75th D-Day Anniversary: A crucial history lesson

June 6, 2019

Why the world can thank American exceptionalism for successful D-Day,” by Bob McManus, presents a riveting overview of the lead up to the June 6, 1944 Normandy invasion and what transpired in its wake.

Unfortunately, it’s a good bet today’s students aren’t being taught this essential history. Climate change and recycling have replaced American exceptionalism which leftist historical and moral revisionists now view as unacceptable braggadocio for a “flawed country.”

Teach your children or grandchildren what makes America special,the shining city on the hill,” as idyllically described by President Ronald Reagan in his farewell speech to the nation. Acquaint them with how our U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights set us apart. They won’t learn it otherwise.

Advertisements

Pres. Trump’s inspiring 2019 Memorial Day message

May 27, 2019

We proudly join with President Donald Trump this Memorial Day as he issues an inspiring Proclamation on Prayer for Peace.

In recognizing “those who rest in the hallowed grounds of our country’s national cemeteries [and] laid their lives upon the altar of freedom,” he requests all Americans observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time today…Memorial Day.

Additionally, the president asks ”the Governors of the United States and its Territories, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control.”

Too many Americans view Memorial Day as a time for sales and cookouts. It is so much more. We should never forget the debt of gratitude we owe so many who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we could live in freedom.


Pres. Trump funds border wall despite Dems

May 11, 2019

U.S. national security given preference by Pres. Trump

After being repeatedly thwarted by congressional Democrats in his requests for funding to secure our national border, President Donald Trump has resorted to an end run to halt the relentless surges of hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens breaching our border. Arriving in caravans, invaders from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have been aided by Mexico, granting them unprecedented access to reach our border.

The Pentagon has announced it is reallocating $1.5 billion to help pay for construction of 80 miles of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border.

The money is made available from savings in numerous defense programs, including those earmarked for Afghanistan’s army and other foreign security forces. In March $1 billion was transferred from Army personnel budget accounts to support wall construction.

The combined total of $2.5 billion is in response to President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border. The President  has vetoed Democrats attempts to reverse the emergency declaration.

An enraged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who has a secured San Francisco mansion in the district from which she runs, but spends much of her time at her secluded and protected Napa Valley estate and vineyard was not embarrassed to  issue a statement.  It said in part, “The President’s sham emergency declaration and unlawful transfers of funds have undermined our democracy, contravening the vote of the bipartisan Congress, the will of the American people and the letter of the Constitution.”

Democrats are known for hypocrisy. This reveal shows their bonding to Second Amendment restrictions doesn’t actually apply to them.


Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter

May 5, 2019

Venezuelan confiscation of guns undergirds national chaos

As our longtime readers are aware, we occasionally feature columnists whose sound judgment merits consideration. Such an article by Katie Pavlich titled, “Lessons from Venezuela,” is our recommendation today.  Pavlich is the editor of Townhall.com and a Fox News contributor. She is also an Arizona native who graduated from the University of Arizona.

Additionally, we direct you to this brief, but highly informative video,Venezuela Is Exhibit A of Socialism and Total Disarmament,” produced by the NRA. The government of former dictator Hugo Chavez banned private gun ownership in 2012. Citizens who violate the ban face 20 years in prison. Wild corruption at the highest levels and currency hyperinflation left in its wake the inability of Venezuelan citizens to access food, medicine and other basic necessities, in the oil-rich nation. Full-fledged government repression flourishes as the disarmed populace has been unable to defend itself.

NRA’s Dana Loesch correctly asserts, “What is now occurring in Venezuela is what happens when you have a socialist leader and disarmament policies.”

A bit of background: The reelection of President Nicolas Maduro is widely considered fraudulent, with thousands of protesters marching against him. Government forces use tear gas and violence to disperse crowds, including ramming one crowd of protesters with an armored vehicle. Maduro, frequently referred to as an illegitimate dictator, is backed by Russia, China, Iran, Cuba, Turkey and our “good friend” Mexico.

Opposition leader Juan Guaido has gained the support of the United States, Canada, Australia, Israel, majorities of European Union nations and Latin American nations.


Disgraceful groping of triple-amputee hero at Tucson airport

February 10, 2019

Gateway Pundit exposes the despicable groping of Purple Heart triple-amputee vet Brian Kolfage at Tucson International Airport Saturday, following the We Build the Wall” town hall.

Brian Kolfage set up a GoFundMe page to build the border wall and it has surpassed $20 million in donations with over 350,000 donors. He is proof that a patriotic American citizen has more commitment to American security than the Democrats in Washington, D.C.  For more information on how you can help, go to We Build The Wall.

After being contacted by The Gateway Pundit, Brian Kolfage said: 

“It’s unfortunate that every time I travel I get a full search and swabbed for explosives. It’s the times we live in. I understand the security concerns but it’s not TSA’s fault, it’s the policy makers in D.C. who have no clue what the real world is like; it’s a joke. It’s the same people who think there’s no issue at our border.”

“It’s amazing how our government is so worried about airport security with a triple amputee veteran in a wheelchair but everyday thousands of illegals are coming into our nation unchecked and killing Americans. I guess they turn a blind eye to them like they have to all the angel families.”

Military Times covered Brian Kolfage and his wife Ashley who married after he returned from Iraq, having suffered catastrophic injuries. They are the parents of two children and reside in Tucson. He graduated in 2014 with a degree in architecture from the University of Arizona, finishing among the top of his class despite having to learn to draw and write with his non-dominant hand.

This video was taken by a bystander at the airport, disgusted by what he was witnessing:


Trump’s constitutional right to declare nat’l border emergency

February 2, 2019

Although the left is going ballistic over President Trump’s assertion that he will declare a national emergency to build a wall on our southern border if congress fails to act, the ability to do so is not a new construct emanating from the Trump White House.

The National Emergencies Act was enacted by Congress in 1976, when it was signed into law by President Gerald Ford. It has no specific definition of what is considered an emergency, but has historically been invoked during unusual threats to the nation. There have been 58 national emergencies declared since the act‘s inception. Thirty-one of them remain in effect today.

In 1979, Pres. Jimmy Carter initially put the act to use to declare a national emergency freezing all Iranian government assets in the U.S. in response to the Iran hostage crisis. His national emergency is still in place and has been renewed annually by successive presidents, as required by law.

Pres. George W. Bush declared national emergency acts following the September 11, 2001 attacks. In all, he declared 13. As president, Barack Obama declared national emergencies on 12 foreign relations issues that have also been renewed.

Appearing Friday night with Tucker Carlson, U.S. Army Colonel (ret.) Douglas Macgregor makes the case that President Trump has the Constitutional power, the authority and duty to declare a national emergency on our southern border and craft an Executive Order to delineate precisely what the army must do to appropriately repel invaders. We are already flooded with an estimated 30 million illegal aliens who cost American taxpayers $billions to educate, medicate and, in too many instances, adjudicate and incarcerate. Estimates are they incur nearly $20 billion annually in Medicaid costs, alone.

The Army Corps of Engineers is specifically trained to do the job, having secured other nation’s borders. They, not the national guard, need  to get to work on the wall, a task that is not incompatible with the Corps’ broad mission.

Col. Macgregor provides an in-depth assessment of Mexico’s long standing hostility towards the United States. The informative interview is compelling. Take five minutes to watch it. It’s well worth your time.

 


Dec. 7, 1941: “A date which will live in infamy”

December 7, 2018

Today marks the 77th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, which led to war with Japan. More than 2,400 Americans were killed and nearly 1,180 injured when stealth Japanese fighters bombed and sank 12 naval vessels and heavily damaged nine others.

The USS Arizona still lies beneath the harbor with its dead entombed. The ship sank in less than nine minutes after a 1,760-pound armor-piercing bomb penetrated its decks and exploded in the ship’s forward ammunition magazine. 1,177 sailors and marines on board were killed; 337 crew members survived.

Other major installations on Oahu, such as Wheeler Field and Kaneohe Naval Air Station, also were attacked.  View LIFE’s photos of the attack. The Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Center features galleries, interactive exhibits, two movie theaters, an amphitheater and an education center.

For more history of the date we should never forget, visit the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service site here and the Naval History and Heritage site here.

View President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous “A date which will live in infamy” speech (Original Draft: page 1, page 2 and page 3) and declaration of war following that unprovoked attack.

USS Arizona Commander Daniel J. Condon was among the survivors of the attack. A medical doctor, he later served as the Medical Examiner for Maricopa County. His sword & belt were salvaged from the ship. His sword is on display at the Arizona State Capital, and his sword belt is displayed at the University of Arizona Museum. Dr. Condon died in 1992.