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The Boston Massacre: What the Public and our Government Refuse to Admit

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Now that the dust has settled on the events of Monday past, as we bury our dead and heal our wounded, this fact remains:  America is at war with Islamic terrorists that continue to chant “Death to America” and seek opportunities to kill innocent Americans and disrupt our way of life.

 

Evidently, this reality has failed to sink into the consciousness of most Americans, many in our government included.  Lighting candles, holding prayerful vigils, and memorializing the site with flowers and stuffed animals is sending the wrong message to the person or persons that perpetrated this heinous act.

 

In the Hollywood movie, The Searchers, at the desert funeral ceremony of his family massacred by Comanche Indians, John Wayne portraying Ethan Edwards states vehemently “Put an amen to it.  There’s no more time for praying.”  Contemptuous of the customs practiced by society, the Duke is more interested in vengeance than ritual.

 

This is the response needed to avenge and declare to our enemies that their nefarious deeds will not go unpunished.  We can no longer turn the other cheek when slapped in the face with reality.

 

Our government should retaliate with swift, decisive action against those who would harm Americans and jeopardize the freedoms that we hold so dear.  It doesn’t take a Sherlock Holmes to identify, in the use of an improvised explosive device (IED), the trademark of our enemies – radical Islam.  We have been slapped in the face at Benghazi and now in Boston, USA, and it’s time to slap back.

 

No doubt, this action will lead to calls for enhanced security at sporting events, parades, and other public events.  But, at what cost?  If the actions of our enemies force us to submit to invasions of our collective privacy, then we will have traded our freedoms for security and our  enemies will have won.

 

Rather than burden American citizens, we should place the onus on those who would enter our country.  Background checks should be mandated for any person or persons who wish to enter our country – regardless of his or her status.  Legal immigration should be limited to those who can make a significant contribution to our nation, and our borders should be closed to those seeking to enter illegally.  And, illegal aliens should be returned to their countries of origin; thereby, solving one of the national problems we have today.

 

For all American citizens, it’s time to rally round the flag in an effort to preserve our way of life.   With so much anti-American sentiment in the world today, it may be time to consider a new isolationism that will both protect our citizens from harm and restore American work to American workers.

 

It is time for America to heed the motto of Teddy Roosevelt when he stated “speak softly and carry a big stick.”  These are the facts, and they are not subject to dispute by any reasonable person.  Now, we as Americans must affirm our resolve to defend the “grand experiment” that is America, the “shining city on a hill.”

 

 

Red Dawn

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Red Dawn

With America’s ever-growing problems of the economy, healthcare, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, one has to wonder about the leadership that is coming out of the Oval Office.

 

The primary duty of an American President is to uphold the Constitution of the United States, serve the people of his nation, and protect his country from enemies at home and abroad.  To uphold these principles, the person who holds the highest office in the land should also possess the critical traits of integrity and humility. Webster defines integrity as honesty and sincerity, and humility as being humble.  A President of integrity would honor his promises.  A President who is humble would remember the people he has sworn to protect; the people who elected him to office.

 

In the race to achieve the Presidency, Mr. Obama spoke of change; in fact, he beat that word like a dead horse.  He promised to change government, to make it more transparent and rid Washington of lobbyists paid to corrupt our officials with bribery.  He also spoke of solidarity when addressing national problems by stating his reign would not serve blue states or red states, but the United States.

 

Approaching the first anniversary of his inauguration, Barack Hussein Obama’s campaign speeches appear to have been only rhetoric. Transparency is nonexistent.  Lobbyists and tax cheats have been offered prominent posts in his Cabinet.  Integrity has been transformed into half-truths and humility into arrogance.

 

By apologizing to the Muslim world and stating that the United States is really a Muslim country, one has to question his approach to solving problems at home or abroad.  Mr. Obama seems more concerned about the treatment and fate of the Gitmo detainees than he does the men and women who are defending our country.  During his bid for the Presidency, he professed to be a Christian for twenty years; public opinion would have gone the other way had he said he was a Muslim.  I guess the truth of that statement is, “If you act like a Christian and talk like a Christian, then you’re a Christian.”

 

With his party (Democratic) in control of both houses and un-elected Czars in his Cabinet, he wields super powers in changing the ideological structure of our nation. 

 

In the motion picture The Searchers, Ethan Edwards (played by John Wayne) explains the difference between Comanches and Nawyecka Comanches to his adopted nephew Martin Pauly (portrayed by Jeffrey Hunter).  Edwards says, “It’s like a fellow who says he’s going this way but goes that way.”   Does this approach sound familiar to Mr. Obama’s?

 

With all the media hype focused upon the crossroads upon which our nation now sits, the average hard-working American is completely overwhelmed in deciding which choices to make to restore sanity to our way of life. The two-party system has failed the American people.  What can the average cutizen do to recapture the Constitutional right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?  One would say, use the power of the vote to rid our society of legislators who would sell us up the river to the highest bidder when deciding the fate of the American people.   But, how do we select a candidate who will uphold the Constitution and serve the people?  The answer to this question may lie found in the Gospel of Saint Mathew Chapter 7, Verses 15-18:

 

7-15:  Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

7-16:  Ye shall know them by their fruits.  Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

7:17:  Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

7:18:  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

 

Interpreting Biblical scripture when considering possble candidates for political office, I offer the following well-considered advice:

 

  1. Do your homework. Investigate their voting records as well as their personal lives, to the best of your ability.  Honest candidates can stand the scrutiny.
  2. Integrity and humility should factor high in their character make-up.
  3. Don’t let party line influence your choices.
  4. Vote on Election Day and say a prayer for our country, ending in “God Bless America.”

 

The fate of our Republic is in your hands.  Your future choices will determine whether we retain a Constitutional government or one that continues to serve only those in power.

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