The Federal Debt Is Alive And Kicking

Federal Debt

It has been some time since this topic has been discussed. You see, 2014 has been a year of changed focus. Much of the year has gone by with us focused on the very real threat of Islamic terrorists who seek to do us harm. And on the rest of the Middle East, Israel, Palestine, etc. Ebola has commandeered its fair share of news coverage with the deaths it has caused and even coming to the United States, and rightfully so. All of these are serious issues that need to be discussed. They affect each and every one of us. But in changing the focus of our attention, something has been lost in the shuffle. The federal debt is still alive and kicking.

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America Is No Longer Feared Or Respected

American Exceptionalism

Make no mistake, I am proud to be an American. I will apologize for that to no one. I am glad I was born here, in the best, the freest, the safest country in the world. We have been involved in conflicts throughout our history, but there has always been one overriding factor that has always kept us safe. Looking back on our history, I am certain mistakes were made. There were probably conflicts in which we were involved that we should have stayed out of. But no one dared strike us on our homeland, for fear of the terrible reprisal that would surely follow. I call it the big stick philosophy of fear and respect. We have had the strongest and most far-reaching → Read More

Don't Tell Me America Isn't Exceptional: 45 Years Ago Americans First Walked on the Moon!

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No other country can match America’s achievement!

U.S. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin salutes the flag, July 20, 1969

More photos here.

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Sobering Post Holiday Thought: Obama's Success in Weakening Americans Belief in Exceptionalism

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If Americans end up thinking we are no better than the rest of the world, we soon will be!

You look around the world at all the trouble: invasions, wars, tyranny and disasters of every sort both man made and natural and thank God you live in America where we enjoy such freedom and a high standard of living and relative social calm. Americans used to think we were exceptional and our national Independence Day is a time to reflect on the uniqueness of the American experiment. Perhaps not so much anymore.

President Reagan described America as that “shining city on a hill,” a beacon of freedom and hope to the rest of the world. It’s no surprise to learn that most liberals reject → Read More

Obama’s Fundamental Transformation Of America

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Do you remember the statement made by candidate Barack Obama in the waning days of the 2008 presidential election? He told us, in vague terms, what he planned to do.

Now, Mizzou, I just have two words for you tonight: five days. Five days. After decades of broken politics in Washington, and eight years of failed policies from George W. Bush, and 21 months of a campaign that’s taken us from the rocky coast of Maine to the sunshine of California, we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.

In five days, you can turn the page on policies that put greed and irresponsibility on Wall Street before the hard work and sacrifice of folks on Main Street. In → Read More

This Is Not Allstate And America Is Not In Good Hands

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There is much to write about this morning. So many things going on and so little time to discuss them before work. We have another shooting at Fort Hood. Mozilla’s CEO was forced to step down because he donated to the campaign against homosexual marriage in California. The former deputy director of the CIA has basically admitted to Congress that he toned down, tampered with, and otherwise withheld pertinent information about the attack in Benghazi that left four Americans dead. He justified his actions by saying he didn’t believe it would be professional to embarrass the State Department under the direction of Hillary Clinton.

The state of our country is not good. We have professional bureaucrats who are running the country into the ground. → Read More

Grandmother’s Letter to Our Children & Grandchildren

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TBOCA – T ake B ack O ur C ountry A merica

Yes, I came from the baby boomer generation – I joined hands with many of my fellow citizens and played around in the sandbox until all of the sand was gone. During my time I was not a willing participant but as the “norm” changed so did I…

Our Nation was at war during this time being attacked from all sides by those who wished to destroy us. They (meaning the enemy) quietly and methodically started dicing and slicing our Nation gradually changing the “norm.” At first glance few of us realized what was actually happening to the greatest Country in → Read More

25th Anniversary of Reagan Farewell Address a Road Map for Cleaning Up the Obama Mess

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3 years from now we’ll need a president with vision and a keen sense of American exceptionalism to put the country back together again!

Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of President Reagan’s farewell address to the nation from the Oval Office. Ten days after delivering the address he left office when George H.W. Bush was inaugurated.

The full text of the address is here but I really recommend watching the entire 20 minute speech. It’s a walk down memory lane for those who remember and a good lesson for the young in what a real leader looks like and sounds like.

If you really can’t spare the time, I took the last few minutes from the closing of the speech and posted it here:

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Income Inequality – Is It Really The Defining Challenge Of Our Time?

Income Inequality

Income inequality is the new phrase President Obama will be focusing on during the last three years of his presidency. We have seen the phrases “war on women” and “wealth redistribution” a lot during his first term in office and we all know he wants to fight climate change of the man-made variety, but he has a new, favorite catch phrase in income inequality. It is certain to catch on with a lot of people whose wages are considered sub-par.

I have worked several jobs for minimum wage. Speaking from personal experience, I didn’t necessarily like working for lower wages, but it gave me an incentive to do as good a job as possible. That was also something my parents taught me. If you → Read More

If I Hate America So Much, Why Do I Stay?

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Since I started blogging and founded Political Realities, I have always tried to listen to points of view that were different from my own. I have had coauthors who were much more liberal than myself and I have allowed many commenters who were more than a little stirred up that I had the audacity to question their liberal leaders. This is especially true since Barack Obama was elected President. He does not like to be questioned and many of his supporters are cut from the same cloth. Because of their attitude and their willingness to attack anyone who dares to point out the truth about their agenda, I have had an attitude change of my own.

I no longer suffer these fools gladly. I → Read More

Liberalism vs. Conservatism – What Difference Does It Make?

Liberalism vs. Conservatism

There is a great divide in America. On one side, you have liberalism, voiced by a group of progressive Democrats that believe in greater government control of almost every aspect of our daily lives. On the other, there is conservatism. More and more, conservatism is being voiced by the people who lean more to the libertarian side of the political spectrum. Many of us want nothing more than to be simply left alone. We do not desire the government to be in our homes or in our lives and we see much of the federal government as an unneeded and unwanted intrusion into our personal lives. The differences between the two sides of this divide could be no greater. My question is this. To → Read More

President Obama – Americans And Congress Not Invested In Tough Choices

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There is a verse in the Bible that shows itself to be true every day. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. Every once in a while, the truth really does come to light. No matter how well some people try to hide the truth, or the way they really feel, their heart overwhelms their brains and they just blurt it out. Every human being on the planet has been guilty of this, at one time or another. Sometimes, you just have to say what you really mean, what you really feel in your heart and President Barack Obama is no exception.

This small slip of the President’s tongue came a couple of days ago, while he was trotting through Sweden, → Read More

The Gods of America’s Demise

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Rudyard Kipling penned many of the most inspirational works of my formative years. Whether it was laughing at the simple “Just So Stories” or learning what makes one a real man in “If…”, I loved it all.

It’s been a long time since I read “The Gods of the Copybook Headings”. Bill Whittle from PJTV recently translated this poem to be more easily understood by modern culture, as some of the references have become lost to the days of classical education. See the YouTube video HERE for his take on the poem.

I read through the poem several times to allow it to sink in. As King Solomon wrote, there is nothing new under the sun. The Roman Empire is a terrifying example: A → Read More