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How America Lost its Freedom
Canada Free Press ^ | Sunday, May 17, 2009 | JB Williams

Posted on 05/16/2009 10:16:26 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

It’s now clear to most Americans that their country is not only headed in the wrong direction, but on the brink of complete extinction. In just the last six months, every major economic sector is speeding towards bankruptcy and the Fed has spent trillions in printed funny money, in an unbridled and ill-fated effort to buy up (not bail out) America’s free-market economic system, leaving the nation, its currency, its people - and yes - FREEDOM, headed towards imminent total collapse.

Opinions about how to save American freedom and liberty are plentiful. But without a proper fact based diagnosis, there is no way to know which remedy will save the day, and which might kill the patient. Before we can discuss a cure, we must carefully assess the illness…

(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; bho44; freedom; lobbyists; money; power
Follow the money trail. An interesting solution is presented in this article.
1 posted on 05/16/2009 10:16:26 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This is an excellent article, well worth the read. Nails trial lawyers and the AFSCME union as the - by far - biggest Rat money and vote suppliers. I’ve never seen these stats anywhere else.


2 posted on 05/16/2009 10:31:20 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
thanks, for the thread.

3 posted on 05/16/2009 10:31:27 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid / deadly things happen... :^)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Follow the money trail. An interesting solution is presented in this article.

That's SOooo True.
...When / If, I get a Job (Monday)...I'll contribute $$$$.

"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators." - P. J. O'Rourke
“The problem with socialism is that you eventually, run out of other people’s money.” - Margaret Thatcher
"There are two sets of rules. One set for the rulers and another for the rest of us." —Richard Yancey, former IRS tax collector

4 posted on 05/16/2009 10:42:29 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid / deadly things happen... :^)
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America lost its freedom in increments but is going in even bigger steps now.


5 posted on 05/16/2009 10:46:52 PM PDT by Republic_of_Secession.
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Enlightening as to the money trail. My question is since most of the members of Congress are lawyers determined to increase Government control and power how is raising more money to try and out lobby trial lawyers and the AFSCME going to change their mind? Wouldn't a litmus test for potential candidates be more expedient. IOW if you are a Lawyer coming before my county committee seeking the ballot line forget getting the nomination and use the money raised instead to elect a non-lawyer whose soul is not already owned by the dreams of power acquisition.
6 posted on 05/16/2009 11:05:55 PM PDT by Kudsman (Thou Shalt Not Steal - Government hates the competition.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
The pace is accelerating. It is hard to keep up with the day to day machinations, much less try to factor what each step may mean on the road of unintended (or intended) consequences.

According to the press, Obama is loved, Robin Williams will vote for him again in 2012, and (some figure over 50% of) Americans are happy as pigs in $hit watching the government take over industries, disassemble the free market system, capitalism, and their freedoms.

And our 1.5 party system of Government isn't going to alter course until we are all thralls of the state, or the system collapses on itself.

7 posted on 05/16/2009 11:07:41 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“ill-fated effort to buy up, not bail out America’s free market economic system”-—
that puts it EXACTLY right and would look REAL good on
a sign at the next protest rally:
Obama is BUYING UP, not BAILING OUT
WITH YOUR MONEY!
And you’re not getting any of it.
The LEFT is getting ALL OF IT!


8 posted on 05/16/2009 11:32:06 PM PDT by supremedoctrine (The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity---Yeats)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Read later.


9 posted on 05/16/2009 11:34:41 PM PDT by OldBlondBabe
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Americans gave away their freedom by asking government to regulate the free market, beginning around the turn of the 20th century. They, essentially, sought the free lunch, which isn’t free.


10 posted on 05/17/2009 12:34:24 AM PDT by Misterioso (IDD: Information Deficit Disorder)
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To: Republic_of_Secession.

Let us assume that the author of the above article is correct, and facts and statistics seem to back his assumptions and knowing and having studied human nature this never ending cycle appears to become stronger as time passes.

Now we have a president who is an outright socialist, you may argue that he is not until doomsday but again, facts, action and history of his back this up. One of his main agenda is to push for socialized medicine and if you believe that he does it for altruistic reasons I would like to sell you a bridge, you know where.

The main reason for the government to get and take control of the medical industry is to get another mind boggling number of administrative employs under their umbrella and needless to say all of them unionized and of course voting the socialist ticket. Once this happens you might as well forget about the “Great American Dream” as this will finalize the strangle hold of socialism. Obama knows this only too well, what is the main reason he is attempting to push Socialized Medicine through come hell and high water.

Once this happens, and I am afraid it will, what ever this great country once stood for will be become lost over time as it will join the ranks of second rate nations. As I can see it, the only thing what may break this never ending cycle which keeps on re-enforcing itself would be a natural or man made disaster of biblical proportions, or an out right war to shake our society all the way to the bottom of its foundation, perhaps this may help to get society back on the right track and recover our lost dream.

That is my take Saint Germaine


11 posted on 05/17/2009 1:28:23 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Bump for excellence.


12 posted on 05/17/2009 1:30:10 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: saintgermaine

Quite.
Obama is to the USA, as Lenin was to Russia.
Germany, in an unconventional warfare effort to weaken enemy Russia, shipped Lenin in a sealed train to be released into Russia.


13 posted on 05/17/2009 2:20:03 AM PDT by OldArmy52 (Mainstream Media cheered: Ascension of Castro, Chavez and now Obama.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
I share the author's indictment of lawyers in national politics, though GW, an MBA, was a disappointment.

Is there something in legal education that deforms reasoning? Maybe it is just the Ivy/Oxbridge world view, regardless of one's field.

Palin was refreshing, as an outsider in the mold of the Gipper. I hope she comes up to speed on the issues and tries again.

14 posted on 05/17/2009 2:30:10 AM PDT by SupplySider
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To: sheikdetailfeather
“A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” ~John Adams”

I suggest you read Andrew P. Napolitano's Constitutional Chaos: What Happens When the Government Breaks Its Own Laws.

"Napolitano explains several dangerous precedents in this book, notably:

-eminent domain abuse and the legal twisting of the "takings clause".

-the incredible story of how the FBI let crazy liar Emad Salem swindle them.

-journalists who have been punished for publishing information relevant to court cases.

-Reno's greatest hits: the Waco siege & the Elian Gonzalez kidnapping.

-Brandon Mayfield, a lawyer whose legal defense of the "Portland Six" led to his becoming a terrorist suspect by the FBI.

-closed hearings in immigration trials and the disappearance of individuals in "special interest cases" (!)

-Yasir Hamdi and Jose Padilla and the creation of the term "enemy combatant" and the weakening of habeas corpus."

"Unless you work for it, sell to it, or receive financial assistance from it, the government is not your friend". ~pg. 129 Judge Napolitano should be a Supreme Court justice!

15 posted on 05/17/2009 4:17:16 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
The stats are there and likely the results are correct. But, so far the responses on this thread are interesting. Look at this, look at that, but don't look at ourselves. Interesting.

My take is the author asked me to donate $10-$100 to save my freedom. I'd ask the author to donate it to who? Who should receive all those billions? The GOP? Hardly as far as I can tell, they are just as bad as the DNC.

The problem is the money in politics. Adding billions more to the parties that are already looting the system isn't going to save our freedom. My mom used to say, two wrongs don't make a right. I refuse to cast my lot in with thieves.

We have lost one of our very core founding principles. One the Founding Fathers even wondered if we had when they ventured out to create our new Nation. Virtues and Morals. The left has systematically destroyed that core principle to a free people.

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more vicious and corrupt, they have more need of masters,” Writings of Benjamin Franklin 9:569

16 posted on 05/17/2009 4:50:13 AM PDT by EBH (May God Save the Republic!)
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To: Talisker

Soooooo - that why Ann Cpulter talks the way she does about trial lawyers!


17 posted on 05/17/2009 5:46:28 AM PDT by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus - I Tim 2:5)
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To: EBH

Don’t give money to the RNC.

Find ways to give it to specific candidates in your district.

The RNC is not the only fund raiser.


18 posted on 05/17/2009 6:24:16 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: Daffynition

>”Unless you work for it, sell to it, or receive financial assistance from it, the government is not your friend”. ~pg. 129 Judge Napolitano should be a Supreme Court justice!

Indeed. He shows some good reasoning.
PS — I like your tagline.


19 posted on 05/17/2009 7:40:02 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark; Gator113

I was fortunate to find his book “Chaos” at a book sale and found it a great read. He articulates well what the Constitution was originally intended to do, and how it has been distorted over time by power grabbers.

IIRC, Glenn Beck had a show where a guest delineated a continuum of the Federal powers on a chalk board ...

<-Totalitarianism ......Obama.....................Bush.......................Founding Fathers ....->Anarchy

........the Founding Fathers intent being that the Feds were a very weak entity and how we have moved so far left. It’s our state and local governments who can win back our Constitutional republic, but We the People need to put them into office and pressure them to make sure they do it.

It’s interesting to see the recent bill passed in Montana trumping federal gun control laws for intrastate weapons, and the recent movement of states fighting back against the federal government. The timely issue of outright nullification of federal laws is now being brought up.

The tag credit really belongs to Gator113 ... he’s renting it to me for $.01/year. ;-D

FIY: Books by Andrew P Napolitano:

Constitutional Chaos: What Happens when the Government Breaks Its Own Laws

The Constitution in Exile

A Nation of Sheep


20 posted on 05/17/2009 9:36:38 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: Daffynition

LOL I see that you still have that. Good, you are more than welcome to it. ;>)


21 posted on 05/17/2009 10:48:37 AM PDT by Gator113 (Weak-coward-racist-white hating-lying-traitor= Surrender Monkey in Chief-B. Hussein Obama...)
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To: Gator113

Thanks Gator ..BTW your check is in the mail. $;-D


22 posted on 05/17/2009 11:00:21 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: saintgermaine

Not only that but Obama is a classic fascist as well because he was able to manipulate mass movement in support of his objectives which are sponsored by the foundations.


23 posted on 05/17/2009 10:11:21 PM PDT by Republic_of_Secession.
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