Sunday, August 29, 2010

The government wants to take over more land

This summer, the National Park Service initiated a new "special resource study" of the Rim of the Valley Corridor surrounding the San Fernando, La Crescenta, Santa Clarita, Simi and Conejos Valleys in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties of southern California.

The Rim of the Valley Corridor study's purpose is to determine whether any portion of the study area is eligible to be designated as a unit of the national park system or added to an existing national park such as the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The study will also explore other ways that private or governmental entities can protect resources and provide more outdoor recreation opportunities.

Sure sounds nice, doesn’t it? More parks that the state cannot afford to maintain. The state is closing parks and recreation areas. This preserves the land for what, the park rangers? People who have cabins in those areas don’t want you, me, or anyone else to enjoy a cabin like they do, so they start movements to “preserve nature”. They have theirs and the rest of us can go to hell. Before I bought the house in Saugus, there were only fields and trees there. As my and other newly built houses were occupied, people started petitions to not allow any other developments in adjoining areas. We got ours, the hell with everyone else.

The US government owns more of this county’s land than the people do. 80% of Utah is owned by the Feds. The more land that a government owns (federal, state, or local), the less land there is for the people. This will force the people to live in overcrowded cities, using “public” transportation because the streets and highways are not maintained properly (and not enough of them). The more we depend on a government entity the more they will charge us for “what they provide”. There are ways to preserve most of nature without having the government take over.

Our governments (Fed. State, and local) should be concerned with improving the economy and not dreaming up new restrictions and entities to enforce them. I got an email from Fran Pavley bragging about all the bills she and the legislature passed or were working on. None of them had anything to do with helping the economy. On the contrary, they were increasing the size of government and costs to run it.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Promotion Of Understanding Or A Symbol Of Conquest?

In the 8th century, Islamic armies conquered Spain. The medieval occupation of Spain – “al-Andalus” – is considered by Islamic theorists to have been an inevitable step in the manifest destiny of Islam, which is to have the world submit to Islam or perish. As a symbol of the expansion of Islam, the mosque at Cordoba Spain was built on the foundation of a Christian cathedral.

Dishonoring the symbols of conquered lands by destroying them and building a mosque, is the common custom of Islam. This is the what the building of a mosque on the site of the murdering of almost three thousand people of mainly American citizenship is all about. It is nothing more than a show of the beginning of conquering the Western World by Islam. If constructed, it will be the symbol of Islam’s victory and supremacy of Islam over western culture. It is not by coincident that the name of the mosque to be built will be named Cordoba House.

The mosque at Cordoba Spain represents a history of conquest and reconquest that, from the perspective of Islamists, is at an unfinished stage as of today. The caliphate of Cordoba was the geographic high point of Umayyad Muslim rule – that is, of the original caliphate that succeeded Mohammed – on European territory. It represents a glory that Islamists intend to restore. Its eventual loss to the Europeans represents, equally, an evil reversal, imposed by infidels, that requires redress.

“Cordoba,” in Islamic symbolic terms, means Islamic rule in the West. It does not mean “coexistence,” unless coexistence is interpreted as referring to Islamic rule. Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs cites the article (original in Arabic) published by Iraqi-American Khudhayr Taher on 18 May, in which Taher explains the following:

We must note that a hostile and provocative name [Cordoba] has been chosen for this mosque…Choosing the name ‘Cordoba House’ for the mosque to be constructed in New York was not coincidental or random and innocent. It bears within it significance and dreams of expansion and invasion [into the territory] of the other, [while] striving to change his religion and to subjugate him…

It is common knowledge that in the many mosques, which have been built in America, Imams are encouraging its members to fight against our culture and Judeo-Christian beliefs. It is the goal of all Muslims to have Sharia Law supersede our Constitution. Sharia Law forbids the contemplation of things not in the Koran. Women are treated as property of men at a status just below beasts of burden. They are not allowed any formal education. This means that a woman cannot be a doctor and since unrelated men are not allowed to touch or even look at uncovered women, the chance of women getting proper medical treatment is about zero. Legally under Sharia Law a woman’s worth is one half that of a man. Alleging rape, a woman needs to have four male witnesses to corroborate her allegation; otherwise she will be severely punished for adultery. This can be 90 lashes with a whip or death by stoning or both. Sharia Law is of a 7th century mentality and has no place in the 21st century.

Islam is incompatible with any other faith or non-faith. It dictates that all non-Muslims must submit to Islam or be murdered. There is no room for non-Muslims in a World Caliphate. A mosque at the 9/11 site will be a symbol of the righteousness of Islamic quest and a rallying point for future attacks on us. Allowing this mosque to be built will show we have no resolve nor heart to defend our beliefs and our way of life of liberty and freedom.

Europeans retook Cordoba in the 13th century and turned the mosque back into a cathedral. Are we incapable of standing up for our way of life or will we regain the spine of our founders and defeat this attempt at humiliation by the forces of Islam? Will we suffer at the hands of Islam for 5 centuries as Europe did before we fight back? Our future is in our hands. We can let liberty and freedom slip through our hands or rescue our Constitution by not giving another inch to the dark forces of the 7th century.

Obama said that Islam made great contributions to the world. That is a blatant lie. Any good contributions by Arabs were prior to Islamization. The Taliban murdered every Buddhist in Afghanistan, all Buddhist shrine and temples were destroyed, and all modern innovations forbidden. Islam is not good for America. If we allow Islam to dominate America we will find out what real terror is.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

We All Have Done A Lot Of talking, Now Is The Time For Action

Many of us have been disappointed by the outcome of the GOP primaries. Our personal choices did not meet muster; boo hoo, sniffle, sniffle. Let’s not parrot the diatribe of our true opponents who, if elected will continue to wreck the economy and tear up our Constitution with their socialist mantra. Our disappointment must not help to defeat our GOP slate of candidates.

I have run into many Republicans and conservatives acting like spoiled three year olds. Just like the a child, throwing a tantrum because he/she won’t get the candy bar at the checkout counter he/she wants and won’t settle for the one offered, they end up with nothing. People, grow up. We all know that we can’t have everything we want when we want it. A journey begins with one step. Just because it is a bumpy one, is no reason to give up. A chocolate bar may be tastier but let’s be thankful for the Trident gum for now.

We have to campaign with heartfelt enthusiasm for all the GOP candidates. Don’t allow your disappointment show and discourage others. We must encourage others to vote for our GOP slate. Just think what if Barbara Boxer and Jerry Brown win. That would be a disaster. Let’s not have any negativism when talking about our GOP candidates. Ronald Reagan said “if you agree 80% with me we can work together” (or something to that effect).

Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman agree with over 80% of our views on the major issues facing California and the Nation. It is a lot more realistic that we will influence the actions of Meg and Carly then those of Boxer and Brown who have proved that they don’t care what we want or think.

Let’s support our GOP candidates now and when they get elected keep in touch with them. Send them emails, letters, and faxes letting them know what we expect of them. Admonish them (respectfully) when their actions are counter to our principles and thank them for doing the right thing. We must play the cards dealt us.

I and the Party Leadership will work hard to help elect the whole GOP slate. We all have to take responsibility for our future and that of generations to come. In the past others have risked wealth, liberty, and life to build a nation based on the Constitution so wisely prepared by our founders. We are not being asked to risk anywhere near what others have. Just a little bit of our time walking precincts, making phone calls, and encouraging our friends, neighbors, and associates to vote GOP.

There are a million Republicans (plus many independents and Democrats having our core beliefs) in LA County. We all can make a ten dollar donation a month before November. This would raise more than $10 million a month for three months to help elect the GOP slate. Ten dollars is about three lattes, a sacrifice we all can make without suffering permanent damage.

Freedom and Liberty are not free. Let’s take responsibility for the future of California and America. Campaign enthusiastically, get out the vote, and be sure you vote the complete GOP slate