Category Archives: Reflection on America

Know Whom You Serve: The Deadly Pride of Exceptionalism

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.” ~ Matt 7:15-16

Woe to you, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside, but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. On the outside you appear righteous, but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.” ~ Matt 23: 27

“A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our present policies. On the one hand, we are called to play the Good Samaritan on life’s roadside, but that will be only an initial act. One day we must come to see that the whole Jericho Road must be changed so that men and women will not be constantly beaten and robbed as they make their journey on life’s highway. True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. Continue reading

After all, he was a Kennedy

Ted Kennedy: Lion or Jackal?

“Ahnd-uh – when I got baack, Mary Jo and the cah weah gone!”

On April 6, Chappaquiddick, a movie detailing the events involving Senator Ted Kennedy on Martha’s Vineyard in July 1969, was released. That incident demonstrated the depths to which the Kennedys were willing to go to salvage the political career of the last of the Kennedy sons. In subsequent years, the actions of Ted Kennedy that night were forgiven by the Democrats, as were subsequent actions as noted below.

The movie is based on a book, Senatorial Privilege: The Chappaquiddick Coverup, by Leo J. Damore, who committed suicide in 1995.

Well, that is the official version, at least. The Kennedy family exerted pressure to block the making and release of the current movie. Similar pressure was reportedly put on Mr. Damore, which may have added to the issues that resulted in his death. Continue reading

The REAL Democrat Party

Surprising historical facts the Democratic Party wouldn’t want you to know

NOTE: The following is excerpted from a two-part series offered by Glenn Beck. Although we are not fans of Mr. Beck for varied reasons – every once in awhile – he STILL hits the nail on the head. Don’t believe us? Don’t believe Beck? Get off your cell phones and begin doing some REAL research. The opening salvo is below. Ed.

Democrats can say whatever they want about the GOP today, but the fact remains that the Republican party was instituted to end slavery in a time when Democratic leaders refused to acknowledge black Americans as “persons” instead of “property,” forcibly removed Native Americans from their land, and even established the Ku Klux Klan to fight against constitutional rights gained by blacks after the Civil War.

Glenn Beck turns back time to take a look at the Democratic and Republican Parties and what they stood for over the past two centuries. “Is there any truth to the accusations today’s liberals throw at the GOP?” asked Glenn, introducing tonight’s topic: “The history of the Democratic Party that I’m pretty sure you didn’t learn in school.” Continue reading

Brave New World Revisited and the Disease of Over-Organization

When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more. ~ John Adams letter to Thomas Jefferson, July 15, 1817

Brave New World Revisited is one of the few books I’ve read in my life that I continue to think about on a regular basis. In terms of understanding where humanity stands at present and what we need to do to get out of the mess we’ve created, it’s one of the more important pieces of non-fiction you can find.

I recently felt the need to reread the book for some unknown reason, and I’m glad I did. The choices we make as a species about how we reorganize human affairs in the decades to come will determine the future of human freedom on this planet. Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World Revisited offers an abundance of wisdom for us to consider as we move forward.

Huxley was deeply concerned with the importance of individual human freedom and the forces relentlessly trying to stifle it. Here’s a brief description of how Huxley viewed our species: Continue reading

First the Battle Flag, Then What Remains

The Attack of the Orcs

Occasionally I will read articles on the ostensibly conservative web site, Townhall.com. Indeed, my good friend Jack Kerwick has published some fine pieces there. Recently, Paul Gottfried forwarded on to me an essay written by a Neoconservative Republican operative, Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby, “The Confederate Flag is Anti-American,” and I wanted to make a few comments on it while my blood pressure is sky high. Continue reading

Barbara Jordan’s wisdom is needed in today’s immigration debate

© Thomas J. O’Halloran, U.S. News & World Report Magazine – U.S. Library of Congress, U.S. News & World Report Collection

The Trump administration declared Saturday (January 17) to be Barbara Jordan Day, the 22nd anniversary of the legendary former Texas congresswoman’s passing. Presidents often make such declarations to honor heroes from our country’s past. However, Jordan was no relic from a bygone era. She was a trailblazer on many issues, not the least of which was immigration policy. Our country would greatly benefit if more of the players in the current immigration debate shared her vision. Continue reading

A Government Shutdown Solves Lots of Problems – for the Democrats

Well, looks like we may have another government shutdown, compliments of the socialist members of Congress who are still cheeky enough to refer to themselves as Democrats. But then, I guess you can still fool some of the people some of the time, though it is getting a bit more difficult.

Seems to me I recall that “honest” Chucky Schumer moaned back in 2013 what a tragedy a government shutdown would be. But now he seems to be okay with it. All depends on whose ox is being gored doesn’t it? Continue reading

“All I Want to Do Is Enter My House Justified!”

The Classic American Western As Emblem of Historic American Culture

Since the beginning of the twentieth century one of the newer art forms and expressions of our culture has been cinema—“motion pictures.” It was the novelty of live theater and acting captured as moving images in film and presented on a screen. In many respects, like other art forms, film represents what is happening in our culture. At its very finest it is capable of shining a vivid light on our beliefs and values, portraying them, dissecting them, and, like other art forms, it may be used as an instrument to affect or even shape our outlook and our politics. Continue reading

What Today’s Young Men and Women Can Learn From the Abernathy Boys

No Sniveling Snowflakes here…

~ Forewords ~
Our grandparents understood the value of character. “We learned to look a man in the eye, and judge him by the grasp of his hand. Wealth and education aren’t as important as the way a man approaches life,” The parents of today feel that the old ways to raise children are inferior to theirs. Judging by the troubles of our children and young adults, what do you think? To save America we must save one child at a time. ~ Rosemary Stein, MD
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So why are Hollywood starlets still liberals?

…when they’re regularly preyed upon by other liberals?

~ Forewords ~
This column was written before the “discoveries” of Frankel, Lauer and numerous representatives of the Black Caucus in DC. In the wings, Geraldo (Jerry Rivers) Rivero. Others are getting fired, layed-off (yuk, yuk, yuk) and generally just ‘jerked-around’ (double yuk, yuk, yuk).

Girls in High School today attend classes in ‘Daisy-Dukes’ that are cut to the quick shorter than Daisy’s Dukes were. Sex sells – and too many are still offering it, and too many are willing to pay for it – in any way they can. Television today is so rife with nudity and perversion that it makes porn movies look ‘limp’ (er – soft) – oh well – you get the idea. ~ Ed.

One of the biggest mysteries to me in all of this nasty business involving Hollywood mega-mogul Harvey Weinstein is that as a raving lunatic liberal, he’s behaved far worse than anything President Donald J. Trump is accused of doing, and yet the women he and other Hollywood types — actors, directors, producers — act as though he and his supporters are the bigger threats to female safety.

Looking at the accusations now piling up against Weinstein makes Trump look like a schoolboy talking about sex in a locker room, and yet he’s the monster. He’s the danger. He’s anti-women. Continue reading

Understanding the Uranium One “Scandal

Why is there an investigation of collusion between Russia, Donald Trump and the Trump campaign when there is smoking gun evidence of collusion and more between Russian and other foreign assets, Hillary and Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation?

Despite assertions by Hillary Rodham Clinton that the Uranium One scandal has been debunked as “fake news,” there exists ample evidence to suggest otherwise—with additional corroborating evidence being revealed almost daily. In today’s environment where few people care to read a report that extends beyond a sentence or two, the facts behind the Uranium One scandal are often readily dismissed due to its transactional complexity, the complicity of those involved, and the media’s collusion in keeping this story under wraps. Continue reading

Another school hides Planned Parenthood program for 14-year-olds from their parents

‘They would have killed [my daughter] for $250 and moved on’

A school district in upstate New York got caught promoting the services of America’s largest abortion provider without telling the taxpayers who send their children to school.

Schenectady High School forced freshmen to participate in a “teen pregnancy prevention assembly” featuring “educators” from Planned Parenthood, which parent Vivian Parsons learned from her 14-year-old daughter, The Daily Gazette reports.
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Slagle: The Night of the Burning Bush

NOTE: What follows in this first part of a multi-part series, is an opening overview leading to the event which created turmoil in D.C. and sector management. The Marines recieved a commendation, the agent was hamstrung which is becoming S.O.P. ~ JS

December 13, 1989, a night which will live in Infamy in the annals of U.S. Border Patrol History, albeit a very incongruous type of infamy. As a member of the Tucson Sector Emergency Response Team (ERT) specifically assigned to drug interdiction along the US / Mexico Border, I had the honor of being accompanied by a 3 man fire-team of US Marines. These Marines and I were assigned to set up an LP/OP (Listening Post/Observation Post) on a remote mountaintop in Southern Arizona, a 6 night mission in a very remote, rugged, mountainous area where drug smuggling was continually being encountered. So much so, that one could say the smugglers were entering our country illegally with impunity. They were literally, ‘running amuck.’

This area of Arizona is along the US/Mexico border and runs from the New Mexico State line to the California Border. The Tucson Station AOR (Area of Operations) are from 10 miles west of Nogales, Arizona, to 10 miles west of Sells, Arizona, an area running approximately 60-70 miles. This area is very mountainous and includes much of the Coronado National Forest, Federal lands to be exact. Continue reading

Slagle: Notes from a Retired U.S. Border Patrol Agent…

Editor’s Note: The following was originally submitted for publication on November 7, 2011 and published on the now defunct, No Stinking Amnesty website. We republish it now for you consideration on November 7, 2017.

Thanks for your service John. (Ed.)

As one of many who has served this nation for the past three decades as an agent with the United States Border Patrol, my partners and I have seen times when illegal immigration was not a major problem. In the early 1970’s the manpower of the U.S.B.P. was 2,000 on both the Northern and Southern Borders. Under congressional authority, Immigration and Nationality Act, we could question anyone as to their right to be or remain in the United States. This extended to all foreign visitors, immigrants from any nation in the world. The United States, similar to all civilized countries established immigration laws to protect citizens as well as legal immigrants. Continue reading

The Family That Built an Empire of Pain

The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts.

An addiction specialist said that the Sacklers’ firm, Purdue Pharma, bears the “lion’s share” of the blame for the opioid crisis. Illustration by Ben Wiseman

The north wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a vast, airy enclosure featuring a banked wall of glass and the Temple of Dendur, a sandstone monument that was constructed beside the Nile two millennia ago and transported to the Met, brick by brick, as a gift from the Egyptian government. The space, which opened in 1978 and is known as the Sackler Wing, is also itself a monument, to one of America’s great philanthropic dynasties. The Brooklyn-born brothers Arthur, Mortimer, and Raymond Sackler, all physicians, donated lavishly during their lifetimes to an astounding range of institutions, many of which today bear the family name: the Sackler Gallery, in Washington; the Sackler Museum, at Harvard; the Sackler Center for Arts Education, at the Guggenheim; the Sackler Wing at the Louvre; and Sackler institutes and facilities at Columbia, Oxford, and a dozen other universities. The Sacklers have endowed professorships and underwritten medical research. The art scholar Thomas Lawton once likened the eldest brother, Arthur, to “a modern Medici.” Before Arthur’s death, in 1987, he advised his children, “Leave the world a better place than when you entered it.” Continue reading

FINALLY!: How do ya’ like them melons?

Solution is to ENFORCE existing law and to not only FINE according to the 8 USC Section 1324a states: “Any person who knowingly hires/harbors/transports any illegal alien is guilty of a felony punishable by 10 years jail + $2000 fine per illegal alien + forfeiture of the vehicle or property used to commit the crime”, but to put them in JAIL as well!!!!

So, how do ya like them melons?

In this case it seems the employer is going thru the H-2A visa program. It is time to make these cheapskate employers really PROVE they have exhausted all means to find AMERICAN workers to fill the opening. If the requirement to be on welfare would require only those who are TRULY unable to do the job we could find many workers available to fill these jobs. We also need to go back to letting teenagers work like we did when I was a teenager. In fact I was working for pay when I was ten years old – picking beans – working in a fruit stand. There is need for great revision of the child labor laws. Not only would it fill these phoney *needs* for foreigners but it would take a whole lot of kids off the *STREETS* getting into trouble,

Bury your Congress critters in email and phone calls – tell them to ENFORCE THE IMMIGRATION LAWS and to CEASE encouraging them to come here and stay. All DACA people need to be returned to their home country – with their parents and other ILLEGALLY SQUATTING FAMILY MEMBERS. If they still want to come to America they can APPLY to do and go thru the steps that LEGAL immigrants go thru.

ENFORCE EXISTING IMMIGRATION LAW – Failure to do so should be cause for those politicians to be subjected to the 8 USC – Section1324a law. Fine them and incarcerate them as stated. Perhaps that will get their attention. ~ Jackie Juntti
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Dreamers and Their Dreams

America must decide what their promised land will be – will it be an independent America of freedom and equality? Or will it be a land of masters and slaves promised by the Globalist Party? You decide

Civil rights dreamer Martin Luther King Jr. had a 20th century dream. He dreamed that one day all children would be judged by the content of their character not the color of their skin. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed an American dream that embraced our country’s racial ideals of freedom and equality. Continue reading

Remember the Mayflower

We’ve had a lot of “bring down Columbus” and other symbols lately.

More than that, we just spent $500,000 to remove a Robert E. Lee statue in Dallas at the same time that the police pension is short of cash and the suburbs like Plano are getting all of the relocations from other states.

History is ugly, but it is also beautiful. The Mayflower is one of those beautiful chapters.

This week, we remember one of the most important dates in the history of the New World, the future U.S., and

I’m especially fond of the story because my Uncle Joaquin, my father’s uncle and a successful judge, attorney, and law professor in pre-Castro Cuba, used to share it with us when were kids. He felt that it was one of the most significant moments in world history, or the day that a group of people decided to go west and find religious freedom. Continue reading

Confederate Monuments: See, I Told You So!

We all know the drill: remove all Confederate monuments from public property, put them in museums, no one will be offended and Americans of all races will unite in one big group hug. You do believe that, don’t you?

Even the most simple-minded observer knows that the race-baiting left will never be satisfied. My hometown of Fayetteville, NC has proposed a $65 million Civil War History Center. The highly anticipated project has been touted as a major attraction and economic boost for the city. Now, the Center, which will depend on both private and state funding, could fall to the dictates of modern-day groupthink. Continue reading