Thursday, May 28, 2015

TERROR ON AMERICAN STREETS

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So there you are, a cop in Baltimore, and you get a call for help.  You show up at the scene and you are immediately surrounded by 20, 30 or more locals carrying cameras and shouting epithets.  What do you do?  How can you effectively deal with the reason for the call, whether it be a murder, rape, heart attack or domestic spat?  

The murder and violent crime rate in Baltimore has soared and the cops, instead of the thugs, are the ones in handcuffs.  

What's upside down in this picture, and why are we tolerating it?  Why doesn't somebody have the guts to tell it like it is: If you don't want the cops coming to your door or street to arrest you, if you don't want to risk getting a boo boo, obey the damned law.  

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully  submitted.  

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

SCORE ANOTHER ONE FOR AMERICANS

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A federal appeals court refused yesterday to allow the implementation of President Obama's executive action that could shield from deportation as many as 5 million illegal immigrants. The U.S. Justice Department had asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a U.S. District Judge's earlier decision temporarily halting the administration's plan. The majority opinion reasoned that lifting the temporary stay could cause serious problems for states should they ultimately win their challenge. It said the states have shown that "issuance of the stay will substantially injure" them.

The long and short of this ruling is that the court appears to be leaning toward nullifying Obama's Executive Order on amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.  

Obama's executive overreaches have defied Constitutional provisions on many fronts.  Allowing even one of his orders to stand opens the door for total destruction of the document upon which America was founded, which has been Obama's stated goal from the very beginning.  

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

ARE YOU READY TO DECIDE?

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I think it is quite evident by this point in time that I.S.I.S. is on the rampage all over the Middle East.  The president's "strategy" of having the locals deal with the situation is fundamentally flawed, because you have Shiites fighting Sunnis, Syrian rebels fighting Assad, Iran fighting Iraq... they are so busy fighting each other that it is difficult, probably impossible, to create a coalition that is able to deal effectively with I.S.I.S.  

So what?  One is tempted to let them all shoot it out with each other and to keep our noses out of it.  Yet, it is also evident that, once their caliphate is established, the I.S.I.S. militants are going to continue their relentless pursuit of world domination.  All of which inevitably leads me to the question:  At what point in this steady march are we... Americans... going to stand up and commit to the defeat of I.S.I.S.? What will be the turning point?  Moreover, should we wait for them to define the moment that we've had enough?  

The argument I hear frequently is that I.S.I.S. is just egging us on, deliberately trying to get us to put boots on the ground.   They want to fight us.  So, why should we give them what they want?  We'll show them a thing or two... we just simply won't respond.  

And where, I might ask, will that "strategy" get us? 

The time is coming, with increasing speed, when we are going to have no choice but to grab guns and defend ourselves.  Personally, the thought of their raping, pillaging and murderous ways running violently around our homeland doesn't really turn me on.  We're not going to have a choice, any more than we had a choice against Hitler.  Granted, the thought of this president trying to lead us into battle against I.S.I.S. doesn't turn me on, either. Since he doesn't seem to know how to deal from a position of strength, I'm inclined to think the picture of his trying to be a Franklin Roosevelt or Harry Truman is, sadly, a laughing matter. 

But, the new Day of Infamy is on the horizon, and we Americans are going to have to make a critical decision.. probably long before Obama leaves office.  As distasteful as that proposition might seem, the events of history and the threat of seeing evil defeat good in the world are all combining, leading us toward the thunderous and horrible days of war once again. 

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted. 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

MONEY VS. GUNS

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's pile of cash is not the only big money being put on the line against American gun ownership and the Second Amendment.  Bill Gates, Steven Ballmer, Paul Allen and Nick Hanauer have added $4 million to Bloomberg's $3.5 million in a bid to outlaw all private citizen gun ownership in the United States. 

Their game plan is to... state by state... initiate a national requirement for gun registration; they can't confiscate our guns until they know who owns what.  Unfortunately, they're all on anti-gun steroids and are oblivious to the truth that the thieves, murderers and other criminals of the country are highly unlikely to go running down to the police station to register their guns when such laws are enacted.  Somehow, they believe that if they can seize the gun in the closet of their law-abiding neighbor, they will be safer.  

In enacting these laws, the group is making criminals out of you and me.  How many people have YOU shot and killed lately?  On the other hand, how many violent crimes have been stopped in their tracks because some gun-bearing Good Samaritan citizen interfered long before the cops could arrive at the scene?  And, it's bad enough that there are violent criminals out there, like the guy who took down that Washington D.C. family and torched their house; but what about the advent of radical terrorism right here on the homeland?  

If they really and sincerely want to reduce violent crime and killings, why aren't they using their money to fund comprehensive and objective studies into the root causes of criminal behavior?  

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted.   

Friday, May 22, 2015

WAR?

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Surely, anybody with any experience or knowledge of war should be able to recognize this fact:  

We may not wish to jeopardize the lives of our young men and women by tackling I.S.I.S. in the Middle East today, but unless we do, we're going to be jeopardizing the lives of our entire country right here at home tomorrow. 

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted.