Wednesday, March 31, 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 see it? Check Snopes link below. 

American Capitalism Gone With A Whimper 
It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breathtaking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather than the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas than the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their "right" to choke down a McDonalds burger or a Burger King burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our "democracy".  Pride blind the foolish.

Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different "branches and denominations" were for the most part little more than Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more than happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the "winning" side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the "winning" side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power.  Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America .

The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama.  His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive.  His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America 's short history but in the world.  If this keeps up for more than another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Weimar Republic and at worst  Zimbabwe .

These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all.  First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, losses, and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars.  These make our Russian oligarchs look little more than ordinary street thugs, in comparison.  Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes.  Should we congratulate them?

These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another.  They are also usurping the rights, duties, and powers of the American congress (parliament).  Again, congress has put up little more than a whimper to their masters.

Then came Barack Obama's command that GM's (General Motors) president step down from leadership of his company.  That is correct, dear reader, in the land of "pure" free markets, the American president now has the power, the self-given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will.  Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions.

So it should be no surprise, that the American president has followed this up with a "bold" move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies..  I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less than two months ago, warned Obama and UK's Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster.  Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our "wise" Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.

Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper...but a "free man" whimper.

So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set "fair" maximum salaries, evaluate performance, and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses?  

Senator Barney Frank, a social pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened American societal norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only not a looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his Marxist enlightenment, has led this effort.  He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.

The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left. 

The proud American will go down into his slavery without a fight, beating his chest, and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is.  The world will only snicker.

For anyone believing this is a phony article it can be verified by clicking the link just below. It has been verified as true by Snopes.

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 him.

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
If a liberal doesn't like a talk show host, he demands that those he doesn't like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
If a liberal is a non-believer, he wants any mention of God and religion silenced.  (Unless it's a foreign religion, of course!)

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
If a liberal decides he needs health care, he demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
If a liberal reads this, he will delete it because he's "offended".

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 liberalized view of "the general welfare." This clause, more than any other is responsible for the progressives and liberal New York Lawyers finding ever new and almost limitless federal powers.

James Madison wrote "powers delegated" to the federal government were to be "few and defined." He went on to say those of the states are "numerous and indefinite." Thomas Jefferson in his 1798 Kentucky Resolutions outlined his theory of nullification. Jefferson said in essence that the constitution is a compact between the states where the federal government was granted limited powers. Any powers assumed by the federal government that were not expressly delegated to it in the constitution automatically became null and void. In other words unenforcible.

A proper understanding of our Constitution, and the founders intent based upon their wittings, clearly indicate the right of the people and individual states to "nullify" federal law when the federal government oversteps it delegated powers. Powers as specifically enumerated in the constitution.

The passage of ObamaCare is clearly a usurpation of power by the federal government and nullification as outlined by Jefferson is a proper constitutional option.

The video by the Southern Avenger lays it out well.

You can read the full article here.

Via: Tenth Amendment Center

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 

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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 since it's earliest beginnings been a Christian nation and celebrated Christian holidays for as long as we have been a nation. The celebration of these holidays have done no harm to individuals, nor to the society in which their live.

These simple facts are why I was dumbfounded to read the article from ABC News reporting that the Davenport Iowa Civil Rights Commission recommended that Good Friday be renamed to "Spring Holiday." I was even more dumbfounded that City Administrator Craig Malin acted on the recommendation and sent a memo to municipal employees that Good Friday would officially be known as "Spring Holiday."

The city council was unaware of the changes Malin made and stated he had done so unilaterally. Aside from blindsiding the city council Malkin manged to upset the townsfolk in Davenport and create a bit of a stir.

The Civil Rights Commission stated it had recommended the name change because Davenport is a diverse city and the change would be more reflective of the concept of separation of church and state. 

Tim Hart, commission chairman had this to say in defense of the recommendation... "We merely made a recommendation that the name be changed to something other than Good Friday. Our Constitution calls for the separation of church and state." (actually this is a mis representation of a proper reading of Article 1 of The Bill of Rights) "Davenport touts itself as a diverse city and given all the different types of religious and ethnic backgrounds we represent, we suggested the change."

The recommendation by the council, as well as the unilateral decision by the City Administrator were both ill advised and driven by politically motivated thinking  and political correctness. The city of Davenport will be celebrating Good Friday  this year and likely for many years to come. 

Christianity and the celebration of  Good Friday  does no harm to anyone. To change the name of a 2000 year old tradition is an affront to Christians through out the United States and thinking individuals. And these words from a non religious person.

Read the full text of the article here.

Monday, March 29, 2010

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 be incorrect.

Obama, as well as the democrats in congress are most concerned with keeping power. They believe that by pandering to, and encouraging  the belief government is the best solution to all the problems of life they enhance their chances of retaining power. They believe if you spin the benefits of dependency on government long enough, and give people as much as possible for as little cost to themselves as possible they will follow government to the slop trough.

Fortunately for America there exits a great number who disagree. Fully 59 percent of Americans disapproved of ObamaCare leading up to the bills passage. In a Washington Post/ABC News poll 72% of likely voters disapprove of the job congress is doing. A recent Rasmussen poll found that one week after ObamaCare passed the Congress 54% of likely voters favor repeal of the abominable bill.  

Another Rasmussen poll finds that 52% of U.S. voters believe the Tea Party movement has a better understanding of issues confronting America than Congress does. Only 30% of respondents believe members of Congress have a better understanding of issues. The poll also found that 46% believe the average Tea Party member is more ethical than members of Congress.

Polls, while certainly not conclusive do represent within a margin of error the beliefs and mood of the country. It is fairly clear from these recent polls that America is fed up with politicians, Congress, and the direction our Nation is heading. A direction guided by the statist/socialist elite that has hijacked the machinations of our government.

These polls are encouraging as they indicate an America that wants a return to fiscal sanity and the values and hard work that made our nation great. As patriots we can all, through our individual efforts, take our country back and set it on a path to real capitalism and prosperity. It will take a tremendous will and the desire to end corruption in our government. It will also require a halt to government subsidies to corporations (corporate welfare) and  the ending of corporatism  that has taken hold in American business.

The future coming out of  passage of ObamaCare is brighter than I initially believed. Upon seeing the results of multiple polls, all indicating America by and large gets it, I  know we can win the battle for liberty and individualism. Today I am reminded of a piece written by C-Gen and  LCR  published at Left Coast Rebel. The post is powerful, uplifting, encouraging, and make the point very well that as individuals we can become leaders by example in the fight for liberty, individualism and a stronger America. The America envisioned by our Founding Fathers. Please take a moment to follow the link and read the article, (or re-read if you have read it once) and make a decision to make a difference.

Thank You

Via: Memeorandum
Via: Memeorandum 
Via: Rasmussen
Via: Left Coast Rebel

Sunday, March 28, 2010

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 most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.  George Washington

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.  Thomas Jefferson

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.  Thomas Jefferson  

As you think on these words spoken so long ago by men more enlightened than I ask yourself this...  is there any resemblance with the realities we see today?

If the answer is yes the next question is... what as an individual are you going to do about it?

The health of our nation depends on the answer to the second question.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

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 specifics for the public interest.

The representative's failure to provide a single specific simply cast doubt, and a dark cloud of doubt to be sure, over his allegations of threats.  In his "political" driven wisdom he had this to say also. "I'm not downplaying those but it's nothing that I want to dwell on."  Further, "What we're going to dwell on is having hearings out in this district, having round tables with the business community, and making sure everybody's informed about this bill."

Translation: There were no real threats. But in so alleging, while failing to provide any specifics or evidence, we have created a doubt. The hook has been baited, the main (excuse me, lame) stream media will do the sell, and we are then able to do the switch back to pitching the ObamaCare that 59% of America did not want.

While the act of tossing a brick through the window of Representative Louise Slaughter's district office window, which has been well publicized  is over the top, as well as being reprehensible and irresponsible, it does not represent the majority of conservatives or those in the Tea Party movement. Most of the acts committed by opponents of ObamaCare are merely political statements of dissension or an act of civil disobedience and nothing more.

The statist/socialist left however is using every incident, no matter how small and inconsequential, to cast the long shadow of racism, and or  support for brown shirts etc. over the conservative mind and Tea Party associates. The progressive movement will stop short of nothing to further theitr cause.

The room of democratic smoke and mirrors is designed to focus the public's  attention on issues that will distract them from the reality that ObamaCare is really the abomination the majority of voting Americans knew it to be. If one stops and thinks about it, the question screaming for an answer is... if this d*mn bill is so good why did it require strong arm tactics,  deal making, and the hard sell by the President and the government media complex once the bill was forced own our collective throats?

The answer is because the democratic representatives in congress, as well as the leadership... Madame Pelosi, Herr Reid, and Chancellor Obama know that they are selling the soul of this and future generations into serfdom. As well as possibly, and quite probably, turning this once great ecnomic powerhouse of a nation into a second or third world economy.

Admittedly GWB and his administration share some of the responsibility for this decline as Rational Nation  USA has repeatedly acknowledged. However, the march of statism, and the loss of individual liberties is being accelerated at lightning speed by King and Tyrant  Barrack Hussein Obama. It is up to Americans who understand our Constitution and the values this nation was built on to stop the insane rush to total statism and the belief that government has all the answers.

The allegations by Representative John Larson are nothing more than a bogus attempt to distract  us from the reality that socialism and statism has no place in America any more than it dd one hundred tears ago. Socialism and Statism is only about one thing... power to the state.

Think about it.

Via: Memeorandum

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 private sector. We are still waiting for prof  of that premise.

Changes to the federal student loan program (part of the health insurance reform package) is projected to yield a 68 billion dollar savings over the next ten years. His statement that somehow when government takes control of the student loan programs cost will come down is at best questionable. The President gave no specifics as to how these savings would be realized.

The legislation has provisions to increase federal support for institutions that focus on minority students, and historically  black colleges. This means increased expenditures by the federal government at a time when the government is "allegedly" concerned about cost savings.

In addition, private lenders have indicated that the legislation will sacrifice jobs working families desperately need. Sallie Mae, a Virginia - based lender said the measures passage will cause the company to fire 2500 workers.

This is just the beginning. The big government elite is just getting started. As Madame Pelosi has said, there is much more to come. The question to be asked, and ultimately answered is... can the country withstand much more of the Combined Bush/Obama recklessness?

Via: Memeorandum

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

Friday, March 26, 2010

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 in 2010 and 2012.

Listen to the words of Micheal Savage. A true conservative, one who has stood against the socialist/statist ideology with consistency and resolve. Let his words sink in, deep into your conscientiousness and help give you the resolve to fight on against the growing menace of tyranny in 21st century America.

Long Live The Republic!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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 the Americans behind a hedgerow. Alexander Hamilton watched admiringly as Washington, cool and firm, molded the soldiers back into a fighting force. Lafayette, who was also looking on, decided that he had never seen so superb a man as George Washington at that moment. Washington was still clearly angry, but calm as he rode effortlessly among the men, converting panic into enthusiasm.”

Yes, Washington was still clearly angry, but calm as he rode effortlessly among the men, converting panic into enthusiasm. Where is America's Washington in March, 2010? Be brave - the answer may surprise you.

Read the rest....

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 Nation USA, and condemn any and all threats of violence against lawmakers, or members of their families, because of their affirmative vote on ObamaCare. Their can be no place in a civil society for such threats and any person found guilty of such threats should face the most severe penalties the law allows.

As conservatives we must respect the rule of law . Threats of violence of any kind reduces the individual making such threats to the most base level of human existence, to the level of a primitive. Threat of violence, and or the use of physical force against those one disagrees with, not only shows disrespect for oneself, it also dishonors the very constitution you profess to value and uphold.

For a quick read on the alleged threat Politico has it right here.

Via: Memeorandum

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 conservative speaking independently (that means in opposition to the statist/socialist agenda)  and correctly. For this he was banned in Britain, and the U.S. State Department said nothing. Hmm... a telling sign?... getting the picture? The progressive march against freedom of speech and individual thought?

Now, just north of our border in Ottawa Canada, at the University of Ottawa another American conservative, Ann Coulter was unable to speak on the campus because of her conservative views. It seems that in Canada the definition of freedom of speech is different than most Americans understand it. At least for most of our nation's history this would be true. Today it might be questionable..

The Vice President  of the University of Ottawa advised Coulter in an e-mail that "freedom of speech in Canada is defined differently than in the U.S. and that she should take care not to step over the line." This is censorship pure and simple and apparently it is alive and well in academia in Canada. The grip of politically correct speech is steadily tightening it seems everywhere.

Coulter had this to say on her arrival in Canada;  "Since I've arrived in Canada, I've been denounced on the floor of Parliament — which, by the way, is on my bucket list — my posters have been banned, I've been accused of committing a crime in a speech that I have not yet given, I was banned by the student council, so welcome to Canada!" 

It seems both the Canadian Parliament and the University sanction the shutting down of opinion not in step with progressive socialist statist ideologies. it is happening in what was once free Europe. It is happening in Canada as well as Central and South America. And it is happening here at home in the United States.

Canada, Great Britain, and the rest are not what is, nor should they be important to us. What is important is the trend in this country to channel speech and thought along the lines that the progressive academia in America, and the socialist/statist politicians and lawmakers in Washington, as well as the government/media complex  would have us accept as truth. Essentially politically correct speech is one leg of the socialist/statist table that is slowly being set for us.

I use this recent experience, read article here, of Ann Coulter to highlight an evil that is existent in this world and if accepted, as it is in the press, government, and academia, we in America could very well be facing increased censorship and loss of our free speech rights. Never doubt that it could happen here. As Patriots we must remain vigilant and stand up for our rights to think and speak freely as individuals

We should consider the experiences of Savage and Coulter and how they could well be the forerunners to American censorship of ideas not felt to be politically correct or in opposition to the government. The very lifeblood of a free and independent republic is the freedom of political speech. Even when some find it offensive.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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, President Obama is no longer our President. He is now our King, and he knows what is best for us.

Kelli Krauss, a contributor here at PIN, wrote an article on 22 Jan 2010 named “Obama is our King George“. I highly recommend that if you have not seen it, to invest the time to read it fully and let it sink in.

Much talk is being circulated about the upcoming November mid-term elections, the TEA Party, American dissension, Conservative Movement, and an armed revolution against our new King, much like the one our ancestors fought to create our great Nation in the late 1700’s. Wow! It’s a lot to digest, I know. The State-run media is doing its best to overwhelm you and me and all of America with rapid-fire articles and stories designed to confuse and disorient us. Sad to say, for them anyways, that Americans in the know are not so easily discouraged.

There is indeed a New American Revolution forming. Is this to say that there has been a spike in musket sales and tri-cornered hats? Hardly. This New American Revolution will be fought using bullets made from ballots, Conservative Thought, historical Truth, and the strong reality of our Constitutional knowledge. American dissenters are forming grassroots groups, fellowships via Facebook and Twitter, and a huge number of Rightist Bloggers. There has never been a time in our history as a Nation quite like this, and we are very ready for it.

Yes, we were discouraged on Sunday evening, as we watched our Constitution take a beating with the passage of the Health Care Bill, written under the corrupted hands and wills of a Democrat-controlled Congress and blessed by the kiss of our King Obama. I myself slept fitfully that evening. Yet, come Monday morning, I awoke feeling refreshed, re-focused, and more streamlined than ever before. With the passage of this America-hating bill, the cards were now displayed out upon the table of American history, and there were no further doubts or questions about what and who the Democrats and Obama really were.

Patriots nationwide rose and joined forces. We bonded on Facebook, on Twitter, and through emails and blogs. We are organizing, protesting, writing, and praying. The Conservative Movement has never been stronger than it is today, and it took the Democrat-controlled Congress and King Obama to bring us together as a solid unit. For this I would say, Thank You.

This is now The New American Revolution. Sites like this one, which calls for INTEGRITY, and many other Rightist sites are flourishing right now, and our numbers are swelling daily. This revolution is not about bloodshed and muskets. Not yet, anyways. Please refresh your knowledge of The Second Amendment of our Constitution and use it to measure the modern-day affairs and agendas of our current leadership in DC against. I think you will be sobered up quickly.

The New American Revolution 2010 has begun. Thank you, King Obama! Enjoy your remaining months on the throne, your Highness. History is indeed about to repeat itself soon enough.

via: Political Integrity Now

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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. We must remain strong and not lose our resolve or our convictions, but most of all, let us not lose hope. With hope, we will not lose ourselves and we will not lose our country.

This is still the United States of America. We are still Americans. So, like the Phoenix, let US rise from the ashes. Let us become more informed, more educated and more united than ever before. This is OUR country. Let us not retreat silently into the night. Like the Phoenix, let us glow brightly and may the flame blaze forever.

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 duty to guide us and show us the way.

Now for some data on how America thinks;

A majority of American actually have a very din view of ObamaCare. They believe (correctly so) that it give the federal government to much control over their lives and really wont do much the control and reduce health costs. The public also believe the bill will do little to reduce the federal deficits.

Results from a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll...

59% of the people surveyed opposed the bill.

Only 39% said they supported the bill.

56% said the bill gives the federal government to much involvement in health care.

Only 28% believe the bill gives the government a proper role.

A scant 16% believe the bill does not give the government a large enough role.

62% believe the bill will increase the amount of money they will have to spend on health care.

21% said they thought costs would remain the same.

Only 16% believe the bill will reduce health care costs.

People involved in the survey overwhelming think the bill will increase th federal budget deficits.

Fully 70% of of survey respondents believe deficits will increase due to the bill.

17% believe deficits will remain stable at current levels.

only 12% thought deficits would go down.

The massive ObamaCare bill is the largest expansion in social entitlements since Lydon Johnson's "Great Society" and Medicare and Medicaid. With the long term viability of Social Security in question, and Medicare and Medicaid further draining the treasury this bill may be the most ill advised ever.

The CBO's preliminary estimates are that costs will be approximately 940 billion over the first 10 years. It is also predicted that offsetting provisions will reduce budget deficits by 143 billion the first ten years and by 1 trillion the following 10 years.

Remember these are projections out over 20 years. Aside from the fact no one has a crystal ball the government always overestimates savings and underestimates cost. Some estimates of cost the first 10 years are as much as 2.5 to 3.0 trillion dollars. No one really knows for sure right now, but given the governments history the cost is likely to be much higher than projected.

To read the article click here.

So to recap, what we have is an elitist group of democrats socialists who knows just what is right for a public that clearly doesn't want this bill. A group of statists that are bent on grabbing more power and control over our lives resulting in a corresponding loss of liberty the right to chose. And to top it off we will likely see ever increasing deficits for as far as the eye can see.

This bill, if it stands, will do as much to put this nation on the road to fiscal insolvency as GWB and his policies did. And it certainly threatens our liberties every bit as much as the Patriot Act did... according to the left.

Via: Memeorandum

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 found on page 158 of the legislation, which appears to create a carveout for senior staff members in the leadership offices and on congressional committees, essentially exempting those senior Democrat staffers who wrote the bill from being forced to purchase health care plans in the same way as other Americans.

Can you say rationing? The same rationing that staffers, Obama, Congress and others that rule over us serfs, will not be subjected to. No wonder 60% of the public is against this evil monstrosity. What will you think of today when Obama signs the health care bill and as the tyrants hold a celebration of servitude, socialism, rationing and tyranny?

(via Memeorandum)

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

Sunday, March 21, 2010

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 ­­__, 2010), I hereby order as follows:

Section 1.  Policy. 
Following the recent passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("the Act"), it is necessary to establish an adequate enforcement mechanism to ensure that Federal funds are not used for abortion services (except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would be endangered), consistent with a longstanding Federal statutory restriction that is commonly known as the Hyde Amendment.   The purpose of this Executive Order is to establish a comprehensive, government-wide set of policies and procedures to achieve this goal and to make certain that all relevant actors--Federal officials, state officials (including insurance regulators) and health care providers--are aware of their responsibilities, new and old. 

The Act maintains current Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion policy and extends those restrictions to the newly-created health insurance exchanges.  Under the Act, longstanding Federal laws to protect conscience (such as the Church Amendment, 42 U.S.C. §300a-7, and the Weldon Amendment, Pub. L. No. 111-8, §508(d)(1) (2009)) remain intact and new protections prohibit discrimination against health care facilities and health care providers because of an unwillingness to provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions.

Numerous executive agencies have a role in ensuring that these restrictions are enforced, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  

Section 2.  Strict Compliance with Prohibitions on Abortion Funding in Health Insurance Exchanges.  The Act specifically prohibits the use of tax credits and cost-sharing reduction payments to pay for abortion services (except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would be endangered) in the health insurance exchanges that will be operational in 2014.  The Act also imposes strict payment and accounting requirements to ensure that Federal funds are not used for abortion services in exchange plans (except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would be endangered) and requires state health insurance commissioners to ensure that exchange plan funds are segregated by insurance companies in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, OMB funds management circulars, and accounting guidance provided by the Government Accountability Office. 

I hereby direct the Director of OMB and the Secretary of HHS to develop, within 180 days of the date of this Executive Order, a model set of segregation guidelines for state health insurance commissioners to use when determining whether exchange plans are complying with the Act's segregation requirements, established in Section 1303 of the Act, for enrollees receiving Federal financial assistance.  The guidelines shall also offer technical information that states should follow to conduct independent regular audits of insurance companies that participate in the health insurance exchanges.  In developing these model guidelines, the Director of OMB and the Secretary of HHS shall consult with executive agencies and offices that have relevant expertise in accounting principles, including, but not limited to, the Department of the Treasury, and with the Government Accountability Office.  Upon completion of those model guidelines, the Secretary of HHS should promptly initiate a rulemaking to issue regulations, which will have the force of law, to interpret the Act's segregation requirements, and shall provide guidance to state health insurance commissioners on how to comply with the model guidelines.

Section 3.  Community Health Center Program.  
The Act establishes a new Community Health Center (CHC) Fund within HHS, which provides additional Federal funds for the community health center program.  Existing law prohibits these centers from using federal funds to provide abortion services (except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would be endangered), as a result of both the Hyde Amendment and longstanding regulations containing the Hyde language.  Under the Act, the Hyde language shall apply to the authorization and appropriations of funds for Community Health Centers under section 10503 and all other relevant provisions.  I hereby direct the Secretary of HHS to ensure that program administrators and recipients of Federal funds are aware of and comply with the limitations on abortion services imposed on CHCs by existing law.  Such actions should include, but are not limited to, updating Grant Policy Statements that accompany CHC grants and issuing new interpretive rules.

Section 4.  General Provisions.  
(a) Nothing in this Executive Order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:  (i) authority granted by law or presidential directive to an agency, or the head thereof; or (ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) This Executive Order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
(c) This Executive Order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity against the United States, its departments, agencies, entities, officers, employees or agents, or any other person.


We have to wonder how long this order will stand. Stupak, in his ultimate slavish obedience to the Chosen One just sold out the right of future generations to their life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Implicit in these words is the right of the individual to choose. Stupak and the socialist/statist progressives just gave all that away.

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 court battles sure to follow, we will all have suffered the further loss of individual liberty.

The White House, knowing  that after passage of the abomination that is ObamaCare there will be further and sweeping changes to the bill is more than happy to sign the executive order banning federal funding of abortion. For now anyway... and so goes politics.

The real issue is whether we as Americans will retain the right to choose. Whether liberty and the importance of self reliance and individualism is to survive in America. Representative Stupak's vote indicates that even conservative democrats care not a bit about individual liberty and the right to self reliance and one's right to choose the course of their lives.

Here is a segment of the response by Stupak on his switch:

“ We've always said. . .that we were for health care reform, but there was a principle that meant more to us than anything, and that was the sanctity of life,”

Via: Memeorandum