Friday, January 8, 2010

Who is our Avowed Enemy?

Have we figured it out yet? I mean that part where the president and his minions are plotting the eventual overthrow of the United States government. Has it finally dawned on a few folks that the purpose of installing all the czars, capturing control of major portions of the economy, operating lax security for the nation, clouding prospective legislation by banning reporting, and feeding the proletariat an endless string of lies serves that end with relentless fervor?

As the list relentlessly mounts, we watch with great interest the continuing interviews with citizens asking their opinion of this or that. Greta van Sustern, on Fox, has a feature with a reporter in various nationwide venues taping the thoughts of the first five people he meets. It is an effort to project the fair and balanced concept of reportage. Obviously, the sample is far too small to reach any reasonable conclusion but the results are interesting for other reasons. On display is detachment from any form of understanding of political realities. I have yet to hear one person offer anything approaching a cogent analysis in response to matters of vital importance to them, or their country, personally.

Years ago, I often wondered how people could stand idly by and watch their nations destroyed. As part of the occupation army, I saw first hand the German people, who were so normal in every other regard, who had embraced Nazism with enthusiastic fervor. They were surrounded by constant daily reminders of the results of their unsuccessful struggle. Great piles of rubble and fire damaged buildings, both public and private, were everywhere. Destroyed ordinance and ruined defenses were yet uncleared as they labored to restore normalcy. Other than that they were interested in bringing home groceries, heating their homes, hanging up Christmas (?) decorations, and creating a better life for their kids. Although they had suffered terribly at the hands of their leadership they were somewhat defensive about the issue even as they sought to insure a continued peaceful existence. Some even lamely attempted to defend Hitler and his goons.

The opportunity to be an eyewitness for two years no doubt has limited my range of view of defeated peoples to just one group. I don’t believe for a minute that others (Soviets, Japanese, Italians, etc.) in a wide range of nations are all that different. The legacy of war is a list of those who are now absent and often not reflected in the actions of the survivors. The departed fathers, brothers, husbands, sons, uncles, and their female counterparts all become a receding memory as the living strive to re-order their lives.

When the first tank crosses the border, accompanied by infantry support, the ideology goes out the window and suddenly becomes defense of the homeland. Soaring anthems, packed flag-waving stadiums and gifted orators do not inspire men to action as much as the threat of occupation by a foreign power. Protection of one’s bed and hearth become a realistic motivation. Once the Japanese figured this out, the potential (and actual) damage overrode all other considerations and WWII came to an end.

Without the knowledge of experience or history, which requires either advanced age or a reliable educational establishment, our citizens remain ignorant and unaware of an advancing threat. It is especially true when the threat is not accompanied by arms. Instead, it is far more insidious. The false promise then becomes the mightiest armament in the arsenal of those would conquer us from within. A great patriot once observed, “The government which can give you anything can also take everything.” This is exactly what our primary foe is doing. Under the guise of controlling weather, enabling our financial institutions, bailing out various and sundry entities, and providing “free” health care for all, he is aiming for the heart of America at the expense of the mind. With the aid of the congress, much of this has been accomplished or is under way. If it were overt war, the enemy would be ready to cross the Mississippi tomorrow morning.

We live in a world of instant gratification. We want the fastest download on our computer, the speediest car on the road, are too impatient to tolerate a radio which doesn’t come on immediately, don’t (can’t?) make a cake from scratch, and mindlessly accelerate our lives away. In the world of ideas, we are being rushed to alter a dependable document which has successfully guided and directed us for over 233 years. Due to its venerable age, some suspect that it’s not quite up to the job of carrying us into the future. Perhaps if it had its pants down around its knees, a tattooed butt, a ball cap on backward, and a gold stud in its nose it would be more appropriate to provide the guidelines for a successful republic. It is entirely possible that which finally defeats us will be a lack of seriousness. Sober reflection and factual consideration have suddenly gone missing.

The average American either has no concept of the peril which faces our country or is unwilling to acknowledge just how blatant the forces are who threaten us. Unlike the child’s boogey man, we can’t pull the covers over our head and make him go away. He is not a dream-induced fiction but a reality. I have no idea just how much more he has to do to get it across that we are under attack. Are we so simple that, lacking the sound of small-arms fire, we are helpless to understand an assault on freedom? The framers provided us with that option (the Second Amendment) and God willing; we shall never have to use it. Short of that contingency, what are we able to do?

For one, I shall never expose myself to his hypnotic broken cadence and accompanying body language in a speech again. Each one has a text and they are readily available. Without verification and close examination I recommend that not one word be accepted as truth and its logic examined. Every remark, no matter how casual, should be subject to “Composition 101” criticism to determine if it actually says anything. Any words preceded by “let me be clear” should be scrutinized with an extremely critical view. As witnessed by the campaign promises relative to the exposure of congressional hearing airing by C-Span have well established his insincerity. Joe Wilson was absolutely right when he said, “You lie!” but wrong to apologize for telling the truth.

If you continue to embrace the fiction that any one of these political animals genuinely exists for your benefit, get over it. Saints are named for meritorious works, as chronicled in the Gospels, and not for slithering around Washington, D.C. and state halls of government. On some accidental occasions, apparent self-interest is shoved aside, and they do the job for which they were elected. Don’t believe that to be the norm. Until we return to citizen civil servants, self-interest will be king.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

Cross posted on Conservative Firestorm

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Universal Voter Registration

The American Thinker is a resource, for which I have great respect. There capacity for the encapsulation of thought on the part of every writer is remarkable. They have a special talent for taking complicated issues, breaking them into manageable components and making them very easily understood.

Rather than attempt to simply transfer the information, It is presented here in its entirety:

“What the Dems Know: Universal Voter Registration

By James Simpson

Many are puzzled that Democrats persist in ramming unpopular and destructive legislation down our collective throats with no apparent concern for their plummeting poll numbers. A widespread belief is that the Democrats are committing political suicide and will be swept from one or both houses of Congress with unprecedented electoral losses next November. But since Democrat politicians rarely do things that will not ultimately benefit themselves, this column asked two weeks ago, "What do they know that we don't?"

We may have found out. It's called universal voter registration. The Wall Street Journal's John Fund described the Democrat plan recently at a David Horowitz Freedom Center forum. Watch the video here.

Fund describes the proposal as follows:

In January, Chuck Schumer and Barney Frank will propose universal voter registration. What is universal voter registration? It means all of the state laws on elections will be overridden by a federal mandate. The feds will tell the states: 'take everyone on every list of welfare that you have, take everyone on every list of unemployed you have, take everyone on every list of property owners, take everyone on every list of driver's license holders and register them to vote regardless of whether they want to be ...'

Fund anticipates that Congress will attempt to ram this legislation through, as with the health care bill. What a surprise! Fund covers the vote issue at greater length in his book, How the Obama Administration Threatens to Undermine Our Elections.

Leftist groups are already arguing that universal voter registration will solve all the problems with our voting system. But the left created most of these problems. The radical leftist Nation Magazine, for example, absolutely loves the idea of universal voter registration. This is the same magazine, however, that advanced Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven's Manufactured Crisis strategy. The Cloward/Piven strategy was designed to undermine government institutions by overwhelming them with impossible demands for services. Cloward and Piven focused on welfare, housing, and voting as the main targets of this strategy, and the radical group ACORN was specifically created for the purpose of executing it.

The Nation article enthusiastically lists Cloward/Piven-inspired organizations like Project Vote, the ACORN group where President Obama cut his teeth. It also discusses the left's efforts to push enforcement of the Motor Voter law and explains how universal voter registration could assist in these efforts. Cloward and Piven were the ones who crafted Motor Voter legislation in the early 1980s and pushed for its enactment until 1993, when President Clinton signed it into law.

Cloward and Piven considered Motor Voter to be their crowning, lifetime achievement. The picture at right, from White House photo archives, shows Cloward (light gray suit) and Piven (green coat and navy dress) standinig directly behind Clinton at the Motor Voter signing ceremony.

The left has predictably launched vicious smear attacks against John Fund for bringing universal voter registration to our attention. A Google search of the issue brings up any number of nasty ad hominem attacks. Most notable is Media Matters, the leftist group whose sole purpose seems to be to smear Republicans and defend the left's indefensible policies. They put up this gem: "Right-Wing Ass Weasel John Fund Doesn't Like Universal Voter Registration because of ACORN."

The problems with universal voter registration are numerous and obvious. Many states' lists include vast numbers of illegals, including some states which allow illegals to obtain drivers licenses; because many homeowners have more than one home, there will be duplicates; because so many people are on so many separate federal and state government agency lists, there will be duplicates; and because so many lists exist with little or no cross-checking capability, all of these duplicates are likely to go uncorrected. Add to this the fact that Dems hope to extend voting rights to felons, and the whole thing begins to look like a nationwide Democrat voter registration drive facilitated by taxpayers.

Universal voter registration will create massive vulnerabilities to systemic voter fraud nationwide, and if Democrats have proven anything in recent years, it is that they can win elections that way. The George-Soros-funded Secretary of State project (SOS) was designed to take advantage of such vulnerabilities and may have been developed in anticipation of the universal voter registration plan. Al Franken's stolen election in Minnesota was a trial run for the SOS project. Longtime ACORN friend Mark Ritchie was elected Minnesota Secretary of State in 2006 with Soros's SOS and ACORN money, and what followed in Norm Coleman's Senate runoff election was a frightening demonstration of just how far Democrats will go to win. Franken won the runoff, and the Democrats got their filibuster-proof sixty-vote Senate majority.

The Motor Voter law was correctly identified as a facilitator of vote fraud. One of the few legal issues Barack Obama actually participated in as a lawyer was a 1995 suit against the State of Illinois, which he brought on behalf of ACORN. Then-Republican Governor Jim Edgars saw the newly passed Motor Voter act as creating the potential for massive vote fraud and refused to implement it. With the assistance of the Clinton Justice Department, Obama's legal team won that suit. Obama himself actually participated very little, a strategy that seems to have served him well in life. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, after identifying himself in court proceedings, Obama sat back and let "the heavy-hitters at the Justice Department make the arguments."

It is not surprising that the Democrats are now choosing to push this new initiative, for universal voter registration will be Motor Voter on turbochargers. And who better to sign it into law than the president from ACORN?

James Simpson authored the landmark article “Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis”

Now, go to American Thinker’s website and check the many other articles which they make available and learn the truth as only they can present it. If the foregoing didn’t scare you to death, you need to reread it for better understanding. Keep doing that until it registers that these people have a plan to take over the country through a bloodless coup. Understand it, share it, and be prepared to take what ever action is required to prevent it. Your country’s life depends upon it.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

Monday, January 4, 2010

Fruit Dat go Boom!

Actually I am only writing this for an excuse to post this graphic I found on IMAO. It pretty much sums up our government’s appraisal of the current mess in the Transportation Security Administration.

At least now you know where Abdulmuttalb got his shorts. I don’t think it was Wal-Mart. More likely he bought them at K-Mart or Costco.

To quote Maureen Dowd in the New York Times: “Way to go Barry!”

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

Monday Morning Rant 126


The call came at about 7:30 am Sunday. “Just to let you know that church has been cancelled.” When I awoke at 9:15, I thought it strange that Granny hadn’t roused me sooner. As I looked out the window I saw the reason. Our complete snow cover had returned overnight. C’mon people, we live in the Ozarks—not a site famous for huge quantities of snowfall and its incumbent inconvenience.

Although I was deprived of one of Lee Parson’s fire breathing sermons and the fellowship afforded by the congregation, I found other things to amuse. My radar nosed dogs were seeking the treasures beneath the surface and doing their snowplow imitation. The birds attacked the feeders convinced that they were enjoying their last meal. The kitties, once outside, did their kabuki, shaking frozen bits off their paws. In the falling snow, the neighbor’s cows looked more like nobly bred Charolais than the motley collection in an odd lot herd. Regardless, it is refreshing to have fresh snow to hide the mud, spotty grass, and the unkempt look of winter.

Polar Ice Caps Melting!

Larrey Anderson

The Watts Up With That website has a scary story about our melting polar ice caps. John Lockwood from Washington D.C. found an interesting article from the Washington Post. Here are some excerpts:

“The Arctic seems to be warming up. Reports ... all point to a radical change in climatic conditions, and hitherto unheard of high temperatures in that part of the earth's surface.

Ice conditions were exceptional. In fact, so little ice has never before been noted. Dr Hoel reports that he made a section of the Gulf Stream at 81 degrees north latitude and took soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters. These show the Gulf Stream very warm, and it could be traced as a surface current till beyond the 81st parallel.

Where formerly great masses of ice were found, there are now often moraines, accumulations of earth and stone. At many points where glaciers formerly extended far into the sea they have entirely disappeared.”

Oh, I almost forgot to add: The article was written in 1922. See the whole story here.

Hat tip: John McMahon

This article was taken in it’s entirety from the “The American Thinker” website. Do yourself a favor and check on a blog which strives to exceed the product of each day’s effort—and succeeds.

The Butt of the Joke

That would be us. Yeah, or any person who wants to go visit a distant relative or friend is included. To grab a seat on the next flight out, be prepared for yet one more bizarre “security” check to make sure you don’t have dynamite in your shorts. The next step for the ladies is that “D cup” look you’ve always wanted and couldn’t quite manage. That would bring the term “padded bra” well into the war on terror range. Just think of the storage issues your friendly flat-chested local bomber could solve with that capacity for concealed armaments.

All of this is turned into frivolity by the late night show hosts and other comics on the hustings. There is a measure of forgiveness in the humor (?) offered by the stand-up guys for a system gone mad. By trivializing the seriousness of the issue—thank you Secretary Janet Incompatano—they are making an allowance for continued clumsiness and stupidity by TSA in the ever longer and slower lines at check-in plus lack of restroom privileges an hour before landing. Some in Washington say that we should never waste a good crisis—or a punch line.

When some camel-jockey fries his privates in a thwarted lame attempt, it is funny only if the desired result is not accomplished. We cannot count on every jihadist to be an idiot. Those with a memory past the last “American Idol” fully realize that the Islamists have enjoyed some success with their attack on America. For the solution, scroll down to the previous post, give it some thought and don’t be the “butt of the next joke.” This is not an episode of “Jackass.”

A busy first day

In Genesis, 1:1, we find the story of creation. Here is chronicled earth without recognizable light or day. By the end of the first day God had separated them into two separate entities. How that was done is not specified in the King James Version. The next step was separating the waters from the land. This He did on the second day. The third day is the one which causes us to pause. Once the waters receded and dry land remained, he commanded “bring forth grains, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth and it was so.”

There is no question in my mind that God can and will do that which He pleases. There are several other notions which reside in the minds and hearts of men which I do question. First there is the matter of the universal darkness and the absence of definitional light. During historical explosions of volcanoes, meteorite strikes, and other natural phenomena, the earth has been plunged into darkness. Winds have circulated the debris world wide and clouded the sun unto absolute darkness. Capable scientists have provided many examples of just such happenings in the past. Deep core samples on soil and ice, railroad cuts, water cut canyons and other tools are used to expose lengthy records of past geological history. Whether a purely natural experience, or an act of God, depends largely on your personal belief.

There have been occurrences borne out by geological science to support the matter of filling large spaces on the crust of the earth to affect water levels worldwide. For example, when the cut at Gibraltar was first breeched, the on-rushing waters filling the Mediterranean no doubt affected the sea levels world wide as well as burying whole cities in its briny deep. Part of this could have well resulted in the exposure of huge land masses as well. The separation of the earth and the firmament were the second day.

Once these were accomplished, He then had provided the residual seeds to provide the replenishment of all the fruits and vegetables to nourish both man and beast. To some, it provokes the thought that perhaps a less satisfactory world had existed previously and was destroyed by the hand of the Almighty. With the onset of the return of animals of all types He of course knew that return to earth/seas and night/day would provide the ideal laboratory to provide the food for them. Further, He charged man with the dominion over each of these food stuffs to be consumed within each creatures needs.

How might this affect the affairs of men today? Given a repaired earth returned to its fullness by the hand of God, we have little reason to debate the date of actual creation. We would now be free to examine current man made in the image of God without the clutter of strange beasts and men enabled by evolution to walk the earth. There is no argument that some strange creatures have walked our planet before we did. The remaining issue is; were they destroyed in the cataclysmic end of a former world?

This would not be the first or the only time this has occurred. As far as man was concerned, the world was destroyed at least once more in the time of Noah. To take a break from politics, consider this and other things with more long-lasting effects.

And finally

The snow is now shoveled, the fire is lit, the boots are by the door, and only one game remains in the regular season. (Ed. note: For those of you who have lives outside the NFL, that would be FOOTBALL SEASON.) The forecast for tonight is 0º and a little more snow. My prayer is that you are as well prepared as we appear to be. Happy New Year!

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon