Patriotism, Americanism and respect

“Barack Obama is like a baby robin.  His mouth is always open and he is full of it.”             Bob Tait on twitter

A response to my tweet accused me of being “disrespectful, unpatriotic and un-American.”

I have been advised to never get in a spitting contest with a cobra but I see a wonderful opportunity to clarify my definition of respect, patriotism and Americanism.

1.  Respect is earned.  This president has not earned my respect nor the respect of 62% of other American voters and the number who disrespect him is growing. Although one of the most eloquent and charismatic politicians in my memory, he manages to extract defeat out of the jaws of victory almost on a daily basis.  This man cannot take a position without waffling it away when he discovers that the world does not bow down when he speaks.   He is the master of drawing red lines in the sand with disappearing ink.  His policies continue to stifle the survival of the greatest economic machine the world has ever known.  His blatant pandering to race baiters and hate mongers have divided America and returned it to a level not known since Dr. Martin Luther King successfully broke the back of the George Wallace and Byron De La Beckwith hate machines.  This president cares not about our southern borders.  His blocking of access to the truth in the Fast and Furious executive order protecting Eric Holder demonstrates a blatant disregard for transparency in his administration, the most secretive in history.  And the list goes on.  No, the man has not earned my respect.

2.  The dictionary definition of a patriot is “one who loves his or her country.”  I love this country and the freedoms it provides as established by the framers of the constitution.  Obama has systematically accomplished his pledge that he would “fundamentally transform” the United States of America. He blatantly and stubbornly clings to an Ideology of pacifism   We are more divided along racial and poverty lines than ever before.  We have lost the confidence of the world as a country who can lead in protecting freedom wherever it may be.  We are looked at as a country who can no longer be trusted as a leader in the free world.  Countries that we have looked to for generations as allies in protecting liberty and freedom anywhere in the world no longer have the confidence to stand with us for fear that our president will waffle when the flow of the battle does not meet his ideological and political agenda.  Our economic machine has been severely injured with a REAL double digit unemployment rate. He touts a lowering unemployment rate by hiding the fact that millions of Americans have simply given up looking for work. I am an American in Ideology.  Barack Obama is not.   I am a patriot.  Barack Obama is not.  We are rapidly becoming a second rate nation through attempts by the Obama administration to implement age old social policies that have failed and failed and failed again.  As Winston Churchill penned “The only redeeming virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of misery.”

Only Love Will Drive Out The Hate

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”                       Martin Luther King

America seems be be feeding on a daily diet of troubling times.  Chaos on our southern border, increased poverty, expansion of terrorism through the rise of the Islamic extremist movement called Issis and now the shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson Missouri.  The undercurrent of black hate directed toward whites.  It appears that black citizens in this small Missouri town have bought into the doctrine of hate and unbridled bigotry peddled by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, rather than adhere to the philosophy of the man who did more to give the downtrodden a dream.  That man:  Martin Luther King Jr.

It is unfortunate that racism still exists in America in spite of the progress made by Dr. King, Medgar Evers and other black reformers.  It must be stamped out.  What would Martin Luther King say this day if he were in Ferguson?  Would he not ask for reason and calm to prevail, for emotions to give way to patience?  Failure to allow the legal system in America to fulfill its purpose is to say that we as Americans do not believe in the God given freedoms that this country is to provide to all men and women.

I pray daily for peace in America.  I pray for an increased measure of love for all mankind.  I am saddened when I see the reaction without reason that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson etc. have instilled in the hearts of the blacks of Ferguson.  So much of what Martin  Luther King fought and died for has been undone by A & J.

I’m Trying

I watch and listen and think and wonder and then watch and listen and think again, seeking hope on hope that this president will reveal something to make me honor him.  I keep coming up empty.  His speech on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech had minor moments but was flat and uninspiring.  Either you’ve got it or you don’t.  Martin Luther King had it.  Barrak Hussein Obama does not.  King could have been a statesman, he was well on his way, but his brilliant life ended prematurely and tragically.  When is the African American community going to produce a man of his caliber…someone who can carry them out of the cesspool of poverty and be a uniter, not a divider.  Certainly not Barak Obama or Jesse Jackson or the race baiting, hate monger, money grubbing egocentric Al Sharpton.  Contrary to what the race hate peddlers would have all of us believe, whites want black Americans to succeed and they want them to succeed learning the same principles of hard work, honesty, loyalty, education and self-sufficiency that built this great nation.

Divider in Chief

The great divider has one again succumbed to the beating of the racist drum carried by Sharpton, Jealous, Holder, Jackson and the liberal media, and has driven the wedge of division even deeper into the fabric of our great nation. In 2001 Jim Collins released his best selling book “Good to Great.” Collins describes what took companies like Walgrens Drug Stores from mediocrity to greatness. The banner concept in their evolution was that they looked inside the company and identified what was wrong. As Collins calls it, they faced the “Brutal Facts.” The fallacy of the race hustler movement is the misdirection of its voices. None of these criers want to admit to the real issues that afflict the black community. Booker T. Washing ton wrote in 1911; “There is a class of who make it a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the negro race before the public, having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs, partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the negro to leave his grievances because they do not want to lose their jobs.
Booker T. Washington was a master at changing attitudes of whites toward blacks because he worked with whites who were sympathetic to the black plight.
Martin Luther was a pragmatist who faced the brutal facts. He told a congregation in 1961: “Do you know that Negroes are 10 percent of the population in St Louis and are responsible for 58% of its crime.? We’ve got to face that! And we’ve go to do something about our moral standards. We know that there are many things wrong in the white world, but there are many things wrong in the black world too. We can’t keep on blaming the white man. There are things we must do for ourselves.”
I call upon Americas leaders, black, white, brown or yellow to be real leaders. Stop the division! Return America to the core values that made in a land of opportunity to all.