It’s a pity that our founders are being trashed and forgotten in our schools–so just for fun, here’s some Benjamin Franklin quotes you are NOT likely to see taught anywhere: Each one describes what is happening in America today.
From Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind: 1751
The following things must diminish a nation, VIZ:
(a) The Being Conquered.—- “For the conquerors will engross as many offices, and exact as much tribute or profit on the labor of the conquered , as well maintain them in their new establishments, and this diminishing the subsistence of the natives discourages their marriages, and so gradually diminish them, while the foreigners increase.”
(b) Law of Territory:— “Thus, the Britons, being driven into Wales and crowded to gather in a barren country insufficient to support such great numbers, diminished until the people bore a proportion to the produce, while the Saxons increased on their abandoned lands: until the Island became full of English. And were the English now driven into Wales by some foreign nation, there would in a few years be no more Englishmen in Britain , than there are now people in Wales.”
(c) Loss of Trade:” Manufactures exported draw subsistence from foreign counties for numbers, who are thereby enabled to marry and raise families. If the nation be deprived of any branch of trade, and no new employment is found for the people occupied in that branch, it will also be soon deprived of so many people.”
(d) Loss of food. (I skipped this one it was so obvious.)
(e) Bad Government and Insecure Property.— People not only leave such a country and settling abroad, incorporate with other nations, lose their native language, and become foreigners, but, the industry of those that remain being discouraged, the quantity of subsistence in the country is lessened, and the support of a family becomes more difficult: so heavy taxes tend to diminish a people.
(f) The Introduction of Slaves:—“The Negroes brought into the English sugar islands have greatly diminished the whites there. The poor are by this means deprived of employment, while a few families acquire vast estates, which they spend on foreign luxuries and education their children in the habit of those luxuries. The same income is needed for the support of one that might have maintained 100. “
“In fine, a nation well regulated is like a polyp—take away a limb, its place is soon supplied cut it in two, and each deficient part shall speedily grow out of the part remaining.”
“And since detachments of English from Britain, sent to America , will have their places at home so soon supplied and increase so largely here, why should the Palatine boors be suffered to swarm into our settlements and by herding together, establish their language and manners to the exclusion of ours? Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a colony of aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our anglifying, and will never adopt our language or customs any more than they can acquire our complexion? “
“Which leads me to add one remark, that the number of purely white people in the world is proportionally very small. Why increase the sons of Africa by planting them on America, where we have so fair an opportunity, by excluding all blacks and tawnies, of increasing the lovely white and red? But perhaps I am partial to the complexion of my country, for such kind of partial is natural to mankind.” —Ben Franklin
And of course, many would say Ben was a racist by this remark.
But then again…so is Obama. He prefers a black Muslim nation.
If you throw a stone at Ben, you might as well throw one at Barack. Tell me, if what destroys a nation was so obvious to Ben Franklin, why is it not obvious to the men and women in Washington?
I think you know.
First: Still a little under the weather, so I have posted two excellent video’s on what seems to be bearing out before us:
Forget about Ebola for a minute….we have a much BIGGER problem.
The biggest concern that is becoming obvious—is that the man in the White House is not just merely incompetent, he if far more than that:
He is dangerous. He IS our enemy.
Passing Obamacare has hurt the economy as much as 9/11…add to that his policy of open borders, going after his enemies, and now filling the country with disease, it seems he is also letting the dangerous into our mist, and we WILL be attacked.
Whether this is Agenda 21, or just the dreams of a Muslim Lover, does it matter at this point?
Islam is always the same: They lie, and enter countries, smile sweetly, and then, build their Mosque on top of the destroyed churches. Obama IS a Muslim. I have seen their destruction right in my own neighborhood. Mosques are everywhere, and Islam does NOT play with others.
Obama IS the clear and present danger. If you can watch both these videos’, and come away with a different opinion, then I have no idea what else to say.
His biggest enemy is the Tea Party Patriot. All else, will bow before him.
I tend to agree with most everything that Nonie Darwish says, and intend to get her book.
Basically, the Brotherhood is slowly taking over in the West–and Obama is placing them here. (And helping ISIS)
And now, watch this. It’s time we start calling the Duck..what he is: A liar: and a Muslim who thinks America should be…Islamic.
We can’t protect America, and fight for our home, unless we see the danger before us…and his name is.. Barack Hussein Obama.
What’s in a name? EVERYTHING.
There’s no escaping it: Jimmy Carter just had one of the best days of his life.–President Obama, is being hammered about how badly he is handling the war—by his generals, his x-cabinet members, and all of our allies. Obama really doesn’t have a clue how to be “Commander-In-Chief.” Notice, he hasn’t made that “I’M THE COMMANDER- IN- CHIEF!” exclamation lately.
Obama is SO bad at commanding a war, he just might surpass Carter’s foreign policy failures. Jimmy Carter just said this::
“First of all, we waited too long. We let the Islamic State build up its money, capability and strength and weapons while it was still in Syria,” Carter told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in an interview published Tuesday. The 39th president was in Texas working on a Habitat for Humanity project.
“Then when [ISIS] moved into Iraq, the Sunni Muslims didn’t object to their being there and about a third of the territory in Iraq was abandoned,” he continued.
Carter also argued it would be strategic to have troops on the ground in Syria to help guide the air campaign. Obama, however, has pledged that the United States would not send troops into the country.
The cry is loud…on every doorstep we are hearing, “We need a STRONG leader!” Bill O’Reilly is hoping General Patton was frozen In a Disney Skywalker lab, so he can unfreeze him and send him to ISIS and destroy them all.
Since that’s not possible, I, little nobody, have another suggestion, and all I had to do was open a book. So, here’s a few tips, from a little nobody who lives near Ferguson, MO, and an American General, who actually knew how to win a war:
SHERMAN: “No army can be efficient unless it be a unit for action: and the power must come from above, not from below. The President usually delegates his power to the commander in-chief, and then to the next, and so on down to the lowest actual commander of troops, however small the detachment. No matter how troops come together, when once united, the highest officer in rank is held responsible, and should be consequently armed with the fullest power of the executive, subject only to law and existing orders.”
NOBODY: It’s been told that Obama did not listen to ANY of his generals. In fact, nobody knows if Obama even gives his generals any other directions than, “Get me some coffee.” “and “Stand DOWN.” Obama leads from the bottom, that way, the blame never goes to the top. HIM.
SHERMAN: “The more simple the principal, the greater the likelihood of determined action: and the less a commanding officer is circumscribed by bounds or by precedent, the greater is the probability that he will make the best use of his command and achieve the best results.”
NOBODY: Here’s a simple principle Obama: WIN THE WAR! Simple. Tell your army to WIN THE WAR. CRUSH ISIS. Sherman says: KISS. (Keep it simple, stupid.) What’s that Obama? You have a plane to catch?
SHERMAN: “At the close of the our Civil War, lasting four years, some of our best corps and division generals as well as staff officers were from civil life: But I cannot recall any of the most successful who did not express a regret that he had not received, in early life, instruction in the elementary principles of the art of war, instead of being forced to acquire its knowledge in the dangerous and expensive school of actual war.”
NOBODY: Okay Obama. We all know you have no clue how to wage a war. Even Paris Hilton has studied “The Art of War.” We realize how hard it must be to go from sitting in Revered Wright’s white-hating, America hating–church, to commanding the biggest military in the world, but, it might help if you stay up a few hours at night, and get a crash course on war. The only war you know how to wage is against the AMERICAN PEOPLE! You are doing a really good job at that…just turn that attention to our enemies. After all, you need us to fund Air Force One’s fuel bills.
SHERMAN: “There is a soul to an army as well as to the individual man, and no general can accomplish the full work of his army unless he commands the soul of his men, as well as their bodies and legs.”
NOBODY: Let’s face it Obama: the men hate you. You have cut their pay, left them in dangerous lands with no bullets, with orders not to shoot, you let them die, did not have their backs, and when they came home, you let them all die while waiting for care. You honored a TRAITOR in the White House. You can’t even call the enemy that has killed your soldiers by his rightful name. And let’s not forget, you personally shut down the WWII memorial while at the same time sending, Morsi, your Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian buddy, billions of dollars worth of OUR weapons.
You couldn’t command the soul of a prodigious tapeworm, face it. Better find your own Sherman, and quick.
SHERMAN: “Time is a most valuable element in all wars.”
NOBODY: And you sure screwed up the timing on THIS war, didn’t you? Jimmy Carter, the worst military commander-in-chief next to YOU, said it, not me: You waited too long, you played too many holes of golf..and ISIS just took over.
SHERMAN: “On the defensive there is no doubt of the propriety of fortifying: but in the assailing army the general must watch closely to see that his men do not neglect an opportunity to drop his precautionary defenses and act promptly on the offensive at every change.”
NOBODY. Obama is on permanent defense. The world is waiting for his offensive. And waiting…and waiting…Las Vegas bets? Obama will go on the offensive….when Michelle Obama actually eats her own lunch menu’s.
SHERMAN: “Other great difficulties, experienced by every general, are to measure truly the thousand and one reports that come to him in the midst of conflict: to preserve a clear and well-defined purpose at every instant of time: and to cause all efforts to converge to that tend.
NOBODY: Is that the problem Obama? Just too many things coming at you at once? IRS, Fast and Furious, Obamacare rollout, thousands flooding the border, terror threats, FBI secrets, Hillary wanting to change the chef already— and it’s getting harder to get a golf game in every day? Or is your clear and well-defined purpose a plan to destroy America?
SHERMAN: “To do these things he must know perfectly the strength and quality of each part of his own army as well as that of his opponent, and must be where he can personally see and observe with his own eyes and judge with his own mind. No man can personally command an army from the rear: he must be “at its front”. Some men think that modern armies may be so regulated that a general can sit in an office and play on his several columns as on the keys of a pinon: this is a fearful mistake.”
NOBODY: I’m pretty sure this means you should stop meeting your generals on your IPAD between sand traps.
SHERMAN: “The effect of his mind and personal energy must be felt by every office and man present with it to secure the best results. Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliations and disaster.”
So there it is: A Union American General is telling it like it is: Obama tried to make the war easy and safe, and look what happened. He is being humiliated by ISIS every day on Youtube, and millions of people are dying, simply because, he just couldn’t pick up a book.
How many times have you heard GOP politicians talk about the need for a Keystone Pipeline? And how many times have you heard the democrats kill any chance of it ever being built?
Remember that really good buddy of Obama’s? Warren the “I play ukulele!” Buffet? It’s not just stocks and Dairy Queen he is good at: it’s trains.
Here’s an email I purposely held off until today, because I think it stands alone, about just who really runs this country:
The rich elites? Or the politicians in their pockets?
(Thanks to Tom Beebe)
When you have a President who says “If you LIKE your doctor, you can KEEP your doctor..period.”—- And then you find out, it was the biggest lie of his Presidency, you tend not to believe anything else he says: and when he says that Ebola will not become a pandemic in America, he could put a “period” behind that statement, and it wouldn’t matter.
Who in their right mind would believe him?
Ebola has been all over the news today…so naturally, it lead right into my Friday historical remembrances—- of another pandemic in our history, and how it affected MY favorite founder at that time:
The Smallpox pandemic of 1776.
It was the summer of 1776, and the Continental Congress had just celebrated their Declaration of Independence. John Adams was appointed chair of the Committee on War and Ordnance on July 13. John was responsible for all the large and small policy decisions governing the Continental Army. As many of you know, it was John who suggested George Washington be the commander of that army.
And what was going around America that summer? Smallpox.
John couldn’t leave his duties in Philadelphia…and he had taken the smallpox vaccination earlier, and survived, so Abigail, on her husband’s advice, took the family to Boston for inoculation against smallpox.
Most of the kids got deathly sick.
John wrote that he felt like “a savage to be here, while my whole Family is sick at Boston.”
From First Family by Joseph E. Ellis
In John’s mind’s eye he could simultaneously envision patriotic celebrations throughout the land, the largest fleet ever to cross the Atlantic gathering in Long Island Sound, and his entire family confined in quarantine amid a raging smallpox epidemic that, according to Abigail, had infected seven thousand people in and around Boston.
She wrote to John:
“Nabby (their daughter) has enough of the small pox for all the family beside. She is pretty well covered, not a spot but what is so soar that she can neither walk, stand, or lay with any comfort. She has above a thousand pussels are large as a great Green Pea. Little Charles in delirium for 48 hours. Has caught the pox in the natural way. ” She told John he should prepare for the worst.
He wrote back to her:
“The Small Pox had done Us more harm than British armies, Canadians, Indians, Negroes, Hanoverians, Hessian, and all the rest. And now it was threatening to carry off “my little babes.”
While John’s boy lay dying… The Continental Army had suffered a devastating defeat, and retreated up Manhattan.
John desperately wanted to return home, but did not feel he could leave his post with the Continental Army in such disarray. He had been working eighteen to twenty hour days for over two months, his eyes were permanently bloodshot, and his sight was strained, making it difficult to read, especially at night. The emotional l toll of witnessing a colossal blow to the American cause was high, and he knew better than most that Washington’s army had gone through a near death experience. The celebratory mood of early July was now replaced by the somber recognition that it was going to be a long war.
After his great victory, General William Howe told the Continental Congress that he would put an end to it all, and was prepared to offer a new and more acceptable reconciliation.
John informed him, ( And I LOVE this…sorry amfortas) that American had no need for pardon, because they had done nothing wrong.
Luckily little Charles survived until much later when he killed himself in a drunken stupor, but Abigail pulled the kids through the worst the summer of 1776, and John help pull the new country through its new birth.
And so, the smallpox epidemic that hit Boston, went on around the world—
During the 18th century the disease killed an estimated 400,000 Europeans each year, including five reigning monarchs, and was responsible for a third of all blindness.
Between 20 and 60% of all those infected—and over 80% of infected children—died from the disease. During the 20th century, it is estimated that smallpox was responsible for 300–500 million deaths. In the early 1950s an estimated 50 million cases of smallpox occurred in the world each year. As recently as 1967, the World Health Organization estimated that 15 million people contracted the disease and that two million died in that year.
Let’s hope we all can find the same courage that our forefathers had. As for believing anything that Obama says about Ebola? Let me refer us all, to a more recent reminder, about what to do when politicians lie:
I have good news: I have found more irrefutable proof that liberals are much less educated in all matters than conservatives. Tonight I found something in history that all the democrats could use to gain their (black) liberal voter’s favor on immigration,
They could even use this to get every single Hispanic vote, if only their wise and all-knowing professors even cared to read real history books, instead of getting on talk shows and talking about how they used to blow things up.
Want to know what they could us as golden propaganda?
Frederick Douglass…was against the Mexican War. He thought it was an abomination. He thought America..PLUNDERED the poor Mexicans.
I can just hear Geraldo now. (Shhhh….Keep this knowledge to yourselves.)
The Mexican war was bloody, but it was fought by all volunteers. The treaty to end the war was signed on February 2, 1848. It was ratified by Congress on May 30. (NOTE: Back then Congress ratified treaties!)
Not everybody was happy. Some people wanted MORE territory, and some people didn’t want any at all.
Here was Douglass’s editorial on March 17, 1848, which appeared in the North Star, of which he was the editor:
PEACE! PEACE! PEACE!
The shout is on every lip, and emblazoned on every paper. The joyful news is told in every quarter with enthusiastic delight We are such an exception to the great mass of our fellow countrymen in respect to everything else, and have been so accustomed to hear them rejoice over the most barbarous outrages committed upon an unoffending people, that we find it difficult to unite with them in their general exultation at this time: and, for this reason, we believe that by peace they mean plunder.
In our judgment, those who have all along been loudly in favor of a vigorous prosecution of the war, and heralding its bloody triumphs with apparent rapture, and glorifying the atrocious deeds of barbarous heroism on the part of wicked men engaged in it, have no sincere love of peace, and are not now rejoicing over peace but plunder. They have succeeded in robbing Mexico of her territory, and are rejoicing over their success under the hypocritical pretense of a regard for peace. Had they not succeeded in robbing Mexico of the most important and most valuable part of her territory, many of those now loudest in their professions of favor for peace would be loudest and wildest for war-–war to the knife.
Our soul is sick of such hypocrisy. We presume the churches of Rochester will return thanks to God for peach they did nothing to bring about, and boast it as a triumph of Christianity! That an end is put to the wholesale murder in Mexico is truly just cause for rejoicing: but we are not the people to rejoice: we ought rather blush and hang our heads for shame, and, in the spirit of profound humility, crave pardon for our crimes at the hands of a God whose mercy endure forever.
There you have it. Think of what someone like Debbie “Pull my crappy hair” Wasserman could do with this knowledge.
Okay. So La Raza is already on this.
You have to ask yourself, why haven’t the democrats brought up the Mexican War? Do they really think they will just flood Texas with Mexicans and get the votes anyway?
Of course that’s the plan. :)
What they are NOT telling you is that the real reason men like Frederick Douglass and John Quincy Adams were against the Mexican war, is that they saw it as a plan for the Southern States to expand their territory, and therefore their votes, and slavery could live on forever more.
And aren’t they trying to do this again? Obama is just erasing the borders all the way down to the Northern borders of Brazil, and he didn’t even have to fight a war to get those votes. (I bet absentee voting cards are all Mexico already.)
Neither Douglass nor Adams saw back then, that the divide against the North and South would settle slavery forever in America, and we would actually make better use out of that territory than Mexico ever could have.
Adams led the small Whig opposition to the Mexican-American War. Most Whigs dared not vote against the requisition bills for the war, as doing so would deny resources to Gen. Taylor’s army, which was already suffering casualties against Mexican forces. The final vote on the war in the House was 174-14. Adams led the tiny opposition and referred to the conflict with Mexico as “a most unrighteous war.”
The people of Mexico didn’t put up much of a fight. The Indians had been raiding them for years. They were pretty tired of it all.
But— Imagine someone like Joe Biden saying ” The great Frederick Douglass said that we plundered Mexico!” ?
Plunder. The word would catch on in tweets all over the world.
Americans…plunder. (You bet we do. You should see us eat French Fries)
What would never be expressed by any liberal is that Douglass and Adams were two of the most conservative and righteous men that ever graced our history, and great fighters for the abolition of slavery, for which both men fought all their lives. They truly were afraid of slavery spreading forevermore.
That wouldn’t come out if the democrats used history today.
So——–nobody tell them.
Bradley Dean is either hated or admired. In the beginning of this video, he goes into the sacrifice of all the men and women who died throughout our history…those who died for the ideals of America.
The beginning describes many of the blunders that our military made on D-Day which cost thousands of our men’s lives—- Something you don’t hear much…and then you wonder–how many more blunders were caused in all the other wars?
Of course, we are not the first country or the last to do such. Many questions are being asked today about Obama’s new strategy to eliminate Isis. There is no end, there is no strategy, just a …well, we’ll do a little more… attitude.
It’s 9/11, and to those families who lost loved ones today we mourn with them. I’m sure feel it’s just another year to wonder for them, and another day for sorrow. I don’t see the age old fight between the Muslims and the Christians ending anytime soon, do you? (I’m just waiting for Obama to pick a side.)
Bradley Dean is a musician who goes around the schools and tries to educate the kids on American’s founders and Constitution. For that alone he is an amazing guy.
The first half of the video, is about our solders, the second half is mostly about Christianity, so if you’re not a Christian, you might find it sort of preachy.
Nevertheless, I had never thought about how all the apostles died, most of them…a bloody death…most all of them for being a Christian.
Some things…never seem to change.
So, Congratulations Bradlee Dean! You win the Nobody’s Fool Award for the week!
It’s good to know someone is trying to teach the kids.
If you like his video’s, just Google him on Youtube.
Boy. Am I disappointed. Everyone is so impressed about Obama coming out last night. Sounding Presidential. Sounding tough. We are going to war—To kill…all those… Islamist Jihadists (Wait….they are not Islamists…no Islam is a peaceful religion…sorry.) Nobody seems to think it’s all the usual Obama big mouth bluster.
Come on. You really don’t buy that speech do you? Remember that “You will NOT cross the red line, and you’ll keep your doctor too!” moments?
“We will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are,” Mr. Obama said. “That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq. This is a core principle of my presidency: If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.”
Core principle? Since when? How many men that attacked Benghazi have been brought to justice?
Never mind that Obama said pretty much the same thing about getting all the people who killed our men in Benghazi. Yes, “Make no mistake” he would get them. (at the 1.00 mark)
So, excuse me…to most Americans this was just a more FORCEFUL speech, a political speech, to please the Americans people who are scared, elections are coming.
And why should we believe anything he says?
Face it: Here’s what the government doesn’t WANT to tell you. All democratic Presidents downsize the military and put money into their social programs. Bill Clinton destroyed so much of the military that it took George W. Bush a while to get it back up. About 9 months if I remember correctly.
They WANT you to think our military is always right there…READY. But, I’m not buying it anymore. And you’d better believe that the other countries know we are at our weakest.
Why else to you think Putin is having so much fun?
We’re just not ready to launch much of anything. Why else does Obama keep saying over and over “Uh..Everybody else has to help out..uh.”
Obama has already delivered half our military hardware to the local police, the rest he left over there for his ISIL.
And guess what? We don’t manufacture anymore, remember? How much do you think those bombs costs in China?
There has been a dramatic reduction in the Department of Defense. With the advent of GWOT (Global War on Terrorism) it is pretty clear that the force structure is totally inadequate to handle another campaign.
For the surge of 2010 in Afghanistan, more than 60 percent of the force structure was contract labor. And never before have contractors held such key positions.
Have we all forgotten that we are basically bankrupt? What’s the debt level now?
Two years ago it was $17 trillion. Have you heard ANY politician mention it in the last two years?
After the cold war, the budgets were cut, and too many contractors were competing for an ever shrinking budget . The companies began to merge to keep afloat.
Here’s a rundown a CIA operative, Dr. John B. Alexander
The mergers included huge companies, as well as acquisition and divestment of subsidiaries. As examples, in 1994 and 1995 Lockheed Corporation merged with Martin Marietta. Northrop merged with Grumman. Boeing merged with McDonnell Douglas. Raytheon merged with E-Systems and acquired Hughes, which had already been bought by General Motors.
This all happened under Clinton.
Most Americans would have been happy for President George W. Bush to just go get bin Laden, but he decided to re-engineer the whole middle East.
Maybe he saw the bigger picture. Maybe he didn’t. Maybe it was all about the money.
But here we are, more vulnerable than ever before.
Our government spend billions and BILLIONS of our dollars on Homeland Security, and the NSA, and yet any fool jihadists with a nuke can walk into the country.
How in the HELL are we suppose to believe that they are protecting us?
How can we possibly believe anything any President tells us anymore?
In what world?
Until our borders are secure we are sitting ducks.
Tonight, when Obama was spitting out all that patriotic BS that you KNOW he hates at the end of his speech, I couldn’t help but think that on this 9/11, in Obama’s home town of Chicago, five firemen are sitting at home after being suspended for having the American Flag on their lockers.
They were ordered to take the flags down. They refused.
There is a Marine sitting in a jail in Mexico, and Obama won’t lift a finger for him.
All over this country veterans are dying, waiting to be seen by doctors…Obama only cares about the ones who make him look good.
And as if to add insult to every American on 9/11…Obama starts off by TELLING us that ISIS is not Islamic.
Well, they CALL themselves Islamic. They kill in the name of Allah. Just because Obama wants to make up his own definition of them, shows how insulting he can be.
And when you have the leader of your country, saying such idiotic things to the world, you have to know it’s not just us that is in trouble, it’s everybody else too.
Obama IS the most clueless and dangerous man to EVER hold that office.
So, Obama will ask for millions to bomb from Congress, and he will get it. Nobody will declare war (They never do anymore do they?) and the money will go down deep black holes, and end up somehow in the wrong hands, and then those wrong hands will kill millions with their…Allah intentions.
So, on this 9/11 day, I would personally like to send a message to Michelle Obama
“Michelle. For the FIRST time in my life, I am ashamed of my President.”
Okay. Maybe the second. (Bill Clinton was disgusting.)
We can only pray the good men and women who still make up much of this country, are watching out for us now…because we have a bigger problem.
And right about now, he’s on the 16th hole.
Teddy Roosevelt: Lover of books. Man of vision— rough-rider. And Henry Adam’s best friend until he got into socialism. But Teddy’s socialism next to Obama’s Marxist radical dreams of Alinsky, was like a lovable chia pet next to a diamond back rattler.
I’m not going to write a lot today, but I AM going to list a number of quotations from Teddy Roosevelt on the subject of immigration, because they are excellent, and what we SHOULD be hearing from our President today. (Ha!)
If you compare his thoughts to the ones that Obama and most of our Congress holds today, you will, like me go…
What the hell happened?
Some of these quotes were expressed a day before he died, on January 5, 1919. Some from his book “On America.”
Here are some of his words:
“We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birth-place or origin.”
Nobody Says: We now assimilate to THEM. But, in Teddy’s eyes, they should all become Americans.
“Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or to leave the country… English should be the only language taught or used in the public schools.”
Nobody: That’s not the case any longer. We have to teach in all different languages, nobody is expected to learn English anymore. We are now a bilingual nation.
“But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American. If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn’t doing his part as an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. . . We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house; and we have room for but one soul loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people.”
“We can have no “50-50″ allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.”
Nobody: By this you can say that Obama is NOT an American. Not even close.
“We cannot afford to continue to use hundreds of thousands of immigrants merely as industrial assets while they remain social outcasts and menaces any more than fifty years ago we could afford to keep the black man merely as an industrial asset and not as a human being. We cannot afford to build a big industrial plant and herd men and women about it without care for their welfare. We cannot afford to permit squalid overcrowding or the kind of living system which makes impossible the decencies and necessities of life.”
Nobody: In that respect: What’s the difference between the cheap labor of the black slaves and the cheap labor of the hispanic?
“We cannot afford the low wage rates and the merely seasonal industries which mean the sacrifice of both individual and family life and morals to the industrial machinery. The foreign-born population of this country must be an Americanized population – no other kind can fight the battles of America either in war or peace.”
Nobody: It’s not just the immigrants that will receive low wages, 75 percent of the new jobs created in the last few years have been part-time.
“It must talk the language of its native-born fellow-citizens, it must possess American citizenship and American ideals. It must stand firm by its oath of allegiance in word and deed and must show that in very fact it has renounced allegiance to every prince, potentate, or foreign government.”
Nobody: For a nation to survive, this must be done. But, how many Muslims, how many Mexicans, how many Kenyans in this country posses this love of America?
“The policy of “Let alone” which we have hitherto pursued is thoroughly vicious from two stand-points. By this policy we have permitted the immigrants, and too often the native-born laborers as well, to suffer injustice. Moreover, by this policy we have failed to impress upon the immigrant and upon the native-born as well that they are expected to do justice as well as to receive justice… that they are expected to be heartily and actively and single-mindedly loyal to the flag no less than to benefit by living under it. “
Nobody: That’s the worst of it all: the immigrants get everything free…and nothing is expected in return. It is the destruction of America if it keeps up.
“The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American. There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else….”
You could say many things about Teddy Roosevelt, but the one thing you cannot say is that he did NOT love America…and he was dead right on immigration.
It’s a whole new ‘global’ world, isn’t it?
Boy, did WE pick the wrong guy.
Peanuts. And makeup.
The theme for today is THOU SHALT NOT LABOUR! —so I’m just daydreaming. That is the new National Strategy laid down by our ‘President’, who, has not told us lately he is the “Commander-in-Chief” because he’s trying to get out of that job at the moment. He wants to be able to blame Congress should ISIS attack us at home. He’ll say it was because the Tea Party blocked immigration.
It’s getting all too easy to predict, isn’t it? Yes, I can bet you Obama is daydreaming today on some golf course.
But, back to our labor. (Just THINKING of Obama is a labor.)
Basically— Labor Day is a National Holiday invented by Congress to celebrate union workers. They did it to ‘appease’ the unions in order to make up for the ‘deaths’ of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and Marshals during the Pullman Strike of 1894. (Pretty interesting history there, check it out.)
Congress decided to take matters in hand and give the ‘workers’ their own day, making SURE of course, that it didn’t coincide with May 1, which is as we all know, is— Have a Happy Communist Day! What happened is that George Pullmans lowered the wages of his employees but demanded the same housing rent. They went on strike.
Work in America is not too good right now, is it? Illegal’s are flooding the country, taking the few jobs that Americans will not get.
America is falling behind the rest of the world, because many Americans can’t find good paying jobs anymore. China and India’s middle class is expanding, ours is shrinking. Too many people are flipping hamburgers. Our educational system –lets just say it—-It SUCKS. Why else do you think Obama wants high wages for fast food workers? Due to their education, they are doomed to be in fast food the rest of their lives. They can’t do anything else.
Inventiveness is way down.
I’m thinking: Peanuts. Makeup.
According to the news today, we watch football and riot, and our President plays golf.
He doesn’t work either. Bush wanted us to “shop.” Obama wants us to.. to play golf. Or better yet…watch HIM play golf.
So—- the question on this American Labor Day is: Is the entrepreneurship of the American worker and the spirit that fueled this nation into greatness gone?
You won’t believe where I found the answer to that:
I was reading a makeup book yesterday, and found a passage, written by the author of the book, whose name is Kevyn Aucoin, which to me, describes perfectly, the real American spirit and WHY America has succeeded in the past while other nations lagged behind—it’s called imagination.
And America’s DNA has been built on it:
Here’s what Kevyn (who is gay) had to say about his success.
While the other boys in my school dreamed of traveling to the moon or winning the Super Bowl, I dreamt of glossy red lips and sparkling skin. By the age of eleven I knew I wanted to be a makeup artist. My first model was my six-year-old sister, Carla, and my first makeup tool was a single tube of tangerine lipstick. Armed with my father’s Polaroid camera and endless curiosity, I enthusiastically began what was to become my career. The fashion magazines I collected had an endless array of talent to choose from, but I only had one girl on my roster, so I set out to create as many looks as my limited resources would allow. Carla became my guinea pig for haircuts, perms, homemade clothing, and endless hours of amateur photo sessions. Over the years she and I experimented with every look imaginable.
And THIS is my favorite part:
Through it all both Carla and I learned not to be afraid of taking chances, and in the process, I learned how to do makeup. We had no real teachers, only photographs from fashion magazines. I would tear out my favorite faces, and try to replicate them on Carla. Learning to do makeup through trial and error taught me that my ‘mistakes’ were often exciting revelations. I came to realized that rules and words like “never’ and “always’ were (and are) sure death for creativity. And while I believe that education is very important, I am grateful for my lack of formal training in makeup. The journey itself may have taken longer but along the way I discovered things I could not have been “taught.” For me, new and exciting ideas are most often created when chances are taken and rules are broken.
Invention. YES! Break those rules! America has been GREAT at it, starting with the invention of the greatest concept of a republic in human history: Our Constitution. ‘Never’ was not in our vocabulary. (Nor in Captain’s Kirk’s.)
The words of Kevyn would have applied to Tom Edison, who dropped out of grade school, the Wright Brothers, who had a bike shop, to Einstein, whom everybody thought was dense, and to George Washington Carver, who was a slave and ended up with hundreds of patents:
In 1896, Booker T. Washington, the first principal and president of the Tuskegee Institute, invited Carver to head its Agriculture Department. Carver taught there for 47 years, developing the department into a strong research center and working with two additional college presidents during his tenure. He taught methods of crop rotation, introduced several alternative cash crops for farmers that would also improve the soil of areas heavily cultivated in cotton, initiated research into crop products (chemurgy), and taught generations of black students farming techniques for self-sufficiency.
America was all about, and always has been: imagination. Invention. Creativity. We NEED to reassert our hero’s.
The Individual, failing, making mistakes, getting up and trying again—-
Enough with the basketball players. The football players. The movie stars killing themselves on drugs. Our kids need new hero’s….inventors. The man. The woman. The lone individual.
Not the “You didn’t build this.” crap.
The good news: The American spirit is an idea. And it can be resurrected. Human beings don’t need to go to Harvard to think of the next cure for cancer. Simple people CAN do great things…if only the government will get out of their way.
Our government is literally choking the creativity out of us all. (Hi Homeland Security! Eat some peanuts!)
I certainly never thought I’d read one of the most profound statements on creatively from a gay makeup artist yesterday, but that’s what great about America still: Somebody tomorrow could think of a way to take a peanut and invent permanent makeup.
Hey, I’m ready.
But getting rid of the progressive liberals? That’s going to take another George Washington Carver, and whoever that man is not going to be on the golf course. He’s going to working, every day will be labor day.
So, CAN America come back to the creative individual spirit that we once had?
Don’t ever say….NEVER.
Now swear….on your mother’s best peanut butter sandwich.
I have wondered, and it is beyond my comprehension, that certain groups of people stay mad and angry at things that happened, not only long ago, but so long ago, it seems pointless to muse, get yourself emotionally upset and bent out of shape for something that’s already happened.
Also, these people continue to want “payback’ for something that nobody in this lifetime even cares anymore about.
IF—- our founders had outlawed slavery, would our world be any different today? Maybe, but no doubt there would be other problems instead. One thing for sure, more blacks would know how to swim.
IF— Britain had won the war of 1812, would the United States be better led by the Queen? She’d be more likable, but then again, England would be Germany. And airplanes might never have been invented. OR light bulbs. OR computers…but tea at three? We’d all have better manners.
Having pondered this: I have to give a good laugh at the British diplomats in Washington, who celebrated the burning of the White House with typical good humor…
British diplomats in Washington are apologizing for Twitter posts that made light of the 200th anniversary of their troops torching the White House in the War of 1812.
The apologies were prompted after the British Embassy posted a picture Sunday of Patrick Davis, deputy British ambassador to the United States, with a caption saying he was participating in “the anniversary of burning of the White House with a BBQ.”
Nobody has a dream…it’s a silly dream, a fun dream…tell me what you think:
They destroyed Los Angeles…
They attacked New York….
Now it’s time for all good people in the country to rise up, and DEMAND …
Sharknado Three to destroy Washington, D. C.!
If you didn’t watch Sharknado Two tonight, I’m not sure you’re really in America. There was enough bad New Jersey jokes to put every New Yorker in happy camp. The jokes were bad, the cabby was repetitive, the hero ran around a lot, the acting was terrible, the kids were wimps,…and the sharks were wonderful.
Nothing is funnier than a giant shark falling out of the sky.
But, it wasn’t enough: I want to see the next shark storm…attack the Capitol.
Think of it: Nancy Pelosi gets her head bit off by a great white. That alone might be worth the whole movie.
John McCain, could be flattened by a hammerhead. Hillary could be torn in half while saying, “What difference does it make?”
We could watch the politicians running out of the Capitol, screaming for their lives, sharks falling from the sky, biting off noses, and arms and legs…Harry Reid could be swallowed whole by a shark with a Koch Brothers logo on his side.
The generals in the Pentagon could be attacked while running wild under a storm of sharks in the National Cemetery.
Come on, admit it. Think of the tension it would relieve all over the country to have a good laugh at all the politicians who torture us every day, to see them running scared from Sharks?
OBVIOUSLY, it’s the next best idea for the continuation.
I’d even PAY to see it, wouldn’t you?
Keep it in mind: Sharknado Three: Washington D.C. Coming soon to your TV.
It’s the ONLY logical choice.
Most every week, it’s incredibly easy to find people doing stupid things…but this week, I just couldn’t choose one particular one:
Obama? Playing golf while WWIII is starting in the Middle East, Muslims are calling for the Jews extinction all over the globe, N. Korea threatens to nuke the White House, Putin is gathering power by force, and the whole country is furious at him for opening our borders and DUMPING illegals into our cities and towns to be taken care of, and he is doing it in secret. Which impeachable moment do we start with?
George Will? For even assuming that the millions of illegals will become Americans in heart and soul.
Pelosi? For rushing down to the border, and doing her best Zelda Rubinstein Poltergeist imitation on the border.
“Come on in! All are welcome! All are welcome! Go into the light!”
Hamas?— for breaking the peace agreement, not once, but five times, and sacrificing their own children to death.
No…the big news this week is that there is so much bad news, (Having to listen to Madeline Albright ONE MORE TIME among them) that almost all the citizens of the country, are appalled that the Congress had decided to take their big five-week vacation, while the country is in a crisis.
Even though Obama is taking a vacation too, somehow Congress gets the blame.
Tell me: Who has taken MORE vacations? Obama, or Congress?
Nobody Thinks: our government…has died. It’s dead. It no longer functions. It’s AOL. The international vultures are standing on the sidelines waiting…the hungry greedy flies are circling..
Which is why this week I decided to put the contest between: Our government (CONGRESS and Obama) VS…the pizza man of Flatbread.
8:30 p.m. A pizza delivery guy walked into an elderly man’s house to find that the man “looked dead” and was surrounded by flies. The delivery guy assumed the man had expired, left the residence and had his manager call 911. The man was only sleeping and stated that he no longer wants his pizza.
The delivery guy who didn’t know enough to feel a pulse?
Congress for going on vacation when our borders are being invaded?
On the other hand— if Obama would be a real President and STAY in Washington and do his job, maybe Congress would stick around too.
I pick….Obama! Yep, he wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award again for reasons I talk about every single day.
I think the pizza man was just a good guy. Think about it: There’s very few people left in the country that are looking at Washington D.C. and not seeing a dead body.
Maybe we should all call 911.
“Ring, Hello. 911. What’s your emergency?”
“Our government is dead. There IS no pulse. Please send help immediately!”
She didn’t say, on what days.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared that former President George W. Bush inspired her patriotism and made her proud of her American roots, according to The Washington Times.
She said this mostly because George gave billions to Africa to fight aids, or so she says. Democrats LOVE It when you spread taxpayers money around the world.
This is no surprise because the Bushes and the Clintons have ALWAYS been close. It’s almost as if they had a meeting long ago and said, “Look we’ll alternate the power so the people think they are actually voting for different agenda’s, and work with each other on the side.”
When they get in office,— nothing changes. They give each other parties and metals.
Remember, we had the black vote BEFORE the women’s vote, so Obama was just a breather.
Nevertheless, Hillary doesn’t say these things without a reason., Is she is distancing herself from Obama, or trying to get some conservative women’s vote…or trying to show she will work with republicans if elected?
You know what? I am totally sick of them all.
And according to the news…so is most of America.