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The Lesson America Can Learn From the Kansas City Royals

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As you all know, the Kansas City Royals lost the World Series last night.  They are being billed as a Cinderella story.  They came back from a 7-3 deficit against the Oakland Athletics to tie the game in the ninth inning and came back from a run down in extra innings to win the game.  They went on to sweep the LA Angels and the Baltimore Orioles.  In all three playoff series they were the underdogs.  In the World Series they were the underdogs again and this time they fell just short, losing by one run in the 7th and deciding game.

But my story isn’t really about baseball.  My story is about what used to make this country great.  So where do the Royals come in?  Simple.  They personify the America of my youth.  I just hope they can forgive me if I seem to to put them down or belittle them as it’s not my intention.  I confess I didn’t follow the team and I have little knowledge of what they did during the regular season.  Too often, we only notice a team when they win.

The Royals are by no means among the elite teams in the major leagues.  They barely made the playoffs.  They had not been in the World Series since 1985.  Their payroll ranks them 19th in the American League.  Every major leaguer has talent.  But the Royals do not have any of the players who are considered the upper echelon, although some of them surely have that potential.  But they have one ingredient that has always been essential to become champions.  They have an excellent work ethic and tons of heart.  They won’t beat you into the ground, but they can rip your heart out with their steady play and determination.

These guys pull on their work clothes day after day and win or lose, they leave everything on the field.  When they fail, it’s never for the lack of trying.  When they win, it’s more like they wore the opposition down than it is they drubbed them.  Win or lose, they show up the next day, working just as hard as they did the day before.  That’s their secret.  They show up.  In the formula of success, showing up is 95% of the ingredients.  Too often after someone achieves success, they fail to show up every single day.

In the America I remember growing up in, we were all Royals.  We showed up for work, we gave our employers their money’s worth.  We didn’t get offended every time we would be criticized for our work and instead Americans would work to improve.  We didn’t think think he or she owed us a living, but that was okay because we knew we could do that through hard work.  We didn’t think the government was our rich uncle, ready to shower us with food stamps and telephones.

Our country is hurting.  The efforts of the current administration have proved to be counterproductive.  We are ridiculed by almost every country in the world.  We are demoralized.  I remember another time when we were in a similar position.  Then along came Ronald Reagan, who not only salvaged our economy and gained respect for us throughout the world, he made us believe again.  That’s the other 5% in the formula for success.  We need to believe again.

We don’t have another Ronald Reagan, but we do have the Kansas City Royals.  If we just embrace their traits and mindset, we can return this country back to what we were years ago.  If we fall behind we need to just remain calm and keep working.  The Royals never panicked.  They just kept chipping away , confident that they could prevail.  They didn’t win the World Series, but San Francisco knew they had been in a fight and I am willing to bet they sighed with relief after the last out.

I will bet you everything I have that come April 6th 2015, opening day, the Royals will show up.  They will win or they will lose but you will see the best they have.    Now, if we can just get America to follow their example, we will be just fine.  That’s what makes America (and the Kansas City Royals) exceptional.

 

Why Kid Rock is a Hero

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You can judge people by the company they keep.  Sean Penn was a big fan of Hugo Chevez, who gave away billions to buy influence while his people starved and suffered:

 

But if you want to see a celebrity who is truly a hero, you need look no further than Kid Rock.  He has a reputation for being one of music’s bad boys.  But what he did recently was way above and beyond the call of duty.  A thirty year old man from Michigan recorded a video to Kid Rock, explaining why he was his biggest fan.  He then invited Kid to his birthday party.

On the night of his birthday, his family took him out to eat.  As he was celebrating wearing his favorite shirt with the Kid on it, he was surprised to see who showed up for the party.  It was the Kid.  Kid spent time talking with the man, Dan McGurk and then Kid presented McGurk with a Badass hat, a picture and a Badass guitar, which he signed for McGurk.  And that’s why he is a hero:

Wisconsin Democratic Governor Candidate Was Fired By Her Own Family

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Mary Burke, who is running against Scott Walker for the governorship of Wisconsin has been running on her business experience in which she claimed she increased sales of her family’s bike business overseas from 3 million to 50 million.  She then said that she was burned out by the stressful job and took off three months to recharge her batteries.  Apparently she inflated the numbers and her role in the success of the business.

Former Trek Bicycle employees including upper management have come forward to deny her claims.  In fact, one former high official of the bike company says Burke was fired by her own family because of piss poor performance.  She oversaw losses and she was hated by the employees who had several derogatory nicknames for her.

An article in the Wisconsin Reporter says:

“Burke apparently was fired by her own family following steep overseas financial losses and plummeting morale among Burke’s European sales staff.”

The reason her brother was forced to fire her for incompetence is because the entire European workforce threatened to quit if she wasn’t removed.  They complained that she was very hands off but would explode when a problem popped up.  She was bulletproof and the entire staff knew it.

Former employees also disputed her claim that she had increased sales from 3 million to 50 million.  (She used 60 million on a job application in the administration of former Governor Doyle)  According to employees, only two divisions were making a profit.  The UK where the sales office was well established and profitable before she arrived and the Japanese division, which she had nothing to do with.  The countries she oversaw lost money and ate up the profits coming from the UK.

Burke has been roundly criticized because almost her entire economic plan was plagiarized from other democrats.  Ironically, the candidates whom she plagiarized from all lost their elections.  The revelation that she was fired by her own family for incompetence may already be driving people away from her candidacy.  As of today, she is down by 7 points in the election.  She had been running only two points behind.

Blacks Say “Democrats Are Abusing Us”

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Some blacks in Chicago have had enough empty promises from “black leaders” and the democratic party.  Any elation that was displayed after the 2008 election of Barack Obama has faded, just like his promises.  Since taking office Obama has fought for illegal aliens, gays and government paid contraceptives and enough money to pay off his many large campaign donors.  In fact, he has worked against the blacks of America.  The republicans are no better.  That’s why blacks are talking about staying home rather than switching their votes to republicans.

Paul McKinley, who ran for the House of Representatives as a republican, trying to take the seat previously held by Jesse Jackson Jr after he was sent to prison explains:

“Who are the real oppressors in our community?  When you hear the words ‘black-on-black crime,’ the first thing you think of is a black man robbing you, a black man breaking in your house. And that is a black-on-black crime. But let’s take it one step further. There’s a black-on-black crime down in city hall, there’s a black-on-black crime down in all the state capitals in America, where black folks are voting against our interests!”

“They’re not pushing a black agenda.  They’re not pushing a family agenda. They’re pushing a neo-liberal agenda. … Black leadership is abusing us! The Democratic Party is abusing us.”

McKinley said the only thing the democrats have offered the black community is abortion on demand.  Hell, the KKK would gladly give them the same thing.

Another man in Chicago, Mark Carter went even further:

“They force us into a life of welfare. We don’t want no welfare! We want opportunities to go to work. We want opportunities to own businesses.”

Carter said that it’s amazing that the democrats can get blacks to vote for them in astonishing numbers at the same time they are destroying them, politically and economically.

Joseph Watkins is even more direct:

“Most of these people are homeless, living in the street, and it’s because of you, Mr. President.”

 

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Man Shoots Smith and Wesson for the First Time Gets Unexpected Surprise

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A man shot a .500 Smith and Wesson for the first time and then found himself running for safety.  A target was placed against a treee and the man fired, hitting his mark, when the friend who was operating the video camera shouted:

“Watch out! Move! Move!  Oh sh**!”

Here is the video that’s going viral:

50 Years Later, Reagan Still Has It Right

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Fifty years ago today, Ronald Reagan delivered one of his most important and foresighted speeches, the “A Time for Choosing” speech, delivered October 27th 1964.  It was just before the election of 1964 and the concerns he had then are the same as we have today, except democrats are long gone and only the refuse from the American Communist Party is left to carry on.  As you read his speech, think about how relevant his words are today:

Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you and good evening. The sponsor has been identified, but unlike most television programs, the performer hasn’t been provided with a script. As a matter of fact, I have been permitted to choose my own words and discuss my own ideas regarding the choice that we face in the next few weeks.

I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I recently have seen fit to follow another course. I believe that the issues confronting us cross party lines. Now, one side in this campaign has been telling us that the issues of this election are the maintenance of peace and prosperity. The line has been used, “We’ve never had it so good.”

But I have an uncomfortable feeling that this prosperity isn’t something on which we can base our hopes for the future. No nation in history has ever survived a tax burden that reached a third of its national income. Today, 37 cents out of every dollar earned in this country is the tax collector’s share, and yet our government continues to spend 17 million dollars a day more than the government takes in. We haven’t balanced our budget 28 out of the last 34 years. We’ve raised our debt limit three times in the last twelve months, and now our national debt is one and a half times bigger than all the combined debts of all the nations of the world. We have 15 billion dollars in gold in our treasury; we don’t own an ounce. Foreign dollar claims are 27.3 billion dollars. And we’ve just had announced that the dollar of 1939 will now purchase 45 cents in its total value.

As for the peace that we would preserve, I wonder who among us would like to approach the wife or mother whose husband or son has died in South Vietnam and ask them if they think this is a peace that should be maintained indefinitely. Do they mean peace, or do they mean we just want to be left in peace? There can be no real peace while one American is dying some place in the world for the rest of us. We’re at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it’s been said if we lose that war, and in so doing lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening. Well I think it’s time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers.

Not too long ago, two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, and in the midst of his story one of my friends turned to the other and said, “We don’t know how lucky we are.” And the Cuban stopped and said, “How lucky you are? I had someplace to escape to.” And in that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.

And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except the sovereign people, is still the newest and the most unique idea in all the long history of man’s relation to man.

This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.

You and I are told increasingly we have to choose between a left or right. Well I’d like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There’s only an up or down—[up] man’s old—old-aged dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. And regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course.

In this vote-harvesting time, they use terms like the “Great Society,” or as we were told a few days ago by the President, we must accept a greater government activity in the affairs of the people. But they’ve been a little more explicit in the past and among themselves; and all of the things I now will quote have appeared in print. These are not Republican accusations. For example, they have voices that say, “The cold war will end through our acceptance of a not undemocratic socialism.” Another voice says, “The profit motive has become outmoded. It must be replaced by the incentives of the welfare state.” Or, “Our traditional system of individual freedom is incapable of solving the complex problems of the 20th century.” Senator Fullbright has said at Stanford University that the Constitution is outmoded. He referred to the President as “our moral teacher and our leader,” and he says he is “hobbled in his task by the restrictions of power imposed on him by this antiquated document.” He must “be freed,” so that he “can do for us” what he knows “is best.” And Senator Clark of Pennsylvania, another articulate spokesman, defines liberalism as “meeting the material needs of the masses through the full power of centralized government.”

Well, I, for one, resent it when a representative of the people refers to you and me, the free men and women of this country, as “the masses.” This is a term we haven’t applied to ourselves in America. But beyond that, “the full power of centralized government”—this was the very thing the Founding Fathers sought to minimize. They knew that governments don’t control things. A government can’t control the economy without controlling people. And they know when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. They also knew, those Founding Fathers, that outside of its legitimate functions, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector of the economy.

Now, we have no better example of this than government’s involvement in the farm economy over the last 30 years. Since 1955, the cost of this program has nearly doubled. One-fourth of farming in America is responsible for 85 percent of the farm surplus. Three-fourths of farming is out on the free market and has known a 21 percent increase in the per capita consumption of all its produce. You see, that one-fourth of farming—that’s regulated and controlled by the federal government. In the last three years we’ve spent 43 dollars in the feed grain program for every dollar bushel of corn we don’t grow.

Senator Humphrey last week charged that Barry Goldwater, as President, would seek to eliminate farmers. He should do his homework a little better, because he’ll find out that we’ve had a decline of 5 million in the farm population under these government programs. He’ll also find that the Democratic administration has sought to get from Congress [an] extension of the farm program to include that three-fourths that is now free. He’ll find that they’ve also asked for the right to imprison farmers who wouldn’t keep books as prescribed by the federal government. The Secretary of Agriculture asked for the right to seize farms through condemnation and resell them to other individuals. And contained in that same program was a provision that would have allowed the federal government to remove 2 million farmers from the soil.

At the same time, there’s been an increase in the Department of Agriculture employees. There’s now one for every 30 farms in the United States, and still they can’t tell us how 66 shiploads of grain headed for Austria disappeared without a trace and Billie Sol Estes never left shore.

Every responsible farmer and farm organization has repeatedly asked the government to free the farm economy, but how—who are farmers to know what’s best for them? The wheat farmers voted against a wheat program. The government passed it anyway. Now the price of bread goes up; the price of wheat to the farmer goes down.

Meanwhile, back in the city, under urban renewal the assault on freedom carries on. Private property rights [are] so diluted that public interest is almost anything a few government planners decide it should be. In a program that takes from the needy and gives to the greedy, we see such spectacles as in Cleveland, Ohio, a million-and-a-half-dollar building completed only three years ago must be destroyed to make way for what government officials call a “more compatible use of the land.” The President tells us he’s now going to start building public housing units in the thousands, where heretofore we’ve only built them in the hundreds. But FHA [Federal Housing Authority] and the Veterans Administration tell us they have 120,000 housing units they’ve taken back through mortgage foreclosure. For three decades, we’ve sought to solve the problems of unemployment through government planning, and the more the plans fail, the more the planners plan. The latest is the Area Redevelopment Agency.

They’ve just declared Rice County, Kansas, a depressed area. Rice County, Kansas, has two hundred oil wells, and the 14,000 people there have over 30 million dollars on deposit in personal savings in their banks. And when the government tells you you’re depressed, lie down and be depressed.

We have so many people who can’t see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one. So they’re going to solve all the problems of human misery through government and government planning. Well, now, if government planning and welfare had the answer—and they’ve had almost 30 years of it—shouldn’t we expect government to read the score to us once in a while? Shouldn’t they be telling us about the decline each year in the number of people needing help? The reduction in the need for public housing?

But the reverse is true. Each year the need grows greater; the program grows greater. We were told four years ago that 17 million people went to bed hungry each night. Well that was probably true. They were all on a diet. But now we’re told that 9.3 million families in this country are poverty-stricken on the basis of earning less than 3,000 dollars a year. Welfare spending [is] 10 times greater than in the dark depths of the Depression. We’re spending 45 billion dollars on welfare. Now do a little arithmetic, and you’ll find that if we divided the 45 billion dollars up equally among those 9 million poor families, we’d be able to give each family 4,600 dollars a year. And this added to their present income should eliminate poverty. Direct aid to the poor, however, is only running only about 600 dollars per family. It would seem that someplace there must be some overhead.

Now—so now we declare “war on poverty,” or “You, too, can be a Bobby Baker.” Now do they honestly expect us to believe that if we add 1 billion dollars to the 45 billion we’re spending, one more program to the 30-odd we have—and remember, this new program doesn’t replace any, it just duplicates existing programs—do they believe that poverty is suddenly going to disappear by magic? Well, in all fairness I should explain there is one part of the new program that isn’t duplicated. This is the youth feature. We’re now going to solve the dropout problem, juvenile delinquency, by reinstituting something like the old CCC camps [Civilian Conservation Corps], and we’re going to put our young people in these camps. But again we do some arithmetic, and we find that we’re going to spend each year just on room and board for each young person we help 4,700 dollars a year. We can send them to Harvard for 2,700! Course, don’t get me wrong. I’m not suggesting Harvard is the answer to juvenile delinquency.

But seriously, what are we doing to those we seek to help? Not too long ago, a judge called me here in Los Angeles. He told me of a young woman who’d come before him for a divorce. She had six children, was pregnant with her seventh. Under his questioning, she revealed her husband was a laborer earning 250 dollars a month. She wanted a divorce to get an 80 dollar raise. She’s eligible for 330 dollars a month in the Aid to Dependent Children Program. She got the idea from two women in her neighborhood who’d already done that very thing.

Yet anytime you and I question the schemes of the do-gooders, we’re denounced as being against their humanitarian goals. They say we’re always “against” things—we’re never “for” anything.

Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.

Now—we’re for a provision that destitution should not follow unemployment by reason of old age, and to that end we’ve accepted Social Security as a step toward meeting the problem.

But we’re against those entrusted with this program when they practice deception regarding its fiscal shortcomings, when they charge that any criticism of the program means that we want to end payments to those people who depend on them for a livelihood. They’ve called it “insurance” to us in a hundred million pieces of literature. But then they appeared before the Supreme Court and they testified it was a welfare program. They only use the term “insurance” to sell it to the people. And they said Social Security dues are a tax for the general use of the government, and the government has used that tax. There is no fund, because Robert Byers, the actuarial head, appeared before a congressional committee and admitted that Social Security as of this moment is 298 billion dollars in the hole. But he said there should be no cause for worry because as long as they have the power to tax, they could always take away from the people whatever they needed to bail them out of trouble. And they’re doing just that.

A young man, 21 years of age, working at an average salary—his Social Security contribution would, in the open market, buy him an insurance policy that would guarantee 220 dollars a month at age 65. The government promises 127. He could live it up until he’s 31 and then take out a policy that would pay more than Social Security. Now are we so lacking in business sense that we can’t put this program on a sound basis, so that people who do require those payments will find they can get them when they’re due—that the cupboard isn’t bare?

Barry Goldwater thinks we can.

At the same time, can’t we introduce voluntary features that would permit a citizen who can do better on his own to be excused upon presentation of evidence that he had made provision for the non-earning years? Should we not allow a widow with children to work, and not lose the benefits supposedly paid for by her deceased husband? Shouldn’t you and I be allowed to declare who our beneficiaries will be under this program, which we cannot do? I think we’re for telling our senior citizens that no one in this country should be denied medical care because of a lack of funds. But I think we’re against forcing all citizens, regardless of need, into a compulsory government program, especially when we have such examples, as was announced last week, when France admitted that their Medicare program is now bankrupt. They’ve come to the end of the road.

In addition, was Barry Goldwater so irresponsible when he suggested that our government give up its program of deliberate, planned inflation, so that when you do get your Social Security pension, a dollar will buy a dollar’s worth, and not 45 cents worth?

I think we’re for an international organization, where the nations of the world can seek peace. But I think we’re against subordinating American interests to an organization that has become so structurally unsound that today you can muster a two-thirds vote on the floor of the General Assembly among nations that represent less than 10 percent of the world’s population. I think we’re against the hypocrisy of assailing our allies because here and there they cling to a colony, while we engage in a conspiracy of silence and never open our mouths about the millions of people enslaved in the Soviet colonies in the satellite nations.

I think we’re for aiding our allies by sharing of our material blessings with those nations which share in our fundamental beliefs, but we’re against doling out money government to government, creating bureaucracy, if not socialism, all over the world. We set out to help 19 countries. We’re helping 107. We’ve spent 146 billion dollars. With that money, we bought a 2 million dollar yacht for Haile Selassie. We bought dress suits for Greek undertakers, extra wives for Kenya[n] government officials. We bought a thousand TV sets for a place where they have no electricity. In the last six years, 52 nations have bought 7 billion dollars worth of our gold, and all 52 are receiving foreign aid from this country.

No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. So governments’ programs, once launched, never disappear.

Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.

Federal employees—federal employees number two and a half million; and federal, state, and local, one out of six of the nation’s work force employed by government. These proliferating bureaus with their thousands of regulations have cost us many of our constitutional safeguards. How many of us realize that today federal agents can invade a man’s property without a warrant? They can impose a fine without a formal hearing, let alone a trial by jury? And they can seize and sell his property at auction to enforce the payment of that fine. In Chico County, Arkansas, James Wier over-planted his rice allotment. The government obtained a 17,000 dollar judgment. And a U.S. marshal sold his 960-acre farm at auction. The government said it was necessary as a warning to others to make the system work.

Last February 19th at the University of Minnesota, Norman Thomas, six-times candidate for President on the Socialist Party ticket, said, “If Barry Goldwater became President, he would stop the advance of socialism in the United States.” I think that’s exactly what he will do.

But as a former Democrat, I can tell you Norman Thomas isn’t the only man who has drawn this parallel to socialism with the present administration, because back in 1936, Mr. Democrat himself, Al Smith, the great American, came before the American people and charged that the leadership of his Party was taking the Party of Jefferson, Jackson, and Cleveland down the road under the banners of Marx, Lenin, and Stalin. And he walked away from his Party, and he never returned til the day he died—because to this day, the leadership of that Party has been taking that Party, that honorable Party, down the road in the image of the labor Socialist Party of England.

Now it doesn’t require expropriation or confiscation of private property or business to impose socialism on a people. What does it mean whether you hold the deed to the—or the title to your business or property if the government holds the power of life and death over that business or property? And such machinery already exists. The government can find some charge to bring against any concern it chooses to prosecute. Every businessman has his own tale of harassment. Somewhere a perversion has taken place. Our natural, unalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation of government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment.

Our Democratic opponents seem unwilling to debate these issues. They want to make you and I believe that this is a contest between two men—that we’re to choose just between two personalities.

Well what of this man that they would destroy—and in destroying, they would destroy that which he represents, the ideas that you and I hold dear? Is he the brash and shallow and trigger-happy man they say he is? Well I’ve been privileged to know him “when.” I knew him long before he ever dreamed of trying for high office, and I can tell you personally I’ve never known a man in my life I believed so incapable of doing a dishonest or dishonorable thing.

This is a man who, in his own business before he entered politics, instituted a profit-sharing plan before unions had ever thought of it. He put in health and medical insurance for all his employees. He took 50 percent of the profits before taxes and set up a retirement program, a pension plan for all his employees. He sent monthly checks for life to an employee who was ill and couldn’t work. He provides nursing care for the children of mothers who work in the stores. When Mexico was ravaged by the floods in the Rio Grande, he climbed in his airplane and flew medicine and supplies down there.

An ex-GI told me how he met him. It was the week before Christmas during the Korean War, and he was at the Los Angeles airport trying to get a ride home to Arizona for Christmas. And he said that [there were] a lot of servicemen there and no seats available on the planes. And then a voice came over the loudspeaker and said, “Any men in uniform wanting a ride to Arizona, go to runway such-and-such,” and they went down there, and there was a fellow named Barry Goldwater sitting in his plane. Every day in those weeks before Christmas, all day long, he’d load up the plane, fly it to Arizona, fly them to their homes, fly back over to get another load.

During the hectic split-second timing of a campaign, this is a man who took time out to sit beside an old friend who was dying of cancer. His campaign managers were understandably impatient, but he said, “There aren’t many left who care what happens to her. I’d like her to know I care.” This is a man who said to his 19-year-old son, “There is no foundation like the rock of honesty and fairness, and when you begin to build your life on that rock, with the cement of the faith in God that you have, then you have a real start.” This is not a man who could carelessly send other people’s sons to war. And that is the issue of this campaign that makes all the other problems I’ve discussed academic, unless we realize we’re in a war that must be won.

Those who would trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state have told us they have a utopian solution of peace without victory. They call their policy “accommodation.” And they say if we’ll only avoid any direct confrontation with the enemy, he’ll forget his evil ways and learn to love us. All who oppose them are indicted as warmongers. They say we offer simple answers to complex problems. Well, perhaps there is a simple answer—not an easy answer—but simple: If you and I have the courage to tell our elected officials that we want our national policy based on what we know in our hearts is morally right.

We cannot buy our security, our freedom from the threat of the bomb by committing an immorality so great as saying to a billion human beings now enslaved behind the Iron Curtain, “Give up your dreams of freedom because to save our own skins, we’re willing to make a deal with your slave masters.” Alexander Hamilton said, “A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.” Now let’s set the record straight. There’s no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there’s only one guaranteed way you can have peace—and you can have it in the next second—surrender.

Admittedly, there’s a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson of history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face—that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight or surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand—the ultimatum. And what then—when Nikita Khrushchev has told his people he knows what our answer will be? He has told them that we’re retreating under the pressure of the Cold War, and someday when the time comes to deliver the final ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary, because by that time we will have been weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this because from our side he’s heard voices pleading for “peace at any price” or “better Red than dead,” or as one commentator put it, he’d rather “live on his knees than die on his feet.” And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don’t speak for the rest of us.

You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin—just in the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard ’round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn’t die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well it’s a simple answer after all.

You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, “There is a price we will not pay.” “There is a point beyond which they must not advance.” And this—this is the meaning in the phrase of Barry Goldwater’s “peace through strength.” Winston Churchill said, “The destiny of man is not measured by material computations. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we’re spirits—not animals.” And he said, “There’s something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.”

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.

We’ll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.

We will keep in mind and remember that Barry Goldwater has faith in us. He has faith that you and I have the ability and the dignity and the right to make our own decisions and determine our own destiny.

Thank you very much.

Grandfather Takes on Three Would be Thieves

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Three men broke into a house bent on robbing the occupants.  This was on Monday night in Lumberton, NC.  Two of the men knocked on the door of a house where a man, his wife and 17 year old granddaughter lived.  All three men were armed and their heads were covered with ski masks and they were wearing gloves.  They grabbed the man and his wife and they took them to the back of the house where they demanded money.

The 67 year old grandfather was cooperating right up until the three decided they were going to gang rape the granddaughter.  The man either had a gun in the safe or nearby and he shot all three men but was shot himself in the process.  He has had surgery and is currently in critical condition according to a woman who describes herself as a relative of the grandfather.

Two of the would be robbers appeared in a hospital emergency room to be treated for gunshot wounds.  Police found the third man dead in the Cadillac they stole from the grandfather.  The dead man has been identified as Jamie Lee Faison.

Jamie Lee Faison in a Facebook photo (Source: WBTW)

 

The other two have been identified as Brandon Carver Stephens and Jamar Hawkins.  Both men had to be airlifted to another hospital and their condition has not been released at the time of this writing.

Every day we see examples like this where victims turn the table on armed criminals.  Had the grandfather not been armed his granddaughter would have been violated and in all likelihood, they would have killed all three of them.  This is exactly why the Second Amendment must be preserved at all costs.  As dedicated as the police are, they cannot be everywhere at all times and in cases such as this, they don’t even know there was a crime until it’s reported afterward or the bodies of the victims are discovered.  If it comes down to the victims or felons, I’ll side with the victims.

Indiana Town Plans to Seize Homes for Just $6,000

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Charleston, Ind. is planning on confiscating homes for a paltry $6,000 each.  The city claims the homes and the neighborhood is blighted.  The houses were built by the Army in the 1940s for temporary housing of military personnel.  But this is not Detroit we are talking about.  The following picture is of an actual house the city wants to pay $6,000 for:

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I wish I could buy a house like this for just $6,000.  I’d even go as high as $8,000.

The city wants to tear down 350 of these houses to make way in order to make way for new development.  The house in the above picture is owned by David and Ellen Keith and they have lived in the house for 36 years.  Imagine having to sell the house and buying another one.  Of course buying is probably out of the question so they would have to rent an apartment.  After they pay movers to take all of their possessions to a new place, there would be little left.  And anyone who took out a home mortgage loan could very well owe more money than the city will pay them.

There was a court case in 2005 that went all the way to SCOTUS and in a 5-4 ruling (Liberals owned the court 5-4 then) declared that cities could take houses using imminent domain and then turn the land over to commercial interests.  After that ruling the state legislature passed a series of laws making that type of seizure illegal.  This does not deter Mayor Bob Hall.  He is moving ahead with his plans, although there are signs he is not getting the support from the state government, he is expecting to pay for the houses.

Hall submitted a 17,000 page application for state funds from the Indiana’s Blight Elimination Program back in June of this year.  The state was supposed to come out in July to review the neighborhood.  As of October 24th, that has still not happened.  This could be because state law says the declaration of imminent domain must fulfill two requirements.  First, the property must be used for public use.  But this plan turns over the land mto private developers.  And second, the homeowners must be fairly compensated.  Even if the developers kick in money, it is doubtful they could fill this requirement.

This same tactic was used in New London, Ct and approved by a liberal Supreme Court.  The homes were seized and torn down in 2005.  That land now sits empty with no plans to develop it.

 

 

 

 

The Skillful Sleuth in the Night Chicago Died

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It’s been a while since I last heard from that great patriot, the Skillful Sleuth, but here he is once again in a riveting tale from the White House.

 

Obama:  I’m convinced that the reason I’m making no headway in gun confiscation…errr..gun control is that my hometown of Chicago has such high crime rate.

Rahm:  Our crime rate isn’t really that high.  It’s just a vicious rumor that was started by 3 million disgruntled victims.

Obama:  Well, then, we need to change the perception of a high crime rate.  What do you suggest?

Rahm:  I am asking for 10,000 volunteers to patrol the streets.  I just have to figure out how to pay for it.

Biden:  Maybe you could televise it as Survivor Chicago.

In Unison:  Shut up, Joe!!!

Harry Reid:  “This war is lost, the surge is not accomplishing anything.”

Biden:  What we need  “is to maintain a united Chicago by decentralizing it, giving each ethno-religious group … room to run its own affairs, while leaving the central government in charge of common interests.”

In Unison:  Shut up, Joe!!!

Pelosi:  Personally, I am tired of trading blood for deep dish pizza.  I think we should redeploy the police from Chicago to St Louis.

Carney:  I hear that George Bush has close friends in the pizza business.

Reid:  And I received a call from a friend about Papa John.  “Harry, he didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years.”“He didn’t pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain.  But obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?”

Biden:  He doesn’t pay his taxes???  How dare he?   He’s not even a democrat!!!

In Unison:  Shut up, Joe!!!

Stephanie Cutter:  Let’s blame it on Cheney.  We can say that all these people who are shooting up Chicago are cult fans of the man who shot his friend in the face.

Biden:  Let’s loan the guy we use to calculate the national unemployment rate to Chicago.

In Unison:  Shut up, Joe!!!

Bomb Syria Now!!!

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I have been arguing against intervention in Syria.  I haven’t thought that it’s wise to replace even the most despicable ruler in favor of Al Qaeda.  But after much soul searching and listening to the arguments of the liberals, I have changed my mind.  No, I didn’t buy the argument that we need to intervene just because sarin gas was set off.  We don’t even really know who set it off.  I don’t think we are the policemen to the world, and I certainly don’t believe the liberals possess the moral authority to engage in nation building.  After all, the did so poorly in Iran, Egypt, and Libya.

1429 killed in gas attacks in Ghouta, Syria?  426 children?  Why does that bother the democrats?  They overlooked the thousands killed in Halabja, Iraq by Saddam Hussein.  And 75% of those killed were women and children.  So I ask you, “What difference does it make?”

Then the liberals hit on a new line of attack.  They now claim it doesn’t matter if Assad ordered the attack or not.  As ruler of the country, it’s his responsibility and he must be punished.  Now that changes everything in my mind and I say bomb them.  The argument is over.  The case is closed and I don’t want to hear another word about it.

Now, let’s talk about Fast and Furious, the IRS scandal, the NHS, Benghazi, and a few other choice topics.  And remember, it doesn’t matter whether we have any proof he ordered any of these attacks on life and liberty.  He’s the ruler of the country, right?


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