September 16, Constitution Day

Thomas Paine wrote on 14 February 1776, “We have it in our power to begin the world over again. A situation, similar to the present, hath not happiness since the days of Noah until now. The birthday of a new world is at hand.”

There were no finer words even put to paper, than that of the Constitution of the United States. There are but two guidelines that provide the roadmap to our existence, that being the word of God and those within the United States Constitution.

September 11 Tribute

It began on a beautiful crisp day in September and ten years hence, our mettle as a nation was put to a test and a call to action. America, armed with her heritage seeking truth and justice, sounded the battle cry.
The moral standard passed on from the historical founding of America, enduring two hundred and thirty five years, required us to stand firm through a river of tears to further divide good from evil.
Two buildings standing in symbol of America’s constant quest for promise and prosperity, fittingly named World Trade, dropped from the grace of the noble skyline in New York, at the command of a hostile foe. Resistant to a retreat, global commerce and economic vibrancy carried on.
More darkness was sustain through fire and smoke, moments later when this same enemy stuck a blow to America’s military leadership, collapsing only one side of a fortified structure, as four sides stayed steady and strong. The flanks of steel and concrete held its foundation, thus a tribute to the might, the power and the courage of our armed force.
The decisive calamity on that Tuesday, took place in a remote field in Pennsylvania, where embers smoldered, giving rise to a spirit of what burns in the belly of the American citizen, an unyielding will, complete with the courage to be triumphant at the other end.
2976 friends were taken from us that day, but angels armed with bravery and the purpose of brotherhood were in our midst. An immediate force emerged to rescue all those with shattered emotions, the broken souls, the injured and the grieving. The angelic force is defined as fire-fighters, police officers, medical personnel, co-workers, tourists, shoppers, government employees, soldiers, pilots, mothers, fathers, friends, strangers and clergy.
It is now a decade since that defining tragedy, a crossroads was realized in short order, and America resolved to guard and defend our open streets and our global pathways to fight against any decay of our freedoms in America.
Our enemy has many names, many loyalties, such that it requires more than five hundred pages for identification, designation and classification. While the enemy of freedom seems limitless in numbers, a caliphate, which is in complete opposition to natural rights and human rights so cherished and protected in our country, will be extinguished from our shores.
This enemy has judged America by the geo-political actions of our government yet, America belongs to the generous, sensitive and courageous citizens that desire the same for all humanity.
The first attack on America by The Japanese Admiral, Isoroku Yamamoto, who devised the sneak attack on December 7, 1941 leading to a protracted war, was quoted by saying “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” The following day, Admiral Yamamoto was noted to be depressed for his ill-fated decision. America did awake and did engage in a superior military response so our flag would continue to fly majestically in all corners of our homeland. Realizing success, we then went back to work, still inspired with the promise and imagination and destiny as called upon us to achieve by a Higher Power. The United States, once again was faced with a new known and unknown enemy on September 11, 2001. We went to war, to answer for the USS Cole, the Khobar Towers and the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, to list only a few. Many bombings have occurred worldwide before September 11 and since that wretched Tuesday.
America was soon to inculcate the methods of war by this enemy. We have pursued the intelligence, the technology, and the weapons to vanish the threats of this enemy and their doctrine from our way of life including that of our friends worldwide.
The way of life has changed inside America sure, but we are better for it. Citizens are more diligent, dedicated and completely faithful to our Sovereignty. We have a beauty in this land. Our towns, our farms, our shores, our mountains, our architecture, our churches, our factories, our offices and our history all demonstrate our culture and aspirations to be greater tomorrow than we were yesterday. We recognize strife and grief, we understand setbacks and threats. Our spirit in this land runs deep, so that we never stop pushing forward with creativity, imagination, energy and focus. America has the resources, skills and military to meet this enemy abroad and at home. We are up to the challenge with an unbending will to defeat a cunning and hostile borderless nation. Our armed forces are sustained by a grateful allegiance of Americans that are by the Grace of God and privilege, resolute to eliminate all threats to our homeland. The United States will conquer the evildoers, as failure is forbidden.
Two hundred and ten years ago, our Marines fought pirates on the Shores of Tripoli and we are there again today. We are in more than ninety countries defending America and her freedoms and those of our friends. We don’t quit, we don’t rest, and we don’t retreat.
Not a day passes over the earth but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words, and suffer noble sorrows. Such was the day on September 11, 2001 and on the same day with each passing year. We remember, we reflect, we love more and we fight on. Ashes were left behind and from ashes America rises and Freedom Endures.

The Moral Compass IS the Tea Party

Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals has Rule #12 which states “Pick the target, Freeze it, Personalize it, Polarize it.” Students and followers of Saul Alinsky have chosen the Tea Party as their target.
The moral compass of the Tea Party is the counter-measure to Saul Alinsky. One can never know the actual number of the Tea Party membership or supporters, as it is best defined as a compass of morality felt within the ethics and subconscious of those that place the spirit of the Founders as the motivator and objective to defend the legacy of our Founders.
TEA translates to ‘taxed enough already’. The dollars within the taxes and revenues to the government have been invoked without representation, our voice. Then to add more insult to injury, the payers of these taxes have even less of a voice in how these tax dollars are spent.
There is the usual spending by government departments such as the Department of Education, the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense, Agriculture and Transportation, to list a few. Yet, spending by this government without the knowledge of the taxpayers goes far beyond the scope of any control or oversight.
Spending includes subsidies, foreign aid, humanitarian aid, foreign nation building and more. Just take a moment and do your own research on programs such as:
USAID
Global Aids Initiative
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Merida Initiative
Peace Corps
The United States owes an estimated $2.4 Billion to the United Nations. With that kind of money going to the U.N., then why the additional money to outside initiatives such as those listed above? There are an estimated 120 countries that provide money to the United Nation in support of a variety of programs. Foreign support is not an exclusive mandate of the United States. Once again, we have no voice, no representation, no oversight and no checks and balances. The Tea Party works to do what is best for America first. All dollars and laws must be for what is beneficial for America, her citizens, her landscape, her future, her defense, her protection.
We have heard much in the media recently about the “Arab Spring”, the uprisings in the Middle East. Many suggest that Patriots in America should follow that model to force our government to heed our call. I would submit to you, that actually, the Arab Spring is actually a model formed by the creation and effectiveness of the Tea Party.
The Tea Party, with its moral compass, defined in the legacy of the Founders, gave us the spring board to demand representation of the people. American Patriots and the Tea Party supporters have a spirit of peaceful and law abiding objectives, yet we are a legally armed society as provided by the Second Amendment. The Tea Party is a movement on offense of the people gathered to speak on countless issues, most of all to regain our power and duty as citizens….as a government watchdog. Our Second Amendment right is the back-up option to tyranny and domestic and international threats.
So to foreign terrorization, domestic intimidation and especially to the Saul Alinsky subscribers, the Tea Party is a compass of morality that sparks our mission.
Patriots will endure and we will prevail. Our moral compass is our guide.

Cold War, Part Deux

Cold War, Part Deux
Politicians and Washington D.C. told us officially the 45 year long Cold War was over. The United States has a stand-off with the Soviet Union described as a conflict with Communism and a nuclear arms race. During this era, the U.S. government tooled and re-tooled foreign policy, economic competition, technology and the intelligence community. Proxy wars appeared and military tensions spurred yet more re-tooling.
So, here we are in 2011, successfully having finessed an occupational forces conflict with what once was the Soviet Union, and whew, we should feel great about that, but, not so fast.
Not only has communism resumed as a threat to the way of life in America and with her few allies, we must be smart and prudent to admit, there are other wars America is fighting in occupational operations, which by some counts range from three to twelve. Let us remember the Cold War was not an occupational conflict but more a stand-off of two world powers over a totalitarian state versus a Representative Republic and an arms race.
We will leave the debate over Marxism, Socialism, Islam and Communism versus a Representative Republic (U.S. Constitution) for another time. Instead the objective here is to target the arms race, the quiet Cold War Part Deux currently in place and those countries in the silent or not-so-silent war. However, we cannot altogether exclude those types of totalitarian regimes with their quest for, and existing possessions of nuclear weapons, biological and chemical weapons, but eh new type of warfare……Cyberwar.
This list of countries against our way of life in America and her allies is not comprehensive, but does include: China, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam, Venezuela, Syria and Algeria. We must also consider the Soviet Union enduring model which legacy is now part of Russia is back into the equation.
The Cold War ended we are told in 1991, but due to this argument on if it really did end, let us not forget the war/attacks the U.S. has included in recent history.
• U.S. Embassy Beirut 1985
• Achille Lauro 1985
• Pan Am Flight 103, Lockerbie Scotland 1988
• World Trade Center 1993
• Oklahoma City bombing 1995
• Khobar Towers 1998
• U.S.S. Cole 2000
• World Trade Center, Pentagon and Shanksville, PA. 2001
• Riyadh 2001-2003
• Cyber Attacks
o Google, NASA, World Bank, State Department, U.S domestic and foreign embassies, Commerce Department, Naval War College, Lockheed Martin
This list is by no means complete, but it does demonstrate a war against the United States. America is in war with herself over budgetary issues and deficit spending measured against weak revenues. We are still in an arms race, a technology race and a preservation race to keep America a strong and viable power. However, lawmakers and the White House are calling for additional spending cuts for the military beyond that which Secretary Gates eliminated to the tune of $400 billion. Is it logical then at the edge of a Cold War Part Deux, we allow the new Department of Defense Secretary Panetta and the Super Congress to yet gut the military spending by an additional $700 billion?
Are we prepared for this new era Cold War that may include Iran, Venezuela or Syria? America remains in a defense posture, which is not a viable strategy position in this second round of a Cold War.
Pray for Peace, Prepare for War