Former marine - involved in the original push into Iraq - to run for Congress
August 25, 2009 11:35pm CST
I'm tired of President Obama and the liberals who control Congress insulting us, calling us racist, and calling us a mob. I'm tired of their double-talk. I'm tired of their bait-and-switch shell games. I'm tired of being avoided by my public servants. They have forgotten that they work for us. ... Ronald Reagan once famously said, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." We are that generation! Either we stand now and fight for our country, or the great United States of America may be but a fading memory. Now, a U.S. Marine who helped lead the initial charge into Iraq to oust Saddam Hussein is taking that approach literally by brandishing his M-16 assault rifle in some eye-catching campaign fundraising ads. "I'm taking full credit for that," says 28-year-old Jesse Kelly of Tucson, Ariz., a Republican seeking to boot Democrat Gabrielle Giffords from the U.S. House of Representatives. "If you're not going to get anyone's attention, you might as well not waste your time or money." Sgt. Kelly, who is married and has a 9-month-old son, is splashing his spots across the Internet on high-profile sites such as the Drudge Report, and offering no apologies about the weapon imagery. "I think people understand fully well that I'm serving my country," he said. "I'm in Iraq at war for my nation. I'm not posing in my bedroom with a gun." http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=107417
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• United States
27 Aug 09
Here are some definitions of Statism.... 1.... http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/statism * Date: 1919 "concentration of economic controls and planning in the hands of a highly centralized government often extending to government ownership of industry" 2... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statism Definition: concentration of economic controls and planning in the hands of government often extending to government ownership of industry. *See article* 3... http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz-score/statist-whatstatist.html "Statists tend to favor a great deal of government control over individual behavior and over the economy. That's why WordIQ.com defines "statism" as "any social or political system in which state intervention plays a major role." The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines it as a "concentration of economic controls and planning in the hands of a highly centralized government." "Some statists call their political beliefs populism, socialism, or communitarianism. At the extreme, undemocratic end of the statist spectrum, statism also encompasses communism, fascism, and other forms of totalitarianism." I hope those links help you to better understand the things that are happening now...