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Patriot responds to Step One: History

Marine recruits. How many professors appreciate the role of the military?

Dear Roseanne,

I am a Marine, one who entered the Corps as it was being wound down from Vietnam, and was full of those who hated the Corps, but knew there was no civilian job that would pay them to sit on their derrieres, and give them power, with only a small coterie of “true believers” who stayed on because they would not allow “Their Corps” be ruined by “know-nothings”.

Jerusalem and Jews: new evidence

Entering Jerusalem, ancient capital of Israel

Today the Israel Antiquities Authority, and members of the Jerusalem Police, announced a major “bust” the police made on Friday. The police captured two grave thieves, one Israeli and one Palestinian. They also recovered some truly ancient loot: eleven ossuaries, or bone boxes. The suspects seem to have tried to sell these to an Israeli collector. The Antiquities Authority concentrated on describing four arrests, and the value of the recovered loot. But they ought to have  mentioned one other, far more important detail. This loot shows the Jews have the best claim to Jerusalem. Arabs, and Muslims, cannot deny this claim anymore.

Pop stars: our real legislators

Plato first said pop stars were the real legislators.

 

Let me make the songs of a nation and I care not who makes its laws.

– Plato quoted by Grout, Donald J. A History of Western Music, 1973. p. 8

During a television interview in California last week, I was asked what the people thought of my appearance when doing events across the country, as if to say that the politicians are the standard in conveying the message to bring about resolve to the American people. I responded with, “What, because I am 6’5, have long hair, tattoos and am a drummer for an international band, Junkyard Prophet, and quite studly?” Well … that’s what my wife tells me. Though I am having fun, the question came across as almost in insult to me.

Un-Stately State of the Union

Obama, hypocrite in chief at the National Prayer Breakfast

To begin this commentary I would like to apologize to our loyal readers and too, to the occasional visitor of TPATH.  As many of you know I run my website from my own pocket and I get zero compensation except the satisfaction that the research and writing done here, by me and our many wonderful contributors will be informative and somewhat entertaining in the process.   What do I feel the need to apologize for?  Well, I tried, I really did try to watch that usurper give the State of the Union Address on Tuesday night.

Tick, Tick, Tick… Incrementalism at work

What difference does it make to Obama?

Incrementalism has always been the secret behind the success of the progressive’s agenda. Their strategy of coercion and manipulation has often been implemented over extended periods of time whereby the rights and freedoms of the people are slowly changed or taken away so that few notice and wake one morning in full acceptance of their new reality.

ASA – Academics Surrender to Allah

Members of the Israel Defense Forces on the Golan Heights. What has the ASA to say to them?

Five thousand members of the ASA, American Studies Association, would be better identified as Academics Surrender to Allah.  They have declared jihad against the State of Israel.  Why?  ASA president Curtis Marez admitted that there are worse countries than Israel but, he added, “One has to start somewhere!” Can you picture Marez as part of a firefighting team sent to extinguish a blaze in Southern California, and he’ll start “somewhere” in North Dakota?  So they’re boycotting Israel’s universities, which are also attended by Palestinian students, rather than boycotting Palestinian universities that were instituted by Israel but are prohibited to Jewish students – perhaps a study in reverse psychology.

Four questions: Nuremberg redux

Who's to blame when tyranny thrives, or even when it stand trial?

In response to my recent essay, “Nuremberg Revisited,” I received four questions from a reader, Mr. K, – four simple questions that reminded me of the centuries-old Four Questions that we read at the Passover Seder each year. The Passover Questions concern the Why and How Passover is celebrated, and were designed to keep our history alive, get the children involved in learning the lessons of the Jewish Exodus from slavery in Egypt into a life of freedom in our own land, Israel, as well as to enlighten the uninformed guest.

Nuremberg Laws revisited

A memorial to a real hate crime. Self-inflicted hate crimes trivialize the real hate crimes we should remember.

The other night I watched a PBS special on Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass), a series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on November 9-10, 1938.  These were carried out by Hitler’s forces and non-Jewish civilians and resulted in the death of hundreds of Jews who were incarcerated and sent to concentration camps.  A vast number of Jewish homes, hospitals and schools were destroyed and more than 7,000 Jewish businesses were devastated. Over 1,000 synagogues were burned to the ground.  I was able to find a transcript to further review the two infamous Nuremberg Laws that Hitler initiated during his rise to power. From those, more than 2,000 antisemitic laws were ratified at all levels of government, thereby sealing the fate of the Jews of the Third Reich.

150 years ago

Abraham Lincoln, 150 years ago. Was he old and confused?

 

The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

After a two hours speech given by Edward Everett, an American politician, pastor, educator, diplomat, and orator from Massachusetts at the Gettysburg dedication November 19, 1863, 150 years ago, these are the word most remembered by many, given by President Abraham Lincoln, at the same event.

Obamacare ads teach young to be foolish

An Obamacare ad includes a scene similar to this one.

Barack Obama and his apologists once pretended responsibility. Young people should do the responsible thing and sign up for these policies. Even if they pay for things these young people would never use. Now they’ve changed their tune. The latest Obamacare ads openly tell young people to do foolish things. As long as “they have insurance,” they can do all sorts of silly things without fear.