Sunday, July 29, 2012

list of obama's broken campaign promises

This commenter at had a good list of promses that Obama has broken from his 2008 campaign. I thought it would do for a good start. I'll add to the list as I discover additional ones.

against gay marriage his whole life and now is for it.
- didn't want the individual mandate then put it in.
- isn't a big spender.
- unemployment wont go over 8%.
- He will fix the housing sector.
- He will fix the border.
- He will close Gitmo.
- He will win and end the Afgan war.
- Sitting down with dictators without precondition will make them love us more.
- He will cut the federal defecit in half.
- He will bring people together.
- He will end gridlock in Washington.
- He will not raise taxes on the middle class.
- He will get people working with 'shovel ready' jobs.
- He will curb global warming.
- He will restore America's prestige and honor across the globe.
- He will be the most transparent president ever.
- The healthcare debate will be on CSPAN.
- He will take public financing.........................

Hat Tip to Thomas Davie · Top Commenter at

Thomas' comment was in response to the article "Obama to Drop dead" posted at on  2012/07/03 by Alexander Burns - see

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The truth about the Fast and Furious scandal - Fortune Features

I need to take the time to read this article. It seems like this may be an alternative story on the left, opposed to the right's story. In my opinion, Eric Holder is untrustworthy, based on what I know of his past. He should never have gotten the job of Attorney Journal. It absolutely blew my mind. I was like, "what, this guy? This is the best we've got for the job out of 300 million plus people. There's got to be others better qualified. " Remember his actions in the FLAN Terrorists clemency and commutation.

The Mormon Lens on American History

For a century and a half, Mormonism has been something of a paradox in the history of the American West

Introduction / About

Mission Statement

The mission of this blog is to awake fellow citizens from their comfortably complacent state; to activate them in the cause of
  1. purveying truth
  2. promoting freedom
  3. defending liberty
Bullets for Battle
  • The degree of freedom and liberty that we enjoy is decided by our ability and willingness to detect, decipher, and declare the truth!
  • To choose the right, intelligence, knowledge, and wisdom are armament sufficient.
  • Good will prevail in the battle against evil.
  • God's plan of eternal happiness for his children is ultimately inevitable.
  • Jesus Christ gave us free agency and grace.
  • Our fate lies in our hands!
  • Have Faith!
  • Take Courage!
  • Stand Up!
  • Fight For Your Life!
  • Now!
  • reduce size of federal government
  • reduce federal interference in state and local government
  • reduce government interference in the marketplace
  • eliminate national deficit
  • reduce federal spending
  • strengthen national defense
  • protect the unborn
  • end manipulation of schoolchildren by utopian planners
  • promote the acknowledgment of a God in our classrooms
  • destroy the myth of man made global warming
  • promote individual responsibility and accountability
  • correct tax system to one of fairness
The quote listed in the header of this blog is an abridgment of a quote of Ezra Taft Benson. Here it is in it's entirety:

In times as serious as these, we must not permit fear of criticism to keep us from doing our duty, even at the risk of our counsel being tabbed as political, as government becomes more and more entwined in our daily lives. In the crisis through which we are now passing, we have been fully warned. There are some of us who do not want to hear the message. It embarrasses us. The things which are threatening our lives, our welfare, our freedoms are the very things some of us have been condoning. Many do not want to be disturbed as they continue to enjoy their comfortable complacency. There can be no neutrality! We are, or we are not, on the side of the Lord! (Ezra Taft Benson, 1973)