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If the truth is what sets us free, what does it mean to live in a society where truth is absent?
The danger to America is not a single politician with ill intent. Or even a group of them. The most dangerous thing any nation faces is a citizenry capable of trusting a liar to lead them.
“Almost all current events in the affairs of governments and nations have their parallels and precedents in the past,” American President Harry Truman wrote, “without an understanding of history, we are doomed to repeat our collective past.” Has any leader’s lies from the past dramatically shaped people’s destiny?
The Nazi’s, who comprised less than 10% of the German population, compelled millions of people to head for gas chambers in a docile manner. 10 MILLION PEOPLE! How did they do THAT? The Nazis were overwhelmingly outnumbered. They could easily have been overpowered. Why didn’t people resist?
The answer is breathtakingly simple. It is a method still being used by some elected leaders to achieve various goals today.
Adolf Eichmann, known as “The Master”, set about implementing the “Final Solution” as if he were the president of a multinational corporation. His intricate stories, were designed to ensure the cooperation of the condemned (but unknowing) Jews. Accompanied by an entourage of no more than thirty local men — mostly unarmed -Eichmann would address the crowd in a strong, clear voice.
This is what he said:
“Jews: At last, it can be reported to you that the Russians are advancing on our eastern front. I apologize for the hasty way we brought you into our protection. Unfortunately, there was little time to explain. You have nothing to worry about. We want only the best for you. You will leave here shortly and be sent to very fine places indeed. You will work there, your wives will stay at home, and your children will go to school. You will have wonderful lives. We will all be terrible crowded on the trains, but the journey is short. Men? Please keep your families together and board the railcars in an orderly manner. Quickly now, my friends, we must hurry!”
The Jewish husbands and fathers were relieved by the explanation and comforted by the fact that there weren’t more armed soldiers. Fear of “heinous Russian Communists” had been pounded over the media to the masses for months. Relieved that the authorities were looking out for their best interests, grown, strong men, who could have resisted, instead trustingly helped their families into the rail cars. The containers, designed to transport eight cows, were each packed with a minimum of one hundred human beings and quickly padlocked.
At that moment, they were lost.
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free,” said Thomas Jefferson, “. . . . The people cannot be safe without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe.”
History shows that any people who are sheep-like in following their leadership (so long as their personal self-interests are satisfied) may one day awaken to find that their nation has changed in dramatic ways.
-Do YOU think lying to get elected is acceptable? Especially when you believe the candidate’s intention is to get elected to do GOOD WORKS?
-Who are the “good guys” and who are the “bad guys”?
-Would truth be a starting point for telling the difference?
-What is our nation’s course? Do you believe that one can determine a probable destination by examining the direction in which we are traveling? Where are we headed?
The only way to know a person who aspires to lead us is to listen to what he says and watch what he does. Frankly, what I think of any current or past leader of the United States is irrelevant. The questions most important to YOU in regard to this subject should be: What criteria do YOU use?
It doesn’t take MANY people to lead a nation in a direction that has serious repercussions on the liberty of OTHERS. Indeed, it has happened, here, in the United States. We have given up liberties for various reasons. WE MAY NEVER GET THEM BACK. And, things could turn even WORSE very rapidly.
Is SOMEONE lying to our country right now?
YOU get to answer that for yourself. My point is that each of us must STOP blindly believing everything someone with an agenda says.
TODAY WITH THE ADVENT OF THE INTERNET’S SEARCH ENGINES, it is simple to verify a politicians voting record, see videos of the politician on youtube to check out the politician’s consistency and whether or not he or she keeps his or her promises.
We MUST do our best to change our country’s direction and to put the best people possible in office. People who will DO what they believe is RIGHT and TRUE.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we MUST DO. ~Leonardo DeVinci
Your life, the lives of your children and the lives of your grandchildren may depend upon you demanding THE TRUTH and NOTHING LESS.
- Why Do We Let Politicians Get Away With Lying? (outsidethebeltway.com)
- A Tidal Wave of Political Liars Lying (jonrappoport.wordpress.com)
- Partisan Politics: Dems and Reps Both Say It’s OK For Their Politicians to Lie to Get Elected (reason.com)
- The Propaganda Society (mike10613.wordpress.com)
- HR 5736 – A Bill to Establish An Orwellian Truth Ministry (independentsentinel.com)
- Astonishing Parallels: Nazi Rhetoric and James Dobson (biblethumpingliberal.com)
- Russian Journalist Exposes Propaganda Lies about Houla Massacre (sjlendman.blogspot.com)
- Why Don’t the Corrupt Players On Wall Street and In D.C. Show Remorse for Their Destructive Actions … And Why Don’t We Stop Them? (washingtonsblog.com)
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Volunteer today at the Republican Victory Center in Elkhart!
The Elkhart Republican Victory Center made the THIRD most phone calls last week of any political phone bank the nation. Only two political phone banks, both located in Chicago, made more calls. Many of those calls turned out to be incomplete calls registered to dead people.
Congratulations to top caller, extraordinaire, Joan Bice who has made 4,207 calls so far. Joan is a worker. She wasn’t FINISHED calling when I left
Please consider devoting at least an hour or so a week to being part of this WINNING TEAM. The Victory Center is air conditioned. There are snacks and drinks. There is pizza for dinner. And best of all–the people you will meet are fun and like-minded.
Elkhart Republican Victory Center
1620 South Nappanee
Contact Ben Parsons: (574) 612-8725 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On August 2, 5 GOP candidates seeking re-election to the Tennessee State legislature discovered just how dangerous it can be to disdain the wishes of those conservatives who helped put them in office. More…
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Mr. Bennett has a big choice. He either steps this monster back and lets the legislature and the people we elected to represent us to VOTE on adopting common core, or he faces an election issue and the wrath of Hoosier moms.
The TEA Party has caught on to this federal takeover of our education system and how quickly Indiana adopted these standards with most of us unaware. We are moms and dads who have children in the system and we refuse to let the state of Indiana hand them over to the Federal Government. We refuse to let them become public experiments.
I call on Tony Bennett to rescind the adoption of the Common Core standards and BRING BACK CONTROL TO OUR TEACHERS AND COMMUNITIES. If he does this, he has our full support.
Kosciusko Silent NO More
Common Core now a federal education threat
Not everyone is happy with Common Core–even as a project of the states. It is being criticized as potentially very expensive and likely to impede achievement by creating a “race to the middle”. Many of the standards Indiana gave up, for example, are tougher than the ones in Common Core. A single set of standards, whether voluntarily adopted by states or arbitrarily imposed by the federal government, suffers from the effect of centralization, which stifles innovation and risks the “universal mistake” phenomenon.
Common Core no longer advertises its standards as “internationally bench marked.” It now claims only that they are “informed by” the standards of other countries. Dr. Sandra Stotsky, who served on the Common Core Validation Committee, has said the committee was never given any information “on the specific college readiness expectations of other leading nations in
mathematics or language and literature.”
Professors at Stanford, New York University, and the University of Pennsylvania agree that the Standards are not comparable to those of other high-achieving countries.
Read more HERE.
- Should local education be turned over to the feds? (elkhartcountygrassrootshub.wordpress.com)
- Indiana Superintendent: Obama Administration Nationalized Common Core Standards (heritage.org)
- Education chief put on the spot (educationviews.org)
Last night, the Texas GOP chose Tea Party-Backed Ted Cruz over David Dewhurst for Senate. Cruz scored a stunning upset over a longtime Texas state officeholder in a Republican U.S. Senate primary runoff on Tuesday, transforming Cruz into a national conservative star and marking a resurgence of the movement to shrink the size of U.S. government.
Cruz, 41, a former state solicitor general who has never held elected office, became the third insurgent Republican this year to defeat an establishment Republican in a U.S. Senate primary.
He scored a surprisingly comfortable victory with about 56 percent of the vote to about 44 percent for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who a year ago was considered the front-runner.
Many have been saying that the ‘tea party’ movement is dead, but the win by Cruz sends a signal to “moderate Republicans” nationwide, according to Ross Baker, an expert on American politics at Rutgers Universityin New Brunswick, New Jersey.
“Make sure your voting record passes muster with the Tea Party, or you’re in big trouble,” said Baker.
- In Texas, a test for the Tea Party (cbsnews.com)
- Ted Cruz wins Texas Republican Senate primary election 56-44 (winteryknight.wordpress.com)
- Cruz Control (nationalreview.com)
- The Year of the Tea Party Senators continues – Tea Party Nation (gds44.wordpress.com)
- ‘Tea Party’ Candidate Battles Veteran Republican in Texas Senate Primary Race (blogs.voanews.com)
“[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, – who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia.” —George Mason, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788
CONTROL THE GUNS AND YOU CONTROL THE PEOPLE…Warning: Graphic Violence. This disturbing video clearly demonstrates the consequences of centralizing government power and disarming citizens.
After guns were banned in Australia…
The text for the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has been leaked. Read it HERE.
- Constitutional Lawyer Considers the U.N. Small Arms Treaty (independentsentinel.com)
- Second Amendment: It’s Not About Hunting, It’s About Tyranny (mountainrepublic.net)
- George Mason (libertyendanger.com)
- Death By Democide: The Reason We Have The 2nd Amendment (johnmalcolm.me)
- George Mason – A Study in Patriotism (libertyendanger.com)
The key to freedom is the ability to defend yourself. Unless you have the tools to do that, then you will be at the mercy of whomever wants to put you away.
Guns are deeply rooted within Swiss culture – but the gun crime rate is so low that statistics are not even kept.
This is in a very large part due to Switzerland’s unique system of national defense, developed over the centuries.
Instead of a standing, full-time army, the country requires every man to undergo some form of military training for a few days or weeks a year throughout most of their lives.
Between the ages of 21 and 32 men serve as frontline troops. They are given an M-57 assault rifle and 24 rounds of ammunition which they are required to keep at home.
Once discharged, men serve in the Swiss equivalent of the US National Guard, but still have to train occasionally and are given bolt rifles. Women are encouraged to own firearms, but they may choose not to own them.
- On the whole Dave, I would rather be in Switzerland (dailymail.co.uk)
- An inside look at Switzerland’s seriously ambitious startup scene (thenextweb.com)