Brandon's Straka viral video, a declaration to Walk Away from the Democrat Party, has spawned a great movement, inspiring thousands of folks of all flavors whose similar declarations on YouTube (have also gone viral) on why they are leaving the Democrat Party. Understandably the Press doesn't follow this. Here a few.
The Clock is Ticking
Former US Attorney Joe diGenova says it like it is. He explains the upcoming indictments for Brennen, Clapper. Comey, Baker, Yates, etc. etc. Clapper and Obama are looking on with this special edit. It's all here.
Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 BC
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.
★★★★★★ THIS IS THE MOST POIGNANT ESSAY WE'VE POSTED ON THE ANGST OF TODAY. Essentially it's a 20 page booklet which can be read to you or printed for later reading.
It was written by a Democrat in 1965 with a contribution from Cicero in 50 BC! Young folks who read it(?) might say "it was written over 50 years ago, so what, we're still here". For those who were here in '65, the pre-digital era, they know the difference between a boy and a girl, and good and evil. Many know who God is and go to church. But sadly their numbers are dwindling. The essay explains why, and where we are headed.
Today, taking advantage of progressive gains, avaricious and corrupt politicians now reject common sence and reign at all branches of government for which most folks are oblivious, senseless to notice or just dont care. For that reason this post will be given a permanent home atop The Sarasota Patriots Home page in the hopes that any first time visitors will take time to read this compre-hensive assessment of our country and world. The parallels seen in 1965, despite the cold war, pale to our country's social and moral deterioration from within today. Again, you'll read why, and where we are headed.
A MUST READ.
★★ "Stupid is as Stupid Does" A one minute video in her own words. Unbelievable!
★★★★★ Gender Identity Law Declares War on Women, Forces Trans Men to be Accepted as Female House Democrats have reintroduced a bill that would make "gender identity" a protected class under federal civil rights law and force men who identify as women to be treated and accepted as female. If the measure, known as the Equality Act, becomes law, it would drastically impact numerous sectors. The Story
★★★★★ Candace Owens is an American conservative commentator and political activist. She is known for her pro-Trump activism and her criticism of Black Lives Matter and of the Democratic Party. She is the Director of Communications at the conservative advocacy group Turning Point USA. For a good laugh, compare her intellect with that of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez A recent CPAC Video (10 Million+ hits on facebook in one month.)
★★★★ The Church of Resentment Some people hate the rich more than they love Paris's cathedral. But it took the Notre-Dame de Paris fire to spotlight this all too common affliction of the millennials whether they be in France or the US. Board Opinion - WSJ
Everybody knows Tiger Woods won the Masters. This essay by Jason Gay captures the story with tongue and cheek like no other - the way we remember it best.
A great story
★★★★ THEY'RE BACK!
A Harvard law professor agrees to represent an unpopular client, and undergrad snowflakes go berserk.
In this latest "deeply trauma-inducing"
chapter of Snowflake insurrection, This time they demand the professor be removed for his decision to represent a person ranked No.1 on the #MeToo movements evil-doers list.
A laughter inducing story
★★★★★★ Is It Too Late to Counter China's Rise? Some would say, The US burned as Bush & Obama Fiddled. The Sarasota Patriots has written about this on numerous occasions, specifically the Chinese expansion in the Bahamian out islands. In the The Abacos, the Chinese built a small port facility just 150 miles east of West Palm Beach and only 55 miles off our coast, a Hong Kong-based company has spent approximately $3 billion developing and expanding a deep-water container port. All on top, of other Bahamian investments in Bahamian Economy, culture and tourism.
The Story updated.
★★★★★★ The Mueller probe now over, WHAT NEXT? "Ok, folks, bear with me here as I ruminate out loud with a few recent observations from various other posts and threads. This is my first Q-like post, unpacking the various boards and posts and the seemingly unrelated details:"
At the top of the list of players here, ..........
★★★★★ The Two Americas Have Grown Much Fiercer. The U.S. was divided 46 years ago. But no one saw it as a fight to the death. Reaction to the outcome of Robert Mueller's investigation shows Americans again how divided we are. If you are more or less of the left, you experienced the probe as a search for truth that would restore the previous world of politics. Instead the traitor got away with it and you feel destabilized, deflated. If you are of the Trumpian right, it was from the beginning an attempted coup, the establishment using everything it had to remove a force it could not defeat at the polls. You are energized, elated. Now both sides will settle down, with the left as forthcoming in its defeat as the right is forbearing in its victory. The Trump forces will strike with a great pent-up anger, and the left will never let go.
★★★★; The Brains Behind AOC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Ms. Cortez is not the Congresswoman you would think. She is an actress playing the part of a NY congresswoman, explaining why her answers are so off script (really stupid) to unanticipated questions. Casting was perfect as she turned out to be a superstar. I know it sounds crazy but is all explained here. Here you'll learn about the dangerous sponsors controlling her, and how they produced puppet Cortez. Oh, she isn't the only one. The Video
★★★★ YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING - VOTING AGE 16?! When we heard about this we thought it a joke, then we came across the below, not surprisingly in the NY Times and not surprisingly authored by, a liberal Jewish professor. Is he nuts? If anything the voting age should be moved back to 21, the drinking age, where it once was. The OpEd is entirely professorial bombast. Still you should can read the twisted progressive logic in just the last two paragraphs. Another Progressive Mugging
★★★★ California Has Become the Far Left Coast, Goodbye G.O.P. This is our fourth posting on the implosion of California - it's descent into a one-party state accelerated in 2018. Golden State Democrats picked up seven seats in the House. They now control almost 87% of the state's congressional delegation-46 of the 53 representatives. Orange County, one of the original strongholds of the conservative movement, is now a liberal bastion. Democrats hold both U.S. Senate seats and all eight elected statewide offices..
The rest of the story
★★★★★★ Despite Trumps campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" and his many successes, is it really Bye Bye American Pie? The American dream ended during the second term of Barack Obama. It was the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white male who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest republic in the history of mankind. This also includes invention and innovation in just about all branches of science and technology. This is what we have to overcome.
★★★★★★ Have you thought about what you would do without electricity? It's inevitable! Today we are now as dependent on Electricity as the Oxygen we breathe. This wasn't the case of the not too distant past. What will we do without power when that day comes? For any prolonged period, we will have three days before food spoils, medicine and water run out, batteries die, and society will effectively collapse. Simply put, there are three ways this could happen with only two resultant outcomes - one really bad, one even worse. Two are man made, one natures inevitable doing. the Story updated plus added video 3/2/19.Where will you be?
★★★★ We are Literally Drowning in Recycling. Cities the world over are having a garbage crisis, or more specifically, a recycling crisis. In 1950, the world produced about 4 billion pounds of plastic a year. Today, we produce about 600 billion pounds. Every year, about 20 billion pounds of it ends up in the ocean. Over 90% of produced plastic has never been recycled, and it typically takes more than 400 years to break down. In Philadelphia, for example, the city currently burns 200 tons of recyclables a day-half of what it collects. The result is an increase in carcinogens spewing into the air around the city's incinerator in nearby Chester, Pa. The story
★★★★ The Goofy Socialist That Could. 29 year old perky Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, AOC, as she's better known, today exists largely in front of the cameras. Not known for intellectual adeptness, still, in a few months she's gone from an unknown New York bartender to the democratic socialist darling of the left all with the help of media hordes. She is in favor of abolishing air travel, outlawing steaks, forcing all American homeowners to retrofit their houses, putting every miner, oil rigger, livestock rancher and gas-station attendant out of a job. Oh, she's for government-run health care too. Her story
★★★★★★ The Democratic Party is going hard left. There will be stops and starts but it's the general trajectory and will be for the foreseeable future. Pew Research sees the party lurching to the left since 2009. But you don't need polls. More than 70 Democrats in the House, and a dozen in the Senate, have signed on to the Green New Deal, an extreme-to-the-point-of-absurdist plan that is yet serious. The academy and our mass entertainment culture are entities of the left and will continue to push in that direction. Peggy Noonan spells it out here.
★★★★ (for now) A CURE FOR CANCER? or another cold fusion like hoax of 1989. Reports have it an Israeli firm has found a cure or will have by end of year. "We believe we will offer in a year's time a complete cure for cancer." We repeat this is supposedly a CANCER CURE, not a treatment. It works quickly and for many types of cancer. You be the judge. The story
★★★★★ Dan Bongino on "Spygate", his book of The Attempted Sabotage of Donald J. Trump. He explains reasons why and names names in the Mueller probe that is the cleanup operation for what he called the "biggest scam in American history."
Bongino presents a good amount of the evidence in his book on this live video recorded at the David Horowitz Freedom Center Restoration Weekend, held Nov. in Palm Beach. It has to be the absolute best 36 min video on the subject to date.The VIDEO
★★★★ The Evil Governor Andrew Cuomo Brags: "It is a good evening this evening. Congratulations, Congratulations, Congrat-ulations. Today is sweet because in a few minutes, I will sign this bill and another New York national precedent will be established - The most aggressive women's equality platform in the nation, is going to be in law in this state." - followed by shrieks and hollers of joy by the women in the audience, now allowing abortion at full term with no doctor necessary!. The abhorrent story and insidious video of corrupt Andrew Cuomo taking Papa Mario's legacy one step furthure. IS HERE
Ironically the Catholic Churches in SRQ choose not to mention this but one Pastor read his letter to Andrew Cuomo. IT'S HERE
★★★★★ "It's Promise is Staggering and its just a couple years away." It's not just a faster phone, it is self-driving cars to telemedicine and as yet undreamt technologies, all the things we hope will make our lives easier, safer, and healthier will require high-speed, always-on internet connections anywhere. A handful of lucky cities already have this cable cutting Verizon service (one in Fla). Others to follow. Here is all you need to know including is politics.
The story UPDATED Feb '19
★★★★★★ Who Are the Most Powerful People in America? The genius of America is that it was set up as a representative government, but increasingly, Americans are ruled over by leaders who are unelected, and very powerful. Philip Hamburger, the first outed conserative Law Professor at Columbia University, unmasks the people who are really ruling our lives. This unambiguous, clearly defined and concise video has to be seen by everyone especially the younger generations. The Video
★★★★ UNGOVERNABLE Last November's elections brought into Congress some of the most extreme office holders ever seen. Recently defeated Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill said: "I'd be lying if I did not say I was worried about this place. It just does not work as well as it used to." Paul Kane of The Washington Post describes how in the early meetings of the new Congress "tensions flared and lawmakers walked toward each other in the well of the House. The chance of physical confrontation seemed to grow by the second" The OpEd
★★★★ Charles Krauthammer is back with a little advice on a timely subject, Immigration.
★★★ Celebrities share Ginsburg's radical political values, which define the Left's obsession with "social justice" and "equality" and which she expressed more than 40 years ago in a seminal legal analysis. As a law professor at Columbia in 1977, Ginsburg teamed with fellow feminist lawyer Brenda Feigen-Fasteau to compose Sex Bias in U.S. Code for the United States Commission on Civil Rights. The basis for that report was that the two feminists produced, amongst other things, demands the elimination of sex separation in all public institutions. She was a Clinton appt. with 96-3 senate conf.
★★★★★ FRIGHTENING ! - The Mechanics of Gun Confiscation and Forced Deportation to a FEMA Camp Government sponsored gun confiscation is coming to this country. There are people in our government who are determined to take your guns. We have trained in mock cities on how we will accomplish this feat. We use a traditional checkerboard pattern similar to what the citizens of Boston experienced after the Marathon bombing.We have routinely practiced the same scenario, repeatedly. To cover a suburban block, our forces approach with two armored personnel carriers on opposite ends of the street, two per side of the street. One vechicle.....
Four Thugs - One Elected!
★★★ New Freshmen in Congress - or more aptly, "freshwomen" - are already making demands. Ilhan Abdullahi Omar, a Somali Muslim immigrant representing Minn, has already distinguished herself by making Congress change its 181-year rule barring hats. She is also the only congressswoman married to her brother. Jewish House members never made an issue of the ban in the past. Senator Joe Lieberman, an observant Jew, did not wear a yarmulke in the chambers. Since the new rule now permits yarmulkes, it will be easier for the newly-elected anti-Semites to target religious Jews.
★★★ Jordan Peterson on the worst thing about Donald Trump. Most everyone knows Jordan Peterson by now. In case you dont Jordan is a 56 year old Conservative Canadian, educated as a clinical psychologist and now a professor. He is the author of Maps of Meaning and more recently, 12 Rules to Life: An Antidote to Chaos. The latter is a bestseller and has seen his popularity soar. He is still, and has been featured numerous times on the SRQPATS website.
★★★★ Farewell, Masculinity: We'll Miss You When You're Gone." The American Psychological Association recently delivered some sad news for fans of "traditional masculinity." According to the organiza- tion's new "Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men," the "harmful" ideology of masculinity marked by "stoicism, dominance, competitiveness, and aggression" together with "anti-femininity, achievement, eschewal of the appearance of weakness, and adventure, risk, and violence" - has got to go.
The humorous story
"We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Benjamin Franklin
★★★★ "Google is full of Crap" So says Dennis Prager. The nationally syndicated talk radio host railed against Google, Facebook, and other big tech companies for deceptively claiming to be neutral platforms while blacklisting "honorable conservatives" in a Wednesday interview with Breitbart News at Turning Point USA's Student Action
♪♬♪♬♪ HAPPY NEW YEAR Let us begin the year with a song. It is titled "Listen to the Music" by the Doobie Bros. We're sure you remember it. Its a happy song and we have an attached video version no longer on the internet. It's kind of exclusive with us.
Lets give a listen
★★★★ A Letter to the Sarasota Patriots. My name is Daniel Krauthammer. I am Charles Krauthammer's son. I'm writing to you because you sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org this past summer, either when you learned from my father's "final column" that he did not have long to live, or just weeks later when you learned that he had passed away............ When my father fell ill, he was in the advanced stages of work on a new book, which he entrusted to me to complete for him. That book
is written about here.
★★★★ Behind the scenes, Maoist Steven Phillips resides. He is the founder of numerous progressive organizations whose sole purpose is the advancement of African Americans as spelled out in his book "Brown is the New White". He is a Communist. And has the backing, of leftist mega-donor George Soros, and Herb and Marion Sandler along with the late Peter Lewis. He has supported the likes of Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Andrew Gillum, Stacey Abrams and Ben Jealous to name a few.
Trevor Loudon explains.
★★★ The Supreme Court is too Gun-Shy on the 2nd Amendment. The justices haven't clarified the law since 2010, causing confusion in the lower courts. The justices last decision on the Second Amendment was in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and that states as well as the federal government may not infringe it in McDonald v. Chicago (2010). But it hasn't agreed to hear a single case since to define the scope of the right since then. Could it be there is a bit of trepidation on both sides of the isle regarding this issue?
★★★★ The Christ Timeline No physics, relativity, quantum mechanics, or string theory will be found here because, honestly, they aren't part of this vernacular. All the chalkboards of the world filled with equations characterizing energy and mass reflect society's penchant for defining and classifying what it sees and experiences to fit its limited perspective. That's right, humanity limits the universe even while trying to imagine a bigger box that scientists believe they are "thinking outside."
★★★ Only in California
This story is just plain funny, thanks to the writing wit of
"In California, Inner Peace Is a Booming Business"
★★★★ One of the leaders of the so-called Intellectual Dark Web (IDW), Dave Rubin has risen to prominence over the last five years as the host of "The Rubin Report" talk show, in which he engages in long-form discussions with political and cultural thinkers from across the ideological spectrum. In this article (all-be-it a bit lengthy), Rubin is being interviewed. He is not unlike other liberals who have turned conservative in many areas.
★★★★ Who are the real actors? The Making of a Computer-Generated Influencer and Whom among the come-lately movie stars is not an animation? 'Lil Miquela' at left, tests power of a fabricated social-media celebrity, and investor interest in fake characters. Miquela Sousa, who recently graced billboards from London to Japan as part of an Ugg advertising campaign, ticks off all the boxes for a model of the moment: She is exotic, attractive and huge on Instagram. The Story
God looks after children, drunkards, idiots and the United States of America. I think He still does. I hope He still does. ~
Otto von Bismarck
★★★★ The Global SwampMaybe Donald Trump should export red MAGA caps to France and the United Kingdom. Make France Great Again. Ditto England. The recent photos of a shell-shocked Emmanuel Macron and beyond-beleaguered Theresa May show what a heavy lift renewed greatness has become for once-great nations. How come? Europeans rebuilt their economies from WWII rubble and did so quickly. At the same time, they erected a welfare system to ensure social well-being, and its caught up with them. An OpEd by Daniel Henninger
★★★★ GOODBYE TO CALIFORNIA. The process of California's demise from the "Golden State" to 3rd World status has been slow but steady; supported and enabled by uber-liberal politicians, with rich elitist Hollywood Celebrities, dotcom CEO billionaires, disengaged millennials and illegal aliens. With California now a "Sanctuary State" and their libtard Democratic state legislature pushing for voting rights for illegal aliens, the state will never recover. You may recognize these symptoms in other cities too. Two great articles are here,
each from a different perspective. UPDATED
★★★★★ It Has Happened! A Chinese researcher sparked controversy in November (2018) when he claimed he'd produced the world's first genetically edited babies. He Jiankui said, he used Crispr to alter the genes of a pair of twins while they were embryos to create the first so-called designer baby. It was a moment many bioethicists had feared was inevitable, particularly in the world's most populous country.
The Story & Videos
★★★★★ CHANGE OF WATCH ★★★★★ Tuesday December 4th will go down in Sarasota Patriots history as the first CHANGE OF WATCH of our club since its inception. It was the day that our endearing and faithful Leader Beth Colvin retired after ten years. She has chosen a successor who has spoken to us twice, one who is well connected in the political arena and a true Patriot in his own right. In Beth's own words.
★★★★★ If you have wondered where Obama came from and just how he quickly moved from obscurity to President, or why the media is "selective" in what we are told, here is the man who most probably put him there and is responsible. He's anti-God, anti-family, anti-American, and anti-good. ✡ He killed and robbed his own Jewish people. His name is George Soros. He is a multi-billionaire atheist, with skewed moral values, and a sociopath's lack of conscience. He considers himself an elitist world class philosopher and despises the American way.
Text and CBS 60 Min Video
Socialism of the Christian era was based on the idea of 'All mine is yours', socialism of the Labour Party is based on the idea that 'All yours is mine.' ~
★★★★★ Americans Turned to Trump to Roll Back the Progressive Tide. Why? One writer puts it; Todays Democrat Party is the party of Deviants. Still another says; "The Dems ain't your grandparents Democrats..." ... I refer to the liberalism now metamorphisized into progressivism. At the heart of the thinking are such Democrats as Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others.
A frank analysis by Joseph Epstein
★★★★★ Rush Limbaugh's epic answer to a 13-Year-Old: on "Why Becoming an American Shouldn't Be Easy". A thirteen year Catholic school girl called in for information and opinion on why it should be easier for immigrants to become U.S. citizen for a school debate. Rush's reply was one of those that come along once a week or so, where he really sends it
Out of the park.
★★★★★★ EVERY SINGLE THING IS NOW DIFFERENT: THE KAVANAUGH MOMENT IS NOT DONE. IT IS JUST BEGINNING. I have felt a paradigm shift underway, and I find it hard to believe others are not experiencing the same dynamic in some capacity. The left does not wish to co-exist with the right in this country; they wish to extinguish us. We are locked into an existential battle for the future of western civilization. That is the reality in which we now live. David Bahnsen Opinion.
★★★★★ Trump suffered a loss in the 2016 elections but not a repudiation.
I don't see it as everyone does. To me the headline is that for the first time since the election of the most polarizing president in modern memory, the American people yielded a national verdict on his first two years of his governance. And it was not a sweeping rebuke. Although not accustomed to it, Trump should now think the Democrats as his board." Peggy Noonan's Thoughts
★★★★★ The projections are starting to materialize in parts of the US, forming the contours of the climate migration to come. And in the not too distant future, your grandchildren are going to have to make moral judgments about what to protect and what to let go. Sea Level Rise Along Americas Shores: The Slow Tsunami - envisions apocalyptic scenes where millions of people, largely from south Florida, will become "a stream of refugees moving to higher ground". New Florida home buyers are saying "I just can't see our Florida (or Arizona) home is a good investment for 20-30 years with climate change coming our way." Last summer, Phoenix was so hot that road signs and mailboxes melted.
★★★★★★ I HAVE A PLAN TO DESTROY AMERICA. Richard D. Lamm was a Democrat who sserved as governor of Colorado for twelve years from 1975 to 1987. In 2005, he gave a speech, on the perils and destructive effects of multiculturalism. It eventually became viral on line and written about by numerous columnists 13 years ago sadly with no effect with his fellow Democrats. Richard is no longer with us, but is he was, what would he say today? [In remembrance of a Decent Democrat]. The Governors Speech (includes audio)
★★★★★ It begins again.You may remember Jill Stein's quixotic effort to force a recount in the Trump election, when the left was loudest with its demands to dismantle the Electoral College. After all it's unfair: Hillary Clinton won the "popular vote" so she should win, right? Wrong! Then after the Kavanaugh hearings in Octover '18, whom the Democrats tired to block and lost, the rumblings started again. This time they even included changing the senatorial count to a populace ratio like the House of Representatives too.
The easy explanation
★★★★★ Its new guard veers even further left against liberal values and toward progressive politics.
The ACLU was once a nonpartisan organization focused on liberty and equality before the law. In recent years it has chosen its battles with an increasingly left-wing sensibility. In doing so, it has become considerably more equivocal and sometimes even hostile toward core civil liberties concerns of free speech and due process. Who could say it better than Wendy Kaminer and Alan Dershowitz. You'll find their OpEd here.
★★★★★Explaining American Leftists Parts II & III - The contin-uation of the series by Dennis Prager. ...Another generally denied, if not hidden, left-wing belief is contempt for America describing America as xenophobic, misogynistic, imperialist, homophobic.... The greatest provider of meaning for the vast majority of human beings has been religion. In the West, Christianity and to a lessor degree, Judaism) provided nearly all people of the Bible, a divinely inspired text to guide their lives; a religious community; answers to life's fundamental questions; and, above all, meaning: The details.
★★★★★ It's called Communism, and it's around, more than ever, Thanks to Obama and the Democrat Party, they gave us economic ills, divisiveness amongst Americans, moral decline, creation of new sexual clasifications, P.C. run amuck and deterioration of the peoples military. They were all part of Obama's intended and calculated legacy - Communism. We hear you saying, "You must be kidding". Communism is dead. It hasn't been around since The Berlin Wall came down in 1989 and the The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. Well You'd Be WRONG! In 1992 A communist strategy meeting (for the US) was held at the Univ. of Calif. Berkeley, for the sole purpose of updating their objectives originally proposed in 1963. The details, party objectives with official documentation is here.
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Aug 6th - Roger Gangitano on CAIR and
ISLAMIC related updates
Sept 3rd -Alex Newman, Journalist, Author on School indoctrination
Oct 1st - Dustin Nemos - Q and Censorship
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2019 Saw our 10th anniversary and first change of watch. Our founder, and endearing leader Beth Colvin retired, choosing as her successor a man who has been our guest speaker twice, as well as had numerous TV appearances.
He is John Michael Chambers, who is well connected in the political arena and a true Patriot in his own right. Membership meets the first Tuesday of the month with guests speakig on topics of current interest. Many are of national renown. Question? You can reach John here.
Lewis and Clark, with the company of Sacagawea, scaled the U.S. from east to west on foot, Francis Marion navigated through the South by swamps in the Revolutionary War and Confederate and Union soldiers ate their boots in the 1860s when they were short on food.
Whether we're talking about Theodore Roosevelt and his volunteer Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War or the American women who took to the factories during WWII and saved domestic industry in a time of conflict, we can draw one common conclusion: Americans are tough. Or at least we were.
So, what on Earth happened? How did we, as a nation, go from threatening the British with a revolt if they continue to tax us without representing us to whining to each other about "micro aggressions"? How did we go from the "Join or Die" country to the politically correct country? Many people think that we've improved in this sense. Those same people are probably already offended 160 words into this article. But back to the question. How did we get so wimpy?
In my opinion, it's because we're spoiled. Our Founding Fathers established an impeccable government with the longest-lasting current and active constitution in the world. The U.S. is the most free, powerful and legitimate nation on earth.
If you live here, you're already wealthier than a vast amount of people. In fact, this is the only country on the planet where somebody can own a car, have running water and a house and still call themselves 'poor.' We're spoiled. Growing up, nobody liked the spoiled kid who got everything that he or she wanted. They pitched fits on a daily schedule and had a temper greater than that of Xerxes. On a very micro level, this represents our population perfectly - population who thinks they deserve government welfare and a population who refuses to let words roll off of their back.
As an American today, you must be accepting of everyone, you must use the proper pronouns, adjectives and verbs and you must not assume anything based on physical appearance, not even based on the biological evidence of gender. You must not hurt anybody's feelings and you must not be a devout Christian or show any signs of traditional behavior for that matter.
Let's now imagine a scenario where this isn't the case. Imagine a population that minds their own business. Imagine a population that takes insults and rude gestures with a grain of salt. Imagine a population that is more tough than pretty. I saw a glimpse of this growing up in the deep South, and honestly, it's kind of nice.
Coming from a place where every morning during the winter we would trudge through the swamp in hip boots with a chains of dead ducks hanging from our guns, it was definitely a culture shock to be surrounded by people who panic when they get mud on their white Vans. Especially when they're men. But as I was saying, imagine a culture that is, in general, tougher. A culture where somebody can take criticism, pick themself up and get back at it. A culture this rugged and conditioned isn't that far-fetched, either. In fact, this is what America looked like when we had pride. When we were great. Granted, we have made significant progress with legislation like the 19th Amendment and movements like in the 1960s, when civil rights were at the forefront of the nation.
However, just because we have made so much social progress doesn't mean we should lose our dignity and structure. Men can be masculine, women can be feminine and we can all still be tougher than we are. We can all be kind and still be tougher than we are because in all honesty, we aren't tough. Not one bit.
At the end of the day, we are a nation of soft people. There are some people left, however, that are blue-collar, rough-riding Americans and I pray that they lead the way for our future.
So in the meantime, if you're reading this, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and next time someone offends you, look them in the eyes and laugh. Toughen up America, the world needs us
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Ken Huber, Tawas City, Mi
America has become the land of special interest and double standards.
Lets see: if we lie to the Congress, it's a felony and if the Congress lies to us its just politics; if we dislike a black person, we're racist and if a black dislikes whites, it's their First Amendment right; the government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and they do almost nothing for the victims; in public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word God in the process; you can kill an unborn child, but it is wrong to execute a mass murderer; we don't burn books in America, we now rewrite them; we got rid of the communist and the Socialist threat by renaming them progressives; we are unable to close our border with Mexico but have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in Korea; if you protest against a General Lee statue you're a terrorist but if you burned an American flag or Donald Trump in effigy it was your First Amendment right.
You can have pornography on TV or the Internet, but you better not put a nativity scene in a public park during Christmas; we have eliminated all criminals in America, they are now called justice involved; we can use a human fetus for medical research but it's wrong to use an animal.
We take money from those who work hard for it and give it to those who don't want to work; we all support the Constitution, but only when it supports our political ideology; we still have freedom of speech, but only if we are being politically correct; parenting has been replaced with Ritalin and video games; the land of opportunity is now the land of handouts; the similarity between Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Oil spill is that neither president did anything to help.
And how do we handle a major crisis today? The government appoints a committee to determine who's at fault, then threatens them, passes a law, raises our taxes; tells us the problem is solved so they can get back to their re-election campaign.
What has happened to the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Ken Huber, the author of the editorial, has a lengthy background in local government. He was city manager of a number of municipalities in Michigan from the early 1970s until his retirement in 2006, according to PressPubs.com.
Sir Winston Churchill; (Source: The River War, first edition, Vol II, pages 248-250 London).
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
A degraded sensualist deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde for coexists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome...."