We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Photo: That's the 28' Whaler my group is leasing down in RI for the summer (this weekend-Sept 15). 6 guys, and we draw lots by the week. Definitely the best way to have a boat. The only downside is that you have to leave it clean when you finish your assigned times. What's the main cleaning task? Seagull crap. Also, fish scales.
If the government nationalizes medicine first then we will all die earlier. If they nationalize the oil companies first and then medicine we will all die earlier in the dark.
They have done such a good job with education (failing), the post office (UPS and Fedex made millions because the government monopoly could not provide the service needed), the criminal justice system (I just read John Grisham's "Innocent Man", fightening), border protection (none here in TX), Social Security (They cannot even run a simple pension plan.), etc, etc.
When the government runs the oil companies - gasoline for the "rich " will be $10.00 per gallon and the "poor" will have gas stamps.
In the modern era, which I will take the liberty of defining from FDR's first term forward the Democrats had control of Congress for more than 40 years. In that time they have never had but one focus. To continue to enlarge the state, the governments role in every aspect of the citizenry's life. They have never run a campaign to limit government.
This of course was by necessity. They have ,in the modern era, a coalition of disparate groups that needed satisfying, which means redistribution of income, given the makeup of those constituencies. Initially mafia controlled big labor, the Jews, and the blacks. Later the anti war Marxists,blacks, Jews' and a waning labor movement , and now a great effort to co opt the Mexicans into their camp.
[und]And it is always done with lies[/und] Not the kind of lies that protect national security,(although they are certainly willing to sell those off too) but simply lies to retain power. As we have seen since the release of the Venona Papers right through the Tonkin Gulf Resolution , "Dear Comandante Letter" and Ted Kennedy's treason with Yuri Andropov to today's John Murtha,Tom Harkin, and Nancy Pelosi trips to the ME in attempts to conduct a treasonous foreign policy the Democrats don't care but for one thing ..... gaining and maintaining POWER. I say without equivocation that the Democratic Party is our party of treachery and a genuine danger to this country.
This is why I have often said to keep your powder dry for since the dawn of governments intelligent men have known that governments are dangerous and inimical to individual freedom. The form of government makes no difference.
That is why both BD and I believe this elections ultimate nexus of power isn't just four years of Marxist presidential leadership , it is fifty years of Marxists Supreme Court rulings.
If it comes to pass they'll be revolution within ten years. The Declaration of Independence demands it as does the moral obligation of mankind to freedom of the individual.
Many of you will snicker at the thought and remain unprepared because it's prospect seems so unlikely. So did American Independence, in the beginning.
Habu, only the smug and ignorant snicker, I think alot of people are getting prepared. You are DEAD right on SCOTUS it will be enlarged. Guess who already has a seat if the Dems come to power HILLARY, dont think for a second that it can't happen. She can do more damage there then any where else.
The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, an ultra-left class warrior, aggressive proponent of high taxes, defender of the inheritance tax, is also a wealthy heiress who to avoid paying the tax on her own inheritance used a technicality to fight the IRS all the way to the Supreme Court, where apparently the gov't settled with her -- i suppose so that she could get back to her magazine and keep up her crusade for more taxes on "everybody but her".