An Interesting Perspective on Vladimir Putin

I found this article on the Aussie Conservative blog. What I like about this article is that it points out that though Putin’s respect for democratic processes is iffy, he has qualities and a viewpoint that liberals in our media and politics seem to ignore. I think my dad put it to me best: Putin made Russians proud to be Russian, just like I believe President Trump is doing with Americans. Both of these leaders want their nations to be respected on the international stage. They wouldn’t be cowed into submission by the whims of the UN. For at least that, I can respect Putin.

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How to think about Vladimir Putin

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They’ve tried the two-state solution before.

Today, I found this clip on the Aussie Conservative blog about attempts to create a two-state solution with Israel and Palestine. This video is very compelling and helps confirm why I don’t believe a two-state solution work. Ultimately, of course, this is up to the Israelis and Palestinians themselves, but this is an interesting video nonetheless. Enjoy!

Why isn’t there a Palestinian state?

Enough with the fake hate crimes, already.

I found this on the NZ Conservative Coalition blog, and I wonder when will these liberals learn that not every white person is a racist, especially if they are not liberal. We honestly just want the laws to be heeded and to be treated fairly, but then they have to frame us for things we didn’t do. Is that too much to ask?

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Racist University posters: Co-incidence or design?

An Interesting History Review

This was sent out by one of my cousins. It is an interesting and sobering read, and the foresight that our Founding Fathers had is amazing. They were truly wise to sense the problems that would face our country in the future. Hopefully, with President Trump in office, we can finally listen to their sad advice from ages past. Enjoy!

A PROFOUND piece of forgotten U.S. History no longer taught in our

education system
When Jefferson saw there was no negotiating with Muslims, he
formed what is the now the Marines (sea going soldiers). These Marines
were attached to U. S. Merchant vessels. When the Muslims attacked U.S.
merchant vessels, they were repulsed by armed soldiers, but there is
more.   The Marines followed the Muslims back to their villages and
killed every man, woman, and child in the village. It didn’t take long
for the Muslims to leave U.S. Merchant vessels alone. English and French
merchant vessels started running up our flag when entering the
Mediterranean to secure safe travel.   Why the Marine Hymn Contains the
Verse “… to the shores of Tripoli .” This is very interesting and a must
read piece of our history. It points out where we may be heading.  Most
Americans are unaware of the fact that over two hundred years ago,the
United States had declared war on Islam and Thomas Jefferson led the
charge!   At the height of the 18th century, Muslim pirates (the
“Barbary Pirates”) were the terror of the Mediterranean and a large area
of the North Atlantic . They attacked every ship in sight and held the
crews for exorbitant ransoms. Those taken hostage were
subjected to barbaric treatment and wrote heart-breaking letters home,
begging their government and family members to pay whatever their
Mohammedan captors demanded.   These extortionists of the high seas
represented the North African Islamic nations of Tripoli , Tunis ,
Morocco , and Algiers – collectively referred to as the Barbary Coast –
and presented a dangerous and unprovoked threat to the new American
Republic ..  Before the Revolutionary War, U.S. merchant ships had been
under the protection of Great Britain . When the U.S. declared its
independence and entered into war, the ships of the United States were
protected by France .  However, once the war was won, America had to
protect its own fleets.  Thus, the birth of the U.S. Navy. Beginning in
1784, 17 years before he would become president, Thomas Jefferson became
America ‘s Minister to France .  That same year, the U.S. Congress sought
to appease its Muslim adversaries by following in the footsteps of
European nations who paid bribes to the Barbary States rather than
engaging them in war.   In July of 1785, Algerian pirates captured
American ships, and the Dye of Algiers demanded an unheard-of ransom of
$60,000. It was a plain and simple case of extortion, and Thomas
Jefferson was vehemently opposed to any further payments. Instead, he
proposed to Congress the formation of a coalition of allied nations who
together could force the Islamic states into peace. A disinterested
Congress decided to pay the ransom.   In 1786, Thomas Jefferson and
John Adams met with Tripoli ‘s ambassador to Great Britain to ask by what
right his nation attacked American ships and enslaved American citizens,
and why Muslims held so much hostility towards America ,
a nation with which they had no previous contacts.   The two future
presidents reported that Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja had
answered that Islam “was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it
was written in their Quran that all nations who would not acknowledge
their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make
war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all
they
could take as prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be
slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.”   Despite this stunning
admission of premeditated violence on non-Muslim nations, as well as the
objections of many notable American leaders, including George Washington,
who warned that caving in was both wrong and would only further embolden
the enemy, for the following fifteen years the American government paid
the Muslims millions of dollars for the safe
passage of American ships or the return of American hostages. The payments
in ransom and tribute amounted to over 20 percent of the  United States
government annual revenues in 1800.    Jefferson was disgusted. Shortly
after his being sworn in as the third President of the United States in
1801, the Pasha of Tripoli sent him a note demanding the immediate
payment of $225,000 plus $25,000 a year for every year forthcoming. That
changed everything.    Jefferson let the Pasha know, in no uncertain
terms, what he could do with his demand. The Pasha responded by cutting
down the flagpole at the American consulate and declared war on the
United States . Tunis ,  Morocco, and Algiers immediately followed suit.
Jefferson, until now,  had been against America raising a naval force
for anything beyond coastal defense, but, having watched his nation be
cowed by Islamic thuggery for long enough, decided that it was finally
time to meet force with force.   He dispatched a squadron of frigates
to the Mediterranean and taught the Muslim nations of the Barbary Coast a
lesson he hoped they would never forget. Congress authorized Jefferson to
empower U.S. ships to seize all vessels and goods of the Pasha of Tripoli
and to “cause to be done all other acts of precaution or hostility as the
state of war would justify”.   When Algiers and Tunis , who were both
accustomed to American cowardice and acquiescence, saw the newly
independent United States had both the will and the right to strike back,
they quickly abandoned their allegiance to Tripoli . The war with Tripoli
lasted for four more years and raged up again in 1815. The bravery of the
U.S. Marine Corps in these wars led to the line”…to the shores of
Tripoli” in the Marine Hymn, and they would forever be known as
“leathernecks” for the leather collars of their uniforms, designed to
prevent their heads from being cut off by the Muslim scimitars when
boarding enemy ships.   Islam, and what its Barbary followers justified
doing in the name of their prophet and their god, disturbed Jefferson
quite deeply.  America had a tradition of religious tolerance. In
fact Jefferson, himself, had co-authored the Virginia Statute for
Religious Freedom, but fundamentalist Islam was like no other religion
the world had ever seen. A religion based on supremacy, whose holy book
not only condoned but mandated violence against unbelievers, was
unacceptable to him. His greatest fear was that someday this brand of
Islam would return and pose an even greater threat to the United States
.   This should concern every American. That Muslims have brought
about women-only classes and swimming times at taxpayer-funded
universities and public pools; that Christians, Jews, and Hindus have
been banned from serving on juries where Muslim defendants are being
judged; Piggy banks and Porky Pig tissue dispensers have been banned from
workplaces because they offend Islamist sensibilities; ice cream has been
discontinued at certain Burger King locations because the picture on the
wrapper looks similar to the Arabic script for Allah; public schools are
pulling pork from their menus. But in turn several American companies have
placed the Muslim symbol on their products in the name of Allah; on and on
and on and on..   It’s death by a thousand cuts, or inch-by-inch as
some refer to it, and most Americans have no idea that this battle is
being waged every day across America . By not fighting back, by allowing
groups to obfuscate what is really happening, and not insisting that
the Islamists adapt to our own culture, the United States is cutting
its own throat with a politically correct knife, and helping to
further the Islamists agenda. Sadly, it appears that today America ‘s
leaders would rather be politically correct than victorious!

 

Also, here’s the original words of the Marines’ Hymn in case you’re interested. I only knew the first verse because of school, but it is interesting nonetheless.

From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country’s battles
In the air, on land, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine

Our flag’s unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in every clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes,
You will find us always on the job
The United States Marines.

Here’s health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we’ve fought for life
And never lost our nerve.
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven’s scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.

Problems with U.S. Trade Policy (And Some Possible Solutions)

I found this article from the Aussie Conservative’s blog about the supposed “free trade” and it’s effect on America. It made me think that our politicians have edged away from the capitalist ideal that the famed Adam Smith (author of the economic classic, The Wealth of Nations…which I own and plan to read) envisioned. Capitalism is by far my favorite type of economy, and I believe it is the most effective in allowing the most people to prosper. I agree with this article that we need to do something to fix this. Enjoy!

My Orange Juice Came From Brazil

Calexit Aspirations

I found this article on the NZ Conservative Coalition, and I found it very interesting. One of the things that strikes me was how they mentioned that nonliberal Californians feel shutout of the political process…which is among the many reasons I would never want to live there (that’s not taking into account high real estate prices, droughts, etc.), and thank God my parents had the same sense. It’s enough to go to school at a mildly liberal university. But anyways, I hope you enjoy this article!

Brexit Leaders Just Made HUGE Move To Bring Movement To…The United States?