Tuesday, February 13, 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)

"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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_lCmBvYMRs   (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.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

"To Vote or Not To Vote" — Some Reasons & Excuses!

Given that we have “not yet” turned our fate over to the hands of a dictatorship, our Constitutional Republic provides us with the opportunity (and obligation) to vote for or against those campaigning for positions of political power and influence in our government, at all levels. The "our" duty to elect and hold accountable competent and responsible government officials ("servants of the people").

To ensure the continuity of essential government functions, governing our nation includes a mix of recurring elections, timed, at federal, state, and local levels. Involving the U.S. President and Vice President; positions in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate; state and territorial governors; state legislators; and various other state and local positions.

During these many elections, billions of dollars are spent in an effort to retain or gain positions of power, influence, privilege, and responsibility. While millions of lawfully eligible voters (and countless unlawful persons) review, finalize, and carry out their voting plans—and others wrestle with whether “to vote or not to vote.”

As an aid to present and future persons looking for some justification for “not voting”—for not letting their political voice be heard—here are a few time-worn excuses to consider: Forgot to register/vote, bad weather, sick, disabled, inconvenient voting place, ID required, proof of U.S. citizenship required, conflicting schedule, had to work, on travel/vacation, disgusted with politics, no good candidates, all political parties are the same, politics is all about money, corrupt politicians, and all that politicians care about is “getting elected.” If none of these do the trick, maybe this old standby will help—“our votes don’t really count anyway!”

And, for those who choose to do their best to be informed and active voters, please give yourself a big justified pat-on-the-back! Our country needs many more to take your lead and do the same! Be very proud and grateful that you are not among the growing numbers who, election after election, waste their precious voting privilege—that which so many others have sacrificed so much to provide us.

For those who find themselves still undecided, and seeking some justification for the time and effort involved in trying to be informed and active voters, the following very short and incomplete summary of some serious, real-world reasons may hopefully be of help:

Our liberty, freedom, health, and general well being; personal and national security; jobs; hard-earned money and property; use of tax dollars; children’s and grandchildren’s education; U.S. culture; U.S. common-language English; U.S. borders; right of self-defense, religious freedom, and responsibility as citizen-custodians of our country’s affairs.

If none of the above seem to work, how about “our childrens’ and grandchildrens’ future!” That is, the well being of future generations of Americans, already saddled with an outrageous and rapidly growing $20 Trillion National Debt and $107 Trillion of Unfunded Liabilities. The result of many years of greed, corruption, and otherwise irresponsible government, and left unchecked by “we the people.” Left unattended by too many eligible voters that have been politically uninformed, unengaged, and otherwise inattentive to our nation’s affairs! For much too long.

Regardless of our country’s imperfections, our first and one of its kind Constitutional Republic remains the envy of the world. Our “informed” and “responsible” votes are of critical importance to our nation, to our families, to us as individuals, and to our descendants.

Our votes are “also” very important to those who continue to spend billions to influence our support. Including, for example, “special interests” contributing to the overall $7 billion spent on the 2012 elections (a number exceeding the Earth’s total population at that time). And to the estimated $3 billion or so spent on the not so long ago 2014 election cycle! And, reportedly to the some $6.5 billion combined spending on our more recent 2016 presidential and congressional elections!

We can do our best to be informed and active voters, or waste our privilege. We have the opportunity to be a part of our country’s solutions, or its problems. And we have the option of focusing on the “reasons” for voting, or the “excuses” not to. The freedom of choice is ours—that is, at least so far it is!

                                                               —William James Moore

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“Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.”  —William E. Simon (1927-2000), 63rd U.S. Secretary of The Treasury.

“We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” —Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), a U.S. Founding Father; 3rd U.S. President.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

"Days of Reckoning" --- Our 2016 Elections (and beyond)!

"A day of reckoning” is commonly defined as: “The time when past mistakes or misdeeds must be punished or paid for; a time when the degree of one’s success or failure will be revealed.”

In accordance with provisions of each of the individual states, candidates for U.S. President and Vice President were selected through caucuses and primary elections carried out during the time frame of February 01, 2016 (Iowa’s caucuses) through June 28, 2016 (Utah’s primaries).

Then on Tuesday, November 08, 2016, the date scheduled for the 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election, U.S. voters selected presidential-electors who in turn, through our U.S. Constitution-established electoral-college, elected a new U.S. President (Donald J. Trump) and Vice President (Michael Richard "Mike" Pence). The Twenty-second Amendment to our Constitution wisely prevents an incumbent president from seeking a third term.

Be not unaware, unconcerned, or misled! Tuesday, November 08, 2016, and the days prior thereto that state caucuses and primaries determined the president and vice president candidates—were truly “all days of reckoning” for our great nation and all Americans! Days when, as a result of voting or not voting; of being informed or uninformed voters; and through responsible sacrifice or self-serving denial, complacency, apathy, greed, and counter-productive fears—we nonetheless put in office a new U.S. President and Vice President.

Now we must demonstrate the wisdom and courage to—under new presidential leadership—“responsibly” deal with issues that threaten our liberty and survival, as individuals and as a nation.

Very real and present dangers, such as:

*  Our as of 2017 $20 trillion and rapidly-growing National Debt;

*  Our as of 2017 and rapidly-growing $107 trillion debt of Unfunded Liabilities;

*  Our unsecured and uncontrolled U.S. borders;

*  Irresponsible and Unenforced Immigration Policies;

*  Failure to purge the U.S. of illegal aliens & sanctuary cities;

*  Failure to protect and preserve our English language;

*  Various immigrants’ refusal to assimilate into U.S. culture;

*  The foreign and domestic threat of radical/militant Islam;

*  The growing threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, North Korea, etc;

*  Politically-biased news media;

*  “Gun-free Zones” that ultimately render the citizens within such, to be helpless-targets of armed evil-doers;

*  "Political Correctness"; "Racism"; "Gender-based"; and other "Divide & Conquer" agendas that pit one against another;

*  Political agendas promoting unsustainable “deserve” and “entitled” mindsets and behaviors;

*  An ever-growing and ever-intrusive federal government.

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Our nation is at a crucial tipping-point. We have reached the point where about one-half of the current U.S. population was born here; the other half, new immigrants. Where approaching one-half of our population is one way or another “on the take” from the public treasury. Where, over recent years the U.S. has been flooded with legal immigrants and illegal aliens that have no interest in assimilating into our U.S. culture—but, rather, to establish their own separate cultures. And to be takers rather than contributors, abusing our nation’s generosity. While countless other immigrants of the past and present have done the right thing, and countless others remain standing in line with intent to gain legal entrance to, and become a contributing member of, our U.S. culture. Where, our government has become overwhelmed with “career politicians” absorbed with self-serving retention of power, influence, and benefits from the public treasury—rather than pursuing the best interests of our nation. Where, too many of “we the people” have for much too long, shirked our citizen-responsibility through our ultimately self-destructive behaviors of voter ignorance, denial, apathy, complacency, greed, and counter-productive fears.

Where, as a result of our November 08, 2016 elections, “we the people” now have opportunity to put our great nation back on a path of recovery and prosperity. By way of what each of us do—what we must responsibly do—as hereafter active, informed, and engaged voters!

The task of "protecting and preserving our liberty and freedom" and "Making Our Country Great Again" is in our hands. We must accept and embrace this inescapable reality and hold ourselves and our government representatives and leaders accountable! This, our undeniable duty and obligation to ourselves; to our children and grandchildren; and to others ultimately dependent upon us!  
                                                                —William James Moore

Monday, January 4, 2016

The "Bottomless-pit" of our Federal Government

A bottomless-pit is “something that drains all one’s energy or resources.” Broke (bankrupt; insolvent; etc.) is “having completely run out of money.” Common-sense is “good sense and sound judgment in practical matters.” 

Our Federal Government has become a bottomless-pit! As a nation—by any reasonable and sensible standards—we are broke! And, “we the people” and “our federal government” have lost touch with any resemblance of common sense!

Evidence that the above claims are true is all around us. Some of that “should-be-unsettling” evidence is summarized in this section. Factual information that should not only be very alarming, but also motivating! Prompting and otherwise supporting unrelenting demands for more responsible government! One not only focused on our “present-day needs,” but also on our responsibility to future generations of Americans!

Roughly speaking, as of this 2017 posting, “we the people” are on the hook for a rapidly growing National Debt of $20 trillion—that’s about $62 thousand per citizen; or $167 thousand per income taxpayer! And, for U.S. Unfunded Liabilities totaling some $107 trillion—that’s over $328,000 for every man, woman, and child in the U.S. And these gut-wrenching numbers don’t include our personal debt—now over $56 thousand per U.S. citizen!

Now—again, just roughly-speaking, $62,000 plus $328,000 plus $56,000 seems to add up to a total outstanding debt of about $446,000 per U.S. citizen. And, if and when called upon to pay our respective per-citizen-share of this rapidly growing debt, how many among us would within a lifetime be able to do so? An ever-growing obligation and burden we irresponsibly keep ignoring and passing on to our children, grandchildren, and other future generations of Americans to deal with!

And, given the reality of threats to our liberty and survival such as summarized above, the dangerously irresponsible among us keep demanding, and political leaders keep promising and accommodating, "free community college;” “amnesty for illegal aliens;” “free health care;” and “free accommodations for Europe’s migration crisis;” etc. An endless array of other “free stuff”! - - - to be paid for by "someone else"! Added to the pile of already existing and unsustainable “free benefits” promised, and those already put in place, by our self-serving and otherwise irresponsible government. More and more “free” from an already broke and heavily in-debt public treasury—to buy the votes and support of likewise self-serving and irresponsible citizens! A truly unsustainable path that is dragging this nation deeper and deeper into a “bottomless-pit” of liberty and survival threatening debt!

And then there was Senator Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent who in 2016 ran for the democratic presidential nomination. Whose campaign rhetoric and income-inequality agenda reportedly amounted to another “$18 trillion in benefits!” “More promises” from—as earlier stressed—an already broke and in-debt public treasury! Pure and absolute “liberty and survival-threatening” insanity! But, sadly, much appealing to the ears of his growing numbers of greedy, out-of-touch, and otherwise irresponsible supporters. Similar to the nation-destroying “BS” echoed by another democratic nomination seeker, Hillary Clinton, whose campaign rhetoric was likewise loaded with promises of more and more “free stuff.” And, in keeping with that of Senator Sanders and like-minded others—straight out of the play-book of “socialism”! A recipe for disaster that fails to heed the reality highlighted by the following most fitting and appropriate quotation:

“The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” —Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013), Prime Minister of United Kingdom.

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According to September 2015 U.S. Census data, we were at that time a nation of about 321.7 million. As of this September 2017 posting, we are now a nation of some 325.8 million.

And, within the above constantly changing number, by September 2017, government records reported:

*  Only 120.5 million (37%) income taxpayers;

*  A workforce of about 153.7 million (47.1%); available private sector jobs of around 121.8 million (37.3%); manufacturing jobs of only 12.4 million (3.8%); 6.8 million (2.0%) “officially” unemployed; 13.5 million (4.1%) “actually” unemployed; 126.1 million (38.6%) full-time workers; 27.5 million (8.4%) part-time workers; 8.4 million (2.5%) self-employed; and 94.6 million (29.0%) not in labor force;

*  23.5 million (7.2%) government employees; 1.3 million (0.39%) U.S. armed forces; 15.3 million (4.6%) union workers; 51.1 million (15.6%) retirees; 21.0 million (6.4%) veterans;

*  56.5 million (17.3%) Medicare enrollees; 74.2 million (22.7%) Medicaid recipients; 30.9 million (9.4%) without health insurance; 10.4 million (3.1%) disabled; 42.1 million (12.9%) living in poverty; 40.9 million (12.5%) Food Stamp recipients; about 1.9 million in jail or prison; 6.8 million convicted felons; and about 164 million (50.3%) of us are presently receiving some type of “benefits” from the public treasury;

*  U.S. median income at about $30.4 thousand; family savings $8.4 thousand; personal debt $56.6 thousand per citizen;

*  U.S. national debt of over $20 trillion ($61.8 thousand per citizen; $167.2 thousand per income taxpayer); unfunded liabilities $107.4 trillion (over $328 thousand per U.S. citizen; $887 thousand per income taxpayer). $6.1 trillion of U.S. national debt held by foreign countries.

*  U.S. Gross National Product (GDP) of about $19.3 trillion, and our largest federal budget items being: Medicare/Medicaid $91.1 trillion; Social Security $937.7 billion; Defense/War $632.8 billion; Income Security $297.2 billion; Net Interest on Debt $267.7 billion; and Federal Pensions $266.2 billion. Given these numbers—you have a clue where the “big cuts” must someday come from? Be they voluntarily or involuntarily!

*  Federal Tax Revenue of $3.3 trillion ($10.1 thousand per citizen); State Revenue $2.01 trillion ($10.4 thousand per citizen); Income Tax Revenue $1.5 trillion; Payroll Tax Revenue $1.1 trillion; and Corporate Tax Revenue 309.5 billion.

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But wait!  There is more!  Other sources report that in our America: 
Over a half-million people are living on the street, in cars, in homeless shelters, or in subsidized transitional housing - - - about 25% of this total are children; 1 in 8 in America live on incomes at risk for hunger; 13 million American children rely on food banks for assistance; food insecurity exists in every county in the U.S.; and growing millions are living with a substance-abuse disorder (more are now dying from addictive drugs overdose than from guns and automobile accidents combined).

While our military has been critically-downsized; Social Security solvency is seriously doubtful; our country’s infrastructure is deteriorating; the middle-class is being destroyed; a struggle is underway to find funds to cover health care obligations to our military veterans and others; and our institutions of higher learning (colleges and universities) are providing taxpayer funded "Safe Spaces" for those seeking refuge from "offensive (free) speech" and other of life's realities.

And yet we are surrounded by self-serving politicians and others still “promising” and “demanding” more and more “free stuff”! Tolerated and supported by citizens willing to load-up and pass-on to future generations a selfish and unsustainable U.S. debt!

In this age of high-tech global communications, rapidly expanding Internet access, and always-connected social-media frenzy—little if any of this information should be “news.”

And, faced with these and other social and economic burdens and challenges—“common sense” would say that no responsible government would ever create, tolerate, or let stand, laws or other circumstances that would allow our country to be flooded with millions of illegal aliens. But, being a “bottomless pit of tax and spend”, and void of “common sense”—our Federal Government has done just that!

And, “both” the democrat and republican parties, over several administrations, are to blame! As well as “we the people” for failing to responsibly carry out our obligations as voters and citizen-custodians of our country’s affairs!

For years, our Federal Government has failed to establish and enforce responsible immigration policy and secure our borders. As a result, our country has been and continues to be flooded by countless illegals of known and unknown origins, backgrounds, and intents. Some that may wish to assimilate into U.S. culture, adopt our common-language English, and be positive contributors to our nation’s well being. While many others refuse to assimilate U.S. culture, disrespect and abuse our country’s opportunities, and commit criminal acts, etc.

Our Federal Government’s willful acceptance of millions of “illegals” over the years has irresponsibly further-burdened our already over-stretched resources. With burdens, such as, “billions of dollars” for food, clothing, housing, transportation, medical care, education, legal services, and even “spending allowances” for illegal alien minors, etc. And, among the many devastating consequences—a special insult to the countless “legal immigrants” who have gained, or now stand in line to gain, lawful entrance into the U.S. by respectfully playing by the rules.

And, as our Federal Government continues to accommodate and cater to “illegal aliens”—the long-standing hardships and concerns of U.S. citizens go unaddressed. And our military veterans wait in line for “earned” health care benefits; our country’s infrastructure deteriorates; and gang violence and drug abuse spread throughout our cities. While the flood of “illegal aliens,” and “irresponsibly-accommodated” legal immigrants, continue to be used to satisfy the nation-destroying agendas of “cheap labor,” “secured votes,” “demographics change,” and otherwise “transformation of America”!

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The Illusions of Unlimited Resources & Tolerance:

Given the truly liberty and survival threatening risks posed by irresponsible tax and spend agendas, and failed immigration policies, etc.—we must very timely pull our heads out of the sand and reject the self-destructive “Illusion of Unlimited Resources”! That being, the delusional-thinking that any nation of ever-growing numbers of “takers” and ever-diminishing numbers of “contributors” can forever last!

“We the people” and our government must also recognize and reject the “Illusion of Unlimited Tolerance”! That being, the likewise delusional-thinking that this country’s hardworking “contributors” have “unlimited tolerance!” For a government that is unresponsive to the best interests of our country. Or, that there exists unlimited tolerance for a government that puts the welfare of “illegal aliens” above that of “legal immigrants” and law-abiding, tax-paying, U.S. citizens!

Regardless of our political affiliation, or lack thereof—we all have ownership in our government’s shortcomings and failings. We also have inescapable ownership in the consequences! At risk from “bad government” and "irresponsible voters"—nothing less than our great nation's survival, as defined by our U.S. borders, Constitution, common language-English, and common culture rooted in Judeo-Christian values!  In jeopardy—our individual liberty, and God-given rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness!  Among the major roadblocks—our voter-ignorance, apathy, complacency, denial, greed, and counter-productive fears! 

                                                                 —William James Moore

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“Our nation stands at the crossroads of liberty. Crushing national debt, rampant illegal immigration, insane business regulations and staggering national unemployment are pushing our nation into uncharted territory.” —James Lankford (1968- ), U.S. Senator.