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I have no doubt, as much as we get upset about politicians,most people who will show up to vote will do so based on the propaganda and lies that come out of the media mouths of such people like Sarah Palin,Sean Hanity,Rush Limbaugh, and the majority of the Fox News team in general.

When we add the promises never kept by the GOP candidates and PR politicians,who have been everywhere from town hall meetings,meet and greets, and done media time paid for by the Koch Brothers and their cronies, we can all be certain no one has told the voter who they court,the truth yet. Nor will those who vote for the GOP majority have taken time as a majority to search for the truth before they vote. Instead they will show up to vote on nothing more than propaganda and false hope.

How much of that is both the fault of the Democrat Party who never confront the onslaught of the GOP lies but add some of their own promises that they,themselves, will never be able to keep? Why doesn’t the Democrat PR teams do as an effective job at exposing the lies and the propaganda, as does the Christian Coalition and the Conservatives do in promoting it?

Like it or not, the conservatives do have a far better organized machine in place when it comes to selling their lies,than does the Democrats do in exposing their lies. If the predictions are correct,then the tea party is once more going to gain heavy inroads into both our State legislatures and take over control of the Senate as well.

How much responsibility do we the Democrat voter need to take for not showing up at the election polls to vote in midterm elections? The Social media is almost entirely flooded by the paid for hate,lies,and propaganda of the conservatives. Don’t too many on our side of the aisle simply let it past instead of refuting their lies?

Do both we and our candidates let the opposition campaigns win when we and they do or say nothing to combat it? We have almost all the facts on our side where history shows that budgets get balanced under Democratic leadership and our economy and job market improves, under the leadership of the Democrat Party. So why don’t both the Party and we,promote those facts more,in an effort to confront their lies? Why have generations of Democrats allowed the Republican lies convince the American public that Republicans do better in these areas?

Vote Democrat on November 4th. Our future depends on it!

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I’m writing this in response to a complaint filed on my blog,by a person who was actually attempting to run their spam past me. I too recognize the mistakes made,primarily in the beginning of my writing,and I blanch just a little myself.  I began writing my blog to warn people of the encroaching problems and half truths that were accompaning the Tea Party candidates, in 2009.  I knew their real goal was to prevent Obama care from happening.

I had no doubt,what their mission was nor who was financing them, since much of what was being said had eerie overtones from both the Joe McCarthy and John Birch Society days.  I knew  Grover Norquist,was an enthusiastic supporter,of both, and no one in the Republican Party got past Grover.

I hadn’t written for years,seriously,as the majority of my endeavors up to that point were spent in research,study,and oil painting.  I still have an occasional mistake, but I feel the message is more important than grammar correctness.  If you disagree with me,then I request that you not burden yourself to lower your higher grammatical standards,over my own.  My attempt is to bring common sense back to the voter or to offer self help or guidance.  I don’t now,nor did I ever profess to be,a teacher of grammar or spelling correctness

To those who share my concerns of what the religious right and conservative right, paid for by the Koch Brothers in the name of Tea Party Patriotism and Christian values, is doing to our States and in Washington,I urge you to vote. It saddens me when they are nothing more than a Trojan Horse to hide in,while they deny Americans their Constitutional rights,outside of their own,”Good Old Boy” system.

The dollars are into unheard of amounts that they are spending to spread falsehoods and propaganda against their competition,and they must be stopped, while the people still have the ability to do so.  Vote November 4th,for the future of the next generations that will follow us,or for your own futures to be pulled from the slavery they are attempting to bind you in,to better serve the needs of the white male and their favored Corporate and Oil Refinery Billionaires. A tragedy is taking place in our Nation and it must be stopped beginning with the mid-term elections,when turn out is statistically low. Only we can stop it!

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I need to apologize to my earnest followers, for not returning to my blog as I had hoped.  Much has happened in both my personal experience of travel, remodel, and enjoyment of my husbands retirement.  At my age, we find ourselves always balancing the good with health problems sometimes co-existing at the same time, as being part of life.

I would just warn you, that the influence of the media such as Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Fox news, has only grown more hateful, and short of facts, even while most of my readers are already aware of their false propaganda, spreading. When we think they can not outdo their spread of false information, through capitalizing on the ignorance of the voter, we find out just how wrong we are.

Through even more outrageous mockery of our President and their opposition, and through even more spending by the Tea Partyand the Religious Right, they show no shame. Their colors show to the already aware amongst us,during yet another election year;While they continue to bamboozle the voter with their self-serving and deliberate distortion of facts. The majority of Republican conservatives continue to show us just how wrong we are to think they cannot get worse, by increasing spending and false information in triplicate. Both are playing out within our States and through their representatives in Washington.

The only thing that is going down in both monetary value and funding, is the treatment of both the workers and the poor who are increasingly one and the same, as the conservatives and tea party members continue to deny both a fair wage, as the “yes people,” to Corporate America.  What is taking place against the rights of women and their health issues is a travesty and a miscarriage of justice, going unanswered in 31 States, where laws were passed giving the rights to both rapists and the fetus, over the rights of a woman, to the pursuit of justice in America.

These laws were passed and added to the Republican platform without protests, and under lies being broadcasted against the opposition.  Vote against the Republican Candidates for re-election and election on November 3rd, and keep voting against them until the Republican Party hears the voice of the people over the idiots now running their party! Democracy depends on it!

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Hi everyone! I’m afraid I haven’t had much time, as of late, for my blog but plan to be back in full force before the fall elections. I have voted in my own State primaries, and sad to report, I had the shortest primary ballot that I can remember ever having.

I’m afraid there is little to no acceptance for choices on the Democrat ticket, this year, since my State like all other red states appear to be taken over by tea party funding. I’m sure the Democrat machine is more supportive in some of your Blue States, than it is in the Red States, that go overwhelmingly for Republicans,anyway. At least it is my fondest hope, they are!

I’m not ready to come back full time to my blog yet, as at this stage, we are looking at a home remodel,here,followed later by an extended trip out of the heat. I just wanted to remind you, my readers, that the only way we can lose is to believe we are powerless and not vote.

Statistically Democrats do not get out to vote in the off years and in 2010, because of it, 72 new tea party paid Republicans took office in Washington and our States and have been chipping away at the equality of women and minorities ever since! Vote!

Thanks for your continued support of my blog and for your remaining loyalty! Later then!

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We need not look any further than Mayor Ford of Toronto, Canada, to see a person on the latest video circulating with the Mayor ranting and raving to understand what rant and raving looks like in it’s extreme.

People who absorb much of the nastiness of others along with life’s stresses often will blow with the help of alcohol. I certainly am not suggesting that Canadians need excuse Mayor Ford’s behavior, as an elected official, but instead I think we can all agree we are witnessing the effects of alcohol on the brain and he needs treatment.

I admit when I was still drinking, while dealing with accepting the fact I was becoming more disabled from chronic pain everyday, going through empty nest syndrome, and dealing with 3 women who took it on themselves to make certain I knew their point of view on a family matter was not in synch with my own, I did a little ranting and raving myself.

If I hadn’t of unloaded at the time, I’m not sure that I would be alive today. Stresses in our lives often build and we do sometimes in life, need to emit, but never to the extreme that Mayor Ford did.

My major upset with my entire extended family at the time was their refusal to understand why I was not the person to be taking care of a verbally abusive elderly person, which most rational people would understand and act accordingly. People who are facing disability themselves, are not in a position to care for another person who is also looking at the same future but extremely abusive as well. Most rational people do know and understand this, but because they refused to accept my own circumstances as being real, denial became their weapon of choice.

My own circumstances have already been written about by me in previous posts, but it would have been an equally heavy load to bare for anyone, much less someone who was fighting for their own health to stabilize. I found the betrayal I was going through way too much to have to deal with along with the total lack of understanding from those who felt I was letting them down. Needless to say I had no choice but to eliminate those people whose only concern was for their own beliefs and points of view from my life. Many times we can deal better without our loved ones’ opinions when it comes to dealing with our own problems than we can dealing with those who only have ulterior motives.

For years I pretty much accepted people for their own short comings and to have my own body turn against me at the same time I was experiencing the loss of motherhood while my sisters and mother were turning the knife, was a heavy load to bare all at the same time. Its not that I hadn’t experienced their criticism over the years or game playing in the past, but when compounded by other serious problems of my own, it was the straw that would have broken the back of a healthy back much less one that was already as injured as my own.

I didn’t deny their right to their opinions and still don’t but since I was the one who they took for granted would think as they did or do, and found their views self-serving rather than understanding or even practical I really wasn’t left with any choice but to spend my life criticizing them as they had criticized me, or walking away. When no one is listening it is never possible to find solutions. Since it was me stuck with the problems, it was my responsibility to find the solutions so I took care of it.

As I include what became the turning point in my life today, I want to point out how we too often may think life’s upsets or tragedies are very unfair, only to find out with time, it is true many times what we think are the worse storms of our lives are followed by sunshine and clear skies. It was when I was pushed as far as I could be pushed I found the real joy in my life. For the first time in my entire life I could truly enjoy the success of my marriage, children, grandchildren and my own struggles. I had given so much of myself away, through no one’s fault but my own, that I had lost my passion for life.

Perhaps its the people who are drawn to me that I find are too listless or unevolved in life, because when I really get passionate about my writing, collecting of antiques, travel,
and painting I often hear one person still partially in my life refer to my rant and raving during a difficult time being the same as my joy and passion for life today.

I don’t pretend to understand why it is so difficult for some to ever get passionate about anything. I just know those who I do know that never do, never raise their voice an octave regardless of what kind of excitement is taking place in their lives. They also accuse all people who do get passionate and raise their voices in excitement as ranting and raving.

There is a parable in the Bible that says”…….An God will vomit forward the lukewarm…” I can relate to that, because there are too many people sometimes in the life of all of us who never get excited about anything and if we surround ourselves with too many who don’t,we do lose that passion we are all reaching for in life.

Nothing brings down anyone more than someone whose opinions, ideas, or actions are as changeable as the wind. Too often people who lack passion themselves become a real downer in our own lives if we allow them to as most caring people can and do become affected by the moods of those people who we surround ourselves with on a regular bases.

I find the same people who accuse passionate people of ranting or raving when they are simply exuberant about life almost resentful of those who do get a kick out of life.

My own experience is: I find people who misunderstand or are pretty well lukewarm about most things in life, are quick to criticize a smile, a different point of view, judge those who express themselves through the joy of living differently from what their lives may be. They tend to be too quick to blame instead of achieving on their own,and too many times hear nothing but their own inner voices.

I feel sorry for people who do not even want to in some cases, or can’t in others, get passionate about their own lives. I don’t expect them to get the excitement out of life that I get out of my own, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all could at the very least understand the difference between passion as verses rant and raving?

Find something this weekend that you can share with your friends and see if you surround yourselves with people who are passionate about life, lukewarm, or simply don’t give a damn. It takes a real friend to share our excitement with us! Have a good weekend all.

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We are hearing companies along with Republicans say that they the companies are going to have to switch workers to part-time due to Obama Care.  The truth is, those companies who do not want to switch from their regular group insurance companies,  they currently are using, can stay with their same company if they wish to. These are companies who commonly hire workers who are paid weekly or monthly salaries.

Any company who wishes to stay with their current insurance company may do so and not be effected by the changes of Obama care.  The reason we are hearing Republicans and companies yell so loudly and so much miss-information has been given against Obama care is because if employees are paid hourly wages, some of the companies have never had to carry insurance coverage on their employees, in the past.

By not offering health care coverage to their hourly workers the rest of us who do have health care coverage have had to pick up the health care costs of those who did not have coverage in our own premium costs.  The un-insured  typically use the extreme high cost of hospital emergency room care over Dr. room visits and drive up the costs of our own health care costs, in the past.

Without coverage for pre-natal healthcare complications in the past we have had to pay exorbitant high costs for premature births and other complications due to the lack of pre-natal treatment in pregnant mothers, as well. If  Companies did offer any kind of group coverage for hourly workers, the deductibles were so large that a normal family of four would never benefit from any use of insurance coverage short of an accident in the family, even though they were charged, just like the rest of us, for their premium costs at a decelerated rate for their ineffective health care coverage.

The main reason we are hearing so much negative press against Obama care by Republicans, Religious Leaders, and Companies who are claiming  they will have to switch from full-time workers to  part-time workers is because:

1. those companies who are going to have to offer health care to their workers who are paid hourly wages, when they never have had to before or what they offered before was worthless coverage, are not wanting to take away from their profits to offer effective health care to their workers

2. what these companies offered before, will now actually have to give effective health care coverage with a lower deductibles thus making the coverage actually more than worthless and also offer coverage for pre-existing conditions, The Insurance companies who have gotten by for years by pocketing these premium payments while not paying for health care costs will not be able to continue to do so

3. by using Obama care as an excuse  or whipping post for companies to go to part-time workers over full-time workers, they can also avoid paying hourly workers increased minimum wage

4. Religious communities who believe in the cure of prayer over the use of medicine such as the 7th Day Adventists etc, or the Amish way over the English way, refuse to take out insurance even though we who pay premiums ultimately pay 100% of their health care costs when they can afford to pay for it but refuse medical treatment until it becomes an emergency status

5. States, Large Organizations, Big Business, Private Hospitals, Schools, and Cities who are currently being paid upwards of billions of dollars in incentives from stock options to tax incentives to provide health care to their employees, out of our premium costs, will all lose out on this free gratis money when employees are no longer restricted under Obama care to use employer insurance but instead are allowed to shop around for better group insurance with better coverage and lower deductibles

As the Republicans, Religious leaders, and employers blame Obama care for the shift from full-time to part-time  work, none of us should be fooled by yet another ploy by others or companies to get around paying a fair days pay for the work being done.  In another time of our history, when markets changed then the Companies offered training at their place of employment or paid for the training of its employees elsewhere.

Some companies are doing that today yet, and in some cases it is the employees themselves who are failing to take advantage of the training.  Not all companies who have a record of working with their employees are part of the complaints being voiced against Obama care. It is the Companies who are hiding behind the excuse of Obama care and who hire primarily hourly wage workers while having never offered  any thing other than only token to lousy insurance coverage in the past, who are the most vocal against Obama care. The Republicans are simply picking their complaints up while trying to convince the rest of us, that defunding Obama care is in our best interests.

Do not be fooled by any of the nonsense that is being played out  in an effort to shut down government over Obama care, as only the Companies who are refusing to put their workers first, are the ones who are threatening to go to part-time over full-time due to Obama care.

No business who hires under 50 employees are even effected by Obama care, so any talk of small Mom and Pop stores being unfairly charged is just more of the lies that we hear by the Republicans and their allies rhetoric machine.  Dropping employees from full-time to part-time has everything to do with getting out of paying or even broaching the subject of an increase in minimum wage, more than it does from Obama care.

Just as there are companies who are hiding behind the excuse of Obama care to charge higher premium costs while attempting to eliminate coverage or the inclusion of children and spouses there are companies who have offered better coverage for less cost through weight lost and smoking cessation.   Many of these companies do feel they may have to drop employees for fear of being penalized for those companies who do not.  Just like Social Security required dozens of revisions before an equitable plan was worked out the Obama administrations has allowed room for a delay while working out these problems in the meantime.

States and Companies who are interested in putting their workers first have been working with the Obama Administration to initiate the induction of the same over the past year with registration beginning Oct. 1 and Insurance under Obama care going into effect on Jan. 1. Anyone currently without Insurance can begin registering for affordable health care by Oct. 1 by going to healthcare.gov and registering. Nothing is changing that will add to unjust charges to the workers due to Obama care or to Mom and Pop stores other than an improvement in lower health care costs  and better provisions for all of us, while taking the strain of premium costs off those of us who have  previously been charged with the costs of those 40 million Americans who never had or could not get  healthcare coverage due to pre-existing disease in the past.

Obama care is simply more of an equitable and just system for all of us, when everyone who can afford to help pay for the medical services we all  get and use. Eventually every one of us along with our loved ones, will and do most assuredly use the services of Medical care, or die too young as a result of ignored treatment. If and when we refuse medical care or to carry health care insurance, we hamper our loved ones with an unnecessary burden, that we should all be honest enough to acknowledge. It has always been the law in all our States and considered a crime to let severely ill children suffer or die, needlessly, due to with-holding medical care despite Religious convictions or beliefs.

Obama care or affordable health care is not so complicated that the polls are showing that 70% of us do not understand it, as it is the first attempt ever made to reign in the costs of both premiums and health care for all Americans under retirement age in our Nation’s history.  It just like Social Security before it will require adjustments as time and needs goes on.

Obama care is only complicated by those Republicans who are more concerned about the profits of Big business and the lobbyists who pay for their campaigns to make sure we are left confused and that we believe that Obama care is wrong. Those who refer to it as the Devil’s seed to make sure they are entitled to continued free health care, even though they can afford to pay, are simply immoral enough to believe we can pay for the medical care they receive. Either way we only need to remember to replace those politicians who will and do attempt to defund Obama care at the expense of shutting down of our government, at the election polls in all of our States in 2014 and 2016. Simple enough just like Obama care is simple enough.:)

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The problem with the media today, as far as I see it is, they are so caught up in getting the first interviews with politicians who do not serve on the Intelligence or Security committees but are known to be partisan to a degree of incompetence, that the media itself is rendered incompetent.  To claim  these opinions, speculations, and partisan leanings do not sway public opinion is to claim the sun never sets.  They in kind then lead the American people to believe that President Obama and his team are weak leaders even when there have been clear-cut history of similarities in the World of Geo-politics played out around the World, throughout history.

I was within miles of SAC headquarters, I believe it was October, 1962, as I with my junior class participating in a mock UN meet, when the nuclear threat from the Cuban missile crises was imminent and President John F. Kennedy had our missiles aimed at Cuba.

Kennedy was in a real bind of credibility at the time because just a month before this he had promised the American people,” Cuba would never get missiles and the United States not go to war against Cuba and Russia.”  Because we had like 5000 missiles to Nikita Khrushchev of Russia only having 300 and we had missiles set up in Italy and Turkey pointed at Russia no one thought Khrushchev would be foolish enough to build missiles or nuclear war heads in our hemisphere.  It would be quite by accident a month after Kennedy made his announcement that a U_2 boat picked up the fact that Russia was indeed building 6 missile sites in Cuba, even though Russia had denied it.

At the time of the accidental discovery of nuclear missiles sites being built by Russia in Cuba were discovered, many of the elected officials and even some of those on the Intelligence Committees thought Kennedy battling with the wording and action between a blockade or strike was a sign of weakness, and made no bones about it then ,as people have over President Obama, today.

We did not  have both Liberals and Republican Senators playing to their base in order to reassure their own re-elections, while criticizing President Kennedy’s leadership and siding with the personal attacks against President Kennedy, with Khrushchev. Plenty of them hated Kennedy for not going to a full-out war against Russia, at the time, but the egos of those left out of the planning stages were not more important than negotiations then as it is today, nor were they racing to get on camera to express that opinion.

Much of it was printed then as print led the other sources of media then, and there were a few very vocal dissidents but we just viewed it as the sour grapes it was, The great majority  held their tongues during the planning stages, even though President Kennedy had plenty of  doubters and enemies of his own. When it comes against President Obama and they are the same ones who fought against President Obama retiring obsolete weapons and were outraged when he said, “diplomacy over war,” or “they were for it before they were against it’, it seems disingenuous now.

Lets face it, when haven’t they criticized President Obama every chance they have gotten for everything he has attempted?  When it was known they, cried wolf”  against President Kennedy too often the  media as well as the people paid little attention to the criticisms in print having any credibility.  When the Republicans just switch out faces today and take turns on their attacks against President Obama, then it all should just become one big blur after the other as it does weaken our own credibility as a Nation.  Do any of us who vote  elect them to get on camera to air their disgust against our President who wins the majority vote, even when an election is looming? Don’t most of us, already know they are just playing to their base of  financial support for their next re-election?

The biggest difference between then and today is we did not have News media expressing their views, speculations, or tripping over their feet to get the latest interviews of those most partisan; or the clearly slanted views of reporting, while they accuse every move made or not being made as being done for political reasons or as a goof. There were no panels with limited information discussing what is happening or what could happen.  The media simply reported the news based on the available facts in the 1960’s when President Kennedy was in the White House and out of respect for the office of Presidency they kept their mouths shut about the personal lives of the families.

We didn’t have Conservatives moving in favor of impeachment because of the personal lives of our elected officials or dirty tricks by the Tea Party. There was no Grover Norquist’s threatening,” sign the pledge or lose your elections.”  We were concerned about what kind of elected officials they were when it came to the job they did, when elected, and just like  the rest of us now, we felt  when we are off the job, our personal lives just like theirs was the business of their families and their own.

The Social media were non-existent in the 1960’s, so people were forced to think for themselves and to draw their own conclusions, without being swayed by the anti-war or the anti-peace groups and their opinions and speculation nor the partisan opinions. The anti-war groups would arrive at the end of the 1960’s and primarily on the College campuses, as many students were graduating and getting their draft notices with the escalation of the war in Viet Nam. They paid attention to the war more so then,  than they had earlier.

My husband volunteered to join as an officer, following getting his College degree but didn’t pass the physical due to an inherited back problem.  I had two brothers and a sister who all volunteered, however, in Viet Nam, with one in espionage in the Air Force, while another was a paratrooper and gunner in the Army, and the last being a nurse in the Navy. My sister would marry a Marine so my family represented the four branches of military and would have mixed opinions following the war. Not all of the baby boomers were protestors or in communes.

I will not deny, however, that many of the girls in our group in high school, yet in 1962, were not falling apart with the announcement of strikes being eminent against Cuba, as we were within striking distance of the SAC base but the war protestors had not yet arrived by then as Kennedy had only sent in advisers to Viet Nam at that point, and would be assassinated a year later, following the missile crises.  Some of us were nervous in 1962,since we were unwittingly and ironically holding our Mock UN meet, when we were being placed on National alert to the Cuban crises.

The great majority of us were not so cynical or paranoid then  as not to trust in the World leaders even though there would be 16 days of slow an unnerving debate amongst our leaders, if it was going to be a strike, blockade, or an all out nuclear war, while we waited. At the time the United States had no plans made because the intelligence simply was not there until  after the fact and by accident, when it was discovered.

The EXCOMM hurriedly discussed any options and came up with 6 possibilities and they were:

1. Do nothing.  Our vulnerability to missiles were being threaten all the time during the cold war just as it  is today by terrorists

2. Diplomacy; Get Russia to come to the table then, as the Obama team has tried to get them today over Syria

3.Warning: Send Castro a warning of the dire threat he is in, as we have done with both Iran  and Syria for two years.

4.Air strikes; hit all the missile sites in Cuba, using our Air Force

5. Blockade: Use our Navy against Russia’s efforts to send missiles into Cuba

6. Full force military use against Cuba

Unlike his advisers who wanted to go to war John F. Kennedy held out while his full Joint Chiefs of Staff were advocating war. Kennedy was skeptical that Russia would not strike back and history would later review that it is as close as we have ever come to Nuclear warfare, because even when we did learn of the missile site, our intelligence had not shown that Russia had sent in 100 planes already equipped with nuclear warheads.

It was not revealed until 50 years later that if Kennedy had not drawn back from his initial assessment of war, and risked the view of being perceived as being weak, and which  trust me, was not popular by Congress then either, and if he had not taken time to open up negotiations over protests, it is estimated that 100,000 Cubans along with 100,000 Americans would have died from nuclear war; and with the number of war heads we had in the region of Russia and USSR at the time, those numbers could not even compute.  How many would have died if we had gone to a full-out war is anyone’s guess if Kennedy had not have risked putting his own credibility on the line no differently from the courage that has been shown by President Barack Obama, today? China was claiming an army of 600,000 strong that they would turnover to the cause of Russia’s use against us.

At no time of our or Russia’s history have the people come closer to perishing as they did during the Cuban Missile crisis.  It was estimated that the United States was one hour away from pulling the trigger when Kennedy said lets rethink this. It was a long 16 days, unlike to-day while we waited not knowing if we would be in war or what was going on because in those days we did not have media speculating on what could go wrong on what our President should do, or people with nothing more that partisan views who were armed with nothing more than partisan opinions being raced after for interviews.  We did not have panels or slanted views as to who might be negotiating or who might look weak or who would listen to the people or not going on in the media. We never knew how lucky we were then to be able to watch the news and to only get pertinent facts.

Instead the American people waited for 16 days while heads of State negotiated not only with the UN but also with the Northern allies and Western allies while people who were chosen around the World to make those decisions were allowed to make them without paranoia or criticism by those who were retired or played no role in the decision-making.

There have been plenty of opportunity for the media to discuss the wisdom learned from Wars going back to the beginning of mankind, when “haste made waste.” or inaction spelled disaster.” It is when we fail to understand the differences in our chosen leaderships that we fail ourselves. If the media doesn’t want to go back that far then educate the American people, without political spin or opinion, along with the World population with historical facts on, World War 1, World War 2, Kosovo, A number of the African Wars, Grenada, or the Cuban missile crisis etc. while we wait on the decisions being made by our President and World Leaders.

The truth is the polls show 3 out of 4 American people have little to no knowledge beyond Viet Nam,  Iraq, and Afghanistan on what has been learned from strikes or wars  or the difference between the leaders who did and do show courage.  Not all people’s eyes glaze over when foreign affairs and the importance of the same are discussed, so perhaps if we were made to find it as interesting as Honey Boo Boo, without spin or criticism, we would read or watch something than was less than criticism.

I just do not think that the American people’s’ level of intelligence has dropped to the point that the majority of us want to hear about stinking feet or passing gas by Honey Boo Boo. I know the media is not going to change if those who sign their checks do not change, but gives us enough credit to know and understand when today’s people are asked, “if they have seen such action as that taking place before?” and they answer,” never,” or “Only with Watergate,” we know we  get nothing other than the media spin; even when the media professes to tell both sides we still get their opinion.  When reporters stand outside of the White House, and are announced to be experts in information coming from the White House, and we hear instead about what they think President Obama REALLY MEANS  we know we are getting that reporter’s slanted views, as well

Is it any wonder too many turn to inaccurate information on Social media, when we do?  I had no problem understanding what President Obama and his team have said or was saying because I have time to watch it and I understand what is at risk in the region. That any elected member of the Congress or Senate does, should scare all of us. Not everyone has the luxury of retirement as I do but even with that,  I am more willing to believe that people’s’ confusion comes instead from the media. It would do us all well for the media to stop speculating and instead give factual history with less mouths running.   I can only hope, I guess that the media will bring back people like Edward R. Morrow or Huntley and Brinkley, as if the media did more educating and less speculating, we would all better understand.

It simply is not true that Nations as great and powerful as ours and their leaders, have not been here plenty of times before. This is and has been the way of war throughout history.  The biggest difference is we have not always had a media tripping over their own reviews to get out the latest interviews both on the News networks and in print or the social media running wild with criticism along with a partisan Congress and Senate whose made tongue, is criticism, to the degree it is today. Nor did we always have owners who were buying television networks or newsprint so they could present their own slanted views and demanding reporters report their views.

When we vote it would do us all well to remember why we might need some of the older population left in the media, politics, and on our Intelligence and Security  committees.  They remember the history others either don’t bother with or want to remember, and they can stay out of the news if they are not getting the heat like John McCain has, more often than not. When we reach a certain age and we do it on our own, some of us, are more times often humbled by the legacy of truth, over politics.

One thing for certain is: none of us can spend the rest of our lives blaming all our politicians for older men like Rumsfeld and Cheney, and think Democracy will last.  Sometimes we have to look for heroes and when we ourselves quit complaining about the lack of them, we will and do find them in history as well as in our own leadership, today.  Age coupled with a positive attitude, is not always a bad thing to have on our side, nor is one exclusive of the other:)

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Last night when I was Listening to Jake Tapper on CNN he referred to the Tea Party Libertarians as being the left.  That is such a misnomer as to be almost amusing.  Libertarians just as the John Birch Society believe our Constitution of the United States was meant to be guided by the Ten commandments and led by a kind dictatorship over government and Democracy. Any laws established by the government when it is not based according to their interpretation of the ten Commandments, is against the Constitution according to the Libertarians and the far right of the Republican Party.  As such the passage of these laws by government then becomes  an infringement on the Constitutional rights of the American people, according to their teachings.

In this concept, they, the Libertarians, are the voice of morality  for America and demand a strict following of their guidelines. I encourage you to read my previous post entitled,” The American Libertarian,” to understand they believe in the elimination of almost all government Agencies and any one telling them what to do with their lives or with their property. I repeat: They maintain that law made by government and outside of  their Religious beliefs is against the Constitution. This includes the IRS and the collection of any taxes for any reason by the government.

“The Stand Your Ground Laws,” have been passed by lobbyist and money from the Tea Party by  Republican State Governors and Legislatures as they believe that government had and has no right to establish law but common men were/are meant to establish the law of the land according to the Ten Commandments and their interpretation of the same.  They totally ignore the truth which is: it was our forefathers who escaped oppression by Religious beliefs in Europe and were very much aware of the effects that it had on an unjust system in Europe, who set up both the Federal and State governments as well as the Constitution of our Nation to take precedence over Religion with the right of government to establish law as the intent of our forefathers.

Much in the same way the far right fights to throw out evolution and replace it with Creationism in the teachings of the books of our children, there have been an attempt made by the Libertarians to re-write history. Just as they are responsible for denying funding to Head Start, they are strongly against public and State College education and funding of either, because they know the Public schools and State Universities  teach legitimate history over their beliefs of Religion being in control of the rights of the people. Instead  of public and further education, although they are educated themselves , they encourage home schooling by their followers and vouchers for the military to attend Private Schools on the GI Bill.

According to the  far right, Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address over previous History to this, clearly shows that the United States was intended to be a New Nation created (mind you not evolved) on Liberty and dedicated to the Proposition that all men are created equal, and it is the intent of our founding fathers, to put Religion before government. Of course, all men created equal in their interpretation applies only to the white heterosexual male race, since the Bible has verses degrading the liberal acceptance of other races, homosexuality, and the strength of diversity in our Nation. The Libertarians make a few exceptions from Conservatives but are most definitely tied much closer to the beliefs of the right than they are the left.

We as a Nation also accept this truth as being self-evident that all men are created equal but in government that  includes ALL men, women,  nationalities, skin colors and creeds. It is the way the Libertarians and far right interpret the many meanings of government and Democracy that changes the scope of the beliefs intended by Abraham Lincoln. They often confuse the Gettysburg Address for the Constitution since the Republican Party did not come into being until our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, and that is where they mark the beginning of the Republic.

The Libertarians apply the ten commandments to law and there in lies their belief it was our forefathers who established Liberty for all men and in doing so gives the superiority or the right to govern through a kind dictatorship ran by the white race and freedom from government establishing laws on persons or property.  Since Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican they maintain He  is the Father of America, while they discount the fact that the Constitution and government was established a 100 years before this.  Anyone who can throw out evolution can throw out historical fact as well.

Unlike the Liberal and moderate beliefs of the practice that the poor and middle class pay into government so in times of need the government will lend a hand to those of us in need the Libertarians believe any and all efforts by government to give aid to the people is an infringements on the duty of the Churches and a form of Socialism. They along with the right-wing branch of the Republican Party are in the belief of, “every man for themselves’, and feel when Government pays back to the people through Social Security, Obama care, Medicare, taxes, pretty much everything government does, the government is infringing on the rights of the free market and the responsibility of the Churches.

To uphold a Democracy of the people, for the people, and by the people where all people and beliefs are equal, regardless of race. Creed, or gender, does not make our Nation or Liberals, Godless, as has been suggested too many times by the right.  We must remain ever observant instead of the rights and the role that government does and must play  in our lives if we are to remain a Just Nation under God with Freedom and Mercy for all.  The very definition of a Democracy is the acceptance of Diversity and the right of all people to worship freely as they so choose. Just as we pride ourselves in Freedom of speech we need to be tolerant of all beliefs, in order to remain a Great Nation.  As our forefathers knew and understood, too much bloodshed had resulted over wars began as a result of differences in and acceptance or rejection in  Religious beliefs.  For that Reason Government was given the right to watch over our Nation’s people.

For those who are going to report the News, since the Tea Party Libertarians feel that any form of birth control and divorce is against the moral fiber of the Ten Commandments, along with other legal practices that have been approved by Government, I recommend you do a little research yourself before misspeaking. It just doesn’t get more right of right than are the Libertarians.  The Libertarians just like the Conservatives  feel government has no right  to grant or make laws that establish rights viewed against Religious views, even when to not do so infringes on the rights of the people. Nor was our Nation ever intended according to their beliefs to act according to established law but instead of Christian  law and be guided by a kind dictatorship over government and Democracy.

As a liberal myself, I do not want to claim anything the Libertarians  believe as being remotely close to being left, since facts are they are not. Calling themselves the original liberals is far from anything the Liberals ever did believe in and an insult to the left.  Lets face it, if they were liberal they would be imbedded in the Democrat Party instead of the Republican Party.  If the media is struggling in what to call the Libertarians  and do not want to refer to them as the right then either Isolationists or Obstructionist right of the Party is appropriate.  The Libertarians over step continually the intent of our forefathers and instead of being a governing body they are both isolationists in the belief that a strong military was intended for our purpose of defense only and not to fight against tyranny around the World and obstructionists in the Senate and Congress or any governing body.

The liberal wing or left of government along with the moderates have always believed in the acceptance of everyone regardless of race, gender, or beliefs and have passed laws to righten those laws  that existed and continue to exist against the people due to the oppression or lack of equality on our citizens by Religion.  Liberals or the left have maintained a Democracy of diversity under the intent of our founding fathers, since the establishment of our constitution and the initiation of both Federal and States Government. To compare Libertarians or the Tea Party with the left is just more of the errors that get reported by a media who does not investigate what they report, any longer. For more details on the Tea Party I again refer you to my previous post entitled, “An American Libertarian.”

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I have always identified myself as a Liberal.  The fact that America does need to do air-strikes in Syria to help our Allies and I support it, does not change my identity as a Liberal.

In my book, there are two kinds of Liberals.  Those who believe,” it is not our problem,” when it comes to war or air strikes, and call themselves a liberal even though the very definition of that statement itself, erases all doubts that they are not a Liberal; and The genuine Liberal, as I am, who sees any person or people on earth at an unfair disadvantage , and asks ,” If not me, then who?”

Is there no significance to those marchers on the street and those politicians in Washington these are our allies who are not just asking for our help, but they are begging for it?  Never mind upholding our own credibility and International law, do we only care when it is a matter of our oil or business interests  and otherwise lining up dead bodies of Syrian children “Is not our Problem?”

I am not very proud of the politicians in Washington or those who are making professional posters while they march in the Streets right now.  I don’t give a damn if it is Charlie Reagle who is against the strikes.  God knows Charlie, just because he is a Liberal Democrat is not always right and in this matter he is dead wrong! President Obama didn’t just get out of bed one morning and say “Let me See, who will we aim airstrikes at today.”  Anyone with a heart and vision can look at the Obama Team and see it in the faces of all of these men, they really wrestled over having to make their decision. A record of a mans’ past always tells the truth about him, today.  They all have records of getting out of wars, and are not planning for a war but a strike.

This is not Iraq, this is only to even out the playing field for our allies.  When I hear the politicians in Washington say, “Oh it is just gas and it’s against International law but no big deal,” my stomach flips and my mouth drops.  Do we no longer have the hearts of Americans who believe when duty or our Allies call, we come?”

To ask for diplomacy when the Obama Administration has tried doing just that for 2 years, and no one is listening because a tyrant is in charge of Syria and protected by Russia, while Putin struts, it then becomes time to, “step up and man up.” To attempt nothing else is the knee jerk response of cowards as brave men go where others fear to tread,  Will sarin gas still mean nothing if we delay to the point the only option we have is to send  our own men in masks and boots on the ground? Do we deny that the code and history of the United States is and has always been bravery, when others fail to show up? Do we just bury those brave men who preceded us in graves and forget the History of our Nation?

If we do not go in with air strikes and help our allies we leave the door open for every terrorists in the World to enter when our allies and friends like Jordan,Lebanon’s and Turkey’s resources are already stretched and they are vulnerable.

Where are our Conservative Congress members who less than just  a year ago backed Mitt Romney in his continual speeches of our need to do air strike in favor of our ally and friend Israel? Was that just another one of their many ruses to alienate the American public against President Obama’s call for diplomacy then, as we expected, and now they are proving it was nothing more than “Hot Air”? Do we not have to defend against the take over of our military, intelligence capabilities, and air strip facilities in the region? Opinions of what can happen and speculations in the face of disaster, are nothing more than the weapons of losers.  Calmer heads have and will plan for every eventuality.  To deny that reality is just another cop-out by those who refuse to accept that there are no reasons of value when we fail our allies.

Terrorists will go in to any Nation and feed their hungry and offer aid and when we leave our allies forced to take the help of terrorists because no one else came to help, then we really stand alone.   Since when did United States draw a line between ourselves and our allies?

There were many against our going into World War 2, and The older Kennedy who was the Democrat base, refused to talk to Democrat Roosevelt when he made the decision to join the war, so we have been here before.  How much different would our own world have looked like today if that generation had refused to go with  their allies to defeat a mad man like Hitler, do we even dare to try to imagine? They committed to a full fledge war. President Obama is only talking about a few missiles.

Do we cower in fear over speculation if it does go bad as many feel might happen or do we not do as we have always done throughout our proud history of the Oldest and most refined Democracy in the World? Can we not trust todays military to act while we support them as a Nation and hope for the best and plan for the worse?  To do nothing out of fear of what can happen is a serious malady of our Leadership in the halls of Washington, as well as a severe insult to all the brave people who preceded and died for Democracy so the World could free itself of tyrants. Are we as a Nation not willing anymore to stand up for what is right? Do we now say with the best and most powerful military in the World we cannot trust the military to act when called on or to do their job? I ask again, do we now replace bravery with fear and speculation and if we do how long do we believe our own freedom will last?

Reaching out with air strikes does not open up Syria for terrorists taking over as much as it levels the playing field so the Syrian people can eventually go back home, and help take the drain off our allies. Terrorists at heart, are cowards.  They will be the first to leave when confronted with our or any military air strikes.  They like all other bullies will run or stay and die.  There are only those two kinds of terrorist for the most part.

There is enough money in the defense budget to pay for this strike.  The funds for defense have already been allocated. The Arab Nations that include Saudi Arabia and the Turks have offered to pay for the Air strikes as well as any troops willing to volunteer on the ground. They are willing to foot the entire bill, yet we hear how President Obama has no Countries willing to help. Nations from Canada to Poland to France including a total of 24 Nations and Organizations have said if there is proof of sarin, which is now undeniable by everyone, they would help where needed. As far as Iran saber-rattling when wasn’t Iran and Korea saber-rattling?  Do we really believe they will do less of it if we fail to, Man Up,” and refuse to help our allies?

We are not trying to replace one bad actor with another or one bad dictator with another, but only leveling the field  in favor of our allies to fight on after we leave. It is and still will be a civil war where they decide who comes and who stays.  We are only trying to enforce International law, while going when called to assist our allies.

For those who say and actually believe we haven’t support, “we can’t go it alone,” then I ask, “When did America refuse to stand alone if need be, for Humanitarian reasons and our allies?” We have had more offers of help than we can use so I am hearing every single argument against air strikes, and not one of them to date holds any water as far as our not standing with our allies in time of need or for humanitarian reasons, or because it will really be a mess if we wait into we are forced to act later, and we will be. I am not just picking up a poster to demand we  stay out of Syria like too many other of my fellow Liberals, but instead asking why not Syria ?  What I am finding  are all the arguments to stay out are based on nothing of solid value or reasoning that represents the America that we and our allies could always before count on, “to do the right thing.”

If our not helping is our pay back for those who failed to come to our aid after 9/11,  are we now going to stoop to their level?  Do two wrongs make a right?  Are Americans now saying we are not going to stand up with and for our allies? The very definition of allies means we are not going in alone, we have their backs and they have ours  Do we still need Mother Britain or else we won’t do the right thing? Do none of the other offers of help and more who have promised help, not matter if Britain does not enter with us or is it just more excuses?

It is our place, our responsibility , and our credibility to stand along side of our allies in time of need and against tyranny.  The United States needs to honor their commitment.  We are not some rogue Nation who rattles  swords and talks tough, we act when it is the right thing to do and when Nations start lining up dead children.

We are a proud Nation dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.  We have met on the battle field throughout our History to prove that no man stands alone to dictatorships who destroys their own people. When the American people along with our elected officials fail to understand what our responsibilities are when we are in possession of the largest and the best military in the World, and no ally will call and we will fail to come; then it is time that our elected officials swallow their fear and develop a spine and a back bone and stand up to protect our allies from tyranny and infamy. After all it is part of the oath of office, they all take when sworn in. “The only thing to fear is fear itself!”

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No position on earth is lonelier than the position of Head of a Nation such as our own; we are not only the largest economic Country in the World but also the most powerful militarily and the oldest Democracy.  The person on top of the mountain is almost always the most resented and hated of all by those who think they have the right to make those decisions which we ask our Presidents to make and set the Agenda that we elect our Presidents to do.  Regardless of the decisions made by our Presidents throughout History there are those who will be offended far more often than they will  praise the man of power over them.

This is true in a Corporation or any position of power even if it is just a matter of people who have more wealth and power than we do.  It is the nature of people around the World to hate and segregate the person or people who have power over us.  We do not  want the burden or necessarily the money that goes along with the power, as the majority of us want to earn a fair day’s pay or win the money for ourselves through a lottery.  Just as the Nations who do not have a military powerful enough to defend against terrorists, themselves, need to rely on our military to protect them, many of them also resent us for their own feelings of inadequacy to defend their own needs.

The same is true of all of us  who are dependent on the bosses we work for in the workplace.  We often think they do nothing while we do all the work because our work shows where theirs’ does not.  We are dependent on their mercy to provide for our families and when they are less than understanding or merciful to  our own needs we resent them for the power they have over us and hate them for their inability to understand our needs.  Other times even when they do attempt to please us it will be impossible to please everyone. That is not to say that there are tyrants that do hire us to work for them and that comes with a different set of rules.

The majority of us, however, are not very introspective as people when it comes to our own incompetency on the job, in foreign affairs, or military operations, nor are those around the world who resent  Americans for their power.  We often need to be evaluated as a World power, boss, and Head of Nation, and military.  President Obama has turned to both us and the World for that evaluation, which is very rare indeed.

Sure we all Love Bill and Hillary Clinton now but the hatred over both Clintons when they were in the White House, was fodder for discussion pressed forward by News Agencies such as Fox News and the right of politics, nightly, when they were in power of the White House.  If Hillary decides to run as President and wins we can bet on the fact it will start and begin again, and as a woman in Power, the criticism will be that much greater, from the right. There were those whose hatred was so palpable  against Bill Clinton when he was in office that their faces turned red every time the name Bill Clinton was mentioned. The worst of them now claims He and Bill together solved the problems, as though he never hated Clinton.

When I remember the hatred in the Conservative held power across America, then and now I remember a growing hatred that took root and has grown even larger now, to the point it divides our Nation today.  We have not seen such growing hatred since the hatred by  Democrats over the crimes of the Nixon Administration and the Forgiveness of his crimes by President Ford. Some claim that it was the outrage against President Gerald Ford that started the grassroots of Conservatism.

None of that hatred, however, approached the level of hatred we have seen against, President Barack Obama, continually displayed by men like Ted Cruz, Senator Issis, Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul, John McCain, Mitch McConnell and others along with the majority of those Conservatives and Libertarians who have been paid for and bought by the Tea Party and by the Conservative movement and media as a whole, today.

In this atmosphere of hate in the Senate and Congress pressed on by men like Carl Rove and Grover Norquist, we ask our President to lead and in other cases demand that he does while he is continually criticized both by the Conservative right and Tea Party libertarians who pat themselves on the back for being gatekeepers of family values.  Is it any wonder the majority of free thinking adults in America see so much hypocrisy in the Conservative movement?

Those who have not paid attention for the last two and a half years as the crises in Syria has grown are now asking our President for the use of diplomacy.  It is not just those here at home but also those who blocked any attempts or efforts by the Obama Administrations doing just that with the World community through the UN. Both Russia and China have blocked any and all efforts to even place the crises taking place in Syria on the table for discussion.

There are other Nations in the United Nation whose trade and or debt is held by China or who have oil distribution or interests as well as trade interests in Iran or Russia who are just as guilty of not voting in favor of  any efforts made by the United States, when it came to diplomacy in Syria.  Because of these Nations in the UN’s refusal to do so Putin walks around with a strut that allows Syria to go on with impunity, even while these Nations of the United Nation depend on our military  for their Defense. These same Nations signed the International agreement of law that bans the list of weapons of mass destruction and are members of NATO.

The great majority of us who follow the votes or lack of votes of support for the United States and the “right thing to do,” have found the U.N irrelevant for years and especially on Syria.  There seems to be a complete absent of understanding not just here but elsewhere in the World, that when elected President Obama not only demanded but pressed for diplomacy, not with just our allies and friends, but also with our enemies and was met with out-rage and criticism on both the World Stage and by the Conservatives, here at home. Therefore it is almost amusing, if not so maddening, that Russia, Members of the UN, Iran, and the Conservative following  are now saying more can be done towards diplomacy.

Any efforts to convince us or any other Nation that negotiations or anything for that matter is as it appears or is always black and white and we believe that,  those who do are all bound to lose.  There are those who simply do not want to hear the truth or believe that negotiations with tyrants such as Assad is even a possibility while others believe that negotiations always are possible even after they have been attempted repeatedly while 100,000 Syrians have died.

In a World where we deal with rational leaders or those who refuse to hide in the shadows, once negotiations are repeatedly tried and exhausted, it does require military intervention. When any tyrant feels that their position of power is being protected or threatened they do not negotiate but instead dig in deeper. It is no different to get this kind of a tyrant to reason or to even talk to us about possibilities, than it is to get a person in a coma to.  It is not until they see for themselves that their regime will be demolished by the power and technology of a military so great as to destroy their entire hold of power in 5 minutes ,will a tyrant consider coming to the table to negotiate. Then and only then will they come to the table if they understand that they can be left in power as long as they give up weapons of mass destruction and follow international law in regards to the same. This is what is being offered to Assad of Syria.

Some tyrants are so deranged as was Saddam Hussein and Hitler that negotiations could not even be considered as an option so they fought to their deaths rather than give up their power. We ,however, are not asking Assad to do that but instead to sign agreement to stop the use of banned weapons. Assad has been notified and attempts made for him to come to the table for two and half years by the  Obama Administration and the requests have been ignored by him.

We are at the point that we need military strikes to get the Assad Regimes attention in order to let him know that outside of his cozy neighborhood of Iran and China and Russia, we are serious.  Will the saber-rattling lead to more?  It very well could but if it does our allies in the Region will take on the battle, after we weaken the Assad Regime’s ability to use weapons of mass destruction against our friends and allies.  If atomic weapons, which we still believe are not developed in the region, are used by Iran then the whole World will get involved and take action. We cannot hide in the shadows against the threat of tyranny and expect to maintain the credibility and right of power necessary to prevent tyrants from taking over the World as well as our Nation.

Do we the American people, want America as a Nation that cowers and says “NO” when innocent children are being killed, raped, and tortured?  Is that the Nation that “We the People”, the Senate and Congress want America to become? In a Democracy we all have a voice to decide that question  through the people we elect.

Are we going to lose all credibility on the World Stage, because we refuse to stand up to those who break International law and commit war crimes so grievous as to destroy innocent children? You bet we are and we should lose credibility because as the Nation with the most powerful and the latest technological military in the World, we have already decided that we will finance a military not only to keep us safe but to safe guard our allies around the World as well. This is not just President Obama’s credibility and responsibility but ours and our elected officials as well.  What freedoms we gain as a Nation we are also many times called on to pay back for that freedom, no differently from those who depend on us for that military capability.

When we elect a government,” of the people, for the people. and by the people,” we ask those we elect to government to make those decisions that give them special powers to view information protected from the rest of us through intelligence and for reasons of safeguarding our own Security as well as our allies.  They need to hear us but they also sometimes need to over-ride us because of the classified information they receive.  I find it ironic that a Congress who has refused to hear a thing we have said for over 5 years is now ducking their own responsibility once again, and instead holding the war protestors responsible for the decisions they make, by again blaming the Obama Administration.  What else is new, huh?

It is a heavy decision for all of us, but most especially for those we elect, as what ever vote they cast there will always be those who are suspect by the nature that our Nation has been divided.  “We the People” are the only ones who can change that by uniting together behind our President or deciding to remain divided on the Strike that our President says needs to happen.

Unlike popular opinion, by too many politicians, and other paid lobbyists and voices, it is not the main job of our elected officials to gain our votes through election and re-election by lies, threats or intimidation but to protect our Nation and that of our Allies against Tyranny. It is our job to seek out information on the candidates, to listen to the candidate who most represents our own views, to check their voting records, to understand the platforms of the Parties they represent, and to determine their credibility without influence from outside sources, and then to vote in a convenient location and time provided equally to all of our convenience, regardless of race, nationality or Creed.

Didn’t President Barack Obama win the majority of our votes on trust?  I know that is why I stand beside, behind, and with Him. Each of us are given that right to decide for ourselves, however none of us, have a right to demand our President, Secretary of State or Nation, or Commander-in-Chief of military operations to broadcast to us point by point what their military plans are  or what they plan to do.

We do not have the right to know anymore than do the Senate or Congress, outside of the Security and Intelligence committees. The rest of or the main body of the Senate and Congress do get briefings of a greater significance than we do, but not equivalent to those who serve on the Special Security and intelligence Committees, nor are they entitled to the same. This raises the hackles of both the Libertarians and Conservatives when Diane Feinstein says trust me more so than when one of their own does.

Most of the posturing that is going on by the Liberals, Conservatives and Libertarians in Washington, is just white noise to make “we the People” believe that the main body of Senate and Congress are being denied their just due, and to make us believe they have no obligation beyond voting for the people rather than for the oath of office they are sworn to uphold.

They are not obligated to vote with or according to the voice of the people who elect them in matters of National or World Security. Kind of ironic that Congress is even trying to suggest that they have acted in the best interests of the people in the past 5 years, isn’t it? Will the Libertarians and Conservatives in the Democratic and Republican Parties then follow through on their responsibility under the oath of office they swore to uphold against tyranny or will they justify their way out of that obligation out of allegiance to Grover Norquist?  Will the liberals also be swayed by the powers that be?  Who knows from this bunch?

If we all knew what the Special committees knew, and there being no love lost between Parties, it would only give the enemy incentive to buy information or knowledge so that any attack by us would only render our operations weaker and put our own people in harm’s way.  Just like the banter being bandied about over Snowdon’s lack of loyalty to maintain the allegiance of secrecy to an oath taken by all who are hired in the Department he was employed in, there will always be those who can justify wrong over right or right over wrong depending on our own perspectives. The American mind just like the World’s mind  is often persuadable  by a little money or lack of conscious sworn under oath to uphold the clearance of secrecy granted. Intelligence is supposed to be kept secret and is not intended to be reality television. If it was it would not be intelligence.

We have already heard more than what most of us have heard in the past about the plans and the reasoning behind the strike. Those retired officers in the military are not privileged to any classified information on the current strike nor are  men like Rumsfeld or any one else in the Pentagon, who are not directly involved with the immediate operation, nor are the media, entitled to anymore information than we are.  What we read and hear from most of them on the plans of the strike are nothing more than their opinions or speculation. Much of what we read through Social media is the opinion of those who have little to no knowledge beyond what they read on Social media and that which is written by those paid on social media to spread lies. By the same token much of what we watch on television  or read in print through the media is to spread conjecture or to sway opinions slanted usually by the owners who sign their pay checks.

There is an old saying in America, and I will attempt to clean it up but it says,  “Opinions are like rectums, we all have one but nobody wants to see it.”  We do well to remember that when we listen to excuses of elected officials who take an oath of office to defend against tyranny and  then  abdicate from their responsibility to do so; just as we should those who do not have our best interests at heart or dictators.  If we take the opinions of Russian television, or people like Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh, seriously, we are really listening to flawed opinions.  That also includes all news agencies, as well as, those who report less than the news.  Any information gained in conversation when it is not on the level of reporting news, on the Social networks, as talk News networks, talk shows, or printed as opinion,  are simply that, their opinions.

Because we are not use to having information on strikes shared with us, we don’t know what to do with it as most Presidents in the lives of most of us, have never given that choice to “We the People” or the World to hear to the degree as President Obama has. Because our President, Barack Obama, has always given, “We the People,” the right to speak our own opinions as well as shown the United Nations its due respect, we have taken it for granted that this has been the nature of all other Presidents when it has been far from the nature of the White House to do so. The great majority of Presidents have shared limited information with us and the U.N. after attacks. America has never bent from its right to defend our Constitution or against tyranny aimed at either us or our allies, and as such there are enemies who do hate us. When President Bush said we would hunt down Osama Ben Laden following 9/11  very few in the U.N. backed us up then  and including when the Obama Administration took him down.

If we, or the Congress, or Senate ,or the World, refuse to take this strike against Syria as seriously as they should or refuse to accept our or their own responsibility to trust those in charge of this operation, as it being the only action left to us as a Nation, and the right thing to do, then those in charge of this operation have every responsibility and duty, according to our Constitution and the Geneva Convention, to follow their own conscious as it is their duty as elected officials to limit tyranny in the World along with every other Nation of NATO, since the announced strikes are neither a Declaration of War or an announcement of war.

When others refuse to defend against tyranny and 198 Nations have signed on to do just that, we are left defenseless except with the support of a few of our own allies, to act alone.  As the only Nation powerful and committed enough to stand up against tyranny in the World, since this is neither a declaration or announcement of war, we will set the example to the whole World that terrorists, tyrants, and infamy can not reign as long as we The United States of America are willing to show the courage required of us. We all wish for peace and hope for the day that the Middle East decides as we do, but until then it is the duty of good people to defend against Nations who allow for and promote tyrants.

It then becomes our responsibility as a Nation and the World’s duty to support those who do decide if the strike is the only available option they have, to make the Assad Regime, follow the laws that are supported by 198 other Nations. That law refuses to allow any head of any Nation to destroy its own people and has been  a matter of International Law since 1925.  We elect officials so when in time of criminal activity and torture, they will make their decisions matter to humanity. That is what Democracies do. God Bless all of us and God Bless the United States of America.

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