AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM


AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM: GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE,FOR THE PEOPLE -- ECONOMIC FREEDOM BASED ON FREE MARKET INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURISM -- WEALTH CREATION AS A SOURCE OF GREAT GOOD FOR THE DISADVANTAGED -- IMMIGRANTS PROVIDING UNPARALELLED ETHNIC, RELIGIOUS, RACIAL DIVERSITY -- OUR MILITARY PROVIDING AND PROTECTING WORLDWIDE INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

A Rational Answer To The Obama/Clinton/Liberal Media Coalition Question - Why Are So Many Americans So Angry?


Franklin Graham speaking at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville,
Florida - January, 2015,


A coalition of blacks, Latinos, feminists, gays, government workers, union

members, environmental extremists, the media, Hollywood, uninformed young

people, the "forever needy," the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and

other "fellow  travelers" have ended Norman Rockwell's America. 

You will never again out-vote these people.  It will take individual acts

of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the
 
rights we have allowed them to take away.  It will take zealots, not

moderates and shy, not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and

restore our beloved country to its former status - as One Country, Indivisible
 
With Liberty And Justice For All.


People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will probably

never again be able to legally comment on or concern myself with the

aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage

and our traditions without a shot being fired.

 
The cocker spaniel is off the front porch, the pit bull is in the back

yard. The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky's

"Rules for Radicals".  The likes of international socialist George Soros are now 
 
pulling the strings on their beige puppet - having brought us Act 2 of the New
 
World Order.

A Rational Answer To The Obama/Clinton/Liberal Media Coaligtion Question - Why Are So Many Americans So Angry?


Franklin Graham speaking at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville,
Florida - January, 2015,


A coalition of blacks, Latinos, feminists, gays, government workers, union

members, environmental extremists, the media, Hollywood, uninformed young

people, the "forever needy," the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and

other "fellow  travelers" have ended Norman Rockwell's America. 

You will never again out-vote these people.  It will take individual acts

of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the
 
rights we have allowed them to take away.  It will take zealots, not

moderates and shy, not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and

restore our beloved country to its former status - as One Country, Indivisible
 
With Liberty And Justice For All.


People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will probably

never again be able to legally comment on or concern myself with the

aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage

and our traditions without a shot being fired.

 
The cocker spaniel is off the front porch, the pit bull is in the back

yard. The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky's

"Rules for Radicals".  The likes of international socialist George Soros are now 
 
pulling the strings on their beige puppet - having brought us Act 2 of the New
 
World Order.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Oh Yea!!!! for the Swiss!!




Sometimes it's the little things that are most telling. In Switzerland it has long been customary for students to shake the hands of their teachers at the beginning and end of the school day. It's a sign of solidarity and mutual respect between teacher and pupil, one that is thought to encourage the right classroom atmosphere. Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga recently felt compelled to further explain that shaking hands was part of Swiss culture and daily life.

And the reason she felt compelled to speak out about the handshake is that two Muslim brothers, aged 14 and 15, who have lived in Switzerland for several years (and thus are familiar with its mores), in the town of Therwil, near Basel, refused to shake the hands of their teacher, a woman, because, they claimed, this would violate Muslim teachings that contact with the opposite sex is allowed only with family members. At first the school authorities decided to avoid trouble, and initially granted the boys an exemption from having to shake the hand of any female teacher. But an uproar followed, as Mayor Reto Wolf explained to the BBC: "the community was unhappy with the decision taken by the school. In our culture and in our way of communication a handshake is normal and sends out respect for the other person, and this has to be brought [home] to the children in school."

 Therwil's Educational Department reversed the school's decision, explaining in a statement on May 25 that the school's exemption was lifted because "the public interest with respect to equality between men and women and the integration of foreigners significantly outweighs the freedom of religion." It added that a teacher has the right to demand a handshake. Furthermore, if the students refused to shake hands again "the sanctions called for by law will be applied," which included a possible fine of up to 5,000 dollars.

 This uproar in Switzerland, where many people were enraged at the original exemption granted to the Muslim boys, did not end after that exemption was itself overturned by the local Educational Department. The Swiss understood quite clearly that this was more than a little quarrel over handshakes; it was a fight over whether the Swiss would be masters in their own house, or whether they would be forced to yield, by the granting of special treatment, to the Islamic view of the proper relations between the sexes. It is one battle – small but to the Swiss significant – between o'erweening Muslim immigrants and the indigenous Swiss.

Naturally, once the exemption was withdrawn, all hell broke loose among Muslims in Switzerland. The Islamic Central Council of Switzerland, instead of yielding quietly to the Swiss decision to uphold the handshaking custom, criticized the ruling in hysterical terms, claiming that the enforcement of the handshaking is "totalitarian" (!) because its intent is to "forbid religious people from meeting their obligations to God." That, of course, was never the "intent" of the long-standing handshaking custom, which was a nearly-universal custom in Switzerland, and in schools had to do only with encouraging the right classroom atmosphere of mutual respect between instructor and pupil, of which the handshake was one aspect. 

 The Swiss formulation of the problem – weighing competing claims — will be familiar to Americans versed in Constitutional adjudication. In this case "the public interest with respect to equality" of the sexes and the "integration of foreigners" (who are expected to adopt Swiss ways, not force the Swiss to exempt them from some of those ways) were weighed against the "religious obligations to God" of Muslims, and the former interests found to outweigh the latter.

 What this case shows is that even at the smallest and seemingly inconsequential level, Muslims are challenging the laws and customs of the Infidels among whom they have been allowed to settle [i.e., stealth jihad toward sharia dominance].Each little victory, or defeat, will determine whether Muslims will truly integrate into a Western society or, instead, refashion that society to meet Muslim requirements. 

 The handshake has been upheld and, what's more, a stiff fine now will be imposed on those who continue to refuse to shake hands with a female teacher. This is a heartening sign of non-surrender by the Swiss. But end and will not stop. And the greater the number of Muslims allowed to settle in Europe, the stronthe challenges of the Muslims within Europe to the laws and customs of the indigenes have no logical ger and more frequent their challenges will be. They are attempting not to integrate, but rather to create, for now, a second, parallel society, and eventually, through sheer force of numbers from both migration and by outbreeding the Infidels, to fashion not a parallel society but one society — now dominated by Muslim [sharia].

 The Swiss handshaking dispute has received some, but not enough, press attention. Presumably, it's deemed too inconsequential a matter to bother with. But the Swiss know better. And so should we.

There's an old Scottish saying that in one variant reads: "Many a little makes a mickle." That is, the accumulation of many little things leads to one big thing. That's what's happening in Europe today. This was one victory for the side of sanity. There will need to be a great many more.
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And then this comment: from a 30 year old follower
 
Switzerland is my target country if we ever end up with Elizabeth Warren or someone of her ilk as president.  A well run country.  
One of the hardest things to convey to my liberal friends without immediately being shouted down as racist is that the reason smaller states cited as models of "socialism that works" more or less succeed despite large levels of welfare spending is the extraordinary level of social cohesion and shared values that countries like Sweden, Denmark, and especially Switzerland have.  These countries don't have leaders unwilling to even name the problem - it is completely uncontroversial to expect that you will adhere to basic customs of decency and decorum at all times, something that would be derided by sneering progressives in the US as "nationalist", "neo-imperialist", "white privilege", etc.  You're also much less willing to game a welfare system and disobey laws when you have shared values as a community, something that has been proven over and over even in the increasingly politically distorted and useless world of social science.  Customs like this, which would be derided as conservative under Obama types, are the reason Switzerland can hand a Carbine to every capable man of military age and still have one of the lowest levels of gun violence in the world.  Don't tell that to Barry though.  
 
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sad and Bewildered

Received the following comment on a previous post:

"I hope for the sake of democratic institutions the normals don't drink the Trump kool aid."

My reply:

I am  sad and bewildered. How can it be that we have a choice for our President between:

  • A woman whose closest advisor is a known womanizer who lied to a grand jury and whose greatest accomplishment has been not being indicted for her obviously self-serving multiple proven national security breaches, destroying evidence and lying to Congress;  

  • A know it all, my-way-or-the-highway, egotistical, blow hard entertainer masquerading as a competent businessman whose greatest accomplishment has been to screw thousands of bondholders who believed his BS.  
Both of these people live in an entirely different, protected world than the rest of us. We will never know the answer to the question: which one of them will do the least damage to our Country?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Exciting Jam Packed Agenda - DNC Convention


SAVE THE DATE !

  

Democratic Convention Schedule

Monday, July 25, 2016

  

11:15 AM

Free lunch, medical marijuana, and bus ride to the Convention

Forms distributed for Food Stamp enrollment.

  

1:30 PM

Group Voter Registration for Illegal Immigrants.

  

3:15 PM

Address on "Being the Real You"

Rachel Dolezal, former Head of the Seattle NAACP and

Caitlyn Jenner

  

4:30 PM

"How to Bank $200 Million as a

Public Servant and claim to be broke"

Hillary Clinton

  

4:45 PM

How to have a successful career

Without ever having a job, and

Still avoid paying taxes!

A Seminar Moderated by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson

  

5:00 PM

Medals of Freedom presentation to

Army deserter Bo Bergdahl

For serving with Honor and Distinction

National Security Advisor Susan Rice

  

5:30 PM

Invitation-only Autograph Session

Souvenir photographs of Hillary and

Chelsea dodging Sniper Fire in Bosnia

  

6:30 PM

General vote on praising Baltimore rioters,

And on using the terminology

"Alternative Shoppers" instead of “Looters"

  

7:30 PM

Breakout session with Bill Clinton

For women on avoiding the upcoming draft

  

8:30 PM

The White House "Semantics Committee" Meeting

General vote on re-branding "Muslim Terrorism" as

"Random Acts of Islamic Over-Exuberance"

  

9:00 PM

"Liberal Bias in Media“ How we can make it work for you!

Tutorial sponsored by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, PBS,

The Washington Post and the New York Times

With Guest Speaker, Brian Williams

  

9:15 PM

Tribute Film to the Brave Freedom Fighters

Still incarcerated at GITMO

Michael Moore

  

9:45 PM

Personal Finance Seminar -

"Businesses Don't Create Jobs"

Special guest Pocahontas

aka Elizabeth Warren

    

11:00 PM

Short film, "Setting Up Your Own Illegal

Email Server While Serving in A

Cabinet Post and How to Pretend

It's No Big Deal"

Hosted by Hillary Clinton

  

11:30 PM

Official Nomination of Hillary

Bill Maher and Chris Matthews

"School choice unleashed “Success” — and similar examples of excellence across the country — in a way that traditional school bureaucracies either cannot or will not."



Time to Turn the Page on Stagnant Reading Achievement

Derrell Bradford                                 


I find myself asking people that I meet in the education reform field whether they can remember a time when they could not read.

Acquiring the power to read is so monumental that it rewires the brain in a way that cannot be undone and leaves a person forever changed. It is the sort of synaptic magic that both improves the human condition and creates greater opportunity for those who can do it wellwhich is why the stagnation of the nations reading scores is troubling, even though they trend favorably on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

The story of a nation is a novel being written at all times and at all places. Its themes are powerful, and being able to access themto read themis crucial to our social identity. Our shared stories allow us to cooperate in groups larger than the tribal bands from which we descend.

These realitiesthese storiesmake nations possible as they have made America possible. That more children are not being equipped to understand them at deeper levels is troubling. That we would overlook this stagnation is even more alarming. Finishing a book requires a continued turning of the pages. The story for us, it seems, is that reading achievement has been stuck on the same page for too many years.

Perhaps more important is how our children see themselves in the world and how reading shapes who they can and might be one day. Who were your literary heroes? What stories have stayed with you from childhood? How have those dreams set your life’s course?

My childhood was enchanted by the British and their myths, accessed through the fiction of long-dead authors whom I would never meet. The country’s origin storya boy mentored by a wizard who pulls a sword from a stonehad the sort of electricity that inspires young people to read and dream. That I was inspired by Britain’s swords and dragons is not particularly unique. That it happened while I lived on a rugged corner of southwest Baltimore, however, is.

When children read, they open windows into futures that otherwise are closed. This is particularly important for low-income childrenblack, white, or otheras they struggle to imagine their own place in the world where what surrounds them seems deeply constricted. The kind of near-stasis we see in NAEP reading scores (a three-point gain over a decade) inspires little in the way of confidence if you care about these young people who have many obstacles to clear in the fight to become who they are meant to be.

On the other hand, there are schools that are obliterating this stagnation. In just a decade, for example, Success Academies in New York City have expanded from one school to 34, filled with 11,000 overwhelmingly black and Hispanic students whose test scores on reading (and mathematics) place them in the company of students in the most rarefied of America’s school districts. Choice unleashed “Success”and similar examples of excellence across the countryin a way that traditional school bureaucracies either cannot or will not. That the force of choosing is powerful enough to bring this much excellence into the world this quickly is a lesson that everyone should take to heart.

If you believe we can and must do better for our children, NAEP reading scores are merely a glass that is half empty. That hope should drive all we do so that the next 10 years are not like those we have just finished.
— Derrell Bradford is Executive Director of the New York Campaign for Achievement Now

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Democrat's Advantage


CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications.

ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, National Security Adviser.

ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former Whitehouse Press Secretary Jay Carney
 
ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Secretary Tom Nides.
 
ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama’s Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Why Britain Voted to "Leave" and What it Means for the U.S.

Excerpt - New Yorker  by John Cassidy


Looking ahead, the fate of the Remain campaign should serve as a reminder of the limits of negative campaigning—a reminder that Hillary Clinton would do well to take note of as she goes up against Donald Trump. In confronting populist demagoguery, it isn’t enough to attack its promulgators. To get people to turn out and vote in your favor, you also have to give them something positive to rally behind. 

In Flanders Fields - We Cannot Break Faith With Those Who Die

John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row to row
That mark the place and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly.
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
 
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
 
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high,
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields