I have taken Bill O’Reilly to task when he says stupid things – careful to point out exactly what he has said that annoys me. On the other hand, we must give O’Reilly credit when he stands up for the people and speaks truth to power.

In today’s (December 20, 2012) Talking Points Memo, O’Reilly lays out the facts – and nothing but the facts. It is well worth repeating his words here.

Hi, I'm Bill O’Reilly. Thanks for watching us tonight.

Power. That is the subject of this evening Talking Points Memo.

If you are fortunate enough to acquire money in this life, you will also get power. Money in America can buy you protection, education, all kinds of entertainment options. It can also buy you good doctors who’ll keep you healthy, accountants who will make you even more money, and lawyers if anything goes wrong.

Money is power. If you don’t have much money life is much harder because you can't protect yourself as well as a wealthy person. That is why what is happening in America right now affects every single person who lives here.

President Obama and the Democrats want to take power from the people and give it to the Federal government.

Every time you pay taxes, you make the government stronger and your own situation weaker. So a tax increase empowers the government as the expense, pardon the pun, of the taxpayer.

Of course, taxes are needed for the military, transportation, safety nets and other things that strengthen our freedoms. But what's happening now is a bunch of other stuff.

For example, government control of the health care industry makes you weaker and the feds stronger.

Higher taxes on achievers make them weaker and the feds stronger.

Regulation of guns make citizens more dependent on police, thus the government grows stronger. The more shots, pardon the pun, the feds and the states call the less freedom we the people have.

Now, some folks want to trade freedom for security. Just go to Cuba, you’ll see that. Go to China. Government runs the show. And throughout the history, strong central governments have always been on display.

But America was supposed to be different. That’s why the Founding Fathers built in protections for us. That’s why they encouraged a free press, to keep government power in check, to expose power grabs in Washington. But now the press is working in concert with the Obama administration. No longer do we have the skeptical media when it comes to confronting power. The President’s liberal ideology is compatible with the liberal belief system of many media bosses.

And so, we are seeing a tremendous power grab in Washington that’s not being challenged by many in the media.

Talking Points submits that very few Americans understand what's really going on. And certainly many voters had no clue in November. But just remember; every time, every time a new law is passed, even the good ones, the state grows more powerful, the individual becomes weaker. And that’s the truth.

And that’s the Memo.

Source: Bill O’Reilly; Fox News, The O’Reilly Factor, December 20, 2012

Bottom line …

It doesn’t get much clearer than this. O’Reilly is speaking the absolute truth. It appears that politicians – on both sides – as well as the media is not looking out for our best interests. Now that the truth is on the table, it remains to be seen what can be done about reversing Washington’s power grab. Of course, in 2014 we have another Congressional election and can remove useful idiots in the House of Representatives and one-third of the useful idiots in the Senate. By restoring Congressional control to constitutional conservatives, we can take back one-third of the government and stop the President Obama and the Executive Branch from usurping the power of Congress with Administrative rules and regulations. If the President vetoes a bill – it can still be passed with a two-thirds vote in both the House and the Senate.

It is time to look to your future and not the future of a corrupt, ideologically bankrupt politician who is spending our nation into an oblivion designed to cause civil unrest, the imposition of greater tyranny and the loss of our freedom.

Think about that.

-- steve

“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS