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A Response to Elizabeth Warren

In a recent speech Elizabeth Warren outlined ‘What it means to be a Progressive’.

I find it necessary to reprint Ms. Warren’s outline (in italics) followed by my response…

– “We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we’re willing to fight for it.”

Wall Street is not the problem.  The power of our Politicians to grant Wall Street et al. favors and cover them from enforcement is the problem.  Removing that power from our elected representatives is the ONLY answer.  There are no other solutions.

– “We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect this Earth.”

We also believe in Science.  However, instead or proposing solutions, that coincidentally benefit our campaign donors and their friends, to problems we cannot define we expect to retain the element of Science that is Rational and Reasoned.  Skepticism is an integral part of Science and must be nurtured lest the scientific method be abandoned and all things to be determined through consensus.  If this were the case the world would still be considered flat.  So why do we want to go down that road again, Ms. Warren?

– “We believe that the Internet shouldn’t be rigged to benefit big corporations, and that means real net neutrality.”

We believe the Internet should be ‘rigged’ to benefit everybody including ‘big corporations’ which is why we expect you to leave it alone.

– “We believe that no one should work full-time and still live in poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage.”

We believe destroying the buying power of those you profess to want to help by raising the minimum wage and subsequently the cost of goods across the board while simultaneously reducing the availability of what goods are left is ignorant and self-destructive.  We believe that the individual has a choice and should retain that choice to exercise the principle of substitution when it comes to employment.  If that individual chooses to work full-time, either directly or through a series of decision-making which demands it, then so be it.  We believe creating new businesses which pay all kinds of wages which are determined by the business owner alone allows for greater choice for the individual to better their lives… if they choose.

– “We believe that fast-food workers deserve a livable wage, and that means that when they take to the picket line, we are proud to fight alongside them.”

We believe you, Ms. Warren, and your cronies simply hate whatever you define as ‘Fast Food’ and want to do everything you can to shut down the readily available nutrition it supplies the American Population.  Your War on Food is well documented and is based on the premise that the American People are too Stupid to make decisions for themselves thus you have undertaken the effort to reduce their options to feed their families.  You should be ashamed, but you have no shame.

– “We believe that students are entitled to get an education without being crushed by debt.”

We believe the no one is entitled to anything.  Using the word entitled revisits a past where only those ‘noble’ people associated with Royalty enjoyed the benefits of their labor allowed by a King.  That aside, when you make something ‘free’ you make it worthless… just as you and your ilk have done with Elementary Education, High School Education and if you get your wish College Education.  (You’ve pretty much already achieved it, just ask graduating Seniors how valuable their Degree is in today’s job market.  For that matter ask a High School Graduate to read… anything… out loud.)

– “We believe that after a lifetime of work, people are entitled to retire with dignity, and that means protecting Social Security, Medicare, and pensions.”

Once again, the word entitled… let’s try ‘deserve’ instead.  We believe that after a lifetime of work people ‘deserve’ the fruits of their decision-making.  If they went to the casino and gambled away all of their earnings they will be subject to whatever safety net We the People, who did not waste our money and planned for retirement, determine they should have.  The only people this part of Ms. Warren’s platform should appeal to are those who do not save and do not plan ahead, and know it.  These are the people who rely on some ambiguous definition of ‘fair’, that is whatever definition benefits them directly, when it comes time to pay the price of their decisions.  They wish to be irresponsible and never be judged for it.  They expect to use the power of Government Force to mortgage the lives of The Responsible instead of living with the consequences of their decisions.  They should be reminded that whatever support they receive from ‘the Government’ is actually a Gift from the rest of us.  I would even find it acceptable that every person who receives subsidies from the Government be compelled, by Government Force, to write Thank You notes to a minimum of 100 taxpayers every year until they become self-sufficient.  The Stigma of taking and the Pride of Producing must be returned to the system.

– “We believe—I can’t believe I have to say this in 2014—we believe in equal pay for equal work.”

I Agree.  And you don’t have to say that in 2014 unless you’re addressing the Current Progressive Administration occupying White House.

– “We believe that equal means equal, and that’s true in marriage, it’s true in the workplace, it’s true in all of America.”

We believe Government should get out of the Marriage Business altogether.  Marriage is between you and your church.  The day’s of some Government Bureaucrat deciding that Blacks shouldn’t marry Whites and only Certain Families can marry certain other Families should be long, long over.  We Don’t Care.  And Frankly, the idea your marriage must be validated by some Government Worker should be nauseating at a minimum.  Get Government’s dirty, fat, bloated, hands off our Marriages.  As far as Government is concerned, Contract Law should do just fine.

– “We believe that immigration has made this country strong and vibrant, and that means reform.”

We believe using words like ‘reform’ are designed to get people to nod their heads in agreement instead of asking for a definition.  We believe that a Liberal Work Visa Program should be initiated while keeping all current immigration requirements in place.  We believe in Tall Fences and Wide Gates.  We believe that those who come here to work should be able to send their money anywhere they wish.  We believe the American People should never be asked to pay welfare for those who are not Citizens of the United States… not… even… asked.  And if those that do choose to come here like the American Experience and want to stay, they must get in line to become a Citizen like every legal immigrant has done before them.  If not, then they can rest assured that as long as they obey our laws, return to their country of origin for two weeks every year and do nothing to foment or agitate Anti-American Sentiment then they will be welcome here to work.  If they choose not to do these things they will not be welcome.  Simple.

– “And we believe that corporations are not people, that women have a right to their bodies. We will overturn Hobby Lobby and we will fight for it. We will fight for it!”

We believe that Corporations are IN FACT people.  A Corporation is created by Human Beings and made up of Human Beings and subsequently creates products enjoyed by Human Beings which make their lives better and more productive or they wouldn’t purchase them.  It is also worth noting that the Humans Beings which make up, and enjoy the benefits of, Corporations are over 50% Women… with Bodies.  The fact that Corporations should not be involved in Anyone’s sex life, women’s or any of the other varied genders, is a point we can all agree.  Which is why Corporations and the Human Beings who make them up should not be expected to pay for Anyone’s sex life.  Easy Enough.  If you want to fight for some inane and poorly thought out line of logic go ahead.  We’ll be here waiting.

And the main tenet of conservatives’ philosophy, according to Warren? “I got mine. The rest of you are on your own.”

We believe it would be more accurate to state: “I’ve got mine, now I can help you get yours if I choose to.”  Absent in our philosophy is Force.  We believe in Choice.  Choice is sacred to Us and every Human Being’s Freedom depends on that Choice being protected at all costs.  I would rather die Poor and Free than Wealthy and Enslaved.  Warren and her Progressive/Socialist ideology bring only Slavery.  So, by her own words, Ms. Warren is rallying the useful idiots to ‘fight for’… Slavery.

This is true of Every Socialist… no matter what they call themselves.

Make a Choice.

We’ve made ours.


Bigots, Freedom and Cake

What is a civil rights violation?

In Oregon they have decided that denying a homosexual couple a wedding cake is a civil rights violation… in other words, forcing one individual to bake a cake for another individual is not a civil rights violation, according to this ruling.

Whose rights are being violated?  Or are Rights reserved only to Groups of People?

Recently a similar event surrounding wedding photo’s, taking place in New Mexico, perpetuates this line of thinking.  I’m sure there are more.

This should be a pretty simple, straight forward, problem to address.

If you want to refuse service to anyone, you can.  Why?  Because it is your right…. at least it should be.

But here’s the rub…

You then should have to endure my showing up outside of your establishment with camera’s and as much attention as I can muster.  Because it’s my right to condemn your behavior.  Publically.

This is how a Free society handles things.  But we have wandered far from a Free society.

So, If you want to be a bigot… discriminatory… racist… an a-hole… whatever… fine.  Look for massive amounts of attention focused upon you.  At least that’s what should happen.  So why doesn’t it?  What happened to not just ours’ but the media’s responsibility to shine sunlight on behavior that discriminates against the individual?

It has long been my assertion that news media is lazy… and biased.  The reason I say this is politicians regularly get away with abuses of power, unless they subscribe to anything resembling an ideology the press disagrees with, in todays day and age it happens to be Personal Responsibility associated with Individual Liberty and Freedom.

When U.S. Citizens are subjected to violations of their civil rights, in the above case being force to provide services to someone they wish not to, instead of the press bringing the power of sunlight upon the behavior being enough we are told we must seek Government Force.  Not to mention the press doesn’t want to have the expectation of performance to include a responsibility to address such problems.  Combine that with those among us who wish to control others embracing Government as being the only resort and you have the reason we are here today.

When WE stop correcting, addressing or at a minimum displaying actions that discriminate against the individual we abdicate our power to the state.  And it is impossible for the State to act in any way which “corrects” a problem that doesn’t diminish Individual Freedom and Liberty.  The State is FORCE.  And because of that, it should be avoided at ALL costs, not looked to as the Savior.

But we have been taught taking responsibility for our Freedom, Liberty and Safety is someone else’s job.  I know you have heard this… “The police are the First Responders” thus We the People are not supposed to confront criminals.  We are not supposed to confront bigots.  We are not supposed to confront racists.  We are told that our situation in life in someone else’s fault and by logical extension someone else’s responsibility.  We are programmed to believe Government is not just an answer, but Government is the only answer.

In the above case, the Press should have been the answer.  If this Cake Baker could have remained in business by refusing to Bake Cakes then, while a miracle, so be it.  But EVERYBODY should have known about it and it should never, never, never have arrived before a judge.  WE are the judge.  WE choose to not spend our money with a Cake Baker who, for whatever reason I don’t care, discriminates against individuals.

I Blame Us.  I Blame the Press.

As a result of our low expectations, desire not to get involved and abdication of our Personal Responsibilities to Government we have yet again lost an incremental amount of Freedom.

There isn’t much of it left.


We Need More Time!

We just need more time to get Obama Care right.

And by right I mean removing any possibility of getting rid of it.

I know you might have thought I meant for it to work…

But just like Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, Obama Care is never supposed to “work” in the traditional sense. Of course what I mean by that is in terms of efficiency and solvency, let alone improving Health Care.  No, no, no…

Obama Care is about creating a brand new Massive Black Hole of debt with which we can use as a Over Righteous Moral Hammer to demand more taxpayer “revenue” to throw into it enriching ourselves and our friends.

So please bare with us while we ramp up the Fickle Finger of Blame we, and our friends in the Media, are going to point at the “Big” Insurance Companies. First because anything we put the word “Big” in front of must be bad… except for Government.  But most importantly because if it’s not their fault it’s ours… and how can we incite you to clamor for Single-Payer Health Care if all this is our fault!?  I mean, if we can screw up something as simple as a website that we’ve had over 3-years to develop, why on Earth would you want us to make decisions regarding what surgeries we’ll allow you to have?  We just can’t have you asking that question… so please don’t.

Anyway, just erase that the “old” system, even having a couple of problems, was far better, and protected your Freedom to Choose.  For God sakes… it’s the “Old” system!  Old!  Who wants Old stuff?  Old!  old…. and whatever you do don’t listen to those crazies who told you this was a debacle in the 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s and while this was forced through Congress a few short years ago.  They’re Crazy, Terrorist, Extremist Kidnappers who hate Puppies.  Seriously!  They Hate Puppies… and They Hate You!  They want You, and Puppies, to Die Faster!

Please, Please, Please…

We Need Time!

Just a tiny, tiny bit more… whenever, and as frequently, as we ask for it.

Thank You,

– The Administration that Cares More about you than You do.


Let me be Clear about something…

There is nothing wrong with “collective action” so long as it is voluntary.

Liberalism and all of its Socialist variants does not allow for Individual choice. Collective Communism is not, nor can it be voluntary.

This is the heart of the argument between the Freedom I advocate and the Oppression the Left champions.

Make no mistake… the deadly poison that is Socialism will always be coated in the honey of “good intentions”.

This is the Political War that must be fought from your neighborhood to the Presidency.

Preservation of our Freedom will come down to the conversations you have with those around you.

What you can do is what you must do. Or, you will surrender your right to choose.

Is that Clear Enough?


4-Years Ago

I remember 2008 like it was yesterday.

We had a small gathering of friends over for the traditional Watching of the Returns. It was warm enough for us to sit outside due to the Conservative Republican disregard for all things Mother Earth.

When It became obvious the Oldest, Whitest, most “Warmongering” Male the east coast Open Primary Democrat Cross-Over Voters could pick to run against Barack Obama was going to Lose the election I set my beer down and went to the cabinet.

This is when I dug out my Red Army Chorus Collection and let it play for the rest of the Evening.

Having Read everything that the Obama campaign had put out for public consumption, not the least of which was The Blueprint for America, I knew what was coming. And apparently, unlike 99% of those who voted for him… (as shown later by the plethora of “deer-in-the-headlights” post-election interviews with self-professed Obama Voters) I was not “Surprised” by what happened.

Having taken a small amount of time to read very basic books on Economics like “Hazlitt’s – Economics in One Lesson” I was not “Surprised” when his ideas failed. Having looked at what Lessons History had recorded for all time in regard to Socialism and it’s results, I was not “Surprised” when his policies created nothing but more of the problems he thought he could solve.  Having spent a cursory amount of attention, just during my brief lifetime, as to how Socialists promise to behave before gaining power then actually behave once they have it, I was not “Surprised” when they shut out all opposition to their ideas from any and all debate during Obama’s first two years in office giving us the Largest Government Grab of personal wealth in the history of the United States.

The Country was built on the idea that we would all talk about politics… all the time. This country was built on the idea that we would stay engaged and always lend a modicum of energy to educating ourselves on local and national issues before, during and after we voted. This country has suffered from our abdication of our responsibilities to others we don’t even know living in places we have never visited.

So here we are.

What direction are we going to choose tonight?

Are we going to solidify our march to Socialism… because all it will take is another 4-years? Everything is in place and ready for the final touches.  It’s taken them 100-years… don’t fool yourself into thinking they’re going to give up easily, let alone anytime soon.

Or are we going to pick a squishy Conservative who we will have to watch very closely and make sure he doesn’t wander from the path returning us to Free Markets and Free Dominion over Ourselves? This will require rolling back 100-years of Leftist policy codified in our legal system… to the shrieking of those whose power and control relies.  We will be accused of the most heinous crimes imaginable… ready?

This is a turning point. The point of no return. It’s not enough to vote and walk away… for the rest of your life and your children’s lives we will have to be at attention and quick to confront those we thought shared our Love of Liberty.

Tomorrow is a New Day…

Forward Free-Market Capitalism! 

Forward Voluntary Cooperation! 

Forward Freedom to Choose!

Cheers to all of you, see you tomorrow.