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Posted on 11/06/2010 11:48:09 PM PDT by Rashputin
We Won - Now What? By Pamela Geller
The Republican win on Tuesday was far larger than the historic takeback of 1994, the stunning rebuke of Bill Clinton that subsequently forced a chastised president to enact welfare reform (a flying-pig moment). On Tsunami Tuesday, the Republicans won more seats in the House than at any time since 1948 -- 65 seats, the biggest swing by either party in the 62 years since then, along with another six seats in the Senate. We changed the world at the state level, completely flipping 18 state legislatures, including North Carolina, which hasn't seen a Republican majority since 1870. The Republicans gained over 500 legislative seats. Republicans picked up at least 10 governorships, giving them more than 30. Think about that.
Even the sparse wins the subversive left managed to pull out on Tuesday were riddled with chicanery, cheating, union payoffs, and the buying of votes with "free lunches." Harry Reid's systemic corruption garnered a win funded by millions of dollars from public-sector unions. It was all in the game. Same for California -- a state from which decent, hardworking Americans (aka Republicans) have been fleeing, a state destroyed by a union chokehold.
The stakes could not have been higher or more serious in the triumph of the rational on Tuesday. But despite the voter fraud, the SEIU/ACORN thugocracy, and the illegitimate tactics, the people spoke, and the people won. Now what? We are done with big government. We are done with recklessly stealing huge private sector wealth. We are done being taxed half to death, our future leveraged and our competitive edge destroyed.
Obama still doesn't get it. Obama's tone at his press conference on Wednesday was still contemptuous of the American people and shocking in terms of simple math. He had the audacity to say this: "We should be able to agree now that it makes no sense for China to have better rail systems than us, and Singapore having better airports than us. And we just learned that China now has the fastest supercomputer on Earth. That used to be us. They're making investments, because they know those investments will pay off over the long term."
Singapore and China are free market economies -- laissez faire capitalism (though China is politically repressed, which is why they will ultimately fail). So here we have Obama whining about more successful countries that are successful because of capitalism, while driving America to the failed European model of socialism, Marxism, and serfdom.
In Obama's big government America, the conditions in which free men produce, invent, and prosper quickly deteriorate due to government taxation and regulation. Big government has been encroaching on our lives for decades now, and with Obama, the bottom falls out.
Higher taxes imposed on the rich (and the semi-rich) come out of their investment capital (i.e., their savings). These taxes mean less investment, i.e., less production, fewer jobs, higher prices, etc. By the time the "rich" lower their standard of living, those who work in their companies or subcontract with them will be gone, along with their savings and their spouses' jobs -- and no power in the world (no economic power) will be able to revive the dead industries: there will be no such power left. (In this I am paraphrasing Ayn Rand's words from decades ago.)
The Concorde was going to be the future of air travel, in which we'd bop from place to place in half the time. Now the Concorde is defunct. Kaput. Much like the environment for producers and businessmen, who are the "villains" of Democrats, statists, collectivists, moochers and looters.
This is the price of force. This is the price of coercion. This is the price of statism. This is the price of big government. The very idea of America has been subsumed by an enslavement mentality.
Every dollar the government robs from business, from the individual people, is a dollar that won't be invested in the private sector. Wealth won't be created, jobs won't be created, entrepreneurs and businessmen will be deprived of capital, etc. The United States was founded on the principle of individual rights -- government was designed to be small. The objective of the government was defense -- protection of individual rights.
What has the government done with the untold wealth they looted from the American people, other than sucking much-needed capital out of our free society to pay off their thugs, crooks, and corrupt organizations, and get-out-the-vote community organizations?
Government is not the answer -- it destroys everything it touches. We must take back the culture, because politics is merely a reflection of the culture. The left has the culture in a chokehold. They demonize the successful and hardworking and exalt failures, moochers and looters -- an inverted moral priority.
We are done with lies. We are done with "It's Bush's fault." We are done with "Obama inherited the second Great Depression." No. Obama's policies led to a great coming depression. Obama talks about Bush spending? The utter gall. Bush was Jack Benny to Obama's profligate Mack Daddy Warbucks. The left can spin it any way they like -- the economic emergency of 2008 was a direct result of Democrat entitlement/financial policy: Carter's Community Investment Act (CIA), Clinton's sub-prime push and the ensuing Barney Frank Freddie Mac/Fanny Mae plunder. I do not fault Bush war expenditures. We are at war with a ruthless, bloodthirsty savage ideology that has no humanity. No expense can be spared in defeating jihad. Obama's sniveling like a little girl falls on deaf ears when you consider the trillions he stole from us for no reason but to pad the pockets of his shadow government.
Our victory is the beginning of the 40 years war -- who is with me?
We will repeal national socialist ObamaCare.
We will destroy all old propaganda media. New media is steamrolling over the dead media walking.
We will repeal the financial reform bill that scapegoated business for the abject failures of the Fed.
We will take back the college campuses.
We will get on our children's school boards and, just like in Texas, change the whitewashed history books and review the syllabi.
Get government out of our lives. Dismantle big government. Piece by piece.
Deregulate business. Piece by piece. Sector by sector. Unshackle the motor of the country. Free the producer.
We will volunteer in homeschooling networks. We will donate and offer our services in our respective areas of expertise.
Unshackle America. Repeal "hate crime" legislation. All crime is hate. This is an attack on free speech. Islamic supremacists will invoke "hate speech" to kill free speech.
We will expose and prosecute the subversives like CAIR, ISNA, ICNA, ISNA and all Muslim Brotherhood fronts whose stated aim is "eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within."
We will call our mortal enemy by its rightful name: Islamic jihad.
We will turn the Muslim Brotherhood into the Muslim Little-Girlyhood.
We will stop funding Ground Zero Mosque Imam Rauf's fund raising junkets to the Middle East.
We will stop importing whole Muslim communities from Somalia under the "UN's Resettlement Program."
We will ridicule, polarize, and render irrelevant the dogmatic, evil leftists.
We will crush them with our logic and reason and concrete facts.
We will demand reasoned discourse and laugh at their ad hominem attacks.
RINOs will not be tolerated. Leave the party, join the traitors. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, take note.
Drill baby, drill.
We will raise the voting age to 21. Military excluded. If "children" are still on their parents health-care at 26, maybe 21 is too low.
We will mandate trips for key liberals in leadership to Iran, Somalia, Darfur, et al, to see the results of clitorectomies, stonings, and gender apartheid.
We will arrange for youth summer camps in Somalia and Darfur for Obama's youth corps, and tell them it's the peace corps for the lefties.
We will demand accountability from the United Nations, or withdraw from it.
We will save Israel from Islamic anti-semitism.
We will disqualify the Organization of the Islamic Conference at the UN until there is an Organization of the Christian Conference and Organization of the Jewish Conference.
This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. -- Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
The source of the government's authority is "the consent of the governed." This means that the government is not the ruler, but the servant or agent of the citizens; it means that the government as such has no rights except the rights delegated to it by the citizens for a specific purpose. --- Ayn Rand, "The Nature of Government," The Virtue of Selfishness, 110.
Pamela Geller is the editor and publisher of the Atlas Shrugs website and former associate publisher of the New York Observer. She is the author of The Post-American Presidency.
Geller is right the Democrats won the few victories they did Tuesday because they bought them with special interest money. If that wasn’t available, Reid, Murray and Coons would have lost.
And they have the chutzpah to tell us its business as usual? Hell, No! Its time to change Washington!
Put through as many bills as possible and explain them all to the country and watch the Dems try and shoot them down in the Congress or Obama veto them. In this way you get the country ready to vote the b#stards out in 2012.
It is hard for me to take somebody seriously when they make the claim that Singapore and China are “free market” economies.
That claim is a load bollocks.
Singapore does has a free and dynamic economy, but it would be considered socialistic by conservatives with its housing, education and health care policies.
The Singapore government also spend hundreds of billions of dollars investing in companies all over the world.
If the US government did that, conservatives would all have a collective heart attack.
China, which doesn’t have free labor, property, or capital markets, can in no way, shape or form be considered laissez-faire.
China, run by engineers.
USA, run by lawyers.
Thank you Pamela for all you do and especially the support that you gave Lt Col Allen B West in his successful campaign for Congress. I can’t see anything on your list that he would not agree with.
As long as they are good bills.
First priority, IMHO, is to investigate, Investigate, INVESTIGATE!
Mount show "trials" of the tyrannical features of Obamacare, and whatever else the current Congress has passed, and whatever Obama and his "czars" have done extralegally.
Investigate the harassment of Mormons for publicly opposing "gay marriage," and investigate the harassment of the investment bank types who were intimidated into giving up bonuses that they had legitimately earned. Delegitimate the disclosure laws which are the linchpin of unconstitutional campaign finance "reform." (Note: for those who are afraid of campaign contributions to Democrats, just think how much the membership of the AP contributes in positive unpaid publicity for Democrats, and realize that the limits don't do anything but regulate the use of technology for communication of opinion - which, in the founding era, would have been a precise description of what "abridging the freedom . . . of the press" meant).
1) Declare CO2 a non pollutant.
2) Get rid of the current tax code, roll all taxes and fees into a national sales tax with no exception. That, alone, get rid of 90% of the lobbyist in DC.
Geller says to hold the UN accountable. Accountable? I say
close the books on them altogether and let them know they are no longer welcome in NYC.
The House can defund the UN to the tune of $516 million a year (our direct payment) and over $2 billion in peacekeeping funding.
The nest of spies would have to relocate to Brussels or Geneva.
We have given the Republicans the opportunity to do the right thing, now, we must make them do it.
Very good article and a very good list. HOORAY Pam! Only the beginning...
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