Hat Tip: BB
Hat Tip: BB
By: Jay Loeffers
Hi my truth seeking friends, how are you? This is part three in my FDR Exposed articles and we are going to take a very close look at the New Deal programs that FDR shoved down everyone’s throat. I will show all of the overreaching and useless government agencies he kept piling on the average American and we’ll even look at the Welfare State he created that is bankrupting the government and people in general today. We will look to the founding fathers and their opinions on the Welfare State and have a look at what the great and late Ayn Rand had predicted about socialism in America and the problems the New Deal has caused.
Looking at FDR’s progressive views, we know that he believed that mankind is so flawed, that it was too stupid to take care of itself and it needed a government caretaker from the cradle to the grave. The progressives believe that only they can improve people and you should not be left alone for any reason. That they alone can make you better (movie reference: Serenity, a good science fiction movie with the same theme) and they also believe that you don’t know what is best for you. That you should not have all that money you worked for and it’s your duty to pay your government. NO! It’s your privilege to give your money to them. (Second movie reference: Sly Stalone’s Demolition Man with the same idea in mind.)
What was the “The New Deal?” Was it a way to improve the American people’s lives or to jump start the economy? Or was it a way to put forward an overreaching “Invisible Foot” to stomp down and control people’s lives? I say it is the latter one with the then government and progressive president wanting to inflict a new form of slavery through the Welfare State. Then FDR wanted to shred the Constitution with a new Bill of Rights that had nothing to do with your civil liberties.
Here, in a nut shell, is the list of goals of the Social Security program:
1. A controlled limit to poverty (the early war on poverty didn’t work then either).
2. A controlled limit on fortunes and to allow the people to share the wealth (how communist of you Mr. President).
3. To take care of the elderly through government pensions (that does not sound too bad, but…).
4. A controlled limit to work hours (that’s sooo French, oui).
5. A controlled balance to agricultural products and production with a price control on amount and future surpluses (FDR seems to have read the Communist Manifesto at some point).
6. Government pensions, G.I. bill, medical care and other benefits for veterans (that one, I can get behind).
7. A controlled reduction of big fortunes from the wealthiest in America and taxation to run the government (top down, bottom up, sounds familiar – Van Jones).
8. A government controlled improvement to the country and to provide employment in the government based public works. A government rendering of all agricultural surpluses.(burn, baby burn).
Does this sound like a secure idea to you or is it a way for the government to stomp down on your life and civil liberties?
A statement on the Welfare State from Benjamin Franklin, “The Welfare State in London has been the cause of laziness and misery in the people. I have often felt it’s not the government’s job to hand out free money, food and jobs and charity should be left in the people’s hands.”
Even the late and great Ayn Rand has been recorded as saying in a 1979 broadcast of the Donahue Show, that a lot of America’s problems can be traced back to the New Deal and even earlier. Of course, lame brain Donahue and his robot viewers didn’t get it. In an earlier interview in 1959 with a young Mike Wallace, Ayn Rand had stated that problems with socialism had already crept into America in the 1950s! (You can look up both interviews on YouTube – just type in Ayn Rand and search.) So, Mrs. Rand knew that FDR’s New Deal had caused a few minor problems and said it openly and truthfully as she always did. Not bad for a woman from Lenin’s Russia.
Let me look at “The Thing That Should Not Be” (yes, I know it’s a Metallica song reference). FDR’s so-called Second Bill of Rights. Here was a president so ready to help us all out with life and job insecurity and to protect us all from those evil big businesses. Ooohhhh scary. But that was not half as scary as this actual document was if it had passed. Luckily, it was such a nod to socialism that the Congress, with cooler heads, prevailed and said no to FDR. Here are the stated goals of the Second Bill of Rights in 1944 from FDR’s State of the Union speech:
1. The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farm or mines of the nation.
2. The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation.
3. The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living.
4. The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad.
5. The right of every family to a decent home.
6. The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health.
7. The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident and unemployment.
8. The right to a good education.
Roosevelt stated in closing, “All of these rights spell security. And after the war is won we must be prepared to move forward in the implementation of these rights to new goals of human happiness and well being.”
Wow! Did someone have dreams of unicorns streaming rainbows behind them or what? That last part almost sounded like the Emperor’s “The Republic needs to be reorganized” speech from “Revenge of the Sith” (my inner Star Wars geek has come out). As before, FDR believed that human rights come from the government and not from a higher power, “so as the government gives, it can also take it away.”
A friend of Roosevelt’s, one Hugh Johnson, stated about the New Deal: “A holy thing… The greatest social advance since the days of Jesus Christ.” And Johnson threatened all those that opposed this, “May god have mercy on the man or the group of men who attempt to trifle with this bird.”
During Roosevelt’s later terms, he felt he should become a dictator for the greater good of the country and the American people. He was not alone in this self assessment, even his wife and a media friend of his, Walter Lippmann, loved these ideas and was starting to write up and sign some paperwork for the Dictator of the United States of America.
Roosevelt privately stated that what we are doing in this country are some of the same things that were being done in Russia and even some of the things that were being done under Hitler in Germany.
Really FDR, after all of that, “let’s defeat the Nazis at all costs,” you turn around and do the same thing Hitler did to his own people on policy issues. Great, well that was not even worth fighting for, Mr. President.
Walter Lippmann told Roosevelt, “The situation is critical Franklin, you may have no alternative but to assume dictatorial powers.” (Did I just hear The Empire’s Theme song rise up again?)
Even his wife Eleanor believed that a “Benevolent Dictator” might be the answer for America. Damn, now I hear Tammy Wynette’s song, “Stand By Your Man,” in my head.
Tonight folks, please do your homework and research to find this out. I have the files for some of this. Please e-mail me at [email protected] and I will send them free of charge. For something different as well, I am going to offer you a reading list to help you out even more. Thank you all for your kindness and requests.
Book sources to read and use for research:
1. A PATRIOT’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, CHAPTERS 15, 16, 17, PAGES 555 THRU 634
2. A PATRIOT’S HISTORY READER – ROOSEVELT SPEECHES
3. THE PATRIOT’S LIBRARY, PAGES 269, 593, 599
4. LIBERAL FASCISM, CHAPTER 4, PAGE 121
7. THE REAL BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
8. NEW DEAL OR RAW DEAL? – BURTON FOLSOM JR.
9. FDR GOES TO WAR – BURTON FOLSOM JR. AND ANITA FOLSOM
10. ARGUING WITH IDIOTS – GLENN BECK, CHAPTER 10, PAGES 225 THRU 231
11. BROKE – GLENN BECK, CHAPTER 6, PAGES 67 THRU 73
12. THE 48 LIES ABOUT AMERICAN HISTORY – NEW DEAL CHAPTER
13. WHAT WOULD THE FOUNDERS SAY?
14. ATLAS SHRUGGED – AYN RAND
15. THE FOUNTAINHEAD – AYN RAND
16. SOCIALISM – LUDWIG VON MISES
17. THE ROAD TO SERFDOM – F.A. HAYEK
18. THE WEALTH OF NATIONS – ADAM SMITH
19. THE COMING INSURRECTION – THE INVISIBLE COMMITTEE
20.THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO – KARL MARX
NoisyRoom Note: Transparency, not just for Democrats anymore… What rule? Who the hell made the rule? Why no recording devices? Sorry, I’m going to have to side with the Ron Paul guys on this one. This is a blatant violation of Constitutional rights. How can we demand transparency from the Marxists who are running our government when we don’t even have it in our own party?
By: Bob McCarty
Bob McCarty Writes
Today may go down in history as “The St. Patrick’s Day Massacre” as the day some 2,000 people walked away from Francis Howell North High School in St. Peters, Mo., after political bedlam broke out during the 2012 St. Charles County Republican Presidential Caucus.
GOP voters began showing up at the high school two hours before the caucus was set to begin at 10 a.m. Though the meeting didn’t start on time as organizers worked to accommodate the near-overflow crowd, attendees would get more than they bargained for before the days ended.
The caucus began shortly after 11 a.m. with an invocation and pledge of allegiance. It was followed by a reading of the rules by County GOP Central Committee Member Bryan Spencer and an introduction of County GOP Chair Eugene Dokes.
Dokes reiterated the importance of the rules and emphasized the ban on recording devices before pausing to implore a man in the bleachers to turn off his video camera or face arrest.
When the man refused to put away his tripod-mounted camera, Dokes asked members of the St. Peters Police Department to arrest the man and escort him out of the building. That, of course, drew heated objections from members of the crowd — including Ron Paul supporters and others — who seemed to believe transparency should trump rules during the caucus. After being drowned out by the volume of those objections, GOP officials conferred with police and, within a half hour, more than a dozen more uniformed officers arrived at the scene.
Order was never fully restored, and, after much threatening, GOP officials announced that police officials had advised them to shutdown the meeting due to safety concerns. Soon after, Caucus Chair Matt Ehlen announced that he had received a motion and a second to do just that — adjourn the caucus.
As a result of that adjournment, according to Ehlen, no GOP delegates will represent the Show-Me State’s largest Republican stronghold at the state convention.
Most of the people with whom I spoke after the meeting shared a belief that Ron Paul supporters were responsible for most of the disruptive behavior. Others shared the belief that county GOP officials — namely Dokes — should bear much of the blame for the outcome of the caucus.
According to attendees who contacted me after the event, at least one man was arrested at the scene. According to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report, two men were arrested. The black police helicopter seen circling above the school after the event did not land.
See also: This KSDK-TV report.
UPDATE 3/17/12 at 3:42 p.m. Central: The video below, poor audio and all, purports to show police arresting one Brent Stafford. But for what?
UPDATE 3/17/12 at 4:09 p.m. Central: Here’s a good piece by Examiner.com’s Doug Edelman.
Progressive tactics and organizational skills are superior to those of Conservatives. Progressives have been at it for decades and have been able to advance their anti-American, anti-Liberty agenda to unimaginable levels through:
- effective community organizing,
- strong financial backing,
- skillful language manipulation to make their cause sound reasonable, thereby drawing in our youth and impressionable adults who won’t do their homework,
- subversive legislation that is contrary to our Constitution, and
- successful campaigning to get their radical Progressives elected – at all levels of government.
Although Conservatives are behind the power curve, they are working hard to stand against Progressive tactics in order to stop the Progressive agenda from moving forward.
For example, Progressives have spent the last twenty-years working to end property rights and they are at the final stages of implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development program (Agenda 21) at the local level throughout our nation via their “visioning” workshops.
In California, Heather Gass is taking them on by using her expertise and tireless efforts to organize, raise awareness, train and stand against Progressive tactics. We are grateful to Heather and all who are working with her.
Here is a radio interview where Heather describes how to defeat the Delphi Technique that Progressives use at visioning workshops:
By: T F Stern
T F Stern’s Rantings
In an article written by Bruce McQuain, Fifth U.S. Circuit Rules Guns Are Not “Property-Like,” conservative values which have been a part of America’s founding principles have been eroded a bit more. Certain guns are not considered property nor do they fall into 2nd Amendment protection; at least that’s the reason police didn’t have to return a weapon (to its rightful owner) seized during an arrest in Orleans Parish, Louisiana, after charges had been dropped.
“The war against private property proceeds apace with the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals deciding that while you have a right to keep and bear arms, that right doesn’t extent to you keeping or bearing a particular arm.”
Exactly what dictionary did the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals use? Maybe their rulings are based on scientific studies which prove the molecular structure of certain guns are unstable, changing from moment to moment; kind of like depending on the rule of law to be consistent from one day to the next.
Even if that were so, it wouldn’t “matter.” Ideas, which are not tangible, are considered property on an equal footing as any other item which an individual can claim ownership to. The courts are not permitted to redefine property rights to suit their desire to disarm society as a whole or disarm even one individual.
“Each of us has a natural right – from God – to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. These are the three basic requirements of life, and the preservation of any one of them is completely dependent upon the preservation of the other two. For what are our faculties but the extension of our individuality? And what is property but and extension of our faculties?” Bastiat (The Law, p.6)
The fabric of America began with the understanding that certain foundational concepts were eternal. John Adams mentioned in his writings, A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States:
“The moment the idea is admitted into society, that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.”
Thomas Jefferson asked:
“Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath?” (Works 8:404; P.P.N.S., p.141)
With only these references, a reasoned person might conclude our judicial system has abandoned the foundations of a civilized society in which individual liberties are held sacred in favor of a police state where the laws of God are supplanted by arbitrary, unpredictable and unreliable edicts. Our nation’s sure foundation, a foundation based on the rule of law is on slippery footing if the meaning of long established words like “property” no longer can be depended upon. If even one piece of property belonging to an individual can be taken away at the whim of government, then nothing is safe or sacred.
This article has been cross-posted to The Moral Liberal, a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government & The American Constitution.”
Hat Tip: BB
Hat Tip: BB