“Murphy’s Law” by Jim Murphy

Greetings once again from the Association Of Jingoistic Xenophobic Right Wing Conspiratorial Fossil Fuel Burning Second Amendment Supporters Of West Texas.


Where do I start?

OK, how ’bout another shot at least part of the NFL Teams. Fourteen of them to be specific. These are the NFL teams who were PAID BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT to put on either Pre-Game or Half-Time Salutes To The United States Military. From the articles I have read, these payoffs occurred from 2011 through 2014. Here is a list of the Teams and the cities whom they represent as well as the amount of money paid to each franchise during this time period:

1) Atlanta Falcons ……………. $1.1 million
2) Baltimore Ravens …………. $ 884,500
3) Buffalo Bills …………………. $ 679,000
4) Cincinnati Bengals ………… $ 138,000
5) Cleveland Browns ………… $ 22,500
6) Dallas Cowboys ……………. $ 62,500
7) Green Bay Packers ………… $ 600,000
8) Indianapolis Colts …………. $ 620,000
9) Kansas City Chiefs …………. $ 250,000
10) Miami Dolphins ……………. $ 20,000
11) Minnesota Vikings ………… $ 585,000
12) N.Y. Jets ……………………… $ 378,000
13) Pittsburgh Steelers ……….. $ 36,000
14) St. Louis Rams ……………… $ 60,000

GRAND TOTAL …………………… $ 5,436,400.

Every article I read said that this FIVE MILLION FOUR HUNDRED THIRTY SIX THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS of OUR TAX MONEY was taken from the Military Budget. Now keep in mind that during this time period, we were told that the evil Republican Congress was cutting the Military Budget and that the size of our military had to be reduced and no new positions would be in the future due to these budget cuts.

Now if you stop and think, even if this money was taken from the military, it should not have gone to the NFL Teams…..keeping in mind that the National Football League is carried by the IRS as a NON-PROFIT MAKING ORGANIZATION. How is that possible?
Also I am a bit surprised as Michelle Obama could have taken five additional vacations or appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show several more times.

ALSO, you might notice that the EVIL NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS nor BILL BELICHICK nor TOM BRADY nor GEORGE BUSH could be blamed for this theft of taxpayer money. Also you might note that MANMADE GLOBAL WARMING was not held accountable for this criminal payment to NFL Teams. Also, it would appear that at least some of the Congressmen/women and some Senators should have been aware of this Larceny.
Also in the area of pure PHONIES other than the NFL, I might make mention of GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS and his contribution of $75,000 to the CLINTON FOUNDATION…. while he was posing as a NEWS REPORTER for ABC.

What gets my backside red as a three ball is that ABC and the rest of the Mainstream Media and even FOX News appeared to accept STEPHANOPOULOS as a legitimate reporter. I am going to say this once and then move on:

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS has ALWAYS BEEN and will ALWAYS BE a DEMOCRAT HACK. He was a “Butt Boy” for the Clintons for years and then suddenly, overnight, he was passed off as a News Reporter. He was also, as I understand, going to be the PRIMARY ABC ANCHOR for the 2016 Presidential Election. Now there is an unbiased view from the ABC News department. In my opinion, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS trying to pass himself off as an “Objective Reporter” is just about as PHONY as it gets. STEPHANOPOULOS is about as objective as Michelle Obama.


Almost every year since 1979, my wife and I have driven at least once per year to Lake City, Colorado. If you are not familiar with Lake City, Colorado it is located on the Western Slope of the Continental Divide which you must cross if you are approaching the town from the South or East. After you cross the Divide, the trip from over 11,000 feet down to about 8,500 feet is rather steep with loads of curves which you must negotiate. If you do not use your gears to slow you down, by the time you get to Lake City, your brakes will be history. I know from experience.

Anyway, a number of these curves show a speed limit of 15 M.P.H. Now you can probably make them at a somewhat higher speed but I have learned that 15 M.P.H. means exactly that and I NEVER exceed those posted limits. Should you try to make one of those hairpin curves at 30 M.P.H. you would probably find yourself and your vehicle at the bottom of a rather deep canyon. Things like that happen almost every year in mountainous regions.

SO, when I first heard of the AMTRAK wreck between Washington, D.C. and N.Y. City, and that the accident happened on a curve, I immediately said that the train was more than likely speeding. Now I do not have a degree in physics nor even a degree in mathematics nor do I have a law degree from Harvard nor have I ever been an engineer on a train of any type. BUT I do know that when the maximum speed for a curve is 50 M.P.H. and you try to make it at 106 M.P.H. that more than likely your vehicle will leave its course and bad things will happen. NOW, why the train was going that fast is still not known for sure but I might just hazard a guess that perhaps that goofy looking engineer they keep showing was trying to make up his 15 minutes he was behind on the schedule.
But I am sure that once all of the attorneys representing AMTRAK; the engineer; the passengers; and the families of the injured and deceased finally get things sorted out I should imagine that my initial prediction will be the primary cause of the accident and the subsequent injuries and deaths.

AH, but let us not be too hasty. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews might just be on to something. Chris came to the conclusion that….now get ready for this…… In China, where they have very fast trains, have STRAIGHT TRACKS with NO CURVES. SO, Chris has decided that perhaps here in America we do things like the do in China and just straighten out the tracks.

Of course Chris Matthews perhaps is ignorant of the fact that in China, there is very little or NO private ownership and if the Chinese Government decides that your house is in the way they simply tear it down and run their straight track where once was your house. I also must wonder if Chris Matthews has “A Full Stringer of Fish” insofar as common sense when he makes idiotic statements and suggestions. HOWEVER, he seems to be running on a “Straight Track” insofar as being damn near as idiotic as the remainder of MSNBC’s crack staff. Keep in mind that AL SHARPTON has a one hour show on every day in the afternoons on MSNBC.

But in the long run when you try to negotiate a curve in a very top heavy vehicle and you are traveling at 106 M.P.H. when the speed limit is 50 M.P.H. it should not take a team of experts all that long to arrive at the conclusion that SPEED was the primary cause of the de-railment.


Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil, Joe & Ruth Lucero, Ted Salgado, Raoul McPeters -NM – Ella Dunlop, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Bobby Peiser, Bob Wallman, Maria Tupaz, Bernice Murphy, Don Faubion, Judy Langham, Liz Deguren, Roger Tucker, Charlotte Williams, John Gallemore, Zak Krejci, Debra Blake, Mary Denson, Randy Jones, Don Weaver, Roger Goertz, Billy Williams, Gerry Fincher, Jerry Carpenter, Steve Mida, Sherry Welch – TX – Sr. Delphine Grigas (98) – IL – Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Alan Miller, Debbie McKeown, Violet Fermin, Carlos Fernandez, Hamilton Anderson, Arlene Anderson, Kate Nolan – FL – L.T. Drennan – OK – Lynn Jones – NE – Warren Wetmore – IL – Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban – MD – Charles Latham, Rocky Leonard, Bette Miller, Sheriff Richard Mack – AZ – Kate Powell, Annise Kennedy, Sam Wittstruck (17 yoa), Kenny McPeters – CA – Pat Holley, Keith Chambers, Nancy Chambers, LANA Athey – CO – Hal Whitmore – DE – Herb Johnston – NY – Lonnie Shoultz – AL – Perry Evans – AR – Jim Pinney, James E. Brady III (2 yrs. old) – OH – Josip & Lela Slivar – ZAGREB, CROATIA – Sister Clarice Carroll (83) – HAITI – Rick Vizzier USNA74, Steve Burich USNA74 -VA – George Rimmer – WA, RET. COL. Pete Mekkelson -WVA

GySgt. Daniel West, MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , CAPT. Michael Rice, CAPT. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, CAPT. George Zeigler, CAPT. Catherine Schmidt Fiancé of Capt. Zeigler) SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, RCT Graydon J. Phillips, * 1ST LT. Levi English, GySgt. Eric Harmon, LCPL Archer Abblitt, Maj. Todd A. O’Brien, MGySgt. ’46 – 82 (Ret) Harvey Weigart – US MARINE CORPS – Kenneth Thomas – USCG SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth Chaffon, Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown, TSgt. Rebecca Goodwin, 1st LT. Mandie Yates – US AIR FORCE – Capt. Brian Kriss – TxANG – Zachary Moore – US NAVAL ACADEMY – Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Lt. Tommy Brown, Lt. Russell Brown, CAPT. Wayne Putnam (Ret), E5 Matthew J. Blaker, Ensign Ethan English, – US NAVY – Bud Barnett – USNA 74 – SSgt. Mike Campagna – SPECIAL FORCES – SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball, SSgt. Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens, Scott Hillyer, Jeff Schoonover, CWO2 Mitchell Wittstruck – US ARMY – CWO3 Tim Helton and the 1/230 Air Cav Squadron TxANG – All of the men and women presently serving in the United States Military
Troy Partain of Stone Mountain, Georgia
Wayne Martin of Blacksburg, Virginia
Kitty James, TN

John Mallory – DEA – Fr. Joseph M. Peek, Gary and Cindy Hogman, Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.


“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”… MARK TWAIN

“In a recent panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama gave another demonstration of his mastery of rhetoric — and disregard of reality. One of the ways of fighting poverty, he proposed, was to ask from society’s lottery winners that they make a modest investment in government programs to help the poor………. Despite pious rhetoric on the left about asking the more fortunate for more money, the government does not ask anything. It seizes what it wants by force. If you don’t pay up, it can take not only your paycheck, it can seize your bank account, put a lien on your home and/or put you in federal prison.” … THOMAS SOWELL

“The track record of politicians hardly suggests that turning ever more of a nation’s wealth over to them is likely to turn out well.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!…. Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power…. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us…. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”… PATRICK HENRY


Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, George Soros, Joe Biden, Louis Farrakhan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz DNC Chairperson, Leon Panetta, Supreme Court Justices – Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, AND John Roberts, Eric Holder, John McCain R-AZ, Valerie Jarrett, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Lanny Davis, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Chuck Schumer, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Ezekiel Emanuel, Kathleen Sebelius, Bill Richardson, Jay Carney, Susan Rice, Rep. Keith Ellison D-MN, Former Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, COLIN POWELL ( R) , Michael Moore, John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, Former President Jimmy Carter. Al Gore, Chuck Hagel, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Andrew Cuomo Chris Christie R-NJ , Michael Bloomberg, Sheila Jackson Lee D-TX, Susan Collins R-ME, Patrick Leahy, Jeff Flake R-AZ, Eddie Bernice Johnson D-TX, John Boehner R-OH, John Cornyn R-TX, Mitch McConnell R-KY, Mike Huckabee R-AR, Lisa Murkowski R-AK, Robert Menendez NJ, Al Franken MN, Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Patty Murray WA, Henry Waxman CA, Linda Sanchez CA, Maxine Waters CA, State Senator Wendy Davis D-TX, Elijah Cummings D-MD, NY Mayor Bill de Blasio, Lois Lerner, Michael Morrell, Tommy Vietor (National Security Council Spokesman), Karl Rove, Rep. Ann Kuster D-NH, Jen Psaki (State Department), Josh Earnest, Marie Harf(State Department), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), Orin Hatch (R-UT), John Koskinen (IRS COMMISSIONER), Jeh Johnson (Homeland Security Secretary), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Deval Patrick (D-MA), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Jerry Brown (D-CA), John Lewis (D-GA), Michelle Nunn (D-GA), Jay Nixon (D-MO-Gov.), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Julia Pierson, Jonathan Holmes Gruber, Rep. Al Green (D-TX), Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-TX), HOWARD DEAN, Timothy Kaine* (D-VA)

MSNBC, ACLU, Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP, Jesse Jackson, AL SHARPTON, UNITED NATIONS, Jane Fonda, LA RAZA, MOVEON.ORG, PETA, CAIR, BOB COSTAS (NBC), ESPN, The NFL, CNN, The Environmental Protection Agency, Al Jazeera America, Republican National Committee (RNC), NBC, CBS, CNBC, ABC, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Tom Steyer (Progressive Billionaire Opposing Keystone Pipeline), NBA, NHL, NOW (National Organization Of Women), Patricia Ireland, Jesse Ventura, Geraldo Rivera FOX News, Juan Williams FOX News, Bob Beckel FOX News, The Washington Redskins Football Team, James Brown (CBS -NFL Pre-Game). CDC (Center for Disease Control), Bill O’Reilly FOX News, Shepard Smith FOX News, Alan Colmes FOX News, MICHAEL MOORE, Bryant Gumbel

*By Request


I have a suggestion to outlaw motorcycle gangs who wish to resort to gun-play. I would suggest that perhaps they go to Baltimore, Maryland where an idiot Mayor and an idiot City Council and an Idiot state prosecutor don’t seem to have a problem with restraining the Baltimore Police Department from taking action. As a matter of fact, the idiot Mayor would probably see that the outlaw motorcycle gangs had plenty of room to do their criminal activities. Just a thought.

Apparently trying that crap in Waco, Texas results in some pretty rapid and decisive action by the Texas Law Enforcement authorities.
I believe it was last evening when I was watching Bill O’Reilly…. you know…. “The Spin Stops Here” and “Fair and Balanced”. O’Reilly had on a guest whom he introduced as a “Former Leader of the Bandidos Motorcycle Gang”. This guy who DID NOT claim to be a Former Leader but rather more of a hanger on and later a member of the Bandidos told O’Reilly and the rest of the viewing audience that The Bandidos WERE NOT heavily involved in the drug trafficking business or any other type of organized criminal activities. He told O’Reilly and the rest of the viewing audience that most of the members of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang were just every day hard working people who liked to ride their Harleys on the week ends but that most of them got up and went to work at regular jobs and this was just more or less a hobby.

OK, I am going to go way out on a limb and say that either this guy is LYING or HAS NEVER REALLY BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE BANDIDOS OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE GANG.

He said that since he lived in Oklahoma, there were no Bandidos in that state and that they were pretty much just located in Texas. Actually they started in Texas by a guy who worked in Houston but actually lived in San Leon which is between Houston and Galveston. The gang had its beginnings in 1966 and was primarily unique to the Houston and Gulf Coast area. BUT, like the Hell’s Angels and some other Outlaw Gangs they rapidly expanded and now have grown to international proportions with chapters in: Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, OKLAHOMA, Nebraska as well as international members in Canada, France, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and other spots around the globe so this O’Reilly former Bandidos Leader was a bit off base. AND of course, Bill O’Reilly probably having no knowledge about the subject than lots of folks never challenged this bozo.

The Bandidos are known as the One Percenters (1%) , which is a play on the fact that 99% of the motorcycle clubs are not outlaws but the 1% are. Their motto is “We are the people our parents warned us about.”

The Bandidos along with the other Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs are heavily into Drug Smuggling; Extortion; Theft; Prostitution; and several other organized criminal activities. THEY ARE NOT JUST A BUNCH OF REGULAR WORKING GUYS WHO RIDE THEIR HARLEYS ON THE WEEK ENDS.

And they were one of the Outlaw Gangs which was instrumental in the shooting and gang violence at the Twin Peaks Restaurant in the Waco area. Looks like at least 9 of them got what they deserved.
I read one report last week where some boob paid….. ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY NINE MILLION DOLLARS; $179 Million; $179,000,000.00 for a Picasso Painting. Wonder if Barack and the rest of the Democrats/Progressives/Socialists/Marxists agree with that kind of spending?
Anyway, it looks as if Hillary Clinton will just be unavailable for comment until after the Republicans get through running each other through the grinder. I can only hope that NONE of the ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS is the final pick to run for President in 2016 on the Republican ticket.



Political Correctness: Tyranny Of The Mind By Chuck Baldwin

In a letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, dated September 23, 1800, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” By any definition that Jefferson could have envisioned, today’s political correctness can only be regarded as “tyranny over the mind of man.” Forget freedom of association, freedom of expression, freedom of speech, or freedom of privacy, political correctness demands that we don’t even have freedom of thought or opinion.

If one does not have the freedom to live in good conscience with his own sense of morality, he or she is indeed the most enslaved of creatures. Listen to Jefferson again, “To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”

Forcing men to pay taxes “for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors” is indeed sinful and tyrannical enough. But to compel a man to actively PARTICIPATE in ideas he disbelieves and abhors is even more so. And, that, my friends, is exactly what modern political correctness forces us to do–or at least tries to force us to do. Political correctness attempts to strip us of our own sense of right and wrong. It is not only tyranny of conduct and behavior; it is tyranny of the mind and heart.

For example, if someone says something critical of Israel, they are labeled “anti-Semitic.” If they say something critical of the homosexual lifestyle, they are labeled “anti-gay.” If they say something critical of the practices and policies of our politicians, they are labeled “anti-government.” And if they say something critical of Roman theology, they are labeled “anti-Catholic.”

There are only two things that it is politically correct to be “anti” about: it is perfectly acceptable to be “anti-Christian” or “anti-Muslim.” Not only is it politically correct to be “anti-Christian” or “anti-Muslim,” it is all but REQUIRED that one be “anti-Christian” or “anti-Muslim.” One risks personal friendship and professional employment if he or she is NOT “anti-Christian” or “anti-Muslim.”

For the record, I am none of the above. I am not anti-Semitic; I am not anti-gay; I am not anti-government; I am not anti-Catholic; I am not anti-Christian; and I am not anti-Muslim. About the only thing I am “anti” is this: I am “anti-TYRANNY.”

And tyranny can come in many shapes and forms. There are tyrannical Jews, tyrannical homosexuals, tyrannical politicians, tyrannical Catholics, tyrannical Muslims, and tyrannical Christians. Because there are those from any of the above groups who are tyrannical doesn’t mean that EVERYONE in those groups is tyrannical. When I resist the ACT of tyranny by someone–or a group of someones–of a certain label doesn’t mean I am “anti” everyone who wears that same label.

But I absolutely will not be intimidated by name-calling when I resist what is obviously an act of tyranny, regardless of the label the tyrant wraps himself in.

To illustrate: I firmly believe that God has established marriage as being between a man and a woman. That does NOT mean I am against homosexuals having the same civil rights as everyone else, because I believe that ALL Americans enjoy the same protections under the Bill of Rights. Accordingly, all Americans have the right to enter into civil contracts with one another. But civil union is NOT the same as Holy Matrimony, which can be–and has been–defined ONLY by our Creator. Marriage is defined by both divine and Natural Law.

Any attempt to force me to participate in a so-called “marriage” between same sex couples violates my moral conscience and is, by definition, an act of tyranny. And by Nature, I cannot submit to such an act. I cannot and will not.

I wonder what all of the good Romans 13 pastors across America are going to do as civil authorities attempt to force them to marry same sex couples. This has already happened in one Idaho city. The city of Coeur d’Alene is threatening to incarcerate and heavily fine ministers and others who refuse to officiate over the marriage ceremonies of same sex couples. And as homosexual marriage becomes more and more vogue, Christian ministers across the country are going to be forced to come face to face with their own religious convictions–something many of them have not done for quite a spell. What will they do?

We know what many, if not most, of them will do. They will comply. They are like the pastors of Nazi Germany who taught their flocks to obey the government no matter what and who justified their cowardice and heresy with the misinterpretation of Romans 13. This is the same misinterpretation of that chapter that pastors are regurgitating today.

I highly encourage every reader who attends church to make a point of asking your pastor this Sunday what he will do when the civil authorities of his city or State demand that he marry same sex couples, because this demand is surely coming. Of course, how the pastor responds will then collapse a heavy weight of responsibility on the shoulders of parishioners won’t it (which is why many Christians will simply not bother to even broach the topic with their pastor)?

Do you see how political correctness has become tyrannical? Political correctness demands that we accept a Police State in the name of the “war on terror.” Political correctness demands that we say NOTHING critical of the state of Israel, even when it attacks a U.S. naval vessel and kills dozens of American sailors and Marines. Political correctness demands that we fight unconstitutional wars of aggression against Muslim people who have committed NO act of aggression against us. Political correctness demands that we dare not criticize neocon foreign policy in Washington, D.C. Political correctness demands that Christianity be held up to every form of ridicule and mockery. And now political correctness demands that people violate their own deeply-held religious and moral convictions. Thomas Jefferson and the rest of America’s founders must be turning over in their graves.

Concerning marriage specifically, in my opinion the state has absolutely no authority or responsibility defining, regulating, or controlling marriage. The state had little or no authority regarding marriage until the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. For the church to allow itself be joined to the state is the unholiest of unions.

This latest attempt of civil authorities to define and regulate marriage should serve notice to everyone, especially Christians, that it is probably time to completely abandon civil marriages altogether and take it back to the individuals, families, and churches, where it rightly has always belonged.

Political correctness is not merely an expression of opinion: it is the denial of anyone else to hold a differing opinion–or even personally-held moral and religious convictions. It is exactly what Thomas Jefferson detested and personally opposed: it is “tyranny over the mind of man.”


P.S. As I noted last week, on Sunday, April 19 of this year, I delivered the famous sermon of Pastor Jonas Clark that was originally delivered on April 19, 1776, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Battle of Lexington. Pastor Clark was the pastor of the men who fought that historic battle, which began America’s War for Independence. Obviously, this message was delivered just a couple of months before our Declaration of Independence was signed. I preached this message word-for-word. And I tried to deliver it with the same zeal and passion in which it was originally preached.

The vast majority of today’s Christians NEVER hear a message that remotely resembles the kind of sermons that the pastors of Colonial America delivered. And since April 19 fell on Sunday this year, I delivered Jonas Clark’s powerful message regarding the Battle of Lexington and American liberty so people could listen to the kind of preaching that Christians in Colonial America heard routinely. Pastor Clark entitled his message, “The Fate of Blood-Thirsty Oppressors and God’s Tender Care of His Distressed People.”

My delivery of this awesome message is on DVD. I offer this DVD to my readers in the hope that many of you will purchase copies of the DVD and let your friends, relatives, fellow Christians, pastor, etc., hear true Colonial American preaching. Again, this is word-for-word the message of Jonas Clark delivered on April 19, 1776, concerning the Battle of Lexington Green and America’s fight for liberty.

I have never heard anyone deliver Rev. Clark’s famous message. As far as I know, this is the only verbatim recording of this historic message in existence–preached with the same kind of passion and fervor as it was said Pastor Clark delivered it.

To order my delivery of Jonas Clark’s message, go here:

Jonas Clark’s Famous Message Of April 19, 1776

The True Black Tragedy By Walter E. Williams

Hustlers and people with little understanding want us to believe that today’s black problems are the continuing result of a legacy of slavery, poverty and racial discrimination. The fact is that most of the social pathology seen in poor black neighborhoods is entirely new in black history. Let’s look at some of it.

Today the overwhelming majority of black children are raised in single female-headed families. As early as the 1880s, three-quarters of black families were two-parent. In 1925 New York City, 85 percent of black families were two-parent. One study of 19th-century slave families found that in up to three-fourths of the families, all the children had the same mother and father.

Today’s black illegitimacy rate of nearly 75 percent is also entirely new. In 1940, black illegitimacy stood at 14 percent. It had risen to 25 percent by 1965, when Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action” and was widely condemned as a racist. By 1980, the black illegitimacy rate had more than doubled, to 56 percent, and it has been growing since. Both during slavery and as late as 1920, a teenage girl raising a child without a man present was rare among blacks.

Much of today’s pathology seen among many blacks is an outgrowth of the welfare state that has made self-destructive behavior less costly for the individual. Having children without the benefit of marriage is less burdensome if the mother receives housing subsidies, welfare payments and food stamps. Plus, the social stigma associated with unwed motherhood has vanished. Female-headed households, whether black or white, are a ticket for dependency and all of its associated problems. Ignored in all discussions is the fact that the poverty rate among black married couples has been in single digits since 1994.

Black youth unemployment in some cities is over 50 percent. But high black youth unemployment is also new. In 1948, the unemployment rate for black teens was slightly less than that of their white counterparts — 9.4 percent compared with 10.2. During that same period, black youths were either just as active in the labor force or more so than white youths. Since the 1960s, both the labor force participation rate and the employment rate of black youths have fallen to what they are today. Why? Are employers more racially discriminatory today than yesteryear? Were black youths of yesteryear more skilled than whites of yesteryear? The answer to both questions is a big fat no.

The minimum wage law and other labor regulations have cut off the bottom rungs of the economic ladder. Put yourself in the place of an employer, and ask: If I must pay $7.25 an hour — plus mandated fringes, such as Social Security and workers’ compensation — would it pay me to hire a worker who is so unfortunate as to possess skills that enable him to produce only $5 worth of value per hour? Most employers view that as a losing economic proposition. Thus, the minimum wage law discriminates against the employment of low-skilled workers, who are most often youths — particularly black youths.

The little bit of money a teenager can earn through after-school, weekend and summer employment is not nearly so important as the other things he gains from early work experiences. He acquires skills and develops good work habits, such as being prompt, following orders and respecting supervisors. In addition, there are the self-respect and pride that a youngster gains from being financially semi-independent. All of these gains from early work experiences are important for any teen but are even more important for black teens. If black teens are going to learn anything that will make them a more valuable employee in the future, they aren’t going to learn it from their rotten schools, their dysfunctional families or their crime-ridden neighborhoods. They must learn it on the job.

The bulk of today’s problems for many blacks are a result of politicians and civil rights organizations using government in the name of helping blacks when in fact they are serving the purposes of powerful interest groups.

Source: Patriot Post

Let’s Call Islamic Terrorists What They Call Themselves By Lee Edwards and Josiah Lippincott

For more than three decades, they have sought out and killed Americans. In 1983, in one of the first major anti-American attacks, they bombed the Marine barracks in Beirut, killing 241 American servicemen. In 1992, they used bombs to kill two people in Aden, Yemen, in hopes of killing American troops that might be passing through. In February 1993, they used a truck-based explosive to try and topple the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. They failed, but their attack killed six New Yorkers and injured a thousand others.

What would you call the perpetrators of such acts—militants? Would you copy President Obama and call them violent extremists or simply terrorists? What is missing in such formulations? Even as he identified al-Qaeda as a threat to America, Obama refused to describe the enemy as it describes itself: “Islamic.”

Islamic Terrorists Have a Religious Goal

Emboldened by their success in Beirut and their almost-success in New York City in 1993, terrorists used bombs in 1995 to kill five U.S. servicemen in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The following year, al-Qadea struck again at American troops in Saudi Arabia in the Khobar Tower bombings, killing 19 Americans and wounding 372.

Why did the terrorists persist in their plots to kill Americans? What was it about America that so enraged them? In February 1998, Osama Bin Laden provided an answer when he declared a “fatwa” (a religious decree) declaring war against America in the name of the World Islamic Front, calling for the killing of civilians as well as soldiers:

The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies — civilians and military — is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country [emphasis added] in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque [Mecca] from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim.

By their own words, Bin Laden and his fellow travelers declared themselves to be not just terrorists but Islamist terrorists with a religious goal—to re-establish true Islamic society in the Middle East by removing any “stain” of American influence by force. Bin Laden believed the whole world was meant to accept his universal message.

While the majority of Muslims prefer peaceful, non-violent, socio-political approaches that lead in time to a peaceful transition to Islamic society, a minority, led by revolutionary groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS, favor a jihad or holy war dependent upon violence and military action. This brand of Salafist Islam does not distinguish between combatants and civilians as the West does but sees the West as an imperialist enemy with America as its leader.

It is self-evident that the terrorists who have sought to kill us all these years are Islamist. Al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorists consider themselves to be holy warriors who believe in a specific ideology (Islamist extremism) that is tied to a specific religion: Islam.

From Al-Qaeda to ISIS

Following Bin Laden’s fatwa, the killing continued. In January 2000, al-Qaeda attacked the USS Cole in the port of Aden, killing 17 and injuring 39 Americans. In the world today, Bin Laden said, “the worst terrorists are the Americans,” and he predicted “a black future for America.” We did not understand how black they would try to make it.

Read more at the Federalist

Endless Racial Discord By Alan Caruba

>Obama Increased Black Unemployment

When I look back at the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, I marvel at how naïve I was that the passage of major legislation was going to “solve” the problem of discord between the white and black race.

On May 3, the Wall Street Journal reported on a survey regarding racial disturbances around the nation such as those that wracked Baltimore. “A resounding 96% of adults surveyed said it was likely there would be additional racial disturbances this summer…” To nobody’s surprise, blacks and whites “viewed the situation differently.”

“Asked to choose between two possible explanations for recent events, 60% of blacks said they reflected ‘long-standing frustrations about police mistreatment of African-Americans.’” Some 27% of black respondents said they thought the disturbances were caused by people as an excuse “to engage in looting and violence.” I favor the latter explanation because I doubt that our nation’s police forces engage in deliberate harassment and mistreatment of blacks.

Indeed, Baltimore has a back Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a black police chief, and many blacks among his force. If the issue was the police, then no city in America is safe and that is just not so. Unfortunately, the foolishness of Baltimore’s Mayor, who told the force to stand down and let the rioters have their way, was then demonstrated by her request that the Department of Justice (DOJ) launch an investigation of the city’s police force.

The problem with that is that the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division has only fifty employees responsible for handling labor-intensive ‘pattern or practice’ investigations among the nation’s 18,000 state and local forces. There is no way the Baltimore investigation will produce anything of useful information. It is far more likely that the outcome will be more political than demonstrative of trends.

What is generally not being noticed is that the Obama administration, as reported in Politico.com on May 8, “has opened more than twenty such investigations into local law enforcement agencies “most of which result in either a settlement agreement with local officials or a lawsuit that pushes legally binding reform.”

I have come to the view that the most racially divisive leader in America is our first African-American President. Why else has Rev. Al Sharpton become his most widely recognized “adviser” and why are administration figures are less likely to be found honoring fallen police officers than the alleged black victims? Three were sent to Freddie Gray’s funeral and none to the funeral of the slain police officers. The First Lady, too, has been stirring up racial discord.

Referring to the Baltimore riot, he said that “we as a nation have to do some soul-searching” when as William McGurn of The Wall Street Journal noted the trillions spent on liberal programs, personified by LBJ’s “War on Poverty”, have not succeeded in reducing poverty and have contributed to creating whole populations that live off of government handouts of one sort or another.

“While the Great Society’s billions were creating a culture of dependency,” said McGurn, “South Korea—with its emphasis on trade and global competition—rose from the ashes of a terrible war to become the world’s 12th largest economy.” This occurred over the same time period the liberal dependency programs and liberal governance of many U.S. cities created the problem we are addressing and discussing today.

Nor is the answer for the federal government to take over the management of the nation’s police forces. We have already seen how it has ruined the educational system and is now doing the same to our health system.

Are their differences between whites and blacks? Yes, but they are economic. Middle and upper class blacks share the outlook of their white counterparts. They look at the inner cities and they understand that decades of liberal governance has driven out businesses large and small, along with anyone who could afford to leave. Yes, there was “white flight”, but they were joined by blacks who saw there was no future to be had there for their children. The rest are trapped.

So, will there be more riots and disturbances in our cities this summer? Yes, that would appear to be the case. So long as police are not allowed to take action against the instigators and perpetrators, that is a given.

Not until this nation returns to the high levels of respect for the men and women who put their lives on the line every day will we see a cessation of such events. My experience and the nation’s over the past six decades is an indication that some pundit will be holding forth on this topic six decades from now…only it will be worse.

© Alan Caruba, 2015