“And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The LORD Is My Banner,”
The Fourth of July
On our celebration of America’s Birth, here is a link to a wonderful video by President Ronald Reagan on Freedom, concluding with, “As for the enemies of freedom, those who are potential adversaries, they will be reminded that peace is the highest aspiration of the American People. We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it; we will not surrender for it, now or ever. We are Americans!”
- When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness….
On this 237th Fourth of July since Thomas Jefferson wrote these words to begin our Declaration of Independence, our Nation is embroiled in a deliberate and relentless effort to complete the fundamental transformation of America from Liberty to Tyranny.
In its second annual campaign, Hillsdale College is encouraging Americans to read the Declaration of Independence as we celebrate this very important historical event in our History.
If you’d like to take part in their campaign by pledging to read it today, go to: http://www.levinforhillsdale.com. The process includes a request for donations, but it is not necessary. There is a video series on the relationship between the Declaration and the Constitution, and the opportunity to download a copy of the Declaration, including a second copy in modern type font for reading ease. You can also click on the link above or here, to go to the Declaration on this site; where you can print it to your printer, or as a pdf, using the icon at the end of the document.
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“the planet will boil over”
to a crowd in Johannesburg, South Africa
In his February, 2013, State Of The Union Address, Mr. Obama renewed his fixation on man-made global warming; threatening further abuse of power in his second term occupying the Office of President of the United States. This excerpt is from a Forbes article:
As The Economy Recesses, Obama’s Global Warming Delusions Are Truly Cruel
President Obama issued this threat to the American people in his 2013 State of the Union Address (SOTU): “But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change….Now, the good news is, we can make meaningful progress on this issue while driving strong economic growth….But if Congress doesn’t act soon to protect future generations, I will.”
… Obama cited as support for his threatened global warming regulatory jihad, “Yes, it’s true that no single event makes a trend. But the fact is, the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15.” The fact is also, however, that years of decline from a peak in global temperatures, as occurred in 1998 due to the entirely natural El Nino effect that year, can also be among the warmest on record. (That global temperature record he is talking about only goes back about 125 years, most of which has been reflecting recovery of global temperatures from the “Little Ice Age” occurring roughly from 1350 to 1850.).
That global temperature record has been flat lining for 16 years now. As the website Climate Depot reported in response to Obama, “The halt in global temperatures has shown up in multiple data sets and peer-reviewed literature.” Even NASA’s James Hansen, the bureaucratic godfather of global warming hysterics, admits that the global temperature standstill is real, according to the Global Warming Policy Foundation. “The five-year mean global temperature has been flat for the last decade,” Hansen said on January 15.
As the nation suffers under his Post-Constitutional administration, Mr. Obama and his family have just spent $60,000,000. to 100,000,000. taxpayer dollars on vacation, touring select nations on the African Continent.
He threw-in a few public appearances and speeches calculated to remind African Peoples of three nations, that he is their future; promising American largesse. Extending his latest alarmist claims that “man-made global warming,” is about to destroy Earth – he told a Johannesburg, South Africa, town hall meeting crowd,
“the planet will boil over”!!!
It is embarrassing to hear the man occupying the presidency speak such folly.
The following day in Cape Town, he promised to develop renewable energy sources to electrify sub-Saharan Africa using 7 billion American tax dollars and 9 billion dollars from American companies.
An excerpt from an article in the Huffington Post, published 6/30/13, reporting on Obama’s speech in Cape Town, South Africa:
… The White House says Obama’s electricity initiative, dubbed “Power Africa,” symbolizes the type of cross-continent ventures the president seeks. Backed by $7 billion in U.S. investment, the power program will focus on expanding access to electricity in six African countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania.
Private companies – including General Electric and Symbion Power – will make an additional $9 billion in commitments. However, those contributions fall well short of the $300 billion the International Energy Agency says would be required to achieve universal electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030.
The funds are aimed at expanding the reach of power grids and developing geothermal, hydro, wind and solar power. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/30/obama-africa-speech_n_3525523.html
Hot Air published an in-depth article on July 2nd about “Power Africa.” It includes a video of the speech that I could not embed here. http://hotair.com/archives/2013/07/02/obamas-power-africa-plan-what-happens-when-good-intentions-meet-political-economic-reality/
The most likely of Obama’s named, “renewable” sources, is wind. Against the overwhelming evidence of industrial wind energy’s failure, and INHERENT INABILITY TO EVER meet claims that it is “green” and “clean,” the man occupying the Office of President of the United States, fully intends to spend billions of taxpayer dollars to impose all the negative effects of wind energy upon six African countries.
In the days before leaving on his taxpayer-funded “vacation,” in another multi-million dollar taxpayer-funded, “official” tour of Europe, with Michelle’s accompaniment, and on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, he lectured Europeans and Americans about the debunked theory of man-made global warming. (See below) A pseudo-scientific theory erroneously claimed to be caused by Mankind burning fossil fuels and other alleged causes, including completely necessary, natural biological functions – i.e. LIVING ORGANISMS BREATHING. For pdf versions of the Fact Sheet, and the full Climate Action Plan, along with an in-depth analysis of the Plan: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/06/25/the-presidents-climate-action-plan-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/
If their claims are true, Mr. Obama pollutes the air with every word he speaks, along with the tons of carbon emitted by his air and ground vehicle entourage. [If carbon is a pollutant, then every breathing creature pollutes the air with very word spoken and every breath exhaled.]
Many asked, why is he bringing this into the spotlight both here and abroad, NOW? With everything else we’re dealing with, why focus NOW on warnings of catastrophic events caused by “man-made global warming?”
“The New American” answers the question. Following are excerpts from a much longer article:
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:51
Climate “Consensus” Con Game: Desperate Effort Before Release of UN Report
Written by William F. Jasper
In the 17th century, François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld is credited with famously quipping, “There goes another beautiful theory about to be murdered by a brutal gang of facts.”
Unfortunately, for the climate catastrophists, their pet theory (though hardly beautiful) has been slaughtered many times over by a brutal and relentless onslaught of facts. Unfortunately, for the rest of us, however, the global-warming alarmists keep coming back like the undead in a B-grade horror flick. The fanatical proponents of anthropogenic (human caused) global warming, or AGW, have powerful supporters with deep pockets who keep resuscitating them. They have a massive institutional base among Big Government, Big Media, Big Foundations, Big Business, and Big Green, all of which have huge incentives to perpetuate AGW alarmism. No matter how many times the AGW fearmongers’ predictions are shot down, they are resurrected and sent back to frighten more voters/taxpayers into submission to global policies, taxes, and controls. Utilizing brute power and deception, they intend to reverse de La Rochefoucauld’s prediction and see the facts murdered by their own triumphant theory…
Now the United Nations’ IPCC is getting set to release the first of three installments of its latest Assessment Report. And the powers that be are obviously concerned that they do not have sufficient public support in the United States to get Congress to enact the type of trillion-dollar transfers and the “complete transformation of the world” envisioned. The IPCC is scheduled to release its Working Group I (WGI) report on the physical science basis of its latest Assessment in September, and they are desperate to gain support for it. In addition to the main stumbling block of American public resistance, they are also running into problems with European countries that once appeared to be locked in as supporters, but which are now revolting due to the crushing costs of alternative “green energy” and their own mounting debt and fiscal problems. Many of these countries are jumping ship and now want to switch to the more affordable natural gas that is flooding the global market, thanks to new “fracking” technology. This has the UN and the globalists in a dither. Last September, Fatih Birol, the chief economist at the UN’s International Energy Agency, warned that “governments are feeling more and more uncomfortable to put money in renewables especially in the days of austerity, and some governments are cutting their support.”…
…Many of the world’s leading authorities in climatology, meteorology, atmospheric physics, paleo-geology, and many other disciplines (see below) have been weighing in on the skeptical/realist side over the past few years and taking the position that it is beyond irresponsible for scientists and politicians to burden humanity with enormous and unprecedented tax and regulatory burdens based merely on frightening computer model scenarios that cannot sustain critical scientific examination.
In science, facts and truth are discovered by measurement and experiment, independent of surveys, opinion, popularity contests, and “consensus.” A fact remains a fact whether or not one percent, 97 percent, or 100 percent of scientists believe it to be a fact. And, conversely, a falsehood remains false even if 97 percent or even 100 percent of scientists believe it to be true. The history of science is littered with many discarded falsehoods that were once universally embraced by the scientific consensus of the day….
More than 31,000 in the United States have signed a petition urging the U.S. government to reject the types of actions that have been proposed at UN forums in Kyoto, Copenhagen, Cancun, and Rio….
The petition reads, in part:
“The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.
There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.”
…Many of the scientists cited above, as well as hundreds more among those featured in the Climate Depot study cited, have published peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, but as our report on the Cook study noted, these articles by skeptic/realist authors have been systematically filtered out of the lists of accepted studies, with the obvious intent of supporting the thesis that published scientists overwhelmingly subscribe to the manmade global warming thesis.
To read the rest of the article, go to: http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/15465-climate-consensus-con-game-desperate-effort-before-release-of-un-report; or, http://tinyurl.com/nsvm2ca
Desperate to regain the advantage in the Progressive War on Carbon, Obama is feverishly trying to recapture the minds of Americans and the world for “man-made global warming” claims before the gig is up and the world awakens to the truth.
Stymied by the Congress, Obama made-good-on his threat to bypass the Legislative Branch by Executive Fiat, to promote destruction of 51% of America’s energy-production.
A result of which will be loss of innumerable jobs in many business and industrial sectors, and electricity prices “will necessarily skyrocket.” For the video, transcript and commentary:
Obama: I’ll make energy prices “skyrocket”
posted at 1:30 pm on November 2, 2008 by Ed Morrissey
In another clip from the same January 2008 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle in which Barack Obama promised to bankrupt anyone foolish enough to build coal-burning power plants, he also made an interesting admission about his entire energy plan. Obama told the editors that his policies would make energy prices “skyrocket” as the energy industry passed along the exorbitant costs of his cap-and-trade policy:
So, on Tuesday, June 25, Obama escalated the Collectivist/Progressive war on America and Her economic prosperity – and on our Freedom to exercise our God-given Right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness (Property – all that we own) – by Executive Fiat.
Thus, beginning a renewed higher profile assault on fossil fuels and the Nation-Building Energy they produce, in his relentless pursuit to destroy America to “fundamentally transform” Her.
He plans to force pseudo-science and technological dinosaur “renewable energies” upon the country at the ever-increasing cost of billions of tax dollars and untold billions of ratepayer dollars, precipitous real property value devaluation and increased numbers of Wind Energy Refugees across the country. All this while demonizing coal and other fossil fuels when
clean coal actually does reduce carbon emissions and
WIND ENERGY DOES NOT REDUCE THEM!!!
For the Big Picture in an excellent analysis of the state of Science today, see Science Under Assault: http://www.slideshare.net/JohnDroz/science-under-assault; or, ScienceUnderAssault.info
But, Obama can spend as much as $100,000,000., and produce tons upon tons of CO2 from all the airplanes, and other vehicles necessary to support just one eight-day-long vacation travelling the African Continent with his entourage!
From an article on The Blaze:
According to the Washington Post, President Obama’s upcoming week-long visit to the African continent involves moving some 56 support vehicles, dozens of Secret Service agents and military personnel & equipment to the tune of $100 million.
(The White House reportedly scrapped plans for an Obama family safari adventure when the Post inquired about the trip’s price tag.)
All this, while Americans outside the Washington, D.C. Bubble, struggle in the ongoing Real World economic reality of producing the money he loots and spends like water.
Oh, there are those Americans in North Dakota, who are enjoying an economic boom with less than 3% unemployment, but, if Mr. Obama had his way, he would shutdown the natural gas drilling in the Bakken Oil Field to make them suffer along with the rest of the country.
Barack Obama and his fellow Collectivist/Progressive Alinskyite Radicals mean to rule America, and to reach that goal they are willing to destroy the culture, morals, and economy that have made Her the Greatest Nation on Earth.
When they hear our cries Against the Wind, they just redouble their efforts to force us to live with ever-increasing electricity rates and the astronomical tax subsidies they are wasting in their relentless drive to site Industrial Wind Turbines on every patch of real estate they can commandeer.
“To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt…. I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple.” Thomas Jefferson
Now it isn’t enough for Obama and General Electric to join forces with mostly foreign wind development companies to destroy America’s land.
They fully intend to invade sub-Saharan Africa with their monstrous Wind Turbines and make We the Sovereign American People pay for them!
And, of the people of Africa, Obama says to their leaders,
“Let them reap the wind!”
“In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” Thomas Jefferson