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What every liberal college student needs to read…

…that is, every liberal college student who has worked hard in school and has a good GPA.

This was sent to me by a conservative friend. I’ve seen other variations before, but it’s a good read and deserves to be spread around. Send it to every liberal college student who works hard, goes to class, and has the GPA that comes with a good work ethic.

A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be very liberal, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words; redistribution of wealth.

She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch conservative, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.

One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs.

The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded by asking how she was doing in school.

Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn’t even have time for a boyfriend, and didn’t really have many college friends, because she spent all her time studying.

Her father listened and then asked , “How is your friend Audrey doing?’ She replied, ‘ Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies, and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She Is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast. She’s always invited to all the parties and lots of times she doesn’t even show up for classes because she’s too hung over.”

Her wise father asked his daughter, “Why don’t you go to the Dean’s office and ask him to deduct 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA, and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.” The daughter, visibly shocked by her father’s suggestion, angrily fired back, “That’s a crazy idea, how would that be fair! I’ve worked really hard for my grades! I’ve invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!”

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, “Welcome to the conservative movement.”

Maybe that will cause some real critical thinking in the minds of some liberal college students.


Tags: Conservatives, Liberals, Colleges, Universities, Professors, Politicians, Redistribution of Wealth, Students

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January 12, 2011 Posted by | Conservatism | 3 Comments

A conservative’s Christmas wish

When President Obama began shredding the US Constitution and tearing down United States of America, conservative citizens rose up and battled hard for two years. An awakening on our side like I had never seen in my lifetime. In November, it appeared our fight to stop Herr Obama and his Czar-loaded administration’s march toward a United Socialist States of America had been stopped. Democrats staggered and stammered in recoil as the election results rolled in and casted many of their members out. Republicans, who had run campaigns on conservative platforms toppled their Democrat rivals from coast-to-coast, from the Rio Grande to the Canadian border. Conservatives, weary of a nonviolent political war that had not seen a cessation of hostilities for two full years, stepped down and drew a breath.

But, in the 50 or so days since that supposed conservative victory, many of the Republicans have chosen to join hands with their Democrat colleagues and help them close the year with big liberal legislative victories. With a conservative tsunami sweeping America, Democrats have practically turned unemployment benefits into a permanent entitlement program, sacrificed our military readiness and effectiveness by allowing gays to serve openly in the armed services, and ratified a treaty that limits us from deploying missile defense systems vital to our national security. All of these liberal victories came so RINOs could demonstrate their willingness to compromise with their liberal loser colleagues.

President Obama, ambient with arrogance, proclaimed this lame duck session the, “most productive post-election period in decades. And it comes on the heels of the most productive two years that we’ve had in generations.” Only weeks after suffering historic losses in a mid-term election, Obama and Democrats have rebounded in the face of the conservative tidal wave to pass the most controversial of their liberal agenda with practically no Republican resistance. Instead of fighting to represent the conservative constituents who delivered their victories, too many Republicans have helped Democrats push forward in the name of compromise. Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer described the situation perfectly when he said Republicans are “clearing his [Obama’s] path and sprinkling it with rose petals.”

Republicans lost control of Congress in 2006, not because they were acting conservative, but because they were not! They had control from 1994 to 2006, and during that time government grew at an astounding pace, our Constitution was ripped in a bipartisan “compromise” called campaign finance reform, and illegal immigration exploded while a Republican compromise did nothing to stem the tide. Republicans lost control in 2006 because they were NOT pushing a conservative agenda! And it appears too many have already started down that path again.

Democrats lost control of the US House and suffered big losses in the US Senate because they pushed a far left agenda too far in the past two years. In less than two years, Democrats forced on the American people (against their will in most cases):

  • A government takeover of numerous banks,
  • A government takeover of the domestic auto industry,
  • A government takeover of the health care industry
  • A government takeover of the student loan industry.
  • Government spending increases that increased our national debt by 40%,
  • A monetary policy that has resulted in massive price increases on almost everything while the government reports little or no inflation,

just to name a few of the liberal agenda pills we have been forced to swallow though the masses made clear they were opposed to the march toward Socialism. The historic election made it impossible to claim the American electorate supports Obama’s agenda. But now some Republicans are bending over backwards to show they can be good sports and let the liberal jackass party share the political spoils. WHY?!?!?

As a committed Conservative, my Christmas wish is for newly elected Republican Congressmen and Senators to link up with true conservatives like Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and Sen. Jim Demint (R-SC), respectively, when they take their place on Capitol Hill next month. My wish is for these newly elected employees of the people stand firm on the conservative principles that won them their seats. My wish is for these new members of our legislative body to buck their RINO colleagues and refuse to appease liberals in compromises that fly-in-the-face of the conservative voters who elected them. My wish is for them to realize doing nothing is better than doing something wrong.

In sum, my wish is for our newly elected members in the US House and Senate remember who put them in office and VOTE CONSERVATIVE!


Tags: Christmas, Election 2010, Lame Duck, Congress, Republican, RINO, Democrat, Socialism, Conservatives, Conservatism, Liberal Agenda, Obama, Krauthammer, Bachmann, Demint, Compromise, Appeasement

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December 23, 2010 Posted by | Conservatism | Leave a comment

Now 3 years of welfare…er…unemployment benefits?

Today on Facebook I complained in my status about the GOP caving to President Obama on the newest 13 month extension of unemployment benefits in order to get him to agree to a temporary extension of the Bush tax cuts. One of my Facebook friends took issue with the thread (others who commented on the thread pretty much agreed with me) and in a private message told me she didn’t think anyone who has a job has a right to comment on the need for unemployment benefits. The following is my response:

We’re certainly going to disagree on this, but I respect your opinion. I just think it’s wrong.

I’m glad your daughter found a job, and I’m sorry your nephew hasn’t. But that doesn’t mean it’s the government’s job to step in and support him or his fellows. (She explained that her daughter spent a year looking and that her nephew and 350 of his union comrades are unable to find work.)

Unemployment benefits were meant to be temporary to allow for a smoother transition between jobs. In the beginning, I believe it was for 13 weeks. The idea was that if in 13 weeks you couldn’t find work to sustain your previous lifestyle, it would then be time to adjust that lifestyle downward to a more affordable one.

I can say that I’ve been unemployed for only 2 weeks in my adult life, and never drew a penny of unemployment insurance. Not because I couldn’t have drawn unemployment at times, but because I took ANY job that was available so I wouldn’t have to. At one time, immediately following that two weeks (which ended when I was able to walk on my broken leg), I took the first job offered me, a minimum wage position as an unarmed security guard. Because of the low wages, I moved into a one bedroom trailer that cost me less than $100/mo, ate pork & beans and bologna, had no airconditioning, and only a second hand black and white television for entertainment.

Having adjusted my lifestyle downward to that level, I believe I am qualified to comment on the extension of unemployment benefits. Because, in my opinion, they keep people from making those necessary adjustments to live within their means. And I’m sorry if we disagree, but your nephew is not living within his means if it takes a government check to subsidize him.

In the years since my bologna and beans existence I’ve served in the Marine Corps, worked as an independent truck-driver, raised chickens and cattle, and now have finally positioned myself to work as a high school teacher. Again, the fact that I’ve done so many jobs that most will never consider taking makes me feel I’ve earned the right to comment on those who sit back and take a government check rather than adjust their lifestyle to a position they CAN find.

The worst part of it all, is what long term unemployment does to the psyche of the recipient. In essence, it makes him little more than the equivalent of a medieval serf at the mercy of the nobleman on whose land he resided. He loses hope of ever finding meaningful work, loses the feeling of satisfaction that comes after a productive day’s work, and loses the incentive to learn and/or try new things.

These arguments are not meant to insult you. Like I said, I respect your opinion. But I do emphatically claim the right to comment on the extension because I have served in faraway desolate lands, I have spent countless hours away from home pushing a truck and trailer up and down the highway, I have breathed in enough chicken dust and wallowed in enough chicken crap to kill lesser men, I’ve been kicked in the head and everywhere else by 1000+ pound cows and bulls, I’ve worked in the cold rain on holidays when others were celebrating with their families, and now I work with high school kids every day.

I’m not complaining about any of it. The Lord has blessed me and I’ve survived it all and kept forging ahead because He gave me the strength, determination, and will to NOT accept handouts when other avenues were available. But in all of these jobs I’ve had, I’ve heard others say “Oh, I could never do that.” The reality is, they didn’t WANT to do that. You do what you have to do, not always what you WANT to do.

Because I’ve never taken a check, I’ve learned to do new things that many have told me they can’t do. Again, until your back’s against the wall, you don’t know what you’re capable of learning. A hungry belly can provide excellent motivation to learn new skills and take new risks. No reward comes without risk, and when your skills are no longer in demand it’s time to learn new ones.

To sum all of this up, I’ll say what I say to my students whenever they tell me they CAN’T do something. I tell them, “Quit telling me what you CAN’T do, and tell me what you CAN do.”

In respectful disagreement,

John

I didn’t even address the number of people I’ve heard describe how they work under the table so they can continue to draw unemployment, or the people I know who rationalize not taking a job that pays $100 more a week than their unemployment because they’d “only be making $2.50/hr” in a 40 hour week. Anyone who doesn’t believe benefit extensions extend unemployment is stumbling around with blinders on, refusing to see those who exploit the system.

These are the reasons I’m opposed to lifetime unemployment benefits, and make no mistake about it, that’s where we’re headed–LIFETIME unemployment benefits. So for all you RINOs and liberals who disagree, you can believe I’m wrong, but don’t ever try to tell me I haven’t earned the right to comment on the matter.

My Facebook friend deleted me after she sent the message, but that’s okay. She has a right to her opinion, and I most certainly have a right to mine!


Tags: Unemployment, Obama, GOP, Republicans, Conservatism, RINO, Compromise, Extension, Economy, Recession

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December 7, 2010 Posted by | Conservatism, Economy | 1 Comment

Liberals & Conservatives: A few differences

by John Allison III, editor

I received this in an email today. It was meant to be humorous, but the veracity of the statements below should be obvious to anyone.

  • If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one.

    If a liberal doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

  • If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat..

    If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

  • If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.

    If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

  • If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.

    A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

  • If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.

    Liberals demand that those they don’t like be shut down.

  • If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.

    A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.

  • If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.

    A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

Which of these best identifies you?

I’m proud to call myself a conservative!


Tags: Liberals, Liberalism, Humor, Conservatism

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April 24, 2010 Posted by | Conservatism | 8 Comments

Little Rock Tea Party & Straw Poll

On Thursday, more than 3,000 people gathered at the Arkansas State Capitol to make their voices heard and demand a return to Constitutional governance.

Arkansas Tea Party, Secure Arkansas, and Americans for Prosperity joined forces and put on a rally that only mainstream media outlets could ignore. Giving credit where credit is due, Arkansas’ only statewide newspaper did run a story on the massive protest complete with the following caption on a photo.

“A crowd of a few thousand gathered on the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol for a Tea Party rally on Thursday evening.”

But the four central Arkansas television stations affiliated with ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX practically ignored the statewide protests. The local NBC affiliate ran a 20 second story on the nationwide protests but didn’t even bother to include footage of the event in Little Rock, only a few blocks from their studio. Local CBS and FOX affiliates have no video of the downtown protest posted on their websites. And the local ABC station report grossly underestimated the crowd at a measly 400 in their coverage of the event.

Thanks to the internet and new media, you can still get the story the supposed professional journalists won’t tell. The following video shows the crowd far surpassed the misleading ABC report that 400 attended.

Americans for Prosperity brought Dick Morris in as the keynote speaker. Morris told the crowd “I used to be a conservative Democrat, but there’s no such thing anymore.” Other speakers included local talk radio host Dave Elswick, Teresa Oelke with Americans for Prosperity, and Secure Arkansas’ Jeannie Burlsworth and Todd Sharp.

Secure Arkansas conducted a straw poll at the rally and has posted the results on their website. Over 1000 submitted ballots that included all candidates who have filed to run for US Senate, US Congress, and all state constitutional offices. Participants were asked to rate candidates who will run unopposed by marking either approve or disapprove.

I only saw three counter protesters hoisting signs that made them clearly stand out among the mostly conservative crowd. These three moved through the crowd without being molested by the 3,000 strong throng of what liberal Democrats and the mainstream media would have you believe are a bunch of bigoted, blood-thirsty, violent hatemongers.

Neither was there present any evidence of racism in the crowd. No signs with the “N” word, no one spitting on minorities present, or hurling racial slurs. And yes, there were minorities present. Not a huge number but more than I noted at last year’s event.

As hard as the media and liberal Democrats have tried to demonize and discredit this grassroots uprising, it lives. And it continues to grow.

We still want our country back, and we’re standing up to take it back!


Tags: TEA Party, Little Rock, Arkansas, Secure Arkansas, Dick Morris, Americans for Prosperity

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April 18, 2010 Posted by | Conservatism | Leave a comment

We’re back and ready to TEA Party!

by John Allison III, editor

If you were wondering if I’d been kidnapped and hauled away to a liberal re-education camp, or dropped off the face of the Earth, I haven’t.

I just had to step back for a few days and take advantage of the beautiful spring weather. Work demands more of my time as the spring semester winds down, along with all the honey-do’s that make the list as the weather warms and the trees bloom. I even took a few hours out and went fishing with my daughter on Sunday.

Now the primary elections are a little more than a month away in my home state of Arkansas and I guess I just needed a few days off to prepare myself for the sure-to-be hectic next 5 weeks.

This week, the last leg of the primary race will kick off with the first anniversary of the Tax Day Tea Party. On April 15, TEA Party rallies will be held across the country. I’ll be attending the rally in Little Rock, AR from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Arkansas Tea Party, Inc. has teamed up with Secure Arkansas and Americans for Prosperity to bring Dick Morris in as keynote speaker for the rally. And though neither politicians nor candidates will be addressing rally goers, Secure Arkansas plans to hold a Straw Poll for the US Senate, Congress, and perhaps some other races.

Though State Senator Gilbert Baker was running internet ads claiming Tea Party endorsements in the Arkansas Senate race, I’ve spoken with several Tea Party leaders across the state and have yet to find one Tea Party organization that endorsed him. In fact, most have explicitly stated their organizations will not endorse any candidate until after the primary election.

It’s no surprise that most GOP candidates would love to be able to rightly claim an endorsement by the Tea Party movement. Hence, we expect several candidates to be present at the event this Thursday. Though they won’t be addressing the crowd from the podium, they will be working the crowd seeking attendees’ votes in the straw poll. The winner of this straw poll will have the strongest claim yet to an endorsement by the movement that has swept the nation over the past year.

Thursday is your chance to make your voice heard. If you’re over 18, just bring your Arkansas driver’s license to participate in the straw poll. Join us to tell the politicians in Washington, DC that we’re fed up and we’re not going to take it anymore!

Here’s a video to get you in the mood for the one year anniversary of the conservative uprising known as the Tea Party!


Tags: Obama, Tea Party, Tea Party Express, Polatik, Secure Arkansas, Americans for Prosperity, Election 2010, Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas Tea Party, Straw Poll

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April 12, 2010 Posted by | Conservatism | Leave a comment

Lloyd Marcus’ “2010” in Little Rock

On 4-3-2010, the Tea Party Express III bus tour stopped in Little Rock, AR. Hundreds of patriots came out on the Saturday before Easter to take back their country.

Here’s Lloyd Marcus performing his his song “2010.”

Marcus also performed his “Tea Party Anthem” at the Little Rock event.

*more videos to come as soon as they upload.


Tags: Obama, Obamacare, Health Care, Tea Party, Mark Darr, Scott Wallace, Tim Griffin, Tea Party Express, Tea Party Express, Kim Hendren, Conrad Reynolds, Jim Holt, Lloyd Marcus, 2010

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April 4, 2010 Posted by | Conservatism | Leave a comment

America, are you ready to TEA Party?

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since conservative Americans started standing up to the liberal Socialists selling our country into the bonds of a collectivist slavery. But April 15 will be the anniversary of our first Tax Day TEA Party!


To build momentum and support for the upcoming annivesary Tax Day TEA Party, Tea Party Express III has embarked on its “Just Vote Them Out!” tour. Yesterday, thousands (we’ve seen estimates from 10-20,000) of disenchanted voters descended on the tiny town of Searchlight, NV to kick off the tour in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s hometown.

The map above shows all the stops along the way, from yesterday’s in Searchlight to the final stop on April 15 in Washington, DC. You can check the times and dates of the stops nearest you by clicking here: http://www.teapartyexpress.org/tour-schedule-3/

We hope you’ll be at the tour’s stop nearest you, and at your local Tax Day TEA Party on the 15th!

It’s up to us to let the Socialist in DC know we won’t lie down and let them destroy our country!


Tags: Obama, Tea Party, Tea Party Express, Tour, Anniversary, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Socialism, USSA

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March 28, 2010 Posted by | Conservatism | 4 Comments

Low-Tax Texas Beats Big-Government California

by Michael Barone at Townhall.com

“Stop messing with Texas!” That was the message Gov. Rick Perry bellowed on election night as he celebrated his victory over Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in the Republican primary for governor. In his reference to Texas’ anti-littering slogan, Perry was making a point applicable to national as well as Texas politics and addressed to Democratic politicians as well as Republicans.

His point was that the big government policies of the Obama administration and Democratic congressional leaders are resented and fiercely opposed not just because of their dire fiscal effects but also as an intrusion on voters’ independence and ability to make decisions for themselves.

No one would include Perry on a list of serious presidential candidates, including himself, even in the flush of victory. But in his 10 years as governor, the longest in the state’s history, Texas has been teaching some lessons to which the rest of the nation should pay heed.

They are lessons that are particularly vivid when you contrast Texas, the nation’s second most populous state, with the most populous, California. Both were once Mexican territory, secured for the United States in the 1840s. Both have grown prodigiously over the past half-century. Both have populations that today are about one-third Hispanic.

But they differ vividly in public policy and in their economic progress — or lack of it — over the last decade. California has gone in for big government in a big way. Democrats hold large margins in the legislature largely because affluent voters in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area favor their liberal positions on cultural issues.

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Sweet Tea for Convention Attendees

by Jillian Bandes at Townhall.com

If you read any of the extensive coverage of the Tea Party Convention going on this weekend in Nashville, TN, be prepared for dramatic stories of rampant grassroots infighting, questionable convention finances, and radical convention-goers flocking after polarizing demagogues.

The real story? Much different.

Attendees are wildly enthusiastic, not just about speakers, but about ideas. Those ideas are focused almost exclusively on basic conservative principles like limited government and fiscal responsibility (not the Obama birther conspiracy). And attendees are barely aware of the criticism that has been launched at the Tea Party Convention by mainstream media outlets.

“It’s a good idea,” said one attendee, pithily, when asked why he drove in from Ohio to participate.

Attendees are mainly being informed about the manufactured scandals through convention speakers, who have taken every opportunity to punch back — like Mark Skoda, head of the Memphis tea party group.

“We’ve come so far in the world of socialist values that we’re now criticizing a for-profit event,” he said, during a morning briefing on Friday. “We’ve put six hundred thousand of our dollars into the Gaylord Hotel (where the event is being hosted). We didn’t ask for a tax benefit, a subsidy, or a stimulus.”

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February 7, 2010 Posted by | Conservatism | , , , , | Leave a comment