"When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe." … Frederic Bastiat

Evil talks about tolerance only when it’s weak. When it gains the upper hand, its vanity always requires the destruction of the good and the innocent, because the example of good and innocent lives is an ongoing witness against it. So it always has been. So it always will be. And America has no special immunity to becoming an enemy of its own founding beliefs about human freedom, human dignity, the limited power of the state, and the sovereignty of God. – Archbishop Chaput


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Quiet Day in Silver

Not much in the way of upside for Silver in today's session but not much to the downside either before dip buyers came in. The action is suggesting more of a pause in a market that is attempting to gather enough force to take out the overhead barrier. You can see that level marked on the chart as RESISTANCE.

Bears will be in trouble if this level gives way and especially if the 50 day moving average gives way.

Downside support lies first at this week's low near the $31 level followed by the 200 day moving average near $30.65

RSI is tracking sideways but remains above the previous peak, a friendly development.

Well Done Governor Perry

Statement by Gov. Perry on President Obama’s Executive Actions

Wednesday, January 16, 2013  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release
Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding President Obama's executive actions:
"The Vice President's committee was appointed in response to the tragedy at Newtown, but very few of his recommendations have anything to do with what happened there.

"Guns require a finger to pull the trigger. The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons and no gun law could have saved the children in Sandy Hook Elementary from his terror.

"There is evil prowling in the world - it shows up in our movies, video games and online fascinations, and finds its way into vulnerable hearts and minds. As a free people, let us choose what kind of people we will be. Laws, the only redoubt of secularism, will not suffice. Let us all return to our places of worship and pray for help. Above all, let us pray for our children.

"In fact, the piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media, to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me, personally. The second amendment to the Constitution is a basic right of free people and cannot be nor will it be abridged by the executive power of this or any other president."


It All Begins in the Public Education System

If you want to know why or how this nation can have raised a generation that is so appalling ignorant of its own system of government, a system of checks and balances designed to prevent any one individual or institution from lording it over the people, please read the following quotation.

"[A]bout a hundred years ago, Professor John Dewey of Columbia University came up with a very different conception of education -- one that has spread through American schools of education, and even influenced education in countries overseas. John Dewey saw the role of the teacher, not as a transmitter of a society's culture to the young, but as an agent of change -- someone strategically placed, with an opportunity to condition students to want a different kind of society. A century later, we are seeing schools across America indoctrinating students to believe in all sorts of politically correct notions. The history that is taught in too many of our schools is a history that emphasizes everything that has gone bad, or can be made to look bad, in America -- and that gives little, if any, attention to the great achievements of this country." --economist Thomas Sowell

Let's take what any citizen/patriot understands - the United States is NOT A DEMOCRACY. It never has been nor should it ever become one. The Founding Fathers despised democracy which they regarded as nothing but RULE BY THE MOB. Being the students of history that they were, they had learned the lessons of the city states of ancient Greece and were thus determined to prevent such a system of government from developing here in the new nation that they were constructing.

As I mentioned in a previous post - one of the fears of the Founders was the TYRANNY OF THE MAJORITY. That is why they gave us a system of checks and balances and a separation of powers within a REPUBLIC, based on a system of FEDERALISM - The fact that this is not widely understood nowadays is a testimony to the ignorance of this generation.

Here is the pertinent clause in the US Constitution:

Article IV, Section 4
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

Note well - it does not guarantee the States a DEMOCRATIC Form of Government.

It many cases it is not the fault of the teachers but rather the school boards and the administrators which dictate what can and cannot be taught in the classroom. Based on what we see in today's society, the teachers' unions, school boards and administrators have raised a generation of dupes. If we want to take back our nation from the grip of those on the left who would impose their version of utopia upon the rest of us, then we had better start looking at what we allow our children to be taught and even more importantly, make the time to get involved in their education.

They are our children and the future of our nation; not wards of the state to be indoctrinated against our own values and traditions.