President Barack Obama welcomed the NCAA Champion UConn Huskies Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams to the White House to honor their 2014 NCAA Championships. (June 9)
Indeed, for only the second time in ten years, in which the same university, Connecticut having had both the men and women’s college basketball teams winning both championships at the end of the NCAA’s college basketball season.
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CONGRATSto the University of Connecticut’s men and women’s basketball teams on winning the NCAA’s 2014 championships!
Now Mr. President Barack Hussein Obama, what is it going to be, for the United States of America, to lead as a global leader or to show that you are now “weak” as in “show restraint” ?
United States of America President Obama, giving today the graduation speech at the Army West Point Academy today explains what has been going on in regards as of late to the planned withdrawal of USA armed forces troops in the country of Afghanistan by 2016.
What it now all comes down to is that, to the new graduates from West Point and I do extend my congrats to them and to their families, that the United States of America is NOT your parent’s or even your grandparent’s United States of America.
Safe to say, to both America’s friends and enemies, that is NOW going to be viewed as WEAKNESS, no ifs, ands, or buts.
This is the United States of America in 2014, a nation that has now showed that being weak now pays off as well as being POLITICAL CORRECT.
WELCOME to United States Army leadership West Point Academy Class of 2014 and to the United States of America of 2014.
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Today I am just starting to learn more about what had happened this past weekend in Santa Barbara, CA, United States of America when another horrible crime incident took place, and this time not just with a gun, but with a knife and with a car which resulted in six young adults dead.
First of all, my condolences to the families, friends, and the University of California, Santa Barbara over this very tragic loss of life this past weekend. There is nothing as horrible as the sudden loss of young lives and of the grief of parents who end up having to bury their children.
Having said that, issue must be taken in regards to the “gun control crowd”.
I have noticed more and more that every time there is a horrible mass killings, the gun control crowd come right out of the woodwork demanding that guns be banned. Yet did not the person who was responsible for this rampage used also a knife and a car? Do we want to ban knifes and cars? Of course not! Yet when it comes to guns, even when use for common defense, there is still an outcry. Had one of the victims had a gun on him or herself, would there still be an outcry for gun control? Or would one of the parents of one of the victims who was killed been USED by these same people who push for gun control, during the worse of his grief?
Rather the proper thing to do is leave the father alone to grieve in peace and privacy, as well as to bury his son.
The sad thing is that the gun control crowd will simply USED such victims parents just like a paper towel that has been used, then thrown away once the gun control crowd realize success on their terms.
Rather, it must be realized that it is time people who commit crimes, even those as HORRIBLE as this one, be the ones who are to be made RESPONSIBLE for the crimes they commit.
Even the horror of this crime goes way beyond the issue of mental illness.
Even more so, it is time for the realizing that when mass killings such as these take place, it is the realization that there is a hidden war that still goes on to this very day, this very minute, called the war of Heaven verses Hades, or the great spiritual war. In other words, the enemy and his demons took control of the soul of this most recent mass killer name Elliot Rodger. It was PERFECT demonic possession, pure and simple.
The sad reality is that gun control laws can never prevent such horrible killings such as this one.
GIVE CREDIT where credit is due to Joe the Plumber who took issue with the gun control crowd. In translation it means that this effort to use horrible tragic events to promote one’s political agenda not only is WRONG but will in the end, to use this term, it will “backfire” against such promoters.
Thank-you Joe the Plumber for telling the truth.
What it all comes down to is that on the local, county, state, and national levels, there are enough gun crime prevention laws on the books already. Enforce those and not create any new laws that could over the course of time be declared unconstitutional by a court of law, most likely in the United States Supreme Court. Enforcing present laws is the best course to go.
During the course of this week, Americans, and for that matter, the rest of the world witnessed people who live in a very old country, Egypt, stand up and say by protesting in HUGH protest rallies; ENOUGH. Enough of the heavy-handed ruled by both Muhammad Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. So much ENOUGH that they made their demands known via the massive street protests and the Egyptian military stepping in removing from power President Morsi.
Will things bode better for Egypt remains to be seen. It would not surprise me if this does happen over and over again in Egypt.
On this July 4, 2013, is for the United States of America a “crossroads time”, a time that this country is going to have to make decisions that will affect its future. The economy, taxes, Obamacare, a federal government out-of-control, the borders, etc., weigh the USA down. On this 237th birthday of the United States of America, Americans, and that includes myself are challenged to “take this country back”. Take it back by living in FULL the ideas of both the Declaration and the United States Constitution. Also living in FULL the positive values that made the USA a GREAT and GOOD nation.
Today is Independence Day, United States of America. Time to take America back Americans! HAPPY 237th BIRTHDAY and God Bless!
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
The 56 signatures on the Declaration appear in the positions indicated:
Column 1 Georgia:
Column 2 North Carolina:
John Penn South Carolina:
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Column 3 Massachusetts:
John Hancock Maryland:
Charles Carroll of Carrollton Virginia:
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Column 4 Pennsylvania:
George Ross Delaware:
Column 5 New York:
Lewis Morris New Jersey:
Column 6 New Hampshire:
William Whipple Massachusetts:
Robert Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry Rhode Island:
William Ellery Connecticut:
Oliver Wolcott New Hampshire:
Right now, I am keeping a “very careful eye” on the coming northeastern storm, Sandy. Having just gotten home yesterday from a very wonderful Christian/Catholic women’s retreat weekend, towards its end, was warned to prepare. Had been able to do that, despite being tired from this wonderful weekend of a new spiritual beginning which was needed after four difficult and heartbreaking months of ill-health, my mother Edna’s advancing age and ill-health as well as both the sudden illness and death of the man I love, David.
For those who read this article, PLEASE keep me in your prayers that I and my cats get through this storm. PLEASE also pray for those who are in the thick of it right now in the affected areas, be they humans or animals. For those who are in the thick of it, stay safe and get your prepping efforts DONE NOW. May God Bless and keep everyone, including this blogger and her cats SAFE.AMEN.
“At an October 19, 1998 conference at Loyola University, Barack Obama spoke against “propaganda” that said government doesn’t work and the need to “pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution.”
“In Happy Valley, flags fly at half- staff as former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, who died Sunday of lung cancer, will be buried Wednesday. His family has scheduled three days of public memorial events on campus this week. (Jan. 23)”
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