“Murphy’s Law” by JimMurphy

Hello once more from probably the Maddest Jingoistic Man In West Texas.

I lost my Prayer and Varmint List but I will probably have it back next week. But this week I have seen some things done by those in our government and those who desire to be part of our government that pretty well put me on TILT.

INSANITY:

Back in the 1950s and 1960s when many of us were still young, had you told your parents or grandparents what our country would look like after the year 2000, they would probably have had you examined for some type of serious mental problem. And, of course neither your parents, grandparents, or you yourself had any idea what the future would be like. I am sure we all had some ideas but I can guarantee you that I never thought our country would be in its present state of affairs.

Several things have happened over the past couple of weeks that make me question the mental stability of damn near all of our elected officials, particularly at the national level…. but there have also been some highly questionable actions taken by state and local officials. Let’s just look at a few:

Now you all know that I am no fan of John McCain who as far as I am concerned is a VARMINT of the highest order. But this past week, Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump made the public statement that the only reason that John McCain was viewed as a hero was because he was captured and “The Donald” further went on to say that he preferred people who WERE NOT captured. In some circles, this statement put “The Donald” on everybody’s shit list…. while in other circles, some thought it was cute. Once more, I do not like John McCain even a little bit and think he is a terrible Senator but if “The Donald” was going to bad mouth McCain, he could have found a bunch of other things on which to hang his hat. Then we found out that basically “The Donald” pretty much stole his lines about preferring those who were not captured over someone who was captured from an old alleged comedy routine by alleged comedian Chris Rock, whom I dislike at least as much as I dislike John McCain and “The Donald”. But of course McCain himself has been guilty of name calling when he referred the large group of people who came to see Trump speak as… “all the CRAZIES”. But this is probably turning out to be the political behavior of many in today’s world. BUT, just count me in as a ONE OF THE CRAZIES, not because I like “The Donald” but I do support TED CRUZ whom John McCain referred to earlier as a “WHACKO BIRD”. SO, I put McCain in with a growing group of people, which also includes Donald Trump, whom I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR!!

Moving right along, I never believed we would see a United States President who supported and valued the opinion of “THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY” over his own country. But we damn sure have one in office right now. Here is a man who still will not mention that RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS ARE THE ENEMIES OF OUR NATION. Instead, every single time an incident occurs whether it be here or abroad, the first thing he tells us is to “Not Jump To Conclusions”. Let us just look at the incidents which have occurred under his LEADERSHIP?????? Of course we had the Fort Hood murders in 2009 where 14 were killed and over 30 injured when Major Nadal Malik Hasan went on a shooting spree yelling ALLAHU AKBAR which sounded a bit like a Muslim saying to me. AH, but our brilliant President and his equally clueless administration tried to convince us all that this was NOT TERRORISM but rather WORKPLACE VIOLENCE. Then later on we had an incident where another radicalized Muslim beheaded one woman and attempted to behead another in Moore, Oklahoma and the Obama administration still was hesitant to classify this as a terrorist attack.

Then just within the past week in Chattanooga, Tennessee two military recruiting stations were attacked by another Muslim and FIVE AMERICANS, 4 Marines and 1 Sailor, were killed by the same Muslim Terrorist. I could go on to name any number of other attacks on American Soil where Americans lost their lives at the hands of Radical Muslim Terrorists but all the while, the President of the United States and his band of merry men try to downplay the fact that Muslim Terrorists were at the bottom of the attacks. They keep trying to minimize these attacks by calling the “Lone Wolf” attacks. Now just stop and think back to September 11, 2001 when the four commercial aircraft were hijacked by Muslim Terrorists and crashed into the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon and the fourth crashed into a Pennsylvania field killing all aboard. I am not positive but I believe that 12 Muslim Terrorists were killed in this terrorist plot according to many sources but took the lives of over 3,000 Americans. So that would mean an average of 3 hijackers per aircraft were killed. BUT the Bush Administration didn’t take long before they called it a Terrorist Attack. Of course, I can remember back a day or so later when President George W. Bush was telling us all that Islam was a “Religion of Peace”…….. yeah, right.

I heard a couple of days back that some group had conducted a poll of Muslims living in America and came up with the figure that of those Muslims polled, 51% favored SHARIA LAW and that somewhere near 90% believed that they SHOULD NOT BE SUBJECT TO THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES. And keep in mind that those who desire to live under Sharia Law also support “Honor Killings” and “Stoning” for a number of indiscretions. SO, with this poll in mind, spare me the bull crap about how MOST MUSLIMS ARE MODERATE.

Now, let’s get back to the shootings at the Military Recruiters and at the other Military installations. The Military Recruiting Offices are “GUN FREE ZONES”. Oh, they have some dummies in the windows but no loaded firearms are allowed. It seems as if I read somewhere that this policy was instituted during the BILL CLINTON PRESIDENCY. Of course after these latest shootings in Chattanooga there has been a hue and cry for the people at these installations to be ARMED. When I see stuff like no firearms allowed at Military Installations I always have to think back to the old movie; “DR. STRANGELOVE”. There was a scene in a secretive location called “The War Room” where there were global maps displayed which showed the location of all of our strategic aircraft. An Army General and a Russian Representative began to argue and got into a tussle and the American President, played by Peter Sellers shouted….. “Gentlemen, there will be NO FIGHTING IN THE WAR ROOM.” I found that really funny…. but our troops being unarmed on military bases I DO NOT FIND HUMOROUS IN THE LEAST. AND, it appears that The White House was one of the LAST U.S. Government entities to finally fly their flags at half-staff in honor of those killed in the latest terrorist attack.

It would seem that things could not get any more bizarre than those things I have mentioned above BUT then in the past week we have all been able to see two different medical doctors who are connected with Planned Parenthood on undercover video tapes speaking about removing body parts from aborted babies and selling them. Both of these doctors appear to be haggling over the price of these parts and are speaking very casually about this subject with one of them speaking of seeking a “Less Crunchy” method of removal. One of them also spoke of turning the baby’s body around inside the womb so that many vital parts could be removed prior to the death of the “fetus”. AND do not forget, that Planned Parenthood could not operate without FEDERAL FUNDS…. and for those of you in the People’s Republic of San Francisco, that equals OUR TAX DOLLARS.

A couple of days back I was reading a series of one of my favorite comics…. “Dilbert”….. and read one thought that I found actually quite appropriate for the “Uninformed American Voter”. Dilbert’s pet “Dogbert” was figuring out a way to to conquer the world. He made the statement that, “IT SHOULDN’T BE TOO HARD, GIVEN THE FACT THAT I’VE PROBABLY SNEEZED MORE BRAIN CELLS THAN THE AVERAGE HUMAN USES ON ELECTION DAY”. Unfortunately over the past six years FOR SURE, the average American voter has apparently not given a serious thought as to what they were about to do to our country. They damn sure better get it right in 2016 or we are really screwed.

QUOTES:

“The United states seems at this moment about to break the record for the worst political blunder of all time, with its Obama administration deal that will make a nuclear Iran virtually inevitable.”…THOMAS SOWELL

“Some commentators have attributed Barack Obama’s many foreign policy disasters to incompetence. But he has been politically savvy enough to repeatedly outmaneuver this opponents in America. For example, the Constitution makes it necessary for the President to get a two-thirds majority in the Senate to make any treaty valid. Yet he has Maneuvered the Republican-controlled Congress into a position where they will need a two-thirds majority in both Houses to prevent his unilaterally negotiated agreement from going into effect — just by not calling it a treaty……. If he is that savvy at home, why is he so apparently incompetent abroad? Answering that may indeed require us to think the unthinkable, that we have elected a man for whom America’s best interests are not his top priority.”… 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

MORE STUFF:

A few days back I watched a couple of really good programs covering the NASA program of sending a satellite past the PLANET PLUTO. Yes, that’s right, I still consider PLUTO a PLANET just as I was taught over 70 years ago. Anyway, the programs were really well done and the photos of PLUTO were exceptional. But what made it so very interesting to me was the maneuvering of the satellite by NASA via signals from Earth. I had not stopped to realize for a long time just how far away that Pluto is from Earth but realized from watching these programs that Pluto is 2.96 BILLION MILES in July, 2015. Its maximum distance due to the pronounced elliptical orbit of Pluto is 4.68 BILLION MILES from our planet. So, you can see how much work it took the people at NASA to time this photo expedition to Pluto. The people who were present at NASA when the first photos were taken….. if I heard it correctly were the grandchildren of the Astronomer who discovered Pluto in 1930. This voyage took over NINE YEARS to complete this trip to Pluto. These programs further stated that the spacecraft use was the fastest traveling spacecraft in the history of NASA. So for something which did not hold all that much interest to me nine years ago has once again made me a fan of NASA and our space program which has headed South during the Obama administration……. But why should that surprise any of us.
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Several people sent me an e-mail which contained a film about the old Western Movies and had some of the really good old Western actors making comments regarding their careers and some of the really great Western Movie stars. It had several short gunfight scenes which got me to thinking about how much I appreciated the old Western movies and the actors which were not only the stars but also many of the character actors who really stole a bunch of the movies. I tried to think back about some of my favorite Westerns of all times and in particular the gunfights which I considered to be outstanding. So here is my primary list of great gunfights in Western Movies. I know that I am leaving some out and if you have one or more you would like to add, feel free to do so. I am not listing these in any particular order but just some that really stood out at the time ….. AND STILL DO:

Alan Ladd v. Jack Wilson (Jack Palance); Rufe Ryker (Emile Meyer) ; Morgan Ryker (John Dierkes) —- SHANE
Robert Duvall & Kevin Costner v. Big Rancher and Sheriff —– OPEN RANGE
John Wayne v. Sweeny (Richard Boone); Pulford (Hugh O’Brien); Cobb (Bill McKinney) —— THE SHOOTIST
Robert Duvall & Thomas Haden Church v. Big Ears Bywater (Chris Mulkey) and gang —————- BROKEN TRAIL
Clint Eastwood v. Comanchero Leader (John Quade); Capt. Redlegs Terrill (Bill McKinney) and Everybody Else —————- THE OUTLAW JOSE WALES
William Holden, Ben Johnson, Ernest Borgnine, Warren Oates v. Entire population of Mexican Village —— THE WILD BUNCH

Just as soon as I send this out a dozen more will come to mind but these are the one’s that jump into my head for starters.
Too bad they have stopped making Westerns and are depending on special effects and bad language and loud noises to keep the attention of the audience. Sad
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Please contact your U.S. Representatives and tell them to CUT THE FUNDING TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD along with any funding to countries who are our potential enemies in the immediate future.

GOOD GUYS:

TED CRUZ; TREY GOWDY; ALLEN WEST; JON BOLTON; COL. RALPH PETERS; GEN. JACK KEANE; SCOTT WALKER, DAVID CLARKE, TOM COTTON; MIKE LEE

SEE Y’ALL NEXT WEEK

JEM

“Murphy’s Law” by JimMurphy

Greetings from The Jingoistic Politically Incorrect Second Amendment Supporting Fossil Fuel Burning SUV Drivers Of West Texas.

REMOVAL:

Right after the murders of nine people in the Charleston, SC church by Dylann Roof, a photo of Roof was shown on practically every news show on television. The photo showed Roof holding a Confederate Battle Flag. Almost immediately South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley began the movement to remove the Confederate Flag from all State Properties. As I said last week, I am sure that many black people in this country equate any Confederate symbol as a sign of racism but that is simply not true. BUT, Governor Nikki Haley, in my estimation, was not as interested in the feelings of black people as she was about creating a photo op for herself. It was damn near impossible to turn on a news program without seeing Haley raving about how this symbol of racism had to be removed. So immediately the State Government in South Carolina began the process of passing legislation which would mandate the removal of any Confederate Flag from State property.

AND, of course after the legislation was walked through the South Carolina House and Senate, Governor Nikki Haley had a huge press gathering to show her signing the legislation. Of course she could not be satisfied with pushing this legislation through to appease minority groups, she further had to use NINE pens to sign the legislation and she presented each of the nine families who lost someone in the church murders with one of those pens.

I would like a show of hands from everyone who believes that this move was about the families of the murder victims rather than a huge photo op for South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.

Last week I along with many others pointed out that the flag in the photo shown with Dylann Roof was actually the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia. BUT I would also like to point out that Roof, in addition to holding the Confederate Battle Flag was wearing a GOLD’S GYM T-shirt.

SO, at this point, I would like to request from Governor Nikki Haley and all of the people who were offended by the Confederate Battle Flag to also DEMAND the immediate CLOSING OF NOT ONLY EVERY SINGLE GOLD’S GYM IN SOUTH CAROLINA…… BUT EVERY GOLD’S GYM IN THE UNITED STATES. After all, I am sure that the GOLD’S GYM T-shirt was every bit as much to blame as the small Confederate Battle Flag.

Also, let us check into the color of Roof’s house and demand that this color be immediately painted over as this might also have been a contributing factor.

And of course all of the Gun Control slugs immediately began to blame the murders on the lack of Gun Control Laws. But as I understand, the Church where the murders occurred was a GUN FREE ZONE. As a matter of fact, COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL in Colorado; SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in Newtown, Connecticut; THEATRE SHOOTING IN AURORA, Colorado; FED EX FACILITY in Kennesaw, GA; CLACKMAS TOWN CENTER MALL in Portland, OR, just to name a few. In fact the CRIME PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER (CPRC) released a report that 92% of public mass shootings since January, 2009 occurred in GUN FREE ZONES.

SO, the latest entity to declare their premises as GUN FREE ZONES is the WHATABURGER chain.

What I am saying is that declaring a particular location as a GUN FREE ZONE makes about as much sense as blaming the Confederate Flag for the murders in Charleston, SC. Once again, the politicians and special interest groups have used a real tragedy to make political points. I do not live in South Carolina and I don’t know what the residents there think of their Governor but if I lived there I would do everything in my power to get rid of her.

Now, get a load of this little item. The City Council of MEMPHIS, TN has voted UNANIMOUSLY to EXHUME the bodies of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest AND his wife from their graves at a Memphis Cemetery which I assume must be on City Property. Also to be removed is a huge statue of General Forrest and the neither brain surgeons on the Memphis City Council nor the Mayor A.C. Wharton seem to know what to do with that.

OK. So if we are going to carry this out and appease all of the Liberals/Socialists/Marxists/Democrats and special interest groups, then let us tear down the Washington Monument, destroy the Jefferson Memorial, and let us remove all mention of and pictures of and photographs of every single historical figure from our public view and our history books. AND, since Texas seceded from the Union let us remove the mention of and statues of Sam Houston and every other Texas historical hero. And we can change the advertisement to “WELCOME TO FIVE FLAGS OVER TEXAS”.

These present elected scum at every level have it in their minds to completely disavow the American Civil War and if they can remove that then they can convince an ever growing STUPID public that none of this ever happened.

I submit that instead of removing the Confederate Flags and the statues of past Confederate Generals we would be better served in REMOVING LIBERALS FROM ELECTED POSITIONS. There is a removal I could go for. AH, be we didn’t have the Confederate Flag or George Bush to blame for the brutal murder of Kate Steinle so one of the brilliant City Council Supervisors told a FOX News representative that it was due to lack of GUN CONTROL that this murder happened. This idiot seems to believe that the murderer’s ability to obtain a handgun completely overshadowed the fact that the murderer WAS IN THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY AND WAS FURTHER PROTECTED BY HER CITY’S SANCTUARY POLICY REGARDING ILLEGAL ALIENS.

Beam me up Mr. Scott these clowns need to be vaporized.

DEAL:

According to several sources, along with Iran and the United States, several other countries have supported the IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL. I watched our Chief Community Organizer speak about how much safer this Nuclear Deal with Iran made the Middle East. On the same news program I also saw the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaking before the Iranian lawmakers who in unison were shouting “DEATH TO AMERICA….DEATH TO ISRAEL”, and for some strange reason I formed the opinion that these people were not to be trusted.

For some reason, I did not equate DEATH TO ISRAEL as a very strong sign of peaceful intentions of Iran. Of course Iran has the largest Shiite Muslim population of any of the Middle Eastern countries, but I don’t suppose we should try to read between the lines and suspect that all Muslim sects are not completely on the same page.

One of the main things on which I base my opinion is the fact that the majority of the Republicans and a number of Democrats/Progressives/Socialists/Marxists also have problems with this Nuclear Deal, which I am sure was masterfully crafted by John Kerry and his band of merry men. I do not know the names of the U.S. Negotiating Team but unless I miss my guess, Obama would not allow anyone on the team whom he could not control nor anyone who had any real experience in dealing with this other criminal regime (Iran).

Of course, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said all along that any nuclear deal with Iran that did not have very strict guidelines and sanctions would be destructive to the Middle East in general and Israel in particular.

At this point in my life, I have a hard time….. no, make that an impossibility to trust Barack Hussein Obama OR anyone closely connected with this criminal administration.

I am sure that as the days pass, we shall become more aware just how bad this deal with Iran is. Right off the bat, Vladimir Putin gave it his blessing as did China. Now if this doesn’t give you a pretty strong clue as to just how dangerous this agreement with Iran is for our country and the rest of the Middle East then you have not been paying attention to the direction Obama and his Marxist cohorts have been carrying us since 2009.

I am surely not a huge fan of Saudi Arabia but even the Saudis are against this bad deal which I feel we have made with the leading sponsor of terrorism on the planet.

AND, if Hillary Clinton is elected in 2016, our country’s status as a Super Power is done.

REMEMBER……THE IRANIAN LAWMAKERS CHANT……….”DEATH TO AMERICA…DEATH TO ISRAEL”.

PRAYER LIST:

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 – 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, LT JG 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 TNANG – 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.

QUOTES:

“Now there are rumblings of demands that statues of Robert E. Lee and other Southern leaders be destroyed — and if that is done, it will only lead to new demands, perhaps to destroy the Jefferson Memorial because Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. And if that is done, no doubt there will be demands that the city of Washington be renamed, for the same reason.”…………………. THOMAS SOWELL

“The past is irrevocable. We cannot change the smallest detail of what some people did to other people after both have gone to their graves.”…THOMAS SOWELL

“Hate Crime laws are on some people’s agenda. But what will such laws actually accomplish? A murderer deserves the death penalty, whether he killed someone of a different race or killed his own twin brother. All that hate crime laws can do is to provide the murderer’s lawyer with another ground on which to appeal the conviction or the sentence.”… 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

VARMINT LIST:

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), Charles E. Samuels Jr., Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mark Dayton (Gov. MN-D), San Francisco Sheriff ROSS MIRKARIMI

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, 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

MORE STUFF:

OK, how about a show of hands from everyone who believe that the escape of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman from the maximum security prison in Mexico DID NOT HAVE ASSISTANCE FROM THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT AND OFFICIALS OF THE ALTIPLANO PRISON. Does anyone other than me find it a bit hard to believe that pure ass blind luck was involved in the MILE LONG TUNNEL ending up in a blind spot inside this Mexican Prison? Also keep in mind that this tunnel was longer than any tunnel passage ever found on the U.S. – Mexico Border. Experts say that this tunnel project would have taken at least 18 months to complete. In addition, this tunnel had lights, air venting and a customized motorcycle rigged up on a rail line.

I’m sorry folks, but an operation of this magnitude COULD NOT BE SUCCESSFUL WITHOUT CORRUPTION AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT of Mexico.
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Another death this week of a professional football great, Kenny Stabler, the former Alabama quarterback who also played in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders, the Houston Oilers and the New Orleans Saints. Stabler had some really great years with Oakland and Houston in particular. He was the winning quarterback in some of the really great NFL games I have seen.
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Earlier this week I received my bi-monthly copy of the Safari Times. I receive this publication along with their magazine which comes also bi-monthly. I am a Life Member of this organization and I joined back about 20 years ago. My wife and I used to attend their annual conventions in Reno, Nevada every year and got to see some really outstanding equipment and displays. The absolute best Taxidermy Exhibits I have ever seen and I have been to Cabela’s and The Bass Pro Shop which also have excellent exhibits.

Anyway, what made this particular publication interesting was an article telling of a new World Record Alligator which had been taken in Alabama. I had always equated alligators with Florida and Louisiana but we also had quite a few in Texas. This new World Record Gator was 15’9″…. that is FIFTEEN FEET AND NINE INCHES in length weighing in at a trim 1,011.5 pounds. That is one huge gator.
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Over the past couple of weeks it seems as if DONALD TRUMP’S name has had more exposure than any of the candidates, Republican or Democrat. Of course most of this exposure was due to Trump’s statements about what he would do about the Mexican Border. BUT, let us not forget that “The Donald” in the past has supported Barack Obama as well as a “Path To Citizenship” for Illegal Aliens already in our country. Earlier today I listened to an audio of “The Donald” speaking about a meeting that he was to have with Ted Cruz and of course “The Donald” made it sound as if he could care less but that it was all the idea of Ted Cruz.

I realize that “The Donald” has made some really good decisions in his own personal business dealings BUT he has also made a few bad ones as well. But in reality, I do not believe that “The Donald” is really all that serious about running for President and I already know that he is very wealthy so I get a bit weary of him spouting off about his wealth at every occasion. In short…. we have endured over six years of rule by the most arrogant human being I have every seen. I personally am not ready to place maybe the second most arrogant human being ( a close call between Donald Trump and John Kerry) I have ever seen in The White House.

BUT, perhaps we had all better wait and see what Karl Rove tells us AND shows us on his little chalk board he uses at every opportunity. I ain’t no damn school kid and I don’t need Karl Rove to show me on a chalk board the finer points of his presentation. He is an “Inside the Beltway, Establishment Republican Butt Boy for the Establishment Republicans in Washington” and is a pure VARMINT.
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I guess if I wanted to be a bit more like Donald Trump, I could start signing off as “The Jimmy”. But if I ever do, please give me a swift kick, as Foghorn Leghorn would say, “Where My Tail Feathers Are The Thinnest”.

GOOD GUYS:
TED CRUZ; TREY GOWDY; ALLEN WEST; JON BOLTON; COL. RALPH PETERS; GEN. JACK KEANE; SCOTT WALKER, DAVID CLARKE, TOM COTTON; MIKE LEE

SEE Y’ALL NEXT WEEK

JEM

The Flag War By Unknown

We have an America-hating thug in the white house who´s trying to destroy the country.

Blacks have declared war on themselves and on the rest of the country.

ISIS is overrunning the world and killing thousands, including children, and have vowed to rule the world.

The thug in the white house is insuring that Iran will get a nuclear bomb with which to destroy Israel.

The Supreme Court has trashed law and order and has become judicial activists.

Libnuts, blacks, and the govt want to tear down historical buildings like the Jefferson Memorial, rename Wash DC, rename Washington State, etc. and rewrite history.

The GOP along with Boehner and McConnell bend over and play dead and do nothing to protect the citizenry.

All this — and the media and govt want to focus on a flag. How blind can they be?
The country has gone insane.

And Thomas Sowell wants to know: Is The Civil War Over?

Yes Tom, the History books say that the Civil War ended 150 years ago, or did it?

In the wake of the recent murders in a South Carolina church, the killer’s hope of igniting a race war produced the opposite effect. Blacks and whites in South Carolina came together to condemn his act and the race hate behind it.

Some saw in the decision to remove the Confederate flag from in front of the state house a symbolic repudiation of the old South’s racial past — and the end of the Civil War.

But, unfortunately, wars do not end until both sides decide that it is over.

The black parishioners who expressed forgiveness toward the killer did more than most of us could do, and the whites who responded with solidarity did their part. Note how quickly this was done, by ordinary people of good will — black and white — without the “help” of racial activists like Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson.

Professional race hustlers have no incentive to see our current civil war end. They see in this shooting only an opportunity to escalate their demands.

Now there are rumblings of demands that statues of Robert E. Lee and other Southern leaders be destroyed — and if that is done, it will only lead to new demands, perhaps to destroy the Jefferson Memorial because Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. And if that is done, no doubt there will be demands that the city of Washington be renamed, for the same reason.

In short, there is no stopping point, just unending strife as far out as the eye can see. And just what will that accomplish? It could ultimately accomplish the killer’s dream of racial polarization and violence.

Neither blacks nor whites will be better off if that happens. With all the very real problems in this society, can we really spare the time and the wasted energy of trying to refight a Civil War that ended before our great-grandparents were born?

The past is irrevocable. We cannot change the smallest detail of what some people did to other people after both have gone to their graves.

Meanwhile, the old South has already changed. There is no way that the South of the mid-twentieth century would have elected a woman of Indian ancestry to be governor of South Carolina or a man of Indian ancestry to be governor of Louisiana, much less have Southern states that voted for a black president of the United States.

Perhaps the strongest evidence of the changes is that the black migrations out of the South a hundred years ago have now reversed — with younger and better educated blacks leading the new migrations from the North to the South.

When people vote with their feet, that tells us a lot more than any polls.

If the past is out of our hands, what is in our hands today are the present and the future — and both have big challenges. Whatever policies or practices we consider need to be judged by their actual consequences, not by their rhetoric.

“Hate crime” laws are on some people’s agenda. But what will such laws actually accomplish? A murderer deserves the death penalty, whether he killed someone of a different race or killed his own twin brother. All that “hate crime” laws can do is provide the murderer’s lawyer with another ground on which to appeal the conviction or the sentence.

Trying to make up for the past with present-day benefits has a track record that shows many counterproductive consequences.

The federal government’s pressures against schools to not discipline so many black males is another “benefit” for blacks that is far from beneficial.

It means that a handful of hoodlums in a classroom can prevent all the other black children from getting a decent education, which may be their only chance for a decent life.

Another “benefit” for blacks that turns out not to be beneficial is giving the police orders to back off during ghetto riots. Whether in Baltimore recently or in Detroit back in the 1960s, the net result has been more people killed, most of them black, and a whole community put on the downward path of physical and social deterioration.

We need a lot more serious thinking about the present and the future, and a lot less time and energy spent on the past.

Source: Investor’s Business Daily:

SideBear: As unknown said above: The country has gone insane.

America, Like Greece, May End with a Lawless Whimper by Victor Davis Hanson

Barbarians at the gate usually don’t bring down once-successful civilizations. Nor does climate change. Even mass epidemics such as the plague that decimated sixth-century Byzantium do not necessarily destroy a culture.

Far more dangerous are institutionalized corruption, a lack of transparency, and creeping neglect of existing laws. All the German euros in the world will not save Greece if Greeks continue to dodge taxes, featherbed government, and see corruption as a business model. Even obeying so-called minor laws counts. It is no coincidence that a country where drivers routinely flout traffic laws and throw trash out the window is also a country that cooks its books and lies to its creditors. Everything from littering to speeding seems negotiable in Athens in a way not true of Munich, Zurich, or London. Mexico is a much naturally richer country than Greece. It is blessed with oil, precious minerals, fertile soils, long coastlines, and warm weather. Hundreds of thousands of Mexican citizens should not be voting with their feet to reject their homeland for the U.S.

But Mexico also continues to be a mess because police expect bribes, property rights are iffy, and government works only for those who pay kickbacks. The result is that only north, not south, of the U.S.-Mexico border can people expect upward mobility, clean water, adequate public safety, and reliable power. In much of the Middle East and Africa, tribalism and bribery, not meritocracy, determine who gets hired and fired, wins or loses a contract, or receives or goes without public services.

Americans, too, should worry about these age-old symptoms of internal decay. The frightening thing about disgraced IRS bureaucrat Lois Lerner’s knowledge of selective audits of groups on the basis of their politics is not just that she seemed to ignore it, but that she seemingly assumed no one would find out, or perhaps even mind. And she may well have been right. So far, no one at the IRS has shown much remorse for corrupting an honor-based system of tax compliance.

Illegal immigration has been a prominent subject in the news lately, between Donald Trump’s politically incorrect, imprecise, and crass stereotyping of illegal immigrants and the shocking murder of a young San Francisco woman gratuitously gunned down in public by a Mexican citizen who had been convicted of seven felonies in the United States and had been deported five times. But the subject of illegal immigration is, above all, a matter of law enforcement. Ultimately, no nation can continue to thrive if its government refuses to enforce its own laws. Liberal “sanctuary cities” such as San Francisco choose to ignore immigration laws. Imagine the outcry if a town in Utah or Montana arbitrarily declared that federal affirmative action or gay marriage laws were null and void within its municipal borders.

Once an immigrant has successfully broken the law by entering and residing in the U.S. illegally, there is little incentive for him to obey other laws. Increasing percentages of unnaturalized immigrants are not showing up for their immigration hearings – and those percentages are higher still for foreign nationals who have been charged with crimes.

The general public wonders why some are selectively exempt from following the law, but others are not. If federal immigration law does not apply to foreign nationals, why should building codes, zoning laws, or traffic statutes apply to U.S. citizens? Consider the immigration activists’ argument that immigration authorities should focus only on known felons and not those who only broke immigration law. This is akin to arguing that the IRS shouldn’t worry about whether everyday Americans pay their income taxes and should enforce the tax laws only against those with past instances of tax avoidance.

But why single out the poor and foreign-born? Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton once pocketed a $100,000 cattle-futures profit from a $1,000 investment, with help from an insider crony. A group of economists calculated the odds of such an unlikely return at one in 31 trillion. Clinton then trumped that windfall by failing to fully pay taxes on her commodities profits, only addressing that oversight years later. Why did Clinton, during her tenure as secretary of state, snub government protocols by using a private email account and a private server, and then permanently deleting any emails she felt were not government-related? Clinton long ago concluded that laws in her case were to be negotiated, not obeyed.

Ultimately, no nation can continue to thrive if its government refuses to enforce its own laws.

Source: National Review.com

The Confederate Flag Needs To Be Raised, Not Lowered, By Chuck Baldwin

Ladies and gentlemen, I submit that what we see happening in the United States today is an apt illustration of why the Confederate flag was raised in the first place. What we see materializing before our very eyes is tyranny: tyranny over the freedom of expression, tyranny over the freedom of association, tyranny over the freedom of speech, and tyranny over the freedom of conscience.

In 1864, Confederate General Patrick Cleburne warned his fellow southerners of the historical consequences should the South lose their war for independence. He was truly a prophet. He said if the South lost, “It means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy. That our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the war; will be impressed by all of the influences of History and Education to regard our gallant debt as traitors and our maimed veterans as fit subjects for derision.” No truer words were ever spoken.

History revisionists flooded America’s public schools with Northern propaganda about the people who attempted to secede from the United States, characterizing them as racists, extremists, radicals, hatemongers, traitors, etc. You know, the same way that people in our federal government and news media attempt to characterize Christians, patriots, war veterans, constitutionalists, et al. today.

Folks, please understand that the only people in 1861 who believed that states did NOT have the right to secede were Abraham Lincoln and his radical Republicans. To say that southern states did not have the right to secede from the United States is to say that the thirteen colonies did not have the right to secede from Great Britain. One cannot be right and the other wrong. If one is right, both are right. How can we celebrate our Declaration of Independence in 1776 and then turn around and condemn the Declaration of Independence of the Confederacy in 1861? Talk about hypocrisy!

In fact, southern states were not the only states that talked about secession. After the southern states seceded, the State of Maryland fully intended to join them. In September of 1861, Lincoln sent federal troops to the State capital and seized the legislature by force in order to prevent them from voting. Federal provost marshals stood guard at the polls and arrested Democrats and anyone else who believed in secession. A special furlough was granted to Maryland troops so they could go home and vote against secession. Judges who tried to inquire into the phony elections were arrested and thrown into military prisons. There is your great “emancipator,” folks.

And before the South seceded, several northern states had also threatened secession. Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island had threatened secession as far back as James Madison’s administration. In addition, the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware were threatening secession during the first half of the nineteenth century–long before the southern states even considered such a thing.

People say constantly that Lincoln “saved” the Union. Lincoln didn’t save the Union; he subjugated the Union. There is a huge difference. A union that is not voluntary is not a union. Does a man have a right to force a woman to marry him or to force a woman to stay married to him? In the eyes of God, a union of husband and wife is far superior to a union of states. If God recognizes the right of husbands and wives to separate (and He does), to try and suggest that states do not have the right to lawfully (under Natural and divine right) separate is the most preposterous proposition imaginable.

People say that Lincoln freed the slaves. Lincoln did NOT free a single slave. But what he did do was enslave free men. His so-called Emancipation Proclamation had NO AUTHORITY in the southern states, as they had separated into another country. Imagine a President today signing a proclamation to free folks in, say, China or Saudi Arabia. He would be laughed out of Washington. Lincoln had no authority over the Confederate States of America, and he knew it.

Do you not find it interesting that Lincoln’s proclamation did NOT free a single slave in the United States, the country in which he DID have authority? That’s right. The Emancipation Proclamation deliberately ignored slavery in the North. Do you not realize that when Lincoln signed his proclamation, there were over 300,000 slaveholders who were fighting in the Union army? Check it out.

One of those northern slaveholders was General (and later U.S. President) Ulysses S. Grant. In fact, he maintained possession of his slaves even after the War Between the States concluded. Recall that his counterpart, Confederate General Robert E. Lee, freed his slaves BEFORE hostilities between North and South ever broke out. When asked why he refused to free his slaves, Grant said, “Good help is hard to find these days.”

The institution of slavery did not end until the 13th Amendment was ratified on December 6, 1865.

Speaking of the 13th Amendment, did you know that Lincoln authored his own 13th Amendment? It is the only amendment to the Constitution ever proposed by a sitting U.S. President. Here is Lincoln’s proposed amendment: “No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give Congress the power to abolish or interfere within any state with the domestic institutions thereof, including that a person’s held to labor or service by laws of said State.”

You read it right. Lincoln proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution PRESERVING the institution of slavery. This proposed amendment was written in March of 1861, a month BEFORE the shots were fired at Fort Sumter, South Carolina.

The State of South Carolina was particularly incensed at the tariffs enacted in 1828 and 1832. The Tariff of 1828 was disdainfully called, “The Tariff of Abominations” by the State of South Carolina. Accordingly, the South Carolina legislature declared that the tariffs of 1828 and 1832 were “unauthorized by the constitution of the United States.”

Think, folks: why would the southern states secede from the Union over slavery when President Abraham Lincoln had offered an amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing the PRESERVATION of slavery? That makes no sense. If the issue was predominantly slavery, all the South needed to do was to go along with Lincoln, and his proposed 13th Amendment would have permanently preserved slavery among the southern (and northern) states. Does that sound like a body of people who were willing to lose hundreds of thousands of men on the battlefield over saving slavery? What nonsense!

The problem was Lincoln wanted the southern states to pay the Union a 40% tariff on their exports. The South considered this outrageous and refused to pay. By the time hostilities broke out in 1861, the South was paying up to, and perhaps exceeding, 70% of the nation’s taxes. Before the war, the South was very prosperous and productive. And Washington, D.C., kept raising the taxes and tariffs on them. You know, the way Washington, D.C., keeps raising the taxes on prosperous American citizens today.

This is much the same story of the way the colonies refused to pay the demanded tariffs of the British Crown–albeit the tariffs of the Crown were MUCH lower than those demanded by Lincoln. Lincoln’s proposed 13th Amendment was an attempt to entice the South into paying the tariffs by being willing to permanently ensconce the institution of slavery into the Constitution. AND THE SOUTH SAID NO!

In addition, the Congressional Record of the United States forever obliterates the notion that the North fought the War Between the States over slavery. Read it for yourself. This resolution was passed unanimously in the U.S. Congress on July 23, 1861, “The War is waged by the government of the United States not in the spirit of conquest or subjugation, nor for the purpose of overthrowing or interfering with the rights or institutions of the states, but to defend and protect the Union.”

What could be clearer? The U.S. Congress declared that the war against the South was NOT an attempt to overthrow or interfere with the “institutions” of the states, but to keep the Union intact (by force). The “institutions” implied most certainly included the institution of slavery.

Hear it loudly and clearly: Lincoln’s war against the South had NOTHING to do with ending slavery–so said the U.S. Congress by unanimous resolution in 1861.

Abraham Lincoln, himself, said it was NEVER his intention to end the institution of slavery. In a letter to Alexander Stevens who later became the Vice President of the Confederacy, Lincoln wrote this, “Do the people of the South really entertain fears that a Republican administration would directly, or indirectly, interfere with their slaves, or with them, about their slaves? If they do, I wish to assure you, as once a friend, and still, I hope, not an enemy, that there is no cause for such fears. The South would be in no more danger in this respect than it was in the days of Washington.”

Again, what could be clearer? Lincoln, himself, said the southern states had nothing to fear from him in regard to abolishing slavery.

Hear Lincoln again: “If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it.” He also said, “I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the states where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so and I have no inclination to do so.”

The idea that the Confederate flag (actually there were five of them) stood for racism, bigotry, hatred, and slavery is just so much hogwash. In fact, if one truly wants to discover who the racist was in 1861, just read the words of Mr. Lincoln.

On August 14, 1862, Abraham Lincoln invited a group of black people to the White House. In his address to them, he told them of his plans to colonize them all back to Africa. Listen to what he told these folks: “Why should the people of your race be colonized and where? Why should they leave this country? This is, perhaps, the first question for proper consideration. You and we are different races. We have between us a broader difference than exists between almost any other two races. Whether it is right or wrong I need not discuss; but this physical difference is a great disadvantage to us both, as I think. Your race suffers very greatly, many of them, by living among us, while ours suffers from your presence. In a word, we suffer on each side. If this is admitted, it affords a reason, at least, why we should be separated. You here are freemen, I suppose? Perhaps you have been long free, or all your lives. Your race is suffering, in my judgment, the greatest wrong inflicted on any people. But even when you cease to be slaves, you are yet far removed from being placed on an equality with the white race. The aspiration of men is to enjoy equality with the best when free, but on this broad continent not a single man of your race is made the equal of a single man of our race.”

Did you hear what Lincoln said? He said that black people would NEVER be equal with white people–even if they all obtained their freedom from slavery. If that isn’t a racist statement, I’ve never heard one.

Lincoln’s statement above is not isolated. In Charleston, Illinois, in 1858, Lincoln said in a speech, “I am not, nor have ever been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races. I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races from living together on social or political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white.”

Ladies and gentlemen, in his own words, Abraham Lincoln declared himself to be a white supremacist. Why don’t our history books and news media tell the American people the truth about Lincoln and about the War Between the States?

It’s simple: if people would study the meanings and history of the flag, symbols, and statues of the Confederacy and Confederate leaders, they might begin to awaken to the tyrannical policies of Washington, D.C., that precluded southern independence–policies that have only escalated since the defeat of the Confederacy–and they might have a notion to again resist.

By the time Lincoln penned his Emancipation Proclamation, the war had been going on for two years without resolution. In fact, the North was losing the war. Even though the South was outmanned and out-equipped, the genius of the southern generals and fighting acumen of the southern men had put the northern armies on their heels. Many people in the North never saw the legitimacy of Lincoln’s war in the first place, and many of them actively campaigned against it. These people were affectionately called “Copperheads” by people in the South.

I urge you to watch Ron Maxwell’s accurate depiction of those people in the North who favored the southern cause as depicted in his motion picture, “Copperhead.” For that matter, I consider his movie, “Gods And Generals” to be the greatest “Civil War” movie ever made. It is the most accurate and fairest depiction of Confederate General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson ever produced. In my opinion, actor Stephen Lang should have received an Oscar for his performance as General Jackson. But, can you imagine?

That’s another thing: the war fought from 1861 to 1865 was NOT a “civil war.” Civil war suggests two sides fighting for control of the same capital and country. The South didn’t want to take over Washington, D.C., no more than their forebears wanted to take over London. They wanted to separate from Washington, D.C., just as America’s Founding Fathers wanted to separate from Great Britain. The proper names for that war are either, “The War Between the States” or, “The War of Southern Independence,” or, more fittingly, “The War of Northern Aggression.”

Had the South wanted to take over Washington, D.C., they could have done so with the very first battle of the “Civil War.” When Lincoln ordered federal troops to invade Virginia in the First Battle of Manassas (called the “First Battle of Bull Run” by the North), Confederate troops sent the Yankees running for their lives all the way back to Washington. Had the Confederates pursued them, they could have easily taken the city of Washington, D.C., seized Abraham Lincoln, and perhaps ended the war before it really began. But General Beauregard and the others had no intention of fighting an aggressive war against the North. They merely wanted to defend the South against the aggression of the North.

In order to rally people in the North, Lincoln needed a moral crusade. That’s what his Emancipation Proclamation was all about. This explains why his proclamation was not penned until 1863, after two years of fruitless fighting. He was counting on people in the North to stop resisting his war against the South if they thought it was some kind of “holy” war. Plus, Lincoln was hoping that his proclamation would incite blacks in the South to insurrect against southern whites. If thousands of blacks would begin to wage war against their white neighbors, the fighting men of the southern armies would have to leave the battlefields and go home to defend their families. THIS NEVER HAPPENED.

Not only did blacks not riot against the whites of the south, many black men volunteered to fight alongside their white friends and neighbors in the Confederate army. Unlike the blacks in the North, who were conscripted by Lincoln and forced to fight in segregated units, thousands of blacks in the South fought of their own free will in a fully-integrated southern army. I bet your history book never told you about that.

If one wants to ban a racist flag, one would have to ban the British flag. Ships bearing the Union Jack shipped over 5 million African slaves to countries all over the world, including the British colonies in North America. Other slave ships flew the Dutch flag and the Portuguese flag and the Spanish flag, and, yes, the U.S. flag. But not one single slave ship flew the Confederate flag. NOT ONE!

By the time Lincoln launched his war against the southern states, slavery was already a dying institution. The entire country, including the South, recognized the moral evil of slavery and wanted it to end. Only a small fraction of southerners even owned slaves. The slave trade had ended in 1808, per the U.S. Constitution, and the practice of slavery was quickly dying, too. In another few years, with the advent of agricultural machinery, slavery would have ended peacefully–just like it had in England. It didn’t take a national war and the deaths of over a half million men to end slavery in Great Britain. America’s so-called “Civil War” was absolutely unnecessary. The greed of Lincoln’s radical Republicans in the North, combined with the cold, calloused heart of Lincoln himself is responsible for the tragedy of the “Civil War.”

And look at what is happening now: in one instant–after one deranged young man killed nine black people and who ostensibly photo-shopped a picture of himself with a Confederate flag–the entire political and media establishments in the country go on an all-out crusade to remove all semblances of the Confederacy. The speed in which all of this has happened suggests that this was a planned, orchestrated event by the Powers That Be (PTB). And is it a mere coincidence that this took place at the exact same time that the U.S. Supreme Court decided to legalize same-sex marriage? I think not.

The Confederate Battle Flag flies the Saint Andrews cross. Of course, Andrew was the first disciple of Jesus Christ, brother of Simon Peter, and Christian martyr who was crucified on an X-shaped cross at around the age of 90. Andrew is the patron saint of both Russia and Scotland.

In the 1800s, up to 75% of people in the South were either Scotch or Scotch-Irish. The Confederate Battle Flag is predicated on the national flag of Scotland. It is a symbol of the Christian faith and heritage of the Celtic race.

Pastor John Weaver rightly observed, “Even the Confederate States motto, ‘Deovendickia,’ (The Lord is our Vindicator), illustrates the sovereignty and the righteousness of God. The Saint Andrews cross is also known as the Greek letter CHIA (KEE) and has historically been used to represent Jesus Christ. Why do you think people write Merry X-mas, just to give you an illustration? The ‘X’ is the Greek letter CHIA and it has been historically used for Christ. Moreover, its importance was understood by educated and uneducated people alike. When an uneducated man, one that could not write, needed to sign his name please tell me what letter he made? An ‘X,’ why? Because he was saying I am taking an oath under God. I am recognizing the sovereignty of God, the providence of God and I am pledging my faith. May I tell you the Confederate Flag is indeed a Christian flag because it has the cross of Saint Andrew, who was a Christian martyr, and the letter ‘X’ has always been used to represent Christ, and to attack the flag is to deny the sovereignty, the majesty, and the might of the Lord Jesus Christ and his divine role in our history, culture, and life.”

Many of the facts that I reference in this column were included in a message delivered several years ago by Pastor John Weaver. I want to thank John for preaching such a powerful and needed message. Read or watch Pastor Weaver’s sermon “The Truth About The Confederate Battle Flag” here:

The Truth About The Confederate Battle Flag

Combine the current attacks against Biblical and traditional marriage, the attacks against all things Confederate, the attacks against all things Christian, and the attacks against all things constitutional and what we are witnessing is a heightened example of why the Confederate Battle Flag was created to begin with. Virtually every act of federal usurpation of liberty that we are witnessing today, and have been witnessing for much of the twentieth century, is the result of Lincoln’s war against the South. Truly, we are living in Lincoln’s America, not Washington and Jefferson’s America. Washington and Jefferson’s America died at Appomattox Court House in 1865.

Instead of lowering the Confederate flag, we should be raising it.