A Bewildered Citizen, speaks…!

A Bewildered Citizen, speaks…!

Samuel Adams“The true patriot therefore, will enquire into the causes of the fears and jealousies of his countrymen; and if he finds they are not groundless, he will be far from endeavoring to allay or stifle them: On the contrary, constrained by the Amor Patrai and from public views, he will by all proper means in his power foment and cherish them: He will, as far as he is able, keep the attention of this fellow citizens awake to their grievances; and not suffer them to be at rest, till the causes of their just complaints are removed…Samuel Adams (source: Essay in the Boston Gazette, 1771)

This powerful quote by Samuel Adams, as well as the inspiration from Lt. Col. Allen West Republic.com., that quite openly I had read in my “Reader’s section” that is an absolute must for me to be as impactful as possible, having now stated that I originally was treated to a fabulous article published by the aforementioned Allen West Republic, however in all due fairness I must mention one of my all time favorite sites compiled by Jerry “Mr. B” Broussard, What Did You Say?

For all of us who have not visited his site, the original title of the article was, “20 Items that Americans should be aware of…” which I will readily admit was funny, all the while being very sad, disheartening, bewildering, and true. Therefore, I decided immediately that I would proffer some in my space, albeit, I do have an extraordinary amount to say about these issues, moreover, I can add so much more. But first I would be indebted to everyone who could follow along for some Founder’s quotes. Which of course leads me straight away to Alexander Hamilton’s piece below:

“Some of the consequences of a dissolution of the Union, and the establishment of partial confederacies had been pointed out. He would add another of a most serious nature. Alliances will immediately be formed with different rival and hostile nations of Europe, [or the Middle East] who will foment disturbances among ourselves and make us parties to all their own quarrels. Foreign nations having American dominion are, and must be, jealous of us.  It had been said that respectability in the eyes of foreign nations was not the object at which we aimed; that the proper object of republican government was domestic tranquility and happiness. This was an ideal distinction. No government could give us tranquility and happiness at home which did not possess sufficient stability and strength to make us respectable abroad.” Alexander Hamilton (source: The Federalist Papers, 1787.)

Alex Hamilton 1I think that Mr. Hamilton is actually transcribing what many (or at least 50% of the USA population) may or must have been thinking. But please make no doubt about it whatsoever — Mr. Hamilton is explaining in detail what would happen to this country if we decided to throw up our arms and zealously screaming, “Enough is enough…We’re not going to take it” anymore.

Albeit with our current administration I think that there is plenty of evidence to show that someone named Obama would align with either the enemy he won’t publically identify or the one he currently sees as a vastly growing concern that something should have been dealt with — severely. I cannot help but be reminded of disturbances among ourselves and being deliberately forced into an enemies quarrels. But what indeed is inspiring about Mr. Hamilton is his acknowledgement of what the responsibility and proper object of republican government is — domestic tranquility and happiness.

“The true test of a good government is its aptitude and tendency to produce a good administration…” Alexander Hamilton (source: The Federalist Papers, 1787.)

I truly hope that you are able to see, understand, and feel what it is [common sense] a FFQFgood administration as compared to “whatever administration” Pres. Obama has managed to put together both legally yet more specifically, illegality. The only other question I have is when the Supreme Court or Members of Congress witness the President or anyone for that matter doing something that is clearly against the Constitution, isn’t is incumbent upon them to act?

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Does Barack Obama have a secret plan to change America?

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So one of the long-lasting questions that literally is asked almost daily is: Does Barackdivider-in-chief1 - Copy Obama have a secret plan to change America? We as you probably know well, believe that he does.

Furthermore, Dick Morris says he does — a stealth plan that he has already been implementing right under everyone’s noses that will put the Republican Party out of business as a major political force.

Morris, a former presidential adviser and strategist, argues in his just-released book Power Grab: Obama’s Dangerous Plan for a One-Party Nation that America truly is at a crossroads.

Everything that we as American citizens once took for granted, from our civil liberties to our system of checks and balances is now systematically being put into question by Barack Obama and his radical plan.

In this blockbuster book, Morris exposes Obama’s true agenda — to turn America into a banana republic ruled by one party.

For example, Morris reveals how Obama is secretly pushing legislation in different states that would effectively abolish the Electoral College — allowing liberal states to bind all their electoral votes together for the Democratic candidate.

Morris says that already 10 states with 170 electoral votes have signed on to Obama’s law!

With co-author Eileen McGann, Morris has written the most penetrating exposé of the Obama agenda, one that blows the lid off Obama’s secret strategy to downgrade and destroy the Republican Party as a great rival to the Democratic Party.

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Others have complained of Obama’s executive actions and abuses of power. But Morris goes beyond that to make a convincing case that Obama’s overarching strategy is one that ultimately grabs power from our traditional and bipartisan institutions in favor of a single party: his Democratic Party.

In essence, Obama wants to re-make America along the lines of a modern banana republic, an old-style Mexico where one party ruled by fiat.

According to Morris and McGann, Obama has instituted his plan by:

• Pushing radical immigration plans that will tip the delicate political balance in favor of the Democrats in crucial states and in national elections
• Implementing the biggest power grab of all, ObamaCare — the law that means anything supporters say it does
• Using this new “health” law to help create a permanent government recipient class who will vote Democratic time and again
• Gaining federal control over state-run education systems using the Common Core curriculum
• Asserting more control over private business by granting the EPA global governance in the name of climate change, affecting every aspect of our lives
• Blocking energy independence, thereby slowing economic growth and breeding more Emblem_of_the_United_Nations.svg (1)dependency
• Gutting welfare reform and keeping millions on the dole
• Turning over regulation of the Internet to the United Nations

The authors write: “Obama is a left-wing president who is desperately determined to impose his radical agenda to transform our democratic government and free market economy into his socialist-style ideal before leaving office in 2016. He’s a president who is obsessively fixated on keeping the left in permanent power by turning our two-party system into a one-party monopoly.”

Ben Carson, one of America’s most respected commentators, recently read Dick Morris’ powerful exposé of Barack Obama — “Power Grab: Obama’s Dangerous Plan for a One-Party Nation.”

Here’s what Ben Carson said about “Power Grab”: “I read ‘Power Grab’ and couldn’t put it down. Dick Morris thoroughly reveals President Obama’s hidden agenda.”

He then added: “This book is a must-read for all Americans.”

He is close to achieving his goal, Morris claims.

Only you can stop him.

So for those who believe what most experts are saying; furthermore, have seen and experienced enough of what one man can do, let’s stop him by attacking his amnesty programs, welfare reforms, constant limitless assaults on America’s system of entitlements for starters. Congress needs a backbone that is for certain — therefore, let’s get radical with our paid and that, very nicely employees — the United States Congress.

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Immigrant Heritage Month

white houseAs we approach the end of Immigrant Heritage Month, the celebration of our nation’s diverse, rich history and the global influences that make it so, I reflect on my family’s own journey from Poland. I recalled the stories passed on to me at an early age, and the incredible sense of gratefulness to this nation for accepting us with open arms. Lady Liberty’s embrace upon the immigrant, I began to notice, had frequently instilled very strong patriotic emotions in these new Americans for their new home. In my family’s case, like many other immigrants, a short history easily explains why.

First and foremost this author is recalling the stories passed on to him at an early age. Secondly, he remembers a sense of gratefulness to this nation for accepting his family with open arms. However, let me ask you: “Do you feel Lady Liberty’s embrace, or the patriotic emotions of any new Americans? Moreover, this attitude that he has is inspirational and powerful, yet I wonder if there exists a new immigrant today that still has this type of recollection. Now on with his story…

The year was 1968. Poland was fully engulfed in the Soviet Union’s sphere of influence,StatueOfLiberty4 and communism was being force-fed fed upon the Polish people through a puppet government. The Poles did not embrace communism, did not want it, and ultimately did not tolerate it. Although the seeds for the now famous Solidarity Movement that was formed about 10 years later were sown at this time and change was on the horizon.

As for me I understand this as you should as well. In 1968 the Soviet Union was forcing their style of living on the Poles. Today I see this exact same behavior in our Congressional officials, Cabinet officers, and much to my chagrin, within the White House most of all. To listen to this man, Barack Obama, tell us that he is in the process of winding down as POTUS, I ask anyone, please share with us what it is that you need winding down from?

Tsar-BombLet’s see — could it be the nuclear talks with Iran? Oh c’mon man, when it is all done we all know that all of American assets will be fitting neatly within the crosshairs of their sights. Maybe (with enormous amounts of laughter) you’ve discovered a way to give less in the form of entitlements? Or just say it Obama, you are scared breathless of ISL.

Thus, when all my high school friends were considering colleges, I felt a strong desire to give back to the country that had given my family everything we had. Rather than moving on to university, I chose instead to enlist in the United States Army. This today is a noble notion, albeit I don’t feel or see this nearly as much as it is heralded to be.

In the case of Polish Americans, we have had a long-standing tradition of serving this nation from its earliest years. During the Revolutionary War, heroes such as Casimir Pulaski and General Tadeusz Kosciuszko stand out. Kosciusko, who is a distant relative of mine, best known for designing the entire defensive structure at the United States Military Academy, West Point, and Pulaski was dubbed the “father of the American Cavalry.”

Immigrant Heritage Month gives us an opportunity to recognize the stories and contributions from those who came to make this country great in their own way. Let us not forget that one of those ways represents among the highest possible patriotic callings, to serve in our nation’s Armed Forces. It does indeed; however, given today’s hand opened America I believe that there is far, far less of it going on.

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The United States Supreme Court

350px-Supreme_Court_US_2010Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.

The outcome is the culmination of two decades of Supreme Court litigation over marriage, and gay rights generally.

This is in one of two astronomical decisions mandated by the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) in as many days. There are fundamental problems with the language used within the course of a piece of legislation that have got the Supreme Court Justices’ just floundering, as if they did not know their own language, simply acting on nuances as well as the context by which regular words are used. In an example I encourage everyone to read the decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts on the notion of the possession of state rights versus central government rights.

And yet today we have the exact same dilemma poring over these SCOTUS justices albeit fundamentally different. Within the context of same-sex marriage it is a must to look at the arrival of the initial problem, which is sexual orientation.

And here we go — in one way or another everything about same sex-marriage, LGBT community, the entire newness of sexual changes for children and adolescents, and the entire lobbyist’s that cuddle them ever so nuturistically, is based on one document — that has never been analyzed, critically examined, or even checked for the authoritarian, academic, and/or defined by the medical community.

Nonetheless we have arrived at a community that is now making laws, as well as other promiscuous decisions about what on earth “Sexual Orientation” means. If by happenstance one does wonder upon the definition of sexual orientation what it will say is that there are no medical, psychological, or psychiatric conditions known to humankind that would be able to influence their conclusions — which will not support of deny causality for one living the homosexual life. The direction of one’s sexual interest toward members of the same, opposite, or both sexes, especially a direction seen to be dictated by physiologic rather than sociologic forces. Replaces sexual preference in most contemporary uses.

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, just as he did in the court’s previous three major gay rights cases dating back to 1996. It came on the anniversary of two of those earlier decisions.

“No union is more profound than marriage,” Kennedy wrote, joined by the court’s four more liberal justices.

The ruling will not take effect immediately because the court gives the losing side roughly700_lambley-8 three weeks to ask for reconsideration. But some state officials and county clerks might decide there is little risk in issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

The cases before the court involved laws from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee that define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Those states have not allowed same-sex couples to marry within their borders and they also have refused to recognize valid marriages from elsewhere.

Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

The decision in United States v. Windsor did not address the validity of state marriage bans, but courts across the country, with few exceptions, said its logic compelled them to invalidate state laws that prohibited gay and lesbian couples from marrying.

The number of states allowing same-sex marriage has grown rapidly. As recently as October, just over one-third of the states permitted same-sex marriage. (Please tell me that it is not this number that has any significance!)

700_lambley-salvia-sclareaThere are an estimated 390,000 married same-sex couples in the United States, according to UCLA’s Williams Institute, which tracks the demographics of gay and lesbian Americans. Another 70,000 couples living in states that do not currently permit them to wed would get married in the next three years, the institute says. Roughly 1 million same-sex couples, married and unmarried, live together in the United States, the institute says.

Okay then do the math: Variables, 390,000 same-sex couples married now; add whatever…to get to roughly 1 million great. Right now there exists 4.8 million married couples which illustrates that currently  less than one percent of married folks are indeed same-sex. Furthermore, the population of the US is estimated to be 320 million; therefore, the percentile of same-sex married folks being less that one percentile NOW creates less than one third of population of USA. Meaning (0.003%).

The Obama administration backed the right of same-sex couples to marry. The Justice Department’s decision to stop defending the federal anti-marriage law in 2011 was an important moment for gay rights and President Barack Obama declared his support for same-sex marriage in 2012.

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Who knows what (SCOTUS) is afraid of…but something is definitely frightening the Justices…

Who knows what their (SCOTUS) afraid of…but something is definitely frightening the Justices…

scotus_062215gn5Republicans are slamming the Supreme Court for upholding ObamaCare subsidies, questioning the logic that Chief Justice John Roberts and the majority used to spare the healthcare law from a devastating defeat.

“They deserve an Olympic medal for the legal gymnastics,” Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, told The Hill. The 6-3 ruling on Thursday in King v. Burwell maintains the power of the federal government to distribute insurance subsidies under ObamaCare. The majority held that the phrase “established by the state” was not intended to limit the subsidies to states that created their own insurance marketplaces, calling that interpretation of the law “implausible.”

scaliaantonin_041714gettyWith the Roberts court ruling in favor of ObamaCare for the second time in three years, some Republicans reacted with anger to the decision, echoing the blistering dissent of Justice Antonin Scalia. The ruling is “an out-of-control act of judicial tyranny,” said presidential hopeful and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

“Our Founding Fathers didn’t create a ‘do-over’ provision in our Constitution that allows unelected Supreme Court justices the power to circumvent Congress and rewrite bad laws,” Huckabee said. “The Supreme Court cannot legislate from the bench, ignore the Constitution and pass a multi-trillion dollar ‘fix’ to ObamaCare simply because Congress misread what the states would actually do.” Or was it the Supreme Court and in particular, Chief Justice John Roberts who put the ‘fix’ on the language within the law?

Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) called the decision “judicial activism, plain and simple,” blasting the justices as “robed Houdini’s” who “transmogrified a ‘federal exchange’ into an exchange ‘established by the State.’ ” He said that any Republican running for president that isn’t fully committed to fully repealing the law “should step aside.”

“For nakedly political reasons, the Supreme Court willfully ignored the words that Congress wrote, and instead read into the law their preferred policy outcome,” Cruz said. “These judges have joined with President Obama in harming millions of Americans. Unelected judges have once again become legislators, and bad ones at that. They are lawless, and they hide their prevarication in legalese. Our government was designed to be one of laws, not of men, and this transparent distortion is disgraceful.” If anyone is having a problem with this we call is the “Usurpation of Politics” as easily found in the Fourteenth Amendment or simply type into our sites search box.

On Thursday, the justices in a 6-3 ruling affirmed that more than 6 million people in 34350px-Supreme_Court_US_2010 states can continue to receive federal subsidies to purchase healthcare plans under the Affordable Care Act. Had the justices ruled in favor of the conservative plaintiffs, many believe the state healthcare markets would have been sent into a death spiral.

Conservative Chief Justice John Roberts said in his majority opinion that this couldn’t have been the intent of Congress when it wrote the law. The King v. Burwell decision was the biggest legal threat to the law since the Supreme Court’s ruling three years ago that it was constitutional. Why and how? Simply because you and you alone made it constitutional Mr. Robert’s in you 5-4 ruling.

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Are You at that Point..?

eagle with flag design on wingsI have officially reached that point in my life when the Progressives — if they had anything worth hearing, I probably wouldn’t bother. I have reached that point in my understanding of political means that there are some, or, most people who will cash in on anything — good for America or bad for America…right Barack Obama? Something I thought I would never admit to but I am placed in a position where I must, for my own dignity — that the current sitting president is without question a racist.

The IRS watchdog investigating the disappearance of Lois Lerner’s emails has concluded that there could be as many as 24,000 missing emails, according to written congressional testimony obtained by CNN.

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Russell George and his deputy, Timothy Camus, will tell the House Oversight Committee on Thursday that their investigation was able to recover more than 1,000 emails the IRS did not turn over to Congress, according to the written testimony.

Lerner was the Internal Revenue Service official at the center of allegations that the agencyShowCover targeted tea party groups applying for nonprofit status. Congress requested Lerner’s emails from the IRS and agency officials told lawmakers an unknown number of emails had been lost when Lerner’s computer crashed.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia has notified House Speaker John Boehner that it won’t bring contempt of Congress charges against Lois Lerner, former Internal Revenue Service official who asserted her right to decline to answer questions during a congressional hearing.

The letter from the U.S. Attorney’s Office only applies to the contempt issue. The ongoing Justice Department probe continues to look into possible wrongdoing in the IRS targeting of conservative and other groups. Law enforcement sources have said that probe hasn’t yielded evidence to warrant charges, but the case remains open.

Former U.S. Attorney Ron Machen left office on Tuesday and he sent the letter before leaving.
An attorney for Lerner said his client was pleased the matter is resolved.

“We are gratified but not surprised by today’s news,” said William W. Taylor III in a statement. “Anyone who takes a serious and impartial look at this issue would conclude that Ms. Lerner did not waive her Fifth Amendment rights.” Everyone hear that? One cannot evoke one’s 5th Amendment rights, and yet proceed in testifying.

irs-logo“Prior to our investigation and our efforts to recover Ms. Lerner’s missing e-mails; the IRS did not search for, review or examine the two separate sources of backup tapes, the server hard drives, or the loaner laptops that ultimately produced new, previously undisclosed e-mails,” according to the testimony.

Thursday’s hearing will focus in part on why the IRS did not search through those additional sources, a senior committee aide said. (It is believed that they main have learned new ways with all credit going to Mrs. Clinton.

Lawmakers will also work to establish a clear timeline of events starting when President Barack Obama said in February 2014 that the IRS scandal did not have “even a smidgen of corruption.”

The committee wants to know what IRS Commissioner John Koskinen knew and when, the aide said. The inspector general’s testimony said the more than 400 backup tapes most likely to have contained the missing emails were erased in March 2014 — a month after the IRS realized it was missing some of Lerner’s emails.

But the independent investigation “did not uncover evidence that the erasure was done … to destroy evidence or conceal information from Congress,” according to the written testimony. The inspector general is wrapping up the investigation and noted there’s a “remote possibility” that they may find additional emails, according to the testimony. Camus said previously that officials are examining the possibility of criminal activity. (Gee! You Reckon?)

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It is time to eliminate DHS

DHSAfter the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack, President George W. Bush rightly resisted Congress’ urge to create a new federal department charged with the homeland security mission. Bush believed the federal government could protect America with a strong homeland security council managed by the White House, similar to the National Security Council. Following relentless pressure, he acquiesced and the federal government gave birth to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on March 1, 2003.

The new department largely consists of agencies and offices pulled from other existing cabinet departments. After twelve years of mediocre-to-poor operations and countless scandals, it is clear President Bush’s initial instinct was right. The core functions overseen by DHS can be managed more effectively elsewhere, especially where territorial battles undermine operational efficacy.

It is time to eliminate DHS and put the various components where they are a better fit. Eliminating DHS would result in annual fiscal savings of more than $2.5 billion, with 4,000 fewer employees. Those reductions, however, only represent part of the rationale for eliminating DHS. The other reasons to do so are that DHS is riddled with performance inefficiencies and that its existence creates inefficiencies in other federal entities due to the need to coordinate across organizational boundaries. America can’t afford more of the same as terrorist threats reemerge.

With a new President getting elected in a year-and-a-half, starting this discussion now hopefully will spur proponents and opponents to enter the fray, and help presidential candidates to think about how they might more efficiently and effectively protect America during their time in office.

In the nine years since I left DHS, I likely have written more on DHS than just about anyone, including a book, Homeland Security and Federalism: Protecting America from Outside the Beltway.

It goes without saying that I observed up-close the dysfunction, turf battles, and inherent limitations in an entity that does so much. These problems are exacerbated due to the fact that, in many cases, the activities DHS engages in require enormous coordination with entities embedded in other federal departments.

For example, the Transportation Security Administration must continually coordinate with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) given the overlap among their responsibilities. By moving the non-air components to DOT and the air components to the FAA, decisions would be made more quickly and without the turf battles between department heads.

Similarly, with the creation of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs, having the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) outside of the U.S. Department of Defense is nonsensical. Syncing the four military branches that focus on our external threats with the military branch that secures our domestic waterways will enable unified command and control capabilities and streamlined support systems. (Please consider this notion when analyzing cyber-threats!)

Two entities within DHS that would align better elsewhere are U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) and its Ombudsman. USCIS’s functions are closely associated with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs (BCA). A quick look at their respective mission statements shows how similar the two entities are. The mission of USCIS is:

USCIS will secure America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system. Sorry, but what integrity?

The mission of BCA is:

The mission of the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) is to protect the lives and interests of American citizens abroad and to strengthen the security of United States borders through the vigilant adjudication of visas and passports. CA contributes significantly to the USG goal of promoting international exchange and understanding. Our vision is to help American citizens engage the world. The Bureau issues the travel documents that allow Americans to travel the globe and lawful immigrants and visitors to travel to America and provides essential cycle of life services to American citizens overseas.

I would suggest to you that the way current affairs are being run now, the deep resentment by just two of the entities sited it just appears that DHS has gotten to big and far too soon.

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Ahhh! And then there was Charleston…

Ahhh! And then there was Charleston…

Mr. Charles Pinkney, Pastor of Emanual A.M.E. Church - also one of the victims.

Mr. Charles Pinkney, Pastor of Emanual A.M.E. Church – also one of the victims.

I have not nor will I ever mind the behavior of those true-blooded Christians in South Carolina, as long as it is according to His will. When just prior to surrendering and confessing that he was in fact, the murderer of nine random — some parishioners who were in the throngs of prayer and worship, then again others who were there taking part in a Bible study, a very tragic, yet uncommon, situation arose before the babbling and blundering talking — short white and bowl cut hair loud person, Dylann Storm Roof, a 21-year-old white man with an unsettled personal life and a recent history of anti-black views opened fire among these folks.

The killings, with victims ranging in age from 26 to 87, left people stunned and grieving. Witnesses said Mr. Roof sat with church members for an hour and then started venting against African-Americans and opened fire on the group. It is indeed worthy of note to mention that Dylann Roof was venting not only against African-Americans, but somehow was at odds with Christianity, the word of God insofar as from our source documents Dylann Roof just started “going off” as some scripture was read — then it seems he was able to juxtapose the word of God onto African-Americans who appeared to be the target of this heinous act.

At Morris Brown A.M.E. Church here, blacks, whites, Christians and Jews gathered to150619184405-charleston-church-shooting-dylann-roof-court-savidge-dnt-tsr-00013004-large-169  proclaim that a racist gunman would not divide a community already tested by the fatal police shooting in April of an unarmed African-American, Walter Scott. “We cannot make sense of what has happened, but we can come together,” declared the Rev. George Felder Jr., pastor of New Hope A.M.E. Church.

Gov. Nikki R. Haley fought back tears, her voice trembling and cracking, at a news conference here. “We woke up today, and the heart and soul of South Carolina was broken,” she said. “Parents are having to explain to their kids how they can go to church and feel safe, and that is not something we ever thought we’d deal with.”

It is amazing to me and those who surround me that are held to a differing set of moral standards — in particular such as Reverend George Felder Jr., pastor of New Hope A.M.E. Church — who quite easily stated, “We cannot make sense of what has happened, but we can come together.” For everyone who gets a read of this article that is clearly a person, clearly a large community who — “Walks the walk while they Talk the talk;” seriously when one thinks about the unadulterated carnage that left several people dead, the first reaction is we can’t make sense of it, but we can come together.

This is why I pray and offer up anything that I could possibly imagine to assist the parishioners of this unique church. This is precisely what God, through his word has taught us — there are innumerable tragedies that occur around us daily and we may not ever understand the “whys” however it is the faith in God through His Spirit that commands us to come together.

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Is the Younger the Better Involved is this Decision-Making Process..?

Is the Younger the Better Involved is this Decision-Making Process..?

jpTRANSGENDER4-articleLargeIn a cozy cottage decorated with butterflies to symbolize transformation, Katherine Boone was recovering in April from the operation that had changed her, in the most intimate part of her body, from a biological male into a female.

Although at first the procedure did not appear to go well, with Kat really unwanting and nearly unable to move. There was an amount of time that went by where all Kat wanted to do was to hold Emma, she said in her darkened room at the bed-and-breakfast in New Hope, Pa., run by the doctor who performed the operation in a hospital nearby.

Her childlike reaction was, perhaps, not surprising. Kat, whose side-parted hair was dyed a sassy red, is just 18, and about to graduate from high school.

635587280621826723-AP-Obama-Prayer-Breakfast_1It is a transgender moment. President Obama was hailed just for saying the word “transgender” in his State of the Union address this year, in a list of people who should not be discriminated against. They are characters in popular television shows. Bruce Jenner’s transition from male sex symbol to a comely female named Caitlyn has elevated her back to her public profile as a gold-medal decathlete at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

With growing tolerance, the question is no longer whether gender reassignment is an option but rather how young should it begin. And this is where I readily admit that I have a rather huge problem. The problem is not aligned with the “growing tolerance” but rather the gender reassignment is an option rather and how young should the procedure be started.

Now notwithstanding there seems to be less overall complications with the gender change at younger ages — however, where is the accumulative data that supports “the younger the better?”

Furthermore, if one simply reads and/or reacts on this life changing event as an “option” and then goes through life as happy as a lark why on earth don’t we just start cloning each other?

As for me the biggest problem I have with this notion and ideology is the simple fact that 140615F-Caitlyn-Jennerthe mainstream media is controlling much of the destiny of what could be the biggest mistake in all times. History is loaded with examples of the iconoclast’s going through bodily change and/or some other sexual schemata that invariably go wrong and something else is altogether created.

I would like to comment on this measure of stupidity: We live under the auspices that humankind is the only animal within the kingdom that will quite openly create a problem for itself with little or no way out. Since when does an earth shattering POTUS begin to accept policy changes whilst all the minions that follow him say he was the first Jewish, Homosexual, Muslim, or Golf Addict president this country has ever known. As open as I can be — if Obama’s for something — I doubt based on his mental integrity if I could be.

obama-ixoyeMoreover, this person acting as president now is about ready to reel in the worst anti-nuclear foreign policy decision ever made with America’s worst enemies. No Barack Obama certainly does not test his hypothesis’ he just states whatever comes through his big and ugly mouth and then resorts to executive action.

nytlogo152x23Just click on the NYT for a host of very good articles!

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What the Hades is Going On?

What the Hades is Going On?

140615F-Caitlyn-JennerIn 2011, American singer Lady Gaga released a smashing hit “Born this Way” that empowered the Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders (LGBT) community in America. It was in the wake of the LGBT movement. Soon, the song became a national anthem and a group that was previously in the minority suddenly had a stronger voice. During this period, American TV series and movies adopted the norm of featuring a member of the LGBT to give them prominence and show their support for their cause; a norm which is copiously evident till date. In fact, the popular Fox TV series ‘Glee’ which is known for its eccentric combo of minorities performed the song in one of its episodes to reiterate the fact that these ones have the right to express themselves.

Screech — tires heard screeching, with a few wayward rear-end collisions — fender benders. In other words, it has been a pretty good narrative first paragraph; but anyone well, almost anyone living in the good ol’ US of A would testify that there was a lot of motion, hocus pocus, and sorcery going on during that time that gave the LGBT’s their “empowerment.”

By the way it should be noted that this “community” is still a vast minority as well as still having a stronger voice; yet, there is a number of issues and matters that have happened pre-2011 that the vast Nigerian or other pages of whatever periodicals or journals need to know about — so that we could consider this an level playing field, which currently it is anything but level.

One significant piece of voting that was completely usurped by the Federal Court systemirs-logo found its way into the mainstream media. In addition, new lobbying companies and “Spin Firms” were invited (based on monetary conditions) and who would have thought it, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), put up new information where one could easily see the public monetary disclosures that were once held in “private.” And then again the endorsement by a sitting U.S. President, Barack Obama was not intended to do anything but solidify Obama’s own feelings.

In reverse order now, the validation as something as personal as this Jenner transformation being mentioned by the POTUS is for me — out of line, disgusting and unfair. When the IRS and other tax-receiving entities began to disclose the donor information, a lot of lives were ruined in the process. Of course with the media supporting special interest groups the playing field just woefully became so unleveled, furthermore, retaining their “Protected Status” as issued by the government certainly did not assist any further hopes, dreams, or aspirations of normalcy.

little gavelIt is not in my belief that any of this is bad. Oh contraire! However, any time that conditions such as Proposition 8 in California — a sentiment by the citizens of the state whereby they voted and won on the legality of same-sex machinations but even after it became law, the U.S. Federal Justice (1 man) ruled that the legislation was unconstitutional. I could go on but nah, it simply is not worthy of note. The other big piece of legislation that was ruled unconstitutional was the Act signed into law by President William Clinton — most people refer to it as the DOMA Act — the defense of the marriage act therefore meaning that marriage was defined as the union of one man and one woman.

Elinor Burkett on “What Makes A woman” argued that a mere visit to the surgery room to transform into a woman does not make Jenner a woman. Vanity Fair in the debut of Caitlyn Jenner had revealed the medical transformation the athlete went through. They include tracheal shave to remove the Adam’s Apple, nose surgery twice, hair removal and facial feminization surgery that involves corrections to the hairline, forehead, jaw and chin. Jenner was also quoted to have made some adjustment in her social life.


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