Sunday, February 22, 2009

Feruary 22, 2009

To: The American Tax Payer
From: The Ghost of William F. Buckley, Jr.
Re: Welfare and the cost of Freedom

I was William Frank Buckley Jr., I was born November 24, 1925 I passed on February 27, 2008. I was an American conservative author and commentator. I founded the political magazine National Review in 1955, I hosted the television show Firing Line, from 1966 until 1999. I was also a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist.
My primary intellectual achievement was to fuse traditional American political conservatism with laissez-faire and anti-communism. I helped form the foundation of modern American conservatism of U.S. presidential candidate Barry Goldwater and President Ronald Reagan.

Tuesday, February 17th I read that this new “Stimulus” proposal the President Obama is signing into law would dramatically change the entire economical and political climate of our country. Among the many drastic changes is a reversal of the Welfare Reform that took place during the Clinton Era (commonly called the Welfare to Work Act). The 1970’s and 90’s gave the state’s a motivation to keep people on the welfare train. The more people a state had signed up for welfare, the bigger welfare budget Washington DC allotted them. Their was no clear motivation for the state officials to lead welfare recipients off welfare and into the working class. This changed in the 1990’s. Welfare reform was introduced and eventually it was passed into law, in 1996.

This newest Stimulus plan includes TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). This is “Cash Assistance”.

This plan also has in it income tax “cuts” for people who do not pay any taxes!

This new plan as a whole is an attempt to “buy” our way out of poverty with money we do not have! Since the “War on Poverty” was first waged in 1965 we have spent $10 Trillion dollars to have the same poverty rate as before. Perhaps there is another crazy plan out there more of us should subscribe to. Maybe we could “Earn” our way out of debt. I have heard that some individuals have tried it and succeeded. It’s a personal accountability concept. It is very un-evolved and out of fashion.

With great concern from beyond the grave,


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Feb. 14, 2009

To: All who value Freedom and Democracy
From: The Spirit of General John Pershing, US Army, Retired
Re.: The “Closing” of Camp X-Ray, “Gitmo” Cuba

I am John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing, born September 13, 1860 . I passed on July 15, 1948. I was an officer in the United States Army and the only person to be promoted in his own lifetime to the highest rank ever held in the United States Army—General of the Armies. I led the American Expeditionary Force in World War I and was regarded as a mentor by the generation of American generals, who include George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, and George S. Patton.

During the Philippines campaign of the Spanish- American War I was a captain under the command of General Leonard Wood. I established communications with and improved relations with the highest ranking Muslim Tribe and Elders during my service in the Philippines. I can also tell you war is Hell, it is not pretty or civil and it is a business not best left to those who are not experts. The difference between criminals and War combatants is criminals are equal citizens until they break a civil law inside their nation- state, where a war combatant is engaging in war with another people from another nation-state not recognized as an equal. Not an equal because they are at war with one another. A terrorist is not a war combatant because he is not conducting his acts under the rule of a nation- state. Not a criminal because his acts are not within a nation- state. He also kills across sovereign boundaries and beyond recognized territories.

In the Philippines I know acts were conducted by military personnel that outsiders would call torture. I also know how that war was won and by what means were necessary. A civil U.S. Court would not have won that war. Acts of war by warriors won that war, like all wars.

Camp X- ray at the U.S. base in Cuba is NOT conducting acts of torture. The Terrorists there are not Citizens or War Combatants. They are Terrorists. Terrorists are real. They are Fanatics and they need to be either killed or processed for information. They are not citizens who are due rights and respect. That was traded away for fanatic motives to kill innocent civilians who live in a civil sovereign country. They do not represent any recognized country when they carry out their evil acts so they cannot be treated like citizens of any country when held responsible for those same acts.

No other time in history has a nation fought so hard against such a deadly, motivated enemy and then given away such an amount of human fighting capitol for nothing. For what, to be the moral superior on the higher moral ground?
We were on that higher ground on moment one when the first terrorist act was waged. Terrorists are always below uniformed warriors who represent their country.

The U.S. President is the highest ranking member of the U.S. Armed Forces. He is the Chief Executive in charge of all the military. What military leader releases terrorists caught in battle? Whose interests is such a President working for?

Closing Camp X-ray for any reason will be giving up valuable sacrifice. Brave soldiers of the highest caliber risked and gave their lives to capture this enemy scum and now we are going to set them free to fight us again. Any war Veteran will tell you nothing is harder than taking battle field ground that was previously won and surrendered.

From beyond my grave,

Gen. John Pershing

Saturday, February 7, 2009

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Feb. 07, 2009

To: The “Free” World

From: The Late Thomas Hobbes (from the Beyond in Spirit)

Re.: Your Current State of Nature and War

I am the ghost of Thomas Hobbes, speaking to you from beyond the grave. I was born in 1588 in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England. I passed on in December of 1679. I was a Political Philosopher who is credited with establishing the “social contract” theory in my book Leviathan, 1651. I also taught and wrote in the fields of Theology, Geometry, and Ethics.

The State of War, The State Nature and The State of Social Order are the three states of existence which I profess to exist on Earth for man. When man cannot co-exist with one another there is War. When man is able to meet his needs peacefully in the amount he needs he is at a state of nature. When man civilly works in exchange with another to maintain his state of nature is in a state of social order -- a social contract.

The United States of America establishes its existence and authority on the founding written works of the Declaration of Independence and its Constitution. Words.
“Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness……”
The Gettysburg Address. “…our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

And from these words I reflect on a current state of a union and wonder what state is this before which you people are currently living in?
The two terms:"LIFE", and "ALL men ..."? How about the unborn?

In Florida it was reported this last week:
An administrative complaint said Renelique was scheduled to perform an abortion on a teenager who was 23 weeks pregnant
According to the complaint, Sycloria Williams gave birth at a Hialeah clinic after waiting hours for Renelique to arrive. A clinic owner placed the baby in the trash. Police recovered the decomposing remains a week later.

Is this allowed in a state of War, Nature, or Social Order?
Where do you honestly think a country is collectively in terms with acceptance to the throwing away of a life? A new, innocent, helpless life? A State of War with its own self?

From the Afterlife,

Thomas Hobbes

Monday, February 2, 2009

January 30, 2009
To: The American Citizenry
From: Edmund Burke
Re.: Taxation, Ethics, and Fairness
I am the deceased Spirit ofEdmund Burke. I was born 12 January 1729. I passed on 9 July 1797. I was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher. I served in The British House of Commons as a member of the Whig party.
Vice President Joe Biden made it very clear during an interview prior to the 2008 Presidential election that the right and patriotic thing to do was to pay more in taxes (to help others who are less fortunate).
It has been revealed that some in his party quietly do not agree as so far as they themselves are to be held to that standard as the ‘average’ taxpaying American should. Three examples include:
Former Mayor and current City Councilman Marion Barry (D). Barry was arrested as D.C. Mayor for abusing Narcotics. He currently is a City Councilman who is on probation for failing to pay his taxes (and has now apparently failed to pay them again this last year also).
Senator (former Majority Leader) Tom Daschle (D) appears to owe$128,000. In unpaid taxes.
Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner (D) has also failed to pay his taxes.
So this party of “Change” and “Progress” are ready to fix our sputtering economy by raising our taxes (all the while unable or unwilling to pay their own taxes).
Accountability. Fairness. Ethics. Values. Words that seem to have a different meaning to these people and those who continue to knowingly empower them. A person who fails to pay his taxes and goes to jail? A citizen. One who fails to pay his taxes and gets a promotion from the U.S. President? Another Democrat.
From the Afterlife,
Edmund Burke