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Book Review: Be The People by Carol M. Swain


Dr. Swain’s approach, to speak directly without tiptoeing through he facts with political correctness, is refreshing. Her personal history allows her to stand her ground and withstand any claims of racism or bigotry.

“The founders were certain that ‘piety and public virtue’ would help their new nation avoid decline and fall as prior societies had not. However, in contrast to the vision of many of the founding fathers, unprecedented numbers of today’s Americans have traded piety and virtue for the unfettered irreverence as they have emulated the immorality practiced by the fallen Greco-Roman nations and Ammonites.” ~ Swain, Be The People page 27

Carol Swain also wades, again without any hint of political correctness, into one of the most honest discussions of the brutal realities of racism, abortion, homosexuality, feminism, immigration and Radical Islam.

“For a brief moment in time, we believed we had entered a postracial era in American politics. We were wrong.” Swain, page 194

Be The People is an articulate, well-written and honest look at the state of the union as it exists today. America needs to reflect on the difficult truths that cover these pages. It has become clear that for Americans to Be The People, ordinary citizens need to join Carol Swain and call things as they are with direct honesty.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Hey Dude, Where’s My Melting Pot?


E Pluribus Unum…out of many one.  These words were placed on the National Seal by our Founders with great wisdom.  Immigrants once brought their hopes and dreams to our shores to become Americans. We The People are made up of many richly diverse backgrounds, which at one time, added flavor to the great melting pot that was the American culture. Now, through hyphenation and multi-culturalism We The People are losing our American identity that made us one people and don’t know who we are any more.

If we are Asian-American, Mexican-American or African-American out of political correctness, when does an individual become simply American? When does their loyalty lie with America first by joining together, arm in arm, to face both our problems and the world in unity?  It’s heartbreaking to see a Mexican, or other Latin American Country’s flag here in Texas flying over a small business owned by someone who has chosen to live in this country and reap the benefits.

We The People, if we are to survive as a nation, must again be E Pluribus Unum.

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One Possible Future


UPDATE: In the year since this was posted, it doesn’t seem quite so radical. The Gulf oil spill is the latest crisis being used against the American people.  Every day, I fear that we are one step closer to what at one time was unthinkable…

Explore with me one possible future:

“Now for tonight’s headlines.”  The newscaster took a deep breath and sighed uncharacteristically before he continued.  “With the support of all unions, the president has declared the Constitution invalid.  Here’s the Rose Garden press conference…”

“In the interest of global unity, I have declared the Constitution of the United States null and void.  It is no longer practical to allow the citizens to believe they have any influence on the future course of this nation.  We have a greater good we must deal with,” the president paused for dramatic effect, “and I will share what this actually is as you need to know.  Trust me.  In the mean time, I will be the absolute final authority on the American economy and the American people.  All voting will be suspended until further notice.

Now that there is healthcare for all, we need to control the costs.  Everyone is going to have to be realistic in their expectations for their healthcare outcome.  So, there will be mandatory genetic screening, if you have a genetic pre-disposition towards cancer, heart disease or obesity, we will ask you to report immediately for counseling and treatment.  This way we can assure that no one who deserves excellent healthcare will be denied.  Funerals will, of course, be covered by the Single-Payer option.

As for our carbon output, it is time for all Americans to tighten their belts once again.  To discourage the irresponsible use of electricity, we will add an additional 50% surcharge to your bill to help you remember what you’re doing to the earth.  I know there are Internet rumors that claim that Global Warming isn’t based in fact, but we’re going to err on the side of caution and make sure that we win this fight.  Also, all southern states, I know it’s summer, but you can’t go expecting a/c every day, all day.  You’ll just have to go green or get hot.  And since we’re already taxing all American’s in every way we can think of, you probably can’t afford it.”

You are probably thinking, the extreme picture I’ve painted for you above just isn’t possible.  However, it is just one of the many possible futures for America from the cross roads we are standing in.  Before you discount it completely, just think about the fact that the House of Representatives passed CAP and TRADE even though there are studies by MIT and other well respected scientists that say all we are seeing is the normal global cycles of warming and cooling.  Since it is widely accepted that there were at least four major ice ages, it is only logical that there were periods of global warming in between.

Instead, consider what is the motivation for those who are behind the strong push for policy change.  Money and power are at the root of everything we’re seeing.  When the dust settles, we’ll see who made the best deals and won at the expense of the American people.  The winners may be political powers from other nations, union executives and the Washington toads that have sold us out for personal or political gain.  Worse than what I’ve already described, now consider this. Is it that great a stretch of the imagination to believe that there are those in power who would gladly sell America’s future out and have us take on not only a global currency, as they have already alluded to, but come under the authority of a One World Government?

We have an obligation to the Founding Fathers of this nation, to our children and to each other to not sit idly by and watch as our Constitutional rights are systematically dismantled.  Unless We The People stand up and object loudly to what is transpiring in Washington, we will loose the right to disagree, to speak out against, to keep and bear arms and to keep the fruit of our own labors.

Cross-Posted at DirtyRottenScoundrels

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Socialist Attack on the Constitution


Our form of government was set up to have built in checks and balances so that no one body within the government could get so powerful they could ignore the Constitution and the will of the people.  Congress, the President and the Supreme Court individually have powers the others don’t.  Ideally, out of control behavior would cause the other two branches to stand up for the interests of the people.  We The People have to remain watchful.  If officials aren’t honoring their duty to the citizens of our nation, it is our duty to call them to task.

The often discounted and overlooked final check and balance on our government is We The People.  Our right to keep and bear arms is addressed in the 2nd Amendment.  The authors of the Constitution realized that if people should ever be denied the right to fight, the balance of power is shifted.  Any measure that takes away the right to keep and bear arms threatens the balance that keeps bullies from imposing their will indefinitely.

With the events that are occurring right before our eyes, we can’t take lightly the wisdom and the forethought given to our Constitution.  Wise men, who could not have imagined the technologies and advances we’ve made since 1776, crafted a document that would protect future generations from tyranny.

Many states are passing resolutions that re-assert the Constitutional rights reserved to the states and to the people in response to the unprecedented actions being taken by the President and Democratically controlled congress.  Bailouts, healthcare, and special interest pork spending are not in the interest of the American people.

There are individuals that have a socialist agenda who are systematically attacking our Constitutional rights.  If We The People don’t stand up and re-assert our rights as American citizens, we will soon loose the right to speak up and have a dissenting opinion.

Cross Posted on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

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10th Amendment & Socialism


Socialism: An economic system in which the basic means of production are primarily owned and controlled collectively, usually by government under some system of central planning.

Recently, a British retired physician needed an MRI.  Back home, it was going to be an incredible wait and this exam was to diagnose a life threatening condition.  If he were right, he would not survive the wait.  It was cheaper and faster to come to America to pay cash for an MRI than to work within the British nationalized healthcare system or outside the system and jeopardize any future coverage.

Is this what you want?  No matter how evil our current heath care system in America is portrayed to be, it is still the best in the word.  If our heath care were to be a single-payer system, this will bring us to the lowest common denominator.  A bureaucrat will decide whether or not you qualify for care.  What if you were the one deemed “not worth the investment” because your BMI isn’t within the guidelines?  When they embrace rationing as a cost cutting measure any one of us could be in the same position as the retired physician who came to America to get what he needed.

We all have to take a personal responsibility for the quality of our lives.  If we are going to have the best of everything, it will require working for it.  Today Star Parker in her weekly column had much to say about the uninsured.  We need to pay attention to her because she is a woman who has transformed her life by getting off welfare and getting an education:

During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama said “The reason people don’t have health insurance isn’t because they don’t want it. It’s because they can’t afford it.”

This is largely not true.

According to a new study from the Employment Policy Institute, authored by two economists from City University of New York (one, June O’Neill, spent four years as head of the Congressional Budget Office), 43 percent of the 47 million can afford insurance and choose not to purchase it.

According to 2007 census data, 20 percent of uninsured households earn over $75,000.

Regarding the remaining 57 percent, the authors call them “involuntarily” uninsured because they can’t afford insurance. But “involuntarily” is also a misnomer, because it implies no connection in how they choose to live to the fact that they can’t afford insurance.

The study provides the following portrait of this population: About a third are high school dropouts; they are disproportionately young; about a third are immigrants, mostly Hispanic non-citizens; about half are single without children; about 40 percent did not work during the year.

Pulling immigrants out of the equation, we’re left with an uninsured population that can’t afford insurance that is about a third the size of the widely quoted 47 million. It’s a population that is generally poor, young, uneducated, and not working.

We’re already set up to deal with these folks. Either through Medicaid or covering their emergency room visits. The operative question is do we want to further institutionalize this reality into a new national health care plan involving trillions in new taxes and programs.

I think the answer is clear: No.

(www.urbancure.org is Star Parker’s website)

The question that must be asked is why?  Why is it so important to Mr. Obama and his cronies that this agenda is passed in such a hurry?  Why do they want us all dependent on the federal government?  Because if America wakes up, their power will be taken back where it should be to the states and to the people.

10th Amendment

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

What this means is that We The People must speak up.  The Federal Government doesn’t have the right to force socialized health care on us because it wasn’t specifically given that power by the Constitution.  According to the 10th Amendment.  If a power wasn’t specifically given, then it is reserved to the State or to the people.  Therefore, it is outside the powers of the Federal Government to force this legislation on the US citizens.

Fax, call, email or sky-write your Congressmen and keep putting the pressure on.  Say NO to socialized healthcare!

Socialism: An economic system in which the basic means of production are primarily owned and controlled collectively, usually by government under some system of central planning.

Recently, a British retired physician needed an MRI.  Back home, it was going to be an incredible wait and this exam was to diagnose a life threatening condition.  If he were right, he would not survive the wait.  It was cheaper and faster to come to America to pay cash for an MRI than to work within the British nationalized healthcare system or outside the system and jeopardize any future coverage.

Is this what you want?  No matter how evil our current heath care system in America is portrayed to be, it is still the best in the word.  If our heath care were to be a single-payer system, this will bring us to the lowest common denominator.  A bureaucrat will decide whether or not you qualify for care.  What if you were the one deemed “not worth the investment” because your BMI isn’t within the guidelines?  When they embrace rationing as a cost cutting measure any one of us could be in the same position as the retired physician who came to America to get what he needed.

We all have to take a personal responsibility for the quality of our lives.  If we are going to have the best of everything, it will require working for it.  Today Star Parker in her weekly column had much to say about the uninsured.  We need to pay attention to her because she is a woman who has transformed her life by getting off welfare and getting an education:

During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama said “The reason people don’t have health insurance isn’t because they don’t want it. It’s because they can’t afford it.”

This is largely not true.

According to a new study from the Employment Policy Institute, authored by two economists from City University of New York (one, June O’Neill, spent four years as head of the Congressional Budget Office), 43 percent of the 47 million can afford insurance and choose not to purchase it.

According to 2007 census data, 20 percent of uninsured households earn over $75,000.

Regarding the remaining 57 percent, the authors call them “involuntarily” uninsured because they can’t afford insurance. But “involuntarily” is also a misnomer, because it implies no connection in how they choose to live to the fact that they can’t afford insurance.

The study provides the following portrait of this population: About a third are high school dropouts; they are disproportionately young; about a third are immigrants, mostly Hispanic non-citizens; about half are single without children; about 40 percent did not work during the year.

Pulling immigrants out of the equation, we’re left with an uninsured population that can’t afford insurance that is about a third the size of the widely quoted 47 million. It’s a population that is generally poor, young, uneducated, and not working.

We’re already set up to deal with these folks. Either through Medicaid or covering their emergency room visits. The operative question is do we want to further institutionalize this reality into a new national health care plan involving trillions in new taxes and programs.

I think the answer is clear: No.

(www.urbancure.org is Star Parker’s website)

The question that must be asked is why?  Why is it so important to Mr. Obama and his cronies that this agenda is passed in such a hurry?  Why do they want us all dependent on the federal government?  Because if America wakes up, their power will be taken back where it should be to the states and to the people.

10th Amendment

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

What this means is that We The People must speak up.  The Federal Government doesn’t have the right to force socialized health care on us because it wasn’t specifically given that power by the Constitution.  According to the 10th Amendment.  If a power wasn’t specifically given, then it is reserved to the State or to the people.  Therefore, it is outside the powers of the Federal Government to force this legislation on the US citizens.

Fax, call, email or sky-write your Congressmen and keep putting the pressure on.  Say NO to socialized healthcare!

Cross-Posted on CariRay

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Personal Responsibility


Consequences to our individual choices are inevitable. If you touch a hot iron, you are going to get burned. If you jump off a cliff…

Here we are, on the edge of that cliff called socialism. The question is are we going to get pushed?  Right now, we are talking about all of the uninsured Americans that need access to good health care.  Having been on the periphery of the health care industry for more than a decade now, I can tell you there are many programs that are already in place to help those in need. You have Medicaid, Medicare, CHIPS and county health care centers providing for those needs.

If this nation jumps off the cliff of socialism by pursuing the health care plans being torpedoed through the system, we will be making an irresponsible choice.  The proposed cost can’t be covered without confiscatory taxes to avoid new debt.  The people of this nation trusted Congress to guard our interests and protect our prosperity.  For this nation to survive, each of us will have to accept responsibility for the quality of our lives.

“It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.”

~~Hillary Rodham Clinton

“Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.”

~~ Booker T. Washington

There are no guaranteed outcomes in life.  Texans showed during Hurricane Ike that neighbors can help each other during desperate times.  Rather than looking to the government to fix every problem that we face, it is time to remember the pioneering spirit that allowed us to settle this country.  No apologies.  It took individual responsibility to survive.  There was no safety net.

Its high time for the whining to stop.  Entitlements are bad all around.  For the recipient, it enables irresponsible behavior.  For the taxpayer, it robs them of the fruit of their  own labor.  Instead of coddling everyone dependent on the entitlements, its time for some tough love.  Every parent knows that for your children to walk, eventually you have to let go.  They may fall down a few times, but eventually they will succeed.

Since our Constitution does not guarantee an income, government should not be in the charity business.  No entitlement should continue indefinitely.  This is an unfair burden on the citizens of this country.

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Stand Up and Be Counted


1930 Federal Census - RohnerSo, why would anyone care if the census numbers were skewed?  Consider carefully that if an area were to be tallied much greater than it had in the past, it may push that region past the threshold to get an additional seat in the House of Representatives.  Now say, you were reasonably certain this area would elect one party preferentially over the other, you might well have the motive for excluding the “Right-Wing Extremists” from the census process.  Without the opposition to keep everyone on the up and up, you would then be able to pad the census in left leaning areas and maybe lighten the count in the more conservative regions. Thus guaranteeing the dominance of the party in power.

There seems to be a systematic shut out of anyone who disagrees with the White House.   Bob Unruh with World Net Daily charges that there is a political policy in Washington that transcends federal agencies:

The U.S. Census Bureau, reflecting what apparently is becoming a political position that involves more than one federal agency, has listed “hate groups,” “law enforcement” “and “anti-immigrant groups” among those that would be refused permission to become a partner with the 2010 Census.

Who are included in these hate groups? Of course, those dangerous right-wing extremists, people who support traditional marriage, people who support the right-to-life, and everyone else Janet Napolitano had mentioned in her warning about hate groups.

In the interest of maintaining the iron fisted Democratic control of both the House and Senate, influencing the Census would nearly guarantee the eventual extinction of any conservative voice in Washington.  Unless we are willing to let the erosion of our Constitutional rights continue, we must stand up and be counted in the census, in the polls and hopefully be heard in the media.  God Bless America!

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