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.
“To avoid interference from Lieutenant-Governor Dunmore and his Royal Marines, the Second Virginia Convention met March 20, 1775 inland at Richmond--in what is now called St. John's Church--instead of the Capitol in Williamsburg. Delegate Patrick Henry presented resolutions to raise a militia, and to put Virginia in a posture of defense.
This is no time for ceremony. The question before the citizens is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery”.
There have been two parties to our current situation. One party wishes only good and truth for the citizenry , while the other uses subterfuge and stealth to undermine the foundations of our republic. It is not a cause for debate, the record is clear, the object is their power over all aspects of our lives. They must be stopped by any means necessary. The time has long passed for half measure of fruitless negotiations with an enemy whose word is valueless. Fascists do not negotiate after achieving power, they rule by force alone. They will , as they have already shown, suspend the norms and rules by which we have been governed when they can get away with it. Hitler and Stalin did the same thing.
Begin now to form your associations, ready to do battle. This fight can no longer be won by talk and meaningless conflict resolution. Drill. Former military review your history and remind yourself that those who died before you did not die for what this nation has become but for what it was when the Constitution meant what it says. Train and lead your friends and neighbors in a loose but prepared state. Do not be caught lacking the will or the instruments by which freedom is sustained. To the citizen. This is your time to step up and prepare. Do so and we have a chance. Fail and serfdom is your future.
Volumes have been written on the subject of the struggle between fascism and freedom in America. Men of all ranks have embarked in the controversy, from different motives, and with various designs; but all have been ineffectual, and the period of debate is closed. Arms, as the last resource, decide the contest. It is not for light or transient reasons we accepted the challenge to stand with freedom and against tyranny . If the power shifts to the fascists they will show no mercy in quickly deposing of our freedoms. It is the way of the Alinsky,Marx,Democratic Party model.. They must be given pause to reconsider their position for even they will not spare the artist or writer, the potter or peaceful tailor if it suits their ends. Prepare associations now for the gathering storm. Fail at your own peril because fear no, the reckoning is rapidly approaching, and each in your hearts know this is true.
The New York Times has lost all claim to respectability. They've abandoned any effort to be journalists and to write an objective news story, and have become Joseph Goebbels clones dedicated to propaganda and the "big lie."
To set the record straight about who is responsible for the present major mess in the financial markets, look back to the 1990s, and even earlier to the dreadful administration of Pres. Jimmy Carter. Can you spell Community Reinvestment Act? Sure you can. And if you're as old as I am, you watched with dawning horror as anybody, simply anybody, who thought it would be nice to own a $400,000 house even if he made only $28,000 a year, was enabled by these conscienceless people to buy one. Thus the present debacle. And the NYT, lost to all moral reason and conviction, wants to hang the responsibility for it on Bush, so that maybe no one will notice that the Big Bad Idea was a Democratic one. Ick.