Category Archives: Americanism

Disrespecting America is not a path to justice

Colin Kaepernick started a minor movement of dissent that has even shown up at a local high school, Kent Polytech. It is time to address this virus of anti-Americanism. I do not rise against the people who are exercising their rights as Americans to redress the government for their grievances. After all, it is well known that Black Americans are 30% more likely to be pulled over, 3 times more likely to be searched and 2 times more likely to be shot, according to President Obama. Recent incidents in Minnesota, Oklahoma and Louisiana illustrate the problem of an inexplicable escalation to deadly force by a minority of law enforcement. It is a legitimate concern. A Constitutional government is one restrained and respecting its people, not one that rules by fear of deadly force because you do not move quickly enough or obey its dictates fast enough. Deadly force should only be engaged Read more

It is not just the 4th, it is Independence Day!

July 4th 2013, the fireworks that I saw were provided free by the Taliban. The Taliban consider themselves purists. There version of purity created a world that even in a very conservative Islamic country like Afghanistan, people reject every time they have a free vote. It is a world without human rights, where women are to be hardly seen and not heard, where violence is celebrated, where joy is punished and where only the traditional leaders have a voice. They are not alone. Tyrants throughout history have sought to crush liberty. In America, we choose a very path. Our founders had a theme, where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty. Americans would not even adopt a new Constitution without guarantees of what they called God given rights. Liberty was one of the 3 stools of any government. The founders believed that religion and morality governed people better from Read more

Globalism Or Liberty

A Nation Must Decide Who would not be faint of heart as the world is forced toward the slavery of a "New World Order," or Globalism, if you will Already America's socialist leadership would have foreign United Nation troops policing American citizens. Weak leadership within the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate has sold Americans into economic slavery to feather their own nests. Have we become a nation of cowards that would not defend what our Founding Fathers won for us? Is this truly the last generation of free Americans? Those Americans that espouse Globalism only seek to create a world two-class system of totalitarian world government that would keep all but a small super-elite class in continual power, while the bulk of the world becomes enslaved and under-educated Why then, would our Founding Fathers include the Second Amendment, that states, "A well regulated Read more

Open Thread on the Issue of Race in America

An old issue has been at the forefront of public discussion the past few months. Racial inequity has been called America's original sin. People who wanted liberty for themselves did not always rush to protect the liberty of those may look a little different or speak a different language than they do. In the 1800's the doctrine of white supremacy took hold in large swaths of America. It almost tore us apart. We struggled through a Civil War, Reconstruction, a counter reconstruction called Jim Crow and the Civil Rights Movement which was the successful heir to Reconstruction. I believe that Institutional racism is dead. We won the war after 350 years. There is no doubt that legacy racism exists and is like a scab that keeps being picked at by the race baiters on all sides. I believe that we need to deal with the legacy issues in a straight forward manner. First, let me Read more

Fedralist Paper 47 and the Importance of the Separation of Powers Within the Government

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed47.asp In this Federalist Paper, Madison not only qualifies his reasoning for the importance of the separation of powers within government but compares the differences of this phenomenon within the thirteen original states, in the post revolution era. Madison contemplates the "particular structure of government and the distribution of this mass of power amoung its constituent parts." Madison writes: The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. He goes on to state that: In Delaware, the chief executive magistrate is annually elected by the legislative department. The speakers of the two legislative branches are vice-presidents in the executive department. Read more

Happy Independence Day

238 years ago, this nation discovered its destiny among the nations of the world.  It became a light in a dark world.  It became a free republic where no there was no king usurping authority over the rest of the citizenry.  "We have no king but King Jesus," was the rallying cry of the day.  Of course America, while based upon Christian principles, was a nation that drew from and respected a variety of traditions.  Some leading citizens were Jewish, Deists, and Paine was an atheist.    The Christian traditions represented were everything from Quakers to Catholics to Anglicans to Methodists, to Baptists.  Thanks to America, that seems normal, in that day, it was not.  America refused to have a national church, but unlike the French revolution, it valued the contribution of faith. Without government trying to control it, faith could lift our spirits and strengthen our humanity.America Read more

God, Guns and Lt. Colonel Oliver North

Guest Post By: Kevin Izzo Cross Posted in: www.redstate.com http://www.redstate.com/diary/delawarewindjammer/2014/03/04/157884/ Last week I had the privilege to attend the Delaware State Sportsmen's Association's 2nd Amendment Freedom Banquet in Dover, Delaware. This event was to honor those who have protected the freedom of American citizens. The event featured a retired member of the United States Marine Corp. Lt. Colonel Oliver North. The crowd of over 450 listened with excitement to the Colonel's stories of his grandchildren, about his time in Washington working alongside Ronald Reagan, and of his time serving our country. The most interesting story was about the gifts he gave to his grandchildren. He told us when each of them turned thirteen he gave them three gifts; the gifts included the Bible, a compass, and a shotgun. The items were accompanied by the condition that Read more

From the Beginning, Political Strife Has Shaped the Republic

America's Birth although much romanticized by movies like "The Patriot" and others, was born out of the same political strife we see in our present day Republic. America's beginnings where famous orators and firebrands like Patrick Henry and great writers and intellects of political philosophy and thought, like Thomas Jefferson, James Madison,John Adams and many more, were on the verge of declaring the independence of a new nation, culminated with an explosion of new ideas. John Adams, the second president of the new republic, along with his new treasurer Alexander Hamilton were in conflict with Thomas Jefferson the Vice President and James Madison, who was very influential in the congress. John Adams and Alexander Hamilton favored a more British form of government and didn't think the New American Republic could survive the test of time. In other words they wanted more of a monarchy Read more

The 5th American Revolution

America is in decline. China is on the rise. Why am I optimistic about the American future? I don't think we need to make a case that America is not as strong as it should be. Massive failures in our institutions including banking, industry, education, and government while we take on record amounts of public and private debt. Federal deficits, trade deficits, and balance of payment deficits are the normal state of economics along with European lite unemployment and underemployment rates. We are to the point of monetizing the debt. Not only is America in economic distress, it is in cultural decline as well. The family is breaking down. Marriage is cracking under the strain of a free sex culture that can't even define marriage. Our future is being aborted everyday. A litany of foreign entanglements and wars is draining our treasury and attention from our domestic problems. Our Read more

9-11

This 9/11 anniversary was my first in the War Zone. I have been activated before, but this was the real deal in Taliban Country. It contained moments that I will never forget. We had a Candlelight 9/11 Commemoration service themed "A Legacy of Hope and Strength". It featured words from the heart, original music including a tremendous and thought provoking rap by SFC Russell Burton, and an original song a mix between pop ballad and today's country by SPC Hillary Knutson answering war protestors who seem to hate the troops with a thoughtful and moving call to not praise war, but praise courage, don't love fighting, love freedom. She sang of the courage of the American Servicemember. There was hardly a dry eye among soldiers who laugh in the face of bombardment and through a party in the bunker. She wishes to be a professional singer. She will be. Those of you who think that Americanism Read more

Why We Need The Elected Offices Of Sheriff and Inspector General

The Office of Sheriff is a long established office in Delaware that has its roots in Delaware's Constitution. Article XV Section 1 states: The chancellor, Judges and Attorney General shall be conservators of the peace throughout the state, and the Sheriffs shall be conservators of the peace within the counties respectively in which they reside. Although Delaware does not have an Inspector General, there should be a movement to create this elected position. Most states do have this position as a safeguard against corruption in their states. The Sheriff's Office was the only law enforcement entity in each county until the state police was created by Delaware in the 1920's with a charter which stated, the Delaware State Police would have powers similar to those of the Sheriffs. In short both of these offices are elected by the people and for the people and are not controlled by the Read more

What Became of ‘America the Beautiful’

The America I grew up in had value. It had emerged as a nation 150 years before, from the feudal oppression of England and Europe. People had fled , seeking freedom from religious, economic and physical slavery. They had come to the new America with vision to build communities where families were strong and values meant something. They came from every walk of life but each had the opportunity to succeed according to the vision they held within themselves. Although I was born in 1946, I grew up in the 1950's and 60's, in a nation that was strong, proud and united.. I grew up in an America that was known for the quality of its manufacturing. Blue collar workers looked forward into a future of a prospering nation where their children could have any future they envisioned. The America I grew up in, we camped out in state parks, having fun sitting around campfires trading humor and Read more

America’s Political Abyss

In today's world of political intrigue and multiple pseudo personalities, lurking behind every crevice of unforeseen gain, is party affiliation really a factor? Long gone are the days of simple ideological thought where right or wrong are simply defined. The global complexity of multiple hegemonic power grabs and local powerful personalities have muddied the waters of clear thought and twisted the reality of right and wrong. A world moves closer to a political abyss where right or wrong does not exist and defies definition, but instead are standardized by the machinations of powerful madmen who seek only power and personal gain by feeding a false sense of political candy to the hungry mouths of an eager and waiting populace who want something for nothing. America hangs in limbo, waiting for a leader to emerge from the Republic's heart as a savior, but finds no satisfaction in its Read more

Open House/Covered Dish Dinner of ‘The Independent Party of Delaware’ (IPoD)

An Open House and Covered Dish Dinner will be held by the Independent Party of Delaware on Saturday, May 4th at Sussex East's Manor House. The Manor House is located on Rt.9, 1.3 miles west of the intersection at Five Points, Lewes DE. If you have a GPS device, the address is: 30769 Lewes-Georgetown HWY, Lewes DE, 19958. It is a great opportunity to get to know the leadership and members of Delaware's fastest growing Third Party. It is also a great way to find out what the party platform consists of and exactly WHY this party is growing so quickly. The Independent Party of Delaware belongs to Delawareans. Come as you are. Come to the Manor House this coming Saturday and meet some great people and eat some great food. This event will be open to people of all parties and will entertain open and honest discussion of issues that concern our state and nation. Bring your family to Read more

Gadsden Flag removed from NY Military Armory; Claimed It Is A Tea Party Symbol

Claiming, it is a Tea Party symbol, the City of New Rochelle, NY has removed the Gadsden from the city's military armory. The City Manager Chuck Strome ordered the flag removed after receiving complaints from citizens that the flag is a Tea-Party symbol. The United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association of New Rochelle if fighting the decision. "Their outrageous decision to confiscate a cherished symbol of our War for Independence smacks of pure partisan politics," said Richard Thompson, chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center," who will represent the Veterens, told World Net Daily. "Many Americans fought and died for our independence under that flag, and the law center will take available means to return the Gadsden flag back on the veterans' flag pole. As one Revolutionary War hero said, "we have only just begun to fight." According to the US Navy website, beginning Read more

Picturing A Future Socialistic America

A socialistic America would have restrictive implications that even progressive liberals would take serious exception to. This may sound a little like "Big Brother" to you, but the groundwork is now being laid for the scenario I am about to unfold before your eyes. Surveillance would be the "rule of the day" with cameras on every street light and drones monitoring traffic on interstates and major highways. Imagine receiving an "insta-ticket" from you car's dashboard printer for entering an intersection as the light was changing to red and the funds being instantly and automatically debited from your account by the state. Imagine applying for a permit to travel from state to state and being told when you apply for your permit that you and your family have not earned enough "Good Citizen Credits" to earn this travel vacation. That can't happen Think again. Think about earning Read more

Apologetic no more: A defense of Social Conservatism

Those of us who believe in traditional American values are facing the challenge of a generation. The High Court has to decide such a basic issue as what is marriage. A CNN Poll shows that for the first time that a majority of Americans surveyed do not think the job of government is to defend traditional values. We are told that we are out to impose our morality on everyone else. We have no respect for liberty. We are religious zealots who need "to keep our rosaries off other people's ovaries" and other such nonsense. We are expected to stay silent when our tax money is used for things which are anathema to us while some working families among us go with out basic needs, children lack health care, and homelessness is a growing problem. We have a choice, stay silent, act apologetic for holding our views and let the land we know fade into the past or mount a defense. I choose to stand up Read more

GOP Luminaries Gain Traction As Presidential and VP Hopefuls.

National GOP luminaries such as Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Kelly Ayotte and Paul Ryan have remained in the national limelight, in the post-election struggle to fight off such legislation as anti-second amendment legislation and Obama strong-arm tactics. Each continues to gain traction, not only with most factions of the Republican Party but also with Independents and many democrats. This new popularity is no fluke; many Americans that have recently voted for the President have become disenchanted with the newly re-elected president who has become obsessed with revenge based tactics, caused by his failed policies. Actions like failing to open Yellowstone National Park on time and cutting the Federal Tuition Assistance Program and housing benefits for our military veterans can be viewed as tantrum-revenge tactics by a clearly disgruntled president. President Obama pushed "Obamacare" Read more

The Second Amendment Freedom Rally, A Rally For All Freedoms

Before noon at Dover’s Modern Maturity Center, in the hall where the Second Amendment Freedom Rally met, it was filled to capacity and overflowing. People from all of Delaware and surrounding states, packed the place well before the meeting actually started at 1pm. The 9-12 Delaware patriot Organization set up at the door for sign-up with many items for sale, including a T-shirt with a hand-gun on a flag emblazoned with the slogan written in Greek that says “Come and Take it.” 1200 people were expected but the main hall was filled by 12:15pm and the overflow hall started to fill. I stopped counting at 1400 in attendance. Legislators present included, Rep .John Atkins, Rep. Ruth Briggs King, Rep. Harvey Kenton, Rep. Bobby Outen, Rep. Danny Short, Rep. Jack Peterman, Rep Jeff Spiegelman, Rep. Dave Wilson, Rep Steve Smyk, Rep. Ramon and Sen. Dave Lawson. Delaware GOP Chairman Read more

Is Obama Exploiting the Murder of Sandy Hook’s Children?

Republican Senator, Ted Cruz said President Barack Obama is "exploiting the murder of children" to push an extreme anti-gun agenda that much of the country opposes. Cruz told Laura Ingraham on her radio show that Obama was "high on his own power," and that Democrats overall would pay a political price for the president's crackdown on citizens that have not broken laws and are only exercising their constitutional rights. "There have got to be some Democrats who are up for reelection in 2014 who are very very nervous right now that President Obama is picking this fight," Cruz said. In the president's address to the nation, he used scripted testimony from letters of children he claims to have received, to gain sympathy for his execution of the executive orders he signed earlier this week, while a TV camera panned the children live for the nation. Later in the week the White House condemned Read more

James Madison And The Second Amendment

The Second Amendment to the Constitution was written by James Madison, who became a member of the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention in 1787. It was presented to the House of Representatives in Congress on June 8th 1797, and ratified on December 15th 1791. It was one of a total of 10 amendments drafted by Madison, who is often known as the father of the Bill of Rights, as well as being called the father of the Constitution, for his work on the Constitution with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. In 2008 and 2010, the Supreme Court issued two landmark decisions officially establishing this interpretation. In District of Columbia v. Heller, the court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess a firearm, Read more

Deja Vu, An Early Assault On The Constitution

One of the first assaults on the constitution, seemingly enough came during the presidency of John Adams, the Second President of the United States. John Adams was a Federalist and was also considered a monarchist. He along with Alexander Hamilton, who served on his cabinet believed that Great Britain had a much better form of government than the newly formed American Republic. Thomas Jefferson, his Vice President was, on the other hand, a Republican and a staunch constitutionalist. Two opposing ideologies probably wouldn't occur in today's politics, the president and the vice president are from the same party but in Jefferson's era of the late 1700's and early 1800's, when two men ran for the presidency, the one with the most votes became president and the one that came in second became Vice President. The race between Adams and Jefferson was a close one and Jefferson became Vice President. Because Read more

Will Boehner survive As Speaker; Raises Ire Of Many House Republicans

After House Speaker John Beohner's gift to the democrats on a late night House vote on Tuesday, many Conservative House Republicans are talking about replacing him as Speaker, if they can find another to take his place. "The vote was considered a rout by the Democrats," Krauthammer told Fox News. "Tonight is one of the low points that Republicans have had in the last few years. on substance, Obama not only won tax increases in tax rates for the wealthy, but he's likely to gain another tax increase through reducing deductions in the future. So he gets a double rise in rates." House Republicans are considering House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor of Virginia to take the House's top spot. Cantors Opposition to Biden and Mitch MaConnell is a sign that cantor has the resolve to stand up to the democrats. A source close to the situation, concluded, if enough members fail to support Beohner, Read more

Proposed 28th Amendment To The Constitution

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:
“Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States .”
Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It takes 38 of the 50 states to convene a Constitutional Convention. What do you think; should children of the Congress have monetary and other special privileges that other taxpayers are unable to enjoy?