I Want Your Money

Presented with the kind permission of Ray Griggs

Wikipedia description:

The film examines and contrasts … the differences between “Reaganomics” and “Obamanomics” as American economic and governmental policies, as well as their respective impact on life in the United States of America, as summarized from film’s official web site:

Two versions of the American dream now stand in sharp contrast.

One views the money you earned as yours and best allocated by you. It champions the traditional American dream, which has played out millions of times through generations of Americans, of improving one’s lot in life and the entrepreneurial spirit of daring to dream and to build big.

The other believes that the federal government, using taxpayers’ money, should play a major role in leveling out the nation’s wealth to guarantee outcomes to all, regardless of effort. How America chooses between these two views of the role of government, at this crucial juncture, will have everything to do with the future we and our children and our children’s children will enjoy.

The film uses computer animation, film clips, archival footage, dramatizations, music, graphics, and on-camera interviews with well-known public figures and experts “to tell the story in the plainest terms of the choice between the Obama and the Reagan views of the role of the federal government in our society.”

Individuals interviewed:

  • Mike Huckabee
  • Stephen Moore
  • Michael Reagan
  • William Voegeli
  • Star Parker
  • Kenneth Blackwell
  • Edwin Meese lll
  • Thad McCotter
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Lee Edwards
  • Pete Wilson
  • Steve Forbes
  • Gary Bauer
  • Kate Obenshain
  • Chris Edwards
  • David M. McIntosh
  • Lila Rose
  • John Stossel
  • Allen Icet
  • Rob Schaaf
  • John Stossel
  • Tom McClintock
  • Andrew Breitbart
  • George Runner
  • Alison Fraser

…..

Bill Whittle presents: Firewall – What We Believe


Presented with the kind permission of Jeremy Boreing, Declaration Entertainment

These 7 short “video essays”, written and very nicely presented by Bill Whittle explore the foundational beliefs of Tea Party Conservatism. From small government and distrust of elitism, to gun rights and immigration, Bill Whittle reveals the philosophical underpinnings that make America the most exceptional nation in the history of the world.

Topics:

  1. Small Government and Private Enterprise
  2. Elitism
  3. Wealth Creation
  4. Natural Law
  5. Immigration
  6. Gun Rights
  7. American Exceptionalism

Agenda: Grinding America Down


Presented with the kind permission of Curtis Bowers

Review from MovieGuide.org

… powerful exposé of the communist, socialist, progressive attempt to take over America …

This is not a conspiracy documentary about a secret collusion between two or more conspirators to affect some nefarious change, but rather a clear look at the publicized agenda of the hard left and shows how they have effectively implemented that public agenda.

The documentary starts with a quote from Joseph Stalin, “America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”

Then, the documentary shows the steps the Communist Party said were necessary to destroy America’s patriotism, morality and faith. Incredibly, they were able to achieve their agenda.

This clear exposé alone makes this documentary worth watching.

More than that, the documentary presents the connections between the different communist, socialist, progressive organizations with great clarity and shows how they implemented their agenda in each area of life.

AGENDA is absolutely brilliant for its well-researched understanding of the issues.

AGENDA features interviews with Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, Dr. Jim Bowers, the late Dr. Robert Chandler, Beverley Eakman, M. Stanton Evans, Bryan Fischer, Dr. David Gibbs, Jr., Brannon Howse, Cliff Kincaid, Congressman Steve King, Gen. Ed Meese lll, Dr. David Noebel, Hon. Howard Phillips, Janet (Folger) Porter, Sen. H.L. Richardson, Phyllis Schafly, Jim Simpson, Mike Smith Esq., John Stormer, Tim Wildmon, Wendy Wright and New Zeal’s Trevor Loudon.

Excerpts from NewsRealBlog‘s interview with filmmaker, Curtis Bowers

http://www.newsrealblog.com/2010/12/06/1-27/

Curtis Bowers: I wanted to make a clear distinction between this particular film, this particular subject, and a lot of the conspiracies that are out there. I think there might be a lot of weight to a lot of the conspiracy theories out there. But, when you deal in that, you lose credibility… I wanted to make sure people know this is simply the facts. It’s all in (the leftist radicals’) own words, in their own books and articles and speeches.

That’s what impacted me so much … When I started studying their own writings, their own speeches, I couldn’t believe it – that they would say so clearly what their goals were, what they were trying to do. That’s what shocked me into making the film. As I studied, I’d go “People need to know about this.”

This isn’t opinions or feelings or hopes or wishes or whatever. This is a reality that is destroying our country, and we don’t even seem to acknowledge that it exists …

NRB: … You were asked by a friend and writer to go attend a Communist party meeting, and this was back in 1992. Can you tell us a little bit about what you encountered there?

Bowers: I was in graduate school, and I thought it would be fun to go and hear what they had to say. I was not into it for the content of it. I was simply doing someone a favor. In my own eyes I thought this would be a really neat experience. Not really paying that much attention (at first), I assumed it would be a bunch of college radicals.

I grew a goatee and had ratty jeans on and had a revolutionary t-shirt on (i.e. trying to fit in). And I stuck out like a sore thumb … I looked like an idiot. It wasn’t that element. It wasn’t college radicals. It was all adults for the most part, and older adults – 50, 60, 70 year olds.

That’s when the light went on, I was shocked … I did not expect the seriousness, the backroom meetings – they had all these different breakout sessions. Some of these I would go into. And the passion of these older men up there that were so discouraged by what had happened to the Soviet Union, and they’d say, “But we can still do this. We can still –” They would talk about this like a preacher would talk about the principles of the Bible or something. They believed this.

Just like Whittaker Chambers – who wrote the book Witness which is one of my favorite books … it made me realize there are some that have bought into the cause, maybe naively, not understanding the end result. They believe that this is going to bring about a one-world utopia where it’s going to benefit everybody. I was there and I was convinced that some people really do believe that. They’re not the evil people that know that the end result is just greedy lust for power and don’t care what happens to all the masses.

I can still picture this one old man. I don’t even know who he was, but he was talking (to the group). He said he had been a member since the 1930’s. He’d been a member of the Communist Party since he was a young man. He was probably in his late 70’s, and his whole life had been focused on the communist movement. It kind of shook me up when I saw how serious and how committed he was and passionate about those principles.

NRB: You talk about a connection – obviously, Karl Marx first germinated the philosophy which we’ve come to know as communism. But you talk about the connection between him and Darwin and Nietzsche – the theory of evolution and the idea that there is no God, that God is dead – these two ideas, as you state in the film, are kind of a necessary precursor to embracing Marxism. You spoke of that older man who spoke with such passion and reminded you of a preacher. There’s definitely a spiritual component to this thing isn’t there?

Bowers: Oh, absolutely. It is their religion. What you believe is your religion. That’s why even humanism is considered a religion in America – they get a tax exemption for being a religious organization, the humanist groups throughout America … That’s what their faith is in. Their faith is in man. They think man will naturally rise to the highest level possible within a perfect – what they claim to be perfect – communist society, where everything is equally shared and everyone equally does their work.

I don’t think the top people naively believe that. I think they know – anyone who studies history knows that does not happen. Anyone who reads the daily newspaper knows that is not what man is like. Man always goes to the lowest common denominator unless he is in a society that is demanding more of him, and he’s being raised with character –

NRB: That’s just it though, isn’t it? The two fundamental ideas that are really butting heads here, if you trace it back far enough

It’s about the nature of man. On the one hand, man is an emergent evolving being on the path toward some sort of perfection. And then on the other hand, the perspective that Christianity espouses, and Judaism as well, (is) that man is fallen, that man is sinful, that man suffers from a kind of moral retardation and, as a result, is never going to be particularly good. Those fundamental beliefs really do inform our political paradigm, don’t they?

Bowers: Yes, and that’s why – back to what you were talking about with Darwin and Nietzsche – that’s why they’re so important. America’s whole foundation was completely different.

It was all, for the first time in world history, “No, no. Our rights come from God.” That’s why no man, no government can take them away. That whole principle, it began with America – the first time it was tried at that level where government was under the people. People were over the government. And the reason they were was because they said, “The rights you have are from God.” Therefore they cannot be tampered with by anyone for any reason.

Of course, Marx and all them – that’s a disaster, because they want to be on top. They want a society where man is god.

So, if God’s in the picture, it destroys their entire ideology, their entire philosophy of what they’re trying to do. And that’s why they have been in such a battle to remove God, and specifically the God of the Bible. They don’t seem to have a huge problem with the other world religions. It’s just the God of the Bible, I think, because of His very clear laws and rules and the way He set up things orderly. The family is supposed to be ordered this way, and society is supposed to be ordered this way, and morality is this … That’s the scary thing. If there was no God, if He was taken out of the equation, who is to say what you can do or not? …

The Right, All Along. The Rise, Fall & Future of Conservatism

Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, William F Buckley Jr

Presented with the kind permission of Fox News Channel.
Special thanks to Brian Gaffney.

The Right, All Along: The Rise, Fall And Future Of Conservatism – hosted by Brit Hume — is the inside story of a political movement that, against all odds, changed the world.

It started 60 years ago with a small group of determined thinkers and activists and grew into the most powerful force in American politics.

This 6-part Fox News Reporting series features rare footage and more than 75 exclusive interviews.

Follow William F. Buckley, Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, Robert Bork, Pat Robertson, Phyllis Schlafly, Newt Gingrich, George W. Bush and many others who tell the personal stories behind the conservatism’s startling victories and crushing defeats.

The Right, All Along: The Rise Fall And Future Of Conservatism is a unique blend of history, journalism and storytelling that explains how we got to where we are today, and where we may be heading.

Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Sara Palin was Targeted

Sarah Palin at Tea Party Rally

Presented with the kind permission of John Ziegler

Review by Noel Sheppard

Very frightening, I think, what the media was able to get away with this go round.

So said Alaska Governor Sarah Palin at the beginning of John Ziegler’s must-see documentary “Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted.”

After a nicely spliced introduction that included many of the disgraceful moments NewsBusters reported throughout the campaign, just before the opening credits rolled, Palin ominously stated, “This is for the sake of our democracy that there is fairness in this other branch of government if you will called media.”

So true, and yet what Ziegler masterfully demonstrated to his viewers was that democracy and fairness were not on the minds of most press members when the campaign began in 2007.

Convinced Hillary Clinton was a cinch to win the Democrat presidential nomination, they chose to not bother scrutinizing Barack Obama in any fashion thereby giving him a pass maybe no other national candidate in history has ever been afforded.

At the same time, frontrunner Clinton was challenged on every misstep. When she erred in an October 2007 debate question concerning drivers licenses for illegal aliens, the press pounced.

Two weeks later when Obama made a similar mistake, so-called journalists didn’t care.

Nor did they challenge the junior senator from Illinois about his claims he had worked tirelessly for lobbying reform as they conveniently forgot how Obama was excoriated by John McCain in February 2006 for being a fraud on the issue.

Sadly, such acts of amnesia were quite common during the campaign, and when the junior senator from Illinois shocked the world by winning the Iowa caucus, “this was all the media needed to transform Obama the candidate from mere mortal to merely God-like.”

But the metamorphosis wasn’t complete until the media took former President Bill Clinton’s “fairytale” comments about the junior senator from Illinois’ Iraq war position totally out of context thereby discrediting the country’s “first black president” as racist in order to prop up its “second.”

This according to Ziegler opened a floodgate of black support for Obama. More importantly, “The media had made it clear: they were dumping the Clintons for a newer, younger, hotter love.”

So strong was their devotion that even when Hillary scratched and clawed her way back into the race thereby making a brokered convention in Denver a real possibility — something that should have delighted real journalists beyond their wildest imaginations!!! — the Obama-loving media did its best to force the junior senator from New York out of the race.

With that accomplished, the next goal was to tear to shreds John McCain’s running mate, who though a successful career woman and mother of five, didn’t come close to representing the media elite’s vision of a modern, liberated female.

Such attacks took center stage right after Palin’s powerful speech at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, when NBC’s Brian Williams read on air from Joe Klein’s Swampland blog:

I hope my colleagues, meaning his colleagues in the news media, stand strong in this case. It’s important for the public to know Palin raised taxes as governor, supported the Bridge to Nowhere before she opposed it, pursued pork-barrel projects as mayor, tried to ban books at the local library, and thinks the war in Iraq is quote a task from God. The attempts by the McCain campaign to bully us into not reporting such things are not only stupidly aggressive but unprofessional in the extreme.

Palin responded: “Well, I think that was a call to action…Action to dig up whatever could be dug up and spun erroneously.”

And, sadly, she was right, for the war was on now, and the press were going to do anything to take this woman down in order to preserve their dream of an Obama White House.

In the end, while the news media were indeed successful in getting their candidate elected president, they did so in a fashion that has tremendously damaged the journalism industry as well as their own continually diminishing credibility.

This is the lasting point of “Media Malpractice” which should be mandatory viewing at journalism schools from coast to coast as well as a must-see for anyone still questioning how today’s press have totally abdicated impartiality for political advocacy.

As Ziegler marvelously stated as the film moved to a close:

This is not about President Obama. This is all about the unprecedented and dangerous media coverage that led to his election, and likely lead to his re-election. Our republic was founded on the concept that our electorate must be informed, and our elections be fair. As you have just seen, the evidence is overwhelming that our media has let us down in nearly every respect. If the grotesque display that we witnessed in 2008 does not provoke a backlash against this obvious reality, we may have just reached the point of no return.

Quite fittingly, Ziegler gave Palin the last word:

I believe that once the public understands that this isn’t good for democracy what has just taken place, I think there will be enough public pressure put on those in the media to just be fair. Report objectively. Get back to the who, what, when, where, and why. You want to be a commentator? There is a role for that also, but not in hard news sources to be believed via objective reporting. We got to get back to that or I think we’re in a world of hurt.

Hear, hear!

Filmmaker: John Ziegler

Filmmaker: John Ziegler

Religion in America: Church and State

Presented with the kind permission of Fox News Channel.
Special thanks to Brian Gaffney.

For the past half-century, the first country in the world to guarantee religious freedom has been locked in a legal war that has driven the symbols of God and religion out of its schools and courthouses, its statehouses and city halls and threatens to go further.

… join host Brit Hume as FOX News tour of the religious battlefields of the United States.

We’ll show you what the Founding Fathers thought they were doing when they first guaranteed American religious freedom.

We’ll investigate how the wall of separation between church and state really gets built in modern America and how Americans are fighting back.

Tune in for a fair and balanced examination of one of the most divisive and important issues in America today.

Conference: Terrorism & The Courts (2010)

Captured Enemy Combatant at Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

Captured Enemy Combatant at Gitmo

Presented with the kind permission of David Horowitz TV

3 experts share their views on dealing legally and militarily with captured terrorists and enemy combatants. (April 24, 2010)

  • John Yoo: Obama’s reversal of traditional and constitutional presidential role
  • Marc Thiessen: Dangers of another attack. Research on waterboarding
  • Andrew C. McCarthy III: Problems with civilian trials for enemy combatants