November 23, 2014 11:33 pm / Leave a comment
To compromise today with Democrats and some Republicans afraid of principled positions is to appease them all. It is to say “We can live with the present circumstances. Despite the lies, and abuse of positions of power and trust, and general hardships and discomfort people have put up with, we can ignore all of that, and just compromise, and put it in the past, to move forward again as a united country”. However, the present circumstances are totally unacceptable, and to use the left’s language,” unsustainable”.
To compromise with today’s run of the mill Democrat is to compromise with a hard-core Socialist or worse Communist, and is not moving forward but backwards to a time when people did not have a voice in government and were not free. Today’s moderate Republican in principle is nothing more than a Democrat of just a few decades ago calling itself a Republican. RINO is an appropriate name.
The political middle needs to shift back to where it was before Bill Clinton took office or further before we can think of compromising with Progressives and they’re destructive anti-America, anti-Constitution agenda. Only when that happens can you have an honest discussion about compromise.
When the political middle with each passing year keeps shifting left, because of largely successful propaganda from media outlets in this country and public education, there is little hope for this country to remain free in the future.
Conservatives and Libertarians must draw a line in the sand and risk everything to include dividing the Republican party and the country itself to save freedom and America. You cannot compromise with an enemy who seeks your destruction and does not recognize your right to exist. (Just ask Israel). You must neuter them, or utterly defeat them and remove them as a threat.
You cannot hope to remain free by compromising with people who do not believe Men have the right to govern themselves and be free. Compromise out of false hope, ignorance or apathy will kill us all.
November 21, 2014 3:43 am / Leave a comment
When we abandon the notion that Govt is the answer to everything and instead look to ourselves and our local communities to improve our situations we will heal this country. Reject that philosophy, and we guarantee ourselves misery and the steady downward spiral of decay.
The US city of Detroit, once a symbol of US industrial power, filed for bankruptcy, with debts of $18.5 billion on July 18, 2013, which makes Detroit the largest city in US history to do so.
November 17, 2014 6:19 am / Leave a comment
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty. John Adams
Pres John Adams 1735-1826
Painting by Asher B. Durand
Photo credit: National Archives
November 14, 2014 7:46 pm / Leave a comment
I write this in response to Salon magazine’s call for Americans to stop honoring men in uniform since America hasn’t really fought a war for freedom in seventy years. What a bunch of rubbish!
The men and women who put on military uniforms and fight wars for this country are to be honored not because their fight is necessarily just or honorable but because they take a pledge to fight and possibly die for this country. What is a country except its citizens? So they are in effect pledging to die for us all if they must. The left in this country has always gotten this wrong starting with their despicable behavior towards our Vietnam veterans when they came back from the jungles so long ago. Something I’m sure many vets have never forgiven them for and rightly so.
Whether you agree with US foreign policy or not, is totally irrelevant. That is why we have free elections so that people who represent our values and beliefs are peacefully put in charge to determine for us who are enemies and who are friends are. That is foreign policy. To blame the armed forces for the failure of foreign policy and hold them accountable is ridiculous.
We honor these brave men and women because they are agreeing to be a tool of US foreign policy- right or wrong. They have agreed to put on the uniform to keep us safe. They have agreed to surrender their individuality for a greater purpose. And they are necessary. To think otherwise is delusional.
Whether we agree who the enemies are is irrelevant from the standpoint of the serviceman. They go where they are sent. They have agreed to be America’s tool, representing us all and risking it all.
Therefore it is that pledge of faithfulness and sacrifice that we honor, not the conflict however honorable or dishonorable it may be.