The New Rules

We conservatives have spent far too long playing by the old rules when liberals have completely changed the game. There was a time when laws meant what they said, when individual rights were important, when the government did not make it its business to oppress the executive’s ideological opponents, and when principles mattered. But that time has passed.

There’s a new set of rules, and while we don’t have control in Washington right now, we do have control most everywhere else – and someday a conservative will be president again. So there is no reason not to get going right now playing by the same rules the liberals do!

Of course, first we need to understand the basis of the new rules – it’s about having the moral courage to obtain and keep power. Until now, we conservatives have been guided by “principles” and “values” that only serve to distract us from what’s really important. Under the new rules, we will no longer let arbitrary ideas about how America should work get in the way of maximizing our ability to exercise our authority over others. After all, our supremacy is a moral imperative.

We will step beyond obsolete notions about process and embrace the primacy of results. We will stop treating “means” and “ends” like they are distinct and different – as 1984 (Read it – lots of great tactics, techniques and procedures!) teaches, “Power is not a means; it is an end.” Means and ends will flow together seamlessly, and we will stop getting hung-up on how we do things and focus on the real goal under the new rules – consolidating our power for the greater good.

Take the law. Under the old rules, judges were constrained by the plain meaning of the text, but that is far too restrictive. Words must mean what we need them to mean, no more and no less. We have to appoint judges who won’t prattle on about “judicial restraint” and “not legislating from the bench,” and who will reliably rule exactly how we need them to rule on each and every case. Let’s appoint judges, who understand that their purpose is to rationalize rulings that support our policy priorities, not seek some “legally correct” decision that might not. The law of the land is whatever we want it to be!

We should celebrate Judge Robert’s recent Obamacare decision – it was liberating! He made it clear that when we want a different result, we don’t have to be deterred by the fact that the law means exactly the opposite. He affirmed that judges should interpret statutes – and the Constitution too – based upon a subjective desire for a particular outcome. Think of the possibilities for conservative progress if we aren’t hamstrung by some inconvenient text in a statute or the literal meaning of the words on some ancient parchment!

Where we have control of law enforcement, we have another great opportunity to play by the new rules. There are all sorts of liberal organizations out there shamelessly advocating policies and ideas we disapprove of. As we have learned, we can turn the power of the government upon them to root out this wrongdoing. We do not need to bother with accusing them of any kind of specific crime – why should we restrict our investigations to clear violations of laws? Instead, we can launch fishing expeditions to see what we can dig up – and even if there’s nothing, well, remember that the process is the punishment. Regardless, it’s important to establish that our political opponents will pay a price for presuming to oppose us.

And, naturally, when our allies are accused of breaking the law, we just ignore it. There needs to be two sets of laws – one for us, and one for everyone else. Otherwise, we might be constrained from doing what we please.

And there are other opportunities a huge government can provide us. Beyond audits and blocking vital certifications, the IRS has plenty of juicy information on every American – we can selectively release it to intimidate those who do not support us. And when we get a hold of everyone’s medical records under Obamacare – wow! What an opportunity!

Of course, there will not be any Obamacare. Oh, technically it might be hard to repeal (though getting rid of the filibuster entirely will make it much easier!), but who needs to repeal it when we can just choose not to enforce it? Our next president simply has to instruct the rest of the executive branch that they will not be taking any action with regard to implementing Obamacare, not collecting any of its taxes (they are taxes this week, right?) and not enforcing any of its mandates. Understand that we won’ be refusing to carry out the law – we’ll just be focusing on different executive priorities!

Perhaps the mainstream media will speak up, at least at first. But, you know, the New York Times, NBC and the rest really seem to have way too much power over our national conversation. It just isn’t fair how these big companies drown out the voices of regular people. Heck, these corporate entities are not even people and certainly should not have rights like people do to speak freely and so forth. They are more of a public utility, and frankly, they have not been serving the public good. That’s why we will use the FCC to take charge and oversee the shamefully deregulated mainstream media. We especially need some sort of doctrine to ensure fairness that forces the Washington Post and CNN to give a fair hearing to conservative ideas, religious views, and traditional values.

You know, there’s been a lot of bigotry against conservatives, religious people, and traditional Americans, and it is time the government took action by concentrating its anti-discrimination efforts on those spewing hate against them. We will have to root out policies and practices that result in such prejudice. Step one is focusing on colleges, where hate against normal Americans runs amok. Colleges that refuse to conform will lose their funding and tax exempt status – oh, and we will be taxing excessive endowments too. Schools like liberal Harvard have billions socked away, money that could be better used serving working Americans’ priorities than those of wealthy college administrators.

And speaking of billions, Hollywood and the entertainment industry need our attention. They spew out a tremendous amount of hate against conservatives, religious people, and traditional Americans, and that kind of intolerance simply cannot be tolerated. We’ll need to take action under the discrimination laws to punish the kind of offensive words and portrayals that make normal Americans feel unsafe and marginalized in theaters and their own homes.

Moreover, those in Hollywood and in the high tech world are getting far too rich. They are simply not paying their fair share – remember that their wealth came from the regular Americans who buy movie tickets and iPhones, and it is only right that these rich liberals give something back to working American families.

A 40% surcharge on all Hollywood and Silicon Valley windfall profits would go a long way towards making things fairer – and this has nothing to do with the fact that most Hollywood and Silicon Valley political money goes to our opponents. But don’t worry about our conservative allies in those two fields – if they don’t pay we just won’t prosecute them! But if you’re liberal, watch out!

Of course, it’s entirely possible that we and the Hollywood and high tech moguls can resolve the issues that led to them pouring money into our enemy’s coffers and come to some understanding that keeps us from having to rollback copyright protections on their intellectual property to, say, ten years.

This is only the beginning – the new rules liberate us from the constraints that for so long kept us from truly making conservative progress. All those “principles” and “ideals” about right and wrong and all that only served to take our eyes off of the real prize – our power, which we would only use for the common good.

Sure, we were all sad to see the old rules go, but gone they are. Our liberal friends made sure of that. So let’s make the best of it! (Kurt Schlichter)

Political Cartoons by Steve Breen

90

I am here today with family to gather round and celebrate my Dad’s 90th Birthday and that brings about some reflection and trepidations.

Think of all the the things that have happened in his lifetime so far. The first talking pictures arrived not long after he was born.

TV was created when he was child already in the world.

He is a child, literally, of The Depression when things were bad, worse than they are now, despite everything that Obama has tried to do.

But this is also when “The New Deal” started and Social Security and the beginnings of the Welfare State.

It also an America that eventually rose up against the Nazi’s and the Imperial Japanese and with no political correctness fought and won the last War America fought like that where 1000’s were killed but it was for the cause of freedom and it was celebrated for that. Unlike today where the Liberal Media counts every death and runs an expose’ on how evil it all is.

When you have politically correct wars.

Where the release of 30 Terrorists from Guantanamo (for 1 American hostage) is celebrated as a great thing, while an Army Sgt has been in jail most of the year in Mexico because of a wrong turn but he doesn’t matter.

Obama makes nice with his anti-war base and he makes nice with Terrorists who want to kill us all. But nothing for an innocent Army Sgt in a Mexican Jail.

No political advantage there, so they don’t cares.

But hey, that’s politics 2014 for you.

My dad would have gone off to war, expect we won before he did.

Then came Korea, which was 1/4 as long as M*A*S*H was.

“The Greatest Generation” for sure.

They also had hope and drive for the future. To make it better a world. Hope & Change weren’t just empty political buzzwords, they were action.

Unfortunately, their “The New Deal” and their grandkids starting mucking all that up with “The Great Society” which turns 50 next year. But the poverty rate is exactly the same relatively as it was then. The longest and slowest recovery from a Recession since the Depression, run by Liberal Democrats who also lengthened The Depression because of their socialist ideals.

Do you think the Democrats will throw a party for the 50th Anniversary of their “Great Society”?

He saw Man land on the moon. So did I, but I was 6 so my memories aren’t so great on that.

Then came Vietnam and the end of the old world.

Nixon is impeached for his tapes and the break-in of The WaterGate Hotel. The Liberal mafia media found it’s voice.

After all, Obama lied massively and repeatedly for years and then came Benghazi and what happened to him?

He got re-elected. And he continues to lie his ass off every day.

My how times change.

The Ministry of Truth is in full control of their propaganda.

So one of the things I worry about when I’m 90 (and I hope I am) is that the world will be just as unrecognizable then as it was when my father was born, but not in a good way.

As I am fond of quoting about Orwell, thought control is the central thesis of 1984 and it has been the central tenant of Liberalism ever since.

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

And who has controlled Education for generations?  Liberals.

Who controls the media, the majority? Liberals.

Who writes the oral and written history? Liberals.

“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”

“Orthodoxy means not thinking–not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”

So as successive generations are brainwashed into accepting the Liberal memes as normal and dependency and stupidity as normal what future is bright about that?

For if you can’t even conceive of rebellion, how can you rebel?

“Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”

And if you do rebel are you equipped to handle the roughness of self-reliance? I would say many, many people are not. That is scary. And so is, to them, the idea of going it “alone” without Big Brother and Mama Government there to soften the blows and hardships of life.

What’s a little freedom when you can have “security” right?

They are made into vassals for their Feudal Lords to rule over them. Vassals know their place and don’t get uppity, for if they do, then their Masters swift “justice” is upon them.

“Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know what no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”

Is this the future?

With the current Democrat Party it surely is. But that doesn’t make the Republicans much better though because they like power just as much as the next guy.

Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely. 🙂

It is up to the Vassals to take back America. It will not be an overnight process.

“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”

“The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.”

“We do not merely destroy our enemies; we change them.”

To the past, or to the future. To an age when thought is free. From the Age of Big Brother, from the Age of the Thought Police, from a dead man – greetings!”

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

The End of America

My 1,300th post.

Coming Soon to a Country near You:  The End

First you start years ago with the stupefying of the populace.

You have to have sheep before you can sheer them.

In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. -Orwell

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. -Orwell

And after the success of the “Vote for Me, The Other Guy’s an Asshole” re-election Campaign (and the Ignore everything- isn’t he Charismatic 2008 election) the populace is ready for that step.

Congress is gone around by regulations.

$7 Trillion in New debt in 5 years. AND they want to spend even More!!

And that’s ok because the people are so drugged up on the Government money, and the government is so drugged up ON the money that no one wants the party to end and be responsible adults.

7.8%+ unemployment for more than 4 years and no one is held accountable for it.

Your basic freedoms are rendered effectively worthless.

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face, forever.-Orwell

Political Correctness has effectively killed the First Amendment. Unless you like being called a Racist, Heartless,Mean, Cruel, Greed Homophobic,misogynist capitalist terrorist that is. 🙂

“Thoughtcrime, they called it. Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you.” 

“Nearly all children nowadays were horrible. What was worst of all was that by means of such organizations as the Spies they were systematically turned into ungovernable little savages, and yet this produced in them no tendency whatever to rebel against the discipline of the Party. On the contrary, they adored the Party and everything connected with it… All their ferocity was turned outwards, against the enemies of the State, against foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals. It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children.”  “Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime is death.”

The Party is not interested in the overt act. The thought is all we care about.-Orwell

You have a totally complaint Media.They way they swept Benghazi under the carpet is evidence of that. And how they have selective Agenda-driven outrage.

At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is “not done”… Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing, either in the popular press or in the highbrow periodicals.- Orwell

In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.-Orwell

Educate them in the Liberal way. It’s only “fair”.

Emotion overrides logic.

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.-Orwell

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

How hallow is that these days?

Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidarity to pure wind. -Orwell

The Second Amendment is effectively gone. If you support it, you obviously support terrorists and gun-toting psychos who likes/wants to kill children. People should not have guns.

Only Government should have guns. 🙂

The logical fact that criminals don’t get guns in the normal way that you and I would, means nothing.

President Obama: “battle for gun-control will not end”

And background checks can just be another tool for the government to nose around and make decisions about you on their terms (and the fact that there are background checks ALREADY on everything except a private person-to-person sale is not relevant to the Agenda.)

Perception is everything. Perception of Thought, doubly so.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

But the government can read your Emails. They can use drones. They can bug your car. After all, if you’re not a terrorist or a subversive what do you have to hide sheepie. Baaaaaa….

The U.S. government — and likely your own government, for that matter — is either watching your online activity every minute of the day through automated methods and non-human eavesdropping techniques, or has the ability to dip in as and when it deems necessary — sometimes with a warrant, sometimes without.

The Obama Administration is headed to court today to argue that warrantless GPS tracking is just fine.

The administration will present its arguments before a federal appeals court today, despite the U.S. Supreme Court last year ruling that a warrant was needed to attach a GPS device to a suspected criminal’s vehicle. (CNET)

CISPA is controversial because it overrules all existing federal and state laws by saying “notwithstanding any other provision of law,” including privacy policies and wiretap laws, companies may share cybersecurity-related information “with any other entity, including the federal government.” It would not, however, require them to do so.

Like they care what the courts say, really…

What the Congress won’t do, Obama will get the regulators to do. It’s not like Liberals give up the Agenda just because some Court or Law says they can’t do it.

ObamaCare, anyone.

Being able to control everyone from before birth to after death!

Now comes the coup de grace: “Immigration Reform”.

The liberals have no intention of “securing” the border. Absolutely none.

They want to have these illegals (and future ones too) made legal.

Then they can vote.

Add 10-15 million new Democrats and you have Cuba/North Korea/Venezuela etc here.

The self-perpetuating election of Liberal Democrats, no matter what you do. They just pander to their new majority base and self-perpetuate themselves and steamroll over everyone and anything that gets in their way.

And they only really need 1 more Justice on the Supreme Court and they have that too.

Come on, Obama isn’t still in Campaign Mode even though he’s not able to run again because that’s all he’s good at (which it is).

No, he wants to crush the Republicans in 2014 and then hand off the Glorious Socialist States of Amerika to President Hilary Clinton and her successors in 2016.

He’s looking for a successor, just like Kim il Sung did when he “created” North Korea. Or Castro’s Cuba, or Chavez in Venezuela.

Create a Legacy. Be the Father of  a new Nation.

The New George Washington. (and he’s black instead of an evil White bastard is appropriate).

They want absolutely incontestable rule.

Where will your Freedoms lie then, Citizen?

In the trash heap of “the old days”, that’s where.

The fat,dumb and happy to be ignorant will have inherited the country in perpetuity.

The Founding Fathers will be those quaint rebels who just got it all wrong and it took over 200 years to get it right.

“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?… Has it ever occurred to your, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?…The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact, there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking—not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.” – Syme

“It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself—anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face… was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime…”

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Legislation giving states the power to compel retailers outside their borders to collect online sales taxes, a touchy subject for Internet merchants, is likely to move forward in the Senate next week. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday filed a motion in support of the measure.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

How quaint. How old fashioned. How racist. How mean. How evil.

How, indeed.

“Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”

WAR (0n the wrong thoughts) IS PEACE

FREEDOM IS SLAVERY

IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

FEAR IS HOPE

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.

So do you see 3 lights or 4 lights, Citizen? And does it matter?? 🙂

Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

Political Cartoons by Chuck Asay