One down many more to go

It would appear that President Trump has ended one welfare program, actually it is two, two for the price of one. Ended is the cost sharing portion of Obamacare. That means that we hard-working citizens will no longer have to pay for others lifestyle. It also ends a corporate welfare scheme, the insurance companies will no longer be paid to overcharge for insurance products. Well done Mr. President.

Now here is the “fly in the ointment”. Congress can appropriate monies from the national treasury to fund these two welfare programs. My guess is that congress will appropriate monies from the national treasury. They will do this for two reasons. The first being is that they need campaign donations from the insurance industry. The second is that this welfare program is like all the rest a vote-buying scheme. The old back-scratching scheme, “You scratch my back and I will scratch yours”.

I am also of the opinion that the republican controlled congress has made no serious attempt to end Obamacare for the same two reasons. Doing so would have cost them both campaign contributions and votes. The insurance industry could have done much better with the monies donated to political campaigns, but then they would have not put corrupt politicians in their pocket.

So, lets discuss the insurance industry and the lobbyists for the insurance industry for just a moment and the possible correlation of insurance premiums. Insurance companies charge for their premiums to cover overhead. The insurance company employees have to be paid, whether it comes from the company directly or is included in the premiums, the employees will be paid. How much do you do you think it costs the insurance industry as a whole to have lobbyists? Millions or tens of millions? Who pays for the lobbyists? Where does the money going into political campaigns come from? Would premiums be lower if not for the lobbyists and campaign contributions? The insurance industry looks out for the industry and not those who buy policies. There is a reason that former politicians become current lobbyists. There is also a reason the former lobbyists become current politicians.

The same goes for the banking industry. The people receive a mere pittance in the form of interest on their savings, while the industry pays millions for lobbying efforts. What is the rate you receive on your savings? What is the rate on your mortgage or other loan? What is the dollar amount from the industry in the form of campaign contributions? What would your rate be if not for paying lobbyists and campaign contributions. The banking industry looks out for the interest of the industry not those who use the banks.

Politicians look out for their political careers not those they are supposed to represent. Or do they? If this is a representative republic just who do the congress critters represent? It sure aint me and you. They represent their moneyed interests.

Now that President Trump has brought this non-sense to an end the congress critters are screaming in agony. He has out-smarted them. They now claim that millions will lose their health care insurance, the premiums will be to high for them to afford. They make it sound like they care about the common man. Nothing could be farther from the truth. It was the politicians, the democrat politicians, who wrote, passed and implemented the health care law known as Obamacare. They wrote it knowing full well it was unaffordable, that is exactly why they included a subsidy program. They did not give a hoot about your health care or your ability to afford insurance, they wanted to ensure a steady flow of revenue for the insurance industry, which in turn ensured a steady flow of campaign contributions. Please wise up.

If the politicians really cared about your ability to afford or have health insurance they would lighten up on the regulations that curtail job growth and opportunity. You do not need subsidies to afford any thing. What you need is job then maybe, just maybe you could get insurance through an employer sponsored health care plan, a group plan. Do you want a job or a subsidy?

While I am on the subject of ending subsidies, all of them should be ended. Welfare included. I am of the opinion that “If you don’t work you don’t eat. I said dont not cant. There was a time in which the community and the associated Churches helped those that had fallen on hard times. There were even private charities that were equipped to help those that could not work long-term. The problem now is that government has caused such a demand for assistance that the Churches, communities and private charities can no longer keep up.

The child credit on the tax forms should be eliminated. I am personally tired of seeing and hearing from people that they got their “tax refund” check and it was more than they paid in in taxes. A tax refund is when you get a little bit back when the government took a bit too much. A “refund” is not when you get back more than the government took from you. What you received was a welfare check and nothing more. It was money they never earned, nor were entitled too. I have even heard some say that they did not deserve the “refund”. They did not return the money, they spent the money and in some cases on the damnedest things imaginable. They could afford the things they bought not by their own efforts, but because of the efforts of others. Before the government could give them anything it first had to be taken from another.

One more thing. Maybe those enlightened individuals in congress should read a short story. “It is not yours to give”.

I might as well end with this. I would like to see the day come when those that received money from the government they had neither earned or were entitled to send the money back. What the government calls “entitlements” are just welfare payments. You are entitled to what you earn and nothing more. If you feel that you are entitled to more, go earn it. Be independent not dependent. Mark those welfare checks return to sender, if you have the courage.

I have a hunch that Dixie, The Confederate States of America would not have become a welfare state.

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God Bless Dixie.
God Bless the South.
God bless the State of Florida.

What was right in 1776 was right in 1861 and is right today.

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Knee-jerk reactions

Before getting started I wish to offer my condolences and sympathies to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting as well as their family members, friends and co-workers. I also wish to express my thanks to the first responders and to all of those at the concert who assisted the wounded and injured. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

As with the previous posts this post will cover a lot of ground and the same still applies.

It did not take long for the usual cast of clowns to surface, as usual. All of a sudden every Tom, Dick and Harry is an expert on everything from mass-shootings to ballistics. We unfortunately live a world of instant gratification. Answers to questions are not being answered fast enough to some, so in the absence of fact they interject theory. As usual the media is there shoving their confounded microphones in the face of survivors and the family members of victims, seeking to be first with a story any story. The investigation is ongoing and may take some time. Be patient and wait for the facts and report on that. Give those who lost family members time to grieve and give the wounded and injured time to heal.

Emotions are running high after the shooting in Las Vegas, and that is exactly what the usual cast of clowns count on an emotional response. It is always the same after any tragedy or disaster occurs. That which can be politicized will be politicized, but they must strike while the iron is hot. The facts do not matter, what does matter is politicizing the event as soon as possible. That and capitalizing on emotions.

So let me address the anti-gun crowd, the ones that are usually identified as being on the left. They demand more stringent gun control laws, and their supporters cheer them own. They claim that gun violence must end, but guns themselves are not violent, they are an inanimate object. Guns are no more violent than a knife, a car, a hammer, an axe or any other inanimate object. But if a person who is hell-bent on doing harm can get his/her hands on any inanimate object he/she can use that object to bring about destruction and death, if he/she chooses too.

So let us talk about laws for a minute. It seems that the enlightened clowns that write legislation think that they can eventually pass a piece of legislation that a criminal will obey. There is already a law on the books against murder, but that law does not prevent murder. The prisons and jails are full of people who could not bring themselves to obey the laws already on the books. No law passed has yet to have the desired effect on the criminal element. Law-abiding people obey laws, law breakers do not.

I have to ask this. Why must the enlightened clowns further restrict the rights of the law-abiding citizen in a vain attempt to have an effect on criminal activity? Name me just one law that could have been enacted that would/could have prevented the carnage in Las Vegas. You cant can you? But your knee-jerk reaction is to think you can. You pass laws banning high-capacity magazines, the criminals still possess high-capacity magazines. You pass laws saying don’t do this or that and still the criminals do what they want.

God, Himself wrote the First Laws, the Ten Commandments, on tablets of stone and gave them to Moses and the people. God said “don’t murder” and still people murder. Those laws were set in stone. Does congress think they have more sway than God?

For arguments sake, let’s say that by some stroke of luck you are able to repeal the Second Amendment. What would that do for you? Nothing. Now let us say that you pass and enact legislation to ban all firearms, privately owned firearms that is. What does that do for you? Little to nothing. Now let us say you pass legislation that all privately owned firearms must be surrendered within so many days. What does that do for you? Again little to nothing. Sure some will surrender their firearms but most will/would not. Now you have created an even bigger problem for yourselves, sort of another unintended consequence. You really have no idea how many firearms are in this country. Do you? How will/would you know if all of them were surrendered? You would not would you? Not only do you not know for sure just how many firearms there are you also have no idea how much ammunition for those firearms there is. What you would have done in this instance would be to force the people to make a choice. A choice to remain law-abiding citizens or to become law-breaking citizens.

Let us now say that you did repeal the Second Amendment and pass the required legislation. How would you enforce that legislation? Even if the tidy sum of one million firearms were surrendered, you would have to assume that there were many more. What would you do about them? You only have two possible courses of action. Forget about the possibility that many more firearms were still in the hands of private owners. Or go to every home in America and kick-in the front door and search the residence for banned firearms. Some people are not going to take kindly to option two. You created yet another problem.

I might point out one other little item for you. There is the distinct possibility that some States will refuse to comply with a Federal action of this nature. They will simply say that that Federal Law does not apply in that particular State, simply ignoring federal law. Effectively Nullifying federal law within the boundaries of that State and there may be more than one. You will have no choice but to send in federal agents and forces to enforce your federal law. Now you have a really big problem.

No wait, you can not send in federal agents and forces to enforce federal law. You already have several states ignoring, Nullifying, federal law. You have several states that have passed laws allowing the recreational use of marijuana, which also allows for the possession of marijuana. You did not send in federal forces to force the states back into compliance with federal drug laws. Oh, and don’t forget about the states, counties and cities that are ignoring federal immigration laws by providing sanctuary to person illegally in this country. If the federal government took no action when several states ignored federal law and did what they wanted, how could the federal government justify going into a state to enforce one law while ignoring the nullification of others?

No, you will not repeal the Second Amendment, or pass/enact legislation to prohibit the private ownership of firearms, unless you want a repeat of 1860/1861. If you had any intention of doing so you would have done it when the democrats had the House, Senate and the White House, 2008-2010. Quit lying to the people. You only seek campaign donations. Pandering to your base, pretty much the same as the republicans.

What you will do is to pass more meaningless laws, and some of those laws have/had unintended consequences as well. You will likely propose legislation that bans the manufacture, sale and possibly the possession of stocks that reset the trigger of a semi-automatic rifle that allows for rapid fire. You may also ban the manufacture, sale and possession of certain other items that enhance the performance of semi-automatic weapons. You may also propose legislation that requires the registration of certain types of firearms or possibly all firearms. You will only have an effect on the law-abiding population. The criminal element will obey your new laws the same way they did the past gun control legislation.

Now let us address the above possibilities. You could, I suppose introduce legislation that prohibits the manufacture and sale of certain performance enhancement parts for firearms. But when it comes to possession of them you find yourselves in the same predicament you did about firearms and ammunition just don’t know how many there are and exactly who has possession of them. You once again find yourselves having to kick-in every front door in America, and again some people will not take to kindly to that. Now let us talk registration, just like when I addressed surrendering them some will comply most wont. You would have again made law-breakers out of those that are normally law-abiding. Then again you could/would be faced with the possibility that some States will not enforce your federal law. Again 1860/1861.

Now let us talk about the absurdity of the left. You seek to restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens when it comes to private ownership of firearms, but nothing you do effects in the least the criminal element. You do this in the name of ending gun violence, not in the name of crime control or prevention. There are facts that prove that more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens equals less crime. More guns equals less crime, well that goes against your agenda. Doesn’t it? You do this in the noble cause of protecting the public, which sounds fine to some, they actually believe you care. But at the same time you block attempts to protect the most vulnerable, the unborn. When a State attempts to restrict abortion, you throw a tantrum saying that the rights of the woman are being trampled. You seek to place controls and restrictions on legal and lawful citizens and the private ownership of firearms, while at the same time you seek to remove controls and restrictions on abortions. A person is no less dead from a gunshot as an abortion. Murder is murder. You get campaign donations from both groups, anti-gun and pro-abortion. Freaking hypocrites. You protect the rights of the woman, you ignore and deny rights of the unborn. You manufacture/protect non-existent rights of illegal immigrants, while trampling the rights, very much existent rights, of the legal and lawful.

Now let me for just a minute go to some on the right, normally seen as pro-gun. One, a radio talk show host, said something has to be done. Here are the suggestions offered by that individual. Place metal detectors in the lobbies of all motels. TSA screeners in every motel. The host even went so far as to call the shooter a “cracker”. You have got to be kidding me. This character in the name of security is willing to give away liberty, he may well get his wish. He removed his mask. You get groped to fly, you may soon get groped to stay in a motel. There may come a time when you and I will have no liberties at all, everything would have been traded for a little security, and will have neither. He is not the only reacting from emotion instead of logic. If I may I would like to make one more point. The carnage in Las Vegas would have continued on until the shooter ran out of ammunition had not good guys with guns arrived.

We may find out because of this latest tragedy that there is only one political party in America. The radical left and their allies past and present have been long in the process of destroying what remains of this Republic. They have but one plan and that is to turn this Republic into some kind of Socialist/Communist Utopia. They are the new Jacobins, the ends justify the means. They have no concern as to the cost to reach their goal. One of them may/will become the new Robespierre.

I dont have the answer as to why the shooter did what he did. I dont even have an idea of what to do to prevent it from happening again, most likely there is nothing that can be done. But, I do know exactly what not to do. Placing restrictions on the law-abiding citizens is not the answer and will not prevent future occurrences of this type.

When a wolf comes to the door I would like to have some wolf repellant. Calling animal control will not keep a wolf from your door, by the time animal control arrives the wolf would have done what wolves do and most likely be long gone. Animal control will bring with him/her exactly what I should have had.

May as well get back to it

Before getting started we got through Irma just fine, trees down, power was out and no phone service or internet. Pretty much the same story for the rest of this part of Florida. Some people did experience flooding and home damage. It is gonna take some time to clean up the mess. Parts of it was like a mini-vacation, some parts were an inconvenience. I was quite disappointed in the conduct of some of the people in this area before and after Irma which I will address later in this post, if not in this one certainly in a future post.

This post is a continuation of the last, and yes there will be gaps and holes and again they are intentional. A lot has happened since my last post and some of it will be covered and some wont. Most of it is just a distraction, drawing our focus away from the important matters. So let’s get started.

I am just about tired of hearing about the latest republican efforts to do something about the ACA. They are doing something about it by doing nothing, which is/was and has been their intention all along. They are going to leave that wretched piece of legislation in place because they don’t give a crap. If there ever was an intention to repeal the ACA there would have been legislation ready for the President to sign. It was said by a politician years back, “Watch what we do, don’t pay attention to what we say”. It looks like this problem is not unique in American politics, the U.K. may never get out of the E.U. thanks to the British politicians. America may be stuck with Obamacare forever and the U.K. may never see Brexit be fulfilled. Back to this later.

So the NFL players decided to protest the National Anthem. I would not have known that if that did not become the biggest news story of the century. Every news outlet TV, radio and print has covered this in great detail. As for me I have not watched a football game since the 84/85 season and then only if Miami was playing. Gave up on baseball shortly after. Never watched hockey or basketball, much less tennis or golf. Watched the Olympics once back in the 60s. Gave up on NASCAR years ago. Don’t care for college or high school sports either. I don’t even watch the pro-anglers anymore. No boxing, wrestling. No cable. No satellite. Oh, I can just hear it now. People screaming that that is just not American, those are all American pass times. I don’t go to amusement parks either, so take that.

Those listed above might be pass times to some they are just not how I wish to pass my time. None of those listed above are worth on minute of my time. How many hours of your life are spent in front of a TV or at some sports venue? Those are hours that you will never get back, and you get nothing of any real value in return. Lost and wasted. Some of you are outraged, outraged I say over the players protesting the National Anthem. Some of you have even said that you will boycott the NFL. Some, a very small majority are sincere and will do what you said. To the rest of you I say horses ass, your butt will be in front of the TV or in the stands watching the next game. Your anger will be short-lived. Why do I say this? The answer is simple, remember back to when the videos surfaced showing baby body parts being sold. The Republicans were outraged, outraged I say. They were so outraged they swore to defund Planned Parenthood. But when the time came to fund the government they funded Planned Parenthood just like nothing had ever happened. Their anger was short-lived too.

So I may as well give my opinion on what the NFL players did. They are “attention whores”, wanting attention and they got it wall-to-wall attention. They will continue to act in this manner as long as it gets them attention. If you want this behavior to stop the answer is simple stop opening the events with the National Anthem. They will have nothing to protest. I did not say stop playing the Nation Anthem, I said stop opening the event with it. It would be fun to just play the National Anthem at some point during a play, just to see how many of those attention whores took a knee or locked arms in protest, maybe on a 4th and long situation. Play it loud, Play it proud when they least expect it. Here is how I see it, what they did has had no effect on my life in the slightest and never will. I do not give a rat’s ass about them or their sport or how they conduct themselves.

As for me I did not boycott the sports listed above, I just lost interest and found a better way to spend my time. I found a better pass time. Maybe it is time for a new pass time in this country. How about this coming Sunday instead of sitting in front of the TV you take yourself and your family to Church, and after Church you take your family to the local park. You know the one you never seem to find time to visit because you are parked in front of the TV. Perhaps next Saturday you could take your kids fishing. You know spend some quality time with your family, you might just find out being a parent is a lot more rewarding than being a fan. Church and Family could be the new American pass times, actually they are not new pass times, they are the old pass times.

I have spent enough of my time on this subject. Remember this you only have so much time on this Earth, spend it wisely. You are outraged over the NFL players conduct and speak out yet you are silent on what the politicians have done to America.

Now let us go to nuclear weapons for just a moment. It is too late to prevent North Korea from acquiring nuclear weapons and it is most likely too late to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. North Korea, Iran and their respective leaders are in the same category as the NFL players, “attention whores”. There is no need to waste resources and time with any further “shows of force”. It is time to send them a clear message. One that says “Welcome to the Nuclear Age”. Now that you have developed nuclear weapons it is best that you do the same as the other nuclear nations and not use them. If you choose to use them rest assured there will nothing left of your country or your people.

Up until this point in history only America has used nuclear weapons against another nation. America at that time was the only nation in possession of nuclear weapons. Japan can bear witness to destructive power of Atomic bombs. Now there exist even more destructive nuclear weapons. Lots of them and several nations are in possession of them.

If memory serves no nuclear nation has attacked another nuclear nation outright, yet. The nuclear nations have so far just engaged in proxy wars. Has anyone given any real thought as to how a nuclear armed country might react if attacked or act if they do not care about the consequences? A country could be duped into a preemptive strike. This subject is worthy of a future post on its own.

Now let us move on to DACA. Let me address the “immigration activists” and the “immigration rights” crowd. First off there is no right to immigrate to this country or any other. There may be a “desire” to immigrate but there is no “right”. People in this country illegally have no “rights” under the U.S. Constitution, quite simply the Bill of Rights does not apply to non citizens. This subject is also worthy of a future post on its own.

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And Tomorrow?

This post will cover a lot of ground, intentional. This post will leave gaps and holes, again intentional. This is just the first of many parts, the gaps and holes will at some point be filled in. Some will seem repetitive, some things are worth repeating. Each will be lengthy, grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy.

Each generation has but one wish, and that is the hope of leaving for their descendants a better place than they inherited from their ancestors. The only way to insure this is to have good and proper(truthful) record of the history of the people and their country. Half-truths are no substitute for the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

As it relates to history there are three types of history.
1 Past History. The history of yesterday and the days past.
2 Present history. The history of today though it is still being written and will not be finished until tomorrow.
3 Future history. The history of tomorrow and days yet to come.

In the annals of mankind there is but one book written that covers all three areas of history, and that is the Holy Bible. The Word, God’s Word. From Genesis through Revelations.

So, what about tomorrow? Do we want tomorrow to just another today? Do you want to continue living the same day over and over? Just like Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day? We don’t have to live in the past nor should we, and frankly I doubt that today’s population could endure the hardships of our ancestors, nor do we have to. Nor can we just live for today, the here and now. This would be existing and not living. Tomorrow is the key. Tomorrow should and will be better than today if only we let it.

What kind of tomorrow will we have if we allow some in society to erase or demand that others erase today and yesterday from history? How far are they willing to go in their efforts? What is their ultimate goal? These are questions that need to be asked.

Demands to remove “offensive” Confederate symbols from the Flags of the Confederacy to Monuments to the Confederacy are just the beginning. Much like the demands from the “alt-lifestyle” community.

That mess started with just a demand to visit “loved ones” in the hospital, so the idea of a Civil-Union was forced on the rest of society. This whole issue could have been avoided by the use of a simple power of attorney. But no, their ultimate goal was a legal marriage, and the courts have provided for a small segment of our population what the rest of the population has been denied, a Constitutional Right to Marry. There still is no Supreme Court ruling to allow the marriage of a Man and a Woman, nothing making different sex marriage a Constitutional Right. A friend of mine(Male)just recently married his long-time sweetheart(Female)and there was something unusual on the marriage license, instead of having a space for the husband and the wife, it had a space for the spouse and the spouse. Good Grief. I wonder what sex if any will be listed on birth certificates now and in the future. Canada already has three sexes to choose from on their passports.

Now back to all things Confederate being “offensive”. In recent post I said that people would begin changing their names because they may be offensive to some person at some time. Well it is now it has gone straight to the point of a person being punished because of his name, because it might offend someone. The sportscaster was not allowed to broadcast or announce on a college football game because his name is Robert Lee. This has got to be a first. I wonder, could he have performed his normal duties if his name was Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Che Guevara, Karl Marx or Friedrich Engels? Just asking. I kind of suspect that he would have, and most likely with cheers from the left. After all Earth Day is celebrated on Lenin’s birthday and Castro, Chavez, Guevara, Marx, Engels, Mao and Lenin are all heroes to the left.

So where is all of this heading? As stated above the attack on all things Confederate is just a starting point, a sort of “jumping off point”. There is an ultimate goal, there has to be. Even if all things Confederate could be “erased” from sight, the memory of the Confederacy would still exist. The Constitution of the Confederate States of America still exists as the “law of the land’ of the Confederacy, it was never repealed.

If the intent to destroy all things Confederate is tied to a sort of atoning for slavery then only the middle is under attack. The Confederacy in the opinion of some was founded on the premise of continuing that “Peculiar Institution”. This is not the opinion of many others including myself. One could I suppose claim that the first seven sates seceded over slavery. But how could one suppose the same of the next four states to secede? Going back to the original seven seceding states South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. They each and all seceded because they had a right to do so in the same spirit that the original 13 colonies when they seceded from Great Britain. To chart their own destinies and institute a government that best suited them, they formed the Confederate States of America, drafted a Constitution and set up a provisional government.

Now let’s go to the four states who later seceded and what caused their secession. Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Arkansas all voted to remain in the Union as the other seven voted to depart from the union. So ask yourself why they voted to stay and then voted again to exit and why. The four voted to leave the union after and only after President Lincoln attempted to raise an army with each of the remaining union states contributing a requisite number of men to accomplish the task at hand. So just what was the task at hand? The task at hand was to force the original seven seceded states back into the union and comply with federal laws, laws they considered ruinous. The four seceded rather than take up arms to force their fellow countrymen back into the union. The point here is that the federal government would use force against fellow Americans not because they refused to free slaves but because they dared to “buck” the system, and secede. There was no law to free the people held in slavery.

There were other states actively considering seceding. It would appear to some states that the federal government was becoming what the Colonials have fought just 85 years earlier.

Lincoln waged war against Americans to preserve the Union not to end slavery. It was not the Colonials that waged war with Britain, the King chose war. It was not the Confederacy that waged war against the Union, Lincoln chose war. A little note, Lincoln thought so highly of Lee that he offered him the job of commanding the federal forces against the Confederacy. Lee refused, resigned from the federal army and returned to Virginia to defend his home state.

Had the seven not seceded they in all likely hood would have retained slavery and the slaves would have remained in bondage. In fact slavery would have continued in all states North and South that were yet to abolish slavery, of their own volition. As stated above their was no federal law outlawing slavery. Had there been no what some people call the Civil War, we call it the War for Southern Independence there would have been no Emancipation Proclamation. Which by the way freed absolutely no slaves, it was merely a political maneuver, a slick one at that.

The Confederacy is just viewed as the “low-hanging fruit”, easy to pick. For many reasons, number one being the slavery issue. The Confederacy is viewed as a group of slave states therefore anyone who defends the Confederacy, it’s Flags and Monuments will be labeled as racists and bigots. This backed up by “cherry picking” speeches and papers from selected individuals concerning slavery and causes for secession. Half-Truths. The whole truth is out there for you to find, if you care about the truth. But let me ask you this. Would you fight a long war, 4 long years just to keep a race in bondage, knowing that keeping them in bondage lowers your chances to gain employment? Think about it. Would you fight a war to protect yourself and your country? Would fight a war, no matter how long if this country was invaded by a foreign nation? Would you harbor ill-feelings if your country was conquered and then occupied for years if not centuries.

So if all of this being “offended” stems from the Confederacy and slavery, why not address the real issue. The buying and selling of humans. The lesser of two evils, many choices made are based on just that, the lesser of two evils. We can all agree that slavery, human bondage, is an evil, a great evil. But as with anything else it can be divided into categories. Buying and selling slaves, which is the lesser of the two? Buying? Selling? One can not buy what is not for sale. One can only buy what is for sale. One can not sale that which another will not or can not buy. No market no sale. Think about it. If the hating of and removal of all things Confederate is based on the premise of slavery, then one must start with the slave traders. Did the plantation owners demand slaves to work their plantations? Did someone create a market by providing slave labor. But then again this would cause people to think for themselves. Being indoctrinated is not conducive to thinking, unless you count groupthink.

As stated above the hatred of a subsequent removal of all things Confederate is just a “stepping-stone” for the liberal socialist progressive left, going after the “low-hanging fruit”. What is going on now is just the beginning. The end goal is not to erase the Confederacy, it is to erase America itself, erase America from existence, sending her down the proverbial “memory hole”. To go after the Constitution, or what is left of it, for in the Constitution is the phrase “three fifths of all other persons”. Destroy the Constitution, destroy America.

The ultimate goal, I believe is a second period of reconstruction, a reconstruction of America. Erase the old and construct the new, the New America with a new Constitution and a new form of government. This time there will be no Bill of Rights, you will have no Rights, only Duties, Responsibilities and Obligations. This has got to come to a halt, and I pray that it does before it becomes too late.

Maybe this from Germany will help. When they can for the(insert what is appropriate)I said nothing, because I was not a(again inset what is appropriate). Keep the process going listing all that has no concern for you because you are not a whatever. You will at some point during the process come to a point where you are affected, but remember that when each group is attacked the numbers of those can or could resist constantly dwindle. When they came for me there was no one left to speak out. There is another aspect to consider in this application. Call it payback, revenge or whatever term you choose to use. It would be easy to say; You refused to stand up or speak out for me or on my behalf, why on God’s green earth should I assist you now? Think about that. Segregate. Isolate. Destroy.

But where does it stop? Will it stop when all of the Monuments and other symbols of the Confederacy are destroyed and erased from memory? No, my friend it will not stop there. Will it stop when all books and papers favorable to the Confederacy are collected and burned? No, my friend it will not stop there either. It will not stop until all that represents America is destroyed, removed from sight and then burned.

Anti-FA has some allies in this destruction of America, some willingly and others unwittingly. A word of caution. The ones marching under the banner of Anti-Fascist America are the Fascists, those going with the flow, so to speak, are just tools, tools to be used and then disposed of. They will accept no point of view but their own. They resort to violence to accomplish their immediate goals. Their immediate goals are to work towards their ultimate goal, one step at a time. They should probably use their correct name, Jacobins, the “ends justify the means” crowd. There will come a time towards the end where Anti-FA will have no choice but to implement their own Operation Mockingbird. You have heard of Operation Mockingbird, haven’t you? You may know it better by the common name, The Night of the Long Knives. Those who accompany Anti-FA might just want to brush up on history, before that too is erased.

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What was right in 1776 was right in 1861 and is still right today
God Bless Dixie
God Bless Florida
God Bless Southern Heritage

Stand strong Texas, the Florida Baptists are just gearing up. The real cavalry is on the way, The Church.

Who or What is next?

Now we have this from the Liberal Left Socialist Progressives(LLSP). It now appears that there are offensive monuments in the Halls of Congress. We know this because some “esteemed and enlightened” politicians(clowns)have said so. These clowns have wandered these same halls for years, however it would seem that they have just now at this very minute seen them, though most of these statues have stood there silently for years bothering no one. These same “esteemed and enlighten” clowns want to introduce legislation to have them removed from Capitol Hill.

So you have to ask yourself why must or did they announce to the world that these offensive things exist, offensive to them but only recently. The answer to that is simple, and here is why. American politics revolves around opinion polls, yes it is the pollsters and those who hire them that set and control the political agenda. Likewise the American foreign policy has for years been shaped by “World Opinion”. They are just checking to see which way the wind blows.

There is a reason why the legislation to remove the “offensive” statues from the Statutory was announced. If the legislation stalls in committee, the LLSP esteemed and enlightened clowns will go to their allies in the media and decry the obstructionists to this legislation as racists, neo-Nazis, or what ever term will give them the most “traction”. The same will happen if the Congress does not pass the legislation. Any opposition to the legislation will be met with the same vicious attacks, the legislation will most likely pass with little or no opposition. Worse will happen if the legislation becomes a bill and is sent to President Trump and he refuses to sign the bill into law. If the bill passes with little or no opposition and the president vetoes the bill his veto will be overridden. Damned if you do Damned if you dont. The LLSP will then claim that our Constitution works, the same Constitution they have worked so hard to destroy and so despise when it stands in their way.

There was also a reason the announcement of the existence of these statues was announced. The vast majority of Americans have never visited Washington D.C. Consequently the existence of these statues was until unknown. Those who knew of their existence were not offended. No one demanded their removal, until these clown sprang into action. With this announcement there has been an invitation to visit the Capitol, not to see the beauty but to look for things that offend.

Stacking the Deck. This is exactly what the LLSP have done with these announcements, they announced the presence of these statues, they also announced their intention to introduce legislation to have them removed. These esteemed and enlightened clowns know that the legislative process in Congress is slow to the point of being excruciatingly slow, they have been a part of the process for years and in some cases decades. They intend to speed up the process, but only in this instance. By making these announcements these esteemed and enlightened clowns have effectively and intentionally invited protests, more protests to D.C. Even without legislation the protests and the ensuing violence will cause outcry. You will get what you want. You intend to make it swift.

Playing both ends against the middle, a favorite tactic of the LLSP. They know by these announcements there will be protesters coming to D.C. There will be those who are opposed to the removal/destruction or the statues for whatever position they hold. There will be those for the removal/destruction of the statues again for whatever position they hold. These will be the only protestors, they come in peace to voice their opinions under the First Amendment, Free Speech. They want to make speeches and carry their signs and posters, Protesters not Rioters. These clowns know full well that the extremes will show up, left and right, they are counting on them. They are also counting on violence, without violence they will not have a victim. They will undoubtedly infiltrate the protesters, whether paid or just to cause trouble. The extremes never come in peace, they bring death and destruction, they provide what you need. The LLSP will blame only the ones who protest the removal.

The Ends Justify the Means. The LLSP and their allies in the media have an agenda to fulfil and will see it through not matter what the cost. They do not and never have considered the cost of their schemes. Their agenda has got to be to destroy America. To destroy America they must finish off the South. Four years of war did not get it done, reconstruction still did not get it done. The South and the Southern culture still exists, and it and has been a thorn in the side of the LLSP, the media and the elitists.

There was country song years back that had the lyrics; You cant stomp us out and you cant make us run. The LLSP know full well that one can only be pushed so far. Maybe a poem will help.

THE WRATH OF THE AWAKENED SAXON
by Rudyard Kipling

It was not part of their blood
It came to them very late
With long arrears to make good
When the Saxon began to hate

They were not easily moved
They were icy–willing to wait
Till every count should be proved
Ere the Saxon began to hate

Their voices were even and low
Their eyes were level and straight
There was neither sign nor show
When the Saxon began to hate

It was not preached to the crowd
It was not taught by the state
No man spoke it aloud
When the Saxon began to hate

It was not suddently bred
It will not swiftly abate
Through the chilled years ahead
When Time shall count from the date
That the Saxon began to hate

All of this leaves one to wonder just what it is that the LLSP wants. Are they pushing for a Civil War? A War pitting political factions against one another? A War pitting the regions of America against one another? Or are they pushing for Martial Law? What you need now is the same as you have always needed, you need a triggering event. The triggering event you so desperately need and seek has yet to appear. You now seek to cause one, using your allies in the media and violent factions. Be careful what you wish for.

There is perhaps one aspect to all of this hatred of all things Southern and Confederate, not to mention the jealousy of the South, that the LSSP and their allies may have overlooked. The monster you create today will come for you tomorrow. If you manage to finish us off by whatever you have in mind there will be no one to save you from the monster you created. You believe you have insulated yourselves, news for you there will never be enough insulation. Your creation(monster)will destroy you, unless you destroy it. How will you destroy them?

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God Bless Dixie
God Bless the Southern Culture

What was right in 1776 was right in 1861 and is right today.

You really want to know why?

I read a post that seemed to ask the question why now? Why all the sudden are the Confederate Monuments so offensive? They seemed to have a place just a few short years ago and offended no one down in these parts. Now it seems that all things Confederate are the most offensive objects on the planet. Street names have become offensive. County names have become offensive. Names of Military Bases have become offensive. Anything named or called Davis, Lee, Jackson, Stewart, Hood, Bragg, Hill, Johnston, Hampton, Gordon, Longstreet, Smith, Morgan, Gist, Waite, Beauregard, Forrest, Early, Ewell, Stuart, Cleburne, Anderson, Mosby or perhaps one of my personal favorites Bryan. There are many, many more, not just the President and the Generals, there are even things named after Confederate Privates, Sergeants, Lieutenants Captains, Majors and Colonels. Anything memorializing these men has to be removed or renamed, so as not to offend. Honoring these men and their cause has become akin to a sin. Hell, it probably wont be long before people start changing their last name or even their whole names because their name might offend someone.

At this moment Social Justice Warriors(SJW)are fanning out all across the South, Dixie, looking for anything that “smacks” of the Confederacy and claiming it to be offensive. People see these things each and everyday are not the least bit offended by them. They have no idea that they should be or have been offended, at least not until some carpetbagger tells them they should be offended. I was quite surprised when there was a song playing on my radio and a young man who heard it did not know what the song was, the song was Dixie’s Land or just Dixie as we call it. He would not have known it was Dixie had I not told him. You cant be offended by what you dont know. Some families have lived on the same street for years, there are even instances where their off-spring bought a home on the same street, and only just recently were offended. If they were offended by the name why the hell did they buy a home on that “awful” street with that “offensive” name?

So when did this new hatred of the Confederacy, the South, Dixie start? In all actuality it never stopped, it has always existed and always will. It could be hatred but it could also be jealousy.

Four years of war did not destroy the South, the South is still recovering. The re-construction years did more damage to the South than the war, the South is still recovering from that as well. The going has been long and slow. So what are we again entering re-construction? A new re-construction period(more on this later).

There was something from years back that went; Why do you boys still fight a war you lost back in 1865? The reply was; Why do you people keep shooting at us.

Now let us go to the events in Virginia this past week-end. You had a debate concerning the removal of a statue from a park. The park for years was known as Lee park, it is now known as Emancipation Park. You changed the name of the Park, but left the statue of General Lee where it stood. Now you want to remove the statue. You could have done both in the dark of night.

Let us go back in time. A time when the park was known as Lee park. Children from all walks of life played in that park, their parents took them there. Students from the local university went that Park, as did many tourists. Children played and students studied in that park, some in the shadow of the statue of Gen. Lee. Neither the name of the Park or the statue of Gen. Lee offended the first soul. I would bet that many a picture was taken in the presence of Gen. Lee, there may have even been proposals of marriage made in the presence of the General.

So what was it that caused the violence in Charlottesville? Everybody is looking to blame somebody, anybody or anything. There is certainly enough blame to go around. First up is the local government. You knew full well what was going to happen when you announced to the world that you were considering the removal of the statue of General Lee. You knew what would be descending on your town. First you would have people arriving to protest the removal of the statue. Second you knew there would be counter-protesters. Then you would have those that were spoiling for a fight, whether they be extreme right or extreme left(alt-right alt-left). You needed the extremes to show up. These events have a tendency of bring out the best in people and the worst in people. I do not understand the slow response from the VSP, nor do I judge them.

There were four casualties, the poor unfortunate girl who was run down, two Troopers that died in a helicopter crash and your city. My thought and prayers are with the families of the girl and the two troopers. Your city will recover her family and the families of the two troopers have suffered a loss that cant be recovered.

Now to you politicians. You needed the violence, you however did not expect fatalities. You will now use the death of the girl for sure and possibly the troopers to your advantage. Now you have to take down the statue, if for no other reason than to honor her and possibly them. You really are pathetic. You got what you wanted and again you did not care about the cost. You needed the drama, you counted on it and by golly you got it and your friends from the media were right there.

Lee(Emancipation)Park is not the only Park in your fair city. Anyone that was offended by the statue could have simply gone to a different Park.

Unfortunately these kinds of things will keep happening. Unfortunate for this Republic. Unfortunate for the South. Truly unfortunate for the victims. They will keep occurring as long as the politicians can “arrange” for extremes(right and left)to meet. The only winner in this equation is you and your agenda, that is all you care about.

When dont matter, Why matters. The New Reconstruction. They war years did not kill the South, though the damage and loss of life was great. The first Reconstruction did not kill the South, though the damage was great, politically and economically. The Culture of the South survived both, that is what the left is so pissed over. Now you seek to destroy Southern Culture with the Second Re-construction. You really do not understand Southern Culture. We seek to maintain and preserve our culture. We are not into multiculturalism.

Multiculturalism will lead to the destruction of this Republic. Historically multiculturalism has been the root cause of failure of the great republics. As long as the Southern culture stands and remains intact so will this Republic. There is no other section of this Republic that has retained its culture.

I could venture of into the realm of conspiracy theories, but I will not. I will however us a term that most everybody has heard, the New World Order. You can not have a New World Order until you dismantle(destroy)the Old World Order. Destruction and Reconstruction and if needed a Second Reconstruction. My question is what kind of New World do you envision?

That what was right in 1776 was right in 1861 and is still right today.

God Bless Dixie.
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Well excuse me

The republican leadership(if it can be called that with a straight face)in the Senate is about as useless as “milk dispensers” on a boar hog. The only thing they seem to be able to do is make excuses. Now it appears that President Trump has set his expectations to high. He actually expected to get things done. The justification for that remark, “He’s not from the political world and does not know how things work around D.C.”. Well I am not from around D.C. either but I am from around here, and around here a mans word is his bond. The politicians seem to have forgotten that little tidbit. You did make campaign promises, did you not. One of which was to repeal Obamacare, you said you would repeal Obamacare, you never said that we should not expect too much. You certainly never said that we should not expect you to repeal Obamacare.

It becomes more apparent by the day that a statement made in the past is true, “There is not a dimes worth of difference between the political parties”. The republicans are little more than Whigs, radical red republicans, the democrats are little more than socialists, radical red socialists. Both are for big government, a big centralized powerful government.

From this moment forward I will expect you to do nothing, my expectations of you and from you will be low, to the point of being non-existent. That way I will never be disappointed in you. If by some miracle you do get something done I will get more than I expected. Thanks for finally coming clean with us.

I am pretty much done with you republicans, at least on the national level. I will no longer put or help to put a pretend friend at my side. You Whigs are no friend to America or to me(socialists never are), though you pretend to be. You have proven that a pretend friend will turn on a dime. You may still wind up at my side but I will keep a wary eye one you. We still do pretty well with republicans(not as many pretend friends, Whigs)at the state level here in Florida, well but not great.

While I am here I might as well clear this up for the politicians and the talking heads. There is a special election coming up in the state of Alabama to fill a vacant senate seat. I have heard of it being referred to as Jeff Sessions seat. I would like to point this out, the Senate seat belongs to the state of Alabama, it does not and did not belong to Jeff Sessions. He was just the most recent occupant of that seat. For that matter there is no man or political party that can lay claim to any seat in Congress. The two Senate seats belong to the State, the seats in the House of Representatives belong to that District in that State. Choose wisely Alabama.

When and if the Convention of States convenes there are two things I would like to come from it. 1 The States Rights Initiative, including Nullification and if necessary Secession. 2 Repealing the 17th Amendment.

As long as I mentioned Nullification and Secession I might as well mention this. There is currently a petition going around here in Florida, a petition for the Secession of Florida from the federal union. A petition to place on the ballot for the citizens of Florida to decide to Seceded or not. An uphill struggle for sure but a worthy struggle. I must admit the Republic of Florida sounds pretty good. The movement in Florida is for real and the petition is for real.

On a side note as mentioned above this movement in Florida is real, unlike those who want out because they did not get the President they wanted(California). California and the rest have no chance unless Dixie goes first.

It is not just in Florida but all across the South. There are those of us who see the South as a defeated and occupied land. The Confederate States of America still exists. The Southern people and culture still exist.

God Bless Dixie
God Bless the Southern People and the Southern Culture.
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