Posts Tagged ‘unbiased’

Our Constitutional Crisis

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Dear Friends,

 

It seems to me, the debt ceiling and government shutdown is not about spending, and it is not about winning or loosing a mere political battle, it is a Constitutional crisis. The needless rhetoric that has been thrown around during this debate has been a way to change the subject to mere name calling and fear mongering. The malpractice of the media that calls itself unbiased has been even more pathetic than usual and is a large part of why the real issue has been overlooked. Our republic is jeopardized by this type of emotional manipulation of us, by the political elite, the media and intellectuals.

 

The Constitutional principle in question is separation of powers and the power of Congress to control spending. This is the only fundamental power left to the neutered legislative branch of our government. In this debate, as it now appears, the Executive branch has seized almost all of the powers the Constitution bestowed on the Legislative branch. The power of the purse, as it is called, has now fallen to the Executive as has the power to legislate via the Bureaucracy. Once this episode is over the Legislative branch will have no power whatsoever. Even the power of oversight has been taken from the impotent Legislature by Executive privilege, stonewalling and outright lying under oath.

 

The rhetoric that has been used by Obama, the media and the democrats has been over the top. They have called the Tea Party wing of the republican party, bomb throwers, terrorists, and hostage takers among other detestable things. The toadies in the media have backed the progressive elite up even to the point of agreeing with them. Elenore Clift is one such example Sunday on the McLaughlin Group. To draw a moral equivalence between people who engage in such evil acts as killing innocents, with people who are making a principled stand for Constitutional rule, shows one of two things. Either those who draw the equivalence are horribly broken inside or they are liars. Both disqualify them from holding any power over anyone.

 

I hadn’t written The Frog and the Scorpion a month before the AP phone scandal broke. We later found out FOX news reporters phones were being tapped as well. The press feigned outrage but in fact quivered in their boots. Terrified of the power they had bestowed upon the new imperial President. Today news reporters have few sources and those they do meet them in dark alleys and fear they are being followed. Story after story has come out describing the fear the press holds of this president. In this latest struggle between the imperial president and the legislature, the media has uniformly followed the the talking points of their oppressor. Perhaps they have Stockholm Syndrome? Regardless, if it was out of fear, cognitive dissonance or blind obedience, they have done themselves and our country a great disservice.

 

The separation of powers was supposed to be a bulwark against an executive becoming imperial. Our republic was founded on the knowledge, historically tyranny has risen from the executive branch, in a republic. Montesquieu made the argument that the Judiciary should be separated from the Executive Branch to further weaken it and prevent this outcome. Our founding fathers agreed and placed the Judicial Branch into our Constitution. The provision for a free press was an idea incorporated into our Constitution as another means to prevent tyranny. As this sad episode has shown us, this president has effectively neutered the Legislative Branch, he has whipped the unbiased media into line, he disregards Judicial rulings, he enforces the law arbitrarily and he is caught lying to the American people without consequence. In the Federalist Papers Madison, Jay and Hamilton warn this would be the end of our republic and limited government. I fear that unless drastic measures are not taken, like impeachment or installing a NUMA, to reign in this president, WE will be the generation that lost liberty… to our eternal shame.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

John Pepin

Credit and Blame

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, blame is the property of republicans and credit is the bailiwick of democrats, regardless of facts. A case in point, the democrats will never sign a deal with the republicans to avoid the fiscal cliff, unless the republicans are positioned to take all responsibility for the resultant economic disaster looming in the next few years. To put a finer point on this idea, Obama knows the republicans are terrified of blame, and so will turn on their values, constituents and our country, to avoid it. The unbiased media will dutifully carry the water and blame the republicans for any and all negative outcomes while crediting democrats with any small good economic news.

This paradigm is the history of American politics in the Twentieth Century. Historical examples would fill volumes. Woodrow Wilson escaped all blame for the disastrous economic policies he enacted that put the US into a deeper recession in 1920 than the one Obama inherited. It was only the enlightened policies of Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge that created the economic conditions that led to the economic boom in the 1920’s. Herbert Hoover, the quintessential republican progressive, enacted typically Keynesian policies after the downturn of 1929. His policies were essentially exactly the same as Franklin Roosevelt, but Roosevelt was called a hero, despite the horrendous economy the US labored under during his entire term. Hoover was even blamed for the lack of rain during the Dust Bowl. Roosevelt was credited as a hero of the people despite his naked attacks on Our Constitution coupled with the poor economic performance of the country under his watch.

The unbiased media can be relied on, by the democrats and progressives, to do whatever is necessary to blame republicans and anyone who proposes a return to Constitutional rule. They leap to the defense of democrats and attack republicans at every turn. In the 1990’s Gingrich ran on a contract with America. It was called the contract ON America by the unbiased press. In it he pledged to balance the budget. For this he was called foolish. Clinton claimed it was impossible. When The republicans won the House of Representatives, for the first time since the Second World War, due to the contract with America, Gingrich enacted every segment of his plan. The result was vitriol piled on by the unbiased media… and a balanced budget. Gingrich was then driven from office and Clinton got the credit for Gingrich’s balanced budget.

Obama is doing everything in his power to drive the US off the fiscal cliff. The unbiased media ignore this fact and set up the republicans for blame if and when the talks fail. Obama has given the republicans a noose to put around their necks, by calling on them to declare what taxes they would raise, knowing they will happily hang themselves to get some credit. This sets up the republicans for the inevitable political backlash that will result from raising taxes, and the negative economic consequences, while Obama has taken all spending cuts off the table. Obama has no fear of receiving blame for anything that happens during his watch because it is the unbiased media’s job to ensure that political outcome.

Republicans are falling all over themselves to reach an agreement with the democrats because they know this too. They seek to avoid blame and garner some credit. They have given up on basic republican ideals like limited government, low taxes, and deficit reduction to try, futilely, to avoid blame. In doing so they guarantee blame will land at their doorstep. They are willing to stab their constituents in the back to get unbiased media praise. Praise that will never come their way. After this they will wring their hands why no one votes for them. Of course no one will vote for a political party that is willing to throw their constituents under the bus to garner favor with their political foes. This is why Romney had such a low turnout. He abandoned his base of 60%, of the US population, for the 10% of undecideds. He got the 10% and lost the 60%.

The upshot is that the republican party will either go the way of the Whigs, a new party rising to replace them, or they will stop seeking to avoid blame, embracing it and cater to their base. The pipe dream of an unbiased media, that gives a republican any credit for anything, is just that… political opium smoke. The future of the American experiment is at stake. The unbiased media have chosen sides, the political establishment has made their decision, it is only the American people who are left in the political wilderness. Our children’s future is put at risk by Obama’s policies, but blame is the bailiwick of republicans, and credit the territory of democrats, ensuring more of the same. To the detriment of everyone on the planet.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

The Threat of Media Bias

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, the biggest threat to our freedom and the liberty of our children, is a uniformly biased media. Not that Obama and his redistributive, socialist, policies are not a huge threat. In a liberal republic, if the media is uniformly biased against the side of liberty and for the side of tyranny, the republic is in dire risk. Since the media is the arbiter of information in a modern society, their skewing that information to vilify liberal capitalism and lionizing socialist redistribution, creates a people who are unable to make rational decisions. Rational decisions must have, as a prerequisite, accurate information. This problem is magnified when those extremely biased purveyors of the public’s information call themselves unbiased. This is indeed the biggest threat to our freedom because it corrodes our ability to make informed decisions.

The melt down in the Middle East is a perfect example. The unbiased media parrot the Obama administration’s obvious lie, that the attacks on the US embassies were entirely the fault of some film maker in California, exercising his first amendment right. This absurdity is paraded in front of the US citizenry as truth constantly. Even though Middle East leaders have said that it was a coordinated attack, planned far in advance and warned that they would happen days in advance. Disregarding the fact, the people who planned and carried out the attacks were not only emboldened by Obama’s actions, but were brought into power by Obama’s policies! Any republican President who presided over such a foreign policy fiasco would be drummed for office by the unbiased media. Instead the media change the subject. They ape the administration’s propaganda and attack the Republican candidate for pointing out the truth.

The example of the gaffs of Obama and Biden as compared to Romney and Ryan are amazing. Obama didn’t know how many States are in the United States of America! What a gaff that is. The unbiased media ignored it. Romney says the truth, that those people who are dependent on the government will not vote for him and are immune to his lower tax argument. The unbiased media pounced on him. They say he will not represent those that don’t vote for him. Yet they ignore Obama’s calls for class warfare. Clearly, Obama is not representing that segment of the population, that he vilifies.

There was a recent news article, that Eric Holder’s “Justice” department was cooperating with Media matters to spin information about Fast and Furious, among other scandals the truth challenged agency is embroiled in. Media matters is an organization the unbiased media go to as a adjudicator of ethics in journalism. NPR had a Sunday morning show where they examined the question of press bias. They always consulted a Media Matters representative. The weekly conclusion was… Ta ta ta da, that even if the press is biased they must not say so! This type of self serving tripe is how they really think. Now it appears that Media matters itself has a pro Obama agenda. Of course, Media Matters considers it ok to be biased… as long as you keep it hidden.

It recently came out that while reporters were covering the democratic party convention, “unbiased” reporters were donating to the Obama campaign, using pseudonyms! This is proof positive that they have an agenda and they try to keep it hidden. Those who believe so much in a candidate, they donate their own money to a campaign, are extremely unlikely to report fairly about that campaign. Logically they are biased.

Today on Bloomberg radio. (A bastion of progressive reporters). I heard a debate between reporters about the race. The theme was that Romney is unlikable. When you favor a candidate you always consider his or her opponent to be unlikeable. I ask you, is such an perspective based observation, reasonable for an unbiased reporter to make?

Speaking to likeability… Romney gives a ton of money and time to charity, he is a religious man, and he made his money from saving failing businesses. Romney came about his money in the traditional American way… he earned it. By every measure Obama is the antithesis of Harry S Truman. Harry Truman said, “Anyone who gets rich in politics is a God damned crook.” Obama made his millions from politics. By Harry Truman’s standard that makes Obama a crook. The unbiased media hated Harry Truman as well. They even printed that Truman lost the election before the votes were even counted! Which tells me that Harry Truman was not a member of the Elite. The media, who adored and worshiped at the feet of Roosevelt, despised Truman with a passion. They took sides then and they are taking sides now.

No correct decision can be made with inaccurate information. That is simply logical. Take a computer. The old saying goes, “garbage in, garbage out.” When any decision is based on faulty information the conclusion cannot be in harmony with reality. In the case of a computer program, the bugs and errors are a mere annoyance, but in the case of the future of Our republic, the outcome can be disastrous.

It is too late for today’s journalists… but tomorrow’s can be saved. Future reporters will have the ability to look back at these times, reflecting on the stupidity of their ancestors, and avoid their mistakes. They will understand, it is in their own best interests, to inform the public of their personal biases. Not that a bias makes it impossible to convey news, but it is important for those that do so, to let the reader know that there is one and what it is, so the reader can judge the information in the proper context. This allows the citizenry to make more informed decisions about the pressing questions at hand. To intentionally lie in the face of the truth is malfeasance of the highest order, future journalists will shake their heads that it was ever done, and go about their calling with a degree more virtue than today’s.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Faction in the Modern World

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Dear Friends,

It seems to me that faction is a bigger threat to our Constitutional republic today than at any time in our history. That is a pretty big statement, considering that we have fought a Civil War, as atonement for the evil of slavery, and all the other times faction has threatened our liberties. The threat of faction has been known and understood since Madison wrote Federalist Paper #10. That faction is a bigger threat today, speaks more about the characteristic of faction in modern society, than the nature of faction as a whole. If I am correct, and faction poses a greater threat to our freedoms and the liberties of our children than at any other time in American history, we must all wake up and address this threat, else we will leave our children a far worse state of affairs, than our parents did us.

In Federalist paper #10 Madison wrote that faction is the biggest threat to a republic. Faction, being like fire and liberty being like oxygen, the way to control faction is not to starve it of oxygen, (liberty) but to pit faction against faction. I am of course paraphrasing his words but the meaning is correct. By pitting faction against faction his theory, and the theory of the US Constitution, is that if faction is always fighting turf wars, no one faction can grow sufficiently large to take over the apparatus of the State. Madison warned that if some faction gained total control of two of the branches of government then our liberty would be threatened. He was adamant about this.

One of the bulwarks against this happening is the free press enjoyed in the US. The free press being able to point out when any single faction in society is becoming too large. A free press was considered one of the controls on the predilection of the Elite to usurp power. This control has worked sometimes better, sometimes worse, but all in all it has been a moderately sufficient safeguard in the past. Today however, we have a media that calls itself unbiased, yet they have a demonstrable bias toward a single faction, showing absolute contempt for our intelligence. This faction was briefly in charge of all three branches of government and still has hegemony over two. The Executive and the Judicial. Control of the Legislative branch is tenuously limited, by the inclusion of a few that are not in that faction, but they are incessantly vilified by the unbiased press for it.

The two party system was another protection against the vicissitudes of faction. If there are only two parties, then all factions must squeeze into one or the other party, thus limiting their overall power. Various factions would have to commingle within each party in order to have some seat at the table. The two party system worked well throughout most of our history but recently has become an impediment due to the pernicious nature of the one faction. This faction has penetrated both parties. The democrat party is under total control of this faction and the Elite in the republican party are loyal to this faction as well. There is only a small minority, growing to be sure, but nevertheless a small faction within the republican party that resists the advance of these people.

Joesph Schumpeter said that free markets and liberty cannot long last. His dire prediction was based on the fact that, once a person becomes wealthy their first order of business is to close the door behind them, so that no one else can pass through the portal to wealth, they did. This doesn’t make the rich bad… it makes them human. The means to this end being ever increasing regulation. As Milton Friedman said, when a business man is confronted with a superior competitor he has two options, the first is to ramp up his business to effectively compete and the other is to turn to government and regulate the competitor away. It is the responsibility of the electorate to control the avarice of the wealthy by the popular vote.

Now we have one faction that seeks to regulate the people while resisting the most basic controls on their actions. They use populist rhetoric to convince us that they work in our best interests, but even a cursory knowledge of human nature shows, this is mere folly. No one works against their own interests. Those very few that have, are given the attribution… Saints and the Christ. To believe that people who seek to control us with arbitrary power, only seek the interests of society, eschewing their own is blindness. The progressive faction is nearing their complete victory over our Constitutional republic, destroying their mortal enemy, the free market and imposing arbitrary rule on us and our children.

All is not lost however. We still have suffrage and the unconventional media. This blog being an example. We can use that power given to us by the Founding Fathers and turn the tide, for at best a few more years, or we can stand aside and allow the demise of our republic, and with it, our liberty, opportunity and safety. It is up to us to be rational maximizers, to stand in the way of the progressive agenda, for the sake of those we love most, or, we can accept the part of useful idiot. I for one, have no interest in being a useful idiot and ceding our republic to a single faction, no matter how flowery their rhetoric… Do you?

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Hate, Envy and Intolerance

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, the progressive’s passion for power has reduced them to embracing hate, intolerance and envy, as the entirety of their being. This is the preferred bait the progressives, in both the democrat and republican parties, use to ensnare us. Most people don’t think these are very attractive attributes, but the American left is so full of anger and loathing, they cannot see themselves with any perspective whatsoever. The application of hate to politics, while eschewing love and tolerance, and calling the tolerant, hatemongers, is the highest form of hypocrisy. This bodes poorly for the US and the World if the hate filled, intolerant and envious progressives hold power much longer.

Intolerance was on display in Chick Fil A. The progressives can not tolerate a different perspective. When the owner of the franchise said he is in favor of traditional marriage the progressives went into an intolerant hate filled rage. To accept traditional marriage is a reasonable stance to take but is unacceptable to the progressive politicians and media. They called for boycotts of the stores and their rhetoric became as vitriolic as it was irrational. Their intolerance of other points of view oozed to the surface like algal slime from the bottom of an anaerobic pond.

The American left show their hatred for the American Constitution daily. From Obama claiming the Constitution is flawed because it is a charter of negative liberties, to Diane Feinstein’s assertion that Our Constitution gives government unlimited power, they show their loathing for Our Constitution in their words, actions and rhetoric. But their hate doesn’t stop there.

The American left despises Christianity, limited government, freedom to become wealthy, unborn children, traditional marriage, capitalism, SUVs, freedom of thought, freedom of moral expression, the list goes on and on. They are happy to describe their hatred for you… just ask. What is it about a cross on a hill, the progressives find so obnoxious that they spend so much time, money and political capital eliminating? If you are that intolerant of a silent reminder, far from the beaten path, to those that died in the First World War, protecting your right to say and believe what you want, maybe you should do a little introspection and find out why you are so filled with hate and intolerance.

Envy is a powerful emotion and it is used daily by the progressives. Their constant drumbeat of class warfare shows, not only their attachment to envy, but also highlights their intolerance and hate. The Elite progressives are universally richer than rich, but they vilify wealth, as though every wealthy person got his or her money from genetics, political corruption or gambling/prostitution… like they did. They call people who have met some need of their customers and society evil and call for confiscatory tax rates be applied to others. But… when a rich guy stands in front of me, and claims he wants to hurt the rich, I know I am being lied to. To do that he or she must injure themselves and they are far too selfish to ever do that.

They achieve the highest reaches of insanity when they make baseless attacks on Romney’s taxes. Harry Reid made the libelous statement on the floor of the Senate that Romney hadn’t paid any taxes for ten years! This kind of personal baseless attack, is the epitome of hatred… and envy. Reid sought, by his libelous attack, to make the American people envious and hate Romney… like Reid does. But the truth is, Romney did something productive to get his wealth, Reid made his fortune from political corruption, gambling and prostitution… like the mafia. If anyone should be wary of casting dispersions it should be Harry Reid. They claim it is openness that the progressives seek, if that is so, then what about Obama’s college records? Who paid for those expensive universities? What were the grades of the smartest man in history? But, it is plain that openness is not what the left seeks, they seek hatred of their foes, envy of the wealth of producers, and entrenched intolerance of any view they do not hold.

These are just a very few examples of how the American left show their profound hate, intolerance and envy. They attack that which has made the US the most productive and wealthy nation in World history. The human race is far better off that free market capitalism has been allowed to flourish here. They would allow their hatred to get in the way of future human progress, in fact, the progressives actually seek to return us to the days of serfdom. They seek the destruction of the freedoms the US Constitution provide, not only to American citizens, but by providing an example to the World, humanity as a whole. The progressives intolerance displays the true weakness of their arguments. Hatred, intolerance and envy are powerful emotions and have the ability to motivate mankind to do profound damage to our self interests. The real question is, will we take the bait and be fried for supper, or, being rational maximizers, will we spit out the hook, and keep swimming in the waters of freedom for a little longer? I guess it depends if we have love and tolerance in our hearts, or seethe with hate, envy and intolerance like them.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

The Deeply Flawed Elite

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, the Elite should look to the plank in their own eye, before trying to remove the mote from our eye. The absolute hubris of the Elite is dumbfounding. They are all deeply flawed, not only as human beings, but especially, as elected officials. They lie when the truth would serve them better. They attack their own policies when they run for office. They create problems and claim to be the only ones who can solve them and they hold the American people in absolute disdain. This is not only concerning it has led to every problem we face as a people, a nation and as a civilization!

Christ made this comment about people who should look to their own problems before trying to fix another’s. In this case we have people who are the epitome of egoists telling us we must reduce our standard of living. Al Gore burns fifteen thousand dollars a month in gas in his home yet he begrudges you driving to work. The hypocrisy they show is stupefying. Obama lives and acts like a monarch yet claims to be a friend of the working man? This is absurdity writ large.

The Elite lie under oath regularly yet are never held to the same standard you or I would. Eric Holder is only the latest incarnation. His lies about Fast and Furious are proven by emails released to Congress and are in the National record. Yet, Roger Clemens is facing jail time, for lying to Congress. Hundreds of human beings died violent deaths because of Holder’s actions, yet it is the guy who chased a ball around a field, is the one the unbiased media claim is the threat?

Obama claims he wants people to be rewarded for hard work and doing the right things, yet every policy he proposes and has enacted, stand in stark contrast to his stated ethos. He seeks to socialize every aspect of our lives with all the pernicious incentives this creates. He rewards his political backers at the expense of hard working men and women. He is speeding down the road to serfdom and he sees no problem with Greece type taxing and spending. Every one of his backers has a problem with paying their taxes yet he seeks to raise mine and yours. I ask you… is this not hypocrisy over matched by hubris?

Every problem we face as a nation can be laid at the feet of our elected officials. Not only Obama but we stand at the end of a long line of leaders who have lived on the bad side of Glaucon’s dilemma. Remember Glaucon in Plato’s Republic? He asked Socrates if it is better to be absolutely just, while thought unjust, or to be absolutely unjust and considered just. The Elite are absolutely unjust while seeming just. The unbiased media make sure this paradigm never fails. They support the unjust and call them just… while the truly just are vilified at every turn.

If we change Glaucon’s question a bit to, is it better to be stupid and thought intelligent or to be a genius and be considered a fool? In the case of Obama and Biden we see the answer. In the arena of politics it is better to be stupid and considered intelligent than to be a genius and considered a fool. Biden is a gaff machine, and Obama the orator doesn’t even know… how many states are in America, that he should hold his hand over his heart while the National Anthem is playing, or even what language they speak in Austria. The unbiased media are again complicit in the cover up.

If the future of liberty and of the human race were not at stake, these things would be laughable, but the whole World is on fire… largely because Obama set it. We, as self interested individuals around the World, must wake up and stop laughing at these things, and vote the fools the media tell us are smarter than us, out! I don’t know about you, but I am deeply offended when the Vice President of the United States says, someone who has never done a thing or worked a day in his life, is more qualified to be President, than a plumber. In my world view, a man or woman who is capable of an honest days work, is far more qualified then any half wit who has spent his entire life mixing it up with communists in college! One of the best Presidents the United States has ever had… was Harry Truman! He never went to college, he was hated by the unbiased media, his store went under during Hoover and FDR’s depression, but he had common sense and respect for God… Something we sorely lack in our Elite today.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Illegal Immigration and the Presidential Election

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, when an immigrant to the United States comes here illegally, it is stealing what others have worked for. Those that come to the US legally, have had to make sacrifices… and in some cases have waited for years. It seems unlikely that those who have struggled for years and went without, so they could give their children a better life, would appreciate someone else stealing, what they have worked years for. This is among the most spurious arguments we are hearing in this election year. If the American voter falls into this trap, the progressives have laid, it will ensure that illegal immigration and all the ills that go along with it, are entrenched into American society and culture forever.

Most people don’t appreciate someone stealing what they have worked for. Lets say, for example, that a person steals a car from a showroom lot. That person needs the car. The car will make his or her life better, in that it will provide for them transportation, which is in itself a form of freedom. Now, the argument that the progressive make, is that the car dealership has many cars and the loss of one is not an undue burden for them. So, since the person who stole the car needs it, and the person who owns the the car doesn’t, the car should just be given to the thief. Anyone with half a brain can see the sophistry there. But illegal immigration is steeped in such emotional rhetoric that logical thought is almost impossible. Those that engage in logic are vilified as hateful people when the really hateful are those that seek an underclass.

Illegal immigrants are not a valid voting bloc. Those that are illegal immigrants have no legal ability to vote. That the Presidential election is said to hinge on the candidates stand on illegal immigration, IE. The one that promotes it the most will win the Hispanic vote, is insanity. It is premised that those who have struggled, waited years, worked keeping their paperwork up to date and then taken the freeman’s oath and become US citizens, will will vote for the candidate that most encourages further theft of what they have worked for, even as those who have been virtuous, wait to bring their family here legally. This seems absurd to me. Do you want the person who steals a car, to keep it, even though you had to work for yours? What are the incentives there?

People who come to America illegally, put themselves at risk, and endanger the civil society of America. Most people who come to America simply want to be Americans and participate in the American way of life. They want the liberty that the American Constitution provides, they seek economic opportunity that capitalism creates, and for their children to be Americans. There are those, however, that don’t come here wanting these things. Those people seek to destroy what America stands for. Be it for philosophical reasons, communists who despise the market system, and understand that for the oppression of Marxism to ever last, there must be no examples of capitalism to exist… no shining city on a hill. Some seek America’s destruction for religious purposes, and others are simply criminals, looking for a more wealthy victim. Illegal immigration allows these evil people to come here, and work their diabolical plans… in the dark.

Promoting illegal immigration is tantamount to endorsing second class citizenship. Those people who actually want a better life for their children are poorly served when they come here illegally. They have no real rights and by definition live on the boundaries of society. They must work for less, and therefore, lower the prevailing wage, for people who are here legally. People who are illegal, are subject to deprivations, the victimizer would immediately meet with a long jail sentence… if they were visited on legals or citizens. But more perniciously, when illegal immigration is encouraged by our government, it opens the door to more of it. Making more and more people subject to these types of oppression, tantamount to modern slavery.

The answer is to allow unlimited legal immigration, to those who honestly seek to come here, and participate in the American experiment. No matter if they are from Guatemala, Nigeria, Slovakia or Thailand. Especially to the oppressed around the World. People who want to be Americans must be legal. Those that seek to undermine our civilization must be barred. Opening legal immigration, and closing illegal immigration, would achieve these results. That our elected politicians argue and act otherwise, is clear evidence, they seek the civil strife and underclass, that illegal immigration results in. The US is a place, where there should never be an underclass, ever! Equality under the law is impossible if some people are illegal… BY DEFINITION!

So, if a politician, or unbiased media person, claims that the Hispanic vote will turn on the candidates stand on promoting illegal immigration, they are engaging in sophistry in it’s purest form. They seek to lower the lot of Mankind, and undermine the very essence of America… Equality for all under the law. But then again, not everyone who hates capitalism and freedom are illegal immigrants… some hold high elected office, along with all those who hold the title of tzar…

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Why are the Elite Stirring up Violence?

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Dear Friends,

It seems to me that the Elite in society are trying mightily to stir up racial animosity. The Elite in the unbiased media selectively report the news. Promoting their program to the public. The Elite in our government selectively apply the law creating more anger than is warranted. The question is not that they are trying to stir up racial tensions, it is self evident they are, but why are they trying to stir up racial tensions?

Presumably, the Elite in the unbiased media and the Elite in government, know that someone somewhere will die, because of the emotions that they have lit and are gently encouraging, from a mere spark into a bonfire. It would seem that the reason they seek to create anger, where there should be cooperation, is so important that it trumps human life and economic prosperity. Therefore, what ever reason they are stirring up racial tensions in society for, it must be very important indeed! To be more important then someone’s child.

I call the main stream media, the unbiased media, because they call themselves unbiased, while having a demonstrable bias. As the Elite in the unbiased media decry those that admit they have a bias, and so their listeners and watchers have the foreknowledge to filter what they hear, while listening to the unbiased press wide eyed. I am simply using their own appellation. The unbiased media are regularly caught doctoring recordings, and actually fabricating documents to forward their agenda, in the face of evidence to the contrary. But the unbiased media never let the truth get in the way of a good story. By good they mean one that forwards their agenda.

The Elite in government and the Elite in the media are both doing this. We must be open to the fact they could have different reasons for their actions. The unbiased media may simply be acting out of greed. Like the yellow journalist of old they may be acting out of egoism. Create violence in society and get rich reporting on it. If anyone in the unbiased press are upset or offended by this insinuation, I wonder if they were as incensed, by Obama’s accusation that doctors are cutting off people’s legs to make a buck?

That might be the actuating factor in the unbiased media but what about the Elite in our government? Eric holder will go down in history as, not only the most corrupt Attorney General ever, but as someone who stirred up violence in society, and using the power of his office to do so. His actions in the Fast and Furious case are telling, he was using the violence the unrestricted access to guns he gave the Mexican drug cartels, as rhetoric to vilify gun ownership in the US. When he was discovered, Obama and Holder backed off on the rhetoric then, but this is another chance to vilify, not only gun ownership, but place into question the very idea of the absolute Right of Self Protection.

This must be the all important reason, the Elite in our government are ginning up tensions, they know will result in human deaths. This is what they consider so important, your child can be killed in the street, to make their point… it is so important. The unbiased media are willing to sacrifice our children, and us, to make a buck… Or, perhaps the unbiased media’s reasons are more “altruistic”. Perhaps they are willing for some of our children to die, in random violence they stirred up, so that guns can be taken from society… like the motivation of the Elite in our government.

If this is true, we can only conclude that the unbiased media seek to place themselves and us, under a tyranny. If they and the Elite in government, seek to remove that most basic precept of human moral understanding, the absolute Right of Self Protection, and replace it with a right to a foot massage every Tuesday night at ten, done by some guy the Elite in government don’t like so much, then we are living in state of arbitrary rule. Because, If we don’t have the Right to life, we have no Rights at all…

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Morality

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Dear Friends,

It seems to me that, for a statement of a moral character to be true, it must be universally applicable. By universally applicable I mean that the actors must be replaceable without changing the moral character of the situation. Since moral statements always regard situations there are necessarilly actors. If, however, a moral statement is, actor dependent, it is not a moral statement but rhetoric. This is a very important point to make. Morality is not a tool, to be used for a faction to gain political power over the masses, it is a means of determining right action in any given circumstance. When morality is used as an implement it is inevitably a pry bar. To pry liberty from the witless. Unless you wish to be witless…

Moral statements are about situational actions. It is wrong to do this in that situation or it is polite to do this action in that situation. Moral statements are always about situations. The situation determines if a given action is moral or not. The actors are just that, actors, they play parts in a situation and they have input into the evolving of the situation. This is the basis of human morality. What is wrong, is wrong, no matter who does it.

The actor in a situation is able to effect change in that situation. One person may be driving the scenario to the point that the other actor or actors have no ability to change the situation. In the case of a rape the woman is certainly an actor, but has very limited ability to change the situation, to one more favorable to her. The rapist has the initiative, possibly due to superior strength, or maybe he has a weapon, but regardless, he is the driver of the scenario.

We can all agree that rape is a moral outrage. It is a patently immoral act. We know this because no matter who the rapist is it remains an immoral act. If Fred rapes Eggberdina it is as immoral as if Tom raped Wilhelmina. The actor is not relevant to the morality of the act, only the act itself within the framework of the situation, is relevant. This is why we can say that for a statement about morality to be true it must be universally applicable. Just as Rape is morally wrong no matter who engages in it.

Moral statements have great power to sway public sentiment. They have great power because they have great emotional appeal. Often when people are told of a moral situation our emotions take hold and our sense of disbelief is suspended. We lower our logic guards and are moved by the story. This fact is not lost on those who seek power by whatever means. Sophist moral statements have had utility since prehistory. It was taught in the Academy as rhetoric and sophistry.

The pernicious use of feigned moral outrage lowers the effect of actual moral outrage. Just like the Boy who cried wolf, people become inured to moral outrage, when we hear it constantly, and especially, when it is mere feigned outrage. The saturation of feigned moral outrage in the unbiased media today is, more often than not, used as a means to gain the upper hand in the political battles of our day,and is morally reprehensible. No matter who engages in it…

lately the unbiased media have been surrounding us with “moral outrages” but where there are actual moral outrages the unbiased media is silent. Take a look at what the unbiased media shriek about and apply this little scale. By this metric, are they really moral outrages, or are they merely rhetoric? If they call a thing morally outrageous and apply skin color, change the color and ponder if that would change the moral outrage, felt by outraged people. If, by that metric they would not find it a moral outrage then they are engaging in rhetoric. If that is the case, they are morally reprehensible egoists, who only seek their own good above the good of society. If that is the case they should loose any and all credibility. No matter who pursues it…

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Class Mobility and Centrist Republicans

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Dear Friends,

It seems to me that John Boehner’s performance on FOX News Sunday today is exactly why a centrist like Mitt should not be President. They are both upstanding men of high caliber. They are personally good men and they do in their own lives what we all should do. They are members of the Elite and have the goals and aspirations of the Elite as their focus… Not necessarily the good of the Nation.

Lest you believe I am falling into the fundamental attribution error ponder these salient points.

Look at how softly the Speaker spoke about the President. Boehner leaped opportunities to attack Obama on the Keystone Pipeline, Obama care, the Democrat’s total control of government for two years and the American people’s reaction to it, the list goes on and on. Boehner kissed Obama’s derriere more than once in that interview. That makes me think Boehner is onboard with Obama’s destruction of the US Constitution to replace it with words on the wall of a barn. Words that have only the meaning the Elite give them. Subject to change if it suit’s the Elite. Boehner, despite his personal virtue, disappointed me.

The President roundly criticizes Boehner and his caucus. Even as Boehner eschewed criticizing Obama, the President roundly criticizes Boehner and ascribes his caucus with evil intent. The attack is daily and vitriolic. The intensity is ratcheted up with every bill the House passes and the Senate rejects so Obama won’t have to veto it. The unbiased press is doing it’s job to the best of it’s ability, vilifying everyone who is opposed to total government, as evil. Gary Trudeau in Doonesbury, called anyone who is against Obama evil. Categorizing logic this way is what Islamofascists and Inquisitors do.

Obama is merely speeding up the progressive agenda. Lets face the facts Joseph Schumpeter had the Elite nailed. They only liked the market system when it made them rich Elite, but now they are, the door must be closed. Else they will have to compete with more virtuous people on the way up, even as the Elite fall. This is unacceptable so regulations must be put in place to slow and eventually stop class mobility. Because that is what it is all about. The evil of class mobility. Obama has merely accelerated the miring of class mobility through gumming up the markets with regulation.

When Mitt Romeny had political power he forwarded the goals and ends of the progressives. He was firmly for every progressive plank. He firmly believed, and voted for, the State superseding the parents in abortions for minor children. (Against the proscriptions of his religion). But, after all, doesn’t the faceless bureaucrat care far more for that number, than the parent who has committed his and her, entire life, fortune and most importantly, affection for? The faceless bureaucrat is the side Romney voted on when he wielded political power. The most damming thing Romney is responsible for, however, is Romneycare. As the template for Obamacare, class mobility slowing regulation and all, it is telling that the very people Romneycare was foisted on, (the people of Massachusetts), made the decisive vote for Scott Brown, to end the Democrat filibuster proof majority in the Senate, and stop Obama care. No matter, Obama, Pelosi and Reed used an extra constitutional trick, to get the unconstitutionally sweeping law passed.

Obama came in with a veto proof majority in the House and a filibuster proof majority in the Senate. The Progressives had absolute power for two years in the American government. The 2010 election was an indictment of Obama’s policies. The Republicans were not voted in to work with Obama in destroying the US Constitution, they were voted in to stop him! Only a fool or a con man would claim different. The fool has hope of waking up but the con man is in on the con…

The assault on the US Constitution must stop. The original intent must be restored. If people really believe, abortion should be enshrined within the US Constitution, there is a means. If people think strongly enough, the Federal government really should regulate every facet of our lives Constitutionally, throw out the perverted definition of the Commerce Clause, and use the proscribed means to change the US Constitution. It is not supposed to be as easy as, getting five people of the same faction on the Supreme Court, to change the Constitution. That we have allowed it to become so bastardized is to our immortal shame and chastisement. It is time to elect someone who will take the slings and arrows to restore our Republic. A middle of the road progressive is not that person!

Gingrich has won the undying enmity of the Elite, for lowering their power, when he wielded political power. Expect them to personally destroy him for it. He has committed the unforgivable… even worse than Nixon in the Alger Hiss affair. Now he has won South Carolina the vomit will pour forth on him like a waterfall. Lets see how he stands up. Or he dissolves away.

 

Sincerely,

 

John Pepin