Walker Wins Wisconsin

by Bill O'Connell on June 6, 2012

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Scott Walker fended off a recall election and it did it handily. Don’t expect the main stream media dwell on this, but it is not good news for President Obama’s reelection chances.

The main stream media has written off the Tea Party as they have embraced the Occupy crowd, albeit less so as the ugliness of that movement manifests itself. But the Tea Party has been open about its evolution from a protest movement to a get out the vote movement. There are fewer Tea Party rallies, marches on Washington, but more activity on the ground winning elections in Indiana, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Utah, and Texas.

The American people are tiring of the boorish behavior of the left. The takeovers of government buildings, the violence, the mass arrests, are a stark contrast to the peaceful engagement of the Tea Party. Anyone could go to a Tea Party group and engage them in a debate if they chose to do so. You can’t do that at an occupy group, because most of the people there don’t know why they are there. They are pawns assembled by the unions or other organizers, told to show up at a certain place and time, hold some signs, chant some slogans, shout down anyone who disagrees with them, and then pick up their check from the organizers.

Union membership is collapsing in Wisconsin since withholding union dues is now opt-in. People are looking at the amount of union dues taken out of their paycheck and are beginning to question it. They are seeing how their money is being spent, not on collective bargaining, but on getting Democrats elected whether or not they personally support Democrats. They see that they can better spend that money elsewhere. This could be the death knell of public sector unions. No more collusion of unions electing Democrats and then Democrats negotiating union contracts that are little more than payback time.

This is not good news for Obama. Governor Walker’s policies are working in Wisconsin. A $1.3 billion budget deficit has been closed without raising taxes. Unemployment has fallen and jobs are growing. Obama’s policies are the exact opposite and they are failing. Budget deficits have soared, unemployment has climbed and Obama stands to be the only president since Herbert Hoover who has negative job growth during his term.

With the victory in Wisconsin, I would like to pay tribute to one of our fiercest warriors. He showed us the way. This one’s for you, Andrew.

That’s my opinion; I’d like to know yours. Please comment below.


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  • http://www.restorefreedom.net/ Jim Paullus

    Denial and Complacency, Gateways To Disaster

    Denial and Complacency,
    Gateways To Disaster 
    How do we Americans avoid the disastrous results of denial and complacency?  How do we avoid being too comfortable and over confident with a feeling of being safe and secure in our own comfort zone?  What does it take to, “Alarm Us,” and get our attention?  What does it take to motivate us to get involved and take action before disaster destroys us?  Human history is full of examples about masses of people convincing themselves everything is safe, secure and that no threat faces their future safety, security and continued overall well-being.  Most people do not want to hear bad news or face harsh realities, especially when the news or reality is extremely harsh.   When God instructed Noah to build an Ark to avoid being destroyed by a great flood, all the people were in denial and became complacent.  As Noah went about the construction of the Ark, people mock him and made fun of him.  They were convinced such a thing could never happen and the warnings Noah offered were simply foolish words of an old crazy man. The flood can and all that were in denial and complacent were alive no more.  In the early 1940’s, Nazi’s were forcing Jews into labor camps and death camps where millions of Jews were being tortured and murdered.  As early news leaked back to Jews in the labor camps, the news was so disturbing most refused to believe that such reports were true.  Jews in labor camps simply continued to endure the labor and harsh conditions as they held to hope that someday they would gain freedom.  In the end, over 6 million Jews were put to death by Nazi’s. When the, “Unsinkable,” Titanic first hit a large iceberg most people on board were in denial since they were convinced the Titanic was the greatest ship ever built.  After all, it was promoted as being unsinkable.  Even during design and construction of the ship, an attitude of denial and complacency prevailed regarding safety and emergency considerations.  The number of life boats was limited because it was thought they would not be needed and they were unsightly clutter that did not favor the beauty of the ship. “Red Emergency Flares,” were left off the ship since it was felt there would never be an emergency requiring red flares.  Instead white flares were provided to celebrate the ship’s destination arrival.  Once orders were given to load and lower the life boats, many people refused to board the life boats since they were still in denial that the ship was sinking.  Many life boats left the ship half empty.   It seems denial and complacency are difficult human traits to overcome even for most Americans.  Once we become secure and comfortable in our daily activities and routines we fall into the mindset that it will last forever without risk of ending.  Even when we do acknowledge that bad things can and do happen, we seem to convince ourselves that bad things happen to other people and it will never happen to us.   Today, America is about 2 or 3 years from a total, “Financial Meltdown Collapse,” if the direction of government spending and debt is not reversed and brought under control.  Based on mathematical facts, this is indeed a harsh mathematical reality that the majority of Americans seem not to accept or be alarmed about.   America’s morals and virtues are in rapid decline as well.  Our most cherished individual rights and values continue to be under attack including the right to life for unborn children and religious freedoms.  Lawsuits continue to be filed against religious groups, individuals and churches to prevent freedom of speech, freedom to display religious symbols, nativity scenes and even the Ten Commandments. Gay rights activist are flooding both the news media and entertainment media with endless news and story lines about homosexual issues, rights and information with the purpose of gaining attention and acceptance. As a result, the push for laws to change the definition of marriage has become a major national issue.  Yet, according to available survey data, gays represent less than 3% of the American population.  Why should a nation of over 300 million people allow less than 3% of its people to redefine God’s purpose for Holy Marriage?  Why should this issue be given any consideration?  Where are the defenders of God’s intent and purpose for marriage?  Have we allowed our attitudes to become so corrupt with the brain washing efforts of the news media and entertainment media that we are willing to accept the killing of unborn children and allow homosexuals to redefine and defile Holy Matrimony? How will we as individuals give an account for both our actions and our lack of actions when it is our turn to stand before God Almighty on Judgment Day? Most recently the Catholic Church is being mandated by the federal government to provide health insurance that includes coverage for sterilization and abortion procedures along with free contraception and morning after drugs to all Catholic Church organizations and institutions.   Of course this mandate is in direct contradiction to long standing doctrines and beliefs of the Church and is a direct violation of the First Amendment to The United States Constitution that clearly states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech.” Yet modern day activist and courts have twisted the intent of the First Amendment in efforts to reduce and restrict religious freedoms claiming the intent of the First Amendment is to separate the Church from government.  However, this is simply not true.  The purpose and intent of the First Amendment was not to separate, limit or restrict the freedoms of the Church, it was in fact the intent to restrict and prevent government interference and restrictions regarding religious freedoms.  This intent is clearly stated by the founders themselves in their own words. Our founding fathers, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson had this say about separation of Church and State.  Madison said, “There is no shadow of right in the general government to intermeddle with religion.  Its least interference with it should be a most flagrant usurpation.” Jefferson had this to say; “It is true, as a general principle,…that no power over the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, or freedom of the press being delegated to the United States by the Constitution…all lawful powers respecting same did remain and were reserved to the states or to the people.” Our individual freedoms and rights are being stripped from us day by day, week by week, month by month until we are left with very limited freedoms and rights while government gains unlimited rights. Despite these facts and truths many Americans remain either complacent or in denial or both.  One fact that is very alarming is that many Christians and church leaders are either refusing or failing to take up the Cross and led the battle for religious freedoms and liberties.    One would think with the mounting increases of attacks up on faith based organizations and communities, that hundreds of thousands of Christians would take to the streets demanding that America be restored as, “One Nation Under God,” according to the true original intent of our founding fathers. Yet it seems a large part of our American citizens are content to pass their idle time engaged with new gadgets, entertainment and sports; they continue to deny that our religious freedoms, our individual freedoms, our free market capitalism, and our nation are rapidly being lost to the influences of socialist and communist leaders among us.   These same idle people would become highly motivated to take action if their cable TV or internet service was interrupted or if their house was on fire and yet as their freedom is about to be lost forever they do nothing.   In fact, many refuse to discuss the real risk of losing our freedoms.  Many Americans either don’t realize or refuse to admit that much of our American values are already being replaced with socialist and communist standards and controls over We The People.  We still have a limited time frame to reverse such controls and restore American values, yet this time frame is getting smaller each day.   So why are the masses of the, “Silent Majority Christians,” not taking action, marching on city halls, state capitols and the national capitol? One probable reason that many Christians are not becoming motivated is due to the fact Church leaders are failing to shout from the pulpits warnings concerning national issues and a call to action.   The fact is freedom of speech has been stripped from pastors and priest ever since congress passed The Johnson Amendment of 1954.   Then Senator Lyndon Johnson inserted language into the IRS code in 1954 that prohibited non-profits, including churches, from endorsing or opposing candidates for political office.  It also prohibited pastors and priest from expressing political opinions from the pulpit.  Throughout our nation’s history-both before and after the American Revolution-our nation’s pastors freely spoke out on the political and moral issues of the day.  It was their duty and their right under the Constitution to preach against immorality and corruption in the political and the moral realm.The Johnson Amendment of 1954 was a violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States when it was enacted and it remains a violation of free speech today.  There is no reason for this gag order to remain in effect, but Congress apparently thinks it must perpetuate bad public policy simply because it exists. Organizations like Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, People For The American Way, and The American Civil Liberties Union continue to claim that this Johnson gag order must be upheld to protect “church/state separation.” This is irrational and fails to take into account the entire history of religious freedom in the United States and the “Original Intent,” of our founders. America needs you!  Wake up Americans and look the harsh reality in the face.   Study and learn the truth and the facts.   Then get motivated to help wake up your friends, family members and neighbors.  Make them aware of the facts and get them motivated and involved. Together, with God’s blessings and help, we can restore America to being “One Nation Under God,” with individual freedoms and rights for all.   Jim Paullus – FounderRestore Freedom America“One Nation Under God”       

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