22 April 2010

Collectivists Live by Projection

I've touched on this idea in this space before. Here now are a couple of short posts I sent to Posterous, combined into one place for linking purposes.

Collectivists live by projection.

If they are violent, they accuse Constitutionalists of violence. If they are racist, they accuse me of racism. If they want to shut down free speech, they accuse me of wanting to shut them up. (I want them to say exactly what they believe.)

If they are blindly following some Marxist leader, like George Soros, John Podesta, or Andy Stern, they accuse me of having no intelligence of my own and blindly following someone like Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck, or Rush Limbaugh. On the contrary: O'Reilly is not conservative enough for me; Rush and Glenn simply echo my beliefs. Sometimes, even they do not go far enough. (See my post with my "precinct card.")

I believe in the Constitution, and I will oppose you even if I don't hear one national voice with my viewpoint! In fact, if the current few voices are silenced, you will hear the voice of MILLIONS against you!

(Part 2)

As I write this, Rush Limbaugh is finishing up his coverage of the story of a woman with cancer who was on Medicaid, scheduled for a transplant. The Social Security Administration contacted her, offering disability benefits for her 3-year-old son. She accepted, and the disability payments caused her to be ineligible for Medicaid. They've canceled her coverage, and the hospital will not do the transplant because of liability issues.

Earlier this morning Fox News featured a short bit about effective tax rates going up in 2011, including a mention of the Death Tax phase-out (so that the estate tax rate is 0 this year) expiring at the end of the year. Estates of decedents who die in 2011 could face a tax rate of 55%--that is, the State Bureaucratic Apparatus will take OVER HALF of what someone has EARNED during his or her LIFETIME. That is on top of whatever taxes were paid on that money when it was earned.

All this reminds me of Alan Grayson's placard presentation, claiming the Republicans want you to die quickly. It's obvious that it is in fact the COLLECTIVISTS who want that. In effect they're saying, if you're going to die in the next couple of years, and you want to preserve your estate, you had better die in 2010--in a word, quickly. If you have a chance to get a transplant to extend your life a bit, but you're going to be on public assistance for the rest of your life, anyway, we'd rather you don't get the transplant, and die quickly.

When a collectivist accuses a conservative of something odious and despicable, it's nearly always projection.

08 April 2010

An Interesting Opportunity for Nevada

A news story I just heard stated that my U. S. Representative, Dean Heller, expressed concern over Sen. John Ensign's behavioral issues, but stopped short of calling for him to resign.

That got me thinking. We know Harry Reid is in trouble, and may lose to a Republican challenger. But which one? I personally like Sharron Angle. I've heard noises of some opinions that she is "too conservative." (I say that's impossible.) Right now, Sue Lowden is the front-runner, and the young Danny Tarkanian seems very popular, too.

I don't know right now if Nevada has a Gubernatorial Appointment process or a Special Election process for replacing a U. S. Senator mid-term. I will do some research to see if I can determine what the process is. But in any case, I think it would be beneficial for Nevada to have one Senator from each of two major regions: North and South. According to Sen. Ensign's website, he was raised in the North up until high school, but now considers Las Vegas his home.

Even if Lowden or Tarkanian wins the Republican primary, I will fully support the GOP effort to defeat Harry Reid in November. I would then also love to see Angle chosen to replace Ensign should he resign. I have no problem with Ensign in the Senate. He seems to be conservative enough. But should he be pressured to resign, I believe Sharron Angle would be an outstanding choice to take his place.