The Rise Of The New Right

Chris Matthews documents:

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • Char

    First off, I know that I will be alone in my thoughts on this as I am a Libertarian and a member of the Tea Party Movement. Secondly, Chris Matthews is a huge Liberal and he set the premise of this video from the get-go; that Tea Party members are violent and that they are racists; of which I am neither. I am also one of those people who never really paid much attention to politics until I became aware of what then-President Bush was doing; Medicare D and TARP. I started reading books about our Nation, the founders, history in general. I think we do need to listen to legal immigrants who have come to this country from countries that have corrupt governments. They have seen what is happening to the US today. I was also one of those Americans who was, and still is, against National Health Care. Health Care is not a Right as the left would have you believe. President Johnson’s Great Society has not helped anyone and there was an article I read that showed that since the inception of programs like Medicare and Medicaid, people go to the doctor and/or the emergency room much more frequently than they did when these programs were not in place. Our manufacturing jobs have gone overseas so there are less and less places for people to work; therefore, there are less and less people to help pay for the premiums for health insurance. Even in the health insurance industry, if you call for the status of a claim, you will get places like Jamaica or India. OSHA has put huge strains on the few manufacturing companies that still exist in the US. Why would any company stay here when they can go to China and have little or no restrictions placed on them?

    Do I hate our President? No, of course not. I simply do not like his policies. I believe him to be a Communist and he has not shown me in any way that he is not. I find him to be a liar as I do most of our Senators and Congressmen and women. I have been accused of not wanting any government or that I do not wish to pay taxes. Nothing could be further from the truth. I believe we NEED government, but on a much smaller scale. I believe we NEED to pay taxes to keep our military strong and to help keep our roads and bridges in good repair. I do not believe the government is here to take care of me. I can do that on my own.

    What do I read and watch? I read anything I can get my hands on as far as the history of our country is concerned. I watch the ABC News but I also read MSNBC, CNN, FOX and anything and everything, and then, and only then, do I formulate my opinion. Yes, I must admit, I watch Glenn Beck too. He has made me think about what is going on and to read my history. If that is such a bad thing, then go ahead and judge me. He tells the WH that they can call him anytime if he has said anything wrong or misrepresented what he tells his audience and from what I can see, the WH has not yet called him. Hmmmm.

    Then there’s the FEC (Federal Election Commission) who is now going after the Campaign for Liberty stating they “have acted illegally merely by putting the candidates on the record and reporting their positions”. What happened to our First Amendment Rights? Is this America or Russia?

    There is also the gentleman from Chicago who wanted to have a gun to protect himself. The Supreme Court permitted that right in a vote of 5-4 “to keep and bear Arms”. The 4 justices who voted against it had only personal reasons for voting against it. PERSONAL REASONS. They are the Supreme Court! Our Second Amendment says this right “shall not be infringed”. It is not the job of the Supreme Court to instill their personal reasons into a law but to uphold or rule on the constitutionality of the the law. We are in deep poop when you can’t even trust the Supreme Court to do the right thing.

    We have a Constitution that may not be perfect, but it’s pretty damn good in my view. It is not a “racial” document either, as many on the Left would have you believe. The Founding Father’s looked at all sorts of governments before enacting the one we have now. They even fought amongst themselves over what would be in it. In the end, it’s a wonderful document put together by geniuses. Our Representatives take an oath to uphold and defend its very being and yet, on all levels, they spit on it.

    I am an American. I live in a Republic and I believe in this Republic. I do not believe in policing the entire world. I do not believe in a New World Order. I believe the people involved in the Builderberg Group or CFR are traitors to our United States and threaten our Liberty in the United States.

    I repeat, I’m sure I’m alone in this as this is a Liberal blog, but I feel very passionate in my beliefs and I know that history repeats itself. I say to look back to see where we are going now.

  • Char

    I have read some of the comments on facebook and I have to laugh to myself: the people of the Tea Party Movement being called “Neo Fascists” and that the video shows “scary stuff”. What is so scary about smaller government? What is so scary about lower taxes? Before Medicare and Medicaid families took care of each other. What happened? This President took control of two car companies, hmmm, where have I heard that before? Oh yea, Hitler did it in Germany. Although Germany saw a huge expansion in industry, he caused a lot of debt for the country as well. He also murdered 6 million jews. I have not seen or heard one Tea Party member ask for the extermination of any person. For that matter, I have not seen or heard one Tea Party member want to exterminate homosexuals either. So to be labeled as a Neo Fascist is laughable. Perhaps your members should look at the book Liberal Fascism. It was an eye opener for me.


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