Saturday, March 31, 2007

An Open letter to all Conservatives !

(This Post First Ran in December of 2006!)

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An Open Letter to All Conservatives

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Here is another conservative who gets it!



David Roberts, over at "The Conservative Voice", penned a missive which, I happen to think, expresses the mind of many, if not most, conservatives in America today. We recommend you go here to read Mr. Roberts remarks... and ponder the possiblilty of creating a new political party... exclusively for Conservatives.



Go here:


http://www.theconservativevoice.com/article/21515.html



Mr. Roberts is spot on! I have been sickened by the lack of action by the so-called conservatives we elected to the House, the Senate, and the, well, I almost said the White House. But George Bush is not a conservative. At best, he is a moderate, as is his father. I must tell you I am seriously concerned over the prospects of remaining in a political party which does not represent my core beliefs. The GOP has back-handed it's conservative base and no longer deserves our support. Instead, I, too, feel it is time, actually past time, for Conservatives to have their own Conservative Party!



I am sick at the prospect of our Military Forces being, once again, shamed by their civilian leaders and forced to withdraw in the face of an inferior enemy. A withdrawal from Iraq will do nothing to ease the Islamofacist's attacks against the US. In fact, it will only embolden them to strike at our heart land.



As of this writing, the prospective slate of candidates for President, the GOP is offering, is no better for America than that of the Democrats. There is none among them I , as a conservative, can support. There is no way, I will even consider voting for John McCain... or Guiliani, or Romney.



Finally, I am tired of "big tent political parties". I'm tired of being told I must share that tent with liberal Republicans, and moderate Republicans, and the hosts of special interest groups who feel it is in their best interests to be under that tent. I want a party I can point to with pride and say, I belong to THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY!



We can have such a party. It will take work, determination, and the ability to ignore the nay-sayers who insist that a third party will not work. I am having a great deal of difficulty supporting a Republican Party, which does not represent me. I will leave the Republican Party, which has been my home since I registered to vote the first time, on my 21st birthday, in South Carolina... as soon as I have a political party, which represents me, as an alternative.



It seems to me, Conservatives owe it to the American people to give them a clear-cut choice between the Democrats and a Conservative Party. As it stands today, the Republican Party is not providing that choice. If they are anything, the current Republican Party is Democrat-lite!



As we enter the New Year, this is something we conservatives must consider... if we want to survive as a political force in America. To do nothing is unthinkable.



Longstreet

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Take the Fifth! Don’t Tell ‘em a Thing!

Take the Fifth! Don’t Tell ‘em a Thing!
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“On the advice of my attorney, I hereby notify this committee that I will seek the protection afforded me by the 5th amendment to the Constitution!”

There, that ought to do it. The words above are those I’d like to hear uttered by every White House aid, and every employee, at the Justice Department, subpoenaed to appear before the “Witch Hunt” the democrats have set up to “investigate” the President’s firing of the eight US Attorneys.

Many years ago, I was a police offer, actually a Sheriff’s deputy. In a conversation with a state trooper, the trooper told me that he could site anyone he decided to cite. The trick, he said was to get behind them on the hiway and stay there until, eventually they broke some law. Then… he had them. He was correct.

What does all this have to do with the “Witch Hunt”?

Well, lets take a look at exhibit number one… the Scooter Libby Trial. Mr. Libby was not charged with having violated the law as far as the original investigation was concerned. The investigation concerned who, if anyone, uncloaked a CIA operative. Even before the investigation began, the special prosecutor knew who had done it and he knew it wasn’t Mr. Libby. So began the perjury trap.

Now… for those of you un-initiated in how the perjury trap works… this is how it works: You choose your target… someone you want to put in jail… and you question that person under oath. Then some weeks, or months later, you question that person again, under oath, asking the same questions. Then some months later you question that person again, under oath, and again asking the same questions. When the target changes his answers, even a little bit, he has perjured himself. Then charges are brought, the motions of going thru a trial are made, and he is found guilty… and his life, and career, is ruined.

“Why, that’s awful”, you may say. Yes, it is… but such is the depraved state of politics in America today. Politics in America has sunk to lowest, most indecent, depths in the history of the country.

And it is about to start all over again. The witch hunt the Congress is busy setting up to catch White House aids and Justice Department employees is all about embarrassing the Administration and proving the corruption of the GOP by putting as many people in jail as they possible can. It is a giant perjury trap and anyone who knows the least bit about the democrat controlled Congress understands that.

So how do you defend yourself in a perjury trap? Say nothing! Take the 5th amendment and say nothing else. It will foil those attempts to get you for perjury. If offered immunity… do not accept it. For if you accept it… you are then compelled to testify. And the perjury trap is re-set… just for you!

We’re down to “gutter fighting” now in Washington. The dems are trying for an all out coup de tat of the government. They will stoop to any measures to acquire a death grip on power in the government. They will utterly destroy anyone who gets in their way. They are ruthless.

For decades the democrat party has been on a mission. A mission to quietly take over the US government … from the inside. They have done it. It makes them election proof! They have slowly, and deliberately, placed democrat political hacks in positions of power within the agencies of the government and the cabinet departments of the administration so that even when they lose a Presidential election, or lose control of the Congress… they still control the government!

You think I’m paranoid? Well, maybe so. But, I have to tell you that in America today…paranoia is a GOOD thing!

What we need is a purge of our government, the Congress, the federal agencies, and Cabinet departments. Anyone having served in a position for, oh, say ten years, is out. We need term limits for Congress but the Supreme Court took care of that! It won’t happen.

The country is in a state of discontent, and unrest, and surliness is the order of the day. This, dear reader, is exactly the state you wish to bring a country to …when your intent is to take over that country’s government. We are ripe for the first snake oil salesman, or saleswoman, who comes along. And just look who is waiting in the wings for her cue!

The nation is being given the “Bum’s Rush” toward the Presidential Election with both sides fielding inferior candidates and then pushing primaries up so far that the election will be decided in February, or March, eight full months before the actual ballot casting election in November of next year!

Why the rush? Because if they slow down, you might actually get a chance to weigh the candidates and make a decision based on your knowledge of the candidate. This way, you will make the choice the party wants you to make. Not necessarily the choice you would make on your own. It’s a not very subtle slight of hand move by both parties and it is a shame!

America is at it’s most vulnerable right now. Never in our history has the US been this pre-occupied with something other than national security. If our enemies, which are legion, do not take advantage of our weakness and strike us now, it will be God’s grace that protects us… and nothing else.


Longstreet


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Thursday, March 29, 2007

America's Painful Future

(This Post first ran in January of 2007!)
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America’s Painful Future
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At no time, in our history, has this great nation approached the abyss of total destruction as we do this day in January 2007. And, yet, Americans go about their everyday business with barely a thought for their national safety, for the safety of their families, and with no thought for the survival of American democracy.

All the while, waiting in the shadows, the grinning faces of the enemy peers upon their hapless American victims as they strive to feed their insatiable hunger for world domination. Their craving for establishment of a one-world theocracy reaches beyond the cravings of sane men and women. They have soared above the plain of mere mortals and, safe in their self imposed cocoon of everlasting life in paradise, which they are certain they can gain by murdering as many non-believers as they possibly can, they willingly sacrifice their own lives on the alter of delusional covetousness.

It is power they crave. They seek not to save men’s souls, but to enslave them. They seek not to bring harmony, but discord. They seek not the betterment of mankind but the enslavement and bitter destruction of their fellow human beings… all in the name of their god. They covet… the world!

The American Congress, comfortable in it’s self imposed certitude that no threat to America exists, goes on about it’s daily task of re-enforcing the public’s alternate reality of security by belittling a President who has committed himself, and his administration, to keeping the country safe and secure from it’s enemies without… and unfortunately… within…even when the American people, and their Congress, demonstrate an obvious desire for selfish comfort in oblivion.

America is hip-deep in a war for it’s very existence and the American people have crafted a “daydream world” in which they move, and breathe, and have their being.

The Democrat Propaganda Machine (referred to often on this site as the Main Stream Media or MSM) is nothing more than “lapdogs of the American Political Left”. They move their lips… and it is the voice of the American Left. They move their pens, across the paper, and it is the words of the American Left. They daily churn out their messages of deceit, and misinformation, assuring the American people that there is no lasting threat from the Islamofacists. They prop-up the Left’s message that the “terrorists only need our understanding”. They mean us no harm; it is we, the American people, who are at fault as a result of our repression of the hordes of dysfunctional people, in dysfunctional countries, with dysfunctional governments. If only we had taken the time to learn why they hate us they would hate us no longer.

It is deceitful pabulum! It is designed to salve the restlessness of some of the American people who read between the lines, and look beyond the shadows, in search of the truth. For, you see, the Truth Seekers are a threat to the American Left. The American Left shares the Islamofacists desire for power. In order to assure that power they are more than willing to ignore the primary duty of any government and that is to guarantee the security of those it governs.

Wars cost money. Freedom is not free! And unfortunately for the world, the American Left now has it’s fists tightly clinched on the purse strings of the American treasury and are now threatening to cut-off funds for our men and women in uniform which they need to fight the enemy on distant shores. They are threatening to cut of ammunition, and war fighting material, in order to force the Commander-in-Chief to retreat and give in… and, as it were… run from the enemy. They will not recognize that fact that we fight an enemy, which will press its advantage even unto the shores of America itself. There is no disengagement with this enemy until either defeat or victory.

There is no commitment on the American Left to victory. None whatsoever. They relish America’s failure. Each day America continues to exist, as a capitalist nation, is an embarrassment to them. Their socialist dream, of each man suffering equally, is very real to the American Left. And… they are willing to sacrifice the only nation left on this planet able to resist pure, raw, evil.

America drifts in a sea of chaos as a ship without a rudder. The American military now has 535 Commanders-in-Chief instead of the constitutionally mandated one Commander-in-Chief, the President. The old joke of a camel being, in fact, a horse… designed by a committee, is illustrative of our military’s efforts in the Middle East today. In truth, a committee is running the war.

The number of new troops introduced into the theatre of war, in Iraq, is of no significance, whatsoever. The war there… is lost. The US Military has been defeated, not by the Islamofacists, but by the American Left. The lasting shame of Americans defeating Americans will never be forgotten. If America is fortunate enough to be saved by another nation’s military, and fortitude, shameful memories will haunt the dreams of older Americans, such as I, who remember a day when one was actually proud to be an American. For America, in her glorious, and not so glorious past, was a country, which could not be defeated on, or off, the battlefield. Much as the states of the Ole Confederacy still hold deep seated distrust for the states of the Old Union, there will be searing memories which will be handed down from generation to generation… and the scars will never heal.

To leave the battle, before the battle is won, is to either leave in defeat… or leave in cowardice. There is no other option. As the Spartan mothers told their soldier sons… return “with your shield… or upon it”.

It is a painful time for Americans of my age. We have the memories of an America, glorious and honorable in her past… a past, which has been forgotten and erased, in many cases, from the history books of America’s students. Above all things America was honorable. A young American today would be hard pressed to define “honor”. To define “dishonorable” is much easier. One has only to turn one’s attention to the actions of the American Congress, ruled by the American Left, for a real-time view of dishonor.

As we Americans view ourselves in that inner mirror, we can know that even today, America can be defeated… only by herself. And that is the shameful path we have chosen.


Longstreet


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The Dems Now OWN the War in Iraq!


The Damage is Done…Thanks to the Democrats!
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The President will Veto the “Surrender Bill” the Congress is sending to his desk. I’m glad. The dems have no hope of overriding the veto and that is a good thing. But, the damage has been done.

As a result of sending a “signal of surrender”, a sure sign of weakness, to this nation’s enemies, more of our service men and women will die, needlessly. The US military will be involved in war fighting for a much longer period of time in the Middle East and around the world.

“Oh, but their intentions were good”, you may say! Sure, and guess what the road to hell is paved with???

The Congressional Cowards have spoken and it is now official, the American Government is spineless. I wouldn’t waste good spittle on that bunch!

In the next weeks and months watch as the democrats tie up funding for troops with every sort of roadblock they can contrive. And all the while, more US service men and women will be dying. And understand this… from Tuesday forward; every American death in Iraq is the direct result of the actions taken in the US Congress which undermined our war efforts and American sons and daughters putting their lives on the line every single day to secure Congress’s collective butts in safety! Is there a more ungrateful bunch on the face of the earth?

Oh, they beat their chests and proclaim they are doing the American people’s work! Well, I must tell you, if the American people have sunk so low as to sacrifice their sons and daughters on the alter of politics… then there is, indeed, no hope for America! It’s over!

As a Southerner who has studied the causes of the American Civil War, I can tell you… all the craziness you see in Washington, DC, today, is exactly what the Confederate States were trying to prevent happening to them when they left the Union. A Federal government gone mad! Indeed, some are publicly expressing the opinion that when terrorism reaches this country, in force, the Southern States will be the only part of this country to survive, as the South will be the only section of the country to offer resistance to the Islamofacists.

The Democrats now own the war in Iraq. The blame for whatever happens, from here on out, will be laid at their door.

Those of you with sons and daughters in Harm’s Way, even now, must feel that your government has sold out your son or daughter. You’re right, they have. And they did it in the name of politics!

Hopefully, God, in His infinite mercy will spare this country. For it is now clear that we are unable to save ourselves… at least a part of us is unable to save ourselves.

Longstreet

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Is a US Strike against Iran Imminent?


Is a US Strike against Iran Imminent?

Russian Intelligence reports US troops massing on Iran’s borders and US Naval power has been increased to match that of the US fleet at the Invasion of Iraq. At least one more carrier task force is enroute to the Persian Gulf.

Is this it?

Go here for details:

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20070327/62697703.html
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Why Hybrid Cars Aren’t Selling Well


Why Hybrid Cars Aren’t Selling Well
By Alan Caruba
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An article in the March 19 issue of Business Week magazine caught my eye. “Why Hybrids are Such a Hard Sell” was the topic and reporter David Welch began by writing, “Given all the buzz about hybrids, not to mention the greening of the citizenry, you’d think they would be easy to sell. They’re not.”

The sale of hybrid automobiles constitutes an anemic 1.8% of all vehicle sales, down from a peak of 2.1% in October 2006.

I would suggest that Americans aren’t all that “green” despite the endless print and broadcast media harangues that our wonderful lifestyles are to blame for everything from hurricanes to frizzy hair. Those who have tried to be green have found that there are considerable additional costs involved and this has proven particularly true of hybrid cars that include batteries to permit electricity to partially replace the use of gasoline.

“One major reason is that hybrids typically cost $3,000-plus more than conventional cars,” noted the reporter. “With gas at $2.50 a gallon, it would take ten years to recoup the extra $3,000 cost of the Accord hybrid.” The cost of the batteries account for about half the hybrid premium and “cheaper lithium ion cells won’t appear for several years.”

My guess is that auto manufacturers are producing hybrid cars as a way to take some of the heat away from the endless claims that cars and trucks are to “blame” for a global warming, but that fewer and fewer people think it’s occurring or will occur. Even without a lick of knowledge about the science involved—and there is precious little to support the global warming theory—the average consumer has concluded that (a) it’s not happening and (b) the cost of a gallon of gasoline is not likely to rise dramatically barring some very bad news out of the Middle East or elsewhere.

A week earlier, the Associated Press took note of an announcement by oil giant, Exxon Mobil, that “it will spend some of its huge profit on more than 20 global projects during the next three years, investments expected to add one million oil-equivalent barrels a day to the company’s volumes at peak production.”

The other Big Oil giants aren’t exactly sitting around either. The simple arithmetic of profits is that they are necessary if new reserves of oil are to be found, extracted, refined and delivered to the market. Oil executives get paid to calculate risk and, when it comes to finding oil, the money involved is in the billions. It is a cruel reality that much of the world’s oil reserves reside under nations whose stability is always in doubt or way offshore in deep waters.

Moreover, oil is a global commodity. As a source of energy, not only does the incredibly productive United States of America need and use a lot, but every developing nation needs it as well. To lift the overall welfare of billions of people in places like China and India, oil is an essential component of economic growth. Oil transcends a lot of the interim issues that nations in the West and elsewhere devote constant debate.

For example, while think tanks churn out all kinds of analysis of our future relations with a China that has dumped communism as an economic system, though not yet politically, oil companies are moving ahead with projects that will benefit both China and, in the case of a recent joint venture between Sinopec, Fujian Province, ExxonMobil, and Saudi Aramco, initiated a world class project to meet China’s need for petroleum and petrochemicals. The deal was concluded in February.

The Fujian Refining and Ethylene Joint Venture Project will expand an existing refinery from 80,000 barrels-per-day to 240,000 barrels-per-day. The upgraded refinery will primarily refine and process a type of oil called “sour Arabian crude.” Other upgrades are included and the result will be approximately 750 service stations and a network of terminals in Fijian Province that will be jointly owned by Sinopec, ExxonMobil, and Saudi Aramco.

Is the real world growing smaller and more closely integrated? Yes! That’s the real power of Big Oil. It is also part of the reason people contemplating their purchases are not likely to embrace hybrid cars no matter how loudly Greens shout that fossil fuels will destroy the Earth. The truth is just the opposite. They underwrite the enrichment of life everywhere for millions more people.

Fossil fuels are a part of the Earth’s ecology, not some bogus threat to it, nor is there much evidence that the Earth is running out of oil.

In a new book “Untapped: The Scramble for Africa’s Oil”, the author notes that, “Thanks to more than a decade of wildly successful discoveries by the world’s largest oil companies…Africa has been quietly transformed in policy-making circles from an insignificant backwater into a potentially lucrative new source of oil and gas for the global market.”

“Since 1990 alone, the petroleum industry has invested more than $20 billion in exploration and production activity in Africa. A further $50 billion will be spent between now and the end of the decade, the largest investment in the continent’s history—and around one-third of it will come from the United States.”

“Three of the world’s largest oil companies—the British-Dutch consortium Shell, France’s Total, and America’s Chevron—are spending 15 percent, 30 percent, and 35 percent respectively of their global exploration and production budgets in Africa.”

The need for energy, the lifeblood of economic development, is driving nations of considerably divergent outlooks in terms of their religions and their political systems to work together for their own and the greater good of the world’s population. It is largely an invisible force at work, but it shows up at the gas pump and in the auto showroom where hybrids go unsold.

The ultimate irony is that Big Oil may do more for world peace and prosperity than all the posturing of diplomats and world leaders combined.


Alan Caruba writes a weekly column, “Warning Signs”, posted on the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center, http://www.anxietycenter.com/. His book, “Right Answers: Separating Fact from Fantasy”, is published by Merril Press.

© Alan Caruba, March 2007

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

It’s Time to Go Get the Brit Sailors and Marines!



It’s Time to Go Get the Brit Sailors and Marines!
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This is utter BS. We are at war with Iran even as I write this piece. We have been at war with Iran for (going on five years!) this time. Come on, Mr. Blair, these are your countrymen and they were on duty serving your country, and your government, and they do not deserve to be abandoned as our infamous President did to the American Hostages taken, and held, by Iran during the Carter Administration.

Look, we all know that at some point, soon, we are going to be compelled to attack Iran. That is a given. We also know it must be done during the Bush Administration. The only question is… which country will be the public face of the actual attack. The US, Israel, Great Britain, and probably others, likely Australia, will be a part of the attack when it comes. So why worry about ruffling a few more Iranian feathers?

I am sick and tired of civilized human beings being taken by that bunch of cowards still living in the 12th century! The world has had a problem with the Persians since, well, I don’t think recorded history goes that far back! In any event, Iran is, and has been a pain in the ass to the rest of the world though out it’s existence. Isn’t it about time IT DIDN’T EXIST ANYMORE?!

Forget the UN. The UN is a gelded joke! Leave them out of this. They will only make it worse.

The UK’s Special Ops troops are, if not the best in the world, second only to those of the US. (Frankly, I wouldn’t spit at the difference!) The UK’s Intelligence services are far better than the CIA, the NSA, or any of our Military Intelligence services. Our Leftist leaders in the Congress gelded our intelligence community way back, beginning with the Church Committee. It has never recovered. The point is… there is every reason to believe there are UK Special Forces on the ground, in Iran, preparing to relieve the Persians of their “British Burden”.

In the meantime, the Persians are threatening “show trials” of the 14 men and one woman they kidnapped.

Look, Iran is itching for a fight. They are puffed up with their own pride and arrogance and they have bought into their own propaganda, much as Saddam and his hordes of “elite” Republican Guards. We all remember how the “Mother of all Battles” turned out. Remember the “Highway of Death”?

Currently the US, alone, has enough firepower off shore of Iran to transform Iran into a vast glass-paved parking lot in a matter of minutes.

Mr. Blair, it’s time to turn the tables on the Iranians. Give THEM and ultimatum. “Release the Brits in 24 hours or we attack”. If the Iranians persist, then take out one Iranian city a day until they relent.

I have long since used up my quota of patience with that part of the world and their senseless insistence on being the “thorn in the side” of the rest of the world. They’re a blight on civilization. Rid the world of them and move on!


Longstreet


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Monday, March 26, 2007

Democrats More Dangerous than Terrorists to US!



Democrats More Dangerous than Terrorists to US!

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A nightmare come true is a two year old with a loaded gun. The toddler will wave that thing around and take great delight in watch everyone flee or jump for cover. Try to take the weapon from him and he will not defend himself. He will burst into tears and relinquish the weapon.

What I have just described for you is the Democrat party in charge of the US government. They are waving their power about, bullying anyone who will allow them, and when accosted… they complain loudly that anyone who does not flee or seek immediate cover is attacking them. Rather than defend themselves, and the US, they will cower and allow the nations enemies to broach our borders and wreak havoc here in the US.

I watched Nancy Pelosi waving the speaker’s gavel around when she was sworn in and I thought then it would be apropos if the gavel was taken away and a baby rattle was placed in her hand instead.

I have often described the Democrat leaders in Congress and "old hippies" and "flower children" from the 60’s… and they are, but I’m beginning to think I was overly generous. The US House of Representatives resembles nothing so much as it does a kindergarten these days. If there is an adult present, one is hard pressed to find him.

Those of us who have been casting ballots in the US for over 40 years have learned who to trust with the security of the nation and it became clear to us, early on, that it ain’t the Democrats. When pressed by another country’s military the Democrats will turn tail and run. Need proof? Just look at the bill passed in the house this week to cut off funding for our troops serving in Harm’s Way in Iraq. Some Americans soldiers, some American Marines, some American Airmen, and quite likely, some American naval personnel, will be killed as a direct result of what the Democrats did last week in the US House.

Oh, you say, it will never become law because the President will veto it. I hope he does, but the very fact that the Democrats had the temerity to pass such a blasphemous document has already emboldened our enemies. For now they KNOW what they formerly only suspected… and that is...the Democrat controlled government of the US will open the doors to this land… and let them in. All they have to do is keep their war efforts at a minimum and wait til the troops are taken out of Iraq. Then they can over run the country, as the North Vietnamese did in Viet Nam, and then it is on to concentrate on the Great Satan, in America’s own front yard.

Now let me tell you the dirty little secret the Democrats are not telling their supporters: US troops are not coming out of Iraq anytime soon, in 2008 or even 2010. The US has built a huge military installation in Iraq, which the US intends to occupy and maintain a continual military presence there, into the future, as far as the eye can see. US Troops will be continuously "forward deployed" there as well as war fighting material. If Iraq is turned completely over to the terrorists the conflict there will become a regional conflict and no one wants that… not even Iran, and Saudi Arabia, or even Syria.

Everyone with a lick of sense knows that even if we pulled every US soldier from Iraq today, it would only be a short while before those troops would have to ferried right back into Iraq.

So what if the Iraq war turns into a Middle Eastern Conflict? Well, do you own a car, a truck, heat your home in winter, and buy groceries from a grocery store? OIL, dear reader, OIL! The Middle East is the storage tank for the US’s OIL! Without it our economy will collapse in a matter of months! Sure we have our own oil but the lefties won’t let us go get it. So China is gonna set up rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and suck that oil right out of the seabed and most likely sell it back to us at inflated prices! How smart is that, lefty? Huh?

America wanted the wimps of the left in power and we got ‘em. Boy, how we got ‘em! Now, our own stupidity is going to beat us severely about the head and shoulders with something called reality. And… the reality is… The dems can’t govern effectively, they cannot “secure” the nation as they have never, in their entire history, proven themselves strong on National Security, they have no concept of military power and it’s use, they do not understand force, nor the application of force, and they are filled with a raging lust for power. Once they have it, as has been proven already in the US House, they become drunk on it and weave about crashing into things like the Constitution and Freedom. They may not crush them but they certainly will damage both the Constitution and Freedom. Their ineptitude at governance glares at one, as does a neon sign at midnight.

Last week the Democrat’s cozzied up to the Environmental Movement’s far “nut wing”, the global warming crowd, which has become the new home for the Commies of the world. Why dosen't this surprise this ole country boy?

As this past week ended, it became clear that the objective of the Democrat Party is to create as much confusion and derision in the government, and the country as a whole, as they can maintain control of. Their intent seems to be to keep the fires of that discontent stoked until at least November of 2008. It is an old ploy, right out of the history books, but it IS effective, especially when used on an uneducated society such as the “Public School Educated” American society.

For all intents and purposes, America has just entered a period we may well see recorded for future students of America. This period will be known as “The American Dark Ages”!

And the American Electorate turned the lights out!

Longstreet

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

We Gave Away the United States!


( This Post First Ran in

April of 2006!)

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We Gave Away the United States!

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Every politician, from the President on down, stands before the microphones and states: “We are a nation of laws! No man is above the law!”

Well, we now know that that is a load of horse hockey!

When the government body, charged by the constitution to make the laws of the US, tries, as best it can, to pass a law which would allow lawbreakers amnesty, well, those actions put the lie to their statements about this being a nation of laws. It’s a crock!,

Yes, I’m referring to illegal immigration. As I write from the state with the fourth largest number of illegals of any state in the union, I have to tell you, we “legals” are fed up.

I’m also fed up with the bleeding heart liberals telling me I am wrong, and that I have no compassion. That, too, is a crock.

Look, I do not subscribe to the theory of “relativism”. So far as I am concerned there is right and there is wrong… period. No gray areas.

So, do not try to pluck my heart strings by telling me that many of the illegals have had their children here, since they slipped across the border, and to send them back we would have to separate families, separate mothers from children. So, what’s your point??? The baby is a US citizen. He, or she, stays and mom and dad go back to whereever the heck they came from. So far as I’m concerned, it is cut and dried. They broke the law, now everybody pays.
Momma, Daddy, and Baby!

About the only thing America asks for from its citizens, and those visiting here, is to obey the law! But, when our own law enforcement agencies, and our own government, will not enforce the law, what good is having it in the first place?

Now, as to those low wages, that cheap labor supplied by the illegals… If the labor unions have their way, they will organize those people and then they’ll all be out of work! Why? Well, the farmer using them (because of the cheap wages he can pay) will dump them, in a heartbeat, in favor of MORE illegals who WILL work for those cheap wages.

Now, as to them doing work that Americans won’t do. What about the folks on welfare in America? What about the folks drawing unemployment in America? Those jobs, now held by illegal immigrants, will be vacant and begging for help if we send the illegals back to Mexico! What’s to stop the US from demanding that recipients of welfare and unemployment do those jobs?

And another thing: let’s establish English as the official language of the United States. I’m tired of buying a new product and then having to thumb through a multipage booklet of instructions looking for a set of instructions in ENGLISH!

If we don’t get hold of this illegal immigration problem, we won’t have a recognizable US in 30 years. One more generation and the US will be a Spanish dominated, Spanish speaking country and folks will wonder what ever happened to the United States. Well, your grand kids can tell them… “We gave it away!”

Longstreet
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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Paganism and Environmentalism….The Same Thing.

(This Post First Ran in July of 2005!)

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Paganism and Environmentalism….The Same Thing.

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When you worship something, anything, it is your god. Environmentalists worship nature. It is their god. They refer to the earth as our “Mother”. They hold enough of the beliefs of pagans that they fall, head long, into the category of Pagans and Paganism.

Their arrogance is off the scale. They do not believe in a God who created the earth and who controls it. They believe it is entirely up to man to take care of the earth. They believe that man can destroy the earth. How utterly arrogant!

With one shrug of its mighty shoulders, the earth could vacate the premises of all humans. It may yet do so.

The point is, you cannot subscribe to environmentalism and not expect your belief in God to be questioned. Granted, there are those individuals who have been misled, or through their desire to help the citizens of the world, committed to this pagan worship of nature in the belief they are “being good stewards of the earth” as our Judeo-Christian scriptures command us. Environmentalists have a religion of their own. You see… they worship the Environment and Nature.

But you can’t serve two masters. You will love the one and hate the other. For those of us who subscribe to the Judeo-Christian faith, we are commanded to love God. We are not commanded to love the earth, spotted owls, red cockaded woodpeckers, polar bears and such. We are not even commanded to love trees!

As one who subscribes to the Christian faith, I believe God created the earth as a home for humans. He gave us everything we need to grow and prosper. He gave us dominion over everything on the earth, including the earth itself. He even commanded us to “subdue” it. In return for all He has given us, we are to worship Him! Not the earth! Not the Trees! Not the Snail Darters, nor the Whales, nor the Dolphins, nor the polar bears, etc., etc.

In my opinion, Environmentalism/Paganism and Christianity are incompatible.
Eventually, one must rule. I have read the book, and God’s children win!

Longstreet


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Friday, March 23, 2007

The Chronically Offended. A Malady, Perhaps?


The Chronically Offended. A Malady, Perhaps?
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It makes no difference what you do or what you say, these days, you can bet that someone will be offended.

Oh, yeah, I know people were offended back in the day. Truly they were, but… there was one major difference. Back in the day, we understood that for an offended person to protest was a sign of weakness on the offended’s part. And frankly, they were too embarrassed to protest because they knew society would see them for what they were, weak.

Things changed. In the mid to late 20th century, and early 21st century, American society began to celebrate weakness in individuals. Whole organizations sprang up to serve the chronically offended. (And while they were doing that…. milk them of all their ready cash, as well!)

How could this have happened? Political Correctness, that’s how. Marxism by another name. As of today in America, the weak, and the minorities, have more power than the strong majority. The tables have turned. Natural law has been turned on its head.

When I was growing up one of the signs that you were, indeed, growing into adulthood was the skill at which you were able to handle disappointment… and… being offended.

Stoicism is no easy thing for me. I am Scot-Irish, Dutch, German, and a healthy dose of Native American. So you can see the how the fiery temperament of the Irish, and the combativeness of the Scots, and the dogged determination of the Germans, and stoicism of the Native Americans was, and is, always at war in my mind.

However, after a few bloody noses and split lips, and broken teeth, I managed to get a grip on myself and I learned a valuable lesson. It is better to keep your mouth shut and not whine when you are offended! The main thing to remember is… do not whine! Strike, if you must, but do not whine! What I forgot was… my size disadvantage. Quite often the attacked was physically larger than me and I got the tar beaten out of me!

So what did I learn for these confrontations? Not a whole lot… if you ask those who know me personally. I STILL tend to attack windmills! I love lost causes. But, it did build character. It gave me understanding into the mind of the chronically offended.

I have learned that the chronically offended are sad, lonely, people. They perceive themselves as without power and influence and they crave recognition, by anybody, for any reason. It is a form of inferiority complex.

To get that recognition, if only to force someone, anyone, into confirming their existence, they will cause a commotion about the smallest of things they may deem an infraction, or an abuse, or an offense to their sensibilities. No matter that society might accept that which offends them, that fact has no value to the Chronically Offended. Their self-centered nature rules out any pleas for common sense from the un-offended. .

And now THEY are in charge! Well, maybe not directly… with hands-on control… but they certainly have the power to browbeat the remainder of society like water torture.

If man had not fiddled with Mother Nature’s Natural Selection, these people would not be among us. But we did, and they are here. And… they are a royal pain in the butt to all of society.

Political Correctness has empowered them. And now WE are powerless to dis-empower THEM!

Longstreet
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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Stop Social Experiments with the US Military!

I do not support Homosexuals serving in the US Military, at all.
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I most certainly do not support the “Don’t ask. Don’t tell” policy Clinton, and the Dems, saddled the US military with well over a decade ago.

If you support the current policy and you have never served in the Military, in any branch, then you are forgiven your ignorance. However, that does not give you the right not to be challenged by those of us who have served in Uniform.

The first thing a new enlistee learns, upon arrival at his first military post, is… that he has zero privacy. None! Everything he does is in the open. Usually he is surrounded by others of the same sex in multiples all the time, around the clock. He showers with a crowd. He uses the toilet, without stalls, with a crowd, he eats with a crowd, and he sleeps with a crowd. He lives, breathes and has his being… with a crowd!

In order for the training to be effective the enlistees must be broken from their individuality and re-made into a cohesive unit. One way the Army does it is to give the recruits a common enemy, the drill sergeant! It works! The enlistees will hate his guts, in a few hours, and the first clues of unit cohesion begin to develop.

Now, you hear “Unit Cohesion” tossed about a great deal. Simply put, it means that a unit of men, must all be pulling together to accomplish whatever that unit’s goals happen to be on any given day. They must function as one! If there is one recruit in that unit for which the remainder of the men cannot relate, then unit cohesion is not possible.

Now, allow me to clear up something for those of you who have never served. It is a wonderful thing to spout the words that a soldier fights for his country. That is true… but the actual fact is, each soldier fights for his fellow soldier along side him. This combined effort is combat for one’s country. Why is that important? Simply because… if that soldier is NOT fighting for his fellow soldiers beside him, they are both vulnerable… and so is their unit. So, Unit Cohesion is a must.

In the 1950’s when I reported to “Tank Hill” at the US Army’s Fort Jackson, South Carolina, for Basic Training, I vividly recall that as we were in formation, in the company street, the Platoon Sergeant told us, in no uncertain words, that if we suspected there was a man among us who was a homosexual we where bound to report that man and he would be gone in a matter of hours, sometimes even faster. We were told that if we knew of a homosexual and did not report him WE would be gone, too.

Now why were we told that? For two reasons: One was to ensure that any homosexuals among us would indeed be reported and removed, and secondly, it assured each remaining man that the man he was working with, and sleeping next to, and eating with, and fighting with, was exactly who he appeared to be.

If you have never served in the Military you are not going to understand this… but the Military is so far from society, as you have known it, as to be unrecognizable to you. It is that way of necessity. The Military is in the business of killing people and breaking things. It’s what they do. Men are taught to act on command, without thought, or question. The only order you are allowed to not obey is an unlawful order.

Social experimenting with the military is absolutely wrong! It gets good soldiers killed. As of Sunday morning March 18th at 8 AM no less than 71 American female soldiers have died in Iraq! And, according to the Military they are not in combat roles. Now, if 71 non-combat American women soldiers have been killed, just how many do you suppose would have been killed had they actually been in combat? See the drift here?

Now... why have there been 71 women killed in Iraq and why will there be more? Simple. It was done to satisfy some feminist yearning to be equal with men! As a result of that… the American government folded and ordered the military to place women in high profile jobs at, or near, the fighting… and they are getting killed by the dozens! All for the price of a damn social experiment! If you are familiar with the definition of the term “cannon fodder” you know how I feel about American female soldiers being placed in such positions and in such military occupations.

So… Truman DID order the integration of black and white troops in the US military and it worked! Great! But those Blacks were men… just like the white guys! The same no homosexuals in the military applied to them as it did for the white troops. Some of the best troops I knew, and served with, while in the military were black men.

The whole point of this is that if we continue to integrate homosexuals into our military, recruiting of straight troops will drop and the military will be in worse shape than it already is, today. Unit cohesion will be a thing of the past. It may have already begun.

Back in the mid 20th century, during my time in the Army, we were taught to fight as a Unit. If the recent ads, the Army is running, are any indication, that has now been dropped and the “Army of ONE” is the way troops are trained. That would lead a Vet to think that instead of training soldiers to fight as a unit, they are being trained to fight alone. In other words count on no one other than themselves. Do you suppose it has anything to do with a severe lack of Unit Cohesion? Because this approach sure leads one to believe that each soldier is on his own these days! Ouch! I hope I am wrong about the training.

Over the weekend, we began our fifth year of war in Iraq. I said from the beginning we’d be lucky to finish this war in fifty years. I still believe that. By my calculations we have 45 more years left to fight in Iraq.

Point is… why make it more difficult by allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the US Military. It can only harm the performance of our troops and no good can come of it. If the Commander in Chief wants to do something constructive, something that will lift our troops morale and give them confidence in their fellow soldiers, then he will make every effort to scuttle the “Don’t Ask, Don’ Tell” policy and go back to the day when homosexuals were not allowed to serve in the US Military.

Longstreet

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Draft Fred Thompson for President!

Draft Fred Thompson For President!

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Conservatives are beating the bushes looking for a candidate to vote for in the ’08 Presidential Contest. There is a general feeling among conservatives that none of the current crop of candidates the GOP has put forward are conservative, even though some of them are trying desperately to convince us they are. Their attempts are failing with the predictability of a lead balloon rising into the air!

Now comes Fred Thompson of Tennessee. Thompson is a flat-out conservative. Now, before we go any further, let’s understand something: Fred is NOT Ronald Reagan. I believe he’d be the first to tell us that... and most likely will, soon. But, he IS conservative and that, dear reader, is what matters.

It has been downright gloomy here in the conservative trenches. So, you can imagine how our spirits have lifted just at the hint that Former Senator Thompson will toss his formidable hat into the ring. It is like a breath of air to a suffocating man! All across the US conservatives are peeking over the redoubts and fortifications scanning the political landscape for a leader. We MAY have found that leader. The very thought, itself, is refreshing!

In a commentary piece, over at GOPUSA, Doug Patton has written that if Thompson runs he can not only defeat anyone the democrats nominate, including Hillary Clinton, but Patton goes on to say that Thompson’s coattails just might be long enough to bring the GOP back to power in the Congress! You can read Patton’s piece here:

http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/dpatton/2007/dp_03052.shtml

As a concerned conservative, myself, I am sincere in my desire for Thompson to run. If the RNC, and the GOP, have any desire for victory… and the full support of their party... should their candidate win, then they had better sit up and take notice and get behind Fred! For IF, McCain, Giuliani, or Romney should win this thing, none of them will have conservative support during their term in office. It won’t be pretty! And the shunning by the conservatives will have a lasting effect.

“Draft Fred” petitions are up on the “net! We, here at IoF, encourage you to take a look at the petition at:

Draft Fred Thompson for President

It’s time to get behind the only “truly conservative” possibility in the ’08 Presidential race. Fred Thompson.

Longstreet


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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Is America Done For?

(This Post First Ran in April of 2006!)
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Is America Done For?
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I have been worried for some time, and I expect that you have, too, about the state of the Republic… America.

America has become a hedonist nation, is quickly becoming a secular nation, and is adopting socialism hand over fist.

The America I knew, as late as the 1980’s, is no more. Our young people have no sense of obligation to the country. They know the cost of everything… but the value of nothing!

They have so distanced themselves from America that many feel she is not worth fighting for anymore.

We turned our children over to a public education system which has taken the opportunity to teach them Liberalism, Progressivism, Marxism and Socialism.

So we have a generation of selfish ingrates.

We have something rotting away our core here in America. We cannot continue as a single nation unless this rot is removed. We may as well remove the word “indivisible” from our Pledge.

There was a time when I thought it was culture, alone, which has split us into two distinct nations inside the borders of one large nation. But, I think there is more to it than simply culture.

There was a time, in the not too distant past, when we had two cultures, that of North and South, but we managed to live together peacefully for the last 143 years.

No, what is happening now will allow no compromise.

We have an entire section of the country, which is bound to turn itself into a socialist republic, if that is possible. The other part of the country is bond to remain free and a democratic republic. For an example of the socialism bound states, you have but to look at the state of Massachusetts.

The illegal immigration problem may bring this all to a head. The Southern states are only going to allow this to continue for a short period more, and then they will rise up, as they have twice before, and “handle” the situation.

When the socialist states attempt to interfere, they will be repulsed. At that point the end will be nigh. The socialist states will have to withdraw from the union. I, for one, will not miss them. And… I will not lift a finger to force them to remain. If they wish to form their own country, or join Canada, by all means let them.

In the meantime, those of us who still wish to live free are going to have to get a handle on the southern border. It is clear the federal Government is not up to the task and is not motivated to do it even if they were up to it.

The American citizen has a God given right to self-defense. When the violence begins, I would ask jury members to remember that.


Longstreet

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Monday, March 19, 2007

GOP Loses ’08 Presidential Election to Democrats as Democrats solidify their hold on both Houses of Congress!


GOP Loses ’08 Presidential Election to Democrats as Democrats solidify their hold on both Houses of Congress! ____________________

That is the headline we will see in November of 2008!

Startling, isn’t it? I mean… to suddenly see it in print. Nevertheless, that is exactly where this election cycle is headed… at full speed!

The Republican Party has ceded the 08 elections. They have no one to run. The candidates they are putting forward are all sacrificial lambs. None of them can win. The irony in all this is… the GOP knows it!

Come on folks! Let’s face it! The GOP has collapsed. It is effectively without leadership on the national level. How else to explain the utterly disgraceful last few years of GOP control in the Houses of Congress and the office of the President?

Look, the President is not a conservative. He never was. Anytime one feels compelled to qualify one’s conservatism by placing the word “Compassionate” in front of it… then one’s conservatism is questionable! Need I say more?

There is absolutely no conservative leadership in the Congress. None, whatsoever. Conservatives do not act as the elected Representatives and Senators who sail beneath the GOP colors in Washington. Conservatives do not allow themselves to be steam-rolled by a bunch of limp-wristed Lefties. The GOP crowd currently occupying the Congress does! It’s pitiful to watch. My own Senators are poor excuses as representatives of the red state of North Carolina. I fully expect both to be brought home next election.

The GOP is in disarray. It is ineffectual as a political force. It offers no more obstruction to the Socialist efforts of the Democrat Party than a speed bump at the Daytona Raceway! Frankly, the GOP is just taking up room.

When the GOP turned it’s back on it’s Conservative base, it committed suicide. It’s actions turned most of us conservatives away… forever. Currently, I’m looking for a CONSERVATIVE political Party with which to affiliate. I’ve had it with the GOP’s platitudes and promises and their lack of spine when the chips are down.

The Democrat Party is going to win in 2008 and they’re going to win BIG! They have no opposition. You can’t seriously believe that the pitiful field of candidates the GOP is offering up for President has a remote possibility of success? Can you? If you do, you need professional help… soon!

The thing I cannot understand… there are millions of conservative American voters out here in the boonies. Why do we not have our own political party? So we DON”T have enough juice to win elections! Ok! But… we have enough to SWAY elections, that’s for darn sure! Seems to me, if we were organized under our own banner, the other two parties would be compelled to come to us for support. We could withhold support from that party which does not favor our political platform and give our support to the party that does. That would give us more power than we have now as part of a party that does not value us and continually ignores us.

I’m serious about this! As a life long Conservative Republican, I am more than a little tired of my vote being taken for granted. Well, I’m not going to be taken for granted again! I will not vote for any of the Republican candidates already announced. I will, if I must, write in the name of a Conservative. I urge all conservatives to do the same.

I ask you, fellow Conservatives, what have we got to lose? We put the Republicans in power and we have learned that are unwilling, or unable, to carry the ball. Plus, they do not want us! I don’t know about you… but I got the message!

I have already contacted my State Board of Elections to learn about becoming a registered Independent.

If you should know of efforts to organize a Conservative Political Party in this country, I’d be grateful if you would leave a comment concerning those efforts.

Longstreet
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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Is 70 the New 50? ... Alan Caruba

Is 70 the New 50?
By Alan Caruba

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Recently I helped a friend of mine revise his resume. This gentleman, now in his early 70s, has a Ph.D. and the kind of knowledge and skills it literally takes a lifetime to acquire. But there’s a catch. Most of the people with whom he has worked over his distinguished career are no longer active.

There is an entire cohort of men and women in their 70s these days who are at the top of their skills with a vast body of knowledge that permits them to quickly advise clients what direction to take and what mistakes to avoid. These are people who know well the various trends in their industries and businesses, but who are often perceived to be too old to understand today’s quick-paced culture. Ironically, these are often the people who fashioned and shaped it.

Because Americans are living longer, often enjoying good health late in life, the question must be asked, is 70 the new 50?

According to data from the Senior Job Bank, America’s workforce is aging. By 2006 more than 15% of the U.S. labor force was 55 or older. By 2004 there were more than 33 million people aged 65 or older living in America, representing12.7% of the total population, about one out of every eight Americans. With every passing year, those numbers increase.

Senior citizens and aging baby boomers are the fastest growing demographic segment of the population. The stereotypes surrounding today’s senior frequently do not apply and this is especially true of those who have led vigorous intellectual lives in various professions and enterprises, and who want to continue.

Financially, they run the gamut from those who, if they wanted to, could play golf or pursue other interests for the rest of their days, to others who made plans for the future only to find themselves victimized by ever-rising property taxes, medical and other expenses that have risen in ways that no one could have predicted. Yes, Medicare does help, but one had better have other insurance plans in place as well.

The doors to useful employment are often closed to this remarkable cohort of people who were born just before, during or just after World War II. They have experienced the rapid changes technology have introduced and many are quite comfortable in front of a computer these days.

Old doesn’t mean brain-dead. It took the oldest President of our era to bring the Soviet Union to its knees and the senior citizen vote can determine who gets elected. A generation whose parents went through the Depression, who recall the abuse of presidential power that Watergate represents, or the folly of the Vietnam War, is not likely to be fooled by political clich├ęs.

The irony is that, when they were born, the average life expectancy for a man was about 60 years of age. That’s why, when Social Security was introduced, one began receiving checks on reaching age 65. A lot of folks didn’t and the government, not their families, pocketed their withheld earnings.

Today, it is just the opposite. The average life expectancy these days is 78 years of age and lots of people are living well beyond that. My own father and mother lived to 93 and 98 respectively.

Today, Social Security is either technically broke or soon will be. I don’t want to even think about where the government will find the cash for the new prescription program of Medicare or for Medicare itself. Since Congress doesn’t want to deal with the problem, it will get very ugly one of these days that is going to arrive too soon for too many.

A nation that ignores a large part of its population with excellent skills is making a very big mistake. This is particularly true as we witness whole new generations that lack fundamental skills in reading, writing, and mathematics, many of whom have graduated from failed schools where indoctrination outweighs education. The cost of a college education today is truly obscene, saddling students with large debt before they even step out into the working world.

It is a fearful thing to encounter the gross ignorance of a younger generation that often seems only to know what it has “learned” from television and movies.

I am all for youth. However, until they can figure out what they’re going to do with their lives, it remains the task of older heads to insure they have a good future and I suspect that a vast treasure of people in their 70s—the “kids” who grew up preserving traditional values—are seeing their knowledge and skills wasted.

Writers like myself have a special advantage as we can work our trade well into our senior years. The age barrier, however, is very real and I suspect that many very capable seniors like my friend are encountering hardships despite being 70 and savvy.


Alan Caruba writes a weekly column, “Warning Signs”, posted on the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center, http://www.anxietycenter.com/. His book, “Right Answers: Separating Fact from Fantasy”, is published by Merril Press.

© Alan Caruba, March 2007

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Saturday, March 17, 2007

NEW PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION


I received this as an e-mail. There WAS an attribution but I have no way of knowing if the attribution was correct or just added to it. WHOEVER wrote it is certainly in touch with the average American, especially the average Southern American. Enjoy!
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NEW PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION:

"We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other liberal bed-wetters. We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights."

ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone -- not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be.

ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes. (This one is my pet peeve...get an education and go to work....don't expect everyone else to take care of you!)
ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in public health care. ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair.

ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won't have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.

ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful. (AMEN!)

ARTICLE IX: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.

ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country. We don't care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from!

(Lastly....)

(This one was just added on for good measure!)


ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country's history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH!

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I just think it's about time common sense is allowed to flourish. Sensible people of the United States speak out... because... if you do not, who will?

In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed the above as much as I did!

Longstreet

Friday, March 16, 2007

Conservatives want a Constitutional Government in the US. That’s all!


Conservatives want a Constitutional Government in the US. That’s all!
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Look at the title of this piece again. Read it closely... and let it sink in.

The difference between Conservative Government and a Socialist Government (that of the American Left) when shaken down to its raw essentials will make, or break, the United States of America.

The American Democrat Party, which is, in truth, the socialist party, does not see it that way. Actually, they do see it that way, but the problem they have is... they cannot exist under a Constitutional government in the US. Freedom and Socialism cannot exist in the same place, much like “Matter” and “Anti-Matter”. And therein lies the problem which is rotting away at the foundation of the United States.

Let me see if I can break it down a bit more:
Under a Constitutional government, the power of the government is limited. Limited government allows the citizens to rule their country.

Under the Socialist brand of government, sometimes called an “Administrative state”, citizens do not rule their country, bureaucrats do, and with them, the elite intellectuals. At least THEY think they are elite!

The United States was founded as a free country. Its citizens were autonomous. They were free. The US had a free economy. That was the way the designers of this land, the Founding Fathers, planned it. And it worked… right up to the dawn of “Socialism in American” during the reign of, and as the direct result of actions taken by, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It has been downhill for America ever since.

Socialism is a creeping disease. It is quiet and deadly. It offers much and deliver almost nothing.

Simply put, Socialism is a trade off. A people must give up freedom for security. It is just that simple. IF you would be a free people, then you cannot allow socialism, in any form, in your country’s government. If, on the other hand, you wish to be secure, from want and fear, then you absolutely MUST give up your freedom. That is the choice.

The American Left is the driving force behind socialism in America. Lets be clear: Socialism is anti-American.

The Founding Fathers did not give us a socialist state; they gave us a Representative Republic. America is NOT a Democracy as you may have been taught in school. American is a Representative Republic.

Look… Americans , indeed, human beings, are not equal. A stroll down any beach, on a hot summer day, will give the lie to that! And the Founding Fathers knew that. That was not what they meant when they noted in “The Declaration” that “all men are created equal”. They were referring to those inalienable rights, and natural rights, which are the endowment of all mankind as a gift from our Creator. So they set about designing a form of government, which would balance freedom and equality in a state, which would allow both. That was a near impossible task, if not entirely impossible. But they made a grand attempt at it and it worked right up ‘til the FDR Administration.

You see, under the original Constitution, the people of the United States were, indeed, a free people. We were autonomous. And… WE were sovereign. The Government was created, by the Founding Fathers, to be a servant of the people of the U.S.. Roosevelt and the American Left don’t see it that way and they began to change it. There had been, previously, a contract, a covenant, if you will, between the Americna people and the American government under which the American people wold grant the American government certain powers while, at the same time, granting themselves certain rights. The government had no power of it’s own. All government power was derived from the people and the government could grant themselves none.
But Roosevelt, and the American Left, changed that. The Left decided the agreement, the contract, if you will, between the people of the US and their government was backwards. They decided that instead of the people deciding the powers granted to the government, the government would grasp power and the… the government would decide the limits of the people’s freedom and the sovereignty of the people! No longer would the people dictate to the government, Now the government dictates to the people. The government is no longer OF the people. It is run, and ruled over, by bureaucrats, and intellectual elites, who know better, what you need and want, than you do! What we have today is a government running this country, which has never stood for election… ever! The elected officials are simply shills of that shadow government of bureaucrats and intellectuals who actually pull the strings, and push the buttons.

It takes very little thought and consideration to see that this form of government is absolutely NOT what the Founding Fathers wanted, and planned, for this country.

In effect, what we have had in this country is a coup-de-tat, American Style!

To put it plainly, the US government has been hi-jacked!

Those Americans my age, look around us and we do not recognize this socialist state, this welfare state, this nanny state. It certainly is NOT the America of our youth, where a man was free to be what he wanted and to suffer the consequences of bad decisions, and bad choices, as well as good decisions and good choices.

Equality was understood to mean Equality of Endowment by the Creator. Not equality of social status, of income, of education, of well, the modern day list goes on and on. Each time a rule, or law, was passed to make society more equal… somebody lost. Americans lost. What did we lose? Freedom is what we lost.

The American Left has decided they are the elite Americans who know, better than you, how you should live your life, worship your God, do your job, enjoy your vacation, build your house, drive your car, get an education, which doctor you visit, which hospital you select, even to the last detail of how you groom your lawn, or whether you can fly a US flag outside the home you THINK you own! The American Left is into every aspect of your daily life. Because they are convinced that you and I, the rabble, the “great unwashed”, are not capable of taking care of ourselves. No one is required to be responsible for his or her actions, anymore. It is now understood that when someone commits a heinous act, it is not the perpetrator’s fault! That is a part of the bargain struck with the American Left.

The American Left simply seized the power as a “Beneficent Dictator”. And Americans allowed it; indeed some welcomed it with open arms! (The slow-witted among us, the least ambitious among us, those who sought to milk the system for every dime they could, and of course, those who sought power for themselves in the New American Socialism.)

What Americans forgot was… that dictators, beneficent or otherwise, take your freedom! A dictator cannot exist in a free environment. Today’s America has become content to allow “others” to govern us, to rule over us. We know longer believe ourselves capable of ruling ourselves.

The Great Ronald Reagan, in a speech he made in 1964, said the following:
“It doesn’t require expropriation or confiscation of private property or business to impose socialism on a people. What does it mean whether you hold the deed or title to your business or property if the government holds the power of life and death over that business or property? Such machinery already exists. The government can find some charge to bring against any concern it chooses to prosecute. Every businessman has his own tale of harassment. Somewhere a perversion has taken place. Our natural, inalienable, rights are now considered to be dispensation of government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp, as it is at this very moment!” And THAT, dear reader, was in 1964!

The American left is slick. They have packaged themselves as loving, tolerant, do-gooders, who seek only to make your life easier and to make, and keep, you secure. You needn’t worry about a thing ‘cause they have it covered! Americans have bought it… line, hook, and sinker. At least those of the baby boom generation have.

Those of us born before World War Two experienced the actual loss of our country. We slipped though the Public School System ahead of the changes, which “dumbed down an entire generation of American kids” while stoking their self-esteem. We came out the other side of the American education system aware of the value of a free country. The baby boom generation did not. It is entirely the product of the American Left.

Today, the New American Socialism reigns supreme. The result? A nation in decline! A nation, having not yet reached its zenith, has sold its birthright to the devil. Now, America will reap, what it has sown.

We are quickly becoming a second rate power. Our citizens are among the least educated in the world. We no longer have an economy based on research, development, and manufacturing, we have only a “service economy”. We service that which others build! Our society is quite likly the most amoral society on earth. It has been said that if God, Himself, does not destroy us, then HE owes an apology to Sodom and Gomorrah! Yes, we, America, has become the kind of country to which we used to send missionaries!

Oh, yeah, that Baby Boom Generation, the American generation “dumbed down” but filled with carefully stoked self-esteem… well, they ran, head long, into reality. And… they folded like a cheap suit!

Like a virulent cancer the American Left’s brand of socialism is eating away the bedrock of America. It is relentlessly chewing away at the fabric of what was once the greatest nation on earth. Socialism, like the evil that it is, lies. All the promises of “paradise on earth” are all lies.

America has bought the Big Lie. The price was... freedom. America is no longer free. America is, once again, only a dream in the restless night of those of us who knew her when she was “that bright shining city on a hill”. Like Camelot, it was only a passing, ethereal, grandiose, dream. A dream the American Left has turned into a nightmare.

Longstreet
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