Monday, January 30, 2012
There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2010.
The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the names are alphabetized. It is hard to believe it is 36 years since the last casualties.
The first known casualty was Richard B. Fitzgibbon, of North Weymouth , Mass. Listed by the U.S. Department of Defense as having been killed on June 8, 1956. His name is listed on the Wall with that of his son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Richard B. Fitzgibbon III, who was killed on Sept. 7, 1965.
There are three sets of fathers and sons on the Wall.
39,996 on the Wall were just 22 or younger.
8,283 were just 19 years old.
The largest age group, 33,103 were 18 years old.
12 soldiers on the Wall were 17 years old.
5 soldiers on the Wall were 16 years old.
One soldier, PFC Dan Bullock was 15 years old.
997 soldiers were killed on their first day in Vietnam.
1,448 soldiers were killed on their last day in Vietnam.
31 sets of brothers are on the Wall.
Thirty one sets of parents lost two of their sons.
54 soldiers attended Thomas Edison High School in Philadelphia . I wonder why so many from one school.
8 Women are on the Wall. Nursing the wounded.
244 soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War; 153 of them are on the Wall.
Beallsville, Ohio with a population of 475 lost 6 of her sons.
West Virginia had the highest casualty rate per capita in the nation. There are 711 West Virginians on the Wall.
The Marines of Morenci - They led some of the scrappiest high school football and basketball teams that the little Arizona copper town of Morenci (pop. 5,058) had ever known and cheered. They enjoyed roaring beer busts. In quieter moments, they rode horses along the Coronado Trail, stalked deer in the Apache National Forest. And in the patriotic camaraderie typical of Morenci's mining families, the nine graduates of Morenci High enlisted as a group in the Marine Corps. Their service began on Independence Day, 1966. Only 3 returned home.
The Buddies of Midvale – LeRoy Tafoya, Jimmy Martinez, Tom Gonzales were all boyhood friends and lived on three consecutive streets in Midvale, Utah on Fifth, Sixth and Seventh avenues. They lived only a few yards apart. They played ball at the adjacent sandlot ball field. And they all went to Vietnam. In a span of 16 dark days in late 1967, all three would be killed. LeRoy was killed on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the fourth anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Jimmy died less than 24 hours later on Thanksgiving Day. Tom was shot dead assaulting the enemy on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
The most casualty deaths for a single day was on January 31, 1968 ~ 245 deaths.
The most casualty deaths for a single month was May 1968 - 2,415 casualties were incurred.
For most Americans who read this they will only see the numbers that the Vietnam War created. To those of us who survived the war, and to the families of those who did not, we see the faces, we feel the pain that these numbers created. We are, until we too pass away, haunted with these numbers, because they were our friends, fathers, husbands, wives, sons and daughters. There are no noble wars, just noble warriors.
Please pass this on to those who served during this time, and those who DO Care.
Friday, February 4, 2011
It mattered little to his loudest critics that in the Declaration, as the preamble declares, Jefferson let it be known that he was well aware that Almighty God had created the mind free. That if God chose not to impose a system of beliefs on His people and allowed them to come to Him by choice, who was man to do so? In a letter dated September 7, 1797, to James Monroe he answered to the assertion that a non-believer should at least be restrained from propagating error by which he replied;
"Constraints may make him worse by making him a hypocrite, but it will never make him a truer man. It may fix him obstinately in his errors, but will not cure them. Reason and free enquiry are the only effectual agents against error. Give a loose to them, they will support the true religion, by bringing every false one to it's tribunal, to the test of their investigation. They are the natural enemies of error, and of error only. Had not the Roman government permitted free enquiry, Christianity could never have been introduced. Had not free enquiry been indulged, at the era of reformation, the corruptions of Christianity could not have been purged away. If it be restrained now, the present corruptions will be protected, and new ones encouraged."
One of my favorite quotes in this letter is, "Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now." Wow was that prophetic. Not really. The founders understood human nature as well as anyone else in history. That was their reasons for the checks and balances. He further states, "Our rulers will become corrupt, our people careless." The founders understood that human nature tends to pull us toward pride. Pride is truly the root of all sin and part of our fallen state. Genesis 1:31 tells us that "God saw all that he had made, and it was very good." Not just good, but very good! By God's standards. WOW! In Genesis 2:17 God declared, " but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” God had only prohibited one item in the garden, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. One might believe that it was the forbidden that bid their disobedience, but it was pride. No longer would they allow God to determine good from evil. They would be "like" God and determine this for themselves. Is that not what we still do today? God did not bring pain and suffering into this world, man did. Why was Satan cast down from heaven? Pride! He wanted to be greater than God. Why did Cain slay Abel? Pride! Abel's offering was accepted, but because Cain had decided for himself what to offer, instead of listening to God, Cain's was rejected and out of envy and pride he slew his brother.
One might also ask, what has this got to do with grass roots and government. I remember being a young man at the age of 24 (yes I once was young) and while visiting my mother we watched images of the Berlin wall falling. I remember the rejoicing that was going on. I also remember telling my mother that never before have we been in such danger. After great victory, comes your greatest tests. When did king David fall from grace? At his proudest moment and in his greatest achievements. How often have football players and other athletes fallen from grace after victory in a championship? How often has a lottery winner's personal life been destroyed by temptation that was never within his grasp before?
Too often we put the emphases of enemy on a person or even a country, when in reality it is the idea or belief that is the danger. I knew deep down that while we looked at a country to be our greatest threat in the cold war, it was really the beliefs of that country that was the greatest danger. They would not go away. They would just change the package that it was wrapped in. While many would revel in victory, the seeds would be planted for a new crop tomorrow. Only this crop would be harder to spot, and harder to fight. Some have heard me say before that the grass roots will face their greatest tests to come following a large victory. But yet our greatest danger will be our pride!
Just as we have watched third parties rise up for good reason, they have become emulators, but on a smaller scale, of the greater evil in the two party system. Some in third parties have said, "I will not support anyone that is not in our party." How has that proven different?
Now, some that have had a voice of reason, and many that find themselves in a different role from the past declare, " I am the authority, I judge right from wrong, good from evil. You are either with me or against me." If ones opinions' differ you are slated a "Sellout" and "impure." This too is the same book, different cover. As a young child I read Charlie Brown books before I slept each night. After the covers were falling off of my extensive collection I decided to read the Bible instead and found myself stuck night after night in Proverbs. Proverb !6:18 tells us " Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall." The founding fathers knew human nature and they knew it from scripture. Man is doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over again. That is why we need a Savior! That is also why it is more important to focus on the ideas and beliefs other than be distracted by disdain for the man. We should try to limit the influence that is placed on our leaders that promote them in a direction to succumb to human nature. Always give credit to God in victory, be humble, and share the truth in love and let God decide the outcome. He does anyways.
Here are more wise words of Thomas Jefferson from the same letter to Monroe, "It can never be too often repeated, that the time for fixing every essential right on a legal basis is while our rulers are honest, and ourselves united...
I would like to close with part of a speech from President Abraham Lincoln on April 30, 1863.
We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other Nation has ever grown.
But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own… We have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.
It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness…
All this being done in sincerity and truth, let us then rest humbly in the hope authorized by the divine teachings, that the united cry of the nation will be heard on high, and answered with blessings no less than the pardon of our national sins, and the restoration of our now divided and suffering country to its former happy condition of unity and peace.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
1.) The date; September 12, 2010. Is it a coincidence that at four of the parks the date of this event falls the day before or after the anniversary of the attack on America by Islamic extremists (9-11-2001)? The first thought that comes to mind is the importance and significance that are placed on dates and symbolism in those of the Muslim faith. Supporters of “Muslim Family Day” declare this days importance to be linked to Eid Al-Fitr which is Commemorated by Muslims around the globe. Eid Al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and it is determined by the lunar calendar., which in 2010 occurs on September 9th.
Jackson, NJ (September 10)
Dallas, TX (September 12)
Chicago, IL (September 12)
Washington, DC (September 12)
Springfield, MA (September 18)
Los Angeles, CA (September 18)
Atlanta, GA (October 2)
San Francisco, CA (TBA)
As we can see, the dates of “Muslim Family Day” differ in different cities so it may be difficult to argue that this is date related. At the very least Six Flags in Chicago IL., Washington DC, Jackson NJ, and Springfield MA., should have had more consideration for the closeness in proximity to the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil.
2.) Who is sponsoring this event? The answer to that question can be found front and center on I.C.N.A's website. I.C.N.A stands for Islamic Circle of North America. Their definition of themselves can be found Here. To obtain the pleasure of Allah (SWT) through working for the establishment of Islam in all spheres of life. ICNA has many projects, programs, and activities which are designed to help in the process of molding the individual and reforming society at large.
This sounds harmless enough but could just as easily be worded to establish Shariah (Islamic) Law in all of the world.
Now, before anybody screams that this is just my interpretation just read into their teachings (I.C.N.A) or even ask them and you will see and hear the true intent. While they include statements like “To oppose immorality and oppression in all forms, and support efforts for civil liberties and socioeconomic justice in the society,” how is this to be taken? Immorality and oppression are subjective and should be viewed thru the law of the Qur’an as the writer most likely defines it and not thru the understanding of the context in the western world. And just what context is socioeconomic justice to be viewed?
The bottom line is this; This country as we know it, and it's constitution along with it's freedoms, are completely incompatible with Islamic Law and enforcement of it's beliefs. This is common knowledge and helps to explain why we are described as “The Great Satan” by so many in the Muslim nations. Before anybody accuses me of hate speech here I am just stating facts. As long as we are a free nation we must be able to question the motives of those that we feel are not being on the up and up with their intentions. When this right is totally lost we will be free no more. Again, I ask you to consider the evidence.
In 1997, I.C.N.A.'s magazine “The Message”, celebrated the life of a young martyr. The article was titled “Actions Speak Louder Than Words” and besides telling the young mans story it started by stating;"The Qur'an urges Muslims to seek knowledge and then to act on the knowledge they acquire. It also says that the person who merely obtains knowledge without taking actions is like a donkey carrying books, i.e., such knowledge becomes a burden that benefits no one. For one young man, knowledge became a source of inspiration that led him to take actions that can benefit everyone.
On November 29,1997, at ICNA's Southeastern Regional Convention in Atlanta, a plaque was presented to Jibril's family in celebration of his martyrdom. The plaque read:
"Think not of those who are killed in Allah's Cause as dead. Nay they are alive with their Lord and have their provision (Qur'an 3:169). In recognition of Jibril Abu-Adam (also known as Lawrence Nicolas Thomas) for his devotion to His Creator and his ultimate sacrifice on behalf of his fellow Muslims in Kashmir."
Five young Americans disappeared from the greater D.C. area last November, only to be arrested a week later in Pakistan where they allegedly sought to join the jihad against Americans. They appeared to have comfortable, supportive homes but they all had something else in common, all five belonged to I.C.N.A. As Ramy Zamzam, one of the defendants emerged from court in January, he declared, "We are not terrorists. We are jihadists, and jihad is not terrorism."
Evidence suggests that I.C.N.A has given financial support to groups that are recognized as terrorist organizations. You can see screen shots of websites to substantiate the connections to terrorist supporting organizations and contributions given to them from I.C.N.A Here. Jamaat-e-Islami or JI has it's own charitable group, the Al-Khidmat Foundation (AKF). On August 17, 2006, JI posted a story on its official website that AKF had just taken a delegation to the home of the global head of Hamas, Khaled Mashaal. They then gave Mashaal the equivalent of $99,000 and delivered to him a "special message" from the president of JI, Qazi Hussain Ahmed. In turn, Mashaal thanked the group and said Hamas will continue to wage jihad (terror) against Israel.
You can read an article by Joe Kaufman making his case against I.C.N.A Here.
Although there is much that was not included in this article there appears to be more than enough evidence that true intentions are not being relaid by this organization and one can certainly believe that they are operating in stealth mode. Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, founder of the anti-Islamist American Islamic Forum for Democracy, stated "This organization [ICNA] is teaching Islamism as a dominant political movement ...Basically this theo-political ideology is the gateway drug toward violent Islamism for susceptible Muslims. Those who are not susceptible Muslims are still part of a separatist movement which is not commensurate with our Constitution and Bill of Rights."
In closing I would like to include a quote from Muslims of the Americas (Jamaat ul-Fuqra) leader Sheikh Mubarak Gilani -"Act like you are a friend and then kill them, just like from the book.” While they are not part of I.C.N.A., they are well funded from Pakistan and purportedly have operated at least 35 known terrorists camps in America. Gilani was the target for an interview in January 2002 by Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl when he was kidnapped and later be-headed. He also had disciples recruiting on the West Capital Lawn in Washington DC on Muslim Day September 25th, 2009, no doubt another innocent event.
Sources include but are not limited to : The Investigative Project On Terrorism, New York Times, Act! For America, Americans Against Hate, Associated Press, I.C.N.A, Jamaat-e-Islami, Young Muslims, Washington Post
Sunday, April 4, 2010
When the “Encyclopedia Britannica” published a fifty-five volume set of books entitled “The Great Books of the Western World” the longest essay in the volumes was on God. When asked about this, the co-editor, Mortimer Adler aptly replied, “Because… more consequences for life and action follow the affirmation or denial of God than from any other basic question”. No matter which side of the argument you stand on his answer tears at the heart of the conclusion of all questions.
When we hear the word evolution we misunderstand it as meaning macroevolution, or the ability of a species to evolve into another species over time. There is zero proof of this ever occurring, but it is left with a lack of definition because we do have proof of microevolution occurring (the ability for a species to make adaptations within its species). In other words we have no evidence to support one species evolving into another but evolution has been shown in the ability of a species to adapt to its environment, but not CHANGE species. What a leap of faith that must take!
The late Sir Fred Hoyle proposed the modern belief of many that primitive life was carried to the earth on board of comets zipping through the universe(another leap of faith and just where did that life come from?). He also coined the phrase “Big Bang” to explain a theory of origin that he did not ascribe to. He most likely came up with his comet theory with the inability to defend life’s origin from the random shuffling of molecules. In his book “The Intelligent Universe”, he compared the theory of random life to being as improbable as a tornado blowing through a junk yard and assembling a Boeing 747. He calculated that life beginning randomly on its own is one in ten to the power of 40,000. (He examined the chance that 2,000 enzyme molecules will be formed simultaneously from their 20 component amino acids on a single specified occasion). Another contemporary scientist defended the randomness of life by attacking Hoyles’ argument this way. “But this is not the correct calculation (stated as a matter of fact for him). The relevant chance is, some far simpler self-replicating system (we have NO idea what kind), capable of development by natural selection, being formed at any place on earth (we have NO idea where), and at any time within a period of 100 million years (we have NO idea when, 100 million years is quite a wild guess for a being that may average a 70 year life span). We cannot calculate this probability (I thought that he already said that Hoyles’ calculation was wrong so he must know how), since we know neither the nature of the hypothetical self-replicating system, nor the composition of the “primeval soup” in which it arose (what do they know?). The origin of life was obviously a rare event, but there is not reason to think that it is extraordinary or unlikely as Hoyle calculated”. DOES THIS SOUND LIKE AN UN-BIASED, SCIENCE BASED CONCLUSION, OR A WILD LEAP OF FAITH? It is, however, what is taught and believed by many as a fact in our schools.
Robert Hazen, of NASA’S Astrobiology Institute, recently concluded in an article in “Element” magazine that “Rocks and minerals must have played a pivotal role in the transition from the blasted, prebiotic Earth to the living world that we now inhabit”. Nevertheless he concluded that: “Scientists are still far from understanding the ancient, intricate processes that led to the origin of life”. This is yet another new theory from the supposed brightest minds of our time, that we have come from rocks and minerals they just don’t know how, when, or where, but they are sure. George Cody, of the Carnegie Institution of Washington stated in the same article: “Natural transition metal sulfide minerals can promote a broad range of organic reactions, either catalytically or as reaction participants. Whether and how this chemistry may have aided the emergence of life remains a mystery”. He had already stated earlier in the article that “At present there is no completely satisfactory theory for the origin of life”. This belief that we came from rocks and minerals reminds one of the profit Jeremiah preaching that those people of Israel that had abandoned God to worship Pagan idols should be ashamed by stating: “Saying to a stock, Thou art my Father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth”:… (Jeremiah 2:27)
In today’s world view there is a dire prejudice placed against the intelligence of a person of faith. There is a huge effort put forth to discredit the creation theory and anyone that might ascribe to it. On Bill Maher’s show “Politically Incorrect” he stated in an argument against creationism in schools that, “One side (evolution) is believed by scientist and proven by science while the other side (creation) is a butt load of crap”. He then followed up by stating that “If God created man in his image then he must be a monkey”, this brought applause from his audience (we now know where Jerry Springer’s audience goes when he is not taping a show). This was a prejudiced, ignorant attack, devoid of the truth and swallowed up by the “intelligent, open minded left”. I guess that Bill can just ignore the many scientists that believe in a creator or happen to even be Christian in their beliefs. Stephen Hawking, who holds Newton ’s Chair as Lucasian professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University , finished up his view of the universe by stating, “The one question in need of an answer is the question of God. Science, with all of its strident gains, must still remain contented to describe the “what” of human observations. Only God can answer the why”.
We cannot give one side a free pass as being impartial and open minded while condemning the other as close minded lunatics. There are many people defending evolution as being under attack like never before. THIS STATEMENT IN ITSELF SHOWS THE INCREDIBLE BIAS AND PREJUDICE OF THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION AND THE PEOPLE THAT ASCRIBE TO IT. If evolution is backed up by scientific data and open mind ness, HOW CAN SCIENCE ATTACK SCIENCE BY DOING FURTHER ANALYSIS ON THE ACCEPTED BUT UNPROVEN BELIEFS? Isn’t that the job of the open minded scientific community? It being viewed as an attack further displays it’s evolvement into yet another world religion. How dare we question science and ask it to put forth proof for their supposed unbiased claims? The apostle Paul stated in Romans 1:22, “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools”. When trying to push forward and have them state facts of finding you will inevitably be challenged in your beliefs system. This is an effort to side track you and a way to avoid their lack of scientific proof to back up their unbelievable leap of faith in the knowledge of man. It is fine if evolution is your religion but don’t teach it as a fact to our children. If you want to talk about violation of church and state, this is it.
If you look back at the history of this movement of atheism, Charles Darwin gave them something to grasp at. This started a movement and the pride and rebellion of man grabbed hold out of desperation. But we must finally ask ourselves, “Where do these two belief systems eventually take us in society”? When we grasp a hold of Evolution then we put our faith into a system of Natural Selection and survival of the fittest. Karl Marx considered dedicating his “Das Kapital” to Charles Darwin in the English translation, which Darwin declined. According to Marx, religion was the Opiate of the people and allowed for class division impeding his move toward a Utopian society, and Darwin ’s work had given him the scientific backing that he felt he needed. This laid the foundation for Joseph Stalin’s hatred of religious peoples and the murder of mass millions during his regime.
German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), took this one step further by declaring God dead. He despised religion and once stated “I call Christianity the one great curse, the one enormous and innermost perversion, the one great instinct of revenge, for which no means are too venomous, too underhanded, too underground, and too petty”. His writings can be found and are taught all over our colleges, and he played a great role in shaping the philosophies of Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini. Darwin ’s theories and Nietzscheian dogma had such an influence on Hitler that he personally presented a copy of Nietzsche’s works to Benito Mussolini. It later led Hitler on to his mission to slaughter and obliterate the weak and inferior from this world. Natural selection followed out to the maximum.
Psychologist Sigmund Freud said on many occasions that Nietzsche knew himself better than any other human being. He meant it as a complement but that could explain why Nietzsche spent the last eleven years of his life insane. Freud also stated that “God had been a kind of consolation to humanity living in the nest, yet upon growing up man had given him his eviction notice”. This sounds like the talk of a rebellious child toward his father, only later having to fill his emptiness and meaning of life with drugs and sexual endeavors.
Ultimately there is a price to pay for mankind’s belief in the death of God. Even Nietzsche himself predicted that “Because of the death of God in the nineteenth century, the twentieth century would become the bloodiest century ever”. In answer to those that want to remind us of the atrocities done in the name of Christ, I want to state that these were done in direct conflict to the teachings of Christ. I challenge anyone to prove me wrong on that. On the other hand Hitler and the atrocities committed by the secular world fulfill the theory of Natural Selection and Darwinism to their climax. I am not saying that an atheist cannot be moral, just that if they are they are living above and beyond the teachings of their beliefs.
If we are the result of just a senseless, random act of the shuffling of molecules, then there truly is no meaning to life and the ends do justify the means. Why then, regardless of the accomplishments that one might find in life, is there dissatisfaction and an inner push to find the meaning of life? When we seem to be at the top of the hill, a fall is sure to come. As Ravi Zacharias put it in his book “The Real Face of Atheism”, “The loneliest moment in life is when you have just experienced what you thought would deliver the ultimate, and it has let you down”. After winning the Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman was left to ask “That’s it”? When we seek fulfillment through our proud independence of God, no satisfaction can be found. Often that is when we fill the void and escape reality through drugs, sex, and many other momentary escapes. I say momentary because regardless of how good we feel at the moment of the selfish act, it will be followed by depression and a sense of guilt to follow. If Natural Selection is true, then we must place ourselves at the top of our priority list and in this selfish act, we will never be truly happy or satisfied. Look around you and you will not find one person that puts themselves first to be happy. In our rebellion against God, our denying his existence at all costs so we can have the freedom to play on our desires, we can see an end result of a very unsatisfying and unfulfilling existence. If one looks at a child who answers to no one, no rules, no curfews, and does their free will, you will find a child in misery when the world tells us they should be in ecstasy. If you understand these principles it is not hard to see the hatred and animosity displayed against God. The insistence to remove Him from all facets of life makes sense in a rebellious heart. Just as we have laid down rules to protect our children, and they may not understand them thinking that we are destroying their fun, God has set rules for us to follow. And just as our children rebel against us in their pride, we rebel against God. Just as they do not want to hear it from us, we avoid hearing it from God so much that we wish to strike him from existence, just as we would want to avoid someone that we feel we have wronged.
Many express hatred toward what they consider a self riotous arrogant Christian attitude. Let me say that often arrogance is read into the fact that someone has a strong confidence in their beliefs. I often tell my kids to know what you believe in and why you believe it. There is a premium placed on the world view of an open minded ignorance today. That there are no absolutes, no moral compass, and no real right or wrong. This kind of destructive teaching leaves us in peril at times of a crisis. We have to look no further than the aftermath in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina to see what this belief system will bring.
I know that I am a sinner deserving judgment as such. But I also believe that Christ paid the price for my (and the worlds) sins and in this I will be given His Grace. I believe that if anything good comes out of my works, it is through God that it comes.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Now that I have your attention, you can agree with me that this is how such a discovery would play out if it really happened. Life would be trumpeted and valued as worthy to be marveled and protected. Why is it that it is acceptable to question when life begins and deem some unworthy for reasons such as economic, if it is carried in the womb of the mother? Is it not still valuable and miraculous in these confines? In no other place is life, or a child, in more danger than while it is still in the womb of it's mother. And is it not ironic that most of the people that will fight for the life of even an insect, or be willing to bring about famine or economic disaster to protect a 2 inch fish's habitat, be also willing to adamantly fight to insure the right of an estimated 1 million babies lives to be snuffed out every year? Even before they have a chance to contribute to society, or even take their first breath?
Many of these same individuals are demanding that health-care be a right while stating that it is a crime to deny health-care for economic reasons (this at least can be a viable argument). Meanwhile, many of the same individuals will deny the right to life for economic reasons (this destroys the argument made by the same group above). I am asking for common sense and less contradictions in philosophy. Why do many of the same people oppose the death penalty for some of the most heinous crimes, and then support by all means the death penalty for the truly vulnerable and innocent, the unborn? I can understand someone being in opposition to both. You could even make the argument for the death penalty and oppose abortion as the guilty have been found just that, meanwhile the unborn are guilty of nothing.
I want to stress that we should share these thoughts with love and not try to condemn those that have had this procedure. They have been lied to and left uneducated in this procedure and the truth about the growth of babies in the womb. There have been medical personnel disciplined for allowing the mother to see the sonogram of their child only later to cancel the abortion. THIS IS ABOUT MONEY! Not the rights of women. There are billions spent in the abortion industry and yet it is never questioned for its ethics. How can they deem that a child of 13 can make this decision without the consent of her parents and now argue that children should be allowed to stay on their parents health insurance until the age of 27? The same child of 13 cannot be given an aspirin without the parents consent but can make this decision on an invasive, emotionally charged, and major surgery without their consent? Ludicrous!
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg once argued in front of the Supreme Court as legal council on behalf of the ACLU to lower the age of consent to 12! She was later appointed to the Supreme Court by president Clinton and approved 96-3 by the Senate. This is not about the rights of women. THIS IS ABOUT MONEY and the exploitation of women and children. Watch the video at the end of this article,from CNN, that talks about the ACLU defending the rights of girls to dance in Rhode Island strip clubs at the age of 16.
Go to the homepage of NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association) and see how they thank the ACLU for defending them from accusations of crimes including being accused as an accomplice to the rape and murder of a 10 year old boy. Here
Read more about this horrible attack and the ACLU's defense of this case here
The truth is, the argument in the case of rape and incest will take a different look when you look at the facts. The facts show that abortion is a major tool to conceal the crimes and enable the predator to keep the authorities from finding out about the crimes; only to allow the child to be repeatedly abused in many cases. You can find so many cases of this happening it will make you ill. Here are just a couple of the stories. Here and Here
You can hear the results of some of the 800 calls placed to Planned Parenthood Clinics by a girl posing to be a 13 year old with a 22 year old boyfriend at the end of the story.
Planned Parenthood was started up by a communist minded bigot named Margaret Sanger. Included in her quotes are these.
On blacks, immigrants and indigents:
"...human weeds,' 'reckless breeders,' 'spawning... human beings who never should have been born." Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people
On the rights of the handicapped and mentally ill, and racial minorities:
"More children from the fit, less from the unfit -- that is the chief aim of birth control." Birth Control Review, May 1919, p. 12
On the extermination of blacks:
"We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population," she said, Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon
There are many more but this one sums up her feelings.
"The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." Margaret Sanger, Women and the New Race (Eugenics Publ. Co., 1920, 1923)
Not to forget that Planned Parenthood still offers the "Margaret Sanger Award" to recognize leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions to the reproductive health and rights movement. They have also been recorded accepting "scholarship money" that is to be applied for paying for the abortion of black babies (exclusively). Who else could survive these kinds of charges?
It is about MONEY, not woman's rights and soon even more of your tax dollars are going to help fund Planned Parenthood activities. I heard one elderly German man confess about his church being next to the railroad tracks, and when they would bring cattle cars of people by to take them to the death camps they could here them pleading. To drown out the pleading they would sing their songs of praise louder. How long will Americans turn up the volume? If a teenager gets drunk, wrecks the car, and ends up paralyzed from it, the mistakes cannot be undone and their life is changed forever. When there is an unwanted pregnancy why do we think that it can just be undone and why should the unborn pay with their lives?
This was written by Kevin Harned.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
As leadership in this country continues to look to
Now, what did all of these meetings and treaties that caused member Nations to give up their countries sovereignty get them? How about 31% unemployment in the 27 member states (countries). As a bonus they currently have a GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth of 0.7% predicted for the upcoming year (according to another Time article). Unemployment reports cite that they (the EU) has a combined unemployment rate of 9.9% but according to their OWN figures cited from their November 2009 meetings they acknowledge the current employment rate to be at 69% (31% unemployed). Seems they have a lot of people not seeking employment with the aid of their great social programs, so they do not show up as unemployed. Great news! In their own 10 year plan they hope to reach 75% employment (25% unemployed in 10 years!). Now that's a goal! It will be the first positive goal that they have met since the formation of the EU in 1992.
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In closing all I can say is that, "We Had Better Read The Fine Print" or we will suffer severe buyers remorse and then hand over the payment book to our children and grand-children. Shame on us if we buy into the lies that destroy our sovereignty, take away our freedoms, and indenture our children to unnecessary debt caused by falsified and misleading misrepresentations of some in the scientific community, and politicians seeking ultimate control. Don't drink from their cup of lies when so many have so much to gain, and this country and its citizens have so much to lose.
In the first video (2007) candidate Obama is using recent events like droughts as proof of global warming. In the second video (2010) President Obama is explaining how we cannot pay attention to all of the record snows and cold that we have experienced this winter as proof that global warming does not exist. I did not graduate from Harvard Mr. President but using good old Hillbilly Logic tells me you can't have it both ways. It is disgraceful how he plays the victim by stating that the "conservatives yell at him" at their conventions. How un-presidential he looks doing this. Note to President; You are the leader of the most powerful country in the world (currently), quit acting like a victim every time you face opposition.
The one thing that is consistent in both of these videos is his touting that you have to drive up energy prices to force changes in choice on the citizens and companies. It is not about the environment as much as it is about ideology and control.
Just wait until they are in control of your health-care.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
With past and present world leaders talking about the environmental movement being the precursor to a global government with enforcement powers, this movement has monumental repercussions. Leaders that have called for this global governance include Jacque Chirac President of France (2000), Al Gore July 7, 2009 in London, New EU President Herman Van Rompuy at the G20 2009 meeting broadcast on the BBC, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the close of the G8, Former Canadian PM Paul Martin at the University of Ottawa (discussing how we will all have to give up a little bit of our sovereignty), and UN President Ban Ki-Moon in Copenhagen. This is not a complete list of all but should suffice. If it had not been for the leaks of emails of the supposed top scientists at the time of the Copenhagen Summit this Global governance may well have been passed in the treaty that was offered. In recent days there have been further disclosures of manipulation, suppression, and destruction of data by some of these same scientists (James Hansen-Heads NASA Goddard Institute, Phil Jones who recently stepped down as director of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit in Britain and was the lead scientist for the UN Climate Change research body the IPCC, Michael Mann- Developed the flawed Hockey Stick graph for the IPCC).
NASA has had numerous errors involving temperature readings input by James Hansen's department. Maybe it is high time that Hansen testify before Congress and at the very least be stripped of his job that is supported by tax payer money.
David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary of Britain, actively promoted the idea of individual carbon credits to be issued to citizens of the UK. This idea first seemed to surface in 2006 when Milibrand was the environmental secretary (he completed a feasibility study on the idea). They had concluded that every citizen would be issued with a carbon "credit card" - to be swiped every time they made a purchase under a nationwide carbon rationing scheme that could come into operation within five years of the study (2006). Everybody would be given an annual allowance of the carbon they could expend. If they wanted to use more carbon, they would have to buy it from somebody else and they could sell any surplus. Milibrand said: "It is a way of pricing carbon emissions into individual behavior and it would recognize carbon thrift, as well as economic thrift".
Under that system the government could control every purchase that you made by charging excessive credits for items or services that they deemed undesirable. In a prophetic sense, one would not be able to buy, sell, or trade outside of the system. I am not prepared to give this kind of control to government officials, much less foreign officials of a global governance.
Al Gore was paid as a consultant to the EU around this time frame. It just so happens that the former VP and Nobel prize winner has since invested in environmental start-ups through his venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins. One such company is Hara, a 25-employee company that debuted in 2008 that provides online software to help companies reduce their carbon footprint -- a $2.5 billion market that will grow 10-fold if the proposed energy bill, which will require companies to get permits for emissions, becomes law, according to a June 2009 story on Reuters.
Chief Executive Amit Chatterjee stated, "This company would not have existed if Al Gore had not bought off on the idea." Kleiner Perkins invested 6 million dollars into the startup. In 2008, they (Kleiner Perkins) had loaned a California firm, Silver Spring Networks, $75 million to produce hardware and software to improve electricity grid efficiency. In late October of 2009, when the Energy Department announced $3.4 billion in smart grid grants, more than $560 million went to utilities with which Silver Spring has contracts. As reported in a New York Times story titled "Gores' Duel Role: Advocate and Investor" dated November 9, 2009, Mr. Gore says that he is simply putting his money where his mouth is." Do you think there is something wrong with being active in business in this country?” Mr. Gore said. “I am proud of it. I am proud of it.” Since leaving office in 2001 Al Gore has made in excess of $100 million in the environmental movement (estimated as he does not have to disclose his finances and he will tell you that).
If "Cap and Trade" legislation gets signed into law (it has already passed the House of Representatives) Al Gore will be in line to make billions through his investments in startups. He has given multiple testimonies before Congress, influenced the thoughts of our school kids with a documentary that he produced that has been proven to be laced with errors, and seemingly, knowingly, given false and exaggerated claims to many government bodies including at Copenhagen just this last December.
If you haven't come to a conclusion yet, it is not about the environment, it is about money and ultimate control. Many in Congress are in on this scam and it will drive energy prices through the roof, put a nail in the coffin of our economy, and could ultimately cost our country it's sovereignty. For years Liberals have tried to get the citizens to move closer to work, to car pool, to get rid of evil SUV's and stop consuming in excess. All of these things were promoted by higher gas prices. That is why some in Congress have suggested a minimum price on a barrel of oil to be well in excess of $100 a barrel. It is also why you can find a never ending list of arguments if you Google "High oil prices are good".
It is sadder yet that after everything that has come to light, President Obama is still pushing for "Cap and Trade" passage See Video even while new admissions of fraud exist Read Here. It is time to come clean on green!