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How Far We’ve Come

It’s 2013, a911nd today we now refer to the terrorist attacks of 2001 as “the first” 9/11 attacks.  No longer simply a time to mourn the innocent civilians murdered on that day, our chests tighten as we wonder what jihadists around the world will do today and every year on this 090913_al_benghazi_640day.  A year after the 2011 the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, we are no closer to truly exposing the betrayal and vast cover-up by President Obama and his administration.  And while they refused to react appropriately to that act of war, now they want to force our military to side with jihadists in another country’s civil war.  Today we’re broke and the world is a much more dangerous place for everyone except jihadists, mostly because political correctness deliberately obstructs our ability to deal with radical Islam.  Just look how far we’ve come.

Twelve years later, Islam is thriving because of the government’s consistent and stubborn refusal to name the enemy and stand against them.  What started with the seemingly compassionate tactic of winning “hearts and minds” (instead of winning wars) under Bush has ended with the Obama administration purging all references to jihad and radical Islam from its documentation.  For the sake of those (silent) moderate Muslims who are too terrified to speak or stand against the jihadists, all must cower and stand vulnerable to violent attacks.  The thought that standing openly against radical Islam, even if it means the temporary discomfort of profiling, would actually do the most to protect moderate Muslims and everyone else, is not allowed.

Our borders are more open than ever, our immigration laws deliberately unenforced, and immigration standards lowered to farcicality.  Boston was bombed by a radical jihadist who was admitted into the country by – at best – politically correct government bureaucrats who deliberately ignored specific warnings about him.  The TSA uselessly invades our privacy while doing nothing to actually reduce the likelihood of attacks to our airlines.  Perfectly willing to molest little old ladies, babies, children and pets, they refuse to canvas for actual likely suspects.

Nowadays plans to travel abroad must include ever more serious consideration for the violence in countries increasingly permeated by Islamists.  Today we cannot think of going to countries like Egypt, where once western tourists happily stood in awe of the great pyramids.  Countries like France, Germany and England are struggling with the violent fruits of their politically correct policies in dealing with Muslim immigrants who abuse women and children and execute violence on innocent civilians every chance they get.  England, once the most civilized country in the world, is now reckoning with beheadings in its streets in broad daylight.

Islam-will-dominateTwelve years after radical Islamists hijacked our planes to kill as many innocent civilians as possible, children in our schools are made to say Muslim prayers, don the hijab, and cater to prayer time for Muslims in order to “understand” a whitewashed version of Muslim religion and culture.  The truth about the omnipresent violence and intolerance of Islam is never to be spoken.  Meanwhile Christian prayer is banned those same schools, our public places are being stripped of any references to our moral foundation, the Ten Commandments, or other Judeo-Christian references.  Christians and Jews are violently persecuted by devoted Islamists all over the globe while left-wing pundits still call Islam the “religion of peace.”  And today in 2013, there is a Million Muslim March happening in Washington D.C. where Muslims are actually protesting being victimized.  We have truly tumbled deep into the rabbit hole.

Those who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan wonder (long since) what it was all for.  Because Bush’s policy of “winning hearts and minds” was the driving force for military action after our initial victory in Iraq in 2003, the rest of the war was executed not to win.  Our enemy is given more protection than our own warfighters whose hands are tied by absurd rules of engagement.  Now you have to be shot at twice and be able to confirm that the enemy has not put down his weapon after shooting before you can retaliate.  We have spent billions more than anything in Afghanistan is worth, and needlessly sacrificed our men and women while helping Afghanistan’s heroine trade to flourish.  And we now know that our soldiers may be deliberately sent to their deaths as happened in the case of Extortion 17.

Twelve years later, our own Department of Homeland “Security” proclaims that veterans who fought terrorists are the next likely terrorists, along Tea Partiers, abortion-opponents and anyone who believes in their right to defend themselves.  In a time of more violence than ever, our government is doing everything it can to disarm and stigmatize law-abiding citizens exercising their God-given right to bear arms.  The government is voluntarily impotent at protecting citizens from criminals and terrorists, and it doesn’t want us protecting ourselves either.

antiwarAnd who can forget that over a decade later peacenik nitwits old and young who flocked to anti-war and anti-Patriot-Act protests for eight years under Bush are trapped by their own fallacy that opposing President Obama (on war with Syria, or anything else) is racist.  At least Bush’s Patriot Act required a warrant and only monitored phone calls to and from known terrorists.  Now the NSA is spying on all of us without warrant for no reason except political disagreement.  NDAA proclaims you can be jailed indefinitely without trial, and narry a lefty protester in sight.  Now we know for sure – leftists don’t really oppose war, they don’t oppose spying, they don’t oppose assaults on our civil rights, they don’t believe in political dissent.  It’s all about opposing Republicans and conservatives.  No principle, no thought, just blind opposition.

Think what we could have done over twelve years with a dedicated, no-PC approach to stopping radical Islamist violence.  Think what violence could have been stopped, what radicals could have been deterred, had our representatives staunchly exposed the truth about Islamic jihadists.  What if they had greeted the whining question of anti-Bush pacifists, “Why do they hate us?” with the condescending ridicule it deserves?  This is not to suggest there is no room for hearts and minds.  However, you can’t appeal to radicals whose hearts and minds are set on violence and intolerance toward those who don’t believe as they do.  Unfortunately, they only respond to force.  We must have the fortitude to execute that force, and actually, if we stood strongly against these harbingers of war, violence, poverty and misery, we would win more hearts and minds.

We have Democrats and Republicans alike to thank for this sad state twelve years after “the first” 9-11 attacks.  Yet the incompetence and spinelessness in Washington has stimulated an awakening of patriots across the country who are rediscovering and returning to the principles on which our country was founded.  Not only that, they are waking to the urgency of action, abandoning the notion that we can go along with our lives, vote every four years and remain otherwise uninvolved.  Many are awakening to what that dedication of “our lives, our fortune, and our sacred honor,” really meant in our Declaration of Independence.  Now that we have seen the fruits of twelve years of political correctness in the face of violent, intolerant, radical Islam, this is more important than ever.

TeaPartyByFreedomFanThis blog is called Political Animal based on Aristotle’s words from The Politics: “Man is, by nature, a political animal.”  He meant that, especially because we are endowed with speech, it is part of our human nature to be keenly involved in the affairs of our polis, or city-state.  To not be politically involved, you were not fulfilling your human nature.  What is happening in our country is our responsibility.  We must rediscover our human nature as Aristotle and the ancient Greeks saw it.  Only that engagement will foment the big changes we need to change the out-of-control direction of our country.  Delve into the principles of the American Founding and stand, speak out, run for office, become a Political Animal.  If we don’t, we are condemned to whatever those who are politically engaged impose upon us.  Twelve years after September 11, 2001, we know where that leads.


Dear Gang of 8

There should be no discussion whatsoever about changing or amending immigration policy without first securing our border, enforcing current immigration law, and implementing E-verify.  The Boston Marathon bombing perfectly illustrates why we should insist that our borders be secured and our immigration policy vigorously enforced. Our borders are wide open and we all know it.  You have no idea who the millions of illegal immigrants in this country are:  You don’t know why they came, where they’ve been, what they bring with them.  You haven’t asked each and every one of them.  Our current immigration process does just that – so the United States knows that when an immigrant has become a citizen, his background has been checked for criminal records, his blood checked for communicable diseases, his financial records checked for stability, his knowledge of the country, its laws, and his reasons for being here committed to record.  My husband went through that process and became a citizen, it’s not that hard!

The millions who go through that process have declared that they want to be citizens and they obeyed our laws so that they too could be protected by those laws.  Many fled from countries where they didn’t have such protection.  The last idea our representatives should be entertaining is to pile millions of illegal immigrants – who didn’t want to bother with our legal process – on top of the millions who did.  This is already an overburdened process.  How much extra taxpayer funded staff will have to be added to field the paperwork of all the new Amnesty recipients?  How many legal immigrants’ cases will be slowed and pushed aside for illegals to get a cheap ticket at the front?  Why should law-breakers be rewarded?  Why should law-abiding legal immigrants be so slighted?

You should demand that every inch of our border is protected, fenced, surveiled and patrolled.  You should oppose illegal immigrants being given any tax-payer funded services or driver’s licenses which are magnets drawing them here.  You should demand the implementation of E-verify.  This obvious and peaceful solution will have illegals returning to their countries of origin on their own.  The interest of Big Businesses who want cheap labor are not more important than the safety of every citizen and the livelihoods of citizens out of work in Obama’s horrible economy.  You should demand the implementation of voter ID – stand against those who are nullifying the votes of legal citizens with their fraud.  Give these three to five years to work before discussing any Amnesty policy.

The anti-gun bill was killed this week.  People know that where crazy people commit mass shootings and crazy Jihadists commit mass bombings, we need to be able to protect ourselves every single day.  The best defense against both threats are law-abiding gun-owners exercising their right to bear arms, and the government and criminals shouldn’t be the only ones with guns.  Your Amnesty bill should fail for similar reasons because it’s not just terrorists that are a concern.  In my home of North Carolina there are dozens and dozens of crimes committed every month by illegal aliens.  They are drunk drivers, rapists, molesters, batterers and murderers.  We know about the government’s catch-and-release policy.  We know of all the criminals who were released, supposedly in preparation for Obama’s Sequestration.  The purpose of the government is to protect its citizens and part of that is securing our borders and enforcing the law.  It’s obvious, we all know it, every country does it and there’s nothing racially charged or unfair about it.  Stop the push for Amnesty!


Boston Terror and The Cover-Up President

The only thing more sickening than yesterday’s terrorist attack on Boston is Barak Obama’s response to it, and the knowledge that nothing will really be done unless it is despite this administration.  It was a terrorist attack regardless of who is responsible because the terror tactic of bombing – to maim and kill as many as possible – was used.  This is not jumping to conclusions as Obama told us we should not do, it is a factual description, one he himself could not bring himself to give yesterday.

It was over three hours from when the bombs went off before our President addressed the nation, mustering as much emotion as if he were folding socks.  Let me be clear.  We know what to expect from this excuse for a chief executive.  His response to terrorist Nadal Hassan’s massacre of unarmed men and women in a gun-free zone while screaming “Allahu Akhbar!!!” was to call it workplace violence.  He didn’t want us to jump to conclusions then either.  That was a terrorist attack by a Jihadist, a coward too gutless to meet our brave military on the field of battle.  That he is still awaiting trial is a national disgrace.

We got a similarly cold and monotone response to that preventable horror of Benghazi where our ambassador and the Americans defending him were brutally tortured and murdered, along with the empty promise that the perps would be brought to justice.  We’re still waiting.  The fact that some are entertaining the idea that Hilary Clinton could be the 2016 presidential nominee, blood freshly on her hands and arrogant in the face of questions rightly asked of her, is a testament not only to the newly titled “low-information voter,” but the deep extent of the media’s complicity.  Today’s voters wouldn’t be nearly so low-info if America’s so-called journalists would do their jobs: report and ask hard questions.  They are not doing so with regard to Boston either.  To them, Tea Partiers who commit no acts of violence are just as likely suspects as the Jihadists who always use terror.  This administration has been cultivating this belief system for many years now.  It is perfect Saul Alinsky.

Obama’s flimsy response to terror and violence shouldn’t be a surprise.  The college buddy of domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorn is quite comfortable with such tactics if they suit his revolutionary ends.  He had no chastisement for the property-destroying, flea-infested, anti-Semitic rapists of the Occupy movement.  He understood them.  He praised the violent and militant uprisings in Egypt that ousted our ally and peace-keeper with Israel, Mubarak.  He supported the violent and illegal overthrow of Qaddafi, now replaced by more militant extremists.  With such tendencies and sympathies, a stance against terror rings pretty hollow.

Further, Obama has given our enemies – the enemies of freedom worldwide who use terror tactics as a rule – weapons, tanks and planes.  He has invited the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood to the White House.  He has been silent on their crimes against humanity and those of their home countries, Islamic theocracies that condone the subjugation, mutilation, rape, and murder of women, children and gays.  And the media just cannot bring themselves to contrast his sidling up to these monsters while claiming support of gays in America.

What Saul Alinsky taught has chaos at its roots – cause chaos, destroy the system – any system (and any system thereafter – it is a game of perpetual uprising and demolition).   How do you do this in a country where the citizens revel in self-reliance, the rule of law, strength and success?  You destroy the basis of its strength, starting with the family unit.  You say all lifestyles are equal, abortion is a right and label anyone who thinks killing babies is wrong as an extremist.  You indoctrinate and control children through government schools – you tell parents it takes a village.  You bully and feminize the men who would otherwise lead – you do it in the name of faaaaaaairness.  You defame those with a higher faith so that others will not want to ascribe to faith, and they will be more easily controlled.  You undermine law enforcement so that people don’t trust cops and assume they are racist and corrupt.  You stigmatize the one set of heroes in the population who fights to protect the rest – the military.  You tell the people that returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are the most likely terrorists so that everyday citizens will fear them.  You don’t allow real terrorists to be called what they are.  You defend the most violent, racist, misogynistic, homophobic religion on the planet.  You call it a religion of peace. You repeal DADT and then anyone harassed or assaulted by his fellow soldier is just a homophobe whose career will soon be over.  You put women into combat units where the high standards will have to be lowered to accommodate them, and between the two policies you weaken and dilute  the greatest fighting force the world has ever seen.  Then you tell the people it is too dangerous for them to be able to defend themselves with guns.  You tell them they should give up that right.

And when a bomb hits, who will the people turn to?

Let me be clear.  The State, cold and detached much like Obama himself, will be there, dictating, with their press lapdogs telling you terrorism is over and the economy is swell.  They will tell you whom to suspect of violence – Tea Partiers who have no record of violence.  They will punish you for suspecting Jihadists and their long history of violence.

If we are able to pull through this, if we are able to turn this reality around, it won’t be because of any help from Obama and his administration – it will be in spite of them.  It will be because we replace them with better servants of the people.  Luckily we are still fighting to keep our Constitutional rights, to preserve life, marriage, family, our livelihoods, we still respect our veterans and law enforcement and we still look to them to protect us.  But we are fighting tooth and nail and the outcome is anything but certain.

In Boston yesterday, the emergency responders, law enforcement, the doctors and nurses treating the wounded, and the just-everyday-people who helped those in need, they are the silver rays in this dark scene.  Their existence is what shows us that our faith in humanity should still burn bright, that we must keep fighting.  My heart breaks for those who lost loved ones, for those who were wounded and suffered the trauma of this attack.  I am sick about it.  Boston is close to my heart.  It was where my mom and grandparents grew up, where my parents met, where my brother was born.  I’m glad it didn’t harm more people.  I’m praying for all those affected.  I’m praying for our country.

I have not lost faith in my fellows or humanity.  It is Obama and his administration (and its surrogate, the media) – from whom the rest of the country is supposed to take its cues – that has long since lost my faith.  I am hoping that more people are waking up and will help us fight this.  As events like the Hassan massacre and its anything-but-swift justice, the Benghazi attack and Obama’s cover-up, and now the Boston Marathon bombing take place, I hope more people will wake as we sound the alarm that tyranny has its hands around our collective throat and we must free ourselves before it is too late.


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