Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Last Great Democrat

I have had a kindly disposition to Harry S Truman sever since he sent me a personal letter in 1952 concerning a different government job. I worked at the Justice Department at the time but Mr. Truman felt the nation would be better served if I transferred to the Department of Defense. Even though we were separated by party differences, I respected his intentions and complied. In retrospect, I’m pretty sure that failure to follow his direction may well have resulted in lengthy incarceration. Also, I had become tired of reading musty, dusty files and the possibility of visiting foreign lands had such an allure that I went almost immediately to a local recruiter and enlisted. The rest, as they say; is history—undistinguished but history none the less.

After his decision to use all means at his disposal to end the conflict with the Japanese, I had developed an affection for Mr. Truman. This was clouded by other matters which he embraced regarding the fledgling United Nations, monetary policy and China but on balance, I found him a capable leader. This may well have been predicated on our mutual mid-western background and his obvious acceptance of the role of God in our lives. This is demonstrated in what has become a largely ignored opinion which he uttered:

“The fundamental basis of this nation’s law was given to Moses on the Mount.” Harry S Truman
This assertion should stand as evidence of his clear understanding of the US Constitution and the intentions of the founders at the inception of the nation. Collectively, they well understand that the enumerated rights come from the Almighty and their sacred document was little more than a clear outline of the protections of those rights.

As God slips deeper into the lost memory of our leaders, that “fundamental basis” grows fuzzier day by day in their minds. One need not read very far into Genesis to see the beginnings and actualization of a universal conceit. Men are disobedient and assume for themselves that which they should rightfully attribute to the God of their fathers.

Given the mercy of God and the ever present option of repentance, we constantly have the opportunity to make those changes to alter our lives. For those of us who firmly believe that this life does not end upon our last earthly breath, these alterations are essential. That possibility is clearly recorded in Matthew 28:1-5 (KJV) and sets the pathway for redemption and eternal life. One would think that the prospect of an eternal life in the company of God and all that entails would be a sufficient carrot on the end of any stick. Judging from man’s disobedience and self-indulgence, we may safely conclude that many “just don’t get it.”

Harry Truman “got it.” As a result, I choose to single him out as a true American hero. He rose above his education in Democrat machine politics in Missouri to become what is best described as a statesman. As you thoughtful readers reflect on this important holiday weekend, make the obvious comparisons of presidents of the last century and include him in your celebration of true American patriots.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

Thursday, July 1, 2010

What to Make of it?

We are collectively coming up on eighteen months of the administration of Barack Obama. In that interval, I have become convinced that he is hell bent on the absolute destruction of the United States of America. The worst of it is that he could possibly succeed. Under normal circumstances there would be an effective legislative and judicial branch to thwart the absolute take over of the government. This is not the case today with both the house and the senate under his thumb and the supreme court on the verge of swinging to the left.

Further, he has pulled an “end around” and appointed forty plus “czars” in important sectors of the administration with the authoritative capacity to regulate the lives of every American. This has long since passed the point of being a laughing matter. Oh, his boners have provided a few grins but the overall performance has little humor in it.

Many have noted that he needs some time to get “his sea legs” and adjust to the responsibilities of the office. He’s had nearly 550 days to figure out how this country is supposed to work according to the Constitution and the statutes. In fact, I believe that he claimed, on the campaign trail, that he was a former ConLaw professor but I see little evidence to support that assertion. It would appear that the “on-the-job-training” phase should be well in the past.

Over the years I have been exposed to endless numbers of conspiracy theories on one matter or another and have found them to be, for the most part, pretty flimsy stuff and not worth the time to absorb. For the first time, I am now beginning to believe that we are about to become the victims of the most elaborate plot the world has ever seen. It has taken eighteen months of observation to convince roughly 55% of the population that a.) we are in trouble and b.) it is the direct result of actions from the White House. Are we really that dense? Perhaps it would be kinder to say we are simply in denial. The matter is so bizarre that a collective denial has settled over a significant portion of the population.

It has been one crisis after another accompanied by insane fiscal outlays supposedly offering a solution. In the process, little progress has been made to seek the root causes and make the necessary corrections. The solution has been routinely the same—throw money at it. All the country has left is a treasury full of useless receipts, worthless IOU’s and an incredible national debt. Even those issues which require a modest amount of money to pursue are ignored to the peril of the nation. The oil continues to flow uselessly into the Gulf, the Mexican border is still a war zone, the COLA for Social Security participants has been nixed for the second straight year and the (intentional?) incompetence proceeds apace.

If American citizens are unable to become aware of the political mess we are in and fail to balance the government as the founders intended, we will be in dire straits. Do not for a moment believe that we cannot go bankrupt. We can! The time has arrived when we discard the notion that polite conversation with friends and family cannot be sullied by political comments. These are exceptional times and if we are restricted by some archaic notion of politeness which prevents public complaint and accurate observation we are in a world of hurt. This is a conversation which should be on lips of every person. This country is facing a serious genuine crisis. I urge you to become involved in your responsibility as a citizen. You must become informed and be ready to plead with every person you know to join you in returning this nation to sanity. The alternative is too horrible to even contemplate. Pray to Almighty God for the redemption of this exceptional nation.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Border Wars Continue

I found a letter that was posted on several different web sites recently, which is as appropriate today as the day it was written. It is from a long time veteran Border Patrol Officer, David J. Stoddard of Hereford, Arizona (Cochise County) with twenty-seven years of experience keeping our border safe at various different points.

The letter was written in 2006 and addressed to Senator Bill Frist to bring the attention of the senate to long-standing problems on the border. As you read the letter, be aware that the problems have not improved and in fact has gotten worse, and in some cases, exponentially more severe. Keep in mind that the author of this letter has devoted his adult life to keeping that border safe in some very dangerous places. He knows the territory and whereof he speaks.

“Dear Senator Frist:

There is a huge amount of propaganda and myths circulating about illegal aliens, particularly illegal Mexican, Salvadorian, Guatemalan and Honduran aliens.

Illegal aliens generally do NOT want US citizenship. Americans are very vain thinking that everybody in the world wants to be a US citizen. Mexicans, and other nationalities want to remain citizens of their home countries while obtaining the benefits offered by the United States such as employment, medical care, instate tuition, government subsidized housing and free education for their offspring. Their main attraction is employment and their loyalty usually remains at home. They want benefits earned and subsidized by middle class Americans. What illegal aliens want are benefits of American residence without paying the price.

There are no jobs that Americans won't do. Illegal aliens are doing jobs that Americans can't take and still support their families. Illegal aliens take low wage jobs, live dozens in a single residence home, share expenses and send money to their home country. There are no jobs that Americans won't do for a decent wage.

Every person who illegally entered this nation left a home. They are NOT homeless and they are NOT Americans. Some left jobs in their home countries. They come to send money to their real home as evidenced by the more than 20 billion dollars sent out of the country each year by illegal aliens. These illegal aliens knowingly and willfully entered this nation in violation of the law and therefore assumed the risk of detection and deportation. Those who brought their alien children assumed the responsibility and risk on behalf of their children.

Illegal aliens are NOT critical to the economy. Illegal aliens constitute less than 5% of the workforce. However, they reduce wages and benefits for lawful US residents.

This is NOT an immigrant nation. There are 280 million native born Americans. While it is true that this nation was settled and founded by immigrants (legal immigrants), it is also true that there is not a nation on this planet that was not settled by immigrants at one time or another.

The United States is welcoming to legal immigrants. Illegal aliens are not immigrants by definition. The US accepts more lawful immigrants every year than the rest of the world combined.

There is no such thing as the "Hispanic vote." Hispanics are white, brown, black and every shade in between. Hispanics are Republicans, Democrats, Anarchists, Communists, Marxists and Independents. The so-called "Hispanic vote" is a myth. Pandering to illegal aliens to get the Hispanic vote is a dead end.

Mexico is NOT a friend of the United States. Since 1848 Mexicans have resented the United States. During World War I Mexico allowed German Spies to operate freely in Mexico to spy on the US. During World War II Mexico allowed the Axis powers to spy on the US from Mexico. During the Cold War Mexico allowed spies hostile to the US to operate freely. The attack on the Twin Towers in 2001 was cheered and applauded all across Mexico. Today Mexican school children are taught that the US stole California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. If you don't believe it, check out some Mexican textbooks written for their school children.

Although some illegal aliens enter this country for a better life, there are 6 billion people on this planet. At least 1 billion of those live on less than one dollar a day. If wanting a better life is a valid excuse to break the law and sneak into America, then let's allow those one billion to come to America and we'll turn the USA into a Third World nation overnight. Besides, there are 280 million native born Americans who want a better life. I'll bet Bill Gates and Donald Trump want a better life. When will the USA lifeboat be full? Since when is wanting a better life a good reason to trash another nation?

There is a labor shortage in this country. This is a lie. There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of American housewives, senior citizens, students, unemployed and underemployed who would gladly take jobs at a decent wage.

It is racist to want secure borders. What is racist about wanting secure borders and a secure America? What is racist about not wanting people to sneak into America and steal benefits we have set aside for legal aliens, senior citizens, children and other legal residents? What is it about race that entitles people to violate our laws, steal identities, and take the American Dream without paying the price? For about four decades American politicians have refused to secure our borders and look after the welfare of middle class Americans. These politicians have been of both parties. A huge debt to American society has resulted. This debt will be satisfied and the interest will be high. There have already been riots in the streets by illegal aliens and their supporters. There will be more. You, as a politician, have a choice to offend the illegal aliens who have stolen into this country and demanded the rights afforded to US citizens or to offend those of us who are stakeholders in this country. The interest will be steep either way. There will be civil unrest. There will be a reckoning. Do you have the courage to do what is right for America? Or, will you bow to the wants and needs of those who don't even have the right to remain here? There will be a reckoning.

It will come in November of this year, again in 2008 and yet again in 2010. We will not allow America to be stolen by third world agitators and thieves.

David J. Stoddard US Border Patrol (RET) Hereford, Arizona”

This letter is not printed here as a condemnation of Bill Frist but rather a blanket shaming of politicians in general who chose to ignore the United States Constitution and hide from the problem regardless of party.

All hats should be off to honor this border patrol agent who has identified the myths and solutions so well. He knew his duty even if our legislators haven’t a clue.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday Morning Rant 151

After .3 inches of rain on Friday, it would be hard to pick a fight with me about much of anything. It is a joy to watch God’s natural world respond to my perceived needs. When your water is supplied by your own individual well, you become much more aware of mysterious things like “water tables” and “submersible pumps.” During an extremely dry summer, you watch every cloud in hopeful anticipation. In six and half years, we have never run out of water but the thought is always there. The pump is over 80’ down the well shaft, nearly new, below the water level of the nearby Spring River, and draws from a total depth of nearly 200’. We also keep about 30 gallons of water in reserve for any emergency in a hodge-podge of containers—just in case.

The problem is exacerbated by the presence of juvenile tomato plants and our precious and precocious grapes busily climbing the deck which require daily water. This is in combination with a huge collection of flowers which also require daily irrigation. We were thrilled by the rain not just for us but also for the local farmers whose corn now exhibits leaf structure which resembles up thrust swords which funnels what little water may providentially fall from the sky with out loss. Now that we have had some relief, we may relax for another day or two and then renew our prayers of supplication.

A Declaration of Independence

"Day by Day" is the lead blog on my favorites list. Every morning, it sets the tone for the day as cartoon characters take on current events. After years of exposure, they have become personified by Scott Ott, the artist and proprietor of the website and have become as real to me as my entire body of friends.

The Sunday Post on June 27, 2010, is exemplary of his genius. First, go to the website and get the general taste of the offering. I have then taken the liberty of putting the main thrust into what I consider a more readable font—read it.

"…The history of the present King’ of America, Barack Obama, is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to established Laws, notably Immigration, Voting, and Contract Laws, the more wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, as with Arizona Immigration Law, unless suspended in the their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, or of hearing them, unless those people relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to those in the Tea Parties, and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies behind closed doors, denying access, and at places unusual, uncomfortable and distant from the venue of the People, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has ignored and harassed Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasion on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolution, to heed fellow Americans who have been elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise, the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion without, and convulsions within.

He has heartily endeavoured to raise the population of these States; solely for Partisan Party Gain only; and for that purpose obstructing the Laws of the Land pursuant to Immigration Law and Citizenship; refusing to pass others not inclined of his Views their migrations hither, and lowering the condition of said Citizenship.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws of established Precedent, whether Contract Laws or Voting rights, via his minions, Eric Holder, et al.

He and Like Progressives have made Judges dependent on their Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New UnAccountable Czars, diluted the Authority of the People, and sent hither swarms of IRS Officers to harass our people and eat of their substance.

He plans to keep among Us, in times of peace, supported by Our own Industry, dissolute Obama Youth gangs, without the Consent of our Legislatures.

He has affected to render his Office, the Presidency, independent and superior to that of the People.

He has combined with Democrats, RINOS, Progressives, Communists, Dictators and Tyrants to subject Us to a jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation, to wit the “Stimulus Bill.” ”Healthcare,” Cap and Trade, and sundry Bills of Attainder Offensive to Citizens of the Nation.

For proposing Succor and Pay to a corrupted “Fourth Estate” that is inimical to Our Freedoms and federal subsidies of our own labor.

For protecting said “Fourth Estate” through payment of Favor and condemnation of Their Enemies, Fox News, Talk radio, Blogs, all of whereof Free Men speak, for any Libel should commit on Same.

For cutting off our Allies in all parts of the world:

For imposing Ruinous Taxes on us without our Consent; and for the Representation of Foreigners without taxation:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury, rather through their minions of their Press, and various Anonymous’ Sources:

For transporting us beyond the Pleasures of Logic and Reason; to try for pretended offences against this State:

For abolishing the free System of American Laws, establishing theirin an Arbitrary Progressive ‘government’, and enlarging its Boundaries, and redefinition of Language and Certitude, so as to render it once as an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute progressive/communist Rule into these States.

For taking away our Charter, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally and ‘Change’ the Forms of our Government.

For suspending our own Legislatures, whether Arizona, Texas, or the bosom of Local government and declaring Himself invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his ‘Beneficent Change’, and waging War against us.

He has plundered our Gulf, ravaged our coasts through his incompetence, burnt out our Currency, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time proposing to transport large Armies of foreign Illegal Immigrants to compleat the works of death , desolation and tyranny of One-Party Rule, already begun with the circumstances of the perversion of our Laws of Citizenship, scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of an American president.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens to inform on their Countrymen on his website, against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by His hand.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, by race, by gender, social class and any and all machinations thereof, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Drug Lords and Islamic terrorists whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. Whether through his State of his Press, A President, whose character is this marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the President of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Progressive brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their congress to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have appealed to their claims of justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf, arrogant, contemptuous and dismissive to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do in the Name and by Authority of the good People of these States, solemnly publish and declare That the united States are absolved from all Allegiance to a tyrant President and that all political connection between them and those of foreign Progressive Coda, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. – And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”

What you have just completed reading is the opinion of Scott Ott. It is also an opinion which is shared with your host. Each particular item is well documented and easily verifiable. Thank you for reading it.

And Finally

If you have been trapped in a cave this past week, you may have missed the post entitled, “They Walk Among Us” which is about Milwaukee supervisor Peggy West. (Just click on the archives for last week in the left hand column—you’ll find it easily.”) It may well be time to check the contents of the “liberal” water cooler. There may be something present which provokes a congressional representative to wonder about a Pacific Island overturning, a president of 57 states and a geography drop-out. Apparently, there was, indeed, a child or two “left behind.” Keep in mind that these people all hold elected positions and are the responsibility of those who pulled the lever for them—the voters. God help us!

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon