With the new Family movie „War Horse“ Steven Spielberg, horse lover and genius movie director Steven Spielberg, who never rode a horse himself but owns 4 stallions, fulfilled himself a passion.
He tells the story of the friendship between a young man and a horse. The horse drafted in World War 1 into the British Army becoming an icon and hero.
Steven Spielberg’s story of course is fiction.
But here is the story of a real life horse that became a true War hero during the Korean War. She gives the motto “Semper Fi” a whole new meaning
RECKLESS – THE REAL WAR HORSE
(Staff Sargent U.S. Marine Corps)
I’m sure that you, like me, have never heard of this horse before, but the narrator is right – her story should be told.
Reckless was a pack horse during the Korean war, and she carried recoilless rifles, ammunition and supplies to Marines. Nothing too unusual about that, lots of animals got pressed into doing pack chores in many wars.
But this horse did something more during the battle for a location called Outpost Vegas: This mare made 51 trips up and down the hill on one day alone. On the way up, she carried ammunition, and on the way down she carried wounded soldiers. What was so amazing? Well, she made virtually every one of those trips without anyone leading her.
Imagine a horse carrying a wounded soldier, being smacked on the rump at the top of the hill, and heading back to the safety of the rear. But to imagine the same horse, loaded with ammunition, and trudging back to the battle where artillery is going off, without anyone leading her is unbelievable. How many horses would even make it back to the barn once, let alone return to you in the field one single time?
How bad was the battle for Outpost Vegas? Artillery rounds fell at the rate of 500 per minute, and only two men from one company made it out alive. Just two.
As for Reckless, well, she was wounded twice in the battle, but she didn’t get a trip Stateside like other GI’s. She continued to assist Marines: carry ammunition, stringing communication line, whatever was asked of her.
She was retired at the Marine Corps Base in Camp Pendleton where General Randolph McC Pate – the Commandant of the entire Marine Corps – issued the following order… She was never to carry any more weight on her back, except her own blankets.
Her Military Decorations included two Purple Hearts, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation with Star, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, all of which she wore proudly on her red and gold blanket.
She died in 1968 at the age of 20.
In the 1990s, she was featured in the LIFE magazine collector’s edition ‘Celebrating Our Heroes’ as one of America ‘s 100 greatest heroes of all time, alongside George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Mother Teresa.
I want to say thank you to my dear friend for several years Emily Phillips McWhorter, a wonderful young woman from Texas, married wife, horse lover, proud American, true patriot and supporter of our troops. Not only did she bring this story to my attention but also sent me the words above and so contributed primarily to this amazing story. Thanks Em.
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© By Emily Phillips McWhorter and Tom Lehner
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According to Chet Nichols, Husband of the Bowie County Clerk Natalie Nichols, Bowie County, TX District attorney’s office is wrapping the case up, but changing the modus operandi. Now they claim that Natalie Nichols was the one that left things out of theCommissioner Court meeting minutes.
Basically they have put the blame on her, which proves to me that the whole case is a set up to get Natalie out of office and replace her with an ACLU ducking democrat. See my column from yesterday on WordPress as well as on Amarillo Examiner.
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She is a loving mother and devoted wife, proud American, great patriot, and good Christian. And that is exactly the spirit Natalie Nichols, Bowie County, Texas clerk who faces not only loss of Job, but also Jail time and an insane amount of money in fines shows in an interview.
I sent her a few questions on her case, and once again she surprised me. Natalie is a true American. Instead of sadness, self-doubt, or fear of the uncertainty of her future she shows the typical fighting spirit of a true American, of a true Texan and still encourages others to stand up and fight and take a stand for everything dear to the American People and the American Character.
Natalie Nichols Interview is original.
Questionary to Natalie Nichols.
I first want to let you know that the Judge and the Court have changed their tune on the issue of the Prayer and Pledge. They voted to remove both on June 13th, but since then, they have gotten pressure and they have changed their agenda to now include the Prayer, a devotional, and a Pledge. I just wanted to make sure that you were aware of that. You don’t have to print that word for word, but I just wanted to throw that in there.
You are facing up to 6 months of jail time, $2,000 Dollars in fines, and the loss of your job for taking a stand for the “Pledge of Allegiance” and the opening prayer. Many brave men and women have given their life to defend those principles, how does that make you feel at the moment?
NN: Many brave men and women have given their lives to stand up for God and country and to give us the freedoms that we hold so dear in this country. It is for that reason that I had no choice but to stand up. Their sacrifice was so much greater than anything that I could ever give. To me, standing up on principle is part of being an American; I don’t know any different.
This entire case against you smells fishy, and the way it is being handled sounds to me more like a set-up. Let’s face it; you are the first fiscal conservative County clerk in Bowie County for 12 years. Do you believe this is revenge to get you out of office and re-install a Democrat as county clerk?
NN: Unfortunately the story playing out here is not unusual in local politics. A group of powerful people gets entrenched and after they’ve held onto that power for a number of years, they will fight dirty if anyone dares to challenge them. The intimidation and scare-tactics are meant to make average, every day citizens think twice about entering public office. It is politics as
usual, but only because we’ve allowed it for so long. The good ole boys will only behave that way until we stand up and demand better. I’ve been told, “That’s just politics.” Well not on my watch.
I looked at online posted County Commissioner Meeting documents and the Pledge as well as the invocation was always on it. Why do you think they waited until you were in Dallas on training to make this bold move to remove the Pledge and the invocation of the Commissioner Court meetings?
NN: I honestly think that it never occurred to them that I would speak up. The good ole boys are not used to someone calling them out on their actions and holding them accountable. I think that they simply thought they would make a bit of a power play with the County Clerk to put her in her place. They didn’t stop to think of the “unintended consequences” of messing with the
Prayer and the Pledge. We take those things very seriously in this country.
Has the County Sheriff’s office ever explained to you why they never questioned you about the case before turning it over to the
NN: I talked to someone with the Sheriff’s office today. They explained that they are making the recommendation to send it to the Grand Jury to remove the District Attorney and the Judge from the equation. It depends who you talk to. Some say that is true and some say it isn’t. I just have to trust that God has a plan and that regardless of the outcome, it will be part of His plan for me. The struggles we face in life seem like mountains at the time; but in the grand scheme of things they’re only speed bumps. They build character and make us stronger.
Judge Lacey, a self declared Conservative, officially admits that he does not put “Items” such as the Pledge and/or invocations on the Agenda out of “fear for the ACLU”. By taking away this authority from County clerks those RINO’s can bow before the radical ACLU mafia and avoid being sued.
Texas Law clearly gives the authority to add Minutes exclusive to the County Clerk. Do you think they are using you and your career as a pawn sacrifice to produce a case of creative precedence to take this authority away from the county clerk?
That way they could kill two birds with one stone: Fighting this all the way through to the Texas Supreme Court would be hard on you and your family. Maybe they are hoping to break your spirit and get you to resign before putting your family at risk which would pave the way in giving your office back to a Democrat?
NN: I have no doubt that the complaint filed against me is an attempt to intimidate me. Intimidation is the name of the game. If you’re worried that you will spend 6 months in jail and an insane amount of money trying to defend against that possibility, you will probably think twice about making your voice heard. At least that’s what the goal is. I’m not built that way. If I see wrong; I say it. If I hear wrong, I say it. Right is right and wrong is wrong and it doesn’t take holding an elected office to understand that basic premise. We teach it to our kids every day.
You are not the only fiscal conservative Patriot that is under attack these days. Governor Rick Perry faces a law suit for his call
for a national day of prayer for our battered nation. The Houston VA Cemetery is violating first amendment rights by prohibiting the use of God and Jesus in ceremonies. Just a few weeks ago Texans were trying to break the power of the TSA in Texas. Do you think that those partially open, and in your case, backdoor attacks are by design to break the conservative, patriotic Christian spirit of Texas?
NN: As Americans, our way of life is under attack. Our very belief system is being struck at from all angles and we can either sit by and let it happen or we can stand up and say, “Not on my watch.” I applaud Governor Perry for the prayer rallies he’s supporting. I was disgusted when I heard of the assault on the religion of the families of grieving Veterans in Houston. Political correctness has taken us down a path of supporting anything but American ideals. We don’t have to hide from who we are. America is beautiful. The people who have reached out to me just to offer a word of wisdom and encouragement and good old fashioned “We stand with you!” are examples to me of everything that is right in this world. More than anything, the outpouring of support for God and Country here locally and seeing so many Patriots stand up for our beliefs and ideals on the nationwide landscape has been an inspiration to me.
Natalie – this will be posted on Word press as well as on Amarillo Examiner and distributed all over the Internet all over the
country. If you could tell all my readers anything you wanted please feel free to do so. What can we do to help you and support you?
NN: When this issue first arose in my county, I saw it unfolding and I knew that there were risks involved in standing up. We’re human. It crosses our mind that when we take a stand, it might not be popular. We wonder if we’ll be the only one. We wonder, when we stand up, if it will really make a difference. And in that thirty second time frame, we come to a realization that some things are bigger than we are. The prayer and pledge are two of those things. One man with courage is a majority. I have not been alone. There are people all over the nation who have contacted me to say “We’re with you.” And it’s times like these when the words of our pledge ring so clear and so true. We are one nation under God. We are indivisible. We are Americans.
If you would like to help support me, I would simply ask that you stand up yourself, wherever you are. If you see an injustice taking place, understand that you are not alone, and be heard.
Thanks for your time in answering these questions and thank you for everything you do. God bless you, you are a great Patriot and role model.
© Tom Lehner: Natalie Nichols contributed to this interview via email. Her answers copy/paste and passed on in original. I
have not held anything back and the original answers are saved as .pdf file.
How does a Conservative County Clerk in Texarkana, Bowie County/East Texas end up facing jail, fines, and loss of job for defending respectively and adding the “Pledge of Allegiance” as minutes to the County meeting?
“I shall never surrender nor retreat.
Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism, & of everything
dear to the American character, to come to our aid with all dispatch.”
(Excerpt from the Alamo Letter, William B. Travis,
Commandancy of the Alamo/Bexar, Fby. 24th 1836)
What wonderful words to read. Every time I visit the Alamo and read those words I get Goosebumps.
For 235 years the principles of “patriotism”, “Liberty”, “Justice” and everything dear to the American Character have been the backbone and fundamental spirit of this nation.
Men and Women in the U.S. Armed forces have sacrificed everything from family life to their greatest sacrifice, their lives to defend those principles. 185 men died at the Alamo defending the same.
But those times are apparently over.
Texarkana, Bowie County, East Texas – For 12 years the world in East Texas was, according to Judge Sterling Lacy, who identifies himself on his facebook page, a good conservative.
The county clerk was always a Democrat, so Judge Lacy, a spineless RINO, who admits he never added the “Pledge of Allegiance” and invocation to the minutes out of fear he could be “sued by organizations such as the ACLU” had nothing to worry about.
What a wonderful thought to know that our Judges have to be scared to be patriots and honor our fallen Heros because a radical left wing organization financed by Tax Dollars could use OUR tax contribution and sue them.
Isn’t America a wonderful country? What do we need foreign enemies for? We have the social terrorist in our own country and we even finance them with tax Dollars.
But in 2010 times changed in Bowie County; Natalie Nichols, a wonderful mother, wife, and fiscal conservative fought a successful election exactly on those patriot, constitutional, fiscal conservative principles and conquered the County Clerk’s office.
With enthusiasm she started her new calling serving the people of Bowie County, never leaving her patriotic principles out of sight. And as records show she always added the Pledge as well as the invocation.
However, on June 13, 2011 Judge Lacy decided, together with Precinct 4 commissioner Pat McCoy (another spineless RINO Conservative) to remove the Pledge from the minutes. Interestingly, is that they waited for this exact day on purpose.
On June 13, 2011County Clerk Nichols was in Dallas, Texas for training and could not attend the meeting.
On June 23, 2011when returning from training Nichols faced the Judge in the next court meeting where she said: “Over the years, many brave men and women have paid the ultimate sacrifice with their blood and their lives to protect this great nation that includes our most sacred flag. I will not dishonor their service or sacrifice. We shouldn’t be fighting to hide our allegiance to the flag; we should be fighting to proclaim it!”
On a County Commissioner Court meeting on July 11, 2011 things got out of hand when Lacy addressed the members of the court about the removal of the Pledge and Prayer from court documents claiming that the minutes were left out “the opening ceremony of devotional Prayer, and Pledge”.
Natalie Nichols immediately replied “that’s not true….the pledge and prayer are certainly there”. Judge Lacy immediately tried to silence here causing Nichols to exasperate “but you are lying.”
Nichols later on apologized for her outburst in court, but still stands to the principles. N.
Nichols also thanks the only lone member of the court who voted against the action saying “we all need to say a huge thank you to
Commissioner Addington for standing up for both God and Country and voting against it”.
Nevertheless, the county judge launched an investigation with Bowie County Sheriff James Prince against Nichols.
They never questioned her or gave her any chance to justify herself, 2 days after the investigation was launched sheriff Prince already turned the case over to the ADA.
Natalie Nichols became aware of the investigation against her through Texarkana Gazette. They did not even have the balls to tell her themselves.
Chet Nichols, Natalie’s husband told me on July 18, 2011that they are trying to wrap things up and address the Grand Jury onJuly 28, 2011.
Nichols, who by sec. 81.003 of Texas law, has the authority to record, amend, attest, and seal the minutes with the official county seal, says “they can sue me, remove me from office, but I will not remove the Pledge of Allegiance or the Prayer from the official recording of this court, when the action did in fact take place.”
And this is what you can do to help her and avoid injustice
Call the Bowie County DA’s office:
601 Main Street
Phone: (903) 735 – 4800
Call the Judge Lacy’s office and let him know what you think of him
710 James Bowie Drive, New Boston,
Phone: (903) 628 – 6718
Call your congressman and woman and let them know.
Governor Rick Perry’s office
Telephone Information and Referral Hotline [for Texas callers] :
Citizen’s Opinion Hotline [for Texas callers] :
Information and Referral and Opinion Hotline [for Austin, Texas and out-of-state callers] :
Office of the Governor Main Switchboard :
Citizen’s Assistance Telecommunications Device If you are using a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD),
call 711 to reach Relay
Office of the Governor Fax:
For email go to the Governors Website: http://governor.state.tx.us/contact/
Lt. Governor Dewhurst’s office
Call by phone
Email contact form: http://www.ltgov.state.tx.us/contact.php
Rep. Lavender, George
Room E2.716, Capitol Extension
P.O. Box 2910
2600 N. Robison, Ste.190
Natalie Contact: http://bowiecountyclerk.com
Judge Sterling Lacy contact: http://www.co.bowie.tx.us/ips/cms/countyoffices/countyJudge.html
Commissioners contact: http://www.co.bowie.tx.us/ips/cms/countyoffices/commissionersCourt.html
Sherriff Contact: http://www.co.bowie.tx.us/ips/cms/countyoffices/sheriff.html
District Attorney contact: http://www.co.bowie.tx.us/ips/cms/districtcourt/districtAttorney.html
When Injustice Becomes Law – Resistance becomes Duty
Interview with Natalie is coming next
- Travvis letter on Scribd.com
- Bowie County Commissioner Court Minutes from April 2011
- Bowie County Judge Sterling Lacy Facebook Page
- Red Flame Wire
- Natalie Nichols support and Action page
- sec. 81.003 Texas law:
I was thinking about telling you about a talk I had the other day with my son. He asked me why men and women become soldiers and what makes soldiers special.
They are fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves, defending those under pressure, and they do so no matter when and no matter where and if that means they have to go in a land far-far away they do so, to ensure you can grow up in a Country where you are free, where you can be a carpenter or a lawyer, a Cowboy or the President no matter what you are free to do whatever you want. So whenever you see one salute him and say thank you because he does not know you by name, but every day he or she is ready to die for you.
I first thought I would tell you about this conversation but I’ve decided not to.
Instead I want to give grace to the only group of men and women who should be walking on red carpets – THE AMERICAN SOLDIER.
Only two ever gave their lives for you
JESUS CHRIST on the Cross for your sins and
THE AMERICAN SOLDIER for your freedom.
Soldier’s Prayer (Psalm 91
By Harriet Yoder
O Lord Most High, help me to dwell in your secret place and abide under Your shadow.
Help me to believe and say out loud for everyone to hear that You are my refuge and my fortress; that You are my God; and that in You I put my trust.
O Lord God Almighty, please deliver me from hidden traps and diseases.
Father God, cover me with Your camouflage; hide me under Your wings; and let Your truth be my shield and buckler against the fiery darts—the lies—of the enemy.
Lord Jesus, help me not to be afraid of terrorists’ attacks in the night; or weapons that fly by day; or sicknesses that walk in darkness; or destruction that wastes at noonday.
O Holy God, though a thousand fall at my side, and ten thousand fall at my right hand; please let it not come close to me and my companions.
O Lord Most High, let me live to see the reward of the wicked, because You are my refuge and my home. Let no evil conquer me and let no plague come into my house or near my family.
O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer, please set angels over me to keep me in all Your ways, to bear me up in their hands and to keep my feet from stumbling.
Father God, help me to tread upon the lion and adder and trample the young lion and the dragon under my feet.
Lord Jesus, I love you with all my heart and I know Your name. Deliver me and lift me on high to soar with the eagles. I call upon you to be with me in times of trouble to deliver and honor me because I know Your name. Please show me Your salvation and satisfy me with a long life.
I ask this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ
THANK YOU MAN AND WOMEN OF THE
UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES
BE SAFE WHEREVER YOU ARE
I HAVE YOU FOREVER IN MY THOUGHTS; MY HEART AND PRAYERS AND
GOD BLESS YOU AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
Tom C. Lehner
Proud Tea Party member, Reagan-Conservative Judeo-Christian American
~~ Don’t treat on me ~~
This open Letter has also been sent to Rep. John Boehner direct in his office as off this morning;
Honorable John Boehner,
I have to admit Sir, I am furious right now. WE THE PEOPLE represented by the Tea party have not fought so hard and so long to help Conservative Representatives to regain control of the House just to see that nothing really has changed.
D.C. is still nothing but `Politics as Usual´, deals and cuts. Please explain to me how we can have the majority in the House and yet that radical Anti-American Pundit Nancy Pelosi is still able to push a Law through that is rejected by the Majority of the American People – the DREAM ACT (or better be called NIGHTMARE – ACT) that allows criminal Illegal’s who break on a daily base at least 4 Federal Laws (Tax Fraud, Social Security fraud, Immigration Violations, Illegal Border Crossing) if not more and several State Laws. All of them subject for an American Citizen to go to jail for centuries.
I remind on the Lottery winner in CA who did not pay his tax and was convicted to 4 years of federal Prison while now Illegal Criminals become awarded the American Citizenship for the same.
If WE THE PEOPLE cannot count on our from US elected Conservative Senators, than WE THE PEOPLE HAVE TO RECONSIDER our decision and you, Sir, be well advised to let your RINO colleges on the House know – the next election comes for sure and all those who betrayed us will pay the ultimate price for a politician – UNEMPLOYMENT and being de elected.
THIS IS STILL OUR COUNTRY
This letter will be publically posted on my Blog (1400 direct readers every day, plus those who read through promotion) and on top as open Letter on my facebook wall (940 direct friends reconnected with about 500,000 other conservative readers). This might not be of interest for you (who do not care about one man) but the next election will show.
And yes – GOP has regained the House because of us and our Facebook, Twitter and Blog network.
Thank you and Good Luck
When the World Stopped Turning: Tribute to 9/11
Do you remember where you have been on 9/11/2001?
I do, we probably all do and we’ll never forget that horrible day our country was viscously attacked by Muslim Terrorists, and 2976 Americans died and about 6000+ were injured in the worst possible way.
But if you think the attack is over – think twice. Now we are being attacked in more than one way, cowardly they are sneaking up from behind through our own politicians and our own Media.
- Through direct Attacks by Muslim Terrorists who live among us as so called “sleepers” and attend Mosques in America lead by radical Imams who use our Constitutional Freedom of Religion to spread hatred against our own country.
- Radical Organizations, such as CAIR, in disguise as non-profit organization and therefore not only tax funded, but also tax exempt (currently under Federal investigation for supporting Terrorism from Human Events: http://is.gd/cnd7H; From National Terror Alert: http://is.gd/cndx8). They appear as the Public relations department for the Radical Muslim Imams using every opportunity to also appear on well listened Medias so that they can accuse patriotic Americans as being bias, racists, and intolerable. Basically they are spitting in our face on a daily base.
- Through our own Democrat politicians, lead by Barrack Hussein Obama, these Radical Organizations and Mosques are being protected under the banner of Diversity, New Relations, and Peace.
As we speak, another one of those insults is taking place right now in New York City. Just three blocks away from Ground Zero, where so many brave Police officers, Firefighters, and innocent Americans lost their lives because of 19 Radical Muslim Terrorists, they are planning to build a Mosque.
In year 9 after the attacks, Muslim groups in America have never taken an official stand against Terrorism. They have not shown any compassion for the victims of 9/11 or offered their assistance to demonstrate to Americans that they’ve distanced themselves from those vicious attacks and Radical Islam.
There is no such thing as a memorial or anything like that dedicated to the victims of 9/11 donated from any of the big talking Muslim Support groups in the United States.
As a matter of fact the opposite has taken place.
Muslim group’s immediately fled in the role as victims of alleged prejudice attacks from Americans, complaining about alleged hatred shoved in their face.
Radical Muslims all over the world reserve for themselves the right to threaten the lives of critics, protesters, tourists, and even burn American flags when being criticized.
But when Americans showed their anger and frustration after the attacks, Muslims automatically took the position of the misunderstood victims, though they are the aggressors.
And now they are spitting in our face again.
Regardless of our emotions or if they hurt our feelings those Radical Muslims plan on building a Mosque cloaked as a Muslim community center less than 3 Blocks away from Ground zero.
And they don’t care in the least if they desecrate the victims; offend those left behind, or disrespect the feelings of American Patriots. All they care about is getting their way in order to continue furthering their global “Take Over” agenda.
And the two worst parts are
- The Grand Opening is planned for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 on September 11, 2011
- Our Government is supporting this provocation with $ 582,000 USD Tax Dollars (from WND: http://is.gd/cnbBa).
Yes, we now are paying for a community center for our enemies.
I just wonder which one of these Obama is enjoying more.
The leading person in this scheme is the Imam of New York, Feisal Abdul Rauf. He is the Founder/CEO and Chairman of the “Cordoba Initiative”, who claims to be a bridge for American/Islam relations, but he has strong ties to CAIR and is not without controversy.
So he stated that: “The US and the West must acknowledge the harm they have done to Muslims before terrorism can end” (from Atlas Shrug: http://is.gd/cniVL).
And he has interesting ideas of closing the gap between Muslims, hurt American Patriots, those left behind, and the victims of 9/11:
- Building a Mosque right in plain view of Ground Zero to remind us daily of who is responsible for almost 3000 dead Americans.
Here the Imam claims that not Muslims attacked New York but Terrorists did (From NY Daily).
It seems like the Imam has a selective memory and forgets on purpose that the Terrorists were Muslims, and that some even attended his community. I guess that is the Democrat way of thinking: “If we supersede it, it does not exist”.
- Answering protests and concerns about the Mosque with insults to Americans, Christians, and victims.
Imam Rauf obviously thinks that calling the people opposing the Mosque tower (lead by Tea Party’s Mark Williams) bias, racists, and bigoted will help his case to build that blasphemous eye sore. (From NY Daily: http://is.gd/cngs8).
- Disrespecting and provoking Americans, and American Christians who conquered and built this country with their blood and dedication.
- Protecting radical hate preachers using “Freedom of Speech” and “Freedom of Religion” from our very own Constitution against us as an excuse and a defense.
This shows how little the Muslims in our own country think of us and what their idea of integration really means. But who will blame them? The fact is, no matter what they do, no matter how bad or disrespectful their actions are, our liberal Government is allowing their numbers to strengthen by protecting them, and the results will be devastating to the American Christian Majority.
The Muslims are invading our lives and trying to destroy our “Christian” heritage more and more every day. The incessant Diversity preaching and these so called “Peace Leaders” are trying to force us to retreat through intimidation.
We’ve already had to hide our own heritage by removing historical Southern Battle flags from the walls because the Blacks complain that it hurts their feelings, but radical Muslims are allowed to build a Mosque Tower right in plain view of Ground Zero – what a farce.
AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO THINKS THAT THIS IS INSANELY LUDICROUS?
Do not let this happen to America, fight back, this is our country not theirs. New York is big, why does it have to be near Ground Zero?
Contact Mayor Bloomberg:
PHONE 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC)
FAX (212) 788-8123
The 12-member Financial District Committee who unanimously approved this abomination: GO HERE, BE POLITE.
And Community Board 1 Members who gave them the authority to do so: GO HERE, BE POLITE. (Link hat tip Jetstream)
Go call your local Congress man or congress woman and protest, write letters, and make your voice heard.
New York might be far away from you but remember: Ground Zero stands for American pride and resolve, and if that’s not enough to remind you, please listen to this song:
Have you Forgotten?
May God Bless America and hold the victims of 9/11 dear in his loving arms
As a peace loving man I do basically oppose Nuclear Warfare just as I oppose Biological, Chemical and Electromagnetic Warfare. Those arms are, in my humble opinion, not really weapons of choice in a military conflict because the chances of widespread “Civilian Collateral Damage” are way too big.
But the thing is those weapons are there; And not only in the United States and Russia, but also in so called third world countries of where many are jealous of Americas freedom’s (at least as long as we had them, before Obama) and prosperity and have permanently threatened us.
Iran’s President Ahmedinejad has just this week given his first interview to RTL, a private German TV Station, and when the reporter (Antonia Rados) asked him if he would swear by Allah that he never will produce a Nuclear Bomb, Ahmedinejad refused to swear and escaped answering by using political doubletalk.
Another big major issue is that those weapons are not bound by size anymore. Today, almost every hobby scientist is capable of building a Weapon of Mass Destruction from the size of a Coca Cola can and that is all it takes to destroy half of the population of New York. There are hundreds of unemployed Scientists from third world countries or Terrorists who have been educated in European or U.S. Colleges who are capable of making a small nuke, bio weapon, or chemical warfare weapon that fits into a suitcase. Besides chemical and bio waste, additional parts can be ordered over the Internet or bought in a grocery store.
For over 8 years President Bush worked hard to make America a safe place. Critics tell us that his efforts failed and America today is not any safer than it was 10 years ago, but that is not true.
Since Barrack Obama was elected President, Terror Attacks on U.S. Soil have increased. While Obama and the left wing pundits are busy declaring his political opposition as “domestic terrorists” he takes the real Terrorists which are determined to destroy America off the National Security Documents. He also is granting them Miranda rights and declares Terror attacks as “Simple Crimes” in order not to insult his Muslim friends.
Yes, the war in Iraq and Afghanistan has not been perfect, but at least the battles are over there and not on U.S. Soil.
President Bush has made every effort to protect America against our enemies foreign and domestic and if that meant leaving the path of snuggling up with Russia than so be it.
One thing you should know is that the Russian bear is a dangerous one. Right now he is friendly, but deep within him is his desire to again be the strongest force in the world and the world’s leader is stronger than ever. He never overcame the downfall of the USSR and he never overcame that he is not the most feared force in the world anymore.
George W. Bush might have made his mistakes, but one thing was for sure; His major Priority was always the Military and the Economical Safety of the United States of America. He protected our rightful place and our American Culture as well as the Constitution of the United States all over the world, and did not give in one inch when one of those were endangered.
BUT THAT IS OVER NOW
This week Barrack H. Obama has signed a Nuclear Arms treaty with Russia. Maybe he just wanted to earn his Nobel Peace Prize – At last.
Finally, the Russians have with President Obama a Puppy that they can force any treaty on just by paying lip service. Finally, there is an American President that cares more about his Public Relations in the Socialist world than in the safety of America.
In both pictures I see a very happy Russian President, Dimitri A. Medvedev, Russia, after 8 years of dealing with George W. Bush, an American Patriot, finally has in Barrack Obama a socialist puppy dog who signs away the safety of America in a treaty that only serves mother Russia (Do not be deceived, Russia is not our friend).
And I see a humble President Obama, who is pleased to obey the wishes of our greatest opponent over world power, and at the expense of the American People and their safety.
That alone would not be such a big deal because paper is very thin, but there were two other announcements Barrack Obama made this week.
1) Right after signing this treaty Obama made a promise that the UNITED STATES OF AMERCA WILL NEVER USE ITS NECLEAR ARMS no matter if we are attacked by any weapon of mass destruction or not – we will not use our Nukes.
2) Another announcement this week was that Obama banned “Islam jihad from National Security Strategy Document”.
North Korea, China, Iran, Cuba, and Chile, just to name a few, have declared the American people as “foes”. They already have Nuclear Weapons, Bio Weapons, and Chemical Weapons, or at least are in the process of building some. All of them are within reach of striking America – All of them are determined to destroy us.
And our elected “Commander In Chief” (what a contradiction in terms) announces to all of them and to all of the terrorist countries: You can hit us with all you got, conventional, biological, chemical, nuclear, or electromagnetic, and I promise we will not shoot back and we will not use our Nuclear Arsenal.
The Islamic Jihad is still the largest threat to American Safety, Radical Muslims (That is what they are) all over the world are more determined than ever to destroy us. And through Emigration they have installed bases all over the globe. They have more stations and command bases in Europe and the United States than in their own Muslim Home countries.
CAIR – Obama’s biggest supporter, and under FBI investigation (WND Newsletter from March 15, 2010: Justice Department confirms CAIR Terror Ties; http://is.gd/bpver), is financing and organizing Terror attacks right under our nose and Tax free (because they are registered as a nonprofit organization) – This is insanity!
So, Mr. President, why don’t you just paint a target over America to ensure that your America hating friends all over the world will have a much better aim at us?
This is like a football coach announcing, we have a perfect secret tactic, but hey, no matter how bad the game goes we won’t use it.
Or a General in the field of honor calling his enemies and telling them: hey guys, we have the most superior firepower, but no matter what you hit us with we won’t use it.
What I want to know is:
What is this man thinking?
Why does he hate America so much?
Or is he simply so blind by his Socialist agenda that he does not see that following European Demands weakens our entire Nation?
1) He bows his head before our enemies.
2) He declares America no longer a Christian Nation.
3) He mocks our friends and ally’s all over the world almost on a daily base.
4) He snubs our biggest ally the Great State of Israel.
5) He weakens Israel’s sovereignty by strengthening the Muslim Terror Countries, even though some of them are not even registered countries (Palestine does not exist as an official country).
6) He declares Muslim Jihad not to be a threat to the free nations of the world, but Radical Muslims have officially announced that their holy war is against us because they want to destroy us.
7) And now he announces that America will not use its most powerful weapon, no matter what.
Again, this is not that I am so eager to use this weapon – NO. I think the world without Nukes would be a better world. But, I do believe in “Power through strength” and I do believe in “better safe than sorry”. And most definitely I will not announce to my enemies the refusal of using a weapon which invites them to use theirs, not fearing any consequences.
I WILL NEVER SHOW WEAKNESS – that is not what a military leader does, and Mr. President, whether we like it or not you ARE temporarily the leader of our Military.
So, when I ask in the headline: Barrack H. Obama – Leader or Traitor? I have made my mind up a long time ago. For me he is a Traitor and should be prosecuted.
But you feel free to make up your own mind and let me know. Feel free to post any comment.
And may God Almighty have Mercy and
PROTECT AND SAVE THE GREAT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Yesterday on March 2 the State of Texas had its independence day. For those out there not familiar with Texas History on March 2nd 1836 A.D., at the same time as 185 brave Texians fought for their lives at the Alamo (February 23 to March 6, 1836), Texans signed the Declaration of Independence.
This was a sign to all Americans – we are willing to fight for our right to be free men with liberty and justice for all.
We never forget Col. William Barett Travis, Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, and the other 185 Hero’s who have fought bravely at the Alamo and gave their lives for us to be free just as today we have men and women all over the world sacrificing the greatest good they have to provide the blanket of freedom under which we live in – The unsung American Soldier.
And the battle cry, “DONT FORGET THE ALAMO” is still in every Texans ear.
All throughout History not politicians, Newspapers, or any other organization has given us freedom, but the American Soldier.
Today we are at War again. It is a different kind of war. It is a social war that is going on right now in the United States, a war between Socialists (and backdoor communists) surrounding our current President Barack H. Obama and patriotic Americans fighting for their Constitutional Rights, their freedom, and everything that is dear to the American People.
Today’s War is not fought with guns and cannons, today’s war is fought with words, blogs, and the media, but nevertheless this war again is about our Freedom, our Liberty, our Constitution, our Heritage, and our right to be proud Americans.
I would like you to listen to the Words of a great Patriot and Role model to many Americans what the words Republic, Freedom, and America in general means to him – Marion Robert Morrison also known as JOHN WAYNE
Here I would like to apologize to all my fellow Texans for using the letter of Col. William Travis as a template for my own letter. At these changing times we all are in fear for the loss of our freedom and everything dear to us I truly think that Americans need a message as Inspiring as the Letter from Col. Travis calling for Aid.
In loving memory to Lt. Col. William Barett Travis – Defender of the Alamo – Hero
My letter to the American People:
American, Patriot, Lover of the Constitution, Free man,
Member of the Tea Party Movement. Christian Reagan Conservative & Proud defender of the Constitution of the United States of America;
Spofford Texas, March 3rd 2010
To the People of Texas & all Americans in the world
Fellow Citizens & Compatriots
We are besieged by a million or more of the Socialists under Barack H. Obama and his Czars. We have sustained a continual bombardment & cannonade of Socialist Agenda’s attacking our constitutional rights, our freedom and our liberties for the past 13 Months and have yet stood tall and defended what is dear to the American People.
The enemy has demanded surrender at discretion; otherwise our civil liberties will be put to the sword if the country is taken by the Marxist – socialists.
We have answered the demands with an increasing movement, protests, petitions, and gatherings to defend what belongs to us and what we love – The Constitution of the United States of America, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls.
We shall never surrender nor retreat.
Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, Freedom, Justice, and Patriotism & of everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid with all dispatch.
The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily through polluted Media, Examples from foreign socialist countries and well placed Czars in Law-Enforcements or Intelligence Units to undermine our liberty of free speech & will no doubt increase to several millions within a short period of time.
Therefore I call upon you, to come and join our cause. Bring your friends, neighbors and families, & bring your signs and Flags and proudly wave the Star Spangled Banner at the gatherings.
This country has been built on men and women willing to sacrifice for our liberties and our soldiers who give their lives for the same.
So I call upon you to give America one hour a day, use your phones, write your representatives, and jam their phones, Emails & Fax machines. Call the White House, go to our gatherings & Make your voice heard.
Your voice does matter – your voice that says: I WANT TO KEEP MY FREEDOM – Listen to me.
If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his own country together with my fellow patriots.
Victory or Death
Tom Carl Lehner
P. S. The Lord is on our side
Leading the fight is U S Marine Gunnery Sgt. Michael Burghardt, known as ‘Iron Mike’ or just ‘Gunny’. He is on his third tour in Iraq . He had become a legend in the bomb disposal world after winning the Bronze Star for disabling 64 IEDs and destroying 1,548 pieces of ordnance during his second tour.
Then, on September 19, he got blown up… He had arrived at a chaotic scene after a bomb had killed four US Marines. He chose not to wear the bulky bomb protection suit. ‘You can’t react to any sniper fire and you get tunnel-vision,’ he explains. So, protected by just a helmet and standard-issue flak jacket, he began what bomb disposal officers term ‘the longest walk’, stepping gingerly into a 5 foot deep and 8 foot wide crater.
The earth shifted slightly and he saw a Senao base station with a wire leading from it. He cut the wire and used his 7 inch knife to probe the ground. ‘I found a piece of red detonating cord between my legs,’ he says. ‘That’s when I knew I was screwed.’ Realizing he had been sucked into a trap, Sgt Burghardt, 35, yelled at everyone to stay back. At that moment, an insurgent, probably watching through binoculars, pressed a button on his mobile phone to detonate the secondary device below the sergeant’s feet ‘A chill went up the back of my neck and then the bomb exploded,’ he recalls. ‘As I was in the air I remember thinking, ‘I don’t believe they got me..’ I was just ticked off they were able to do it. Then I was lying on the road, not able to feel anything from the waist down.’
His fellow Marines cut off his trousers to see how badly he was hurt. None could believe his legs were still there ‘My dad’s a Vietnam vet who’s paralyzed from the waist down,’ says Sgt Burghardt. ‘I was lying there thinking I didn’t want to be in a wheelchair next to my dad and for him to see me like that… They started to cut away my pants and I felt a real sharp pain and blood trickling down. Then I wiggled my toes and I thought, ‘Good, I’m in business.’ As a stretcher was brought over, adrenaline and anger kicked in.. ‘I decided to walk to the helicopter. I wasn’t going to let my team-mates see me being carried away on a stretcher.’ He stood and gave the insurgents who had blown him up a one-fingered salute. ‘I flipped them one.. It was like, ‘OK, I lost that round but I’ll be back next week.’
Copies of a photograph depicting his defiance, taken by Jeff Bundy for the Omaha World-Herald, adorn the walls of homes across America and that of Col John Gronski, the brigade commander in Ramadi, who has hailed the image as an exemplar of the warrior spirit.
Sgt Burghardt’s injuries – burns and wounds to his legs and buttocks – kept him off duty for nearly a month and could have earned him a ticket home. But, like his father – who was awarded a Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts for being wounded in action in Vietnam – he stayed in Ramadi to engage in the battle against insurgents who are forever coming up with more ingenious ways of killing Americans.
Are you proud enough to send this on?
YOU BETCHA I AM!!!