When politics are not self defined by the individual, politics become a group telling an individual their rights- from forcing you to wear a seatbelt, to how you should walk on the Appalachian Trail. Know what's going on with your Government. Don't let others take your inalienable rights away. The weaker we are as an individual (social security, healthcare, government education)...the stronger the Government. The masses are asses. This country is a republic, not a democracy. The links below help you to think beyond group thinking.
Want to know where you stand on the political map , but don't follow politics...try the World's Smallest Political Quiz. It's Only 10 questions!
Thousands of candidates and elected officials. Who works for you? Who is seeking your vote?
A free press in a free society: A watchdog exposing government waste, fraud, corruption and abuse of power
"You shall know the Truth and...the Truth shall make you Mad!" Want to know the Democrats secret plan for America?...I believe that the principal difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats just want to grow our Imperial Federal Government a bit faster than the Republicans do. I am Neal Boortz...
Can't decide if you're a Democrat or Republican- Let the Ladies help you out!
What's wrong with Politics?: Let Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin & Ambassador Andrew Young help you vote for Fulton County Commission Chairman on November 7, 2006.
See how much $$$ it cost to promote Freedom:
Cost of the War in Iraq
Lets not blame those who condemn Freedom, but rather those who try to spread Freedom.
What is the left thinking??? The power to change our country and develop a society that places human needs over profits:
Salon.com (From News & Politics to Fashion & the Arts)
MoveOn.org (Pure Progressive Thinking a.k.a. Socialism)
Democrats.com (Protest and Organize)
Democratic Underground (founded on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2001, to protest the illegitimate presidency of George W. Bush and to provide a resource for the exchange and dissemination of liberal and progressive ideas.)
BuyBlue.org (Your hard earned $$$ may be supporting your opposing political beliefs...see who Corporate America supports.)
Fark.com (Interesting, bizarre and amusing news stories.)
Where to live based on your political values.
Topics that come up in politics, so I decided to write them down.
Your Money & the Gun
But see what happens if the government gets involved. The government takes my sandwich from me by force. Consequently, I am a reluctant giver. The government then bestows my sandwich on the hungry man. Instead of being thankful to me, however, the man feels entitled to this benefit. In other words, the involvement of the state has utterly stripped the transaction of its moral value, even though the result is exactly the same.
Now let’s keep the same scenario but change the outcome. I am approached by the hungry man, as before, but this time, instead of agreeing to share my sandwich, I refuse to do so. Along comes a third man, who pulls out a gun, points it at my head, and forces me to hand over my sandwich to him, upon which he gives it to the hungry guy. What is the moral quality of the gunman’s action? I think most people would consider him an unscrupulous thug who should be apprehended and punished. Yet when the government does precisely the same thing—forcibly seizing from some in order to give to others—the liberal insists the government is acting in a just and moral manner." - Dinesh D’Souza (Read the Article)
The ruling by the Supreme Court is a sad example of how majority blinds individuals into thinking with others, instead of for others (individuals). Read the full decision here.
Dissenting Judges Reactions:
"Any property may now be taken for the benefit of
another private party, but the fallout from this decision will not be random.
The beneficiaries are likely to be those citizens with disproportionate
influence and power in the political process, including large corporations and
development firms." "As for the victims, the government now has license to transfer property
from those with fewer resources to those with more. The Founders cannot have
intended this perverse result. Under the banner of economic development, all private property is now
vulnerable to being taken and transferred to another private owner, so long as
it might be upgraded."
"The court has erased the Public Use Clause from our Constitution. Today's decision is simply the latest in a string of our cases construing the public use clause to be a virtual nullity, without the slightest nod to its original meaning."
Backcountry & Environmental Politics
Reserving a Campground: now online at Reserve America.
Appalachian Trail Ridge Runner: Gizmo (Taken from "The Appalachian Trail Journal" By: Ben Corr)
"While I was shaving, I overheard Billy being hassled by Ridge
runner 'Gizmo'. The guy wanted Billy to stop playing Game Boy, look him in the
eye and shake him by the hand. This didn't go down well at all with Billy. Later
on we got to hear this same guy tell us how it is impossible for people to hike
more than 20 miles/day without destroying their bodies, before moving on to
lecture Will on the inadequacy of his boots. Annoying douche.
Human Population...can we please have some more? A "global view of consumption by humans as it relates to the total amount of plant-derived resource production worldwide." Learn more about the map.