Fathers take our hands and give us their hearts
With affection and appreciation to all of the Fathers, Dads, Papas and Grandpas who have guided us along the way.
Memorial Day is set aside to pay tribute to America’s military personnel — and their families — who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.
President Donald Trump is doing just that, replacing platitudes with action.
Take time to read his White House statement: This Memorial Day, a Win for America’s Veterans. It takes only 3 minutes to read, but the inspiring message will stay with you.
The president outlines the 26-page VA MISSION Act of 2018 issued by Congressman Phil Roe, M.D., (R-TN) chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, which achieves five important objectives for our nation’s veterans:
Marking his second Memorial Day as commander in chief with an 11:00 am (ET) visit to Arlington National Cemetery, President Trump will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and salute those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country with a speech commemorating their heroic actions.
A key component of the Arizona Republic’s stock in trade is the ubiquitous use of weaselly equivocators, “could, might, may,” in incendiary headlines.
Saturday’s edition provided this Page One example: ”Advocates say separation of migrant families could expose children to abuse by border agents.”
Separation of families is a phony ploy. They can all return home together. Exactly when did border agents morph into child molesters? This is another bogus contrivance from the newspaper increasingly known as the Arizona Repukelick for obvious reasons.
A quick perusal of the accompanying story, complete with an oversize photo of a morose mother staring directly into the camera, attempts to go straight for the heartstrings with the tale of a 20-year-old Guatemalan mother and her infant daughter, the product of rape, we are told, to give more heft to the saga, who are “seeking asylum” in the United States. The cadres of illegal advocates who “represent” invaders have now embraced a new ploy, that children could be exposed to abuse by border agents. By now, most of us are too steeped in “Push 1 for Spanish” to be ready customers for the despicable maneuver.
The Hillary Clinton endorsing, John McCain-worshiping newspaper never deviates from calling illegal alien invaders of our country, “migrants.” The United States is not San Juan Capistrano, and foreign nationals are not temporarily migrating swallows, who wing it 6,000 miles back to Goya, Argentina when the season ends.
America accepts over a million legal immigrants yearly. We welcome educated people with skills that will benefit our nation as they assimilate to our culture, heritage and language. Our cities and states are not acceptable repositories for the uneducated who rely on taxpayer funded benefits to exist.
When looking for news, readers want facts, not iffy suppositions that push a liberal agenda. They will get plenty of agenda in the local newspaper. Facts take a back seat.
In 2013 we wrote, “Winston Smith: Alive and well at Associated Press,” referring to the main character in George Orwell’s book “1984,” which described the manipulation of language. The intentional misuse by the left-wing media is even more egregious today.
MUST READ UPDATE: 97-year-old former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens advocates repealing the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
With Second Amendment restrictionists maligning our constitutional rights and bellowing that guns are the culprits in mass shootings perpetrated by evil or mentality ill assassins, we bring you a voice of sanity.
“The NRA has been the biggest defender of free speech. I find it interesting that those individuals who simultaneously preach about free speech want to silence the speech of the millions of people who make up NRA membership.” –Dana Loesch
The NRA couldn’t have a more impassioned, articulate than Dana Loesch. Listening to her is always enlightening.
This linked video is when most of us first met Dana Loesch, in her national NRA role. It was an unforgettable introduction.
A few fast facts you might not have known:
Before seeing the light, Dana Loesch was once a registered Democrat, who worked on Bill Clinton’s second-term campaign. She and her music producer husband Chris Loesch, a Republican who influenced her politically and now manages her busy schedule, jointly home-school their two sons. An award winning investigative reporter, she has co-founded a tea party, worked as a radio talk show host and was appointed editor-in-chief for Big Journalism, part of the Breitbart network of conservative media. They are devout Christians. Although she endorsed Ted Cruz in the 2016 presidential primary, after President Trump’s election, she became a self described “passionate defender” of his presidency.
NRA Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Wayne LaPierre, explains the NRA’s position on raising the age (video) for purchasers of firearms.
It was bound to happen. In a New York Times op-ed published today, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, a well concealed RINO appointed to the high court by Pres. Gerald Ford, urges the repeal of the Second Amendment. Born into privilege in 1920, Stevens was previously appointed to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals by Pres. Richard Nixon.
His bizarre lack of regard for our Constitution could be laid off to the fact that Stevens is 97-years-old. We can reasonably assume a surrogate wrote this commentary. Regardless of its origins, it is a disgraceful effort to undermine our nation‘s foundational underpinnings.
Stevens was 90 years of age when he retired. Rather than repealing the Second Amendment, Americans should revisit the wisdom of lifetime appointments for Supreme Court Justices. Call your members of congress.
This is what we’re up against. Be vigilant, and JOIN the NRA today. We have few other protectors of our rights.
The NYT requires a subscription. If the embedded link doesn’t work, try this one:
America’s under-educated students used as pawns in forwarding liberal agenda
One month after the Parkland, Florida high school massacre killing 17 students and teachers, perpetrated by a known mentally ill teen who should have been on the FBI’s radar, thousands of students nationally participated in walkouts — demanding, not better vigilance, but gun control.
It makes sense if you realize our rights have taken a back seat to political correctness, gender and minority studies, global warming now known as climate change, celebrations of diversity rather than unity, recycling and the #Me Too movement.
The national walkout was organized by Women’s March Youth Empower, an arm of the radical leftist group that plans worldwide protests. Their Mission Statement includes these words: “Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance….” To understand the full impact of its intentions, check out the group’s Unity Principles.
These are the people who are influencing American youth and using them to advance a left-wing, anti-Second Amendment agenda. Teachers and administrators who cancelled classes are far from blameless, using taxpayer dollars to advance a similar political scheme. This video shows propagandized students chanting, “Hey, Hey, NRA, how many kids did you kill today?”
These students have no understanding of what the NRA stands for or the important work it has done since its 1871 founding in protecting our freedoms.
We’ve heard the name Marjory Stoneman Douglas frequently since the Florida shooting at a high school named in her honor. She’s been blandly described as a journalist and environmentalist. Few are aware the early advocate for illegals and hard-drinking liberal was instrumental in founding the first ACLU chapter in the south in the 1950s and was so godless she left advance instructions forbidding any religious references at her own funeral. She was no fan of Ronald Reagan but was posthumously honored by Barack Obama who designated her home a national historic landmark.
The Center for Responsive Politics shows the millions in campaign donations made by the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). They donate almost exclusively to Democrat candidates. Remember that these people spend more time influencing your children and grandchildren than you do.
Rather than leaving class to threaten legislators with their imminent ability to vote them out, these students need to be in class learning — something this Pew Research Center study shows is in serious decline. American students lag behind developed and developing countries in science, math and reading scores, ranking 30th in math and 19th in science. The U.S. Constitution — including the all-important Amendments and our Bill of Rights — wouldn’t be on that international list, but there is little doubt that it isn’t a high priority in our nation’s public schools.
Amid all of the negativity illogically lodged against the NRA in the wake of the horrific Florida school shooting, another Crossroads of the West gun show took place at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix Saturday and Sunday. The vast area was packed with dealers and overflowing with purchasers, including many families, with children in tow, who understand the importance of our Second Amendment rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution by our nation’s Founders.
The shooting, perpetrated by a mentally deranged former student, highlights the need for follow-up on obvious concerns since deputies had been called to the family home of Nikolas Cruz 23 times. The FBI was alerted to him months earlier. His Internet postings showing him posing with an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle and boasting about plans to shoot up a school, should have raised red flags about the threat he posed. The recently expelled 19-year-old, who began introducing himself as a “school shooter,” has been charged with 17 counts of murder perpetrated against classmates on Valentine’s Day. Despite repeated warnings, authorities took no decisive action. When the volley of gunshots sounded from within the school, the armed resource officer chose not to enter the building.
Though years of warnings were ignored, backlash has irrationally focused against the National Rifle Association. The NRA is a pro-Second Amendment organization that protects the rights of Americans to defend themselves.
Under political pressure from the hard left, some corporations that have long offered discounts and benefits to NRA members have begun peeling away, though many remain in effect. This is the complete statement on corporate partnerships offered by the organization, which includes these words:
“……some corporations have decided to punish NRA membership in a shameful display of political and civic cowardice. In time, these brands will be replaced by others who recognize that patriotism and determined commitment to Constitutional freedoms are characteristics of a marketplace they very much want to serve.
Let it be absolutely clear. The loss of a discount will neither scare nor distract one single NRA member from our mission to stand and defend the individual freedoms that have always made America the greatest nation in the world.”
Seeing Red AZ encourages readers to show their support for the NRA. Join today.
Prager University, which announces, “Our videos make it easy to get smarter five minutes at a time,” outdoes itself with this excellent video narrated by Dr. Carol M. Swain. Don’t be tempted to pass this one up. In fact, you’ll want to pass this on. Learn what’s not being taught in our public schools or carried in the liberal media.
Click here for a magnificent five-minute history course.