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The Emasculation of America

The emasculation of America is in full swing. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised and neither should you. The culture warriors on the left have had American men in their sights for years. One movie, one tv show, one song or video at the time they have sought to steal from us the manly resolve that makes us a great nation.

Europe sold out long ago. One by one instead of plowing the hard ground of enlightened capitalism, European nations gave over to the utopia nanny state. The price they paid has rendered them debt-ridden, militarily ineffective, and without a conscience or a soul. We are fast on Europe’s heels and gaining ground.

It is sad to see a great warrior be knocked down and not get up. To see him take off his armor and raise his hands above his head. To see him care more about the comfort of captivity than the struggle of freedom.

The one comfort I take away from this weeks emasculation side-show in Washington is that it was done in trickery. The American people didn’t want this bill to pass. They don’t want us to become the metro-sexual, hip version of Old-Europe. They want us to remain strong militarily, economically, and morally even if it means going it alone.

Now at this turning point it will take the resolve of the American will to push-back against this wave of emasculation that is rolling toward us from the President and his allies in Congress. Will we permit this to happen? Will we have short memories and forget in November what disgusted us in March? Will we forget the innocent human life that will be butchered at taxpayer expense by this law?

I hope the answer to all these questions will be a resounding NO!

The Founding Fathers On Debt

wallet“A departure from principle becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering… And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.”

– Thomas Jefferson

Allow a government to decline paying its debts and you overthrow all public morality — you unhinge all the principles that preserve the limits of free constitutions.Nothing can more affect national prosperity than a constant and systematic attention to extinguish the present debt and to avoid as much as possibly the incurring of any new debt.

– Alexander Hamilton

Avoid occasions of expense. . . and avoid likewise the accumulation of debt not only by shunning occasions of expense but by vigorous exertions to discharge the debts, not throwing upon posterity the burden which we ourselves ought to bear.”

– George Washington

“I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse, and in a Republican Government a greater curse than any other”

– James Madison

“When you run in debt; you give to another power over your liberty”

– Benjamin Franklin


Vets Know What War Is All About!

flagpicOn this Veterans Day, I thought I would share with you one of my favorite movie military clips. When our vets came home from Vietnam, many were treated like war criminals. It always does my heart good to see John Wayne on the big screen depicting the human side of war and the desire of our GI’s to do good wherever Uncle Sam sends them. This one goes out to all men and women who put their lives on the line for my freedom and for the freedom of countless millions of those whom they have liberated around the world. Thank-you. You know what war is all about!

Redefining Peace

Nobelmedal“Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?”

– Patrick Henry

I was somewhat surprised to hear the news this morning that the Nobel organization is awarding the Peace prize to President Obama. I am happy for the President and his family but quite honestly I am embarrassed for them also. The surest and most honorable thing that the President could do would be to thank the organization but to politely refuse the offer. This would display his character and restore dignity to the Nobel prize. I know that these comments may seem harsh but let me illustrate why I made them.

Earlier this year, President Obama had the opportunity to strike a strong blow for freedom and he took a pass. When the thug dictator of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was suspiciously re-elected as President and the people of that nation took to the streets, what was our presidents reaction? Did he encourage and embolden the people of Iran in their fight for freedom from a brutal, totalitarian regime? No he said,

“It is not productive, given the history of US and Iranian relations to be seen as meddling in Iranian elections…
But when I see violence directed at peaceful protesters, when I see peaceful dissent being suppressed, it is of concern to me and it is of concern to the American people.”

– from a Telegraph article entitled, Iran election: Barack Obama refuses to ‘meddle’ over protests

There is a night and day difference between being concerned and standing for peace. President Obama chose to show caution in the face of a situation that called for moral resolve. How is this the action of a man who is to be awarded a world renowned award for peace? The only way to give such an award to such an individual is to redefine peace.

So the Nobel commission has chosen to award its medal to President Obama and in so doing redefine peace. From this point forward anyone who shows concern over brutality is a peacemaker. Anyone who symbolically lays a wreath at a memorial is a peacemaker. Anyone who apologizes for the history of moral action of his nation in the face of the apathy of the world is a peacemaker.

If President Obama were a man of character he would not allow the Nobel commission to redefine peace. He would politely tell the commission to send his medal to the young families who took to the streets in Iran or better yet to the young men and women who have given their lives in the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan. The import of this award is indeed troubling and should cause all true lovers of peace to pause today.