Saturday, December 26, 2009

DECEMBER 26, 1776



LEADERSHIP

Listen, listen closely:



LEADERSHIP


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Our Savior's Born!!! Luke 2:1-20




♪♫♪ Joy to the world! the Lord has come
Let Earth receive her King. ♪♫♪
♪♫♪ Let every heart prepare Him room, ♪♫♪
And heav'n and nature sing,
and heav'n and nature sing,
and heav'n and heav'n and nature sing. ♪♫♪

♪♫♪ Joy to the world! the Savior reigns ♪♫♪
Let men their songs employ.
♪♫♪ While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains ♪♫♪
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy. ♪♫♪

♪♫♪ HE RULES THE WORLD ♪♫♪
♪♫♪ with truth and grace, ♪♫♪
And makes the nations prove
♪♫♪ The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love,
and wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders of His love. ♪♫♪

From our Home to all of yours, we wish you peace & joy 
as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Merry Christmas!

Jace and Sally Weber

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

We The People Speak Out




Thursday, December 17, 2009

Government's First Duty...



... is to protect the people, not run their lives.
~ Ronald Reagan

The Patriot Post
Mark Alexander
December 17, 2009

Today, Democrat Party Leftists deride the notion of individual rights. Instead, they advocate the supplanting of individual liberty with statism.
They promote the notion of a living constitution rather than the authentic Constitution our Founders established.
They despise free enterprise and advocate socialist redistribution of wealth, the ultimate goal of which is to render all people equally poor and dependent upon the state.
They loathe our military and our national sovereignty, and they propose to replace it with treaties that establish supranational governmental legal and policing authorities.
They detest traditional American values, and they support all manner of behavior resulting in social entropy.

Would it surprise you to know that, while Democrat impositions on lending practices are largely responsible for the fact that millions of Americans are now out of work, the number of government "workers" making over $100,000 per year has increased 30 percent since the beginning of the current recession? There are more than 10,000 bureaucrats earning more than $150,000 annually, and the average federal salary is $71,206, not including generous government benefits, while the average private sector salary is $40,331.
Obama and his Democrat Congress have endowed future generations, unless soon reversed, not with liberty but with historically unprecedented levels of debt, which will enslave them to hyperinflation.

Today, more and more Americans are returning to the core principles upon which our nation was founded, which made it the freest and most productive in history. There is a renewed commitment to support and defend Essential Liberty.

I believe that a supermajority of us are fully capable of understanding the truth, if given the right information and opportunity.

Ronald Reagan delivered an enduring challenge to conservatives entitled "A Time for Choosing": "You and I are told we must choose between a left or right," Reagan said, "but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream -- the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order -- or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism."

Patriots, the time has come to choose.

Ronald Reagan outlined a plan for "The New Republican Party," stating, "The principles of conservatism are sound because they are based on what men and women have discovered through experience in not just one generation or a dozen, but in all the combined experience of mankind. When we conservatives say that we know something about political affairs, and that we know can be stated as principles, we are saying that the principles we hold dear are those that have been found, through experience, to be ultimately beneficial for individuals, for families, for communities and for nations -- found through the often bitter testing of pain, or sacrifice and sorrow."

If Republicans want to regain majority status, the RNC must purge those who have forsaken the first principles of conservatism for power. In their stead they must lift up those who are devoted to the Rule of Law and Essential Liberty, those who incorporate Reagan's charge, and that of generations of Patriots before him. They must back real conservatives instead of arrogant pretenders (see Toomey v. Specter). Short of bold new leadership, what remains of the Republican Party will end up on the trash heap of political irrelevance.

Patriots take heart: Do not wither during these difficult times. For as George Washington advised, "We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times."

Indeed, the next several years will be a vital test for Patriots and our countrymen. Let us choose to persevere, to make our cause that of all men, to make no peace with oppression.




Also from Ronald Reagan's, "The New Republican Party" "We also believe that Americans, often acting through voluntary organizations, should have the opportunity to solve many of the social problems of their communities. This spirit of freely helping others is uniquely American and should be encouraged in every way by government.
Families must continue to be the foundation of our nation.
Families -- not government programs -- are the best way to make sure our children are properly nurtured, our elderly are cared for, our cultural and spiritual heritages are perpetuated, our laws are observed and our values are preserved."

"Patriots, we have great opportunity before us, and once again the time has come to fight for it." 
~Mark Alexander

2nd Amendment Kicks off 2010




Mark those new 2010 calenders now for 2 big events in January.

January 11th, 2010, we have a 2nd Amendment event scheduled. Time, location, speaker and details to be announced soon!


January 16, 2010, Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) course being held at 9:00 in Atlanta, MO

It's an 8 hour course and the cost for registration is $75. 
More details of this event will be posted soon.


We have a huge election year ahead of us, possibly our last chance to fight for our Republic. Our goals are equally as big. Education and information to prepare Americans to actively be a part of holding our government accountable (throwin' the bums out that refuse to be), getting Constitution loyal candidates elected and securing the conservative (legal American citizen majority) gain back in all levels of government.


We live in exciting times in history and look forward to joining with you and others in Macon & surrounding counties who are tired of feeling helpless and are looking for something active and influential in NE MO to be a part of. 





Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

~Ronald Reagan

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Cloward-Previn Strategy at Work in America





It's probably no surprise to anyone anymore that the strategy and techniques used by the President and this administration come from the Saul Alinsky book "Rules for Radicals" but few understand the goals that they're trying to achieve. Hopefully this will shed some light and understanding on what the President meant after several months in office when he said, "Things are going as planned" even tho in reality job loss rate was skyrocketing, the economy was nose diving and everything appeared very bleak and unstable.

With the exception of Welfare and government positioning.

We all remember the quote by Rahm Emanuel, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."  That chain of thought is right out of the Rules for Radicals handbook. But the rest of the story is the fact that all of the chaos and crisis going on in America right now are created crises.


While the rest of the country was struggling to hold on to their jobs and take care of their debts and responsibilities, right out the gate the President gave the welfare recipients a raise. More money, more food stamps. To understand the reasoning behind that you have to understand the Cloward-Previn Strategy.




Strategy for forcing political change through orchestrated crisis.
First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.

Inspired by the August 1965 riots in the black district of Watts in Los Angeles (which erupted after police had used batons to subdue a black man suspected of drunk driving), Cloward and Piven published an article titled "The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty" in the May 2, 1966 issue of The Nation. Following its publication, The Nation sold an unprecedented 30,000 reprints. Activists were abuzz over the so-called "crisis strategy" or "Cloward-Piven Strategy," as it came to be called. Many were eager to put it into effect.

In their 1966 article, Cloward and Piven charged that the ruling classes used welfare to weaken the poor; that by providing a social safety net, the rich doused the fires of rebellion. Poor people can advance only when "the rest of society is afraid of them," Cloward told The New York Times on September 27, 1970. Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, wrote Cloward and Piven, activists should work to sabotage and destroy the welfare system; the collapse of the welfare state would ignite a political and financial crisis that would rock the nation; poor people would rise in revolt; only then would "the rest of society" accept their demands.

The key to sparking this rebellion would be to expose the inadequacy of the welfare state. Cloward-Piven's early promoters cited radical organizer Saul Alinsky as their inspiration. "Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules," Alinsky wrote in his 1972 book Rules for Radicals. When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judaeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system's failure to "live up" to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist "rule book" with a socialist one.

The authors noted that the number of Americans subsisting on welfare -- about 8 million, at the time -- probably represented less than half the number who were technically eligible for full benefits. They proposed a "massive drive to recruit the poor onto the welfare rolls."  Cloward and Piven calculated that persuading even a fraction of potential welfare recipients to demand their entitlements would bankrupt the system. The result, they predicted, would be "a profound financial and political crisis" that would unleash "powerful forces … for major economic reform at the national level."
    

In October the President offered thousands of dollars to only 3,500 the poor in Detroit. You remember that, right? Obama money? Comes from Obama's stash?





To quote a friend, "Why would BHO single out Detroit for a free handout to people to help pay their utility bills?  They will be screaming they need help for next month's bills.  If they hand out cash or credit cards, I am willing to bet very few utility bills will be paid with that money.  More than a few of those there to get money said they voted for BHO because he said he would take care of them.  This is the kind of society he is creating.  All take and no give.  It will be like the $2,000 handouts after Katrina.  People were buying designer purses, etc.  You can't make people responsible by giving them everything free.  Many of those people have no idea where that money came from.  They don't pay taxes and are thumbing their noses at those of us that do." And she had never heard of the Cloward-Previn Strategy, yet she defined the very goals/results of it in that comment.


An article by a young man, Anthony D. Dolpies, about this handout. Again, Cloward-Previn Strategy at work:



Detroit, MI  October 8, 2009
The Welfare State, 
Obama's Real Vision of Change
The Demoralized victims of more than fifty years of central planning and empty promises came together last week in Michigan. In a scene reminiscent of Soviet style bread lines, more than 65000 people filled out applications, hoping for a share of 15.2 million dollars appropriated by the Obama stimulus pkg to help low income families pay bills, stave off eviction or find temporary housing. Only 3500 people will actually receive aid from the program. This latest incarnation of the Obama recovery act only adds to the evidence that the stimulus was never about job creation, Instead it was merely a tool for the expansion of political power through the welfare state.


The long slow moving lines and ill-prepared city welfare workers agitated the desperate citizens who began to trample and fight one another for a shot at the limited number of applications. This is the end result of Obama’s redistributionist economic policy. Sold under the guise of compassion, social justice, economic justice, egalitarianism, the individual is reduced to a budget item, viewing his fellow man as a threat, competition for his slice of an ever shrinking communal pie.


Redistributionist or socialist policy, call it what you will, can never produce the economic or social equality that those who champion it promise. In fact such a political and economic system only advances the creation of an inescapable binary class system they claim to oppose, the very rich and the very poor. It advocates the notion that the bureaucrat is more equal than equal. The bureaucrat in the welfare state is given the arbitrary authority over the validity of what he views as the needs of the citizen in relation to the immediate needs of the state. In the end redistributionist policy only advances the ultimate immorality, slavery, first by enslaving the producer to the non-producer, then through dependence of the non-producer to the state.



And that's exactly what it is. Slavery. This isn't a black issue, this is an American citizen issue. People are being bought for their vote. People are being enslaved to the welfare system and they don't understand or care about the consequences. They believe that government is going to support them. It doesn't matter where the money comes from, it doesn't matter that they have no desire or instinct to take care of themselves. What has lead to this mentality in a society that has been built on self reliance, pride in accomplishments, and determination to be the one to be responsible for one's own family? At what point did the welfare system become culturally correct? When did the welfare system change from a "safety net" to the entitlement programs of welfare checks, Section 8(a)housing, WIC, AFDC and looked at as being a good thing?


I just finished reading The Big Black Lie How I Learned the Truth about the Democrat Party by Kevin Jackson. What an eye opener to the answers to those questions from someone who lived thru that era of change. He writes:
Growing up, I knew of only one person I can recall who was on welfare, one of our neighbor's oldest daughters.  She was a single mother of two children. 
When my family spoke of Sandra living on welfare, they would almost whisper that she was 'getting help' It was considered uncouth to speak of government assistance any other way. I remember watching Sandra getting off the bus, carrying sacks of groceries. I later found out that she was too embarrassed to use food stamps at the grocery store in our neighborhood, she would take the bus across town to buy her groceries.
He also writes about his upbringing by his grandparents (who raised Kevin and his brother when their mother died at a very young age) and his community:
My own grandparents taught me about personal and financial responsibility, about respect and humility. They taught me the value of hard work, of providing for yourself and your family. To be a welfare recipient was an embarrassment in our community, and those who got it felt ashamed of themselves for needing it.
Kevin Jackson is a 45 year old man. The Cloward-Previn Strategy was published in The Nation Magazine, May 2, 1966 issue.


I'd like to encourage you to read the article about the Cloward-Previn Strategy in it's entirety at DiscoverTheNetworks.org, A Guide to the Political Left, to really understand the goals and intentions of the political left and why the comment, "Things are going as planned" makes perfect sense in a world of politics that appears to have just gone insane.


James Simpson, from The American Thinker wrote:
Newsmax rounds out the picture:
Their strategy to create political, financial, and social chaos that would result in revolution blended Alinsky concepts with their more aggressive efforts at bringing about a change in U.S. government. To achieve their revolutionary change, Cloward and Piven sought to use a cadre of aggressive organizers assisted by friendly news media to force a re-distribution of the nation's wealth.
Capitalizing on the racial unrest of the 1960s, Cloward and Piven saw the welfare system as their first target. They enlisted radical black activist George Wiley, who created the National Welfare Reform Organization (NWRO) to implement the strategy. Wiley hired militant foot soldiers to storm welfare offices around the country, violently demanding their "rights." According to a City Journal article by Sol Stern, welfare rolls increased from 4.3 million to 10.8 million by the mid-1970s as a result, and in New York City, where the strategy had been particularly successful, "one person was on the welfare rolls... for every two working in the city's private economy." 


According to another City Journal article titled "Compassion Gone Mad":
The movement's impact on New York City was jolting: welfare caseloads, already climbing 12 percent a year in the early sixties, rose by 50 percent during Lindsay's first two years; spending doubled... The city had 150,000 welfare cases in 1960; a decade later it had 1.5 million.  


The vast expansion of welfare in New York City that came of the NWRO's Cloward-Piven tactics sent the city into bankruptcy in 1975. Rudy Giuliani cited Cloward and Piven by name as being responsible for "an effort at economic sabotage." He also credited Cloward-Piven with changing the cultural attitude toward welfare from that of a temporary expedient to a lifetime entitlement, an attitude which in-and-of-itself has caused perhaps the greatest damage of all. 


The next time you drive through one of the many blighted neighborhoods in our cities, or read of the astronomical crime, drug addiction, and out-of-wedlock birth rates, or consider the failed schools, strapped police and fire resources of every major city, remember Cloward and Piven's thrill that "...the drain on local resources persists indefinitely."

 This is another article worth reading in it's entirety at The American Thinker
From Red State:

We knew that Barack Obama was turning DC into a mecca for sucking at the public teat, but it perhaps was not as obvious until recently as to what extent this is occurring. [This] illustrates the depth to which Obama is influenced on “governmentalization” of the private sector.  The graphic tells it all:

Unsurprisingly, the low points come during the Democrat(ic) Kennedy, Carter, Clinton and Obama administrations. But the dearth of private sector experience in the Obama cabinet is almost breathtaking. As Nick Schulz notes, “over 90 percent of its prior experience was in the public sector”.  Wow.




It shouldn’t be a “wow” moment, though. [This] administration is promoting exactly what we have suspected it would - elimination of private sector industry in favor of government control. From banking to automotive to health care to “net neutrality” - the government takeover is already well under way.


Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom. – Alexis de Tocqueville




From the Freedom Post:  
Americans:  We are great without and in spite of the federal government.  We are great because we've had the freedom to be great, and the government has interfered less than other governments in the world.  

We were great before Barack Obama, and we are now great in spite of him. Don't allow the devious, deceitful promises of security, no matter how well spoken, to be a substitute for the freedoms generations of our predecessors fought and died for. 




"A REPUBLIC, IF YOU CAN KEEP IT"

We have a lot of work to do.
I am SO ready for 2010!






Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Manhattan Declaration















The unveiling came during a news conference at the National Press Club here in the nation’s capital, but this was a lot more than a photo op. It was a demonstration of solidarity among more than 125 Christians of all denominational stripes that we will not only continue to speak out in the public square, we will continue to stand firm for biblical principles in that public square.





Here is the Declaration:  http://www.lifenews.com/nat5693b.html





Here is where you can sign the Declaration:  http://manhattandeclaration.org/ 






And all I can add to this is IT'S ABOUT TIME!! 


Between Oath Keepers and now The Manhattan Declaration I am encouraged as we move into 2010 and get busy rebuilding our party and getting our country safely back under the Constitution. 






GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Obama Controls TV - October 19 - 25



A well laid out plan to infiltrate every single home in the World.
Have your eyes wide open and use wisdom for your family.


From John Nolte:
"On September 10th of this year the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF)posted a press release informing the world that “from October 19-25, more than 60 network TV shows [will] spotlight the power and personal benefits of service,” and that this “unprecedented block of TV programming is the first wave of a multi-year ‘I Participate’ campaign.”


http://tinyurl.com/yfbjjep
^^ Please Read ^^

From Stage Right:
"My ten-year-old daughter loves “So You Think You Can Dance.” I suspect most eight to eighteen-year-old girls do. So, my question to the producers of this hit show is: “Why are you pointing my daughter to a web page asking her to work at Planned Parenthood?”"

http://tinyurl.com/ykah8lr
^^ Please Read More^^

Patrick Courrielche writes:

"National service and volunteerism is a top priority of both the President and the First Lady. A broad effort has been launched to promote this priority. We’ve seen this in the May 12th White House briefing, the August 10th and 27th art community conference calls, and now in a new effort by the Entertainment Industry Foundation...All of these efforts are driving would-be volunteers to Serve.gov. The question is, for what purpose?"


http://tinyurl.com/ygl33o4
^^ Yes, There's more ^^

Michelle Obama has even created a video expressing the importance of national service:
http://tinyurl.com/yzr4jzh

"For the entire week, these and other networks will use our favorite TV shows to shine a spotlight on the power of service. Fifty prime-time shows have already agreed to participate and this number is growing.

Imagine: for seven days straight, whether viewers tune-in to shows like ABCs Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, NBCs 30 Rock, CBSs CSI: Miami or Foxs So You Think You Can Dance they will watch programs infused with inspirational volunteer messages."

Yes.... Just imagine....

List of "Organically" Created iParticipate Television Programs:

From the leaked network memo:

President Obama has called for a new era of responsibility. … We can turn up the volume for service and volunteerism, engage more people and make it part of who we are and what we do to bring the country together. …

Campaign Elements:
“To ‘organically’ create and produce as many shows as possible about service and volunteerism[.] …

Ideally storylines will touch on one or more of the key issues that have outlined as the country’s top priorities for services:

  • Education and children
  • Health and well being
  • Environmental conservation and reduced energy consumption
  • Economic development and financial security
  • support for military families

From the iParticipate website:

Check Out All The Participating Shows! Find Out How Your Favorites Are Taking Part.

By iParticipate on Tue, Oct 13 2009, 18:11:41

Below are some of the shows taking part in EIF’s iParticipate campaign, and what they plan to do. (A “tag” means an in show announcement or promotion.)

Show……………………………………..Participation
ABC
America’s Funniest Home Videos…………Segment
Brothers and Sisters…………………………Script, tag
Castle……………………………………………Tag
Cougar Town…………………………………..Tag
Dancing With the Stars……………………..Segment, tag
Desperate Housewives………………………Script, tag
Eastwick………………………………………..Tag
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition………..Story line, tag
Grey’s Anatomy……………………………….Script, tag
Hank……………………………………………..Tag
Modern Family…………………………………Tag
Private Practice………………………………..Script, tag
Scrubs……………………………………………Tag
The Forgotten…………………………………..Script, tag
Ugly Betty……………………………………….Script, tag
All My Children………………………………….Script, tag
General Hospital………………………………..Script, tag
One Life to Live…………………………………Script, tag
The View………………………………………….Segment, tag
Jimmy Kimmel Live!…………………………..Segment, tag

NBC
30 Rock…………………………………………..Script, tag
Access Hollywood………………………………Segment, tag
Community………………………………………Script, tag
Heroes…………………………………………….Script, tag
Parks and Recreation………………………….Script, tag
The Biggest Loser………………………………Segment, tag
The Jay Leno Show……………………………Segment, tag
The Office………………………………………..Script, tag
Today……………………………………………..Segment, tag

CBS
Accidentally on Purpose………………………Tag
Cold Case………………………………………..Script, tag
Criminal Minds…………………………………..Script, tag
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation…………….Script, tag
CSI: Miami……………………………………….Script, tag
CSI: NY…………………………………………..Script, tag
Gary Unmarried…………………………………Script, tag
Ghost Whisperer………………………………..Script, tag
How I Met Your Mother……………………….Script, tag
NCIS………………………………………………Script, tag
NCIS: Los Angeles…………………………….Tag
The New Adventures of Old Christine……..Tag
Numb3rs…………………………………………Script, tag
Rules of Engagement…………………………Script, tag
The Big Bang Theory………………………….Tag
The Mentalist……………………………………Tag
Two and a Half Men……………………………Tag
Late Show With David Letterman…………..Segment, tag

FOX
America’s Most Wanted………………………Segment, tag
Bones……………………………………………..Tag
Brothers………………………………………….Script, tag
COPS……………………………………………..Segment, tag
Lie to Me………………………………………….Script, tag
Major League Baseball………………………..Script,tag
So You Think You Can Dance?……………..Segment, tag
’Til Death…………………………………………Script, tag
The Wanda Sykes Show……………………..Future segment, tag

The CW
I Pledge…………………………………………..Committed

Nickelodeon
TeenNick HALO Awards………………………Segment, tag

WeTV
The Locator……………………………………..Tag
My Fair Wedding……………………………….Tag

Lifetime
Army Wives……………………………………..Future story line
Project Runway…………………………………Tag
Rita Rocks……………………………………….Tag
Sherri……………………………………………..Tag

BET
The Mo’Nique Show…………………………..Tag

Disney Channel
Wizards of Waverly Place……………………Script
Sonny With a Chance…………………………Script
Hannah Montana……………………………….Script
The Suite Life on Deck………………………..Script

CNN
American Morning……………………………..Segment
Showbiz Tonight: HLN………………………..Segment

CMT
CMT Top 20 Countdown………………………Segment
CMT Insider………………………………………Segment

Syndicated Shows
The Dr. Oz Show……………………………….Tag
Dr. Phil……………………………………………Segment(s), public service announcement
Entertainment Tonight / The Insider……….Segment, tag
Extra: The Entertainment Magazine……….Tag
Jerry Springer…………………………………..Tag
Judge Jeanine Pirro……………………………Tag
Judge Mathis…………………………………….Tag
Maury……………………………………………..Tag

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Is There A Doctor In The House??

The doctors are speaking out. Is anyone listening? I've asked several of my friends around the country and family members if they know how their doctor feels about government run health care and virtually every single one of them has said that their doctors are opposed to it and most are actively fighting it. I'm sorry to say my own doctor is one of the few who thinks government controlling America's health care would be great. I hear random shot statistics for doctors for and against it and I'm beginning to think some are just pulling a figure out of the air banking that nobody will ask where they got it from. Liberal sources say 77% of doctors are for government run health care. Conservative sources say only 45%. I wish I could hear the doctors who are for it explain why, without it being all Huffington Post talking points. I'd listen, I'd like to understand. There is no doubt that we need health care reform in this country. I don't know anybody who doesn't feel that way and understand the importance. I know there are excellent proposals out there coming from doctors -- but is anybody listening? There is no rational reason for the entire health care system to be thrown out and taken over by government.

The liberals rant that the Republicans have their hands deep in the insurance company pockets. But the Democrats have theirs equally as deep in the pharmaceutical & trial lawyer pockets. How the Democrats can look American in the eye and say this has been a bipartisan effort on their part just floors me. To my knowledge not one Republican amendment has made it through. Not one. I know Senator Olympia Snowe (R) ME is their poster child for their gracious bipartisan spirit, but she's one of our finest RINO's who has one foot almost crossed over into Democrat devotion. Arlan Spector comes to mind. Anyway, we know the politicians aren't going to put down their games and my concern is who is going to listen to our doctors?


During the 9/12 March on Washington there were hundreds of doctors who took part. There wasn't any news coverage, of course, but I'd like to point them out here.

From Docs4PatientCare:


Practicing US physicians uniting to represent the interests and concerns of both patients and doctors in the healthcare reform debate. D4PC endorses the concept of needed healthcare reform, but we recognize it can only be accomplished by proceeding in a cautious and responsible manner. Our recommendations will enable us to reach this goal without requiring the nationalization of the entire American healthcare system.

Docs4PatientCare Proposed Alternatives for Effective Healthcare Reform:

  • There is no logical reason to hastily pass this legislation by a predetermined deadline. We have one chance to get this right.
  • Bring "all" stakeholders together to help assure a meaningful and sustainable reform by considering many recommendations and proposals.
  • Adopt a patient-centered approach to healthcare reform that empowers patients and promotes freedom of choice.
  • Use the power of government to assist the uninsured obtain health coverage through modification of the tax code, such as tax credits and vouchers.
  • Reduce high insurance premiums by opening up patient risk pools across the entire nation, thereby diffusing risk.

  • Allow the individual/family to be the "owner" of the policy making their health care coverage portable and available if they lose their job or move to a new place of employment. This will eliminate exclusion from the new employer's plan for a “pre-existing” health issue and also eliminate a waiting period to qualify for enrollment.
  • Encourage and expand Health Savings Accounts. Tax-Free savings vehicle for planned and/or unexpected medical expenses.
  • Tort Reform. The costs to our healthcare system secondary to the practice of defensive medicine are over $100 billion annually, or $2,000 per family.
  • Insurance Reform. Guarantee insurability due to pre-existing illness. Eliminate Insurance company antitrust exemption.

They had their own Doctors Against Obamacare Rally in Washington.
The report from
Looking at the Left by El Marco:
September 10, 2009, Washington, D.C.


Today doctors, nurses and other medical professionals came to Washington, D.C. from across the country to show their opposition to Obamacare. This rally exploded the government-created myth that there is unanimity amongst health care professionals for Democrat plans to take over health care. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons came to D.C. to present a petition from doctors to lawmakers. The AAPS has been a voice for private physicians since 1943. Their motto is Omani pro aegroto, “all for the patient”. The doctors met with the representatives from their respective states and argued for a platform that avoids unnecessary bureaucratic intervention in health care.



Dr. Shannon Norris, a radiologist from Atlanta, holds a People's Cube poster describing Obamacare as offering “the efficiency of the Postal Service, the sustainability of Social Security and all the compassion of the IRS”.



Dr. Steven Ellison, a cardiologist from Georgia, displays graphically how doctors feel about being targeted by a party and president that slander and demonize them. On the podium, speaker after speaker talked about the slurs President Obama has made about doctors performing unnecessary amputations and tonsillectomies out of greed. Not only is it untrue that doctors profit from these procedures, but the premise that they would do such harm to their patients is an insult to doctors.



Dr. Hal Scherz, a pediatric urologist from Atlanta, founded Docs for Patient Care
to voice doctors’ opposition to the “big rush” for a big government solution to health care reform. The organization of doctors suggests practical proposals such as tort reform, insurance reform, and opening up insurance pools between states.

Their petition to Congress can be found at TakeBackMedicine.com:

Physicians can no longer allow medical care in this country to be controlled by government and insurance companies 



Current reform options purport to be “cure-alls” for every American. But we know that every patient is different, and just like patients, there is no single big-government solution to change health care in this country. 



Instead, we need more diversity in solutions. 

Therefore, I support changes that address the following issues:

Petition point: 1. INDEPENDENCE: Doctors are professionals. They answer to their patients, not the government or an insurance company or any other third party. Treatments should be decided by doctor and patient exclusively.



“We are not the enemy,” said Dr. Joyce Lovitt, a pediatrician from Georgia.

Petition point: 2. VALUE OUR SERVICES: Physicians have a right to be paid a market-based fee for their services, and to be paid at the time of service or within a reasonable period.



Dr. Lovitt: “Patients, we will cover your backs if you do not tie our hands behind our backs.”

Petition point 3. DOCTORS ARE NOT INSURANCE BILLING CLERKS: Physicians should not be forced to act as billing or collection agents for third-parties, whether private insurance or the government.



Petition point 4. REGULATIONS GET BETWEEN PHYSICIANS & PATIENTS: Excessive regulatory burden on physicians is interfering with patient care. We must decrease regulations, not pass more.



Petition point 5. LIABILITY COSTS MUST BE REDUCED: Costly defensive treatment and tests, and predatory litigation result in excessive liability costs for physicians and patients alike.



Dr. Scott Barbour, an orthopedic surgeon from Atlanta addresses the rally.

Petition point 6. AUTONOMY: Neither physicians nor patients should be forced to participate in government nor private health care plans or programs.



Petition point 7. RIGHT TO CONTRACT: Neither physicians nor patients should be prohibited from entering into mutually agreeable private contracts for services and payments.





Petition point 8. PRIVACY: Physicians must not be forced to disclose patient records without the express consent of patients.


Dr. Phil Gingery, U.S. Congressman from Georgia addresses the Rally.


Dr. Michael Schlitt, a neurosurgeon from Seattle. He spoke about a woman in England who had an aneurism and was told by the National Health Service that there was nothing they could do for her. They told her to enjoy her last few days. She came to the U.S. and was treated by Dr. Schlitt and is fine today. “Show me a place where patients can get MRI’s the same day.” and the crowd responded with a rousing “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” ”Who’s got the best medical care in the world?” “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!”





Howard Long, from Pleasanton, California is “a country doctor.”


The basic question comes down to who do you want making your health care decisions. Do you want them made in a doctor’s office with men like these? Or do you want them made by bureaucrats and congressional ”staffers.”


Hello? Is anybody listening??


Please don't stop writing, calling, faxing, tweeting Congress.
The battle is still going on..


You can hear all of the speeches from the rally here:
http://event.playonsports.com/widget.html?eventId=6843

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Reflections of 9/12



On 9/12 of this year there was a March on Washington by American citizens from every corner of the country. There were the Tea Party people, the 9/12 Project people, the Fair Tax people, and every other pro-America, pro-US Constitution group in the country. But most were people who didn't belong to any particular group other than a hard working family who has gotten up off the couch and made the decision to be a part of speaking out for their convictions.


More than anything I wanted to be in DC for this, but it wasn't in the cards for me... this time. BUT, there was a Tea Party rally held in Quincy, IL and the St. Louis Tea Party joined in with them and so did I. It was an incredible day. The energy of the crowd was encouraging and a lot of FUN! It's an awe-inspiring experience to stand with patriots from all walks of life with the common love for this country.


First I'd like to share my day with you and then I'd like to give you a look into the day in DC.





Awe-inspiring!


Across this nation, people joined together to voice their concerns, to listen to speakers looking for direction about what to do to have their voices heard, to stand UNITED with other Americans who are concerned about the direction this administration is attempting to take our country. Most are saying "we are silent no more" and it's being heard. The main stream media refuses to report it, but it's a definite roar being heard across the country. And it's waking people up. It's encouraging citizens to get informed and get active. It's truly an exciting time in America.


There must be tens of thousands of pictures going around the internet of the March on Washington. I've pulled out a few to make a couple of points.


First of all, the media has done it's best to down-play the size of the crowds. I think the liberal blog, Huffington Post, has it down to maybe at most a few thousand people. Bless their hearts. The best estimate coming out of Washington has been 1.5. And the estimates including all of the rallies held across the nation is at 3+ million. But who wants to bicker about numbers? Let's just enjoy some photographs of Americans at their best!


Most of these are from Red Cube & Looking At The Left




Sorry, I just had to throw ol' Baghdad Bob in there for grins.


Looks like a few thousand people for sure.
Notice anything peculiar about any of those pictures? Anyone see any swastikas? Hitlers? I'm sure there's one or two, maybe even 6 in there somewhere. The Huffington Post, Pelosi and MSM plucked out a few choice pix then posted and railed on and on about how horrible and hateful the crowds are. But you know what? You can see the temperament and message of this crowd with your own eyes, when you're shown the truth. And when you think for yourself based on facts, not Saul Alinski fiction. Nancy Pelosi and the media are starting this scary funneling of emotion about the fear of the violent nature of these things. What's so backasswards about this Hitler/swastika/Nazi thing is that this president surrounds himself with self proclaimed communists, marxists and terrorists and nobody bats an eye.


The facts are that since the beginning of first tea parties back in February, there has been zero violence, zero damage, zero litter, unlike the devastation they left Washington in after the inauguration:



Mmm mmm mmm


And zero arrests of any of the Tea Party or town hall participants. The only arrests have that have been made are those of SEIU, ACORN members & Russ Carnahan employee's. The only violence was the beating a black man (Tea Party participant) took from an SEIU thug at a town hall meeting in St. Louis. (ACLU looked the other way) And the guy that got his finger bit off by a SEIU thug in California. And we won't even mention the 80+ arrests and over $50,000. damage at the radical left protests at the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh last week.


These groups at these rallies are wonderful, peaceful people. It's like a huge gathering of people you've known forever. We're the good guys!!


And about those Hitler posters. If you see any of these people with this message:


They have infiltrated themselves into the Tea Party movement and they do not, nor does their message, represent any part of the Tea Party, Fair Tax, 9/12 Project rallies. They are a bizarre group of people, The LaRouche Movement, who have invited themselves to the party. And here's the kicker, the guy's a democrat.


LaRouche himself has been a candidate for U.S. president eight times, standing in every presidential election from 1976 to 2004. The first was with his own party, the U.S. Labor Party. In the next seven campaigns he campaigned for the Democratic Party nomination.


There's a load of information on this creepy organization: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaRouche_movement I'm done giving them anymore recognition.


One more negative report the MSM & Huffington Post grand stands on is the accusation that these rallies are motivated by hateful racists. (Are you as sick of that word as I am?) To help snuff out that liberal rant I'd like to share the March on Washington thru the eyes of a young man, Oleg Atbashian. He's a writer & graphic artist from Ukraine and the creator of ThePeoplesCube.com. He writes about his experience in Washington in a two part article for Pajamas Media (Part 1 and Part 2) I highly recommend that you take a few minutes and read his reflections on this experience as seen through the eyes of an ex-Soviet immigrant.


In his blog he writes, "From what I have seen, this tea party consisted of people of many races, accents, and origins, who varied in their religious beliefs, immigration status, and political affiliations. I spoke with people who were Puerto Ricans, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Native Americans, and African Americans. I spoke with those who were atheists and those who were gay. I met a group of Spanish-speaking Cuban women, who carried a large anti-Obama poster.


I later shared my water bottle with a Serbian woman dressed in colonial costume with an American flag over her skirt. She carried several Ron Paul signs, including one that said, "Gun control means using both hands." She spoke English with a strong accent but knew enough Russian to have a meaningful conversation.


What brought all these different folks together was their love of freedom. They recognized the danger posed by encroaching big government tyranny and acknowledged a need for action. But that's where the similarities ended. These people weren't used to speaking in unison. There were no predictable pious clich├ęs or standardized hypocritical speech codes typical of leftist protests. Underneath all the masquerade, the accents, and other superficial attributes, the essential qualities of the million-plus tea partiers were what the term "diversity" used to mean originally, before the collectivist left pulled a racist bait-and-switch scheme and repackaged the term to denote a purely biological and tribal belonging with no regard to our individual minds, liberties, and ambitions."


A few more of his photographs:


And a couple more from other bloggers:


Someone called in the Cowboys!!

Here are more incredible shots of DC from Stealth Fusion



In the words of Oleg Atbashian:

The “mainstream” media will never admit it in a smug tone reserved for leftist malcontents, but I know it and you know it.

That day we made history.