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The President has created a new job, only one, but a new job nonetheless. It is the post of Director of Progressive Media and Online Response. Sounds interesting. The new post will have the (I would think HUGE) job of building up President’s online presence and dealing with any negative media towards the President.

The new director, Jesse Lee, first tweet from his new White House post included a picture of the Terminator, suggesting this guy is taking his job very serious squashing stories the President’s campaign may find inconvenient. One website listed below is already calling Mr. Lee the “Czar of Truth.”

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>Friedrich A. Hayek wrote a rather well-known book on economics and the human condition called “The Road To Serfdom” back in the early 1940s. Hayek was an Austrian economist and one of the major contributors to the “Austrian School” of economics. The intro to the edition I’m reading is rather long and any summary of the factors that led to the book would be insufficient in comparison.

He also rather famously remarked: “Conservatism is only as good as what it conserves,” being critical of American conservatism that doesn’t embrace and conserve its libertarian/classic liberal ideals. Note that our motto at The Patriot Perspective has always been the same.

He also won the Nobel Prize for Economics, but won it at the same time as a scandinavian leftist, cuz… y’know… politics.

As I’ve been reading it, some passages are jumping out at me. Here, Hayek points out a major problem with central planning and socialism. It must control everything to create its utopia. And it invariably fails, as everything in existence must then be prioritized by government – not by individuals who govern their own affairs, and whose best interests may even change day to day. Here, he makes the point that there can be no such government because there exists no such set of prioritizing values.

Not only do we not possess such an all-inclusive scale of values: it would be impossible for any mind to comprehend the infinite variety of different needs of different people which compete for the available resources and to attach a definite weight to each. For our problem it is of minor importance whether the ends for which any person cares comprehend only his own individual needs, or whether they include the needs of his closer or even those of his more distant fellows-that is, whether he is egotistic or altruistic in the ordinary sense of these words. The point which is so important is the basic fact that it is impossible for any man to survey more than a limited field, to be aware of the urgency of more than a limited number of needs. Whether his interests center round his own physical needs, or whether he takes a warm interest in the welfare of every human being he knows, the ends about which he can be concerned will always be only an infinitesimal fraction of the needs of all men.

This is the fundamental fact on which the whole philosophy of individualism is based. It does not assume, as is often asserted, that man is egoistic or selfish or ought to be. It merely starts from the indisputable fact that the limits of our powers of imagination make it impossible to include in our scale of values more than a sector of the needs of the whole society…

– Friedrich August von Hayek, The Road To Serfdom (pg 102)

How badass is the Austrian School of Economics? Salma is the THIRD Hayek to come up when you type “Hayek” into Google.

>The Longest Day

Posted: June 6, 2010 by ShortTimer in Uncategorized


June 6, 1944.

>March 4, 2010

Yesterday was called a day to “defend public education.” So students, teachers, and some parents thew ice chunks in Wisconsin, surrounded and broke windows out of cars with occupants inside them in California.

Here is the leftist view at the Bwog

Flawed logic #1: “A free and accessible education is a value that goes back towards the Declaration of Independence, which stated equality was a fundamental principle of the founding of this country.”

Ok, how is equality related to the Declaration of Independence? The Declaration says:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Doesn’t say anything about a right to education. It DOES say that all mean are created equal and have certain unalienable rights among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

To go a step further universal education (free government sponsored schooling) isn’t mentioned in the Constitution either.

Flawed Logic #2: “Unfortunately, those tenets of freedom and equality have been reduced to lip service in a country that seems more interested in war, profit, individualism, and greed.”

The current war is to protect American lives at home and abroad from murders, a pretty decent priority I think. Profit and individualism is what this country was founded on, to include making money for oneself through having ones own business, without government interference. Greed by lying about products or cooking your books to turn a decent dividend payment is wrong, and is wrongly grouped by leftist/statist mentality as being profit.

Now, all that “ACTION!” (a constant statist buzzword, look at Hitler, Mussolini, Obama or any leftist writer) resulted in businesses being damaged, arrested being made, protesters wielding pipes to break windows of cars, and protesters throwing chunks of ice at officials. This type of action is always used by leftist/statist organizations, in fact some of the organizations involved in the melee have “socialist” or “socialism” in their names.

Here are some of them and they are linked to their websites:

The International Socialist Organization

Movement for a Democratic Society

The New Students for Democratic Society

Socialist Party of Connecticut

Ohio Chapter of Progressive Democrats

United for Pace and Justice


These organizations all supported the call to “action” on march 4. Take at look at each and decide for yourself if you want you or your children supported by groups such as these.

>The Switch that Saves Lives

Posted: January 22, 2010 by JBH in Uncategorized

>In 1973, there was a young, childless couple living in Dallas. As most barren couples are, they desperately wanted children of their own. Somehow, they came to be aware of another young woman, this one single and pregnant, searching for someone to provide her with an abortion. At the time, even searching for someone to provide an abortion was criminal, much less the act itself. Both parties wound up in court over the matter-the young girl to fight the law that outlawed her “choice”, and the young couple fighting for that very girl’s unborn child. Dallas County allowed the young girl to proceed with her case against the state, but the couple was prohibited from pursuing theirs any further. The court’s decision was based on the idea that you could not be in defense of another life if that other life wasn’t a life at all, rather an “unborn”.

Since that day, fiery battles have raged and lives have been lost over the terminology of conception. Pro-Choicers would have that babies don’t grow in the womb, and it’s not a baby kicking, breathing, eating, and sleeping. Rather, embryos, fetuses, and the unborn perform all these actions. These switches in terminology are key to a pro-choicers argument. Language is a very powerful force and an important cultural indicator, and it’s much more powerful to call abortion baby killing than fetus-terminating or embryo-removing. If we call them babies, then that’s exactly what they are. But if we call them the unborn, well that sounds a lot like the undead, and who’s not ok killing zombies? This terminology debate started in the mid 70s along with environmentalism, animal rights legislation, and other traditional liberal sticking points. As society has become more liberal (read: hippie-esque), we have continued time and time again to depersonify pregnancy with our words and terms. This makes abortion legislation easier to pass and easier for the public to condone; Americans would never condone baby killing, but we sure vote for law makers who legalize using a vacuum hose to suck out all the contents of a woman’s womb, or use bamboo sticks to pierce the cervix and absorb the placenta fluids so the life inside dies a slow, torturous death.

One could argue that American citizens are becoming more conservative in the wake of the Obama administration; the election in Massachusetts would certainly point to this trend. If one observes closely, there is also a country wide trend toward traditional family values (the destruction of prop 8 in CA and resistance to alternative marriage legislation in many other states) and moderation. The trends are inevitably interlinked, and the bigger picture shows that those grass-roots independents and sign-holding conservatives are the same people decrying the morally ambiguous and ethically bankrupt things that happen in our country today. Just as in the 70s when we started a downward slide into murky moral waters, our terminology is changing again as we climb back upwards.

The young couple aforementioned believed they were acting in defense of another human being when they went to court to stop the young girl from having an abortion. Scott Roeder also believed he was acting in defense of other human beings (past, present, and future) when he walked into a Kansas church and downed a late-term abortion doctor, Dr. George Tiller, with one shot. Dr. Tiller performed late term abortions (even though there is a federal law on the books prohibiting late term abortions, many states continue to offer these procedures), which means that he terminates and then surgically removes babies that are anywhere from 16 weeks from birth to 2 weeks from birth. At 20 weeks, the baby is 8-10 inches long, has all fingers and toes, a heartbeat, eyelashes, and fingernails. Even staunch pro-choicers can’t argue that’s not life. Mr. Roeder is now in court facing murder charges for the death of Dr. Tiller. In this gruesome theater, there was not expected to be any surprises. There were many witnesses, it was clearly pre-meditated, and showed extreme violence and lack of remorse. Something happened, however, that shifted the entire trial and blasted this case into the stratosphere. The judge has allowed Mr. Roeder to argue that his actions were in the defense of other human beings. The law clearly states that one may defend another human being’s life. Life is the key word. The law, at least in Kansas, has acknowledged life in the womb. If the state had continued to only refer to pre-birth babies as embryos or fetuses, the law wouldn’t have applied. The state had to concede the existence of life in order for there to be defense of life. Voila, terminology switch!

The collective of our country is changing. We are beginning to wake up and embrace the right things-family, faith, and freedom, and dismiss that which is not sound logically, ethically, or morally. When our culture changes, so do our words. Our culture is changing, and as evidenced in Kansas, so are our words.

In 1973, a one Ms. Roe got her day in court and won herself an abortion and changed everything. While murder is never the answer, it’s about time all those fighting for life, like that young couple, get their day in court and their chance to change everything.

The Scott Roeder murder trial coverage can be found here.

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>In Remembrance

Posted: September 11, 2009 by JBH in Uncategorized


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Eight years ago today I was a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. I had begun this day like every other day. I was serving as my platoon’s Training NCO (non-commissioned officer) and was organizing results from correspondence courses that our marines were taking to further their military and academic educations.

Our platoon buffoon came down from the maintenance bay and told me that a plane had crashed into one of the towers of the world trade center. I told him to go and find some work to do and stop messing around. He replied that he was serious and if I didn’t believe him I could go look for myself. Still not believing, I went up to the maintenance bay so I could see what was going on and then chew his rear end when I found out he was messing with me.

When I arrived in the maintenance office I could hardly believe what I was seeing. By this time both towers had been hit and were burning. I sat as I watched the towers fall and then I heard the report that the pentagon had been hit. Many of the marines, and at this time it was several who had gathered in that tiny office to see what was happening, decided that a good thing to do was to go back to the barracks and start packing. It was very clear to everyone that was present we would be going somewhere, so we may as well start getting ready.

There wasn’t any of the platoon staff around, so we went to the barracks and found them in the company office gathered around a television just like we were. We told them why we came back to the barracks and what we planned to do and they said that was alright with them. So we began to pack. We filled our sea bags with all of our gear and waited. Someone had attacked us and killed 3,000 Americans, and as marines we couldn’t tolerate that. We wanted to take the fight to whom ever had done this to us.

On September, 12 we had not gone anywhere, we did know who the enemy was at this point and we knew where we had to go to make them pay. We saw on the news, Americans, Democrats and Republicans, white and black, rich and poor demanding justice for the deaths of those 3,000 people from the World Trade Center.

I have never personally seen America more united in a common purpose then on that day. On that day we all stood together. That day race, religion, nor political affiliations mattered. That day America demanded justice for the wrongful deaths of 3,000 innocent people.

That is why I have this blog. To attempt in some way to unify us once again. To reintroduce to Americans the principles and values that have always set us apart from the rest of the world. To find a way for us to regain control of an out of control federal government, one that has been out of control for far longer then George W. Bush’s presidency.

Americans are waking up. We are listening now to what is happening in Washington D.C. We now know that we need to pay attention to the things our leaders and their advisers say and believe. We know that increased government spending isn’t the answer. We know that, nationwide, the U.S. congress’ health care reform bill is unpopular in part because Americans are tired of congress passing and the president signing bills that we do not want implemented.

We again are finding that common ground. Unfortunately the subject of American ire is directed against its own government. But as Americans have done in the past, so we shall do now, we will fight for what is right and this time it will not be a war of battles but a war of principles and values. That is a war that the American people will always win, never matter how tough the foe nor how smart the adversary. We will overcome.

Think today on the soldiers, marines, sailors, and airmen who are putting their lives on the line so that we may be free. Think about those who died in the attacks on September 11, 2001. Think about the freedoms we enjoy. Think on the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Think on he principles and values that have made this country great.

I wish all of you well and pray you never forget that you are an American.

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>Obamacare by any Other Name

Posted: September 1, 2009 by JBH in Uncategorized


I have been hearing that our loving liberals (who know better then all of us) want to rename the glorious piece of socialist legislation H.R. 3200 after the freshly departed Senator Edward Kennedy.

Kennedy it has been noted by several, was an ardent supporter of universal health care. But it should be noted, that when it mattered most Kennedy DID NOT TURN TO THE GOVERNMENT WHEN HIS LIFE WAS ON THE LINE! He spent a whole lot of money going to the best doctors that money could buy. Why did he want to do that? He wanted to live, the man simply did not want to die. You know I wanted the guy to live too, I hate seeing at how many people become victims of cancer and other diseases of which there isn’t a cure.

Kennedy was simply a paradox in the matter of health care. He wanted health care for all, but at the same time he went to whatever means necessary to get the best care he could. Under the current H.R. 3200 he probably wouldn’t have been covered had he been a regular citizen. So how could he support something that he may not have been covered under had he been a regular citizen and not a U.S. Senator?Mainly because he would stay under his current plan provided to him by the U.S. Taxpayer. As would all congressional representatives, Senators, and Presidents just to name a few.

Is it fair for all them to keep a better plan then what we, as normal citizens, would under H.R. 3200? Is that equality? Is that what Democrats and the Republicans they are politically sleeping with think that equaility is? Is that mainstream America’s definition of equality? Do they deem themselves better then the average Joe and his family? THESE ARE ALL QUESTIONS AMERICANS SHOULD BE ASKING!

You should be asking these questions in town hall meetings, if your representative is brave enough to have them. You should bombard snail mail, email, and visiting their offices.

So should we name an unpopular bill after a man whose misguided political ideals disagree with that very man’s will to live? His will to live that wouldn’t even bet considered by an End of Life committee or counselor (a.k.a. death panels). Would that have been fair to him or his family? Will that be fair to any of us?

This is just another example of the liberal, elitists mindset that has control of our federal government.