Posts Tagged ‘ American ’

Thanksgiving, God and Joe American

 

My father-in-law passed away peacefully in his sleep last week.  He was 92 and the original American piece of work.  He had children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He never wanted much, just his own way.

Joseph, was a product of the end of the first world war.  He was second generation Italian on one side, and on another had an ancestor that fought in the Civil War.  Being a history and genealogy junkie, I liked to feed him tidbits of research on his background.  Tidbits that helped strengthened his belief in his family’s foundation and confident in its  accomplishments.   He thought that it was so great that there existed an historical map of his lifetime through these tidbits, a picture of the ship from the 1800s where parts of his family had come back and forth from Italy,  the census from 1910, and his Navy discharge papers that were long lost  after his service in the South Pacific in WWII.

He was a small handsome Italian guy, blonde with blue eyes; just a regular Joe.

His history was very important to him.  It helped him know that he didn’t arrive on this earth alone.  He talked always of his city of Philadelphia, where he was born and raised and where he raised his own.  He talked of how such and such a thing ended up where, who built it and who tore it down.

He was brought to this place by the grace of God through his ancestors from places which were not nearly as prosperous as the one they were headed for.  America.  Relatives worked all means of dirty, skilled and semi-skilled jobs.    He was so proud of them.

In recent years we have been reprimanded,  warned not to be haughty over the success of the American dream and the infrastructure built by average Americans that built the strongest economy in the world.  We were told, “No, you didn’t build that”.

The American dream has almost NOTHING to do with money or entitlement.   It is uniquely American in that any average Joe, who keeps his shoulder to the wheel, and has the drive, can provide a nice living for his family and extended family.  A family history did NOTHING to hold him back.  Because his grandfather was a shoemaker, it didn’t mean he couldn’t be an electrician or a plumber or a doctor or whatever it took to thrive given his determination and abilities.   Class has nothing to do with anything in America.  Only those who wish to hold on to power or wealth and try to keep you poor and dependent will tell you that it does.

Petty Officer Joe American was buried with full ceremony and honors for his rank, with taps and a shot gun salute and the entire nine yards of military tribute.  His rank  not given due to his lineage or royalty as would have been true in Europe.  It was earned.  He was an American, a classic product of the blessed and noble American experiment wrought from the European Enlightenment.

On this Thanksgiving Day, thank God first of course, but then also thank Joe and all of his fellow veterans and family who gave us what we have and shame on those who seek to diminish it.

Democrat Resistance: The New American Hezbollah

The articles a good search provides are endless related to the recent decade of Democrat calls to violence.  The Democrats proclivity for bloodshed attracts those who advocate murder and mayhem to their side or did they advocate violence in order to GAIN the support of Hezbollah & its military wing Hamas (the Islamic Resistance) CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood?

Obama gave 33 billion dollars to Iran, the worlds number one sponsor of Hezbollah terror on his way out the White House door.   Democrat leadership did nothing to stop him.  It was paid in gold and cash.  How best to kick back American tax payer dollars to our socialist democrats or to pay for influence in Hezbollah, one hand washing the other.    If Iran is the number one sponsor of terrorism, what does that make America who is now a huge contributor to that nation? Democrat-led American governments have become an important financial supporter of terror around the world.

This substantive evidence underwrites the Democrat elite’s financial and philosophical support of terror.  In fact, they have not shied away from supporting domestic terror.  Black Lives Matter has proven their affection for violence in the US. They spent the summer of 2016 inciting riots in cities around the country and warring against police departments over false tales of police brutality.  Occupy Wall Street rioters had the support of the attempted mass murderer of US Senators  in Alexandria, James Hodgkinson.

So when US officials call for “taking to the streets” (Obama, Loretta Lynch, Tim Kaine) have no doubt as to the violence they are advocating.

https://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2017/06/15/20-liberal-calls-for-violence-against-conservatives-in-quotes-n2341401
http://www.wnd.com/2017/06/20-times-violence-threatened-used-in-wake-of-dems-political-collapse

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-10814698 https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/the-muslim-brotherhood-in-america

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http://www.islamist-watch.org/17912/islamist-campaign-donors-overwhelmingly-back

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9041/iran-terrorism-sponsor
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-may-received-much-33-6-billion-cash-gold-payments-u-s
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/03/politics/us-sends-plane-iran-400-million-cash/index.html
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/background-and-overview-of-hamas

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/baseball-shooter-james-hodgkinson-spoke-about-occupy-wall-street-in-2011-watch/article/2626000
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-democrats-black-lives-matter-20160727-snap-story.html

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