Friday, May 4, 2018


“Thank You” for visiting this website.

The information posted and referenced herein strives to be of meaningful support to our U.S. Constitution, Secured Borders, Common-language "English," and Common culture founded on Judeo-Christian values. And, as such, of likewise support to the gift-of-life journey of "all" who are respectful of; now blessed with; or are yet struggling for, the freedom to enjoy, share, protect, and preserve, the inalienable (God-given) rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. A most precious freedom too often taken for granted and abused by our world's more fortunate, while shamefully and inhumanely denied to a countless many.   —William James Moore*

(*Administrator of this website; blog/posting author as LibertyGuardianUSA; a self-described politically-independent conservative and social/religious-moderate; and strong opponent of nation-destructive political-correctness.)

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"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
Genesis 1:1

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“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives,” and, “Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.” 
James Madison (4th U.S. President and a U.S. Founding Father)

Humankind's "Good Side" Not Obsolete Yet!

Our reportedly distant ancestors were no doubt highly awe-struck when human-made “fire,” the “wheel,” etc., first came on the scene.  As we are today (at least for a fleeting moment) in a rapidly changing world of self-driving cars; artificial intelligence (AI); smartphones that are turning all ages into screenagers; high-tech camera’s; texting “apps” (software applications) that aid spelling and grammar (or hinder such, depending on one’s perspective); TVs and other technology that respond to our voice instructions; and an array of mobile devices that can keep us "connected" 24/7 to everything that walks, flies, and breathes. 

Ever-growing technological achievements that seem to be able to do anything we can do, but much faster, smarter, more efficient, and otherwise better.

However, at or before reaching the point when our human obsolescence seems truly and intimidatingly evident, possibly we would be well served to pause, take a deep breath, and get back in touch with some reality. 

By, for example, undertaking an Internet search for—let us say just as a starteran “app” that can perform something as basic as the often taken for granted and seemingly unremarkable task of “tying one’s shoe strings.” 

Followed by, and much more importantly, a search for technological innovations that can, for example, provide: a warm, welcoming, reassuring human handshake or other appropriate touch; an approving, affectionate, or otherwise uplifting human smile; a from-the-heart human spoken and human felt expression of gratitude, appreciation, love, affection, compassion, encouragement, sympathy, empathy, or true concern; or a long awaited, much needed, appropriate human hug. 

Not by way of computer-generated bells, whistles, balloons, graffiti, smiley faces, or other make-believe graphics, etc.  But, by way of, and thus far only attainable from, “human beings.” More specifically, those having the ability and willingness to personally share such universal human wants and needs with one another. 

And while at it, we might give a shot at looking for an "app" or other technological wizardry that can demonstrate some basic spirituality, faith, courage, heroism, self-sacrifice,  and realization that "we" are not the Supreme Being, etc.

The above suggested or similar-purposed searches in futility will likely reveal that we have not yet totally obsoleted ourselves.  For, reassuringly, humankind’s uniqueness and good side not only remain irreplaceable and in strong demand, but likely represent our only plausible firewall against our world’s undeniable abundance of evil and destructive negativity.

Realities that hopefully never escape our constructive acknowledgment and appreciation, as we continue to endure the commercial glorification of the many real and imagined wonders of technological advances around us.

Technological advances which are, by the way, of "human" origin. Be they self-inflicted blessings, or curses.
                                                                  —William James Moore

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Many Faces & Enablers of the Washington DC "Swamp"/"Deep State"

The Washing DC “Swamp”/“Deep State” has many faces.  None the least, the so-called mainstream media and others who—as they now spend 24/7 trashing President Trump and his agenda—not so long ago spent over eight years singing (and yet continue to sing) the praises of then Candidate/President Barack Hussein Obama.  As he and his spokespersons saturated our nation’s ears with utterances known then by him and others, and now by an open-minded many, to be just so much BS and in many cases blatant lies.  Such as:

“We have a choice in this country. We can accept a politics that breeds division and conflict and cynicism . . . That is one option.  Or, at this moment, in this election, we can come together and say, ‘Not this time’ . . . .”

“The first thing I will do as President will be to reverse the illegal and unconstitutional aspects of the Patriot Act, with the stroke of my pen.”

“. . . that means no more illegal wiretapping of American citizens.”

“I don’t want to pit Red America against Blue America.  I want to be the president of the United States of America.”

“. . . I taught the Constitution for ten years, I believe in the Constitution, and I will obey the Constitution of the United States. We’re not goanna use ‘signing statements’ as a way of doing an end-run around Congress.”

“I pledge to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office.”

“I will sign a universal health-care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family’s premium by up to $2,500 a year.”

“I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will execute the office of president of the United States faithfully, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the United States.”

“My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.”

. . . IRS targeting of political dissidents had “not even a smidgen of corruption”.

“If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan.  Period.  No one will take it away. No matter what.”

“. . . I believe in the Second Amendment, I believe in people’s lawful right to bear arms, I will not take your shotgun away, I will not take your rifle away . . . .”

“If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

. . . U.S. will “do what we must” to stop Iran getting nuclear weapons.

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Well, so much for “Change We Can Believe In"!  But, of course, the faces and enablers of the Washington DC “Swamp”/”Deep State” do not end with those mentioned above.  For, there are many others. None the least the radically-liberal element of the Democrat Party. AND, that part of the “Republican Establishment” who, instead of fighting for a “Make America Great Again Agenda”—would be much willing to “lose” the now majority in the House and Senate.  So that they, while continuing to receive their lucrative taxpayer funded salaries and special benefits, could bask in position of being the “helpless minority.”  And therefore be seemingly “not ultimately accountable” for much of anything—other that conning us into keeping them in their positions of self-serving power and influence.

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And whether the many faces and enablers of Washington DC “Swamp”/“Deep State” continue to win, will in the long-haul depend, for example, upon what the rest of us do with the power that rests within our “vote” and within the “ratings we support” by way of the media stations we tune into, etc. And, the “effort we put into” trying our best to be factually-informed citizens; and the sacrifices we are willing to make, and demand that others make, in combatting our nation’s many ills (none the least, the out of control National Debt we keep kicking down the road to be dealt with by our country’s young children, grandchildren, and the yet unborn). 

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But what do I know, I’m just an old unteachable, unfixable, and unapologetic deplorable. One who, through ignorance and inattention, etc., spent too long being part of the problem and offering little towards solutions.  And one who has likely offended someone with these views (again, unapologetically so).    —William James Moore.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Some Thoughts About "Business BS"; "Personal Privacy"; "Freedom of Speech"; and "Manipulated Reality"

Facebook (FB) CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg returned to Washington DC Capitol Hill the morning of April 11, 2018 to another round of questions prompted by the recently revealed “Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal.”  Involving Cambridge Analytica’s collection of personally identifiable information of some 87 million Facebook users.  Personal data used by Cambridge Analytica to influence voter opinion on behalf of politicians who hire them.

The day prior, April 10, Mr. Zuckerberg was “grilled” by 44 senators during a five-hour hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees.  “Grilled” by politicians many if not most of whom have been willing recipients of untold thousands of dollars of FB political contributions and attention of FB lobbyists.  “Grilled” by politicians that know about as much about the related technology as they do about rocket science and the origin of the universe.  In any case, the whole ordeal makes for one heck of a show.

It is noteworthy that during his April 10 Washington appearance Mr. Zuckerberg stressed in words to the effect that FB’s aim is to offer a social media platform that facilitates togetherness between friends, families, communities, countries, etc.  Which of course is just so much “business BS.”  For, in reality, FB’s aim is to collect user-information that can be used for targeting advertisements to respective user-preferences (e.g., our respective “Likes”).  Benefiting from the fact that the more personal information and other feedback we users freely provide FB, the more effective and dollar-valuable their targeted ads.  Hence, FB is not about promoting togetherness, but, rather, everything to do with appealing to the fact that we humans are for the most part social beings that crave attention and acceptance in one fashion or another.

In any case, whether it be FB, Google, our phone calls, e-mail, or otherwise—“personal privacy” seems to no longer be a relevant issue.  For, the technological cat has long ago been out of the bag and we are fooling ourselves to believe that any resemblance of “privacy” yet exists.

However, what continues to be an ever-growing threat to our liberty and freedom is the use of social media and Internet search platforms (such as FB, Google, etc.) to restrict and/or manipulate what we see and don’t see.  Given the information-glut we are overwhelmed with today, truth versus falsehood is often difficult enough to distinguish—even without the help of technology beyond the comprehension of the majority of we lessor beings.  Technology in the hands of an out of sight, uncontrolled, and potentially biased few, having the means and opportunity to carry out agendas that threaten our liberty and ultimately our nation’s survival.  —William James Moore  

Monday, April 9, 2018

A "Heads-Up" to Law-Abiding U.S. Citizens Who Own or Sell Knives!

England was among the leaders of the pack who years ago disarmed its law-abiding citizens and opened its borders to immigrants and others committed to never assimilating England’s culture.  And with such notable achievements in in mind, in February and March of 2018, London (similar in size to New York City) reportedly reached the milestone of recording more homicides than New York for the first time in modern history.  With most of London’s murder victims not being shot to death—but, rather, stabbed to death.  And given this trend and related publicity pressures, on Sunday, April 8, 2018, London’s politically-progressive Muslim Mayor, Sadiq Khan, announced a tough crackdown on knives.  Reportedly tweeting: “No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law.”

No doubt London’s recently declared war against “knives” will be soon followed by one similar against “acids.”  In that the United Kingdom reportedly has one of the highest rates of acid attacks per capita in the world.  With year 2017 being London’s worst ever for “corrosive liquids” being used to maim victims in muggings or punishment attacks.

Yes, our world will be a much, much safer place as soon as we dream-up, pass, and enforce enough laws to rid the planet of everything that can be used as a weapon (guns, knives, acids, automobiles, fertilizer, pressure cookers, ball bats, etc., etc.).  A clearly awesome task that may take a while.

In the meantime, back in the U.S.A., the least and “most caring” and most “feel good” thing to do is follow London's lead.  And unrelentingly pursue suicidal efforts to ensure that all law-abiding citizens are stripped of any/all means of self-defense, and that our nation's borders are unsecured and open to all.  While always ensuring that aims to do so never get side-tracked by any resemblance of sanity.  Nor commonsense focus on the “user” of weapons in unlawful acts against others.  For such distractions would not only be grossly politically-incorrect, but also blatantly offensive to those hell-bent to destroy our U.S. Constitution, borders, common-language (English), and common-culture founded in Juedo-Christian values.      —William James Moore 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

At What "Age" Responsible?

It seems likely the only certainty about “age” is that the more of it one is fortunate to have, the less remains available.  Available to handle what conversely seems to be an ever growing number of challenges.  None the least, making informed and otherwise responsible decisions.  Such as, how to best protect our school children and their teaching staff from being harmed by persons having murderous aims.

The unthinkable massacre recently taking the lives of some 17 students and staff at a high school in Parkland, Florida has—once again—justifiably elevated cries for prevention of such atrocities. With age-restrictions, enhanced background checks, elimination of all or various types of guns, etc., being among the more notable measures being pursued by a variety of individuals, groups, and agendas.  And as our well-intentioned race for quick and effective fixes is undertaken, hopefully we will not lose touch with reality and common sense.

For example, evil seeking to do harm to innocent others could care less about laws, rules, regulations, or “signs” forbidding their heinous acts and choice of weapons.  And it was not a troubled teenager, but rather two adult men, ages 27 and 40, using not a gun, but rather a fertilizer-based bomb, who killed 168 people, injured more than 680 others, destroyed or damaged some 325 buildings, causing damage estimated to be $652 million—in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on April 19, 1995.

Likewise, on November 5, 2009, it was not a teen with an abusive home/social life, but rather a 39 year old U.S. Army psychiatrist and Medical Corps Major whoafter shouting "Allahu Akbar!" killed 13 people and wounded at least 30 others, in a “mass murder” he carried out at the Fort Hood Military Base, Texas, using not an “assault rifle”—but rather, a “pistol.”  A tragedy that would have been much worse, were it not for the murderer being eventually felled by a civilian police sergeant armed with a gun.  A senseless tragedy that could have been much less severe, had the murderer not had the benefit of a "gun free zone" to carry out this barbaric atrocity.

The above being but a couple of unsettling reminders that evil can be embodied in a wide range of ages—with access to essentially a boundless nature of weapons.  Hence the importance that we unrelentingly hold our government accountable for effectively carrying out its U.S. Constitution granted powers and responsibilities for protection of U.S. citizens.  While never infringing upon the likewise constitution acknowledged Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.  Including law-abiding citizens the Twenty-sixth Amendment prohibits the federal government from using age as a reason for denying citizens, at least 18 years old, the right to vote.  Including law-abiding citizens who we permit to join our military at age 18 (and at age 17 with parental consent).

Some seem to find logic and peace of mind in our law-abiding being “old enough” to drive a potentially deadly vehicle; vote in our nation’s elections; and to be put in harm’s way in our military—but not “old enough” to purchase and/or possess a hand gun or rifle.  Some feel otherwise.

Somewhere in our quest for solutions is an often muted cry for common sense to prevail.      —William James Moore

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Reaping What We Sow — "Our Choices Have Consequences"

Our America has undergone, and will likely continue to experience, many “cultural changes”—all entailing “choices” and “consequences.” Among our worst choices—those resulting in failure to provide our school children and teaching staffs with effective protection from unspeakably horrific massacres.

As should be the case, often there is no shortage of demands for education resources to address needs driven by “advances in technology.” However, too often irresponsibly absent are like demands for resources to effectively “protect lives” in our schools against the heinous threats of today’s world. A truly daunting challenge and moral obligation that continues to get side-tracked, buried, and silenced in an abyss of emotions, miss-information; self-serving political agendas, irresponsible news/social media coverage, etc.

"School safety" is a commonsense duty further encumbered by the unsettling reality that a growing number among us (especially apathetic adults and our more impressionable youth), have even been propagandized with the dangerous delusion that “inanimate objects” (especially guns) somehow have the intent and capability for carrying out murderous or otherwise life threatening acts—“without the hand of humans.” Worse, yet, those offering life-saving, peace-of-mind assuring evidence to the contrary are being shouted-down and demonized as uncaring, irresponsible gun-fanatics, and otherwise socially despicable beings.

Too often disregarded is pertinent information such as, not so many years ago (within my and many existing other’s lifetimes) guns were much more easily accessible in the U.S. than they are today. And, responsibly supervised shooting clubs, rifle teams, etc., were even accepted on various school premises. Schools that even “back then” also included some students who were, for example: treated unfairly; had an abusive home life; were socially neglected; academically challenged; bullied; and at times, even “offended.”

"Back-then schools" where responsible minded students were not expelled for possession of a simple pocket knife, or for drawing a picture of a weapon or a warrior, or for wearing clothing displaying the U.S. Flag, etc. Schools that (regardless of their students’ respective life circumstances) were essentially void of today’s murderous atrocities.

So what has changed and why? The answer: Our American “culture”; for a mix of reasons, including the obvious, illusive, and highly controversial. However, the complexity of the “whys” does not lighten our responsibility for the safety and security of our schools—for the lives of our children and teaching staff. Nor are we absolved from the responsibility to let common sense prevail in our quest for solutions. Starting with accepting that evil does and will continue to exist. And that persons with murderous aims frankly don’t give a damn about laws, policies, age-restrictions, political correctness, “gun-free zone signs" — or about offending someone.

Our solutions must provide our schools with at least the same level of protection we demand (and tolerate) when traveling via commercial aircraft, vacationing on luxury cruise ships, and attending professional sports/other entertainment stadiums, etc. And, we must do so “now”—not later. While keeping responsibly in mind the often late-learned reality that . . . "we (and affected others) ultimately reap what we sow."

                                                       —William James Moore

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

"The Deafening Silence of Benign Neglect"

Benign neglect is commonly considered an “attitude or policy of ignoring an often delicate or undesirable situation that one is held to be responsible for dealing with.

We would have zero tolerance for any predictable natural disaster—threatening untold thousands (possibly millions) of us—being treated with the “deafening silence of benign neglect.” Yet, regarding nuclear threats posed by the radical U.S.-hating regimes of Iran and North Korea, we bury our heads in ignorance, complacency, and apathy. Seeking refuge in a suicidal fantasy land of denial, enabled in large measure by irresponsible news/social media, politicians, and others, absorbed in the relatively petty whims of those hell-bent to be “offended” about something. Nevertheless, and at risk of interfering with the “gone viral” of the moment, the following is a much past-due historical reality-check worth pondering.

In August 1945 (during final stages of World War II), the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The (so far) first and only use of nuclear weapons in wartime. Together these two bombings killed an estimated 150,000 to 250,000 people, mostly civilians. About half the deaths occurred the day of bombing. The other half, some 75,000 to 125,000, over the following months, as a result of burns, radiation sickness, and related injuries and illness. About 132 pounds of highly-enriched uranium was used in the bomb released over Hiroshima, Japan’s seventh largest city at that time. It destroyed about 90 percent of the city. About 17 pounds of plutonium-239 was used in the explosive charge of the bomb dropped 3 days later on Nagasaki. Within about 6 years after these horrific bombings, atomic weapon devices were being tested which had explosive forces about a thousand times greater.

On January 30, 2018, U.S. CIA Director, Mike Pompeo, warned that North Korea could have a nuclear weapon capable of striking the United States within “a handful of months. A reality that all our “sanctuary cities/states,” and “safe spaces/pet-puppies/anxiety counselors” in our colleges and universities, etc., will not make go away. A reality we had better soon, seriously, and rationally start having very public national discussion about. For, in the final analysis, the responsibility for our national security rests with “we the people. And, it is our inescapable duty to make clear to all concerned that we will not—under any circumstances—tolerate those chanting “death to America” to have at their disposal, the means to reap indescribable death and destruction upon us. There is no longer a road to kick the can down. Within “a handful of months” North Korea must self-eliminate its nuclear arsenal. Or, “we the people”—through our elected government representatives and military—must take whatever action necessary to eliminate such threat.

And, should courage to deal with this inescapable challenge be in need of a booster shot—a source for such may likely be found in the trusting eyes of our nation’s young children and grandchildren.

                                                —William James Moore

Monday, January 15, 2018

“But then . . . along came Trump!”

It was supposed to be a slam-dunk! Starting with 17 candidates, the Republican Party’s brutal and self-devouring primary had ended with one sole survivor, Donald Trump. The Democrat primary, beginning with three candidates, had soon became a race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. With Sanders ultimately endorsing Clinton, as hacked e-mails exposed that top DNC officials had early-on dismissed Sanders as a viable candidate and attempted to undermine and derail his campaign.

Yes, the 2016 presidential election was supposed to be a done deal! Millions had been given and promised a seemingly endless list of “free-stuff” from our trillions of dollars in-debt public treasury. Years of effort had been invested in promoting victimhood, racial/social unrest, and an array of other divide-and-conquer agendas. Political-correctness had been widely entrenched as weapons against truth, fact, reality, free speech, and common sense. So-called mainstream media and entertainment-industry elite had saturated the country with politically biased venom. And, a “Deep State” (liberty-threatening manipulators within the IRS, FBI, and other government agencies) was firmly established to disrupt and roadblock any serious threat to the “status-quo.”

Yes, our U.S. borders would soon continue to be essentially open to all, providing a growing “voter-base” for some, and endless source of “cheap labor” for others. And, essentially forever secure would be the positions of power and influence, within the self-sustaining partnership between the radical/irresponsible elements of both the political-left and political-right—the entrenched base of irresponsible career politicians, lobbyists, and bureaucrats—the Washington DC “swamp.”

But then . . . along came “President Trump”! A wealthy businessman; Washington “outsider”—a threat to the “swamp.” A president putting U.S. interests above that of other nations, and U.S. citizens’ rights above the welfare of illegal aliens; striving to replace nation-destructive political correctness with truth, fact, reality, and common sense; publicly declaring radical/Islamic terrorists to be “radical/Islamic terrorists”; committed to the seemingly impossible task of “Making America Great Again”; donating his taxpayer-funded salary to charity; and expressing a Merry Christmas Wish as a “Merry Christmas” Wish! A president with more U.S. preserving accomplishments during his first year in office than most if not all his predecessors (“the biggest Tax Cut and Reform Bill in America’s history”; “destruction of the ISIS caliphate”; and a “historically unmatched booster-shot to U.S. economy”—being none the least among hundreds of crucial achievements so far). All while swimming upstream against opposition in both political parties; a hostile mainstream news media; an on-going, nation-damaging hissy-fit from election sore-losers; and a “deep state” committed—not to our U.S. Constitution, liberty, and freedom—but to our President’s and country’s failure.

Seems Abraham Lincoln was unsettlingly prophetic when reportedly stating, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

But what do I know, I’m just an old “deplorable”—and likely now labeled by the politically-correct as racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, and Islamaphobic.        —William James Moore

Thursday, November 23, 2017

U.S. Patriotism: "Once Upon a Time" versus "Now"

In our today’s World, YouTube is of course among the many sources of vast and easily accessible information on virtually every conceivable subject.  Information either considered worthwhile, or otherwise, dependent upon one’s respective views.  As such, on the ever-growing list of the very worthwhile clearly belongs the rendition of our USA National Anthem viewable at the following link:   (Also accessible by clicking the picture of U.S. Flag located on the right-hand side of this webpage.)

Performed by Whitney Houston at Super Bowl XXV in 1991, this truly talented and respectful rendition, along with the patriotic behavior of the Super Bowl crowd and other attendees, provides a much needed reflection upon what was “Once Upon a Time” versus “Now”.  And, should serve as a serious wake-up call. Especially to those now participating in and contributing to the gross and inexcusable disrespect of our U.S. Flag and National Anthem at NFL events and elsewhere.  A reminder that they should get off their knees, and elsewhere on their own time, find a positive, constructive, and otherwise nation-healing way to air their concerns.  As they, the relatively privileged, are blessed to be often paid millions to “play” a game on artificial grass, while wearing high-tech protective gear, and covered by the best medical attention money can buy.  As their freedom to do so is protected and preserved by less-privileged others who are often called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice.

But, what happened between “then” and “now”?  A lot of course. None the least, eight years under a federal government administration that preached; promoted; encouraged; legislated; and by way of executive privilege, established: division (us vs them; them vs us), racism, victimization, dependency, gender-neutralism; open-borders, anti-patriotism, political correctness (disregard of the truth); sanctuary cities/states (safe harbors for illegal aliens); etc.  A nation-destructive affliction enabled by a radically-liberal biased news media that to date chooses to carry on the same anti-America agenda.                
                                                                  —William James Moore

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

“Abuse of Power” enabled by more “Abuse of Power”

History supports that “abuse of power” is an age-old human condition. With people, animals and other life forms, and the environment, being among the many victims. Casualties of an array of abuses (e.g., physical, psychological, sexual, economic, human rights, etc.). Carried out at times by perpetrators in virtually every aspect of human society (e.g., families; government; news media; social media; religious institutions; educational institutions; law enforcement; medical practice/institutions; financial and charitable institutions; sports and entertainment; business; labor; criminal elements; terrorists, etc.).

History also shows that timely reporting and lawfully-just handling of “abuses of power” are much too often seriously impeded by further—“abuses of power.” A truly sad reality that may be undergoing long awaited change in the U.S., as evidenced by the recent dramatic increase in public accusations of sexual-related abuses in government, business, sports, entertainment, etc. Captivating (at least for the moment) a likewise dramatic increase in news reporting and national attention. Time will tell if this notable trend signals and ultimately renders a long past due, lawfully-just, and otherwise constructive outcome.

As will time also reveal the consequences of our willingness or unwillingness to:

(1.) Demand immediate discontinuance and public accounting of the recently revealed special fund, from which over 17 million U.S. taxpayer dollars have reportedly been paid out in some 268 sexual-harassment and other discrimination settlements within the federal government over the past 20 years;

(2.) Demand immediate repeal of the Freedom of Information Act “exemption” that our U.S. “servants of the people” have reportedly put in place to preclude public disclosure of pertinent information about above referenced taxpayer-funded settlements. Accompanied by immediate (prior to YR 2018 elections) public accounting regarding who received how much, when, and as the result of the accused/actual abuse of power by whom?);

(3.) Apply and support nation-wide respect for the rights of both the accuser and the accused, including “presumption of innocence” until lawfully proven otherwise. Lest the rights and protection of our U.S. Constitution be disregarded and replaced by mob-rule driven by the absence of clear distinction between an accusation and a lawfully-proven truth;

(4.) Meaningfully grasp the relevance and importance of the following very applicable quotes of James Madison (4th U.S. President and a U.S. Founding Father): “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives,” and, “Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.”                        

                                                              —William James Moore

Monday, November 6, 2017

“People-caused Tragedies” versus “Wishful Blaming of Things”

 What to some may seem like only yesterday, on October 01, 2017 a shooting massacre in Las Vegas took the lives of at least 59 and injured hundreds of others. And as many struggle to cope with, or strive to erase recall of, that horrific tragedy, we are provided with continuing evidence that truly despicable evil exists in the hearts and minds of some among us. Such as, the radical Islamic terrorist that used a truck to kill at least 8 and injure many others in New York City on October 31. And, more recently, the killer that used a gun to massacre at least 26 and wound some 20 others in a rural Texas church on November 5 (a tragedy that could have been worse had not a local resident been willing and able to use his personal gun to confront the killer). As truly terrible that these within-our-borders tragedies are, such are but a relative few of the countless carried out worldwide, past, present. And, no words can fittingly communicate the heinous nature of such barbaric assaults against humankind, nor relate the resulting pain, suffering, and other associated trauma.

Many among us strive and struggle to understand “why” anyone is capable of and chooses to carry out such unspeakable acts. Nonetheless, it just possibly might be a natural blessing that most of us continue to be frustrated by our failure to grasp such understanding. For, to truly understand such unspeakable behaviors would seem to require being able to make sense out of that which truly makes no sense. An understanding that might well ultimately require a heart and mind in dangerous likeness to those who harbor and carry out the very despicable evils that we are puzzled and threatened by. Hence, maybe a more realistic response to such evil would be to accept that it does exist; that some among us will attempt or succeed in carrying out acts of evil; and therefore take realistic steps to prevent and defend against such. Beginning with a discontinuance of efforts to disarm law abiding citizens and otherwise restrict our rights and ability to defend ourselves. And, by also ceasing to pretend that such acts of evil are harbored, planned, and executed by “things” (guns, knives, cars, trucks, aircraft, explosives, fertilizer, etc.), rather than by unhinged “people”.

Likewise, in realistically focusing on “evil’s reality” and “people behavior” versus “things”—possibly we, the mainstream media, and our government representatives and leaders, can soon, rather than too late, include a fitting level of responsible attention to our nation-wide and rapidly growing “addictive drugs” epidemic. For, “people” abusing opioids and other legal and illegal addictive drugs now represent the leading cause of injury related death in the United States. Exceeding injury related deaths from use of cars and guns. For example, since 2002, over 500,000 people in the U.S. have died from drug overdoses. An average of over 35,000 per year. About 1 drug overdose death every 15 minutes! And, it is a rapidly growing reality that someone in each of our respective families has been or will be touched by the devastation of drug abuse, dependency, and addiction. Or that our families know of someone who has, or likely will be!               

                                                            —William James Moore

Monday, October 16, 2017

"Epitomes of Reckless Absurdity"

Our country’s many responsible inhabitants, striving to do the right thing, are in uphill struggle with a growing mix of daunting obstacles. Including an array of “epitomes of reckless absurdity”. What follows are but a randomly-listed few:

(1.) U.S. citizens (and illegal aliens) who continue to demand [and politicians who continue to promise] free healthcare, free food, free housing, free transportation, free education, free smartphones, etc., — while facing a rapidly growing national debt exceeding $20 trillion (over $62 thousand per citizen; $169 thousand per taxpayer). A staggering obligation that does not include our in excess of $108 trillion of Unfunded Liabilities (over $900 thousand per taxpayer) — consisting of Medicare Parts A, B, and D; Federal Debt held by the Public; plus Federal Employees’ & Veterans’ Benefits). All in irresponsible defiance of the simple reality that nothing is truly free; someone must eventually pay.

(2.) NFL players who equate their relatively privileged life circumstances to that of men, women, and children, of the distant past and present, who actually suffered or are suffering the ravages of slavery and other persecution, — as said players are paid millions of dollars to “play” on artificial turf, wearing high-tech protective gear, with access to the best health care money can buy. While in turn experiencing security and freedom created, protected, and preserved through the sacrifice of countless others.

(3.) U.S. citizens who continue to tolerate, encourage, and often demand, unrestricted, self-destructive, government spending, — while ignoring or ignorant of the simple reality that the only money “the government” has is that which it taxes from we the people, or borrows from we citizens and other countries, or prints. With money borrowed from other countries becoming our debt, and additionally printed money ultimately devaluing our U.S. currency.

(4.) Persons who equate our current duly elected U.S. President and/or his predecessors, with past and present barbaric dictators, such as Germany’s Adolf Hitler, Russia’s/Soviet Union’s Joseph Stalin, and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, — while in doing so demonstrating their blatant disregard and/or dangerous ignorance of world history as it truly relates to the Nazi Party, Communist Party, Marxism, Leninism, Fascism, etc.

(5.) And, those who in the face of what they view as “offensive speech” cuddle up with a cup of hot chocolate, a stress-relieving pet-puppy/kitten, and staff of counselors, in a taxpayer-funded “Safe Space” in one of our colleges and universities, — as others at great (often ultimate) sacrifice are called upon to protect the freedom of even those who choose to abuse it.

Hopefully, the countless we depend upon to protect our liberty do not one day choose to “take a knee” or “scramble for a Safe Space,” — and leave our precious, envy of the world, constitutional republic, at the mercy of the consequences of these and other “epitomes of reckless absurdity.” As the can of our irresponsible national debt continues to be kicked down the road for our children and grandchildren to deal with.

                                                               —William James Moore

Saturday, October 14, 2017

“Hope Survives Age-old Struggle of Good versus Evil”

The October 01, 2017 massacre of some 58 and injury of hundreds of others in Las Vegas was a despicable act of horrific cruelty. Among untold others worldwide, past and present. Another painful reminder that, in a world of much good, there also exists considerable evil.

Nevertheless, from heartbreaking struggle with such evil, “good” can be the ultimate victor, and “hope” a crucial survivor. As demonstrated by the many, from all walks of life, who unfailingly confront evil’s despicable works. The list is long: first responders; law enforcement; medical professionals; an array of unnamed others; and on the world stage, our military. People giving of themselves through often heroic acts of courage and self-sacrifice. Invaluable demonstrations of true caring for fellow human beings.

Unfortunately, for many the triumph of “good” over “evil” can be long coming, or never realized. Often from ignorance, apathy, complacency, denial, greed, and fear, of those having the means for life circumstances to be otherwise. As evidenced, for example, by millions massacred not so long ago at the hand of Adolph Hitler’s regime, as too many nations for too long turned their heads away. And, more recently, as demonstrated by millions trapped in the menacing jaws of barbaric regimes such as North Korea, and countless others worldwide deprived of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. As some among us take for granted, and/or choose to show disrespect for, our precious liberty and freedom and nation’s symbols of same.

The faces of evil are many and often masked. However, regardless of where, when, and how revealed—evil originates not in “things” (knives, guns, explosives, car-bombs, hijacked-aircraft, etc.), but in the hearts and minds of humankind. In “intent” and “choices.” And, while fortunately a relative few have the “intent” and “choose” to do so—every able body human being has the ability to harm others. But, rather than acknowledging and trying to constructively deal with these aspects of human nature, many prefer to deny or ignore such and futilely continue to blame human failings on “things.”

A self-destructive path, as evidenced, for example, by related circumstances playing out in Great Britain. Where, after guns being purged from law abiding citizens and routine law enforcement personal, they are often essentially defenseless against armed terrorists and other criminal elements. Including those reportedly carrying out epidemic levels of horrifying attacks with “knives” and “acids.” Other reminders that the distracting focus on “things” fails to meaningfully address the “evil intent” in the hearts and minds of some. And that those hell-bent to inflict cruelty upon others, have at their disposal an essentially limitless array of ways and means.

The “good vs evil” struggle is an age-old human condition. And, as historically the case, the victor between these two conflicting sides of humankind will likely always be—the one we choose to nurture the most. As individuals and a nation. Therein likely rests the prospects for hope’s survival—and our ultimate fate.  

                                                                 —William James Moore

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Never Forget!

New York City, New York; February 26, 1993: In an attack planned and carried out by a group of terrorists, a truck loaded with some 1,336 pounds of explosive was detonated underneath the North Tower of the New York City World Trade Center. The explosion was meant to destroy both towers and kill thousands of people, by causing the North Tower to fall into the South Tower. Although the explosion failed to do so, six people lost their lives and over a thousand more were injured as a result of this (potentially even more so) gruesome act.

And, eighteen and a half years later—again on U.S. soil—the unthinkable! Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001: Both towers at the New York World Trade Center were destroyed in conjunction with “four” coordinated suicide attacks. Using four passenger airliners, hijacked by nineteen al-Qaeda Islamic-terrorists. Two of the aircraft being crashed into the North and South World Trade Center Towers; another crashed into our U.S. Department of Defense Headquarters—the Pentagon; and the fourth originally intended for a Washington D.C. target, crashed into a Pennsylvania field after heroic passengers attempted to overtake the hijackers. Overall, these horrific atrocities took the lives of some 2,996 people, and caused over $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage. The lives lost included 2,507 civilians, 55 military personnel, 343 firefighters, 72 law enforcement personnel, and the 19 suicidal hijackers. And countless others who have and will yet die from disease and other health issues attributed to contaminated air, debris, etc., from these tragedies.

The above cited 1993 and 2001 foreign-terrorist attacks on the U.S. homeland happened as over four-hundred taxpayer-funded Federal Government Agencies went about their various, and often self-serving, agendas. Many of which with aims of regulating and controlling almost every aspect of our lives. Many of which with responsibilities clearly including our personal safety and national security!

And as terrible as these 1993 and 2001 attacks truly were and remain, it could have been much, much worse! For example, had either or both involved “biological” or “nuclear” material, the outcome would to this day, and for countless years to come, been one that could reasonably be described as in the realm of the “absolutely horrifyingly-unimaginable!” The “truly unthinkable”!

Thereafter—Al-Qaida, ISIS, and other radical/militant Islamists groups and affiliates, have continued their horrific atrocities against countless men, women, and children. Unspeakable atrocities, including public decapitations, crucifixions, drownings, being burned alive, sexual slavery, brutal raping, mutilations, and other barbaric acts of the most despicable nature. Heinous cruelties carried out as punishment for alleged wrong doings such as, insulting God; spying; listening to music; smoking; failure to ensure that wives and sisters are kept clothed in black abayas; and various other departures from radical/militant Islam teachings and behaviors dictated by radical/militant “Shari law”!

As the same monsters against the civilized world also force men and boys into selected mosques for mandated “prayer and religion classes”—for radicalization in order to further perpetuate the wide spreading evil of radical/militant Islam. Through continuing heinous acts of death and destruction.

As the irresponsible among us, and our enemies within, continue demands for open borders, no immigration control, and unlimited access to the public treasury to support their liberty destroying agendas. As our colleges and universities use taxpayer funds for “Safe Space Facilities” and “Safe Space Counseling” for those seeking refuge from being “offended by words”—by free speech entailing views not in lock-step to their own.  And/or refuge from "information" they find "threatening or discomforting" or otherwise in conflict with their (often dangerously naive) world view.

As for the less naive among us, it is crucial to our liberty and survival that we "never forget"!  Never lose touch with the reality that ancient-rooted evils―radical/militant Islamists―are at war with the civilized world!  An ages-old barbaric threat that we must never, never forget!   
                                                                   ―William James Moore

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“The parallels between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor are striking. In each instance there were warning signs before the attack, and in each instance our government failed to connect the dots.” 
—Diane Watson (1933- ), U.S. Representative.

“History is a vast early warning system.” 
—Norman Cousins (1915-1990), American political journalist.

“It's not militants. It's not Islam. It's militant Islam. Typically, its first victims are other Muslims, but it spares no one. Christians, Jews, Yazidis, Kurds – no creed, no faith, and no ethnic group is beyond its sights. And it's rapidly spreading in every part of the world. You know the famous American saying: "All politics is local"? For the militant Islamists, "All politics is global." Because their ultimate goal is to dominate the world.”
—Benjamin Netanyahu (1949- ), Prime Minister of Israel.

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
―Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), 16th U.S. President.

A Few Words About Immigration, Dreams, Socialism, & Safe Spaces

"Illegal Immigration is Costing U.S. Taxpayers
at Least $134.9 Billion A Year!"* 
*(Re: Detailed analysis of federal, state, and local programs that include education, medical care, law enforcement and welfare as reported by
Judicial Watch, December 2017.)
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Lest there ever be a shortage of opinions on such matters, below are a few for consideration:

Reference failed U.S. Immigration Policies, in general: Our nation’s many immigration issues are in large measure the result of years and years of using the arms of government to feed the cravings for cheap labor and votes. As we, our nation’s eligible voters, have failed to seriously demand otherwise. And, nothing will change in this regard until we seriously demand better of ourselves and from our “servants of the people.”

Regarding DACA—the program giving temporary protection to certain individuals illegally arriving in the U.S. as children, reportedly totaling some 800,000, and often referred to as “Undocumented immigrants/migrants,“ and/or “Dreamers”: Congress should immediately stop passing-the-buck and responsibly deal with this long-standing issue. And with our other immigration control shortfalls as well. In doing so, we should dispense with distracting labels such as “Undocumented immigrants/migrants,” “Dreamers,” etc. Regardless of the sugar-coated agenda-driven labels, persons illegally entering the U.S. are just that—“illegal”! And what’s with the “Dreamers” tag? Are we to believe that those illegally within our borders are unique? That is, the millions upon millions of children of legal U.S. citizens do not also have hopes and dreams? Including the countless thousands now living in cars, on the street, under bridges, or in subsidized shelters, etc.

With respect to immigrants granted legal entry to the U.S.: If your plans are to learn and speak English, assimilate U.S. culture, respect and defend our U.S. Constitution, and strive to be productive, self-supporting members of our nation — then Welcome! If not, and you wish to impose otherwise on our nation, then please leave and apply your energies and intentions elsewhere.

And to others among us hell-bent to turn this nation into an abyss of socialism: Please also leave and set up residence in any of the various failed countries on this earth that continue to disregard the following cautionary quote from Margaret Thatcher: “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

In closing: Views counter to those expressed herein do not “offended” me. Nor, drive me to seek refuge in a taxpayer funded “Safe Space” in one of our nation’s colleges or universities. Of serious concern, however, is any failure to recognize the critical importance of maintaining our nation’s borders, English language, and culture. And the unsettling prospects of one day entrusting the fate of our nation to those who have been educated, indoctrinated, and accommodated, to close their minds to (and seek refuge from) the free speech of others that they consider uncomfortable, offensive, or threatening. A mindset thankfully absent from our nation’s Founding Fathers and countless thereafter. 

                                                                —William James Moore

Friday, April 14, 2017

America's Addictive-Drugs Epidemic!

"Drug-overdose" is now the leading cause of accidental death in America—more so than that caused by guns and automobiles combined!

[12/21/2017 Update: Opioid drug deaths continue to skyrocket—as U.S. life expectancy drops for 2nd year! Centers for Disease Control & Prevention data released on 12/21/2017 show YR 2016 drug-related deaths increased to an alarming 63,600—a deadly 21 percent increase from the 52,000 reported in YR 2015. Further evidencing a very real and worsening U.S. opioid epidemic in which, for the first time, the powerful and addictive painkiller fentanyl, and its close opioid cousins, contributed to more deaths than any other legal or illegal drug, and exceeding prescription pain pills and heroin. Our U.S. death rate from drug overdoses has reportedly more than tripled from 1999 to 2016!]

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On October 26, 2017, President Donald Trump declared our U.S. opioid crisis a “national public health emergency.  Citing it to be the “worst drug crisis in American history”; stressing that preliminary data indicates that approximately 64,000 Americans died last year of drug overdoses, the majority of them from opioid abuse; and, prompting states across the country to act more rapidly to combat this epidemic. During this crucial declaration, President Trump especially noted that "no part of our society – not young or old, rich or poor, urban or rural – has been spared this horrible plague." First lady Melania Trump, speaking at the White House before the president, also stressed that “drug addiction can take your friends, neighbors and families. No state has been spared.”

The universal struggles to experience love, joy, happiness, belonging, social relevance, longevity, freedom or relief from pain, etc., and various escapes from some of life’s discomforting and sometimes harsh realities, have likely been with us since the beginning of humankind. Struggles also concerning the special challenges associated with self-perceived “uniqueness,” suffered at times by many, if not all, of us in some manner.

And, among the many responses to such age-old struggles has come an ever-growing arsenal of natural and man-made "substances." Some offering solutions and promise on one hand, while also harboring the many sufferings involved with addiction. For example, substances commonly called "drugs," "alcohol," "tobacco," "marijuana," "narcotics," and seemingly less stigmatizing and less threatening terms, such as, "prescription medications." Substances used legally and illegally for a growing number or purposes, including but not limited to; recreation; relief of pain, ranging from the imagined to the most severe; stress relief or avoidance; treatment of diseases ranging from the common cold to the most painful and debilitating; capital punishment; performance enhancement; sedation; stimulation; and behavior control (such as, wrongfully and destructively preventing young children from behaving like “young children”).

“Addictive substances” that (regardless of technical definition) are all nonetheless very much “mood and behavior altering.” [Think not? Then step into the shoes of anyone now abusing or attempting to withdraw from any addictive substance—yes, even alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, etc. Or, into the shoes of the family or other lives that drug-abuse impacts.] Therefore, throughout the herein recommended book---"Destruction From Within"---each and all such substances are simply and fittingly referred to as “addictive-drugs.” Whose use and abuse by millions can, and increasingly does, involve a thin line between a positive outcome and one of dependency, addiction, and death.

The types of natural and man-made “addictive-drugs” are many and involve a long and complex history of world-wide scope. One entailing a depth of detail purposely not addressed herein. Nor is such detail required in order to grasp the truly devastating reality of America’s “present and rapidly spreading” addictive-drugs epidemic. One fueled in large measure by both our natural and unrealistic cravings; a profit-driven drug industry; drug cartels; ignorance; apathy, complacency, denial, greed, fear; technology; and even well-intentioned physicians. A “self-destruction from within” that “Trump’s Wall” and our nation’s borders, regardless of how strong, will not alone shield us from. An ever-spreading epidemic of tragedy from which no individual, family, group, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or other population demographic is immune! 

                                                            —William James Moore

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“There is no chemical solution to a spiritual problem.”

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

An Introduction - - - Why This Website?

Dear Reader,

Like growing numbers of others nationwide—my wife and I are deeply concerned that our generation is not passing on to our descendants and future generations of Americans the same (or preferably better) great country of liberty and opportunity that was left to us.

And, while America is the primary focus of this site, the information and references shared herein are nevertheless truly relevant to--and should be of sincere interest and concern of--all nations that respect individual liberty, and all peoples who cherish the unalienable (God-given) Rights of all humankind to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

It is our sincere wish and aim that this site, and our books--"Threats To Our Liberty & Survival"; Killing "Life, Liberty, & Pursuit of Happiness"; and "Destruction From Within"--in some way help right this indisputable wrong. By making meaningful contribution to the many positive efforts of untold others, striving in their own way to be much more responsible citizen-custodians of our country’s affairs and of our precious liberty. Efforts unrelentingly pursued as individuals and organizations--driven by a special "mutual respect for one another" and clearly focused on:

* A much needed refreshed awareness of, justified pride in, and sincere appreciation for, the many unique blessings of liberty, freedom and opportunity, that only our “envy-of-the-world” U.S. Constitutional Republic provides for;

* The more-pressing critical threats to, not only our liberty and freedom, but ultimately to our personal and nation’s survival as well;

* Our inescapable citizen-obligation to present and future generations of Americans, to protect, defend, and preserve the foundations of this great nation—our U.S. Constitution, borders, common-language English, and culture.

A truly monumental task and inescapable responsibility that must be shared by all those among us who are able. While drawing encouragement from the lessons of history and wisdom shared in especially notable quotations such as:

"Extremes to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong." —Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), 34 U.S. President.

"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future." —John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), 35th U.S. President.

"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives." —James Madison (1751-1836), a U.S. Founding Father; 4th U.S. President.

"To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last--but eat you he will." —Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th U.S. President.

"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." —Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), American Civil Rights Movement Leader.

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In this "always connected" age of high-tech global communications, ever-expanding Internet access, and social media proliferation— the fact that we live in a terribly dangerous world certainly should not be “news” to many of us! Growing social unrest, loss of confidence in government, riots, wars, terrorism, tyranny, mass-murder, religious/ethnic persecution, economic chaos, disease, famine, earthquakes, volcanism, nuclear reactor accidents, and weather disasters—are but a few of the very real and present dangers we face.

Common sense would suggest that even a most basic awareness of such threats should be cause for our wide-spread alarm and concern! Followed by very vocal and highly visible demands for actions to at least deal with those threats we believe to be the most immediate and serious. Especially those putting at risk our basic liberty and ultimate survival. But, common sense does not always rule, and in the absence of a sufficient number of correctly informed and responsibly involved citizens and a responsible federal government, our once much greater country continues down a most dangerous path!

Our United States borders, English language, and culture are being methodically destroyed before our very eyes, and our Constitution and liberty/freedom are undergoing serious assault! And, these very real facts of life are too often being overlooked or left unchecked as a result of our voter-ignorance, apathy, complacency, denial, greed, and fears! Adding to these potentially self-destructive human characteristics is a constant flow of “agenda-driven” news headlines and propaganda. Information that “redirects” our attention to emotional and fear-promoting subjects, such as: inequality, unfairness, discrimination, racism, political correctness, class-warfare, gun-control, climate change, and “other distractions." Subjects that divide us, pit one against another, and otherwise take our focus and energies away from other much more pressing matters, such as:

* Failure to acknowledge and responsibly deal with the growing threat of radical/militant Islam and Shari law.

* An ever-growing, over-reaching, continually intrusive, federal government.

* Failure to secure our country’s borders.

* Failure to protect our U.S. Language— English.

* Failure to protect and promote our U.S. culture.

* America's wide-spread and ever-growing addictive drugs epidemic.

* Irresponsible tax and spend policies.

* A rapidly growing and out of control national debt.

* Programs turning the United States into a country of “dependents.”

* Propaganda from radical political-left, radical political-right, special interest groups profit-driven and politically-biased news media.

* Politicians/bureaucracies that put "keeping their jobs," "staying in power," and "promoting their personal ideologies" — all above the best interests of our once much greater nation.

* Countless other liberty-destroying policies, agendas, and practices.

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Of unquestionable importance are the many good, positive, and constructive aspects of our world—such must never go unnoticed or unappreciated. Nonetheless, it is absolutely crucial that we not be misguided or neglectful about the threats to our liberty and survival—such are very real and growing in number! And, no "single" website, blog, book, or other lone effort or well-meaning cause, could ever begin to address them all. While no threat to our liberty and survival should be ignored, it is only “common sense” and “real world” that our efforts be prioritized. And, while the reality that "what should get how much attention and when” will be the subject of ongoing debate, such debate and our mixed views must never be accepted as justification for doing nothing.

Regardless of one’s background and political persuasion—it is sincerely hoped that something within this site, and recommended readings such as, "Threats To Our Liberty & Survival," "Killing 'Life, Liberty, & Pursuit of Happiness'," and "Destruction From Within," truly help to further encourage, support, demand, and bring about, more responsible government—by and for “we the people.” A government duly focused on protecting and preserving the liberty and survival of present and future generations of Americans. If not—then the reader is encouraged to aggressively search for such enlightenment elsewhere.

For in the end, “what” prompts each of us to be more responsible custodians of our country’s affairs is not the primary concern. Of unquestionable critical importance—is our doing so! Each of the able among us must do what we can—what must be done. At stake—nothing less than our liberty and ultimate survival—and what "United States of America" we pass on to our children, grandchildren, and other future generations of Americans!

                                                         —William James Moore

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“Fear knocked at the door.  Faith answered.  And lo, no one was there.”   —Anonymous

Thursday, January 7, 2016

The 'Life-Span' of Our Constitutional Republic?

To many of us, our local, state, and federal government election campaigns represent an unwanted distraction from daily life; being engulfed by annoying commercials; endless hassle for contributions; mixed emotions about the candidates; and often doubts and confusion regarding who we should vote for (or against). Each campaign also involving considerable time, effort, and money spent trying to influence our votes. The overall extent being proportional to the power and influence of the political position being sought. In presidential election campaigns the money alone entails ever-growing millions upon millions of dollars—from sources ever more difficult to identify—especially for the average voter.

Through it all, some of us do our best to cast informed and otherwise responsible votes; sadly, a larger number do otherwise. More tragically, untold millions never bother to participate at all in this hard-fought-for special right and citizen responsibility. Elections and voting—expressions of citizen-sovereignty and right of representation denied to countless millions of others worldwide. As millions of Americans continue a most dangerous assumption—that the liberties, freedoms, and opportunities we enjoy are forever-secured givens. Losing touch that such blessings originate from and rely upon a truly special form of government established long ago—our very special and unique "constitutional republic".

Being very aware of the failures of prior democracies such as ancient Athens and Rome, our country’s founding fathers feared creating a government too similar to a pure democracy—which can result in mob-rule and tyranny-of-the-majority; where fifty-one percent could take away the rights of the other forty-nine. Through experience, insight, and great wisdom, they instead established a first and to date one-of-its-kind constitutional republic—where sovereignty deliberately rests with we the people. Where we can act lawfully on our own and through elected representatives to deal with issues; where our government’s power comes from and is limited by its citizens. Thus establishing our nation of unequaled liberty, freedom, and opportunity—governed by its citizens through three separate but equal branches of government: the legislative, executive, and judicial.

Nevertheless, years of ignorance, apathy, complacency, denial, greed, and fear—on the part of too many eligible voters and elected representatives—have taken our country down a most dangerous path. One possibly best symbolized by the following “life-cycle of a democracy” scenario (an assertion of questionable origin, for years quoted, referenced, and accessible in many forms through an array of Internet sources and other media):

                     The Life Cycle of a Democracy

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It will continue until the voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that point on, the majority will always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury. Eventually every democracy will collapse, due to loose fiscal policy, and be followed by a dictatorship. From the beginning, the greatest civilizations of the world have only lasted about 200 years, and have always progressed through the following sequence:

1. From bondage to spiritual faith;

2. From spiritual faith to great courage;

3. From courage to liberty;

4. From liberty to abundance;

5. From abundance to complacency;

6. From complacency to apathy;

7. From apathy to dependence;

8. From dependence back to bondage.”

Regardless of above scenario’s origin, little open-minded consideration is required to note some very unsettling similarities, between it and the dangerous path our country is on. And any realistic comparison would find us very disturbingly somewhere past the mid-point between Sequence 6 and 7. That is, a nation heavily consumed with apathy and dangerously deep into the even more self-destructive phase of dependence. Leaving bondage the next step in this scenario—towards loss of the liberty/freedom we now enjoy; thereafter facing a path of serious threat to our survival!

The remainder of this post includes and makes reference to information that should be an aid to getting a constructive grasp of how apathy and dependence apply to our country’s current status and direction. Some facts-of-life our main-stream media and political leaders don’t spend much, if any, time and effort talking about.  Such as, the following partial-snapshot taken from information presented in more detail in the herein separate post titled “The Bottomless Pit of Our Federal Government".

According to September 2015 U.S. Census data, we were at that time frame a nation of about 321.7 million. However, only 122.1 million (37.9%) were full-time workers; 26.9 million (8.3%) part-time workers; 8.07 million (2.5%) “officially” unemployed; 16.1 million (5%) “actually” unemployed; 94.0 million (29.2%) not in labor force; and only 118.9 million (37%) income taxpayers. Furthermore, 57.0 million (17.7%) were Medicare enrollees; 76.4 million (23.7%) Medicaid recipients; 40.7 million (12.6%) without health insurance; and 10.8 million (3.3%) disabled; 47.6 million (14.8%) were living in poverty; 45.3 million (14.0%) were Food Stamp recipients; 1.7 million (0.05%) homeless; 122 thousand unaccompanied-minors; 1 in 6 living on incomes at risk for hunger; 14 million American children were relying on food banks; food insecurity existed in every county in the U.S.; and about 157 million (49%) of us were receiving some type of “benefits” from the public treasury.

As of September 2017 we have grown to a nation of over 325.8 million, and the shameful and destructive statistics noted above have little changed (as shown by updates included in above referenced post titled "The Bottomless Pit of Our Federal Government").

And, for a little "icing on the cake" — as of September 2017 “we the people” are strapped with a rapidly growing national debt of over $20 trillion—that’s about $62 thousand per citizen; or $167 thousand per taxpayer! And, for U.S. Unfunded Liabilities totaling over $107 trillion—that’s over $328 thousand for every man, woman, and child in the U.S. - - - or, more than $887 thousand per income taxpayer!

Again, the above information being but a snapshot of our growing dependency status—the result of years of agendas taking us down the path of becoming reliant upon the government for our every want and need. A liberty and survival threatening path accommodated by government representatives and bureaucrats more focused on keeping their jobs, staying in power, and promoting their personal interests and ideologies, than addressing the best interests of our country. And driven by our ignorance, apathy, complacency, denial, greed, and fear.

We must not continue to tolerate an ever-growing government; vote ourselves generous benefits from our public treasury; and be a nation of more and more takers and less and less contributors! We must timely wake-up to reality!

A constitutional republic that protects its citizens’ rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, is realistic and sustainable. One that promotes and accommodates irresponsible and ever-growing dependency-upon and unearned entitlement-to the public treasury, is not!

Until replaced by dictatorship, tyranny, and bondage—the sovereignty (supreme power and authority) and lifespan of our constitutional-republic form of government rests with we the people. As does, our liberty and ultimate survival—and that of future generations of Americans. 

“We” must step up, speak up, and do the right thing! 
                                                                                                 —William James Moore

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“The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.”                 —Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755), Political Philosopher.

The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure.” —Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Theoretical Physicist.