O’ America, Where art thou

Searching for America has become more difficult with each passing month. It isn’t that America is disappearing in chunks, no it is becoming diaphanous, more gossamer as time passes.

Perhaps one needs distance that age provides to see the erosion in the soul of this Country. Some have said the History begins the day one is born. We can only hope that is not true for the Culture and the Raison d’ être for America is embodied in the History. That is the very reason why the Left wishes to rewrite the history and toss what was down the Memory Hole.

If one needs an example, antiquity provides a perfect match to our future. “The Fall of the Rome” (the time line is HERE) will thake you from the 7th century BC to 15 AD. There are plenty of books that will give you a step by step decline of Rome. If you pay attention to the centuries 10 through 15 you will have a good grasp of what we are doing in America.

Robert A. Heinlein once wrote, “A generation, which ignores history, has no past — and no future.”

How true. Examine all those countries that were overtaken by oppressive forces, that exterminated the teachers, writers and historians. Need some names? Cambodia, China, North Korea, North Viet Nam, Cuba will get you started. The education system now is more of an indoctrination program for everything from young SJW to Global warming alarmists. None of this has anything to do with giving the tools to learn.

EDUCATION

In the ’50’s, many differing sujects were offered in elementary school including history of America, the world and geography. In high school, the courses were more detailed and changed arithmetic became Algebra and variations of such as trig and the Calculus. Additionally, a science was taken each year and a language plus English. Hours of classes were from 8AM to 3:30PM. Can someone tell me what is required today?
We didn’t have any of the PC nonsense that is ongoing today. Anyone caught in the wrong bathroom or locker room would find out the true meaning of gender.

Today, students can omit courses that might prove ‘difficult’ so they avoid parts of their education that are needed. This shows when they enter college and the first course they get is prep work trying to bring them up to college level work.

POLITICAL

1965 was a watermark for we set ourselves up to change from a solvent nation to a debtor nation. Since the elections of 1972 here, we have a sea change in this country’s direction. From that point on unity was not the operating mode, but divisiveness became the norm.

Today, Congress doesn’t work together for the good of the Country; the objective on the Left is obstruction and change to a totally different form of Constitutional Government. From the Right is …nothing. A lack of leadership and seemingly a desire to form a single party type of governance. Is this a desire to govern by diktat. With Obama it certainly was. And his idea of finances were taken from Rome’s final centuries.

In Rome they were adding lead to their gold reducing the value. Debasing the currency is an item that we have in common, in fact, we’re in their final century. Gold back in the early 1970’s was $300±/oz. Today, it is at $1290±/oz and has been as high as $1800/oz. Consider that the price of gold has not risen, it is still at $300/oz but the value of the US Dollar has been devalued so that it takes more dollars to buy gold. Look at our debt; from where is the money coming to retire the debt? The Government spends more each quarter than it receives in tax revenues and those revenues have increased greatly each year.

COUNTRY, PATRIOTISM AND HONOR

On this past weekend Obama, from his favorite Country, Indonesia, told Americans not to get “too patriotic” on the Fourth of July. We have enough idiots in the Country; having this mushwit adding dullness to the moronic babble of the clown show isn’t necessary. He becomes a member of some fifth column along with Soros.

Perhaps the time is ripe for the idea that “Service confers Citizenship” as a means of separating the wheat from the chaff. Military Service gives one the right to Citizenship with all the privileges attached afforded by the Constitution. Those choosing not to serve become residents. They lack the rights of a citizen.

In Rome, there were many fifth columns operating causing many troubles in the provinces and in Rome itself. Individuals in government entities worked to the detriment of Rome. What we have is some of the same. We just have a 25 y/o from Georgia caught leaking classified material and clearly stating she hopes our opponents win. The question remains how many more of her ilk are still in the various areas of the government? We know how infected the colleges and universities are with anti-free speech and PC rigidity. Not much in the way of original thought is exhibited but who needs that when slogans are available.

Honor and patriotism is rightly directed toward the Country and the Constitution. The body of politicians claiming the right of governance not so much. Those individuals have to prove the right to hold that position daily. As of now they’re not doing a very good job of showing honor toward Country.

GOVERNMENT/LAW

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law. ~ Winston Churchill

So true are those words. Another view of social engineering via regulations and laws is those proposed are so good for the public that they are mandated. Never are they offered with your choice of acceptance. Neither Left nor Right will allow for tat.

“It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

ETHICS

There seems to be a dearth of them in America now. Road rage, the idea that you go first after me, where any minor offense is grounds for losing one’s temper. The result becomes the “offender” must be punished severely, even killed over a perceived diss.
I rather have a drunk driver on the road than a texting driver of cell phone user. The drunk wants to go home and doesn’t want to kill someone.
Texting has one’s eyes and brain off the road and off the mechanics of operating the vehicle. They are lethal and will cause accidents often with death resulting. Certainly not law aiding citizens and now where ethical behavior.

It is OK to cheat on exams, lie to avoid outcomes and steal. All involve a breach of trust that makes personal contact and social cohesion impossible. In the Service Academies, this has become problematic.

All of the Academies run on the Honor System, violate that and one is expected to turn themselves in for the violation. Recently, this system has broken down somewhat. One may say this isn’t important, but as a former officer and in combat this is extremely serious. I wouldn’t want someone around that I couldn’t trust to tell the truth regardless of circumstances. In the Soviet Army, they shot officers like that. If one cannot man up to their actions and take the heat, they’re not worth having around; who knows when they’ll sell you out.

If one cannot be ethical and it is difficult, consider oneself less than desirable to belong as a member of society. Look at the politicians and you can see the results of having a less than ethical social conduct.

So America, where are we going in the next four years? The next eight? Or is the statement by Ben Franklin going to be prophesy?

A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

We shall see.

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What would a National Police Force cover

The news only tells us about the conflicts between blacks and the local PD’s and as often as they can, they’ll shove the Obama Narrative out there: The police are racist. The DoJ with Obama say they’ll correct this bias. Imagine a police force headed by Holder, Sharpton and Jackson with underlings from BLM, Nation of Islam and the New Black Panthers.

Imagine what the Country would be like with a National Police Force making arrests for everything from offending speech to backing the  wrong politicians. Get arrested and your trial would be held in Federal Court, prosecuted by the DoJ.
Ferguson, Westchester County, NY, Newark, NJ and many more are now under federal control and recently Baltimore.

The current DoJ will tell the local heads of the Departments how to, when and where to do what kind of patrolling, what level of enforcement will be used and where.

Black Lives Matter Black FridayThe DoJ will respond to nonsense like this. With a National police force, you also get the SPEECH POLICE who will arrest for politically incorrect words, the FOOD POLICE checking that you are not eating unapproved foods such a a Twinkies, MUSIC , FASHION, HAIRCUT, and just about any thing one may do in society, including where you live.

Faces of ignoranceThere are plenty of individuals that would love to become Officers in a Force set up by Obama and Eric Holder with the DoJ running the show. Black Lives Matter crowd, the New Black Panthers, Farrakhan bunch and why not the Bloods and the Cripts. I would imagine there is a number of others waiting to sign on also.

Get picked up by the NatPO and you’ll get read your wrongs. Maybe get the Freddy Gray ride around town. To whom will you complain? The local City/town/Burg Administration doesn’t have control over the PD and the local courts are part of those bodies.
You want to complain to the Federal Courts? Good luck, the DoJ heads those and they answer to the DoJ. A trial there should be wonderful to see. Why, you may even get to produce a witness, if they dare to show up.

If Obama or any politician of any ilk gets a National Police Force, you’re on the way to a dictatorship. The only oversight of those branches, the PD, the Courts and the Prisons, is the person who hires the overseers of those divisions. Think Cuba,The USSR, China, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Obama’s vision of America.

For once the UN is right

American does need a robust gun control management procedure that eliminates the constant intrusion of malefactors causing harm to peaceful citizens. And we do have the methodology in hand to make all this work.
Current law bans felons from owning or touching ammo or guns. Just make the law read, touch and die. No bite at the apple, no second chance in court. You knew the law, now die.

All other citizens must bear arms and use them to prevent terrorism, crime and Leftist hate mongering.

U.N. Human Rights Chief Says U.S. Needs ‘Robust Gun Regulation’

The United Nations’ human rights chief called on the United States Tuesday to enforce more effective gun control measures in the aftermath of the Orlando terrorist attack, dismissing as “irresponsible pro-gun propaganda” the notion that firearms make societies safer. [snip]

There is no way that the rest of the crap written by these fools is seeing the light of day. when they enter a country,the first thing they do is disarm the citizenry. the second thing is to rape the women.

What we need to do is enforce the Constitution as written where every male of age HAS to own a weapon and be ready to use it to defend their life, property and face sown the usurpers of the US constitution.

This isn’t quite what the UN has in mind; but we don’t have much respect for that batch of rapists in countries they occupy telling us what WE need to do.

Daily Insanity

Do the following to some crank Leftist outfit and they wold soil their shorts, runaround waving arms and screaming then stroke out. But when their Government censors a business because they don’t like the deceases owners opinions, why that’s fine.

City Council pauses Chick-fil-A location at DIA

The Denver City Council has stalled a lease for a Chick-fil-A restaurant at Denver International Airport, citing the company’s reputation as an opponent of same-sex marriage.

The Denver Post reports that the Business Development Committee on Tuesday stalled the seven-year deal with a new franchisee of the popular chicken chain for two weeks.

In 2012, Chick-fil-A’s president publicly reaffirmed his support of what he called the “biblical definition of the family unit” that did not include same-sex marriage. He has since said he regrets inserting the company into political debates.

Chicago officials tried to block a new Chick-fil-A location for similar reasons but relented when the chain reiterated a non-discrimination statement.

If the committee rejects the lease, an individual member could introduce the deal in the full council. At Tuesday’s meeting, none of the 10 members in attendance defended Chick-fil-A.

“We really want to look into the policies and practices of these companies,and just make sure that they conform to ours in the city, the State of Colorado. We have a marriage decision nationally. This is really about policies and it’s about practices,” said Robin Kniech, Denver City Council’s first openly gay member. “This is a starting conversation and we have actual conversations about contracts all the time. It might be about your hiring practices, disadvantaged business contractors, do you work with minority suppliers?” [snip]

This is redolent of censorship. Only a government or governmental entity can censor someone.

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