A new slogan for GM: “Government Motors, Your Warranty is Government Job 1″
Barack Obama a/k/a “CEObama” takes over GM (Government Motors) and pledges the U.S. Government will now cover your warranty. After reviewing the U.S. Constitution, I was unable to locate the specific clause written by our Founding Fathers which provides dear leader with this power. Your car warranty will now be covered by the same bureaucratic efficiency of the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the U.S. Post Office.
The New York Post reported “reverend” Al Sharpton owed close to 1.8 million in back taxes before forging a deal with the federal government last summer. Al’s tax bill was apparently cut in half, and he was spared a jail cell. Before I file my federal taxes, I am requesting the Geithner-Daschle-Sharpton-Rangel tax plan.
CNN, a/k/a Communist News Network on this blog, may finish March in third place in prime-time weeknight ratings behind both Fox News and MSNBC. This would be the first time in its almost 30 year history that it would finish so low. The AP reported:
Through Wednesday, Fox was averaging 2.73 million prime-time viewers in March. MSNBC had 1.16 million and CNN had 1.14 million. The March ratings period ends Friday, and it’s doubtful CNN will be able to overcome MSNBC.
With such personalities as Wolf ‘The Weakside’ Blitzer and Roland Martin, CNN will continue to be a cellar dweller among its competitors.
“The GOP does not give a flip about community organizers…”
This nugget of news information from the Weekly Standard.
Mark Levin’s “Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto” couldn’t be more relevant or important. It is a masterful restatement of conservative principles that is succinct (205 pages) and yet comprehensive. It is thoughtful and deep but highly readable. It is timely yet timeless.
Conservatism is under attack from puffed-up liberals, feeling their oats with the ascendancy of President Barack Obama and the huge Democratic congressional majorities, and from a disgruntled group of conservatives who believe that conservatism, to remain politically effective, needs a face-lift.
Liberal columnists are writing with unrestrained glee about conservatism’s internecine wars, and conservatives are engaged in intramural debates about which principles and policies conservatives should be promoting. Levin’s book will go a long way toward muting the liberals’ premature gloating and refuting the arguments of those who, perhaps with good intentions, would hijack conservatism from within and transform it into liberalism lite, all in the name of political pragmatism. “An ‘effective’ government that operates outside its constitutional limitations is a dangerous government,” Levin writes. “By abandoning principle for efficiency, the neo-Statist, it seems, is no more bound to the Constitution than the Statist. He marches more slowly … but he marches with him nonetheless.”
There has not been a widely read conservative manifesto as such since Barry Goldwater’s “The Conscience of a Conservative” in 1960. Given the unbridled assault on conservatism today, not to mention the personal attacks on its leading proponents, we must celebrate the release of “Liberty and Tyranny” as the modern road map back to our conservative roots.
Having eaten, breathed, slept and studied conservatism, politics, law and history his entire life, Levin, who is my friend and client, is uniquely qualified and situated to have written this book. In undertaking this formidable task, he stands on the shoulders of the giants who have preceded him but has made those giants very proud with this work.
Don’t make the mistake — no matter how learned you are in politics or related disciplines — of assuming you have nothing to gain from reading a primer on conservative thought. This is much more than a primer. It delves into the historical and philosophical roots of conservative thought and ties them to America’s founding. It explains the enduring principles that undergird our unique constitutional system and exposes the dangers in continuing to violate those principles.
Levin identifies conservatism’s relentless nemesis, the statist, who seeks to grow the state at the expense of the individual and his liberty. The statist’s goals are clear, but his methods are deceitful: promising equality, security and Utopia but delivering tyranny. In the current administration, we are witnessing the rise of the statist to new heights. And he must be stopped if we are to preserve our freedom, prosperity and moral order.
When you read this book, you will learn or be reminded not only that private property and liberty are inseparable but also why. You will learn that a conservative is not only a free market libertarian but also one who believes in a civil society with an underlying moral order in which “the individual is recognized and accepted as more than an abstract statistic or faceless member of some group; rather he is a unique, spiritual being with a soul and a conscience.” You will be disabused of the myth that conservatives are fixed in some time warp that requires them to oppose all change. Rather, they believe in change as reform, undertaken with prudence — “informed by the experience, knowledge, and traditions of society, tailored for a specific purpose, and accomplished through a constitutional construct that ensures thoughtful deliberation by the community. Change unconstrained by prudence produces unpredictable consequences, threatening ordered liberty with chaos and ultimately despotism, and placing at risk the very principles the Conservative holds dear.”
You will learn the meaning and significance of our Founders’ belief in unalienable rights and that they are unalienable precisely because they come from God. Conservatism is otherwise unintelligible. “An individual may benefit from the moral order and unalienable rights around which society functions while rejecting their Divine Origin. But the civil society cannot organize itself that way.”
You will learn why interpreting the Constitution in light of its original understanding is essential to preserving our ordered liberty and how we’ve departed from those principles, as with the erosion of the doctrines of federalism and states’ rights and the destructive consequences that have followed.
Levin also unpacks for us the complex issue of immigration, the ravages of the welfare state, the liberty-threatening practices of the radical environmentalists, and the indispensability of safeguarding America’s sovereignty and national security.
As the Obama administration has unleashed its extremist statist agenda, it seems providential that this book is just now being released. If this nation is to beat back the current administration’s rush toward enslaving-and-impoverishing socialism, it must reclaim its founding principles, as brilliantly expounded in this book.
The problem with Obamanomics: $1.85 TRILLION* deficit in 2009
- Objective, nonpartisan, and timely analyses to aid in economic and budgetary decisions on the wide array of programs covered by the federal budget and
- The information and estimates required for the Congressional budget process.
According to the CBO’s most recent analysis, Chairman MAObama’s budget will reach a 1.85 trillion dollar shortfall this year. The CBO additionally reported that between 2010 and 2019, the government’s deficits will total 9.27 trillion dollars, roughly 2.3 trillion more than the Obama administration reported.
With Turbo Tax Tim Geithner at the helm, one can only anticipate more miscalculations by this inept administration.
The U.S. Constitution explicitly prohibits this type of legislative enactment.
This includes 85 Republicans who are identified below for voting with the Democrats:
Where is all of the liberal outrage over this “politically incorrect” comment by dear leader Chairman MAObama? America is facing its worst economic crisis since Jimmy Carter and his solution is to spend 40 minutes with Jay Leno.
Those Congressional members who continue to feign outrage over the AIG bonus fiasco, should take a moment to actually read the United States Constitution. As various Representatives and Senators discuss ways to retroactively legislate a “tax” on those who received a bonus, one can only imagine what unconstitutional legislation will emerge from the hallowed halls of Congress. I have three words for those members considering this: “Bill of Attainder”.
Article I, Section 9, paragraph 3 of the United States Constitution explicitly provides :
“No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law will be passed.”
In U.S. v. Brown, 381 U.s. 437 (1965), the Supreme Court held that the Bill of Attainder clause is to be liberally construed in light of its purpose to prevent legislative exercise of judicial power and to prevent legislative punishment of designated persons or group. Any statute which attempts to retroactively tax named individuals, or persons or groups who received bonuses, would constitute a Bill of Attainder and be violative of the United States Constitution.
Rather than debating unconstitutional legislation on C-SPAN, I would support Congressional hearings to determine who was responsible for the collapse of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
It was recently reported that Sen. Chris Dodd (DEMOCRAT), accepted more than $103,000 in the 2008 election cycle from AIG and that Dear Leader Chairman MAObama (DEMOCRAT) received more than $100,000 from AIG for his presidential campaign. Turbo Tax Tim Geithner, the equally inept Treasury Secretary, was the central figure in the decision to bailout AIG last fall while serving as the president of Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
The dumbocrats fingerprints are all over this debacle. This is exactly what happens when omniscient government bureaucrats intervene in private business. Had AIG been forced into bankruptcy last year, these contracts could have easily been modified by a bankruptcy judge. Watch Sen. Dodd”ge” attempt to explain his ”change” in recollection to Communist News Network reporter, Wolf Blitzer.
B. Hussein Obama’s poll numbers are falling faster than the Dow –
Polling data show that Mr. Obama’s approval rating is dropping and is below where George W. Bush was in an analogous period in 2001. Rasmussen Reports data shows that Mr. Obama’s net presidential approval rating — which is calculated by subtracting the number who strongly disapprove from the number who strongly approve — is just six, his lowest rating to date. Overall, Rasmussen Reports shows a 56%-43% approval, with a third strongly disapproving of the president’s performance. Source
The administration’s latest attempt at pandering to Islamic terrorists now includes refraining from using the term “enemy combatant” to describe the islamo-fascists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (“Gitmo”). B. Hussein Obama previously signed an executive order to close Gitmo within a year. In addition, the Obama Justice Department (“OJD”) is changing the required legal threshold to detain these jihadists. The OJD recently advised a federal judge that it would only seek to detain those who “substantially supported” the Taliban, Al Qaeda or associated forces, or those who participated in the atrocities committed on September 11, 2001. Engaging in typical Obama double-speak, the OJD failed to adequately define what “substantially supported” means. I assume this is dear leader protecting America from terrorsists, one executive order at a time.
Losing almost 300 points today, the Dow Jones industrial average closed below 7,000 points for the first time since 1997. All 30 indexed stocks lost value today. The liberal stimulus spending plan has miserably failed this country.