“THE TROUBLE WITH SOCIALISM IS THAT EVENTUALLY YOU RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY.”
“BEING POWERFUL IS LIKE A LADY. IF YOU HAVE TO TELL PEOPLE YOU ARE, YOU ARE NOT.”
“STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD IS DANGEROUS. YOU GET KNOCKED DOWN BY THE TRAFFIC FROM BOTH SIDES.”
“I OWE NOTHING TO WOMEN’S LIB.”
“WHAT BRITAIN NEEDS IS AN IRON LADY.”
“THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE IN MY PARTY WHO BELIEVE IN CONSENSUS POLITICS. I REGARD THEM AS QUISLINGS..AS TRAITORS.”
“NOTHING IS MORE OBSTINABLE THAN A FASHIONABLE CONSENSUS.”
“I AM EXTRAORDINARILY PATIENT PROVIDED I GET MY OWN WAY IN THE END.”
“IF YOU WANT TO CUT YOUR OWN THROAT, DON’T COME TO ME FOR BANDAGE.”
“THERE CAN BE NO LIBERTY UNLESS THERE IS ECONOMIC LIBERTY.”
Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were there at the right time, the time in history when the world needed them the most to fight the spread of the evil empire of communism.. The Iron Lady of Britain and the Iron Man of America brought Soviet Russia down and destroyed the left’s greatest propaganda of the 20th century – the utopia of godless communism. They were both hated by the left because they turned the “intellectual” philosophy of godless communism into a laughing hoax, a ridiculed sham, a humiliating failure, exposing it as evil instrument bringing death, starvation and lose of freedom to nations and mankind. If not for Thatcher and Reagan, the world is one big picture of North Korea today. The Iron Lady deserves our gratitude, honor and respect. Thank you Madam.
Copyright 2013 Ketchie V. Schauf
While America has always been the land of the free, many parts of the world cannot say the same thing. When dictators like Saddam Hussein was removed and a nation was liberated and was given a new government, it’s hard to imagine the lack of celebration that came from many Americans and the pessimistic attitude hoping that it’s going to fail.
Iraq is a great story of giving freedom to those who don’t have. The most memorable thing for me was watching the election wherein people walked for hours just to vote. People so proud for the first time they were able to vote that even an old woman was put on a wooden cart or something just so they can carry her to the voting place.
But because the American left hated President George Bush, especially the liberal media and the loony Hollywood, everything that Bush did was something they have to oppose and their derangement attack and succesful propaganda against the Iraqi liberation defined the Iraq war as a failure. But Iraq is not a failure, Iraq is a success.
How is Iraq today 10 years after its 2003 liberation from Saddam Hussein?
1. IRAQ IS A FREE COUNTRY WITH A NEW DEMOCRATIC CONSTITUTION
Iraq is now a Democratic Federal Parliamentary Islamic Republic with a Constitution and have three branches of government – executive, legislative and judicial. While Iran and Syria have dictators, the Iraqi people have a Constitution that gives them freedom to elect their leader.
2. IRAQ IS PART OF G3
Iraq in 2011 became part of G3 or Global Growth Generators countries according to Citigroup. G3 are countries that have growth potential and investment opportunities.
3. THRIVING MEDIA and TECHNOLOGY
-After the 2003 liberation, ban on satellite dishes was removed and Iraqis right away purchased satellite dishes. By 2007, there was a thriving cell phone industry.
– There are also 200 newspapers, 20 radio stations that started from zero, and 15-17 tv stations.
4. A 30-YEAR-HIGH OIL PRODUCTION:
While Iraq has 143.1 billion barrels, the second largest proven oil reserves in the world next to Saudi Arabia. But it only has 2,000 wells compared to almost 1 million wells in Texas. Iraq also produces 3.4 million barrels a day and hope to increase it to 5 million by 2014. With its old infrastructures, Iraq needs a lot of modernization to improve its output and for better production. Oil is the number one source of revenue for government.
5. THRIVING TOURISM INDUSTRY
One province alone, Najaf, has 7 to 10 million tourists a year. Iraq also has more than 20 airlines flying everyday. International hotel chains like Marriott, Hilton and Best western are expanding their brand in the country to take advantage of the tourism industry, especially in Kurdistan.
6. OPTIMISTIC YOUTH
Iraq has 30 million population and 18 million are younger than 25. The Iraqi youth grew up experiencing dictatorship early in life then freedom and access to outside world. The younger generation has more access to western technology and mostly optimistic about the future of Iraq.
7. SADDAM HUSSEIN IS GONE: No country deserves to live under dictatorship and liberating millions of oppressed Iraqis from Saddam Hussein is enough reason to call it a success.
War critics who suddenly disappeared when Obama took office continue to use the $800 billion cost and 2,300 deaths as basis for why Iraq is a failure. The Civil War had 600,000 dead and World War II had 400,000 and as far as cost, there was the reconstruction of the south and Marshall Plan for Europe. Wars cost lives and money but war brings new hope and beginning if the right side will win. America is the only country who liberates other country, set up their government, then leave them the responsibility. Freedom is precious especially to those who were robbed of it because of dictators.
To the whining anti-Iraq war critics, history will prove you wrong. Iraq is a success story of liberation and history will give George Bush the credit for its freedom and future prosperity.
Iraq is a story of liberation and great legacy. If Ronald Reagan had the Cold War, George Bush has the Iraq War legacy. When all the anti-war protesters are gone, Iraq will still be there and George bush will be remembered as its liberator.
Copyright 2013 Ketchie V. Schauf
CPAC : Conservative Political Action Conference. Where’s LPAC? Where’s the Liberal Political Action Conference? Why Democrats don’t have one?
This week from March 14-16 is the 40th Conservative Political Action Conference ( CPAC ) annual convention. It was founded by small group of conservative activists in 1973 to plan the future of conservative movement in America. President Ronald Reagan was its first featured speaker in 1974 and since then CPAC has become the annual gathering for all prominent conservatives in the country. In 2009 , Rush Limbaugh rocked the crowd for an hour and a half, explaining why Obama‘s failure is the only way for the country to survive. This year, Sarah Palin is going to be the main speaker and expect fiery grizzly attack on Obama and liberalism.
Conservative right ideology is about traditional American values of self-reliance, God and country, low taxes and limited govenment, strong national security, free market capitalism, pro-life advocacy, patriotism without feeling guilty for being the most prosperous country in the world and most superior in military. Conservatives take pride on the Founding Fathers and the Constitution, something the Democrats have been wanting to scrap and throw away for decades.
American liberal ideology is an offshoot of the French Revolution – the utopia of equality through godless but godlike government. If Democrats will have an annual Liberal Political Action Conference ( LPAC ) , the topics will be the following:
Class warfare of envy-the-rich-rhetoric, how to spread the wealth by robbing the wealthy and creating permanent dependent citizens, tax the rich 95% if you can, the virtue of expanding the government until obesely gross, disarm America and let other countries like China become superior, the beauty of government debt and spending, destroy capitalism until socialism prevails, the right for abortion-on-demand, save the whales abort the babies mantra, climate hoax, non-stop white-guilt tripping, allow all religions but Christianity, why the Founding Fathers and the Constitution are wrong. Then they will extol the heroes of the left like Rousseau, Karl Marx, Nietzsche, Engel, Trotsky, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Che Guevarra, John Maynard Keynes, among others.
Democrat/Liberals cannot have an annual three-day conference and talk openly about what they believe without looking and sounding like apes gone wild. Even if the entire Hollywood and the liberal media will apply all the glitz and glamour they can think of to make the event look amazing, the minute the liberal guest speakers will open their mouth, LPAC will have a new definition – Loony Political Action Conference.
Copyright 2013 Kechie V. Schauf
“PERHAPS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF MY ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN MINDING MY OWN BUSINESS” – by President Calvin Coolidge
President Calvin Coolidge, also known as Silent Cal and the only president born on July 4th, became the 30th president on August 1923 after sudden death of President Harding. He was elected next year as president and became the epitome of small government that his government regulation was “so thin to the point of invisibility”. Silent Cal unleashed the business sector that was depressed by World War I and high taxes and ushered in the famous roaring twenties – the birth of new American industries that made America the most prosperous country in the world and made it roar with prosperity heard all over the world, triggering massive immigrations from Europe and America’s first technology boom.
In 1913 when the Federal Reserve Bank was enacted, federal income tax was only 1% tax on most people and 7% to those making more than $500,000. To support WW I in 1916, it went up to 77%. After WW I, there was 20% unemployment and runaway inflation. Knowing high taxes prevent businesses from investing and producing, President Coolidge along with Sec. of Treasury Andrew Mellon and Sec. of Commerce Herbert Hoover created the formula of cutting taxes ( promoted by Andrew Mellon) and encouraging business sector to start businesses (promoted by Hoover especially aviation and radio industry). By 1927, only 2% of Americans were paying income tax and unemployment was 3%. He believed in getting out of the way and letting the business sector take charge of the job creation and nation’s prosperity while making sure government is not in the way by implementing suffocating high taxes and regulations.
Coolidge also decreased the national debt from $22.2 billion to $16.9 billion by 1929 and lowered the federal budget from $5 billion to $3.3 billion by 1929. The tax cut brought huge revenues to the government as it created more rich taxpayers, the only people paying federal income tax at that time. Coolidge believed that “the chief business of the American people is business” as they are concerned with producing, investing and prospering the world. He made government irrelevant while making sure the private business sector are let loose.
In 1981, America experienced a resurrected Coolidge through Ronald Reagan who greatly admired Silent Cal that one of the first thing he did when he became president was to remove Harry Truman’s portrait and replaced it with Coolidge. While Coolidge also experienced the Red Scare of the 1920s, Reagan dealt with the Cold War against the Soviet Union. Both allowed free maket to reign, both brought American prosperity. But while Coolidge was Silent Cal who kept quiet, Reagan was the Great Communicator who needed to explain and remind the American people what America needed in order to prosper again. Both accomplished the same thing -a roaring American prosperity.
Copyright 2013 Ketchie V. Schauf
Alabama teacher Bob Grisham, football coach and psychology teacher at Lauderdale Country High School, got suspended until the end of the year for calling Michelle Obama‘s posterior fat. He would also undergo sensitivity training. When Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner was overheard over the phone saying the same thing about the first lady’s posterior, he was forced to apologize about it.
So what does Michelle and her fans want? Do they want people to lie and say she has small “posterior” or should they say she has “an expanded gluteus maximus”. Should we stop using the words fat or big and use instead expanded or enlarged. When Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, George Bush and Ronald Reagan were called all kinds of names, there was no demand for firing or call for an apology because in the adult world of conservatives, people whose only defense is name calling are intellectually inferior, incapable of real debate therefore resorting to juvenile tactic of name calling instead of tackling real issues.
If Americans have become too sensitive that you need a dictionary to find a different word to describe a human anatomy for fear of offending emotionally fragile adults, a trait common among Democrats, then we’ve really become emotional wimps. It’s pathetic teachers could get fired for describing honestly Michelle Obama’s behind ( as if it’s a big secret) and yet you don’t hear of teachers getting fired for producing high school graduates who can’t do basic reading or writing. They are more busy protecting the self-esteem of Michelle Obama and her fans instead of taking care of American children.
Copyright 2013 Ketchie V. Schauf