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U.S. On The Highway To Hell
TMO ^ | 8-28-2012 | Chris Kitze

Posted on 08/28/2012 3:04:26 PM PDT by blam

U.S. On The Highway To Hell

Politics / US Politics
Aug 28, 2012 - 02:19 AM
By: Chris Kitze

(Monty Perlerin / EconomicNoise.com)

The Role of The Government in The Economic Crisis

At this point, everything the government is doing – and not just the US government but governments everywhere − is not only the wrong thing but exactly the opposite of the right thing. They’re passing more laws, raising taxes, creating more currency and incurring more debt. They should be doing the opposite. We’re currently still in the eye of the storm. Their actions guarantee that when we go back into the hurricane − the trailing edge of the hurricane − it’s going to be much worse and will last much longer than what we saw in 2007 to 2009. Doug Casey

How nice it would be to argue that Mr. Casey is wrong. No matter how much I wish he were, that is unlikely. We are in for very tough times ahead.

Recently I wrote about the insolvency of the federal government and its upcoming default. Mathematically, it is impossible for government to meet its obligations. There simply is not enough income or wealth for it to confiscate. It cannot satisfy the spending path it is on and the promises made.

Cutting spending is a political non-starter. As Mr. Casey argues it is politically impossible:

… just as in Greece, or most of the EU for that matter, most US government spending is on entitlements and welfare programs of various types − mainly Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, so-called Income Security and pensions. Those things are politically and legally impossible to cut; in fact, they’ll grow. Most of the rest of spending is on so-called “defense,” which alone is 25 percent of the budget. As much as Americans love their military, that’s not going to be cut; in fact, the Republicans, idiotically and unbelievably, want to increase it. The other functions of government − the police, justice and regulatory agencies − are really just a tiny portion of government spending.

Impossible might be a bit strong. There will be talk of cutting spending, but it will be token in nature. No politician can afford to truly cut spending. Even Paul Ryan’s “draconian” budget had debt growing over the next ten years.

The Ebbing Away of Freedom

The Constitution, the document upon which this country was founded and upon which it rose to greatness, is for practical purposes nothing more than a historical artifact. It is now a quaint part of our history. Unfortunately, it provides little constraint on government these days. To the extent that it has remaining significance, it is usually considered an unnecessary barrier, impeding government from what it wants/needs to do, at least in the eyes of the ruling class. The Constitution is mostly ignored with claims that it is no longer relevant to our “complex” world. As Casey put it:

Any part of the Constitution that deals with maintaining liberty for the individual against the state − which is to say the important parts of the document, the parts that made it unique − are now meaningless. In fact, anyone who quotes the Constitution now runs the risk of being jailed, in the interest of “national security,” as a subversive, a dangerous anti-government radical or perhaps sent to an institution for psychiatric procedures.

What has not changed over time is human nature. The Founders and the document they presented recognized man’s insatiable desire for power and willingness to abuse it. George Kennan described it thusly:

The fact of the matter is that there is a little bit of the totalitarian buried somewhere, way down deep, in each and every one of us. It is only the cheerful light of confidence and security which keeps this evil genius down. . . . If confidence and security were to disappear, don’t think that he would not be waiting to take their place.

The State Unchained

John Adams

Addressing this problem and preventing it from corrupting the political class was the primary focus of the Constitution. Now the Constitution is considered outdated because it does not allow for an all-powerful State. Arbitrary power is what John Adams feared:

Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole society.

The deterioration in our governmental educational system has dumbed-down the electorate. Most have little sense of history or understand the issues of the day. The capacity of the average voter appears to be limited to voicing opinions on who will win American Idol or Dancing With The Stars.

Government has created dependency as a means to increase power and attract votes. There is little hope that the US can return to its Constitutional moorings through the normal political process. The number of dependents almost outnumbers the producers, ensuring that they vote for whomever promises them the greater gifts. Furthermore, dependents now believe they are entitled to live off government largess.

The reality is that no one lives off government. Government lives off the productive class and re-distributes a portion of what is confiscated to dependents in exchange for their votes. ”Vote for me and this is what I will give you” has become the slogan of both parties, although the Democrats have used it more effectively.

No Political Solution Possible

There is no political solution possible to the spending problem because any attempt to cut programs is equivalent to committing political suicide. The current spending path, nevertheless is unsustainable. So, how does it end? It ends as most failed countries end, in a dictatorship accompanied by martial law. The government will eventually run out of money. Markets will do the job politicians are unwilling to do. They will cut off government funding via a bond market rebellion and an economic collapse.

At this point chaos and civil unrest likely break out and a dictator arises to “rescue” the people from their difficult situation. The political class will be only too happy to accommodate, although there will be contention over which party and who ascends to the role of supreme leader.

Regarding the coming election, it does not matter much in the larger scheme of things. If Romney defeats Obama, there will not be much change. Perhaps the rate of decline slows temporarily, but not enough to avoid the ultimate outcome. Sadly, our political system has not offered the possibility of change for years. Just review the last five or so presidential elections. Does anyone believe that either party put up a truly qualified candidate?

Mr. Casey bluntly describes the situation:

… if you vote the bums out you are just going to get a new set of bums. What kind of people do you think want to be politicians? Primarily sociopaths. The elections are a ridiculous charade performed every four years. People imagine that if you vote for Tweedledum, that he will somehow be an improvement over Tweedledee. There is vanishing little difference between the left wing of the Republicrat Party and the right wing of the Demopublican Party; they’re really the same thing. They are both philosophical statists and collectivists.

Even if, by some miracle, a non-sociopath were elected and set about to change the course of the country, he would be removed from office either by voters or Congress. Neither will allow the drastic change necessary to alter the bankruptcy of government or the collapse of the economy. Politicians are like whores, willing to perform whatever trick the voter wants. Few politicians have either courage or integrity. Even for those who do, they will be overruled by their brethren.

So how does this end? Benjamin Franklin foresaw what would happen long, long ago:

… I think a general Government necessary for us, and there is no form of Government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in Despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other.

I suspect the run of the US exceeded Mr. Franklin’s expectations. Once we dropped the notion of a Republic and began to act as a democracy, we were lost. John Adams commented on this outcome:

Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either [aristocracy or monarchy]. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.

What Happens

Something, either a major war or a collapse of the economy, will occur that triggers chaos. The former likely ensures the latter, and the latter is likely the catalyst for dictatorship. When sovereign bankruptcy occurs, people will riot when they don’t receive their government checks. Stores will be looted and lives will be lost. It is this environment which will enable, in Hayek’s terms, the worst to reach the top.

Martial law and the suspension of whatever remains of Constitutional law, the Rule of Law and normal liberties will be ordered to “save” the country. The economy will cease to function. The military will be deployed to keep law and order and, likely, to deliver food and other necessities. At a minimum the military will be called out to protect whatever remains of our economic delivery system.

A sovereign bankruptcy means that there is no more money to pay out by government. Initially, the political class will try to keep things going by printing money. If so, matters will be made worse. The Depression will be preceded or accompanied by hyperinflation which will destroy the wealth and savings of the middle class, rather like Weimar Germany.

Presumably, these conditions may jolt enough people to their senses. But by this time, it will be too late because elections will have been suspended as a result of the “national emergency.”

That is the path we are on. The outcome of this next election may alter marginally the rate at which we decline, but not the ultimate destination. Sadly, I see nothing that will change our outcome.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; bankrupt; broke; collapse; cwiiping; democrats; depression; doom; economy; obama; recession
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I believe this is the Casey article referenced by Kitze

The Day Of Economic Reckoning Is Near

1 posted on 08/28/2012 3:04:35 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.


2 posted on 08/28/2012 3:06:05 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: blam
Twenty years ago I would've chuckled at this article.

Today I agree with it wholeheartedly. God help my progeny.

3 posted on 08/28/2012 3:10:51 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Same here.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 3:13:47 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: blam

And all the roads jam up with credit
And there’s nothing you can do
It’s all just bits of paper
Flying away from you
Look out world take a good look
What comes down here
You must learn this lesson fast
And learn it well
This ain’t no upwardly mobile freeway
Oh no, this is the Road to Hell

-Chris Rea


5 posted on 08/28/2012 3:15:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: blam

6 posted on 08/28/2012 3:20:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: blam
I am not, I am saved by Grace, adopted and loved by God.
Justified, and made Righteous ALONE IN CHRIST ALONE.

Therefore ?

There is now NO condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit.

And ? who can condemn ? for it was GOD who justified us, and sent his very own son to save us.
7 posted on 08/28/2012 3:21:58 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: blam

“U.S. On The Highway To Hell “

And quite by design, mind you.

Two riders were approaching . . . .


8 posted on 08/28/2012 3:23:41 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: blam
Its evident that collapse is inevitable given the real numbers and a spineless congress.
9 posted on 08/28/2012 3:24:37 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: dagogo redux

And that is why they want our guns.

They know that is the only way they win.


10 posted on 08/28/2012 3:25:46 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: blam; Kartographer; waterhill; ixtl

Over here (((ping)))!


11 posted on 08/28/2012 3:28:25 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: blam
The demise of the United States means no people anywhere can long govern themselves. It means a terrible new dark age will descend upon the earth. Rats and muslims may fight over the details, but both are demonstrably capable of creating hells on this earth.
12 posted on 08/28/2012 3:30:14 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: blam
There is a need to deal with the deficit and reign in spending but the idea that defense spending can be cut in a time of war is idiotic..if we don't have a country deficits wont matter.

We are at war with a ruthless Islamist enemy who will never give up. We will win or they will win

13 posted on 08/28/2012 3:30:20 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blame Flame Shame or Beg I won't vote for R/R)
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To: blam

After the coup by Romney at the RNC today, I do believe it does not matter who “wins” but just how far down and how fast we will fall down the rabbithole.


14 posted on 08/28/2012 3:32:29 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: blam
highway... more like an eight lane one way freeway!!!
15 posted on 08/28/2012 3:33:17 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: blam

This is just plumb damn scary. When this happens, look for those who have prepped to be forced to share their food with the masses. And if they object, they will be killed. There will be no wealth to spread around....only food and water.

This explains why the republicans don’t want to win.


16 posted on 08/28/2012 3:38:13 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To all my relatives and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: blam

truth bump for later


17 posted on 08/28/2012 3:38:52 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Savage Beast

Not just governments but most major banks are broke and working on the edge. Most of the largest Mega Banks have derivatives exposures that are 40-50-60 times their total assets, so what happens if Europe does collapse (which is fairly likely) causing them to loose just a modest percentage on those derivatives? ( http://ncrenegade.com/financial/fdic-statistics-read-em-and-weep-ann-barnhardt/ )

Personally I expect something much like the well I think that we are in for something like the collapse of Argentina ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yerKMQc7-w&feature=grec_index )but on a global scale.

When you add in the fact that their is a growing concern for social unrest regardless of which way the election goes, the next few months will be like walking a mine field.

Recent events show (Flash Mobs, OWS, etc) we have a large entitlement minded population that is violent prone and armed. I think that during a collapse you will see many small businesses wiped out by flash mob looting, and once started it will quickly spread to rape, robbery and murder for murder sake. You will see what I call ‘pocket pogroms’ and if you ain’t ‘Amish’ you better not be around when they come.

Many of these ‘yutes’ will think no more about killing you than most people think about stepping on a roach. That will be the test of many. Most preppers I know are Christian people and they will hesitate to do what they might have to do to stop the ‘yutes’. On the other hand the ‘yutes’ won’t think twice nor lose a minute of sleep, in fact they will smile and laugh about it.

I can’t help, but think of this quote which is one of my favorites:

“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege of AR-558 (#7.8)” (1998)

Quark: “Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, Nephew. They’re a wonderful, friendly people, as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people... will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You don’t believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.”

Clearly there’s a storm coming, as great as a hurricane and like you do when a hurricane comes your way you either prepare to weather it or you become a victim of it.

For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpfull. You can download it at:

http://tomeaker.com/kart/Preparedness1j.pdf

NOTE! THIS IS A FREE DOWNLOAD. I DO NOT MAKE ONE CENT OFF MY PREPAREDNESS MANUAL!

For those of you who haven’t started already it’s time to prepare almost past time maybe. You needed to be stocking up on food guns, ammo, basic household supplies like soap, papergoods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.

As the LDS say “When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.”

Or as the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
NIV Proverbs 22:3

“There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger.
Underestimation can be fatal.”


18 posted on 08/28/2012 3:47:21 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


19 posted on 08/28/2012 3:49:21 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: blam
What kind of people do you think want to be politicians? Primarily sociopaths.

And will-to-power driven monsters.

20 posted on 08/28/2012 3:51:21 PM PDT by Noumenon (Obama 2012: Zimbabwe without the airfare)
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To: blam; Lera; 444Flyer; Travis McGee; metmom; RnMomof7; Esther Ruth; Diana in Wisconsin; Cindy; ...

“Mathematically, it is impossible for government to meet its obligations. There simply is not enough income or wealth for it to confiscate.”

That’s why I saw there is no humanly way outta this mess. There is simply no way to fix it. Either inflation, the gov’t goes bankrupt and wars could result from not paying our international debts (Japan with their own troubles after the earthquake / tsunami, and China with their big load of US debt).

I’m not saying we’ll go to war with them, per se. Simply that world economic crisis often leads to war.

David Jeremiah speaks on the financial crisis and the Scripture:

http://www.lightsource.com/ministry/ankerberg-show/financial-signs-of-the-end-times-part-2-the-spread-of-global-technology-and-the-disparity-of-wealth-205541.html


21 posted on 08/28/2012 3:52:50 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: blam
"As much as Americans love their military, that’s not going to be cut; in fact, the Republicans, idiotically and unbelievably, want to increase it. The other functions of government − the police, justice and regulatory agencies − are really just a tiny portion of government spending."

That's a lie. The many kinds of federal funding for state and local governments (the tether of locals, including many Republicans, to federal government social and other policies) should be cut first. Social program spending is enormous.

The limey author can KAA (middle alpha means America's).


22 posted on 08/28/2012 3:53:21 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: blam
RAD T
HELL


23 posted on 08/28/2012 3:53:34 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1317 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: blam

Administration of federal assistance in the United States
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Administration_of_federal_assistance_in_the_United_States

“federal assistance” to local governments. But there’s more—much more.


24 posted on 08/28/2012 3:55:48 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Kartographer

fyi


25 posted on 08/28/2012 3:55:55 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: blam

“U.S. On The Highway To Hell”

This is one of the few times that I wish Governor Perry was president. He’d sell that highway to a Spanish Company (for tolling), and those poor Spaniards would be left with the bill.


26 posted on 08/28/2012 4:03:21 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: blam

On the general thesis of the piece, remember this. Sexually confused socialists cannot continue to have big government without big revenues of great value (revenues, e.g., from manufacturing—not recirculating debt without big manufacturing). They’re going to lose during the years ahead.


27 posted on 08/28/2012 4:06:05 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: blam

28 posted on 08/28/2012 4:08:28 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: scottjewell; skeeter
There IS a hope ...

Someone willing to commit political suicide.

A band of men joined precariously together 240 some years ago and committed a suicide of sorts and, though the ensueing years WERE bloody, the initial outcome WAS a free and independent populace.

There may yet be another group willing to chance it for the ideology of a representative Republic ... again.

29 posted on 08/28/2012 4:19:38 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: blam

soetoro wants it this way. Romney at least, has actually turned economic structures around.

Pray.


30 posted on 08/28/2012 4:20:01 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: skeeter

I think we are all just along for the ride in a car with no brakesn on the downslope of a long hill.

All that’s left is to wonder who will survive the crash....


31 posted on 08/28/2012 4:20:54 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: knarf

Let us hope. I would welcome them.


32 posted on 08/28/2012 4:28:59 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: F15Eagle; blam

33 posted on 08/28/2012 4:29:09 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Eaker; Absolutely Nobama; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; An Old Man; APatientMan; ApesForEvolution; ..
At this point chaos and civil unrest likely break out and a dictator arises to “rescue” the people from their difficult situation. The political class will be only too happy to accommodate, although there will be contention over which party and who ascends to the role of supreme leader.

CW2 Ping


34 posted on 08/28/2012 4:44:19 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Sort of just like right now, huh? Two political parties with insignificant differences pretending to have major differences, playing us like we’re watching some scripted “reality TV”.


35 posted on 08/28/2012 4:46:47 PM PDT by CodeToad (Anticipate their arrival...they won't.)
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To: skeeter
Today I agree with it wholeheartedly. God help my progeny.

Getting my youngest grandson ready for his first Appleseed shoot. His kid sisters will similarly qualify a couple of years behind him- if we have time.

BTW: Kids shoot free at Appleseed.

36 posted on 08/28/2012 5:02:13 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: montanajoe

No we are not.

Islam is at war with us, but we are most definitely not at war with Islam. George Bush saw to that with his “peaceful, friendly Islam” nonsense.


37 posted on 08/28/2012 6:11:09 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: null and void; blam; All

38 posted on 08/28/2012 6:18:24 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: FreedomPoster
"Islam is at war with us, but we are most definitely not at war with Islam. "

You're absolutely correct.

Our grandkids and their kids will ask why we didn't do something while we still could.

That time is now.

We ought to declare war on those POS Muslims, period!!

39 posted on 08/28/2012 6:41:00 PM PDT by blam
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To: FreedomPoster
“No we are not.”

Far to many believe we are not. Some simply cant believe anyone would want to kill us all and destroy this nation. Others believe its like Vietnam and we can simply take our marbles and go home. This is going to be a fifty or hundred years war at least

What is required is total defeat of radical Islam and unconditional surrender as in WW2. I know sadly my kids and their kids will be fighting for the very survival of our nation. I've been thinking alot lately of the difficult days ahead. I am confident we will eventually win but its going to be at an unimaginable cost....

40 posted on 08/28/2012 7:03:57 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blame Flame Shame or Beg I won't vote for R/R)
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To: montanajoe

>>This is going to be a fifty or hundred years war at least

This war has been going on for almost 1400 years. There is no reason to think it won’t be going on for many hundreds more.

As Americans, we have a tendency to think on timescales that are too short. This will be a very, very long haul.


41 posted on 08/28/2012 8:07:54 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster
My hope is we will have unconditional victory in 50-100 years. On the other hand WMD in multiple American cities one morning will make the point moot...
42 posted on 08/28/2012 8:12:51 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blame Flame Shame or Beg I won't vote for R/R)
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To: Terry Mross
This explains why the republicans don’t want to win.

I've been saying for over four years they don't want to win. They didn't last time and they don't particularly want to this time.

43 posted on 08/28/2012 8:32:37 PM PDT by bgill
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To: blam

Obama is well on his way to downsizing the United States of America to punish us for our success. He is making it impossible for us to catch up and recover our military strength (after making irresponsible cuts to our defense budget that destroys our national security) as both the debt and the interest on that debt bankrupts us in accordance with Obama’s plans in his dreams “FROM” (not OF) his father.

Prepare for economic hell. All economic projections are overwhelmingly negative.


44 posted on 08/28/2012 9:16:56 PM PDT by Enough is ENOUGH (Recommend the movie, 2016. Obama is hell bent on destroying our exceptionalism.)
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To: Enough is ENOUGH

“Prepare for economic hell. All economic projections are overwhelmingly negative.”

Correct.


45 posted on 08/29/2012 4:02:28 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: bgill; Terry Mross

“This explains why the republicans don’t want to win.”

To that I say: “2007”. Don’t worry; it won’t make sense right now. Just for now let’s call it a premonition I had back then.

But I will say you just might be on target with that statement.

Guess we’re gonna find out.


46 posted on 08/29/2012 4:05:28 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: knarf
A band of men joined precariously together 240 some years ago and committed a suicide of sorts and, though the ensueing years WERE bloody, the initial outcome WAS a free and independent populace. There may yet be another group willing to chance it for the ideology of a representative Republic ... again.

History is being repeated, and Tyranny will once again be defeated.

Americans have been purchasing over 10M guns each year since Nov '08 for a reason.

47 posted on 08/29/2012 7:10:54 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: blam
The Time Traveler.
48 posted on 08/29/2012 7:33:16 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring
Pending Home Sales Surge Past Expectations, Rising 2.4%
49 posted on 08/29/2012 7:40:41 AM PDT by blam
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To: F15Eagle

The answer has never been in or from any man. Unless it is the Lord who builds the house they labor in vain who build it. And there is sowing and reaping in anything else.

Matthew 7:24-27

Build on the Rock

24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”


50 posted on 08/29/2012 7:58:23 AM PDT by 444Flyer
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