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Fred Thompson, a former Republican presidential nominee has come out against the Obama administration’s decision to release additional torture photos allegedly conducted by the CIA and the US military.

You can see a six minute interview with Fred Thompson conducted by Newsmax by clicking here. (Click Here)

Thompson says, “In one stroke of a pen he declassified top-secret documents that people would otherwise go to jail for releasing. It gave al-Qaida and the Taliban a blueprint as to the outer limits of our interrogation techniques.”

“We have to remember that the techniques were used in the aftermath of 9/11. Congress was briefed on these techniques. Some of them asked if they were really going far enough to get what they needed to get, and it was approved at high levels in the administration.”

“They carefully crafted them as best they could to not go too far, and to provide safeguards when they were carrying out these admittedly rough techniques on these people who had this vital information.”

  

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Thompson goes on to say, “We elected someone who didn’t have two minutes’ worth of experience with regard to matters concerning national security. Now he’s cast in this position and he’s making decisions that are going to have far-reaching ramifications not only abroad, and not only with our enemies, but in dividing our country even further here at home in ways I don’t think we’ve ever been divided before.”

“We’re going to have members of Congress testifying against each other if they go down this road.”

Thompson’s defining comment was to say that this move shows President Obama’s “naiveté, ineptitude and arrogance.”
 

It’s too bad that we didn’t nominate a Republican a few months ago that could have made these obvious observations during the campaign. Unfortunately, it’s a little too late. How in the world will new recruits want to join the military and the CIA? How will our current operatives trust their leadership when commanded to carry out difficult and dangerous missions? And how will our enemies use these photos and the previously released memos to increase their radicalization of Islamic youth? But at least the European’s and the Huffington Post will love our President.

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George Washington, letter to James Madison, March 2, 1788“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”

Our first President, George Washington, would today be called a “neo-con.”  Today’s liberal says, “Not everyone can handle freedom.”  They said it about Russians, Eastern Europeans, and now the Iraqis.  But as the Iraqis move further into freedom, each and every day, they prove the American and European liberal irrelevant.

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Our thoughts and, most importantly, prayers, go out to theyoungamerican’s favorite columnist and non-politician female conservative, Ann Coulter.  Her mother, whom she spoke and wrote about frequently, has passed on to her Maker.  Cancer was the culprit, but something tells me after reading Ann’s eulogy, heaven is all the better due to her arrival. 

Read Ann Coulter’s eulogy column here.  It will truly make you tear up and think of every good thing about the one’s you love that you possibly can.

I realize many of you will read this column and say that she shouldn’t have been political and make Democrat jokes in her mother’s eulogy.  I guess all I can say is, get a sense of humor.  I pray that one day, my kids will be so kind.

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me…” 

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I’ve sworn to myself that I won’t curse on this blog but this is really, really pushing it.  The headline says it all.  President Obama has graciously called for his secretaries to find $100 million to cut from the $3.69 trillion dollar 2010 budget.  That is 0.00271% of the total budget.  I’m sorry, but my one year old could find that much waste in the budget.  Don’t tell me, as the President’s press secretary humiliated himself trying to say, that $100 million is a lot of money.  I know that.  But $3.69 trillion is a he…ahem, a whole lot more! 

This is nothing but smoke in mirrors.  The media is dutifully running with this saying that the President is really making cuts, really working for the people.  My a…ahem, derriere.  This is smoke in mirrors, politics as usual, change (in Washington) that we are all used to.

The Heritage Foundation has an incredible visual of what this “cut” means to the total budget.  (Read “Obama’s Spending vs Obama’s Spending Cuts — in Pictures”)

The media is even saying that this is the President’s response to the tax day tea partiers.  Well, if this is all he’s got then we see just exactly how serious he really is about setting the country on the fiscal course we need to be on.

All you Obama voters who thought “we just need a change,” thanks a lot.

 

See for yourself.  David Axelrod on Face the Nation.  Basically the Obama administration’s position is that everyone who is not in line with George Soros is a fringe radical.   Love the change.

 
Every time we turn around another member of the Obama administration is insinuating that tea party protestors are fringe radicals on the verge of mounting a revolution to try to overthrow the government.  First it was Janet Napolitano’s releasing of the “Rightwing Danger” report to law enforcement around the country.  Now, they’ve struck again.  David Axelrod, senior Obama advisor stated on Face the Nation this Sunday that, “so far” these protests are just “expressions.”  (Read “Axelrod: Tea Party Anger is Misdirected”)  Obviously implying, “you just wait, those crazy Christian, conservatives are going to start throwing bombs any day now.” 

 

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Quick reminder, of nearly all (and by all I mean far more than 90%) of the terroristic and non-peaceful protests in this country since…forever, have either come from liberals (Weather Underground, etc.), non-politicals (John Hinckley Jr.), and Islamic terrorists.  So please spare me the speech about how people protesting excessive, intrusive, productivity stifling government is one step away from anarchy. 

Axelrod goes on to tell us that the tea bag anger at President Obama is misplaced.  He says Obama just gave 95% of American’s a tax cut.  This is asinine!  This is a perfect reason why the Democratic Party HAS to maintain total control over the education system.  People have to be completely stupid and uneducated to support them.  The tea parties weren’t so much about excessive taxation right now, they were about government spending and impending tax increases in the future to cover the bill.  Sorry, an extra $13 a pay period doesn’t make all of that go away.

I am beginning to realize, this is not the same country that it was a few months ago and has been all of my life.  Liberals screamed about how they couldn’t criticize Bush without being called unpatriotic, even though Bush and his administration never leveled such claims.  However, with our new President, peaceful and reasoned descent is cause for worry and to send out the minions to lie to and divide the American people. 

If this is change, keep it.  I’ll keep my freedom.

 

Don’t you just love when a politician or a strategist run one of the worst campaigns in recent history, and then come out and tell everyone else how to win in politics?  The geneous political strategist, Steve Schmidt, who is the former top adviser to John McCain during his failed campaign is now telling the Replublicans how to win.  (Read “Mccain Strategist Warns GOP Risks Religious Party“)

Mr. Schmidt tells us that the GOP is setting itself up as the “religious” party and if we do that, we become “sectarian” and a sectarian party cannot have a longterm future.  Yeah, I like the prospects of the longterm future that the McCain campaign has laid the foundation for.  Good work Mr. Schmidt.

In today’s PC world, I will go on to say that I have nothing against homosexuals, I simply don’t want to change thousands of years of human history and the basis of civilization because less than one percent of the total US population wants too.  Anyone with a brain and a conscience (which is the real issue here) knows that the nuclear family (as uncool as it is these days) is the primary means of keeping the peace, keeping kids off of drugs and out of jail, and promoting civilized, productive society. 

But hey, let’s just throw that all aside so that we do not appear to be “religious.”

 Taxes baby.  I think Thomas Jefferson would have attended as many tea parties as his horse and buggy would allow.  In typical Jeffersonian manner, the following quote is eloquent and poignant.  However, it is not easy to read in today’s vernacular.  On the other hand, it is exactly dead on.

 

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“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee of everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.”

-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Milligan, April 6, 1816.

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Well, it’s tax day again. 

And here in a country whose founding was spurred by an insurrection against taxation without representation we now have a “tax season” and a “tax day” that keep people living in fear of their own government.  Mind you, that the people that American’s fear, in regard to their taxes, are the IRS, appointed bureaucrats, not elected representatives.  Hear me now, we should pay taxes and the government has the right to tax for constitutionally appointed purposes.  But now we not only have one of the highest personal and corporate tax rates in the world (not to mention sales tax, death tax, fees, property tax, etc. etc.) the government has the ability to spend money that is borrowed and the “bill” has to be paid down the road.  There’s two ways to do that, raise taxes in the future or print more money, which means the U.S. dollar gets devalued and subsequently everything costs more.  Talk about a tax on the poor!  That means that milk prices, gas, wood, cement, cars, EVERYTHING, costs more to buy without wages keeping up with it.  If you don’t understand this concept, stick around another year or so, you will.  But I’m sure it will still be Bush’s fault.

 

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On the flip side we have a brilliant columnist writing an article that says the American people are satisfied with the amount of taxes they currently pay.  (Read “Sorry, Tea Party Movement, Polls Say Americans Don’t Mind Taxes”)  Well, if they actually paid it out of their pocket and didn’t have it withheld, it would be a different story.  They would actually see how much of their hard earned money was going to the government and maybe be a little more prone to ask, “How is this being spent exactly?”  But let’s just assume that American’s really are happy with the amount of taxes they currently pay.  That amount has to go up, again, either in higher taxes or through inflation.  China will make us repay the loans they have given us.  And since President Obama has taken office, we have racked up more national debt than from the time of George Washington to the day that President Obama was sworn into office.  The bill must be paid.

The question isn’t just about, “What did I have to pay this year?”  The question is, “What are the increased taxes I’m going to have to pay for the rest of my life?”  And “What kind of tax burden are my children going to have?”  We have to remember, every dollar the government wastes and then taxes us for is one more dollar that I cannot buy a new home with, pay for my children’s tuition with, go on vacation with, donate to my church or a charity, or do anything else with for that matter. 

Excessive taxation equals the loss of personal liberty.  The bill must be paid.

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