Ticonderoga. That word had been going through my mind for no apparent reason for the last few weeks. I was fascinated by the mere sound: Ti…con…der…ro…ga. I would be looking at a sunset one day, and the word would pop up like a kernel looking for some butter…Ticonderoga.
So what?—You might say…well, tell me if this happens to you…
One night, I was finding some time where I had no chores, and so I went into my library, and thought…to myself, I’m going to just randomly grab one of those old National Geographic’s. After all, I have all the issues on the shelves that go to 1953. I stopped my subscription when the long time editor, Gilvert Hovey Grosvenor was retired, and the global warming idiots took control, but until then, I read every issue.
Ticonderoga was the last thing on my mind that night. So imagine my astonishment when I picked an issue by random, (August 1967) and started on the first article: From Sword to Scythe in Champlain Country, then …. opened it up and there it was: a picture of Fort Ticonderoga.
What are the odds?
So, here’s what I got out of this: Once upon a time,(in 1609) high up near the border of Canada, a French Explorer named Samuel de Champlain was helping out his Algonquian Indian friends, who had been fighting over the fishing rights of the waters. Their enemies were the Iroquois, who often helped the British. One day they were walking through the woods, and came upon three Iroquois chiefs, and Samuel shot them all dead with one shot from his arquebus. Even though the lake was named in his honor, the Five Nations never forgave Champlain, and 150 years later the Five Nations sided with the British in the French and Indian war, which the British won.
It was the French that built Fort Ticonderoga, but they made one big mistake: It’s location. Later it would prove to be an advantage for the British:
During the 1758 Battle of Carillon, 4,000 French defenders were able to repel an attack by 16,000 British troops near the fort. In 1759, the British returned and drove a token French garrison from the fort. During the American Revolutionary War, the fort again saw action in May 1775 when the Green Mountain Boys and other state militia under the command of Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold captured it from the British in a surprise attack. Cannons captured were transported to Boston where their deployment forced the British to abandon the city in March 1776. The Americans held the fort until June 1777, when British forces under General John Burgoyne occupied high ground above it and threatened the Continental Army troops, leading them to withdraw from the fort and its surrounding defenses. The only direct attack on the fort took place in September 1777, when John Brown led 500 Americans in an unsuccessful attempt to capture the fort from about 100 British defenders.
Not only was it pretty far away from the river, the Fort was unprotected by the “high” ground above it.
What does this all have to do with anything?
Defense is probably the most important aspect of a country, or a life. The French should have made a better fort….picked a better location.
President Trump is right to build a wall, in brick, stone, and manpower. While the wacko left wants us to all believe that all men are created equal, and will all get along, we know reality. Make sure you are on high ground. America should always take the high ground.
Ticonderoga is Iroquois: It means: “It is the junction of two waterways.” Not far from my house is the junction of two waterways…the Mississippi and the Missouri…TICONDEROGA!
It’s really a beautiful sound. I think it should be right up there with the world “Geronimo!”
And I still have NO idea why I was lead to even look into it. Somebody up there is…just having too much fun.
Today I got a phone call: “Hi, this is June, would you like some Trump posters?” June is the head of the Republican party here in my little town. We didn’t really get off on a good footing because when I went to sign up to be a delegate, she sent me to the wrong place, where I was treated pretty rudely.
And they wonder why more people don’t get involved in local politics…
She actually came to apologize. I had never met her, but as we talked in my library, I asked her how she had gotten involved in the Republican Party.
“Well, I used to work for Procter and Gamble, and I lost my job. Then I started volunteering for Bush/Chevy.”
While she was talking, I was thinking that she looked like a hippie. No makeup, old jeans, and an old high school red jacket. Like the one Michael J. Fox wore in Back to the Future. Her hair looked a bit messed up. But, when she talked, all that didn’t matter. She was a full-blown patriot…knowledgeable and passionate about Trump and his win. She was 74, but had the energy of a 30-year-old.
June was a Lutheran who was proud of the fact that our city had thrown out Common Core, and many of the Lutheran schools were a big help to that.
I was thinking to myself…that it was simple people like this woman, who volunteered countless hours…putting up signs, calling people…and carefully building a ‘list’ of republicans, that made it possible for Trump to win against all odds.
Truly, the establishment has underestimated the average citizen. They have forgotten them all.
“But, I’m not a republican. I’m an Independent.” I said. No matter, I was on her list, which she was proud to say, she NEVER gave out to anyone.
Tonight, as I watched the President-elect at the concert given to him on the steps on the Lincoln memorial, I was watching his reaction to the patriotic songs of Toby Keith…moving his head to the patriotic music, and he looked just like one of us. I’m sure, when Obama danced, the blacks felt “He’s just like one of us.” I was wondering how much the “democrats” were hating the music…because there wasn’t a rapper singing racists lyrics anywhere to be found. It’s been more than a decade since we heard patriotic music of any kind.
The concert almost felt alien, sad to say. That’s how far the globalists have gone to destroy “nationalism.”
I was worried about Trump and his family. After all, even CNN was gleaming today, that if Donald Trump was assassinated then Obama could stay in power!
Nobody noticed but me, that there wasn’t much smiling going on in the Trump family. And where was his youngest son? Were they concerned about snipers? Was the threats of the terrorists getting to them? Tonight, I hear the jets going off near my house….(Boeing)
I wondered about what was coming tomorrow, because the noise from the left has been that they are going to war against Trump.
The picture of President Trump looking at Lincoln was moving, and I remembered what June told me this afternoon:
“None of the Democrats attended Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration, she told me. They wanted to keep the slaves.”
We all know what’s coming.
The last week has been a disgusting example on the Hill, of the most radical democrats leading a repeat of the Salem Witch Hunt. I had to turn it off. Nasty. Really, uncalled for nastiness. And they’ve stalled his nominations, putting the whole country at risk once again.
So, I ask you, how are the Democrats of 2017 any different from the Democrats who protested Lincoln? The reason is pretty much the same. They want to keep the Americans citizens, and especially the blacks, as slaves to high taxes, government interference, and working for the global plantation owners at the top. Not to mention, a full-blown wave of global immigrants to work on the cheap.
It was said, Obama made his last phone call as president to Merkel in Germany. He also released more prisoners in one day…360…more than any other president.
At Davos this week, Joe Biden was afraid that the progressive liberal global plans would crumble due to “populism.”
“The purpose is clear: to collapse the liberal international order…and to return to a world where the strong impose its will through military might, corruption, and criminality, while weaker nations have to fall into line.”
Funny isn’t it. He is describing what the people of the world see now in Obama and the Democrats.
But, the really powerful are in panic: Christine Legarde, the head of the IMF said this:
“I want to be loud and clear: populism scares me…policy makers need to man up and pay for the social cohesion that we need to keep our societies advancing…it probably means more redistribution than we have in place at the moment and accept that this many be a higher tax burden on people. “
And that’s it: A higher tax on the poor people of America. .
As June was leaving, she turned to me and said,
”It’s horrible what they are doing to Trump. But, they are only destroying themselves. It will be the end of their party.”
I wanted to tell her that the Democratic party is dead. It’s now morphed into the black caucus of Marxist radicals. But…the phone rang, and she left.
The democrats (BLM) will bring out their thugs tomorrow…but there is one thing they just don’t get: For every thug, there will be an American who will…take it no more.
Soon, we will have the President we deserve. God be with him.
I was searching around YouTube tonight and came upon this. Not many things in life surprise me, but this did.
Truly…it broke my heart, because as an astute biographer of the Adams, I have always been a big fan of David McCullough. Yet, I always wondered how he could stand next to Bill Clinton, even to accept an award. Cleary he thought that Hillary would win, and he would be safe in his future earnings and rewards for the remaining years of his life.
Poor man. I feel sorry for him. Duped by his peers.
I listed a few of the comments posted below this video, and one of my own.
It’s sad when you learn you’re hero’s aren’t perfect…but even more maudlin when you find out they are men of little character. I really did think David McCullough, since he was so well read, was smarter than that.
Tell me, David….Does Hillary Clinton have character? Really? She lied about Benghazi She committed a felony. She will go down as one of the worst Secretary of States in history. (Don’t worry, you won’t have to write that book.)
Did she have the ability to rule the nation? Just ask the Secret Service man who guarded her for years. He was so afraid for the nation after being around her every day that he went on every cable channel on TV to warn us about her temperament.
He worked for five Presidents. I think I’ll take his word over yours.
Was she responsible? No. Not after letting every country in the world hack her computer. She put her own ambitions before the country’s national security, and basically had a money laundering racket going
Where were you all year?
Did she have the experience? Well, Hillary did have experience— 40 years of doing nothing but making speeches about all that she was going to do. History will show she did more damage than good, and I for one am glad that you don’t have to write that.
Really…sad. One of our greatest historians was brought by a medal and the globalist/corporates that have ruined us all.
This video was taken in July of 2016, so David was trying to get people to support Hillary.
On the other hand, I’m glad I saw this. It was truly, a learning experience.
“That Mr. Lincoln is not our free choice for President, that we do not consider him qualified for the position he occupies, that we consider him wholly unqualified, is well-known to our readers. We have never been able to discover in him a single quality in any special manner fitting him to be President of the United States at any time, and especially in times like the present; and we have found in him no quality not eminently unfitting him for his high office, except, perhaps, his patience, his good humor, and capacity to labor, he has not the mental qualities, the education, the habits, the manners, the personal presence and dignity, the knowledge of history, philosophy, literature, civilization, men and things, or of the human heart itself, that we demand in the Chief Magistrate of a great people. Of his nomination in 1860, we said in the language of Daniel Webster : ‘It is a nomination eminently unfit to be made.’ There is scarcely a county in any of the States in the Union, which could not furnish a hundred men, any one of whom would be less unfit to be President than he was when inaugurated March 4, 1861.” — Brownson’s Quarterly Review, April, 1864
Our ancestors heard this sort of hysterical outrage-mongering rhetoric before. It happens whenever an outsider or quasi-outsider, perhaps new or dirty money from the wrong social class, is nominated over the wishes of a long-ineffectual establishment that lacks the gift of self-reflection and historical perspective. McCullough has dedicated so much of his life to painting an inspiring picture of American unity in times of crisis that he’s forgotten that it’s not actually true. America can survive division. Americans who hate each other can successfully work together without ever once changing their opinion of each other. That is the lesson to be learned if the republic is to survive.
I have read many of McCullough’s books, and I like his writing; however, his analysis in this situation is full of shit. We need a sovereign nation again, and we shall have one again if Trump is elected. If Hillary wins, we can kiss our country good-bye. She is totally owned by the globalist one wonders.
Wow…I am a descendant of the original Henry Adams, and I couldn’t disagree more with Mr. McCullough here. Donald Trump is exactly the man we need right now…its sad that the great David McCullough does not see what is going on.
John Adams, as David has taught us, valued honesty. Trump has that in busloads. He is ONE Of us. Our politicians, have failed us miserably, and lied to us with every breath. None of the founders were politicians, remember Mr. McCullough? It was you who taught us that great history. For you to not see, the complete corruption of the once great system that our founders gave us, and attack a man who the corporate run media does NOT want, like you, in this seat of power, breaks my Adam’s heart.
You have missed the revolution that is going on, because you are, with the very elites that have you blind to what’s happening. Maybe you should take a car trip to the country you so love to write about, and talk to them.
The American people want our country back. We have been learning, thanks to you and the rest of many hardworking historians, just how horribly taxed we are, and how socialism is the new norm for the “politicians” that you so crave to keep. They don’t effect you dear sir: You are part of the Lords now. But the rest of us are sick to the core of what has happened in our country. I don’t care if a dog catcher from Peoria, was elected, he would do a better job than the small elite who rule now.
Donald Trump will be one of our greatest presidents….you watch.
Anyway, sad, sad, day…My endearing mentor Mr. McCullough, may have reported the history of the United States with brilliant words, but, he never grasped the true spirit of our founders. Thanks to you…this ‘Adams’ born many years later on Bunker Hill Day…has. And its in the hearts of millions of my fellow patriotic Americans.
Thanks to YOU, this nobody saw the founder’s spirit in Donald Trump right from the start. I’m sure that’s not what you were hoping for, but there you go. Because of you, Tom Hanks gave us that great series on him.
(Tom Hanks, another Obama/Hillary supporter. Are you all seeing a pattern here?)
I mean really. How can artist put out such patriotic movies and books, and be flaming liberals? Is it really all about the money?
I suggest you sing a song, have a hot toddy, and invite some of your elite comrades over from the university and try to figure it out. Clearly, you have not been thinking about history at all.
Life is so Ironic: The great historian of the founders, doesn’t even recognize a true patriot when he sees it.
I suggest you enjoy that medal you got from Bill Clinton. After all…he was a “politician” to your liking.
John Glenn, a man who was the personification of the American Alpha-male, (go ahead and shake, you cupcakes), did not only serve as a great soldier, but he was the quintessence of what American stood for: advancement, greatness, and reaching out beyond the stars.
A democrat, JFK, helped launch a man to the moon, and yet, it was the democrat, Obama that shuttled our space program and put the whole thing into moth balls.
Private companies now try to achieve what NASA once did. Mostly I think, because lots of men plan to get rich off the stocks.
John Glenn, was one of the greatest men in history. Very quiet. But in his older years, he let everyone know, what a big mistake it was to close down the Shuttle.
Another one of Obama’s great blunders.
This weekend we can all watch, and rejoice, that John Glenn, was an American, and how LUCKY were we, the ones who were there to witness it all.
God Bless John Glenn, and let’s hope, that his life will inspire Congress to try to bring BACK our space program.
(Don’t miss the video above: Picture any of these guys getting coloring books.)
Nobody Reads History of General Sherman
Every dweeby liberal that speaks, is wondering how Donald Trump won: It’s pretty simple really: Hillary is not a leader. Donald Trump is. We see this how in how he ran his campaign.
Americans love leaders, AND winners.
So….I found these “leadership” words of advice tonight, from a historical General who helped win the Civil War, and thought I’d share:
A small excerpt from The Annals of America: General Sherman writes: Military Lessons of the War (1875)
“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.
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 properly command an army from the rear: he must be “at its front”: and when a detachment is made, the commander thereof should be informed of the object to be accomplished and left as free as possible to execute it in his own way: and when an army is divided up into several parts, the superior should always attend the one which he regards as most important.
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 piano: this is a fearful mistake. The directing mind must be at the very head of the army —must be seen there and the effect of his mind and personal energy must be felt by every officer and man present with it to secure the best results. Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster.”
Tell me, after reading these words of General Sherman, who do you think the General would like more: Donald Trump or Barak Obama?
If you said Hillary Clinton, do not pass GO. And go back to square one.
Because we have no government, armed with power, capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge and licentiousness would break the strongest cords of our Constitution, as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
He was short, pudgy, and cantankerous, but the country would not exist without the actions and hard work of John Adams. Thomas Jefferson wrote the most famous political document in history, but it was John Adams and his cousin Sam who truly set the country on the course for our very Independence.
Besides being the ONLY founder who owned no slaves due to principles, this nobody wonders why John Adams did not earn his rightful place with a monument on the Mall. As David McCullough, one of America’s most famous historians, pointed out once, John Adams, was truly the ‘conductor’ of the band.
Dick Morris sets history straight.
We may all think that the Clintons are the biggest criminals ever to hold up in the White House, but will the crimes we have been hearing about for the last twenty years even make it into future American history books?
Probably not, if history is any indication. And don’t think the Clintons don’t know that.
Let’s take the usual history told of that good-old-boy Texan: LBJ. What do you hear of when you hear anything about LBJ? That he was a civil rights champion, and nobody helped the blacks more than he did, right? That he was a smart politician. And that he was the father of that wonderful New Deal.
Yes, we have LBJ to thank for the massive welfare state that morphed into the monstrosity that allows 49% of the working people to ‘support’ the other 51% of the people who don’t even pay taxes.
That’s not in the Constitution, but, LBJ, like all fellow democrats, are very good at spending other people’s money…if it’s gets them votes. And that’s why they don’t teach the Constitution much in school anymore.
But…before Bill and Hillary Clinton’s massive crimes, LBJ was setting them a fine blueprint to follow.
It wasn’t just Alinsky who knew how to “work the system.”
From A History of the American People, (P.870-871)
There was a dark side to Johnson. He was unscrupulous. In Texas politics, where he acted as a fund-raiser for FDR, he was closely linked to his contractor ally, Brown & Root, for which he had negotiated enormous government contracts to build the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. The company illegally financed Johnsons’ unsuccessful 1941 Senate campaign, and from July 1942, IRS agents began to investigate both them and LBJ himself. They found overwhelming evidence not only of fraud and breaches of the Hatch Act in the use of campaign money, but of lawbreaking in many other aspects of Brown & Root’s business, including tax evasion of over $1 million. Both LBJ and Herman Brown, head of the firm who had begun life as a two-dollar-a-day rod carrier for a surveyor, could have gone to jail for many years. The investigation was derailed as a result of the direct intervention of FDR himself, January 13, 1944, and the matter ended with a simple fine: no indictment, no trail, and no publicity. After the LBJ was involved in various Texan political intrigues of a more or less unlawful nature and in building up a personal fortune (most of it in the name of his wife, the long-suffering ‘Lady Bird” Johnson) in radio-TV stations and land.
There was also the case of Robert G. (‘Bobby”) Baker, a gangling South Carolinian who had served Johnson as secretary and factotum in the years when he was Senate leader. Baker was known, on account of his power and influence, as “the hundred and first Senator,’ and LBJ said of him, fondly: “I have two daughters. If I had a son, this would be the boy…(He is) my strong right arm, the last man I see at night, the first one I see in the morning.” In the autumn of 1963 a private suit against Baker in a federal court, alleging that he had improperly used his influence in the Senate to obtain defense contracts for his own vending-machine firm, provoked a spite of similar accusation against his probity, and in a number of them LBJ was involved. The accusations were so serious that, just before his assassination, Kennedy was considering dropping LBJ from his 1964 ticket, even though he feared that to do so would imperil his chances of carrying Texas and Georgia. At Republican urging, the Senate agreed to investigate the case. But by the time LBJ was president and the full weight of his office was brought to bear to avoid the need for testimony either from Johnson himself or from his aide Walter Jenkins, who possessed a good deal of guilty knowledge. The Senate committee, on which Democrats outnumbered Republican six to three, voted solidly on party lines to protect the President.
So…who benefited the MOST from JFK’s death? LBJ
Where was he killed? (Texas) Who controlled Texas? (LBJ)
HOW many books have been written suggesting the obvious, the LBJ arranged it all?
Only few. and good luck finding them. .
Sadly, it’s not just the Clintons who are doing the “pay for play” it’s the whole damn Congress. Saudi Arabia has been spreading their millions to every man and women in the House and Senate.
Years from now, Hillary will be remembered as a champion of human AND woman’s rights. She will be said to have been the smartest women ever to hold office.
As for her crimes, Obama has protected her, just like FDR protected LBJ.
The powerful never go to jail.
So, what do you think the history books will say if Hillary becomes President?
Will she order all books to erase all her many crimes? And will Bill Clinton be marked as just another ho-hum President, who was not NEAR as great as his wife?
Hillary will make sure of it.
It’s up to the American people to write their own history, and it starts with electing Donald Trump.
Let’s make Jefferson proud.
Donald Trump has declared that Obama and Hillary built ISIS, and in this video, Dick Morris explains how, but he didn’t go FAR enough, did he now?
Obama, as commander-in -chief, the Nobel Prize Peace winner, together with his crime partner Hillary, has been the biggest arms dealer in the world. To anybody with eyes, it looks like Obama formed this ISIS army down to its signature uniform of black pants, shirts, and white tennis shoes. Pretty close to the black Panthers.
The first time I saw that uniform I thought, what did Obama do, design this himself?
Come on! Muslims wearing uniforms!? AND hot black on top of it? And with white tennis shoes? REALLY?
Sure, the Americans left and ISIS moved in, but if Obama and Hillary hadn’t have made sure they got billions of dollars worth of prime U.S. military hardware, they would have gone back to their usual days of just beating up their women.
The amount of U.S. weapons GIVEN to ISIS by Obama, is so obscene that there is no question it was all done on purpose. That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.
ON PURPOSE. Just like how Obama sent a load of cash to Iran. He did it illegally. He did it on purpose. It’s all to help out his Muslim army.
Once upon a time they crucified Ronald Reagan for the Iran/Contra affair which was peanuts compared to what Obama has done.
When Obama took our soldiers out of Mosul, ISIS got a pretty nice bundle of heavy military hardware. Obama just left that stuff there. No other commander in the history of warfare would have LEFT the enemy with enough weapons to wipe out whole nations.
But Obama did. And nobody…NOBODY called him on it. Well…very few.
Consider: Mosul, Baghdad, Afghanistan, Ramadi:
After capturing Iraq’s largest oil refinery, and becoming the “world’s richest terrorist organization” by looting 500 billion Iraqi dinars ($425 million) from banks in Mosul, the Islamists have now captured a massive chemical weapons complex. We lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone,” Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told Iraqi state television.
(So, is ASSAD dropping those chemical weapons on his people, or is it ISIS?) When was the last time you heard that ISIS had gotten Saddamn’s chemical weapons?
No? Me neither.
ISIS fighters on Thursday seized the al-Muthanna complex, located 60 miles north of Baghdad, which was a central base of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons program and stores hundreds of tons of lethal mustard and sarin gas, reports the Telegraph.
And THIS from 2015:
The ISIS fleet of captured U.S. military vehicles, including M1A1 tanks, grew by more than 100 when Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) fled the provincial capital of Ramadi 60 miles west of Baghdad and abandoned their equipment, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.
Congress felt pretty bad about all those stolen weapons so: Congress turned around new Humvees and $12.5 billion, with 1000 new Humvees, machine guns, and grenade launchers. Approximately 25 billion U.S. dollars.
And let’s not forget it cost over 153 million to train FIVE Iraq men, and even they left. The silence from Congress is…almost unbelievable.
It’s now been proven that Obama and Hillary were running weapons to ISIS….and it was being arranged through Benghazi.
Hillary denied it, but it’s true, as Dick Morris points out.
So, can we truly say without a shadow of a doubt that Obama and Hillary actually gave birth to Isis?
You have to ask, ISIS is growing like a spider’s web covering all corners of the globe and where is it getting the money? The Pentagon can’t account for $8.5 TRILLON dollars.
I want to know, where did all that money go? And more importantly, how come our government can STEAL trillions, and yet, if we steal…we can go to jail.
Wake up people: You’re government is out of control.
This week, I thought I’d be good and not pick on the continuing saga of Hilarious Hillary’s mental state, and instead turn to some other news that has gotten some attention. Gabby Douglas, the American gold metal gymnasts, choose to NOT statute the American flag on the ceremony podium at the Olympics in Rio.
Clearly, it was a statement against her country.
Many Americans saw her do this, and as expected, a lot of nasty comments were made on Social Media, which really “Hurt her.” she said.
Ahhhhhh….gee. What Gabby? Did you think you were making some great political “black lives matter” statement?
That’s what happens when you start hanging out with Barack and Michelle. They got by with doing it…so what? Did you think you’d be admired? Try to muddle out of this one.
Gabby wasn’t expecting such a backlash. And she wasn’t the star this year— instead the other girls..the ones who looked HAPPY to be there took the glory.
Simone Biles, covered her heart, and she clearly dominated Gabby.
Simone Manuel, the first black woman to win a gold in swimming, covered her heart, AND sang the National Anthem with sheer joy. She showed grace, and maturity, and made us all proud.
BOTH women are black. Obviously a bit wiser than you.
You choose the wrong role models Gabby. And it’s too bad…because as politicians know, people’s memories are short…but that film clip and picture is right up there in Olympic history….and people like me, are not going to remember your great talent, but the fact, that you choose to point a middle finger at your own country,…what a shame.
Being a champion is more than just having the talent to win gold.
It’s also having the courage to show honor to a country who looks up to you.
A picture is worth a thousand words. It’s so, so true.
NOTE: I’m busy watching the incredible feats of Michael Phelps tonight, so instead of making up my own usual rant, I’m just going to reprint a few paragraphs from A History of the American People.
If you think that Hillary’s and Obama’s record on ISIS is meaningless, remember that we once had REALLY great Presidents…
And Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of them. Read this, and tell me if Trump is not advocating the same principles of government of X President, Eisenhower:
Historians can trace the rise of huge executive power in the United States, accompanied by prodigious spending, through the Pre-World War One years of the Wilson administration, the vast expansion of federal and military power 1917-1918, the revival of large-scale federal industrial projects during the New Deal, their expansion during World War Two on a gigantic and unprecedented scale, and the way in which the onset of the Cold War made a large-scale, free spending federal government, linked to an enormous arms industry, and voracious armed forces, a permanent feature of the American system. Eisenhower’s third principle, reflected in his private diaries and papers was that the security of freedom through the world depended ultimately on the health and strength of the US economy. Given time, the strength of that economy would duplicate itself in western Europe and Japan,—he could see it happening—thus spreading the burden. But the US economy itself could be destroyed by intemperate spending by a greedy, over-large state, generating profligacy and inflation. He said of the military: “They don’t know much about fighting inflation. This country could choke itself to death piling up military expenditures just as surely as it can defeat itself by not spending enough for protection.” Or again:
” There is no defense for any country which busts its own economy.”
(And what has Obama been doing to our deficit? Busting our economy at every chance.)
Normally he ran balanced budgets. What he was most opposed to was a massive, permanent increase in federal commitments. He put holding down inflation before social security because he held that price stability was ultimately the only reliable form of social security. He loathed the idea of a welfare state. He was in fact, deeply conservative.
TELL me that doesn’t sound like Donald Trump.
If Ike was alive, he’d be out there calling for arrest of both Hillary and Obama, and he’d be campaigning for Donald Trump.
Eisenhower was not only one of the greatest generals of all time, he left America AND the world a much safer, and richer place.
Thank God he didn’t live to see what they’ve done to the country.
Actually, two subjects today: Let’s start with Obama. Today he announced that due to the fact that Muslims are poor, that’s part of the reason they join ISIL (Obama’s still insists on the NEVER Israel version) He is sending $2 billion to help build some of their infrastructure.
For $2 billion dollars we could fix our electrical grid so that one little ISIS guy could not kill us all. It only takes one a EMP over the center of the country, and voila, it would take out our electrical grid for over three years, and that would kill at least 90 million in the first year.
But obviously, taking care of the ISIS Muslims is much more important. Obama lied when he said that we have nothing to fear from ISIS. They can only kill 50 or 100 at a time. No big deal.
Why, the blacks in Chicago kill more than that in one month! What’s the worry?
Still, Trump is right. Our country is starting to look like a third world nation…and you have to wonder…When did this insanity of taking care of other countries before Americans start?
It started with Truman.
After WWII, the United States had shipped abroad a total of 23,405,978 tons, 44 percent of its foodstuffs, 22 percent industrial equipment, 15 percent clothing, and 11 percent agricultural supplies, the value amounting to $2,768,373,000 to other countries. In all it had provided $9 billion in aid. On top of this there had been the $13 billion spent on the Marshall Plan.
But that was not enough for Truman.
He came up with the “Point Four.” He decided that the world was divided between the “haves” and the “have not” and decided it was up to the United States to not only feed, but give all our industry, and our scientific advances and progress to the whole world. He believed that the people of the United States would gladly go without in order to feed the starving of the world.
I doubt if he asked them.
From A History of the American People.
Truman got Congress to budget $147.9 million and got Westinghouse helped out by licensing foreign manufacturers to use its techniques and processes. They helped them design their plants and trained their operatives. Sears also started teaching industrial techniques and merchandising to the Brazilian and others. By 1953 there were 2,445 US technicians working in 35 foreign countries. engaged in assisting with food production, railroad efficiency , modern mining techniques, public health, central banks and government administration. Point Four was enhance by bilateral aid agreements, and the sums spent by the US government continued to increase throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Much of the aid was wasted. For instance, Africa alone has received over ten trillion dollars in help, but not much to show for it. So, WHY do they keep doing it?
Trump is right: America cannot do this anymore. But our government continues to tax us all to help just about everybody but ourselves.
The second thing is all about the history of Hillary’s health.
She had a stroke, and she probably still has a blood clot. THIS is why she is not being seen much.
No doubt, she is on drugs. And If I were Trump, I’d CERTAINLY bring this up.
DEMAND to see her medical history.
Well…I can’t wait until the “Commander-in-Black-Chief” comes back from his European vacation to lecture America on its racist problems, can you? Especially since it’s mostly his fault we’ve come to this point.
Blacks rioting in the streets. It’s not so bad, said Obama…in the 1960’s it was worse because back then the blacks were REALLY beaten up!” The cops are nicer now..so to Obama, it’s no problem.
What point is that? It’s about the bass, bout the race, no whitey. It’s all about the bass, bout the black race, no whitey.
No whitey is getting pretty tired of turning the other check. In fact, this ‘turn the other cheek’ from the Christian religion sort of loses it’s luster, when you are shot in the back dead.
There is a pattern now of WHY police are killing black people…it’s obvious to most: Whose the most dangerous animal to a cop in America? He’s probably black. The blacks WANT the police to be scared of them—anybody with white skin, whether a cop, or a pizza delivery man, if you come into their neighborhood, you are taking you life in your hands.
Like the Muslim neighborhoods in London, there are many black neighborhoods here that a white person would be scared of ever going.
Talk about racists. The blacks have become, thanks to Obama, the most racist people in America. You will never hear this on the TV, until now of course: It’s hard to deny that Micah Xavier Johnson was NOT a racist…especially when the black Dallas Chief of police calls him one.
Micah Xavier Johnson, a 25 year-old Army reservist who had served a tour of duty in Afghanistan, was photographed wearing a dashiki and holding up his right fist clenched in the Black Power salute. On his Facebook page, Johnson liked pages related to Elijah Muhammad, the Nation of Islam’s deceased founder. And he liked the Black Riders Liberation Party, the New Black Panther Party and the African American Defense League.
The democrats have created the poverty in the cities where blacks live, and they keep them all stupid, tell them that whitey is out to get them, and the only way they can get out of poverty is to sell drugs, or become a basketball player. BOTH parties are guilty for ignoring the problem. But the democrats OWN that poverty. They own it…but the blacks (not all of course) are so STUPID they never see how they are being KEPT stupid, and manipulated, and on the black plantation of hatred.
Simply to keep the democrats in power.
They hand them scholarships to college, and then they drop out, because they simply can’t keep up.
The other day, while I was watching the Congressmen grill F.B.I. Director Comey on TV, there was a black Congresswomen who…had a lot of trouble READING her statement.
She could not even read barely past a 4th grade level, and yet, she was a Congresswomen.
The black family had it better in the 1930’s. (Ask Thomas Sowell.)
On top of that, everybody knows that Obama has been working towards this point since he got into office—flaming at EVERY chance racist hatred of the Whites, and especially the cops, because he wants to nationalize the police. A FEDERAL POLICE STATE. That’s one of his goals. (And the U.N.’s)
So of course, they start with ‘police training.”
The media is nothing now, but the highest form of propaganda:
And on the Huffington Post this headline tonight:
Giuliani Black Parents Need to Teach Their Children To Respect Police
His Shameful MSNBC Appearance
“There’s too much violence in the black community,” he said. “[I]f you want to deal with this on the black side, you’ve got to teach your children to be respectful to the police and you’ve got to teach your children that the real danger to them is not the police; the real danger to them, 99 out of 100 times, 9,900 out of 1,000 times, are other black kids who are gonna kill them. That’s the way they’re gonna die.”
The truth is shameful? (It’s all about the black– bout the black, no whitey.)
Hillary is not going to be elected by her own account. Only fraud can get her elected. There are too many blacks waking up to the knowledge that HEY…I’m ever worse off than I was before. And she’s white. Why should I vote for her?
The administration has been working with these black groups in order to keep on Destroying America…Obama WANTS this race war. Who does it benefit?
Compare Obama to Ben Carson. Alan West, Thomas Sowell, and the many other black successful men that you can think of. Or not.
It’s too depressing.
The only way democrats/Marxists can stay in power is by throwing a good old fashion communist takeover…they are trying to start…a revolution.
And who better to start a black race war than the first black president?
“Whenever those of us who are concerned about failures of the criminal justice system attack police, you are doing a disservice to the cause,” the United States’ first black president told a news conference.
The black lives matter cause, of course…oh they had a peaceful demonstration where 22 cops were hospitalized. It’s okay. Nothing to see here. BLM is an important group.
Tonight I talked to my son…I told him he should register to vote.
“It won’t matter mom, Hillary is going to win no matter what. My vote doesn’t count.”
Sadly, I thought the same way most of my life, and sadly, more than half of me still believes that…but I do know, miracles can happen. We must at least TRY. How can we face ourselves in the mirror if we don’t?
Can the whites stand by and watch the blacks, and Obama destroy the rest of America?
I’m not sure when Obama is going to make this great racist speech, but…by the looks of some of the pictures, and the sheer LACK of any news about his visit, we can all imagine that Obama was not well received…his once every-so-glorious sheen of greatness has fallen down to his skinny little knees. The very FACT that we heard nothing about his visit means, it was a disaster.
Obama’s favorite pastor said this right before the shooting of the Dallas Police: Farrakhan said violent retaliation is the only way for American blacks to “rise up” and overthrow their white oppressors.
Will there be a race war?
Nobody Knows. But, the blacks want the whites to hand over a few states: This from the leader of the Black Panther. (Old friends of Hillary Clinton.)
The end game is land ownership. The endgame is our own government in a nation within a nation. Okay. So we claim the states of Louisiana, we claim the states of Mississippi, we claim the states of South Carolina, we claim the states of Alabama, and we claim the states of Georgia.
Ha ha ha ha…
Good luck with that. But, I don’t think too many of us would mind if we gave them San Francisco.
This isn’t just any other ordinary July 4th, now is it?
I was watching this reading of our Declaration of Independence on this video, and with every liberal actor I saw, I kept remembering how so MANY of them really hate America.
Whoopi has threatened to leave if Donald Trump is elected.
This was recorded in 2009…and it seems, that maybe only Mel Gibson actually thought about what they were saying.
Still, if you ignore the faces, and just listen, it’s amazing that the words could have been written today, with King George Being Obama.
Enjoy, the brilliance of our founders….
And have a GREAT 4th of July!