Let's review our glorious history, fellow Volunteers:
Andrew Jackson - While reviled for the unlawful and inhumane Indian Removal Act, Andy J did a few things worthy of manly imitation.
- President Jackson is the only president in United States history to have paid off the national debt.
- On a central bank (like the federal reserve) he speaks to our problem today:"Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter, I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves."-1836
Andrew Jackson sticking it to the Central Bank
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes. -1832
The Bible is the rock on which our Republic rests.
You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the grace of the Eternal God, will rout you out. (Speaking to central bankers - alive today, he might challenge some of them to a duel!)
I am one of those who do not believe that a national debt is a national blessing, but rather a curse to a republic; inasmuch as it is calculated to raise around the administration a moneyed aristocracy dangerous to the liberties of the country.
Davy Crocket, just go to my previous post where Davy comments on our current situation. We all know that Davy was his own man, and wasn't lapping at the trough of power to attain self-satisfaction. He would have considered such behavior pathetic.
James K. Polk - the only President to keep all his promises:
1. The reestablishment of an Independent Treasury System (keeping American's money away from the central bankers)
2. Tariff Reduction.
3. Acquiring the Oregon Territory.
4. Acquiring California and New Mexico.
He knew how to handle Mexicans, too! Although he created the Department of the Interior, if he were with us today and saw the waste, he'd axe it! Repeal it ALL, don't you know!
Carroll Reece -(Congressman 1920-1930, 1932-1947, 1951-1961) You may never have heard of this great Tennessean, but he was one of the few to stand up and question what role tax-exempt foundations were playing in our legislative policy, academia, and in the area of social engineering. On my roll, you will see a link under X-files called The Reece Committee. They did find out that big corporations, banks and these foundations were in cahoots, but the committee was shut down on charges of "intellectual McCarthyism" and obstruction from Rep. Wayne Hays, the foundation's point man on the committee. Congressman Reece was a member of the Old Right, a Taftee who believed in the most limited government possible.
So what happened? How did we end up with this??
Quoting Berit Kjos's book Brave New Schools:
René Dubos, a board member of the futuristic organization Planetary Citizens, carries Gore's thoughts a step further. In A God Within (the book Education secretary Lamar Alexander said "changed his thinking the most"), Dubos writes,
"Faith in evolution was essential to America's paradigm shift. First, it provided an alternative to biblical truth. Second, it built a much-needed "scientific" foundation for today's leap of faith into the new-paradigm view of the future. Many of today's most outspoken visionaries -- Al Gore, Robert Muller, Marilyn Ferguson, etc. -- base their hopes for the 21st Century on the spiritual evolution first popularized by the controversial Catholic priest and scientist, Teilhard deChardin. Notice how he fits everything into the context of his cosmic evolution:
By the way, Al, could you take a quick vacation back here in TN and make God bring down the temperature a notch, thanks."[Evolution] is a general postulate to which all theories, all hypotheses, all systems must henceforward bow and which they must satisfy in order to be thinkable and true. Evolution is a light which illuminates all facts, a trajectory which all lines of thought must follow.
Bob's also not a big fan of the Tea Party, check out this post at Terry Frank to see his attitude on it, also interesting anecdote in the comments.
He, along with Lamar, have voted for everything collectivist whenever and wherever possible. They both need to go. I voted against Lamar this last time, cause I'd rather have my liberal straight up than behind the letter R.
Charlotte Bergman, so check her out if you get a chance!
There's a lot of great folks running for office right now in Tennessee. We have a conservative smörgåsbord to choose from. The primary pretty much is the election, so we don't want to mess up and get saddled with a bunch of RINOs. We're running out of time to get back on track. I'm not going to do a detailed list of the districts, but I'll throw a few good names out there: Van Irion, running for Wamp's old 3rd district seat; Charlotte Bergman, a brave lady trying to flip Memphis to the land of the R; oh just go to this site and check out the candidates.
As far as the governor's race goes, you know I'm supporting Ron Ramsey because we've had enough of the Pretty Boy Brigade. We need real men who have principles and will stand up for them, and resist the coming collectivist tyranny.