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Rodriguez: Gov Haley’s Immigration Remarks

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said in her response comments to Pres. Obama’s SOTU address, that immigrants have becoming to America to live the American dream. 
She said…“During anxious times it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country. At the same time that does not mean we just flat-out open our borders. We can’t do that.”
The key phrase is “abide by our laws” because from the very moment that an immigrant enters the country ILLEGALLY, they have failed to live the American Dream. You cannot enter someone’s home through a window or a backdoor without an invitation, and expect to be welcomed. 
Gov. Haley is either trying to comprise with “open-borders” leftists, or trying to take a swipe at those of us who want stiffer immigration controls with her comments. 
What part of the word ILLEGAL doesn’t Gov. Haley understand? 
George Rodriguez
Elconservador.net

 

Witt: God Bless Americans

With all the talk about seceding, I’d like to give my understanding, and prediction to what will most likely happen to the American union in the next fifty years. This is natural evolution. One mistake that governments make is drawing lines. It happened in the Middle East. The powers that were drew straight lines and said, “This is Iraq, this is Syria, Egypt,” and so forth and so on without any consideration of tribal loyalties, family, religious differences, or politics of the inhabitants therein. Just turn on CNN if you want to see how well this worked. When the thirteen colonies sued for independence from England, their borders had been defined by the common interests of the settlers who had been there since the pilgrims set foot on Plymouth Rock. As manifest destiny “manifested” itself, the states that came about west of the Mississippi were more “straight line,” than natural. Texas and Utah are prime examples. Brigham Young had a vastly different vision of “Deseret” its boundaries included Utah, Nevada, and parts of New Mexico, Arizona, Oregon, California, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado. Young had it set up with the capitol being in Salt Lake City, of course he would be the governor, and the form of government would be a Theodemocracy. The US “defined” that to conform to what they considered to be a more feasible layout.

Texas had the same problem. The original Republic of Texas was not the manicured track of land we see today.  While not being as adventurous as the Mormon plan, it was still considerably larger than the Lone Star State we find today. Imagine a saber tooth tiger reduced to Tony the tiger, and the US Government thought that was greeeeeaaaaat! The original boundaries were arrived at by people with a common interest. In spite of the reformed lines defining Utah, Mormon influence is most certainly evident in the population inhabiting the region today. It does not stop at the borders imposed by congress! Cattle and oil are very disrespectful of the modern borders of Texas. Manual adjustments will never coincide with natural lay of the land.

As we all know, the American government has been overreaching for years, and part of this is because of the artificial definitions of who’s who, and what’s what. Most of the time Federal mandates, and decisions are mandatory, and arbitrary. States make laws, but why? All Uncle Sam has to do is make His law, and the state legislature becomes a complete waste of time. K. C. Massey can carry a gun under Texas law, Sammy says, “No,” K. C. goes to jail. Someone can fire up a joint in Malibu, DEA doesn’t like it, guy gets arrested and has a criminal record. Fundamentalist Mormon wants to marry twin sisters and the Fed can’t seem to find the ink to put one more square on a tax form. See where this is going, folks?

The Ottoman Empire had a pretty good run. Then, one day, someone in Turkey issued an edict, and people in a land far, far away said, “We ain’t gonna do that,” and the Empire didn’t really have the muscle to enforce the act. Slowly, but surely more and more people around the Empire began to stand up, and before long, there was still an Ottoman Empire, but it was kind of like being a Mason. All hat and no cattle. This will be the destiny of what you know as the United States.

The Fed has a choice; let nature take its course, or declare war on its entire people. The Beltway against everybody else. This won’t be North vs South, black against white, Baptists against Methodists, this will be “us” against “them,” them being the elite that have set up royalty to rule over us. Uh, they’re going to lose. In every civilization the people will only take so much before they rise up and call a halt to the whole thing. (Did someone say, “Tea Party?”) The end will come. The only variable is what forms after this event. The United States will dissolve into “regions,” of people with a common history, and common interests. Texas will produce cattle and oil, the Midwest will grow wheat, and California, well, we all know what California will be growing. These regions will have free trade, and common language, and most likely a common currency. Unfortunately there will not be any room for something like the Federal Reserve because the economy will most likely be based on things like gold, silver and oil. The Federal Reserve is based on toilette paper.

Now, of course, the former United States, i.e. being just Washington D. C. by then, will kick, and scream, and sling snot, but they will be just like the Ottoman Empire. This is not to say these regions will not come together during times of need to face a common problem. Someone knocks a couple of buildings down in New York, the regions form an Army, go over there, blow up their country, and then come home. Let themput their country back together and don’t knock down any of our buildings again.

There won’t be any more telling Texas how much oil it can produce, or sending Kansas wheat to Syria, or worrying about what Russia is up to. This will be a true American Union with the interests of each region being centered on that particular region. The interests of people in El Paso will be closer to those of people in Santa Fe, than those of people in New York, but the New Yorkers will still eat steak! If you want to smoke a joint, and marry your same sex friend just don’t go to Deseret, go to California and live the dream. Don’t be a Muslim advocating Sharia Law. These regions will be very steadfast in what they subscribe to, and unfortunately foreign governments (and that’s what Sharia Law is, folks) imposing their will upon an unwilling people will not be tolerated.

Can’t happen, you say? All you liberals out there cite the power of the Government? The power of the government is the people. Five hundred and thirty five arrogant fools cannot dictate to three hundred million citizens. Liberals crack me up. They depend upon a huge government to impose their ideas on the masses. True freedom comes from the people, and when those people get a taste of real freedom it’s gonna get bad. I’m not saying this birth of a nation will be without pain. I’m saying that hopefully, conservative common sense will prevail, and conservative minded people will see that there is more benefit in forming a new understanding that tearing up the entire nation trying to preserve a system that is nowhere near what the founding fathers had in mind in the first place. The world will be watching as cars come rolling out of Detroit, rib eyes out of Texas, and avocados out of California. The quality of American goods will go back up because this will make America Great Again! God bless America? No! God bless Americans!

Simple Ol’ Boy From Austin

Witt: The Next Bullet

Today President Obama launched into a speech about gun control, yet again. I, personally believe the tears were real. I also believe he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Let me give you a very simple fact. He cited Sandy Hook, Columbine, and the recent shootings, as well as continued violence in Chicago. Tell me, what do all mass shootings have in common? The victims were not armed. They were sheep. They hid, or ran, and hoped for the best. Even Fort Hood. Combat soldiers, forced to go without even side arms, waiting like school children for the next bullet.

Some things look real good on paper. The ideas glow, the math works. If we can only take guns off the streets then crime will diminish exponentially. Right? RIGHT? Wrong! Thirty people have guns. You pass laws to deprive twenty-nine of their weapons, either by background checks, red tape, or just convince them that your theory of human nature is right. So, what do you have left? One guy with a gun. Oh, for your information, he’s the sexually frustrated one who stole a gun from his cop father and he thinks he’s Batman. That, and he’s got twenty nine bullets in three clips. We wouldn’t want to break that ten bullet mag rule, now would we?

I buy guns on occasion. Most of the time I trot down to a pawn shop (hey, I live in Killeen, ok?) plunk down my ID, and good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise I walk out with a Smith and Wesson Nine. Fact is, if I were unhappy with my gun, and wanted a “cold” one, all I’d have to do is contact some “Home Boy” and I’d have a “40” quicker than a pizza. Now boys and girls, that is a fact of life, I crappith thee not!

They only thing that keeps guns out of the wrong hands is if they are addicted to drugs and the price of a gun is either beyond them, or the value is too big a temptation for a sale for another “rock.” I’ve depended on that with my altercations with such people right here. I have never faced one meth head who had a gun. Oh, I know it can happen, I’ve just never seen it, that’s all. But, we’re not talking about those people. Remember San Bernardino? The FBI can talk about all their theories, all their ideas, all their “forensic files,” those were ISIS soldiers! They finagled acquiring their guns, and if one plan didn’t work what do you suppose they would have done? Oh, I know, gave up and went home to the mother land. If you believe that, have I got a bridge for you, and it’s on sale!

The only thing that stops a mass shooting is when Mr. “I can’t find a girlfriend” points his gun at a crowd, twenty-nine guns point back! Ladies, that’s the rule of life! While I am touched by Obama’s tears, I’m unmoved by his logic. You’d think that a Home Boy who lived in Chicago would be more street smart than that. Guess he didn’t pick that up on the golf course, huh?

So, he’s going to embark on encumbering every law abiding American in the search for life, liberty and the pursuit of lunch without getting killed. Starbucks anyone. Not me! I will not get killed because some left wing girly-man never played cowboys and Indians. I, also will not eat in any café, go to a movie, mall, school, Walmart, or church. Land of the free! Yeah, right!

Wilbur Witt

Simple Ol’ Boy From Austin

Box: Obama’s Gungrabbing Lies

For the past seven lonnnnng years, Americans have watched in disgust and alarm at the many actions President Obama has taken to thwart the Constitution and unprecedentedly expand executive authority. His latest egregious example has taken shape in further eroding Americans’ Second Amendment rights. The President claims he wants to keep Americans safe—but this instead is yet another power grab from an ever-increasingly despotic federal government.

How can Obama, with a straight face, say he wants to “safeguard” Americans?

This disgrace of a president refuses to secure the southern border, which enables violent Mexican cartels, gangs, and terrorists to enter America illegally; he promotes and protects blatantly illegal sanctuary cities, which actively put citizens at risk of violent crime from illegal aliens; he favors the release of violent criminals from prisons in the name of “social justice”;  he refuses to acknowledge the epidemic of black-on-black crime, instead blaming “racism” and furthering the agenda of radical left groups like Black Lives Matter; he negotiated with radical Islamist Iranian mullahs and trusted them with disarming their nuclear ambitions (when we now know they have not signed this “historic” agreement); his “strategy” of fighting ISIS and radical Islam consists of calling Americans “Islamophobes”, declaring that “employment” of potential terrorists will counter violent radicalism, going around the world apologizing for America, inviting potential Islamic terrorists into America under the guise of “compassion” for refugees, and giving understanding for the “causes” of radical Islam; he and his administration told our special forces to stand down while four patriots were murdered in cold blood by Islamic terrorists in Benghazi; and his disastrous overall foreign policy has put the entire country at risk.

Instead of proposing solutions that would make our country more secure, we have a president who thinks bulldozing the Second Amendment and criminalizing gun ownership is far superior to, you know, actually dealing with violent criminals in cities with extremely strict gun control laws (cough Chicago cough cough). This is liberals’ dirty little secret. Gun violence is far more prevalent in cities with very tough gun control laws—for a very simple reason. I know liberals think that most criminals are simply misunderstood, or many victims have raaaayyyysism in their DNA (thanks for that little dig, Obama)–but it might shock them to know that criminals don’t actually follow the law! So all of Obama’s and other hypocritical liberal gungrabbers’ actions of closing the mythical “gun show loophole” that doesn’t exist or forcing a mother to do a background check on her son in order to give him her legally-owned firearm will do nothing to prevent one single violent act.

In fact, most mass shootings would NOT have been stopped by gun-free zones or the gun control measures Obama and liberals seek. What MIGHT have prevented the carnage would be more lawful gun owners stopping madmen and psychos and terrorists before they killed even more innocent people. You’ll never hear a liberal admit that though—and these are the same liberals who often own guns or have armed security and bodyguards.  Their hypocrisy is astounding but not surprising.

In Texas, we don’t play. Open Carry just became law (where gun owners with a concealed carry license can legally open carry a weapon in a holster). Governor Abbott has already taunted this lawless president to “come and take it”—a reference to the famous Gonzalez flag from the battle of the Alamo. My congressman, a RINO named John Culberson who has a 60% Conservative Review rating and is facing two primary opponents, is attempting to burnish his conservative cred by vowing to defund the Department of Justice (DOJ) over this issue. To this, I heartily scoff. Culberson and many other of his RINO ilk just voted for a $1.1 trillion budget that not only funds the DOJ, but Obama’s illegal alien amnesty, resettlement of Syrian and other Middle Eastern refugees, Planned Parenthood, and every other monstrosity Obama and Democrats demanded.

The only way to stop Obama and Democrats’ gungrabbing instincts is to fight back on every level—local, state, and federal. And if you want to give your lawfully owned gun to your son or daughter or cousin or friend—go for it.

Come and take it, Obama.

Angela Box

Witt: The Icy Waters of the Delaware

The icy waters of the Delaware send us a modern message about Americans that ISIS has overlooked. The recent videos and audio from that group, including that smart-mouth boy with the British accent seems to elevate the terrorists over all things American, as if we were just a post script in history, a people with no purpose, or backbone. As they wag their tongues, and pray to their “god” they believe that no amount of resistance will succeed, and eventually their black flag will fly over the White House.

America never had it easy. From the Pilgrims forward, nothing came short and sweet for Americans. But, they developed personality. After fighting with natives, clearing forests, building cities, starving, and getting little or no support from the old country, a simple tea tax lit the fuse that blew up into the Revolutionary War. And, yes, God was a part of it.

It amuses me when ISIS thinks that they, and only they, have a lock on God. They act as if we are just a bunch of savages who run hither and yon with no consideration of any moral value. They know nothing about why Washington crossed the Delaware. I’m gonna be up front with ya’ll. The first part of the war was just a continuous butt stomping, delivered by the best equipped army in the world. The British burned New York right off the bat, sending the Americans scampering through the woods with no ammo, and no socks. On Christmas, of all days, Washington decides to launch an attack on Hessian forces celebrating the holiday.

Now, this gives you a view of the mindset of the forces arrayed against the patriots. They had such little regard for them that they decided to take the day off and get drunk. Washington was not like minded. Around 11:00 PM, he takes about 2400 troops, gets in a boat, and starts across the icy waters toward the Jersey side. There was supposed to be 3000 more troops to join, but they couldn’t make it. This is the way the whole war had been going, so Washington just considered it to be business as usual, and proceeded anyway.

At approximately 8 AM, he split his remaining force into two columns, reached Trenton, and entertained the hung over Hessians. The Germans rolled out of bed to find themselves surrounded, and several hundred ran off into the woods, but nearly 1000 were rounded up at the cost of only four American lives. Washington didn’t have the support of artillery to maintain the town, and withdrew, but the embarrassing whipping he had delivered to the elite German troops rallied the spirit of a nation that was doubting if this fight was going to go anywhere but the gallows. This is called audacity.

This is what ISIS does not understand. Americans will only go so far. The British missed that, the Japanese missed it, and ISIS sure missed it. In spite of the current occupant of the White House there are still about three hundred million of us who are not going to bow and scrape to some street gang following a camel dung prophet. We are not just an accident of history, and we will not just hand over all we’ve built in the last three hundred years to people who shoot little kids.

Political correctness has clouded American minds, but that will pass. One day, when Muslims gather in the streets of come city in America, you will see some other people come around the corner with bats, and guns, and Delaware in their AMERICAN hearts!

 

Simple Ol’ Boy From Austin

Wilbur Witt

Box: Why Rep. John Culberson Should be a Top Primary Target for Conservatives

Rep. John Culberson is my Congressman. Not many people around the country know much about the man, because he tends to fly under the radar, ruffle zero feathers, side with the establishment in the Republican Party, and quietly get reelected every two years.

I have called his office a number of times, urging him to vote yes or no on certain bills. Invariably, I am disappointed and angry at the outcome.

Digging in further, I realized that Culberson’s Liberty score (complied by the excellent Conservative Review) is quite abysmal. He stands at 60%–which takes into account his votes from 2009-2015. (He has been in office since 2001.) 60% is a D-minus–ONE POINT away from an F. For a Texan who claims conservatism as his philosophy, this makes no sense. Something in the milk ain’t clean.

Let’s find out why.

On immigration, Culberson claims to be as rock-ribbed for border security, defunding sanctuary cities, not granting amnesty for illegals, and everything else conservatives would demand from a presumably conservative Congressman. However, his voting record states otherwise. While he did vote to declare Obama’s illegal alien amnesty illegal, he voted FOR fully funding the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees Obama’s illegal alien amnesty. Culberson swore to his constituents in 2014 he would NOT vote to fund DHS—and yet, that’s exactly what he did—and granted $2.5 billion MORE than what Obama asked Congress to fund. So, he voted the right way for the show vote—but when it came down to funding, he went along with the crowd.

On spending, John Culberson has never met an omnibus bill he doesn’t like. He voted “yes” on the Paul Ryan/Nancy Pelosi/Barack Obama Omnibus from Hell, which fully funds the human butcher shop Planned Parenthood, the failed, family and business-crushing Obamacare, initiatives that continue the hoax of man-made climate change, all the Syrian refugees and refugees who come from countries that actively promote jihad and hatred of America and Israel, the quadrupluling of visas for foreign workers, and Obama’s illegal alien amnesty. He voted “yes” on all the massive budgets presented by Obama—with nary a peep as to why he betrayed his constituents.

On trade, Culberson voted “yes” on the disastrous TPA (Trade Promotion Authority). Normally, conservatives would support fast-tracking trade agreements, but as has been demonstrated by this lawless administration time and again, giving Obama and his henchmen the power to fast-track anything under the cover of night is disastrous. The amazing this is, both conservatives AND many Democrats actively fought Obama and the GOP establishment over this bill. It is Congressmen like John Culberson who helped deliver this major win for Obama and cronyism. In the past, he has also voted to raise the cost of imports, which conservatives actively oppose.

Want more?

Culberson voted to FULLY FUND Obamacare, after promising he would not. He voted to keep John Boehner as Speaker of the House (and voted for Paul Ryan as his replacement—which, sadly, seems to be a speakership of more of the same). On matters of the Constitution, Culberson voted AGAINST affirming the power of the Fourth Amendment, which protects Americans from unreasonable searches and seizure. The bill also sought to extend Fourth Amendment guarantees to electronic communications and require special warrants to gather this intelligence. On the debt limit, Culberson has voted to increase it—which once again, kicks the proverbial can down the road for future generations to handle.

But probably one of the most egregious “non-votes” (and there are many—John Culberson is the second highest vote-skipper of the Texas coalition) of Culberson’s long career in Congress is the Planned Parenthood defunding vote. Culberson has long claimed to be a champion of the unborn. After the horrors of the Planned Parenthood baby organ harvesting and selling scandal that rocked America over the past few months, one would think that a representative, who vowed to cut off taxpayer funding for this private organization, would leap at the chance to follow through with his promise.

But he did not.  He skipped the vote. This, along with funding the latest hellish omnibus bill, should be the last straw for Culberson’s constituents.

We deserve more—we deserve a true, fighting conservative who will join members of the Republican Freedom Caucus—not the Republican establishment helping to flush America down the toilet.

Conservative Review has done the grunt work of compiling this list of John Culberson Horribles and I applaud them for it. But now, it’s up to conservatives around the country to make this primary of Culberson a MAJOR target—and defeat him.

I know it’s daunting and dispiriting to realize that we’ve rallied the troops in so many years, only to be stabbed in the back by the very “leaders” who promised to be a voice for change, American values, national defense, religious freedom, border security, free market capitalism, life, and the Second Amendment–among other issues.  But we cannot give up. If conservatives bow out, sit out, or throw up our hands in disgust, guess who wins? Liberals and RINOs, that’s who. And trust me—they WANT us to be dispirited. They want us to give up. They want us to stay cowed and ignorant of what they are doing to us.

One race—one patriot—one conservative at a time: we can and we WILL reclaim this great country for the side of good.

We have only just begun to fight.

Angela Box

Box: #BlackLivesMatter – Making Martyrs out of Miscreants, the Sandra Bland Edition

What is it about the #BlackLivesMatter grievance gang (and liberal Democrats) that constantly seeks to elevate common thugs, criminals, and troubled individuals into sainthood? Is it the rampant criminality? The violence against police and citizens? The hate-on for authority figures or people who actually work for a living? What is it?

I’m not sure, but one thing is certain: #BlackLivesMatter groupies sure do love to kiss and hug on criminals and losers in order to justify rioting, looting, acting a fool, and screaming RAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYSIISSSM every five seconds.

Like Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Freddie Gray before her, Sandra Bland was no innocent bystanding little lamb when she was arrested  July 10, 2015 by Waller County police officer Brian Encina (who has been on administrative leave since the incident, shamefully). When she was pulled over for an improper lane change, Encina asked for her identification—twice.  Already Bland (who was a #BlackLivesMatter activist) was becoming belligerent. After he went back to his car to check her record, he saw that she had multiple run-ins with law enforcement: some serious, some not. He was ready to give Bland a warning, but instead she became aggressive and accusatory (no doubt lobbing “RAAYYYYSISIS” at Encina). Encina ordered her out of the car, and she refused. Did he use some “unkind” words to her? Sure. But here’s a little rule the #BlackLivesMatter folks who love rioting and looting other people’s businesses should learn: if a police officer tells you to do something, DO IT. Be polite, be courteous, and 99% of the time nothing bad will happen.

After her arrest, she was booked and asked about her background and medical history. She gave conflicting reports on if she was suicidal (in fact, in the past she had been).  Her family refused to bail her out of jail (I wonder if they’d been down that road before?) and three days later she was found hung to death in her cell. A toxicology test revealed very high levels of marijuana in her system.

This case is a tragedy, to be sure. Anyone committing suicide is a terrible burden—on the individual’s soul as well as their family’s well-being.  But there is no evidence that anyone associated with the Waller County Sheriff’s office (which presumably employs minority officers and staffers) had anything whatsoever to do with her death. This is why a duly empaneled grand jury refused to indict anyone involved in Bland’s death.

Bland was in town to begin a job at Prairie View A&M (whose board of directors inexplicably named a street on campus for her). I submit that with her arrest, her intoxication, and her history of suicidal thoughts and actions, as well as the lack of support she received from her family, Bland felt hopeless and thought the only way out was death. It is sadly an outcome for far too many people who have mental illness or depression.

As with Martin, Brown, and Gray, the extenuating circumstances surrounding the death of Sandra Bland speak not to an out-of-control police force and/or institutionalized racism, but to individuals who put themselves in criminal situations and refused to take personal responsibility for their actions.

Unfortunately, the Grievance Industry, headed by the pot-stirrers in #BlackLivesMatter, the Democrat Party, and professional Racehustlers like Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson seek not to unite Americans, but to divide us based on racial lines. This is their bread-and-butter. If they can convince 30% of the perpetually duped among us that whitey is out to get them, that the police are evil, and that black people and other minorities can never get ahead in racist America, they will forever be a force in society.

Never mind the facts: that rampant gang violence, black-on-black crime, cities and states perpetually run by Democrats, an education system run by Democrats, the destruction of the black family and the black community by Democrats, and a liberal culture which promotes blame instead of personal accountability accounts for most of this cultural rot. Never mind the fact that #BlackLivesMatter says not a word about a little nine-year-old boy in Chicago lured to his death by his gang-member father’s associates or a young black football player who heroically took bullets and lost his life in a drive-by shooting—not to mention the scores of other black people murdered by other black people. This doesn’t suit their narrative.

Yellow journalists, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, the Grievance Industry, and various other nefarious sources are the ones with blood on their hands. They say nothing when thugs and criminals riot and loot and intimidate; they say nothing when there is a call for cops and whitey to be indiscriminately murdered; they say nothing when gang members in Chicago hold neighborhoods hostage; they say nothing when children can’t read, write, and function in modern society because of the abject failures of the Democrat-run education system; they say nothing when their degenerate cultural push mocks traditional American values and a basic concept of right vs. wrong;  and they say nothing when a President of the United States openly and repeatedly bashes the very people who elected the first black president.

The #BlackLivesMatter groupies are a dark force whose motives are laid bare in the most ugly, racialist terms possible. It is groups like these who hinder America from moving forward, and it is groups like these who must be mocked, pilloried, and exposed for the racehustling frauds they are.

They deserve nothing else.

Angela Box

Witt: A Christmas Story

 

I received a Christmas card yesterday from my friend, Chrystal Lee. I don’t get many. I put it above the fireplace. Sitting alone last night, I found myself looking at it for the longest time. I live alone, and don’t set up a tree or anything. Pam does that in the other house. Basically, that card is my only ornament. Now, before you start thinking that I’m a bitter old prick, I’m not, but somehow that card put me into a melancholy mood. Whiskey helps. Doctors say it’s bad for you, but there are more old drunks than there are old doctors.

By and by my thoughts centered on recent events. Just by chance I caught a little bit of “A Christmas Story,” on Netflix, but didn’t watch it all because my mind began to turn out a more current Christmas Story. I thought of the fourteen in San Bernardino.  I thought about their husbands, wives, kids, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and all their friends and co-workers, and I considered what their Christmas must be like. The funerals, the empty plate, the clothes still hanging in the closet, the empty desk at work. Yes, Allah was truly great that day. He certainly spread a lot of holiday cheer, didn’t he?

It is hard enough to lose a grandparent, or someone who has been ill for a very long time, but to lose someone who simply went to an office party is horrific. There is no preparation, no understanding, nothing! Just loss, and pain, and the pain will never go away, and the hole in your heart will never completely heal. I thought of the children left behind. If you think such an event is rough on adults, put yourself in their shoes. On one hand is the expectation of Santa, only this time they have to look at mommy, or daddy in a box, and the big people try to explain to you how they are in heaven, but you don’t really know where that’s at, only that they won’t be coming home with you.

So I lit another cigarette, poured another glass of Jim Beam, and thought of Paris. If San Bernardino gives you pause, Paris is overwhelming. The city of light. A concert transformed into a field of death. One minute, music and laughter, and the next, chaos! A man running for his life, leaving his dead wife because of his age and inability to simply drag her body out of the building. Seems Allah doesn’t like parties, and certainly doesn’t get into music, and happiness.

I don’t spread it all around but I don’t pray. I talk to Jesus all through my day. Now, don’t get me wrong, He doesn’t talk back, that’s schizophrenia, but thoughts, from without form in my mind, such as this article. The Lord said that if someone hits you, then you should turn the other cheek, but He also said that one day you would have to sell your coat, and buy a sword. My friend, Doc Greene, updates that and says we should buy a gun. Just by chance I watched a retired police officer explaining that most beat cops want an armed citizenry. It’s only the chiefs and upper end that bow and scrape to the politicians, and advocate gun control.

Some Muslim cleric said last week that to say, “Merry Christmas” was worse than murder. Well, he doesn’t have to worry about that. Allah certainly took the “Merry” out of Christmas, now didn’t he? Then the message of the card became clear. Rise up, Patriots, we have work to do!

 

Simple Ol’ Boy From Austin

Box: Political Correctness is Destroying Us – the San Bernardino Islamic Terror Edition

 

When two (or three, as originally thought) masked, clad in all black, and heavily armed gunmen murdered 14 and mowed down another 21 at the Inland Regional Center, a San Bernardino, California state-run facility which serves individuals with developmental disabilities, most of us, especially when we heard there was more than one attacker, and certainly after the Paris attacks, thought: Islamic terrorism.

Most “workplace violence” incidents don’t involve more than one attacker, and certainly don’t have the earmarks of a coordinated, well-planned attack.  For hours last night, the world sat with bated breath after the murderers escaped and eventually were tracked down, on live television, and engaged in a deadly shootout with police which ended their pathetic lives. We kept waiting to hear: what race are these shooters? Any Islamic stuff going on?

The fact that the police and media waited most of the night to release the names of the terrorists is but one more indication of how far down the rabbit hole political correctness has taken this country, and this world. If we had been dealing with some white cracker meth heads, we would’ve heard about it IMMEDIATELY. The fact that we didn’t proves that the media (as the Obama administration orchestrated, I’m convinced of it) with their hyper-liberal agenda, was doing everything possible to convince the world that we weren’t seeing what we were actually seeing.

When the media started trickling out things like, “The shooters have weird names, foreign sounding names” or “they MIGHT be of Middle Eastern descent” but still refused to name the names of Syed Farook or his lovely bride Tashfeen Malik (she was Pakistani, he was American, and they were both devout Muslims), those of us whose suspicions were raised from the beginning were vindicated.

In addition to Obama and other elected official Democrats and leftists of all stripes immediately calling for gun-control, the Muslim Brotherhood front group known as CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), trotted out Farook’s brother-in-law to denounce the attack and to claim surprise and shock that his devout and peaceful Muslim brother and his wife could be involved in such a dastardly attack. (I’m waiting for CAIR to say, as is their wont, that Farook and Malik were not indeed Muslims, but, I assume,  acted in some perverted form of Hinduism!)

This begs two observations. Family members and friends claim Farook was a kind, quiet, devout and decent man who had no issues with co-workers or his employer, and if this indeed accurate, that should scare the crap out of all of us. Like the “nice, polite” serial killer next door, a radicalized, ISIS-loving Muslim freak who doesn’t outwardly show any signs of being a terrorist, makes the argument that “most Muslims aren’t terrorists” (and, of course, they’re not) rather moot. Many, if not most, Muslims subscribe to the dogma of “taqiya” which in essence, allows Muslims to lie to non-Muslims (infidels) if it promotes Islam. Lie, for example, about being a kind, decent, Allah-fearing family man.  (A family man who, along with his wife, decided to abandon their six-month-old child in furtherance of jihad and murder of infidels, by the way.)

Another way of looking at this is even more frightening. Perhaps outwardly, to us infidels, Farook and Malik presented as normal people, but what if family and close friends indeed knew all too well about their jihadist intentions? There have been reports that a few neighbors of the family had seen Middle Eastern men going into the house and garage at all hours of the day and night, bringing packages, doing Allah knows what, and that none of the neighbors reported these facts to authorities because they didn’t want to be labeled an “Islamophobe” or “raaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyssssis.”

Let that sink in. We have an administration that thinks climate change is more of a threat to Western Civilization than radical Muslims, who has turned the culture upside down, and who CLAIMS to encourage that aware and vigilant citizens “See Something, Say Something.” But not, it would seem, if we are talking about seeing something and saying something about Muslims.

Look how Obama and the collective Left leapt to the defense and screamed “Islamophobic Racists” to anyone with a functioning frontal lobe over the fraud, scam, set-up “clock hoax” perpetrated by Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year old budding scientific genius from Irving, Texas who brought what clearly looked like a suitcase bomb to school, while claiming it was a “clock.” Little Ahmed’s family is rife with Muslim activists, and the entire Left scolded the school and police for, frankly, doing their jobs. Supposedly Ahmed’s civil rights were so trampled upon that Mark Zuckerberg, Obama, and other leftwing miscreants gifted him with tens of thousands of dollars in electronics, computer equipment, and, presumably, cash. Obama invited him to visit him in the White House. In addition, he was offered a FULL SCHOLARSHIP to M.I.T. that he relinquished in order to escape horrible America and instead attend a lovely school, for free, in the Middle Eastern paradise of Qatar. Now, after his fraud of a family filed a bogus $15 million law suit against the school district and the city of Irving, he wants to come home to this awful, Muslim-hating hellhole and resume his life in Texas. (I guess living as a 7th-century barbarian wasn’t all it was cracked up to be for a teenager!)

Now: what if Ahmed’s teacher HADN’T reported said “clock” over fears of being called a raaayyyyyyyyyyysssiiis or Islamaphobe? And the what if said “clock” had actually been a bomb? She, and others at the school who saw the “clock” and didn’t insist on stopping Ahmed from carrying it from class to class, would have the blood of innocents on their hands.

All because of political correctness.

Decades of rampant political correctness shoved upon us by leftists have made martyrs out of illegal alien criminals and grifters, heroes out of welfare queens, victims out of felons, marriage into a joke, Christianity seen as foolish and oppressive while Islam is seen as superior, abortion into a noble necessity, inner cities into war zones and hellholes, fighting-aged Syrian Muslim refugee males into poor, pitiful asylum seekers, the English language into a racist construct, hard work as a throwback to slavery, actual education as a roadblock for social experimentation, deviance into normalcy, those who promote Western civilization and values into evil, colonizing warmongers, warfare into social justice, weather into climate manipulation, and all the other, myriad truly destructive outcomes unfettered liberalism throws up upon the world.

We have two choices in the face of evil—the evil of radical Islam and the evil of incessant political correctness. We can be like the neighbors of Syed Farook and say nothing when obviously something quite nefarious is occurring under our noses, or scream from the rooftops that not only do we “see something and say something” but that we’re not going to take any more of the radical Left’s destruction on our way of life and America as she once was.

Will Americans be lions, or sheep?

I am a lion.

Angela Box

Hansing: Independence Is UnAmerican?

Secession is treason? Independence is unAmerican? No. Exactly the opposite. What do you think you celebrate on July 4th, Independence Day every year? The greatest secession of them all! I suggest you reread the Declaration of Independence (you won’t have to go far, as I’ve included much of the rebellious demand for Liberty below) to remind yourself of what those original Signers and three percent fought for, because it was the principle of liberty for which they pledged, their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred HONOR. The definition of “secede” is: “To withdraw formally from membership in a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization.” To not be able to VOLUNTARILY withdraw membership is to be a subject…a slave. The Founders and III% would never have fought and died for such a self-imposed bondage.
Secession is unConstitutional? You mean, like the entire federal government is actually (in reality and in practice) unlawful and UNCONSTITUTIONAL?! In truth, the entire Constitution is based upon the concept of governance OF, BY, and FOR the people. The government exists to serve OUR will, not the politicians, not the elite, not itself. It is a servant of the free, independent, and sovereign states and thus are subject to them (not the other way around). ALL political power is inherent in The People.
Amendment IX
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Would you be one to claim that you know more about the Constitution and its original intent than James Madison, the Father of the Constitution? Consider his words : “Given these facts, secession is equally allowable, since this principle too can appeal to the original sovereignty of the peoples of the states. What’s more, since no power to prevent secession was ever delegated to Congress, and since secession is not prohibited to the states, it remains a reserved right of the states under the Tenth Amendment. The resolution [of 1798] of the General Assembly [of Virginia] relates to those great and extraordinary cases, in which all the forms of the Constitution may prove ineffectual against infractions dangerous to the essential right of the parties to it.” – James Madison, the Virginia Report of 1800.
Furthermore, the federal government was NEVER meant to usurp the political power of each SOVEREIGN state, nor that of The People (refer to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments above again) – and yet today it most certainly has in ways our Founding Fathers would’ve revolted against long ago. To quote Jeff Sadighi: “The federal government has refused both to perform its duties to the States and to honor the limitations placed on it by the States when they created an administrate entity with very limited, enumerated powers to SERVE them by ratifying the Constitution. A creation is never more powerful than its creators…” “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” -Patrick Henry
Independence is “entirely constitutional” as guaranteed in the Texas State Constitution:
Sec. 1. FREEDOM AND SOVEREIGNTY OF STATE. Texas is a free and independent State, subject only to the Constitution of the United States, and the maintenance of our free institutions and the perpetuity of the Union depend upon the preservation of the right of local self-government, unimpaired to all the States.
Sec. 2. INHERENT POLITICAL POWER; REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT. All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient.
Or reference the powerful and awe-inspiring words of the US Declaration of Independence:
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Perhaps those rebellious words words make you extremely uncomfortable. Perhaps you would never have agreed to sign such a rebel declaration then… or today. That’s okay. Be you. To be so indoctrinated in thought and enslaved mind is akin to Stockholm syndrome and is entirely historically predictable and easily understood. Every liberty movement faces its fiercest opposition from those who so desperately want to preserve their own bonds – and everyone else’s too. After all, the Founding Fathers had their Hon. John Dickinson (http://www.ushistory.org/declaratio…) and today we have….YOU?
For those you you still thinking and analyzing and studying, consider the Texas Declaration of Independence which cites SELF-PRESERVATION as a divine right:
When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement of whose happiness it was instituted, and so far from being a guarantee for the enjoyment of those inestimable and inalienable rights, becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rulers for their oppression.
….In such a crisis, the first law of nature, the right of self-preservation, the inherent and inalienable rights of the people to appeal to first principles, and take their political affairs into their own hands in extreme cases, enjoins it as a right towards themselves, and a sacred obligation to their posterity, to abolish such government, and create another in its stead, calculated to rescue them from impending dangers, and to secure their future welfare and happiness.
…The necessity of self-preservation, therefore, now decrees our eternal political separation.
Take your pick. It’s all the same language – that of Liberty – which too many have forgotten or never knew. The right of self-determination and self-governance is the foundation of the former Republic of Texas AND the former United States of America. Both have passed away but may still yet be reborn in a spirit of Liberty, but only by those who retain the spirit of rebellion bequeathed us by our Founding Fathers of both Texas and the United States. Don’t make the mistake of accusing Liberty-loving patriots of being treasonous. That makes you a Tory and you would’ve been accusing the Founding Fathers of the same – and that would’ve placed you THEN and NOW on the WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY. And NEVER make the mistake of believing that Liberty is forbidden in either Constitution, because it is NOT.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” ― Samuel Adams
Every single one of our Founding Fathers was a “traitor” to the Crown – they all committed “treason” according to the oppressive monarchy. So what would our Founding Fathers do? They would free themselves from tyranny. THAT IS OUR LEGACY.
In closing, I would remind you all of one of the lines in the Texas Declaration of Independence that I believe is as true today as it was then, with one small tweak to change “Mexican” to “American” in the conclusion:
“We are, therefore, forced to the melancholy conclusion, that the American people have acquiesced in the destruction of their liberty… that they are unfit to be free, and incapable of self government.”
Heidi Hansing