“We Held These Truths to be Self-Evident” … 236 Years Ago

Three and a half years ago, I wrote the following “satirical piece,” titled “Future Address by Barack Hussein Obama.” At the time, I hoped to awaken others to what was becoming apparent to me: the man (other) Americans voted into office had ulterior motives for our nation. Now, I fear that my little satire is closer to becoming TelePrompTer material for Mr. Obama – IF Americans fail to listen to the truth about him, his policies and learn about the damage he’s already done to our great nation.

Granted, getting accurate, unsullied news is a more difficult task during this election given the prevalent bias and interference by the Media on behalf of Obama campaign. Still there are voices that dare to speak the truth and draw aside the curtains of deceit to shine a light on the facts. Social media outlets and bloggers are determined to help the People make up their own minds, without manipulation, as to the veracity of the revelations by using their virtual podiums to share their knowledge and opinions.  

Unfortunately, it seems that in our attention-deficit nation, too many are willing to just glance at a headline or pay more attention to their like-minded tweeps or Facebook friends than open their eyes and ears to reality. Facing reality isn’t so hard – just look in your wallet after a trip to the gas station or grocery store, ask an unemployed friend if she thinks that life has improved since January 2009. Do you know anyone who has or is about to lose a home? Are they better off? Ask the homeowner whose can’t sell her house because it has radically decreased in value since Mr. Obama assumed the Oval Office.

Perhaps, Readers, you’re one of those 23 million unemployed Americans. You may, nostalgically, remember that, under the oft-maligned Bush administration, the average unemployment rate was 5.3 % and increased to 6.8 % during the economic meltdown during the last days of his presidency. Mr. Obama failed in his promise to decrease unemployment: our current rate is 8.1% [only lowered due to more people giving up on finding a job] and we’ve had 43 straight months of negative jobs reports.

There is no way to spin a fundamental truth: Mr. Obama’s regime is a failure in all aspects. Can anyone honestly believe we can expect any improvement in his dismal record by giving him four more years? That’s a risky bet and America is in a poor position to gamble, certainly not with one in seven Americans unemployed, the loss of our AAA credit ratings, $16 trillion debt, a foreign “policy” in shambles … and that’s just, as they say, for starters.

America is more than just real estate; it is a concept, an ideal, a beacon of democracy and a promise of freedom. Let’s not change the concept of what America “is” to “was.”

The Bold Pursuit unequivocally endorses the only candidate with the skills, experience (a job creator – approximately 100,000 jobs via Bain Capital, Private Equity), leadership (a former Governor, President/CEO of 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics Committee) and integrity. Mitt Romney’s entire life is one of remarkable achievements. There’s real hope, not Mr. Obama’s bogus variety, that Gov. Romney’s greatest achievement would be his presidency.

When you vote, vote smart so that may I archive the following blog as just as an unfulfilled threat.

The Bold Pursuit found its name in a quote by Thomas Jefferson “I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led …”

On November 6 … Be Bold, Be Fearless and Find the Truth.

~ Clio, Publisher, The Bold Pursuit.

Barack Obama – Future State of the Union Address? It’s up to us on November 6.

My fellow citizens, today I want to discuss a sensitive, but vastly overdue issue regarding the celebrated paperwork which gave a few power hungry individuals the right, in their minds, to overthrow a genial government and entrench themselves firmly in this place we call “America.”

The intellect and zeal of this country’s “Founding Fathers” was the driving force when the rebellious Colonies, in a rude and ungrateful manner, sought to sever ties with their homeland and a beloved King and his Parliament. King George, who was, as we all will agree, right in his opinion that the government must tax the people to make them feel included in their government, a fair and tolerant leader.

It is important to remember that our nation’s first “leaders” acted illegally to create a new world order on the shores of a country that was, before the arrival of a few land-grabbing and disease-ridden white people, the rightful home of peaceful and generous Native Americans.

The “pilgrims,” more aptly called belligerent ex-pats, disembarked on these shores still clinging to their muskets and whining about “freedom of religion.” Their humble indigenous hosts shared the wealth of their bounty to keep these malcontents from starving through their first season on foreign soil. The pilgrims showed their appreciation by introducing the Indians to the business end of a musket and infecting them with sexually transmitted diseases. I’m certain that if those innocent Indians had any idea of how their hospitality would be repaid, they would have told the Pilgrims to go get “stuffed” – like a turkey.

After many years, the interlopers from Great Britain were able to thoroughly ensconce themselves on this land, arrogantly laid claim to it and went about decimating many tribes of native people. The British government sought to control these unruly trespassers by establishing a governing body to oversee the collection of taxes and administer the rule of law. However, the desire of corrupt colonials for domination and control was overwhelming; thus began the riots and eventual revolt.

As you know, the violent deeds of the Rebellion were legitimized by the so-called “Declaration of Independence” – a manuscript penned by rebels that gave license to their sympathizers to do great harm to any who stood in the way of their “cause.”

One must acknowledge the enduring impact of the so-called “Founding Fathers” and their propaganda. Even today, the indoctrination of adoration of their antique rules and regulations is taught to society’s most impressionable and innocent citizens: our children. Mere toddlers are coerced into memorizing and pledging allegiance to a piece of cloth which features bright red stripes – symbolic of the blood the trespassers freely and proudly shed in order to evict our benevolent British governance, as well as virtually annihilate the native inhabitants and rightful owners of this territory.

Every year on July 4th, Americans glamorize the terrorist bombings that took place during the upheaval of the presiding government by setting off elegant displays of fireworks. Those ancient acts of violence are further trumpeted in an awkwardly phrased composition, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” This anthem commemorates those riots and pays tribute to the survival of the flag, that blood-drenched rag and the chosen emblem of the new nation.

The acts of brutality and entitlement that we glorify in song and vows are almost without equal; history remembers few individuals with such a brazen gluttony for power. Alexander the Great, Adolf Hitler and Attila the Hun would have been comfortable in the company of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and the other conspirators of the so-called “American Revolution.”

We find ourselves, today, still bowing and scraping before faded scraps of antiquity; the aforementioned Declaration and the Bill of Rights; pieces of parchment filled with the egotistical rantings of men (where were the women?) who lusted for control, influence and privilege. Dogmatists such as John and Samuel Adams, William Whipple and Caesar Rodney wrote well, so history anointed them with praise for their penmanship (note: John Hancock – his name is a synonym for elegant script).

It is fair to call these radicals usurpers and bigots; after all, they were British citizens in residence upon land that was inhabited by many tribes of indigenous people.

This country’s original residents lived amicably in communal groups. As a former community organizer, I can appreciate the way these “true” Americans lived and worked together for the greater good of the group. If we look to the past for a blueprint for American life, one can do no better than to emulate tribal life and its focus on sharing its tasks, as well as wealth with each member, equally.

However, this is a new day and a new, progressive and genial America. While many still worship the fading scratches of the feathered quills of early supremacists, I believe it is time for these United States to be released from the emotional bondage of words written almost three hundred years ago and begin a new chapter of history, one which addresses the collective needs of our society.

I hereby authorize the formation of a committee to analyze our economic and social organizations, evaluate the efficacy of our current distribution of goods, capital and compensation and create a document that defines the fundamental aspects of our hard-working populace.

This new American manuscript will not reside in a museum or place of worship; it will be available to all, taught to our children in schools and stocked in every library, coast to coast. I encourage all citizens to keep a copy in their homes – even upon one’s person for reference and contemplation.

I envision our new codex of community involvement and civil obedience as a practical guide for American life. I know you’ll support me in this endeavor to create a manual for a kind and fair America; one that doesn’t praise the efforts of insurrectionists or religious fanatics, but acknowledges the importance of working together and sharing our wealth.

As we continue to rectify and apologize for the mistakes of the past and look toward a more appreciative America, other changes must be made to atone for past indiscretions. For example, to reflect this country’s new emphasis on fairness and focus on wealth management, the Capitol Building will be renamed the “Worker’s Representation Convention Center.”

Let me conclude today’s address with one more task: my next act as your president will likely be difficult for the older, less productive generation of American’s to accept, however, in order for this country to start a new era of contrition and healing, we must part ways with the past and discard the term “United States of America.” Too many people associate that name with rebellious acts, terrorism and persecution, in fact, the mere mention of the name “United States,” is cause for aggravation, resentment and unhappiness for foreigners around the world. Henceforth, this country is the “Collective Republics of the Northern Hemisphere” (CRNH).

May the fictitious deity of your choice approve of our Collective Republics of the Northern Hemisphere!


Obama Must Keep Americans Poor

by Jim Mullen

“It is in the interest of a tyrant to keep his people poor, so that they may not be able to afford the cost of protecting themselves by arms and be so occupied with their daily tasks that they have no time for rebellion.” – Aristotle 

Barack Obama’s and the New Democratic Party’s goal is more poverty, which breeds more government dependency, which endows government with more political and economic power over Americans. 

These tyrants must, above all else, do everything to prevent upward mobility. As people improve their station in life and become more and more independent, they are increasingly unlikely to vote for Democrats. Therefore, Barack Obama infamously segregates people with even a scintilla of American-freedom genes left in their bodies, and then makes them targets of his derision, scorn and ridicule. 

Obama and his “party of welfare and hopelessness” claim to work for our middleclass, then use every Marxist trick to destroy jobs and turn the country into a permanent “dependent state of poverty.” We’ve witnessed the greatest destruction of the middle class in our country’s history. Unemployment, food stamps, and disability numbers are growing at record, unheard-of rates as extreme left-wingers wield their idealistic, collectivist power. They’ve degraded much of our old middle class and greatly expanded a new welfare class. 

Gasoline prices under Obama doubled, food prices are up dramatically, and he admitted he wanted electricity costs to “skyrocket.” He’s increased the costs and regulations on business to such an extent that economic growth and job creation is non-existent. He keeps underprivileged citizens down and what’s left of the middleclass must claw and dig for survival. 

Deadly Economic Fire 

Democrats started this deadly economic fire in 2007 that still incinerates our country. And when Barack Obama came to power, he threw his explosive Marxist fuel into the mixture creating an inferno that continues to destroy every sound, free enterprise principle. 

During the combined reign of terror of Barack Obama’s progressive, lawless regime and the Democratic Party, American families lost over 40% of their median net worth. Median income for average, private sector Americans fell nearly 10%, and median value of their home equity plunged over 30%. There are over 8.8 million workers on federal disability and one worker receiving payments for each 15 people working. Just ten years ago, it was 1 in 33. 

In January 2007, when Democrats assumed the reins of Congress, unemployment was 4.6%. It’s now been over 8% for 42 consecutive months. A depression-like 25 million people are unemployed or underemployed and Obama’s policies drove millions more to drop out of the labor pool altogether and join the welfare rolls. Labor-force participation is at 63.5% – lowest since the last days of another thoroughly leftist President, Jimmy Carter in September 1981. 

We’re nearing 100 billion dollars a year spent on food stamps, and politicians armed this self-perpetuating program with an enormous advertising budget that begs people to join the welfare rolls. Obama’s redistributors nearly doubled the recipients and expenditures on food stamps. Clinton’s Welfare to Work legislation is now a “work to welfare and disability” plan. 

Over a million fewer people are working now than when Obama mockingly took his oath of office. Sweet promises of hope to America’s youth culminated in 5 trillion dollars of additional debt heaped on the backs of young people and double-digit unemployment for college graduates. 

Obama’s entire presidency is about making Americans wards of, or subservient to, an all-powerful federal government. Well over a hundred million people are on welfare, and Obama must continue the feeding frenzy and this meteoric increase. He must keep people comfortable in their poverty, voting for Democrats, and discouraging success. 

This President rails against our capitalistic, free-enterprise system and divides Americans by pitting one group against another. Yet, America’s system provides more benefits to more people and more diverse groups than any other system, anywhere else in the world. 

The American Dream … Perverted 

The American Dream promised by Lady Liberty’s “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” has been perverted by radical progressive liberals. Breathing freely in a socialist/Marxist society is an abomination to every principle of progressivism. The mighty woman with a torch, standing so proudly as a beacon to a hopeful world, must weep as ruthless, corrupt politicians and bureaucrats crush America’s spirit, and extinguish her flame of liberty. Barack Obama replaced American “can-do” attitude with a “you can’t do it without government” directive. 

For fifty years, socialists hammered the mantra of “programs for the poor.” After trillions of dollars and nearly three generations of failed policies, financial ruination, and millions of lost families, we can declare the experiment a wretched catastrophe. Our nation is a mass of interconnected command centers of liberalism; all answerable to Washington, and America is held in bondage by a despotism more likely seen in communist and third-world countries; not in the Land of the Free. 

Tens-of-millions of Americans exist in huddled masses of abject poverty in their government-issued hovels awaiting their next handout of taxpayers’ money. They experience few feelings of accomplishment or self-confidence, and never learn self-control or responsibility. Public education indoctrinates children from preschool to graduate school that the federal government is there to care for them. Worst of all, they never realize  America’s dream because they’ve been taught dependency is the new American dream, and that liberty is a luxury in which the government can no longer indulge its citizens. 

People subject themselves and their families to government degradation, and then blindly vote for the same Democratic Party that has controlled their lives for decades. It all clearly demonstrates how they’ve allowed left-wing politicians to enslave them to government. Strangely, any effort made to unshackle them from government subordination, ricochets into attacks on freedom fighters. 

Government dependency is an addiction as powerful as any drug, and it’s fed by the pushers of big-government standing on every political corner in America. As with any addict, his or her life can spiral totally out of control, but they will go to extraordinary lengths to keep supply lines open. These addicts can also count on their supply lines being guarded and protected by mainstream media and government-controlled public education. Of course, shameless politicians who ignore their sworn oath to uphold the Constitution, and then ignore human suffering caused by the welfare system, are primary purveyors of this evil. 

Over a third of the citizens are on welfare, and more than half of them live in fear of big government. Businesses must play Obama’s game of crony capitalism or operate in an atmosphere of paralyzing uncertainty. Job creators’ fear of what new Obama dictates will befall them next, shy away from expansion. Growth involves risks that they are unwilling to face during Barack Obama’s radical presidency. 

War on poverty programs intended to care for poor people are political conspiracies. They deliberately design them to keep enough Americans in an easily controlled, socioeconomically underprivileged class that enables Democrats to maintain an enormous, reliable, permanent voter base. Programs designed by politicians to care for the poor, breed more dependency and more poverty because that is their deliberate, intended purpose. 

Barack Obama knows that creating jobs and allowing poor people to care for themselves is a losing political proposition. Therefore, he is unwilling to create a business-friendly environment and get out of the Nanny State business. Shameful numbers of Americans trapped in poverty will continue to escalate because politicians need votes, and because Obama has a Marxist ideology to advance. 

It is, after all, in the interest of this tyrant to keep his people poor… 

Jim Mullen 

Jim Mullen is a Contributing Writer to The Bold Pursuit


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Barack Obama’s Attempted Lobotomy on America

by Jim Mullen

At a time when the country was feeling poorly, Barack Obama came to America’s door selling his “snake oil socialism.” He slathered us with pretty words, promised miraculous healing, and sold us on Dr. Obama’s magic elixir. Unfortunately, Dr. Obama’s prescription was nothing more than massive doses of government with orders to relinquish our American penchant for liberty. He administered it all by force-feeding the country unhealthy daily doses of Karl Marx’s indoctrination. Never a day passed that he didn’t counsel us to abandon the Founding Principles of our nation and slip quietly into his collectivist, mega-government ideology. 

Now, at election time, Obama has the unenviable task of making new rules and coining new phrases to defend the indefensible, and justify the unjustifiable. Moreover, he must convince voters that his lies are really truths. Every leftist policy implemented by this President resulted in catastrophic consequences for the nation. He exacerbated old problems and created a morass of new evil from which Americans may never recover. 

How does one find cover and hide from one’s own record? How does one tell bald-faced lies and get people to believe them? Simply by doing what Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany said. “If you repeat a lie often enough people believe it.” Thus, Obama’s reelection campaign thrust becomes, “Are you going to believe me or your lying eyes?” Obama finds no lie too outlandish and no truth worth telling in his desperate attempt to, once again, hoodwink the American people and win another election. 

However, another very pressing problem confronts this community organizing conman; he must erase from the memories of Americans, the horrific deceit, the lawlessness, the anti-Americanism, and the ever-increasing economic disasters brought on by his leftwing policies. Likewise, he must cover the fact that his oath to “… preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States” was summarily ignored to quench his thirst for Marxism. 

 He designs all of his outlandish, far-fetched fabrications, his fanciful narratives, and the ferocious attacks on freedom-loving people to divert attention from his abysmal record and broken promises. Mr. Obama must somehow reset America’s memory to four years ago, and make people forget the ruinous consequences of his presidency. In short, this President must attempt a psychological and cognitive lobotomy on the country to make us forget his promises and his entire presidency. He’s doing this by doubling down on his blame game, escalating the excuses, and putting into overdrive, his diversions of deceit and personal attacks. 

Doctor Obama is working furiously in a desperate, unrestrained campaign to position his reelection campaign into a spectacle of public relations and propaganda. He knows his political future hinges on Americans forgetting how he used such pretty words to run a con on the country, and then turned into the pompous, arrogant, lawless President now occupying the Oval Office. 

This President assured us that he would promote a new and different respect for the United States globally and radically improve national security. What he delivered was a more dangerous world, and a new low in respect around the globe. World leaders view the U. S. President as naïve, ineffectual, and weak. He emboldened, enabled, strengthened our enemies, and then went out of his way to insult and diminish our friends. He must not allow voters to conjure up memories of his apology tours around the world to atone for America’s sins, promises to give Putin what he wants after the American Election, and the out-right hostility shown toward England and Israel. 

We must not call to mind Obama’s most “transparent administration” promise devolved into cover up after cover up, and then culminated in spending enormous time and taxpayer resources perverting and thwarting the justice system. Another term of this unprincipled administration will lead to unprecedented anarchy. 

He wants us to forget his promise of working for the middleclass. His only work was to use every Marxist trick to destroy jobs and turn the country into a dependent welfare state. Unemployment, food stamps, and disability numbers grew at disgraceful, unheard-of rates. A promise to work for the middleclass led to the greatest destruction of the middle class in history and over a million fewer people gainfully employed now than when Obama took office. Obama defines success by the numbers of people he shifts from work to government dependency. 

It’s essential to the President’s reelection that voters stop discussing the failed, wasteful stimulus, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, unparalleled regulations, $1.84 gasoline, crushing the Canadian pipe line and the unconditional refusal to allow drilling. We must not recall the “contempt of court ruling” when he illegally stopped offshore drilling,  nor his unlawful amnesty to illegal aliens that takes more jobs from beleaguered American workers. He must connive to make voters forget about Fast and Furious, the War on Coal, and his fiat eliminating the lawful work requirements for welfare recipients. 

For Obama to win reelection, voters must never remember his fraudulent promises of 5 million new energy jobs, healthcare costs dropping by $2500 per family by the end of his first term, cutting the deficit in half in his first year, and lifting 2 million Americans from poverty by jolting the economy back to life. 

Lastly, he wants us to forget the 5 trillion dollars of new “Obama debt,” the slowest economic recovery in our history, and record numbers of people on welfare and disability. Additionally, thousands of businesses are afraid to hire or expand because of his anti-free enterprise policies. 

For the survival of our country, Americans must never forget the destruction brought about by this President, and have got to take their memories to the polls. Also, remember that it’s the smell and sting of the spray that makes predators steer clear of the skunk. Barack Obama has the skunk’s defense down to a science. He learned early on that anyone in his meadow would think twice about attacking him, once they experience the sting and smell of the spray from his favorite radical, Saul Alinsky, and his “Rules for Radicals.” 

RULE 5 “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. 

RULE 12 is also noteworthy over the entire duration of Barack Obama’s presidential tenure, and even more-so during this reelection campaign. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. 

Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” epitomize Obama’s every speech, every press conference, every interview, his reelection campaign strategy, and indeed, his entire presidency. 

This is the disturbing legacy of Barack Obama’s four years in Washington; dozens of broken promises and stark failures accompanied by his screeching, bitter, hate-filled rhetoric of class warfare, race hustling and America bashing. A far cry to be sure, from the smooth-talking, glib, medicine show performer who made his appearance at America’s door four years ago selling “Hope and Change.” 

Obama’s promises last just long enough to hook the marks, reel them in, and collect the cash. All great con artists are experts at plying their trade, and Obama is one of the all-time best. 

Meanwhile, Saul Alinsky and Joseph Goebbels would be proud of their most dedicated disciple, Barack Obama. The vilification, scorn, ridicule, derision, and denigration continue relentlessly. The Constitution and our nation are burning, and Americans suffer unmercifully from their misplacement of trust. Do we need, or can we afford, four more years of Doctor Obama’s ruthless force-feeding of his deadly “Hope and Change elixir?” 

Jim Mullen, Parkersburg, WV

Jim Mullen is a Contributing Writer to The Bold Pursuit