Friday, August 7, 2020

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“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)

 

Saturday, July 25, 2020

THE “COMMUNIST PARTY OF AMERICA”


While upfront acknowledging personal and grateful membership in a rapidly diminishing dinosaur generation, I am nevertheless among many who have long perceived “communism” to be America’s most predominant threat. A view fueled early-on in large measure by the “nuclear weapons” mutual-destruction sword-rattling of the U.S. and Soviet Union during the so-called Cold War era of years not so long ago.

A view later strengthened by declarations such as the following threats often reported as having been prophetically spewed by the then Soviet Union’s (now Russia) Communist leader, Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971): “We will take America without firing a shot. We do not have to invade the U.S. We will destroy you from within . . .” “No, you won’t accept Communism outright, but, through (socialist/communist) government representatives you (knowingly/unknowingly) elect, you will be fed small doses of socialism until you’ll finally wake up one day and find you already have Communism.”

A view since been updated with an alarming awareness that—in addition to the long-standing “foreign” communism-threat to America—we now also face one of a most sinister “domestic” origin! More specifically, an “enemy-within” in the form of a Democrat Party that has been hijacked and now controlled by the most extreme elements of the socialist/communist radical-left.

A view most sadly supported by, for example, the horrific riots and related atrocities being carried out in Chicago, Portland, and other Democrat-run cities across our nation. As national Democrat leaders such as Pelosi and Biden—and their paramilitary surrogates like Antifa and BLM—shamefully slander, invalidate, and otherwise contribute to life/liberty-threatening harm to our nation’s law enforcement and others.

Yes, the most “predominate threat” to all Americans is now the Socialist/Communist-controlled Democrat Party—and its supporting Trojan horse rhinos in the Republican Party and elsewhere! Anti-America Politicians, Hate-America news media, and supporting others who are enabling the spread of division and violent Marxism! The once considered merely “radical-liberals” are now and indisputably—“domestic terrorists”


Threats, one and all, who must be lawfully and timely removed from positions of power—through a “united effort” of people of all backgrounds and races! Beginning with active and responsible participation in and oversight of our country’s 2020 elections!

A U.S. citizen duty-bound "Swamp-draining" effort that must be reinforced by, as a minimum, a Trump and Pence 2020 re-election landslide, along with a Trump and Pence America-first agenda-supporting majority in "both" the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate!

At stake, nothing less than the “survival” and “future” of our country! A law and order based future, providing for the unalienable (God-given) rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness for all Americans.
                                                      
                                                        —William James Moore

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE—AND THE DIFFERENCE ENTAILS CONSEQUENCES!


Somewhere between birth and death on our respective gift-of-life journeys, many of us will come to realize that there really is a difference between, for example:

Love & Hate; Caring & Cruelty; Friendship & Hostility; Rich & Poor; Truth/Fact/Reality & Lies/Fiction/Unsubstantiated Opinion;  Win & Lose; Males & Females; Adulthood & Childhood; Respect & Contempt; Earned & Received Without Merit; Health & Sickness; Peace & War; Justice & Injustice; Security & Vulnerability; Freedom of Speech & Censorship; Peaceful Protests & Mob Violence; Strength & Weakness; Courage & Cowardice; News Reporters & Political Activists; Socialism/Communism/Fascism & Our U.S. Constitutional Republic; and between  Racism & Those Unjustly Accused of Such; etc.

And, there is a VAST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN the “HUMAN ROLE” in Violent Acts & that of their “WEAPON OF CHOICE” (be it a gun, knife, or otherwise). As again the so-called U.S. mainstream media continues to shamefully beat the drum about “GUN VIOLENCE” being carried out in New York City; Chicago; etc. As the agenda-driven media and likeminded supporters continue to irresponsibly distract from the fact that it is the “VIOLENT HUMAN(S)” and not the “WEAPONS OF CHOICE” that are in dire need of swift accountability for their criminal acts!

And, in our rapidly approaching U.S. 2020 Elections, there exists a CRUCIAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN an “America-first” President Trump and Trump-agenda supporting others . . . and that of the “America-hating” socialist/communist/fascist radical-left. A life and liberty critical difference hopefully recognized through the eyes of wisdom and courage . . . through responsible eyes not destructively clouded by irrational/uncontrolled emotions. Through patriotic eyes unrelentingly committed to protecting and preserving our precious Constitutional Republic, liberty, freedom, and opportunity for present and future generations of all Americans!

                                               —William James Moore

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

“SIMPLIFIED & CLARIFIED” MASK-WEARING REQUIREMENTS FOR KANSAS/LABETTE COUNTY/CITY OF PARSONS, KANSAS (USA)


For those among us inclined to get (so-to-speak) “wound around the axle” about the do’s and do not’s regarding “mask-wearing” . . . we really should chill-out a bit and just relax! Because, what “is” and “is not” required by our ever-more-intrusive “mother-may-we” government, is actually very much readily available to us by way of an array of “user-friendly” information sources!

Such as (and by no means limited to) the below examples:

(1.) Ref: June 29, 2020 “lengthy” announcement at https://governor.kansas.gov: Reading in part . . . “Governor Laura Kelly Announces Masks Must be Worn Statewide.” “. . . an Executive Order requiring that most Kansans in a public space must wear a mask, beginning 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 3.” “Under the order, most Kansans must wear masks in stores and shops, restaurants, and in any situation in which social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained, including outside.”

(2.) Ref: July 07, 2020 Front Page “lengthy” article in 07/07/2020 Edition of the Parsons Sun, under Headline “County ops out of executive order”—“Commissioners vote against advice of health officials”: Reading in part . . . “Labette Country commissioners on Monday (July 06) voted 2-1 to opt out of following Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order on wearing face masks in public.”

(3.) Ref: July 07, 2020 Front Page “lengthy” article in 07/07/2020 Edition of the Parsons Sun, under Headline “Parsons to require masks in businesses”—“Individuals could be fined on their 3rd offense”: Reading in part . . . “People in Parsons will have to begin wearing face masks within buildings accessible to the public and at many other work places in about two weeks.”

(4.) Ref: July 02, 2020 “lengthy” Memorandum at https://ag.ks.gov from KS Attorney General Dereck Schmidt to Governor, Adjutant General, KHP Superintendent, KBI Director, Re: Addendum 3 to March 24, 2020, state and local law enforcement duties and authorities memorandum regarding enforcement of orders issued pursuant to the Kansas Emergency Management Act after enactment of 2020 Special Session House Bill 2016 (HB 2016): Reading in part . . . “Violating the Mask Order is a Civil Wrong, Not a Crime.”  
“For example, a law enforcement officer may not arrest a person for violating the Mask Order.” “Nor may an officer conduct an investigative stop to enforce the Mask Order.” “And no statute authorizes a law enforcement officer to issue a citation or to take any similar action for violation of the Mask Order.” 

"Although enforcement of the Mask Order is now the responsibility of the county or district attorney, law enforcement agencies should consider adopting procedures or otherwise giving guidance to their officers who encounter violations of the Mask Order to help ensure a consistent approach for citizens throughout each county. 

While enforcement may be initiated only by the county or district attorney, law enforcement officers continue to have the same abilities as any citizen to report potential violations to the county or district attorney, and officers also remain free to courteously and professionally encourage citizens to comply with the Mask Order (without effecting a stop for that purpose). Thus, officers should be given guidance from law enforcement agency leadership, in consultation with the county or district attorney, on these sorts of matters.”

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So, see! There is really no reason to miss out on some “Happy Masking”!

Because, a sound and comforting understanding of our government-mandated “mask requirements,” is no further away than a “comprehensive review” of the source documents from which the above four “examples” were taken! A reading experience driven by a “craving for knowledge” no doubt hard-wired into any open-minded, responsible, and truly caring Kansan or other U.S. citizen!

—William James Moore

(And for those who fail to grasp or accept the use of a bit of sarcasm and cynicism in an effort to discuss serious issues and concerns . . . all that I and like-minded others can at this time offer you are some “truly serious” prayers.)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

FEAR NOT . . . FOR THERE IS A CLEAR BASIS FOR MUCH HOPE!!!


Yes, as our country’s priceless historical treasures are being destroyed by self-absorbed mobs of relatively youthful criminal vandals posing as “caring protestors” . . . fear not, for there is much hope! 


And, as our streets are filled with relatively youthful criminal mobs of “truly caring protestors” who vandalize, rob, burn, and otherwise destroy the property and livelihood of others . . . again, fear not, for there is much hope! 

And, as the “truly concerned and caring” beings mentioned above shout-down, tune-out, label as racist/otherwise-unfit-to-exist, and otherwise verbally and physically threaten any/all voices of reason and sanity . . . fear not, for again there is a clear basis for much hope! 

Yes, a most crucial life and liberty sustaining “hope” . . . ultimately forthcoming from generations of our nation’s youth! 

Generations of youth in large measure masterfully-groomed over the years by parental shortfalls, and by educational institutions skillfully tailored after the ever-failing agendas of the U.S. Department of Education (founded October 17, 1979). An ever-growing power-craving government bureaucracy, and its subordinate radical-left infested educational institutions . . . all of which “we the people” have unfailingly funded with institution-demanded priority and generosity (to do less would of course label one as being uncaring and unconcerned about the welfare of our nation’s “youth” and “future”). 

Educational institutions (especially colleges and universities) “hooked” on funding, grants, approvals, curriculum-dictates, and other “control tools” of the Department of Education. Educational institutions that, by design, have put forth unrelenting effort to ensure that the fresh developing minds of our nation’s youth are not cluttered with factual World history, basic knowledge of and respect for the U.S. Constitution and our precious Constitutional Republic, as well as any resemblance of liberty-preserving patriotism. 

While at the same time ensuring that our youth are duly indoctrinated with an ignorant self-destructive lust for the benefits of socialism and communism. And, likewise duly conditioned to have unfailing disrespect and contempt for the U.S. and the shameful liberty, freedom, and opportunity it stands for. Indoctrination and conditioning of course undertaken over the years under the noses of we the so-called tax-paying, education-funding, adults in the room. 

Yes, as has long been among life’s many inescapable realities . . . our hope ultimately rests with each generation of our nation’s youth. Those to whom the torch of responsibility is ultimately passed. A reality one can clearly find much comfort and basis of hope in . . . as one is witness to the predominantly youthful makeup of the “truly caring” protestors now acting out their “indisputable concerns” in many of our nation’s streets and communities. 

And, for any reader who may fail to grasp or accept the herein use of a bit of satire and cynicism in an effort to constructively discuss serious issues and concerns . . . all I and like-minded others can offer you is a few “truly sincere” prayers.

                                                              —William James Moore

Monday, June 22, 2020

"NATION-DESTRUCTIVE, LIBERTY-THREATENING, ERASING OF HISTORY"


“THE PAST WAS ERASED, THE ERASURE WAS FORGOTTEN, THE LIE BECAME THE TRUTH” —Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen name “George Orwell” - an English novelist; essayist; journalist; critic.

Most sadly, the above words seem more and more prophetic as, nation-wide, we witness priceless symbols of U.S. History being “erased” by mobs of self-serving, law-breaking, liberty-threatening dispicalbles! As too often too many of we the so-called adults-in-the-room, and our political representatives, continue to bask in self-destructive tolerance, ignorance, complacency, apathy, greed, and of fear of offending those hell-bent to destroy our precious Constitutional Republic—humankind’s best hope for liberty, freedom, and opportunity!     —William James Moore

Sunday, May 24, 2020

"MORE SAFE" Versus "LESS FREE"


The truly life-threatening—and way-of-life disrupting—impact of COVID-19 (more aptly, “China Virus”) has provided much of the World with many wake-up calls, and some crucial memory-jogs regarding long-standing realities. 

None the least—those wake-up calls and memory-jogs regarding the age old “Safety” versus “Freedom” dilemma, so prophetically expressed in the following cautionary message often attributed to Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), 1st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, and one of the U.S. Founding Fathers: 

“Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct. Even the ardent love of liberty will, after a time, give way to its dictates. The violent destruction of life and property incident to war, the continual effort and alarm attendant on a state of continual danger, will compel nations the most attached to liberty to resort for repose and security to institutions which have a tendency to destroy their civil and political rights. To be more safe, they at length become willing to run the risk of being less free.”

Of course, history very likely widely supports that (so-to-speak) “the COVID-19 dust will one day settle”—and hopefully sooner than later. 


However, what seems increasingly “less clear” and alarmingly “very uncertain,” is the ultimate nature of our “thereafter” personal liberty and freedom. As compared to the extent of power “we the people” have placed, and/or have otherwise tolerated, in the hands of often power craving and power abusing aspects of our local, state, and federal government. 

While, and as was so aptly noted by Hamilton not all that long ago—in our striving to be “more safe,” we and our humankind peers “continue” to at length, and self-destructively, become willing to run the risk of being “less free”!     
                                             
                                                           —William James Moore

Thursday, May 21, 2020

But Then . . . Along came a "Serious Threat To The Swamp"


Not actually all that long ago—on this said to be 4.5 billion years young planet—Abraham Lincoln reportedly cautioned that, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” A warning that seems to be more and more unnervingly prophetic, as one considers many of today’s happenings throughout this precious U.S. Constitutional Republic now gifted to the hands of we Americans still above ground.

What at times seems like only yesterday, 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, etc.) was firmly established to disrupt and roadblock any serious threat to the “status-quo.”

A predicted certainty by many, 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—i.e., the entrenched base of irresponsible career politicians, lobbyists, and bureaucrats—the Washington DC “Swamp.”

But then . . . along came “President Trump”! Not chosen from the flawless among us, for none exists; not a self-serving career-aspiring politician committed to straddle-the-fence talk, but an independently-wealthy businessman capable of actually speaking his mind—even at the risk of offending those conditioned to hearing otherwise; a Washington outsider; someone not bought by and obligated to lobbyists and special-interest groups; 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 plain talk, truth, fact, reality; 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; a President making it OK again to publicly make reference to “God,” show respect for the U.S. Flag, and to verbally and/or through publicly displayed signage actually express a “Merry Christmas Wish”!

Yes, “President Trump”—a never before encountered “SERIOUS THREAT TO THE SWAMP.” A President with more U.S. preserving accomplishments during his first two years in office than most if not all his predecessors! For example: “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”! An economy that has added over “5 Million New Jobs,” including some 467,000 new jobs in the Manufacturing Sector; lifted more than “4.6 Million People Off Food Stamps”; and created the “Lowest Unemployment Rate in Half a Century”! As well as nomination of 2 Supreme Court Judges and 161 Federal Judges. These being but a few of hundreds of crucial nation-saving liberty/freedom-preserving achievements so far. All while swimming upstream against opposition in “BOTH” major political parties; a hostile mainstream news media; an on-going, nation-damaging hissy-fit from election sore-losers; a dysfunctional U.S. Congress; and a “deep state” committed—not to our U.S. Constitution, liberty, and freedom—but to our President’s and country’s failure.

And now we head towards the upcoming November 03, 2020 U.S. General Election. An opportunity to, by way of our votes, try our best to do the right thing for our Country and future generations of Americans. An opportunity also for those among us consumed with ignorance, apathy, complacency, denial, greed, and counter-productive aims and fears, to help the aforementioned caution from Abraham Lincoln to one day soon become a most sad, shameful, and liberty-destroying reality.

But what do I know, I’m just an old unapologetic, irredeemable-deplorable who just possibly may have offended someone. And as a result, likely now labeled by the unrelenting, reality-denying, and so-called politically-correct as a racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, and other yet to be declared “-ists” and “-phobics” from the radical-left’s ever-growing “divide, conquer, and control” playbook.

                                                            —William James Moore 


Saturday, May 2, 2020

THE DIMINISHING BENEFITS OF “U.S. CITIZENSHIP”—VERSUS THAT OF “ILLEGAL ALIENSHIP”:


The Thursday, April 30, 2020 edition of local Southeast Kansas newspaper, the Parsons Sun, included what should have been a very attention-getting, if not considerably troubling, Page 3 article titled, “Kansas can’t require voters to show proof of citizenship.”

About a recent ruling of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Salt Lake City, upholding a federal judge’s injunction nearly two years ago that prohibited Kansas from enforcing the requirement, which took effect in 2013. A Court of Appeals panel ruling reportedly “grounded in a broader constitutional principle that when a state significantly burdens the right to vote, it has to justify it.” Justification, as noted in the Sun article, Kansas was apparently unable to provide. At least, that is, to the satisfaction of said Court of Appeals panel.

Fortunately it seems that a nation-saving number still recognize that “voting” is a pretty big deal. A responsibility entailing some rather significant consequences, such as, to cite but a few: determining who has the power to tax we-the-people; spend our money; burden us and our children and grandchildren with national debt; and impose an array of laws affecting our liberty, freedom, safety, security, and otherwise general well-being; etc.

And, in a nation that has, over recent years, witnessed untold millions of taxpayer dollars and other valuable resources being spent, by a dysfunctional government infested with shouts, screams, screeches, and other demonstrations of so-called anxiety and concern about “foreign governments” interfering in our elections, etc., . . . it would also seem that “showing proof of citizenship” in order to register to vote, should call for “little justification” beyond a bit of commonsense, and also be high among the unnegotiable “universal demands” of we-the-people.

Oh well, but now back to making sure that I keep readily available the various record-proofs of who and what I am (including photo ID) when carrying out much more important tasks. Such as, driving an automobile; seeking approval of a bank loan; boarding an aircraft or cruise ship; seeking healthcare; etc. Much more crucial than to whom the powers of our local, state, and federal government are entrusted. 

But first, I can’t help but also ponder, for at least a fleeting moment, the rational of those who are insisting that “illegal aliens” receive payments from the now underway distribution of COVID-19 (China Virus) Stimulus Recovery Funding. As well as, the motives of those who opposed (and successfully prevented) including a “U.S. Citizenship” question in the also now underway U.S. 2020 Census. Saying nothing of course about “illegal alien” access to housing, food, education, transportation, Internet-access, health care, etc., benefits funded by the public treasury.


Could it be that the time is rapidly approaching when the only recognizable benefit of “U.S. Citizenship” will be, for example—being among that diminishing number of “U.S. Citizens” who remain lawfully on the hook for our country’s (now $24.7 Trillion) ever-growing, unsustainable, and totally out-of-control National Debt? An indisputable life-and-liberty-threatening “U.S. burden,” that anyone still in touch with a trace of sanity should grasp is of course not now, nor in the future, transferrable to anyone who has not been publicly declared (lawfully, responsibly, and hopefully proudly) —a “U.S. Citizen”

                                                             —William James Moore 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

SERIOUSLY NOW . . . ARE WE TO BELIEVE THAT “SLEEPY JOE” BIDEN IS TRULY THE DEM’S “CHOSEN ONE”?


Well, as our November 03, 2020 Presidential Election rapidly approaches . . . the radical-left high-jacked Democrat Party’s indisputable front-runner, old “Sleepy Joe” Gaffe-King Biden, just keeps racking up big-time support from his no doubt “deeply proud” base of “Keep-America-From-Ever-Being-Great” Trump-Haters.

While the below list is of course far from all-inclusive, it nonetheless gives one a snap-shot “example” of the mix and nature of heavy-hitters that are (at least publicly) touting Biden as their savior from another Trump and Pence administration:

First, there was the 03/04/2020 reported indorsement of Mini Mike Bloomberg . . . after spending over $1 Billion on his failed campaign that lasted a bit over 100 days;

Next came Crazy Bernie Sanders’ 04/13/2020 reported indorsement . . . after “once again” being forced to drop out of the race, along with his “even-too-radical-for-the-radical-left” democratic-socialist/communist ideology;

Followed by the 04/14/2020 reported indorsement of our country’s Worst Transform-America Nightmare, Past President Barack Hussein Obama . . . after waiting some 355 days to extend his personal blessing to his former VP of eight years;

Swiftly followed by the 04/15/2020 reported indorsement of Hyper-Arm-Waving, Once-A-Front-Runner-Also, Elizabeth Warren . . . after dropping out of the race on 03/05/2020 and spending some time “pondering her options”;

And, not to be out-done by others, there was that 04/27/2020 reported indorsement of Nervous, Impeach-Trump Gold Pens, Nancy Pelosi . . . in which, with a straight face, she publicly touted Biden’s “character, values, experience, and strategic thinking”;

AND THEN . . . along came Clinton!!! Yes, even old Crooked, Corruption-Incarnate, Sore-Loser, Forever Trump Hater, Hillary Clinton has also added her 04/28/2020 reported indorsement of Biden . . . during a virtual “Women’s Town Hall” on how women were responding to the COVID pandemic; saying she wanted to add her voice to “the many who have endorsed” Biden.

Yep, “for sure,” the radical-left high-jacked Dems are definitely uniting behind the “so-far” reaper-of-the-democrat-campaign-spoils . . . old Sleepy Joe Biden!

However, what is NOT yet “for sure” (at least publicly so) . . . is who will ACTUALLY wind up being the Dem’s “for real” pick-of-the-litter “serious” opponents against Trump and Pence come November 03, 2020? That is, who is “The Swamp’s” truly chosen one? The “Deep State’s” status-quo insurance policy?

Yes, and borrowing a line in part from famous radio broadcaster, Paul Harvey (1918-2009) . . . the “Rest of the Story” is obviously yet to be revealed!
                                                             —William James Moore

Saturday, April 18, 2020

The "Origin" of Community-Deteriorating "Consequences"?


The Parsons Sun is a longstanding local newspaper located in and published from Parsons, Kansas. The city of Parsons (population, about 10,000)—located in Labette County (population, about 20,000)—is located in southeast Kansas (a state of approximately 2.9 million). That Kansas has a prolonged declining population, now ranking 36th among U.S. states and territories, is of course the “consequence” of something(s).

On a related note—the Weekend, Saturday-Sunday, April 11-12, 2020 edition of the Sun included a font-page article titled in part, “CSO settles in, helps teach public about city ordinances.” A comprehensive reporting boasting recent addition of a newly created Community Service Officer (CSO) position within the Parsons Police Department. 

Reportedly, in addition to animal control and other applicable duties, this new position will—after police academy training—also provide back-up support to other officers, etc. As highlighted within the article, the first applicant hired to fill this new CSO position, has background including, but not limited to, some 18 years of experience with the San Antonio, Texas Police Department.

Unquestionably, and respectfully so, the Texas applicant’s acceptance for this newly created position in Parsons, Kansas is no doubt the “consequence of” meeting or exceeding the applicable recruitment criteria. As the newly created CSO Position is in kind the “consequence of” the Parsons Police Department’s creative and continuing efforts to best serve the community. Achievements warranting, on the part of the Parsons community—due recognition, cooperation, and support to all concerned parties, along with best wishes for every success in this and other community service aims. 

Nevertheless—much warranted also is a Parsons community that will hopefully commit to finding ways and means to identify and responsibly address the “origin” of “other relevant consequences.” 

For example, in spite of the best efforts of the local Parsons, Kansas educational institutions, business enterprises, city government, and community in general to educate, train, and retain local human resources . . . what is the “origin” of the “consequences” that at times deems it necessary to recruit beyond the Parsons community, when seeking to fill Dispatcher; Community Service Officer; and other meaningful work within the City of Parsons employment rolls?

Clearly, it is the “consequence” of something(s)—and should likely be a bit beyond unsettling that—apparently there are times when recruitment efforts find no qualified natives/residents of Parsons, Labette County, or for that matter, within the some 2.9 million population of the State of Kansas, interested in available meaningful work? A state that, for example, at the time this new CSO position was filled, had an unemployment rate of well beyond 3 percent? Meaningful work that was however, of interest to a determined suitably qualified applicant from San Antonio, Texas. 

Thereby evidencing what seems to be as a minimum—a most sad, undesirable, and otherwise community discouraging reality. And, as Parsons, Kansas, and a growing number of other “less populated areas” across the country, keep losing crucial human resources, it would appear especially important, if not critical, that such impacted communities strive much harder and wiser to identify, and responsibly address, the “origin” of “community-deteriorating consequences”one and all. 

Otherwise, and most unfortunately so, many more such communities will likely one day soon cease to exist within the U.S. landscape—along with the less-hectic, in touch with nature, and otherwise more down-to-earth life style, many justifiably argue the U.S. needs much more of. One which once lost, will likely not be regained, nor ever again experienced by countless within future generations of Americans. 

                                                              —William James Moore




Saturday, March 21, 2020

A Few Words About "Greed" & "Shortages":


A fair and balanced view would likely support that much of our World has long been blessed with countless truly caring, compassionate, and otherwise considerate human beings. Those too often overlooked and unappreciated folks, including the many who self-sacrifice their own wellbeing to the benefit of less-fortunate others.

The same fair and balanced view would also support that, likely from the beginning of time, our World has never suffered a “shortage” of uncaring, uncompassionate, and otherwise inconsiderate beings.


For example — the self-absorbed, self-serving, greed-consumed despicables who take advantage of those traumatized by floods, hurricanes, tornados, and other disasters and misfortunes. 

As well as, the likewise greed-consumed despicables responsible for the “empty” shelves in our grocery stores, supermarkets, etc. As our country, and much of the rest of the World now struggles with a truly devastating health and economic crisis. Brought about by the relatively recent outbreak of the highly contagious and rapidly spreading COVID-19 Virus — or, as otherwise often referred to as the Novel (not seen before) Coronavirus — or, as is more historically consistent with virus naming . . . the “Wuhan, China Virus.”

In pondering the views expressed herein, it seems worthwhile to note that U.S. Census data shows that, over the past year, the annual U.S. population growth rate continued a decades-long “decline”—dropping to its lowest level in the past century! A rate of growth slower than during the Great Depression of the 1930’s!

Hence, it is not the result of a sudden “population growth” that is emptying and hoarding our country’s limited but historically abundant supplies . . . rather, it is the outcome of nothing less than self-serving, inconsiderate, and uncontrolled “greed.” A shameful behavior from the dark side of humankind. And, one that (it is openly acknowledged), these or other mere words will likely never in the slightest degree ever change.

Nevertheless, if the shoe fits (so-to-speak), it should and hopefully will be aptly worn. While keeping in mind the heads-up offered by the following quotation often attributed to Robert Louis Stevenson, “Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.”

                                                             —William James Moore

Sunday, March 8, 2020

"There Are Reasons Why"!


As they continue to spew hate-for-America and love-for-socialism/communism, “there are reasons why” old Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), IIhan Abdullahi Omar, Rashida Harbi TIaib, and like-minded others, choose to pursue their life-fortunes in the old evil USA, rather than in their so-called epitomes of socialist/communist government-perfection, such as, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, etc. 

“There are also reasons why” the (through ignorance or intent) followers and supporters of the above-referenced anti-America propaganda spewers, have not yet overwhelmed all modes of commercial transportation in a frantic mass-exodus “FROM” our old evil USA “TO” the radical-left professed liberty, freedom, and otherwise opportunity-bliss of Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, etc. 

And, “the reasons why” are also critically among “the reasons why” all voting-age U.S. citizens still in touch with even a trace of patriotic sanity, had better flood the polls on November 03, 2020 to ensure re-election of President Trump and Vice President Pence; and overwhelming majority Republican representation in both the House and Senate! 

Otherwise, and indisputably so, “there will be devastating reasons why” our U.S. Constitution; borders; common-language English; common-culture founded on Judeo-Christian values; free market economic system; national security; and resulting liberty, freedom, and opportunity, - - - will soon be long and painfully overwhelmed by the nation-destructive agendas of the self-serving, power-hungry, spewers of hate-for-America and adoration for historically-proven, life and liberty destroying, socialism/communism!

                                                               —William James Moore

Saturday, February 29, 2020

"ONLY IN AMERICA":


“Only in America” could a political party that, for well over three years, has incessantly screamed (and yet continues to scream) RUSSIA!, RUSSIA!, RUSSIA! — include in their diminishing list of candidates lusting for the U.S. Presidency, old so-called “democratic-socialist” Bernie Sanders (more aptly, old “socialist/communist” Bernie, given his life-long and historically indisputable socialist/communist leanings).

And, “Only in America” would predominantly (ignorant/defiant of world history) younger generations, blessed with envy-of-the-world liberty, freedom, and opportunity — include growing numbers who flock to the support of old socialist/communist Bernie Sanders.  As he laces his anti-America venom with false promises of endless “free stuff” to be paid for by the nations “evil wealthy” — and/or if necessary, by the “tooth fairy.”

As the now age 78 owner-of-three-homes Sanders, and his likewise corrupt wife Jane, have for years milked the very liberty-availing U.S. Constitutional Republic they publicly proclaim utter-contempt for, to amass a personal fortune of reportedly some $2.5 million ($500,000 in Cash Investment; $1,300,000 in Real Estate; and $700,000 in Government Pensions).  All while never holding a job that has not in some fashion been feeding off of the U.S. Taxpayers’ public treasury.  With no inference stated or implied that Bernie Sanders and family stand alone in their anti-American propaganda, corruption, and willful abuse of America’s too-often taken for granted liberty and freedom.

Nevertheless, a fitting question would seem to be, “Given Bernie Sanders’ utter-contempt for America, and his so-called uncompromising belief in socialism/communism, why didn’t he and his family choose to pursue their good fortunes in, for example, Russia (formally the Soviet Union), Cuba, Venezuela, Iraq, Iran, etc.?”

Another likewise appropriate question might be, “Why do American taxpayers continue to fund radically-liberal infested educational institutions that are hell-bent to turn out generations not only irresponsibly ignorant of our country’s factual-history, but also shamefully oblivious to the threats to life and liberty posed by socialism/communism?”

And, before “closing the book (so-to-speak)” on questions of indisputably profound-importance, “In future elections, will we have the wisdom and courage to “only” fill the seats of our local, state, and federal government with men and women faithfully dedicated to the protection and preservation of our U.S. Constitution, borders, common-language English, and common-culture founded on Judeo-Christian values?” 

Or, will a nation-destructive number within our country’s borders self-destructively flock to the support of old socialist/communist Bernie Sanders — presently and indisputably one of the most dangerous old men in America?

                                                                                                    —William James Moore    

Thursday, February 20, 2020

“FEAR NOT . . . FOR THERE IS MUCH MORE TO COME!”



Yes, the approaching four-years of unrelenting effort to “IMPEACH” President Trump will soon be coming to an end.

And, for those who are suffering from a chronic mix of cold sweats, skin rashes, sleepless nights, etc., driven by the thoughts that an end to the impeachment efforts will reap upon our nation a deafening silence from the radical-left and its supporting media . . . FEAR NOT, FOR THERE IS MUCH MORE TO COME!

Yes, the ultimate “AQUITAL” of President Trump will be immediately and unfailingly followed by an also unrelenting and seemingly never-ending 24/7 cry of “UNFAIR TRIAL” and “COVERUP”!

And even more comforting, President Trump’s "RE-ELECTION" in November of 2020 will of course provide a likewise dramatic revival of incessant never-ending screams of “ILLEGITIMATE ELECTIONS,” “HACKED/RIGGED VOTES,” . . . and the old standby . . . “RUSSIAN-COLLUSION”!

As, through books, speaking tours, and the talk-show circuit, etc., untold fortunes will be made by the ever-growing many who claim to “KNOW THE TRUTH” and “HAVE THE SOLUTION”!

As, most unfortunately (through ignorance or intent), countless nation-wide consumed with apathy, complacency, denial, greed, and counter-productive fear, will “CONTINUE TO FILL” the seats of our local, state, and federal government, with a dangerous number of liberty-threatening nation-destructive individuals. Self-serving power/fortune-carving individuals who critically burden and severely hamper the good efforts of many well-intentioned representatives. The many admirable, well-intentioned men and women who unrelentingly strive to protect and defend our U.S. Constitution, borders, common-language English, and common-culture founded on Judeo-Christian values.

                                                                —William James Moore

Sunday, February 2, 2020

QUESTIONS WORTHY OF RESPONSIBLE PONDERING:


According to 02/01/2020 reporting by “The New York Times,” the story of the Democrat 2020 Election Race right now, in Iowa and nationally, is “the rise of Bernie Sanders”who appears to have gained substantial ground in recent weeks.

Obvious to anyone still hanging on to some resemblance of sanity, “socialist (gateway to communism)” Sanders has risen to such status, while spewing his anti-capitalist, anti-free enterprise, anti-free market, anti-Millionaires/Billionaires, Anti-American venom to the (especially youthful) ears of the countless ignorant of the historically-proven, devastating, life and liberty threatening, pitfalls of socialism/communism.

As the now age 78 Sanders, and his likewise corrupt wife Jane, have for years milked the very liberty-availing U.S. Constitutional Republic they publicly proclaim utter-contempt for, to amass a personal fortune of some $2.5 million ($500,000 in Cash Investment; $1,300,000 in Real Estate; and $700,000 in Government Pensions). All while never holding a job that has not in some fashion been feeding off of the U.S. Taxpayers’ public treasury.

In keeping with some sense of fairness, Bernie Sanders and family are of course by no means alone in their anti-American propaganda, corruption, and abuse of our too-often taken for granted liberty and freedom.

Nevertheless, a fitting question would seem to be, “Given Bernie Sanders’ utter-contempt for America, and his so-called uncompromising belief in socialism/communism, why didn’t he and his family choose to pursue their good fortunes in, for example, Russia (formally the Soviet Union), Cuba, Venezuela, Iraq, Iran, etc.?”

Another likewise appropriate question might be, “Why do American taxpayers continue to fund radically-liberal infested educational institutions that are hell-bent to turn out generations not only irresponsibly ignorant of our country’s factual-history, but also shamefully oblivious to the threats to life and liberty posed by socialism/communism?”

And, before “closing the book (so-to-speak)” on questions of indisputably profound-importance, “In future elections, will we have the wisdom and courage to “only” fill the seats of our local, state, and federal government with men and women “faithfully dedicated” to the protection and preservation of the basic foundation blocks of our precious Constitutional Republic . . . (1.) our U.S. Constitution, (2.) borders, (3.) common-language English, and (4.) common-culture founded on Judeo-Christian values?” And, “Are we seriously considering the unspeakable consequences that will ultimately fall upon present and future generations of Americans, should we fail to purge our government of those who fail to have and apply the aforementioned crucial dedication?”

                                                             —William James Moore

Saturday, January 25, 2020

WHO ACTUALLY PAYS THE BILLS?


Our local newspaper, the Parsons Sun, has over time included a constructive array of very informative articles concerning local, state, and federal government matters. Including the one in the Tuesday, January 21, 2020 edition, titled “Legislative Session’s focus is on Medicaid.”

A most worthy of taxpayer attention front-page article, highlighting various cost impacts of Medicaid expansion under consideration by our Kansas Legislature. In part, the reporting notes that most of the $1.1 billion in spending increases in Kansas Governor Kelly’s proposed $19.8 billion state budget from all funding sources, relate to “expanding Medicaid.” Further pointing out that, “The state would pay 10% of the expansion costs and the federal government would pay 90%. Which to some likely represents a good and irresistible deal.

That is, until one gets responsibly in touch with some “oxymoron-based” wording that has become much too commonplace in our government budgeting/spending speak. Such as, “the state would pay,” and “the federal government would pay,” etc. 

Wording that of course masks the reality that it is actually present and future individual/business taxpayers who ultimately do the “paying.” Wording also drawing little to no attention to another reality—we consumers of products and services also ultimately “pay” the taxes and tariffs levied against for-profit businesses. Just as the cost of so-called "government" subsidies, grants, etc., are likewise one way or another also ultimately "paid for" by "we the people."

Could there by a remote chance be some “connection between”: (1.) our seemingly growing tendency to avoid speaking plainly about who ultimately must pay the bills, and for example, (2.) “our” rapidly growing and out-of-control (now $23 trillion) National Debt? A most shameful legacy being passed to the backs of our nation’s now youth and the not yet born. Generations who will ultimately suffer the one day inescapable consequences of our avoidance (through innocent ignorance or intent) of communicating in the plainest and most responsible of terms—about “who actually pays the bills” of our local, state, and federal government.  
                                                                —William James Moore 
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Footnote: The above article was also published by our local newspaper, the Parsons Sun, in the Opinion/Public Mind section, page 3, of the Sun’s Weekend, Saturday-Sunday, January 25-26, 2020 Edition.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

A LITTLE “ANTI-GUN HISTORY” WORTH PONDERING?


(1.) In 1911, Turkey established gun control: From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

(2.) In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control: From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

(3.) In 1935, China established gun control: From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

(4.) In 1938, Germany established gun control: From 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

(5.) In 1956, Cambodia established gun control: From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

(6.) In 1964, Guatemala established gun control: From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

(7.) In 1970, Uganda established gun control: From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

(8.) Overall, enabled by gun control, about 56 million defenseless people were rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century.

(9.) During WW II, the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

(10.) Gun owners in the USA represent the largest armed forces in the World!

(11.) Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun control laws adversely affect only the law abiding citizens. Criminals and others hell-bent to do harm to others could care less about rules, laws, and gun-free zone signs!

(12.) With guns, we are “citizens”; without the freedom to own and bear arms, we are “subjects”.

(13.) But, nevertheless, as we embark on the Year 2020 in the good old USA, “establishing gun control” (which is of course code for “disarm law-abiding citizens”) continues to be an unrelenting aim of the radical-left and their socialist/communist counterparts. A life and liberty-threatening agenda sanctioned by a disturbing number of our so-called elected “servants of the people.” And enabled by widespread ignorance, apathy, complacency, denial, greed, and counterproductive fear within a likewise disturbing number of “we the people”—the so-called adults in the room.


Again, just “a little anti-gun history” likely worth pondering? 

                                                             --William James Moore

IMPEACHMENT-101: “HOW THE RADICAL-LEFT DESIGNED PROCESS ACTUALY WORKS.”


 
That “Impeachment” can be most confusing is clearly an understatement!
Nevertheless, The Babylon Bee has saved the day with a “simplified explainer.” And drawn from such serious work is the below adjusted summary of how the process works, and what it takes for the radical-left to snap their fingers together and make Trump disappear in a cloud of dust.

What is impeachment?

It's the official, constitutional method for screaming at the sky because Trump is president.

Why is Trump being impeached?

Trump has committed some very serious offenses, from not being a “progressive” Democrat to being an “evil” Republican. He also won the 2016 election, which rises to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors. He also restored the celebration of Christmas after eight years of winter with no Christmas, i.e. replaced with so-called political-correct “Happy Holidays” under Obama. This drove radical-left and sheep-followers up a wall so they drummed up some charges against him.

Why didn't the Democrat-majority House include any criminal offenses in the articles of impeachment?

Simply because there were just so many of them, it was hard to pick one. So, instead of laying out actually impeachable offenses, the Democrat-controlled House summarized it all with two main articles of impeachment: (1.) Trump is president. (2.) TRUMP IS PRESIDENT.

What does it take to remove the president from office?

Lots of faith, trust, and pixie dust . . . duly supported by a politically-biased “deep state” and 24/7 anti-Trump news media.

Will Trump be removed from office?

Lol.

However, if one believes in one’s self and in the tooth fairy, and tries hard enough, and Trump is removed, Hillary Clinton becomes president, right?

Actually, Mike Pence would become president, basically making the United States into a Handmaid's Tale-style dystopia.

What happens if Trump is impeached in the House but acquitted in the Senate?

The radical-left controlled House and deserving supporters don't get the big prize, but they each get a complimentary copy of “Impeachment: The Board Game.”

And, once the House votes to officially impeach President Trump, and, as required by the Constitution, officially submits House-approved articles of impeachment to the Senate for further handling, . . . what happens next?

Trump wins the 2020 election! 

Monday, December 30, 2019

Immigrants--Not Existing U.S. Citizens--Must Adapt!


“An upfront heads-up”—some may be offended or otherwise pissed-off by this posting.  If you are among the so distraught, one can still choose to try on some adult pants and consider this posting with an open and rational mind, or, simply just spend your reading time elsewhere.


In any case, before anyone gets their panties in a wad, it is worth noting that . . . as with most if not all U.S. citizens . . . our family’s ancestors also came here from other countries.  Ancestors who learned the U.S. common-language (English), were grateful for the opportunity, worked hard, and didn’t trash America.  Ancestors who became U.S. citizens, were “proud” to be one, some served in the military, some contributed otherwise!  All benefiting from liberty and freedom unique only to this best hope for humankind . . . The United States of America!

And worth repeatingour U.S. common-language is “English” . . . not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, etc.  So, if you wish to become a U.S. citizen . . . not only “learn,” but also “use” English.

Clearly, I and likeminded others have no problem with anyone coming to the U.S. “legally,” with the aim of making a good life for themselves and their family.  BUT, if you are coming here with the expectations that we accept and become what you just came from, then that’s simply not happening!  So, if assimilating (adapting) our U.S. common culture is not your aim, please timely return to your country of origin and focus your efforts on making it a better place to live and take pride in.

And to Muslims and others who wish to live under Islamic Sharia law—you need to timely exit the United States, because Sharia law and our U.S. Constitution cannot co-exist!  While taking due heed that our U.S. common-culture was and remains founded on Judeo-Christian values . . . which, again, cannot co-exist with liberty/freedom-destroying Sharia law.  This not being some Christian, right wing, political pitch, but indisputable and unnegotiable fact!  And one certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools and other public institutions.

So, if you are offended by "unalienable (God-given) rights," the "U.S. Pledge of Allegiance," and the “foundation blocks” of this great nation (i.e., our U.S. Constitution, secured borders, common-language English, and common-culture founded on Judeo-Christian values) . . . then you need to ASAP set your sights on some other part of the world.  Because it is you, and not we the legal, patriotic, U.S. citizens, who must do the “adapting.

Friday, December 20, 2019

“PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION MASSACRE”: AN UNSETTLING REMIDER OF A SHAMEFUL & ON-GOING INJUSTICE!


As recently reported by various media (and soon smothered by nation-wide trivia): At about 6:30 A.M. Central Time, Friday, December 6, 2019, a Saudi aviator in training pulled out a handgun in a classroom at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, and opened fire, killing three and injuring eight.

A heinous act carried out before the murderer being fatally shot by one of two Escambia County sheriff’s deputies, reportedly arriving on scene in less than five minutes. The murderer, identified as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a member of the Saudi military, was one of some 852 Saudi nationals being trained in the United States as part of a Pentagon security cooperation agreement with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Alshamrani reportedly began his three-year course in August 2017, in studies including English, basic aviation and pilot training. Reportedly, this barbaric atrocity is currently being investigated by the FBI as a suspected “terrorist act”.

TEN YEARS EARLIER . . . On November 5, 2009, at Fort Hood Military Base, Texas, Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S. Army major and psychiatrist, mass-murdered 13 people and wounded some 32 others. Hasan admitted carrying out this unspeakable act; a jury panel of 13 officers convicted him of 13 counts of premeditated murder, 32 counts of attempted murder, and unanimously recommended that he be formally dismissed from the Army and sentenced to death. Although the Army irresponsibly failed to charge him with “terrorism”, and the Department of Defense (DoD) disgustingly classified his mass murders as “workplace violence”—a subsequently-released Senate report described this atrocity as “the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001”.

Nevertheless, as of this 12/20/2019 posting—approaching some six years after his conviction—Hasan is still alive! Yes, this self-admitted, convicted-killer; this despicable coward who proudly massacred his “unarmed” military peers and other victims; this—by any reasonable standard—“terrorist”; this scourge on mankind, described by his military peers as “anti-American”; this prime example of radical/militant Islam—is still alive!

Incarcerated on military death row at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas at U.S. taxpayers’ expense—as mandatory appeal stages that typically could take up to 10 to 15 years are carried out by appellate court “reviews” of his case. With, ultimately, a military death sentence reportedly requiring final approval by the U.S. President. All representing an unconscionable insult to any resemblance of justice on behalf of those he murdered and injured and their loved ones.

And, to date, there is no visible citizen-outrage, no marching in the streets in protest, and no actions being taken to give our military personnel the option to carry a sidearm on our military bases in self-defense against such terrorist acts! We are too consumed with “hurt feelings,” “care of illegal aliens on U.S. soil,” “political correctness,” “safe-spaces on our college campuses,” “climate change,” “ignoring our out of control National Debt,” etc., etc., etc.

“Why?” should be the unrelenting question ringing in the ears of not only the President, Congress, and our military leaders—but, also in the ears of the seemingly unconcerned throughout the rest of us.

The barbaric atrocities mentioned within this posting are haunting reminders that must not be silenced until true justice is served! Justice that also includes a long-past-due repeal of a related 26-year-old Department of Defense (DOD) Policy! An irresponsible policy that is clearly a major contributing factor in not only the massacres at Fort Hood and Pensacola Naval Air Station, but elsewhere. Reportedly, a policy originally-approved by President Clinton upon taking office in 1993, and, left in place by President Bush, President Obama, and (so far) by President Trump.

DOD Regulations creating “gun free zones” on various military bases and installations, and forbidding military personnel from carrying their personal firearms, etc. Policies removing the right of personal-protection and self-defense from our military men and women—the same people we put in harms-way to protect us and others. We trust them to put their life and limbs at risk on our behalf, but not to routinely carry a self-defense sidearm on a military base? What an irresponsible and potentially life-threatening way to say, “Thank you for your service!”

Further evidence of the irresponsible failings of the DOD’s “gun free zones” policies is offered by way of the below “copy” of related correspondence sent to my Kansas representatives in Washington, August 6, 2015:

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August 6, 2015

Dear Representative Jenkins,
Dear Senator Roberts,
Dear Senator Moran,

In June, 2009, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad killed 1 and injured another at a recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas...

In November, 2009, Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 and injured 32 at the Soldier Readiness Center in Fort Hood, Texas...

In September, 2013, Aaron Alexis killed 12 and injured 3 at Navy Yard in Washington, DC...

In April, 2014, Ivan A. Lopez killed 3 and injured 16 marking the second mass-shooting in Fort Hood, Texas...

In July, 2015, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez killed 5 and injured 2 at a recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee...

These things stated, allow me to note that every one of these tragedies were facilitated by the federal policy that mandates ‘Gun-Free Zones’ at bases and other military workplaces.

Seeing that "Gun-Free Zones" have consistently failed -- and at the expense of many American lives -- I urge you to work with your colleagues to eliminate the "Gun-Free Zones" currently existing at military establishments.

Fact is, "Gun-Free Zones" are nothing more than "Free-Fire Zones" for predators and terrorists.

Furthermore, rumors are circulating that our U.S. Navy may charge Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Timothy White for “illegally” using his sidearm against Mohammed Abdulazeez – the terrorist who opened fire at a recruiting station and reserve training center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 2015. As demonstrated patriots of this great nation, you clearly recognize that any such action against LCDR White would be an outrageous injustice and a devastating and demoralizing insult to our past, present, and future military personnel. LCDR should be awarded an appropriate Letter and Medal of Commendation for his courageous act—not disrespectful hassle from the country he serves.

Please take immediate action on this.

Sincerely,

William James Moore
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AND NOW, “ADDED TO THE LIST” IS THE RECENT 12/06/2019 “PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION MASSACRE”: AN UNSETTLING REMIDER OF A SHAMEFUL & ON-GOING INJUSTICE . . . BEING CARRIED OUT IN DISRESPECT OF THE COMMON SENSE SAFETY AND WELFARE OF OUR NATION’S MILITARY PERSONNEL.

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“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” —George Mason, Co-author of the Second Amendment.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

A "Few" Words About "Serving The People"


From around 1789 to 1815, Members of our U.S. Congress received a daily honoraria payment of about $6 while in session; and from 1818 to 1855, about $8 per day . . . again, “while in session.” With, back then, Congress typically in session legislating a few months each year, given that America’s Founding Fathers envisioned that being a Member of Congress would be a “part-time” job.

However, let us now do a bit of fast-forwarding to more recent times:

Today, a Speaker of the House, such as Nancy Pelosi, receives an annual salary of about
$223,500. With the standard salary for a Member of Congress being about $174,000 per year. Members of Congress also receive a pension for up to 80 percent of their salary depending on how long they’ve “served.” They also become eligible for a pension after just five years in office. They can also earn outside income up to 15 percent of their salary. And, they receive more than $10,000 in subsidies from the taxpayers to help pay for health insurance. Therefore, the total pay and benefit package for a rank-and-file Member of U.S. Congress is estimated to be worth at least $200,000 per year . . . putting every Member of Congress in the top 3 percent of Americans based on income.

Our U.S. Congress typically schedules about 124 days of legislating per year, compared to the average American worker who works about 240 days per year. Therefore, Members of Congress are actually in Washington working just about half time . . . about 2.4 days per week.

However, Members of Congress say they actually work very hard because even though they only work 2.4 days per week on Congressional business in Washington, they must spend another 2.6 days (or more) meeting with constituents and raising money for re-election campaigns.

Nonetheless, being a Member of U.S. Congress, or a top Congressional staffer, can be a ticket to becoming fabulously wealthy as a lobbyist. And, according to OpenSecrets.org, some 427 former Members of Congress are now corporate lobbyists. In addition, almost 5,400 former Congressional staffers have left Capitol Hill to become federal lobbyists in just the recent 10 years. One report found that Members of Congress get a 1,452% pay raise on average when they become lobbyists. Former Congressman Billy Tauzin as just one example, was reportedly paid almost $5 Million per year to lobby for drug companies.

Is it any wonder, therefore, that a century ago, Washington, D.C. was a relatively small and sleepy town. Whereas, today, the Washington D.C. area has an estimated population of 6,000,000 and is the fastest growing and richest metropolitan area in America! And, of the top 10 richest counties in America, six are in the Washington, D.C. suburbs!

Likewise, is it any wonder, therefore, when concerned, fed-up, clear-thinking, patriotic American citizens elect a U.S. President to “drain the swamp” . . . that there has been, since day one of his (President Trump’s) presidency, an unrelenting and incessant cry and undertaking for “impeachment” from and by America’s most threatening enemy from within! From and by a “deep state” of corrupt and self-serving “politicians and unelected bureaucrats” hell-bent to maintain the status-quo! Under the insulting and nation-destructive pretense of “serving the people.”

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Source/Reference: The Conservative Caucus (a project of Americans for Constitutional Liberty).

Monday, November 25, 2019

Hypocrisy Has Many Faces


Although at times seeming to be not that long ago—when I entered this world, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (01/30/1882 – 04/12/1945) was in his third term as U.S. President.  Of course, as viewed by some, “being around for a while” may amount to not much more than “being around for a while.” Nevertheless, having the thus-far opportunity to do so has afforded me a bountiful array of observations and enlightenments.  Some uplifting; some much otherwise. Including, but not limited to, the reality that hypocrisy has many facesFor example:


(1.) In addition to that from our foreign enemies—an unsettling amount of U.S. media (via, print/audio/visual/social) is awash with anti-capitalism; anti-free speech (including defiance of the right to offend and be offended); anti-religious freedom; anti-right to own and bear arms; anti-U.S. common language English; anti-secured U.S. borders; anti-immigration control; anti-assimilation of U.S. common culture founded on Judeo-Christian values.  In other words, “anti” about everything that walks, flies, and breathes regarding the precious U.S. Constitution and Constitutional Republic gifted to us through great wisdom and sacrifice of countless before us—arguably, the best on Earth hope for humankind and strongly sought-after envy of much of the less fortunate world around us.  



(2.) However, a conspicuous number within our U.S. borders who align themselves with anti-America views such as summarized above, seem NOT AT ALL AVERSE to using, for example, Facebook, Twitter, laptops, smartphones, flat-screen TV’s, food, clothing, shelter, medicine, and hopefully even toilet paper, as well as countless other products of evil capitalism. Likewise, few if any of same folks appear to be hell-bent to pack up their belongings and seek permanent residence elsewhere.  For example, to the seemingly sought after anti-America bliss of already available socialist/communist/dictatorship lands, such as Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, North Korea, etc.—using, of course, transportation systems (autos, busses, ships, aircraft, processed fuels, etc.) also resulting from, yes, you guessed it . . . "evil" capitalism, enabled of course by an "uncaring"/"unfeeling"/"un-inclusive" America.

And, no better time and place for the many faces of hypocrisy to be revealed than within the privacy of our nation’s voting booths in November 2020.   As the hope, liberty, and otherwise best interests of our youth and future generations of Americans risk taking a shameful back stage . . . not only to the many faces of hypocrisy, but also to the faces of apathy, complacency, denial, greed, and counter-productive fears of a nation-destructive number of the then still above ground so-called adults in the room. 
                                                          —William James Moore 


Footnote:  An edited version of the above was also published on page 4, in the Public Mind section, of the Weekend, Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 20-Dec. 1, 2019 Edition of our local newspaper, the Parsons Sun.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Serving the Public Trust?



The following is a copy of not-yet-published Public Mind article submitted to our local newspaper, the Parsons Sun, 11/14/2019:

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Serving the public trust?

To the Sun:

The November 14 edition of the Sun included a front-page Washington (AP) article titled, “As impeachment effort goes public, new evidence given.” A writing evidencing that its eye-catching title is duly matched by an overwhelming majority of politically-partisan content. One clearly tailored to support the article’s early-on stated claim that, testifying career diplomats delivered a striking though complicated account that Democrats say reveals a president abusing his office, and the power of American foreign policy, for personal political gain.

And clearly not the result of oversight, this obviously politically-biased Washington (AP) article intentionally fails to responsibly draw fair and balanced attention to the “other side” of the pathetic story being played out in Washington. “Another side” recognized by any open-minded individuals who chose to suffer through the so-called November 13 public impeachment hearings, which reportedly will continue for another week or so.

Yes, conspicuously absent from referenced Washington (AP) article, and from the Sun’s November 14 edition, was an equally-detailed “other side of the story.” For example, one reflected in other opinion articles, such as the New York Post’s, November 13 article, titled, “Goodwin: Adam Schiff’s dull impeachment hearings are a flop.” Articles holding the view, for example, that in their first day of public impeachment hearings, it was demonstrated just how weak the Democrat’s case for impeachment is. And, how, in mostly dull, uneventful testimony, the Democrats’ “star” witnesses openly complained about policy decisions they disliked, while disregarding the fact that our “elected” U.S. Presidents set foreign policy, not our “unelected” career diplomats. And, most revealing of all, rather than offering “actual” evidence, referenced November 13 “star” witnesses merely cited third- and fourth-hand rumors, as neither testifying “career diplomat” ever had direct contact with the accused President Trump.

Now, this Public Opinion feedback does not mean to in any way declare, infer, or imply that any privately-owned media, such as the Parsons Sun, does not have the business-right to publish, and to not publish, that which they choose. Nevertheless, this writing does unapologetically hold that the public trust would be much more responsibly served if fair and balanced publications (both sides of the story) were routinely employed. Especially when dealing with subjects as truly nation-critical as efforts to unseat a U.S. President . . . regardless of political party.

—William James Moore Parsons, KS 11/14/2019

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“Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.” —often attributed to American journalist, A.J. Liebling (1904-1963).