Tuesday, January 30, 2007

From Al Sharpton To al Qaeda

Okay, try this. Just sit back, close your eyes and relax. Now try to picture this scenario: American women, dressed in Berkas, faces covered, walking ten steps behind their husbands. Gays and lesbians being slaughtered in the streets. Countless millions of Christians being murdered by Muslim terrorists in their home towns all across our once great country. Holy Bibles confiscated and burned. The Koran is now the official religious document of the day. No more American flag. No more Ten Commandments. No more Pledge of Allegiance. No more nothing. The Secular Progressives and the ACLU have actually become non-entities, and, more than likely, non-existent (not a bad thought, in itself).

Now, if you are still sitting back, with your eyes closed, relaxed, you are either totally out of touch with reality, completely stupid, or a combination thereof.

So, you say, this could never happen to us in our own country. So, you say, our government would never allow this to happen. So, you say, Dougie is nothing but a right-wing conservative alarmist. So you say. Well, let us all pray to God (while we still can) that I have overstated the consequences of losing the war on terrorism. Of course, I don't know what will happen, no one does. But it makes perfectly good sense to assume that if we leave Iraq before our mission is over, that the bad guys will follow us home.

The bottom line is this: As I am writing this 'Rant' there are people from the left wing in our government searching the Constitution for legal precedent to undermine the President's authority to continue to prosecute this war! They are looking for any means by which to destroy the Presidency of George W. Bush and bring our troops home. The message they are sending to the enemy is simple and clear: We, as a nation, no longer have the stomach to fight, or the will to win. We, as a nation, want out. We, as a nation, are willing to chance the loss of our freedom in exchange for a hollow peace.

Am I thrilled with the way things are going in Iraq? No. Am I saying that terrible mistakes have not been made? No. Am I saying that I believe our very existence as a nation is in grave danger if we give up the fight, tuck tail and run like cowards? YES! History bears out our military failures when left wingers have been in control of our government. The Clintons, Pelozis, Kennedys, Kerrys, and Deans will not fight the fight against evil. We will go from Al Sharpton to al Qaeda.

Close your eyes again and picture those airplanes crashing into the World Trade Center towers, and the ensuing destruction and horrible loss of life. Do you honestly believe in your heart of hearts that this would never happen again? Do you honestly believe the terrorists would never unleash weapons of mass destruction on our cities? Do you honestly believe the terrorists would not be unrelentless in their quest to destroy us? Okay, I think it's time now to open your eyes.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Wistful Thinking !!!

Wouldn't it be a nicer world today if everyone understood that sometimes you just have to deal strongly and firmly with people who hate your guts and want you to die? Wouldn't it be a nicer world today if everyone understood the real difference between victory and defeat?
Wouldn't it be a nicer world today if everyone understood the horrible price we, as a nation, would have to pay if we should lose the war on terrorism?
Wouldn't it be a nicer world today if Jimmy Carter had never won the presidential election?

Okay, so why the unexpected shot over Jimmy's bow, you may ask? Well, I gonna tell ya'!
Remember when Jimmy was in the White House and the Shah of Iran was being overthrown by the Ayatollah Khomeini? Carter's official stand was to sit by and do nothing (something he was very good at, by the way). The Shah pleaded for assistance, the Carter administration turned their collective backs on him, allowing his demise to play itself out without resistance, in spite of the fact that Iran, at the time, was our strongest, and most loyal ally in the middle east.

It is no secret that the Shah had serious humanitarian issues that Jimmy just could not morally deal with, so he basically threw the baby out with the bathwater. The Ayatollah walked in, took over the Iranian government, and the rest is history.

Jimmy Carter is allegedly a very moral man. And there is nothing wrong, at all, with having high moral standards. We could all, no doubt, do better in that department, and the world would be a much better place for it. But there's a problem here, and that problem is this: If you are at odds with an enemy who is lacking in morality, and harbors evil intentions against you (he hates your guts), you need to understand the importance of defeating him by whatever means necessary before he defeats you. No 'rules of engagement'. No Geneva Convention. Thanks to Jimmy, we are involved in a street fight of monumental proportion, and there ain't no rules in a street fight.

I honestly can't understand why people on the left cannot grasp this concept. It ain't that tough! You either win or you lose. There is no middle way. It is just that basic and simple.

Victory: The winning of a battle, war, or any struggle. Lose: To fail to win. That pretty well sums it up unless you want to factor in 'surrender', and I certainly don't care to go there. You can't almost win, and you can't almost lose, just like you can't be almost pregnant.

So, here we are in the year 2007, not having learned a thing from history, protesting a war that was essentially started many years ago by a man whose blind morality, and lack of courage and clarity, deterred him from protecting a free and innocent people. And now, George W. Bush is being vilified by the left for having the courage to do what must be done today, at all costs. We have no choice. We must win.

The leftists want to bring our troops home. They want to raise our taxes, raise the minimum wage, and give us national health care. Noble thoughts? Perhaps. I personally don't think so.

The question in my mind is this: How much health care are we really going to need if we are being systematically slaughtered by terrorists because our government, weakened by a naive and unrealistic left wing agenda, no longer has the will and the courage to protect us? And don't think for a minute that this cannot happen. History ultimately bears out fact, and the fact is this: The left wing agenda, under left wing leadership, has failed miserably in military endeavors in the past fifty years. It just ain't what they do. But then again, what DO they do?

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Mark My Words !

Quote: "My fellow citizens, let no one doubt that this is a difficult and dangerous effort on which we have set out. No one can have foreseen precisely what course it will take, but the greatest danger of all would be to do nothing! The 1930's taught us a clear lesson. Aggressive conduct, if allowed to go unchecked and unchallenged, ultimately leads to war".

Quote: "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty".

Which American President spoke these words? You may be surprised (unless you're old like me) to know it was John F. Kennedy. A liberal through and through. But liberalism was a completely different breed of cat back then. There were two very definite political philosophies, but there was not the viciousness that exists today.

If you care to revisit those times, you will discover that Kennedy had inherited a post-Korean War economy. Times were tough (I actually tried selling Edsels for a couple of weeks. Now, that's tough!). So, naturally he did the usual liberal thing: He taxed everybody right up to their eyeballs so the government could continue to rock and roll without missing a beat, right? WRONG! NOT! President Kennedy, to his credit, had the inherent wisdom to actually cut taxes, creating new jobs in the process, thereby raising tax revenues and in the process he revived the slumping economy. Sound familiar? Liberals have been decrying and debunking this fiscal theory forever, but JFK did it, and made it work! Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush were both vilified by the left for doing exactly the same thing. But the problem we face today, and then, is not tax revenue, it is the total lack of fiscal control in government spending (by both parties, by the way). In fact, the Kennedy and Bush tax cut proposals were virtually identical.

Please understand, I am not defending liberalism of fifty years ago. Can't, so I won't. I am simply pointing out the fact that when the chips were down, the country always rallied behind their president. That doesn't necessarily mean there were not differences of opinion, for there certainly were. What it does mean is this: That when we said the Pledge of Allegiance we meant it. 'Under God' meant exactly that! We were united. Republican or Democrat, it didn't really matter. Sadly, those days are long gone.

Today, we have those who don't want the 'Pledge' spoken in schools, want God completely out of our lives, and they would happily lose the war on terrorism in order to further their agenda. They hate our President beyond passion and would do virtually anything to bring him down. Our sovereignty and our culture are both in grave danger. Please believe this.

The Kennedys, Boxers, Pelosis, Shumers, Reids, Kerrys, Clintons and others of today's left will look into the television camera and smile, and then say, "We support our troops". Sadly, but not surprising, they seem to have left one out. The Commander-in-Chief. These are vicious, self-serving people with a plan. An agenda that does not include your or my well being, in spite of what they may like us to believe.

The left has a very serious dilemma: If they support the war in Iraq, and we win (which we probably can and probably will, if they would only stop their political correctness nonsense, which they won't), then their chances of regaining the White House in 2008 are greatly diminished. What to do? What to do? It is quite obvious they have made a conscious decision to stonewall the President and his policies every step of the way. With all the things they endorse that begin with 'bi', you can rest assured that bi-partisanship ain't one of them!

Today's liberals are merchants of appeasement. They will go to any length to avoid confrontation with an avowed enemy. They have neither the stomach nor the inclination for war. Carter and Clinton both proved that during their respective (not to be confused with respected) terms in office. They do not recognize the essence of evil, therefore they have no capacity to deal with it, and, if left in power these people will ultimately destroy this nation. Mark my words.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Here Is Your Hand Basket !!!

So, just for the sake of argument, let's say the liberals are right. OH - MY - GOD !!! Did I just write that? I suddenly have this sharp, excruciating pain just above my left eye! That's okay, I can get through this. Afterall, I must have a point to make, right? Right!

It has been said that history repeats itself. It has also been said that if a person does the same thing over and over and over expecting a different result, it is a sign of insanity.

Let's examine the definitions of the words 'communism', 'socialism', and 'fascism'. Communism and socialism are virtually interchangeable. Their definitions read almost the same - to a point. Communism is an economic theory or system of ownership of all property by the community as a whole. Socialism is the theory or system of the ownership and operation of the means of production and distribution by society or the community rather than by private individuals. Fascism is a system of government characterized by rigid one-party dictatorship, forcible suppression, etc.

We all know, historically, that communism and socialism will not work in the long term, and we also know that fascism continues to rear its ugly head in many parts of the world to this very day. Although different in theory, there is one common denominator between communism, socialism and fascism: Government. There is also a huge difference between theory and reality, and the reality is that government, if left unchecked, breeds power, and power breeds greed and greed breeds corruption. Human nature, don'cha know!

Enter 'democracy': a government by the people, either directly or through elected representatives; rule by the ruled. Also a theory or system that is subject to the very same pitfalls mentioned above: Power, greed, and corruption. Think we ain't got our fair share? Think again. Thankfully, our forefathers wrote an incredibly brilliant document called the Constitution, and it has been able to withstand the test of time. I would hate to see where this country would be today without it. Scary thought, huh? You betcha!

I have deliberately left the term 'liberalism' out of the mix until now. The definition I read in my dictionary has nothing to do, whatsoever, with what is commonly considered as liberalism today. Mr. Webster uses terms like 'giving freely', 'generous', 'tolerant of views different from one's own', ad nauseam. Give me a break! We need a new word here! And I can't think of one! Can you?

Actually, communism and socialism come closer to fitting the bill than anything I can think of, except that liberalism is still trying to operate within the parameters of democracy. Now, am I saying that all liberals are either communists or socialists? No way! Am I saying there are similarities in what they perceive as to what is best for the average citizen? You can draw your own conclusions.

See if any of this sounds familiar: They believe our society is better off with more and more government control. They want our hard earned money to do with what they please. They want appeasement instead of war (appeasement is the long, drawn out version of surrender, same end result). They prefer detente over confrontation (Ronald Reagan once described detente as what the farmer has with the turkey until Thanksgiving morning). They want God removed from our culture (and some of them actually had the gall to compare President Bush to Adolph Hitler). They want to indoctrinate our children to believe that alternative lifestyles are normal. And it goes on and on and on.....

Now to history: Neville Chamberlain preferred appeasement over conflict with Adolph Hitler. We all know how far that got us. Thank God for Winston Churchill. Anti-war protests divided our country until Pearl Harbor and then Hitler's declaration of war against us forced Franklin Roosevelt to do what was right and necessary. Harry Truman was crucified by the liberals for sending troops to Korea. I firmly believe we could have won the Vietnam conflict (political correctness says it was not a 'war') in six months, except for the meddling of a democratic congress, who, after we did tuck tail and run, proceeded to cut off funding to the South Vietnamese,
resulting in their imminent surrender to the communist North Vietnamese. The left actually ridiculed Ronald Reagan for his stand against the Soviet Union and their systematic spread of communism. Thankfully, he was strong enough, and right enough, to overcome their very historic short-sightedness, and was able to bring down the 'Evil Empire' forever. No more Berlin Wall.

I will quickly mention Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Neither men had the political courage to confront anybody or anything. Their dismal foreign policy records are historically documented.

And now, here we are, embroiled once again with the ravages of failed liberal policy. It has never worked in the past, and it will never work in the future, assuming we will, as a nation, indeed have a future. History will repeat itself over and over again (insanity, remember) until we destroy ourselves, unless we take a stand as a nation and say 'enough is enough'!

Here is your hand basket...I think we all know what comes next.