August 28, 2011

America is Not Divided


In my last two articles I have engaged in an intellectual exercise to show the merits of a true third party transition to carry America forward by going back to her traditional political framework rooted in the protection of the sacrosanct principles of rights to Life, Liberty and Property. If you have not, you should read those two first. It is also important to understand that no one person can successfully begin a third party. It must be a coalition of well respected leaders who act in concert to upend the apple cart at once.
I will attempt to bridge some of the knee-jerk emotional issues that the powers that be have enjoyably used to divide us as a people. This division gives them justification to control us and keeps the money flowing to campaigns with nothing to offer but vitriol. We must all recognize that we are in a cultural war for the soul of this nation. Our opponents sporting a plethora of names but Marxists all, have been playing for keeps for over a hundred years. It is incumbent upon us to fight with purpose to protect this constitutional republic for future generations. Nothing less than the existence of these United States is at stake. We will not win over every soul; but if we fight smart a vast majority of Americans will embrace Liberty again.

I begin with this issue for two reasons. One, the Marxists have long understood that the future of a nation is it's youth. That is precisely why they have infected every corner of education in this nation already. Two, the Founders understood that self government will only work with a virtuous and educated public. Nothing could be more important for the long term healing of this nation than to return education to a personal level where local parents control the content of their children's schools.
Entrenched bureaucracies are not easily dismantled, however, the Department of Education must be abolished. The dismal record of this federal monstrosity coupled with it's massive budget should make this easy, but alas it will not be. This action will have to be in concert with a national informational push to ensure all Americans that the legal system will be available and accessible to all citizens who require redress for discriminatory practices in any corner of America. Every American child has a right to access to an education. A voucher system is a possible bridge to an end, but ultimately complete control for education must return to the States and local municipalities. All States must be urged to include vigorous instruction in history that includes the virtue of protecting individual liberty and the dangers of collectivist thought in the 20th century. Political correctness must be ignored and we must teach that all collectivist thought is rooted in Marxism and totalitarianism and destroys Liberty. Americans as a whole are sick and tired of hearing how awful America is. Pride in our nation is a must for our children. America has done more to lift the people of the world out of poverty and oppression than any country in history and it's high time we bragged on it. Finally, we must use aggressive techniques to open the eyes of the urban populace. A good tactic is to turn an opponents methods against them. For instance we should frame the educational debate as a Freedom of Choice issue. Why shouldn't you have a choice where to send your child to school? Voucher programs in our Capital have shown this is a winning issue. We should also use class warfare, but in a different context. Rich people get to choose where to send their children to school, so why shouldn't you be able to choose? Equality in Education is our mantra. The children that are hurt the worst by the current federal education system are the poorest and in many cases minorities. We must embrace their plight as our own and lift them up to the freedom a good education can provide. Loose your chains and rise out of poverty!

Democrats are racists. That's right I said it and our leadership needs to say it over and over again. It's not enough to say though, you have to prove it. Our leadership must be schooled in democratic racism and prepared at any moment to provide documented evidence. All government poverty programs are predicated on the notion that minorities cannot excel on their own. The assistance given is not invected with positive reinforcement and entrepreneurial spirit. It is merely handouts intended to enslave the recipients to a political party. It is time to call them out constantly. Voting rights passed with Republican senators efforts to overcome Southern Democrat resistance. None other than LBJ voted against Truman's civil rights bill that among other things banned lynching, before he became President. Democrats/Marxists are shameless and have used the plight of black Americans for political gain and we should call them on it at every turn. Conservatives believe in Liberty for all and that includes responsibility. That being said, the simple fact is that the governments War on Poverty has been an abysmal failure and has devastated the urban minority populations. Our new task is to slowly change the focus and money for poverty programs to educational freedom and economic enfranchisement. Teaching minority communities to engage in free market capitalism will lift them out of poverty quicker than any handout possibly could. Imagine the enormous mountains of cash now frittered away in welfare programs being redirected to establish locally controlled excellence in education programs and free market capitalism for urban communities. Race must become irrelevant in America. No race question should be allowed on any government document, job application or census. As always the public must be assured that the legal system is available for redress of proven institutional racism, but otherwise we must get beyond race and treat people as people. Any urban poverty programs must be designed to disperse and rejuvenate the communities making 'poor' sections obsolete. All programs must also be designed to phase out slowly with successful results. These programs must be aggressive and temporary, no more than two generations should be required to set the minority population on the road to the success of Liberty coupled with free market capitalism. Finally political correctness must be abolished, ridiculed and aggressively exposed for the stupidity it represents. You have a right to be free, you don't have a right to not be offended. If you're offended, get over it and move on with your life, ignoring the offender if you must. This too must be taught in schools at an early age. Some people are jerks, move on!

This issue is another that requires mostly aggressive informational campaigning. My dad was 22 years in the Air Force and as conservative as they come. He taught me at an early age to respect the beauty of nature. We camped a lot when I was a child and we were always made to pick up the trash around a campsite before we left, even others trash. "Always leave it better than you found it." he would say. At first we hated it but eventually it became second nature. I admonished my friends not to litter all through the 70's. We all want clean air and clean water. Modern day environmentalists are no more than anti-capitalists and in some cases anarchists. Nothing reveals this any more than the Global Warming Hoax perpetrated by the 'Extreme Green' fascists led by the likes of Al Gore, who stood to profit considerably from Cap and Trade legislation. Conservatives need an aggressive campaign to fight for Free Market Green solutions. Americans respond to positive messages. We should adopt a positive, national pride and responsibility message that rejects government control and constantly points out the ridiculous but predictable arrogance of government environmental programs that destroy massive job creating and community enhancing projects for insignificant snails, lizards or weeds. It is good business to protect our environment and use our resources frugally and that is the message government needs to send. The most polluting nations in the world are those with extreme poverty. Just look at the rivers around massive poor populations around the world. Trash and human waste flow endlessly. Prosperous nations are the best equipped to institute free market intelligent pollution controls and develop newer technologies to provide clean sources of energy for our entrepreneurial society. This argument is easily winnable by anyone with the courage to stand and fight for common sense environmental respect.

So many times the current perceived societal problem is actually caused by previous governmental interference into something in which it has no business whatsoever. Marriage is a multi-millennial long tradition rooted in religious and cultural values of family. Early civilizations understood the advantages of cohesive family units in the raising of children, preserving societal safety and peaceful cohabitation. At what point did we agree that the government should control the tradition of marriage? What gives the government the authority to require a license for one to commit to a lifetime of dedication to a loved one? Clearly, government has no right whatsoever to interject itself into a tradition as long held in civil societies as marriage. By doing so, government has granted 'preferred status' to married individuals which inevitably leads to societal jealousy and division. Anytime government allows one citizen to be treated differently than another the end result will always be discrimination and corruption. I personally believe that homosexuality is an abomination. I believe that some are born with more of a predilection towards it, and others are drawn to it for emotional reasons. But if I go to Heaven, and God tells me my friends will not be with me there because they loved another of the same sex, I will have many questions about that 'God is Love' thing. Regardless of how or why it occurs, the simple act of one person loving another is in and of itself harmless to society at large. Freedom often means liberty for those with which we vehemently disagree. The criteria must always be the protection of rights of others. Same sex relationships do not pose a threat to my rights. However, freedom also means that religious and social organizations must be free to decide for themselves whether they will engage with or distance themselves from a behavior with which they find sinful and against nature. If you don't like that, then you are free to start your own church or your own social organization. Communities must be able to decide for themselves what homes they want children raised in. I'm sorry, but if your sexual preference by nature negates the possibility of children, then you have no right to raise them. If a church decides to marry same sex couples, the community can decide if they care to attend that church. No persons should be discriminated against when it comes to commerce, health or basic needs. The Constitution protects the Life, Liberty and Property of all Americans, period. No hospital has the right to tell a patient who can visit them. No insurance company has a right to tell a client who their benefits should be assigned to. The solution to this issue is to get the government the Hell out of our lives. Courts must protect Constitutional rights. Freedom of association must be respected. Religious freedom must be protected. Traditions developed over thousands of years of societal behavior should be left to society to evolve, not to the bureaucrats in an oppressive government.

The Constitution guarantees the protection of all Americans rights to Life, Liberty and Property.'s the first one. All others cannot be protected without first protecting life. All human life in America must be protected, period. No matter how one may want to resort to clinical means of obfuscation, not a single person on earth can tell me where life begins, not one. Therefore, we are obligated by the Constitution to err on the side of life. The taking of an innocent human life is murder plain and simple. We must educate our children that this is so. There are many ways to prevent pregnancy, abortion is not one of them, it is the murder of an innocent child, no different than killing a 5 year old. Anyone who disagrees with this stance must be asked to prove when life begins. Failing to do so they should be called what they are, Murderers. The protection of innocent life has no place for political correctness or misplaced kindness. If you support the killing of a child you are an abhorrent creature deserving no respect or place in civil society. Truth.

We are a nation of laws. Any person who disrespects American law disrespects the American people. All American people, including those who legally migrate here. The Constitution requires the federal government to protect the States from invasion. Clearly we cannot simply open our borders to all who wish to come, there must be a sensible limit to allow assimilation into our society. The borders must be protected. The immigration laws in regards to businesses must be enforced. Legal immigrants must be respected by not allowing illegal immigrants to trample on their sacrifice. Any illegal immigrant in the U.S. is subject to deportation and/or legal jurisprudence. No one entering the U.S. illegally has any right to access public assistance, education or commerce. I don't care if you are Mexican, Guatemalan, Chinese, British or any other nationality on the face of the earth, you will enter America legally or you will get the Hell out. If the American people want to change immigration policy; we will. No foreign country has any right to interject in this process. Mind your own business.

Most Americans understand on a very fundamental level the importance of personal liberty and the destructiveness of collectivists intervention. Brainwashed Democrats will completely reject redistribution of wealth if practiced on a personal level. Go to any American house in the country and tell the occupant that you are taking their car away and giving it to a neighbor who cannot afford one. They will throw you off of their property, violently if so required. Conservatives must embark on an all out assault on Marxist principles of the collective above the individual. Strong, passionate and relentless rejection of all things communist will resonate loudly with the American people. If not for the successful lies of the left, they would not win a single election in the United States of America. Most people are hungry for a party to emerge and passionately fight for the soul of this nation. Let's Roll!!

by: Keith D. Rodebush

August 9, 2011

A Bridge to Elsewhere


With America continuing it's spiral into the economic abyss one might think that citizens of all political persuasions would begin to converge on some common goals and interests and work towards a renewal of our economic greatness. One would be terribly wrong. In fact it appears that America is on it's way to deepening the divide between the People. But is this divide real? Some of it is certainly so. We have a segment of our population that believe that capitalism is evil and that socialism is the humane way of life. These will never agree with constitutional capitalists much as those in the Revolution who believed fealty to the King should be the duty of all Americans would never agree with the Patriots. But ideological divides are normal and healthy when filled with spirited debate and shared respect. After the Revolutionary War there was a great push across the colonies to ensure that loyalists were not unduly punished. Of course, there were incidents but mass reprisal did not take place. Some loyalist moved back to England but most stayed and became a part of the Great Experiment. However, what we are seeing today is much more insidious. The press plays a part in this as I pointed out in an article called the Great Divide. There is a coalition thrusting Marxist thought upon the young and the ignorant. This is a coordinated attack by unions, cultural media, academia and political leadership. It is relentless and it has been going on for a century but with earnest in the last 15 years, not coincidentally after the '94 conservative revolution. This is a monumental threat to the Union. In my opinion it borders on treason. The actual numbers of individuals involved actively are miniscule. The vast majority are the useful idiots Marx gleefully proposed as the ground forces for subterfuge of governments. The sad fact is that many of these are woefully ignorant of history, economics and virtue. I contend however, that with the defeat of Marxist thought combined with the abject failure of socialist policy and with the eventual exposure of the cultural media and academia as outright propagandist for Marxism; many of these people will return to the fold of good American citizens who love Life, Liberty and Property rights. The true believers will never be redeemed. While a growing number, in my estimation this is only about 20% of the active citizenry. That number is important as polls have consistently shown that about 40% of Americans consider themselves either conservative or strongly conservative. This leaves about 40% of the so-called moderates or independents. Therein lies the nexus of political stalemate in America today. Moderates are by their very nature easily swayed. The reason that they are moderates is they are willing to compromise their beliefs for the sake of peaceful negotiation. This lends itself to easily being beguiled by ideologues who demonize their opponents and demand compromise while themselves giving no quarter in the political war. Though the Marxists need a larger percentage of the moderates to prevail they have the propagandist media and academia coupled with unions, making this quite easy to achieve in fact. The tendancy of conservatives to be decent, fair and pre-occupied means that little push back to the Marxist charge is given until it begins to wrought it's inevitable destruction of our traditional values and/or our economy. So my friends, there you have the recipe for continued division, destruction and diametrically opposed visions for America. What to do...what to do? As my last blogpost revealed, I have come to the conclusion that the only logical answer is a new political paradigm.

What is interesting about the above stated numbers, which are mine but based on intense reading of many polls over many years, is that conservatives could build an unbeatable coalition if only they could peel off a consistent number of moderates around the 15-20% range. This is not only doable but extremely easy if one can only do a couple of critical things. One, address some of the devisive issues that reach moderates on a very emotional level. Two, adopt an aggressive war-like attitude, such as that the left has incorporated for a century, to smite our policial enemies and evicerate their ideology on the world stage for all to witness. I contend that the GOP as entrenched is wholly incapable of implementing this strategy. In fact a small number of GOP faithful will reject these tactics and much like the loyalist that returned to England will fade in the political landscape never to be seen nor heard from again in any real relevancy. But such a strategy will coalesce a vast majority of Americans with the strongest bonds of humanity; Love, Life, Liberty, Prosperity, Free-Market Capitalism, Traditional Values, Charity and above all; Patriotism. God Bless the United States of America!

Soon, I will address the devisive issues that need to be addressed. Perhaps you can guess what some of them may be? I will also outline the aggressive techniques needed to once and for all banish the Marxist ideal of the collective comfort over the individual's rights to the waste bin of history where it will take it's rightful place beside Feudalism and Aristocracy as despicable whims of evil men.

by: Keith D. Rodebush

August 4, 2011

A Call to Perry, Palin et al to Save America


Every generation is a living chapter of history. Historical boredom marks many a generation. The history that piques the interest of the scholar, whether armchair or ivory tower, is that which takes place during extremely difficult times. History frowns upon the ill-prepared. Examine some of the problems facing America and the world and you begin to fathom the depth of this generation’s challenge:

• Spread of Violent Islamic Jihad and Sharia Law
• Unsecured Borders/Unenforced Immigration Laws
• Rampant Corruption in Government
• Marxist Infiltration/Indoctrination in all Aspects of Government and Education
• Economic Terrorism
• High Unemployment
• Assault on and Disregard for, Our Constitutional Republican Form of Government
• Assault on Free Market Capitalism
• Loss of Property Rights
• Intrusive Police State
• Divisive Class & Racial Politics
• Loss of Respect For Life
• Loss of Faith in Our Creator
• Science Corrupted by Ideology
• Educational & Intellectual Decline
• Yellow Journalism
• Rife Dishonesty
• Collapse of Justice System into Political Tool
• Profligate Spending & Taxation
• Excessive Regulations on Business
• Unholy Alliance of Corporations and Government
• Loss of Sovereignty
• Loss of American Identity & Culture
• Communist Chinese Military Build-Up
• Nuclear Proliferation Among Radical Dictators
• Decline of Western Civilization & Values
• Demographic Demise of Europe

The list is almost endless. The sloth and arrogance of the American people coupled with the onslaught of Marxist thought and incompetent & corrupt leadership have led this great nation to the precipice of destruction. Chaos, tyranny, violence, hunger and death will engulf the world if the People of America do not instigate a paradigm shift in the United States federal government. What is at stake is whether Mankind will have a bulwark against fascism, and whether Liberty will be defended on the international stage. If America does not stand for Freedom and the concept of individual worth and prosperity, what nation will do so?

The two-party political system in America, having served us well for some period of time, has devolved in the last century into co-equal oppressors. Recent hopes for the Republican Party to rise to the calling of the People for constitutional republicanism have been dashed following historic elections in 1994 and 2010. The frustration of the People is beyond the ability of language to quantify. Party leadership makes it ever so apparent to thinking Americans that the GOP has no real interest in dismantling centralized, unconstitutional government; only controlling it for their own personal power and prosperity at the expense of the rights of the Several States and the Liberty of the People.

The challenges facing this nation are much too great for any one person to properly engage. While true leadership has been lacking in recent decades we are blessed to have in the political realm a handful of charismatic, energetic, patriotic, honest and intelligent individuals who have risen to the forefront to fight for a return to the Founding principles. The recent Tea Party movement contains a vast cross section of hard-working American People longing for a return to our traditional values & principles. It is within this context that I hereby request a coalition of individuals to combine their efforts in the cause of Liberty. It is with the full measure of spiritual muster that I call upon:

Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio and Allen West…

Rise above your personal ambition. Give flight to your patriotic fervor. Embrace the yearning American People and carry the torch of Liberty for a Second Revolution. A revolution of peace brought forth through the very construct of our Founding Fathers, the U.S. Constitution. Launch the ship of redemption for the Great Experiment and lead a third party, The Tea Party to a historic victory in the coming election of 2012. There are many who will follow and lead, but your popularity and resonance will solidify our efforts. I truly believe that, We the People of the United States of America would feverishly support such a movement to the extent that a historical shift in the political landscape will ensue. Upon seeing the popularity and spirit of such a movement, GOP candidates nationwide will abandon the old guard establishment and join this effort at haste. Democrats and Independents who have been locked in a political nightmare having truly been abandoned by their party years ago will also join. I have worked hard all of my life, prayed hard and been loyal to my country. I am a proud man not prone to begging but I beg each and every one of you; look into your hearts, pray; and help us save this, the greatest nation known to Mankind.

History is made by those with the courage to make it. Do not allow the waning flame of Liberty to be vanquished from the Earth. Deep within your hearts you know that current political parties will never allow the dismantling of centralized powerful government. This can only be done by an outside force, emboldened by the will of the People and blessed by Providence. Time may be unkind to procrastinated action. The fate of the world desperately awaits your decision. I urge you with all dispatch, lead us to victory!


In Liberty,


Besieged American

August 1, 2011

The D.C. Deal Dance


Do you know how things are done in Washington D.C.? I suspect that you have an inkling but I doubt that you know just how bad it is. The truth is that most of what you see is nothing more than political theatre. The intent of our legislative system is that bills would be offered, then debated openly on the respective floors, strengthened by amendment and then voted on. It is all meant to be a very open and honest process which allows for free thinking individuals to have the opportunity to create coalitions simply by the force of their ideas. This has not happened in the U.S. Congress for many, many years. The truth is that the leadership of both parties meet behind closed doors way ahead of any serious debate. They lay out both their legislative agenda AND, more importantly to them, their political concerns. Deals are made and the process is laid out, including to what extent each side will engage in political propaganda. One side may demand that at some point they will have to come out and call the other side the devil. This is understood and agreed to, knowing that the base agreement will not change. It is understood that certain members from certain districts will have to be allowed to vociferously argue against the bill, but this is all theatre and the votes are already whipped and they all know the outcome. Both sides eventually appear to ‘cave’ on certain demands that each already knew would never be met. The original agreement, which was already worked out before the ‘show’ began, then magically appears as the ‘compromise’ that the party leadership has been working tirelessly on for the American people. The bills are written by staff and sometimes even by outside interest groups. Previously agreed to ‘amendments’ are offered to sustain the illusion of debate. Legislators seldom read the whole bill. Debate on the floor is had, but no one is paying attention. Every vote is already locked in. No floor debate has changed more than a minor handful of inconsequential votes in either House of Congress in decades. These floor debates are simply talking points for the Cspan viewership, many times just providing political cover for selected members. Some of the truly reasonable members are allowed to offer bills that actually address the problem, but no vote is scheduled and no debate is had. It is simply a bone to quiet them down. Certain members and outside media groups on both sides will begin to rant about how terrible is this bill. This is the coup de grace for dissention because 'everyone' knows that true compromise means no one is really happy. Then the final vote is tallied and the credits on the show begin to roll. The media freely cooperate with the subsequent self-aggrandizement of how the American people have once again won a victory for compromise and reasonable government. The leadership and handpicked members then line up for the photo-ops and news conferences where they each assure their constituencies how hard they fought some of the more 'radical' elements of the original legislation to much fanfare. Finally, the fund raising letters for both sides go out. “We barely stopped this attack on your Liberty/Medicare (or whatever issue du jour works). We need your donation to continue to fight the good fight in your name. We came so close to losing here, we need your support.” And the Band played on…

That, my friends, is exactly what you have just witnessed in the so called debate on the Debt Ceiling hike. As usual with this type of faux debate the real losers are the taxpayers of America. You have been duped once again. How does it feel? If you are not sick to your stomach, you aren’t paying close enough attention. Hundreds of GOP candidates must be primaried in 2012 to have any hope at all to change this game. We are in a generational fight for the soul of this nation. Until we change enough members so this type of Kabuki dance politics ceases we will continue down the road to moral and fiscal ruin. Dust off your Tea Party signs; change the word ‘Dems’ to ‘RINO’s’ and let’s clean out this rats nest again in the next election.

by: Keith D. Rodebush