Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Unlike when liberals protest there were no signs comparing Democrats to Nazi's. There were no people hiding their identity. There were no people wishing death to Israel. The fact was these were Americans exercising their First Amendment Rights peacefully. Law enforcement rode by and stopped and gave many the thumbs up, unlike were liberals protest and they have to protect private property from the protesters damage.
There were no chants other than U-S-A, U-S-A. Protest songs were replaced with God Bless America and the National Anthem. This time the protesters see America as the answer and not the problem. Proud Americans upset that the government believes that veterans are right wing extremist. Those veterans swore an oath to uphold the US Constitution.
The message was heard loud and clear in Martinsburg and the rest of the county. We want our leaders to follow the Constitution!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The event started at 5:00 and the attendees heard from average folks that talked about how the tax and user fee changes are effecting their everyday lives.
More Tax Day Tea parties are scheduled to take place today across WV and the nation today.
Martinsburg Tea Party
April 15, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
King St. town square
The Liberty Papers reported that the government is seeing people that believe in the Constitution and the vision of the Founding Fathers as extremist and possibly terrorist. Now I have been reading about this document on the Internet for a few days, but waited until it has been verified before reporting on it. Well, it is real, and entitled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment."
Michelle Malkin wrote a very nice piece exposing the paper as well. I imagine that King George the III's people wrote something similar about the Founding Fathers, the Framers of the Constitution. After all tyranny doesn't like a free people that exercise their "inalienable rights" as Thomas Jefferson put it.
Our government has gotten way to big and way to far from the Founding Fathers vision. Hope to see you at a Tea Party tomorrow. The Founding Fathers Rock!
It may not be metaphorically raining hard in West Virginia yet, but creating burdens that will result in huge job losses across the state is a bad idea. We cannot predict the course of the economy. We also do not know how many businesses are working on a razor thin margin.
Monday, April 13, 2009
200 years ago Islamic Pirates attacked ships off the world’s coast lines. They captured crews and ships and held them for ransom. It was then and seems to be now the policy of most of the world’s nations to pay the ransom and move on. Let’s face it, it is cheaper than confronting them, but it does nothing to stop the problem.
When the Islamic Pirates tried the same thing with a newly formed nation of the world, they found something different. At first the new nation tried to negotiate. In 1786 Thomas Jefferson and John Adams tried to negotiate with a representative of the terrorist. They were told, “It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every muslim who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise” by Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja.
This didn’t set well with the new nation and they responded in a way that the Islamic Pirates didn’t figure. The young nation sent its Navy to take on the pirates. On August 1st, 1801 the frigate USS Enterprise engaged and defeated an Islamic Pirate ship in the Mediterranean that had been attacking US shipping. It was the first time that a nation had stood up to the Islamic terrorist. For the next few years the US Navy patrolled the Mediterranean defeating the terrorist on the high seas and US Marines attacked on shore. The battle of Tripoli, Libya is remembered in the Marine Hymn as one if the first overseas battle of the US Marines and it was against the Islamic Terrorist.
Fast forward almost 200 years and Palestinian Terrorist capture the Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro On October 7, 1985. They single out a defiant American in a wheel chair, Leon Klinghoffer, shoot him and throw him overboard. Islamic terrorist are extremely brave. After local authorities negotiated with the terrorist they were allowed to fly to Tunisia as had happened many times in the past with terrorist. This time it was a little different as couple US Navy F-14 Tomcats showed up and forced the plain to land in Italy. Again we don’t react like the rest of the world.
September 11, 2001 America was attacked by terrorist, but once again Americans reacted differently. On Flight 93 with knowledge of what was going on Americans took the initiative and attacked their highjackers. Unfortunately they lost their lives, but they stopped further deaths in Washington. The terrorist never expected Americans to fight back, but they should have.
Off the coast of Somalia, like 200 years before, Islamic Pirates attacked a US cargo ship. They expect the crew to acquiesce like other nations, but true to form the American crew fought back. The captain Richard Phillips allowed himself to be taken hostage to protect his crew and the ship was retaken by its crew. The captain now a hostage escapes only to be recaptured, but the second time he escapes the US Navy, like 200 years before is ready. With Captain Phillips in the water the Navy finished the negotiations for his release with hot lead. Not a result the Islamic Pirates expected.
Problem is, they should have expected it and the rest world should expect it. For more than 230 years we have been reacting the same way, starting with our revolution when a bunch of farmers took on the most powerful military in the world to overthrow tyranny. We believe in freedom and whether we are in the military or not we will defend our freedom. We don’t wait for help to arrive we take the initiative.
I have always been proud to be an American, but today I stand a little taller, walk a little prouder and see the colors of the flag a little brighter. I am not the rest of the world. I am an American.