Friday, June 22, 2007

"Live Free or Die"

“Live free or die; death is not the worst of evils.” The famous words of General John Stark written for the 32nd anniversary of the 1777 Battle of Bennington that were in part adopted as the motto for the State of New Hampshire after another infamous struggle for freedom, the Second World War. In the same vein as the famous words of Patrick Henry do they evoke a spirit lost in the United States?
Many of our founding fathers invested all they had to forge a nation out of raw wilderness, aspiring to the highest ideals most simply stated as liberty. The signers of the Declaration of Independence, patriots of the same stock, are another shining example of what was required to lay the foundations of the greatest nation the world has ever seen to date. Putting their very lives on the line, many served the military struggle themselves. Several gave up their family wealth for the cause and the majority had their homes and properties destroyed by the British. Suffering not only financial ruin and imprisonment their sacrifices deprived many of health. A significant number continued in public service throughout their lives.
Today there are many that would eagerly deny us those hard won liberties. They breed distrust for ones fellow man and declare inherent supremacy on grounds of ideology, economic and social status, a supposed enlightened intellect and even the weather. As Islamo-fascists seek to destroy our very way of life those who would tell us how to eat, what we can drive and even what is or is not a sin, in both politics and media, seek to vilify and demoralize our troops fighting in this great and noble struggle. Yes, our troops are the noble ones in case any are confused. Our troops who risk life and limb giving up greater pay and benefits to serve our great country and make the world a better place for all.
I am not one to support violence but there is no peace through surrendering our liberty or allowing the freedom of others to be lost. On June 27th the movie “Live Free or Die Hard” is opening across the nation and I believe many across this blessed country are thinking as I am. As the Islamo- fascists threaten the freedom of all peoples, and their allies in the mainstream media shameless operate their propaganda machine, what better way to show our support for our troops and demoralize the enemy than to make this movie a record breaker at the box office. I am talking from the first showing being lined up and if you can’t get in buying a ticket for the next available show and showing up to watch it. Let the world know before the weekend even begins that those who think to terrorize the United States into submission face only one end. Say to the terrorists, their willing allies in the media and any who would deny another of freedom;
Yippee Kahee Eh.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Why Scooter Libby cannot be Pardoned

To pardon Scooter Libby may free him from any consequences of his conviction but it certainly does not erase it or the precedent set. The idea that lack of proper recollection can be grounds for imprisonment could obstruct testimony of any kind under the Fifth Amendment or cross-examination that may attack ones faculties. Well maybe that is a slight stretch but the trend of our federal government to severely prosecute seemingly minor offenses dealing with cases that lead to no charges such as the Martha Stewart case requires the attention of our higher courts.
More importantly as the danger of activist judges to our judicial system becomes more and more apparent the even greater danger is that our judicial process become a tool to enforce political vendettas. O.J. is the premiere example how personal perception or bias can sway justice. The Duke rape case is a shining example of our judicial system being manipulated for political gain. Though not part of our judicial branch of government the impeachment process rightfully imposed on President Clinton can be seen as the sole reason for continual calls for President Bush’s unfounded impeachment hearings. To give in to such dangerous passions, creating a new operating procedure for our federal government is beyond dangerous. What next, will people be disappearing or dieing at an extremely disproportionate rate among political movements before we open outright political gulags? (Perhaps next was not the appropriate word)
Justice is said to be blind but our media and a political party that cannot separate fantasy from reality have ripped the blindfold away exposing her to political polls and continuous flashes of mind altering video images that distort reality and lack basic attributes of good character or civilized culture.
The reality is individuals and families have suffered willingly and deeply to create this great nation of the United States and the road back to health requires no less. Though Scooter Libby may face apparent personal destruction in the entire process I believe both he and President Bush, men of exceptional character, understand what is required to lead this nation down the right path. And why should President Bush pardon Scooter Libby before the appeals process is complete? To do so would be an admission of guilt. If any presidential candidates of either party had any real balls they would give their support to Mr. Libby in the appeals process.