Friday, July 21, 2017

WHAT YOU SOW, YOU REAP

The Bible teaches us that if you preach, practice and spread good, good will surely come to you; if you sow evil, it will surely return to bite you.  

We as a nation have allowed our morals and scruples to evaporate.  Just as we have not required our children to learn and follow the moral and ethical teachings contained in the Bible, we have not held our elected politicians or our government officials up to the high standards embedded into us by our forefathers.  Left alone without guidance and instruction, children and those who pretend to the throne of governance will soon stray from the straight and narrow paths of righteousness.  The result is clear: crime, drug misuse and social dysfunction has increased immensely in our younger generations, and we have a country that is floundering because its leaders have turned into self-serving and corrupt, blubbering idiots. 

We are angry, frustrated and confused, but we have no one to blame but ourselves.  It is not their fault; it is our fault for allowing them to turn into what they have become.   It is our fault because we don't want to live up to the responsibilities of parenthood or citizenship.  You know the old saying: "Spare the rod and spoil the child." 

The lesson here is that it is not up to them to change; it us up to us to make them change.  Just as the schoolyard bully needs to be hauled into the principal's office and whacked on his behind with a paddle, so should the Hillary Clintons of the world be in a jail making license plates.  Just as a child needs to be sitting in a room with his nose in a book learning about life, so it is that a politician should be required to know every single word of the Constitution verbatim.  

To require less on our part is to lead us to right where we are at this very moment in time. 

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted. 


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

MORALS, SCRUPLES AND DIVISIONS

So, I assume you wonder what is coming next for this blog, now that I've made these momentous decisions.  Well, here goes...

The foundations of this country being rooted in Christian teachings, I'm going to start by citing the New Testament, Book of Mark, Chapter Three:  "If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.  If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand."  

Look at the shape this country has gotten itself into.   Not only have we forgotten the teachings of the Bible and the fundamental principles upon which America was founded, but we've allowed evil ways to insert themselves into our everyday lives; they have destroyed our moral compasses in the process and in so doing, they have turned man against man, woman against woman.  The country has been fractured over and over again by dissent and disagreement.  And those who know right from wrong have somehow lost the spine to stand up and insist that we return to the Biblical teachings that made this country great.  

Our national resolve to stand united has not only been decimated, it's been almost totally destroyed by rancorous, bitter disagreement and we have been truly weakened to the point that our house is not going to be able to stand much longer.  

The people in whom we placed our trust to guide us have shred that trust to tiny, unrecognizable bits and pieces.  Those who practice to deceive are surely bound to be bitten by their fellow snakes.  Take this impasse over healthcare for example: We have a President who swore to the people that he would repeal and replace ObamaCare.  Yet, when the House passed a bill that merely applied patches to a horrible piece of legislation... a bill that neither repealed or replaced ObamaCare, our President was supportive.  In other words, he either never intended to repeal and replace, or he lost the spine to stand up for what he promised.  

We have a Republican House and a Senate that swore upon holy oaths that if we, the people, would only hand them the majority of power, they would proceed to repeal and replace ObamaCare immediately.   We handed them that power and they set about creating bills not to repeal or replace bad law, but to tweak it and call it by another name.  Either they lied to us up front, or they lack the spine to live up to their promises.  

How could their belligerent disregard for their promises and for the will of the American people have ended up in anything else BUT failure?   

We have a nation that is divided against itself and a government that could not care less.  What is worse is that we have a country full of citizens who seem perfectly willing to set their Bibles in the closet underneath the dirty laundry and go along with the program.  

Satan must certainly be relishing our future.  

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted. 

 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

THE GREAT AMERICAN CHARADE CHANGES MY LIFE

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As I indicated yesterday, when you're laid up in bed, reality sometimes slaps you in the face.  I have realized that the country my ancestors helped to establish back in the 1600's, the country which they gave their guts and blood to help build into the bastion of democracy, the country that I served in the military to defend... is a thing of the past.  

Poof!  Just like that, it's gone and it saddens me.  

This country was founded on deep-rooted Christian values and the fundamental idealism and determination to have a just and free society governed by and for its citizens.  Those ideals, visions and determination have successfully led this country through a war of independence, two huge world wars and many other battles; .through feast and famine; through the Great Depression; and through plagues and pestilence.  

Today, the rancor and the divisions of this country are so pervasive that our government can no longer function.  Instead of being a country of strong morals and laws, we have evolved into a government of weak-hearted and self-serving aristocrats, and a complicit populace that is blindly willing to stand by and let it happen.  

It's all such a charade.  

We go to church not because we believe in a higher authority, but because it is a social necessity.  We say things we don't mean just to be politically correct.  We insist that it is inhuman to kill a man for heinous crimes, but we don't hesitate to abort innocent fetuses and sell their body parts.  Politicians promise the people, but they have no intentions of living up to those promises.  When citizens step out the front door of their houses, they become different people, devoid of principle and immune to the rules of morals and ethics.  

No longer is a man's handshake a firm agreement; agreements must be written by lawyers and attested to by notaries; even then, we connive as to how to get out of them.  We justify our transgressions on the basis that others transgress; therefore, we are entitled to transgress.  

After six months of watching, hoping and praying that the new sheriff in Washington just might be successful in hammering into people's heads the notion that things need to change, that a swamp must be drained, that national unity must be achieved at all costs... I'm sick to my stomach.  

I don't want to play this disgusting, putrid game of charades any more.  I want off this not-so-merry-go- round.  I feel as if my words on these pages have become exercises of pure futility.  

In short, I've decided to walk away from it.   If no one else cares about our destiny, why should I?  

I have been writing five blogs and have decided to put three of them into hibernation... on the back burner.  I'm changing my focus from the ulcer-production line into something more productive and agreeable.  This particular blog will remain active, but be posted only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning with this Wednesday.  

We've become addicted to hatred, division, greed and corruption.  Not even our churches and synagogues are willing to stand up and insist on morality and ethics.  We've all turned our backs on our God and our heritage.  We're a mindless society of zombies and spineless imbeciles... exactly what the Democrats and Republicans in Congress want us to be.   And we all know that when you're dealing with addicts, you can't make any progress until they hit bottom. 

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted.  

Monday, July 17, 2017

SICK AND TIRED OF ALL THE CRAP

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When you're sidelined by a summer bug and forced to spend some down time, you watch a lot of news and talk shows on TV.  You are also somewhat divorced from reality as your fever, cough and headaches evolve by the hour.  That does give one the ability to remove himself from being immersed in all of the palaver, most of which is pure blarney and mindless blather, circulating in Washington and all over the mainstream media.  

Why do we even bother to listen to this crap, day after day after day?  Do we honestly think there is going to be an end to it?  

I'm so sick and tired of the damned Congress.  They are dysfunctional  beyond description and have been for decades.  They still do not have the slightest conception of what their duty is to the American people or how to go about fulfilling their obligations as our elected representatives.  They're full of excuses as to why this cannot be done or that cannot be undone.  Their biggest thrill of the day is when they succeed in preventing each other from doing anything positive.  They all need to be replaced.... Democrat, Republican and Independent... every last one of them.  

The media considers itself to be more powerful than the people.  They answer to no one, abide by no principles and fancy themselves to be members of some "journalistic" mafia, running roughshod over American values and democratic ideals.  They know we despise them, but they do not care.  

I'm sick and tired of it all.  It seems to me that the day of revolution is not far in the distance. 

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

THE WAR AGAINST I.S.I.S. IS NOT OVER


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Now that I.S.I.S. has been sent packing from Mosul, some pundits would have us believe that the war against I.S.I.S. is over.  Granted, Mosul was of great strategic significance to I.S.I.S.,  but not every terrorist thug involved with them was holed up there.  They're still in great abundance in Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Libya, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and even right here in the good old U.S.A.  

But, some journalists point out that their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is dead; Russia claims they nailed him in an air strike and I.S.I.S. has verified he is indeed dead.  Well, it's not the first time his death has been widely reported, and he managed to survive every one of those reports.  Until our intelligence people can verify it, we have to presume his death is fictional.  Besides, if he is in fact dead, that is most unlikely to affect the organization any more than the death of Osama Bin Laden did.  I.S.I.S. is more than a bunch of camel jockeys; they have a sophisticated and deeply organized structure with tentacles reaching all over the world.  They are not now going to dry up and blow away.  

Indeed, quite the contrary is likely to happen.  After the death of Bin Laden, terrorist activity around the globe increased dramatically.  With the Mosul defeat and possible death of al-Baghdadi,  things are likely to heat up even more.      

One thing is certain: Trump made great strides in just six months... far, far more success than Obama ever inclined to pursue or capable of achieving.  Obama could have eliminated them before they metastasized, but he didn't and it's going to take us several more years to make any really significant headway in getting rid of them... an effort that is going to require every country in the world to participate in.    

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted.  

Monday, July 10, 2017

NEW YORK'S MAYOR IS WHAT'S WRONG WITH DEMOCRATS

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Bill de Blasio, the illustrious Mayor of New York City, was faced with a dilemma: (1) Stay at home and grieve for the New York cop who was tragically gunned down the day before, and attend a city-wide swearing in ceremony for new cops, or (2) Get on a plane and fly to Hamburg to protest capitalism and make the citizens of New York City pick up the tab.  

Good old Bill chose the later.  

Good for him.  I mean, he stood up for his principles: never do anything that is American, or patriotic, or sympathetic, or human.  Above all, act like you're above reproach and flaunt your Democrat liberalism.  Always stay true to your friends... the liberals, the communists, the Democrats... and above all, stand tall and proud when true Americans stand up and call you and your friends out for being the assholes that you are.  

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted.