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Charity Begins at Home

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“Only in America!”  How often have you uttered or overheard these words when yet another act of idiocy occurs in the process of governing our country?  Whatever blunders our legislators commit — including our incumbent administration’s desire to grant civil rights to enemy combatants — many of our issues stem from the attitude that the Constitution of the United States was formulated to protect the rights of everyone … except American citizens!

In a vain attempt to remind The Idiots in Charge, I will tell said lunatics, who view the Constitution as a matter of personal choice, that this most sacred of civil documents was written solely for American citizens!   How anything that impacts non-citizens within our borders can even go up for debate, and votes, as either Constitutional or non-Constitutional eludes me.  If something impacts a non-citizen, defined as someone who has not vowed fealty to our nation, the Constitution does not apply!  Yet, the stupid process of determining whether non-citizens are eligible for consideration continues!

American citizens are the most generous people in the world; I defy any nation to give evidence to the contrary.  From our taxpayers’ pockets have come billions and billions of dollars in aid to foreign nations, the moment disaster strikes overseas.  Witness our government’s immediate and munificent reaction to the earthquakes in Haiti.   Now, contrast that to what our legislators did to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, right here in New Orleans.  Only in America!

Over the past several years, the U.S. has been visited by many terrible disasters at the hands of Mother Nature.  Add to this an economic collapse culminating in the Stock Market crash of September 2008, from which we have yet to begin to recover.  If any of this happened in any other part of the world, we would have dispatched aid immediately.  But, if it happens on our own soil, it requires a Congressional investigation resulting only in finger pointing, usually toward the previous administration.  Only in America!

You name it: whether it is healthcare, education, or developing foreign nations, help is just for the asking — except in America, for Americans. Why are we the second-class citizens of the world, who must go begging when disaster strikes in the so-called richest country in the world?  Surely, the foreigners we help cannot vote for candidates in our elections.  So, why is there a need to help foreigners first, instead of citizens?  As the say in Denmark “Something is wrong here.”

The only way to stop this insane practice is to enact a law that would combine monies from corporate profits and the war chests of elected officials (a.k.a., campaign funds) as 99.9% of our relief funds.  This should be done before attaching the remaining 1% of taxpayer money.  Then and only then can the rest of the world look at us as if we are the sane ones.  Only then can they say in awe, “Only in America!”

Only in America

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How many times have you heard the phrase, “Only in America”?  Once meant to laud the many benefits of living in the U. S. of A., the expression has transmogrified into exasperation for our politically correct society that eats its own.

America is the land of freedom and opportunity — but only to the immigrants who come knocking at our doors, flooding our shorelines, and overrunning our borders.  Those who hail from foreign lands are treated far better than U.S. citizens.  Citizens seeking opportunities are told that they must possess the minimum of a Master’s degree, along with a whole lot of luck, in order to succeed here.  Non-citizens, however, are invited to apply for and receive all forms of assistance at the expense of American-born taxpayers.   Only in America!

Illegal aliens only need speak two words of English upon infiltrating our borders.  The magic words, “political asylum” immediately grant them the protection, nay, the mollycoddling of our government!  Our lawmakers spare no expense — the taxpayers’ expense, that is — in righting whatever wrongs the n’er-do-wells have committed in their own lands.  No matter how the aliens pronounce them, those magic words are the equivalent of a get out of jail free card.  Only in America!

While Americans beat and beat and beat the bushes in the job market, the tasks they once performed have been outsourced to foreigners who are ill-equipped to do those jobs.   Just ask any American who has been raked over the coals in Call Center Hell.  The rift in language and culture ensures that any inquiry takes four or more times longer to receive an intelligent response and any transaction, four or more times longer to complete, than had an American done the job.   And yet, far too many Americans from sea to shining sea remain unemployed.  Only in America!

Citizens of this nation who fought and are still fighting for our freedoms should not have to compete with slave labor to enjoy the fruits of our country.  Other counties demand citizenship of their job seekers, but not us.  Only in America!

What other nation permits public demonstrations without fear of punishment: the same right exercised by citizens?  What other country allows foreign languages to be spoken and posted publicly?  What other country allows banking, credit card, other financial transactions, and driving tests to occur in foreign languages?  Only in America!

What other country apologizes to the world for its arrogance and self-interests, even after we spilled American blood to save other nations in World War II — and then spent American dollars in reparations to rebuild their countries?  Only in America!

We are the only country that harbors homeless natives with no shelter, children who go to bed hungry, the mentally ill who suffer without treatment, seniors struggling with the costs of health care, energy bills, food, mortgages, and taxes, and a middle class grappling to make ends meet.  When Haiti got hit with earthquakes this past April, America covered the destruction on every news channel and jumped to provide over $100 million dollars in food, clothing, supplies, medical care, and more.  This sum is over six times more than the next most generous country, France!  A short while later, Tennessee and Arkansas were hit by devastating floods, but were aided only by church groups and individual citizens.  And let us not forget how our government cooled its jets and studied its fingernails for a week while so many people died and suffered in New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina.  Only in America!

The U.S. Congress gives standing ovations to foreign dignitaries denouncing U.S. law, and does so after said dignitaries have been invited to eat our food and drink our wine at the White House.  This could happen, as you guessed it, only in America!

When the President of the United States publicly deplores Arizona’s recent immigration law, which prizes the rights of those who have long contributed to this country legally, over the rights of illegal aliens, where does our citizenry stand?  My guess is, only in America!

The list of belligerent nations that suck up our money and hate our guts is never-ending.  When will U.S. citizens rise up to demand their rights to the enjoy fruits of the land that they have built?   I wish I had the answer to that.  I only know that when that day occurs, the saying, “Only in America” will change to “Only for Americans.” 

Case Closed!

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In the war on terrorism, our enemies have defined us as “The Great Satan,” an epithet suggestive of religious connotations vis a vis our way of life.  As with most things in this increasingly global, so-called politically correct society, we now find ourselves in a war of words that allegedly helps us discern our friends from our enemies.  It’s time we volley some truth back to our detractors, including those deranged imbeciles seeking to blow up our aircraft and murder innocent people over our very heads.


For years “The Voice of America” has extolled, to the rest of the world, the benefits of living in a free country.  But the U.S. never does anything by halves.  Our nation was not founded upon, nor did it progress via, rhetoric.  Ideology put into action is what drives us.  In natural disasters around the globe, for example, what one single country has emerged unfailingly to send aid in astronomical amounts to the nations in distress?  Was it one of the countries touting us as the Devil?  Was it Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia, or China?  Nope.  Guess again!  The top contributing world nations are:


  1. The United States
  2. European Union
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Japan
  5. Sweden


The top recipient countries of these funds, in 2009, were:


  1. Sudan
  2. Occupied Palestinian territory
  3. Ethiopia
  4. Pakistan
  5. Zimbabwe


To this list you may add Haiti, which has recently suffered another horrendous catastrophe, an earthquake of 6.1 on the Richter Scale.  Several years ago at Christmastime, the recipients were all of the nations affected by the devastating tsunami in Southeast Asia.  In fact, in terms of dollars alone, The United States has pledged $100 million in aid to Haiti (but this was our initial assessment, so I’m sure we’ll double that).  The next closest contender was France, weighing in with $14.3 million.  To this most generous amount of money sent by America, we have also deployed 50,000 of our troops to Haiti, to restore order and assist with rescue and restoration efforts.  Now take another look at the list directly above this paragraph.  All of the recipient nations are located in the Middle East or Africa, and have received little or no help from their geographic neighbors.


What do America’s actions tell the world?  Who really is “The Great Satan” among us?  And the most pressing question of all: why on Earth are we funding our enemies?   If America were run like a business instead of a charity, these practices would be considered unproductive, at best, and clinically insane, at worst.  So — why do we practice them?


It’s time that the world wakes up and realizes who is their friend, and who is their enemy.   More importantly, it is way past time to rally around the American flag and spend taxpayers’ hard-earned funds on the citizens of The United States of America, not inimical nations whose religious nuts are trying to blow us off the face of the planet.


It’s time we asked for a little interest on our funding, and I know just how to do it, without taking the equivalent of one red American cent from other countries.  It’s time we rebuilt the American manufacturing industry that we so blithely gave away to foreigners who benefit from it.  While we’re at it, we can bring Information Technology back here also.  We should bring ’em back home.  We should create jobs for American workers to start reliving the American Dream of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” just as our forefathers intended.


If we stop being the world’s bottomless-pockets bank and non-profit organization all rolled into one, what, then, will the rest of the world call us?  Will it still refer to us as “The Great Satan” or the “The Great Savior Who Finally Woke Up?”  You know the answer to that one.  Case closed!

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