Sunday, December 28, 2008

Book: Common Sense, Rights of Man, and Other Essential Writings of Thomas Paine

My wife Cheryl got me a very thoughtful gift for Christmas; the book "Common Sense, Rights of Man, and Other Essential Writings of Thomas Paine".

by Thomas Paine (Author), Jr., Jack Fruchtman (Foreword), Sidney Hook (Introduction)

I'm just now getting into it, but I'm already familiar with "The Crisis" and revere Thomas Pain as one of my founding heroes.

I've added it to my list of "Good Books" as I'm sure this is essential reading for any modern day American patriot.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

By What Authority? - Fed approved money for GMAC

We got our daughters a Wii for Christmas, and I was exploring the features after connecting it to the wireless router and was browsing the news and came across the article "Fed lets GMAC tap bailout fund" by MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Dec. 24, 2008, 8:50PM. (read)

The Fed announced Wednesday that it had approved GMAC Financial Services’ request to become a bank holding company. That designation makes GMAC eligible to receive a portion of the bailout fund and get emergency loans directly from the Fed.


How can a private corporation have that kind of power?

Is this how we want our money handled? Our elected officials in the Executive and Legislative branches have allocated $700B of the sovereign's, the people's, our, future property to be distributed by the will of a private corporation, The Federal Reserve, to another corporation.

The company is 51 percent owned by Cerberus Capital Management, the investment fund that also owns Chrysler. GM owns the remaining 49 percent of the company.

Under the Fed’s order, Cerberus and GM, whose businesses are mainly outside banking, would both have to significantly reduce their ownership stakes in GMAC. GM has committed to reducing its ownership in GMAC to less than 10 percent. Cerberus was ordered to reduce its stake to 33 percent of total equity in the company.

Under the Fed's ORDER! Who's running our country? Who's giving orders? Is this capitalism? Is this a free market economy? Is this what Thomas Jefferson and John Adam's envisioned? Who's giving order's to the Fed? Or, can the Fed do whatever it pleases? Is this a violation of our constitution? I don't think so? Not one corporation manipulating another corporation. And for what?

GM's ownership is being reduced from 49% to 9% and Cerberus's ownership is being reduced from 51% to 33%. Together they previously owned 100% of GMAC; that is being reduced to a combined ownership of 42%. Who will own the remaining, controlling 58%? The Fed? The government? The people?


Why not sell GMAC outright and be done with it. It's a failing company! Who would want it? I don't! So why is my property being used for some bad corporate investment? What's in it for me? And, what about the government that gave the Fed my property to waste and abuse? Now that must be unconstitutional; if not it should be! We should take away from our government the power to give the people's taxed property over to a corporation!

I just read through our constitution and I could not find in section 8 of article 1, where congress has any power to use taxes to buy corporations, nor give them any money from the treasury, nor transfer any such power to a corporation.

Why not let GMAC exercise the bankruptcy laws that Congress constitutionally established according to section 8 of article 1?

It seems to me that the Fed is obstructing the course designed by congress to be taken to rectify this type of corporate business failure and promote the general welfare.

Now, who is going to stop the Fed? Is that the job of our government?

Who is going to hold our government accountable for the constitutional violation of assuming powers that it does not have; that we have not granted it.

We must hold accountable those fellow countrymen that we have elected to serve us under oath to honor and uphold our national constitutional laws.

They have usurped their enumerated powers. This is but one case.

Is our liberty, property, and ability to pursue happiness being protected or infringed upon here?

It's one or the other and I say that our natural rights that we established our government to protect and uphold are being infringed upon.

  1. Cerberus Capital Management

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone out there has had a wonderful Christmas holiday!

Merry Christmas from me!


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Never Again ... will I buy an American made automobile

How can I in good conscience support organizations that have held out their hands and begged our government for an allocation of our, the peoples money. Our government has no right to distribute our money to failing corporations. Hello! Ford, Chrysler, and GM have made known that they believe in a socialist government that is contrary to our foundation. They have betrayed us! I can not support this in any way. So, I will not. I encourage you to follow suit.

Furthermore, to think that our public servants in the government assume authority to do such things beyond their power is an usurpation of power; along the lines of the usurpations and abuses that were listed against the King of England in our Declaration of Independence. Is it time to build a similar type list against our current government and once again declare our independence? Think about it; seriously.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Time cover makes great dart target

I got the new issue of Time today and immediately put it to use. I couldn't think of a better target for my dart board. In fact, I suddenly had the urge to play darts for the first time in a long time.

Man of the year my ass! How about deceiver of the year! I will never spend any money on Time. This is my second issue of part of a Christmas gift from my Mother-in-law. She always gives thoughtful gifts, and I'm enjoying this one more than most. I can't wait to see what the second half is.

Seriously, couldn't Time have chosen a man who is a champion for life, who defends the most innocent of us all, the newborn and the unborn. No, they pick someone who is a proponent of infanticide and opposed to helping the most helpless in our society. This is simply pure evil and completely contrary to our Declaration of Independence that states that we believe in the natural human rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If we can't defend the most basic right to life that is stated in our most sacred of national documents, that is the cornerstone of our foundation, than where is our identity? We have broken our very foundation!

What kind of magazine has the balls to place such an absurdity on the front page and expect to stay in business? It's like saying "Hello, we are idiots and have no backbone nor laurels!".


Monday, December 8, 2008

CNN drones slobber over my cheesburger in paradise

Tonight my family and I dined at Cheeseburger in Paradise. Across the room over the bar there was a TV set playing CNN. I couldn't hear it, thank goodness, but I glanced from time to time throughout our meal at the words displayed. Even that was too much. I mean, I can barely handle Fox News. This CNN was laden with drone liberals. Even the commercials were pessimistic propaganda.

You'd think that the election hadn't occurred yet.

Something about Oprah Winfrey and Sarah Palin.

Some debate over the choices Obama is making with cabinet selections.

Caroline Kennedy taking Hillary Clinton's Senator position.

Hillary Clinton meeting with Condolezza Rice for transfer of power.

Condoleezza Rice was being interviewed. She said how she admired Barrack Obama. I mean, c'mon, what's there to admire? I was feeling putrid and nauseous. I mean Bush's Secretary of State slobbering over this demagogue illegitimate felon; soon to be president elect who looks like an evil Curious George all grown up. Maybe if we helped him find the man in the yellow hat he would go home and leave us alone. I don't know if I can take it.

Across the bottom of the screen as Condoleezza is speaking is the title "Nation is no longer 'Color Blind'". I don't know what they meant, because since he was elected as an alleged colored man, that would mean that the nation does not see color. (I'm presuming they were referring to race here, as that is what the Obama campaign and it's drones kept bringing up) However, the title seems to imply the opposite; that the nation now sees color. So is the point actually that because of the election and the way the Obama Campaign played the race card, bating the other side to use it, setting up straw men that never came to be; that now the country is more divided on race and racial issues than before. Or, are they saying that perhaps there are some that still harbor such racist sentiments that they refuse to see and acknowledge the fact that their next president is actually at least partially black? I dunno. I read it a few times and even asked my wife; she just shook her head at me like I'm a loon, and asked me to not talk politics. Anyway, it would have made more sense to me if while Condoleezza Rice spoke about how she admired Obama that the subtitle below her would say that the country is no longer racist; that we are now color blind.

A commercial had big flashy words "Planet in Peril" and looked like it was pushing the global warming propaganda.

The big three auto makers begging for a bailout from the federal government.

Then the despicable Harry Reid.

There was alot about how Barrack's 21st century "new deal" will create alot of jobs.

Who's paying for this?

Where is the money coming from?

Since when is it the government's role to create jobs?

Our elected officials have sworn to uphold our constitution and defend our liberties. There was not one report of a congressman fighting to block a bailout; to protect our liberty from being violated by the illegitimate redistribution of wealth taken from us.

Is anything else happening in the world?

There was the terrible news about a fighter jet crashing into a residence in San Diego, killing two.


updated on 2008-12-12 to correct grammar and spelling by Hyrum

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