Sunday, December 16, 2012


Obama's America Will Become Detroit
December 12, 2012
President Barack Obama traveled to Michigan this week and made his case for class war in defense of the welfare state.

We need to take more money from the rich, he said, or schools will not be able to afford books, students will not be able to afford college, and disabled children will not get health care.

"Our economic success has never come from the top down," said Obama. "It comes from the middle out. It comes from the bottom up."

Obama spoke these words a few miles from Detroit — the reductio ad absurdum of his argument.

If America continues down the road to Obama's America — a road that began when President Franklin Roosevelt started building a welfare state here — our entire nation will become Detroit.

Obama's economic and moral vision has played out in Detroit. What he seeks has been achieved there.

Last week, as reported by the Detroit Free Press, Michigan's state treasurer told Detroit's mayor and city council that the state may soon appoint an emergency financial manager for the city. Under Michigan law, the paper said, only such a manager can initiate the steps leading to a bankruptcy filing for the city.

By current calculations, Detroit faces obligations over the next six months that exceed its revenues by $47 million. The city, the Free Press reported, now pays $1.08 in benefits to municipal workers and retirees for every $1.00 it pays in salary.

What happened to Detroit? It is achieving socialism in one city.

Traditional two-parent families and the productive taxpaying citizens they produce have fled.
  • In 1950, according the U.S. Census Bureau, Detroit had 1,849,568 people and was the fifth-largest city in the nation.
  • By 2000, its population had dropped to 951,270;
  • by 2010, to 713,777; and
  • by 2011, to 706,585.
What has happened to the people who remain? 
The Census Bureau estimates there are 563,055 people age 16 or older in the city who could potentially work and be part of the labor force. But only 54.3 percent of these — or 305,479 individuals — actually do participate in the labor force, meaning they either have a job or are looking for one.
Another 257,576 of Detroit residents age 16 or older — 45.7 percent of that demographic — do not participate in the labor force. They do not have a job, and they are not looking for one.

In fact, these 257,576 people in Detroit who do not have a job and are not looking for one outnumber the 224,846 residents who do have jobs. But of the 224,846 residents who do have jobs, 34,500 — or 15.3 percent — have jobs with the government. Thus, this city that boasted 1,849,568 residents in 1950 has only 190,346 private-sector workers today.

There are 264,209 households in Detroit, and 91,204 of them — or 34.5 percent — get food stamps.

Very few of the people who are staying out of the labor force in Detroit are staying out because they are stay-at-home moms with working husbands. Of the 264,209 households in Detroit, only 24,275 — or 9.2 percent — are married couple families with children under 18. Another 78,438 households — or 29.7 percent of the total — are "families" headed by women with no husband present. Of these, 43,742 have children under 18.

There were 12,103 babies born in Detroit in the 12 months prior to the Census Bureau survey, and 9,124 of them — or 75.4 percent — were born to unmarried women.

Of the 363,281 housing units in Detroit, 99,072 are vacant. Indeed, vacant houses have become a powerful visual symbol of what advancing socialism has done to the city. Traditional family life is nearing extinction in this once vibrant corner of America.

Obama said in Michigan that if the federal government does not take more money away from people who have earned it, the public schools may not be able to buy school books. But the Department of Education says that in the Detroit public schools — which have books — only 7 percent of the eight graders are grade-level proficient in reading and only 4 percent are grade-level proficient in math.

School books are not lacking here. Self-reliance, the spirit of individualism, and the Judeo-Christian values that support marriage and family are lacking in Detroit! They have been driven out by a government that wants the people to depend on it rather than on themselves, their families and their faith.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


This has been a long time coming and today Michigan made history.  Unions were needed at one time, but unfortunately their leaders have become too greedy and too beholden to politics.  Union members have to digg deep into their pockets to pay their dues and many of them resent it. Now they have a choice, a choice to belong to the union or not. Why this new law was protested I do not understand. Collective bargaining has not been stripped.  It is simply a bill for individual freedom.

But it was a battle to get it done. Protesters were brought in from other states. Three Detroit area school systems closed so their teachers could go protesting. The protesters got loud, aggressive and some were violent. Much of it however has not been reported by the Main Stream Media, i.e. NBC, ABC etc.

Here is an article about Steven Crowder, a Fox News contributer, that was punched 4 times.

Another person shared this tidbit:  After two and a half hours of being screamed at with profanity, being spat on (twice) and threatened for having a different point of view (without ever saying a word in response), our safe haven tents were stormed and tore down by protestors and slashed up with box cutters. The icing on the cake was being assaulted as I walked away. Really? This is what democracy looks like? P.S. I'm ok.

Others are threatening with more violence in the future and I just heard that THE Reverend Jesse Jackson is calling for a statewide strike.

Fedup USA editor Stephanie Jasky had this to say: The Right-To-Work legislation attempts to undo something that was amoral and discriminatory to begin with: using the force of government to require all people in certain fields of work to pay union dues in order to be employed. The government should have no role in playing favorites or in forcing some people to do the bidding of others.
Just yesterday President Obama visited the Michigan Diesel plant. He used this purely to rile up the people and lied to them what this bill is really about. He said that the Right to work bill means right to make less.  This was uncalled for and very unpresidential.

Recently, the Michigan legislature voted down the Obamacare State Exchange and today they finalized their vote to make Michigan the 24th Right to Work State.  Many thanks go to Governor Snyder who showed himself as a leader to get things done, and many thanks go to our Michigan legislature who listened to their constituents and made history today. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

GET US OUT! Of the United Nations! – Anti-American, Anti-Freedom

It was rewarding that my previous post, America, do you want to be heard,  had more views in one day than any other blog I ever published. In the hope that most readers actually used the letter and sent it on to their Representative, I am bringing this letter to you  which addresses a very serious issue today - the UN and Agenda 21. Both fall in line with President Obama's ideology as well as Marxism.  Again, it is my biggest hope as well as the hope of the original author, Daron Fraley that patriots around this country will use the letter and send it on.  Thank you.

Dear Senator..........

I am writing to express my grave concern over treaties being considered by the United Nations next week and in coming months. I just received an email from the American Family Association that describes “The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)”, a treaty which would jeopardize our national sovereignty and place the well-being of children with disabilities in the hands of government bureaucrats instead of with their parents. Those rights belong in the hands of the parents. NOT the government. NOT ANY government.
This has got to stop!

The United Nations is no longer (if it ever truly was) a friend to freedom, or to America. Look at the power-plays that they have attempted already, and those that they will continue 
to bring up again and again until we are brought into subjection:

A global tax. Anti-Blasphemy Laws. A Small Arms treaty. Control of the Internet. Agenda-21.
And just this week, there was a story in the Deseret News (Associated Press), where the U.N. has warned of record ice-melt in the Arctic, at the same time they ignored the record ice-gains in the Antarctic this year.
And yesterday, they voted to give further recognition to a terrorist state, namely Palestine.
Ridiculous! I am tired of the lies!

I am begging you to do your duty to protect the Constitution of the United States, from all enemies, foreign and domestic. The United Nations has become a den of thieves and thugs, kowtowing to the whims of radical Islam, oppressive dictators, and corrupt governments around the world.

I hearby request that you reject EACH AND EVERY United Nations Treaty that comes to the floor of the Senate. Every single one, no matter what the treaty is about. In fact, I want the United Nations defunded. I want the United States to withdraw from what will surely be the doom of freedom and liberty… Before it’s too late.
As a young boy, I never understood why my grandparents were putting up billboard signs all across the highways of Wyoming… I never understood what those signs really meant… I never understood the danger this country was in.
I do now.

This is my Facebook Banner: GET US OUT! Of the United Nations! – Anti-American, Anti-Freedom.
I will fight the U.N. to my dying breath. Please join me in that fight.

Daron D. Fraley