A few years ago, Reuters News reported that a nationwide poll conducted of the Russian people found that former dictator Josef Stalin was voted the third most popular historical figure. Over one-third of the Russian population participated in the poll.
(See the report here: Dictator Stalin Voted Third Most Popular Russian)
Can you imagine? Stalin just might be the greatest mass-murderer in human history. Estimates of the body count during Stalin’s reign of terror range anywhere from 20-60 million, and that doesn’t include the millions of people who were starved, imprisoned, and tortured but who didn’t die. Only China’s Mao Tse-tung rivals Stalin’s butchery. Then, again, many Chinese people still love Mao Tse-tung, too.
How is it that people can laud and honor tyrants and butchers? How can people so easily submit to slavery and despotism?
No tyrant rises to power calling himself a tyrant. Tyranny is never sold as tyranny. Every tyrannical regime of history considered itself to be patriotic and compassionate; and the people who supported and submitted to such regimes considered themselves to be patriotic and compassionate, as well. The police state is never called that by those who promote it; they call it “law and order,” “keeping the peace,” “protecting the homeland,” etc.
Ask the average American today about the possibility that our country could become a police state and the common response is, “That could never happen here.” But, ladies and gentlemen, it is already happening here. And, furthermore, it seems that the vast majority of the American people are all in favor it. Republicans love it; Democrats love it; Christians love it; politicians love it; police officers love it; pastors love it; school teachers love it; businessmen love it; everyone loves a police state.
Threaten to remove Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty, and Christians and conservatives come out of the woodwork in righteous indignation. Threaten to put a Nativity scene on some courthouse lawn, and Democrats and liberals come out of the woodwork in righteous indignation. But propose laws that strip the American people of their God-ordained liberties protected by the Bill of Rights, and conservatives and liberals alike, Christians and unbelievers alike, think it’s just about the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Read it all at Conservative Action Alerts.
Mutiny on the USS America?
Do you remember anything from President Obama’s State of the Union address this week?? It got the lowest ratings since Bill Clinton’s 1990 address — even the final episode of The Biggest Loser did better on NBC than Obama’s SOTU.
If a nation tunes out its leader, can the nation survive? Imagine if the Commander of an aircraft carrier got on “the horn” to the crew for his state of the ship address and mission statement, and only 10 percent of the crew listened. I’d say that would be a critical issue and the ship is leaderless.
Has America become a leaderless ship of state adrift in turbulent seas? Do we have anyone at the helm steering this ship, and does the captain of the ship even care?
The one clear statement made by the president is that he will take action without legislative approval. So actually President Obama, as the captain of our ship, has stated he cares not what the ship’s officers think, he will do as he pleases.
Read it all HERE.
A sobering new study published by the Journal of Wine Economics — yes, there is a Journal of Wine Economics — finds that alcohol consumption in American states rises as the population’s politics becomes more liberal.
The study by Pavel Yakovlev and Walter P. Guessford of Duquesne University in Pennsylvania shows a direct correlation between political beliefs and the demand for alcohol. The study compares sales of alcoholic beverages against the political leanings of a state’s members of Congress, as ranked by liberal organizations Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) and the AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE).
The research reveals that states with more liberal representatives like Nevada tend to consume up to three times more alcohol per head than more politically conservative states like Arkansas and Utah.
These findings are consistent with other recent studies in other parts of the world showing that people with socialist views tend to drink more.
Read the full article at The Week.
Meet Preet Bharara, the U.S. prosecutor who last week indicted anti-Obama filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza on campaign finance charges. Mr. Bharara is the snapping jaws of Attorney General Eric H. Holder’s junkyard attack dog and the velvet fixer of President Obama’s thorniest political problems.
Mr. D’Souza very well may be guilty of a few winks and nods that wound up violating limits on campaign contributions he was allowed to make to a friend running a long-shot campaign for the Senate. However, it does seem rather odd to handcuff a guy and set $500,000 bail for a crime that in the past has been pleaded out as a misdemeanor.
How exactly is it that one of the few movie directors in all the land not euphorically supportive of President Obama is the one who wound up having his campaign contributions scrutinized by the feds? Has the Department of Justice already combed through the $160 million Hollywood dumped into political campaigns in the past six years – the vast, vast majority of which goes to Mr. Obama and his Democrats? Yet the first hit just happens to be the one conservative in the whole bunch?
A constitutional crisis that tears the fabric of this nation of laws is a federal prosecutor who uses his office to advance political vendettas. Sadly, it is all too believable given Mr. Obama’s utter disregard for the Constitution and his administration’s willingness to use any lever of government power to intimidate, harass, and persecute political enemies.
Read the full article at Breitbart.com.
EVIL (only to liberals and mooselimbs) Israel…
If patriot groups want to escape government monitoring, all they have to do is call their meeting place a mosque.
“Republicans could be chasing Democrats around from coast to coast on Obamacare alone. But instead, they are picking a 3% issue and picking a fight with their own base over it. And they’re picking the fight now, ahead of most primaries and months ahead of the general elections. There is time for the badness that is “comprehensive immigration reform” to sink in and sink the party. If you think the media won’t take advantage of this and try to get Republicans in primaries fighting among themselves over this, you don’t know the media. Of course they will. That’s what they do…
Pushing immigration now undermines the case that Obama is lawless, since any reform depends on him to enforce it and the Republicans are in effect saying that they trust him. Pushing immigration now undermines the rule of law, which also runs against the ability to cast Obama as lawless. Pushing immigration now does nothing for the millions of Americans and legal aliens who cannot find work in the Obama economy.
Pushing immigration now is weapons-grade stupid. Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have struck the right notes on immigration this week. Boehner should listen to them. Stop throwing interceptions, please. Run with the Obamacare ball and wear out the Democrats’ defense. And then break them.” –Bryan Preston
Billy Johnson breaks down the issue of how the U.S. government would have to compromise its values to disarm its citizens.
Senator Dianne Feinstein’s dream of “Mr. and Mrs. America” turning in all of their guns can never be justified in a representative republic. Billy Johnson of the NRA explains why. And now it’s time for the gun grabbers to take their picket signs and go home.
Ben Franklin foretold out present president well!
The state’s attorney report on the horrific murders at the Sandy Hook Elementary School by shooter Adam Lanza found no “conclusive motive” for his actions but did document unsettling facts about the 20-year-old killer, including computer files he kept on the rights of pedophiles, a movie about man/boy love, instant messages concerning “homosexual fantasies,” numerous mass murder documents, and a computer game entitled “School Shooting.”
In “School Shooting,” an amateur computer game, “the player controls a character who enters a school and shoots at students,” reads an Investigation Report (DPS-302-E) that is among the 1,000-plus pages comprising the state’s attorney report on the shootings.
Along with the summary report is a “Review of Electronic Evidence” Investigation Report based upon an analysis of a USB hard drive that belonged to Adam Lanza. Among the numerous folders and sub-folders, investigators found a Text document entitled “pbear,” a document “written advocating pedophiles’ rights and the liberation of children.”
There also was a “writing” document entitled “Lovebound,” which is described as a “screenplay or script describing a relationship between a 10-year-old boy and a 30-year-old man.” This manuscript was apparently written by Lanza, according to the report.
Read the full article at CNSNews.com.
A visual summary of the SOTU