The Bold Pursuit Endorses Sharron Angle …

by Clio, Publisher, The Bold Pursuit

The Bold Pursuit is pleased to announce our endorsement of Sharron Angle, Nevada, for U.S. Senate.

The troika of Senator Reid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Mr. Obama led this nation into multi-trillion dollar debt in less than 20 months of the Obama administration due to their largely ineffective stimulus and bail-out plans. This triad continued to focus their efforts, with questionable tactics, on forcing an unpopular health care bill through both Houses – against the will of the people while ignoring the most crucial issue for Americans: jobs.

Sharron Angle and Senator Harry Reid

The national unemployment rate is at 9.8 percent – millions of Americans are out of work and concerned about their futures and families. However, Nevadans, under Harry Reid’s leadership, are experiencing a 14.4 percent unemployment rate – the nation’s highest jobless numbers.

Harry Reid is well-known for bashing former President George W. Bush, during the Bush administration and continuing to present. Last month, Harry Reid released a campaign advertisement in which he claims that Wall Street, former President George W. Bush, corporate job-cutters and foreign oil prices are the culprits behind the nation’s economic troubles. 

Americans tired of Harry Reid and Mr. Obama finger-pointing and shifting blame to the former president; Reid’s disingenuous assertion just doesn’t hold water:

“In the last full month of the Bush presidency, the national unemployment rate was 7.1 percent. That was the highest national rate during his eight years in office. Twice in 2003 it reached 6.5 percent.” The National Review

Nevadans are suffering under Harry Reid’s leadership; Sharron Angle’s positions on the issues are more in touch with mainstream American values and needs.

From her website:

“The quickest way to positively impact the economy is to cut government spending, pay back the national debt and continue the Bush Tax Cuts past their expiration in a few months.”

“I’m an avid supporter of reducing our need for dependence on foreign oil. America must continue to grow her abundant resource of coal and natural gas and increase our domestic oil resources.”

Sharron Angle promises that, if elected, she will work to repeal and replace Obamacare – a bureaucratic monstrosity that is already taking a toll on American companies and workers. Every day, more companies are announcing cutbacks or elimination of healthcare coverage for their employees as they anticipate the heavy financial burdens of Obamacare.

From her website:

Sharron Angle has proposed the following solutions:

  • Repeal and replace Obamacare
  • Elimination of coverage mandates
  • Expanded client pools
  • Tort reform
  • Allow citizens to purchase insurance across state lines
  • Create tax credited health savings accounts

We urge our Nevada readers to evaluate Mrs. Angle’s stand on the issues before going to the polls on November 2nd.

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Sharron Angle … A Clear Choice Over Harry Reid

by Jeanette Ward, Contributing Staff Writer

On October 3, Nevada‘s largest newspaper, The Las Vegas Review Journal, endorsed Sharron Angle over Harry Reid:

“Whether it’s shoving the unpopular and hugely expensive ObamaCare down the throats of the American people, or rewarding failing companies with taxpayer bailouts, or ginning up expensive and futile ‘stimulus’ packages larded with pork that push the nation closer and closer to fiscal chaos, Sen. Reid has cheered them all.

“…Seriously crippled by this much baggage, Sen. Reid has calculated that his survival depends on portraying Ms. Angle as an “extremist” who would endanger women, children and the elderly.

“In fact, Ms. Angle is well within the mainstream on most issues and embraces a political philosophy popular with millions of Americans who are making themselves heard this election cycle.

“…Say this about Sharron Angle: You know what you’re going to get. She’s a reliable vote for individual rights, smaller government and constitutional principles (emphases mine).”

For these reasons alone, Sharron Angle is worthy of endorsement. However, we also endorse her for the following reasons:

-she is who she says she is

-she is unabashedly pro-life

-she is pro-second amendment

-establishment, “ruling class” Republicans can’t stand her (and certainly neither can “ruling class” Democrats – and therefore we love her)

-she can hold her own against the likes of Harry Reid

-she understands the dangers of incumbency, that Washington DC is not her home, and that her responsibility is to her constituents back home

-she has a history of fighting unconstitutional laws, and the courage to continue doing just that, even when it costs her personally:

-from her website:

“A true protector of the Nevada Constitution, Sharron has fought and won judicial battles to protect Nevadan’s constitutional rights. In 2003 while serving as the Minority Whip in the Nevada State Assembly, Sharron challenged the Governor’s proposed massive $800 million tax hike. Supported by Nevada’s constitutional requirement that all tax increases be approved by a two-thirds super majority, battle lines were drawn between the Republicans in the Assembly and the Governor. Sharron and fourteen other courageous Republicans consistently voted against the tax measure through the end of the regular session of the legislature and on through two special sessions. The Governor then sued the legislature in Angle v Guinn to force a decision by the Nevada Supreme Court. The Court over-ruled the two-thirds requirement which meant the taxes were to be imposed through a simple majority rather than by two-thirds vote. Using her own funds, Sharron hired Dr. John Eastman of the Claremont Institute to defend the Nevada’s Constitution against this injury. Angle and Eastman took this case to Federal District Court in Nevada, which ended up referring the case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, then finally to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The attention from Angle v Guinn resulted in the members of the Nevada Supreme Court which made that ruling either retired or were replaced through election defeat. Subsequently the new Court reversed the decision in 2007 reinstating the two-thirds requirement in the Constitution. In recognition of her fight to protect the Constitution, Sharron received the prestigious Claremont Institute Ronald Reagan Freedom Medallion for Courageous Client in 2004.”

Our constitutional republic is at stake. Sharron Angle offers a clear choice over liberty-hating, rule-of-law-destroying, “let’s-make-a-deal,” arrogant “ruling class” Harry Reid. She walks the talk and, if elected, will take action to undo the damage that has been done by this radical leftist administration – even if it costs her personally. She is a true believer in the rule of law and constitutional government and you can trust her.

The Bold Pursuit is proud to endorse Sharron Angle for United States Senate.

Jeanette Ward is the publisher of moveonreid.com, as well as a certified doula and owner of sbndoula.com. Jeanette also publishes www.theconsequencesofideas.blogspot.com and www.christianconservativeresistance.blogspot.com

When Things Seem At Their Worst

by Robert Arvay

Picture yourself as an informed citizen in the year 1938.

Every day you read of some new success by the German and Japanese
imperialists, some new horror emanating out of Stalinist Russia, a new
conquest by fascist Italy, and the increasing powers of a Chinese dictator.

The future seems grim, almost hopeless. Making matters worse, a
complacent American public is either ill-informed or unrealistically secure
in the belief that it can stay out of “foreign entanglements.”

As the Japanese violate every international treaty by annexing Manchuria
through subterfuge and brutality, by walking out of the League of Nations,
the world stands by, wringing its hands, but unwilling to meet force with
force. Vainly, we hope that matters can be resolved peacefully.

As the Germans forcefully annex the Rhineland, and, as Britain and France
submissively sacrifice Czechoslovakia to a mad dictator, the prime minister
waves aloft a scrap of paper bearing Hitler’s signature and happily
proclaims that this means “peace in our time.”

Day after day, the march of boots crushes the hopes of yet another small group of valiant people, and each day those who remain, yet untrampled, hope the fool’s hope – that the tyrant will be satisfied, that he will kill no more.

The next day yet another band of people are crushed – either imprisoned or massacred, to satisfy the never-ending gluttony for power by the madmen who know no mercy, and recognize no limits of cruelty.

To such a citizen in 1938, there seems little hope. The memory of a recent
world war haunts him, with its millions of deaths; a generation of young men slaughtered in the trenches, and millions more deformed as amputees and as gasping victims of poison gas… and the machines of war have grown only more terrible than before.

Yet, however fearsome the thought of war, even more terrible is the prospect
of slavery beneath the whip of barbaric savages who regard other people as
less than human.

Finally war does erupt, first against the Germans as they invade Poland, and
then later against Japan when it bombs Pearl Harbor. Millions will die in
this war also – some twenty million in Russia alone. More than three hundred
thousand
US soldiers will die in combat – nearly a third of a million dead
men from the farms and cities of America.

In the end, the dictators are defeated, and democracy survives. It is not a clean victory. Josef Stalin continues as dictator, murdering thousands more, and threatening the world with nuclear holocaust. A new Chinese dictator emerges, similarly casting a pall of dread over a world that yearns for peace.

Today, we face a new threat, the specter of suicidal fanatics willing to kill any number of people, including their own, in order to achieve the mad dream of a world in which women are property, and in which no one dares utter a word of dissent against those in power.

Once again, the prospect of war seems distasteful. However, this time, America
responded, and is meeting force with force.

Despite all that, the enemy seems firmly entrenched, while other storm
clouds gather in the straits of Taiwan, in the oil fields of Venezuela, in
the sands of Israel, and even in our own streets.

The early going in World War II was a string of defeats for the allies. The fall of the Benelux countries, the defeat of France, the bombing of London, the death marches of Bataan and Corregidor, the loss of Wake Island, and the humiliation of the US army at Kasserine Pass, all seemed to presage a defeat of democracy, and the final descent of darkness upon a world that had fleetingly known freedom.

Today, we too find the going tough. Now, as then, we hear the forecasts of doom and gloom, and find ourselves confronted by those who snipe at our heels as we carry forward the struggle.

None of us can predict the final outcome. Nevertheless, we can be sure that God has a plan, and that if we give it our all, the world may continue to be illuminated by freedom.

 

So it is that in our war against the terrorists, we are likely to suffer many setbacks, and even some defeats along the way. But we have been down that road before, and triumphed.  Faith and perseverance, along with the grace of God, saw us through.

 

But our struggle for freedom is not only on the foreign battlefield. It is also here at home. You may not wield a rifle, nor sharpen a bayonet, on the domestic front line. But you do wield the vote. It is the instrument, not of destruction, but of building up where our misguided opponents would destroy.

 

The election of 2008 was a sort of Pearl Harbor for the cause of freedom. Since then, we have seen our share of disastrous policies, just as in 1942 when we suffered defeat after defeat overseas.

 

But 2010 can be the turnaround, the beginning of a great awakening, and the clear signal to those who value more government over more freedom, that in the end, free men and women will always prevail.



“Who Stole the Cookie…? — How the UN Is Robbing Us of Our National Sovereignty and Individual Liberties”

Part Two: Their Hands in Our Food Supply—Hope They Wash First

by Cynthia Toney

The United Nations would like the power to manage all food supplies on the planet, and the U.S. government is cooperating by taking steps toward complete control over all facets of food production and distribution in this country.

Most of us would probably agree that the importation of foreign foods into the U.S. should be monitored closely and safety-inspected under the strictest of guidelines. On the other hand, a requirement by both the U.S. and the UN that locally grown produce in our country meet “scientific standards” to be sold at a local fresh market would not only be unnecessary—it would be an infringement on our rights. 

Currently in the Senate is bill S.510, the so-called Food Safety and Modernization Act (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-510), while in the House is its counterpart, H.R.875. This legislation contains a number of sections that raise an alarm for those of us who prefer fresh, locally produced, or organic foods as opposed to foods of dubious quality from giant conglomerates.

Besides requiring more extensive records by any entity producing or selling food, one section provides for the suspension of a food facility for “reasonable probability” of causing harm—a subjective call to say the least, and one with tremendous potential for abuse by ignorant bureaucrats.

Another provision relates to fresh produce safety, including a requirement for the Secretary of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish “science-based” minimum standards for the safe production and harvesting of fruits and vegetables that are raw agricultural commodities. Yet another requires the study of transportation of food in rural areas to ensure the delivery of “safe” food. These provisions raise concerns from vegetable gardeners who swap their produce, organic farmers, and small farmers who sell to local markets because no exemptions are provided in the legislation for these types of growers (http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2010/04/24/s-510-is-hissing-in-the-grass/). 

In June of 2010, President Obama signed Executive Order #13544, establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/executive-order-establishing-national-prevention-health-promotion-and-public-health), for which authority was granted under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (healthcare reform). In examining the following members of this Council, one cannot help but think that there may be, with the help of “Food Safety and Modernization” if it should become law, a national food “crisis” on the horizon that will allow for full government control of the food supply in the U.S.

The Surgeon General will serve as Chair of the Council, which will be composed of:

  • Secretary of Agriculture
  • Secretary of Labor
  • Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Secretary of Transportation
  • Secretary of Education
  • Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Chair of the Federal Trade Commission
  • Director of National Drug Control Policy
  • Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council
  • Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs

This Council has the potential to delve into our privacy and infringe not only upon the right to acquire and eat the foods of our choice, but to engage in “sedentary behavior,” smoking, and alcohol consumption. Along with The Food Safety and Modernization Act, it will provide the fuel needed by the government to promote the exclusive use of “science-based” genetically modified organisms (GMOs), technology that originated with a well-known and politically influential biotech company and whose developer now works for the FDA. This company is the largest producer of genetically modified and hybrid seed, which it sells worldwide but which produces plants that do not propagate well, thus making the U.S. and other countries dependent on the continued purchase of seed in order to grow fruits, vegetables, and grain to feed the human population and livestock.

GMOs also include animal products such as milk, cheese, and meat from cows given bovine growth hormone. Raw and organic foods such as raw milk are already coming under attack in the U.S. and elsewhere because big agribusiness sees these products, and those who sell them, as a threat. Authorities, with guns drawn, recently raided a co-op raw foods store in California in a blatant show of intimidation. (http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2010/09/20/absolute-power-comes-from-absolute-control-over-food/).

The long-term effects of GMOs on our health cannot yet be determined; but studies indicate that GMO foods are nutritionally less beneficial for our bodies, can make antibiotics ineffective in curing human disease, and can create new allergens that did not previously exist. Remember the soy allergy alarm of recent years? That was due to genetically modified soybean, promoted as a healthy food, but now avoided by those who know better. Jeffrey M. Smith, author of Seeds of Deception, has worked with scientists worldwide to catalog studies of the effects of GMO foods   (http://www.newswithviews.com/Smith/jeffrey125.htm). Other studies have been performed as well (http://www.csa.com/discoveryguides/gmfood/overview.php).

The United Nations and Codex Alimentarius

Some individuals and businesses, concerned over forfeiting their rights to grow, produce, buy, sell, or trade food, notice a similarity in language and methods expressed in the aforementioned legislation and executive order to the United Nations Codex Alimentarius (Food Code) (http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2005/sag382.doc.htm) and fear that the U.S. regulations are meant to facilitate it.

The UN Codex Alimentarius Commission, established in 1963, sets guidelines and standards for trade practices and consumer protection in relation to the global trade of food. It has over 170 member countries within the framework of the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Program established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO).

In 2005, the Codex Alimentarius Commission met with representatives from more than 100 countries present, to adopt or revise a number of food safety and quality standards that would “safeguard the health of consumers worldwide and improve food quality and agricultural trade opportunities.” Among the draft standards for consideration, there were those on vitamin and mineral labeling, meat-hygiene codes, and the production of Parmesan cheese (an unlikely concern for a global commission).

Like most UN commissions, committees, and conventions, the Codex Alimentarius Commission has thus far conducted itself innocuously, claiming to have no authority to force countries to follow Codex Alimentarius guidelines or to supersede the laws of their own governments. However, the problem is that, although the U.S. has no need to follow any guidelines other than its own, it has begun to cooperate in this new global scheme of managing those who are deemed incapable of feeding themselves.

Will this mean that one day a farmer will be unable to butcher his own cow for meat, to make his own cheese, or to give raw milk to a neighbor in need without breaking a federal or international law? Will you or I be in violation for growing our own tomatoes? Once again, vague wording in UN documents leaves a lot open to interpretation.

Already, small dairies and farms are being shut down in the United States. In Missouri, a dairy had its cheese production shut down (http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/fda-shuts-down-morningland-dairy-despite-clean-tests/). The dairy was later found to be clean and safely producing cheese; yet, the cheese could not be legally sold. In other states, such as Ohio and Wyoming, state legislatures are finding it necessary to pass their own laws to protect food producers from interference by the USDA and FDA, including producers of “cottage foods” prepared in the home and sold directly to consumers.

(“Last summer, The Bold Pursuit published a blog, “Our Government Has Gone Gestapo” by Oregon Congressional hopeful, Delia Lopez. Ms. Lopez notes that “We have allowed government to become an overbearing monster from which we must get permission even to catch a fish. The goal of all government is to extend their size, scope and power, which is why our Constitution was written to limit the power of government to protect the rights of the people.’)

The FDA monitors the Codex Alimentarius Commission, but the FDA itself is opposed to labeling foods that are genetically modified and will not allow food producers to label their foods that are not genetically modified. As a result, consumers who are concerned about this issue are provided with no information about it at all (http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2010/09/19/fda-bans-gm-free-labeling/). This ban on labeling includes genetically modified milk, shown to be of lower quality and linked to cancer. The FDA also prevents producers of herbal supplements from revealing scientific data on their labels that documents their effectiveness. 

In July of 2010—one month after President Obama’s executive order created the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council—the Codex Alimentarius Commission met regarding the “Food Standards Program,” having the following committees:

  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
  • Fish and Fishery Products
  • Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
  • Food Hygiene
  • Food Import and Export
  • Inspection and Certification Systems
  • Methods of Analysis and Sampling
  • Food Additives
  • General Principles
  • Pesticide Residues
  • Contaminants in Foods
  • Food Labeling

(ftp://ftp.fao.org/codex/Alinorm10/al33_03Ae.pdf). Thus, the UN has taken an all-inclusive approach to food control that mimics and reciprocates support of the Food Safety and Modernization Act as well as the Council created by executive order.

Attempts by the UN and the U.S. to control the sources and movement of food around the globe for the so-called “sustainable development” of agriculture would result in anything but that. Small and organic farms growing crops that are indigenous to the region are better able to provide safe, nutritious sources of foods for the populations of the world.

After the recent earthquake in Haiti, farmers there rejected corn and tomato seeds—treated with a highly toxic fungicide—from the biotech company Monsanto (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ronnie-cummins/monsantos-poison-pills-fo_b_587340.html). Not only were the farmers upset over the danger of the toxins; they knew that these seeds, and the seeds from the resulting plants, would produce well for only a single season—unlike farm-saved non-hybrid seeds, which can provide food for generations ad infinitum.

Critics say that the Codex Alimentarius Commission, like the FDA, often uses criteria that are manipulated to support the interests of the world’s largest food producing, trade, and retail corporations, including genetically modified foods and seeds. In the interest of these biotech and commercial giants, it is believed that the Commission, as well as the FDA, will eventually outlaw small farming, including organic farming. Furthermore, critics believe that the Commission and the FDA also serve the interests of the large pharmaceutical companies and will eventually outlaw herbal supplements and will require that prescriptions be written for effective doses of vitamin and mineral supplements.

Do we really want to allow any authority or global entity the right to choose the sources and types of nutrition that we supply the bodies that God (not the government) gave us?

Cynthia Toney is a Contributing Writer and Editor

 

 

 

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To My Fellow Patriots

by Sandy Stringfellow

It’s been slowly, patiently, systematically climbing to a crescendo, building upon its successes over the past one hundred years; the insidious Progressive Marxist creep of political upheaval and destruction of our American way.Courtesy, Sandy Stringfellow

Today, having arrived at the crossroads of destiny, we face the shocking results of this subterfuge; our beautiful representative republic perched on the precipice of an abyss, teetering with dangerous uncertainty.

There are many reasons, but really no excuses for our having allowed this to happen.

It is a time for choosing, and we as American individuals have the most obvious and far-reaching choices to make in the history of our representative republic.

Our president, whom I dis-affectionately refer to as King Barry, has installed what Mark Levin labeled a “soft tyranny.” We are being ruled as if we were a seventeenth century monarchy, our constitution shredded, our individual liberty threatened with extinction, our property ownership rights on life support, the fruits of our labor taken at the point of a gun; every vestige of freedom under relentless attack.

The choices in front of us are defined by what we are going to do about stopping it, and whether or not we have the moral courage and sustained political will to stop it.

The “thousand years of darkness” Ronald Reagan spoke of in his famous speech isn’t hyperbole.

There’s a tangled web stretching back to the early 1900’s involving Progressives and Marxists, but the simple unvarnished truth is that King Barry and his Czars are, quite literally, working double overtime to destroy our capitalist economic system (among other things) and thereby bring America to her knees.

Elections this November are the most important elections in the history of our republic

I believe the elections this November are the most important elections in the history of our republic, for the obvious reason that our very existence has never been more vitally threatened from within.

What we are witnessing today is exactly what our Founding Fathers warned us about.

They knew America would unlikely be defeated by a foreign enemy, but that our form of government could be corrupted from within and destroyed covertly by those with the necessary resources and protracted vision to sustain their endeavour.

King Barry has repeatedly stated that he intends to “transform” America

King Barry has repeatedly stated that he intends to “transform” America, but he never says why, how, or into what. Rather, we hear the usual flowery vagueness and soaring teleprompter rhetoric.

In point of fact, King Barry continually reveals, in a most unambiguous manner through his actions and policies, that his goal is a one world government, and right now he’s winning the game.

One doesn’t require a Bilderberg group or a rendezvous for secret meetings at the Bohemian Grove to see where America is headed.

It’s happening right before our eyes in real time; the facts and evidence documented, alarming, and unequivocally clear.

The International Monetary Fund now dictates to a growing number of countries comprising the European Union how and where they will spend the money they’ve borrowed to stay afloat in a sea of red ink. It is borrowed money they have no way of paying back.

Their ratio of debt to GDP is not very different from our own, yet King Barry continues to spend money we don’t have as if there will be no tomorrow.

King Barry and his George Soros-funded support groups have become so brazen and arrogant they no longer bother trying to hide their motives or methodology as they ramrod a Progressive version of “change” down throats.

Our mainstream media continues to remain duplicitously silent

Meanwhile, as this comic/tragedy unfolds, part Twilight Zone and part theatre of the absurd, our mainstream media continues to remain duplicitously silent.

As for our Congress, those august statesmen sworn to uphold our Constitution, it can be said, with few exceptions, that instead of hearing the sonorous strains of outraged indignation and a call to action, we hear the steady sound of…crickets.

Ladies and gentlemen, if America will be saved, if we believe America is worth saving, it will be up to each and every one of us to ride to the rescue. Nobody else is coming; we are the cavalry.

I can not bear the burden of knowing what is happening to this greatest of countries, and fail to do everything I can within my power to prevent the destruction of the America I so deeply love and cherish.

How much blood has been shed since the first Continental Army of George Washington was formed, in order to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”?

How many brave, dedicated, selfless, patriotic men and women have made personal sacrifices so we could enjoy a “more perfect Union, established Justice, and insured domestic Tranquility” to pursue our own individual happiness?

As Thomas Jefferson once said,

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

I totally agree with the venerable Mr. Jefferson, and that’s exactly what we are in the process of losing; the priceless gift of this republic from our Founders, a gift that has been squandered through apathetic indifference, self-absorption, and ignorance of history, a subject no longer taught in our dumbed-down, politically correct, feel good, equality-of outcome educational institutions.

Regarding political correctness: is there a more effective tool utilized by the Progressive Marxists to undermine and ultimately destroy America than “political correctness”? 

It’s permeated every facet of our lives, every institution, like some malicious gas, yet this unbridled form of intellectual and behavioral censorship barely gets mentioned as an implement of indoctrination or stimuli of conditioned reflex.

This quote from Edmund Burke on history: “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.”

And also this quote from Burke: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Mr. Burke, a British philosopher and statesman (1729-1797), was an erudite fellow who understood human nature rather well.

He may not have been able to perfectly visualize the soul-rotting effect of pop culture, the compliant and sycophantic King Barry-worshiping media that secured his coronation, the studied, devious cunning of the Progressive movement as they gained control of education, re-wrote history, minimized and disparaged our Founders, and diminished the significance of the U.S. Constitution by implementing the practice of trans-national “case law” review instead of looking to our own constitutional law for relevant jurisprudence.

But Mr. Burke did understand that people were far more similar in their behavior throughout history than they were different, and that left to their own devices, those who attained power would do what ever was necessary to sustain that power at the expense of others. Mr. Burke understood perfectly well that the history of the world has been one of tyranny.

There was another thing the Progressive movement knew they must accomplish if they were to succeed in their bloodless coup, perhaps the one thing most important to achieving their revolutionary plans; they removed God from the public eye and public awareness.

Over time God was relegated to the back bench of the public collective consciousness through political correctness

Not overnight, but slowly and systematically over time God was relegated to the back bench of the public collective consciousness through political correctness, immoral excesses, T.V., media blitzes, the academic intelligencia, a narcissistic compulsion for hipness, instant gratification, drugs, pornography, and the ACLU.

We became a secular society fixated on pursuit of material baubles and trinkets to define our happiness, worshiping at the altar of conspicuous consumption as we struggled to keep up with the Jones’ and validate our spiritual insouciance.

By contrast, in the early 1900’s, while working his way through college as a part-time journalist, Napoleon Hill began a study of American exceptionalism that would become his life work.

In numerous interviews with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and many other creative and industrial giants from that era, he began to identify certain common traits that were rudimentary to their success.

He realized that, among these, was the widely held belief that thoughts were actual “things.”

The quality time he spent with these individuals led to his theory of the “mastermind principle,” literally a synergistic tuning of sympathetic thought-induced vibrations from like-minded people, working together in a spirit of cooperation, who are equally dedicated to achieving a specific positive goal or result.

To further illustrate the credibility of his “mastermind principal” theory, he observed that the most profound example of its application in human history was that of our Founding Fathers as they worked to bring forth our republican form of government.

For these greatest of patriots, it was a spiritual quest of the highest order, and they continually invoked the power of “Almighty God” to guide them, strengthen their resolve, and help them every step of the way as they pledged their “lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor” to establish our Constitution and the United States of America.

I believe Glenn Beck, ever the trail blazer, thinker of the unthinkable, and patriot extraordinaire in his own right, is absolutely spot on with his assertion that the collective spiritual re-awakening of America and the restoration of personal honor and integrity is of paramount importance to our political success.

Everyone has room for improvement, and we all need to be at our very best on every level for the task at hand.

We have an opportunity this November, through the ballot box, to begin to right our ship of state.

It’s crunch time, and we need a sweeping conservative victory

It may quite possibly be the last opportunity we have in our lifetime to affect a legitimate reversal of the stunning and almost incomprehensible amount of damage inflicted by King Barry and his court of jesters.

He’s moved so far and so fast, with very little resistance, to secure our national demise, that it would be a tragic mistake to under estimate the critical imperative of establishing a conservative mandate for the 2010 November elections. 

It’s crunch time, and we need a sweeping conservative victory if we are to leave an America for our children and grand children that bears any resemblance to the America that has traditionally been a beacon of light for all freedom loving people, both at home and around the world.

 

Sandy Stringfellow is a writer and musician with an interest in history, economics, and politics.

Reprinted with permission, http://www.CanadaFreePress.com. “To My Fellow Patriots” was originally published May 30, 2010. The Bold Pursuit thanks Mr. Stringfellow and the Canada Free Press for allowing us to re-publish this article.

“The Radical New Conservative—Time to Excise the Disease in D.C.”

by Cynthia Toney

In case liberals haven’t heard, they don’t own the word “radical.” Stop any liberal on the street, and I doubt that he or she would be able to recite a coherent definition of the word anyway.

The media has begun to use the term when describing true conservatives: the far right, libertarians, and Tea-Party members on the so-called political “fringe.”

Traditionally, “radical” has referred to views, practices, and policies of extreme political change or a method of using extreme measures to replace a political state of affairs. However, there’s another definition more often associated with medicine: “designed to remove the root of a disease or all disease and potentially diseased tissue” (merriam-webster.com).

Radical—some of us conservatives are beginning to like that label.

In November, we face perhaps the greatest challenge of any political group in America’s history—to literally save our country from imminent death. We are charged with creating a radical change in both houses of Congress—a change from what the radical liberals began in the 1960s—to what the radical patriots of the 1770s sought and won in 1783. Like the original patriots, it is up to us to remove the disease of statism that has plagued, corrupted, and sapped the strength of our nation.

Liberals have had time on their side—forty-plus years to infiltrate, scheme, buy, steal, and lie, until each branch of the federal government and every sacred institution, including the voting process, is under their control.

Conservatives do not have forty years to undo what has been done to our country; the time to act is now—or America, as we know it, will perish.

Those of us who awakened to the crisis in or around 2008 have frantically tried to play catch-up and battle the liberal agenda that attacks us every day, all day long, from every conceivable angle. Today our ranks have grown, but we have only a few weeks left to remove the disease that is in Congress, before it kills us as a nation.

Because we don’t have time on our side, we must do this with sheer volume. We must do it with might. We must attack this disease through record numbers in conservative voter turnout.

Conservative candidates need each and every one of our votes if they are to compensate for voter fraud, which is still rampant. It will take all of us at the polls to remove the stinking, rotting malignancy in Congress and allow the healing to begin. Liberals in both parties must be excised and replaced by true conservatives, free of corruption and unhealthy agendas.

If you have not already done so, talk to your neighbors, old friends, and long lost relatives. Convince them of what is at stake and the action that must be taken. Offer to pick them up and drive them to the polls if necessary. Swallow your pride and call your “ex” (and even your former in-laws). Consider this a life-saving operation.

Prep yourselves, liberals. Surgery is scheduled for November 2, 2010—and it’s going to be “Radical.”

 

 

Cynthia Toney is a Contributing Writer and Editor

 

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Why We are Really in an Economic Depression

by John Wayne Tucker from JWT’s Journal

The Great Depression of the 1930’s was one of the most disastrous times Americans have ever faced. Unfortunately, there are many who are no longer very well informed regarding the struggles of that time period. So, let’s take a quick look at a brief history and some of the horrific examples of the devastation caused by a genuine economic depression.

Most people believe that the Great Depression stated in 1929 with the collapse of the stock market; the truth is that it started in 1927 with the collapse of the farming industry. However, the actual stock market crash certainly garnered tremendous attention. The Dow dropped from an all time high of $381.17 to $41.22. However, the real tragedy was that the Dow did not recover to pre-crash levels until 1955.

Stock market crashes have happened before and it took men like J.P. Morgan who, using their own money, to bring back the market. Of course, Morgan tried this rescue attempt three times prior to the Great Crash of ’29, but was unable to accomplish the task. While Morgan had, in times past, lent money to New York to keep the government from collapsing, a new era was now ushered in— an era where the government would try to assume responsibility for recovery.

Market recovery actions by the government led to some Constitutionally questionable practices. One of the things that was done was to attempt economic stimulus (sound familiar?). These actions included creating government works projects (WPA) to put people to work in all kinds of jobs. Virtually every state can boast some massive project that was a part of this stimulus. In St. Louis, one of the big stimulus jobs was the digging of River Depere which is a huge sewage ditch and relief backup for flood water from the Mississippi River.

Unfortunately, economists and historians alike agree that the economic stimulus efforts in the past were a failure. Scholars blamed the failure on the governments because it did not put enough money into the program; however, we were limited by the fact that we were on a precious metal standard and could not print money that exceeded the value of gold on hand. We are not hindered by that now, since we are not on any precious metal standard at all. Therefore, we can print trillions of dollars for all kinds of bailouts – this is one of the main reasons that this Depression does not look like a Depression.

I wonder, does anyone really grasp the concept of a “trillion dollars”? Dr. David Jeremiah, pastor of Shadow Mountain Church in San Diego, is one of the few who recognizes this dilemma and gives us a pretty interesting way to grasp the enormity of a trillion dollars. He says, “If you think of it in terms of seconds, a million seconds ago was 12 days ago. A trillion seconds ago was 32,000 years ago.” Does that begin to frighten you?

Now let’s take a look at some of the tragedies of the Great Depression: the unemployment rate was slightly more than 20%. Many people became homeless and lived in cardboard boxes on the streets of the cities. One such box displayed a sign that said, “this is all I have left in the world. I am out looking for work. Please don’t take anything.”

During the Great Depression, many school districts were unable to pay their teachers, so they paid them in IOUs until that no longer was sufficient and the schools closed. Children could not go to school and parents often could no longer afford to feed their children, so they sold them or gave them away to people who had money, in hopes that they would have a better life.

People roamed the country as migrant workers hoping to get a job picking apples or cotton for ten cents per day. My grandfather, a Baptist Minister, built houses with hand tools for fifty cents per day. They rode in old jalopies, if they had them, and often affected repairs on the side of the road by tying a piece of rope on the fan pulleys to replace a broken belt. Others traveled the rails by stealing a ride on the train. Most of them clung to the metal bars on the bottom of the cars, sometimes falling off; freezing and unable to hold on anymore; or fell asleep and fell to their deaths. The loss of income from freeloading riders was considered such a problem that all railroads hired people to push the people from the cars in any way they could, causing them to fall to their deaths.

If one lived on a farm, things were somewhat better. At least, there was food. Even then, government action was sometimes difficult to understand. My mother tells how the government came and took away their pigs and ran them into the river and drowned them. The government also went round the country pouring out thousands of gallons of milk. All of this in the hopes of maintaining price levels. No compensation was ever given to the owners.

Regardless of what the government did, the Depression raged on for over a decade and did not begin to improve until World War II.

Perhaps, you say, we don’t see anything remotely like these things happening. This is just a minor economic setback. Let’s see if we can’t find some important similarities.

Clearly, this list could go on for some time. The point is that we have:

  • a significantly high unemployment rate
  • government bailouts to the tune of trillions of dollars
  • a long term depressed stock market
  • people losing their homes
  • significantly reduced credit
  • small businesses failing at alarming rates

Sadly, there is no foreseeable improvement on the way. In fact, the future is already set for us; with trillions of dollars already printed and massive loans acquired from other countries, we have mortgaged our standard of living and succeeded in making a genuine Depression appear to be a minor economic setback. We have never taken such drastic measures for any minor setbacks in the economy. We have placed our children and grandchildren into an unpayable debt to prevent this from being perceived as a Depression. What is even sadder is that the future of our children and grandchildren will undoubtedly see many of the worst aspects of the Great Depression.

Why are we in this condition? In his book, Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future, Robert B. Reich points out that in 1928, just before the Great Depression, …”1 percent of the populations was paid 23 percent of the nation’s income”…. There are at least two books on the New York Times Best Seller list, at this writing, that describe the economic problems that America faces including the declining middle class. There have been many more books on this issue in recent years.

There is certainly no doubt that the mortgage crisis http://www.youtube.com/user/fiercefreeleancer brought on by greed has had a considerable impact. However, these are not the only issues; I have personally been predicting this meltdown for decades because of unsound basic practices by the federal government such as massively excessive spending, massive foreign aid, and most importantly, the unlimited printing of money. Now we have entered into the age of belief in redistribution of wealth, Socialized Medicine and more government responsibility for your personal issues. This spells disaster for our future.

At the recent G8 summit China, Russia and other countries were calling for a new currency standard. Right now, the U.S. dollar is the global standard, but, not backed by gold any more, is losing its position and will soon be replaced in favor of a new global currency. Add to this the fact that we are now around 4th in the world with respect to standard of living and it is not difficult to see that this is no simple recession that we face. We are seeing literally, the largest transfer of wealth from one nation to other nations that has ever occurred in the history of the world.

 

 

My hope is that we learn the truth as citizens and support and vote for as well as demand fiscal responsibility from our government. My prayer is that there are people running for office that really understand these economic dynamics and are committed to correcting them before it is too late, if it is not too late already.

John Wayne Tucker

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Vote “No” for Complacency … Change Your World on November 2nd!

by Genevieve

“Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.”  Vladimir Nabokov

“The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”  Albert Einstein

“It’s not a very big step from contentment to complacency.”  Simone de Beauvoir

After more than 10 years of recalling the worst disaster that ever threatened to annihilate our great nation, we have gradually migrated toward smug satisfaction with our surroundings and become unconcerned about any imminent dangers. The embers of September 11, 2001 are extinguished, leaving only the memory of the symbol of affluence and luxury loathed by our enemies – The World Trade Center.

Although seemingly unrelated, the upcoming mid-term elections involve subtle perils that have the capacity to complete the destruction begun by the current administration. We The People are being lulled into a false sense of security by the silver-tongued politicians who are willing to sell their souls to the devil for our votes.

The pundits forewarn that the electorate is being misled to believe that the Liberals are being wiped-out by the Conservative candidates. Do you sense a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Diminishing the threat of Conservative challengers allows the Dems to forge ahead unnoticed and uncontrolled. At this time in our history, we have no latitude for complacency. We either fight to reverse the direction of our government or watch our hard-fought-for democracy continue to decline and vanish.

On November 2, 2010, remember what our votes mean to the future of our great nation. God Bless America.

Genevieve is a Senior Advisor and Editor to The Bold Pursuit

Who Stole the Cookie…? How the UN Is Robbing Us of Our National Sovereignty and Individual Liberties

by Cynthia Toney, Contributing Writer and Editor, The Bold Pursuit

In the Declaration of Independence, the founding patriots declared that we would “assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle” us.

Separate—that is a key word.

We, as a nation, are entitled by God to be separate from all other nations—geographically, politically, economically, ideologically. As an independent nation, the United States of America is free to make its own laws in accordance with its own Constitution. Furthermore, it is free not to make laws or to comply with laws that are designed to support a global entity.

The United Nations doesn’t see it that way.

In the children’s song “Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?” participants sing along in an infinite loop in which the blame for a stolen cookie is passed from one accused to the next.

“Who, me?”

“Yeah, you.”

“Not me.”

“Then who?”

Through its resolutions for the past 65 years, the UN has endeavored to steal—piece by piece, cookie by cookie—the freedoms that we have assumed are protected by our Constitution. Just as in the children’s sing-along, all members of the UN are complicit in the game; no single nation can be accused of thievery. This group of governments, often with cooperation from our own, can challenge the rights of American citizens and eradicate those rights without our knowledge, all in the name of global peace and prosperity. While it is possible that there may be delusional members of the UN who believe that a Utopian planet is attainable, it is safe to assume that others use the system in a scheme to bring down the most influential and powerful nation of the world—the United States.

That Was Then

The term “United Nations” was first used in the Declaration by United Nations on January 1, 1942, when representatives of 26 nations pledged their governments to continue fighting collectively against the Axis Powers during World War II (www.un.org/aboutun/history.htm).

If only those nations had stuck to that single objective.

In 1945, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organization to draft the United Nations Charter. It was signed by all of them on June 26. Poland, which was not represented at the Conference, signed it later and became one of the original 51 Member States. The United Nations officially came into existence on October 24, 1945, when China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, and “a majority of other signatories” ratified the Charter.

Since then, the UN has dictated policy with ever-expanding authority, to encompass every aspect of human existence. In the interest of time, I will address four current issues that have been in the forefront of the minds of conservative Americans.

Parents: Who’s In Charge Here?

In 1989, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was adopted by the UN General Assembly and opened to nations around the world for ratification. This treaty is an umbrella for children’s rights covering food, safety, public education, and other rights of survival and development.

In 1995, under President Clinton’s administration, The U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Madeleine Albright, signed the UNCRC. However, the U.S. Senate did not ratify the treaty, and there has been an ongoing debate as to whether international law in such a treaty can override the Constitution.

In November of 2009, on the twentieth anniversary of the UNCRC, the annual resolution was approved by consensus (without a vote) for the first time in eight years—this time with support from the United States—and recommended to the General Assembly. However, members from a number of western nations, the U.S. included, expressed reservations about enacting some of these guidelines (that is all they should be) into law in their own countries (www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2009/gashc3968.doc.htm).

One area of concern was in the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, i.e., the care of children without parents. Perhaps we should be grateful for such reservations about who should be allowed to raise our children, if in the future we are given no voice in the matter. On the other hand, there should be just as much concern over guidelines present in the UNCRC that would affect the rights of parents to make decisions about their children’s education.

The UNCRC has caused an outcry from parents who home-school or who refuse to allow sex education to be taught to their children. The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) has opposed the UNCRC because it would “strip parents of much of their authority to educate, train, and nurture their children according to the dictates of their conscience” (www.hslda.org). The HSLDA has also been concerned that liberal judges in the U.S. may rule in favor of education guidelines set forth in the UNCRC even though it has not been ratified here.

Such fears were confirmed when American homeschooling was attacked in several states, including California, where a judge in 2008 thought that the U.S. was already supposed to be complying with the UN doctrine. Fortunately, that particular ruling in California was later overturned (http://californiahomeschool.net/howTo/updates.htm).

In Botswana, families were forced by the country’s government to stop homeschooling their children under the resolutions of the UNCRC. The treaty had not been ratified in Botswana either, but it was enforced there. A judge ruled that under the UNCRC, a country’s governing authorities have the right to determine the best interests of the child.

In England, a report on home education made the case that homeschooling should be extensively regulated, to the point of allowing authorities access to the home and to the child, to question him or her without the consent or presence of a parent.

Germany and Sweden have also enacted several measures against parental homeschooling due to their enforcement of the UNCRC.

Barack Obama, during his 2008 campaign for President, revealed his intentions of pursuing ratification of the UNCRC for the United States. To combat such an attempt, the HSLDA and ParentalRights.org advocated a proposed “Parental Rights” amendment, currently a joint resolution in the U.S. House and Senate. In addition, several state legislatures have adopted their own resolutions against the UNCRC.

The UNCRC, whether ratified or not, is widely accepted by governments around the globe because it introduces more than 50 articles of children’s rights. However, it remains unclear who—family, national government, or international community—has the final word in decisions affecting the child. Some articles of the UNCRC have merit and reflect sorely needed changes in the care and treatment of children in a number of countries outside the United States; yet, many guidelines have been unsuccessful in producing change in critical areas—sex slavery, genocide, slave labor, mutilation of girls’ genitalia, and denial of education to girls.

Next, Part Two: Their Hands in Our Food Supply 

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