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Thursday, February 18, 2010
Kapact's Rant: FAIR The Free American Independent Rant
Freedom is not a sarcastic bumpersticker catch phrase, it's an idea. It's salvation for the country and the world. It's a shining city on a hill. It's the right and the responsibility to speak out against corrupt, incompetent power-mongers determined to rob us of our sovereignty, ride roughshod over the hard work of our Founding Fathers, and shove illegal experiments down our throats. Freedom is what helps us to survive arrogant socialist bank-owned community organizers and entrenched gangs of thugs. Freedom is our life's blood.
America needs no explanation. It will survive two consecutive weak presidents. It will survive the worst Congress it has ever seen, because WE THE PEOPLE are smart and hard-working and honest. We aren't perfect. We make mistakes. We get fooled sometimes, and we buy into crazy schemes. But we don't stay fooled forever. We all even essentially agree on most of the challenges and issues facing our country. And we don't tolerate people who treat us like ignorant, gullible children.
Independent means we don't allow ourselves to be pushed around by political parties. Joe Lieberman, once the Democratic's choice for vice president, is one of the most courageous and principled Americans representing us. Because he's independent. And because he's independent, his party tried to push him out. Joe is still in Congress, still serving this great country. And why? Because he's independent. And so are we. I'm a conservative. Always have been, always will be. But I support the rights of gays to marry. Whatever my opinion of it, it doesn't hurt me, nor will it hurt this country. What will hurt the country is hanging signs on our doors saying who need not apply. And that includes allowing gays to step up to the altar and proclaim their love for each other. On another subject, while I don't want my tax dollars to pay for elective abortions, I also don't want the Federal government putting its clumsy, intrusive hands into the abortion issue. Abortion is a moral issue, and our government is not qualified to teach morals. Let it be decided by the people and the states. So how can I be for gay marriage rights and abortion rights and call myself conservative? Because I'm independent. I don't let my party tell me what to believe. This country wasn't founded on the principle of restricting people, nor was it founded on the principle of marching in lockstep with a distant tyrant. Or party chairman.
The rant is something that many would like to silence. Our secretary of state once cautioned that there were no 'gate-keepers' on the internet. That is a pretty simple concept. She thinks that there should be a controlling authority to verify everything put online. That is called censorship, and it is, quite frankly, chilling.
Here are some of her words, while we can still put them online:
On the subject of Health Care:
"We just can't trust the American people to make these types of decisions. .Government has to make these choices for people." -Hillary Clinton circa 1993, speaking to Rep. Dennis Hastert on the issue of who should control the allocation of money in her health care reform plan
The Free Market:
"The unfettered free market has been the most radically disruptive force in American life in the last generation." -Hillary Clinton
Freedom of the Press:
"We're all going to have to rethink how we deal with the Internet. As exciting as these new developments are, there are a number of serious issues without any kind of editing function or gate-keeping function." -First Lady Hillary Clinton, in 1998, days after the Monica Lewinsky story was reported on the Drudge Report
"We're saying that for American to get back on track, we're going to cut [the Bush tax cuts] short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." -Hillary Clinton, in a 2004 fundraising speech to wealthy liberals in San Francisco
"We can't afford to have that money go to the private sector. The money has to go to the federal government because the federal government will spend that money better than the private sector will spend it." -First Lady Hillary Clinton, in 1993, regarding health care reform
"I have to confess that it's crossed my mind that you could not be a Republican and a Christian from time to time." -First Lady Hillary Clinton, "joking" in a speech with religious leaders in 1997
(These quotes were compiled by Thomas Kuiper, who is the author of "I've Always Been a Yankees Fan: Hillary Clinton In Her Own Words.")
The point of all this is to point out, to shout from the rooftops, to rant against this. And these horrible things came from one of the least frightening people in the administration.
The Free American Independent Rant is all about refusing to bend. Refusing to be silent. Refusing to be catagorized or edited or pushed around by a corrupt incompetent government or party system.