Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Selfisness and Foolishness

I am once again posting from Mark Alexander and the Patriot Post. Some of you may subscribe but many do not and I feel that the message presented here by Mark is of great importance especially today when the survival of this Nation hangs in the balance. The first section concerns the "Selfishness" remarks made by Obama toward John McCain and Sarah Palin.
The section titled Braying Jackass is very important in that this is what we can expect to see from the left when Obama is defeated. Can anyone see a recipe for violence and danger here? You can be assured that this is the plan of the far left. They will attempt to disrupt the functioning of the government for as long as possible.
You will also find some comments made by readers of the Patriot Post and comments made by various sources concerning the state of this nation. The last comment , which concerns voting and who should and should not, is one I found to be very informative and I could not agree more with the writer even if he is a member of the LSM.

Read and enjoy and then please vote. The Nation's future hangs in a balance.


A virtue out of selfishness?

THE FOUNDATION: CITIZENSHIP

"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual -- or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country." --Samuel Adams

ELECTION NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER

Fellow Patriots,

Shortly after publishing my essay, "The audacity of deception," last Friday, I watched Barack Obama at a Florida rally, where he asserted, "[W]e want to do this, change our tax code [a.k.a. 'redistribute the wealth']. ... John McCain and, and Sarah Palin, uh, they, they call this socialistic. You know I, I, I don't know when, when, uh, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness." See the video.

I have never been so moved to anger by any presidential campaign comment.

John McCain has made "a virtue out of selfishness"?

You know, Obama insists, "I was just eight years old when [his benefactor Bill Ayers] was bombing the Capitol and Pentagon." (However, Obama was 34 when Ayers used his radical celebrity to launch Obama's political career.)

For the record, Obama was also eight years old when John McCain was a POW in Hanoi. McCain was subjected to more than five years of horrific torture by the Communist NVA, including two years of solitary confinement. As a Naval Academy graduate and aviator, McCain had requested combat duty and was assigned to the USS Forrestal. He was flying his 23rd mission as part of Operation Rolling Thunder over Vietnam when his A-4E Skyhawk* was shot down by a missile over Hanoi.

John McCain has made "a virtue out of selfishness"?

I don't need to read John McCain's biography to know his record of service, to know he puts his country first. A close friend and mentor, Col. Roger Ingvalson, had also been shot down, and was with McCain in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton." (As you recall, Obama supporter Jane Fonda posed for photos a few hundred yards away from where these two Patriots were near death.)

John McCain has made "a virtue out of selfishness"?

Which of these candidates has really made a virtue out of selfishness?

Wednesday night, Obama said in his infomercial: "Just because I want to spread the wealth around, they call me a socialist. The next thing you know, they will call me a communist because I shared my peanut butter sandwich in kindergarten!"

Of course, Barack Obama isn't proposing to "share" his sandwich. Instead, he's proposing to confiscate your sandwich, by force if necessary, and give it to someone he deems more worthy, assuming that you aren't charitable enough to share it yourself.

Truth is, it's unlikely Obama ever shared a sandwich with anyone. According to tax records released Wednesday, Barack and Michelle Obama had an average annual income of more than $500,000 between 2000 and 2006, but only gave two percent -- 2% -- of their income for charitable purposes.**

Further, it turns out that while Obama has been living well in his Georgian mansion on Chicago's south side, his illegal immigrant aunt has been holed up in public housing on welfare in Boston for the last four years, while other family members live in squalor in the shanties around Nairobi, Kenya.

So much for "spreading the wealth around."

Ah, and he insisted Sarah Palin has made "a virtue out of selfishness."

This would be the same Sarah Palin who brought into this world a special needs child, to love and cherish. Sarah and Todd Palin chose a life of dignity for their child. Ponder what "choice" the Obamas would have made had they faced similar circumstances.

Once again, Obama asserts, "You know I, I, I don't know when, when, uh, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness."***

Egomaniacal self-interest is the centerpiece of Obama's campaign. As I have written previously, John F. Kennedy, who Obama and his political don John Kerry hold up as their patriarch, closed his 1961 inaugural speech with these famous words: "And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." However, today, Obama has turned JFK's national challenge on end, essentially proclaiming, "ask what your country can do for you, not what you can do for your country."

So, hypocrisy is also a centerpiece of Obama's campaign.

John McCain and Sarah Palin have a long history of third-person living, serving God and country before themselves.

Mr. Obama -- on behalf of all American Patriots, especially those who have served their nation sacrificially, an apology is due, NOW.

Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis!
Mark Alexander
Publisher

*John McCain could land his A-4E on a surging carrier deck at night, but Obama had the audacity to run campaign ads last month saying McCain was "out of touch because he could not use a computer."

**Obama's running mate is even more miserly. The Bidens' income averaged $260,000 over the last 10 years, but they averaged just $650 a year in charitable giving.

***I have consulted forensic linguists who have analyzed Obama's off-script campaign remarks, and they conclude that the surfeit of verbal non-fluency (stammering) in Obama's comments are consistent indicators of his intent to deceive.

BRAYING JACKASS

"If your television declares John McCain the president elect on the evening of November 4th, your television will be lying. You should immediately pick up your pre-packed bags and head straight to the White House in Washington, DC, which we will surround and shut down until this attempt at a third illegitimate presidency is reversed. We may be there for days or weeks or months. But we must be there. We must be there by the millions. We must show each other, and the nation, and the world that we have had enough, that we will not stand for one more stolen election, that we will not give in to fear, lies, theft, and intimidation." --David Swanson, Washington director of Democrats.com and a board member of Progressive Democrats of America

CULTURE

"There's an old saying that you can't be half-socialist any more than you can be half-pregnant; get knocked up with a socialist fetus and you'll have to deliver a full-born Marxist. There's nothing in between. Try it, you'll like it, and if you don't, as the lads in the Gestapo used to tell people, they had ways to make them like it. ... Call Barack Obama's program socialism, however and he'll swear on a stack of Qurans it isn't. He calls it change. He says it's fairness, not Marxism. Oh? How does he explain the proven fact that he has been wallowing in a sty surrounded by fervent socialists and sharing in their swill for most of his life? According to Fox's Bill Sammon, his Messiahship recalled that when he attended Occidental College in Los Angeles: 'To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully,' he wrote in 'Dreams From My Father,' his memoir. 'The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists.' And that was his milieu for all his years in Chicago. To anyone familiar with socialism, Obama's programs fit comfortably within the pages of Karl Marx's playbook, the root of which is the redistribution of the wealth, the key to the entire Obamian vault. What's mine is yours, and he's the middle man. It's socialism lite, and it can only evolve into socialism heavy. Remember, you can't be half-socialist, and Barack Obama knows it." --radio talk show host Michael Reagan

RE: THE LEFT

"I happen to know the person who found [the 2001 Obama redistribute the wealth audio]. It is an individual person, with no more resources than a desire to know everything that he or she can about who might be the next president of the United States and the most powerful man in the world. I know that this person does not have teams of highly paid professionals, does not work out of a corner office in a skyscraper in New York, does not have access to all of the subtle and hidden conduits of information ... who possesses no network television stations, owns no satellite time, does not receive billions in advertising dollars, and has a staff of exactly one. I do not blame Barack Obama for believing in wealth distribution. That's his right as an American. I do blame him for lying about what he believes. But his entire life has been applying for the next job at the expense of the current one. He's at the end of the line now. I do, however, blame the press for allowing an individual citizen to do the work that they employ standing armies of so-called professionals for. I know they are capable of this kind of investigative journalism: It only took them a day or two to damage Sarah Palin with wild accusations about her baby's paternity and less time than that to destroy a man who happened to be playing ball when the Messiah decided to roll up looking for a few more votes on the way to the inevitable coronation. We no longer have an independent, fair, investigative press. That is abundantly clear to everyone -- even the press. It is just another of the facts that they refuse to report, because it does not suit them." --columnist Bill Whittle

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

"In Friday's edition, there was an editor's note: 'Should Barack Obama succeed in deceiving a majority of voters next Tuesday, our readers have suggested two methods of protest: Either displaying your flag upside down [a sign of distress] or flying it at half mast -- or both, for seven days, and doing the same on inauguration day, 20 January 2009.' Undoubtedly some of your readers will suggest that, when the election is over, as members of a constitutional republic, we are obliged to support the president. I would suggest you refer them the Samuel Adams quote oft published in The Patriot: 'If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!'" --Ft. Bragg, North Carolina

Editor's Reply: Indeed, Obama has never honored his Senate oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic" or to "bear true faith and allegiance to the same." He subscribes to the errant notion of a "Living Constitution," which, in his own words, "breaks free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution." If elected president, Obama has already, by way of his proposed policies, indicated he has no intention of honoring his presidential oath to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." Military officers in the service of the United States are bound by their oath to disobey any order that violates the Constitution of the United States. We operate under the same constraint.

"If Obama wins next Tuesday, our flag will be upside down for the ENTIRE length of his presidency!" --Cathedral City, California

"As frightening as the prospect is, I found your comment, 'Let's not go there -- yet,' extremely encouraging. It lifted my spirit. Thanks for having to courage to put it in print." --Bakersfield, California

"You know, The Patriot will be outlawed under the Obama politburo if he is elected. We'll have to go underground!" --Columbus, Ohio

Editor's Reply: Yeah, but we will still be "bitterly clinging to guns and religion," with a smile!

"In Mark Alexander's essay, 'The Audacity of Deception,' he notes, ' "Hope" and "change" may be pleasant catch-all bromides, but as Benjamin Franklin wrote in Poor Richard's Almanac, "He that lives upon Hope will die fasting." On change, John Adams wrote, "A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever." ' I would add that Franklin also famously wrote, 'A penny saved is a penny earned.' I guess under Obama's plan to 'spread the wealth around,' that would read, 'A penny earned is a penny to be confiscated and given to someone who did not earn it'." --Boston, Massachusetts

"In a recent issue of The Patriot, typically devoted to self-sufficiency and clear thinking, you ask for help after having given away over $6,000 in Shield of Strength tags, and for $7,500 for outstanding requests. While no one wants to deny the value of these, don't you think you ought to live within your means? Since when is the Army a charity?" --Col. (USA Ret.), Buffalo, New York

Editor's Reply: In the matter of Operation Shield of Strength, a side ministry undertaken voluntarily by our staff on behalf of our Armed Services, we rely less on "our means" than on faith that God wants His promise offered to men and women serving our nation. Our Patriot readers understand that calling, just as they do the calling to support their Christian brothers and sisters on our staff at the end of each year.

THE LAST WORD

"I keep hearing how important it is for everyone to vote. Let me be politically incorrect and say that maybe some people shouldn't vote. I know I'm swimming against the tide. Get-out the-vote groups now register young people at rock concerts. HeadCount cofounder Andy Bernstein told me: 'We registered over a 100,000 people. It is so imperative that this generation's voice is heard.' But wait. Is that really a good idea? Many kids don't know much. At a HeadCount concert, [ABC's] '20/20' asked some future voters, 'How many senators are there?' One said 12, another 16, and another 64. One girl guessed, '50 per state.' Most kids didn't know what Roe v. Wade was about. 'Roe vs. Wayne?' asked one. 'Segregation, maybe?' 'Where we declared bankruptcy?' Headcount's Marc Brownstein concedes, 'there's a lot of uninformed voters out there.' But he argued: 'Democracy is not about taking the most educated portion of the society and having them decide who's going to run the entire society. Democracy is about every individual having a voice.' I suggested that when people don't know anything, maybe it's their civic duty not to vote. 'It's an argument that really, really smacks against everything we hold dear as Americans,' Bernstein replied. ... Economist Bryan Caplan, author of 'The Myth of the Rational Voter,' points out, 'the public's knowledge of politics is shockingly low.' He scoffs at the idea that 'it's everyone's civic duty to vote.' 'This is very much like saying, it's our civic duty to give surgery advice,' Caplan said. 'We like to think that political issues are much less complicated than brain surgery, but many of them are pretty hard. If someone doesn't know what he's talking about, it really is better if they say, look, I'm going to leave this in wiser hands.' Isn't it elitist to say only some people should vote? 'Is it elitist to say only some people should do brain surgery? If you don't know what you're doing, you are not doing the country a favor by voting.' ... Voting is serious business. It works best when people educate themselves. If uninformed people stay home on Election Day, good." --ABC "20/20" co-anchor John Stossel

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do not be discouraged.. VOTE !!!

Fred Gregory

Mustang said...

I voted. I did my part. Now it is up to “the people” to decide their fate. This is the beauty and the beast of democracy; it accepts self-inflicted wounds. Now, of course, I am hearing stories on Fox News that the Black Panther organization is busy attempting to intimidate voters, not that they’ll have much problem doing that within pro-Obama voting precincts. It is only significant because it may very well foreshadow our future in America.

Admittedly, I am in a funk today. It is precisely because I fervently believe the words of Samuel Adams: “"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual -- or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country." This may not have happened in this country over several election cycles; it is definitely not happening now among those who opt for the new socialist state.

I lament our countrymen have arrived at this place, at this time, ill prepared to assume the mantle of citizenship. In both parties, I assume that a clear majority lack understanding or appreciation for the intent of our Constitution. Its design was to limit the power of government; those powers not specifically delineated to the federal government belong to the states. And yet, the past eighty years witnessed federal encroachment upon states’ rights and responsibilities, while state legislatures allowed their states to become whores for federal money.

I lament because it is not the place of the federal government to pursue any of the programs outlined by Barack Obama. Truth be known, both parties lean too far to the left, and the result will eventually ensure incorporation of state socialism. This is a bad thing.

I lament because none of alive today would be able to recognize our country 100 years from now. We witness today the fruits of the labors of socialists who so permeated our society, who seized upon our educational system with socialist bile, that few today understand the impact of inadequate public schooling in civics and government. The result is clear; under-educated citizens (nee voters) do not understand the consequences of their selection.

I lament because I anticipate an Obama win and the resulting “beginning of the end” of the United States of America. From now on, the Black Panthers and a socialist government will tell us what to think, what we cannot say, how much we must work for the betterment of others. Did I mention I am in a funk?

Ticker said...

Mustang I post this message of HOPE. Not the hope preached by Obama but the only REAL HOPE for this world.
Take heart my friend:

Ten Predictions No Matter Who Wins The Election



1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
2. Prayer will still work.
3. The Holy Spirit will still move.
4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.
5. There will still be God - anointed preaching.
6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
8. There will still be room at the Cross.
9. Jesus will still love you.
10. Jesus will still save the lost.

Isn't it great to Know Who is Still in Control

Anonymous said...

I'm still convinced this isiot can't speak without a teleprompter, or 3 X 5 cards in his hand. He is so out of this world, he can't communicate with people.

I think he is afraid of the military, because he's never served, and has no idea what service is all about.

Watch out, he's going to follow U.N. rule, and destroy our nation. He has the Congress full of his type to get the job done. He's going to finish the job the Clinton regime couldn't finish.

Old Rose