Confused About America? Ask an Americanist

Amazingly similar to the Borderline View.

From Time Magazine Mar. 10 1961

"Among the U.S. brotherhoods dedicated to the fight against Communism, nothing is quite like the John Birch Society. Except for an elite corps of leaders, its members shun personal publicity, and their names are held by the society in strictest secrecy. Its cells, of 20 to 30 members apiece, take orders from society headquarters, promote Communist-style front organizations that do not use the John Birch name. Carefully avoiding normal channels of political action, the society accepts the hardboiled, dictatorial direction of one man who sees democracy as a "perennial fraud" and estimates that the U.S. is 40% to 60% Communist-controlled. In other times, other places, the John Birch "Americanists" —as they call themselves ¶might seem a tiresome, comic-opera joke. But already the society admits to cells in 35 states, and its partisans have made their anonymous and unsettling presence felt in scores of U.S. communities."

"The Red Plot. All society activity comes under the firm thumb of a balding, deceptively mild-mannered, retired businessman from Belmont. Mass., named Robert Welch. Son of a North Carolina farmer. Baptist Welch, 61, spent 25 years as an executive with Cambridge's famed candymaking James O. Welch Co. (run by his brother). After the war, Welch began to bone up on Communist literature; eventually he decided that such schemes as social security and federal income tax laws were part of a Red plot to ready the U.S. for Soviet conquest. Welch left candy for fulltime anti-Communist pamphleteering in 1957. He founded the John Birch Society the next year, naming it for a U.S. Navy captain killed by Chinese Communist guerrillas after V-J day."
John Birch Society Headquarters, Appleton, WI.

Less Government, More Responsibility, and
— With God's Help — a Better World.

Sound Familiar?

Read More About Robert Welch and the John Birch Society:

Indoctrination While on Vacation

Send your youth to meet the Truth, the whole John Birch Truth and nothing
but the John Birch Truth.

Their View

Youth Meets Truth! summercamp classes help campers gain a deeper understanding of our unique Constitution and the liberties it secures.

  • One Nation Under God
  • Freedom and Government - The Definition of Americanism
  • Our Government I - Principles of American Federalism
  • Timeline of Early American History
  • Our Government II - The Legislative Branch
  • Our Government III - The Executive Branch
  • Economics 101
  • Our Government IV - The Judicial Branch
  • Onslaught on Education
  • Conspiracy for Global Control
  • The Moral American
  • Death by Government
  • Civilian Disarmament
  • Three American Heroes
  • Saviors of the Earth? — The Real Agenda of the Eco-Lobby
  • The United Nations Exposed
  • Current Events: A Perspective on the News
  • Influencing our Leaders
  • The Robert Welch Heritage
  • Changing the World You Live In

Advanced Class List: Taught and available to qualified advanced students only.

  • Washington’s Farewell Address
  • The Communist Manifesto
  • From Communism to Fascism
  • The Historical Roots of American Liberty
  • The Philosophical Roots of American Liberty
  • Two Revolutions


  • The United Nations as an embryonic world government.
  • The Insiders control major media outlets and use of them to spread half truths and globalist propaganda.
  • The Insiders control over our educational institutions and conditioning of a new generation of Americans to surrender more of our sovereignty.
  • The current movement to disarm civilians as part of the Insiders' plot to enslave people under oppressive, socialistic government.
- The Federalist Papers are frequently referenced to reveal the careful deliberation exercised in drafting the Constitution.

- Morality and self-control are essential to our form of government. As John Adams so eloquently put it, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” We practice this in all aspects of the camp experience.

- Our Constitution establishes a Republic (the rule of law) and not a Democracy (the rule of the majority).

With 10 min interludes for hiking fishing and canoeing.
Sounds like a barrel of fun!


Texas Two-Step: So Long Bush, Hello Ron Paul

Von Mises Institute Supports Ron Paul For GOP Presidential Candiate

"Well, I think the party has lost its way, because the conservative wing of the Republican Party always advocated a non-interventionist foreign policy. Senator Robert Taft didn't even want to be in NATO. George Bush won the election in the year 2000 campaigning on a humble foreign policy –no nation-building, no policing of the world. Republicans were elected to end the Korean War. The Republicans were elected to end the Vietnam War. There's a strong tradition of being anti-war in the Republican party. It is the constitutional position. It is the advice of the Founders to follow a non-interventionist foreign policy, stay out of entangling alliances, be friends with countries, negotiate and talk with them and trade with them."

- Ron Paul

Read more at Von Mises Institute.
Ron Paul & The John Birch Society

The John Birch Society has some supporters in Congress. Ron Paul of Texas recently argued:"The beneficial, educational impact of the John Birch Society over the past four decades would be hard to overestimate. It is certainly far more than most people realize. Anyone who has been in the trenches over the years battling on any of the major issues - whether it’s pro-life, gun rights, property rights, taxes, government spending, regulation, national security, privacy, national sovereignty, the United Nations, foreign aid - knows that members of the John Birch Society are always in there doing the heavy lifting. And most importantly, they approach all of these issues from a strong moral and constitutional perspective. Lots of people pay lip service to the Constitution, but Birchers study it, understand it, apply it, and are serious about protecting it and holding public officials accountable to it."
Read more.
The John Birch Society asks Has Ron Paul Been Shut Out of the Mainstream News?
Evidently FOX News is only going as far to the right as Rudy Gulliani. There must be a vast far right wing conspiracy going on here... Read more.
Ron Paul On Bush's Surge Mentality

As I said last week on the House floor, speculation in Washington focuses on when, not if, either Israel or the U.S. will bomb Iran-- possibly with nuclear weapons. The accusation sounds very familiar: namely, that Iran possesses weapons of mass destruction. Iran has never been found in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and our own Central Intelligence Agency says Iran is more than ten years away from producing any kind of nuclear weapon. Yet we are told we must act immediately while we still can!

This all sounds very familiar, but many of my colleagues don’t seem to have learned much from the invasion of Iraq. House Democrats strongly criticized the Iraq troop surge after the president’s announcement, but then praised the president’s confrontational words condemning Iran. Many of those opposing a troop surge are not calling for a withdrawal of our troops from the Middle East, but rather for “redeployment.” Redeployment to where? Iran?

We need to return to reality when it comes to our Middle East policy. We need to reject the increasingly shrill rhetoric coming from the same voices who urged the president to invade Iraq.
The truth is that Iran, like Iraq, is a third-world nation without a significant military. Nothing in history hints that she is likely to invade a neighboring country, let alone America or Israel. I am concerned, however, that a contrived Gulf of Tonkin- type incident may occur to gain popular support for an attack on Iran.


Report from planet Republican

The news from this week's Republican debate: one of America's political parties truly has gone completely, collectively bonkers.
By Eric Alterman

Whenever I watch a group of Republicans do almost anything, I find myself imagining someone from a sensible planet, or even a sensible country, watching and wondering what in heck they would make of it. This is particularly true of debates, and during this week's Republican mash-up in South Carolina, there were so many mouth-open/what the heck moments upon which to ruminate, it's hard to pick the most bizarre.

Recall that this debate follows the one where all the candidates vied with one another to claim the mantle of Ronald Reagan, a politician so simultaneously clueless and ideological that, to this day, nobody knows where his faculties ended and his Alzheimer's began - whether before or after he left the presidency.

Much of this nutty Reagan nostalgia is inspired by the fact that to any sentient human being, Reagan actually looks good compared to George Bush. Some of his aides were competent. And he didn't take this Christianism stuff too seriously, skipping church religiously even allowing gay guys to have sleepovers in the White House.

This time the talk was all about who's the toughest; who likes torture the most; and who likes terrorists the least. Fox News moved things along in this direction nicely with questions that sounded like they were written by the rightwing script doctors at "24" in return for promotional considerations.

So there you have it. One candidate says something that is obvious to those of us living in the "reality-based community", gets it wrong, but also adds that Ronald Reagan would have supported him. Another candidate, known to be nuts by some who know him best, goes nuts, misinterprets the misguided assertion, and "wins" the debate because of it - putting off the day of reckoning when the people who vote in the primary realize that he disagrees with everything they hold dear in the first place.

I'm not a real big fan in truth, but we really could use a Hunter S Thompson on this campaign....

Read More:

Republicans Seek Deceased Candidate To Revitalize Party.

When you ask a conservative where they want to lead the country, the inevitable answer is

Dissatified with all of the eleven of the official Republican candidates;
Senator Sam Brownback
John Cox
Jim Gilmore, former Governor of Virginia
Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City
Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas
Representative Duncan Hunter
Senator John McCain

Representative Ron Paul, M.D.
Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts
Representative Tom Tancredo
then last and certainly least
Tommy Thompson, former Governor of Wisconsin
(and let's not forget about "Undecided" currently polling in 5th place among the eleven Republican candidates) the GOP is asking the great candidates from the past to come forward to re-energize the saggin ratings of the Republican Party.

The GOP's nostalgia for "The good ol' days" has lead conservatives to consider the following

I Still Like Ike Eisenhower

Barry "Let's Nuke 'em" Goldwater

Do it one more time Harold Stassen

Herbert Hoover "What this country needs is another good depression"

and who could overlook the possibility of the "Great Communicator" taking one more shot
at the winning the Oval Office?



"Fascism is government and big business working together for the Fatherland."
Charles Biderman


Al Gore Smeared -- What Are The Facts?

Old news over at ontheborderline.nut. Must be a slow day in wing nut ville. Have you noticed that they don't mention the war in Iraq over there or President Bush. It used to be those were topics near and dear to their tiny, cold hearts. Now it's like those things never existed. While we waste billions of taxpayer dollars in a growing failure in Iraqi they squawk about a couple of dimes lost in a school district pop machine and a day of golfing that happened a couple years ago. Maybe they -- the one or two wing nuts (emphasis on "nuts) left over there should rename their blog "Yawn Of The Living Dead."

Read the memo below. Click it to enlarge it.

For more proof on the dead of the ontheborderline.net blog, see the chart below showing the participation level since the New Richmond school referendum.

No Rest For The Wicked!!!

Liberal Bloggers Rip Into Falwell After Death

"The gates of hell swing open and Satan welcomes his beloved son," a prominent left-wing blogger opined on her website at the news of the death Tuesday of the Rev. Jerry Falwell.

"Guess god [sic] liked the ACLU better after all," wrote Amanda Marcotte on her blog Pandagon.com, in reference to the American Civil Liberties Union, a target of controversial comments Falwell made after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Marcotte has a history of provocative anti-Christian writing that resulted in her leaving the presidential campaign of Democrat John Edwards earlier this year. But while some pundits on the left voiced qualified condolences over the death of Falwell, sentiments similar to Marcotte's echoed across the liberal blogosphere Tuesday and Wednesday.

The activist left-wing site IndyMedia carried the headline "Hallelujah! Theocratic Huckster Jerry Falwell Dead At 73."

For more wing-nut whine and cheese, check out the rest of Fred Lucas's anti-secular humanist propaganda at CNSNews.com.

Only 222 Days Till Christmas!

"My boss doesn't pay any tax or social security. I work at least 56 hours a week, Monday to Saturday. Sometimes I go 66 hours a week. I make $207 a week. If there is a lot more I have to work on Sundays. I never get vacation. I never even get a whole weekend off. Sometimes I have to work on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The conditions are very bad. My factory is very hot in summer and very cold in winter. My boss is screaming to me all the time. He is always very angry. I can't ask him any questions because I'm afraid he's going to hit me. All the time he hits me working, like that (she gestures hitting her head with her fist). The factory is very dirty. When I am working I'm afraid because there is big rats and mice crawl on my feet."

USA Sweatshop Worker

"At the Doall Factory making Liz Claiborne jackets and skirts (also Leslie Fay, Chaus, Ann Taylor) 85-92 hour work weeks 60-cent-an-hour wages (51% of poverty) Tested and fired if pregnant Two permitted bathroom visits per 13+hour day. No sick days, even for a mother whose young child is ill. 84ý paid for $194 jacket; .004% of sales price! Fired for raising a grievance; all union talk forbidden. 18 workers fired for protesting work on a national holiday."

El Salvador Sweatshop Worker


Would you have this woman give your eulogy?

Generally, when you eulogize someone, you point out the wonderful things THEY'VE done in life. Or you mention what a great person they were, or recall their achievements. That is, unless your Ann Coulter. In that case you use the death of someone famous to further justify your own vile sentiments against the people you despise. In Ann's case it's liberals.

Ann Coulter's column on Falwell's passing:
Coulter: "Let me be the first to say: I ALWAYS agreed with the Rev. Falwell.

Actually, there was one small item I think Falwell got wrong regarding his statement after 9/11 that "the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians — who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle — the ACLU, People for the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say, 'You helped this happen.'"

First of all, I disagreed with that statement because Falwell neglected to specifically include Teddy Kennedy and "the Reverend" Barry Lynn.

Second, Falwell later stressed that he blamed the terrorists most of all, but I think that clarification was unnecessary. The necessary clarification was to note that God was at least protecting America enough not to allow the terrorists to strike when a Democrat was in the White House."

Rev. Falwell was known for making controversial comments. Since his death, many close to him revealed
that these were made to grab headlines, to make savy use of the media to promote his cause.

On a recent broadcast of the PBS NEWSHOUR 2 commentators, one a political adversary of Falwells, discussed the life of Rev. Falwell.

TONY PERKINS: "I think Dr. Falwell, number one, I think was mischaracterized and portrayed in the media. He was portrayed as mean-spirited, a hard-hearted individual. And Dr. Falwell was the opposite of how he was seen by many people. He was not mean-spirited at all. Even his adversaries, he was kind to them. And I bet Tony would say that, even in their conversations off the camera or along the side, he was always nice to those that he opposed.

TONY CAMPOLO: "We stand against him on a lot of issues, but what Tony Perkins said was absolutely right.

My wife, who, unlike myself, is a strong advocate for gay marriage, once had a meeting with him. And she said, "I came away feeling that this man was a gentleman, and he spoke with kindness and with civility." And, off camera, he was as gracious a man as you could possibly imagine. And I have found him to be the same."

Ann's "Tribute" to Rev. Falwell goes on with several paragraphs defending the notion that Tinky Winky of the Tele Tubbies is a gay character. Her only accalade to Falwell was of course another derision of her enemies "Like Christ ministering to prostitutes, Falwell regularly left the safe confines of his church to show up in such benighted venues as CNN."

I guess the lesson in all of this is, if you're a controversial conservative figure on the brink of death, ask your adversaries to give your eulogy. They will inevitably cast you in a more positive light than "friends" like Ann Coulter.

Amen and A Woman

May the Market Force Be With You

Corporate America Is Out to Get Your Kids

CBS -- a big business - report attacks businesses, doesn't give them a chance to respond

It was almost like CBS’s version of “To Catch A Predator.” “Evening News” anchor Katie Couric warned: “They’re after your children and your grandchildren.”

By “they,” she meant nasty old corporations “spending nearly $17 billion a year trying to sell their products to our kids.” Couric’s one-sided May 14 piece blamed the “far-reaching tentacles” of business for all sorts of life’s ills from obesity to young people having sex. The makers of “Shrek” were even criticized for working with the government to help curb childhood obesity.

No business was even given a chance at rebuttal.

But business critics certainly had their chance. Couric relied on four voices to flesh out the nearly five-minute story – all critical of business. She told viewers that children are targets. “They have money to spend and corporate America is out to get them.”

Read more of this whine and cheese party at Business & Media Institute: an propaganda group trying to put lipstick on another greedy corporate pig story.

Finding A Buddha

To find a Buddha, you have to see your nature. Whoever sees his nature is a Buddha. If you dont see your nature, invoking Buddhas, reciting sutras, making offerings, and keeping precepts are all useless. Invoking Buddhas results in good karma, reciting sutras results in a good memory; keeping precepts results in a good rebirth, and making offerings results in future blessingsbut no Buddha.... To find a Buddha all you have to do is see your nature. Your nature is the Buddha. And the Buddha is the person whos free: free of plans, free of cares. If you dont see your nature and run around all day looking somewhere else, youll never find a Buddha.

The Zen Teachings of Bodhidharma From Everyday Mind
a Tricycle book edited by Jean Smith

Today Buddhists chant the name of Amitabha, Buddha of Infinite Light, in order to enter His pure realm. All compassionate spiritual effort orients us in this direction. We gratefully remember the love without limits which makes paradise here on earth.

Learn more...


Dateline Roswell:

From OTBL's N. Onimous:

"Folks, Paris Hilton is by any objective analysis the dumbest, most ignorant, and worthless piece of blond debris to ever girate on this planet. She revels in the outrageous just as big government monopolies and evangelical Swagartesque blow hards revel in their own expansion - because they are unrestricted by the realities of any market forces that matter. Natural market forces that could matter, were it not for the dumbed down state of our children and an unfortunate percentage of their parents (are you listening "public education")."

Earth to N. Onimous:

She's the PRODUCT of Market Forces. She's an heiress you idiot, that's why she does whatever the hell she feels like. The Hilton's are Uber wealthy. The free market created their wealth. OTBL's N. Onimous says "public education" is what's given us Paris Hilton? and we need "Market Forces" to reign her in. Now I've heard it all.

If any of this makes sense to you.
Go take your meds.

Pennies From Heaven...I Suppose

"Perhaps the most disgusting and philosophically disgusting idea is that tax cuts "cost" the government. This misguided notion comes from defenders of a statist mindset, who believe that all things - ranging from the most common of items to the first fruits of our labor to our very lives - are owned by the government."

Ron Paul

From Russia - With Love


39 Months Equals Retirement for Local Blogging Pioneer

Local internut blog trailblazer Mikhail Ivanovich, co-founder on ontheborderline.nut has decided to hang
up the ethernet cable after his illustrious 39 month career as internet "journalist" and cyber pain in the ass. Inspired by the rabid rightwing bull dogs that hounded Dan Rather from his 40 year career at CBS,
Michail has decided to put down the keyboard and just sit on his fat ass in his easy chair like he has for the last 39 months,but now without the computer.
"My fingers ache" after the countless Control C, Control V sequences of cutting and pasting billions of computer bits. "I'm taking a well deserved break".
Reflecting on his career, Miki ( as those who tolerate his personal presence are fond of calling him ) says, " I think I've had an impact on exposing the thieving government school teachers in this town, and have done my best to stand up for the little guy in the StonePine Mc Mansion,the taxpayer.
Mikhail's protege, Dr. Bill commented on the surprise announcement saying, " Hudson will be a sad place indeed without Mikhail's biting anti-Statist commentary. I think I'm getting like... all misty."

Mikhail has touched billions of lives through his unselfish devotion and sacrifice dedicated to promoting individual self interest over the public good.

Co-blogger, N. Onimous said, " Mikhail has been an inspiration to all of us, few people realize the number of hours he's put in the easy chair demolishing the reputations of the local government school parasites and their supporters. He's truly been an inspiration."

It'$ A Free Market Thing

"While private companies have been producing dazzling progress in computers, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and many other areas, everything in the social order has deteriorated. Our public institutions are a wreck."

- Harry Browne

Those That Can Do; Those Who Can't Blog At OTBL

"Well, the list could go on and on, so here are just a few. We have demographers earning tens of thousands, we have florists at 10's of thousands, we have electricians at 100's of thousands, we have book dealers which if you investigate is an industry in itself, we have newspapers, you have of course the teachers, aids, principals, counselors, coaches, sociologists, bus drivers, and other various staff at millions, including their Cadillac benefits, we could go on for a whole paragraph showing the general ledger of both of these government institutions. Now if I was receiving tens of thousands of dollars of easy money from either of these districts, I might even support their ideas. Derrick comes to mind.

So who pays for all this...? We do, the taxpayers. It p(is)ses me off. "


"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."

Benjamin Franklin

Political Putty

"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."


The Gap Made for Kids - By Kids

Gap Unveils New 'For Kids By Kids' Clothing Line


"Just Say No to drugs! By the way, here's your Ritalin."

One day early in 2000, Michael and Jill Carroll of West Byrne, New York, got a knock on their door from Child Protective Services. Their alleged crime wasn't abusing drugs, beating their child or withholding love. Rather, they were accused of refusing to give their 7-year-old son, Kyle, the popular-yet-controversial drug, Ritalin.

As a result, the Times Union of Albany reports, the Carrolls were put on a statewide list of alleged child abusers and thrust into an Orwellian court battle to clear their name and to make sure that Kyle wasn't forcibly removed from their home.

In fact, Ritalin may be the epitome of a quick-fix solution for a fast-food culture.

Diller, a San Francisco Bay-area pediatrician, has prescribed Ritalin to his patients for the last two decades. But he has become increasingly concerned by the explosive growth in Ritalin prescriptions in the past decade. He argues that it is ironic that public school administrators, on the one hand, enthusiastically push a "Just Say No!" position on drug use, while at the same time telling youngsters to "Medicate or Else!"

Other doctors agree.

"I know of children who have been given Ritalin more to subdue them than to meet their needs Ð a practice that recalls the opium syrups used to soothe noisy infants in London a century ago," says Bromfield.

"The surge in both ADHD diagnoses and Ritalin prescriptions is yet another sign of a society suffering from a colossal lack of personal responsibility," he adds. "By telling patients that their failures, misbehavior and unhappiness are caused by a disorder, we risk colluding with their all-too-human belief that their actions are beyond their control and weaken their motivation to change on their own. And in the many cases where ADHD is misdiagnosed in children, we give parents the illusion that their child's problems have nothing to do with the home environment or with their performance as parents."

A Gentle Reminder to Our Borderline "Friends"


Free Market Fowl

Six Hundred - Ninety Five Reasons

The borderliners ask:
"__________ obtained her BA in philosophy from the University of Texas (Austin) in 1995. While pursuing graduate studies in education at Pennsylvania State University, she was invited to California to develop a curriculum for a gifted child who was not being challenged in traditional schools.

Why can't we adopt that curriculum here? "
Here are 695 Reasons.............


Mothers Day 2007: Who is a mother?

Who is a mother?

Who is a mother?
a mother is a woman,
a wife, a child-bearer
and a home maker..

Who is a mother?
A mother is a great teacher,
a knowledge passer, a great mentor
and a hope planter.

Who is a mother?
a mother is a foreseer
a future builder, a great thinker
and a role-model.

Who is a mother?
a mother is a motivator,
a creative person, a talent flourisher
and a potential unlocker.

Who is a mother?
a mother is a problem solver,
a peace maker, a sensitive person
and a risk taker.

Who is a mother?
a mother is a compassionate person,
a shoulder to lean on, and the
first person to talk to, in times of crises.

helen araromi

helen araromi is a writer of poetry and short stories. she is a prospective creative writer who values poems that castigates the inequality and corruption that innundates her beloved country and the unjust treatments of women and children in Africa. helen is a magical realist poet, she enjoys weaving fantasy and reality together, which serves it purpose well by sweeping underneath the carpet the grimness of life in her society, but still acknowledging the fact that she lives in a real world. humour, war, peace, children's rhymes, and faith are some of her most recuuring themes. she is a human right activist, a philsopher and most importantly an evangelist. She aspires to become an international personality and an emissary to her beloved country in the near future. ..