Take a Knee and Show your Care for your Country

This was sent to me by a good friend and it is so well written and strikes the same chord as my thoughts were when I received it that it became imperative for me to add it to my blog. For the life of me I can’t understand why our great athletes don’t understand their positions as role models for all the youth of our great country? This is an automatic responsibility when they achieve the greatness that their God given abilities and their hard work makes mandatory. Little10 year old Johnny doesn’t understand how or why they became great, all he understands is that they are great and he believes they are very important for him to mimic and believe in.

Where else can these Icons of our Sports World make millions of dollars for just playing a game? America is the country that allows them to become icons and it confuses my intelligence that these athletes for some reason or other have begun to hate this country and the chances that it has given them? Would somebody who understand this dichotomy explain it to me. The country that has given them the chance to excel and earn astounding quantities of money is to be hated and disrespected because of what, Black and White? When little Johnny sees them disrespecting our flag or our National Anthem why shouldn’t he disrespect those things also? And which side of the Race problem should little Johnny decide upon?

How can a great athlete even utter the words “I don’t want to be a role model and I refuse to be one! When they step onto the court or the playing field they become role models whether they want to or not. They are all that little Johnny sees when he watches the game at home or at the site where the game is being played. And the players should be doing everything in their power to make little Johnny proud of them and proud of their country. Everything below this point is the treatise that I found so well put that I was responsible for publishing it even though it was not my personal writing.

To All Ballplayers Everywhere…………Take a Knee

Take a little trip to Valley Forge in January. If you don’t know where that is, just Google it from the sidelines. Hold a musket ball in your fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and breaking a bone or two. There won’t be a doctor or trainer to assist you until after the battle, so just wait your turn. Take your cleats and socks off to get a real experience. Then take a knee.

Then, take one at the beach in Normandy where man after American man stormed the beach, even as the one in front of him was shot to pieces…the very sea stained with American blood. The only blockers most had were the dead bodies in front of them, riddled with bullets from enemy fire.

Take a knee in the sweat soaked jungles of Vietnam. from Khe San to Saigon… Anywhere will do. REAL Americans died in all those jungles. There was no playbook that told them what was next, but they knew what flag they represented. When they came home, they were protested as well and spit on for reasons only cowards know.

Take another knee in the blood drenched sands of Fallujah in 110 degree heat. Wear your Kevlar helmet and battle dress… Your number won’t be printed on it unless your number is up! You’ll need to stay hydrated but there won’t be anyone to squirt Gatorade into your mouth. You’re on your own.

There’s a lot of places to take a knee. Real Americans have given their lives all over the world. When you use the banner under which they fought as a source for your displeasure, you dishonor the memories of those who bled for the very freedoms you have. That’s what the red stripes mean. It represents the blood of those who spilled a sea of it defending your liberty.

While you’re on your knee, pray for those that came before you, not on a manicured lawn striped and printed with numbers to announce every inch of ground taken but on nameless hills and bloodied beaches and sweltering forests and bitter cold mountains…every inch marked by an American life lost serving that flag you protest.

No cheerleaders, no announcers, no coaches, no fans…just American men and women…delivering the real fight against those who chose to harm us…blazing a path so you would have the right to “take a knee.”

You haven’t an inkling what it took to get you where you are; but your “protest” is duly noted. Not only is it disgraceful to a nation of real heroes, it serves the purpose of pointing to your ingratitude for those who chose to defend you under that banner that will still wave long after your jersey is issued to another…


I have trouble understanding one thing and that is if these multi-millionaire athletes  hate our country, our flag and our national anthem so much why don’t they must move to another country????



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One of “We The People” talking to his Senators

Clark GableI don’t know the individual who wrote this letter but it was sent to me from a good friend. It was so well written and timely I could not resist publishing it in my blog. I can only hope that you read it and agree with his thoughts. Another reason I felt it was important to publish this letter is because I have the same feelings about this great country as the author of this letter!

This is a letter from a Democrat to his two Democrat Senators.  My belief is that it applies to virtually all Senators and Representatives of both parties.  Caution this is political but also bipartisan. Snopes.Com confirmed this letter to be true.

This is well written…….and should be read by everyone in these United States! It will be well worth the three minutes it requires to read this. It is quite impressive.  You can be Republican, Democrat, Liberal, Conservative, Independent or Libertarian and I bet this will hit a nerve. Our country is in real trouble.  This gentleman is obviously quite smarter than the two senators he sent it to. All I can say is amen to everything he said. A very articulate letter sent to the two U.S. Senators from Washington State.

To: Senator Patty Murray, Senator Maria Cantwell Washington, DC  20510

Dear Senators:

I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt important – honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.

Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers. So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.

Last year, the president spent an estimated $1.4 billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $ millions on hotels. They have had 8 vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate have become America’s answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the “perfumed princes and princesses” of our country. In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. “Obamacare,” a bill which no more than a handful of senators or representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves from it substituting your own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance.

You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the “one percenters,” consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times the average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).

You understand very well the only two rules you need to know – (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote ) who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Your so-called “safety net” has become a hammock for the lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps – pretty much all Democrat voters – and the program is absolutely rife with fraud and absolutely no congressional oversight?

I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it appears that the second oldest profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.

As the hirsute (having a lot of hair especially on the face or body) first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 – 1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” I’m only guessing that this applies to the female sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?

While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use, and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.

As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government tell me “You’ll just have to take a pill,” while you, Senator, your colleagues, the president, and other exulted government officials and their families will get the best possible health care on our tax dollars until you are called home by your Creator while also enjoying a retirement beyond my wildest dreams, which of course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.

The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually cares.  This letter will, however, go on line where many others will have the chance to read one person’s opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its administration and its senators and representatives.

I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $19 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and ours, ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.

My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy the country that I deeply love. You have put it so far in debt that we will never pay it off while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power.

For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits. This, of course, will kill the goose that lays your golden eggs. And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.

Sincerely, Bill Schoonover

A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don’t have one, you’ll never need one again.

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Trump Could Be In Serious Danger!

Clark GableI believe that Bill Bennett is a smart man but also a man who understands what goes on in the world. He especially understands just how crooked things are in Washington D C with our politicians. 

The following paper which is supposed to have been written by Bill Bennett was sent to me by a good friend. I have not checked it for validity but believe it to be written by Bill Bennett. So here it is: 

This article from Bill Bennett crossed my desk and I have also questioned whether The Donald might meet with an accident if he wins the nomination.  After all I do believe that he is the one that is telling the truth as well.

Written by the distinguished Bill Bennett about Donald Trump.I think you will find it very interesting and alarming.  You might want to take the time to read it.

Bill Bennett – PHD – Secretary of Education under Ronald Reagan
Cultural studies at the distinguished and renown Heritage Foundation

Interesting take on Trump.
William J. Bennett, Host of Bill Bennett’s Morning in America Show, is one of America’s most important, influential, and respected voices on cultural, political, and education issues.  He has one of the strongest Christian world views of any writer in modern times.

What I See Happening In a Trump Presidency
By Bill Bennett

“They will kill him before they let him be president.  It could be a Republican or a Democrat that instigates the shutting up of Trump.

Don’t be surprised if Trump has an accident.  Some people are getting very nervous:  Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Jon Corzine, to name just a few.

It’s about the unholy dynamics between big government, big business, and big media.  They all benefit by the billions of dollars from this partnership, and it’s in all of their interests to protect one another. It’s one for all and all for one.  It’s a heck of a filthy relationship that makes everyone filthy rich, everyone except the American people.  We get ripped off.  We’re the patsies.  But for once, the powerful socialist cabal and the corrupt crony capitalists are scared.  The over-the-top reaction to Trump by politicians of both parties, the media, and the biggest corporations of America has been so swift and insanely angry that it suggests they are all threatened and frightened.

Donald Trump can self-fund.  No matter how much they say to the contrary, the media, business, and political elite understand that Trump is no joke.  He could actually win and upset their nice cozy apple cart.

It’s no coincidence that everyone has gotten together to destroy The Donald.  It’s because most of the other politicians are part of the a good old boys club.  They talk big, but they won’t change a thing.  They are all beholden to big-money donors.  They are all owned by lobbyists, unions, lawyers, gigantic environmental organizations, and multinational corporations – like Big Pharmacy or Big Oil.  Or they are owned lock, stock, and barrel by foreigners like George Soros owns Obama or foreign governments own Hillary and their Clinton Foundation donations.

These run-of-the-mill establishment politicians are all puppets owned by big money.  But there’s one man who isn’t beholden to anyone.  There’s one man who doesn’t need foreigners, or foreign governments, or George Soros, or the United Auto Workers, or the teacher’s union, or the Service Employees International Union, or the Bar Association to fund his campaign.

Billionaire tycoon and maverick Donald Trump doesn’t need anyone’s help.  That means he doesn’t care what the media says.  He doesn’t care what the corporate elites think.  That makes him very dangerous to the entrenched interests.  That makes Trump a huge threat to those people.  Trump can ruin everything for the bribed politicians and their spoiled slave masters.

Don’t you ever wonder why the GOP has never tried to impeach Obama?  Don’t you wonder why John Boehner and Mitch McConnell talk a big game, but never actually try to stop Obama?  Don’t you wonder why Congress holds the purse strings, yet has never tried to de-fund Obamacare or Obama’s clearly illegal executive action on amnesty for illegal aliens?  Bizarre, right?  It defies logic, right?

First, I’d guess many key Republicans are being bribed.  Secondly, I believe many key Republicans are being blackmailed.  Whether they are having affairs, or secretly gay, or stealing taxpayer money, the National Security Agency knows everything.

Ask former House Speaker Dennis Hastert about that.  The government even knew he was withdrawing large sums of his own money from his own bank account.  The NSA, the SEC, the IRS, and all the other three-letter government agencies are watching every Republican political leader.  They surveil everything.  Thirdly, many Republicans are petrified of being called racists, so they are scared to ever criticize Obama or call out his crimes, let alone demand his impeachment.  Fourth , why rock the boat?  After defeat or retirement, if you’re a good old boy, you’ve got a $5 million-per-year lobbying job waiting.  The big-money interests have the system gamed.  Win or lose, they win.

But Trump doesn’t play by any of these rules.  Trump breaks up this nice, cozy relationship between big government, big media, and big business.  All the rules are out the window if Trump wins the Presidency.  The other politicians will protect Obama and his aides but not Trump.  Remember:  Trump is the guy who publicly questioned Obama’s birth certificate.  He questioned Obama’s college records and how a mediocre student got into an Ivy League university.  Now, he’s doing something no Republican has the chutzpah to do.  He’s questioning our relationship with Mexico; he’s questioning why the border is wide open; he’s questioning why no wall has been built across the border; he’s questioning if allowing millions of illegal aliens into America is in our best interests; he’s questioning why so many illegal aliens commit violent crimes, yet are not deported; and he’s questioning why our trade deals with Mexico, Russia and China are so bad.

Trump has the audacity to ask out loud why American workers always get the short end of the stick.  Good question!  I’m certain Trump will question what happened to the almost billion dollars given in a rigged no-bid contract to college friends of Michelle Obama at foreign companies to build the defective Obamacare website.  By the way, that tab is now up to $5 billion.  Trump will ask if Obamacare’s architects can be charged with fraud for selling it by lying.  Trump will investigate Obama’s widespread IRS conspiracy, not to mention Obama’s college records.  Trump will prosecute Clinton and Obama for fraud committed to cover up Benghazi before the election.  How about the fraud committed by employees of the Labor Department when they made up dramatic job numbers in the last jobs report before the 2012 election?

Obama, the multinational corporations and the media need to stop Trump.  They recognize this could get out of control.  If left unchecked, telling the raw truth and asking questions everyone else is afraid to ask, Trump could wake a sleeping giant.  Trump’s election would be a nightmare.  Obama has committed many crimes.  No one else but Trump would dare to prosecute.  He will not hesitate.  Once Trump gets in and gets a look at the cooked books and Obama’s records, the game is over.  The goose is cooked.  Holder could wind up in prison.  Jarrett could wind up in prison.  Obama bundler Corzine could wind up in prison for losing $1.5 billion of customer money.  Clinton could wind up in jail for deleting 32,000 emails or for accepting bribes from foreign governments while Secretary of State, or for misplacing $6 billion as the head of the State Department, or for lying about Benghazi.  The entire upper level management of the IRS could wind up in prison.

Obamacare will be de-funded and dismantled.  Obama himself could wind up ruined, his legacy in tatters.  Trump will investigate.  Trump will prosecute.  Trump will go after everyone involved.  That’s why the dogs of hell have been unleashed on Donald Trump.

Yes, it’s become open season on Donald Trump.  The left and the right are determined to attack his policies, harm his businesses, and, if possible, even keep him out of the coming debates.  But they can’t silence him.  And they sure can’t intimidate him.  The more they try, the more the public will realize that he’s the one telling the truth”.

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Newsweek Is Now History but this may be their best article

Clark Gable

Finally somebody else has printed information that shows they clearly understand Blah Blah Oblahma. Since he was elected I have been writing in every social media possible that Blah Blah Oblahma was probably the best Con Artist in the history of the world.  A Narcissistic person of no accomplishment who Conned his way (with help from other persons) to the Presidency of the most powerful nation in the history of the world.

Since achieving this lofty goal he has done much destruction to this shining city. He has used his Bible, Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals to damage this wonderful country and most of the rest of the world almost beyond repair. 

It has been a mystery to me how all of the brilliant pundits of our time have not seen through this Narcissistic Blowhard. They talk and talk about him but have not taken the time to see what Matt Patterson illuminates in this article. To put it as simply as I know how. For the last eight years we have had a consummate CON ARTIST sitting in our Oval Office! —————–

The liberal Newsweek Magazine is going out of business but not before it attacks the President. A Wonderful story! This is quite an article, even more so when you consider that NEWSWEEK finally had the guts to admit it. WOW!

Finally, Matt Patterson and Newsweek speak out about Obama. This is timely and tough. As many of you know, Newsweek has a reputation for being extremely liberal. The fact that their editor saw fit to print the following article about Obama and the one that appears in the latest Newsweek, (http://tinyurl.com/zr66u6o) makes this a truly amazing event, and a news story in and of itself. At last, the truth about our President and his Agenda are starting to trickle through the protective wall built around him by the liberal media…

By : Matt Patterson
(Newsweek Columnist – Opinion Writer)

Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages.

How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world’s largest economy, direct the world’s most powerful military, execute the world’s most consequential job?

Imagine a future historian examining Obama’s pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League, despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a “community organizer;” a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, less often did he vote “present”); and finally an unaccomplished single term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions.

He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama’s “spiritual mentor;” a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama’s colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president?

There is no evidence that he ever attended or worked for any university or that he ever sat for the Illinois bar. We have no documentation for any of his claims. He may well be the greatest hoax in history.

Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question recently in the Wall Street Journal: To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day.

But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberal Dom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were ‘a bit’ extreme, he was given a pass.

Let that Sink in: Obama was given a pass – held to a lower standard because of the color of his skin. Podhoretz continues: And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was also so articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said) “non-threatening,” all of which gave him a fighting chance to become the first black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest? Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of the Obama phenomenon – affirmative action.

Not in the legal sense, of course. But certainly in the motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and regulations, which are designed primarily to make white people, and especially white liberals, feel good about themselves. Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat themselves on the back.

Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are not qualified, yet take no responsibility for the inevitable poor performance and high drop-out rates which follow.

Liberals don’t care if these minority students fail; liberals aren’t around to witness the emotional devastation and deflated self-esteem resulting from the racist policy that is affirmative action.

Yes, racist. Holding someone to a separate standard merely because of the color of his skin – that’s affirmative action in a nutshell, and if that isn’t racism, then nothing is.

And that is what America did to Obama. True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be?

As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois ; he was told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate.

All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary.

What could this breed if not the sort of empty narcissism on display every time Obama speaks? In 2008, many who agreed that he lacked executive qualifications nonetheless raved about Obama’s oratory skills, intellect, and cool character.

Those people – conservatives included – ought now to be deeply embarrassed. The man thinks and speaks in the hoariest of clichés, and that’s when he has his Teleprompters in front of him; when the prompter is absent he can barely think or speak at all.

Not one original idea has ever issued from his mouth – it’s all warmed-over Marxism of the kind that has failed over and over again for 100 years.

(An example is his 2012 campaign speeches which are almost word for word his 2008 speeches) And what about his character? Obama is constantly blaming anything and everything else for his troubles. Bush did it; it was bad luck; I inherited this mess.

Remember, he wanted the job, campaigned for the task. It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise his own powerless-ness, so comfortable with his own incompetence.

(The other day he actually came out and said no one could have done anything to get our economy and country back on track). But really, what were we to expect? The man has never been responsible for anything, so how do we expect him to act responsibly?

In short: our president is a small-minded man, with neither the temperament nor the intellect to handle his job. When you understand that, and only when you understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity make sense. It could not have gone otherwise with such an impostor in the Oval Office


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Clark GableThis was too well said not to share with you. It is strange to me that so many of our so called leaders have worked so hard to remove God from our lives. Don’t you just wonder what their motives are??? By the way if you haven’t figured it out yet, this is why Donald Trump is doing so well in the Republican nominating race!!!!!

Guess our national leaders didn’t expect this. On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.

They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness.. The following is a portion of the transcript:

“Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.

“The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain’s heart.

“In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA – because I don’t believe that they are responsible for my daughter’s death.

Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel’s murder I would be their strongest opponent.

I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy — it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.

Your laws ignore our deepest needs, 
Your words are empty air. 
You’ve stripped away our heritage, 
You’ve outlawed simple prayer. 
Now gunshots fill our classrooms, 
And precious children die. 
You seek for answers everywhere, 
And ask the question “Why?” 
You regulate restrictive laws, 
Through legislative creed. 
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!

“Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence.

And when something as terrible as Columbine’s tragedy occurs — politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts.

“As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA — I give to you a sincere challenge.. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone!

My daughter’s death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!”

– Darrell Scott

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Hitlerian Hyperbole

By BillOReilly.com Staff – Thursday, Dec 17, 2015

You know the golden rule of debating: The first person to mention Hitler automatically loses. Well, when it comes to spewing invective against Donald Trump, the list of losers is growing long, and not just on the left.

Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, considered a moderate Republican by her supporters, a RINO by her detractors, is the latest to ratify the Trump = Hitler equation. She accuses the Republican front-runner of using Hitler’s brand of ‘hateful rhetoric’ and claims to discern ‘chilling’ parallels between modern-day America and the pre-Hitler Weimar Republic.

During his visit to the No Spin Zone this week, the usually reasonable newsman Ted Koppel stopped short of any Führer references, but he didn’t hesitate to liken Trump to Benito Mussolini, aka Il Duce. The Italian dictator founded the Fascist Party, allied with Hitler, and wound up hanging from a rope upside-down in a Milan public square.

Many other less respectable media types are employing the Hitler theme in a desperate quest for readers or ratings points. Chief among them are the Philadelphia Daily News and the New York Daily News, tabloids that share both a masthead name and a badly failing business model.

But seriously, whatever you may think of Donald Trump and his proposals, can’t we skip the Hitler stuff? Unless, that is, Trump has been holed up in his magnificent Trump Tower office writing about his great struggles (Mein Coif?) and his wish to demolish the entire U.S. political system.

Trump’s followers, and their number is still growing, view him not as a cartoonish dictator, but as a cartoon-like superhero, an avenger of sorts. They want someone who can dismantle the policies of President Obama. And who would be better at dismantling than a legendary builder?

The men and woman on that Las Vegas stage this week are a very impressive lot. There’s a former high-tech CEO, a legendary neurosurgeon, a former ophthalmologist, three successful governors, and two brilliant Cuban-American Senators. But those eight were again dominated by the tycoon who has never held office.

The Trump-haters understandably point to some of his more incendiary comments. But does he really believe he’s going to stop every Muslim in the world from entering the USA? Or that America’s leading export in a Trump administration will be millions of hard-working Mexicans? Even Donald Trump has to know that many of his prescriptions simply can not be filled.

Nevertheless, he has a remarkable ability to feed off anger the way Popeye took strength from spinach. After seven years of Barack Obama’s hollow oratory and failed policies, Americans are spitting mad. They see a president who won’t identify our enemy, who dismisses their fears, and who seems to care more about ‘climate change’ than the stormy mood among many Americans.

Barack Obama’s presidency has been a failure in many ways, especially for the working folks who flock to Trump rallies. They relish in Trump’s role as the anti-Obama, while he relishes their adoration and applause.

So, yes, Donald Trump is a bomb-thrower, but he is also a skilled alchemist who can turn anger and fear into campaign gold. It’s an open question whether he can ride that skill to the GOP nomination or the White House, but lots of people have gone broke betting against him.

Finally, the word ‘demagogue’ is being thrown around frequently these days. The definition: ‘A political leader who gains popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people.’

So, yes, call Donald Trump a demagogue who appeals to emotion in the tradition of William Jennings Bryan and Huey Long. But he is not Adolf Hitler, Barack Obama is not President Paul von Hindenburg, and America, whatever our ills, is not Weimar Germany.

Traditional Americans, no matter how angry, desperately want this country to succeed. After decades of being insulted and demeaned by Washington and the mainstream media, they want an avenger. Donald Trump is filling that role. With a vengeance.

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Crime and Lack of Punishment

By BillOReilly.com Staff – Thursday, Nov 05, 2015

There were more than 2,000 murders in New York City in 1981. To be more precise, 2,166 men, women, and children had their lives ended by other human beings in that one very bloody year.

Out of all that carnage, one murder stood out as a symbol of the liberal attitude towards crime and punishment. And it is very relevant today as thousands of criminals are being released from federal prisons.

22-year-old Richard Adan, an actor and the son of Cuban immigrants, was waiting tables at his father-in-law’s Manhattan restaurant. He got into a beef with a customer who challenged him to step outside and promptly stabbed him to death.

That killer, as you may know, was 37-year-old Jack Henry Abbott, a career thug and murderer who had won the sympathy of some of America’s leading bleeding hearts, most notably far-left author Norman Mailer.

Abbott, born to a prostitute and raised in foster homes, had spent most of his adult life behind bars. But he showed a certain talent for writing and began corresponding with Mailer, who considered Abbott a victim of American injustice. Those letters became the foundation for Abbott’s best-selling book ‘In The Belly of the Beast.’

Norman Mailer helped win Abbott’s release from prison, then helped the newly-freed ex-con begin a new life in New York City. After just six weeks of freedom, Jack Henry Abbott, who had once killed another inmate and had boasted about his penchant for violence, shoved a knife into Richard Adan.

The day after that murder, still unaware of Abbott’s all-too-predicable crime, the New York Times hailed his writing as ‘awesome, brilliant … an articulation of penal nightmare.’ The ever-so-talented Mr. Abbott was soon back in prison, where he eventually hanged himself to death. Too late for Richard Adan.

Why bring all this up now? Because President Obama has ordered the early release of thousands of drug dealers from federal prisons. To be very clear, these are inmates who were convicted of drug crimes, not murder. There are no known Jack Henry Abbotts among them. But we should also be very clear that these are not college kids caught with a dime bag of weed. It is beyond a shadow of a doubt that some of these men and women hastened the death of others.

Our legal duo of Lis Wiehl and Kimberly Guilfoyle revealed that one of the lucky miscreants is Roscoe Minns, who has already been released. Less than five years ago, Minns was arrested in Maryland in a conspiracy involving $3 million worth of cocaine and weapons. Minns also had a long rap sheet that included assault.

Then there’s Regis Payne, a D.C. guy who had been arrested for selling PCP. With his prior arrests and convictions, prosecutors called him a ‘calamity waiting to happen.’ Thanks to President Obama, Mr. Payne may soon be coming to a street near you.

How about Tuan Evans, who made his living selling guns and cocaine but now says he learned haircutting skills in prison. Pardon the pun, but this aspiring barber just had nine months shaved off his sentence. Are you ready to have Mr. Tuan Evans standing behind you with a straight razor? Maybe there is an opening in the Senate barbershop.

These are not isolated cases. The AP has identified about 100 early release candidates whose past convictions include robbery, assault, and large-scale drug dealing. Of course, liberals and even some conservatives consider drug dealing a ‘non-violent crime.’ But tens of thousands of Americans die from overdoses each year, thousands more are killed by drug-addled drivers. Sounds pretty violent, no?

Federal officials say that about 40,000 prisoners will be eligible for early release in the coming years. The odds are that most of them will not commit violent crimes. But any oddsmaker worth his salt will also tell you that many of these folks will go back to selling drugs, inherently a very violent profession.

Drug dealing is one of the lowest forms of human activity, but our president is giving leniency to folks who sell hard drugs. Are you willing to risk public safety in the name of ‘compassion’ and ‘racial justice?’ President Obama apparently is.

Georgetown law professor and former federal prosecutor Bill Otis, who runs a blog called ‘Crime and Consequences,’ poses a very tough question: “When these people start up with a criminal life again, as we know many will, who will pay the price for the harm they cause?” Who indeed?

We should never forget that ultra-violent year of 1981, when bleeding heart liberalism helped kill Richard Adan. And we should all hope that same misguided sympathy does not lead to more bloodshed in 2015 and beyond.





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