“A Republic…if you can keep it…”

The following is a long post. My advice is to get comfy with a beverage nearby.

The words titling this post were uttered by Benjamin Franklin when asked what government the Continental Congress had created. The document that defined the government of the new country, the United States of American, is the Constitution.

This is the day after the Fourth of July, where we celebrated an earlier document, the Declaration of Independence, where grievances against the King & Government of Great Britain were cited, and declared that the Colonies were not longer a part of Great Britain.

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.

We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that, as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. 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.

This was essentially a declaration of treason against the King, a crime punishable by death. This fact is often forgotten among those that celebrate (and curse) the founding of this country. The Signers of the Declaration of Independence essentially signed their own death warrants when they affixed their signatures to this document. This fact should not be lightly dismissed by those who take issue with the customs and practices of that time.

We now find ourselves in a virtual maelstrom of chaos wrought by political and ideological enemies of this country. Actions by what I would politely call “the mob” are not the civil discourse that the leaders of this country would like to have to redress grievances against the actions of an out-of-control government (aka police). Instead, it is power through intimidation, and our elected, political leaders have neither the spine nor fortitude to stand up and say “no more,” unless for some reason they identify with “the mob.”

Instead, “the mob,” consisting of Antifa and Black Lives Matter with a few other malcontent groups, have a very specific goal in mind – tear it all down – government, police, all forms of current society – and replace it with something along the lines of the CHAZ/CHOP/Whatever. I think that we all saw how that worked out…chaos with violence & mob/gang rule.

Both Antifa and BLM have stated in various websites and interviews that they will continue to demonstrate, riot, and destroy until their demands are met. And then what? That’s the end? Knowing what I know about human nature, even if they get what they now want, they will want more. They have found by this time that threats and violent actions will get them what they want, and they will want more because they now have power. As the saying goes…

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Found an article this morning at Townhall.com that is damning for the DEMOCRATs handling of “the mob” as well of the media’s complicit & tacit approval…

For weeks now we’ve watched the Antifa-BLM-just plain thugs and looters’ witches’ sabbath — rampaging through our streets, defacing and destroying treasured memorials, looting, shooting, beating innocents and murdering them. Not a single Democrat leader has condemned these things, choosing instead to pretend these are peaceful protests against police brutality. Every four years they gin up some incident to create the impression that this is a racist society that requires radical reformation and conservatives are to blame.

The media once again played along, hiding the faces of those arrested for the mayhem, downplaying the destruction of lives and property and foolishly finding racism everywhere, though this is the least racist society of any major nation on earth, a nation that sacrificed hundreds of thousands of men and impoverished many to free the slaves. The mobs march with anti-Israelis in support of Palestinians, never mentioning that slavery is a thousands-year-old scourge which still exists in parts of Africa and Arab lands and nowhere in Israel or the Western world. Slavery is, in fact, a natural end point of identity based tribal cultures, which the Democrats historically seem never to apprehend or condemn. Supporting these atavistic morons is not the approach of winners. It is the tactic of a party falling apart at the seams and grasping for any vote, despite what the ginned-up media polls report.

Continuing on…

I have heard some of the talking heads state that the current state of affairs is akin to a second American revolution. That’s absolute fracking bovine excrement.

I challenge any of these “journalists” to read the Declaration of Independence in its entirety with the historical context in place, and compare it to the temper tantrum demands of the rioters. There is no comparison between the two. And I further ask any of these rioters, Antifa, or BLM twits to sign their names to a document stating that they intend to commit treason against the United States. And if caught, would they be willing to go to Federal Prison for a term (or execution) for their actions? After all, if you are going to commit, then commit fully – otherwise, remove yourself to a country of your ideological liking or shut the hell up. Quit trying to f*** up my country – I like it just fine, warts and all.

Let’s consider the following –

The United States isn’t perfect. There are less than stellar events in the history of the country, past and present. Removing statues and rewriting/fabricating history will not change the facts that there were slaves (Black, White, and others) brought to these shores before and after the foundation of the United States. But consider this…

The Civil War was fought over the issue of States Rights, specifically, should the Federal Government be able to dictate to the States actions and laws which may be contrary to what is legal in the States at that time. The heart of the issue was slavery – upon which the Southern states based their entire agricultural economy upon. They simply could not afford hired labor.

Rather than working to phasing out the need for slaves through technology (Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin, for instance), the politicians of the Southern States (the DEMOCRATS) began the Civil War. While the cause of States Rights was a just one (something that we seemingly have lost over the years), the issue that the Southern DEMOCRATS picked (slavery) for the fight was an immoral one. At the end of four long bloody years, the Civil War ended and slavery was finally ended in the United States.

However, discrimination against the former slaves and their descendants continued (and was allowed) for another hundred years. The infamous Jim Crow laws banned the Negro from owning firearms, land, defined what was allowed (or not allowed), and massive segregation & discrimination was common practice. And by the way, DEMOCRATS were responsible for passing the majority of the Jim Crow laws and forming/using the KKK for “keeping” the freed slaves in line.

The United States has made a lot of progress in removing the Jim Crow laws and creating laws for equality – the 1965 Civil Rights act went a long way toward this end. Progress keeps being made, and quite frankly, I believe certain people and organizations need to get out of the way. However, this quote from Booker T. Washington keeps popping into my mind, and puts a lot of the current insanity into perspective:

“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

― Booker T. Washington

I’ll let that quote stand on its own, and let you connect the dots…

(Have you noticed that the DEMOCRATs have DEMO and RATs combined into one word with a C in the middle? Considering what has been going on for weeks now, that party wants to demolish (DEMO) the country, being traitors (RATS) to the country and the constituents that elected them, all in order to gain control (C) over the country.)

To the people demanding “reparations” for the sin of slavery, there’s the following –

1) There is no one alive today in the United States today that personally owned a slave prior to 1865. How in the world could it be expected that reparations be paid to the descendants of slaves, and how would any of it be proven? The logistics are staggering, and to pay anyone out of the government treasury is taking money via taxes is ludicrous and unfair. The whole thought is one of insanity, and meant to reinforce the above quote from Booker T. Washington.

2) Somewhere between 650,000 and 720,000 soldiers died during the civil war, most of them white. Isn’t that enough blood for you? Or are you just looking for another handout? Or are you just attention seeking? Somehow, I think more of the Booker T. Washington quote

Finally, an excerpt from President Trump’s speech at Mt Rushmore on July 3, 2020:

“Our founders launched not only a revolution in government, but a revolution in the pursuit of justice, equality, liberty, and prosperity. No nation has done more to advance the human condition than the United States of America and no people have done more to promote human progress than the citizens of our great nation. It was all made possible by the courage of 56 patriots who gathered in Philadelphia 244 years ago and signed the Declaration of Independence. They enshrined a divine truth that changed the world forever when they said, “All men are created equal.” These immortal words set in motion the unstoppable march of freedom. Our founders boldly declared that we are all endowed with the same divine rights, given us by our Creator in Heaven, and that which God has given us, we will allow no one ever to take away ever.”

Make no mistake, there are forces within this country that wish to destroy it from within, and I truly am believing that is the Democrat Party and its allies in the media, BLM, Antifa, and other. I do not believe I am a candidate for the Tin Foil Hat Society, but as the saying goes, if it quacks like a duck & acts like a duck, then its a duck. All you have to do is objectively look around and see what’s going on.

Yes, we have a Republic. It’s up to us, the Citizens of the United States, to keep it by holding accountable the people we elect to represent us (not to lead us).

Stay safe, and be well.

Not For Long?

My computer (specifically Windows 10) and I have a love/hate relationship. I love it when it works, and hate it when it doesn’t or decides to go off into the wilderness without leaving so much as a goodbye note. After fighting off and on for more than a couple of months, I’m entering into the world of Linux. Hopefully, this will allow me to post content instead of throwing my hands up in frustration everytime I try to turn on the computer.

Speaking of frustration…

In the time that I’ve been somewhat sidelined, there have been many events that have happened in quick succession, and even if the computer had not been giving me problems, I could not have kept up with them as the developments of these events evolved quickly. Delays have been somewhat beneficial as 20/20 hindsight could be applied.

With that being stated, it’s off to the topic at hand (or at least the one currently burning red hot).

The NFL has a mess on it’s hands. It’s trying to cater to the players it depends on to provide entertainment to the masses, and appease the fans that it needs to keep the revenue flowing in. Never mind that what the Commissioner, owners, and coaches do at this point in time, the fans will see this as being too little too late. What started last year as a 2nd or 3rd string quarterback taking a knee during the National Anthem to support Black Lives Matter (BLM)has morphed into a multi-player multi-team protest during the opening ceremonies. The teams have somehow come up with the compromise of kneeling before the National Anthem, and then standing up for the Anthem, but I believe that the damage has been done – anything that the NFL comes up with will appear to be hollow and fake.

The blatant disrespect of the players for the Flag and the tolerance of that disrespect by the Commissioner by stating that the players had a First Amendment right to free speech doesn’t wash with me. If those rights were so important, then why are players fined for praying in the end zone after a touchdown, or pretending to urinate on the opposing team? The hypocrisy is overwhelming.

The fans tune in to see a football game and escape the politics of the day for a little while. Instead, they are treated to a view of disrespect to the Flag of the Country that provided these people the opportunity to play a game for money (and often good money at that). Worse, many of the fans are Veterans or families of Veterans, and they do not take disrespect of the Flag lightly. Nor do many of the fans who are police officers and their families approve of the player’s support of BLM, who constantly call for the assault and killing of police officers. Last of all are the fans who are Patriots – those who love this country and all it has to offer – who do not appreciate the appearance of overpaid athletes bringing controversial politics to the field.

Perhaps that is to be expected. The NFL should probably be called the National Felon’s League due to the facts that many of the players have serious records for actions off the field. However, due to them being elite athletes, many are give what is essentially a slap on the wrist. For instance:

NFL arrested

And the above is only a sampling of the crimes that NFL players have been involved in. What is not shown are multiple instances of domestic abuse and even murder.

I mentioned earlier that the damage has been done to the NFL. I have seen multiple YouTube videos of fans burning season tickets, jerseys, and other NFL merchandise vowing to never set foot in a stadium or watch another game. Ticket sales are down 20% for the regular games, and apparel sales are down as well. I, for one, will not watch any games this year including the Superbowl.

Quite frankly, if this continues, NFL will soon stand for “Not For Long.”

 

 

Our Fellow Man

The following showed up in my personal Facebook feed, and it states very eloquently what the deplorables do when their fellow person needs help.

Cajan Navy

Let this sink in for a minute…..Hundreds and hundreds of small boats pulled by countless pickups and SUVs from across the South are headed for Houston. Almost all of them driven by men. They’re using their own property, sacrificing their own time, spending their own money, and risking their own lives for one reason: to help total strangers in desperate need.

Most of them are by themselves. Most are dressed like the redneck duck hunters and bass fisherman they are. Many are veterans. Most are wearing well-used gimme-hats, t-shirts, and jeans; and there’s a preponderance of camo. Most are probably gun owners, and most probably voted for Trump.

These are the people the Left loves to hate, the ones Maddow mocks. The ones Maher and Olbermann just *know* they’re so much better than.

These are The Quiet Ones. They don’t wear masks and tear down statues. They don’t, as a rule, march and demonstrate. And most have probably never been in a Whole Foods.

But they’ll spend the next several days wading in cold, dirty water; dodging gators and water moccasins and fire ants; eating whatever meager rations are available; and sleeping wherever they can in dirty, damp clothes. Their reward is the tears and the hugs and the smiles from the terrified people they help. They’ll deliver one boatload, and then go back for more.

When disaster strikes, it’s what men do. Real men. Heroic men. American men. And then they’ll knock back a few shots, or a few beers with like-minded men they’ve never met before, and talk about fish, or ten-point bucks, or the benefits of hollow-point ammo, or their F-150.

And the next time they hear someone talk about “the patriarchy”, or “male privilege”, they’ll snort, turn off the TV and go to bed.

In the meantime, they’ll likely be up again before dawn. To do it again. Until the helpless are rescued. And the work’s done.

They’re unlikely to be reimbursed. There won’t be medals. They won’t care. They’re heroes. And it’s what they do.

Will Someone Turn Off the Broken Record?

I know that I haven’t posted for a while.  Besides life and work going on at the usual frantic pace, there really isn’t much new to post about.  Sure, there are developments on the current stories and topics, but essentially there really isn’t much new under the sun.  The following, however, did catch my attention during the ad hoc sabbatical:

The investigation into the Russian hacking/interfering of the US elections is turning out to be a three ring circus with the WAH! Party* playing the part of the clowns.  While there has been a revelation that Russia did attempt to access voter records, it was unsuccessful.  While the WAH! Party* and their sycophants in the Media point to this as being “evidence” that there was collusion between the Russians and the Trump Campaign, no hard evidence has been presented to show that this is the case.

But the question begs to be asked – If there was collusion, why would the Russians throw their resources behind the Republicans and not the WAH! Party*?  Other than the generic “business dealings” explanation, nothing else sticks.  Indeed, if there were charges of collusion, it should be against the WAH! Party*, and here’s a couple of reasons why:

  • During the 2012 campaign, then President Obummer was caught on an open microphone talking to the Russian President and stated ““This is my last election … After my election I have more flexibility.”  This was in reference to the US-led missile defense of Europe through NATO.  Almost sounds like the President was willing to throw our allies under the bus in favor of the Russian Bear…
  • It is well known that while Felonia von Pantsuit was the the Secretary of State, she negotiated a contract with Russia for access to uranium mines and material located in the US, possibly in return for “contributions” to her personal slush-fund known as the Clinton Foundation.  Sounds very favorable to the Russians and potentially damaging to the WAH! Party* candidate (subject to blackmail or at least conflict of interest charges).

Currently, there is a witch-hunt going on that will supposedly “find” evidence of collusion between the Trump Campaign and the Russians.  Personally, I believe that the WAH! Party* made this up to explain why their candidate lost to a non-political candidate.

Last, considering that then President Obummer sent US taxpayer dollars to influence Israel’s election is absolutely hypocritical.

Moving on…

The disaster known as ObamaCare is failing in more states as insurance companies pull out of more exchanges, leaving some people without insurance options.  Obamacare was designed to fail, and the WAH! Party* was playing the long game, fully expecting the voters to continue electing their candidates in order to pass single-payer government funded health insurance legislation to “save” the people.  This POS legislation needs to be repealed, not replaced, by the Republicans.

Next…

Terrorist attacks continue in Europe with the incompetent Progressive politicians stating that terrorism is now a way of life, and wants the population at large to be disarmed so that the government can protect them better with unarmed police.  Doesn’t work in France or England as the terrorists still find a way to find arms, make bombs, and run over people with vehicles in a largely gun-free zone/country.

Twits….

Another anniversary of D-Day has passed.  A lot has changed from the character of the young men who rushed into danger and death.  Now the young people rush from bad words, hate speech, and hurtful ideas to safe zones with puppies and play dough because they need protection from all things that create micro-aggressions in some of the most expensive colleges that are educating tomorrow’s leaders.

Pathetic and sad, and doesn’t bode well for the future of the country…

Climate Warming/Cooling/Change is being revealed as being more scam than science.  If it was really true, then the computer models would all agree without having to fudge or cherry-pick the data, and would also explain why the Earth has warmed and cooled in the past without man’s interference.  All one has to do is follow the money between the proponents of Climate Warming/Cooling/Change and the politicians & scientists that derive power & funding to know that their isn’t a bit of reality to any of it.  I applaud President Trump calling out these hypocrites, withdrawing from the non-binding Paris Accord that penalizes the US & almost no one else, and allowing the eco-wienies to collectively throw hissy-fits.

Yes, I will admit to a bit of schadenfreude watching them…

While there is more that can be commented on, this is what is at the top of my list at the moment.  Until next time.


* The WAH! Party stands for Whiners And Hypocrites, of which the Democratic Party has become.

Post Election Thoughts

To say that I was pleased to see Donald Trump defeat the Hildebeast for the Presidency would be an understatement.  As readers of this blog know, I was not a fan of the Democratic nominee for a plethora of reasons.

What is so surprising (or maybe not) is that over 60 million people voted for her.  This is despite the admissions of the Hildebeast of using a private email server for State Department business, which is illegal to start with, and allegations of using her position as Secretary of State for influence peddling using the Clinton Foundation as a money laundering entity.  As stated before, should we not elect people to the highest positions of government that have demonstrated integrity and do not have multiple scandals associated with them?

The Hildebeast had help – the Media – covering for her and attacking Trump.  We The People have had enough of the Media skewing the news coverage in favor of one extremely flawed candidate.  I think that the results of the election can be summed up by the following:

Dewey

Media War

But there are those who do not see it that way.  There are protests and riots by the same people who have preached love, patience, and acceptance simply because they did not get their way.  I’ll admit that when Obummer was elected not once but twice, I was upset and may have shed a tear or two because I knew what his election was going to do to this country.  I also like to reminisce on the protests that we Conservatives did when the elections were over:

2012 Riots

That’s right – there weren’t any.  We accepted the results and vowed to soldier on.  We didn’t collapse in on ourselves needing safe spaces, Play-Doh,  and participation awards to make us feel better.  We didn’t go on crying jags and threaten the President-Elect because we didn’t like the results of the election.  We didn’t protest (much) and go on property destroying riots like a bunch of maniacs.  To the perpetually offended sour-grapes out there, I have this to say:

Suck it up, Buttercups.  Your antics only show that you are a bunch of immature whiners that have absolutely no business in the serious activity of voting for who will govern this country.  Grow up!

I’m sorry if I’m not more sympathetic to those who are upset that Trump won and Felonia von Pantsuit lost.  I have watched President Obummer disrespect and tear apart this country, and the Hildebeast promised to do much the same and more.  Quite frankly, I’m pleased to see that there is a chance that things will get better under Trump.

Only time will tell – Now the real work begins for the President-Elect.