…”This Great Nation”…

20160422_105144-1_resizedWith tomorrow bein’ The 4th Of JULY, here is a little History…

Their Blood flowed thru the fields, the streets, & the waterways. Yet they fought on, with their weapons of the day!

They came from the Towns & Cities, the Fields, Hills & Mountains. They came from across the Seas to fight by our side against a Tyrant! PATRIOTS…Yes, PATRIOTS! Each & everyone of them. Remember that! They knew it was wrong to be forced to support a King in a foreign land. And from this up risin, “This Revolutionary War”, rose a New Nation! In it’s beginnin’ only Thirteen (13) Colonies.

Now we are a Nation of Fifty (50) States! Each recognized by a STAR! “A white star on a blue canton with a field of 13 alternating stripes, 7 red and 6 white”, one for each of the Original Thirteen (13) Colonies. How proud & determined those Patriots were who gave lives for those they loved & what they knew was wrong. The Kings men fell & the remainin’ fled. In the end rose the United States Of America!

“The Preamble to The Constitution” says it all, “We The People…”. I remember as a child, in Elementary School, it was one of the First things we were required to learn about our History. We had to memorize it, & stand in unison as we orated what Our Forefathers had given to us. It was a Hand Written Document they gathered together to create. The Document that our Nation was to be, & to THIS DAY still is, governed by. IT IS NOT A LIVIN’ DOCUMENT” as some like to think! “The Preamble” was followed by The Seven (7) Articles Of The Constitution”. When it was completed each of “The Writers” signed it. Each of them knew if they were captured by The Kings Men it meant DEATH! Do you remember “John Hancock”? Do you remember WHY he signed it in such LARGE penmnship ?

If you live in This Country & have never read “The Constitution Of The United States Of America” YOU SHOULD! You should go & start readin’ it TODAY! Every American Citized should have an understanding of how & why we are governed. Thru the decades it has been Amended. There are, currently, Twenty Seven (27) Amendments to it. These too should be of interest to you!

So as You/We Celebrate our Nations 242nd Birthday, The 4th Of July, remember how YOU/WE were GIVEN (unless you have worn The Uniform) The Rights each & every CITIZEN of This Great Nation have. “God Bless The USA”!…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

 

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…”Don’t Change Your Opinions”…

Once again, it is Sunday Mornin’ & a Beautiful one at that. I’m sittin’ here on “The Front Row” pew as is my custom…{{{{{ SQUIRREL ! }}}}}.
 
The water is still. The Flags are hangin’ straight down as the lack of a breeze is apparent. My Mug-O-Joe is on it’s 2nd fill, yet it’s just as good as the 1st. It’s times like this that help me keep “Grounded”. I realize, once again, that I am only One (1) in the Billions (1,000,000,000’s) of humans on the face of this Planet we recognize as EARTH. I know I can’t speak for others & TRY not to, most of the time. But at times like this I do realize that “all is right in My Life & My Little Place/Space in this World. There is so much discord among the people. Everyone has “an Opinion” about their little place in time & space around them. While OTHERS are so quick to tell them “they are wrong” because THAT IS NOT what they believe…{{{{{ SQUIRREL ! }}}}}.
 
Perception is a strange thing. It divides too many! We all interpret what we see, hear, & yes even read differently. That’s “Our Preception” based on what WE interrupt the Facts to be. So YOUR Right, because YOU think so, based on YOUR interruption! Am I wrong for not agreein’ with YOU? Or are YOU wrong for not agreein’ with ME! Hum-m-m…Some WILL be offended by that I’m sure…{{{{{ SQUIRREL ! }}}}}.
 
It’s as though we are not accepted into Groups/Partys, on the Left or Right, if we don’t fall completely 100%, into one or the other’s Group/Party. Is that because they/you are Smarted than I (maybe)? Are you better Educated than I (probably)? Do you have any Common Since about you? Ahh-hahaha! Have you ever heard someone say, to You, “You don’t have enough since to get in out of a shower of rain”! Well do you? Interrestin’ thought about some I know…{{{{{ SQUIRREL ! }}}}}.
 
I think the Sermon has come to an end. It seems as though the congregation is leavin’. Oh, remember, “Don’t Change Your Opinions based on  Someone else’s opinion”. Y’all have a blessed day…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”most of you are already thinkin’ “…

22218_989848007712282_8481197791787430355_nSittin’ out on The Deck this mornin’, with a fresh (#2) Mug-O-Joe, I feel myself driftin’ off into that “Wanderin’ Mind” mode. Some how I got hung-up on two small words, “What If”! Have you ever thought that?…

What If….all the birds sang the same song; the trees were all the same kind/color; siblin’s didn’t argue/fight (right!); the world really was flat (where would the water go); what separates Up from Down (other than that fine line in the middle); wild animals weren’t wild; people didn’t kill people (it’s not guns); Politicians actually did what they said they would do (Hum-m-m there’s no money in that); Men & Women thought alike (Naw-w-w left brain/right brain); you could change a decision you made early in your life (I wouldn’t be where I am now); we couldn’t/wouldn’t think for ourselves (politicians are workin’ on that); people were more understandin’ (then what would we argue about?); Dr’s were actually on time for the appointment they set for you (right!); does the light stay on in the Frig when the door is closed (don’t climb in one to prove a point); why does our Government borrow money to give/lend it to other countries (that NEVER pay it back); why do Politicians Steal from Social Security (cause they know No-One will hold them accountable); do you trust a Dr, that smokes, with your medical decisions (hum-m-m); you had to buy manners & respect (how much would they cost you); people didn’t lie about their weight & age (ahh-ha-ha-ha); honesty really earned others respect (what would skeptic’s complain about); Democrats & Republicans actually agreed with/trusted/believed one another (right!); we raised our children like our parents raised us (would the world be a better place); we really trusted people more (it has to be earned). I guess I could go on & on but my Mug-O-Joe is no more. But I’ll bet most of you are already thinkin’ “What If”…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

 

…”in THEIR best interest”…

A PATRIOT: Noun, a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.
Patriots were those colonists of the Thirteen Colonies who rebelled against British control during the American Revolution and in July 1776 declared the United States of America an independent nation. Their rebellion was based on the political philosophy of republicanism, as expressed by spokesmen such as Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Thomas Paine. They were opposed by the Loyalists who instead supported continued British rule…Wikipedia

A Politician: A politician is a person active in party politics, or a person holding or seeking office in government. In democratic countries, politicians seek positions within a government through elections or appointment. In non-democratic countries, they employ other means of reaching power through appointment, bribery, revolutions and intrigues…Wikipedia

A Career Politician: Very Similar to His/Her Cousin as described above. They’re “Low Lifes” from either party (but it seems as thought the “DemocRATS” have the upper hand in this field @ this time in History). Career Politicians, how ever, have much more of a focus centered on Their Personal Gain in Position & (most importantly) Financial Gain. This is reflective by comparin’ their Entry Level Positions & Financials to their Exit Levels. Check’em out! The VAST Majority WILL prove this out…BG>

Politicians & Especially Career Politicians are staunchly against Patriots enterin’ their chosen career fields. Patriots are not afraid to do what they say they will do. Politicians & Career Politicians Do not/Will not! Just look at this scenario currently playin’ out in our country RIGHT NOW!

Democrats ▸ Hillary (The Loser) Clinton. Lincoln Chafee . Lawrence Lessig. Martin O’Malley. Bernie Sanders. Jim Webb.
Republicans ▸ Jeb (“Cry Baby”) Bush. Ben Carson. Chris Christie. Ted (“Lying Ted”) Cruz. Carly Fiorina. Jim Gilmore. Lindsey Graham. Mike Huckabee. Bobby Jindal. John Kasich. George Pataki. Rand Paul. Rick Perry. Marco (“Little Marco”)Rubio. Rick Santorum. Scott Walker, (& oh yeah The Patriot) Donald Trump.

I guess I don’t need to, but I choose too, REMIND you that “The UNDERDOG WON”! 99.9% of the Political Gurus, Experts, News Annalists, Main Stream Media (MSM) Syndicates (& I mean Syndicates) had already hand picked The Winner…WHO turned out to be “THE LOOSER”! Now, all of the Career Politician Losers seem to be gatherin’ on all sides to take down The Winner/The Patriot/The President Of The United States (POTIS) before he can bring an end, “Drain The Swamp”!, to their Chokin’ Grasp on our Great Nation & their “Cash Cows”. There’s also a horrible side effect that has seemed to follow that election & the issues it has spawned. I refer to it as “SSDS” (Sudden Suicide Death Syndrome)! An Ole Game Show Host used to ask a question, of his participants, in order to win the Game, “Do You Know The Count & Amount”? It’s scary to think about, isn’t it? The Game isn’t over yet…

It’s sad that in our country, today, the vast majority of the Career Politicians are more Socialist than anything else. They are doing their best to give away all that has been Fought for, Bled for, & Died for through the many Generations of our Forefathers & all the way up to Current Military Men & Women Of These United States (well except for California). The “wolf is at the door”! I {{{{{ SALUTE ! }}}}} these Brave Warriors, for THEY truly knew/know the Cost Of Freedom!

“The “wolf at the door” refers to any danger or predator that seeks to ravage the inhabitants within, ranging from starvation and poverty to physical death. when the wolf is at the door you are starving, the outside is coming in and your security is gone. If a hungry wolf is at your door, you are in serious trouble”…unknown

Career Politicians…NO! I cannot put my trust in THEIR best interest, because their best interest is NOT MINE! “God Bless America”!…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”Illegal Immigrants are Invading our Country”…

I am confused about one of the most important issues that’s facin’ our Country today. I really can’t grasp the reactions of people concernin’ this most important issue…Our Southern Border…

{{{{{ BORDER ! }}}}}…Definition: “a line separating two political or geographical areas, especially countries”.

A single word. {{{{{ BORDER ! }}}}} that has so many divided against one another. We use, mostly, an open Border around our Country. In some areas we have NO structure at all to control entry. So people just come & go as they choose. Some are Desirable & many are Undesirables. But we just can’t seem to control’em. Some areas have natural barriers such as Rivers. At times those may just slow those entries down but NOT control’em. Some areas have, maybe, just a Barbed Wire Fence. Those have more of a tendency to keep some wildlife or domesticated animals contained. But people climb over or under’em or just cut them down & enter as they please. In recent years we have gone so far as to put up larger barriers, in selected areas, that slowed the flow until people decided to Climb them. Why our Government hasn’t {{{{{ ELECTRIFIED ! }}}}} them still amazes me. We have even tried to re-enforce our Southern Border with Manpower, our Border Patrol personnel, limited in scope as to what they can do, to prevent Illegal entry & Electronic Surveillance to assist, that gets damaged or taken down by Undesirables.

As I think about this I wonder why people are so opposed to “A Border Wall”. Think about this for a moment. Now, direct your thoughts to say “YOUR HOME”! Whether you live in a House, an Apartment, a Trailer, a Tent, a Make-Shift Lean To, a Yurt, a Cave, a Tree House, or any other abode YOU call HOME. Don’t YOU, in a manner of speakin’, consider “the outer barriers” of your abode as “A Border”? Do you not decide who does or does not cross that Barrier/Border & enter into your protected space? Why?… Do you have Locks on your entrances? Do you use them? Why?… I would think to keep unwanted people out & to protect what you perceive to be yours! Do you have a fence around your abode, yard, farm, or acreage with gates at certain locations to control entry? If not, do you ever wish you did? Why?… Is it/Would it be to keep protected what you happen to have within it or to keep others from enterin’ your space & take or abuse what is yours? Do you feel the urge to protect yourself, your family, or your animals? Why?…Maybe because those that pass through your property just abuse it & move on. Maybe they are movin’ Illegal substances across you property & bringin’ with them undesirables, undocumented (un-vetted) Illegals not to mention all of the illness & diseases they bring with them. Then possibly other undesirables want to engage them for those Illegal substances or even Human Traffickin’. If you had exhausted many/all other options would you not choose a taller Border device/Border Wall to keep you & yours safe? Yet maintain an area for entrance & exit to control those who do pass through your property…Now think of it on a much larger scale. Do we not need to do the same for our Country? I am one of those that think we do. Illegal Immigrants are Invading our Country unchecked!…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”Remember The Alamo”…

I hope all of you that are, or are plannin’ on, celebratin’ “Cinco De Mayo” enjoy this day. It means so much to The Country Of Mexico. They SHOULD be celebratin’ it, THERE!..
As for me, I have NO TIES to Mexico. I have received some Flack & Differin’ Opinions from mine. But I respect their opinion as I would hope they would respect mine. Though some are questionable. Nuff said…

I don’t Celebrate Mexican Wars:

The Battle of the Alamo

In December 1835, in the early stages of Texas’ war for independence from Mexico, a group of Texan (or Texian) volunteers led by George Collinsworth and Benjamin Milam overwhelmed the Mexican garrison at the Alamo and captured the fort, seizing control of San Antonio. By mid-February 1836, Colonel James Bowie and Lieutenant Colonel William B. Travis had taken command of Texan forces in San Antonio. Though Sam Houston, the newly appointed commander-in-chief of the Texan forces, argued that San Antonio should be abandoned due to insufficient troop numbers, the Alamo’s defenders–led by Bowie and Travis–dug in nonetheless, prepared to defend the fort to the last. These defenders, who despite later reinforcements never numbered more than 200, included Davy Crockett, the famous frontiersman and former congressman from Tennessee, who had arrived in early February.

On February 23, a Mexican force comprising somewhere between 1,800 and 6,000 men (according to various estimates) and commanded by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna began a siege of the fort. The Texans held out for 13 days, but on the morning of March 6 Mexican forces broke through a breach in the outer wall of the courtyard and overpowered them. Santa Anna ordered his men to take no prisoners, and only a small handful of the Texans were spared. One of these was Susannah Dickinson, the wife of Captain Almaron Dickinson (who was killed) and her infant daughter Angelina. Santa Anna sent them to Houston’s camp in Gonzalez with a warning that a similar fate awaited the rest of the Texans if they continued their revolt. The Mexican forces also suffered heavy casualties in the Battle of the Alamo, losing between 600 and 1,600 men.

From March to May, Mexican forces once again occupied the Alamo. For the Texans, the Battle of the Alamo became a symbol of heroic resistance and a rallying cry in their struggle for independence. On April 21, 1836, Sam Houston and some 800 Texans defeated Santa Anna’s Mexican force of 1,500 men at San Jacinto (near the site of present-day Houston), shouting “Remember the Alamo!” as they attacked. The victory ensured the success of Texan independence: Santa Anna, who had been taken prisoner, came to terms with Houston to end the war. In May, Mexican troops in San Antonio were ordered to withdraw, and to demolish the Alamo’s fortifications as they went.

In 1845, the United States annexed Texas. For many years afterward, the U.S. Army quartered troops and stored supplies at the Alamo. In 1883, the state of Texas purchased the Alamo, later acquiring property rights to all the surrounding grounds. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, a women’s organization including descendants of the earliest Texan residents, has managed the Alamo since 1905. Today, more than 2.5 million people a year visit the 4.2-acre site, which includes some original structures dating back to the mission period. History…

#2) Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s difficult victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. Wikipedia…
To me it’s kind of like celebratin our loss at The Alamo. “Remember The Alamo”! I don’t celebrate THAT Mexican War either. Just one man’s opinion…“Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”afraid of future competition”…

This country has always Protected it’s IMPORTANT PEOPLE with Weapons/Guns! As do other nations around the world.

Just for example, for those Idiots who don’t understand that, maybe this might help you. In our country we protect The President, with Secret Service Agents, both while in office & even once he (so far there has never been a HER) has left office for LIFE. The Vice President for as long as he (again, there has never been a HER) is IN office. All of our Legislative Offices, Judicial Offices, Military Bases, and on and on and on.

In this Country Children (Elementary School, High School, & yes even Colleges) have pretty much been considered  as “Hands Off”. But it seems as thought that has changed too. For some strange, Charles Whitman decided to change that in Austin, TX. back in the 1966. And the most recent down in Parkland, FL.

Crazy People come in all shapes, forms, sizes, colors, & religions. I’m sure there are probably many other categories that could be listed. Some influenced by politics, video games, religious beliefs, drugs, dropouts, unsuccessful students, lack of love or supervision at home, and on and on and, on. But for some reason it doesn’t seem to be of the utmost importance to protect the future leaders of this country. Does that show that current Career Politicians want to eliminate the completion in future years? I sure as hell hope not. Although some I DO wonder about!

I realize that Federal, State, County Governments, & Local Municipalities would have to work that into their budgets. And like ALL good politicians none of them want to raise taxes to cover such issues. But throw “A Little PORK” item out there that they can steal from & they’ll all vote for it. Nor do any of them want {{{{{ GUNS }}}}} in schools for possible protection situations. They would rather let Law Enforcement handle that. Then they have dodged that “Budget Bullet”.

Then there is the argument about Law Enforcement Response Time! Hum-m-m…recently in Florida it took 20 some odd minutes! WHY!!! How do YOU feel on this? Maybe YOUR child, niece or nephew, neighborhood children will be next? Hum-m-m…Oh well, lets study it & MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, vote on it in a few years. We’ll just wait on our Career Politicians to decide on that, if they’re really NOT afraid of future competition…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>