate to raise taxes on higher-income Americans and small businesses—at the least.

Meanwhile, no matter how the coming budget sequester sorts out, nobody should forget why it came into being: It was the result of Mr. Obama's refusal to consider any real changes to Social Security or Medicare. There will be no reason to budge in a second term. Absent reform to these drivers of debt, and given Mr. Obama's ambitions to further "invest" in education, energy and infrastructure, a second term means proposals for even broader and bigger tax hikes—and not just for his favorite targets. Continued and growing deficits are likely as well

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Yet since the probable outcome of his approach would be continued gridlock, his real efforts will be devoted to fine-tuning the regulatory apparatus he has designed specifically to go around Congress—as the administration has done the past two years. The Environmental Protection Agency in particular will resurrect rules it delayed implementing before the election (see: costly ozone regulations) and move to take over new areas like natural-gas fracking.

The same goes for other agencies, from the Labor Department to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The National Labor Relations Board will continue to cement union dominance over employers. The Solyndras will continue. What Mr. Obama cannot accomplish via regulation, he will attempt through executive order—much as he did with his recent immigration directive.

Most voters understand that a second Obama term means the continuation of ObamaCare and the Dodd-Frank financial regulations. But there is also the carte blanche that re-election will give the president to supercharge those laws, which are only now entering key rulemaking periods. The same Obama appointees who have already taken vast liberties with these laws (see: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius's ObamaCare slush fund) will be crafting the new regulations.The bureaucrats will also have four more years to put in place key civil servants who can be counted on to keep the rules going even past an Obama administration.

It is likely the Supreme Court will offer up another vacancy, and Mr. Obama might finally have his chance to shift the balance of the court. A slew of appellate-court positions are also in limbo as the campaign proceeds; they would be filled by a second-term Obama.

Just as important are the things Mr. Obama will not do. His record gives no indication he will revive America's leadership in free trade...


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None of this is hyperbole. Mr. Obama is open about his tax aims, is proud of his spending and has never apologized for his regulatory ambitions. Despite a shellacking in the midterms, he moved left, and a November victory will reinforce his sense that he was correct to do so. {Read More}

The deficits will continue and the debt will grow, make now mistake about it. Given Mittens Romney is really a moderate rEpublican, and has essentially been pandering to the most rightward leaning in the party of the small tent, I take issue with the idea that a Mittens presidency will be significantly different than a second Obama term would be.

As much as Mitt has flipped flop I've started calling him Flipper. Can anyone really believe much of what he says? Indeed, the choice of the "lesser of two evils" is squarely before us. That is of course unless America takes the sand from its eyes and votes Gary Johnson.

Via: Memeorandum

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Presidential Election 2012, The Year of Few Differences...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


The 2012 election truly gives Americans a choice between "the lesser of two evils." In fact the two major party candidates have as much in common as they have differences. In simple terms this means whether Obama or Romney is sitting in the big seat next January won't really make a hill of beans difference.

Micheal Snyder writing in The American Dream sums it up this way.

What a depressing choice the American people are being presented with this year. We are at a point in our history where we desperately need a change of direction in the White House, and we are guaranteed that we are not going to get it. The Democrats are running the worst president in American history, and the Republicans are running a guy who is almost a carbon copy of him. The fact that about half the country is still supporting Barack Obama shows how incredibly stupid and corrupt the American people have become. No American should have ever cast a single vote for Barack Obama for any political office under any circumstances. He should never have even been the assistant superintendent in charge of janitorial supplies, much less the president of the United States. The truth is that Barack Obama has done such a horrible job that he should immediately resign along with his entire cabinet. But instead of giving us a clear choice, the Republicans nominated the Republican that was running that was most similar to Barack Obama. In fact, I don't think we have ever had two candidates for president that are so similar. Yes, there are a few minor differences between them, but the truth is that we are heading into Obama's second term no matter which one of them gets elected. The mainstream media makes it sound like Obama and Romney are bitter ideological rivals but that is a giant lie. Yeah, they are slinging lots of mud at each other, but they both play for the same team and the losers are going to be the American people.

Republicans are being told that they have "no choice" but to vote for Romney because otherwise they will get another four years of Obama.

This "lesser of two evils" theme comes out every four years. We are told that we "must" vote for a horrible candidate because the other guy is even worse.

Well, millions of Americans are getting sick of this routine. Perhaps that is why it is being projected that as many as 90 million Americans of voting age will not vote this year.

Yes, Barack Obama has been so horrible as president that it is hard to put it into words.

But Mitt Romney would be just like Barack Obama.

Those that are dreaming of a major change in direction if Romney is elected are going to be bitterly, bitterly disappointed.

The following are 40 ways that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are essentially the same candidate.... {Continue Reading}

As the Presidential Campaign Drags on Neither Candidate Excites...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny



Indeed! The 2012 national election cycle draws more yawns than enthusiasm. Going into the rEpublican national convention next week Obama and Romney are in a statistical dead heat. Yawn.

Fox News - ... Among undecided voters Romney is viewed more negatively than positively by 28 percentage points, while Obama is viewed more negatively by 12 points.

The poll shows Romney supporters are more enthusiastic. By an 11 percentage-point margin the challenger’s backers are more likely to be “extremely” interested in the election, and by 10 points they’re more likely to think it’s “extremely” important their candidate wins.

Meanwhile, voters think neither candidate is sticking to the high road. Small majorities say Romney (58 percent) and Obama (57 percent) will say and do just about anything to win in November.

On the big issue of last week, slightly more voters trust the Democratic ticket (by three points) to do a better job protecting Medicare and ensuring it’s there for future generations.

When asked who they trust to improve the economy and create jobs, voters favor the Republican ticket by two points -- a surprisingly slim margin in light of President Obama’s negative ratings on the issue.

By 54-42 percent, more voters disapprove than approve of Obama’s handling of the economy. His overall job performance stands at 46 percent approve and 50 percent disapprove.

In addition, by a 17-point margin voters say the country has changed for the worse in the last four years rather than for the better (46-29 percent). One in four says it hasn’t changed much either way.

A slightly larger number of voters say they will be more confident their financial situation will improve if Romney (38 percent) is elected than if Obama is re-elected (33 percent). Still, majorities don’t have confidence things will get better for their family either way.

All in all, 51 percent of likely voters view Obama favorably and 46 percent unfavorably. For Romney it’s 49 percent favorable and 44 percent unfavorable. {Read More

November 6, 2012 is once again giving America the choice between "the lesser of two evils."

Via: Memeorandum

Exposing Racism...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


Racism is indeed alive in America. I know that bigotry and racism continues to exist in our diverse American culture because like most I've witnessed it in some of the people I meet. Racism, or judging a person based on their race is one of the most reprehensible acts anyone can commit. I think Ayn Rand was spot on when she wrote the following.

Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism. It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man’s genetic lineage—the notion that a man’s intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry. Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character and actions, but by the characters and actions of a collective of ancestors.

Racism claims that the content of a man’s mind (not his cognitive apparatus, but its content) is inherited; that a man’s convictions, values and character are determined before he is born, by physical factors beyond his control. This is the caveman’s version of the doctrine of innate ideas—or of inherited knowledge—which has been thoroughly refuted by philosophy and science. Racism is a doctrine of, by and for brutes. It is a barnyard or stock-farm version of collectivism, appropriate to a mentality that differentiates between various breeds of animals, but not between animals and men.

Like every form of determinism, racism invalidates the specific attribute which distinguishes man from all other living species: his rational faculty. Racism negates two aspects of man’s life: reason and choice, or mind and morality, replacing them with chemical predestination.

Martin Luther King Jr. in a few profoundly moving words said; "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

Yet today, even with America's first bi racial president there exists pockets of extreme bigotry, racism, and hate that is enough to make one physically sick. You may be asking yourself why I chose to write about racism at this time. A reasonable question, so here is my reason.

Last week I visited the Swash Zone, a liberal site that I often find myself in disagreement with politically but that generally always causes me to give my views greater scrutiny. One of the contributors there, an attorney and black women named Sheria has a couple of posts dealing with racism and specifically a site with racial content. After reading her posts, Post Racial America? Hell to the No! Boxing with Racism--Do Something!, and Revealing the Boogeyman I visited the site she linked to, Niggermania and literally became physically ill. The depth of depravity found on the site cannot be adequately described in polite civil speech. It is just that bad.

The sites apparent owner/administrator, Tom Shelly, must be as sub human as it gets as Tom Shelly Publishing is as evil, depraved, and as sickening as it gets. Of course he has side kicks that are just as pathetically deranged as he is.

I decided to do this post from a desire to help expose the pockets of pure evil and hatred that drives bigotry and racism. Decent and honorable people have a responsibility to expose sites such as these and the low life sub human animals that operate them.  Sheria, who writes from personal experiences and is a much better writer than I, says it best;

What about black children? As an adult, my pulse grew more rapid and I began to feel that someone was standing on my chest as I read through this site. What about black children who stumble across sites that proclaim that they are not human and which cite to studies by Arthur Jensen featuring his declarations that blacks are inherently intellectually inferior to whites? What psychological damage is wrought by exposure to these unrelenting racist lies?

Sites such as these may make an argument for their right to exist as a first amendment issue. I suspect that they continually assert that the site is not about hate to protect themselves against a possible challenge of their 1st amendment rights based on the use of hate speech to incite violence against a protected class--race, religion, national origin, etc. I lack the skills to mount a cyber attack against the site as one of my friend suggested. Besides, it would accomplish nothing; they would still be slithering around corners fomenting racism.

What I would like to see is a lot of attention focused on these people. Turn the spotlight on their sickness and expose them for the rotting carcasses that they really are. They are vampires; they don't feed on blood but on ethics, on morality, and everything that makes us decent. A stake through the heart isn't the only way to end a vampire; dragging them into the light will render them into a pile of dust.

So pass along the information about these sites. Tell your friends. Tell anyone who insists that the only issue with race is that black people keep playing the race card. No matter how well intentioned, burying one's head in the sand and pretending that the monster doesn't exist never works out well. To save the day, the heroine must kill the monster and destroy its lair.

Evil is made stronger when good women and men choose to do nothing in the hopes the evil will just go away. As Sheria so aptly points out only by shining a spotlight on the evil of racism and hateful racial sites can we hope to ever eradicate it from society.

Black Lotus Communications (BLC) is the company that hosts Niggermania. Please take a moment to call BLC at 1-800-789-1977 or 1-866-477-5554 and register your complaint as well as sending an email to them at abuse@blacklotus.net and register your concern over the content of the sight they host. Be sure to visit the Swash Zone via the linked articles for more information. Sheria provides the text of her email to BLC HERE.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Has the rEpublican Party Out Lived its Usefullness?...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


The Neanderthal Party of 2012

Once again the rEpublican party statist power base proving it is out of touch with reason. Determined to remain a force in subduing opposing political views within the party's already small tent.

BuzzFeed Politics - The Republican National Committee's Rules Committee voted to require written certification that a presidential candidate has a plurality of delegates from five states in order to get a space on the convention ballot — a move intended to provide a warning in the event of floor movement toward an insurgent candidate.

Tennessee committeeman John Ryder push the rules change to eliminate "distractions" on the convention floor, in an effort to "try to create a more streamlined convention procedure, that better reflects the realities," he said.

"The focus is to get away from some of the residue of the 19th century," he added.

Ryder also proposed raising the threshold for inclusion on the ballot from winning a plurality of 5 states to 10 states, a thinly-veiled move to make it harder for an insurgent candidate like Ron Paul to come up for a vote at the convention. Paul has urged his supporters not to disrupt Romney's nomination, but his delegates have also bitterly battled Romney supporers for tickets to Tampa.

"Unless you've got a real contest, where you have two candidates or three candidates who actually have a mathematical chance of winning, then why do we want to go through the exercise," Ryder said.

"It's not an intent to block a specific candidate," Ryder said when asked about Paul, but said it's meant to prevent a future candidate who wins between 5 and 10 states from earning a spot on the ballot.

The threshold change was rejected by the rules committee after the loud objections by Ron Paul supporters and by committee-people from states with significant Paul contingents, but the notification requirement made the party's rules.

Damn it feels good to have distanced oneself from the fascist leaning rEpublican party!

Vote Libertarian! Vote Gary Johnsonn.

Via: Memorandum

TSA, Legalized Perversion...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


Huge hat tip to The republican Mother.



Visit The republican Mother for spot on commentary on the intrusive nature of the TSA.

It is disgusting that our government sanctions this BS.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Religious Right Influence Keeping Republican Tent Small...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny



Keeping the tent small. A strategy to deny liberty and one of political and ethical failure. But at least the socon and religious right will be kept happy.

BuzzFeed Politics - The Republican Party platform will strongly oppose the Obama administration's decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law that bars recognition of same-sex couples' marriages, in court and will support "a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman," according to the draft platform language approved by subcommittees today.

The language must still be adopted by the full committee on Tuesday and then by the convention delegates in Tampa next week. According to the draft documents obtained by BuzzFeed from two subcommittees, the Restoring Constitutional Government subcommittee and the Health, Education and Crime subcommittee, the platform will take those two positions, as well as "support[ing] campaigns underway in several other states to" amend their constitutions to recognize only marriages between one mane and one woman.

As BuzzFeed first reported, the platform also includes language about "respect and dignity," which a gay Republican group, the Log Cabin Republicans, cast as an olive branch.

But social conservatives ended the day claiming victory.

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins told BuzzFeed: “You should read the entire plank on marriage, which I wrote. I feel very happy about it. I feel pretty optimistic about the outcome here.”

Calling out "an activist judiciary," the draft document blasts "court-ordered redefinition of marriage" before taking on the Obama administration.

"We oppose the Administration's open defiance of this principle [of separation of powers] — in its handling of immigration cases, in federal personnel benefits, in allowing a same-sex marriage at a military base, and in refusing to defend DOMA in the courts," the draft states.

Finally, after praising the benefits of marriage, the draft documents state, "[W]e believe that marriage, the union of one man and one woman must be upheld as the national standard, a goal to stand for, encourage, and promote through laws governing marriage."
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Isn't it time to keep the state out of religious marriage rights and the Church out of secular concerns. Same sex couples have the right to marry and have it sanctioned legally by the state. Churches are not bound to marry same sex couples if they so choose.

Via: Memeorandum


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Team Obama Claims Small Crowd Size at Rallies is by Design...

by:  Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA

Liberty -vs- Tyranny

There were 14,000 supporters in the 20,000 seat Schottenstein Center at Ohio State University for the rally, according to the local fire department, ABC News reported. While the campaign was prepared for overflow crowds in Ohio, none materialized.

The Washington Times - The presumptive GOP presidential and vice presidential nominees Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan are attracting thousands of supporters to their campaign rallies since Mr. Romney named Mr. Ryan to the bottom of the ticket. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has taken notice of the massive crowds at the Romney Ryan stump speeches and sent out an urgent e-mail to their supporters, reported The Washington Examiner last week.

However, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not drawing the crowds they once could.

Apparently the Obama campaign believes Americans suffer from a lack of thinking ability. Team Obama is saying they are intentionally limiting crowd size for security and cost reasons.

New York Times - “We have plenty of time for big rallies,” a campaign spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, said between the rallies on Thursday. “Our focus right now is on exciting our supporters and winning over undecided voters and the smaller and medium-size events are the best venue to accomplish that because the president can closely engage with the crowd."

Big rallies are expensive, especially given the logistical and security challenges for a president as opposed to a mere United States senator. And Obama campaign operatives, both at the Chicago headquarters and in swing states where Mr. Obama recently has stumped, say the campaign intentionally limits crowds by restricting tickets. The reason is to allow the president to better connect with supporters, aides say.

Holding my sides as I laugh uncontrollably so as not to bust a gut!!!

Via: Memeorandum



Thursday, August 16, 2012

Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute on Paul Ryan...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


While visiting fellow liberty site Left Coast Rebel I found this excellent video and accompanying text. A very big H/T to LCR and thanks for letting me "steal" the material Tim.

By the Left Coast Rebel

"He's not a follower of Ayn Rand; clearly he's been influenced by her..."



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"I don't think Ryan even in his political philosophy is as radical as I am or as radical as Ayn Rand would be," says Brook in an interview with The Daily Ticker. "Maybe he is in terms of his long-term vision and is just a practical politician."

Even though Brook says Ryan's plan is "nowhere near" what the economy needs to save it from a "debt disaster" he is quick to defend it against attacks."It brings expenses back to 2008 levels," he says. He's also "shocked" that Ryan's plan has been criticized so severely.

According to Rand, government "doesn't regulate business [and] doesn't redistribute wealth" but what it does do have is "a strong police force, a strong judiciary to arbitrate disputes and a military to protect us from outside invasions," says Brook. "Other than that (government should) leave us to pursue our happiness….leave us alone."



To learn more about the Ayn Rand Institute, click here.

Artur Davis Calls Biden Remarks 'Racial Visiousness'...

 by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny

Artur Davis, articulate, intelligent, honest, and spot on in his criticism of both Vice President Joe (Dufus) Biden and President Obama.

(CNN) - Artur Davis, the former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama, said Wednesday that Vice President Joe Biden was propagating "racial viciousness" when he said Mitt Romney's regulatory policies would "put y'all back in chains."

Biden made the comments Tuesday to a predominantly black crowd in Danville, Virginia, a city with a long history of racial tension. In May Davis announced he was switching to the GOP, leaving the door open to a future political bid as a Republican.

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Davis, who is black, said the comment smacked of a type of divisiveness he said was all too common in the South.

"It brought back memories for me," Davis told Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "The Situation Room." "It brought back memories of these Democratic politicians in the South, who think they can go before crowds and say one thing and nobody else will hear it, and they'll somehow get a cheer in the room and that they can blithely go on about their business."

Saying Biden went to a place he "never should have gone" in his remarks, Davis called the vice president's words insulting.

"It's a divisive tactic that's insulting to African Americans," Davis said. "It's insulting to the American people. It's insulting to the legacy that he used to build up as an orator who used to know how to inspire people instead of strike fear in people's heart."

Davis, who campaigned for Mitt Romney Wednesday in Virginia, may be best known for seconding Obama's nomination at the Democratic National Convention in 2008, when he served as an Obama campaign co-chairman.

Davis said he had hoped Obama's presidency would make a huge dent in race relations, as well as move the Democratic Party further to the center. Biden's comments, Davis said, should embarrass the president.

"It ought to embarrass President Obama," he said. "President Obama has talked so movingly about our country moving beyond race, and his own vice president makes this kind of comment yesterday? It was wrong and the president ought to be embarrassed by it, and the president ought to say it was wrong." {Read More}

Of course we already know the President isn't going to do that. He has is handlers working overtime to spin the Biden remarks. Continue reading.

In the following CNN video note Wolf Blitzer laboring to carry water for the democratic agenda and the Obama administration. The democratic machine (aka progressive collectivists) and liberal media must really, really, really be twisting in their collective underwear.

Via: Memeorandum

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Former Obama Campaign Co-Chair Now Supporting Gov. Romney...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


Former Four Term Congressman Artur Davis and  2008 Obama Co-Campaign Chairman

You just know things aren't going so well when a four term congressman and long time supporter, as well as being your former co-campaign chairman decides to switch sides. Perhaps Artur Davis, knowing the inside scoop on the Obama plan is sending America a very strong signal. Could it be...BEWARE... of reelecting the Imposter in Chief to the presidency of this great nation?

CNN - A former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama and one time strong supporter of President Barack Obama will campaign for Mitt Romney Wednesday.

A Romney campaign aide confirms to CNN that Artur Davis will stump for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in the battleground state of Virginia.

Davis, who is black, may be best known for seconding Obama's nomination at the Democratic National Convention in 2008, when he served as an Obama campaign co-chairman. Davis said he had hoped Obama's presidency would make a huge dent in race relations, as well as move the Democratic Party further to the center.

In 2010, Davis made an unsuccessful bid for governor of Alabama. In May he announced he was switching to the GOP, leaving the door open to a future political bid as a Republican.

Davis said in June that he thinks his one time political party was becoming more unwelcoming towards Southern conservative Democrats.

"I think the Obama administration has candidly gone too far to the left. You can raise all kinds of questions on whether that's good politics or not," Davis said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." "Obviously the election will determine that."

The Romney campaign says Davis will team up with Virginia GOP Victory Chairman Pete Snyder and a local business owner at an event in Arlington.

When a lefty speaks out and says Obama has went too far left isn't it time to take notice? One can only imagine how the the progressive collectivist left must be twisting themselves into knots right about now.

Via: Memeorandum

The Democratic Progressive Collectivists Have Set the Tone... the Opposition is Finally Responding

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


I can't quite recall when the democratic party (aka the progressive collectivist anti business party) has had their panties and pants in such a twisted knot over a republican party veep pick. Watching the lefties at work in the blogoshere since Paul Ryan was announced as Romney's pick two things are clear; 1) they are trying very hard to make the campaign about the veep, and 2) the lefties are really worried because they know Ryan is articulate, intelligent, and will blow not only Joe (Dufus) Biden clean out of the water in the VP debate, but will turn up the heat and keep Obama off balance as well.

Of course the reason the democrats are employing this technique is because their man has a dismal record to run on. By making Ryan the focus (along with his Randian leaning) they figure the misrepresentations and scare tactics they will employ against Ryan will insure Obama's dismal record will be off the radar, at least until the presidential debates. Anyone who spends a fair amount of time in liberal collectivist blogistan fully understands what I am saying.

Greg Sargent of the Washington Post is already talking about "the next frontier" in the liberal strategy to destroy the republican veep selection. Again to keep attention off the dismal failure that has been the Obama administration.

While I am not a Romney backer, having decided a long time ago to back Gary Johnson and the Libertarian ticket, since the press has given no attention to him, and will continue to do so, I think it appropriate to do everything possible in support of the visible campaign the Romney/Ryan ticket will wage pointing out the failures and hypocrisy of the Obama campaign.

Romney seems to be getting that he must go negative against the negative Obama and hit him hard,very hard. Having a big boy and big girl discussion about the Obama record in a way that engages Americans on a personal level is what needs to happen.

From THE HILL
Mitt Romney used a tough new campaign speech to personally blast the Obama campaign on Tuesday, saying comments earlier in the day from Vice President Biden are "what an angry and desperate presidency looks like."

"Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago," Romney said while campaigning in Ohio.

Romney was responding to Biden's suggestion that the GOP ticket's economic policies would “put y’all back in chains."

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"His campaign and his surrogates have made wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the presidency. Another outrageous charge came a few hours ago in Virginia. And the White House sinks a little bit lower," Romney said.

"This is an election in which we should be talking about the path ahead, but you don't hear any answers coming from President Obama’s reelection campaign. That’s because he's intellectually exhausted, out of ideas and out of energy. And so his campaign has resorted to diversions and distractions, to demagoguing and defaming others. This is an old game in politics; what’s different this year is that the president is taking things to a new low."

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The counter-punches mark a much tougher tone from Team Romney, who have criticized the Obama campaign before — particularly over a controversial ad by pro-Obama super-PAC Priorities USA Action that links Romney to a woman's death..."

Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul had the following to say;

“In case anyone was wondering just how low President Obama could go in his campaign for reelection, we now know he’s willing to say that Gov. Romney wants to put people back in chains," Saul said. "Whether it's accusing Mitt Romney of being a felon, having been responsible for a woman’s tragic death or now wanting to put people in chains, there’s no question that because of the president’s failed record he’s been reduced to a desperate campaign based on division and demonization.”

All that need be added is that when facing the type of campaign Obama is running his opposition, and I mean all the opposition, has no choice but to return fire. They had better bring out the heavy artillery as they are going to face a unmerciful and deceitful onslaught by the Team Obama.

It is going to be a very dirty campaign, and all the Presidents horses and all the Presidents men are responsible.

Via: Memeorandum



Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ayn Rand's Objectivist Ethics - Rational Self Interest...

by:Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan to be his running mate has the left twisting themselves into knots in the early attempts to misrepresent Paul Ryan's intellect and ability.

Not content to attack Ryan the lefties have determined to attack Ayn Rand as well. Rand is the author and philosopher that Ryan freely admits had a positive impact on his thinking with respect to governance and ethics.

The reason the left has such obsessive fear (that borders on hatred) of Ayn Rand is she stands for individualism over collectivism, a limited and proper role for the federal government, and she vehemently denounced the very statism that the leftist power structure in America has grown to embrace and herald as proper government

Just as the founding fathers of our democratic republic were classical liberals and enlightened thinkers, Ayn Rand embraced, and advocated classical liberalism. Modern liberals (liberal today means collectivist) fear of the strong individual who is self reliant and lives their life by rational self interest is what drives the collectivist left to destroy individuals like Paul Ryan and distort and lie about the philosophy of Ayn Rand. They will stop at nothing, and will stoop to the lowest levels to defeat that which can and should defeat them.

Isn't it time those of us who value individualism, liberty, a non intrusive federal government, a government that takes a non interventionist foreign policy posture, and who desire fiscal sanity to not be afraid nor embarrassed to advocate for the Objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand? Rational Nation over the coming days will be posting videos and pertinent excerpts from Rand's philosophical writings .

It is indeed more important than ever before to keep the philosophy that advocates for limited government, maximum individual liberties, individualism, and protecting the minority against the tyranny of the majority alive. Defeating the collectivist onslaught that only leads to dependency on the nanny state and thus loss of freedoms must be the goal of everyone that cherishes their liberties...

From the Virtue of Selfishness



Information can be found at the Ayn Rand Institute.

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Faces of Tyranny in America

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


I don't often bring back and reprint articles published previously. However, after spending a fair amount of time in what is known as progressive blogistan (or more appropriately the stated... The Pit of Confusion) I decided to visit my own archives. Mostly to refocus my attention on the task ahead. Which of course is to debunk the vile rhetorical venom the left is so full of.

Before moving ahead I suppose I should explain to the more conservative and high Libertarian readers why exactly I decided to subject myself to the myriad of misrepresentations, as well as being called everything from a raaaaacist, to a anti Semite, to a bigot, to a drunk, to a child molester, and many other things the confused hate filled left has called me, with not one iota of proof to substantiate it.

The "tolerant" left, as they like to called (never mind that it is an erroneous description) has the most effective attack machine and evasive methods known to mankind. They were sure as hell not going to accept an outspoken conservative/libertarian in their midst. UNLESS of course I bought everything they said hook line and sinker. Something this independent thinker has never been willing to do, for anybody. In short, a lot of the left are nothing but hypocrites.

To be fair, using a word the left understands well, they would because it is a non concept, I must state, unequivocally, that there are indeed many left leaning individuals who are reasonable and present rational arguments. Many show no malice when you with them and do not attack you personally just because you disagree with them. They simply accept the disagreement and go on their merry way as do rational conservatives and Libertarians.

It is the elitist snobs that are in control of the progressive movement that we of the rational Libertarian and conservative movement must attack, and attack viciously. Attack by underscoring their lies and the tactics they use. Expose the politicians they control for the real dangers they present to all Americans. Americans of ALL races, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, ages, and socioeconomic standing. Remind the liberty loving people that it about control over the lives of the individual that the left is most hungry for. If anyone doubts this truth just look at all the regimes of the socialist totalitarian left of the past; The Soviet Union, Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, Fascist Spain, Communist China, Communist Southeast Asia, add more if you need to.

Irrespective of what the leaders of movement left will tell you THEY want nothing less than to snuff out individualism, freedom of speech, and the liberties that past generations have fought and died to preserve for their posterity. I say, Enough is Enough! It is time to dismantle the progressive machine that is bent on destroying freedom and liberty in the United States of America.

Having said the above, as this site is really about liberty prevailing over tyranny, I must also point out those on the far right who support things such as the Patriot Act, Citizens United, that would deny the right of homosexuals the same freedoms and happiness as heterosexuals, that would deny women their reproductive rights, that demonize any religion but Christianity and Judaism, that attempt to restrict equal opportunity for all regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, that seek to demonize our black President on groundless accusations of not being an American, etc. are just as dangerous as the seething left I have described above. We of the Liberty Movement must be better. We must rise above our opponents on the left and on the neocon and socon right that would oppress us in a heartbeat were we to allow them.

This nations is in the throes of great and unsettling times. The decisions we make today, the politicians and bureaucrats we allow to run OUR GOVERNMENT will determine not only our liberties and freedoms, but the liberties and freedoms of yet unborn individuals for generations to come.

The question to be answered is this, are we willing to fight for the liberties that our Constitution guarantees us? Or are we going to march like good lemmings to the sea of oppression that the extreme left and neocon and socon right have in store for us if we do not resist them.

This site is not a supporter of either the Republican Party and Mitt Romney or the Democratic Party and President Obama. This site is a supporter of liberty for all, both political and economic, and a strong advocate for the candidacy of Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party for president of these United States of America.

Now, if you have stuck with me this long here is the article from the archives that I believe is truer today than when I wrote it.  Certainly it will re-inspire me going forward to fight the insidious forces of tyranny and oppression. I hope that in some small way it might inspire you as well.

Long live truth and the American Republic!!!



by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA


When you spend enough time in progressive collectivist blogistan, aka the land of the lost, it imparts a certain feeling of being lost in a fog. Sort of like the feelings you experienced on those foggy and dreary mornings waiting at the bus stop for the school bus to arrive. You just knew it was going to be another very long day when the teachers were going to expect you to learn something when you would rather bring doing something else. At least that's the way it was for me, and it's just how it was in progressive collectivist blogistan.

Really though, putting the analogy aside, there are similarities and differences.

One, I chose to subject myself to the the incessant kool aid of the left, whereas I had no choice but to go to school if I wanted to learn and some day be able to support myself. Two, I learned nothing from my experience in left blogistan other than ... nope, like I said nothing. Three, I learned a great deal from my school experience and for the most part was fortunate to have teachers that taught facts and allowed me to think for myself and draw my own conclusions.

That of course was back in the day when educators actually spent their time educating rather than indoctrinating. Having said that I must acknowledge there are many teachers who are dedicated and aspire to teach their students how to develop critical thinking skills. In fact, my baby sister is an educator and she does just that. She is a conservative with an open mind that teaches her students it's okay to think differently if you can back up your position with reasonable supporting arguments.

For all the talk you hear from the progressive collectivists about progressives being the true defenders of liberty and free thought it amazes me just how closed minded and fanatically adverse they are to anything that differs from their cherished and usually emotional viewpoint. For the most part they consider themselves to be the elite and thus have all the appropriate answers. If you don't believe it just ask them.

My time in the land of the lost also reminded me of the book Animal Farm. The book that pitted the animals (the working class) against their owners (the bourgeoisie) in what depicted the classic class struggle. After the animals threw their masters off the farm and ran it as a collective with all animals being equal things were okay for awhile. But before they knew it the pigs, who were the smartest begin to change the rules of the democratic collective and gradually installed themselves as the rulers of the people. They declared themselves more equal because of their superior intellect and knowledge.

By the end of the story the animals wanted their old masters back because they were treated by far better with them running the farm than with the pigs running the farm as progressive collectivist dictators.

The thing I noticed in the land of the lost is that if you agreed with the progressive line all was well. They all seemed to sit around in their fog and echo the same chorus line about how everything would be so much better if only the nasty, dirty, bigoted racist, homophobic, delusional right (as in republicans, libertarians, and conservatives) would just go away and let them play and romp in the nirvana fields of progressive collectivist thought.

As much as I would love to disclose the most virulent of these sites where anybody who dare oppose their views, or in any way make a curt disparaging remark about one of them will be threatened and intimidated so as to shut the person up. I know because I faced such intimidation. Yet on the pages of many of these sites all conservatives, Tea Party supporters, and republicans are maligned, called the most disparaging names, and mocked. However should I name any of these sights there will no doubt be more intimidation.

Progressive collectivist blogistan, aka the land of the lost is truly Animal Farm. And they wish to impose their elitism and world view on the rest of us. If you haven't read Animal Farm by George Orwell, I highly recommend it. The political ideology is still alive and well in the progressive collectivist movement. And that my fellow true defenders of liberty is where the danger lies.

Note: The term blogistan I borrowed from fellow RN USA writer Silverfiddle. Thanks and I hope you won't think of me as plagiarizer.

Editors Note: Graphics compliments of Left Coast Rebel.

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