Patriotism. Love of country. In God We Trust. Traditional values. Our American heritage. September 11, 2001. Are they all forgotten?
Not here on The Forgotten Street -- Main Street USA. In the face of trying economic times and the dangerous world in which we live, we want to reclaim the heart of America, to rekindle the common thread of patriotism that should bind all Americans on such major issues as national security, traditional values and energy independence. We will provide you with hard-hitting commentary that cuts through the half-truths, obfuscation and outright lies propagated by the elite media. The Forgotten Street is your source for the real story behind the headlines.
The View From the Bridge
With rough seas ahead, we’re on 24-hour watch, our binoculars focused on the horizon to see what perils lurk in the waters around us.
May 22, 2013
Obama’s Islamist Worldview
Forget the wrangling over whether President Barack Obama is a Muslim. That is a non-issue. What really matters is this: Barack Obama has an Islamist worldview.
As a boy educated by Muslims in Indonesia, he was indoctrinated in one simple tenet: there are believers in Islam and there are non-believers. Believers are holy and sacred, non-believers are evil and must be punished as infidels.
Now we are treated to the spectacle of the 44th President of the United States dividing our nation along similar lines. Those who embrace Obama’s agenda are believers; those who oppose it are infidels who must be punished and destroyed.
One fact is abundantly clear: Barack Hussein Obama is no Christian, despite his pronouncements to that effect. A Christian would not use the IRS to attack Catholics, Evangelicals, Jews, Conservatives and Conservative Hispanics
It’s bad enough that Obama is supporting Islamists in the Middle East against regimes that at their worst at least maintained some stability: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Syria. Yeah, they were subjugated by tyrants, but now they are exposed to exploitation by our worst enemies.
It’s a foreign policy debacle unlike anything we’ve ever seen.
At the same time we are treated to an Administration that is run by hoodlums. The assault on the Free Press is unprecedented in American history. Using the IRS to attack people like Billy Graham is beyond un-American, it is pure Stalinism.
Hoodlums are the kind of people who run guns to Mexican cartels and Syrian rebels who practice cannibalism and genocide. The Obama Administration is arming some of the worst savages on the face of the earth.
With a multiplicity of scandals erupting, the Obama regime is trotting out the lamest of excuses: the government is too big for one man to control. Duh! Who made it that big? The boy wonder whose incompetence is unmatched in American history: TAWPE The Absolute Worst President Ever.
In the midst of his Administration’s total meltdown, look for Obama to once again pivot to creating jobs: like he’s done a hell of a job in that area. Dismal is the only word to describe it.
With the breaking of the IRS news about targeting conservatives and those who are “infidels,” comes even worse news for Obama. Those who were cowed into silence will come forward with more, such as those who lives have actually been threatened.
That’s something I have very personal knowledge about. Trust me when I say there are no accidents or coincidences that occur to those who oppose the Chicago Crime Syndicate that runs the American government.
That’s the View from the Bridge tonight. Well past time for us to thank our April foreign visitors to The Forgotten Street: Germany, The Ukraine, Red China, The Czech Republic, The Netherlands, The Russian Federation, The United Kingdom, South Africa, Lithuania, Vietnam, Romania, Finland, Turkey, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Singapore, Gibraltar, Japan, Poland, Brazil, Spain, The British Indian Ocean Territory, The Seychelles.
May 12, 2013
The Real Difference That Benghazi Makes For Moms
Long before Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are deposited in the ashbin of history, it will be painfully obvious what difference the Obama Administration’s treasonous actions made during the terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three courageous colleagues were consigned to death by government officials who look at everything through the prism of politics, not policy. Mr. Obama even went AWOL for seven hours that have never been accounted for.
Unlike his predecessor George W. Bush, who had a clearly principled foreign policy, Barack Obama is making it up as he goes along. Our allies scratch their heads, wondering, “What does this guy stand for other than what suits Obama’s political agenda?”
They know Obama is a man who cannot be trusted. Any man who would stand before the delegates of the United Nations and blatantly lie numerous times about what happened in Benghazi is a world-class fraud.
Joining him in the foolish deception were Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U. N. Ambassador Susan Rice and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, all pathetic liars whose perfidy borders on treason.
In her shrill, almost maniacal testimony before Congress, Ms. Clinton displayed an arrogance that her boss would envy. With her Mrs. Magoo glasses and her whiny “what difference, at this point, does it make” she made a world-class ass of herself.
The difference is that the families of the four deceased Americans and the American people are entitled to the truth, not shameful lies and the imprisonment of a man who made a video barely seen but was made a scapegoat for the Obama Administration’s rank incompetence and treachery.
Barack Obama has ascended the highest post in American politics through his incredible skills as a liar and con artist. This is a man who celebrates Mother’s Day by bragging about his administration’s free contraceptive giveaway.
Think about the brazen hypocrisy involved: honoring mothers by touting something that prevents women from becoming mothers. Folks, we no longer live in the United States of America. We inhabit Superman’s Bizarro World where up is down, black is white and right is wrong.
To add to the bad news came the revelation we already knew -- that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative and tea party as well as Jewish groups for harassment and needless inquiry regarding their status as non-profit organizations.
Using the IRS to punish political enemies is what we can expect from the Chicago gangsters that run our government. Speaking of Chicago gangsters, let’s not forget Mrs. Magoo herself, a denizen of the Prog-Lib-Commie thuggery that has ruled Chicago for a century.
Few if any have made the connection of Hillary Clinton to the Red snake pit that has infested the Windy City and shaped its political representation. Her time with Saul Alinsky was well spent in making her a deceitful and treacherous human being.
She no doubt will enjoy Mother’s Day, unlike the mothers whose sons were left to die like dogs in Benghazi while Washington ignored their cries for help. That’s not how we on The Forgotten Street, Main Street USA, treat our brethren.
That’s the View From the Bridge today. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms everywhere. My daughter, my grandson and I all have something incredible in common -- each of us have The Best Mom in The World.
April 30, 2013
A Philly Jury Hold’s America’s Fate in its Hands
Today the trial of racist, baby-murdering abortionist Kermit Gosnell ended, and the case passed to the jury for deliberation. But more is at stake than the sorry life of Dr. Gosnell -- America’s very soul and its future as a republic is in the balance.
The United States has reached an incredible crossroad -- what kind of society are we where the most disadvantaged among us can be murdered in cold blood and discarded like garbage?
A society that sanctions such barbarism simply doesn’t deserve to exist.
The horrors that Dr. Gosnell inflicted on poor black women and their babies are the legacy of a Progressive movement that began at the turn of the 20th century with the likes of the barking mad communist Margaret Sanger and her enablers like Woodrow Wilson and the subsequent Prog-Lib-Commies intent on destroying our Judeo-Christian culture.
Today the President of the United States, the fraud Barack Obama, stands up for Planned Parenthood, a criminal enterprise that defrauds American taxpayers on the premise of providing women’s health services while it runs abortion mills as heinous as Dr. Gosnell’s.
Now Dr. Gosnell faces the death penalty, which he has more than richly earned. If he does not deserve that ultimate punishment, then who does? The answer is clear: no one could commit a more horrific crime than he has.
The gift of life is God’s richest treasure for all of us. Those who would destroy or deny it commit the single greatest sin in humanity.
As I have argued before, and no one has had the guts to challenge me, abortion is the greatest moral stain on the USA, worse than slavery.
As a society, we ultimately had the morality and decency to end slavery and right the wrongs that were committed against black Americans. Today, abortion is accepted and continues to ravage black Americans while America turns its head to the worst immorality in history. A society that can kill its babies without remorse or shame is a society destined to die.
That’s the View from the Bridge tonight. May God have mercy on our souls. And, may He give us the strength to confront this evil and destroy it.
April 21, 2013
Our Vulnerability to Terror is Worse Than Ever
The Boston Marathon bombings did much more than kill and maim innocent Americans and terrorize the greater Boston area. They totally shattered a gross fiction that the Obama Administration and Congress have perpetrated: That our country is safer, our border is more secure than ever, and Al QAeda “is on the run.”
We now know much better. Those three treacherous lies lulled many Americans into a very false sense of security. The truth is growing harder for many people to face: our nation has no control over its border, our country has been infiltrated by jihadists bent on our destruction, and our government has lacked the will and sense of purpose to do anything about it.
Hello America, we have become Israel. Our daily life in many cities will now be overshadowed by the threat of horrific incidents like the ones we just witnessed in Boston. We are learning what our Israeli brethren have had to put up with, and what courage it will take to survive and persevere.
Americans are outraged at the heinous crimes of the Tsarnaev brothers, but they should be equally outraged at President Obama for his preening during the recent re-election campaign, bragging about killing Osama Bin Laden and “decimating” Al Qaeda. That braggadocio inflamed the terrorists to strike back.
At the same time, his perfidious foreign policy aided the revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya that have resulted in jihadist regimes taking over in place of governments that were cooperating with the United States in the War on Terror.
Now we are running arms to the rebels in Syria who are predominantly influenced by Al Qaeda, Iran and other Islamist fanatics. The cover-up of the attack on our diplomats in Benghazi is designed to shield Mr. Obama and his fellow travelers in the Administration and Congress from the shameful gun-running to the jihadists in Syria.
Moreover, we should be outraged at the Elite Traitor Media, who went out of their way to try to cover up the Muslim and Chechen connections of the terrorist brothers while some openly hoped that the perpetrator would be shown to be a white American right-winger.
This country has descended into a new madness when honest, everyday Americans who believe in smaller government, attend church and desire lower taxation are portrayed as threats to their country.
While many hope the atrocity in Boston helps pull Americans together, it is clear that the deep divide that already exists has been widened by government leaders who want us to hide our heads in the sand and ignore the very real threat that we face.
There is obviously much more to learn about the Tsarnaev brothers, their associations and what else they had planned before law enforcement heroically caught them. It’s clear the American media is reluctant to follow where the leads may go while the press in Great Britain shows what real journalism is like and develops more information on just how far-ranging this story is.
Keep the victims in Boston in your prayers and ask the Good Lord to give us the strength we’ll need to face the days ahead. This chapter is by no means over, and we will be tested further.
That’s the View from the Bridge tonight. Stay vigilant and don’t hesitate to report anything unusual to the authorities. Bless you all and stay safe.
Our best wishes to foreign visitors to The Forgotten Street in March from: The Ukraine, The Russian Federation, Germany, Red China, The Czech Republic, Australia, Singapore, India, Vietnam, Greece, The United Kingdom, Armenia, Japan, Niue, New Zealand, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Lithuania, Norway and The Netherlands.
April 6, 2013
Prayers For A Beloved Uncle
I humbly ask all of my friends on The Forgotten Street, Main Street USA, to pray for a much beloved uncle who is on his deathbed.
He has lived a very full and interesting life, but now he is plagued by a series of ailments destroying his once hardy body. Compounding the problem are financial woes caused by greedy family members and a major disagreement among his caregivers over the proper course of treatment.
Among the illnesses Unc suffers is a parasitic infection that cannot be contained as it spreads through his body and attacks vital organs. The doctors argue over whether or not the parasites have invaded from the outside or whether once benign internal parasites have now become a malignant curse.
The doctors advocating a medically progressive approach made the monumental blunder of thinking they could introduce parasites to his system that would attack the parasites infecting Unc and turn his condition around.
How wrong they were! He now has double the infection eating him alive. Their progressive nostrums have proven nearly fatal and virtually destroyed his finances.
As this dire situation unfolds, Unc also is plagued by uncaring family members who have looted his once considerable wealth and devastated his financial condition to the point of his now being bankrupt.
The entire situation is a true tragedy. My uncle was once renowned for his generosity and willingness to help others, both neighbors and virtual strangers. He is a profoundly religious man whose heart is broken by the secular progressivism that has eroded traditional values and made those who share his outlook the objects of hatred and scorn by much of society.
Younger members of the medical staff, the residents and even interns, offer other treatment solutions to reinforce my Uncle’s one strong constitution. They keep getting rebuffed by the older docs who think Unc’s constitution is not strong enough for him to rally and survive.
We’ve reached the point where prayer may be our only hope. So again, I humbly ask your prayers and support for a truly beloved Uncle whose life has been a shining example for all to see. With your support, we can make a medical miracle happen.
In your prayers, please remember my Uncle. His name is Sam.
That’s the View from the Bridge today. How I wish old Doc Reagan was around to help us. He always offered the right prescription when we needed it.
To my fellow Christians, I wish the happiest of Easters. To my Jewish brethren, I hope for a sacred Passover.
For this year’s Easter celebration, we Roman Catholics embrace a new Holy Father, Pope Francis, whose first few days in office portend a rebirth of spirituality and new outreach to the world.
This all occurs in a troubled world in which new challenges to peace threaten our daily existence.
As a convert to Catholicism, I have been fortunate to experience the inspiration of great Holy Fathers, especially John Paul II, who history one day will recognize as one of the greatest figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest men of all time.
As he endured serious illness in his waning days as Pope, John Paul showed us the way to the Cross, that all of us must embrace our suffering as our Savior Jesus Christ did two millenium ago. To do any less would be a failure.
Pope Benedict XVI has cemented his reputation as a great theologian, whose writings are among the finest in human history. His humility in resigning from the Papacy was a stunning tribute to his faith and a sterling example for us all to sacrifice ego for the good of many.
Now we have the Argentine Father Jorge, a man of sterling character and humility, whose all encompassing love for the marginalized of society shows us a new way to demonstrate our faith and energize our Church.
The sight of the Holy Father washing the feet of young prisoners did more to impart the message and love of Jesus Christ than anything in recent memory.
But that hasn’t stopped the Prog-Lib-Commies from trying to destroy Pope Francis. Already there are scurrilous lies being propagated in the Elite Traitor Media about Pope Francis colluding with the Argentine junta when he was Bishop of Buenos Aires.
It is all steer manure. The then Father Jorge, as he was known and beloved by Argentines, worked behind the scenes to protect priests and others from the Army goons. Anything that says otherwise is a deliberate untruth.
The Prog-Lib-Commie pimps like Mary Sanchez of the Kansas City Star will repeat the scurrilous lies to advance her commie beliefs and fight a Pope who will not bend to cafeteria Catholics who want to promote abortion and gay marriage.
Ms. Sanchez can take Pope Francis to task all she wants. She is just another sick individual who embraces the satanic rite of abortion, which is an abomination in the eyes of God and a crime against humanity.
Those Catholics like Ms. Sanchez who seek “modernity” do not want to have a religion, but instead a fad that can be changed by the whims of a society caught up in sin.
The alleged progressives should be thrilled with a new Pontiff who has put a major focus on reaching out to the poor and marginalized in our society. But they are too focused on their satanic belief in abortion, the ultimate sin against God Almighty. He gave us the gift of life itself, and those who seek to deny it will burn in Hell forever.
This Easter I weep for joy that our Savior died on the Cross to redeem our sins, that we have a Pope who exemplifies that Christ-like quality to embrace the downtrodden and that God’s Amazing Grace gives sinners like me and so many others a hope that can sustain us in all of life’s trials.
On the Bridge tonight, we want all who love and embrace Christ our Savior to know the peace that comes with His all-encompassing love. For God so loved the world He sent His only Son to die to redeem our sins and to conquer death. God shows that the power of Love will always conquer Evil.
March 16, 2013
The Week the World Was Moved
The rapid selection of a new Pope by the conclave of Cardinals has captured the world’s imagination as the humble Jesuit Bishop of Buenos Aires became the first Pope from the Americas.
The beloved “Father Jorge” is now Pope Francis, who will usher in a new era for the Roman Catholic Church following the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI. Along with many fellow Catholic brothers and sisters around the world, I wept tears of joy for our new Holy Father as a sure sign of the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
In the run-up to the selection, we were treated to the arrogant bigotry of the elite world media, who expounded on a “troubled” Church that faces a host of crises and needs to reexamine its teachings in the light of secular progressivism that is destroying Western civilization as we know it. What they overlook is that the Catholic Church is the largest charitable organization in the world, helping hundreds of millions of the world’s people on a daily basis with basic needs.
Don’t you just love a bunch of non-Catholics, many of whom are agnostic or atheist, trying to tell the Church how it should be run and what it should teach the faithful? Can these fools be any more arrogant and bigoted?
These are the same losers who remain mute while Muslims treat women as chattel and preach the destruction of Jews. Not helping the issue are the “cafeteria” Catholic politicians who thumb their noses at the Church while supporting abortion and same sex marriage.
In other news of the week:
We have President Barack Obama traveling again to promote a loser’s energy policy that ignores the abundant natural riches we have at our disposal here in America.
In his State of the Union, Mr. Obama was quick to try to take credit for the increase in oil production during his presidency. What the Lyin’ King failed to note is that the increase occurred on private land with private investment. Thanks to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and horizontal drilling, production in 2012 reached 6.2 million barrels daily, up from 5.1 million barrels in 2007.
Federal oil production is now below what is was in 2007. U.S. oil production from federal lands was 31% in 2008 and has slid to 26% today. The Obama administration has done more to limit fossil fuel production from federal lands in its tenure than any administration in history.
The boom in natural gas is helping to fuel the anemic recovery. If the Prog-Lib-Commie environmentalists would back off, the economy would begin to show serious growth and unemployment could actually decline.
As of today, we now have more than 89 million Americans of working age who do not work. The labor force participation rate of 63.5% is the lowest in 32 years. Unemployment overall has shown a very modest improvement, but the underlying statistics are scandalous. Consider these appalling rates: black Americans, 13.8%, Hispanics, 9.6% and teens, a disastrous 25.1%. For these groups, an Obama presidency has been horrific and a human tragedy.
Six months after the debacle at the American mission in Benghazi, we still have no real answers, none of the attackers have been brought to justice and the Obama administration has put a gag on the survivors from talking. Why the cover-up?
The truth of what happened in Benghazi will reveal an enormous scandal, one of the worst in American history, a stunning tale of incompetence, international criminality and presidential malfeasance that makes Watergate look like a molehill turned into a mountain. Worse, it reveals the utter moral bankruptcy of the Elite Traitor Media who refuse to do their job in getting the truth for the American people.
That’s the disturbing View from the Bridge tonight. Our best wishes to our foreign visitors in February from: Germany, The Ukraine, The Russian Federation, The Czech Republic, The United Kingdom, France, Red China, Canada, Singapore, Sweden, Japan, The Netherlands, Turkey, Vietnam, Norway, Italy, Poland, Estonia, Finland, Belgium, Australia, Hungary and New Zealand.
January 25, 2013
The Black Holocaust Continues Unabated
Today in Washington D.C., more than a half million (500,000+) concerned Americans marched in the Annual March For Life rally.
If you are a devotee of the Elite Traitor Commie Media, you would never know that. Since the abominable Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision 40 years ago, pro-life Americans have descended upon our nation’s capital to encourage lawmakers to take steps to protect the unborn.
The media is so far in the tank to promote Black Genocide, which is what abortion is all about, that the Associated Press has issued guidelines to not refer to those who oppose Roe v. Wade as pro-life, but as opponents of the Court decision.
That tells you all you need to know about how worthless and despicable the Associated Press is as an alleged news organization.
Americans need to know and face the truth: those who support unlimited abortion rights are racists of the first order: today more than 35 percent of abortions are black babies, even though only 13.6 percent of the overall population are black.
That means out of the 55 million babies who have been slaughtered since the Roe v. Wade decision, more than 20 million have been black, which equals almost half of the current population of black Americans and more than three times the Jews murdered in the Holocaust.
My God, America, how long can we let Satan continue this atrocity!
Abortion was the brainchild of Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, whose original goal was to eliminate the Negro population and those with developmental disabilities or what she called “mental defectives.”
Margaret Sanger, who Hillary Clinton cites as one of her heroes, was the single most evil American who ever lived. Her twisted and sick ideas on eugenics are what inspired Adolf Hitler to kill the Jews in the Holocaust.
Margaret Sanger was Satan’s ultimate whore, and her disgusting and perverted legacy guides Planned Parenthood today in eradicating the black population in America.
Abortion is the ultimate form of racism, and those who support it, are champions of Satanism, either knowingly or unwittingly. It is the single greatest abomination against God, who gave us the precious gift of life to promulgate and protect.
As we have said so many times before on The Forgotten Street, Main Street USA, abortion is the defining moral stain on America, much worse than slavery.
Tonight, with the heaviest of hearts for the many millions of innocents slaughtered, that’s the View from the Bridge tonight.
January 5, 2013
Enough Fracking Nonsense!
Having had the whole global warming/climate change scam blow up in their faces as a monumental hoax, the Prog-Lib-Commies have latched onto a new environmental cause equally as phony.
Energy producers developed a process called hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to use water and trace amounts of chemicals to help release natural gas and oil from deep-rock formations. This science has unleashed an energy production boom that places the United States on course to become energy self-sufficient and the leading energy producer in the world for the rest of this century. States like Pennsylvania once again have a growing economy.
As President Barack Obama and his allies try to resuscitate a stagnant economy with excessive taxation and government spending, his administration and Democrat governors in key states like New York keep trying to regulate fracking in order to derail a capitalist solution to our economic woes.
Of course, this obstructionism has not stopped the President from trying to take credit for the increase in domestic energy production, which has been funded solely by energy companies in spite of his best efforts to thwart them by blocking access to federal land and unleashing the crypto-fascist Environmental Protection Agency to fight them.
Environmental extremists falsely claim that fracking will contaminate groundwater and harm drinking water supplies. Despite their best efforts to falsify test results to manufacture supporting evidence, EPA scientists have been embarrassed by a separate study by the U.S. Geological Survey that reveals the flaws in EPA’s research.
Sticking to their embrace of junk science promoted by anti-capitalist and Arab oil interests, the EPA and their commie acolytes ignore that gas and oil wells drill to depths well below any interaction with aquifers that provide water for human and livestock consumption.
Of course, Hollywood had to get into the act of promoting the fracking nonsense. Promised Land, a new movie starring uber-commie Matt Damon, is anti-fracking propaganda that has been shown to be bankrolled by Arab oil interests in Dubai, who live in fear of an energy independent America. No surprise, Hollywood has been a bedrock of subversion for more than 70 years.
This all comes as no surprise because the Prog-Lib-Commies and Democrat parties thrive on “fracking” nonsense. Consider the recent “fiscal cliff” deal that only serves to kick our staggering debt problem down the road while piling on more government spending.
President Obama, the all-time Lyin’ King and the High Priest of Hypocrisy, has spent much of his time on the national scene blaming America’s economic woes on the “evil Bush tax cuts.” These would be the same tax cuts that he agreed to extend in his first term in a fight over the debt ceiling and that he just made permanent with his signature this week.
This debacle demonstrates the difficulty the President and his party have with basic mathematics. Mr. Obama clearly did not learn arithmetic during his boyhood in Indonesia. He cannot add, subtract or multiply, but he sure as hell can divide.
More “fracking” nonsense surrounded the hullabaloo over the Congressional funding for Hurricane Sandy relief. Speaker John Boehner proved himself the only grown-up in the Capitol when he balked at passing a $60 billion bill packed with outlandish pork that had nothing to do with disaster relief.
He took the p.r. hit for it like a man, while RINO jerks like New Jersey Governor Christ Christie castigated him and Harry Reid further added to his reputation as a petty little tyrant who has thwarted the will of the House of Representatives at every turn.
All Chris Christie achieved was to confirm his reputation as a fat jerk and become the odds-on favorite to become the Republican Party’s next Charlie Crist.
Standing tall in the Senate against the can-kicking exercise that further seals our grandkids’ doom was Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who voted no. Sen. Rubio noted that the so-called tax on the rich would hit a lot more small businesses and that not one penny would be cut in spending, thus ignoring the root of the whole problem.
Marco Rubio is our nation’s best hope for a statesman who has the intelligence, charisma and patriotism to bring our country together again around a Reaganesque vision that may be our last chance for salvation.
That’s the View from the Bridge today. We have to do our part to speak up and make it clear it’s time for the “fracking” nonsense to stop and for our elected representatives to get serious about doing their jobs.
December 30, 2012
TFS Book of the Year a Real Mindblower
As more American, British and Soviet archives from the Cold War era open up, researchers can define more clearly the true history of the run-up to World War II, its prosecution and aftermath.
Noted Cold War experts M. Stanton Evans and Herbert Romerstein have released what The Forgotten Street names as its Book of the Year for 2012: Stalin’s Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt’s Government.
Evans and Romerstein thoroughly document how Soviet agents penetrated the U.S. government during the 1930’s, gaining positions of influence that allowed them to shape American policies that favored the interests of Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union.
What is especially shocking about these revelations is that President Franklin D. Roosevelt turned a blind eye to the infiltration because of his desire to win Stalin’s favor for a post-war creation of the United Nations.
We’ve all seen how well that has worked out. The U.N. may be the single greatest threat to American sovereignty in history.
The authors don’t shrink from naming names of the infamous Stalinist henchmen who put Soviet interests ahead of the best policies for the USA. Of course, the treasonous Alger Hiss is among the core cadre of subversives.
Others in the top echelon include FDR’s right-hand man, Harry Hopkins, White House aide Lauchlin Currie and Assistant Treasury Secretary Harry Dexter White. Each played a critical role in shaping policies that FDR embraced to the world’s detriment.
Much of the research relies on the Venona decrypts compiled by the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the 1940’s. Venona was the code name given to the operation that intercepted encrypted messages between Soviet intelligence officials in the KGB and GRU (Soviet Army intelligence) and their agents in America.
This material was not made public until 1995, and researchers continue to plow through the many thousands of messages to learn more. Romerstein, who once headed the Office to Counter Soviet Disinformation at the U.S. Information Agency from 1983 to 1989, has blazed the trail in uncovering the depth of the treachery from within our government.
The book focuses intently on the Big Three meetings among Stalin, Winston Churchill and FDR at Teheran and Yalta. It is abundantly clear that FDR was in failing health and much of the decision-making fell to trusted aides like Hopkins and Hiss, who in fact were working to advance the Stalinist agenda.
Evans and Romerstein make it clear that the penetration continued in the Truman Administration upon Roosevelt’s death, as many of the subversives remained in their government positions. We are talking about hundreds of individuals placed in critical positions throughout U.S. agencies.
Also revealed is more about the proposed plan by U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau to destroy Germany’s industrial capability after the war and turn that nation into an agrarian society that likely would have been unable to feed itself. With the traitor White’s encouragement, Morgenthau embraced a plan that would have made him a war criminal.
There is so much more in Stalin’s Secret Agents that is highly disturbing, given the tendency of the Prog-Lib-Commies who run our major institutions to keep turning a blind eye to the most shameful period of betrayal in American history.
What really comes through loud and clear is that Senator Joseph McCarthy, painted as the most hated man in recent history by the alleged conventional wisdom, is being vindicated through real scholarship that proves he was 100 percent right in his crusade to expose the Communist infiltration and penetration of the American government.
There is much more truth to surface about Joseph McCarthy, a great patriot who tried to change American policy for the better, as well as the evil forces that thwarted and destroyed him. It will be revealed in the year ahead.
Run, don’t walk, to get your copy of a history that reads like a thriller: Stalin’s Secret Agents: The Subversion of the Roosevelt Government. It was published by Threshold Books of Simon and Schuster. Start the New Year off right by learning the real history that has been covered up far too long.
That’s the View from the Bridge tonight. Happy New Year everyone! It’s up to us to make it that way.
Christmas Eve 2012
Secular Progressives Can’t Deny …
As Christians worldwide gather to celebrate the birth of Our Savior, one fact is undeniable: the miraculous birth of a Jewish boy in Bethelem changed the world for the better by inspiring people to embrace God in a new, reverential and loving way.
Openly hostile elements like radical Islam, atheism and secular progressives want to deny and besmirch Christ’s universal message of peace, a message that has inspired the greatest literature, art and music in the world.
Christmas 2012 brings this dichotomy particularly into focus because of the atrocity in Newtown, Connecticut. While people debate the influence of guns, entertainment violence and secularism, they overlook one overriding issue: Satan exists and promotes Evil in the world by preying on the weak, disturbed and dispirited like young Adam Lanza. We’ve seen it before with Son of Sam, Charles Manson and the Beltway snipers, as well as in Columbine, Aurora, Tucson and too many other places.
The appalling lack of mental health services and the banishment of God from our public schools and public square just open the door that much wider for Satan.
Meanwhile, the Elite Traitor Media are in a full uproar promoting more gun control. These ill-informed fools overlook the basic law of economics: if you ban or prohibit something that people want and are willing to pay for, someone will find the means to obtain it and sell it even if it is illegal. Just look at how well the assault weapon ban already in Connecticut worked.
Have the media knuckleheads never heard of heroin, cocaine, cigarettes or booze? Prohibition or over-taxation never work because they only create a black market.
What fosters the disturbed shooters we’ve seen are broken and dysfunctional families, a culture awash in sex and violence, entertainment media that mock Christianity, anti-Semitic news media that smear Israel, and courts that allow the tyrannical minority of militant atheists to deny the will of the majority to celebrate Christmas.
America’s problem is not guns, as Piers Morgan and other ignorant Europeans believe. The problem is the full-fledged assault on traditional American values waged by the Prog-Lib-Commies and their fellow atheists along with Islamists.
Compounding the problem is the timidity too many Americans have in confronting these destructive forces and standing up for what is right and truly American.
On this blessed day, more than ever Christians must stand together in faith with our Jewish brethren on The Forgotten Street, Main Street, USA, to proclaim and bear witness to the wisdom of the Old Testament and the New Testament. Our common heritage founded and built this great Republic. With God’s grace and mercy, we shall keep it!
That’s the View From the Bridge tonight. May God bless you all with a happy and joyous Christmas!
December 21, 2012
The View from the Bridge tonight is hazy. Off the port bow (left) we have knee-jerk liberals (emphasis on jerk) calling for more gun control while our society spirals downward into further degradation.
Off the starboard bow (right) we had the National Rifle Association (NRA) weighing in with a proposal in line with what The Forgotten Street, Main Street USA, can heartily embrace.
The NRA, of which I am a proud member, has called for a National School Shield Program made up of retired police and military officers who would volunteer to help protect our public schools. We have armed guards at our airports, banks and shopping malls so why wouldn’t we protect our most precious assets, our children?
This program could be done at little cost. I know many retired men who would be happy to handle such a responsibility and expect no reward other than a free school lunch.
Wayne La Pierre, NRA executive vice president, gave a powerful presentation in which he castigated the news media and Hollywood for creating a sick culture and climate for violence.
Consider this: “In the race to the bottom, media conglomerates compete with one another to shock, violate and offend every standard of civilized society by bringing an ever-more-toxic mix of reckless and criminal cruelty into our homes - every minute of every day of every month of every year.”
He noted, “… a thousand music videos that portray life as a joke and murder as a way of life. And then, they have the nerve to call it ‘entertainment. But is that what it really is? Isn’t fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really the filthiest form of pornography?”
Wayne La Pierre and the NRA get it. They reflect the true values of The Forgotten Street, Main Street USA.
The Prog-Lib-Commie elites in Hollywood, DC and NYC and other liberal outposts are leading the degradation and destruction of our society. Wake up, America! Quite patronizing these perverts, and let the whore advertisers who support them know that you will no longer patronize them.
That’s The View From the Bridge Tonight
December 17, 2012
Evil Comes to Newtown
As we sail through choppier seas, we are horrified by the Evil that has landed in Newtown, Connecticut, just another part of The Forgotten Street, Main Street USA.
The lesson here is that Satan respects no boundaries. He visits humanity wherever he chooses to inflict his evil ways.
The senseless murders of innocent children have horrified our nation, but they also rip open a hideous scab that has affected our nation for a generation.
What we have witnessed with the murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School is a product of a broken society, one in which we have a degraded culture, awash in brazen sexuality and violence. No wonder our youth are so confused and alienated.
The dysfunctionality we witness today is a function of the breakdown of the American family, ravaged by divorce, the banishment of God from our schools and the public square, and an entertainment industry that has gone out of its way to portray America in the worst possible light as a Godless society fixated on violence and perversion.
The crazed shooter in Connecticut was the product of a broken home and an educational system ill-equipped to deal with the marginalized student who can’t fit in.
We also have to wonder why his mother was in possession of a Bushmaster automatic weapon. That makes no sense whatsoever. It’s one thing to possess a handgun to protect yourself and your family, but why have a weapon of truly mass destruction?
Of course, we have the usual ghouls coming out of the political and Hollywood arenas to try to capitalize on the murders of children. What kind of sick bastards would use the bloodied, butchered bodies of children to make cheap political points?
What happened in Newtown is a clear demonstration that evil exists in our world, and Satan is real. He preys on the weak and weak-minded to get them to do his perverted bidding. To deny that and think otherwise is pure folly that invites more Newtowns.
To compound the problem, we have militant atheists who are trying to banish God from American society. I have no problem with those who choose not to believe, but I detest and loathe as absolute traitors those who would deny Christians and Jews the right to celebrate their religious heritage and educate school children about our heritage as a nation founded on religious freedom.
Militant atheists, such as American Atheists, American Humanist Association and Freedom From Religion Foundation are the agents of Satan, attacking religious freedom from the worst kind of bigotry and hatred. They are a clear and present danger to our country.
Secular progressivism is the handmaiden to atheism, equally as sick and perverse. Their beliefs complement Communism and undermine the principles of our democratic republic.
These evil forces will push gun control as the answer to the atrocity in Newtown, but in reality gun control is as effective as urinating up a rope. What’s to prevent a demented individual from creating a suicide vest with explosives ala the perverted Palestinians?
The answer is to heal a warped society that has abandoned God and embraced Satan. Hollywood at one time made the United States the envy of the world by portraying a society of freedom and hope. Now all we see is America portrayed as a villain, taking advantage of the world to enrich itself. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
The American people are the most generous and loving people in world history. And, for Hollywood to portray otherwise is a gross and irresponsible perversion.
Unless we heal our broken society, and overcome the secular progressivism and atheism that has pushed God to the sidelines, America doesn’t stand a chance and future Newtowns will become our future.
That’s the View from the Bridge tonight.
December 11, 2012
The Waves Are Breaking Over the Bow
Our ship of state is floundering in very choppy seas, as the view from The Bridge tonight is disturbing.
The President and the Congress continue their Kabuki dance around the Fiscal Cliff. There is one point of clarification we need to underscore: Any talk of spending cuts is pure steer manure.
The Washington definition of a spending cut no way resembles that of what we on The Forgotten Street, Main Street USA, know as a spending cut. If you need to trim 5% of your family budget, it hurts here and there.
Washington has never cut spending in history. What the liars and frauds talk about is cutting the rate of growth in the built-in spending increases that are packed into every budget. If the budget of Agency X is $1 million, they’re talking about a two percent increase instead of a four percent increase, not taking the level down to $950,000.
Let me get even clearer: in our lifetime, we will never see a federal budget decrease by one dollar. The President of the United States, a lying fraud, wants to pretend that ten years from now we won’t be spending money on the war in Afghanistan so that counts as a cut. Maybe if you rely on the Indonesian math he learned as a boy.
Equally disturbing is that a captain of industry, General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, was quoted today talking about how well Chinese Communism works.
Sure, Communism works in a totalitarian state where many of the workers are no better than slaves and you can kill your opposition with impunity.
Besides being a raving incompetent, Immelt is a brownnosing, butt-kisser who has played up to Obama to get government favors in alternative energy and other nefarious schemes.
It’s time for Jack Welch to weigh in on how his successor is a damn disgrace and total loser.
Today we saw some progress in Michigan as the Legislature and Governor made that downtrodden mess of a state the 24th state to embrace right-to-work laws.
Maybe now Michigan will be able to compete and survive after the disastrous reign of former Gov. Granholm, a Prog-Lib-Commie who virtually destroyed the economy, with the help of unions blinded by pure greed.
Meanwhile, the Democrats who are so damn big on a woman’s right to choose, don’t give a fig about a worker’s right to choose to be in a union or not, or parents’ right to choose where their kids go to school.
For those keeping score, the chaos in Egypt show what phony baloney the entire Arab Spring was and is. It’s all about the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist radicals grabbing control of Arab states.
Meanwhile in Syria, we are about to make the same mistake we made in Libya. Supporting a coalition of who knows what to supplant a dictator, regardless of the consequences. The fools at the State Department and White House obviously pay no attention to the fiasco that unfolded in Iran in 1979.
Assad is a reprehensible villain, but what do we know about those who would replace him? The devil is in the details and we need to recognize the devil we know versus what may replace him.
Thanks for reading! We face the perils of a lifetime with a regime that does not respect us, the Constitution or our traditional values. Take heart and pray hard.
Our thanks to our visitors from foreign lands in November: The Czech Republic, The Russian Federation, The Ukraine, Canada, The British Indian Ocean Territory, Germany, Poland, Red China, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Norway, The United Arab Emirates, Nepal, Sweden, New Zealand, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, The Seychelles, Vietnam, Slovenia and Finland. God bless you all!
December 1, 2012
Welcome to Obama’s DSA: The Divided States of America
Barack Hussein Obama has accomplished what a British invasion, a civil war, a Great Depression and two World Wars could not do -- he has transformed The United States of America into The Divided States of America.
You won’t ever hear Lee Greenwood signing, “God Bless the DSA!”
Through a brutish election campaign built on character assassination, egregious lies, fear, envy and pure hatred, Mr. Obama pitted Americans against each other in his bid to win re-election.
When he first took the oath of office as President of the United States on January 20, 2009, he perpetrated a monumental fraud. When the American people entrust a leader with the Presidency, it is with the expectation that he will act in the interest of all the people, not just those who voted for him.
But like a leopard, Mr. Obama cannot change his spots or what he really is: a community organizer and Chicago wardheeler who brings the mentality that those who oppose him must be crushed at any cost.
America is now as divided as any time in modern history between those who expect the government to guarantee them cradle-to-grave security, versus those who still embrace traditional values of self-reliance and equal opportunity.
The Lyin’ King insinuates that those who oppose him are racists and boldly claims that Republicans are waging a “war” on women and the disadvantaged. He makes no effort to bring us together as a country. He simply rubs salt in the open wounds in our society.
As the country faces the so-called “fiscal cliff” at the end of the year, the President disdains any face-to-face negotiations with Republican leaders and puts forth proposals he knows they can never accept. Instead he travels on our dime to stoke fear and animosity with his never-ending campaign.
To make his arrogance even more disgusting, Mr. Obama plans another luxurious vacation at a millionaire’s retreat in Hawaii at a time when everyday Americans struggle to provide their families with a modest Christmas, and millions face the coming New Year with no prospect of employment.
Barack Obama clearly wants the DSA to go over the fiscal cliff so he can continue his forte, the blame game. He sees this looming crisis as his chance to destroy the Republican Party and install a Hugo Chavez-like regime built on the cult of his personality and monumental ego.
Let’s see Barack Obama for what he is: a thin-skinned, insecure sissy with no appreciation for the duties of his office, no sense of stewardship for the American government and no devotion to the U.S. Constitution or America’s heritage.
In 2008, he said he would “transform” The United States of America. He has. We now live in The Divided States of America, with our better days behind us.
Those who sat home on Election Day, and could not bring themselves to turn out for Mitt Romney, now will learn the bitter consequences elections can have.
As far as the future is concerned, the GOP must stick to its guns and not let the President win his dangerous, sick and evil game of “chicken.” Let the DSA go over the cliff. Maybe then, we can pick up the pieces and rebuild the USA.
November 18, 2012
Forget a Deal, This Bus is Hurtling Over the Cliff
President Obama, true to his community organizer roots, never wanted a bipartisan deal on taxes and the budget. That’s why he has resorted to the used car salesman bait & switch, make a deal on taxes now and we’ll talk about spending cuts later.
Republicans would be total fools to fall into this trap. Now is the time to call the President’s bluff. Let all the Bush tax cuts expire, let the payroll tax regress to its original place and let the chips fall where they may.
The fundamental problem in this whole scenario is that the President of the United States is totally incompetent and unequipped to deal with the situation.
He is a community organizer by trade, who can only push action by rabble rousing.
He has no skills as an executive, no ability to negotiate, no experience relevant to a second term. If J. C. Hawkins were President, he would take all the Congressional leadership to Camp David for a retreat, and say, “We ain’t leaving here until we have a deal.”
Hey, I’ll be available in 2016.
America, let’s face the truth. With Harry Reid in charge of the Senate, the single most incompetent elected official in the history of our Republic, we are royally screwed.
Captain Jack has a full watch on, and we will let you know what mischief is brewing in D.C.
November 26, 2012
Will somebody please tell President Obama that he got re-elected and it’s time to stop the campaign B.S.? As he gets ready to enter his fifth year as President of the United States, maybe he should wake up and realize he is supposed to represent all of the people, not the sheep who elected him.
In the midst of negotiating the upcoming budget and tax deal, Mr. Obama has made it perfectly clear, it’s his way or the highway. And, he shows that the only math he understands is division.
Hey, Lyin’ King, you won by the skin of your teeth, not a freakin’ landslide! There is no mandate, only the expectation that you will grow up and act like an adult.
The economy remains in shambles, the world is collapsing around us and Mr. Smooth acts like everything is hunky-dory.
We got a temporary cease-fire in the Middle East between Hamas and Israel, which has about as much chance of lasting as I have of playing quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I know they are running low on possibilities, but I ain’t in the realm.
Mr. Morsi in Egypt is starting to make Hosni Mubarak look pretty damn good. Once again, the American government has thrown its only hope under the bus, just like it did with the Shah of Iran in 1979.
Hey, folks, there are Muslims and there are Muslims, but the fundamentalists among the crew are absolutely toxic. The Arab Spring was just the pretext to let the inmates run the asylum.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am voting for the Fiscal Cliff. Let’s run the damn bus into the gorge and let the chips fall where they may. It may be our only hope of getting the ship of fools in Washington to face up to reality.
America is broke, out of money, out of hope, and sick of Obama’s misguided “transformation” of the USA into the new Soviet Union.
We on The Forgotten Street, Main Street USA, want our country back and want the elites in both parties in Washington, as well as the Prog-Lib-Commies in our major institutions (government, academia, media, religion) to know that we are sick of their perfidy and treachery.
The Prog-Lib-Commies write us off as minority old, white people. Yeah, but we still have the money, and we’ve got the guns and our God, which they disdain and scorn. Your day of reckoning is on the horizon.
Thanksgiving Day, 2012
The Wisdom of George Washington Endures
The United States began its observance of Thanksgiving under the leadership of our first and greatest President, George Washington. Consider these words from the first Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1789:
“Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to ‘recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.’
“Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation…”
The opening words of his proclamation prove conclusively that the Founders were religious people who believed our rights come naturally from God and are inalienable.
Now, we on The Forgotten Street, Main Street USA, find ourselves, 223 years later, fighting the secularists who want to eradicate God from the public square, community events and our schools. Clearly a nation founded on a strong belief in God must do all it can to keep the religious nature of Thanksgiving alive by openly and publicly giving thanks for the many blessings that have come upon the United States of America.
The bigoted, extreme atheists who want to deny us our rights need to be fought tooth and nail until they are consigned to the Hell they deserve,
As we gather today with family, friends and neighbors, let us have a firm resolve to count our many blessings and remember those who are far from home defending the freedoms we are trying so hard to preserve for their benefit upon their return from dangerous parts of the world.
Let us also pray for the victims of Hurricane Sandy who have lost their homes and those who are still without power, heat or any trace of meaningful assistance from a Federal government that seems more intent on photos ops than action.
Another observance today
As we gather for Thanksgiving, those of us who remember where we were 49 years ago today have never forgotten the shock and horror of November 22, 1963: the brutal assassination of our President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
The murder was carefully planned and executed with military-like precision. And, the truth was whitewashed by the Warren Commission, whose conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing President Kennedy has been proven ludicrous.
As we near the 50th anniversary of this atrocity, we must resolve that the truth shall be uncovered and those who committed this heinous crime against America should be held accountable in the historical record. Given the passage of time, those responsible no doubt are burning in Hell.
We must remember President Kennedy as a great patriot, a true war hero, a man whose love for our country was limitless, a leader who appealed to our better angels and reminded us to “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
If only our fellow citizens would take those words to heart today. Shamefully, his own Democrat party doesn’t.
His courage in handling the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 was incredible, and his call to land men on the moon moved our nation to an era of unparalleled scientific achievement.
The most extreme of the Prog-Lib-Commies keep up their barrage of character assassination with sordid tales of President Kennedy’s personal life, some likely true, others grossly exaggerated to tarnish him so there will be no demand for the truth of his death.
Today I give thanks for the good JFK did for our country and his call for Americans to serve their fellow citizens and keep America a shining beacon of freedom.
Finally, it’s only fitting to recall the Thanksgiving words of our second greatest President, Ronald Wilson Reagan, from his first Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1981:
“Let us recommit ourselves to that devotion to God and family that has played such an important role in making this a great Nation, and which will be needed as a source of strength if we are to remain a great people.”
From The Forgotten Street, “Happy Thanksgiving, and God bless you all with His merciful Bounty and everlasting Grace!”
November 20, 2012
Reagan Right, Obama Wildly Wrong
When Ronald Reagan first proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) to use missiles to intercept incoming missiles and defend America, the Prog-Lib-Commies dismissed it by calling it a “Buck Rogers fantasy” and “Star Wars.” Their snide and smarmy condescension has been shown to be idiocy.
God forbid that the United States would gain a strategic advantage over the Prog-Lib-Commies’ beloved Soviet Union. As it turns out, recent events in the Middle East have proven President Reagan as 100% right and totally presicient.
Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense has completely blunted Hamas’ assault on the Jewish state and forced the Islamist terrorists into the position of seeking a truce.
This is the same missile defense concept that Barack Hussein Obama has undercut in Eastern Europe by canceling its deployment in Poland in acquiescence to his master, Vladimir Putin.
What else would you expect from a man who would appear before the United Nations and six times tell a bald-faced lie that the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi was prompted by an anti-Muslim video on YouTube?
There, I’ve done it. I’ve criticized President Obama. So how long will it be before the stenographers on MSNBC will accuse me of racism? According to Chris Matthews and Richard Wolfe, any criticism of the President, Eric “The Red” Holder and Susan Rice is predicated on racism.
Sorry. My criticism is based on the fact that all three are woefully incompetent, dishonest and anti-American. The color of their skin does not affect me at all. It’s the reddish hue of their politics.
While I’m at it, let’s throw EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson into the mix. She leads the vanguard of Prog-Lib-Commies committed to destroying capitalism and America as we know it.
To hide her evil agenda, she and her aides have taken to setting up private email accounts to conceal their nefarious schemes from the public in direct contradiction of the law.
At the same time, none of us, the average people on The Forgotten Street, can hide our private communications from the prying eyes of the all-powerful Regime. Just ask David Petraeus how he feels.
The power concentrated in the central government, at the expense of our federalist origins and the sovereign states created by the Constitution, can all be traced to Abraham Lincoln, who put America on the path to a new form of enslavement while he freed the slaves.
The current slobbering over Lincoln in movies and other cultural forums is unseemly, given how his legacy is an ever-growing government that diminishes individual freedom and liberty.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead, America, as we seek a safe harbor from the threats around us. Now we must draw on our courage and the example of our Founders, who risked all to give us a new birth of liberty. I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.
November 19, 2012
After the November 6 debacle, as America chose status quo over real change, The Forgotten Street has gone on patrol to reveal the trials that lie ahead. In our new format, we will touch on the daily topics that concern all of us.
With the fiscal cliff approaching at warp speed, and the Benghazi fiasco evolving into a major scandal of Watergate proportions (except much bigger!) the President of the United States is off on another foreign jaunt to escape his responsibilities.
Mr. Obama is falling into the same pitfall that ended the presidency of Richard Nixon. He has failed abysmally to blame the attack on the Libyan consulate on a provocative video, just as Nixon called Watergate “a third rate burglary.” In both cases, the respective Presidents were shown to be damn liars.
The President not only has a potential financial meltdown to deal with along with a blossoming Libyan scandal, he is watching the Middle East dissolve into chaos with the Hamas rocket assault on Israel.
Like previous Presidents, Mr. Obama is trying to play the “honest broker” in the Palestinian/Israeli mess, which means he is doomed to fail. Trying to play both sides against the middle is the height of dishonesty.
This is a time for real honesty and courage, when an American president should clearly indicate he stands with Israel and backs the Jewish state unconditionally. Were J. C. Hawkins President, he would state unequivocally that Egypt, Hamas, Turkey, and other Arab states risk the 100% suspension of all American foreign aid immediately if Hamas continues to send rockets into Israel.
At home we are treated to union thuggery, bringing Hostess, an American icon to its knees, with a senseless strike. Even the Teamsters were above such goon-like idiocy. A federal judge has intervened to order mediation, but this situation does not promise to end well, with 18,500 jobs hanging in the balance.
Kudos to the Hostess management for standing up to face down the union goons!
The environmental nuts remain on the loose, wreaking havoc on America to further their communist agenda. Nothing shows the folly of their ways better than what has happened to the price of corn. Too much of the corn crop is being diverted to fulfill the insane ethanol mandate.
We all are being forced, by a Soviet-style decree, to fill our gas tanks with a fuel that will ultimately destroy our cars’ engines. This madness is done in the name of the environment when it really comes down to creating a giant welfare program for corn farmers.
More of the U.S. corn crop now goes to make ethanol than feed livestock used to feed Americans and the world. As a result, corn prices have shot through the roof. What cost $2 to $3 a bushel in 2005 now ranges from $5.50 to $8 a bushel. As a result, chicken prices have jumped from 25 cents a pound to 45 cents a pound, heading very soon to 55 cents a pound.
So America, as you cruise the grocery aisles and wonder why food prices are outpacing your dwindling budget, thank the environmental Prog-Lib-Commies who don’t give a damn about you or the future of our country.
That’s what we see from the Bridge tonight. Thanks for reading. We’ll get through these choppy seas together and find a safe harbor on The Forgotten Street once more, once we realize we have enemies among us who we must and will defeat.
November 5, 2012
The Forgotten Street Will Be Heard!
Six years ago, on November 1, 2006, I started The Forgotten Street. I did it out of a “love of country” to give a voice to the millions of God-fearing, hardworking, taxpaying Americans who have been sold down the river by Corporate Bandits and the Ruling Elites who are looting America of its wealth.
Tonight, on the cusp of the most pivotal election in our lifetime, Mitt Romney is appealing to our better instincts and asking for support from those who embrace traditional American values, peace through strength, fiscal sanity and a sense of personal responsibility for the generations yet to come.
In contrast, President Barack Obama is appealing to envy and class hatred, the darker angels in our souls. The most divisive and dishonest President in American history rejects the values of The Forgotten Street, Main Street USA, because he looks at those who inhabit it with disdain and contempt.
We are the little people, who embrace our God and our guns, who place our hands over our hearts with tears in our eyes when we hear the Star Spangled Banner play. We are the people who resent that the Prog-Lib-Commies have taken God and prayer out of our schools, that these godless cretins have forced us to pay for abortions that result in black genocide and mock marriage as a sacred bond between a man and a woman as God intended it.
November 6, 2012, is a day in which the future course of America will be determined. We can step forward now, as have other patriotic Americans like the Great Silent Majority, the Reagan Revolution and the Tea Party to tell the elites in Washington, the mainstream media, academia and corporate America that we are fed up with their self-centered bullshit and assault on American values.
Tomorrow may be our last chance to change the course of history. You have it in your power to stand for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to get America back on track and put the Comeback Team in charge. With God’s blessing and our fervent resolve, we can make it happen!
Thanks for reading! Always remember, it’s a great day to be am American!
Watching our election tomorrow will be The Forgotten Street’s October visitors from: Germany, The Russian Federation, The Ukraine, The Netherlands, Poland, Italy, The Czech Republic, Lithuania, Red China, South Africa, Vietnam, The United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Estonia, Guatemala, Brazil, The British Indian Ocean Territory, Norway, The Seychelles, India and Canada.
November 4, 2012
Obama’s Deceit, Lies & Cover-up About Libya
The continued fallout from the Benghazi terrorist attack shows no signs of letting up as more of Barack Obama’s perfidy comes to the fore.
The horrific and unnecessary murder of four American public servants is totally inexcusable, but it only covers up what set the entire debacle in motion: a foreign policy blunder of epic proportions outrivaled only by Jimmy Carter’s decision to throw the Shah of Iran under the bus. We still are living with the perilous consequences of that fiasco.
President Obama’s decision to use American military power to oust Colonel Gadhafi from ruling Libya was clearly unconstitutional and morally outrageous.
The United States government, under the leadership of President George W. Bush, had reached an accord with Gadhafi, who gave up his nuclear ambitions and became an ally in the fight against Al Qaeda and other Islamic jihadists.
Without any consultation with the United States Congress, Mr. Obama unleashed American bombers to aid the insurgency against Gadhafi’s government. The result has been an Islamist takeover of Libya in which elements of Al Qaeda now play prominent roles in ruling.
The unwarranted bombing destroyed the Libyan military and police infrastructure, as well as killed untold innocent civilians. The Nobel Peace Prize winning President Obama now can, and should be, branded a war criminal.
In his re-election bid, Mr. Obama boasts about killing Osama Bin Laden and neutralizing Al Qaeda. It is a hollow boast because there is no physical evidence to prove Bin Laden is dead and Al Qaeda is resurgent in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran.
When I first learned of the attack on the U. S. Consulate, I immediately thought it had the look of an inside job in which the Libyans who were supposed to provide security were in fact aiding and abetting the attackers.
There is evidence suggesting that a member of Al Qaeda was assigned responsibility for providing security for the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli and that the Obama Administration and the State Department were aware of that fact and approved it.
The Libyan National Transitional Council had designated Libyan rebel Abdel Hakim al-Khowailidi Belhaj to assume responsibility for security for all international embassies in Tripoli. Belhaj had previously been embraced by Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri as “the amir of the mujahideen” in 2007.
The Obama Administration is moving heaven and earth to prevent the truth from coming out. First, they created the absurd fairy tale of a YouTube video provoking random mobs to protest and then attack.
Second, they lied by denying that the handful of Americans trying to defend Ambassador Stevens were ignored when they called for military assistance to rescue them from the well-organized terrorist attack.
Fox News has been the leading news organization to construct a timeline of the consulate attack that seriously disputes the conflicting accounts put out by the White House, the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency, all of which failed miserably in this crisis.
What is most troubling is how the Obama foreign policy has actively worked to destabilize governments in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Syria without identifying viable alternatives to the existing regimes.
A hard truth about the Middle East: men like Hosni Mubarak, Moammar Gadhafi and Hafez Assad gained and held power because each country is made up of rival Islamic factions (Shia, Sunni, Sufi, Alawite) that have fought each other for control. Sadly, authoritarian regimes have a much larger history in that part of the world because of the unstable infighting among Muslims.
It’s all well and good to support democratic movements to bring greater freedom. But before new governments can grow out of chaos, viable political parties that respect the rule of law, and not brute force, have to be created.
The Libyan debacle will continue regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s presidential election. As more truth comes to light, it’s obvious that the deception and outright lies of Barack Obama are hiding a much more malignant story.
Congress should begin an immediate investigation into how the Obama Administration smuggled arms into Libya, Tunisia and Syria to help spur on radical Islamist elements under the guise of promoting democracy and freedom.
All one need do is to look at the savages in Syria who recently executed captured Syrian troops in the most brutal fashion imaginable. What rational person could possibility think these sub-humans offer a better alternative to Bashar Assad?
We need a President who will provide real leadership and promote the true American values of The Forgotten Street, Main Street, USA, not deceit and betrayal of long-time allies.
Mitt Romney is the man to provide that leadership.
Thanks for reading! Always remember, it’s a great day to be an American!
October 27, 2012
Obama/Biden: Rise of the Vulgarians
The 2012 presidential campaign has revealed Barack Obama and running mate Joe Biden for what they are: vulgar, classless, crass politicians.
The dictionary defines vulgar in these ways:
Vulgar: coarse in manners, ill-mannered, gauche, tasteless
Certainly during the presidential and vice presidential debates we saw how lacking in manners both President Obama and Vice President Biden are. They constantly tried to talk over and interrupt their opponents. They disrespected their opponents by openly showing their disdain. Clearly their mothers did not raise them right. Such immaturity wouldn’t be tolerated in our grandson’s first grade classroom.
In the past few days we have been treated to the President of the United States referring to his Republican opponent as a “bullshitter,” the Vice President trying to console the father of one of the Seals slaughtered in Libya by speculating about the size of the deceased hero’s genitals, and their re-election campaign reaching out to young women with the concept that voting for the President for the first time is like having sex for the first time.
It’s incredible to think that these crude individuals hold the two highest positions in the American government. They don’t represent true American values: they are Vulgarians.
The President in particular has taken his office to an all-time low by reveling in his celebrity. It’s clear he is focused on staying President, not being President, because he has abandoned his duties in so many ways during his tenure. He spends inordinate time on talk and late night comedy shows while holding no press conferences.
Raising campaign funds in Las Vegas during the onset of the Libyan crisis, instead of taking command of the situation, was especially galling. When America needed its Commander-in-Chief, Barack Obama went AWOL.
The Lyin’ King’s recent behavior is especially strange. He appeared on the ghastly talk show, The View, and joked about being “eye candy” for the lady hosts. Then his campaign comes out with the incredibly vulgar ad comparing voting for Obama to having sex for the first time.
It is becoming increasingly obvious that Barack Obama not only has insecurities about his racial identity, but his sexuality as well. He goes out of his way in public to tout his sex appeal while he is in fact the least manly Chief Executive we have seen in our lifetime.
Watching him mince around in his effete manner and preen for the cameras is actually painful. His boasting about the alleged demise of Osama Bin Laden and his use of drones to indiscriminately kill people, including American citizens in Yemen, do nothing to overcome his prissiness and peevishness.
The Obama fixation on female reproduction and sexuality is downright bizarre. Mr. Obama has assumed the role of First Pimp for Planned Parenthood.
At presidential inaugurations, it is traditional to have a poetry reading. Should Obama be re-elected, we’re likely to be treated to a recitation of “The Vagina Monologues.”
It’s all well and good to make light of Barack Obama’s peculiarities, but we really must unravel the Libyan scandal to reveal his true identity as a war criminal. More on that in our next installment, assuming Hurricane Sandy does not disrupt The Forgotten Street in New England.
Thanks for reading! Always remember, it’s a great day to be an American. In just 10 days, we can make Mitt Romney President of the United States!
October 21, 2012
So Much to Ponder, So Little Time …
Just a little over two weeks from the 2012 election, this weekend provides a lot to think about with such importance on the line. So, I’ll treat you to a little stream of consciousness on a variety of topics that are in the front of my mind:
2016: Obama’s America
Today my wife and I watched this extraordinary documentary by Dinesh D’Souza, which probes the President’s questionable motivations and associations. D’Souza does the job that the Elite Traitor Media have avoided for five years. It offers a disturbing look at the forces that shape Barack Obama and place our nation on a dangerous downward slide. I cannot urge you strongly enough to watch this film.
In Praise of George McGovern
The passing of former Senator and presidential candidate George McGovern marks the death of traditional Democratic liberalism. Senator McGovern was a true American patriot, a pilot in WWII, a political leader who appealed to people’s better instincts. He would be horrified to see what has happened to the Democrat party under the leadership of Prog-Lib-Commies and gangsters who seek to demonize and destroy those who disagree with them. George McGovern was a gentleman in every sense of the word. During his presidential run I had the privilege to meet him in my capacity as a newspaper reporter and was impressed with his sincerity and clear love of America.
The Government’s Shameful Treatment of Veterans
The Wounded Warriors non-profit charity does a phenomenal job of helping our nation’s heroes regain and rebuild their lives upon their return from active duty. When I see their ads on the evening Fox News, I boil with rage that our veterans have to rely on the charity and volunteerism of their fellow Americans to get the help they need. Clearly, the government’s failure to provide these vital programs is shameful, a national disgrace. We all can thank God for Wounded Warriors and must support this fine organization all we can. But we should condemn the lack of leadership in Washington to give our troops the help they have so heroically earned. But somehow, Mr. Obama and his cohorts can find plenty of money for Obama-phones and food stamps.
Out Damned Spot!
Like Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have blood on their hands, the blood of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and his three colleagues who were assassinated in Libya in an Al Qaeda-orchestrated terrorist attack. Now, even weeks later, the Obama Administration still can’t get its story straight. All we can see is their thinking they could rely on Libyan militia to protect our diplomats was incompetence of the highest order. The murders were the direct result of a major foreign policy blunder by President Obama in ousting the Gadhafi dictatorship, which has plunged Libya in lawless chaos because American bombing wiped out the police and military infrastructure that held that society together.
The Romney/Ryan Vision Inspires
As we near the third and final debate in the presidential contest, Governor Romney has to continue to present his vision for America, which in some instances seems Reaganesque. In contrast, Barack Obama offers no sense of what he will do with a second term. 2016: Obama’s America offers an insight in the absence of the President’s plan for America. If he really stated what he plans to do, he would lose in a landslide. Fortunately, it’s very apparent that’s exactly what is going to happen anyway.
So there’s a glimpse of what folks on The Forgotten Street are thinking about.
Thanks for reading! Always remember, it’s a great day to be an American!
October 10, 2012
Obama’s Libyan Debacle Makes Watergate Look Like Child’s Play
In my four decades of chronicling politics in America, I have never seen anything that can rival the debacle in Libya now unfolding before our eyes.
We have a scandal of epic proportions that dwarfs anything in recent memory.
Here are just the highlights:
· An American ambassador was assassinated and three others murdered in a brutal terrorist attack on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on America;
· When confronted with the news, the President of the United States, the Secretary of State, the Ambassador to the United Nations and the President’s Press Secretary told outrageous, bald-faced lies to the American people to cover up the fact that the consulate was left with inadequate security and that Al Qaeda was responsible for the terrorist attack.
· These senior officials tried to pin the attack on a lame anti-Islamic video that spawned protests in the Middle East that never occurred outside the Benghazi consulate.
· As a result, the Administration wound up apologizing for the video and undercutting free speech in America.
Friends, put very simply, this makes Watergate look like a third-rate burglary, which it was. The only difference is that the CIA was engaged in a coup to remove Richard Nixon from office after his landslide 1972 electoral victory.
The real story about Watergate and a host of other American scandals are on the cusp of coming out. When it does, the Prog-Lib-Commies who have subverted most American institutions will be finally revealed for the traitors they have been and are.
Tonight Fox News presented a timeline of the Obama Administration’s perfidy on the Libyan crisis, underscoring the dishonesty, incompetence and deceit that have been its hallmarks.
At the very least, Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice should be fired and President Obama should apologize for the mishandling of the crisis.
When the American people needed a strong President to stand up and confront terrorism, the effete, diffident weakling in the White House spent his time talking to David Letterman and Joy Behar, the epitome of American losers, instead of fulfilling his duties as President.
Let me state it clearly: Barack Hussein Obama has betrayed the Office of the Presidency and the American people in his incompetent handling of the Libyan terrorist attack. He certainly does not deserve re-election and now it’s time for the House of Representatives to consider if he has committed impeachable offenses.
Thanks for reading! Always remember, it’s a great day to be an American.
September 27, 2012
Netanyahu: This Generation’s Churchill
In his speech today to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed the mantle of “Leader of the Western World” by warning his audience of the dangers of Iran obtaining nuclear weaponry.
By drawing both a symbolic and realistic red line around Iranian nuclear empowerment, Mr. Netanyahu approached Churchillian heights in affirming his moral leadership in a world where Western civilization has pulled its dress over its head and cowered in the face of Islamist bullying.
The United Nations, living up to its reputation as the most amoral and worthless organization on earth (besides Planned Parenthood), allowed the leaders of the Palestinian Authority and Iran, both virulent anti-Semites, to address the world body on Yom Kippur, the holiest of Jewish holidays.
The fact that the United States of America still participates in the ludicrous farce that the United Nations is, and pays billions in American taxpayer dollars to support the corrupt organization, is beyond appalling and totally disgusting.
Go on the Internet and try to find the real figure -- you can’t because it’s all smoke and mirrors.
It’s well past time to resign from the United Nations and quit supporting its bigotry against Israel and overall incompetence in fulfilling its charter.
Today Benjamin Netanyahu exerted his moral authority and showed why he is this generation’s Winston Churchill, trying to warn an amoral, corrupt world about the danger that will send the entire world into pure chaos.
Consider these words from the Prime Minister:
“Throughout our history the Jewish people have overcome all the tyrants who sought our destruction. The Jewish people have come home. We will never be uprooted again."
Noting the supreme insult of having two raving anti-Semites, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, speak to the United Nations on Yom Kippur, Netanyahu said:
"On the day when we pray to be inscribed in the book of life a platform was given to a dictatorial regime that strives, at every opportunity, to sentence us to death.”
Unlike the effete weakling at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Prime Minister Netanyahu grasps the gravity of the situation and the need to rally the rest of the Western world that hasn’t surrendered to radical Islam to stand up and be counted.
With his dramatic drawing the red line that separates the world from total chaos and destruction, Mr. Netanyahu achieved a moral standing we have not seen from a Western leader since the presidency of George W. Bush.
Truth be told, allowing Iran to obtain the atomic bomb will affirm Adolf Hitler and the Nazis as the true victors of World War II.
Friends, we enter extremely perilous times that will have ramifications for generations. Mitt Romney appreciates the gravity of the situation and the need for America to be led by a strong leader who will use American power to shape world events and not cower in the corner waiting for others to step forward.
Our date with destiny approaches on November 6. The future rests in your hands. Whatever you do, do not place it in the hands of Barack Obama, who lacks the character and commitment to lead America in a manner we all deserve.
Thanks for reading! Always remember, it’s a great day to be an American as long as we dare to embrace our ideals. A man who speaks in defense of the “prophet of Islam” is by no means Christian or American. He is a disgrace to the office of the Presidency.
September 12, 2012
Obama Foreign Policy in Middle East Collapses in Shambles
Somewhere Jimmy Carter is breathing a sigh of relief, because when it comes to a President being totally feckless, effete and an embarrassing weakling, Barack Obama has stolen his crown.
The disgraceful and revolting events in Egypt and Libya on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist atrocities underscore the utter failure of the Obama foreign policy in the Middle East.
By embracing the phony “Arab Spring,” Obama bought into the biggest hoax since global warming. The new regimes in Egypt and Libya are mere fronts for the radical mullahs in Iran, Islamist governments that will plunge the region into chaos.
In his haste to eliminate Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and Gadhafi in Libya, President Obama undermined totalitarian stability that will ultimately look better than the jihadist threat unfolding in both countries. Mubarak and Gadhafi were merciless tyrants, but they kept a level of control over the radical Islamists.
To make matters worse, the Lyin’ King has made it clear to Iran that he is more than willing to throw Israel under the bus and let the Persian perverts proceed on the road to nuclear weaponry.
Mr. Obama’s latest snub to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in declining to meet with him personally in New York, shows how reluctant the closet Muslim president is to stare down the mullahs in Iran.
Such perverse weakness undermines not only the security of the United States of America and Israel, but the entire free world in the face of its greatest threat since the days of rising Communism and Nazism: Radical Islam.
The forerunners of The Muslim Brotherhood now in control of Egypt worked hand in glove with Hitler in Berlin to design and carry out the Holocaust of six million Jews in World War II.
The elimination of Israel by Radical Islam would be the greatest calamity in human history and would confirm Adolf Hitler as the true victor of World War II.
For any American President to think that we can work with or cooperate with the Muslim Brotherhood is the absolute height of idiocy and treason! The Brotherhood’s absolute goal for decades has been the worldwide annihilation of Jews.
Barack Obama can spike all the footballs he wants about the alleged demise of Osama Bin Laden on his watch, but the fact remains that we have no tangible proof that such an event occurred.
If Mr. Bin Laden had a life insurance policy, it would not be paid because there is no body or photographic evidence provided to prove he is actually dead. All we have are conflicting stories from the White House and the Navy Seals that simply do not match.
Barack Obama wants to run for re-election on his bogus foreign policy credentials, which this week have been proven to be a farce and a national disgrace and embarrassment.
Meanwhile, we are treated to the sorry and disgusting spectacle of an unruly mob overrunning our embassy in Cairo, desecrating our flag and the embassy staff issuing a revolting, appeasing apology in response.
If the President had any shred of leadership, he would fire the brain-dead idiots who released the statement about the “hurt feelings” of the subhuman savages now running amok in Cairo.
The savages in Cairo are damn lucky J.C. Hawkins is not President of the United States. I would direct all embassy security staffs worldwide to shoot anyone who breaches the security perimeter, not with rubber bullets, but with real bullets. All embassies worldwide are to be treated as sovereign territory, as we do foreign embassies in the United States.
What response will Mr. Obama have to the shocking death of Ambassador Stevens and three staff members in Libya? If Gadhafi were still in power, contained by the Bush foreign policy, these needless deaths would never have occurred. Instead, we have Al Qaeda carrying out a terrorist attack on our brave diplomats with full impunity,
Friends, there is a clear lesson about the so-called “religion of peace.” It does not exist. Radical Islamists are sub-human animals who do not respect diplomatic niceties. They only respect and respond to strength and a show of force when it’s absolutely demanded.
The effete weakling in the Oval Office is not the man for that job.
Thanks for reading! Always remember, it’s a great day to be an American when we still have the chance to elect a President Romney who will restore America’s stature in the world!
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August 27, 2012
Where Is the Next Neil Armstrong?
The death of Neil Armstrong this week leaves a void of true American heroes who represent the very best of American exceptionalism.
The humble Ohioan had the most daunting mission ever undertaken in human history. He met the challenge with courage and grace. To his credit, he never sought to capitalize on it in ways that would bring shame to him or his country.
The death of Neil Armstrong struck a particular chord with me. It comes at a time when The Forgotten Street, Main Street USA, is suffering from the incompetence of an American government and the two major political parties in the run-up to a national election. What is lacking is the vision and commitment to make sure America leads the world in critical arenas.
When Neil Armstrong stepped off the lunar module onto the surface of the moon, it was an event that galvanized America’s spirit and pride. Like those who watched breathlessly on television, I was awestruck by the incredible achievement it represented.
The lunar landing was the ultimate tribute to the greatness and vision of President John F. Kennedy, who in a joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961, first threw down the challenge to make sure America would be the first to land on the moon.
As the nation moved forward on the exciting project, he traveled to Rice University in Houston on September 9, 1962, to further explain the rationale for the lunar project and to rally a nation to the cause.
President Kennedy’s speech, “We Choose to Go to the Moon,” is simply one of the greatest speeches ever given by an American president. He summed up the vision and patriotism that motivated his presidency before he was murdered by traitors who threw their lot in with our deepest enemies. Get ready, America, I have the truth coming.
At Rice on that blistering hot September day, President Kennedy said, “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and to the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.”
He continued, “Well, space is there, and we’re going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. And, therefore, as we set sail we ask God’s blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.”
Contrast that vision with the limp-wristed, defeatist hand-wringing we hear from the White House today.
John Kennedy did not live to see man step on the moon. But so many of his fellow citizens did, including my beloved octogenarian grandmother, Mary Hankinson Hawkins, who was born on a rice plantation in South Carolina in the 1880’s before the invention of electricity, the radio, the airplane, the automobile and television. She was more awestruck than any of us.
Richard Nixon was President of the United States when Neil Armstrong took his epic step, saying, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
President Nixon placed a phone call from the Oval Office in the White House to astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in the lunar module sitting in the Sea on Tranquility on the surface of the moon.
Here is what he said:
“Neil and Buzz, I am talking to you by telephone from the Oval Room at the White House. And this certainly has to be the most historic telephone call ever made. I just can’t tell you how proud we all are of what you …for every American, this has to be the proudest day of our lives. And for the people all over the world, I am sure they, too, join with Americans, in recognizing what a feat this is. Because of what you have done, the heavens have become a part of man’s world. As you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquility, it inspires us to double our efforts to bring peace and tranquility to earth. For one priceless moment, in the whole history of man, all the people on earth are truly one. One in their pride in what you have done. And one in our prayers, that you will return safely to earth.”
In his typical humility, Neil Armstrong responded to President Nixon, “Thank you, Mr. President. It’s a great honor and privilege for us to be here representing not only the United States but men of peace of all nations. And with interest and a curiosity and a vision for the future. It’s a honor for us to be able to participate here today.”
I watched the story unfold as a Midshipman on a training cruise in the Atlantic Ocean on the aircraft carrier, USS Independence. Along with my shipmates, my heart swelled with pride and gratitude. Unfortunately, I did not pursue a naval career because of the political turbulence of the time. On that cruise, I did take part in one of the most amazing missions in modern history that remains classified to this day.
Today let us celebrate the life and example of Neil Armstrong as the ultimate product of The Forgotten Street, Main Street, USA. I pray all of us who share those values are mentoring today’s youth from which will come our new Neil Armstrong.
May God embrace our beloved hero and patriot in His loving arms for a life well lived and a job well done.
Thanks for reading! Always remember, it’s a great day to be an American! As a boy, I was thrilled by the space program and all it represented. It is a shame that Barack Obama and the Congress have abdicated the mission embraced by Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon.
Independence Day, 2012
Why America’s Exceptionalism Matters
This year Independence Day marks a very bittersweet moment in America’s life as a nation. At a time when Americans of all beliefs should be on their knees thanking Our Creator for inspiring our Founding Fathers, our nation faces perhaps its greatest peril in our 236-year history as a free nation.
The federal government is financially and morally bankrupt under the leadership of lying frauds, our economy has entered a true depression, far too many Americans have given up hope of ever working again, an equally large number of Americans have allowed themselves to become wards of the state, our culture has devolved into a sordid mess and major businesses as well as financial institutions are being systematically looted by a new class of corporate thieves who make the robber barons of the past look philanthropic.
Today is a day for Americans to re-read The Declaration of Independence that the 13 British colonies passed in 1776. The words still inspire and point the way forward for an America desperately in need of rediscovering its roots. Take time to take this to heart:
“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
Today we have a political system with two major political parties that have, in fact, degenerated into one large party of the Washington ruling class, all committed to an ever-enlarging central government.
After a successful revolution and freedom from Great Britain, the Founders created a federalist system in which the thirteen states would operate as sovereign entities, surrendering only very limited powers to the national government. In the Declaration, the signers described the states this way:
“… as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”
Consider the caliber, character and courage of the men who signed this Declaration, knowing they would become marked men who could lose everything. They are among the most exceptional leaders in human history. I deeply resent how the progressive government school system untruthfully derides them as slave-owning white men. We will never see leaders of their stature again.
Contrast them with the clueless mediocrities infesting and destroying our government now. The government has no operating budget, it continues to outspend its revenues at an astonishing pace and it places more mandates and burdens on states that jeopardize their solvency.
The DC elite have given up all pretense of representing the people, thumbing their noses at the concept of “the consent of the governed” by passing monstrosities like the Affordable Care Act, which a majority of Americans want to go away before the IRS becomes an even more intrusive factor in our daily lives.
The Fourth of July has traditionally been a festive occasion for The Forgotten Street, Main Street USA. Local parades, exciting fireworks displays, neighborhood cookouts and time at the beach or pool make it a great holiday that should help remind us of how exceptional our Founders were in creating a country that has been a shining beacon for freedom throughout the world and the single greatest force for good in human history.
History is full of great challenges that test the character of nations and peoples. Our test is now. Those of us on The Forgotten Street, who still feel a lump in our throats when we hear the Star-Spangled Banner, and whose hearts beat with pride when we recite the Pledge of Allegiance, must answer the clarion call to reclaim the heart of America, to reaffirm our traditional values and to eradicate the cancer of progressivism that is destroying America.
Thanks for reading! Always remember, it is a great day to be an American as long as we stand up for America’s exceptionalism.
Ronald Reagan Quote of the Day: “The real American idea is not that every man shall be on a level with every other, but that every man shall have the liberty without hindrance to be what God made him. The office of government is not to confer happiness but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.”
February 6, 2012
The Gipper Offers the Real Hope for America
Today marks the 101st birthday of Ronald Reagan, our greatest modern President and the ultimate role model for our nation. It also brings to a close the Centennial celebration of his birth.
For the past year, The Forgotten Street has honored its political hero and inspiration with a Centennial Quote of the Day, sharing the Gipper’s incredible wisdom and values that must guide us today as we struggle to turn back the advance of militant secularism that is destroying the moral fabric of our country.
Ronald Reagan was renowned for his sunny optimism and boundless love for our country and its people. He would be heartbroken today to see the division that rends our society, a division deliberately stoked by the most cynical President and political leader in American history, Barack Obama, the anti-Reagan.
He also would shake his head in disgust at the food fight that passes for political discourse in the Republican Party presidential primary season. As the contenders violate President Reagan’s 11th Commandment, “Don’t speak ill of other Republicans,” they enhance the chances of Obama returning to the Oval Office on January 20, 2013.
Ronald Reagan gave his full devotion to his duty as President, forging a record of achievement by advancing the cause of world peace and returning prosperity to America that may never be matched again.
He gave the GOP a template that would have enabled Republicans to become an absolute majority. But the Eastern Establishment that never fully accepted his leadership retreated from the bold colors of the Reagan Revolution back into the pale pastels that have marked the GOP as a me-too political party too weak to challenge the Prog-Lib-Commies’ disastrous conventional wisdom that infects most of our major institutions.
We must take heart in the fact that there remain millions of us, the foot soldiers of the Reagan Revolution, who are ready to march again for traditional values, a strong national defense, free enterprise, individual liberty and the right to life.
Nothing sums us the essence of Ronald Reagan’s greatness than the epitaph on his grave in Simi Valley, California:
“I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.”
Words for all of us to live by. May their wisdom spread across America to inspire a new generation of patriots. Here at The Forgotten Street we will continue to speak up and do our part. The Centennial Quote of the Day is now gone, but you can count on more memorable quotes from the Gipper to inspire and cheer your heart from time to time.
God blessed America with the life of Ronald Wilson Reagan. Now we must keep spreading that blessing through an ongoing celebration of his life and priceless leadership.
Thanks for reading! Always remember, it’s a great day to be an American!
Our thanks to our foreign visitors in January from: the Russian Federation, Sweden, the Ukraine, Poland, Finland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Japan, Red China, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Honduras, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Latvia, France, Hungary, Israel, Moldova and the Seychelles. God bless you all.
“The history of our civilization, the great advances that made it possible, is not a story of cynics or doom criers. It is a gallant chronicle of the optimists, the determined people, men and women who dreamed great dreams and dared to try whatever it took to make them come true.” Ronald Reagan, May 18, 1973
January 2, 2012
Racing Toward the Abyss
Some economic pundits are spinning a rosier economic picture for 2012. Don’t buy what they’re selling. There are forces in motion that point to the undeniable fact that we’ll be lucky to mimic the pathetic performance of 2011.
Whatever the new year brings, we can count on one thing: The Lyin’ King will continue to try to blame everything on George W. Bush. I highly doubt that the bogus unemployment number, which is half what it really is, will budge much from the 8+ percent it is now. It’s worth recalling, unemployment was reported at 7.8 percent when Obama Disgustus became Emperor in 2009.
The spending spree that Obama and the Congress embarked on with his failed stimulus has put our country so far in debt that there is absolutely no way out without radically cutting spending to a level unseen since the Reagan Administration.
Our national debt will have increased by 67 percent under the Obama regime to $16.4 trillion, once he gets the latest extension of the debt ceiling from Congress. I can’t wait to see how The Kingfish demagogues this move.
The economic solution proposed by Obama and the Democrats is to further raise taxes “on the rich” while continuing to spend money at a mind-blowing pace on worthless boondoggles like high-rail in places where there are no riders or on alternative energy sources that are economically unfeasible.
To put things in perspective, consider this: the combined wealth of the Forbes 400 richest Americans is $1.5 trillion. If the government confiscated every penny of it, it would hardly cover the President’s pending request for a $1.2 trillion increase in the debt ceiling.
As we have seen in every place it’s ever been tried in history, wealth redistribution only will result in making everyone poor except the ruling elite who will continue to loot the public Treasury for themselves and their cronies.
Why are we so gloomy about the economic prospects for 2012? Consider these forces that are converging in a “perfect storm” we will be seriously challenged to survive:
- The housing market remains in a dismal slump, with the net worth of the middle class virtually eradicated by homes not worth their pending loans and foreclosures still booming;
- Europe remains a basket case, and the Obama Administration is likely to be suckered into providing some sort of bailout;
- A showdown with Iran could result in disruption to the world oil market and skyrocketing gasoline and heating oil prices;
- The enviro-commies in the EPA are trying to put in place regulations that will shut down coal-fired electricity plants, leading to higher prices for consumers and less reliability in the electrical grid;
- Opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline will deny tens of thousands of Americans needed jobs as well as a secure source of oil from Canada, making America more vulnerable to an oil shutoff;
- The looming Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) that kicks in in 2014 will require foreign financial institutions to reveal information on accounts held by Americans; failure to comply results in a 30 percent withholding tax on foreign investment in America, which means those dollars will begin seeking another home now;
- Red China’s bogus growth economy is in many ways a Potemkin village, ready to implode as a mammoth housing bubble gets ready to burst in a country where all economic data is suspect.
Other than that, Happy New Year! As we near the end of Obama’s hopefully last term, our hearts go out to black Americans who have suffered disproportionately under his presidency, with unemployment rates among young black males near catastrophic levels.
Thanks for reading! Always remember, it’s a great day to be an American because we have it within our grasp to bring about real change that can benefit everyone.
Ronald Reagan Centennial Quote of the Day: “The weakness in this country for too many years has been our insistence on … carving an ever-increasing number of slices from a shrinking economic pie. Our policies have concentrated on rationing scarcity rather than creating plenty. As a result, our economy has stagnated. But those days are ending.”
November 29, 1982
December 30, 2011
Talking 99 Percent, Living One Percent & Other Nonsense
At year’s end, it’s time to think about The Forgotten Street’s yearly awards. First, let’s honor the Hypocrites of the Year: Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi, by a landslide.
The President and former Speaker distinguished themselves by embracing the Occupy Wall Street movement, further advancing the Democrats’ divisive class warfare.
The Lyin’ King and Aunt Bethany are great at talking the 99 percent game, but they live like the one-percenters they disparage at every opportunity, except when they want to hold $35,000-a-plate fundraisers with Wall Street fat cats.
As the nation reaches year’s end with unacceptably high unemployment (well into double-digits and not the lie put out by the Department of Labor), the President and Ms. Pelosi vacation in ultra-rich luxury in Hawaii, incurring millions of dollars in costs at the expense of taxpayers.
Our Dirtbag of the Year award goes to the amazingly unfunny Bill Maher, the atheist, bigoted filth merchant of HBO. His remarks about Tim Tebow were beyond crude and blasphemous. Those of you on The Forgotten Street, Main Street USA, who subscribe to HBO help subsidize this garbage. Call your cable provider now to cancel your HBO subscription.
The Sheer Stupidity Award goes to the environmental scam artists who managed to con Congress into pushing the mandate to phase out the incandescent light bulb in favor of compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) in the name of saving energy. Now Americans are being forced to introduce a product into their homes that contains a very toxic poison (mercury), emits ultra violet rays (that cause skin cancer) and poses a real fire hazard. I absolutely refuse to buy one of the damn things.
The CFL uses electricity to heat an element in the lamp’s base to energize the mercury vapor in coils, which in turn emit light. When the CFL no longer can produce light, the electronics in its base still try to function, which then can lead to overheating, smoke and fire.
Try as they might, the Enviro-Commies haven’t come up with a product safer or better than what Thomas Edison invented. Shame on the Bush Administration for letting this monstrosity become law in 2007.
Next time I’m at Rocky’s Hardware, I’m stocking up on regular 100-watt light bulbs while they’re still around.
There’s plenty more to consider as the year winds down. On the drawing board is a look ahead at what we might expect for the economy in 2012 (hint, it ain’t getting any better) as well as how the 2012 election is shaping up.
Thanks for reading! Always remember, it’s a great day to be an American as long as we resist government product mandates (they already ruined our toilets and shower heads). Sorry for the lack of comment in the past couple of weeks. Even The Forgotten Street needs to take a break.
Ronald Reagan Centennial Quote of the Day:
“Government has an inborn tendency to grow. And, left to itself, it will grow beyond the control of the people. Only constant complaint by the people will inhibit its growth.”
December 8, 2011
Obama’s No Socialist. He’s a Peronist.
Critics of President Barack Obama have gone too far in trying to paint him as a socialist. Truth be told, he is no socialist, but he is a Peronist, which is much more dangerous for the United States of America.
Obama is clearly fascistic in his political orientation. For far too long, the Prog-Lib-Commies have tried to associate fascism with far right politics, as in “right-wing Nazis.”
But the facts are otherwise. The Nazis in Germany were not “right-wing.” They were National Socialists. So fascism is aligned with statism and the concentration of power in a strong central government.
Barack Obama most closely resembles Juan Peron in Argentina. Although he came from a military background, Peron was a populist who tried to pit the masses against the establishment. He aligned himself with the labor unions, he nationalized major industries and he espoused anti-clericalism. Is that striking a familiar chord?
Much like Hugo Chavez in today’s Venezuela, whom Obama has publicly embraced as “mi amigo,” Juan Peron nationalized the broadcasting system, centralized unions under his control and persecuted opposing politicians and journalists.
In contrast, Obama has co-opted the Elite Traitor Media into serving as his court stenographers, relied on unions to intimidate opponents and demonized those who oppose him.
Mr. Obama has expressed his admiration for authoritarian regimes like Red China, and clearly he chafes under the traditional freedoms of the American republic.
Peronism was built on a cult of personality, which the Lyin’ King has tried to emulate. His embrace of the Occupy Wall Street movement shows his desire to try a populist approach to sway public opinion and win re-election.
In that sense, Barack Obama is trying to become the Kingfish, another Huey Long who inflames the masses with populist rhetoric, even at the expense of dangerously undermining the republic and abandoning the principle that the President of the United States is the representative of all the people, even those who did not vote for him.
Obama’s desire for a state-directed, regulated economy represents the height of fascism and Peronism. He wants state enterprise to control what was once private enterprise. His recent speech in Kansas displayed his complete disdain and contempt for the private enterprise system that made the United States the leading nation in the world.
As we get closer to the primary and caucus season, when GOP votes begin to have true meaning, we must consider which candidate can provide the most compelling alternative to the would-be Peron in the White House.
Thanks for reading! Always remember, it’s a great day to be an American and to repudiate the nascent fascism that Obama and the Democrats represent!
Ronald Reagan Centennial Quote of the Day:
"I am convinced that today the majority of Americans wants what those first Americans wanted. A better life for themselves and their children; a minimum of government authority. Very simply they want to be left alone in peace and safety to take care of the family by earning an honest dollar and putting away some savings." July 6, 1976
November 22, 2011
JFK’s Death Still Haunts Us
48 years ago today, John F. Kennedy was brutally murdered in Dallas, Texas. The death of our President will be an event that haunts us forever.
I still remember being in history class after lunch when the news came over the loudspeaker that President Kennedy had been shot in Texas. Our teacher, also the basketball coach, was visibly shaken. Then came the horrifying news delivered by our principal that President Kennedy had died.
The class, including our teacher who was much respected and beloved, dissolved into tears. For our generation, it was a day we would never experience again until September 11, 2001.
John F. Kennedy was a great American. An authentic war hero, a superior patriot, a staunch anti-communist and an economic realist who recognized that strong tax cuts would revive a stagnant economy.
All of which are the reasons why he was so viciously murdered.
In the aftermath of his death, we experienced the dignity and majesty of his funeral, so well designed by his widow Jackie, but have since been subjected to the ongoing assassination of his character by the Prog-Lib-Commies right here in America, pond scum like Seymour Hersh, who have worked to denigrate his memory and destroy his legacy.
As a further insult, we were subjected to the sheer steer manure produced by the Warren Commission to cover up the enormity of the crime against America that John Kennedy’s death represents.
Some day the truth will be known, and when it is, American history will change forever, and the media establishment will be forever exposed for the frauds they’ve been for almost a half a century.
Thanks for reading! Always remember, it’s a great day to be an American, because the truth is stronger than the lies propagated by the Prog-Lib-Commies, whose evil hand in our President’s death will be finally revealed.
September 11, 2011
Not a Tragedy, A Savage Atrocity
Looking back 10 years on the events of September 11, 2001, I cannot accept calling the terrorist attacks on our nation a “tragedy’ or “tragic events.” They were savage atrocities committed by sub-humans consumed by evil.
Labeling 9/11 a tragedy diminishes the sheer evil and ruthless premeditation that went into these crimes of war. Unfortunately there are people who believe that somehow America brought this mindless murder on itself, racist demagogues like Rev. Jeremiah Wright who crowed about “America’s chickens coming home to roost.”
We have far too many of the Prog-Lib-Comm crowd who blame America first and want to see the United States taken down a notch or two. But we sure as hell shouldn’t behave like victims and apologize for wanting to defend ourselves from the savages in the world around us.
We also have a politically correct knucklehead like New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg who has desecrated the 10-year observance at Ground Zero by excluding clergy and the city’s firefighters. Does he believe that Americans want to shun God and ignore the 343 brave first responders who gave their lives in the service of their fellow citizens? He is a disgrace and thoroughly despicable human being.
For me this day brings a flood of memories, some all too painful and searing. Living in Alexandria, Virginia at the time, I was alerted to the unfolding events by a phone call at my office in Maryland from my wife, who had been called by our daughter.
While on the phone that morning, she heard a loud explosion. It was American Airlines Flight 77 crashing into the Pentagon. We subsequently learned that one of her coworkers and a very dear friend of ours was on that flight. She called me to tell me the sad news. I immediately broke down and finally left to come home and be with her.
No one tells the story of the impact of September 11 better than my wife did on the fifth anniversary in this special article on The Forgotten Street, Proud To Be American. Read it and absorb all that she says. No one ever said it better.
What ordinarily was a 45-minute ride turned into a four-hour journey as the greater Washington area was thrown into chaos, not knowing if more aircraft were on their way to carry out another deadly mission.
My usual route on the George Washington Parkway, which would take me past the CIA and the Pentagon, was blocked at the entrance by a U.S. Army armored personnel vehicle, flanked by soldiers with machine guns.
I meandered my way through local roads in northern Virginia until I finally got on a road that took me within view of the still burning Pentagon. Overwhelmed, knowing our dear friend M.J. along with other passengers and crew had met a horrible demise there, I somehow steered my way through wracking sobs to get home.
When I parked in front of our townhouse in Old Town and stepped out of the car, the burning smell from the Pentagon assaulted me. That night, as we held each other in bed, not knowing what coming days would bring, we heard the sound of fighter jets patrolling the skies overhead. The Combat Air Patrol (CAP) would last for several weeks, bringing us a reassuring sound overhead, yet one that reminded us of the horror that happened on September 11.
Now ten years later we still deal with the fallout from September 11, as brave men and women in uniform risk their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq trying to root out and defeat crazed Islamists who want to subjugate those who don’t share their twisted beliefs.
We also face committed terrorists within our borders seeking to carry out murderous acts to undermine our society. Through superior intelligence and eternal vigilance we hope to defeat them. But only through constant prayer, firm belief in American ideals and unshaken faith in God can we succeed.
Finally, no remembrance of September 11 would be complete without a note of deep gratitude and thanks for the courageous leadership of President George W. Bush in bringing our nation together in a time of overpowering grief and setting our government on a course that would keep us secure since. He was the rock and inspiration we needed.
He still fills that needed role. His speech in Shanksville at the dedication of the Flight 93 Memorial was magnificent, one of the greatest speeches ever given by an American President.
Thanks for reading! Always remember, it’s a great day to be an American and today is a day to again pray for the souls of the innocent who lost their lives ten years ago and those who have since given their lives to prevent such a day from happening again.
Let’s remember this wisdom from President John F. Kennedy: “There can be only one possible defense policy for the United States. It can be expressed in one word -- the word is first. I do not mean first when, I don’t mean first if, I mean first, period.”
Well said by a great American whom the Prog-Lib-Comms continue to assassinate.
“There is Purpose and Worth to Each and Every Life”
Seven years ago today came the sad but not unexpected news that Ronald Wilson Reagan’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease had ended. With his passing came the comforting realization that one of history’s giants had gone to his well-earned reward in the loving arms of Almighty God.
As more time passes since President Reagan left the land he so dearly loved, his legacy continues to grow as one of our country’s greatest Presidents and a political leader whose vision could restore our troubled land once again.
Ronald Reagan was, and today remains, my political hero. His greatness is exceeded by only one other American, George Washington, the Father of our Country. Ronald Reagan came out of America’s heartland, what I call The Forgotten Street, Main Street USA.
He truly lived the American dream, rising from humble roots to become a beloved Hollywood star, a courageous union leader who fought Communism, a leading figure in television and finally the political leader who restored conservative values and led the world to triumph in the Cold War, first as Governor of California and then as our 40th President.
In doing so, he breathed new life into the Republican Party and brought a generation of conservative leaders and voters into American politics.
At the time of his death, my wife and I were living in the Washington D.C. area. We fulfilled a promise we’d made to pay tribute to Ronald Reagan at the time of his death. You can read my remembrance of that time in a special article, June 5, 2004. It still brings tears to my eyes as I recall one of the most remarkable days in my life.
Those of us who cherished Ronald Reagan and all he stood for can help build his legacy and ensure that new generations of Americans learn of his vision for our country. You can do that by supporting Young America’s Foundation (www.yaf.org), the non-profit organization that saved the Reagan Ranch, Rancho del Cielo, located in the Santa Ynez mountains near Santa Barbara. The Foundation sponsors educational conferences for high school and college students. It brings speakers to college campuses to help students learn about conservative values in what is often a hostile environment for those ideas.
My wife Dottie and I have been fortunate in our life to support Young America’s Foundation and enjoy visits to Rancho del Cielo. We’ve been more fortunate to share 40 years of marriage, which we celebrate today. Through triumph and near-tragedies, we’ve endured because of our shared values and love for each other, and our desire to do what is right. Clearly on June 5, 1971, I did the smartest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Here is a shot of Dottie and me at the Freedom Wall at the Reagan Ranch.
We urge you to also visit and support The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library (www.reaganfoundation.org) in Simi Valley, California, where a museum houses an incredible display of memorabilia from President Reagan’s life, including the Air Force One airplane he flew in as President. The Library is also where President Reagan is buried, with these inspirational words on his final resting place: “I know in my heart that man is good, what is right will always eventually triumph and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.”
Today we honor the purpose and worth in Ronald Reagan’s life and thank Almighty God for sharing The Gipper with us.
Thanks for reading! Always remember, it’s a great day to be an American, and a greater day to carry on the Reagan Revolution. As we head into a presidential election in 2012, I urge the Republican Party to launch a new Reagan Revolution with leadership that can use the Reagan model to rebuild and restore our United States.
We also thank our foreign visitors in May from the following countries: the Russian Federation, Sweden, Italy, Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Ukraine, Japan, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Brazil, Spain, China, Hungary, the Seychelles, Switzerland, France and the Czech Republic.
Ronald Reagan Centennial Quote of the Day (talking about his beloved “Shining City Upon a Hill” in his Farewell Address to the nation on January 11, 1989):
“We’ve done our part. And as I walk off into the city streets, a final word to the men and women of the Reagan Revolution, the men and women across America who for eight years did the work that brought America back. My friends: We did it. We weren’t just marking time. We made a difference. We made the City stronger, we made the City freer, and we left her in good hands. All in all, not bad, not bad at all.”
November 1, 2010
The Forgotten Street’s Humble Beginning
Four years ago today, this humble scribe decided the time had come to stand up and speak up for America. That determination led to the creation of The Forgotten Street.
Since then, we’ve seen Americans from all walks of life, from all parts of this great land, do the same. The Tea Party movement that is sweeping the country and ready to unleash a tidal wave of disapproval against Washington tomorrow at the ballot box was always out there on Main Street, USA, just waiting to rise up and be heard.
To commemorate the launch of The Forgotten Street, I think it most fitting to reflect on our initial credo, as first published on November 1, 2006:
How America’s Political, Media and Academic Elites Are Selling Out Main Street. For far too many Americans, it seems we have lost control over our lives to a swollen federal government and self-appointed elites who want to impose on us their beliefs and their morals.
From out-of-control federal spending to attacks on traditional marriage, from runaway lawsuit abuse to persecution of people of faith, we see daily events that shake our confidence in the American system.
Behind it all is the political, media and academic elites’ total disdain and contempt for what I call The Forgotten Street - Main Street USA.
These elites show more concern for the opinions of K Street, the Arab Street and the Champs-Elysees. They view us as boorish and stupid, unsophisticated, because we love our country, its religious heritage and its ideals. Like other elites in the past and present, they seek to control and manipulate people for their own gain and power while restricting individual freedom.
These are people who distrust our military and are quick to blame America for our troubles in the world. People who insist on securing their financial futures by robbing us of ours. People who believe God has no place in public discourse. People who glorify drug use, promiscuous sex and abuse of women in their media and music.
The Hollywood that created movie classics that celebrated our country, our freedom and our optimism has been replaced by cynics who present a warped view of America that tears us down in the eyes of the world and promotes bizarre conspiracy theories.
These elites control so many of our institutions -- our mainstream media, much of our government and judicial system, our schools and universities, our churches, big business and the entertainment industry.
So what can we on The Forgotten Street do to reclaim the heart of America and restore pride in our country and its rich traditions? To begin with, we have to stand up and speak up. We have to be heard. We have to be prepared to endure public scorn as we fight to uphold our values and our beliefs.
The moral equivalency promoted by the elites is just plain wrong. America is the greatest force for good in the world, the most noble and generous nation in human history. It’s time we all embrace that idea as our foundation moving forward. And, it’s time we tell the elites that we are fed up with their inability to understand that simple premise.
These words and the beliefs behind them ring as true today as they did four years ago. What they foreshadowed was the creeping socialism that has reached an apex under President Obama, who epitomizes the elites first discussed here. But within the sense of frustration of that first edition of The Forgotten Street was the underlying optimism about the inherent goodness of the American people and their ability to rise to meet the challenges that threaten our republic.
We see such a time right now. We pray tomorrow’s election results will hopefully turn America in a better direction to help restore our way of life on The Forgotten Street -- Main Street USA.
Thanks for reading! Always remember, it’s a great day to be an American! God bless my loyal readers both past and present. I cherish those who have shared this journey with me and I appreciate the interest of those in more than 30 countries around the globe.
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