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Decoration Day or Memorial Day

May 27, 2017

On May 5th 1868, General John A. Logan declared that May 30th would be known as Decoration Day Nation wide, that date was chosen because it held no significance as an anniversary of any past battle in America.

This day is set aside for the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice by giving their all, its also to honor those who are currently serving and for those who have served in the military for this nation willing and for those who were drafted as well.

We have places in this country who are attempting to whitewash history by removing monuments to soldiers and generals and important figures from the civil war. It is because of the civil war that we have Decoration Day/Memorial Day, the civil war was not fought over slavery but it eventually has been taught that is all it was about.

Prior to the start of the civil war, the federal government was taxing raw products and finished products that came from the southern states. The representatives in the house and in the senate told the federal government that if the excess taxation did not stop that they would leave the union and form their on nation. About that time the southern states were also looking at freeing all slaves and giving each male slave a 1/4 or 1/2 acre for each year they lived on a plantation.

In President Lincoln’s own words “we can not let the southern states leave for they fund the federal government” The federal government struck first by invading the southern states to prevent succession of the southern states.

President Lincoln issued the Emancepation Proclamation, on January 1st 1863, freeing all slaves, there was caveat to his speech, it only affected the slaves in the southern states while the civil war was going on. It wasn’t until 4 years later that the slaves in the northern states and southern states that was loyal to the union were freed.

Prior to the civil war as I had stated the southern states were looking into freeing the slaves the same at Russia had in 1859. Prior to Lincoln starting the war with a surprise attack on Charleston harbor on April 8th 1861, to occupy Fort Sumter which at that time was a federal tax collection fort. The southern states were starting the process of freeing the slaves. The occupation of Fort Sumter by the federal government military and navy altered that course of action by the southern states.

After the civil war had ended and congress initiated the process of reconstruction which in turn allowed for people from the northern states to move to the southern states became known as carpet baggers. It as during the era of reconstruction that majority of the representatives from the southern states were former slaves that were freed by Lincoln’s emancipation proclamation. The southern Democratic Party had created its response to the reconstruction time period which became known as the KKK party.

The klan was created as a response to the northern states using reconstruction era to have blacks in congress. The klan terroized and even killed blacks to get their point across. Up until the civil rights bill as passed by congress in the 1960’s, there was 7 other attempts to pass civil rights legislation by congress but the democrats in congress blocked them all.

It as the democrats that created the Jim Crow laws, the separate but equal education system, the whites only and blacks only laws. It was the democrats in power in the southern states that used the police, the police dogs, water cannons, and the states national guards against the civil rights marchers in the late 1950’s and the early 1960’s.

The civil rights bill that was voted on in the house in 1964 was filibustered by Al Gore Sr in the senate until another senator from Minnesota rewrote several sections that dealt with voting rights, the original version ould enshrine in the constitution the right to vote regardless color, religion, or gender, the rewritten version had it so that the senate had to revote on the voting rights act every so often, that is when enough democrats in the senate agreed to vote to pass the civil rights bill so the president could sign it into law.

What is now known as Memorial Day is because of the civil war, there were to many men killed during the civil war and to think we have people who have been elected feel it’s their right to remove monuments and to erase history because a few are offended by our nations past. To erase our past means that we as a nation are bound to repeat history. We need to embrace our past so that we do not repeat our past, but we are on the verge of repeating our past because a single political party prefers to keep groups of people as 2nd class citizens so that they will keep voting for them.

The civil war was not fought to keep a political party in power but to keep a young nation as a whole, every single soldier who has given their all in battle or in defense of this nation should be honored as well as those who are currently serving in the military and those who served and those who have retired from the military for they truly know what sacrifice truly means.

The song “If Your Reading This” best fits the term “giving it all”
It as first sung by Tim McGraw in 2007

If You’re Reading This
Tim McGraw
Lyrics
If you’re reading this
My Mommas sittin there
Looks like I only got a one way ticket over here
Sure wish I
Could give you one more kiss
And war was just a game we played when we were kids
I’m laying down my gun
I’m hanging up boots
I’m up here with God and we’re both watching over you
So lay me down
In that open field out on the edge of town
And know my soul
Is where my momma always prayed
That it would go
And if you’re reading this
I’m already home
If you’re reading this
Half way around the world
I won’t be there
To see the birth of our little girl
I hope she looks like you
I hope she fights like me
Stand up for the innocent and weak
I’m laying down my gun
I’m hanging up boots
Tell dad I don’t regret that I followed in his shoes
So lay me down
In that open field out on the edge of town
And know my soul
Is where my momma always prayed
That it would go
And if you’re reading this
I’m already home
If you’re reading this
There’s going to come a day
When you’ll move on
And find some one else
And that’s OK
Just remember this
I’m in a better place
Where soldiers live in peace
And angels sing amazing grace
So lay me down
In that open field out on the edge of town
And know my soul
Is where my momma always prayed
That it would go
And if you’re reading this
I’m already home

There is another song that I will post the lyrics to as well for the soldiers who are still living, that fits them.

It’s sung by Toby Keith the title is American Soldier

Lyrics
I’m just trying to be a father,
Raise a daughter and a son,
Be a lover to their mother,
Everything to everyone.
Up and at ’em bright and early,
I’m all business in my suit,
Yeah, I’m dressed up for success,
From my head down to my boots.
I don’t do it for money
There’s bills that I can’t pay.
I don’t do it for the glory,
I just do it anyway.
Providing for our future’s my responsibility,
Yeah I’m real good under pressure,
Being all that I can be.
And I can’t call in sick on Mondays
When the weekends been too strong,
I just work straight through the holidays,
And sometimes all night long.
You can bet that I stand ready
When the wolf growls at the door,
Hey, I’m solid, hey I’m steady,
Hey I’m true down to the core.
And I will always do my duty,
No matter what the price,
I’ve counted up the cost,
I know the sacrifice.
Oh, and I don’t want to die for you,
But if dyin’s asked of me,
I’ll bear that cross with honor,
‘Cause freedom don’t come free.
I’m an American soldier, an American,
Beside my brothers and my sisters
I will proudly take a stand,
When liberty’s in jeopardy
I will always do what’s right,
I’m out here on the front lines,
So you can sleep in peace tonight.
American soldier, I’m an American,
American soldier,
An American

I found the soldiers Creed and its a good one and i hope that I am not offending anyone by just changing one word in the creed for it is meant to honor all soldiers.

A Soldiers Creed

I am an American Soldier.
I am a member of the United States Military – a protector of the greatest nation on earth.
Because I am proud of the uniform I wear, I will always act in ways creditable to the military service and the nation it is sworn to guard.
I am proud of my own organization. I will do all I can to make it the finest Military.
I will be loyal to those under whom I serve. I will do my full part to carry out orders and instructions given to me or my unit.
As a soldier, I realize that I am a member of a time-honored profession—that I am doing my share to keep alive the principles of freedom for which my country stands.
No matter what the situation I am in, I will never do anything, for pleasure, profit, or personal safety, which will disgrace my uniform, my unit, or my country.
I will use every means I have, even beyond the line of duty, to restrain my comrades from actions disgraceful to themselves and to the uniform.
I am proud of my country and its flag.
I will try to make the people of this nation proud of the service I represent, for I am an American Soldier.

Thank you for taking the time to read my view on Decoration Day/Memorial Day,
A ordinary mans view.

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Rights Versus Priveleges

May 21, 2017

I’ve decided to comment on everything that has been going on since the election back in November of 2016.

I find it funny that people who disagree with the election results now literally border on the edge of insanity. Never have I seen people go to the extreme that I have seen occur both in the print media and legacy tv news.

You have college students who never before participated in a presidential election and are literally emotionally upset that their candidate after listening to the media tell them 24/7 every day that their candidate will in in a landslide, it didn’t happen. They are taking to social media threatening to kill themselves if election results are not overturned in their favor.

Then you have both the print media and their owners and the legacy tv talking heads and the class of politicians who deem themselves to be our betters, bordering on treason with what they are doing as well.

Never before has an elected president been attacked and viciously harassed and interfered with in establishing his administration and setting his agenda as this president has been, did I vote for him no I didn’t, but I am accepting the election results.

What’s rights does a person have either private or public, are not priveleges but there are a few who see those rights as their privelegs.

Rights:
Freedom of speech: there are some limits on free speech.

Freedom to travel: you are only limited by your desire and imagination.

Freedom of association: because of the PC culture, you are attacked if you think differently than liberals and progressives.

Freedom to live where you want: this goes with freedom to travel, but there are those who feel its their right to enforce restrictions against those who disagree with them.

Freedom to drive: this is a freedom but the license to drive is a privilege only its not a right.

Back in 2015 the print media and the legacy tv news felt it was their right and privilege to literally destroy an announced candidate for president they disagreed with, so they pulled out all the stops that would have caved a pedigree GOP candidate for president or any other elected office.

They pulled out of storage a video of the candidate saying what he could do if he wanted to because he was a star, did he say he did those things, no he only spoke of an action not taken. Was it crude, yes it was but goes no where near Anthony Weiner did with a teenage girl.

Since Trump was sworn in as President there has been a constant 24/7 daily barrage by both the print media and the legacy tv news to try and take down President Trump, this a first that the 4th estate has been so open in its hatred of a President. But then again responsible journalism was tossed out during the 1990’s and its never been seen again.

What the media in general is now doing actually borders on treason with the constant printing and revealing confidential meetings between the president and the foreign dignitaries visiting the White House. This very same media in general gave both Obama and Hillary a complete pass on whatever they did legally or illegally.

The media in general has given up all pretense on being balanced in its delivering of the news, both the writers and the talking heads on tv show their utter disdain for President Trump in their words and actions. President Trump calls them fake news and it does fit the bill to a T. The news in general they give rarely is based on truth but their privately held beliefs.

Trump could if he wanted to due to the treason and espionage act, could shut down the tv broadcasters nationwide. Because they have leaked information that they shouldn’t have in the first place. They are working hand in hand with political appointees and elected democrats and rhinos in taking down a sitting president by any means even a coup.

It’s time for the average American citizen to understand that the Founding Fathers wanted a citizen congress and the president represent the nation as its sole leader. We have now what I call a political class that see them as being privileged and are better than the average citizen. They see themselves as being above the law, they see their constituents as being stupid animals that need to be told how to think.

The latest example is shoddy journalism is the recent firing of former FBI chief Comey, did President Trump stop any investigation no he hasn’t he is just replacing a man who helped Obama thwart any investigation into actions by Obama or Hillary.

The head of the FBI serves at the pleasure of the President, for the FBI is an administration agency, its not operated by congress or by the Supreme Court.

I watched actual tv for the first time since 2002, I lasted 30 minutes when I realized that, I have not missed out on anything at all. When I use to watch tv and the news, I became despondent on this nations future, just from watching the tv news.

By not watching the news or listening to the radio much, I have a better view and outloook for this nation. I have a right to my views and outlook but according to the talking heads and the printed media, my rights are archaic and I should be killed off because of them.