This is where I will put my upsets, resentments, reasonings and logical commentary on why liberalism is a threat to the United States of America! Dagney Taggert is a character from Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged", but she was also my teacher. She taught me the fallacy of my liberal upbringing. If you are a liberal, you may see some of the fallacy of it here, too...unless you're braindead!
So forgive me for running a post twice, but see if this works! It worked for me:
I rarely post twice in a day, but I have had it up to my eyeballs with the Rumsfeld bashing! The mini-memories belonging to the likes of Trent Lott & John "never saw a camera he didn't like" McCain, et al, need to be enlarged to include their culpability in any short-comings the military may be facing. I offer this as a memory jog, gentlemen:
"The Facts About Military Readiness
by Jack SpencerBackgrounder #1394
The Heritage Foundation
September 15, 2000
....The reduction in forces of the U.S. armed forces began in the early 1990s. After the end of the Cold War, the Bush Administration began to reduce the size of the military so that it would be consistent with post-Cold War threats. 12 Under the Clinton Administration, however, that reduction in forces escalated too rapidly at the same time that U.S. forces were deployed too often with too little funding. The result was decreased readiness as personnel, equipment, training, and location suffered."
Now, who is responsible for that? Constitutionally, that would be the Congress. Was Secretary Rumsfeld in the U.S. Congress during those years, gentlemen? No. Were YOU in the Congress during that time, gentlemen? YES!
For Trent Lott to say Secretary Rumsfeld does not listen to his uniformed experts is patently ridiculous. Ask any of the top brass, and they will refute it. I have heard them tell such folks as Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity that he is the most hands-on Secretary of Defense any of them have ever worked with. And have you gentlemen noticed that this is a man who goes to the troops, meets with them OFTEN? Did the fact that Afghanistan has a duly elected President, escape you? Did you realize the Iraqis are lining up to vote their new government in to office? Or the tiny fact that 50 million people have been rescued from despotic regimes escape your notice?
I might also ask, gentlemen, if any of you has recently looked at WWII; the planning, the adjustments, the time involved to accomplish the task, not to mention the casualties, and compared it to Afghanistan and Iraq?
Now please, sit down, shut up, and do YOUR jobs, not his!
Other Homespun Responses:
Here in the United States, we still have the right to protect our property. But in the socialist countries in the EU, you would spend time in jail if you shot someone breaking into your home! The criminals are apparently running the show over there, because they know they are "protected". In fact, this is what a Scottish doctor recommends, should you have a home intruder;
"When individuals are confronted by intruders there are some actions they should follow. Direct contact should be avoided whenever possible. If unavoidable, the victim should adopt a state of active passivity. In most cases the best form of defence is always avoidance. If this isn’t possible, act passively, be careful what you say or do and give up valuables without a struggle. This allows the victim to take charge of the situation, without the intruder’s awareness, through subtle and non-confrontational means. People can cooperate but initiate nothing. By doing nothing there is no chance of inadvertently initiating violence by saying something such as "Please don’t hurt me".
In a situation involving housebreaking it is also important to remember that many common burglars are adolescents, most likely starting out on the first rung of the criminal ladder, and they are therefore prone to lashing out if confronted and in the worst case scenarios killing out of panic and fear.
Sometimes the perpetrator of a burglary is even more terrified than the victim and in many cases when things go wrong it is the perpetrator of the crime who panics. Although they sometimes go equipped with weapons, in most cases they probably don’t intend to use them but in the heat of the moment, and the fear of either getting caught or attacked themselves, they use them. They don’t expect the person they are trying to hold up to retaliate or react. Mostly the knife is there simply for intimidation rather than intent to use it and they finish up killing somebody by accident rather than design. "
Have you ever heard anything more stupid than that? [hat tip: Baldilocks] You see, folks, why the left is losing in America? They want Americans to adopt this attitude. "The poor criminal" or "the misunderstood perpetrator" is their attitude, but Americans are just not built that way! You come into my house, your a$$ is grass! We shoot intruders!
Our founders wouldn't have built our country, if they'd had this attitude! They'd have stayed put in the EU, rather than go through the hardships of fighting and dying for freedom and democracy. We are made from sterner stock. With our friends in Australia, we fought and are fighting to keep our freedom. Our freedom to protect our homes, the freedom to protect our country is ours!! No wonder we keep having to fight their wars for them!
Remember the Battle of the Bulge, 60 years ago today!
"Allied intelligence had collected reports of a transfer of German troops from the Eastern to the Western front in the fall of 1944, and there was ample evidence that they were being reassembled in the Ardennes, but word never filtered up to headquarters. No one had connected the dots. (Sound familiar?)"
The crybabies of today apparently forget the sacrifices of our troops in that great battle, during WWII, losing troops at a rate of 500 per day! Faced by a HUGE German army, 256 divisions, were defeated by 31 divisions of American and Allied troops. As I said, we're made of sterner stuff! Now shut up, and let Rumsfeld do his job, McCain, et al.
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