Yes, Chavez "understood the needs of the poor"; therefore, he knew best how to keep them poor, make those who didn't used to be poor, poor, and he knew how to use poverty and misery caused by such poverty to control the masses in his country. Yes, Chavez was a real inhumanitarian. May he everlastingly rot in he||!!!
How do we start a grass roots campaign to identify congressional representatives with ideologies and voting records that are harmful to our constitutional republic? I tried to send an e-mail to Representative Serrano but am prevented from doing so because I am not in his district. We need to swell up against these individuals as fellow Americans. We can not continue to fight this in our respective districts.
We need to bring the collective force of the masses to bear on these folks as well as the establishment leaders. It is clear to me that while some states and local voting districts are putting solid constitutional conservatives in office. They are being beat down by the system in which they operate in.
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"Democratically elected"? Not! Everyone knows that Venezuela's "elections" were nothing more than illusions...they did not have a president, they had a dicator. Much like our last "election", it reeks of fraud and intimidation. This congressman should be tarred and feathered out of office for his dillusional garbage. Praising a dictator is the equivalent of worshiping satan!
Oh yes life in Venezuela is all rainbows and unicorns because of Chavez.
No wonder our country is in shambles when we have POS representative like this sitting in Congress.
Tyrants frequently use altruism to morally shield themselves from being morally denounced.
As a tyrant you could kill tens of millions of people and oppress everyone else, but as long as you "help the poor", then all your sins are forgiven. It just shows you how effective altruism is, and how tyrants will use it to whitewash their evil deeds.
Quite frankly, altruism is the moral basis behind marxism, fascism, socialism and communism, even though all four ideas are tyrannical in nature. All four ideas altruistically claim to work for the benefit of the "dispossessed" (as they call them), and so people are willing to whitewash the crimes committed by those who implement them.
Morality is very powerful, and people will happily ignore political/economic arguments against such tyrannical ideas, because they think the ideas are virtuous/morally good and should therefore be achieved on that merit alone.
For instance, if someone said that medicaid should be abolished because it's unsustainable, it's a violation of individual rights, and it's marxist wealth redistribution.... to someone who believes in the morality of altruism, they'll turn around and tell you that they support the program because it's virtuous/morally good to "help the poor", and that therefore all criticisms should be ignored.
The only way you can ever get through to people about how evil, unjust and economically insane such ideas are, is to refute and denounce the morality of altruism. Unfortunately, very few people are willing to do that because altruism is so dominant in human culture and they've been raised their entire lives being told that altruism is the primary source of virtue and is a moral obligation on all people.
Ask yourself: If morality can cause people to zealously defend those four evil ideas, then what could it do to defend a good idea such as capitalism?
Capitalism has never been considered moral (except by Objectivists), because capitalism tells us that "man is an end in himself, not a means to the ends of others" and so people call it "selfish" as the self-evident brand of ultimate evil, since again, altruism is the dominant morality in human culture, and that's what it morally tells us about capitalism.
Until people reject altruism and instead embrace the morality of egoism (as articulated by Ayn Rand), then capitalism will never have moral support, people will continue to consider it evil, and people will continue trying to implement evil ideas (such as marxism, fascism, socialism and communism) that they think are morally good because altruism told them so.
Freedom vs Tyranny has always been a moral battle.
Look what the commies/socialists/marcists/Democrats did to Detroit over the decades...be very afraid...
"Empowered" ... my fat (hamburger --and possibly somewhat horse-meat-- cushion).
The only one he empowered was the government. He understood the poor, he just manipulated and used them, not to mention creating more of them. It is the definition of insanity that these commie leaders praise each other... they keep trying the same things that have destroyed economies and nations for generations, but can't accept the possibility that it is bad.
...this is literally like adults sitting in a puddle, praising each other's mud pies. Yes, it may look like a wonderful splat of mud, if you like that kind of thing, but at the end of the day it will not feed you, will not keep you warm, won't shelter you, and certainly won't protect you.
So, to say something nice about good ol' Hugo: that man made a wonderfully terrible looking mud pie out of his country, and if you like the 'hot mess' thing without the 'hot' part, then Chavez was the leader for you.
"He understood democracy and basic human desires for a dignified life. His legacy in his nation, and in the hemisphere, will be assured as the people he inspired continue to strive for a better life for the poor and downtrodden.”
Just like you do, right Serrano? "a better life for the poor and downtrodden.”
Is that why the Bronx is still the stinking cesspool it has always been for decades under Democrats, no matter how much of MY taxpayer money has been poured into it?
Just proof that John Conyers, Maxine Waters & the rest of the most stupid mother-kcufers in the federal government, ARE NOT ALONE...
He "understood the poor" all right. The Chavez guy/family had TWO BILLION DOLLARS at his death. No trickling down going on there.
--Aint that the way it ALWAYS goes in Commie countries?
Lack of freedom/expression, control of Gov. body and courts and media, class warfare resulting in indignation, and promoted better living standard. I'm sorry Mr. Serrano, what was his core belief system? Aint nobody here lately empowering me. More like disfranchising, but go-ahead show the people your crocodile tears, Mr. Serrano. Because every cause has it's effect.
The last week of February(end of winter) that cheap commie bastard Joe Kennedy had his Citizens Energy ad on the radio where he thanked Hugo Chavez and the Venezuelan people for all the oil he was given. Of course he is mourning the death of his buddy.
"Welcome back, my friends to the show that never ends! We are glad you could attend! Come inside! Come inside!"
They truly are born every minute.
Who the Hell is Serrano I've never heard of him before. I guess he is another MARXIST. But that's not a big deal because our President Hussein is also a MARXIST.
Meanwhile The REd Chinese are on the move: http://veryconservativenews.com/2013/03/chinas-defence-budget-to-rise-10-7-in-2013/
And we're "shocked" that there are communist sympathisers (and outright communists, like Serrano) in Congress? I'm sure Hillary Clinton will also be wearing black (and red).
Obama kept a measured tone in a statement released Tuesday evening.
"At this challenging time of President Hugo Chavez’s passing, the United States reaffirms its support for the Venezuelan people and its interest in developing a constructive relationship with the Venezuelan government," Obama said. "As Venezuela begins a new chapter in its history, the United States remains committed to policies that promote democratic principles, the rule of law, and respect for human rights.
Hey Obama, when are you going to follow those principles in this country? Follow our Constitution for a change.
Serrano's inner third world banana republic dictator is showing. Democrats just love to praise these tyrants, that's why they love Castro so much. they love the power these tyrants have and wish they could do the same here.
H.J.Res. 15: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby emoving the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 4, 2013
Mr. SERRANO introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
I don't think it has much chance.Amendments to the Constitution are very difficult to get.That's why D.C ignores it.
It will never pass, but he keeps trying. What is his motive? I'm not concerned it would pass because it takes 2/3rds majority in house and senate and 38 states to approve an amendment.
Here's Serrano on the issues.
With more politicians like this Sorrano character we all will be living in our own little Venezualan Utopia, we are getting closer to it every day. Why do Democrats SO HATE THIS COUNTRY??
Notice how all these people just praise these regimes (like Rodman, Penn, etc) but would never live there?
Whenever a socialist talk about democracy I immediately think it's a code word for socialism..
He breaks the economy and Chavez Had Amassed Private Fortune of $2 Billion... http://newsfromvenezuela.tumblr.com/post/867542155/analyst-estimates-chavezs-family-fortune-at-around-2
Yes, throw crumbs to the indigent while stealing their Nation's wealth...its what socialists/communists, Marxists, tyrants, and dictators do. And the indigent show up in droves to vote for their continued slavery to poverty. Sound familiar.
"Human rights and democracy are often mentioned in the same breath as if they were corollaries of one another. The truth is they are polar opposites." -Cheradenine Zakalwe