A History Lesson not taught in school
By Ken Fichtner
Prior to the American Revolution western politics were based on aristocracy and the rule of an elite class over the rest of the population. The American revolution was spurred by the new idea of individual rights an idea penned by John Locke (http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/locke/
) specifically in his second treatise on government. The word used to label this group of new thinkers was “liberal” taken directly from its literary definition “tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition”, those opposing it and supporting the aristocracy were given the moniker of conservative and again from its literary meaning “resistant to change”.
This new ideology prompted the beginnings of socialism as a way to restore the existence of the elite. This was started very early after the liberal idea of individual rights swept across Europe and was done so by a dethroned aristocrat Claude Henri de Rouvroy (http://cepa.newschool.edu/het/profiles/saintsimon.htm
). It was an off shoot of Christian doctrine backed up with the force of the state. Christian-Humanism was the beginning of modern socialism. In effect it stated that the common man could not be let with decisions of their own because they would make the wrong ones and must then be lead by a group of enlightened leaders.
Building on the rising acceptance of these through the end of the 18th and early to mid 19th century we find the writings of Karl Marx (http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/marx.html
). At college he had contact with the French and German's who embraced and refined Rouvroy's work (socialism was still derived from Christianity at this time). His works called for the willing surrender of all property into a communal pool and regarded capitalism as the natural step to this end which would be the ideal government. (This is contrary to the common belief that he despised capitalism or wished for a sudden and violent change to communism). He had some odd and easily disproved ideas about the nature of value, commerce, and work. For example he defined value by how much work was spent into a product and as a rather famous economist pointed out, hours spent making a mud pie does not increase the value of a mud pie.
This growing straying from true liberalism was warned against by the Frenchman Alexis de'Tocqueville (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_de_Tocqueville
) in a few of his essays. He predicted more equality is the natural ends of a free state and warned that the rise of socialism in an interest of forced equality of ends worked directly against this. He was the first to write about the difference between this new liberalism and the old for the proponents of these socialist ideals considered it an extension of liberalism.
Early 20th century...
The success of the liberal movement (individual rights) had pretty much been accepted but those who had been advanced by this system faster than others (the rich) were the first to seek a way to bring others (the poor) up to their level. They already believed in charitable giving so the adoption of this new "benevolent Christian government" of socialism appealed to them and they championed it. They could see how allowing individuals to determine for themselves their goals in life created levels of people with different economic outcomes. They were willing to donate their money to remedy this and believed in the socialists call for "planned society". What they didn’t account for of course is that everyone will naturally make mistakes (how else does one learn) and not everyone places the same value on the same goods as others so they supported their own definition of success, i.e. monetarily measured success.
Since this to them was merely an extension of the ideals of individual rights (although it wasn't since there is no "right to have x money or right to not work 50 hours a week") they considered themselves liberal like their contemporaries and predecessors who believed in individual rights. They were mostly successful in Europe establishing powerful socialist regimes in Britain, Germany, Austria, and others. The natural reaction to socialisms contention that government planning is better than individual self determination grew faith in government itself resulted in the power behind Benitto Mussolini (http://www.euronet.nl/users/wilfried/ww2/mussolin.htm
) sweeping his "new" political system of fascism into power quickly with a bunch of help swaying the public from years of controlling all media in the country. After all why would one surrender the liberty to determine how much to make, how much to sell and buy for and what to do as a career if government weren’t always correct?
In America the socialist idea was slowly being adopted and then took a great leap forward with FDR's New Deal which was implemented after the country’s panic and then lack of faith in Hoover’s plans for recovery. Socialism was still well behind Europe’s implementation and a growing interest in the communal lifestyle of Marx's communism after a successful revolution in Russia brought yet another facet of collectivism interest to the forefront of political thought. America’s “do it yourself” spirit which was typical of the common man at the time did much to buttress classical liberalism from these new ideas.
The socialist engine of Germany democratically installed a powerful and charismatic leader and head of the National Socialist party, Adolf Hitler (http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/riseofhitler/). His campaign was based on recovering the German economy left in ruin by the Treaty of Versailles, a re-belief in the power of the German people, and faith that government could lead them to a better life. He instituted socialist make-work programs similar to the New Deal designed to make sure men were employed as to give them a renewed bit of self esteem and to make them employees of government so that they would more likely support it. Eventually with propaganda and a growing pressure to support and project "correct" views of the party as opposed to "wrong" views of criticism he dismantled the democratic system of Germany and any checks and balances of government. Shortly thereafter a purge of revolutionaries who supported him was conducted as there was no need for people with revolutionary ideas once the revolution was over.
At this time socialism was so ingrained as the right and correct methods that many jobs in Britain were assigned and monitored, most projects and industry was monitored and regimented by government and even in the US there existed caps on the production of items such as wheat (see Wickard v Filburn) and many other agricultural and industrial goods. By this time there was a definite split between those who considered themselves liberal in the old sense and liberal in the new sense. Some called those who were liberal in the old sense conservative in the literary sense (not wanting to change, i.e. keeping the original liberal views). This was not exactly popular as there were still conservatives around in the old sense (wanting aristocracy) so most everyone considered themselves to be liberal except those who wanted a return to aristocracy.
World War two happened. Most conservatives in the old sense were gone and although a very observant young economist Frederick Hayek (http://www.hayekcenter.org/friedrichhayek/hayek.html) wrote a book warning that what he observed in Germany and Austria and how socialism would lead back to an oppressive nationalistic fascist state (The Road to Serfdom) his writing was largely eclipsed by the war effort.
By the 50's socialists surrendered the name socialist and clamored to liberal because the connotation of outright socialism leading to fascism and oppressive items was well ingrained in those who had just emerged from war. To differentiate themselves the classical liberals took the moniker of conservative to show that they wished things to stay as they were (individual rights being foremost in policy).
Today we get many confusing the political definition of conservative with the literary meaning and using them interchangeably or arguing that since the political ideology has the same name as the literary then it must mean the same. Still others confuse the political meaning of liberal with the original liberal attitudes to further muddy the waters. The lines are blurred and the meanings behind them become so subjective that writings like this are necessary to remind us the differences and how we got where we are today.
Double Murder in small town PA
Where did Christianity in David Ludwigs life go wrong? In Warwick Township, Pennsylvania last week David Ludwig murdered his secret girlfriends parents, then kidnapped her, stole his moms car and drove to Indiana where he was then caught. Let me give you the lay down of whats known so far. David was Kara's tutor. David 18, Kara 14 years old. David and Kara secretly have been seeing each other against Kara parents wishes because of the difference in age. Kara the night before the murder was late coming home and got into a fight with her parents because of it. The next day I think her parents were arguing with David about it and then thats when it happened. David pulled out a gun and shot Kara's parents once each killing both of them. His friends say he's not that type of person at all. Both him and Kara (his g.f.) are big on religion and God, so where did this go wrong? I found David and Kara's Xanga (Like a Blog).. I want to share some of the comments left on Davids Blog first.
Davids Xanga Comments:please bring her back
Posted 11/13/2005 at 9:32 PM by AYearAgoYesterday
hmm, this doesn't seem like a really emo, wrist-cutting kid...perhaps there's more to this story
Posted 11/13/2005 at 11:40 PM by cmull4
I am speechless dude....why? I pray that you come to understand the grace of God through this...
Posted 11/14/2005 at 12:26 AM by scotchirishconservative
dude..you just threw your life away yesterday..you took the lives of 2 people and kidnapped a girl..but even through all you've done I'm praying for you, praying that'll you'll turn your life around even if you go to jail you can still live your life for Christ because God will forgive you no matter what you've done
Posted 11/14/2005 at 10:33 AM by magnusvir
please be alright david...god willing....don't die....please kara...be alright....if you see this, come home...we're worried about you....please david....bring her home safely....
Posted 11/14/2005 at 7:18 AM by x_dancerboi_x
prayers to you - God is looking for your heart
Posted 11/14/2005 at 11:04 AM by the_heart_of_a_child
bro....even IF you never get caught, you'll have to live with this decision youve made for the rest of your life.....please run back to God with this, you need some help bro......God is the only one that can deal with you now
Posted 11/14/2005 at 11:15 AM by chuwy4life
Dude, you can repent and save burning in hell you know.
Of course, you are in your own special little hell right now. One you deserve.
Posted 11/14/2005 at 11:16 AM by OperationFreedom
okay...i met you once...what WERE you thinking? God can give you back the time you've thrown away, but you can never undo the bad decisions you made.
Posted 11/14/2005 at 1:36 PM by thejollyrancher
I can't comprehend what you've done here, but know that you are in my prayers that you might reconcile with God even if it is too late to reconcile with man.
Posted 11/14/2005 at 2:50 PM by HAMster85404
David, may God turn your life around. No dead end is too far deep for Him to rescue you. He can still do wonders. Repent. Live a heart right in His sight.
Posted 11/14/2005 at 3:16 PM by Loquacist
What he did was wrong. I think he understands that by now. There is still hope for him and I hope he finds Jesus again.
that is all I have to say.
Posted 11/14/2005 at 4:04 PM by Break_or_bury
That was only a couple out of the 600+ Comments left on his page. There were also some cruel comments from people who didn't know him, but almost every single comment that was posted by people who knew David were full of forgiveness disbelief and God. The conclusion i've come to, is that maybe he has mental issues that weren't seen. What else could do such a horrible thing? Here are some comments from Kara's Xanga.
Kara's Xanga Comments:
just heard the news... lots of people are praying for you right now!
Posted 11/13/2005 at 3:27 PM by lvythn
oah my god... I hope you come back Kara, we all love you! I will be praying for you, and I know alot of others will too.
Posted 11/13/2005 at 3:34 PM by Guitarres_de_Amor
omg kara i dont know you well but ford has told me so much about you and he is absolutly devastated he is in a state of shock and i really hope you come back
Posted 11/13/2005 at 4:49 PM by shaak7
Kara, im praying for you. Please come back safe. lord, please bring her back safe!!!
Posted 11/13/2005 at 4:50 PM by apparently89
COME HOME KARA!
Posted 11/13/2005 at 5:42 PM by stageboy101
I'm praying for you..come back!
Posted 11/13/2005 at 6:05 PM by magnusvir
And there are almost 400+ more comments supporting her. In the next hour I will be contacting and sending numerous E-mails out to people who have commented and know the two. I would like to get an interview with someone close with Kara and David to see where they stand on this and how they feel. More later.
Peter J. Manfra
I stole this from another Conservative Blog who has brought it to our attention since not all of us watch Meet the Press at 4am on Sunday mornings. But this brings up a great point that i've been saying for years. Democrats complain complain and complain with NO SOLUTION TO ANY PROBLEMS!
Peter J. Manfra
DNC Chairman Howard Dean acknowledged his party’s lack of an agenda once again on NBC’s Meet the Press
MR. RUSSERT: But there's no Democratic plan on Social Security. There's no Democratic plan on the deficit problem. There's no specifics. They say, "Well, we want a strong Social Security. We want to reduce the deficit. We want health care for everyone," but there's no plan how to pay for it.
DR. DEAN: Right now it's not our job to give out specifics…
MR. RUSSERT: But is it enough for you to say to the country, "Trust us, the other guy's no good. We'll do better, but we're not going to tell you specifically how we're going to deal with Iraq."
DR. DEAN: We will. When the time comes, we will do that.
MR. RUSSERT: When's the time going to come?
DR. DEAN: The time is fast-approaching. And I outlined the broad outlines of our agenda. We're going to have specific plans in all of these areas… in 2006.
Guest Writer Week
I will be having Guest Writers all this week. These people will be representing every and any view there is out there. I will not be editing anything they want to post. If you're interested in Posting something E-mail me at PeterManfra@yahoo.com
for details.*Nothing that will be posted will represent ProtestWarrior Philadelphia. Writings will be at the will of the poster and the poster himself/herself.
Illegal Immigrants Gone Wild !!
So it's pretty obviously by now to everyone that the riots in France are being caused by Muslim immigrant youth who live in poverty. When you immigrate to new countries to find a better life chances are you will start out living in poverty. France is one example of immigration gone bad. Will the United States be next? Wait, America went bad long before France did, just in a different way. Second, could violence of this magnitude from immigrants happen to the United States? Of course, worse has happened to us before(cough 9-11 cough). Like I and millions of others having been saying for years now, President Bush, CLOSE OUR BORDERS!!!
Why is it that they will make VISA's hightech and hard for people of other countries to get, when in fact they could just go to Mexico and walk in idenification free, without us even knowing. It also seems as if lately I've been hearing News story after story about ILLEGAL immigrants stealing, raping, and even MURDERING United States citizens. Has anyone forgotten that large amounts of Drugs come over that border as well? Guess not, maybe I'm alone on this. Maybe its just all in my head. Hey, maybe i'm just racist like the leftist said.....
Anyway I'd like to share with everyone what my friend posted on her website. I think she got it from somewhere else, but I thought it was very appropriate and 99% of it couldn't have been said any better, so here it is.
Peter J. Manfra
Props to Erin
"IMMIGRANTS, NOT AMERICANS, MUST ADAPT. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Americans. However, the dust from the a
ttacks had barely settled when the "politically correct! " crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others. I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to America. Our population is almost entirely made up of descendants of immigrants. However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand. This idea of America being a multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. As Americans, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle. This culture has been developed over centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.
We speak ENGLISH, not Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, learn the language! "In God We Trust" is our national motto. This is not some Christian, right wing, political slogan.. We adopted this motto because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture If Stars and Stripes offend you, or you don't like Uncle Sam, then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don't care how you did things where you came from. This is OUR COUNTRY, our land, and our lifestyle. Our First Amendment gives every citizen the right to express his opinion and we will allow you every opportunity to do so! But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about our flag, our pledge, our national motto, or our way of life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great American freedom, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE."
Melanie Morgan needs your help!
These next few weeks could very well determine who wins the battle for the hearts and minds of the American public - will it be the anti-war/anti-military crowd who blames America for all the world's problems?Or will it be those of us who support our troops and the missions they are serving in the war against terrorism?Now is the time to rise to the occasion and take action.
I need you to help spread word about the national radio ad campaign we are launching this week (first in the Sacramento area to respond to that city's 8-1 vote calling for the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. Troops and bases from Iraq; and then next week expanding to radio markets around the nation). Please - make sure you pass on these new pro-troop ads to all of your friends.If you operate a website or BLOG, please post links to the ads.And if you can, visit message boards like Free Republic, CraigsList, LibertyForum, Lucianne.com, etc... and tell everyone what we are doing.
Forward the ads on to your favorite talk radio hosts. Pass on word of the ad campaign to your local TV stations and newspapers.Here are the links to the three powerful pro-troop radio ads:http://www.moveamericaforward.org/Link/audio/7452http://www.moveamericaforward.org/Link/audio/7453http://www.moveamericaforward.org/Link/audio/7454
Please, also support this effort by making a contribution (now matter how large or small) to help pay for more airtime for these ads. We want to really make a strong impact when we start running the ads throughout the nation (this week in Sacramento and next week in cities around the country).http://www.MoveAmericaForward.org/Contribution
Or send a contribution to:Move America ForwardATTN: Pro-Troop Holiday Ad FundP.O. Box 1497Sacramento, CA 95812Thank You So Much.Sincerely Yours, Melanie MorganChairman, Move America Forwardhttp://www.MoveAmericaForward.org
Forwarded to you by Peter Manfra, a friend and Supporter of Melanie Morgan.
Why Texas wasn't looted..
and this is why...
Now I don't advocate violence, but I also don't advocate letting someone steal personal belongings without putting up a fight for it. Hopefully the sign will keep the honest people honest.
Bush made mistakes, Liberals exploit them as lies.
By Peter J. Manfra
Over this weekend at the Support The Troops rally in Washington D.C. I had a plastic water bottle thrown at me. Why? Because I have my own opinion and I'm not letting the wacko's of the left get the best of me to support their own agenda.
War for Oil? Then why am I paying $3.00+ a gallon for gas? Everytime someone passes the War off as a war for oil I pass them off as idiots that they are for believing in that crap.
Saddam had WMD's? Well we sure as hell did give them to him in the 1980's and Saddam couldn't sh
ow us proof of what he did with them. So where did they go? Now if President Bush knew Saddam DIDN'T have WMD's, why would he use that for a basis to go to War with Iraq knowing that it would eventually get out and end up like this? Why? Because President Bush, the CIA, Russian Intelligence ALL thought and had evidence that Saddam DID in fact have Weapons of Mass Destruction. Make sense? If not, read again and again until your comprehension kicks in.
When things go wrong, the wacko's on the left use every weapon they have to get a little push for their agenda's. Including exploiting the death of our BRAVE Soldiers in Iraq. You know what else is funny? The far left always mocks Republicans as if we're NAZI's. First off, Hitler and the Nazi's were SOCIALISTS. Offhand here's a little run down of what a Socialist is.
Think between the Communist Party and the Democratic Party. Yes, that is what a Socialist is. Think Ralph Nader, think Ted Kennedy, think Cindy Sheehan. These are the people who would rather have a Government that FORCES you to pay ALOT higher taxes which would benefit poor people and lazy people. People who take advantage of this country.
By using ANTI WAR as a weapon for their Socialist American agenda, the left is getting innocent Americans who just want peace to back them and their Socialist ways. Can anyone name ONE country where a 100% Socialist/Communist Government has worked for a country.
What will the Left do to get a vote? The answer is Anything. Which includes giving out free paychecks to the poor(buying votes). Accusing Republicans of not caring about black people. Accusing Republicans of being War Mongal Nazi's. Joining hands with the ACLU by suing every Christian orgnization. Mistakes that were made in New Orleans by the local officials were then handed up to the President which just happens to be Republican. I bet if the President was Democrat and the Mayor was Republican, the President wouldn't have had anything to do with it. Last but not least, Exploiting the deaths of our young hero's in Iraq.
God Bless our Troops. Lets hope one day the Liberals in this country will wake up and see what they're doing. We're adults, we need to take action for our responsibilities, not make a mockery out of them. Secondly, we don't call our President a racist Mr. Kanye West, nor do we compare our Military to Nazi's Senator Dick Durbin. Both people of the left, one being a Rolemodel as a Rapper. The other being a United States Senator. It's sad what is going on with the left. It must be frusterating for normal Democrats to see what their Party is being changed into. My prediction is that soon, VERY SOON the Socialist Party of America and the Democratic Party will combine, maybe the Green Party as well. It's something I wouldn't put by them.
Cindy Sheehan Happy to exploit Casey
By Peter J. Manfra
"When we asked her for an interview she was apprehensive at first. But when we said we represented a soc
ialist Karl Marx Treatment Center, she smiled and relaxed. The chances of us interviewing Mother Moonbat were slim, considering the presence of such heavyweights as CBS2, WB11, Hispanic Galavision, and others." Said ThePeoplesCube.com.
While Cindy Sheehan is exploiting her sons death, Casey is laid to rest in an UNMARKED Grave! How sad is that? Now look at the picture to the left of Cindy being carried away. Look closely because you will see a smile on her face. If she was serious about what she believes in, if she was serious about everything she says, she wouldn't be smiling right now. She would be crying. Instead while Cindy is Lying, Casey is Crying. In the next year it wouldn't surprise me to see Cindy's signature on a book deal, movie deal, or even a spokewoman with a commercial on NPR.
Also I wanted to list the people who have interviewed Cindy when all of a sudden she has cell phone problems and has to go. Neil Conan, Dom Giordano and also a father who lost his son in Fallujah, Iraq.
I have an interesting idea, would anyone be willing to donate some money to buy a plane ticket for Cindy to IRAN to help gather some support? I want to see how good she does there. Honest to god, if anyone REALLY wants to donate some money so we can buy her a ticket, I bet we could get some press out of it. Or you can donate money for our cause for the hell of it.
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Get used to it, this country is worth fighting for!!! (Pics)
By Peter J. Manfra
Posting some of the 300+ pictures I took from this weekend. You can click on them to maximize as well. If you take any, make sure you give my website credit for them. Thanks and enjoy!!
-Setting up camp.
-The Crowd begins to show up.
-Bill Green of RightMarch.com speaks with the Media.
-One of MANY very attractive Conservatives.
-Not so very attractive Liberals...
-Mid way through our rally we were Invaded by WWII Navy Veterans.
-Two of many great signs that expose the truth.
-Melanie Morgan of MoveAmericaForward.com speaks to the Crowd!
-Military Moms from Oklahoma Support our cause :)
-Directly behind us the Navy held a Memorial for Navy Veterans of WWII.
-Anyone who didn't before, probably does now ;)
-This woman didn't like what we were doing and used her disability as an advantage. When someone tried to wheel her away from our area, she hopped out of her wheel chair like an 18 year old school girl jumping to the arrival of the Beatles.. tisk tisk.
-The guy on the left didn't like what we were doing either..
-Not sure what RT News is, but they interviewed a handfull of us.
-Al Jazeera was even there.. I would like to see her try wearing that in IRAN.
-Conservative girls ARE more Beautiful.
-We must have waited an hour for the AntiWar crowd to march..
-The Residents of the President of the United States of America.
-The Residents of the President of the Loonie Left.
More tonight sometime after midnight. (Have work)
A Story, a tear, a man who defended us
By Peter J. Manfra
Before posting all the pictures I have a story to share with everyone.
Sunday September 25, 2005. The 5 Star Gold Star Parents got on stage to talk about their child or some children who are in the Military and who have lost their lives defending Freedom. This story really got to me and thats why I wanted to share it with you. It's about Louis W. Qualls. A man who enlisted into the Marine Reserves. His father and brother were on the stage and told us the story Louis went through. Lance Corporal Qualls was a Ma
rine Reservist. Before he found out he was being sent to IRAQ he requested to go Active ARMY so he could go Special Forces. That request was accepted. LC Qualls then found out his unit was being sent to IRAQ. He asked if they could hold his paperwork for when he came back. They accepted. While he was in IRAQ his father recieved a letter from him, a letter that I can't remember sorry. It said something about LC Qualls remembering all the times he had spent with his dad when he was younger. Three hours after his dad read that letter there was a knock on his door. LC Quall's younger brother answered the door. His younger brother went to get his dad and told him "dad, there are three Marines at the door, they want to talk to you." Thats when Mr. Qualls broke down saying "no no.." His son, LC Louis W. Qualls was killed in action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq on November 16, 2004. He was 20 years old. LC Qualls will be remembered for his great service to this country Defending Freedom and Democracy.
In the picture on the right is his father. He is holding a cross with his sons name on it. He obtained that cross from a ditch in Crawford, Texas where Cindy Sheehan had put it. Mr. Qualls said "Cindy Sheehan, YOU DON'T SPEAK FOR ME!" The crowd of 1,000+ Troop Supporters cheered.
There was also another woman who was speaking for her husband who had also died in IRAQ. She has a son who is 18 monthes old. Her husband has never met her son but wrote letters to them all the time. They're now writing a book called "Letters to Logan". I encourage everyone to be on the look out for that book in the next year.