Friday, May 28, 2010

Dont' Just Give Thanks To Our Soldiers, Fight For Them

In 1776, an extraordinary group of men signed a document affirming our God-given right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Their commitment to the principles outlined here are summed up in its final sentence: "And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor."

Since the American Revolution, nearly 1.2 million American Patriots have died in defense of liberty. Additionally, 1.4 million have been wounded in combat, and tens of millions more have served honorably, surviving without physical wounds.

So on this Memorial Weekend the least we can do is fall to our knees in thankful prayer to honor these brave men and women who took the oath to risk their lives to defend our Constitution and the Liberty or Freedom that it so eloquently espouses.

At this time it is my feeling and belief that when we finish this prayer that we must do much more.  We need to fight for the rights, safety, and support of our troops in these times when there are forces who do not respect and honor their mission nor their Constitution.  How?

Let's start with supporting our military leaders, the leaders of all four service groups, who do not want the Congress to cram the elimination of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" down their throats.  These leaders are reported to be furious with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Obama's top military advisor, James Jones, for negotiating a compromise with the White House to allow the Congress to pass legislation to allow gays in the military WHILE THEY STUDY THE IMPACT of such legislation.  This is another insane act, and in this case, it is clearly to appease the gay lobby even though it could bring great harm to our military readiness.  Common sense says you do not allow a boy to shower and share an open dormitory with girls at summer camp without causing repercussions.  Some of the girls would choose not to attend summer camp.  Some of the parents would not allow this as well.  Some of the kids would misbehave.  The need for supervision would dramatically increase.  The real truth is though, we have no idea what the repercussions would be. The same is most probable in disrupting our military that is terribly strained at this time as we fight two wars and face nuclear threats from Iran and North Korea.

Secondly, we need to leave the war strategies to the military.  My gosh, did we not learn our lesson in Vietnam as to the results when politicians run a war.  Military leaders will tell you today that Nam was a war of logistics.  If we would have used our strength in mining and bombing the harbors in North Vietnam while bombing the supply routes in North Vietnam, China, and Laos the war would have been over much quicker and with a better outcome.  We could have cut the supply lines to the Vietcong and NV troops in the South.  Instead we were afraid the French would get mad if we harmed their ships and fought the Cong in their jungles instead.  Today, our Commander in Chief  tells the Taliban and Al-Qaida when we will leave Afghanistan, drags his feet in sending troops, and then warns the enemy before we send our troops into a city to drive out the bad guys.  This is a "leave so we will not have to harm you and then we will leave your country and you bad guys can come back strategy".  Maybe this worked for a community organizer in Chicago or in a debate at Harvard but it doesn't work in war, and our poor military leaders know it.

Thirdly, let the military (along with the CIA) set the rules of engagement with the enemy and handle captives without lawyers or politicians looking over their soldiers.  When you are going into a village and a guy comes out with a gun, shoot him.  Don't let him shoot first and while our soldier is making sure there aren't people in the line of fire.  If we are not at war, then bring our troops home.  If we are at war, let the military win.

Lastly along with insuring our military is well led, we need to drive our congressman crazy in making sure our service people are well paid, well armed, well supported, and receive world class medical and disability care.  Too many stories are on the Internet about bureaucratic nightmares in providing proper care for returning service people.  To hell with uninsured illegal immigrants.  Take care of our returning soldiers.

Memorial day is a good time to give thanks for our troops and their sacrifice.  The day after Memorial day is a good time to fight for our troops because of their sacrifice.

Think about it,


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Causing Danger to Our Country While Suffering Fools?

The first cup of coffee hadn't hit the bottom of their cups yesterday until Billy Roy Mitchum, local C&W performer whose voice and stage presence would make any vineyard proud as it just gets better and better while semi-aging, posed the big question to Aunt Martha, local resident librarian and word expert, "What is the definition of TREASON?" 

Aunt Martha relishes puzzles, quizzes, and challenges while not being completely upset about gaining the limelight.  "Treason is the crime of of doing something that could cause danger to your country, such as helping its enemies during a war."

Well the noise was deafening as the folks pulled their chairs toward B.M. being he is the unofficial Chairman and all, "Some months ago I posed the question 'who will be the first big time political leader to speak the obvious by calling our President a Socialist', and as we heard last week, Newt clearly spoke the obvious in his new book labeling Obama a Secular-Socialist.  Not as clear and obvious, but a real possibility is that someone will come forward in the not so distant future, and ask if our own President has crossed the line in a treasonous way?"

Lighting Sledge, world class fisherman and legendary enjoyer of life, broke the silence that followed B.M.'s profundity, "What events would make you even consider such an unimaginable thing in these United States of ours?"

"Well, if someone was infiltrating your country illegally by allowing more than 10 million people, including drug cartels and Islamic Jihadist Terrorists, would you think this might meet the definition of 'doing something that causes danger to your country?'  Just last week  for the first time (at least to this cowboy's knowledge), a foreign head of state (that being Mexico) who is promoting an illegal, and often dangerous invasion of America came to our country, met with our president, and, from the White House itself, received our president's public support for that invasion.  This same Mexican bozo spoke to Congress and received a standing ovation from its Democratic members for his country's war on America's borders while the Republicans sat there on their hands like stumps on logs.  I guess we are supposed to be pleased that they didn't applaud as well.  Hell this guy, even received a standing ovation from the Democratic members of Congress when he criticized the citizens of Arizona for daring to try to fashion a defense of their part of the American-Mexican border.  All the while he was supported by statements of our own president, attorney general, and secretary of homeland defense.  And of course this is the attorney general who hasn't read the Arizona bill.  Eric Holder's astonishing admission was completely ignored by ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, The Associated Press, Time or Newsweek, according to Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center."

And here came Butch Jackson who is a little slow suffering from some recent medical issues, "Any sane person would ask themselves this president's motive, and yet it is as clear as the bugs on your windshield, this Socialist must get re-elected to pass his extreme policies of transforming America into a Socialist State.  He needs the Mexican vote plus other traditional Democratic voters.  He and his machine will use the word DISCRIMINATION  everywhere possible to appeal to feminists, gays, and blacks.  And this next week he is going to try to make up with Israel, even against his favorite Middle East Muslims, to tuck in the Jewish vote.  I have never understood why they vote Democrat when it's only the Republicans that stand between Israel and annihilation.  Reid/Pelosi will push the elimination in the military of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy through this week to try to get that voter group to the polls in November."

Butch is rolling downhill now, "Let's be honest, the real danger to America is not presidential impostors like Barack Hussein Obama but self centered and ignorant voters capable of putting someone like him in office. It will be far easier to repair the dangers of the Obama presidency than it will to repair the common sense and good judgment of voters who have put such a man in office. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Obama, who is a mere symptom of what is threatening America . Blaming Obama doesn't solve today's problem of 'single issue' voters who buy the idiot pitchs that pour from the Secular Socialist Machine."

And of course B.M. closed the coffee proceedings for the day, "I think what you are saying, Butch, is the Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely an ambitious fool. It is less likely to survive a whole bunch of fools from drugstores and Dairy Queens around the country such as those who made him their president."

Think about it,


Monday, May 24, 2010

Illegals and Discrimination

Got a call from Mom this weekend.  She says never have the folks at the Cafe been as confused as they are over this whole Illegal Immigration problem that has morphed into claims of DISCRIMINATION.  She says," It starts right there. Why is our own  Federal Government more worried about discriminating against law breakers than they are enforcing our laws?  What oaths did this Obama administration take?"  Then Mom says the absurdities get even more surreal, "Why do people think Americans are racist when they welcome immigrants as long they abide by immigration laws, get a sponsor, obey American laws, pay their taxes, speak and read our English language, pledge allegiance to our nation, and don't expect welfare, social security, and health care support if they haven't paid anything into these funds?"

Mom is on a roll now obviously really wound up by the coaching of Billy Roy, Butch, Sweet Lou, Lightning, Aunt Martha, and the Cafe group, "The most recent insanity led by none other than our Commander in Chief is that any law enforcement officer that asks someone for their identity is RACIALLY PROFILING.  My gosh," says Mom, "I am 88 years old and am asked for an ID when stopped by the police (I need to check into this), make a purchase with my credit card, have a doctors appointment, write a check or get cash from my own bank,  when I renew my drivers license, buy prescription drugs, return from across the border from a Mexico shopping trip (Need to check this as well), buy any kind of insurance, donate blood, or board an airplane.  Are these people racially profiling me?  I'm sure there are more instances, but the point is, we citizens are required to prove who we are nearly every day."

And Mom wasn't through.  "The guys at the Cafe say the only organizations they know of that really discriminate are groups like the United Negro College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment Television, and Miss Black America. Try to have things like the White Entertainment Television or White College Fund and see what happens. When 70% of the people who get arrested are black, in cities where 70% of the population is black, that is not racial profiling; it is the Law of Probability."

"We are also really confused about the religious thing.  Newt Gingrich calls these new Obama big government zealots SECULAR SOCIALIST and for good reason.  When 86% of Americans believe in God.. We have a very hard time understanding why there is such a problem in having 'In God We Trust' on our money and having 'God' in the Pledge of Allegiance. Why can't we put a cross on a hill to commemorate our World War One dead.  Why don't we just tell the 14% of atheists to POUND SAND!!!  (Where did Mom get this?)  Let's hope this Tea Party Movement just gets bigger, louder, and floods the polls in November to help ALL American Citizens regain our rights.  This ship must to be turned around."

As always, Mom got me really thinking about Illegals, discrimination, and Secular Socialist..

Writers note:  The name of this blog has changed from "" to  Note the word "the" has been added in front.  This is because the old name was being blocked by some email servers.  Please help spread the word.  If you lose the link you can always google it.