Friday, November 27, 2009

George Washington

American Presidents Do Not Bow

George Washington was 6’4” tall. Not only did he have great height, he was a huge man in general. He had extremely broad shoulders, very wide hips, (most likely the cause for his being the preeminent horseman of his age), and a size 13 boot (though boot size in the 18th century was a bit hard to discern, as there were no left and right feet in footwear in late 18th century America). General Washington possessed immense physical strength and fortitude, as well, with a stature and presence so impressive that it was said about him that he “put European princes to shame.”

Try as I might, I cannot imagine this man bowing -- not to an emperor, king or Middle East potentate. Not, in fact, to anyone.

In representing the nation he was pivotal in creating, it would have been unthinkable to George Washington to shame it by appearing in such a servile manner before another national leader. He was always an elegant and formal man who was ever conscious of his dignity, and equally conscious that what he did as leader of America directly reflected on his nation.

The unfortunate selection of the present holder of the office George Washington held so brilliantly 220 years ago also understands that what he does reflects on his nation. That is why everything Obama does is either an insult to America and to Americans, or calculated to destroy the nation as created by George Washington and the other founders. The fact that America, as the only experiment that worked, is the only place in the world where a Barack Obama could have been created does not matter to the man; to him America is an evil country that needs to be torn down and rebuilt into an entirely government-controlled entity. There have been many of these created in the history of the world, all of them unsuccessful societies at best and vicious tyrannies at worst.

One of the unarguable things said about Obama is that his lack of knowledge of history is stunning. I think this ignorance is purposeful, as he and those helping him realize his dream of destroying this America care only about ideology; they want nothing to do with fact. That he can look at Venezuela, look at Cuba, look at Yemen, look at the ‘Palestinian state’, look at Iran, and treat the men who “lead” them as serious world leaders, (those with whom he prefers to consort over our traditional allies), and not treat them like the lunatics they are demonstrates this. In just one of the hundreds of times Obama has embarrassed America and Americans on the world stage, during the recent protests against the present Iranian government, he gravely referred to the current madman running Iran as “The Supreme Leader” (it is worth noting that Americans, as a freedom-loving people, supported these protests, and Obama, as President of the United States of America, did not). Imagine if the President of the U.S. during World War II in equally sonorous tones made reference to Hitler as “Der Fuhrer?”

The only true transparency of the current administration is the implementation of this radical socialist/communist/tyrannical ideology. Every single domestic and foreign policy move Obama has made since taking office a very long 10 months ago, and the speed with which he is accomplishing his goals, makes this increasingly, and abundantly, clear to Americans, notwithstanding the false platitudes he spouts while destroying America.

This speed may be what saves our nation, because if Obama really wanted to “help” the American people with all these things that he is doing, he would do it according to the rules established in the Constitution, as all the American Presidents have done before him. He and his people are either ignoring or breaking all the rules, the rules so reverently (and at such cost) established by Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, Franklin, Adams, and all the other great men who founded our nation, in their march to achieve the destruction of this America, and his intentions have become obvious to the American people.

Alexis de Tocqueville was a French aristocrat who, in the 19th century, wrote an extraordinary book entitled Democracy in America, in which he describes how he found the America he observed at that time to be a great and inspiring institution. One of his conclusions was that the greatness of America and its ideals could not be destroyed from without, but only from within. That is exactly what we are seeing President Obama attempting do right now, and he has a lot of help and support from his like-minded ideologues. They have, for whatever misguided reasons on the part of the electorate, been given a nation to play with, much like Afghanistan was given over to the Taliban, and unless they are stopped and stopped soon, America will never again be what was so special in and to the world. According to George Washington and the other brilliant men who founded this republic, the people are sovereign in this nation, not the government, nor its leaders. We are alone in all the peoples of the world who understand what real freedom is, its having been inculcated in each and every one of us for our entire history as a nation.

Why should these people be allowed to destroy our great nation? They should not be, and we need to acquire the strength, stature, courage and resolve of George Washington, as the individuals we still are (not for much longer if Obama has anything to say about it) and as a body, in order to obliterate this threat to our beloved nation and the unique freedoms it used to provide.

Ms. Dale is an Historic Interpreter for George Washington's Estate and Gardens at Mount Vernon.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving at the Deer Lease

Off to the deer lease for Thanksgiving with friends and family. This is roughing it Texas style.
Today we got up, packed the Jeep and headed northwest to a ranch near Benavides, Texas. After two and a half hours we were through the front gate and headed for the campsite. I smoked a turkey yesterday and Bebe made dressing and gravy for the composite feast. I caught Bebe going back for seconds on the cranberry crunch. The meal was delicious.
The weather was perfect with sun, some clouds and a cool breeze. After lunch I made sure my pistols were in working order. The hunters headed for the deer stands and Bebe and I packed up for our return trip home. Lots of deer and other game were moving on the ranches as we drove along and the sunset was magnificent. I was sleepy after consuming a dangerous portion of carbs and Bebe took over the driving during the last leg. Tomorrow I'll start my reduction program to ready myself for Christmas.

I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

Thanksgiving Day

Now you might think this a strange picture to mark our traditional Thanksgiving Day holiday. Stick with me and I think you'll pick up on the drift as we go. This all started hundreds of years ago when a group of immigrants decided to set up a settlement on the continent of North America. There were people living here already. But, the Pilgrims, who were predominantly concerned with finding a place to exercise their religious practice without interference, managed to stick it out. Freedom was the driving force that made people endure a long sea journey, risk a clash of cultures with those already here, and endure the hardships of making a life in a new land far from the things they had learned to depend on. When they knew life was sustainable, they gathered together to thank God for letting them see a glimmer of hope in their new home.

Freedom has driven our great United States of America from the beginning. Men were willing to give everything they owned to advance this noble idea. I believe it was God who inspired the idea. In Romans Chapter 13, Paul devoted an entire Chapter to explain God's intended purpose for governments. In a nutshell, the government was formed to provide a secure atmosphere where people could worship God. Both the role of the government and the role of the governed are explained here. I'm thankful we can still talk and write about God, and the Bible, in a public forum.

I am thankful for my family and the life I've been privileged to live here in the United States of America. I believe in one nation under God. Even though some don't share my beliefs, I still believe we continue to exist because God allows us to. We are beset on all sides by those who have given up on God and would have us join the larger global community of humanists who hold to the premise that man can solve all of man's problems. However, I believe that the majority of those who live in the United States still hold to the idea that God ordained this country and he will be the one who says when its time is up.

Now, back to the cartoon. I believe this backs up what I have just said. The current leader of our great nation, Barack Hussein Obama, and a sizable number of followers have decided its time for us to join the Godless ranks of the global humanists. However, his election was possible because a huge fraud was perpetrated on some of the voting public. Change to them meant something totally different. They were duped because the system failed to work as our U. S. Constitution intended for it to work. Now we see the real forces behind the change. More and more are revolting and support is lagging. I am thankful because we live in a country where we can freely talk about the issues and correct our mistakes before they wreck us entirely. I don't portend to know what God has in store for our country, but I am convinced by personal experience that he is in control and will take us in the necessary direction.

I hope that as you celebrate the tremendous bounty of our great nation with its freedom from tyranny, you will pray for God's guidance and continued blessing as we swim into the deep end of the pool. Happy Thanksgiving and may God bless you and your family. Remember, God loves you even if you don't believe in Him.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Muslim Heritage in America

Barack OBAMA said, in his Cairo speech: "I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of America's story.

Dear Mr. Obama:

Were those Muslims that were in America when the Pilgrims first landed?
Funny, I thought they were Native American Indians.

Were those Muslims that celebrated the first Thanksgiving day? Sorry again, those were Pilgrims and Native American Indians.

Can you show me one Muslim signature on the United States Constitution?
Declaration of Independence? Bill of Rights? Didn't think so.

Did Muslims fight for this country's freedom from England? No.

Did Muslims fight during the Civil War to free the slaves in America? No, they did not. In fact, Muslims to this day are still the largest traffickers in human slavery. Your own 'half brother' a devout Muslim still advocates slavery himself, even though muslims of Arabic descent refer to black muslims as "pug nosed slaves." Says a lot of what the Muslim world really thinks of your family's "rich Islamic heritage" doesn't it Mr.Obama?

Where were Muslims during the Civil Rights era of this country? Not
present. There are no pictures or media accounts of Muslims walking side by side with Martin Luther King Jr.. or helping to advance the cause of Civil Rights.

Where were Muslims during this country's Woman's Suffrage era? Again, not present. In fact, devout Muslims demand that women are subservient to men in the Islamic culture. So much so that often they are beaten for not wearing the 'hajib' or for talking to a man that is not a direct family member or their husband. Yep, the Muslims are all for women's rights aren't they?

Where were Muslims during World War II? They were aligned with Adolf Hitler. The Muslim grand mufti himself met with Adolf Hitler, reviewed the troops and accepted support from the Nazi's in killing Jews.

, Obama, where were Muslims on Sept. 11th, 2001? If they weren't flying planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon or a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people on our own soil, they were rejoicing in the middle east. No one can dispute the pictures shown from all parts of the Muslim world celebrating on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other news networks that day. Strangely, the very "moderate" Muslims who's asses you bent over backwards to kiss in Cairo, Egypt on June 4th were stone cold silent post 9-11. To many Americans, their silence has meant approval for the acts of that day.

And THAT, Obama, is the "rich heritage" Muslims have here in America.
And now we can add November 5, 2009-- the slaughter of American soldiers at Fort Hood by a muslim major who is a doctor and a psychiatrist who was supposed to be counselling soldiers returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan. That, Obama, is the "muslim heritage" in America.

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined."
Patrick Henry, during Virginia's ratification convention (1788).