Josh has requested that I place a link to an old article of his in this latest update. Here it is from the archives of six years ago: DebV
Click to read, American Muslim – Not An Oxymoron
The following is a New Law by self-proclaimed Judge Joshua M. Duncan. I have imagined that it has been ratified by 37 States and is now a Constitutional Law. This Law is to be enforced as is all the amendments to our Constitution.
Americans with no abilities Act:
Washington, DC - In order to repay the voters who put him in office, President-elect Barack Obama and the Democrat-controlled Congress are considering sweeping legislation that will provide new benefits for many Americans. The Americans With No Abilities Act. (AWNAA) is being hailed as a major legislative goal by advocates of the millions of Americans who lack any real skills or ambition.
“Roughly 50 percent of Americans (and a majority of Obama voters) do not possess the competence and drive necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society,” said California Senator Barbara Boxer.
We can no longer stand by and allow People of Inability to be ridiculed and passed over. With this legislation, employers will no longer be able to grant special favors to a small group of workers, simply because they have some idea of what they are doing.
In a Capitol Hill press conference, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pointed to the success of the U.S. Postal Service, which has a long-standing policy of providing opportunity without regard to performance. Approximately 74 percent of
postal employees lack any job skills, making this agency the single largest U.S employer of Persons of Inability.
Private-sector industries with good records of non-discrimination against the Inept include retail sales (72%), the airline industry (68%), and home improvement 'warehouse' stores (65%). At the state government level, the Department of Motor Vehicles also has an excellent record of hiring Persons of Inability (63%).
Under The Americans With No Abilities Act, more than 25 million 'middle man' positions will be created, with important-sounding titles but
little real responsibility, thus providing an illusory sense of purpose and performance.
Mandatory non-performance-based raises and promotions will be given so as to guarantee upward mobility for even the most unremarkable
employees. The legislation provides substantial tax breaks to corporations that promote a significant number of Persons of Inability into middle-management positions, and gives a tax credit to small and medium-sized businesses that agree to hire one clueless worker for every two talented hires.
Finally, the AWNAA contains tough new measures to make it more difficult to discriminate against the Non-Abled, banning, for example,
discriminatory interview questions such as, 'Do you have any skills or experience that relate to this job?'
“As a Non-abled person, I can't be expected to keep up with people who have something going for them,” said Mary Lou Gertz, who lost her
position as a lug-nut twister at the GM plant in Flint, Michigan, due to her inability to remember 'rightey tightey, lefty loosey. “This new law should be real good for people like me,” Gertz added.
With the passage of this bill, Gertz and millions of other untalented citizens will finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Said Congressman Eric Cantor: “As a Congressman with no abilities, I believe the same privileges that elected officials enjoy ought to be
extended to every American with no abilities. It is our duty as lawmakers to provide each and every American citizen, regardless of his
or her inadequacy, with some sort of space to take up in this great nation and a good salary for doing so.”
Judge Joshua M. Duncan
I am confused! From my schooling in past years until this year in a course on "Government of the People" at American International College I was taught: Among the requirements for Citizenship in the United States of North America "reading, writing and speaking English was a must". Can you tell me why the following can be considered by our leadership. They are (supposed to know these requirements?) to hold office?
May God lead us
The Colonel & Lincoln
TAKE A FEW MOMENTS AND READ THIS LETTER. THESE ARE STRONG, POWERFUL AND COURAGEOUS WORDS COMING FROM A RETIRED COLONEL, AND READ WHAT LINCOLN HAD TO SAY AT THE END. WOW!
33 Senators Voted Against English as America's
Official Language on June 6, 2007.
On Wed. 06 June 20 07, Colonel Harry Riley, USA, Ret. wrote:
Your vote against an amendment to the immigration Bill 1348.... to make English America's official language is astounding.
On D-Day, no less, when we honor those that sacrificed in order to secure the bedrock, character and principles of America, I can only surmise your vote r eflects a loyalty to illegal aliens.
I don't much care where you come from. What your religion is. Whether you're black, white, or some other color...male or female......Democrat, Republican or Independent....... But I do care when you are a United States Senator representing Citizens of America ...and Vote against English as the official language of the United States
Your vote reflects Betrayal. Political Surrender.. Violates Your Pledge of Allegiance. Dishonors historical principle. Rejects Patriotism. Borders on traitorous action and, in my opinion, makes you unfit to serve as a United States Senator...impeachment... Recall........Or other appropriate action is warranted, or worse.
Four of you voting against English as America's Official Language are Presidential Candidates: Senator Biden, Senator Clinton, Senator Dodd and Senator Obama.
Four Senators vying to lead America, but won't, or don't, have the courage to cast a vote in favor of English as America's Official Language when 91% of American Citizens want English officially designated as our language.
This is the second time in the last several months this list of Senators have disgraced themselves as ' po litical Hacks'..... Unworthy as Senators and certainly unqualified to serve as President of the United States .
If America is as angry as I am, you will realize a backlash so stunning it will literally 'rock you out of your socks'......... And preferably totally out of the United States Senate.
The entire immigration bill is a farce... Your action only confirms this really isn't about America... it is about self-serving politics......despicable at best. It has been said: 'Never Argue with an Idiot....They'll drag you down to their level!'
PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN SAID: 'Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damages morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, quickly tried and hanged!!!'........I think that would just about
Wall Street Journal Victory in Anbar
September 2, 2008; Page A22
Two years ago, on September 11, 2006, the Washington Post stirred an
election-year uproar with this chilling dispatch:
"The chief of intelligence for the Marine Corps in Iraq recently filed
an unusual secret report concluding that the prospects for securing that
country's western Anbar province are dim and that there is almost
nothing the U.S. military can do to improve the political and social
situation there . . ."
But there was something we could do: Pursue a different
counterinsurgency strategy and commit more troops. And on Monday, U.S.
forces formally handed control of a now largely peaceful Anbar to the
Iraqi military. "We are in the last 10 yards of this terrible fight. The
goal is very near," said Major-General John Kelly, commander of U.S.
forces in Anbar, in a ceremony with U.S., Iraqi and tribal officials.
Very few in the American media even noticed this remarkable victory.
Yes, the stunning progress in Anbar owes a great deal to the Awakening
Councils of Sunni tribesmen who broke with al Qaeda terrorists and
allied with U.S. forces. But those Sunni leaders would never have had
the confidence to risk their lives in that way without knowing the U.S.
wasn't going to cut and run. The U.S. committed some 4,000 additional
troops to Anbar as part of the 2007 "surge," along with thousands more
The world has since seen al Qaeda driven even from what the terrorists
and many in the Western press had claimed were Sunni enclaves that
welcomed the terrorist help against the American "occupation." The
result has been the most significant military and ideological defeat for
al Qaeda since the Taliban was driven from Kabul in 2001. In danger of
being humiliated in Iraq in 2006, the U.S. has demonstrated that it has
the national will to fight a longer war. The Sunni Arab world in
particular has noticed -- and is now showing new respect for Iraq's
For Iraqi politics, the Anbar handover is especially meaningful because
the Shiite-dominated Iraq military will now provide security in a
largely Sunni province. Anbar is the 11th of 18 provinces that the
coalition has turned over to Iraq control, but the first Sunni province.
The government of Nouri al-Maliki now has a further chance to show its
ability to represent the entire country, the way it did when the Iraqi
military routed Shiite militias in Basra and Sadr City in the spring.
For U.S. politics, it is worth recalling that that 2006 Washington Post
story became part of a Beltway consensus that defeat in Iraq was
inevitable. Democrats made withdrawal the center of their campaign to
retake Congress, Republicans like Senator John Warner became media
darlings for saying the war couldn't be won, and the James Baker-Lee
Hamilton Iraq Study Group laid out a bipartisan road to retreat.
According to memos disclosed Sunday in the New York Times, even senior
officials at the State Department and Pentagon opposed the surge.
President Bush, heeding Generals David Petraeus and Ray Odierno as well
as John McCain, overruled the defeatists and ordered a renewed U.S.
commitment to Iraq.
The Anbar handover is above all a tribute to the hundreds of Americans
who have fought and died in places like Fallujah, Ramadi and Hit over
these last five years. Over the horizon of history, we tend to recall
only the successes in previous wars at such places as Guadalcanal,
Peleliu and the Chosin Reservoir. We forget that those wars and battles
were also marked by terrible blunders and setbacks, both political and
military. What mattered is that our troops, and our country, had the
determination to fight to an ultimate victory. So it is with the heroes
This will never change as long as the Democrats control Congress...!
THE JOB - URINE TEST (I sure would like to know
who wrote this one! They deserve a HUGE pat on the back!)
I HAVE TO PASS A URINE TEST FOR MY JOB... SO I AGREE 100%. Like a lot of folks in this state, I have a job. I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit. In order to get that paycheck,
I am required to pass a random urine test with which I have no problem. What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don't have to pass a urine test. Shouldn't one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check because I have to pass one to earn it for them? Please understand, I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet. I do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping someone sitting on their butt, doing drugs, while I work. . .. . Can you imagine how much money this country would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance check? Pass this along if you agree or simply delete if you don't. Hope you all will pass it along, though .. .. Something has to change in this country -- and soon.
London Sunday Times assessment of the War in
This may support the notion that the freedom of this press is guaranteed to those who own one.
The Investor's Business Daily editorial board asks, "What would happen if the U.S. Won a war but the media didn't tell the American public?
Apparently, we have to rely on a British newspaper for the news that we've defeated the last remnants of al-Qaida in Iraq."
London's Sunday Times called it "the culmination of one of the most spectacular victories of the war on terror." A terrorist force that once numbered more than 12,000, with strongholds in the west and central regions of Iraq, has over two years been reduced to a mere 1,200 fighters, backed against the wall in the northern city of Mosul.
The destruction of al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI) is one of the most unlikely and unforeseen events in the long history of American warfare. We can thank Preside nt Bush's surge strategy, in which he bucked both Republican and Democratic leaders in Washington by increasing our forces there instead of surrendering.
We can also thank the leadership of the new general he placed in charge there, David Petraeus, who may be the foremost expert in the world on counter-insurgency warfare. And we can thank those serving in our military in Iraq who engaged local Iraqi tribal leaders and convinced them America was their friend and AQI their enemy.
Al-Qaida's loss of the hearts and minds of ordinary Iraqis began in Anbar Province, which had been written off as a basket case, and spread out from there.
Now, in Operation Lion's Roar the Iraqi army and the U.S. 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment is destroying the fraction of terrorists who are left. More than 1,000 AQI operatives have already been apprehended.
Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin, traveling with Iraqi forces in Mosul, found little AQI presen ce even in bullet-ridden residential areas that were once insurgency strongholds, and reported that the terrorists have lost control of its Mosul urban base, with what is left of the organization having fled south into the countryside.
Meanwhile, the State Department reports that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government has achieved "satisfactory" progress on 15 of the 18 political benchmarks ” a big change for the better from a year ago.
Things are going so well that Maliki has even for the first time floated the idea of a timetable for withdrawal of American forces. He did so while visiting the United Arab Emirates, which over the weekend announced that it was forgiving almost $7 billion of debt owed by Baghdad ”an impressive vote of confidence from a fellow Arab state in the future of a free Iraq."
But where are the headlines and the front-page stories about all this good news? As the Media Research pointed out last week, "the C BS Evening News, NBC Nightly News and CNN's Anderson Cooper were silent Tuesday night about the benchmarks" that signaled political progress.
The war in Iraq has been turned around 180 degrees both militarily and politically because the president stuck to his guns. Yet apart from IBD, Fox News Channel and parts of the foreign press, the media don't seem to consider this historic event a big story.
I received this from a Marine "Brother".
I could not let it go by though my entire family does not allow me to mention Politics. I am from Massachusetts you know. Politics do not need to be spoken for the leaders representing us control ALL offices in side the Belt Way.
God be with you (also not allowed)
From an Alaska man who is a very serious cynic
about all things political here is my take on Sarah.
I met and spoke with Sarah Palin about two years ago at our downtown Park Strip. It is a place for walking, carnivals, political outdoor things and such. She was cooking hotdogs at a fundraiser and introducing herself to the public as a Governor hopeful.
She came by and said the usual "Hi, I'm Sarah Palin and I am running for Governor"...and I expected her to keep on to the next person, but she asked me who I was and what I did in Alaska and we ended up talking for 15 minutes about me, Air America (she was all agog!) and my career in the Army and AAM. S he is a pilot (Super Cub) I'm told although all she told me about that was that she loved flying.
As I watched her over the next six months as she
successfully ran for Governor I was really impressed. I was impressed greatly
even before that after she resigned a good position (Alaska Gas and Oil
Regulatory Commission) because a fellow Commission member (Chair of the Alaska
Republican Party) misused their office and position. He was using the FAX,
computers, printing room and all to promote the Republican endeavors while in a
State job. That is a huge no-no in any government employment position.
She resigned and made her point and within weeks
Randy Ruderich (the above bad guy) found his ass out on the street and a
subsequent investigation found him guilty and he was fined $12,000. Small
change actually but a giant point was made.
Next she went after our most horrible Governor
ever, Governor Murkowski, and damned if she didn't beat him! All of us here in
Alaska, except the Democrats, are sick of our State's corruption. That
fact was shouted to the heavens after she was elected with an overwhelming
After she got into office she started after
corrupt legislators and with the FBI's help we've put four of them in prison,
indicted six more and the "Corrupt Bastard's Club" as they arrogantly
called themselves (even had hats made with CBC on the front!) suddenly found it
no fun anymore. Club membership is now in the toilet!!
The current flap, which has cost her a ten point
loss of popularity (she's still 82%!) was over firing a popular Commissioner of
Public Safety, who is responsible for our Alaska State Troopers. She fired him
for no STATED reason which was her prerogative as the Gov. He served entirely
at her option. She and her whole family had a bad, bad experience with a rogue
Trooper who was married to Sarah's sister. His name is Trooper Wooten.
This dimwit Trooper had threatened Sarah's father (death threat!), threatened
Sarah ("I'll get you too"), tasered his 12 year old stepson, drove
drunk in his AST cruiser, got a pass by a fellow Trooper who stopped him for
erratic driving a second time while in civvies and just a host of other things
not yet released to the public. He got away with it and got another pass by the
Commissioner's appointed AST Trooper Internal Affairs investigator with a tiny
slap on the wrist. Five days off without pay to be exact!!
This maverick Trooper is still on the payroll but
only just. The Union intervening saved his malcontent ass. He'll yet get his
I'm sure. Incredible heat is being heaped on the Troopers. Public heat, not the
The Democrats had the audacity to appoint an
obviously biased investigator, Rep. "Gunny" French (so called because
he lied about being in the USMC while running for the Legislature) is a staunch
liberal and under the orders of Senate President Lyda Green who hates Sara.
She hates Sarah because after being elected Governor Sarah told the whole
Legislature in one of her first meetings with them that, quote; "All of
you here need some Adult Supervision!!!"
Sarah was seriously pissed and not afraid of anyone there. That played
wonderfully well with Alaskan's after all of our corruption and after all of
her successful battles against a seriously entrenched corrupt government here
in Alaska. It pissed off the whole Legislature though! They have stayed pissed
but also afraid of her because of her popularity.
She reminds me personally of our Alaska wolverine,
which will fight anything in its path if it sees fit to do so. No respect at
all for size or position. Wife Cindy is in this category too.
In closing I must tell you that she is the best,
most moral and most focused leader I've seen since President Reagan. I feel,
really strongly, that like Alaska the rest of our country will love her within
a few weeks. Put simply, she represents middle America like NO leader we've
ever had. I think McCain made a totally brilliant move in choosing her. She's a
maverick who is probably tougher and more focused than McCain himself....and
she won't be a total "Yes Man" or more appropriately, woman.
McCain will love her.
In 2012 she will be President.
My best to all of you in the hurricane belt. I
hope you are all OK. We just had another Air America reunion here in beautiful
Soldotna, Alaska along the Kenai river. We'll be doing this every year now I
guess. Like our Flying Tiger pal's before us there are not that many Air
America guys left. I'm 71 myself this September 16. Where the hell did the
years go so fast?
My best to you old buddy
George W. Murray
Those Aussies say it like it is
Governor Sarah Palin - an Australia
Apple Pie and Gunsmoke
Article from: HeraldSun, Melbourne, Australia
3rd September 2008
IF only Sarah Palin were just some famous guy's wife.
Then, as with Hillary Clinton, the women's groups and activists could love and pet her like a victim.
But the Governor of Alaska has torn up the script. Confounded the simpering stereotype.
Here is a caribou-hunting, moose-gutting, corruption-busting, oil-drilling, anti-abortion, beauty-pageant queen whose husband's greatest claim to fame is to win the world's most famous race for snow machines.
Her power is entirely her own. And it's the equal of any man's.
No wonder she's unleashed the fury of the castrated Left, which in fear has attacked her and her 17-year-old daughter with the vilest - and most misanthropic - smear campaign you'll have ever seen in politics.
And no wonder, too, that this mother of five has set alight a presidential race that seemed all but a done deal for Barack Obama.
See the electrifying power of a genuinely strong female politician. That is: a conservative one.
Only last Thursday Obama seemed to have sealed victory in the November 4 election to succeed George W Bush.
Already ahead in the polls, and with the buzz of a Messiah, he'd assembled the biggest-ever crowd - 86,000 - for a Democratic convention.
He'd also got the biggest-ever television audience for a convention 38 million - to watch him speak.
And he gave them a speech that commentators agreed was one to match the best of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King.
Men trembled and women swooned. "I cried my eyelashes off," blubbered TV queen Oprah Winfrey. If words, not deeds, were the only measure of a politician, Obama had won already.
Yet 12 hours later it was all blown away. What happened? Republican candidate John McCain had simply announced his choice of running mate.
Normally a vice-presidential candidate makes little difference to a campaign. If George Bush Sr could win with a potato called Dan Quayle, and Bill Clinton with a fencepost called Al Gore, you'd figure the sidekick was about as crucial to victory as a fork to a funeral.
But McCain's pick of the all-but-unknown Sarah Palin, just 44, changed everything. With that one pick, McCain, himself a maverick, recast the election into a battle between heartland America and the urban elite.
He matched Obama's biography of hope with Palin's apple-pie own. He added youth to a ticket weighed down by his 72 years. He underlined Obama's inexperience and reframed the brilliant orator as not the voice of change but of the Washington insider.
What's more, McCain baited a trap to catch out Obama as a man with a woman problem - the man who'd refused to appoint his defeated rival, Hillary Clinton, as his own running mate, preferring Senate blow-hard Joe Biden. Snap! Prey caught.
The Obama camp's first instinct was to patronize Palin as just a pretty face, mocking her as the former mayor of Wasilla, a mere suburb of Anchorage, cynically picked by McCain merely to woo disillusioned Clinton fans.
Jeered Obama spokesman Bill Burton: "Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency."
It's a line picked up by most media commentators, who assumed a woman couldn't be politically experienced, even one who'd actually been governor of a US state for two years, giving her more executive experience than either Obama and Biden, neither of whom have run anything but their mouths.
Within hours Obama, for one, knew he'd made a mistake in belittling not just a woman but - even deadlier - a voice of small-town America.
He'd underestimated the former Miss Wasilla 1984 in a way he'd never have underestimated a man.
So he emerged within hours to excuse his campaign's first response as a case of tripping over "hair triggers", and say what he really meant was that Palin "seems like a compelling person" with "obviously a terrific story, a personal story", and "she will help make the case for the Republicans".
Obama in fact knows Palin offers voters a life story at least as compelling as his own - and one that slots even neater into the great American dream.
After all, she is the wife of a half-Inuit professional fisherman and mother of five who became a mayor and then head of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, a job she quit after complaining that one of her fellow commissioners, the state's Republican chairman, was a crook. She was right and he was fined.
She then charged the state's attorney-general, another fellow Republican, with a breach of ethics. Again she was right and he was fired.
Then she tipped out the Republican governor in the primaries, and won the election to replace him, running against a former Democrat governor.
Got the picture? Tough lady, with a record of tackling the good ol' boys of even her own party. No doubt they thought she was just a pretty face, too, until she buried them.
Her reputation as a principled reformer has grown since she took office. She sold off the former governor's private plane, took on Big Oil over a contract to build a gas pipeline, slashed waste and now has approval ratings in the 80s.
Obama talks change, but outsider Palin actually represents it. And she represents it in the iconic Mrs Smith Goes to Washington way that fits so well with McCain's own record.
It's true she badly lacks experience, and is about to sit the exam of her life. Everything depends on her being the quick study she's said to be.
Should she stumble, McCain will be discredited as the gambler who picked a novice just to win an election, not help run a nation - although Palin's confident acceptance speech on Friday already showed she's no Dan Quayle, blinking nervously.
And there's one other advantage Palin has. Her critics, largely in the media, still underestimate her and, once again, underestimate her as a woman. How she's exposed the inner chauvinist of many of the Left, accustomed to thinking of female politicians as symbols, not individuals. Not experienced, they scoff.
But what experience has Obama had? Just two years older, his only job outside politics was as a community organiser, and since then he's been a state senator and - for just four years - a US senator, making speeches and planning his next campaign.
If Governor Palin isn't experienced enough to be vice-president, is Obama qualified for the biggest job of all? Or are there different rules for men?
More patronizing: She's just a token woman, cry the critics, who assume that female politicians succeed best by appealing to female voters, when the very reverse tends to be true.
And, yes, Palin did say nice things about Hillary Clinton in her acceptance speech, hoping to peel off supporters embittered by Obama's refusal to make her his running mate.
But Palin - a huntin', fishin', fundamentalist Christian pro-lifer - isn't at all a magnet for feminist votes. She's more a man's woman whose strongest support - like that of Margaret Thatcher and even Pauline Hanson - will come from blue-collar white males and small-town conser vatives.
Sneering attacks won't enrage women so much as confirm for many poorer white voters that Obama, the Harvard lawyer backed by the urban elites, is in fact sneering at them.
And if such voters need confirmation of Palin's status as the outsider tackling the Big City oinkers, they've had it in the bizarre attack launched against her this week.
Some of America's biggest Left-wing bloggers, especially the Obama-supported Daily Kos, accused her of having pretended to be the mother of her fifth child, son Trig, born in April with Down syndrome after she refused to abort him.
The real mother, they hooted, was her 17-year-old daughter, Bristol. The evidence? Simply that Palin in some photographs taken before the birth did not look pregnant, but Bristol did.
Would any man have been attacked so personally, so viciously, on evidence so pathetic that I could disprove it on my own blog after just 30 minutes of searching the internet for pictures? This was almost literally a witch-hunt.
Yet so frenzied was the attack that Palin on Monday was forced to prove her four-month-old baby was indeed her own, issuing a statement saying Bristol was herself five months' pregnant, and planned to marry the father. Leave my girl alone.
It must have hurt, but once again Palin had triumphed over those who'd sought to destroy this uppity woman, this time by peeking up her skirts.
She showed herself as just a mother, doing her loving best, but also as a politician with more obvious principle than her sniggering critics.
She emerged strong, but human. Not a symbol, but very real. In fact, McCain may have picked the one politician who could help win him the election.
Should she succeed, watch out. This clearly isn't a woman happy to simply help another man be president.
The following letter came from a Navy Friend. My prayer is, should our next Commander in Chief be John McCain he will build us a much needed fighting force. Our National and State Guards should be in the United States of North America. Called to duty to defend the same. We need a National Force to do all off shore combat. Our Military has steadily declined since Roosevelt.
CWO Joshua M. Duncan
I finished my recent College with a C+ in Government. I decided to stop there for I cannot handle what is happening. My textbook was so far from our Constitutions I have written VOID over the front of my latest (Girl Scout) copy. The Supreme Court now lumps various amendments together to come up with a statute to give all on earth access to the Right the Constitutions plainly say are for Citizens only. They have declared that we have a new LAW declaring our rights to include a new edit they named "Human Rights". It is a recognized law although not following the prescribed manned of amending the Constitution. It was not a bill before Congress, was not signed nor Ratified by (States) as required to make a new amendment. It is for not allowing captives in Cuba to be tried by the Military Tribunals but extend to all that can come to our shores without being stopped by the Coast Guard to immediately have the full rights of our Justice and other systems. It does not include their past actions any where else in the Earth. They get ID's and are not required to become Citizens of the United State of North America. They are Human therefore have rights, Human Rights.
Let us Pray.
A rare CITIZEN of the United States of North America.
Subject: A man of character...hard to find many in politics these days period let alone with a (D) after their name
A not-so-public man: the private character of
Jun. 29, 2008
Abraham Katsman , THE JERUSALEM POST
A JPost.com exclusive blog
It's pretty amazing when you think about it. War hero John McCain has been in the public eye almost his entire adult life. He's run numerous campaigns, served in Congress for 25 years, and is in his second run for the presidency.
Yet, there is so much of his life that reveals an absolutely sterling character, but remains largely unknown to the public. And in spite of the tremendous political advantages that publicity could confer, McCain instinctively keeps that information private. Although as a presidential candidate he may be forced to overcome this reticence, he honorably shies away from using his personal heroics for political gain.
How aware is the public that McCain has raised seven children? Or that he adopted his two oldest sons as small boys (children from his wife's prior marriage)? Or that he has raised a Bangladeshi girl with severe health problems adopted from Mother Theresa's orphanage? Or that his own sons have served in the military, including in Iraq?
It's widely known that McCain, a Navy pilot, was shot down, captured and tortured by the North Vietnamese for 5 and a half years - an episode worth a forthcoming column all its own. But few are aware that he refused early release until all the POWs captured before him were freed, and that he refused special treatment offered once it was discovered that he was the "crown prince" (the son of the admiral in charge of the Pacific Fleet) because he wouldn't provide the enemy with any propaganda victories.
Even fewer seem to know that those years were a fraction of a 22-year Navy career. Although broken and battered, after his release from Vietnamese captivity he went right back to the Navy, where he continued to serve for an additional eight years.
Both Israel and America honor military service, knowing all too well the sacrifice of those who step up, stand guard, and put their lives on the line to protect their fellow citizens from the ever-present threat of harm.
Readers in Israel, where military and national service is intertwined with society perhaps more than in any other free country, especially appreciate the McCain family's tradition of military service and the intergenerational transmission of values that comes with it.
Anyone can talk about "supporting our troops"; the McCains serve. McCain's father and grandfather were respected American admirals. Of McCain's four sons, three have gone the military route. One was a Navy pilot like his father, one enlisted in the Marines at age 17 and recently completed a tour in Iraq, and one is completing his education at the Naval Academy (raising the strong possibility that, for the first time in half a century, the United States will have a president with a son at war).
Yet, likely because of those same values, McCain maintains a strict code of silence about his sons' military service, no matter how legitimate his pride or politically useful their military status. Through 2007, McCain was the strongest Senate advocate of vastly increasing troop levels in Iraq, strongly influencing the administration's wildly successful "surge" strategy.
Yet McCain never brought up his own son's service in some of the roughest areas of Iraq. His principled refusal of political advantage from his son's Iraq service extends to refusal even to be interviewed on the subject, or to introduce his son to campaign audiences.
Also little-known is the story of McCain's youngest child. As a result of a 1991 Cindy McCain visit to Mother Teresa's orphanage in Bangladesh, the McCains adopted an infant daughter dying from a host of health issues. The orphanage could not provide the medical care needed to save the little girl's life, so the McCains, already the parents of six children, brought the child home to America, and paid for desperately needed surgeries and years of rehabilitation. That child is their teenage daughter Bridget. In fact, there was a second infant girl brought back from the orphanage that the McCains saved. She ended up being adopted by one of McCain's aides, Wes Gullett, and his wife. "We were called at midnight by Cindy," Gullett has stated, and "five days later we met our new daughter Nicki at the LA airport."
This fall, Nicki will be a high school junior. Even after years of expensive medical treatment for the child, Gullett says, "I never saw a hospital bill" for her care. It is an extraordinary man who commits himself to such generous and heroic acts; it is an extraordinary politician who won't utter a word about such acts for political aggrandizement.
So, it turns out that McCain, standard-bearer of the party constantly slandered as racist, has, without fanfare, raised as his own a Bengali daughter of color. But the character demonstrations regarding his daughter are even more impressive: during his 2000 presidential run, as he was on the verge of becoming the front-runner, rogue staffers of other candidates reportedly conducted a whisper campaign in South Carolina disparaging the McCains for having a "black baby."
Yet, with every justification to unload with both barrels for such nasty politicking, and with as great an opportunity to set the record straight and tell the world about the heroics of being an adoptive father, McCain chose to shield his child by ignoring the smear. Some analysts believe that move may have ultimately cost him the nomination. But McCain has never questioned his choice. It says a lot about the man that he would readily sacrifice the pinnacle of personal political achievement to protect his family's feelings and privacy.
The contrast with other politicians couldn't be more stark. How many candidates have we heard try to score political points as they crow in the public limelight about their own brief military stints, or their wife's cancer, son's car accident, or sister's death from smoking? The contrast is consistent with McCain's internalizing the codes of honor and military conduct since his youth: the veneration of courage and resilience; the expectation of fidelity to principles of honor; the homage paid to Americans who sacrificed for their country; the nobility of service and sacrifice; the expectation that one would prove worthy of the country's trust; and the humility that comes from recognizing that there are causes and people greater than oneself. It is, in short, a contrast in character.
Character matters. In a president-and particularly in a commander-in-chief, that kind of character arguably counts more than any particular political orientation or policy. From character flows leadership, as it is character which dictates morally grounded direction and engenders public trust.
Character is critical to determining how a leader will respond to crisis. Will he reach deep within himself and in the traditions that shaped him and find the courage and grace to inspire strength and greatness? Will soldiers trust the wisdom and integrity of his decision when he orders them to war? Will he truly understand the terrible toll of war, as well as the price of appeasement? Will he make decisions based on considerations greater than cheap political expediency?
Now, ask yourself: which candidate has repeatedly demonstrated that kind of character?
I would welcome him as my: Commander in Chief.
As you know I am not a very political person. I just wanted to pass along that Senator Obama came to Bagram Afghanistan for about an hour on his visit to "The War Zone". I wanted to share with you what happened. He got off the plane and got into a bullet proof vehicle, got to the area to meet with the Major General (2 Star) who is the commander here at Bagram. As the Soldiers where lined up to shake his hand he blew them off and didn't say a word as he went into the conference room to meet the General. As he finished, the vehicles took him to the ClamShell (pretty much a big top tent that military personnel can play basketball or work out in with weights) so he could take his publicity pictures playing basketball. He again shunned the opportunity to talk to Soldiers to thank them for their service.
So really he was just here to make a showing for the American's back home that he is their candidate for President. I think that if you are going to make an effort to come all the way over here you would thank those that are providing the freedom that they are
providing for you. I swear we got more thanks from the NBA Basketball Players or the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders than from one of the Senators, who wants to be the President of the United States. I just do not understand how anyone would want him to be our Commander-and-Chief. It was almost that he was scared to be around those that provide the freedom for him and our great country.
If this is blunt and to the point I am sorry but I wanted you all to know what kind of caliber of person he really is. What you see in the news is all fake.
CPT Jeffrey S. Porter
(married and father of 6 children)
One hundred years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1908 :
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The average life expectancy was 47 years.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles Of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour. The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME .
Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which Were condemned in the press AND the government as "substandard. "
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from Entering into their country for any reason.
Five leading causes of death were:
1 Pneumonia and influenza
4. Heart disease
The American flag had 45 stars.
The population of Las Vegas , Nevada, was only 30!!!!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea Hadn't been invented yet.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write. Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health." hocking? DUH!
Eighteen percent of households had at least One full-time servant or domestic help.
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE ! U.S.A. !
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.
IT STAGGERS THE MIND, EH?
This is the best Salute to the Marine Corps I’ve seen.
I worked nights as a waitress, paying my way through college, in Honolulu during the early 1980s. Between work and school, I didn't have much time to meet other people, and my family was thousands of miles away.
Several Marines frequented the bar, and one GySgt. of a Marine sniper platoon, Larry Hatfield, sensed my shyness and invited me to participate in a lot of Marine recreational events. We became close friends, but I could never understand how a person could look through a scope and willingly kill another human being. As a Quaker, the very concept of a sniper troubled me. I was raised that
killing is always wrong - period. I often told him, and the other guys in the sniper platoon, my opinion on this. They usually remained silent on the subject.
As time went by, I lost contact with the Marines I knew from that sniper platoon, but I was privileged, later on, to be invited to produce tours as a volunteer (USO/AFE) for Marines on various bases overseas. Those of you who have met USO/AFE entertainers know that we are nowhere near the
combat zones, and are in fact well-insulated from the horrors of war.
We have fun entertaining you; we love eating with you at the mess halls or sitting out in the dirt and hearing your crazy jokes; we do our handshake tours of hospitals and PR tents and feel good and then are lucky enough to go home while you stay behind.
But Iraq was different. For the first time I found myself weeping at night after I came back from doing handshake tours. I couldn't adopt the USO maxim of looking the Marines in the eyes and shaking hands on the hospital tours, because there were teenage Marines with no hands and no eyes. A bomb at a well while I was there on my last tour left 200 women and children dead or injured at the hands of their own countrymen. The image of a Marine, badly wounded, struggling to carry a small 3 year old girl to safety is forever seared in my mind.
I wondered - a lot - about the kind of sacrifice that it takes for a person to volunteer in the Corps and experience this kind of tragedy on a regular basis.
Iraqi women refugees would tell me, through translators, about how the Kurdish women would throw their infants from trucks on their way to being executed by Saddam Hussein in the hope that strangers would raise the soon-to-be-orphaned children, and how often it was only the U.S. Marines and military units who would help them get medical care if they
did survive the terrors inflicted upon them.
This is what I have learned about war and the Marines: that I have never seen a U.S. senator cry while telling me about holding a dying friend in his/her arms, and there's precious few senators who come home from work missing a leg or two.
That I have never heard a U.S. congressman tell me what it's like to pass out soccer balls and writing paper to children who have been denied an education since birth.
That I have never heard any politician or corporate leader describe to me, as one Marine did after a show, that she wanted a better life for her child back home but wanted better lives for the children of Iraq, too.
Marines are living - and sometimes dying - for democracy, not just talking about it for the CNN cameras. They do their jobs, and come home, quietly, to go back to farming in Iowa or driving trucks in Kentucky, and, for the most part, don't talk about it. And God knows we civilians don't get an accurate picture back home of what is going on.
I still think killing is wrong, but I have come to understand that sometimes it is necessary and that lack of intervention, especially in humanitarian missions in oppressed nations, is tantamount to pulling the trigger on innocent civilians who only want what we want: a safe home
for their children and food on the table and the right to be who they are.
I'm not naive enough to think that most of our political leaders go to war for compassion (I think most of them want to protect corporate interests), but I do believe, from knowing the Marines I have been lucky enough to know, that
Marines act from compassion, decency, and with hearts bigger than most people will ever experience.
I understand now that a sniper - or any Marine, in any job supporting the ideals of the Corps - does what he or she does because the Constitution of the United States is not some remote piece of paper; the idea of freedom is real to a Marine. As one young lance corporal told me, as he guarded us during a show set-up in a particularly volatile area (after our show had been cancelled the day before because terrorists had blown up another 27 children nearby), "Don't worry - we got your back."
It shames me to think that I had to leave my country on these tours in order to understand what precious gifts I have as an American, that every day, somewhere in the world, a Marine is watching my back. I never considered that a sniper, or any Marine, may be asked to kill in order
to save innocent lives but now I understand.
So to all of you Marines out there, please accept this heartfelt thanks for what you do. To the guys from the sniper platoon in Kaneohe - this is a late apology for questioning you, and a thank you for what you have taught me, but I hope some of you read this. In our American
culture, we don't talk much about being noble, decent, loyal and honorable. I have yet to meet a Marine who did not possess all of those qualities. You are the big kids in high school who didn't let the bullies hurt the little kids. If you are reading this from Afghanistan or Iraq or Camp Lejeune; if you are reading this from a V.A. facility;
if you are reading this from your home, know this: that what you do is important.
When you are feeling weary and discouraged, remember that there are people in the world living in freedom because of you. Not only the refugees from war - but me, too.
I was a seaman in World War 2. I learned a lot about sailing when the war ended because I could not get a birth on a steamship. I sailed as a sail maker apprentice on a four masted ship.
No ships sailed from West Africa to North America during the days of slaving to North America. The Portugues were given the sole right to traffic in African slaves by the Catholic Church in the 14th century. Their cargoes from West Africa were first sold in Europe. They found a fair wind that would take them to a place they called America after Amerigo Vespuche?. It is now Brazil. Sailing ships could not cross the Sargosso Sea with a live cargo. This was learned by the Romans many years earlier. The Romans called it "Horse Latitudes" a place that their horses could not survive without water in treacherous sea.
No West African was brought to any part of North America. Even if they could depend on a fair wind (which did not exist) they would have to travel over 5 thousand miles due to tacking. The ships could not carry food and water for a live cargo. The slaves that came to the colonies which became The United States of North America came from the European colonies of South America or Islands of the Indies.
This is why we can't progress as a member of world organizations.
God be with us
Marines immobile in Afghan red tape
Multinational force has multiple leaders
By David Wood
April 11, 2008
KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan
Disagreements and coordination problems high within the international military command are delaying combat operations for 2,500 Marines who arrived here last month to help root out Taliban forces, according to military officers here.
For weeks the Marines -- with their light armor, infantry, artillery and a squadron of transport and attack helicopters and Harrier strike fighters -- have been virtually quarantined at the international air base here, unable to operate beyond the base perimeter.
Within immediate striking distance are radical Islamist Taliban forces that are entrenched around major towns in southern Afghanistan, where they control the lucrative narcotics trade and are consolidating their position as an alternative to the U.S.-backed government of President Hamid Karzai.
But disputes among the many layers of international command here – an ungainly conglomeration of 40 nations ranging from Albania and Iceland to the U.S. and Britain -- have forced a series of delays.
Unlike most U.S. military operations, even the small details of operations here -- such as the radio frequency used to evacuate a soldier for medical care -- must first be coordinated with multiple military commands.
Then, there have been larger disputes over strategy. Some commanders here want more emphasis on civic action in conjunction with local Afghans. Others believe security must take precedence.
For Marines, who are accustomed to landing in a war zone and immediately going into action with their own plans, the holdup has been frustrating. Frequent changes among command leaders and unclear lines of authority have made it difficult for the Marines to win general approval for the timing, goals and extent of proposed operations. Marine operations planning, which is routinely completed in hours or days, has gone on for weeks while they await agreement and approval from above.
"They invite us here ... and they don't know how to use us?" said Lt. Col. Anthony Henderson, commander of the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines. "We are trying to keep our frustration in check ... but we have to wait for the elephants to stop dancing," Henderson said, referring to the brass-heavy international command.
"The clash is between the tactical reality on the ground and political perceptions held elsewhere," Marine Maj. Heath Henderson, deputy operations officer for the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, told his staff. "You can make your own judgments about which you think will prevail."
Including the Marines, there are 17,522 allied troops in southern Afghanistan, including British, Dutch, Canadians, Danes, Estonians, Australians, Romanians and representatives of nine other nations, according to the high command.
These coalition military forces are assembled under the banner of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), commanded by U.S. Army Gen. Dan K. McNeill, headquartered in Kabul with an international staff. Beneath McNeill are five regional commands and numerous national military commands. Henderson's Marine battalion and its parent task force, the 24th MEU, officially are under the command of ISAF and
McNeill. But they are assigned to work in conjunction with the regional command here and other coalition forces.
Coordination on long-term strategy is complex, staff officers here said, because the commanders and staffs at each level regularly rotate. Regional command south here, for instance, changes every nine months between British, Canadian and Dutch officers.
With one proposed operation temporarily blocked, Henderson told his
planners to consider a scaled-back option.
"I think it's a stretch, but let's look at it," he said, adding glumly, "as the sound of desperation seeps into my voice."
The regional command here, RC-South, declined to comment on any command
issues. In Kabul, Brig. Gen. Carlos Branco, a senior spokesman for the ISAF, said the Marines "answer to" ISAF but are under the "tactical control" of RC-South. He said ISAF was satisfied that this is the best arrangement to "coordinate and synchronize" combat operations. In case of a disagreement, McNeill would make the final decision, said
Branco, a Portuguese officer.
The problems are magnified when Afghan government officials at the national and provincial level weigh in with their own judgments. The result, some say, is that the counterinsurgency campaign, which is inherently difficult enough, suffers from the lack of a clear vision and strategy.
"We don't understand where we are going here," said Lt. Col. Brian Mennes, commander of Task Force Fury, a battalion of paratroopers just leaving Kandahar after 15 months of counterinsurgency operations here.
"We desperately want to see a strategy in front of us," he said in an interview.
NATO's only previous experience with coalition combat came almost a decade ago with the air war against Serbia. Afghanistan is the first time the alliance has attempted to coordinate ground combat among forces that often don't speak the same language or use the same radio frequencies.
With British, Canadian and U.S. forces fighting in close proximity here, for example, their operations officers must agree even on such details as requests for medical evacuation of the wounded: the decisions include who takes the call, whose aircraft responds and where the wounded soldier is taken.
At the staff level, such difficulties usually are worked out with grace and humor and with a warrior's sense of shared mission. In response to a Marine request this week for help with supplies, a British liaison officer was accommodating. "You'll get what we have," he said.
Bigger problems run afoul of conflicting strategies and easily bruised national pride. At another planning session, a question arose about the capabilities of a British combat unit. "I can tell you they have killed more people than anybody else in this room," a British major declared hotly. There was shocked silence from the roomful of Marines, most of whom have done two or three combat tours in Iraq and don't boast about battlefield
Meantime, the 2,500 Marines here train, clean their weapons yet again, take long conditioning runs along the dust-choked perimeter roads, and wonder when they're going to begin what they came for. "This is killing us," says a staff sergeant. "There's only so much training you can do, especially considering that most of my Marines just got back from Iraq."
But living conditions at this huge base are comfortable, with a well-stocked PX, an off-duty recreation area with a Burger King and pizza shop and an Afghan bazaar. Marines sleep on cots in air-conditioned tents, and the food is considered above-par.
"This place is like a resort, and that makes the waiting a lot easier," said Lt. Shaun Miller, 24, a platoon leader from Austin, Texas.
The following essay was written by Pfc.Sidney D.Lowe, a member of my gun crew on Tarawa. He found me on the Web a couple of years ago and sent it to me. After the war he attended Seminary School and became a Navy Chaplain. He served with three different Marine Divisions. Here it is.
It's My Party: They come almost nightly to
invade my dreams; a file of anonymous Marines in dusty battle dress march route
- step into a
westering sun. They have neither names nor faces, those weary young men of yesterday,, those phantom companions of my long ago youth, who move resolutely across the distant horizon of an old man's memory. To give them identity is to release a flood of association too intimate, too precious, and too painful for conscious remembrance.
In other dreamtime scenarios a ragged line
of men abreast moves through the surf toward a distant island. They press
relentlessly forward. They have no choice. To do otherwise is to be thrown into
the sea and to die. The island offers dubious haven, for there the enemy waits
to deny them sanctuary. Many stumble and fall, struck down as though by some
invisible hand. Some rise and press forward. Others wash endlessly to and fro
in the restless sea. Where are they now, these brash and brave young men of
another time? Do they, like me lie awake in the late night hours, tormented by
transient scenes from an old horror movie that endlessly replays itself in
the mind? These Marines have names, some well remembered, but increasingly they
are lost in the indistinct recesses of an aging memory. But the faces are
sharply etched on the indelible plate of recall. A lump rises in my thro at and
a mist comes to my eyes as I remember those who once were strangers, became
comrades and finally friends as we learned to rely on one another for our very
survival. With few exceptions, I have made little attempt to maintain contact
with those companions of my youth. It is a chapter that once written, is better
not revisited, for to do so is to reawaken the unthinkable threat-to deal once
again with the rising consciousness of mortality. To my knowledge no reunions
have been announced to bring us together. Perhaps like me, they find the
exercise of remembrance to be painful. As I recall their faces, I weep for who
we were and are no longer. I weep for the unrealized potential, for the
dreams that will never be dreamed, for the stories that will never be told. How
many survived, and who, and why? Who have lived to become as old as I, and who
remain forever nineteen? Perhaps it is better not to know.
My sleep is fitful in these later years and is often disturbed by ghostly reminders of another time. That is how it is with old men. We receive our nocturnal visitors, dream our poignant dreams, and shed our bitter tears, It's my party. I can cry if I want to...
.You would cry too if it happened to you.
Ditto: Joshua M. Duncan,
The above has been with me for years (many years) and has not helped our United States of America. We are a small part of America and none of the other country's here vote with but against us.
I am not shock proof; but am having trouble with what passes for normal "as truth". I am again attending college. My present attempt at a Major is Political Science. After the 1st test (which I passed) I threw away my old, much used copy of the Federal Constitutions. The three branches of government can each do all they like. When they are questioned a figment of the imagination is used to show that the actual words of the Constitutions, or amendments imply they are close enough in connection and spirit so their proposal is good. Would you believe this is acceptable? They do. The senate even makes up words that are not found in the college version of Websters. Just one such word is nongermane. When using the computer it does come up as used and accepted in the senate. There are many more but for now I will stick with all I can handle.
I will throw this in even without it having a real meaning.
I was with the Military from 1945 through 1991. From 1968 until 1991 it was as an active, "order carrying" Reserve. It occurred to me recently that I have never seen or saluted an American Flag. Hundreds of parades taking part - more as an observer. America is made up of two continents, South and North. This is divided into South, Central, and North. I am a Citizen of the United States of North America. The Flag (Old Glory) is the flag of the United States of North America. When our national representatives succeed in helping the nations that hate us form a world government, our flag will mean little. Its past Glory will be written out of history.
The only way this can be stopped is to fight. Do we have enough citizens, legal or illegal willing to take on all the people in the world that want us gone? The people that would like to help us will be controlled by the vote of the world government. Sad isn't it?
God is with us.
Who Is Josh Duncan? If you’ve ever asked the question, here’s the answer in a small capsule of his own words. God Bless You, Josh! We owe you a never-ending debt of gratitude for your lifetime of sacrifice. DebV
There are three major things that have happened
to bring me to this conclusion.
1. The elected representatives have chosen to ignore the writings of the Constitution, and the spelled out wishes of their constituents.
2. The Constitution calls for a separation of the three branches of the federal government. There is no separation of powers. The courts at every level make laws. The legislators, and the executives do not seem to notice. The legislators usurp States rights without any complaint; the executive nullifies the legislators by so called executive privilege, and appointments while the Senate is not in session.
3. All three branches are controlled by lawyers, who by their actions could not make a living as lawyers, but are well trained to ignore the Constitution.
The government as it now exists is all one big conflict of the Constitution. This can show its existence by one person being able to stop all legislation that is brought before either house of the legislative body. Well meaning men that are not trained in civil or criminal law would never let a committee refuse to bring any measure to the floor for vote. The committee would only make recommendations to the body, not usurp their responsibilities.
CAN THIS FUTURE BE CHANGED?
I do not believe it can. I have recommendations that may be able to bring back the Government of The United States of America. I do not think my recommendations can be put into practice. This negative feeling comes from the fact that the elected people as lawyers do not realize that there is a conflict of interest. I am speaking of a MAJOR conflict of interest throughout the government as it exists at this time in the history of The United States of America
No person that has ever attended law school would be eligible to be elected to any of the offices that comprise the three branches of the United States Government. In all cases that would be a definite conflict of interest in serving the citizens of the United States. The actions of the lawyers that now control all branches of the United States Government indicate that they are incapable of reading the Constitution. They have all sworn an oath to uphold said Constitution. We know they can read because all have attended law school. This indicates that they have not even read the Constitution of The United States of America. The real problem more likely is found in their law school training. The American English is not taught in law school. Ways to misinterpret the language, and add words to the Constitution that are in fact not there. I feel that this is why the Courts make Laws, the House and Senate refuse to bring the laws to the floor for a vote, and the President makes appointments when Congress is not in session or uses executive privilege to accomplish improper actions. This country should be operated by the rules of law allowed by its Constitution, not by trained liars, and selfish people.
EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
The Executive office of President or Vice President of the United States Government must come from a citizen of the United States of America who is a person born of citizens that were born or naturalized under proper procedures. There will be no short cuts on any rules of citizenship.
Candidates for President being also the Commander in Chief should be chosen from persons that have never been elected to serve in either of the two other branches of the United States Government. They must be educated in such manner as to make them very familiar with all Uniformed Services. All offices that collect and evaluate intelligence used to protect citizens should be for his or her immediate use. This includes The United States Military, Federal, State, and local intelligence forces involved with keeping citizens safe. They will have in their possession a copy of the Constitution of the United States of America issued to them by the government printing office at the time of their pledge to support the same. All appointments must be brought from committees to a vote on the floor of both houses of Congress.
Congress of the United States of America
consist of citizens born or naturalized. All elected members of both
houses shall have in their possession a copy of the Constitution of the United
States of America issued to them by the government printing office at the time
of their pledge to support the same. They will be required to make laws,
which after study by a committee will be voted on by each house. All laws
voted favorably will be signed by the President within a given period or will
become law. The Supreme Court will determine its Constitutional
validity. Their salaries, and expenses will be voted by the citizenry,
not less that bi-annually. Their retirement pay will follow the rules
accorded retired military personnel, and be subject to disability deductions
such as will apply to all Federal employees.
THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Shall consist of appointees of the President and confirmed by the full Senate after being considered by a committee of Senators. They must in all cases read before the combined houses of Congress the Constitution, and amendments loaned to them by the government printing office. Should their appointment be approved the government printing office will issue to them the same book read in Congress. They will have lifetime appointments. They will rule on all laws that are contested as not conforming to the Constitution of the United States of America. All their judgments will be based on the American English words within the book of Constitutions, and its amendments.
States of the united States of America
The States that make up the United States will have all Constitutional rights that are not specifically assigned to the Federal Government. All States have the right to join together in any endeavor that is approved by a referendum voted by it's citizens. All States will have representation in all elected offices of the Federal Government. They will be represented as they are at this time, with the only exception that none can have attended law school.
All religions will be accepted in the United States of America, and its recognized territories. Religious Rites practiced in any language other that American English will provide to the Federal. State, and Local authorities a translation in American English of their religious book. Religions practicing Rites in American English shall provide a copy of their religious book to the same authorities. All religious tracts, written educational materials of all Religions will be furnished the Library Of Congress. Any religious persons deviating from their books and written material based on their religious books will be considered another Religion and comply with the same requirements of all other Religious societies.
No religious materials will refer to any other Religion in a derogatory fashion. Those who do not abide by these requirements will be considered Cults and not have the protection of the conforming Religions.
Joshua M. Duncan
Ummm, let me think....why is it the average Joe
can figure this out, but
I got it! They have figured it out...and it's to THEIR advantage!
Now, the more interesting question is, why we keep electing these same people over and over?
Tomatoes and Cheap Labor . This should make everyone think, be you Democrat, Republican or Independent
From a California school teacher - - -
"As you listen to the news about the student protests over illegal immigration, there are some things that you should be aware of:
I am in charge of the English-as-a-second-language department at a large southern California high school which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning that its students average lower socioeconomic and income levels.
Most of the schools you are hearing about, South Gate High, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park, etc., where these students are protesting, are also Title 1 schools.
Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast and free lunch program. When I say free breakfast, I'm not talking a glass of milk and roll -- but a full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits and juices that would make a Marriott proud. The waste of this food is monumental, with trays and trays of it being dumped in the trash uneaten. (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)
I estimate that well over 50% of these students are obese or at least moderately overweight.
About 75% or more DO have cell phones. The school also provides day care centers for the unwed teenage pregnant girls (some as young as 13) so they can attend class without the inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or having family watch their kids. (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)
I was ordered to spend $700,000 on my department or risk losing funding for the upcoming year even though there was little need for anything; my budget was already substantial. I ended up buying new computers for the computer learning center, half of which, one month later, have been carved with graffiti by the appreciative students who obviously feel humbled and grateful to have a free education in America. (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)
I have had to intervene several times for young
and substitute teachers whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant
students here in the country less then 3 months who raised so much hell with
the female teachers, calling them "Putas" whores and throwing things
that the teachers were in tears.
Free medical, free education, free food, day care
etc., etc., etc. Is it any wonder they feel entitled to not only be in this
country but to demand rights, privileges and entitlements?
To those who want to point out how much these illegal immigrants contribute to our society because they LIKE their gardener and
housekeeper and they like to pay less for tomatoes: spend some time in the real world of illegal immigration and see the TRUE costs. Higher insurance, medical facilities closing, higher medical costs, more crime, lower standards of education in our schools, overcrowding, new diseases etc., etc, etc. For me, I'll pay more for tomatoes.
We need to wake up. The guest worker program will be a disaster because we won't have the guts to enforce it. Does anyone in their right mind really think they will voluntarily leave and return? There are many hardworking Hispanic/American citizens that contribute to our country and many that I consider my true friends. We should encourage and accept those Hispanics who have done it the right and legal way.
It does, however, have everything to do with
culture: A third-world culture that does not value education, that accepts
children getting pregnant and dropping out of school by 15 and that refuses to
assimilate, and an American culture that has become so weak and worried about
"politically correct" that we don't have the will to do anything
CHEAP LABOR? Isn't that what the whole immigration issue is about?
Business doesn't want to pay a decent wage. Consumers don't want expensive produce. Government will tell you Americans don't want the jobs. But the bottom line is cheap labor. The phrase "cheap labor" is a myth, a farce, and a lie. There is no such thing as "cheap labor."
Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife
and five children.
He takes a job for $5.00 or $6.00/hour. At that wage, with six dependents, he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year, if he
files an Income Tax Return, he gets an "earned income credit" of up to $3,200 free.
He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent.
He qualifies for food stamps.
He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care.
His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school.
He requires bilingual teachers and books
He qualifies for relief from high energy bills.
If they are or become, aged, blind or disabled, they qualify for SSI.
Once qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicare. All of this is at (our) taxpayer's expense.
He doesn't worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance .
Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and printed material.
He and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00 to $30.00/hour in benefits.
Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or $6.00/hour left after paying their bills and his.
The American taxpayers also pay for increased crime, graffiti and trash clean-up.
Cheap labor ? YEAH RIGHT ! Wake up people !
THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS WE SHOULD BE ADDRESSING TO THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES FOR EITHER PARTY.
AND WHEN THEY LIE TO US AND DON'T DO AS THEY SAY, WE SHOULD REPLACE THEM AT ONCE !
The following essay was written by Pfc.Sidney
D.Lowe, a member of my gun
crew on Tarawa. He found me on the Web a couple of years ago and sent it
to me. After the war he attended Seminary School and became a Navy
Chaplain. He served with three different Marine Divisions. Here it is.
It's My Party: They come almost nightly to invade my dreams; a file of
anonymous Marines in dusty battle dress march route - step into a
westering sun. They have neither names nor faces, those weary young men of
yesterday,, those phantom companions of my long ago youth, who move
resolutely across the distant horizon of an old man's memory. To give
them identity is to release a flood of association too intimate, too
precious, and too painful for conscious remembrance.
In other dreamtime scenarios a ragged line of men
abreast moves through
the surf toward a distant island. They press relentlessly forward. They
have no choice. To do otherwise is to be thrown into the sea and to
die. The island offers dubious haven, for there the enemy waits to deny
them sanctuary. Many stumble and fall, struck down as though by some
invisible hand. Some rise and press forward. Others wash endlessly to and
fro in the restless sea. Where are they now, these brash and brave young
men of another time? Do they, like me lie awake in the late night
hours, tormented by transient scenes from an old horror movie that
endlessly replays itself in the mind? These Marines have names, some well
remembered, but increasingly they are lost in the indistinct recesses of
an aging memory. But the faces are sharply etched on the indelible plate
of recall. A lump rises in my throat and a mist comes to my eyes as I
remember those who once were strangers, became comrades and finally
friends as we learned to rely on one another for our very survival. With
few exceptions, I have made little attempt to maintain contact with those
companions of my youth. It is a chapter that once written, is better not
revisited, for to do so is to reawaken the unthinkable threat-to deal
once again with the rising consciousness of mortality. To my knowledge
no reunions have been announced to bring us together. Perhaps like
me, they find the exercise of remembrance to be painful. As I recall their
faces, I weep for who we were and are no longer. I weep for the unrealized potential, for
the dreams that will never be dreamed, for the stories that will never be
told. How many survived, and who, and why? Who have lived to become as old
as I, and who remain forever nineteen? Perhaps it is better not to know.
My sleep is fitful in these later years and is
often disturbed by ghostly
reminders of another time. That is how it is with old men. We receive our
nocturnal visitors, dream our poignant dreams, and shed our bitter tears,
It's my party. I can cry if I want to....You would cry too if it happened
to you. Sidney D.Lowe
Prior to putting this on the Board I asked Sid if
he had any objection
to my posting his work and he said it was OK,
Semper Fidelis, Scotty
This needs redistributing:
September 11, 2004 Dear America, "People sleep
peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do
violence on their behalf." -George Orwell
The Marine Corps is tired. I guess I should not say that, as I have no authority or responsibility to speak for the Marine Corps as a whole, and my opinions are mine alone. I will rephrase: this Marine is tired. I write this piece from the sands of Iraq, west of Baghdad, at three a.m., but I am not tired of the sand. I am neither tired of long days, nor of flying and fighting. I am not tired of the food, though it does not taste quite right. I am not tired of the heat; I am not tried of the mortars that occasionally fall on my base. I am not tired of Marines dying, though all Marines, past and present, mourn the loss of every brother and sister that is killed; death is a part of combat and every warrior knows that going into battle. One dead Marine is too many, but we give more than we take, and unlike our enemies, we fight with honor. I am not tired of the missions or the people; I have only been here a month, after all. I am, however, tired of the hypocrisy and short-sightedness that seems to have gripped so many of my countrymen and the media. I am tired of political rhetoric that misses the point, and mostly I am tired of people "not getting it."
Three years ago I was sitting in a classroom at Quantico, Virginia, while attending the Marine Corps Basic Officer Course, learning about the finer points of land navigation. Our Commanding Officer interrupted the class to inform us that some planes had crashed in New York and Washington D.C., and that he would return when he knew more. Tears welled in the eyes of the Lieutenant on my right while class continued, albeit with an audience that was not very focused; his sister lived in New York and worked at the World Trade Center. We broke for lunch, though instead of going to the chow hall proceeded to a small pizza and sub joint which had a television. Slices of pizza sat cold in front of us as we watched the same vivid images that you watched on September 11, 2001.
I look back on that moment now and realize even then I grasped, at some level, that the events of that day would alter both my military career and my country forever. Though I did not know that three years later, to the day, I would be flying combat missions in Iraq as an AH-1W Super Cobra pilot, I did understand that a war had just begun, on television for the world to see, and that my classmates and I would fight that war. After lunch we were told to go to our rooms, clean our weapons and pack our gear for possible deployment to the Pentagon to augment perimeter security. The parting words of the order were to make sure we packed
gloves, in case we had to handle bodies.
The first Marine killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom was in my company at The Basic School, and was sitting in that land navigation class on September 11. He fought bravely, led from the front, and was killed seizing an oil refinery on the opening day of the war. His heroism made my emergency procedure memorization for the T-34 primary flight school trainer seem quite insignificant. This feeling of frustration was shared by all of the student pilots, but we continued to press on. As one instructor pointed out to us, "You will fight this war, not me. Make sure that you are prepared when you get there." He was right; my classmates from Pensacola are here beside me, flying every day in support of the Marines on the ground. That instructor has since retired, but I believe he has retired knowing that he made a contribution to the greatest country in the history of the world, the United States of America.
Many of you will read that statement and balk at its apparently presumptuous and arrogant nature, and perhaps be tempted to stop reading right here. I would ask that you keep going, for I did not say that Americans are better than anyone else, for I do not believe that to be the case. I did not say that our country, its leaders, military or intelligence services are perfect or have never made mistakes, because throughout history they have, and will continue to do so, despite their best efforts. The Nation is more than the sum of its citizens and leaders, more than its history, present, or future; a nation has contemporary values which change as its leaders change, but it also has timeless character, ideals forged with the blood and courage of patriots. To quote the Pledge of Allegiance, our nation was founded "under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." As Americans, we have more freedom than we can handle sometimes.
If you are an atheist you might have a problem with that whole "under God" part; if you are against liberating the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Asia, all of Europe (twice), and the former Soviet bloc, then perhaps the "liberty and justice for all" section might leave you fuming. Our Nation, throughout its history, has watered the seeds of democracy on many continents, with blood, even when the country was in disagreement about those decisions. Disagreement is a wonderful thing. To disagree with your neighbors and your government is at the very heart of freedom. Citizens have disagreed about every important and controversial decision made by their leaders throughout history. Truman had the courage to drop two nuclear weapons in order to end the largest war in history, and then, by his actions, prevented the Soviets from extinguishing the light of democracy in Eastern Europe, Berlin. Lincoln preserved our country through civil war; Reagan knew in his heart that freedom is a more powerful weapon than oppression.
Leaders are paid to make difficult, sometimes controversial decisions. History will judge the success of their actions and the purity of their intent in a way that is impossible at the present moment. In your disagreement and debate about the current conflict, however, be very careful that you do not jeopardize your nation or those who serve. The best time to use your freedom of speech to debate difficult decisions is before they are made, not when the lives of your countrymen are on the line.
Cherish your civil rights; I know that after having been in Iraq for only one month I have a new appreciation for mine. You have the right to say that you "support the troops" but oppose the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. You have the right to vote for Senator John Kerry because you believe that he has an exit strategy for Iraq, or because you just cannot stand President Bush. You have the right to vote for President George W. Bush if you believe that he has done a good job over the last four years. You might even decide that you do not want to vote at all and would rather avoid the issues as much as possible. That is certainly your option, and doing nothing is the only option for many people in this world.
It is not my place, nor am I allowed by the Uniformed Code of Military Justice, to tell you how to vote. But I can explain to you the truth about what is going on around you. We know, and have known from the beginning, that the ultimate success or failure of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the future of those countries, rests solely on the shoulders of the Iraqi and Afghani people. If someone complains that we should not have gone to war with Saddam Hussein, that our intelligence was bad, that President Bush's motives were impure, then take the appropriate action. Exercise your right to vote for Senator Kerry, but please stop complaining about something that happened over a year ago. The decision to deploy our military in Iraq and Afghanistan is in the past, and while I believe that it is important to the democratic process for our nation to analyze the decisions of our leadership in order to avoid repeating mistakes, it is far more important to focus on the future. The question of which candidate will "get us out of Iraq sooner" should not be a consideration in your mind. YOU SHOULD NOT WANT US OUT OF IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN SOONER. There is only one coherent exit strategy that will make our time here worthwhile and validate the sacrifice of so many of our countrymen. There is only one strategy that has a chance of promoting peace and stabilizing the Middle East. It is the exit strategy of both candidates, though voiced with varying volumes and differing degrees of clarity. I will speak of Iraq because that is where I am, though I feel the underlying principle applies to both Iraq and Afghanistan.
The American military must continue to help train and support the Iraqi Police, National Guard, and Armed Forces. We must continue to give them both responsibility and the authority with which to carry out those responsibilities, so that they eventually can kill or capture the former regime elements and foreign terrorists that are trying to create a radical, oppressive state. We must continue to repair the infrastructure that we damaged during the conflict, and improve the infrastructure that was insufficient when Saddam was in power. We should welcome and encourage partners in the coalition but recognize that many will choose the path of least resistance and opt out; many of our traditional allies have been doing this for years and it should not surprise us. We must respect the citizens of Iraq and help them to understand the meaning of basic human rights, for those are something the average Iraqi has never experienced. We must be respectful of our cultural and religious differences. We must help the Iraqis develop national pride, and most importantly, we must leave this country better than we found it, at the right time, with a chance of success so that its people will have an opportunity to forge their own destiny. We must do all of these things as quickly and efficiently as possible so that we are not seen as occupiers, but rather liberators and helpers. We must communicate this to the world as clearly and frequently as possible, both with words and actions.
If we leave before these things are done, then Iraq will fall into anarchy and possibly plunge the Middle East into another war. The ability of the United States to conduct foreign policy will be severely, and perhaps permanently, degraded. Terrorism will increase, both in America and around the world, as America will have demonstrated that it is not interested in building and helping, only destroying. If we run or exit early, we prove to our enemies that terror is more powerful and potent than freedom. Many nations, like Spain, have already affirmed this in the minds of the terrorists. Our failure, and its consequences, will be squarely on our shoulders as a nation. It will be our fault. If we stay the course and Iraq or Afghanistan falls into civil war on its own, then our hands are clean. As a citizen of the United States and a U.S. Marine, I will be able to sleep at night with nothing on my conscience, for I know that I, and my country, have done as much as we could for these people. If we leave early, I will not be able to live with myself, and neither should you. The blood will be on our hands, the failure on our watch.
The bottom line is this: Republican or Democrat, approve or disapprove of the decision to go to war, you need to support our efforts here. You cannot both support the troops and protest their mission. Every time the parent of a fallen Marine gets on CNN with a photo, accusing President Bush of murdering his son, the enemy wins a strategic victory. I cannot begin to comprehend the grief he feels at the death of his son, but he dishonors the memory of my brave brother who paid the ultimate price. That Marine volunteered to serve, just like the rest of us. No one here was drafted. I am proud of my service and that of my peers. I am ashamed of that parent's actions, and I pray to God that if I am killed my parents will stand with pride before the cameras and reaffirm their belief that my life and sacrifice mattered; they loved me dearly and they firmly support the military and its mission in Iraq and Afghanistan. With that statement, they communicate very clearly to our enemies around the world that America is united, that we cannot be
intimidated by kidnappings, decapitations and torture, and that we care enough about the Afghani and Iraqi people to give them a chance at democracy and basic human rights. Do not support those that seek failure for us, or seek to trivialize the sacrifices made here. Do not make the deaths of your countrymen be in vain. Communicate to your media and elected officials that you are behind us and our mission. Send letters and encouragement to those who are deployed. When you meet a person that serves you, whether in the armed forces, police, or fire department, show them respect. Thank the spouses around you every day, raising children alone, whose loved ones are deployed. Remember not only those that have paid the ultimate price, but the veterans that bear the physical and emotional scars of defending your freedom. At the very least, follow your mother's advice. "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." Do not give the enemy a foothold in our Nation's public opinion. He rejoices at Fahrenheit 9/11 and applauds every time an American slams our efforts. The military can succeed here so long as American citizens support us wholeheartedly.
The following is not new. It still applies. I feel that in should be recycled at this time. It could have been written today. Please give it wide distribution.
GOD BLESS the UNITED STATES of AMERICA
It was my privilege to serve in World War II as a
Merchant seaman out of Mobile Alabama 4 years, The United States Marine
Corps for 9 years which including the Pusan Perimeter. That stopped the
U.S. Army from being pushed into the sea in August 1950. The Inchon Landing,
capture of Kimpo Airfield, capture and securing the Capital Seoul, landing at
Wonson. This action left no North Korean Army in Korea. We were a
United Nation's Force and felt the war was over. Unknown to us, a United
Nation's Force was Massing along the Yalu river. My regiment of the 1st
Marine Division along with one other Marine Regiment had gotten to The Chosen
Reservoir. On 27 November, 8 Divisions (a full field army) of Chinese surprised
us. Their objective reinforced by 4 more Divisions was to annihilate a
United States Marine Division. They felt it would be a very large
propaganda triumph. From situation maps, I deduced that they were getting
their intelligence from the United Nations deployment office. That
office, from all I've been able to guess at, was in charge of a Russian General
and his Staff in New York. You are aware that they did not succeed.
After we crippled all their divisions, my Company D-2-5 and other survivors
walked (frozen) 40 or more miles, fighting all the way. I was flown to
the Navy Hospital at Yokosuka, Japan on 18 December 1950. I served the rest of
my nine years and transferred to Air Force Intelligence for 6 Years.
While in this capacity I helped make reports to Commander in Chief, President
John F. Kennedy. We, in the 8th Air force Reconnaissance Squadron, kept
him informed of where Russian missiles bound for Cuba originated and where they
were located on ships. Before my 6 years in the United States Air Force
was up I was called to active duty in the United States Army Intelligence with
posting at Fort Carson, Colorado. I was sent on temporary duty to Army
Divisions in the Southwest to train their newly formed tactical air
intelligence units. In 1965 with 5 men we went to South Vietnam. My
next temporary assignment was to train the 25th Division Intelligence Unit in
Hawaii. Surprise-surprise, I was assigned to them permanently and within
two weeks we left for a year in CU Chi, South Vietnam. The year being up
in 1966, I was assigned as Commanding Officer of the 502nd Military
Intelligence Unit attached to the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood,
Texas. During the Army time so far my wife, Marian (an angel) had been
alone with 4 teenagers, and a toddler for most of 4 years. I went back to
South Vietnam only once more and transferred to the reserves and fully retired
The following is true and in due time the creator
of Heaven and Earth will according to the Torah, Gospels, and Quran make the
day in which there is no doubt.
Peace will reign
Interesting site for comparing the various sects of Islam and gleaning a greater understanding of the way some have exploited the negative view of this religion.
Dear Truth- seeker,
Here is critically important information that you need for your survival: information about "The TRUE Meaning of the Bible and ORIGINAL and TRUE Koran" * and "The Way home or face The Fire" which is the "Mother of the Book" referred to in the Koran and the "little Book" referred to in the Book of Christ's Revelation, which contains the only survival-plan that is guaranteed to work, guaranteed by the Ruler of the Universe Himself.
* The Authorized Version Old Testament - New Testament - TRUE Koran - in ONE Book; all in the same language with Thees and Thous, called "The King of kings' Bible".
The Koran that is promoted and distributed by the Meccans and which has caused countless wars between christians and moslems (because of its corrupted message about Jesus) and millions of deaths over hundreds of years is NOT the original version of the Koran that was given to Mohammed Mustafa by Gabriel in A.D. 640.
The one that you can read an extract from by clicking below IS the ORIGINAL version, in English, and it is in PERFECT harmony with The king James' Bible and is in fact the third part of the Bible and was always intended by God to be so.
The Meccans corrupted the Message that had been given to Mohammed, and the Koran, to turn people away from God's Holy Temple in Jerusalem (Psalm 138:2); which Mohammed taught his followers to turn to face and go on Pilgrimage (Haj) to; in order to promote their pagan religious site in Mecca, that was condemned by Mohammed - "Peace be upon him" and make zillions from pilgrims. In so doing they prevented the uniting of the Books, created division and hostility between all believers, by also building mosques, in direct opposition to God's Will (Sura 9:107); Mohammed's Mission and the Koran itself.
Koran Sura 9:107. And there are those who put up mosques (churches; synagogues; etc.), by way of mischief and BETRAYAL - to disunite the Believers - and in preparation for one who warred against "I AM" (Revelation 12:7) and His Messenger aforetime. They will indeed swear that their intention is nothing but good; but "I AM" (Allah) doth declare that they are certainly LIARS.
Did YOU know that the Koran COMMANDS its readers to read the Bible and keep The Covenant in the Torah? However, they do not do so because the Meccans have told them that the True Bible and Torah no longer exists, which of course is a LIE and God Himself says so in the Koran (Sura 32:23*). The king James Authorised Version Bible is the TRUE Bible.
* Koran Sura 32:23. We did indeed aforetime give the Book (Torah) to Moses: be then NOT IN DOUBT of its (The Torah) reaching (THEE): and We made it a Guide to the Children of Israel.
Only by publishing the new "King of kings' Bible", which includes the ORIGINAL Koran, can we get our brothers the moslems to know that they have to read the Bible and bring the world together, in peace, with everyone keeping The Covenant, which is God's Will (Islam in Arabic) as He says in the Bible and in the Koran and all worshipping towards His only Holy Temple, in Jerusalem, at Abraham's Station on Mt. Moriah (2 Chronicles 3:1; 1 kings 8:29-30; Genesis 22:2).
2 Chronicles 3:1 Then Solomon began to build The (Kaba) House of the "I AM" (God/Allah) at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where [the "I AM"] appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
1 kings 8:29 That Thine eyes may be open toward this house (Kaba) night and day, [even] toward the place of which Thou hast said, My name shall be there: that Thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which Thy servant shall make toward this place (Moriah).
8:30 And hearken Thou to the supplication of Thy servant, and of Thy people Israel (those who champion God's Cause in the world), when they shall pray toward this place: and hear Thou in heaven Thy dwelling place: and when Thou hearest, forgive.
Genesis 22:2 And He (God/Allah) said, Take now thy son, thine only [son] Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
Please read this Original Koran extract.
The following came from a site called "Quran
- i.e. Hizbulla is content with calling for the liberation of Lebanese land and fighting a defensive war if attacked, but never for attacking Israel on behalf of or for the Palestinians.
Obviously no Palestinians are holding their breath for Iran to be their great savior otherwise they may find themselves being dealt the same dose of 'Islam' that the Iraqis and the Afghanis have tasted from Iran.
For all the reasons above and quite a few more not covered in this brief analysis, it is fair to say that the Iranian government is found guilty of a number of crimes, all of which are clear violations of the Islamic laws of justice and morality. It is a government that has survived by virtue of the 'tuqya principal' (the ability to lie, murder, incite violence, break all Islamic laws, and yet still claim in some bizarre logic to be Islamic!)
For those who have been betting on the Iranian government to enforce the principles and laws of Islam and bring justice to the world, it is time to wake-up from the deep slumber and realize that a nation that has violated the true system of Islam can never be its champion...
The true Phoenix of Islam will rise to reclaim its lands, liberate its people, and bring justice against all those who seek otherwise.
"And hold firmly to the rope of God, all of you, and do not be separated. And remember God's blessing upon you when you were enemies and He united your
hearts, then you became with His blessing as brothers; and you were on the verge of a pit of fire and He saved you from it; it is thus that God clarifies for you His
signs that you may be guided." (Quran 3:103)
Josh made me aware of the writings of Raymond Kraft. Please read this example for yourself and then explore the links to other articles from this articulate, thoughtful writer. Thanks Josh! DebV
Important History Lesson: Why We Are in Iraq
by Raymond S. Kraft
This is a post from Raymond S. Kraft, a California lawyer. It sheds light on the Big Picture!
Sixty-three years ago, Nazi Germany had overrun almost all of Europe and hammered England to the verge of bankruptcy and defeat, and had sunk more than four hundred British ships in their convoys between England and America for food and war materials.
The US was in an isolationist, pacifist, mood, and most Americans and Congress wanted nothing to do with the European war, or the Asian war.
Then along came Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and in outrage Congress unanimously declared war on Japan, and the following day on Germany, which had not attacked us. It was a dicey thing. We had few allies.
France was not an ally, the Vichy government of France aligned with its German occupiers. Germany was not an ally, it was an enemy, and Hitler intended to set up a Thousand Year Reich in Europe. Japan was not an ally, it was intent on owning and controlling all of Asia. Japan and Germany had long-term ideas of invading Canada and Mexico, and then the United States over the north and south borders after they had settled control of Asia and Europe.
America's allies then were England, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and Russia, and that was about it. All of Europe, from Norway to Italy, except Russia in the east, was all ready under the Nazi heel.
America was not prepared for war. America had stood down most of its military after WWI and throughout the depression. At the outbreak of WWII, there were army units training with broomsticks over their shoulders because they didn't have guns and cars with "tank" painted on the doors because they didn't have tanks. And a big chunk of our Navy had just been sunk and damaged at Pearl Harbor.
Britain had already gone bankrupt, saved only by the donation of $600 million in gold bullion in the Bank of England that was the property of Belgium and was given by Belgium to England to carry on the war when Belgium was overrun by Hitler. Actually, Belgium surrendered in one day, because it was unable to oppose the German invasion, and the Germans bombed Brussels into rubble the next day anyway, just to prove they could. Britain has been holding out for two years already in the face of staggering shipping losses and the near decimation of its air force in the Battle of Britain, and was saved from being overrun by Germany only because Hitler made the mistake of thinking the Brits were a relatively minor threat that could be dealt with later and turning his attention to Russia, at a time when England was on the verge of collapse in the late summer of 1940.
Russia saved America's butt by putting up a desperate fight for two years until the US got geared up to begin hammering away at Germany. Russia lost something like 24 million people in the sieges of Stalingrad and Moscow, 90% of them from cold and starvation, mostly civilians, but more than a million soldiers. More than a million!
Had Russia surrendered then, Hitler would have been able to focus his entire campaign against the Brits, then America, and the Nazis would have won the war.
I say this to illustrate that turning points in history are often dicey things. And we are at another one.
There is a very dangerous minority in Islam that either has, or wants and may soon have, the ability to deliver small nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons, almost anywhere in the world, unless they are prevented from doing so.
The Jihadis, the militant Muslims, are basically Nazis in Kaffiyahs. They believe that Islam, a radically conservative (definitely not liberal!) form of Wahhabi Islam, should own and control the Middle East first, then Europe, then the world, and that all who do not bow to Allah should be killed, enslaved, or subjugated. They want to finish the Holocaust, destroy Israel, purge the world of Jews. This is what they say.
There is also a civil war raging in the Middle East, for the most part not a hot war, but a war of ideas. Islam is having its Inquisition and its Reformation today, but it is not yet known which will win ? the Inquisition or the Reformation.
If the Inquisition wins, then the Wahhabis, the Jihads, will control the Middle East, and the OPEC oil, and the US, European, and Asian economies, the techno industrial economies, will be at the mercy of OPEC, not an OPEC dominated by the well educated and rational Saudis of today, but an OPEC dominated by the Jihadis.
You want gas in your car? You want heating oil next winter? You want jobs? You want the dollar to be worth anything? You better hope the Jihad, the Muslim Inquisition, loses and the Islamic Reformation wins.
If the Reformation movement wins, that is, the moderate Muslims who believe that Islam can respect and tolerate other religions and live in peace with the rest of the world and move out of the 10th century and into the 21st, then the troubles in the Middle East will eventually fade away, and a moderate and prosperous Middle East will emerge.
We have to help the Reformation win, and to do that we have to fight the Inquisition, i.e., the Wahhabi movement, the Jihad, Al Qaeda, the Islamic terrorist movements. We have to do it somewhere. We cannot do it nowhere. And we cannot do it everywhere at once. We have created a focal point for the battle now at the time and place of our choosing, in Iraq.
Not in New York, not in London, or Paris, or Berlin, but in Iraq, where we did and are doing two very important things.
We deposed Saddam Hussein. Whether Saddam Hussein was directly involved in 9/11
or not, it is undisputed that Saddam has been actively supporting the terrorist
movement for decades. Saddam is a terrorist.
Saddam is, or was, a weapon of mass destruction, who is responsible for the deaths of probably more than a million Iraqis and two million Iranians.
(2) We created a battle, a confrontation, a flash point, with Islamic terrorism in Iraq. We have focused the battle. We are killing bad guys there and the ones we get there we won't have to get here, or anywhere else. We also have a good shot at creating a democratic, peaceful Iraq, which will be a catalyst for democratic change in the rest of the Middle East, and an outpost for a stabilizing American military presence in the Middle East for as long as it is needed.
War II, the war with the German and Japanese Nazis, really began with a
"whimper" in 1928. It did not begin with Pearl Harbor. It began with
the Japanese invasion of China. It was a war for fourteen years before America
joined it. It officially ended in 1945 ? a 17 year war ? and was followed by
another decade of US occupation in Germany and Japan to get those countries
reconstructed and running on their own again ... a 27 year war.
World War II cost the United States an amount equal to approximately a full year's GDP ? adjusted for inflation, equal to about $12 trillion dollars, WWII cost America more than 400,000 killed in action, and nearly 100,000 still missing in action.
The Iraq war has, so far, cost the US about $160 billion (U.S. GDP in 2006 = 13.04 trillion dollars, which means that the IRAQ war has cost the U.S. approximately 12.5% of a full year’s GDP), which is roughly what 9/11 cost New York. It has also cost about 2,200 American lives, which is roughly 2/3 of the 3,000 lives that the Jihad snuffed on 9/11. But the cost of not fighting and winning WWII would have been unimaginably greater ? a world now dominated by German and Japanese Nazism.
Americans have a short attention span, now, conditioned I suppose by 60 minute TV shows and 2 hour movies in which everything comes out okay.
The real world is not like that. It is messy, uncertain, and sometimes bloody and ugly. Always has been, and probably always will be.
The bottom line here is that we will have to deal with Islamic terrorism until we defeat it, whenever that is. It will not go away on its own. It will not go away if we ignore it.
If the US can create a reasonably democratic and stable Iraq, then we have an "England" in the Middle East, a platform, from which we can work to help modernize and moderate the Middle East. The history of the world is the clash between the forces of relative civility and civilization, and the barbarians clamoring at the gates. The Iraq war is merely another battle in this ancient and never ending war. And now, for the first time ever, the barbarians are about to get nuclear weapons. Unless we prevent them! Or somebody does.
We have four options.
We can defeat the Jihad now, before it gets nuclear weapons.
2. We can fight the Jihad later, after it gets nuclear weapons (which may be as early as next year, if Iran's progress on nuclear weapons is what Iran claims it is).
3. We can surrender to the Jihad and accept its dominance in the Middle East, now, in Europe in the next few years or decades, and ultimately in America.
4. Or we can stand down now, and pick up the fight later when the Jihad is more widespread and better armed, perhaps after the Jihad has dominated France and Germany and maybe most of the rest of Europe. It will be more dangerous, more expensive, and much bloodier then.
the Jihadis say that they look forward to an Islamic America. If you oppose
this war, I hope you like the idea that your children, or grandchildren, may
live in an Islamic America under the Mullahs and the Sharia, an America that
resembles Iran today.
We can be defeatist peace activists, as anti war types seem to be, and concede, surrender to the Jihad, or we can do whatever it takes to win this war against them.
The history of the world is the history of civilizational clashes, cultural clashes. All wars are about ideas, ideas about what society and civilization should be like, and the most determined always win.
Those who are willing to be the most ruthless always win. The pacifists always lose, because the anti -pacifists kill them.
In the 20th century, it was Western democracy vs. communism, and before that Western democracy vs. Nazism, and before that Western democracy vs. German Imperialism. Western democracy won, three times, but it wasn't cheap, fun, nice, easy, or quick. Indeed, the wars against German Imperialism (WWI), Nazi Imperialism (WWII), and communist imperialism (the 40 year Cold War that included the Vietnam Battle, commonly called the Vietnam War, but itself a major battle in a larger war) covered almost the entire century.
The first major war of the 21st Century is the war between Western Judeo Christian Civilization and Wahhabi Islam. It may last a few more years, or most of this century. It will last until the Wahhabi branch of Islam fades away, or gives up its ambitions for regional and global dominance and Jihad, or until Western Civilization gives into the Jihad.
It will take time. It will not go with no hitches. This is not TV.
Remember, perspective is everything, and America's schools teach too little history for perspective to be clear, especially in the young American mind.
The Cold War lasted from about 1947 at least until the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. Forty two years. Europe spent the first half of the 19th century fighting Napoleon, and from 1870 to 1945 fighting Germany.
World War II began in 1928, lasted 17 years, plus a ten-year occupation, and the US still has troops in Germany and Japan. WWII resulted in the death of more than 50 million people, maybe more than 100 million people, depending on which estimates you accept.
The US has taken a little more than 2,000 KIA in Iraq. The US took more than 4,000 killed in action on the morning of June 6th, 1944, the first day of the Normandy Invasion to rid Europe of Nazi Imperialism. In WWII the US averaged 2,000 KIA a week for four years. Most of the individual battles of WWII lost more Americans than the entire Iraq war has done so far.
But the stakes are at least as high ? a world dominated by representative governments with civil rights, human rights, and personal freedoms. or a world dominated by a radical Islamic Wahhabi movement, by the Jihad, under the Mullahs and the Sharia (Islamic law).
I do not understand why the American Left does not grasp this. They favor human rights, civil rights, liberty and freedom, but evidently not for Iraqis. In America, absolutely, but nowhere else.
300,000 Iraqi bodies in mass graves in Iraq are not our problem? The US population is about twelve times that of Iraq, so let's multiply 300,000 by twelve. What would you think if there were 3,600,000 American bodies in mass graves in America because of George Bush? Would you hope for another country to help liberate America?
"Peace Activists" always seem to demonstrate where it's safe in America. Why don't we see Peace Activist demonstrating in Iran, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, North Korea, in the places in the world that really need peace activism the most?
The liberal mentality is supposed to favor human rights, civil rights, democracy, multiculturalism, diversity, etc., but if the Jihad wins, wherever the Jihad wins, it is the end of civil rights, human rights, democracy, multiculturalism, diversity, etc. Americans who oppose the liberation of Iraq are coming down on the side of their own worst enemy.
If the Jihad wins, it is the death of Liberalism. Everywhere the Jihad wins, it is the death of Liberalism. And American Liberals just don't get it.
Raymond S. Kraft is a writer and lawyer living in Northern California. Please consider passing along copies of this to students in high school, college and university as it contains information about the American past that is very meaningful TODAY - history about America that very likely is completely unknown by them (and their instructors, too). By being denied the facts and truth of our history, they are at a decided disadvantage when it comes to reasoning and thinking through the issues of today. They are prime targets for misinformation campaigns beamed at enlisting them in causes and beliefs that are special interest agenda driven.
WHAT TEACHERS MAKE
The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life.
One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education.
He argued, "What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?"
He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about teachers: "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach."
To stress his point he said to another guest; "You're a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?"
Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, "You want to know what I make? (She paused for a second, then began...)
"Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor.
I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't make them sit for 5 without an I-Pod, Game Cube or movie rental...
You want to know what I make?" (She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table.)
I make kids wonder. I make them question.
I make them criticize.
I make them apologize and mean it.
I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.
I teach them to write and then I make them write.
I make them read, read, read.
I make them show all their work in math.
I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know in English while preserving their unique cultural identity.
I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.
I make my students stand to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, because we live in the United States of America.
Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life.
(Bonnie paused one last time and then continued.)
"Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant...
You want to know what I make?
I MAKE A DIFFERENCE. What do you make?"
THIS IS WORTH SENDING TO EVERY TEACHER YOU KNOW. (And everyone on your mailing list, for that matter).
THERE IS MUCH TRUTH IN THIS STATEMENT:
"Teachers make every other profession "
If you are reading this thank a Teacher. If you are reading this in English thank a Soldier
THINK ABOUT THIS FOR A MOMENT.
This text is from a county emergency manager out in the central part of Colorado after today's snowstorm.
Up here, in the Northern Plains, we just recovered from a Historic event--- may I even say a "Weather Event" of "Biblical Proportions" --- with a historic blizzard of up to 44" inches of snow and winds to 90 MPH that broke trees in half, knocked down utility poles, stranded hundreds of motorists in lethal snow banks, closed ALL roads, isolated scores of communities and cut power to 10's of thousands.
George Bush did not come. FEMA did nothing.
No one howled for the government.
No one blamed the government.
No one even uttered an expletive on TV .
Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton did not visit.
Our Mayor did not blame Bush or anyone else.
Our Governor did not blame Bush or anyone else, either.
CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX or NBC did not visit - or report on this category 5 snowstorm. Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards.
No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House.
No one looted.
Nobody - I mean Nobody demanded the government do something.
Nobody expected the government to do anything, either.
No Larry King, No Bill O'Rielly, No Oprah, No Chris Mathews and No Geraldo Rivera.
No Shaun Penn, No Barbara Striesand, No Hollywood types to be found.
Nope, we just melted the snow for water.
Sent out caravans of SUV's to pluck people out of snow engulfed cars.
The truck drivers pulled people out of snow banks and didn't ask for a penny.
Local restaurants made food and the police and fire departments delivered it to the snowbound families.
Families took in the stranded people - total strangers.
We fired up wood stoves, broke out coal oil lanterns or Coleman lanterns.
We put on extra layers of clothes because up here it is "Work or Die".
We did not wait for some affirmative action government to get us out of a mess created by being immobilized by a welfare program that trades votes for 'sittin at home' checks.
Even though a Category "5" blizzard of this scale has never fallen this early, we know it can happen and how to deal with it ourselves.
"In my many travels, I have noticed that once one gets north of about 48 degrees North Latitude, 90% of the world's social problems evaporate."
It does seem that way, at least to me.
I hope this gets passed on.
Maybe SOME people will get the message. The world does not owe you a living.
Will this world's most successful Government survive?
I think not!
In the beginning the United States created a government with a constitution that would survive any thing that challenged it. This seemed to work for 150 years. Slowly the most important part of the Constitution was changed. The Constitution was written to cover the use of many of the faults that brought down ALL Governments that existed before it. There was Government by the people through elected representatives. There was provision for separation of the three branches of government on which the constitution was built. Should these well prepared elements of the constitution been followed there was a good chance for survival. Unfortunately these provisions have failed. This Government will be no longer in existence in less that fifty years.
There are three major things that have happened to bring me to this conclusion.
1. The elected representatives have chosen to ignore the writings of the Constitutions, and the spelled out wishes of their constituents.
2. The constitution calls for a separation of the three branches of the federal government. There is no separation of powers. The courts at every level make laws. The legislators, and the executives do not seem to notice. The Legislators usurp States rights without any complaint; the executive nullifies the legislators by so called executive privilege, and appointments while the Senate is not in session.
3. All three branches are controlled by lawyers, who by their actions could not make a living as lawyers, but are well trained to ignore the constitution.
The government as now exist is all one big conflict of the constitution. This can show its existence by one person (at the moment Tom Daschle) being able to stop all legislation that is brought before either house of the legislative body. Well meaning men that are not trained in civil or criminal law would never let a committee refuse to bring any measure to the floor for vote. The committee would only make recommendations to the body, not usurp their responsibilities.
CAN THIS FUTURE BE CHANGED
I do not believe it can. I have recommendations that may be able to bring back the Government of The United States of America. I do not think my recommendations can be put into practice. This negative feeling comes from the fact that the elected people as lawyers do not realize that there is a conflict of interest. I am speaking of a MAJOR conflict of interest throughout the government as it exsist at this time in the history of The United States of America
No person that has ever attended law school would be eligible to be elected to any of the offices that comprise the three branches of the United States Government. In all cases that would be a definite conflict of interest in serving the citizens of the United States. The actions of the lawyers that now control all branches of the United States Government indicate that they are incapable of reading the Constitutions. They have all sworn an oath to uphold said Constitutions. We know they can read because all have attended law school. This indicates that they have not even read the Constitutions of The United States of America. The real problem more likely is found in their law school training. The American English is not taught in law school. Ways to misinterpret the language, and add words to the Constitutions that are in fact not there. I feel that this is why the Courts make Laws, the House and Senate refuse to bring the laws to the floor for a vote, and the President makes appointments when congress is not in session or uses executive privilege to accomplish improper actions. This country should be operated by the rules of law allowed by its constitution, not by trained liars, and selfish people.
EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
The Executive office of President or Vice President of the United States Government must come from a citizen of the United States of America who is a person born of citizens that were born or naturalized under proper procedures. There will be no short cuts on any rules of citizenship.
Candidates for President being also the Commander in Chief should be chosen from persons that have never been elected to serve in either of the two other branches of the United States Government. They must be educated in such manner as to make them very familiar with all Uniformed Services. All offices that collect and evaluate intelligence used to protect citizens should be for his or her immediate use. This includes The United States Military, Federal, State, and local intelligence forces involved with keeping citizens safe. They will have in their possession a copy of the Constitutions of the United States of America issued to them by the government printing office at the time of their pledge to support the same. All appointments must be brought from committees to a vote on the floor of both houses of congress.
Congress of the United States of America
Shall consist of citizens born or naturalized. All elected members of both houses shall have in their possession a copy of the Constitutions of the United States of America issued to them by the government printing office at the time of their pledge to support the same. They will be required to make laws, which after study by a committee will be voted on by each house. All laws voted favorably will be signed by the President within a given period or will become law. The Supreme court will determine its constitutional validity. Their salaries, and expenses will be voted by the citizenry, not less that bi-annually. Their retirement pay will follow the rules accorded retired military personnel, and be subject to disability deductions such as will apply to all Federal employees.
THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Shall consist of appointees of the President and confirmed by the full Senate after being considered by a committee of Senators. They must in all cases read before the combined houses of congress the Constitutions, and amendments loaned to them by the government printing office. Should their appointment be approved the government printing office will issue to them the same book read in congress. They will have lifetime appointments. They will rule on all laws that are contested as not conforming to the Constitutions of the United States of America. All their judgments will be based on the American English words within the book of Constitutions, and its amendments.
States of the united States of America
The States that make up the United States will have all Constitutional rights that are not specifically assigned to the Federal Government. All States have the right to join together in any endeavor that is approved by a referendum voted by its citizens. All States will have representation in all elected offices of the Federal Government. They will be represented as they are at this time, with the only exception that none can have attended law school.
All religions will be accepted in the United States of America, and its recognized territories. Religious Rites practiced in any language other that American English will provide to the Federal. State, and Local authorities a translation in American English of their religious book. Religions practicing Rites in American English shall provide a copy of their religious book to the same authorities. All religious tracts, written educational materials of all Religions will be furnished the library of congress. Any religious persons deviating from their books and written material based on their religious books will be considered another Religion and comply with the same requirements of all other Religious societies.
No religious materials will refer to any other Religion in a derogatory fashion. Those who do not abide by these requirements will be considered Cults and not have the protection of the conforming Religions.
The Time May Have Come
By John L. Frisbee, Contributing Editor
When an Enemy Was a Friend