Friday, June 30, 2006

Another Rally Against Illegal Immigration!


Another Rally against Illegal Aliens!

The folks down in Florida, like folks all across the US, have had it with illegal aliens and the government’s refusal to enforce the immigration laws already on the books. They want the security of the border enforced.

The "Naples News" has this article we think you’ll find interesting. You’ll find it here:

www.naplesnews.com/news/2006/jun/30/

In the meantime, over 300 National Guard troops from North Carolina deployed to the border Friday to lend assistance to the US Border Patrol. States have been slow in responding with National Guard troops. North Carolina, one month into a new hurricane season, views the problem with illegal aliens equal to that of the threat from the Atlantic storms.

Longstreet

The Experiment, that was America, has Failed!


The Supreme Court’s recent decision that terrorists who have no state, must be treated by the provisions of the Geneva Conventions and must be tried in Court rather than by military tribunals, is just another example of how political correctness rots the heart and soul of a nation! The decay at the heart of this nation has a name and it is Marxism! You may call it political correctness if you like but do a little research and you will quickly learn that political correctness is only classic Marxism hiding behind a fa├žade.

We Americans are losing our country, bit by bit, every day. And Americans no longer care. We don’t want to be troubled by anything. War, if it lasts more than three weeks, and any US soldiers hurt or killed, then we must run! Little things like honor can’t bother us. Standing by our commitments to other nations, and so forth, is just too much bother now.

We must be concerned about how other nations view us, you see. (That, Dear Reader, is the way a wimp thinks!) I couldn’t care less what anybody, or any nation, thinks of me, or my country! A mighty country does what it has to do and doesn’t apologize to anyone, period.

I am tired of my country bowing and scraping to the piss ant nations of the world.

Here in the US, the Left fumes at us and tells not to question their patriotism! Why? Are they afraid that we will find there is a severe lack of patriotism on their part? We already know that!

The Conservative Right has been compromised. The blue bloods, and the country club set, on the Right side of the US political spectrum, has sold out. They no longer care that we are in a life and death struggle for the life of this country. The battle is with the Left. If they win, then this country will cease to exist. There is no difference between what the USSR wanted for America and what the American Left wants for America. None!

There was a time when I felt the people on the right side of the political spectrum in America would rise up in righteous anger and put down the Left, once and for all. That hope is slipping away, day by day.

Until recently, the Left has been smart. They infiltrated out schools and universities and taught our children THEIR ways, not the ways of their parents. They taught our children that America was wrong, and those they were the enlightened ones… and it worked. They took those undeveloped minds and molded them into to their socialist form of thinking. They created their own offspring, by tearing down everything that Mother and Father had taught the kids and filled that empty space with the mantras of the Left. They created Zombies of the Left and now they have turned them loose on the rest of America.

Far from being upset, by this, parents of the children actually support it in the name of compassion, diversity, sensitivity, tolerance, and all the leftist feel-good language used to cow the Right. For that is all it is. They do not actually believe in all those mantras they spout. They want YOU to believe in them. And when you do, as so many have done, they’ve got you!

We lost two generations of American children to their scurrilous work. We have been so weakened that we don’t want to fight to protect our country. We are so weak we don’t want to enforce our borders so that we maintain our identity as a nation. We are so weak that religion is considered threatening and must not be practiced in public. We are so weak we allow the Press to determine policy in this country. We are so weak we cannot suck-up the will to protect the Icons of our nation, such as our flag, from being destroyed. We are so weak that we allow a court to amend the US constitution on a whim.

Sadly, all this is true. These are not the actions of a proud, bold, brave, people, of a nation the remainder of the world hoisted into the top leadership position. No, these are the actions of a wimp! We have become a wimp nation! Pathetic!

Once America was all those things, proud, bold, brave, adventurous, a warrior nation. No more. Our better days are far behind us. The rot eating away at the soul of America has done its job. We are a husk of our former selves. Death is imminent.

I had hoped not to ever see this happen. But the plain fact is that it has happened right in front of our eyes.

To be successful as a person, as a people, as a nation, you must believe in yourself. Americans do not believe in their fellow Americans any longer. The “Me Generation” put an end to that.

If you find these words difficult to read, think how difficult they were to write!

I do not think we can save America. I don’t think we care, anymore, whether America survives, or not. For, surely, if we truly cared, we would not have allowed ourselves to come to this bitter end.

The bright, shiny, experiment that was America… has failed!

Longstreet



Thursday, June 29, 2006

What is Treason?

According to US Law… What is treason, exactly?

There has been, and continues to be, a lot of “sound and fury” concerning the article the MSM published on the US government’s operation to follow the money trail of the Terrorists sworn to kill all of us.

If you are a frequent reader of this site then it will come as no surprise to you to learn that I have no qualms about doing what we have to do, as a country, to keep our fellow Americans safe in this war. For, make no mistake about it; America is neck deep in a war for her very life.

There has always been a certain element among us (Americans) who seem, for all the world, to hate their country, to hate anything their country does, and to take every opportunity to embarrass, or make the US appear to be the global bully. Now, it is bad enough that anyone would do this, but for Americans to do it is a stench in the nostrils of decent people. Still worse, for Americans to do it, while their country is at war, is the worst of the worst.

Some call it treason, some call it sedition, and we can’t repeat what others call it.

But… when one’s disagreement goes so far as to actually give aid and comfort to the enemies of America, then Federal Law, the US Code of Laws, has defined it for all of us. It has proscribed a punishment for that behavior.

There seems to be a distinct lack of knowledge about what is, and what is not, TREASON. So, for those of you who may be a little confused about what, exactly, Treason is, then here is the US law which tells us all exactly what it is, and, in terms even a child can understand:


18 USC Sec. 2381 01/26/98
TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE PART I - CRIMES CHAPTER 115 - TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES
HEADING
Sec. 2381. Treason

STATUTE


Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

Now, you know!

Now that you have this knowledge, it will be much easier to recognize it when you see it, hear it, or read it.

Our government officials continually remind us that we are a nation of laws. I have come to believe they are mistaken. We are, in my view, a nation of un-enforced laws!!! If the laws were enforced we wouldn’t have millions of illegal aliens running around in this country.

In the weeks and months which follow this most recent dust-up with the MSM, we will determine whether our government, and I mean Democrats and Republicans, are serious about enforcing the laws they write, or not. If they are not, then they have no business in the Legislative Body of our land... and should be relieved of their duties at the earliest possible moment… which just happens to be this coming November.

Longstreet

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Protecting the US Flag is Un-American!


The Flag Protection
Amendment
went down to defeat, again, by
one vote, in the US Senate,
on Tuesday, June 27th, 2006.)

I’m confused. (Again!)

I’m a Southern American. Some would say a Confederate American. I’m a veteran. I’m a member of the American Legion AND the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Back in the mid 1860’s nearly all my male ancestors, who were old enough, or healthy enough, to walk and carry a firearm of some kind, made their way to the nearest recruiting station and joined the Confederate Forces. They fought for Southern Independence. They lost.

Once again, my family became citizens of the United States.

Now, I won’t bore you with the history of my family in the old country: England, France, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, etc. But suffice it to say that if you have studied the history of western civilization, you have read of the exploits of my family. Sometimes they were on the “good” side of history and other times they were on the “bad” side of history. But they were always involved in the current events of their day.

Now, having said that… let me say that I rather enjoy celebrating my heritage, especially here in the USA, and the CSA. But, elements in our society say I am a racist if I choose to fly the flag my Confederate ancestors fought, bled, and died under. Most days I fly it, anyway, right off the post of my front porch. On the other post, in the proper position, on the left, I fly the flag of my country, the USA. I honor both flags.

But, if I want the Congress to pass legislation to protect the flag of the USA, I am, somehow, a fascist? A “nut” who wants to take away the citizen’s right to free speech?

Now, let me see… I cannot honor the flag of my ancestors. That is somehow disloyal to the US. But… I can abuse, defecate on, urinate on, smear feces on, tear, burn, and in sundry other ways, destroy the flag of the United States, and that, somehow, is considered free speech, and an example of my loyalty to the US??? You have got to be kidding! Or, you are smoking some of that “funny weed”!

Can you see how screwed-up that sort of thinking is?

OK. I understand the Left, and a few strangely misled people from the middle of the political spectrum, are going to stand in the way of the Flag Protection Amendment until the last man. It’s what they do. It does not matter that 80% of Americans want it passed. It doesn’t matter that all 50 states in the US have petitioned the Congress to pass such an amendment. It doesn’t matter that the amendment would be ratified in record time. No! None of that matters, at all.

You see… in typical fashion, THEY KNOW what is best for you, the lowly citizen, the riff-raff, the “great unwashed” of America. They see you/us as the dumb cash cow, unable to decide for ourselves, well, basically anything of importance. It is their duty, you see, to look out for YOUR welfare. God knows… you are simply incapable of doing it on your own. So, no matter that you want the flag of your country protected against abuse. NO! You cannot have it… for no other reason than they must keep us in our place!

They view the US as one great plantation. They are the overseers. You and I are, well, the “help”. I won’t use the word, which readily springs to mind, because I can then be accused of racism… again!

Ok! They are not going to let us protect our flag.

All right, then give us federal legislation to protect us from prosecution, or lawsuit, when we decide to levy a little punishment on those who would abuse our emblem. I mean, beating the living daylights out of a person, or persons, who would defile the flag of the United States of America IS a form of speech, isn’t it?

Damn right! At least where I come from!

Longstreet!

Mainstream Media is the Voice of US "Shadow Government".


Is there a shadow government at work, behind the scenes, in this country?

I have come to believe there is.

There are entirely too many national secrets leaked to the press than one would expect under normal day-to-day operations of our government.

We know, for instance, that a large number of hold-overs from the previous democrat administration still fill positions in agencies such as the CIA, the State Department, the Treasury Department, and others, including the Department of Defense, meaning, of course, the Pentagon.

Information is being leaked to press outlets from these agencies, and departments, which would lead one to think there is a systematic method of revealing the secrets of the this government, and this administration, which is planned and coordinated so as to cause the most embarrassment, and the most damage, to the Bush Administration and... to the US military.


There is a “shadow war” being waged, in the US, between the political left and the political right, between Democrats and Republicans. It is a war of words and deeds. A war which remain just below the visible spectrum. It is a war, which claims lives as well as reputations. It does immeasurable harm to this country and it gives aid and comfort to the enemies of this country.

Unfortunately, there are elements of the press, in the US, which see nothing wrong with aiding the enemies of the US. It says something about the decline of character, honor, and loyalty to the United States among organizations, which hasten to take part in such loathsome activities.

The FBI should be charged with a complete investigation, of all departments of the US government, for those who leak US secrets to anyone, including the press. Those people should be brought up on charges of treason and sedition, tried, and sent to prison.

The mainstream media in the US must be brought to heel. If that takes an abridgement of “freedom of the press”, then I am all for it. Freedom demands responsibility. Without responsibility one cannot be allowed freedom. For one, anyone, or any organization, to use that freedom to abuse fellow Americans and place them in danger, is reprehensible.

Just because an outlet of the press, in the US, does not care for the President of the country, or the political party in power at the moment, is no excuse to place the lives of American men, women, and children in danger. If efforts to root out the “leakers of classified information” to the press calls for sending reporters, and editors to jail, then so be it.

You may not like it, but America is at war! The fact that some Americans are not supportive of the war gives no one the right to place America in danger by aiding her enemies.

There was a time in this country when we shot people for that. There was a time in this country when treason was called treason… and if you were caught at it you were tried and you went to prison… no matter who you were.

We have become far too permissive of disloyal behavior. We have become far too permissive of elements in our society that would bring this country down. There must be limits and the law must enforce those limits.

I began this post by asking a question concerning the existence of a shadow government in the US. The answer, as I have said, is… that I believe there is… and the mainstream media, in the US, is the voice of that “shadow government”.

Longstreet

Monday, June 26, 2006

Time to Amend the First Amendment!


I have advocated an “Official Secrets Act” for the United States for a very long time now. I would recommend an Act modeled after the “British Official Secrets Act”.


The mainstream media is so abusing their right of “freedom of the press” that the right itself is in danger of being withdrawn. Truth be told, not many of us would be terribly upset with a number of limitations on the press.

As I have said, I would support an “Official Secrets Act” similar to that of Great Britain. I think the American Media has shown itself to be unworthy of our trust and their recent rush to publish materials harmful to the US efforts to secure the country certainly raise questions concerning the MSM’s loyalty to the US.

When the press goes into competition with each other to see which of them can release the most secrets of our government, when that government is in a contest to prevent the deaths of thousands of Americans, then that is abuse of the Constitutional Right to Freedom of the Press.

How important was it for you, and I, to know that the wiretapping, of suspected terrorist, was being practiced by the government to gather valuable information on those suspected of planning to do harm to America. Can you remember being told when the Clinton Administration, the Carter Administration, and the Reagan Administration did the same thing? Why is it important now, and not then?

How important was it for you and I to know that the US government had set up radioactivity scanners, on public grounds, near Islamic Mosques in the US to help protect us against a “Dirty Bomb”?

Now that the terrorists know this, now that they have this information, which OUR MSM supplied them, they will certainly change their mode of communication and, you can bet your sweet bippy, they will not store any radioactive material in a Mosque!

I’m not even going to repeat the most recent activity of the MSM in disseminating secret material which was VERY sensitive and will hurt the US’s war effort against the terrorists worldwide.

An Official Secrets Act, if drawn up properly, would put the screws to the MSM when they attempted to, or were successful in, printing, or broadcasting, information such as that contained in the stories I mentioned above.

The abuse of the First Amendment by the MSM, I believe, has caused the war in Iraq to last longer than it should have, cost more US lives than was necessary, and is having an adverse effect upon the US government’s attempt to secure the United States against the terrorists, who are determined to kill as many Americans… as often as they can.

The MSM must be reined-in one way… or the other! An official secrets act would do it. It would also give us a tool, other than the Federal Sedition Laws, to prosecute Government employees who “leak” this information to the MSM.

Below is a synopsis, if you will, of the British Official Secrets Act. I ask you to read through it and pay close attention to Section 5 of the 1989 Act.

We have to secure the US against the Press.
I never thought I would hear myself say those words. But we can no longer trust a Press, which is not concerned for the security of the American people. I do not believe the framers of the First Amendment would even blink at curbing the freedom of today’s MSM. When that First Amendment was drafted... I do not believe a single framer would have suspected, for one second, that the press would ever stoop so low as to put their very own country, and more importantly, the men, women, and children of their country in danger.

That was then. This is now. There was honor then. Today you will find honor in the dictionary and scarcely anywhere else.

Again, as you read through the abbreviated British Official Secrets act below, pay careful attention to section five, which is hi-lighted in red..
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The Official Secrets Act is any of several
Acts of the United Kingdom Parliament for the protection of official information, mainly related to national security. The latest revision is Official Secrets Act 1989 (1989 chapter 6), which removed the public interest defence by repealing section 2 of Official Secrets Act 1911.
People working with
sensitive information are commonly required to sign a statement to the effect that they agree to abide by the restrictions of the Official Secrets Act. This is popularly referred to as "signing the Official Secrets Act". Signing this has no effect on which actions are legal; it is intended more as a reminder to the person that they are under such obligations. To this end, it is common to sign this statement both before and after a period of employment that involves access to secrets

Terms of the 1989 Act
The act applies in
England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, and in overseas crown territories and colonies. Unusually, the terms of the act apply to affected persons (who are generally employees of the British government) wherever they are in the world.
Section 1 - disclosure of security and intelligence information. It applies only to members of the security and
intelligence services, and to others who work with security and intelligence information (and who have been informed that they are affected by section 1).
Section 2 - disclosure of defense information. This section applies only to crown servants and government contractors (defined in section 12)
Section 3 - disclosure of information concerning international relations. This section applies only to crown servants and government contractors.
Section 4 - disclosure of law enforcement information which would assist a criminal or the commission of a crime. This section applies only to crown servants and government contractors.
Section 5 - further disclosure or publication of information obtained in contravention of other sections of the act. It allows, for example, the prosecution of newspapers or journalists who publish secret information leaked to them by a crown servant in contravention of section 3. This section applies to everyone, regardless of whether they are a government employee, or whether they have signed the act.
Section 6 - secret information belonging to foreign governments or international organisations. This section is intended to protect secrets shared by foreign governments and those of international organisations such as
NATO and Interpol.
Section 7 - defines the circumstances under which a disclosure of secret information is officially published. It is not a crime to disclose information that has been officially published according to the mechanism described in this section.
Section 8 - makes it a crime for a crown servant or government contractor to retain information beyond their official need for it, and obligates them to properly protect secret information from accidential disclosure.
Section 9 - limits the circumstances under which a prosecution under the act may take place. Prosecutions under section 4 require the permission of the
Director of Public Prosecutions, or his equivalent in Northern Ireland. Prosecutions under other sections require the permission of the Attorney General or his equivalent in Northern Ireland.
Section 10 - sets the penalties for contravening the act. Persons convicted under sections 4,5, and 8 are subject to six months in prison and a fine; persons convicted under other sections are subject to two years imprisonment and a fine.
Section 11 - amends existing police legislation, making contraventions of this act arrestable offences and allowing for the issuance of search warrants.
Section 12 - defines who is a crown servant and government contractor. This includes
civil servants, members of the government, members of the armed forces and their reserve equivalents (including the Territorial Army), police officers, and employees and contract employees of government departments and agencies defined by the Home Secretary.
Section 15 - makes it a crime for British citizens and crown servants to disclose information abroad which would be illegal for them to do so in the UK. This is intended to cover
espionage (where someone travels to a foreign country and discloses secret information to a foreign power) and cases where someone travels to a foreign country and discloses secret information, perhaps to a newspaper. The terms of this section do not apply to disclosures covered by sections 4,5, and 8.
Sections (12,13,14, and 16) are present in the act for technical reasons.
In order for a crime to be committed, the following conditions must apply:
the disclosure must not be by means permitted in section 7
the person making the disclosure must know, or should know, that their disclosure is unauthorised
the disclosure must cause harm to the UK or its interests, or it could reasonably be believed that harm could occur, and
the person making the disclosure must know, or should know, that such harm could occur
The sections pertaining to crown servants, intelligence officers, and government contractors apply only to information obtained by that person in the course of their official duties; these sections do not apply if the information was obtained by other means (although section 5 would apply).
It is not a defence under the act that the disclosure is in the national or public interest.

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I will be suggesting a constitutional amendment to my Congresspersons and Senators to get a handle on the Press in the US.

We must secure the country and if we have to curb the freedom of a press, which consistently abuses that freedom, then so be it.

Longstreet

Sunday, June 25, 2006

When Are We Going to Begin Prosecuting SEDITION???

This Post First Ran In February of 2006

US Has Current Sedition laws!

Anybody checked the US Sedition Laws lately???

There is so much hatred for the Bush Administration and the GOP in general, coming from the Left, that we have been calling for the use of the US Sedition laws to quell this dangerous behavior. So far, the Bush Administration has restrained themselves from using the Federal Laws, already on the books, to prosecute seditious behavior. But there must be a line drawn and there ought to be examples made of those who commit sedition so as to discourage those who might desire to mimic them in the future.

I could not believe there were no Sedition Laws in the US Federal Code! So, I went looking. Behold, I found them. Now, here is the current Federal Law concerning modern day Sedition.

Conspiracy:US CodeTITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 115 > § 2384§ 2384. Seditious conspiracyRelease date: 2005-08-03If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

Now that you are up on Sedition Law in the US... you may wish to keep a close watch on activities in DC, in coming weeks, which seem to lend themselves to prosecution under the law cited above.

As an American who loves his country and does not want to see her destroyed or degraded by those so self centered they care nothing for anyone but themselves, I urge the Federal Government to begin applying the law. I can understand the reluctance to do so. Some very big names in America and some very powerful groups would certainly be implicated.

Isn’t it about time the Federal Government began to enforce the law?

Longstreet

Bring Back the Sedition Act !

This Post First Ran in December of 2005!

Bring back the Sedition Act!

Did you see that bunch of rabble in DC at the Anti-American war demonstration? Did you ever see a scragglier bunch? Just their appearance speaks volumes about who they are and what they are about. One thing they are not about is… America. That’s for darn sure!

“War is not the Answer”, they shout. Well, what was the question… again? Does anybody remember? It had something to do with… what? Freedom? I seem to hear a faint echo rolling in from eons ago. Something about freedom. Something long forgotten. The price, I believe it was, of freedom. Or have we had freedom so long we no longer value it? Could that be it?

I realize there are a few million of you out there who have lost all contact with reality and no longer know who you are…that is… who Americans are.

This nation was born as the end result of war… war against a tyrant. We came into this world with a musket in our hands. Americans were born in the crucible of war. We are, like it, or not, a warrior nation. We always have been. The day we decide to be other than a warrior nation is the day we cease to be a nation worthy of existence.

Look around you. Look at the races of Americans. Look at the nations represented by the ancestors of current day Americans. We ARE the world. Anytime injustice occurs anywhere on the globe it affects America.

America is at the top of the heap. King of the Hill, as it were. And we are the most despised nation on earth! And I like it! Why, because to gain such a lofty position a nation must be worthy of leadership.

Americans are rejects, if you will. Our ancestors were rejected by the various societies they came from, and in turn they rejected those societies. They came here, to this land, to create a nation unique in the annals of time… a nation where men, and woman, could be free to think, and to do, and simply… to be. They built this nation with their bare hands. And they protected it. They shed their blood to see that you and I had a future. Whatever it took… they paid the price.

When I see a crowd, like that bunch of radical, empty-headed, wimps in our nation’s capitol over the weekend, denigrate America and cast aspersions upon her good name, upon the good name of the men and women who died to give them the freedom they abuse so blatantly… I want TO PUKE! They don’t deserve the freedom they spit upon!

One of the unique characteristics of America is that we don’t throw them all in jail! There’s this thing called The Constitution, which prevents it… the first amendment to that Constitution, to be exact.

I grind my teeth just watching them and listening to their empty-headed rhetoric. These are the people who would gladly wrap towels around their heads, wear potato sacks from head to toe, and submit to religious slavery so as not to have to submit themselves to danger. Where I come from, in the Carolinas, we call that out right cowardice!

They would sell their birthright for even less than a bowl of soup! We used to call that sedition!

Here is a portion of the Sedition Act, which was repealed in 1921:
16 May, 1918 The U.S. Sedition Act
SECTION 3. Whoever, when the United States is at war, shall willfully make or convey false reports or false statements with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States, or to promote the success of its enemies, or shall willfully make or convey false reports, or false statements, . . . or incite insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty, in the military or naval forces of the United States, or shall willfully obstruct . . . the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States, or . . . shall willfully utter, print, write, or publish any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about the form of government of the United States, or the Constitution of the United States, or the military or naval forces of the United States . . . or shall willfully display the flag of any foreign enemy, or shall willfully . . . urge, incite, or advocate any curtailment of production . . . or advocate, teach, defend, or suggest the doing of any of the acts or things in this section enumerated and whoever shall by word or act support or favor the cause of any country with which the United States is at war or by word or act oppose the cause of the United States therein, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment for not more than twenty years, or both....


There you have it. Sedition! I expect most in that crowd could not define sedition, if asked, and I daresay, couldn’t even spell it. “Oh, but they are educated people”, you may protest. True… many are educated beyond their abilities!

Yes, I’m angry! I’m angry that a mob such as that can influence policy in this nation. I’m angry that our lawmakers have such weak spines as to allow them to influence their lawmaking!

Enough is enough. It is time to put a stop to the radicals who would tear this country apart just because they think they can!

John Stewart Mill had it about right when he said:
“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling, which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.” --- John Stewart Mill


And finally, from the Holy Bible:
Joel 3:10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. (KJV)

Here endth the lesson for today!

Longstreet










Saturday, June 24, 2006

US Set to Shoot Down North Korean Missile !


Even though the US Missile Defense System is still in development, it is capable of intercepting, and shooting down, the Taepodong-2 missile North Korea has on the launch pad, ready to fire. At least the North Koreans say it is.

North Korea is infamous for screaming, kicking, and bawling like a baby, to get attention. They’ve been doing it since the fifties. But, this time, Precious Flower may have bitten off more than he can chew.

For more on the story “The Washington Times” has an excellent article here:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20060624-125416-2326r.htm

However this turns out, the value of a US missile defense system has now been set. It is invaluable!

Longstreet

They're at it Again! We're all gonna drown, or burn up!


This Post First Ran in April of 2006!

Global Freezing!!!

Well, the Global Warming crowd has once again climbed aboard their soapbox and begun screaming that the sky is falling. We’re all going to either burn up, or drown, or both!

I cannot believe the gullibility of people who fall for their propaganda.

Look, they base many of their dire predictions upon computer models and meteorologists will tell you that computer models are hard pressed to predict weather as far out as one week, let alone a 100 years! Come on people, use your common sense!

Sometime in the past few days a big story was circulating about a “City Sized” iceberg having calved off the Antarctic ice shelf. I guess that is supposed to validate their claim that the ice sheet, on the Polar Regions, is melting and we’re all going to drown.

Heck, the polar ice IS probably melting! But it will refreeze. It is a cycle. It’s been melting and refreezing since creation. They used to melt every spring. There were no glaciers at that time either. Of course, I’m referring to a time some 65, 000,000 years ago. The ocean’s water was considerable higher then, too. The seawater covered the states all the way up into what is now Nebraska and Wyoming.

But, you know, man wasn’t around then to cause that warming! Who did? Huh? There were no SUV’s either. No air conditioners and no hair spray! None of that stuff was a round, yet we had global warming!

And why, pray tell, aren’t the global warming enthusiasts telling us that the temperature on Mars is going up at the same time ours is going up. There are no people on Mars! How is that possible? Could it just be that the sun is warming up. In fact the Sun IS warming UP. As the sun gets hotter, it reflects that heat outwards and the Earth gets hotter, Mars gets hotter and even distant Pluto gets hotter. All this we know for a scientific certainty.

Some 10, 000 years ago, during the last ice age, science tells us an ice sheet covered much of the North American continent. Some estimates have the thickness of the ice at one mile to three miles thick. It reached as far south as, well, my back yard her in North Carolina.

Ask yourselves how accurate the Global warming enthusiats can be, with their models, when we only have temperature records from oh, about, 100 years back. The earth’s weather goes back to at least 4 billion years. Wouldn’t you say they’re a little light on information? Huh?

OK, so why are so many so eager to jump on the Global Warming bandwagon? Well, if you want to pick a man’s pocket, the best way is to convince him that his life is in danger and you have the only means to protect him. Works every time!

Pick your pockets??? Well, next time you get a REALLY compelling warning about Global Warming check to see where the organizations funding comes from.

Finally, on the earth’s temperature rising… during the Middle Ages, there was a time when the earth’s temperature was warmer than it is today! Go figure!

In the meantime, my money is on a new Ice Age!

Longstreet

Friday, June 23, 2006

This Looks Bad For Kyoto Treaty!



The Kyoto Treaty is not working! Surprise! Surprise!


All those “Euro weenies” formerly bloviating because the US didn’t sign on to the Kyoto Treaty are having a bit of trouble making the darn thing WORK!

It must really rankle them to see that, once again, that dumb ole bunch of unsophisticated hicks in the US had it right all along.

The “Texas Rainmaker” has an excellent read on the failure of Kyoto. We recommend it to you. You’ll find it here:

http://www.texasrainmaker.com/2006/06/22/we-told-you-kyoto-was-stupid-but-did-you-listen-noooooo/

Why, this is enough to make this "ole Confederate" just break down and weep!

Makes my weekend!!!


Longstreet

SNOW nips THOMAS !



For many, many, long times, we have waited for someone at the White House to finally stop Helen Thomas’ nagging of the Press Secretary. Today it happened!

Tony Snow, formerly of Fox News, finally ran out of patience.







Good for Tony!

Read the story at “News Busters” here:

http://newsbusters.org/node/6068

Is there a category, within which, to nominate Tony for the Nobel Prize??? If there ain’t, there oughtta be!

Longstreet

Super...MAN???


(Before I begin this post let me assure you, I am aware that Kirk Alyn played the first Superman, in the movies, which was filmed in 1948. He even appeared, briefly, in the 1978 version of Superman, but not as the title character. Just so you know! HA!)

I was walking past my TV, yesterday, when I happened to spy an ad for the new movie about the mythical character “Superman”. I stopped to watch for a few seconds. Long enough for me to determine the actor was a male. At least, I think so!

I was at first stunned to see the effeminate looking male dressed in a Superman outfit. My first thought was… where are the muscles? Then, I thought, this guy is too pretty! Then, I moved on.

Later, I began to think back over the years to the various incarnations of Superman for the big screen and the little screen. It occurred to me that one can actually tell a good bit about the decline of American society by observing the different portrayals of the character Superman in the particular decade in which the movie, or TV series, was made.

For instance, back in the fifties when the first Superman hit the little TV screen, George Reeves’ portrayal of Superman was that of a tough, no nonsense, very politically incorrect, very strong guy, who reacted to the bad guys with typical American male… well, “maleness”. I mean… the guy would smack the bad guys around with little thought, or sensitivity, if you will, about why the poor bad guys did what they did. He didn’t seem the least bit concerned that the bad guys mom may have been something less than a saint and may have treated the poor little “Johnny” Bad Guy, well, badly.

You see, back in the fifties, bad was bad and good was good… period! It was easy to tell the bad guys from the food guys. The "Bad Guys" were the ones being bad, see.

Then we hop, skip, and jump to 1978 and the next Superman, Christopher Reeves. WAaaaY too good looking for a tough guy! Why, Reeves was so good looking it was just too, too, tough to find a female co-star to match his handsome screen persona. And that’s as far as I intend to go with that line of thought... except to say it was the "era of feminism" and it seems to me a good looking woman would not fit the mold of the “tough feminist news reporter babe”. Whoops, sorry about “babe”, there. Sometimes, even I slip!

Even at that point in our history the castration of men, by the feminist, had begun, so the character had to suffer, you see. He had to lose his powers, for a time, and wander in the vast wasteland of all the psychological troubles in his past life.


Once the moviegoers got over the ability of Superman to fly, uh, that is, without us seeing the wires, the movies began to slip, quickly, down hill. Nevertheless, it did reflect American society’s decaying morals and the confusion, especially among men of that era, as to who, exactly, they were. It pointed the way for those of the "American male persuasion" to get in touch with their feminine side. Whether we wanted to… or not!

And then there was the second TV series titled: “Lois and Clark”, not to be confused with Louis and Clark… Not even casually! Dean Cain portrayed the character of Superman. This series played for four years and was cancelled in 1997. There isn’t really a lot more to say. It was THAT bad!

America had reached the era in which our society was so ill educated that a TV show, with any substance, was found to be boring, and only for eggheads, and so, Lois and Clark was a BIG hit. It was about, well, nothing! Men tuned in to ogle Teri Hatcher, who portrayed Lois Lane, and a ditzy Lois at that. Male viewers didn’t give a hoot what she said, anyway, they were too busy looking and fantasizing!


How about Cain’s portrayal? Dean… who? I mean, come on folks, this was a T and A show. “Super guy” was just there to point to Hatcher!

So we arrive at the latest offering. Brandon Routh has the title role.
Of course, I haven’t seen it and probably won’t see it. However, I was struck by the physical appearance of the young man in the title role. Is that what women want? Or, is that what GIRLS want?

Anyway, I think it tells us something about the state of American society when your super hero looks like a super woman. I mean, come on, the guy is pretty! No man wants to be pretty! I have no idea as to the acting skills of the actor, himself. I actually know very little about movies, which should be obvious… if you have read this far.

I just struck me that the “new” Superman does not reflect what my generation thinks of as “a Man”. And most definitely not a Superman! Super boy? Even that is a stretch!

And that is the point of all this rambling. Young men need men as role models, not boys acting as men, or boys whose physical appearance makes it difficult to define their gender.

But… that’s where we are in today’s American society. We are sadly short on REAL men! And Hollywood isn’t helping at all!

Longstreet

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Push Back Time!!!

I must direct you to a blog post on “The Reality Check” that caught my attention earlier today.

It’s titled: “It's the Behavior, Stupid! - And Other Observations of a So-Called 'Homophobe' “

This is a terrific read and extremely insightful.

We recommend you click your way over to “The Reality Check” and read it for yourself. You’ll find it at:

http://www.therealitycheck.org/GuestColumnist/jmbarber062006.htm

We need more of this “up front honesty” in media today.


Longstreet

Europe's Huge Inferiority Complex!


I was listening to brief outtakes of one of the press conferences in Austria, earlier, and it occurred to me, that Europe has become a “ward” of the United States!

Unable to protect herself, unable to even handle domestic outbreaks of violence… such as that in the Balkans… Europe is at the mercy of any rogue nation, which might wish to exploit them, or by any other means, do them harm.

How did this happen?

It was the direct result of World Wars One and Two, plus, their homegrown brands of socialism and Marxism. Add to that, the fact that the United States, “Uncle Sucker”, is always at their “beck and call”.

Let me give you an even easier example to explain my reasoning: We hire men, and women, to be our police officers. We bestow upon these people the powers to arrest and detain, and even kill, if necessary, to protect us. Then, we barely pay them enough to keep them off the welfare rolls, and, we show them several degrees of disrespect.

Why? Well, I’m no shrink, but it seems to me we do it for the same reason we whistle when walking past a graveyard at night. It’s to convince ourselves that we’re not afraid… that we are capable of fending for ourselves. It gives us a sense of superiority. You see we KNOW we need the police officers, yet… if we admit that to ourselves, somehow, our self esteem slips, and, as our liberal friends keep telling us, self esteem is extremely important for the health and well being of a human being. Plainly put… it makes us feel that we are “better” than the cops!

Now… apply that to Europe and you have the answer for their sneering, and jeering, and disrespectful attitude toward America.

The United States has become the “World’s Policeman” by default. Who else is there? Nobody! I… mean… NOBODY!

Now, I have to tell you, the diplomats may be trying to smooth things ove, between the citizens of the US and the citizens of European nations, but the plain truth is… Americans are fed-up with their attitude toward America. If put to a vote, Americans would vote to remove all our military forces from Europe and set Europe loose to sink, or swim, or to drift right back into trouble, fighting among themselves… as they have always done.

If there were a way to isolate the US from Europe, the American citizens would do it… today. Frankly, we are sick to death of Europe’s condescending attitude, and self-delusional feeling of superiority, and their never-ending quest to “get America”. Americans have had it, up to the gills, and we feel it is a “stinking way” for Europe to act towards us. Far too much American blood has been spilled to insure Europe’s freedom. But, I have to tell you, if called upon today to do it all again, the large majority of Americans would refuse.

I mean, just because we saved Europe’s “family jewels” on several occasions and, stand ready, even today, to do it again, does not justify their obvious feeling that America is something to be scraped off the bottom of their shoes.

Europe’s attitude is demonstrable of their inferiority complex.

If, for example, Europe was strapped for cash, but had managed to scrape together enough money to paint half of a (pretend) picket fence, all the way around Europe, they would paint the outside of the fence.

My ancestors came to America, from Europe, in the 1700’s. So did most of the founding families of America. But, as I look back on it now, It would seem that the Europeans with steel in their spines, those motivated to make something of themselves and become self sufficient, ALL left Europe and came to the US. That would explain the vast shortage of those qualities in Europe today.

Winning “hearts and minds” in Europe involves groveling… and Americans have no interest in it.

So… how do we heal this “sore spot” between Europe and the United States? Well, a huge, oft repeated “THANK YOU” from Europe would be a start.

But… I’m not holding my breath!

Longstreet

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Sweeping Illegal Immigration Plans by US Gov. Don't Work!


The folks over at “The Conservative Voice” have an article we recommend to you. It breaks down the problems with a sweeping plan by the US government to curb illegal immigration across our Southern border and... why the government, itself, sabotages any plan they come up with. It also debunks the theory that illegal aliens fill jobs Americans won’t do and, the even bigger lie, that the illegal aliens put more money into the US economy than they take out!

You’ll find this article a terrific read!

Find it here:

http://www.theconservativevoice.com/article/15525.html

Longstreet

Why is the N. Korean Missle still standing????


I don't get it! Why have we not lobbed some cruise missles into North Korea and taken out that Taepodong-2 missile North Korea is holding to our heads in a vain attempt to blackmail us? Why?

Our ships are on station , armed to the teeth, and ready to do just that when given the signal.


So, why are we waiting?

The North Koreans refuse to reveal to the US the trajectory of the so called test missile, nor the impact point, or "splash down" area (otherwise known as the "target"). It's a "courtesy" employed by all nations ... except Iran and North Korea.

It's not as if North Korea had not threathened our west coast! This souped-up missile has the power to reach far inland of the US... as deep as Chicago.

Can the US take the chance? I don't see how. We are going to have to try to knock it down... or as I would prefer, take it out while it is still on the launch pad.

North Korea has been "Poking the Tiger" with that "proverbial stick" long enough. The tiger is set to turn..........

Longstreet

Anyone having difficulty getting photos loaded into a blogger post?

Is it just me, or has blogger simply stopped loading photos into posts??? I thought this was repaired last week! Apparently not!

Come on, Blogger! You can do better than this!!!!

What To Do About North Korea???


This Post First Ran in May of 2005!
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The DPRK. What to do about this rogue state?

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Even the name sounds phony, like something from a “B” movie of the 1950’s.

Anyway, the “nut” they have running that country is liable to do anything… at anytime. He is about as unpredictable as they come. Sane people have a difficult time making any plans to counter his because he is so erratic.

The thing the US must concentrate on now is the PDRK’s ability to hit the western coast of the US with nuke-loaded missiles. If he doesn’t have them at this precise moment, he will shortly, and he will hit the US at the first possible moment. He’s that smart!

Don’t you just love it when they call President Bush a “cowboy”? So do I. It is hilarious! They have no idea that to call an American a “Cowboy” is the highest praise!

So, what do we do about the PDRK?


Blockade them ASAP. The ships should be nearby and the US aircraft should be close enough to fly sorties along North Korea’s borders. Our trip-wire troops in South Korea should be put on highest alert, because chances are “The Nut” will strike out as soon as he realizes we have called his bluff. The US military must be ready.

There are expectations that sometime this month PDRK will test fire a nuclear bomb, or a nuclear warhead. The US is keeping a close eye on their preparations to do just that. In the meantime, I have no doubt US ships and aircraft are already enroute to set up the blockade. Now, the President will probably go before the UN and formerly ask them to join us in our blockade, which I firmly expect them to refuse, putting another nail in the coffin lid of that now dead organization. Then, we’ll go ahead and set up the blockade… just as we intended in the first place.

Every ship leaving any North Korean port must be stopped, boarded and searched, and either turned back, or sunk. If it has no nuclear material on board it may be allowed to continue to its destination. Every aircraft leaving North Korea must be turned back. If it is a military aircraft, and it refuses to comply with orders to turn back… it must be shot down.

I am aware this will, in all likelihood, begin a shooting war with North Korea. Better now than later… when they actually have “the bomb”.

That little pip-squeak of a state (I won’t dignify it by calling it a nation) has been a thorn in the flesh of the remainder of the world for much too long. Now it must be cleaned out, much as one would clean out a rat’s nest.

Now, don’t expect a push over as in Iraq. When US troops invade North Korea. The Koreans will fight. They have a history of standing, and fighting, to the last man. So, we will take a fair amount of casualties. But, in the end, the result will be a victory for US troops.

You may have noted I refer to no troops of other nations fighting alongside the US. We must get used to the idea that we are in this alone. The US has become the lone policeman of the world… by default. Like the town marshal in the old movie ‘High Noon”, the US will have to meet the world’s enemies all by itself. Because we are an honorable people, we will do what we have to do.

Look, when another nation, threatens to take out the west coast of the US, they had better know, we will take them out at the very earliest opportunity. The opportunity to remove North Korea, as a threat, to anyone, is fast approaching.

We will not miss this chance. North Korea is toast!

“Longstreet”

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

US Ground-Based Missile Defense System Now Operational!


The Missile Defense Shield is up... and is operational.

An un-named source, within the defense community, is reported to have confirmed the missile shield was switched from “Test” mode to “Operational” mode as a result of the impending North Korean missile “test firing”.










“Little Green Footballs” has more on this story at:

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=21139&only&rss

It is indeed “good to be ready”.

We only hope this is just the beginning of a continental missile defense shield. A part of the so-called “Star Wars” project initiated by President Ronald Reagan, the ground-based system has been in development for a number of years now.













We, as a nation, may yet come to appreciate the forward thinking of The Gipper!

Longstreet

Homosexuality is Not a Sin... according to New Episcopal Bishop!


If you had any doubts about the leanings of the new Bishop of the Episcopal Church, then she just erased them for you.

According to the new Bishop, Homosexuality is not a sin. Clearly, she is in direct disagreement with the Holy Scriptures.

For more on her position go here:

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2006/6/19/214551.shtml?s=rss

So, now churches may simply toss the scriptures, upon which they were founded, out the window.

What then, does the church stand for? Anything? I mean beside environmentalism, liberalism, political correctness, (which is rooted in Marxism), and moral relativism? It would seem the modern church now stands for everything... but Christ.

The scriptures tell us that those who know better, and yet choose to sin, will be punished far worse than those who did not know better and sinned. If I were among the leaders of our mainline denominations today, I would be quaking in my boots.

Longstreet

Is The Church in America at Odds with Christians???


I have come very close to washing my hands of organized religion.

Reared in a devout Southern Baptist home, switching to Lutheran, in my mid twenties, I am grounded in the mainline Christian faith.

I believe the same things I believed when I was 20, or 40, or 60 years of age. Yet the church does not. The church has continued to give ground to Political Correctness, which is rooted in "godless Marxism".

Good and evil cannot co-exist for long. According to Christ, Himself, “man cannot serve two masters”. So, YOU decide if the church YOU are a part of is serving God, or serving Mammon. I decided mine was serving the latter, and so, as instructed in the scriptures, I got out.


”The Church” (meaning the Christian Church) will have a humongous list of infractions to answer for on Judgment day.

The Great Reformer, Martin Luther, had a lot of things wrong. BUT, he had more right than he had wrong. I have great admiration for Bro. Martin. He saw what he believed to be a corrupt church and decided to do something about it. The 2nd greatest Christian movement in history happened as a result of Bro. Martin’s actions.

The Christian community of the world desperately needs another Martin Luther. Our church has been hi-jacked, and splintered, and fractured, into numerous groups always at each other’s throats. In all its ecumenical struggles the church has lost it’s way. That, alone is bad enough, but what is worse, is that the leaders of the church have no interest in taking the church back to the correct path as outlined in the scriptures.

You see… we have created a hierarchy in our churches that has become drunk on raw power. To take the Christian Church back, to the way Christ intended, threatens the power of those in places of authority in our mainline denominations.

When the hierarchy of a mainline denomination takes a church body away from the dictates of God’s word and celebrates one of the worse sins mentioned in the scriptures, a sin so evil it was referred to, in the scriptures, as an abomination, a sin so grievous that the punishment for it was death, then, Dear Reader, I need no further evidence that I, as a Christian, have no business in that body.

The evidence is right before our faces and yet… rather than “rock the boat” and stand for the dictates of God’s word, the average Christian in America, indeed, in the world, had rather sit quietly in the pews on Sundays, and watch as the house which had formerly belonged to God, is slowly pulled down to the level of the lowest common denominator in society today.

But… you see, it is much easier to do nothing.

The mainline Christian churches in America today, in my opinion, are too far-gone to save. We need a new reformation. We need a leader to pull the Christians together who are sick at what their churches have become and organize us into a force for good in this world.

Look, Dear Reader, when a mainline church pulls that venerable old Hymn “Onward Christian Soldiers” from the hymnal and bans it from the music of that church, you have to know that the church has yielded the field of battle to the opposition.

When leaders of a congregation, or leaders of a denomination, are no longer required to set a moral example, and a spiritual example, for the followers of that denomination to aspire to… then that congregation has failed… that denomination has failed. It becomes a cancer eating away at the church, as a whole, until it has taken it beyond the point or resuscitation.

But, Dear Reader, one has to want to change for there to be real change. The church is showing no signs of a desire to mend its ways. None. On the contrary it is becoming more “apostate” every day.

We who dare to call ourselves Christian, today, must take stock of where we are, as a church, and what we are doing. It is long past time to assert ourselves and reclaim our Christian heritage, our places of worship and most importantly the “Great Commission” given us by Christ himself as he left this world in our care.

When a frustrated Joshua stood before the Israelites, who were in a similar situation, we, as a church, find ourselves in today. He uttered the words, which echo down through eternity and resound of the walls of every house of God around the world: “Choose ye, this day, whom you will serve! … As for me, and my house, we will serve the Lord!”

We, as Christians, need to listen to the words of Joshua today. The Church has lost its way. It is up to us to either “fix it”, by bringing it back into the fold of Christianity, or abandon it to it’s own self destruction.

But, sitting by and watching “The Church” as it devolves into a useless structure, which is a stench in the nostrils of God, is not an option.

We can begin today. Remember the words of Joshua: “Choose you this day, whom you will serve...”

Longstreet

Monday, June 19, 2006

Will Episcopalians Temporarily Ban Gay Bishops? NO!


Well, no, certainly SEEMS to be the answer… judging from past actions of the church.

ECUSA seems hell bent (pardon the pun!) on destroying its relationship with the worldwide Anglican Communion. If one were looking for an example of a church destroying itself, then one would need look no further.

Not only is the Anglican Communion upset with ECUSA, so are a host of it’s active, and inactive, members. The election of a female Bishop is not helping matters.

If not the MOST LIBERAL church in America, the Episcopal Church is certainly within the top two or three. As such, it is doomed to remain a small member of the main line religious community in America. But, it is large enough to cause a lot of problems for other denominations as they try to establish their public persona as bible believing, scriptural churches. There is bitterness toward the Episcopal Church, as a result of their liberal actions in the past few years, that motivates other denominations to shun them.

I have many Episcopal friends and they are shocked and dismayed at the Churches actions and many feel the church has dropped any pretense of following scriptural teaching and decided it knows better than Holy Scripture how a church should be configured and… that includes the selecting a person for the office of Bishop. Scriptures outline strict rules for Bishops. Being a woman is not among them.

(See the Third Chapter of the Book of Timothy in the New Testament:
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1 This saying is trustworthy: 2 whoever aspires to the office of bishop desires a noble task.
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Therefore, a bishop must be irreproachable, married only once, temperate, self-controlled, decent, hospitable, able to teach,
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not a drunkard, not aggressive, but gentle, not contentious, not a lover of money.
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He must manage his own household well, keeping his children under control with perfect dignity;
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for if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how can he take care of the church of God?
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He should not be a recent convert, so that he may not become conceited and thus incur the devil's punishment. 3
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He must also have a good reputation among outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, the devil's trap)

For more on the self-induced problems of the Episcopal Church, you may wish to read this report on the Episcopal General Convention in Columbus Ohio.

http://apnews.myway.com//article/20060619/D8IBHOOO0.html

If the Episcopal Church survives, as a member of the Anglican Communion, it will be a miracle. If they remain... there is no doubt the Anglican Communion will split apart.

How does a church excuse actions that tear apart a worldwide communion of churches simply because it (the church) cannot exist within the tenants of Holy Scripture?

Some extremely deep soul searching is certainly appropriate for members of the Episcopal Church, USA. It is in serious, serious, trouble. And I don’t mean only with its brothers and sisters in the Anglican Community. I mean, the Deity, the founder of the Christian church, oh, about, 33 AD.

Longstreet

Guns Banned In England! Knives Next???


First they take away guns, and lo and behold, British criminals turn to knives as instruments of murder!

The Brits are allowing their citizens to turn in their knives, voluntarily, in a vain attempt to reduce the evil behavior of human beings within their realm.

Go here for details:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5086922.stm

Anyone surprised? If you are… you need serious help!

I know, I know, this sounds like a joke to those of us who live in the REAL world. But to those who would ban guns in the US (because guns are EVIL), it is JUST as SURPRIZING that people would choose a knife to stab another human to death! Oh, NO, Oh, No!

You see… they have no concept of the evil that “lurks in the heart of man”.

As a former police officer, I have seen that evil, face to face, and it ain’t pretty. But it is real… VERY REAL.

Even a minimal student of history already knows that before guns were invented, people used knives to kill other people. Take away guns and, guess what? People revert to using knives! How can this be???

Some believe in the basic goodness of man. I don’t. I believe in the basic badness or “evil-ness” of man. We are born into evil. It is a part of us. Every human carries the will to murder in his being. We are predators! Consider the location of your eyes, in your head, for evidence of Nature’s equipment for humans as “predator beings”.

I constantly remind those, who would ban guns, that Cain slew Able… without a gun.

Until humans begin to understand that each individual is responsible for his, or her, actions and that nothing society can do will ever lessen man’s desire to partake of evil’s urge to murder, we will continue our vain attempts to eradicate that part of the human nature which calls on man to murder man. For it is in vain that we try.

Now, we can deny the truth of our murderous wills if we choose. It really makes no difference. We are who we are. Government can never change that.

So ban the gun in America, if you can get enough votes in the Congress to change the Constitution, but you will not ban murder. Americans bent on murder will find a means to accomplish that end. Just as the Brits have!


Longstreet

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Ditsy Chicks Still Don't Get it!!!


The three young ladies (two of whom are from states that are not part of Dixie) still have no clue.

Someone should point out to them that the “First Rule of Hole Digging” is: “When you find yourself in one… quit digging!!!”

But them just don’t seem to be able to grasp that.

For more on the continuing saga go to “Coalition of the Swilling”. You’ll find it here:

http://www.coalitionoftheswilling.net/archives/2006/06/am_i_allowed_to.html

And finally, as a Southerner, a Dixican, it would please me, no end, to see them drop the word “DIXIE” from the name of their group! It’s embarrassing!

Longstreet

"USEFUL IDIOTS"


(This Post first Ran in
September of 2005!)

Iran, Iraq, and "Useful Idiots".

Would it surprise anyone to learn that we are engaged in combat with Iran even now?

Rumors persist that Iran is secretly sending men and materiel across the porous border in southern Iraq. Coalition forces, including British forces have been working diligently to plugs the holes in that border and cut off the flow of so-called “insurgents”, bombs, and bomb making material across that border.

If the rumors are true, (and they are) the war will soon widen into Iran.

We had thought the next invasion by US and coalition troops would be across the Iraq/Syria border. But more and more it is beginning to look as if our troops will be moving into Iran.

Iran is very unhappy with US troops in Iraq. Their “Theocracy” is threatened. The Mullahs will do, and apparently are doing, all in their power to entangle the US and Coalition forces in a “brushfire war” while banking on the political Left in the US to break the will of the American people to support the war in Iraq.

What Iran is not winning on the battlefield they ARE winning with the American Political Left.

The Anti-War Movement is playing right into the hands of the Mullahs in Iran. It is exactly what they had hoped for. It would seem their hope was not misplaced.

The North Vietnamese used the same tactics. The anti-war movement in the States was the best weapon the North Vietnamese had. Often referred to as “useful idiots”,(by enemies of the US) the anti-war fanatics are responsible for prolonging the war in Iraq, just as they were for prolonging the war in Vietnam. The longer the war, the more casualties. How difficult is this to figure out. It’s elementary.

So, while the Anti-war movement protests, and their willing accomplices in the MSM report their every breath, more American troops die. The cycle continues until the will of the American people is broken.

It is a sad thing to watch a great nation commit suicide. All great nations throughout history have died by suicide. America is in the downward spiral towards that oft referred to “Dustbin of History”.

Who do we thank for our untimely demise?

The American Political Left. Who else?


“Longstreet”

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Another "Truth" of the Civil War "outed"!



Fellow Compatriot, of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and fellow Tar Heel, Bill Ward, has written an excellent article about the differences in the Union and Confederate Armies… and the Black troops, in both armies. We recommend this article to you. You’ll find it at:

http://www.kinstonpress.com/columns/ward/

Altho I have never “knowingly” met Mr. Ward, we have, most likely, been in SCV gatherings at the same time. I have read a number of Mr. Ward’s writings and have always been gratified by his research.

Thanks for an interesting, and enlightening, article, Bill!

“Deo Vindice”

Longstreet

I Don't Apologize for Being an American!

(My apology for being late
getting this post up this morning.
My local ISP was having problems.)

This Post first ran December of 2005!


I’m a Nationalist !

If you have ever run a business, especially a business that “sells” anything, then you know, to be successful, you must create a “Team Spirit” among your employees. That team spirit must include pride in the team, and a feeling that your team is the best, at what it does, and be ready, and able, to prove it to all comers.

If you have no team and everybody does “their thing”, at “their pace”, when they “feel like it”, then you have a mess on your hands. Any progress will be purely accidental. Plus your “people” will lag behind everyone else. In general, you will have a disorganized mess on your hands with lethargy as the ruler of the day.

Where am I going with all this rambling? Some of you figured it our before you finished the first paragraph.

I’m a Nationalist. Unapologetically. I cannot conceive of being an adherent to any other philosophy. Nothing else makes practical sense to me.

I am of Northern European stock. That may have something to do with it. I frankly, don’t know. And I care even less.

I was a Nationalist before 9-11. I will be a Nationalist when the dirt is shoveled into my face.

I have no love of “globalism”. None. I cannot conceive of a “one world government”. Even the phrase sends chills up my spine.

I see the US as THE Nation. It is MY nation; therefore it is the BEST nation of all the nations on the earth. Even when we screw-up, as we do often, we still lead the pack.

Regardless of what you may have been taught in school, we DO have a National Culture. There IS a single American Culture. I do not believe there is room within any single nation state for more than one culture. You can readily see that I do not adhere to the philosophy of multiculturalism. If you come to live among the people of my nation, then you will adhere to the culture of my nation. Else wise, you will never be a member of this nation. Legally, you may become a citizen, but you will never become a member of my society until you conform to the culture of my nation.

As a Nationalist, my allegiance is to the US. No other national, or international, entity will have my allegiance.

The United Nations, to me, is an abomination. I would like to see it disbanded and done away with… completely. It was an unworkable idea even before Woodrow Wilson dreamed up his “League of Nations”. The UN is, simply, another adversary to the United States.

Down deep, I believe most Americans feel this way, although it is not fashionable to say so out loud… or in public.

On a drive through the American Southeast you will see multiple flagpoles in the front yards of many homes flying Old Glory from high atop the pole. Granted, you may see a state flag, or even one, or more, of the Confederate national flags, or even the Confederate Battle flag flying BELOW Old Glory… on the same pole. To a Southerner that is not the least bit confusing. We are proud Americans, Southern Americans, to be sure, proud of our heritage, but our allegiance, first and foremost, is to the United States. And, as a Nationalist, that is where my/our allegiance stops.

So, do not attempt to sell me on “multiculturalism”. I ain’t buying. No need to bother yourself trying to sway me toward “globalism”. I want none of it. I’m not interested in embracing the remainder of the world. I’ll happily trade with other nations and lend a hand when they need it, but my nation, America, comes first. Period.

Yep, I guess that makes me a Nationalist.


Longstreet