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Teeing it up: A Round at the LINKs

Once again it was a very busy week as law makers passed another trillion dollar spending bill without even reading it.  To borrow a line form NJ Governor Chris Christie, what the hell are we paying these clowns for.  On the 2012 election front, the candidate I support (Ron Paul) continues to be hammered by the establishment, establishment supporting pundits, conservative bloggers, neo-cons and anyone else who is willing to get in line for what they perceive as a weak foreign policy position.  I feel their perception is misguided and during the up coming week I will try to make the case as to why his foreign policy position actually promotes individual liberty and overall strengthens America.  There are many solid conservatives who I respect in conservative circles missing the boat on this one in my opinion.  They’re radar locked on the notion that it will be an outside force that is the greatest threat to our liberties.  I will attempt to show why this simply isn’t true and how we’ve all been deceived into buying this snake oil.  I will also try to show that the real threat to our personal liberties is directly related to the constant state war so many conservative seem eager to get behind.  In the end I might ending up offending some good friends to this site; but I believe it’s a topic that warrants an adult conversation.

The best article I read this past week came from our very own Right-Hand-Man.  In his post “Of the People” he reminds us of our responsibilities as informed citizens to hold our elected officials accountable for their actions and votes.  When an elected representative votes on a trillion dollar spending bill without even reading it, it doesn’t matter whether they have an “R” or a “D” in front their name, it’s time to go.  I mean we’re talking about a trillion dollars of taxpayer money; OUR money.  We deserve better than this.  And where is the tea party on all this?  Why have the been so quite? Their silence is absolutely shameful.  Once again the only group talking about these topics are the conservative bloggers below.  They are truly the tip of the spear in getting the word out.  If you want to know what’s really going on in the political world look no further than the links below.  These fine people day and day out are fighting for America and reporting what the MSM ignores.  So tee it up and enjoy another SENTRY JOURNAL round at the LINKs.

A reminder for all those in Congress

A Conservative Teacher: Quick Status Check on Bill of Rights    

Ace of Spades: Mitt Romney On ObamaCare: “Repeal The Bad And Keep The Good” 

American Glob: The Iowa GOP Debate: Winners And Losers  

American Perspective: Tea Party Sadness: Gingrich, Romney, Really?

America’s Watchtower: Gunrunner: Brian Terry murdered one year ago tonight  

ARRA News Service: Payroll Tax Cut And Keystone Pipeline Pipeline Get Two Months Consideration  

Atlas Shrugs: Revealing Obama’s Secret Agenda  

Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead: Shut Up–You’re Under Arrest

Big Journalism: ABC World News Reports On Illegal Gun Sales … In NYC

Bread upon the Waters: Money Money Money Money: The Candidates Address Global Warming  

BUNKERVILLE: Omnibus ‘Crap Sandwich’ budget bill passed without reading it

Capitol Commentary: Kooks in Kalifornia Push Klimate Change  

Catholibertarian: Let’s Celebrate Jesus’ Coming With a Little Music  

COMMON CENTS: Video: Greta Van Susteren interviews Rush Limbaugh 

Conservative Hideout 2.0: Bill Whittle’s Voter Guide to Republicans 

Don’t Tread On Us: Why I Post Less 

Doug Ross@Journal: Unions Days Away From Getting Ambush Elections Thanks to Radical Labor Board   

EYE OF POLYPHEMUS: Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011)  

Freedom’s Lighthouse: Rush Limbaugh on Nikki Haley Endorsement of Mitt Romney

Fuzzy Logic: Fuzzy Shorts: Newt, BO, Unicorns, Income Inequality, and Other Stuff

J O S H U A P U N D I T: Voter Fraud ‘Minimal’…Oh, Really? 

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Ann Coulter plays birther card on Tea Party for not supporting Romney

Liberty At Stake: Our Black Guy Didn’t Do It

Maggie’s Notebook: Most Conservative Issue is Obama – Liberals Have to Lie to Win

Manhattan Infidel: Central Banks Move to Calm Fears   

Moonbattery: Occucommies Exploit Children in Attack on Police 

Motorcitytimes: Video: Chris Wallace showing his true elitist colors  

NoOneOfAnyImport: Happy?

Nuke’s: Why do conservatives distrust Mitt? 

Pirate’s Cove: Final Defense Bill Does Not Include Ability To Detain American Citizens

Political Clown Parade: Photoshop™ Of The Day  

Political Realities: Ron Paul Moving in on Newt Gingrich

Proof Positive: Person of the Year?  

Randy’s Roundtable: Obama And Corzine

Right Klik: Romney vs Newt in a nutshell…   

Right Truth: Why does Congress let Obama get away with it?  

rjjrdq’s America II: Feds Turn The Screws On Joe Arpaio 

Robbing America: Republican Primaries for Dummies:  

SayAnything Blog: Ending North Dakota’s Property Taxes Discussed On Fox Business    

Spellchek: It’s not safe to text and drive? Who knew?  

teresamerica: Constitutional Expert Explains What ‘Natural Born Citizen’ Means  

THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: OUR DISGRACEFUL CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP   

The Camp Of The Saints: A Christmas Message From The Leader Of The Free World 

The Classic Liberal: The Death of American Freedom with Sofia Vergara    

The Country Thinker: Letter to the Wall Street Journal About Ron Paul’s Foreign Policy 

The Daley Gator: Video- Obnoxious Atheist treated like the bigot he is  

The Libertarian Patriot: TLP Quik Hits: Foreign Policy Blowback        

The Lonely Conservative: Executive Orders 

THE OTHER McCAIN: Republican Fascism And Raaaaacism 

The Reaganite Republican: Levin BLASTS Krauthammer, Will, Coulter, and Rubin…   

The TexasFred Blog: CAN MUSLIMS BE GOOD AMERICANS?     

Thomas Jefferson Club: Finally, A Bright Idea From Congress  

To Be Right: The Balanced Budget Amendment is Dead. Good.   

TOTUS: American Junkie

Virgina Right: HOW NOT to FIGHT ICLEI in Your HOMETOWN! WE TURN to MISSOULA, MONTANA… 

WARD WORLD: Rush Slams GOP Establishment   

WESTERN HERO: Dude, Where’s My Drone?  

What Would The Founders: Think: Bill of Rights Day 

WyBlog: Yes! An 11th hour deal to save the incandescent light bulb!


Thanks for all the outstanding articles.  No one can take away from the rock solid work you guys do every day!  Have a great week.

Liberty forever, freedom for all!

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  • Matt December 18, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Thanks for the link sir!
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  • Teresa December 18, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Thanks for the linkage John. Have a blessed week.

    For the record, I think that both the threats inside and outside of the U.S. are equal. They both need to be addressed.
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  • Silverfiddle December 18, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    If you want to help Ron Paul with the doubters, you should clear up where he stands on the CIA, spying on our enemies, and foreign military cooperation short of wars and invasions, like we’ve enjoyed with Canada, England and Australia.

    Where does he stand on our decade-long Philippines deployment, where we’ve provided military assistance to them so they can go after Abu Sayyef?

    We’re all anti-war, that’s an easy one, especially for those of us who have actually been in one or two. Would he end all military assistance and cooperation, or does he like some of it?
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    • John Carey December 18, 2011 at 6:10 PM

      Defaulting to big government solutions by our leading candidates should bring down as much scrutiny and ire from conservatives on Romney and Gingrich as does a non-interventionist position Paul takes. But oddly enough it doesn’t. In the upcoming week I’m going to attempt to make the case as to why I believe perpetual war is eroding our liberty and why we need to look at it from a different perspective. I do get it silver, we have certain commitments we must honor. My point is history shows us that endless wars lead to liberties being diminished because more power is granted to the state to fight these wars. The founders certainly knew this. This is why many favored a militia over a large standing army.

      If you want to know how close we were to losing some of our liberties, look no further than this past week. Our congress was actually on the verge of passing a defense spending bill which had such ambiguous language embedded in it, it led many to its implied conclusion; the indefinite detainment of American citizens who were suspected of supporting terrorist activity without due process. That should scare the hell out of any liberty loving American. But we justified the language because of war on terrorism and security. I’m all for a strong national defense, just not at the expense of individual liberty. I’m going to write a post on it this week so there will be plenty of material to debate my friend.
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      • Silverfiddle December 18, 2011 at 6:28 PM

        That defense bill still has problems, and we’re all against “perpetual war.’ And commitments aside, I just want to know where he stands on military cooperation and does he believe in spying on other nations?
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  • LD Jackson December 18, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    Thanks for the link, John. I will be looking forward to reading your posts on Ron Paul’s foreign policy.
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  • Bunkerville December 18, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    Thanks again for the link, and a great list.
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  • Steve Dennis December 18, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    Thanks for the link!
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  • 5etester December 18, 2011 at 9:57 PM

    Have a great Christmas next weekend John. Thanks for all your hard work putting together these link posts each week.
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  • Martin December 19, 2011 at 12:08 AM

    Thanks for the link! Merry Christmas to The Sentry Journal!
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  • Maggie@MaggiesNotebook December 19, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Right-Hand-Man is so right about continuing to sign these pieces of legislation without reading them. Rand Paul said he wouldn’t consider voting for the Omnibus for that reason. Congress wanted to get out of town, and were fine with waiting to “find out what’s in it.” How long have they known they had to pass a Bill to keep the government from shutting down. Answer: since the last one they signed.

    Thanks so much for including me in your reading list John!
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    • John Carey December 19, 2011 at 11:26 PM

      You’re very welcome Maggie. It’s a very frustrating thing to know that 2010 is nothing more than a memory. We need to remind them in 2012 who they work for. I say send all home who voted on this bill without reading it. That includes one of my favorite Republicans…Paul Ryan.
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  • Linda December 21, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    Merry Christmas, John Carey. Say, did you guys win that park contest, or what? Oh, and happy New Year. Your work is much appreciated.
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