Dear America

You are a majestic place. In the beginning, people came to your shores seeking freedom mostly from religious persecution. Ultimately, they were colonized by the super power of their day, but they rebelled. They rebelled against a government imposed on them from afar. It oppressed their freedom and stole their wealth. When they declared independence from this oppressive government led by its mortal king, it was with acknowledgment before God and the world that men are endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights. In the declaration, they appealed to the “Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude” of their intentions. They further affirmed “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence”, to mutually pledge to each other their Lives, their Fortunes and their sacred Honor.

The men who founded the United States of America, appealed to God for the righteousness of their intentions and asked for divine intervention. Because of this reliance on and trust in God, and for no other reasons, God blessed you and made you the freest and most prosperous nation in the history of nations.

You became a beacon of light to the world’s un-free. You sacrificed lives of your sons and daughters and your wealth to free people in other nations. You conquered other lands only to return them to free people.

People again came to your shores seeking freedom with a hope of better lives and a chance to prosper. When they arrived, they found a place unique in world history. It was an exceptional place. A land with no mortal kings. A land governed by the people. A land where anyone could pursue his dreams. Divine providence was evident.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

From the great oceans, across your great plains, over your majestic mountains and into your sprawling cities, darkness crept over your land. It started when government took God and prayer from school children. It continued when government condoned taking the lives of the unborn and the glorification of sexual immorality. Many of your people turned from God and embraced evil while your government was subtly stealing their freedom.

You are not a perfect nation. Perfection is not attainable in this world. You have wounds from past atrocities to your own people that some do not want to let heal. They profit from rubbing salt into those wounds. Your people chose a leader on a promise, on mortal hope, to once and for all to heal those wounds and unite your people. His actions achieved the opposite of his promise.

Before your people chose this leader, he had already declared his belief that you were not a Christian nation.

“Whatever we once were, we’re no longer a Christian nation.” Barrack Hussein Obama, United States Senator

America, if you are no longer a Christian nation, what must you be? The leader you chose traveled the world prostrating himself before leaders of other nations apologizing for America. In double speak, he declared that there is no American Exceptionalism. There is nothing that sets you apart from tyranny and failed societies. In his view, there is nothing special about America.

“I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” Barrack Hussein Obama, President of the United States of America

He appeared before a world body and did not defend your God given freedoms. Instead, he condemned their use and declared:

“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” Barrack Hussein Obama, President of the United States of America

The timeless battle continues. One must ask what has the prophet or Islam brought his followers when compared to what the God of Christianity has brought to His.

Instead of vigorously defending the God given freedom that made you a great nation, your leader rejected the Christian God before the world and submitted your people to Islam.

“You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3 (NIV)

America, the most blessed nation man has ever witnessed, you must turn back to God and fight the evil that has a death grip on the throat of your people. You must again seek the protection of divine Providence or this world’s last free place will end.

But know that men may inhabit a land, they may destroy its government, but they can never destroy the spirit God has written on the hearts of free men.

With my utmost respect,

A Native Son

©2012

Hollywood Stupid

Hollywood stupid is a frame of mind, maybe it is mental disorder. It is where one develops a fantasy of life in his head and then tries to apply it to world realities. The results are typically catastrophic. If only the individual, his real life usually crumbles into pieces in clouds of immorality, infidelity and dishonesty like a typical Hollywood marriage. The life crumbles because its foundation is a daydream built on little more than exaggeration and self-adoration. If he is a leader, the impact is often more tragic. Tortured, dead ambassadors for example.

Those who become Hollywood stupid have obvious character traits. They have an intellectual superiority complex. They consider themselves infinitely brighter than those who might believe in God and creation. Or to any who might accept that freedom is God-given. In their view, clinging to your Bible is just old thinking. Avoidance of truth rather than seeking it. Past its age. Not applicable to today. They umm a lot when speaking.

These intellectually superior people do not accept that there is a supernatural influence on a person’s spirituality. No, they seek out Deepak Chopra to enlighten them. Or they find an articulate script reader who is a blank slate on which they can paint any image they choose. Typically, it is an image that fits into their fantasy. They idolize the image until the day that reality hits them square in the face. Sometimes harsh reality cures their mental disorder, too often not.

Our nation’s liberal-communist-progressives are Hollywood stupid. Most of them led pampered lifestyles, yet would ask you to believe they grew up ragged and walked to school barefoot in the snow and uphill both ways. Ragged and barefoot tugs at your heart. It helps construct the fantasy character that can then have a basis on which to tell you why wealth redistribution is so vitally important. So all kids can have the shoes I did not and we can flatten those hills or at least lower ocean levels.

Life for them is no more than a movie script. Always in rewrite to keep the series alive.

Evil works. Evil takes hold. It embraces, encourages and builds them up, at least in their own minds. It makes them wildly famous, wealthy and influential. Then when it is finished with them it crushes them. Totally and completely. You cannot play with evil. Evil is not a good playmate.

Our Hollywood stupid liberal-progressive-communists justify murdering Islamists with a video that no one ever heard about before our ambassador was brutally murdered in Libya. They get the storyline out quickly when their fantasy world clashes with reality. They get it out there because they know the Hollywood stupid media will run with it and continue with it even after it is proven false. The media is filled with people who have great speaking voices. They sound really convincing. They can memorize scripts and robotically repeat them until the lie becomes ingrained in the national mind. These enablers are so sold on the fantasy characters they love that they cannot see the cliff over which they will be chucked when they are no longer useful. Evil works. Evil loves Hollywood stupid.

Did you ever think about why the liberal-progressive-communists would ally themselves with the Muslim Brotherhood Islamists? I do not believe it is that complicated. They have a mutual goal. The destruction of the United States of America. Neither of them believe in the God of Christianity, otherwise they might pretend some outrage when taxpayer funded art is a picture of Christ in a jar of urine. God is the foundational cornerstone of the United States of America. Our founding declaration asked for the protection of divine providence. To succeed, the Islamists and their liberal-progressive-communist friends must remove our cornerstone. Neither of them can co-exist with freedom. There is no individual freedom in Islam and there is none in Communism. They must take away our freedom. Both are bold faced liars. They can never be truthful about their aims. They cannot live in the light of truth. They can only survive in a dark, dishonest world.

Simply stated, the Islamists and their liberal-progressive-communist friends will remain true to their mutual goal which is the destruction of the United States of America and freedom. They have no honor, nor do any media personalities who support them. They will tell any lie, fabricate any fantasy and ally themselves with any entity that shares their goal. If they win, what follows will not be pretty.

©2012

While freedom slips away

It was probably the smallest theatre in the multiplex. The audience was maybe a dozen. Except for my wife, me and a lady sitting in the row in front of us the rest were north of 70 age-wise.

We were not supposed to be here this weekend. We were headed for Gatlinburg to spend a quite weekend with some old friends. These old friends, like me, spent much of their lives in the Army. We try to get together once each year. Two are old Vietnam combat Veterans. Motorcycle riders, but no silver pony tails for these two. This makes them older than me, but they will never admit to that. They also have blushing brides who spent that time in service, too much of it alone and waiting, with them. Typical military families led and protected by an old Soldier, but anchored by a strong woman. There is also a female member of our small band. A veteran of Afghanistan who lost her husband in this long war, she too was unable to make it this weekend. They are all freedom loving, America loving, and ready for a brawl at the drop of a hat to defend their honor and that of their country. These are friends I am blessed to have. Events kept us apart this weekend, but we will have other times until the last of us standing lifts a toast to the others. In a free America.

I was all set to write about something else this weekend. Looking at world events, I really wanted to vent some anger. I wanted to point out what happens when liberalism meets a world filled with evil. In our case, it usually means dead Americans. Yep. I wanted to talk about liberalism, a weakened nation, the erosion of our freedoms and convenient crises. Is it not a wonder to you that with politicians who want to control the Internet, a President who wants to own the kill switch and in the midst of it all there appears this anti-Islam video blamed for causing the current turmoil? An idea already debunked. Rather than defend a most basic American freedom of speech, Hillary and Jake the Snake ran out of adjectives decrying the use of it while prostrating themselves before the Islamists. Liberalism kills. People and freedom.

I have never accepted that there is coincidence. Everything happens for a purpose, whether it is man caused or supernatural. So my wife and I found ourselves sitting in the cozy little theatre, splitting a giant bag of popcorn, without butter, and a gallon of pop Mayor Bloomberg. There were no giant transforming robots breaking down buildings, no Iron Men or Incredible Hulks, and Sly Stallone was not there leading a band of good-hearted mercenaries against thousands of bad guys. Nope, there was none of that. There was just a story about freedom and how you and I may be letting it slip away.

The movie is The Last Ounce of Courage. There is no sex, no foul language, no mayhem. It will be panned by critics and made fun of by others. But, somehow, I think I was supposed to be there to see this movie today. The movie told me what I and many Americans know. We are giving our freedoms away. One at a time. That is the only way freedom can be lost. The point of the movie is that we are allowing the bullies to intimidate us into foregoing our freedoms. We are just watching it happen. We are watching it happen in the shadows of the spirits of the men and women who have sacrificed their lives defending it and in the shadows of our forefathers driven here hungering for freedom.

Every person has freedom in his heart. Placed there by God. This movie will touch your heart in many ways. It will point out that freedom is being lost and it will leave you with a single burning question. What are you going to do about it? I was supposed to see this movie today. I am supposed to answer that question.

©2012

Visions for the future

I come from a family of Democrats. More truthfully, generations of Democrats. Generations of people who voted a straight Democrat ticket. In much of West Virginia, at least for the local elections, it still happens that way. It explains why our state is a perennial bottom feeder. Democrats have been in charge of it for all of my life, even during the brief respites of Republican governorships. Our Democrat politicians and their yellow dog followers (maybe we should rename them yellow sheep) continue to support the national Democrat party. Even while the policies of “the party” destroy our state, we hear Senator Joe Manchin and his replacement Governor Earl Ray Tomblin along with Congressional lifer Nick Joe Rahall and Cecil Roberts, the President of the United Mine Workers Union declaring how vigorously they are battling the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) overreaching regulations that are crushing the coal industry. They always leave out that this is the EPA of the Administration and national party they did and still do embrace. But, it is much more than that. I know West Virginians. No matter how yellow the dog, most still value God, family and country and typically in that order. The progressive-communist dominated Democrat party is at odds with all of those.

Maybe our local Democrats thought they would be overlooked in November if they hid out during their party’s convention. They offered up plenty of reasons for not making the short trip down Interstate 77 to Charlotte, but they were hiding – plain and simple. They were hiding, because it is clear these days that the progressive-communists own their party. Rather than acknowledging it and fighting it, they hide from it hoping it will go away. Hoping for change I suppose. Barring a miracle, however, cancer does not just go away. There is no more Democrat party, at least not the one of my ancestors. Not the one of West Virginians.

Local Democrats remain loyal to the party that removed God from their party’s platform. That is in stark contrast to what the typical West Virginian asserts to value. God would have stayed out too, had not someone asked them to explain his absence. Then they voted on it. The party of tolerance actually had to vote on whether God should be included in their platform – their vision for America. Wow. Not only that, but by listening to the voice vote that was taken three times, it was plain that a majority of them did not support the change. Three times they denied God. Then when it was declared that God was back in anyway, many of them booed. This is not the party of generations of West Virginians. This is the party of Godless progressive-communists. Their God is a controlling, freedom destroying government.

Jesus answered, “I tell you, Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me.” Luke 22:34

“Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven. Matthew 10:32-33

Then they insist that there is a war on women perpetrated by woman hating Republicans. To address that, they trot out Sandra Fluke, a near middle aged “co-ed”, who insists that we, who would prefer not to, supply her condoms and birth control pills or at least give her the money for them. Apparently young women, if you accept the premise of the Fluke case, shamelessly go to college for the sex first.

Then they insist in, freedom of choice they call it, abortion on demand – and that taxpayers subsidize that as well. When the progressive-communists speak of choice, they are endorsing killing babies. For proof, just remember that they want to tell us what to eat, what to drive, what type of light bulbs to put in our houses…. and whether we can openly practice our religion.

He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Matthew 18:2-6

It probably holds that if you tossed God out of your party, none of that has any impact on your thinking.

Then along comes Bubba. The party that declares there is a war on women sends out their super-star to sway the nation. This is a man, allegedly a married one, who respects the office of the President by having sex with an intern inside the Oval Office. A man who perjured himself and who stands accused of being a serial predator of women. He is a one man war on women, yet, he is the iconic leader of his party – a soulless party with no conscience and apparently no morals.

They endorse homosexual marriage. Coupled with abortion, the progressive-communists continue their war on children and the family.

The President assured us, while still a candidate, that his goal was to fundamentally transform the United States of America. Now he tells us he needs more time to get the job done. More time to redistribute wealth. More time to trample on the Constitution. More time to render Congress totally irrelevant and impotent. More time to build a Godless third world communist dictatorship. More time.

“On every issue, the choice you face won’t be just between two candidates or two parties. It will be a choice between two different paths for America. A choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future.” – President Obama

How so very true Mr. President. How so very true.

©2012

You gotta let’em go

Labor Day weekend. Summer is ending. Football season is starting. The slobber knocking will not be confined to the field turf. It is also the political season. On a good note, gasoline is not four bucks a gallon here in Wild and Wonderful. Nope. It is only $3.99.9. Ever wonder how much gasoline you could purchase for the other fraction of a cent. I expect it is not enough to allow you to stand near the pump and smell the fumes. I am a tad cynical in my old age, but if not for stupid politicians and the people who own them, gasoline would be a buck fifty. And the United States of America would not be sending billions of dollars each year to the house of Saud.

Saw the results of an interesting poll this morning. Nah, not a political poll. The purpose of 99.9 percent of those is to sway not inform the voting population. You know how that works. If most of the women are voting for one candidate the implication for the rest is that they are somehow below average or out of the mainstream in their thinking. The same with ethnic groups, religious affiliations, youths, senior citizens, blah, blah, ad infinitum. The bought and paid for pollsters, like the bought and paid for media, do not wish to inform us anyway. Only sway. If you are either, hang your head in shame knowing that people died to preserve freedom only to have their patriotic spirits watch you destroy it in the name of a failed ideology. May your countrymen survive to forgive your willing ignorance.

There is a core of people with whom I spent most of my life that Americans can count on. We can count on them to tell the truth because their lives and the lives of their brothers and sisters depend on what is real. They depend on truth. They cannot survive by following utopian ideals or adhering to political correctness so as to not hurt someone’s feelings. Neither can they falsely support social engineering fiascoes that only serve to weaken them. They must deal with hard truth every single day that they pull on their boots and go to work. Their lives and the survival of a free nation depend on it.

It was an internal Army poll. I have taken them myself. In this poll, only 26 percent of the active duty Army Officers who completed it thought the Army was headed in the right direction. People who lay it all on the line each day for you and me believe our Army is in trouble. It is in trouble, they believe, because of political correctness. In the Army, that means a leadership environment where senior leaders support political correctness and subordinate leaders cannot openly call BS on it without losing their careers. When a subordinate leader cannot, with some candor and personal courage, look his direct leader in the eye and tell him the truth, we are in trouble. Real, serious trouble.

In the Army, there have always been great troop leaders willing to tell the truth. There will always be. When you place them in an environment that discourages them from speaking out then put an anonymous poll in their hands, the will tell you the cold truth. They have told senior Army leaders that they are more focused on the political side than on the warrior side. When leaders lose the trust of the warriors they lead, it will never turn out well. In this case, for the led and for the nation.

The Soldiers completing this poll are pleading. They are pleading for you and me, the people who sit in comfort in our homes while they deal with deadly rules of engagement that are getting them killed, to do something. They are pleading for our help. Help to do something they cannot do. Replace their politically bent and politically correct leaders with honest, courageous leadership. Warriors.

Our Soldiers take care of us. They sacrifice life and family to keep us free. We owe them. On Election Day, we can do our part to pay them back by cleaning our house of inept leaders. Beginning with the Commander in Chief.

As Clint Eastwood said the other day, while appropriately addressing and empty chair, when they are not doing the job you hired them to do, you gotta let’em go.

©2012