An Odd Citizen’s Search For Vanishing Freedoms

Now we hear that “US troops won’t be used to stop illegal immigration”:

US National Guard troops being sent to the Mexican border will be used to stem the flow of guns and drugs across the frontier and not to enforce US immigration laws, the State Department said Wednesday.

So how are they going to do that? […]

Click the image below for an interesting historical insight into where the “progressives” led by the sun god are taking us today.

Thanks to DougRoss@Journal blog.

The socialist state is closing in on you and me.
1) The health care law requires all transactions totaling $600 or more (cumulatively over a year) to trigger IRS 1099 reports. That means the government will know who you get money from and whom you pay it to.
2) Thousands of new IRS agents will be […]

As mentioned before in this blog, hidden in the health care legislation is a new IRS requirement that will result in a massive paperwork increase for every business in the country. It will cost thousands of dollars and countless hours to comply with this new requirement to report 1099’s for all transactions over $600. […]

A Yuba City, California woman, Victoria Helen Roger-Vasselin, was shot dead by two police officers who were called by census worker. The census worker complained that he or she was confronted by an armed man. Roger-Vasselin reportedly confronted the police officers with a shotgun and refused to put it down when ordered. […]

That’s three in a row for the big apple. First Rudi Giuliani, who thought nothing of destroying reputations of honest Wall Street businessmen, perp-walking them, charging and humiliating them in the press, then when the publicity wore off his charges were dismissed by the judges. They didn’t get their reputations back, and Rudi […]

What’s new today? Too much to complain about, that’s what:
Greece and all of Europe in a meltdown over excessive government spending on welfare programs and lavish unionized public employee compensation leading to massive public debt. Devaluation of the Euro is likely after they go through their own TARP (including a significant U.S. exposure), […]

In an earlier post I spoke out about the paperwork burden that Obamacare was certain to impose on all of us. Here’s another specific example: Health care law’s massive, hidden tax change Under this provision hidden in the law’s 2,400 pages all purchase transactions of $600 or more in goods or services would […]

Mr. (Glib) Gibbs reports that President Obama, the Sun God, is on the case. He’s using his immense expertise to examine what caused the market blow-out on Thursday and doesn’t rule out sabotage.
What fun. So let me enter the conspiracy game by suggesting that the cause of the market blowout was a mistake […]

How often we hear liberal democrats brag about their efforts to prevent violations of our civil rights — the Patriot Act, Wire Tapping — Edgar Hoover and the Evil Bush Administration, etc.
Well, now we have bills in congress such as the so-called Immigration Reform bill that proposes national ID Cards, and the Financial Reform Bill […]

From Maggies Farm, an article about a Vietnamese government request to “present its case” to Vietnamese-Americans. Congressman Cao of Louisiana, the only Vietnamese-American in the U.S. congress had the rectitude to call the communist tyrants by their right name in his letter of reply. Letter to Deputy Minister Nguyen Than Son.
Communists, whether Vietnamese, Chinese, […]

Should we laugh? Should we cry? Should we prosecute?

Chris Horner, author of “How Obama‚Äôs Green Policies Will Steal Your Freedom and Bankrupt America” believes that the Cap & Trade bill currently being considered by the Senate will yield the the tax gusher that Obama needs to fund his out-of-control government juggernaut. Bigger and even less visible than the VAT, Cap & Trade […]

Here we go again. The “Finance Reform” bill in the house reportedly includes a provision to enable the FTC to regulate the internet. So what does the FTC have to do with finance reform? The Democrats can’t restrain their inclination to use every device at their disposal to clamp down on non-governmental economic […]