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Creeping Tyranny

Posted in America, Tyranny on January 31, 2014 by desertdweller

Don’t expect to wake up one day and find we’ve emerged from the sunshine of liberty and stepped into the fog of tyranny.  The transition will be subtle.  The Overton Window will shift to tyranny as the public, with the aid of media, popular culture and those in power row forward.

President Obama seems aware of this concept, with claims of Executive Authority (over the authority of Congress), and now this.

President Barack Obama used his time on a Google hangout Friday to say he wants to push ahead with some version of net neutrality regulations despite an appeals court ruling this month that struck down the existing Federal Communication Commission regulation over Internet providers.

He said that the government has to respect the court’s ruling “initially,” but that there may be other avenues for government regulation.

[Emphasis mine.]

Just what “other avenues” are considered in the Constitution?

Can’t think of any.

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Senator Mike Lee’s Response to the Annual Presidential Campaign Speech

Posted in America, Economy, Tea Party, Washington on January 31, 2014 by desertdweller

Full transcript available here.  Notably, Senator Lee addresses the administration’s false concept that government is the way to solve “inequality” when the administration’s notion of “inequality” is created by … the administration.

But where does this new inequality come from? From government — every time it takes rights and opportunities away from the American people and gives them instead to politicians, bureaucrats, and special interests.

Inequality – real inequality – is trapping poor children in failing schools to benefit bureaucrats and union bosses. It’s penalizing low-income parents for getting married, or getting better jobs.

It’s guaranteeing insurance companies taxpayer bailouts if Obamacare cuts into their profits.

Inequality is blocking thousands of middle-class jobs in the energy industry as a favor to partisan donors and radical environmental activists.

Inequality is denying viable, unborn children any protection under the law, while exempting unsanitary, late-term abortion clinics from basic safety standards.

It’s denying citizens their right to define marriage in their states as traditionally or as broadly as their diverse values dictate.

It’s the federal government hurting rural communities, especially in the west, by controlling and mismanaging public lands.

It’s changing laws without congressional approval, and spying on American citizens without constitutional authority.

And of course, Obamacare – all by itself – is an inequality Godzilla that has robbed working families of their insurance, their doctors, their wages and their jobs. Many Americans are now seeing why some of us fought so hard to stop this train-wreck over the last four years.

Government-driven inequality is the reason why, as hard-working families across the country struggle to make ends meet, six of the ten wealthiest counties in America are now suburbs of Washington, D.C.

“Radicalization” is a myth?

Posted in America, Islam, Terrorism on April 23, 2013 by desertdweller

[Updated: fix attribution of the site hosting Walid Shoebat’s article.]

Walid Shoebat posts an exposé at The Right Scoop The Boston Bombers Radicalization (Myth vs. Fact)  after the Boston Marathon bombers were identified as Islamists.   Radicalization is not a “slow-cook” process:

Western research into ‘radicalization’ is all based on a myth; there is no slow-cooking-crock-pot and there is no process in which moderate Muslims get ‘radicalized’. Fact is, ‘radicalization,’ if indeed this term is the proper term, is not a process, but rather a button which can be pushed in seconds that transform Muslims into terrorists.

Was the older brother a “martyr?”

Americans need to monitor Tsarnaev’s funeral. Will he be washed and shrouded with white cloth or will he be buried whole in his original clothes in which he died? This makes a big difference, since the second choice would mean that the family believes in his martyrdom.

Get real, America!

Two Paths

Posted in America on October 9, 2012 by desertdweller