Sunday, May 31, 2015

Bernie Sanders Socialist Platitudes

Received in email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, titled: “AWESOME Bernie Sanders quote;”

I guess we are to believe, much like the early Bolsheviks and Marxist convinced the people of Russia in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, Sanders is and Democrats are for the so-called “little guy,” the struggling middle class worker and even the “professional” poor class in America today.

Nothing could be further from the truth!

It has been Capitalism that built more wealth in more hands than ever in the history of the world. Capitalism gave the common, ordinary man (or woman, to appease you feminists) the ability to design, manufacture and sell whatever dream they had and gave the people of the United States of America the highest living standard in history along with the freedom to enjoy it.

It took work and the rugged individualism we once were noted for.

But, socialists and Marxist leaning folks object to that and have been very gradually stealing our ability to grow and prosper in America for several years now.

Like Bolsheviks long ago, they disguise their true intent with such platitudes as expressed by Bernie Sanders, an admitted Socialist serving in the United States Senate from the State of Vermont and once a member of the Liberty Union Party that “originated in the anti-war and People’s Party movements of the late 1960s and defines itself as a non-violent socialist party.”

Smell a little Communism disguised there yet?

Sanders says, “This great nation and its government belong to all of the people and not to a handful of Billionaires, their Super PAC’s and their Lobbyists.”

I can’t help but notice he fails to mention Big Unions who inject more money into political campaigns, primarily to Democrats by the way, with their own “Billionaires, Super PAC’s and Lobbyists.”

However, before we may fall prey to Sanders’ platitude, let us consider if he and the Democrats truly believe “This great nation and its government belong to all of the people.”

From where I sit, it is obvious they do not.

After all, it is always Democrats wanting more and more regulation of private land, business and even people’s habits.

It is primarily Democrats always pushing for taxation to fund social welfare or to forcibly change societal behaviors.

It is mostly Democrats pushing to separate us from our private modes of transportation and into public transportation as well as giving up our privately owned homes in order to live in some Democrat proposed High Density Housing along public transportation routes.

It is Democrats sponsoring calls to regulate what our children eat at lunch time in school or even whether or not we may allow them to walk to school.

It was Democrats that hoisted Obamacare on us then boasting more people than ever now have medical insurance. While that may be true, more people than ever are not receiving the medical care they expected or have to endure extra long waits for an appointment, provided they find a doctor close enough to them to see them.

Currently, in Washington State, we see our legislature going into a second special session over their failure to reach a budget agreement, Republicans writing a budget that funds everything without increasing taxes and once again, Democrats holding out for more tax increases, primarily a Capital gains tax that I see as their foot in the door to eventually impose an income tax on the people of Washington State.

All over the country, we see Democrats striving to remove our ability at self-defense by restricting our ability to legally own or carry a firearm.

They tell us we do not need the weapon, we can depend on the Police. Yet, as we recently saw in Baltimore, they condemn and arrest the Police for doing the very job we hire them for.

Now here is where it is not only Democrats, but some that claim to be conservative come closer together as they work to undermine our law enforcement, limiting their ability to effectively Police our neighborhoods with their incessant drone of anti-Police chatter.

So tell me again just how Sanders and Democrats claim “This great nation and its government belong to all of the people and not to a handful of Billionaires, their Super PAC’s and their Lobbyists.”

As they unfreeze relations and adopt many policies of Cuba, a once thriving, bustling Island Nation 90 miles from our southernmost east coast, is there any reason to think we would fare any better?


Venezuela adopted these policies and today, they too are on the brink of economic collapse.

We don’t need to even look to Cuba and Venezuela when we have similar examples right here in America with Detroit, once a great city that now sees large portions lie in ruin after decades of Democrat leadership over the city.

This is what lies in store for us if we continue to fall for the platitudes coming from the likes of Bernie Sanders and nearly every Democrat elected official, at any level.

Sadly, there are also many Republicans that have fallen prey to similar platitudes and too easily cave or agree with the Socialist Democrats.

Margaret Thatcher explained it well years ago;

The so-called “wage gap” is but a smoke screen as lower wage workers also fare much better personally when the wealthy are doing better.

The only way we will maintain “This great nation and its government belong to all of the people” is by keeping Democrats like Sanders out of office.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Der Spiegel: How Germans Experienced The End of WWII

It's now been 70 years, the bloodiest conflict in history, World War II was drawing to a close. While we in America and other Allied Countries celebrated with jubilant smiles, our fathers and mothers paid little heed to the Germans experience as they woke up to the evil they had permitted to overtake their nation.

The German magazine, Der Spiegel treats us to a series of photos, interviews and video excerpts from the final days.

The Day of the Century: How Germans Experienced End of WWII

Germany paid a high price for the pure evil of Hitler and we must ever be on guard lest we allow it to happen again.

Thankfully, Germany and the other Axis Nations are honored and trusted allies today.