Minnesota voter brain freeze
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
November 15, 2008

Minnesota voters are getting a loony reputation. They elected the loony Jesse Ventura because he promised them the rights of ballot initiative and referendum. Then he went back on his word, saying the people were not sophisticated enough to make important decisions. Now they might elect the loony Al Franken because they elected a biased loon as secretary of state. Maybe the bitter cold has given them brain freeze. Not good for Minnesota, and not good for the U.S. Senate's grip on America.

Published by The Daily Press - 11/06/08
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
November 5, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama, far left Democrats and the liberal media got their way. History was made on November 4, 2008. What's next? An independent voter's prediction: Unless Obama is able to overcome the powerful expectations of selfish interests and extremists in his efforts to create a positive legacy for himself and our country, which he undoubtedly wants, political rancor will prevail over common sense. Indeed, the down side will be one-party rule, even bigger government, and the experiment in socialist capitalism will be elevated beyond what our founders could have ever feared or imagined.

Taxing and spending will deepen the wounded economy. Our national security will be compromised, and state and local governments will go asunder. The betrayal of democracy will be realized. Voters will suffer much more than buyers' remorse, and they will attempt to exercise their own brand of change in coming elections. The question is, will it be too late?

USSA: Union of Socialist States America
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
November 2, 2008

While we cringe at how Russia and China have mixed the worst of capitalism and extremely limited democracy with socialism and communism, something like that is creeping up on us, only the other way around. How tragic can it be?

How media bias hurts us
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
November 3, 2008

Throughout our history, a constitutionally protected free press has been our ally and most valued source of information. Information that we must count on in our lives and to protect our freedom. However, when the media -- as we call it now -- abandons its objectivity and exercises social, political or economic partisanship or bias -- as it has done many times throughout history -- the media abdicates its responsibility to the people.

Obama's sale pitch
By Daniel. B, Jeffs, founder DDC
October 30, 2008

Barack Obama's prime time half hour sales pitch on the television networks was the best money could buy, staged and smooth as expected. Yet, like infomercials demonstrating vegetable slicers and dicers, they really don't perform as advertised. What was troubling to me was the tax break for working families sliding from $250,000 to $200,000. And, according to Joe Biden, lowered even more to $150,000. If you fall for it, that vote is going to cost you no matter how you look at it. Most people who pay taxes can expect to pay more.

Obama wants socialist capitalism
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
October 29, 2008

Most people, including Joe the Plumber and Tito the Builder, know that the tax system is a progressive, indexed tax system that punishes achievement. The more money you make, the higher your rate of taxation. Joe, Tito, and most people, object to Barack Obama's plan to raise the rates, redistribute the money people earned, and "spread the wealth around" to those who didn't. That's direct socialism.

For people who object to higher taxes, it's not just a matter of don't tax me. It's a matter of fairness, which would be to scrap the tax code and establish a consumption tax or a flat rate income tax. People who consume more or earn more money would still pay more taxes than those who consume less or earn less. And that's fair. Not socialist. If capitalism is punished by taxes, the economy and the people cannot live free or thrive.

If capitalism is used by socialism to compete in the world market place, that amounts to socialist capitalism, such as in Europe, Venezuela, Russia and China. That's what Democrats Obama, Pelosi and Reid are working for. And our government is clearly headed in that direction. Our votes matter more than we know.

Voter remorse - the communicable disease of socialism
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
October 28, 2008

If a majority of America's voters ignore the socialist causes of the economic meltdown -- The CRA, ACORN, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the Democrats in Congress who facilitated it -- along with the $trillion rescue of the mortgage/financial industry, they will certainly suffer painful voter remorse by the end of the next decade.



Published on on October 24, 2008

The perfect storm combining the vast expansion of government's role in the American economy, a looming Obama triumph and likely huge Democratic gains in Congress augur the most serious threat of the onset of socialism the United States has faced since the New Deal. But while it became obvious that FDR's goal was to save capitalism, not to replace it, it is by no means clear that Barack Obama is similarly inclined.

Chicken in every pot
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
October 28, 2008

It is obvious that both presidential candidates are practicing one of the oldest political ploys of trying to outdo each other by promising more chickens in voters' pots. And it is also obvious that neither of them would be able to fulfill those promises without driving taxpayers and the nation even deeper in debt, which is what caused the economic mess in the first place. Government's relentless socialist meddling in our business.

Political character assassination
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
October 26, 2008

It is deeply troubling that the level of political discourse in the 2008 presidential election has been reduced to little more than daily doses of character assassination.

Lest we forget, those who blindly attack the character and integrity of another, with half-truths, distortions, lies and innuendo, are those who suffer from the absence of character and integrity.

What's the partisan point? It's the meaningless lust for power, leaving voters to sift through the dirt. Surely, the American people have had enough of that, and grossly inept government. It's time for us to change.

Elect Obama and a full Congress of Democrats
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
October 25, 2008

Considering the ominous conditions that face America, such as the energy crisis, the failing economy, global warming, government deficits, and the threat of terrorism, the American people ought to make a deal with their elected representatives and officials.

Woeful intolerance by the Left against Joe and Sarah
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
October 23, 2008

The campaign for president has made it woefully clear that there is a hypocritical double standard of tolerance being exercised by Democrats and the Democrat-biased media on the political Left.

Times' endorsement of Obama - CNN ambush
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
October 24, 2008

The New York Times' endorsement of Barack Obama for president comes as no surprise, particularly when the so-called mainstream press has collectively endorsed Obama as their candidate. It is, however, deeply disturbing that the liberal press has actively campaigned for Obama throughout the election process. Indeed, with few exceptions, objective journalism and our public watch dogs have all but vanished, most replaced by ideology attack dogs.

Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy
Author: John Fund (Wall Street Journal)
Publisher: National Book Network


John Fund explores the real divide the country faces with the looming election. Through wary thoughts on voting integrity, he shows how eletions can be decided by the votes of dead people, illegal felon voters, and absentee voters that simply don't exist. If nothing is done to address the growing cynicism about vote counting, rest assured that another close presidential election that descends into bitter partisan wrangling is just around the corner.

Vilifying Joe and Sarah
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder
October 18, 2008

The disturbing manner in which Joe the plumber and Sarah the energy governor have been vilified by the liberal/far left media, the Obama campaign, hateful elites and other liberal political activists painfully demonstrates just how much contempt they have for ordinary people and the heart and soul of America.

Yet, they are either silent, gloss-over or defend former American terrorist and traitor, William Ayers who is a professor at the College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago. Never mind that what created Ayers was the same counter culture and revolutionary education that undermined real education and replaced it with socialist indoctrination that graduates functionally illiterate students from high school, and socialist activists from colleges and universities. Ayers not only teaches teacher students, he teaches them to promote radical activism, and he was assisted by Barack Obama in promoting education programs in Chicago schools to teach young students to be radical activists. Unfortunately, from kindergarten thru college, the education establishment is deeply infected by socialism.

Indeed, class warfare is definitely afoot among the Left against everyone and everything else in America. How arrogant and ungrateful is that? What is unconscionable and unforgiveable is what they have done to generations of our children, our government, our culture and our economy. Surely, after the Obama coronation -- and the corrosive results of 4 or 8 years of Democrats' presidential and congressional taxing, spending, playing voters for fools, and undermining the core of our country -- people will come to their common senses. Only then, can we hope to undo the self-inflicted damage and get on with our lives, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for ourselves and our posterity.

Vote No on California Proposition 10
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder
October 19, 2008

Proposition 10 is little more than a $5 billion bond to subsidize alternative energy, primarily T. Boone Picken's natural gas company, which funded Proposition 10. Coupled with Picken's massive TV ads, he aims to reap the benefits of taxpayer-funded rebates for natural gas vehicles and conversions.

The New Deal Jobs Myth
The candidates keep touting Depression-style public works programs. Why?
December 31, 2007

Is a public-sector job really as good as a job created in the private sector? I've been wondering about this a lot lately, in part because I just finished a book about the period of the first great American experiment in public job creation, the New Deal. Critics have written that I failed to appreciate the value of New Deal emergency jobs. But the quality of government-paid jobs is also relevant because of the Democratic presidential candidates' interest in that 1930s experiment.

To hear the candidates talk, a repeat of 1930s-scale government job creation is dangerously overdue. John Edwards has proposed that government take the lead in creating types of jobs--"green collar" and "stepping stone"--to serve the two goals of protecting the environment and giving lower earners new skills. Dennis Kucinich is calling for a new green version of FDR's Works Progress Administration.

Beware of the Democratic Party - and the Republicans for that matter
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
October 10, 2008

The politically presumptuous Democratic Party has made it painfully clear over the past few decades that the name and agenda of the Party have become contradictions in terms. The dominant left wing of the Party intends to turn the middle class into a giant government-dependent underclass controlled by socialist elites and one-party government. Sound familiar?

Anyone who doesn't understand that, need only watch what happens if naive voters buy-into the presumptuous Barack Obama seduction, put him into the White House, and a greater majority of Democrats in the Congress on November 4, 2008.

Naive voters are those who have been socially and politically indoctrinated by the "Government knows best" mantra of leftist education establishment and the elite news media. Indeed, the Republican Party has also been compromised by the creeping disease of big government.

C.S. Lewis once said that politicians "incessantly engage in legislation and devise new rules, schemes, services and bureaucracies that govern every corner of private life. Rulers become owners. We are less their subjects than their wards, pupils or domestic animals."

Hopefully, there will be enough uninfected, independent-thinking voters with sound judgment and common sense to prevent it. Turn the presumption around, and work for nonpartisan government -- of, by and for the people -- no more than we need. Otherwise, our Constitution and our unique experiment in American freedom and democracy will simply fade away....

Surely, politics in the United States have completely lost sight of the Constitution's intent, limiting government powers. Indeed, as Thomas Jefferson wisely said, "That government is best which governs least."

The debates are meaningless - We must save ourselves
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
October 7, 2008

As an independent voter, I have painfully come to realize that dishonest Democrats are infamous for pointing the finger at the other guys, when it is they who are guilty ones. Particularly, when it comes to the economic meltdown.

Taken together, the energy/oil crisis and the mortgage/financial meltdown are the direct result of Democrats obstructing the production of domestic oil, coal and natural gas resources, and their manipulation of failed mortgage giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which grossly infected Wall Street and the entire mortgage/financial industry.

President Bush and Senator McCain bear little to no responsibility for the ongoing collapse of our economy. Yet, the Democrat/media mantra continues to falsely blame them, Wall Street and Republicans for economic crimes that Democrats committed against the American people.

Indeed, the immense Democrat/complicit Republican-constructed government has become our greatest burden and, sadly, our most ardent adversary. Certainly, it is we voters who are now the only ones in a position to save ourselves, our economy and our society on November 4, 2008. If we don't, we will have only ourselves to blame.

Is ACORN a threat to the economy and democracy?
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
October 6, 2008

Because of recent media reports, as a concerned independent voter, I researched the ACORN organization and determined the following:

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) -- a radical activist organization founded during the tumultuous 1970's -- appears to have turned from a bad seed into a noxious weed, which was instrumental in fueling the mortgage/financial crisis, and which poses a disturbing threat to the 2008 presidential election and democracy in America.

For decades, the ACORN Housing Corporation (AHC) leveraged the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to practice intimidation and extortion against major banks and mortgage lenders to obtain donor money and agreements to provide home mortgages to unqualified buyers, including undocumented workers.

ACORN's tenacious national voter registration activities are wrought with voter fraud and intimidation, which appear to have infected democracy with similar voter fraud activities from other activists throughout the country, with one overriding goal. To get Barack Obama elected president at any cost, tantamount to stealing the election. Lest voters forget, Obama began his political career as a community organizer, and a trainer and lawyer for ACORN.

We need to amend the Constitution
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
October 5, 2008

Political blah, blah, blah, the left-wing education establishment and the liberal media simply don't have the answers any more. An economy on the verge of collapse, and the grossly-corrupted power struggle of the two-party system are about to turn into a one-party socialist government on November 4, 2008. If we, the people, are to survive the disenfranchisement, and moral and economic bankruptcy that is being imposed upon us, we had better get our act and our collective judgment together.

If you aren't concerned now, you soon will be, so why not consider this: We have no real power unless we amend our Constitution. Article V requires Congress to hold a constitutional convention to propose amendments, upon application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the states. We will have to make a lot of noise and put a lot of pressure on Congress and our state legislators, because for the better part of the last century, Congress has ignored over 567 applications from all 50 states. For detailed information visit, Friends of the Article V Convention at:

All political power is supposed to be inherent in the people, and I'm certain there are many good ideas for amendments. I would suggest an amendment to the Constitution that would provide us with direct democracy by means of voting networks connected to voters' homes. Voters would elect nonpartisan, well-compensated professional government managers -- instead of professional politicians -- to represent us. Voters would be truthfully and fully informed. And the voters would decide all matters of taxation and public policy. That is the solution...

Inside Obama's Acorn
By their fruits ye shall know them.

By Stanley Kurtz
National Review Online Contributing Editor
May 29, 2008

What if Barack Obama's most important radical connection has been hiding in plain sight all along? Obama has had an intimate and long-term association with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (Acorn), the largest radical group in America. If I told you Obama had close ties with or Code Pink, you'd know what I was talking about. Acorn is at least as radical as these better-known groups, arguably more so. Yet because Acorn works locally, in carefully selected urban areas, its national profile is lower. Acorn likes it that way. And so, I'd wager, does Barack Obama.

Palin will represent all of the people

Senator John McCain exercised presidential judgment and common sense when he selected Alaskan Governor, Sarah Palin as his candidate for vice-president. Palin represents the best of American ideals and competent representation in our democratic republic. Her stellar personal and political background is a genuine inspiration to our country's men, women, children and families. Most of all, Governor Palin demonstrates the character, integrity and proven confidence that she can handle the responsibility, including the office of president if necessary.

Sarah Palin, yes!
August 30, 2008
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC

Senator John McCain exercised presidential judgment and common sense when he selected Alaskan Governor, Sarah Palin as his candidate for vice-president. Palin represents the best of American ideals and competent representation in our democratic republic.

Time to change America
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
August 29, 2008

"It's time for a change" -- the most political-hackneyed phrase of all time -- is the corner stone of Barack Obama's campaign for president. Indeed, changing from the far left to the center to get elected is a political necessity to be all things to all people, as Bill Clinton did in 1992. Unfortunately, politicians exercise that deception to get elected, then do what they want, as most do in Washington. However, in this election voters may very well have a "Manchurian Candidate" to deal with.

The Obamarama has begun - The Immaculate Deception
By Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
August 25, 2008

Senator Biden's selection as the vice-presidential candidate adds years of liberal Washington elitism and condescending arrogance to Senator Obama's campaign. Biden's foreign policy experience simply cannot overcome what is sorely lacking in Obama's costly, unreasonable and irresponsible social, political, economic and energy policy pipe-dreams. Indeed, the Democratic National Convention removes all doubt that the Obamarama has begun. Surely, Obama's media-driven road to election day will pave the way to his Immaculate Deception.

Forums, no debates
Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
August 17, 2008

The open nonpartisan August 16, 2008 Lake Forrest Saddleback Church forum, posing the same questions to presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain individually, is a much better format than previous presidential debates.

John Edwards - political poster boy
Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
August 11, 2008

John Edwards blamed his indiscretions on his political rise from being a young senator to becoming a national public figure. All of which fed his self-focus, egotism, and narcissism that led him to believe that he was invincible and could do anything without consequences.

Edwards is absolutely correct. And that's exactly what a slick lawyer would say as an excusable defense to a jury. What he conveniently left out was "arrogance" and "personal power," which is the shameless affliction corrupting America's celebrity/political culture.

There is only one way for the people who pay the toll and the tax to turn that around. Ignore them, make them pay, and/or vote them out.

Obama's stupid idea
Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
August 6, 2008

Barack Obama's proposal to tax oil companies to give people a thousand dollars is a stupid, pandering idea. The oil industry paid more in taxes than they made in after-tax profits, to the tune of $19 billion, over the past four years.

Most people's retirement systems and accounts are invested in the oil and energy industries, who need incentives, not obstruction and punishment, to develop our own energy.

Obama and the Democrats should get off their backs and focus on making us energy independent with domestic resources. That will reduce our energy costs, our cost of living, and increase our national security.

Taxing oil companies raises the price of gas, just like taxing tobacco companies raised the price of cigarettes. Jimmy Carter already made that mistake. What don't they understand about that?

Is Obama the Left's "Manchurian Candidate"?
Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
July 2, 2008

Even though continuous questions arise about who Barack Obama really is, the polished orator continues his popularity rise in the eyes of the news media and the majority of American voters.

2008 presidential elections - new declaration of independence
Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
July 3, 2008

The 2008 presidential elections will make it painfully clear to the American people that we need a new declaration of independence. Indeed, with a dose of common sense, if we can simply analyze what has happened to our country, and why we have devolved into a self-destructive, superficial society of selfish interests and extremes, we will make some serious decisions about our future.

Gramm is correct - McCain is uncharacteristically timid
Daniel B. Jeffs, founder DDC
July 11, 2008

Former senator Phil Gramm's explanation of his "nation of whiners" and "mental recession" comments are correct. Indeed, the political and news media Left comprise the dominant view of negative indoctrination cast upon the public at large regardless of truth and fact, while objectivity is cast aside.

America's Dilemma and the 2008 Presidential Election

Regardless of who wins the 2008 presidential election, we will be in deeper trouble than we were before. The initial question is, to what degree? If Senator McCain wins, the Congress will be controlled by more Democrat socialists. If Senator Obama wins, socialist control will be even greater. Either way, the American way of life will be substantially diminished and more freedoms will be lost.

THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION and what follows will make it painfully clear that freedom and democracy in America are uncertain. Our future is at risk.

First, America has not had a highly qualified president or candidate for president since Ronald Reagan. As governor, Reagan put California back on its feet, then as president he put America back on its feet and won the Cold War. Unfortunately, since Reagan, the people of California and America have had the rugs pulled out from under them by inept, ambitious governors, presidents and legislators who placed personal power ahead of their responsibility to the people.


Since the Democratic Party took control of Congress, the word Democrat has become an oxymoron, and the Party has placed our democratic republic in crisis. If Democrats get their way against the best interests of the people, they will lay out the welcome mat to terrorists, predators and parasites, pull the rug out from under our necessary efforts in Iraq, raise taxes, increase suffocating regulations, and extend government control over our lives.

American voters don't get it!

Poll ratings for Congress' performance have been low for decades and continue to decline, yet American voters continue to elect representatives to self-corrupting bad government. Voters simply don't get it! Good government is no more government than we need, yet voters allow it to keep growing, unabated. Indeed, voters allow government to increase its socialist bureaucratic stranglehold on our lives and our liberty, while big government zealots seize more and more control.