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Continuing Education Woes

Parents are, once again, up in arms at the latest educational happenings. As I stated before, I believe the video speaks for itself. This principal/teacher, supposedly having graduated from a Law University, should have known better than to create this conflict. Our public schools are not even allowed to sing Christmas songs or pray, but this is saying it is alright to praise Obama. We currently also have around 10-12 people up in arms about our “Pledge of Allegiance” because of the phrase “Under God.” These people are also up in arms over the words used on our monetary system, “In God We Trust.” Where are they now when Praising Obama is commencing in our schools?

If you listen to this video, sure it seems really cute, you begin to see a pattern emerge. I am not saying that Obama himself is responsible for this video, but it is about him. I will just touch on a few more items regarding this video before I digress. People claim they do not want religion in the schools, but both songs have religious tones to them, with Obama as HIM instead of God or Jesus. Would this not say then that religion is being brought into our schools thus committing a conflict of interests and a bit of hipocracy?

The first song’s lyrics, which I am touching on, are as follows:

“Barack Hussein Obama, he said red, yellow, black or white, all are equal in his sight…”

Well, if we all remember back to when we were little attending Sunday school, there was this little song we used to sing called, “Jesus Loves the Little Children.” The lyrics included were as follows:

“Jesus loves the little children, All the children of the world. Red and yellow Black and white, They are precious in His sight…”

This sounds a bit eerily similar does it not? Now I will make a final note on the second song in this video. Listen to the music without the lyrics and you will hear a very familiar song. This song, originally written in 1855 by William Steffe, is called, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” There have been many revisions to lyrics in this song over the years by many people. It was an American abolitionist song which was sung as a campfire spiritual. During the American Civil War, it became a popular song for the military. Well, before I get in too deep here, allow me the duty to show you this controversial video which is having massive lash-backs.

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Jennifer

September 26, 2009 Posted by | Political, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Terrorism

Terrorism is defined as the unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons. Because the term terrorism is politically and emotionally charged, it is difficult to accurately describe it. Terrorism has been around for centuries, but has recently been brought much more attention than ever before.

In one of my college courses, we were asked to do an assignment. The assignment was, “If you were going to commit a terrorist act, what would you do?” I will not go into detail of my assignment, due to the sensitivity of the material, but I have a reason to mention it. My reasoning is to explain how the average citizen thinks when they view the world around them. The views of the average citizen only go as far as their “own back yard” which means trouble and shows complacency. Every student in the class, except myself, had the same ideas, almost verbatim. They were concerned with a person attacking an elementary school or college campus.

My paper, however, was shocking to my professor. He questioned me about the paper after reading what I handed in. He was wondering if he had reason to be concerned about me because what I wrote scared him to death. I told him absolutely not and explained why. It took me a few times of explaining my paper before it sunk in. I merely put myself in the shoes of terrorists from what I researched and what has been shown. Then I put the details in place on how it would go down; if all went according to plan. I had been able to obtain information that the general public should not have been able to obtain, but this information is out in the open for all to see. In my opinion, it is government complacency which is a threat to national security.

Terrorists are not concerned with small acts that would barely show as a “blip” on the radar. Terrorists want to effect masses, sending the masses into a chaotic state. A terrorist want his/her acts to be grand enough to gain attention so it spreads like wildfire amongst the masses and gains worldwide media attention.

My professor askedme if I would have any objections to him sending my paper in to a government official he knew. I told him absolutely not. The government should be aware of what can potentially happen so they can protect us from these attacks. If I obtained this information then surely terrorists already have. Look at it this way, if you have a Microsoft® Operating System with holes for hackers to gain entry, would you sit idly by and do nothing? Absolutely not. You want those fixes and patches to correct the problem so your system is protected.

Administrations have used the term “We are declaring war against terrorism.” There is no such thing. You cannot declare was on an idealism. War can only be declared agaisnt a country or entity. Terrorism is a growing concern in this world. Just enough to breed fear until the next bout of complacency is done. This is also why I question the intelligence of the administration when it comes to the release of suspected terrorists and the closing of Gitmo. Another problem to consider is the release of the Lockerbie Bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, receiving a compasion release from imprisonment due to failing health. Where was his compassion for the 270 people he murdered? To add salt into the wound of that release, he received a hero’s welcome when he de-boarded the plane in Libya.

The most recent arrests of 3 suspected terrorists in New York City; now 9 arrests with possibly 24 or more suspects still being sought after, which has been covered in the news, is also creating a stir of re-emerging terrorist attack threats in our country. They had been questioned by the FBI and denied any ties to terrorism only to be found to be lying later. When the text message “The wedding cake is ready” was intercepted, law enforcement realized that was the code for an attack being imminent. Not only was a text message intercepted, but hand-written plans for making explosives and detonators was also found. My concern is for the exposed agents and their families as well as a possible terror attack rising. I have only listed a few incidents in this topic even though much more is occurring.

One thing I can say on terrorist attacks is that if even one more attack occurs on our soil, vigilanteism will emerge. If the Government will not defend the people, then the people will step up to the plate. There are numbers of groups already active and on the move. They will not care or see if the people who “fit the profile” are innocent or not. The old saying “if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck” is how they will see and react.

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Jennifer

September 23, 2009 Posted by | Political, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Corruption

Corruption is running rampant everywhere we turn. The Government is extremely overloaded with corruption and this is NOT acceptable. If corruption in the mainstream was as rampant as it is in the Government, it would not be tolerated. Proof positive on this claim is the over crowding of our prisons and jails. Why then are we allowing this to continue at the Government levels? It has been proven repeatedly that the more money and power one holds the less the penalty, usually it allows for a slap on the wrist and nothing more.

If we look at just a few instances, such as tax fraud, Wall Street, the banking system, ACORN, SEIU, and etc, it is appalling. The people who are in powerful people’s pockets can get away with corruption, while the average citizen or the “ex-communicated” is land-basted. I could write a volume of encyclopedias if I took the time, but who would read it? Again, it is the complacency of the people who have allowed this to go unchecked. Those few voices who have stood up have been discredited, ignored, placed under a “witch hunt,” or chastised; swept away and destroyed. Is it any wonder that the people have lost faith in the system?

The one thing that seems to stand out, in my mind, is that most people are sedentary until it effects them personally. Usually, by the time the full blast of corruption slams people, it is already too late. By the time it is realized, there is so much muck to wade through that we cannot figure out exactly where to begin or how to begin. Looming ahead in our future, if we do nothing to “clean house,” is devastation and disaster. The voices, who try in vain to wake others up, end up being consumed by the darkness before the light shines through.

Co-operation is sorely lacking as well. I see this on all levels. Many people speak out and agree something needs to be accomplished, but when it comes down to “put your money where your mouth is,” only one, or a very few, stand holding the bag. Without co-operation and teamwork, things will not get better. We ALL need to write our Senators and Congressmen, get on the horn and let them know we are here and we are not pleased. If people think they have ideas for better solutions, pass them on. Do not just stand and criticize and name call. Offer suggestions and solutions if you have a problem with what is currently in place. Maybe the idea you have has not been brought to the table. The politicians need to be accepting and not look down on the people as if the people are not intelligent enough to know things. Elected officials do not have all the answers either. Being HUMBLE is appropriate behavior. Let the people know their opinion is valued.

A huge portion of the problems in today’s society is the utter lack of morals and values. The Government is leading by example, and it shows. Everything done filters down the chain and affects many. It affects people you would not even think about or possibly know. Everything a person does has a consequence. Whether it is good or bad depends on what the person has done. Take the time to think things through before acting on said things.

History continues to repeat itself. The reason for repetition is that people have not learned from the mistakes made. Most of us know the old saying, “Beating a dead horse.” Beating a dead horse will not change things, but it will wear the person out and the horse will still be dead. Why then won’t the Government and the people wake up and try something new? For the politicians and people who HAVE been trying to make a difference, I commend you for your efforts and humbly ask you to not give up or give in.

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Jennifer

September 22, 2009 Posted by | Political, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Gitmo Crisis

I would like to discuss the GITMO crisis which is creating a bit of turmoil. Before I get too far into this discussion, I would like to give some information about GITMO. I wonder how many of us know exactly what GITMO is.

1“Gitmo,” or Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Is the location of detainees accused of international terrorism. Gitmo is run by the Joint Task Force Guantanamo of the United States Government since 2002 in the naval base there. Gitmos’ location is on the shore of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Since there has been many conspiracy type theories surrounding Gitmo, including torture, Obama’s regime is looking to close Gitmo and detain the captives here in the United States and other countries; some of them to be released. There are three camps on the base, Camp Delta (includes Camp Echo), Camp Iguana, and Camp X-Ray. Camp X-Ray is closed.

After Obama’s regime outed the CIA and FBI agents (primarily the CIA), giving away the locations and personal information of not only these agents but their families as well to these detainees, I feel that there will definitely be trouble. This storm was brewing over accusations of “water boarding” being used as one of the forms of gaining information, which many felt was abusive and unnecessary torture. One of the locations being looked at for releasing these accused terrorists is New York. Now the latest is that the released detainees are refusing to appear in court. Our Government should not close any part of Gitmo and should consider re-opening the facilities which have already been closed. Since these detainees refuse to appear in court, they should be re-detained and tried in a military tribunal, where they should have been tried in the first place.

If we all look back to September 11, 2001, we’ll remember that New York was one of the locations terrorists attacked. I cannot help but stop and ponder the intelligence of this Administration. Another bone of contention, is that people are screaming for citizens’ rights for these detainees. People feel the detainees are entitled to civil trials and rights of the United States citizens. This is not our law. Detainees/POW’s are to be tried in a military court/tribunal.

Prisoners of War (POW’s), or detainees accused of a war crime, are not granted the rights of the citizens according to the law of the land. They are not granted the rights of Mirandizing. What they are entitled to is a military Tribunal. Most of these detainees are not even citizens of our country, therefore are not granted any United States privilages and rights. This may seem repetitive, but it is necessary to make this point clear. I’ve been told one cannot stress this point enough.

1 Wikipedia®. “Guantanamo Bay detention camp.”  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 16 Sept. 2009.
17 Sept. 2009. < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamo_Bay_detention_camp >.

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Jennifer

September 21, 2009 Posted by | Political, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Truth, Liberty, and Justice; the American Way

The day is Saturday, September 12, 2009.

Masses converged on Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. They came from all walks of life. Everyone hoping America’s voice would be heard. They arrived peacefully, hand-made signs in their possession. They had a purpose on this day which is still rising. Fox News covered this event and the masses were heard. As to the exact numbers of concerned Americans present, the jury is still out and it is not important. The fact that these brave souls stood up is important. America is waking from her slumber. Far too long have we, the American citizens, turned a blind eye hoping things would fix themselves or just go away. It’s like the old idiom of “Nobody sees the pink elephant in the middle of the room.”

Many would have us, the American populous; believe that we have no idea why we were marching in protest this day. This is far from true and a part of the problem in this country. Do not underestimate the intelligence of the citizens of this nation. People DID do their research and DID read proposed plans and changes. The people know. They arrived for a myriad of reasons which the government better listen to. Many will say race was an issue. Many will say that it is a Republican/Democratic/ Left wing/Right wing issue. They are Wrong! It is about the PEOPLE asking questions and demanding answers from the GOVERNMENT. Many will say people are afraid of change so they will erect stumbling blocks to deter change. Still others will name call and claim the people are merely looking for conflict and violence as well as other ways to explain away events. This is far from true. We the People are not taking answers or statements at face value any more. I have always told people, “Never take things at face value. Question and investigate EVERYTHING.”

One of the beauties of this country is the freedom of speech and thought. Everyone is entitled to their own and the ability to voice those opinions and thoughts. Will everyone love them or agree with them? The answer is absolutely not. One thing everyone does agree on is the system is broken and corrupt. Everyone also agrees that some solution must ultimately be found. The conflict is in HOW the final solutions are enacted. The conflict is not that there are problems or that solutions need to be enacted to correct these problems, but the means of said solutions ARE in conflict. What is even worse, is the government, who live in their Ivory towers and refuse to listen to the people whom the government WORKS FOR.

Far too long have the people been too complacent to “make waves” by speaking out. This sedentary behavior has CAUSED the current problems and corruption. The people thought it would be best if the government took care of the people’s responsibilities instead of the people taking care of their own responsibilities. The government saw fit to step up to the plate making promises they did not intend to keep to appease the few loud voices. The rhetoric and propaganda took hold in the people who believed, and clung to, every word as a baby cleaves to it’s mother’s bossom. Is it any wonder the country is in the state it is in? Greed and corruption quickly replaced, in secret, the promises made which were to “make life safer and better” for the people who, according to the government, “need to be protected from themselves.” Wake up people! This is not acceptable!

One thing to note about the citizens of these United States of America, is that we are slow to anger, but once we are awakened, we will take care of matters. This time we awaken to clean house in our government and to regain what our forefathers fought to instill for future generations. Today the government would see to it that anyone who speaks out is squelched and brushed under the rug; forgotten. We cannot allow this to happen again. If we continue to sit idly by and watch instead of act, then all that has been done will be for naught. Just because you stand up for one huge event, does not mean you are finished. As quickly as a flame is lit, it can be extinguished just as fast. There are many levels in government you can work on. Just because you may deal with a smaller segment of government, does not mean you are not making a difference. Every little bit counts and is just as important a task. Remember, this is a government of the people, by the people, for the people. For those of you who forget our Constitution, it begins with “We the People…” not “We the Government.”

Does any one person have all the answers? The answer is no. This is why many need to hear and decide. Here is the idea- Keep what works and discard what does not work. Adding more beauracracy to an already failing system is not the answer. One possible solution is to cut the government body in half and ENFORCE WHAT IS ALREADY ON THE BOOKS. If change is needed to bring the laws to current society, then re-write existing laws- Do not add more useless laws that will go un-enforced. Preventative care is also a huge monetary saver. There are so many improvements that can be made and spoken of (I will not touch on them in this article or whoever is reading would never get finished reading and they would fall asleep). The less clutter in your house, the better you can watch it, care for it, devote the attention needed, and keep it under control.

People are afraid to step on toes, but sometimes, in order to gain the attention needed, you have to step on the giants’ toes. Do not be afraid of questioning things or educating yourself. Do your research, educate yourself, and become more in tune to happenings around you. Look at it this way, would you allow someone you do not know to sign your legal documents or your checkbook without questioning why? Do you really instill that much trust and faith in a person you do not know in your personal belongings? We know this answer to be a huge no. Then why would you take the government at their word, just because they are the government? If you do not care about how you are steered, then maybe you would just go along with it. Who knows if they signed you up to take responsibility for a crime?

If you do not take responsibility for what you learn and what consequences could occur, then you cannot put a stop to it before you are trapped. Now, many reading this may not read it accurately so I am going to make sure this is clear. I merely used that scenario as an EXAMPLE; I am not saying the government has done this literally, yet. When I try to explain my points of view, I try to use common frame of referencing to help others understand things better. I feel it puts things into perspective. The first place to start is to take a look in the mirror. Too many people keep passing the buck; playing the blame game. As long as people can continue to delude themselves into believing that it is not individual responsibility, everything continues as is. I look at myself every day in that mirror and ask myself, “What have I been doing? How can I be changing things for the better? Do I have any possible ideas for solutions? Who can I tell?” The answer is clear. Stand up for your values and beliefs. Be honest in your convictions. Change begins with you.

What is appalling to me is how the “House of Nancy Pelosi” is planning on sanctioning, insulting and humiliating, Joe Wilson, who bravely called out The Presidents’ mis-statement of facts during the Presidential address to a joint session of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Pelosi and the Democrats are not satisfied after Joe Wilson took the initiative to apologize to the public and President Obama, numerous times, for his outburst hollering out “YOU LIE!”  The drunken power hungry morons decided that was not good enough and they want to put him on his knees. I say that Pelosi needs to wake up and smell the coffee; she is not God, nor is anyone else in that floor. Joe Wilson was doing his job and I commend him for standing up for injustice. Sure he stated that he wishes he could have worded it differently, but as he said “There was not enough time to do so.” Pelosi should watch other government’s behavior. This was nothing in the scheme of things. At least there were no fists flying or chairs and microphones being hurled in their direction. What will be next Pelosi? Caning people who you do not agree with? Last I saw, we are STILL America.

To the people who truly believe that We The People have no clue why we showed up to the march on Capital Hill, and other locals the same day for common goals, We do know why we were there. The “straw that broke the camels’ back” was the healthcare issue. The official count by the park police was 1.2 million, with many others guestimating around 150,000-200,000 being turned away. There were also those who could not attend who desired to attend. The government better wake up because We The People are not going away. You cannot brush us under the rug and make things disappear or be forgotten. We respect the office of the government, but we do not agree with what that office is being used to achieve. People keep throwing race in which is becoming very annoying. RACE IS NOT AN ISSUE HERE. Stop trying to throw distractions from the true issues at hand.

There will always be opposition no matter what is laid out on the table. This is to be expected. If a central idea can be reached, then things may run a bit smoother. As I stated earlier, due to differing opinions, there will be those who are not content. We cannot please everyone. Common sense is paramount in all cases. Our government representatives should be willing to hear their constituents and carry the words of their constituents to the Congress and Senate. This is their job. They were not hired by the people to live secluded in their Ivory towers, away from the plights of the people whom they work for. The people need to rise up and become non-complacent in their future- the future of these United States of America.

Now is the question at hand; What will you do? Will you, the American citizens, stand up and fight for our country? Will you allow the government to continue taking over? Will you watch America as she begins to crumble from beneath your feet? The time is NOW to stand or everything we are becomes nothing but a fading memory; an echo in history and time. Show everyone who we are and what we are made of now. Do not wait until it is too late thinking others will take care of matters. If you do not stand up, nobody will.

In closing, I would like to commend the brave souls who took the stand. This not only includes the people who got on cameras and attended tea parties, but the small voices as well. I also want to commend the brave souls who serve and protect us on a daily basis. Uncovering the corruption takes a load of bravery and perseverance. Every accomplishment, no matter how small, is significant and just as important as anything else. We the People will shape the future of this Nation. Truth, Liberty, Justice; the American Way. God Bless America. May her spirit fly high and her colors never fade.

Monday, September 14, 2009
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Jennifer

September 15, 2009 Posted by | Political, Uncategorized | 2 Comments