4th of July


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“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security…” – Declaration of Independence of the American Colonies, July 4, 1776.

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Supreme Disappointment


This past week, the Supreme Court handed down two decisions – one of which I predicted in a prior post (although earlier than expected), and the second which should not have been made.

The first decision was the legalization of homosexual marriage.  I predicted earlier that this would happen, although I was off by two years at the earliest.  What ramifications that this will have is to be seen, and will be highly speculative in nature, so let me take this opportunity to throw in my two cents worth.

I foresee that other groups will want legalization of their bedroom activities.  The first of these would be polygamy, which does have an Old Testament history, and is still practiced in other parts of the world.  However, I also see that other, more unseemly practices, will also come to the courts for approval, such as sex with minors (I won’t go into the other perversions that come to mind).

There is also the censorship of opinions on this decision.  Already, a Pennsylvania paper, the PennLive / Patriot News in Harrisburg will no longer accept opinion editorials or letters to the editor concerning opposition to same-sex marriage.  The rationalization is that the paper “would not print racist, sexist or anti-Semitic letters” and thus would include the topic of same-sex marriages in that editorial policy.  The politically correct speech police adds another topic to their list…

Here’s a nation, one of the founding pillars was freedom of speech and freedom of expression. And yet, we have imposed upon people restrictions on what they can say, on what they can think. And the media is the largest proponent of this, crucifying people who say things really quite innocently. – Benjamin Carson

Freedom of speech includes the freedom to offend people. – Brad Thor

Last on my list would be the freedom of our various religious institutions to believe and teach that homosexual unions are a violations of their religion.  Anything from hate speech charges to loss of tax-exempt status are possible with this latest decision.  For the tax-exempt angle, take this excerpt from and article on American Thinker:

Lost in the celebrations over universal gay marriage, like abortion, being deemed a right found in the “penumbras and emanations” of the Constitution is the chilling effect the ruling has on religious liberty.  In a telling exchange between the Obama administration’s Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. and Justice Samuel Alito, detailed by Tom Blumer at Newsbusters.com, in which Verrilli admitted that churches could lose their tax exemptions if they refuse to perform gay weddings:

“Justice Alito: Well, in the Bob Jones case, the Court held that a college was not entitled to tax­exempt status if it opposed interracial marriage or interracial dating. So would the same apply to a university or a college if it opposed same­-sex marriage?

“General Verrilli: You know, ­­I don’t think I can answer that question without knowing more specifics, but it’s certainly going to be an issue. I don’t deny that. I don’t deny that, Justice Alito. It is­­ it is going to be an issue.”

So the administration admits that the tax exemption of institutions could be at risk if they refuse to acquiesce in the acceptance of gay marriages.  There is no reason to assume that this mandate would not apply to institutions such as the Catholic Church.  Those who think this is a red herring forget that this is the administration dragging the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of elderly nuns devoted to helping the aged poor, through the courts, because they won’t comply with Obamacare’s contraception coverage mandate…

Somehow, I think that the government will force (or attempt to make) various churches perform homosexual weddings or they would be charged with a civil offense.  I would, however, like to see them try to force an Imam to perform such a service in a mosque…

If you don’t think that the above is possible, consider the second decision that the Supreme Court made this week.  This one ignores the law that was passed by Congress & signed by the President, and reinterprets it in a way that boggles the mind.  From Townhall.com:

The issue in King v. Burwell is simple: The Affordable Care Act provides subsidies for taxpayers who cannot afford health care, but the law clearly states those subsidies are available only to those who purchase insurance in “an Exchange established by the State under [42 U. S. C. §18031].” Since its implementation, however, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), following the command of the Obama administration, has been granting subsidies to all citizens who otherwise qualify under the law, even if they live in states that are using the federal health insurance exchange, which is obviously not “an Exchange established by the State.”

This struck many observers as an open-and-shut case: The law strictly confines subsidies to state-established exchanges, but the IRS has been granting subsidies to everyone, in violation of the law.

[Chief Justice] Roberts reasons, “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them. If at all possible, we must interpret the Act in a way that is consistent with the former, and avoids the latter.”

In other words, Roberts and the Court majority decided the law is “ambiguous” because the court needs it to be ambiguous to fit a particular policy goal, not because its meaning actually is indeterminate.

…All that matters is protecting Obamacare no matter the cost, as Justice Antonin Scalia illustrated in his scathing and heroic, albeit ultimately unavailing, dissent: “Under all the usual rules of interpretation, in short, the Government should lose this case. But normal rules of interpretation seem always to yield to the overriding principle of the present Court: The Affordable Care Act must be saved.”

Welcome to America, where laws do not matter, but opinions and good intents do.  And it seems that the opinions that do matter are Progressively Liberal in nature, where the intent overrides any possible negative outcomes or consequences.  Here’s a list of “truths’’ that we’re to accept without question unless we want to run afoul of the Thought Police and be denounced as a hater (from National Review):

Exchanges established by the federal government are exchanges established by the state. Rachel Dolezal is black. Iran will honor an agreement not to develop nuclear weapons. ISIS is a JV team. There’s an epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses. Michael Brown had his hands up and pleaded “don’t shoot.” Caitlyn Jenner is a woman. Obamacare is working. 2+2 doesn’t necessarily equal 4. The polar ice caps are disappearing. The IRS is doing a decent job. The border is secure.We’ve ended two wars responsibly. Hillary Clinton turned over all work-related e-mails. An $18,200,000,000,000 debt can grow without mention. People who burn down buildings and overturn cars aren’t thugs. The OPM hack is manageable. We’ve reset relations with Russia. Entitlement reform can be kicked down the road. We’re more respected around the world.

Fantasy is always preferable to reality.  However, reality is a vindictive bitch, and will eventually slap the politicians back into the situations that they want to avoid.  Reality is coming, and it won’t be pretty because these bastards will not take any responsibility for the mess they created, and it will be up to the American people to clean it up if that’s even possible.

We had better elect good, responsible people to our government, or I have very serious doubts that this country will survive in any way, shape, or form.

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Reflections


Our thoughts and prayers go with the families and congregation of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.  The response of the congregation to the murder of nine parishioners and their pastor is as inspiring as any that I have seen in the face of such tragedy.

However, I wish I could say the same of the news channels, politicians, and even our President.  What I have to say in the following post in no way diminishes the horror of that night.

The blood was barely dry before calls for gun control measures were bandied about with the worn out promises that these proposals “would prevent such tragedies from happening” when these same people know damn well that such actions, rules, laws, regulations, etc. would not prevent anything of the sort.  It frosts me to no end that the talking heads focus upon the instrument used instead of the person responsible.  No, I’m not referring to the in-depth semi-glorification of the perpetrator by the media, but of the lack of personal responsibility, judgment, empathy, self-control, and maturity this individual showed in planning and carrying out this attack. 

Before we go too much further in assigning blame, let’s remember the following:

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People have been killing each other since the beginning of time with any and all implements that they could get their hands on (or using their bare hands) for as many reasons as a person could think of.  It’s not the implement that does the killing, it’s the person wielding the implement and their reasons for it.  If it’s not a gun, it’s a knife.  If it’s not a knife, it’s a rock.  If it’s not a rock, it’s a sharp stick.  And it goes on and on and on…

The truth of the matter is that we, as humans, are kidding ourselves when we say we are “civilized.”  We’re not.  We make laws & rules, and have formulated various moral codes to regulate our behavior and actions.  As long as we voluntarily obey the rules of society, we call ourselves “civilized.”  But all of those inhibitions will often be conveniently ignored if some advantage is seen in violating said codes & rules if that person believes the risk is worth the reward.  And that’s just the sane people…

The insane or “touched” people have no such inhibition.  Hate, the desire for fame & attention, an obsession, or some other internal motivation known only to them sends them on a path to inflict harm upon other people.  These are the folks that need the focus of the media and politicians on getting help – real help – rather than talking about disarming law-abiding people, or taking away a tool for self defense.  But that isn’t politically expedient or correct – it’s much easier blaming an object instead of a person.

Around a year ago, I wrote the following about an incident when another mentally unstable person went on a rampage in California:

This incident (among others) proves to me that no matter what laws and regulations the politicians pass for whatever purpose to reduce crime, crime will continue to happen because individuals, whether sane or insane, will commit crimes of various types.  This incident also proves to me that a nutcase can come out of the woodwork at any time and wish to harm my family or myself for the most mundane reason, or worse, no reason at all.

This is what the gun-control crowd refuses to realize – it goes against their mindset of a perfect world of where everyone gets along and no one will hurt them.  This Pollyanna view of the world just isn’t so – a view of the international news from Ethiopia to Sudan to even news of our cities (like Chicago or Detroit) bursts that bubble.  And folks with that attitude are bound and determined to get themselves and anyone else that listens to them killed.

The anti-gun crowd is continuing their predictable hand-wringing, wailing, and calling for more restrictive laws and regulations that will do nothing but inconvenience law abiding citizens and encourage more people to become unarmed and unable to defend themselves.  From examiner.com:

“That everything currently being pushed on the national level as “common sense” and “reasonable” is already in place in California, that it proved wholly inadequate at stopping a determined, mad killer, and that this does not enter into what passes for their thought processes, shows they will not be satisfied until all guns are banned from private ownership. There can be no other conclusion.”

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To continue with excerpts from the same post:

Here’s one additional thing that we have learned:  The gun is not the problem.  Most of the mass-killings from Columbine onward have been perpetrated by mentally unstable people who do not have a sense of right or wrong, who have somehow been allowed to have access to weapons of various kinds, and are in desperate need of therapy, medication, and (dare I say it) institutionalization.  These people are not only threats to themselves, but to the people around them.  But this is not what the politicians are focused upon other than lip service.

Dealing with mental health is a political minefield that politicians do not want to go into.  Patient privacy, funding, and the inexact science called psychology are only a few of the holes that a politician can wander into and become lost.  Easier to blame and vilify an object rather than have people that will accuse the politician of being insensitive and discriminatory.  Thus, the responsibility of action has been shifted from a person to an object.

That, my friends, is the problem.  Who really, seriously, blames the perpetrator of the crime?  Think about that for a little bit…

Personal responsibility has been shifted from the individual to something else.  People are only too willing to shift their personal safety to the police, blame their less than stellar actions to society, and to trust their very existence to government handouts.  Without “skin in the game,” the responsibility that a person has for their actions is now transferable to something or someone else, thus avoiding blame for any consequences and their own inaction.  This action also allows the blame-shifter to accuse others for their own shortcomings.

Next, the psycho-babble analysts delve into the person’s “issues” and “problems” seeking that “trigger” that caused a person to go off the deep end and sidle up to those “evil” guns to commit horrendous acts.  Again, it’s never the person that commits the crime, it’s always “something else” that caused it.  Ultimately, the perpetrator becomes a victim, and is almost never held fully accountable for their actions.

Last, the politicians blame the gun for the killings.  The victims blame the gun for the killings.  The parents of the victims and the perpetrator blame the gun for the killings.  Those evil gun-rights activists and the NRA are also blamed for the killings – how dare they defend the rights of people to bear arms when those arms are used to kill people?

The harsh reality is that we live in a dangerous world.  There are people who would rob, steal, & murder you for what you may have, what you look like, or what you believe.  There are laws that state that such acts are criminal, and spell out penalties for committing those acts.  However, laws are written on paper, and are useless in defending oneself in the heat of the moment.

We, as a people, have the moral right to defend ourselves.  For those non-religious people, we have a natural right to defend ourselves.  I don’t know a single person that will not fight back if assaulted unless they were surprised.  A weapon such as a gun is a tool that can be used to defend oneself and our loved ones against such an attack.  It doesn’t matter if you are an 80-year old grandmother, a person with a physical disability, a college coed, or a normal, everyday person, a gun can save your life and get you home to your family.  To willingly disarm yourself & submit yourself to the tender mercies of a criminal because of some politician saying it’s for the good of all is absolute foolishness at best & suicidal at worst. 

I, for one, refuse to die at the hands of a criminal with nothing in my hand except a cell phone with “911” on the screen…

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“There are places in the world where it is hard to imagine that anything is wrong.  It’s merely an illusion, and only the foolish think otherwise. But even more foolish are the people that cling to that illusion as if it were reality.  They are the ones that stand to lose the most when the illusion fades like so many stars in the morning sky.” – “Broken – A Podcast Novel”, Episode 1

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We are on a Slippery Slope to Idiocy…..


I have tried to stay away from this subject because it doesn’t need to be announced too much.  But this is getting far worse than a civilized society should have allowed it to get.

Now I did talk about this on my radio show on Traditional American Patriot Network, and it is something that I am totally ashamed of as a part of the greatest nation this world has ever known.  But we are allowing ourselves to be led down the slippery slope of idiocy.  I watched this for a while thinking I didn’t need to say anything because we were too smart to let it go very far.  But, it has gone much much farther than I would have ever imagined, and now I have no idea where it will end, and it isn’t going to be pretty.  As a matter of fact, it is getting downright ugly and stupid.

We started out with the riots in Ferguson, Missouri over a criminal person, who just happened to get killed by the police, after, and I repeat, after he had strong arm robbed a store, and then threatened a cop.

In the past, something like this would have gone pretty much unnoticed by most of the country because the media had a little bit of common decency to tell the truth. A big part of the problem stems from the fact that they can’t do that anymore. 

The media is only in it for sensationalism and baiting, then moving in like locusts waiting for the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to move in and take control of the situation calling it as a race issue, when it started out as a night of criminal intent and violence from one man,  and escalated to a whole town coming apart at the seams, burning, looting, shooting and killing.  I could only shake my head in shame at where we had gone.

But that wasn’t the end of it.  This spread out all over this nation, with demonstrations everywhere, where people were doing the symbol of “hands up, don’t shoot” even after this was finally reported that it didn’t happen.  People weren’t listening anymore.  They were reacting to something they thought happened because of Al Shartpton and the news.

Then New York happened with the man that died there.  More of the stupidity, of “hands up, don’t shoot” and we were on the way down the slope going faster and faster all the time…..NO BRAKES.

But the media wasn’t done yet.  They needed something else.  Baltimore showed up.  And off they went, with no thought of the truth and what was really going on, just another story to inflame the minds and the souls of the youth and the liberals.  And it worked.  Before long Baltimore was on fire like Ferguson before it.  And for what?  NOTHING BUT A NARRATIVE.

Always the narrative of “Americans are stupid and will do anything to cause trouble.”, so off they went to find something else to make American’s and America look stupid.  Along came Bruce Jenner.  And suddenly trans-sexualism became the topic of the day and Bruce became a very ugly and sorry symbol of humankind, when he decided that He was a SHE and became Caitland.  The media ran to that like hungry lapdogs who needed to exploit what was going on, and call Bruce Jenner a hero, when he is nothing more than a coward.

What it really was, was a former national olympic hero of Bruce Jenner,  who decided to get back into the news as a woman.  I said on my radio show that this was stupid and that no one but GOD could make a woman, or a man for that matter, and nothing man could do to make a man anything other than what he was born as would work.  Bruce Jenner is still a man and I will not give him the pleasure or the satisfaction of calling him what he thinks he is.  He is still a man.  But according to the media…..the world has a new woman…and the put him on the cover of Vanity Fare and off it went. 

I asked on my show the question of , “Where is this going to end?”  Then we found out.

The next step was labeled as Trans Abled.  Even I was amazed at how fast this came out.  This one blew my mind.  A perfectly able and healthy person suddenly and for no intelligent reason comes up with the scenario of “oh my God!  My arm is not my arm.  It is someone elses.  And even though it works perfectly fine, I am distressed and must have it removed.  From ‘Freedom Outpost’ came the article:  Trans Abled:  The Next “Trans” is here, and it’s worse than you could have imagined.

For years I have warned that this was a slippery slope and if we didn’t stop it, there would be no end.  With Trans-Sexual a lot of people thought it would be the answer to all the questions…but I warned that it wouldn’t end there.  That wasn’t the object of this.  Then the Trans-Abled thing came and I again warned that this was not the end of it.  It would go farther.  This whole thing is designed to go farther folks if we don’t wise up and smell the coffee.  First the Trans Sexual thing….if it works then the next, Trans Abled.  If it worked the next Trans Gender.  That is here.  But that folks sadly isn’t the end result of all this and it is planned.

What is coming?  I can make an educated guess.  We are going to have things like people wanting to marry their dog because they are in love with them.  When that works it will move on to the next stage.  And each stage will take us closer to that oblivian that is waiting for all of us…..that slippery slope that just keeps getting steeper and steeper all the time…making it harder to stop.

As a civilized society, we are losing it.  That is the easiest way to put this.  Civilization is being decimated by all this “TRANS” news.  It’s time to stop this before the next ‘trans’ comes out.  And mark my words folks….each progressing one will be more depraved than the last one.  And I guarantee you this, GOD is not happy with our behavior.

God Bless America
God Bless our Troops
God Bless us with Common Sense.

-Robert-

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The New Normal? I don’t think so!


Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil.
-Isaiah 5:20-

(CNSNews.com) — Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.

Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion that their maleness or femaleness is different than what nature assigned to them biologically.

He also reported on a new study showing that the suicide rate among transgendered people who had reassignment surgery is 20 times higher than the suicide rate among non-transgender people. Dr. McHugh further noted studies from Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic of children who had expressed transgender feelings but for whom, over time, 70%-80% “spontaneously lost those feelings.”

While the Obama administration, Hollywood, and major media such as Time magazine promote transgenderism as normal, said Dr. McHugh, these “policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention.”

It is just like the article said in CNS News. Obama, his administration, Hollywood and the major media seems to think that transgenderism is normal. IT IS NOT! And all we have to do to find this out is ask the question where will this all end?

It will end here if we make it, but, it is already on to the next step. Transabled people. These are people who are perfectly healthy and able to work, but they have this overwhelming desire that, say, their left arm is not theirs and they want to cut it off.

Really folks, this is a real thing. So they cut their arm off so they are disabled and they then become what their desires are. To be disabled. The problem here is, when someone does that they truly become disabled. But when Bruce Jenner went through the “operation” he didn’t become a man. He has only became a man who is mascarading as a woman, who is still only a man.

The media, Obama, his regime and hollywood need to realize this one. ONLY GOD CAN MAKE A WOMAN……OR A MAN FOR THAT MATTER. And no matter how high we feel about ourselves, we are NO GODS. NO…not even close.

So, the new normal? I think not. This is only a weak man’s attempt to change what is perceived as wrong to something that is perceived as right.

NO MATTER HOW MUCH we say it is normal, it isn’t.

No matter how many times they say it is right……it is still wrong. Bruce Jenner is still Bruce Jenner. A MAN. A man who is much more in jeopardy of committing suicide or something equally as bad when the limelight of what he has done isn’t in the limelight anymore.

God Bless America
God Bless our Troops
God Bless us every one.

-Robert-

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What REALITY is he living in?


I have been looking but I can't find his reality.  Where is it?

I have been looking but I can’t find his reality. Where is it?

Now folks, I have been looking, but I can’t find the reality that this moron is talking about. We are not the most respected country on earth. We haven’t been for a while. Especially since BOROKE Obama and his family hit the White House. I mean, look at what I am seeing. The reality I see is that we are the laughing stock of the world now, where our enemies have no fear of us, and our allies don’t believe we will have their backs.

I see photos of Jackie Kennedy as the first lady, regal, and dressed up for the occasion, then I see photos of the new first lady, moochelle Obama. There was a regalness and a “first ladiness” about Mrs Kennedy that you could see in each photo. But when it comes to Moochelle, all I see is ghetto. There is NO FIRST LADY about her. And Obama? He has absolutely no clue about what it means to be the president of this great country.

I keep seeing quotes from him and his cabinet, and I just shake my head in shame, that we were stupid enough to let this man get even close to the White House, let alone live in it for 8 years.

It sort of reminds me of when I was the manager of an apartment complex while I lived in Spokane, Washington.

We tried to screen the people who were moving in well, so that they wouldn’t destroy the apartment they were to live in. For the most part we succeeded. But, I remember one that was only in the apartment for a month before they had to be evicted.

They rented one of our best. A two bedroom two bath townhome, where the living room and kitchen and one bathroom was downstairs, with a balconey off the living room. Upstairs there were two bedrooms, and a bath, with another balconey in the master bedroom. It was a very nice apartment. But I digress……

These people moved in, without much of a screening, against my better judgement, and a month later I had to evict them. Before they moved in, new carpets, paint, and curtains were put in, and it was an apartment to dream about. When they left however, there were holes in the wall where drugs had been kept, the carpets were trashed, the curtains had been ruined, and all the work done before they moved in had to be redone again.

Now, thinking of this true story that I just told you, try to imagine the repair work that is going to have to be done to the people’s house when the Obama’s leave. I hate to think about it. They are nothing more than rich ghetto, and I am afraid to think about the shape of the inside of that majestic house on Pennsylvania street when they leave. Do you want to think about it?

God Bless America
God Bless our Troops
God Bless us all

-Robert-

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Memorial Day


Memorial Day

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