Saturday, October 31, 2009

Those who have become a part of the problem...

"I don't believe that those who have become part of the problem are necessarily the best qualified to solve the problems." -- Ronald Reagan (1976)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Energy independence... so they said then

"[In 1973] we were lined up at the gas station - turned our thermostats down as Washington announced 'Project Independence.' We were going to become self-sufficient, able to provide for our own energy needs. At that time, we were only importing a small percentage of our oil. Yet, the Arab boycott caused half a million Americans to lose their jobs when plants closed down for lack of fuel…. [T]hree years later… 'Project Independence' [had] become "Project Dependence." Congress [had] adopted an energy bill so bad we were led to believe Mr. Ford would veto it. Instead, he signed it. And, almost instantly, drilling rigs all over our land started shutting down. [So], for the first time in our history [in 1976] we [were] importing more oil than we [were producing]." -- Ronald Reagan (1976)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's time to elect a Congress that will...

"[L]aws passed by Congress can be repealed by Congress. And, if Congress is unwilling to do this, isn't it about time we elect a Congress that will?" -- Ronald Reagan (1976)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

We'll never build a lasting economic recovery...

"The fact is, we'll never build a lasting economic recovery by going deeper into debt at a faster rate than we ever have before." -- Ronald Reagan (1976)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Down the road under the banner of Marx, et al

"[B]ack in 1936, Mr. Democrat himself, Al Smith, the great American, came before the American people and charged that the leadership of his Party was taking the Party of Jefferson, Jackson, and Cleveland down the road under the banner of Marx, Lenin, and Stalin." -- Ronald Reagan (1964)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Who can stop the advance of socialism now?

"[On] February 19th [1963] at the University of Minnesota, Norman Thomas, six-times candidate for President on the Socialist Party ticket, said, "If Barry Goldwater became President, he would stop the advance of socialism in the United States." -- Ronald Reagan (1964)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The trouble with liberals...

"[T]he trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." -- Ronald Reagan (1964)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wrong perceptions... wrong solutions

"We have so many people who can't see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one. So they're going to solve all the problems of human misery through government and government planning." -- Ronald Reagan (1964)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Why TERM LIMITS are essential to reform

I have a CURRENT REALITY TREE (CRT -- one of the Thinking Processes tools) entitle "Washington Establishment" that clearly depicts why term limits are essential to achieve any long-lasting and meaningful political reform in the U.S.

Contact me at rcushing(at)ceoexpress(dot)com to request a PDF copy of the CRT.

My hope is that there will be wide distribution and discussion of this logical tree in support of term limits.

Thanks. I hope to hear from many of you soon.

There's only UP or DOWN

"[T]here is no such thing as a left or a right. There's only an up or down - [up] man's old, old-aged dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. And regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on a downward course." -- Ronald Reagan (1964)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

This is the issue... self-government

"This is the issue…: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves." -- Ronald Reagan (1964)

Monday, October 12, 2009

The lie of the "advance" of socialism

Communist socialism was responsible for turning the world's largest wheat exporter (Russia) into the world's largest wheat importer in a few short decades. That same Communist-socialist form of collectivism was able to turn the African continent's wealthiest nation (Ethiopia) into that continent's most destitute nation in only 17 years.

As F.A. Harper has rightly said:

"[Socialism]... due to its inability to generate any accumulation of the tools required for an advanced society,... must subsist on the confiscation of what has already been produced under some other plan; it has to parasitize something. The confiscation of private property is civilization in retreat."
The leftist avant garde is, despite their motives and intent, taking this nation and the world back to the caves and jungles, not forward to utopia.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Becoming a bee...

“The social insects [such as ants and bees] demonstrate a near approach to the ideal of the socialist society…. The wishes of the individual insect are not allowed to come in conflict with his bounden duty to the colony. Unlimited cooperation, with a total lack of competition within their society, seems to prevail. In fact, the individual insect seems incapable of either a thought or a wish.


“These insect colonies are highly materialistic. Moral and spiritual considerations play no part…. Population is rigidly controlled. By killing those that do not work and by ruthlessly destroying the ill and the aged, full employment and ‘high’ productivity is maintained…. A high ‘national income’ is maintained by imposing compulsion of labor at an early age, by compulsion of long work weeks and by prohibiting vacations either with or without pay. Whereas the individual insect exhibits no self-interest, the self interests of the colony are substituted therefore; the two are in one sense similar, though the colony-selfishness operates on a huge scale whereby the mass of insects are driven into supporting it by blind allegiance.”

Harper, Dr. Floyd A. Liberty - A Path to Its Recovery. Irving-on-Hudson, NY: Foundation for Economic Education, The, 1949.

All this is becoming much too real a possibility to me. Keep writing your Congressmen and Senators. Many of them have forgotten the first principals of these United States.