Pearl Harbor December 7 1941

“And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The LORD Is My Banner,”
Exodus 17:15

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DECEMBER 7, 1941
“. . .a date which will live in infamy. . .”

JAPANESE ATTACK PEARL HARBOR

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Text of FDR’s closing statements from this address appear below.
Video at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VqQAf74fsE

 

Flag and EagleGOD BLESS AMERICA!
TIMELINE PHOTOS

In the aftermath of the sneak attack on December 7, President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his radio address to the nation, reported 2086 United States Navy and Marine Officers and Men were killed and 749 wounded, and 194 Army Officers and Men killed and 360 wounded, at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese Navy attacked without warning – without a state of war existing between our nations – on December 7, 1941.

Following are a few photos and details on some of the ships that suffered major damage, and in the case of USS Arizona, the greatest loss of life.

https://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/g260000/g266626.jpgUSS Utah was the first ship hit and sunk.  Note the half-raised American Flag; the attack came at the raising of the Colors that Sunday morning.  A total loss, along with USS Arizona, she still lies in Pearl Harbor with 58 of her crew still “on-duty.”  For the text of the Oral History record of Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class Lee Soucy, of the Utah: http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq66-3a.htm

https://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/h50000/h50931.jpgForeground, left to right: USS Nevada, USS Arizona with USS Vestal outboard, USS Tennessee with USS West Virginia outboard, USS Maryland with USS Oklahoma outboard, USS Neosho and USS California.
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-pac/pearlhbr/pearlhbr.htm

[USS Nevada was among the ships sunk, but she was raised and repaired.  She returned to service in October, 1942.  My father, Seaman Second Class William Brooks Courtney, Jr., enlisted in February, 1942, at barely 18-years-old, and served on her through 7 major battles, from 1942, to February, 1945.]

 

Arizona Flag
Arizona State Flag
[Image:
www.amazon.com/Arizona-US-Flag-Polyester/dp/B0013C5SKG ]
USS Arizona‘s forward magazine explodes after a bomb pierced  the deck, instantly igniting aviation fuel and black powder.  This was the worst destruction from the attack.  1177 men died, many of them instantaneously from the enormous explosion.  The fire burned two-and-a-half-days!  The ship was a total loss and remains buried in the Harbor, along with many of the dead who could never be recovered; they are officially buried at sea.  [For more, see below.]
https://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/npswapa/gallery/albums/album13/PH23colorflames.htm
https://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/g10000/g19942.jpgPhoto: http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-pac/pearlhbr/pearlhbr.htm

 

USS Arizona Memorial

USS Arizona Memorial, built over the sunken hull of the battleship that remains the tomb of many of the 1177 members of her crew who died that day.  Those who survived have the right to choose interment inside the ship; rejoining their shipmates at the end of their lives.

“Crewmembers who were assigned to the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941, have the right to have their cremated remains interred inside the barbette of gun turret four by National Park Service divers. If you were a crewmember before that infamous day, you have the right to have your ashes scattered over the ship. In both cases, the common thread is that these men were at one time in their navy careers assigned to the USS Arizona. This policy is strictly enforced by the USS Arizona Reunion and Survivor Association. (In addition, any Pearl Harbor survivor can have their ashes scattered over the place in the harbor where their ship was located during the attack). On April 12, 1982, the ashes of retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Stanley M. Teslow were interred, becoming the first USS Arizona survivor to return to his ship. By mid 2006, 28 surviving crewmembers have rejoined their shipmates in simple and private ceremonies, complete with a two-bell ceremony from the Fleet Reserve Association; a rifle salute from the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps; and a benediction with the echo of Taps being played across the harbor. The services are conducted inside the memorial and consist of an invocation, funeral ceremony, and a flag presentation to the family. Following the ceremony, the urn is carried from the memorial to the dock area and presented to divers, who swim the urn into the open barbette of gun turret number four and proceed to a large open “slot” that measures approximately 6″ x 5′. The urn is placed into this slot and slides into the ship.”  http://www.nps.gov/valr/faqs.htm

For more details on the Arizona, and photos from the attack, see the National Park Service website: http://www.nps.gov/usar/index.htm

The USSARIZONA.ORG website is an excellent site for information on the Arizona and her crew.

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https://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/g10000/g19930.jpgUSS West Virginia took two bombs and two torpedos, and was sunk, but returned to service in July, 1944.
Photo:
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-pac/pearlhbr/pearlhbr.htm
https://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/h86000/h86118.jpgAlthough USS Shaw took three bombs, she returned to service in June, 1942.
Photo:
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-pac/pearlhbr/pearlhbr.htm

 

I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant…
Japan’s Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

Indeed you had, Admiral!!!

And, the American Flag still waves
over Hickam Field in the aftermath!!!

Photo: https://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/npswapa/gallery/albums/album13/PH17flagflies.htm

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IN MEMORIAM:

Who will go. Send me.With Gratitude for all who fought to defend our Fleet
at Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, December 7, 1941.

I don’t know the history of this monument, nor who took the photo.

But, for me,
it symbolizes
All
who courageously step-up
to serve
Our Nation under God,
and say,

Send me.

[The monument insignia says, “Special Forces Airborne.”  The inscription is from Isaiah 6:8]

Eagle.Flag 9.10.13Source not known.  I received it in an Email message.

RE: Photos with this source link: http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-pac/pearlhbr/pearlhbr.htm.  You can also find more photos with details of each image, overview of the attack and links to other pages on this webpage.  This is a very large website; for a longer overview and links, including oral histories, also see the site’s page at:  http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq66-1.htm

For an excellent blogsite on Naval Warfare and Naval History, with detailed biographies of our warships: http://navalwarfare.blogspot.com/2013_06_01_archive.html

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“…No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.
I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.
Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.
With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph — so help us God.
I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.”

Closing statements of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his “Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation,” December 8, 1941, to the Joint Session of Congress. http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/186485-pearl-harbor-address-to-the-nation-delivered-on-december-8

Itasca

Thanksgiving Day Proclamations

“And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The LORD Is My Banner,”
Exodus 17:15

[Note: I tried to publish this post on-time, but my internet connection refused to coöperate.  Hoping it will work when I click on the “Publish” button today!  Itasca]

THANKSGIVING DAY

November 28, 2013

“The First Thanksgiving”
Painting by J. L. G. Ferris, 1932
For a revealing Common Core Standards lesson “assessing” the historical value – or lack of it – of this painting, click here, and follow the links to see the whole lesson.

It is not merely for to-day, but for all time to come that we should perpetuate for our children’s children this great and free government, which we have enjoyed all our lives. –August 22, 1864 Speech to the One Hundred Sixty-sixth Ohio Regiment;
quote from:
http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/thanks.htm

On this Thanksgiving day, I’m thankful to God for His many blessings: His Love, Mercy, and Grace, and His Wonderful Gift of Salvation purchased by the shed Blood of Christ Jesus.

I’m thankful
for
Our Liberty under God
in this
Greatest Nation on the Face of Earth,
the United States of America!

I’m thankful for God’s stirring of the American Spirit in the hearts of all who love Him, and love America, to hear the ALARM:

America is in Grave Danger!!!

I’m thankful for every American and Resident Alien who dons the gauntlet joining the Great Cause to Save America for the 21st Century, and Beyond – should the LORD tarry.

All-over America, voices are calling our Fellow-Americans to study and learn the true foundation of America and of our United States Constitution.

I’m thankful that every day alarming facts escape the Mainstream Media’s Truth Blockade and the true state of Our Nation under God emerges.  Americans must first learn what is really happening before being moved to act.  We only know the tip of the ICEBERG and cannot even imagine what we don’t know, yet.

From the man occupying the Office of President of the United States who lies whenever it suits his collectivist/progressive agenda – among which the ObamaCare lies cannot be denied – to all the machinations of those furiously helping him build the control structure for tyranny.  As they try to get as much done as possible in fundamentally transforming America before enough Americans wake to the truth. 

And, cry,
NO MORE!!!

I’m thankful that the country is finally hearing the horrifying truth about Black American Youths “playing” the “Knock-out Game,” in brazen assaults on innocent, unsuspecting Americans of “other races.” If these facts along with the truth about Benghazi, Fast and Furious, six-month-long negotiations leading to capitulation to Iran’s nuclear weapons program, and many other acts are hidden from We the People, what else are they hiding, with the Media’s complicity?

The Obama Era is a
coup d’état
,
and
Our Free America
is losing the
Collectivist/Progressive War on Liberty,

because we’ve been
blinded by ignorance and lies!

When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty — to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocracy. –From the August 24, 1855 Letter to Joshua Speed;
quote from: http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/thanks.htm

But,
I’m thankful that
God is waking the Nation!

WE ARE RISING
to
STAND FOR FREEDOM
across AMERICA!!!

I’m thankful for all who stand and speak for Our Liberty under God, in whatever way they are able.

I’m thankful for the United States of America!!!

God Bless America!!!

In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Itasca Small

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The First
Presidential Proclamation
declaring a
National Day of
Thanksgiving

Excerpt from a brief history of Thanksgiving in America, on “George Washington’s Mount Vernon” website by Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association:

Since the settlement of the colonies, Americans were familiar with setting aside days of thanksgiving, prayer, and fasting in response to significant events. . . .

. . . . In 1789, Representative Elias Boudinot from New Jersey presented a resolution requesting that Congress persuade the now-President Washington to declare a thanksgiving observance in honor of the creation of the new United State Constitution. Congress agreed and passed the resolution creating a joint committee to make their request to the president.

Washington issued a proclamation on October 3, 1789, designating Thursday, November 26 as a national day of thanks. In his proclamation, Washington declared that the necessity for such a day sprung from the Almighty’s care of Americans prior to the Revolution, assistance to them in achieving independence, and help in establishing the constitutional government. Not ignoring the authority of state governments, Washington distributed his proclamation to the governors, requesting that they announce and observe the day within their states. Newspapers throughout the country subsequently published the proclamation and public celebrations were held. Washington himself marked the day by attending services at St. Paul’s Chapel in New York City, and by donating beer and food to imprisoned debtors in the city. Read more: http://www.mountvernon.org/educational-resources/encyclopedia/thanksgiving Read details of the debate leading to Congress’ resolution and other facts: http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/documents/thanksgiving-proclamation/

Thanksgiving Proclamation

Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789
By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.


Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favor, able interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other trangressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

Go. Washington

Proclamation text from: http://www.heritage.org/initiatives/first-principles/primary-sources/washingtons-thanksgiving-proclamation

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Presidents continued the practice of issuing Thanksgiving Proclamations, but on various dates in different months.  Until President Abraham Lincoln issued his proclamation exactly 74 years after Washington’s:

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.
Quoted from the Proclamation:

Washington, D.C.

October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln

William H. Seward, Secretary of State
From: http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/thanks.htm

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That is the issue that will continue in this country when these poor tongues of Judge Douglas and myself shall be silent. It is the eternal struggle between these two principles — right and wrong — throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time, and will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity and the other the divine right of kings. –October 15, 1858 Lincoln/Douglas Debate at Alton, Illinois.
From:
http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/quotes.htm

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75 Years Later:

Collectivist/Progressive
President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Attempts
Social/Economic Engineering

Changes
Thanksgiving

DIVIDES
OUR NATION

The following excerpt is from a short article on the history of Thanksgiving Day from 1863-1941:

For seventy-five years after President Lincoln issued his 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation for the “last Thursday in November,” all but two succeeding presidents honored the tradition established by President Washington. In 1865 and 1869, Presidents Johnson and Grant, respectively, chose a different Thursday. After that, every other president annually issued a Thanksgiving Proclamation, keeping with the last Thursday in November as the date. Keep in mind that the dating was a tradition, as was the Thanksgiving proclamation itself, in fact, and not a legal obligation by the president. Still, for a very long time the last Thursday had been proclaimed, and over time it bec[ame] an accepted fact to most. . . .
Read more: http://sharonlathanauthor.com/final-establishment-of-thanksgiving

America observed Thanksgiving Day on the last Thursday in November until 1939. Collectivist/Progressive President Franklin D. Roosevelt, viewing Thanksgiving only through his control mentality, was concerned for the economic aspects of the approaching Christmas shopping season.

He disregarded the true foundation and purpose of Thanksgiving in America: We the People, together as a nation observing a day set-aside to remember God’s Blessings and Providence and to offer Him our solemn thanksgiving.

Roosevelt agreed with retailers who thought Thanksgiving falling on the last day of the month before Christmas would cause the economy to suffer.  His Proclamation on October 31, moved it a week to the second-to-last Thursday in November – too short notice for Americans to spread the word, change plans and complete preparations across-the-country.  He and his economic advisors apparently either had no regard for the ripple-effects of his untimely declaration, or were ignorant of the Big Picture; as is the normal state of most collectivists.  Given their track record throughout the Great Depression of failed social and economic engineering, it isn’t surprising that the upheaval was for nought!  The extra shopping days did not boost sales!

For details of the confusion and division that ensued from this example of FDR’s attempts at “social and economic engineering”, also see the article referenced above, here.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s
Proclamation of October 31, 1939

http://i0.wp.com/sharonlathanauthor.com/wp-content/uploads/FDR-1939-proclamation.png

The national dispute culminated two years later, when Congress passed the following joint resolution, as amended by the Senate (copy follows, below), establishing Thanksgiving Day as the fourth Thursday in November – avoiding the occasional fifth Thursday in the month – and giving it new legal status as a Federal Holiday.  The president signed it into law on December 26, 1941.

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“The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy the gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people; then shall we both deserve and enjoy it.  While, on the other hand, if we are universally vicious and debauched in our manners, though the form of our Constitution carries the face of the most exalted freedom, we shall in reality be the most abject slaves.”  Samuel Adams

May we always remember – as One Nation truly under God – to Whom we offer Thanks; as we gather together with profound gratitude to Him for all the Myriad Blessings only He can count.  Itasca

John F Kennedy Nov 22 1963

“And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The LORD Is My Banner,”
Exodus 17:15

photo from: http://www.history.com/topics/john-f-kennedy/photos#john-f-kennedy

IN MEMORIAM

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy

November 22, 1963

[A video of President Kennedy’s funeral appears later on this page.  The following excerpt is from the Arlington National Cemetery official website, linked below.]

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy Gravesite

John F. Kennedy grave and eternal flame

The Eternal Flame over the grave of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

John F. Kennedy made his first formal visit to Arlington National Cemetery on Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1961, to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. At the conclusion of the ceremony President Kennedy spoke to more than 5,000 people gathered in the Memorial Amphitheater.

President Kennedy’s address began; “We meet in quiet commemoration of a historic day of peace. In an age that threatens the survival of freedom, we join together to honor those who made our freedom possible. … It is a tragic fact, that war still more destructive and still sanguinary followed [World War II]; that man’s capacity to devise new ways of killing his fellow men have far outstripped his capacity to live in peace with his fellow man.”

Eleven days prior to Kennedy’s assassination he returned to Arlington for the 1963 Armistice Day services. This time he did not address the crowd in the amphitheater.

On Nov. 22, 1963, while on a campaign trip to Dallas, President Kennedy was shot and killed.

There are only two U.S. presidents buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The other is William Howard Taft, who died in 1930.

Though Kennedy is buried at Arlington, at the time of his death, many believed that he would be buried in Brookline, Mass. Woodrow Wilson was the only other president besides Taft who had been buried outside of his native state and in the National Capital Region. President Wilson is buried at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. . . . .

Read more at:
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/visitorinformation/monumentmemorials/jfk.aspx
and, for an impressive tribute to President Kennedy, go to: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jfk.htm

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I do remember where I was when I heard President Kennedy had been shot.  I was in my high school Earth Science class.  I also remember seeing through the classroom window, Eagle Scout, Winslow Golly, Jr., who upon hearing the news, immediately left his classroom and went to the flagpole to lower our American Flag to half-staff.

Today’s broadcast media fare is replete with the history surrounding President Kennedy’s tenure in office at the helm of the United States of America, a servant of We the People, as it should be on the 50th Anniversary of that Dark and Evil Day in Dallas.

Photos: http://www.history.com/topics/john-f-kennedy/photos#john-f-kennedy

The assassination of John F. Kennedy, 35th president of our nation, moved me deeply.  It seemed surreal, like it couldn’t be true, but it was. . . .  My political alignment was meaningless in the reality that the president of my nation under God, had been brutally slain!  I mourned with my classmates, family, and friends, and with my fellow-Americans.

Our Girl Scout Troop, led by my mother, Sylvia Courtney, had plans for a weekend trip to Camp Maripai Girl Scout Camp; we were to leave our schools early ahead of the Friday traffic.  My mother wondered if she should cancel the trip because of the earth-shattering news, conflicting details of which were reported on radio and TV.  Consulting with parents, they all concluded that President Kennedy would not have wanted schoolgirls to cancel their trip.

We went, and we were completely cut-off from the rest of the world and the news until Sunday evening.  It was strange knowing what had happened, how important it was, and be miles from home and communications without knowing what was happening as our nation mourned with us.  We held a solemn service for the president with the first raising of the flag, and remembered him at each raising and retiring of it during our stay.

Our private news blackout was not mirrored in the rest of the country:

On November 22, 1963, at 12:40 p.m. CST — just 10 minutes after President Kennedy was shot — CBS broadcast the first nationwide TV news bulletin on the shooting. After that, all three television networks — CBS, NBC, and ABC — interrupted their regular programming to cover the assassination for four straight days. The JFK assassination was the longest uninterrupted news event on television until the coverage of the September 11 attacks in 2001.

From: http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/14/us/jfk-assassination-5-things/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

During the trip back home, we heard of Jack Ruby’s murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of the president, who was actually being held only for the murder of 39-year-old Officer J. D. Tippit; committed after Kennedy’s assassination, allegedly by Oswald as he left the Schoolbook Depository.  There were so many details being reported, it was hard to catch-up, and then to keep-up, with the news.  It still didn’t seem quite real.

I remember the funeral.  As I watched the following video today, the emotions rose once again.  I still will never forget tiny John-John’s Farewell Salute offered on his third birthday, as his father’s body was carried away before him and his sister, 6-year-old Caroline.

John F. Kennedy Jr. Saluting His Father at FuneralPhoto: http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-photo/rights-managed/BE023766/john-f-kennedy-jr-saluting-his-father
For this video and others offered at the end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiqrUMvxbbs
[For a shorter, much-clearer video that I could not embed here, covering Jackie Kennedy, Caroline, John-John, and additional aspects of the funeral, go to:
http://www.history.com/topics/caroline-kennedy/videos#world-mourns-john-f-kennedy ]

 

The eternal flame shines in the early morning light at the grave of John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, on the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's death. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Photo: http://news.yahoo.com/jfk-50th-nation-pauses-remember-lost-president-163142862.html

I found the Eternal Flame established at his gravesite, a fitting and thoughtful memorial to the president slain in my young lifetime.

The Flame reminds me that the American Spirit of Liberty has never been, nor will it ever be, quenched by mere earthly actions of Man!

Man cannot extinguish from the American Heart
– no matter where you find it on Earth –

God’s Gift:

Liberty’s Flame;
once-kindled,
it is

Eternal.

It burns in the
heart of
EVERY
American
.

And,
it burns in the
heart of
EVERYONE
on Earth
who yearns to be
Free,
as only God can free him,

and,
as only LIMITED government,
in a
Free Nation under God,
can guarantee him,
on Earth.

[For an article and video on John Connally, Jr.’s experience on the day his father and JFK were shot: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/state&id=9335166 ]

I remember the mood of the entire nation during the week following this terrible crime against not only President John F. Kennedy and Governor John Connally and their families, but also against We the People of the United States of America.

Photo: http://www.history.com/topics/john-f-kennedy/photos#john-f-kennedy

A darkness slammed down upon our nation when those shots were fired – no matter who pulled the trigger, or triggers.  Our daily lives were suddenly linked across the country with every other American,

as we mourned the violent murder of
John Fitzgerald Kennedy –
the
Death of OUR President:

Photo: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/visitorinformation/monumentmemorials/jfk.aspx

The somber mood was universal; it hung in the air like thick fog.  Risen from the shared grief, anger, and bewilderment of the American People, it gave our universe a feeling of being outside the normal perception of living Life.  Like a phase shift had displaced the whole, known world and set it out-of-sync.

Photo: http://www.history.com/topics/john-f-kennedy/photos#john-f-kennedy
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I know there have been other events in my lifetime that have heightened our unity as Americans regardless of politics, theology, and philosophy.  But, I’m only going to remind us of one other today: September 11, 2001, and, from my parents’, grandparents’, aunts and uncles’ lifetime, December 7, 1941.  The somber unity in the darkness of those days and their aftermath, also truly brought US together live through the horror,

AS
One Nation under God.

The JFK assassination was the longest uninterrupted news event on television until the coverage of the September 11 attacks in 2001.

From: http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/14/us/jfk-assassination-5-things/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

To borrow from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, I believe November, 22, 1963, and September 11, 2001, will each be “a date that will live in infamy,” along with December 7, 1941.

On each Infamous Day, America was invaded by that

Awful Darkness
Death
alone
can bring.

~

With 50 years now between that Black Friday in Dallas, and the Post-Constitutional America in which we now live, we can see with the clearness of hindsight, that, as were December 7, 1941, and September 11, 2001;

November 22, 1963
was a
sea-change
turning-point
in American History
!!!

The Collectivist/Progressives pressed their agenda forward” immediately, by the new president, Lyndon B. Johnson and his ilk in the United States Congress.  It gained a seminal boost from communist/marxists Saul Alinsky, and Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, who gave their fellow-radicals diabolical and effective instructions on how to “fundamentally transform America,” and,

DESTROY
OUR
Republic
and,
OUR
Liberty under GOD!

A transformation their ideological progeny – culminating with Barack Hussein Obama and his fellow-travellers – have implemented ever since.  As they relentlessly pursue their tyrannical, collectivist utopia.

Mr. Obama, indeed, openly promised to fundamentally transform America, in 2008, and is feverishly working to reach the Finish Line, as he and his fellow-Collectivists transform America into their vision of Collectivist Tyranny.  [See “WHO IS ObamaParts 1, 2, 3, and 4.  And, “Left Center Right.”]

The ensuing 50 years have brought us to a time of great peril to our UNIQUE and Great REPUBLIC, and the American Liberty our Founding Fathers established her to protect, with the Blessings and Providence of Almighty God.

May we see the 50th Anniversary of that terrible day in Dallas, 1963, as a DIRE WARNING; and awaken to revive our Liberty and restore our Constitution, as the Gift of God to a Free and God-fearing People.

“…if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray  and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14

~

BEFORE HE ENTER…

Photo: http://www.history.com/topics/john-f-kennedy/photos#john-f-kennedy

Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:–

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
United States Constitution. Article II. Section 1. Clause 8.

May we soon be Blessed by Almighty God to see and hear righteous Americans once again take this oath or affirmation, in the true and best interest of this,

Greatest Nation
upon the
Face of God’s Created Earth.

May we be used in God’s Plan and help to spread the word of how, with His Blessings and Providence,

WE CAN

SAVE AMERICA
and
OUR LIBERTY UNDER GOD
!!!

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Gettysburg Address 150 Years

“And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The LORD Is My Banner,”
Exodus 17:15

from National Park Service websiteA painting of Union Soldiers at Gettysburg
National Park Service

THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC
lyrics by Julia Ward Howe, 1861

First stanza

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord:
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He has loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.

Glory, glory hallelujah!
Glory, glory hallelujah!
Glory, glory hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

~

150 YEARS AGO TODAY
on
November 19, 1863

The
Soldier’s National Cemetery

at the
Gettysburg Battlefield
was dedicated

Park Visitors at Lincoln Speech MemorialPark visitors at the Lincoln Speech Memorial, Gettysburg National Military Park,
Pennsylvania

National Park Service

One hundred fifty years ago, the Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1-3, 1863, with General Robert E. Lee leading his defeated Confederates back toward Virginia on July 4.  23,000 Union soldiers lost their lives and 28,000 Confederate soldiers were killed, wounded, or missing in this one battle.

Penn. monument. GettysburgThe Pennsylvania Monument is inscribed with the names of all the Pennsylvanians who fought at Gettysburg
National Parks Service

The Battle of Gettysburg, along with the Battle of Vicksburg, which was also won on July 4 – the 87th birthday of the Declaration of Independence – turned the tide toward the eventual Union victory in 1865.

The Valley of Death and Devil's Den as viewed from the statue to General Warren on Little Round Top, 1910.The “Valley of Death” and Devil’s Den as viewed from the statue to General Warren on Little Round Top, 1910.
National Park Service

~

John Burns Monument at GettysburgJohn Burns An elderly resident [72 years old] of Gettysburg in 1863, this veteran of the War of 1812 took his musket and powder horn and walked out of town to fight beside Union troops on July 1, 1863. Wounded in the legs, he made his way home where he was left in peace by Confederate occupiers of the town. Burns became a national hero after the battle and was the first resident of the town that President Abraham Lincoln stated he wished to meet during his trip to dedicate the Soldiers’ National Cemetery that November.
National Park Service

At the cemetery’s dedication, President Abraham Lincoln followed the two-hour-long, featured speech of orator Edward Everett.  Having been asked for “a few appropriate remarks,” with just 272 words, spoken in two minutes, Lincoln’s speech immediately found a permanent place in American history (the full text appears below).  The two speakers commemorated the lives of the soldiers who fought and died there, dedicating their final resting place as one of the first national cemeteries in our nation.

Stone wall on Cemetery Ridge divides Union and Confederate MonumentsStone wall on Cemetery Ridge divides Union and Confederate Monuments
National Park Service

President Lincoln invoked the original words and ideals of the Declaration of Independence in commemorating the most important battle fought in the American Civil War.  He ended by declaring to the world,

“. . . that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.”

~

Now we are engaged in a new struggle to preserve this nation under God, against the forces imposing a fundamental transformation destroying our liberty while building a government designed to establish tyranny over the minds, bodies, and souls of all Americans.  They seek to enslave us and our posterity, using the evil “promise” of a fictitious, impossible “collective body.”

It is our noble and righteous task to thwart their plans by spreading truth to our Fellow-Americans by God’s gracious will; to renew that immortal Declaration of Independence and our Liberty under God, and to restore our Constitution and Bill of Rights toward a new birth of true American Freedom.  That, under God’s Providence, We the People shall revive:

our
government of the people, by the people, for the people
that it truly
shall not perish from the earth.

Eagle.Flag 9.10.13

 

~

GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
President Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863

“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.  Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.  We are met on a great battlefield of that war.  We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.  It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.  But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground.  The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.  The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.  It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.  It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us–that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion–that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.”

 Sunset at Gettysburg National Park Service

Sunset at Gettysburg
National Park Service

*  *  *  *  *

“The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy the gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people; then shall we both deserve and enjoy it.  While, on the other hand, if we are universally vicious and debauched in our manners, though the form of our Constitution carries the face of the most exalted freedom, we shall in reality be the most abject slaves.”    Samuel Adams

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[The first stanza and chorus of The Battle Hymn of the Republic also appear in the Poetry and Lyrics” Menu section at the top of every site page, or click here.  The full text of the Gettysburg Address is in the “Historical Documents” Menu section, or click here.]

WHO IS Obama Part 5 LIES|revised 11 11

“And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The LORD Is My Banner.”
Exodus 17:15

[NOTE: This Veteran’s Day Memoriam was added above the original Post, “WHO IS Obama, Part 5: LIES.”  It does appear after the XXX.]

“I attribute all the glory to a Supreme Being…
who was able by the humblest instruments…
to establish and secure the liberty and happiness
of these United States.”

George Washington

VETERAN’S DAY

NOVEMBER 11, 2013

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GOD BLESS OUR VETERANS

 

AS WE HONOR ALL WHO SERVE TODAY
and
ALL WHO HAVE EVER SERVED

THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

OUR
FREEDOM to EXERCISE
OUR
GOD-GIVEN RIGHTS:

LIFE
LIBERTY
and the
PURSUIT of HAPPINESS,

throughout the
HISTORY OF OUR
GREAT NATION
UNDER GOD

Among these brave Americans, I also acknowledge and honor all those I have personally known who have served to preserve my Freedom to exercise my Liberty under God:

WWI:
Grandfather

WWII:
Father, Uncles, Friends
and
Mother: a “Rosie the Riveter”

Korean Conflict:
Uncle, Friends

Viet Nam Conflict:
Brothers-in-law, Cousins, Classmates/Friends

Cold War:

Nephew, Cousins, Classmates/Friends

War on Terror:

Friends

I thank them all for the right that I still have to write and publish this website dedicated to the continued preservation of America and All for which She stands under God.

And, I humbly and gratefully thank God:
my Father, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit
through Whom They dwell within me.

“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I [The Lord] will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.”  2 Chronicles 7:14

X X X

[For background on Barack Obama and his fellow-collectivist/progressives, click on these links, “WHO IS Obama Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.“]

BARACK OBAMA
and
COLLECTIVIST/PROGRESSIVES

What are they doing to
Our Liberty under God?

THE LATEST REPORTS INCLUDE:

FEAR AND INTIMIDATION,
IN AMERICA!!!

“Extortion” is a new book by Peter Schweizer.  The author was on the Mark Levin Radio Show on November 6, 2013.  Rumors have been circulating of threats and intimidation causing otherwise stalwart Defenders of our Constitution to suddenly act against their well-known beliefs.  This author presents a dark picture of behind-the-scenes machinations that cause fear and compliance among politicians, businessmen and others, in the governance of our nation.

For a Hannity video about this book, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=43yxzQWuojc

Truman

[Thanks to FlyoverCulture.com for their terrific posters and for a very impressive website; at which you can find many quotes with videos!]

Until the majority of Americans learn the truth about collectivism and its radical proponents who call themselves, “progressives,” we will not be able to stop the Collectivist Freight Train taking us over the edge of the cliff into the Dark Abyss, and the beginning of a New Darker “Dark Ages.”

“Emotion is at the heart of progressive ideology.
Facts and reality are irrelevant.”

http://www.newswithviews.com/Coffman/mike145.htm

Mr. Obama repeatedly promised the American people:

“…if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.
If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.

“That means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”

On November 4, 2013, with a straight face, Mr. Obama used his Big Brother voice to inform We the People that all those recordings of him making these promises are not really what he said!  We are supposed to accept his latest version of his promise without question:

“If you had or have one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really like that plan, what we said was, you could keep it if hasn’t changed since the law’s passed.”

Regardless of the rest of his new spin on the subject, the only name for the latest statement is,

LIES!

 

Sowell 1

Where do lies originate?

“Jesus said to them,… Why do you not understand what I say?  It is because you cannot bear to hear my word…. You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires.  He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him.  When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.  But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me.”  John 8:42-45, ESV.

What are some of Big Brother Barack Obama’s other latest lies to the MILLIONS of Americans losing their plans and doctors due to cancellation or sky-high premiums and deductibles, and in many cases, inferior coverage?

The plans have to meet
“higher standards”
!!!

They’re requiring the insurance companies to sell us “better plans.”

I’m still having problems importing videos to this site, so for the rest of his “explanation,” please go to:  http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/11/05/obama-further-refines-you-can-keep-your-plan-pledge/

Democrat collectivist/progressives received their talking points to explain the new, “spun” versions of the now-infamous promises.  As reported by HotAir.com, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) assures us:

Well, as I understand it, you can keep it up to the time — and I hope this is correct, but this is what I’ve been told — up to the time the bill was enacted, and after that, it’s a different story.  That part of it, if true, was never made clear.

~

“If I ever vote for another unconstitutional law, I wish I may be shot.”
Congressman Davy Crockett

~

Who decides
if standards are,
“higher?”
Or,
that a plan is
“better?”

Big Brother Barack Hussein Obama and his fellow-radical progressives, of course!

Certainly not the individuals who have to pay the new exorbitant prices!

Just why are those prices rising so dramatically?

…a key part of the law is forcing insurers to offer an essential health benefits package, providing coverage in 10 categories. The list includes: ambulatory patient services; emergency services; hospitalization; maternity and newborn care; mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment; prescription drugs; rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices; laboratory services; preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management; and pediatric services, including oral and vision care.   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2013/10/30/obamas-pledge-that-no-one-will-take-away-your-health-plan/

It doesn’t matter if you are a man – or a woman beyond child-bearing age, single, or just not planning to conceive – you have to pay for a plan that includes maternity care!  [and I just learned that men must pay for gynecological care for their personal plans!!!]

You have to pay for the above coverages even if you know you will never use them!  Why?  To redistribute your money (private property) to pay for all of the other people in The Collective who will be using the services, regardless of their circumstances and mindset regarding personal responsibility!

“Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look upon it as a cow that they can milk. Only a handful see it for what it really is—the strong horse that pulls the whole cart.”  Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II

Free enterprise with limited governance!

 Thatcher

Collectivism UNDER tyrannical governance!

Our Constitution was NOT written to establish a Collective Body on the North American continent through redistribution of property by tyrannical government!!!  If it was, the American Colonies would not have fought the Revolutionary War against Britain’s King George III !

Collectivist/Progressive Barack Hussein Obama has repeatedly violated his oath as he defies that Constitution and We the People,

WHILE WE DO NOTHING
TO
IMPEACH HIM
!!!

“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”   Presidential Oath of Office

Sowell 2 

 ~

THE PROGRESSIVE MINDSET

“They most often have only a very distant relation with the observed fact.”

Psychiatrist Gustave Le Bon; The Group, 1895.

This post’s lead quote, the one here, and those following are from an excellent essay, “The Global Financial Death Spiral? Part VII–The Root of What’s Wrong — Progressivism,” Kristie Pelletier and Michael S. Coffman, Ph.D, October 22, 2013.  The whole essay says much more about progressivism and how progressives, such as the Obamas, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and their ilk, have brought America to the brink of the abyss.  Please read the essay at: http://www.newswithviews.com/Coffman/mike145.htm

“Le Bon found that the ideas and ‘opinions’ of those we now call progressives ‘take one and the same direction, and their conscious personality vanishes.  A collective mind is formed.’ (p 13) …”

“… they exhibit ‘impulsiveness, irritability, incapacity to reason, the absence of judgment and of [critical thinking], the exaggeration of the sentiments [emotions]…’ (p 20) Therefore, ‘they most often have only a very distant relation with the observed fact.’ (p 24) … In other words, what they imagine or think in their minds is reality to them. (p 40) That explains why they ‘exaggerate, affirm, resort to repetitions, and never attempt to prove anything by reasoning.’ Yet, it is usually based in emotions, likes and dislikes, not reality. That is why, for instance, they ignore overwhelming evidence that green energy doesn’t work and is failing disastrously in Europe.” (Emphases added.)

In the case of fascism and communism, it evolved into socialist tyranny. People are subjects of the government, rather than the government subject to the people.”

“The[y] control the curriculum in public education, the federal and most political bodies, most major media and a high percentage of federal and state judgeships. Most Americans under the age of 50 today were publically educated with curricula increasingly corrupted by socialist/progressive ideology. Therefore, their world view (their understanding of reality) is heavily influenced by socialist/progressive ideology. However, unlike true progressives, most Americans have the ability to reason and can eventually see the deficiencies and inconsistencies of socialism/progressivism. Generally, for the purpose of this discussion, these individuals are called liberals.”

“As explained in the book Plundered, How Progressive Ideology is Destroying America, progressive ideology controls much of our political, economic, judicial, educational and media institutions. America’s public education system churns out liberals with progressive dogma so deeply ingrained that most of the younger-than-50 crowd is imprinted with progressive ideology that forms their world view. Although liberals are not true progressives, they are programmed to think like progressives and literally can’t understand why progressivism is so dangerous.

“…they are all rooted in three underlying false beliefs: 1) given the chance, every person will do the right thing; 2) there is no such thing as sin or God; and 3) that government can fix every problem.”

“Progressives, while proposing ineffectual solutions, can’t look to God, because they have rejected the idea that God even exists. Therefore, their solutions usually end in disaster because they absolutely do not believe every person has a sin nature (human nature); including themselves. They insist that they don’t have a sin nature, so their own ideas become their god.”

~

This is why Christianity and Judeo-Christian values are being demonized and suppressed in America today!  Collectivist/progressives are their own god, and they – just as all who create false gods to worship have since Cain slew Abel in the Garden of Eden – seek to destroy all vestiges of the One True Creator God in our country!  They embrace any religious belief, including Islam, other named religions, and the secular humanist religion called “atheism,” worshiping any false god rather than the One Almighty God!

~ ~ ~

“Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character
increase as the importance of the position increases.”
Founding Father and Former President
John Adams

THE ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS

On April 26, 2013, a jury in South Bend, Indiana found that fraud put President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election. Two Democratic political operatives were convicted in the illegal scheme after only three hours of jury deliberations. They were found guilty on all counts.  Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/26/officials-found-guilty-in-obama-clinton-ballot-petition-fraud/#ixzz2SxY3qCjk

I do not believe that radical collectivist/progressive candidates, Obama and Clinton, were oblivious to the actions of their operatives. . .

~

Today, America is reeling from the impact of the Obama administration’s collectivist/progressive tactics as he and his fellow-radicals fundamentally transform America.  And, as much as I would like to deny the truth:

ObamaCare is working exactly as they planned!

“. . . the dynamic of radicalism in general and modern liberalism in particular is to shatter society.”  Robert H. Bork, “Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline,” 1996, p.296.

[See the excerpts from an article by Mr. Obama’s Columbia University classmate, Wayne Allyn Root, below, for a fascinating analysis of the Obama Agenda.]

Carson

The current state of the nation witnesses to the fact that Obamacare is NOT ALL they are doing to scuttle the American Ship of State.  The most recent, highly visible evidence of the truth includes the ObamaCare Debacle, as it follows closely on the heels of the false accusations and escalated fanatical demonization of the TEA Party and its work to RESTORE OUR CONSTITUTION, and Our Liberty under God that it was established to protect.

Mr. Obama and his fellow-travellers are blaming the TEA Party and Conservatives in general, for the PARTIAL federal government shutdown.

Now that America sees the truth about ObamaCare, perhaps more Americans will understand why the courageous Senators and Representatives who made a stand against further funding of the Debacle

were willing
to
FUND EVERY OTHER
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FUNCTION
in their principled opposition to
ObamaCare!

What is the TEA Party,
really?

TEA Party = Taxed Enough Already Party

Americans identifying with the TEA Party seek a return to Our Liberty under God, through restoration of our Constitution and the original intent of the Founding Fathers, rescue of American values and restoration of the Family.  Once accomplished, with the Blessings and Will of Almighty God, our nation will rebound from the downward plunge Mr. Obama and his fellow-radicals are deliberately causing.

The TEA Party and other Constitutional Conservatives are working hard to spread the word through education and participation,

to revive the
TRUTH
of
WHO WE ARE
and
WHAT MADE US
the
GREATEST NATION
EVER TO LIVE UPON EARTH!

EVERY AMERICAN AND RESIDENT ALIEN WHO LOVES AMERICA, OUR GOD-GIVEN RIGHTS AND LIBERTY, AND THE FREEDOM TO EXERCISE THEM AS ONE NATION UNDER GOD, IS WELCOME AT ANY TEA PARTY OR OTHER PATRIOTIC MEETING OR FUNCTION!!!  REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL AFFILIATION OR IDENTIFICATION!!!  REGARDLESS OF RACE, CREED, COLOR, ETHNICITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AND SO ON . . .

AMERICA,
WITH THE HELP AND BLESSINGS OF
GOD ALMIGHTY
WE MUST
SAVE OUR NATION!!!

FOR OURSELVES AND OUR POSTERITY!!!

AND FOR EVERY IMMIGRANT
YET TO COME TO AMERICA
FOR THE FREEDOM
FOR WHICH
SHE ONCE STOOD
WITHOUT QUESTION!!!

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.  He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I [The Lord] will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.”  2 Chronicles 7:14

“Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.”
General George Washington

NO, AMERICA:

 The TEA Party and Republicans
did NOT cause,
nor orchestrate,
the recent
PARTIAL
federal government shutdown!

NOR DID WE
DELIBERATELY CHOOSE
THE
MOST PAINFUL WAYS
TO
HURT
VETERANS
THEIR FAMILIES
AND
OTHER AMERICANS
BY ORDER OF
BARACK OBAMA’S
ADMINISTRATION!!!

TRUTH: The Senate and Mr. Obama refused to discuss signing-on to fund ALL of the federal government EXCEPT ObamaCare.

They further refused to discuss even delaying the individual mandate forcing all Americans to purchase health insurance, even though the employer mandate has been delayed for a year!  WHY?

The individual mandate is the critical driver behind data collection of all Americans’ private information, and control of our whole lives through control of that data and 1/6th of the nation’s economy.

And, thereby
control of every aspect of our lives
!!!

It was not the TEA Party nor the Republicans who refused to bend in their efforts to stop the inevitable ObamaCare “train wreck!”

Mr. Obama, the Democrat-controlled Senate, and RINOs such as John McCain (Republicans In Name Only), deliberately caused the shutdown by refusing to consider the multiple opportunities the Republicans gave them avoid it.

THE COLLECTIVIST/PROGRESSIVES DESTROYING OUR NATION WANTED THE SHUTDOWN – WHICH ACTUALLY ONLY AFFECTED JUST 17% OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!!!

It was obvious the Obama administration wanted the partial shutdown and even spent months wasting taxpayer monies preparing for it, in the sadistic plan to cause as much pain as possible for American Veterans and other Americans, in their selective and tyrannical closure and attempted closure of national monuments, parks, other federally-owned properties, and their refusal to pay death benefits to families of military servicemen killed in action during the shutdown, interference with disabled Veterans’ Benefits, and other unconscionable and unnecessary, arbitrary funding cuts.

Of all the unconscionable actions they committed,
in their hubris,
they even thought they could
CLOSE
THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
off the Florida Coast!

They wanted the shutdown in order to blame the TEA Party and Republicans for their own nefarious deeds.  And, many Americans who do not know the truth about Constitutional Conservatism fell for the ruse, believing the lies.

Their agenda drove their refusal to even consider nearly all of the Republican-passed House bills that would have funded specific programs Mr. Obama targeted for defunding in his deliberate campaign to inflict as much pain as possible upon that 17% of the government he selected for closure as “non-essential.”  Initially, they even refused to allow the states to fund tourist attractions such as the Grand Canyon.  Drivers could not even stop on the roadway to view the gigantic busts of four of our presidents on Mount Rushmore!

Praise the Lord for every courageous American who resisted being denied access to OPEN-AIR NATIONAL MONUMENTS AND PARKS!

It was not the TEA Party nor the Republican Party

who selectively picked those national monuments, parks, and our military veterans to arbitrarily and sadistically inflict as much pain as possible!

These events are glaring examples of the “ends justify the means” tactic laid-out in Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals,” and liberally employed by Mr. Obama and his ilk.  See “WHO IS Obama Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4,” for more on their radical philosophy and goals.

~

And, now, following close-on-the-heels of the shutdown,  the ObamaCare roll-out has proven to the REAL WORLD that Democrat Max Baucus, a principal in developing the content of the legislation, was absolutely correct, it is a train wreck!

But, for Mr. Obama and his fellow-conspirators it is a rip-roaring success!!!

For the majority of Americans, Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and those courageous patriots who joined them in the effort to save We the People from the ObamaCare debacle, have been vindicated!

However, Mr. Obama and his fellow-radicals WILL NEVER admit the truth.  As radical collectivist/progressives, they are incapable of caring just what a disaster it is!  In fact, they see the failures as leading more quickly to their ultimate goal:

A “single-payer” health care system run by the federal government.

They do not care that We the People are suffering,
and will continue to suffer even greater harm,
as they destroy our nation under God.

~ ~ ~

For two analyzes of the ObamaCare travesty, see: http://www.hannity.com/article/defending-the-indefensible/18259 and, http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/challenges-have-dogged-obamas-health-plan-since-2010/2013/11/02/453fba42-426b-11e3-a624-41d661b0bb78_story_3.html  or, if the long link fails, http://tinyurl.com/kr7nz6v

The Sean Hannity essay includes quoted material from the Post article, along with other information and commentary.  Of particular note, the excerpt below references a Wall Street Journal article from which Sean quoted extensively on his radio show on November 4.  [You must subscribe to the WSJ in order to read the article on their website.  You should be able to hear it on the radio show archives.]

Reportedly, advisers who knew better were concerned about Mr. Obama’s repeated claim discussed above, that, “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.  If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.”  The administration and Democrats in Congress knew this was not true and chose to perpetuate the lies in order to push the legislation through to passage, and continued lying thereafter, in order to assure their reelection.

In 2010, the administration projected that 51% of insurance plans would be cancelled by 2013, and they expected ALL to fail as ObamaCare takes further affect!

Mr. Obama, his administration, and the Congress were well-aware in 2010, that the grandfathering “fail-safe” was not going to protect millions of Americans from losing their plan and doctor!

Hannity says,

The Wall Street Journal provided similar insight over the weekend in crafting Obama’s now-infamous message of “if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it.” The WSJ writes, “One former senior administration official said that as the law was being crafted by the White House and lawmakers, some White House policy advisers objected to the breadth of Mr. Obama’s ‘keep your plan’ promise. They were overruled by political aides, the former official said. The White House said it was unaware of the objections.” Politics above reality.  http://www.hannity.com/article/defending-the-indefensible/18259

This excerpt is from the Washington Post article:

On Dec. 19, [2010] Obama met with roughly a dozen senior White House and HHS officials, including Sebelius. They discussed important policy issues, such as how to persuade more young, healthy Americans to sign up for insurance. But the president had a deeper message. The health-care law, he told the gathering, according to participants, was “the most important thing” in his presidency. “We’ve got to do it right.”  (Emphasis added.)  http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/challenges-have-dogged-obamas-health-plan-since-2010/2013/11/02/453fba42-426b-11e3-a624-41d661b0bb78_story_3.html  or, http://tinyurl.com/kr7nz6v

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THE TRUE GOAL BEHIND OBAMACARE

The emphasized portion, above, is critical to understanding the true purpose of the nationalization of health insurance in America.

Why is it okay for Mr. Obama to defy America, and the law as it still stands, BY USURPING POWER HE DOES NOT HAVE, TO MAKE MULTIPLE CHANGES TO IT?

“We must realize that there have been Hitlers and Lenins and Stalins and Caesars and Alexander the Greats throughout history. Why should we assume there are no such men today with perverted lusts for power?”  Gary Allen

Among those changes is his illegal gift to employers of a year’s “grace” period before he makes them comply with the employer mandate.

But, he absolutely refuses to give an inch on delaying the individual mandate, regardless of the debacle it is proving to be . . .

Even with this illegal gift, employers are reducing employees’ hours to part-time to avoid the mandate to provide insurance for all employees working 30 hours or more.  And, 77% of new jobs are part-time!

If the employers don’t have to provide insurance, but individuals are force to have it, and millions are losing it as of January 1, 2014 – with all existing private sector plans expected to be lost as the effects continue – then MILLIONS upon MILLIONS of Americans will be FORCED to obtain insurance policies through the federal government.

OH, that is, except for those businesses and unions that have been given WAIVERS and do not have to comply with the mandates!

It is “the most important thing” to Mr. Obama and his fellow-travellers, because as mentioned above, the individual mandate is intended as a data-collection tool for gathering Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” vision for a database of all personal information on every American as the base of complete collectivization of our nation under their god: the Collective Body.  [For more on progressive radicals, see “WHO IS Obama Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4]

Witness: the website was altered, before its attempted launch, to require those trying to sign-up to provide reams of personal information – in an unsecure environment! – before they could see details of the plan offered.  Who requires one’s life history, and that even before revealing the details of a product and its cost?  No one!!!  Except someone seeking to collect information over-and-above obtaining a sale. . .  It’s called an ulterior motive!

They know that gathering personal information purportedly to provide health care, is the gateway to all of our private details that are protected under the Fourth Amendment.

This massive database would be augmented with the intended data collection on all school children under the indoctrination tool, Common Core Standards Initiative!

[For those who are not yet familiar with Common Core, this excerpt is from  an article appearing as Breaking News on FoxNews.com, on November 6, 2013:

TEACHING MATERIALS ALIGNED WITH COMMON CORE, the controversial new national educational standards, are asking fifth-graders to edit such sentences as ‘The wants of an individual are less important than the well-being of the nation,’ raising concerns liberal politics are making their way into American classrooms.  (Emphasis added.)  See more outrageous examples at:  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/11/06/common-core-lessons-blasted-for-sneaking-politics-into-elementary-classrooms/?intcmp=trending

The red portion is classic collectivist propaganda and indoctrination for building The Collective!  The additional examples are more of the same philosophy and atheistic religious indoctrination.  Common Core MUST BE STOPPED!]

Government-controlled health care has been a major collectivist/progressive goal since formulation of their plan to transform America from freedom to tyranny a century ago!  The goal has been achieved in other nations, i.e. Canada, Great Britain, etc., and the radicals “smell the water,” thinking they’re “almost home,” as they see the possibility of achieving the ultimate “success” in America.

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Following are excerpts from Mr. Obama’s Columbia University classmate, Wayne Allyn Root’s October 21, 2013, article on the real purpose of ObamaCare.  The web page includes a video interview of Dr. Marc Siegel regarding insurance coverage details.  Please read the entire article at: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/10/21/why-obamacare-is-fantastic-success/

Why ObamaCare is a fantastic success

. . . I told them [the GOP] 5 years ago, 2 books ago, a national bestseller ago (“The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide“), and in hundreds of articles and commentaries, that ObamaCare was never meant to help America, or heal the sick, or lower healthcare costs, or lower the debt, or expand the economy.

The GOP needs to stop calling ObamaCare a “trainwreck.” That means it’s a mistake, or accident. That means it’s a gigantic flop, or failure. It’s NOT.

Message to the GOP: This isn’t a game. This isn’t tiddly-winks. This is a serious, purposeful attempt to highjack America and destroy capitalism. 

This is a brilliant, cynical, and purposeful attempt to damage the U.S. economy, kill jobs, and bring down capitalism. 

It’s not a failure, it’s Obama’s grand success. 

It’s not a “trainwreck,” ObamaCare is a suicide attack. He wants to hurt us, to bring us to our knees, to capitulate- so we agree under duress to accept big government.

Obama’s hero and mentor was Saul Alinsky — a radical Marxist intent on destroying capitalism. Alinksky’s stated advice was to call the other guy “a terrorist” to hide your own intentions. 

To scream that the other guy is “ruining America,” while you are the one actually plotting the destruction of America. To claim again and again…in every sentence of every speech…that you are “saving the middle class,” while you are busy wiping out the middle class.

The GOP is so stupid they can’t see it. There are no mistakes here. This is a planned purposeful attack. 

The tell-tale sign isn’t the disastrous start to ObamaCare. Or the devastating effect the new taxes are having on the economy. Or the death of full-time jobs. Or the overwhelming debt. Or the dramatic increases in health insurance rates. Or the 70% of doctors now thinking of retiring- bringing on a healthcare crisis of unimaginable proportions. Forget all that. 

The real sign that this is a purposeful attack upon capitalism is how many Obama administration members and Democratic Congressmen are openly calling Tea Party Republicans and anyone who wants to stop ObamaCare “terrorists.” . . .

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“I trust Providence will smile upon our efforts,
and establish us once more,
the inhabitants of a free and happy country.”

George Washington

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