Archive for November, 2009

 International Christian Concern (ICC) is reporting that a major effort is underway by Muslim countries (OIC) Organisation of the Islamic Conference)  to pass a UN resolution which they say would lead to persecution of Christian minorities.

At what point do countries REFUSE to submit to these WORLD Regulations?  I don’t know about other countries, but it seems to me that many citizens of the United States of America, including some of those that have thru illegal means arrived to our great nation have what I would like to describe as the independent gene: the innate desire to succeed and LIVE with little to no involvement from the government. 

Americans, usually characterized as hard-working, independent, self-sufficient, fighting, determined,  and just (to name a few) are having these personal beliefs and ways of thinking challenged not only by a federal government but apparently now also a  global arm –  of the totalitarian kind.

Certainly, as we add generations to the population rolls, I my guess is that for every singular, lazy, socialistic, government dependant person added, human nature counters that by ADDING and nurturing a hard working, entrepreneurial, capitalistic, self-sufficient American – whether he be of recently immigrant parents or from the more established type.  (Perhaps this is wishful thinking on my part)

Anyway, I digress, yet again.

My experience is that, among the people I know. Libertarian, Conservatives, Democrats, Republicans, Independents or Moderates….if American…the same ideals really truly apply.  The basic “American” ideals of  “working, independent, self-sufficient, fighting, determined” still apply.  YES, REALLY.

Notice I didn’t mention the Socialist Democrats or Communists (hell-bent on CHANGING the American philosophy).

Many times, political beliefs have very little to do with the innate feelings of the individual. Thru my observation, I have found that if worded in a way that can be understood – most groups will respond in similarly to the question.

Example: Ask someone…

Do  you believe all Americans are entitled to affordable health care?

Vs

Do you believe all Americans should have affordable health care at the cost of a smaller group of individuals?

Point being, if you ask any person(regardless of political affiliation)- in this particular case, 

DO you believe and support the idea that a smaller group, thru a global governing body, should override our American Constitution to the detriment of what Americans are allowed to say in their own backyard? 

My guess is the reply you will get across the board, from any political group (except the Socialist/Communist) is a resounding NO. 

Which brings me back to my original question.

At what point do [Americans] REFUSE to submit to these WORLD Regulations?  World regulations that at the root, not only silence our voices in our own back yard but spill over to how we might offend our neighbor ½ way across the globe or in our own neighborhood.

Regardless of what good you think the UN does . The fact of the matter is that the global heavy hand is looking to take OUR Constitution and render it useless.  A Constitution not only gave us freedom of religion, but freedom to express ourselves about things secular and religious – so long as in that process we were not harming or infringing on those opinions or religions.

This treaty/resolution intends to buffer a group from possible criticism from the rest of the world population.  Do I care or think that it is fair that citizens of the world be silenced?  Yes, but not so much that I want OUR countsubmitted to that kind of censorship.  Why?  Simply, because our AMERICA is held to a higher standard by way of  The Constitution.

Innately, most Americans carry the independent gene, preventing them from going along with something so controlling and sinister?  No?  At the very least on a “global” level? 

Perhaps this proposed U.N. resolution on the “defamation of religions” will stall and not move forward. We however, must all be cautious as the seeds are out there, looking for fertile ground to root and sprout themselves.  Sinister, indeed. Without fear-mongering, beware when our country submits to a global governing will -now or ever.

From a Fox News article (link )

Critics give some recent news events as examples of how the U.N. “blasphemy resolution” has emboldened Islamic authorities and threatened Westerners:

— On Oct. 3 in Great Britain, three men were charged for plotting to kill the publisher of the novel “The Jewel of Medina,” which gives a fictional account of the Prophet Muhammad and his child bride. FOXNews.com reported U.S. publisher Random House Inc., was going to release the book but stopped it from hitting shelves after it claimed that “credible and unrelated sources” said the book could incite violence by a “small, radical segment.”

— An Afghan student is on death row for downloading an article about the role of women in Islam, FOXNews.com also reported.

— In December 2007 “a court reportedly sentenced two foreigners to six months in prison for allegedly marketing a book deemed offensive to Aisha, one of the Prophet Muhammad’s wives,” the U.S. government said.

— A British teacher was sentenced to 15 days in jail in Sudan for offending Islam by allowing students to name the class teddy bear Muhammad in November 2007.

— In February 2007 in Egypt an Internet blogger was sentenced to four years in prison for writing a post that critiqued Islam.

— In 2004, Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh was murdered after the release of his documentary highlighting the abuse of Muslim women.

Update on this Resolution since Lou Dobbs Video.

Gladly Hillary makes a good point in this article. 

The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, said atheists and believers were entitled to express their feelings about religion, and argued that “these differences should be met with tolerance, not with the suppression of discourse”.

Obama Sandwich Spread … and

Posted: November 16, 2009 in Uncategorized
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yes, it’s really nutty!

it's nutty!

There is no way in heck, I’m rubbing that over any spot on my body!

for this one…you’ll have to click the link. All I can say is….you gotta be  kidding me! LOL

 When Progressive thinking goes haywire… 

 

Written by R. Alexander Miller  Leeds, Alabama – November 9, 2009 

We have heard it millions of times, in all kinds of media, shouted to the heavens: Those of us “lucky” enough to be self-sufficient must reach out and help our “less fortunate” brethren.

In its face the statement is one that touches upon the richest fabric of our American culture.  Always look out for those of us in dire straits and help as best we can.  It speaks to the core of who we are as Americans.  Then, there are the multitude of unintended consequences that oft arise from public policy, 99.9% of which comes to us from the playbook of the Progressive left, which is almost never thought through and causes, in the end, much more pain and suffering. But alas, does indeed hit the ultimate goal they seek: Subservience and the perpetuation of the underclass which is driven and maintained by the dependency it causes.

To be sure, the Progressive left derives its power from social welfare policies which have turned a people as a whole from one of the hardest working in the world to that of an entitlement society.  We now have upwards of 40% of our population which pays ZERO taxes.  Think about that for a minute. Almost half of us do not pay a dime in taxes to the government. It is this segment of the population that also has grown to believe it is their “right” to expect to receive government care & assistance from cradle to grave.  Sadly, the great majority of these population group is black, Mexican-American (even more sad is, I belong to this group myself!!) or Illegally here.

We have an entire ‘Entry level’ segment of society which believes that is not necessary for them to wait any period of time learning their craft. They require pay increases and promotions now or as part of their hiring process and who cares if they know not the first thing about their work.  They fully believe they ought to lead and do so now.

We have a whole segment of the population who is no longer interested in fending for themselves.  We have made it so they expect to be looked after and taken care of almost from cradle to grave. They are a voting bloc now, and they now use this vote to elect politicians who make it a career to promise more and more entitlements even if it is impossible to support this spending.

One of the examples I have had in my mind for a while now of these ‘Good in theory’ proposals but with a number of still developing unintended consequences is a program called “Cell Phones for the Poor”.

‘CELL PHONES FOR THE POOR’… Who wouldn’t get behind this idea, pray tell?

It is an extension of an old Federal program, brought swiftly to the 21st century, in which rather than providing indigent folks with subsidized landline phone service, the Fed is teaming with TracPhone to provide low income folks with a free cell phone (oft a Motorola 175 model) and free airtime for them to have a communications tool available to them in the event of an emergency.

Again, a progressive idea, to be sure.  A fantastic way to help the fellow poor in providing them with the backing and assistance they may need should they find themselves in a car accident, get sick, house fire, or are assaulted.  I mean, who can be against that, right??

 Here are some of the problems I find with the idea as it is being implemented:

  •  I find no record of how the folks are selected to be qualified for this help.  This means anyone on a public welfare roll, or getting food stamp assistance is cleared to receive the phone and time.  INCLUDING single unwed mothers on welfare, young 20 something dropouts who spend most of their time dealing drugs or committing other crimes, etc
  • The amount of free time is dependent on the state the recipient lives in… Ranges from 68 mins/month upwards to several hundred minutes.  Currently there are 16 states in the national program.  The coverage has expanded to double what it was with landline subscribers to a total of 1.4 million recipients.  Statistics from the government state there are approximately 32 million more people in the country that will qualify for the program once their states decide to participate.
  • In the state of Alabama, we have a rather sizeable number of juvenile delinquents and illegal aliens running about which are now vocal complainers about the state of the program as it exists today.

Complaints run the gamut:  from Not enough FREE time (as in, “they cannot Represent properly with the home boys with only 100 minutes a month!!), to the fact that these entry level “free” phones are not such that they can change the ringtones to the ‘gangsta-rap’ tunes of their preference.  I mean, imagine the loss of street-cred if my phone goes off and Beethoven’s 5th plays instead of M&M or JayZ, right??  The Horror!!!

There is a big lesson to be learned from these policies gone awry.  The concept that made this the greatest country in the world is one that dictates that the individual is encouraged to do his or her absolute best in order to become what he/she wants to be. Individualism is to be encouraged and supported for it creates the forces that drive invention and business.  It is the complete opposite of a big government that takes care of all of us from birth to death.  There is a word for that experiment: it is called Socialism, and we already know it failed!

As Americans, we know that it is part of our charitable fabric to lay down a safety net to help the least lucky among us.  Yet that is all it should be, nothing but a helping hand to allow the not so lucky to get back up on their own two feet and begin to be productive members of society as soon as possible!

R. Alexander Miller

Please direct any comments to Alex at beowolf01@yahoo.com

 

Comments on blog welcome.

Thank you, Alex!

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Coming To A Street Corner Near You?

 

Aired on the heels of the Fort Hood Tragedy, I watched this video and admit I was expecting liberal MSM spin. However, I will admit I was impressed at the report.

Shocking revelation? Probably Not…I wonder if the citizens of NYC are slowing down enough to actually listen to the words being spouted by these “evil, self-declared hate mongers.”  Ok, so  evil and hate are MY words!  But self-declared mongers just doesn’t give the sentence the justice.

After watching the video, you have a few choices.

ONEBe proactive and spread the word to your #p2(blind liberal friends) or any friend for that matter…

TWO: Find a spot to stand, think about Obama (not Osama), Click your heals 3 times and quietly say : “There is no such thing as a RADICAL MUSLIM.  There is no such thing as a RADICAL MUSLIM. There is no such thing as a RADICAL MUSLIM.  Then take 2 asprin and call Obama in the morning.