Liberty Blessed America

The Authoritarian Faction Abuses Freedom of Speech

Posted in Republicans by Larsen Rogers on September 6, 2009

Being a strong believer in Freedom of Speech, I must admit that my belief has been challenged by the incessant rants of the right-wing nuts. Much of the vile, filth, and lies spread by Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Michelle Malkin, and Rush Limbaugh has poisoned the minds of the ordinary American.

Ironic, how the Authoritarian faction of the Republican party, whose primary objective is to coerce their ideology on to others, allege that President Barack Obama is planning to coerce his ideology on school children. First of all, the children are not very bright in the first place if a speech, which is most likely less than hour, is going to convert them. Secondly, the myth that the President will attempt to plant a seed of socialism into the minds of the children is utterly idiotic.

The sad is not that these Authoritarian make these false claims but the the fact that people are believing. I was in two debates this week with average persons who have been listening to the TV and radio of Authoritarian talk shows.

So I recognize the danger of these Authoritarians having twenty-four access via TV, Radio, and the Internet to spread their ill will. The danger is that they say so much bogus so often and so quickly there is not time to investigate every false claim they make.

Can America be destroyed with such a large force of bogus reports being propelled like bullets from machine gun? My first reaction is to start yelling back and to practice my freedom of speech. My next reaction to think that I am overreacting to consistent battery of right-wing propaganda.

This is what I do know. The Authoritarians who are calling themselves Conservatives or Libertarians have organized and financed themselves better and faster than the Liberals. They are bold and aggressive. They get up early and they ambush early. They use the Liberal criticisms of the Conservatives to fire back at us.

For example, Liberals have been reporting on the dangers of Right-wing propaganda. Now, the Authoritarians are accusing the Liberals of Leftist propaganda. The Liberals seem to be in a constant self-defense mood because the Authoritarians are so offensive most of the time.

I don’t have an answer. I do not have a solution. I am simply blogging about my concerns. I hear co-workers repeating the falsehoods from Fox News and other sources and I wonder how they could actually believe the bogus. I see the Authoritarian authors like Glenn Beck, Dick Morris, Ann Coulter on book shelves in retail stories and I am amazed that they can actually write. But what worries me is the bogus that innocent people will read and believe.

But perhaps it has always been and will always be this way. I wish that the Authoritarian faction would shut the hell and go up. They make it nearly impossible for legitimate concerns to be addressed. There rants cannot be taken at face value, which I would think is a disadvantage for them. What if they actually have a legitimate concern? They have claimed so much bogus, Liberals like me are not likely to listen.

And what is their goal anyway? I know they, despite their claims, have no desire to protect American values or the Constitution. They want to do what they want to do regardless of the damage it causes. Of course, maybe, I am becoming paranoid. I do know they have no interest, whatsoever, to listen to and openly discuss other ideas. If it is not their idea, they oppose it. Then they rationalize their reason for opposing.

Finally, their abuse of our American right to Freedom of Speech, sickens me. I’m confident that the Founding Fathers did not intend for that freedom to be so blatantly and flagrantly abused. It is clear that the Authoritarians, who need to shut up, want their opponents, the American people, to shut it.

Eric Cantor Republican Whip of U.S. House of Representatives

Posted in Republicans by Larsen Rogers on February 18, 2009

Larsen Rogers here to discuss Eric Ivan Cantor (born June 6, 1963).

Eric Cantor is the Republican representative of the Seventh congressional district in Virginia. He is the twenty-third Republican Whip of the United States House of Representatives. A whip is a party enforcers who whip people into shape and make sure they show up for an important vote.

Eric Cantor assumed his office on January 3, 2009. His term completes on January 3, 2011. To learn more about him review his biography at Wikipedia located at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Cantor.

The Voting Record and Interest Group Ratings on Project Vote Smart indicates that Mr. Cantor disapproves of responsible family planning, sex education and reproductive rights. Mr. Cantor dislikes Arts and Humanities.

He favors business and retail but disfavors consumers. He fails to support Civil and Human Rights. Although he does favor the improvement of libraries and information, he fails to take a supportive stance towards Education.

Mr. Cantor displays a disregard for campaigns that address the issues of falling wages, working people, and the need to re-evaluate our energy dependence. While he does seem to take an interest in developing wind energy he otherwise has a complete disregard for environmental issues.

Mr. Cantor observes the right to bear arms but has no concern for preventing gun violence.

To learn more about his propaganda review his websites at: http://cantor.house.gov/ and http://www.ericcantor.com/.

From reviewing the voting records and the interest groups that favor Mr. Cantor I can only conclude that this U.S. Representative is bad for America and bad for Liberty.

Mr. Cantor recently voted against the 2009 Economic Package (H.R. 1). His anti-Liberty and anti-American ideology are bad for this country. Since I do not live in Virginia I can neither vote for or against him but it is concerning that he was recently re-elected.

Liberty Help Us!

Sincerely,
Larsen Rogers
Never forget: Liberty Blessed America

So what do you think about that?

Republican Representative John Boehner

Posted in Republicans by Larsen Rogers on February 18, 2009

Larsen Rogers here to talk to you all about how very important it is for us as citizens of the United States of America to be involved in politics.

I was under the incorrect assumption that our freedoms as established in the Constitution of the United States of America and in the Bill of Rights would always be there to protect us. That is not true. It is scary at how easily those freedoms can be discarded by the people in political power of our nation. The very people we elect.

Since I have been awakened by the alleged abuse of power by the George W. Bush administration I am making an effort to learn more about the political players in our Government.

The economic stimulus package known as H.R. 1 has been discussed and debated in Congress recently. This is of course a large and important legislation that could do a great good or harm or nothing for the United States of America.

However, what I am looking at learning more about are the key political players involved in this debate. Who are they and what are their roles?

The Republican Representative John Boehner has made a lot of noise during the debate on H.R. 1. So I will start with a discussion on what I have learned about him.

Before I do, though, here is a list of links to website that provide an objective review of John Boehner.

• Wikipedia is my first source for researching anything online so here is a link to information on John Boehner on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Boehner
• Project Vote Smart provides a biography and voting record on John Boehner at: http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=27015
• John Boehner has his own website at: http://johnboehner.house.gov/
• And if you choose to follow John Boehner on Twitter you can do so at: http://twitter.com/johnboehner

John Andrew Boehner was born on November 17, 1949. He is a member of the Republican Party. Currently he is serving as the House Minority Leader in the 111th Congress. He is a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

John Boehner served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He attended and graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati. After graduation he worked as a business. More can be learned about him on the sites I listed above.

The Twitter link provides some good links to articles, blogs and videos that promote the political views of John Beohner and Republicans which can be helpful in understanding the Republican perspective on the stimulus package.

My impression of John Boehner is that he is histrionic. He is loud, he rants and he raves. He gets emotional and at least once he cried openly. He appears to be a person that would be intimidating on a personal level, particularly if one disagrees with him and wants to express his or her opinion.

John Boehner appears to have a strong personality and a competitive nature. He is probably the center of attention at any social gathering. He appears to be quick to criticize and condescending.

Those are just my impressions and could be completely wrong. My main goal in providing such an assessment is learn about him and determine: Is he helping America?

I do not live in Ohio so I can neither vote for or against John Boehner. I do like people who stand strong for their principles but I favor more the person who has good principles and good intentions. I favor a person who can examine and analysis data objectively.

I could not decide if John Boehner can do that or not. He has had over a month to review the original H.R. 1. He provides links to sites that compare H.R. 1 to a Republican plan demonstrating in their opinion that the Republican plan is better. Then he complains that he has not had enough time to review the newest version of the H.R. 1 but can easily criticize what he does not like about the newest version of H.R. 1.

The most beneficial research to understanding the values of John Boehner was reviewing the Interest Group Ratings on Project Vote Smart. The impression I get is that John Boehner is too conservative to be helpful to America during this time of financial crisis.

So what do you think about that?