Monday, July 20, 2015

Sorry Black Folks, You’re Not Equal!

From the TV Mini-series "Roots"
Somebody has to say it and that somebody is me, you Black folks in America are far from equal, time to admit it.

Now, before you come and burn my house down or have the thought Police imprison me for not holding on to “pure thoughts” that please Liberals, indulge me for a few minutes and I’ll show you just how unequal Black conservative people in the United States are today, 50 years past the Civil Rights bill passing into law.

Us White folks have the freedom to formulate, hold and express our own personal thoughts, even though our conservative views are attacked or belittled by Liberals. Still, even though suffering ridicule for deviating from the preferred thought, we can be safe physically in speaking what we feel and believe, even if labeled “racist” for opposing Obama’s Liberal policies.

Black Liberals are also assured of safety for following the train passed down from on high through the NAACP, New Black Panthers and Democrat Party of today.

And that is where the equality ends for any Black person that has conservative views and dares to speak them, especially if in defense of Southern Heritage or the Confederacy.

You see, in order to be truly equal one must have the security of forming, holding and expressing their own individual values and views without fear of repercussion or physical assault.

Black conservatives are not afforded that security as seen time and again when they dare speak their views in public, they are either physically assaulted or personally insulted, called Uncle Toms, Sell Outs, House Negroes, Oreo’s and more.

And that comes from other Blacks and even White Liberals who repeatedly claim to be accepting and tolerant of other views, but astonished to find out there really are differing views and it is a Black person daring to speak them.

Most recently we see down in Mississippi where after attending a pro-Confederate flag rally in Alabama, a Black man and woman were run off the road by a “car full of jeering Black men,” killing 49 year-old Anthony Hervey, author of “Why I Wave The Confederate Flag, Written by a Black man.”

Mr. Hervey was a well-known and respected figure around the South at rallies supporting Southern Heritage and the Confederacy. Alabama Today says, “Anthony Hervey gave his life for something he believed in, reaching across racial lines to preserve history and protect our Constitutional rights.”

Over several years many other Black people have faced personal scorn and assaults too, although not killed for speaking their individual conservative views.

Before jumping back on the D.C. party circuit, as Secretary of State for President George W. Bush, retired General Colin Powell was labeled a “House negro” by Harry Belafonte, entertainer and staunch Black Liberal.

After Gen. Powell left and was replaced by Condoleezza Rice, a highly successful and very intelligent Black woman, she too came under fire from Liberals with a series of racist cartoons printed in newspapers.

Dr. Ben Carson, well known retired Neurosurgeon and Conservative Black man was recently ridiculed by Jamilah Lemieux, senior editor at Ebony magazine.

Again, his ideals were not countered, he was personally ridiculed for having a differing view than the left.

MSNBC’s Goldie Taylor has been heard saying of Black People appointed to former President Bush’s cabinet as “very, very dangerous to diverse communities,” and “self-hating minorities.”

Retired US Army Lt. Col Allen West, also a former US Representative from Florida said, “When black conservatives are attacked viciously by white liberals you don’t hear anything.”

Two Black Conservatives, Deneen Borelli and Rev. C.L. Bryant were verbally attacked at the 2014 NAACP Convention because of their association with FreedomWorks and that it is funded in part by the much hated Koch Brothers.

The woman assaulting them with her vicious words said, “They don’t stand for any of the values of what the NAACP stands for. They don’t need to be in here.”

Silly me, I always thought the initials NAACP stood for National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. I never knew Black Conservatives “need not apply.”

Black Conservative actress, Stacey Dash was smeared in an Ebony magazine review with, “Her conservative, clueless political slant sparked controversy time after time this year, making Dash notoriously trendy for all the wrong reasons.”

The National Black Republican Association has often been ridiculed for holding fast to their personal values as conservatives.

Even Black Liberal Fox News contributor Juan Williams said a few years ago on Black Conservative attacks, “It’s Sickening to Me.”

But the assaults have not decreased; they have actually increased, now seeing a Black Conservative killed.

We Conservatives are labeled “haters,” “racists” and “White Supremacists” for daring to disagree with a Black Liberal like Obama, but the attacks a Black Conservatives are going well beyond that, making me fear we will see more physical attacks and possibly more deaths of Black Conservatives for daring to step off of the Democrat, NAACP, Black Panther Plantation.”

It is not Conservatives that do not allow Black people to hold their personal, individual values and views, it is Liberals, both Black and White.

And as I said above, if they are not secure in the freedom to formulate, hold and freely express their views publicly without such vicious personal attacks, not on their views, on their person, they are not equal in the eyes of Liberals.

Imagine, for all of the calls how Conservatives are racist and hate Black people, we are who sees Black people as our equals.

Liberals refuse to allow Black people the very equality they claim they support.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

War Between the States Revisionism Falls Flat

The Lazy C is hard at it again, doing their best to destroy “PRIVATE PROPERTY rights” and spew revisionist history.

Odd how their revisionist history stated in the screen capture from the Saturday July 11, 2015 Cheers & Jeers column is deemed so important when there are ample quotes from the era showing the opposite of their claim.

For example, “I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.” Lincoln's first inaugural address.

“I have declared a thousand times, and now repeat that, in my opinion neither the General Government, nor any other power outside of the slave states, can constitutionally or rightfully interfere with slaves or slavery where it already exists.” Lincoln from an 1858 letter.

“I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of ... making voters or jurors of Negroes nor of qualifying them to hold office nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races, which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.”

“I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.” Lincoln in the Lincoln - Douglas debates

“I view the matter as a practical war measure, to be decided upon according to the advantages or disadvantages it may offer to the suppression of the rebellion,” adding “I will also concede that emancipation would help us in Europe, and convince them that we are incited by something more than ambition.” Lincoln in explaining his rationale with the Emancipation Proclamation.

“We show our sympathy with slavery by emancipating slaves where we cannot reach them and holding them in bondage where we can set them free.” William Seward, Lincoln's Secretary of State expressing the hypocrisy of the Emancipation Proclamation.

“If there be those who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that.” Lincoln 1862 letter to Horace Greeley

“This war must go on till the last of this generation falls in his tracks, and his children seize his musket and fight our battle, unless you acknowledge our right to self-government. We are not fighting for Slavery. We are fighting for independence, and that or extermination we will have.” Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy as quoted in a July 25, 1864 New York Times editorial, “Is Peace Attainable? How?”

“It was only during Reconstruction that the cause of the war, slavery, was wedded so inextricably to the war’s eventual byproduct, emancipation. But six months after Fort Sumter, these issues were so hotly contested that the Union effort seemed threatened not merely by the surprisingly capable Confederate forces, but by the battle over abolition and its place in the Union fight. How could the remaining states in the Union prevail if they were so divided over the issue of freeing the slaves?”

“Seemingly always there to stir up more trouble, Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner leapt into the headlines with a speech at the Republican State Convention in Worcester on Oct. 1 called ‘Emancipation: Our Best Weapon.’ In trying to transform the war for Union into a ‘war of abolition,’ conservatives feared that Sumner would draw out the war and poison the Republicans as ‘a ‘John Brown Party’.” A War Not for Abolition, New York Times October 11, 2011

Finally, the one part that I feel most dispels this revisionist history of the war fought solely over ending slavery, The Corwin Amendment proposed by President Buchanan and promoted by President Abraham Lincoln, a constitutional amendment that would have protected the institution of slavery and made it fully legal for all time in the states where it then existed.

If, as claimed by revisionist historians and the likes of the Lazy C, the war was solely about slavery, this one offer would have prevented the war and very well might have restored the Union prior to any hostilities, in my estimation.

Let there be no mistake, I personally feel slavery was a hideous institution that never should have been. My argument is not to defend slavery, but to show the truth that while an issue at the time, the North’s War of Aggression against the South was about much more.

I also make no claim of Black people in America ever being treated well overall. To do so would be a complete fallacy as it is a well documented fact that they have been wrongfully treated throughout America and our history, not just in the South. But, that is a subject for a future post.

As much as slavery should have never existed, neither should Lincoln have sent Troops to the South after South Carolina ousted the Union Army from their land at Ft. Sumter. Nor should Lincoln have been allowed to get away with the many violations of the Constitution in the Northern States, arbitrary midnight arrests of thousands of civilians suspected to have sympathies to the Confederacy, arresting the legislature of Maryland to prevent a legislative vote on secession, establishing Martial Law to forcibly keep Northerners in line and more.

Also ignored by so many is that Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation declaring slaves free in states not under his control, not only still allowed slavery to exist in the states under Union control where slavery was practiced, but would have allowed slavery to exist in the South if they surrendered.

Another fallacy is that the South wanted to overthrow the United States Government. If that was the goal, Gen. Lee could have easily done that by surrounding Washington D.C. early in the war and arresting Lincoln and the government since the Confederacy was winning the early battles.

He did not as the goal was the same as when the Colonies rebelled against Great Britain, freedom to self determination and Liberty from an oppressive government.

Even citizens of the North were very reluctant and opposed to a fight for freedom of slaves, as stated in this PBS article, The Civil War and emancipation 1861 – 1865

“President Lincoln insisted that the war was not about slavery or black rights; it was a war to preserve the Union. His words were not simply aimed at the loyal southern states, however -- most white northerners were not interested in fighting to free slaves or in giving rights to black people. For this reason, the government turned away African American volunteers who rushed to enlist. Lincoln upheld the laws barring blacks from the army, proving to northern whites that their race privilege would not be threatened.”

About midway through the war, slavery transitioned to a cause for the war as we read from PBS,

“Though ‘contraband’ slaves had been declared free, Lincoln continued to insist that this was a war to save the Union, not to free slaves. But by 1862, Lincoln was considering emancipation as a necessary step toward winning the war. The South was using enslaved people to aid the war effort. Black men and women were forced to build fortifications, work as blacksmiths, nurses, boatmen, and laundresses, and to work in factories, hospitals, and armories. In the meantime, the North was refusing to accept the services of black volunteers and freed slaves, the very people who most wanted to defeat the slaveholders. In addition, several governments in Europe were considering recognizing the Confederacy and intervening against the Union. If Lincoln declared this a war to free the slaves, European public opinion would overwhelmingly back the North.” (emphasis added)

It is well known that history is written by the victors and nothing shows that more than the North’s oppression of the South over the last 150 years in fabricating the cause of the war. In my estimation, they had to do that in order for them justify the war in the first place, forgetting that everywhere else slavery was ended, it did not require such a war.

We will never know for sure, but several people have claimed slavery was very gradually dying in the South. Reinforcing my speculation in that regard, I read from Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his article, Free Blacks Lived in the North, Right?

“In that raging year of Lincoln’s election and Southern secession, there were a total of 488,070 free blacks living in the United States, about 10 percent of the entire black population. Of those, 226,152 lived in the North and 261,918 in the South, in 15 states (Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas) plus the District of Columbia. Let me break that down further: A few months before the Confederacy was born, there were 35,766 more free black people living in the slave-owning South than in the North, and removing D.C. from the equation wouldn’t have shifted the result. And they stayed there during the Civil War.”

“At no time before the Civil War (at least not after the first U.S. Census was taken in 1790 and future states were added) did free blacks in the North ever outnumber those in the South!”

And, we cannot forget that many of those Free Blacks voluntarily fought for the Confederacy for any variety of reasons.

For some insight into the main reasons the war was fought, I invite you to read Walter Williams
Dec. 2, 1998 article: The Civil War wasn't about slavery

I’ve said many times to friends that this current flap over the Confederate Flag is not about the flag itself so much as it is the complete eradication of Southern Heritage, a heritage steeped in the desire of and willingness to fight for freedoms and liberty. Black or White, doesn’t matter, Southerners hold a deep respect for America’s promise of freedom and liberty and even though it was denied in the past to some, that desire remains today.

 Once that is gone, a large block of resistance to totalitarian rules is gone.

Likewise, my recent research into the War Between the States, seeking out early documents, speeches, letters and what have you convinces me more than ever those modern revisionist historians and media like the Lazy C are completely full of crap!

Stand up for yourselves, America.

Daily Clarion Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi, Feb 23, 1890, Speech given by former slave, Confederate veteran and MS Rep. John F. Harris.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Diversity or Conformity?

Submitted by Angie Lee Sisk

For a society so hellbent on embracing "diversity," would someone please explain to me the reason for the headlong rush toward enforcing uniformity and conformity?

Think about it. A truly diverse culture is accepting (or at least tolerant) of differing ideas, beliefs, or opinions and not just different sexes, ages, skin colors, etc.. Recently, however, instead of celebrating the many different ideas, beliefs, and opinions in this country, anyone who stands on the "wrong" side of a hot-button issue is branded a bigot and told to go die or a mob will kill you and your family, burn down your house, and slaughter your dog just for associating with you.

There is no diversity allowed, because there is no tolerance, another concept the original meaning of which has morphed into a creature directly opposing that noble notion.

~~~Example 1: I am a Christian that does not believe in gay marriage, but those on the "correct" side of the issue don't know certain facts about me and my beliefs system:
1. I love you without judgment as Christ commanded.
2. I believe God gave us all free will and it's wrong for me to deny your right to exercise it.
3. I believe you have the freedom and liberty to make your own choices under man's law, which we are instructed to abide by per NT teachings. It's none of my damn business, really, what you're doing in the privacy of your own bedroom, just like it's none of your damn business what I'm doing in mine.
4. I believe the state has no business in regulating "marriage" as a religious institution recognized by the state, although the SCOTUS ruling puts that to bed (apparently in this case those on the "correct" side of the issue don't believe in separation of church and state? I'm confused). The state's role is to enforce protections of benefits conferred through religious ceremonies currently, such that the state recognizes ONLY civil unions for EVERYONE regardless of a person's religious proclivities, sexual orientation, race, or any other demographic being used to divide our society today. If someone wants a religious ceremony then it needs to be performed separately, and the "power of the state" should NOT be vested in a member of the clergy. THAT is truly SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE.

However, in today's climate of "diversity," such details are irrelevant because 1) I am a Christian and 2) I don't support gay marriage; therefore, I am an intolerant bigot and need to die.

~~~ Example 2: I do not believe in "climate change." In any forum I state this, I am automatically dubbed, without further explanation allowed, a Republican right wingnut denier who wants to rape the planet for a quick buck and make it uninhabitable for future generations. Or something to that effect. Regardless, I need to die because I have the "wrong" opinion. Irrelevant is the fact that I *do* believe in conservation and protecting the environment and that violators of REASONABLE regulations effecting that protection need to be dealt with severely.

I could give other examples, but you get my point.

My concern is that in suppressing opposing viewpoints, opinions, beliefs, or anything else, you're not truly celebrating diversity. Or tolerance. In fact, you're just the same as those you've labeled "evil intolerant bigots." What's your end game? Is it truly to embrace diversity, or is it to punish those you feel have been the oppressors? If your motivation is vengeance, you're no better than those you call the oppressors and seek to destroy, and you're going to take all the rest of us down even if we're not truly your "enemy" or a "violator."

Just because my opinion is different than yours doesn't make either right or wrong. It makes them different. Without differences and other facets of an issue to consider, we will never learn and grow. If everyone is the same and thinks the same and feels the same, we truly lose DIVERSITY.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Liberal Hatemongers Fail to Intimidate Sheriff Arpaio in Oregon

June 27, 2015, Sheriff Joe Arpaio spoke in Salem, Oregon on behalf of the Oregon Republican Party. Throughout his speech, hecklers and Liberal hatemongers tried to drown him out so those that came to hear him could not.

After the speech, Sheriff Arpaio walked over to meet with protesters and speak with them. The video below, posted on facebook by DQ Nanke reveals the "civility" we usually see from Liberal hatemongers. Language warning

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Confederacy and Vietnam Veterans

“American by Birth, Southern by the Grace of God”

I have no idea of the origin of the above saying, it has been around for a very long time and likely adapted from some other saying. But, it pretty much sums up the deep feelings of many Americans born and raised in the Southern States of America.

It also is a target of much ridicule from many Americans born and raised in the Northern States who simply do not understand the attitudes and feelings of those many Southerners with their attachment to their birthplace.

Nowhere can this be better seen than in the last few days as following the murder of nine innocent people at a Church in Charleston South Carolina and the focus being placed on a small flag representing the Confederacy in many people’s minds.

Forgotten are the nine victims and the nutcase racist that murdered them as outrage has snowballed into demands for all symbols seen to represent the Confederacy be removed or placed in museums, likely to be followed in years ahead to even be removed from the museums as well.

Questions are now asked if Military Bases named after Confederate Generals should be renamed, a lake in Minnesota named after a Confederate General be renamed, monuments to Thomas Jefferson, one of our founders and a former president, taken down and removed since he at one time owned slaves.

Even here locally we see calls from the local chapter of the NAACP for Confederate flags flying on private property in Ridgefield to be taken down and some citizens even suggest the county intercede to remove them or go forcibly remove the flags themselves, ignoring that people have rights to their private property. Or at least they used to.

There is even scorn now being heaped on the classic 1939 movie Gone With the Wind. Will the hysteria soon call for burning of classic novels like “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?” Or “To Kill A Mockingbird?”

Honestly, in all of my 66 years I have never seen such a rapid lynch mob mentality by people in this country over a piece of cloth, while they ignore the growing threat of groups like ISIS beheading and slaughtering people by the hundreds because of their religion.

Ignored as well is that the flag being hated on was not an official flag of the Confederacy, but a Battle Flag that never flew over slavery and that many Black people today honor that flag due to their ancestors fighting on the side of the Confederacy.

It is history that is being revised and used as tool to deny a large portion of Americans their heritage, moving us dangerously close to a one-thought mindset, if approved by some ruling committee.

By now I am sure you are wondering why I included Vietnam Veterans in the title of this post, so I will clarify that.

As a native Southerner and a Vietnam Veteran as well, I have faced scorn for being both. Some look down upon me as some dumb backwoods hick and as is well known, returning from our deployments in Vietnam long ago, many faced scorn and derision for that as well.

While we today see images posted by those spreading this hate of all things Southern, we see the following.

We have also seen many calls over the years from some of the same people of what losers we Vietnam Veterans are or that we “lost the war,” ignoring that we never lost a battle in Vietnam.

We Vietnam Veterans are proud of our service then, even though the government pulled us out. As Southerners, we’re proud of our ancestors’ service then to free themselves from the choke of the North and at the same time, we condemn the slavery aspect of the war, even though it was not the top issue, as so-called “modern historians” would have you believe.

In many ways, whether from the North or the South, those of us that served and lost buddies in Vietnam are somewhat like the Confederate Soldiers of long ago and like to show pride in our service.

But, following all of the calls to wipe out any pride in Southern Heritage this week, will one day descendants of the Vietnamese that have migrated to America being expressing offense at Vietnam Veterans showing pride in our service?

Will one day history books be purged of General Westmoreland, General Abrams or even accounts of Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon be “sanitized” so as not to offend someone?

And what of those that have served in Iraq and Afghanistan in the War on Terror as once we seem to be prepared to throw in the towel?

Will they eventually be labeled losers as ISIS takes over and the Taliban retakes Afghanistan?

I really do understand that some people can be offended by a small flag, but isn’t everybody offended by something at some time?

Does only one group of people get to be entitled for their feelings to never be hurt?

Yes, it is popular this week to pile on any and every thing pertaining to the Confederacy, but what will it be next week?

Will these same people demand the American flag be moved to a museum because a hate group like the Ku Klux Klan highjacked it and flew it for several years prior to highjacking the Confederate Battle flag?

And where is the ACLU that boasts of taking a controversial stand for free speech by forcing Holocaust Survivors in the town of Skokie, Illinois to endure a Neo-Nazi rally years ago?

Why so silent now? Does free speech and freedom of expression no longer matter? Did it somehow go out of style?

This hysteria has gotten out of hand and if it continues, I really fear a backlash as well as complete loss of our freedoms in what is supposed to be “the Land of Free and the Brave.”

The time to think about this and leave this lynch mob mentality behind is now!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Bernie Sanders Socialist Platitudes

Received in email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, titled: “AWESOME Bernie Sanders quote;”

I guess we are to believe, much like the early Bolsheviks and Marxist convinced the people of Russia in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, Sanders is and Democrats are for the so-called “little guy,” the struggling middle class worker and even the “professional” poor class in America today.

Nothing could be further from the truth!

It has been Capitalism that built more wealth in more hands than ever in the history of the world. Capitalism gave the common, ordinary man (or woman, to appease you feminists) the ability to design, manufacture and sell whatever dream they had and gave the people of the United States of America the highest living standard in history along with the freedom to enjoy it.

It took work and the rugged individualism we once were noted for.

But, socialists and Marxist leaning folks object to that and have been very gradually stealing our ability to grow and prosper in America for several years now.

Like Bolsheviks long ago, they disguise their true intent with such platitudes as expressed by Bernie Sanders, an admitted Socialist serving in the United States Senate from the State of Vermont and once a member of the Liberty Union Party that “originated in the anti-war and People’s Party movements of the late 1960s and defines itself as a non-violent socialist party.”

Smell a little Communism disguised there yet?

Sanders says, “This great nation and its government belong to all of the people and not to a handful of Billionaires, their Super PAC’s and their Lobbyists.”

I can’t help but notice he fails to mention Big Unions who inject more money into political campaigns, primarily to Democrats by the way, with their own “Billionaires, Super PAC’s and Lobbyists.”

However, before we may fall prey to Sanders’ platitude, let us consider if he and the Democrats truly believe “This great nation and its government belong to all of the people.”

From where I sit, it is obvious they do not.

After all, it is always Democrats wanting more and more regulation of private land, business and even people’s habits.

It is primarily Democrats always pushing for taxation to fund social welfare or to forcibly change societal behaviors.

It is mostly Democrats pushing to separate us from our private modes of transportation and into public transportation as well as giving up our privately owned homes in order to live in some Democrat proposed High Density Housing along public transportation routes.

It is Democrats sponsoring calls to regulate what our children eat at lunch time in school or even whether or not we may allow them to walk to school.

It was Democrats that hoisted Obamacare on us then boasting more people than ever now have medical insurance. While that may be true, more people than ever are not receiving the medical care they expected or have to endure extra long waits for an appointment, provided they find a doctor close enough to them to see them.

Currently, in Washington State, we see our legislature going into a second special session over their failure to reach a budget agreement, Republicans writing a budget that funds everything without increasing taxes and once again, Democrats holding out for more tax increases, primarily a Capital gains tax that I see as their foot in the door to eventually impose an income tax on the people of Washington State.

All over the country, we see Democrats striving to remove our ability at self-defense by restricting our ability to legally own or carry a firearm.

They tell us we do not need the weapon, we can depend on the Police. Yet, as we recently saw in Baltimore, they condemn and arrest the Police for doing the very job we hire them for.

Now here is where it is not only Democrats, but some that claim to be conservative come closer together as they work to undermine our law enforcement, limiting their ability to effectively Police our neighborhoods with their incessant drone of anti-Police chatter.

So tell me again just how Sanders and Democrats claim “This great nation and its government belong to all of the people and not to a handful of Billionaires, their Super PAC’s and their Lobbyists.”

As they unfreeze relations and adopt many policies of Cuba, a once thriving, bustling Island Nation 90 miles from our southernmost east coast, is there any reason to think we would fare any better?


Venezuela adopted these policies and today, they too are on the brink of economic collapse.

We don’t need to even look to Cuba and Venezuela when we have similar examples right here in America with Detroit, once a great city that now sees large portions lie in ruin after decades of Democrat leadership over the city.

This is what lies in store for us if we continue to fall for the platitudes coming from the likes of Bernie Sanders and nearly every Democrat elected official, at any level.

Sadly, there are also many Republicans that have fallen prey to similar platitudes and too easily cave or agree with the Socialist Democrats.

Margaret Thatcher explained it well years ago;

The so-called “wage gap” is but a smoke screen as lower wage workers also fare much better personally when the wealthy are doing better.

The only way we will maintain “This great nation and its government belong to all of the people” is by keeping Democrats like Sanders out of office.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Der Spiegel: How Germans Experienced The End of WWII

It's now been 70 years, the bloodiest conflict in history, World War II was drawing to a close. While we in America and other Allied Countries celebrated with jubilant smiles, our fathers and mothers paid little heed to the Germans experience as they woke up to the evil they had permitted to overtake their nation.

The German magazine, Der Spiegel treats us to a series of photos, interviews and video excerpts from the final days.

The Day of the Century: How Germans Experienced End of WWII

Germany paid a high price for the pure evil of Hitler and we must ever be on guard lest we allow it to happen again.

Thankfully, Germany and the other Axis Nations are honored and trusted allies today.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

She Never Said That?

Baltimore, Maryland Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has come under fire following the mayhem and rioting seen in recent days in that city for words she spoke on giving space to destroy. She now claims she never said what has been clearly recorded coming from her own mouth.


Now, I could believe she did not mean what she said or her words came out wrong from what she actually meant to say, but to outright deny saying what has been clearly recorded?

And consider those youths and agitators in Baltimore hearing those same words?

The Mayor should admit what she said and clarify along with condemning the violence (which she has), but playing victim over what she clearly stated does nothing to help calm things down.

Friday, April 17, 2015

What Happened To The “Spirit of Comradeship?”

Then General of the Army (Five Star) Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe, expressed some lofty goals immediately after the Allied Victory in World War II that served us quite well, for a time.

Below are his opening remarks to an October 1945 film, The True Glory commissioned by the US Office of War Information and the British Ministry of Information, “documenting the victory on the Western Front, from Normandy to the collapse of the Third Reich.”

I have to ask, what happened?

How did we lose that spirit of comradeship and zest for freedom?

We don’t even have it amongst our own people any longer, much less in camaraderie with former allies we stood shoulder to shoulder with the defeat evil back then.

I can recall, even though the country disagreed on many political points when I was growing up and Eisenhower was President, people embraced that freedom. They praised our allies and even in disagreement, respected and defended each other.

Ever since the 1960’s it seems as extremists pushing agendas are continually dividing us, pushing us further apart and throwing barbs at each other.

First is was the radical left and today they have been joined by an equally radical right, infiltrating political parties to advance only their version of “how things must be.”

Forgotten as strict “constitutionalists” push their interpretation is that even that honored document came about by compromise between differing factions in order to give the best for all.

Today, self proclaimed “constitutional scholars” spew how they see matters and if you disagree, you’re the “enemy” and must be silenced.

The radical left during the 60’s and 70’s actually engaged in terrorism against people, some now dead, others rewarded with prominent position in Universities to taint our young people’s minds while some that agreed with them were elected to hold positions in the Government.

The extremist right has not yet engaged in direct combat actions against people, but some of the rhetoric spewing forth makes me fear it isn’t far off.

Rants of a “fight to the death” roll pretty easy off of the tongues of those that have likely never faced death or served time in our Military defending the country.

Some of them actually continue to denigrate the very Military that defends them; instilling fears of they will turn on the people, misrepresenting training exercises as forerunner to martial law.

Of course, Obama is blamed today, but just a few years ago they were blaming Bush and accusing him of the same exact thing.

Some candidates for President seem to be cosying up to these radicals that misuse the word “liberty” in their quest for totalitarianism under their views, describing them as “former Rep. Ron Paul’s rapidly-maturing political army” and “The power, the energy of the Liberty Movement is inspirational.”

I can imagine many of the same words were expressed in early 1930’s Germany!

Gone is any sense of real compromising.

Ignored is not everybody in the United States sees things as they do, not even many of us right of center.

And yes, the left has acted much the same in pushing their views on others through legislation that has changed America in detrimental ways, in my opinion.

Dwight Eisenhower expressed his desire that we never lose that spirit of comradeship and that it would last forever.

Sadly, it appears we began losing it shortly after he left office in 1961 and today, it is all but nonexistent.

I post this in hopes more of you will open your eyes, wake up to what is going on in our country and push back against the extremist left and extremist right.

Whether we agree in all matters or not, it is your country too, regardless of what the extremists from either side say.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Police: Deserving of Our Support and Cooperation

It appears that it has become more popular than ever to smear and oppose the Police Officers in our country for doing the very job we hired them to do. In this bloggers opinion, that is not just folly but completely wrong.

Don’t get me wrong, there are bad officers that let the job go to their heads and some that should not be on the force, but I also feel that although they are a small minority, they receive the bulk of media attention.

Then too, of late it seems the media has gone out of their way to smear good Cops for acting properly, such as we saw in Ferguson, Missouri in recent months. It is the media that has joined in the fervor of anti-Police smears, often running erroneous claims and feeding those that claim to be “protesters.”

Most disturbing to me is seeing an increasing anti-Police rhetoric on Republican websites, or by those claiming to be Conservative that has wormed their way into the Republican Party.

Such was the case on a recent facebook post honoring newly elected Clark County Sheriff, Chuck Atkins on his taking the oath of office. Sad to see the comment “If only he cared enough about individual’s rights to defend us against overreaching government when the time comes.”

The commenter seems to believe that a Sheriff is a paramilitary position to ward off laws he personally disagrees with.

We saw a similar attitude a couple years ago during the “Occupy Wall Street” fiasco where those people were echoing that same sentiment, expecting the Police to ignore their oaths to uphold and enforce the law and side with them in permitting them to violate local ordinances and just do as they please.

Yet another post appeared on the Washington State Republicans facebook page asking the question, “Are most cops good? Don’t answer that till you read this.” with a link to a blog by an alleged “dynamic no nonsense liberty speaker.”

That post proclaims;

To be a good cop you MUST PASS ALL 3 of these tests.

Treat your employers (the people) with respect.
Honor your oath and protect the peoples rights.
Be principled & oppose those that violate liberty & their oath.

Also claimed is;
“You’re not a good cop because you don’t violate my rights. You’re a bad cop if you don’t protect them with your life! That’s the only measure that counts and if you can’t handle that, I don’t hate you. You just need to find a new job.”
Perhaps the blogger does not realize that officers are not hired and trained to do his bidding, but to uphold the laws passed by a majority of the people and elected officials. While they do work for the public, the public is a very diverse group and they are not hired to support only one group above all others.

In my mind, a Police Force that caters to just one group of the “the people” would result in the very Police State they frequently claim to be coming.

Also troubling is seeing an increasing call to not cooperate with Police. Be it at DUI checkpoints (illegal in our state) or immigration checkpoints inside our borders to give us a secondary point to stop illegal aliens sneaking into the country, more and more we see videos instructing others on how to not be cooperative, comparing Police asking for identification to Nazi Gestapo asking to see “your papers.”

For states where DUI checkpoints are legally being used, have you forgotten that you demanded Police do more to catch drunk drivers before they cause wrecks and kill innocent people?

We see also cries of Police are little more than revenue agents for cities, fabricating reasons for tickets and arrests. While this has happened and some people have been wrongfully charged convicted, those that are caught abusing their authority have also been known to end up in deeper trouble than the ones they accused.

I previously covered the so-called “Police Militarization” earlier on. I find it ironic that those crying about the Police receiving surplus weapons feel that they have every right to them under the second amendment.

Officers are human and no amount of training can prepare them every instance they face. As we have seen in the last few months, Police Officers around the country are being ambushed resulting in deaths of likely good officers.

We’re hearing cries of “What do we want? Dead Cops. When do we want it? Now!”

Would you like to go to your job every day with such calls hanging over your head, knowing you are targeted with no regard for how well you do your job, just that you wear a uniform?

This is not a case of Cops, right or wrong. Our media spares no ink in running headlines for incidents by a Bad Cop, but buries the everyday good performed by many officers, if they publish them at all.

It is not Liberty to call for Police to be opposed and demands laid on them to defend only you. That is closer to anarchy.

And no, none of us like being stopped by the Police. But, what many fail to realize is that Officer stopping you might just have saved your life if you were speeding or driving recklessly. In the case of a drunk or buzzed driver, the stop likely saved his life and the lives of others, children especially.

The people I know that have become Police did not do so to enjoy some power trip. They did so in order to protect society as a whole, not just one small group.

And yes, I get that the Police are not very popular, mostly by those that feel they do not need to follow or adhere to society’s laws, that somehow they are elite and above the mundane tasks of abiding by the laws written and passed by society.

Likewise bad Cops need weeded out and from where I sit, no one is more wanting of them being weeded out that the rest of the Police doing their jobs every day and catching the flak.

Without the Police, society would quickly devolve into a lawless anarchy where anything goes, rape, murder, robbery, you name it.

And who would you call then?

Protesters and rabble rousers will not come to your aid.

Not unless they decided to form their own version of an Armed Police Force to enforce what they decide should be enforced.

It is time that this nonsense stopped. Officers are our neighbors and just as human as we are. They are not supermen.

They deserve our respect and yes, cooperation.

Maybe, just maybe if more people showed a little respect and cooperation, an Officer would not feel the need to keep his hand on his service weapon while talking to us if we are pulled over.

We are all in this together, don’t ever forget that.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Anti-Gun Ad Encourages Children to Break Gun Laws

Unbelievable, even for the anti-gun fanatics. View the video and see how many violations of both the law covering guns and safe gun handling rules taught by the NRA and other gun groups you see.

One of the most irresponsible ads I have ever seen. A loaded gun in the hands of an untrained child, carrying it to school, and theft? The gun is legal. Everything encouraged in this ad is not. This is no way to lessen any violence and in fact, could be the cause of more of it.

See more at PSA encourages kids to steal parents’ guns, hand over to teachers

Monday, November 10, 2014

I Still Believe - Veterans Day Song 2014

The latest from the great kids at Tussing Elementary School

If you are on facebook, please like their page at Positive American Music

Many thanks to Michael & Angela Souders and of course, the wonderful third grade children in his school

Saturday, October 18, 2014

13th Annual Prayer Breakfast Keynote Speech by Lt. Gen. Boykin (Ret)

For those unable to attend, the full Keynote speech given by "controversial" Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (US Army ret.) at the 13th Annual Clark County Mayors and Civic Leaders Prayer Breakfast in Vancouver, Washington, Oct. 17, 2014 and boycotted by Mayor Tim 'the Liar' Leavitt and Vancouver City Council Members, Larry J. Smith (Col. US Army ret.) and Ann McEnerny Ogle.

The Prayer Breakfast faced a brief protest staged by a group of Liberal Democrats opposed to the War Hero speaking as the audience assembled, organized by a group calling themselves “Stand on the Side of Tolerance.”

Monday, September 22, 2014

POW/MIA Memorial

I was pleased to read of the dedication this past Saturday of the POW/MIA Memorial at the Armed Forces Reserve Center on Fourth Plain. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend.

I was able to not only attend the POW/MIA recognition ceremonies in 2011, but to tape the speaker as well, former WWII POW Dale Bowlin, who also spoke this past Saturday, video below.

Sorry about background noise, but he was speaking very close to the freeway that day.