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A Businessman or a Community Organizer, You decide What Obama Is


Obama’s Electric Car

Nearly two years after the introduction of the path-breaking plug-in hybrid, GM is still losing as much as $49,000 on each Volt it builds, according to estimates provided to Reuters by industry analysts and manufacturing experts.

Cheap Volt lease offers meant to drive more customers to Chevy showrooms this summer may have pushed that loss even higher. There are some Americans paying just $5,050 to drive around for two years in a vehicle that cost as much as $89,000 to produce.
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Socialism, A Scientific Economic Theory (Part II)


Foolish Thoughts?

As argued in the first part of this essay, socialists and liberals continue to have faith in the theory of socialism despite its history of failure so how can this faith be explained? One way to ascertain the explanation is to examine those societies that are either applying this theory or have tried to apply it for common attributes.

First of all Socialism is an economic system that is imposed upon a people by the enactment of laws. The socialist would argue that this was necessary in order to assure the equality of economic outcome. Fairness is the virtue that a socialist would use to declare its morality. Marx described fairness when he declared his famous quote, “From each in accordance to his ability, to each in accordance to his needs.”

1. This would imply the need of it being accepted by the people on a universal level. It is a concept that requires self-sacrifice for the needs of others in the name of fairness. Self-interest and greed would not be allowed and those who sought to satisfy their self-interest would have to be eliminated from that society for they would be seen as someone who would take unfair advantage of others. They would also identify themselves as being a greedy person.

2. This would also imply that justice be defined along these same lines. It assumes equality exists among all individuals. Therefore where inequality is seen then that proves a biased or prejudicial cause. And when this occurs an injustice has been committed and laws need to be enacted to address this injustice.

3. It is a theory of collectivism which declares that the collective is responsible for the success of the individuals of that collective. This would implicitly declare that individuals are not responsible for what they be or do. This, in turn, would implicitly declare that any individual who holds to a position of status should consider himself a privileged person because it was the collective that has the right to determine who holds that position. Thus, this makes the individual a servant of the collective by the terms of this theory.

4. It is, by the nature of the premises explicitly used, a positive sum economic theory. Its advocates would argue that any other form of economics is a zero sum type of economics theory. It is a theory that places value upon a person’s being rather than upon his abilities.

5. Since it is an altruistic theory then it must be declared that the collective can do no wrong. And any individual who holds to this theory must be looked upon as being a righteous person. For what collective could be declared as being wrong in seeking to satisfy of the needs of each and every individual within that collective? And how could you define any individual as being anything but righteous who adheres to and seeks to implement this theory?

6. It is a theory that views any collective as being a homogeneous collective. Thus, in a society of multiple collectives inequality will exist and one collective will be the dominant collective and the other/s will be the victims of that inequality.

7. Rights are an attribute of the collective not of the individual thus if an injustice is perceived as being done to one of the collective then it is assumed that same unjust act would be done to each and every other member of that collective. It is also assumed that every member of the offending collective is just as guilty of that injustice as the individual who actually did the injustice for all members of any collective are of one mindset.

So, in closing, I can only add one thing. Keep that quote of Marx in mind whenever you hear the word fairness in the political argument of a person. That word alone will declare implicitly that you are hearing the argument of socialism. It is the common thread of every form of a socialism and the economics that is used to support it.

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Socialism, A Scientific Economic Theory


Foolish Thoughts?

This is an election year, a year where many persons seek to be elected into a political office including the President of the nation. The economy and government’s role in it is on the front burner of everyone’s mind. It is an election that, in my mind, will determine whether the people seek a socialistic form of economic system or a system of free enterprise. It will be the ultimate test of the value of the democratic system of government.

The end results may not be seen in the immediate future but never the less time will be the judge of the outcome. And there are many who are uncertain of what is to be expected of them and that uncertainty is felt throughout society right now during this recessionary period. And they are looking to government for the solutions

Economics is a strange creature. It can be measured on the individual level as well as on the collective level. It can be established in many forms also as history has shown us. But regardless of what form of economics is the dominant form at any given time there is one principle that must be applied and that principle is the law of supply and demand.

From an economic viewpoint any society can be divided up into four types of collectives, government, private business, charities, and the family (individual). The success of each is dependent on how well they deal with the relationship between revenues and expenses. In a perfect system of economics expenses would never exceed revenues. But that would only occur if both revenues and expenses can be totally controlled. Unfortunately we do not live in a perfect existence and the economy of any society cannot be controlled regardless of what anyone knows or believes.

Socialism is a form of economics where the focus is on the demands of the individual with the expectation of the collective to provide the supply to meet that demand. It is also the foundational basis of their perception of the meaning of rights. In their eyes the needs of the individual is synonymous with the right to possess the object of that need even if it is at the full expense of that collective.

For a socialistic form of economics to thrive theoretically one must believe that people are by their nature altruistic or that life is deterministic and that men can be trained to be altruistic by the application of laws. This would imply that an advocate of socialism believes that a free enterprise form of economics is the cause of greed and self-interest thus immoral and unjust.

It is the profits inherent in a free enterprise form of economics that best exemplifies the self-interest and greed of human beings. To the socialistic mindset it is the fact that within a free enterprise system that profits must come at the expense of some is seen as the crux of the immorality and the injustice of the system itself. It is a declaration that one individual must suffer so that another man may know the benefits of the system.

Socialism is an economic theory that attempts to use a scientific approach for the solutions of the problems of life. Its a viewpoint that sees the imperfections of life then tries to ascertain the cause of that imperfection for the purpose of eliminating that cause and replacing it with a man made solution. Since it is seen as being a scientific approach then in the eyes of a socialist it must be a valid solution.

If socialism is a scientifically valid solution to the problems of life then there can be no reason not to implement it in any society and this is the substance of the socialist’s argument. Even religions are strong proponents of this form of economic system. Yet when it’s fully implemented it proves out to be a failure. It is the acceptance of it being scientifically valid theory that leads a socialist and those on the left to continue to have faith in this theory.

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Welcome To My Home, Stranger


Don’t believe anything needs to be said here, is there?

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Did You Hear About the Other Shooting at Aurora Colorado?


Church Shooter

There has been a lot of publicity over the shooting in Aurora Colorado but that wasn’t the only shooting there. There was another shooting that has never got the publicity as the one at the movie theater. There was a shooting at a church prior to the one at the movie theater.

Oh, you never heard about this shooting? No!!!, I wonder why?

Could it be because there was only one victim at this shooting while there was twelve victims at the shooting by the theater? Not enough blood for it to go mainstream.

Could it be racial discrimination on the part of the liberal mainstream media since the victim at the church was black?

Could it be that the shooter was killed by a gun totin, Bible thumpin’, member of the church before anyone else could be victimized by this shooter and that does not fit the liberal argument for gun control laws?

Could it be that the theater was a government designated gun free zone while the church was not thus permitting people to be armed and ready to protect themselves at the church when there was a need but not at the theater?

Could it be if people had learned the right lesson from this incident the incident at the theater would not have been so disasterous?

People, you have a choice. Where would you rather be with your loved ones when someone decides to use a gun indiscriminately as both of these incidences declares, at a gun free area or where you can carry a gun to defend yourself if a shooting occurs?

Taken together both of these incidences shows the value of gun control laws and their ability to protect lives. they have little value. It also makes one wonder what is the real reason liberals want only the government to possess arms and not the people.

Shooting at the Church

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Guess Who is the Right Winger and Who is the Left Winger


Since the issue of the week seems to be guns, just thought a little humorous knowledge of what not to do would be appropriate for the weekend

Ok, Lesson Needed

By the way Just a Conservative Girl has a humorous episode to report too in regards to a Romney interview. You might want to check it out for another grin.

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Fallout of The Aurora Shooting. “Liberals, Are You Listening?”


Bill of Rights and Guns

From this I’d say that the liberals don’t understand the very ones they declare that they represent. It seems as if the people believe in just the opposite that the liberal ideology preaches. Self interest takes priority over the interests of others every time and this is not what liberalism is all about.

Gun sales in Colorado have soared:
Despite new condemnation of America’s lax gun laws, which allowed the shooter to amass a veritable arsenal of weapons and ammunition, gun sales shot up in Colorado in the days after the massacre, with background checks up 41 percent. “Firearms instructors say they’re also seeing increased interest in the training required for a concealed-carry permit,” says Sarah Burnett at The Denver Post. “A lot of it is people saying, ‘I didn’t think I needed a gun, but now I do,” Jake Meyers, a gun store employee, tells Burnett. “When it happens in your backyard, people start reassessing… ‘Hey, I go to the movies.'”

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A Time in History That is Largely Misunderstood


Jefferson Davis

Stogie over at Saberpoint has started up a new blog that I thought you might be interested in. It is a blog that is going to focus on the Confederacy and of those times in our history. It is my understanding that he will be focusing on the many fallacies that has been taught of that time especially in regards to the South. For all of you interested in the history of this nation especially at the time of the war between the States I believe this will prove to be a very interesting blog. It can be reached by the following link.

Confederate Gray

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May We Remember and Regain Our Independence We Have Cherished For So Very Long


HAVE A GREAT “INDEPENDENCE DAY” EVERYONE

MAY WE NEVER BECOME SO INSECURE IN OURSELVES

AS TO BECOME DEPENDENT UPON THE GOOD WILL OF GOVERNMENT AS SO MANY HAVE ALREADY.

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A Dangerous Servant, A Fearful Master


Given the Supreme Court’s ruling that the federal government has the authority to force people to buy health insurance I thought it would be appropriate to remind everyone of the words of warning from the “Father of this nation” as he said of government. The following is a repost of something written way back in the end of the year 2009, December 16, to be exact.

Read it as you reflect upon what has occurred in the Supreme Court then ask yourself if this is how you wish to be treated by your government. I might remind you that the Supreme Court is an integral part of the federal government not a separate department from the federal government.
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“Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force. And, like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”

If there be one quote that guides me to an understanding of the government’s place in society, the above quote would be the one I’d choose. I can’t think of a more eloquent illustration nor can I think of a better reason for a government to be limited in its powers than the above quote.

Yes, I have heard of all the arguments for trusting in my government and yes I have had the strings of my heart pulled many times as I have watched my fellow man suffer through the problems that life will bring upon us as human beings. It is only when I remember the words above that I see that no problem that a man may bring upon himself that can compare with the problem that would be inflicted upon him if his government has no restriction placed upon it as many seek now.

From the above quote we can see that government is not only the servant of the people but that government is also the people’s master. It is only by doing for ourselves can we be free of the dangers of this servant. It is only by liberating ourselves that we need not fear the wrath of the master. Is this not reason? Is this not expressing the eloquence so desired in life?

From the above quote we can see that the man who believes himself to be the master of his government will soon be wearing the chains and shackles of his arrogance, his back revealing the scourges of the whip. The servant that government be will be wielding the whip while the master that government be will be holding the key to the locks of the chains.

Now, there will be those who think me a fool for the words I use here this day. They will seek to dispel the words of fear that I feel and am trying to instill. They will downplay the dangers, as if unfounded. But a man who is not fearful of the power of a government is a man already in chains, his will bent to the will of his master.

So, be careful of what you ask of your government, my friends, for it will be given unto you but it will be for a price no man should be willing to pay. And if a man does not pay the price willingly it will be exacted by force.

By the way, the speaker of those words I quoted was none other than Geo. Washington, a man who knew the meaning of force better than most men being a military man and also an owner of slaves. So, it would be the wise man who heeded his words well.

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