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Family Security Matters
Over one hundred years ago, Ambrose Bierce, a 19th century political satirist, deploring the political corruption and lack of representative government, described Washington D.C. as a:
“Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles and the conduct of public affairs for private advantage.”
How little things have changed.
Yet, seemingly oblivious to this persistent, fundamental problem in our political-media culture, Democrat and Republican Presidential candidates and political pundits of all stripes, arrogantly dismiss voter sentiment and choose to remain focused solely on their posturing for each election cycle driven by petty policy squabbles as to whether 2 + 2 = 3 or 2 + 2 = 5.
Family Security Matters
“This is the most uncertain time I’ve seen in our national security since I’ve been in uniform. … [Yet] in the summer of 2013, only 10 percent of the [understrength] Army was ready to deploy.” – Gen. Raymond Odierno, chief of staff of the Army
For the past four decades, the military has experienced the challenges of drawdowns and war, but now stands “hollow.” Though the drawdowns of the post-Vietnam period were difficult, the post-Iraq and Afghanistan drawdown is dangerous and something we must fix. As an Army officer for the past quarter century (both active duty and Reserve) who was born in the 1960s to a career Army officer and Vietnam veteran, and having grown up on military bases, I would like to offer some perspective. Though I speak to the U.S. Army, the other military branches have followed parallel experiences.
“Words mean nothing to liberals. They say whatever will help advance their cause at the moment, switch talking points in a heartbeat, and then act indignant if anyone uses the exact same argument they were using five minutes ago.” — Ann Coulter
“It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.” — Ronald Reagan
Liberals are the mirror image of everything they claim to hate. Their hypocrisy knows no bounds, their ability to unflinchingly examine their own beliefs is practically non-existent and they are almost incapable of objectively examining the policies they advocate. The more fully people become engulfed by liberalism, the more they embrace political correctness, groupthink, and close-mindedness until their thought process becomes little more than simplistic tribalism.
Liberalism is good, just, and best because it’s liberalism. Conservatism is bad, unjust, and worse because it’s conservatism. End of story.
Seldom do liberals realize that they advocate positions that are just as morally repulsive as the grotesque positions they habitually (and usually incorrectly) attribute to people who disagree with them.
Want some examples?
The rumor mill is heating up with rumors that say in 2016, Obama will be president…again. That’s right. Numerous sources are indicating that Obama will have a 3rd term in office.
One idiot professor who wrote an op-ed recently for The Washington Post says as much. Jonathan Zimmerman, professor of history and education at New York University, writes that it’s a good idea for a variety of reasons that Obama should remain president for yet another term, or at least have the opportunity to have a 3rd term.
Eliminating term limits means creating an emperor for life.
If Obama could be elected again, then he would not have to fear the voters, says Zimmerman. “If he chooses, he could simply ignore their will.” This statement proves to me that people like Zimmerman are not qualified to be professors of anything. Apparently, Zimmerman has not noticed the fact that Obama has pretty much ignored not only the will of the people, but the law of the land, and the will of the courts. Nothing new there, really though Zimmerman hasn’t noticed it.
We are only three and a quarter years away from transforming the United States of America. We may never get back to where we once were, but we can sure roll back much of the mess Barack Obama has created through his misguided policies and serial incompetence.
With ObamaCare’s ascendancy and impending crash, America will be on the cusp of transformational action. The misery the ACA will bring to almost every American cannot be overestimated in its ability to incite anger — and, anger has consequences and repercussions. The failure of the ACA has the potential to make 2014 a wave election for Republicans. In 2016, we may see a true conservative as president.
America put men on the moon. Now, with 3 ½ years and a half a billion dollars, we can’t even build a website. This is how much Barry and his ilk have degraded the brand. We used to be the shining light on the hill. Now, we are darkness at the end of the tunnel. Barack Obama has been the worst thing that has ever happened to the Oval Office, and in the end, ObamaCare will seal his fate as a failed president.