Tuesday, October 30, 2007
President Bush blasted the Democratic-controlled Congress on Tuesday for having "the worst record in 20 years."
"Congress is not getting it's work done," President Bush said on Tuesday.
"Congress is not getting it's work done," Bush said, flanked by members of the Republican House leadership. "The House of Representatives has wasted valuable time on a constant stream of investigations, and the Senate has wasted valuable time on an endless series of failed votes to pull our troops out of Iraq."
Bush criticized Congress for not being able to send "a single appropriations bill" to him.
"They haven't seen a bill they could not solve without shoving a tax hike into it," he said.
Democrats quickly fired back. Jim Manley, senior aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, said, "Taking advice from President Bush about fiscal responsibility and getting things done for the American people is like taking hunting lessons from Dick Cheney. Neither is a very good idea."
Monday, October 29, 2007
No fascist blog links here, but I'll go ahead and post http://dailykos.com/
Also, I have to give props to Kirsten Powers, who is the "Democratic Strategist" on the No Spin Zone (meaning she's pretty quiet while Bill-O bashes the Democrats) as she held her own against Bill-O tonight...http://www.powers-point.com/
The high court will determine if the $2.5 billion in punitive damages owed for the 1989 Alaska oil spill is excessive.
The Tennessean reported that Wagoner’s death was announced by a publicist for the Grand Ole Opry who said he died at 8:25 p.m. at Alive Hospice in Nashville.
Wagoner was admitted to the hospital this month for treatment of lung cancer.
He had for years been the front line host of the Grand Ole Opry, inheriting that post from the late Roy Acuff.
His network television show in the 1960s originated from the Channel 4 studios and introduced the world to Dolly Parton.
Wagoner, famous for his fabulous sparkling suits, put out a new album out this year and was featured on the Late Show With David Letterman before his health problems were revealed. He was honored on May 19 of this year for his 50 years as an Opry member.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
You can probably tell I'm most compatible with the Okie from Muskogee.
From today's Tennessean...http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071028/NEWS0206/710280449
Friday, October 26, 2007
Michelle Malkin blames the California wildfires on illegal immigrants, saying that they set the fires to distract officials as they ran across the border.
Next up, David Horowitz condemns the communist-Left for defending Islamo-Fascism at Emory.
When my friend Ed Bryant told me he was not running in the 2002 election, and that his spot for the Seventh Congressional District would be open, I filed to run for his open seat. However, when push came to shove, I decided instead to deploy to Afghanistan with my men of the 20th Special Forces. The problem with the 7th is that whoever holds that seat is almost invincible as long as they tow the party line, and no one who is a relative unknown wants to waste money in an already decided race. I don't personally know Congresswoman Blackburn, but as long as she doesn't royally screw up, she's got that seat till she decides to move on.
True X 10:
Blackburn is a joke and a mouthpiece for the Bush administration.
Sad but true, my friends...and all across the country. Which is why SHE won't leave! (what kinda hair-do is that, Marsha? Supercuts, Cool Springs?)
FYI- Tennessee's 7th is one of the most gerrymandered districts in the country (light blue, Middle to West Tennessee). And NO, Democrats are not to blame...hellooooo Texas!
All told, the 10 incumbents raised about $1.8 million during the three months ending Sept. 30, and entered the final quarter of 2007 with about $7.5 million in campaign cash. The two challengers raised about $72,000 and had about $177,000, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
State party leaders and political scientists give a variety of reasons for the lack of challengers:
• The state's history of political stability in which incumbents rarely lose.
• The way the House district boundaries are drawn.
• A decline in available campaign cash in the state because so much was siphoned off in last year's Senate race and is being gobbled up by presidential candidates, especially Republican Fred Thompson.
• The tendency of people of like political views to live next to one another.
Bruce Oppenheimer, a political science professor at Vanderbilt University, said the power of incumbency — the ability to bring home federal funds to the district and to maintain a high profile among voters — is less important than districting and political homogeneity.
"Democrats tend to live near Democrats and Republicans close to Republicans," so it is easy to draw districts that highly favor one party or the other, Oppenheimer said his research shows. Tennessee's 4th District has enough of a mix to provide for a competitive race, Oppenheimer said. But that is counterbalanced by the serpentine shape of the district, which runs from Kentucky to Alabama. Anyone running against Democrat Rep. Lincoln Davis of Pall Mall would need to buy television ads in three media markets to cover the district, he said.
Robin Smith, chairwoman of the Tennessee Republican Party, puts the blame on Democrats, who drew the district maps after the 2000 Census. Redistricting — which has a contentious and litigious history — will occur after the 2010 Census.
State Democratic Party spokesman Wade Mundy said the 2006 Senate race, in which Republican Bob Corker barely beat Democrat Harold Ford Jr., ate up a lot of donations. He said Democratic challengers may emerge, especially in the Senate race, but he conceded that Alexander has been "somewhat" successful in bipartisan efforts that make him a more formidable rival.
Republican James Hart of Buchanan has filed to challenge Democrat Rep. John Tanner in the 8th District. But while Tanner of Union City has amassed more than $1 million in his campaign; Hart raised $186 in the third quarter and has about $5,300. The only competitive race will be for the Democratic nomination in the 9th District in Memphis, where Steve Cohen will seek a second term. He had $374,000 at the end of September, while Nikki Tinker had about $172,000.
The lack of competition is not new in Tennessee. The last incumbent to lose was former Democratic senator James Sasser who was defeated by Republican Bill Frist in 1994. "The Rothenberg Political Report" lists only 62 of 435 House races as being competitive in 2008. ------------------Once again, I'm proud to say my parents live in a cesspool of fascist Republicans. However, I'll most likely end up downtown or in East Nashville. Sorry, WC Democrats.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
John Rich left no doubt on where he stands after Wednesday's appearance on The Steve Gill Radio Show, which now features him as a regular commentator.
John is an avid supportive of Fred Thompson's presidential bid because he's a conservative who agrees with Fred's voting record.
The preacher's son says many are surprised to learn that he's conservative. "Big & Rich music is so out of the box and so wild and unrestrained," John tells me. "They probably just make assumptions that you're that way with everything. One reason why we are able to be so untethered in country music is because we have a really strong base and strong beliefs and core values.
By REBECCA McCARTHY
The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionPublished on: 10/25/07
Athens — If you think we have water problems in north Georgia now, just wait.
Things are likely to get a lot worse. A lot drier. And a lot warmer.
That's the collective forecast of computer modelers from numerous agencies that spend their time crunching data and predicting weather conditions. All kinds of data — daily, weekly, monthly, annually, soil moisture, rainfall, lake levels, temperature, water flow.
"It may get much more dire next summer," said state climatologist David Stooksbury of the University of Georgia. He held a press conference in Athens on Thursday morning to present the latest information on the drought.
It all depends on La Niña, a fickle set of atmospheric conditions in the Pacific, Stooksbury said. A strong La Niña likely means for North Georgia less rain and higher temperatures than normal in the next six months, while a weak La Niña could bring more rain and cooler temperatures.
Late fall and winter is typically when enough rain falls to recharge the water systems in the state, trickling through the topsoil into deeper levels of the ground. Without a sufficient amount of rain, North Georgia will head into the warm spring and hot summer with reservoirs at dangerously low levels.
Probabilities are that rainfall in the coming months will be less than normal. Without more than the normal amount of rain, the drought will persist into the spring and summer, Stooksbury said.
"You know how climatologists like to be right?" he said. "This is a situation where I hope I'm wrong."
Pleeeeeease keep praying for rain for North Georgia.
"And, you know, I think during the last Clinton presidency, the White House did not demonstrate that in a way that was helpful to our nation's culture," Romney added.
New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, wife of former President Bill Clinton, is the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Romney went on to say that the president is under a "microscope," making it especially important to "live by higher standards."
"Because the world is looking at you, you're representing not only yourself but your country," he added. "The kids or America are looking at you. One piece [of instilling values] is acting the part, acting the part of higher ethical standards."
Responding to Romney's comments, top Clinton adviser Howard Wolfson said, "Hillary Clinton needs no lessons on character from a man who switches his positions on a daily basis."
Blackburn wouldn’t stand up for children
To the Editor:
When President Bush vetoed health care for millions of children, Rep. Marsha Blackburn had a choice — stand with President Bush or stand up for kids back home. She chose Bush, and was one of just a few votes blocking Congress from overriding Bush’s veto.
As a result, millions of kids and their families could suffer. This isn’t a Democratic or Republican issue. A recent CBS poll shows that eight out of every 10 Americans support the kids’ health-care bill passed by the Democratic Congress — including an overwhelming majority of Republican voters!
Why is Marsha Blackburn so out of touch? When are the voters of the 7th Congressional District going to stand up and say enough is enough?
Jane Herron, Franklin 37064
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
“The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.”
“Fascism is not in itself a new order of society. It is the future refusing to be born.”
“Fascism was a counter-revolution against a revolution that never took place.”
We’ve been here so many times before. With convicted DNC fund-raiser John Huang and Charlie Trie and Pauline Kanchanalak and Maria Hsia. With the Chinese Buddhist monks and nuns who helped engineer a Gore campaign reimbursement scheme and shredded documents related to their temple fund-raiser. With Washington ex-Gov. Gary Locke, who also took money from Chinese temple donors who couldn’t speak English, couldn’t remember when they donated or couldn’t be located.
Discrimination isn’t a dirty word when it comes to keeping dirty money out of American politics.
-John W. Gardner
Senators Rosalind Kurita (D-Clarksville), Beverly Marrero (D-Memphis) and Representative Mike McDonald (D-Portland) received praise from the Tennessee Conservation Voters based on a study of their positions regarding legislation to protect and conserve Tennessee's natural resources.
"It has been an historic year for the people that are so very fortunate to live in Tennessee," said Chris Ford, executive director of Tennessee Conservation Voters. "Projects like the North Cumberland plateau land acquisition continue the vision of the current administration to protect a Tennessee way of life for future generations."
The event was held at the home of Brad Martin, a former state legislator and retired chairman of Saks Inc. President Bush was whisked along a roundabout route, apparently to let him avoid the sight of about 50 anti-war demonstrators.
Presidential fundraisers are normally big deals, hyped by campaigns to the media and offering numerous opportunities for pictures of the big guy with locals. Alexander, perhaps the most media savvy of all Tennessee politicians, neglected to announce this one.
That was left to the state Democratic Party, which chortled that the Republicans were asking $10,000 for fat cats to have their pictures taken with the president. There was no word on whether there were any takers; obviously it was worth at least that much to Alexander not to have his picture taken with Bush.
Alexander, governor from 1979-1987, was also a candidate for president in 1996 and 2000. In the latter campaign, he was sharply critical of an opponent from Texas, whom he accused of using "weasel words" and who wasn't, he hinted, quite bright enough for the job.
Perhaps his campaign slogan next year will be: "Prescient."
Alexander's most likely opponent at the moment appears to be Mike McWherter, a Jackson businessman and son of a popular former governor. McWherter has been cruising Democratic events to measure his chances.
Saturday, October 27 • 9 am - 1 pm, Decatur High School parking lot (corner of N. McDonough Street and Howard Avenue)
Don’t throw away that old PC or printer! Save it and recycle it. This semi-annual recycling event has been hugely successful at diverting electronic equipment from landfills, where they may contaminate soil and water. Batteries, Styrofoam and mercury will also be accepted.
Electronics dropped off that day will be sorted then either shredded and recycled or tested for potential donation or sale. Items may also be disassembled into raw materials and sent to recyclers.
In addition to electronics, any metro area resident can also drop off batteries of any type, Styrofoam peanuts, clean Styrofoam blocks free of foreign objects, and mercury thermometers and thermostats.
"We added the recycling of Styrofoam because it takes up a significant amount of space in landfills and it is not easy for the average citizen to recycle it," says Richard Cohen, chair of Decatur's Waste Management Advisory Board. "Styrofoam does not break down easily in the landfill and there are a host of products today that can be made from recycled Styrofoam."
Last spring’s event diverted 50 tons of electronics from the landfill, almost matching the amount generated from two events in 2006. The event is co-sponsored by the City of Decatur, the Waste Management Advisory Board, ARC International Corp., Cartridge World, The UPS Store Decatur, Chick-Fil-A Downtown Decatur, DreamSan and Decatur High School.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I'd like to ask everyone to pray for rain for Georgia and for God's help in California.
After Katrina, these events make me feel like global warming is here for a long, long visit and we need all the help we can get.
then this 2000 miles away (my prayers with you Californians)....
Sen. Raymond Finney, of Maryville, was the top-rated Republican, with 10 points.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Hello, my name is Greg, I am from Nashville, Tennessee, I am not a Communist, I am not even a Socialist...I am a Liberal. The End.
PS. However, if you watch Bill O'Reilly, he would consider me "far-Left, secular progressive, anti-American, a lunactic, and a destroyer of the universe."
Important note about the G-FUNK...I do NOT believe 9/11 was a plot planned by the administration, and I applaud Bill Maher for giving his opinion too and kicking out the distractors. ESPECIALLY since I love Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee from Houston. If you watch C-SPAN, you know that she is up there speaking more than anyone else I've ever seen...even late into the night when all the Fascists have gone back to Georgetown.
President Bush says Monday he is requesting billions more for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The request comes on top of $147 billion already sought for in the wars. Most of the money goes to Iraq, which is costing the Pentagon an estimated $2 billion a week.
That's about all I can say...O-M-G.
NEWSFLASH - Bill-O just accused the "liberal media" of overlooking this act of bravery, citing CNN as one of those outlets. Umm...I'm pretty sure it was on the front page of CNN dot com almost all day.
But Marsha, Ann, Michelle, Bill, David, Sean, Rick, Laura....scared, scared, scared....
Take a look at some of the speakers going around to colleges nationwide...it's sickening. Are Rick Santorum and Ann Coulter qualified to talk about "Islamo-Fascism"?
Robert Spencer – 25th, 7pm, Salomon Hall 101
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Greg Davis – 24th, 7:30pm, Phillips Hall
Mike Adams – 25th, 7pm, Hunter 100
David Horowitz – 26th, 12pm, Lerner Cinema
panel with Phyllis Chesler, Ibn Warraq, and Christina Sommers – 24th, 8pm, Math 203
Robert Spencer – 22nd, 7pm, Cortalyou Commons
Robert Spencer – 26th, 7pm, Dartmouth Hall room 105
David Horowitz – 24th, 8pm, White Hall 208
Jonathan Schanzer – 24th, 7:30pm, Youngchild Hall
George Mason University
Luana Saghieh and Alan Nathan – 22nd, 8:30pm, Johnson Center Cinema
George Washington University
Michael Ledeen and Daphne Patai – 22nd, 10am, Mt. Vernon Campus, Eckles Auditorium
David Horowitz – 25th, 8pm, Marvin Center
Penn State University
Rick Santorum – 23rd, 8pm, 119 Osmond
David Horowitz – 16th, 8pm, McCosh 10
Tammy Bruce – 22nd, 7pm, Student Lounge
Brian Sussman – 24th, 12pm, Jack Adams Hall
Rick Santorum – 24th, 8pm, Student Center 218
Daniel Pipes – 24th, 7pm
Ann Coulter – 22nd, 7pm, McAlister Auditorium
Nonie Darwish – 22nd, 7pm, Evans Hall 10
UC Santa Barbara
Dennis Prager – 25th, 7pm, Girvetz 1004
Cyrus Nowrasteh – 23rd, 6:30pm, Moore 100
Nonie Darwish – 24th, 7pm, Haines 82
Joe Kaufman – 25th, 7pm, Moore 100
University of Miami
Cyrus Nowrasteh – 24th, 7pm, Whitten University Learning Center
University of Pennsylvania
Rick Santorum – 24th, 5:30pm, Hillel-Steinhardt Hall
panel with Daniel Pipes, Dr. Stephen Gale, and Ed Turzanski – 22nd, 7pm, Huntsman Hall
University of Rhode Island
Robert Spencer – 24th, 7pm, Memorial Union Ballroom
University of Washington
Michael Medved – 25th, 7pm, Smith 120
University of Wisconsin, Madison
David Horowitz – 22nd, 7:30, Wisconsin Union Theater
Ann Coulter – 24th, 6pm, Annenberg School of Communication – G26
Keep it up guys! You're looking more and more pathetic!
I know I give a lot of post coverage to Huckabee, but, for once, he impressed me!
"Huckabee, left out of the early skirmishes between candidates running ahead of him in the polls, said as he was called on: "Let me begin by saying, for the first time in about nine debates, I'm kind of glad I wasn't in on the first few minutes because it was all about these guys fighting each other."
To laughter, Huckabee said, "I am more than content to let you let them fight all they want tonight, shed each other's blood, and then I'll be ready to run for president because I'm not interested in fighting these guys."
Sunday, October 21, 2007
I will be the first to acknowledge that my experiences learning about healthcare in Norway and hearing about the situation in Canada from my good friend Lindsay who went to school in Montreal made me skeptical about universal health coverage.
However, as I've said before, the issue is COST, COST, COST!!! Private insurance will NEVER go away in the U.S. What we're talking about here is that kid from southside Atlanta whose family CAN'T afford an MRI...so they go without.
This isn't socialism, this is compassion. Do you know anyone without health insurance? Do you know anyone who cuts dental insurance because they can't afford it each month? Do you know anyone who's scared of graduating from school because they'll be cut from their parents insurance? I've got some stories...
Funny, I remember reading about a city in Louisiana that is in desperate need of "reconstruction". I wonder if minority will help minority? Hmm...
"He’s an extraordinary, young, dynamic, whip-smart, staunchly conservative Republican."
"He is a born-again Roman Catholic who has suggested that teaching intelligent design as an alternative to evolution may not be out of place in public schools, favors a ban on abortion and opposes hate-crimes laws."
Call me a pessimist, but I don't think those issues are what's gonna help N'awlins. Although I'm not her biggest fan, let's hope Mary Landrieu can keep LA's Senate delegation purple in '08. http://www.marylandrieu.com/
Wallace asked Huckabee how he would approach relations with Pakistan. Huckabee said "we need to keep our eyes on Pakistan. I think we've sort of taken a view that everything is OK there, and it's not OK there," he said. "Let's not forget, it's somewhere in the caves of Pakistan where Osama bin Laden is hiding. The next missile bomb that maybe comes our way, the next terrorist attack, is probably going to be postmarked Pakistan."
How many more countries do we wanna add to our enemies list? The next attack will be "postmarked Pakistan"? Wasn't the last one postmarked Saudi Arabia? Pretty sure it was, and the Fascists aren't doing anything there except kissing the a- of King Abdullah.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
While Giuliani received only polite applause from the audience after his comments, Huckabee won several ovations.
The former Baptist preacher called legalized abortion a "holocaust."
"Sometimes we talk about why we're importing so many people in our work force," he said.
"It might be for the last 35 years, we have aborted more than a million people who would have been in our work force had we not had the holocaust of liberalized abortion under a flawed Supreme Court ruling in 1973."
I'm hesitant to even comment on this. The only person who I've heard bring up the Holocaust in this kind of screwed up manner...in the past I-don't-know-how-long...has been Ahmadinejad. Makes ya think...
WASHINGTON— Conservative Christian voters are unlikely to rally around a single Republican candidate, leaders of the movement said Friday at a conference intended in part to promote unity heading into the primary season.
"There is no one person head and shoulders above the rest," said Gary Bauer, head of American Values, at the Values Voter Summit his group co-sponsored.
All the GOP candidates were to speak at the conference, including the four leading contenders, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; Sen. John McCain of Arizona; and former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee.
Bauer said leaders of the main social conservative groups would meet at the end of the conference this weekend and would be released to endorse any candidate they want. Until now, those leaders have avoided explicit endorsement, hoping to settle on one candidate. But that effort, Bauer said, has been "like herding cats."
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, the lead sponsor of the event, declined to comment on the meeting but said he expected no one candidate to emerge from the conference, which features about 2,300 delegates.
Attendees and people who have signed up online will vote for their favorite presidential candidate during a straw poll Saturday afternoon.
McCain sought support by arguing that he was the only candidate who has been anti-abortion his entire public career.
"I know you might not always agree with me on every issue, but I hope you know I'm not going to con you," McCain said. Many conservatives dislike him because of the McCain-Feingold campaign-finance reform law that restricted advocacy by interest groups close to Election Day.
Thompson said in his first hour as president he would pray for wisdom.
Many conservative Christian leaders, including Perkins, say they will not back Giuliani, even if he wins the GOP nomination, because of his support for abortion rights. But polls show, and interviews of delegates confirm, that Giuliani has support among some conservative Christians. They like his strong stand against terrorism and would prefer any Republican to a Democrat.
"Giuliani on his worst day would be better than Hillary (Clinton) on her best day," said Burke Miller of Houston.
See a funny video clip at http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071020/VIDEO01/71020001. Why is Freddie not talking about social issues like he's supposed to? Why is he playing with his water?
Predicted an easy win for Tech and I'll stick to it. Hopefully I can say the same for the Gators!!! Anywho...what do you think...Joe McCarthy, FDR, Hitler...comparable? This is an old clip but always gives me a laugh.
To quote my Dad from his undergrad experience at Bama during the waning days of the Red Scare: "There are NO Communists in Tuscaloosa!!!"
I doubt these people live inside the Perimeter. Again, proof that I-285 shouldn't be just an interstate belt around Atlanta, but a wall to protect Atlantans from ignant Georgians.
I’ll be spending a large chunk of my birthday on a plane later today, but the opportunity to visit the Young America’s Foundation offices and the Reagan Ranch was well worth it. Quite a special treat. After speaking to students, staff, and local YAF supporters in Santa Barbara, I drove up to visit Rancho del Cielo with the kids and fellow lecturers. The ranch truly reflects the essence of the man–there’s a spirituality about it, infused with modesty, self-reliance, and purposefulness. In other words: Quintessentially American. Quintessentially Reagan.
A few fun tidbits: President Reagan laid the linoleum flooring in the tiny, 1,500-square-foot home himself. There’s no central heating; just two fireplaces warmed the house. Naturally, Reagan chopped the wood himself. The showerhead at the ranch’s modest bathroom is a replica of the Liberty Bell. A few deer, horses, and cattle still roam the acreage.
The visit was both inspiring and dispiriting–an infectious reminder of Reagan’s enduring greatness, strength, and character, but also a depressing reminder of how small, mediocre, and wanting our current crop of Republican presidential candidates (let alone the rest of the GOP leadership) seem by comparison.
Obviously Michelle has to pay tribute to the almighty Reagan, but I won't go there. I just love reading these ultra-Fascists admit that their candidates and leadership are idiots! I don't think that'll change much, Michelle!
Friday, October 19, 2007
Today, Congressman Marsha Blackburn moved to rein in the liberal Leadership's move to "slow motion socialism" by voting to sustain President Bush's veto of H.R. 976. Rep. Blackburn had the following statement after the House voted to sustain the veto 273 to 156.
"Everyone in Tennessee watched TennCare, Tennessee's attempt to institutionalize Hillary Clinton's plan for universal healthcare, inflict pain and pressure on our healthcare system. We observed first hand that expanded enrollments weakened eligibility requirements, which lead to access and affordability problems. I am therefore proud of my colleagues for sustaining the President's veto on H.R. 976, legislation that ignores the TennCare lessons, while spending billions of dollars to substitute private health insurance coverage with government-run healthcare coverage."
"I remain committed to working with my colleagues across the aisle to reauthorize the State Children's Health Insurance Program to protect underprivileged children who currently lack health insurance. However, I cannot support legislation that will expand the welfare state, provide government health care benefits to illegal immigrants, and irresponsibly draw-down the public purse."
The U.S. is a welfare state? The "liberal leadership" is leading the way to socialism? Marsha, do you see any fjords? The U.S. ain't no Norway.
FASCISM: "A form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion."
But can be stopped...
LIBERALISM: "A political or social philosophy advocating the freedom of the individual, parliamentary systems of government, nonviolent modification of political, social, or economic institutions to assure unrestricted development in all spheres of human endeavor, and governmental guarantees of individual rights and civil liberties."