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Ross: …and I ain’t Jimmy Olsen either!

Supermans_Pal_Jimmy_Olsen_125Shortly after sending out yesterday’s commentary, I Am Not Clark Kent, my friend Jeff Bennett zipped me off a quick e-mail to let me know he had posted it on his website The Federal Observer. However, and this is what I like about Jeff, he also made a smartass comment too. You see, Jeff and I are both the same in that we love our country, but we can sometimes be cynical and smartasses. Anyway, Jeff said my next article should be titled …And I Ain’t Jimmy Olsen.

I responded with a smartass comment of my own along the lines of not being Lois Lane either, and then quickly forgot about it. But somehow, between Jeff’s sending me that e-mail and the time I woke up this morning, an idea had taken shape in my head and here I am again, pounding away at this keyboard. Continue reading

Ross: I’m Not Clark Kent

“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.” ~ Anonymous

“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

clark_kentIt happened again. The other day at work I gave someone some information to show her that her views on the Confederate Battle flag being a racist symbol were incorrect. She read the information but then later said “I’m not really into politics.” I’m not picking specifically on this woman because this isn’t the first time that someone has said something like that to me, but this time it got the gears rolling and all kinds of ideas began taking shape in my head. Continue reading

Ross: Why Should You Listen To Me Now?

MacAWhen I began writing commentaries in opposition to the actions of my government I realized that I was bound to ruffle a few feathers. What I didn’t realize was that the quickest way to raise the ire of most people, and get oneself labeled unpatriotic in the process, is to question the government’s foreign policy, intervention in the affairs of other nations, and use of military force abroad when it is unjustified, or flat out unconstitutional.

It seems that there is no quicker way to piss Americans off than to question the justification for the use of military force, or foreign intervention, when fighting someone the people have been conditioned to believe is their dire enemy. All it takes is for our government to announce that America has a ‘new’ enemy, and then the media machine goes to work spreading fear and disinformation and the people climb aboard the patriotic bandwagon and support whatever actions our government deems necessary to combat this enemy. Continue reading

Ross: Tolerate This

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press; or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. ~ The First Amendment

bill_o_rights_govt_webThe Bill of Rights was proposed and ratified to limit the powers of government over certain natural rights of the people. It was felt by many, and I agree, that the Constitution did not do enough to limit the way in which our government might deprive us of our liberty. In fact, there is a strong possibility that the Constitution would never been ratified had the promise of a Bill of Rights not been obtained. Therefore, the Constitution was amended ten times soon after going into effect, thereby creating our Bill of Rights.

I have gone over, time and time again, the nature of our rights and I would hope by now that you get it. If not, stop reading now and go back to what it was you were doing, because there is no hope for you. I will say, however, that each of us have the same rights as each other; you can’t deprive me of mine and I can’t deprive you of yours. Yet that is exactly what is happening in America today under the guise of tolerance and political correctness. Tolerance and political correctness are cancers that are eating away at the First Amendment. Continue reading

Ross: What Has Become of Us?

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry

On March 23, 1775 Patrick Henry stood upon the floor of the Virginia State Assembly and uttered the following words, “Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.”

What has become of us that the truth no longer matters? How is it that a once proud and mighty nation now settles for lies and deceit from those they elect to be their representatives in government, from those who are supposed to provide us with the news, and from those who educate our children? Continue reading

Ross: Dispelling The Comfortable Myth

Articles-of-Confederation-rossIt is said that Lao Tzu wrote, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Why do I begin a political commentary with the words of a 6th century BC Chinese philosopher? It is because whatever type journey you decide to undertake it all begins with a single step. This applies as much to journeys of the mind as it does to physical journeys. When one starts out on the pathway to knowledge or truth they have to be willing to, not only take that first step, but be willing to go where the path, or in this case, the facts take them. Sometimes the facts may lead one to face the uncomfortable fact that everything they had previously believed in has been a lie, or at least a comfortable myth.

I think anyone with half a brain can see that there is something wrong, terribly wrong, with America today. There is another old quote, and I have no idea who said it, but it states, “The key to solving any problem lies in first recognizing that there is a problem.” As I said, I believe that deep down, people realize that there is something wrong in America, so they recognize that there is a problem. But to continue along this train of thought for a moment, there is another quote by famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein which fits together nicely with the previous quote. Einstein is stated as saying, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Continue reading

Ross: Liberty, Slavery, or Death

(Those Will Soon Become Your Only Options)

ross-oathkeeprtatLet’s say for a moment that you hit it big, either you worked hard and saved, or you won the lottery, it doesn’t matter…now you find yourself with the big bucks. So you go out and buy yourself your dream home, the house you’ve always wanted. This home has everything, immaculate gardens, swimming pool, tennis courts, and a view to kill for.

But you still find yourself with tons of money so you decide to take an extended vacation to tour the world, you know, see all these places you’ve only dreamed about. But what about your new house, after all, if you’re gone for a long time who will take care of the yard, pay the bills and all that other stuff? Continue reading

Ross: Not On My Watch

ROSS_cvr_v1_webYesterday my illustrious Governor, the (dis)Honorable (ahem) Gerry Brown, signed into law SB 707, banning firearms from school campuses. Previous law had allowed CCW permit holders to conceal carry on campus…not any more as this new law revokes that. Governor Brown apparently thinks that by signing this law that he will prevent any future shootings on schools across the State of California. I can see how he could think that, after all killing other people has been a crime as long as I can remember, and that has worked so well in preventing people from murdering other people…hasn’t it? So let’s just add another crime to the list of those that won’t make a difference to someone who is intent upon breaking existing laws. After all, when someone sees that Gun Free Zone sign they will just turn around and go home…right? Continue reading

Ross: Storm’s A Comin’

I really don’t know what goes on inside the heads of most people. I’m not saying they are stupid, at least not all of them, because many of them do jobs that are far too complex for me to even begin to understand. However, that being said, due to the fact that they can’t see what his happening in this country would lead one to believe that they were…stupid that is.

strom_horizontalAccording to Gallup the approval rating of Congress currently sits at around 14%. That means for every 100 people, 86 of them think Congress is doing poorly. The last time Congress’s approval rating was over 20% was in 2012 and the last time it was at 50% was in 2003. I don’t mention the approval ratings for the president because they fluctuate more since the occupant of that office changes every four to eight years and do not give as clear a picture of how people view their government overall. So for now, let’s just say that for more than ten years less than half the people of this country have felt that Congress has been doing a good job. Continue reading

Ross: Make Your Choice

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of
civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. ~ Thomas Jefferson

ross_unmaskedI just don’t understand people, I really don’t. Aside from a small percentage of people, very few in this country understand how our nation’s system of government is supposed to operate. What makes matters worse is a vast majority of these same people don’t seem to care. Our country is going to hell in a handbasket because the people we choose to represent us, in both our State and Federal government, no longer abide by the powers granted them. Continue reading

Ross: The Danger of Political Parties

ROSS_cvr_v1_webWith the 2016 presidential election getting into full swing people will be provided plenty of chances to see the candidates in action; campaigning, debating, and flooding the airwaves with ads either announcing their stance on the issues, or criticizing their opponents. Elections used to fascinate me until I began realizing that they are all just one big circus designed to give us the illusion that by voting we have the chance to truly make a difference. As Mark Twain so correctly, and cynically I might add, said, “If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.” Continue reading

ROSS: In Dependence

sign_constitutionIn 1776 fifty-six men, acting as representatives for the original 13 colonies, voted in favor of a proposal that basically told their government to pack its shit up and get out of Dodge, that they didn’t need it anymore and could handle things just fine on their own. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a rash decision made just because the colonists got all butt hurt over something King George did. As the Declaration of Independence states, “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government…Continue reading

How Deep Is The Rabbit Hole?

“We have come to a point in time where using common sense, speaking factual truths and asking honest questions have been deemed radical behavior. While in turn, manipulation, thoughtlessness and dishonesty is often rewarded and rules the day.” ~ Gary Hopkins

rabbit hole_foHuman beings are often strange creatures. I say this because far too often we place such blind trust and faith in people that we close our eyes and ears to anything which might prove that our trust was placed in someone who was unworthy of it. It’s not that we really care whether someone we have never met is proven to be a liar or a scoundrel, it is more that we do not dare question our own ability to make sound judgments regarding whom to trust. That is what frightens us, facing the realization that we can be fooled and misled. It frightens us because it then causes us to begin second guessing all future choices we make. Continue reading

Ross: Open Your Damned Eyes

“When one with honeyed words but evil mind Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.” ~ (Euripides, Orestes)

ross_unmaskedI am often accused of being arrogant and closed-minded, that I am unwilling to change my views on things. Not so. Had I not changed my view on things you would be seeing me stumping hard for whomever the GOP nominates for president, quoting FOX News, and trashing CNN and Hillary Clinton. But you don’t see that, do you? And why is that? It is because I have changed, I do view things differently than I did twenty years ago.

How I differ from many is that instead of simply switching sides, changing teams, or changing political alliances is that I no longer choose to play the game at all. It has been rigged to the point that we lose no matter what, and those in power win. You see, instead of changing sides, I stepped back a few paces and took a look at the entire process and came to realize there is but little difference between the two teams playing. Continue reading

Ross: I’m Offended

ROSS_cvr_v1_webWhat the hell has happened in this country? What has become of people that the simplest thing offends them? What the hell has happened that whenever someone gets offended by something we all cower and change our speech, change our beliefs, or stop doing whatever it is that has offended people? Since when has offending someone by your beliefs become a crime?

You know what offends me? Political correctness offends me! People’s lack of moral conviction offends me. People’s willingness to surrender their right to speak or display things they believe in just because it offends someone else offends me. As the cartoon character Popeye always said, “I’ve had all I can stands, and I can’t stands no more!Continue reading

Ross: Did Your Balls Drop Off America?

immigration_0427There has been a great deal of fuss and anger aimed at real estate tycoon Donald Trump since he brought the subject of illegal aliens to the forefront of the debate amongst Republican contenders for the presidency. Both Republican and Democratic candidates have slammed Trump for his comments regarding illegal aliens. It’s not only those seeking their party’s nomination for president who are attacking Trump, the news media has had a field day as have all the immigration reform pundits and organizations across the country. In short, Trump has stirred up a hornet’s nest. Continue reading

Ross: You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourselves

shootingIt has been my observation that a great many people have very short memories. How many of you can remember the campaign slogan used by Barack Obama while he was running for president? I can, it was Hope & Change. There is nothing wrong with having hope, but I have a problem with the use of the word change. There’s an old saying that goes like this, “Sometimes change is good.” If you’ll notice they said sometimes, not all the time. On the flip side sometimes change isn’t so good. Continue reading

Ross: Choose Well

ROSS_cvr_v1_webAt this very moment the Republican candidates seeking your vote for the 2016 presidential elections are debating on television. Well, at least the front runners are. The Republican Party is so disarrayed right now that they don’t know what they stand for. This is proven by the fact that there are what, 17 candidates now seeking the Republican nomination. In either case I have absolutely no desire to watch it as I think the whole thing is just a joke.

To switch tracks for a moment, have you ever heard the word metaphor? Maybe you have, maybe you haven’t, but I’d be willing to bet that you probably have used one at some point in your conversations. Have you ever said something like, “It’s hotter than a tin shed in a forest fire“? If so, that is a simple metaphor, using words, and sometimes images, as symbols to express something else. Continue reading

I Can Only Show You The Door

~ Authors Note ~
man-looking-in-mirrorI was about half an hour away from completing this when my friend Jeff at the Federal Observer posted a video with the caption “How Stupid Are Americans?” Due to that – I completely rewrote this. I believe this to be a better version, albeit somewhat more harsh in tone. I hope it meets with your approval.

“Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and in practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country.” ~ Noah Webster; Known as The Father of American Scholarship and Education whose name is synonymous with Merriam Webster’s Dictionary

There are days I feel that I am wasting my time writing these little commentaries. It’s not that the cause is not worthy; the fight for liberty is never a waste of time. It’s just that sometimes I feel that there is absolutely no hope of stimulating serious thought on the part of some people. Don’t get me wrong, I have no intentions of throwing in the towel, but sometimes it just seems like I’m fighting a losing battle. Continue reading

What Does This Truly Represent?

More On The Confederate Flag & The Civil War



Awhile back I submitted a letter to the editor containing my thoughts regarding all the recent fuss over the Confederate Battle Flag. I don’t subscribe to the paper but apparently some guy in town took offense to what I said and wrote a lengthy letter rebutting what I had said. I won’t copy his entire letter verbatim but I will quote one line from it to give you a general idea of what he said. In his letter he writes, “This fact, along with Lincoln’s subsequent actions to end both slavery and the Confederate cancer, should be taken into consideration before you assemble your Mount Rushmore demolition team.” His reference being my suggestion that the Lincoln Monument and his image on Mt. Rushmore be demolished.

appeal democratLet me begin by saying I almost feel pity upon the position that Abraham Lincoln found himself in upon being sworn in as president. Here was a man who found himself at a critical time in our nation’s history, faced with the momentous decision of allowing a portion of the Union to separate and form its own country, or use force to comply it to remain a part of the Union.

The Civil War, or as I prefer to call it, The War of Northern Aggression, (or at least the War for Southern Independence), happened a century and a half ago, yet the wounds left by that bloody conflict have never entirely healed. The Confederate Battle Flag, whether you consider it right or wrong, is a symbol of those from the South, and people of like minds, who believe that the states had, and still retain, the right to secede from a voluntary pact between them and form their own system of government. This is the foundation upon which our Declaration of Independence rests. As the government itself is an entity created by that pact the States alone have to choice as to whether a State has the right to separate, the government itself has no say in the matter. Continue reading

Ross: You Just Don’t See It, Do You?

Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? ~ Mark 8:18

justice-is-blindWere someone to ask you, “Are you blind” you most likely would say no, unless of course you are actually vision impaired to the point where you honestly could not see. Yet there is another kind of blindness in which people may see things, but then the things they see do not make it past their eyes and register with their brain. It is kind of like the saying that what someone says goes in one ear and out the other only that it refers to what people see not registering with their brain. Continue reading

Ross: I’m Trying To Make This As EASY As I Can For You

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. ~ Daniel Webster, (3 June 1834)

The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought. ~ Samuel Adams; Written under the pseudonym Candidus (14 Oct 1771)

Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives. ~ John Adams; In a letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush (18 April 1808)

ross_unmaskedAfter nearly two decades of researching and writing I can comfortably say, that aside from a small percentage of Americans, the people in this country wouldn’t know what freedom was if it came up and bit them in the ass. I have been accused of being harsh in my comments regarding my fellow citizens, but I simply cannot sit back and not call it as I see it. The facts prove that my statement is correct, that most people have no clue what true freedom really is. Most Americans alive today have never been truly free. Continue reading

I’m Quite Certain People Don’t Think

Neal Ross (in absentia)

ross-oathkeeprtatHopefully you can read the text on the above image, as it is relevant to the text I am about to type.

At the title implies on this, I believe that there are very few Americans, probably around 15%, and that may be a generous number, who actually think, and I mean REALLY THINK about things. Take for instance the Bill of Rights. How much thought have you given that document? Be honest now, how much thought have you personally given to what it says?

I’d be willing to bet that many people in this country were not aware that unless those pushing for the new Constitution agreed to include a bill of rights along with the Constitution that the Constitution would never have been agreed to by the required number of states. You see, back then the people in this country were more concerned about protecting their rights than they were with establishing a government that one day would grow into this behemoth that would watch over, provide for, and control almost every aspect of their lives. Continue reading

Ross: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. ~ (Matthew 15:8)

ross_unmaskedLately it seems as though the frequency of things that piss me off has picked up the pace. It is not just what is happening in the political scene either. Seems like what is going on in society as well is all designed with one purpose in mind…TO PISS ME OFF. Combine them and toss in the fact that I am grumpy due to the inability to use my right arm and it seems I am in a constant state of pissed off-edness.

Have you ever watched a drain empty out in your sink or bathtub. As the water level get’s lower and lower the speed at which it circles the drain increases until the water is all gone. With each passing day I see more and more occurring that makes me wonder if the end is coming soon. I know the Bible tells us “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” (Matthew 24:36 KJV) But the Bible also gives us a whole list of signs and prophesies that must come to pass before the end comes. It seems like with increasing frequency more and more of these signs are coming to pass. There are the increasing changes in weather and the natural disasters that occur on a more regular basis than ever before. And for those of you who say these are all manmade disasters caused by either sinister men who use chemtrails and HAARP to control the weather, or that they are due to man’s causing climate change due to our carbon footprint, I have but one thing to say to you; God does not tell us HOW these things will occur, only that they will. Continue reading

Ross: Call Me What You Will

flag_distressOne of my friends mentioned, not just to me but to everyone, that we should all calm down about this uproar over the removal of the Confederate Flag and focus on the President having been given Fast Track authority for the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Have you ever noticed that almost every time there is a critical piece of legislation coming up for a vote before Congress, or the President is doing something that is questionable or outright unconstitutional that there is also something else going on of lesser importance that focuses our attention? One time I might accept it as coincidence. Maybe even twice, but it has happened more times than I can count and I find it a bit disturbing. Continue reading

Ross: This Is My Calling

ROSS_cvr_v1_webIf you think about it America has many nicknames. Some call this country the land of the free and the home of the brave. Others see it as the land of opportunity. Then there are those who call us the Great Melting Pot. Like I said, a lot of nicknames. But suppose I were to ask you to pick one word which defined the principle upon which you believe our country to have been founded upon, what word would you pick?

I can almost hear your answers; democracy…liberty…freedom…opportunity. Yet noticeably there is one word missing that I would hope to have heard…JUSTICE. People misunderstand justice. They think justice is when someone robs you, gets caught, then goes to jail. To them, that is justice. But that’s not what justice is all about, or what it means, at least not to me anyway. Continue reading

Ross: Who Are The Real Criminals?

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress. ~ Mark Twain

HangingAt some point in your life you have probably heard on the news of some scandal involving a politician where accusations, or actual charges, of criminal activity were brought against them. Numerous members of Congress, as well as others within the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama have been found guilty of evading taxes. Bribery, money laundering, wire fraud, are among the more common crimes found on the rap sheets of these honorable men and women we elect to represent us, and I use the term honorable in the purest of sarcastic sense.

Back in 1921 Justice Louis D. Brandies ruled, “At the foundation of our civil liberties lies the principle that denies to government officials an exceptional position before the law and which subjects them to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen.” In simple terms, the Court ruled that our elected representatives are not above the law, that they have to follow the same rules that we do. Continue reading

Ross: Serfdom

Emancipation_webYou have probably heard me say it a thousand times at least, that you are not really free, that you are a slave. But how can that be Neal when we can just hop in our car and go see a baseball game or take a trip to the coast? How can that be when we can pick where we want to work, what we eat, and the shows we watch on TV?

While these things may be true, they only give you the illusion of freedom, you are not truly free. You see, you are indebted by your labor and the debt you hold. Technically everything you have worked for all these years, and paid for with the money you earn, are collateral on a huge unseen debt held by each and every one of us. What it boils down to is that we are debt slaves. Continue reading

Ross: The Circus Is Coming To Town

“Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Step rioght up ladies and gentleman to the Greatest Show on Earth!”

bozo-the-clown-obama-the-clown-political-poster-1262643393Alright everybody get ready, the circus is coming to town. Actually it is coming to the whole country. But by circus I am not talking about Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey, I’m talking about the 2016 presidential election. I’ve already been asked who I am going to vote for and I’ll tell you the same thing I told those who asked me, “I may just sit this one out.”

I have never missed an election, neither presidential or mid-term, I have voted in them all. Ever since I graduated from high school and registered to vote I have participated in every single election, even while I was stationed overseas I made sure I got my absentee ballot and sent it in. So this will be a first, me sitting out an election that is. Continue reading

Ross: History Will Record Your Guilt

ROSS_cvr_v1_webHow many of you reading this have children? How tired do you get when you have to keep repeating yourselves over and over before your children begin to listen to you? As parents, as good parents anyway, your job is to teach your children the things they need to know to be successful in life. You do your best to pass on the knowledge you have acquired and spare them the mistakes you have made in your life. It is difficult as parents to watch as your children grow up disregarding your advice and going through life making the same mistakes as you did. I know for a fact that had I listened to my father more I would have saved myself a world of difficulties and maybe turned out a lot better than I did. But I squandered those days and had to learn my lessons the hard way. Thankfully I didn’t turn out half bad. Continue reading

Ross: Liberty

libertyHave you ever stopped to ask yourself what principle this country was founded upon; I mean really think hard and ask yourself what is it that made America different? I have, quite a bit actually. Unfortunately, aside from a few friends I have I don’t think most people have given it much thought.

What makes, or I should say, made America different can be summed up in one word…well two actually; individual liberty. But let’s just boil it down to the basic premise…liberty. That one word, more than any other, is found throughout the writings of our nation’s Founders and its founding documents. Continue reading

Ross: On The Right of Self-Defense

ross_guns-1If I could take a moment to impose upon your time, I’d like to ask you a question. Before I ask I want to me it perfectly clear that I do not want an off the cuff answer. Instead, I want you to think really hard about the question I am about to ask.

Okay, here’s the question: What do you consider to be your most important right? I’ll give you a few moments to think about this then I’ll be back. Continue reading

Ross: Unlike You, I Don’t Fear Guns

ross_founders_largeI would like to start this commentary off a little differently. Let’s begin by playing a little game shall we? I’d ask you to close your eyes, but then you would not be able to read what I want you to do next, so just do your best to imagine what I’m about to say.

Okay, you are out shopping somewhere. It could be at the mall, at a WalMart, or even at a convenience store picking up a few items. You see a man drop his wallet. When he bends over to pick it up his shirt rides up his back and you see that he has a holstered pistol tucked into his pants. Is that image clear in your mind? Good.

Now I have a two part question for you. What do you do, and why do you do it? Continue reading

Ross: I Just Don’t Get You People

ross_unmaskedYesterday I had a brief conversation with a friend at work and we were both struggling to find an explanation for why so many people are so completely ignorant of what is happening to this country, and why so few people care. I can understand how so many became ignorant when it comes to what is going on in America, but what I cannot understand is why so few care once they are provided with the facts. That just boggles my mind. Continue reading

Ross: Stew On This For Awhile

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President.”

© Steven Michael

© Steven Michael

The quote above was originally circulated on the internet as having originated in a Czech newspaper. This has proven to be untrue, no one knows where it came from or who said it.

Does that matter?

You could have said it, I could have said it, hell, the guy who drives the truck who picks up your garbage could have said it. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO SAID IT! The important thing is that it is true. Continue reading

Ross: I’m Back

"Heloo boys - I'm baaaaack!"I know by writing this some of you are going to be shaking your heads and saying, “I knew Neal couldn’t stop writing.” If you are among those doing so you misunderstood my last article. I never meant to imply that I was never going to write again. Instead I was simply trying to say that I am sick and tired of repeating myself when it comes to explaining our Constitution and Bill of Rights. It was never my intention to do all your thinking for you. What I had hoped was that I could provide you with enough motivation to kick start your own thinking and you would continue researching the Constitution and Bill of Rights on your own. Seeing as how that wasn’t happening, for the most part anyway, I decided to stop writing about those two subjects. But I never meant to imply that I was not going to write again, it is in my blood and will be until the day I draw my last breath.

Now let’s get down to business. Continue reading

Ross: To An Ungrateful & Undeserving Nation

ross-i_quitYou can hardly drive anywhere these days without seeing one of those yellow stickers on someone’s vehicle with the words “Support Our Troops” written across it. As a thirteen year veteran of the United States Air Force it makes me proud to see so many people who stand behind the brave men and women in our Armed Forces who at any moment may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

That being said, I cannot help but be saddened by the fact that so many people in this country do not have the foggiest idea of what principles those brave men and women are fighting for. I would be willing to bet that if you were to stop and ask people what it was our servicemen/women are fighting for, or against, you would probably hear one of three things. Should you conduct such a survey you would most likely hear that they were fighting against terrorism or for freedom or liberty. Continue reading

Ross: You Don’t Know The First Thing About Me

CLICK on IMAGEAwhile back I purchased a book entitled Jefferson & Hamilton The Rivalry That Forged A Nation. I found it interesting not so much because of the views held by these two men in regards to government, but in how their lives forged the views held by both. You see each of us grows up and the things we experience shape the person we are to become later in life.

So while you may know me now and see how I speak and act you have no idea of who I really am and what life events shaped me into the person I am now. This will be the first time I have written anything of an autobiographical nature. I won’t go into my entire life, just the events that I feel influenced me the most and made me who I am now.

So if you have ever been interested in finding out what makes Neal Ross tick, here’s your chance to finally get some answers. But before I begin I want to make it perfectly clear that I do not blame any of the characters in this little drama that I call my life. Each of these people had their own life experiences which shaped them into who they are. I am only trying to show how they influenced me. Continue reading

Ross: What If I Said You Must Own A Gun

militia_ARThe other day I mentioned in one of my articles that Senator Ted Cruz had made the statement that if elected he would try to repeal Obamacare. First of all I was wrong by saying that. What Senator Cruz had said was that he would sign legislation sent to him by Congress which repealed Obamacare. So the Senator was not stating that if elected he would bypass his Constitutional authority as president by unilaterally repealing a law. I just wanted to correct my misunderstanding of what the Senator stated.

See, I will admit when I’m wrong unlike many I know. But I’m not quite done yet.

You see, I overheard a couple people discussing/arguing, the constitutional legality of Obamacare. Guess my article might have got someone thinking after all. Anyhow, this one person was arguing that it is perfectly legal for the government to force someone to purchase health insurance. I didn’t want to say anything right then and there because an idea began to take shape and I wanted to see where it went before I opened my mouth without fully thinking it through.

But here is what I came up with… Continue reading

Ross: Are You Nuts?

gun-to-headOn March 18th Mr. Obama, (it still sickens my stomach to use President in the same sentence with his name), floated the idea of making voting mandatory for all citizens, saying it would change the political landscape in America. I’m sure it would. What mandatory voting WOULD do is ensure that there were more idiots voting than there are now, that’s what it would do.

I’m against this idea for many reasons, all of which I will explain. Continue reading