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Its a Bizarro World - "Woe to those who call evil, good..."

What Would George Washington Think"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;" (Isaiah 5:20) Please take the time and look at these videos and SHARE this page with your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.  Please note; there's so much more evidence out there that we live in a backwards, illogical  world that simply lacks common sense and a common decency towards our fellow man -- all occurring with a complete lack of will to solve the problems we face today.

I weep for future generations.

Murdering babies via abortion is okay.....while saying we have to confiscate guns to protect children. - TED - Conception to Birth Visualized - http://youtu.be/fKyljukBE70 - Obama's Shameless Use of Children - http://youtu.be/qXlNyZYFQg8 - Obama, "punished with a baby" - http://youtu.be/jszkPtsFH-k

Giving guns to Mexican drug cartels is okay.....while taking them from law abiding citizens. - Katie Pavlich on Fast & Furious - http://youtu.be/b3Ki3QBtqbU - 15 Yr Old Girl Explains the 2nds Amendment - http://youtu.be/Qb4_zeJbyAo

Benghazi isn't investigated.....while saying it doesn't matter now. - White House Benghazi Cover Up - http://youtu.be/zzcuQRiTlnQ - Hillary Clinton, What Difference Does It Make - http://youtu.be/t6rj9ms07l4 - White House Emails Reveal "really stupid cover up" - http://youtu.be/tA267ttgWvs

2 billion rounds of ammo are purchased.....while saying ....essentially nada. - Megyn Kelly Interviews CA Congressman - http://youtu.be/OIE_k_yFd5I

Illegal spying, kill lists and targeting Americans via drones is okay.....while saying its only to keep us safe. - ReasonTV: Cops with Drones - http://youtu.be/PX4oeZwwpqM - Rand Paul Filibuster Highlights: #StandWithRand - http://youtu.be/2-tuFD2RUPI

Giving tanks and f-16's to Egypt is okay.....while saying its in our national interests. - Sen. Rand Paul Floor Speech - http://youtu.be/Dm8APCgYpmw - Kerry & Obama Give Aid to Egypt - http://youtu.be/HA0z_ruYnK4

Spending more and more tax dollars is okay.....while saying it's necessary to reduce the debt. - VP Biden "Spend money to keep from going bankrupt" - http://youtu.be/LHFEcyUNBjg

Printing money is okay.....while saying it's necessary to stabilize the economy. - Tom Woods at the Ludwig Von Mises Institute on Sound Money - http://youtu.be/h-PxMzSyujw - The Creature from Jekyll Island - Federal Reserve - http://youtu.be/lu_VqX6J93k - LearnLiberty Answers Why Not Print More Money? - http://youtu.be/ZkyBnaYCUhw

Substantially increasing our national debt is okay.....while saying taxing the rich will be enough to pay for it. - Obama "Rich must pay their fair share.  Its Math" - http://youtu.be/IFQoaF5KIcw - LearnLiberty Answers Will Taxing The Rich Balance the Budget? - http://youtu.be/FC5Gkox-1QY

Ignoring unfunded liabilities is okay.....while saying there's an account with your name on it. - LearnLiberty Answers Do We Have a Revenue or a Spending Problem? - http://youtu.be/pES9C7fX_Co - LearnLiberty Answers How Big is the US Debt? - http://youtu.be/Q-w-8fXzwQE

Allowing those who broke immigration laws to move ahead of those that are following the law.....while saying ....wait, what's the reason for that again? - Sen. Rand Paul "no new pathway to citizenship" - http://youtu.be/1q2qfQHe6ag

Raising taxes on those who create jobs is okay.....while record numbers leave the job force. - Obama Admits Raising Taxes Hurts the Economy - http://youtu.be/vKxqr5tr0fA - Thomas Sowell on Taxing the Rich - http://youtu.be/rc-bELgAowU

Groping the elderly and young children at airports is okay.....while saying its for our own protection. - TSA Strips Child and a 71 yr Old Man - http://youtu.be/w5fPdozaI30 - TSA Pulls Man's Pants Down - http://youtu.be/a7XCIvDpawI

Saying you have to take a drug test before earning money.....while saying its unconstitutional to take a drug test before getting welfare. - Debate Summed Up Here - http://youtu.be/WJDpJa-_xYw

Saying its important to secure the border.....while not doing a damn thing about it. - Speaker Boehner on Securing the Border - http://youtu.be/aKpOAiuS4ks - Gov. Jan Brewer on Obama's Border Signs - http://youtu.be/bzDlN7VLmXQ - CNN Report: Rancher Says Border Not Secure - http://youtu.be/9YkqnOVcO2k

Saying our national debt is too high.....while voting to increase the debt limit. - Ginni Thomas Interviewing Former Congressman Allen West (who voted for the debt limit increase) on the Seriousness of the Debt Limit - http://youtu.be/OvAwzUmocfU

Saying we need a balanced budget.....while voting for an unbalanced budget. - Paul Ryan's Budget Doesn't Balance for 25 Years - http://youtu.be/KwWgMcP5tDM - Paul Ryan Explains Why a Balanced Budget is Good for Jobs - http://youtu.be/dJhIQeuAB_E - Rand Paul Criticizes Paul Ryan's Budget - http://youtu.be/hNDepw7TOe0 - RNC Tribute Video to Ron Paul - http://youtu.be/E5kYudpL5JU

Saying we need to pass huge laws that the American people don't want.....while saying we need to pass them to find out what's in it. - Queen Pelosi In Her Own Words - http://youtu.be/hV-05TLiiLU - ReasonTV with Poll Numbers - http://youtu.be/0pWdW2v5Nkg

Swearing an oath to the Constitution.....while ignoring the Constitution. ....there's WAY too many videos to post on this one.

Need I go on?????   What did I miss?????   Post a comment on the Facebook link in the right hand column.

As far as I'm concerned, "It's Too Late to Apologize".

Where Do Your Loyalties Lie?

Last week, the House of Representatives and Senate passed the  2011 Budget "Out of" Control "Debt" Act, in another seemingly disappointing act by Congress to kick the can down the road in order to "fight another day", as they say. Personally, I'm confused as to why the following illustration is difficult to understand:

Let's say I earn a salary of $40,000 per year.  One would think that my annual budget, as a result, is $40,000.  Instead, however, I follow our federal government's example and plan to spend $70,000 per year--resulting in an annual deficit of $30,000.  After doing this several years in a row, I realize this path is completely unsustainable and now I'm determined to cut spending.  As a result, as I earn a salary of $40,000 once again and I "make the tough choice" and use a "balanced approach" to cut my budget to $69,000 instead of $70,000.  All is good in the world and my credit rating should be just fine.

Congress calls this a savings of $1,000 and expects to get re-elected.

I'm not an extremist, I just use extreme common sense.

As we know, there were quite a few representatives in this debate, unfortunately, that surprisingly supported increasing our National Debt one more time and in a big way.  One of them was Congressman Allen West from Florida who has done an outstanding job taking on the progressive left.  His direct dealings with Congresswoman Debbie WasserName Schultz (who also voted with West in increasing our national debt) has certainly been inspirational in a town overflowing with political correctness.

As several tea party leaders turned on Allen West this past week for his disappointing vote, many were quick to defend him.  In a statement by one leader in Florida, he was concerned that we appeared "inconsistent".  At one point, he argued, we loved Governor Rick Scott's stances on Florida's budget but we were quick to point out our frustration with his refusal or inability to block SunRail.  We expressed appreciation for Allen West's commanding rhetoric in speeches but many jumped on him for his vote to increase our nation's debt.  To this particular tea party leader, we seemed inconsistent.  To me, it's a question of where our loyalties lie.

Below are excerpts from an email I sent to several tea party leaders around the country following the disappointing vote that lead to our national debt increasing and our AAA rating being downgraded:

IMHO, we have to remember where our loyalties lie.  We are loyal to our principles and values and with that comes consistency that cannot be shaken.  We are not “yes men” to any politician and we cannot appear to sway with the blowing wind of the votes of politicians.

It’s always dangerous to fully attach ourselves to Humans.  We are flawed beasts!!

“We’re Jeffersonians!”.  Uh, he owned slaves.  “We’re Reaganites!”.  Uh, he approved amnesty.  Damn!    “We believe in Liberty!”  Well, how can you argue with that without supporting Tyranny?

Is Allen West a breath of fresh air in a town that reeks with hypocrisy and wickedness?  Absolutely!

Are we proud to call him friend when he stands up for our principles and values and takes it right to our progressive enemies like WasserName??  You know it!!

Does that mean we turn a blind eye when for whatever strategic reason he doesn’t stand up to “leadership” and falls for and delivers manufactured talking points like “deadline” and “default” and “crisis” and “equal cuts for every dollar increase in the debt” (which we know is a farce) and takes a vote that sinks us further and further into debt without standing up to leadership for taking us down such an unnecessary path?  No.  We don’t turn a blind eye.

Yes, I agree, we shouldn’t “eat our own”, but he needs to know that we’re disappointed.  He needs to know that we appreciate it when he stands up and uses his platform to advance our principles and values, but when he gets in line and doesn’t stand up, he needs to know we’re hurt by that.

We cannot fall for the rhetoric they’ve put forth in this “debate”!  We demand better!  It’s an insult to our intelligence to try and sell this pile by talking about 10 year budgets.  We know the truth!  We know how this works now. We need them to ratchet up the “truth” meter and ease up on the ignorant-electorate rhetoric and start talking seriously.  I had the same conversation with Congressman Webster and Adams this weekend and again last night.  We The People are ready for the painful truth of what’s really going on and while we’re out there educating the electorate on the real numbers, on the real impact of mountains of debt, we expect our politicians to just do the right thing.

We didn’t hire these people last year to play it safe and wade it out and just make sure they don’t shake things up too much so they can get re-elected next year.  We hired them to do the right thing right now, take a bullet for the cause, make tough choices, face the painful truth and WE will worry about who gets elected next year.

We can’t just kick the can down the road.  We can’t just hope for some day one day maybe there will be a perfect scenario when we have the right number of people in the right spots in government and finally on the right day we’ll then begin dismantling the beast and eventually start doing what’s right.  THAT’s the mentality we’ve been fighting.  There is no perfect day.  There is not a perfect utopian time to start doing the right thing.  It’s right now, it’s every single day and it happens with every single vote.  Our beloved country doesn’t have time to wait for that day!!

So, does any of that mean we threaten them with a primary challenger?  Of course not.  It just means we need to talk to them about getting real with the American people, about leaving the tired talking points behind and just telling us the truth.  Sandy explained to me her strategic reasons and fear last night about why she voted the way she did.  To her, it made sense.  I believe she’s in line with our principles and values, but she had some concerns that others didn’t seem to have.  Does that mean we’re going to primary her?  No, and I told her that.  It did take me a while with her to let her know that we’re not falling for the rhetoric of 10 year budgets and “crisis” and “a dollar cut for every dollar increased in debt” and I told her my concerns with this version of the BBA and especially my concerns with “leadership” negotiating away any teeth it has.  I told her we’ve had enough of the rhetoric and talking points and she understands.  I completely appreciated her being direct and spending so much time explaining her reasoning and I told her that I wish she was louder and stood up to leadership with the path they took everyone down.  Nevertheless, we’ll be setting up a meeting with grassroots leaders later this week with her when she gets back.

Bottom line, we must remain loyal to our principles and values and not turn a blind eye when someone disappoints us.  That doesn’t mean we get emotional like many have and threaten this or that.  It just means we need to let them know we’re disappointed and we expect a greater level of honesty and direct discussion.  No more fluffy talking points.  We demand Honesty and the Painful truth.  And doing the right thing must occur every day.

Again, IMHO.

So when you're voting with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in opposition to Senator's Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Jim DeMint and Marco Rubio--who is being inconsistent and on what side do your loyalties lie?