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It Is A Fearful Thing To Fall Into The Hands Of The Living God

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on August 31, 2010

It Is A Fearful Thing To Fall Into The Hands Of The Living God.

A commentary by J. D. Longstreet

Allow me to say, right up front, that Mr. Glenn Beck does not need me to defend him. 

I don’t know, for sure, what motivates Mr. Beck.  I’d like to think it is love of God and country.  But I don’t KNOW that.

Those of you who regularly read my blog, “INSIGHT on Freedom,” already know that I am about as “southern” as it is possible to be.  My ancestors sailed into Charles Town Harbor, at what is known today as Charleston, South Carolina, in 1789 and were settled in the 98th Precinct of South Carolina.  I grew up in the red clay and sand of the northern part of the state, in the piedmont, the foothills of that beautiful state.

I grew up at a time when a southern gentleman had a bible in one hand and a firearm in the other.  We could pray or fight, at the drop of a hat, whatever the preference of our advisory might be. 

I spent my youth reading, hunting, and getting an education.  It was important that a southern man be well read, able to defend himself and his family, and have as much education as he was able to handle.  (Yes, I DO believe there are those among us who are educated beyond their ability!)  Not satisfied with the education I was receiving in school, I read an entire set of encyclopedias, front to back, just to broaden my knowledge, and insure that I knew a little bit about a lot of things.  I cannot tell you how important that became in the field of endeavor I chose later in life.

I was taken to many “tent meetings” as a child.  I observed and studied those “traveling preachers.”  I listened to their delivery, their gestures, their play on emotions, and, on occasion, their sincerity.  A wise person once said that when you can fake sincerity you’ve got it made – or words to that effect.  I am satisfied that in those tent meetings, I saw both, real and unreal sincerity.  BOTH made and impact on me.

I have seen the effect an old fashioned revival can have on a community.  I have seen lives changed, for the better, in a moment of introspection keyed by something that raspy-voiced old bible thumping preacher said, or a single line of scripture that burned with the intensity of a laser deep into the heart and soul of a person weighed down by the cares and woes of a life squandered.

I have seen, first-hand, those “redeemed” people pick up the pieces of their shattered lives and begin to rebuild it, restore it, and honor it.  I have seen this – and it left a life long impression on this scribe. 

So – what did I learn? I learned an extremely important truth.  It does not matter who the messenger is, what matters is – the message.  The power is not in the messenger.  The power is in the message. And if that message is truth, then, them believe me when I tell you, freedom is close behind.

Our nation is in dire straits.  In my seventy years of life, I have seen America go from a God-fearing nation to a “fearing” nation.  Of all those hell fire and brimstone preachers I was exposed to as a child, not a single one of them wore a bulletproof vest, as I believe Mr. Beck did last Saturday.  (A faint outline of the vest was visible through Mr. Beck’s shirt.  At least, that is what I took it to be.)   That, alone, speaks volumes about the state of our country.

Another thing I learned as a youth was this truth:  God uses people who are broken, who have failed, who have buckled under the stress of their lives, who are physically imperfect, and who are reluctant to stand out from the crowd, even for a moment, even to work great wonders. 

Yes, Moses had a speech impediment.  He was reluctant to go back to Egypt where he was a wanted man – wanted for murder. He asked that his brother Aaron be sent instead of him.  In the end, he went — and the rest, as they say, is history (at least bible history, anyway.) In the New Testament book of Hebrews chapter 13, verse 31, the writer says the following:  “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”  Consider that Mr. Beck may have fallen into the hands of the living God. Look at the life history of the Apostle Paul. Early in his life he took on the task of destroying the early Christian church. After his experience on the Damascus Road, he became the messenger of the gospel to all the Gentiles of the world including those of us who live today, 2000 years later.    

I watched the entire telecast of the Restoring Honor Rally, last Saturday, and within ten minutes I exclaimed to my wife that I recognized it as an old-fashioned outdoor revival meeting.  Because that is exactly what it was. And, I hasten to add – I don’t see that as a problem.

In the Old South, dishonoring a man could cost you your life.  The man whose honor was questioned could demand satisfaction and, more often than not, the debate was settled by a duel to the death on the Field of Honor.

Honor was, and ought to be, a precious thing.  The honor of a nation is a mirror image of the honor of that nation’s people.  Our very own leaders have called our honor, as Americans, into question.  The people are now demanding satisfaction.  As was said at the Restoring Honor Rally, Now is not the time to fundamentally change America, now is the time to RESTORE America.

Look, I do not walk in lock step with Mr. Beck, or with any man or woman.  Anyone who knows me personally will tell you that of all the birds perched on the power line facing north; I am the lone bird facing south. It is my nature.

I would ask only this:  Consider the message from Saturday’s rally.  Restoring America’s honor is restoring America.  The restoration of America is vital, not just to Americans but to the nations of the world.  Consider which nation will slip into the leadership position that America gives up.  THAT is truly frightening.

The restoring Honor Rally, last weekend, sent chills of fear through the ranks of the leftists, progressives, liberals, and the very few real democrats left in our government.  They have now seen the evidence of just how far they have distanced themselves from the American people.  When half a million people journey to the nation’s seat of government to PERSONALLY register a protest, any reasonable person would have to take notice and reconsider the course they have plotted for America.  But they won’t.

I submit that half a million gathered on the national mall Saturday was just the vanguard of a nationwide movement retake America from those who are determined to “fundamentally change” her from the constitutional republic The Founders meant her to be into a socialist sewer.

They must be stopped.  The Mid-Term Election, on November 2nd.      That is our new  “D” day.  

You may not care for the messenger – but, for the sake of America, for your sake, heed of the message.

J. D. Longstreet 

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America On The Brink Of Nuclear Destruction?

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on August 30, 2010

America On The Brink Of Nuclear Destruction?

Is America the Victim of Nuclear Blackmail?

A commentary by J. D. Longstreet

“ … intelligence reports from various sources say al Qaeda has already smuggled from 7 to 70 nuclear weapons into the country across the Mexican border. American intelligence experts believe the number to be closer to 7 than 70 but admit the threat is very real.” (SOURCE)

“ … Intelligence information from captured al Qaeda documents, computers, and operatives indicates that al Qaeda has targeted 9 American Cities for nuclear attack.” (SOURCE) 

While the Obama Regime fiddles modern day Rome is about to burn.

Iran is quickly, quickly, reaching the point at which they can produce an atomic bomb.  Never mind the experts predictions that they are a year away.  They have been wrong many times before. I suspect they are very wrong this time and your life may depend upon your preparation for that day when Iran lobs a nuclear bomb over the US strapped atop a second rate guided missile that, nevertheless, can get the job done.

Never, ever, allow yourself to believe that Iran is only blustering when saying they will wipe Israel off the map.  Remember, they have also said a world without America is desirable — and possible.  They mean to blast America from the map as well.

However, a nuclear guided missile is not necessary to bring America to its knees.  Iran knows that, as does al Qaida.  Those suitcase bombs, placed in America’s major cities will do the trick and do it well.

Security experts, as reported above, tell us they have reason to believe that Islamic terrorists have been able to smuggle at least 7 and as many as 70 nuclear bombs into America by simply walking across the border between Mexico and the US.  So much for border security, huh?

Captured terrorist documents tell us the targeted cities are:  New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston, and Washington, D.C.  Of course, New York and Washington are the top two cities on the list for obvious reasons.  They represent the seat of America’s government and the seat of America’s economic system.  The destruction of those two cities, alone, will throw the entire nation into fearful confusion and spread panic much as a prairie fire races across the plains.

Some reports proclaim that one month after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks at least two suitcase nukes reached al-Qaida operatives in the U.S. Each suitcase weighed between 50 and 80 kilograms (approximately 110 to 176 pounds) and contained enough fissionable plutonium and uranium to produce an explosive yield in excess of two kilotons. The plutonium and uranium are kept in separate compartments that are linked to a triggering mechanism that can be activated by a clock or a call from the cell phone. (SOURCE)

If these security experts are to be believed, the nuclear bombs are already in place within America.  So, it is only a matter of time.

I have to wonder if THAT is the reason the Obama Regime will not attack Iran and take out Iran’s nuclear facilities.  I have to wonder if this is the reason Obama will not allow Israel to do so.  Could it be, is it possible, that Al Qaida and Iran are, even now, blackmailing the American government?  (It’s called nuclear blackmail.)

Iran IS in the process of building the “Islam Bomb.”  That we know.  We also know they will use it.  We know they will use it on Israel and they will use in on America. Nuclear blackmail is the only reasonable answer to the question of why the US has not already taken Iran out.  Nothing else makes any sense.

Even the bible scriptures of the Old Testament tell us that Russia and Iran will team up to attack Israel. (Ezekiel chapters 38-39)  What do we have today?  Russia and Iran have formed an alliance, a nuclear alliance, for the purpose of producing nuclear power, which will, in turn, make it possible for Iran to use the spent fuel rods (supplied by Russia) from their nuclear reactor(s) to produce the materials necessary for their atomic bomb. (There is a much more scientific explanation for this, but this is all one needs to know to understand the danger to Israel and the US from Iran.)

As Obama brings US combat troops home form Iraq, which borders Iran, one has to wonder why?  Why are the troops coming home when it is so painfully obvious they are going to have to return in a few weeks, a few months, or a few years? 

We have told you many times in our commentaries that America will never leave the Middle East again. We have a long-coveted military position in that troubled area, which gives us the advantage of being “forward deployed” in a region that foments most of the world’s problems.  As the world’s policeman, by default, America needed a police station in that troubled neighborhood.  Now we have it — and we will not be giving it up.

But understand this:  American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are only speed bumps in Iran’s path once they have the bomb.  And they will have the bomb any day now.

Will the Obama Regime tell the American people the truth about the terrorist capability to wreak nuclear destruction on the homeland?  No, I don’t think they will.

Will Obama take the risk that nuclear bombs are here and can be detonated at any time, and take the iniatives and mount an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities?  Again, I believe the answer to be no.  You see, that takes strong leadership, of which Obama is not capable.

With the Damocles Sword of nuclear disaster dangling perilously over America’s head it will call for a leader with a steel backbone and rock solid determination to do what needs so desperately to be done.

Time is NOT on our side – not anymore.  We have reached the point at which anything we do is going to mean massive death and destruction to our friends and ourselves.

Yes, dear reader, I understand that all this sounds like an unlikely conspiracy.  But remember — as a TV promo says:  “ALL conspiracy theories are not just theories.”  Sometimes, those “theories” turn out to be very prescient.  We have no choice now but to wait and see.  It is sad that so many innocent people will die, needlessly, if this theory proves to be anything more than just a theory.

J. D. Longstreet

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Will The US Military Be Disenfranchised this November?

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on August 27, 2010

Will The US Military Be Disenfranchised this November?

Will Those Fighting To Protect The Right To Vote Not Have Their Votes Counted?

A commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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 There is concern that Obama’s DOJ, under the leadership of Eric Holder, the US Attorney General, might not be enforcing the new Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act as vigorously as they should. 

The MOVE Act, which was passed last October, is supposed to ensure that servicemen and women serving overseas have plenty of time to get in their absentee ballots.  However, if the DOJ does not enforce this law by holding the states to compliance, thousands of ballots from US military personnel serving overseas, including in Iraq and Afghanistan, may not arrive back in the home state of the soldier, sailor, Airman, or Marine, in time to be counted in the November 2nd Mid-Term Election.

Eric Eversole, director of the Military Voter Protection Project, a new organization devoted to ensuring military voting rights has said: “It is an absolute shame that the section appears to be spending more time finding ways to avoid the MOVE Act, rather than finding ways to ensure that military voters will have their votes counted… ”  Mr. Eversole continued: “The Voting Section seems to have forgotten that it has an obligation to enforce federal law, not to find and raise arguments for states to avoid these laws.” (SOURCE)

 

The MOVE act requires states to send absentee ballots to overseas military troops 45 days before an election, but a state can apply for a waiver if it can prove a specific “undue hardship” in enforcing it.

Senator Jon Cornyn, Republican of Texas, was one of the co-sponsors of the Move Act.  On July 26th he wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder and complained that he is concerned that the DOJ is allowing states to opt out of compliance with the Move Act.  In a statement to Fox News Senator Cornyn said:  “Military voters have been disenfranchised for decades, and last year Congress acted.”  Cornyn went on to say: “But according to recent information, the Department of Justice has expressed reluctance to protect the civil rights of military voters under the new law. All our men and women in uniform deserve a chance to vote this November, and the Obama administration bears responsibility for ensuring that they have it.”

Cornyn continued: “For far too long in this country, we have failed to adequately protect the right of our troops and their families to participate in our democratic process. The MOVE Act was supposed to end this sad history. The right to participate in democratic elections is fundamental to the American experience.” (SOURCE)

At least seven states, plus the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands, have filed requests for waivers with the USDOJ.  If those waivers are granted those states will not have to send ballots to their servicemen and servicewomen overseas on time.  That means, even if they DO receive their ballots and get them filled out and mailed back, they will not arrive in their home states in time to be counted.

The list of states, Districts, and US Territories asking for waivers: Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, New York, the Virgin Islands, Washington, and District of Columbia. (SOURCE)  (We believe this list to be incomplete as some news organizations are reporting as many as twelve states; others are reporting ten states, etc.)

Understand, it is the Department of Defense, which will make the final decision on whether the waivers will, or will not, be granted. BUT, it is the job of the Department of Justice to see that the law is enforced.

With the democrats set to receive a well deserved drubbing this November, it will not be surprising if those waivers are granted. 

The MOVE ACT contains a waiver provision, which allows states to exempt out of the requirements by demonstrating an extreme emergency.  BUT, that state must also submit a plan that provides sufficient time for military voters to have their vote counted.

Where is the outrage from the citizens of those states?  Isn’t it past time to fire off a letter, an e-mail, or just pick up the phone and call the Secretary of State’s office in that state — or the state Board of Elections, and demand that they get those ballots to those US citizens who are putting their lives on the line – daily — to protect the right to vote for ALL Americans, including themselves.

There is something very wrong about disenfranchising a soldier serving his/her country overseas, especially in a time of war. As my father would have said: “If we can put a man on the moon, surely we can get a ballot to a soldier in the field and back in time to be counted.”

This is wrong, folks.  Just plain WRONG!

J. D. Longstreet

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Has Mexico Become Somalia?

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on August 26, 2010

Has Mexico Become Somalia?

The Coming Invasion of Mexico

A commentary by J. D. Longstreet

If Republicans recapture the US Congress this November, one of the first orders of business should be to fence off our southern neighbor, Mexico. 

For generations of Americans an old adage “Good fences make good neighbors” was repeated and passed on to following generations Americans.  Somehow, the common sense of that old pearl of wisdom has been lost. But, I hasten to add that Americans living along the southern US border with Mexico have not forgotten it.

There is an full blown “insurgency” in our southern border states as Mexican dope terrorists engage in gun battles flinging rounds from their weapons across the border into American homes and schools and even public buildings as they wage war with their local and state police and among themselves.

The Mexican government is unable to bring anything approaching order to much of Mexico.  Those willing to murder and maim hold the real power in Mexico and it will only grow worse – unless the US military steps in.

There is something wrong when America can send its military to the far corners of the world to restore order and safety to citizens in war torn nations but cannot bring itself to do the same to one of its closest neighbors, especially when the violence there has resulted in the deaths of so many Americans even on the US side of the border.

So, now that a good portion of our military is being brought home from the Middle East, we propose that the Commander-in-Chief direct the war planners at the Pentagon to draw up immediate plans for an invasion and occupation of Mexico.  Once the violence there is brought to heel, the ‘feel good” democrats can begin their beloved program of nation building in a nation that needs it as badly as Iraq or Afghanistan.

Look, common sense says an invasion of Mexico is, for all practical purposes, a fait accompli.  It is going to happen. We have been forced to do it a number of times in the past and the problems with Mexico today are every bit as serious, if not more, so than they were then. 

In the meantime, we must, I repeat, we MUST build an effective barrier between the two nations.  It must be a serious barrier, one that will incorporate lethality as a final result for anyone attempting to defeat it by climbing over it or tunneling under it.

The time is far past for the Border Patrol.  We live in a period of history in which a government law enforcement agency cannot maintain the integrity of the border.  We propose relegating the Border Patrol to processing anyone caught, alive, who may have managed to negotiate the fence and enter the country illegally. 

We also propose the “Catch and Release” program be ended, forthwith, and all persons caught in the country illegally be placed in interment camps where they will be detailed to work on road projects and public works projects until the country they came from can be pacified and brought back into the family of civilized nations. They should be released with the warning that should they be caught a second time entering the US illegally, the sentence will be death.

Once the Border Patrol is pulled back and relieved of their duties of patrolling the border, THAT job should be handed over to the regular military forces with orders to seal the border with whatever means necessary — including the use of deadly force.

Enough is enough.  It is time the US brings to bear the full weight of its military force on Mexico. We have tolerated the thumbing of their noses at the sovereignty of our country for far too long.  Mexico is now a threat to our national security as surely as al Qaida and should be treated as such.

We have warned numerous times that if the US government does not act to bring order to the border with Mexico, American civilians, fed up with living where their lives and the lives of their families are in constant danger, will take up arms and do what Americans have always done, protect themselves.

The war being waged on our southern border is not going to get any better until the US military is ordered into to Mexico to quell the violence and force order at the point of a military weapon.

Yes, the whole thing IS disagreeable and one I don’t like contemplating.  But the “can’t we all just get along’ diplomacy of the Obama Regime is obviously not working and has, in fact, led us to this untenable situation where only military force can bring order.

We will soon have battle-hardened troops returning from Iraq.  These are ideal troops to send into Mexico after a few weeks of rest and relaxation. 

The longer the US dithers and waits, the mess is only going to get worse and more lives, both Mexican and American are going to be lost.

It is time, once again, to invade Mexico.

J. D. Longstreet

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Obama Lacks Respect Among World Leaders

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on August 24, 2010

Obama Lacks Respect Among World Leaders

A commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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Americans like to be liked.  At least, that is what we have been told for decades.  And while it is true to an extent, it is not one hundred percent true.  In fact, the American people will take respect over likeability when the occasion calls for it.  Actually, the American people’s desire for respect far exceeds that of their leaders who are, of course, politicians.  We all know that a politician’s political life depends upon his/her “likeability factor.”  It is far more important to them to be liked than to be respected.

That fact presents a terrible problem for the country in international diplomacy.  When our representatives are dealing with the leaders of foreign countries, especially our enemies, it is immeasurably important they be respected.  If there is no respect for the American leader, there is a better than even chance an attempt will be made to “roll” the American leader.  The foreign leader, in such a situation, gets what he wants from the American, while the American only THINKS he got what he wanted, only to find out later that he had been conned and, in fact, got the short end of the stick.

Mr. Obama’s foreign forays, flying into European countries and Asian countries, have yielded America nothing for all his flashy efforts abroad.  His meetings with foreign leaders has been “meet and greet,” dinner, posing for photographs, delivering remarks in which he apologizes for America’s short-comings, and waving from the steps of Air Force One and then flying away having accomplished nothing substantial, at all.

Even our traditional friends have taken a standoffish posture toward Obama.  The British, after having been offended by Obama in the first few days of his presidency, now stand back and reserve their efforts, on America’s behalf abroad, even though they are America’s oldest friend, the Mother Country, in fact. 

In the Middle East, Mr. Obama deliberately shunned The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, and left Mr. Netanyahu sitting alone for an hour or more while Obama went off to have dinner with his family.  That was an unforgivable snub and one that will never be forgotten.  Sooner than later, the US is going to need Israel’s help, covertly, or overtly, and it will be slow in coming, IF it comes at all.  What goes around — comes around.

 

See, Netanyahu believes that peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis can only be accomplished under Israel’s terms. And Netanyahu has said “NO” to Obama’s demand that there be no more settlements constructed by Israel.  That act by Netanyahu leaves Obama absolutely nothing he can offer to the Palestinians or the Syrians.  As we said – what goes around – comes around.

 

Obama’s henchmen in the White House are now more than a little concerned that the Obama Regime will be compared to the Jimmy Carter Administration.  They needn’t worry, it is already being compared to Jimmy Carter’s administration, and, it has come up short of Carter’s sterling performance as a paper tiger.

Newt Gingrich recently said: “Carter tried weakness and the world got tougher and tougher because the predators, the aggressors, the anti-Americans, the dictators, when they sense weakness, they all start pushing ahead.”  Gingrich also said, referring to the Obama Regime, “This does look a lot like Jimmy Carter.”  (SOURCE)

It has been said that Obama speaks apologetically and carries no stick at all!  

 

In May of this year, Ed Koch, a former Mayor of New York City, (a democrat) said the following in Koch’s Comments”: 

Have we lost the will to stand up to the bullies of the world? The administration points with pride to the fact that it is preceding with sanctions against Iran at the Security Council and that it succeeded in bringing Russia and China to the point where they too have agreed to vote for sanctions. To accomplish this, however, the US had to agree to Russia’s delivering arms to Iran, e.g., an anti-aircraft system that would be used to shoot down US, and Israeli planes that might in the future seek to eliminate Iran’s nuclear facilities. With respect to China and getting its consent to vote with us, we dropped sanction measures that would have crippled Iran’s banking and financial institutions and prohibited the sale of gasoline to Iran, which has no conversion facilities, which would have devastated its economy.

 

Some will say that pointing out these failures of will is jingoistic. I believe these failures to stand up for allies and most importantly to stand up for ourselves is why we are taken less seriously by nations throughout the world than should be the case. When others fully respected us, we were able to keep the world at peace. We are losing that ability with each passing day, as we demonstrate our unwillingness to teach the bullies of the world the lessons they deserve.

 

Speak softly and carry a big stick, Teddy Roosevelt said. President Obama speaks apologetically and carries no stick at all. No wonder North Korea torpedoed that South Korean warship, something they would not have done in all probability if China had not quietly approved. No wonder Brazil and Turkey thumb their noses at us. We have become a laughingstock.” (SOURCE)

 

We have disagreed with Mayor Koch on numerous occasions, but this is one of those times when we are in total agreement.

We continue to see America being laughed at and made fun of around the world while Obama bows and scrapes and apologizes.  It is embarrassing. But more than that — it is dangerous, very dangerous,  not only for America, but for the world.

J. D. Longstreet

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Madam Speaker Unmasks the Ugly Face of Socialism

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on August 23, 2010

Madam Speaker Unmasks the Ugly Face of Socialism
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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Back in the 1950’s, while still a lad in high School, I delivered a speech at the University of South Carolina. I don’t remember a great deal of what I said in that particular speech, but I remember I called notice to the dangers of socialism and communism — and the danger of an all powerful government they both demand.

I remember, too, that I mentioned how socialist governments, such as the one in the socialist Soviet Union used the power of the government to keep their citizens in check, in line, if you will. I mentioned how the secret police of the Soviet Union would come knocking at the doors of their citizen’s homes at the “dead hour” (3 AM), smash it in — and drag the would be dissident off to the Lubyanka Prison – and if he/she lived through the interrogation, would, quite likely, wind up in a gulag prison somewhere in the frigid climes of Siberia, there to work for the state while valiantly trying to remain alive.

Living in the socialist Soviet Union meant toeing the socialist line. One thing, which was never tolerated by the state, was disagreement with the state. If one dared to openly disagree with the government of that socialist country, you would be investigated, immediately, and fairly soon you would find yourself in the bowels of the Lubyanka Prison — or some other suitable site for “intensive interrogation” — then on to digging latrines in the frozen ground of Siberia.

So – what does this have to do with America today? I assure you it has more to do with the situation we Americans find ourselves in today than I care to dwell upon. But we will dwell upon it for a few moments.

Unfortunately, America finds herself on the threshold of just such a society ruled over by socialist thugs in charge of our government in Washington, DC.

We are all aware of the debate over the attempt to locate an Islamic Mosque, just 600 feet from the ghastly hole in the ground of New York City where the World Trade Center stood, until a handful of Muslims brought it down by crashing two loaded airliners into it killing nearly 3,000 innocent Americans including men, women and children.

Recently, the President of the United States announced, pointedly, and publicly, his support for the placement of that mosque so near the still tender scar on America’s soul.

An overwhelming majority of Americans have voiced their disapproval of that particular site for an Islamic mosque. Islam was the religion of those Muslims who hi-jacked those planes and deliberately flew them into the Twin Towers committing mass murder in the name of Islam. Some of the voices raised in disapproval are those of prominent citizens. They joined the protesting voices booming from the conservative side of the blogosphere including the voice of “yours truly.”

Just last week, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, a democrat, suggested that those who disagreed with the placement of that mosque at Ground Zero should be investigated.

When I heard what the Speaker had said, my blood ran cold. This was exactly the same thing I had warned the audience about, back in the 1950’s, at the University of South Carolina. I was just a high school kid then, but I already, instinctively, knew way down deep, where I live, that socialism was a product designed and manufactured in Hell and marketed by Satan, himself. I knew then, as I know now, that socialism is nothing more than a pleasant looking façade for pure evil.

Speaker Pelosi’s suggestion that those who disagreed with President B. Hussein Obama’s position of support for the Ground Zero Mosque should be investigated is straight out of the socialist handbook. Never, ever, disagree with them! They will make every effort to destroy anyone with the temerity to disagree with their “statist” philosophy.

Speaker Pelosi’s suggestion to investigate those, like myself, who disagree with Obama, is just one link in the chain of socialist slavery with which the democrats are working, tirelessly, to shackle America. They are making it known they are coming after anyone who threatens their hold on power.

As the American Mainstream Media has voluntarily pledged their fealty to the socialist government of B. Hussein Obama, it is the conservative voice of the blogosphere that presents the most vociferous challenge to Obama, Pelosi, and Reed and the socialists in the American government. We have NOT escaped their notice and, rest assured, they are coming after us anyway they can.

The democrats have guided America into socialism and they are now very afraid Americans will turn on them and snatch the reins of power from them. They are in a state of near panic while the level of anger toward them, and what they have done to America since 2006, has risen to an explosive level. That explosion is set for detonation on November 2nd of this year – and the democrats know it.

Publicly, the democrats deny it, while privately they are sick at heart over their blow-hard, narcissistic, President who has not only embarrassed them, but may have led their mutual political party to near destruction.

Indications are that the democrats are just now coming to realize Americans are not ready for socialism on a par with the socialist states of Europe. They already knew that my generation of Americans would never willingly accept socialism without a fight. They also knew that my generation could be counted on to vote — at every election.

As our national leaders observe the quiet rebellion of its citizens exercising their constitutional right to assemble and petition the government for redress of their grievances — under the banner of the Tea Parties, they react outwardly in surprise and anger. That is their public reaction. Privately, they know the game is over and their over-reaching gamble to turn America from a constitutional republic to a socialist sewer has failed.

It is incumbent upon the American electorate to hammer the nails into the coffin lid of the Democratic Party’s attempt to “Fundamentally Reform” America into a “collectivist” socialist state. We can do that by going to the polls this coming November and voting as many democrats out of office as we possibly can — and voting against new Democratic Party candidates seeking office, as well. Doing so will insure they cannot perpetuate those socialist programs they managed to activate since 2006 –and that includes ObamaCare.

In addition, we must make absolutely clear that we insist the GOP, once bestowed with the power of leadership, defunds and repeals those socialist programs with which the democrats have yoked America.

The GOP must understand that if they try and fail, or if they refuse, America will be very unforgiving and will vote them out of office, as well. The stage will then be set for a thriving third party, which will replace one of the two major parties in existence today — just as the Republicans replaced the Whig Party in the 19th century.

As a young High School student in the 1950’s I intuitively knew this fight was coming. Now that it is here – we must not fail.

J. D. Longstreet

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Madam Speaker Unmasks the Ugly Face of Socialism

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on August 23, 2010

Madam Speaker Unmasks the Ugly Face of Socialism
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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Back in the 1950’s, while still a lad in high School, I delivered a speech at the University of South Carolina. I don’t remember a great deal of what I said in that particular speech, but I remember I called notice to the dangers of socialism and communism — and the danger of an all powerful government they both demand.

I remember, too, that I mentioned how socialist governments, such as the one in the socialist Soviet Union used the power of the government to keep their citizens in check, in line, if you will. I mentioned how the secret police of the Soviet Union would come knocking at the doors of their citizen’s homes at the “dead hour” (3 AM), smash it in and drag the would be dissident off to the Lubyanka Prison – and if he/she lived through the interrogation, would, quite likely, wind up in a gulag prison somewhere in the frigid climes of Siberia, there to work for the state while valiantly trying to remain alive.

Living in the socialist Soviet Union meant towing the socialist line. One thing, which was never tolerated by the state, was disagreement with the state. If one dared to openly disagree with the government of that socialist country, you would be investigated, immediately, and fairly soon you would find yourself in the bowels of the Lubyanka Prison — or some other suitable site for “intensive interrogation then on to digging latrines in the frozen ground of Siberia.

So – what does this have to do with America today? I assure you it has more to do with the situation we Americans find ourselves in today than I care to dwell upon. But we will dwell upon it for a few moments.

Unfortunately, America finds herself on the threshold of just such a society ruled over by socialist thugs in charge of our government in Washington, DC.

We are all aware of the debate over the attempt to locate an Islamic Mosque just 600 feet from the ghastly hole in the ground of New York City where the World Trade Center stood until a handful of Muslims brought it down by crashing two loaded airliners into it killing nearly 3,000 innocent Americans including men, women and children.

Recently, the President of the United States announced, pointedly, and publicly, his support for the placement of that mosque so near the still tender scar on America’s soul.

An overwhelming majority of Americans have voiced their disapproval of that particular site for an Islamic mosque. Islam was the religion of those Muslims who hi-jacked those planes and deliberately flew them into the Twin Towers committing mass murder in the name of Islam. Some of the voices raised in disapproval are those of prominent citizens. They joined the protesting voices booming from the conservative side of the blogosphere including the voice of “yours truly.”

Just last week, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, a democrat, suggested that those who disagreed with the placement of that mosque at Ground Zero should be investigated.

When I heard what the Speaker had said, my blood ran cold. This was exactly the same thing I had warned the audience about back in the 1950’s at the University of South Carolina. I was just a high school kid then, but I already, instinctively knew way down deep, where I live, that socialism was a product designed and manufactured in Hell and marketed by Satan, himself. I knew then, as I know now, that socialism is nothing more than a pleasant looking façade for pure evil.

Speaker Pelosi’s suggestion that those who disagreed with President B. Hussein Obama’s position of support for the Ground Zero Mosque should be investigated is straight out of the handbook socialists. Never, ever, disagree with them! They will make every effort to destroy anyone with the temerity to disagree with their “statist” philosophy.

Speaker Pelosi’s suggestion to investigate those, like myself, who disagree with Obama, is just one link in the chain of socialist slavery with which the democrats are working, tirelessly, to shackled America. They are making it known they are coming after anyone who threatens their hold on power.

As the American Mainstream Media has voluntarily pledged their fealty to the socialist government of B. Hussein Obama, it is the conservative voice of the blogosphere that presents the most vociferous challenge to Obama, Pelosi, and Reed and the socialists in the American government. We have NOT escaped their notice and, rest assured, they are coming after us anyway they can.

The democrats have guided America into socialism and they are now afraid Americans will turn on them and snatch the reins of power from them. They are in a state of near panic while the level of anger toward them, and what they have done to America since 2006, has risen to an explosive level. That explosion is set for detonation on November 2nd of this year – and the democrats know it.

Publicly, the democrats deny it, while privately they are sick at heart over their blow-hard, narcissistic, President who has not only embarrassed them, but may have led their mutual political party to near destruction.

Indications are that the democrats are just now coming to realize Americans were not ready for socialism on a par with the socialist states of Europe. They already knew that my generation of Americans would never willingly accept socialism without a fight. They also knew that my generation could be counted on to vote — at every election.

As our national leaders observe the quiet rebellion of its citizens exercising their constitutional; right to assemble and petition the government for redress of their grievances — under the banner of the Tea Parties, they react outwardly in surprise and anger. That is their public reaction. Privately, they know the game is over and their over-reaching gamble to turn America from a constitutional republic to a socialist sewer has failed.

It is incumbent upon the American electorate to hammer the nails into the coffin lid of the Democratic Party’s attempt to “Fundamentally Reform” America into a “collectivist” socialist state. We can do that by going to the polls this coming November and voting as many democrats out of office as we possibly can — and voting against new Democratic Party candidates seeking office, as well. Doing so will insure they cannot perpetuate those socialist programs they managed to activate since 2006 –and that includes ObamaCare.

In addition, we must make absolutely clear that we insist the GOP, once bestowed with the power of leadership, defunds, and repeals those socialist programs with which the democrats have yoked America.

The GOP must understand that if they try and fail, or if they refuse, America will be very unforgiving and will vote them out of office, as well. The stage will then be set for a thriving third party, which will replace one of the two major parties in existence today — just as the Republicans replaced the Whig Party in the 19th century.

As a young High School student in the 1950’s I intuitively knew this fight was coming. Now that it is here – we must not fail.

 J. D. Longstreet

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Iran’s Dance of Death Continues as a Weak US President Looks On

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on August 22, 2010

Iran’s Dance of Death Continues as a Weak US President Looks OnA Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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“Engineers began loading fuel rods into a nuclear reactor on Iran’s southern coast Saturday, a milestone that puts the long-delayed plant within a few weeks of operation, Iranian state television reported. 

  

John R. Bolton, the Bush administration’s former United Nations envoy, made waves and set off war jitters last week after he said that Israel was running out of time to bomb the plant before the fuel cells were loaded, or otherwise risk creating a radioactive cloud that would harm too many civilians.  

  

Iran countered with its own threat. “In that case, we will lose a power plant, but Israel’s existence will be in danger,” said Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen Ahmad Vahidi.  

  

Iran could theoretically make bombs by extracting plutonium from the reactor’s spent fuel rods, although Russia has vowed to keep a close tab on the plant and recover any such material and experts doubt such an outcome.” 

“Resistance of the Iranian nation along with their independence-seeking spirit as well as their strong support for their officials have led to the completion of the Bushehr power plant project,” Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, told reporters. (SOURCE)  

  

And of this makes the Islam Bomb an imminent possibility.  

Back in May of 2008, we wrote that if Iran were to lay down her arms, remove her troops from Iraq, back away from the Straits of Hormuz, stop threatening the free flow of oil from the Middle East, cut off funding and supplying terrorists in Gaza and Lebanon and the other trouble spots around the globe, and basically, behave herself… then, we might be view her in a different light. 

But, as long as Iran’s mad mullahs and hallucinating henchmen continue to prance and preen, shine their shields and rattle their sabers, any attempt, on the part of the Obama Regime (or any other nation at which their vitriol is directed) to talk with them is viewed as appeasement… and rightly so. 

Since the beginning of warfare between tribes there has always been those who want to try talking to the enemy tribe in an attempt avoiding open combat.  They are, inevitably, the weakest members of the threatened tribe.  Unfortunately, it is their protestations that “peace at any price” has cost more lives, in the long run, than would have been lost had the battle begun immediately and ended quickly with one tribe, or the other, wining decisively. 

Appeasement does two things:  It demonstrates the appeasing side’s weakness and fear and it allows the threatening side to grow stronger and bolder and even more determined to put the pip-squeak nation, begging for peace, out of it’s misery. 

Even inferring that one might talk to Iran, if one were in a position of power from which to do so, does the nation a disservice.  It demonstrates the naiveté, the inexperience, and the lack of security in one’s ability to lead a nation of free people who went to war against a world superpower to gain their freedom and have fought ever since to maintain their freedom. 

A great nation does not negotiate peace with another nation threatening war against it.  A great nation swats the offending nation, as one would a fly, then dictates the terms of peace to THEM. Great leaders understand that.  “Pretenders to Greatness” have never understood that. History records great nations and great leaders.  Pretenders to greatness MAY gain mention in the footnotes of history. 

So, as Obama’s diplomatic elite urge appeasement of Iran by “talking” — understand they are not representative of the vast majority of the American people who had much rather act as men, standing on their feet in defense of their nation, than as weaklings on their knees, exposing their necks to the sword of the enemy. 

 Courage begets greatness.  Fear begets timidity. Timidity gives birth to acts of appeasement. When facing an enemy determined to destroy the US, which they refer to as “The Great Satan,”  there is no place for timidity in the Office of the President of the United States.  

J. D. Longstreet

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The Shining City on a Hill Lacks Luster.

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on August 19, 2010

The Shining City on a Hill Lacks Luster.
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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The push for a new constitution for America has begun.

We have all heard the expression: “A Living Constitution.” It means the constitution our Founding Fathers gave us is a document that should be interpreted by taking into consideration that we Americans live, today, in a different time, a different world, than did our forefathers of the 18th century. We live in the 21st century.

Those who believe this – and there is a frighteningly large number of them – are in high places of power, including judicial power, as well as everyday working class Americans. They are flat-out WRONG.

Before I go on, allow me to assure you that I am not among those who advocate a “living constitution.” I am of the opinion the original constitution says what it means and means what it says. That makes me what is referred to today as an “originalist.” That is fine by me.

See, I believe the original constitution has made this country unique — and great in its uniqueness. It has made Americans the freest people on the face of the planet. It has allowed Americans to become the most prosperous people in history. Even our poor are light years better off than the poor of other nations.

The constitution placed restraints on the government of America allowing the American citizen to be all they could and can be – and then some. As a result, we became one of the most creative nations ever in the history of civilization.

For many decades, there has been a portion of Americans who have sought to crush America’s liberty, America’s freedom, and create a New America. They seek to create a collectivist society in America. We call it socialism.

For many decades these people have pulled the strings of their marionettes from the shadows. Now THEY are in positions of ultimate power in the US Government.

Their intentions are to kill off the America we know and replace it with a government not shackled by the democratic process and free of the burden of acting as a representative of the people. Ultimately, they will replace the constitutional republican form of government America has enjoyed since her founding. They envision themselves taking the reins off the government, which is simply another way of saying — they intend to by-pass the restraints on the government enforced by the original constitution.

Most Americans know that today’s America is not the America of 50 or 60 years ago. Slowly and quietly, those who seek to change America have been maneuvering a judicial form of government into place. Today, the federal judiciary, not the Congress, is making more and more of the nation’s laws. In many cases, judges, legislating from the bench, have been appointed to those positions for life. They have little to fear from the electorate. You see, they have never been elected. They are, in effect, un-elected legislators.

While the form of our government remains the same, the making of America’s laws has slowly shifted from the national legislature, the Congress, to the federal judiciary, the federal judges.

For evidence we have only to look to California. The people of that state went to the polls and decided that the marriage of two adult homosexuals, of the same gender, would not be allowed in their state. The voice of the people of California had spoken. That was that.

But wait! A judge has now ruled that the people of California were wrong. Just because they spoke through the ballot box (in accordance with the laws of their state) against gay marriage in the state of California, did not make it legal, in the opinion of that judge, and he simply ruled the law — the people of the state had just agreed to — out of existence, forcing them to accept a way of life they do not want in their state. One man over-ruled the votes of the citizens of state of California. One man did that. It is a clear case of “Rule by Judges.” It is also known as oligarchy, which means the rule of a few over the many.

Recently, we replaced a liberal Supreme Court Justice with another liberal Supreme Court Justice. So – we are even, right? Not so, in my opinion.

The new Justice is much younger and I am afraid we are going to learn she is far more likely to view the constitution as a “living document” and far more likely to consider outside opinions. That is to say — we feel she will consider the rulings of judges in other lands, lands quite unlike America, in forming her own opinions on similar cases before the US Supreme Court.

She was appointed for life, so she has nothing to fear from American citizens who may disagree with her opinions and/or decisions.

I am of the opinion that America stands at a crossroads today. The direction we choose will determine the life or death of that once “Shining City on a Hill.”

Every generation of Americans has faced their own threats to the nation’s survival. They not only faced the threat, they summoned up the will, and they took the action necessary to overcome the threat – thus preserving America for the next generation.

This generation, in my opinion, is NOT demonstrating the depth of will their predecessors did, however. And it is worrisome because it is they who will either save America, this time, or allow it to crumble and fall and, eventually, wind up on the ash heap of history, as did the great Roman Empire.

On November 3rd, of this year, we will have a better understanding of this generation’s will to live free. Will they save America? We will know their intentions on the morning of Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010.

J. D. Longstreet

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“Useful Idiots” used by Muslims to Locate Mosque at Ground Zero

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on August 17, 2010

“Useful Idiots” used by Muslims to Locate Mosque at Ground Zero

A commentary by J. D. Longstreet

 

“This naivety and ignorance on the part of the Left is like Christmas in July for Muslim leaders. The Islamists and Jihadists are laughing in their sleeves at such stupidity, but they will soon laugh aloud if Muslims become the majority in these countries. Ironically, the Jihadists first victims will be the leftists, the socialists and the godless,” warned Michael Youssef, founder of Evangelical Anglican Church of the Apostles and Leading the Way ministry.  He goes on to say that the Ground Zero Mosque is part of Islam’s overall goal to dominate the world. (SOURCE)

 

In an article at “The Christian Post” Mr. Youssef is quoted as saying: “Most Westerners do not understand that Islam is not a religion in their true understanding of what the word means,” he argued Tuesday. “Islam is a political and social ideology that will never submit to a secular form of government. Islamists will wait until such time as they are able to transform societies into Sharia-dominated ones, giving citizens a Taliban-type government.”  Mr. Youssef continued: “Islamic and Arabic media outlets are triumphantly, if not blatantly, saying that Islam is a superior religion, therefore it can build a mosque anywhere in the world, and the infidels need to shut up and accept it… “

 

Youssef has lived in Egypt and Lebanon.  According to the article in The Christian Post he warns the public to be wary of the language that Muslim leaders behind the Ground Zero Mosque are using, such as “tolerance” and “freedom of religion,” to gain approval. (The entire article can be read HERE.)

 

In the same article, the Rev. Peg Chemberlin, president of the National Council of Churches is quoted thusly. “This center will reflect not only the best of Islam, but the enduring hope that Christians, Jews and Muslims can together find common ground in addressing the most urgent challenges of our time.” (SOURCE)

 

(In the spirit of full disclosure allow me to say that one of the reasons — among many — that I left my church was their support of the National Council of Churches.) 

 

I agree with Mr. Youssef on this.  The left is being used by the Muslims behind the Ground Zero Mosque to get what they want — and that is nothing more than a celebratory edifice of triumphalism near a spot where Muslims murdered nearly 3,000 Americans — men, women and children.

 

American religious leftists are throwing their support to the GZM. It is not at all unexpected.  As a part of the “Blame America First” crowd, they never miss a chance to do just that. Their own naiveté does more damage to America than many of America’s more overt enemies.  They bring shame of “The Faith of our Fathers” and America’s religious community still striving to live up to, and into, the Judeo-Christian faith upon which this nation was founded.

 

Even the President of the United States, who has been slowly shedding his façade as a Christian and allowing his Muslim roots to show, had to take a step back from his public support for placing a Mosque so close to that hallowed ground. 

 

Americans know a desecration when they see one and most of us recognize an abomination as well. Placing a mosque anywhere near that spot is BOTH!

 

The truth is – this is one of those times when our constitutional right to freedom of religion is coming back to bite us.  The practice of Islam in America, in my opinion, is such a threat to the survival of this country as a free constitutional republic that it ought not be allowed.  But – the constitution, as written, says we must. And it will remain that way until Americans become angry enough to change it.

 

The attack on America continues from without and from within.  She has entered her own dark ages now and whether she will survive is anyone’s guess. 

 

If you want to see what America will look like in another hundred years just drive across our southern border into Mexico. Add only a Taliban-like government and you will have America one hundred years into the future.

 

Thank God, I won’t be here to see it!

 

J. D. Longstreet

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