I just want to share an excerpt from Neal Boortz’s treatise, To the Undecided Voter:

There’s a quote that’s been floating around since I began my talk radio career. This quote is most often attributed to someone named Alexander Tyler writing in 1787 about the fall of the Athenian Republic. Others have said the guy’s name was Tytler. Let’s not argue spelling right now … let’s just get to the quote, because the quote goes to the heart of this presidential election:

“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.”

Think about this, my friends. Isn’t this exactly what we’re seeing right now? In fact, hasn’t this pretty much been the theme of Democrat Party election politics for nearly as long as you can remember? Here we have Barack Obama promising that he’s only going to raise taxes on the evil rich who make over $250,000 a year while 95% of Americans will get tax cuts. Think of this in terms of votes; higher taxes for 5% of the voters, lower taxes for the other 95%. It really doesn’t take all that much brainpower to figure out how this is going to work at in an election does it? You take money away from the people whose votes you don’t need, and give it to the people whose votes you do need. So very simple. The result is that people have, in fact, discovered that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. Who is promising those wonderful goodies? That would be Barack Obama. Just what percentage of voters out there do you think are going to vote for Obama simply because he is promising them someone else’s money? My guess is that the number would be high enough to constitute the margin of victory for The Great Redistributionist.

Somehow I had this idea when I was growing up that if you wanted something bad enough, you would work hard until you got it. That was then. This is now. Now you vote for it. That’s change you can believe in.

Can’t you see that the end is in sight and that there is no light at the end of this tunnel? A vote for Barack Obama is a vote to end the democratic republic as we’ve always known it and, perhaps, to end it completely.

I know that I’ve said for awhile that I could not decide how I was going to cast my vote.  I’ve known for awhile that I could not cast my vote for Barack Obama because he and I disagree on almost everything regarding how this country should be run, but I could not decide between casting my vote for John McCain or a third-party candidate.  Well, I’ve decided now that despite the fact that McCain won’t necessarily turn our country around but, at the very least, won’t make it worse, I must vote for him instead of for the Libertarian or Constitution Party candidates.  I do not feel I am just being a fear-monger or an alarmist when I say I believe that the prospect of an Obama presidency presents our country with, perhaps, the greatest danger it has ever faced.  If we can hold him off, we may have a chance in four years to put someone in office who can truly change the direction of this nation to more closely match the vision of our Founding Fathers, but if we cannot hold him off, then I fear we may never again have this chance.

So I urge you now, please read these articles and commentaries.  Most of them are really short.  The one by Neal Boortz is really long, but it is DEFINITELY worth reading.  And, now, without further ado, the articles and commentaries:

Check it out: ‘Aye’ And Mighty: Bloomberg’s Wish Is Granted

The City Council of New York City voted today, by a margin of 29-22, to allow city officeholders three consecutive four-year terms in office.  This vote applied to them as well, and I think it is very telling that two-thirds of the members on the Council are currently in their second terms.  This is completely outrageous and needs to be reviewed in the court system.  There is no way a vote like this should be allowed to be made by those already in office.  The people must be allowed to decide how long officials will  be allowed to represent them, and the people of NYC need to stand up and fight this with everything they’ve got.

How long will it be before the U.S. Congress decides that the president no longer has to be limited to two four-year terms?  My guess?  Only until Barack Obama wins the presidency and the potentially supermajority Democratic Congess decides they just want to leave him in there awhile.  Now, maybe I’m being a little paranoid, but if those in power can decide these things for themselves, why should the people matter?  Let’s just let the rulers decide how long they are going to serve us.  We can abolish the whole inconvenient and flimsy process of voting altogether.  Isn’t it starting to feel like we might as well do that anyway?

Josef Stalin once said, “Those who cast the votes decide nothing.  Those who count the votes decide everything.”

I feel like that is quickly becoming the reality of our nation.  It won’t keep me from voting, but with the incredible lack of safeguards for the whole process, I sure don’t feel confident that my vote actually counts anymore.

I know many people don’t care whether or not our president is a Christian, so I’m not trying to convince anyone that we shouldn’t elect Obama because he isn’t a Christian.  But, for as many people that don’t care whether Obama is a Christian, there are many who do care, and I think it is only fair that they understand how badly they are being deceived.  Obama claims to be a Christian.  He claims to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  But what are his actual beliefs beyond that?  In an article titled Obama: Never a Christian, World Net Daily founder Joseph Farrah writes about how Obama’s own words condemn him.  Farrah writes:

Asked what he believes, Obama said: “I am a Christian. I’m rooted in the Christian tradition. I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people. That there are values that transcend race or culture, that move us forward, and there’s an obligation for all of us individually as well as collectively to take responsibility to make those values lived.”

So how many paths to the same place does he think there are?  Did he learn this from Jesus?  I don’t think he did.  Obama clearly doesn’t know what it means to be a Christian.  He also has said that he doesn’t know if he is going to heaven, nor does he he believe that hell is the alternative to following Jesus.  Regarding Obama’s prayer life, Farrah writes:

Obama says he prays regularly. But look how he describes that process: “It’s not formal, me getting on my knees. I think I have an ongoing conversation with God. … I’m constantly asking myself questions about what I’m doing, why I am doing it. The biggest challenge, I think, is always maintaining your moral compass.”

So whom is he talking to in these conversations? He’s talking to himself! He’s talking to his under-developed conscience – the one that told him it was the right thing to do to prevent doctors and nurses from offering life-saving support to babies born alive after botched abortions.

Again, I know that not everybody cares about whether the president is a Christian.  But what people should care about is the way Obama is misrepresenting himself.  He says he’s a Christian, but we see that he doesn’t really know what it means to be a Christian.  He says he isn’t a socialist, yet he is very open about “spreading the wealth” and creating massive government-run entitlement programs.  He says he was never hired by ACORN as a community organizer, which is true, but he was invited to work with them and then trained people for them for almost ten years (not to mention he represented them as their lawyer).  He says he has never been close to William Ayers, but they have served on two boards together—the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which failed in their effort to distribute money to improve Chicago schools, and the Woods Fund, which distributed grant money to ACORN.  Obama also launched his political career in Ayers’ home.  And there is some speculation that Ayers basically wrote (or, at least, rewrote) Obama’s book, Dreams of My Father.

But, I digress.

Obama will say anything he has to say to win this election.  It isn’t about truth.  It isn’t about substance.  It’s about a political grab for power.  And if Obama has lied about so many things already, what else might there be which he is lying about and/or will lie about in the future, heaven forbid, as our president?

To begin their article titled Powell endorses Obama on Politico.com, Mike Allen and Jonathan Martin write, “Retired Gen. Colin L. Powell, one of the country’s most respected Republicans, stunned both parties Sunday by strongly endorsing Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for president on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ and laying out a blistering, detailed critique of the modern GOP.”

I’m not sure why they think so many people were stunned by this endorsement.  He has been praising Obama since at least early summer, so this, to me, just seemed like the voicing of the inevitable.  I think most people who pay attention to political news saw this coming from a mile away.  I could be wrong, but I’m not exaggerating when I say I haven’t heard anybody besides the writers of this article talk about this as if it was a big surprise.

What surprised me a little bit was his reasoning for endorsing Obama.  I have always respected Powell and thought that he was really a stand-up guy who really believed in conservatism and the ideals of the Republican Party (not to be confused with where the Republican Party is today), so I was shocked when I saw that the reasons he gave for endorsing Obama contained almost no substance whatsoever.  According to the article, he said the election of Obama would “electrify the world” and that Obama “is a transformational figure” and “a new generation coming … onto the world stage and on the American stage.”  He then said that this is why he was endorsing Obama.  He also said:

And I come to the conclusion that because of his ability to inspire, because of the inclusive nature of his campaign, because he is reaching out all across America, because of who he is and his rhetorical abilities — and you have to take that into account — as well as his substance — he has both style and substance, he has met the standard of being a successful president, being an exceptional president.

I’m not sure what substance he is talking about, but Obama definitely has rhetorical abilities.  He can talk and talk and talk.  Unfortunately, he doesn’t ever seem to tell us how he’s going to accomplish anything.  That Powell was drawn in by this rhetoric really disappoints me.

He also said that he thinks John McCain made the wrong decision in picking Sarah Palin as his running mate and that he doesn’t feel she is ready to become the president.  He doesn’t feel she is experienced enough; yet, he is fine with Obama being president.  Something is just not right with that picture.  Powell has said that his endorsement has nothing to do with race, but I think Rush Limbaugh might have been on to something when he said:

Secretary Powell says his endorsement is not about race.  OK, fine. I am now researching his past endorsements to see if I can find all the inexperienced, very liberal, white candidates he has endorsed. I’ll let you know what I come up with.

The fact of the matter is that Obama, in many ways, has even less experience than Palin.  He does not know what it is like to be the Commander-In-Chief of anything; she, on the other hand, has been the governor of a state, which is an executive branch position.  Each of them has different types of experience, but to discredit Palin while endorsing Obama reeks of hypocrisy.  I seriously doubt anybody who becomes a president for the first time is fully prepared for the job upon assuming the office.  If the issue is Palin’s lack of foreign policy experience, then I guess we should have dismissed Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, as well.

Finally, in what is perhaps the most disappointing statement made by Powell on Meet the Press, he said, “I would have difficulty with two more conservative appointments to the Supreme Court, but that’s what we’d be looking at in a McCain administration.”  Seriously?  Was he ever a conservative?  I really wonder why he wanted to be a member of the Republican Party in the first place.  I’ve heard some people say that his endorsement of Obama is a way for him to protect his legacy after the association he had with the Bush administration.  Powell was the one who delivered, in detail, the information on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.  He made the case for why we needed to go in there, and now he feels like he was used as scapegoat to get us into the war, since we did not end up finding the weapons that he said were there.  I think he feels betrayed by the Bush administration, and he feels like his reputation was greatly harmed in the process.  So by endorsing Obama, who is largely believed to be unstoppable in his quest to make history as the nation’s first black president, I believe Powell sees an opportunity for a kind of redemption.  If Obama wins, he will forever be associated with his endorsement for Obama, and a large number of people will once again look upon him favorably.  But the fact that he has so abandoned the Republican Party, to the point of not wanting more Republicans on the Supreme Court (which is something that pretty much EVERY Republican wants), is really a shame.  I just don’t know what has happened to him.

Maybe I was duped.  I’ve heard people say he wasn’t ever very conservative, and if that is the case, I was, in fact, mistaken about him all along.  I, along with many other people, really wanted him to run for president in 2000, but he claimed he wasn’t interested.  All things considered, if he really isn’t conservative, I guess that was for the best after all.

So now he can put on his blue coat and ride in upon the donkey as his decision to endorse Obama is celebrated by Democrats far and  wide.  If Obama wins, I think he probably will be looked upon favorably by a large number of people in this country, so, to that end, maybe he will be happy.  But when our country turns to socialism, the economy starts to falter, and our Constitution is largely ignored or interpreted as a “living document,” I hope he at least takes the time to reflect upon what this movement he has now joined is really all about.

Two words: Amani Toomer.

A touchdown would have done it. 120 yards would have done it. At the very least, he could have caught SOMETHING. But no. He didn’t even catch one pass.

I can’t blame it totally on him. If I had used Antwaan Randle-El instead of Toomer, I would have won. So frustrating. So much for having any faith whatsoever in Yahoo’s projected point totals. Arrrrgh.

I know all of this happened on Monday, but I just didn’t feel like talking about it before now. 🙂

Cobra Vipers: 2-4

Cincinnati Bengals: 0-6

Tennessee Titans: 5-0

Go Titans!  Go Vipers?  Go Beng … oh, forget it.

I’ve wanted to write some more over the last few days, but I haven’t really been able to bring myself to do it because I have, more or less, been a bit down due to the way the election seems to be shaping up.  I’m still not a McCain fan, but my abhorrence for the liberal and socialist views of the Obama campaign has continued to grow.  I would rather McCain be president than Obama.  But I’m also irritated by McCain’s apparent unwillingness to stick it to Obama on the things that really matter.  Instead, during a town hall meeting in which many of his supporters were angry with him for not strongly going after Obama, he just told them that Obama was a good man and that they didn’t have anything to be afraid of with him as president.  That sounds like the words of a man who has all but given up.  I haven’t yet had a chance to watch the debate tonight (it’s on DVR), but I hope he proves me wrong.

So, all of that said, there are things I’ve wanted to write about, but I just haven’t had it in me to do so.  So, for now, these few things I’d like to share with you will have to suffice:

  • Just in case anyone is still in doubt regarding whether Obama really is a socialist, read this: Obama’s Socialist Agenda—Is Anyone Listening?
  • Just in case anyone still thinks Joe Biden actually  does know what he is talking about, see here how he doesn’t even know the responsibilities of the vice-president (and read all of the other factual mistakes he has made): Did Biden Get It Wrong?  You Betcha
  • Socialism explained so that just about anybody can understand it (substitute “conservative” for “Republican” in the story since Republicans don’t have the best track record anymore either): Father and daughter talk politics
  • The income tax system explained so that just about anybody can understand it (and an explanation that shows why we need a fairer tax system): Income Tax Explained
  • These are the people canceling out your votes:
  • Just in case you were wondering who the Messiah is, Louis Farrakhan can fill you in:
  • Brainwashing much?  (the beginning to this video is a little silly, but the part with the militant kids dedicated to Obama is a little scary and sad):
  • RSS Bible Gateway Verse of the Day

    • 2 Corinthians 10:17-18
      “But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.”
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