Monday, February 28, 2011

The Wisdom of Franklin

Benjamin Franklin had it right. Today I think one can safely say that since the great experiment in self government (republican government), whose concepts were born during the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment and came to full fruition with the American Revolution, the nation founded on the principles contained in Franklin’s quote below has strayed far.
“The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy.” –Benjamin Franklin, Emblematical Representations, 1774
The further we have strayed from the founding republican principles on which this nation was built and grew strong staying true to, the greater our problems seem to grow. We are already in the shadows of a declining nation. The choice we have is to continue on the same path or chart a new one.
Franklin had, wisdom, oh if ONLY our leaders today had that

Monday, September 27, 2010

A bit of misplaced, yet righteous outrage

From the fine folks at Weasel Zippers who, by aiming for the easy to pick low hanging fruit, miss the real issue with Obama’s ideology.
Oops He Did It Again: For Second Time, Obama Omits “Creator” When Speaking of “Inalienable Rights” Cited in Declaration of Independence…
Now, the real problem im the Obamassiah’s statement is not his “omission” of the word Creator. Here first read his statement.

Just seven days after he sparked controversy by omitting the word “Creator” when he closely paraphrased the passage from the Declaration of Independence that says all men “are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,” President Barack Obama again omitted the Creator when speaking about the “inalienable rights” that “everybody is endowed with.” This time the president was speaking at a Sept. 22 fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, and his reference to “inalienable rights” was not as close a paraphrasing of the Declaration as it had been the week before.

“And what was sustaining us was that sense that, that North Star, that sense that, you know what, if we stay true to our values, if we believe that all people are created equal and everybody is endowed with certain inalienable rights and we’re going to make those words live, and we’re going to give everybody opportunity, everybody a ladder into the middle class, every child able to go as far as their dreams will take them–if we stay true to that, then we’re going to be able to maintain the energy and the focus, the fight, the gumption to get stuff done,” Obama said at the DCCC/DSCC event, according to the transcript posted by the White House.
To me, he says we are “Created” so the fishing for hidden meanings in the fact that he does not say “Creator” as well misses the larger issue. Focus on this quote.

if we stay true to our values, if we believe that all people are created equal and everybody is endowed with certain inalienable rights and we’re going to make those words live, and we’re going to give everybody opportunity, everybody a ladder into the middle class,

Yep, see, his version of our national ideal is that the GOVERNMENT is going to GIVE opportunity, and somehow ensure EVERYONE has a place in the MIDDLE CLASS. Sorry Barry, but the Founders spoke of freedoms like the PURSUIT of happiness, not any guarantee of happiness, and certainly no government “ladders” into any certain class. Their ideal was more along the lines of keeping the government out-of-the-way. Once again, Obama’ vision, and that of his entire party, of America is out of touch with the men who founded America.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Senator Coburn, I second that emotion!

Tom Coburn is not exactly what you would call on the Newt 2012 bandwagon! Neither am I! Coburn has his reasons, which I share, and to which I would add quite simply that Newt is a politician, in my opinion before he is a Conservative! That just will not do! We need leadership, and in my opinion, politicians are not, by nature leaders. They are, rather than driven by principles, are driven too often by power!

Monday, August 16, 2010

DaleyGator DaleyThought: The victimzed Mulsims Card

A member of CAIR says the Tea Party are just bigoted against Muslims. My response is,unlike Obama's clear, concise and correct!

Monday, July 5, 2010

My radio show from 7-5-10

I talked about the Founders, and their sacrificees and principles! Listen here!

Monday, June 7, 2010

MAJOR announcements concerning the Daley Gator

Announcement number one- This month, marks the two-year anniversary of the start of The DaleyGator! Thanks to all of the readers, the blogs that link us blogroll us, and who have been so gracious to Ed and I.

Announcement number two- Sometime this week we will exceed the 300,000 hits mark, this blog is growing and again, thanks yto all those who make it possible. I expect that 400,000 will fall before the end of the year.

The third, and biggest announcement is that on Wednesday at 4 PM EST my radio show on Chimpsy Radio will debut. Thanks to David Cholesterol for the opportunity, you can check out their entire talk lineup out right here!

If you care to chat about the show, before or after look here for the chat, check out the Facebook page here!

I am excited about this and hope to hear from y’all, give me feedback, I will appreciate it!

Friday, April 23, 2010

The trouble with Liberals

Well, OK, if you read that headline and thought “there trouble with Liberals is everything they stand for” you would be correct. However, the one specific area I am concerned with is this. Liberals have real issues thinking in simple terms. Take this story I found while perusing the Blogprof’s fine work

Granholm: All Supreme Court candidates ‘sensitive to women’s concerns’

President Barack Obama’s statements this week about seeking a Supreme Court nominee who is sensitive to women’s rights “does not necessarily” mean Gov. Jennifer Granholm will move up the list of possible nominees, the governor said today.

“I think everyone on that list is sensitive to women’s concerns,” Granholm said about the names in published reports said to be among those Obama is considering to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.
Blogprof then offers a fine take on Granholm’s lack of focus on what is truly important in picking a Supreme Court justice
This is what infuriates me about today’s judiciary. Here we have the President and a potential pick that are ‘concerned about’ women’s ‘rights’/'issues’ when the only thing that should concern them is upholding the US Constitution!
Absolutely! That IS all that matters. But Granholm, and identity politics addicts like her, are so obsessed with dividing people into groups. Blacks, Asian, Gay, Straight, Women, etc. that they miss the important issues. And no, gender, skin color, sexual orientation, are NOT that important. The folly of the Left is that they say they are desirous of a society that completely ignores color, or gender, yet by their actions, they make such a society nearly impossible.

If Granholm were to say, “I want nominees that are concerned with upholding Constitutional principles” she WOULD end up with a nominee that would be sensitive to all American’s constitutional rights, women included. But, Granholm, being a Leftist, cannot come to grips with this simple reality. Again, note that the Left obsesses over “equality” yet they do not want true equality. The equality they seek is an equality dictated by government insistent on enforcing “social justice”.

Social Justice, of course, is code for Marxism, and any honest student of history will tell you that there is no justice under Marxism. Rather than equality of opportunity, Marxism attempts to put “equality enforcement” in the hands of government, which, of course, leads to a nation that makes all equal by ultimately removing everyone’s liberty.

The ultimate roadblock Liberals cannot seem to bypass is that rights come not from government, but are inherited by each person at birth, the founders referred to these rights as Natural Rights. There is no right to equality of results, or social standing, or income, and a government seeking to supply such a right will, in the end trample all our liberties.

Cross Posted at The DaleyGator

Monday, April 19, 2010

Doug's thought of the day

Today is the 235th anniversary of Lexington and Concorde, more commonly known as “Patriots Day“. Wizbang has a brief history. Here is a snippet

It was on this day 235 years ago that the British army set out to arrest two key patriots, Samuel Adams and John Hancock. They also wanted to capture a stockpile of Colonial ammunition stored at Concord.

As the British advanced, Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott rode out to warn the surrounding towns, signaling the Minutemen to ready themselves for possible confrontation
Now, here is my thought. If MSNBS, and CNN, and the rest of the main stream media were around that day, how would they have painted those patriots and minutemen? Wanna bet they would be coloring them as radicals, dangerous, and, OF COURSE, extremists? Just think about it.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

'Breathtaking arrogance' in the House

From what I gather the best thing to come out of Monday's House antics was Rep. Paul Ryan's condemnation of them. Dems like to think (and dearly hope) that the voters don't care about the process, and perhaps that's often true. But don't count on it in this case, when 1) voters are informed, 2) the majority party is pushing the process up to and perhaps beyond the limits of the Constitution, and 3) there is so much at stake. People are paying attention and they do, in fact, care about this disgraceful process.

Here's Ryan:

Michelle Malkin has excerpts for those who can't watch the whole thing. Just one:
This is the vaunted transparency that the president promised? The arrogance, the paternalism, the condescension to the American people is just breathtaking.
Ryan covers the substance as well as the process. Worth watching.

Meanwhile, our Campaigner in Chief graced Ohio with his presence yesterday. He was "there for Natoma," an alleged victim of insurance industry abuse and our "broken" health care system. Turns out (you know what's coming) her story is, er, different, from the one Obama sold to the small crowd in Strongsville. Gateway Pundit:
Natoma Canfield is being cared for at one of the top cancer centers in America. She will qualify for financial aid and won’t lose her home.
Someday they'll find a real victim of the flawed system. In the meantime I'm feeling pretty good about what we've got.

h/t: Potluck, Instapundit

I'm reluctant to repeat this but The Hill reported last night that Rep. Bart Stupak "guesstimates" that Pelosi isn't close to the 216 votes she needs. The Dems say otherwise. No one knows what's true and it shouldn't affect our actions either way. Keep melting the phones.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Is your liberty meaningless to you?

Bob Belvedere wonders, and quotes something our “leaders” have spat upon today!
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Stacy McCain has been aggregating, updating, and commenting here.

The good news: They still don’t have the votes. The bad news: Obama doesn’t care:

If Obama refuses to look at public opinion polls, then how can he profess to know what the American people want? And if he doesn’t care about polls, then how come the White House is circulating polls on Capitol Hill asserting that support for health care legislation is rising?

UPDATE 6:26 p.m. ET: Nancy Pelosi reminds the national press corps that she thinks Americans are a bunch of idiots:

House speaker Nancy Pelosi held a news conference with children’s advocates at the Capitol on Monday to push for the Democrats’ sweeping health care legislation. . . .

In a brief question-and-answer session, a reporter asked Ms. Pelosi about assertions by Representative David Dreier of California, the senior Republican on the House rules committee, that Democrats were engaging in legislative gymnastics to complete the legislation.

“It’s about accountability of the insurance companies; it’s about affordability for the middle class,” Ms. Pelosi said. “It’s not about gymnastics alone — except if that’s part of the wellness program that we have for our children.”
Translation: “We’re going to ignore any criticism you might have. It’s about what I say it’s about, you stupid morons.”
Michelle Malkin live-blogged today’s usurpations here
The Classic Liberal has been aggregating here and comments:Dismiss this warning at your own peril. Believe in the Beltway pundits if you must. After all, they’ve helped you achieve freedom and liberty by limiting and reducing government over the years. Right?
In my 41 years, the government has consistently grown in size and scope as we continue to march further and further down the road of serfdom. In other words, the Beltway pundits have harmed our cause, not helped.
These are not normal times. They are historical times. Volatile times. Keep listening to the same, tired-old mumblers … at America’s peril.
Washington will no longer vote on legislation, but instead, we now have law by fiat.
Fight for nothing less than the liberty and freedom our founding generations bequeathed us. Compromise won’t do. “Republican” isn’t enough.
The Grim Reaper is knocking at America’s door. What are YOU going to do about it?
So, I ask again, how much IS your liberty, your Constitution worth? As we see the Democrats give not one good shit about either. They stopped believing in them some time ago. Remember this in November. And again, pray that God will turn their hearts back towards our founding principles. There is still time, but remember, liberty, once lost…………….

Cross-Posted at The DaleyGator

A message to Democrats

Bluegrass Pundit has a message for the Blue Dogs, from Samuel Adams

Here is an important message for Blue Dog Democrats from Samuel Adams
"If you love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

-Samuel Adams
My friends our liberty IS at stake here, once passed this bill will become an entitlement to dwarf all others.You and I will lose vital control of OUR health care decisions. American liberty will be dealt a blow from which it might never recover.
I ask that all of you pray, and keep as much heat on our elected representatives as we can.