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Americans are waaayy over-trained

Still trying to recover from (my wife’s) death, I flew out to visit a friend on the left coast, in Eugene, Oregon. My brother-in-law, Ben, flew with me. On the way out we flew from Nashville to Denver. When we arrived in Denver our phones were still on Central time, so we thought we barely had enough time to reach our connecting gate. Denver Airport spans about three counties, with enormous long halls and moving sidewalks. We nearly blew our lungs out getting to the next gate, situated on the other side of Colorado.

I plopped down in a seat by the walkway. There was carpeted area about twelve feet wide between me and the wall of the moving sidewalk. I spied something strange on the carpet. I couldn’t really identify it at first. It was round, but looked light and dry and fluffy. A few feet away was another ball just like it. Continue reading

God Gave Us A Warrior, Not A Saint, To Fight Treason

My intent is to shock you with a few facts, that are impossible to dispute, with some predictions. Unlike the Establishment Traitors who control everything, I took an oath to support and defend the United States Constitution in a legal manner, and I intend to do so until I am dead.

First, you must accept the ABSOLUTE FACTS that ESTABLISHMENT ELITES and their well paid Minions and Fellow Travelers control all branches of Government, Media, Business, Banking, Education, Courts and Entertainment, et al. The ESTABLISHMENT controls Democrats and Republicans, both of these criminal parties profit from Treason and are at WAR with our CONSTITUTION and PEOPLE. Leadership of the Democrat party is also Communist, who by definition and stated objectives can never support our Constitution. It is my firm conviction that if Donald J. Trump had not been elected President. or if he should be taken out, that the people would soon kill the Establishment Elites and their Minions. The election of President Trump has saved the lives of the Establishment’s Deep State Traitors for now, and possibly for as long as he is President. Continue reading

A Viable Solution to the Battle Over the Monuments

Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” ― George Orwell, 1984

We are headed in Orwell’s direction if we don’t get smart about censoring the past. One of the things the internet has done is make more information available to people.

Someone says this about that person, and another person says that based on some additional research. Each side gets a voice.
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A Communist Cleansing of America

With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.” ~ Jeri Taylor, Star Trek script

Americans witnessed more violence, yet again, on August 12th 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a Unite the Right free speech rally, that also hoped to stop the removal of Confederate General Robert E Lee’s statue from Emancipation Park. While an unknown number of counter-protesters who truly see Confederate monuments as painful reminders, of a time of bondage in America’s past, were there, many were simply good and decent conservatives, who understand that America cannot allow Her history to be re-written and eradicated.

Unfortunately, the roots of violence in Charlottesville, that ended Heather Heyer’s life, is the same sort of violence America witnessed in the 1960s and more recently in Ferguson, Baltimore, Dallas and Baton Rouge and now dozens of other cities across America, but its cause goes far deeper than a few Confederate monuments. Removing the monuments will solve nothing. Continue reading

Burkert: Bill of Divorcement

Originally posted on Federal Observer on April 20, 2017 as a reply to Is America In The Throes Of A Nasty Divorce?, by Ron Ewart. In a rare move – we felt that the author’s commentary warranted a posting of it’s own. ~ J.B.

I don’t think that there’s any doubt, that the American Union will eventually be dissolved. How that happens is what is in question. Will it be a violent dissolution, or will it be peaceful. Will each state become an independent nation, or will some states join in new, but much smaller Unions? Continue reading

Insanity is Progressive

The Left declared war on Yehovah and His children as far back as 1789.

For better than two centuries they’ve had victory after victory against God’s people by using a multi-front approach; by using, for example, a two-steps forward, one step back tactic that outraged the populace by doing something outrageous, then seeming to retreat, but only half as far as their progress had taken them. Continue reading

A. Lincoln, Socialist?

A while ago, I was dumbstruck by a comment a Republican party insurgent in Utah made about her former governor, Jon Huntsman, Jr., a Republican politician who received strong kudos from the libertarian Cato Institute. “‘On a good day, a socialist,’ said Darcy Van Orden, a co-founder of Utah Rising . . . . ‘On a bad day, he’s a communist’.” And, of course, people like Ms. Van Orden consider it obvious that Barack Obama is a socialist, if not worse. David Koch, one of the brother team of conservative financial angels, commented, for example, that Obama’s “father was a hard core economic socialist in Kenya . . . [and Obama] was apparently from what I read a great admirer of his father’s points of view.”

Abraham Lincoln It is striking how the term “socialist” has been redefined so that almost any policy and anyone can get that label. Indeed, many a past president would qualify by these standards ­ surely FDR, Truman, and Democrats through Clinton ­ but so would Republican presidents. By the standards of people such as Ms. Van Orden and David Koch, Abraham Lincoln was surely an out-and-out “socialist-communist.”

Lincoln Socialism
Let’s consider the Lincoln record. During just one term (plus 45 days), Lincoln managed to do the following “socialist-communist” acts: (Continue Reading on Metropolis Café)

Is America In The Throes Of A Nasty Divorce?

What begins with the trappings of good will, respect and love, can often disintegrate into petty differences, resentment and rising anger. What starts out as mutual common ground in the building of a marriage, or the foundation for a country, can unravel if the common ground or the foundation is disturbed, distorted, or loses its meaning and significance. When the spirit of love, or the spirit of freedom, that binds two people or a nation together, is fractured by forces that tear it asunder, marriages and nations begin to crumble. And so it is, as the divide between Americans grows wider, as the principles of our freedom are eroded by the actions of those who seek more power over the masses and those who seek to live off the sweat of others, America is beginning to come apart at the seams, as the resentment towards opposing views becomes even more acrimonious. Continue reading

Because you are here

The Confederate First Sergeant…

photo Brandon Anderson Collection

The Union cavalry surrounded a lone Confederate soldier who had no horse and whose clothes were dirty and tattered. A Union officer said to him that it was obvious that he had no wealth and not the means to own slaves. The officer asked: “Why are you fighting this war?”

The First Sergeant answered: “Because you are here.”

How Did All This Craziness Get Started In The First Place?

Have you ever stopped to think about how certain things take on a life of their own? Sometimes this is a good thing, as it pushes something to the forefront of public discourse which needs to be addressed. Other times it gives credence to something that isn’t worthy of a second of our time.

As an example, the Civil Rights movement of the 60’s brought a very real problem in this country to the forefront of public discourse. Today although a great many in the black community may still argue for their civil rights, I wonder how many actually know how and when the Civil Rights movement began. The Civil Rights movement had always been an issue that lay just below the surface, simmering away; but it did not gain any real traction until a woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in the ‘White’s Only’ section of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1965.

Although much progress has been made, there still remains a lot of prejudice in this country; and this is true in regards to how both sides in the issue view and treat the other. Once again though, the issue or racism and prejudice has reared its ugly head with a large portion of society taking the position that any monument or statue honoring those who fought on the side of the Confederacy be torn down because they represent racism and hatred. Continue reading

REDUX: The True Purpose Of The Civil War

Originally published September 30, 2012. It is more important today – to right the wrongs of misconception. ~ J.B.

Abraham Lincoln had lawfully been elected as President of the United States in November of 1860. Immediately following Lincoln’s election, with the knowledge of an impending bankruptcy on the part of the United States government due to the failure to pay debts with lawful money, the reluctance to finance more than its share of federal expenditures, and the ever-increasing antagonism against the institution of slavery, the Southern States seceded from the Union with the intention of forming their own nation.

The United States House of Representatives adjourned sine die [1] on March 2, 1861, and under parliamentary law, ceased to exist as a lawful deliberative body. An adjournment sine die closes the session, and if there is no provision for convening the assembly again, the adjournment dissolves the assembly.

Throughout his Presidency, Lincoln had always maintained that his main objective was to preserve the Union. Two days later, on March 4, 1861, Lincoln took office and in his first Inaugural Address stated (Continue reading complete lesson )

General Pershing, Pigs, Philippines and Islamic Terrorism

“These Juramentado attacks were materially reduced in number by a practice that the Mohamedans held in abhorrence. The bodies were publicly buried in the same grave with a dead pig. It was not pleasant to have to take such measures, but the prospect of going to hell instead of heaven sometimes deterred the would-be assassins.”

These were the words of General Pershing in his autobiography. According to the New York Times (despite having reported on it at the time) it’s a myth. The Washington Post agrees. They both cite fact checks by Politifact and Snopes. The problem with all the fact checks is… the facts. Continue reading

Functional Illiterates Trying to Erase History

True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels them the desire to do right is precisely the same.” ~ Robert E. Lee

I consider myself a student of history. I’ve always been fascinated by the personalities who drove events throughout history. I probably would have been a history major in college if I didn’t feel the need to make enough money to support myself and my family. I chose a business major and decided studying history would be my hobby. Over the years I’ve taken a particular interest in the Civil War. You could even call me a Civil War buff. Continue reading

Americans are Rapidly Descending Into Madness

I don’t live in an echo chamber, partly because there aren’t enough people out there who think like me, but also because I constantly and intentionally attempt to challenge my worldview by reading stuff from all over the political map. I ingest as much as I can from a wide variety of intelligent sources, picking and choosing what makes sense to me, and then synthesizing it the best I can.

Though I’m certainly grounded in certain key principles, my perspective on specific issues remains malleable as I take in additional information and perspectives. I try to accept and acknowledge my own ignorance and view life as a journey of constant mental, emotionally and spiritual growth. If I’m not growing my capacity in all of those realms until the day I die, I’m doing it wrong. Life should be seen as a battle against one’s own ignorance, as opposed to an obsession with the ignorance of others. You can’t legislate morality, nor can you legislate wisdom. The only way the world will improve on a long-term sustainable basis is if more of us get wise. That’s a personal journey and it’s our individual duty to accept it. Continue reading

O’Neill: Outing Left Wing Fascists-Nazis

How do we resist the tsunami of lies and leftist propaganda thrown at us 24/7 by the various “news” venues, Hollywood, celebrities, academia, the courts, and corrupt politicians?

I like most of my fellow Republicans and conservatives was a victim of the progressive paradigm, embedded in all our institutions of culture, from academia to Hollywood to the media. …the story that we had accepted, like suckers, was the idea that fascism and Nazism are inherently “right wing.” ~ Dinesh D’Souza “The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left
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Charlottesville Shows How Dangerous the SPLC Really Is

Anti-Trump rally, New York, August 14, 2017 (Rex Features via AP Images)

Charlottesville was a huge victory for the hard-Left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). And that’s not good for anyone who loves freedom.

The driver of the car who plowed into a crowd of Leftist demonstrators in Charlottesville Saturday was a neo-Nazi, and on Monday President Trump denounced the Ku Klux Klan, “neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups,” which he rightly said were “repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.” Continue reading

Mr. Smith: The Hardest of Choices

America is left only the hardest of choices to deal with a nuclear armed and belligerent North Korea, that recently fired another intercontinental ballistic missile on July 28th (10:45 pm EST) from Jagang province, the latest in a score of tests over the past year, with an approximate range of 6000 miles. America cannot tolerate an ever expanding and improving nuclear arsenal, under Kim Jong Un, an irrational and unstable dictator, who murdered his uncle in December 2013 and his half-brother in February of this year: and, while a bloody conventional war isn’t sought by America and South Korea, America cannot afford to do nothing and risk a massive loss of life in a future nuclear conflagration. Continue reading

What Trump Did To Blacks And Jews 30 Years Ago

This Changes Everything

The 2016 presidential campaign got some people talking that Trump is a racist.

Former employees and other people denied this, but part of his past opened an interesting discussion.

In 1997, Trump bought the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida and it soon became a private club, as Western Journalism reports.

Most clubs in Palm Beach “had long barred Jews and African Americans — which is to say they practiced a quiet but steely racism,” said Jeffrey Lord for the The American Spectator, regarding the era before Trump came in the area. Continue reading

Tax Reduction and Simplification — How to Defeat the Demos

“You can’t be for big government, big taxes and big bureaucracy and still be for the little guy.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.” ~ John Marshall (1819)

The regulatory cuts ordered by President Donald Trump are already saving consumers billions of dollars. His next objective is tax cuts.

After deliberating about “tax reform” for the last six months, the GOP’s congressional leaders announced last week that they had reached broad agreement with the Trump administration on common principles and goals for tax reform measures that they aim to implement by year’s end.

Of course, Democrats quickly responded with a letter to Trump ostensibly expressing their “interest in working with [the GOP] on bipartisan tax reform,” but playing their class-warfare card: “Tax reform cannot be a cover story for delivering tax cuts to the wealthiest.”
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