The More Things Change — Words from the Wise

American Freedom EagleWe have often heard the words; ‘the more things change the more they remain the same’ and that my friends is a truism that can’t be argued.

Below are some magnificent quotes, some are from ancient times and some are from the not too distant past. They are ALL true, some are meant to be humor, some are meant to be a warning. Somehow, I see them ALL as a warning with a bit of humor thrown in for good measure. Enjoy…

GREAT TRUTHS

1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. — John Adams

2. If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. — Mark Twain

3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. — Mark Twain

4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. — Winston Churchill

5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. — George Bernard Shaw

6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. — G. Gordon Liddy

7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. — James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. — Douglas Case, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University.

9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. — P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian

10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. — Frederic Bastiat, French economist (1801-1850)

11. Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. — Ronald Reagan (1986)

12. I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. — Will Rogers

13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free! — P. J. O’Rourke

14. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. — Voltaire (1764)

15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you! — Pericles (430 B.C.) Continue reading

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A sign of what’s to come in America?

Radical Islam2 dead in shooting attack at Canada’s Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country’s capital was shot to death Wednesday, and heavy gunfire then erupted inside Parliament. One gunman was killed, and police said they were hunting for as many as two others.

The attack immediately raised the specter of terrorism, with Canada already on alert because of a deadly hit-and-run earlier in the week against two Canadian soldiers by a man who police say was fired up with radical Muslim fervor. SOURCE

Canada has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the *free world*, that is, if you can call a nation that all but BANS its citizens from owning or using firearms a FREE nation.

I don’t say this to denigrate the lives lost in the recent attacks but Canada is absolutely silly in their gun law applications.

About 16 years ago my wife and I were in Vancouver, B.C. on business and we were talking to one of the security guards on the site. He knew we were Americans and when he found out that we were also Texans the conversation turned to guns and his obvious envy of OUR freedom to own and use guns.

The young man we were talking to was a guard at a bank in downtown Vancouver and he was not carrying a firearm. He told us they weren’t allowed to carry firearms because of Canadian law and the restrictions involved.

I noticed that he had a *stun gun* on his belt, this was at a time before Tasers were in use, and I remarked that while it might not be much of a weapon at least he was allowed to carry a *stun gun*.

The poor kid was almost in tears as he motioned for me and my wife to step closer and when we did he whispered, “Sir, I’m a pretty good judge of character and I feel I can tell you this without endangering myself or my post; this isn’t even a real *stun gun*, it’s a block of wood that’s been carved and painted to LOOK like one in hopes of frightening off a bad guy that just doesn’t know any better…”

Make NO mistake about it, I feel terrible for the soldiers that have been killed, I doubt the soldiers that were run down with a car were armed and I have no idea if the soldiers standing guard at the Canadian War Memorial were armed, or possibly armed but with NO ammunition. That IS a possibility.

I have been told, by an unnamed source, one that is very familiar with military protocol in this assignment, that the rifles carried by OUR troops at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are for ceremonial purposes and that they are carried without the magazine. Continue reading

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US Ordering 34 Million Green Cards for Illegal Plan

US Ordering 34 Million Green Cards for Illegal Plan

MexicoWith some lawmakers predicting a sweeping executive order on immigration from President Barack Obama after the Nov. 4 elections, one federal agency is already making plans to hire a vendor to crank out up to 34 million blank green cards to accommodate an expected surge in immigrants in 2016.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published a draft solicitation for a contractor capable of producing 4 million cards a year for five years — and 9 million in the early stages — that would allow immigrants to live and work in the country, Breitbart reports.

One estimate suggests 34 million cards will be printed in total.

An official from the government agency told MailOnline on Monday a plan was developed “in case the president makes the move we think he will,” even though the agency’s Document Management Division isn’t yet committing to buying the materials. SOURCE

Many political pundits and bloggers, I among them, have speculated for months now that after the 2014 elections are in the books but before the members are sworn in, if the GOP holds the House and retakes the Senate, Barack Hussein Obama will become the most dangerous man in the United States simply because he will be seeking to take his childish anger out on the American people as he tries to singlehandedly cripple the USA beyond repair.

I have written on a number of occasions that I personally believe that if/when Obama becomes a *lame duck* POTUS with no Congressional power to support him, he WILL attempt to use executive orders to run this nation in a dictatorial manner and will attempt to take every freedom and Constitutional RIGHT away from the American people with his use of unlawful executive orders.

It is my sincere belief that Obama will, if given the opportunity, do everything in his power to suspend the Bill of Rights and suspend habeas corpus as soon as possible.

‘Oh, but wait Fred, Saint Obama would NEVER do such a thing, it’s against the law and Saint Obama would never break the law…’

Yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s the train of thought running through the minds, if you can call them minds, of Obama supporters.

All a POTUS needs is an excuse, a plausible, at least in his eye, a plausible threat.

“The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.”—Article I, Section IX of the U.S. Constitution

Rebellion? Depending upon your beliefs my writings could be considered *rebellious* by some standards. The only difference between a Patriot and a traitor is their level of success.

To us, the Founding Fathers were Patriots of the 1st order; to the British they were scum of the earth traitors.

To us the Founding Fathers were quite successful, to the modern day Democrats they were vile racists that had no idea what they were doing and that is why Dems are doing everything they can to KILL America. Continue reading

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