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Examiner.com ^ | 17 June 2010 | Dr. Jack Wheeler

Posted on 03/18/2012 9:31:15 AM PDT by Albion Wilde

It was a sobering dinner party last night... Hosted by a London billionaire in his exquisite home...but the conversation between the ten of us was stone-cold serious...

"You know what my biggest fear is?" our host asked. "It's not really Obama, for what he's done is to accelerate what the liberals have been slowly doing for decades -- so quickly that their socialism is obvious to everyone. Which means the solution is obvious to everyone. My biggest fear is that voters will give Republicans the power to repair America on November 2nd -- and the Republicans won't have the courage to do it."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
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To: Albion Wilde
Let's look at the Welfare Spending Chart from just before Reagan took over to 2010:

Kind of hard to spot when Newt cut it in half isn't it?

101 posted on 03/18/2012 5:12:37 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Albion Wilde

works for me!


102 posted on 03/18/2012 8:05:40 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Albion Wilde

That is everybodies fear, not only those people in the UK. We are in deep, deep trouble, financially. It will take 2 to 3 years before we can get back to our feet. I’m afraid that our republican politicians won’t have the nerve to carry it through. They can take a page from the Coolidge administration. When Coolidge administration got into power, They were headed for one hell of a recession, even depression. What this administration did was to cut government spending 50% and cut taxes 50%. Within a year, the economy boomed. But, those politicians couldn’t keep well enough alone, they again began to tinker with our economy, that led to the depression in the 30’s. If we were allowed to explore all of our natural resources, we would be the biggest exporter of oil, gas and coal. We could pay off our debt within 3 to 4 years, and we would again be the worlds lender. And maybe, we can again go back to a gold and silver currency. We wouldn’t have inflation, because our politicians wouldn’t be able to spend more than they are getting. And also, maybe we can do away with our income tax. We may even get rid of the 16th amendment. ONE COULD ONLY WISH


103 posted on 03/18/2012 8:21:32 PM PDT by gingerbread
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To: DNME

>>>Times are hard now and they’re going to get a lot harder in the weeks to come.

Obummer and his Marxist buddies WILL NOT yield the high ground quietly. They’ve been working for decades to reach this point and victory (by their definition) is too close.

I expect to see some triggering event by September at the latest. Once the “bitter clingers” start shooting, Obummer can impose martial law and suspend the Constitution — then all bets are off.

We’re sitting on a powder keg, folks. Please complete your stockpiles — soon.<<<

As delightful a fantasy as this is, my fears are far more somber.

Of course Obama and his Marxist buddies will not concede power, but both themselves and ourselves are Americans, and there are a lot of firearms out there. Gun control was a failure. A lot of us feel quite free to express our disgust at our benevolent dictators. This means that their acquisition of power needs to be subtle and slow.

Which is what they’re doing, as I see it. There’s no need for the gulags and Stalinist terror, both of which would inflame emotions against the state. What I see is endless regulation, for the people, of course, followed by this program and that program promoted with the good of all but which has the actual effect of enmeshing more and more of us into dependency on the government. And it will be done with smiling faces! Happy voices! Children’s voices speaking in praise! Of course people will choose food stamps over starvation, as they have already chosen government loans for college over washing dishes, government-backed mortgages over saving money, government contraception at no cost, and hundreds of other little things, all for us, which slowly erode our liberty and self-reliance. You should live out here in the Alaskan Bush and see what these ideas have done to destroy the beauty and strength of Native culture. Having perfected their techniques on Native people and blacks, the state is now moving in on the rest of us. You’ll notice that neither Natives nor blacks are fighting back. The rest of us won’t, either.

Keep your guns. Go to church. Listen to Mark and Rush. The web of dependency already runs deep. We won’t have a Bolshevik revolution, or even a Reichstag fire. The American version of the revoluton is more akin to cancer, and by the time the victim really feels it, it’s been too late for a long time.

God help us.


104 posted on 03/18/2012 8:45:31 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: Albion Wilde

Thanks for the ping!


105 posted on 03/18/2012 8:49:37 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Albion Wilde

The die was cast in November 1932 and we have been moving incrementally to Socialism ever since.
The Republicans have had umpteen chances to do something and have failed or just not done anything.
What happened to all those rabid Tea Party types elected in 2010, they did nothing after getting there.
They could have drawn the line in the sand in the House and really tried but did not.
It is for the most part over and has been. There is just no Leadership on the Right. If your pinning your hopes on Newt you are just wasting your time.


106 posted on 03/18/2012 9:13:18 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: b9; MestaMachine
I believe in miracles.

Absolutely.

POLITICS did not GET us into the mess we are in; and POLITICS will NOT get us out of it.

SIN has placed this country in jeopardy, and ONLY repentance will get it out.

April 15th will mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking.

And yet, here we are, still trying to rearrange the deck chairs on the USS USA, as she slips beneath the waves.

107 posted on 03/19/2012 3:57:12 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Romney wont stand up to the Moslems...

But Newt will...

Nana Nana Nana...

You have spent WAY too much time with MORMONs!

Muslims are NOT the ones who have killed over 45,000,000 Americans in their sleep!

108 posted on 03/19/2012 3:59:49 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Albion Wilde

Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;

They shall mount up with wings like eagles,

They shall run and not be weary,

They shall walk and not faint.

--Isaiah 40:31
 
 


 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                  

Are you still killing your unborn?

-- GOD



109 posted on 03/19/2012 4:05:24 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie; MestaMachine; Tennessee Nana

Good morning, Elsie!

While the rest are rearranging the deck chairs, we do have a candidate with the vision to save our ship, humble enough to know he can’t do it alone, and patient enough to let it unfold righteously.


110 posted on 03/19/2012 4:12:08 AM PDT by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Secede or die.


111 posted on 03/19/2012 4:12:21 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: b9

Then THAT will be the one I vote for!


112 posted on 03/19/2012 6:30:32 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: central_va

The nature of leftism is such that there is no way they would let a group of people peaceably break free from their stranglehold on their lives.

Leftists always cry out, especially with issue related to sex, how conservatives seek to control everyone,

but when it comes to the question of, “if a group seeks to break free from control of the general government, which political leaning, leftist or conservative, would advocate force to bring them back under control” the answer is obvious.


113 posted on 03/19/2012 6:39:47 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
people peaceably break free from their stranglehold on their lives.

Peacefully? Pay back is a bitch.

114 posted on 03/19/2012 7:38:37 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Aria
I think I’ll enlarge this, print that and put it in my car’s back window.

I thought about printing it out,taking it to a graphics shop and have them enlarge it to put across my car's back window!
115 posted on 03/19/2012 7:55:01 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: FrankR
Agreed,1000%.

We need a few more of those gigantic 9/12 Tea Party Rallies at the Capitol Grounds.....my brother and I were at that rally and it was EPIC! It just took my breath away to see so many good people doing what they could to be heard.I'd LOVE to see that kind of full-force physical presence again. It's waaaay overdue.
116 posted on 03/19/2012 8:00:17 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Absolutely right on the money!!!

The feckless, cowardly and compramising representation we have right now will not get the job done...

But, as long as we have the ability to make adjustments (changes) tothat representation, we can get through most of this...

But representation is a regional issue, what some want their folks to do is almost entirely different than what others in another demographic or region desire...

This one size fits all is an unrealistic expectation...

As for conservatives...True conservatives are hard to find that really get to work and do what they were elected to do...They run into a lot of opposition from likly “conservatives” who are not doing what they should be doing, and those “conservatives” that have been there for a while are more interested in maintaining those leadership positions than taking it to the political opposition, and leading those other members to the job that needs to be done...

I could care less if we ever do anything else in a bi-partisan manner in D.C. or any other level of elected government ever again...That has always been something that has work against us since they thought it was playing nice to those who appear to be more patient than we are...They know it’ll help them out in the long run...

We have NO such future vision in the Republican party, I do not care what some think about that either...Proof is in what we are going through now...

Just my opinion...


117 posted on 03/19/2012 8:15:03 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: gimme1ibertee; All

Too bad the TEA Party rallies and grassroots type activism is ignored by ALL factions of elected officials...At most you got lip service from the ones we wanted to bolster and support, and ignored, or at most, insulting terminology used by those we were identifying as the problem as well...

I guess it is just going to take a really radical event to force the cards to be played by those that do not believe we’ll fight for our side of the argument...They believe we do not have the guts to take it right to them in any way shape or form...

And even then, it might be too late...


118 posted on 03/19/2012 8:26:30 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: gingerbread

Agree with your post. Rocks in the road ahead, even if every person elected to office were Republican. The electorate itself has been so brainwashed by Marxism and prosperity.


119 posted on 03/19/2012 10:29:42 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

I’m not pinning my hopes on any individual here on earth. This is too big a mess. It will take years and concerted effort by a majority of Americans. Even then, it may not be enough. But that’s no reason to bash all of our contenders. They are the best we can do now. Failure to vote for one of them is a vote for the other side. I would prefer to give it the outside chance. People disrespected Reagan terribly, and he made mistakes, no doubt. But the good far outweighed the bad.


120 posted on 03/19/2012 10:33:24 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Elsie

Not sure why you directed “Are you still killing your unborn” to me, since it is not applicable to me.


121 posted on 03/19/2012 10:39:11 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: stevie_d_64
...representation is a regional issue, what some want their folks to do is almost entirely different than what others in another demographic or region desire... This one size fits all is an unrealistic expectation...

That's the way federalism is supposed to work. This huge centralized government is a travesty.

122 posted on 03/19/2012 10:44:50 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Doe Eyes
Kind of hard to spot when Newt cut it in half isn't it?

It is. It's hard to say what is going on, other than it's more every year. The comparison between 1980 and 2010 is horrifying. On the other hand, there is no comparison to the number of people "qualifying" for it, which is undoubtedly trending upward with intergenerational poverty; or the accuracy of the source.

Congress specializes in voodoo economics, especially the Dems. I remember during the fuss about government insurance for children, Bush offered an additional 15M per year, but the Dems wanted 30M per year, so they screamed "Bush is denying health care to children!"

123 posted on 03/19/2012 10:54:13 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Albion Wilde

Is that graphic yours? Is it copyrighted! I’d love to use it too but don’t want to infringe if it is your property.


124 posted on 03/19/2012 10:54:35 AM PDT by boxlunch
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To: redpoll

You speak truth. Only God can help us now. Keep praying.


125 posted on 03/19/2012 10:56:41 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Albion Wilde

Nothing personally to you; other than you are probably a United States Citizen and apparently you believe what the Bible says; I wanted to contrast the two opposing ideas.


126 posted on 03/19/2012 10:57:40 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Albion Wilde

You have lots of excellent quotes on your home page!


127 posted on 03/19/2012 11:00:29 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: stevie_d_64
We have NO such future vision in the Republican party, I do not care what some think about that either...Proof is in what we are going through now...

We do need to build the stable for the next two or three generations. The left has built their machine over more than a century. The right did not realize how much future orientation they would need to have every single day. Many well-disposed people simply cannot grasp why anyone would not want to be a well-disposed person. Free people do not see the need to stay organized against a threat.

And we were building on a long history of shared Judeo-Christian values. Besides FDR's heresies, the SCOTUS decision in 1948 to put the rights of atheists on the same footing as those who believe in "Nature's God" was the end of our Constitution. You can't have it both ways. Either their is a God or there isn't; no amount of believing in either direction will change that reality.

128 posted on 03/19/2012 11:11:55 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: The Great RJ

We already gave Republicans the power of the House. It’s the GOP stupid business as usual.

I think socialists (fascists/Marxists) own both parties. I think big business is socailist and their money is all that matters to the GOPers.

I think in their world they view global fascism as a compromise or “moderate” political position in competition with the DNC’s global Marxists.

Conservatives reject both. But we have no money for the third way - our constitutional Republic. This is why there is so much turmoil in the Tea Party.


129 posted on 03/19/2012 11:28:15 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Albion Wilde

Yep, thats why the persona of tht “one size fits all” doesn’t work...There are some people (liberal/socialist minded) that believe that...

And that getting any traction will be ALL our undoing...


130 posted on 03/19/2012 11:30:53 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: Albion Wilde; All

I agree, but it is a difficult thing to minister to someone who doesn’t believe (or want to believe) theologically as you or I do...

We look at a belief in a higher authority (God) as a personal belief, a free will as some may say...We knpw right from wrong in that aspect...

Where a person of a liberal/social belief in (God) as another source of “whats in it for me” aspect, as they do in EVERYTHING else they come across in their lives...And they pass that entitlement emntality down from generation to generation...

“Who is to blame for this???” They look at it that way as well...Instead of directing their efforts to picking themselves up by the bootstraps, they look to government to give them the assistance they could very well do on their own, and that perpetuates the cycle where it becomes an expected thing that when you are down the government is, and will be there to help...

And anyone that stands in the way is a racist homophobic, hate filled person who only benefits from the down-trodden of the world...Much less this country...

This country is already fractionated to a point where if we ever did correct some of the crippling entitlement attitudes of some of our citizens, I still believe eventually a split (politically, demographically, economically and socially) will happen...Maybe not now, but eventually...

Again, just my opinion...


131 posted on 03/19/2012 11:43:47 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: gimme1ibertee
We need a few more of those gigantic 9/12 Tea Party Rallies at the Capitol Grounds.....my brother and I were at that rally and it was EPIC! It just took my breath away to see so many good people doing what they could to be heard.


There will be rallies THIS FRIDAY across the nation.
All FReepers should try to attend in a city near you.
Click here to FIND A RALLY LOCATION NEAR YOU:
http://standupforreligiousfreedom.com/locations/

NOTE: All rallies will take place across the nation at
NOON LOCAL TIME, Friday March 23.


Here is the location for Washington, DC:

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue Southwest
Washington, DC 20204

Click here for an interactive map.

132 posted on 03/19/2012 12:30:06 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: boxlunch
Is that graphic yours? Is it copyrighted! I’d love to use it too but don’t want to infringe if it is your property.

Not mine. Came from the original article at the link.

133 posted on 03/19/2012 12:31:50 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: stevie_d_64
I agree, but it is a difficult thing to minister to someone who doesn’t believe (or want to believe) theologically as you or I do...

When it comes to the law of the land as handed down by the SCOTUS, I don't have ministering in mind to people who reject God. What I have in mind is that our legal system should not be continually sidelining the rights of Christians in case a small minority of atheists "feel offended."

There is no excuse for imposing the secular/atheist religion of homosexualist genital worship on Christians in schools or the workplace. They can do what they want in private. We should not be forced to say it's "normal", which is a distortion of the very word "normal" -- which means "what most people do."

134 posted on 03/19/2012 12:59:34 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Albion Wilde

Yep, but to me it has never been about the physical act of homosexuality that bothers me that much...

It is, like you illude to the constant attack of our morality, which tells us that activity is wrong, (so don’t do it, a simple concept I figure), so they go after teh benevolent government to constantly try to legitimize the “activity” on a variety of fronts, to get approval from governemnt and condemn those that do not agree with it...AND, to get benefits that traditional man/woman marriages receive, tax-wise and healtcare plans provided by some employers...

There is always a combo job with liberal progressive BS...


135 posted on 03/20/2012 3:47:58 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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