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Thursday, October 25. 2007
"Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale, and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled or hanged."
President Abraham Lincoln
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We are always hearing about the next Reagan. Well I didn't like what he did in Lebanon. He certainly wouldn't have talked so tough about people in Congress. His reply to Paleosi et al would have been "Well there you go ..."
Michael Savage is the only conservative on the radio who uses this quote to describe actions required for today's elected traitors. Limbaugh, Hannity, Ingraham, and the rest are just right wing utopia seekers.
Reagan = utopia and nostalgia for something that really didn't exist.
Lincoln's legacy stands on his deeds in wartime.
So I want to hear more talk about finding the next Lincoln.
When comparing presidents you've always gotta remember the context thing. If Lincoln was president today (or FDR..) they'd probably have very different policies from what they had back in the day. Carter sucked during his tough-times presidency just like Bush does, while Clinton let others do the sucking during his relatively good-times presidency. But if their contextual situations were reversed maybe their stories would be quite different.
More context: Lincoln could talk that way because the enemy was so similar in looks, culture and heritage and had the ability to penetrate a very large army to within miles of the national capital. He had to be absolutely sure who was friendly or not.
"Presidents who unwittingly allow strategies and tactics during wartime that damage morale, and undermine the military are buffoons and should be dissented against, discredited, or forced to do border enforcement duty alongside the Minutemen."
My point exactly. Our current traitors in Congress are actually within the walls already, penetration complete. They look and sound like drunken uncles and farty old grandmas, very disarming.
Have we not more to fear from those who hold power and would work to undermine our nation? Selling our secrets through their husband's companies, or working as foriegn agents to lobby on behalf of our enemies?
The next Lincoln should too be looking for those similar in looks, culture and heritage who actively seek to destroy our Republic.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor: he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear."
and I don't agree with your point #2. Bush sucks on the border issues and many others, however, he is not running again and the next Lincoln will not be dealing with him, just the other remaining profiteers and seditionists.
Remember: Bush is out. He will not be dictator for life. Tell your friends, it should come as some relief.
Since the mutiny, I don’t have any friends. You are my friends.
Bush took a centrist position regarding global warming - a ‘we’re considering everything in our decisions’ kind of centrist position – maybe not reasonable to you, but reasonable to me. But then he took a different kind of centrist position - a ‘middle of the road trying to please everybody’ kind of centrist position - regarding Iraq. As a consequence of not being able to lock things down quickly there, IMO not only is Bush out, but I’ll bet any strong-defense types - R or D (which you always want a few of around 'cause they keep the debate well-rounded) - may be out as well for the foreseeable future. I blame the libertarians.
I’ve always believed that in dicey situations you’ve gotta win fast. On the other hand, I’m open to the possibility that the pentagon supercomputer’s final output firmly stated that the only way to completely eliminate the Islamic Death Cult would be to let it run it’s self-humiliating self-destructive course, the way Marxism and Jim Jones-ism did. And Bush said: “Well.. I guess I’ll take the rap ya’ll.”
I got lost. I dunno how all that ties in with Lincoln.
I have been saying for at least two, maybe three years now, that the majority of the Democratic Party are fifth columnists and traitorous to this nation. Their titular leader, Hillary Clinton is involved in yet another Chinese money scandal while trying to pretend she had no idea what was going down.
Thankfully she will no doubt be the Democratic nominee. And with equal thanks I find elation in the polls that show UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES would 50-52%of the people polled vote for her. That however still leaves us with very hard core factions within the Democratic Party that are willing to give sanctuary to those who would kill us, and those who would bankrupt us.
The situation in this country continues to move toward a situation where great civil unrest, fomented by these Democratic Party elements and aided by illegals, Islamics, and a sizeable prison population that is hard core and converting to Islam at an ever increasing rate will embrace their current lament of “stolen elections” and “illegitimate governments”.
This is what I see
There is a wonderful event waiting to be used that would allow for some very interesting politics.
The Vice President is also President of the Senate with full authority to preside over that body. I think The Honorable Vice President Richard Cheney should take his Constitutionally defined duty and begin to preside over the Senate until January 20, 2009.
This would allow him great latitude in how, when, and where, the Senate conducts it’s business. Man, would I love to see that happen.
Of course each Democratic Senators desk would have to be fitted with a defibrillator.
Radical Islam and U.S. Prisons
I don’t usually make predictions, but here’s one I’ll venture: If, God forbid, an attack by home-grown Islamist radicals occurs on American soil, many, if not most, of the perpetrators will have converted to Islam while in prison.
I am hardly going out on a limb here. I said this first in 2001. The spread of an especially virulent form of Islam within American prisons is obvious to those of us who have spent time in these prisons. It’s the rest of American society that is in denial. Now, thanks to a new study, ignorance is no longer an option.
The study, titled “Out of the Shadows,” concluded that “the U.S. . . . is at risk of facing the sort of homegrown terrorism currently plaguing other countries.” The source of that risk, according to researchers from George Washington University and the University of Virginia, is “[America’s] large prison population.”
“Radicalized prisoners” within this population “are a potential pool of recruits by terrorist groups,” the study says. The sources of radicalization are incarcerated Islamic extremists and outside organizations that support them. The report notes that the absence of “monitoring by authoritative Islamic chaplains” permits “materials that advocate violence [to infiltrate] the prison system undetected.”
Some of this material is provided by known al-Qaeda affiliates. It “[urges Muslim prisoners] to wage war against non-Muslims who have not submitted to Islamic rule.” As a former employee of a radical Islamist group who is now a Christian told a Senate committee, “I know of only a few instances in which prisons rejected the literature we attempted to distribute—and it was never because of the literature’s radicalism.”
Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) was correct when she called the situation “an emerging threat to our national security.” The obvious question: What do we do about it?
The study recommends the creation of a federal commission to “investigate this issue in depth.” It says that an “objective risk assessment” is “urgently needed” so that “officials [can] address this issue now, rather than [managing] a crisis later.”
I agree wholeheartedly, but let’s get on with this. We already know what the study has concluded. I’ve been telling “BreakPoint” listeners and readers and Prison Fellowship supporters about this for years. Now we have more than anecdotal evidence. We have a study from two prestigious universities on our side.
Still, I can’t help but note an irony here: The largely unimpeded spread of radical Islam through our prisons coincides with increased opposition to the one really successful antidote—that is, the presence of Christianity.
An obvious example is the lawsuit against our prison program in Iowa. Programs like ours are working. We have studies to prove it. And they are the best solution to the alienation and rage that fuels conversions to radical Islam, as well as gangs and other hate groups inside the prisons. Making it harder for organizations like Prison Fellowship to operate within prison walls leaves jihadists and other radical groups as the only game in town.
Unfortunately, opponents like Barry Lynn of the Americans United are blind to this, which puts more than the program at risk—because, as we saw in the case of the shoe bomber, Richard Reid, groups that are now operating in the shadows of our prisons are a real danger to us.
article by Chuck Colson
I am certainly in agreement, but what is it that we can do about it? No more illegal OR legal immigration until we can assess our damage, period!
For Further Reading and Information
Today’s BreakPoint offer: Read the articles “Terrorists Behind Bars” (First Things, November 2002) and “How a Muslim Chaplain Spread Extremism to an Inmate Flock” (Wall Street Journal, 5 February 2003)—available to Wall Street Journal subscribers, or call 1-877-322-5527 for a free copy.
Frank Cilluffo, et al., “Out of the Shadows: Getting ahead of Prisoner Radicalization,” George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute and University of Virginia Critical Incident Analysis Group, 19 September 2006. (Free Adobe Acrobat Reader required.)
Debra J. Saunders, “Prislam—The Threat from Within,” Townhall.com, 21 September 2006.
Lara Jakes Jordan, “Study: Prisons Can’t Fight Islamic Terror Recruiting,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, 25 September 2006.
Alexandra Marks, “Islamist Radicals in Prison: How Many?” Christian Science Monitor, 20 September 2006.
Charles Colson, “Evangelizing for Evil in Our Prisons: Radical Islamists Seek to Turn Criminals into Terrorists,” Wall Street Journal, 24 June 2002.
Learn more about how you can help Prison Fellowship defend religious freedom in prisons.
BreakPoint Commentary No. 060818, “‘A Little Saudi Kingdom behind Prison Walls’: Spewing Poison in America’s Prisons.”
BreakPoint Commentary No. 051018, “The Wrong Kind of Prison Fellowship: Wahhabism on the Inside.”
BreakPoint Commentary No. 040520, “Dangerous Faith: The Threat of Radical Islam in Prisons.”
BreakPoint Commentary No. 030303, “Blues from Allah: Radical Islam in American Prisons.”
BreakPoint Commentary No. 020709, “Evangelizing for Evil: Radical Islam Behind Bars.”
BreakPoint Commentary No. 020108, “Jailhouse Jihad: Islamic Extremism in Prison.”
Along those lines, David Horowitz is having great difficulties speaking on campuses during this, his "Islamofascism Awareness Week".
The video on the tv is astounding. Our universities are giving free rein to ignorant, violent, little thugs.
Sometimes I feel like Pvt Hudson (Bill Paxton) in Aliens:
"Well that's great, that's just fuckin' great man. Now what the fuck are we supposed to do? We're in some real pretty shit now man... That's it man, game over man, game over! What the fuck are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?"
I knew it was Islamofascism Awareness Week but I was unaware that Horowitz was having to deal with a thuggish environment..that really tells me that we've gone even father down the road toward the civil veneeer of society wearing away.
The mistake many will make when the SHTF is they will approach our brothers of color with a "let's talk over our differences" approach when in reality that train has long left the station.
You don't have to paint this with a broad brush either. Not ALL whites or ALL people of color will radicalize the society but it only takes a dedicated faction to do so. Then it will be shoot first and shoot again, all on racial profiling.
Pvt. Hudson had it just about right.
yep, they ran him off the stage at Emory University today. a group of shouters and screamers. the rest of the audience--it just said there, frozen smile in place, as if to say "hey, I'm too cool to care, or else i'd kick yer ass for ruining this speech i came to hear".
In my early 40's I went to the local University )(University of North Florida, About 30,000) and took two courses. One on the French Revolution which contained in the syllabus only books written by avowed Marxists,'
The other course wa son US history from WWII until today.
I recked havoc in both courses, challenging the teaching as propaganda. Since I had help in a very small part been involved in making some of that Am History the professor loathed my attendance, for I questioned his teaching.
In the French Rev I continuously pointed out the Marxist influence in the historians treatise. It had no effect on either professor other than to induce dyspepsia.
I can only imagine doing that today..I would probably be arrested for "hate history"
i think the academy has a sort of structural affinity for Marxism. The top-down, not-to-be-challenged authority, the tenure, the stratified population (the fact of 'students' creating ab initio a vain, elite professoriate), the turf-sensitive egos, the dehumanizing abstractivism, the delicious co-eds who...well maybe i better stop here.
Sometimes I feel like Pvt Hudson (Bill Paxton) in Aliens:
Maybe don’t say that too often. The one who saved the day there was a woman.
and how--i seen her in her knickers in that first n'("Alien") --and wuz struck by how well-equipped she wuz to save the day--
Dontcha just wish Geo. Wimpie Bush would have the courage to use Lincoln's quote in a speech? Maybe he might even quote US CODE TITLE 18, PART I, CHAPTER 115, § 2381. "Treason. Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States." and § 2388. "Activities affecting armed forces during war (a) Whoever, when the United States is at war, willfully makes or conveys false reports or false statements with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies . . . shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both."
Do the names of Nancy Pelosi, John Murtha or that horrid little movie producer (who doesn't need any additional publicity) come to mind?