Wish I'd said that!

In recent decades, the ACLU has used its so-called "wall" to fight tooth and nail to prevent government sponsorship of the Pledge of Allegiance, memorial crosses, Ten Commandments displays, nativity scenes, Bible displays, and virtually every other acknowdgement of America's religious heritage.

At the same time, it is worthwhile to note that there have been some instances in which the ACLU has endorsed public displays of religion. For example, When New York City Mayor Rudi Giuliani threatened to cut taxpayer funding from the Brooklyn Museum of Art for displaying a painting of the Virgin Mary with cow dung and pictures of female sexual organs pasted all over her body, the ACLU was first in line to defend the display. U.S. District Court Judge Nina Gershon ruled that New York City's elected officials were not allowed to place conditions on the museum's funding.

In another instance, the ACLU offered its support to the taxpayer-funded National Endowment for the Arts, after the agency sponsored an art show featuring "Piss Christ" - an exhibit consisting of a crucifix submerged in a jar of urine.

In the ACLU's myopic world, it appears that the only permissible publicly-funded displays of religion are those which blatantly mock or disparage the Christian faith.

-- Indefensible: 10 Ways the ACLU is Destroying America, Sam Kastensmidt, 2006

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Doin' a job on US!

Even as the Obama malAdministration tries to silence conservatives who have been warning us and citizens who are fed up with the wholesale treasonous takeover of our government, many in the middle of the political spectrum, and a handful on the Left are finally waking up and speaking up. One of the more prominent tactics being used now is the push for so-called "net neutrality". The only thing they want to neutralize is an opposing viewpoint.

Everything this quasi-communist (and I'm giving them the benefit of doubt) cadre touches - whether in government, the economy, or the culture - begins to show growing stress fractures as the facts become known. For instance, the stimulus bill was supposed to give the economy a shot in the arm, but the shot was more arsenic than antidote as we learn the White House overstated the number of jobs created. Even stalwart Obama defenders such as CBS News are finding their claims hard to swallow.

(Certain) Visitors welcome. The White House has announced a new 'transparency' policy of disclosing visitors to the Oval Office. Along with a smattering of 'normal' people, the published list (so far) is a veritable "Who's Who" of leftist radicals and ideologues. Of course, as might be expected, the list includes a high percentage of like-minded industrialists and Hollywood names who have given their money and lent their reputations to advancing the leftist agenda.

I really can't understand why some of the richest people in America, who made their fortune by way of capitalism, would be so ready to destroy that institution. I can only think of a couple of reasons: they're stupid (which doesn't make sense unless they're savants only in raking in piles of money and total idiots in every other area of life -- although that is a possibility), or they think somehow they'll ingratiate themselves into the new regime (ask the Hitler-era German industrialists how that scheme worked out). Whatever their reasoning, they obviously expect to be in the upper tier of the socialist regime, while relegating everyone else to economic poverty, moral hopelessness and political slavery. No communist tyrant (or their sycophants) has ever chosen to live in the same squalor they wanted to force upon their subjects. And I don't believe any communist regime can sustain itself very long without capitalism, which makes it's attempts to ruin capitalism a suicidal form of governing.

Communism - the great leveler (supposedly) and eventual goal of socialism - kills creativity and destroys incentive, and the infrastructure always degrades because no one gives a damn. It has always depended heavily on what it can beg, borrow (without paying back) or steal from the actual productive western nations. Ever since World War 2, Russia has received massive foreign money and other aid, primarily from the US. We sent them food (SPAM was always a big seller in the USSR) when Stalin was murdering his own farmers, and sent over entire factories to help the Soviets with their war production. China would not be the powerhouse it is today if not for Nixon opening the doors to trade and western markets for buying their cheap, low-quality merchandise. This same parasitic relationship still occurs in every totalitarian nation. When the Left finally succeeds in taking us down, they will only put the final nails in their own coffin as well. Unfortunately, I will find no satisfaction in telling them, "We told you so!"

The danger within. Former NJ Superior Court Judge (and current Fox News legal analyst) Andrew Napolitano gave a stirring speech and warning about the rapidly growing danger of our government's abuse of power. Learn from one who understands the Constitution and the dangers we face.

But the story is larger than merely our leaders' abrogation of political power away from the people. It's also about organizations on the outside of government which are increasingly operating like semi-covert government organs themselves. And it's about an entire segment of the population that has been fed a diet of lies and anger against conservative values they cannot comprehend.

Case in point: Hannah Giles, the courageous young woman who helped expose the depth of corruption and depravity within ACORN, openly wonders why no one else is looking into it. For all the baseless diatribes hurled against it by the Left, Fox News is the only major news organization that has dedicated airtime and research into how this organization of "community organizers" helped engineer the 2008 presidential election.

The vast majority of no-longer-mainstream media has either paid mere lip-service to the stories of government corruption and the infiltration of Marxist ideologues, or have ignored them altogether. It's no wonder that a quickly growing segment of the American population is turning off the old media and relying on Fox News (not to be confused with Fox Entertainment), talk radio and internet news sources to learn how and who's working to dismantle our freedoms, steal the fruits of our labors and erase our heritage.

Incidentally; if you're confused about the terminology of liberal, conservative, socialist and libertarian, here's a great 4-minute breakdown.

Rising tide? Last time, I told you about the special election for the congressional seat of New York's upstate 23rd district that was vacated when Republican John McHugh took Obama's bait and accepted a post as Secretary of the Army. Independent conservative newcomer Doug Hoffman threw his hat into the ring because he could see no difference between Democrat Bill Owens and liberal Republican Dede Scozzafava. Now, Scozzafava has seen the handwriting on the wall (or at least, in a new Sienna poll), and has dropped out of the race.

Not surprisingly - to many conservatives, at least - Scozzafava threw her endorsement to the Democrat, Owens. It's another indication of how far left the Republicrats have moved. politicians. Most of the rank-and-file voters, busy with their own lives, haven't noticed the gradual shift. As a former lifelong Republican myself, I finally realized that the party has long been infiltrated by increasingly left-leaning liberal-cum-socialists. The rest of the nation is watching this race intently, if for no other reason than to see if conservative principles really are what voters are seeking in their leaders.

Anatomically correct? As if his ego wasn't big enough, former president Bill Clinton was on hand Sunday for the unveiling of an 11-foot-tall statue of himself, not coincidentally located on a street named after him in Pristina, Kosovo. It was the Kosovars' way of saying thanks for sending US forces in to save the ethnic Albanian population from the purge by the Serbs.

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