Continuing his ‘Long March‘ toward all-out socialism, Comrade Barack Obama directs the FCC to nationalize internet services. Up to this point in time, his leftist supporters, like the ACLU, have been cheering the Tyrant-in-Chief onward. But, the left may be awakening to truth.
Leftist Electronic Frontier Foundation awakens to the perils of collectivism.
I know first hand the consequences of government censorship where it’s a way of life in Cuba. You would not like it. Not one bit.
The very best services, from medicine to technology, from radio broadcasting to your favorite stores, are the product of free market competition. Up to this point, there are no true monopolies on internet services by ISPs. However, you who cling to the fairy tale of the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) will be delighted in the ObamaNet.
I used the official Apple contact website to send the following message.
Apple CEO Tim Cook fired his Alabama lobbyist Jay Love the same day a blog critical of Jay’s opposition to ‘gay marriage’ was posted.
I own a number of Apple iPhones and iPads heavily used in my company. My granddaughter has a Mac notebook computer and has had a cell phone from age 7 years.
Speaking on behalf my employees and my extensive family, we are pro-life, Christian and Republican. To us, all life is valuable, including the life of Apple CEO Tim Cook. Among our pro-life beliefs is the cherished God-ordained institution of holy marriage which has been the “gold standard” of family life for over 5,761 years recorded history.
It appears your CEO positions himself as an opponent of pro-life people like us. Please plainly state your official position, with respect to traditional marriage.
“…the fact remains the U.S. government has grown to gargantuan proportions and so have the number of laws on the books and abuses against citizens. A recent article reported, “The Congressional Research Service cannot even count the current number of federal crimes. These laws are scattered in over 50 titles of the United States Code, encompassing roughly 27,000 pages.” Moreover, there might be an excess of over 10,000 additional administrative laws and regulations on the books. James Madison, the master builder of the U. S. Constitution noted in Federalist Paper #62, “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.” – By Miguel A. Faria Jr., M.D. February 17, 2015 12:20 pm
As someone wisely warned, all tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
I urge you to read and study the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers and statements of our founding fathers.
“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…” – Declaration of Independence
Our rights come from God, not government. The chief duty of government is to protect and preserve the rights of its citizens. Is this happening today in America?
How can I justify the title? President Barack Obama declares “climate change” is a greater threat to America than Muslim terrorists. Therefore, his EPA, DOE and other alphabet soup agencies have united to go against us, the citizens of this country. We, they believe and so act, are the enemy, not Islamic terrorists. Reference: Obama’s National Security Strategy Lists Climate Change Among ‘Top Strategic Risks’ To U.S.Your duty is to become educated, well informed on our history, our form of government and current events.
ISIS burns 45 innocent civilians to death. ISIS beheads 21 Egyptian Christians. ISIS forces Christian women into sexual slavery. Americans ask why so-called moderate Muslims don’t sound off against the barbarity. I ask why Democrats don’t cry out.
You local Rockwall County Democrats who read my postings. I know many of you, but you remain silent. Is your silence tacit consent, tacit agreement? Do you delight in the murder of Christians and Jews? Are you pleased with your party leader’s leadership? Sadly, it appears you do.
A Democrat Senate minority refuses to follow tried and true Congressional protocols to amend and debate the DHS budget. Instead, Sen. Dick Durbin proposes scrapping House bills to craft a spending bill in the Senate, despite the fact doing so is #UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Where is the local Rockwall County Democrat leadership? By your silence, you give consent, you are in agreement with the untenable destruction of America.
President Barack Obama pledged to fundamentally change America. He’s doing it.
– He’s flooding the country with illegal aliens toward his goal of diluting the conservative vote.
– By design or simply due to incompetence, Obama sets the stage for global economic collapse, thereby aiding and abetting ISIS in its hast to an apocalyptic finale to this world.
– Barack Obama openly defies the Constitution, ignores the Rule of Law, refuses to defend either Israel or Middle East Christians, while feebly saying all ISIS really wants is “jobs”. Well, Mr. President, they have jobs. To the tune of $3,000,000 a day from sales of black market oil, they are hiring. They are hiring unemployed Europeans, Middle Easterners, and unemployed
Americans to serve as soldiers who rape, rob, brutalize, murder, incinerate and enslave Christians and moderate Muslims.
If incompetence, Congress, including DEMOCRATS, is obligated to replace this sitting president.
If treason, Congress, including DEMOCRATS, is obligated to replace this sitting president.
Well, which is it? Man’s stewardship of the environment or collectivism in disguise? Can’t we have some plain talk? What is ‘it’? ‘It’ was once called “global cooling”, followed by “global warming” and now widely known as “climate change”. Well, which is it? Do you truly want to know?
Obviously, you can’t have it both ways, that is you can’t have it as “global cooling” and “global warming”. “Climate change” is such a neutral term. It’s like my favorite word: “interesting”. When angry or ignorant people approach me intending to engage me in a fruitless debate, I simply reply to their claims as “interesting”. What does “interesting” mean? Absolutely nothing. Nothing at all. What does “climate change” mean? Absolutely nothing. Nothing at all.
In the name of all three claims by so called environmentalists, global cooling, global warming & climate change, we see the disintegration of heavy industries, smaller automobiles, higher fuel prices, declining electrical power reliability and so on.
Finally. Finally the number one environmentalist comes forward to disclose the truth behind their movement: the destruction of capitalism.
At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.
“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution,” she said.
Referring to a new international treaty environmentalists hope will be adopted at the Paris climate change conference later this year, she added: “This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history.”
The only economic model in the last 150 years that has ever worked at all is capitalism. The evidence is prima facie: From a feudal order that lasted a thousand years, produced zero growth and kept workdays long and lifespans short, the countries that have embraced free-market capitalism have enjoyed a system in which output has increased 70-fold, work days have been halved and lifespans doubled.”
What is capitalism?
Wordreference.com: “an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production and distribution are privately or corporately owned“
Merriam-Webster.com: “a way of organizing an economy so that the things that are used to make and transport products (such as land, oil, factories, ships, etc.) are owned by individual people and companies rather than by the government“
My definition: “capitalism is a system for the exchange of goods and services among a free people“
In all three of the above definitions, do you see the word “system”? Let’s compare socialism with capitalism: the latter is a ‘system'; the former a ‘theory’. Why is socialism a theory? It’s never been proven to work. But, free market forces have been the staple economic system since the founding of our wonderful country and we call those free market forces ‘capitalism’.
What’s your plan? Are you going to sit out the fight and assure enslavement of your children and grandchildren? Not I, my friends.
Collectivism is another word for fascism. Am I getting through to you? Quite simply, the difference between capitalism and collectivism is ownership of property. Living in a capitalist society, we the people own property as opposed to collectivism where the government owns all the property. Fascists manage a collectivist society. Ruling elite own it all – lock, stock and barrel. How well does collectivism work? Look no farther than 90 miles off the shores of Florida. Cuba has been a fascist, socialist, collectivist ‘laboratory’ since 1959. 55 years of misery. 55 years of poverty. 55 years of slavery.
Can’t happen here, you say. Yes it can, my friends. In fact, it’s happening right before your eyes.
The Affordable Care Act aka ObamaCare
Nationalization of the Internet
Destruction of our free-market economy
Ever enlarging federal government
Destruction of the family
What’s the cure? At this point in time, only the Living God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob can save us. Talk all we wish. Elect all the Republicans and Libertarians as we will, they can’t stop this slow march toward national dissolution.
Here and there pockets of spiritual revival, spiritual awakenings, are appearing. Are they enough? No. Only national repentance, believing in and confessing the Lord Jesus Christ can save us. Question is will we repent or continue down this path of self-destruction?
“On this day [February 13] in 1869, sixty-one men, women, and children died when the side-wheel steamboat Mittie Stephens caught fire on Caddo Lake during a run from New Orleans to Jefferson, Texas. The boat had been plying the New Orleans-Red River route since 1866. At that time Jefferson was the head of navigation via Caddo Lake due to the great log raft that obstructed traffic on the Red River. The Mittie Stephens had left New Orleans on February 5 with 107 passengers and crew and a cargo that included 274 bales of hay. On the night of the twelfth, a breeze blew a spark to the hay from the torch baskets that lighted the bows of the boat, and the resulting fire could not be contained. The boat headed for the shore, 300 yards away, but grounded in three feet of water near Swanson’s Landing. The pilot and the engineer kept the wheels running in an attempt to force the boat to shore; the action of the wheels pulled the people struggling in the water into them and killed most of them. The Mittie Stephens burned to the water line, and parts of the wreck could be seen above the water until the early twentieth century. Jefferson remained the principal riverport of Texas until the logjam was removed in 1874.” TSHA online
Caddo Lake is the ONLY natural lake in Texas. All other Texas lakes you know are man made reservoirs. This one natural lake isn’t very old. Nothing ancient at all.
The name comes from Caddo Indians who lived in the area until their expulsion. Best information tells us Caddo Lake was formed by a 100-mile log jam on the Red River, a consequence of the 1812 New Madrid Earthquake in Missouri.
Three Texas ports, Jefferson, Port Caddo and Swanson’s Landing enjoyed brisk maritime business exporting cotton and receiving passengers who traveled between Jefferson and New Orleans. Flat bottom steam-powered riverboats were prone to fires, steam explosions and sinking. “Snag” boats regularly patrolled the waterway to clear it of log “snags”, submerged logs that could puncture the thin wooden bottoms of riverboats.
When thinking of offshore oil rigs, one thinks of the Gulf of Mexico, but the FIRST offshore oil rig wasn’t out in the Gulf, it was set up on Caddo Lake under which were vast oil reserves. In 1911 the Gulf Refining Company (later known as Gulf Oil, and now as Chevron) set up Ferry Lake No. 1 offshore rig that drilled to a depth of 2,185 feet. This well produced 450 barrels of oil per day for quite some time.
Honorable John Ratcliffe
6531 Horizon Road
Rockwall, Texas 75032
Subject: Cut Federal Spending Now
Herewith are my suggestions toward reducing out-of-control federal spending.
Bureau of Land Management
During the Obama-initiated budget sequestration, due to his personal failure to work with Congress and follow the law, a flood of information came to the light on the scope of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) control over vast sections of our country.
The BLM controls approximately 85% of the state of Nevada and approximately 50% of all western lands. Those federally-controlled lands effectively serve as unincorporated states, thereby depriving citizens of those states of reasonable use of those lands. I cite rancher Cliven Bundy’s successful stand off against BLM employees who attempted to alter historical use of grazing lands by this rancher. Potentially lethal tensions remain. Will the BLM return with more heavily armed forces?
I suggest we turn over all federal lands under BLM control to the states in which those lands lie.
This president instructed his subordinates to make the sequester painful to citizens. This is perhaps the only thing with which he has achieved success. You will remember the shameful things done to our citizen visitors to Washington sites, but let’s look at just one: the Grand Canyon.
Visitors from around the world make Arizona a destination of a lifetime to view the grandeur of the largest, most extraordinary canyon on the face of the earth. Literature distributed on at visitor centers can be found in many languages.
When Obama announced closure of this national park, the state of Arizona immediately offered to pay for its continued operation. Why? This park is a major source of revenue to the people of that state and Arizona alone can afford to operate the park. Amazing. Won’t you agree?
I suggest we turn over control of all national parks to the respective states in which national parks lie.
Those sites within the Washington, D.C.-Virginia area can be easily contracted out to commercial enterprises that would pay taxes, instead of drawing salaries from the federal treasury.
Like the BLM and NPS, this agency has also become a political tool of this sitting president. As you no doubt know, the EPA has become a government-unto-itself pumping out tens of thousands of regulations for which scope of power no citizen can begin to comprehend, much less avoid violations of those regulations.
There isn’t one state among the 50 that doesn’t have a comparable agency working within those respective jurisdictions to protect sensitive environmental resources.
News stories from time to time reveal waste, fraud and abuse by federal employees and some contractors. You will probably recall revelations of federal employees with nothing to do but view pornographic websites while “on the clock”. Because they have nothing to do, I suggest cutting funding. I know, I know Congress can pass legislation to make such activity unlawful. Just eliminating the worthless jobs would take care of the problem automatically with no Congressional oversight, no weary inspector generals wasting time before Congressional committees.
Thank you for your attention to these suggestions.