07/4/11

You Gotta Love the Brits

Britain is holding a tribute to Ronald Reagan on our Independence Day today. Gotta love the Brits – evidently they truly grasp the meaning of freedom and what it means to America.

From CNBC:

As Fourth of July celebrations get under way across the United States, London will hold its own tribute to America’s 40th President, Ronald Reagan, with the unveiling of a bronze statue outside the American embassy in Grosvenor Square.

Former president Reagan will stand alongside other celebrated US heads of state such as Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower and was considered important enough for Westminster City Council to break its rule specifying that ten years must pass after a subject’s death before they can be immortalized in statue form.

Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be in London for the unveiling of the memorial, along with British Foreign Secretary William Hague. Baroness Thatcher, Reagan’s closest foreign ally and one half of the ‘Special Relationship’ which came to epitomize the 1980s and contribute to the demise of the Cold War will probably be too frail to attend the ceremony celebrating the man she referred to as “the second most important man in my life.”

American patriots miss the Gipper more and more every day… We salute Britain as our friend and ally. Not so much our current Destroyer-In-Chief.

Former special assistant to Ronald Reagan Mary Jo Jacobi put it well:

“He connected with the common person in the United States and in many parts of the world, and I think that that’s a rare gift, we haven’t seen it since. Bill Clinton was very good at empathy, President Obama was very good at articulating a vague notion of hope and change, but not a clear vision of what that hope and change would look like or feel like and that was the difference with Ronald Reagan,” she explained.

And…

Jacobi told CNBC.com he would be “appalled” with the current stalemate on Capitol Hill and “the fact that America hasn’t had an approved budget in two years, the fact that the leaders have largely been absent from the debate and have not really gotten in and gotten their hands dirty… I think he’d be shocked,” she said.

Indeed Reagan would have been appalled and horrified at what is transpiring today in the halls our so-called leaders dwell in.

Here’s to Reagan and his memory. May a new Reagan come forth and right the American ship before she sinks.

07/4/11

Allen West Discusses Military Heroism and Sacrifices

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Fort Lauderdale’s First Baptist Church held its annual ‘Patriotic Celebration’ to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The church invited U.S. Representative Allen West to this year’s event to talk about the sacrifices the men and woman in uniform have made and continue to make as they protect our freedoms abroad. Many of you may be aware of Lt. Colonel Allen West’s own act of heroism and sacrifice when he gave up his body armor to a young soldier who lacked adequate protection during Operation Desert Storm -that particular body armor subsequently saved that soldiers life after he was shot in the chest.

The host of the event cut off Congressman West as he was about to tell the story and surprised him with someone else who could recall the story from his own personal perspective… Great 4th of July video!

Hat Tip: The Shark Tank

07/4/11

Updated: U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs Banning ‘God’ or ‘Jesus’ in Military Funerals

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

The stench of this news from Houston, Texas has reached the United Kingdom. Now, eyes throughout the world will be watching this phase of the Marxofascist insurrection in America, as it experiments with phasing out even the mention of God.

In MailOnline:

Veterans BANNED from saying ‘God’ or ‘Jesus’ at military funerals

By John Stevens

Last updated at 8:13 PM on 30th June 2011

Veteran groups are taking legal action after they say they were banned from saying the words ‘God’ and ‘Jesus’ during funeral services at the Houston National Cemetery. Three veterans organisations are to take the Department of Veteran Affairs to court over claims that they have censored prayers and demanded that words be submitted in advance for government approval.
Cemetery officials ordered volunteers to stop telling families ‘God bless you’ at funeral and said that the words ‘God bless’ had to be removed from condolence cards, according to court documents filed this week in federal court.

Challenge: Veterans are taking the government to court over the ban on the words ‘God’ and ‘Jesus’ at military funerals

The groups, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion and the National Memorial Ladies, said that officials have created ‘religious hostility’ and are violating the First Amendment.‘The hostile and discriminatory actions by the Veterans Affairs officials in Houston are outrageous, unconstitutional and must stop,’ said lawyer Jeff Mateer, who is representing the groups.

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What does one expect, in a nation with Barack Obama its neo-Marxist putative president and communist collaborator, Leon Panetta, its new Secretary of Defense? And this is the “audacity” we may expect, as the U.S. Senate, after many calls warning of Panetta confirms him, 100-0.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is chaired by Gen. Eric Shinseki (ret.) Obama appointee and member of the hardcore assembly of “communitarian” globalist “thought leaders,” the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) — another puzzle piece in its place.

Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner and outgoing Defense Secretary, Robert Gates also belong to the illustrious CFR and thus identify with its globalist ideological objectives. In 2009, coincidentally the first year of the Obama administration and just after the Mortgage Meltdown, its TARP-rape, then the serial “stimulus act” rape of American wealth, the CFR become much more overt about their goals in globalist authoritarianism and stealth imperialism. They call it “global governance,” as if the –ance suffix makes it seem different than –ment. See:

Funny how this turns out: globalism up, America and even God down (they wish).

Note: title changed, corrected – AW.