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The State of the Union…..

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If you watched President Obama’s State of the Union speech you likely saw what I saw: A ridiculous stream of biased and partisan rhetoric filled with half-truths or outright lies. Worst ever I have ever watched – regardless of the political party.

Man – it is frustrating but not surprising. This division in Congress and apparent division within the people of these United States is false. I have friends that are Democrats. We have far more in common than we do not. Sure we do not agree on all the issues however on many issues we do agree. You would

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Class warfare at its best

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The following came to me via a chain-email and thought it was great. Feel free to share it on Facebook, Tweet it, or send to all your friends via email. Rourke

 

The folks who are getting the free stuff don’t like The folks who are paying for the free stuff, because The folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer Afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.

And the folks who are paying for the free stuff Want the free stuff to stop.

And the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more Free stuff on top of the free stuff they are

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The Panhandle Rancher speaks….On Government and Responsibility

The nation makers by Howard Pyle, 1903

 

“A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.”  Thomas Jefferson [1]

 

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give from those who will not.” Thomas Jefferson [2]

 

            No longer is there any privately owned real estate. No, not anywhere in these United States. Our

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Infographic: Foreign Aid Around the World

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You know…..the government taxes the living $#*% out of us and continues to spend more and more money while taking more and more. It is a never ending cycle of irresponsible fiscal policy that is happening right n front of the American people and there is hardly an uproar. Sure – there are some of us who speak the truth and there are groups (like the Tea Party) as well – but just look at the election results and who continues to get reelected. Pathetic.

Check out this infographic below but be prepared to get pretty frustrated….if you aren’t already.

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Politics and ModernSurvivalOnline

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Every so often I express my views regarding politics here on ModernSurvivalOnline. Almost every time I do I get a negative comment or two – as well as a few emails stating that they do not like me offering my opinion on a preparedness site. The reasoning is generally two fold:

1. First and most often is the reader has a different opinion and is on the opposite side of the political spectrum.

2. Second, some readers just do not see the relationship between politics and preparedness.

I respect everyone’s opinion but as far as #1 goes

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Obamacare? A total waste of money!

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by MSO News CorrespondentHunter

 

http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP&date=20131230&id=17222320 

I stumbled across this and got to thinking. OK, the supposed experts that are in charge of this train wreck are saying that they are expecting anywhere from  2 to 3 million people to sign up or have signed up by the end of the year. A goal of 7 million people by March 31 of 2014  and at an estimated cost of 2.6 trillion over the next decade. Oh, and you will most likely be taxed to death on top of it if your employer provides you insurance that you

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We continue to lose our rights……

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Below is an excerpt from thenewspaper.com……

North Carolina Appeals Court Allows HOAs To Arrest For DUI North Carolina Appeals Court allows armed HOA security guards to conduct traffic stops that would be illegal for police to make.

Rental cops hired by homeowners associations (HOA) can conduct traffic stops that would be unconstitutional if performed by an actual police officer, according to a ruling handed down last week by the North Carolina Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel took up the case of Frederick Lloyd Weaver Jr, who was stopped on April 20, 2012 by an armed security guard employed

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Video: One reason America is in the shape its in….

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Take a look at this video. Although it is rather humorous it does provide some insight to the passive nature of citizens and shows how uninformed the public is (which keeps voting these crooks in).  Thanks “D.” for sending this in.

Rourke

 

 

 

Removing Pharaoh

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This post was originally published over at the website JamesRobison.net. It can be seen in its original form HERE. If you are not religious, do not believe in God – skip it. If you have some level of faith – it is an excellent read coming from a unique perspective looking at this countries increasingly “godification” of government and this Administration.   – – Rourke

 

Removing Pharoah by James Robison

Response to last week’s commentary was gratifying. Most readers seem to grasp a very important point: America’s Pharaoh is not a person

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America’s New Pharoah

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This post originally appeared over at JamesRobison.net. It can be seen in its original form HERE. This is another installment in a continuing series looking at government, the country we live in and God. I will say it again – if you are not a believer, if you are offended by religion – just skip this post. For everyone else – it is a great read and gets you thinking. – – Rourke

 

America’s New Pharoah by James Robison

America’s Pharaoh is not a person or a political party. It is a power source other than God upon which

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For the Sake of Freedom

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This post was originally published over at the website JamesRobison.net. It can be seen in its original form HERE. If you are not religious, do not believe in God – skip it. If you have some level of faith – it is an excellent read coming from a unique perspective looking at this countries increasingly “godification” of government and this Administration.   – – Rourke

 

A few weeks ago, the local news reported the latest assault on freedom by the current administration. The daily news reveals it continues to intensify. I listened to my wife’s brokenhearted response and wrote

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The last 5 years……

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I received this from MSO reader Don – thought it was well worth passing on. – Rourke Looking back through the past 5 years, many “Whens “pop up. Read them all to better understand where we are going as a country…. WHEN – he refused to disclose who donated money to his election campaign, as other candidates had done, people said it didn’t matter. WHEN – he received endorsements from people like Louis Farrakhan, Muramar Kaddafi and Hugo Chavez, people said it didn’t matter. WHEN – it was pointed out that he was a total newcomer and had absolutely no

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The Panhandle Rancher Speaks…..Needed Changes

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What is required to turn the Ship of State away from the reefs and shoals that surely lie ahead?   1. We must turn out any and all career politicians. This can happen in as little as three years. If someone has held office for more than two terms, he or she is a professional politician. Elected office is a service not a privilege. Absent term limits, which professional politicians are loath to pay more than lip service toward, we must show them the road. Each and every one. In their stead we must elect representatives that are sworn

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“We are going to fundamentally change America.”

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What’s that saying, “Times are a changing”? Boy, are they ever. The past six years – and for many others decades – have provided what many once thought were conspiracies are no realities. I continue to find myself shocked at the headlines and realize how disappointed my father and the rest of his generation would be to see what is happening in this country. Six years ago an inexperienced Senator from Illinois, with a Muslim upbringing, and a Muslim name, and mysterious background somehow wooed an entire nation and was elected President. He made no effort to hide his agenda

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Letter Re: …..On taking action

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Rourke,   The post by ‘D’ about becoming engaged in the community is one of the best reasoned I’ve yet read.    Yes, we should know each of our local elected officials for we put them in office. I submit that people of our way of thought and lifestyle must get involved with our communities; that we get involved with the Tea Party, with the Republicans, with the Democrats, with the Libertarians, perhaps even create a new political party, and use political processes to effect change within acceptable channels of change. We have been given a most unique gift,

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People need to “wake up”….

This is not going to be a long rant – but there is but one TRUTH. Yes – Truth is often perceived by ones perspective but irregardless there is but one Truth related to any situation.

I have Liberal/Progressive relatives and friends that just refuse to see the Truth. They cling on to their beliefs even though evidence to the contrary is right there in front of them and is indisputable. They hide behind stubbornness and walls of denial and disregard FACTS like my kids ignore their chores.

Progressives continue to respond to intuitive, logic-based Conservative ideas

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Government out of control……contact your Congressman!

There is a lot to be upset with our government today. Pathetic policies, ridiculous spending habits, and a flat-out failure to hold true to the spirit of our Founding Fathers and the Constitution.  I have been pretty vocal lately about politics and what I consider to be an agenda by the far left Progressive movement to fundamentally change this country. I am not nearly finished.

Regardless – there are a few Congressman that are honest and will stand up for what is right. Let them know what you are thinking – and what you need them to do.

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Good enough for you….but not for Congress

The ruling class of government  continue to stick their nose up ….right in front of us and in blatant fashion. Those very elected representatives that pushed ObamaCare onto the citizens of this country because it is such a great system and is needed – are now exempt from participating themselves in it.

On Wednesday, August 7th Congress and their staff was provided a waiver to participation in ObamaCare. While the rest of us are REQUIRED to abide by the new laws – those that boasted about its ability to provide more coverage, cheaper – are now exempt.

President Obama has

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Are politics and preparedness connected?

Are Politics and Preparedness Related?

 

Yes. Yes they are. Several months ago I stated I would not write about politics again. I have not held up to that and in fact, I plan on doing a lot more. Some of you have expressed that this is a preparedness website and politics should play no part in it. At the risk of loosing some readers – it’s my site and I believe politics SHOULD play a vital role here at ModernSurvivalOnline. “Why?”, you may ask – because one of the largest threats to our existence and way of life is

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Government control is getting ridiculous…..

I received a letter from my credit union today and was informed that the Federal Reserve limits how many withdrawals I can make from my savings account. Now I have found out this is actually old news that I am just hearing now – but what in the world? What right does the government have to tell me how often or how many times I can make withdrawals from MY savings account?

FREEDOM is becoming a rare commodity nowadays and all signs point to it getting worse and worse. Want to open a business? There are tons

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Government ejects man for voicing pro-2nd Amendment opinion…..

New Jersey has some of the strictest gun laws in the United States. Government’s overbearing ways are certainly present in this state. At a recent hearing where the public was invited to give opinions on upcoming gun control legislation – the government panel was not too happy with speaker James Kaleda.

James Kaleda is a Second Amendment activist who fights for our rights to bear arms. Please watch both video’s below.

The first shows Mr. Kaleda making his case against the proposed legislation and when he gets a little passionate about his beliefs he is immediately ejected. At the end of the video the

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Revolutionary Math

This post was recommend by frequent MSO Contributor Bret Gould. With the recent discussions over the reason why the 2nd Amendment exists - I see this article as a good tie-in. Just today I had to answer the question – “Why does anyone need a magazine that holds over 10 rounds?” 

The following is someones opinion. I do not agree with any kind of thinking that a civil war is going to break out in the United States. We are far from that possibility. There is a lot of peaceful work to do before it were ever to come to that. What

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NY Democrat: Please Don’t Release That Document…..

NY Democrat: Please Don’t Release That Document Showing We Actually Do Want to Confiscate Guns (Video)

 

This article can be seen in its original form at http://www.menrec.com/2013/01/democrat-releasing-that-document.html.

- Rourke

 

Late last night, New York Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, one of the few Republicans with a strong enough spine to stand up to the new gun legislation, released the following statement on his Facebook page.

Here it is. This is the video where I was asked to keep the Democrat proposals for the NY SAFE Act away from the public. This list was given to me by a colleague

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If you do not want to hear about politics……don’t read this!

I didn’t write this – but it makes a lot of sense. I would love to have had the 1st Presidential debate go as described. We know that will never happen. 

Hope you have a few chuckles reading this - 

 

 

If I was the moderator of the upcoming presidential debates!

Good evening, Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney. I’ll be your moderator tonight. I hope our audience welcomes you with as much warmth and good cheer as you deserve.

Before I proceed with my questions, you should know a few things about me. I , my wife, my

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