“When the euro notes and coins were launched five years ago today, the question was who would be the next to join; now it is who will be the first to leave. Of the 15 EU members on January 1, 2002, it is the three that stayed out — Britain, Denmark and Sweden — that have prospered. The two Nordic nations have voted by handsome majorities to keep their currencies. In both countries, political leaders warned that a “No” vote would lead to a downturn; and in both countries, the “No” was in fact followed by a surge in the stock exchange, a fall in inflation and a drop in long-term interest rates. In Britain, public opinion is granite hard for sterling, to the extent that no serious politician proposes joining the EU currency, and the lobby group set up to campaign for it has folded.
Meanwhile, opinion within the euro zone has shifted. In France and Germany, majorities say they would rather have kept their old money. In Italy, some shops have started to accept lire again, to the delight of their customers. It may well turn out that membership of the euro has peaked at 13 with Slovenia’s accession. The scenic Alpine state, which joined the euro at midnight, is the goody-goody of the new intake, keen to adopt every harmonising measure. Perhaps its euro-enthusiasm owes something to the fact that, uniquely among the ex-Communist entrants, it has been run continuously by the old regime. Not that Slovenia’s rulers are Marxists these days, of course; indeed, they never really were. Rather, they are managerialists, supreme technocrats who have taken naturally to the Brussels system.
Supporters of the currency are clutching at the news of Slovenia’s membership, but there is a hollow and perfunctory tone to their jollity. Looking back, their mistake was to rely on mood and symbolism to sell the new currency. Unable to argue convincingly that the euro would make people better off – as, indeed, it has not, bringing slower growth and higher inflation to most participants – they instead concentrated on claiming that monetary union was inevitable. At first, their tactic worked. No one likes to be on the wrong side of history and, faced with a choice between progress or backwardness, most people swallowed their doubts about the enterprise. But remove the sense of inevitability and the entire construct collapses. The optics of the Danish and Swedish referendums were especially telling in this regard. In both countries, the “Yes” campaigns were largely run by middle-aged, middle-class men, while the “No” sides were made up of pretty girls in tight T-shirts. Suddenly, it seems only a matter of time before states start withdrawing.”
Here is a short list of my American heroes: All those who stood their ground at Lexington-Concord, all those who signed the Declaration of Independence, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Oliver Hazard Perry, all those who fought and died in the Alamo, Abraham Lincoln, William Tecumseh Sherman, Teddy Roosevelt, John “Black Jack” Pershing, Alvin York, Audie Murphy, Dwight Eisenhower, Douglas Mac Arthur, George Patton, Harry Truman, John Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and all the men and women who have served honorably in the U. S. government and military since 1776.
There are many others of course, and you may not agree with my list, but these are the ones that come directly to mind, because they all put America first. Today, our government is riddled with politicians that graduated from the Neville Chamberlain School of Capitulation and Naiveté, who cower before our enemies, rather than standing up and crying; “This is America, my beloved country, and if you attempt to harm her in any way, you will feel the swift justice of our righteous wrath.”
Sadly, the U. S. Congress is controlled by spineless, socialist, stooges who would rather put down patriotic Americans, than take the fight to those whose avowed goal is to defeat America and turn it into an Islamic State. Americans are not losers, but Neville Nancy Pelosi and Neville Harry Reid, along with the majority of the Democratic Party, are saying repeatedly that “America is a loser” and if they can, they are going to insure that it is so. And why? Because the war is eating up funds they want to spend on new entitlements for their perceived socialist paradise.They are traitors to the American way and all around losers.
Are you a loser? Do you think America is a loser? If not, wake up and do your part to put America back on the right track. America’s politicians are elected to serve us, not be served. So remind them of that, repeatedly. If they refuse to listen, replace them with others who will listen. We are in the mess we are in, because the American voter has abdicated his power and let it happen. If you’re not happy with what is going on in this country, tell those in government what you want. If you don’t, they’ll do whatever they want to do, because you haven’t shown any interest. Political correctness, socialism and slovenliness, is going to destroy America. Is that what you want?
Take five, maybe ten minutes, once a week, to send the President, your Senators and your Representative an e-mail telling them what you expect of them and how you feel about today’s issues. You can put together a short form letter and use it once a week, and rotate through the recipients. You don’t want your e-mail blocked because you’re a nuisance The letter can be changed as issues change. The squeaky wheel gets the grease for a reason, and that reason is numbers. They aren’t going to read what you write, but they have someone tracking the numbers. It was numbers, or the volume of messages, that shut down the immigration bill and the same process should be used repeatedly to remind them who has the power in this country. Use the links below to make your wishes and concerns known. If you can spend the time you do, on blog sites and interactive forums each day, you can certainly spend ten minutes being a responsible citizen.
Just voting to change the party in control is not going to get the job done. There are good Americans in both parties and you must separate the wheat from the chaff. Use your vote to elect those who support the Constitution and the American way, and are willing to fight to ensure its continuation.
We need to elect those who support smaller government, elimination of most entitlements, lower taxes, a strong military with the will and the authorization to win the “Global War on Terrorism” at any cost, a citizen militia with reciprocal right to carry laws in all states, close the borders, deport all illegals who have committed crimes since arriving, bring American jobs and industry back to America, we can compete in a global economy without surrendering our sovereignty, end our dependence on foreign fuel, step back from the U.N. and reassess our need to belong, stop promoting racisim by treating blacks and other minorities as if they need special help to compete on an equal basis. They are already equal and capable of competing, so stop the affirmative action programs, which only tells everyone, that those who need affirmative action to be successful are inferior for some reason. Put those who profit from promoting racism, and you know who they are, out of business.
We must put real education back in our schools. Not everyone can or should go to college. Only those who have earned it and are capable of attending higher education should go. It does no good to crutch someone through high school, college or university, regardless of their race, only to have them fail, or be unable to compete in the job marketplace. Maybe taking a step backwards can lead the way to more opportunities for many. Prepare the kids, by the end of eighth grade, to either go on to college prep courses in high school or transfer to vocational schools. Not everyone can be a doctor, lawyer, or stockbroker. We need butchers, bakers and jet engine mechanics also. And you know what? No matter what we do to avoid it there will always be some that are simply faiures at everything they try.
As an example, where I grew up, I didn’t actually meet a black person until I was in high school, where he taught. Our section of town was very white. One of the famlies that lived on the street behind us had four boys, Lawrence, Harvey, Arley and Duane. Lawrence, the oldest, was the only one to graduate from high school and ended up driving a cab. Arley spent three years in the ninth grade, before he gave up and quit school. I know that if Arley had been routed through a vocational school he would have made an excellent mechanic, as working on cars was his passion, but he was an acedemic failure, and needed a high school diploma to get a decent job. This was fifty years ago when a high school diploma carried some weight and personal failure was an accepted fact of life. Failure is no longer an option.
Let’s all help to get America back on track. If we don’t do it nobody will and our children’s children could grow up in a third world dictatorship, or even worse, a world Caliphate. As a nation we deserve better than that. The sacrifices our forefathers made to keep this nation free mustn’t have been in vain.
What is a nation? A nation is an aggregation of persons, the majority of whom, are of the same ethnic family, often speaking the same language or cognate languages.
How long can America remain a nation with unchecked immigration, which is wiping out our ethnic majority? This sounds like a racist question, but it isn’t. For example, if France, was to face a large influx of Brits, Germans and Russians, all white Europeans, with most refusing to assimilate, but still given the rights of citizens, so that the French speaking population of France was reduced to a minority of the total population, could the nation long survive as France? Absolutely not! And today, France faces a different ethnicity problem and may soon become a Muslim nation
What is an American? American ethnicity is different than that of most countries, it is a state of mind. You don’t have to give up your racial, religious or cultural ethnicity to become an American, but you must buy into the American dream that has drawn so many here over the years. Becoming an American is easy, have, or learn a needed trade, learn to speak English, become a productive citizen, obey the laws, vote and be ready to defend America and the Constitution. Become involved, and responsible for your own and your family’s future. My family came here from Scotland by way of Canada about 150 years ago. Even though I can’t speak Gaelic as my Grandmother could, I’m still proud of my Scottish heritage. However, above all, I am an American. My wife is German she came to this country 40 years ago. She learned to speak English, went back to school, became a citizen and even though she still speaks German with her German friends, she is an American.
So I ask again, how long can America remain a nation with unchecked immigration and non-assimilation? A more important question is: What are you as an American going to do about it? Are you going to continue to sit back and watch the international gnomes at the UN and elsewhere, destroy our once great nation? I say once great, because we are already sliding down that slippery slope to third worldliness and few seem to be aware, or even care. As Americans you must do something to help save America, or it will soon be too late.
Both major parties are paying homage to the international gnomes and are working to achieve the same end by destroying all national sovereignty and making America nothing more than another world state under international control. Most of Europe has already bought into the plan and we aren’t far behind. I weep for my great-grandchildren, who will never know the America I grew up in and to which I give my undying allegiance. God bless America.
DNC and President Clinton miseries surrounding political donations continue. A convicted Drug Dealer and Violent offender bought access to the President and Vice President for $20,000. The man’s name is Jorge Cabrera. This picture was taken in Dec. 1995. Shortly after meeting the Leaders of the Democratic Party, Cabrera was arrested once again, caught with over 5800 lbs of Cocaine. The DNC finally returned the money donated by Mr. Cabrera, but only after a report in Newsweek put the spotlight on the donations, dispite the fact the donations were given last November.
Currently the Justice Department is attempting to confiscate all photographs of Jorge and the President and VP. The Republicans have filed petitions asking the Justice Department to either release the photos, which there are no legal presidence for holding, or state what legal grounds they are using to justify the confiscation of Personal Private Property.
And for a little bit more…..
Here we have a photo taken at an official DNC fundraiser with Bill and Hillary posed with Ng Lap Seng, Macau Crime Lord who controls Prostitution in that region. His Fortuna Hotel is actually a high class bordello where young girls (often underage) are available for a price. Ng, through his American contact Charlie Trie, donated close to a million dollars to the Democrats. There is no mention of the money being returned, but as the contributions are now public knowledge, they probably were.