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From Tea Party to Operation American Spring

Eagle Praying

One of the fundamental changes that has been forced upon Americans is the inappropriately named Affordable Health Care Act. This has been, and continues to be, the gift that keeps on giving, however the majority of the GOP has chosen to ignore this gift of political opportunity and the result is they have done nothing more than wail and gnash their teeth at the very people who gave them the House in 2010, asking only that this destructive law would be repealed, and here we are in 2014 still under the yoke of the Affordable Health Care Act.

It is a mystery and perhaps even something other worldly that this political gift which was tied in a beautiful bow, woven out of the fabric of their constituents, has been cast aside under their tree of special interest privilege. The Tea Party citizens of this country were like the pearls before the swine to this old guard GOP who have proven to be completely undeserving of our loyalty and trust.

Early response to the inaction of these representatives brought many Tea Party members to fully engage in the political system.  Many ran for office and continue to do so. What began from the grassroots is now an integral part of the political machine. This is good for the most part but, make no mistake, those who have entered politics are no longer fully rooted to the grassroots movement of 2009. A large portion of the Tea Party functions as a genuine Party within the Republican Party complete with their own funding mechanisms. Again, this can be good – they can function as the conscience of a waffley Republican Party.

After more than five years of constant disappointment and witnessing hundreds of destructive policies  forced upon us the patriot’s reactions to these self-indulgent politicians is a call from Col. Riley to Operation American Spring (OAS).  Like the response to the beginnings of the Tea Party movement OAS is being ignored by the media, the Beltway and also the uprooted Tea Party groups. A strange and unexplainable reaction has come from Glenn Beck who had originally been a whistle blower and go-to individual during the birth of the Tea Party movement. He was fearless. He was bold. “Was” is the operative word. He has become the very thing he warned us against. He is not alone in this.

Unlike the Tea Party, OAS is demanding this president and his administration be removed. This is a reasonable demand in consideration of the many laws this administration has ignored and continues to ignore. It is reasonable because the representatives to whom we gave our trust in 2010 have broken that trust and broken their oath’s of office to protect this sovereign nation and her people. They have allowed and joined in with this administration to continually and strategically ignore the Constitution and behave in a completely lawless manner.

The Patriots on the ground in Washington DC, since May 16, 2014, are woven of the same patriotic fabric however, one day rallies is not the chosen path of OAS. Their plan is to remain until their demands are met. This purpose driven, grassroots movement has taken the only Constitutional option left for the people to take back our Republic. Without taking this next step we risk, once again, being seen but not heard.

The large Tea Party organizations have become an extension of the Republican Party along with many of the smaller local groups who participate at the local levels. The true Tea Party autonomy of the 2010 election season is nowhere to be found these days. It is still alive in the OAS. In the beginning of the Tea Party movement politicians were not allowed to speak at rallies so our autonomy and “Don’t Tread On Me” convictions would not be diluted, now politicians are invited in.

Clearly the next step in securing our Republic will come from the people involved in OAS. Tea Parties were contacted to participate, however those Tea Party organizations refused to be a part of this. Meanwhile the concerns we had in 2009 have yet to be addressed and the deceit continues unanswered and growing at an alarming rate. We are on the edge of losing our Republic. Politics is fine and necessary but citizen involvement to keep politicians honest is even finer and more necessary. Time is running short.

Both groups are needed. Both groups are necessary. If the OAS manages to pull our Republic back from the rubble it will be because of these citizens and those who support them and their cause because, in truth, it’s America’s cause. Keeping the politicians and the Tea Party activists honest can only be accomplished by the everyday, God fearing, citizens whose respect for their  individual freedoms inoculates them from the allure of political power. There is nothing so distasteful and threatening as are dishonest politicians to freedom-loving American citizens. These are the heart & soul of our Republic.  Shame on those who turn their backs on their fellow Americans and mock these OAS participants.  Memories appear to be conveniently short.

The best place I have found to keep up with the OAS Patriots is right HERE.

Harry Riley, COL, USA, (Ret) Operation American Spring WEBSITE.

Krista Branch sings I AM AMERICA

 

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Neel Who?

Neel Kashkari

Neel Kashkari

The California GOP players, who do not intend to relinquish the reins of control, have evidently set their sights on a candidate to run against Jerry Brown in this year’s Gubernatorial race. We do have a Republican conservative candidate, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, but the GOP in their insatiable desire to control the outcome of all things have other ideas.

The CA GOP’s choice is Neel  Kashkari a tried and true good ol’ boy/Republican-in-Name-Only. This will stir the waters for conservatives who firmly support Tim Donnelly in the run for Governor of CA. And this is exactly a part of the GOP’s plan to slay conservatism in 2014. We’ve been through this before but this year the GOP is firmly on the warpath to stop all conservative, i.e., Tea Party candidates.

When I heard Neel Kashkari’s name floated as a possible Gubernatorial candidate I decided to do some research for my own information. However, finding information on Kashkari has been pretty much an exercise in repetition that doesn’t go back much further than 2006. It seems only what is meant to be known is known.

In 2006 he joined the Treasury Department  as Senior Advisor to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. Prior to that position he was Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in San Francisco. Two years later in 2008 he was chosen to steer the $700 billion bailout. However, information is scant save his resume, some glowing reports from those who worked with him or knew him and his work with Henry Paulson and G.W. Bush.  All I have been able to find are some previous articles by writers, with better connections than I, that have faced the same situation that still exists in 2014 – there’s not a lot of there, there.

In 2008 OpEd writer & Huffington Post contributor, Rob Kall, stated “Frankly, it almost seems as though the web has been scrubbed of all background on this man of the hour.”  Huffington Post

Also in 2008, Hamilton Nolan at Gawker said much the same thing. “The whole entire media is scrambling to come up with enough background on the guy to fill up a feature story, and it is rough going.”  Gawker

Recently  the L.A. Times ran a piece on Kashkari’s announcement of his intention to consider running for CA Governor calling himself “a different kind of Republican”. He supports abortion rights, same-sex marriage and amnesty which he calls a path to legalization. His advisory team consists of the same people who advised Mitt Romney and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sounds like the same ol’, same ol’ and it’s beyond tiring now.  L.A. Times

The below video link is Kashkari dodging direct questions from Rep Manzullo regarding the 3 million dollar bonuses given to AIG executives after the tax payer funded bailout. Kashkari is well versed in dodging and has the composure of an insider who knows the hearing is all for show. The fix was in. YouTube Video

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Ron Paul Losers

I expect vitriolic comments and the same old tiresome arguments for their dogged determination to champion their candidate who lost.

I like Ron Paul. He has the courage to say what he truly means. That is rare in politics these days. Those who pander to causes and voters have little to brag about except their lack of principles. I agree with Paul about the financial mess we’re in, the gold standard, and auditing the Fed. I do not agree with his foreign policy positions.

We live in a historic time in our country placing us on the threshold of choosing liberty or tyranny. There are no other choices and that is where the staunch Ron Paul supporters lose. We only have two real choices in November to make that choice. I’m in the same position. My candidate didn’t win.

Earlier today I saw the same old tired attitudes and excuses. One commenter on Facebook used Bill Maher, of all people, for his argument not to see “2016: Obama’s America.” He gave Maher’s explanation of why he wouldn’t see it. That’s your frame of reference? Bill Maher? He wouldn’t even avail himself of the long researched information presented chronologically in the movie concerning our present President’s background. Bill Maher was good enough for him. It makes you wonder how radical some Paul supporters have become.

What happened at the “good old boy” GOP convention was an outrage. The rules change and how it was handled was ghastly. Boehner and Sununu have lost all credibility with many Republicans. Mine was gone years ago. Many will leave the party because of it and even more will actively support and work for a NEW political party that upholds our Constitution as written by our Founding Fathers. I advocate a new party AFTER the election. The “chicken-neck” Republicans who have dined at the trough for generations in Washington D.C. must go or be replaced. The GOP will implode when conservatives and libertarians flee the party. Many are dissenting now. Read “Pavlov’s Republicans.”

The dilemma for the Ron Paul supporters is:

1. Do I continue to support Paul in this election knowing I can’t win and let tyranny reign?

2. Do I take my ball and go home, not vote at all, and support tyranny?

3. Do I stamp my feet, vote for Obama and give him power by fiat and support tyranny?

4. Do I use the facade of  “principles” as my excuse not to TRY and save this nation for our children, grandchildren and future generation? Or, at least give them the chance to fight for liberty should I fail at this juncture?

5. Have I REALLY thought about what it means to have Obama for another four years? With Obama’s track record would I even continue to have freedom to speak of Mr. Paul’s point of view?

6. OR, do I take a deep breath, hold my nose, vote for the only other choice, work to get Constitutionalists in the Senate and House, and work like my life depended on it, (if your senior citizen with Medicare it literally does) then hold the new administrations feet to the fire?

An implacable position makes Paul supporters losers. Why you ask? They will lose when they choose to stay at home or write in their candidate’s name making the CHANCE for freedom regained, lost. The man they so admire is an older gentleman. His life span, in all probability, is not much longer; much like mine. Their hero will no longer be with them. The idol they so admire will be gone. Now the rumor is the Paul supporters will try and suppress the vote for Romney. I can think of no better way to leave a legacy of denigration for a fine man than to demolish the chance at saving our children’s future. They will lose on all sides. They will lose him, their freedom and they will help to denigrate Mr. Paul’s legacy.

Yes, I agree with the Ron Paul supporters and Mark Levin that we have lost our freedoms. Will we have a chance, JUST THE CHANCE, to regain them under Barack Obama? The answer is a resounding NO! The recent detainment of a Facebook user, former marine Brandon Raub, without warrant or arrest, taken to a psychiatric facility until the Rutherford Institute stepped in as his legal counsel, is one indication that your freedoms are one electoral vote away from you.

The REAL questions is:

Do I give away the CHANCE to turn it around so I can continue to work for the things Congressman Ron Paul espoused or do I hand it to a despot willing to take even your freedom to voice Mr. Paul’s positions away? That’s the question. A CHANCE to redeem our freedom or NO chance at all and irrecuperable tyranny.

Like Mark Levin said, if the GOP doesn’t listen, we won’t have to do anything; it will implode. Levin’s audio is what changed my mind.

That’s right. Surprise, surprise I held the same position, however, the logic with which Mr. Levin states his position turned me 180 degrees. I beg good citizens who support Ron Paul not to give up the CHANCE.

Mark Levin: I’d Rather Fight With A Moderate Republican Than Give Obama a Second Term!

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PAVLOV’S REPUBLICANS

Pavlov's DogI expect informed reasonable responses from those who call themselves Republicans. I don’t find it amusing that the Democrats blow off their own lack of morality and the Republicans can’t figure out a way to use that to their own advantage.

Ivan Pavlov’s research discovered that dogs’ not only salivated at the sight and smell of food, but that the salivating reflex was a learned response not an automatic physiological process. Between the years 1997 and 2000, more than 220 articles appearing in scientific journals cited Pavlov’s early research on classical conditioning. Perhaps our Pavlov Republicans should read some of this research.

The dogs’ in Pavlov’s experiments quickly associated the scientists’ white lab coats with food. In a short time just the sight of a white lab coat produced the learned response.

Pavlov then tested the steady tick, tick of the  metronome followed up with food. It wasn’t long before the dogs began salivating at the neutral stimulus of the steady tick of the metronome provoking the conditioned response of salivation. The key point being that the response was conditioned, or learned. This type of behavioral psychology is what Cloward & Piven, Saul Alinsky and every Communist dictator has applied to manipulate human beings throughout history. It’s clear the Democrats learned these techniques well.

Our Pavlov Republicans’ have not only been well trained but have shown an amazing lack of cognitive abilities needed to defend themselves against it. They have become blinded with the need to be accepted by the opposition and the media until the very thought of that acceptance starts them salivating. I wonder if the Pavlov Republicans’ can change these learned responses in time to save the Republic. I wonder too if they still have the mental ability to even recognize that they behave like Pavlov’s dogs.

When the Democrats’ go into attack mode it’s like the tick, tick of the metronome which the conditioned GOP instantly react to. Let one sensible conservative voice speak out and the GOP loyals will race down the halls and head for the waiting microphones. “Glory be!! a social conservative has spoken”. “Please forgive us for not tackling this person to the ground before they could open their mouth”, (conditioned response). “They do not speak for our Party” then begins the salivating in anticipation of being re-accepted.

If the Pavlov Republicans’ could recognize their conditioned responses then the Democrats would have to live with their usual buffoonish statements and be forced to defend their failed policies. But no, can’t have that. The Pavlov Republicans’ will save the opposition from themselves every time. Many of these Pavlov-trained enablers are on committees overseeing our military. Need I say more on that subject?

Heaven help the conservative Republicans from the guilt laden, finger-wagging GOP. How many conservative members have felt the sting of the Pavlov Republicans once they see those white lab coats? How can we trust in leaders who only react according to their conditioning?

That dogs can be conditioned/trained in such a way is not shocking however, that men and women in control of government seem to be conditioned in this way is shocking and sad.  At the very least the dogs’ in Pavlov’s experiments received a satisfying result  from their conditioning, which is why it worked so well. So, it would seem that the GOP is satisfied with the results of their conditioning.  Acceptance by the liberal elite and their media complex is the most satisfying treat in the world for this group of Republicans.

It doesn’t matter that these actions leave all thinking Americans with a bad taste in their mouths.  To recognize that reality they would have to be smarter than the family dog and so far the Pavlov Republicans have not shown any indication that they are mentally superior in that area.

If our Republic stands a chance to return to our founding principles we simply cannot have our government filled with Pavlov’s dogs with an (R) after their name. Vote and vote wisely. Discern. Live free, think free and behave free. It’s we free thinking Americans who built this country and it’s the same free thinking Americans who will keep her. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address says it beautifully. This is OUR country and our government.

The Gettysburg Address: http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeches/gettysburg.htm

Our Republic needs a re-founding. We are, at this moment, living through a turning point in America’s history. We are the people future historians will write about, the people our descendants will read about. What story will the historians document? Our victory over tyranny, as our forefathers’ secured, or tyranny victorious over freedom?

 

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I, ME and MYSELF

Since the formal announcement on August 11, 2012 of Mitt Romney’s choice for VP, Paul Ryan, the I, Me & Myself crowd has been out in full, uncontrollable force. Unable to control their self-importance they have come out into, what I see as, three classifications;

  1. The clearly left leaning socialist worshipers (wanting only to do what they do best, mock),
  2. The self-professed Christians (who are practicing cafeteria faith),
  3. The heretofore rational thinkers (who are rational until they can’t be rational anymore).

The first group is no surprise, in terms of their rhetoric, however the force with which they hit the social sites as soon as Paul Ryan’s name was confirmed was entirely, uncontrollably, chaotic even for these terminal blatherers.

The second group have discarded the most important tenant of faith by insisting that their understanding is superior to God’s grasp of any given situation.  As a Christian myself I know this is something that must be resisted daily if we are to truly put our trust in God. Only practicing that part of our faith will enable us to experience the manifestation of peace in our hearts.

The third group has blown their cover of rationality by throwing rationale out the window with their inability to remain rational when facing challenges to their own preconceived conclusions.

All these groups have taken to the social sites to espouse how unnerved they are not only with the Ryan choice, by a candidate they’re not fond of to begin with, but with the fact that their favorite candidate is now hopelessly off their wish list. For the Sunshine Patriots the Republican Convention is not going to be their “I told you so” moment when their candidate of choice becomes the nominee defying all odds.  For the progressives’ it’s clear their false god is not easily sailing into a second term.

Well, too bad and so sad, for all three groups, but facts are facts and none of these groups has shown even the slightest comprehension of reality vs wishful thinking.  The simple explanation for this is their inability to get out of their own way. This is expected from the left but certainly not from those who profess they are Christians, even in the face of adversity, or those who profess a willingness to embrace rational thought no matter the events.

The sorry state of these people would be of little concern but for the importance of this election season. When I read comments that show an inability or unwillingness to put the country before I, Me & Myself then I cringe at the knowledge that this oversimplified thought, the self-centeredness, the immaturity that gave us Obama to begin with is still alive and thriving.

Regardless of the facts, regardless of the hardships, regardless of the enemy at the gate, these people are still hopelessly ensnared in the worship of I, Me & Myself. Will those who call themselves Christians begin to practice what they preach?  Will those who practiced rational thought come back to their senses?

Unless the second and third groups do regain a semblance of self-control, rather than self-absorption, they will be the reason we will either lose this election to the enemy or it will be so close the outcome will be delayed and fraud will gain a foothold on the election results. We will witness civil unrest & lawlessness.  What a shame if the very things we have warned each other about do occur because of these infantile reactions.

Holding onto one’s self-centered set of principals and childish misery because of the choices we have ignores the big picture and it’s suicide. Those who refuse to vote for the Republican nominee out of their sense of moral superiority are condoning abortion, treason, communism, freedom to worship and the entire Bill of Rights. Never mind the destruction of our laws, as in the U.S. Constitution, along with abandoning our brave military men and women. This is neither rational nor Christian.

This is what sowing the seeds of I, Me & Myself  will yield for the self-worshipers. Unfortunately, the rest of America will also have to reap what they sow. I have no illusions that the first group are not worth giving much thought to but, the second & third groups do have hope providing they can get out of their own way in time for the all important November 2012 elections. This is the election of a lifetime and, yes, it’s more important than our petty preoccupations and self-serving human natures.

I’d like to add the link to an audio of Mark Levin who is much better at articulating the seriousness of this election and the utter futility of fighting the facts. We either continue our involvement as citizens of this Republic, with the tools we have, or we give up and hand it over to those who desire only her demise.

http://youtu.be/QzyMJiO46qY

 

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It’s A Matter of Trust

When trust is broken, whether it be a personal or business relationship, it is very difficult for it to be restored. Many times it is arduous work on both parties and many times impossible.

I can’t imagine the broken trust between Supreme Court Justices, Scalia, Thomas, Alito, Kennedy by Chief Justice John Roberts.  Try to place yourselves in their positions.  A man, who by all accounts, voted with them to strike down the individual mandate and perhaps the whole law, changed his vote at the last momentThe last moment.  Credible information has surfaced this is exactly what happened.  How do you trust a man or woman like that?  Do you question their integrity? Do you question their fortitude?  Does Roberts think it will be forgotten?

As a citizen, I will NEVER trust Chief Justice John Roberts again.  He stated he was a strict constructionist concerning our Constitution.  That is not true.  Either he out-and-out lied or caved under pressure.  He appears to be a political animal like the liberals on the court. This is the third disappointment given to us by Republican presidents.  John Paul Stevens was a disaster, Souter who gave away private property rights was a disaster, and now John Roberts who, for all intense and purposes, placed an IED under the Constitution is a disaster. There is no disaster relief agency or emergency services to repair the damage.  The Democrats and progressives are laughing at the GOP and their choice man who they were able to turn.

Trust is a precious commodity.  It is a pearl among relationships.  In our most difficult days, it is those we trust whom we call, or visit for counsel or comfort. Trusting in man, this man in particular, is in vain.  I believe this scripture is one we need to consider.

Psalm 146:3 (NKJV)
3 Do not put your trust in princes, Nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.

If a man’s decisions are not thought through in the first instance, then he is unstable.  When it affects the lives of millions of people it is close to criminal.

John Roberts cannot be trusted.  I would hate listening to arguments for the sake of rendering a just opinion while sitting next to this man knowing he cannot be trusted.  This smacks of the same intellectual dishonesty of John Kerry when in his infamous words, “I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.”

Then again we have to ask ourselves. Are we to blame for this? Maybe not directly, yet in our attitudes we are. We look to politicians, political parties, and other institutions of men to make us feel secure and that justice for those governed will prevail.  It has not been so in history and it is certainly not so in America.   We are given an admonition in the book of Jeremiah:

Jeremiah 17:5 (NKJV)
5 Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD. “

Good men and women are hard to find.  Even they can slip; however, a servant of the people and this nation’s Constitution doesn’t have that luxury.  If an irreparable mistake is made, you have denied those principles you vowed to uphold and have set up a tyranny that will imprison our children forever.

We can’t trust the Republican candidates for the Supreme Court. We can’t trust you Chief Justice John Roberts.  That is now your legacy.

I truly feel for the men who will be in that court room in October.  They now know Roberts can’t be trusted.  He makes decisions like a man toss to and fro by winds and no anchor of principle to hold him. What an arduous job it will be for them here on out.

IT’S A MATTER OF TRUST.

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Mitt Romney–Spender-Hypocrite

Are you an absentee voter? Please read and heed this message.

We are seeing continuous ads from “Restore our Future” Political Action Committee, backing Mitt Romney, berating Rick Santorum for votes about spending in Washington D.C. Similar attacks were used on Newt Gingrich. Romney says, Republicans have spent, borrowed, and earmarked too much and he’s the ONLY guy who hasn’t spent time in Washington. Maybe not behind a desk sir, but you have in front of their desks asking for money. He berates those who allocated money to various departments and entities from which he requested funds and lavishly spent on the Utah Olympics. Apparently Mr. Romney doesn’t remember where that money comes from.  It comes from you, me, our children, and now with out debt our great-grandchildren.

His attacks on his opponents are tantamount to watching bombing missions using agent orange. Mr. Romney you are a hypocrite! An ABC video of Romney bragging about all the money he obtained from Washington D.C. is impressively shocking, given his accusations against others. Voters you must be aware of this man and what he is willing to do to reach the Presidency. He will lie, distort, and do whatever he can to obtain his goals, prestige, and power. He is no different from who we have in the White House now. Spend it as long as it doesn’t come from your personal wallet, hey Mr. politician?

I’m sorely disappointed in the Republican establishment touting this man as a conservative, responsible, honest candidate. But wait, we’ve seen it before; so much so, I’m a registered independent. Watch this short one and half-minute video. Ask yourself, after seeing his ads denigrating his opponents, what makes you think he earns our trust?

Ohio, tomorrow is your day, I hope that this message reaches you. I believe you are hard-working people and you don’t want any nonsense. Well, folks you’re getting nonsense from Mitt Romney. In fact, every voter in every state needs to watch this video several times to see who this man really is. Next time you see an ad from Restore our Future, think HYPOCRITE. Think of THIS VIDEO and the truth of who Mr. Romney really is. Mr. Romney should be held without impunity.

This video is an example why I NEVER vote absentee ballot. I may request one to go over ballot initiatives and issues, but my votes on candidates are never recorded until just before election day and I walk my ballot to the polling place. A few years ago new information surfaced about an endorsement by a group for a senate candidate in CA. I made up fliers with that information and placed them on windshields of “value voters.” Their feedback? “If I had known that before, I would have voted differently, but I sent my ballot in.” NEVER vote absentee ballot. If you must, and need help, walk it to the polling place.

I don’t care if candidates differ on issues, but I do care if they are honest or hypocritical. Mr. Romney will NOT get my vote. GOP, listen up. We’re sick of it. I’ve become more and more convinced that conservatives, TRUE conservatives need a third-party. The Republican party has lost its moorings. I believe it’s lost and irreparably harmed.

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