Curtis Dahlgren
"Things can't get any worse": THINK AGAIN, if we get a 'one-party regime'
By Curtis Dahlgren
November 3, 2008

'It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace . . [that] Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found." — James Monroe (first Inaugural Address)

MOST AMERICANS TODAY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DEFINE "USURPER," LET ALONE RECOGNIZE ONE WHEN THEY SEE ONE. Venezeulans and Cubans, however, now know what the author of the Monroe Doctrine was talking about. They came to understand, too late, the meaning of the ONE-PARTY GOVERNMENT.

The "Western" world, and especially the Western hemisphere, now stands on the brink, on the precipice, of such a regime, ruled by San Fran Nan, Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, and Barack Hussein Obama and his "friends." The party of "choice" will not be the party of Lincoln but the party of Barney Frank and Michael Moore.

Abraham Lincoln said that the philosophy of "the classroom today" will be the philosophy of "government tomorrow'" (the government of Change). President Johnson (Lyndon, not Andrew) said;

"Government is the expression of philosophy, and active governments are inevitably guided by philosophers." [God save us from such "active" governments.]

Edward R. Murrow said, "Our main obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions."

THE #1 SUB-PLOT OF THE 2008 ELECTION IS THIS: Whose "philosophy" do want in the wheelhouse of the Ship of State? As Plato said, "Democracy passes into despotism."

On a Chicago PBS radio station a few years ago, then state representative Barack Obama said that "the tragedy of the Civil Rights movement" was that constraints placed on government by the Founders of the Constitution had prevented the Supreme Court from involving itself in the redistribution of income ["Reparations"?]. To this day, he obviously believes that the central government should just "wing it" with no Constituional limitations whatsoever. The Constitution is seen as an "obstacle," not as a check on corrupt and manipulative politicians (Obama is the epitome of the "philosophy in the classroom" today).

The Left wing of the Democrat party is now saying openly what has been said behind closed doors for decades: We need a centrally-planned society modelled after the European governments — the Constitution be damned. In his own words, Obama said that the Warren Court wasn't "radical" enough. In his book, he admits to having hung out with the Marxist professors in college. And the Old news media is salivating over the vanquishment of Americanism!

LBJ said that "Reporters are puppets. They simply respond to the pull of the most powerful strings." Norman Mailer said:

"A reporter is as close to the action as a crablouse is to the begetting of a child."

"Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction."
— Adlai Stevenson

Sadly, integrity in journalism has gone the way of blushing for a lady (and they don't give a ****). This government-media complex-in-blinders is openly hoping for Canadian-style "freedom" that can put your pastor in prison. Be careful what you wish for!

Michael Savage says that financial bankruptcy always follows moral bankruptcy! The wolf at the door is trying to get his foot in the door (just as "radical change" followed the 1929 economic woes). As usual, the socialists see the current economy as almost a "god-send" — even if only a cyclical and over-hyped one.

The faceless figures standing behind the curtain Stage Left don't CARE if you still believe in the 1st amendment, the 2nd amendment, or any other amendments. They don't CARE if you want to drill for our own oil instead of sending a billion dollars a day to our sworn enemies. They don't even CARE if "man-made global warming" is a fact or a fiction, but it's 27 degrees below zero in Alaska today (USA TODAY).

Investigate Sarah Palin? How about investigating how many Democrats in Congress have money invested in crude-oil futures, the price of which they are still trying to drive UP? And yet the Lefties claim that they're the only ones who CARE about your "general welfare"?

I reminded a bar tender that almost all of the environmentalists are in the Democratic party, and I couldn't even convince her of this much-boasted factoid. These disillusioned and confused bar people seem to think that we had $4 gas and $5 diesel because of "two oilmen" in the White House. I almost blew out the hearing aid for one such guy yesterday. Any old stable boy could tell you that that's a lot of horse crap!

Last Friday's USA TODAY (10/31, Section B) published this little factoid:

"Refiners enjoy fatter margins with crude [oil] prices sinking. And Exxon, with $37 billion in cash, is likely to be profitable even if oil prices sink below $50 a barrel . . . It says it's sticking with plans to spend at least $125 billion the next five years on oil projects." [BTW, that could change if we get a one-party regime ruling in opposition to new refineries and oil drilling.]

What's so hard to understand? Would these so-called "protectors of the earth" rather have more tanker ships crossing the Atlantic with foreign oil (risking "oil spills"), or more oil flowing south through safe pipe-lines?

It's only 74 miles from the existing pipe-line to the oil at ANWR — the access to which would require a "pin prick" smaller in proportion than the hole made by your annual flu shot. BEAM US UP, SCOTTY!

If you've read this far, I might as well keep going. Just for the record, I just want it noted that one-in-seven voters are still listed as "undecided," so why is Senator Obama practicing his victory lap and infield donuts? "Perception" in politics is now considered "reality," which is why we've had almost as many "polls" in the last 30 days as were taken in the entire 2004 election campaign. Sometimes polls lie, and a lot of times people lie to the pollsters, FYI..

Yesterday I listened to a tape of VP Agnew's acceptance speech in 1972. Agnew was a Greek ahead of his time, and became a man "without honor in his own country," but his words remain most prophetic to this day. He said that "pitting American against American" [class warfare] is "not progressive but regressive" (likewise pitting the "most publicized" minorities against the "least publicized").

"Get control of all means of publicity," the Communists were advised, and the "Silent Majority" is about to become the SILENCED majority, if we get a One-party outcome in the 2008 elections. This isn't just paranoid "speculation"; the political class is already using the IRS to frighten people into silence (while at the same time, Obama keeps his list of "donors" a secret).

As for reasons "not to get involved," the worst one on the list would be because you're a religious person. That should almost be your main reason to BE involved!

Patrick Henry was standing in a church when he made his "give me liberty or give me death" speech — at the Second Virginia Convention in 1775. It is virtually impossible to find a Founding Father who talked about "separation of church and state" — although there were evidently a few lawyers who were jealous of their "turf" even back then. John Adams said:

"If a clergyman preaches Christianity, and tells magistrates [judges] that they are not distinguished from their [common fellow citizens] for their private [benefits], but for the good of the people . . Oh sedition! treason!"

A little sarcasm there, but the Founders cultivated a spirit of involvement by ALL people, regardless of creed, to coin a phrase. John Jay, our first Supreme Court Chief Justice, for example, gave a speech in New York in 1776 (for ratification of the Constitution) in which he referred to Jacob, Esau, and Nebuchadnezzar, etc. And he said:

"Even the Jews, those favourites of Heaven, met with frowns, when they forgot the smiles of their benevolent Creator."

Now (even in today's newspapers), we are told that religion will become an increasingly minor factor in future elections. It's the bad economy, stupid. But who is telling Whom to just shut up?

PPS: Before this election becomes officially a thing of "Christmas past," I just want to say two things about those so-called "Scrooges" on the conservative side of the "aisle":

1) If you think that that $700 billion dollar "Wall Street" bailout was rammed down your throat (though opposed by most conservatives in the House), you ain't seen nothin' yet if we end up with a One-party regime come January. 'Santa Claus' is going to have a field day printing paper money.

2) As for that old old myth about "rich conservatives holding down and oppressing minorities," a dumb question:

Why would any business, large or small, "oppress" a minority when — DUH — they could sell a lot more services and goods if more people got "educated" and employable?
The answer to this is no "mystery"; it's the liberals who want as many people as possible dependent upon government; they are the "oppressors."


President Kennedy warned all of us, "Ask not what the country [government] can do for you"! Those words almost sound like the Vast Right-wing "Conspiracy" these days, at least compared to the party of Barney Frank and San Fran Nan.

And don't forget to dial 2 for English when Spanish becomes the official language of the North American Union (our sovereignty was never even raised during this election campaign, but time is short). I guess it's time for the "final answer."


[That's Spanish for "wake up"!]

© Curtis Dahlgren


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Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in southern Wisconsin, and is the author of "Massey-Harris 101." His career has had some rough similarities to one of his favorite writers, Ferrar Fenton... (more)


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