Saturday, September 26, 2009

Random Thoughts on the Current Mess

It should be obvious by now that the current administration although in complete disarray is still striving to reinstate their original objectives of the dissolution of the United States. Always unhappy with the country, its history, and its place on the world scene, they appear quite disgusted with a citizenry who balks at “hope and change.” This would be amusing if it were not for the danger posed to our nation by this ineffectual crowd who are in charge.

Once their methodology of “slam, bam, thank you ma’am” legislative policy was exposed, they have been in a state of pique. The constant tendency to rush bills through congress without posting, careful reading by the representatives, or sharing an accurate impending result with the American people now has nearly everyone alert to the practice. Some of them imply, and sometimes actually aver, that voters do not have the superior intellect required to read the bills and understand them. Since it is obvious that our legislators don’t bother to read them, I must conclude that they lack that intellect as well. It is a well known fact that most of these are written by self-interested lobbying groups and not the representatives proposing them and it is not surprising.

It took eleven years to find agreement among the founders of the republic on the contents of the constitution. In that process, much was offered and tons more was rejected. The result was a concise, clear document with their intentions simply stated as to those issues with which the federal government could NOT take action. These men were well acquainted with the potential for abuse by federal authority. They were extremely careful not to abuse the status of the individual sovereignty of the states.

Today, for example, even though I think it foolish, I respect the right of Massachusetts to require mandatory H1N1 vaccinations. If various states wish to abjure from the Defense of Marriage for their citizens, it is their right as sovereign states. In fact, just about any damn fool bill they wish to propose is OK with me so long as it does not run afoul of legitimate constitutional sanctions or if it is in Missouri. Only as a citizen of the “show me” state does it becomes a matter of rightful concern to me. Recently, in observation of the Washington power grab, several states have passed legislation re-asserting their sovereignty to my great delight. If those in congress don’t understand that principle, these bills should serve as a reminder to them.

As further evidence of their confused state, we find the crass actions of NGO’s and non-profits under the gun for their complicity in illegal and immoral activities. We are by now all aware of the exposure by citizen journalists of ACORN which has received tens of millions in federal assistance to maintain their nefarious practices in contravention of the law. In addition, we see the National Endowment for the Arts turned into a propaganda arm of the administration to further their desire to elevate the presidential persona in the minds of the public. Each of them demonstrated an arrogant disregard of any semblance of propriety and blatantly endorsed illicit activity beyond purposeful advancement of any noble cause.

The framers well understood the necessity of requiring “advise and consent” of the senate to confirm or deny employment of high government officials. Those who have the power over the people through regulations of individual areas of responsibility need to be investigated, examined and then confirmed once that body is convinced that they have the interests of the public well in mind, The possibility of overregulation and additional taxation always exists in any federal seat of power. The appointment of a “czar” is contrary to the dictates of the constitution and unjustifiable regardless of the party in the office of the president. It appears that they now serve little purpose other than to continue to provide an extremely crowded condition “under the bus.”

A recent photo montage of the president posing with attendees at a conference underline the possibility he may indeed be a robot. With no variance in his overall position and the automatic smile, we see him in identical postures in each picture. For one who has likened him to the “Manchurian Candidate,” I found this not just disturbing but also evidence that my fears were not unfounded. People who make puppets observe the necessity to wire the jaw in such a manner that a variety of facial expressions are possible. In his case, the final template for joy, fear, displeasure and serious thought each sometimes appear to be identically programmed into the model for public appearance. None seem truly genuine and that is probably why puppet shows amuse children and bore adults.

The title of this post refers to a “current mess.” I admit that this is a highly subjective call. With solid evidence mounting with each passing day that we are headed down the road to socialism and eventual dictatorship—they go hand in hand—we find a growing constituency of responsible adults in our society coming to that conclusion. Even across party lines is an undercurrent of discontent with the ham-fisted attempt to remake America. I truly believe that there are enough people in both parties who recognize this usurpation of power by the executive branch to finally register resistance. Many are motivated by local interests who are offended by this or that piece of legislation. Some others actually see the immorality in the destruction of the republic.

If ever the United States needed the humble prayers of its citizens it is now. God offered to spare Sodom if a number of righteous men could be found within its walls. Lacking that, He promised absolute destruction. The time has come to put petty differences aside and join in an effort to show the Almighty that we are indeed worthy of salvation.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Complete Idiots

I have long been suspicious of employers who use the presence or lack of a college degree as a knock out factor in hiring practices. The reasons for this are many. I would understand the reason if one were hiring a nuclear physicist, a biologist, or just about any medical practitioner. To use the assumption that one is assured a well educated, well versed, and historically astute job candidate in many other fields is ridiculous. I am grateful to Steven Crowder for shedding some light on the absolute ignorance which he encountered on a college campus.

This is the video he assembled at the University of California (Berkeley) that ask students some questions about aspects of current and historical American life which my readers learned in elementary and high school. You must see this even though it is embarrassing to watch these morons fumble, mumble and parrot the false teaching which they have received. If this represents the future of our country, we are in serious trouble. I would truly like to believe these folks will learn the folly of some of their responses to his questions as they further their education. I would also sometimes like to believe in Santa Claus, the Easter bunny and the tooth fairy.

I fully realize that UC Berkely is one of the most far left campus environments in the nation. I would be much more comfortable if I thought that they were singular in their politicizing of every aspect of life from a warped socialist perspective. They are not. They are joined by most of the roster of America's so-called "fine" universities to one extreme or another. Why any responsible parent would allow his children to be subjected to this political mumbo-jumbo is a mystery to me. Further, why any kid would go on the hook for the price of a house and a car for the privilege of being socially indoctrinated is also a puzzle. This is a scam of epic proportions.

If they can produce one research scientist who comes up with a lifesaving cure for some dread disease, does that allow them to over-indoctrinate hundreds of others to a governmental system which will result in the deaths of millions? In the long run, it would be better to teach them to properly articulate, "Do you want fries with that?" When I attended the University of Colorado back in the early sixties, the Principles of Retailing 304 prof asked for a ten letter word with no repeated letters which could be readily used as a letter-numeric code for price tags. I quickly responded, "REPUBLICAN." Better, I had responded with an expletive. The general response was groans and moans and shock that I would use the word in a public place. In fairness, I was also managing one of Boulder's premier furniture stores at the time and we coded cost prices using that very system.That anecdote is now about 47 years old and the situation has gotten worse and not better.

While watching Crowder's video, I hope you become imbued with alarm and a desire to intrude into the lives of anyone who is subject to the brainwashing on today's college campuses.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

Monday Morning Rant 110

Just about the time we become convinced that all the problems of the world come from Washington, NATO, the barrio, Africa, or Detroit, we are painfully reminded that God always has the upper hand in all matters. It is my belief that yesterday, He played His hand to remind us that He is in charge and we continue to have to deal with natural occurrences. As I kissed my bride at the door as she left for work at 2 pm, we both noted the start of a rainfall which continued until midnight. Over four inches later it became evident we had an epic flood on our hands.

Repeated wee hour phone calls resulted in advice to her to find a spot, crawl in the back of the Explorer, and take advantage of the bed, luckily, lazily or providentially, still there after the D.C. trip. Our nearest neighbor is the Spring River and although only about a normal 20’-25’ in width as it flows near our house, it has a potential to expand to a half mile wide raging torrent. She parked at the church and came in about 6 am.

Meanwhile, the satellite internet and the TV and, intermittently, the electric service were down. It was almost like God said, “OK, I’ve given you all those toys so now let’s see how well you can play without them.” I shall defer to Him for any judgment on how that turned out. Life has now returned to its normal chaotic state and all is well.

(UPDATE: The rain resumed, it is now Tuesday am, and, we have an additional 2 inches and the incumbent problems remain. We shall do our best to get this posted.)

A Normal Interval

We have had, in the life of the republic, many noble presidents. We have also had bad ones, lazy ones, quiet ones, boisterous ones, smart ones, and unfortunately, more than a a few dumb ones. On rare occasions we have had few who have shown questionable understanding of actual intent which has been damaging to the union. In the last century, we can readily point to four individuals who can easily be categorized as such.

When men pursue a path of governance in direct contravention of the intent of those brave and noble men who hammered out our sacred documents of incorporation, I believe it is wise to point them out. I do not favor the myth that they were all great and selfless men at heart. That is elementary school pap distributed to engender respect for the office regardless who holds it. Those observations apply to those I have seen first hand with one exception—Woodrow Wilson.

In his 8 year term (1913-1921) amid ingenuous cries of “keeping us out of war,” engineering the Federal Reserve, and as an architect of the League of Nations, he did little for the concept of national sovereignty. Since the world of behind the scenes cabals had not gained currency, he masked his pacific attitudes with claims of a Quaker heritage. No doubt, had he not suffered a stroke in October 1919, we would have seen further efforts to emasculate our country. As it turned out, he collected his Nobel Prize and turned governance over to his wife and doctors.

Eight years later, our country was slowly emerging from the devastation of a depression and looking for a scapegoat. Franklin D. Roosevelt replaced Hoover as president and the country depressed even further. With the public mesmerized by his autocratic speaking style, he rammed proposal after proposal through congress which did little to alleviate the national malaise and cost a bundle to implement. In fact our conditions actually worsened. Finally, with inappropriate provocation, we entered WWII and its subsequent full employment and economic progress to trade the depression for the loss of millions of men crippled and killed in the effort. The formative stages of the United Nations occured in the later years of his term. He died of cerebral palsy before he could get his Nobel and it would be 32 years before we saw such a disaster again.

That disaster came in the person of Jimmy Carter. Like Wilson, Carter wrapped himself in his self-righteous religious associations and charged forth to forward his personal anti-Semitic views, social contructs, peanut farmer homilies and cowardly diplomacy to actively seek the destruction of the country of the framers. With crippling interest rates and economic crisis around every corner, he was the epitome of failure as a leader. He treated the UN as a benevolent older brother rather than the threat to our national sovereignty it has always been. He had to wait until 2002 to be recognized for the de riquere Nobel award.

Now, 28 years have passed and we have a new candidate for the Wall of Shame for US presidents. Our current executive has stepped up federalism and international aqiescence to a completely new level. Capriciously breaking international agreements, wasting the contents of the treasury like a drunken sailor, attempting to garner federal control over every aspect of the citizen’s lives and misunderstanding the military have become the hallmarks of his administration. In a scant eight months, his socialistic bent has been thoroughly exposed. His ability to read well from the printed and telepromptered page, plus being a laughing stock in any extemporaneous effort, has been well exposed but has served as the cover for his radical ideas. So far, we have heard of no effort to provide the mandatory Nobel but it is certain that it will eventually come up.

The isolation of these presidents serves us only as the confirmation that periodically, the country is in a condition that is susceptible to a radical change in our style of governance. Lyndon Johnson, the father of the “Great Society” would have been on the list except for his conscientious abhorrence of the responsibilities of waging the Viet Nam war and hating the inevitable outcome. I am convinced he genuinely felt the pain of that effort and the futility of an exercise directed by others. I think a he was disappointment to some one or some group by not being a ruthless manipulator.

If I could identify who or what directs these puppets, my life and those around me would not be worth a plug nickel—nor, would yours. I simply find it interesting that every decade or so we seem to elect someone who does the bidding of an unidentified international entity which they would otherwise not be prepared to do. Back in the fifties, the late, Sen. Joseph McCarthy discovered a cabal of socialists (Communists?) and managed to make a lot of people very angry. For all the criticism leveled by revisionist historians, we find that he was a drunk, an upstart, a vicious questioner, and most important, he was right. In subsequent years his investigations have been proven correct over and over again.

The only defense against an absolute takeover of this country lies not in the hallowed halls of Washington, D.C... It lies in the hearts and minds of its citizens if they are willing to become involved with their government. If they are able to stay informed, think, and understand what the founders had in their minds and hearts when they created the ingenious documents which have served us so well. We must all understand clearly the constitution states what the federal government may NOT do. They also need not fall for that which is offered when it is “too good to be true.” In other words, do not believe what I write or say: investigate for your self. Become convinced I am a fool because you have done the research, read the documents, and engaged in meaningful discussions. We need always remember that humans come and go; it’s those pesky ideas which remain for the future. Until then—beware.

And Finally

I think my birds have deserted me. Since I returned, my only visitor has been a lone cardinal at the feeder. When I returned, the dogs went nuts—for about 38 seconds—and then went back to sleep. My bride’s enthusiasm lasted slightly longer. The cats are still cats. It’s good to be the king.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon