The Liberal Lie, The Conservative Truth
Exposing the Liberal Lie through current events and history. “Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.” ****** "We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free." RONALD REAGAN
- Name: The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth
- Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
Two Reagan conservatives who believe that the left has it wrong and just doesn't get it!
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Sunday, August 27, 2006
PRELUDE TO WORLD WAR III ? - THE SUNDAY COMMENTARY
With history as a teacher the I ask this question. With the circumstances that we face today are we on the brink of a third World War and from a historical stand point where are we if the possibility of World War exists ? First with the war against Islamic Fascism taking many forms and appearing on several battlefields as well as countries throughout the world ranging from the Middle East to India, From Europe to the Phillipines and yes even the United States and Canada evidence indicates that this war has reached world purportions which also would indicate that it is quickly becoming a world conflict. From an historical comparison I also believe that we are in a similar situation as the world faced in 1938 and the first of 1939 just prior to WWII which had its beginning in the latter part of 1939 when Great Britain declared war on Germany. In 1938 both Hitler and The Empire of Japan were expanding their aggressive influence in both Europe and East Asia. 1938 saw the German annexation of Austria, the beginnings of the , "Final Solution, " against the European Jews, the Czecs mobilization of their military in response to Germany's expansion. Japan expands its influence further into China and the Soviet and Japanese clash as that expansion nears Soviet borders. Japan declares in November of 1938 that a new Asian Order exists with Japan as the leader. In September the Munich Conference takes place as British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain meets with Hitler and agrees to allow Germany to annex the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia in trade for assurances that German expansionist aggression will end. Champerlain returns to London proclaiming, "peace in our time." Yet 1939 saw further German and Japanese expansion this despite peace agreements by both countries and the belief that the negotiations would end the aggression of both nations. This aggression continued until full World War broke out in the latter part of 1939.
With history as the example where then do we stand today. Just as in 1938 and early 1939 the world is facing a conflict that is taking on world wide purportions. The common enemy is Islamic Fascism which is revealing itself through groups like Al Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah and other smaller splinter groups and of course a country namely Iran. Syria has its Islamic Fascist tendencies but does not have the theocratic control as Iran yet still poses a similar danger though does not have the far reaching influence and capabilities as Iran. The overall reaction to this Islamic aggression is to seek continual negotiation in an attempt to bring a peaceful solution to the expanding conflict. A weak at best cease fire is in place with Hezbollah and Israel with the French leading a, "peace keeping, " force that is given the job of enforcing the cease fire yet not given the ability nor the mandate to disarm the aggressor, Hezbollah. France the , "leader, " has dispatched only a token 200 to lead the force with the French President now stating that he believes that the 15, 000 mandated for the force to join the 15, 000 from Lebanon is too many for the task. Prior to WWII several non-aggression pacts were agreed to with token troops placed on borders to enforce the pacts in the vain hope that the pacts and the troops would contain the aggressor, very similar to this cease fire situation. Iran is claiming as did Germany that they want peace while continuing to develope their nuclear capability, launching sub to surface missiles, placing a nuclear reactor on line and supporting Islamic fascist groups both in Iraq and throughout the Middle East and continuing to re-arm Hezbollah during the cease fire. Talking peace through the UN while rattling the sabor of aggression and calling for the death of Israel and the United States. Islamic Fascist cells are looking for and finding ways to attack the civilian population by using commutor transportaion as a means of attack. This is happening throughout the world. So as we come to the end of 2006 do we find our world in a similar situation against Islamic Fascism as the world of 1938 found against Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany ? I beleive in many ways the answer to this question is yes. Will we follow the same path of appeasement and negotiation against aggressors who do not value peace as we do and ignore agreements using them only as a means to continue their aggressive actions while stalemating the world into a false peaceful belief ? Indications of the past months indicate that this is the path we are taking. Aggressors who have a fanatical beleif whether it is and ideological beleif as was Nazi Germany or Imperial Japan or an aggressor who has a fanatical religious belief as Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, Hamas and Iran beleive so infadically in their fanatical ideas that nothing short of their total and utter defeat will stop them. Religious fanatasism finds an even more finatical folowing since it follows a diety that brings a belief that the aggressor is doing what his god requires. Islamic Fascism is this type of fanataism and makes it far more dangerous than the ideological fanatasism of WWII. It values death over life because of heavenly rewards. It seeks to convert and if not then destroy the non-believer. It demands to impose its god and its will on all mankind and if mankind does not comply then mankind must die. That is why the only way to deal with this type of fanatical fascism is to destroy them before they destroy you! World War III is just around the corner. Will the world take the lessons of history and defeat this enemy before it takes the world to the brink of destruction or will the end of 2006 and the first of 2007 mirror 1938 and 1939 with the result being World War.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
ILLEGALS - DO THEY WANT TO BE AMERICANS ?
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Throughout this regimes history Iran has used this type of delay tactic to hold off action whether sanctions or other types of action being taken against the country and in every instance has either continued with the issue that was in question or completed the program whose end was being demanded. When will the world realize that this country does not negotiate in earnest but uses negotiation only as a means of delay and continual rejection of legitimate concerns by the world to the actions of this terrorist sponsoring nation and radical Islamic regime ? Iran continually does exactly what it wants. It constantly destabalized the entire Middle East as the recent conflict between Israel and Hezbollah proves. During the current UN imposed cease fire the only result will be that Iran will re-arm Hezbollah and I dare say that before the year is out regardless of the weak kneed, "peacekeeping, "force headed up by a very weak French contingent, Hezbollah with instructions and assistance by Iran and Syria will attack Israel or provoke an attack by Israel again. Additionally France heading up the force dooms it to failure because France has always been an ally to this fanatical Islamic regime and have never seriously opposed them. Remember France is the country that accepted the exile of Ayotollah Khomenei and assisted in his return to Iran in 1979. As far as the nuclear situation is concerned Iran will not stop its development and unless there is a true and strong intervention the world will only find out about the success of the program when the first nuclear missile is fired on Israel or possibly the United States or Europe. Why does no one stand up to Iran in strength which is the only means that Iran will recognize or accept ? Continual negotiation and threatened sanctions accomplish nothing and only embolden Iran to continue to defy the world and Iran as with all Islamic fascist enteties only sees negotiation as weakness. A military response to destroy Iran's nuclear capabilities without even the first boots on the ground using combined air power from the US, UK and other like minded nations should be seriously considered. If not a military response then why not use all means necessary to support, supply and strengthen the large freedom seeking factions in Iran to over throw their own government. This possibility has never been utilized or even taken seriously. Iran will not stop and will continue to use delay tactics as they are using now until someone has the where - with - all to finally stand up to this terror sponsoring state that is a real threat to not only the Middle East but the world.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
BUSH THE ENEMY - THE SUNDAY COMMENTARY
In all of the years that I have followed politics I have never seen a hatred driven agenda that expresses from so many avenues one single idea such as the lefts obsession with hatred of George W. Bush. This obsessive hatred of the President has created an agenda by the left and the leadership of the Democratic Party to the point that it borders on insanity. They spend all of their time and energy finding ways to destroy Bush, to thwart any and all of his policies whether they agree with them or not, to disrupt the war against the true enemy of us all including them - terrorism and the terrorists who want to kill us! Even when a terrorist plot is successfully stopped as the recent hijacking of ten US bound airliners was those on the left were quick to devert attention from the enemy that was plotting to kill Americans on the planes to THEIR enemy George Bush with claims of the attack happening because of his failed policies and NOT because this terrorist enemy which declared war on us long before Bush became President will stop at nothing to kill all infidels. We are in the midst of one of the most robust and growing economies in the nations history but to listen to the left everyone is on the verge of entering the poor house and the economy is on the verge of collapse. This despite a strong and steady Stock Market. Despite economic indicators that show a strong and growing economy. Despite the creation of millions of jobs and the lowest unemployment figures in decades. Despite record energy prices which would devistate a weak economy yet have not affected the growth of the current economy. If this hatred of the President were just a philisophical hatred by those who politically disagree with him it would be harmless. The danger that this hatred poses though is evidenced by the ways in which it has hampered the war effort even to the point last week in using the courts and a liberal political hack judge to stop a vital program that has been extremely effective in distrupting terrorism and stopping attacks. Yet this vital program has become a tool of their hatred of Bush to destroy him and use as a means of impeachment if they gain the House in November. Now the programs usefulness is in jeopardy, a program that even most Demcorats agree is necessary but its use in their hatred driven agenda is more important than the nations security. This is just one of numerous examples of how this hatred of Bush has hampered the war. There are too many to mention ranging from Murtha and his verbal attacks of our military to the New York Times and their continual revealing of classified programs whose revelation is nothing more than a means to attack the President. From an economic stand point their hatred driven agenda which claims that we are all suffering in this strong economy has caused a certain financial hesititation because of the fear that they might be right, which is unfounded, and caused slower growth than and economy as strong as this one is capable of. Most Americans actually will express that they are doing well financially but because of reports of a, "struggling, " economy they are concerned that their nieghbor is not doing well. One must wonder how strong this economy would be were it not for the false fear created by the left in their claims of a failed economy when just the opposite is true ?
I am not advocating that disagreement is wrong and should not happen. Political disagreement and the ability to express that disagreement freely is one of our most precious and on of our greatest liberties and has always been part of the backbone that has made this country great. Yet when that disagreement becomes an obsessive hatred that drives any political agenda to the point of endangering the nation and causing hesitation in investing in the economy that drives our way of life then that political disagreement loses its reason, principles and shows no core belief other than its hatred. That is what many on the left have become with their obsession of hatred for the President. There are still some who though leaning left and are liberal and in whose politics I disagree do have beliefs and a core that they follow such as Joe Lieberman but the majority of the left have abandoned them and they are not those who run the party or lead them in Washington. Those with the Bush hatred agenda control the direction of the left. This is also why this non issue oriented agenda is an agenda of failure and one that though tried from many directions and expressed in many words is an agenda that the American people as a whole are not buying into and see for what it is. If this hatred driven agenda were to gain power and control of either chamber of Congress in November then we would be doomed to a path of endless hearings, endless demands by the Congress for evidence and investigation of the White House based on falsehoods and hatred driven accusations of Bush that nothing will happen in Congress and the White House will be so time consumed with fulfilling Congressional demands designed to destroy Bush that we could lose this war against Islamic fascism. This is why I truly believe that through their vote the American people will not allow this to happen.
Friday, August 18, 2006
I realize that many of you who read this post will argue as the ACLU did that the President does not have a Constitutional right to, "wiretap, " the phones and e-mails of US citizens. In this I totally agree. The Constitution protects our privacy and that is as it should be. But the Constitution does not protect the privacy of those who plan or take actions against the United States with the intent of killing our citizens or doing the country harm. The NSA program has continually been reprtoed as a domestic wiretapping program giving the false idea that this program listens in on the conversations that take place daily between ordinary citizens which is NOT what this program does or has the capability of doing. This program is designed and has time and again fulfilled its objective of surveillance against terrorists and their contacts with the goal of stopping attacks before they occur. In the wake of another successful use of the program with the arrest and foiling of the terrorist plot to blow up 10 US bound airliners, which I might add would not have been stopped had this program not been in existence since the interception of phone calls by the NSA between the plotters and its imminent implimintation was what sparked the British to move and arrest those involved, the ending of this program has placed the United States and our allies in a very vulnerable position against future terrorist attacks. This program has been a vital and necessary tool in the war on terror in disrupting cells, planned attacks and the finding of terrorists and with the ruling handed down yesterday calling for the immediate ending of the program leaves the nation less secure then it was just two days ago. The only real winners with this ruling are the terorist themselves. Even those who have fought for this lawsuit, the ACLU, and those on the left who have cheered it on and rejoice in yesterdays outcome, though they believe they have achieved a great victory against the Bush administration, each of them have lost just as much as those who believe this program necessary and right. Terrorist do not care about anybodies politics. They do no care whether you lean left or right. They do not care about our Constitution which has not been violated I might add. They only care about the death of the infidel and stopping this prgram has given them an advantage in achieving that goal that two days ago they did not have. It is a sad day when politics becomes more important than security. It is a sad day when following a political agenda is more important than the lives of our citizens. It is a sad day when protecting our enemy becomes more important that protecting our people. Yesterday was a sad day for America.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
WAR ON TERROR: DOES THE LEFT AND THE WORLD UNDERSTAND - THE SUNDAY COMMENTARY
What war means - To be at war though having numerous stategies and operations conducted in the performance of that war basically narrows to two goals. Defeating the enemy using all means available and destroying the enemies ability to wage war. One of the apsects that make this war on terror different from any war previously fought is that the enemy does not follow any of the , "rules, " of war and does not have a uniformed military that is easily identifiable. Another aspect of the war that differs is that this enemy specifically targets the civilian population as their main strategy. In past wars opposing armies met on battlefields and fought until one army was driven from the field or faced total defeat which brought about surrender. Terrorists neither face a military on a battlefield in the same manner as in the past nor is surrender an option since death is their goal, whether it is those they are killing or they themselves. This is why fighting this war is so difficult and long lasting and why so many means and forces are needed to wage this war. This war is not fought specifically by the military as past wars, using soldiers and military equipment and military intelligence to fight the war. This war involves all aspects of civilized government from the military to law enforcement to sophisticated means of intelligence gathering and yes even private citizens who inform through observation. Terrorists live among us and use every day means to communicate, plan and execute terror attacks. Hezbollah in fighting Israel is the only terrorist entity who somewhat uses conventional military means to fight, though they still encompass the use of civilian targets and hide in the civilian population. Not one aspect whether military, law enforcement or intelligence can defeat this enemy alone. It entails all means and that is why critics don't understand. Using just law enforcement has failed in the past. Using just military means will not flush out terrorists completely. Intelligence gathering does not take the fight to the enemy. Combining all has succeded in arrests, the killing of terrorist and their leadership and stopping attacks before they happen.
"Capturing, " Osama bin Laden - bin Laden is a dangerous man period. He has managed to take his Islamic fascist beliefs and spread them throughout the Muslim world more or less brain washing Muslims into beleiving as he does. Will capturing or killing bin Laden end the war or Islamic fasism. Absolutly not. Yes wanting him, "dead or alive, " is a goal but not a means of stopping Islamic fascism. Bin Laden does not control Iran or Syria. He does not control Hezbollah or Hamas. In many respects he does not even control Al Qaeda. Terrorist organizations unlike countries who wage war are structured to fight and exist by the individual or individual cell and not as much by an organized military style command structure and government over sight. Thus killing bin Laden would only accomplish a somewhat morel victory in the same manner as the death of al Zarqawi did. Additionally when has the main goal of any military action or war been the killing or capturing of the enemies leader ? Though there was a great desire to kill Hitler in WWll for example it was not a main strategic goal. Defeating Hitler's means of waging war was the main goal as is the war on terror. Killing or capturing bin Laden would be a momentary defeat to terrorism but then only to Al Qaeda and then only briefly as the individual cells would still remain active and those who are further down the line from bin Laden would continue Al Qaeda's war. It would not effect Hezbollah, Hamas, Iran, Syria or any other terrorist entity.
Calling a spade a spade - Being politically correct accomplishes nothing. As was stated earlier, though all Mulims are not terrorists, all terrorist are Muslims. To deny this fact only sugar coats terrorism and the root cause of Islamic fascism spreading throughout the Muslim world. It also allows those Muslims who do not follow this philosophy the ability to turn a blind eye to the bastardizing of their religion by an evil entity that reflects on all Muslims. It causes a tremendous prejudice toward the Muslim community since only a very few speak out against the fascist Muslim and even fewer condemn their acts or beliefs leading many to believe that the majority of Muslims support the fascist Isalmic belief which is not the case. Islam is the largest religion in the world and only a small precentage of Muslims are fascists and terrorists. They though are the most vocal and their acts and statements recieve 99% of the coverage while the average Muslim stays quiet and most who are not Muslim are so afraid of offending Muslims that the truth of Islamic fascism and its Muslim roots is denied.
The bottom line is that we are in an all out war against Muslim Islamic fascists who stop at nothing to kill and to attempt to force their beliefs and fascism on the entire world including Muslims. They desire death as a sacrifice for after world rewards in the name of Allah. This fanatical mind set does not follow rules will not face an army in the traditional sense or surrender their cause since they truly believe that they are conducting a righteous war against the infidel. Because of this we cannot be timid in our resolve nor in out tactics in fighting this enemy. We not only have the military might to defeat this enemy but the intelligence and law enforement ability to seek out this enemy and achieve the objective of any war. That being to destroy the enemies ability to wage war. Whether this means destroying their infrastructure meaning their ability to transport their fight and their weapons, killing or arresting their , "soldiers, " intercepting their plans through all available intelligence means or fighting them in the street in the area they have chosen to expand, the Middle East. Iraq, Lebanon, Iran, Afghanistan, the Palistinian territories and Syria. This war has hundreds of fronts and fights a very real and dedicated enemy. We have the ability to win and we must use every military, technological and manpower means we have to win!
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Today's victory in stopping this major attack is yet one more reminder of the fact that we are at war with Islamic extremists who will use any and all means at their disposal to kill our citizens and attack out nation. This is why we fight and why we must win the war on terror because the very existence of terrorists threatens the very freedoms and beliefs that we as Americans stand for. Their existence also threatens every civilized and democratized nation on the face of the earth. I took the opportunity to watch, "World Trade Center, " yesterday and this excellent and must see film which chrinocles the lives of two Port Authority Police Officers and their families on 9/11 brought once again the horrors and heroism of a day which is always in all of our memories. Then to wake this morning with another all to real reminder of murderous forces whose only goal is the destruction of our country and all who live within our borders and realized once again that though the cost of freedom is high it is a price that Americans have always paid and will continue to pay. This war will not be measured in days, months or even a few years as all others have but in many years or even decades until terrorism is eliminated from the earth. Today's thwarted attack shows that though the struggle is real and lasting we are winning this war and every terrorist that wishes us harm also had a wake up call as did our nation. We as a country were reminded once again why we fight and that we are at war. The terrorists were reminded that they will lose and their goal of global Islamic fascism will die as will each who threaten or harm us or our friends.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
A REFLECTIVE AND LOVING TRIBUTE - THE SUNDAY COMMENTARY
THANK YOU MOM
From August 11, 2005
I returned from Rhode Island yesterday where I have been since last Friday. My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's several years ago and Saturday morning August 6th at 1 AM she finally lost her battle with this debilitating disease which took from us and from my mother a very vibrant and beautiful lady! My brother and my two sisters and my son were at her bed side with me when she momentarily opened her eyes as we told her she need not fight for us any longer. I write this post first as a tribute to my mother and second to share with you where my beliefs and conservatism came from. Many people believe that we discover our beliefs of this nature as we grow through maturity and face the daily grind of life. I beg to differ. Although my mother was very uninterested in politics, (she last voted for President Kennedy and then as she shared with me, only because he was, "good looking"), her values and beliefs were the foundations that she instilled within us which made each of us who we are today. My brother, a conservative and whom I admire more than any person alive for through this family crises when constraints beyond my control kept me from being there as I would have liked, Kevin displayed a strength and fortitude in heroic proportions that I'm not sure I could have mustered. Making all the right decisions in the best interest of my mother in spite of the sorrow. My two sisters that my brother and I never new as we grew up yet Norma, who like my mother is uninterested in politics still displays the same sense of values as I and Shirley who like me is a conservative and proud to be one. These values do run in the blood and are instilled in us from birth and because of my mother, who is now dancing with the angels, create a bond in our family that will last us throughout our lifetime. My mother was always a happy, loving and kind soul who had a smile or a hug or a funny remark that would make even a bad day good. She loved to dance and would always take anyone by the arm and give them a twirl and a smile which would solicit a smile in return. Even at the last when she momentarily opened her eyes after being un-responsive for so long, she bound us together in the love that she had for each of us and the values that she gave us. We then pass these wonderful values along as I have to my son and my brother and sisters have to their children. They in-turn pass them on to their children. So in all of us, her legacy, my mother will live on for many generations to come! Thank you Mom for all that you gave me and for being you! I love you and will miss you every day!
A grateful son, Ken Taylor
Eva Taylor June 6, 1924 - August 6, 2005