Filed under: Culture, Democratic, Politics | Tags: Balkanization, Hate, Iran, Nuclear War
President Obama has cemented whatever it was that he wanted to accomplish in regard to the Nuclear program in Iran. He also has insured the Nuclear Arms Race in the Middle East and the possibility of Nuclear conflagration sometime soon in that part of the world. In the process America seems to have forgotten that Iran holds 4 Americans in their prisons, and this president doesn’t seem to care one whit about that, he ignored the opportunity to say to Iran, “if you truly want this deal, you will immediately release those 4 men to us. Once they are safe in our hands outside of Iran, we will conclude our agreement with you.” Instead he said, they had nothing to do with Nuclear programs, yet when Iran asked for the ability to purchase ICBM’s from Russia, again mind you nothing to do with Nuclear programs, he gave them what they wanted. This is so egregious on the part of this President, after giving 4 Taliban generals from Gitmo in exchange for one traitor, he won’t even try to get the release of 4 of our men while giving away the store to the Iranians who are chanting even louder “Death to America, Death to Israel.”
While we are talking about the egregious actions of this President, let us take a moment to look at his history of intervention in various killings across this nation. There have been 4 incidents in which this president decided to get involved each had to do with a black person being killed by a white man. Starting with Martin in Florida, a case that was decided as self-defense on the part of the white man. Ending with Gray in Baltimore the President and the Department of injustice decided to get involved, and of course in the case of the horror in Charlotte with the racially motivated killing of 9 innocent black persons by one hateful racist. I have a problem with a President who will get involved with one and ONLY one type of killing, that of a black by a white, while totally ignoring the senseless murder of a young white woman walking with her father and being gunned down by an illegal (criminal) resident of a Sanctuary City in direct contravention of Federal law. We have heard NO word from this President nor from his INJUSTICE Dept. in regard to this horrific crime.
I seem to remember him claiming that he would be the President of ALL the people of this nation, yet it seems that ALL the people are black and anything else is not worth mentioning except in pejorative terms. His legacy will be that he has managed to BALKANIZE our nation he has set in motion a clear program of marginalizing those not of color in this nation as beneath his notice and those of color are near and dear to his heart. This is a terrible and completely a destruction of 250 years of work in this nation to try to bring us together as one people. He has single-handedly set back racial progress in this nation by at least 100 years. I grew up in an integrated neighborhood in NYC, today it would not be the same as it was 60 years ago when I was a young man. The we played together and worked together, today it is becoming more and more difficult to see that happening, simply because this President and his Injustice Dept. have set about destroying those who would work together to build a greater nation that what they inherited. I fear for this nation, I fear for the people who would try to undo the horrible damage this man has done to this country, it seems that we may very well have walked down this road perhaps a mile too far.
I sincerely hope that I am wrong in this assessment but I fear that I may be right. I pray that God still holds some love for this nation that once loved and revered Him, but that too seems to have vanished. We are a morally bankrupt nation these days and we continue on that pathway to destruction. What do you think? Leave a comment and tell me what you see for this nation.
Filed under: Politics
After the horrific act of murder of 9 Christian people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, the family members of the those who were murdered, forgave the man who committed this heinous act. That does not mean that they do not want him punished, nor does it mean that they do not grieve the loss of the ones they loved. What it means is that they let go of the horror, they let go of the control that hatred would have over their lives. It means that they acted as their Lord and Savior acted and taught.
Jesus from the cross as he was being crucified said, “Forgive them, for they know not what they do.” In the gospel of Matthew 6:12 where Jesus teaches the prayer that we call the Lord’s prayer we are told that we are to forgive those who sin against us if we wish to be forgiven for our sins against God. The disciple Peter asks Jesus “How many times must I forgive, up to 7 times?” Mat 18:21 Jesus reply is 70 times 7. The truth is that it is also beneficial to us to forgive those who would harm us, not because we forget the harm, but so we can release that which would harm us more.
If we keep our anger, our hatred of the one who has done harm to us, it tends to control our actions in life. If you see one who you just absolutely despise, you tend to avoid meeting them, that means they control your actions. I personally grew up in an integrated neighborhood in New York City, we played ball together in summer and winter, we hung out together and just generally enjoyed each other. There were black and white, we had German, Irish, Italian and African kids, we enjoyed Boy Scouts, as well as sports together. Later when I was a young man working and had a car and lived in an apartment, the folks in the first floor apartment were black and we enjoyed each others company. We would have barbecue parties and just generally have fun together.
One of the folks that hung out with us, said he needed to go to a court date but had no car so I loaned him mine. I never saw him or the car again, the police told me that they were able to trace it to Mexico, but that was all they knew. I was angry and upset, but I forgave the man and went on about my life. Never saw him again either. As far as slavery is concerned, in my past are a number of family ancestors who fought in the war between the states, Union side, they lost their lives in battles fought. They died to ensure that slavery would be ended, I also know that once that horror was ended General Robert E. Lee was in a church service and Communion was served. There was a black man in that service and when he went down to receive the bread and wine, no other person in that church went down. The General stood up and went and knelt at the rail with that man, and they partook of the Lord’s Supper together on that day. Yet I have heard that people want to tear down his statue because he fought on the Confederate side. Should we also tear down the artifacts from FDR as he imprisoned many Japanese American citizens during WW II. It seems to me that it is much better to let go of the hatred and anger that we feel about these terrible wrongs, in order for us to better work together to cause a greater country to emerge. There is more than enough injustice in this world to go around, lets try, together to create a world where justice and mercy flow together.
Prejudice has no place among a truly free people, black against white, and against Hispanic and Asian, as well as white against these same groups and them against the others, does not further freedom it only helps to destroy that which our nation was founded upon. The words of the Declaration of Independence should shine forth for all of us. We are members of one family, Americans all, let us act like it, we are all created equal. We enter the world naked and with nothing except our families, we leave the world in the same condition. While we are living in this world, let us live as one family, created equal, with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We are guaranteed none of these except the right to life, liberty we must continue to fight for, as our government continues to erode this right, and happiness is something we strive for.
Jesus Christ taught another thing that we would do well to remember, that is simply this: Mat 22:39 “Love your neighbor as yourself.” It is time for us to remember that we are all neighbors and act accordingly.
Filed under: Culture, Politics | Tags: Political Correctness, Professional Politicians
Al Gore wrote a book called “Inconvenient Truth” of course it was full of lies, but the title is what is important. It is inconvenient truth that both Republicans and Democrats don’t like and will attack viciously at every opportunity. So The Donald is now a racist because he spoke the truth about our border and those that are crossing it at will. Homeland inSecurity does not protect the border because Obama has told them to leave these folks alone. Illegal is crime, that is what these people are, Criminals. The Mexican government is one where they catch you crossing their border, you go to prison, period.
When will we in this nation wake up and realize what the PC crowd in DC are doing to this country. Make no mistake the PC crowd is in both parties, they love the status quo and don’t want it changed. The leadership in both parties will do everything in their power to maintain control, and keep their power and money. The problem is our American people are so enamored of these clowns that they re-elect them over and over, witness McConnell and Boehner, neither of them should be in office and yet their districts/states continue to send them to destroy more and more of our freedoms. I once thought that I would never vote for a Democrat because they were the Communists in our government, now I realize that both Republicans and Democrats are Fascists who care only for themselves and not one whit for we the people.
Personally, I will vote only for Constitution party candidates, until they start thinking they too are better than the rest of us. GET RID OF PROFESSIONAL POLITICIANS they are the bane of our society. They want only to please the perverts and criminals in our nation. VOTE them out of office and bring in real people who will vote for term limits. It is high time we the people took back our government, it is in our Constitution that it is a government of, by and for the people, not professional political hacks.
Please read the article from Personaliberty.com thanks.
Here is a clear and cogent statement regarding the overstepping by the SCOTUS. In case anyone might not be aware of it, marriage between a man and woman has been in existence LONG before this nation was formed, and of course prior to the Court. The jurisdiction for this discussion and decision is not the court, it belongs to the People and to the Several States. Amendments 9 and 10 to the Constitution. Scotus is wrong.
The Supreme Court has decided that they may make law, in place of the Congress of the United States. They have become a law unto themselves, and these unelected elites are now the defacto rulers of the United States of America in direct contravention of the Constitution.
The truth is here for all to read. I believe that no matter what the Supreme Court does, and I think they will approve of Homosexual marriage, our nation is heading for the scrap heap of history. We are going the way of all the nations before us, as we approve of more and more immorality. Just one more failed attempt to lift mankind to greater things has now shown that man cannot lift ourselves to great heights. We abandon God to our own peril.
You Will Be Assimilated | The Weekly Standard.
Once marriage is no longer between one man and one woman, it will be opened to any number of immoral acts that will be called marriage, including trio’s, poly groups, and eventually bestiality as well as legal incest. If you don’t think this is possible, you are living in a dream world which will soon become a nightmare.
Filed under: Democratic, Politics | Tags: negotiate with Terrorists, Pay Ransom
Thank you Mr. President for making it clear that hostage taking of American Citizens is now a OK to pay lucrative operation for terrorists. We do not negotiate now becomes we will do what we must to insure that you terrorists will get paid for hostage taking, because we don’t want to lose the support of the American People.
What is wrong with this picture? It is simply another political move to increase his popularity, to SAVE his precious legacy. At what cost is this president going to stop weakening the United States? We used to be seen as the strongest nation in the world, now we are saying it is OK to step on our face, to kidnap our people, we will pay your ransom. ISIS will love you for this one, they now know that the richest nation will pay them what they demand for the return for our people.
What is next? How about we tell the Mexican Government they can have Texas, New Mexico and Arizona back, they just need to stop sending all their poor across our border. That ought to work real well, I mean why not get rid of all those Tea Party people and placate the Mexicans at the same time. While you are at it why not give them back California too. That will cement your legacy Mr. President.
Filed under: Culture, God, Politics | Tags: boundaries, Hatred, National Pride
The book of Genesis begins with a description of God creating the world and all life that is on it, including mankind. Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” It doesn’t say that they were people of color or of no color, it just says, male and female he created them. I am getting to be a man of age, 70 years ago I was born, 1945, the end of World War II. In my time I have seen much in the way of death and destruction. Korea, Vietnam, and a number of other conflicts, I even served 12 years in the US Army. Last year I buried my brother, Agent orange in Vietnam ended his life too early. I grew up in New York City, I remember the riots in the early 60’s, I remember the killing of JFK and of his brother Bobby, I also remember the killing of Martin Luther King Jr.
This was a dark time in our nation’s history, yet I also know that we have come a great distance from the time. Is there racism, sure, there are always going to be people who will want to foment hatred for one group or another. Witness the hatred against Jewish people, my own ancestry includes Irish ancestors, they experienced hatred. One of the ancestors of my wife was an indentured servant. Not slavery, but he sure suffered whipping and other deprivations while an indenture. I also remember going to Ft. Knox Kentucky in 1963 as a private in the army. A friend of mine at the time, a man of color, and I went to Louisville on a pass, we stopped at a place for lunch. As we entered the cafe, we were stopped and my buddy was told he needed to go to the back (colored) entrance. After some back and forth with the man who stopped us, we both left and found another place, I was the only white face in the place. I wasn’t told to go elsewhere, we were both welcome in that place. Had a great lunch and a good time while we were there. What a difference from the inhospitable cafe we originally went to.
Today that will not happen, we can go where we wish to go, and enjoy a meal in any place we want to enter. I live now in Texas, there is no problem where we live, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and Juneteenth as well as the 4th of July. Much has changed, and yet, we hear people claiming that racism is rampant in our country. These people who claim to be Pastors, (Rev. Al Sharpton) and others, the invective sure seems somewhat short of what the Lord Jesus would be saying, and what I remember from Martin Luther King Jr. as well. It also pains me to hear our President speak in derogatory terms about people, I note that he has not done what I really hoped he would, and that is to improve on race relations even more than they were. Instead we have been forced to listen to a racist Attorney General, and many others in this administration, claiming that racism has been rampant in our society. Yet without the millions of us racist white folks voting for this President, he would not have been President. We had hoped that the progress that had been made in race relations would continue under Barack Hussein Obama. Unfortunately that hope has been dashed.
Now we hear the Democratic candidates invoking racism as well, talking as if we were still in the dark ages of our nation. I studied history, and find that hundreds of thousands of white people died to end slavery during the most horrific war of our history, a Republican President was the issuer of the Emancipation proclamation, not a Democrat. A Republican man of Color, Frederick Douglass, a freed slave and a pastor was instrumental in the writing of that proclamation. Yet that history has been buried, and the name of Douglass has been hidden, in order to foster, hatred between the races.
We all live in this nation, and whether you are black, white, yellow or brown, we all matter, our lives all matter. The problems we face are of our own making, and it is high time we stopped hating each other and begin again to treat one another with respect. We need to regain that which we have lost in the last 10 years or so, we need to stop this constant beat of race baiting and begin to heal these wounds that have been caused by those who are making their living on hatred. It is high time to change the rhetoric, and the path we are on, and once again move forward as a United People, as people who want to live in peace with our neighbors, as people who look at the heart and the work of each other and not at the color of our skin.
It is time to see ourselves as neighbors and friends, instead of enemies. Are you ready to move forward instead of backward? Let us start a new conversation, one that hears as well as speaks, one that respects each other, one that moves us toward being the great country we can be. Will you join me?