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Categories: Politics, Protests, Tea Party, Unions Posted by Jefferson Adams on 2/27/2011 5:36 PM | Comments (0)
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"I'll make you suffer" a union supporter screams into the camera as he foams at the mouth. He's clearly so angry that his red faced rage leaves him stuttering for words.

 

Tags: , , | Categories: Politics Posted by Jefferson Adams on 2/23/2011 7:47 PM | Comments (0)
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Video of a union member protesting outside of Freedom Works strikes a DC intern.

 

 

Remember this from last year?
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UPDATE:  Huge thanks to one of our newest contributors Joel Wood for getting a translation and insight on this. 

Here is what Joel, who is former Marine Recon and did two tours in Iraq sent me based on his sources: 

"Right on cue, my second source interpreted it as "Go/leave Walker" which by itself makes sense and should not be surprising but, the language and phraseology is the same as has been used with protests in Egypt/Libya with Mubarak/Gaddafi et alia, which he found "interesting.""

 

Another friend Melissa Ortiz, who spent time living in Israel ask her friends for input on it and got this response:

"According to my lifelong friend, Grace Hermiz, it means "move on, you trickster". She didn't elaborate, but I can tell you from living in that part of the world that it is a slap in the face similar to having a shoe thrown at you."


Perhaps Paul Ryan was more correct than he knew when he said "Cairo has come to Madison."  As my previous post explained, there are many important congruences beween Marxists and Islamists and we must be vigilant when we see examples, of this phenomon whether it is a Code Pink sign written in English in Cairo held by a American woman, or a "Leave Walker" sign written in Arabic held my a Muslim man in Madison. This is not a coincidence.  As protests spread to other states, watch for similar signs in other state capitals. 

 

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These two images were taken tonight from AC360's B-Roll of the Wisconsin Pro-Union Protests in Madison. This went by very quickly, and was not mentioned at all on air but I happened to notice it.  I ran it back, stopped it and took these images.  I normally don't watch CNN so this is quite the happenstance. 

The guy in this image is holding a sign in Arabic in the middle of sea of English protest signs.  He is clearly turning toward the camera to make sure his sign is seen, but unlike the others he makes sure, that the sign hides his face so he is not recognized. 

 

I am working on getting a translation of the text, but I am willing to bet it is not about union benefits or collective bargining. 

 

If you can help with the translation, please let me know.  When I get one, I will update this entry. 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 


Tags: , , , , | Categories: Politics Posted by Scott Boston on 2/22/2011 2:13 AM | Comments (0)
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Many when watching their televisions might wonder why self professed marxists and islamists would be working together in the middle east right now.  The answer is Postmodernism and the ideas it has once more brought to prominence.  I say once more, because the origin of Postmodern thought has its roots in the Medieval.  It is my hope that by the end of this blog piece you should understand why this is so, and the implicatons that this has for our country and world. 

 

Often shortened in non-academic circles to "moral relivatism"  or the everpresent call for "tolerence" or "political correctness" in our society, Postmodern thought has vast implications and in many important ways is not a progressing past modernity, but a return to that which came before, the medieval.  Consider two related topics, Power and Sovergnity. During the Medieval period a political Kingdom was determined by the area over which a certian individual, the monarch, or Soverign, could assert his Power.  The borders of this realm were changing and often disputed.  If a King died and one came to power who was less able to exert thier authority, they could be overrun, and portions of their Kingdom could be lost.  In absolute monarchies, the King was the State, and the Law.  There were also groups that had immense power but no soverignty, such as the  Cathoic Clergy, Templars, Jesuits, Guilds etc.  The tranistion from he medieval to the moden has been one in which all power which was held in one individual, the Soverign, became distributed to the people.  This is the tranistion from subject to citizen, and our Revolution was the first time in history that a free people broke with their colonial power and established a Nation State.  The rise of the soverign individual, and the Nation State are two of two of the hallmarks of modernity. This implies a rule of Law not of Men, and a community of nations which recognize each others borders and territorital integrity. 

 

Postmodern thought developed as a way of pushing back against many of the pilliars on which modernity was based.  In some ways it was beneficial, as it has allowed for the development of a whole range of areas of study.  In the langauge of academia the question is one of privledge.  If Man is privledged we should study Women, if the USA is privledged we should other countries, if Christianity is privledged, we should study Islam.  Sound familiar? Barack Obama is our first Post-Modern Presedent. 


"But wait" you say, "I thought he was a Marxist?" Well he is, of sorts, he is a Neo-Marxist.  A Neo-Marxist, mixes Postmodern and Marxist thought.  Many die hard Marxists hate postmodern thought because there is no real political agency possible within it, because nothing is allowed to be privledged over anything else.  A true Marxist is not a relitavist, they believe in one true goal, a utopian workers state. However, the thing that is most under attack in postmodernism is the individual itself, the hallmark of modernity.  If you decenter the individual, then what gets privledged is the group or collective, and here you can see why it can be mixed with great effectiveness with Marxism.  Neo-Marxists use this as a form of intellectual jijitsu to throw off the power of those they oppose and then advocate for thier Marxist postitions in the process. 

 

So Modernity developed out of a desire to push back against Medivalism and Postmodernism developed out of a desire to push back against Modernity.  As a result Postmodernism and Medievalism share MANY of the same characterics of belief, and they should, because many of the first Postmodern theorists, were trained as Medival scholars.  This is why there is a link between, Neo-Marxists and Islamists whom we could call Neo-Medieval.  They both believe in similar things, although one wants a secular socialistic state and the other wants a theocratic authoritarian regime.  They both use the UN to get around borders and soverignity of the nation state and they see the individual as part of a collective, not soverign unto themselves.  We see the rise of NGOs and Orginizations with immense Power, but not Soverignity such as The Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Quaeda, Hezbollah and Hammas, the  the UN, IAEA, World Bank, The Fed, Mexican Drug Cartels.  All these groups have NO Sovergnity, but have immense power. There is even an entire school of internalnational relations theory called Neo-Medivalism that influenced the way the Bush Administraton dealt with enemy combatants and persued the War on Terror.

 

This is why we need to worry about the interaction of the Marxists and the Islamists.  Right now both are using the same jujitsu move to get one over on those that oppose them.  Once they get done fighting their common enemy then they will turn on each other, and a that point I fear the Medieval beats the Modern every time. We must be viligant to see how these synergies are occuring understand why they are so powerful.  It goes far beyond "tolerance" or "moral relavitism" we are giving up on modernity itself, the sovergnity of the individual, and returning ourselves to a medieval mindset.  It is no wonder then that we feel like we need to assert the same rights our Founders did, as we are fighting against the same ideology as they did, only in a different guise. 

If you feel the threat you are facing is exestiential, you are right, it is. Failure is not an option.  I know we will prevail, if we understand how we are being attacked and why. 


Tags: | Categories: Economy, Education, Politics Posted by Jefferson Adams on 2/20/2011 11:49 AM | Comments (0)
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Looks like Louisiana republicans will have control of the Senate for the first time since reconstruction! Theres a republican Gov and House as well. Whos ready to move to Louisiana? It has the strongest economy, drill for natural gas and oil, the movie industry generated 1.5 billion for the state in 2010, its now considered at the top in regards to government transparency. There is so much great about this state.

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Categories: Entertainment, Government, Politics Posted by Ralph Benko on 9/22/2010 1:53 AM | Comments (0)
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From:  The President of the United States

To:  Secretary of the Treasury Geithner
Secretary of Defense Gates
Secretary of the Interior Salazar
Secretary of Labor Solis
Attorney General Holder

Dated:  September 7, 2010

Re:       Buggy Whip Manufacturing

Gentlemen (and Lady), it has come to my attention (websurfing on my Blackberry during these interminable staff meetings and out on the links when the rest of my foursomes are teeing off) that there is only one buggy whip manufacturer remaining in the United States of America today: Westfield Whip Manufacturing Company of Westfield, Massachusetts.

This raises a number of troubling implications and interesting opportunities for this Administration.

Tim, my faithful Treasury Secretary, I direct you to engineer a bailout for Westfield Whip immediately.  Please do not let the mere fact that they claim to be solvent deter this.  By virtue of the fact that Westfield is the last surviving member of a once-flourishing industry it is ipso facto “at risk.”

Whatever took down the buggy whip industry as a whole — some of the best minds at Harvard are still debating the cause, something about some sinister guy named “Schumpeter” — may still be lurking out there.  We courageously refused to let healthy banks such as the multi-billion dollar BB&T opt out of the TARP funding.  We got them to reconsider their protest that “their business and balance sheets were perfectly OK and they didn’t need the money” by making very credible menacing noises about burying them in audits by the Comptroller of the Currency.  And we brought to bear the suasion of other regulatory agencies with bureaucratic life-or-death power …  which most people (myself included) had never even heard of until you, Tim, yourself previously (and, come to think of it, still) a lifelong bureaucrat, so kindly pointed out to me.

So … how very clever of me! There are some who say that customers, in a free market, best determine what companies should rise and fall based upon the quality of their products and services, the competitiveness of their prices, and the demand for their goods and services.  That implies that mere businesspeople (not to mention customers — some of whom, I have just learned, shop at tacky places like Walmart and Costco!  Can you believe it?) have better judgment than I, the President of the United States.  How weird is the worldview to which right wingers, tea partiers, and so many little people in the “flyover states” so bitterly cling!  Obviously, I, as President, know better than such as these.  About, well, everything.

Robert, my bipartisan Defense Secretary, I direct you immediately to nationalize Westfield Whip as “critical national security infrastructure.”  There are some who say that buggywhips have no place in modern warfare.  I, let me be clear, know better.  (It is obvious that I know best to all but the most feeble minded tea party types who are failing in their civic duty to listen to NPR instead of those strange fellows Limbaugh and Beck.  I, after all, am the President.  Nobody else is.  QED.  Duh!)

To paraphrase Teddy Kennedy, paraphrasing Bobby Kennedy, paraphrasing George Bernard Shaw, “Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that used to be and say why not?” (Note to my “small s” secretary Katie Johnson:  this is brilliant of me.  Get it over to Gibbs immediately and have him get it around to those piranha in the mainstream media who have stopped swooning at my every cliché.  This may remind them how astute and witty truly I am.)

As late as WWII, The German and the Soviet armies used horses until the end of the war for transportation of troops and supplies. The German Army, strapped for motorised transport because its factories were needed to produce tanks and aircraft, used around 2.75 million horses—more than it had used in World War I. One German infantry division in Normandy in 1944 had 5,000.

Since our secret program to convert most of GM and Chrysler (we still own them, right Tim?) to manufacturing Predators for Afghanistan to keep the Right quiet and Windmills for whoever we can unload them to keep MoveOn quiet is moving forward handsomely, it is by no means out of the question that the United States Army, like the German Army before it, may find itself “strapped for motorized transport.”

I, the President of the United States, having foreseen this distinct possibility in that nice, “no drama Obama but visionary way” of mine, am directing you to position the United States against the possibility of militarily essential buggy whips.  Take whatever steps are deemed expedient to nationalize Westfield Whip.  Mothball it and store it, if need be, next to the Ark of the Covenant over there in the warehouse of the national archives.  But do it.

Secretary Salazar, it has come to my attention that Westfield Whip’s factory is the same building in which it has been manufacturing whips since 1887.    Because it is so old, or something, it has been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.  I, lo the President of the United States, find it deeply troubling that actual commercial activity is permitted in a property listed on an actual U.S. National Register.  Commercial activity is so… déclassé.  A necessary evil at best.  To associate the prestige of the United States Government with a mere factory?  Unthinkable.  Shut down its operations immediately.  Quietly let them outsource the manufacturing to Taiwan, if necessary, but … let’s play dumb on that.

Secretary Solis, as Secretary of Labor were you aware that Westfield Whip employs literally dozens, maybe scores, of people?  Given your poor performance in reducing unemployment, let me, the President, given that I am smarter than everyone including, therefore, you, provide guidance here.  Please immediately force Westfield Whip to accept some expansion loans from the Small Business Administration to double their workforce, then put out a press release.  (Katie, send a note to my Secretary of Commerce, what’s his name again?  Oh yes.  Gary something.  Gary Locke?  Clever of me to remember.  Telling him I, the President, approved this.)  This could rapidly generate dozens or even scores of new jobs.  Hilda?  I really expect my secretary of labor to be more proactive in creating jobs.  Can’t you get more power over to the Unions?  That surely will help create more jobs.  Because union members have jobs, don’t you see?  And while you are at it, get the Bureau of Labor Statistics to count those jobs in Taiwan which we created but shutting down the factory into their employment numbers.  Fair’s fair.

I don’t have to time to think of everything without severely cutting in to my golfing schedule.   So get this handled. Stat.  The press is beginning to notice the higher-than-predicted level of unemployment you know.

Mr. Attorney General, it hardly will have escaped your notice that, as the only remaining Buggy Whip factory in America, Westfield Whip is ipso facto (!) a monopoly, which is defined at dictionary.com, sixth entry, as “the market condition that exists when there is only one seller.”   Why does it always fall to me, the President, to have to notice and point these things out?

So, Eric, it has been disappointingly lax of you not to already have commenced antitrust action against Westfield Whip.  Your neglect has allowed them to engage in such monopolistic practices as not selling their products at retail, forcing the public to go through capitalistic parasites such as “distributors” and “retailers.”  Get with it people!  This is the 21st century.  If you can’t buy it on the Web, it might as well not exist.  So Eric, please give your assistant attorney general for antitrust a good hard prompt.  Tell her to stop messing around with Google and other marginal players and bear down on breaking up Westfield Whip.  Do whatever it takes to prevent it from using its chokehold on America to engage in noxious profit-making practices.

I expect you, my cabinet, to be more proactive and to get this country moving!  We can only blame things on the prior administration for about so long. (Note to self: This job seriously is beginning to detract from my golf time.  Katie?  Would you rev up Air Force One and call up the usual suspects?  I have always been keen to try out the links at St. Andrews, in Scotland, where some say golf was invented.  Get Rahm to come up with some kind of fact-finding mission to justify.  Maybe a ceremonial visit to the Stone of Scone, on which most British monarchs have been crowned since the 14th century.  Maybe the Brits, or Scots, or whoever owns it now, will let me sit on it as a photo op?  Surely something can be arranged.  (If some suasion is needed, Gates, you are authorized to go to DEFCON 3 … but no higher without consulting me first.)

To recap your marching orders:  Tim: bail it out.  Robert:  nationalize it.  Ken, shut down its factory operations.  Hilda, use it as a poster child for creating jobs.  Eric, break it up.  I expect to see results by the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Cabinet.   And remember.  I am the President of the United States and, thus, smarter than all of you combined.

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Ralph Benko, author of The Websters’ Dictionary: How to use the Web to Transform the World, available as a free download from www.thewebstersdictionary.com is a member of the Tea Party Patriots.  And a satirist.


 

Categories: Entertainment, Government, Politics Posted by Ralph Benko on 9/22/2010 1:53 AM | Comments (0)
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From:  The President of the United States

To:  Secretary of the Treasury Geithner
Secretary of Defense Gates
Secretary of the Interior Salazar
Secretary of Labor Solis
Attorney General Holder

Dated:  September 7, 2010

Re:       Buggy Whip Manufacturing

Gentlemen (and Lady), it has come to my attention (websurfing on my Blackberry during these interminable staff meetings and out on the links when the rest of my foursomes are teeing off) that there is only one buggy whip manufacturer remaining in the United States of America today: Westfield Whip Manufacturing Company of Westfield, Massachusetts.

This raises a number of troubling implications and interesting opportunities for this Administration.

Tim, my faithful Treasury Secretary, I direct you to engineer a bailout for Westfield Whip immediately.  Please do not let the mere fact that they claim to be solvent deter this.  By virtue of the fact that Westfield is the last surviving member of a once-flourishing industry it is ipso facto “at risk.”

Whatever took down the buggy whip industry as a whole — some of the best minds at Harvard are still debating the cause, something about some sinister guy named “Schumpeter” — may still be lurking out there.  We courageously refused to let healthy banks such as the multi-billion dollar BB&T opt out of the TARP funding.  We got them to reconsider their protest that “their business and balance sheets were perfectly OK and they didn’t need the money” by making very credible menacing noises about burying them in audits by the Comptroller of the Currency.  And we brought to bear the suasion of other regulatory agencies with bureaucratic life-or-death power …  which most people (myself included) had never even heard of until you, Tim, yourself previously (and, come to think of it, still) a lifelong bureaucrat, so kindly pointed out to me.

So … how very clever of me! There are some who say that customers, in a free market, best determine what companies should rise and fall based upon the quality of their products and services, the competitiveness of their prices, and the demand for their goods and services.  That implies that mere businesspeople (not to mention customers — some of whom, I have just learned, shop at tacky places like Walmart and Costco!  Can you believe it?) have better judgment than I, the President of the United States.  How weird is the worldview to which right wingers, tea partiers, and so many little people in the “flyover states” so bitterly cling!  Obviously, I, as President, know better than such as these.  About, well, everything.

Robert, my bipartisan Defense Secretary, I direct you immediately to nationalize Westfield Whip as “critical national security infrastructure.”  There are some who say that buggywhips have no place in modern warfare.  I, let me be clear, know better.  (It is obvious that I know best to all but the most feeble minded tea party types who are failing in their civic duty to listen to NPR instead of those strange fellows Limbaugh and Beck.  I, after all, am the President.  Nobody else is.  QED.  Duh!)

To paraphrase Teddy Kennedy, paraphrasing Bobby Kennedy, paraphrasing George Bernard Shaw, “Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that used to be and say why not?” (Note to my “small s” secretary Katie Johnson:  this is brilliant of me.  Get it over to Gibbs immediately and have him get it around to those piranha in the mainstream media who have stopped swooning at my every cliché.  This may remind them how astute and witty truly I am.)

As late as WWII, The German and the Soviet armies used horses until the end of the war for transportation of troops and supplies. The German Army, strapped for motorised transport because its factories were needed to produce tanks and aircraft, used around 2.75 million horses—more than it had used in World War I. One German infantry division in Normandy in 1944 had 5,000.

Since our secret program to convert most of GM and Chrysler (we still own them, right Tim?) to manufacturing Predators for Afghanistan to keep the Right quiet and Windmills for whoever we can unload them to keep MoveOn quiet is moving forward handsomely, it is by no means out of the question that the United States Army, like the German Army before it, may find itself “strapped for motorized transport.”

I, the President of the United States, having foreseen this distinct possibility in that nice, “no drama Obama but visionary way” of mine, am directing you to position the United States against the possibility of militarily essential buggy whips.  Take whatever steps are deemed expedient to nationalize Westfield Whip.  Mothball it and store it, if need be, next to the Ark of the Covenant over there in the warehouse of the national archives.  But do it.

Secretary Salazar, it has come to my attention that Westfield Whip’s factory is the same building in which it has been manufacturing whips since 1887.    Because it is so old, or something, it has been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.  I, lo the President of the United States, find it deeply troubling that actual commercial activity is permitted in a property listed on an actual U.S. National Register.  Commercial activity is so… déclassé.  A necessary evil at best.  To associate the prestige of the United States Government with a mere factory?  Unthinkable.  Shut down its operations immediately.  Quietly let them outsource the manufacturing to Taiwan, if necessary, but … let’s play dumb on that.

Secretary Solis, as Secretary of Labor were you aware that Westfield Whip employs literally dozens, maybe scores, of people?  Given your poor performance in reducing unemployment, let me, the President, given that I am smarter than everyone including, therefore, you, provide guidance here.  Please immediately force Westfield Whip to accept some expansion loans from the Small Business Administration to double their workforce, then put out a press release.  (Katie, send a note to my Secretary of Commerce, what’s his name again?  Oh yes.  Gary something.  Gary Locke?  Clever of me to remember.  Telling him I, the President, approved this.)  This could rapidly generate dozens or even scores of new jobs.  Hilda?  I really expect my secretary of labor to be more proactive in creating jobs.  Can’t you get more power over to the Unions?  That surely will help create more jobs.  Because union members have jobs, don’t you see?  And while you are at it, get the Bureau of Labor Statistics to count those jobs in Taiwan which we created but shutting down the factory into their employment numbers.  Fair’s fair.

I don’t have to time to think of everything without severely cutting in to my golfing schedule.   So get this handled. Stat.  The press is beginning to notice the higher-than-predicted level of unemployment you know.

Mr. Attorney General, it hardly will have escaped your notice that, as the only remaining Buggy Whip factory in America, Westfield Whip is ipso facto (!) a monopoly, which is defined at dictionary.com, sixth entry, as “the market condition that exists when there is only one seller.”   Why does it always fall to me, the President, to have to notice and point these things out?

So, Eric, it has been disappointingly lax of you not to already have commenced antitrust action against Westfield Whip.  Your neglect has allowed them to engage in such monopolistic practices as not selling their products at retail, forcing the public to go through capitalistic parasites such as “distributors” and “retailers.”  Get with it people!  This is the 21st century.  If you can’t buy it on the Web, it might as well not exist.  So Eric, please give your assistant attorney general for antitrust a good hard prompt.  Tell her to stop messing around with Google and other marginal players and bear down on breaking up Westfield Whip.  Do whatever it takes to prevent it from using its chokehold on America to engage in noxious profit-making practices.

I expect you, my cabinet, to be more proactive and to get this country moving!  We can only blame things on the prior administration for about so long. (Note to self: This job seriously is beginning to detract from my golf time.  Katie?  Would you rev up Air Force One and call up the usual suspects?  I have always been keen to try out the links at St. Andrews, in Scotland, where some say golf was invented.  Get Rahm to come up with some kind of fact-finding mission to justify.  Maybe a ceremonial visit to the Stone of Scone, on which most British monarchs have been crowned since the 14th century.  Maybe the Brits, or Scots, or whoever owns it now, will let me sit on it as a photo op?  Surely something can be arranged.  (If some suasion is needed, Gates, you are authorized to go to DEFCON 3 … but no higher without consulting me first.)

To recap your marching orders:  Tim: bail it out.  Robert:  nationalize it.  Ken, shut down its factory operations.  Hilda, use it as a poster child for creating jobs.  Eric, break it up.  I expect to see results by the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Cabinet.   And remember.  I am the President of the United States and, thus, smarter than all of you combined.

-

Ralph Benko, author of The Websters’ Dictionary: How to use the Web to Transform the World, available as a free download from www.thewebstersdictionary.com is a member of the Tea Party Patriots.  And a satirist.


Categories: Government, Politics Posted by Ralph Benko on 9/21/2010 9:15 PM | Comments (0)
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By: Ralph Benko 

Op-Ed Contributor
September 14, 2010

Tonight is celebrated an event of symbolic political, social and cultural significance. It is summed up with the phrase, "Death to bad government" and the event is the Grito de Dolores ("The Cry of Dolores," named for a small town in Mexico).

The Grito de Dolores is the July 4th of Mexico: the celebration of their fight for independence from their own colonial power, Spain. Its rallying cry is "Death to Bad Government," the tone of it has similarities with that of our Tea Parties, and conservatives well might embrace it.

On Sept. 15, 1810, just before midnight, Father Miguel Hidalgo ordered the bells of his church to be rung to summon his congregation and said:

My children: a new dispensation comes to us today. Will you receive it? Will you free yourselves? Will you recover the lands stolen three hundred years ago from your forefathers by the hated Spaniards? We must act at once.... Will you defend your religion and your rights as true patriots? Long live our Lady of Guadalupe! Death to bad government!

So 2010 is the Grito's 200th anniversary. Among Mexicans, it is "an almost mythic event." The Grito is redolent of America's "revolutionary" values, values that reside inside America's DNA and in the human core.

The Declaration of Independence and the Grito are rooted in the same ground: Dignity.

The Grito represents an opportunity for conservatives and Tea Partiers to celebrate the values we share with Hispanics. Tonight, on the eve of the Grito, half a million people will gather in the plaza outside the presidential palace of Mexico; millions more will rally throughout Mexico and many thousands here. Church bells will echo across the continent. Let us recognize and celebrate those who will "defend your religion and your rights as true patriots."

The swelling Hispanic population here is a gift to conservatives and to the United States. Hispanic values are core American, and conservative, values, including pro life, traditional marriage, family and community minded, hard working, entrepreneurial, respectful of property rights, religious and deeply patriotic.

More Hispanics than any other defined ethnic group have received the congressional Medal of Honor at the risk of their own life above and beyond the call of duty in action against an enemy of the United States. Real conservatives say: Mi casa, su casa.

Bewildered by the moral hazard created by America's long non-enforcement of its immigration laws, some conservatives have been slow to recognize how potent a cultural, social, economic and potentially political force for bringing the United States back to its moral and free-market roots is our growing Hispanic population.

Once conservatives come to terms with adding a redemptive step so that illegal aliens, if otherwise of good character, can earn their way to citizenship (very different from "amnesty"), it will be our privilege to welcome them into leadership of our councils.

The Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles (whose umbrella group, American Principles in Action, I advise) is demonstrating how Hispanics will support conservatives by promoting, within California's Latino communities, the candidacy of Carly Fiorina to the United States Senate.

Pro-life, pro-marriage, pro-limited government, Fiorina exemplifies Latino as well as conservative values. Sen. Barbara Boxer, the incumbent California Democrat, does not. If Hispanics recognize Carly as their own, they will provide her with the victory margin.

The millions of Hispanics in America make up an invisible conservative electoral El Dorado, "City of Gold," enriching American society. They are "imprisoned lighting" that can, once unleashed, help restore America to greatness.

Tonight no conservative should hesitate to ring a bell for the Grito de Dolores and for Father Hidalgo's cry of "Death to bad government."

Examiner contributor Ralph Benko is author of "The Webster's Dictionary: How to use the web to transform the world." He is also an adviser to the American Principles Project.