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June 21, 2011

Libya – Teamwork?

Filed under: america,current events,opinion,politics,war — Penrod @ 8:28 AM
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Humble Pie – for the sake of sanity

When Libya cried out for international help against Gaddafi’s atrocities ongoing, the USA, in historic manner, answered the call.  This was a clear-cut involvement as the mission was to stop human suffering.  Add to that, the Freedom Fighters’ underlying desire to become a democratic nation.  Then Obama decided ‘midstream’ to try some namby-pamby game-playing, by telling an unready NATO:  It’s your turn to do something. He couldn’t have sent out a worse message to the entire world – that the USA has become undecided and unreliable.  This has to end.  We need to re-take command of the situation and terminate Gaddafi’s rule.

This will, at least, bring immediate peace to Libya, and give the people and their representative NTC a chance to work on their future.  It is the best and only way for the USA  to get out of Libya.  To do otherwise will only cost more in money and lives as uncertainty drags on.  The worst case is that Gaddafi regains control and resumes a certain path of revenge, torture, rape, and murder with a new vigour.

Obama needs to eat humble pie and approach Congress with a clear-cut plan, and present himself as a team player – if only once.  Then, odds are, Congress will view that as the ‘best’ plan and agree.  And then we can remove ourselves from at least one problem.

May 13, 2011

The Coming Fight For American Freedom

Filed under: america,election,liberty,opinion — Penrod @ 1:23 PM
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We are the future of America….

You may realize that we are entering into a political fight like none other in our lifetime.  You are likely concerned about what the future holds for America.  Like you, I am worried where the USA is headed.  Consider me just a common citizen who is very, very frightened over what I see going on around me.  So frightened, that I feel a need “write out” about what scares me.  I would claim insight and knowledge in doing so, but more likely, this sharing effort is based solely on instinct.

Have you seen the signs that this political fight will more akin to war, rather than simply a normal election cycle?  Do you realize that your well being, livelihood or very life may be at stake?  Are you prepared to see our country fall the way of 1934 Germany?  Realize, that the current Administration is already attacking our USA on a hundred different fronts simultaneously.  “They” have brazenly told us that we will be “dictated to”.  For instance, Obama’s friend – Zillionaire George Soros has been quoted as saying that he is devoting his life to the “destruction of America”.  Obama’s longtime Pasteur, the Rev Wright has preached: “God Damn America”.  Obama is a known “social organizer”.  Obama’s recent insulting speech at the border shows that he ridicules the very Constitution he swore to uphold.  Obama’s appointing of a “Czar Army” is in violation of the Constitution, yet he dismisses any protest as not being worth his time.  And on, and on.  I am sure you can think of many more examples of his “small irregularities” that do not “directly affect me” types of things.  Oh, but they do.

Once there was a people who believed that all “this will pass”, “they will tire of it”, and “all will return to normal”.  What followed were the forced-labor camps and genocide in Europe, as history attests.  Europe, – in fact – the world, did not believe that a madman of small stature would boldly attempt to take over (against all odds) his country, and drive it into tyranny. Yet, because of his boundless ambition, as well as the lackadaisical attitudes of those watching, he did /just/ that, and he went on to threaten half of the world.   As I see it, and from what I’ve seen, we will not be heard by this Administration, no matter how just our cause, or how strong we protest.  “They” have already taken off the hockey gloves and told us it is “game on”.  Be very concerned – no – be afraid.

But what can we do?  The answer is clear.  We do just as our strong predecessors did at the creation of America – we unite.  No, not necessarily by political party, but as a group of law abiding, God-fearing Americans.  We, who believe what the Declaration of Independence stood for.  We, who want our inspired Constitution followed.  Remember that we first – are individuals.  We must not put our fates into the hands of politicians.  Although many of them mean well, lack of positive results is the usual outcome.  Some use the excuse that “their hands are tied”.  Some are simply incompetent, or worse, they are “wind sniffers” who blend in with their peers.  I consider them cowards and, yes, traitors.  On a daily basis, they do not uphold the oath-of-office they swore to uphold.  And the worst among these, care only for their own profit and fame – at our cost.  Remember, if a politician is doing nothing to help you – then he/she is against you.  It is /that/ simple.

What then,  must we do in order to stem our march over a cliff?  DO NOT IDLE.  Without wasting another second, we should to begin to take action.  We need to take our collective “individualism” and unite with other dedicated American citizens to form a larger and larger body with like values and purpose.  We must demand to have America returned to us.  We need to “read the riot act” to those representing us.  Make them know that we are their employer, and they are not being supported out of kindness.  Tell them that we have rights, and they, along with us, have a duty to preserve those rights.  Regardless, do not rely on a favorable 2012 election result  to solve our problems.  It will take a lot of continued effort to put America back on the tracks.

So, become a group – and prepare to battle back – “measure for measure”, whatever it takes.  Where, when, or how we will come together, is not clear at the moment.   But as surely as green grass grows – with one strong blade next to another, and another – we must become a true “Grass Roots” force, ready to take action.  We should follow our favored ‘social outlets’ and blogs.  Obviously, do not trust the news media for more than weather reports.  They will either be in lockstep with “His Administration”, or they will be afraid to “ruffle feathers”.  We need to become creative in how we correspond, and how we source our news.  Have faith, and realize that none of us is alone in this.  This is our country.  We have a right to live here with dignity, and with liberty.  We are a good and patriotic people who love the United States of America,  and we shall prevail.

This writing is intended as a part of that mentioned ‘social outlet’ – Please refer others.

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