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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

You voted for a Socialist and this is what you get.... Socialism!!!

What a shock!

Al Sharpton tells you like it is......

Black Liberation Theology has Marxist lineage as indicate here...
Anthony Bradley of the Christian Post interprets that the language of "economic parity" and references to "mal-distribution" as nothing more than channeling the views of Karl Marx. He believes James Cone and Cornel West have worked to incorporate Marxist thought into the black church, forming an ethical framework predicated on a system of oppressor class versus a victim much like Marxism
Maybe some of your foolish people should have woken up when 'Joe the Plumber' extracted from the Obamessiah that he wanted to 'spread the wealth around.'

What American's have to look forward to with their 'brand new' world class healthcare system....

The beauty of the French system is something to behold. This is exactly what the Marxist Obamessiah wants for you!!!! Here. Maybe the food is better?

Quote of day......

"It is naive for any elected official, especially one who describes himself as 'pro-life,' to expect that a promise to issue an Executive Order that reasserts the intentions of the Hyde Amendment will be fulfilled by the most pro-abortion president to ever sit in the White House. Perhaps Mr. Stupak and his fellow pro-life Democrats forget that President Obama's first Executive Order was the repeal of the Mexico City Policy to allow for international funding of abortion."

-Phyllis Schlafly, president and founder of the conservative grassroots public policy organization Eagle Forum-
Well, it makes sense and is no surprise at all that the pro-abortion Democratic party has inserted language into the socialized medicine bills that will eviscerate the letter and intent of the Hyde Amendment that has been a rider on every appropriation bill since 1976.

Pro-life people will lose this battle since Democrats have consistently been the party of abortion on demand. The Trojan horse is already armed and in place. Good luck pro-lifers, Democrats like Stupak have made suckers out of all of you!!!!

And as I wrote back in December....
Anti-abortionists are fooling themselves....

If anti-abortionists think that they will ultimately prevail in not allowing federal funding for abortion, then they are not thinking. As the Democrats march forward with the socialization of healthcare in the US, it will be impossible to not allow federal funding for the procedure.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Good luck with this.

You will pay with your money, jobs and lives......

I won't. I already think that the great American experiment was already dead. The nation is now a land of entitlement where the government dictates what you get, what you pay and eventually what you think.

I do not want to be a citizen of that nation. i am working on getting my citizenship of the place I live, and when it is granted, I will be able to eliminate the cancer.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

China: the coming costs of a superbubble / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com

China: the coming costs of a superbubble / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com

The China superbubble.....

This interesting Christian Science Monitor article hypothesizes that China's amazing economic performance will face an inevitable slowdown. Government directed resource allocation inevitably causes an economy to perform worse than it would have without the government mandates....
Government is horrible at allocating large amounts of capital, especially at the speed it is done in China. Political decisions (driven by the goal of full employment) are often uneconomical, and corruption and cronyism result in projects that destroy value.
This is not only true for China its true for ALL governments.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Camera vs. pitchfork strategy.....

These folks went to their Representative to complain and have their voices heard but since they had a camera and the congressman did not want his response recorded (probably since these words would be used against him during the upcoming election)they were forced to leave.

I think that other constituents should consider going to their representatives with pitchforks and flaming torches instead since this will send a much stronger message.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The ultra-liberal New York Times runs a flattering story on what is really a messianic portrayal of the Obamessiah......

There he is. The great liberal Messiah. God on earth for the Godless Democrats. He is here to create the great socialist nation. Its really quite disgusting.

See the pic and read it here.

Moody's: US Aaa Rtg Would See Pressure On Budget's 10-Yr Projections - WSJ.com

But "federal and general government affordability is growing more vulnerable to any shift in market confidence that would lead to higher interest rates than assumed in these projections," Moody's said.

And the 10-year outlook in the budget shows a continuous rise in the debt to GDP ratio and in the debt affordability ratio. The outlook shows the ratio of interest to revenue deteriorating to around 18%, which was roughly the peak level when interest rates were high in the 1980s.

"If such a trajectory were to materialize, there would at some point be downward pressure on the Aaa rating of the federal government," Moody's said.

The rating agency said that the difference between now and the 1980s was that then, monetary policy, rather than the size of the debt, caused the high debt affordability ratio.
From Moody's: US Aaa Rtg Would See Pressure On Budget's 10-Yr Projections - WSJ.com">here. With the increasing government meddling in almost every aspect of the American economy, the landscape has changed from an economy that is based on innovation and making & delivering things that people want to an economy that is based on doing what the government mandates that it wants. This will inevitably lower the actual wealth creation relative to an economy that has no government mandates and this will lower the trajectory of GDP growth. As GDP growth underperforms, the tax revenues derived from this this will also underperform.

Its the slippery slope of socialism. As things slip, then government thinks that it needs to fill the increasing numbers of gaps that form with the same type of intervention. Intervention begets more intervention, this costs more and causes more slippage. Eventually, the whole things break like what has happened in Greece and Californian, and what will eventually happen in other European countries and US states. These countries and states will be unable to meet the obligations and promises that they have made.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Food fight.....

Who is who?

Friday, March 12, 2010

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

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The Sweden experiement is failing.....

The National Interest

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

You have to pass this bill so that we can find out what is in it......

This kind of comment is mystifying to me. Because it raises a few questions on how all of this works:
1. Under what theory it it necessary to pass legislation before letting people know what is in it?
2. Who is that will find out what is in it after passing it? The public or Congress? Congress, theoretically should know and understand what they are passing.
3. Or maybe its that nobody can figure out what is really in this bill and the only way to find out is to pass it, start taxing people for it, start rationing healthcare and only THEN will we actually know what it is in it
I suspect that this legislation is like a blackbox. We just do not know what is in it, how it will work, what it will cost or if it will actually work, but we absolutely need to have it and the only way to know these things is to dive in head first!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Vladimir Lenin: “Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.” .....

Now, back in 1927, an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said the American people would never vote for socialism. But he said under the name of liberalism, the American people would adopt every fragment of the socialist program…

One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project…Now, the American people, if you put it to them about socialized medicine and gave them a chance to choose, would unhesitatingly vote against it.

Vladimir Lenin: “Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.” | Top Conservative Blogs

Monday, March 08, 2010

Quote of the day....

Late last year, Democrats were marveling at how close they were to historic health-care reform, noting how much agreement had been achieved among so many factions. The only remaining detail was how to pay for it. Well, yes. That has generally been the problem with democratic governance: cost. The disagreeable absence of a free lunch.
-Charles Krauthammer, columnist-

The Hayekian view of the socialization of the USA....

The following quote from a review of the book, The Road to Serfdom,
Europeans also changed how they thought about equality and freedom. Insistence upon freedom from want displaced the yearning for freedom from coercion. Democracy came to be seen as a means of realizing an increasing number of social goals, rather than as a means of preserving freedom. To Hayek, these were dangerous errors. Democracy could only work effectively in areas where agreement upon ultimate ends could be attained with little difficulty. A democratic government could enforce general rules of conduct that applied to all equally (i.e. free speech and free association). Democracy can never produce agreement over policies that affect specific economic results. One always gains at the expense of others in such matters. Such Economic planning places impossible demands upon democracy. This is because pursuit of specific ends requires timely and decisive action. Democracies move too slowly to attain specific ends, so arbitrary powers of government will grow. A planned economy will ultimately require acceptance of dictatorship. This is a dire consequence, as it is the worst sort of tyrants who are most adept at wielding dictatorial powers.
The United States is moving towards a planned economy. As economic resources are doled out and dictated from Washington, the people will lose both their freedom to choose and their freedom to oppose Washington. The nation is already on the slippery slope and watch out how quickly it will all go bad.


Others inform me that this is both a more interesting Hayekian view and one that is more appropriate for my pages, so here it is.....

Selma Hayekian view that is!

Friday, March 05, 2010

For Americans... Some Hollwood Squares......

These great questions and answers are from the days when ' Hollywood Squares' game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted, as they are now. Peter Marshall was the host asking the questions, of course..

Q.. Paul, what is a good reason for pounding meat?
A. Paul Lynde: Loneliness!
(The audience laughed so long and so hard it took up almost 15 minutes of the show!)

Q. Do female frogs croak?
A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough.

Q. If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be
A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it.

Q. True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years.
A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes.

Q. You've been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman?
A. Don Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake.

Q. According to Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a party and you think that he is attractive, is it okay to come out and ask him if he's married?
A.. Rose Marie: No wait until morning.

Q. Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older?
A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency..

Q. In Hawaiian, does it take more than three words to say 'I Love You'?
A. Vincent Price: No, you can say it with a pineapple and a twenty..

Q. What are 'Do It,' 'I Can Help,' and 'I Can't Get Enough'?
A. George Gobel: I don't know, but it's coming from the next apartment..

Q. As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or less with your hands while talking?
A. Rose Marie: You ask me one more growing old question Peter, and I'll give you a gesture you'll never forget.

Q. Paul, why do Hell's Angels wear leather?
A. Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.

Q. Charley, you've just decided to grow strawberries.. Are you going to get any during the first year?
A. Charley Weaver: Of course not, I'm too busy growing strawberries.

Q. In bowling, what's a perfect score?
A. Rose Marie: Ralph, the pin boy.

Q. It is considered in bad taste to discuss two subjects at nudist camps. One is politics, what is the other?
A. Paul Lynde: Tape measures.

Q. During a tornado, are you safer in the bedroom or in the closet?
A. Rose Marie: Unfortunately Peter, I'm always safe in the bedroom.

Q. Can boys join the Camp Fire Girls?
A. Marty Allen: Only after lights out.

Q. When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. What will a goose do?
A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark?

Q. If you were pregnant for two years, what would you give birth to?
A.. Paul Lynde: Whatever it is, it would never be afraid of the dark..

Q. According to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with getting into the habit of kissing a lot of people?
A. Charley Weaver: It got me out of the army.

Q. It is the most abused and neglected part of your body, what is it?
A. Paul Lynde: Mine may be abused, but it certainly isn't neglected.

Q. Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do?
A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth.

Q. Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant?
A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?

Q. When a couple have a baby, who is responsible for its sex?
A. Charley Weaver: I'll lend him the car, the rest is up to him

Q. Jackie Gleason recently revealed that he firmly believes in them and has actually seen them on at least two occasions. What are they?
A. Charley Weaver: His feet.

Q. According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should never do in bed?
A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh

Thursday, March 04, 2010

We are waking up now..

But maybe it is just too late.

Oh yea?

Not only do they think that they are entitled to everything that you earn but everything that you own, including yourself, too. You are not an individual that has the capacity and capability to decide anything for yourself but someone that has to not only guided and cared for but one that HAS to do what they want you to do. Do you think that you or other people in the US have to be protected? You will protected to death. It may be just economic now, but it will be everything else later. Who is going to protect you from the leviathan?

I hear that train a comin' a comin' around the bend, the tax train is a coming and there is almost nothing that you can do about it......

The leviathan in Washington owns you and owns everything that you have ever done. Its their property and not yours. You think that you own your own body? Think again. Best of luck, its going to be so ugly and people are going to be so hurt so quickly that in a very short time, most of us are going to ask, 'What the heck happened?'

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Report shows government's liabilities surging - Yahoo! Finance

Report shows government's liabilities surging - Yahoo! Finance

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Spreading the Wealth Around.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Spreading the Wealth Around.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Interesting line......

Moreover, for the first time since the Great Depression, Americans took more aid from the government than they paid in taxes.
From here. So, what do you think about this? Is this collecting of aid a result of the severity of the downturn or something else? Well, it could be both and there is probably a dash of entitlement in this. Handouts from the US government are ubiquitous and if you do not take when it is offered, you are stupid since everyone does it. Getting back to the topic, there is no doubt that there was a severe recession and probably the worst since the downturn in 1973-1975. However, one of the major changes that went on since the recession of 1974 is that saving by Americans had dropped dramatically....

So, the US has had a demographic bulge that should have been saving and they did not. Why? They choose consumption over savings. Also, the opiate of Social Security and Medicare may have had an impact since people think that they have retirement savings offered by this Ponzi scheme. Additionally, government taxes are hostile to savings relative to consumption and people do not think that it is worthwhile to save.