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"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take away everything you have." - Thomas Jefferson

Friday, December 29, 2006

Farewell Marine.

Words can harldy express the gratitude most Americans hold dear in their hearts for the brave men and women of our Armed Forces as they sometimes, bravely make the "ultimate sacrifice" in their mission to defend liberty. Click here to see an outstanding tribute to our brave men and women of the United States Marine Corps.
If this doesn't move you, I feel sorry for you. Really.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Where Has America Gone Wrong? Some Salient Observations

My father sent me the following piece he wrote intending to submit it as an editorial letter to his local newspaper. With his permission I am posting his excellent letter here. I wish I could write as well as he does.

Where did we go wrong?

A problem with getting old (I’ll be 67 in January) is that you’ve seen most everything happen over and over. It hurts to see people you care about making bad decisions when you know a bad mistake could be avoided if they would only listen.

We are going down the same road we were led down during previous conflicts. Beginning in the early fifties and the Korean Conflict, America for the first time in history began listening to the media and our politicians quickly saw a great opportunity to take advantage of the situation and without much thought of regret seized the chance to grab more power no matter what the cost. All a politician had to do was to make himself available to the journalist, say on camera and in print what the journalist wanted him to say and he was made a overnight star for what the media wanted to portray (which converts to power for the politician).

All of us who lived through the terrible times of Viet Nam can remember what the problems really were. We had a war that was being run by the Pentagon who were being controlled by the Congress who were being controlled by the media. We all believe that we could have and certainly should have won that war in very short order but the fact that we had such problems with the media causing such upheaval in the country we simply gave up and abandoned South Viet Nam to face the communist alone. That is called disgrace and that was the first war America ever ran from and didn’t win. That defeat had nothing to do with the armed forces and everything to do with bad politics exacerbated by a liberal media.

We are now suffering from over forty years of “brain-washing” brought on by a media who answers to NO ONE. Did you ever wonder why over ninety percent of journalists are liberals? That’s right, over ninety per cent. That fact should jolt your senses and make you wonder if we’re getting a true picture what is really going on from the so-called news media. I would think it wouldn’t be a problem if there weren’t such a lop-sided weighting over to the left side. Surely America is not made up of ninety percent liberals. What has made this situation? Could it be the money? Just consider this: Every two years there’s an election and candidates together with their money raising machines gather huge sums of money to ensure their election. Did you ever wonder where all that money goes? How about to the newspapers, television, etc.? Why has that become so necessary? We’re told that the first thing a newly elected politician does is to begin raising money for a very vigorous re-election campaign, before he does anything else.

Another interesting question is: What would happen to the liberals’ political party if suddenly the balance of journalists were somehow evened up? It’s my opinion that without the media bias this would be a whole other country. Our great historical heritage is being re-written by a liberal media. Situations and great principles are daily being compromised and warped into travesties that our founding Fathers would deeply grieve over as they prepared for another Revolutionary War. Without the powerful support of the media, liberal judges would cease to rule. Most Americans are so distracted by the clever subterfuge being laid down by this “out of control” media that the very pillars of freedom are being shaken to a dangerous point. Children are being taught false history lessons, they can’t tell you where Kansas is on a map and are being told that our Founding Fathers were mostly deists who didn’t believe in Jesus Christ being the Son of God. Mottos such as: “In God we Trust”, “One Nation Under God”, along with the prohibition of displaying the “Ten Commandments” are just the precursor to much more destruction to come.

I’ve noticed that everything being reported by the major news media about what is going on in Iraq is in stark disagreement with all the soldiers I’ve talked with, one on one, who’ve just come back to the states. Everyone I’ve talked to tell an entirely different picture than what we get from: CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and some times FOX News. Who’s zooming who? Why do you think our soldiers would come back from a tour of duty and tell lies about what is really going on? Could it be for the money he will get for lying about what is happening? Not a chance! While on the contrary any news journalist who brings back a report that shows how badly we are mishandling the situation over there is rewarded with money, accolades and awards. Something is certainly not right here folks and it doesn’t take a genius to figure this one. I say it’s the money!

Last week CBS renewed David Letterman’s contract for several years more and agreed to pay him 35 million dollars per year. Katy Couric is knocking down millions just to appear on the CBS Evening News each week night for thirty minutes and act out what her editors want her to present. The CBS Evening News should rightly be renamed “The CBS Evening News Show” because that is what it really is: a show done up in Hollywood style by actors who demand outrageous money to sell their souls.

I’m reminded by what Nikita Kruschev told the United States back in November 1956: “We will bury you” (without firing a shot). Maybe he knew something that we haven’t yet come to see.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Iraq Study Panel: America Is Nothing But A Losing Paper Tiger!

The Iraq Study Panel co-chaired by James A. Baker III, and Lee Hamilton released their findings to President Bush today. They have come to the conclusion that we are losing the war in Iraq and must begin withdrawing our troops and establish diplomatic relations with Iran and Syria to try and stabilize Iraq with their help and guidance. You can read about the panel’s report in a story found here.

Of course it hasn’t taken long for the Democrats to chime in:

“"If the president is serious about the need for change in Iraq, he will find Democrats ready to work with him in a bipartisan fashion to find a way to end the war as quickly as possible," said Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the California Democrat who is in line to become speaker when the new Congress convenes in January.

"The president has the ball in his court now ... and we're going to be watching very closely," said Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who will take over as Senate majority leader in January.”

In other words, Democrats will cooperate with our nation’s war in Iraq, our War on Terror, when appeasement is finally an option. The American people are about to discover just how bad of a mistake it was to vote the Democrats back into power. The Republicans were certainly not doing what they promised, but the Democrats are dangerous.

If, God forbid, the Bush Administration lets the recommendations of this panel influence what we do in Iraq all hell well break loose and we will be sending the following messages:

1. To Osama Bin Laden, al Qaeda, and Islamo-Facist terrorists everywhere: America is nothing more than a “paper tiger”, your patience has paid off. You have won. When the going gets tough, Americans will always turn and run. These messages will no doubt embolden them further, and the mass carnage that will rush into fill the vacuum we leave in Iraq, will result in Iraq becoming nothing more than an Islamo-Facist state. There will be no freedom for its citizens.

2. To the airman, marines, solders and sailors of the US Military: America will always never hesitate in risking your lives for a mission that we will then readily abandon when it gets tough, making your sacrifices for the mission, your country, and those you are fighting to liberate be nothing more than in vein. Our military have sacrificed beyond words these last four years. Life and limb has been given. Families have been separated by the long amounts of tour of duty time. Fathers have missed milestones in their children’s growth yet, have proudly re-enlisted. This panel would make all of that meaningless with their cowardly cut and run policy.

3. To the people of Iraq and its military: Once again, America is abandoning you again to brutal torture and slaughter. America can never be trusted to come to your aid when your liberty is threatened. Those Iraqis who have come to look upon America favorably will grow to despise us. There will never be any hope of diplomatic relations with them, even if they did manage to overcome the Islamo-Fascist threat to their becoming a free country.

4. To the rest of the world: America is no longer a “super power”. She’s just a bloated, coward of a nation who can’t stand by her convictions. Never trust in America for any assistance. She won’t be there for you in any meaningful way. This should make the Michael Moore liberals of this country very happy. They have wanted to see America be put down a notch or two for quite some time.

Of course further studies on the situation on Iraq are forthcoming from the Pentagon, State Department and The National Security Council. Hopefully those panels won’t be comprised of the hand wringing, cut and run cowards that this panel was comprised of.

The very idea of going to Iran and Syria, both bastions of support for Islamo-fascist terrorists, is ludicrous. Why should they try and help the “Great Satan’s” cause? They wouldn’t, which is something that the “appeasement” Democrats don’t seem to get. But they surely would, rather quickly, if they were given the power to try this nonsensical approach. There is no way that the Islamo-Fascists will tolerate a free Iraq. Their goal is the antithesis of freedom: bondage to their Fascist form of Islam.

It is my prayer that Bush will do the right thing with this panel’s recommendation and just reply with “thanks but no thanks”.

Any chance of defeating the terrorists hangs on what we do with Iraq. If we botch Iraq up, there will be no peace in the Middle East.