Oct 31, 2013

Hanoi Hilton Prisoners Of War, 40 Years Later

Common Sense Commentary: Regardless of what you thought or heard from the news media, or read in a left wing "history" book, it was Richard Nixon who ended the Viet Nam war. That war, the first lost by the U.S., was lost, not by our military, but by the news media and the constant demonstrations and near revolution caused by the hippy culture, and a congress which restricted our military from winning it. Not that I was in favor of the war, but if we are going  into a war, let's win it or stay out of it. We had the power to win it but wouldn't use it.

History doesn't show Nixon to be one of our most popular Presidents, but the hundreds of American prisoners of war, in Viet Nam, whom he brought home, love him to this day. Recently, this past May, those former prisoners of war, at the Hanoi Hilton, so called, had a reunion at the Nixon Library. It was an exceptional occasion and far more news-worthy than anything else you saw or heard on the news that week, but not a word of it reached most Americans. Here is a brief, but moving, video of that P.O.W. Survivors Reunion. Don't miss this. It is special. RB


Oct 30, 2013

Your Most Important Funeral Arrangement

Common Sense Commentary: In the final analysis and your final hour, it matters not how you die .... when, where or why. Your obituary, funeral and eulogy mean nothing unless they are a testimony to your faith and relationship to your Creator God and Savior Jesus Christ. All else is soon forgotten; but your faith, or lack of it, is forever.

All of your other decisions and worldly accomplishments, in life, are buried with you, but when you pass, and you have not made that one, eternal decision to repent and accept God's only remedy for sin, Jesus Christ, you will have missed the greatest opportunity in all of eternity.  That is the ultimate mistake... the supreme negligence.
Other funeral arrangements pay for putting you in a casket, in your grave. This funeral arrangement pays for taking you out of that casket and out of the grave. It is the only funeral arrangement that will deliver you from your grave into the presence of God .... forever. You need not search for an alternative plan to God's Biblical plan or some other deliverance from the guilt and consequences of sin; there is none. RB

JUST FOLLOW THIS ROMAN ROAD.... to faith, forgiveness, resurrection and on the heaven.

Romans 1:16   For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth ...."

Romans 2:5   But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God.

Romans 3:23   For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God....

 Romans 6:23   For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 Romans 10:9-10   That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

If you confess, believe and accept Christ in prayer, you are forgiven, saved and secure in Christ and ....

Romans 8:16   The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God....

Oct 29, 2013

"Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth...." Proverbs 6:2

Common Sense Commentary:   "For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak." Psalms 59:12

 A Few Examples Of Verbal Self-Entrapment

To: Obama:
It was you who told an Islamic dinner - "I am one of you."
It was you who on ABC News referenced - "My Muslim faith."
It was you who gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques.
It was you who wrote that in the event of a conflict -"I will stand with the Muslims."
It was you who assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that - "I am a Muslim."
It was you who bowed in submission before the Saudi king.
It was you who sat for 20 yrs in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.
It was you who exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay.
It was you who purposefully omitted - "endowed by our Creator" - from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.
It was you who mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ's Sermon On The Mount while repeatedly referring to the 'HOLY' Quran.
It was you who traveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States Of America.
It was you who instantly threw the support of your administration behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of the World Trade Center.
It was you who refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the WH.
It was you who ordered both Georgetown Univ. and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak, but in contrast, you have NEVER requested that the mosques you have visited adjust their decor.
It was you who appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.
It was you who appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security.
It was you who said that NASA's "foremost mission" was an outreach to Muslim communities.
It was you who as an Illinois Senator were the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide.
It was you who were the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the WH, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the WH tree.
It was you who curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.
It was you who refused to condemn the Ft. Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.
It is you who has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture, but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses.
It was you who when queried in India refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists, and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that is 82% Hindu and the victim of numerous Islamic terrorists assaults.
It was you who funneled $900 Million in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Hamas.
It was you who ordered the USPS to honor the MUSLIM holiday with a new commemorative stamp.
It was you who directed our UK Embassy to conduct outreach to help "empower" the British Muslim community.
It was you who embraced the fanatical Muslim Brotherhood in your quest to overthrow the Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak.
It was you who funded mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in Grammar schools across our country.
It is you who follows the Muslim custom of not wearing any form of jewelry during Ramadam.
It is you who departs for Hawaii over the Christmas season so as to avoid past criticism for NOT participating in seasonal WH religious events.
It was you who was un-characteristically quick to join the chorus of the Muslim Brotherhood to depose Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, formerly America's strongest ally in North Africa; but, remain muted in your non-response to the Brotherhood led slaughter of Egyptian Christians.
Do we really need to go on?
Barack, you may be a lot of things; but, for certainty, you are no Christian.
Obama, who refers to himself as: "A man of Africa", is precisely the type of 'divided loyalties" individual that our Founders attempted to prohibit from ascendancy to the presidency when they constructed our Constitution.


Oct 27, 2013

Humility Is Essential In God's Work. We Can Humble Ourselves Or God Will Do It For Us

Common Sense Commentary: Humility is second only to love and is a mirror twin.

In His sermon on the Mount, Jesus began by pronouncing nine blessed types of people in difficult situations, called the Beatitudes. "And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake." Matt.5:2-11.

If you could add up these nine blessed experiences and find a common denominator, it would be "humility". Without humility there is no blessedness. Without humility there is no spirituality. Without humility there is no Godly approval. Without humility there is no true greatness (Isa.2:9). Without humility there is no forgiveness of our sins (2Chr.7:14). Without humility there is no justified honor (Prov.15:33). Without humility there is no effective service to God (Acts 20:19). Without humility there is no sincere obedience (Phil.2:8). Without humility there is no worthy exaltation (Lk.14:11).

Humility neutralizes haughtiness, Self-righteousness, a proud spirit, boasting, a superiority complex, bigotry and wrath (1 Chr.12:12).

Humility acquiesces to God's great glory. Humility may be righteous but never knows it. Humility may be outspoken but never haughty. Humility may be superior but never feels superior. Humility may be confident but does not boast. Humility prays, seeks God and turns from sin. "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2Chr.7:14.

Someone may ask, "But how can I become humble?". You can either humble yourself or God will do it for you.  David humbled himself with fasting and prayer....
".... I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom." Psm.35:13

Or... if we do not humble ourselves, God will humble us as He did Israel...
"And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee...." Deut.8:2.

There is no substitute for Humility in the service of God. RB

Oct 26, 2013

A Quiz To Test Your Political Temperature As We Near Political Posturing For President

Common Sense Commentary: I am sorry to say I do not know the author, Captain Tom Martin, of the following.  But that's OK because it is not about him or what he believes but about the world political stage and the pronouncements of the powerful in politics. RB

Captain Martin introduces his quiz:

I know, some of you are going to say "there he goes again," but my philosophy is that an informed electorate is an electorate that thinks for itself and makes informed decisions. Whether you agree with me or not, is a matter of your personal choice; however, you can't be fully informed unless you read and listen to both sides of the "aisle, always keeping in mind your own political or religious philosophy and comparing it to the information you are getting.   Each question in the quiz represents the parameters of the political philosophy of a particular historical figure, and no, it is NOT our current President!

As a student of history, I am well aware that, unless an individual, or a society, or an empire does not learn from what preceded it, they/it will be prone to repeat it---I call your attention to the Romans, the Greeks, the Byzantines, ad-finitum. My "Development of Civilizations" Professor (College Freshman required class) used the 'Toynbee Chart of Analysis' to trace the rise and fall of civilizations throughout recorded history. I went back to my old textbook and, once again, have become afraid! Tom Martin CPT (Ret) USA
Subject: QUIZ...
Six trivia questions.

If you don't know the answer make your best guess.

Answer all the questions  before looking at the answers

Who said it?

1) "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
A. Karl Marx
B. Adolph Hitler
C. Joseph Stalin
D. None of the above

2) "It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few...... And to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity."
A. Lenin
B. Mussolini
C. Idi Amin
D. None of the Above

3) "(We) .....can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people."
A. Nikita Khrushev
B. Josef Goebbels
C. Boris Yeltsin
D. None of the above

4) "We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own ... in order to create this common ground."
A. Mao Tse Dung
B. Hugo Chavez
C. Kim Jong Il
D. None of the above

5) "I certainly think the free-market has failed."
A. Karl Marx
B. Lenin
C. Molotov
D. None of the above

6) "I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched."
A. Pinochet
B. Milosevic
C. Saddam Hussein
D. None of the above

Scroll down for answers

(1) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/29/2004

(2) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 5/29/2007

(3) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007

(4) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007

(5) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007

(6) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 9/2/2005
and this was before she hit her head!!!
Save this one for 2016

Now let's look at Bill Clinton's claims as to what Hillary stands for and has accomplished, compared with what the man who knows them best, Dick Morris, says:

First, my own comment about Dick Morris:
I like but a handful, about five, of the D.C. politicians and none are Democrats .... Sam Nunn of Georgia was the last honest Democrat.  Dick Morris is not a politician but an expert on the grimy trade.  He rakes through the dung expertly and reads the droppings like a gypsy reading tea leaves or chicken bones.
Though he is no example of Christian ethics, he is a fairly good commentator and knows politics about as well as anybody in the country. He reads politicians like a book and knows most of them. He got Bill Clinton elected twice with his strategy,
and was Bill's right hand flunky man.... the best of a sorry lot.  Here is his analysis of Bill's "campaigning for President" comments about his choice for the job, his wife, Hillary.... RB
by Dick Morris, former political advisor to President Bill Clinton
If you happen to see the Bill Clinton five minute TV ad for Hillary in which he introduces the commercial by saying that he wants to share some things we may not know about Hillary's background . . ...
As I was there for most of their presidency and know them better than just about anyone, I offer a few corrections;

Bill says: "In law school Hillary worked on legal services for the poor." The facts are: Hillary's main extra-curricular activity in law school was helping the Black Panthers, on trial in Connecticut for torturing and killing a federal agent. She went to court every day as part of a law student monitoring committee trying to spot civil rights violations and develop grounds for appeal.
Bill says: "Hillary spent a year after graduation working on a children's rights project for poor kids."
The facts are: Hillary interned with Bob Truehaft, the head of the California Communist Party. She met Bob when he represented the Panthers and traveled all the way to San Francisco to take an internship with him.

Bill says:
"Hillary could have written her own job ticket, but she turned down all the lucrative job offers."
The facts are: She flunked the DC bar exam, yes, flunked, it is a matter of record, and only passed the Arkansas bar. She had no job offers in Arkansas, none, and only got hired by the University of Arkansas Law School at Fayetteville because Bill was already teaching there. She did not join the prestigious Rose Law Firm until Bill became Arkansas Attorney General and was made a partner only after he was elected Arkansas Governor.

Bill says:
"President Carter appointed Hillary to the Legal Services Board of Directors and she became its chairman."
The facts are: The appointment was in exchange for Bill's support for Carter in his 1980 primary against Ted Kennedy. Hillary then became chairman in a coup in which she won a majority away from Carter's choice to be chairman.

Bill says:
"She served on the board of the Arkansas Children's Hospital."
The facts are: Yes she did. But her main board activity, not mentioned by Bill, was to sit on the Wal-mart board of directors, for a substantial fee. She was silent about their labor and health care practices.

Bill says:
"Hillary didn't succeed at getting heal th care for all Americans in 1994 but she kept working at it and helped to create the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that provides five million children with health insurance."
The facts are: Hillary had nothing to do with creating CHIP. It
was included in the budget deal between Clinton and Republican Majority Leader Senator Trent Lott. I know; I helped to negotiate the deal. The money came half from the budget deal and half from the Attorney Generals' tobacco settlement. Hillary had nothing to do with either source of funds.

Bill says:
"Hillary was the face of America all over the world."
The facts are: Her visits were part of a program to get her out of town so that Bill would not appear weak by feeding stories that Hillary was running the White House. Her visits abroad were entirely touristic and symbolic and there was no substantive diplomacy on any of them.

Bill says:
"Hillary was an excellent Senator who kept fighting for children's and women's issues."
The facts are: Other than totally meaningless legislation like changing the names on courthouses and post offices, she has passed only four substantive pieces of legislation. One set up a national park in Puerto Rico. A second provided respite care for family members helping their relatives through Alzheimer's or other conditions. And two were routine bills to aid 911 victims and responders which were sponsored by the entire NY delegation. Presently she is trying to have the US memorialize the Woodstock fiasco of 40 years ago.
Here is what bothers me more than anything else about Hillary Clinton. She has done everything possible to weaken the President and our country (that's you and me!) when it comes to the war on terror.
1. She wants to close GITMO and move the combatants to the USA where they would have access to our legal system.
2. She wants to eliminate the monitoring of suspected Al Qaeda phone calls to/from the USA.
3. She wants to grant constitutional rights to enemy combatants captured on the battlefield.
4. She wants to eliminate the monitoring of money transfers between suspected Al Qaeda cells and supporters in the USA.
5. She wants to eliminate the type of interrogation tactics used by the military & CIA where coercion might be used when questioning known terrorists even though such tactics might save American lives.
One cannot think of a single bill Hillary has introduced or a single comment she has made that would tend to strengthen our country in the War on Terror.
But, one can think of a lot of comments she has made that weaken our country and makes it a more dangerous situation for all of us.
Bottom line: She goes hand in hand with the ACLU on far too many issues where common sense is abandoned. 

Oct 25, 2013

Black Super American Patriot With Character Ten Miles Deep

Common Sense Commentary: Col. Allen West is a man's man and is one of the most effective speakers for Freedom and Constitutional Government in the nation. He is one of my favorites because he takes a stand for truth and right regardless of the punishing consequences. The Liberal Socialists accuse him of giving everybody hell. But I say, "Allen West gives Liberal Socialist Democrats and Republicans the truth and they call it hell." Can you imagine the abuse a Conservative, Constitutional, Patriotic, and Outspoken black gets from the Liberal Socialist Media, Democrats and relatives in this country?   Yes, I know, I'm Politically Incorrect, but I'm honest. RB

From World Net Daily:

GOP firebrand assails 'King Obama'

The notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787, show that at the end Benjamin Franklin was asked “What have we got – a republic or a monarchy?”
His answer? “A republic, if you can keep it.”
One tea party favorite, former Rep. Allen West, a Republican from Florida, now says America lost it.
“When I look at the fact that Obamacare is not the law of the land, it’s an edict, I see this as King Obama now President Obama who is making rules that apply to certain people that kowtow or appeal to his vision of the destruction of this great constitutional republic,” West said.
“So I think that we have gone beyond an imperial presidency. We almost have a monarchy … that has been established in the United States of America.”
West’s comments came during an interview on the Steve Malzberg Show, where the two were discussing the congressional decision to raise the debt limit, reactivate the federal government and spend money on other special projects that Obama wanted.
All while getting essentially nothing for critics who condemn Obama’s out-of-control spending and the huge economic damage being inflicted on the nation by Obamacare.
“This is not a constitutional republic any more and I think people need to understand that,” West added, “and with the passage of this CR (continuing resolution), and this debt limit extension we have definitely taken a large leap toward losing the great republia that men such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Mason, John Adams gave us as an inheritance.
“And shame on us as an American people for falling for this and letting this usurper and this petty charlatan … take it away from us.”
West explained that he calls Obamacare an “edict” since laws apply to everyone, and Obama has carved out exemptions for his supporters in unions, for Congress and for himself in the Obamacare requirements.
And West described the continual demands from the White House for the government to raise the debt ceiling so Obama can borrow and spend more money are creating “a catastrophic situation” for the nation.
“The American people have been let down,” he said.
West said Republicans need to come together with a strong voice and point out the unconstitutional actions of Obama’s administration

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/gop-firebrand-assails-king-obama/#8eyQxgg4vUc09BLk.99

Oct 24, 2013

National Black Citizens File For Impeachment Of Obama

Common Sense Commentary: The courage to action by a few, in the face of the disastrous actions of the powerful many, has within it the saving of a nation. RB

Florida based NBRA

initiates effort to impeach

August 13, 2013
by Dr. Richard Swier
NBRA Chairman Frances Rice, Esquire
The National Black Republican Association (NBRA) based in Sarasota , FL , headed by Chairman Frances Rice, filed Articles of Impeachment against President Barack Obama with the following language:
We, black American citizens, in order to free ourselves and our fellow citizens from governmental tyranny, do herewith submit these Articles of Impeachment to Congress for the removal of President Barack H. Obama, aka, Barry Soetoro, from office for his attack on liberty and commission of egregious acts of despotism that constitute high crimes and misdemeanors.
On July 4, 1776, the founders of our nation declared their independence from governmental tyranny and reaffirmed their faith in independence with the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791.  Asserting their right to break free from the tyranny of a nation that denied them the civil liberties that are our birthright, the founders declared:
“When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”  -  Declaration of Independence , July 4, 1776.
Article II, Section IV of the United States Constitution provides: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States , shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
In his conduct of the office of President of the United States, Barack H. Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, personally and through his subordinates and agents, in violation or disregard of the constitutional rights of citizens and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice, in that:
He has covered up, delayed, impeded and obstructed the investigation of the Benghazi Battle .
Specific conduct includes: (1) failing to adequately secure the US Consulate and the CIA annex in Benghazi; (2) failing to send a response team to rescue embattled US citizens in Benghazi; (3) lying to the American people about why the US Consulate and the CIA annex were attacked in Benghazi; and (3) hiding from the media and congressional investigators the Central Intelligence Agency personnel and other wounded US citizens who were on the ground in Benghazi by scattering them throughout the United States, forcing them to adopt new identities and subjecting them to monthly polygraph tests.
Benghazi Battle elements that are under investigation:
On September 11, 2012, the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, the US Consulate and the CIA annex in Benghazi , Libya was targeted in a premeditated, preplanned attack launched without warning by Islamist militants.
Footage of the attack broadcast in real time showed armed men attacking the consulate with rocket-propelled grenades, hand grenades, assault rifles, 14.5 mm anti-aircraft machine guns, truck mounted artillery, diesel canisters, and mortars.  It was not an act of savage mob violence, nor a spontaneous protest in response to an anti-Islamic video on YouTube.
In that attack, four American citizens were killed:  US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens; Information Officer Sean Smith; and two embassy security personnel, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, both former Navy SEALs.  Ambassador Stevens is the first U.S. ambassador killed in an attack since Adolph Dubs was killed in 1979.
He has disclosed secret grand jury material by exposing the existence of a sealed indictment of one of the Benghazi attackers in violation of  Rule 6(e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that clearly states: “… no person may disclose the indictment’s existence except as necessary to issue or execute a warrant or summons.’’
He has authorized and permitted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a division of the Justice Department, to conduct Operation Fast and Furious, wherein guns were sold to Mexican drug trafficking organizations that were used to kill innocent Mexican civilians and two rifles sold to a smuggler in January 2010 ended up at the scene of the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010.
He has authorized and permitted confidential income tax returns information from the Internal Revenue Service to be provided to unauthorized individuals, organizations and agencies.
He has caused investigations and audits to be initiated or conducted by the Internal Revenue Service in a discriminatory manner, including harassment and intimidation of conservative, evangelical and Tea Party groups applying for non-profit status between 2010 and 2012.
Elements of this illegal conduct include the facts that: (1) the head of the Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt organization division, Lois Lerner, admitted during a telephonic press event that illegal targeting occurred, then invoked her Fifth Amendment right and refused to answer questions before Congress about the targeting out of fear of self-incrimination; (2) two other career Internal Revenue Service employees stated that they acted at the behest of superiors in Washington — Carter Hull, a retired Internal Revenue Service Attorney and Elizabeth Hofacre, an employee of the Cincinnati IRS office which oversaw tax-exempt applications; and (3) Carter Hull stated that he was directed to forward the targeted applications to, among others, one of only two political appointees in the Internal Revenue Service Chief Counsel William Wilkins.
He has (1) authorized and permitted the National Security Agency to conduct or continue electronic surveillance of over 300 million average Americans; (2) given access to National Security Agency surveillance data to other intelligence units within the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Secret Service, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security in violation of the law; and (3) conducted the surveillance of average Americans unconstrained by Congress, the United Supreme Court or the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court which has, to this date, functioned as a rubber stamp, having approved every request made of it in 2012 and rejecting only two of the 8,591 requests submitted between 2008 and 2012.
He has authorized and permitted the Department of Justice to wiretap and secretly obtain two months of telephone and e-mail records of Fox News Reporter James Rosen and over one hundred Associated Press journalists.
He has thwarted Congress by (1) failing to enforce all or parts of laws duly enacted by Congress, including the Defense of Marriage Act, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the Affordable Care Act; and (2) after Congress refused to pass his Dream Act, unilaterally issuing an executive order directing immigration officers to no longer deport an entire class of illegal immigrants who came here as children, regardless of individual circumstances, and to give them work-authorization permits.
He has violated the Constitution when, on January 4, 2012, (1)  he bypassed the U. S. Senate to appoint three members of the National Labor Relations Board, actions that were ruled unconstitutional by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit which affirmed previous decisions by the Court of Appeal for the D.C. Circuit and the Third Circuit; and (2)  he bypassed the U. S. Senate to appoint Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
He has intimidated whistleblowers and brought twice as many prosecutions against whistleblowers as all prior presidents combined.  Egregiously, while refusing to prosecute anyone for actual torture, he prosecuted former Central Intelligence Agency employee John Kiriakou for disclosing the torture program.
Wherefore Barack H. Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.
The Articles of Impeachment have been sent to President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Boehner, House Minority Leader Pelosi and the full Judiciary Committee of the US House of Representatives for action.

Oct 23, 2013

Here Is A Courageous, Wonderful, Christian, Black Woman

Common Sense Commentary: This beautiful Christian lady shines like a sparkling diamond, reflecting in prism a glorious light beyond herself, in a darkening world. God bless and keep her safe. RB
This is why Obama gets away with what he does
Sylvia Thompson
September 3, 2013
As a conservative black American who ignores the concept of "self-muzzling" (translated "political correctness"), I have been asked several times why it is that Barack Obama and Eric Holder can do the unlawful, unjust things that they are doing. People who ask me this are Caucasian Americans. I reply in all instances that these men are lawless because white people allow them to be lawless. There are not enough conservative blacks who oppose the Obama regime to make much of a difference. In fact, there are not enough blacks in  America  (if we all opposed them) to stop these men.

I focus on these two, because they are the chief law officials in this country. The power that they wield over American citizens is tremendous. They set the tone for legality or illegality, and they have chosen the latter. They set the tone for racial harmony or disharmony, and they have chosen the latter.

That being the case, if white Americans continue to run scared at the sound of the term "racist," these two will continue on their paths of destroying the country. I am convinced that Obama was groomed for politics by the left for the reason that he could be used as an object of "racism." (The left, in this instance, being the conglomerate of powerful progressive, background players who manipulate politics to their benefit.) These controlling entities must have known that Obama was ill-equipped for the task of leading a great nation and would eventually be exposed as ill-equipped. When that eventuality happened, the race card would be the strategy used to scare off white folks. And so far, the scheme is working.

I do not think that a majority of Americans support the Obama regime or the left and its liberal, godless ideology. The leaders of the supposed opposition to the liberal left, however, are very weak. Those leaders are running scared from the charge of "racist," and they have, effectively, left conservative  America  without oppositional political leadership. That is not to say that conservatives have no strong, out-spoken supporters of conservatism, it is just that these spokespeople are not in power. Elitist Republicans, who are in power, are as much a hindrance to conservatives as are their liberal foes.

In a similar vein, I have heard conservatives decry the moral and spiritual decline of our country. They say that it is difficult to see how we could have degenerated so far in so short a time. One commentator voiced confusion over how the same nation could have elected a George W. Bush twice (notwithstanding the flaws in Bush's conservatism) and someone like Barack Obama twice.

The explanation for that confusion comes from facts that many conservatives, especially leaders, are not willing to face. Obama's first election was predicated on a host of lies and media propaganda. Crucial information about him was covered over and hidden. He won the second time because four million Republicans (many of them conservatives) stayed home. Those voters knew that the Libertarian-led Republican leadership despised them as values voters and believers in God's role in this country's successes. They simply reached their wits' end at being used in the same way that the Democrats use blacks and other minorities. So they stayed home. And I think they will continue to avoid the establishment Republicans' choices of feckless, non-conservative, non-fighter candidates.

Until my Caucasian fellow Americans wake up to this reality – that Obama does what he does because they allow him to – they will continue to be victimized. The nation will continue to be victimized.
Sylvia Thompson is a black conservative writer whose aim is to counter the liberal spin on issues pertaining to race and culture.

Ms. Thompson is a copy editor by trade currently residing in  Tennessee . She formerly wrote for the Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley  California  Newsletter and the online conservative blog ChronWatch, also out of  California .

She grew up in Southeast Texas during the waning years of Jim Crow-era legalized segregation, and she concludes that race relations in  America  will never improve, nor will we ever elevate our culture, as long as there are victims to be pandered to and villains to be vilified.  America  is better served without victims or villains.

Oct 22, 2013

Running Away From God Is All Down Hill And An Easy Path To The Bottomless Pig Pen Of Sin

Common Sense Commentary: Before you draw a bottom line and sum up a person, a book, a letter or an article, be sure to read the last chapter, paragraph and sentence or your conclusion may be wrong.

People spend their lives searching the world in distant places for the great experience, the perfect mate, the ideal job, fulfillment, satisfaction and a thousand other hopes and dreams .... and never find what they seek though it is right there in their own backyard..... They can't see it because they are looking in all the wrong places. They take what they have for granted ... as common and unexciting. If they would just open their minds to reality, and let their eyes see in full circle, they might see that God has already placed right there near them .... not only what is God's will for them but what is the very best for them as well.  There is a little book called, "Acres Of Diamonds" which tells of a discontent man who wanted riches and all wealth could buy. So he sold his little farm and went into the world searching here and there for his dream of wealth. He spent his life and youth looking for satisfaction and wealth .... while back home, the man who bought his little farm discovered the richest diamond mine in the country ... right there .... on that little farm. Contentment with what we have is far better than a driving ambition for more and more, when we really don't need that much, and may not even be possible.

The Apostle Paul, before he was converted, had the best education, was successful in worldly things such as riches, and had deep religious conviction , but he was not content until He turned to Christ and found peace and forgiveness .... right there, on the Road to Damascus, he found the Lord and he found himself. He later testified ...."I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Phil. 4:11-13.

The prodigal son, while operating on his own restless immaturity, ambitions, greed and youthful ignorance, demanded his inheritance from his father and went out into the world seeking adventure and fleshly satisfaction. It was an easy journey.... down hill all the way to the pig pen where he lost everything, including his inheritance and his foolish pride. His lust was all burned out; he was hungry, dirty and lost. Then, by God's grace, he "came to himself" and saw how foolish he had been. He arose from the pig pen and returned home, but now it was all up-hill, a long and difficult trip back to reality.... a working farm from whence he had fled earlier. Now, he repented of his folly and his sin and asked his father for a job, not as an owner and heir, but as a hired hand. His father was forgiving and restored him to the family. You know the rest of the story.

Could God be gently moving in your heart to return to His perfect will for you, where only is perfect peace, worthy purpose and spiritual satisfaction?  If you are a dis-satisfied youth, you might be wise to consider the possibility that your best destiny may be right there in your own home-town. Then again, maybe not, but only God knows. RB

Oct 21, 2013

A Texas Goodbye To The Navy Seal Who Was The #1 Sniper Of All Time

Common Sense Commentary:   Patriotism, Texas and Chris Kyle, Navy Seal Hero: 
I just wanted to share with you all that out of a horrible tragedy we were blessed by so many people. Chris was Derek's teammate through 10 years of training and battle. They both suffer / suffered from P T S D to some extent and took great care of each other because of it. 2006 in Ramadi was horrible for young men that never had any more aggressive physical contact with another human than on a Texas football field. They lost many friends. Chris became the armed services number #1 sniper of all time. Not something he was happy about, other than the fact that in so doing, he saved a lot of American lives. Three years ago, his wife Taya asked him to leave the SEAL teams as he had a huge bounty on his head by Al Qaeda. He did and wrote the book "The American Sniper." 100% of the proceeds from the book went to two of the SEAL families who had lost their sons in Iraq . That was the guy Chris was. He formed a company in Dallas to train military, police and, I think, firemen as far as protecting themselves in difficult situations. He also formed a foundation to work with military people suffering from P T S D. Chris was a giver not a taker. He, along with a friend and neighbor, Chad Littlefield, were murdered trying to help a young man that had served six months in Iraq and claiming to have P T S D. 

Now I need to tell you about all of the blessings. Southwest Airlines flew in any SEAL and their family from any airport they flew into free of charge. The employees donated buddy passes and one lady worked for four days without much of a break to see that it happened. Volunteers were at both airports in Dallas to drive them to the hotel. The Marriott Hotel reduced their rates to $45 a night and cleared the hotel for only SEALs and family. The Midlothian, TX. Police Department paid the $45 a night for each room. I would guess there were about 200 people staying at the hotel … 100 of them SEALs. Two large buses were chartered (an unknown donor paid the bill) to transport people to the different events and they also had a few rental cars (donated). The police and secret service were on duty 24 hours during the stay at our hotel.

At the house the Texas D P S parked a large motor home in front to block the view from reporters. It remained there the entire five days for the SEALs to congregate in and all to use the restroom so as not to have to go in the house. Taya, their two small children and both sets of parents were staying in the home. Only a hand full of SEALs went into the home as they had different duties and meetings were held sometimes on a hourly basis. It was a huge coordination of many different events and security. Derek was assigned to be a pall bearer, to escort Chris' body when it was transferred from Midlothian Funeral Home to Arlington Funeral Home and to be with Taya. A tough job. Taya seldom came out of her bedroom. The home was full with people from the church and other family members that would come each day to help. I spent one morning in a bedroom with Chris' mom and the next morning with Chad Littlefield's parents (the other man murdered with Chris). A tough job.

Nolan Ryan sent his cooking team, a huge grill and lots of steaks, chicken and hamburgers. They set up in the front yard and fed people all day long including the 200 SEALs and their families. The next day a local B B Q restaurant set up a buffet in front of the house and fed all once again. Food was plentiful and all were taken care of. The family’s church kept those inside the house well fed.

Jerry Jones, the man everyone loves to hate, was a rock star. He donated use of Cowboy Stadium for the services as it was determined that so many wanted to attend. The charter buses transported us to the stadium on Monday at 10:30 am. Every car, bus, motorcycle was searched with bomb dogs and police. I am not sure if kooks were making threats trying to make a name for themselves or if so many SEALs in one place was a security risk… I don't know. We willing obliged. No purses into the stadium! We were taken to The Legends room high up and a large buffet was available. That was for about 300 people. We were growing.

A Medal of Honor recipient was there, lots of secret service and police and Sarah Palin and her husband. She looked nice, this was a very formal military service. The service started at 1:00 pm and when we were escorted onto the field I was shocked. We heard that about 10,000 people had come to attend also. They were seated in the stadium seats behind us. It was a beautiful and emotional service. Bagpipe and drum corps were wonderful and the A & M men’s choir stood through the entire service and sang right at the end. We were all in tears.

The next day was the 200-mile procession from Midlothian , TX . to Austin for burial. It was a cold, drizzly, windy day, but the people were out. We had dozens of police motorcycles riders, freedom riders five chartered buses and lots of cars. You had to have a pass to be in the procession and still it was huge. Two helicopters circled the procession with snipers sitting out the side door for protection. It was the longest funeral procession ever in the state of Texas . People were everywhere. The entire route was shut down ahead of us … the people were lined up on the side of the road the entire way. Firemen down on one knee, police officers holding their hats over their hearts, children waving flags, veterans saluting as we went by… Every bridge had fire trucks with large flags displayed from their tall ladders … people all along the entire 200 miles standing in the cold weather. It was so heartwarming. Taya rode in the hearse with Chris' body so Derek rode the route with us. I was so grateful to have that time with him.

The service was at Texas National Cemetery. Very few are buried there and you have to apply to get in. It is like people from Civil War, Medal of Honor winners a few from the Alamo and all the historical people of Texas . It was a nice service and the Freedom Riders surrounded the outside of the entire cemetery to keep the crazy church people from Kansas that protests at military funerals away from us. Each SEAL put his Trident (metal SEAL badge) on the top of Chris' casket one at a time. A lot hit it in with one blow. Derek was the only one to take four taps to put his in and it was almost like he was caressing it as he did it. Another tearful moment.

After the service the governor's wife, Anita Perry, invited us to the governor's mansion. She stood at the door and greeted each of us individually and gave each of the SEALs a coin of Texas (she was a sincere, compassionate, and gracious hostess). We were able to tour the ground floor and then went into the garden for beverages and B B Q. So many of the team guys said that after they get out they are moving to Texas. They remarked that they had never felt so much love and hospitality. The charter buses then took the guys to the airport to catch their returning flights. Derek just now called and after a 20 hours flight he is back in his spot, in a dangerous land on the other side of the world, protecting America

We just wanted to share with you the events of  quite an emotional, but blessed week..................... 
and to this day, that WORTHLESS  _______ in the White House has never acknowledged Chris Kyle.

Don Haines