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September 12, 2013 – Today is the 12th anniversary of the attacks on PENTAGON ATTACK (FOR RELEASE)America by Islamist militants.  Twelve years ago I stood just blocks from the White House and witnessed the attack on the Pentagon.  I thought I would die on that day; it was the most frightening thing I have ever experienced, one I will never forget.

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Some say that this is history, over, a bad day that we should overcome.  I disagree.  I have seen Americans slip back into an ignorant bliss of daily life, forgetting the tragedies that happened and could still happen.  We ARE NOT safer now than before the attack.  We are merely more alert on some levels, but not all.

Unlike the Israelis, we are not a prepared people for attack – this for several reasons:

  • While we are under constant attack, it is not witnessed on a daily basis by our populace.
  • Our government does not want us to focus on the possibilities of attack and continues to ply us with ridiculous procedures that do nothing.
  • Because our country is so large, as a people we do not “feel” the pain of loss as acutely as a smaller area.  This is why New York City and Washington, D.C. react to the memory of September 11, 2001 differently than the rest of America.
  • Americans have become a pampered bunch; we no longer realize, moreover appreciate, the sacrifices that must be made in order to live in a country that is free from a tyrannical government.
  • We have become a fickle society that concerns itself with trivial details, entertainment and sports, rather than excellence, pride and self-sufficiency.

When the reels of past images roll on television stations across our land Pennsylvaniatoday, do not sigh with boredom.  Do not change the channel searching for something more entertaining.  Stop and take a moment, just a moment to consider that an attack like that of September 11, 2001 WILL happen again, it is merely a matter of time.  The only variable is us – how will we react?  What will we have learned? What will we teach our children in order to help them protect themselves?

Americans must remember this horrific day so that we can stay vigilant against threats to our nation, our people and our way of life.

May God lead us; may God help us; may God bless America.

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I have not written my column in quite a while.  I can give you tons of reasons, multitudes of excuses, but the truth is that I have felt that there is very little that I can do to open the eyes of the American public to what is happening to our country.  Our political correctness, our liberal approach to raising children, and our laissez-faire attitude towards the moral necessity of the family unit have created an environment which we, ironically, often find unacceptable.  Such is the case of the mass murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

Weeping_AngelWhile there are those who are demanding immediate changes in order to “prevent” future mass murders, their solutions of gun bans and mental instability labeling only deride our individual freedoms and do nothing to address the actual problem which is that we have little to no accountability for our own behaviors in our current society.  For several generations now, we have abdicated our responsibility of raising our children to government institutions (schools, therapists, law enforcement).  No longer do we seek the counsel of our priests, clergymen, or family elders.  No longer do we allow our children to pay the consequences of their behavior.  No longer do we teach personal responsibility.  How many times have we seen the “good intentions” of giving every child an award for participation rather than teaching them how to lose?  How many times do we hear the excuse of blaming others or environment for the actions of one?  Contrarily, how few times have we heard the explanation of “life is not fair” or “everyone cannot be a star” or a reprimand of “you knew better”?

Granted my statements are for our society in general and do not apply to each and every family’s situation, but the statistics are overwhelming that show a lack of personal accountability.

Over the next months we will continue to hear varying speculation as to why a 20 year old man killed 27 people in Connecticut.  While there may be merit with many of the possible explanations for this horror; mental instability, medications or lack thereof, unsupervised access to firearms, a family unwilling to acknowledge the mental state of their child, etc., to act on one of these reasons exclusively and ignore the others will do little to affect this type of violence.  It’s the sad, unspoken truth…and that is Why It Matters.

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A young woman from my hometown has been abducted!  Please read the following news reports for details.  If you have any information or have seen Holly Bobo please call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s tip line at 1-800-TBI-FIND (824-3463).

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If you have any information, please contact: 
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) – 1-800-824-3463 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – Online at  https://tips.fbi.gov/
or The Decatur County Sheriff’s Department (731) 852-3714.
Your information can be left anonymously. 

I usually do not repost another media’s article in full – however, this report is so stunning I felt the need for my readers to see it and pass along to friends and family.  The article is from World Net Daily, one of the very few open and free media sources remaining in America.  If you do not follow WND, I urge you to go to their site and click through some of the in-depth articles.  They are known for their extensive research.  For now, please read this…

Eye-popping power grab: Licensing of U.S. colleges

Federal scheme poses ‘greatest threat to academic freedom in our lifetime’

Posted: October 03, 2010
10:19 pm Eastern

By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

President Obama’s Department of Education, where Secretary Arne Duncan appointed a longtime homosexual activist who was part of the sometimes-violent Act Up organization to head his “safe schools” office, now is proposing to force colleges and universities to submit to a political agenda, according to critics. (more…)

While new technology and vast capabilities of information gathering and communication is still an awesome thing for most of us, to our children, it’s just life.  Kids today have grown up in a techno-savvy world with faster and faster Internet connections, jazzy new phones that have all sorts of capabilities, and social networking or meeting and chatting online.  Most of today’s “cool” tech applications function in real-time; meaning the conversation (whether email, texting, chatting, or social networking) is going on at that moment – much like a telephone call.  (more…)

Enlisting Our Children

Posted: September 10, 2009 by April Watkins in Organizations, Protecting Our Children, Socialism / Marxism

For those of you who might have doubted the concept of a sinister plot behind President Obama’s direct address to the children, take heed. 

American Girl Scouts

American Girl Scouts

Today, international news wire service AFP reports that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has launched a new program through its FEMA branch, Citizen Corps.  The catch?   This new program is targeted at our children…the Girl Scouts of America

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Lenin with children

The initiative is, on first glance, a worthwhile cause aimed at teaching how to prepare for disasters.  Sounds like a  great idea, right?  Under the guidance of a non-political entity, it would be.  However, driven by our government – our current government, led by an Administration that has blatantly filled its ranks with known and avowed Socialists, Marxists and Communists – this new program targeted at the solicitation of our children is troubling.  Troubling and frightening – as it follows, to the letter, the methods for the recruitment of youth into a Socialist mindset.

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.

Vladimir Lenin

Hitler Youth girls

Hitler Youth girls

As citizens of this nation, we must become more proactive in order to save it from those who would take it from us.  The truth is right in front of our eyes.  We must read history to learn from it.  We must listen and hear the message in the words of the “left.”  We must recognize the patterns and actions of those in power. If we choose to ignore their words, rationalize their actions, and do nothing, then we will, indeed, get the government we deserve. 

Click here for the full report from AFP.

Pied PiperIt’s a new millennium, a new century… a new age.  Get on board!  Be progressive! Just DO something!  Make a difference!  Be the change! 

These are the sounds from a new pied piper and, like the tale by the Brothers Grimm, the children, or those that think like children, all want to follow. 

For every social revolution, the cause has always been couched in the name of All that is Good.  The causes are humanitarian, environmental, educational, and even economical.  The messages sound good; they sound righteous.  Who wouldn’t want to help the poor?  Or save the environment?  Or create better schools?  Or share the wealth?  Hmmmm.

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Caveat Emptor! (Let the buyer beware!) Behind these enthralling ideas is a well designed plan to lure the masses into the trap of Socialism.  And…it begins with our children. (more…)