Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Get Off Your Duff...!

By John Sykes 

Some guys just say it better, simpler and quicker ...



From I Don’t Want to Do It Either:
It’s a lousy way to start the new year by writing about the fact that there is no other way. If you think our elected Republicans will get the job done without being forced to — you’re crazy. If you think the k-college schools will reform itself — you’re nuts. If you think the dominant media will stop advancing a left-wing agenda — you’re off your rocker. If you think Hollywood will start trumpeting the merits of limited government, free market capitalism and traditional values — well, you’ve lost your marbles.
All that’s left is We the People. We — includes you. And, unfortunately, me too. Hate it and complain about it all you want (as I do) — but then do it anyway.
How many of our co-workers, friends, neighbors, and family members truly understand how we got into this mess and what is the best way out of it? The abundance of “low information voters” is the problem that needs to be solved. We can’t solve that problem until we solve the problem of “low energy conservatives.” They sit on their backsides and watch the right cable news channel, listen to the right radio talk shows, and visit the right websites. While Rome burns.
It’s time to get off your duff. Find or invent a way to plug in politically. Do it even if, like me, you hate the very thought of it.
So listen to him before it's to late, before the Overton Window slams shut so far to the left we're left gagging!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Just killing time .... and We The People!

By John Sykes



Brilliant cartoon from A.F. Branco

Secure Freedom NOW!

By John Sykes

Frank Gaffney Jr. at The Center For Policy Security suggests:
2014 was marked by the emergence of an array of daunting challenges to our country and its people. An insecure border was breached by untold numbers of children and other illegal aliens drawn by the promise of amnesty, which President Obama delivered without congressional assent.
The President continued aligning the United States with its enemies – from the jihadists of Iran to the Castros’ Cuba to the ever-more-aggressive Chinese. And little, if anything, is being done to secure our electric grid.
The net effect of such developments has been to put us at risk, and invite worse in the year to come.
So let us resolve in 2015 to take corrective actions to secure freedom. Starting today.
To which I quickly, forcefully but lovingly, also urge you to secure the freedom found in Christ!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

So Why Do Those "Socialist" Swedes Do So Well?

By John Sykes


Here's why those Nordic countries, while highly redistributive, actually do well. The answer will surprise our big government, statist, progressive, modern liberals!

From David Cay Johnston, Rightly, Argues For Smaller Government:
"And strangely, the argument that Johnston is putting forward, and which I fully support, is one that most American liberals should also support. For this is how those famed Nordic social democracies work. Yes, they have high redistribution but underneath that they are very much more classically liberal, more Smithian, more small government even, than the UK or US are at present. That’s actually one of the things that makes those places work: a more classically liberal economy humming away to produce the wealth that can be redistributed."  
Read the rest here... 
Read the rest

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Exquisite Collectivist Horse Manure...

By John Sykes

From Hell-bent On Rewriting America's Past:

...In short, progressives want American history to be without borders, aboriginal, transnational, intellectualized, cosmopolitan, and written by Americanists. The focus: African immigration, peace, environmentalism, gender, inequality, pluralism, modernity, racial hierarchy, migration, slavery, community, colonialism, identity formation, and building a global commens.

Excuse me, but that is just exquisite collectivist crap. Goodbye Jefferson, hello “new knowledges.”
The rhetoric, euphemisms, and denial from ivory tower revisionists can no longer hide the truth. A Progressive movement to change American History and undermine the nation is self-evident.
Change does not come all at once; it is systemic, often passive and unassuming. We have gone from the vision at LaPietra to the actions of “rewriting standards” known as Common Core and APUSH. It is time to wake up and push back against a group ideology hell bent on rewriting our past, and with it, destroying our future.   Read it all here...