He Gives Me The Reasons

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Back in the nineteen nineties a company I did business with invited me to visit their labs in New Jersey, I gladly accepted. I  landed at the Newark Airport a few miles outside of New York city. My host from Celanese met me at the airport. Jack was a native New Joisey guy. He loved the state and the area. Since I arrived in the mid-afternoon, he asked if I would like to tour New York City. I smilingly agreed. Jack drove me through the tunnel and around Manhattan Island. Being a Catholic, Jack asked us if I wanted to take a closer look at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. I eagerly accepted the offer. He pulled into a parking garage a half a block away from the church. The car was half off the street into the garage when he screeched the car to a halt.

“What’s wrong,” I asked? “

“Look at the prices.”

High above the garage door was a sign with the price list, parking for one half of an hour cost $20.

“How about if I let you off in front of the Cathedral and I’ll drive around the block until you have seen enough,” he said. “Those prices are too high even for me.”

Later that evening we dined in a restaurant atop the World Trade Center. I sat next to the window and looked down upon the Statue of Liberty. She was barely discernible from the height. For me, this was a huge thrill because it was the very first and only time I saw the Statue of Liberty in real-life. She looks so tiny from so high, but I could make out all her features and because it was near dusk I saw her torch burning brightly.

Years later, I was getting ready to visit my wife in the ICU at Christ Hospital when the phone rang. I picked it up to hear my son say, “Dad turn on the TV to channel 7, now.”

“Why?’

“A plane crashed into the World Trade Center,” he said, “do it before they take it off.”

I did as he asked and went into shock. A WTC tower was a blaze, and spewing huge volumes of black smoke against a sunny blue sky.

We talked about it for a while wondering how an accident of this magnitude could happen on such a crystal clear day. Then, we watched in horror as a another passenger jet crash into the second tower. That is when we realized that these were not accidents but deliberate attacks on our country.

My rage toward Muslims peaked after that attack. What did we do to these guys to deserve such an attack? Why do they hate us so? Frankly, twelve years later, I still don’t understand their problem. All I know is that we could not deliver enough hurt to satisfy my needs.

Slowly the story came out, and President Bush began explaining the problems he had with identifying a true enemy. He was ready to fight, but we didn’t know who to fight against. The enemy was not a discrete entity like it has been for centuries, it is a man on the street. He could be our neighbor or the nice guy running the restaurant in town. Congress struggled with the problem. The Commander-in-Chief needed new authority to go after the invisible enemy. Congress came up with the Patriot Act. We heard what it allowed the president to do, but no one really liked it because many of its features are in direct violation of the Constitution. Yet, we all wanted to hunt down the attackers and put them out of business. Congress passed the bill in spite of the violations. The argument that convinced me to accept this flawed law was that it would not be used against US citizens. The country allowed the Patriot act to pass although under great duress.

Another reaction to the attack invented the Department of Homeland Security. It seems our many bureaucratic departments like the CIA, FBI, State Department, and the Immigration never shared information and as such there were big holes in our security. It was my understanding the HLS came into existence to be the clearing house where all the departments that could not or would not share would funnel information and HLS would connect all the bad guys.

Today, I sit here wondering how in the hell do we get out of this mess? The first thing we should do is repeal the Patriot Act and go back to using the Constitution as the bulwark of all new laws. The second thing we must do is dismantle the Department Of Homeland Security. Why?

1. The Patriot Act has evolved into giving the Commander-in-Chief powers to indiscriminately kill US citizens whom he suspects are involved in acts of terror. That could be me folks. All he has to do is declare that he doesn’t like one of my posts and I’ll be hunted down by a drone and blasted into eternity by a rocket.

2. HLS has to go because they are preparing for war against the citizens of the USA. Why else would they be stock piling ammunition? Right now they have enough bullets to conduct a 30 year-long war that uses the same amount of bullets as the military did in Iraq and Afghanistan. That is a lot of target practice by a bunch of bureaucrats. What the heck is that all about?

Recently, a  friend called me a conspiratorialist (one who believes in government conspiracies) because of my extreme views on stuff about our can-do-no-wrong president. I am also considered a racist because I pick on a half black president. I do pick on him, and I do believe the government is conducting clandestine plots to transform America from a Constitutional Republic into a Dictatorship. If President “O” and his minions didn’t give me so many reasons of  concern I wouldn’t be thinking this way at all.

Thanks Australia? This Is Awesome

I received this today from my brother. It is written by a dentist in Australia. He characterizes the people of America better than most natural born citizens of America. He hit the nail on the head and I appreciate his words. I wish everyone in America thought this way. The problem with this essay is that it was not written by a dentist in Australia. The piece was written by one Peter Ferrara and published by the National Review on 25 September 2001. Why do people do what they do? Wasn’t this essay good enough to steal and give credit to the real author? Or did the original thief think that he could change the author and spread the story without being discovered?

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THANKS AUSTRALIA THIS IS AWESOME

 

Written by an Australian DentistTo Kill an American You probably missed this in the rush of news,but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published ina newspaper, an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, anyAmerican.

So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone

know what an American is . So they would know when they found one.

(Good one, mate!!!!)

‘An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish , Polish,

Russia or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian,

Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or

Afghan. An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot,

Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native

Americans. An American is Christian , or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist,

or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan.

The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them

chooses. An American is also free to believe in no religion.. For that he will

answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to

speak for the government and for God. 

An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world. 

The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence,

which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other

nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago,

Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their

country!

As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other

nation to the poor in Afghanistan.

The national symbol of America, The Statue of Liberty, welcomes your tired

and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless,

tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America. Some of them

were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11 , 2001 earning a

better life for their families. It’s been told that the World Trade Center victims

were from at least 30 different countries, cultures, and first languages, including

those that aided and abetted the terrorists.

So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo,

and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world.

But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself. Because Americans are not

a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the

human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere,

is an American.

Please keep this going!

Pass this around the World .

Then pass it around again.  It says it all, for all of us. 

Please do not just delete. 

Pass it on first. 

Thanks!

Make Him Stand in the Corner

I salute you, the Veterans of the US armed services. Regardless of your age, branch of service or duty, I thank you for keeping us protected and for marching into duty at the command of our country.

A dear friend of mine sent  these posters and I want to share them with you. They bring back many memories of my boyhood, when the United States was considered a great country, and our president did not fly around the world apologizing for our actions. Quite the opposite, it was the rest of the world that was thanking us and our service people for their sacrifice.

When ever we see Obama bowing and apologizing, we the people should make him stand in the corner and read the history of the American Revolution, Spanish-American war, WW I, WWII, the Korean police action, the Viet Nam war, the war to liberate Kuwait, the war to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and the war in Afghanistan to put down the Taliban. When he is done with the history lesson, I would make him watch videos of the Muslim hijacked airplanes crashing into the World Trade Center, and the Pentagon.

He needs to understand that the millions of US soldiers that died were not dying for gain in those countries, but rather for the liberation of Peoples from tyranny.  He needs to understand that the U.S.A. dropped the bomb on Japan, not to be mean, but to end a war that would have gone on for several more years at the expense of millions of more lives.

What Obama needs to apologize for, is duping the citizenry of this great country into believing his hope and change was something other than socialism.

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