The 56 rebels knew they very well might be hanged for what they were about to do. As lawyers, merchants, farmers and landowners, they had plenty to lose. Fighting against an imperial ruler, they had everything to gain.
They were embarking on an adventure – not only because they were revolting against their own government and fighting outmanned and outgunned against a superior military – but because they were creating a radical approach to self-governance.
The 56 men who signed our Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, knew the only way they ever would be successful in their audacious plan was if they stood together. As Benjamin Franklin said at the signing, “if we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.”
We have politicians who would rather divide us based on income, gender or race than unite us as Americans. They want citizens to believe that “all men were created equal” really means “all men are entitled to an equal share.” They want their fellow Americans to believe anyone else’s economic success always comes at their own expense.
~ I agree with this premise for the perspective of Texas being the first to break off. Being a Separate State, Someone else said it best: Texas is pretty much the only place where State takes precedence over country. Should the US disintegrate, you just know they’re off on their own.
Mojave — The region shares traits beyond geographical similarities (i.e., the desert). The area, outside of Sin City, is typically conservative. There is a strong Latino population, mainly in the Border States of Arizona and New Mexico. Plus, the states are caught between California and Texas, two states that would likely overlook the needs of these less populated regions should an alliance be formed. Named after the desert in south Nevada and north Arizona.
It may be accurate to blame Barack Hussein Obama for the woes that this country is facing, but the man behind the curtain, the leftist version of a Karl Rove is solely more responsible for getting him elected than any person on the planet. Since the “historic” ascendancy and 2008 election of Obama, it has come out that Axelrod is more than just a paid political hack, more than just an “adviser.” As Paul Kengor writes in the American Spectator:
“He is imager of the image and narrator of the narrative. No single person is more responsible for making Barack Obama president. Come November 2008, it was nothing short of a stunning change for America, a genuinely historical feat the man known as Ax hopes to repeat in November 2012.
And it helps that the two—story-maker and story, composer and theme—think alike. “You know, he and I share a basic worldview,” Obama told the New York Times. “I trust his basic take on what the country should be and where we need to move toward—not just on specific policy but how politics should be able to draw on our best and not our worst.”
Born in New York in 1955, Axelrod says of his parents that they were, “your classic New York leftist Democrats.” But that doesn’t really do justice to the activities of his mother, Myril Bennett Axelrod. She worked for an extremely political newspaper, the liberal New York daily, the PM.
Existing only from 1940 to 1948, the problem at the PM was infiltration by communists pushing the “Stalinist line.” One such person was a confirmed soviet spy, I.F. Stone, among many others.
Axelrod followed in his mother’s footsteps and began writing a leftist political column for a local Chicago newspaper, the Hyde Park Herald. Following his father’s suicide, young Axelrod caught the attention of two men who would be instrumental in guiding his political leanings and by extension, Barack Hussein Obama’s as well.
But of course despite the proof, Axelrod Plays Dumb on Obama and Socialist ‘New Party’. Senior Obama campaign political strategist David Axelrod played dumb this afternoon when confronted by Breitbart News about President Barack Obama’s membership in the socialist New Party in the mid-1990s.
Earlier today, author Stanley Kurtz released proof that Obama had been a member of, and sought the endorsement of, ( smoking gun) the radical group in 1996–contrary to the Obama campaign’s denials.
* As any loyal follower of Alinsky , David helped Justice Dept craft Fast and Furious public relations strategy.
“We [Holder, Axelrod and the White House] have certainly talked about ways in which we could deal with the interaction between the Justice Department and Congress — about ways in which we would,” Holder said in questioning before the House Judiciary Committee.
June 2012: Congressman Randy Forbes was able to question the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder on various topics including his relationship with the White House, the media response around Fast & Furious and the prosecution the DOJ is pursuing.
Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. It also infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.
Another leftist smear tactic was used recently on Herman Cain. So it’s curious that all the sexual harassment allegations against Cain emanate from Chicago: home of the Daley machine and Obama consigliere David Axelrod.
Suspicions had already fallen on Sheila O’Grady, who is close with David Axelrod and went straight from being former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley’s chief of staff to president of the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA), as being the person who dug up Herman Cain’s personnel records from the National Restaurant Association (NRA).
In closing Communists boast of ‘mentoring’ Axelrod. A purported communist activist claiming he served as political mentor to President Obama’s Senior Adviser David Axelrod.
The correspondence is highlighted in a brand-new book that exposes evidence of Axelrod working closely with a pair of communist activists who boasted of aiding Axelrod’s political career.
The book documents how Don Rose, founder of the pro-communist Hyde Park Voices and member in the 1960s of a purported Communist Party front, the Alliance to End Repression, boasted of his relationship with Axelrod:
“Your dad and I ‘mentored’ and helped educate [Axelrod] politically,” Rose writes, “which is perhaps why you may recall seeing him hanging around the house.”
~ PF noticed this unusual weather system of swirling clouds in the Aleutian Islands last night. They were predicted to have normal rain last night. I am wondering if the smoke from these bombers could cause it? Anyone? ~ JP
Two Russian strategic nuclear bombers entered the U.S. air defense zone near the Pacific coast on Wednesday and were met by U.S. interceptor jets, defense officials told the Free Beacon.
It was the second time Moscow dispatched nuclear-capable bombers into the 200-mile zone surrounding U.S. territory in the past two weeks.
An earlier intrusion by two Tu-95 Bear H bombers took place near Alaska as part of arctic war games that a Russian military spokesman said included simulated attacks on “enemy” air defenses and strategic facilities.
A defense official said the Pacific coast intrusion came close to the U.S. coast but did not enter the 12-mile area that the U.S. military considers sovereign airspace.
~ Remember this Defense Dept. is under the thumb of Obama
The bomber flights near the Pacific and earlier flights near Alaska appear to be signs Moscow is practicing the targeting of its long-range air-launched cruise missiles on two strategic missile defense sites, one at Fort Greely, Alaska and a second site at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
In last month’s intercept of two Russian Tu-95 bombers, U.S. F-15s and Canadian CF-18s were used. The most likely aircraft used in Wednesday’s intercept were U.S. F-15 jets based at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.
Kirby and U.S. Northern Command spokesmen, apparently in line with the Obama administration’s conciliatory reset policy toward Russia, sought to play down both bomber intrusions. The Pentagon spokesman said the latest Pacific intrusion was “assessed as another training activity.”
Last week, Rep. Michael R. Turner (R., Ohio), chairman of the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee, said the Bear H intrusions near Alaska showed Russia’s response to the administration’s reset policy. He said air incursions, along with threats to attack U.S. missile defense sites preemptively, were signs of Putin’s aggression in the face of President Obama’s promised flexibility in talks with Moscow.
According to U.S. officials, some 30 bombers and support aircraft took part in the war games, including the Bear Hs and Tu-160 Blackjack bombers.
A suspected terrorist who MI5 believe is a would-be suicide bomber was found repeatedly near the Olympic Games venue.The alleged al-Qaeda militant was caught crossing through the Olympic Park five times, breaking a ban imposed by the Home Secretary, The Sunday Telegraph has learned.
A Home Office lawyer warned after his discovery in the Olympic area that the man – known as CF – wanted to “re-engage in terrorism-related activities, either in the UK or Somalia” and is “determined to continue to adhere to his Islamist extremist agenda”.
His detention is the most serious security alert yet to hit the Olympic Park.
It is disclosed today after a week which saw 14 terror-related arrests across Britain, including a white Muslim convert detained over an alleged plan to carry out a major terrorist attack.
On Friday Barack Obama issued an Executive Order putting in place re-establishing a national security measure and emergency preparedness telecommunications functions. This EO will cover a broad spectrum of emergencies. This order piggybacks on previous EO’s of this nature, including Executive Order 12472 which established The National Communications System (NCS).
“The federal government must have the ability to communicate at all times and under all circumstances to carry out its most critical and time sensitive missions,” the order reads, which calls for “survivable, resilient, enduring and effective communications” during emergencies.
In this order Barack Obama establishes the Executive Committee on National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications, or NS/EP communications, to be staffed with high-ranking officials from eight agencies and departments. Interestingly enough the order comes a week after a severe storm brought widespread power outages in and around the D.C. area.
These officials to the committee will come from the:
Homeland Security Department
Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
General Services Administration
Federal Communications Commission
~ Sounds like full out to me.
The NCS, which was created back in the 1960′s following the Cuban missile crisis gave birth to the Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS), that allows government agencies to access both land line and wireless communications services in the even of power outages or disruptions in service. GETS carries a tagline:
“When the going gets tough, GETS keeps you going.”
Words involving idiomatic (Proverb) and distinct meanings of “go” and “tough.” In context, “the going” means “the situation,” “gets tough” means “becomes difficult,” “the tough” means “people who are strong or enduring,” and “get going” means “become fully engaged.” Taken together, the meaning of the phrase is “When the situation becomes difficult, the strong will work harder to meet the challenge.” – Known socialist Joseph P. Kennedy