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Eagle on cemetary stone

I’m a veteran, and I hate ‘Happy Memorial Day.’ Here’s why.

I have friends buried in a small corner of a rolling green field just down the road from the Pentagon. They’re permanently assigned to Section 60. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, it’s 14 acres in the southeast corner of Arlington National Cemetery that serves as a burial ground for many military personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are fresh graves there.

I spent my formative years in combat boots and all of my friends are in the military, were in the military, or married into the military. I have several friends buried at Arlington, and know of dozens more men and women interred in that hallowed ground.

via I’m a veteran, and I hate ‘Happy Memorial Day.’ Here’s why. – The Washington Post.

…to make peace with Israel.

It can never happen according to their own charter.

The morons on the left continue to spew their hatred of the Jewish State and to support the murdering fanatics of Hamas.

Israel has every right to defend itself and should do everything in its power to squash these subhuman scum.

This is Pat Condell from 2012. Still holds true today.

…Obama is deliberately circumventing the laws of this country and in so doing is dismantling any semblance of America’s storied dedication to the principles of freedom. I am personally ashamed of the President, the Congress and about half of the American people.

Opening the flood gates to these people will bring their third world view of things, which means that freedom isn’t on their minds, just how much free shit can they get from Uncle Sugar.

Those people generally on the left, but also from the right that think bringing in more people will some how spark an economic boom of some sort are delusional at best. From 2000 to present, all employment growth went to aliens, both legal and illegal than went to American citizens. (Source: CIS.org at http://cis.org/all-employment-growth-since-2000-went-to-immigrants).

We had best get our shit together, or this country will be mired in it.

Sessions Warns All of Congress:

Obama’s New Immigration Strategy ‘Threatens Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic’

EXCLUSIVE – Sessions Warns All of Congress: Obama’s New Immigration Strategy ‘Threatens Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic”

Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions R-AL has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama’s new immigration strategy—his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power—could destroy America as we know it.

“I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic,” Sessions, Congress’s top immigration hawk, wrote in a letter that was hand-delivered to all 535 members of Congress on Monday and provided exclusively to Breitbart News.

Sessions cites a recent report from the National Journal, in which reporter Major Garrett detailed how, despite the ongoing crisis at the border, Obama plans to legalize anywhere from five to six million illegal alien adults in much the same way he did for illegal alien minors through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA in summer 2012.

via EXCLUSIVE – Sessions Warns All of Congress: Obama’s New Immigration Strategy ‘Threatens Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic’.

…here’s a lesson for the masses on Socialism. This comes to you courtesy of WWII Hollywood.

 

…good read here.

Freedom is at stake. Thankfully, we have folks that know it and are doing something about it.

Charles Koch: I’m Fighting to Restore a Free Society

I have devoted most of my life to understanding the principles that enable people to improve their lives. It is those principles—the principles of a free society—that have shaped my life, my family, our company and America itself.

Unfortunately, the fundamental concepts of dignity, respect, equality before the law and personal freedom are under attack by the nation’s own government. That’s why, if we want to restore a free society and create greater well-being and opportunity for all Americans, we have no choice but to fight for those principles. I have been doing so for more than 50 years, primarily through educational efforts. It was only in the past decade that I realized the need to also engage in the political process.

A truly free society is based on a vision of respect for people and what they value. In a truly free society, any business that disrespects its customers will fail, and deserves to do so. The same should be true of any government that disrespects its citizens. The central belief and fatal conceit of the current administration is that you are incapable of running your own life, but those in power are capable of running it for you. This is the essence of big government and collectivism.

More than 200 years ago, Thomas Jefferson warned that this could happen. “The natural progress of things,” Jefferson wrote, “is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” He knew that no government could possibly run citizens’ lives for the better. The more government tries to control, the greater the disaster, as shown by the current health-care debacle. Collectivists (those who stand for government control of the means of production and how people live their lives) promise heaven but deliver hell. For them, the promised end justifies the means.

via Charles Koch: I’m Fighting to Restore a Free Society – WSJ.com.

This is one hell of a quote:

Our government is too big. It is too inefficient. It is too intrusive. It needs to do less, and it needs to do a considerably better job of executing those functions it does carry out. The struggle to take us from where we are today to a future in which a leaner, flatter government allows its citizens to truly live free, is the defining battle of our time. Nothing less than the definition of what it means to be “an American” is at stake.

This comes from this piece here:

WHERE’S SAM WHEN YOU NEED HIM?

…granted, there’s plenty of blame to share, but I lay this squarely on the shoulder of Obama. He and his Democrat Party wanted exactly this, betting on the media locking their collective lips squarely on Obama’s ass. The level of ass sucking by the media is unbelievable. They are a disgrace to the profession of reporting the news. They’ve become Obama’s personal propaganda arm, and the Congress wants to make sure that they are the “only ones” authorized to be journalists. What an absolute failure of government, and the liberal media again, give democrats a pass.

It was the Democrats who held a super majority for two years and still have yet to even pass a budget hello!. It was the Democrats who then wasted $800B on Obama’s “Stimu-less” despite 80% of the people opposing it. It was the Democrats who then cut the military budget by $400 Billion, or 25% of their operating budget during war time, in 2010. It was the Democrats who then passed Obamacare behind closed doors, and told us to pass it to find out what’s in it, despite the American people opposing it. Make no mistake, the Democrats own the Fiscal Cliff and just like Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton & George W. Bush—Obama will also get credit for the economy & tax rate under his watch.

via FIVE YEARS, NO BUDGET: Doing Right For Freedom’s Sake.

Republicans have only one choice: to hold him accountable.

Day 2 of the government shutdown, and look out the window. The sun is still shining, and the sky is still blue. The birds are chirping.

The Great Government Shutdown is not that big a deal, even for the government. The federal civilian workforce includes 2.9 million bureaucrats. Out of that, only 800,000 are being furloughed, or just 27%. Even for these workers, the shutdown just amounts to a paid vacation for a few days.

Just like the overballyhood sequester, average Americans won’t notice any change in their lives at all. But for those you who are offended and indignant by the shutdown, or who know somebody who is, I can tell you how to fix it.The Real Reason for the Shutdown.

The government is shut down for only one reason. Barack Obama and the Democrats wanted a shutdown. That is because Obama and the Democrats are so certain that the public will blame the Republicans. And they are certain of that because your dopey neighbors keep telling pollsters that the Republicans are at fault.

via The American Spectator : It’s the President’s Fault.