Monuments honoring heroes of the Confederate States of America, American heroes in fact, are being removed from the public square, due to a successful presentation of oversimplified arguments and lies by the same progressive Leftist Democratic apparatus that seeks to fundamentally transform America. These assaults on the Southern heritage by politically correct propagandists and arrogant activist ideologues are assaults on our American culture and heritage, or “AmeriKKKa” as the Left calls America; and, it is nothing short of a cultural cleansing campaign, a purging of the truth and history and a national disgrace. (Source)
In 2015, the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP called for the destruction of the Stone Mountain Confederate Monument, that honors Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and General Stonewall Jackson. They wanted the nearly 2000 square feet and 12 feet deep carving “sandblasted away”.
In February, the city council of Charlottesville, VA sought to remove Robert E. Lee’s likeness from its 100 year resting place. They have been temporarily blocked by a lawsuit filed by the Monument Fund and 29 other plaintiffs.
Soon protests arose in Charlottesville and NAACP President Rick Turner told the crowds: “I think a decision must be made to remove the statue by any means necessary.”
NOTE: Posted below is a letter from long-time Federal Observer contributor and reader, John W. Slagle to one of our leading writers and contributors, Neal Ross. Thank you John and thank you Neal. ~ J.B.
I received on 6/8/17 your outstanding informative books, ROSS: Unmasked – An Angry American Speaks Out and The Civil War: (The Truth You Have Not Been Told).
From six years military service during the Vietnam era to three decades with the U.S.D.O.J. I’ve appreciated many great books written on historic events by authors that presented truthful facts usually ignored by the mainstream media. Reading was always a way to separate facts from outright lies and political fiction. Every chapter in your book from the Constitution, Rights, Liberty and Patriotism, Second Amendment, Immigration , Economics to Conspiracy Theories was well written, clear and concise. Your mention of U.S.B.P. Agents Ramos and Compeon plus U.S. Attorney Sutton’s efforts to prosecute and send to prison those agents was well documented in Chapter V, Immigration. The Mexican criminal drug smuggler was transporting 800 pounds of narcotics and was shot in the Buttocks by Ramos . The smuggler escaped on foot across the line and complained to the Mexican Consulate. As a result of the one-sided prosecution by U.S. Attorney Sutton in full cooperation with Mexican politics, Ramos and Compeon were sentenced to ten years in federal prison and the drug smuggler was not charged. I was surprised the van containing the million dollar load of drugs was not returned to the career international criminal who was granted immunity by our government.The case is a good lesson in how the vast powers of the federal government can be deployed for narrow political purposes, not the ends of justice. Continue reading
The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee called Sunday for a congressional investigation into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she’s concerned by former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony Thursday that Lynch asked him to downplay his “investigation” into the Democratic presidential nominee as merely a “matter.”
Comey said the political request called into the question the credibility of Lynch’s Department of Justice and made him “queasy.” Continue reading
A delightful angelic little boy was waiting for his mother outside the ladies room of the gas station.
As he stood there, he was approached by a man who asked, “Sonny, can you tell me where the Post Office is?”
The little boy replied, “Sure! Just go straight down this street two blocks and turn to your right. It’s on the left.”
The man thanked the boy kindly, complimented him on how bright he was and said, “I’m the new pastor in town. If you and your mommy come to church on Sunday, I’ll show you how to get to Heaven.”
The little boy replied with a chuckle; “You’re pulling my leg, right? You can’t even find the Post Office!”
Several weeks ago there was a knock at the front door just after dinnertime. We weren’t expecting anyone and I cautiously opened the door to see what appeared to be a homeless man standing on our porch. Our doorbell camera caught his image.
I asked him what he wanted and he replied in perfect English with, “are you the author that writes about the IRS.” I nodded in affirmation and then he said, “I need to talk to you.” I asked him, “why?” He said, “I have a story to tell that you won’t believe that has left me in this condition, homeless and on the street, at the hands of the IRS.”
What came out of his mouth belied his appearance. He was well spoken, articulate and his voice had an element of authority in it. He was obviously well educated but he seemed over dressed for the weather. I didn’t know whether the way he looked was a purposeful disguise, or a result of unfortunate circumstances. I suspected the former. Continue reading
Needed surgery after it broke…
Hahahahaha! Was it an Uncola glass?
An unnamed Italian man was brought to the operating room to have glass shards removed from his anus. The patient, who had a history of cocaine abuse, explained to doctors that he inserted the drinking vessel into his rectum for “sexual stimulation.” When he attempted to remove it, the drinking glass broke and left sharp pieces inside him. The DailyMail.co.uk reported that the man only sought medical help two days after the incident out of worry for his own safety.
In the BMJ Case Report, the authors noted that the 2IRCCS Policlinico San Donato Surgery surgical team carried out the operation by dilating his rectum then extracting all sharp fragments without incident. Continue reading
Texas’ recent rejection of a bill enabling public-private partnerships was seen as a setback for President Trump’s proposal to pay for a new infrastructure program. But it merely exemplifies the long-running U.S. trend of private dollars staying on the sidelines instead of in play.
Public-private partnerships — or P3s, as they’re also called — bring together public agencies and private companies to launch critical improvements to transportation and energy systems. The United States has the largest potential market for P3s in the world. But for the time being, P3s are being implemented far more often in other countries, many of which now have infrastructure that has surpassed America’s in terms of overall quality. Continue reading
James Gillray, The Tree of Liberty, May 1798: Cited in Gillray’s Ungloomy Morality by Theodore Dalyrymple in City Journal, 2002
Of two trees, the one in the background, called Justice, has abundant green foliage; its two main branches, labeled Laws and Religion, bear healthy fruit called Happiness, Freedom, and Security... The tree in the foreground, called Opposition, is dead and without foliage, as if blasted by lightning; its two main branches are Rights of Man and Profligacy. From its lesser branches hang rotten, reddish-golden apples, each with a bite taken out of it, labeled with such temptations as Democracy, Conspiracy, and Revolution. Down the tree slithers a green snake ending in the jowly head, with its Nixonian stubble, of the radical Whig leader, Charles James Fox, holding out to the figure of John Bull an apple labeled Reform. “Nice apple, Johnny—nice apple!” says Fox. But the real meaning of the temptation is evident from the red revolutionary bonnet of liberty, from which the Fox-serpent’s tail emerges, and from the difference in the roots of the two trees: those of the Tree of Justice being the Commons, King, and Lords of the established British constitution, those of the Tree of Opposition being Envy, Ambition, and Disappointment, the discreditable emotions that are, by implication, the true motives behind French revolutionary radicalism, rather than supposed love of the beautiful abstractions with which the rotten fruit of the Tree of Opposition is marked. Continue reading
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman will always have Paris. United States taxpayers and energy consumers may not. President Trump announced last week the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and “cease all implementation” of the accord.
Art by Richard Cook; © Kettle Moraine, Ltd.
Pulling us out of this bad deal is good news. As it was negotiated under the prior administration, this agreement imposed a goal of reducing U.S. carbon emissions by nearly 30 percent over a decade. The so-called “Obama pledge” accompanied a host of related federal regulations that would have damaged the economy, killed jobs, and driven up energy prices for families across the country. Continue reading
As I’ve written here before, the small state of Connecticut is about to go belly-up after years of Democrat golden-goose misrule. And now, it looks like the state’s malevolent stewards have run out of geese to kill:
Gov. Malloy has spent two terms treating business as a bottomless well of cash to redistribute to public unions. Now that his state is losing millionaires and businesses, he has seen the light. But the price of his dereliction will be steep. Continue reading
How did we get here at this existential crossroads? Ask the communist agitators, school indoctrinators, Hollywood, and community organizers whom parents entrust their children to every day
How did our society get where we are today? Where did this profound hatred, disrespect for authority, for the rule of law, disdain for their own country, utter laziness, entitlement, anarchy, and anti-Americanism come from, especially in the younger generations who shape the future of our country?
There is no simplistic answer. The default answer is always horrible parenting or lack thereof. Parents spend less and less time with their progeny as the government takes over their education at a very early age, or are in need of behavioral reeducation themselves. Older fathers with pony tails and mothers going through menopause are raising terror children who have never been spanked or made to behave like normal, rational human beings. They scream in restaurants and public places at hours when they should be in bed while the parents try to talk to them in a calm voice to the exasperation of everyone around them, trying to enjoy themselves while celebrating birthdays and anniversaries, interrupted by howling brats. Continue reading
Hey Jerry – how many of those inmates are your illegal friends from out of the country? Your constituents should be asking? ~ J.B.
That’s enough to cover the annual cost of attending Harvard University and still have plenty left over for pizza and beer
Gov. Jerry Brown’s spending plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1 includes a record $11.4 billion for the corrections department while also predicting that there will be 11,500 fewer inmates in four years because voters in November approved earlier releases for many inmates. Continue reading
In Trump’s Travel Ban Executive Order, the laws he is executing with the order are listed. Among them is a law that gives the President the ability to prohibit persons from entering the United States if he believes they may be a danger to the national security of this country.
Article I, Section 9 of the United States Constitution authorizes Congress to make laws prohibiting persons from “migrating” into the United States with legislation.
Based on the original intent of the United States Constitution, Trump’s travel ban regarding a few Muslim-majority countries who have proven they are sponsors of terrorism, and are willing to harbor terrorists, is completely constitutional. Continue reading
The Trump administration will now ask US visa applicants for their social media handles and accounts before they are permitted to enter the country, it was reported on Friday.
The State Department will now require anyone applying for a visa to hand over social media identities used during the past five years in addition to their travel history from the previous 15 years, Fox News reported.
Applicants will also have to provide sources of funding they received for those trips. It remains unclear when the new policy will be put into practice.
The new policy is in line with the State Department’s intention to institute procedures that would ‘more rigorously‘ evaluate visa applicants in order to rule out those with ties to terrorism. Continue reading
won’t ever have to worry about this again!
Directed by Stanley Kubrick, distributed by Columbia Pictures – ‘Dr. Strangelove’
The 2016 election happened, and to almost everyone’s surprise, Donald Trump was the winner.
There had to be a reason, right? It couldn’t be that the Democrats had run possibly the least effective candidate in modern times, who promised to continue policies that had made hash of the health insurance system, resulted in the highest real unemployment and under-employment in modern history, never once achieved a reasonably robust level of economic growth and barely avoided an official recession on several occasions, and whose primary campaign theme seemed to be that she didn’t have a penis and, while the director of the FBI made it clear she had unconscionably and probably illegally violated every principle of information security with a bootleg email server, she hadn’t actually been indicted. Continue reading
Government Is The Enemy Of Freedom
What would America look like today if the dream of our Founding Fathers of a limited central government had actually been realized? We have become so accustomed to big government that many of us simply assume that this is the only way that things can be done. But the truth is that things don’t have to be this way. We can have the kind of very limited federal government that our forefathers originally intended, but it is going to take a great deal of education and an enormous amount of political engagement in order to get there. On this Memorial Day, we will remember those that have died for our country, but let it also be a call to action. In every generation, Americans have had to stand up to defend the cause of liberty and freedom, and it will be no different in our generation. Just like during the Revolutionary War, there is no guarantee that we will be able to save America from the forces that are trying to destroy it, but if we sit back and do nothing they will win by default. Continue reading
About 1.4 million people identify as transgender in the USA. The senses of these people of their personal identity and their genders do not respond with their birth sex. However, the former psychiatrist Paul R. McHugh has studied transgendered people for 40 years. According to him, they do not change their genders. They become feminized men and masculinized women. He also said that these people suffer from a psychiatric condition and many of them commit suicide after the sex change surgeries. Continue reading
Since the abolishment of the draft, volunteers have manned the military. By professional armed services standards, this conversion has produced the most efficient and competitive war machine ever. However, what escapes this simplistic viewpoint is that the forces deployed “To Kill People and Break Things“, are used to expand and perpetuate an empire, while forgoing an actual defense of our nation. Decisions to police the world are made by non elected agencies, who essentially formulate the detailed policies that shed the blood of soldiers and drain the treasure of the country. Presidents and politicians talk about the hard determinations to place service personnel in harm’s way, but it is the military-industrial-complex that does the grunt work in staging the logistics and directing what theater of operations the grand imperial military can operate. Continue reading
On July 5, 1943 the United States Navy got word that the Japanese Navy was making another run, nicknamed the Tokyo Express, to shuttle supplies to their troops in the Solomon Islands.
A task force, consisting of three light cruisers and four destroyers, led by Rear Admiral Walden Ainsworth moved to intercept and engage them.
Among the four light cruisers was the USS Helena, (CL-50). Aboard this ship were two young sailors, Donald Eugene Ross, (my father) and Neal Hampton Rood, (his best friend). Continue reading
As a small business owner and taxpayer in Morris County, New Jersey, I face two issues that are near and dear to many others in our county: taxes and the business climate. I believe that these issues are directly related and it is only by bringing business back that we can prevent Morris County residents from being taxed out of their homes.
As a business owner, I am proud that I am able to help my employees to put a roof over their children’s heads and food on their tables but it is also a great responsibility that cannot be taken lightly. Here in Morris County, like anywhere else in the world, business climates change. Continue reading
Sometimes not fighting the system, but rather, keeping a low profile and having a good cover story works out better for some…
The following story was told to me many years ago by my downstairs neighbor John Moon. I was a young child then. Johnny’s principles of survival and success have always stayed with me and formed a vital part of my own personality. I would like to share them with you. Hopefully you can use these ideas to prosper.
As a little kid, around the time of World War Two, I lived with my grandma in an apartment building inhabited by many entertainers. There was the family headed by a gypsy violinist, a famous magician, and a whole bunch of radio script writers. Everyone in our building what we then called ‘show business personalities.’ There were Vaudeville act families who used to do one night stands on stages throughout the English speaking world, radio announcers, and some strip tease “artists.” Continue reading
This Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017, is the 100th birthday of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States.
JFK was assassinated on November 22, 1963, as he approached the end of his third year in office. Researchers who spent years studying the evidence have concluded that President Kennedy was assassinated by a conspiracy between the CIA, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secret Service.
Kennedy entered office as a cold warrior, but he learned from his interaction with the CIA and Joint Chiefs that the military/security complex had an agenda that was self-interested and a danger to humanity. He began working to defuse tensions with the Soviet Union. Continue reading
Many accounts will praise the sacrifices and deeds of those who fought in the American wars. Some versions will emotionally express their thanks and respect, while others will list their heroic actions. There is another viewpoint that seldom gets the attention that it deserves. Simply put, what is the true reason that all this blood was shed and the meaning of continued torment that follows, when the guns are silenced? Some will say, we just need to revere those who served. Others may dare to ask, why and what for?
The most positive decision coming out of the last thirty years has significance that affects all of us. It honors those who served and those who supported each conflict. Not all may agree with this conclusion, but how many have ever thought it through? The draft is now abolished. Involuntary servitude is gone and forced indentured service has now become voluntary. That is a victory that we ALL should celebrate. Continue reading