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Thursday, November 25. 2010
A thanks from Robin of Berkeley. A quote:
And a re-post, from legal immigrant Mark Steyn:
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Rare, indeed! The reference to France couldn't be more appropriate. The lure of the utopia of reason offered by her revolution is haunting us still. I'll take the Pilgrims with their malleable theocratic tendencies over the jacobins any day. Thankfully, the founders did as well. Steyn is a gem.
no doubt about it --he is in the very top tier of ...of what? well whatever it is, he's in the top tier of it.
humorist/social critic? why, that's what this guy was:
Top tier of double talkin' moles.
What say the mole, secede, withdraw from UN.
Such ididocy will align remaining UN cosignatories to do what?
Sadly, many Americans seem to have no idea how blessed they are. In fact, some would even take offense over the word blessed. The level of ungratefulness and arrogance in this country is unprecedented. And I don't believe it stems entirely from the wealthy. Entitlements cause apathy and greed, leaving people wanting more and more.
This post is an odd, but fitting companion to Blackfive's post on PTSD today.
What we call normal life here in the US is highly abnormal. We grow so quickly spoiled, expecting such luxuries as food and justice to appear with little effort on our part.
Gospel According to Saint Luke
Chapter 18:11 The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican. 12 I fast twice in a week: I give tithes of all that I possess.
Uplifting American virtues requires no chauvinistic belittling of our good neighbors.
Since, Msr. Steyn is misfit unassimilated foreigner his enthusiastic half-truths may be forborne.
USA is a union of seperate (in character and design, notwithstanding Euro-Canadian-American design to the contrary) and equal sovereign states by virtue of their people's expressed will, whose national constitution is established to furthering and sustaining the Blessings of Liberty.
Msr. Steyn's ignorance of these native nuances are forgivable but not to be praised.
And when we say
We're only sayin'
You're doin' fine, Oklahoma!
Not a day goes by that I do not appreciate what others sacrifices have gifted to me. Our country is the grandest ever to exist. There are very few who would argue that. We must remain thankful and as Thomas Jefferson said:
"The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance."
We, the people, must be vigilant in guarding our God given rights. The people must bear the burden of holding our own government accountable and never allow them to arrive at the point where we are more slave than master to our politicians. It is a constant peril that governments accumulate power only with the loss of powers granted to the people by God.
May those who wish us ill never misjudge our resolve to defend against enemies, foreign and domestic. This is our responsibility and duty, and we give thanks for it.
To be honest Habu, I question if liberals believe that America is the grandest country ever to exist. Their actions tend to speak otherwise. At times they even appear to wish ill will upon their own nation, as evidenced by their attitude toward Iraq.
Dave you're quite right, and if you know my writing you understand that I consider todays iteration of liberal as an internal threat to the USA. I believe they are an active fifth column doing what they can to rend the social and legal fabric of this nation.
I think their funding is suspect. I suspect their motives to be wholly inimical and they are on the "list" for those times when the very thin veneer of law breaks down and chaos reigns for a time. It is then that accidents occur, and I'm confident the left will have a disproportionate share of their leadership meet with accidents.
Our constitution was not written with the goals in mind of handing subversives a free pass to use it against us to bring us down. ie the ACLU and the Ninth Circuit Court.
In fact it isn't fashionable to discuss "judicial review". It is now a more or less accepted fact within the legal profession that the Judicial Branch can trump laws made and passed by the Legislative Branch and signed off on by the Executive
Branch. This "custom" is a prostitution of out Constitution and should be nullified by the other two co-equal branches of government.
Thanks for the link, AVI.
Magicians to contrary, PTSD is common response to trauma and not a disorder or a disease, at least not one to be stigmatized as such when it manifests manic.
Come home safely warrior ladies and gentlemen.
I've been hearing that in some of the Seattle school districts the word to be handed down is that Thanksgiving should be a day of mourning. Alas, we should all mourn for the Seattle school districts.
Those districts may well belong to indigenous tribes.
In which case, it's nothing new or antiAmerican.
I know one 7-8 grade civics teacher in Seattle that teaches that Ben Franklin, G. Washington,and T. Jefferson all went camping for about 2 years and got their ideas for the Constitution from the Indians on the east coast.
That teacher is not teaching. He/she is story telling.
I guarantee that never happened.
If anything the Indians of the time were warring on each other constantly, enslaving one another, and practicing to tear up for later TV commercials in the 1970's over pollution.
Washington had a fair amount of contact with the Indians, mostly killing them. Jefferson never left Monticello unless it was to venture to some national or state capitol, and Franklin by that time was a pub crawler and senior philosopher.
Camping two years with the Indians? No they were visiting the mother ship for tin foil hat fittings.
Curious what clouded impetus fabricating these stories.
What teacher but is she good looking?
I read this morning of a wife wanting a brooklyn church, Your Majesty.
If you insist on a title for me, i would more honored with Grand High Pooh Bah..or GHPB .. and could that please come with no power..I tell ya I'm the wrong guy to hold any power.
The teacher is probably talking about the Haudenosaunee-Iroquois-confederation.
I don't have a trombone or tuba mention of such a title requires for introduction.
Ta Ta... drum roll, too.