Showing posts from March, 2010

Russians Apparently See America's Danger More Clearly Than We Do

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA The following article was published in the Russian Newspaper Pravda. It is frightening in that a Russian journalist is able to speak the truth with respect to America's march to statism/socialism yet our own countries so called free press (and main stream media) cannot find the courage to speak the truth. Perhaps those who have lived the tyranny of statism and socialism for the years the Russian people labored under their tyranny makes it easier for them to see what is happening to America. I sincerely hope, for my children, grandchild, and niece and nephews sake, as well as that of all liberty loving Americans the author of this article turns out to be wrong. I fear the worst. From Pravda a Russian Newspaper   The irony of this article appearing in the English edition of Pravda (Russian on-line newspaper) defies description.  Why can a Russian newspaper print the following yet the American media can't or won't s

What Side Of The Fence?

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA I just received these this morning via what else... an e-mail from my best friend. There is so much truth in these I couldn't wait to post them on Rational Nation USA . There is no better way to start ones day than with a bit conservative wisdom and a touch of classy conservative humor. Enjoy, I know I did! If you have ever wondered what side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!  Lot of truth here! If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn`t buy one. If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed. If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn`t eat meat. If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone. If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life. If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect. If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. If a liberal is down-and-out, he wonders who is going to take care of

ObamaCare... What Would Jefferson Do? Nullify For Certain

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation  USA h/t Donald Borsch (for the link) Conservative Firestorm With the passage of ObamaCare a question as obvious as the nose on ones face has been raised. The question... Is the government mandate requiring individuals to purchase health insure constitutional?  In response to that question fourteen states to date have answered by filing lawsuits against the federal government. Article Ten of The Bill of Rights states, " The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states,  are reserved to the states respectfully, or to the people." I have yet to find any wording in the Constitution that grants the federal government the right to force citizens to purchase and product, service, or anything else. There are indeed many who will point to the "general welfare" clause as empowering the federal government to do almost anything it wished at any in so long as it meets the libe

Matthew Modine... Is This Guy For Real?

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA Matthew Modine, libtard actor must be be running for "dumbest man in America." Imagine if this guy were in charge of our national security. This is almost to incredible to believe, but here it is; Imagine if somebody were to really sit down with Osama Bin Ladin and say, ‘listen man,what is it that you’re so angry at me about that you’re willing to have people strap bombs to themselves, or get inside of airplanes and fly them into buildings.’ That would be the miracle if we can get, sit down and talk to our enemies and find a way for them to hear us. – Matthew Modine Here in his own words, approximately two minutes in. Delusional to say the least. Via: Memeorandum 

Davenport Iowa Renames Good Friday to "Spring Holiday"

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA Those who know me know that I am not a religious man and choose to find my spirituality in my own unique and individual way. It is also fairly well know that I am a believer in the Jeffersonian tradition of separation of church and state. I, like Jefferson simply believe that the  church has no good purpose being involved in the affairs of the state. Churches are established to provide moral guidance and fellowship with like minded individuals.All religious sects profess deeply held values that are faith  based and bind church members to their chosen faith and denomination. While an individual does not need to be religious, or even believe in a higher authority to be ethical and a good person, society in general has found comfort and guidance in religious beliefs and traditions since mankind became social beings. In so long as all religious sects respect the right of others to worship as they chose all is well. That aside... America has si

2008 - The Most Important Video On The Internet

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA Rational Nation   USA offers the following video without editorial comment. Those who have visited often know this sites leanings. The independent conservative views are, I believe, expressed well in this video. It is my hope you find this material both thought provoking and enjoyable. The afternoon search for philosophical  material of interest was well rewarded in the finding of this video work. Via: You Tube

An America That Will Rise Again

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA           The congress of the United States is populated by a group of elitist power brokers that are frankly, at least IMO, out for two things. First doing everything possible to get reelected, and second to push the statist/socialist agenda deeper into the fabric of America. It is the fervent  hope of all liberty minded people who love freedom and individualism, that the misfits currently wielding power over us fail in both. Congress (read democratic leadership), and the POTUS have been deeply intent on radically changing our countries direction.  With the historic passage of  the flawed health insurance reform bill, known as ObamaCare, they have indeed succeeded in their misguided journey. Their hopes are to change America completely and forever into a Chavez or Castro style statist/socialist state. If I chose to be kind I might say they are only trying to remake America along the lines of socialist England or France. To do so would

Rational Quotes From Rational Nation USA

As a new week starts, and in light of the fact I have been extremely busy with technical issues and therefore unable to post much this weekend, I put up a few rational quotes to begin the next, and what is likely to be a very hectic week. Please enjoy and feel free to offer any feedback on the selection of "Rational Quotes for a Rational Nation." Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.    Ayn Rand It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.    Alexander Hamilton The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.    Samuel Adams If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.    Benjamin Franklin Arbitrary power is

John Larson (D-CT) Alleges Threats

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA The Democratic party, while continuing to alleged threats were made against an ever growing number of  members that voted for ObamaCare, is unable to provide any specifics as to the allegations. Representative John Larson (D-CT) refused to provide details. He said only that during an event at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center his office "reported them to the appropriate authorities." Further he stated that,  "we just don't go into the nature of them." Apparently following the "proper" procedures, even though the public is terribly interested in the specifics, is sufficient. This certainly seems to be a prime example of "smoke and mirrors" in further attempts by the democratic party to destroy the Tea Party movement's credibility. If there is any validity to the allegations surrounding Representative Larson's allegations it would seem quite appropriate to offer at least some

The Miracle's Of Obama - Or Not

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA The President , trying to dazzle the American Public, ended his week of victory with his weekly address full of questionable rhetoric. Something we have come to expect from an orator with nothing on his mind but growing government and restricting the individuals ability and right to chose. Not to mention his obvious desire to Nationalize as much of the private sector as We The People will allow him to get away with.  Let's not forget as he congratulates Congress and himself the strong arm tactics, and deal making that occurred in getting this "mistake" accomplished. Nor the nettlesome fact that 59% of the public was opposed to the bill rammed down their throats. First the video, then a breakdown analysis of what it really means. The breakdown: ObamaCare successfully handed control of 17% of the nations economy to the federal government. Ostensibly because the government can of course run things much better than the priv

Liberal Hate Talk

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA I realize not all libs are as delusional as some on the really far left who hate everything and everyone who doesn't agree with the socialist/statist agenda. I also know that many libs, due to a lack of rationality can't help themselves and really show the true hateful colors of their ideology. To be sure the far right neo cons have a few of their own, but few as over the top as Mike Malloy. Who, buy the way, is as left and delusional as they come. View the video and watch him spew his hate rhetoric. He singles out Limbaugh, O'Reilly, and Beck calling for their death. I give 10 to 1 you won't be hearing a peep out of  MSNBC, CNN, The Boston Globe,  The Los Angeles Times, or any of the main stream government/media complex. Read Radio Equalizer for the text. Via: Memeorandum

A Take On ObamaCare From A Real Conservative

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA America braces for the most offensive government intrusion into the lives of it's citizens by what is arguably the least qualified, yet most power hungry administration since FDR.  All liberty minded individuals need take a deep breath, relax,  and commit ourselves to doing all we can as individuals to peacefully, through civil disobedience, calling or writing our legislators, actively campaigning for liberty candidates, donating  to whatever degree each can afford to candidates that share the values of freedom, individualism, limited government, and a respect for our constitution. Together, united in the cause of liberty, We The People can stop the tyrants now in control of our nation. These very tyrants, Madame Pelosi, Herr Reid, and Chancellor Obama (et all) are attempting to gain control over the lives of every individual in this nation through government control of medicine and healthcare. They must be stopped at the ballet box i

A Conservative Rallying Cry: A time for boldness and confidence, not desperation

by Conservative Generation , Left Coast Rebel Gaze back in history, 232 years. An American Revolution from British tyranny, from tyranny worldwide. The beginnings of the birth of the brightest experiment in humankind, the seeds of liberty unlike the world had seen and perhaps ever will. At this time, American rebels fighting for this vision were nearly without victory, one can imagine their despair. When General Charles Lee cut and ran from a formidable force of redcoats that were amassing at Monmouth in 1778, the entire revolutionary army fell into disarray. About five miles away, General George Washington gazed at the confusion that was his front lines. Angry, but resolute, he rode out to Lee, determined to put his army back in order. From “ Patriots ” by AJ Langguth : “Colonel Harrison galloped up and reported that the British main force was barely fifteen minutes away and pressing hard. Washington had time only to act on reflex. He charged through the confusion, lining up

Alleged Threats Against Lawmakers Who Voted Affirmative On ObamaCare

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA I am very upset at the way the democratic controlled congress went about ramming ObamaCare down the throats of the American people. The majority (fifty nine percent) were opposed to this massive takeover of 1/6th of our economy. Further, the ultimate loss of the freedom to choose is perhaps the the most troubling. The federal government, now run by the most corrupt and  power hungry progressive/statist group of misfits the country has ever seen, is shredding our constitution one day at a time. For this every last one of them ought to be run out of town and sent to the unemployment line as they have long ago stopped working for the people they represent. They work only for their own corrupt interest and to remain in power. They lie, cheat, and steal from the American people. For this (and ObamaCare) they deserve the contempt most polls indicate people feel for congress. Having said the above I go on record, as the owner of   Rational N

The March Of The Progressives

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA I know, the  hottest story continues to be the newly signed ObamaCare bill, at least in the blogosphere. Being the political junkie I am the thought of doing another article on ObamaCare crossed my mind, more than once. There is certainly enough to write about. Looming legal actions in several states to stop the bill. The predictably positive spin a  liberal press has given the passage of ObamaCare. The change in polling data from negative to  positive in the span of two days. And so much more... But when it came right down to it, I just couldn't find the energy  needed to get my mind further engaged in yet another critical analysis of this bill. So... as the result of this I decided to post something on Ann Coulter and freedom of speech. I am sure many  will remember the discussions in America over The Fairness Doctrine , and the flap over the treatment given Michael Savage by Great Britain for the crime of being a true independent

The New American Revolution 2010: Thank You, King Obama!

NOTE: This is strictly an Opinion Piece and in no way reflects the mindset or character of Rational Nation USA or its contributors or owner. Thank you, God Bless, and Long Live Our Republic. Good day, fellow Americans. Do you remember your history lessons from school? Do you remember looking at paintings of guys wearing white wigs, gathered around a table in some assembly hall, with pens in their hands and looking quite satisfied? Do you remember the painting I used as the article image- the three American Patriots that came to symbolize our freedom and victory from King George III? Lastly, do you remember what you were taught about The US Constitution while in secondary school, before you might have journeyed off to college? Uh huh. Indeed. I don’t know if you’ve been paying attention, but there is a new President in office who has the unbridled power of a King, given to him by the progressives and supported by an America-hating Democrat-controlled Congress. Indeed, Presi

Let Us Rise from the Ashes

By: Pamela D. Hart With the passage of the Health Care bill, Americans are angered, frightened and disenfranchised. They feel as if Congress is not attuned to the average American; they feel as if Congress has trampled on their rights; and they feel as if Congress renounced their oaths to uphold the Constitution. Americans fear for their future and the future of their children and grandchildren as the debt of our country has reached overwhelming levels and will probably extend to levels that will be impossible to maintain. All of these fears are understandable; the anger and hostility as well. It’s in the darkest sky that we see the brightest star. It is during our most difficult ordeals that we find courage to face our challenges. Without trials and hardships we would never know our grit, resolve, and convictions. It is when we are tested that we discover our TRUE selves and whether we can withstand the onslaught of perceived impasses. So, like the Phoenix, let us rise from the ashes.

America's Majority Does Not Like ObamaCare Bill

By Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA The Capital on the evening Congress arguably voted the biggest power grab since FDR and his new deal. The night when socialized medicine was narrowly approved by congress on  a straight party line vote. What is telling is the democrats  socialists in congress passed this bill over the heads of a public that clearly does not want it. The fact they ignored the public, and railroaded ObamaCare through congress using strong are tactics and deal making is telling. These people are none other than a group of elected officials who have become so deluded as to believe they know best. That somehow being members of congress equates to them being all knowing. Therefor they feel free to dictate to their constituency whatever it is they think  feel is right. And if you don't agree to bad...  after all we are are nothing more than the underclass. In other words they see themselves as members of the elite class  and thus have the right and indeed du

Obama Signs Health Care Bill Today that He, Congress and Even Staffers are Exempt From

by the Left Coast Rebel Like the serfs that they think we are, we are supposed to celebrate Obama's health care signing event this morning. We are supposed to swallow our lowly little serfdom pride (that they will hammer out of us) and consider just how lucky we are that we have an Obamanation and Congress that knows what is good for us better than we do ourselves! Right? I have a simple question for you. If Obamacare is just, so fantastic and the 'prescription' to cure this nation's health care ills then why are the authors of the bill exempt from it? All the way down to lowly staffers: From The New Ledger: For as long as the political fight took over the past year, the abbreviated review process on the health care legislation currently pending on President Obama’s desk is unquestionably going to result in some surprises — as happens with any piece of mashed-up legislation — both for the congressmen who voted for it and for the American peopleOne such surprise is fou

Pelosi and Reid Viewed Unfavorably

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA As hard as it is to believe the majority of Americans do not hold an opinion of House Speaker Pelosi or Senate Majority leader Reid. Given the front and center exposure they received over the last year due to ObamaCare it is actually unbelievable, at least in this individuals mind. The good news however is that for those who do hold an opinion the unfavorable ratings are running at 3.36 to 1 for Pelosi and 2.88 to 1 for Reid. Both could have a difficult time holding onto their power. We can only hope the numbers result in them being turned out of office soon. Via: Memeorandum

The Stupak Sellout

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA It's a done deal. Stupak sold out to the White House for an Executive order that will, for the time being, prevent federal funding for abortion. A short term goal that while appropriate it was gained at the expense of selling out the right to choose for future generations. Further, there is no guarantee that at some point a future (if not this one) socialist/statist president won't rescind this executive order replacing it with one that removes restrictions on federal funding of abortion. Congratulation Stu, you did you country a real service. Just ask 55% of Americans what they think. Just for the record here is a complete text of the Executive order that gave the Prez, Madame Pelosi, and Vamp Reid their long sought after power grab. By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (approved March

Stupak and the Collapse of Rational Opposition

By: Les Carpenter III Rational Nation USA Here you have it folks. Representative Stupak, the one issue representative (abortion foe) has SOLD OUT on liberty and your freedom to choose. President Barrack Hussein Obama has apparently struck a deal with the one issue representative that won him over. What was the deal? You guessed it. The Prez has apparently agreed to signing an executive order banning federal government funding of abortion. While this is a good thing it does not guarantee the same will hold true for  the future. Further it does absolutely zip, zero, nada, to insure the right of each and every individual to choose their insurer, or the quality of care they so desire. Stupak, with his singular issue has done absolutely nothing to insure the right for the individual to choose the level of insurance and care they desire. In short Representative Stupak has sold out on American citizens ability to choose. As a result, if this bill ultimately passes and weathers the c