Monday, January 25, 2010

Republicans Yesterday and Today: Historical Document Reveals Conservative Ideals

Conservatives were not much different in 1860 than they are in 2010. Republicans have always been especially concerned with the rights of the individual, the economy, and maintaining the principles found in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. 

The political tenets of President Abraham Lincoln, a member of the Republican Party, still hold true today. It is a fact that the Republican Party took an official stand against slavery. In fact, it was President Abraham (Abe) Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves in America.

Read the following historical Republican document, and learn the shocking truth about the real differences between the political tenets of Democrats (liberals), and the political tenets of Republicans (conservatives). America's government, as understood by Democrats and Republicans, are worlds apart, and this historical document sheds light on some of the major differences between liberal tenets and conservative tenets.



Resolved, That we, the delegated representatives of the Republican electors of the United States, in Convention assembled, in discharge of the duty we owe to our constituents and our country, unite in the following declarations:

1. That the history of the nation, during the last four years, has fully established the propriety and necessity of the organization and perpetuation of the Republican party, and that the causes which called it into existence are permanent in their nature, and now, more than ever before, demand its peaceful and constitutional triumph.

2. That the maintenance of the principles promulgated in the Declaration of Independence and embodied in the Federal Constitution, "That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed," is essential to the preservation of our Republican institutions; and that the Federal Constitution, the Rights of the States, and the Union of the States, must and shall be preserved.

3. That to the Union of the States this nation owes its unprecedented increase in population, its surprising development of material resources, its rapid augmentation of wealth, its happiness at home and its honor abroad; and we hold in abhorrence all schemes for Disunion, come from whatever source they may: And we congratulate the country that no Republican member of Congress has uttered or countenanced the threats of Disunion so often made by Democratic members without rebuke and with applause from their political associates; and we denounce those threats of Disunion, in case of a popular overthrow of their ascendency, as denying the vital principles of a free government, and as an avowal of contemplated treason, which it is the imperative duty of an indignant People sternly to rebuke and forever silence.

4. That the maintenance inviolate of the rights of the States, and especially the right of each State to order and control its own domestic institutions according to its own judgment exclusively, is essential to that balance of powers on which the perfection and endurance of our political fabric depends; and we denounce the lawless invasion by armed force of the soil of any State or Territory, no matter under what pretext, as among the gravest of crimes.

5. That the present Democratic Administration has far exceeded our worst apprehensions, in its measureless subserviency to the exactions of a sectional interest, as especially evinced in its desperate exertions to force the infamous Lecompton Constitution upon the protesting people of Kansas; in construing the personal relation between master and servant to involve an unqualified property in persons; in its attempted enforcement, everywhere, on land and sea, through the intervention of Congress and of the Federal Courts of the extreme pretensions of a purely local interest; and in its general and unvarying abuse of the power intrusted to it by a confiding people.

6. That the people justly view with alarm the reckless extravagance which pervades every department of the Federal Government; that a return to rigid economy and accountability is indispensible to arrest the systematic plunder of the public treasury by favored partisans, while the recent startling developments of frauds and corruptions at the Federal metropolis, show that an entire change of administration is imperatively demanded.

7. That the new dogma, that the Constitution, of its own force, carries Slavery into any or all of the Territories of the United States, is a dangerous political heresy, at variance with the explicit provisions of that instrument itself, with contemporaneous exposition, and with legislative and judicial precedent; is revolutionary in its tendency, and subversive of the peace and harmony of the country.

8. That the normal condition of all the territory of the United States is that of freedom; That as our Republican fathers, when they had abolished Slavery in all our national territory, ordained that "no person should be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law," it becomes our duty, by legislation, whenever such legislation is necessary, to maintain this provision of the Constitution against all attempts to violate it; and we deny the authority of Congress, of a territorial legislature, or of any individuals, to give legal existence to Slavery in any Territory of the United States.

9. That we brand the recent re-opening of the African slave-trade, under the cover of our national flag, aided by perversions of judicial power, as a crime against humanity and a burning shame to our country and age; and we call upon Congress to take prompt and efficient measures for the total and final suppression of that execrable traffic.

10. That in the recent vetoes, by their Federal Governors, of the acts of the Legislatures of Kansas and Nebraska, prohibiting Slavery in those Territories, we find a practical illustration of the boasted Democratic principle of Non- Intervention and Popular Sovereignty, embodied in the Kansas-Nebraska bill, and a demonstration of the deception and fraud involved therein.

11. That Kansas should, of right, be immediately admitted as a State under the Constitution recently formed and adopted by her people, and accepted by the House of Representatives.

12. That, while providing revenue for the support of the General Government by duties upon imports, sound policy requires such an adjustment of these imposts as to encourage the development of the industrial interest of the whole country; and we commend that policy of national exchanges which secures to the working men liberal wages, to agriculture renumerative prices, to mechanics and manufactures an adequate reward for their skill, labor, and enterprise, and to the nation commercial prosperity and independence.

13. That we protest against any sale or alienation to others of the Public Lands held by actual settlers, and against any view of he Homestead policy which regards the settlers as paupers or suppliants for public bounty; and we demand the passage by Congress of the complete and satisfactory Homestead measure which has already passed the House.

14. That the Republican party is opposed to any change in our Naturalization Laws or any State legislation by which the rights of citizenship hitherto accorded to immigrants from foreign lands shall be abridged or impaired; and in favor of giving a full and efficient protection to the rights of all classes of citizens, whether native or naturalized, both at home and abroad.

15. That appropriations by Congress for River and Harbor improvements of a National character, required for the accommodation and security of an existing commerce, are authorized by the Constitution, and justified by the obligations of Government to protect the lives and property of its citizens.

16. That a Railroad to the Pacific Ocean is imperatively demanded by the interest of the whole country; that the Federal Government ought to render immediate and efficient aid in its construction; and that, as preliminary thereto, a daily Overland Mail should be promply established.

17. Finally, having thus set forth our distinctive principles and views, we invite the coöperation of all citizens, however differing on other questions, who substantially agree with us in their affirmance and support. 1

Transcribed and reverse-order proofread by T. Lloyd Benson from the Tribune Almanac, 1861, pp. 30-31; (facsimile edition: The Tribune Almanac for the Years 1838 to 1868, inclusive, comprehending the Politician's Register and the Whig Almanac, [New York: Published by the New York Tribune, 1868].) 

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Jack Bauer Is Not Real, But Jack Bauer Is A Real Man

We all know that Jack Bauer is not a real person, and that actor Kiefer Sutherland is not Jack Bauer. So why is it that so many people react to Fox TV 24's Jack Bauer as though he is real?

The fact is that Jack Bauer seems very real because he represents the real man syndrome. Kiefer Sutherland protrays Jack Bauer  in the same venue that Clint Eastwood, James Dean, and Clark Gable portrayed their heroic male characters. People, both men and women, evidently miss seeing more men acting like men on TV and in movies.

People don't only want to watch Jack Bauer -- they want to think with him, and try to figure out what Jack would do, because Jack often (although not always) does the right thing. And the right thing is not always politically correct when it comes to Jack Bauer's interrogation of Muslim Jihadist terrorists and other menaces to society.

Jack Bauer now has an equal, former FBI agent Renee Walker, portrayed by Annie Wershing. Renee Walker started outas being rather timid in 24's Season 7, but, due to Jack Bauer's influence, has now graduated to the school of extreme politcal incorrectness, and people love it. Would any of this be fun and addicting if everyone on 24 always did the politically correct thing? We all know the answer to this one is a big fat "NO."

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Renee Walker: Female Jack Bauer Intrigues 24 Fans

Renee Walker (Annie Wersching) is the former FBI Agent in 24's Season 7, and, should Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) ever leave the show, it is my belief that Renee Walker would be an excellent replacement for Jack Bauer.

That being said, the reality is that not having Jack Bauer on 24 would be equal to eating bread without butter, only worse! One thing for sure is that Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) and Renee Walker (Annie Wersching) team up again for exciting viewing in 24: Season 8

Evidently Jack Bauer did not actually convert to the Muslim religion, contrary to what many fans thought might be a possibility in 24: Season 7. *See My Related Posts below. Muslim Jihadist terrorist issues are being played out once more in the first 4 hours of 24: Season 8.


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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

24 Season 8 Finds Jack Bauer Alive And NOT A Muslim

24 Season 8: The good news is that Jack Bauer is alive and NOT a Muslim. Yes, Jack Bauer is alive and well on Fox TV's 24, Season 8. Kiefer Sutherland, aka Jack Bauer on the popular Fox TV series, was a guest on ABC's 'Live with Regis and Kelly Show' on Thursday, January 14.

I happened to catch the interview with Kiefer Sutherland. Kiefer Sutherland, who portrays Jack Bauer on Fox TV's 24 series, said that he is very excited about Season 8.

Kiefer Sutherland mentioned that in 24 Season 8 Jack Bauer now has something to go home to, because Jack Bauer, now a grandfather, wants to go back home to be with his daughter Kim, and his grandchild.

Kiefer Sutherland also mentioned that Jack Bauer will go into "dark places" in Season 8, so 24 fans might just get a dose of what they have been waiting for, as 24's Season Premier starts tonight, Sunday January 17th, at 9/8c. 

24 Season 8 also begins in the Middle East. I hope this means that 24 writers, having made a serious blunder at the end of Season 7, when they had Jack Bauer confessing to a Muslim Imam on his supposed deathbed, have now rectified that mistake. 

I want to see Jack Bauer in 24 Season 8, the CTU hero and defender of American soil, who will do whatever it takes to destroy terrorist plots and terrorism, especially those planned by Muslim Jihadist terrorists.

Yes, I want to see the politically incorrect Jack Bauer tracking down evil Muslim Jihadist terrorists. I don't want to see Jack Bauer confessing to a Muslim Imam, and neither do a lot of devoted 24 fans. 

24 fans all over the world are anticipating Season 8 in the hopes that it will give them what they want: the real Jack Bauer!

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Monday, January 18, 2010

GOP Ahead In Upcoming Primary Elections

According to "The New York Times Week in Review," the GOP is ahead in several upcoming midterm Primary elections: 

President Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat might soon be filled by Rep. Mark Kirk, a moderate Republican from Chicago, in the February 2 primary. Mark Kirk is being challenged by an even more conservative candidate, Patrick Hughes (a Tea Party antitax group is backing Mr. Hughes). 1

"Mr. Kirk, who is favored to win the Feb. 2 primary, is one of many well-known Republican candidates this year who are facing or are expected to face more conservative challengers whose supporters are fueled by angry discontent with the Obama administration and more moderate elements of their own party." 1

Californian Senator Barbara Boxer, democrat, could possibly find her seat filled by conservative State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore in November. 1

"Already, the retirement plans of three prominent Democrats, Senators Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut and Byron L. Dorgan of North Dakota, and Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. of Colorado, have put an early bounce in the step of Republicans." 1

Is the tide turning? Is there a trend back to conservative politics in America? Brian Walsh, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, had this to say: “But at the end of the day in poll after poll it's the Republican candidates who are ahead of Democrat candidates in all of these states.” 1

 In Primary Battles, the G.O.P. Takes On Itself
Published: January 9, 2010

A version of this article appeared in print on January 10, 2010, on page WK4 of the New York edition.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Napolitano Offers Zero Homeland Security For 18 Republican Leaders

On January 5 The Conservative Victory Committee wrote a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano requesting Janet Napolitano's voluntary resignation.

The last sentence in this letter, signed by Congressman Michael C. Burgess (R-Texas)and 17 other conservative leaders, states: "Please, Madame Secretary, do the right thing - for our nation, and its people." 

Here is an excerpt from the letter: 
"We are concerned that your performance as Secretary has not been consistent with the high standards required of your job. You have made decisions that are at best highly questionable; at worst erroneous - sometimes dangerously so. And you have on several occasions said things that have been reckless, and demonstrate a lack of understanding of the perilous realities which threaten us as a nation.
We face threats of enormous proportions on several fronts, most notably from terrorists who wish to - and have demonstrated that they have the ability to - commit acts of violence in order to kill Americans and disrupt our way of life. Your past performance and lack of judgment do not give us confidence that you are able to protect the American people against these threats." 
If you recall, CONSERVATIVE WORDSMITH.COM published a post on December 28, 2009, entitled "No Tears For 2009, Thanks to Economic Woes, Health Care, Homeland Security, And A Politically Correct Liberal White House" about Secretary ofHomeland Security Janet Napolitano refusing to use the word "terrorism."

Napolitano said that she preferred to use the word (which is not a real word) "man-caused" disasters. In my post I wrote (quoting myself):
"It is scary that Janet Napolitano, the person Americans are supposed to trust regarding their security from terrorists, particularly Islamic Jihadist terrorists, finds the word "terrorism" to be politically incorrect."
It is interesting to note that the words and sentiments of 18 respected conservative leaders bear an uncanny  resemblance to my own words. Here is what the letter they wrote to Napolitano had to say about this matter:
"And in March, you made the bizarre announcement that terrorist acts would no longer be called what they are - terrorist acts. They would instead be called 'man-caused disasters.' This sort of semantic amorphousness typifies your misunderstanding of the gravity of the position you hold and the import of that with which you are charged -- the safeguarding of the homeland and the American people."
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Monday, January 4, 2010

Rush Limbaugh Says He Is Proof That American Health Care System Works Just Fine

According to an article in today's New York Daily News, Rush Limbaugh said that His own experience proves the American health care system works just fine and needs no fixing.

In typical liberal fashion, "Defenders of the Obama plan replied that the health care system has always worked just fine for multimillionaires."

My interpretation of Rush Limbaugh's statement about the American health care system is that Rush was referring to the quality of health care he received. Being a millionaire is not the point.

And let's not forget that many of Obama liberal representatives have excellent health care coverage, the kind that caters to multimillionaires.

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Rush Limbaugh Rushes Back To New York's WABC 770 AM Radio This Wednesday

RushPopular Conservative Talk Show host Rush Limbaugh will return to the air waves on Wednesday, January 6, according to an article published today by the New York Daily News.

Limbaugh will be making "guest visits" to his show today and tomorrow, speaking with fill-in host Mark Steyn, then he will be back in the host's chair Wednesday. His show is heard in New York on WABC (770 AM), from noon to 3 p.m.
So sorry to disappoint all of you not-so-well liberal wishers, but Rush Limbaugh is alive and well, and, as I reported a few days ago, did not have a heart attack.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Conservative Blogospheric Site For Politically Incorrect Conservatives And Wordsmiths

CONSERVATIVE WORDSMITH.COM is your conservative home on the Internet, a place where you can read fresh, conservative posts in a warm and friendly blogospheric atmosphere. Conservative Wordsmith Susan Baldwin believes in exploring everything that matters. Everyone is welcome to subscribe to CONSERVATIVE WORDSMITH.COM. There is no catch or fee attached to your subscription. 

If you are tired of politically correct liberal or conservative thinking, you will be pleasantly surprised to find that compassionate and tolerant conservatism does not need to be politically correct about using words like Muslim (Islamic) Jihadist Terrorists.

In fact, CONSERVATIVE WORDSMITH.COM is not a site that is afraid of using the word "terrorism." The events of 9/11  will never be forgotten at CONSERVATIVE WORDMSMITH.COM headquarters, which consists of one tiny, energetic woman of wit, Conservative Wordsmith Susan Baldwin. 

The time to put aside the negative problems of 2009, issues that almost everyone has experienced, has arrived with the new year 2010.

Let us (conservatives) go forth into 2010 with new vigor, creativity, assertiveness, and faith in the conservative values we cherish. We conservatives should never be afraid to be politically incorrect or to express our thoughts and opinions to the liberal world at large.

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Rush Limbaugh: "The pain was real, and they don't know what caused it"

According to Fox, Conservative Talk Show Host Rush Limbaugh, in referring to his recent chest pains, said "'The pain was real, and they don't know what caused it.'" "Doctors said he did not have a heart attack or heart disease."

Rush Limbaugh held a press conference at The Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, at 1 PM PST on Friday, January 1, in which He stated that he was being released from the hospital.

Author's Note: Please see my related post. A new twist on an old saying might be appropriate here: Attention Liberal Journalists with unseemly words stemming forth from thy mouths: Don't count on conservatives with chest pains not going back on the air before you have all the facts.

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CHAPTER XXVII. Of Unseemly Words, and the Respect due to Others. 
SAINT JAMES says, “If any man offend not in word, the same is, a perfect man.” 130130 S. James iii. 2. Beware most watchfully against ever uttering any unseemly expression; even though you may have no evil intention, those who hear it may receive it with a different meaning.
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