"If at age 20 you are a conservative then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are a liberal then you have no brains."
Sir Winston Churchill

Obama obviously knows very little about economics, specifically that "Society stagnates when independent productive achievers begin to be socially demonized and even punished for their accomplishments." This dilemma fogs Obama's reality. To him, accepting this truth is a "false choice", his answer to things he doesn't understand. And by the way... where is John Galt?

Friday, August 9, 2013


The next president we elect has to scare half the world.   The half who hates us! And it has to be done to preserve a true peace with our freedoms and unalienable rights intact.
Since 9/11/2001 we have spent$1.461,780,254,414 on the wars on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. When you add in indirect costs that figure grows to $2.4 trillion because we borrowed money to fight these wars  We have lost 6,745 in this effort to date and we have suffered 51,303.wounded and all of this will cost us more money down through the years because that is the terrible nature of war.
Despite all of this we are no closer to ending the scourge of Islamic terror then we were on 9/12/2001, no matter what Obama says.
The recent jailbreaks and release programs in seven Islamic countries plus our own idiotic releases of detainees from "Gitmo" and the Jihadists in Syria have put up to 17,000 potential mujahadin or shaheeds back on the battlefield or ready for acts of terror.
This and the false narrative that Al Quaeda is "on the run"has  directly led to a potential month long close down of 19 embassies from the Maghreb to the Levant to Central Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. 

12 years after the WTC, we still disgrace ourselves by by our abject surrender of our 4th amendment rights at airports and public buildings by taking off  our shoes, our belts and worse to a policy that can best be described as safety via humiliation. They do everything but put us in restraints and whip us and then we snicker when we learn that the most popular read at "Gitmo" by the prisoners today is "50 Shades of Grey"!
We leave Iraq precipitously and plan to do the same in Afghanistan knowing the battle is not over and the war is not won making our sacrifice of blood and treasure a mockery.
According to the Obama administration Major Hasan, a soldier of Allah,  committed  acts of workplace violence not of terror even though he admitted the same in the name of Allah and thereby the families of those he killed and those he wounded are denied vital benefits because we do not want to acknowledge that Islamic terror here or abroad is real.
Since WW II, we have not fought a  major war in order to achieve total victory and we have paid a heavy price for this .  Viet Nam became a PC war and every war thereafter became a worse PC war.  Only "Operations Desert Shield and Operation Desert Sword" seemed to  escape this fate due in no small part to the decision not to take out Saddam Hussein at a time when Iran, Russia and China and al Quaeda were not nearly as strong as they became directly before and  during the years after 2001.
When  war becomes politically correct, judgements of good and evil  become "verboten" and so do. by extension, the concept of destroying evil by complete and final victory.
We and the world need the Jihadist/ Salafist/ Wahabist/ Iranian goal of a world wide Caliphate by militant Islam to be completely and utterly destroyed.  Their adherents need to be destroyed, their enablers need to be destroyed, their funders need to be destroyed,  their fellow travelers on the progressive left need to be destroyed and the countries who harbor these monsters and allow their terror to grow and fester must be put on notice that if they continue doing this, they too will be destroyed!
No American or any other freedom loving person should be put in harms way if the goal and objective of the fight is not total victory!
This does not mean that our strength should lie in a desire to kill our enemies because we have the power and means to, but rather it should reside  in their absolute belief that  we will do so even against our values and our nature and our morality if they continue to try to either enslave or kill us. 
We now face multiple enemies in multiple theatres of war.   Some like the terrorists want to wage asymmetrical wars of attrition designed to make us surrender our liberties for a false sense of security.  When we do this they win.
Others are more conventional nation/state enemies like China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran who often operate against us via proxy belligerents or economic warfare.  Some of these  nation/states support terrorism because it meets their objectives.  They too must understand that that the U.S. and the other democracies need them to stand down or be obliterated because their actions represent an existential threat to human rights and human freedom.
Any act of weakness on our part...apology tours... imaginary red lines with imaginary consequences...unilateral disarmament...man caused disasters... overseas contingency operations...caving in to threats when our national security and those of our allies are imperiled by our inaction or our acquiescence...withdrawal from the struggle by leading from behind... all signal our mortal enemies that we have retreated, surrendered and worse that this President actually believes what they say about us.
The entire world understands that the free world can extricate itself from its dependency on energy from those who wish to conquer them and sees only weakness when  the free world declines to do so.
We are not a war mongering people no matter what the freedom hating left or the Jihadists or the Communists say.  Our freedom however has been bought with both blood and resolve.  Blood without resolve is obscene and resolve without unfortunately  the potential of blood is a fairy tale for children.
"Is vis pacem, para bellum" said Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus... "if you want peace, prepare for war".  I would only add to prepare for war to subdue and vanquish our enemies and all those who would aide and assist them.  They do not understand anything but brute force and the unshakable will to use it as a last resort.
And when they try to use our own values against us, it would be wise for both us and them  to remember that freedom of speech ends when you yell fire in a crowded theater and freedom of religion ends when you yell Jihad in a crowded Mosque!
The next President has to by his or her acts, words or deeds scare the hell out of those who hate us and want us dead. The only ones who the next president needs to fear and respect are we the people whose servant he or she will be.   It is way past the time to remind ourselves and our foes that war is hell but the phoney peace that has been inflicted on us by us is worse. Freedom without real liberties, a phoney security and a sword over your neck is just another name as the song says "for nothing left to lose".

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