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);

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);

"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);

"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); and,

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

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.

·       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.

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!   

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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 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 around 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 post titled “The Bottomless Pit of Our Federal Government," shared elsewhere within this website.

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

And, for a little icing on the cake—“we the people” are also strapped with a rapidly growing national debt of over $18 trillion—that’s about $57 thousand per citizen; or $154 thousand per taxpayer!  And, for U.S. Unfunded Liabilities totaling some $97.5 trillion—that’s over $820,000 for every man, woman, and child in the U.S.

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 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!   —LibertyGuardUSA

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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

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

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.

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 wellbeing; 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 these seem to work, how about “our childrens’ and grandchildrens’ future!”  That is, the wellbeing of future generations of Americans, already saddled with an outrageous and rapidly growing $18 Trillion National Debt.  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!

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!    —LibertyGuardianUSA

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“Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.” —William E. Simon

 “We in America do not have government by the majority.  We have government by the majority who participate.”  —Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

"Days of Reckoning" --- Our 2016 Elections!

“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 our nation’s liberty and survival threatening issues, such as:

·        Our as of 2015 $18 trillion and rapidly-growing National Debt;
·        Our as of 2015 and rapidly-growing $97.5 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;
·        Politically-biased news media;
·        “Gun-free Zones” that ultimately render the citizens within such, to be helpless-targets of armed evil-doers; 
·        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. 

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 "Making Our Country Great Again" is truly in our hands, by holding ourselves and our new U.S. President and other elected representatives accountable!  Not only for “our” sake, but for our children and grandchildren—for all Americans!  This, our inescapable duty!  We must not fail!  —LibertyGuardianUSA

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 2015 “we the people” were already on the hook for a rapidly growing national debt of $18 trillion—that’s about $57 thousand per citizen; or $154 thousand per taxpayer!  And, for U.S. Unfunded Liabilities totaling some $97.5 trillion—that’s over $820,000 for every man, woman, and child in the U.S.  And these gut-wrenching numbers don’t include our personal debt, which year 2015 Federal Reserve reporting shows to be over $52 thousand per U.S. citizen!                             

Now—again roughly-speaking--$57,000 plus $820,000 plus $52,000 seems to add up to a total outstanding debt of about $929,000 per U.S. citizen.  And, if called upon to pay our shares today (totaling $1,858,000), my wife and I would unquestionably have to default on this our “citizen-obligation.”  Likewise, considering our age and financial circumstances—in the absence of winning a major lottery—it is all but a life-certainty that paying such debt will never be a realistic option for us.  And, of course, nationwide, we are far from being unique or alone in this this matter.

And, given the above summarized liberty and survival threatening realities, and as these words are being typed, the Obama administration and its supporters are out promoting and promising “free community college;” “amnesty for illegal aliens;” “free healthcare;” and “free accommodations for Europe’s migration crisis;” etc.   Never-ending “free stuff”!

Adding 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 is Senator Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent running for the democratic presidential nomination.  Whose campaign rhetoric and income-inequality agenda reportedly amounts 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 thus far growing numbers of greedy, out-of-touch, and otherwise irresponsible supporters.  Similar to the nation-destroying “BS” being echoed by another democratic nomination seeker, Hillary Clinton, whose campaign rhetoric is likewise loaded with promises of more and more “free stuff.”  And, like that of Senator Sanders—straight out of the play-book of “socialism”!

At this point, with all this chatter about “free,” for some reason the following quotation seems most fitting and appropriate:   “The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”—Margaret Thatcher

According to September 2015 U.S. Census data, we are a nation of about 321.7 million.  Government records indicate that within this constantly changing number:

*  Only 118.9 million (37%) are income taxpayers;

*  Our workforce is about 149.1 million (46%); available private sector jobs are around 117.3 million (36.4%); manufacturing jobs only 12.4 million (3.8%);  8.07 million (2.5%) are “officially” unemployed;  16.1 million (5%) “actually” unemployed; 122.1 million (37.9%) full-time workers;  26.9 million (8.3%) part-time workers; 8.6 million (2.7%) self-employed;  and  94.0 million (29.2%) are not in labor force;

*  23.6 million (7.3%) are government employees;  1.3 million (0.42%) U.S. armed forces;  14.9 million (4.6%) union workers;  48.8 million (15.1%) retirees;  21.2 million (6.5%) veterans;

*  57.0 million (17.7%) are Medicare enrollees;   76.4 million (23.7%) Medicaid recipients;  40.7 million (12.6%) without health insurance;  10.8 million (3.3%) disabled;  47.6 million (14.8%) living in poverty;  45.3 million (14.0%) Food Stamp recipients;  1.7 million (0.05%) homeless;  122 thousand unaccompanied-minors;  1 in 6 live on incomes at risk for hunger;  14 million American children rely on food banks;  food insecurity exists in every county in the U.S.;  about 2.3 million are in jail or prison; 6.6 million convicted felons; 21.6 million (6.7%) are living with a substance-abuse disorder; and about 157 million (49%) of us are presently receiving some type of “benefits” from the public treasury;

*  Our U.S. median income stands at about $28.6 thousand; family savings $9.4 thousand; personal debt $52.6 thousand per citizen;

*  Our U.S. national debt is over $18 trillion ($57.1 thousand per citizen); unfunded liabilities $97.6 trillion (over $820 thousand per taxpayer).  $6.2 trillion of our U.S. national debt is held by foreign countries.

U.S. Gross National Product (GDP) is now about $17.8 trillion, and our largest federal budget items are:  Medicare/Medicaid $96 billion;  Social Security $881 billion;  Defense/War $586 billion;  Income Security $310 billion; Net Interest on Debt $250 billion; and Federal Pensions $256 billion.  Given these numbers—you have a clue where the “big cuts” must someday come from?  Voluntarily or involuntarily!

A glance at the “tax” numbers finds:  Federal Tax Revenue to be $3.17 trillion ($9.8 thousand per citizen);  State Revenue $1.67 trillion ($8.7 thousand per citizen);  Income Tax Revenue $1.5 trillion;  Payroll Tax Revenue $1.05 trillion; and Corporate Tax Revenue 327.7 billion.

Our military has been and continues to be critically-downsized; Social Security solvency is doubtful; our country’s infrastructure is deteriorating; the middle-class is being destroyed; and a struggle is underway to find funds to cover healthcare obligations to our military veterans and others.

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 wellbeing.  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”!

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 have ownership in our government’s shortcomings and failings.  We also have inescapable ownership in the consequences!  At risk from “bad government”—nothing less than our great nation—as defined by its borders, English language, and culture!  Among the major roadblocks—our voter-ignorance, apathy, complacency, denial, greed, and counter-productive fears! 

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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 unchartered territory.” —James Lankford

Sunday, January 3, 2016

References & Recommended Reading

(Listed in Alphabetical Order by Author’s Last Name)

Book Title


The Holy Bible
(Version/Translation supportive of one’s Christian faith)
All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten
Robert Fulghum
  • Because They Hate
  • They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It
Brigitte Gabriel
The Haldeman Diaries – Inside The Nixon White House
H. R. Haldeman
 (Introduction and Afterword by Stephen E. Ambrose)
The Federalist Papers
Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay
(Introduction by Gary Wills)
Hostile Waters
Peter Huchthausen, Igor Kurdin, & R. Alan White
Who Moved My Cheese?
Spencer Johnson
Two Incomes and Still Broke?
Linda Kelley
The Imitation Of Christ
Thomas A. Kempis
Lights Out
Ted Koppel
  • The Liberty Amendments
  • Plunder and Deceit
  • Ameritopia
  • Liberty and Tyranny
Mark R. Levin
The Patriot’s Reference
Edited by: Joel J. Miller
& Kristen Parrish
  • Threats To Our Liberty & Survival
  • Killing "Life, Liberty, & Pursuit of Happiness"
  • Destruction From Within
William James Moore
  • Killing Jesus
  • Killing Lincoln
  • Killing Patton
  • Killing Kennedy
Bill O’Reilly
I’m Not OK. You’re Not OK. But It’s OK!
Chris Padgett
Words That Inspired Him—
A Lifetime Of Favorite Writings,
Poems & Quotations
Norman Vincent Peal
The Most of Andy Rooney
(ESP Article: “Mr. Rooney goes to Washington”)
Andrew A. Rooney
  • Liberalism Is A Mental Disorder
  • Stop The Coming Civil War
  • Countdown To Mecca
  • Government Zero
  • Scorched Earth
Michael Savage
The Faith Explained
Leo J. Trese
Enemies—A History of the FBI
Tim Weiner
  • Mutterings Of An Old Man
  • I Felt The Floor Shake
Mike Womeldorff
  • House Calls
  • Office Calls
  • Love Letters from a Marriage
  • Wisdom for a Woman
  • Wisdom for a Man
Gary Yarbrough, M.D.