Jul 8, 2019

Protest v Disrespect

During the 1960s, there is no argument that the United States set the example of racism for the world.  African Americans were denied such fundamental rights as the use of public bathrooms, meals in restaurants, and even access to medical services.  African Americans deciding to travel and see their country, also had select hotels and motels around the country that were for "Colored Only" and guidebooks to show them where to find those hotels.  It was, no it is, a sad, pathetic, and very un-American time during our history.  It is one we should be ashamed of, learn from, and promise future generations that regardless of sex, religion, race, or sexual orientation, it will not happen again. 

In those 1960s, African Americans had little to be proud of in the United States and in fact, they had every right to protest, stand up, march, and demand equal rights and equal treatment.  While this happened, some chose to protest the country, but others decided to protest the action and not the country they so dearly loved.  George Foreman, the winner of the 1968 gold in boxing, had reasons to protest the treatment and demand equal rights.  He wanted rights, but he chose not to disrespect his country as a form of protest.  Foreman, after his victory for the gold medal, held up a small America flag as he was announced the winner.  Today, the former heavyweight champion, preacher, and salesman says that if he had it to do over again, he would have held up two flags.  Foreman wanted equal rights, but he understood something that today's protesters do not understand.  He understood that his best chance at getting those equal rights came from the country represented in that flag of stars and bars.

Yesterday the U.S. Women's Soccer Team won another Gold Cup.  Yeah for America!  It is a great triumph, a great accomplishment, and an excellent symbol for women and the nation.  Sadly, rather than take this opportunity to become representatives for making a change, some of the women on the team chose to disgrace the flag and even attempted to walk on it after throwing it to the ground.   In one writer's words, "They won the gold cup, and lost America."   Almost immediately after winning some on the team announced they were not going to the White House to celebrate the victory.  In fact, the actual words were "I'm not going to the F****** White House."

Just before making the statement about the "F****** White House" the team had thrown the flag down on the ground and attempted to step on it.  At the last second, the video shows another team member snatches the flag off the ground before her teammates could walk on it.  Perhaps she thought they accidentally dropped it, maybe she thought they did not mean to step on it, or perhaps she just had a little higher respect for the flag.

The Women's U.S. Soccer Team could learn something from George Foreman.  George Foreman wanted better treatment, he wanted equal rights, but he knew the United States was the best chance for that equal treatment and rights.  He chose to honor his nation and fight for equal rights at the same time.  He may not have liked the President, he may not have liked what was happening in government, and he may not have liked how life was on the streets, but he loved America nonetheless.  He respected the government, even when he disagreed with it.   Foreman set an example that the U.S. Women's Soccer Team could and should learn from, and that is respect and love your country, even when you're working to correct a wrong within your country.

In 1968 George Foreman wanted equal rights.  He won the gold in boxing.  Two days before, two American Athletics won the Gold and Silver in Track.  They also wanted equal rights, but when the Star-Spangled Banner played, and the flag of their country went up, they chose to give a Black Power sign instead of placing their hands over their hearts.  It is the equivalent of kneeling today or walking on the flag.

Interestingly, the man who chose to love his country and work to see changes would still be popular today in 2019.  Without doing an Internet search, I would be willing to bet that most people do not remember those two athletes who gave the Black Power sign nearly as well as they remember Forman.  It's a simple message, you have two avenues.  You can love your country and work for change, or you can hate your country and work for change.  How you approach the matter says a lot about you as an American, and it says a lot about you as a citizen.

Trump, love him or not, is President for four or eight years.  America, the White House, and the U.S. flag will be here long after the Trump administration has been written into the history books.  Change, one way or another will come, and for people like Foreman, they will become the People's Champion, but for those like the U.S. Women's Soccer Team that walks on America and walks away, they will likely be a short footnote in history.  Those teams and individuals will end up as small players when it comes to comparisons with a man like George Foreman.   Respect and love for your country does not mean you always agree with it, the leaders or the policies, but it means you love it and work to see a better day for it without disrespecting it.

Jul 6, 2019

Shocking Democrat Plans

Recently the Democrat leaders in Washington have started showing their plans to the public.  If you know how these things work, then you know that all groups meet, discuss, and plan out their strategies before they go public.  Once they make their plans and are ready, they gradually start showing the public what they intend to do.  The Democrats are no different in their planning actions.  However, now those plans are beginning to become apparent to the average American.  The Democrats are showing a plan that clearly not only violates your rights, but it will completely destroy the Bill of Rights and your future.  If you don't believe this, then consider just three of their leaders, but have faith there are way more than the three noted here.  Below you will see clearly what three of their Congressional leaders are planning for your America:

Nancy Pelosi-
In responding to President Trump's concerns that illegal immigration is a national emergency, Pelosi, who has long advocated strict gun laws that would continue to trounce on the 2nd Amendment, stated that a future Democrat President could declare a national emergency in gun violence.  Nobody reading her statement or hearing her heard anything except "gun confiscation."  Pelosi as Speaker has become one of the leaders in the Democrat's drive to disarm the American public and implement new laws to weaken the 2nd Amendment.  Not only are these statements directly contrary to the Bill of Rights which states that the right to bear arms "shall not be infringed," but they clearly and openly declare the leadership of the Democrat Party has an intention of future gun confiscation and that it has been discussed, planned, and plotted by the highest people in their party. 

Eric Swalwell-
Swalwell is not only a Democrat Representative in a high powered position, but he is also a current candidate for President of the United States.  Yes - President!  In a Twitter dispute with an American citizen, actually several of them, Swalwell suggested the government would confiscate guns in the future (sound familiar to Pelosi above?).  When the citizens stated that they would not stand for this type of treatment and that it might lead to protest or even war against the government for violating the 2nd Amendment, Swalwell responded that any conflict would be "a short one because the government has the nukes."  Swalwell not only threatened to confiscate guns from the American public - a violation of the 2nd Amendment - he outright stated that any protest against that confiscation might result in a nuclear strike.  Now we are not talking about a nuclear attack against on a foreign power here!  He is clearly saying he would not only fire atomic weapons against Americans, but he would shoot them at Americans on U.S. soil.  Swalwell takes the gun confiscation platform of the Democrats and ups it to a form of a dictatorship that they falsely accuse Trump of doing.    Anytime the government threatens the people with violence to gain compliance with illegal actions, then you have the makings of dictatorship and a country that looks very different from our Republic.  He is outright throwing the 1st Amendment and the right to address your government out the door!  Keep in mind also, this Swalwell wants to be President - in other words, he wants the button and the power to launch those nukes he so freely threatened to use on Americans.

Frederica Wilson-
You may remember Democrat Congresswoman Wilson of Florida and her recent threats.  If you do not remember her, think constant"Rodeo" attendee or "Macho-Man Look-Alike."  Now, in all seriousness, friends especially, please pray for me because I just made fun of Wilson's dress and hat and I know this is going on social media. If Wilson has her way, I will be prosecuted for making fun of a member of Congress.  Sorry lady, you kinda open yourself up with your 1970s Rhinestone Cowboy look there....oops, did it again!  Anway, Wilson stated that anyone making fun of Congress members should be prosecuted and put in jail.  She not only said they should be placed in prison, she outright said that they need legislation to make that a law.  So, Pelosi attacks your 2nd Amendment rights, Swalwell attacks your rights to address your grievances to the government and violates your 1st Amendment rights.  He further throws your 2nd Amendment rights out the window.   Wilson takes the Democrat platform further and attacks your 1st Amendment rights by throwing your freedom of speech out the window without the threat of military strikes on U.S. soil, but instead with laws implemented to remove your rights.

These leaders of the Democrat Party have clearly stated their objectives.  They want to throw out the 1st Amendment and the 2nd Amendment and virtually walk all over your freedom!  If they are successful, how long do you think it will be before the freedom of religion, the freedom of the press, and the rest of your freedoms come under attack?  If they genuinely want to confiscate guns, stop you from talking negatively about them, then do you really think that is all they want?  If they are publically saying this stuff now, you can bet they have planned, plotted, and calculated the correct time and place to start their attack.  You can also be assured that they have a lot more in their plans than what has been told so far.  The America they want is not the America of the Republic, but it is an America of a new rule and new order that will not resemble anything our Constitution and Bill of Rights has promised.  It is apparent that Democrats want your voice, the voice of freedom, gone from the United States.  Perhaps Washington summed it up best when he said, "If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the slaughter."

Jul 3, 2019

The Republic

In the 1960 movie "The Alamo" John Wayne, who plays David Crockett, has a scene where he is talking to Travis and about what a new Republic and he says:

"Republic.  I like the sound of the word.  It means people can live free, talk free, go or come, buy or sell, be drunk or sober, however they choose.  Some words give you a feeling.  Republic is one of those words that makes me tight in the throat; the same tightness a man gets when his baby takes his first step or his first baby shaves and makes his first sound like a man.  Some words give you a feeling that makes your heart warm.  Republic is one of those words." 
Today we are at the threshold of the celebration of the Fourth of July, the day that independence was declared by the thirteen colonies.  Much like Wayne's words above, the colonists desired to "live free, talk free, go or come" and many other things as free men.  They wanted a government that would represent them and their interest and not that of a king halfway around the world.  When the dust settled from those sparks of revolution on that Fourth of July, the United States would be born.  The United States would become the Constitutional Republic. 

Our Republic has certainly had its challenges and its ups and downs.  There have been times when the idea of the Republic have been challenged, pushed to the limit, and even pushed aside for a mob rule mentality.  There have certainly been times when the majority or the guy with the biggest stick got his way.  We can walk through our history and see glaring examples of it from the Trail of Tears to the lynchings without trials.  We can see the Republic stomped on in these moments when laws meant to protect were simply brushed aside by those in charge because they had the majority. 

Despite the times our Republic has been brushed aside, in the end, it has prevailed.   It has prevailed because there have been men and women of this great Republic who have stepped forward and said, "No.  This is not what our Republic represents."  The Republican Party built its foundation on the idea that all men should be free in the United States.  The party was known as the Abolitionist, and their primary goal was to bring the laws and benefits of the Republic to all those living in the United States.  To bring these benefits to all people would mean that slavery had to end.  It had to stop not just in the new states added to the United States as it grew, but it had to end in all slave states in the country.  The Republic was being challenged, as it had been before and as it would again.  As always, men and women were willing to stand up and say, "No.  This is not what our Republic represents."

There are those today who would distort, and change history simply because it is not always a pretty picture.  But we do not need to change our past or distort it, but instead, we need to embrace it.  We need to look at our history of slavery, lynchings, the mistreatment of our Native American friends, and the mistreatment of any group of people.  We need to study, learn, and be prepared because no Republic has ever stood without challenges.  There will always be a group of people larger than another group willing to embrace a world where the republic no longer protects the individual.  We must stand ready today and tomorrow and remember that the Fourth of July is a celebration of an idea that we can be different, that we can be better, that we can have the freedom and that freedom can be found in the strong protections offered by the Republic. 

As you prepare for the celebrations and the Fourth of July holiday, take a moment to reflect on what you have in this Republic.  Be thankful for the changes that have come about to protect your rights and freedoms, study the history of when that Republic has been challenged.  Know that no group, no matter how large, can take away your individual protections under the Republic.  If you stop and take a moment to look at the Republic of the United States in that way, you may just find that what Wayne said back in 1960 on the silver screen is just as accurate today as it was then.  "Some words give you a feeling that makes your heart warm.  Republic is one of those words."

Jun 28, 2019

Democrat Candidates Support Medical Coverage for Illegal Immigrants

from NBC News reports

Last night at the Democrats debates the question was presented as to how many of them would support healthcare coverage for illegal immigrants.   This may come as a shock to veterans who are trying to get the healthcare benefits promised to them when they signed up to serve.  It may also come as a shock to small business owners struggling to pay taxes and maintain healthcare insurance.  It may come as a surprise to the young worker with no healthcare benefits at his job who happens to also make just a little too much money to have government subsidized healthcare.  It may, in fact, shock a lot of people, but out of all ten Democrat candidates, every single one of them raised their hand to support healthcare benefits for illegal immigrants. 

Now, for education purposes alone, let us identify what it means to be an "Illegal Immigrant."  I mean, you know we really need to clarify this for our Democrat friends reading this page!  We'll break this down simply - there are two types of immigrants to this country.  There are "Legal Immigrants" and there are "Illegal Immigrants."  Just as a head's up, we in the Republican Party support "Legal Immigrants." 

Ok, here we go - Illegal Immigrants is a person who comes to this country illegally (gentle reminder, illegal means against the law).  This person attempts to cross borders, fly, drive, or walk into the country without authorization.  We understand that some of these people are fleeing from a bad government - you know, this is usually obvious as they fly the flag of the country they are fleeing from to us.  Anyway, this person decides to sneak into the United States, defy United States Immigration laws - the laws put in place and operated for years by both Republicans and Democrat administrations - and they simply snub their noses at U.S. law.  They intend to enter the country by any means whatsoever and they intend to ignore U.S. law to do it.  That is an illegal immigrant.

Now, here we go again - Legal Immigrant is a person who comes to this country and applies for stay maybe through a student stay, a work stay, or some other avenue.  He or she decides they love this country - I know, what's not to love, right? - and they decide they want to stay.  This person then takes classes, studies, learns about the United States and the laws of the United States and he or she applies and becomes a citizen of the United States.  This person can now vote, run for office, participate in the business, and work all "legally" in the United States.  He or she can travel freely and without fear of deportation across the nation.   They are not in a nation no longer as an immigrant, but they are in the nation as a citizen.   I personally know many of these "legal immigrants" and do you know what they are most proud of?  Do you know what they say is their greatest pride about being here?  They are most proud to be a "Citizen" of the United States of America.  They are proud to abide by the laws, participate in elections, have a voice in government, and support their fellow citizens.  They honor veterans - many of them being veterans - they honor the flag, they honor "Our" country, and they cling to the American flag often with more pride and love than some natural born citizens do!  That, my friend, is a Legal Immigrant and the person you want next door and standing next to you when and if the going gets tough in America!

 The bottom line - we have a problem in this country with healthcare for citizens, healthcare for our veterans, and illegal immigration.  Instead of fixing these three problems, the current slew of ten Democrat candidates wants to extend healthcare benefits to illegal immigrants.   They want to extend healthcare benefits to people who, before they have even crossed into the United States, have violated our laws.

Your Democrat candidates have gone off their rockers!  They are trying to convince Americans that the word "Illegal" is somehow good and worthy of attention.   

I will leave you with one final thought for consideration.  If a person will assume the status of an illegal immigrant to enter the United States, do you really think that person will honor and respect the laws of this country when they get here since their very entry was based on an illegal action?

Jun 24, 2019

Democrat Lies and Distortions

Have you ever noticed how the Democrat Party is constantly saying President Trump is lying?  In fact, the Democrat party continues to accuse Republicans at large of lying, distorting facts, and misleading people.  It's an interesting phenomenon called "Psychological Projection".   According to Wikipedia, Psychological Projection occurs when one person projects his or her guilt or issues on to someone else.  The example given is "a person who is habitually intolerant may constantly accuse other people of being intolerant."  At the very basic level, it is "blame shifting" and Democrats have become masters of this deception that essentially equals lies and distortions.

Consider just a few incidents from the last couple of hundred years.  The Republican Party was formed to abolish slavery.  Democrats wanted to maintain slavery and even incorporated it into their reasons behind the Civil War.  However, Democrats attempt to blame Republicans for the issues of slavery.

Consider, Democrats in Little Rock refused to allow African-American children to attend school at Central High in the 1960s.  It was a Republican President, Eisenhower, who sent the United States Army to Little Rock and forced the Democrats to comply with federal law and allow the children to attend school.  However, Democrats now call Republicans racists.

Consider, Democrats opposed the rights of African-Americans to vote.  Republicans overwhelmingly supported the rights of African-Americans to vote and in fact, the first legislators elected to Congress who were African-American were all Republicans.   However, Democrats continue to not only call Republicans racist, but they also continue to promote a concept that the entire Republican Party is all rich, old white men intent on staying in power. 

Consider, Democrats opposed the right of women to vote.  However, one hundred years ago today Republicans pushed, fought and won the battle for equality at the voting booth.  Today, Republican women can be found from the city, county, state and at the highest levels of government in Washington.  However, Democrats continue to promote an idea that Republicans hate women and in fact that Republican men are making all the decisions for women across the nation - this is despite the fact that Republican, elected women are sitting right in front of these Democrats and  making decisions!

Sadly, it appears that the Democrat lies and distortions will do nothing but continue into this new generation of Democrats.  Even the young generations of Democrats in Washington seem bent on continuing the proud Democrat tradition of deception. 

Consider, yesterday an accident occurred at an oil refinery in Philadephia.  It is upsetting and sad and our prayers are with the families affected and the community.  We know that OSHA and others will investigate and determine what went wrong and hopefully we will learn from whatever mistakes caused this accident.  However, rather than tweet a concern, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out, with a picture of the explosion, "This was Philadephia after an oil refinery exploded this morning."  Once again, Democrats are distorting the truth.  This was "not all of Philadephia".  If you are to believe the distorted pictures the Representative presented, then you will think that Philadephia blew up yesterday morning and was perhaps destroyed by the terrible accident.  In truth, there was damage to the plant, the area is safe, and four people lost their lives.  Alexandra would have you believe the entire city of Philadephia was destroyed!

The next example we have comes from Democrat Presidential hopeful Eric Swalwell - you may remember this fine young Democrat as the man who wanted to "Nuke" Americans to end an uprising should the government try to take away guys and destroy the 2nd Amendment.   Nonetheless, Swalwell has not learned any lessons from his tweets and yesterday he tweeted the statement, "If you're Hispanic, there's nothing realDonaldTrump wont do to break your family, cage your children, or erase your existence with a weaponized census." Wow, so according to Mr. Swalwell and his well-learned Democrat distortions and lies, every single Hispanic person in the United States needs to be afraid of the government!  According to Swalwell "all" Hispanics need to be concerned!  This means that the Hispanic descendant who was born in the United States and is a citizen needs to be concerned.  The legal immigrants who have come to the United States obtained his or her citizenship needs to be concerned.  Naturally, Swalwell is simply a Democrat mouthpiece of lies and deceptions. 

Perhaps the only positive thing that can be gained from the Democrats continued attachment to lies and distortions is that it is a sign that they have no platform to stand on without the lies.   Psychological Projection usually means the person or group has no defense for his or her positions and simply decides to "project" his or her issue, problems, or shortcomings off to someone else.  Make no mistake, the Democrat Party has been using these tactics for years.  Now they are teaching a new generation of Democrats just how it's done.