Showing posts from 2009

Happy New Year 2010

New Years 2010, Singapore, a sight to rival New York City for sure! The New Year has already arrived for millions around the World. As we Americans began to prepare for our own celebrations, whatever they may be, let us hope for a Happy, Prosperous, and Better Year in 2010 than the one we leave behind!                  Happy New Year To All!   And A  Special Thank You To My Readership             For Your Loyal Visits To My Site

Conservative Party, Option for 2010 and Beyond

True to the never ending search for a National Political Party that embodies a rational political outlook and independent conservatism thought, Rational Nation USA found information on The Conservative Party. At the top pf it's webpage are these words, "Our mission is to re-establish the limits and boundaries of Government as framed by the Founding Fathers of the United States of America." These words have resonance, therefor I spent some time on the pages of their website to decide if this fledgling party has merit and could actually gain traction. It is evident that those who believe in limited federal government, states rights, that the government that serves best is local government could find a home in The Conservative Party. The founding principals and though on which the party has as its foundation is rational and functional. As there is a significant amount of information on their site, much to much to do it justice by way of explanation here, Rational Nation

Some Memorable Moments of 2009

Must see moments of 2009. The Good, the Bad, the Ugly. You be the judge. If nothing else they are good for a few laughs. Via: Politico

This is John Galt Speaking Part #11

As embedding has apparently been disabled for Part #11 of the series use the link below to access the video. As Rational Nation USA like many others, will be recuperating from the New Year Eve Festivities, the twelfth part of "This is John Galt Speaking" is being presented today as well. As you consider and reflect on these concepts enjoy your New Years Celebration. The series will continue next year.

End of Year Rasmussen Presidential Tracking Poll

As the first decade of the twenty first century comes to a close, and President Obama's first year in office is completed, the public's perception of the state of our affairs is a mixture of reserved optimism  and clear concern for our future. President Obama, riding high following the early months after his election has seen a dramatic decline in the Presidential Approval Index and in his Overall Approval Ratings over the past year. The trend has been consistent and steady. The good news for the President, if there is any, is there has been a recent up tick in his ratings.  The reality however is this; the American public can be very fickle and the direction of the electorate can change on a whim.  The good news for the Republicans is that trends seem to be favorable for them overall at present. The danger is complacency. That and they are simply going to need to start offering solutions to problems the public is concerned with rather than just saying no to everything.

Limbaugh Rushed to Hawaiian Hospital

Rush Limbaugh, America's most successful conservative radio talk show host was rushed to a hospital in Hawaii with chest pains.  The fifty eight year old, who often can offend even those who agree with him more often than not, has the best wishes from Rational Nation USA and hopes for a speedy and lasting recovery. True to expectations the left is having a wonderful time over his unfortunate health setback, and if the a** wipe comments on this linked article are any indication  they are no doubt hoping Rush's recent circumstances prevent him from returning to his post at the EIB Network. To be expected from those on the elitist left who have no concept of liberty and what it means, nor do they apparently have the ability to accept any viewpoint differing from their own. What they fail to recognize is this; Rush is as popular as he is precisely because his message is indeed understood and supported by millions of Americans. That's not to say this truly independ

This is John Galt Speaking Part #10

As we continue with "This is John Galt Speaking" Rational Nation USA realizes many of the premises and values presented are at first difficult to accept, and perhaps even impossible for the those who willingly and without question accept the doctrines of organizes religion or statism. However, it is for those who retain an open mind and perhaps have not thought deeply about these concepts and their value that the series is presented. When understood in their depth and fullness these value concepts provide a life altering experience and gives one happiness beyond comparison. When properly understood and practiced they result in each individual recognizing and respecting the rights of all to their opinions, values, and happiness; without the intrusions of any other individual or government. And now "This is John Galt Speaking" Part #10

Iran - How Can the U.S. Best Support the Iranian Freedom Movement?

The picture of a madman, and the face of pure evil. Ahmadinejad, despised by the people he leads, won his reelection through the most corrupt means possible. The people of the Persian Nation he and the 7th century minded Mullahs rule with a totalitarian and theocratic fist have chosen to say enough is enough. They are demonstrating and protesting in the streets of Tehran and elsewhere. The Washington Post ran an article today essentially in support of those fighting for freedom in Iran. The paper pointed to what it believes the Obama Administration has done positively in support of the Freedom Movement growing in the country. here some of the highlights of the article. "Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei clearly is betting he can defeat the opposition Green Movement with brute force. In the past week, security forces have attacked peaceful mourners at the funeral of dissident Ayatollah Ali Montazeri and violated the tradition of restraint associated with the Ashura ho

This is John Galt Speaking Part #9

As we continue on the journey with John Galt it becomes increasingly clear the philosophy by which this narrative series of work suggests one live their life by is based on reason, consistency, and non contradictory premises. The philosophy John Galt so effectively explains is clearly unlike our government which bases much of its actions on self destructive, irrational, and behavior patterns that only a true mystic would find rational. And now John Galt.

Krauthammer on the Iranian Fight for Freedom & Obama

Now this is what I have been attempting to say on Rational Nation. Charles Krauthammer says it beautifully, forcefully, and correctly in the following  clip. It is indeed an opportunity for Obama to do the right thing as pointed out by Krauthammer. It is also quite likely The President will fail the test of character, AGAIN. Via: Memeorandum Via: Gateway Pundit

Quotes of the Week at Rational Nation USA

In my search for quotes of the week I attempted to find those within the time frame originally envisioned, the 18th to the 21st century. While searching for quotes that exemplify both rationality and American values I realized that quotes that meet that standard can be found throughout history. So with this in mind Rational Nation USA, the blog, gives you quotes of the week December 28, 2009. The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. Abraham Lincoln I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. George Washington Carver A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away. Barry M. Goldwater Democracy is when the indigent, and not the m

The GOP Not a Party of Ethics or Values

This is to be a short post. It has in fact little to do with any of the weighty issues facing our nation as we move into the second decade of the 21st century. It does however have everything to do with why I left, no rephrase that, why the Republican Party left me and likely millions of others who share similar conservative values. Why did the party lose my support? Because the Republican Party has, through its attempt to use fear and deceit to further its narrow minded agenda, failed to represent a true ethical and balanced conservative value system. Rather than going into further detail please follow the link here for the low down on the low. I am proud to be an independent, rationally minded true conservative. While I wish it were different, I guess I should thank the Republican Party for dumping me before I became what the present Republican Party has become. Via: Memeorandum Via: The Huffington Post

Max Baucus Speaks - The Queation is, For Who?

Aside from the fact most of this man's remarks amount to full blown BS, isn't it remarkable that a Senator of the United States feels comfortable appearing on the floor of the senate in what is an obviously impaired state. This guy reminds me of Boris Yeltsin, only not as smart. Via: Memeorandum Via: Politico

Fire in the Streets, the Iranian Freedom Movement

I imagine the desire for liberty and the right to enjoy the freedom all men are entitled to ultimately outweighs mysticism and religious dogma, no matter what the form may be. The Iranian people are both a proud and independent culture. Knowing several personally I can honestly say they are rational and caring, with the same values, aspirations, and desires we proud and independent Americans hold dear. The world is now seeing the true spirit of the people of Persia. A spirit, that after thirty one years of an oppressive and tyrannical Theocracy has had enough. The demonstrations by opponents to the current regime is all one needs to see to know  time is on the side of the people of Iran. They however need the support of those who truly love freedom and despise authoritarian and oppressive tyrannical government. It is time for Governments that truly respect the rights of the individual, including their right to live out their lives as free and independent agents, to both condemn

This is John Galt Speaking - Part#8

Rationality, morality, rational self interest, proper ethical conduct, and the right to live ones life on these terms. Simple yet basic truths further enunciated in "This is John Galt Speaking" Part #8. If individuals, and society could only come to understand that when reason and rational self interest is consistently practiced the world becomes a safer and certainly more prosperous reality. George W. didn't get it, nor will Barry or the rest of the so called leaders of the world. Such has been the sober reality for the millennium. But this doesn't mean we should stop trying.

Another Failed Presidency

I received an e-mail recently from one of my readers. So many times in the past I have gotten burned posting stuff that was alleged factual in content only to find out it wasn't so. So, due to experience and that lost innocence that allowed me to trust unknown sources, I did my home work this time. I verified the article and the author. The article, entitled "Another Failed Presidency", was written by Geoffrey P. Hunt and was first published in The American Thinker on August 31, 2009. I had not previously seen this work but was most impressed with Mr. Hunts perspective and insight. President Barrack Hussein Obama, while not a failed President at this point in time, it does appear to many that given his full term he will likely be just another Jimmy Carter at the end of the day. As American citizens concerned about our own self interest as well as that of our nation we should hope for his success in turning the economy around and ending the wides

This is John Galt Speaking Part #7

The next 'This is John Galt Speaking" is focused on happiness and how your happiness is intrinsically  linked to your rational, ethical , and moral values.  As you listen, and perhaps re-listen to these videos,  notice how non contradictory they are. How each concept builds on, and strengthens that which was presented previously. For these concepts, taken and understood in their totality, provide one with a compass by which to lead a moral, non contradictory  and happy life. A life focused on the individual rational self interests, yet never forgetting the value of those with whom you share life in this world. Here is John Galt #7

Schools are the Best Agents to Create Social Justice - So Says Randi Weingarten

Mindless me, I always thought the role of a teacher, at least a good teacher, was to challenge their students to excel to the best of their ability in learning subject matters critical to their own success as well as their countries success. But a by far more advanced Neanderthal though gaining gravitas is that teachers unions, along with labor unions and the public shooks should become agent's for social change and justice. AFT President Randi Weingarten said it simply was enough the "instruct school children 7 hours a day;community schools should be the hub of the community." Gosh, what did I and millions of other like minded folks forget. It seems we were were taught, and rightfully so, that parents, churches, grandparents, your  neighbors , the local laws enforcement professionals, Clergymen and women, community groups that serve the local area, like Boy Scots, Girl Scoots, The YMCA and the YWCA,  etc., etc., and the list goes on. So once a gain we have a gro

Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, the Aspiring Diplomat

The smiling face of the Vietnam War hero, oops, excuse me I mean  traitor, and  the face of the man the drone like electorate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts keep sending back to the senate term after term. However, due to international developing scenarios  the man of less than stellar integrity may find new international recognition. Something he has always sought to gain. It seems the much esteemed Foreign Relations Chairman is contemplating a trip to Iran. The possible trip is reportedly with the sanction and blessing of the Obama administration. The worry we should all have is this; the trip is possibly, and likely to play into the hands of the illegitimate Theocracy and Totalitarian Dictatorship that rules this once great  Persian nation. As the most senior U.S. official to visit Iran in thirty years the effect, both in Tehran as well as globally, would be to give legitimacy to the current madman Ahmadinejad and the 7th century minded Mullahs and their modern da

Memorable Quotes From the 18th Century To the Present

In keeping with the belief that great wisdom can often be found in the simplest of phrases Rational Nation USA will began posting weekly quotes that hopefully will stimulate thought within it's readership. Wisdom can be found throughout the ages, from antiquity to the Enlightenment and The Age of Reason, to the present day.   The ability to use reason and logic, those characteristics  which differentiate  humans from all other animal forms, is what makes civil society possible. Even with our ability to use reason and logic the human race remain mired in what seems perpetual conflict and violence. The only species on earth capable of logic and reasoning seems incapable of using it for their own rational self interest.  While Rational Nation USA is not so delusional to believe the posting of a few thoughts by great minds of the past and present will have great impact, it is  however done so in the hope that perhaps a small number may be positively impacted and thereby the wo

Demonstrations in Iran

Again the Iranian people are showing their opposition to the regime of madman Ahmadinejad. A  BBC  article just out today reported. Jon Leyne, a BBC correspondent in Tehran, said the opposition sources are creating a picture of widespread and violent confrontations. There have been unconfirmed reports on reformist websites of several protests in the capital area. Also reported is that the government is using tear gas to breakup the demonstrators and protesters. A source quoted by Reuters said said that opposition supporters gathered along a lengthy stretch of a main city route but that the government was preventing the groups from linking up. The government is said to be reacting forcefully and beating protesters with batons and breaking the windshields of cars. The opposition has claimed since Iran's recent national election that President Ahmadinejad's re-election in June was due to mass scale tampering with results. An allegation he vehemently denies. The d

The POTUS and FLOTUS in Hawaii

POTUS and FLOTUS enjoining their well earned Christmas Holiday in the bright and sunny locale of Hawaii. Now , after the grueling and highly intense heath insurance reform battles at home these past several weeks who could begrudge, or criticize the POTUS for such a hard earned break from it all? So in the spirit of the Christmas season Rational Nation USA  takes this time to wish you, the FLOTUS, and your family (a bit belatedly) a Very Merry Christmas! And a Happy New Year to boot! Now  I may be mistaken, but I think not, while you and the FLOTUS were enjoying your holidays you found time to drop in at the Marine Corps Base in Hawaii to say in your words, " Hey guys Merry Christmas, I'm proud of you guys."   It is nice you found the time to drop in on our troops and spend some time with them at the safety of their base. A thought however crossed the mind of this questioning individual. Would it perhaps been more appropriate had you visited the troops in Afg

This is John Galt Speaking Part #6

John Galt on the morality of life, choice and rationality. Concepts free men and women need actively seek out and constantly defend if they are to be that which they can be. John Galt Speaking #6

Republicans Gain on Democrats in Generic Congressional Ballot

A December 22, 2009 Rasmussen Generic Congressional Ballot shows Republicans with an eight point advantage over the Democrats. The telephone survey reveals some interesting data, and when taken in full should give the Democratic leadership reason to rethink their strategic and tactical planning. It is becoming increasingly obvious that the far left congressional leadership of Pelosi and Reid et all is out of touch with American voters. While this certainly does not indicate the right is experiencing a resurgent, it does show the American electorate remains center to slightly center right. Following are some highlights of the polling data. 44% said they would vote for their district's Republican congressional candidate while 36% would vote for the their democratic opponent. Men tend to prefer GOP candidates over Democratic by 19%. Women are evenly split between to two parties. Voters not claiming a party affiliation preferred Republicans by a 43% t 19% margin. While Republ

Some Interesting Poll Data from Rasmussen

Polls at best provide a snapshot of public opinion at any given time, and depending on how the data is collected, tabulated, and interpreted can lead to varying  degrees of accuracy. None the less, having said this, they can be useful trending indicators for the intelligent and astute politician. The same can be said for the electorate. I found the following recent poll from Rasmussen Reports interesting, and depending on your take on things, encouraging. I have removed the video due to technical issues and replace it with the following link here: Rasmussen Poll . Via: Rasmussen Reports

This is John Galt Speaking Part #5

"I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine." The above quote, that of John Galt as penned by Ayn Rand in her best selling 1957 epic novel Atlas Shrugged, defines in one brief sentence the moral code by which free men and women ought live their lives. Perhaps if more of our congressmen and women, as well as our senators and presidents, understood and lived by the moral code of John Galt our nation would not be in the terrible mess it finds itself. It is in the hope our nation can find its way once again that Rational Nation USA posts the series "This is John Galt Speaking." The moral and ethical foundation by which a proper and just society can best live and prosper can be found in this series. The social experiment that modern day socialism and statism is representative of, has proven to be a moral and ethical failure. As nations around the world continue to seek to em

Lets Celebrate! And Then Lets Get Real

H ooray for the Senate Goon Squad! Three cheers for the architects of perhaps the smelliest pile of crapola ever to come out of the Chambers of the United States Senate. As Americans we should allegedly be very proud of the back room dealings and special deals cut to salvage this pile of dung. Next it is on to a Senate and House joint committee to reconcile the differences in the two bills so the President will have a huge smelly pile of pig dung to sign sometime likely in February, if not sooner. Whooahhhhhhhh, it's party down time for the proponents of Socialized Universal Health Care. It is now inevitable, Americans will have a revamped system that will not work efficiently and likely will cause further deficits and increase the national debt. No single payer completely run Government program yet. Just wait, as it will come rolling down the pike dressed in a pretty pink outfit in but a few short years. You see, that is how the lefties of the social engineering brigade 

This is John Galt Speaking Parts #3 & #4

During these times of Governmental usurpation of the rights an liberties of our people the words of John Galt need to be heard over and over again with an understanding deeper than ever before. With the House and Senate poised to now go into conference sessions next year to reconcile the unconstitutional house and senate version of the "dung heap healthcare legislation" of 2010, let us hope there will be many Constitutional challenges that stop these abominable piles of stinking crap from becoming enforceable. And now John Galt.

The Dung Heap That is Health Care Reform 2009/2010

Given the mood of the majority of the public with respect to Obama's "Bunch of Crap and Special Interest Dung Heap Heath Care Plan", is it any surprise the President is on the offensive defending the pile of cow dung now going through the senate. Rational Nation USA has no patience, or desire, to comment further on the bucket of crap the President and the useless Congress is about to dump on America. We truly have only ourselves to thank for this useless piece of legislation that will ultimately bankrupt this nation. As we are led to the den of lions let us remember the words of Benjamin Franklin when asked if the Constitutional Convention had given us a Monarchy of a Republic. To which he replied, "A republic if you can keep it." My take today is we are fast approaching a monarchy of sorts. Or put another way, rule by the elite. America Beware!! Via: Memeorandum Via: The Hill

This is John Galt Speaking Part #2

Having fixed the computers technological problems Rational Nation USA is once again back at the Freedom Post defending individualism, liberty, and the right to the Pursuit of Happiness. As always, RN USA is on the hunt to stamp out the Governmental Regulatory Strangulation of what once was the greatest and freest nation on the face of this earth. Unfortunately it appears we have lost the battle for meaningful and sensible health care reform. It is obvious as well we have no integrity in the halls of congress. Bluntly put we have zero congressman or senators that posses any proper ethical or standards. Our leaders simply have no proper philosophical basis from which to guide our nation. For this we have only ourselves to thank. So, in as much as this nation has lost its philosophical compass, Rational Nation USA will be presenting the series "This is John Galt Speaking" in hopes that the unthinking, and kool aid drinking crowd, will get the picture. Rational Nation USA

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Thanks to all who have visited, commented on, and supported my humble blog over the past six months. It has been your readership that has provided the fuel that keeps it going. Again, thank you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Rational Nation USA . For The Politically Correct - Happy Holidays. Rational Nation USA will not be posting for a brief period due to computer problems. Hopefully the brains of the operation (the computer) will be in and out of the repair shop before the first of the year.  Whenever this happens daily posts will resume.

This is John Galt Speaking

John Galt speaks to us. Simple yet profound truths. Sit back, realax, and be uplifted by the words of reason. Perhaps more later, if anyone is listening.

The Vatican Weighs in on Global Warming

The Pope has signed on to the religion known as GLOBAL WARMING.  The Vatican has come out with the position that the industrialized nations must accept their responsibility for the climate, abandon their consumerism, and indeed begin living more sober lifestyles. Sound a bit like the tolling of the altruistic socialist bells? During his message to the Roman Catholic Church's Annual World Day of Peace the Pope had the following to say: "It is important to acknowledge that among the causes of the present ecological crisis is the historical responsibility of the industrialized countries," While acknowledging developing countries "are not exempt from their own responsibilities with regards to creation" the Pope leveled the majority of his criticism was at rich nations.  In closing the Pope said;  "Sad to say, it is all too evident that large numbers of people in different countries and areas of our planet are experiencing increased hardship bec

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Obama's Iranian Policy

Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton has recently admitted that President Obama's position on Iran is flawed and and essentially a failure. Specifically the Secretary was speaking to the nuclear threat, however there is another side to the Iranian story. The administration's policy of extending the "olive branch" if you will to the extremist and oppressive Islamic Republic of Iran is befuddling. There is a significantly large segment of the Iranian population that is opposed to it's misguided leadership and would welcome the support of a true Republic such as the United States supporting their efforts to change their government. In the following video Iranian protesters are calling out to President Obama, and indeed all Americans: "Obama, Obama, are you with the regime or with us?" I think we now the answer to their question. And as to the nuclear threat Iran will ultimately pose; here is what Secretary Clinton had to say supported by for

Bizarre Response to Climategate Question

The so called climate change experts, uncomfortable responding to pointed questions, simply find ways to evade or cut off further questioning. They even will go so far as to get armed reinforcements to squash questions they wish not to answer. Hmm, makes one wonder just what they have to hide or fear doesn't it?

just a conservative girl: Senator Bayh, Doctors, and Obamacare

With all that is going down in the health care arena, and given all the disingenuous deals being worked out by the Dem's in Congress it is difficult to decide just what the truth is. So, in Rational Nation USA's search for what may actually be considered reasonable concerns as well as representing the truth, the following link to just a conservative girl  is as close as it gets. The letter from Doctor F.E. Fraser, MD points out significant concerns as well as providing  both the page number and  line in the Health Care bill. RN USA wishes to thank jut a conservative girl  for finding and posting this valuable information on the dangers inherent in the current drive to pass nationalized universal health care in America. View at  just a conservative girl: Senator Bayh, Doctors, and Obamacare

The Humble Libertarian: Real Conservatives Must Rethink War

I saw this post at The Humble Libertarian today. It is an excellent statement on true independent conservatism and Libertarianism.  True conservative and Libertarian values are often misunderstood in our current political atmosphere of baseless platitude from the far left and the mindless grunts of the far extreme right. This link should help to dispel any misconceptions of true independent conservatism and Libertarianism. I hope you enjoy this well thought out presentation. Rational Nation USA thanks The Humble Libertarian for finding and posting this excellent thought provoking video. View the video at:  The Humble Libertarian: Real Conservatives Must Rethink War

Dem's Stop GOP Senate Filibuster

Senate Democrats just voted 60 to 34 to close off debate on a a $446.8 billion dollar omnibus spending bill that is to cover Justice and State Department spending as well as others agencies. The 59th and 60th votes were cast by Senator Byrd and Senator Lieberman. The bill finances almost 50% of the federal government and will increase funding for the agencies covered by the bill by 10%. The end of the Republican filibuster was delayed as Democrats had to wait for the 92 year Byrd, who has been ailing, to arrive to cast his vote. Lieberman, who is an Orthodox Jew and normally does not work on the Jewish Sabbath, nor does he drive on Saturday in honor of the Sabbath, walked the 3 miles from his synagogue to the capital, delaying the vote for another 50 minutes. All but three Republicans opposed the spending bill citing wasteful spending on domestic agencies during a time of war. There were three Democrats, Senator's Evan Bayh, Russell Feingold, and Claire McCaskill who vote

Copenhagen and the Loonies

The lets "roll civilization back to the days of a more primitive and less advanced world economically" crowd in Copenhagen. Well coordinated, and color coded signage abounds. Was just wondering if Holy Enviro High Priest Al Gorleoni is getting kick backs from sign companies. This whole movement is based on questionable science. The primary purpose is to attack capitalism at it core and set in motion gimmicks and false justifications to get wealthy industrialized countries to foot the bill for bringing up the standard of living of third world countries around the world. Sounds like a noble and righteous cause.  That is if you believe you are responsible for the soul of everyone less fortunate that you. The concept of being your brothers keeper at the expense of your own welfare and happiness. The results of the movement can can only be the leveling of the economic playing field. In other words industrialized and advanced societies lose and underdeveloped societies gai