ObamaWorld — Treat SEALs Like Terrorists And Terrorist Like Citizens

The Freedom Post blogg is expressing anger about the terrorist who is believed to be responsible for the brutal death and mutilation of four U.S. security guards was supposedly given a “fat lip” by Navy SEALs, who are now being charged with assault.  That’s it.  Poor baby!  They can burn and mutilate our guys, drag their dead, burned bodies through the streets, hang them from a bridge (all things they did in this case), and we’ve reached the point where a fat lip is the moral equivalent and is considered a war crime.  God help us!

Welcome to the backwards world of Barack Obama and his limp-wristed, maggot-infested Marxist government.  In Barack’s World, terrorists are given constitutional rights, while citizens’ rights and freedoms are taken away.  Terrorists are tried as civilians and our military are tried as war criminals.  Welcome to Obama’s World.

Why would anyone want to defend this country under this Commander-in-Thief?

We have an America-hating, terrorist-loving Attorney General, Eric Holder, who when asked if he would read Osama bin Laden his rights should he be captured, he said, after much hesitation, “it depends.” (video)

It depends!  On what?  What scenario could possibly warrant a non-U.S. citizen, a terrorist no less, caught on foreign soil in the time of war, being given constitutional rights?

The last sentence of the FOX News story, possibly unknowingly, reveals the reason such disgraceful acts are allowed to stand:

The military is sensitive to charges of detainee abuse highlighted in the AbuGhraib prison scandal. The Navy charged four SEALs with abuse in 2004 in connection with detainee treatment.

Thanks for that liberal, Marxist “Hope and Change” Democrats.  Thanks go to you too “sensitive” Marxist media-types like Communist Keith Olbermann and Radical Rachel Maddow, who feigned “moral outrage” over how the poor terrorists were treated at Abu Ghraib.

This is the upside-down world you’ve created, turning our brave, tough as guts military, whose former objective was “to kill bad guys and break things” into de-balled, feminized, feel-good sensitivity zones of political correctness.  Have fun protecting yourself because our brave and heroic military, once feared, admired, and respected by both friends and foes, has now been officially neutered by a bunch of Marxist ACORN and ACLU attorneys.


Little Barry AKA Obama (the Kenyan-Indonesian-African-American lad ) Goes to School

The Steady Drip pubished

By John Armor Published Today From Our Writers Unrated

John Armor practiced law in the U.S. Supreme Court for 33 years, and is currently the counsel for the American Civil Rights Union, whose website is at: http://www.theacru.org. He lives now in Highlands, N. Carolina, and is working on a book about Thomas Paine. View all articles by John Armor

From Our Writers:

It has been almost a year that little Barry What’s-His-Name, the Kenyan-Indonesian-African-American lad has been going to school as President of the United States. This is an interim Report Card to his political parents, the voters of the United States.

English Comprehension: Barry has the more extraordinary ability to speak in English than all but a small handful of students who have ever attended this school. However, this ability to speak in complete sentences, using words that seem appropriate to the subject at hand, is coupled with a near total lack of content in those speeches. A+ for delivery, F for content. As Benjamin Franklin observed, “Here comes the Orator! With his flood of words, and his drop of reason.”

Social Studies: With Barry’s approval, one of his confederates, Little Harry Reid, spent $300 million to purchase the one-time services of Little Mary Landrieu to vote yes to put the Health Care Bill on the floor in the Senate. But, it turned out that Little Mary thought it was only $100 million. They paid 200% more than Little Mary was willing to go for. ”C” for sizing up the situation. ”F” for acting appropriately. As Oscar Wilde said, “A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.”

Science: The very week that internal documents in a British university surface, showing that the scientists who most support global warming have falsified their data, Little Barry decides to take part in a meeting that assumes that those false data are true. Barry and his selected playmates persist in the view that science is decided by the number of scientists who hold a particular view, rather than which scientist has a theory which best fits the observed facts. ”F” for comprehension of what science consists of. ”F” for application of science in the real world. When Galileo was challenged on his theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun rather than the Sun around the Earth (the common belief of the day) he is reported to have said, “Eppur Si Muove”–”And Yet It Moves.”

Economics: Little Barry has shown a distressing tendency to equate borrowed money with earned money, that either can be spent for “investment” with equal effect. Even if there were no waste in the spending, and no fraud in the counting of the results, the radical difference between borrowing which must be repaid, and spending of present, real money, would remain. ”F” for understanding the basics. ”F” for application in the real world. Milton Friedman from ”Free to Choose”: “You can be sure that we’ll all be able to find very good reasons why we should be the ones to spend somebody else’s money.” Ben Franklin from Poor Richard’s Almanack: “A penny saved is a penny earned.”

History: Little Barry has given several speeches in class about the conduct of warfare and the manner of ending a war successfully. Apparently, he has been neglecting his homework assignments. ”F” for comprehension. ”F” for application. As Vince Lombardi observed, and Winston Churchill also did before him, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” Actually, that precise quote came from a John Wayne movie and was attributed to Lombardi.

There is no doubt, however, about Churchill’s position. Spoken in Commons, “You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land, and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: Victory–victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.”

Conclusion: Little Barry is not doing well here at the school. Not only do I fear that he will not be promoted at the end of this session, without serious private tutoring to fill in the gaps in his current knowledge, I do not think he can successfully complete the current year. The voters should come and see me, at their earliest opportunity.
Signed:Miss Irmingard Sweeney, Sixth Grade, Unified School District of the United States of America

Important Notice for America’s Future

Posted on November 28th, 2009 by Lynn Dartez
Lynn Dartez
The Treaty of Copenhagen, in present draft form, would create an unelected world government with direct power over all financial and trading markets, and direct power to intervene over the heads of elected governments in the economic and environmental affairs of all nations signing the Treaty. It would require wealthier nations to redistribute up to 2% of their annual gross domestic product to third-world countries in imagined reparation for imaginary “climate debt” – and all this just as final scientific proof becomes available that CO2 has a tiny and harmless warming effect. Please oppose this treaty by signing a petition agreeing with the Instrument of Repudiation, and urge at least five of your friends to do the same to save America’s freedom, democracy, and prosperity. Current Petition Signers Opposing the Treaty of Copenhagen: 42942 Repudiate the Proposed Treaty of Copenhagen

America continues to drink the Kool Aid

imageAmerica continues to drink the poison Kool Aid from this administration regarding health care, contrived environmental disasters and financial waste.  This must be the season of poison drinks because on Nov 18th, 1978 909 men, women and children committed suicide under the care of pervert,  community activist and political manipulator Jim Jones.  We all may vaguely remember him as just a wacko cult leader but he was way more!  Just how did he gain that much influence over so many people?

It was not about sex or religion.  It was about POWER

Jim Jones had one big goal to create a nation that he controlled, funded by U.S. taxpayers’ dollars actually stolen from the corrupt San Francisco political system.  He was heavily involved with politicians, corrupt and otherwise.  He was also involved with community service projects.  He was so highly respected and influential at one time that former members of the white house even had dinner with him.

One of the survivors of the massacre and second in command,  Teresa Buford shared all kinds of details that make Jim Jones a tinge more than a cult leader.  This is a man who had such influence that his church reached 20,000 in the 1970s and his church had 13 buses that would take large groups to any political rally or demonstration he supported.  He was very much into politics and had his followers go from precinct to precinct,  fraudulently voting again and again for George Moscone, causing him to win as Mayor.  No one at the time checked the false voter registration forms.

Jones was known to influence all kinds of public officials through drugs and blackmail if he couldn’t control them.  According to Jeff Schnepper with USA Today,  Jones influenced and manipulated the huge flow of money by controlling workers in the Department of Social Services, Juvenile Hall,  the Public Health Department, and the Offices of County Government.  All the local government was on his payroll and he was the head of the city’s Housing Authority.

He was known to draw in repossessed and foreclosed properties, tax money and assets which added up to many million of dollars.  His endless reaching into the community and community service projects were nothing more than fronts to gain more power and money.  Sex, perversion and religion were just side benefits and distractions to his growing political power and plans.

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly we classify tyrants in history to little sound bites or labels so it is easier on our brains to imagine them in existence.  The sad truth is that Castro,  Mussolini,  Stalin and Hitler all came into power as saviors, community organizers and change agents.  None of these horror shows talked about burning Moms and babies, seizing guns, property and rights while stopping all freedoms.  Millions gladly and naively stood behind these men.  In a similar way, Jim Jones was walking down the same track of manipulation, seduction and control, even to the point where his influence meant that 909 people would slaughter themselves.

Just imagine if Jones had not killed himself.  What other position of political power would he have bought himself into?  Would he have become the Governor of California, run for congress or President one day?  I say a big fat yes.  He would have controlled, bribed and threatened his way right into the White House.

Gee……William Ayers, woods foundation connections;  Weather underground terrorists, tax frauds, community organizers caught in voter fraud, lies and distortion, linked several times and in several ways to President Obama.  Does history in fact repeat itself as we forget how a dictator actually represents himself at first?

The executive power grab is afoot with the Government health care bill that has nothing to do with health care but is a control mechanism to excuse stealing from the masses while linking health to almost everything.  If this goes through, we will find new fees, regulations and controls with gun rights,  mental health, transportation,  what we eat and grow,  religious decisions on and on.  You watch,  these will all be linked with health, thus needing more fees and regulation.  Oh yes……headed up by the glorious IRS.

I believe with my deepest heart that history does not have to repeat itself with cult leaders or dictators if we the people remember who we are,  what we treasure and will protect our constitution and Bill of Rights.  Our Declaration of Independence gives us the right to redress and to throw leaders out of office if they don’t represent our freedom and rights.

Mid terms are coming, Tea Parties are growing and the Republican Party had better get its act together in all the states and find someone suitable who can really compete at year four against Obama.  He must be thrown out if freedom is to continue.

It Isn’t Political Correctness; It’s Shariah

By Pamela Geller

In surveying the cultural carnage in the wake of the worst terrorist attack on a military installation in U.S. history, it bears noting that there have been seismic shifts in America. When America was free of the shackles of Islam, say, fifty years ago, the current response to such an attack by an enemy faction would have been unthinkable.

I have watched in abject horror the elites’ stunning reaction to this act of war. The denial, the submission, the excuses, the dodging, the self-flagellation, the shame — the deceiving of the American people by the media, the military, society, law enforcement, authorities and politicians, all the way up to and including the White House — amounts to the enforcement of Shariah law.
Shariah law forbids criticism of Islam. And here we are.
We are witnessing an Islamized America. This is well beyond political correctness. We are enforcing Shariah law. We will not insult Islam — that is Shariah law. We self-censor — that is Shariah law. We disrespect ourselves and our nation so that we might respect Islam. This is dhimmitude. We should be raging; we should be outraged. We should be strategizing for this worldwide conflict. We should be debating about which leader will best handle Islam’s war on the West. And yet we have not one leader who begins to understand the conflict — that’s how feared the subject matter is. Not one leader.
Recently there was an interesting debate at National Review Online between squishy conservatives who soft-pedal Islam and those who stand for the reality of Islamic doctrine, conservative principles, and the essential truth. By and large, the conservatives have dropped the ball on Islamic jihad. This has been made painfully clear by the lack of a leader on the right who speaks to and takes up the fight against the sweeping Islamization of America. America has no Geert Wilders.
The conservatives are not really as bad as the Left on Islam, but they get real only when there is jihadi “intervention” that invades and destroys the delusion of their narrative.
It is interesting to me that the hierarchy of the conservative movement (take CPAC, for example) stays far away from the counter-jihad forces (i.e., Robert Spencer, Andrew Bostom, myself) except at moments like these. Last year there was not one speaker, not one event at CPAC that spoke to the greatest threat this nation faces — which is why I staged the Geert Wilders event at the Omni Hotel during CPAC (but not affiliated with CPAC) last year.
When the reality of war, Islamic doctrine, and bloodshed lays bare the nature of the enemy and the battle we are in, the door creaks open. Robert Spencer starts getting invitations to radio shows, and NRO finally runs pieces by Bostom and Spencer that show up the soft conservative narrative on Islam, which is soft and fuzzy and stupid (i.e., “Islamist” vs. “Islamic”). Of course, we bad boys will be put back in our boxes until the next terrible time the jihad comes calling.
It pains me to say it, but expect to see us more frequently in the coming months and years. For the giant con on the American psyche continues apace: He was a crazy! It was “vicarious” Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder! It was “Pre-Traumatic” Stress Disorder! It was radical extremism! It was part of a tiny fringe! It doesn’t represent Islam!
All lies. He was devout. He was a jihadist. Period. And many Muslims admire what he did. The Left worries about Muslim backlash. How about Muslim backlash against the infidels? Every “Soldier of Allah” who goes jihad is an enemy combatant. Every devout Muslim who believes in the word of the Quran has his or her duty to Islam, his call to jihad. Hence this terrible act of war, the 14,363 Islamic attacks across the world since 9/11, and all of the relentless plots to take down America in the past month alone. Devout Muslims should be prohibited from military service. Would Patton have recruited Nazis into his army?
I am writing this on Veterans Day. I call upon all Americans to step back, consider the unfathomable loss at Fort Hood, the ensuing apologia, and the tragic consequences of such behavior. This is a call to action. You’re either with us or against us.

The U.S. Constitution 2.0, The Obama Rewrite

The Obama Administration is developing a new socialist constitution for America to replace the original Constitution written by our Founders. Every single one of these huge bills being rammed through congress is simply another article of the Obama constitution which allows no amendments by Republicans.

The people need to understand that these huge 1000 to 2000 page bills – the 111 Congress agenda – are all parts of one master blueprint for a new socialist government. The master plan has been split up into different component pieces so that the people won’t notice how they will all fit back together until after they become law.

In a building blueprint for example, you have a page for the foundation, a page for the framework, a page for the plumbing, a page for the electrical system, etc. It doesn’t become a building until all of the drawings and diagrams are built and integrated together.

It seems that everyone wants to focus on the details of the Healthcare bill, the Cap & Trade bill, the Stimulus bill, and others that have and will come up. We want to pick apart each bill and say “you can’t have this in there” and “you can’t have that in there,” while overlooking the larger picture. Each bill is simply one page in the overall plan to redesign America into a socialist state.

This is why each and every conglomeration of legislation this congress has been working on all year is critical to the Obama agenda. They must all be passed or the master plan cannot function as designed. No trace of capitalism can remain or the socialist system won’t work.

The old building must be torn down and the lot cleared before the new building can be built, and that is precisely what the Obama is doing now to our economy. The free market economy must be destroyed before the new socialist economy can be installed.

This explains why nothing the Obama has done has promoted free enterprise or helped small businesses. Small businesses contain a huge resource of potential government dependents if the Obama can cause them to become unemployed. Government dependents are good for socialism and they generally vote for Democrats.

The blueprint doesn’t stop at our shores. This is a global blueprint that extends all the way to Geneva; to Copenhagen; to China; to the Mideast; and of course, to the U.N. It’s an open door to a one world government under the pretense of controlling global warming which is another page in the blueprint that uses the same kind of lies and false pretenses that are being applied to the economy and healthcare. There is no end to the lies and deceptions coming from the Obama.

Whether on the global or domestic scale, they are the methods, strategies, and philosophies of Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it.” The bankers and mortgage brokers became the target. The healthcare providers and insurers became the target. The energy producers are next to be targeted for assassination by the Obama machine gun. The war on drilling has already begun.

There is no energy crisis in this country, but there will be if the Obama has his way with pushing electric cars onto a public that doesn’t want them. All of our electrical energy needs can be easily met with an electric grid powered by nuclear power plants. But if we did that then the government wouldn’t be in control of the grid and GE wouldn‘t stand to profit. To the Obama, nuclear means only bombs, so no new nuclear power plants will be allowed under this administration – at least not in our country, but they’re fine in Iran.

Global socialism can only succeed if nations are willing to unite under a one world government. That means we are not allowed to have enemies, which is why Obama is making nice with Islam and Islamic terrorists. If the Obama can convince them that he is not George Bush, then maybe they will like us. I realize it is insane thinking, but it is the Obama’s thinking.

Somehow he seems to have the idea that we are under threat from, and being attacked by, Islamic radicals because they don’t like us for something that we’ve done. It has nothing to do with their religion, right? So the solution to this problem is to make nice with them and show them that things will be different now with this imitation president.

Attorney General, Eric Holder, had already guaranteed the “successful guilty outcome” of the New York Five trial in an attempt to calm our concerns. So if that’s the case, why have the trial at all if the outcome is already decided? Why not expedite the process with a military tribunal rather than spend millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money on this kangaroo court? The answer is that it will not be the terrorists who are being tried; it will be the Bush administration’s policies and efforts to protect our country that will be on trial.

Why were these five terrorists picked for the New York trial? Two of them, Khalid Sheik Mohammed and Waleed bin Attash are two of the three detainees who have been waterboarded, and the other three, Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi, and Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali are claiming to have been subjected to other forms of torture. This is, no doubt, what a large portion of the trial will focus on as well as other methods of the Bush administration to protect our country from attacks – methods that are being repealed by the Obama.

I don’t need to tell you what a threat to our national security this will be when all of our intelligence-gathering methods and interrogation techniques are discussed in open court and made available to the enemy that the Obama doesn’t recognize. This, in addition to the security risks and expense being presented to New York, shows the incompetence and naiveté of this administration.

Khalid Sheik Mohammed wants to die as a martyr. Little does he suspect that among his 72 virgins will likely be Janet Reno, Madeline Albright, and Helen Thomas. The way to become a martyr is to go down fighting for Islam and Allah.

That is exactly what this New York show trial will give him – an international soapbox to espouse his beliefs and hatred. Instead, he should get a military tribunal followed by execution in a sausage machine then fed to the hogs. That is the fate he deserves, not the dignity and respect that Obama wants him to have in a civilian trial as an American citizen which he is not.

The Obama says he wants to show the world how fair our court system is. What foreign country gives a hoot about how fair our domestic court system is? What concerns them is our foreign policy. Whose side is the Obama on? It’s hard to choose between the communists and the Islamics.

The talking heads in Washington and on the news channels are doing their best to mislead the ignorant sheeple by calling what the 911 highjackers did “a crime.” It was not a “crime.” There is no law on the books that says you can’t fly a plane into a building. It was an act of war. Bush understood that; the Obama doesn’t.

And don’t be fooled by the deception coming from this administration that AG, Eric Holder, made the decision to hold civilian trials for terrorists all by himself. This decision came down from the very top of the administration. The Obama is quite content to allow all of the Islamic propaganda that will be featured in the trial to be spread around the globe to demonstrate to the Islamic world how fair and unbiased he is toward Islam. He would like them to think that the rest of us feel the same way… except the conservatives.

When it comes to granting and protecting the so-called rights of terrorists, they say the Constitution must be followed to the letter. But when it comes to the actions of congress and this administration – and protecting the rights of American citizens – the Constitution doesn’t seem to exist. This government is already operating under the new Obama constitution 2.0.

When our country was founded, the Founders spent years of hard work to develop our Constitution which provides the framework for the country and the federal government. Obama’s socialist constitution is already written and will replace the Constitution our Founders provided in a very short period of time if we are unable to stop it.

When Obama said “We are just 5 days away from fundamentally transforming America,” we understood his intentions, but hadn’t seen the plan. Now we are seeing his blueprint coming out of congress under the guise of healthcare, economic recovery, global warming, and other contrived frauds, but it’s only recently that we can see how it all fits together into a new Constitution for a socialist America. In other words, we saw the intent before but not the plan. Now we see the plan – and it’s shocking.

We need to stop bickering over the details in each of these bills in congress and see the larger picture. We need to stop trying to add amendments and repealing others to find some sort of compromise that will allow a bill to pass. This is the most frightening thing that could happen in congress.

No part of this blueprint should be allowed to pass through congress and find its way to the Resolute desk. It’s already too late to stop the Stimulus Bill which was one page of the blueprint. But 85% of that money has yet to be spent and can still be returned to the U.S. Treasury.

Unfortunately, this congress has no intention of doing that as the remainder of the money has already been earmarked, either directly or indirectly, for the election and re-election of more Democrats to congress. Those people will be the tenants who will fill the corporate offices in the socialist building that the Obama has under construction. These piles of legislation must be stopped in congress altogether or the free country we all know and love is finished.


(Nov. 6, 2009) —  Yesterday, House Representative Michele Bachman presided over one of the most unusual gathering of citizens in the country, called on just days’ notice, held on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building.  The protest aimed at getting attention of the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi; and communicating to her the profound, grassroots opposition to the Federal Government’s control and mandate of health care coverage.

Cynthia Dizikes of the Minnesota Post reported Bachman’s words, in part:

“You came for an emergency House call,” Bachmann, R-Minn., yelled to the sign-waiving crowd. “And are they going to listen? Oh yeah, oh yeah. They’re going to listen. It was Thomas Jefferson who said a revolution every now and then is a good thing. What do you think?”

The crowd met Bachmann’s question with a thunderous roar. Homemade signs that offered suggestions like “No Obama Care,” “You Can’t Fix Stupid” and “Waterboard Congress” were hoisted higher into the air.

And indicated other notables who attended:

Bachmann was joined on steps of the Capitol by many other GOP lawmakers, including Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio, Republican whip Eric Cantor of Virginia and Rep. Tom Price of Georgia.

Actors John Voight and John Ratzenberger, who played Cliff on the TV series “Cheers,” also accompanied the House members and rallied the gathered protesters.

Gateway Pundit, offered pictures and video of the rally, yesterday.

YouTube has 2 videos on speeches given during the rally, Mark Levin:

And John Voight:

If any reader knows of a video of Bachmann at the rally, please send the URL by posting a comment below.

Finally, it should be noted that Congress can pass the bill; but there is no legitimate President to sign it, without whose signature it cannot become law.  The Health Care Bill will be, thus, the litmus test of liberty; whether America succumbs quietly to usurpation and tyranny, or breaks free.

In response to the Rally, Pelosi announced merely a 72 hour delay on voting on the bill.

Andrea Shea King, just moments after returning to Florida from the Rally, submitted to The Post & Email this photo of the citizens gathering before it began:


We Still Hold These Truths

A year ago this week, the American people elected a President who had promised during the campaign that he would: “cut taxes for 95% of workers and their families,” expand the Army by 65,000 and the Marines by 27,000, and enact “a net spending cut” for the federal government. Lower taxes, a strong defense and shrinking the size of government. Those are all core conservative beliefs. Accordingly, President Barack Obama entered the White House with sky high approval ratings.

But since being sworn into office, President Obama has raised taxes, weakened our defenses, and overseen arguably the largest expansion of government ever. As a result President Obama’s approval ratings have steadily declined, and the American people have only become more conservative. According to Gallup, Americans, by a 2-to-1 margin, say their political views in recent years have become more conservative. While independents and Democrats most often say their views haven’t changed, more members of all three major partisan groups indicate that their views have shifted to the right rather than to the left.

And this is before the more radical elements of the Obama agenda are to be forced on the American people. Both the cap and trade and health care legislation currently moving through Congress will transfer unprecedented power from the private sector to unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington. Search the texts of each bill for the phrase “shall” or “may establish.” Every time these phrases appear in these bills, the left in Congress is empowering unelected Obama Czars at the expense of your liberties. And this is not by accident. The empowerment of unelected bureaucrats is at the very core of Obama’s progressive agenda. Hillsdale College Associate Professor of Political Science Ronald Pestritto explains:

It is the Progressives’ desire to free bureaucratic agencies from the confines of politics and the law that allows us to trace the origins of the administrative state to their political thought. The idea of separating politics and administration–of grounding a significant portion of government not on the basis of popular consent but on expertise–was a fundamental aim of American Progressivism and explains the Progressives’ fierce assault on the Founders’ separation-of-powers constitutionalism.

The Heritage Foundation’s Center for American Studies Director Matthew Spalding details the rise of the progressive movement and their assault on the founding principles of our nation in his new book, We Still Hold These Truths: Rediscovering Our Principles, Reclaiming Our Future. The book is built around 10 foundational principles that created a free, prosperous and just nation unlike any other: Liberty, Equality, Natural Rights, Consent of the Governed, Religious Freedom, Private Property, The Rule of Law, Constitutionalism, Self-Government, and Independence.

The progressive movement represents a threat to these founding principles. For the left, “progress” means fundamentally transforming America with a new form of government that will engineer a “better” society by assuring equal outcomes. It would redistribute wealth through a distant, patronizing welfare state that regulates more and more of the economy, politics and society. President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal and President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society were grand steps toward achieving the progressive platform.

We Still Hold These Truths offers a different direction. Spalding makes the case that we don’t need to remake America, or discover new and untested principles. We need a great renewal of the true roots of American greatness–and a radical reapplication of America’s core principles to the great questions of our day.

These core principles can be the source of a new and unified American conservatism, one that reminds economic conser­vatives that morality and self-reliance are essential to limited govern­ment, reminds cultural conservatives that unlimited government threatens moral self-government, and reminds national-security conservatives that energetic but responsible government is the key to safety at home and prominence in the world.

Quick Hits:

  • According to ABC News, even using the White House’s most optimistic job numbers, Obama’s failed stimulus has spent $160,000 for every job “saved or created.”
  • Many communities hit hardest by job losses, those built around dying factories and mills, have been slowest to see relief from Obama’s failed stimulus plan.
  • According to recently released White House records, Service Employees International Union President Andrew Stern has been the top visitor to the White House, with National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy, and NARAL Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan also in the top ten.
  • The ACORN affiliated Working Families Party is citing the 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination to withhold documents related to whether the WFP is scamming the campaign finance system.
  • Claremont Review of Books contributing editor William Voegeli details why California’s high-benefit/high-tax model no longer works.