January 15, 2010

Historian David Kaiser on this monumentally Historic Moment we are in


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David Kaiser is a respected historian whose published works have covered a broad range of topics, from European Warfare to American League Baseball. Born in 1947, the son of a diplomat, Kaiser spent his childhood in three capital cities: Washington  D.C, Albany, New York, and Dakar,  Senegal.  He attended Harvard University, graduating there in 1969 with a B.A. in history. He then spent several years more at Harvard, gaining a PhD in history, which he obtained in 1976.  He served in the Army Reserve from 1970 to 1976.

He is a professor in the Strategy and Policy Department of the United States Naval War College
He has previously taught at Carnegie MellonWilliams College and Harvard University. Kaiser's latest book, The Road to Dallas, about the Kennedy assassination, was just published by Harvard University Press.

Dr. David Kaiser

History Unfolding

I am a student of history. Professionally, I have written 15 books on history that have been published in six languages, and I have studied history all my life.  I have come to think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is simply a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis.  Yes these exist, but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.

Something of historic proportions is happening.  I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it.  Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about ten to fifteen years.  The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

We demand and then codify into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people we know they can never pay back? Why?

We learned just days ago that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has "loaned" two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms.  That is our money.  Yours and mine.  And that is three times the $700 billion we all argued about so strenuously just this past September.  Who has this money?  Why do they have it?  Why are the terms unavailable to us?  Who asked for it?  Who authorized it?  I thought this was a government of "we the people," who loaned our powers to our elected leaders.  Apparently not.

We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy. Why?

We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why we are worth preserving.  Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity.  Why?

We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election (violently in California  over a proposition that is so controversial that it simply wants marriage to remain defined as between one man and one woman. Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?) We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana republic. To what purpose?

Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall, major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of collapse, social security is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our entire government. Our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and I know precisely what I am talking about) - the list is staggering in its length, breadth, and depth.  It is potentially 1929 x ten...And we are at war with an enemy we cannot even name for fear of offending people of the same religion, who, in turn, cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so.

And finally, we have elected a man that no one really knows anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as  Wasilla, Alaska .. All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military for use inside our borders? No? Oh, of course. The media would never play that for you over and over and then demand he answer it.  Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe are more important.)

Mr. Obama's winning platform can be boiled down to one word: Change.  Why?

I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now.

This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has never, ever done in his professional life. In my assessment, Obama will divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure. Change is indeed coming. And when it comes, you will never see the same nation again.

And that is only the beginning..

As a serious student of history, I thought I would never come to experience what the ordinary, moral German must have felt in the mid-1930s In those times, the "savior" was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing. What they should have known was that he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory.. Conservative "losers" read it right now.

And there were the promises. Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great speaker. And he smiled and frowned and waved a lot. And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his "brown shirts" would bully and beat them into submission. Which they did - regularly. And then, he was duly elected to office, while a full-throttled economic crisis bloomed at hand - the Great Depression. Slowly, but surely he seized the controls of government power, person by person, department by department, bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The children of German citizens were at first, encouraged to join a Youth Movement in his name where they were taught exactly what to think. Later, they were required to do so. No Jews of course,  

How did he get people on his side? He did it by promising jobs to the jobless, money to the money-less, and rewards for the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe, and across the world. He did it with a compliant media - did you know that? And he did this all in the name of justice and ....... change. And the people surely got what they voted for.

If you think I am exaggerating, look it up. It's all there in the history books.

So read your history books. Many people of conscience objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and ridiculed. When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right, though. And the world came to regret that he was not listened to.

Do not forget that Germany was the most educated, the most cultured country in Europe . It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and universities. And yet, in less than six years (a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S.  presidency) it was rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors. All with the best of intentions, of course. The road to Hell is paved with them.

As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice: I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope I am wrong by closing my eyes, having another latte, and ignoring what is transpiring around me..

I choose to believe the evidence. No doubt some people will scoff at me, others laugh, or think I am foolish, naive, or both. To some degree, perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I believe-and why I believe it..

I pray I am wrong. I do not think I am.. Perhaps the only hope is our vote in the next elections.

David Kaiser    
Jamestown, Rhode Island
United States

 Pass this along.. Perhaps it will help to begin the awakening of America as to where we are headed.......

Do your part and forward this to everyone you know. WE THE PEOPLE are the new media!

"We have a greater moral responsibility to act than those who live ignorance. Once you become knowledgeable you have an obligation to do something about it."

my comment:
If allowed to go unchcked, it will happen.  It is imparative you find a Patriot, Constitutional character in the primary to vote for.  If their is not one on the ballot, get one on there or get on yourself.  That goes for local up to President.  Get them to be vetted by http://ourcaucus.com

HAMTRAMCK REVIEW -- In campaign over Hamtramck’s gay rights proposal, outsiders did most of funding

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Subject: HAMTRAMCK REVIEW -- In campaign over Hamtramck's gay rights proposal, outsiders did most of funding

Salute and thanks to Jay McNally and concerned citizens in
Hamtramck for their work to defeat this discriminatory ordinance...
Hamtramck, Michigan
January 15, 2010
In campaign over Hamtramck's gay rights
proposal, outsiders did most of funding
by Charles Sercombe
The dust has not settled over the controversial election of a gay rights ordinance from 2008.
Last August, we printed a story on the contributors of those who opposed Hamtramck's proposal. Those election reports showed that the American Family Association of Tupelo, Mississippi was a major donator to the committee opposed to the gay rights ordinance, giving it $6,000.
Not surprisingly, the committee that supported the proposal also had outside special interest groups contribute to their cause.  The single largest contributor was the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force of Washington D.C., which donated $5,000.
The next largest contributor was Michigan Equality of Lansing, donating $1,000 and the Triangle Foundation of Detroit, who kicked in $750.
Both committees involved in the election had a similar war chest, with Hamtramck Citizens Voting No to "Special Rights"
Discrimination with a slight edge at $9,800 and the Hamtramck United Against Discrimination committee reporting $9,200.
The proposition lost by 600 votes.
In the August report on who financed the opposition, Greg Manore was critical of outside anti-gay rights groups and individuals getting involved in Hamtramck's proposition. He was also critical of Jay McNally, a consultant for the opposition, saying he is one of many people opposed to gay rights who makes a living "spreading hate."
Manore, of Hamtramck, was an organizer for the campaign to adopt the proposal. McNally, a resident of Ypsilanti, was paid almost $5,000 in consultant fees to help defeat the proposal.
McNally vehemently denies he makes a living campaigning against gay rights, and says he is not a "hater" of gays or anyone. McNally demanded a retraction and apology from this newspaper and threatened to file a libel lawsuit.
"Greg Manore insults not only me with these kinds of absurd slurs, but also 55 percent of the voters who rejected the ordinance," McNally said in an email. "We don't hate anyone. We object to wrong-headed laws that create special rights for people at the expense of others."
McNally further criticized Manore, saying: "Before the Hamtramck campaign, Greg Manore was a full-time employee of the Triangle Foundation. The Triangle Foundation always demonizes those who oppose their radical homosexual agenda."
Manore said he was not a full-time employee but was an unpaid intern for the organization.
As for the issue of outside special interest groups funding local campaigns, McNally said, "It is hypocritical for Hamtramck United and The Citizen to criticize our campaign for accepting funds from people outside of the city. The other side took huge contributions from national and state-wide radical homosexual groups."
McNally said the proposal was ultimately defeated by organizing the community on a grassroots level – not necessarily by who spent the most money.
"Our side won only because of the grass-roots involvement of several hundred Hamtramck residents who worked hard to defeat the ordinance," McNally said. "If necessary, they will fight this battle again."
The issue of gay rights has increasingly been debated in community after community across the country. It has also reached the national level with Congress recently adopting a gay rights bill – known as the Matthew Shepherd Act. The Act was signed into law by President Obama in October.
The Act expands the federal hate crime law in several ways, including hate crimes committed against gays.
Congressman John Conyers was a prime backer of the Act and held a town hall meeting on it in Hamtramck several months ago. The host of the meeting was the Hamtramck branch of the NAACP. The president of the branch, Kamal Rahman, was an opponent of Hamtramck's gay rights proposal.

Americans, Time to get started!

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Powerful message set to powerful music!  Alyce


Bet You'll Send It~ 86% predicted to

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68% will send this on...

Should be a 100%








I was asked to send this on if I agree, or delete if I don't.

It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God.

Therefore I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a problem in having 'In God! We Trust' on our money and having 'God' in the Pledge of Allegiance.  

I believe it's time we stand up for what we believe!

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"Senator Mike Bishop for Attorney General" sent you a message on Facebook...

I can appreciate the stand of Senator Bishop against the Socialist
insistence of more of our property, money. But how can he fail to include
the Michigan FairTax in his conversation. Does the truth scare you Mike?

I am starting to wonder if maybe we should look for another AG to pick from.
Any Patriots out there interested?


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Matthew Golden sent a message to the members of Senator Mike Bishop for
Attorney General.

Subject: Bishop: No Tax Hike in '11

In the January 13 edition of MIRS, Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop
commented on the Senate Republicans committment to standing up against any
attempts to raise taxes in the 2011 budget process.

As you remember, the MI Senate GOP was the firewall that prevented tax
increase attempts by Governor Granholm and House Democrats during the 2010
budget process.

For more information on Mike Bishop, or his campaign for Attorney General,
visit http://www.facebook.com/l/e9c67;www.MikeBishop.com. The website
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From "Bishop: No Tax Hike in '11," MIRS, January 13, 2010

Senate Majority Leader Mike BISHOP (R-Rochester) today said that his caucus
won't be backing a tax hike in the crafting of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011
budget, although he expects Gov. Jennifer GRANHOLM to push for one.

That's the position the Senate GOP took and stuck with for FY 2010, but it's
the first time Bishop has reiterated it since the Consensus Revenue
Estimating Conference (CREC) Monday pegged the FY '11 hole at least $1.7
billion (See "At Least $1.725B Hole For FY '11," 1/11/10).

"I expect the Governor will put a tax increase on the table," Bishop told
reporters after session. "But we'll put a viable solution on the table, as

When asked if he backed the Business Leaders of Michigan plan to expand the
sales tax to services, Bishop said he would consider it. But he noted other
groups have ideas, notably the free-market Mackinac Center and the
conservative Heritage Foundation.

MIRS asked Bishop why not raise taxes, since Michiganders have gone from
paying 9.5 percent of their incomes in taxes in 1999 to 7 percent today (See
"Kleine: Hard To Get Through '11 Sans Tax Hike," 1/11/10).

He said that's because people's incomes have "dropped precipitously" and
it's not fair to ask them to pay more taxes.

Bishop's solution will include a number of government reforms Senate
Republicans will pop next week. MIRS has learned there will be education
reforms, including finding efficiencies with Intermediate School Districts
and local government reforms aimed at making consolidation and service
sharing easier. There have been some discussions with the House and Michigan
Republican Party Chair Ron WEISER.

In December, the caucus proposed benefit reforms (See "Senate GOP Pops Own
Health Reforms," 12/22/09). Although Bishop said the reforms will yield
savings for FY '11, he declined to put a price tag on them. He said he
wasn't sure what will pass, but the proposals could provide "enormous

"It depends if members will step out that far," he said.

"It's the kind of reform we haven't talked about -- haven't dared talk
about," Bishop added. "It's about taking ourselves out of the comfort zone
and challenging every aspect of government."

Bishop vowed to be "as transparent as possible" about the reforms. He said
it was about "defining what government is about" and reinventing it.

He did not sign on to Granholm's "grand bargain," saying he doesn't "know
what she intends to do." Bishop said that he and the Governor are talking to
some of the same people.

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CA Court case could set new 1st Amend precedence for Christ Groups

January 14, 2010

...Last March, the 9th Circuit affirmed a district court ruling in favor of the law school. The three-judge panel, in an unsigned opinion, said, "Hastings imposes an open membership rule on all student groups -- all groups must accept all comers as voting members even if those individuals disagree with the mission of the group. The conditions on recognition are therefore viewpoint neutral and reasonable."

Open letter to Sarah Palin on Mike Huckabee~Amy Walker-Alaska

A note posted to Sarah Palin's page on her debut on FOX News!
The response to the tragic crisis in Haiti from Americans from every demographic across our great country, shows why we have been known as a world leader in humanitarian aid. Regardless of our circumstance or where we stand politically with other countries around the world, we are always the first to act and send help when others are in need, especially after a natural disaster that no one could plan for.

I also wanted to take the opportunity to congratulate you on your contract with FOX News as a contributor! I pray you will have tremendous success and blessing as you listen to what GOD would have you do with this awesome opportunity to be another true conservative voice on the airwaves for the people.

You have given a hour to speak with Glenn Beck - a Mormon, an hour to Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly - both Catholics. Now that you will be frequenting the FOX News Studios in New York regularly, I hope you will give very serious consideration and effort to giving another colleague on FOX News an hour of your time:
— a fellow brother who shares your faith in CHRIST,
— a fellow conservative values champion and fellow governor,
— Mike Huckabee!

You said to Bill O'Reilly, "I am so appreciative to get to work with you and the other members at FOX News!"
To Glenn Beck, you said, "I don't know of anyone who has the platform or microphone that you have."

Well here is someone and I am glad you will want to work with him!
— He has the number one rated weekend news program on FOX News;
— He has had 10 and half years as a conservative Republican in a overwhelmingly democratic state;
— He balanced the state budget every year he was in office and raised the standard of living for his constituents, lowered taxes, improved the worst roads and education system in the whole country to become some of the very best in the country, all before he left office!
— He has been sagacious in his solid support for human life at all levels, traditional marriage, national defense and sovereignty, our military, veterans and their families, and equitable tax reform.
His name is Mike Huckabee, the friend and colleague, who has many many times said very complementary things on your behalf and defended you, even when everyone including Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Bill O'Reilly had nothing good to say about you! Mike Huckabee consistently said you were an asset to the conservative base and the Republican Party. Mike Huckabee said over and over that you were the spark that gave McCain a real shot for the first time. Mike Huckabee also graciously welcomed you to FOX News. Mike Huckabee has repeatedly reached out his hand in friendship to you.

Now that you will more than likely be seeing him at the FOX News studios, it's your turn to return the favor and spend an hour talking with Mike Huckabee. I would say a large majority of your friends are big fans of Mike Huckabee, so it should be naturally easy to accomplish. In fact I'm surprised you haven't done it already.
Please do this ASAP.
GOD Bless you!
Your friend and neighbor in Alaska,
P.S. You have my phone and email so call or drop me a line, when you can. It has been too long since we had a heart to heart chat!
May God Bless the Quest with these two at the helm as one~

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From the New York Times
Senate Passes an Increase in Debt Limit
By CARL HULSE Published: December 24, 2009

WASHINGTON — The Senate approved and sent to President Obama on Thursday a short-term increase in federal borrowing authority, finishing one last must-pass measure before heading out for a holiday recess and bringing the first session of the 111th Congress to a close.

Approved by a vote of 60-39, the $290 billion rise in the debt ceiling was sought by the Treasury Department, which said the existing legal limit of $12.1 trillion was in danger of being exceeded, raising the prospect of a default if the government did not have the ability to pay its debts.

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Some bristle at coverage mandates in health care reform

Updated: January 15. 2010 1:00AM

Some bristle at coverage mandates in health care reform

Deb Price / The Detroit News

Dennis Lennox of Topinabee considers himself pretty healthy at 25 and feels it's worth the risk not to carry costly health insurance.

"I haven't seen the need for health insurance," says the drain commissioner in Cheboygan County. "That should be my choice."

He's twice brushed up against the gamble he's taking:

My comment:
Dennis Lennox has touched on the way America became the Greatest nation on Earth since time began(subjective?). Freedom of the individual to prosper and excel. If we go down the road of mandates in healthcare by the Federal Government, what other mandates will follow. That is why mandates are a State power, not Federal, to protect our freedom closer to home.
Interestingly, truth is, common law rules all. If a community finds a law not ethically or morally correct, it can Nullify it as Jurists. For individuals to be responsible for self they must be able to find income. Back when we founded this nation, one could go out and make a living on 5 acres. Today, the property tax, taxes hidden in goods we buy, the draft on anyone trying to make a living by those who have given up has made such impossible.
How do we fix it? Get rid of the tax on goods before they go in the shelf to sell. That will reduce the cost and will provide for manufacturing jobs in the USA and Michigan in particular, one of the highest hidden tax States in the Union. FairTax will do that, create jobs and make so people like Dennis can flourish and be self supporting. Until then, we will continue to be absorbed into this ever growing communist vacuum of putting a chain on the individual, relying on their Master the Government to feed and clothe them. Only a State can mandate healthcare Constitutionally.
If Michigan were to implement a mandated healthcare system, the sharing of the cost of insurance premiums would reduce the cost significantly and end the high risk pool that is needed. Incidentally, any Insurance contract that allows for removing a member for becoming high risk should be held as criminal in intent.
When the pilgrims who landed on Plymouth Rock ended their first winter, they found out that socialism does not work. It makes people lazy and in the end, not enough to sustain the whole. Thus, we have free enterprise and individual responsibility. Subsidiarity is this: Truth shall set you FREE!!! "Subsidiarity is that principle by which we respect the inherent dignity and freedom of the individual by never doing for others what they can do for themselves and thus enabling individuals to have the most possible discretion in the affairs of their lives.", Archbishop Naumann and Bishop Finn in joint pastoral letter http://paracom.paramountcommunication.com/ct/3640003:5298176903:m:1:123086951:F0B2EF81B962BED24AC3E4F049043A69
Give us the MIFairTax.org and the National FairTax.org, then we can become self sufficient with jobs, jobs, jobs.
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