America’s Breaking Point?

America Struggles Under Mounting Weight

America Struggles Under Mounting Weight

The recent flood of immigrants across America’s southern border is sparking heated discussions about what to do with the tens of thousands of children and other illegal immigrants swamping our border enforcement. Some say we should send them home, others say we should care for them, grant them amnesty, and welcome them as American citizens. The critical question that must be answered first is where is America’s breaking point?

Certainly the left would answer that the United States is the most powerful country on earth. Certainly we can care for a few tens of thousands or over time hundreds of thousands but starving helpless children. Taken as an isolated problem, the answer is of course yes, America could afford to care for them. The problem is, that this is not an isolated problem. Deciding to care for hundreds of thousands of new indigents is not America’s only burden. Collectively, they are becoming insurmountable.

This discussion requires an analogy to bring it into focus. Michael Phelps is the most decorated athlete in the history of Olympic sports. He currently has a total of 22 Olympic medals: 18 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze. His strength power and speed in the pool is legendary.

Let’s take Michael Phelps and say that he was in a lake surrounded by people struggling to stay afloat. Each one of them was carrying a small weight some the size of the BB, others a small rock, and still others weighing several pounds. In order to save their lives let us assume that Michael Phelps began to take on their burdens. From some he would take a BB, and the impact would be nearly unnoticeable at first. His ability to swim to the next struggling person and take on their weight unhampered. As Michael moved from drowning person to drowning person one can see a time when he would shift from being the rescuer to being in danger of drowning himself. At some point the weights that Michael Phelps would be forced to carry would drag under the greatest swimmer in the history of mankind.

This analogy is meant to show what many don’t understand. America does have limits. How many burdens can we take on before like Michael Phelps we would succumb to their combined weight and sink below the surface? America is $17.6 trillion in debt and climbing. The “War on Poverty” has cost the American tax payers $22 trillion so far. We’ve gone from adding BBs every year to adding large rocks as the weight of the interest on that debt mounts. Every month the percentage of people working in this country, acting as Michael Phelps, declines. Regulations, terrible burdens on businesses of all sizes, pour from nearly every federal agency. Obama care alone is responsible for tens of thousands of pages of regulations. America’s social safety net is at the point of collapse adding even more weight to a crop and economy struggling to stay afloat. The world is becoming ever more dangerous with a resurgent Russia, aggressive China, and spread of radical Islam. With all of these burdens, the cumulative affect of adding hundreds of thousands of more illegal immigrants to this country comes into focus. Where is America’s breaking point? All American’s should be frightened to face this question. America is the greatest force for freedom in the history of mankind, and yet now we must question how long she can stay afloat?

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Man-Caused Disasters

US Capital Building

US Capital Building

HHS Secretary Janet Napolitano coined the term “man-caused disasters” shortly after taking control of the White House in 2009. At the time, the Obama Administration used it to replace the word terrorism. According to Secretary Napolitano,

In my speech, although I did not use the word “terrorism”,I referred to “man-caused” disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.”

I was in the AF in 2009, stationed at the Pentagon, and remember how angry everybody was at the absurdity of the term. It followed another ridiculous Obama Administration term, “Overseas Contingency Operations” which replaced “War on Terror”.

The true irony of “man-caused disasters” is only now coming into complete focus; perhaps it was foreshadowing. America’s southern border is a disaster, as thousands of illegal immigrants, gang members, drug cartels, and maybe dare I say terrorists, flooding across the border. America’s debt is spiraling out of control. Over regulation is strangling our economy. President Obama continues to act unilaterally, as if he is an authoritarian president. Iran is collapsing. America’s allies no longer trust, or admire us. America’s enemies no longer fear us. The original term needs redefinition.

“Man-caused disasters” now tragically refers to the aftermath of the Obama, Reid, Pelosi “progressive” democrat agenda both domestically and around the world.

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President Lincoln and Eric Cantor

Battle of Gettysburg Reenactment - Jul 2013

Battle of Gettysburg Reenactment – Jul 2013

What do President Lincoln and Eric Cantor have in common?

Throughout the Civil War president Lincoln searched for a union general who could take the fight to the south. Lincoln was also searching for a commanding general who had the foresight, skill cunning and courage to win the war. In his search for that general, Lincoln fired Generals McClellan, Burnsides, Hooker and Mead before finally appointing Ulysses S Grant commanding general of the Union Army. Although he’s not a military general, Eric Cantor is clearly a leader of the GOP, holding the number two position of power in the House of Representatives, and responsible for setting and moving the Republican agenda.

President Lincoln fired general after general in search of a man who would fight. Eric Cantor was fired by the voters of Virginia’s Seventh District for the same reason. The American people are well aware of the destruction being heaped upon this country, and they expect the Republican leadership to stand against it. They expect the Republican House to act as a firewall against the Democrat’sradical agenda. Lincoln would have been incense with any general who furthered the cause of the South. Americans are likewise incensed by Republicans aiding the “progressive” agenda.

There’s a very clear lesson to be learned from Congressman Cantor’s defeat; he won’t be the last GOP “general” to get the ax if the tides of destruction in America don’t change.

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The “Obama Five”

Twin Towers on 9-11

Twin Towers on 9-11

History has a tragic way of repeating itself. President Barack Obama just released five of the most dangerous cunning and ruthless terrorist ever caged in Guantánamo Bay, the “Obama Five”. They were captured and held at bay for over 10 years in response to Osama bin Laden’s planned and executed treacherous attacks on 9/11. Sadly, years earlier, Osama bin Laden was also effectively released by a US President, only that time it was Bill Clinton. Had Clinton acted appropriately 9/11 would never of happened. Following that terrible event, pundits, experts and politicians across the country discussed the probability of when, not if, the United States would be attacked again. We certainly had multiple attempts, thankfully some unsuccessful like the underwear bomber and the shoe bomber, and tragically some like Nidal Hasan the Fort Hood shooter were successful. What are the chances that one or more of these five killers will be linked to the next 9/11, God forbid it should happen?  Whether they play bin Laden’s role directly, plan the attack, or train someone else who does, it’s nearly certain that history will show the “Obama Five” release was even more grossly miscalculated than Clinton’s mishandling of bin Laden.

I spent the first 14 years of my military career as a pilot, and professional instructor in three different United States Air Force aircraft. In that time I trained and passed on my knowledge, skills and experience to many less experienced pilots. The lessons that I taught them were in turn passed onto pilots that they flew with when they later became instructors. As a T-37 instructor pilot alone I trained eight classes, flying with at least five students per class. Those 40 pilots, should each of them fly and pass their skills on to 40 more, would equal 1600 trained Air Force pilots. That’s representative of just one aircraft in four years as an IP.

Applying that same template to these five terrorists, each of whom returns to the Taliban fold as heroes and with great stature, will certainly result in a similar multiplying effect. It’s not hard to imagine that in the nearly 10 years these men spent in captivity, they had an inordinate amount of time to think about, and plan, how they would exact their revenge should they ever get free. It’s conceivable, that each of the “Obama Five” already has one or more plans developed, that will soon get transferred into the minds and hands of other extremists. I pray that neither the United States nor any of its allies is ever hit as we were on that terrible morning. Will President Obama be held accountable should that day come, whether in one, ten or twenty years, and these terrorists or their underlings are involved?

How could such a clear and present danger be set free?  Perhaps we should hold him accountable now!

Latest:

– President Obama released, without expectation of imprisonment, 4 more terrorists from Gitmo.  23 total releases so far in 2014.

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Democrat Party 2014 Slogan Suggestions

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Yeah Democrats.

Rumors have it that the Democrat Party is searching for a new campaign slogan.  Given the mess our country is in, thanks largely to President Obama and Democrat policies, I’d like to suggest some appropriate options.  Democrat Party, feel free to use any of them, no charge!

 

 

  • Bush Did It!
  • Democrats, Hacking the Constitution One Amendment at a Time!
  • Democrats In 2014: Failures, Frauds, Cover Ups!
  • Dems – If You’re a Donor, Don’t Worry!
  • Communism, Socialism Here We Come – Dems In 214!
  • It’s Not a Lie If the Media Repeats It – Dems In ’14!
  • Together, Let’s Finish Off America
  • Fast and Furious, IRS, Benghazi, Obamacare…Changing the World – Dems in ‘14
  • If You Like Your Country, You Can Keep Your Country – Dems in 2014!
  • Democrats in 2014 – Keep Watching Dancing With the Stars!
  • China, Russia, Iran…You’re Welcome – Dem’s in ‘14
  • Democrats – We’re Smarter Than You!
  • Dems In 2014 – Hablas Espaniol?
  • Democrats – The Climate Never Changed Before 1975!
  • A New Direction For America – Down The Drain!

Please let me hear if you have any good suggestions.  It’s the least that we can do to help.

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