Archive for August, 2010

Restoring Honor, Reclaiming Independence

August 27, 2010

Your friendly neighborhood Crusader plans to be at the Glenn Beck “Restoring Honor” rally this weekend, handing out the document below to be signed, sealed and delivered to our illustrious leader in the White House.  Hope to see you there.


 WHEN in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for the People of a Nation conceived in Liberty to Reclaim and Restore that Liberty which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, it is only fitting and proper that they set forth the causes which impel them to such a Reclamation.

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.  That to secure these Rights, the People of a Free society have instituted a form of Government which derives its just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, and that when such Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right and Duty of the People to alter or abolish it and to reestablish those Liberties that have been wrongly seized or destroyed by Government.

WE the People seek no new Rights from Government, but merely to Reclaim those Rights and Liberties that all Men in a Free society naturally possess, and which cannot lawfully be taken away, excepting where that society has ceased to be Free.  Just as the ordered farmland of our Founding Forefathers was, from time to time, needed by them to be Reclaimed from an ever-encroaching wilderness, so too must we today Reclaim our ordered Liberty from the Despotic menace of an ever-encroaching Government.

WE have neither asked for, nor do we now relish a Confrontation with Government that has been foisted upon us by Government.  But neither do we shrink nor shy away from any just and necessary Struggle to Reclaim and Restore that Liberty which, through a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, Government has evidenced a Design to diminish, and thereby subject us to the whims of Despotism.  If in our speech we seem immoderate and in our argument defiant, then so be it!  We shall moderate our speech and mitigate our argument only when such Abuses and Usurpations as have been visited upon us by Government surcease, and not before!

WE, therefore, and in support of this Reclamation, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence, mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Signed this 28th day of August, 2010:

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The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

 Washington, DC 20500

 To open as a PDF file: 

  Reclamation of Independence- PDF version


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CNN’s “New Normal”

August 27, 2010

If ever there was a cliché that I really hate—and I detest all clichés—it is the banal phrase: “new normal.”  Just this past week CNN, which fancies itself as a news organization, came out with its own list of “new normals” on the economy. 1   I won’t bother you with the details of their “analysis” but they are as follows:

New Normal #1: Long-term, high unemployment.

New Normal #2: Renting an apartment instead of owning a home.

New Normal #3: Saving over spending, or in other words, not buying anything.

New Normal #4: Not taking vacations and instead staying at home.

New Normal #5: Higher taxes for the “rich.”

So according to CNN, better get used to never owning your own home, not going on vacations, not buying things, paying higher taxes and being unemployed during long stretches of your life.  Oh, wait you forgot one CNN, “We’re All Socialists Now.”  No wait a minute, Newsweek’s got that new normal covered. 

And because these are now the new normals, we’ll all just have to accept things as they are:  that this is our miserable lot in life.   Yes, we’ll all just have to accept and start getting used to the “new normal” of high taxes, high unemployment, and living in a shitty, second-rate country.   In other words, you will just have to accept that the American dream is dead. 

Of course none of CNN’s analysis has anything to do with how a once free and great nation has been destroyed by liberal policies designed to expand government and burden individuals with the costs of living in a sinking entitlement society.  No, that has nothing to do with it at all so “don’t even go there.”  (Another brilliant cliché.)   You see if someone can get you to accept that this is only just the way things are—the new normal—then you won’t bother to ask the question: why is this the way things are.  And the last thing the liberal media wants you or anyone to do, including themselves (being the investigative “Journos” that they are), is ask the question why.

Well, I’ve got a new normal for you CNN: your ratings will continue to plummet until you vanish from the airwaves.  Now that’s a new normal I can live with.



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