Friday, July 30, 2010

Charlie May Skate

For 13 ethics violations including failure to report and pay taxes on income and property the House Ethics Committee of Speaker Nancy "I'm Going to Drain the Swamp" Pelosi is recommending the mildest of punishments for Rep. Charles Rangel:  A rebuke.

Excuse me but as a career government employee I would have been fired, and rightly so, for such activity but the Democrat Elite Political Ruling Class takes care of its own.  It looks like Charlie may get a walk so he can go home and tell his constituents, "I am innocent!  They rebuked me because it was all a mistake!"  Of course, we all know that's a load of bull hooey but he is a Representative of a district in New York City and there they could care less.  He is being challenged in November by a former pro-football player who is intelligent, youthful, apparently very honest and Conservative but with only a rebuke Charlie will hold the reins even without his Chairmanship post.  (Anyone want to bet that if re-elected he becomes completely rehabilitated and gets it back?)
"Charlie did what?  I don't believe it!!  It's a lie planted by the Tea Party!"
It would appear that Pelosi who famously said that she was going to drain the Washington swamp of corruption and clean-up the House is better at riding a broom than using one.  She's been strangely silent on Charlie so quite likely he knows where some very revealing skeletons are buried in the Democrat leadership's past and they won't risk attacking him for fear of retaliation.

Darn!  Isn't all this Hope and Change just swell!

Follow the link for the story.

Anthony "Tony Hotdogs" Weiner Again Channels His Inner Child

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), aka "Tony Hotdogs," again channels his inner idiot on the floor of the House.  He clearly has a high opinion of himself albeit one that is not shared by a large segment of the population as a whole.  He does get elected in New York, however, but considering that they also elected Eliot Spitzer, David Paterson and Michael Bloomberg that's not really something to brag about.

You've got to give Tony Hotdogs his due, though.  When it comes to being a weenie, he's up there with the best.

Follow the link for more.

By the way, the reason he's upset is that he doesn't have enough support from his Democrat colleagues to pass the bill despite the complete Democrat majority in the House and as he doesn't have the, errrr..."stones" to attack his fellow Democrats, he attacks the Republicans.  Class.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ethics panel charges Rangel with conduct discrediting the House

This report is from CNN and considering that Congress currently enjoys the lowest approval rating in history with only 11% of the people trusting them, Charlie "el Tuna" Rangel has to be sweating.  If he was able to discredit a House that 89% of America thinks stinks then he has really done something.

We shouldn't be surprised at Charlie Rangel's willingness to skirt the laws that he helped write.  After all, as a life-long Neo-Lib Democrat he did not expect that those rules would apply to him.

Follow the link for the story that we all already know.

Quote of the Day

The award goes to Rush Limbaugh when he commented on President Barack Hussein Obama's appearance on "The View."

"Whatever else happens, Barack Obama will provide The View with some much needed estrogen." - Rush Limbaugh

Very well said, Rush. Very well, indeed.

Founding Member of Abu Sayyaf Group Pleads Guilty to 1995 Hostage Taking Involving U.S. and Philippine Citizens

Good news for the day.

While I criticize the Holder Justice Department for its politicization, this case, which pre-dated the current Regime, was successfully prosecuted. Kudos to the DOJ on this one.

That being said, I would have liked to have seen a life without parole sentence, but the wheels of justice sometimes require plea agreements in order that they move smoothly and this was one of those times.

For those of you who don't recognize this terrorist organization, the Abu Sayyaf Group has been a thorn in the side of the Philippine government since the late 1980s. They've been responsible for kidnappings, murders and mayhem in the southern Philippines. They were the group responsible for the kidnapping of American missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham in May of 2001. Martin died in the rescue attempt that freed Gracia and if you haven't read her book, In the Presence of My Enemies, I would strongly recommend it. 

The Abu Sayyaf is best described as a terrorist group that profits from bank robberies, murder, rape and pillage. They profess Islam and their founder, Abdurajak Abubakar Janjalani was born in a Christian-Muslim family in Mindanao and joined the Afghan jihad against the Russians. When he returned to the Philippines he was a committed Islamic extremist bent on jihad against the Philippine government and all Christians.

The Abu Sayyaf Group was borne of his jihad, but it must be remembered that Islamic lawlessness in Mindanao is not a new development. The first U.S. military expeditions to Mindanao were on the heals of the Spanish-American War when the United States seized the Philippines from the Spaniards. General John J. "Blackjack" Pershing was moved to lead an expedition to quell the kidnapping of Americans in Mindanao at the beginning of the 20th century. It is true that history does repeat itself.

Follow the link for more on the case.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Federal Judge Blocks Portions of Arizona Illegal Immigration Law

The law should have been upheld in its entirety.  This is clearly a new low in the annals of American jurisprudence.

The judge was appointed by Bill Clinton.  That explains the ruling.

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The Obama Horror Picture Show

This is clearly the attitude of the Neo-Lib political class.
The Obama Horror Picture Show

Another excellent piece from the inimitable Robin of Berkeley. The ideological commitment that allows Neo-Lib Democrats to actively support with a totally clean conscience the repression of any opposition or countervailing thought by any means possible is reminiscent of oppressive regimes throughout history. The 20th Century was replete with oppressive regimes all of which had as a commonality an "ism." They were either Marxism, Communism or National Socialism and collectively the people subject to them all suffered under fascism; but that simple fact is not recognized by the Neo-Lib ruling elite. In that, their actions convince me that Neo-Lib Democrats are truly the victims of their own mal-education for they have failed to learn from history.

Follow the link for more.

DOJ Accused of Stalling on MOVE Act for Voters in Military

Eric Holder's DOJ absolutely protects this man's ability to intimidate voters at a polling place.

But they are not at all concerned with protecting this man's ability to vote and have it counted.

That the Department of Justice (DOJ) is ignoring the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE...does Congress have a special office to come up with names for bills that result in slick acronyms?  Just wondering...) should be no surprise considering that Attorney General Eric Holder is clearly the worst Attorney General in American history.  Holder is clearly a political ideologue dedicated to carrying out Obama'a leftist agenda regardless of his oath of office.  This translates into a studied incompetence rather than one of inability for Holder clearly can act with great dispatch when it comes to freeing Puerto Rican terrorists from jail as he did under the Clinton Administration.   His incompetence, therefore, is not borne of ignorance but of ideology.

Historically, civilians working overseas are, generally, pretty evenly split when it comes to political beliefs.    Having spent over 17 years in Southeast Asia I have seen the political gatherings of expat Democrats and Republicans and they are, by and large, pretty even in numbers so disenfranchising them would generally not affect an election either way.  But that being said, there is a new dynamic that must be considered in an era when we have a large portion of our military overseas accompanied and supported by an even larger group of civilians.  This grouping of military and those civilians who have actively sought employment overseas in support of the military are decidedly conservative in their views.  They are not monolithic by any means but they are much more likely to vote for a conservative politician, i.e., a Republican, than for a Democrat.

Is it any wonder then, that Eric Holder's DOJ is quietly trying to ignore the MOVE Act?  There are races in the coming mid-term election in states that should be considered deep blue that will be decided by slim margins so we know that the Attorney General wouldn't approve of any action that would facilitate voter fraud or deny voters a chance to vote when they are overseas in the service of our nation.  We know that, don't we?  Not hardly.

What We the People know is that Eric Holder will not allow the DOJ to work to ensure fair elections.  We the People know that Eric Holder's DOJ does not believe in protecting the right of all citizens to vote regardless of the color of their skin.  We the People know that Eric Holder's DOJ is operating under rules that protect the President's friends and supporters and attack the President's opposition.

We must vote this November and end the one-party rule that has enabled the Neo-Lib Democrats to ignore the Constitution and put this nation on the road to socialism.  We must vote this November to end the ability of the Eric Holder's of Obama's Regime to act with impunity as they try to force Obama's leftist agenda down the throats of the American people.  Once we end the one-party rule, We the People can force Congress to impeach Holder for his disgraceful actions, and even more disgraceful inactions, as Attorney General.  We the People can force Congress to bring all the President's Czars under control by defunding their positions and the positions of their staffs.  We the People have the opportunity this November to retake control of our out-of-control Government.  Let us not ignore that opportunity.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Washington’s Worst Nightmare: A Principled Man

Washington's Worst Nightmare: A Principled Man

I was raised by a man who lived by principles. My father believed in voting but never discussed who he voted for as a matter of principle. He dealt fairly with others as a matter of principle whether it was selling cattle or buying a new horse. He was a man of the land who believed that men should be treated as equals unless they showed themselves to be unprincipled then at that point, he would have nothing further to do with them.

As you can imagine, he didn't have much time for politicians.

"Joe the Plumber" thus strikes a chord with his opinion released on Big Government. Washington has operated without principles for far too long and it was never more clearly demonstrated than when RINO Sen. Lindsey Graham (r-SC) (Note: The lower case "r" is not an accident in Graham's case.) announced that he would support Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court. If Graham were a true Republican he would oppose Kagan on principle for her views are clearly an anathema to Republicans, especially Conservative Republicans, throughout the land and, I am certain, in his home state. I would daresay that his position is a greater embarrassment to Conservatives in the state of South Carolina than Bill Clinton's oral sex escapades in the Oval Office were to the nation as a whole.

Principle. A simple three-sylable word that is apparently unfathomable to Washington politicians. It is something that We the People sorely need and want in Washington but it is something that will continue to be elusive unless we turn-out as many incumbent politicians as possible in November. Our collective votes will decide whether our Nation will return to the principles of our Founders or whether the future of the country will be ruled by Progressives who view principles as an archaic idea and who hide behind the labels offered by our two-party system. We the People are the only ones who can force politicians to be principled for they have clearly demonstrated an inability to remain principled when left to their own devices.

Follow the link for more.

Then be sure to turn out and vote.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

White House Backed Release of Lockerbie Bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi

There are lies and then there are lies.  It is unfortunate that the current occupant of the White House has so amply demonstrated that he cannot be trusted to tell the We the People the truth.  This is just another of a long list of lies emanating from Barack Obama.

It is not surprising that we are finding this out not from our own Left Stream Media that touts itself as the best in the world but from foreign media that is not attempting to advance a Neo-Lib Democrat agenda.  This should be the lead story on every evening news broadcast for the next few weeks until all the relative information as to what the President knew and when he knew it is revealed.

My bet is that it will be buried by the liberal news cabal with barely a passing mention.

Follow the link for the story.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Video Shows USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farm

The latest quote from the short guy is something about "killing cracker babies" but of course this is acceptable to the NAACP.  What isn't acceptable is anyone associated with the Tea Party because they oppose President Obama on his policies rather than his race.
Contrary to what Eric Holder's "Just Us" Department things, racism is not something that only white people do.  And despite have elected Barack Obama to the Presidency, we will never be able to truly enter a post racial America until it is acknowledged that all racism is hideous regardless of the perpetrator.  As Dr. King said, we should judge people by their character rather than the color of their skin; but that is not the case at either the DOJ or the USDA.

At least the racist in the linked story was fired from her job.  How long until all racists are forced out of government?

Follow the link for the story.

Parents' Fury as 'Healthy' Classmates (aged 5 and 6) are Branded Overweight by NHS Health Police

This is something you should read if only because this is the pattern that the United States will follow in 2014 when the BMI (Body Mass Indicator) for each of us will be uploaded to Federal Government computers to be used initially as a way to identify those who are obese and, a short while later, as a measure of cost effectiveness for determining what medical care we will receive.  It's important that you go to the linked article and see the pictures of the two children who were branded as "overweight" using the government BMI.

Now, I will admit to some corpulence on my part.  I was very active when I was young and lifted weights and as I grew older I ate the same but became more sedentary.  That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.  However my 4 year old daughter is anything but obese, but using the government's BMI there is no doubt that she will show up as "overweight" because at age 4 she is as tall as most 7 year olds and wears size 7 Levis.  We talked about her size at the last yearly check-up and her doctor looked at her and said, "There is nothing wrong with her weight.  It's perfectly proportional with her height and not a concern."  The doctor's opinion, of course, did not take the government's figures into consideration and, as in the British system, a bureaucrat shall be interposed between the patient and doctor.  That will lead to the exact same bureaucratic idiocy that our British cousins now face.  The linked article clearly shows the folly of putting unnamed government bureaucrats in between a patient and his or her doctor.  England has done it and clearly it doesn't work.  So why is Obama so absolutely in favor of instituting government control of health care?  Very simple:  It's a great way to control people.

In November, when you go to the polls, remember the lies told by the Neo-Lib Democrats when they forced Obamacare down our throats.  Then vote them out of office.

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

NYT: Obama Wrong About People Being Able To Keep Existing Health Coverage |

NYT: Obama Wrong About People Being Able To Keep Existing Health Coverage |

Its a quiet Sunday. I'm relaxed and enjoying my day. Then I open NewsBusters and can't believe my eyes: Even the New York Slime is exposing Obama's lies on Obamacare! I feel slightly like I imagine Alice did when speaking to Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee. The NYT admitting Obama lied? How can that be? The "Paper of Record" is supposed to be infallible, I know, but could it be that someone over there actually had a lucid, non-drug induced thought last night before the paper went to press?

At any rate, and without the usual "I told you so," I have to say I told you so. Obama, Reid and Pelosi lied to the American people about Obamacare. It won't lower our costs. It will lead to health care rationing. It will lead to panels–you can call them "NICE" or "Death," I don't care–that will make decisions as to whether you will get the treatment you need or whether the treatment you need is just not cost effective which, at that point means it sucks to be you.

Our only hope is to get to the polls this November and send a rousing message to those who voted for Obamacare. A message that simply says, "You're fired!" in a manner that would make Donald Trump blush. Then the new, Conservative-led Congress can de-fund Obamacare and start the ball rolling to repeal and replace it with a true fix for our nation. We'll start with tort reform and go on from there. (You'll note that the Neo-Lib Democrats shied away from tort reform because the trial lawyers are just too good at donating to their campaigns.)

Oh, and in case you haven't heard, starting in 2014 you will be measured for body fat and that measurement, which might, repeat might, be an indicator of obesity, will be recorded in your electronic medical file and available to the government for review. Want to bet that the panel will get to see that figure when it makes a life or death decision about you? Remember, in 2014 you begin to lose your medical privacy. Guaranteed.

The ruling political class isn't worried, of course, because for the ruling political class the fix is already in when their needs go before the panel. They'll get what they want and need. As for the rest of us...well, it sucks to be us if this goes into full operation.

Follow the link for more on how you'll lose your existing health coverage under Obamacare.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Thought on the "Ground Zero" Mosque

Building a mosque at Ground Zero is the Islamic equivalent to raising the flag on Mount Suribachi.

Think about it.

Mayor Bloomberg has a very short only goes back to the last election.

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Ku Klux Klan, Terrorist Wing of the Democratic Party

Woodrow Wilson.  Promoter of the KKK in the early 20th Century and quite possibly the most racist man ever to be elected President.  He was a Democrat.
The Ku Klux Klan, Terrorist Wing of the Democratic Party

This article is recommended reading and is definitely speaking truth to power. For too long Democrats have successfully hidden their racist past and used "Racist!" as a way to walk away from almost any argument with their head held high as if they won the argument. In truth, it is the Democrats who have instituted racist programs designed to destroy the minority community by taking away self-respect and indoctrinating them with the idea that they are entitled to everything without earning anything. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is clearly the product of a liberal-left education that glossed over the overt racism that lies at the roots of the Democrat Party and for her to accuse the Tea Party of being in partnership with the Ku Klux Klan reveals a total ignorance of both the Tea Party and the origins and history of the Ku Klux Klan. Someone needs to give Sheila Jackson Lee a real history book because her teachers clearly failed her miserably.

Follow the link for my recommended read of the day.
The KKK was re-born after Wilson screened Griffith's "Birth of a Nation" at the White House.  It was revitalized by Democrats and given new life in the early 1900's.  This is what Wilson had to say about the KKK after the film's screening.

Scott Brown Rips Kathy Griffin for Smearing His Daughters as 'Prostitutes' |

Always set a good example for your children.
Scott Brown Rips Kathy Griffin for Smearing His Daughters as 'Prostitutes' |

I must agree with Scott Brown that families should be off limits; but he should know that no matter how many times he crosses the aisle to support questionable Neo-Lib Democrat legislation, i.e., the Financial Reform Bill, his Republican label still makes him and his family fair game to the self-certified, unfunny comedians of the Neo-Lib left. They do not respect anyone who is right of center on any issue and feel it is their duty to attack them with the same zeal as a 7-year old boy with a magnifying glass, an ant hill and bright sunlight on a summer's day. Scott Brown should realize that their thought process is even less mature than that 7-year old.

You would think that Scott Brown would know better but clearly he doesn't. His support of the Obama Regime on financial reform is not unnoticed by Conservatives and although he campaigned and won on the idea that he would go to Washington and oppose the socialist policies that voters don't like, it is becoming clear that he is a RINO. Unfortunately for him and his family, RINOs get no respect from either side of the political spectrum.

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Elena Kagan: Prevaricating Princess of Partial Birth

The linked article from the American Spectator leads you to another link and finally to an excellent investigation into the statements of Elena Kagan during her confirmation hearings.  There is only on conclusion that can be drawn:  Like Bill Clinton, she is not to be believed under oath.

Can we afford to have a Supreme Court Justice with so little ethics?  It is clear that Obama picked her more for her ideology than for her legal qualifications.  We must urge our Senators to vote no on her confirmation.

Follow the link for more.

Why November is Important

The doctor will see you now.
Obama can recess appoint Berwick, but a GOP-led Congress doesn't have to fund his position | Washington Examiner

We know that Donald Berwick admires the British National Health Care System, especially its not so nice NICE, to the point of giddy, teenage infatuation. We know that Donald Berwick believes that for any national health care system to be effective it must be accompanied by a redistribution of wealth.

But we don't have to provide him an office or a salary despite his recess appointment. We don't have to give him money for a staff to implement Obamacare despite its partisan passage through Congress.

That's why November is so very, very important. We cannot let the Democrats continue majority rule in the House and Senate. We must, and will, get out the vote.

Follow the link for an excellent editorial from the Washington Examiner.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

CAIR Backs NAACP Resolution on Tea Party Racism

CAIR Backs NAACP Resolution on Tea Party Racism

Strange bedfellows...or are they? One is over 100 years old with an illustrious history now tarnished by its desire to remain relevant by adopting a highly partisan, highly political resolution based solely on partisan, political hearsay. The other is comparatively young but has made its mark solely by adopting highly partisan, highly political resolutions. Neither has the best interests of the nation in mind; but only want to advance their own political future which they believe is tied to the current Neo-Lib Democrat, Washington Regime. Neither is telling the truth in this matter.

So I ask you, strange bedfellows?

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Liberal Racism

"I'll have those n*****s voting Democratic for the next 200 years."
-- Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One according to Ronald Kessler's Book, "Inside The White House"
Liberal Racism

I have blogged several times about the racism of the Neo-Lib Democrats. They are striving to create a permanent underclass inculcated with a belief in their entitlements and that those entitlements can only come from a government run by Democrats; and this is clear to anyone who takes the time to look at what they have done since the New Deal which was, in reality, the Old Steal.  And there is plenty of evidence that Democrat support of the Civil Rights Act, which was finally passed despite opposition from Robert Byrd and then Democrat Strom Thurmond, was gained only when they realized that they could use the politics of racism to further their political goals.

Robin of Berkeley has once again written an excellent piece. I recommend it.

Follow the link for a very good read.

Will Senate Democrats Stifle Free Speech?

Will Senate Democrats Stifle Free Speech?

The Neo-Lib Democrats know that DISCLOSE won't pass Constitutional muster but they don't care. They only want it in place for November and, given that the Supreme Court is on recess until the first Monday in October, the damage will be done even if the Supreme Court were to make a ruling on the very first day of its return. This is pure censorship and it's being done by Pelosi and Reid with the backing of the White House.

Contact your Senators today and tell them that they must vote "NO" on DISCLOSE. It is a direct assault on the 1st Amendment.

Follow the link for the story.

The Mosques of War

The Mosques of War

This piece could also be titled, "The Real Reason Behind the Move to Build a Mosque at Ground Zero."

Follow the link for the story.

The write your Representative and Senator and object to this atrocity.

Stupid Statements of the Day: Justice-Sanctuary cities are no Arizona

Only Eric Holder's Department of Justice could come up with a statement as exquisitely stupid as this one.  That Holder is the worst Attorney General in history is no longer in doubt.  This November, despite the Justice Department's support for voter intimidation by the New Black Panthers, we have the opportunity to vote the Democrats out of office and regain control of the House and Senate.  Once that is done, Holder can be forced to do his job or be impeached.

Follow the link to see just how asinine the logic is in this Regime and in the Justice Department.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

George Steinbrenner - 80

It's a sad All-Star day in baseball. George Steinbrenner, 80, died of a massive heart attack at his Florida home last night. He bought the Yankees in 1973 for a reported $8.6 million. In 2009 the Yankees were worth, according to Forbes Magazine, $1.5 billion. He leaves as a legacy the most profitable sports franchise in the greatest game on earth in history. He was both loved and hated by fans but, in the end, was more loved than hated because he produced winning teams in the toughest baseball town anywhere.

Steinbrenner once said that "Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next." With 11 American League Pennants and 7 World Series Championships to his credit, no one can doubt that he went out a winner. May he rest in peace.

Follow the link for more from Fox News.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ciro Rodriguez - A Perfect Example of the Arrogance of Political Power

The arrogance of Neo-Lib Democrats is exacerbated by the realization that We the People are not buying their lies.

Watch the video at and see how easy it is to push them over the edge when their mendacity is pointed out. It is clear that they expect We the People to accept everything they say as gospel. If we don't, then they're "...not going to take that s***!" Liars do tend to get upset when their lies aren't accepted while those telling the truth have no reason to react for the truth speaks for itself.

You be the judge.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Cleric Anwar al-Awlaki puts 'Everybody Draw Mohammed' cartoonist Molly Norris on execution hitlist

"You better fear me or I'll fatwa your butt!"

Anwar al-Awlaki is, for the time being, a name to remember. Like the other psychotic despots who lie in the dustbin of history, he presumes to impact the world with his edicts, or in his parlance fatwas, made on behalf of peaceful Muslims everywhere. In reality he is demented in that he actually believes that his advocacy of murder is making him points in Heaven. Nothing could be further from the truth.

His visage is, of course, on a "Wanted: Dead or Alive" poster issued by the Obama Regime so in some ways his pique over pictures of Mohammed is understandable. He wants to get even. However, given that even within Islam there are two differing views on pictures of Mohammed–one group hates any image and the other reveres pictures of the warlord and I forget which is which because it doesn't matter–his faux-anger is totally misplaced. Instead of putting on fatigues and heading for Afghanistan, al-Awlaki targets a female artist for “offending” Islam.

It is like al-Awlaki and his ilk to pick on someone like Molly Norris. People like him are always careful in their choice of targets for religious revenge so his picking of Ms. Norris for the latest in a long line of fatwas singling out non-believers is no surprise. She is a woman and Muslims like al-Awlaki do like to visit violence on women. She is, I hear, from Seattle, a fairly liberal section of the United States more famous for it's coffee shop society and rain than for women who can and are willing to shoot back. (I'm sure there are a few up there but they are unlikely to be artists.) She is also an artist and that is a profession that does not necessarily pride itself on the adherence to, or development of, any specific kind of martial art. As a matter of fact, artists are generally perceived and intellectually brave but gentle people and that makes her a much easier target for the Islamo-fascist terrorist who decides to try and carry out the fatwa. After all, if she were dangerous and/or had a coterie of government supplied bodyguards then there wouldn't be anyone willing to carry out the fatwa. Islamo-fascist terrorist assassins usually don't want to take a lot of chances unless, of course, they are the brain-washed ones who drive bomb-laden vehicles in hopes of finally getting laid even if it is after death. (Someone needs to tell those guys that some personal hygiene, toothpaste and cologne might increase their odds with human females on any given Saturday night.)

The cowardice of men like al-Awlaki is less physical than it is intellectual. They are certainly willing to die so long as they can take some innocent civilians with them as they go to meet their 72 virgins. Intellectually, however, they purposely live in a world devoid of freedom, preferring instead one ruled by canons that they alone interpret to suit their own prejudices. They prefer a society that is ordered in such a manner as to ensure their own supremacy above a ready-made underclass made up not only of non-believers but also of those who, even though they profess the same faith, are less than equal. (Women fit very nicely into this latter class, thank you. The Islamic religion is the true haven of feminism’s male-chauvinist-pigs, except that pigs are considered unclean so I suppose in this case they would have to be male-chauvinist-billy-goats.) This is the world of al-Awlaki: an ordered society that is ruled on what he believes are laws, the sharia, given by Allah which he and his brethren Imams alone may interpret; and which governs all aspects of the daily lives of its followers. It is, in other words, a fascist theocracy and the one thing that such a theocracy cannot tolerate is dissent of any kind. In this, the Islamic fascist theocracy is much like the Mafia: You may get in but you may never leave; and violations of the rules are dealt with using draconian punishments meant not to correct but to instill fear. Fear is the currency that keeps people like al-Awlaki in power. It is what they need to maintain control. Fear is what their twisted intellect understands and that is why they issue fatwas: They want, no they need, to instill fear in both believers and the kaffir. Without fear they will lose control and are exposed for the pitiful excuses for human beings that they are.

The edict by President Obama–one of the things he has done of which I heartily approve–ensures that Anwar al-Awlaki’s days on this earth are numbered. There is certainly a missile-carrying UAV just waiting for him to make the inevitable mistake that reveals his location and then he will be sent to some nether region where there will not only be no virgins but no salvation either. He is an evil man that will die and his memory will then be consigned to history’s dustbin along with the other evil men who came before him.

Follow the link for more.


***SPAIN WINS!*** Paolo the Octopus goes 8 for 8 in World Cup Predictions!

Paolo hard at work first picking Germany for 3rd then España for the World Cup over the Netherlands.
Paolo the Octopus, the Oracle from Oberhausen, did the impossible going 8 for 8 in World Cup predictions when Germany won over Uruguay for 3rd place and España beat the Netherlands 1-0 in overtime.

The tensions were high when Mani, the psychic parakeet from Singapore, picked the Netherlands for today's match setting-up a confrontation between the two greatest sports seers of the last 15 to 20 minutes.  In the end when España scored it's goal in overtime, Mani went down in flames.  There has been no word on Mani's fate since the match ended, as several Chinese gamblers had made significant wagers on the Netherlands as a result of his prediction.  (It should be noted that parakeets can be roasted on a stick in the Far East.)

PETA is still demanding Paolo's release from captivity.  His German keepers are waiting hopefully with camera's ready just in case PETA pretties show up naked to protest.  They should take comfort in the fact that based on his predictions Paolo is safe from being the guest of honor at the local Oberhausen Benihana Restaurant next Friday night.

In other news, David Axelrod's appearance on Fox News today belied rumors that he was going to Oberhausen to consult with Paolo on November's elections.

"Are you sure the squid has never registered as a Republican?"

George Will: Obama Is An Expert At Selling Snake Oil |

"I rule!"
George Will: Obama Is An Expert At Selling Snake Oil |

In my post last Thursday (Obama plays blame game on stump) I described Obama as the "ultimate snake oil salesman" and today on ABC's This Week during the Round Table segment George Will used the same terminology in reference to the President. Being on the same wavelength with Mr. Will is humbling...but not so much that I won't point out my Thursday posting.

I will admit, though, that Obama being a snake oil salesman is not a unique thought. The latest polls show that 50% of the American people are totally unsatisfied with Obama's performance as President which goes to show that President Lincoln was right when he said, "You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time but you can't fool all the people all the time." Not all, but a majority, of the people were fooled in November 2008 when they voted for a man with no executive experience, no history and no qualifications other than he could, given a good speech writer and modern electronics, speak eloquently. Buyer's remorse started building soon after January 20, 2009, and continues to this day with independent voters deserting him in droves and today only those who desire to be fooled by Obama are fooled and the rest of his Neo-Lib supporters are those who agree with his statist agenda and the socialist entitlement society that he espouses. 

The evidence of what he is was clear even before the 2008 election yet was purposely ignored by a Main Stream Media, which should more accurately be called the Left Stream Media as a result of its non-performance. Their drive and commitment to ensure the Obama's election was clear and sickening and I watched it then with disbelief. Today, whenever I watch the Left Stream Media I do so knowing that to believe what they report requires a suspension of disbelief. I don't need to hypothesize as to why the major media networks are doing their best to destroy the very country that allows them to operate with freedom because anyone who hasn't suspended their disbelief, and that is a majority of Americans if you look at the ratings, has already reached the same conclusion that I have. The Main/Left Stream Media is controlled and operated by Neo-Lib, left-wing ideologues who desire a socialist state rather than a nation that holds individual freedom as the true goal of the Constitution. Americans are starting to vote with their pocketbooks and ultra-leftwing newspapers such as the New York Times and the Washington Post are feeling the pinch as is the most liberal of the networks, MSNBC. MSNBC's viewer base has been steadily shrinking and what is left is generally a coterie of mindless hardcore liberals with a few conservatives scattered in there as we watch it destroy itself with asinine political prognostications and inane commentary from the far-left, liberal fringe of idiots. The other major networks are not far behind, of course, but have some interesting entertainment programming which makes their news programs less important to their survival. And for them that is a good thing for their networks news teams and anchors are so ideologically driven and intellectually dishonest that they make Geraldo Rivera's "Al Capone's Safe Caper" look like a great news story.

Fortunately, is active in documenting the misrepresentations and outright lies of the Left Stream Media. I recommend you follow their site as it strips away the hyperbole and shines bright sunshine on their mendacity.

Follow the link for the story.

Friday, July 9, 2010

***Paolo the Octopus Picks España!***

Paolo the Octopus has made his choice for Sunday's final between the Netherlands and Spain and the winner is:  España!

We anxiously await Sunday's results as a win by Spain might spare Paolo from being the temporary star at the local Benihana in Germany.

Follow the link for the story.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Obama plays blame game on stump

"It cannot be my fault for I am perfect.  It's the Republicans!  Or maybe George Bush's!  But it's definitely not my fault."
Let me get this straight. The ultimate snake oil salesman who has had a complete majority in the House and Senate for the last two years is blaming the minority Republicans for being his being unable to enact his agenda.


Maybe the reason he's been unable to get things done is that the American people are opposed to his ideas. Just maybe.

Follow the link for the story.

Kagan: Unfit for the Supreme Court

An ideologically compatible couple.
Kagan: Unfit for the Supreme Court

I had serious doubts about Sonia Sotomayor–which were confirmed in the recent 2nd Amendment case–but she was seated on the Supreme Court by the Neo-Lib Democrats and some RINOs. My concerns about Elena Kagan are even greater. This is someone who should not be a Supreme Court Justice not because she has never been a judge but because her core beliefs which she as heretofore kept concealed in her testimony are a direct antithesis to a belief that the Constitution means what it says and not what a judge decides he or she wants it to say. She may be charming and but her political instincts are too finely honed for her to not make decisions based on her personal politics as opposed to the law and the Constitution. Never was this clearer than when she was at Harvard and kicked military recruiters off-campus in violation of the Solomon Amendment or in her use of lies to twist the abortion debate so that partial birth abortions would be allowed.

This is not a person who should be a Supreme Court Justice. The 41 Republicans should stand together and filibuster her nomination.

Follow the link for more.

Judges, Guns and Money: Part II

An excellent and recommended read.
Judges, Guns and Money: Part II

There is a reason that Neo-Lib Democrats disparage Justice Clarence Thomas: His indisputable intellect frightens them as it shatters their fondly held belief that all blacks must be loyal liberal Democrats in order to be considered intelligent. His opinions are extremely well-written and based in sound logic which maddens the Left and they do all they can to disparage him at every turn but cannot match him face-to-face.

Follow the link for an excellent read.

Caught on Tape: Racist NAACP Leader Says ‘Kenneth Gladney Not Black Enough,’ an ‘Uncle Tom’

This is adding insult to injury.  Why is it that Neo-Lib Democrats and their minions can say or do anything and get a total pass from not only the Left Stream Media but from the very organizations that were created to fight racism? The NAACP should have been backing Kenneth Gladney from the very beginning as the attack on him was extremely racial yet they have refused to get involved and now are calling him an "Uncle Tom." This is despicable and sickening but the answer to the question is clear: The battle against racism is no longer about equal rights as that has been achieved. It is now about money and the ability to get more money from the government for doing nothing. It is about people who no longer are concerned about equal rights but about political power and using it to line their own pockets with tax dollars.

I would be willing to bet that Dr. King and all those who fought for true equal rights have now turned over in their graves in shame and disgust. Imagine, aligning yourself with those who obstructed equal rights for almost a century after the Civil War just so you can be assured a payoff. Imagine allowing a white SEIU thug to beat and racially insult a black man because of the color of his skin and his political views just because SEIU supports the same politician that you support. That's what has happened.

Follow the link for the story.

Appeals Court Rejects U.S. Bid to Keep Drilling Moratorium

With only 33 of the over 3,000 oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico affected, the reasoning behind the moratorium is greatly flawed.  The Left Stream Media doesn't bother pointing this out as they are still suffering from electric sensations running up and down their legs when it comes to Obama.  It's clear that Obama wants to use the spill for political purposes and did not take steps to contain it until it was too late to protect the beaches and businesses of the Gulf.  This disaster is much worse than Katrina and there is no doubt that it's Obama's fault.

Follow the link for the story.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Rumors Abound that the NRA Might Support Harry Reid

There are rumors going around that the NRA plans to endorse Harry Reid in the Nevada race.  Clearly this is another case where the NRA is looking at the politics of the situation as opposed to the principles that are involved.  The political reason is clear:  Harry Reid has been a vocal proponent of the 2nd Amendment and should he not be elected he will likely be succeeded by Sen. Charles "Chuck You" Schumer, a very vocal opponent of the 2nd Amendment.  That is, if the Democrats can hold onto the majority in the Senate which, at the moment, is not guaranteed.

If they were to do that this would be the second time in this political season that the NRA placed politics over principle.  The first, of course, being accepting an exempt status in the DISCLOSE legislation that, having passed the House, is going before the Senate.  Many NRA members, me included, objected to that as we have always believed that the 1st Amendment was vitally important to protecting the 2nd Amendment and the DISCLOSE Act is definitely an assault on the 1st Amendment.  It's only purpose is to be in effect for the coming election so as to affect that election on behalf of Neo-Lib Democrats because it is sure to make its way to the Supreme Court where it will be thrown out before the 2012 election.  It is clear that the NRA accepted the exemption along with Neo-Lib friendly unions for political reasons rather than on principle.

Being wise to the political landscape is generally a good idea for any organization that lobbies and the NRA certainly does lobby.  But hedging bets in a struggle that, if lost, will definitely adversely affect the Constitutional rights of all Americans, is an egregious violation of principle.  And while the NRA may fair well as an organizational entity, Americans as a whole may not.

For my part, as a Life Member of the NRA, I sent the NRA the following message:

I am concerned about rumors flying around relative to the possibility that the NRA might endorse Sen. Harry Reid over Conservative nominee Sharron Angle in the Nevada Senate race.  I understand the political strategy that is being considered looks at who might be Harry Reid's successor should he not win if the Democrats retain control of the Senate and can agree that Chuck Schumer would be bad as he is not a 2nd Amendment supporter.  But we will always have to fight Schumer and his ilk over the 2nd Amendment and as long as we have Neo-Lib Democrats in office the fight will go on.

More important, however, is the overall composition of the Senate and the standing of the NRA as a proponent and protector of the 2nd Amendment and, indeed, the entire Constitution.  If we do not stand for the Constitution as a whole then we are sure to lose all our rights.  Harry Reid has shown himself to be a proponent of a socialist agenda that will eventually lead to an abrogation of the entire Bill of Rights or, even worse, a "redefining" of what is written in the Constitution.  He clearly showed that with his support of Justice Sotomayor who has already proven that she is firmly anti-2nd Amendment.  It’s no surprise, therefore, that he also supports Kagan who believes that the 2nd Amendment is outdated and wants to define it out of existence from the bench. 

That Reid says he supports the 2nd Amendment and the goals of the NRA is completely belied by his actions.  Better to have a vocal opponent who is battling us to our faces than one who puts his arm around us and hugs us while handing someone else the knife to stick in our backs.  

I urge the NRA not to endorse Harry Reid.  Endorse Sharron Angle.  She will stand up for us.  Besides, wouldn't it be a shame if the NRA's endorsement of Reid and his subsequent victory resulted in the Democrats retaining control of the Senate by a single member?

Stay principled.  Endorse the conservative candidate.


I'll post the reply if and when it comes.

Civil Rights Panel to Renew Subpoenas, Pursue Federal Probe in Black Panther Case

More on the Department of Justice's injustice in the New Black Panther case.  Eric Holder is an absolute disgrace and should go along with all the other political appointees that he brought with him.

Follow the link for more.

Oracle Paul 'Psychic' Octopus puts Spain, not Germany to WC final

"Just call me Paolo!"
I guarantee you that I am not watching the World Cup. I admit that I just can't get into soccer. I did, however, find the linked story amusing.

It seems there is this oracle octopus that was born in England, but now evidently lives in water-filled tank in Germany, who has now correctly predicted 6 World Cup matches by Germany in a row. The yesterday there was a news item (linked) that said that the octopus, named Paul, had picked Spain in today's World Cup match after having predicted Germany in the previous 5 matches. I just read a post by a friend on Facebook that Spain not only won but dominated Germany.

PETA has issued a demand that Paul be set free but my prediction for Paul is that there is a German-Japanese sushi bar with some soy sauce and grated daikon in his future.

Follow the link for the story.

Who Will Investigate the Investigators?

"You are about to be ruled by a black man, cracker!"
An excellent article from the Wall Street Journal that highlights the politicization of the Department of Justice and its descent from honor.  While Eric Holder is the one who is issuing the orders in the end it is Barack Obama who is responsible.  Instead of being the one to end racial animosity, Obama has purposely increased racial conflict and racism for purely political reasons.

Eric Holder's incompetence is well documented as is Obama's.  Both have egregiously violated their oaths of office.  This November we will have an opportunity change the leadership in Congress.  If we do so, Congress can then begin correcting the course of the Department of Justice through hearings, investigations and the budgetary process.  If we are lucky, the outcome will be either Holder's resignation or removal and a return to an equal enforcement of the law at the Department of Justice.

The linked article contains shocking testimony that reveals the total politicization of the Civil Rights section of the Department.  As you read it and the Justice Department's reply it is good to remember that unlike the blanket statement given by Holder's spokesperson, the testimony is under oath.

Follow the link for the story and the facts.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Congressional Failure: The only Neo-Lib achievement

Congress is a failure. Their one major duty is to pass the budget and they have not done that. As a matter of fact, under Speaker Nancy “The Nanny” Pelosi they have tried to conceal their failure by passing a faux budget that is merely a budget resolution rather than a true budget that extends for 5 years and has performance goals as well as a true picture of the deficit.

(For more on the budget resolution see:

Ah, yes! There is the rub! The Neo-Lib Democrats, led by Pelosi, don’t want to tell We the People the truth about the deficit and if they were to actually pass a budget it would have to reflect the true deficit. Without a deficit in black and white the Neo-Libs can campaign this fall clothed in gray making-up figures as they go along. It’s a brilliant idea if they can sneak it by the American people.

That is a big IF.

They are counting, of course, on the Left Stream Media not reporting the story because they are in the Neo-Lib kennel. Fortunately, Fox will report it as will the blogosphere and talk radio. So the word will get out. Then the Obama Regime will rely on their well-practiced Wall of Silence. The White House Press Corps will help by just not asking any embarrassing questions. Of course, Fox, talk radio and the blogosphere will ask questions but they will be ignored. The Regime will also ignore questions from We the People because in their eyes We the People are the underclass to their ruling political elite and are to be ignored.

Is it any wonder why Obama is working with his FCC czar, radical leftist Julius Genachowski to control the internet? If they can just do that it life will be just so much easier between now and November.

Write your Representative today and demand to know why they didn’t vote on an actual budget. The reply you get, if you get one, will be interesting. Send it along and I’ll post it.

I wrote Gerry “The Cannoli” Connolly (D-VA,11th) and have yet to hear back from him. I may not as he is already on notice from previous correspondence that I am working to replace him in November because of his support for Obamacare, Cap & Trade and the stimulus slush-fund packages that were passed. But his staffer may send out a canned reply. I’ll let you know what it says. Anyway, here is what I wrote:

Dear Rep. Connolly:

I see that the Democrats in Congress, led by your good friend Nancy Pelosi, are afraid to pass a budget. (A "resolution" is not a budget bill--or didn't you learn that in school?) In doing that you fail to carry out the one most important Constitutional duty assigned to the House of Representatives: That of drawing up and passing a budget. You are a disgrace! I am certainly looking forward to sending you a pink slip this coming November. Your absolute failure as a Congressman is clear. You failed to represent the people of the 11th District of Virginia. I will grant that you did a great job of helping Nancy Pelosi represent San Francisco, but that is not what you were elected to do.


I may have been a bit direct in my letter but Connolly has been an absolute failure as a Representative for the 11th District of Virginia. He deserves to know what his constituents think of his performance.

And he can’t say he wasn’t warned.

EDITORIAL: Media blackout for Black Panthers Explosive racist allegations ignored by poodles in the press

Note: Despite the reference to “poodles” in the Washington Times headline, AlGore is not mentioned in this editorial.

What is mentioned is the total lack of transparency and adherence to the law that was promised by Obama when he ran for President. I remember his speech when he used the phrase, “…words, just words…” and it is clear to me that in his case, they were words, just words. By allowing Eric Holder to act in such a capricious legal manner, Obama has failed to live up to the oath of office that he so famously took with his hand on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible on January 20, 2009. In other words, Obama lied.

And now the Department of Justice is politicizing the law and using it as a bludgeon against those who oppose Obama or threaten his power and a shield for those who break the law while supporting Obama.

Follow the link for an excellent editorial.

Bartle Bull reacts to former DOJ attorney on Black Panther case "Obama is a hustler"

My good friend, Gary at fousesquawk ( brought this to my attention as I was out and missed Megyn Kelly’s interview with Bartle Bull, a Civil Rights activist whose history in the civil rights movement goes back to the 1960s. He is one of the true patriots of the civil rights movement and put his life on the line then to ensure that all Americans could vote. I’ve no doubt that he would do the same today and for the petty thugs of the New Black Panther movement to think that they could intimidate him is laughable.

Eric Holder is the Attorney General who is responsible for this travesty. He is clearly a disgrace to the office of Attorney General and to the law. Barack Obama has obviously given the green light to Holder thus shares that disgrace. What we are seeing is a true picture of the Neo-Lib Democrats and their disdain for the law unless it can be used to bolster their political agenda. In other words, they have taken The Chicago Way national. The Left Stream Media, i.e., the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, have all abdicated their responsibility to report this outrage and ensure that the American public is fully informed. They thus share in the disgrace.

The question still stands unanswered. What did the President know and when did he know it? Until Eric Holder is fired or impeached–and I’m betting on the latter–we are unlikely to get an answer.

Isn’t it time you wrote your Representative and Senators and told them to ask the question?

Watch the video. And remember what this man has done in his life for the cause of justice and equal rights.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Obama Rated One of Best Presidents Ever - Better Than Reagan |

"I gots a Nobel Prize coz I ain't George W.!  And now they say I am better than Reagan.  That's gotta be smart...either that or they are really stupid."
Obama Rated One of Best Presidents Ever - Better Than Reagan |

This is hilarious.  Stupid but hilarious.

Two things:

1. I'd never heard of "Siena College" before this survey was announced; and,

2. Where were they able to find 238 "presidential scholars" who are so obviously divorced from reality?

My guess is that it would only be possible to find that many "presidential scholars" who would consistently rate FDR as #1 if your criteria included membership in the Democratic National Committee or another disreputable socialist organization. Certainly no objective scholar would rate the presidents in that manner and to rate Obama that high...well, I can only say they must have been high when they filled out the survey.

I am certainly glad I didn't go to Siena College. Clearly indoctrination, as opposed to education, is the priority there.

Follow the link for the biggest joke of the day.
"Siena College...where liberals are validated instead of educated."

EPA Takes 33% of US Refining Capacity Offline : New Patriot Journal

And they still are blaming Bush.

EPA Takes 33% of US Refining Capacity Offline : New Patriot Journal

The Obama Regime is using the EPA to declare war on American energy production. If Obama is able to make this stick then he will easily oversee his dream: The collapse of the American economy. This will allow him to make the fundamental change in America that he promised. He will change America from a Republic where the government governs with the consent of the people to a socialist state where the people live with the consent of the government.

I can hardly wait for November. And once we regain control of the Congress, defunding the EPA must be a priority if we are to put America's engine back on line. The EPA is the reason that the world's largest oil skimmer is not working on the Gulf right now. It is clear that the EPA's goals are not furthering the best interests of America. Its goals clearly are more in line with the environmental activists who envision a future where mankind travels via mind power and can float gently through the air going from place to place using only the sun's light for energy. In other words, the EPA's goals are fairy tale fiction used to cover-up a blatant power grab by the federal government. Their stated purpose is to make it too difficult and expensive for any company to refine oil or produce energy from coal. That is Obama's goal. We must vote in November to stop him.

Follow the link for the story.

The Declaration of Independence - 234 Years of American Liberty

These words are as applicable today as they were in 1776.  That we enjoy the fruits of the endeavors of the men who signed this document is without question.  That those fruits are ever in danger of spoilage because of the folly of politicians who think they know better is undeniable.  This July 4th it behooves all American citizens to take a moment to reflect on the nation our Forefathers bequeathed to us and decide if that is the same nation we are preparing to bequeath to our children and grandchildren.  Will we give them the freedom to live and enjoy their God-given rights and talents?  Or will we give them the lifeless, smothered state of economic slavery where all things go to and come from a government that seeks to eliminate the rights given by God and replace them with the that which the government believes is proper?  Freedom is a precious and yet fragile state of being that is preserved only by dedicating ourselves to its perpetuation.  This November, turn out and vote for Freedom.


The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.