Evan Sayet Headlines the Redlands Tea Party Patriots/Unite IE Christmas Party on December 11
We have exciting news. Evan Sayet will perform at the Redlands Tea Party Patriots/Unite IE Christmas party on December 11. [This is going to be holiday event of the season. Stay tuned for more information.]
Evan Sayet is a conservative comedian and serious commentator. He spoke at the Unite IE Conservative Conference last May. Here is a clip.
Evan was in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Please see his article regarding his experience. 9/11: Thousands Would Die. One Would Be Saved
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Please see the following regarding Evan’s performance in Ventura on September 28.
WHO ARE WE ANYMORE?
by Michael Greer
September 17, 2014
Have we forgotten what it means to be American?
We used to be able to describe American values. America used to have a persona, a culture, an identity. Norman Rockwell was famous for capturing that identity beautifully. Families around the Thanksgiving table, soldiers welcomed home from war, kids arguing over a game, a boy asking a girl for a date. Now we’d be mocked for even thinking that represented America. Maybe it doesn’t anymore. Is that a good thing?
From our founding, we have been a Judeo/Christian country. Our values were self- determination, personal responsibility, hard work, free markets, faith in God and country. We’re the rugged individualists, the pioneers, the cowboys. We’re the guys in the white hats. Until recently, our Olympic uniforms included actual cowboy hats. Last year, they gave our Olympic athletes berets. When have berets ever been identified as American??
Our identity is being wiped from the public square. Every sign of who we are, or what we’ve been, is vanishing. The “Freedom from Religion” cabal is going around the country threatening or filing lawsuits against any sign of religious faith. They don’t want Christmas trees or Nativity scenes in public parks. They don’t want the 9/11 iron cross displayed at the memorial. They don’t want football teams praying, or players thanking God after scoring. They don’t want Bibles in hotel rooms. This isn’t what our Constitution promises us! It guarantees our freedom OF religion. These people are against all faith, their very name states it boldly: freedom FROM religion. Daniel Webster once said “But what are lands, and seas, and skies to civilized man without society, without knowledge, without morals, without religious culture.”
Our schools aren’t teaching history, or giving our children any reason to love America. They are teaching that everything that made America great is corrupt and/or evil. Our kids are being taught we are greedy, irresponsible pigs, who are destroying the planet. In fact, we have the cleanest country in the world. The left fails to point out that the richer the country, the cleaner it is. They intimidate our children into fearing guns. Did our cops-and-robbers and cowboys-and-Indians games turn us into killers? The left is teaching our children that what many of us believe to be immoral is now moral. They are taking away our children’s free choice. Bake sales and lemonade stands are being banned. They are teaching collectivism, social justice, and moral relativism. A few weeks ago, a father in uniform was refused entry to his child’s school. They told him he couldn’t enter unless he changed clothes. He was told his uniform might offend some of the children. What??! We’re now offended by our military?
The left is removing every reason for our children to feel pride and love for America.
Recently, the 9th Circuit Court ruled that American students can’t wear patriotic clothing on Cinco de Mayo. Why? Because it might incite violence. Really? Really? Wearing an American flag on your shirt in AMERICA would incite violence? Why would we protect those threatening that violence? Why is an American school celebrating a phony Mexican holiday anyway? May 5th is not the Mexican Independence Day. It doesn’t matter if most of the kids are Mexican by heritage, many of them were born in America. And those who weren’t are living here by our largesse. Most of those kids are Americans. Our immigration laws require immigrants to learn our language, our form of government, and to assimilate into our society. They are supposed to accommodate our culture, we’re not supposed to accommodate theirs. More and more, schools are rejecting the Pledge of Allegiance and not singing the National Anthem because they don’t want to “offend” someone from another country. On 9/11, at a school in Florida, students came to school with American flags on their cars and trucks. School officials removed them. Why are we allowing people to come to this country who are offended by our flag? And why would we restrict our freedoms in order not to offend someone?
Immigrants used to be people who wanted to be Americans, not people who want to impose their culture on us, while benefiting from our generosity!
Rep. Maxine Waters said people against Sharia law were bigots. She actually thinks two conflicting forms of law should be tolerated. How are Sharia law and our Constitution compatible, for example on woman’s rights or religious freedom? CAIR isn’t interested in Muslims assimilating into our culture, they are interested in imposing their culture on us. And we are allowing it.
The war on the Redskins football team is another example. The left is trying to intimidate all teams with Indian names into changing them. Many schools have already bowed to threats of lawsuits and loss of federal dollars, and changed their teams’ names. I always believed that giving teams Indian names was a sign of respect and honor. I think most of us think that. Our teams were strong, proud, and fearless. I don’t understand how that is disrespectful. It is a way to honor our Indian heritage. Most Indians feel that way as well, but the left doesn’t care. They refuse to rest until they wipe all Indian symbols from our culture. After all, they have already succeeded in making the wearing of Indian headdresses a sin. The left went apoplectic when Pharrell Williams appeared on the cover of a magazine in an Indian headdress.
What was the symbol of the ideal life in “The Giver”? A family gathered around a Christmas tree, singing Christmas carols…..something the left is trying to eliminate from our culture. What is the theme of most of our favorite classic movies? Christmas, family, soldiers, love, and loyalty. Look around, they are all being wiped from our culture. No sign of our religious faith, no sign of our heritage, no sign of those who fought and died for us, no sign that we believe in anything. No sign of those who came before us. We are afraid to speak, afraid to stand for anything, afraid to say no. Who are we anymore??
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BUSINESS AND PRESERVING FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY AND THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM
Please see “Business Should Imitate CTA Advocacy Effort” By Joel Fox
I am glad Mr. Fox brought this up. Tony Quinn was correct “business has proven entirely tactical in their approach to politics: there is little long term strategic thinking.” I have been trying to make this point for years.
If present trends continue, what will the business climate be like in California and in America in 10 years or 20 years? What will remain of the free enterprise system? What will remain of private property rights?
More broadly, if present trends continue, what will remain of our freedom and democracy?
Do you believe your children and grandchildren will have as much freedom and opportunity is you had? If you are young person, do you believe you will have as much freedom and opportunity as your parents and grandparents had?
Do you believe America is going in the right direction or is on the wrong track?
If you are satisfied with the answers to the above questions, you need read no further. If you are not satisfied with the answers to the above questions, and you believe you are morally obligated to pass on an America at least as great, free and prosperous if not more so than the one you received, please read on.
“CULTURE IS UPSTREAM OF POLITICS.” Andrew Breitbart
“JUST BECAUSE YOU DO NOT TAKE AN INTEREST IN POLITICS DOESN’T MEAN POLITICS WON’T TAKE AN INTEREST IN YOU!” –Pericles
Appeasing the Left is not a viable long run strategy for business. If you sell rope to Lenin, do not be surprised one day when you are wearing the rope around your neck.
The challenge for business is far broader than running some pro-free enterprise advertising.
The Left holds most of the high ground in the culture war, the universities, the government run K-12 school system, the foundations, the MSM, and Hollywood. Even the comic books are pushing leftism. While the Left would like to win the next election, they are more concerned with winning the next generation. They seek nothing less than to fundamentally transform the United States of America from the principles, values and traditions that made her great, free and prosperous into leftist principles and values.
For more broadly than running some advertising, for the free enterprise system to survive, for our freedom and democracy to survive, in addition to government policy, business needs to concern itself with:
- What is being taught in the universities and government run K-12 school system, both the leftist political indoctrination and the quality of that education, and both the knowledge and the values being taught.
- What values are communicated in the entertainment programming business supports with its advertising?
- What are the foundations business supports with its contributions doing regarding the culture and values?
- In fact supporting the free enterprise system, not crony capitalism. “Equality before the law for everyone; special privileges, waivers, exemptions, subsidies and crony capitalism for no one.”
- Supporting pro growth, pro-jobs policies that result in rising incomes for everyone. In addition, control immigration rather than using open immigration and amnesty to force down wages for American workers. In other words, if American workers’ incomes are increasing, if they believe their children will be better off than they are, they will be much less susceptible to leftist demagogic appeals to “spread the wealth around.”
- This last topic is worthy of an article or book, but in the long run, the free enterprise system, freedom and democracy require underlying morality, which in turn requires religion, and both require marriage and families. I am not the best at articulating this, but I believe those “troublesome social issues” far from being a distraction, are essential to survival of the free enterprise system, freedom and democracy.
Please consider in a nation with a high illegitimacy rate, with large numbers of women and children dependent on government for their sustenance, where most people are not married [there are now more unmarried adults than married adults], without objective moral standards, and without religion, how long will freedom, democracy and the free enterprise system last in such a nation?
I am 56. I had the privilege of being born in and growing up in the greatest country that ever existed. I feel a moral obligation to do my best to pass on an America at least as great, free and prosperous as the America I received if not more so.
I believe in order for our children and grandchildren to have the freedom and opportunity we had, and to preserve an American based on the principles, values and traditions that made her great free and prosperous, business is an essential part of the coalition to do so. Business and business men and women need to look beyond profits for the current quarter or current year, beyond currying favor with and getting benefits from the politicians in office, to preserving the system and nation that gave them the freedom and opportunity to be in business.
“America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. You can’t be free without being brave.” Dr. Ben Carson
Please see “Thoughts on Faith, Freedom and Culture”
THOUGHTS ON FAITH, FREEDOM AND CULTURE
“Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports.” George Washington
“If we forget what we did, we won’t know who we are. I’m warning of an eradication of the American memory that could result, ultimately, in an erosion of the American spirit.” Ronald Reagan
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams
“It may be that Western culture will indeed go: the lack of conviction of many of those who should be its defenders and the passionate intensity of its accusers may well join to complete its destruction.” Bernard Lewis
“A truly moral nation enacts policies that encourage responsible behavior and discourage self-destructive behavior by not subsidizing people who live irresponsibly and make poor choices.” Dr. Ben Carson
“Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the Word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet.” Robert Winthrop
“Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their appetites.” Edmond Burke
“Every thinking man, when he thinks, realizes that the teachings of the Bible are so interwoven and entwined with our whole civic and social life that it would be literally impossible for us to figure ourselves what that life would be if these standards were removed.” Theodore Roosevelt
“Freedom will destroy itself if it is not exercised within some sort of moral framework, some body of shared beliefs, some spiritual heritage transmitted through the church, the family and the school.” Margaret Thatcher
“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” George Orwell [Please understand the importance of the Left rewriting American history.]
“The greatest threat facing America is that we have not passed on what it means to be American to this generation. A society does not survive if it does not have a reason to survive. Where there a why, there is a how. We have lost the why.” Dennis Prager
“Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.” John Adams
“Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot. How is it possible that society should escape destruction if the moral tie is not strengthened in proportion as the political tie is relaxed? And what can be done with a people who are their own masters if they are not submissive to the Deity?” Alexis de Tocqueville
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” Thomas Paine
“Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.” Thomas Sowell
“In an age when scientists are creating artificial intelligence, too many of our educational institutions seem to be creating artificial stupidity.” Thomas Sowell
“The most important political office is that of the private citizen.” Justice Louis D. Brandeis