Saturday, July 31, 2010

Will Obama’s Failures Lead To a Second American Revolution?

Pruning the power of government begins with the imperial presidency.

Investors Business Daily had an excellent column yesterday by Ernest Christian and Gary Robbins which asked an excellent question: “Is the Government doing us more harm than good?”

The answer to me is an obvious YES it is so then the question becomes “what do we do about it?”

Christian and Robbins don’t go into heavy detail about how the Obama Administration’s policies and frankly it’s own view on the Constitution is absolutely destroying our economy and our way of life as it should be clear to anyone paying attention to this Administration and the Democrat controlled Congress the damage that’s being done.

We have an economy that’s in an absolute shambles.  New economic reports show that the recession has been far deeper and far wider than anyone suspected.  Well duh, with nearly one in ten American’s out of work and millions more that have simply given up looking for work most have stopped calling this a ‘recession’ and started calling it what it truly is – a depression.

The Obama Administration’s policies haven’t helped either.  The “stimulus” program was nothing more than a redistribution of wealth in this country, taking from those who work and earn more than $200,000 per year and re-distributing it to the “unemployed” via 2+ year long unemployment benefits, to Obama’s own favored social/economic classes, typically urban dwellers living at or near the poverty level in a Keynesian textbook attempt to ‘create jobs.’ 

Then there’s the double-speak coming out of the Obama Administration.  On the one hand, there’s talk of maintaining the Bush Tax Cuts for those making $200k/year or less.  On the other hand, the Obama Administration claims to want to help small businesses hire people.

Yet, this administration which has absolutely ZERO private sector experience working in it fails to see the double-speak and flaws in their tax and spend policies that continue to destroy job creation in this country.  Simply stated, small business owners typically make more than $250k/year.  To say on the one hand that the Administration wants to help small businesses hire new workers, while on the other hand maintaining an anti-small business taxation policy simply doesn’t work, and it’s a prime example of the lack of private business experience that exists in this Administration.

Some months ago, I compared the amount of private business experience that existed in every administration since JFK.  With two exceptions, every President since JFK had a Cabinet membership of at least 45% with private sector business experience.

The two exceptions?  Jimmy Carter and Barack Hussein Obama.  In the Carter Administration, 3 in 10 cabinet members had private sector business experience.  In the Obama Administration, less than 1 in 10 do, and we’re seeing the results of “textbook only” experience.

He may soon bankrupt us and replace our big merit-based capitalist economy with a small government-directed one of his own design.

                 -- Investors Business Daily, July 30th, 2010

Increasingly, Obama is being recognized as being the most anti-business and anti-Constitution President on record.  During a recent Business Roundtable sponsored by the White House, Democrat Max Baucus couldn’t stop himself from blurting out that he thought Obama was the “biggest government forced re-distribution of wealth President in history.”

The criticism’s don’t stop there.  Ben Bernanke went on record the other day saying that America’s financial future is “unusually uncertain” adding “for the forseeable future.”

Obama is crushing America with his economic policies, and the debt he’s added, nearly $4,000,000,000,000 (that’s trillion) since assuming office in January of 2009.

Now, is Obama fostering a second American Revolution, as Investors Business Daily suggests? 

Do you personally know anyone who’s happy with the direction of the country?

The fact is Obama is living up to his “promise” to “fundamentally re-make America” as he stated repeatedly during the 2008 campaign.  His Hugo Chavez like language was un-mistakable to most of us, and Obama’s lived up to his hype seizing Banks, the Automobile Industry, Health Care, the SEC, re-writing financial regulations to increase monitoring of American’s banking and spending habits.

Then there’s Obama’s unholy alliance with the public and private sector unions who’ve benefitted the most from his anti-business, anti-Constitution policies which place the private sector at the mercy and political whim of the Executive Branch.

“Pruning the power of government begins with the imperial presidency.”

       -- Investors Business Daily, July 30th, 2010

Is Obama fostering a second American Revolution?  Yes.

If the polls are to be believed, (and I suggest ignoring them so as to avoid a false sense of victory) this November will bring a sea change in Washington DC rivaling that of 1994.  While I’m certainly no fan of the Republican Party, it will be a good thing in my opinion as a peaceful revolution via the ballot box is as good as one that involves tar, rope, feathers and 537 dead politicians swinging by their necks on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

Although, hanging the bastards would be alot more fun in my opinion.

Friday, July 30, 2010

De Facto Amnesty

Obama, Napolitano Plan To Bypass Congress

According to an internal U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services memo going the rounds of Capitol Hill and obtained by National Review, the agency is considering ways in which it could enact “meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action” — that is, without the consent of the American people through a vote in Congress.

“This memorandum offers administrative relief options to . . . reduce the threat of removal for certain individuals present in the United States without authorization,” it reads.

Also: “In the absence of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, USCIS can extend benefits and/or protections to many individuals and groups by issuing new guidance and regulations, exercising discretion with regard to parole-in-place, deferred action and the issuance of Notices to Appear (NTA), and adopting significant process improvements.”

In recent weeks, Sen. Chuck Grassley and others in Congress have been pressing the administration to disavow rumors that a de facto amnesty is in the works, including in a letter to Department of Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano. “Since the senators first wrote to the president more than a month ago, we have not been reassured that the plans are just rumors, and we have every reason to believe that the memo is legitimate,” a Grassley spokesman tells NR. (NR contacted DHS, but a spokesman did not have a comment on the record.)

Read the rest at National Review OnLine

America’s Unspeakable Truth

Barrack Obama is aggressively destroying our country because he deeply hates America's founding principles.

The American Thinker Blog:

In today's politically charged atmosphere, observing and speaking the obvious can be difficult and is often met with rage. Observations of truth are neither pro-Republican nor anti-Democrat. Truth is truth. No political party or politician is, has been or ever will be pure. America's national heritage and future greatness rests in truth, honesty, soundness of principles, and the recognition of inalienable, God given, individual liberties. These profound truths have and will define us like no other nation in history. Abandonment of these profound truths will lead to our demise.

Barrack Obama took office twenty months ago and today our country is raging. Youth unemployment is now 39%, home foreclosures, small businesses and personal bankruptcies rest at all time highs. Citizen hatred is being nationally stoked based on skin color, economic status, political ideology and religious beliefs. Government spending, political corruption, and unsustainable indebtedness are rising, and illegal immigrants are pouring into our society without restraint. Our Constitution is being perverted, twisted, gamed or ignored by those controlling the levers of federal power.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

IRS Admits “Error” In High Stakes Tax Case

Obama Supporter No Longer Owes IRS $128 Million Dollars

Here’s another one you won’t read in the “mainstream” media anytime soon.  I happened upon this one in today’s Wall Street Journal in the Money and Investing section by John Emshwiller. 

It pays to be an Obama Supporter, especially if you’re a member of the Pritzker family in Chicago, or more specifically Penny Pritzker. 

Penny Pritzker is the founder and Chairwoman of “Vi” (formerly “Classic Residence by Hyatt.”)  “Vi” is a retirement community in California that caters to the uber wealthy who pay an “entrance fee” of up to $2 million dollars just for the privilege of calling “Vi” home. 

Until just the other day, the IRS was pursuing a case against “Vi” and Penny Pritzker here in Chicago claiming the IRS was owed some $128 million dollars in back taxes and penalties.

Today the Wall Street Journal reported that magically, the case has been dropped and Penny Pritzker and “Vi” no longer owes the IRS one thin dime.

While the story stopped there in the Wall Street Journal, it got me to thinking about the last time I’d heard of the IRS dropping a case in which a company or individual owed them $128 million dollars.

I’d never heard of such a thing in all my 48 years, so I went and did some digging on Penny Pritzker, “Vi” and the IRS case against them. Here’s what I found, you’ll no doubt find this “very interesting.”

Penny Pritzker served as the “National Finance Chair” of the “ObamaSee full size image Presidential Campaign.”  Her job was to raise money, and lots of it for the Obama campaign.  As she comes from one of America’s wealthiest business families, through her contacts she was able to help raise millions of dollars to get Obama elected.

This wasn’t her first foray into politics either.  Penny Pritzker knew Obama prior to his Illinois State Legislature days, and donated heavily to his campaigns for the Illinois Legislature, his U.S. Senate run, and President as well.

To reward Pritzker for her fundraising skills, Obama nominated her for the Commerce Secretary position in early 2009.  Pritzker however was forced to withdraw her nomination due to her involvement in the failed Superior Bank of Chicago in which she lost money for some 1,400 bank customers. 

The Obama Administration defended Pritzker’s nomination claiming she stepped down from the bank’s board seven years prior to it failing, however evidence obtained by the Chicago Sun Times proved that Pritzker took a leadership role on Superior Bank’s board and tried to revive the bank by expanding into dealing in subprime loans, which ultimately caused the bank to fail and 1,400 bank customers to lose money.

As for her own finances, Penny Pritzker’s net worth is estimated at nearly $1.7 billion dollars, even after donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Obama for President campaign. 

As for the 1,400 Superior Bank customers that lost money due to Penny Pritzker’s “leadership”, they could easily be made whole if only Pritzker would pay the the $15 million dollars she was ordered to, but still hasn’t all these years later.

Bank regulators charged Pritzker and Superior Bank with “poor lending practices and sloppy accounting” and were preparing to cover almost $550 million dollars in losses at Superior, until Pritzker herself coughed up $460 million to cover losses over 15 years in order to avoid charges of fraud, a very public trial, and having to disclose her own role in Superior Bank’s failure.

Now, did Penny Pritzker one of this country’s top 200 wealthiest people get a pass from the IRS because she’s a “friend of Obama” and helped him raise ton's of campaign cash?

I report, you decide however If she didn’t get a pass from the IRS due to Obama’s “influence” then she’s the luckiest billionaire socialite on the planet.

Now, where is this in the lamestream media, or on Fox News? 

Hello Hannity?  Bill O’Reilly?  Rush?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Why Can’t Blacks Have Their Own Tea Party?

Separate But Equal, A Throw-Back To The 60’s

As it turns out, the NAACP is right, there are a bunch of racists in the Tea Party movement, unfortunately for the NAACP the racists in this case happen to be black.

This morning’s Washington Post Op-Ed section contains an editorial by a Sophia A Nelson in which she expresses her fears of joining the Tea Party because of fears of being labled an “Uncle Tom” or “Sellout” by her fellow black’s:

I'm supposed to be on the NAACP's side of this argument. I am a member of the nation's oldest black sorority and the founder of a national organization that focuses on professional black women. And I have a book coming out early next year on the unique challenges facing college-educated black women in the United States. I have a lot to lose by lining up with the wrong crowd: I could be pegged an Uncle Tom or a sellout. And so I have been fearful and silent. But I am increasingly uncomfortable staying quiet.

Like many in the Tea Party movement, Nelson is concerned about unemployment, the economy, and burdeonsome taxes.  She sees the larger picture in the black community which is actually hurting worse than they did under the Bush Administration. Real unemployment for black males has gone up nearly ten percentage points since Obama took office.  Where’s the hope and change? 

Nelson goes on to write:

Even people who disagree with me don't think that a public war of words over race is the best way forward. "How is condemning the actions of a few white fools in the tea party going to help put food on the table of unemployed black folks?" a black lawyer friend in his late 30s -- a staunch Democrat -- asked at a recent dinner party. He didn't see how an NAACP resolution was going to create jobs in cities where black men are experiencing unemployment at Great Depression levels. "The NAACP needs to come up with something better than that move," he said.

Further on:

Another friend at the dinner, a black woman who works for a member of Congress, agreed. "We need to wake up. Black folks are hurting bad in this current economy, as are many whites and Hispanics. We better start finding a way to work together and stop all of this racial name-calling," she said. "We need a Rainbow Coalition tea party to set this thing off before we all end up getting dumped in the Boston Harbor."

Do we need to look further to where the racism is?  It’s not in the Tea Party movement, it’s in the black community which itself is divided over the NAACP’s condemnation of the Tea Party.

Do we need any more proof that the NAACP is nothing more than a bunch of useful idiots for the Democrat Party in the latest race card play?  I think not.

Friday, July 16, 2010

A Must Have For Sorry Obama Voters

Introducing The Obama Bumper Sticker Removal Kit

Brad Stine, the creator of this video is one of my favorite stand-up comedians.  I’ve seen him several times and his comedy is always fresh, relevant and never obscene. 

Video dedicated to all you sorry Obama voters that helped this incompetent, arrogant prick get into the White House.

Are you sorry yet? You should be.


Obama: My Policies Got Us Out of This Mess

Acknowledges November Elections A Referendum on Him

There’s simply no limit to how low Obama will stoop to try and claim credit for something – anything.

Yesterday he kept saying “We fixed it” referring to the blown out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.  “We are monitoring progress” and “We don’t want to declare victory yet.”

Shit Sandwich

Who’s this “We?”

As if Obama had anything to do with fixing the well?  Quite the contrary, he pulled out all the stops in using the full force of the Federal Government in slowing down all clean-up efforts in Louisiana and never once considered using an Executive Order to suspect the Jones Act, which prevented all foreign assistance in cleaning-up the spill in the gulf.  Obama’s record in the gulf oil leak disaster speaks for itself, and the poll numbers show American voters are increasingly holding him accountable for it.

So when Obama says his policies “got us out of this mess” I have to wonder, just who does the smarmy, arrogant prick think he’s serving that shit sammich up to?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Response To The Republican Senate Leadership Survey

I’m Sure They’re Not Happy With What I Have To Say

The other day I received a “Republican Senate Leadership Survey” which as we all know is nothing more than a “marketing tool” to solicit donations.  A quick fast-forward to the last page validated that after I opened the envelope.

Not being one to waste a free postage-paid return envelope, I decided to give the spineless bastards in the “Republican Senate Leadership” a piece of my mind while responding to their “survey” (again, which is nothing more than a marketing tool to solicit donations.)

This is the second time I’ve received such a form from them, the last time being in 2008.  Frankly, I’m surprised I received another one as the last time I responded to them I was far less kind than I was even this time.

Still, I couldn’t resist putting my feelings about the sad state of the Republican Party on paper, after all they provided the postage-paid return envelope for me to do it.

So today, rather than an anti-Obama rant I’m sharing my survey responses to the “Republican Senate Leadership” survey and I hope you enjoy them. 

Comments welcome!





Daddy Plugged The Hole!

Right, Obama did it.  Yep, had nothing to do with BP, Obama “ordered” them to “just plug the damn’ hole!” and it was done.

After more than 80 days of Government interference in stopping the oil leak, BP finally did it.

Now if only the stupid bastards in the Federal Government would just get the hell out of the way and let the clean-up begin in earnest.

That bastard Obama deliberately used the Federal Government to impede the States from cleaning up the mess or preventing it from hitting the marshes and beaches of the Gulf Coast.  He did it to appease his ultra-left wing environmentalist nazi’s who want us off of oil, living on “green” energy, freezing to death in caves in the winter.

Someone PLEASE impeach this asshole for blatant incompetency before he destroys the country beyond repair!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Ronald Reagan's Tribute To Patriotism

No Better Speech For Today, the Fourth of July.

Makes me wax nostalgic for a President who truly loves this country, what it stands for, and how great its people truly are.

Not the worthless piece of shit that occupies the White House today, who hates America, hates what it stands for and for the most part, hates "We The People."

Our country is not lost however.  We came back from the malaise days and misery index of Jimmy Carter, we can come back from the damage that Barack Hussein Obama is doing today.  All it takes is a Reaganesque optimism and leadership that the American people hunger for today.

This November, we need to win back Congress for the Gipper.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

One Revolution Is Not Enough

What Our Founding Fathers Revolted Over

How about this July 4th we celebrate our freedoms like we mean them?  What would happen if tomorrow all American's suddenly woke up and were infused with the real reason our Founding Fathers revolted against the King and took it upon themselves to set this once fledgling set of colonies on the greatest path known to mankind, the establishment of freedom and the United States of America?

What would happen if tomorrow each and every American expressed each and every one of their God given rights from freedom of speech through the right to keep and bear arms?

No doubt people like me who secretly wish for a full-on revolution against this corrupt government of ours, and those who openly advocate for it are considered to be reactionaries, extremists and at best "hotheads" but let me remind you of what our Founding Fathers said, wrote and lived as they took on the King and his corruption, which in my view mirrors that which we have today in Washington D.C. 

Was one revolution enough?  Read these words and ask yourself that very question.  No doubt you'll join the reactionaries, extremists, and 'hotheads' like me.

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. 
(Note: Obama and the Democrat Party forcing government controlled health care on the country.)
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. 
(Gulf oil spill anyone?  Refusing to let the States protect their own shores, bogging them down in federal regulation.)
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people. 
(Obama Administration's continued refusal to secure our borders, bullying Arizona, threatening lawsuits.)
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.  
(Again, Obama's refusal to protect our borders while demanding 20,000,000 new illegal aliens/would be Democrat voters be nationalized.)
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers. 
(Obama Administration orders to drop charges against the "New Black Panthers" in a major voter intimidation case during the 2008 elections.  Also, Obama ordered Holder to drop any race-based cases for black on white crimes.)
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries. 
(TARP, Auto Company bailouts that directly benefitted the UAW, Obama bailouts of the SEIU Pension Fund and more...)

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.  
(CZARS anyone??!!)

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:  
(Obama's continued deference to the impotent "United Nations", his sign-on to U.N. accords that would ban gun ownership in America, his desire to implement  "Cap and Trade" as part of a government world-wide tax schem to stop "Global Warming")
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: 
(Health Care, 'Death Tax' and soon the largest tax increase in the history of the country, just 6 days away.  To say nothing about "Cap and Trade" and other taxes this Democrat Congress wants to impose on us against our will.)
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: 
(Ask yourself: what's happend to MY rights?  MY liberties?  MY pursuit of happiness?  At Obama's hands, you've become a TAX SLAVE, bailing out banks, automobile companies, unions and their pension funds and in fact other countries like Greece who've spent their way into oblivion.  Where were the laws to protect US from this corrupt regime from continually reaching into our pockets and seizing our hard earned money?  Those laws were obliterated by the Obama Administration which far overstepped its Constitutional authority in demanding all these 'bailouts' in the first place!)
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us. 
(Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona knows all about this, as do the good people of Arizona.)
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. 
(At the time, the Colonists relied on the seas and coasts along with their towns (farmlands) to make their living.  I belive here they're referring to their economic sustinence.  Obama's certainly wrecked our economy with all the bailouts, "stimulus" and re-distribution of wealth schemes hasn't he?)
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions. 
(Now ask yourself, this was supposed to be the 'post racial' President.  Has there ever been a time in this country when race relations were this tense?  When black and white couldn't have an honest conversation about race?  When we can't criticize a President without being called "RACIST!" I think that's about as bad as it gets.)
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. 
(By all accounts, the Tea Parties have been civil in the true American tradition of protest against a tyrannical Government, with millions upon millions of people attending them.  Yet, our petitions for redress against this Government have not only gone largely ignored, they've been slandered and mischaracterized as "racist" by an Administration that refuses to face the truth about its own failed policies, ineptness and incompetence in dealing with our economy and the state of this nation's foreign affairs, to name just two.)
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
These words my friends are not the rantings of a madman.  They are the words of our founding fathers and they ring as true today as they did some two hundred and thirty-four years ago.  Notice the parallels between then and now?  If I were to dig deeper and think harder this early on a Saturday morning surely I could find more examples than I did above, but I think you get the point.

Am I a raving madman, or am I simply a Patriotic American who's been paying attention to what this Government has been doing daily to whittle away our rights and liberties?

This fourth of July, celebrate your freedoms like you mean them, at the rate this Country is going we may not have those freedoms much longer.