Nov 13, 2008

I am a student of History

This is a letter that was posted on another site. The original author has not been identified at this time but has asked that this letter be circulated and reposted. It is my understanding that this letter has been forwarded to Hannity and Limbaugh, as well. It is thought provoking on so many levels and parallels every concern that I have for our country. Please take a minute to read through it and pass it along through your email, blogs and internet community groups. Thanks and God Bless.
I am a student of history. Professionally. I have written 15 books in six languages, and have studied it all my life. I think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is just a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes these exist, but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.

Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about ten - fifteen years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

We demand and then codify into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people we know they can never pay back? Why?

We learn just days ago that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has “loaned” two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is three times the 700B we all argued about so strenuously just this past September. Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized it? I thought this was a government of “we the people,” who loaned our powers to our elected leaders. Apparently not.

We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy. Why?

We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why we are worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity. Why?

We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election (now violently in California over a proposition that is so controversial that it wants marriage to remain between one man and one woman. Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?). We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana republic. To what purpose?

Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall, major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of collapse, social security is nearly bankrupt, as is medicare and our entire government, our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and know precisely what I am talking about)–the list is staggering in its length, breadth, and depth. It is potentially 1929 x ten. And we are at war with an enemy we cannot name for fear of offending people of the same religion, who cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so.

And now we have elected a man no one knows anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla, Alaska. All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military for use inside our borders? No? Oh of course. The media would never play that for you over and over and then demand he answer it. Sarah Palin’s pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe is more imporant.)

Mr. Obama’s winning platform can be boiled down to one word: change.


I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now.

This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has never, ever done in his professional life. In my assessment, Obama will divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure. Change is indeed coming. And when it comes, you will never see the same nation again.

And that is only the beginning.

And I thought I would never be able to experience what the ordinary, moral German felt in the mid-1930s. In those times, the savior was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing. What they did know was that he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory and promises. Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great speaker. And he smiled and waved a lot. And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his “brown shirts” would bully them into submission. And then, he was duly elected to office, a full-throttled economic crisis at hand [the Great Depression]. Slowly but surely he seized the controls of government power, department by department, person by person, bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The kids joined a Youth Movement in his name, where they were taught what to think. How did he get the people on his side? He did it promising jobs to the jobless, money to the moneyless, and goodies for the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe, and across the world.

He did it with a compliant media–did you know that? And he did this all in the name of justice and . . . change. And the people surely got what they voted for.

(Look it up if you think I am exaggerating.)

Read your history books. Many people objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and made fun of. When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right, though.

Don’t forget that Germany was the most educated, cultured country in Europe. It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and universities. And in less than six years–a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S. presidency–it was rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors. All with the best of intentions, of course. The road to Hell is paved with them.

As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice: I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope I am wrong by closing my eyes, having another latte, and ignoring what is transpiring around me.

Some people scoff at me, others laugh, or think I am foolish, naive, or both. Perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I believe–and why I believe it.

I pray I am wrong. I do not think I am.

Best regards


May 9, 2008

Anchor Babies are not US citizens

The term anchor baby (or jack pot baby) refers to a baby born in the US of an illegal immigrant. It is commonly believed, and has been the practice to assume automatic US citizenship on the baby which brings in the maternal mother and eventually other family members from their homeland. This practice is not legally supported by the 14th Amendment. These babies are NOT legal US citizens. The original intent of the 14th Amendment.

Dec 13, 2007

The latest round of debates

First let me say that Wednesday's debate was the most boring and horribly modified debate I have ever seen. The moderator was pathetic and antagonistic. She made a total mockery of the process. That being said, the one thing that made my day was when Thompson stood up to the moderator and refused to play her pathetic game. He called her out and it was clear, "this is a man who isn't going to take any crap!" This is the man I want representing me when push comes to shove because it is unlikely that he is going to be shoved around. I want someone with sound conservative values who cannot be buffaloed into letting his principles and integrity slide. It was a relief to see the real Fred emerge and just be himself.

Nov 9, 2007

IL Governors corrupt by...tradition

Golly, you mean Democrats are corrupt, too? Of course there are hints of the "Republicans, in retaliation for former Republican Governor who is serving time for corruption, are on a witch hunt, making outlandish accusations and keeping the government, now bogged down in ridiculous complaints, from functioning properly" defense even in the writing of this article...
Say it with me folks, "account-a-bil-ity"!

3 years sentence for owning a gun

Okay, before I start my rant let me just say that I take the murder of police officers very seriously and personally as my husband is a police officer, but this is just wrong!
This guy is a freaking moron, a degenerate, and a criminally irresponsible parent but a gross carriage of mis justice has been handed down to this idiot because the court felt it needed to find him guilty of something. The judge even acknowledges that it is unusual for a weapons charge to be brought before the court when the defendent has committed no other crime in association with the ownership of that weapon (but he sentences the guy anyway?!)
As far as I know, it's still not a crime to own a gun (and the gun in question was legally registered and locked up) and it is certainly not a crime to be a blithering idiot (though I definitely understand the prickling urge and to remove them from interaction with the rest of society) so what exactly is this guys' actual crime?
I know several major idiots who could use a good sentence away from the village, maybe the courts can find "something" to charge them with.

An accident?

China is still a Communist country, right? Does anyone else see the inherent stupidity with turnig a complete blind eye to them when entrusting them to manufacture our goods? Recalls

Eminent domain vs National Security

You know, I never hear liberals pitching a fit when Americans are robbed of their homes and inheritances to build, lets say, large strip malls, for the sake of "the good of the people", or should I say "eminent domain", why in the hell are they all of a sudden guilt laden and wringing their hands about displacing 35 families in Texas in the name of "national security"? Oh wait...that's why, it's for National Security, of course they are going to protest!

Defendant denies Sears Tower bombing plot

Defendant denies Sears Tower bombing plot
Well, I'm sure glad the defendants cleared that up for us. I'd hate to be the one to suspect a radical Islamist of plotting a mass murder of Americans and the demolition of large iconic buildings in our's not like we have historical evidence to base our suspicions on!

This is MY President!

Nov 8, 2007

Recalls, the Market and Oil...Oh my!

If I were a conspiracy theorist I would be having a field day the past week!

All the toys that are made in China (which amounts to something like 90% off all toys on the market) are being recalled...lead paint, drug laced toys and cribs. All I have to say about that is - outsourcing is finally kicking our ass in a way that will make more impact than just the loss of millions of jobs (which, seemingly, no one takes seriously anymore!). It's going to be a fluffy, furry kind of Christmas this year... a great year for animals in the pound.

Oil spills off the coast of San Francisco, a refinery on fire in Texas (possible arson), and oil prices approaching $100 a barrel (thats $3.20+ a gallon average at the pump for you and me). Again, if I were a conspiracy nut...I could scare the pants off myself in pretty short order. Did you also hear about the contractor that tried to slip a pipe bomb into the nuclear power plant outside Phoenix last week? (Just a little more fodder for those that would see these events as, less than coincidence)

The Stock Market took a serious spill yesterday, supposedly reacting to the housing market that has imploded leaving pox marks all over the landscape. (Shame on those silly banks trying to take advantage of low interest rates by hooking and reeling in people who were NEVER going to be able to afford their scam in the long run! Did they REALLY think they'd be making money when those ARM's swung and foreclosures were certainly going to be the order of the day?!)

And the Market is also reacting to outrageous oil prices. And to that, I have one answer - Anwar = less foreign dependence on oil! (Yes Mom, we need to drill there...the Caribou will adjust...the pipeline didn't displace them or cause them change their migratory patterns or disturb their mating or eating patterns in the least bit...they are thriving)
A second answer would be to cut some of the regulations that make it impossible to build and operate further refineries in this country (and the Environmentalists and liberal activists resound in a frenzy of screams and arm flaying...makes me giggle.)

Maybe it's just me, but it seems acting on little common sense instead of emotional PC crap could have prevented much of this and would go a long way to making positive changes for our Country in the future.

Nov 6, 2007

Separation of Church & State

I have been behind and distracted over the past year as we welcomed the newest member to our family a year ago in August and I have been buried in work from a business I opened around the same time - things have been crazy! So, I had a few minutes today and I am browsing around catching up on topics that are important to me, and i ran across the Michael Newdow lawsuit seeking to do away with The Pledge of Allegiance in public schools and his subsequent lawsuit seeking to have "In God We Trust" removed from US currency.
I read through the suit filed by Newdow's defense and their separation of church and state arguments. Needless to say, my mind is swimming.

The whole political and legal concept of "separation of church and state" is derived from the combination of two Clauses to the First Amendment: the Establishment Clause, which prevents the government from establishing a national religion, providing tax money or otherwise favoring any single religion or religion in general, and the Free Exercise Clause, which prevents government interference or restriction on the practice of private religions.

Basically, the Founders and Framers sought to protect religion from government corruption...but I ask you, did they also not seek to protect the government from religious fanatical corruption as well? Bear with me...I am not saying that religion in general is fanatical or corrupt...simply that the influence from any one religion, as opposed to consideration in general, can be corrupting as it appeals to the whole.

Newdow did not seek suit to have The Pledge removed from schools or "In God We Trust" removed from currency for the sake of Constitutionality, for the protection of rights or the good the people, nor did he act out of patriotism or nationality. No! He sought to have his proclaimed religion, atheism (I would argue "liberalism"), recognized, endorsed and shown favor by the government. He was demanding that the court actively violate the very rights he claimed were being denied in the first place.

Here is a guy that feels so inferior in his proclaimed "disbelief in God" that one of the argument points in his lawsuit claimed The Pledge of Allegiance was a reminder to him how unpopular, inferior and alienating his beliefs made him feel when surrounded by fellow Americans who clearly did not share in his beliefs (or disbeliefs, as it were)!

" borders on sophistry to suggest that a reasonable atheist would not feel less than a full member of the political community every time his fellow Americans recited, as part of their expression of patriotism and love for country, a phrase he believed to be false."

But Mr. Newdow, you are making yourself feel inferior. No one is denying you the right to NOT believe in the existence of God. You have denied His existence for yourself, as you feel inferior for your beliefs. That is a you problem...the government can hardly make that okay for you...that is not the role of the government you silly liberal. The separation of church and state is there to protect your practice of atheism without interference from the government, and conversely, to protect the government from the corruption of your liberalism that would have it bend a break the laws in favor of your "feelings".

Oct 31, 2007

Typical Clinton Vacilations and non-answers

Ask her a direct "yes" or "no" on an issue she's unprepared to answer (as would be the case with ANY direct question posed to a Clinton, regardless of gender) and what you get is Clintonian speech and non-answers, and when that doesn't work "Bad Bush, it's all his fault! Don't look at me blame Bush!" Pathetic...and still, I'll bet there are loonies on the left shaking their heads in absolute agreement with the "nothing" that she said and will come out in her defense proclaiming that she was "most profound and forthright"...pathetic (did I say that already?)

Lest we forget ..."FOB"

Just a quick refresher course lest we forget what has happened to many "friends" of the Clintons

1-James McDougal - Clinton's convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr's investigation.

2 -Mary Mahoney - A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown . The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.

3- Vince Foster - Former White House counselor and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock 's Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.

4- Ron Brown - Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown's skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the air Traffic controller committed suicide.

5- C. Victor Raiser II- Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992

6-Paul Tulley - Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock , September 1992. Described by Clinton as a "Dear friend and trusted advisor".

7-Ed Willey - Clinton fund raiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.

8-Jerry Parks -Head of Clinton's gubernatorial security team in Little Rock . Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock . Park's son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton . He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.

9-James Bunch - Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a "Black Book" of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas

10-James Wilson - Was found dead in May 199 3 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater.

11-Kathy Ferguson - Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.

12-Bill Shelton - Arkansas State Trooper and fiance of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiance, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiance.

13-Gandy Baugh - Attorney for Clinton 's friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.

14-Florence Martin - Accountant & s ub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal Mena Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.

15- Suzanne Coleman - Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.

16-Paula Grober - Clinton 's speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.

17-Danny Casolaro - Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.

18- Paul Wilcher - Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 "October Surprise" was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993 in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death.

19-Jon Parnell Walker - Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington , Virginia apartment balcony August 15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.

20-Barbara Wise - Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.

21-Charles Meissner -Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.

22-Dr. Stanley Heard - Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton 's advisory council personally treated Clinton 's mother, stepfather and brother.

23-Barry Seal - Drug running pi lot out of Mena Arkansas , death was no accident.

24-Johnny Lawhorn Jr. - Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.

25-Stanley Huggins - Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.

26- Hershell Friday - Attorney and Clinton fund raiser died March 1, 1994 when his plane exploded.

27-Kevin Ives & Don Henry - Known as "The boys on the track" case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.


28-Keith Coney - Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88.

29-Keith McMaskle - Died stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988

30-Gregory Collins - Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.

31-Jeff Rhodes - He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.

33-James Milan - Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to "natural causes".

34-Jordan Kettleson - Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.

35-Richard Winters - A suspect in the Ives / Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.


36 -Major William S. Barkley Jr.

37-Captain Scott J . Reynolds

38-Sgt. Brian Hanley

39-Sgt. Tim Sabel

40-Major General William Robertson

41-Col. William Densberger

42-Col. Robert Kelly

43-Spec. Gary Rhodes

44-Steve Willis

45-Robert Williams

46-Conway LeBleu

47-Todd McKeehan

And this list doesn't include the many Clinton associates who have mysteriously "fled the country" or "dropped off the face of the earth"!