Bringing LIBERTY to
Capitol Hill -- 2008
Saturday Morning, July 26, 2008, 10:30am
A Discussion of The President's Saturday Morning
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THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Fighting disease is one part of
America's larger commitment to help struggling nations build more
hopeful futures of freedom. Over the past seven years, we've learned how
advancing the cause of freedom requires combating hopelessness. This is
because the only way that the enemies of freedom can attract new
recruits to their dark ideology is to exploit distress and despair. So
as we help struggling nations achieve freedom from disease through
programs like PEPFAR, we must also help them achieve freedom from
corruption, freedom from poverty, freedom from hunger, and freedom from
tyranny. And that is exactly what we're doing. (continued
How the President Differs from the American vision of
"Liberty Under God":
- America was founded on the philosophy of "Liberty
"Liberty" means freedom from government control and
confiscation of wealth
means personal responsibility to love God and
- America has always taken "love thy neighbor"
seriously, and has been the most charitable nation in history.
- Government welfare substitutes coercion and impersonal
bureaucracies for heartfelt duty and personal compassion.
- The word "compassion" means "to suffer with."
To be compassionate means being there in person. Having the
government take money out of your paycheck when you're not looking,
divvy the money out to various politicians and bureaucrats, and then
give the rest to foreign bureaucrats, does not make you and other
- Poverty is as much a spiritual problem as it is an economic one.
Why are Christian nations generally not in poverty, while
superstitious nations and socialist nations are always in poverty?
- President Bush's foreign policy can best be described as atheistic
Saturday Morning Radio Address
"Liberty Under God"
|THE PRESIDENT: Good
morning. This week, Congress voted to expand a vital program that
is saving lives across the developing world -- the Emergency Plan
for AIDS Relief, also known as PEPFAR. I thank members of Congress
from both sides of the aisle for working with my Administration to
pass this important bill, and I will be honored to sign it into
law next week.
- "The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief"
Of course, nobody cares about the
Constitution anymore, but where did "We the People"
give the Executive Branch the authority to confiscate our
paychecks to cure diseases?
say this program puts too much emphasis on getting people to
stop having anonymous sex with people who transmit diseases. Other
people say this program does not put enough emphasis on that,
and merely lines the pockets of certain pharmaceutical
corporations and favored bureaucrats in the recipient nations, who
use foreign aid to buy themselves new cars, which has resulted in
a new word in many African nations: the "WaBenzi"
|PEPFAR is the
largest international health initiative dedicated to fighting a
single disease in history. And it
is a testament to the extraordinary compassion and generosity of
the American people. When we first launched this program
five-and-a-half years ago, the scourge of HIV/AIDS had cast a
shadow over the continent of Africa. Only 50,000 people with AIDS
in sub-Sahara Africa were receiving antiretroviral treatment.
Today, PEPFAR is supporting treatment for nearly 1.7 million
people in the region. PEPFAR has allowed nearly 200,000 African
babies to be born HIV free. And this program is bringing hope to a
continent in desperate need.
not. 99% of Americans are completely unaware of PEPFAR. No
emotions or acts of "compassion and generosity"
whatsoever were made or felt by Americans in the funding of this
government program. Their money was taken
from them without their knowledge or permission.
What would have been the cost of "bringing hope to a
continent" if private organizations - who have to prove their
successes in order to gain the voluntary support of donors - had
been allowed to continue their progress.
|The new legislation
that I will sign next week will build on this progress. We will
expand access to lifesaving antiretroviral drugs. We will help
prevent millions of new HIV infections from occurring. And we will
also bolster our efforts to help developing nations combat other
devastating diseases like malaria
Malaria was almost completely wiped off the face of the earth -
until the government banned the most successful disease prevention
program in human history: DDT. All other programs to combat
malaria are wasteful and inefficient compared to sensible use of
DDT. Congress should re-Legalize
the greatest scientists in the world, including Nobel
Prize-winners, have questioned the government-approved orthodoxy
concerning AIDS. If they are correct, the government is wasting
billions of dollars that you worked for. What are these
professors, researchers, and Nobel Prize-winners saying? Find out here.
|Fighting disease is
one part of America's larger commitment to help struggling nations
build more hopeful futures of freedom.
Over the past seven years, we've learned how advancing the cause
of freedom requires combating hopelessness.
This is because the only way that the enemies of freedom can
attract new recruits to their dark ideology is to exploit distress
and despair. So as we help struggling nations achieve freedom from
disease through programs like PEPFAR, we
must also help them achieve freedom from corruption, freedom from
poverty, freedom from hunger, and freedom from tyranny. And
that is exactly what we're doing.
More and more government programs means we have less and less
It's easy to recruit new terrorists these days: "Ahmad,
the Americans killed your cousins. Don't you want to kill the
Americans? Join us!"
They don't hate us for our [dwindling] freedoms. They hate us
for our violence and depravity. See below.
|America is using our
foreign assistance to promote democracy
and good government. We have more than doubled the federal budget
for democracy and governance and human rights programs. And
through the Millennium Challenge Account, we have transformed the
way we deliver aid, so we can support developing nations that make
important political and economic reforms.
"We could send Africa $1 trillion, and the continent still
would remain mired in poverty simply because so many of its
nations reject property rights, free markets, and the rule of
-- Congressman Ron Paul, "What
Should America Do For Africa?"
|America is promoting
free trade and open investment. Over the long term, we know that
trade and investment are the best ways to fight poverty, and build
strong and prosperous societies. So we have expanded the African
Growth and Opportunity Act to increase trade between America and
Africa. We have put eleven new free trade agreements into effect
since 2001. And we're striving to make this the year that the
world completes an ambitious Doha Round agreement, so we can tear
down barriers to trade and investment around the world.
Free trade -- trade unhindered and
unobstructed by government rules and economic penalties designed
to favor special interests -- is good.
Government-managed trade is not as good.
Governments which are not "bound down by the chains of the
Constitution" are even worse.
Bush's "free trade agreements" create new governments
that supercede the government created by the U.S. Constitution.
is leading the fight against global hunger. This year, the
United States has provided more than $1.8 billion in new
funds to bolster global food security. We
are the world's largest provider of food aid, and we have proposed
would transform the way we deliver this aid to promote greater
self-reliance in developing nations.
Bush says "America is leading the fight," with
"$1.8 billion in new funds," is he talking about
Americans like you and me, and the voluntary
associations we donate to, or is he talking about Washington
Taxation is not "charitable giving." Bush should be
encouraging private giving, not public confiscation.
is leading the cause of human rights. Over the past seven years,
we've spoken out against human rights abuses by tyrannical regimes
like those in Iran and Syria, Cuba, Sudan, and Zimbabwe. We've
spoken candidly about human rights with nations with whom America
has good relations, such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia and China. And
to ensure that our Nation
continues to speak out for those who have no other voice, I
recently issued a directive instructing all senior U.S. officials
serving in undemocratic countries to maintain regular contact with
political dissidents and democracy activists.
Money you've earned is taken by the U.S. federal government and
sent to dictatorships which violate human rights, while
"speaking candidly" about their abuses. Saudi Arabia is
far worse than the government complained about in the Declaration
of Independence, but Bush sells weapons
of mass destruction to Saudi Arabia to benefit his campaign
contributors. The federal government sells weapons of death and
destruction costing billions of dollars more than the poverty
relief it gives (in many cases) to the same people who received
On balance, the federal government is a greater force for
death, destruction, and enslavement to tyranny than it is a force
for life, capitalization, and liberty.
|With all these
steps, we're helping defeat the forces of violent extremism by
offering a more hopeful vision of freedom. And as this vision
takes hold in more nations around the world, America will be safer
here at home.
these government programs make us less free here at home, with
little evidence of lasting positive changes around the
world. The risk of your property being confiscated by
"terrorists" is nothing compared to the risk of your
property and other liberties being destroyed by the U.S. federal
|Thank you for
Kevin Craig's Platform:
Additional Libertarian Resources
Scientists who question the HIV paradigm are denied
grants by peer review study panels. The reviewers enforce these
state-sanctioned orthodoxies by rejecting applications for funding
research that challenges them. Donald Miller, cardiac surgeon and
Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle,
reviewed this subject in The
Government Grant System: Inhibitor of Truth and Innovation?,
published in the Journal of Information Ethics 2007;16(1,
Spring 2007):59–69 (and posted
on LewRockwell.com). Dr. Miller makes the following reading
Dr. Miller's summation
of the evidence:
The real cause: Lifestyle (receptive anal intercourse), heavy
duty recreational drugs (cocaine, heroin, nitrite inhalants, and
amphetamines), anti-viral chemotherapy, and nutrition. In the West,
98 percent of AIDS cases occur in gay men and IV drug users.
Other Diseases - Malaria
Hopelessness - Spiritual Roots of Hunger, Poverty
Why Do The Terrorists Hate Us?
Real Reasons Why They Hate Us | Bill Barnwell
- Why Do They Hate
Us? | Jacob Hornberger, August 9, 2006
- Why They Hate Us
| Sheldon Richman, June 27, 2007
- Why Do
They Hate Us So Much? | Harry Browne
- Why They Hate Us
| Jacob G. Hornberger, February 13, 2006
- Why They Hate Us
| Sheldon Richman, May 9, 2008
- Do Hadithans
Hate Us for Our Freedoms? | Jacob G. Hornberger, June 2, 2006
- Why Do They Want
to Kill Us? Jacob G. Hornberger, October 2001
- One of the
Real Reasons They Hate Us
Non-Governmental Foreign Aid
Revolution Won't Come in a Day
John Adams once wrote that the American
Revolution began in 1761, when Massachusetts attorney James Otis
began legal challenges to the Writs
of Assistance. He lost the case, but "American
independence," Adams wrote, "was
then and there born." Now do the math. That means it took 15
years to convince the rest of America to declare Independence
(1776). Then another seven years of war was required before a
Peace Treaty was signed (1783), and then six years before the
Constitution was finally ratified (1789). That's almost 30 years. (And
Jefferson said we shouldn't go 20
years without another rebellion!) How can we hope to convince
Americans to fight for principles they were never taught in government
schools? We need to be in this battle for the long term. "Eternal
Vigilance is the Price of Liberty."
The Internet Can Speed up the Revolution
Here are ways you can help.
Communicating with Government and Media
- Contact Congress -- this
is from the JBS website, powered by "CapWiz," from Capitol
Advantage. Lots of organizations use capwiz. If you don't want to go
through the JBS, search for capwiz
on Google and find another organization that uses it.
Notice that you can also contact media through this webpage.
- Action E-List
Sign up for the JBS Action E-List and be notified when you can
make a critical difference on important issues.
an Iraq Referendum
Americans keep debating when, how, or if to leave Iraq. Maybe
we should ask the Iraqi people what they want. After all, it's
their country. Tell Congress to request that the Iraqi
government hold a public referendum on the U.S. occupation. Learn
and Trade" is not the way
The politicians seem to be unifying around "cap and
trade" as a way to cut CO2 emissions. If they take this
step it may be the largest increase in the size, scope, and
intrusiveness of government since the creation of Medicare.
Worse still, it may not even achieve its purpose. Please tell
Congress to oppose "cap and trade." Learn
Big government prospers through failure. Each new failure is
used to justify more spending and new powers. Wasteful spending
in Iraq is the latest example. One way to change this is to hold
government accountable. A new bill in Congress seeks to provide
some of the needed accountability. Please support it. Learn
the War for Terror
U.S. policy has inflamed the Middle East. It has made
terrorism more likely rather than less. We seem to be fighting a
war for terror, rather than on
terror. This policy must stop. The place to start stopping is with
Iran. We must not attack Iran. War with Iran would
devastate our economy, disrupt world oil supplies, and recruit
more terrorists. Click
here to stop this war before it starts.
The Democrat Party Radio Address:
Democratic Radio Address was delivered by Rhode Island Senator Jack
Reed, who suggested alternative ways to deploy U.S. troops around
There is no fundamental difference between the two major parties.
Both believe in deploying U.S. troops around the world. Democrats
appear to want to shift the mix away from Iraq -- perhaps only
symbolically -- toward Afghanistan.
The Signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution
-- men like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson -- spoke plainly
against the U.S. becoming entangled in the affairs
of foreign governments.
The "War on Terror" is unconstitutional.
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