Larry’s blog for July 6, 2015 As the list of Republican candidates for President grows, so does my curiosity about them. As has been stated by many, there is no such thing as a perfect candidate, so you pay attention to the ones that most mirror your thinking. Right now everybody is throwing out catch-phrases and sound bites to get on the news, and it’s difficult, at least to me, to know what their true belief system is…except for one or two.
Were I candidate, there would be very short speeches, but my positions would be crystal clear…a complete change in the tax system…a strong, smart, military…take the offensive action to the enemy wherever they are and eliminate them…a sealed southern border…a systematic deportation of illegal aliens…term limits for all federal positions on a national level…no lobbying allowed…all potential bills must be shorter than 200 pages and no riders or attachments allowed. There probably would be others, as time went by, but you can see where it’s going. America has to come back from where it’s been put, or the world will suffer.
What would the world be like if, or when, America has to surrender? To what would it surrender? Economically, we may have already surrendered, what with the dollar being replaced as the go-to backup currency in the world. Militarily, we may have already surrendered, since it’s been said by top military personnel, that we could not fight a long war, possibly on two fronts or foreign lands. Politically we definitely have surrendered with a lying, incompetent, possibly foreign-born person in the White House whose elections have been made possible by smear campaigns and massive voter fraud, and whose background is opaque.
Once, when I thought I would run for Mayor of the city in which I lived, one of my opponents(the ultimate winner) said that I didn’t have an original thought in my head…and, to a degree he was right. My reply was to say that so many people, much smarter than I, had already said good things that we didn’t pay any attention to, that it was a shame. Here is one of those things, a speech by Teddy Roosevelt, and he said…
“There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance. But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, then no matter where he was born, he is just as good an American as anyone else.
The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English- Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian- Americans, or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality than with the other citizens of the American Republic. The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American.”
Theodore Roosevelt, addressing the Knights of Columbus, New York City- October 12th, 1915. Folks, it doesn’t get any clearer than that. If you ask a black person what he or she is, chances are good that they will tell you they are African-American. If you quiz them about what part of Africa they came from you’ll find out that they didn’t come from Africa at all! Any immigrant, legal or illegal, that finds this country’s traditions and values offensive should be shipped out, PDQ, to whatever place they seem to prefer.