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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Secession? Really?


I've been reading with interest about all these petitions going around from people who want their states to secede from the union. Of course we all know this is not going to happen but for the sake of argument lets just suppose it did happen and a group of states peacefully broke away and formed a nation which I will call the "New Confederacy". Let us for a moment think of some of the challenges encountered by the New Confederacy.

Internal Bickering

Even if a split occurred we still would live in a 50/50 country. About half would be makers and the other half would be takers. I am sure the takers in the seceding states would be outraged, not wishing to see the gravy train cut off as their state broke away from Obama's America. I suppose some kind of mass migration could be arranged with the takers moving to the People's Republic of Obama and the makers moving to the New Confederacy.

What form of gubment?

OK, so several states break away. What form of gubment would we see arise for the New Confederacy? Would each state remain more or less sovereign? Would there be any type of a central power? Remember this was tried for a while under the Articles of Confederation, but this was quickly replaced by the Constitution. I can see the same path for the New Confederacy. Unless states rights and sovereignty are upheld, the new nation would develop a new cancer of a central power which would grow and tax and control the states. Over time we would see a devolution into the mess we call the federal gubment today.

The spoils

What about the people in the New Confederacy who have been enslaved by Social Security and Medicare? Would these programs manage to continue? Would there be a dividing of entitlement resources between the People's Republic of Obama and the New Confederacy? Oh, wait, there's not any real money, just debt. Those programs are broke. But there is the 16 trillion dollars of debt that I guess could be divided between the two nations. What would happen to all the assets of private investors? Would Obama try to seize the assets of people living in the New Confederacy? He's gonna need money to continue his social programs and entitlements after the makers depart.

National Defense

How about a dividing of the military assets between the two nations? If you're in the US Navy and your home state secedes, would you suddenly be in the Navy of the New Confederacy? How would that work exactly? What about nuclear weapons? Obama wants to get rid of all of them. Why not just give the nukes to the seceding states? How about equal numbers of troops, planes, tanks, and ships for each side? Think it would work out that way? Nah, me neither....

Immigration

Let's suppose that over time the New Confederacy somehow managed to get on its feet, promoted the ideas of states rights, small central gubment, free markets, and the actual creation of wealth and prosperity. I have a feeling we'd start to see mass immigration from the People's Republic of Obama. Remember though, they are still TAKERS and are wanting a piece of the pie from the MAKERS living in the New Confederacy. Immigration would be a big problem for the new nation.

Conclusion

So I'm just smiling at all the people excited about this idea of secession. They are frustrated with the turn the country has taken and want something different, but I don't think many of them have thought of the consequences of a dissolution of the United States. In fact the federal gubment is so large and intrusive that I'm afraid it is much like an inoperable cancer that will continue to grow and consume everything it touches until one day the nation will indeed collapse, and what then? What if anything will rise from the ashes?

In 1861, huge challenges were faced by the Confederacy. Even if that new nation had survived the war, it's long term success would have been problematic. Issues of debt and slavery would have remained, tearing at the Confederacy from within. States' rights and autonomy were already becoming an issue as the CSA conscripted southern citizens into service to fight against the north and the central gubment tried to negotiate with foreign powers for financial and military assistance. Back then the US gubment was not nearly as powerful as it is today, but even then, the idea of secession was nearly an impossible task.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Autumn Leaves Edition


Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.
Council News:
First off, I’d like to mention that the city of Sderot, Israel has been under attack for several days. While the rocket attacks have stopped for now, the ongoing assault in these brave people continues.
I urge you to read the Gates of Vienna post down as a Watcher’s pick this week. There’s a link therein where you can, if you wish, donate some money to help in the relief efforts.They can use it.
This week, Ask Marion, Crazy Bald Guy, Liberty’s Spirit and The Pirate’s Cove took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status.
You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.
Simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out Wednesday AM.
It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?
So, let’s see what we have this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Surviving Another 4 Years

I was telling sweet Wifey that I just don't think I can stand to see Obama's ugly mug on the TV. Nor can I stand to listen to his smug, condescending orations on a daily basis.

We have decided that the best course of action is to watch a whole lot less TV and pay much less attention to politics. The country is on a permanent downhill course and we have done our best to stop it, all to no avail. Maybe I'll just take a quick look at the Drudge Report and leave it at that.

I'm thinking that many more long motorcycle rides and many more long trips to lots of interesting places over the next 4 years are the solution. So if you experience many days of static from Right Truth and the Grouch, fear not. We are just out enjoying life and not looking at or listening to Obama.

Reflections on the Election

Well, my friend, Neal Boortz was sadly correct. Obama won a second term. I think there are a number of reasons for this. First I was interested to see that the Republican turnout was actually less for Romney than it was for McCain in 2008. I was surprised to hear this especially after Fox News kept telling us about the huge Romney rallies and the anemic support Obama was getting.

This tells me something different though, namely, Republican voters were not very excited about their candidate. Hmmmm, I wasn't very excited either, in fact for the longest I thought I was going to stay home. Looks like a lot of people on the right did stay home. I was angry and disgusted that we once again had to settle for another RINO forced upon us by the establishment, and we did, and many stayed home. So sad.

This is not to say that Romney did not run a decent campaign. He did. He certainly looked qualified to be president and would likely have done a pretty good job. We'll never know. So what will we see in 2016? Will we be handed another RINO who's turn has come up, or will we have a real firebrand conservative that the voters can really get behind? Sadly I think the former. I listened yesterday as some of the same old Fox News pundits were already talking about how the Republican party was going to have to transform itself and prepare itself for the "browning of America". Another declared that we were going to have to stop talking about abortion. In other words we're going to have to compromise our conservative principles if we expect to survive politically. I'm of the opinion that nothing could be further from the truth.

According to most, the big issue of this election was the economy. Over half the voters still believe that our economic situation is George Bush's fault and evidently do not hold Obama accountable. The Obama campaign and the lame stream media did a very good job of perpetuating this silly notion and casting Romney as an evil, rich, uncaring venture capitalist. Who is Obama going to blame at the end of the next 4 years?

Finally, I believe we have reached a tipping point in America. The have-nots now outnumber the haves. People want free stuff. People want to be coddled and cared for by the gubment. They have no concept of a work ethic and do not realize that the gubment must take from the private sector to provide all this free stuff. Throughout history great nations have come and gone. The United States after November 6, 2012, has entered a state of permanent decline. Eventually collapse will come. Suddenly the have-nots will be cut off and there will be rioting in the streets like we have seen in Greece.

My friends, have your guns and plenty of ammo ready for the fall. It will come one day.

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Post Mortum Edition

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.
Council News:
This week, Right Reason, Ask Marion and The Pirate’s Cove took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status.
You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.
Simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category, and return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week.
It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?
So, let’s see what we have this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Scary Monsters Edition


Smart kid…he knows that with Obama, it’s all tricks and no treats for him! Especially not with $180,000 worth of debt to pay off he had no say in incurring.
Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.
Council News:
First off, our condolences to those of our readers who got hit hard by Sandy.Some of our esteemed Council were caught in the storm as well, and here’s hoping for a swift return to normal and a speedy recovery for everyone.
This week, Ask Marion, The Pirate’s Cove, and Maggie’s Notebook took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status with some great pieces they submitted.
You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.
Simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out Wednesday morning.
It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?
So, let’s see what we have this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!

RINO Reminder


Senator Lamar Alexander is the traitorous senator from Tennessee who voted to confirm the racist judge, Sonya Sotomayor. Never again will I vote for Lamar Alexander. He is not up for re-election until 2014, but I intend to post this reminder each and every month until then. I hope he either resigns or they run a true conservative against him in the primary. I challenge my fellow bloggers to do the same if you have RINO's in your state that need to go. I may add my other senator, Bob Corker, to this reminder. I'm waiting for him to cross the aisle again and work with Dimocrats.

It is with sadness that I have added my congresswoman, Marsha Blackburn to the RINO Reminder list. She voted for the BOEHNER bill and has voted to raise the debt ceiling, thereby COMPROMISING and selling us out to the Dimocrats and the establishment Republicans. I have let congresswoman Blackburn know that I am looking forward to voting for a primary challenger against her in 2012. I hope there is one.