A Devine Look At America

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caruba_alan20080111By Alan Caruba ~American Symbols

For a few years I was a regular contributor to Conservative Battleline on the website of the American Conservative Union (ACU) Foundation, edited by a fellow I knew only as Don Devine. He was always unfailingly supportive and liked my commentaries.

What I didn’t know was that Don was Dr. Donald J. Devine, the author of eight books on aspects of political science and had served as President Ronald Reagan’s Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management where he helped cut 100,000 bureaucratic jobs and save more than $6 billion by reducing generous benefits.

If you think the federal government is too big, Don would surely agree. The Washington Post called him Ronald Reagan’s “terrible swift sword of the civil service” and The New York Times called him “the Grinch.” Both liberal newspapers were simply reflecting the progressive viewpoint that there is no such thing…

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American Citizenship is Rapidly Becoming Devalued to Zero

Sadly, this is becoming truer every day.


At what point does our border patrol begin to use deadly force to keep Americans from leaving?  Don’t say that it can’t or won’t happen because history is redundant with examples proving this point… American citizenship is all but worthless today.  …we have morphed into a fascist police state that’s armed with the latest technological super weapons… I have no taste for the new America… Americans are fleeing this nation like never before…Productive Americans will either have to fight to regain their freedom or submit to slavery.

 Washington, DC—Our forefathers sacrificed so much so we would have freedom, prosperity and the tools to prevent government from again becoming despotic.   As a nation our citizenship has been the envy of the entire rest of the world.   We have allowed freedom to slip away and the value of our citizenship has rapidly declined.
We built a system where free enterprise created…

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10 Ways That The Iron Grip Of The Big Brother Prison Grid Is Tightening On All Of Our Lives


I used to enjoy driving in the country. Now I am constantly looking over my shoulder feeling like I’m in prison. And, ever since I was rouged up by the Crape Police (aka Fish Cops), that same feeling extends to driving around on my own property. — jtl, 419

via The American Dream

Trapped - Spider And WebDo you ever feel trapped in an invisible control grid that is slowly but surely closing in all around you?  Do you ever feel like virtually everything that you do is being watched, tracked, monitored and recorded?  If so, unfortunately it is not just your imagination.  Our society is rapidly being transformed into a Big Brother prison grid by a government that is seemingly obsessed with knowing everything that we do.  They want a record of all of our phone calls, all of our Internet activity and all of our financial transactions.  They even want our DNA. …

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Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots – Attributed to Jeff Foxworthy

Political Musings-At the Sunset of My Life

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more…

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Got dragged into a Facebook visit

Cmblake6's Weblog

And one of my FB friends, a George Wilson, had posted this up on our “group” page:


Traitors (46 of them) Over the weekend, we came four votes away from the United States Senate giving our Constitutional rights over to the United Nations. In a 53-46 vote, the senate narrowly passed a measure that will stop the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. The Statement of Purpose from the billread: To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. The U.N. Small Arms Treaty, which has been championed by the Obama Administration, would have effectively placed a global ban on the import and export of small firearms. The ban would have affected all private gun…

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Always, Nil Desperandum

Well said, Bob.

The Camp Of The Saints

…The day may dawn when fair play, love for one’s fellow-men, respect for justice and freedom, will enable tormented generations to march forth serene and triumphant from the hideous epoch in which we have to dwell. Meanwhile, never flinch, never weary, never despair.

—Winston Churchill, last speech before Parliament in 1955

I know I’ve been sounding pretty grim and wistful lately and it’s because the full horror of our situation has really hit me these past number of days.  It’s always there, but sometimes it decides to remind me it’s there.

However, my grim mood is always balanced by the thought that we are on the side of Good, that there is no nobler quest than to battle Evil.

Recently, in a comment over at Protein Wisdom, Squid helped raise my spirits; perhaps he will yours:

This is not the time for regret or despair.  It is a time…

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Big Data And The Federal Government

Who can you trust? Nobody.

Gonna' Say It

All my life I have been thankful to be living in the United States of America. From my earliest memories when my mom tried to force me to eat liver by telling me of all the starving children in China and India, to the Patriot Act which collects personal data on potential terrorists. Well, that’s what I thought it did.

This week we learned that the Patriot Act is a bit more invasive than initially indicated. The Federal Government is accumulating macro-data on most American citizens through their telephone call records, their Internet activities, and their credit card records.

Folks, that’s a LOT of private information being snooped in these programs and that is in addition to the IRS exclusively investigating conservative groups in support of the Obama Re-Elect campaign. This is the worst nightmare you can imagine.

Here’s the way things work. The FBI will go to a FISA…

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