Category Archives: Politics

WE ARE VOICES TO BE HEARD/ THE GOV MUST LISTEN


Our voices are being heard, sometimes we have to shout to see the evidence of that; but stay patient you are a force.

I believe our tweets and blogs may be the greatest factor of raising awareness.  We can not count on the national or even world media to accurately inform us.  I am also not so naive to believe everything from a tweet or blog.   But usually where there is a lot of smoke, there is a fire.  Keep digging to find the truth.

We are beginning to see a bit more news coverage from the major networks on the Southern border immigration issue here in the U.S.   I believe action from our government and president is in part due to the public outcry.  A lot of that comes from right here on what we write and share with our followers.   They also know we vote!

This morning our local St. Louis news gave immigration a stunning 2 minutes, with video.   Not a big deal you say?  That’s up by about  one-and-a-half minutes.  Will be interesting to see what the national TV will release.  Hopefully I haven’t missed already.

My point is we can make a difference.   I know the stance on illegal immigration is mixed even split, but if we remain active our government will, sooner or later respond.   It may not go the way you or I want it in the end, but stay vocal…..this is our country.   We are the voice of awareness.

JESUS AND THE PATH BACK HOME


I am a Christian, was raised Protestant and converted to Catholicism on my own, no one led me there.  I am not a preacher or teacher of the Bible or of Jesus.   I believe strongly in both.  With all that is going on in the world, a question that constantly comes up or to mind  “What would Jesus do?”  We ask that for our own guidance when we are uncertain or pulled in multiple directions with no easy answer and maybe lost for solutions and worried what the future holds.

There is no burning bush talking to me.   I may feel Jesus presence, but He is not visibly sitting at my table answering my many questions.  He would probably tell me “He has already given us the answers.”

Children from Mexico, South and Central America have been migrating here by the thousands.  Its been frequently written of all the problems they bring with them, there is no need to repeat it here; by now you’ve heard it all.

They are children.  I am not talking about the teenage gangs here.   That is another article.   I am concerned about the children that have been sent here by their families back home.  The children that are lost, ill, hungry, tired, scared and homeless because they may have been forced our way.

Americans, the most generous of people.  No nation gives more than we do.  The people of our nation do not want to see children suffer, but how much can we take.   We have problems of our own.  We can not always be the answer for the world.

So, what would Jesus do?  I believe He would expect us to take care of our family first.  How can we take care of others, when we struggle.   We have jobless, homeless, sick and hungry that need help.   We place, excuse the word but, outsiders before our own?

The children are at the border and yes they must be dealt with.   We should do what we can.  Would Jesus ask them, why did you leave, abandon your families?  Would he heal them, cloth them and give them food?  When they were rested, would He show them the path back home?   

 

UN PERSONNEL CONTROLLING SOUTHERN BORDER?


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Border agents are claiming UN personnel are in control of the border, determining who crosses and who does not.   If this is true, in an age of cell phone photos we have no evidence for the public?

If it turns out to be true, who authorized the UN (foreigners) to manage our border.   I believe most Americans would consider UN personnel to be illegal immigrants as any Mexican or South American immigrant.  The UN has no business on our soil outside of the UN Building.   I know this would not be the first time.  This is on Obama!

 

WORLD CHAOS……WHERE ARE WE HEADED?


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Is there anywhere on the this planet with peace tonight?    It’s not right to always use a search engine for an answer when you try to think for yourself and motivate others to do the same (no sarcasm intended).   If you must to find the answer to this question…….then the answer is probably no.   If there is such a piece of geography it is cold and isolated………totally isolated.

When I speak of peace, I don’t mean just from war; I mean without violent or angry protest, violent crime……discontent.  Where humans reside and interact, we have ………….all of that.   There seems an angrier tone and it is spreading.

I’m nearly 62-years-old, I don’t ever recall in my life as much hate and anger throughout the world, this includes America, especially America.   We may be the most hated people on God’s creation, and with Obama’s blueprint we are becoming a divided nation.   The division is there, but is getting worse and the same can be said around the globe.

I am not a sociologist……but the trend and direction it is all heading is frightening.   Something has to give, something is going to snap.   Are we already in the middle of world war?   How does that Pioneer of Hope look now to you?   How could one individual have such an effect on the world,  while doing nothing?  Something to think about.

BORDER WALLS


A blogger friend living along the Mexican border recently ask me, why we have a wall on the southern but not the northern border?   I did not have an immediate response, and have yet to answer until now.

Border walls and illegal immigration go together like soup and a sandwich.    Can you be opposed to the existence of the wall and at the same time favor enforcing immigration laws?    I do believe in enforcing laws against illegals.   I am not opposed to immigration, done lawfully.   I do not want criminal gangs walking across the border into the U.S.    Its difficult avoiding contradictory comments or opinions, even a having it both ways attitude, but I will try.

I don’t like the wall(s), I don’t know anyone that really does, other than for its purpose.   The wall certainly doesn’t add any landscaping beauty, they are ugly.

Just the sight of the wall is symbolic, with a different meaning from each side, on one it is a keep out sign on the other some security.  Does the wall represent the character of those it is meant to keep out or those it is meant to protect, or both?   It may be a double-edged sword.

The wall does without saying, keep most of those that would like to enter the U.S. illegally……. out, apparently until now.    What the walls don’t do is solve our differences.    Not only does the existence of the wall further divide the U.S. from Mexico and the rest of South America, they now create division among ourselves.   We are a  divided nation, especially when it comes to immigration.   The division is only growing wider.

There is no point bringing up the in a perfect world scenario, I’ll leave that for my dreams.   There will always be undesirables we want to keep out, not have to deal with.   I don’t have all the answers for the ideal situation………….no need for the wall.   If people didn’t break the laws, there would be no need for a wall.    I was going to keep the perfect world scenario out, but I also said I would try not to double talk; its difficult.  It’s a difficult problem.    I also have avoided answering why there is no northern wall.

I guess Canada could have built a wall when Americans of draft age were fleeing north to avoid Vietnam in protest of the war and the draft.   I can’t put this on Canada though, they too are having immigration issues but not as grave as the U.S.    I haven’t heard of much interest in South Americans wanting to migrate to Canada.

So, why a southern wall and no northern?   I’m not researching this on Google, this wasn’t meant to be answered that way, its more about getting a feel for the attitude and personality of a nation type of question.    It is a good question and to be honest, not one I had thought of until my new friend presented it to me.   The simple answer would be, I’m not in charge of that, so I don’t know.   He has me thinking, searching for an answer.

It is a difficult question to answer, even possibly without offending someone.   Maybe history plays a part…….our history with Mexico….wounds are passed on through generations, trusts that are lost may never be regained.  Do we stereotype a certain people and remain prejudice?  I’m still searching here……..do we just say our doors have been open to you long enough, we can’t take anymore and a wall slams the door in our Southern neighbor’s face.   While up north, there is no wall.    Canadians can enter the U.S. and pretty much go unnoticed, therefore free from stereotyping.   In my life time I have witnessed very little poor relations with Canada.   Also, you do not see a large wave of Canadians coming to America to stay, like we do the Southern border.    To most Americans I would say the North does not appear to be a social threat as does the South; and I know that is stereotyping to certain degree maybe more than I want to admit.  I also know, Mexican gangs and the cartel shooting at border agents, doesn’t help.

I have tried to answer, from just what I know; maybe I am learning I don’t know very much about our borders, the North and South.   Hopefully, someday a better solution comes our way.

 

 

MEDIA CONTROL


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Demonstrations were held again today against illegal immigration and the policies of Barack Obama.   Did you see the stories on your evening news?  No you did not.

Between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM at the intersection of I-44 and Jamieson in St. Louis demonstrators stood with their signs on the I-44 overpass.   This wasn’t news worthy here though………and I suspect it was the same throughout the country at the other 200+ locations.  The major networks just are not interested.  I saw nothing on the local major networks and the national broadcasts.

Major media are as political as any lobbyists.   When they report only what they want, they can not be trusted for reporting the truth.

UNOFFICIAL, UNSCIENTIFIC OBAMA IMPEACHMENT OR TREASON SURVEY


Is it getting hot Mr. President
Is it getting hot Mr. President?

The Arlin Report unofficial, unscientific but interesting impeachment or treason survey of President Barack Obama:

After receiving comments for a week of this voluntary survey, and I say voluntary only because I did not solicit for the responses, it has come to a close.   I know you are all excited to hear the results.

I ask bloggers to respond to the following questions?

1. Should Obama be impeached?                                                                                     2. Should Obama be tried for treason?                                                                       3. Has Obama violated the Constitution and should be held accountable?                                                                                                                              4. Has Obama violated the law and the constitution, but should not be impeached?

Results:                                                                                                                                           Impeachment:    45 %                                                                                           Treason:                  45%                                                                                                              Nothing:                10%

All that wanted to see Obama impeached stated in the least he has violated the Constitution and should be held accountable.                           About half of those that wanted to see him held for treason, if found guilty, wanted the death penalty (by hanging).

Most of those that were in the 10% believed he was guilty of violating the Constitution or stepping out of his boundaries, but felt it would be a waste of time, that the Senate would not follow through regardless.

Interesting comments:   One individual felt Barack O. is the greatest president since J.F.K.   and that anyone thinking of impeachment or treason charges are being ridiculous.

Several of those that favored impeachment also favored cleaning house of all Congress.  Personally, I have come to like that myself.

The thought of having Joe Biden as president if Obama were removed, was mostly addressed with a joke.   Too many to share now.

Obama supporters will say that only those against Obama or racists would respond to the survey anyway.   Of course that would be their justification, but I am only speculating.   Speaking of which, it was mentioned that impeachment would bring out the race card; and interestingly enough, one individual said they could not use the race card with treason, since even white people have been hanged.

I was a bit disappointed that there were only about 50 responses to the survey, but it did indicate a trend.   The question now is, does that trend hold up throughout the nation.   It is a good indication that most Americans  want the President held accountable for his actions, but have little confidence in Congress to be responsible.

 

TODAY IS – NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST


TIME TO RAISE A LITTLE HELL
TIME TO RAISE A LITTLE HELL

You have a right to freedom of speech.   I encourage you to exercise that right.   This is your country…….you own it, not the government.

Protest events throughout the country on the rise as We the People grow impatient, frustrated and down right angry with government.

If you have a cause, whether it is a cause in favor of or against, tomorrow July 11, 2014 is National Day of Protest.   This is a day to call your radio talk shows, express yourself.   Send E-mails to your representatives, let them know where you stand, better yet, where they stand with you.  March on Washington, your state capitols and city halls.

Are you unhappy with the direction of this country, angry, frustrated, tired of all the rhetoric?  Tomorrow is the day to let those in high places know it.

Against immigration?  Get to the border, join the others protesting tomorrow.  We are stronger in numbers.

It is time if you have a cause to stand up, be heard, make a difference.   We have a right to freedom of speech.  Use your voice!

 

PALE FACES WANT TO CHANGE YOUR INDIAN TEAM NAME


Atlanta Braves, are you going to change your name because of a few loud mouths?   Cleveland Indians, Chicago Blackhawks are you taking the logos off your jerseys?   The Washington Redskins, the only reason this is an issue now is location, location, location.   Harry Pale Face Reid and a few other no name politicians are trying to pressure  the team owner.    Quite honestly, I’d just tell them all to go to hell and not worry about it, when was last time any of them accomplished anything they set out to do, especially for a greater cause.

Don’t you just love how so few know whats best for everyone else?  Does anyone really know how the Native Americans really feel about having  Indian names/terms as team mascots, logos etc…?  No, they don’t, unless they actually took the question to the Authentic Americans.   I do know just by listening to and reading responses from Native Americans, they have mixed opinions just as the rest of the nation has an opinion on anti-gun laws.   Those pushing anti-gun laws are actually a minority.   53% oppose anti-gun laws, that is 53% of those that were polled.   But that is another article.  My point is the question on Indian mascots is as much a mixed topic as is other controversial topics in our society.  I am tired of a minority in this country getting their way only because they are voicing a protest.  They have nothing better to do ………?   Put your time to better use, go form a human chain at our southern border to hold back the illegals.

Getting back to the mascots; the Atlanta, Chicago and Cleveland fans are proud of their names, who and what they represent.   Players wear the logos with pride, not shame or ridicule.  There is no hate!  Most of these names represent strength and honor.  The word “Redskin” was even referred to by Native Americans themselves.  There is nothing offensive about calling a helicopter an Apache or Blackhawk, its fast attacking with power.   That should be flattering, only the think tank liberals would make it offensive.  I guess pirates and buccaneers around the world are offended too, will they be next? Where does it all end?

Harry Reid and others protesting need to spend their energy on more important issues.   Being politically correct is incorrect.  With some of the problems we face today, this is an issue?

For the record, I have Indian blood, though watered down,  Chief BlackHawk of the Sauk was my Great X 4 grandfather.  Of all that I have read and know about him, he would be proud to have his image on the front of  a teams shirt.

 

 

MEXICAN DRUG CARTEL, COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU


I just read another individual’s blog moments ago about Mexican drug cartel scouts who have crossed over the border to Arizona.  I hope he writes more, soon.

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That isn’t surprising since Obama, YES OBAMA, has done nothing to prevent the trespassing.   There were 8 scouts, one carrying an automatic rifle photographed in Arizona.   Will Obama confiscate their guns?  I  highly doubt it.

There could be a number of reasons the scouts have positioned themselves- locate the easiest pathways for the drug trafficking, communicate with the drug runners, assist additional children from Mexico, Central and South America across the border, while recruiting some of the desperate kids into carrying and selling.

Let me ask you, have you seen any reports or news stories from the three major networks regarding the drug cartels taking up shop in your country?    I haven’t, and that kind of story would be hard to miss.   That’s the kind of stuff that should be on the early and late night news.  Why isn’t it?  They are in the news business.   Who controls the news media?

Where is all of this leading?    The cartel carrying weapons into our country; what does it remind you of?  With the flood of immigrants, including criminals, gangs, along with the drug cartels……..what are our streets and communities going to look like?   We’ll look like Afghanistan, Iraq, Mexico, Libya, Syria……….how many more could I name?   Don’t think I am over-exaggerating or blowing this out of proportion, the alarming numbers of traffic coming into this country is much greater than we could imagine.

The people may come with only the clothing  they are wearing, but they carry invisible luggage……….. disease, crime and violent behavior.   How long before our Main Streets are going to  look like the streets of Baghdad?

Obama, wants your guns……….. he won’t get them.   What is stopping the cartel or any immigrant from carrying weapons into the U.S.?  Nothing!   There isn’t enough of the Border Patrol to control or protect our borders, and Obama won’t allow them to do their jobs anyway.   Take our guns………really Obama, for you to allow all that is happening, we are going to need our weapons to defend ourselves, our families, neighborhoods, communities and our states.

This is controllable; our government and our president can take control, but they won’t.   They must be held accountable.  See how vital the 2nd Amendment is to the security of this nation?