American Imperialism?


Barrack Hussein Obama apologizing for America American  Imperialism. America is a nation of war mongers. I have heard these kinds of statements lot recently. There has been a lot of very hateful words said about America over the last six years, sarcasm that has belittled America, and formal apologies to the world – and all none other than the President of the United States, Barak Hussein Obama. The nature of this criticism, and the source of it is rooted in a great and growing discontentment with the way things are going in the United States; and it has been brought on by who else but none other than influential college professors who have taught it to their students now for over 20 years.

There are demonstrations in the streets. People are speaking out against the policies of American democracy. They are speaking out against the large corporations and businesses of America. There is a growing outrage that there are not more entitlements for the masses. It appears that there are even ‘class wars’ within the American society starting up.

The American armed forces receive the same sort of public ridicule. There is a rising discontent with the military that they are unnecessarily imposing the wishes of an ‘ever-growing evil empire’ set on total world dominance. A revolution seems very likely that could topple the American republic. There is a lot of anxiety, anger, and animosity – especially in the youth of America who have been taught about the tyranny within our democracy to a place that they have begun to believe another form of government is in order. The poor who depend upon government entitlements as a part of their lifestyle want the money spent on the ‘American War Machine’ to be spent on more entitlements. Things just continue to get worse in the minds of a growing number of discontent Americans.

American soldiers died in mass on D-Day  to free France from Hitler's grasp.

American soldiers died in mass on D-Day
to free France from Hitler’s grasp.

Yes, a lot can be said about America that is not right, but seldom do the accusers of America consider the great cost that has been paid by fellow American so that they can freely voice their opinion and have open protests about what they do not like with America. This criticism does not stop at just American’s who have the liberty to speak out against what they think or perceive as injustice. It extends even to heads of state of other countries. Here are some interactions with some of those who have spoken out against America from other countries.

John F. Kennedy’s Secretary of State Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60’s when DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaulle said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible. Rusk responded,”Does that include those who are buried here [that died liberating your country from Adolf Hitler’s dictatorship]?”

DeGaulle did not respond. You could have heard a pin drop in that room.

When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of ’empire building’ by George Bush. Colin Powell answered by saying, “Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.”

The Archbishop of Canterbury did not respond. You could have heard a pin drop.

There was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break, one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, “Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intend to do, bomb them?”

A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: “Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck. We have eleven such ships;how many does France have?”

The French engineer did not respond. You could have heard a pin drop.

A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, “Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?”

Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied, “Maybe it’s because the Brit’s, Canadians, Aussie’s and Americans arranged it so you wouldn’t have to speak German.”

The French Admiral did not respond. You could have heard a pin drop.

There is a lot of criticism of America. No doubt about it. There are a lot of people bent on seeing the very fabric of our Constitution and Bill of Rights completely changed. There are those who feel that anyone that has been able to prosper in America should share their wealth with those who have not. And there are those of an even larger number who do not understand the cost of freedom and the nature of what the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights represents.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have given their lives for the sake of freedom

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have given their lives for the sake of  the freedom of other people in other countries worldwide.

These same people who say they are American do not know of or nor can they begin to understand the cost that has been paid by American citizens who have put their lives on the line, shed their blood, and even offered up their very lives for the sake of those Americans that choose not to. They do not know the cost that has been paid for them to help insure that all those who call themselves American can enjoy the very freedom they have to protest against Americans who they do not agree with.

Let me end with this.

Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.

A sarcastic customs officer asked abruptly of the gentleman, “You have been to France before, monsieur?”

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.

“Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.”

The American said, “The last time I was here, I didn’t have to show it.”

“Impossible! Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France!”

The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, ”Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country from Adolf Hitler’s occupation, I couldn’t find a single Frenchman to show a passport to.”

The customs officer did not utter another word. And, you guessed it. You could have heard a pin drop.

Be critical of what you will about America if you are an American citizen. Be angry at greed, at the loss of life because of war, and at the flawed nature of our political system at times. BUT KNOW THIS. IF you think for a moment that doing anything to undermine our Constitution or the Bill of Rights that has protected every man, woman, and child in America for almost 350 years is good for America, consider those countries who have lived under regimes that would simply execute you if you spoke out against them. Is that what we really want? Consider carefully how you will bring change to America. Socialism or Communism is not the solution.

First Amendment Right? Really?


I posted a blog some time ago in my FaceBook Notes concerning some issues that affect our nation negatively both in the short term and long term. One commenter made the remark that she was glad that we were finally getting ‘religion’ out of our government, quoting the most misquoted phrase related to our Constitution that there is, i.e. ‘the separation of church and state.”

As I began to write a response to the commenter, I realized that most well-meaning citizens of our great nation are mostly clueless about this term and where it actually comes from. My natural course of reasoning then wondered how many Americans even know what our nation’s constitution says, what’s included in it, and what the Bill of Rights are.

My mind, now spiraling out of control over the realization of how much that most people, at least in America, take freedom for granted, what it takes to get it back once it’s lost, and even more startling, how many even realize when it is being lost. It began to make perfect sense to me how we Americans have allowed our nation’s moral fiber to decay so rapidly, and for those who believe in the foundational principles of what our nation was founded on to so easily be duped into accepting misinformation handed down by shrewd and deceitful individuals bent on stripping our nation of its heritage – mainly our Constitution and what the First Amendment actually says. [head spinning at this point]

Most who know me know me as a conservative right-winged entrepreneurial capitalist. Guilty as charged.  This said, you can expect me to get up on my soap box when I see gross injustice being carried out by a few who do not represent the many or masses. In recent months, it has continually been America’s present administration. Somehow it has been decided that even amid the lowest poll rating, and highest voter disapproval that our present White House and Congress have aggressively pushed through extremist laws that border on the line of dictatorship and not that of democracy. It does not really matter what the general public want, think, or say. The policies that only a few desire are being pushed into law over the will of the masses.

Take the Hate Crimes Bill for instance, or even more destructive (ok, well, equally as destructive), the healthcare bill. It’s just absolutely out in left field when it comes to a reality check. I am still trying to understand the mentality of forced health care where it would be a federal crime if you do not have a health care policy. Someone help me to understand this, please.

We now have a health care bill where the health care policy felon (the offender) who could not afford the health care plan (approximately $290/mth) would be subject to up to a $5000 fine and imprisonment for not having a health care plan. Yet, the cost per day of someone in jail costs the tax payer about $285, or equivalent to the cost of a monthly premium for a healthcare policy for the person that is jailed. Are you following me? Am I missing something? But here is the kicker. If you are an inmate in our penal system, you receive free health care – free at least in that the taxpayers pay for it.

OK, so back on topic here. The commenter on my post boldly proclaimed the ‘separation of church and state’ clause relating to a statement made by our President that America was “no longer a Christian nation.” To further emphasis his point, he canceled the National Day of Prayer, something that our nation has celebrated as a people for some 60 years publicly, and was an overflow of what takes place in the halls of Congress everyday as the day gets started.

This said, I humbly submit to those who would wonder about such things that the separation of church and state is a principle derived from the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . .” The modern concept of or verbal remaking of our 1st Amendment concerning church and state has been credited to the writings of English philosopher John Locke (not an American). The phrase “separation of church and state” specifically can be traced to an 1802 letter written by Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptists; an assembly where Jefferson spoke of the collective effect of the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.

This statement of Jefferson has since been quoted in several opinions handed down by the United States Supreme Court. Ironically, the Court has not always fully embraced the principle itself but rather deferred their reasoning to it since it had previously been quoted or ascribed to in earlier decisions. The reality of this misrepresentation of what the Constitution actually says, and what the meaning of the term was originally meant to say are in fact in great opposition to one another. Clearly, there has been a very small segment of very powerful atheists and Gnostics who were able to manipulate the Courts, Judges, politicians, and media over the years to bring about this distortion of fact and principle as it was originally intended.

With even this modified nomenclature of ‘separation of church and state” there can be no way it can constitute the stripping of G-d out of our society, nor the oppressive behavior towards those who profess faith in Christ as is now being seen as commonplace for those who dare to be known and heard concerning moral absolutes and any law that is based on moral absolutes. The First Amendment clearly says that the government cannot force people to believe a certain way. It does not say that a government of the people by the people and for the people cannot have a preference to believe in the values that have shaped every civilized culture since the beginning of recorded history.

I am sure that if most intelligent people who are unaware of what our Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the supporting documents of our nation actually said, they would see very clearly that our nation is founded exclusively upon Christian values and principles, and the Holy Scriptures themselves. It is the G-d inspired writing of the Constitution that allows a Buddhist for instance to be a practicing Buddhist in America, and to be known for doing it, and have the ability to be shown respect for their decision to believe the way they so choose. However, those who seek so aggressively to remove the Christian faith from our nation do not realize that in most of the rest of the world (Muslim world for instance) you would be executed for being a Buddhist or a homosexual for that matter. This certain death of course would be after they were most likely raped and tortured, and the torturers made that Buddhist or homosexual recant their beliefs or die a painful death.

Ok, so back to the Amendment in question, which does not say anywhere in it “separation of church and state”. The reason for the Amendment was the result of an oppressive government in England that controlled the Church in an effort to control the people. In her defense (the commenter on my original blog found on FaceBook), I do understand why there are those in our society (America) that are glad ‘Christianity’ and the moral guidelines that originally came from this G-d centered way of life are being removed from our country. The moral pillars of Christ’s Church cast a dark shadow on immoral behavior or self-consumed lifestyles. But, what these proponents of a ‘godless society’ do not realize is that removing G-d/Christ from our country will not remove the nagging feeling of guilt or the growing animosity towards anyone or anything that would stand in opposition to their willful choice to lead such a lives.

This ideology of self-exaltation and self-awareness that would seek to overturn the moral laws of G-d (a religion in and of itself) that the 2% of our country who are homosexual who want their life style to become a mainstream way of life, taught as acceptable to our preschool and elementary aged children, and have a law that says you cannot even say it is wrong without being charged for a federal crime, is by its very nature an aberrant religious order. Should we as a nation not also reject and rise up against this self gratifying religion? (Religion defined: Man made philosophy that helps man feel good about him self that is based on his own needs and not others).

This all said, the First Amendment in no way constitutes the stripping of G-d out of our society, nor the oppressive behavior towards those who profess faith in Christ. But it would make sense given the growing hatred for Christians. We (myself included) are the most persecuted ‘religion’ in America and around the world. I believe I heard that last year almost 300,000 Christians were killed simply because they were Christians. The majority of the millions killed in Africa through starvation and ethnic cleansing have been Christian. And, through abortion alone, children that G-d sees as His very own, over 45,000,000 have been murdered for nothing more than a convenience in all but very few isolated cases. Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but is there a pattern forming here that is paramount to a tribulation period of Biblical proportions?

I’m getting off track again… sorry. The First Amendment as written clearly says that the government cannot force people to believe a certain way. It does not say that our government – a government of the people by the people and for the people – cannot have a preference to believe in and adhere to the values that have shaped every civilized culture since the beginning of recorded history (being repetitive here to make a point).

What do you think about all this? I would love to hear what you have to say on this either way.