Archive for December, 2011

What Price The First Amendment?

December 26, 2011

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances”.

Words. Simple and direct. No society on Earth had ever heard their like before… they were truly as revolutionary as the revolution that spawned them. It was the beginning of the evolution of the freest, most open and dynamic nation/state in history. Cobbled together from a handful of often cantankerous and contrarily independent colonies. How, then, were these wildly disparate groups of peoples forged into the instrument for truth and freedom that is the United States of America?

We know that we stand on the shoulders of giants. Even a cursory glance through our founding documents reveals them to be the inspired works of thoughtful, highly educated (most of them were reading Homer in the original Greek by the time they were 12 or 13 and doing trigonometry and calculus as well) men who risked everything to birth this nation of free men, against odds that reason said were impossible.

Information was passed from person to person. The papers of the period were mostly one page ‘broadsheets’ which could often be found plastered to the wall of the local tavern. Political views and opinions were often printed in pamphlets which were circulated through the towns and villages. There were no ‘professional’ journalists… only individual Americans speaking their minds and hearts.

The founders realized that a free and independent press was critical to having a free and open society. There is nothing at all in the Constitution, Bill of Rights or the Declaration of Independence that defines journalism. One does not have to pass some sort of litmus test to be a writer or a citizen journalist. At least until now, it seems.

Judge Hernandez

A federal judge has decided to take it upon himself to define what, in his liberally-inspired mind, is the definition of a journalist. He’s already way off the reservation as far as the Constitution is concerned. Judge Marco Hernandez ruled that blogging was not journalism and bloggers were not journalists. It didn’t help that the subject of this legal action was one Crystal Cox, a blogger who is being sued for defamation.

That Ms.Cox was obviously way, way off base is readily apparent when reading the available documentation. The very first paragraph she wrote in the blog in question says it all. She stated, “There are several reasons why I claim Kevin Padrick, Obsidian Finance, is a thug, thief and a liar”. Pretty obvious to me why she’s in hot water. Bloggers and journalists have backed away from this story like it was the bubonic plague.

Responsible journalism and responsible blogging journalism are one and the same thing. The facts are that you will, on any given day, find more truthful, cogent reporting in the journalistic blogosphere than all of the supposed main stream media combined. This uber-liberal Oregon federal judge should break out his copy of the Constitution, open it and read it… something which I’m sure is foreign to him.

This first amendment to our Constitution is the rock to which all of the other amendments are anchored. Protect it we must… protect it we will.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011


To Newt, Or Not To Newt.

December 17, 2011

I really hesitated to write this article now, because the field for the Republican nomination remains fluid. As a matter of record, I will support whoever we eventually bring forth to do battle with MaoBama.

I think that as things stand right now, any Republican candidate can defeat Barack Hussein Obama, except Ron Paul. Ron Paul, though he has a small organization of dedicated fanatics, is a total crackpot on anything to do with foreign policy, defense or the military. He cannot win and will not advance beyond Ohio.

It’s never easy to take out an incumbent president and this one is no exception. But, if the election were held today in several swing states, Obama would lose to either Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney.

The really scary part of the tale for the ‘Beloved Leader’ is that his DeMarxist Party has been shedding real registered Democrats like water from a duck’s back. According to the National Journal, some 825,000 registered Democrats have exited the party since 2008. Many of these expatriated Democrats are from key battleground states.

So while Obama continues to genuflect to the loony left and cater to the lowest common denominator of his leftist coalition, Democrats who have experienced Obama’s Amerika are fleeing the party in their thousands. The Lame Stream Press, that odiferous symbiont of leftist dogma, has done all it can to destroy each of the Republican presidential candidates in turn. Starting with Sarah Palin, though she was never an announced candidate, then going on to savage every Conservative possible presidential aspirant just as quickly as they emerged to threaten the MaoBama regime. They haven’t seen the end of Sarah either, but that’s a tale for another day.

Democrat strategists were quite smug about having taken out a succession of GOP contenders. Almost as smug as the GOP beltway crowd who have taken on the mantle of kingmaker. The GOP so-called establishment (which they deny exists) has been carrying water for the DeMarxists for far too long. The GOP presidential hopefuls didn’t have to worry about the DNC or the Lame Stream leftist press. It was our supposed own who did the DeMarxists dirty work for them. The most obvious result is that it hasn’t worked.

Newt Gingrich is a complex guy. He has flaws. I also believe that Newt can be directed when he gets off of the reservation with one of his brainstorms. A VP running-mate like Herman Cain or Michele Bachmann, someone grounded in Conservative constitutional principles, would tend to keep Newt on track. I’m not sure that Newt’s the guy. The process still has to shake itself out, and as Rush has been saying… not a single vote has yet to be cast.

I do know that many Conservative Tea Party types, like myself, are thoroughly disgusted with the GOP. We strongly resent the establishment undermining our primary process for their own nefarious purposes. I think it’s going to backfire on them badly. It could even conceivably result in the end of the Republican Party as we know it.

But, regardless of who remains standing at the end, we have but one mission… the defeat of Barack Hussein Obama and the destruction of the Marxists in America.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011


GOP… In Absentia.

December 10, 2011

What is it that the Washington Republican establishment and the DeMarxists of Barack Hussein Obama’s regime have in common with one another? Status quo. The Marxi-Socialists attempting to enslave this free country of free people strongly wish to maintain the status quo of their Marxist Chief, Barack Obama. The Beltway-Georgetown ‘insider’ Republicrats, on the other hand, have an agenda altogether different.

The tenacity with which the Washington Republican establishment has sought to control and direct the Republican primary process has not gone unnoticed by Americans, and it appears to be backfiring. Not that you’d know it by the mindless bleatings of the Lame Stream Press. There’s an awful lot of noise out there regarding Mitt Romney (the GOP establishment presumed candidate), the man the LSM and the Obama camp would like to run against.

Almost every average polling result shows President Obama beating Romney. Okay, that explains why the lefties are enamored of the too smooth and somewhat oily Mr. Romney. On the other hand, there’s good reason Mitt can’t get out of the twenties.

Conservatives don’t trust Romney. We see him for what he is. An opportunistic politician who, at one or more points in his career, has flipped on every major issue in the Conservative playbook. He started his career as a pro-choice liberal. Recent forays into what he calls Conservatism lack conviction.

Tear into his as-yet-to-be-stated immigration policy, and you’ll see someone who is fatally flawed on the whole question of illegal immigration. He mouths platitudes about illegals returning to their homes of origin to line up awaiting the issuance of ‘green cards’.

Mr. Romney has no intention of going around the country rousting felons who have broken the most fundamental law of our land. In addition, notice his language. He sticks assiduously to the oft-repeated liberal saw that there are some eleven million illegals presently residing in this country… most of whom are obtaining a plethora of goodies paid for by the citizens of America, thanks to many other pandering politicos just like Mitt Romney. America is a country built by immigrants, legal immigrants who came here to this land of freedom to become American.

The GOP is pushing Romney because he’s the most likely candidate to maintain the party status quo. They also think he may enable them to win the Senate away from Obama and the Marxists. This gives an insight to the way the inside the beltway mind works. The Repubics, sad to say, are so wrapped in their own arrogance that they in fact would not mind being faced with another four years of Barack Hussein Obama and his DeMarxist drive to destroy and enslave this country… if winning the Senate would mean a return to the cushy committee assignments and chairmanships of the good ol’ glory days of George Bush. They could then, in fact, become the do-nothing Congress while luxuriating in the power and greed that access to unlimited largesse brings. In this way, the Repubics have control without having to do anything.

Mitt Romney is a hip, slick and cool sort of politician. He is not to be trusted. Conservatives know it… that’s why he can’t break out of the low twenties. The establishment GOP has made the conscious decision to align themselves with the enemies of our way of life and the Constitution. They have placed themselves directly in the path of the Conservative Tea-Party juggernaut which has been quietly organizing out in the states and communities.

So, to the Karl Roves and George Wills out there… to all of the beltway pundits who have been wrong time after time… you’re going to get your lunch fed to you, and it’s going to be the Tea Party that does it.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011


I Am Sooo Fed Up…

December 4, 2011

And I’m not alone. No, not by several long-shots. I’m tired of watching good people be chewed up by the unholy alliance between the left and its symbiont, the Lame Stream Press. What bothers me even further is that ‘Republicans’ seldom, if ever, rally around one of our own. The RINO Republican establishment types quake in their boots every time an attack is launched against one of our people.

Such timidity may make the establishment types feel ‘secure’ and smug in their arrogance, but as we have seen with the establishment’s track record for picking winners… abysmal might fit the description.

I made no bones about my support for Herman Cain, though it fell short of an actual endorsement. Now, Herman Cain has officially withdrawn his candidacy. The perfect storm of bimbo eruptions bursting around him would have disrupted any campaign. It’s pretty obvious to me that this entire satire has been engineered by, and for, the Obama White House with the  help of a few ‘friends’ like David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel.

The final straw for Herman was the last bimbette trotted out by the left, Ginger White, who, in a fit of timing just all too cozy for belief, claimed to have had a thirteen year cross country affair with Cain which he unequivocally denies. Now, just like all the other claimants, she can’t or won’t specify one single specific date, time or location. She, just like all the others, seems to be a financial basket case. The only thing missing from this charade is the vulture-like Gloria Allred. I guess she lost interest when nothing came of her previous forays.

So it’s pretty obvious I’m still supportive of Herman Cain. It’s also obvious that he could not continue in the face of such an onslaught. It was far too painful for his family and threatened to distract the campaign from its primary purpose. Cain has promised to consider further action against those who have impugned his character and his reputation. I sincerely hope he does.

What’s more, I think we, of the Conservative News Media, need to take the bit in our own teeth and do some plain old hard-nosed investigative reporting. I just know there are some Conservative New Media hard noses around Atlanta who could ferret out the truth about Ms. Ginger. Having done a fair amount of investigative reporting myself, I’ll offer the most obvious of all clues to get you started.
Follow the money.

Conservatives are being asked to consider candidates that we really have visceral differences with. We must keep our focus where it belongs. It is imperative that Barack Hussein Obama is a one term president. Our country and our very culture are at stake. Obama and his thieves have ravaged their way through our economy like Attila and his hordes, leaving desolation and poverty in their wake. Nothing, absolutely nothing, is more important than his, and his party’s, defeat.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011