March 28, 2010

7 Irrefutable Truths

The following are the 7 irrefutable truths of government. Obviously, history is rife with examples of these truths and therefore, I take no credit for any of them. I only lay them before you now in the interest of reflection and posterity. Only the brutal master Time will tell if humanity is learned of these truths:

  1. Human nature alone requires government. Human nature alone requires it be chained.
  2. Freemen produce more.
  3. Unlimited charity begets perpetual idleness.
  4. Liberty naturally decays toward Tyranny. Therefore, be ever vigilant in it's defense.
  5. The taking of private property is theft, even when government does it.
  6. Liberalism Kills.
  7. Ignorance Breeds Tyranny.

By: Keith D. Rodebush and Jon Thomas

March 21, 2010

The American Voter; GUILTY, of 1st Degree Murder

21st Day of March, the year of our Lord 2010

A day that will live in infamy. A day that historians will call out for centuries to come. A day that the only real constitutional republic in the history of the world came to an end. A day when the People's Liberty was forever trampled under the heel of soft tyranny. The day the Grand Experiment failed and was replaced by the ruse of munificent dictatorship.

Who must we blame for this devastating turn against freedom? Why, the people of course. A generous God has given Man the ability to think, reason, create, imagine and learn. The possibilities have been proven to be almost limitless. There is nothing that prevents anyone in America from picking up a book and reading about the founding of this country. Nothing that prevents anyone from learning about governments past and present; to discover which have failed and which have succeeded. Nothing prevents any voter from researching a politicians claims of supporting the people's freedom to determine their validity. And yet, we end up with a group of the most corrupt, incompetent and shallow minded individuals in the entire nation who now collectively steal the people's liberty while ingratiating themselves and making themselves exempt from the very oppression they force upon the people who gave them the power to do so. Recent events have shown unequivocably that the American people have neither the inclination nor the desire to open that book. The American people have no desire to have the fruits of their own labors determine their success in this life. The American people, even in recent elections have returned to power the very people who's boot is on their throat. Sheer ignorance is the only logical explanation of this suicidal journey towards socialism, which always ends in tyranny. Every historical record shows this. These records too, are available for every person who cares to find and read. And yet, they choose to abregate their responsibility for preservation of the republic and allow the world to fall under the oppressive mandate of the political elite. We as a people deserve not the liberty that God has given us. We the people are suicidally narcissistic and deserve not the freedom our ancestors died for. They died in vain. They died for a people who gave it all away for temporary personal comfort. The shame of history will be on this generation of Americans who allowed their intellectual laziness to murder the liberty of all future generations. Where in Hell do you place an entire generation who brought about the future oppression of millions, possibly billions of people worldwide yet to be born? Where in Hell do you place the people who brought down the greatest, most successful form of government that history has known? May God have Mercy on your souls; for I cannot.

by: Keith D. Rodebush

March 14, 2010

Just a Drop in the Bucket

Have you ever had a bathroom fixture that leaked slightly? It's only a drip or a drizzle and we always seem to put it off and dismiss it, because after all it's only a few drops, right? Then the water bill comes in and it's a little higher and we are concerned but then it's only a few dollars and in the larger scheme of things it's not that big of a deal and we are so busy. So we let it slide again. Eventually, however we get a water bill that is outrageously high. And what do we do? Well we call the water department of course and we complain and rant and tell them what thieves they are because everyone knows a drip or drizzle can't possibly use up that much water. But, in the end we fix the drip. It's usually pretty cheap. The next months water bill confirms that yes, a drip can use that much water. How? Because it is constant and relentless and it adds up little by little until the drips make up a pond.

This is what happens in the inevitable process of Liberty giving way to Tyranny. It starts slowly and they seem to have good intentions and we are all very busy and after all, how much harm can it really be? Of course the analogy fails when we get into specifics because in the case of losing our liberty, we are baited with programs that appear to be helpful and compassionate. As all government moves at a snails pace, by the time we see how incompetent a program is, there are already many citizens dependent on them and we don't have the strength of character to refuse them. Of course, that is the plan all along. And furthermore, the real ugly truth that the program eventually does way more harm than good is never fully explored by the masses. And so we ignore it, and we move on. Then, just as with the drip, it slowly increases with the addition of another unconstitutional program which steals even more of our liberty and taxes us even more and destroys even more citizens sense of self worth and achievement. Eventually, just as with the drip, we wake up some day and it is a flood and our very form of government and ability to achieve success and wealth and progress is so completely diminished that we have no choice but to turn to the ever expanding government for 'help' and 'support'. Of course the source of a drip will never dry up the pond now will it? It will only become a bigger pond, flooding more homes, destroying more property, rendering more citizens helpless and hopeless. The end is always the same, history shows it over and over again. Complete chaos and revolt against the very government that claimed to want to help and provide, but has only accomplished destruction of the very freedom and opportunity that could have provided for all.

Finally, just like the faulty fixture, it must be replaced. You cannot just slow a leak. It will not work for long. It will continue to get worse and worse. You must replace the entire worn out mechanism. In this case the mechanism is Liberalism. It cannot be tweaked. It cannot be slowed. It must be completely replaced. The replacement mechanism is Liberty and free market Capitalism, which has brought more prosperity and freedom throughout the world than any other form of human endeavor. Make no mistake, the results of this analogy are coming to pass. And the flood is real. And the damage will be catastrophic. America with all of it's Tea Party protests and forwarded emails about how our government is out of control; is nevertheless still dismissing the flood as only a drip, a minor irritation that a little plumbers putty will solve. The resulting flood destroys lives and destroys a form of government that has saved multitudes worldwide from despotism and death. Without this form of government the toll on the world will be apocalyptic. And we ignore this at the peril of not ourselves; we will continue to enjoy some freedom, but at the peril of future generations. Our children and their children and their children. It is our shame to be the generation that both knew the drip was serious and chose to ignore it instead of replacing the defective part of an otherwise perfect fixture.


by: Keith D. Rodebush

March 3, 2010


Well, I've got a lot to say today and since I've been quite busy at work I'm not really focused. But then I thought, what the heck, I'll just ramble and you can listen if you want; if not you can move on to the next rambler.
First, I'll just say, that ultimately I was quite disappointed by Debra Medina. I don't usually call out people by name here unless it's vital to the point at hand. But I fell for it and had really high hopes for that ole gal. Let me first say that though I don't hold anything against Glenn Beck, cause I love the guy and what he's done to educate this nation is priceless, I think he kinda ambushed her. However, if you want to be Governor of the third largest state in the union perhaps you should be ready fer that, reckon? I only say that because Glenn could have had Rick Perry on the show and then out of nowhere asked him about his pushing the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine on the state of Texas and how he has deep ties to Merck who develops the vaccine and stands to make billions at $360 a pop for each girl under 12 that Perry tried to force the vaccine upon...but he didn't do that...did he? So those of us that supported Medina are a bit put off with ol' Glenn right now. However, I am if anything a fair man. And the bottom line is Mrs. Medina blew it. The tragedy is that she could have knocked it out of the park. What she should have said is this when asked if our government had anything to do with the 9/11 attacks:

"Of course not! That would be crazy! However, the attackers were here on student visas even though they were on terrorist watch lists. They were learning to fly planes but weren't interested in landing them. They had drivers licenses. The FBI was forbidden to share information with the CIA and vice versa. In other words, the federal government, like all large bureaucracies is utterly incompetent to handle complicated problems. Which is precisely why you should never put your faith in government. Instead put your faith in free individuals, like the men and women on flight 93, who after learning of what was transpiring, took it upon themselves to attack the attackers and take a plane down rather than allowing it to be used as a weapon against their fellow citizens. The bottom line is that the federal government cannot begin to match what a free individual can do. So we must all look within for solutions to our problems and not to the federal government."

Had Mrs. Medina answered thusly, she would likely be the next governor of the state of Texas.
But alas, she did not.

Next, is the primary election in Texas. I haven't done all my homework but as of this writing I know of at least five representatives from Texas who voted for the bailout who were subsequently re-elected in the primary this year. Let that soak in for just a moment. Five people who voted for the biggest boondoggle in American history and started what we all thought was a firestorm of anger that was going to unseat the incumbents who refuse to listen to the people, were RE-ELECTED!!

Please don't whine anymore. I don't want to hear it. You get exactly the government that you deserve. Truth is I have been converted. the liberals were right all along. You really are too stupid for Liberty. They have to lead you by the nose or you will do harm to yourselves. 'Throw the bums out!' is nothing but a quaint saying that you toss around to try to convince your peers that you're not a lamb happily loping along to slaughter. I hope you are proud.

And so here we are. What to do now? Well, I say get a very good vintage of scotch and a fine cigar. Enjoy it immensely. Reflect on your life and the freedoms you have enjoyed; undeserved as they were. Grandchildren and future generations be damned! Savor the moment while you still can. Anyone who has read my post on Medicare/Medicaid knows that the end of the American Dream is at hand. You think the Depression was bad? You don't have a clue. Wait till the bill comes due for socialism. It will make the '30's seem like childs play. Me? I'm looking for property to build the compound. Hoping God will find it prudent to take me before the bill comes. Ya'll have good luck with that whole ignorant complacency thing. I'm sure it will turn out alright, won't it?