CLAIMING THIS AS A FIRST TO POST: Sounds like the American Liberty League from Phillips-Fein book. After reading Invisible Hands The Businessmen’s Crusade Against the New Deal, you automatically become more aware of information presented concerning conservatives, in conversations, on-line, and in newspapers. The Pueblo Chieftain has always been a bastion of conservatism, at least in the editorial section. This article illustrates the same conservative jargon presented in the book, as well as repeated ad-nauseum on Fox News. The key phrases, such as “We suffer a lack of strong, principled leadership and pride in America.” This is the standard indictment against our ‘liberal’ president. The (dirty?)laundry list of conservative euphemisms are all presented as well, starting with the U.S. Constitution, followed by all the areas of society conservatives want to maintain free from supervision/control. “As each day passes, more and more of our individual freedoms are lost. This is something that the Founders who visualized our Republic would find deplorable. Our ever-meddling “nanny government” seeks to regulate every aspect of our lives from the food we eat, to how our children are educated, to the light bulbs we can use, to how we live and work, to how we are able to defend our homes and families, and to the private property we own. It even attempts to reformulate our religious beliefs concerning sanctity of life, of marriage, of caring for our sick and elderly.” The newest and most amusing lines are the “freedom to use power eating lightbulbs”, and “reformulate” must mean what the Puritans believed, that the uterus of women must be under male direction. I suppose one should look on the bright side, at least now groups like this are out in the open! Maybe I have started to understand Kansas, and Thomas Frank a bit better. Frustration is the key word when you see the phrase, “It is time to put “We the People” back into the big picture”. If the (common)’people’ of our country had the power, would anybody vote for con$ervative$?
Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2011 12:00 am
Liberty Action Group stands for freedom By KEITH LORENSEN | LIBERTY ACTION GROUP The Pueblo Chieftain | 0 comments
We are living in troubled times. The whole world seems to be falling into a state of chaos. We hear about continued violence and bloodshed in the Middle East and North Africa. Here at home, as in much of the civilized world, we are in financial crisis. Millions of good folks are unemployed even as our government spends us deeper into unprecedented debt. Some Americans are vehemently protesting to claim their piece of an underfunded public pie that taxpayers and states can no longer afford to provide. Government employee salaries, health care coverage and pension funds cannot be maintained at the expected levels. We are shamefully creating a magnitude of debt that will unfairly burden generations yet to be born.
There is continued concern over our nation’s border security. On Jan. 11, 2011, Said Jaziri, a radical Muslim cleric, deported from Canada, was arrested in California after being smuggled in from Mexico in the car trunk of a BMW.
Our military forces are valiantly fighting on two fronts in the Middle East under difficult circumstances. This is a serious drain on our country financially and a strain for our servicemen and women as well as their families.
The position of the United States of America in the world is being weakened by our own national leadership. Where American exceptionalism once had us acting as the “keystone” of the world’s arch, our position has fallen. We suffer a lack of strong, principled leadership and pride in America; yet our nation and its inherent freedom have been the envy of the world as millions seek to come here legally or illegally.
As each day passes, more and more of our individual freedoms are lost. This is something that the Founders who visualized our Republic would find deplorable. Our ever-meddling “nanny government” seeks to regulate every aspect of our lives from the food we eat, to how our children are educated, to the light bulbs we can use, to how we live and work, to how we are able to defend our homes and families, and to the private property we own. It even attempts to reformulate our religious beliefs concerning sanctity of life, of marriage, of caring for our sick and elderly.
It is time to put “We the People” back into the big picture. Conservatives believe in the value of a free market economy, limited government control of individual freedoms, and low levels of fair taxation made possible by a fiscally responsible government. There are freedom-oriented groups throughout this nation where concerned citizens gather to discuss their concerns, including several such groups in our area.
Recently, Liberty Action Group has been formed. It is intended to be a forum for conservative people to exchange ideas, become educated on the issues and develop action plans to find solutions to the problems we see as threats to our freedom. It is an offshoot of Freedom Talk, a website where interviews of knowledgeable people on conservative issues are available (freedomtalknetcast.com).
Liberty Action Group encourages equal participation by any interested person, with no self-appointed, controlling leadership. Political candidates and issues may be presented, but Liberty Action will not endorse either, believing these decisions are best left to the individual. Any donations to the Liberty Action Group effort will be transparent and reported regularly to all who attend the monthly meetings.
Respect for individual opinions and differences of opinion will be maintained as open discussion at meetings will be encouraged. If you are interested, we welcome your participation in our area’s newest freedom group. For more information visit the website, libertyactiongroup.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.