The Sixties Radical

The state run media is singing the praises of Obama and his handling of the Libya situation. Yet, this praise doesn’t pass the smell or see test.

First of all we have found out the Egyptian Military and the Muslim Brotherhood were in cahoots to kick Mubarak outta office. They brokered a deal to get him outta of the way in exchange to set up the election so that the Muslim Brotherhood would have the inside track.

Egypt is one of the lynch pins in Iran’s, Al Qaeda, and the Muslim Brotherhood’s attempt to seal off Israel.

Libya is the next key in this plan of attack. Al Qaeda backs the Libyan rebels. The arms are supplied by Russia.

The next to fall will be Yemen.

In the end the United States and Al Qaeda are on the same side fighting to kick Qaddafi outta of Libya.

Yes, Qaddafi is a bad man.

He is evil.

Yet, the USA is on the side of terrorists who want to wipe off the face of the earth the Jews.

One more piece of the puzzle is this Israel is now being bombarded with rockets from Gaza.

The attacks on Israel will increase.

The real object of all of this fighting is to surround Israel.

When this happens all the nations in the Middle East and the world will attack Israel.

You can make book on it.

Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, and Syria have gotten away from Sharia Law and the Caliphate.

The truth hurts.

The truth shall set you free.

The Jews are on the top every Communist, Fascist, Leftist, Liberal, Environmentalist’s, Socialist’s, and anti- semantic hit list.

All the evil forces of the world will always join forces to wipe my people out.

The Sixties Radical on Israel

The fun and games are beginning again. Flying under the radar is the bombing of Jerusalem. This blast killed six Americans.

Has the Prez or his minions in the state run media uttered a peep about this?

Rockets from Gaza have been fired into Israel.

Nothing was said.

Israel responded with an air raid.

The world will always blame Israel for defending herself.

This is a sad but real fact.

The USA, and the rest of the world expect the Jews to roll over and not defend themselves.

If we Jews fight back, it is wrong.

These attacks on Israel are just a warning shot fired over the bow.

The first attack began two weeks ago, March 12th when an Israeli family was brutally murdered by Muslims in West Bank.

I have been writing since the unrest and opening killing of Muslims by Muslims is the beginning of the end.

Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Tunisia are the first in the process to return these secular nations back to the Caliphate.

Look folks we are at war.

This bloody open war in the Middle East is backed by Iran.

The arms are supplied by Russia.

If don’t believe me read the Bible.

The seeds of these confrontations are written in Genesis.

Genesis 12-1-7 Promises to Abram

 1 Now the LORD had said to Abram:
      “Get out of your country,
      From your family
      And from your father’s house,
      To a land that I will show you.

 2 I will make you a great nation;
      I will bless you
      And make your name great;
      And you shall be a blessing.

 3 I will bless those who bless you,
      And I will curse him who curses you;
      And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
4 So Abram departed as the LORD had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. 5 Then Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people whom they had acquired in Haran, and they departed to go to the land of Canaan. So they came to the land of Canaan. 6 Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, as far as the terebinth tree of Moreh.[a] And the Canaanites were then in the land.

7 Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” And there he built an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him. 8 And he moved from there to the mountain east of Bethel, and he pitched his tent with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; there he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD. 9 So Abram journeyed, going on still toward the South.[b]

Genesis 13  further explains- Abram Inherits Canaan

 1 Then Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, to the South.[a] 2 Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold. 3 And he went on his journey from the South as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai, 4 to the place of the altar which he had made there at first. And there Abram called on the name of the LORD.
5 Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks and herds and tents. 6 Now the land was not able to support them, that they might dwell together, for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together. 7 And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. The Canaanites and the Perizzites then dwelt in the land.
8 So Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between you and me, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren. 9 Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me. If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left.”
10 And Lot lifted his eyes and saw all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere (before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah) like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt as you go toward Zoar. 11 Then Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan, and Lot journeyed east. And they separated from each other. 12 Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain and pitched his tent even as far as Sodom. 13 But the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinful against the LORD.
14 And the LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; 15 for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants[b] forever. 16  And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered. 17 Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.”
18 Then Abram moved his tent, and went and dwelt by the terebinth trees of Mamre,[c] which are in Hebron, and built an altar there to the LORD.

Genesis 15 talks about God’s covenant with Abraham-

God’s Covenant with Abram

 1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
2 But Abram said, “Lord GOD, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!”
4 And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” 5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”
6 And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
7 Then He said to him, “I am the LORD, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it.”
8 And he said, “Lord GOD, how shall I know that I will inherit it?”
9 So He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” 10 Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, down the middle, and placed each piece opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds in two. 11 And when the vultures came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away. 12 Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him. 13 Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. 14 And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions. 15 Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age. 16 But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.”
17 And it came to pass, when the sun went down and it was dark, that behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a burning torch that passed between those pieces. 18 On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying:
“To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates— 19 the Kenites, the Kenezzites, the Kadmonites, 20 the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, 21 the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”

This is just the beginning. Ezekiel 38 and 39 explains what is happening now in the Middle East.

The word of God is true.

In the end we win.

Good triumphs over evil.

The USA is now throwing Israel under the bus.

Obama is evil.

He hates this country.

He hates all Jews.

If you don’t believe me just look at his actions for actions speak louder than words.

The USA has sided with Al Qaeda in their war to over thrown Qaddafi.

The USA on the same side as the terrorists who took down the Twin Towers and killed three thousand Americans who are now trying to overthrow Qaddafi.

Libya is killing its own yet Obama won’t do anything about Iran killing its own yet he will scream at Israel for defending herself when attack.

Give me a freaking break.

This is just the tip of the iceberg.

The Bible is very clear that all the nations of the world will rise up against the Jews in Israel.

This is happening now just look at the UN and the USA.

Those nations that attack Israel will be destroyed.

The USA is on the wrong side of this war.

Qaddifi is evil.

Iran is evil.

Yet evil will take a grain of truth and make seem like it is real when all that will happen to the nations that follow this path is destruction.


The Sixties Radical

It’s the same old crap over and over again. It never changes. It is an endless repetition of the Left and the Dems blaming the conservatives for all the countries problems. It’s tax cuts for the rich. Tax cuts must be paid for. The poor will be hurt. We can’t cut this. We can’t cut that.

I am getting sick and tired of the wimp Republicans who talk out of both sides of their mouths.

John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and the rest of his buds just won a huge election in November of 2010. So, instead of setting the rules these clowns let the Dems run the show.

It wasn’t because of Republican ideas.

The Republicans won because of the tea party.

We sent the government a clear message- stop Obama care and cut spending.

Is this happening?


Six million in cuts are a joke.

John Boehner doesn’t have the balls to stand up to the left and the Dems. To him it is all about the rules.

Rules my ass, it is about getting the job done.

Yet, people like Boehner and Cantor are a major part of the problem.

At least with the left and the Dems you know where you stand.

With people like Boehner, Cantor, McCain it is a crapshoot.



Yet, these clowns are spending money like a bunch of drunken soldiers.

Sure, Boehner shouts, “Hey we cut six millions dollars.”

Great but what about the 72 million you spent in a day.

Do the math?

Does this add up?

I will give you three guess and the first two don’t count.

Now we are getting word outta Washington DC that the Senate is holding hearings and will pass a bill to kill the 100 watt light bulb.

First it was smoking. Now it’s light bulbs.

When will this intrusion into lives stop?


It is all about control.

We are told how much water we can use in toilets, how much and what we can eat, how much we can breath, what kind of cars we can drive, and this goes on ad nasuim.

On Mark Levin’s radio show on Tuesday March 22, 2011, Mark said that we are in the post-constitutional phase of the United States.

We have judges making up laws to stop legislation the union thugs and the left don’t like.

Wisconsin comes to mind.

We have a federal judge ruling that Obama care is unconstitutional. Instead of adhering to the law the evil Obama disobeys the ruling and continues to force Obama care down our throats.

Obama doesn’t believe that marriage is between a man and a woman so he directed AG Eric Holder to not represent the government in the case.

This action spits in the face of the God of the Bible.

These actions will have consequences.

If you want to know why we are in the shits read The Bible.

We as nation have turned our backs on the God of the Bible and the very morals and values upon which this country was founded.

 Here some food for though from our Founding Fathers-

‘Tis folly in one Nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its Independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that by such acceptance, it may place itself in the condition of having given equivalents for nominal favours and yet of being reproached with ingratitude for not giving more. There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favours from Nation to Nation. ‘Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.

George Washington, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796



   I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field, and finally, that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all, to do Justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility and pacific temper of mind, which were the Characteristicks of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy Nation.

George Washington, circular letter of farewell to the Army, June 8, 1783


A constitution founded on these principles introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming freemen; a general emulation takes place, which causes good humor, sociability, good manners, and good morals to be general. That elevation of sentiment inspired by such a government, makes the common people brave and enterprising. That ambition which is inspired by it makes them sober, industrious, and frugal.

John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776


But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, of their duties and obligations…This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution.

John Adams, letter to H. Niles, February 13, 1818


If you think these arguments are new, they are not.  Our Founding Fathers had the same fights.

Alexander Hamilton was in favor of strong central government and centralized federal bank.

As to Taxes, they are evidently inseparable from Government. It is impossible without them to pay the debts of the nation, to protect it from foreign danger, or to secure individuals from lawless violence and rapine.

Alexander Hamilton, Address to the Electors of the State of New York, March, 1801

 Good constitutions are formed upon a comparison of the liberty of the individual with the strength of government: If the tone of either be too high, the other will be weakened too much. It is the happiest possible mode of conciliating these objects, to institute one branch peculiarly endowed with sensibility, another with knowledge and firmness. Through the opposition and mutual control of these bodies, the government will reach, in its regular operations, the perfect balance between liberty and power.

Alexander Hamilton, speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, June 25, 1788


I go further, and affirm that bills of rights, in the sense and to the extent in which they are contended for, are not only unnecessary in the proposed Constitution, but would even be dangerous. They would contain various exceptions to powers not granted; and on this very account, would afford a colorable pretext to claim more than were granted. For why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do?

Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 84, 1788

Let’s end this on this note. Once freedom is given up it will never be returned or gotten back.

This is a true fact.


The Sixties Radical on The Prez and Israel

While President is off to South America the world is going to hell in hand basket. His evil minions are taking care of the problems here and in the Middle East.


If George W. Bush did this the state run media would be pissing a hizzy fit.

They would rake him all over the coals.

Not the Messiah Obama.

He is given a free pass for Obama is the chosen one.

Obama and Nero are one in the same. Nero burnt Rome to the ground and fiddled. Obama is burning the U.S. to the ground but instead of fiddling he is taking a well-deserved vacation.

Look Gadhafi is evil.

He needs to be taken out however what will replace him?

This happened when the Shaw of Iran was taken down and look what happened in Iran.

Do we need a repeat of this?

I think not.

This goes deeper than that.

Iran is backing the rebels in Libya, Egypt and Yemen to take these leaders down and return them back into the Caliphate fold.

Russia is supplying the arms.

Then Israel will be surrounded by Muslims and the attack on the Jews and nation of Israel will begin for real to wipe all Jews off the face of the earth.

This is a real fact.

This about good verse evil.

Israel is in grave danger.

During the past week Israel was recipient of missiles launched from Lebanon.

Our nation is in grave danger.

We are being attacked from with in and from outside our borders.

Liberalism kills.

This is all part of the plan by the Marxist evil Obama.

Yes, Obama is evil.

The Devil has elements of truth in what he says but in the end it used as a weapon to destroy good.

Yes, we need to get our spending and morals in line but what really needs to be done is return our country back to the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Bible prophesied the nations of the world would attack Israel.

This is happening now.

The Sixties Radical on USA and Libya

What in the hell are we doing being involved in Libya?  This doesn’t make any sense. It doesn’t pass the smell or see test. Finally a few people are asking the questions I have been asking since the beginning of the year about the unrest and the open rebellion in the Middle East.

Only Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck have raised questions about the fighters in Libya. Are they part of Al Qaeda? Do they have ties to Iran? Is this part of the bigger picture in Iran’s, Al Qaeda, and The Muslim Brotherhood take over Egypt, Libya, and Yemen and turn them back into Shariah Law?

This is all part of the Islamic Caliphate?

Now The Heritage Foundation has raised similar questions. Please read the following synopsis from the Heritage Foundation

Five Questions Obama Has Not Answered on Libya

Yesterday the United Nations Security Council voted 10–0, with five abstentions, to authorize military action in Libya. Specifically, the resolution “authorizes member states … to take all necessary measures … to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack.” Celebrations erupted across Benghazi after news of the vote reached rebels. A 17-year-old rebel told The Wall Street Journal: “I give Qadhafi a maximum of two days.” If only.

In reality the U.N. resolution is nothing more than a “feel-good” palliative measure that is not likely to decisively affect the fighting on the ground in Libya. As Secretary of Defense Robert Gates testified last week: “Let’s just call a spade a spade. A no-fly zone begins with an attack on Libya to destroy the air defenses. That’s the way you do a no-fly zone. And then you can fly planes around the country and not worry about our guys being shot down. But that’s the way it starts.” But is that what the Obama Administration is planning? Even if the Administration has a plan on Libya, it certainly has not communicated it to the American people. Here are just some of the fundamental questions the Administration has failed to answer as our military stands on the brink of a new and costly commitment:

  • So far, the only firm commitments are a naval blockade, AWACS for air traffic control, and signal-jamming aircraft. U.S. officials said that it would probably take several days for a full operation to be undertaken and that President Obama had not yet approved the use of U.S. military assets. Will he? Will the U.S. be using military force against Libya?
  • If establishing a no-fly zone in Libya is so vital to U.S. national security, why did the Administration waste a week getting approval from the U.N.?
  • Imposing a no-fly zone entails substantial costs for U.S. armed forces and risks diverting scarce U.S. military and intelligence assets. Will the vital missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, and the Horn of Africa suffer?
  • Are the rebels free of terrorist elements, and what precautions will we require them to take to ensure that weapons we supply are not sold or diverted to other groups?
  • Will we rule out supplying arms (“Stinger” anti-aircraft missiles, for example) that could pose a potent threat to U.S. forces if they end up in the hands of terrorists?

Until these questions are answered, it is impossible to endorse proposals for the use of force based solely on a U.N. resolution. Circumstances could change. The use of military force in Libya could be justified. But what is of great concern here is the fog of confusion the Obama Administration is emitting on Libya. After the U.N. resolution passed, France said that military strikes could come “within hours.” They haven’t. What did come was the heavy bombardment of the rebel held town of Mistrata by loyalist forces. President Obama should be working hard to identify a legitimate opposition to Qaddafi that is not Islamist and can be given U.S. and European support with conditions that protect against the transfer of weapons to terrorists.

Here is a quick thumbnail sketch of Islamic Caliphate- this is taken from Wikipedia.  The term caliphate “dominion of a caliph (‘successor,’),” (from the Arabic خلافة or khilāfa, Turkish: Halife ) refers to the first system of government established in Islam, and represented the political unity of the Muslim Ummah (nation). In theory, it is a constitutional republic[1] (see Constitution of Medina), which means that the head of state, the Caliph, and other officials are representatives of the people and must govern according to an existing constitutional law that limits the government’s power over citizens.

It was initially led by Muhammad‘s disciples as a continuation of the political system the prophet established, known as the ‘rashidun caliphates’. It represented the political unity, not the theological unity of Muslims as theology was a personal matter. A “caliphate” is also a state which implements such a governmental system.

Sunni Islam dictates that the head of state, the caliph, should be selected by Shuraelected by Muslims or their representatives.[2] Followers of Shia Islam believe the caliph should be an imam descended in a line from the Ahl al-Bayt. After the Rashidun period until 1924, caliphates, sometimes two at a single time, real and illusory, were ruled by dynasties. The first dynasty was the Umayyad. This was followed by the Abbasid, the Fatimid, and finally the Ottoman Dynasty.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community believe that the Ahmadiyya Caliphate etablished after the passing of the community’s founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, is the re-establishment of the Rashdin Caliphate, as prophesized by Muhammad.[3] The current successor to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is Khalifatul Masih V, Mirza Masroor Ahmad residing in London, England.[4]

This little voice inside of me keeps stating the upheaval in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen are all part of well planned and orchestrated take over of these countries to bring them back into the fold.

If you doubt me read the Bible.

In particular read Ezekiel 38 and 39, Daniel, and Genesis.

The Sixties Radical on Libya

The world is calling for Qaddafi to step down. My initial reaction was no, this is not a good idea. My hunch or gut instinct is this what is going on Libya is not what it seems.

The Prez and the entire world are calling these folks freedom fighters yet this doesn’t past the smell or eye test.

My reasoning leads me to believe Al Qaeda and Iran back this rebellion.

So far only one person or one news media outlet has confirmed my initial reaction- Rush Limbaugh and UOL news service out of Brasil.

I have been saying and writing this since the beginning of 2011. Iran, Al Qaeda, and The Muslim Brotherhood are triggering the unrest and fire in the Middle East. 

This is done under the guise of freedom and democracy.

The intentional miss leading by Iran and others is done so that Prez Obama, and rest of western world will back these evil people in an attempt to takeover the Middle East.

This take over will surround Israel.

It is all about Israel and Iran’s attempt to wipe off the face of the earth all Jews.

If you don’t believe me read the Bible.

This was written about in Ezekiel 38 and 39.

It was also written about in the Book of Revelations.

Glenn Beck and touched on this as well too.

Yet Glenn is blind to the fact the revolution in Libya is being fueled by Al Qaeda. These rebels are being supplied weapons from Iran thru Russia.

Russia is a major player in the Middle East.

America is asleep at the wheel when it comes to the real history of the Middle East and Israel.

When Israel was formed in 1948 this was the beginning of the end time prophecy written by John revealed to him by God. John wrote God’s word in the book of Revelations.

When will this happen?

I don’t have the foggiest idea.

I am not God.

God is and He knows and He is not telling us.

All of the pieces are in place.

The Bible speaks of all of the nations of the world forming against Israel.

Israel wins.

In the end we win too.

If one wants to get a better understand of what is happening in the Middle East read Genesis, Exodus, Kings 1 and 2, Samuel 1 and 2.

The Old Testament explains it all.

Fox News has reported the Libya will be calling for a cease-fire.


Qaddafi has won.

This is not over by a long shot.

We as a nation must understand that the warning shots have been fired across the bow.

What is at stake is more important that life or death.

It is about the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

In short this is all about eternal life and Jesus Christ.

I am not kidding.

The Sixties Radical

Japan is the top news story yet the battle over money and the budget have gone unnoticed by the state run media.

Yes, Japan is huge and the Prez and his minions are using this to attack the nuclear industry.

The funny thing that is happening is this. The precautions the Japanese had put in place seem to be working. The over hype by the media is causing a stir. This is the same thing that took place in Three Mile Island just outside of Harrisburg, PA. Zero deaths and zero health problems.

Maybe the Japanese know that they are doing.

Now on to the budget battle.

I hate to sound like a broken record but what part of “BROKE” don’t the state run media, the Senators, the House members, and the Prez understand.

The Heritage Foundation got it right.

This is a battle out of control spending and taxation.

The Dems want to continue with these special resolutions until they try and take back control of Congress two years later. Harry Reid, Nancy Pelsoi and the Prez want to nickel and dime us to death until we are so far gone we can’t recover.

They want a Socialist Marxist, Fascist society.

This is the real truth.

If the United States goes belly up the rest of the world is screwed big time.

If you think the unrest in the Middle East is big now wait until the U.S. folds its tent for real and this situation will look like child’s play.

The Stop is staring us in the face.


We have to get our house in order and cut spending.

 I mean real cuts in spending. 

Hard choices have to be made.

This is why we sent a new Congress to Washington DC.

Stop Obama care and stop spending money like a bunch of drunken sailors.

Please read this article written in by President of The Heritage Foundation.

My fellow conservatives,

Last November, voters sent a clear signal to Congress: cut spending and get our government in order. As we watch the current debate in Washington over how to fund the government for the rest of 2011, it is clear that some heard the voters’ message and others are flatly ignoring it. The House of Representatives took decisive action and passed a bill cutting $61 billion from the status quo. President Obama and his Senate allies insist on irresponsibly choosing to do practically nothing.

Indeed, to force Americans into accepting the spending habits that have led to the crisis we face, liberals and their interest groups are trying to scare us with visions of a “government shutdown” that will deprive us of government services.

Do not buy any of this. What they seek is clear—to sap the resolve of those in Congress who want to carry out the mandate they were given at the elections: to cut spending and keep America strong.

Liberals have a much different vision of America than we conservatives do. If liberals can win this initial battle over the borrow-and-spend culture of Washington, they believe they can continue spending at reckless levels and force tax hikes to fundamentally transform America. If they win, there is no way we can bequeath to our children and grandchildren the country our forebears left us.

Let’s analyze what is at stake. First, the coming budget showdown stems from the liberals’ refusal to cut a mere 1.6 percent of the $3.8 trillion in federal in federal spending this year; second, a “government shutdown” does not mean what you’ve been hearing; and third, those who counsel “compromise” want to continue on the current course and reverse the election results.

The Senate on Wednesday voted down the bill passed by the House of Representatives—with support from members of both parties—that would cut $61 billion from government spending this year. Even with this cut, spending would still continue to grow due to increases in spending on entitlement programs.

The debate then boils down to this: House Republicans have passed a bill cutting The debate then boils down to this: House Republicans have passed a bill cutting about six days of deficit spending; Senate Democrats have offered to cut the equivalent of a half-day of deficit spending. For the President and the liberals in the Senate to threaten a government shutdown over such a meager first step on the road to fiscal sanity is simply baffling.

No wonder that Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, has said President Obama “has failed to lead this debate for spending and cuts.” There is no doubt that if the existing continuing resolution expires and Congress and the President cannot agree on a level of day-to-day spending, we would reach an impasse. But the actual result would be far different from what the scaremongers call a “shutdown.”

What would cease? Well, not the functions of government that most people consider essential, which would continue as they have in past government shutdowns. Social Security checks would arrive; doctors and hospitals would provide medical services to seniors, veterans, and the poor; the mail would be delivered; our troops and national defenses would continue to protect us; law enforcement at our border would continue; protection of life and property would go on as before.

The government would slow down, not shut down. This government slowdown is then simply one more check and balance built into our system. The “timeout” keeps the vital services of government operating while lawmakers prioritize what we can—and can’t—afford.

Yes, it is true that if the President and the Senate don’t act, some would be affected. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV), for example, bemoans the potential loss of federal funding for a cowboy poetry contest in upper Nevada. President Obama appears determined to throw more taxpayer dollars at NPR, even though one of its executives admits it does not need these federal handouts.

This level of frivolous thinking brings me to my last point: Those who constantly counsel “compromise” really seek to ignore the message that voters sent in the last election. In this business-as-usual coalition, you will find public-sector unions and the full array of liberal interest groups who profit from the endless and outrageous growth of government.

Those who were on the winning side of the November 2 elections should have no illusions about what is at stake, what the American people expect of them, and the consequences of shirking their responsibility. This is only the first skirmish in an epic battle to put America back on a path toward national solvency and federal responsibility. If we cannot trim a meager 2 percent from this year’s budget, what signal does that send to credit markets? What does that say to future generations who will pay for Washington’s lack of courage?

This is about much more than cutting $61 billion; it is the opening salvo in the battle to change the culture of Washington. Liberals know that if Americans see Washington act responsibly and courageously now, they will come to expect responsibility and courage as the norm.

It is time for our leaders to lead. The Members of the House have made clear they are prepared to accept the challenge. Help us in our educational mission; join our fight. President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Reid must follow the House’s example and cut spending without compromising national security. Otherwise we will only get continued delays and inadequate short-term spending resolutions.

Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D., President, The Heritage


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