Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tennesseans, We CAN Do Better!

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

 Notable Quotables:

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"[65]),  Dubos writes,
"The earth is literally our mother, not only because we depend on her for nurture and shelter but even more because the human species has been shaped by her in the womb of evolution.... Our salvation depends upon our ability to create a religion of nature."
Al Gore
 "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: 
"[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.[63]
Quoting deChardin, Al Gore writes, "'The fate of mankind, as well as of religion, depends upon the emergence of a new faith in the future.' Armed with such a faith, we might find it possible to resanctify the earth.
By the way, Al, could you take a quick vacation back here in TN and make God bring down the temperature a notch, thanks.

 Bob Corker -Bailout Bob votes as he's told. He also tells us that repeal of the health reform bill is not going to happen, so just get over it, ok?
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.

Don Sunquist, ex-governor -Who can forget the man that had the task of implementing Ned McWherter's TennCare, Tennessee's socialized medicine program. Of course, what happened was that every moocher from 12+ states around got on the rolls and almost bankrupted our state. Don Sunquist's bright idea to implement an income tax was met with what we called the Tennessee Tax Revolt. For those that think a person being a Republican means they revere every tittle and jot of the Constitution, better get real and realize that most of them will vote away your freedom and hide it under 10 layers of legalese.

Bart Gordon - I remember trying to "Boot Bart" since high school. This Tennessee Traitor voted for Obamacare and everything else Nancy Pelosi tells him to do. I lived in the 6th district for a long time and I can tell you that this man in no way represents the people who live there. He'll be retiring this year and there is a slew of people on the Republican side running in this year's primary. So do your due diligence, and find out which one is least likely to stab us all in the back.

Jim Cooper 5th district Congressman - Another example of a Tennessee Traitor, he sold us out to the Obamacare monstrosity. How does a person like this even get elected? It helps if your daddy was governor. This guy is into all that green bullcrud we know is a lie. Check out who's running in the primaries in the 5th district, there's just so many good people running, it's hard to decide!
Steve Cohen - 9th district Congressman - He's the third and final Tennessee Congressman to vote for Obamacare, although Lincoln Davis did vote for that procedural trick they did to move it ahead, and then voted against it - so I'd definatly vote against him, too. The former mayor of Memphis is running against Steve. Your Tea Party choice is 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.

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