Saturday, August 30, 2014

LONG LIVE THE REPUBLIC












The following is an editorial by David M. Huntwork


For over two hundred and thirty years the American Republic has weathered wars, epidemics, hostile neighbors, worldwide conflicts, economic disasters, internal struggles, and competing ideologies. Its birth was a long and desperate struggle for independence against the strongest and most advanced military in the world.

In the War of 1812 its capitol was burned to the ground. It suffered the growing pains of expansionism against hostile natives as well as unfriendly claims and competition by Spain, France, Great Britain, and Mexico. It suffered through a tragic and horribly bloody civil war that helped to define the idea of federalism at the expense of states rights and ended once and for all the national shame of slavery. It endured the rigors of industrialization and eventually emerged as the most technologically advanced nation the world had ever seen.



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Sunday, August 24, 2014

H.A.M.A.S. (HIDES AMONGST MOSQUES AND SCHOOLS)











The following is an editorial by David M. Huntwork


In 2005 Gaza was unconditionally given to the Palestinians. They quickly handed it over to Hamas, made it a terror fortress, and smuggled in all the weapons of war that they could (which brought about a blockade). All efforts of peace since then have been met with "Massacre all the Jews!"

There is one very vital thing that must be said to all the Arabs of Palestine, as well as their supporters and defenders around the world. If you want to have peace and co-exist with Israel without war, violence, and death then stop voting in and supporting fundamentalists and extremists whose pastime is strapping bombs onto innocent women and children and launching rockets at Israel. And stop excusing such bloody actions when they occur.  Leave Israel alone and you will soon have both peace and harmony with the Jew. If you are a peaceful Muslim then you must reject murder and terrorism in the name of Allah. If you are rational Westerner, you must do the same. It's that simple.



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LET THE CALIPHATE FORM?















The following is an editorial by Dillon Freed.


This is a radical suggestion, so let me be strident: I am unequivocally not endorsing it. I am merely thinking it out, that’s it. Others can game theorize the suggestion as they wish. And yes, I can easily see nearly all the possible, nasty consequences if the following I shall write about were to transpire. But I only put forth the positive case, that is, what good could possibly come of such, with but a brief mention of the downside. That’s the intent of this article.

What is this “such”? It is the acquiescence by the West, namely America, to the formation of an ‘official’ Terrorist State; a place with borders, an army with uniforms, a government with elected or at least identifiable leaders - in shorthand, a real nation.

That is exactly what ISIS and others are attempting to create in the Levant. What if the world lets them do it? Would there be any reason to welcome it? Maybe. Let me articulate it in a few ways.



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Thursday, April 3, 2014

FROM MENTOR TO PROTÉGÉ: THE CIVILIAN TRANSITION












The following is an essay from Navy veteran Frank Villanueva.  Mr. Villanueva recounts his military transition experience and offers some insights for those in the process of transitioning from military to civilian life.

I joined the military at age 18, after quitting college and having no clue as to what to do with my life. I rose through the enlisted ranks fairly quick and spent most of my military years as a supervisor. After spending over twenty years in the US Navy, I felt that I had achieved a level of comfort and seniority to be considered a senior manager. I always tried to lead by motivating, inspiring, and setting the right example to my subordinates. In many ways, I considered myself a mentor. So, when the time came to retire, I did not foresee any obstacles.
When I retired from the military, I thought I could just "flip" the switch and make the transition. I soon learned that this was not easy and that I needed help making the adjustment. I read articles about ways to prepare for and apply to civilian jobs. I also enrolled in college. Eventually, I found a position on a military base. However, my goal had been to work for a Fortune 500 firm as a Program Manager.



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Monday, February 17, 2014

BEN BERNANKE'S BANKSTERS LEGACY















The following is an editorial by James Hall

With Ben Bernanke's departure as Chairman of the  Federal Reserve the critiques of his tenure begin. The mainstream financial press is giving mostly favorable accounts. Heretofore, such praiseworthy acclamations strike a sharp contrast with the actual record of the state of the economy. However, the admirers of the Fed and his specific enactments live in a time warp that only "masters of the universe" encounter. For the remaining population, an intense struggle for survival is the actual experience, remembered from the Bernanke years.
Investopedia expresses a complimentary score of The Legacy Of Ben Bernanke, and cites distinguished highlights and concludes that, "Under Bernanke’s stewardship, the Fed became the most transparent it has ever been in its history."
Yet, they are compelled to mention that from 2008 onward, Bernanke and the Fed embarked on a series of unparalleled – and often unconventional – rescue programs and stimulus measures. These included:
  • Ratcheting interest rates down to the lowest levels in American history;
  • Force-feeding the U.S. economy with trillions of dollars through successive rounds of "quantitative easing";
  • Bailing out troubled Wall Street firms and institutions;
  • Orchestrating the rescue of other troubled financial institutions through shotgun weddings; and
  • Lending funds to diverse sectors of the U.S. economy to revive stalled credit markets. 



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Monday, February 3, 2014

THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY













The following is an editorial by David M. Huntwork

Time and time again I have been accused of being on the “wrong side of history” when it comes to the arguments over abortion and, especially, to so-called gay marriage. This linguistic fad has exploded in use lately as if history itself is the sole arbitrator of what is right and true. It is the weapon of utter dismissiveness that is boldly and routinely wielded by the Left.

One should, in reality, not be interested in being on the “right side of history,” but on the right side of right and wrong.

The most recent and sudden burst of Leftist momentum in the culture wars have Progressives engaging in histrionic vitriol on a massive scale. Progressives make the fundamental mistake of feeling that being in lockstep with or creating social fads and whims of popular opinion at this particular moment in history is equivalent to being on the “right side of history.” Nothing could be further from the truth.


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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

THE SOLDIER’S CHRISTMAS POEM



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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL





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