Showing posts from August, 2009

A Voice of Reason Written in Biblical Prose

The following was received via e-mail. The author was identified only as the wife of a pastor and the text was written in biblical prose. Biblical prose aside the author's message is reasoned and powerful. Everyone who reads this will be left with a feeling of concern at the very least, and possibly a feeling of outright fear for our country and her future. The only editorial comment made by Rational Nation USA would be the opening paragraph should not be taken literally as there are still more people with ethical standards and initiative than not. The literal wording should taken more as a warning and a wake up call. And it came to pass in the Age of Insanity that the people of the land called America, having lost their morals, their initiative, and their will to defend their liberties, chose as their Supreme Leader that person known as "The One." He emerged from the vapors with a message that had no meaning; but He hypnotized the people telling them, "I am

Politics as Usual in Massachusets and PC in California

As people are paying their respects to the late Senator Kennedy there is a firestorm brewing  in Massachusetts politics that is directly linked to Washington DC.  The reason, a cynical and political move to change yet again a law to favor the liberal agenda by allowing Governor Deval Patrick to temporarily fill the late Senators seat by gubernatorial appointment. Senator Kennedy recently had asked Massachusetts lawmakers to give the Governor authority to name a successor until such time a special election could be held. Under current Massachusetts law the time period in which such an election must be held is between 145 and 165 days. Sound reasonable? in 2004 during Republican Governor Mitt Romney's administration Senator Kennedy pushed Massachusetts state legislators to take appointment power away from the Governor. Ultimately the effort succeeded  and the liberal agenda prevailed.  The reason was presumably to foster a more democratic process, although the likely reason was t

A Few Scattered Thoughts

I wish to begin todays post by first expressing my sincere condolences to the entire Kennedy family on their loss.  No matter what one may have thought of his politics he stayed true to his philosophy and vision as to the direction he believed our country should travel. He was an effective negotiator and was able to successfully work with his comtemporarys across the aisle. For these things he is deserving of our respect. Good bye Senator Kennedy, rest in peace.  You truly were the Liberal Lion of the United States Senate. There are a few thoughts racing through my mind today. The kind of thoughts that are on everyone's mind these days, and as the days drag on the questions continue to accumulate much faster than answers. First on my mind is our staggering federal debt.  With the current administrtion in power it is almost a certainty that our federal  debt will grow at an exponentially faster rate than revenues. Common sense would tell one that when in debt you don't cont

Is Obama a socialist/ Marxist by Defenition - Part #2

The image to the left aptly describes the result of every communist totalitarian government that has existed since Karl Marx and  the publishing of  The Communist Manifesto. Marx however was not a politician nor a government official.  He started no political party nor did he actively involve himself with a particular political movement. Marx, aside from being a 19th century economics and social philosopher was a pragmatist in some respects and an idealist in others.  Not unlike many of us today.  While I find the the results of his economic model and social philosophy, as practiced and perverted   by  Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and Castro , to be  revolting, I can not argue with much of his theoretical economic premises as he expressed them in his writings. I was called to task by a person whose intelligence and integrity I respect, and was reminded that Karl Marx's work, taken in context and in the historical framework of his time is far removed from what today is passed off as Marx

Is Obama a Socialist/Marxist by Definition?

I have freely called President Obama a socialist/Marxist on the pages of Rational Nation USA. For this I have been severely criticized for my beliefs and outspokenness. As one would expect the concerns came from the moderate left to the more progressive left. As is always my inclination when criticized by intelligent individuals I took a step back to examine my premises. As words (concepts) have meaning and are concrete I decided to start with the definition of concepts that define a persons politics. These concepts (words), which span the spectrum of political philosophy as related to this discussion are; fascism, conservative, moderate, progressive, socialism, and Marxism. Definitions of each concept, taken from Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, and of necessity edited so as to refer only to the concept in the political meaning are as follows: Fascism/Fascist - 1: a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and race above the individual and that stan

Is Racism Resurgent in America

A close friend, perhaps my closest made a comment the other day that he was concerned racism has recently experienced a new resurgence in America. At first I dismissed the comment as that of a progressive who feels the conservative movement with it's new found activism over Obama's health care plan was somehow responsible for this perceived resurgence of racism. However, after initially putting it out of my mind, hours later I found myself pondering over his comment. I realized my friend is far to intelligent to think conservatives are responsible for what he sees as a resurgent racism. I am equally sure he does'nt think the fact we have a black President has anything to do with his perceived increase in racism. He referenced organization that are admittedly right wing, skinheads, white supremacists, etc. which have existed for years and are on the fringes of mainstream American life. Nor do they represent the average American, either conservative or progressive. In a

President Obama's Town Hall Social

Call me a skeptic but something was up yesterday in Portsmouth New Hampshire town hall meeting. The president might as well have been attending a party in honor of Lenin and all his great accomplishments. Rather asking probing questions about the President's Health care reform plans the get together was more of a social gathering for people to be able to say "I saw the President in person." The Associated Press had this to say - "The White House had been ready for an unruly reception from opponents of overhauling health care. There was no sign of that, perhaps because of the makeup of the day's crowd or out of traditional deference for the president." Yes there was likely some deference shown to the President. More likely the crowd's make up was progressive and the majority were supporters of the President's agenda. Being the skeptic that I am I suspect the crowd of approximately 1800 was packed by the Democratic party with Obama supporters. I am s

An Open Letter to the President - Lou Pritchett

This morning as I was settling in to write today's blog post I decided first to check my e-mails. I had decided the post would be a commentary on Sarah Palin's kinda sorta over the top remarks published on her Facebook page about what Obama's health care plan would mean, and Nancy Pelosi's definitely over the top statement that anti Obama health health care activists and protesters where UN-American. A lot has been posted on this blog about Presidents Obama's socialist/Marxist philosophy, and why all Americans should be concerned about the President's agenda and rapid leftward shift. Our very quality of life and our liberties are at stake, as is the nation's long term financial viability and stability . Back to my e-mail and the relevance to today's blog post. As I ran through my mail I found one of particular interest and very poignant. I think it sums up the fears many have with the direction this President's is taking us in, the po

Discussion with my Son

Just the other day my son, who is a progressive, called in to question some statements I had made on previous blog posts. The details are not terribly important but generally his concern had to do with my position on President Obama's policies which clearly I do not support. He also felt that I was being disrespectful of the President and perhaps even harboured at some level feelings of hate towards the man. At first I was quite upset. After giving further consideration to his words I decided to make a public statement. First, I respect the office of the President of the United Sates of America and the man who holds it. Second, I bear no personal animosity towards the man and I certainly have no hate for him at any level. He is an intelligent and personable man. One who I likely could sit down and have a beer with and share some mutual insights. My issues with the President are not personal. Rather they are with respect to his policies and what I believe to be his polit

Hecklers at the Healthcare Town Hall Meetings

The gloves are off. Conservatives and moderates are attending town hall style meetings across the nation to express their concerns over the Obama socialized health care plan. As people have time to delve into the "guts" of this ill conceived and costly plan their concerns are growing. The following text was taken off the web and is a statement by a government official; There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to . Excuse me for saying so but this is scary stuff. Essentially what the Government is asking the citizenry to do is "snitch" on fellow America

The Supreme Court and Judicial Activism

Soon the melodrama, and speeches will be over. President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor is soon to be confirmed. There is even limited bi-partisan support for her confirmation. I however, find myself asking what the rationale, or put another way political interests were that led to her nomination. I know her judicial credentials are sound and she apparently has no skeletons in her closet. She is an intelligent and well spoken jurist who handled herself with composure and confidence throughout the hearings. So why the uneasy feeling I keep asking myself. Is it possible the rationale and interest for nominating her for the job was to lock in the Hispanic vote in 2012? Or perhaps it is because Judge Sotomayor is a socialist minded jurist that the President knows will support his socialist/Marxist agenda from the bench through activist judicial opinions? Perhaps it is a combination of both of these factors. I do not know the women, only through what I have

<em>Special Report</em> says "public venting" at health care town halls, ignores conservative efforts to pack events

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What Obama and my wife have in common

This well intentioned, and thoughtful letter to President Obama from Chuck Norris is a reasonable and respectful request for the President to supply the information that would quiet the birther's firestorm. If the President has nothing at all to hide then it would seem to most people prudent to put an end to the controversy that is a distraction to his Presidency. I for one sincerely want to believe our President is constitutionally able to serve as our President. Having said this I also believe the President has a responsibility to this country and it's citizens to put this issue to rest. Will you do that for your country Mr. President? Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA What Obama and my wife have in common Shared via AddThis

Congress Goes Into It's August Recess Without Enacting Socialized Health Care

Congress has adjourned and it's members have left Washington to begin the August recess. They did so without enacting President Barrack Hussein Obama's sweeping socialized health care initiative. For that we should all be thankful. Cautious minds, at least for the moment, prevailed. Having said this I submit the conservative movement, and each and every true conservative, must not let up on the pressure we have subjected congress to so far to resist the temptation to a quick Marxist fix to our health care issues. Our system is admittedly in need of some adjustment, both in availability and affordability, but a rush to any solution is a mistake. Particularly when the rush is to preserve the "political credibility" of a President who spoke to soon and out of step with the American people. Recent public polling indicates the American people are wary of both the cost and scope of the Obama overhaul (Boston Globe 8/01/09) of our health care system. As a result of th

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Be the Master of Your Destiny

I find these simple words so inspiring! Especially today when our government, more than ever before, is bent on convincing us Big Brother Government is the answer to all our problems. True, government can tax you to death and find ways to spend your money, but never as effectively and prudently as you would and certainly not in YOUR best interest. Proper government should remain limited and responsive to the will of the people. The current government of the United States of America, led by President Barrack Hussein Obama and his socialist/Marxist supporters in congress, wish to take us down the path that leads to the destiny THEY have chosen for us. As our federal government continues to usurp more and more of our liberties it grows larger and larger, feeding on each and every American citizen like the parasite it has become. As we the people continue to give the government more and more control over our lives, we can continue to watch those we elect to represent us bankrupt our n