President Lincoln has been all but deified in America, with a god-like giant statue at a Parthenon-like memorial in Washington. Generations of school children have been indoctrinated with the story that “Honest Abe” Lincoln is a national hero who saved the Union and fought a noble war to end slavery, and that the “evil” Southern states seceded from the Union to protect slavery. This is the Yankee myth of history, written and promulgated by Northerners, and it is a complete falsity. It was produced and entrenched in the culture in large part to gloss over the terrible war crimes committed by Union soldiers in the War Between the States, as well as Lincoln’s violations of the law, his shredding of the Constitution, and other reprehensible acts. It has been very effective in keeping the average American ignorant of the real causes of the war, and the real nature, character and record of Lincoln. Let us look at some unpleasant facts.
In his first inaugural address, Lincoln stated clearly that (1) he had no legal authority to interfere with slavery where it existed, (2) that he had no inclination or intention to do so even if he had the legal authority, (3) that he would enforce the Fugitive Slave Act, returning runaway slaves escaping to the North to their masters in the South, and (4) that he fully supported the Thirteenth Amendment then being debated in Congress which would protect slavery in perpetuity and was irrevocable. He later famously stated, “Do not paint me with the Abolitionist brush.”
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US President Barack Obama, center, back to camera, greets King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, center, before the official G20 leaders group photo with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II at London’s Buckingham Palace, Wednesday, April 1, 2009. (AP Photo/John Stillwell/pool)
Robert Redford and Oprah Winfrey recently became the latest in a long line of celebrities, Democrats and others who have publicly stated that those of us who oppose Obama’s policies do so only because he is black. I have ignored or denied this charge for five years. After careful self-reflection and honest soul searching, however, I now wish to confess and admit the truth: the reason, and the only reason, I oppose Obama’s policies is because he is black.
During his 2008 campaign, Obama blacked the American people that he would have the “most transparent administration in history.” He has since conducted one of the most secretive in history. Obama has personally spent literally millions of dollars blacking out all of his public records from birth through college, so that we can’t know what his grades were, what his college applications stated about his status as a foreign exchange student from Indonesia, what his writings say or where the money to support him came from. This type of complete black-out of a presidential nominee’s records is unprecedented.
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After the debt ceiling debate debacle, golfer-in-chief President Obama retreated to Martha’s Vineyard for a ten day vacation to eat ice cream, hit the links and ride bicycles with Queen Michelle-Antoinette, the First Splurger, who has reportedly already bilked the taxpayers out of more than ten million dollars for vacations, massages, spas, top shelf vodka and other goodies of royalty which she apparently feels we the peasants owe her. The president promised to unveil a “jobs” plan after he had rested sufficiently from his grueling, tireless efforts to blame others for his failures, and from scolding the Congress for actually expecting him to lead on important issues rather than lecture from the sidelines (imagine the nerve!).
Originally slated for Wednesday, September 7, so as to coincide with a long-scheduled Republican debate in order to try and divert as many viewers as possible from hearing the GOP contenders illustrate his inadequacies as chief executive, Obama’s speech has now been moved, at Speaker Boehner’s behest, to Thursday the 8th. Predictably, the upcoming speech promises to deliver an astronomically anti-climactic, empty, feather-soft, wet noodle sissy punch which will be notable for its audacity in endlessly repeating the same old dead-horse themes, as though swiveling his head from one teleprompter to the other one more time will enable us all to finally ‘get it’. The president will once again exhibit his uncanny, unparalleled ability for redundancy by re-re-re-offering policies which have already failed miserably. He will display his astonishing inability to understand even the most basic principles of economics, free markets and job creation. He will also once again demonstrate his glaring and frightening lack of even that most basic characteristic of intelligence, namely, the ability to learn from past mistakes and alter course.
I identify myself politically as a (independent) conservative. While there are certainly extremists and radicals in every political affiliation they are, without exception, in the minority. However, the mainstream media, politically ‘correct’ bloggers, certain minority groups and the liberal left in general have been largely successful in defining and portraying (for various self-serving and chiefly political reasons) all conservatives as right-wing religious fanatics, hate-filled homophobes, xenophobes, misogynists, racists and warmongers. Unfortunately, this view seems to be widely believed, at least generally, among non-conservatives. Therefore, and since I fall into none of those categories listed, I wish to clarify and express what conservatism means to me so that those who wish to discuss it or other related issues with me can do so in an informed, intelligent manner.
The conservatism I embrace, and which is embraced by most conservatives I know, can be defined by a very limited but crucial set of principles. First and foremost among these is the principle of a limited federal government operating strictly under the authority and strictly within the confines enumerated to it by the States under the United States constitution, and as set forth clearly by the Founding Fathers, thereby ‘conserving’ the original intent and purpose of that precious document. U.S. citizens, while on American soil, are subject to no other laws, including the religious laws of any religion, or the laws of any other nation or group of nations.
President Obama and the Democrats believe that every penny of the struggling middle class, all the wealth earned by the hardworking, risk taking entrepreneurs and businesspeople, and all the profits of the job-providing corporations, belongs to them, the Federal Government—and that we should all be thankful for whatever amount of our incomes they decide to let us keep. President Obama has said that in these difficult times everyone must sacrifice. His and the Democrats’ idea of sacrifice is to confiscate even more money from the people to feed the government monster which politicians have created. I say the American people have sacrificed enough.
Wake up, America! Wake up, stand up and refuse to sacrifice further; its time you take control of the Federal government and make it sacrifice for a change; it’s time you stick a long sharp spear of responsibility and accountability into the pale fat underbelly of Big Government Oppression and bleed dry the bloated, corrupt, tyrannical and insatiably hungry monster it has become; bleed it dry of its waste, its fraud and its ability to steal and squander our wealth—wealth which rightly belongs to those who create and earn it.