What happens when there are no rules that apply to you? You can justify your previous wrongs by simply becoming your own rule maker. Thank you Chief Justice John Robert! I’m sure we’ll all get to make our own rules now, right?
Today is the day we give special honor to those who gave all for the freedoms we have taken so for granted that we have granted our government the power to take them away. The day will come when our government will use said military to control its own citizens.
In the mean time I honor the gift given to me by the fallen soldiers of the past and all who served honorably. Yet I also grieve for what I know is coming.
Talon’s Point of the Day is meant to be concise yet thought provoking. If you are impacted feel free to share the point with others, with or without citation.
Eat your own words, Debbie Wasserman Schultz!
by Michelle Malkin
At the end of 2013, Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz had some nasty words for yours truly. Irked that I used my Twitter feed to criticize her Obamacare propaganda efforts, Wasserman Schultz snarked back at me:
Classy as always. And completely wrong-headed as usual. Less than three months into 2014, how’s dutiful Debbie and her Dear Leader’s pet government takeover program doing? The most recent retreat measures — call it the Obamacare Endangered 2014 Midterm Democrats’ Rescue Plan — include:
Talon’s point today is based on a series of related tweets from earlier today as follows:
” I’ve said it before and will again. Obama is NOT the problem…he’s the symptom.”
“The ignorance of soft tyranny has lead to the awareness of hard tyranny. The GOP has helped make this happen.”
…. and to someone who thinks the solution is to simply vote GOP as if GOP wins have advanced liberty rather than the reality it has also attacked it….
“Sometimes you are better off with the tyrant you recognize rather than the one you don’t recognize.”
For several years now I’ve said that Obama may turn out to be the best thing that has happened to America both spiritually and politically in several generations. How can I such an astounding thing? Because before Obama, our once great nation was not only sliding into the spiritual and social abyss, we were doing so in our sleep. The rise of this developing tyrant has awakened the portion of America that is capable of consciousness. The other portion is of course suffering from a government sugar induced coma and won’t awake until they are dying from their coming real physical hunger.
Obama’s acts have driven the Godly, and many of the once Godly, to their Bibles and their knees. It has been the fulcrum that has wedged them out of their actual, and metaphorical, recliners and motivated them to reestablish or strengthen the faith they will need to stand through the coming storm. It has even awakened some who never gave God much thought but deep inside they knew spiritually there is no hope outside of the the Creator they previously disregarded. This storm will almost assuredly include open persecution of Christians, and to a lessor extent non conformist non-Christians who reject all intrusive government, not just anecdotal cases of persecution but full scale legalized persecution both sanctioned by, and engaged in by all levels of government. I pray this is not true. But every sign tells me otherwise. Let me quickly say here that I am not opposed to government. Our founders were right that it is a necessary evil that is best limited but nevertheless needed. Yet it is most capable of acting honorably when it acts minimally.
Secondarily, as I have already eluded to, it has awakened non-Christians at a political level. People from all walks of life, even some “liberals” who now justifiably fear they will soon lose all remaining social liberties in exchange for a system that takes virtually all they have and returns to them over priced and poorly provided “services.” Services that do not compete with what the free market is capable of. They recall images of empty Soviet market shelves and instinctively know we are walking the same path that led to mass economic deprivation.
Neither of these two awakenings, in my opinion, would have occurred under under John McCain because it was not occurring under George W. Bush. I’m not attacking these men. I am however confidently contending that their big government views intentionally, or unintentionally, have, or would have in the case of McCain, allowed the exponential growth of a government that displaces God with itself. I further contend that had Romney been elected, we likely as a people would have returned to believing this threat was generally over. As such we would have gone back to sleep as the assault on our spiritual heritage and personal liberty would continue unabated, just slower. Not because of Romney per se, but because the structure that allows the assault would only have been tweaked, rather than reformed.
“NY Senator Charles “Chuckie” Schumer would have you ignorantly believe that speaking out against government is an act of sedition and in need of being beaten into submission by blunt IRS force as Schumer calls for the IRS to increase their assault on Tea Party organizations.
The reality of sedition is however just the opposite of Chuckie’s delusion. The right to gather with like minded Americans and speak out against our government is sacrosanct in our Constitution with few exceptions. In fact Thomas Jefferson went so far as to proffer the option of the people to outright dissolve this government and start over. How could we possibly do so if we aren’t free to unite, financially, publicly, and otherwise, to communicate our dissatisfaction with government?
Senator Chuckie has in essence called for a return of the Sedition Act through bureaucratic fiat. I would contend the actual act of sedition is often when politicians call for the destruction of constitutional rights of individuals to speak to the government corruption those same politicians benefit from, thereby altering the original design of our government and negating the validity of the Constitution itself. Schumer should be held accountable for his war on the Constitution through his attacks against citizens who exercise their rights, including being punished accordingly, not that he actually will.” – Talon
“Alexis de Tocqueville was correct. We’ve chosen to be equal in slavery rather than unequal in poverty, and the Washington elitists couldn’t be happier with our choice.” – Talon
“A growing percentage of America’s shrinking middle class comes from government jobs. When the power to print fiat currency comes to an end so will most of the middle class, leaving an American Caste system with the vast majority among the poor. This my friends is why government is so hot and bothered over acquiring your firearms.” – Talon
“The man who would later become pResident lived with, and knew his uncle was in the U.S. illegally. This makes him an accessory to an illegal act.” – Talon
“Now that some Democrats are admitting Obama lied but willing to make excuses for said lies, it has become time to establish an official Obamacare theme song. On that “note”, and since he will be stuck with the bill as a young person, I give you “Lie To Me” by the talented young Jonny Lang.” – Talon