Top-Down or Free-Up?

Elitist have no idea what they have done.  They have made the choice clear and destroyed the Democrat Party by driving it to anti-American positions.  Now the independents have had enough.  It has become a “wait-just-a-damn-minute” moment in history.

Do you believe a better world is built by powerful people directing others or is the human condition better advanced by free people in liberty?  Decide: then ask others to answer.  If people believe in the powerful, they ignore all human history which clearly shows elitists eventually place everyone else in slavery (a good gig for those in charge).  Absolute power corrupts.

American history demonstrates free people working for their own interests create national prosperity that lifts all (including the poor) to higher standards of living – free enterprise.  Productive people understand this, but others will always prefer theft or, when done in mass, plunder as it is much easier than work if there are no consequences or equality under the law.

Socialism (the baby food of communism), Marxism, Progressive or simply Liberal as the term has come to be used destroys individual liberty, personal productivity, and even government competence.  There is no liberty in liberal nor progress in progressive.  Do some disagree?  Ask them to consider BP and the economic destruction of the economies of the Gulf Coast in the illusion of ideology of President Barack Hussein Obama.  Consider the open southern and northern border threatening our economy and security while then-President George W. Bush built a bloated and inefficient “Homeland Security” illusion.  (Citizens are now viewed naked traveling though airports, but criminals trespassing over the border are unchecked then provided citizen funded welfare.)

Congress can hold public hearings on professional baseball’s steroid use, but massive health care and financial reform programs pass without public debate and disclosure?  Are they out of their minds or must they think we are?

It is all about ideology – top-down or free-up

I first wrote about the possibility of Barack Hussein Obama being a socialist in May of 2008.  Over time, I have judged him as he asked to be judged by the people around him and now believe he is a communist.  His parents were communists; his grandparents on both sides were communists.  He acts imperial in the communist mode and is, by all standards, anti-American.  He believes in redistribution of wealth which is Communist.  He bows to imperial power in third world nations.

President Obama said on Chicago radio station WBEZ-FM in
2001 that the Earl Warren Court wasn’t “radical” enough because
“it didn’t break free from the essential constraints placed by the
Founding Fathers in the Constitution” in order to allow
“redistribution of wealth.”  He also speaks of the Constitution
as providing “negative rights” and taught (as best as can be discovered given
his hidden records) as an anti-Constitutional scholar.  President Obama
hired Van Jones, a Communist and Marxist as special advisor for green jobs and
Valerie Jarrett as a senior advisor who is fundamentally radical and may be
questionably corrupt as is being discovered in the Rod Blagojevich trial.
The Obama campaign was prepared and financed by George Soros the world known
Marxist financier seeking to destabilize free enterprise for his profit – crony
capitalism.  Obama still faces campaign financing questions to say nothing
of his hidden birth certificate.

According to an article by Phyllis Schlafly, President Obama’s second pick for the Supreme Court Elena Kagan threatens our Constitution (click here to read that article).  Kagan refused to answer Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn’s question yesterday on how far the Commerce Clause (regulating interstate activity) could be stretched.  Specifically, Sen. Coburn asked if the Federal government could require citizens to eat specific foods each day. (Click here to see video of the question and answer.)  Kagan refused to answer which to most independent thinkers disqualifies her for the position in and of itself.

What can be done?

These issues and more are discussed each Saturday between 4:00 and 6:00 pm on AM 740 and FM 102.3 news talk KRMG on The David Arnett Show.  This site will continue and expand coverage  and we are looking for more local and national writers who revere the Constitution of the United States of America and individual liberty to help in that effort.  Local issues can be convoluted.  As the old saying goes, “all politics is local.”

I am an individualist.  I began a traditional journalism career untraditionally in an Aha Moment you can review (click here for video) thirty years ago.  I am not a fan of fame, but profoundly fond of liberty.  I have been within Liberal circles – as a musician, family and friend – since forever.  I have long argued personally that government is incompetent if not corrupt at the Federal level and I have put my life on the line to fight corruption on the state level.  I am belligerent in the demand for equal treatment under the law.  I fought for racial integration of Tulsa Public Schools and equal rights as youth liaison to the Community Relations Commission before I graduated from high school.  An elected Republican Precinct Chairman, I challenge leadership, fight for improvements in the County Party Platform, and am known for asking difficult questions at public meetings – an equal opportunity aggravator.

Calling Co-Belligerents

Francis Schafer coined the term “co-belligerents” to describe people who fight in common cause.  Independents together.

The quiet, the non-confrontational, the co-workers, the friends, and acquaintances that have listened for years with a “whatever” dismissal to Marxist vitriol are increasingly and deeply offended at the loss of individual liberty, slavery level taxation, threatened and unstable currency, unequal application of law, and official intrusion into their personal lives promoted by President Barack Hussein Obama and friends.

Obama’s covey of elitists are “top-down” and, as a potter to clay, believe they can mold systems to establish utopia, but that has never worked.  Every country that tried it has failed or is failing miserably.  In their defense, elitist hold that their Marxist – Progressive – Socialist – Communist – We Know More Than God Collective – approach to society has never worked because America provided a place for free people, capital and enterprise to flee from oppression elitists installed elsewhere.  Thus this last refuge conquered, freedom would have no alternative.  This, elitists believe, would ensure success or at least eliminate all opposition and resistance.  Finally they sigh breathless, they would control all resources and means of production.  Freedom, as the world has known it, will end.  Europe is backing away from this approach, but President Obama is pushing America over the edge.

Now co-belligerents for Liberty must rise and you are welcome at Tulsa Today.  America was established by written agreement only after guarantees of specific rights unalienable (cannot be taken) specifically guaranteed to the people.  Utilizing freedom, creativity, enterprise, innovation, and productivity “We the people” individually built wealth the world had never before seen in a remarkably short period of time.  Unexpected discovery and innovation blossomed which would never have occurred under elitist government regulation and management.  As Ronald Reagan said, “Government is the problem.”  We wonder what part of stop the stupid corrupt spending President Obama doesn’t understand?  But then maybe he does understand.

Writers Call

America can turn assured economic destruction around and rebirth Liberty, but now is the time to attend the task.  National writers are welcome.  Local writers are solicited.  Tulsa Today has specific assignments for patriots.  Call or e-mail for more detail, but in general terms we are looking for regular coverage of city, county, and regional government activities.  We want to find people to cover school board meetings.  We need people with accounting and business backgrounds and those with specific experience within select industries such as energy and aviation.  Tulsa Today has editors to help develop writing skills, but thinkers, accurate observers, and investigators of uncompromising integrity can develop at any age from any background – We are looking for you.  Journalism degrees are not required.  All assignments are unpaid until writers are selected for staff positions.  Here, you will earn by merit proven over time and the next few months are critical.

Tulsa Today serves over 300,000 page views per month.  We began exclusively online in 1996 (years before Al Gore invented the Internet) and we are the oldest independent online news service on the Internet – Joseph Farah’s claim that is “the world’s first exclusively online news agency” is incorrect as I have told him (Joe launched in 1997).  Tulsa Today staff is available to consult with interested parties in other markets to help build similar sites across the nation.  We can build them quickly and inexpensively with a local hardworking editor and a salesperson.

Christian and Jewish Call

Do you serve a living God?  If so, then the Ten Commandments require you to oppose top-down  organization of government.  That is why the Liberals want the Ten Commandments out of all public view – “thou shall not steal” said in the positive is “thou shall respect private property rights” which top-down redistributive plunder folks hate. By the way, no one in the Bible told folk to go give Rome more money for the poor.  However, Islam is a united system of both religion and government.

In every city across the nation, religious institutions are needed first to preach of God and His desire for our free will as personified in America’s founding.  Second, there is a need for observers at every polling place during every election.  Filmed video of Black Panthers intimidating voters has not been aggressively prosecuted by President Obama’s administration, but such evidence can and must be presented in court every time it happens.  Today, a former Justice Department Lawyer specifically accused Attorney General Eric Holder of reverse racism (click here to read the story).  People of faith and honesty must schedule and place honest observers at every polling place with a video camera and notepad – yes, it is a huge task, but it can be done. I pray for that to happen, but it’s not my mission

Business Call

My grandfather and father were small businessmen in Tulsa and so am I.  Many small businesses today are hampered by excessive regulation, taxation, and threat of unknown policy.  They know from cash register contact what people think of taxes and how they feel about government.

The reason Conservatives don’t get good traditional press is because Conservative businesses don’t demand fair treatment from traditional media and are hesitant to support alternative patriot media.  The exception nationally is FOX News and locally Tulsa Today and The David Arnett Show on KRMG.  In increasing numbers, small and medium businesses are finding Conservative media building positive brand recognition with extremely loyal customers of increasing number.

Teach your children, friends, family, and casual associates as much as they will listen about American history and the Constitution.  Ask them, top-down or free-up?  Get aggressive in your reading and selective in your media.  The FOX News channel is the best national outlet currently available.  Contrary to the top-down smears, they are fair and balanced.  Glenn Beck has been named as the nation’s most hated conservative for delightful reasons.  As TownHall Magazine wrote:

Beck’s real sin is that he has successfully combined his concern for the direction of this country—a direction currently being dominated by progressives who hate what America has been—with a powerful defense of American exceptionalism and a passion for the Founding Fathers and the system of government and nation they created to produce a show that both educates and entertains. …

Americans—Democrats and Republicans, young and old, those who’ve been political for ages and those who are just beginning to get engaged—now truly sense the threat to the American way of life that the radical Left’s agenda poses. They hadn’t realized it before—both because they had never seen such an extremely progressive, uber-liberal, revolution-loving president and because they had either forgotten or never learned the real history of the United States.

Thanks to Beck, Americans are waking up to what our government is up to and are hungering for the real story of their nation—the one that the progressive movement, using the schools and universities, has tried to keep from them.

We are falling in love with our country again.

In short, Glenn Beck is the best current commentator concisely conveying wisdom by utilizing satire and humor; he sparks considerations worthy of the effort. (Yes Glenn, journalists in the heartland are paying attention.)

Further Final

Young conservatives often ask for pithy comebacks to Liberal bull.  We will give you some ammunition here, but top-down folk are deliberately using what Stalin called “useful idiots” (emotionally based, simple minded and not studied in history).  They blame George W. Bush for the time-of-day so don’t get caught on defense.  You can only eliminate ignorance if it isn’t stupid and is willing to listen.  Cast aside such fools as small stuff you shouldn’t sweat.  Also remember Shakespeare in Lady Macbeth, Queen Gertrude’s line “The lady doth protest too much” when you listen to elitists attacking conservatives.

I have lived attacks and marginalization and it is difficult.  But these are the times our future needs our help.  Share this story.  Listen and call in between 4 and 6 pm each Saturday on The David Arnett Show on AM 740 and FM 102.3 news talk KRMG.  E-mail local news tips to or use our contact form at the top of the page and let’s fix this.  At whatever level, engage.

You have been called to Free-Up America.