Apr 05 2009

Efforts To Oppress America Usually Results In Unbridled Defiance

Published by at 8:21 am under All General Discussions

We are about to learn how much backbone America has lost, or maybe has left in it. It seems Obama is going to make good on his claim to ‘change America’ – remember, McCain ran on a promise to change DC. DC is the cesspool, America is the heartland and soul of America. Right now we are seeing things flipped around – what needs fixing is trying to perform major surgery. The lunatics have taken over.

But to ‘change America’ from DC requires centralized control of all decisions. It demands oppression of the masses and their individuality (personally, regionally, by industry, by clique). The oppression is beginning, as DC attempts to take control of our economy:

Here’s a true story first reported by my Fox News colleague Andrew Napolitano (with the names and some details obscured to prevent retaliation). Under the Bush team a prominent and profitable bank, under threat of a damaging public audit, was forced to accept less than $1 billion of TARP money. The government insisted on buying a new class of preferred stock which gave it a tiny, minority position. The money flowed to the bank. Arguably, back then, the Bush administration was acting for purely economic reasons. It wanted to recapitalize the banks to halt a financial panic.

Fast forward to today, and that same bank is begging to give the money back. The chairman offers to write a check, now, with interest. He’s been sitting on the cash for months and has felt the dead hand of government threatening to run his business and dictate pay scales. He sees the writing on the wall and he wants out. But the Obama team says no, since unlike the smaller banks that gave their TARP money back, this bank is far more prominent. The bank has also been threatened with “adverse” consequences if its chairman persists. That’s politics talking, not economics.

Think about it: If Rick Wagoner can be fired and compact cars can be mandated, why can’t a bank with a vault full of TARP money be told where to lend? And since politics drives this administration, why can’t special loans and terms be offered to favored constituents, favored industries, or even favored regions? Our prosperity has never been based on the political allocation of credit — until now.

We have historically massive deficits and national debt and the Obama administration is refusing to limit the suffering the US taxpayers like this? Instead of taking needed money from us workers he could tap almost a billion dollars from this one bank ready to stand up and help lead the economy out of its hole. 

But no, instead Obama keeps draining the workers pockets so he can dictate who ‘wins’ in America. He needs to play out his God complex, his liberal “I can save humanity” self absorbance. 

There is going to be a massive backlash. Americans right now are trying to support DC and still believe in Obama the Messiah. But it will not last. He cannot make the lives of 300 million souls better enough to warrant this kind of skullduggery.

The Liberals in DC are treading on seriously dangerous ground right now. This is an impeachable offense, refusing to relieve the taxpayers so you can personally direct money to cronies, etc. Obama is now attempting to take over the world – and that is illegal in everyone’s boo. All those cries for impeachment against Bush are about to come back on those who uttered them.

Update: Reader CP notes how small fish have become a higher priority than Americans pursuing their constitutional right to life, liberty and happiness.

The lawmakers said efforts to protect a 3-inch-long fish, the delta smelt, have led to court-ordered reductions in the amount of water pumped to some farmers in the San Joaquin Valley, leading to fallowed fields and skyrocketing unemployment.

They said even as a drought enters its third year, there is enough water in California to share with the valley’s thousands of farms. Their proposal would increase the diversion of water for those farms.

Rep. Dennis Cardoza, D-Atwater, said thousands of families were moving out of his district. He called the exodus the “Dust Bowl migration in reverse.”

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Visalia, said the unemployment rate in his district is nearly 20 percent and is nearing 50 percent in some communities.

“We’re not asking for a billion-dollar bailout. We’re aren’t even asking for one single dollar,” Nunes said. “All we need is for this committee to move emergency legislation which would allow the delta pumps to return to historic export levels.”


Are the liberals in DC stepping in to fix this mess? Hell no. Someone needs to start a clock on how long Obama, Reid and Pelosi sit on their backsides and allow a community to be starved out of existence. 

And we know that as the future and potential of more and more families is destroyed by this power grab in DC, the backlash at DC’s ineptitude will grow and grow.

Update: More details on the take over of America (H/T The Anchoress):

This bill essentially allows the Treasury to define “fair pay” for all employees, at any level.  Worse, the Treasury would like to be able to take over any company it deemed as important enough to take over regardless of whether or not it had accepted bailout funds. Worse still, the Serve Act proposes to make volunteering for the government mandatory (with pay, of course). Last time I looked, working for pay was called A JOB. 

The scariest part of the bill is that while you’re serving as a “volunteer,” you’re prohibited from participating in worship and church activities, political rallies and being involved in a union. In short, your essential freedoms are gone. I keep hearing about Obama being a socialist but, I have to disagree.  Based on these measures he appears to more like a person pursuing Communism or Fascism. 

Is this all true? Scary answer is “sounds to be”.

Update: The Anchoress wished to know if there really were restrictions on personal religion in the bill – yes there are


“(a) Prohibited Activities.–A participant in an approved national service position under this subtitle may not engage in the following activities:

“(7) Engaging in religious instruction, conducting worship services, providing instruction as part of a program that includes mandatory religious instruction or worship, constructing or operating facilities devoted to religious instruction or worship, maintaining facilities primarily or inherently devoted to religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization.

Actually, the entire list is pretty damn oppressive:

“(1) Attempting to influence legislation.
“(2) Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes.
“(3) Assisting, promoting, or deterring union organizing.
“(4) Impairing existing contracts for services or collective bargaining agreements.
“(5) Engaging in partisan political activities, or other activities designed to influence the outcome of an election to any public office.
“(6) Participating in, or endorsing, events or activities that are likely to include advocacy for or against political parties, political platforms, political candidates, proposed legislation, or elected officials.

And there are more. Basically you have to give up all your constitutional rights – it really is a pact with the devil.

Update: Here is the Senate version. What I would like to know is what is “The Corporation” referred to all through out the legislation:

“(a) Allotments to States, Territories, and Indian Tribes. —The Corporation, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, may make allotments to State educational agencies, territories, and Indian tribes to pay for the Federal share of–

I wonder which liberal DC crony runs this boondoggle. </strong>

17 responses so far

17 Responses to “Efforts To Oppress America Usually Results In Unbridled Defiance”

  1. […] are busy) and I see some comments saying this article is wrong…but then AJ Strata is writes this about this: Actually, the entire list is pretty damn […]

  2. gary1son says:

    Right about now, it’s becoming crystal clear to thousands of Americans what Rush meant when he said “I hope he fails”.

    And they’re whole-heartedly agreeing — political correctness be damned.

  3. gary1son says:

    Bad (as in good) company:


  4. kathie says:

    The problem as I see it is that we don’t know if Obama is going to use the government’s power as a political tool and we have every reason to think he might. These are the fears that Napolitano expressed that caught my eye, “the Bush administration was acting for purely economic reasons. He wanted to recapitalize the banks to halt a financial panic.” Many say this is a golden opportunity for Obama to reengineer the economy to provide a much fairer outcome (Obama wants fairness as he has said many times). This is the same kind of political engineering that forced the banks to lend to those who wanted but could not afford with the backing of Fannie and Freddie. Fairness is wishful thinking of a socialist government that has control over free markets. Free markets primary function is not fairness, it is to make money, through making money jobs are created, people then have choices in their life to use their money to do as they please. Now, we don’t have the government oversight to engineer public/private good outcomes. Obama I think might be using this financial crisis to put into place the government institutions to provide the oversight as the government takes control over the banks, car industry, investment houses and more. In Obama’s world ups and downs in the economy are not acceptable, it causes pain. We are feeling it. So he follows with, I will fix your pain. And many say, please. America this is a cross roads, please think of the negatives of pain fixing. Freedom is not pain free, but is it worth it? I say yes, many say no. Europe has made their choice. The EU and European governments govern every aspect of life, from thought, to dying, to mediocrity of life, to the breaking of the individual will to fly to what ever heights one might choose. Obama is asking us to make choices that look good on the surface but the consequences can be devastating to freedom lovers. Freedom is not pain free, neither is bondage pain free, it is just government made pain. I chose to suffer the pain that I make myself.

  5. Terrye says:

    When people first started talking about Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, I thought they were being ridiculous. But you know what? A lot of this sounds like the stuff in her book. The Fair Share laws, the anti dog eat dog laws, the take overs. etc.


  6. kathie says:

    Interesting Terrye, I so loved “Atlas Shrugged” because John Galt was a man who was BRAVE and had MORAL CLARITY, Both virtues that come with hard choices. Choices that demand giving up todays pleasures for a better and freer tomorrow. And maybe, just maybe too tough for Americans to contemplate, hence they voted for Obama, and the brave are fighting over seas, or at home in Texas.

  7. crosspatch says:

    The Corporation is probably:

    Subtitle G–Amendments to Subtitle G (Corporation for National and Community Service)

  8. OLDPUPPYMAX says:

    Yes, we have a true thug in the White House, backed by a consortium of big money criminals and criminal organizations. But tragically, the American people will not act to throw him (and the congress) out of their offices until that one massive spark comes to pass. That will be the lefts attempt to overturn the 2nd amendment. On that day, we will find out whether or not this nation is lost.

  9. crosspatch says:

    I kid you not, I just heard this on KCBS out of San Francisco …

    It was presented as “good” news that a state government agency was using stimulus funds to hire more people. It is the State Employment Development Agency … but only later into the piece do they explain that the hiring is due to “the flood of new unemployment claims”.

    I don’t know how much more of that kind of “good” news we can stand.

  10. russellshih says:

    Americans will wake-up. It sometimes takes the masses longer to see a danger, but in the end they usually will become aware of the approching danger and take action.

  11. penguin2 says:

    Kathie, one other thing about the European nations, the people are not happy. The politicians have taxed and socialized them into a state of dependency and stagnation. I have read numerous polls that show the people think one thing, their leaders another. One person bringing some of this to light for us in America, is Daniel Hannan, EU member of Parliament from England. There are numerous clips on the internet of him discussing this very thing. You have probably seen some of them already. I wish we had a leader that could speak out like that!

  12. […] is not accepting the pay back of TARP from these businesses. Frankly, I’m stunned – it is so blatant and audacious it takes my breath away! But don’t worry, Obama’s minions are already on the move to make sure he can […]

  13. kathie says:

    Penguin… I have seen Daniel Hannan, many times. He is an inspiration for sure. My hope is that anyone, someone will stand up for us and say, ENOUGH, MR. OBAMA, ENOUGH, REEL IN YOUR GOVERNMENT.

  14. Frogg says:

    I think the banks who were forced to take TARP they didn’t want should returnt he money to the government and dare it not to accept it back. If that doesn’t work…..they should sue the government for extortion.

    This makes no sense to a reasonable mind of any political persuasion.

  15. Frogg says:

    Obama The Divider

    by Matt Margolis on April 6th, 2009

    Obama said he would unite this country. Well, he isn’t, according to Pew Researh Center. In fact, Obama has the widest partisan gap in his approval ratings of any president in the modern era.